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* RealityEnsues: Rather than a vibrant, agriculturally-rich utopia, the new land produced from draining the Mediterranean was nothing more than salt flats. As the years went on, the sea disappeared completely, leaving behind a giant desert.


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* SurprisinglyRealisticOutcome: Rather than a vibrant, agriculturally-rich utopia, the new land produced from draining the Mediterranean was nothing more than salt flats. As the years went on, the sea disappeared completely, leaving behind a giant desert.

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* FinalSolution: [[spoiler: Evidence is uncovered that suggests this is actually averted and Europe's Jewish population was instead deported to Madagascar.]]


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* MiddleEasternCoalition: Outside the Kiln is a nation called The Caliphate, which raids the eagles nests in the desert.


''The Atlantropa Articles'' is a novel written by Cody Franklin, host of ''WebVideo/AlternateHistoryHub''. In the 1930’s, architect Herman Sörgel proposes an audacious plan. He wants to drain the Mediterranean Sea by building two of the largest dams ever imagined at both ends of it. The land left behind will become a new continent for Europe, rich in farmland and powered by free hydroelectricity. Sörgel believes Europe can create a modern utopia. He calls this land Atlantropa. Sörgel convinces his homeland of Germany that Lebensraum (living space) is not in Poland but in the untapped lands of Atlantropa. Europe spends decades working together to construct the project, but when the dams are finally finished in the 1980s, something goes terribly wrong. This supposed promised land unravels and chaos erupts.

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''The Atlantropa Articles'' is a novel written by Cody Franklin, host of ''WebVideo/AlternateHistoryHub''.Creator/CodyFranklin. In the 1930’s, architect Herman Sörgel proposes an audacious plan. He wants to drain the Mediterranean Sea by building two of the largest dams ever imagined at both ends of it. The land left behind will become a new continent for Europe, rich in farmland and powered by free hydroelectricity. Sörgel believes Europe can create a modern utopia. He calls this land Atlantropa. Sörgel convinces his homeland of Germany that Lebensraum (living space) is not in Poland but in the untapped lands of Atlantropa. Europe spends decades working together to construct the project, but when the dams are finally finished in the 1980s, something goes terribly wrong. This supposed promised land unravels and chaos erupts.


* NaziProtagonist: Ansel, the committed officer of the Old Reich.



* HistoricalHeroUpgrade: In-Universe, Adolph Hitler has been Retconned into a Blonde-Haired, Blue-Eyed perfect Aryan who's rise to power was entirely peaceful.

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* HistoricalHeroUpgrade: In-Universe, Adolph Adolf Hitler has been Retconned into a Blonde-Haired, Blue-Eyed perfect Aryan who's rise to power was entirely peaceful.


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* NaziProtagonist: Ansel, the committed officer of the Old Reich.


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* TheFuture: Set millenia in the future.

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* TheFuture: Set millenia millennia in the future.



* NaziProtagonist: Ansel.

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* NaziProtagonist: Ansel.Ansel, the committed officer of the Old Reich.



* UnreliableNarrator: As a resident of a world where the Nazis have existed for millennia, Ansel has a very biased viewpoint.

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* UnreliableNarrator: As a resident of a world where the Nazis have existed for millennia, Ansel has a very biased viewpoint.viewpoint.
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* NoSwastikas: Averted in the trailer, and Swastikas are ''everywhere'' in the novel itself.


* AdaptationalExpansion: In one of his videos, Cody talks about how fascinating the idea of Atlantropa is, but that the end result simply didn't have enough material for him to cover the scenario on his channel. The novel goes into ''far'' more detail.

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* AdaptationalExpansion: In one of his videos, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDsmQRGdL6k ''Three Alternate Timelines: Worlds That Didn't Make the Cut'']] video, Cody talks about how fascinating the idea of Atlantropa is, but that the end result simply didn't have enough material for him to cover the scenario on his channel. The novel goes into ''far'' more detail.


The novel was released on October 15th, 2018. Watch the trailer [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvFk717st_Q here]].

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The novel was released on October 15th, 2018. Watch the trailer [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvFk717st_Q here]].
here]]. Cody confirmed in December 1st, 2018 that he is working on a sequel for the novel that he plans to release in about a year.


* RegionalRedecoration: The Kiln is a huge desert that conjoins Southern Europe with the Sahara.

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* RegionalRedecoration: The Kiln Atlantropa project eventually caused the entire Mediterranean to drain away. The result is the Kiln, a huge desert that conjoins Southern Europe with the Sahara.


* HeroWorship: Hitler, after millennia of myth and legend, is for all practical purposes remembered as a god.

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* HeroWorship: Hitler, after millennia of myth and legend, is for all practical purposes remembered as a god.god, with Mein Kampf being Holy Scripture.


Thousands of years later, the Mediterranean basin has become a vast desert known as the Kiln, where life is barely possible. Ansel Engel, an Old Reich officer, sails the desert sands supplying Nazi outposts housed in giant structures known as Eagle Nests. He is assigned to the new and enigmatic Eagle Nest #54, near Maria, a vast metropolis and the last large city in Southern Europe. This new assignment forces Ansel to contend with the realities of his world, his nation, and the ideology he grew up believing. As he grapples with a history of race, war, politics, and the rifts they cause, discoveries from the past might just lead him to discover something about his world’s future.

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Thousands of years later, the Mediterranean basin has become a vast desert known as the Kiln, where life is barely possible. Ansel Engel, an Old Reich officer, sails the desert sands supplying Nazi outposts housed in giant structures known as Eagle Nests. He is assigned to the new and enigmatic Eagle Nest #54, near Maria, Now joined by his younger brother Ulric, an incident with a vast metropolis and the last large city in group of Scavengers (former inhabitants of Southern Europe. This new assignment Europe and North Africa that were forced out of the Reich centuries prior) forces Ansel to contend with the realities of his world, his nation, and the ideology he grew up believing. As he grapples with a history of race, war, politics, and the rifts they cause, discoveries from the past might just lead him to discover something about his world’s future.



* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Ansel is introduced breaking a bar girl's arm after she tried to pickpocket him. Ulric is introduced reprimanding him for it.



* GreatOffscreenWar: The "Glass Wars", a massive Scavenger invasion several centuries prior, is referenced several times as a CrypticBackgroundEvent.

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* GreatOffscreenWar: The "Glass Wars", a massive Scavenger invasion several centuries prior, is referenced several times as a CrypticBackgroundEvent.CrypticBackgroundReference.



* KillSat: The Reich has a system called Aegir Strike which functions as a cross between this and a miniaturized ColongyDrop.

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* KillSat: The Reich has a system called Aegir Strike which functions as a cross between this and a miniaturized ColongyDrop.ColonyDrop.

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* KillSat: The Reich has a system called Aegir Strike which functions as a cross between this and a miniaturized ColongyDrop.


''The Atlantropa Articles'' is an upcoming novel written by Cody Franklin, host of ''WebVideo/AlternateHistoryHub''. In the 1930’s, architect Herman Sörgel proposes an audacious plan. He wants to drain the Mediterranean Sea by building two of the largest dams ever imagined at both ends of it. The land left behind will become a new continent for Europe, rich in farmland and powered by free hydroelectricity. Sörgel believes Europe can create a modern utopia. He calls this land Atlantropa. Sörgel convinces his homeland of Germany that Lebensraum (living space) is not in Poland but in the untapped lands of Atlantropa. Europe spends decades working together to construct the project, but when the dams are finally finished in the 1980s, something goes terribly wrong. This supposed promised land unravels and chaos erupts.

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''The Atlantropa Articles'' is an upcoming a novel written by Cody Franklin, host of ''WebVideo/AlternateHistoryHub''. In the 1930’s, architect Herman Sörgel proposes an audacious plan. He wants to drain the Mediterranean Sea by building two of the largest dams ever imagined at both ends of it. The land left behind will become a new continent for Europe, rich in farmland and powered by free hydroelectricity. Sörgel believes Europe can create a modern utopia. He calls this land Atlantropa. Sörgel convinces his homeland of Germany that Lebensraum (living space) is not in Poland but in the untapped lands of Atlantropa. Europe spends decades working together to construct the project, but when the dams are finally finished in the 1980s, something goes terribly wrong. This supposed promised land unravels and chaos erupts.



The novel is set for release on October 15th, 2018. Watch the trailer [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvFk717st_Q here]].

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The novel is set for release was released on October 15th, 2018. Watch the trailer [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvFk717st_Q here]].



* CruelAndUnusualDeath: Sanding, a punishment used for captured Scavengers and traitors to the Reich: the victim is dangled off the back of a ship by a rope, and then essentially sandblasted to death by the dust cloud the ship kicks up as it moves. Its stated that it can be several days before the victim actually dies.
* CultureShock: The main source of conflict between Ansel and Ulric: Ulric believes that Aryan's should be upstanding members of civilization, while years in the Kiln have desensitized Ansel to the violence around him. This comes to a head when trying to deal with the Scavenger prisoner.



* TheFuture: Set in the late 23rd century.

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* TheEmpire: The Thousand-Year Reich dominates all of Europe unopposed. It's also stated that the Scavengers that threaten the Eagle Nests in the Kiln are sent north by a Muslim Caliphate that apparently dominates what used to be North Africa.
* FaceDeathWithDignity: Several of the captured Scavengers go out this way.
* TheFuture: Set millenia in the late 23rd century.future.



* NoSwastikas: Averted in the trailer.

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* GreatOffscreenWar: The "Glass Wars", a massive Scavenger invasion several centuries prior, is referenced several times as a CrypticBackgroundEvent.
* HeroWorship: Hitler, after millennia of myth and legend, is for all practical purposes remembered as a god.
* HistoricalHeroUpgrade: In-Universe, Adolph Hitler has been Retconned into a Blonde-Haired, Blue-Eyed perfect Aryan who's rise to power was entirely peaceful.
* NoSwastikas: Averted in the trailer.trailer, and Swastikas are ''everywhere'' in the novel itself.


* UnreliableNarrator: As a resident of a world where the Nazis have existed for millennia, Ansel has a very biased view of the world.

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* UnreliableNarrator: As a resident of a world where the Nazis have existed for millennia, Ansel has a very biased view of the world.viewpoint.

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