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** Itís generally agreed upon by historians that [[spoiler:invading the Soviet Union/Russia and/or especially continental United States and successfully fully conquering them]] is virtually impossible. While itís plausible for [[spoiler:Taiwan or Hong Kong]], maybe slightly plausible that [[spoiler:France]] could maybe die depending on how one determines the death of a nation (though how that works is a question in it of itself), and ''maybe'' [[spoiler:England, being very generous to the Germans, supposing that Operation Sealion somehow succeeded and the Kriegsmarine didnít [[CurbstompBattle utterly suck]] in comparison to the Royal Navy, and leaving aside the fact Hitler would have rather had the British sign a peace treaty than actually try to invade England since his main target was Russia]], but it crosses into ridiculous and blatant AlternateHistoryWank once itís shown that [[spoiler:America was still in the war and ''both'' he and the Soviet Union/Russia - not just, say, Ukraine and Belarus, Russia himself - are in real danger of dying. Note that Japan had already been burned by the idea of attacking the Soviet Union because of a previous experience, so Germany would have needed to take down the Red Army with basically just himself and his allies to the point of Russiaís almost death despite also being wracked by partisans and taking on the industrial might of America and the full force of the British Empire. Even if this incident didnít happen and Japan and Germany were to coordinate, [[{{Determinator}} Russia]] could keep on going for literal decades retreating and pestering them (remember, Napoleon actually succeeded in taking Moscow, but he still failed), and Stalin was if anything a massive {{Derterminator}} who would see through that beong the case, plus this sheer size would be extremely logistically taxing to say the least. And despite works like Literature/TheManInTheHighCastle, even if the United States didnít actually ďwinĒ WWII in our timeline, it was still a major powerhouse a literal ocean away, not to mention its massive size, making the already overstretched logistics an absolute nightmare for both sides; merely landing on Americaís shores is an even more implausible scenario than subduing the Soviet Union. So much so that doing so was never in the plans of even the notoriously power-hungry Axis. The world would have been a bit more realistic if the author actually dialed back the darkness and made America stay out of the war and still alive and well, probably made Britain sign a peace treaty to become neutral, while Russia still, while his siblings would be dead, gives his occupiers trouble even by the time the fic takes place, putting pressure on Japan as well, or was merely forced to sign a peace treaty and became smaller but was still very much alive and kicking; America and Britain could be handwaved as being merely apathetic, allowing the Axis to run amok outside of their boundaries]].

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** Itís generally agreed upon by historians that [[spoiler:invading the Soviet Union/Russia and/or especially continental United States and successfully fully conquering them]] is virtually impossible. While itís plausible for [[spoiler:Taiwan or Hong Kong]], maybe slightly plausible that [[spoiler:France]] could maybe die depending on how one determines the death of a nation (though how that works is a question in it of itself), and ''maybe'' [[spoiler:England, being very generous to the Germans, supposing that Operation Sealion somehow succeeded and the Kriegsmarine didnít [[CurbstompBattle utterly suck]] in comparison to the Royal Navy, and leaving aside the fact Hitler would have rather had the British sign a peace treaty than actually try to invade England since his main target was Russia]], but it crosses into ridiculous and blatant AlternateHistoryWank once itís shown that [[spoiler:America was still in the war and ''both'' he and the Soviet Union/Russia - not just, say, Ukraine and Belarus, Russia himself - are in real danger of dying. Note that Japan had already been burned by the idea of attacking the Soviet Union because of a previous experience, so Germany would have needed to take down the Red Army with basically just himself and his allies to the point of Russiaís almost death despite also being wracked by partisans and taking on the industrial might of America and the full force of the British Empire. Even if this incident didnít happen and Japan and Germany were to coordinate, [[{{Determinator}} Russia]] could keep on going for literal decades retreating and pestering them them, stretching out their logistics to their breaking points (remember, Napoleon actually succeeded in taking Moscow, but he still failed), and Stalin was if anything a massive {{Derterminator}} who would see through that beong being the case, plus this sheer size would be extremely logistically taxing to say the least.case. And despite works like Literature/TheManInTheHighCastle, even if the United States didnít actually ďwinĒ WWII in our timeline, it was still a major powerhouse a literal ocean away, not to mention its massive size, making the already overstretched logistics an absolute nightmare for both sides; merely landing on Americaís shores is an even more implausible scenario than subduing the Soviet Union. So much so that doing so was never in the plans of even the notoriously power-hungry Axis. It doesnít need to be said that subduing both is about as likely as flying pigs. The world would have been a bit more realistic if the author actually dialed back the darkness and made America stay out of the war and still alive and well, probably made Britain sign a peace treaty to become neutral, while Russia still, while his siblings would be dead, gives his occupiers trouble even by the time the fic takes place, putting pressure on Japan as well, or was merely forced to sign a peace treaty and became smaller but was still very much alive and kicking; America and Britain could be handwaved as being merely apathetic, allowing the Axis to run amok outside of their boundaries]].


** Itís generally agreed upon by experts that [[spoiler:invading the Soviet Union/Russia and especially continental United States and successfully fully conquering them]] is virtually impossible. While itís plausible for [[spoiler:Taiwan or Hong Kong]], maybe slightly plausible that [[spoiler:France]] could maybe die depending on how one determines the death of a nation (though how that works is a question in it of itself), and ''maybe'' [[spoiler:England, being very generous to the Germans, supposing that Operation Sealion somehow succeeded and their navy didnít utterly suck in comparison to the Royal Navy, and leaving aside the fact Hitler would have rather had the British sign a peace treaty than actually try to invade England since his main target was Russia]], but it crosses into ridiculous and blatant AlternateHistoryWank once itís shown that [[spoiler:America was still in the war and ''both'' he and the Soviet Union/Russia - not just, say, Ukraine and Belarus, Russia himself - are in real danger of dying. Note that Japan was already at logistical breaking point when invading the massive China, so Germany would have needed to take down the Red Army with basically just himself and his allies to the point of Russiaís almost death despite also being wracked by partisans and taking on the industrial might of America and the full force of the British Empire. And despite works like Literature/TheManInTheHighCastle, even if the United States didnít actually ďwinĒ WWII in our timeline, it was still a major powerhouse a literal ocean away, making the already overstretched logistics a complete nightmare, not to mention its massive size. So much so doing so was never in the plans of even the notoriously power-hungry Axis. The world would have been a bit more realistic if the author actually dialed back the darkness and made America stay out of the war and still alive and well, probably made Britain sign a peace treaty to become neutral, while Russia still, while his siblings would be dead, gives his occupiers trouble even by the time the fic takes place, putting pressure on Japan as well, or was merely forced to sign a peace treaty and became smaller but was still very much alive and kicking; America and Britain could be handwaved as being merely apathetic, allowing the Axis to run amok outside of their boundaries]].

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** Itís generally agreed upon by experts historians that [[spoiler:invading the Soviet Union/Russia and and/or especially continental United States and successfully fully conquering them]] is virtually impossible. While itís plausible for [[spoiler:Taiwan or Hong Kong]], maybe slightly plausible that [[spoiler:France]] could maybe die depending on how one determines the death of a nation (though how that works is a question in it of itself), and ''maybe'' [[spoiler:England, being very generous to the Germans, supposing that Operation Sealion somehow succeeded and their navy the Kriegsmarine didnít [[CurbstompBattle utterly suck suck]] in comparison to the Royal Navy, and leaving aside the fact Hitler would have rather had the British sign a peace treaty than actually try to invade England since his main target was Russia]], but it crosses into ridiculous and blatant AlternateHistoryWank once itís shown that [[spoiler:America was still in the war and ''both'' he and the Soviet Union/Russia - not just, say, Ukraine and Belarus, Russia himself - are in real danger of dying. Note that Japan was had already at logistical breaking point when invading been burned by the massive China, idea of attacking the Soviet Union because of a previous experience, so Germany would have needed to take down the Red Army with basically just himself and his allies to the point of Russiaís almost death despite also being wracked by partisans and taking on the industrial might of America and the full force of the British Empire. Even if this incident didnít happen and Japan and Germany were to coordinate, [[{{Determinator}} Russia]] could keep on going for literal decades retreating and pestering them (remember, Napoleon actually succeeded in taking Moscow, but he still failed), and Stalin was if anything a massive {{Derterminator}} who would see through that beong the case, plus this sheer size would be extremely logistically taxing to say the least. And despite works like Literature/TheManInTheHighCastle, even if the United States didnít actually ďwinĒ WWII in our timeline, it was still a major powerhouse a literal ocean away, not to mention its massive size, making the already overstretched logistics a complete nightmare, not to mention its massive size. an absolute nightmare for both sides; merely landing on Americaís shores is an even more implausible scenario than subduing the Soviet Union. So much so that doing so was never in the plans of even the notoriously power-hungry Axis. The world would have been a bit more realistic if the author actually dialed back the darkness and made America stay out of the war and still alive and well, probably made Britain sign a peace treaty to become neutral, while Russia still, while his siblings would be dead, gives his occupiers trouble even by the time the fic takes place, putting pressure on Japan as well, or was merely forced to sign a peace treaty and became smaller but was still very much alive and kicking; America and Britain could be handwaved as being merely apathetic, allowing the Axis to run amok outside of their boundaries]].


** Itís generally agreed upon by experts that [[spoiler:invading the United States or Soviet Union/Russia and successfully fully conquering them]] is virtually impossible. While itís plausible for [[spoiler:Taiwan or Hong Kong]], maybe slightly plausible that [[spoiler:France]] could maybe die depending on how one determines the death of a nation, and ''maybe'' [[spoiler:England, being very generous to the Germans, supposing that Operation Sealion somehow succeeded and their navy didnít utterly suck in comparison to the Royal Navy, and leaving aside the fact Hitler would have rather had the British sign a peace treaty than actually try to invade England since his main target was Russia]], but it crosses into ridiculous and blatant AlternateHistoryWank once itís shown that [[spoiler:America was still in the war and ''both'' he and the Soviet Union/Russia are in real danger of dying. Note that Japan was already at logistical breaking point when invading the massive China, so Germany would have needed to take down the Red Army with basically just himself and his allies to the point of Russiaís almost death despite also being wracked by partisans and taking on America and the full force of the British Empire. Even if Hitler could have somehow taken Moscow, occupying America would become even less possible than it was before. The world would have been a bit more realistic if the author tried to actually dial back the darkness and made America stay out of the war, probably made Britain sign a peace treaty to become neutral, while Russia still gives his occupiers trouble even by the time the fic takes place, putting pressure on Japan as well]].

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** Itís generally agreed upon by experts that [[spoiler:invading the United States or the Soviet Union/Russia and especially continental United States and successfully fully conquering them]] is virtually impossible. While itís plausible for [[spoiler:Taiwan or Hong Kong]], maybe slightly plausible that [[spoiler:France]] could maybe die depending on how one determines the death of a nation, nation (though how that works is a question in it of itself), and ''maybe'' [[spoiler:England, being very generous to the Germans, supposing that Operation Sealion somehow succeeded and their navy didnít utterly suck in comparison to the Royal Navy, and leaving aside the fact Hitler would have rather had the British sign a peace treaty than actually try to invade England since his main target was Russia]], but it crosses into ridiculous and blatant AlternateHistoryWank once itís shown that [[spoiler:America was still in the war and ''both'' he and the Soviet Union/Russia - not just, say, Ukraine and Belarus, Russia himself - are in real danger of dying. Note that Japan was already at logistical breaking point when invading the massive China, so Germany would have needed to take down the Red Army with basically just himself and his allies to the point of Russiaís almost death despite also being wracked by partisans and taking on the industrial might of America and the full force of the British Empire. Even if Hitler could have somehow taken Moscow, occupying America would become Empire. And despite works like Literature/TheManInTheHighCastle, even less possible than if the United States didnít actually ďwinĒ WWII in our timeline, it was before. still a major powerhouse a literal ocean away, making the already overstretched logistics a complete nightmare, not to mention its massive size. So much so doing so was never in the plans of even the notoriously power-hungry Axis. The world would have been a bit more realistic if the author tried to actually dial dialed back the darkness and made America stay out of the war, war and still alive and well, probably made Britain sign a peace treaty to become neutral, while Russia still still, while his siblings would be dead, gives his occupiers trouble even by the time the fic takes place, putting pressure on Japan as well]].well, or was merely forced to sign a peace treaty and became smaller but was still very much alive and kicking; America and Britain could be handwaved as being merely apathetic, allowing the Axis to run amok outside of their boundaries]].


** Itís generally agreed upon by experts that [[spoiler:invading the United States or Soviet Union/Russia and successfully fully conquering them]] is virtually impossible. While itís plausible for [[spoiler:Taiwan or Hong Kong]], maybe slightly plausible that [[spoiler:France]] could maybe die depending on how one determines the death of a nation, and ''maybe'' [[spoiler:England, being very generous to the Germans, supposing that Operation Sealion somehow succeeded and their navy didnít utterly suck in comparison to the Royal Navy, and leaving aside the fact Hitler would have rather had the British sign a peace treaty than actually try to invade England since his main target was Russia]], but it crosses into ridiculous and blatant AlternateHistoryWank once itís shown that [[spoiler:America was still in the war and ''both'' he and the Soviet Union/Russia are in real danger of dying. Note that Japan was already at logistical breaking point when invading the massive China, so Germany would have needed to take down the Red Army with basically just himself and his allies to the point of Russiaís almost death despite also taking on America and the full force of the British Empire. Even if Hitler could have somehow taken Moscow, occupying America would become even less possible than it was before. The world would have been a bit more realistic if the author tried to actually dial back the darkness and made America stay out of the war while Russia was still giving his occupiers trouble in the depths of Siberia]].

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** Itís generally agreed upon by experts that [[spoiler:invading the United States or Soviet Union/Russia and successfully fully conquering them]] is virtually impossible. While itís plausible for [[spoiler:Taiwan or Hong Kong]], maybe slightly plausible that [[spoiler:France]] could maybe die depending on how one determines the death of a nation, and ''maybe'' [[spoiler:England, being very generous to the Germans, supposing that Operation Sealion somehow succeeded and their navy didnít utterly suck in comparison to the Royal Navy, and leaving aside the fact Hitler would have rather had the British sign a peace treaty than actually try to invade England since his main target was Russia]], but it crosses into ridiculous and blatant AlternateHistoryWank once itís shown that [[spoiler:America was still in the war and ''both'' he and the Soviet Union/Russia are in real danger of dying. Note that Japan was already at logistical breaking point when invading the massive China, so Germany would have needed to take down the Red Army with basically just himself and his allies to the point of Russiaís almost death despite also being wracked by partisans and taking on America and the full force of the British Empire. Even if Hitler could have somehow taken Moscow, occupying America would become even less possible than it was before. The world would have been a bit more realistic if the author tried to actually dial back the darkness and made America stay out of the war war, probably made Britain sign a peace treaty to become neutral, while Russia was still giving gives his occupiers trouble in even by the depths of Siberia]].time the fic takes place, putting pressure on Japan as well]].


** Itís generally agreed upon by experts that [[spoiler:invading the United States or Soviet Union/Russia and successfully fully conquering them]] is virtually impossible. While itís plausible for [[spoiler:Taiwan or Hong Kong]], maybe slightly plausible that [[spoiler:France]] could maybe die depending on how one determines the death of a nation, and ''maybe'' [[spoiler:England, being very generous to the Germans, supposing that Operation Sealion somehow succeeded and their navy didnít utterly suck in comparison to the Royal Navy]], but it crosses into ridiculous and blatant AlternateHistoryWank once itís shown that [[spoiler:America was still in the war and ''both'' he and the Soviet Union/Russia are in real danger of dying. Note that Japan was already at logistical breaking point when invading the massive China, so Germany would have needed to take down Russia basically alone to the point of almost death despite also taking on America and England. The world would have been a bit more realistic if the author tried to actually dial back the darkness and made America stay out of the war while either Russia eventually surrendered and signed another non-aggression pact or was still giving his occupiers trouble in the depths of Siberia]].

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** Itís generally agreed upon by experts that [[spoiler:invading the United States or Soviet Union/Russia and successfully fully conquering them]] is virtually impossible. While itís plausible for [[spoiler:Taiwan or Hong Kong]], maybe slightly plausible that [[spoiler:France]] could maybe die depending on how one determines the death of a nation, and ''maybe'' [[spoiler:England, being very generous to the Germans, supposing that Operation Sealion somehow succeeded and their navy didnít utterly suck in comparison to the Royal Navy]], Navy, and leaving aside the fact Hitler would have rather had the British sign a peace treaty than actually try to invade England since his main target was Russia]], but it crosses into ridiculous and blatant AlternateHistoryWank once itís shown that [[spoiler:America was still in the war and ''both'' he and the Soviet Union/Russia are in real danger of dying. Note that Japan was already at logistical breaking point when invading the massive China, so Germany would have needed to take down Russia the Red Army with basically alone just himself and his allies to the point of Russiaís almost death despite also taking on America and England. the full force of the British Empire. Even if Hitler could have somehow taken Moscow, occupying America would become even less possible than it was before. The world would have been a bit more realistic if the author tried to actually dial back the darkness and made America stay out of the war while either Russia eventually surrendered and signed another non-aggression pact or was still giving his occupiers trouble in the depths of Siberia]].


** Itís generally agreed upon by experts that [[spoiler:invading the United States or Soviet Union/Russia and successfully fully conquering them]] is virtually impossible. While itís plausible for [[spoiler:Taiwan or Hong Kong]], maybe slightly plausible that [[spoiler:France]] could maybe die depending on how one determines the death of a nation, and ''maybe'' [[spoiler:England, being very generous to the Germans, supposing that Operation Sealion somehow succeeded and their navy didnít utterly suck in comparison to the Royal Navy]], but it crosses into ridiculous and blatant AlternateHistoryWank once itís shown that [[spoiler:America was still in the war and ''both'' he and the Soviet Union/Russia are in real danger of dying. Letís not forget Japan was already probably at logistical breaking point when occupying the massive China. The world would have been a bit more realistic if the author tried to actually dial back the darkness and made America stay out of the war while either Russia eventually surrendered and signed another non-aggression pact or was still giving his occupiers trouble in the depths of Siberia]].

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** Itís generally agreed upon by experts that [[spoiler:invading the United States or Soviet Union/Russia and successfully fully conquering them]] is virtually impossible. While itís plausible for [[spoiler:Taiwan or Hong Kong]], maybe slightly plausible that [[spoiler:France]] could maybe die depending on how one determines the death of a nation, and ''maybe'' [[spoiler:England, being very generous to the Germans, supposing that Operation Sealion somehow succeeded and their navy didnít utterly suck in comparison to the Royal Navy]], but it crosses into ridiculous and blatant AlternateHistoryWank once itís shown that [[spoiler:America was still in the war and ''both'' he and the Soviet Union/Russia are in real danger of dying. Letís not forget Note that Japan was already probably at logistical breaking point when occupying invading the massive China.China, so Germany would have needed to take down Russia basically alone to the point of almost death despite also taking on America and England. The world would have been a bit more realistic if the author tried to actually dial back the darkness and made America stay out of the war while either Russia eventually surrendered and signed another non-aggression pact or was still giving his occupiers trouble in the depths of Siberia]].


** Itís generally agreed upon by experts that [[spoiler:invading the United States or Soviet Union/Russia and successfully fully conquering them]] is virtually impossible. While itís plausible for [[spoiler:Taiwan or Hong Kong]], maybe slightly plausible that [[spoiler:France]] could maybe die depending on how one determines the death of a nation, and ''maybe'' [[spoiler:England, being very generous to the Germans, supposing that Operation Sealion somehow succeeded and their navy didnít utterly suck in comparison to the Royal Navy]], but it crosses into ridiculous and blatant AlternateHistoryWank once itís shown that [[spoiler:America was still in the war and ''both'' he and the Soviet Union/Russia are in real danger of dying. The world have been a bit more realistic if the author tried to actually dial back the darkness and made America stay out of the war while either Russia eventually surrendered and signed another non-aggression pact or was still giving his occupiers trouble in the depths of Siberia]].

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** Itís generally agreed upon by experts that [[spoiler:invading the United States or Soviet Union/Russia and successfully fully conquering them]] is virtually impossible. While itís plausible for [[spoiler:Taiwan or Hong Kong]], maybe slightly plausible that [[spoiler:France]] could maybe die depending on how one determines the death of a nation, and ''maybe'' [[spoiler:England, being very generous to the Germans, supposing that Operation Sealion somehow succeeded and their navy didnít utterly suck in comparison to the Royal Navy]], but it crosses into ridiculous and blatant AlternateHistoryWank once itís shown that [[spoiler:America was still in the war and ''both'' he and the Soviet Union/Russia are in real danger of dying. Letís not forget Japan was already probably at logistical breaking point when occupying the massive China. The world would have been a bit more realistic if the author tried to actually dial back the darkness and made America stay out of the war while either Russia eventually surrendered and signed another non-aggression pact or was still giving his occupiers trouble in the depths of Siberia]].


** Itís generally agreed upon by experts that [[spoiler:invading the United States or Soviet Union/Russia and successfully fully conquering them]] is virtually impossible. While itís plausible for [[spoiler:Taiwan or Hong Kong]], maybe slightly plausible that [[spoiler:France]] could maybe die depending on how one determines the death of a nation, and ''maybe'' [[spoiler:England, being very generous to the Germans and supposing that their navy didnít utterly suck in comparison to the Royal Navy]], but it crosses into ridiculous and blatant AlternateHistoryWank once itís shown that [[spoiler:America was still in the war and ''both'' he and the Soviet Union/Russia are in real danger of dying. The world have been a bit more realistic if the author tried to actually dial back the darkness and made America stay out of the war while either Russia eventually surrendered and signed another non-aggression pact or was still giving his occupiers trouble in the depths of Siberia]].

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** Itís generally agreed upon by experts that [[spoiler:invading the United States or Soviet Union/Russia and successfully fully conquering them]] is virtually impossible. While itís plausible for [[spoiler:Taiwan or Hong Kong]], maybe slightly plausible that [[spoiler:France]] could maybe die depending on how one determines the death of a nation, and ''maybe'' [[spoiler:England, being very generous to the Germans and Germans, supposing that Operation Sealion somehow succeeded and their navy didnít utterly suck in comparison to the Royal Navy]], but it crosses into ridiculous and blatant AlternateHistoryWank once itís shown that [[spoiler:America was still in the war and ''both'' he and the Soviet Union/Russia are in real danger of dying. The world have been a bit more realistic if the author tried to actually dial back the darkness and made America stay out of the war while either Russia eventually surrendered and signed another non-aggression pact or was still giving his occupiers trouble in the depths of Siberia]].


* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: China, instead of his usual happy disposition, is pliant, silent and broken. Japan is psychotic, obsessive and violent under a thin veil of creepy calmness, instead of his canon inscrutable and polite character.

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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: China, instead of his usual happy disposition, is pliant, silent and broken. Japan is psychotic, obsessive and violent under a thin veil of creepy calmness, instead calmness that sort of resembles a twisted version of his canon inscrutable and polite character.


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** Itís generally agreed upon by experts that [[spoiler:invading the United States or Soviet Union/Russia and successfully fully conquering them]] is virtually impossible. While itís plausible for [[spoiler:Taiwan or Hong Kong]], maybe slightly plausible that [[spoiler:France]] could maybe die depending on how one determines the death of a nation, and ''maybe'' [[spoiler:England, being very generous to the Germans and supposing that their navy didnít utterly suck in comparison to the Royal Navy]], but it crosses into ridiculous and blatant AlternateHistoryWank once itís shown that [[spoiler:America was still in the war and ''both'' he and the Soviet Union/Russia are in real danger of dying. The world have been a bit more realistic if the author tried to actually dial back the darkness and made America stay out of the war while either Russia eventually surrendered and signed another non-aggression pact or was still giving his occupiers trouble in the depths of Siberia]].


** [[spoiler:Taiwanís]] death. [[spoiler:[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taiwan_under_Japanese_rule#D%C5%8Dka: Taiwan was actually a model colony]], and as such had much, much better treatment than other parts of the empire]]. [[spoiler:Though while it's implied otherwise, if death of culture means death of a nation instead of, say, DeathOfPersonality, [[FridgeHorror it's more likely that she would have had a slow, but painless (after the aborigines are genocided that is) end, gradually, meticulously brainwashed, the life being slowly, slowly sucked from her, blissfully unaware of the suffering of the rest of her family or her loss of self until she drew her last breath...]]]].

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** [[spoiler:Taiwanís]] death. [[spoiler:[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taiwan_under_Japanese_rule#D%C5%8Dka: Taiwan was actually a model colony]], and as such had received much, much better treatment than other parts of the empire]]. [[spoiler:Though while it's implied otherwise, if death of culture means death of a nation instead of, say, DeathOfPersonality, [[FridgeHorror it's more likely that she would have had a slow, but painless (after the aborigines are genocided that is) end, end as she was gradually, meticulously brainwashed, the her life being slowly, slowly sucked sapped from her, blissfully unaware of the suffering of the rest of her family or her own loss of self until she drew her last breath...]]]].



** [[spoiler:Japan, the personification of the Japanese people, killing Asahiko]]. [[TearJerker The dramatic weight of the scene aside]], not only is there the FridgeLogic with this explained below, [[spoiler:but considering how the Empire was supposed to be a glorious, harmonious Co-Prosperity Sphere uniting the Asian Peoples under the watchful eye of the Glorious [[GodEmperor Tenno-Heika]]]], it doesnít make much sense if one is there for the AlternateHistory premise and thinks too deeply about it. [[spoiler:For perspective, it would be like the North Korean people before media smuggling became more commonplace killing their Dear Leader completely willingly; there is a reason that the name of the Emperor was used to rally the Japanese people, despite the Emperor having little actual power. No amount of Pan-Asian nationalism and Phillopon-induced madness could lead to such a scenario outside of taking the in-story events at complete face value.]]

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** [[spoiler:Japan, the personification of the Japanese people, killing Asahiko]]. [[TearJerker The dramatic weight of the scene aside]], not only is there the FridgeLogic with this explained below, [[spoiler:but considering how the Empire was supposed to be a glorious, harmonious Co-Prosperity Sphere uniting the Asian Peoples under the watchful eye of the Glorious [[GodEmperor Tenno-Heika]]]], it doesnít make much sense if one is there for the AlternateHistory premise and thinks too deeply about it. [[spoiler:For perspective, it would be like the North Korean people before media smuggling became more commonplace killing their Dear Leader completely willingly; there is a reason that the name of the Emperor was used to rally the Japanese people, despite the Emperor having little actual power. No amount of Pan-Asian nationalism and Phillopon-induced madness could lead to such a scenario outside of taking the in-story events at complete face value. Granted, Kiku does indeed show a more accurate creepy attachment to Hirohito.]]



* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: As can probably be discerned, this fic is '''not''' for everyone. For some itís beautifully dark, with undoubtedly high-quality writing and fascinating psychological horror elements, but for others it could seem dark for the sake of being dark, not being helped by how the characters have changed, the rather egregious AnyoneCanDie[=/=]AlternateHistoryWank before the story begins, and, much like Fanfic/AllHeEverWanted, be considered too rapey, even if it is more narratively integrated than in AHEW; as such eliciting this reaction in these readers.

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* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: As can probably be discerned, this fic is '''not''' for everyone. For some itís [[TrueArtIsAngsty beautifully dark, dark]], with undoubtedly high-quality writing and fascinating psychological horror elements, but for others it could seem dark for the sake of being dark, not being helped by how the characters have changed, the rather egregious AnyoneCanDie[=/=]AlternateHistoryWank DroppedABridgeOnHim[=/=]ThrowawayCountry[=/=]AlternateHistoryWank before the story begins, and, much like Fanfic/AllHeEverWanted, be considered too rapey, even if it is more narratively integrated than in AHEW; as such eliciting this reaction in these readers.


** [[spoiler:Taiwanís]] death. [[spoiler:[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taiwan_under_Japanese_rule#D%C5%8Dka: Taiwan was actually a model colony]], and as such had much, much better treatment than other parts of the empire]]. [[spoiler:Though while it's implied otherwise, if death of culture means death of a nation instead of, say, DeathOfPersonality, [[FridgeHorror it's more likely that she would have had a slow, but painless (after the aborigines are genocided that is) end, gradually, meticulously brainwashed, blissfully unaware of the suffering of the rest of her family or her loss of self, as the life was slowly sucked from her until she drew her last breath...]]]].

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** [[spoiler:Taiwanís]] death. [[spoiler:[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taiwan_under_Japanese_rule#D%C5%8Dka: Taiwan was actually a model colony]], and as such had much, much better treatment than other parts of the empire]]. [[spoiler:Though while it's implied otherwise, if death of culture means death of a nation instead of, say, DeathOfPersonality, [[FridgeHorror it's more likely that she would have had a slow, but painless (after the aborigines are genocided that is) end, gradually, meticulously brainwashed, the life being slowly, slowly sucked from her, blissfully unaware of the suffering of the rest of her family or her loss of self, as the life was slowly sucked from her self until she drew her last breath...]]]].


** [[spoiler:Taiwanís]] death. [[spoiler:[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taiwan_under_Japanese_rule#D%C5%8Dka:_"Integration"_ Taiwan was actually a model colony]], and as such had much, much better treatment than other parts of the empire]]. [[spoiler:Though while it's implied otherwise, if death of culture means death of a nation instead of, say, DeathOfPersonality, [[FridgeHorror it's more likely that her end would have been slow, but painless (after the aborigines are genocided that is), the result of gradual, meticulous brainwashing, while blissfully unaware of the suffering of the rest of her family or her loss of self and imminent death until her last breath]]...]].
** Japanís obsession with China and only China (with Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Macau, the Micronesian politities, etc., or even the already revealed at the time Vietnam and Thailand being barely mentioned if ever), could be seen as such, as this Co-Prosperity Sphere thing was basically Japan going Yandere over all of Asia, not just China. China did still get the worst of it though, so itís one of the less noticeable historical inconsistencies.

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** [[spoiler:Taiwanís]] death. [[spoiler:[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taiwan_under_Japanese_rule#D%C5%8Dka:_"Integration"_ org/wiki/Taiwan_under_Japanese_rule#D%C5%8Dka: Taiwan was actually a model colony]], and as such had much, much better treatment than other parts of the empire]]. [[spoiler:Though while it's implied otherwise, if death of culture means death of a nation instead of, say, DeathOfPersonality, [[FridgeHorror it's more likely that her end she would have been had a slow, but painless (after the aborigines are genocided that is), the result of gradual, meticulous brainwashing, while is) end, gradually, meticulously brainwashed, blissfully unaware of the suffering of the rest of her family or her loss of self and imminent death self, as the life was slowly sucked from her until she drew her last breath]]...]].
breath...]]]].
** Japanís obsession with China and only China (with Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Macau, the Micronesian politities, etc., or even the already revealed at the time Vietnam and Thailand Thailand, being barely mentioned if ever), could be seen as such, as this Co-Prosperity Sphere thing was basically Japan going Yandere over all of Asia, not just China. China did still get the worst of it though, so itís one of the less noticeable historical inconsistencies.



** [[spoiler:Japan, the personification of the Japanese people, killing Asahiko]]. [[TearJerker The dramatic weight of the scene aside]], not only is there the FridgeLogic with this explained below, [[spoiler:but considering how the Empire was supposed to be a glorious, harmonious Co-Prosperity Sphere uniting the Asian Peoples under the watchful eye of the Glorious [[GodEmperor Tenno-Heika]]]], it doesnít make much sense if one is there for the AlternateHistory premise and thinks too deeply about it. [[spoiler:For perspective, it would be like the North Korean people before media smuggling became more commonplace to kill their Dear Leader completely willingly; there is a reason that the name of the Emperor was used to rally the Japanese people, despite the Emperor having little actual power. No amount of Pan-Asian nationalism and Phillopon-induced madness could lead to such a scenario outside of taking the in-story events at complete face value.]]

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** [[spoiler:Japan, the personification of the Japanese people, killing Asahiko]]. [[TearJerker The dramatic weight of the scene aside]], not only is there the FridgeLogic with this explained below, [[spoiler:but considering how the Empire was supposed to be a glorious, harmonious Co-Prosperity Sphere uniting the Asian Peoples under the watchful eye of the Glorious [[GodEmperor Tenno-Heika]]]], it doesnít make much sense if one is there for the AlternateHistory premise and thinks too deeply about it. [[spoiler:For perspective, it would be like the North Korean people before media smuggling became more commonplace to kill killing their Dear Leader completely willingly; there is a reason that the name of the Emperor was used to rally the Japanese people, despite the Emperor having little actual power. No amount of Pan-Asian nationalism and Phillopon-induced madness could lead to such a scenario outside of taking the in-story events at complete face value.]]



* FridgeLogic: A possibly rather unfortunate example in an otherwise TearJerker of a scene that would probably make your head explode if you tried to think of it too deeply: [[spoiler:Kiku murdering Asahiko... and said emperor having a relationship with a nation in general]]. Good luck trying to figure out how the heck that would translate to real life as this is still supposed to be an alternate history, with the nations representing their, well, nations. This is probably why most Hetalia fanfiction trying to be realistic try to keep normal humans and nations separate. [[spoiler:Even if the assassination was supposed to be analogous to a successful coup or something, Kikuís ďaffair with ChinaĒ motivation would be a MindScrew in it of itself to translate]].

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* FridgeLogic: A possibly rather unfortunate example in an otherwise TearJerker of a scene that would probably make your head explode if you tried to think of it too deeply: [[spoiler:Kiku murdering Asahiko... and said emperor having a relationship with a nation in general]]. Good luck trying to figure out how the heck that would translate to real life life, as this is still supposed to be an alternate history, with the nations representing their, well, nations. This is probably why most Hetalia fanfiction trying to be realistic try to keep normal humans and nations separate. [[spoiler:Even if the assassination was supposed to be analogous to a successful coup or something, Kikuís ďaffair with ChinaĒ motivation would be a MindScrew in it of itself to translate]].


** [[spoiler:Taiwanís]] death. [[spoiler:[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taiwan_under_Japanese_rule#D%C5%8Dka:_"Integration"_(1915%E2%80%931937) Taiwan was actually a model colony]], and as such had much, much better treatment than other parts of the empire]]. [[spoiler:Though while it's implied otherwise, if death of culture means death of a nation instead of, say, DeathOfPersonality, [[FridgeHorror it's more likely that her end would have been slow, but painless (after the aborigines are genocided that is), the result of gradual, meticulous brainwashing, while blissfully unaware of the suffering of the rest of her family or her loss of self and imminent death until her last breath]]...]].

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** [[spoiler:Taiwanís]] death. [[spoiler:[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taiwan_under_Japanese_rule#D%C5%8Dka:_"Integration"_(1915%E2%80%931937) org/wiki/Taiwan_under_Japanese_rule#D%C5%8Dka:_"Integration"_ Taiwan was actually a model colony]], and as such had much, much better treatment than other parts of the empire]]. [[spoiler:Though while it's implied otherwise, if death of culture means death of a nation instead of, say, DeathOfPersonality, [[FridgeHorror it's more likely that her end would have been slow, but painless (after the aborigines are genocided that is), the result of gradual, meticulous brainwashing, while blissfully unaware of the suffering of the rest of her family or her loss of self and imminent death until her last breath]]...]].



** Also, according to Imperial plans, Japan should have probably been grooming Korea to become an extension of him, forcing him into a lackey position until he was able to do his bidding himself, as was the plan with the Real-Life Koreans in Imperial Japan; they were notably straight-up annexed into Japan, not made vassal states like most of the rest of the conquered territories.

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** Also, according to Imperial plans, Japan should have probably been grooming Korea to become an extension of him, forcing him into a lackey position until he was able to do his bidding himself, as was the plan with the Real-Life Koreans in Imperial Japan; they were notably straight-up annexed into Japan, not made a vassal states state like most of the rest of the conquered territories.


** [[spoiler:Taiwanís]] death. [[spoiler:[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taiwan_under_Japanese_rule#D%C5%8Dka:_"Integration"_(1915%E2%80%931937) Taiwan was actually a model colony]]]], and as such had much, much better treatment than other parts of the empire. [[spoiler:While it's implied otherwise, if death of culture means death of a nation instead of, say, DeathOfPersonality, [[FridgeHorror it's more likely that her end would have been slow, but painless (after the aborigines are genocided that is), the result of gradual, meticulous brainwashing, while blissfully unaware of the suffering of the rest of her family, or her loss of self and imminent death until her last breath]]...]].
** Japanís obsession with China and only China (Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Macau, the Micronesian politities, etc., or even the already revealed at the time Vietnam being barely mentioned if ever), could be seen as such, as this Co-Prosperity Sphere thing was basically Japan going Yandere over all of Asia, not just China. China did still get the worst of it though, so itís one of the less noticeable historical inconsistencies.

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** [[spoiler:Taiwanís]] death. [[spoiler:[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taiwan_under_Japanese_rule#D%C5%8Dka:_"Integration"_(1915%E2%80%931937) Taiwan was actually a model colony]]]], colony]], and as such had much, much better treatment than other parts of the empire. [[spoiler:While empire]]. [[spoiler:Though while it's implied otherwise, if death of culture means death of a nation instead of, say, DeathOfPersonality, [[FridgeHorror it's more likely that her end would have been slow, but painless (after the aborigines are genocided that is), the result of gradual, meticulous brainwashing, while blissfully unaware of the suffering of the rest of her family, family or her loss of self and imminent death until her last breath]]...]].
** Japanís obsession with China and only China (Cambodia, (with Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Macau, the Micronesian politities, etc., or even the already revealed at the time Vietnam and Thailand being barely mentioned if ever), could be seen as such, as this Co-Prosperity Sphere thing was basically Japan going Yandere over all of Asia, not just China. China did still get the worst of it though, so itís one of the less noticeable historical inconsistencies.


** Taiwanís death. Taiwan was actually a model colony, and as such had much, much better treatment than other parts of the empire.
** Japanís obsession with China and only China could be seen as such, as this Co-Prosperity Sphere thing was basically Japan going Yandere over all of Asia, not just China. China did still get the worst of it though, so itís one of the less noticeable historical inconsistencies.

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** Taiwanís [[spoiler:Taiwanís]] death. [[spoiler:[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taiwan_under_Japanese_rule#D%C5%8Dka:_"Integration"_(1915%E2%80%931937) Taiwan was actually a model colony, colony]]]], and as such had much, much better treatment than other parts of the empire.
empire. [[spoiler:While it's implied otherwise, if death of culture means death of a nation instead of, say, DeathOfPersonality, [[FridgeHorror it's more likely that her end would have been slow, but painless (after the aborigines are genocided that is), the result of gradual, meticulous brainwashing, while blissfully unaware of the suffering of the rest of her family, or her loss of self and imminent death until her last breath]]...]].
** Japanís obsession with China and only China (Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Macau, the Micronesian politities, etc., or even the already revealed at the time Vietnam being barely mentioned if ever), could be seen as such, as this Co-Prosperity Sphere thing was basically Japan going Yandere over all of Asia, not just China. China did still get the worst of it though, so itís one of the less noticeable historical inconsistencies.



** [[spoiler:Japan killing Asahiko]]. [[TearJerker The dramatic weight of the scene aside]], not only is there the FridgeLogic with this explained below, [[spoiler:but considering how the Empire was supposed to be a glorious, harmonious Co-Prosperity Sphere uniting the Asian Peoples under the watchful eye of the Glorious GodEmperor Tenno-Heika]], it doesnít make much sense if one is there for the AlternateHistory premise and thinks too deeply about it.

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** [[spoiler:Japan [[spoiler:Japan, the personification of the Japanese people, killing Asahiko]]. [[TearJerker The dramatic weight of the scene aside]], not only is there the FridgeLogic with this explained below, [[spoiler:but considering how the Empire was supposed to be a glorious, harmonious Co-Prosperity Sphere uniting the Asian Peoples under the watchful eye of the Glorious GodEmperor Tenno-Heika]], [[GodEmperor Tenno-Heika]]]], it doesnít make much sense if one is there for the AlternateHistory premise and thinks too deeply about it. [[spoiler:For perspective, it would be like the North Korean people before media smuggling became more commonplace to kill their Dear Leader completely willingly; there is a reason that the name of the Emperor was used to rally the Japanese people, despite the Emperor having little actual power. No amount of Pan-Asian nationalism and Phillopon-induced madness could lead to such a scenario outside of taking the in-story events at complete face value.]]



** Also, [[spoiler:Korea dies at one point via being thrown out a window, [[PlotHole his nation immortality seemingly having stopped working]]]].

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** Also, [[spoiler:Korea straight-up dies at one point via being thrown out a window, [[PlotHole his nation immortality seemingly having stopped working]]]].working]]]].
* MindGameShip: Japan x China, if it wasn't made obvious already.

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