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1-> ''Save France, save the world.''²²[[http://www.alternatehistory.com/discussion/showthread.php?t=161590 Read it here]].²²Written by @/{{AnalyticalEngine}}, '''Vive la Francewank''' is one of a series of [[AlternateHistory alternate history]] timelines in the so-called "[[http://wiki.alternatehistory.com/doku.php/timelines/the_strangerverse Strangerverse]]", and hosted on ''Website/AlternateHistoryDotCom''.²²The basic premise is that a [[TimeTravel time traveller]] [[AfterTheEnd from the future]] has gone back in time to 1617, and gives king Louis XIII a mission : [[TakeOverTheWorld Unite the world]] under UsefulNotes/{{France}} [[SaveThisPersonSaveTheWorld to save it]] by preventing an [[ApocalypseHow apocalyptic]] [[WorldWarIII war]] from happening in 2258.²²----²!!Historical characters who appear or are referenced in the timeline:²²* Blase Pascal²* [[UsefulNotes/TheHouseOfStuart Charles I of England and Scotland]]²* Louis XIII of France²* Marin Mersenne²* Pierre de Fermat²* René Descartes²* Cardinal Richelieu²²** [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters And a host of others...]]²²----²!!This AlternateHistory timelime provides examples of :²²* AChildShallLeadThem[=/=]RegentForLife: Following the French victory in the Alt-War of the Spanish Succession, this is (mostly) the case in the Italian/Flemish domains.²* AlienSpaceBats²* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation[[invoked]]: [[spoiler: King Louis XIII is cured of his madness before it even starts. Descartes discovers much of what Sir Isaac Newton did in OTL, but a generation earlier]]²* AlternateHistoryWank: ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin²* AntiVillain: Cardinal Richelieu. Yes, that one...²* AppliedPhlebotinum: The various gifts the Stranger grants to the king.²* AuthorityEqualsAssKicking[=/=] WarriorPrince: This happened a lot during the 17th and 18th centuries.²* AwesomeMomentOfCrowning²* BadassArmy: With an unfair tech advantage, the French Army is definitely one. Ironically, so is the ''[[DidntSeeThatComing English]]'' army...²* BalkanizeMe: [[spoiler:Russia]] has been partitioned up by its neighbours.²* BilingualBonus: Many things are referred to in French, with an appropriate footnote.²* ButtMonkey: Russia. [[spoiler:Poor, poor Russia]]...²* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: [[ArrangedMarriage Arranged Marriages]] were a common part of diplomacy during this period.²* HistoricalDomainCharacter: Louis XIII being the main one.²* HundredPercentAdorationRating: Lampshaded. France has had rather less civil unrest, though that was more due to charisma enhancement...²* HypnoTrinket: The rings.²* KingBobTheNth: Well, it is Bourbon France after all. They weren't big on originality when it came to names...²* MotherRussiaMakesYouStrong: Subverted, massively.²* PeoplesRepublicOfTyranny: [[spoiler:Federation of People's Republics]] and the [[spoiler:Italian People's Republic]]²* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: The French kings at least try to be this.²* RoyallyScrewedUp: With the alternate equivalent to Charles II of Spain, no less.²* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: The kings of France serve as heads of the Order of St. Denis.²* SecretCircleOfSecrets: Subverted. The Order of St. Denis are good guys, for a [[MoralDissonance given value of good]].²* ShownTheirWork: As evidenced by the copious footnotes, sometimes covering almost half of a given post's word count.²* SuccessionCrisis: Russia. More recently, the UsefulNotes/WarOfTheSpanishSuccession.²* TakeOverTheWorld: This is the basic premise of the timeline. Indeed, the eventual goal is for an ''[[OneWorldOrder Un ordre mondial]].''²* TimeTravel²* TheFederation: How the [[spoiler:Federation of People's Republics]] sees itself.²* TheRevolutionWillNotBeBureaucratized: Subverted. The revolution in the [[spoiler:Federation of People's Republics]] was ''started'' thanks to many of its supporters being entrenched in the existing bureaucracy²* TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized²* TheWisePrince: Played with, since the king has a considerable benefit of hindsight.²* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans: One of the core beliefs of the [[spoiler:Federation of People's Republics]].²* WellIntentionedExtremist: Charles I of England/Scotland.²----

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