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Literature / Vive la Francewank

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Save France, save the world.

Written by AnalyticalEngine, Vive la Francewank is one of a series of alternate history timelines in the so-called "Strangerverse", and hosted on

The basic premise is that a time traveller from the future has gone back in time to 1617, and gives king Louis XIII a mission : Unite the world under France to save it by preventing an apocalyptic war from happening in 2258.


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This Alternate History timelime provides examples of :

  • Alternative Character Interpretationinvoked: 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
  • Balkanize Me: Russia has been partitioned up by its neighbours.
  • Bilingual Bonus: Many things are referred to in French, with an appropriate footnote.
  • 100% Adoration Rating: Lampshaded. France has had rather less civil unrest, though that was more due to charisma enhancement...


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