For Want of A Sandwich - A Franz Ferdinand Lives Wikibox TL

What are children's and teens' shows like? Any specific countries of interest?

Is fast food even still a thing? Are there any counterparts to OTL restaurant chains?

What is the dominant form of socio-political ideology in this world? Assuming it is not Neoliberalism.
 
List of Peace Nobel Prizes
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Ah, so they merged with Malaya then?
They were invaded by Malaya.
What are children's and teens' shows like? Any specific countries of interest?

Is fast food even still a thing? Are there any counterparts to OTL restaurant chains?

What is the dominant form of socio-political ideology in this world? Assuming it is not Neoliberalism.
Nations renowned for animation IOTL have the same standing ITTL, with TV shows made for entertainment but also for propaganda values and education. If you happen on a Saturday Morning Cartoon from Eastern Europe, except something drawing on the legends.
Fast foods are restricted to the Americas and never gained traction outside of it ; Germans tend to affirm every time that the hamburger was their idea. Instead, Chinese cuisine better managed to globalize, as compared to food mobile stands that are an everyday occurrence in European cities, as inspired by Germany. An attempt by German entrepreneurs to launch a chain of biergartens backfired heavily.
Neoliberalism is frowned upon since the 1980s economic crisis. Let's say that as of 2021, state intervention is well seen throughout the world and that social democracy is on the rise, with "authoritarian democracy" being an option in countries without much democratic traditions. The youth and intellectuals rely less on TTL fascism that their elders and are bent on Revionist Marxism and Neo-Syndicalism, that would look like Eurocommunism as compared to OTL.
Considering Yasuhito became Emperor ITTL, what happened to Hirohito? Assassinated or had some sort of accident?
Assassination by Korean nationalists. Things went downhill for Koreans afterwards.
 
What was the Siege of Tangiers? Some sort of hostage crisis? Also, why were no Noble Peace Prizes awarded in 1931, 1968, 1982, and 1994?
 
French presidential election, 2021
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The 2021 French presidential election was held on 1 May 2021 to elect the 25th President of France, its fourth under the Constitution of the Sixth French Republic, adopted on 2003. Incumbent President Hervé Mariton was un-eligible to run for a second six-year term. The President is elected by the 500 deputies of the French Parliament : Jean d’Orléans, Deputy for Dreux and Orléanist claimant to the throne of France, standing as the candidate of the ruling Régénération Party (Conservative-Integralist) was elected on the first ballot and took office on 16 May 2021.

As the Fifth French Republic had been criticized for the concentration of executive powers in the Presidency, the Sixth Republic had opted for a parliamentary republic, with the Prime Minister holding executive power and the President having only a ceremonial role, like in the Third Republic ; as previously and to stress the importance of the Parliament, the President of the Republic is now elected by the National Assembly, the unicameral chamber that forms the French Parliament. The election in 2015 of Conservative candidate Hervé Mariton had already been seen in the leftist Sixth Republic as a first alarm, the 2018 military coup ended all expectations. After two years without a parliament, the Prime Minister closely monitored the 2020 parliamentary elections, winning in a landslide with the Conservative-Integralist Regeneration Party, leaving only a few seats for a token opposition President Mariton had been compliant with the military takeover and a monarchic restoration was the final goal for Pierre de Villiers, determined in becoming the new French-style General Monk.

Jean d’Orléans, the claimant to the Orléanist throne and grandson to the last King, Henri VI, was nominated as Regeneration’s presidential candidate; his election by a fully-controlled Parliament and his eventual accession as King made the election look like a mere formality. The presidential office in France was totally devoid of power and all opposition figures were either detained or in exile ; as a token candidate for the left, former Education Minister Vincent Peillon, an uncharismatic career politician, was chosen by a destroyed French Social Movement ; Deputy Jean Lassalle from Béarn, an independent and regionalist deputy, much more known for his eccentricities than for his values, was also allowed to run for President.

On the first ballot, Jean d’Orléans obtained more than an absolute majority, obtaining 84,89 % of all votes, with Peillon only winning 8,56 % and Jean Lassalle 1,51 % ; with a 420 seats-majority in the National Assembly, Regeneration was certain that its candidate would be elected, even if having other candidates running prevented De Villiers from being considered a dictator. More noticeable was the importance of abstention, with more than 120 deputies choosing not to vote ; if some belonged to the so-called opposition and didn’t recognize themselves in either candidates, others expected the election to be already decided and didn’t bother to vote. But some observers thought that some members of Regeneration decided to mark their opposition to a phony election, that should be the very last presidential election ever held in France…
 
Pierre de Villiers
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Pierre Le Jolis de Villiers de Saintignon (born in Boulogne, France on 26 July 1956) is a French general officer and politician, having served as Prime Minister of France since 23 March 2018, having overthrown his predecessor François Ruffin in a military coup. Since 2020, he is registered as a member of the conservative party Regeneration, of which he is a founder.

Hailing from the House Le Jolis de Villiers, ennobled in 1595 in Normandy, Pierre de Villiers in the second son of industrialist and mayor of Boulogne (Vendée) Jacques de Villiers (1913-2000) ; his older brother, Philippe, served as President of the French Republic from 1992 to 1997, as member of the monarchist Royal Fidelity, and has remained active in politics to this day. Like his brother Bertrand, Pierre chose to serve his country not in politics but in the military.
Graduating from the Ecole militaire interarmes of Cherchell (Algeria), De Villiers joined the Armoured Cavalry Arm of the Self-Defense Forces in 1975, serving with distinction throughout the country, seeing combat in the Sands War against Morocco, in the 1980s Kabylian Insurgency and in the Reichspakt-sponsored peacekeeping forces of the First Belgium War. Serving in the General Staff following France’s withdrawal from the Reichspakt and the European Community after the Vesoul Incident, Pierre de Villiers had a prestigious military career with his skill in management and logistics saluted, independently from his brother’s political influence, becoming Chief of Staff in 2014 as a five-star general.

A conservative and a monarchist at heart, De Villiers refused to dabble in politics, owing to the non-ingerency policy of the Self-Defense Forces since the Civil War. He would nevertheless be drawn to it on 6 August 2002, accepting the orders from Chief of Staff, General Jean-Louis Georgelin, to secure with his landships the vicinity of the Presidential Palace while Georgelin was out to deliver his ultimatum to the increasingly dictatorial and unstable pyrist President Jean-Pierre Stirbois, a move that would end in the President’s suicide. For De Villiers, the feat of arms was the evidence that, however diminished, the French Army was still able to be the last resort for the Nation.

While serving as Chief of Staff, Pierre de Villiers was in the front seat to witness the increasingly erratic and unpopular policies of the Delapierre, Autain and Ruffin administrations ; for the General himself, the People Arise Parliament was a return to the days of Syndicalism and Doriot. Due to his connexion to the 2002 military ultimatum, his family connections and his status as Chief of Staff, De Villiers was quickly drawn into the conservative camarilla that had already tried a military coup in 2015 under General Christian Piquemal, as the increasing violence between far left and far right militias, along with islamic terrorism in Algeria, were threatening to spiral out of control ; they hoped that De Villiers’s charisma and renown would give absolute legitimacy to the coup. De Villiers reluctantly accepted, under the conditions that he would be given free reins as Prime Minister, recall the House of Orléans from exile and have the approbation from President Hervé Mariton. As the latter gave his assent, General Pierre de Villiers ordered full mobilization of the military garrisons surrounding Paris and imposed a military curfew on 23 March 2018. At 21:00 the same day, as Paris was under control, he personally entered the Hôtel de Marigny and ordered the arrest of Prime Minister François Ruffin under grounds of high treason and sedition ; he was appointed Prime Minister one hour later by the President.

Putting in place a mixed conservative-integralist-military reduced government, Pierre de Villiers presided on a Moral Order government in the mold of Edmond Michelet after the World War, withdrawing all reforms enacted since 2013 and presided over a massive wave of arrests over the French left and far left, pushing many into exile. Quickly acknowledged by foreign governments, even if he made no such decision to rejoin the European Community or the Reichspakt, supported by far right militias, he had to deal with a renewal of leftist activity, culminating with massive and deadly riots over the Champs-Elysées in November 2018, increased far left terrorist activity during Winter 2019, a general strike thoroughly repressed in mid-April 2019, along with Islamist activities in Algeria, culminating in a series of car bomb attacks in Algiers on 3 October 2019 and increased military concentration on the other side of the Mediterrenean. Even if the massive repression caused Germany to mobilize his forces in Alsace-Lorraine, de Villiers ended 2019 with a total control over France.

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In 2020, founding the party Régénération, a big-tent reuniting monarchists, conservatives, anti-Syndicalists, reactionaries and integralists who supported his rule, General de Villiers was able to concentrate his rule ; as the National Assembly had been dissolved since 2018, a new Parliament was elected in May 2020, giving the newly founded party an almost complete majority, with only a figurative opposition, as most members of the left and far left had been dissuaded from running, forced into exile or into detention. 2020 also saw the questionable management of the Wuchang Pneumonia pandemic, with the General along with his minister of Health Laurent Alexandre publicly questioning the very existence of the coronavirus, refusing to put in place any restriction or even vaccination, allowing the coronavirus to flow into France and to create a much more contagious and deadly “French variant”. Now legitimate, Pierre de Villiers then allowed his tantamount goal to come into fruition : persuading the Orléanist claimant, Jean d’Orléans, to run for Deputy and for President in the largely ceremonial 2021 presidential election. The General, who now controls France, has had his Minister of Justice, Jean Castex, draft the future Constitution of the restored Kingdom of France and intends to have his own President proclaimed as King of the French on 21 January 2022, in time for the anniversary of the death of Louis XVI. A correction for the troubles France has experienced since 1968, with himself as Prime Minister.

Victim of an assassination attempt on 8 June 2021, that saw Jérôme Rodrigues try to shoot at him before being taken down by security, General Pierre de Villiers is confident for the future. He has put an end to the Neo-Syndicalist rabble that had taken France down the drain, he is the saviour of the House of Orléans, he went further than his brother in restoring France to his grandeur. He is only 65. Why shouldn’t stay in place for 20 more years ?
 
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Jean d'Orléans (Jean IV)
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Jean d'Orléans, Duke of Vendôme (born in Paris, 19 May 1965) is the current President of the French Republic, having succeeded Hervé Mariton on 16 May 2021 after being elected as the candidate of the ruling Régénération (Regeneration) Party. He is also the Orléanist claimant to the French throne, claiming the regnal name of “Jean IV”, having succeeded his father, the Dauphin Henri, in his claims on 21 January 2019.

Born under the rule of his grandfather Henri VI, Jean d’Orléans was only 3 when the throne was lost ; serving in the Württemberg military, pursuing a career in banking, he followed closely his father’s endeavours during the Villiers presidency, when the chance of a monarchic restoration was at sight. After his father became claimant, he was relegated, as Duke of Vendôme, to be regent to his disabled older brother François, before becoming Dauphin himself in 2017, and then Head of the House of Orléans in 2019. Marrying a lesser member of the House of Oldenbourg, Tatjana, Jean never expected to be King, understanding that the fortune had passed over his family.

It could have been, without Pierre de Villiers’ military coup in 2018. Brother to the former President, a devout monarchist himself, the General wished to foster a Fourth Restoration as his predecessor, Marshal Ferdinand Foch, had did in Algiers in 1925. After the Prime Minister had reinforced his power through repression and taken contact with the Duke of Vendôme, he invited the claimant to return to France, after the rump Parliament controlled by the military had voted the definitive repeal of the Law of Exile. Returning to a homeland he had not seen in 23 years, not having to deal with an intransigeant Henri VI like his father had, Jean was able to run for Deputy of the National Assembly for Dreux in the 2020 legislative elections, a seat that had been left by incumbent Gérard Hamel. Elected with 82 %, “Jean IV” became a Deputy of the French Sixth Republic, a very special one, who was acclaimed by his fellow assemblymen when he entered the Palais Bourbon, taking the steps of his ancestor Philippe Egalité who had seated there during the French Revolution.

The record for Deputy Jean d’Orléans was not at all impressive, but the royal deputy was acclaimed as the candidate of Régénération, the conservative big-tent party founded to serve the interests of De Villiers, during the Reims Congress on 22 February 2021 ; the same city where the Kings of France had been crowned. A largely ceremonial role, the French president is, since 2003, elected by the Parliament, which is filled with monarchist deputies since the 2020 elections. As a foregone conclusion, Jean d’Orléans was elected President on the first round on 1 May 2021, with a resounding 84,89 %, having been faced by token opposition and some abstentions. The Royal President, who achieved what his father had dreamed of, took his functions at the Presidential Palace (former Ecole Militaire) in Paris.

Of course, having an Orléans as head of the French State is only the first step for Pierre de Villiers for a full Restoration, erasing forever the Republic and completing his iron rule over France. As a new Constitution for a new Kingdom of France has been already drafted and a formal acclaimation of the President as monarch is expected to take place on Place de la Concorde for 21 January 2022 ; 229 years after the beheading of Louis XVI and three years after the passing of the Dauphin Henri. As this point, the Restoration will be fully complete…
 
Pierre Le Jolis de Villiers de Saintignon (born in Boulogne, France on 26 July 2018) is a French general officer and politician, having served as Prime Minister of France since 23 March 2018, having overthrown his predecessor François Ruffin in a military coup. Since 2020, he is registered as a member of the conservative party Regeneration, of which he is a founder.
I think there might have been a mistake with the years.
 
What was the Siege of Tangiers? Some sort of hostage crisis? Also, why were no Noble Peace Prizes awarded in 1931, 1968, 1982, and 1994?
It was an international crisis sparked by the irrendentist campaigns of Morocco, aimed here at the International City of Tangiers ; it was handled by the World Council here. These years without awards are due to large conflicts occuring in these years (the Danubian War in 1931, worldwide protests and civil wars in 1968, terrorist attack on the Dome of the Rock in 1982 and the Vladivostok nuclear bombing in 1994).
Quisling, Rand, and Jagger are all Nobel Peace Prize winners? This must be a Twilight Zone episode!

Question time: Approximately how many people follow Neo-Druidism globally? Does the movement attempt historical accuracy like Celtic Reconstructionist Paganism?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Celtic_Reconstructionist_Paganism
same as well for astaru and other germanic neo-paganism, suomenusko and rodnovery
Quisling here is seen as a good Norwegian Prime Minister, Rand was a major opposition figure in Russia and Jagger was British Prime Minister. How the butterflies fly !
As of Reconstructionist Paganism... Well, about Neo-Druidism, it's quite popular in Celtic Countries and North America, with something like 2 million followers. Nothing like the scale of Neo-Kemitism. They are a lot about Esoteric nationalism and supremacism, but others just wanted to reject the heavy presence of the Catholic Church in their lives and some are inclined to ecology, like Wandervogels on Acid. They tend to try historical accuracy. Some would have liked to burn virgins into wicker men, but they are a bit mental.
For Germanic Neo-Paganism, here well known as Asatru, it's much more of an ultranationalist and heavily racist undertone, in the likes of the most bonker Nazis. Rodnovery tried to launch itself in Russia but is heavily persecuted by the government. Suomenusko is a fringe movement.

who is Istvan VIII in OTL?
He is fictional, he would be a legitimate son born on the same date than the illegitimate son of Carlos, Duke of Bourbon-Parma.

You don't have to do that. I always answer to all replies on my TL, it's just that I have been very busy lately.
Nice to see MLK Jr. still kicking it here.
Yes, under his birth name, but still.
I think there might have been a mistake with the years.
Oops ! Thank you !
 
He is fictional, he would be a legitimate son born on the same date than the illegitimate son of Carlos, Duke of Bourbon-Parma.


You don't have to do that. I always answer to all replies on my TL, it's just that I have been very busy lately.
I see, I'm sorry for pinging u.

Carlos, Duke of Bourbon-Parma might be Karoly V
 
Well....France seems to be in a bad place at the moment. Fucking yikes.

EDIT: Just to clarify, my response was to the events in universe. I think it's a great turn out of it, just in case you thought I was trying to insult you. .
 
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Nothing like the scale of Neo-Kemitism.
How many are there who follow the Ancient Egyptian theology? Would it not be considered a major religion at this point, seeing as how it's the biggest faith in Liberia, Hutuland, and others?
 
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