Flags from left to right: Mutual East Asian Cooperation Union, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Burma, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Ryukyu, Karafuto, South China, Korea, Hatsunia
Imma just say, I clicked on the Hatsunia link and I'm beyond impressed and, yet, slightly baffled at how detailed this alternate landmass/country has become.
 
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John F. Kennedy Jr. upon being elected the junior Senator of New York State (2000). As senator, Kennedy developed a solidly centre-left record, supporting Barrack Obama's healthcare reform plans, among other things. Kennedy would go on to become the successful Democratic nominee for President in 2016.​
 
The Kalten Krieg: First Phase
(1957-1962)


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Vanguard 1, the first satellite in space. The launching of the satellite kick-started the Kalten Krieg's "First Phase" and "Wave 1" of the Space Race, between America and Germany. Vanguard 1's success was a double achievement. Not only it was the first satellite, it was also the world's first solar powered satellite, and it proved that solar panels are reliable and solar power itself can be harnessed and sustained in space. This stunning achievement put a straint of embarrassment to the Germans, as they invented rockets first but failed to use them first. This would begin the "Vanguard Crisis", lasting until the first German satellite was launched. The satellite was launched on a modified SM-57 Marksman ICBM, operated by the National American Space Organization (NASO), in conjunction with the Armed Forces Missile Corps in December 1957.

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Deutschland 1, the first German satellite in space. It was launched 2 months after Vanguard, and around 5 days after Vanguard 2, the first artificial object to bring an animal into space, a Mongrel picked up from the streets of Atlanta named "Butch". Although he was not brought back alive, the launching of Butch into space proved that animals can survive in space, as long as they have a habitable space to stay in. Deutschland 1 is the world's first weather satellite and the first satellite to detect the Blücher Radiation Belts. Although it lagged behind, this launch boosted morale in Germany and proved that the Germans still has launch capabilities. It also took the first photo of a weather disturbance from space; Cyclone Marita off the Brazilian coast.

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The Mercury-Redstone Launch Vehicle is the first rocket to have manned flight capabilities. It is notable for launching Alan Shepard, the first man in space, on April 8 1961. Apart from being the first man, it was also the first manually controlled flight and the first time a manned spacecraft reached Orbit and successfully orbited Earth 20 times. This was another embarrassing blow to Berlin and the German Space Agency, and another success for NASO. With this achievement, American morale stood high and there was sense of Patriotism and Nationalism. Shepard's flight was called "Freedom 7".

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The Braun-Agregat Launch Vehicle was Germany's first rocket to have manned flight capabilities. It launched Berlin's first Reichnaut, Erich Von Stuben, into space, aboard the Führer 9 flight. It was used by the German Space Agency from 1962-1967, when it was replaced by the much more improved variant, the Agregat Mk V. It gets its name from the Braun Capsule and Service Module (that housed the astronaut) and the modified Agregat 15 ICBM that was merged together. It would become the trademark German rocket launch system even until today.
 
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From the Bruce Lee celebrates his 80th birthday timeline
For context with Bruce Lee not dying in 72. He is brought on board to help make Karate kid and changes were made accordingly
 
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A tearful Beatle lover pleads unsuccessfully with a policeman to carry her fan button to Stuart Sutcliffe, one of the four mop-top singers who drew squeals and shrieks from more than 30,000 spectators at two Indiana State Fair shows in Indianapolis on September 4, 1964.​
 
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Adolf Hitler (1889-1964) standing for a publicity photo in 1943

A visionary architect of the Weimar era, Herr Hitler was first well known for breathing new life into the neoclassical movement in architecture and sponsoring and patronizing neoclassical artists in music, visual arts, film, and other mediums.

During the Soviet War (1941-1948), Herr Hitler volunteered his services to the Reichswehr, adapting his civilian architectural expertise into military engineering. Hitler would sometimes end up butting heads with the officers of the Reichswehr Pioneer Battalions that he served with as a civilian auxiliary, consistently claiming to know better tactical and strategic uses for his fortifications than the Reichswehr officers did, with Hitler developing a reputation for a fierce and explosive temper over similarly minor matters. In spite of this sometimes odorous personality trait, Hitler's contributions to the war effort were considered invaluable for stopping the initially crushing and overwhelming Red Army offensive in its tracks at the Elbe, earning him the Iron Cross, 2nd Class featured in the photo; such an award was usually reserved only for actually serving members of the military, but Herr Hitler was given the medal even so due to his assistance to the Reichswehr.

After the war, Hitler's stringent anti-Communism developed into virulent anti-Semitism, with the former war hero publicly expressing claims that Jews were responsible for the rise of the Soviet Union and were the ones that ordered the Bolsheviks on their invasion of Eastern Europe. After a failed attempt at politics in the 1952 and 1954 Reichstag elections, Hitler's ostracization by the rest of German high society due to his increasingly extreme views eventually forced him to live out the rest of his life in albeit comfortable obscurity, eventually passing away in 1964 from complications due to Alzheimers at his villa just outside of Vienna; many modern scholars argue that Hitler's belligerence and hostility were early symptoms of his Alzheimers, but as this conjecture cannot be proven one way or the other, Herr Hitler's legacy in modern Germany still remains mixed and ambivalent.

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Oh look, another "civilian Hitler" snippet. I hope this one's at least somewhat original.
 
The Kalten Krieg: Interlude 1
(1962-1963)


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Ed White performs the first ever spacewalk, officially called an EVA (Extra Vehicular Activity), in 1962 during the Jupiter 4 mission. White's spacewalk opened up another option for fixing satellites and parts of a spacecraft, and became another experiment to test the environment of space. He is the first person to leave a spacecraft in a specialized space suit, and the first person to be indirectly exposed to space. (Indirectly meaning that he was the first person to be exposed to space with assistance of a space suit.) His walk in orbit opened another option for experiments and another way to fix certain parts of a space ship that isn't linked from the inside.

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The Germans finally achieved a First a few months after White's famed spacewalk, when Georg Grüber became the first man to perform an untethered spacewalk, without the assistance of a harness or another person. With this First, morale in Germany boosted and the German Space Agency finally getting credit after over 5 years of ridicules after failing one after another. This was the first time NASO failed to get a First.


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The H-I is Japan's first domestically made launch vehicle. It was also the world's first rocket to use boosters, smaller fueled rocket engines made to support the lift off of a larger vehicle. Boosters would be used eventually to support the launch of first stage single engine rockets. Early variants were built in cooperation with various European and even American Companies, but after a while, the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) would build these vehicles with funding from the Japanese Government. The Japanese Empire at first operated in the Space Race in a limited profile, but focused entirely by the beginning of the 70s, in competition with Italy.

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An Earth scale model of Observer 1 , the first unmanned probe to orbit the Moon and make a soft landing on its surface. It beamed back the first photos of another celestial body, and the first pictures of Earth from beyond Earth Orbit. With this achievement, study of the Moon came into the limelight, and became one of the defining factors in the Space Race. It was launched in 1963 on a Jupiter I launch vehicle, and became the first Object to leave Earth Orbit.

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Germany's Jäger 2 became the first spacecraft to take photos of the far side of the Moon. While not as spectacular as the multi achieving Observer 1 of the Americans and the pictures it returned were poor by today's standards, it stirred excitement within the scientific community about studying the far side, and the first (tentative) map of the far side of the Moon was published by the German Space Magazine when the pictures were improved by photographic processing
. There was a previous attempted launch, Jäger 1, but this one went off course and shot pass the Moon.
 
AMC Concept Cars - The Return Of AMC!
It's The Biggest Story Of The Year, And No One Saw It Coming.
writer: Steve Stanford
photographer: courtesy of American Motors

No, these concepts are not in the works and AMC is not on its way back to the streets, so don't get your checkbook out quite yet 'cause HOT ROD and Steve Stanford are just jacking with you. This story created such a huge buzz, especially with you AMC fans out there, that we put it up here so even more of you can take a look.

Dateline: Kenosha, Wisconsin: It has been revealed that American Motors will return as a full-line, full-service car company to do battle with the domestics and imports in the highly competitive North American marketplace. Complete details of this shocking news story remain sketchy, but leave it to HOT ROD magazine to dig deep beneath the surface to unearth all kinds of surprises for anyone who digs cars. Sometimes a scoop just falls into your lap.

Let's start at the beginning. Roughly 10 years ago, a multimillionaire vintage AMC enthusiast tried to acquire one of the six remaining AMX/3 mid-engine prototype sports cars for his personal collection. He was told none were for sale at any price, so our mystery mogul decided to do the next best thing-he built his own. In the course of designing, drawing up blueprints, and interviewing potential shops to build his dream, the plan changed from a copy of an AMX/3 to a totally new, updated modern AMX/4. With strong European exotic influences, this would be an AMC like no other.

With the new Mustang, Challenger, and Camaro coming out, we've got the ponycar wars all over again, so it makes sense to reintroduce the Javelin and AMX and provide yet another marketplace alternative. AMC has big plans also for the Javelin as a platform for all sorts of racing efforts. The real news on the street, however, is the first-ever Javelin convertible. As to the powertrain for the Javelin and AMX, refer to the text. An independent rearend is an option in both cars.>>>>>>

Here's where things get interesting. In sensing a potential market for this new sports/GT with other enthusiasts, the idea was hatched to build these cars in series. Then the discussion turned to, "You know, wouldn't it be cool to bring back the whole company instead of just one AMC model? How wild would it be to build a new Javelin or AMX to go head to head with the new Camaro, Challenger, and Mustang? And how about a totally new Ambassador to compete with Cadillac or Lexus?

Our sources go on to reveal that the new American Motors will place a strong emphasis on cars that enthusiasts will want to not just own, but cherish: quality above all else, fun to drive, fast, fuel-efficient, and with great styling from the recently opened West Coast advanced-styling studio in Irvine, California. Of particular interest to HOT ROD readers is the news of a full-scale racing program to encompass NASCAR, drag racing, IMSA, and even off-road. Reportedly, a highly modified Javelin will make an assault on the Pikes Peak Hill Climb this July. A later run-possibly in 2010-at the Baja 1000 will celebrate the '67 Baja run of Spence Murray and Ralph Poole in a virtually stock Rambler.
 
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Romanian Troop in Afghanistan during the Soviet-Afghanistan. Under the Command of at the time general Vlad Tepes who would become notorious for his anti partisan tactic during the war.
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A Soviet “Nuclear test“ In Afghanistan towards the end of the war as the last rebels began to throw down there weapons.
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Soviet veterans at a victory parade 1988.​
 
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