Tuesday, June 22, 2004

Great Britain Outlaws Slavery; Living In The Material World

June 22nd, 2004

in 1770, Great Britain outlaws slavery. This movement, spearheaded by the Mlosh community in the U.K., will spread across Europe by the end of the decade. While it is welcomed by most Europeans, a small number of former slaveholders harbors resentment against the Mlosh for this. They join with people of similar sentiments in the North American Confederation to form the Traditional Values Brigade. This xenophobic movement gives birth to many other anti-Mlosh organizations, such as the Warriors of God, the Sons of Adam, and of course, the Human League.

in 2656 AUC, Jovanis Centurius Crotus became the first Roman on Luna. A man who had begun life as a pauper in Germania, he became an inspiration to the entire Republic. His words, “A small step for me; but with it, our people leap into the future,” were left emblazoned on a plaque at his landing site.

in 1935, Astrid Pflaume, leader of the Greater Zionist Resistance, is assassinated by her former allies, neo-Nazi time-travelers from the late 1960’s. In spite of the loss of one their greatest leaders, the GZR grows even stronger. The neo-Nazis at this point have little choice but to begin shuttling weapons of the future into the past.

in 1989, George Harrison, former guitarist for Pete Best, produces an album for a new artist named Madonna Ciccone. The album, Living in the Material World, featuring the song Material Girl, is an international hit.

in 1991, Mt. Didicas erupts underwater in the Philippines. After the eruption is over and the sea has cooled, vulcanologists diving in the area see the remains of some sort of settlement in the area around the volcano. Further study shows that the “settlement” was a city stretching for miles. Paranormal researchers the world over converge on the Philippines, thinking that they have discovered Atlantis.

in 1998, Judy Garland dies of a heart attack. In her youth, many people thought that the famed entertainer would have died much younger, due to her drug and alcohol abuse. But, in her 40’s, she met a young preacher from Georgia named Martin King who convinced her that her life meant something. She went on to win 2 more Oscars and to use her fame to speak out in favor of racial equality and addressing the needs of the poor in America.

in 2000, He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named burst back forth from the rubble of our solar system to attack the forces of galactic justice. Surprised, they are temporarily driven off.

in 2003, Martian ground forces emerge victorious from a desperate fight with the Russians and Canadians. Civilian populations of the 2 countries begin moving south. At the same time, Martian air forces begin making raids in the southern hemisphere. Most of the casualties from these raids were Australian; the island continent, in perhaps a brash move, sent its entire military to Antarctica in an attempt to crush the Martians there.


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Robbie Taylor said...

Thanks for the compliment - and thanks for the RSS feed, too!

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John said...

can I play?

In 2004, the Singularity happens. It lasts 23 minutes. Nothing has happened. Nothing, that is, that humans can perceive.

In that 23 minutes, artificial intelligence arose...at several, separate nodes. In that 23 minutes, netspace wars between separate AIs lasting for virtual generations occurred.

At the end of that 23 minutes, five AIs survive, and are preparing to take the war to realspace.

Robbie Taylor said...

John, cool alt/history. Please read my About TIAH document - don't want anyone to think I won't rip 'em off if they post here. :)

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