Tuesday, May 01, 2007

May Day Battle

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May 1st, 2007

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in 1891, Lt. Colonel Theodore Monteith arrives in Nebraska ahead of his troops to meet with Major Mark Wainwright and review possible locations that command of the Kansas siege could be established. Monteith is subdued, especially in comparison with General Anthony Franklin's arrogance, and Major Wainwright is pleasantly surprised by the contrast. For almost the first time since he traveled west, he is beginning to feel optimistic about the mission. General Franklin, meanwhile, arrives by train in Washington, DC, to see a mob that nearly tears him apart before the local police can rescue him. The remorseful general almost wishes that they had succeeded as he goes to face justice at his court-martial.

in 1999, the great May Day battle begins in France and across western-central Europe. Labor leaders, organized by Sir Lance du Lac, (a former French labor leader), turn their union members into soldiers against the Central European Empire. The enemy within its own borders overwhelms the CE Imperial troops and throws the CEE into confusion, giving the British and Commonwealth soldiers the opportunity they need to stab through France and move towards the CEE capitol in Switzerland. The Illuminati's elite, gathered in Bern, express great concern about this development, but Emperor Pierre again assures them, “This is all still within the parameters of our plan. Do not worry, my brethren.”

In 52503, along with 200,000 other “goats”, the snatched passengers out of a DC-10 and a 747 were held in hibernation on the spaceship. The destination was not to be the stars after all. The humans would be sent 100 millions years into the future, to repopulate a healed Earth. The Big Computer reflected on the success of the Millennium mission led by Louise Baltimore. Maybe he'd get better results third time around. Twice in a row it had come to nothing. First with evolution- which had seemed such a sound concept-then with the two of them in the Garden.

~ variant from Steve Payne: extensive use of original content has been made to celebrate the author's genius.

In 2000, Christian scientist Patricia Vasquez arrived on the Stone. Her secret mission was to use the museum knowledge of the Thistledowners to prevent the Death. Vasquez discovered the Way - a time/space continuum based on her own future work as a theoretical physicist.

~ variant from Steve Payne: extensive use of original content has been made to celebrate the author's genius.

Senator Millard Tydings
Senator Millard..
In 1946, on this day began the uniquely American trauma known as the McCarthy Witch Hunt. The catalyst was the Tydings Committee, a subcommittee of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that was set up to conduct 'a full and complete study and investigation as to whether persons who are disloyal to the United States ..
.. are, or have been, employed by the US Military.' The chairman of the subcommittee, Maryland Senator Millard Tydings, a Democrat, told Wisconsin Senator Joseph Raymond McCarthy at the opening of the hearings: 'You are in the position of being the man who occasioned this hearing, and so far as I am concerned in this committee you are going to get one of the most complete investigations ever given in the history of this Republic, so far as my abilities will permit.' Tydings was really not kidding.

~ entry by Steve Payne from Counter History in Context - You're the Judge!

In 1989, in Great Britain on this day began a Royal Commission to plan the 2003 quad-centennial celebration of Stuart rule. Meanwhile, in the real world revolution was in the air. All across Europe the Western Monarchies were about to fight for their very existence.James I
James I

~ entry by Steve Payne from Counter History in Context - You're the Judge!

Len Deighton
Len Deighton
In 1979, Len Deighton published the counter-factual novel SS-KGB which dealt with life in a Nazi-occupied Soviet Union, about one year after the German Army successfully overran Russia. Stalin had been secretly executed by a German firing squad, and the Communist leadership is imprisoned in the Peter and Paul Fortress ..
.. in St Petersburg under special SS guard. America considered the war to be over. The point of divergence was the decision by Hitler in 1941 to approve Operation Barbarossa. Critics described the novel as an interesting piece of escapism, but ludicrous in concept. Why would Hitler choose a dangerous plan like Barbarossa instead of pulling off Operation Sealion as he did in 1941? Deighton shrugged off criticism, it was just a story he said.

~ entry by Steve Payne from Counter History in Context - You're the Judge!

In 1940, the Summer Olympics were moved to the isolationist United States due to war in Europe. Even though few countries made the journey, US President Charles Lindbergh and the America First Committee welcomed the publicity. Every dog has his day.Charles Lindbergh
Charles Lindber..

~ entry by Steve Payne from Counter History in Context - You're the Judge!

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eccles said...

Alternative histories for novels? :)

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Steve Payne said...

The idea of these variants is to compress a great story and mix it up with real history and then put a fresh twist on the ending linked back to our timeline. I guess the suggestion is history itself is a fiction and vice versa. Or in simple terms, raiding history, raiding fiction for new ideas - whats the difference? ~ Steve Payne

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