Nation Profile: RDNA FinalNation Profile: RDNA Final4 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Country Name - Royal Dominion of New Austria
Common Names - RDNA, New Austria, Habsburg Mexico
Languages - German/New Austrian, Hungarian, Polish, Spanish/Kuban
Capital - Neu Wien (New Vienna)
Government - Constitutional Monarchy
Current Monarch - Franz Ferdinand II (Habsburg Throne-in-Exile)
Current Prime Minister (c. 2024) - Josef Adenauer (Royalist Union Party)
Founding Dates - 1519 (As New Spain); 1554 (Ceded to Austrian rule) 1615 (Complete formal handover to Austria); 1687 (Entry into the HRE); 1819 (Dominion Status); 1928 (Successor State to the Austro-Hungarian Crownlands)
Physical Age - 21
Human Name - Francesca C. Edelstein-Hedervary
Physical Appearance - Light/mestizo features and skin tone; slim; long wavy hair; blue piercing eyes; generally in either a flowery summer dress or a cavalry officer's uniform.
Info - Francesca is generally warm and easy-going, though cultured. This is more evident in the pre-Terror days than the present; she still tries to
An American Twilight - Doomsday PrologueAn American Twilight: Or, A 1983 Doomsday Tale through a Nation's EyesAn American Twilight - Doomsday Prologue3 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Undisclosed location outside Washington D.C. 26 September 1983.
"Mr. Jones?" one of the military officers in the control room muttered, his voice barely audible amidst the alarms. "NORAD...their last transmission said that there's no way to stop the nukes."
Damn you, Ivan... America sneered in his head he attempted give an assuring, though somber smile. "How much time do we have, Captain Richards?"
"About 10 minutes at most, sir. Possibly less. President Reagan should be far out of D.C. by now. But I can't say the same for everyone..."
The middle-aged man kept droning on in forced professionalism as the panic all around them gradually turned to exhausted, silent resignation. Before them, the screens displayed ominously glowing lines and dots moving ever closer to their targets. As Alfred tried to straighten out the bomber jacket he still had on over his suit, he recalled something on what his s
Death of a NationEngland was dying. No one said it, he just knew. Truth be told, he'd been dying for a good while now, over two decades in fact. Maybe that was why it didn't scare him; he'd had time to come to terms with it. Or maybe it was simply that he was so very tired. He'd been sick since that day in 1983, vast burns seared into his flesh, his heart aflame. That had passed the burns (London, Manchester, Newcastle, Bristol, York, Leeds, and over a dozen others) scaring over. The sickness and hunger that followed had passed as well, although that had taken longer. But in the end, when it was all over and his people had clawed their way back from the brink, he'd found that they weren't really his people anymore. Where there had once been a single nation, him, there were now several and slowly but surely their inhabitants, even those who were old enough to remember how things were before, stopped thinking of themselves as English and started thinking of themselves as citizens of these new nations, anDeath of a Nation3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Language Primer:RDNA-verse FinA Primer on Select Languages of the Free Nations in the RDNA-verse.Language Primer:RDNA-verse Fin3 years ago in Settings More Like This
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The following presented are a general overview of some of the major languages spoken this alternate timeline. Due to the peculiar nature of divergences and the ideas behind both the terms "For want of a nail" and "In spite of a nail," it is little surprise to find that the versions of the languages spoken may not necessarily be exactly similar to those used in another world or time. Nonetheless, it should also be kept in mind that native-speaking visitors would find much that is recognizable and in some manner identical.
Spoken by approximately 300 Million people, the English language is one of the largest in the world, concentrated primarily in the Northern Hemisphere and the various lands formerly and currently under the British Imperial Commonwealth. But for all its diversity, it is predominated by two umbrella groups generally known as American Standard and Commonweal
Wach auf du deutsches Land english translationWach auf du deutsches Land english translation3 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
Wach auf, wach auf du deutsches Land - Wake up, wake up, you german land!
German folk-song from the 16th century by Johann Walter 1496 - 1570, one of the first patriotic songs in german lands.
1.) Wake up, wake up, You german land!
You have slept enough,
bethink, what God has turn to You,
wherefore he has created You!
Bethink, what God has sent You
and entrust You his utmost pledge,
therefore You should arise!
2.) The truth is just choked down,
nobody wants to hear the truth;
the lie is getting well adorned,
one help her often with oathes;
thus Word of God is spurned,
the truth derided,
the lie one does honour.
3.) What was earlier injustice, sin and shame,
just is highly praised as good.
What earlier was named lead and tin,
today one is calling iron.
All things have reversed in contrary,
injustice proliferated highly,
as the feat(s) prove(s).
4.) Help God us all,
that we left behind our sins,
and lead us into his realm,
that we hate injustice!
Lord Jesus help us
and give us Your spiri
One Unexpected Day Part 1One Unexpected Day: Or, A 1983 Doomsday Tale through a Nation's EyesOne Unexpected Day Part 13 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Somewhere near Vaduz. 2010.
The hillside garden that formed part of Liechtenstein's house may have been overgrown at points, many shrubs, wildflowers and edelweiss sprouting where they shouldn't be. But overlooking the still picturesque Swiss Alps, it was tempting to act as though what happened in 1983 was nothing more than a dream. Nonetheless, for Austria and the Alpine siblings, it was quiet and secluded enough for a nice picnic. And a good opportunity to let Julia have some recreation, the Nation thought as he tried to share Switzerland some of his strudel. Even now, it seemed as though Vash always needed a gun around his person at all times, which coupled with his brash personality captured the average Swiss mindset almost perfectly.
Sighing, the aristocrat turned his attention towards Lilli, with the embodiment of Sopron just behind her as they made their way back from w
Manchuria Alternate History ArticleManchuria Alternate History Article2 years ago in Settings More Like This
Manchuria (Manchu: Манжу Гурун, Manju Gurun, simplified Chinese: 满洲国; traditional Chinese: 滿洲國; pinyin: Mǎnzhōuguó; literally "Manchu state" Russian: Республика Маньчжурия, Respublika Man'chzhuriya
), officially the Republic of Manchuria is a country in East Asia. The Yalu River and the Tumen River form the border between the Republic of Korea and Manchuria, the Amur and the Ussuri with Russia, and is bordered by Mongolia to the west and China to the southeast. This was the traditional homeland of the Manchu people.
A former territory of China, it became the Japanese puppet state of Manchukuo. The Soviets are supposed to return Manchuria to China in 1946; however, the Communist forces and the Soviet occupation forces are too entrenched to give it back, and M
One Unexpected Day Part 2 End-RevisedOne Unexpected Day: Or, A 1983 Doomsday Tale through a Nation's EyesOne Unexpected Day Part 2 End-Revised3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Somewhere near Vaduz. 2010.
With the exception of Sopron, the Alpines found the whole affair utterly surreal as they tried to make sense of the realization that Hungary herself, who was supposed to be another casualty of Doomsday, was right in front of them, spending a tender moment with her daughter. Not that it bothered Austria in the slightest as he joined his old family, having longed for a moment like this ever since their marriage all those years ago. As the day wore on, however, the picnic went back to something resembling peace and calm, though with a haunting sense of nostalgia.
"So Deutschland is doing well, ja?" Switzerland's sister asked the former Nation, a mix of fear and excitement in her otherwise soft voice. "Up there I mean?"
The Magyar chuckled as she took a sip from the glass, which seemed to make her more radiant if only for a second. "Yes de
An Alpine Dawn - Doomsday Prologue FINAL Ver.An Alpine Dawn: Or, A 1983 Doomsday Tale Through a Nation's EyesAn Alpine Dawn - Doomsday Prologue FINAL Ver.3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Somewhere in Burgenland. 1983.
Sweating under the bulky combat overalls that formed his radiation suit, Switzerland wearly made his way towards a large, nondescript tent nestled away from the main encampment. Yet even from here, his ears sensed the familiar sounds of gunfire echoing from the distance. While above him, the sky had taken on a dreary, almost monotone grey even if it was only 2:00 PM. What remained of the invading Soviet leaders had called for a cease-fire a while back, he recalled. Though it was clear the Austrians had no intention of leaving any enemy standing on their soil alive. Not after they glassed Vienna.
Then again, he couldn't blame them. It had only been weeks since the nuclear warheads first started flying. All communication with the outside world was gone as EMP fried most of their signals and electricity. One didn't have to be neutral or a military expert to figure out t
The Last Minutes to Midnight: Doomsday 1983The Last Minutes to Midnight: Or, A 1983 Doomsday Tale through many Nation's Eyes.The Last Minutes to Midnight: Doomsday 19833 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Somewhere in Washington D.C.
Someone told me long ago
There's a calm before the storm,
I know; It's been comin' for some time.
The stereo kept blaring in the background as Alfred tried to relax. There was nothing much on TV that he didn't already know about, even with those new cable channels propping up. Just another September day of going about the usual business, though it seemed longer than usual. Must be the paperwork again, he convinced himself while grabbing a can of soda. The Nation could have blamed it on Russia again, like he usually did lately. But this time, the thought seemed far too close to something nagging in his head.
From his window however, everything seemed to go on as normal, the White House just down the corner. While some were no doubt tourists, the embodiment knew many of the pedestrians just as he can sense every single one of his people. Contra
Classified Intro: RDNA-verse FR://PROGRAM RUNNINGClassified Intro: RDNA-verse F4 years ago in Settings More Like This
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FILE NAME: 001-NPX "INTRODUCTION TO THE EXISTENCE OF NATION-PERSONIFICATIONS"
Among the myriad peoples that make up humanity are beings that from the outside resemble us. Yet at the same time they embody within their very essence whole cultures, societies and countries, such that they are them. Some of us may already be aware in some manner of these avatars, if not know them personally. From all the names given to them, it is for the sake of convenience that this document refers to these beings as "Nation-Personifications," or "Nations" for short. It is also for the purpo
A German SurpriseA German Surprise: Or, A 1983 Doomsday Tale Through a Nation's EyesA German Surprise3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Somewhere above the Alpine Confederation. 2009.
"Herr Beilschmidt?" Prussia heard one of the Royal Guardsmen bellow, turning around to find the man in an crisp dark blue ceremonial uniform standing in attention. "We should be arriving at Linz within the hour. And with respect, please try to keep this matter discreet."
"I'll keep that in mind, Falkner," he smirked casually. "Thanks for the tip though! And if that's all, o take a breather!"
Keeping an inconspicuous envelope tucked under his arm, the albino couldn't help but grin approvingly as the officer left his spacious though simple quarters. The small collection of maps, replica paintings and photographs showcased the past and present glories of his people, all centered around the crest of the Black Eagle. Though inconspicuously, those either dating back to his East German days or the fights with Poland were blotted out.
NP: Gran Patagonia FINALNP: Gran Patagonia FINAL4 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Country Name - Republic of Gran Patagonia
Common Names - Gran Patagonia, Greater Argentina
Languages - Spanish/Peninsular Standard, Italian, German/Prussian
Capital - Buenos Aires
Government - Parliamentary Republic
Current President (c. 2024) - Jose Salazar y Ferrer (National-Democrat Party)
Current Prime Minister (c. 2024) - Pietro G. Manuel (Latin Restoration Committee)
Founding Dates - 1576 (Spanish settlement); 1685 (As the Viceroyalty of Rio de la Plata); 1797 (Patagonian Rebellion); 1806 (Unity Accord); 1929 (Successor State to the Kingdom of Spain)
Physical Age - 20
Human Name - Priscilla C. Vasquez
Physical Appearance - Predominantly Spanish features and skin tone, though slightly tan; slim; wild, slightly curled hair; deep brown eyes; generally in a flamenco dress, fiery yet extravagant uniforms or military combat attire.
Info - Priscilla is a rather straightforward and daring, though at times confrontational and condescending, free-spirit.
An Evening with Infinity WardA Strange Evening with Infinity Ward: An Alternate History Tale of Game DevelopmentAn Evening with Infinity Ward4 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
"So let me get this straight," Infinity Ward Director Jason West said finally. "You're not supposed to kill him."
"Um, not exactly sir." The reply came almost unanimously from the small group of programmers in front of him, having finished their proposal for a new mod. "It's supposed to be a challenge."
"You do realize how close to launch the game is. And yet you tell me about this now?!" It wasn't hyperbole. The follow-up to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare was just a few months close to release date. Besides, there was still the matter of polishing, debugging and generally finishing the game. And with the scuffle with Activision brewing, things were becoming harder for everyone the office.
"Mr. West," one of them pleaded. "Won't you at least see the playback?"
"Fine. But don't think I'll just change my mind." Everyone's eyes soon turned to the flatscreen TV as the loading
Ecce Homo Acadiensis - PrologueThe world of great empires has long since passed away. None now live that remember the world of our ancient ancestors. Some say that they were as gods, with great power. They believe that these people had the ability to destroy the entire world with their weapons of war, and could release diseases that would wipe out all of humanity. Maybe that's how it started.Ecce Homo Acadiensis - Prologue2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
It began with Pandora. Most historians believe that it was released from the jungles of Vietnam as its cities grew. Some even say that the reason the cities were forced to grow outward was because the seas rose and drowned the ancient coasts. Many are skeptical that this is possible, but more and more evidence mounts that shows this may actually have happened.
The plague of Pandora ravaged the world. The year 1 BF became known as the Great Dying to our ancestors. Within seven days, the disease had reached all seven continents. Within one year, one in four people on the planet were left alive. But that was just the beginning of
Uber timeline2021:Uber timeline5 years ago in Sketches More Like This
-The People's Republic of China officially dissapears, being replaced by the democratic, capitalist Chinese Republic.
-Ryan Seward, NASA astronaut, makes man's first steps on Mars. China and the European Union conduct independent moon landings.
-First permanent base is established in Mars after ESA arrivals, where evidence of prehistorical plant life is discovered. Construction of large space stations sees its golden age, and the building of huge terraforming platforms begins.
-North Korean leader Lee Kun-Hee peacefully unites the Korean peninsula under a social-democratic rule, and is subsequently awarded the Nobel peace prize.
-Despite tremendous costs, the first phase of the Martian colonization is completed, with the successful launch of the five largest space stations yet, designed to begin terraforming on mars, out of a fear of extreme overpopulation in the near future. The ESA launches its vessels first alongside a manned expedition.
-Oil extraction and r
Manchurian-Korean War...a summaryA border dispute between Manchuria and North Korea flared when a truck from Manchuria carrying rice to North Korea was fired upon by North Korean troops in January 6, 1997, mistaking it for a smuggling vehicle. The driver was killed instantly. Also, the North Korean government accused Manchuria of being too liberal in its border control to prevent North Korean refugees from entering the country. The situation was worsened when Manchuria impounded a North Korean boat carrying defectors in May 6, 1997. The request by North Korea to repatriate the refugees was denied by the Manchurian government.Manchurian-Korean War...a summary2 years ago in Settings More Like This
The Baekdu-san nuclear incident occured when in June 29, 1997, alleged North Korean terrorists detonated a chemical weapon on the outskirts of Dandong, Manchuria. 20,000 were reportedly killed. Angered, Manchuria announced an ultimatum on North Korea on July 11, 1997 after releasing evidence implicating the North Korean government. It turned out that the North Korean agents were acting rogue and
The Great Gibraltar DamImani stood at the edge of the Great Gibraltar Dam, looking out to the Atlantic Ocean. Behind her was a section of the massive Atlantopia Highway, ten lanes of traffic that stretched from Cape Town in New South Africa to Oslo in Norway, running through United West Africa and Europe, across the dam. It had been almost 200 years since the dams completion, and a century since the Mediterranean had been pumped down to its desired level, almost 200 metres below what it had been at the start of the 21st century.The Great Gibraltar Dam7 years ago in Science Fiction More Like This
Imani smiled as the wind blew through her hair, a fresh, cool Atlantic breeze quite unlike anything down in the Mediterranean basin. Tobias walked up behind her, happy to see her smiling again. You okay now? he asked her gently.
Quite. She smiled at him. She felt good in the cool breeze, and it reminded her of home. Well, of her first home she had lived most of her life in London, before moving to New Naples on the Mediterranean coast, looking to
King Karl of Poland- ProfileKing Karl of Poland- Profile4 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
POLAND: The New Europe
By Benny Moss
Sunday, Aug. 25, 1940
As another glorious summer morning dawned above Warsaw, the devout in the city went to mass. A few hours later they flocked to an international soccer match, and were well pleased to see the Poles whip the visiting Tauridans, 4-to-2.
In bright red trolleys carrying advertisements of German and American products, they rode to see Roberto Rossellini's latest picture at the Kinema. They bought lottery tickets in the tobacco shops. The best people went to lunch at 2:30 and dragged it out until 6, sipped Kimmel at the streamlined Cafe Adria, and laughed heartily over Men of Steel, a characteristically acerbic play by Herr Goebbels about three bone-headed Russian generals and their increasingly ridiculous attempts to gain the favour of the Tsar.
At 5 p. m., at the Royal Palace just off Castle Square, a tall man dressed in black stooped to read one of the posters pasted low on the wall. Passersby be