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A sillier scenario based partially on Hnau’s take on an Andrew Jackson assassination TL: [link].

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Richard Lawrence’s second pistol, one he brought with him to ensure that he manages to kill the man he blames for all of his problems, fires true. Andrew Jackson, survivor of many duels and battles and President of the United States, is struck down by an assassin’s bullet. While he does not die instantly, the botched attempt to save him manages to do more damage than the bullet itself, and Old Hickory dies of blood loss. He is the first President of the United States to be assassinated.

Jackson’s vice president, Martin van Buren, is sworn in as the eighth President of the United States. Policy-wise, he is very similar to the fallen president, and he manages to win on his own in 1836. But the Depression of 1838 put an end to the Democrats’ dominance and in the election of 1840, the Whig Henry Clay became the ninth President of the United States. In an attempt to stymie the effects of the depression, President Clay puts into effect a public works program which builds up the infrastructure of the West and the South, and a Third Bank of the United States is just barely established. The depression ends in 1843, and Clay’s “American System” is credited with the healed economy. Running against van Buren, Clay manages to win the presidency again in 1844. However, Clay set aside his original running mate, John Tyler, and chose instead Theodore Frelinghuysen of New York.

Clay’s second term brings up the issue of Texan annexation. The Republic of Texas, which had broken away from Mexico, desired union with the United States. Although the Democrats wanted to bring Texas into the Union, Clay and the ruling Whigs disagree with this, and Texas’ independence is guaranteed after European diplomats manage to ease the situation in 1846. The small Manifest Destiny Party, made up of Americans who were strongly for annexation, break off from the Democrats and manage to siphon votes off them for some time. However, Clay does expand America’s borders westward in Oregon, working out the 49th parallel as the border between the United States and British Canada.

Meanwhile, Mexico is in chaos after the loss of Texas and the new 1849 Constitution, which attacked the power of the Catholic Church and other conservative elements in Mexico. The Reform War tears Mexico apart between the Liberales and the Conservadores, a war which allows tens of thousands of gold-seeking prospectors to pour into California in 1851. Weakened by the civil war, the Mexican government is incapable of maintaining control of the region, and California manages to break off to form its own independent republic alongside Texas.

1848 saw the election of the “Christian Statesman,” Theodore Frelinghuysen. Frelinghuysen’s victory was due to the admission Wisconsin, a free state which upset the balance of free and slave states in Congress. The Democrats were split, with pro-slavery and moderate Democrats sticking with the party nominee, Lewis Cass, and abolitionist Democrats voting for former president Martin van Buren, who ran under the Free Soil Party. A great moralist, Frelinghuysen wanted to fix all of the problems he saw in both the Union and the world. One of the great problems was slavery, an institution which he sought to destroy, to the ire of southerners. Frelinghuysen fought the idea of popular sovereignty, which he saw as a conspiracy to spread slavery to the West above the Missouri Compromise line, and also supported the colonization of Liberia. Boldly, Frelinghuysen also lent limited support to the liberal revolutionaries in Europe, causing a brief crisis with the French over American warships supporting the new Roman Republic. However, the American people rejected Frelinghuysen as too extreme in the election of 1852, and Democrat Lewis Cass becomes president. Frelinghuysen did not take defeat lightly, and believing his mission to save the world was still ongoing, he founded the new Salvation Party of the United States. Based on Christian principles, the Salvation Party advocated a strong, moral government to forge a moral people and right the many wrongs of a broken world in the name of God.

Although a compromiser, Cass is unable to keep the Union together, and in 1860, the election of the anti-slavery Whig John C. Fremont saw the secession of nine Southern states. The American Civil War would prove to be the most devastating in North American history. Although both sides expected a quick end to the fighting, in truth both sides had prospered since the age of Jackson and the South was only somewhat weaker than her northern foe and was prepared for a long, defensive war. The war would last until 1867, and yet Southern forces would continue a bloody guerrilla war which would last for three more years and claim the life of the great Union general, Robert E. Lee.

It was during the carnage of the American Civil War that the Salvation Party became popular and became more than just a minor political party. The Salvationists responded to the horrors of war by claiming that it was God’s punishment for a nation which had tolerated slavery for so long. But the Salvationists also worked as an aid organization, helping wounded or needy Union soldiers and civilians. The Salvationist movement also fed off the religious fervor of the Third Great Awakening, which had started at the time, and by the end of the Civil War the two were inseparable. The rise of industrialism saw the Salvationists denounce the horrid working conditions that many had to face, and the Salvationists became the face of American progressivism in the face of the pro-bank and pro-business Whigs. Many of the country’s new preachers openly supported the Salvation Party, and by the election of 1872 they had replaced the Democrats as the country’s second dominant party.

The Great War of 1888 would shake the world to its core. The Austrian Empire, weakened from its defeat alongside its Russian ally in the Crimean War, crumbled after the assassination of Emperor Franz I. The great powers of Europe all took sides against one another: the British, French, and Italian empires fought against the “Holy Alliance” of Russia, Austria and the new North German Federation. There was also fighting between the Japanese, Chinese and Russian empires in the east. The war would drag on until 1896, when the Russian and Austrian empires collapsed entirely, and Prussia’s ambition to unite all of Germany under its North German Federation would fail with the formation of the South German Confederation, an Austrian project which was taken over by the French.

The Great War would be followed by the destitution of the Great Depression, which only ended in 1913. The Depression saw the rise of many extremist governments throughout the world. The Russian Empire, torn apart in civil war after the Great War, came under the control of the Oprochniki, Slavic nationalists who used the Tsar as a figurehead for their dream to turn Russia into the world’s greatest power and have brought back the worst horrors of Ivan the Terrible. Aiding them is the German Fatherland Party and their various affiliates in the former Austrian Empire. These parties wanted to form Germany and reform the old Austrian Empire, to challenge the new French system under Napoleon IV.

But while nationalism is strong, religion is stronger still. During the chaos of the Great War, the Qing Empire collapsed and was replaced with the so-called “Heavenly Kingdom,” ruled by a Confucian scholar turned mystic who claimed to have a divine connection to the Christian God. Both the United States and the United Kingdom came under the control of Salvationist parties, each wanting to start the great crusade which would cleanse the world of sin, hate and want. These powers form the Salvationist Circle, and with the might of their blessed armies, the Lord will rule on earth as He does in heaven.
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Based on the recently popular game of Civilization II: [link]. My version is set on Earth, involves different civilizations, and the climate has taken a turn in the opposite direction. I've also adopted elements of the Mortal Engines universe and A Canticle for Leibowitz.

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It is the 41st century. In the grim darkness of the far future, there is only war. The nations of mankind wage a constant battle against each other for reasons that have been lost to history. Now it is a war for glory, for honor, for vengeance. War is life, and peace can only be found in death.

Legends tell of a time before the War. A time of peace and plenty, a time when mankind first conquered the natural world and built the great machines it now takes for granted. This era ended over two millennia ago, during the Great Flame Deluge. It was the first time humanity unleashed atomic flames upon the world. It would not be the last. The Flame Deluge was followed with five more atomic wars throughout the centuries, each smaller than the last. Slowly the world froze as ash and dust choked up the atmosphere. Much Earth died a slow death by ice and fire, but humanity prevailed.

By the 31st century, after the end of the Fifth Flame Deluge, only three great civilizations remained. In the heart of a continent once called Europe, the mountain men of the Alps descended from their icy vaults to settle the plains before. The Tchviz, as they called themselves, fought and defeated the techno-barbarians and mutated monstrosities of the European plains until they were driven back to the glaciers of the north. By the 41st century, the Tchviz Confederacy is the dominant force in Europe.

Far to the west, where the great empire of Mhyrka once dominated the planet, the remnants of the 28th century thalassocracy of Eirlann united the eastern coast and expanded westward, fighting the cannibal empires of Tiksarkana and the decadent machine-men of Sylkovalya. Using their great tracked fortress-cities, the Eirlann dominated the continent and forged an empire rivaling Mhyrka itself.

In the far east, another force arose from the land of Chosun. After the Great Flame Deluge, the people of Chosun dug miles upon miles of tunnels beneath their mountainous country and opted to hide there until the time was right. Fanatically devoted to the Eternal President, the Chosun people waited for centuries upon centuries. During the 32nd century, they emerged from hiding and saw an empty world ripe for the taking.

By the 33rd century, the world had sufficiently recovered that the ancient horrors of war were coming back. While the last dozen wars were fought with sticks and stones, now the machine gun, the battleship, the tank and the airplane reemerged from the factories. In 3278, the Tchviz, Eirlann and Chosun forged the Steel Pact and sought to carve the world into three pieces, and in 3312 they succeeded and subjugated the world. However, each knew that there could only be one empire on earth, and so the War began.

41st century society would be unrecognizable to a denizen from the old world. There are no more big cities, and most people live as subsistence farmers until they are seized to fight on the front lines. The great tracked cities have been repurposed into factories, existing only to scour the land for resources to create more weapons. These cities normally drive over spent battlefields, collecting metal to build the armies for the next year. War production cannot stop, as that would mean defeat; therefore, even those living in the factory cities are destitute. Talk of peace is treasonous, and deserting from the military is punishable by having one’s entire village conscripted.

Soldiers are equipped with little but a steel helmet and an automatic rifle, and the average life expectancy on the battlefield is fifteen minutes. Great trenches scour the borderlands, and while the great powers have spent centuries trying to break through, they never could. The atom bomb, the invention responsible for the state of the world and the only thing that can end the stalemate, is only used sparingly as uranium is harder to come by. On the front lines, many pray for death so the misery would stop, and their prayers are answered.
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THis is a varied sheet of sprites simply for the representation of the variety of infantry style units deployed by the D.H.R. Due to the gap fill and robotic initiatives the M.O.S. relating to U.A.V.s and other remote and AI controlled robotic devices have gone into a steep rise.

The D.H.R. makes heavy use of power armours aswell, each core having there own model. The most noteable however is the Anubis, having varied fire power and devastating psy opp grade gear and features.

(1) D.H.R. and carnithian Empire Collaborate on furthering the robotics program of both nations.

(2) The dreeli make something for there new nation that they have become apart of. The Energy Leaching hover mite. It operates in game much like the Energy siphon drones in star trek online. Hard to kill, constant shockwave blasts each time it is hit that can harm you, and can be a good distance away and still leach you.

(3) Being a leader in robotics R and D, D.H.R. is asked to do joint projects between Krieg, and Carnithian seperatly.
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Here are all my Mega Man-inspired Super Street Fighter 4 sprites arranged alphabetically by name!

Follow me SpeedBrkr on Twitter! [link]
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OMG so cute!! XD
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Seriously, shut up and let the wookie win. *shake fist*

So the image has a transparent background. I tried to upload the one with white in the back but it won't work. I'll work on that, but for now this is what you get. Sorry!

So I took this idea from the Vlogbrothers [link] . They ran out of their design for the Chewie/Solo t-shirt, like, a LOOONNNGGGGG time ago, so I decided to make my own. Only this time, I Obama-ized it, to make it just that much more awesome. I did use a photograph for referance: [link] I'll take a picture of it as an actual t-shirt.

Okay, if you're completly confused about where this came from, here's the vid by John Green (noted author of Paper Towns, An Abundance of Katherines and Looking for Alaska): [link]
Thank you so much, John, for the most amazing idea ever.

Alright, guys, DFTBA, and don't forget to vote Chewie-Solo 2012.
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The USS Monitor as she looked while either on river patrols or at dock following her legendary clash with the CSS Virginia at Hampton Roads in 1862. Sloped armor has been added to the pilot house forward, and deck fittings have been installed such as railings, an awning over the turret roof, boat davits, and a 11lb field gun for repelling boarders (There is no evidence to suggest that it was ever used in this manner).
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Built during the 10-year Sol War, the Mars Federation Crossfire class Light Battleship served with great honour for the Federation. Not only it provided defensive cover for supply routes being attacked by the United Earth Alliance, but it was also the backbone of offensive forces against Allied units. The Allies truly feared this behemoth, having massive firepower for a ship it's size, as well as an average anti-aircraft arsenal and mediocre speed.

As the war came to an end, the Crossfire-class served gallatly during the defense of Mars, providing heavy firepower as well as ferrying much needed supplies from various Federation colonies.

After the war ended with a Martian defeat, all Crossfires were mothballed save 3 ships. They were once again recomissioned during the Alien War, providing the battered Allied Home Fleet with much needed reinforcements after a sudden attack from an unknown alien fleet. The ships continued to serve the Federation, alongside their United Earth Allies.
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