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    It's an interesting race to see if Faelin's or El Pip's or Le Jones' alternate timelines turns out the most dystopian.
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    Quote Originally Posted by El Pip View Post
    Churchill's fall from grave
    Really?!? Although a zombie Churchill would be very cool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Davout View Post
    Really?!? Although a zombie Churchill would be very cool.
    Eh, to be a zombie churchill he has to rise from grave.
    I am therefore officially rooting for a Franco-German strike on Russia, prompting the Soviets to strike back with their hitherto secret nukes. This will serve as a salutary lesson to all involved and leave everyone suitably chastened.-El Pip

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arilou View Post
    It's an interesting race to see if Faelin's or El Pip's or Le Jones' alternate timelines turns out the most dystopian.
    Well, El Pip's is going to end with a bitter and divided Europe, or one ruled by the 3rd Reich. Le Jones will end with Britain dictating the terms to the radioactive ruins of Europe.

    Mine will get Esperanto as the first language on the moon. Clearly, the rest of the worlds don't know how lucky they have it.
    I am therefore officially rooting for a Franco-German strike on Russia, prompting the Soviets to strike back with their hitherto secret nukes. This will serve as a salutary lesson to all involved and leave everyone suitably chastened.-El Pip

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    Faeelin - While the Princes weren't too keen on handing over their kingdoms to a two faced hypocrite in a nappy who wanted everyone to live in the village they were born in for their entire life.

    Arilou - It very much depends on your definition of dystopia. As yours appears to go "Britain doing well = dystopia" and "socialism = good" I would suggest your going to find Faeelin's final outcome the most appropriate for your prejudices.

    Davout - Zombie Churchill, the man too British to die, has escaped from Hell itself and is now back to rebuild the Empire and eat some Nazi brains!

    Faeelin - Unless the voodoo priest makes him a zombie when he's still in the grave, thus he climbs out a zombie. Though I must confess my knowledge of the details of zombie making is perhaps not all it should be.

    Carlstadt Boy - Possibly.. though I make no promises.

    Faeelin - Really? I thought yours was going to end in St. Stressman being re-incarnated and continuing to be utterly perfect, using his solar power arse to provide limitless fusion power while imposing a high tax, nanny knows best, just do what your told social democrat nirvana.
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    Quote Originally Posted by El Pip View Post
    Faeelin - Really? I thought yours was going to end in St. Stressman being re-incarnated and continuing to be utterly perfect, using his solar power arse to provide limitless fusion power while imposing a high tax, nanny knows best, just do what your told social democrat nirvana.
    Stresemann? A Social Democrat?

    AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    YOU AMUSE JAPAN

    So basically you're saying he was an Indian Wilkie (or Wilkie was an American Gandhi) - A two faced, treacherous, lying little toe rag with no convictions or morals who would say whatever he thought people wanted to hear to advance his own agenda?
    You enrage Japan (Japan is pro-Willkie)
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    Huzzah!

    ...Not at home at the moment, so I must be brief.

    Briefly, I congratulate and salute you, El Pip - to think that we nearly got just a few new FAA planes and a sinkable metal thingy, instead of the death of that arch-traitor and total nut-job Ghandi!

    Well done, and keep up the very good work!

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    Alexus - Maybe not the real Stresemann, but Faeelin's one did solve every problem he faced with a larger state, more civil servants and more taxes. Doesn't sound very liberal to me, but what do I know?

    I also note that Japan remains fooled by Wilkie and his lying ways, not until they see the true man behind the lies will Japan get anywhere.

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    I see the problem, old chap. You hate Wendell Wilkie, a man who NEVER EXISTED.

    Whereas I am roughly in favour of Wendell Willkie.

    Maybe not the real Stresemann, but Faeelin's one did solve every problem he faced with a larger state, more civil servants and more taxes.
    That's how I'd solve it.

    I mean, um... BANZAI

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alexus View Post
    That's how I'd solve it.
    Trust me, you wont be saying that when you actually have to start paying tax instead of being a lay about student.

    And I refuse to grant Wilkie his second 'l' as a mark of the utter contempt I hold him in, I refuse to even spell his name correctly such are his crimes!
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    Quote Originally Posted by El Pip View Post
    Trust me, you wont be saying that when you actually have to start paying tax instead of being a lay about student.
    Or will I?

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Pip View Post
    Trust me, you wont be saying that when you actually have to start paying tax instead of being a lay about student.
    Too true.

    And Faeelin's line about Halifax dictating terms to the incandescent graveyard that is post-war Europe in LeJones' epic--priceless.

    As for Mr. Willkie, was really a dark horse out-of-nowhere Republican nominee El Pip--should be quite easy for you to erase any notice of him from TTL.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DonnieBaseball View Post
    As for Mr. Willkie, was really a dark horse out-of-nowhere Republican nominee El Pip--should be quite easy for you to erase any notice of him from TTL.
    This Thursday, October 8th, marks the sixty-fifth anniversary of Wendell Willkie's death. It's probably a good anniversary for El Pip...although he probably wishes it happened sooner.

    El Pip, since you hate Willkie so much, how did you manage to survive my depiction of him?

    Quote Originally Posted by Faeelin View Post
    But nevertheless, carry on. I can only imagine what fate awaits Herr Hitler. Choking on a pretzel? Maybe the French will have their first nuclear reactor melt down along the Seine, ensuring Britain a nuclear monopoly.
    Of course, depending on which way the wind blows, the nuclear "dust" (for a lack of a better word) might blow towards Britain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Faeelin View Post
    Well, El Pip's is going to end with a bitter and divided Europe, or one ruled by the 3rd Reich. Le Jones will end with Britain dictating the terms to the radioactive ruins of Europe.

    Mine will get Esperanto as the first language on the moon. Clearly, the rest of the worlds don't know how lucky they have it.
    ...yes, but yours will be filled with a world where people are arrested for thinking outside of the box...and failing to praise the state-run health-care system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nathan Madien View Post
    Of course, depending on which way the wind blows, the nuclear "dust" (for a lack of a better word) might blow towards Britain.
    Churchill's hot air will be used to blow it away from the sacred isles.

    Quote Originally Posted by TheExecuter View Post
    ...yes, but yours will be filled with a world where people are arrested for thinking outside of the box...and failing to praise the state-run health-care system.

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    I am therefore officially rooting for a Franco-German strike on Russia, prompting the Soviets to strike back with their hitherto secret nukes. This will serve as a salutary lesson to all involved and leave everyone suitably chastened.-El Pip

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Pip View Post
    Alexus - Maybe not the real Stresemann, but Faeelin's one did solve every problem he faced with a larger state, more civil servants and more taxes. Doesn't sound very liberal to me, but what do I know?
    Yes, he probably did spend more on social spending during the Depression than Stresemann did in 1926.
    I am therefore officially rooting for a Franco-German strike on Russia, prompting the Soviets to strike back with their hitherto secret nukes. This will serve as a salutary lesson to all involved and leave everyone suitably chastened.-El Pip

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    Quote Originally Posted by faeelin View Post
    so you're against hard work and happiness? Monster.
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    Alexus - Yes. While sobbing over your first wage slip and seeing how much is stolen in tax you will realise that answering every question with "More spending!" can only end in your own poverty.

    DonnieBaseball - I was thinking of going for the high irony option for Wilkie; making an not-meant-at-all speech on civil rights but then getting lynched for it by a mob of enraged racists who thought he was serious. His last words would be a foul mouthed racist rant in a vain attempt to save his worthless skin, it would obviously fail but would ensure he didn't even become a martyr for civil rights

    Nathan Madien - I do on occasion slightly exaggerate my dislike for the man for comic effect. Certainly I wouldn't try and disrupt someone elses work because of it.

    TheExecuter - But you can't question the state! Remember the defining creed of socialism; "The man in Whitehall/Washington knows best".

    Your just an unpleasant voter who's only job is to pay for it all, not question it.

    Faeelin - If by that you mean "He run up vast debts massively expanding the state." I'll agree. I dug out this little beauty from one of your early update to support this wild claim;

    "Public spending on welfare benefits, health care, subsidized housing, the growing number of civil servants had strained Germany’s budget, making it dependent on American loans"
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    Well, I intend to take a well earned pat on the back for ensuring we got this lively discourse from our first Schemes installment... Yes Pip did a masterful job writing the most excellent update, but I did stuff the ballot box to ensure it was posted!

    Now, with respect to Ghandi, I offer the following philosophical quandry:

    -If a man stands in front of a hail of gunfire in India, and is mowed down along with all of his friends by a power-hungry-would-be-replacement-tyrant's army and there is no digital recording device available is there any way to update the FAILBlog with his failsploit?
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