Oh me oh myJapan had locked down its borders and were shooting down overhead aircraft, and Russia attempted to breeze through Eastern Europe, only to meet the horrors of the Cannibal Kings firsthand.
...I see.Of course, America was nowhere near the condition it’d have to be in to hand over the full $3.01 trillion it had accrued. That was fine, said the Chairman, we will take your land as collateral. They didn’t wait for an answer, but let’s be frank, they weren’t going to get one. As shocked as they were when commoners wielding military-grade firearms, the kind brought up in bulk from contractors, they were more taken aback by not being able to get a straight answer on who the incumbent president was. Some scrawny man with greasy hair who hid in the Rocky Mountains claimed it was him, only for a corpse-stiff military man drinking MRE's from a halved skull to say it was him. So too said the weary but still grizzled woman who never left her Aircraft Carrier stationed off the Texas coast, and the sharply-dressed bald congressman up in Vermont, and a jumbled and haggard group of twelve different representatives of something called the Committee of the Common People, who insisted their Autonomous Zones were far superior to what came before. It would seem that within this chaos, there was even more maddening lunacy than first thought.
If he's still alive by 2040, Putin would be pushing 90, so I don't think he'd still be running things. The current President, Daniil Yegorov, doesn't get eaten, no. But most of his invading forces? Yep.Oh me oh my
Did Putin get cannibalized?
That's left up to the reader. You wanna imagine these assholes getting away with it? Whatever makes it more grim....I see.
What happened to the far-right militias that stormed the capital building - did they just get absorbed by the general group of warlords?
This dated list just got liked by @Blackentheborg and while fascinating because of how much I have gone to the left in the past two yearsI don't ever actually do Future Lists, and there's really not much to say about this. Its just sort of a nightmare scenario that I literally thought up last night.
The Sum of Japhy's Fears
2017-2020: Donald J. Trump / Michael R. Pence (Republican)
2016: Hillary R. Clinton / Timothy M. Kaine (Democratic), Gary E. Johnson / William F. Weld (Libertarian), Jill E. Stein / Ajamu S. Baraka (Green)2020-2029: Michael R. Pence / Cara C. “Carly” Fiorina (Republican)
2020: Mark Cuban / Harold R. Ford, Jr. (“Reunion” Independent), Tulsi Gabbard / Julian Castro (Democratic), John R. Kasich, Jr. / John N. Kennedy (Independent / Constitution), Jesse “T.B.” Ventura / Elijah Manley (The New Deal: Libertarian & Green)2024: Mark E. Zuckerberg / Cynthia E. Nixon (“Progressive” Independent), Tulsi Gabbard / Caroline B. Kennedy (“Truth and Freedom” Independent), Oprah G. Winfrey / Chelsea V. Clinton (Democratic), Kmele Foster / Cheri L. Honkala (The New Deal)2029-2033: Ivanka M. Trump / Tulsi Gabbard (Republican)
2028: Robert F. “Beto” O’Rourke / Joseph P. Kennedy III (Democratic), Keith M. Ellison / John Fetterman (Progressive Socialist) 2033-2037: Michelle R. Obama / Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (Democratic)
2032: Ivanka M. Trump / Tulsi Gabbard (Republican)
President Trump announces at the last possible second in 2020 that he finished the job and America is Great Again. Being as he is he has no interest in being a lame duck and thus resigns, passing the White House and his support in the scrambling Republican Primary to Mike Pence. The Democrats, high on the Blue Wave find themselves in an overly extended, highly messy and massively partisan primary that turns many Americans off, opening the door for "Left Wing Trumps" for years to party, and critically weakening the party. John Kasich potentially creates the same threat on the right but is quickly swamped as he has little support outside of the media. Mike Pence is president for longer then any President besides Franklin Roosevelt as a result. The DNC-DSA Civil War will drag on for years, in America's ever more partisan weakness NATO and NAFTA collapse, Putin wins big until his death in the late 2020s and Global Warming continues to be unchecked by the United States. He's followed up by Ivanka who turns herself and her "Post-Partisan" ticket into Media darlings promising she will be different then her father, which she is, in the most basic and superficial ways, all the while continuing the policies of the last three terms. In the end though the Democrats will, after 16 years out of office return with a compromise ticket that combines the DSA's growing strength with the worst traditional impulses of the Democratic rank and file.
I’m not saying OTL is a list written in five minutes in 2072 titled “hiii guys so here is my timeline, sorry if its current politics, where the bionic arm league (X Æ A-12 Musk wuz robbed) replaces the republicans and we have a real fiscally conservative but bionically liberal party“, but
2028: with the secret backing of President Pressley and Secretary Carter, Japhy’s Red Brigades land in England and link up with the Lincolnshire Syndicates to begin a wave of socialist emancipation across Europe.
It's kinda adorable how back then we were CONVINCED Trump wasn't gonna get a second term.Yeah. I mean it was my fear at the time.
The last four years have somewhat radicalised all of us, comrade