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Netflix is doing an Alt-History Series

napoleon IV

Keep Your Marxist Hands Off Gritty
#3
So this means that we have this, Black America, and Confederate (possibly). Is alternate history going to be the TV fad of the 2020s?
 

Thande

Chemical Christian Chaos Chelator
Published by SLP
#4
So this means that we have this, Black America, and Confederate (possibly). Is alternate history going to be the TV fad of the 2020s?
To go with the non-Anglophone angle, there's also El Ministerio del Tiempo, which is more of a time-travel show but has briefly explored AH (albeit in the usual Hollywood way, similar to DC's Legends of Tomorrow). The main AH they've done was a two-parter season finale where Philip II gets access to time travel, uses it to make the Armada successful, and then in the present day is still running a conservative Spanish Empire across all time periods simultaneously. At one point the protagonists see football fans celebrating after a match between Spain and the Holy Roman Empire.
 

RyanF

Döner Party
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#5
To go with the non-Anglophone angle, there's also El Ministerio del Tiempo, which is more of a time-travel show but has briefly explored AH (albeit in the usual Hollywood way, similar to DC's Legends of Tomorrow). The main AH they've done was a two-parter season finale where Philip II gets access to time travel, uses it to make the Armada successful, and then in the present day is still running a conservative Spanish Empire across all time periods simultaneously. At one point the protagonists see football fans celebrating after a match between Spain and the Holy Roman Empire.
ASB, the Holy Roman Empire would field hundreds of national sides.
 

Alex Richards

Kurfürst von Morlestone-Litchurch
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#7
ASB, the Holy Roman Empire would field hundreds of national sides.
Nah,

You'd have the HRE team which is officially the only national one.

But you'd also have a number of teams for the Austrians, Prussians, Bavarians etc. which aren't officially national teams but compete on the national level.

Then you'd have a number of smaller sides who compete at various levels, the top making it to the European league.

There would also be a number of official regional leagues, some of which would function very well, others of which would basically be non-existent due to all the competent players going to the Bavarians instead or what have you.
 

Elektronaut

No Twink Is Better Than A Bad Twink
#8
Depends on how far the HRE has collapsed from weak central government to international organisation analogous to the Commonwealth. If the former then the bigger states could have something analogous to the Catalonian national team, a sort of non-competitive pretend-y national side. Presumably they'd mostly play each other in a Kaiser's Kup, a sort of German equivalent of a home nations tournament.
 

Alex Richards

Kurfürst von Morlestone-Litchurch
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#9
Depends on how far the HRE has collapsed from weak central government to international organisation analogous to the Commonwealth. If the former then the bigger states could have something analogous to the Catalonian national team, a sort of non-competitive pretend-y national side. Presumably they'd mostly play each other in a Kaiser's Kup, a sort of German equivalent of a home nations tournament.
Die Kurfürstenliga
 

Coiler

Connoisseur of the Miscellaneous
#10
The premise looks like a good balance between "something normies have heard of" and "not Confederates / Nazis again," so that's promising at least.
It is astonishingly rare to find something that isn't either "Nazi Confederates take over the world" or "Unlike OTL's two, the ATL Route 700 had three lanes... " so the very existence of this excites me.
 

Dom

half-competent scoundrel
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#11
Depends on how far the HRE has collapsed from weak central government to international organisation analogous to the Commonwealth. If the former then the bigger states could have something analogous to the Catalonian national team, a sort of non-competitive pretend-y national side. Presumably they'd mostly play each other in a Kaiser's Kup, a sort of German equivalent of a home nations tournament.
I'm quite pleased that we can talk about football AHes here. It is very comforting to me.
 

Thande

Chemical Christian Chaos Chelator
Published by SLP
#16
I love that our main point of discussion about Philip II getting time travel is how it would impact football.
This is a British forum, sir.
Actually I would say the football thing is very on-brand for Spain - a running joke in that series is that all the various agents from different time periods are obsessed with following current Spanish football, and you can find people in 18th century costume and WW2 uniforms earnestly discussing Messi in the background.