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Alright, just finished watching Peril at End House. A proper long one, 1 hr 40 mins. And it's a doozy. The set up appears simple, but the whole solution requires quite a bit of thinking outside the box. And I am impressed by it.

The setting of the Hotel Majestic is appropriately sunny in that understated British way, the building is quite pleasantly Art Deco, but not overtly so. But End House is much more of the older English manor, and handles that in quite a good way. The two major settings work excellently.

The whole thing is one of those stories with a surfeit of characters. Nick Buckley, Freddie Rice, Commander Challenger, Charles Vyse, the Crofts, Jim Lazarus, and the list goes on. It can be bewildering at times, and while the dramatisation tries, it can be easy to get lost. But then, perhaps that works to its advantage, as even Poirot declares later on that the case is "complex".

Overall, a pleasant watch. And no, I don't mean those watches Nick and co. has.
 

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Because I've recently read a terrible timeline that portrayed America as "Goody Progressive Country" and Britain as "Evil Imperialist Country" without any nuances and even ramping up stuff [universal female suffrage in 19th century for America, genocide of Ireland to the point Irish are a minority].

None of this makes any sense, it's just out of my frustration at seeing that pop up again and again. Like, that was the third timeline I've seen...

Presidents of the United States of America (1981-present)
Billy Graham (People's) 1981-1989
1980: def. Matthias Koehl (American)
1984: def. Thomas J. Anderson (American)
Willis Carto (American) 1989-1997
1988: def. Al Gore (People's)
1992: def. Pat Robertson (People's)
Lyndon LaRouche (American) 1997-present
1996: def. Pat Robertson (People's)
2000: def. Jim Traficant (People's) and Bo Gritz (Christian)
2004: def. David Duke (Washingtonian)
2008: unopposed (People's-Christian "Washingtonian Front" purged)
2012: unopposed

Prime Ministers of the Commonwealth of Nations (1979-present)
Pierre Trudeau (Liberal-Labour) 1979-1985
1979 (coalition w/ SDP): def. Malcolm Fraser (National), Roy Jenkins (Social Democratic)
1983 (coalition w/ SDP): def. Edward Heath (National), Roy Jenkins (Social Democratic)
Tony Benn (Liberal-Labour) 1985-1996
1985 (coalition w/ SDP): def. Robert Muldoon (National), Shirley Williams (Social Democratic)
1989 (majority): def. Garret FitzGerald (National), Shirley Williams (Social Democratic)
1994 (majority): def. John Major (National), Jean Chrétien (Social Democratic)
Bryan Gould (Liberal-Labour) 1996-1999
John Major (National) 1999-2008
1999 (coalition w/ SDP): def. Bryan Gould (Liberal-Labour), Jean Chrétien (Social Democratic)
2003 (coalition w/ SDP): def. Gordon Brown (Liberal-Labour), Jean Chrétien (Social Democratic)
2007 (coalition w/ SDP): def. Emily Lau (Liberal-Labour), Caroline Kennedy (Social Democratic)
John Howard (National) 2008-2012
Emily Lau (Liberal-Labour) 2012-present
2012 (coalition w/ SDP): def. John Howard (National), Caroline Kennedy (Social Democratic)

"Present" is 2013.
 

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Because I've recently read a terrible timeline that portrayed America as "Goody Progressive Country" and Britain as "Evil Imperialist Country" without any nuances and even ramping up stuff [universal female suffrage in 19th century for America, genocide of Ireland to the point Irish are a minority].

None of this makes any sense, it's just out of my frustration at seeing that pop up again and again. Like, that was the third timeline I've seen...

Presidents of the United States of America (1981-present)
Billy Graham (People's) 1981-1989
1980: def. Matthias Koehl (American)
1984: def. Thomas J. Anderson (American)
Willis Carto (American) 1989-1997
1988: def. Al Gore (People's)
1992: def. Pat Robertson (People's)
Lyndon LaRouche (American) 1997-present
1996: def. Pat Robertson (People's)
2000: def. Jim Traficant (People's) and Bo Gritz (Christian)
2004: def. David Duke (Washingtonian)
2008: unopposed (People's-Christian "Washingtonian Front" purged)
2012: unopposed

Prime Ministers of the Commonwealth of Nations (1979-present)
Pierre Trudeau (Liberal-Labour) 1979-1985
1979 (coalition w/ SDP): def. Malcolm Fraser (National), Roy Jenkins (Social Democratic)
1983 (coalition w/ SDP): def. Edward Heath (National), Roy Jenkins (Social Democratic)
Tony Benn (Liberal-Labour) 1985-1996
1985 (coalition w/ SDP): def. Robert Muldoon (National), Shirley Williams (Social Democratic)
1989 (majority): def. Garret FitzGerald (National), Shirley Williams (Social Democratic)
1994 (majority): def. John Major (National), Jean Chrétien (Social Democratic)
Bryan Gould (Liberal-Labour) 1996-1999
John Major (National) 1999-2008
1999 (coalition w/ SDP): def. Bryan Gould (Liberal-Labour), Jean Chrétien (Social Democratic)
2003 (coalition w/ SDP): def. Gordon Brown (Liberal-Labour), Jean Chrétien (Social Democratic)
2007 (coalition w/ SDP): def. Emily Lau (Liberal-Labour), Caroline Kennedy (Social Democratic)
John Howard (National) 2008-2012
Emily Lau (Liberal-Labour) 2012-present
2012 (coalition w/ SDP): def. John Howard (National), Caroline Kennedy (Social Democratic)

"Present" is 2013.
No NDP or its ancestors? Though I imagine it could slot in with Labour quite well?
 

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Because I've recently read a terrible timeline that portrayed America as "Goody Progressive Country" and Britain as "Evil Imperialist Country" without any nuances and even ramping up stuff [universal female suffrage in 19th century for America, genocide of Ireland to the point Irish are a minority].
Can you link it?
 

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Because I've recently read a terrible timeline that portrayed America as "Goody Progressive Country" and Britain as "Evil Imperialist Country" without any nuances and even ramping up stuff [universal female suffrage in 19th century for America, genocide of Ireland to the point Irish are a minority].
this is some heat isnt it
 

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I could see them not enjoying being in the same party as the Liberals.

By the way that's one mighty big tent.
Presumably there is quite a bit of summarising of the minnows going on (no Plaid/Maori Party/Maltese nationalists or whatever) and/or these parties are actually damn great fusion lists and so the NDP, Labor, Labour etc caucus with LibLab, Conservative, Progressive Conservative, Australian Liberal with National. Or something like that.
 

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Presumably there is quite a bit of summarising of the minnows going on (no Plaid/Maori Party/Maltese nationalists or whatever) and/or these parties are actually damn great fusion lists and so the NDP, Labor, Labour etc caucus with LibLab, Conservative, Progressive Conservative, Australian Liberal with National. Or something like that.
More the first.
 

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FACT SHEET - DOMINION OF ARNHEM (burnt orange)
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Heerschappij van Arnhem (Dutch)
Herskapy Arnhem (Arnhem Kriol)
DemonymArnhemer
Official LanguagesDutch (primary, working language), Arnhem Kriol
Recognised Aboriginal Languages:
Anindilyakwa, Burarra, Garrwa, Gurindji, Iwaidja, Kunwinjku,
Muang, Murrinh Patha, Ndjebbana, Ngarinywan, Nunggubuyu,
Warlpiri, Warumungu, Yolgnu Matha
GovernmentUnitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy
Head of StateHRH Queen Gabriëlle (as Queen of the Netherlands) since 2038
Dame Benthe Eerkens (as Viceroy of Arnhem) since 2034
Prime MinisterKatelyn Reynders (AP), since 2037
Government StatusArbeiderspartij-Partij van de Vrijdenkers coalition
Independence1903 (Responsible Self-Government)
1947 (Dominion Act)
1979 (Patriation)
ReligionSecular
Roman Catholic plurality
CurrencyArnhem guilder (historical, still legal tender)
Austral (main currency)
Universal Credit (partially-legal alternative)
International AlignmentDutch State Committee
Australian Union
Travel WarningLocal wildlife is considerably hostile to humans outside cities.
Relations with Tiwi are improving, but still notable as a concern.
Crisis LevelSubstantial (Tiwi border tensions)
Official Government Websitedigi.safe//regering.arn


FACT SHEET - PEOPLE'S DEMOCRATIC STATE OF TIWI (green)
Country NamePeople's Democratic State of Tiwi (English)
Negara Rukun Ngakèh Tiwi (Tiwi Javanese)
DemonymTiwian (English)
Wong Tiwi (Tiwi Javanese)
Official LanguageTiwi Javanese
GovernmentUnitary presidential republic
PresidentTri Zakariyoga (PNN) since 2037
Government StatusPresidency: Pihak Ngembangaké Ngakèh control
National Council: Pihak Èmbrèt Sosialis Tiwi majority
IndependenceFrom Dominion of Arnhem
2024 (Declared)
2025 (Recognised)
ReligionSecular
Sunni Islam majority
CurrencyTiwian rajata
International AlignmentNusantara League
Travel WarningRelations with Arnhem are improving, but still notable as a concern.
Crisis LevelSubstantial (Arnhem border tensions)
Official Government Websitedigi.safe//pamrentah.tiw
 
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FACT SHEET - DELICATE STATE OF KIMBERLEY
Country NameDelicate State of Kimberley (English)
יידל שטאַט פון קימבערליי (Yiddish)
DemonymKimberlite
Official LanguageYiddish
GovernmentFederal parliamentary republic
PresidentGavrel Gellner (We Rise!) since 2035
Prime MinisterZusa Kessler (We Rise!) since 2035
Government StatusFarzamlung: We Rise!-Our Land-Democratic Labor coalition
IndependenceFrom the Netherlands
1953 (Declaration of Independence)
1955 (Treaty of Kimberley)
ReligionJudaism (state religion and majority)
CurrencyKimberlite gilden
International AlignmentAustralian Union
Congress of Jewish States
Travel WarningAboriginal relations are notably tense since the 2039 elections.
Relations with the Eendracht Republic remains poor.
Crisis LevelModerate (Aboriginal tensions)
Official Government Websitedigi.safe//regirung.kim
 
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Finished watching The Cornish Mystery.

It's a short one, but definitely one of my favourites of the short mysteries. There's a fair few Brythonic names - the town of Polgarwith, Mr. and Mrs. Pengelley, and of course Jacob Radnor, who is literally a "county-surname" guy. It helps to make it sound less "English" and more "Cornish", I guess.

The houses and interiors themselves are not of much note, but the setting is definitely the star, the town of Polgarwith, which screams barely-out-of-the-18th century sea-ish town, and definitely communicates the main theme, that small towns have too much chatter.

The plot is unusually clever for a short story, and well-dramatised unlike a few others. There were quite a few funny moments in it.

Ultimately, would I recommend it? Yep.
 
"So This Is How The Revolution Dies, With Thunderous Applause" - Socialist Restoration Britain List

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Decided to do this piss-take going off the idea of "The British has a socialist revolution, but it ends up like the first republic".

Note: I have no clue how left-wing factionalism worked in the 30s, so apologies for any horrendous mistakes there.

"So This Is How The Revolution Dies, With Thunderous Applause"

Monarchs of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (1910-1931)

George V (Saxe-Coburg-Gotha/Windsor) 1910-1931

Prime Ministers of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (1921-1931)
Arthur Bonar Law (Conservative majority) 1921-1923
1922: def. J. R. Clynes (Labour), David Lloyd George (National Liberal), H. H. Asquith (Liberal)
Stanley Baldwin (Conservative majority) 1923-1926
Philip Snowden (Labour-Liberal coalition) 1926-1929
1926: def. Stanley Baldwin (Conservative), David Lloyd George (National), H. H. Asquith (Liberal)
Winston Churchill (National-Conservative coalition) 1929-1931
1929: def. Philip Snowden (Labour), Stanley Baldwin (Conservative), R. Palme Dutt (Communist)

Convenors of the People's Commonwealth of Britain (1931-1938)
Bertrand Russell (Independent) 1931-1933
1931 (supported by Fabian Society): def. Fenner Brockway (Independent Labour), R. Palme Dutt (Communist)
1932 (supported by Fabian Society): def. Fenner Brockway (Independent Labour), R. Palme Dutt (Communist)
Fenner Brockway (Independent Labour) 1933-1937
1933: def. R. Palme Dutt (Communist), A. V. Alexander (Co-operative & Fabian Society)
1934: unopposed
1935: def. Albert Inkpin (Communist), A. V. Alexander (Co-operative & Fabian Society)
1936: unopposed
Albert Inkpin (Communist) 1937-1938**
1937: def. Fenner Brockway (Independent Labour), Tom Mann (Independent Communist), A. V. Alexander (Co-operative), Beatrice Webb (Fabian Society)

Chairmen of the Provisional Committee of the People's Commonwealth of Britain (1938-1949)
Oswald Mosley (Independent Labour) 1938-1940

Stafford Cripps (Independent Labour) 1940-1948*
Harold Nicolson (Independent Labour) 1948-1949

Monarchs of the Popular Kingdom of Great Britain (1949-present)
George VI (Windsor) 1949-1952

Elizabeth II (Windsor) 1952-present

Prime Ministers of the Popular Kingdom of Great Britain (1949-present)
Harold Nicolson (Labour majority) 1949-present
1949: def. A. V. Alexander (Co-operative), John Loverseed (Radical-Democratic), Evelyn Waugh (People's)

The announcement by the Provisional Committee, which replaced the Trades Unions Congress in 1938 in an upheaval of centralisation and rejection of what was perceived as "Russian influence", that an invitation would be sent to the King in Canada was an unexpected one to many as it closed the page on Britain's second experiment at republicanism and a much more radical one than the first.

But as the King was crowned in Revolut- Westminster Abbey and the restored Family moved back in Buckingham Palace [please excuse the burnt bits], they're acutely aware that the Britain they return to is a radically different one. While Parliament is once again back, the upper-chamber is more or less the old TUC rebranded as the "House of Trades", the political parties dominating the conversation [apart from that weird Mr. Waugh's People's Party] are solidly left-wing only in different forms, and the economy is firmly not capitalist, being primarily an uncomfortable mixture of various socialist policies, with some mutualised cooperatives, some state-controlled enterprises and some suspiciously "market" socialist experiments here and there. The days when Britain was the land of nobles is firmly over, and all power belongs to the workers.

And yet somehow they're fine with a crowned head. Both Stalin and Barkley could agree on one thing - they didn't know how to respond. Nevertheless, the Popular Kingdom of Great Britain now exists, a huge "up yours" to people who think countries have to make sense ideologically.
 
The Tiger and the Panda: An Alternate Cold War

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"It is the year 2021. The world and the stars are divided in two bitter competing forces, both advocating completely different ideologies. One bases its legitimacy off hereditary authority in a crowned head theoretically bound by traditional liberties and constitutionalism, the other derives its legitimacy from the workers enabling an authoritarian party-state furthering the revolution. The gap between the two couldn’t be starker.

But the one thing that unites them is that they have in theory transcended the old petty ideas of nationalism. Why be a Russian or an Englishman when you can be a Soviet or an Imperial? The fall of nationalistic forces have led many to foolishly declare that “the Springtime of Nations is at an end”, and therefore we are in the “Winter”, the nadir. The days when people defined their identity off ‘nations’ is at an end. The Soviets say that the struggle against the Imperials is the “final struggle” against capitalism in its death-knell, while the Imperials declare that “reckoning” for the “red tyrants” is coming.

But even as they posture on how their form of post-nationalism is the one that will lead the world, they internally compromise with nationalist forces. The Imperials’ confusing multi-level authorities that are supposed to give ‘more local accountability’ and is ostensibly covered with peerages is all but giving the internal identities their power in exchange for loyalty while we all know the Soviet Union’s ‘national republics’ such as the Korean or Manchu SSRs are touted as “Soviet national liberation”.

Ultimately, even though the cold war is helmed by men and women sitting in Moscow and London, it is one determined by the old relationship between their largest nationalities – China and India. China, or the Chinese Soviet Federative Socialist Republic, eclipsed Russia in the 60s in power, and determines its future direction without equal. Meanwhile its rival, the Union of India, has a much more tenuous relationship within the Imperial Federation due to being first incorporated via colonialism, but as political necessities empowered it, it has rapidly took control much to some Englishmen’s dismay.

Do not be deceived. This may be seen as a cold war between such post-national concepts of Soviets and Imperials, but at heart it is the thousands-years-old rivalry between the great nations of Asia – China and India."


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UNION OF SOVIET SOCIALIST REPUBLICS ('SOVIET UNION')

Vanguard of the Revolution
Communist Party of the Soviet Union
Still the only legal party, although by now it's essentially factionalised to fuck. The labels below are made by Kremlinologists for informal caucuses.

- "Chinese Faction": Not really all of the Chinese members of the Party Committee, but it's dominated by them, it's the one that talks of "market socialism" and "socialism with patriotic characteristics" whatever that even means. All I know is that it has worked gang-busters in bringing China up to wealthy status [as their former Chairman reportedly said "to get rich is glorious"]. Been the dominant faction since the 90s, the latest Himalayan Crisis has however been egg on their face as Kremlinologists in London predict Xi Jinping's end as Chairman. Still, that has been said a lot...

- "Russian Faction": The "orthodox socialists", they tend to want the old command economy back and idolises those days. Democratic centralism means they don't often say such in public, but it's known that Russia has generally benefited way less from perestroika than China has, and resents it. Also the faction that is way more into the idea of "Soviet patriotism", contrasting it with the "feudal identity" of the Imperials.

- "European Faction": The more 'liberal' of the factions regarding stuff such as gay rights [although neither superpower has covered themselves in glory here, to be honest], it's dominated by the western republics such as Germany, Sweden and Yugoslavia, they tend to be the most independent-minded of the republics and massively advocate decentralisation of the Soviet Union to empower the republics, even if still following the party line when forced to. Murmurs that they're secret collaborationists with the Imperials are rife. Also has the Koreans, which are massively different from the rest.

- "Agrarian Faction": One of the few major factions that aren't based in a region or nationality, they're generally representing the people disaffected by the mad rush to industrialisation, and call for a restoration of the level of agrarian subsidies that were cut in the 90s in the "Third Industrial Revolution". Mostly excluded those days from power, their strongest base is Mongolia and Central Asia, but even that's being squeezed.

- "Religious Faction": Aligned with the Russians since the 2000 conference, they've been considerably more powerful in the past than they are now, with China's more secular leadership dragging the Soviet Union away from mealy-mouthed compromises with the Orthodox Church. Their sympathisers in the West routinely decry a "second Kulturkrieg" with the Soviet Union now officially increasing control over religious authorities.

- "International Faction": Aka the ones that the Imperials' John Birch Society [a 'non-political' organisation named after an Imperial missionary killed by Soviet forces in the 40s] thinks are the dominant faction, they're reportedly seen by the others as dangerously close to Trotskyism in advocating an active expansion of the global revolution up to the point of risking nuclear war with the Imperials. Thankfully they're safely irrelevant.

- "Space Faction": Mostly a vague faction that every other faction is sort of aligned to, this is the one that aggressively promotes space exploration and settlement [never colonisation, that's a dirty word for what the Imperials do], and their symbolic leader is the first taikonaut on Pluto.

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UNITED FEDERATION OF IMPERIAL DOMINIONS ('IMPERIAL FEDERATION')
Unlike the Soviets, the Imperials pride themselves on "public politics", although it is known that there does exist some "Palaceologists" in Moscow, because while the Soviets seemingly have a lack of public information on their political dealings, the Imperials have too much. Their political parties are so fractious and based in local politics more often than not, that Moscow regularly consult their experts to comprehend what their rival has just done.

Hence we are going to rely on the Palaceologists' analysis of the various party factions here, all under their "official" Imperial party brandings.

Her Imperial Majesty's Government
Conservative Party ("Tories")
The party on the "right" of the Imperial spectrum, it is a ridiculously broad-tent party [tbf like all else] based around three things above all - Anti-communism, pro-tradition and pro-business. But the last two can really vary, while the first is something all (legal) parties in the UFID can agree on...

- "Populars": Mostly dominated by Indian and African MPs, this faction has either sent the Tory leaders or played kingmaker in the various leadership struggles. The current Prime Minister, former First Minister of Gujarat Narendra Modi himself is of this faction. He's a curiosity as a relative unknown compared to the dominating political dynasties often seen in Indian politics. The Popular Society tends to be the most flexible on economics (although under Modi has been quite firm on pushing free-market reforms, a notable shift) while firm on social conservatism, and opposes any centralisation to Westminster, preferring to emphasise the Federation aspect of the Imperial demos. Known as the Progressives in North America.

- "One Nation": Notably different from the Populars in how they prefer to centralise power to Westminster, and tends to be more flexible on social issues as well as fiscal, they tend to be more concentrated in Britain and Canada than elsewhere. Apart from that, there's not much to say, really, apart from their being the loudest on environmental issues, to the point of being called the "turquoise tendency".

- "Unionists": Economically, they tend to be basically the Liberals' Marketeer faction, calling for less state intervention, but combining that with a social conservatism to match the Populars, they tend to be the dominating faction in the American Dominions and hence have enough clout to at times block the Populars' more statist tendencies. Historically they used to be the Liberal Unionists, a splitter Liberal branch, before merging in the 1920s. Those days they and the Populars tend to vote more or often in-sync, leading some palaceologists to wonder if the two have merged in all but name.

- "Nationals": The faction most on the outs those days, it combines social conservatism with a firm economic-interventionist policy, seeing the Populars as traditionally too fickle to implement anything properly interventionist [and under Modi they seem to have been proven correct].

Her Imperial Majesty's Most Loyal Opposition
Liberal Party
The party ostensibly on the "left" of the Imperial spectrum, it is too a ridiculously broad-tent party that defines itself rather succinctly, as the party of Liberty above all. To the Soviets of course, this party is nothing but just the peak of bourgeois capitalism with some sops here and there to the workers.

- "Marketeers": The more free-market sort has really rose to prominence in the last few decades, bolstered by both a shift in the Indian liberals away from their traditional New-Liberal alignment and the success of the Chinese Faction in creating wealth in the Soviet Union, leading the Marketeers to call for the Imperials to out-compete the Soviets in the free market. Had quite a few successful PMs since, but since 2015 is now in opposition.

- "New Liberals": The "new" is a holdover from the early 1900s when they were the bright young things on the political stage advocating a radical shift in the United Kingdom and its Empire [as the Imperials were known then], they are famously the faction of Jawaharlal Nehru, one of the greatest Imperial Prime Ministers, but has certainly fallen far since, with their 'social-market' regulations now perceived as stifling the Federation in the 80s.

- "Fabians": Also known as "Liberal-Labour", they're perhaps the most left-wing yet mainstream faction and the only ones who dare to mention the word "socialism". A key part of Liberal internal party coalition in where New-Liberals used them to successfully marginalised the old Gladstonians in the 'interests of progress', their presence has notably increased the last decade as Marketeer dominance squeezes New-Liberals in more developed areas. They only had one Prime Minister, the ill-fated Harry Lee who oversaw the economic crisis of the mid-70s.

- "Greens": A relative new-comer, this is a faction mostly based in younger faces especially in the "Anglo" Dominions but increasingly in urban areas in India, and often call for anti-corruption measures, environmentalist policies and all those radical-liberal policies that are increasingly popular with young people. They and the One Nation sort have a curious synergy despite their massive policy differences.

Other Parties
The Imperial Parliament is noted for its rowdy nature, something it has inherited from the old British Parliament, and hence this is something that the Soviets often make fun of, contrasting their orderly conferences with the cheers and jeers and sometimes brawls in the Parliament. The plethora of parties does not help with that, and it would take thousands of words to describe all of them. Just think the most variety possible, and you're close.

[Citation: The flag for the Soviets was created by redrich on DeviantArt here, and the one for the Imperials was created by SunnyCant on Reddit here]
 
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Do not be deceived. This may be seen as a cold war between such post-national concepts of Soviets and Imperials, but at heart it is the thousands-years-old rivalry between the great nations of Asia – China and India."
This is some really dynamite stuff, Tibby.

Which nations have remained outside the tent? It seems like there might be some.
 

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Neat stuff!

- "Chinese Faction": Not really all of the Chinese members of the Party Committee, but it's dominated by them, it's the one that talks of "market socialism" and "socialism with patriotic characteristics" whatever that even means. All I know is that it has worked gang-busters in bringing China up to wealthy status [as their former Chairman reportedly said "to get rich is glorious"]. Been the dominant faction since the 90s, the latest Himalayan Crisis has however been egg on their face as Kremlinologists in London predict Xi Jinping's end as Chairman. Still, that has been said a lot...
Would that even work with China remaining part of the cold war though?
 
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