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Justice League of America: 1982 by YNot1989
Justice League of America: 1982
WB Animation, YOUNG JUSTICE. I claim no ownership of the character or his various incarnation across the DC multiverse, this was developed from an existing template.

So here we come to my second Justice League movie idea. This would follow a DC Tier Two set of movies: A Green Lantern movie following Hal Jordan's origin and Alan Scott's retirement sin 1969; Batman: Night of Owls, which follows Batman, Nightwing and Jason Todd's efforts to take down the Court of Owls in 1980; and Superman: Fury, which takes place just a few months before this movie and follows the arrival of Supergirl, her capture by Darkseid, and Superman's efforts to save her.  I envisioned this Justice League movie as a "Elaborate Plot" movie, far more so than the one set in the 60s. It opens with the members of the League breaking three CIA operatives out of a Sandinista camp in Nicaragua, and capturing a shipment of Nicaraguan cocaine for the Navy. We see the League is working more closely with the US government at the insistence of the Reagan administration. Steve Trevor's role as liason to the League is increasingly being overshadowed by the President, who likes to deal directly with Superman. The greatest enemies of the Justice League have come together to defeat them: Star Sapphire (Carrie Ferris) the ex-lover of Hal Jordan and current host to the gem of her namesake, Joker (fresh out of Akrham, and a secondary villian in Night of Owls), Priscilla Rich (a debutante and big game hunter who sees Wonder Woman as the ultimate prize), Professor Zoom (Barry Alan's boss at FermiLab who was researching the Speed Force as well), and Ocean Master (Orm) the exiled prince of Atlantis. These villains attack the League, initially framing Iris West for smuggling Cocaine, sending the League on a mission to clear her name, only for them to be broken off to fight their archenemies one by one, leaving only Superman to discover the truth of their situation.

Anyway, the Roster from left to right.

Hal Jordan: The Second Green Lantern - I wanted to keep the classic Silver Age design, I felt it fit the character nicely for the era. In this continuity, Abin Sur was traveling to Earth after the Corps finally detects the ring of Alan Scott (more accurately the ring of Tomar-Re), when he is shot down by a Soviet Missile  over Siberia in 1969. An SR-71 in the area, piloted by Hal Jordan diverts to investigate, but experiences a mechanical failure and he's forced to ditch over the Taiga forest and eventually encounters Abin Sur. Meanwhile Alan Scott, having been contacted by Abin prior to his crash, travels to Russia to determine the origin of his Ring. Eventually he meets Hal, and the two discover the origin of the Lantern Corps. Alan retires, and Hal takes his place. Hal is a brash, self-assured Green Lantern, far more impulsive than his predecessor. He has trained under the Lantern Corps, and kept in contact with Alan before learning about his sexuality. Hal is by far the most conservative member of the Justice League, his dedication to duty to the League, the Corps, and Country all appear to be in service to the same goal to Hal, but seem completely in conflict to the rest of the League. He has mastered the ability to form constructs under the tutelage of the Guardians, but his dedication to the corps forced him to leave his long time lover Carrie Ferris, who's all consuming spite drew the Star Sapphire to her. Hal is the first to be split off from the League during their search for the man who framed Iris West. While searching Iris's house with Batman, he detects the energy of the Star Sapphire. Batman and Hal split up to follow separate leads, and Hal is confronted by Carrie who reveals her power and battles him while the rest of the League continues the investigation. Hal nearly kills Carrie in the fight and by the end of the film he is left 

Bruce Wayne: Batman - Going on 40 years old, Bruce Wayne is still just as capable now as he was when he first took up the cowl. He's added more Kevlar to his suit as time's gone on, and the Batmobile is now more tank than car. Despite his disagreements with the League working more closely with the government, he remains a steadfast ally and friend to Superman. He's been spending more time with the League ever since he brought down the Court of Owls in the preceding years, and has delegated more of his duties to Jason Todd and Dick Grayson. He's added some new gadgetry to the utility belt, most of which wouldn't be out of place in a CIA operative's toolkit, but he still relies primarily on his fists and wits. After Searching Iris's house Bruce discovers subtle scorch marks similar to those the flash makes when he stops abruptly this sends the rest of the League after Proffessor Zoom. Shortly after Hal Leaves, Bruce finds a sample of cocaine that the police missed. Bruce returns to Gotham to analyze what he's found, only to be called by Jason who is battling the Joker. He diverts to help his ward, only to get there just in time for the Joker to turn himself in; believing all is well, he calls Jason to congratulate him, when he can't get though the Joker begins to Laugh and a nearby warehouse explodes. Batman rushes into the inferno but Jason is already dead. When he returns to question the joker, the FBI is already taking him into custody and won't allow Batman to question him. Bats later discovers that the cocaine from Iris's apartment was identical to that on the ship they intercepted from Nicaragua. As he discovers this, a news feed is intercepted by the BatComputer showing the White House publicly condemning Iris West. By the end of the film, Batman is the last one to leave the League, blaming himself for not being able to save Jason, but also for letting himself get dragged into Superman's deal with the government. 

Clark Kent: Superman - Still the Kansas farm boy, and the one trying to hold the League together. Clark was approached by the Reagan administration shortly after he took office, and agreed to work with the government to calm the Public who was beginning to view the League as a threat. After leaving Bruce and Hal to search Iris's apartment, Clark and the remaining members of the Justice League searched for Professor Zoom. Using NRO satellites (provided by the Government for their cooperation) the League detects a Speed Force signature in Metropolis. Just before they can leave, Clark is contacted by the US Navy about a carrier group that is being attacked by Ocean Master in the Mid Atlantic. Aquaman is sent to deal with his brother while Clark and the others travel to Metropolis. On the way Wonder Woman breaks off to see Steve about the Government's own investigation. Zoom leads Superman and Flash to the new LexCorp building forcing them to split up. Superman reaches the top to find Lex who reveals that his friends are all being attacked right now by a legion he assembled. Superman is shocked at this, Lex and Clark had a falling out in 1973 over the death of Lana Lang, for which Lex blames Superman. This is the first time Lex has taken the role of villain, but reveals that he did not truly act alone. Lex only enabled the drugs to be planted at Iris's house, it was the government that supplied it; the agents they rescued and the shipment they stopped were all part of a CIA Arms for Cocaine operation. Lex merely provided the fall-gall in Iris. Shocked at this Revelation, Superman doesn't even notice Lex pull a shard of Kryptonite from his pocket, just before he punches Superman out the window. Superman survives the fall, and rushes to save his friends, helping them defeat their enemies one by one. He later confronts the President about the Arms for Cocaine operation, and the President admits that what he did was morally wrong, but reveals the reason behind his actions: To fund both sides of the Iran-Iraq War to keep either power from threatening energy security in the west. Superman admits that he see's his point, and bargains for Iris's release in exchange for not going to the press about the President's activities.  By the end of the film he is the only member of the League remaining at the table.

Diana: Wonder Woman - Taking on a greater role as a diplomat, Diana negotiated with the US Government to provide identities for the Amazons seeking to leave Themyscira. Her relationship with Steve is strained because at 59 years old, its no longer possible for either of them to pretend his aging doesn't matter. When Diana breaks off from Superman and the League to meet Steve about the Government's investigation of Iris West, the two share a heartfelt declaration of their love, and Diana tells Steve that she intends to remain in Man's World to not only age, but live a mortal life with her friend and partner. Just as she begins to walk away a shot rings out and Steve falls over dead. She sprints to see him, but the round has passed through his heart, Steve is gone. Distraught, she hears the cackle of Priscilla Rich, the Cheetah. In her fury she cripples and nearly kills Rich just before Superman arrives to put an end to the fight. Wonder Woman is left inconsolable at loss of her partner of 40 years, and questioning everything she believes after fighting Cheetah. Could the cruelty of Man's World run so deep as to poison the hearts of women too? She is the second to leave the Justice League, and return to Themyscira in the hopes of finding peace.

Barry Alan: The Second Flash - Five years after Jay Garrick retired, Barry Alan joined a research project at FermiLab to study the Speed Force, but an accident granted him the powers of Superspeed. Unlike Jay, Barry is more focused, and isn't just seen as a Blur to the people he saves. He's more personable, and is the new heart of the league. When his wife Iris West is framed for drug trafficking, Barry's calm demeanor begins to break down, and by the end of the film he nearly dies fighting Professor Zoom. Consumed by angry and betrayal, Barry leaves the League to be with his wife, and remain a guardian of Central City, and leave the world behind.

Arthur: Aquaman - A Leaguer since their encounter in the 60s, Arthur is a boisterous, warrior-King who is the least willing to work with the US Government. As a King (of a society no administration has ever revealed the existence of) Arthur balances nobility with a devil-may-care joy of battle. 
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As some of my more regular watchers know, I crafted the Second Renaissance on future.wikia.com, which has seen better days. The lore of the universe is starting to get too big for me to create all the content for, and still do the things I want to do with my life that, ya know make money. So I got a query for ya'll: Suppose I set up a new wikia just for the Second Renaissance. I'd cut and paste all the content that already exists, and oversee it as an admin, and anyone who wants to edit, or add content could do so. I'd have last rights on everything, of course, as would any other admins I'd bring in, but ultimately the universe could be further fleshed out by the community. Kinda like the ASOIAF wikia, and no, I'm not comparing my little collection of maps and stories to GRR Martin's magnum opus, it just has one of the best communities for art out of the wikias I've seen. For example. I'm probably never gonna be able to make a decent set of images depicting the armor described in the universe. I could cobble together something passable, but it wouldn't reflect what's in my mind or what the descriptions have put in your minds. So if you think I should do this, speak up, if you have ideas for different things you'd like to add to the community, say so. Nothing's set in stone just yet, but I wanna hear your feedback.
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Justice League of America: 1967 by YNot1989
Justice League of America: 1967
WB Animation, YOUNG JUSTICE. I claim no ownership of the character or his various incarnation across the DC multiverse, this was developed from an existing template.

So here we finally come to my Justice League movie idea. This would follow a The Superman origin movie, the Wonder Woman WWII movie, and a Batman: Long Halloween movie set in the mid 60s. I envisioned this Justice League being formed as an after the credits teaser at the end of the 60s Batman movie; an organization of local legends who occasionally come together to solve global problems. The League would be formed by Superman and Steve Trevor would be the US government's liaison to the League. It wouldn't be a very well publicized entity, but people would know it existed, but mostly ignore it. No one spends all night and day obsessing what the US Navy is doing at this exact minute, so I want that to be how late 60s America sees the League: We appreciate what you're doing, but we have our own shit to worry about. the first Justice League movie would be set in 1969 and would be another original story.
Anyway, the Roster from left to right.

Alan Scott: The Green Lantern - I wanted to keep the Red button down shirt and green cape, but make it look more sensible, and loose the straight up drawing of a lantern on his chest. In this continuity, the Starheart is a damaged Green Lantern Ring that we see during the credits of Superman: Last Son of Krypton, as Rao's nova destroys a number of worlds, a Green Lantern is killed and his ring rides the stellar winds to Earth, landing in China in the 1930s shortly after Kal-El. Alan picks up the ring from a curiosity shop in Shanghai in 1940 when he was a Merchant Mariner. We see Alan as a minor character in the Wonder Woman movie, but he doesn't become a major figure until the Justice League movie. Alan Scott is a shy and reserved Green Lantern, largely due to the persecution he faces for his sexuality. He is totally oblivious to the Lantern Corps, and not able to use the full extent of his Ring's power due to a lack of training by the Gaurdians and the damage done to the ring during its transit to Earth. He can fly, has enhanced strength and can shield himself, but he can't form constructs beyond simple shields and blasts from his ring. Oddly enough, this reduced capability is the only reason he's managed to keep his ring operating so long with out a Power Battery. As of 1969, Alan is the oldest human member of the Justice League at a respectable 52 years. His ring's power is beginning to finally run out, but he is still formidable in a fight and serves the role of the League's conscience, a sagely figure who tries to keep the League calm in tense situations.

Bruce Wayne: Batman - This Bruce is essentially Frank Miller's Batman in his prime. He's been fighting crime in Gotham for only about 4 years, and is much more a detective than any version of Batman put to film. Think Film Noir detective + Ninja, with a dash of Dirty Harry. His costume is fairly plane, just a bit of Kevlar near his chest and parts of his back, and an old school cowl (can't armor his head, why do you think he wears a target on his chest?). Bruce is very much the brains of the League (and the wallet really), and provides a good counterweight to the rest of the team's more upbeat, almost naive perspectives. Unlike the Batman of most films, this one has something that kept driving him to pursue a life as a crime-fighter. Rather than focusing on his mother's pearls falling to the ground, in this Batman's origin, he sees the glint of a mask just past Joe Chill, the mask is that of an Owl. Whenever we see Batman, in any film, there is always a cork-board at the back of the Cave, a mess of photos, fingerprints, and news-clippings, all strung together to an old drawing of the owl mask in the center. Much like the Nolan-verse, this Batman built his suit and equipment from Wayne Enterprises technology, and is largely grounded in reality. The first Batmobile, is really just an armored car that the military rejected for use in Vietnam (think Humvee meets GTO). The Batsub, is just a Wayne Enterprises DSRV. The Batplane is an experimental aircraft that looks like a Harrier had sex with an SR-71. He has no fancy gadgets in his utility belt (this may be set during the Silver age, but this is no silver age batman), just a grappling hook, smoke bombs, and some batarangs.

Clark Kent: Superman - I've already covered this character, but I'll keep it short. As of 1969 Superman is more a symbol fo what America is SUPPOSED to stand for, rather than what it actually stands for, what with Vietnam always in the background. He's still the Kansas farm boy at heart, but to most of the world he looks like a god. Most of the people he saves rarely get a glimpse of him, and when they do they are in awe of his might. President Nixon has asked the Man of Steel to intervene in Vietnam a couple of times, but he's always politely turned the President down, despite some back of the mind belief that he might be the only thing that could stop that slaughterhouse. Clark founded the Justice League in 1967 to do some good where no one else could, still remembering his run-in with Braniac as a teenager.

Diana: Wonder Woman - While she mainly lives on the island of her birth, Diana does spend plenty of time in Man's world as Diana Prince, Greek Civil Rights Activist when she's not Wonder Woman as the mortals have come to call her. Her relationship with Steve Trevor has grown into a romantic one, but his aging is beginning to make her question if her eternal Amazon youth is worth it. We don't see them making overtly romantic gestures throughout the film, only glimpses of their relationship. Diana has learned to fit in with Man's world, her speech now far less alien to those around her, and she's far more involved in the politics of the world than her counterparts.

Jay Garrick: The Flash - We only caught a glimpse of Jay in the Wonder Woman movie, but that's how most people see him anyway. I wanted to keep the simplistic outfit, but make the top look more like a leather bike jacket. His powers come from his Helmet, which originally belonged to the God Hermes. Diana was originally furious that Jay stole the Helmet to escape from his POW camp and hide it right in front of her and Steve, but after seeing all the good he's done in Central City, she's simply asked that he return the Helm to Themyscira when he retires. Jay is only stationary when interacting with members of the League, to the people of Central City, he's a myth. A red blur only felt, never seen. He is the devil may care, joker of the team, but few are more effective at stoping threats before they appear to happen. I'd imagine every action scene with Jay is one where we either don't even see him, or its some Quicksilver like slowmotion scene.
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As some of my more regular watchers know, I crafted the Second Renaissance on future.wikia.com, which has seen better days. The lore of the universe is starting to get too big for me to create all the content for, and still do the things I want to do with my life that, ya know make money. So I got a query for ya'll: Suppose I set up a new wikia just for the Second Renaissance. I'd cut and paste all the content that already exists, and oversee it as an admin, and anyone who wants to edit, or add content could do so. I'd have last rights on everything, of course, as would any other admins I'd bring in, but ultimately the universe could be further fleshed out by the community. Kinda like the ASOIAF wikia, and no, I'm not comparing my little collection of maps and stories to GRR Martin's magnum opus, it just has one of the best communities for art out of the wikias I've seen. For example. I'm probably never gonna be able to make a decent set of images depicting the armor described in the universe. I could cobble together something passable, but it wouldn't reflect what's in my mind or what the descriptions have put in your minds. So if you think I should do this, speak up, if you have ideas for different things you'd like to add to the community, say so. Nothing's set in stone just yet, but I wanna hear your feedback.
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Sean McKnight
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I'm just another denizen of the internet seeking enlightenment in a world of trolls, false flaggers, and flamers.

I'm from Western Washington, though I hate Nirvana, Coffee and Microsoft.

I'm an aerospace engineer in training (mostly so I can pick up women by saying I'm a rocket scientist)

Politically I can best be described as Liberal American Exceptionalist; so basically I want Universal Healthcare as an excuse to annex Canada.

I love sci-fi movies, books, and TV shows, classic cars and modern ones too, bitching about politics, speculating about the future, and analyzing the past.

Current Residence: Prescott, Arizona
Favourite genre of music: Rock in all its forms and all its glory!
Operating System: Mac, but switching to Ubuntu
MP3 player of choice: iPod Classic
Favourite cartoon character: Gene Starwind, Vegeta, Brian Griffin, Katara, Nicholas D. Wolfwood, Spike, Batou
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microwavedreams Featured By Owner 1 day ago
What would a Soviet victory of the Cold War have looked like and how might it have been able to play out? 

And are there any details you might want to share on Halvidar? Backstory, etc 
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YNot1989 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A Soviet victory in the Cold War would have required a pretty major POD, on the order of them capturing ALL of Germany, not just East Germany. D-Day would have had to of been far less successful so the West was stuck just trying to retake France, while Russia plows through to the Rhineland. By having total hegemony over Germany, Russia would have the power to rival the US economically. Also they would have captured ALL of the scientists at Peenemünde so they would have had a far more advanced rocket program and the scientists to advance its nuclear capabilities (though the war probably would have dragged on into 1946 or 47, and would have ended with the US nuking at least one German city) After a fight like that the west would be exhausted and wouldn't want to pick a fight with the Russians. So the majority of US troops are positioned in France and the Low countries (MAYBE Austria), and the Cold War starts with Russia occupying the majority of Europe. The US would lag behind the Russians in rocket development, and they'd probably beat us to the moon by the early 60s. With German industry (albiet severely curtailed by the war) fueled by Russian resources, the Warsaw pact would be doing a lot better than in OTL. They'd be able to build a far stronger Atlantic fleet, and simply outspend the US in the arms race. By the 1990s the United States, devoid of any social welfare system, and spending its budget trying to Keep France and the Nordics from falling into the Russian center of gravity, eventually we'd be forced to agree to a peace with Russia. We'd sign the START treaty, which would favor them, and pull our forces out of Western Europe, the act of which would trigger a coup and secession across the country, and would end with the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs running the country, the secession of the Deep South as a new Republic of Dixie 
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HeliosMegistos Featured By Owner 2 days ago
I was wondering, are you a fan of Avatar ? (the James Cameron movie not the Last Airbender & Legend of Korra)
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YNot1989 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Its pretty good.
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HeliosMegistos Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Would you mind if I asked you what your thoughts are on the conflict of the film eg the Navi defending their world and way of life vs the mining company that actually does need to mine the Unobtanium due to energy and resource problems back on Earth ?
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YNot1989 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well no one's the hero in that film, everyone is behaving incredibly selfishly. If they wanted Jake to be a hero he would have take the time to explain to his blue alien squeeze that humans aren't evil, that our planet has been trying to kill us since the beginning, and we need this magic grey rock that they have in abundance to survive. I would have made the story more like the original Lorax to be honest. Nobody's really wrong or right, its just a tragedy where the strong must prey on the weak to survive. But James Cameron is a Hollywood hippie who perpetuates the notion that humans are evil in heavy handed environmental films.
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microwavedreams Featured By Owner 2 days ago
In the scope of the rest of the global economy, America's share of it is in a pretty solid decline, and is set to become smaller and smaller of a share. Through what lens should that be viewed?

How do predict America's economy to shift and change through the century? Both in size, and just the actual activities? What are some growing industries by late in the century? 
Also, what is your opinion on any supposed "singularity"?
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YNot1989 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It should be viewed in the sense that once-poorer countries are taking a greater role in global economics. Nigeria, Indonesia, China, India, Brazil, Russia, Poland, they all have no where to go but up. The US still remains, and will remain, far and away the largest economy on Earth, but in the future it will have stronger partners to trade with, and form more reliable regional balances of power.

By the late 2020s early 2030s the US economy, and the Global economy for that matter, are going to experience a titanic shift as we feel the full force of the population crisis. Retiring Boomers will leave vacancies in the job market and with decades of experience now gone, these jobs will have to be filled by with more people than those who left to make up for the drop in efficiency. Additionally, retiring boomers will create new demand for healthcare, nursing care, end of life care, and countless other jobs to support all those sectors. We will have a full employment economy with high paying jobs and extremely competitive benefits; boomers will sell their homes to supplament their social security income, and then things will get really bad. The boomers will be selling homes in such large numbers that the housing market won't realistically be able to find enough buyers; high wages for everyone will devalue the dollar, labor itself will be what is valued above all else, and with the housing market hemorrhaging money and money worth less and less, and the generation with all the wealth no longer investing... you'll see an economic crash. To solve this the US Government will take a larger roll in the economy and encourage immigration to reduce the strain on the work force. We'll moving from an investor-centric economy to a labor centric economy. You could conceivably see the rise of labor banks that trade job contracts between companies, or hire a large workforce and rent their workers out to different companies. New industries will be formed to supplement smaller workforces with  more productivity, and WWIII will dramatically advance this aspect of the economy, because militaries will need the same technology to supplement smaller militaries. We'll experience a major post-war economic boom, but by the 2070s we'll face a new problem. The productivity advancing technologies (robotics, worker longevity, autonomous systems) will result in mass unemployment. The government will try to solve this by promoting private sector growth, and reducing the surpluss population of resident aliens (mainly in the Southwest). Demand for energy will be far higher due to all the new robotic systems, and thus the planet will look to space to supply even more energy. A fundamentally capitalist economy won't be able to come up with a real solution for a largely automated workforce, and while the solution will stop the bleeding, eventually the problem will get so bad that we'll have to shift to some kind of post-scarcity economy.
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HeliosMegistos Featured By Owner 6 days ago
This probably comes off as a really silly question but if you were in F.D.R's or Trueman's position as President during WWII how would you have dealt with Stalin and the post war border changes and such ?.

I ask because you obviously have an above good grapes of geopolitics and such if the Second Renaissance is anything to go by.
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YNot1989 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well as I knew the Manhattan Project would produce a nuclear weapon by the summer or '45, I wouldn't hand all of Eastern Europe to Stalin to get the Russians to commit to an invasion of Japan at Yalta. I'd give him all the territory Russia claimed per the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact and not an inch more just to satiate his appetite. I'd divide Germany up into four states: Prussia, Bavaria, Austria, and Baden, hand Schleswig-Holstein to the Danes, East Frisia to the Dutch, and establish portions of the Rhineland as international zones much as they were in OTL. I'd create a stronger West Polish state (though I'd leave East Prussia as part of Prussia) and do the same for Hungary. I'd negotiate directly with Mao and Ho Chi Minh shortly after Yalta and insist that if they agree to a ceasefire with their nation's current regimes and permit a degree of capitalism, after the war the US would support democratic reforms in China and Vietnam and would recognize whatever government comes of those elections and should they stand with the US, rather than the Soviets, we'd finance a degree of post-war reconstruction (Mao and Ho Chi Minh wanted US endorsement more than anything). If they'd agree, I'd start shipping them guns and tanks and aircraft to push the Japanese out. After the war I'd push the Europeans to form a united organization much like the ECSC, but I'd also have NATO create a unified command structure over Western Europe. The upper command may be mostly run by the Americans, but there would functionally be a European Army in Poland checking the Russians, and the chance of a United Europe would be far better by the end of the century.
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