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Code Geass: Lelouch of the Cold War: 1962 by mdc01957 Code Geass: Lelouch of the Cold War: 1962 by mdc01957
Here the finished map showing what would happen had the world and events of Code Geass([link]) for reasons unknown transpired in the same time period (aka "atb 2017-18)...but in our world's version of that era (which translates to AD 1962-63). All beginning with a strange disturbance just as the Britannian Empire ([link]) fully occupies "Area 11"...in our 1955, during the days of the Cold War.

Consider this a logical conclusion of sorts to those :iconquantumbranching:-inspired ASB scenarios. Also, I thought of trying something different before getting back to fic-writing. In any case, this is not a political/ideological propaganda screed at all. This is a work of fiction so feel free to critique it to your heart's content.

Also, thanks to :iconfirelord-zuko: for allowing me to use this map ([link]) as a basis for some of the details. You may also notice something vaguely lurking in the map as well. ;)

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On the 10th of August, atb 2010, the Holy Britannian Empire invaded the island nation of Japan, allegedly over resources and ideology. Within a month, the country crumbled before the advanced might of the invading forces and their army of war machines called “Knightmare Frames.” The defeated Japanese were subsequently deprived of their rights, identity and even their name as the newly conquered/colonized land was designated “Area 11.”

All that happened in AD 1955, seven years ago in another version of our world. The strange anomaly known simply as the Event that transpired soon after had not only brought to light such knowledge but had also displaced elements of that reality into this one. But while the initial chaos and signing of the so-called Goodwill Armistice have long since passed, the times have definitely changed.

Of note is Britannia itself. The result of a world and history different yet oddly similar to our own, the Empire is in ways a warped mirror of Great Britain and the European powers of old, right down to a powerful if bloated aristocracy. Though little is really certain, it seems to follow what could be described as a strange mix of Social Darwinism, Absolutism and Feudal Imperialism, all embodied by its omnipotent Emperor. At the same time, Britannians are a paradox. Full-fledged citizens enjoy considerable rights, liberties and standards regardless of race or even gender. While “Numbers,” conquered locals residing in the Areas are purposefully ghettoized and deprived of those comforts lest they choose to become “honorary Britannians.” And despite the socio-cultural strangeness, they are nonetheless technologically advanced, possessing devices and weaponry (such as the Knightmares) generations ahead of even the pre-Event superpowers. It is also in part to this that they were able to “integrate” a recently evacuated South Korea and parts of an unstable Mexico despite the Armistice.

With the loss of western North America and Hawaii, the United States had virtually lost much of its reach in the Pacific overnight. The remaining soldiers were withdrawn from much of Asia as frantic skirmishes between National Guard and Britannian forces raged along the new border. The mere fact that American soil was not simply being fought over but reduced served only to weaken morale, dissuading the military from resorting to atom bombs. If not for the Armistice, some claimed that the country would have suffered much worse against “those damn tin cans.” Still, the US has persevered as major world power. New York has once again become a cultural, financial and diplomatic hub. Thanks in part to Eisenhower’s efforts and newly elected President Nixon’s “Second Manifest Destiny,” America’s strength across the Atlantic remains a strong deterrent against the Soviets through the Iron Curtain even as a new one against the newcomers continues to grow.

Meanwhile, the Event has brought an unexpected turn of events for their supposed counterparts in this world: the United Kingdom. The British, their Commonwealth and what remained of their own Empire saw in Britannia a distorted mirror image of themselves: showing both the heights they could have achieved and the excesses of their worst aspects. At the same time, the US retreat had left open an opportunity to reestablish their prominence in what’s left of the free Pacific (and to a degree, Asia). Thus while efforts were made to aid Canada in the wake of the Armistice, an ambitious plan was put into motion. With public and royal support, it was announced that “there is only one family of realms deserving of the name Britannia. And it shall rule the waves once more.” Against the expectations of even their American allies, reforms were implemented to not only strengthen themselves but to become a Commonwealth deserving of their “genuinely civilized” ideals. In the process, they have emerged revitalized and poised to stand on more solid footing against their otherworldly rivals, although some still insist that this is the “British Empire’s last hurrah.”

The Soviet Union, while relatively unaffected at first, tried to take advantage of the sudden changes, with some success. With the American withdrawals, the Russians and their Communist comrades attempted to expand their influence in Asia beginning with Korea, only to find that the approaching Britannians were even worse. Many among the Politburo considered launching propaganda campaigns and even their atomic weapons against “Area 11” by the time of the Armistice. Indeed, the focus put on dealing with the newcomers proved distracting enough that the unrest in the Warsaw Pact (beginning in Hungary) only settled down by the start of 1957. Their expansion into America’s doorstep on the other hand was more successful with the Socialists of Cuba and Nicaragua showing themselves willing allies to the Soviet cause, especially with the Anglo-American spheres increasingly hostile to them.

Elsewhere, the world continues to undergo change as a new status quo is setting in. In Europe, pan-Continental ideals and the threats posed by the newcomers are inspiring some NATO countries to consider a “United States of Western Europe.” Decolonization outside of the Commonwealth has more or less stabilized, with the French attempting to copy the UK’s success with mixed results. Attempts by the United Nations to impose sanctions against Britannia have rung hollow. Technology meanwhile, while still behind the Empire’s standards, is catching up. Among others, efforts are made to reverse engineer and mass-produce the humanoid Knightmares that have made short work of conventional post-World War II tanks (which still seem to defy modern military thinking even now), while attempts are underway to replicate the efficiency of Sakuradite” (called the “Wonder-Rock” in the American press) with diesel and nuclear power. Their success in turn has so far been limited even with the aid given by political prisoners who had escaped the Empire, which aren’t helped by rumors of a secret weapon known only to the CIA, KGB and MI6 as “FLEIJA.” All while the arms race continues to build up, the great powers simultaneously try to outdo each other and the world inches ever closer to war.

Such is the state of affairs in the present time of 1962, or 2017 in the Britannian calendar. And with reports of Area 11’s Viceroy Clovis li Britannia murdered by a masked vigilante known as “Zero,” this could turn out to be an interesting year.

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I don't own Code Geass. All rights belong to its respective owners, such as Sunrise.
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:iconresidentevilfan97:
ResidentEvilFan97 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So the Korean War exist in this world. Does that mean the Vietnam War never came into existence in this world?
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mdc01957 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014
The Vietnam War doesn't happen, at least not yet. ;)
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:iconresidentevilfan97:
ResidentEvilFan97 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So it will happen between after the Korean War and the Cuban Missle Crisis?
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mdc01957 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014
Can't really say, but with the presence of Britannia and a resurgence of the original Britain, the Americans and Soviets have other worries. ;)
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:iconresidentevilfan97:
ResidentEvilFan97 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah. Probably Britannia will replace American forces in the Vietnam War. Britannia vs North Vietnam and VietCongs. 
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mdc01957 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014
Maybe. 

Though the Korean War would definitely be moot, what with the Soviets all but annexing the North while the South is being converted into another Area.
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ResidentEvilFan97 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I see.
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IEPH Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014
By the way, I was thinking what would happen if Vukovist Serbia and pieces of the Commonwealth from "Puritan World" were ISOTed to this world at the same time as the Brittanians?

Why don't you make a map of that?
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mdc01957 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014
Admittedly, I'm not familiar with "Puritan World." ^^;
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:iconieph:
IEPH Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014
<url>www.clockworksky.net/puritan_w… - Link to the New Commonwealth in said TL.
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:iconieph:
IEPH Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014
It's basically a Puritan theocracy.
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Historyman14 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014
mdc01957, have you read Code Geass Megiddo? I planing on asking the author if he could do something for this. What do you think?

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:iconhistoryman14:
Historyman14 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014
Did the US change the flag?  It looks like they did, but i might have miscounted.
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:iconmdc01957:
mdc01957 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014
They did, I think.
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:iconhistoryman14:
Historyman14 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014
I have to ask: Will they be a Kallen, or C.C X Lelouch in this world?
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:iconmdc01957:
mdc01957 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014
Who knows? ;)
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:iconhistoryman14:
Historyman14 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014
Do Kallen. I like C.C a lot, but Kallen is cooler and her and Lelouch fit together. 
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:iconhistoryman14:
Historyman14 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
Will they still be the Beatles and Rolling Stones? 
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:iconmdc01957:
mdc01957 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014
The Beatles perhaps, though they'd probably be more '50s-ish.
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:iconhistoryman14:
Historyman14 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
You know, i could see Lelouch, as Zero, becoming  Times Man of the year. Maybe ever wining the Nobel Prize.
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:iconmdc01957:
mdc01957 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
I'm not sure. He could end up on Time, though on a very different headline.
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:iconhistoryman14:
Historyman14 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014
What would Euphemia and Cornelia sees the US, UK, and the USSR?
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:iconmdc01957:
mdc01957 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014
I'd say that Euphie would be more at home in the UK, though Cornelia might find some use for Americans.
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Historyman14 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014
What are some of the theories on how the HBE, and CG Japan come to the OTL World. 
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:iconmdc01957:
mdc01957 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014
Some would say "ASB" ;)
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:iconhistoryman14:
Historyman14 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014
A Alien Space Bat? Crap. If it is a ASB, would the characters meet him/her/ it, and be told about the original CG/OTL timeline? 
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:iconmdc01957:
mdc01957 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014
You could also call it a dimensional fluke. ;)
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Historyman14 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014
What would be the US/UK/USSR war plan for Britannia, and Britannia War plan for them? 
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:iconmdc01957:
mdc01957 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014
Admittedly, I haven't thought much on that. ^^;
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:iconhistoryman14:
Historyman14 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
Hmm, like "Zero. Who is he?" Or "Zero,  Rebel Leader."
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:iconmdc01957:
mdc01957 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014
Yup. Something like that. XD
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Historyman14 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014
How does Britannia sees the USA, and the rest of the world? Also, here are some possible locations of  Sakuradite. Texas, Siberia, Australia, Sweden, Congo. 
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mdc01957 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014
Britannia would see the US as glorified rebels. After all, they come from a world where "Washington's Revolt" never succeeded.
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Historyman14 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014
Yes, and where they lose the battle of Trafalgar. That about the only thigh Britannia would have respect for United Kingdom. 
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mdc01957 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
Well, Britannia and the Commonwealth might end up intertwined should Emperor Charles encounter something unfortunate. ;)
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Historyman14 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
How is space travel? The CG  world did not have that much in space travel. The OTL nations, on the other hand.
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:iconmdc01957:
mdc01957 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
By that point in time, they're still working out the whole "putting a man on the moon" idea.
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Historyman14 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014
Really? I would think with Sakuradite and CG tech, they would done that by now
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:iconmdc01957:
mdc01957 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014
That would be too rapid, even if Sakuradite deposits somehow appeared across the world.

And also, the rest of the world's still figuring out the "Wonder-Rock's" potential, as the US would put it.
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Historyman14 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014
That is true. Do you like my locations of the Sakuradite?  
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:iconmdc01957:
mdc01957 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014
They're not bad, I guess. ^^
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:iconhistoryman14:
Historyman14 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
This is such a great idea. We just can't let it have only one map. It should be next to Doomsday. 1983.
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:iconmdc01957:
mdc01957 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
One day, we'll see something. :)
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:iconmdc01957:
mdc01957 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
Perhaps a bit more 1960s but not bad I suppose.
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Historyman14 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
Crazy idea 1: Nunnally with the Commonwealth. In this, MI6 learns that Lelouch is really Zero. Believing that his sister, Nunnally, may have the same skill as Lelouch. So they finds a way into Japan (Area 11) and tells her about Lelouch. She, of course, whats to help her older brother. They are able to have her see, but not walk (yet) and after some training, they give her the "Lion-heat Knightmare Frame to use. Lelouch and C.C are to busy of the Black Knights and taking to Nixon to know. Do you like it?

(Nunnally is my favorite, and i think she needs a much bigger role in things, like in
Nightmare of Nunnally.)     
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mdc01957 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
I doubt the Brits would hand over any experimental Frame, or any Frame for that matter one someone they only have a general understanding on. More likely, they would put her under protection in Commonwealth territory…from which she would gradually but increasingly gain prominence as the "Righteous Face of Britannia."
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:iconhistoryman14:
Historyman14 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
I could go with that.
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:iconmdc01957:
mdc01957 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
She may end up being involved in affairs in London if not the royal family...
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:iconhistoryman14:
Historyman14 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014
I wounder, is the royal family of the UK and of the HBE related in anyway? 
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