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Liberty's Triumph: RDNA-verse by mdc01957 Liberty's Triumph: RDNA-verse by mdc01957
Here's another entry for the Free Nations from the RDNA-verse, this one from the perspective of the Republican-Democracies. (And slightly edited after belatedly seeing an error that shouldn't be there)

As a little bonus, there's also a little bit of a preview for a new flag for one of the Free Nations (i.e. Free China) placed there, as well as a hint on who played a larger role in this 'verse's American Revolution. Enjoy!

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"On Republican-Democracy:

Justice. Liberty. Solidarity. Progress. Fraternity. Such are the inalienable principles shared by that general group of Free Nations known as republican-democracies. Of these, four in particular stand out as the most prominent, exemplifying these virtues in the face of both their enemies and friends across the world. Taking pride in their achievements, they see themselves, rather than their “royalist” allies as the future and hope for humanity.

To be sure, notions of republicanism, vox populi and democracy itself are by no means new, whether it be in the agorae of Ancient Greece or what was once fiercely independent Switzerland. But for all the precedents, the pivotal moment came in what came to be known to historians as the War for Independence of the late 18th Century, from which emerged the American Federation. Despite humble beginnings and many hardships, including civil war and clashes with both Natives and New Austrians, it would rise to become one of the dominant Free Nations. Not long after, their counterparts in South America followed suit with the “liberation” of what is now Gran Patagonia from Spanish rule. While decidedly different in history and culture, they too carried common ideals and would rise to become a world power. Together, these countries proclaim themselves the Defenders of Democracy.

The remaining two, in contrast, are in many ways products of the Terror but none less in dignity. In Africa many colonist-settlers, natives and refugees suddenly found themselves detached from their now none-existent Home Countries to the mercy of Collectivists and Reactionaries. From this experience, the former Danish and Prussian remnants reformed themselves as the USLA in the 1930s, its vision of uniting the entire continent under the banner of freedom continues to this day. Around the same time, what remained of the Chinese Empire continued to survive on what little could be saved from the Red upheavals. With the old Imperial system all but destroyed, including the ruling dynasty, many turned to republican-minded officials and nobles. Combined with sheer perseverance and Japanese aid, the Free Chinese remain a progressive light in Asia, despite their predicament.

That is not to say that there are no problems besetting them. As elsewhere, the Reds are but the reflections of mounting fears and crises. Nonetheless, there is a strong belief that these can and have to be overcome. With their sense of moral superiority, determination and patriotic unity, they continue moving forward, refusing to let the Terror’s legacy overcome them. For them, the torch of liberty must endure, no matter the cost..."

- From The Modern History of the Free World: 1920-2020. 2023 Revised Edition.

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GibbleGarp Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
What happened to the rest of the world? I know this is from "The Modern History of the Free World:1920-2020.2023 Revised Edition", but I could honestly see the Europeans forming one massive union(Pro-Democratic), as with Australia, and nations surrounding it forming one Pro Democratic Union as well???
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mdc01957 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
Thing is, most of Europe here is under the Internationale.
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Assamite36 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011
"Under special pact"

Otherwise known as Kiku to Ume?
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mdc01957 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011
Pretty much. ;)

Though what do you mean by Ume?
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Assamite36 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011
Ume = plum flower, national flower of ROC. That's the name of the pairing on Pixiv.
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mdc01957 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011
Oh...my bad. Heh. XD

Either way, at least they still have each other. ;)
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Assamite36 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011
On the one hand, no SYS. OTOH... no YSK, no CKS, no 228, and certainly no White Terror! I hope Wan-chan is happy in this 'verse, but I'll wait for the flag profile to come out first. Not a fan of the white sun, but I liked the multi-ethnic striped ROC flag.

And Franklinton... well, I would've liked Jeffersonia better, but I hope Franklinton has actual representative rights as a full member of the federation!
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mdc01957 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011
For the last part, yes it has. :D

For the other part, thanks! Though this alt!Taiwan isn't as peachy...
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Assamite36 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011
So are you saying the warlords and the dictatorships are still there? D:
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mdc01957 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011
Sadly, yes. If it's not the Reds, you've got the Reactionary, who are technically Free Nations but have less than desirable methods to say the least...
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