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Imagine what would be, if history had occurred a bit differently. Who says it didn't, somewhere? These fictional news items explore that possibility. Written by Alternate Historian
Editor says, what if America had responded to the Great Depression the same way that we are dealing .. or rather NOT dealing .. with our own Great Recession now? Jackie Rose muses .. and this time, she sees no happy ending in sight. Please note that the opinions expressed in this post do not necessarily reflect the views of the author(s). This article is part of the Happy Endings thread.
It is 1933,and the newly-elected President Franklin Roosevelt is planning to fight the Great Depression with the New Deal.
Unhappy Ending FDR goes over the Fiscal CliffThe problem is .. not all of Congress is fighting on his side. The Democrats enthusiastically endorse his programs to get Americans working again, even at the taxpayers' expense ... while most Republicans refuse to let the taxes be raised.
With chances for a recovery dimming every day, many Americans turn, in their desperation, to extremist programs imported from abroad. The American Nazi "brown shirts" and American Communist "red shirts" are soon fighting in the streets, both sure that they are America's only hope.
In addition to the New Deal, the newspapers soon coin another phrase .. the Fiscal Cliff. And everyone knows that the country is rapidly falling to the bottom. An installment from the Happy Endings thread.