The real Second Cold War is the ongoing cold war between the USA, Russia, and China. Just like Black Ops got away with portraying several "highly-classified" and "covered-up" battles during the Cold War era, the more workable BOII articles on this wiki can be passed off as covered-up skirmishes between the US and Chinese special forces during this period of heightened tensions.
Hey! There might have been; some other users have controversially recategorized pages on this wiki to give people with moderate views "radical views" in their categories, and I'm sure that this page was one of them. I've edited the categories to remove the "communist" label, which I'm sure was added by a user with political biases. He was a democratic socialist, however, so I'll keep the "socialist" category in. Thanks for pointing this out; your help in keeping these biographies fair is very much appreciated!
Was Nkrumah a communist though? He sided frequently with the Soviet Union and China, associated with himself with Marxist organizations, was inspired by Marxist ideologists (Particularly the Trinidadian Pan-African communists CLR James and George Padmore) during his years of study, and implimented communistic governmental policies. Even got the Lenin Peace Prize.
He advocated for "African socialism" - a combination of black nationalism and socialism - which was inspired by Marxist internationalism, self-government, and pan-Africanism. He technically supported a democratic government and never attempted to make his party organization the real government of Ghana, so he was never a full communist; however, you're right in noticing that he was super pro-Soviet and pro-internationalist.
I always preferred the quieter approaches because I felt that Michael and Franklin - as level-headed individuals - would prefer not to engage in large-scale shootouts like Trevor would. I always hired the ones with the best stats and always hired Paige as the hacker, as she always succeeded.
Idk; I guess I’d have to experience it myself. Typically, what I do on this wiki is leave out the characters’ experiences until I experience them, as 90% of the non-historical content on here comes from my Steam gameplay experience and screenshots. I’ll make the edit if I ever come across that situation 👍🏼
Hey! Do you know how to take screenshots while watching movies? On many computers it's "fn+print screen"; that way, you can upload quality images for the articles. When making pages about non-historical characters, it's best to take quality screenshots from the actual movie or video game rather than just search up images on the internet. If you feel that you're able to take good screenshots and write good biographies (I haven't seen the movie, so I won't be able to help as much as I'd like to), feel free!
What are your thoughts on alternate history? Curious since you do have historical fiction works in this Wiki (GTA, Red Dead Redemption, Dynasty Warriors, etc.)
I also wanted to create some more articles, since I recently created the article on Trammel, Virginia and I'm actually originally from there. Some of the articles may be historical and others may be closer to historical fiction.
Hey! It's good to see a fellow Virginian on this wiki; I myself am from Richmond. I mostly add historical fiction content if it isn't too egregiously fictional; for instance, GTA and RDR represent a popular perception of crime in specific time periods, and they are - in a way - a statement of how life was in inner cities in the 1990s-2000s and in the West in the 1890s-1910s, respectively. However, I wouldn't add overly sci-fi alternate histories or histories with events which would drastically change how the world has evolved; I deleted most of the futuristic COD content for that reason, as this wiki - while not entirely factual - aims to present an accurate telling of world history with influences from historical fiction and pop culture.
Please feel free to add your own articles if you think they can "fit" into history (for example, RDR content can "fit" because of a lack of birth/death records and crime reports from the West, and because it encapsulates the spirit and historicity of an era; it may not have happened, but it "could have" happened). The page you've added so far is a great start; I was impressed by your ability to write a whole history of a town while maintaining perfect grammar and format! Essentially, if you can create articles with a historical or semi-historical basis, and preferably with images, feel free to express your creativity and your love for history on this website! Please let me know if you would like any help, or if you have some cool ideas that you'd like to share!
Excellent. I have plenty of ideas and alternate histories would be realistic and not affect the overall timeline too much.
I do have some ideas for pages I want to add, namely some of the people connected to Trammel and certain events like the Pittston Coal Strike of 1989-1990. As for photos, is it acceptable to use a "face claim" if an actual photo isn't available in a digital format?
For example, John Phillips (my great-grandfather) was a coal miner who belonged to one of the founding families of the town of Trammel, and he was both a UMWA member and a local activist for the Democratic Party. He died before I was born but I've seen old photographs
I'm asking because John looked a lot like the actor Caroll O'Connor and I may have to use a photgraph of the actor as a stand-in until I can find a way to get those old photos on a digital format
That could definitely work in the meantime; I look forward to hearing his story! A method I used in a similar situation was taking a "photo of a photo"; Andrew J. Lee was my stepfather's ancestor, and my uncle has A.J. Lee's photo and the letter to his family (which was sent after his death at South Mountain) at his home. If you ever find the old photos (or if you have them), even just taking a photo of them (with as little shadows or blur as possible) is a viable way to transfer the photo. I personally take photos with my phone, access "historica.fandom.com/wiki/Special:Images" from my phone, and add the photo manually. Good luck, and I look forward to your sharing his story and those of so many others!
Created a new article for the Wiki, the subject in question is my brother Nic Smith (I have his permission) since he is an activist and was a brief internet sensation who was interviewed by several news outlets and gave speeches in DC, making him notable. All the relatives mentioned by name in the article are either dead or me.
The picture is his real likeness, but it's taken from a news interview article he did in 2018
I actually read the VICE article about him! I just want to let you know, on a personal note, that I strongly sympathize with his campaign; my own father is in a similar situation in Wisconsin, earning slightly over what qualifies for welfare, but living almost paycheck-to-paycheck as a former CNA and as a laboratory driver. Of course, being in a similar situation, he shares many of your brother's views and desires for change, despite living in a region which, too, has traditionally been run by conservative elements. Please feel free to add your family's history to this website, as it is my goal to ensure that as many people's stories get told as we are allowed!
Excellent. I will be adding an article about myself, despite being a less public figure but I may use a face claim or an avatar I made for myself since I don't feel comfortable with using my own likeness right now. Nic was cool about his picture on there since he was already interviewed by VICE and he's been featured on YouTube before too.
An avatar (or even a sketch) might be preferable, as face claims might prevent me from making an article about the real figures (assuming that they're celebrities with known political views). Please feel free to share as much you like, and keep up your creativity!