Politics is war.
Uploaded on Oct 22, 2011
“Amerika” Miniseries, 1987 – 14.5 hours, in total.
playlist for the movie http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6B42A52B2363A16C
“Amerika” — suggesting a Russified name for the United States — is an American television miniseries that was broadcast in 1987 on ABC.
Entire miniseries available FREE on YouTube
“You had political freedom, but you lost your passion … How could we not win?”
Of interest, in the movie, the United States of America is depicted as fully
BALKANIZED, as follows:
The divided United States
In this fictional timeline, the United States Congress divided the United States into multiple “administrative areas” in 1988, one year after the Soviet takeover. These areas are intended to become separate nations, joined together in a new North American Union. A map shown onscreen reveals these administrative areas to be:
- California Special District: California, Nevada
- Western Semi-Autonomous: Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Utah, Wyoming
- Northwest: Oregon, Washington
- Southwest: Arizona, New Mexico
- North Central: Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin
- Central: Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska (this is Peter Bradford’s administrative area, and the territory which eventually becomes Heartland, with Omaha as its capital)
- South Central: Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas
- Southern: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi
- Mid-Atlantic: Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia
- Appalachia: Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia
- Ameritech: Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania (presumably named after the phone company that serviced these areas)
- Northeastern: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont
In addition to these areas, Washington, D.C. comprises its own National Administrative District, South Florida is described by a character as the “Space Zone,” and there is a passing reference to three “International Cities,” one of which is San Francisco. Alaska is mentioned as never having been pacified, requiring continued engagement by Soviet troops, and there are pockets of armed resistance in the Rocky Mountains and in West Virginia. There is no mention of what happened to Hawaii, or to U.S. territories such as Puerto Rico, Guam and American Samoa.
The flag of the occupation is the pale blue UN flag, with crossed American and Soviet flags superimposed on the sides. The American flag is shown without its stars, and this flag is displayed during the “Lincoln Week” ceremonies. The standard American flag is outlawed, although one scene shows a group of war veterans marching with the old American flag upside down, this being a distress signal. America’s national anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner,” also is outlawed, but this does not stop a group of citizens from singing it (haltingly at first) after the “Lincoln Week” parade.
Abraham Lincoln is included with Karl Marx and Vladimir Lenin in propaganda. One of the signature scenes in the film is a twenty-minute, dialogue-free depiction of the celebration of “Lincoln Week” (a holiday replacing the Fourth of July), with both Lincoln and Lenin displayed on red banners that were most likely intended to be striking and startling to television audiences of the time.
A new Pledge of Allegiance is given by “rehabilitated” political prisoners upon release from the American gulags. The oath states: “I pledge my allegiance to the flag of the community of American, Soviet, and United Nations of the World, and to the principle for which it stands – a nation, indivisible with others of the Earth, joined in peace, and justice for all.” While the prisoners are told that they are free to refuse to make this pledge, the circumstances under which the oath is administered suggest otherwise.(1)