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This article is about the city in Pennsylvania. See also Philadelphia, Mississippi

Philadelphia Montage by Jleon 0310-1-
Philadelphia is the largest city in Pennsylvania. It is colloquially referred to as "Philly", and known as "The City of Brotherly Love".

During part of the 18th century, the city was the first capital and most populous city of the United States. At that time, it eclipsed Boston and New York City in political and social importance, with Benjamin Franklin taking a large role in Philadelphia's rise. The city was the geographic center of the 18th century thinking and activity that gave birth to the American Revolution and subsequent American democracy and independence. Both the Declaration of Independence (1776) and the Constitution (1787) were signed in Philadelphia.

Philadelphia is a major commercial, educational, and cultural center for the nation.

Philadelphia in A Different Flesh Edit

Philadelphia was the capital of the Federated Commonwealths of America.

Philadelphia in The Hot WarEdit

Philadelphia was spared by sheer luck during the wave of Soviet atomic bombings on American East Coast cities such as Boston, New York, and Washington, DC in May 1952.[1] The Tupolev-4 which was to have attacked it, clipped something tall while flying low, and crashed in a field five miles west of New Egypt, New Jersey, killing all 11 crewmen.[2]

This article is a stub because the work is part of a larger, as-of-yet incomplete series.

Philadelphia in In the Presence of Mine EnemiesEdit

Philadelphia, along with Washington, DC was one of two American cities destroyed by German atomic bombs during the Third World War.

The remains of the Liberty Bell was excavated from the radioactive ruins of the city by expendable American prisoners, and was brought to the German capital, Berlin, where it was kept behind thick leaded glass in the Soldier's Hall.[3]

Philadelphia in Joe SteeleEdit

The Republican Party held their national convention in Philadelphia in 1940. They nominated Wendell Willkie to run against incumbent President Joe Steele. Many voters, such as Charlie Sullivan, wondered why the GOP even bothered.[4]

Philadelphia in "News From the Front"Edit

Philadelphia was the site of Dennis Pulaski's protest against American involvement in World War II.

Philadelphia in Southern Victory Edit

Philadelphia fell to the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia in 1862 following the Battle of Camp Hill. This campaign convinced Britain and France to recognize the Confederate States, forcing the Union to surrender in the War of Secession.

In the Second Mexican War, President James G. Blaine ordered the evacuation of the government to Philadelphia following the bombardment of Washington, DC. Philadelphia would remain the de facto capital of the US from 1881 on, and would serve as a military bulwark against Confederate aggression.

In the Great War, the Army of Northern Virginia once again advanced on Philadelphia, but was beaten back well short of the city. During the Second Great War the city suffered numerous bombing raids coinciding with Operation Blackbeard including one that killed US President Al Smith in 1942.

In 1944, a Confederate-made superbomb was detonated within the city's limits. Exploding on the outskirts of the city, west of the Schuylkill River, the city's government buildings were not affected.

Philadelphia's football team was the Philadelphia Barrels. Lou Gehrig was their star player in the 1930s.

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Philadelphia in 1913, a year before the Great War.

Philadelphia in The Two GeorgesEdit

Philadelphia was a duchy in Pennsylvania, North American Union. Around 1945, the Duke of Philadelphia's daughter was kidnapped. Along with the theft of The Two Georges on 15 June 1995, it was one of the most high profile crimes in NAU history.[5]

Philadelphia in The War That Came EarlyEdit

Peggy Druce hailed from Philadelphia. After returning to the United States from Europe in 1940, Druce, now galvanized against Germany and the USA's continued insistence on neutrality in the Second World War, Druce became active with the Democratic Party, participating in, and even organizing, a number of efforts to support President Franklin D. Roosevelt.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Fallout, p. 390.
  2. Ibid., p. 398-399.
  3. In the Presence of Mine Enemies, chapter 1.
  4. Joe Steele.
  5. The Two Georges, p. 127. HC.
  6. See, e.g., The Big Switch, pg 336, HC.

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