Well, I've already managed to offend one person, it appears... I imagine this will offend a few more. Apologies to Sarah Palin and John McCain fans. But apocalyptic Christians with launch codes scare me.
A future timeline written in 2008 already alternate history, based loosely on Kratman's rather overrought recent piece of work...
(NOT to be taken too seriously)
70 years since President McCains invasion of Iran.
70 years since Second Iraqi Revolt.
69 years since the Siege of Quom
68 years since the Islamicist revolt in Pakistan.
68 years since the First Retaliation (using a liquid-gas filled tanker in San Francisco harbor).
68 years since the reinstatement of the draft.
67 years since President McCains re-election on the theyll kill us all if you dont platform.
65 years since Petraeuss declaration of light at the end of the tunnel in Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan.
65 years since the Second Retaliation vs. NY (using a small nuke gone missing from Pakistan) and President McCains heart attack.
65 years since the beginning of anti-Muslim pogroms in the US.
64 years since the beginning of special security measures in Europe vs. possible Islamic threats.
64 years since extension of military action to Pakistan, Hamas areas of Lebanon.
64 years since the Chinese finally get entirely fed up with N. Korea.
63 years since Islamicist revolt in Egypt.
63 years since The Last Stand in Islamabad
63 years since election of President Palin on the Ditto platform.
63 years since beginning of spread of Pakistan war to Indian border regions.
62 years since the largest scale curtailment of civil liberties since the Bush administration.
62 years since the extension of the war to Egypt, with Israeli help.
62 years since the testing of the first fusion reaction design to produce more power than it took in.
61 years since the Third Retaliation vs. Los Angeles, Washington, London, and Tel Aviv (nobody is entirely sure where the bombs came from).
61 years since President Palins and Netanyahus enactment of the kill them all and let God sort it out.
61 years since mass Muslim riots, unrest in Europe lead to the establishment of a joint policy of Emergency Control in France, Germany, the Netherlands. Mass violence against Muslims (and unfortunately similar-looking Sikhs and Hindus) in the UK.
60 years since the Renewed Caliphate was founded in a hotel half filled with mud and perfumed by the smell of thirty million corpses downriver from the former Aswan dam.
60 years since (in a more positive note) the success of the People Power Revolution and the restoration of genuine democracy in South Africa.
59 years since President Palin was assassinated by her own secret service guards after her stated intention of speeding the rapture by inflicting a first strike on Islamicist ally Russia.
59 years since the Great Expulsion of the Israeli Muslims and the Palestinians.
58 years since the beginning of the Boykin military interregnum and the temporary suspension of elections.
58 years after Harun Abdul-Wadud, in the midst of a speech at a forbidden public protest, unfortunately shouted theyre going to kill us all! just before a nervous special forces member who had just heard the kill bit shot him through the head.
58 years since the start of the New Wars of Religion in Europe.
57 years since the Turks invite visitors to their shiny new atomic bomb factory, and note how nice it is that none of their old allies had been silly enough to screw with _them_.
56 years since the Russian snaffling of the Ukraine.
55 years since the formation of the National Unity Party and the banning of the former Green, Socialist, Libertarian, Democratic, and Republican parties.
55 years since Japanese bioengineers win the Nobel Prize (awarded in Iceland for security reasons) for the development of Omni-weed, the bioengineered foodstuff that grows pretty anywhere with very little water or actual cultivation. Although it tastes like crap, it is later estimated to have saved close to a billion people from global-warming based famine.
54 years since the return to free elections in the US.
52 years since first official US complaint re Canada giving refuge to enemies of the US government (re, Americans who had made tracks north since Palins election).
49 years since the end of the New Wars of Religion and the Partition.
48 years since the US invasion of Canada.
47 years since the tanks refused to roll this time and the authority of the Chinese communist party collapsed.
46 years since the establishment of the New Chinese Republic
43 years since the development of gene-targeted drugs which will make AIDS a thing of the past within a generation.
41 years since the coming to power of the Orthodox Party of National Salvation in Russia.
40 years since analysis of the human genome gets to the point where gene therapy can induce minor physical modifications without unexpected results like several dozen fingers. Such procedures are rapidly banned outside of Japan, China, Sweden, and Brazil, where the hunt for the boob gene immediately goes into overdrive.
38 years since the reunion of Taiwan and China proper.
35 years since Palestinian forces defend Mecca and Medina from invading Caliphate forces.
30 years since the establishment of the Holy Order in Russia and the elimination of further elections as unnecessary.
29 years since the final breakdown of the EC and the formation of a new Latin-South American Catholic axis.
29 years since the French object strenuously to the implications of that term, noting that unlike the US, they still have more than one party to vote for, and if they favor Catholic immigrants, so what of it?
27 years since increasingly pushy Chinese nationalism leads to the founding of the Confederacy of Indochine.
22 years since the defeat of Caliphate forces at the battle of Nairobi by South African and Kenyan forces.
21 years since the end of the Period of Conquest for the Caliphate, beginning of the era of Consolidation.
19 years since the Japanese robots, androids, and very old people, along with illegal immigrants and the cat-girl fetishist genemods (the two segments of the Japanese population actually naturally reproducing themselves) decide to ally with Russia rather than becoming a US or Chinese satellite.
11 years since the Caliph in his daily message to the people suggests that perhaps, maybe, Allah wouldnt be entirely displeased if the whole defeat the infidels by out breeding them thing might be phased out: after all, they had recouped the losses from the Abomination of Desolation over 30 years ago, and the Caliphate was really getting a bit crowded.
2 years since President Quinby was assassinated for suggesting Isnt it time we started returning to some of the fundamental principles of our Founding Fathers? Such as the avoidance of foreign entanglements, and boy, arent things a mess in Occupied Mexico lately?