Charles, a few comments;
Possibly as part of a diplomatic gift from the British to the Americans to celebrate the Arrow Incident (the first time British and US military personnel are known to have fought alongside, rather than against one another, however unofficially); either that or the local version of the US was mad enough to declare war on Great Britain during the 20th century, reviving an old antipathy better left buried along with that hatchet under a gravestone dated 1812 (metaphorically-speaking).The Stone, being a creation of the End, rested in the crown of the Roman Emperors before moving to the Chinese then to the British and finally unto the Americans.
One might argue that - prior to the revival of a certain unfortunate Person of Mass Destruction - Earth 632 had found itself somewhere in the middle between Greenworld and E-92 insofar as the outcome of all this misfortune had played out; Bad, but on the whole it could have been EVEN WORSE (just look at E-92, which I keep feeling some impulse to rescue if only because as it's creators we seem to have done far too good a job of working it over).In its closest historical counterpart, the corporate forces of America seized control and created Earth-92 while a Titan warped everything else into Earth-Greenworld.
Does the name start with an 'S' and will it hopefully be put to an end with a massive purge?!?The revivalism of the faith also bore a sharp similarity to another cross-universal cult that, of course, no one on Earth-632 knew about.
One imagines that it ended up being more invested in SUPERHUMAN supremacy before The Sovius got bored with the opiate of the masses and decided to go cold-turkey.The Church of America was a nice remedy for the Great Depression, offering an exceptional white-power treatise that was flexible when it needed to be in order to provide the necessary troops and support to take over everyone's enemies.
By the end of the 1940s, the world was neatly divided between Joseph Stalin and President Pendleton's supremely vile philosophies.
PERSONAL philosophies, to be strictly accurate; there's nothing innately wrong with Marxism in theory, but in practice Stalin seems to have regarded idealism as something best left to sissies like Hitler and settled for The Politics of POWER (as most long-lived despots tend to).
One imagines President Pendleton as being slightly more congenial in person than Josef Stalin, but just about as warm-hearted (although I find it hard not to see him as a collection of the least attractive personal traits of Theodore Roosevelt and FDR, with a few extras).
The situation in the former Soviet Union was marginally better, though not much, so The Singularity attempted to alter time in order to fix things.
Would I be correct in deducing that The Singularity was a Soviet cosmonaut who actually had to travel back in time to try fixing history by joining The National Pledge?
Probably due to the nature of his existence as a fragment of a more powerful being turned into a psychic parasite 'Pendleton' was not actually bound to either a single body or to a single lifetime (making him at least partially immune to changes in The Timeline); one wonders how many such individuals are out there making Creation miserable as we speak?Pendleton survived every single change he made or was martyred and his values infected everything.
It seems to have been a very busy day!That day came when the Outrageous Order dueled with the Knights of the Abyss and the Black Arbitrators came for the head of Pendleton. The Usual Suspects and Swan King were there too, seeking to steal the Stone for themselves.
Pendleton, in fact, was nothing less than the Titan-Arbitrator Ravana and former War Chief of the Empire. A clone of the Emperor, Ravana was the template for all future generations of his genetic supermen.
I imagine that the first generation of his own 'progeny' swiftly became known as The Allfathers for reasons that should be readily deduced from their theoretical sterility and the material existence of Columbia (which argues either that they were NOT all reduced to shooting blanks in their private time or that Red Jade really IS a magician ... albeit one who exacts a high price for her services to imperious types looking to breed armies of supermen).
I imagine that he was much helped by the fact that his King-of-Kings had already started the job and half-finished it for him half the life-span of a universe ago.The Arbitrator, confronted with the ancient enemy of their kind and one of the few individuals to be labeled irredeemable by the Sealbreaker, harnessed the pure psychic power of his incorruptible spirit and against a being nearly as powerful as the Titans themselves, SOULKILLED him with a single blow.
One can imagine the consequences, but would prefer not to keep that sort of mental image lingering in my mind for very long.So she gave a simple command to the Sovius Empire that depended on her to power their tanks, starships, and warpgates.