A list of some of the notable people who lived in the timeline.
Adolf Hitler (1889-1971) was a Germanic-Roman artist, who made his name doing political paintings. Having attended the Roman Institution of Art, Hitler became well known for his landscape and building drawings, and was repeatedly commissioned by the Roman officials to do paintings. His crown jewel was believed to be his painting of the Roman Senate Hall, which is currently kept in the office of the Consul.
At one point in his life, Hitler was asked to do a painting of the Egyptian Throne Room, but he declined, reasoning that he could not do the detailed imagery shown on the pillars. Later in his life he went to say, "I wish I could do a painting like that, but I'm just not the right man for it".
Kamose Khare (1902-1974), referred to affectionately by some as "Cousin Ka", was businessman, and filmmaker, widely now regarded as the "Father of Modern Animation". He was the founder of the film company, Khare Studios.
Born on October 1, 1902, in Memphis, in Egypt Proper, he was the son of musician Ahmes Khare, and banker Takhat Khare. The younger of two twins, Kamose had an older twin sister named Nefret, and a younger brother named Setne. Kamose attended school in Memphis, and later Menes Imperial Academy, where he majored in literature. After graduating, he moved to Thebes at 22, where he got a job as a secretary to the editor of the Thebean Times. Unlike many of his peers, and his brother, Khare did not enlist in the Imperial Army during the First World War.
Khare was first exposed to film when he was sent to United Film Studios to arrange an interview with film director, Mushe Bachman. There, Khare's interest in film was awakened, and on the bus ride back to the Times, he drew two characters, Si, a falcon, and So, his snake rival.
He pitched the concept to United Films, but was rejected. Instead, Khare drew up a cartoon himself, depicting a comical version depicting Si and So in a contest. He used dialogue recorded by both him, and his friend (and later partner) Ammon Sapair, and released at the Thebean Film Festival in 1930, under the title "Si and So's Adventure". Though the film had mixed reception, it was fairly successful, particularly amongst Egyptian children. This gave Khare the boost he needed found his production company, and with Sapair, they jointly founded Khare Studios.
Though Sapair wanted to stick to short films, Khare advocated the concept of making a feature length animated film. He managed to convince Sapair of such, and the two began working on an adaptation of The Sleeping Lady (an Egyptian story that is this timeline's equivalent of Sleeping Beauty). They released it in 1933, and it was received with widespread acclaim, and was a major box office success.
Drawing on the success of The Sleeping Lady, Khare and Sapair continued their work, making animated films, creating films such as Sun Gold (the equivalent of Snow White) and Pinocchio (a Roman story in this timeline). In the year 1939, however, during work on Nefer's Adventures in Wonderland, Sapair passed, which inhibited, but did not stop film production. Khare Studio's next picture, a film consisting of a series of shorts called Music Road, including one depicting the original characters of Si and So, was dedicated to Sapair.
Persuaded to make a live action film, Khare looked to acquire the rights for the book Lady Mesmet, though he failed to acquire them. Instead, he petitioned to make a film based on The Sorcerer of Ere, which he did acquire the rights for. The musical, Sorcerer of Ere, was released in the Empire to widespread acclaim and was a box office hit, and is today still regarded as one of the great films of the industry.
Khare continued making animated films, until his retirement in 1950, though he re-entered the business two years later. One source describes him as saying, "I leave, who's going to make the sahlab?". Shortly afterwards, he commissioned the work of Khareland. Khare died at the age 72 on March 24, 1974, during surgery complications. After his death, he was entombed in Khareland.
Khare married Tuya Ahro, and together they had three children, two boys and one girl. Khare's eldest son, Setne Khare, went on to become a director in Khare Studios, and directed the film The Plains King (the equivalent of The Liong King). The patron god of the Khare family was Thoth, and a shrine to Thoth is still present in Khareland.
Martin Luther KingMartin Luther King Jr. (1929-2000), was an Egyptian politician, writer, and thinker. He was noted for his anti-imperialist papers, that were often published in the Thebean Times. However, he was a prominent proponent of the monarchy's power, and served as an advisor and confidant to Pharaoh Horemheb XII.
King had Ghanese heritage, his parents having emigrated from the Kingdom of Ghana before he was born. Growing up in Napata, in Nubian-Egypt, King displayed an early interest in politics, often attending town meetings with his parents. He graduated from high school with honors, and attended the Memphite Royal College, majoring in politics.
Upon graduating, King ran for being the representative of Napata for his district, which he won. After five years of service, he ran again for office, this time as the Nubian representative in the Council of Commoners, again winning the electing. He and his family lived in Sais during King's term as Representative, where King ran for reelection only once, winning again. King was an anti-imperialist, and was one of the chief proponents against Egypt's involvement in the Persian Civil War, reasoning that imperialism was damaging for foreign relations, and had a negative impact on the economy. However, King was also a supporter of the power of the Pharaoh, and called for more power, albeit small ones, to be given to him. After completing his second term, King, having earned the eye of the Pharaoh, was appointed to be one of the Pharaoh's domestic advisors.
After his retirement at the age 52, he became a writer, writing a book about his time in the Imperial Court entitled Me and His Majesty, which became a best seller, and is now often read in Egyptian schools. King later wrote another book, this one about imperialism called Talking and Taking, also read in schools. He regularly spoke at several universities, and served as a consultant on two movies and a television series based on politics. He maintained a friendship with the Imperial family, and was occasionally called to assist in the tutoring of the prince and princesses. King died at the age of 71, as a result of cancer.
Malcom X (1925-present) is an Egyptian film director, producer, and writer. He was considered to be one of the founders of the historical epic genre, and his methods of on-scene shooting revolutionized the film industry.
Malcolm X's father was a Ghanese immigrant, and his mother was an Egyptian from Egypt proper. He grew up in Ophir, where his parents owned a jewelry store. According to his friends, Malcolm X had always been a fan of films, and aspired to make his own. When he was 18, he decided to attend film school opposed to college, which strained his relationship with his parents slightly.
He worked briefly as a cameraman and assistant for United Film Studios (UFS), often with director Mushe Bachman on several of Bachman's films, including the film Moses. While working for Bachman, Malcolm X would sometimes travel to foreign nations to take pictures, from which sets would be built.
After leaving in the year 1954, Malcolm X wrote a script for a film about Pharaoh Sesostris III, and pitched it to UFS. The pitch was accepted, and he signed on to direct it himself. Malcolm X then pitched the concept of traveling to Nubia, where the film took place, and filming on location. Initially, the studio balked at the notion, but later agreed after Malcolm X found suitable funding.
While filming, Malcolm X had the film crew place fliers throughout nearby towns about extras for a film, which resulted in a turnout of nearly two thousand. Malcolm X was often on scene to direct, and would meet with actors individually to discuss plans. For the extras, he would often speak on a megaphone, or by radio. When the movie, entitled Nubia, was released, it received lukewarm reviews, but was a major hit in the box office.
Malcolm X would repeat the formula in future films he did, including one about about the Egyptian conquest of Madagascar (Malagasy), and about the building of the Sinai Canal (The Great Canal). When his film Nubia was remade, he served as a consultant. He later retired at the age 76, and currently lives with his wife in Ophir.
While Malcolm X's family was Christian, and he grew up in a Christian household, he is currently an atheist. In fact, one of his later films, The Lost God, was intended to be a commentary on modern religious beliefs.
Isoroku Takano (1884-1957) was a Japanese politician and daimyo, who served as Shogun of Japan from the year 1928 to 1933. His family, the Takano family, was a secondary family of a high ranked noble family, the Yamamotos. The Yamamoto family had been vocal advocates of Japanese involvement during the First World War, and were discredited afterwards, especially a failed attempt to become shogun by the Yamamoto daimyo. The Council of Daimyos stripped them of their titles, which were given to the Takano family, which Isoroku was the head of, granting him the title of daimyo. Two years after the end of the war, he ran for Shogun, and managed to secure a majority vote.
As Shogun, Takano sought to repair relations with other nations, especially with the Egyptian Empire. During his reign, he concluded the Treaty of Egyptian-Japanese Reconciliation with Pharaoh Sesostris IX. He attempted to reapproach the Chinese Empire, though he was turned down. Unfortunately, this damaged his reputation with the Council, causing the daimyos to view him as a weakling, and a coward. After his five year term concluded, he was voted out of office.
For the remainder of his political career, Takano continued to advocate more peaceful relations, though he earned little support, particularly as the more radical factions rose up. At one point, some members of the Council attempted to expel him, but it failed to go through. Takano passed away on August 3, 1957, and was succeeded by his son.
Mao Zedong, was a Chinese political theorist, and the co-founder, and second Secretary of the Chinese Republican Party. He was a vocal supporter of the power of the Council of Ministers, and for the reduction of the Emperor's power. Zedong served in the Chinese Council of Ministers for a period of time, where he became an advocate of abolishing the monarchy, and replacing it with a republic. However, his positions were unpopular, and he instead changed his position to instead just reducing the monarch's power. He, along with fellow councilman, Chiang Kai-Shek jointly created the Chinese Republic Party.
For the sake of making this easy to understand, and to make it more interesting, some OTL people will be present in this timeline, and will be identified with their original names, so it is easier to identify, and describe them. Doragon3 (talk) 22:03, October 6, 2014 (UTC)