Girl with a photo album,Russian Empire,Kazan
Girl with a photo album,Russian Empire,Kazan
wild fields (1400s-1552)–> zaporizhian sich (1552-1775)–> novorossiya governate (1775-1802)–> yekaterinoslav governate (1802-1917)–> makhnovshchina (1917-1921)–> ukrainian ssr (1921-1991)–> ukraine (1991-present)
brother, drive out power in yourself. never let it fascinate you or your brothers. a true collective life is not built with programs or with governments but with the freedom of mankind, with its creativity and its independence.
long live the ideal of universal human harmony, and man's fight towards it!
-- nestor makhno, 1920; the anarchist revolution
… it was over?
danila didn’t believe it at first. he’d been slipping a bullet into his rifle when he’d heard the news, that the russians had revolted against the tsar. if danila had done as much, well, that wouldn’t have surprised a soul—he was known for slipping his leash and saying no to orders regularly. but it had been his brother who had told the tsar no this time. and danila didn’t know what that meant. the war wasn’t over—europe was still on fire, but more importantly for him, from kyiv to galicia, ukrainian lands were still being exchanged like playing cards between russia and austria-hungary. but, his brother had told him to go and fight, because it was up to everyone to go and fight, after all. danila didn’t mind this in itself, because he was good at fighting wars. and though he didn’t entirely understand why he was fighting, well, maybe this war could deliver something brighter.
but it hadn’t. and now, his brother was resisting the order he’d given. so, did danila have to follow it? more importantly, if danila didn’t, would any officials come and reprimand him as before? danila took off his hat with the double-headed eagle and laid it down...
then, nothing happened. in fact, after the events of february, 1917, the order came from russia that there would be no more orders, because autocratic orders were archaic and had died with the empire: danylo could do as he pleased, write what he saw fit, and say whatever he wanted.
well, what did he want?
danylo wanted to be free. that was all he’d ever really wanted: to heed no orders, to have no superiors, to do as he saw fit without needing anyone’s approval. so, he decided he’d be free, then. for as much as he’d wanted it, danylo didn’t entirely know what freedom meant, but he remembered when he’d felt the freest. it was when he was small, when he jumped on a horse too big for him and brandished a sword too heavy for him. he’d wielded it against polish hussars, tatar raiders, and the russian tsars, then made a name for himself that way, all while the kyivans tsk tsked at the little boy from the beyond the rapids who had all the bravado and abandon of a stray cat.
he’d never been an ideologue. so, danylo was skeptical when he’d first heard about anarchist nestor makhno. he saw his name in bold letters on a leaflet printed on paper that still had the tsar’s face on the back, albeit with graffiti that had turned nicholas into the devil. he didn’t understand everything that he read there—the principles of anarchism, communism, or most of the isms, but he did understand a few of the lines in makhno’s summons:
let us rise in revolt, brethren! we shall cast down all thrones, we shall seize the gold and purple scepter, and pay no more honor to anything. long live freedom!
though makhno had written his poem in 1907, danylo had thought the same thing in 1471. and to him, it seemed like there was only one person on earth who was promising danylo what he wanted: limitless, boundless, unadulterated freedom. danylo didn’t necessarily consider himself an anarchist—he wouldn’t have called himself an anything-ist. nevertheless, while all of eastern and central europe seemed to be collapsing around ukraine, danylo jumped onto a tachanka, got behind a machine gun, and underneath a black flag. he was the free territory.
danylo burned his old cockades, hauled down symbols of authority wherever he saw them, and stuck out his tongue at any official who looked his way. he fought germans, austrians, hungarians, and poles; he fought the whites, reds, and the greens; he even fought fellow ukrainians when he found their program unjust. if he had a neighbor, odds were that they stared down the barrel of danylo’s gun at least once. the ramshackle little boy of five hundred years earlier would have certainly been proud of this display, a nation whose symbol was a thumb on the nose at any and all hierarchies.
and yet, at the end of the day, danylo did not sit so much as he collapsed, and that was only if he got the chance. after all, life had been one, long, continuous war since 1914, and in the modern world, the battle did not sleep at night anymore. in the modern world, if danylo even had a bed, it had likely been someone else’s first—someone whose war was over now. in the modern world, danylo had no friends, and if he didn’t hate his family, then they hated him, the little anarchist commune who got on everyone’s nerves. in the modern world, if danylo managed to find food, he probably wasn’t proud of the way he’d gotten it. the only thing makhno could provide were words, and while words can fill mouths, they can’t fill bellies. danylo didn’t remember the last time he wasn’t hungry or in pain or paranoid of who was behind him.
he didn’t understand—danylo had wanted this life. he’d remembered it so fondly—it had all seemed so delightful as a boy. after all, through centuries of romanticization, danylo could only remember the thrill and adventure of the past. he’d forgotten all the rest—the cold, the hunger, the uncertainty that came with a life at war. danylo had come into this world with nothing; he didn’t even have a name, because he’d been born a serf, so nobody had ever bothered to give him one. the moments he wasn’t fighting, he was running or hiding, never sure when he’d eat next, where he’d sleep next, or who would find him next. now, all over again, he had nothing. and all over again, he was scared, just like he’d been as a little boy in the days of the commonwealth.
but he’d forgotten that part. because history is equal parts myth and memory, isn’t it? danylo realized something then: not only was there no perfect future, but there was no perfect past, either. there had only been enough time for him to think up one for himself, because the alternative would have been too sad: danylo had thought he’d been free then, but he hadn’t been. he’d never been free, and he still wasn’t, even when his existence, supposedly, spoke to the spirit of freedom. he was the only one who recognized that freedom, nobody else did. but by this point, danylo was too exhausted to be free. he was too exhausted to even dream of it.
by the end of august, 1921, the red army had captured most of ukraine. on august 28th, nestor makhno, the man danylo had called батько, or father, fled the free territory. meanwhile, according to the borders delineated by the treaty of brest-litovsk in 1918, danylo and his sister constituted the newly formed ukrainian soviet socialist republic. in 1922, ukraine became one of the founding members of the union of soviet socialist republics. by 1925, nestor makhno had settled in paris.
danylo wondered how life was there.
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I took up the challenge of writing in depth headcanons for all the states, so here’s number 1/50
Biological parents are Russian Empire and Aleut
Russian Empire was mentally and emotionally abusive to Alaska
Russian Empire also would gaslight Alaska and vilified his mother, Aleut
Alaska still has nightmares about the things Russian Empire did to his mother's people.
Hates Russian Empire
Hawaii was the first US state he had met (in 1814), although it was before both of them knew they would become American states. This is because Russian America had three forts in Hawaii.
Russian Empire held Aleuts hostage so their families would gather seal furs for them. Since Alaska's mother was Aleut, Alaska was very conflicted on this, did not argue with his biological father
Alaska never liked arguing with Russian Empire, as he was slightly afraid of him.
Whenever Russian Empire wasn't around, Aleut would teach Alaska her language and culture, and apologize about how she couldn't get him away from his biological father.
Aleut wanted to get Alaska's nose pierced, but Russian Empire would not allow it. Aleut was able to do it later in secret, but after she and Alaska were separated, the piercing closed up. Alaska got his nose repierced after becoming American.
Alaska tried to argue against his biological father from enslaving his mother and her people, but he didn't listen, and tried to turn Alaska against his mom
Even though Catherine the Great tried to encourage Russians to coexist with the natives, Russian Empire was still trying to make Alaska anti-native
Aleut was badly injured and weakened by disease, and Russian Empire took advantage of this state to distance Alaska from her, and succeeded in making Alaska think she was dead in 1799
Russian Empire would often tell Alaska that he was not valuable, but his land was worth keeping
Russian Empire would teach Alaska that he had to kill others to enforce obedience, that killing the natives was an okay thing to do. He also said that taking native wives was good, so long as only Russian culture was passed down in families
Russian Empire expected obedience from Alaska and wanted him to be a perfect son, as he was the only child Russian Empire had.
When Britain and America began encroaching in Russian America territory, they treated Alaska with kindness, which was surprising to Alaska. After Alaska was told his mother died, he hadn't experienced much kindness
Russian Empire tried to cut Alaska off for foreigners in 1821, but that part of the charter failed, as Alaska was reliant on foreign trade ships for food. Russian Empire did ban his son from ever being able to meet with foreign countries in person
Alaska liked the missionaries in Russian America, as they were very kind towards the native people
Alaska still felt a connection with Alaskan Natives, despite Russian Empire's efforts to stamp it out.
Due to inadequacy in supplying the Russian American colony, Alaska was often starving, or not eating enough
Russian Empire took Alaska to the island of San Nicolas, and when negotiations with the Nicoleño failed and the Aleut they were with began to attack and kill the Nicoleño, Russian Empire encouraged Alaska to join and told him his mother would have been proud of him after Alaska participated.mRussian Empire called this family bonding. Alaska deeply regrets this, and even though he was manipulated into doing it, he still feels like it doesn't excuse his actions.
Became the Department of Alaska after the Alaskan Purchase
His flag changed October 18, 1867, during the transfer ceremony
He was overwhelmed by the states and how much they actually cared about him. Aside from Texas, who was upset over Alaska being larger than him and made up for that by calling the land useless
Was very sick often as the Department of Alaska and later as the District of Alaska because he was sparsely populated by people, especially because the Alaskan Natives were not his people
When he was the Department of Alaska he was run by the Army, then Treasury, then Navy, so he interacted with America the most out of the entire United States
When he became the District of Alaska he got his own government, which he was both excited and nervous to have, as he had never had much self government before
Never wanted to take any gold from the gold rush himself, as he knew letting others find the gold would be more beneficial to him
During the gold rush, California started talking to Alaska more, as Alaska once held land in their state, and they both have had gold rushes.
When commercial fishing expanded to the Aleutian Islands at the turn of the twentieth century, Alaska was reunited with his mother again. Aleut was happy about this, but Alaska was nervous and apprehensive, as Russian Empires had constantly vilified his mother, and Alaska was still conflicted on who he should believe.
Alaska then became the Alaska Territory in 1912, which gave him representation in Congress.
Alaska began socializing with the states more after becoming Alaska territory. This is also the time where he began to mentally heal from what Russian Empire did to him
Alaska was not interested in statehood until 1946.
The Jones Act (1920) made Alaska dependent on Washington, so those two states bonded over that and ended up becoming very close because of it.
After the aircraft made itself known as an effective way to travel and explore in Alaska, Alaska got his pilot's license.
Alaska fought alongside Aleut in taking back the Aleutian Islands from the Japanese in WW2. Alaska also protected Aleut from accusations that she was unable to handle hers in battle. This is when Alaska was finally able to fix his relationship with Aleut
Aleut forgave Alaska for what he had done because of Russian Empire, as she was aware that he was being manipulated and knew he was scared of disagreeing with Russian Empire
Alaska met his brother Soviet during Project Hulu. Alaska wanted to see if he could have a relationship with Soviet Union, as Alaska wanted to have some sort of closure with his biological father's family, but after the Cold War he refused to speak to any of his biological family on his dad's side.
When Alaska had an oil boom, it finally shut Texas up about Alaska being useless.
The Alaska Native tribal entities that are run by Aleut are Alaska's half- siblings
Alaska loves the wild and is a very free spirit
Alaska owns a dog sled team
Hates that Texas claims to be the biggest state
Closest to Washington state.
Alaska is the tallest state and is almost as tall as America
Alaska feels very anxious being around large groups of people
Alaska has a hard time recognizing his own emotions and when to deal with them.
Alaska doesn't like loud noises
Alaska still sometimes has panic attacks because of his trauma involving his childhood
It took Alaska a very long time to trust America, as he was confused by how America treated him, because it was very different than how Russian Empire treated him
Alaska can get overwhelmed by things easily