This is an alternate timeline of when the shapeshifting monster, The Rauschmonstrum, revealed himself in the 1950's to be the true creator of Christianity. The Rauschmonstrum's transformation into a public figure had a major impact on the history of the world.
1957- Dwight D. Eisenhower is inaugurated for his second term as President of the United States. The Rauschmonstrum’s book Jesus & Me is released.
1958- Jesus & Me reaches the top of the New York Times Bestseller list.
1959- The Rauschmonstrum has his first public interview, appearing on the ABC program The Mike Wallace Interview. It is the most watched program in television history up to that point.
1960- John F. Kennedy is elected the 35th President of the United States, defeating incumbent Vice President Richard Nixon in a close contest.
1963- President Kennedy resigns on November 22nd after stories of his affairs with several Hollywood actresses are reported on by the press. He is replaced by Vice President Lyndon Baines Johnson. The Rauschmonstrum’s book The Old Testament & Me is released in December of that year.
1964- The United States escalates its involvement in the Vietnam War after the Gulf of Tonkin incident. President Johnson is elected to a second term after defeating Republican nominee, evangelist William Graham Jr.
1967- Self-identifying Christians are shown to have declined 25% from ten years earlier.
1968- Republican Governor Nelson Rockefeller defeats Democratic nominee Senator Eugene McCarthy to be elected the 37th President of the United States.
1972- President Rockefeller defeats Senator Edmund Muskie to win re-election.
1973- The Vietnam War is brought to an end with the signing of the Paris Peace Accords.
1975- The Rauschmonstrum founds a technology company, RauschSoft, along with media theorist Professor Marshall McLuhan and software developer Bill Gates.
1976- New York Senator Robert F. Kennedy is elected President after defeating former Governor of California Ronald Reagan in the general election.
1979- RauschSoft becomes the largest company in the world by market cap, shortly after the release of their new computer, the RauschCube.
1980- Robert Kennedy is re-elected president in a landslide against Republican George HW Bush.
1984- Republican Bob Dole defeats Democrat Ted Kennedy for the presidency.
1987- The Rauschmonstrum founds RauschSearch, an internet search engine company.
1988- In a stunning upset, novelist Norman Mailer defeats incumbent President Bob Dole to be elected the 40th President of the United States. The Rauschmonstrum is awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his book Foreign Policy, Adventurers, and Sex.
1991- The Soviet Union dissolves, thereby ending the Cold War.
1992- After President Mailer declines to run for a second term. Former California Governor Jerry Brown defeats actor Clint Eastwood to be elected the 41st President of the United States.
1993- The percentage of people identifying as religious drop below ten percent worldwide.
1996- President Brown is re-elected in a landslide over Republican challenger Dan Quayle of Indiana.
1998- The film adaptation of Jesus & Me is released to rave reviews. It goes on to be the highest grossing movie of all time, and win the Academy Award for Best Picture.
2000- Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich is elected President in a close election over California Governor Warren Beatty.
2001- RauschSearch overtakes RauschSoft for the largest company market cap in the world. Shortly after this, the Rauschmonstrum resigns his positions from both companies, and sells all his stock in both as well.
2004- President Gingrich wins re-election easily over Massachusetts Senator John Kerry.
2008- Illinois Senator Barack Obama is elected the 43rd President of the United States in a landslide victory over Republican John McCain.
2010- Flying cars are legalized in the United States and immediately become popular.
2012- President Obama wins re-election over New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.
2014- The Rauschmonstrum is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his role in wiping out poverty in Africa.
2016- Businessman Donald J. Trump is elected President of the United States in an upset over sitting Vice President Joe Biden. Later on in December, the Rauschmonstrum announces his intention to go into isolation from humanity.
Presidents of the United States
- 1953-1961: Dwight Eisenhower (Republican)
- 1961-1963: John F. Kennedy (Democrat)
- 1963-1969: Lyndon B. Johnson (Democrat)
- 1969-1977: Nelson Rockefeller (Republican)
- 1977-1985: Robert F. Kennedy (Democrat)
- 1985-1989: Bob Dole (Republican)
- 1989-1993: Norman Mailer (Democrat)
- 1993-2001: Edmund G. "Jerry" Brown (Democrat)
- 2001-2009: Newt Gingrich (Republican)
- 2009-2017: Barack Obama (Democrat)
- 2017-Present: Donald J. Trump (Republican)