Go Back   Alternate History Discussion Board > Discussion > Alternate History Discussion: After 1900

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old January 8th, 2004, 04:22 AM
Beck Reilly Beck Reilly is offline
. . . . . . . . . . . . .
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Posts: 870
Exclamation Long Live the 'Kingfish'!

Huey Long, a known populist Democrat, wins the election of 1924 and becomes Governor of Louisiana four years early. In OTL, he lost this election. But, we have a younger more idealistic Huey Long as the governor. His entire political career is accelerated by four years. His reforms leave Louisiana in better shape than the rest of the nation when the Great Depression hits in 1928. Our younger Huey Long never becomes quite as authoritarian as he became in OTL. With the arrival of the stock market crash, Huey Long is seen as somewhat of a 'prophet' for building the structure to handle the crisis in Louisiana. He is nominated by the Democrats in 1932 over Franklin Roosevelt, who the public sees as a 'rich boy' and, thus, he is assured the election (no Republican was going to win that election no matter who the Democrats ran). He is in office in early 1933 and begins the same reforms he began in Louisiana throughout the entire nation. Remember that Huey Long was probably the LEAST racist of southern politicians...

What is America like today? Are the political parties different? Are there any more political parties? More important, what would the details of his Presidency be?
__________________
Thoughts?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old June 6th, 2004, 04:00 AM
Straha Straha is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Cthaco Bell
Posts: 1000 or more
Send a message via AIM to Straha Send a message via MSN to Straha
America becomes a social democracy on the model of scandanavia. With political liberalism havign a stronger basis than IUOTL social liberalism should follow. Without McCarthyism the 60's will be more of a peaceful time of social change than one of violent turbulance. The changes will become more accepted which emans no reaganites/religious right in the late 20th century.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old June 6th, 2004, 04:44 AM
cow defender cow defender is offline
Knight of Beef
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 671
Send a message via AIM to cow defender
i've always been a fan of the kingfish even with his authoritativeness. as for what the nation would be like...i can't really say. how did his policies differ from FDR's (whose main goal was appeasing the public while actively working FOR big business in the name of semi-socialism)? Do you know how he viewed the Socialists/communists in the country?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old June 6th, 2004, 04:50 AM
Straha Straha is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Cthaco Bell
Posts: 1000 or more
Send a message via AIM to Straha Send a message via MSN to Straha
hold on let me dig a TL out of the deep dephs of this board that has Huey Long as POTUS....
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 06:27 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.