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  1. WI no NDP surge in 2011 Canadian election

    What if the NDP did not get the surge in support they received in the 2011 Canadian election and the Liberals weren't forced into third place and the Bloc Quebecois did not lose most of its seats? I made these changes to the election results: Quebec; NDP -27%, Conservative +5%, Bloc +15%...
  2. What if the PCs did better in the 1993 Canadian election?

    The 1993 Canadian election is a pretty interesting AH topic given how volatile the political environment in Canada was and how there was much potential for different results, in particular the PCs winning or not doing as badly. As the PoD, let's have it that Jean Charest wins the PC leadership...
  3. WI 2010 midterms weren't as bad for Democrats?

    What if Democrats won all races they lost by 4% or less in 2010? I was making alternate results and this is what I got; 2010 Senate elections Harry Reid-Democratic: 53-4 Mitch McConnell-Republican: 45+4 Independent: 2_ 100 seats 51 for majority Illinois: Alexi Giannoulis(D) defeats Mark Kirk(R)...
  4. What if the PCs did better in the 1997 Canadian election?

    What if the Progressive Conservatives had done better in the 1997 Canadian election? Charest got a post-debate bounce and they polled as high as 25% in that election, though in the end got only 19% of the vote and given the inefficient distribution of their support this translated to only 20...
  5. What if Bill Weld ran against Ted Kennedy in 1994?

    What if Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld had run against Ted Kennedy in his 1994 Senate race, rather than Mitt Romney going against Kennedy and Weld running against John Kerry in 1996? This article suggests he would have had a better chance against Kennedy, though it was written before the...
  6. WI Robert Bork Confirmed To The Supreme Court

    What if Robert Bork had been confirmed to the US Supreme Court? It doesn't necessarily have to be in 1987-as I've heard that if Reagan nominated Bork to Rehnquist's seat and Scalia to Powell's seat, both could have been confirmed-though a PoD for Bork on the Court in 1987 would be fine too(would...
  7. Hoon-Hewitt Coup Succeeds

    What if the Hoon-Hewitt coup in January 2010 had succeeded in unseating Gordon Brown as Prime Minister and leader of the UK Labour Party? Most discussion on unseating Brown as Labour leader has focused on Purnell's resignation and 2008. Perhaps that's due to the impression as the time that the...
  8. WI Bob Rae wins Liberal leadership in 2006

    What if Bob Rae had been elected leader of the Liberal Party of Canada in 2006? What PoD would be needed for this to occur? If Rae won, how would he do as Liberal leader? What would be the impact on Canadian politics-and could he become Prime Minister? What if?
  9. WI McCain picked Lieberman for VP in 2008

    John McCain recently said he regrets not picking Joe Lieberman as his running mate in 2008. https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/congress/john-mccain-regrets-choosing-sarah-palin-as-2008-running-mate-over-joe-lieberman What if McCain went with his gut and picked Lieberman? How would...
  10. WI Labour-LibDem coalition formed after 2010 election

    What if, following the 2010 hung parliament result, Labour had formed a coalition government with the Liberal Democrats? This would require a 'rainbow coalition' to reach an overall majority. With Sinn Fein abstentions, 323 or maybe even slightly lower(after the Speaker and Deputy Speaker) would...
  11. WI The 2015 UK election ended in a hung parliament

    What if the 2015 UK election had ended up with a hung parliament, as it was supposed to? I did a 5% swing from the Tories to Labour, so the Tories win the popular vote by a margin of 1.48%. This actually produced surprisingly few seat changes compared to OTL, but still enough to make a...
  12. WI: No debates held in 2010 UK election

    What if the debates had not been held in the 2010 UK election? 2010 seems to have been the perfect storm where all 3 leaders saw it was in their interest to have a debate, yet it could easily have ended up with Brown deciding he would do badly in a debate or David Cameron deciding not to risk...
  13. WI Izetbegovic doesn't agree to Bosnia ceasefire in 1995

    What if in September 1995 Bosnian President Alija Izetbegovic hadn't agreed to a ceasefire in the war and allowing a peace settlement with the Dayton accord but instead tried to continue the Bosniak momentum following NATO's intervention and take the rest of Bosnia? In a few months the Serbs had...
  14. WI Germany Renews the Reinsurance Treaty with Russia

    What if the Reinsurance Treaty between Germany and Russia was renewed in 1890? The Reinsurance Treaty was a secret agreement in which both powers promised to remain neutral if the other was attacked by a third party. In The War That Ended Peace, the expiration of the treaty is described as a...
  15. WI Gerald Ford Did Not Pardon Richard Nixon

    What if Gerald Ford had not pardoned Richard Nixon after Watergate-and instead let Nixon face a trial? One possible effect of it would be to benefit the GOP in the 1974 midterms, in The Invisible Bridge by Rick Perlstein "A New Jersey lawmaker estimated that Republican candidates had gained...
  16. WI Winston Peters becomes Leader of the Opposition in 1996 NZ election

    In the 1996 NZ election, at a point in the campaign the Labour Party was poling around 16%, and faced losing its status as the second party to the Alliance or NZ First. However, with a strong performance in the election debates Labour leader Helen Clark overcame her previous unpopularity and...
  17. WI National won a majority in 2011 NZ election, NZ First didn't return to parliament

    What if the National Party had won a majority in the 2011 NZ election? Polling had shown them at around 51%, well on track for a majority, however when the voting occurred National, led at the time by John Key, fell just short and in a major upset NZ First, led by Winston Peters, did much better...
  18. What if Labour won a majority in the 2002 NZ election?

    What if the Labour Party had won a majority in the 2002 NZ election(link)? Polling at the time showed that Labour was at or above 50% of the vote, which even in a proportional MMP system would mean a majority of seats. However, a volatile campaign led to Labour in the end only getting 41.26% of...
  19. WI Republican win in 2006 midterms

    What if the Republican Party won the 2006 midterms and retained their congressional majorities? How could this be done-with any PoD after November 2, 2004. If you need a PoD earlier than that, don't cheat by making John Kerry President for instance(as that is a completely different scenario with...
  20. AHC: Clinton Administration Passes Healthcare Reform

    How could the Bill Clinton administration have passed healthcare reform in the 1990s? Bonus points if the PoD is after the 1992 US election and Clinton serves his OTL term as President. It doesn't have to be the OTL Hillarycare proposal or Hillarycare, but it does have to be major healthcare...
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