Discussion in 'Alternate History Maps and Graphics' started by FancyHat, Mar 27, 2017.
It’s a good start but Brittany is looking a bit small.
I assure you, you don’t want to know.
Someone do a presidential election with this, bonus points if it involves Rand/Ron Paul or Jeb!.
Why stop at United Ireland when you can have two United Irelands?
Disclaimer: I have no idea what I'm doing here
(I would've tried to remake it in Worlda but I don't have a death wish)
Democratic Party (Mike Gravel / Marianne Williamson): 212 (won in House)
Republican Party (John Ellis "Jeb!" Bush / Joe Walsh): 140
Progressive Alliance (Kermit Roosevelt IV / Su Jia-chyuan): 100
Libertarian Party (Ron Paul / Vermin Supreme): 44
Constitution Party (Don Blankenship / Alexander E. Jones): 29
Fishthing (Igthyag "Flounder" Kllythath / Valentin Brlhoggog): 9
Worker's Party of Aroostook (Choe Hwi / Michael Michaud): 4
Spoiler: State Summaries (note: i didnt actually sit down and apportion these theyre probably way off)
Adirondackia: 10 PRO
Alabama: 11 REP
Arizoland: 13 DEM
Aroostook: 4 WPA
Big Shell: 3 LIB
Bonneville: 3 REP
Carolina: 7 REP
Dakotaria: 13 REP
Dayton Triangle: 9 DEM
Delta: 8 DEM
Douglass Commonwealth: 3 DEM
East Virginia: 8 DEM / 4 REP / 1 PRO (Districts split 6-4-1, +2 to the district count winner)
Erie: 4 FSH
Georgvia: 6 REP
Guycadia: 4 CON
Hiline: 3 REP
Holy Mountain: 5 FSH
Idaho: 4 REP
Interior California: 11 PRO
Iron Range: 10 PRO
Kansana: 7 REP
Kaskaskia: 13 REP
Laurel: 6 DEM
Lincoln: 12 DEM
Longconsin: 12 PRO
Louisiana: 9 REP
Maine: 3 PRO / 1 REP (Districts split 1-1, +2 to the statewide PV winner)
Massachusetts: 13 DEM
Michigan: 20 DEM
Mojave: 3 REP
Neutral Republic: 18 DEM
New Hampshire: 4 LIB
New Haven: 7 DEM
New Netherland: 31 DEM
Ohio: 15 REP
Oklahoma: 5 REP
Omaha: 7 REP / 2 DEM (Districts split 5-2, +2 to the statewide PV winner)
Outer Vegas: 5 LIB
Piedmont: 10 CON
Pine Coast: 15 PRO
Poconos: 11 DEM
Sequoyah: 5 DEM
South California: 46 DEM
Susquehanna: 8 REP
Taiwan: 25 PRO
Tennessee: 10 CON
Tezas: 32 LIB
Transmississippia: 21 REP
Þvomargt: 13 PRO
West Virginia: 5 CON
Spoiler: short write-up where i just typed whatever came to mind
The 2020 election was marked with major inter-faction struggles in most of the major parties. Incumbent president Evan McMullin (R-HM) was ineligible to run for a third term due to term limits established by the 30th Amendment, and while VP Mindy Finn (I-TX) was an early favorite for the nomination, she decided to not run. Florida governor Jeb! Bush, despite being one of the last candidates to enter in a field numbering in the 20s, won the nomination, albeit with some major backroom dealmaking. The Progressive Alliance was facing major defections amid its leadership crisis, maybe most critically from (former) Alaska senator Mike Gravel, who would end up winning the Democratic nomination against establishment frontrunner John Delaney. The Progressives themselves would end up nominating Kermit Roosevelt IV after 7 rounds of voting and backroom dealings of their own. The Libertarians, while mostly unified behind Ron Paul, nominated Vermin Supreme as the vice presidential candidate on a fluke, which strained party leaders already worried about the party's image, and the Constitution Party was similarly iffy about their nominated candidate's history with the mining industry.
These conflicts only served to make Fishthing and the WPA's nomination processes stand out even more for how smoothly they went. Flounder Kllythath remained popular among party members, and WPA chairman and Aroostook governor Choe Hwi experienced a boost in popularity nationwide due to increasing distrust in establishment candidates. Both Hwi and Kllythath ran unopposed for their nominations.
Gravel ended up winning a plurality of electoral college votes, the first time a Democratic candidate had done so since 1968. Conversely, the Progressive Alliance had one of the worst showings since their founding in 1912, both due to the exodus of members and voters for the Democratic Party, and from a potential spoiler effect from other candidates like Flounder Kllythath, Choe Hwi, and Green/Rainbow candidate Howie Hawkins (who wasn't able to win any electoral college votes). As no party won a majority of the Electoral College, the results were left to Congress, which voted to elect Gravel as the 49th President of the United States, and Williamson as the 52nd Vice President.
While Bush, Roosevelt, Paul, and Kllythath would concede with minimal incident, both the results of the election and the voting process within Congress were contested by individual Republican and Progressive politicians, as well as by the Constitution Party (though the latter wasn't that surprising, as the Constitution Party had a history of contesting elections). Recounts were held in states where the margin of victory was less than 3%, though no major tampering was found to have occurred.
How did admiral ackbar loose that bad?
The real question is how he managed to carry 2 states with nearly negative two million votes
Fish being able to vote has been a major issue ever since we decided to drain Lake Erie, and Erie, being a majority Fish state (and what I assumed Kllythath's home state was), have historically backed Fishthing in federal elections. I'm not sure how the negative votes happened, maybe somebody vandalized the article.
Also Holy Mountain just really likes Kllythath for some reason. idk why.
Fish prefer horizontal movement.
How to fix New England
One small correction: you accidentally labeled the lands annexed to New York as "Vermont" for some reason
Why isn’t Vermont supreme over all of New England?
EDIT: Actually why isn’t Vermin Supreme supreme over the entire universe?
I raise you this proposal (it's old and a transparent file, apologies.)
Nah, it has to do with the way fish votes are counted. Due to the laws of physics every 1/2 spin vote must, when cast, produce an equivalent antivote. This process is called "vote splitting". By excluding the fish votes, only fish antivotes were counted, explaining the situation. The best way of thinking of fish votes in a fish electoral system is to treat it like golf.
BEN NO I REFUSE I WILL NOT BE PART OF MASSACHUSETTS
China as a political compass
Authleft: People's Republic of Xinjiang, Mongolian People's Republic, Tuvan People's Republic. Each of them is part of the USSR in all but name, and they are slated to become ASSRs when the USSR gets around to integrating them. They are extremely underdeveloped, even in their capitals, and experience regular grain shortages. The capitals boast of their electricity, but there are frequent blackouts and brownouts as the electric grids cannot sustain the growing cities. The only thing of value the eastern People's Republics possess is their mineral resources and INDOMITABLE COLLECTIVE WORKERS' SPIRIT!
Libleft: Tibet. The theocracy in Tibet experiencied a socialist revolution in the 1930s, which the High Lamas co-opted after the reigning Dali Lama committed suicide. They found a successor that was suitable to the revolutionaries as a voice of the people. Now, Tibet officially has no government and most functions are executed on the village level. In practice, Lhasa remains a distant center to Tibetan politics, and the edicts of the Dali Lama are followed religiously by the village communes. Labour MPs from and Britain India visit Tibet on occasion, and describe it as a country made wise and tranquil by its enlightened rulers. They usually neglect to mention the abject poverty of over 90% of its citizens.
Authright: Great Qing. The Qing Dynasty was restored by the Japanese in areas they conquered from China in order to legitimize their rule. The present Qing court is a strange mixture of German-inspired Fascists, Japanese-inspired militarists, Manchu nationalists, and Han Chinese reactionaries. Within the court, the Kwantung Army serves as a sort of praetorian guard and sacks anyone who is too outspoken against the pro-Japanese faction. The Ma Clique swore loyalty to Puyi to protect themselves from Communist invasion, partly because the RoC government in Nanjing was too far away. In practice, the Ma Clique is a tributary state.
Libright: Republic of China (Nanjing). The coast is highly westernized, and just about everything can be bought and sold in Shanghai or Nanjing. Further inland, the southeast is a warlord infested nightmare where the local warlords treat their domains as their personal property and act more as wargamers and kings than as generals and civil servants. The RoC proper is a democracy of sorts, but the KMT is the only major party that is not actively suppressed. In the warlord held territory, the warlords maintain an "If electricity and running water are so great, why don't you move to Xinjing" sort of policy.
Centrism: Republic of China (Changzhi). Shanxi occupies a strange position, where the local warlord tries to maintain a militaristic but defensively-oriented government and play the RoC and Qing off each other to get economic and diplomatic support from both. It is a refuge for dissidents from both states, and as a result has a prominent socialist party.
Edited for typo.
Interesting concept, but there are 2 liblefts
Separate names with a comma.