AH Challenge: Strong Social Credit Party in USA

Discussion in 'Alternate History Discussion: After 1900' started by Justin, Aug 4, 2004.

  1. Justin Banned

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    During the great depression many Americans turned to the ideas of communism and socialism as a means to end the great depression. In the election of 1932, the combined vote for both the Socialists and communists was at 988,196.. FDR himself enacted many programs which came directly from the Socialist playbook.

    At the same time in Alberta, An answer to the Socialists and Communists came from the small but vocal Social Credit Party. It formed a majority government in 1935. Many western canadian and Quebec MPs sent to parliament as members of the Social credit party. Social Credit parties also popped up in Australia and New Zealand. However, there were no real Socred parties in the US.

    The challenge here is to establish a successful Social Credit party in the US no earlier than 1928.

    Info on Social credit can be found here.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_credit
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_Credit_Party_of_Canada
     
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    possible presidents of this TL the POD is both parties imploding and a leftist Progressive party and the Social Credit party emerging.

    POTUS Robert Heinlein either from 1977-1985 or 1981-1989
     
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    Unfortunately, the SoCreds have been, dare I say it, a Lacustrian regional political party, concentrated from Illinois to Saskatchewan.
     
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    1933-1945 Franklin Roosevelt(D)
    1945-1953 Harry Truman(D)
    1953-1961 Dwight Eisenhower(R)
    1961-1963 John F. Kennedy(D)
    1963-1969 Hubert Humphrey(D)
    1969-1974 Richard Nixon(R)
    1973-1977 Ronald Reagan(R)
    1977-1985 Jerry Brown(P)
    1985-1993 Robert Heinlein(SC)
    1993-2001 Dennis kuchnich(P)

    current political parties
    SC=Social credit
    P=Progressives

    now defunct parties
    Republican
    Democrat
     
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    or to make the list even weirder...

    1933-1945 Franklin Roosevelt(D)
    1945-1953 Harry Truman(D)
    1953-1961 Dwight Eisenhower(R)
    1961-1963 John F. Kennedy(D)
    1963-1969 Hubert Humphrey(D)
    1969-1977 Barry Goldwater
    1977-1985 Ted Kennedy(P)
    1985-1993 Robert Heinlein(SC)
    1993-2001 Micheal Dukakis(P)
    2001-2009 Clint Eastwood(SC)

    current political parties
    SC=Social credit
    P=Progressives
     
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