It's meant to be an analogue to the Philippines, where the Vice President is elected on a separate ballot; the incumbent is a (theoretical) Liberal, and for some reason Gabbard felt like the obvious choice.I think you might be pulling the "Tulsi Gabbard is a fake progressive" meme a little too far...
That is pretty cool, but I think you could have taken butterflies into account a bit more.Snip
The Hail, Britannia series sits about halfway between a Type II and Type III scenario on the Sliding Scale of Alternate History Plausability. I'm trying to follow my PODs through logically, but at the same time exploring scenarios with OTL individuals, though I do include fictional individuals when necessary.That is pretty cool, but I think you could have taken butterflies into account a bit more.
ITTL Capeland, as part of the British Empire, gains a much stronger attraction to settlers who IOTL might have gone to California or Texas - indeed Capeland took on much of the frontier reputation that was attached to the American Midwest IOTL; "a wild land full of savages waiting to be tamed".Also, how does this ALT-SA have 80-million people. The regions that have been added don't have 25-odd million people. Was there more immigration in this TL to push the population up to where it is?