Alternate Wikipedia Infoboxes IV (Do not post Current Politics Here)

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  1. Oppo O'Malleymania Donor

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    After the terrorists attacks killing President Moscone, Vice President Moss, and Speaker Stevenson, President pro tempore Max Rafferty took office. A senior Green Shirt from California, Rafferty was one of the most right-wing members of the Social Credit caucus. Rafferty began to implement an Owsley-like authoritarian system, claiming that the attack was caused by communists and African-Americans. Plans for integration of public schools were immediately halted, media was quickly taken over by the government, and more and more Democratic politicians found themselves expelled from Congress. However, the greatest thing that would impact the regime would be the cancellation of the 1984 presidential election. Rafferty would almost immediately walk back from this after losing support from the international community and business oligarchs. However the election would be held under intense monitoring and voting restrictions, with only rich whites able to vote. The Democrats seemed to be headed to nominating Alabama Senator Howell Heflin, who had refrained from any criticism of Rafferty. However, former California Congressman (being almost immediately expelled) Ron Dellums would win with support from jailed oligarchs Larry Flynt and Hugh Hefner along with the Socialist Party (having been an entryist group for the Democrats since the 1940s). The SoCreds would be in a battle between Rafferty and former Senate Majority Leader (and two-time nominee) Evan Mecham. However, Mecham got practically no support at the convention with 99.4% of delegates supporting Rafferty. Finally, Antifa War veteran and former Duesenberg CEO Robert McNamara would run as the candidate of the “Unity Party” and would be quickly endorsed by the minor Republicans (which only had support in Maine, Vermont, and with Mormons).

    The election was always expected to be a win for Rafferty, but it would be destroyed by an effort from the FLQ. Led by union organizer Gilles Duceppe, the FLQ would use contacts in intelligence like John Kerry, Danforth Quayle, and George Ramos to get information about Rafferty’s efforts. Most importantly, they successfully and secretly (only three people knew until the 2010s) kidnapped General Alexander Haig. The information would be revealed to the public by hacking into news outlets, and the FLQ would then work with black nationalists to storm voting booths on Election Day. The plan succeeded, with people surrounding polling booths demanding that they be able to vote. At 10:00 am, Rafferty officially surrendered and opened polls. The ensuing result would be a landslide for McNamara, with only high minority/safe Democratic regions voting for Dellums. Rafferty’s vote would almost exclusively come from those regions under control of General Bo Gritz, who defied Rafferty’s orders. The election would result in the end of the Second Reign of Tyranny, with the 2024 election of President Invictus starting the third.

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  2. JwEX Andrew Gillum 2018?

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  3. herricks If you know what I mean

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  4. Osk Eu set di la Oskaña

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  5. lord caedus Blue Wave Rising Donor

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    Next up in the X-in-Canada series, it's New Hampshire.

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    The 2017 New Hampshire general election was the 50th general election since that province joined the Confederation. The Progressive Conservative (PC) government under Premier John E. Sununu went into the election hoping to win a fourth consecutive majority government, having previously won the 2008, 2011 and 2014 contests. Sununu, whose father had also been a premier of New Hampshire, had seen his popularity begin to wane during the life of the last parliament, even has he retained high marks for standing up for New Hampshire's interests to both Prime Ministers Harper and Trudeau.

    The opposition Liberals had been energized by the federal party's strong showing in the province in 2015 and were the beneficiary of the receding support of the New Democratic Party (NDP) among New Hampshire voters, especially in the western part of the province that had been the party's stronghold. New Liberal leader Steve Marchand had managed to both capitalize on growing weariness of the Progressive Conservatives at the expense of the NDP owing to the lackluster performance of NDP leader Anthony Pollina and hammer Sununu over the government's problems with rail spending and the handling of striking communications workers in late 2015 and early 2016.

    Sununu managed to keep the PCs competitive as it neared election season in early 2017, but the Liberal's election program was tuned perfectly to the provincial electorate; it promised to keep some PC tax policies and even go farther in some to be favorable to businesses, but raised taxes in other places to focus on shoring up other provincial program budgets. Despite NDP and PC supporters pointing to the seeming incoherence in the budget's priorities, it was popular and helped push the Liberals into a strong lead that they never relinquished. The party won a four-seat majority on a large popular vote plurality, hurt by the NDP's high margins in the western mountains.

    The New Hampshire Legislative Council is the upper house in the General Court (legislature) of New Hampshire. The only remaining provincial upper house, the General Court is yet another remnant of New Hampshire's unique history and status as being the only former American state (actually two—New Hampshire and Vermont) to be a province in Canada, alongside the province's three-year electoral cycle and use of town meetings as a form of direct democracy (something that is shared with Maine and nearby American states like Massachusetts and Connecticut). Members of the Legislative Council (or MLCs) are appointed by the provincial lieutenant governor on the advice of the premier, sitting until they reach the age of 70. The Legislative Council's constitutional role is similar to the federal Senate, serving as the chamber of "sober second thought" and able to reject or modify bills sent from the Legislative Assembly. Despite similar criticisms of the federal Senate being leveled against the Legislative Council, support for abolishing the Legislative Council is low among New Hampshirites and of the provinces' political parties, only the NDP supports its abolition.

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    • The "Prevost" in Pollina's riding is the former Prevost County, which IOTL is Washington County, Vermont.
    • The backstory I'm thinking for the absorption of OTL New Hampshire and Vermont to Canada is that the British-Canadian forces did much better in the War of 1812's St. Lawrence campaign and occupied Vermont and parts of New Hampshire and New York. The British kept Vermont ITTL's Treaty of Ghent and traded the places they occupied in upstate New York for the remaining unoccupied areas of New Hampshire.
    • This is the first ATL province in this universe that has affected TTL's list of American presidents directly. The sole OTL president from this province, Franklin Pierce, obviously grew up a Canadian/British subject ITTL, but two of his OTL eventual successors are rendered ineligible to be president by this province's inclusion. Both Chester Arthur and Calvin Coolidge were born in Vermont to parents who would either be Canadians ITTL or were first-generation immigrants without citizenship (Arthur's father was from Ireland), so would not be eligible for the presidency (or vice presidency, since both ascended to the presidency from that office) due to the natural born citizen clause.

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  6. Kerguelen Prime Specimen

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    A Wikibox Inspired by @Gonzo's Vignette

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    The year 1956 was an odd year for the nation of America. Former President Dewey's defeat at the hands of Senate Majority Whip, Lyndon B. Johnson was a massive disappointment for those yearning for a new era of rebirth and Republicanism. Despite President Johnson's numerous scandals concerning cronyism, bribery, and some involving giggly interns, none of these allegations were backed by substantial evidence allowing him to score yet another term. As the years went by, his two terms as President were finally over leaving the seat to the Oval Office wide open.

    Eager to respark the Republican Resurgence, senators, governors, and businessmen across the country threw their hats into the ring seeking the top job in America. However, only one of them would be left standing. Connecticut senator Prescott Sheldon Bush was seen by many as the man who would pave the road for a better America. His heritage which included businessmen, abolitionists, and generals who made the Bush name well known across the nation boosting his reputation. Unlike Dewey, who was a cautious supporter of civil rights, he labeled himself as a firebrand egalitarian who supported projects such as the Negro College fund since 1951. Much like Governor Rockefeller, he was well known for his liberal ideology which increased the nation's role in environmental protection, transportation, civil rights, and healthcare.

    However, in the farlands of the Arizonan state, a challenger approached senator Bush. He was a man who seemed to be the complete opposite of Bush supporting morality, conservatism, law, and order. His name was Barry Goldwater. Critical of Bush's lax stance on abortion and foreign policy, he made waves across the south and the west who cheered him as he arrived on stage. However, when the primaries came, the state of South Carolina was lost to Bushmania in a massive disappointment. Many Americans would blame this on the Nutmegger's multiple smear campaigns which labeled Goldwater as a dangerous warmonger who had no concern for the American people. Eventually, Bush would pick a Washington insider west of the Mississippi to finish the ticket.

    The Democratic Primaries were not quite the quagmire the Republican Primaries were. After Tennessee senator and Johnson cabinet member Al Gore defeated New Jersey governor Robert B. Meyner, he would find himself forced to pick a running mate. He would chose a Michigan governor that would help the party branch out into the rust belt and win over the populist Republicans. Unlike Bush, Gore was a skeptic of racial integration and a strong supporter of expanding the fight against communism. However, he came off as rather droning and monotonous in his many speeches across the nation.

    When the election finally came, the two nominees held nothing back. Gore criticized Bush for his opposition to international intervention and his lax views on nation building. Bush then responded by criticizing Gore for being impractical when it came for foreign policy by quoting multiple instances where he supported nuclear warfare during the Korean War. Several of Bush's men were worried that the south would slip through their fingers a bit too easily losing the electoral vote. Meanwhile, Gore's aides were worried that his lack of charisma and charm would cause him to lose the popular vote to Senator Bush. Upset with both of the nominees, a conservative third-party candidate, Indiana Senator William E. Jenner stepped into the race. He would ally himself with the southern segregationists and the isolationist Republicans to fight against the godless communist conspiracy that polluted the youth of America. Finally, it was election day.

    The nail biting election saw Gore taking crucial swing states such as California, Ohio, and Michigan. Bush however, swung back taking the rest of the Rust Belt and winning the wild west . As always, the northeast transformed itself into a sea of red and the south was a sea of blue. But in that deep, dark, blue sea, an island of red emerged from the chaos. The state of Florida officially went to Connecticut senator Prescott S. Bush. Some say it was because of the Senator's quick response to Hurricane Greta. Others say that it was because of Jenner's vote splitting. Either way, the Republican Rebirth had finally triumphed.

    President Bush took the oath of office in front of the nation and slowly walked up the grand steps of the White House. Congressmen applaud, Americans cheer, Johnson and Gore exchange disappointed glances and go back to their jobs. Somewhere in New York City, a bespectacled man watches a truck park next to the Empire State Building. The people do not know what is inside the vehicle except for him. Slowly, Malcolm X walks away towards a New Tomorrow.
     
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  7. Oppo O'Malleymania Donor

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  8. Turquoise Blue Dangerously Tibby! Donor

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    How big is this Canada again? And you should totally try a federal election in this Canada.
     
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    I want you to remember that nothing you are about to see actually happened. The real events may or may not correspond to this data file and are subject to change at any time. By viewing this image, you waive your right to reproduce.

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  10. CanadianTory Sporadically Here

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    Awesome work @lord caedus! So far that's three Liberal governments, two Progressive Conservative and New Democratic governments, and a single Social Credit regime.
     
  11. lord caedus Blue Wave Rising Donor

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    If my calculations are correct, still not quite the size of Russia.

    Once I finish the great Mapleschluss, I plan on it.

    This relatively even-handed balance of provincial governments so far is just lulling readers into a false sense of security for when I make Hawaii-in-Canada have a Parti Hawaïen government.

    No, I'm not doing a Hawaii-in-Canada, and especially not a French-speaking one.
     
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  12. Turquoise Blue Dangerously Tibby! Donor

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    Pooh, it would have been an interesting thing to do.
     
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  13. magicmikey I'm a Weicker Liker

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    I thought since Wyoming would be in Canada that we'd get a Canadian Dick Cheney. But then I saw he was born in Lincoln, Nebraska.

    Then again, Canada does get Owen Brewster :biggrin:
     
  14. Excelsior Time's arrow marches forward

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  15. lord caedus Blue Wave Rising Donor

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    Eh, it didn't fit with the backstory I'd created for why Canada is so much bigger ITTL.
     
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    Will we see an Ohio-in-Canada?
     
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  17. Turquoise Blue Dangerously Tibby! Donor

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    Warning, this is from someone who doesn't know that much of Irish politics circa the 1960s and only did this because the whole Irish stamp controversy and it being the anniversary of Che's death gave me an idea to do a quick little fun "Taoiseach Che" infobox. Apologises to any Irish and otherwise people who thinks I butchered it all up.

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    Ernest Raphael "Ernie" Guevera Lynch was Taoiseach of Ireland for most of the Sixties. Even now, the Irish Democratic Labour Party look to him as their hero, their inspiration. He was the one who made the sixties socialist. But who was this left-wing hero who shook the once-conservative Ireland and ushered it into a new world and was tragically slew before he was forty?

    Born in Dún Laoghaire to Argentines Ernesto Guevera Lynch and Celia de la Serna y Llosa which for unknown reasons decided to move to Ireland, the land of Ernesto Lynch's ancestors. Ernest would be born in Dún Laoghaire in 1928 and would prove a passionate and restless child that led his father to compare him to their Irish ancestors who he associated with rebellion against the Crown.

    An educated child, he was deeply interested in poetry and literature, leading him to do well in school and ultimately end up a rather intellectual man. Increasingly drawn to the ideas of socialism, he became a passionate left-wing speaker by his twenties, and in the 1951 election, he was picked as the Labour candidate for the rather conservative Dún Laoghaire and Rathdown electorate, one of the youngest candidates that election. Surprisingly, he managed to get in on the third count, the third of three TDs.

    His passionate speeches on socialism, inequality, class struggle and labour rights at once unnerved the conservative establishment of Fine Gael and Fianna Fail, as well as more moderate elements of his own party, while electrifying the grassroots. In 1960, William Norton stepped down and with the help of Brendan Corish, another figure on the left of the party, Lynch won the leadership at the age of thirty-two. In the Fifties, Fine Gael struggled to hold on to power between 1951 and 1957 [with Labour as a coalition partner], before Fianna Fail surged to win a new majority in the 1957 election. By 1961, the economy was in recession, Fianna Fail's reputation was in the toilet and FG under James Dillon struggled to gain a lead.

    Enter Lynch and his Labour Party. Adopting a bizzarely-onerous campaign schedule, he used his passionate charisma to convince many thousands to vote for the Labour Party, including many first-time voters. Once all the counting was finished, it was devastatingly clear, Labour was first, Fine Gael was second, and Fianna Fail was an unprecedented third. Promptly entering in a coalition with Fine Gael, Clann na Poblachta and Clann na Talmhan, he ushered in Ireland's first Labour government. One that many doubted would last, especially with Fine Gael second-in-command for the first time.

    The "Red Star" of Ireland would prove them all wrong as he successfully weaved his left-wing partners with Fine Gael's intransigent nature on certain issues. With Fianna Fail recovering under Charlie Haughey, the party most pinched was Fine Gael. When Liam Cosgrave was elected their new leader after Dillon resigned, he announced that FG was to withdraw and call for a new election in 1965 [mostly posturing as election time was up anyway] and it turned out a disaster for them as Labour gained seats and votes while FF became the second party. Entering in a coalition with Clann na Poblacht and Clann na Talmhan excluding Cosgrave's FG, Lynch now could go ahead with further policies that was once hampered by FG's refusal to support them.

    In the end, the Red Star brought Ireland into a new era but he had to shatter a few omelettes to do so, including the splitting of the "Progressive Labour Party" in 1966 that reduced his majority to a minority. A year later, with FG and FF seeking to undermine Lynch's government, he announced a snap election hoping to bring his majority back. While campaigning for a Labour candidate in Kerry North, in the town of Tralee, he was unexpectedly shot by a man who was convinced he was the Antichrist came to drag Ireland into "diabolic socialism". His deputy leader Brendan Corish would be hastily appointed Taoiseach and the election campaign suspended. Labour gained seats and could enter in a comfortable majority with Clann na Poblachta and Clann na Talmhan. The following election in 1971 would see Corish lead Labour to third place as the "Lynch magic" wore off and the two traditional parties fought to keep Labour from surging again.

    The "Red Star" would be buried in his home-town of Dún Laoghaire. For more than thirty years, Labour [and its successor Democratic Labour] had no other Taoiseach but Lynch and Corish, up until the 2001 election [held under the shadow of a banking collapse] which allowed DLP leader Francis Ross to form a coalition of his own. Lynch's impact cannot be underestimated, for before him Ireland was a conservative society and he dragged it into the "Socialist Sixties". His rather-aggressive stance on Northern Ireland disquieted many of his fellow Labour members especially on the right of the party, but appealed to his coalition partners Clann na Poblachta and inched Labour closer to Irish republicanism, something they would fully incorporate with the merging with Democratic Left to form Democratic Labour.
     
  18. Glide08 Draggin' till the end

    Nnnoice! Did Ireland pledge allegicance to the Warsaw Pact ITTL?
     
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  19. Wolfram Fair to middlin' Donor

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    Great infobox and write-up!
     
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  20. lord caedus Blue Wave Rising Donor

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    No. New Hampshire and Vermont are the only states that were in the Union by the War of 1812 that will be included in Super!Canada.
     
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