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

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  1. Turquoise Blue Dangerously Inconsistent Donor

    Sep 5, 2010
    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.


    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.
  2. Glide08 Caution: Quality Definitely Varies.

    Nnnoice! Did Ireland pledge allegicance to the Warsaw Pact ITTL?
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  3. wolfram Donor

    Dec 5, 2010
    Houston, Texas
    Great infobox and write-up!
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  4. lord caedus New Deal Is Best Deal Donor

    Oct 31, 2008
    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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  5. Riley Uhr Currently Fangirling over Jacinda Adern

    Jul 26, 2016
    Narnia,New Zealand
    What about New York? or Massachusets? or Antigua and Barbuda? (canadian new york would be hillarious)
  6. lord caedus New Deal Is Best Deal Donor

    Oct 31, 2008
    If Super!Canada isn't going to get Ohio, why would you think it would get some random island in the Caribbean?
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  7. Riley Uhr Currently Fangirling over Jacinda Adern

    Jul 26, 2016
    Narnia,New Zealand
    That's exactly what they want to do right now

    I got the island wrong but you see what I meant
  8. MaskedPickle Well-Known Member

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    A little preview from my 1914 timeline...
  9. Blind Well-Known Member

    Sep 18, 2014
    Recently, I am having a problem with editing the image in source on Chrome. Anyone else have this same problem?
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  10. Jonathan Corbynite with fire in heart & food in belly

    Nov 30, 2013
    South London, England, United Kingdom
    Historians have questioned whether Eisenhower's cabinet proved him to be a supporter of segregation or the smartest liberal, taking strong willed Dixiecrats away from their platform and placing them into controlled government positions where they were able to be kept an eye on.

    Either way the members were never elected to any other office. However after, 2 years, 7 months, 16 days in office, Dwight Eisenhower, would suffer a heart attack that would make him, the eight president, to die in office, leaving Vice President, Lyndon B. Johnson, to assume the highest office in the land.

    List of Presidents of
    1933-1945: Franklin D. Roosevelt
    1945-1949: Harry S. Truman (Democratic)
    1949-1953: Robert Taft (Republican)
    1953-1955: Dwight Eisenhower (Democratic)
    1955-1965: Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic)

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  11. Gonzo [Insert witty statement]

    I already expressed how much I like this box to you in a PM, but I thought it is quite funny that of all areas of for him to represent in the Dail he represents the Irish equivalent of Surrey. :p
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  12. Oryxslayer Electoral Calculator

    Apr 25, 2017
    Your wikibox still says Eisenhower is a Republican.
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  13. Jonathan Corbynite with fire in heart & food in belly

    Nov 30, 2013
    South London, England, United Kingdom
    Dam it
    Will change it tonight. Knew I'd forget something.
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  14. HowAboutThisForAName Call me Isaac

    Jan 9, 2016
    I made my first wikibox! This is part of a reboot of my -basically stillborn- future TL regarding a war for independence in my home state of Tasmania.

    This wikibox details the Tasmanian diaspora in the East African Union, born from the defeat of the Tasmanian separatists in the 'First Orange Revolution' in the 2050s. A large proportion of these revolutionaries were of Kenyan and South Sudanese descent (though there were also large numbers of Anglos, Chinese and Burmese, including the then leader of the revolution Charlie Buchanan), and so the East African Union felt responsible for their refuge from the Australian government.
    There is a minor mistake in that the percentage of languages actually adds up to 102%, but I'll put that down to people professing two languages as their first language.

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  15. Archimedes Well-Known Member

    Jan 15, 2013
    Wow! This seriously needs a full TL.[/QUOTE]
  16. Glide08 Caution: Quality Definitely Varies.

    Bizzaropedia revisits its roots and dabbles into conspiracy territory...


    ...but in a unverse where corporations steal people's identities or turn them into Supersoldier McZombies openly, the Plain ol' "Illuminati" or "High-Ranking Government officials being lizardpeople in secret" just won't do.

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  17. Grayhoof85 is clearing the static in her mind

    Jan 10, 2017
    Cloudsdale, Equestrian Kingdom
    You’ve done it again, Glide.
  18. C2sg AH enthusiast from Singapore

    (inspired by hcallega's 'The Presidency of John F Kennedy')

    John F. Kennedy (Democratic)

    35th President of the United States

    January 20, 1961 – January 20, 1969

    …following the near-death experience that he escaped in Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963, President Kennedy set out to define his legacy, placing a civil rights bill and War on Poverty on his New Frontier agenda.

    As election year 1964 began, Vice President Lyndon Johnson was forced to resign in January amidst a Senate investigation into his financial dealings as Senator in the 1950s, a dramatic fall from grace despite his reputation as formerly one of the most powerful men in the country as Senate Majority Leader.

    Kennedy's goal of a tax cut in exchange for promising a budget not to exceed $100 billion in 1965 was met, and Revenue Act of 1964 emerged from Congress and was signed on February 26, 1964.

    Efforts to pass a civil rights bill in Congress in July 1964 failed narrowly to a filibuster despite heavy congressional efforts led by Democratic Senate leaders Mike Mansfield, Hubert Humphrey and the Republican leader, Everett Dirksen to pass the bill. This gave President Kennedy much momentum from civil rights leaders including Martin Luther King, Jr, convincing them that civil rights would have a better chance of success in his second term as opposed to his Republican rival in the general election, conservative Senator Barry Goldwater.

    After Kennedy decisively defeated Alabama segregationist Governor George Wallace in the Democratic primaries, Kennedy selected outgoing North Carolina Governor Terry Sanford as his running mate at the Democratic Convention.

    Despite private fears within the Kennedy campaign that Goldwater would have an opening to beat the President with an appeal to white working class voters in the North and seeing little chance of holding the Southern Democratic base over “states rights”, events in October took place. The ousting of Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev by Leonid Brezhnev, China's first ever atomic bomb test, gave the Kennedy campaign new momentum, arguing that Goldwater was too volatile and extreme to be President amidst an unstable world.

    On November 3, 1964, John F. Kennedy, presiding over a booming economy and widely considered to have successes in foreign policy was re-elected in a 36-state landslide and 407 electoral votes.

    Kennedy/Sanford - 56.1%, 407 electoral votes
    Goldwater/Morton - 43.5%, 131 electoral votes

    However, the Democrats lost Senate seats in:

    California (George Murphy defeated Alan Cranston, 53.3%-46.7%),

    Nevada (Paul Laxalt defeated Howard Cannon, 53.8-46.2),

    Ohio (Robert A Taft Jr defeated Stephen Young, 54.8-45.2) [1],

    Oklahoma (Bud Wilkinson defeated Fred Harris, 56-44),

    Wisconsin (Wilbur Renk defeated William Proxmire, 50.4-49.5) [2]

    Tennessee (special election, Class 2: Howard Baker defeated Ross Bass, 50.7-48.8)

    and Wyoming (John Wold defeated Gale McGee, 50.6-49.4)

    Democrat gains:

    Maryland (Joseph Tydings defeated James Glenn Beall)

    New Mexico (Joseph Montoya defeated Edwin Mechem)

    Other Senate races of note:

    New York (R hold):

    Kenneth Keating (R) – 48.5%

    Samuel Stratton (D) – 48.4%

    Tennessee (D hold):

    Albert Gore (D) – 50.3%

    Dan Kuykendall (R) – 49.7%

    Texas (D hold):

    Ralph Yarborough (D) – 51.8%

    George Herbert Walker Bush (R) – 48.2%

    (Yarborough attacked Bush as a carpetbagger and a conservative to the right of Goldwater)

    89th United States Congress (1965-1967)

    US Senate:

    Democratic Party – 61 (-3)

    Republican Party – 39 (+3)

    US House of Representatives:

    Democratic Party – 263 (+5)

    Republican Party – 172 (-5)

    1. John Glenn does not fall in the bathtub and campaigns for the Ohio Democratic Senate nomination, only to be defeated by Young in the Senate primary. Robert A Taft enters the Senate six years early.
    2. Without the coattails of Johnson in OTL 1964, Wisconsin Republican candidate Wilbur Renk campaigned as a moderate and distanced himself from Goldwater. He successfully defeated William Proxmire but Proxmire would defeat him in a rematch in 1970.

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  19. Queen Edward II³-(IV+II²) Trigger-Happy Beerbarian

    May 8, 2013
    Großherzogtum Ruhrgebiet
    Oh, God forgive me.

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  20. Grayhoof85 is clearing the static in her mind

    Jan 10, 2017
    Cloudsdale, Equestrian Kingdom
    Oh… my God. XD
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