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

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That's pretty nice.
Yeah, remember that Avatar Aang is the one controlling Hitler's body. So Hitlerism closely resembles Aang's philosophical ideas prior to his death and reincarnation as Avatar Korra. However, he has moved away from pacifism after seeing how violent Earth was.
 
Yeah, remember that Avatar Aang is the one controlling Hitler's body. So Hitlerism closely resembles Aang's philosophical ideas prior to his death and reincarnation as Avatar Korra. However, he has moved away from pacifism after seeing how violent Earth was.
It's not like his own planet is very peaceful.
 
It's not like his own planet is very peaceful.
Yeah, and once he realized he was inhabiting the effective body of Earth's RL Fire Lord Sozin (or did Sozin kill more people than Hitler?), he decided to do his best to pilot a peaceful and right solution.
 
(or did Sozin kill more people than Hitler?)
That depends, do you hold by the ludicrous theory that the entire Avatar world is smaller than Australia, the even more ludicrous theory that Ba Sing Se is the size of Australia, or do you take the reasonable approach?
 
I'd say that the Avatar World is about the size of our world, with the Earth Kingdom covering roughly the land-area of modern Eurasia.
 
I posted this back on the third thread, page 344:


In November 1970, Rafael Bienvenido Cruz died in a car accident. His widow, Eleanor Wilson, then gave birth to their son while staying in Delaware. To honor her husband she named the child Bienvenido Rafael Cruz, nicknamed “Ben” for short. Three years later, Eleanor remarried to American academic Peter Carson (1938-2018). Ben Cruz’s last name was legally changed to Carson shortly afterwards. Ben Carson grew up to become a US Senator in 2012 and a candidate for President in 2016. In early 2015, another Ben Carson, this one a conservative neurosurgeon, endorsed Senator Carson for President instead of running himself, saying “one Carson is enough.”

But if you thought THAT was trippy…
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BY ANY OTHER NAME
The 2016 presidential election saw several candidates run. The following four were among the most talked-about:

Donna Trump was born into the world of business in the form of a conservative family headed by a determined businessman. On October 10, 1947, small-time businessman Hugh Rodham of Illinois was severely injured in a car accident. Sixteen days later, his wife, Dorothy Howell, gave birth to a daughter, whom she named Donna, after the nurse that saved her husband’s life at the crash site. Due to her father’s injuries, Donna Rodham often spent time helping her father run his textile business, becoming an expert in business. In 1968, Donna married William Trump (1923-1999), USCG hero and the namesake of the USCGC William Trump. In late 1971, shortly after Donna Rodham Trump turned 24, Hugh Rodham retired from actively running his textile business, passing over control to his more capable daughter. From there, Donna renamed the business “The Rodham-Trump Organization,” or “RTO,” and expanded development and influence into sales and marketing, retail, and property management. By 1989, Donna, by then known as Donna Trump, was a multi-millionaire; she was dubbed “The Queen of Chicago,” the headquarters of her multimillion-dollar empire. After suffering through scandal and business losses in the 1990s, she briefly ran for President in 2000, but dropped out in January upon the death of her husband in December, along with some gaffes and some conflicts with the Reform Party. In 2004, though, Donna, now nicknamed “Don” or “The Don,” returned to fame (and increased her wealth) by creating a TV series called “Trump’s Billions,” which was a success. She remarried in 2005. In 2015, Donna Trump, still sporting her iconic “female gym teacher”/“I’d like to speak to the manager”-like short hairstyle, announced her run for President, running on a populist and nationalist platform focusing on renegotiating America’s trade deals, increasing the development of American businesses and jobs, and enforcing stricter immigration laws.



Hilary Clinton, on the other hand, was born into unexpected poverty. On April 5, 1946, wealthy New York businessman Frederick “Fred” Trump died in a fire that burned to the ground the headquarters of the Trump Organization, his family business. On June 14, 1946, his widow, Mary Anne McLeod Trump, gave birth to their son; on a whim, she named him after Hilary Knight (b. 1926), a writer and illustrator she had recently acquainted. With Mary Anne having recovered emotionally but not financially from the tragedy, she remarried to “a handsome, hell-raising, twice-divorced man from Hot Springs Arkansas,” a car salesman named Roger Clinton. Hilary later described his stepfather as“tough, firm, angry, and mean, but fair,” though his alcoholism was a cited reason for Hilary “caring about and supporting families throughout [his] entire career.” In 1962, while visiting Oakland, CA, Hilary met Native-American Wilma Pearl Mankiller; after marrying in 1964, Wilma starting using the nickname “Billie.” It was during the height of the anti-war protests that Billie and Hilary Clinton found their passion for politics. In the 1970s, Wilma went from activist to Congresswoman. Billie Clinton was elected Governor of California in 1986 and 1990, and America’s first female and first Native American President in 1992. However, her administration was marred by scandal, giving her the nickname “Slick Willie,” in which First Gentleman Hilary Clinton was accused of misusing funds to finance several extramarital affairs. However, Hilary Clinton redeemed himself by being elected to the US Senate from California in 2004, defeating incumbent Sonny Bono. After then serving as the US Secretary of State from 2009 to 2013, Hilary announced his run for President in 2015. He was strongly endorsed by controversial rapper Biggy-Squared (b. William Blythe III) and ran as the establishment figure, but also on the idea of becoming America’s first completely bald President. However, Clinton consistently had to deal with scandals ranging from sexual harassment allegations to misuse of his Twitter account while serving as Secretary of State.



The one candidate that everyone expected to be the Republican nominee, only to end up not winning a single primary, was the brother of a former President, and that man was former Governor Jeb Bush. The family name was originally Sanders, but the father, Eli Sanders, changed their name and religion in 1941, fearing the Jewish prosecution occurring overseas could possibly occur in the United States. He changed their last name to Bush after baseball player Owen Joseph "Donie" Bush (1887-1972), of whom Eli was a fan. Furthermore, Eli and his wife Dorothy named their first son George Washington Sanders (later changed to Bush, b. 1934) after George Washington, and their second son Joseph Eli Bush (b. 1941) after the same baseball player. The Bush brothers also hailed from New York originally, but after their parents died in 1959 and 1962, they relocated to Texas for a change in scenery. That is where Jeb’s older brother, George, struck it rich in the oil business in 1971. It was also here that Joseph received the nickname Jeb, a composition of his initials (J. E. B.). Despite the brothers’ business suffering after 1982, they retained a very large amount of wealth. After working in the Rumsfeld Administration (1989-1993) as an economic advisor from 1989 to early 1990, George decided to run for Governor, being elected in 1994 and again in 1998; in 2000, he was elected President. Jeb, meanwhile, served as Governor of Florida for eight years. However, upon running for President in 2015, he was criticized by Donna Trump for being too “low energy” and by others for being a crony-capitalist and an establishment candidate whom would only help the rich get richer (accusations that his brother also faced in 2000 and 2004) – his tanned skin and perfectly-styled hair only supported these suggestions.



Bernie Sanders, however, was the opposite of low energy – he started a grassroots progressive movement within the Democratic Party led by millennials and minorities. Ironically, Bernard Ellis Sanders was born into a rich family in 1953. His birth name was Bernard Ellis Bush, and his first name came from famous playwright George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), as his mother, Barbara Bush, read some of Shaw’s writings while pregnant with Bernie. However, Bernie’s outlook on life changed abruptly at the age of 18, when he was drafted into the US Army to fight in Vietnam. Despite being a former Congressman, his father was unable to get him out of it. Bernie was shocked and traumatized by the battlefield, especially after stumbling upon a destroyed village full of “dead or dying children and old people” in late 1971. After being honorably discharged in 1972, Bernie moved to Vermont for a change of scenery. It was here that Bernie fell into the “hippie” crowd, tried marijuana for the first time, and ultimately met the love of his life. She was a “flower child,” or more specifically, a college dropout whom had been sleeping in a tent when he first met her at a concert. She was called Sundrop Sanders, and soon, in 1973, Bernie adopted her last name to prove how much he loved her. They married later that year. After that, Sanders worked as a liberal newspaper columnist until being elected mayor of Burlington (while his father strongly disagreed with his son’s lifestyle, he was nevertheless very proud of him being elected mayor, and without any help from his old man, either). After that, followed by a career in Congress (like his father), then the US Senate, Sanders ran for President of the United States in 2016, and in doing so became the face of the progressive wing of the Democratic Party.



So, list of US Presidents here:
1981-1989: Ronald Reagan (VP: Rumsfeld, because butterflies)
1989-1993: Donald Rumsfeld (VP: Dole, meaning Dukakis picked Glenn over Bentsen)
1993-2001: Wilma Mankiller Clinton, a.k.a. Billie Clinton, or “Bill” Clinton (VP: Gore, because why not?)
2001-2009: George W. Bush (that’s George Washington Bush, thank you very much!; VP: Danforth)
2009-2017: Barack Obama (because Obama is immune to butterflies!; VP: Biden)
2017-->: Donna Trump (well, at least she’s President here…; VP: Pence)

12/31/16 EDIT: Added a 2016 election infobox (that, admittedly, barely needed to be altered from OTL's 2016), just because:

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Please don’t hate me, this was just an exercise in imagination…​
 
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So in an effort to give us a bit of a break from US-related boxes, elections or otherwise, let us return to the world of Hail, Britannia. A short update this time, but based on something @Turquoise Blue said to me about keeping TTL's Britain in the EU, not a particularly feasible idea (IMHO) but it gave rise to this so hey ho:

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The Common Travel Area (CTA) is an open borders area composed of 7 Commonwealth states – the United Kingdom, California, Texas, Cuba, the Nordic Federation, Accra, and Hawai'i – that have officially abolished passport and any other type of border control at their mutual borders. The area mostly functions as a single country for international travel purposes with a common visa policy, and allows citizens of the CTA countries to travel and reside in another CTA country (excluding Greenland, Svalbard, Sierra Leone and the British overseas territories and crown dependencies) without any travel documentation (e.g. a passport or national identity card) or a residence permit.

The CTA was first established in 1923 between the United Kingdom, Texas, and California, at a time when systematic passport and immigration controls were becoming standard at international frontiers. The latter two nations had both been British protectorates prior to the First World War, and British immigration law meant that Texan and Californian nationals were not treated as "foreign" citizens. All three governments were receptive to continuing with the status quo and an agreement was signed in February 1923 in the Texan-Louisiana border town of Texarkana by representatives of the three nations, establishing that each side would enforce the other's immigration decisions, gradually abolish border checks at their common borders, allow residents in border areas freedom to cross borders away from fixed checkpoints and harmonise their respective visa policies.

In 1941 the Kingdom of Cuba became the first nation after the original three to join the CTA, after the Anglo-Texan intervention in the Spanish Caribbean (1940-1941) led to Cuban independence from the Kingdom of Spain-in-Exile. The Floridian government pushed for the admission of Cuba to formalise the de facto open borders policy that had existed between Florida and Cuba since the 1900s. The next nation to join was the Nordic Federation, then known as the Nordic Council, which joined the CTA, the Commonwealth of Nations and the Commonwealth Economic Community (CEC) in 1953, the same year the Council was founded. The State of Accra, a Commonwealth realm in West Africa, and the Kingdom of Hawai'i both joined the CTA upon their independence from the British, in 1957 and 1959 respectively, as citizens of both countries had enjoyed a favourable immigration status under UK law within the British Empire prior to independence.

The CTA has a reciprocal agreement with the European Union's Schengen Area, although neither organisation is formally a member of the other, whereby visa applications between the two open border areas have been simplified and streamlined, law enforcement agencies cooperate on immigration and border security, and for all intents and purposes the Schengen Area is treated as an extension of the CTA, and vice versa. When combined together the Schengen–CTA forms an open border area across 35% of the planet's inhabited surface with over 1 billion people.

With a total land area of nearly 44 million square kilometres and a population of 550 million, the CTA is the largest international open borders area in the world by area and population. Recent talks with the Capeland government have raised the possibility of that country joining the organisation in the near future, and commentators have described the CTA as the heart of the CEC, although the CTA is not part of the Commonwealth of Nations.


Border Restrictions:
Greenland and Svalbard are part of the Nordic Federation but remain outside of the CTA, and both have open borders with all Nordic countries, and allow Nordic citizens to enter, settle and work without requiring a passport or permit. However this is not extended to citizens of other CTA countries, who require valid travel documentation (such as a passport or a national identity card) and permits to enter and work in both Greenland and Svalbard. Furthermore, as citizens of a Nordic country, those from Svalbard and Greenland are permitted to reside in any other Nordic or CTA country.

A similar situation exists in the British overseas territories and crown dependencies, where all foreign nationals (excluding British citizens) require valid travel documents and permits to enter and work in the territories. But as British Overseas citizens, inhabitants of the overseas territories and crown dependencies are permitted to reside in the United Kingdom or any other CTA country.

Sierra Leone became a British Home Nation in 2002, having been an independent state from 1971, after the end of the country's civil war (1989-1998) which began Commonwealth military intervention in West Africa. The 9 year long conflict left behind a country characterised by corruption, mismanagement, and electoral violence that led to a weak civil society and a bankrupt treasury. The Sierra Leone Accession Act (2002) which brought the nation into the United Kingdom placed restrictions upon the freedom of movement, residence and work of Sierra Leonean nationals within the UK, and by extension the CTA, until the country "reached a comparable level of economic development to the rest of the nation". The situation was reviewed in 2012, when it was concluded that financial investment had improved the economy to the point where restrictions on movement and residency could be lifted. A review is due in 2017, when it is expected that restrictions on the freedom of Sierra Leoneans to work in the rest of the UK will be lifted.

Hail, Britannia
UK SDP leadership spill, 2004 & leadership election, 2011
American Theatre of World War I
Federation of India
Oregonian general election, 2011
National Republic of China (1927-1947)
Florida; Floridian general election, 2013; Floridian, Texan & Californian Spanish
Britain-in-America; North American Dutch; Daniel Taylor; Isaac Brock; Taylor-Brock family; Dukedom of Manhattan
Kingdom of Hawai'i; Hawaiian general election, 2015; King Kūhiō; Native Hawaiians
Hawaiians in the United Kingdom (Hawaiian British)
Russian America; Province of Alaska; Orthodox Church in America; Alaskans; North American Russian; Russian-American Company
Mexican Empire; Mexican federal election, 2013; Emperor Agustín V; President of the Government; Josefina Vázquez Mota
First Minister of Florida; Order of the Star of Florida; 2015 Floridian independence referendum; Viceroy of Florida; Carlos López-Cantera; Juan Taylor-Brock y Menendez
Dominion of Newfoundland; Newfoundland general election, 2016; Newfoundland Gaelic; New Labrador Party; Order of Newfoundland
Kingdom of the Californias; Californians; Californian general election, 2013; King Ramón IV; Wasatch Autonomous Region; Jon Huntsman Jr.
Nova Scotia (& 2013 provincial election); New Brunswick (& 2014 provincial election)
Dominion of Canada; Canadian federal election, 2015; United Democratic Federation; Canadian Alliance; Progressive Conservative Party; Alaskan Uprising; North American French
George Washington; Marquessate of Mount Vernon; Washington family
Commonwealth of New England; New England federal election, 2015; Liberty Party of New England; Conservative Party of New England; New England Gaelic; United Kingdom imperial election in New England, 2015
Commonwealth of Missouri; Missouri federal election, 2014; Amy Klobuchar; Progressive-Farmer-Labor Party of Missouri; Progressive Conservative Party of Missouri
United Kingdom of the Cape; Cape federal election, 2013; Annalie Gwabini; King Willem VI Themba; Capelanders; Provinces and autonomous regions of the Cape
Republic of Texas; Texans; Texan presidential and legislative elections, 2014; President of Texas; Prime Minister of Texas; Texan states; Texas-United Kingdom relations
 
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Presidential Elections (Jeffersonian Method) - Part I (1828)

So this is something I had tried my hand at before, but it never really got anywhere and my interest was only reinvigorated by the recent postings of the results of Presidential elections under a straight proportional system. Now while proportional systems come across as fair, I thought it would be better to use the system Thomas Jefferson had devised for Congressional Apportionment given it already existed at the nation's beginning. The catch however is that similar with the Congressional method as used in Maine and Nebraska presently, the electors representing Senators are taken by the winner of the State popular vote whole-sale; in practice this provides a sizable electoral bonus to the candidate that carries the most States, while also assuring that there are no ties in the electoral vote on the State-level (which would have been a headache to display on the map).

The only real quirk I noticed was that the result in New York did not change at all; New York elected its electors by Congressional District, and then those electors chose the final two to complete the electoral slate, and with both this and the Jefferson method it came to 20-16 in Jefferson's favor (so 18-16 to Jackson, then +2 when accounting for his victory Statewide). I don't believe this was emulated in any of the other elections I've tabulated thus far (I'm up to 1868 presently).

 

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The thread has been slowly losing its marbles since Trump got elected. All logic has left the building and nobody knows what makes sense anymore.
 
Did some reading and found out his mother and Ted Kennedy had an affair. They also both got divorced in the early 80s...

Justin Pierre James Trudeau-Kennedy, popularly known as JTK, (born December 25, 1971) is a Canadian-American politician, the senior United States Senator from Massachusetts, and President-elect of the United States. Born as the son of Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, his mother's subsequent remarriage to American Senator Ted Kennedy made him a part of the Kennedy family. Trudeau-Kennedy has frequently been compared to his stepfather's brother, U.S. President John F. Kennedy.
Despite being urged by his father to enter Canadian politics, Trudeau decided to run for the United States House of Representatives in 1998 for the seat being vacated by his adoptive cousin Joseph Kennedy. After his father's death in 2000, he stated that running for Congress instead of the Canadian Parliament was the biggest mistake of his life. Regardless, he served as a Representative for 11 years. When his stepfather Ted Kennedy died in 2009, his Kennedy stepsiblings declined to run for the Senate seat and he ended up doing so, defeating Republican opponent Scott Brown in the 2010 special election. He was re-elected in the 2012 regular election. In 2015, he announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for President and defeated 8 primary challengers and went on to defeat his Republican challenger, former Secretary of the Treasury and Secretary of State Alex Johnson.

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In the early 2000s, Ted Kennedy and Orrin Hatch teamed up to pass the Equal Opportunity to Govern. It is widely believed that Ted Kennedy only did it to allow his stepson a shot at the presidency. Thanks to this amendment, Arnold Schwarzenegger became President in 2008, defeating incumbent president John Edwards.
 
Did some reading and found out his mother and Ted Kennedy had an affair. They also both got divorced in the early 80s...

Justin Pierre James Trudeau-Kennedy, popularly known as JTK, (born December 25, 1971) is a Canadian-American politician, the senior United States Senator from Massachusetts, and President-elect of the United States. Born as the son of Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, his mother's subsequent remarriage to American Senator Ted Kennedy made him a part of the Kennedy family. Trudeau-Kennedy has frequently been compared to his stepfather's brother, U.S. President John F. Kennedy.
Despite being urged by his father to enter Canadian politics, Trudeau decided to run for the United States House of Representatives in 1998 for the seat being vacated by his adoptive cousin Joseph Kennedy. After his father's death in 2000, he stated that running for Congress instead of the Canadian Parliament was the biggest mistake of his life. Regardless, he served as a Representative for 11 years. When his stepfather Ted Kennedy died in 2009, his Kennedy stepsiblings declined to run for the Senate seat and he ended up doing so, defeating Republican opponent Scott Brown in the 2010 special election. He was re-elected in the 2012 regular election. In 2015, he announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for President and defeated 8 primary challengers and went on to defeat his Republican challenger, former Secretary of the Treasury and Secretary of State Alex Johnson.

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In the early 2000s, Ted Kennedy and Orrin Hatch teamed up to pass the Equal Opportunity to Govern. It is widely believed that Ted Kennedy only did it to allow his stepson a shot at the presidency. Thanks to this amendment, Arnold Schwarzenegger became President in 2008, defeating incumbent president John Edwards.
 
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