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  1. Avalanches Y'allidarity

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    Teaser for a TL I have in the works (EDIT: Forgot to put this, but credit to @True Grit for the map):

    • Bobby Rush (ITTL a Democratic Senator from Illinois) is elected in a landslide in a populist in wave in '08 after eight years of an unpopular Republican from the South (sound familiar?). Rush, however, proves to be deeply unpopular with the Democratic establishment (who openly try and sway elections to their preferred candidate), so they call a deeply reluctant Caroline Kennedy from her cushy job as the U.N. Ambassador to serve as their champion. She manages to "upset" Rush with the backing of the donor class and endorsements from numerous high profile Democrats, but a serious breach has divided the party, and open civil war is about to break loose. Rush reluctantly endorses her (although he toys with running third), but he spends more time campaigning for progressives on the downballot instead of trying to help Kennedy. She picks Sherrod Brown (ITTL a former Senator and the incumbent Governor of Ohio) as her Veep in an attempt to woo the left of the party, but most are nonplussed.
    • Enter Rocky Anderson. Famous across the nation as a maverick Representative who frequently clashed with party leaders in the House, Anderson prepares his own run for the Presidency with the son of Jesse Jackson (who has become an American icon a la Bobby Kennedy) as his running mate to really tap into the vein of representing "real" progressive ideals in contrast with Kennedy. Of course, this party is called the Progressives.
    • All while this is going, Governor Jim DeMint manages to get himself a cakewalk to the nomination, as many more prominent Republicans initially sat out the race (Rush was a popular incumbent), and he only faces off against a challenge from the right with Ann Coulter trying to portray DeMint as a tool of the Washington elite. That doesn't really work, seeing how DeMint is already pretty damn conservative and has been building a brand among the activist base by attacking Rush from the sidelines. Lots of talk about welfare, racial dogwhistles, you know the drill. A vocal criticism of Rush among the GOP is his relatively diplomatic and pacifist foreign policy, and while DeMint is no interventionist ( he would prefer the term "globalist") himself, he doesn't want to let an Ambassador one-up him on that front. So, he taps the controversial, brash and vocal General Stanley A. McChrystal. McChrystal, despite being a Democrat, frequently butted heads with Rush and famously resigned in 2010, and since then became a darling of the right with his vulgar rants against the incumbent President. The good General is rather uncomfortable with playing second fiddle, and with two assertive personalities on the same ticket, he and DeMint barely talk during the campaign. McChrystal even fires numerous of DeMint's closest advisers in place of his own, which causes a bit of a stir after the Convention.
    • This is, however, is overshadowed by the complete meltdown of the Democratic Party. Anderson spends his time ripping into both Kennedy and DeMint, with Kennedy's apathetic campaign playing into his claims that she doesn't even want to be President, and while DeMint doesn't seem to care much about Anderson himself, going after someone on the right riles the base up, and soon the Progressive's are polling in the mid-20's. However, sources close to Democratic insiders leak information that Jonathan Jackson (ITTL taking on the mantle of carrying Jesse's legacy) has supposedly been using campaign funds and small-dollar donations to pay for his brothers rehab and treatments for bi-polar disorder. Jonathan vehemently denies this, and there's a lack of genuine evidence to back it up besides a few bills that are only reported in the tabloids, but the scandal is lurid enough that it damages Anderson's brand enough, and he drops into the high teens.
    • Both the Democrats and Progressives entered Election Day with depressed turnouts, with Kennedy's uninterested campaign (it was an open secret that she only ran out of some sense of duty to the party) and Anderson's scandalized brand failing to turn out voters. DeMint's high energy style of right-wing bluster in contrast gets the GOP going, and while they are far short of a legitimate majority in the popular vote, they still have a sizable plurality, and a landslide in the Electoral College.
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  2. InfernoMole Killer of Myrcella Baratheon

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    Does it have Alvin Greene as a challenger to DeMint's 2016 campaign?
     
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  3. Avalanches Y'allidarity

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  4. LeinadB93 Just Leinad

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    And now for something completely different.

    A democratic Cuba from Hail, Britannia:

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    The Kingdom of Cuba is a sovereign state comprising the islands of Cuba, Isla de la Juventud and several minor archipelagos. Cuba is located in the northern Caribbean region, where the Caribbean Sea, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Gulf of Mexico meet, and the country is west of the two Haitian states, Kingdom of Haiti (North) and the Republic of Haiti (south), and is bounded on the north and south by the United Empire. In the north by the Free State of Florida and the Carolinian state of the Bahamas, and in the south by the Free State of Jamaica.

    Prior to the arrival of Europeans, Cuba was inhabited by three distinct tribes of indigenous peoples; the Taíno, the Guanahatabey, and the Ciboney. All three had arrived on the island sometime after 4,000 BCE, migrating from what is now South America and Hispaniola, and inhabited the island until discovery by Spain in the late 15th century CE. The fleet of Christopher Columbus landed in what is now Holguín Province on 28 October 1492, claiming the island for the Kingdom of Spain, and naming it Isla Juana. In 1511 the first Spanish settlement was founded at Baracoa, followed by several other settelements including San Cristobal de la Habana, which became the modern capital Havana. Within a century of contact with Europeans, the indigenous people on the island were virtually wiped out, primarily due Eurasian infectious diseases, but also the harsh conditions of the represseive colonial regime. Cuba developed slowly, but unlike the plantation islands of the Caribbean the island had a diversified agriculture with an urbanised society that supported the Spanish colonial empire.

    For a brief period during the Seven Years' War, Havana and parts of western Cuba were occupied by the British Empire, beginning in 1762 and ending with the Peace of Paris in 1763. During the short occupation, the British opened the island to trade with their North American and Caribbean colonies, causing a rapid transformation of Cuban society, with the import of food, horses and other goods into the city, as well as thousands of slaves to work on the sugar plantations. The Haitian Revolution of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century was the trigger for the economic development of Cuba, as the island imported thousands of slaves to work in the sugar industry. During the 1820s, as the rest of the Spanish colonial empire in Latin America rebelled and formed independent states, Cuba remained loyal to the Spanish Crown.

    Although Cuba remained part of the Spanish Empire during the Latin American Wars of Independence, and the subsequent Bolivarian Wars, some in the country agitated for independence from Spain. When the Spanish Revolution began on 16 August 1863, revolutionary forces in the three territories of the Spanish West Indies rose up against the royalist colonial governments, in support of the revolutionaries in Continental Spain. Carlos Manuel de Céspedes, a Cuban plantation owner, led the Cuban revolutionaries against Spain's colonial forces, freeing his slaves in the process. Although there was a strong abolitionist movement in Cuba, many of the business elite were opposed to a complete break with Spain, conscious of the impact it would have on the lucrative trade with British North America. The Cuban theatre of the revolution saw major fighting between royalists and republicans in the towns and countryside of the country, until the sinking of the HMS Maine in Havana Harbour, which brought Great Britain into the war. British forces moved quickly to pacify republican forces in Cuba, and the Cuban Revolt was ended when British American soldiers took the city of Santiago at the Battle of San Juan Hill on 1 July 1868.

    The Peace of Lisbon formally ended the Revolution, and led to the establishment of the Kingdom of Spain-in-Exile, more commonly known as the Spanish West Indies, over the territories of Cuba and Santo Domingo. The Spanish Royal Court was also transferred to Havana, where the arrival of Queen Isabel II on 24 November 1868 was greeted with much fanfare and celebration, with the Queen being the first Spanish monarch to have visited the island. With the monarchy now based in Cuba, the island's society underwent significant changes, most notably the full abolition of slavery in the 1870s. Close ties with Spanish-speaking Florida continued to develop over the late nineteenth century, with the island now freed from restrictive Spanish trade policies, and a large Cuban diaspora exists in Florida to this day.

    As a fragile state, the Spanish West Indies attempted to strengthen its democratic system throughout the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, but mounting political radicalisation and social strife led to the rise to power of Gerardo Machado and Rafael Trujillo, and the dictatorial period. The pro-Axis leaning of Machado and Trujillo, as well as their close relations with South Haiti and the fascist Argentine regime of the Infamous Decade, led to a decline in relations with the United Empire. Matters came to a head when King Alfonso XIII, grandson of Isabel II, removed his eldest son from the succession for marrying a native Cuban. Pro-democracy activists had been agitating for a revolution to overthrow the dictatorial regime of the National Unity party, and in Alfonso, Prince of Asturias they found a figurehead. On 1 July 1940, Cuban revolutionaries issued a declaration of independence in Santiago, declaring the island independent from the West Indies and proclaiming Alfonso XIV as the first King of Cuba. The resulting conflict would spread across Cuba and Santo Domingo, opening up a secondary theatre in the Second World War, as Allied- and Axis-aligned forces fought against each other across the islands. Following the death of Alfonso XIII on 28 February 1941, his other son was declared King Juan Carlos I of Santo Domingo, and lead the Dominican revolutionaries against the fascist governments. British and Texan support for the anti-fascists swung the conflict against the National Unity government, and in a final stand in Ciudad Isabel, Generals Trujillo and Machado were killed by opposition forces.

    On 14 April 1941, the San Juan Agreement was signed in San Juan, Puerto Rico by representatives of the new Cuban and Dominican governments, and led to the mutual recognition of both countries independence. Cuba would align itself to the Allies for the remainder of the conflict, and some volunteers served in Europe and North Africa as part of the British forces, as well as travelling to Argentina to fight against the fascists during the civil war there. The immediate period following the Second World War saw the nation undergo an extensive period of reconstruction, as the fledglinging democracy consolidated itself and the promulgation of a formal constitution. Reconstruction of the country's infrasturcture would continue throughout the better part of the twentieth century, relying heavily on investment from British American companies, especially those based in Florida. Cuba would join the nascent Commonwealth of Nations, becoming one of the first non-British colonies to recognise the British monarch as Head of the Commonwealth, and is one of the most integrated members of the Commonwealth system, as a member of the Common Travel Area, the Common Defence Pact and the Commonwealth Economic Community.

    Cuba of the 21st century is a multiethnic and multicultural country, whose people, culture and customs derive from diverse origins, including the original aboriginal population, the long period of Spanish colonialism, and the introduction of African slaves. Cuba's close relationship with the United Empire has greatly affected the nation, and relations across the Straits of Florida are very close, leading to Cuba often being derided as the "31st dominion". A highly developed country, Cuba's economy has diversified from its base in sugar, tobacco and coffee production to boast a strong tourism industry and burgeoning finance and technology sectors.

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    The 2018 Cuban general election was held on 9 June 2018 to elect, under the additional member system, the 171 members of the Cuban Chamber of Deputies, the lower house of the Cortes Generales. Of the 171 members of the Chamber of Deputies, 115 are elected under the first past the post system from single-member constituencies, and the other 56 are elected from provincial lists.

    Incumbent Prime Minister Mario Díaz-Balart, leader of the incumbent centrist liberal conservative Christian Democratic Party (Partido Demócrata Cristiano; PDC), called the election earlier than expected, in an effort in shore up support for his struggling government. The opposition centre-left Cuban Socialist Workers' Party (Partido Socialista Obrero Cubano; PSOC), under leader Miguel Díaz-Canel, defeated the government in an upset result, as most opinion polls had predicted strong support for governing PDC. Many pundits attributed this loss to Díaz-Balart's personal unpopularity, as he had repeatedly u-turned on key issues of trade and domestic policy, and had refused to legalise same-sex marriage despite opinion polls showing a majority of Cubans in favour.

    The left-wing socialist Democratic Revolutionary Party (Partito Revolucionario Democrático; PRD) under Alina Fernández, daughter of former prime minister Fidel Castro, saw moderate gains at this election and formed a confidence and supply agreement with the PSOC in exchange for concessions on investment in nationalised industries. The conservative United Action Party (Partido Acción Unida; PAU) and the left-wing republican Independent Republican Party (Partido Republicano Independiente; PRI) both saw their share of the vote decline, attributed to their support for many of Díaz-Balart's unsuccessful policies. Longtime PRI leader Marcelino Miyares was unseated by a landslide in Matanzas Province.

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    Fidel Castro Ruz, 1st Duke of Castro GC OAXIV (13 August 1926 – 25 November 2016) was a Cuban lawyer and politician who served three non-cosnecutive terms as Prime Minister of Cuba, first from 1956 to 1961, then 1965 to 1974, and finally from 1979 to 1987. Following his resignation he was granted the hereditary title of Duke of Castro, one of the few titles in the Cuban nobility, and served as the 8th Secretary-General of the Commonwealth of Nations between 1994 and 1998. In Cuba he is rembered as the "Father of the Nation", for his role in establishing the modern Cuban state, and his role in the Commonwealth has seen him recognised as an internationalist who strengthen the institutions for the 21st century.

    Born in Birán as the son of a wealthy Spanish immigrant father, Castro studied law at the University of Havana where he became involved in the growing Socialist Workers' movement in Cuba. After completing his education, Castro sought election to the Chamber of Deputies at the 1953 election as a member of the Cuban Socialist Workers' Party, and he was elected as a list member for Havana Province. In the legislature he distinguished himself as a passionate orator, with a skill for outmanoeuvring his opponents. After less than three years in the Chamber, Castro led a leadership challenge against Eduardo Chibás, which he won, becoming the leader of the opposition at the age of 29. The following year at the 1956 election, Castro successfully defeated Prime Minister Fulgencio Batista's United Action party, leading the PSOC to form their first government.

    Although he would be twice defeated in elections, Castro would be returned to office twice more, serving three non-consecutive terms as prime ministers. Successive Castro governments would enact various socialist policies in Cuba, nationalising the rail industry and establishing a state-subsidised healthcare system. One of his most prominent legacies is the Cuban education system, regularly ranked in the top twenty in the world, and his support for environmentalism and development of close relations with Latin America and the Commonwealth. His political beliefs, known as Castroism, continue to be a force in Cuban pol

    Upon his resignation from office in 1987, the King granted him the hereditary title Duke of Castro and Grandee of Cuba, and he is the only Cuban to hold the later title. In 1994 his was nominated by the Californian and Cuban governments as the replacement for Walter Mondale as Commonwealth Secretary-General, a position he accepted. During his time as Secretary-General, the Commonwealth expanded to include Mozambique, Angola and West Papua, all countries which had never been part of the British Empire. He also strengthened the role of the Commonwealth in peacekeeping operations across the globe, and when he retired in 1998 due to ill-health he was praised for leaving the organisation stronger than ever.

    In his retirement, Castro retired to his family estate in Holguín Province and rarely made public appearances. Throughout the 2000s and early 2010s he suffered several illnesses, and his health deteriorated quickly. Despite this he would frequently meet for foreign officials when they visited Cuba, and was occasionally seen in public with his sister, Queen Juanita. Castro passed away on 25 November 2016, after a short illness. Refusing a state funeral, Castro was cremated the following day and his ashes entombed in the Santa Ifigenia Cemetery in Santiago de Cuba.

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    Raúl Castro Ruz OAXIV (born 3 June 1931) is a retired Cuban politician and diplomat, who served as the Cuban Ambassador to Brazil between 1966 and 1975, and the High Commissioner to Texas between 1982 and 1989. The brother of Fidel Castro, the third Prime Minister of Cuba, and Juanita, Queen consort, Castro grew up with his siblings on the family estate in southeast Cuba. Joining the Cuban Socialist Workers' Party with his brothers in the early 1950s, Castro was elected to the Chamber of Deputies at the 1956 election in the Old Havana constituency, part of the Red Surge that saw his brother take the office of prime minister. Serving in the legislature for a decade, Castro survived the 1961 election that saw his brother's first government narrowly defeated by the opposition Christian Democrats. After his brother returned to government at the 1965 election, Castro was nominated as the Ambassador to Brazil, a position he held until 1975 when the Matos government forced his resignation. Remaining a prominent member of the PSOC, Castro made frequent appearances at campaign rallies, and guest lectured at the University of Havana at international relations. In 1982 his brother appointed him as High Commissioner to Texas, a position he held until 1989, when ill health forced his resignation and precluded any return to frontline politics. Since his resignation, Castro has become an elder statesman in Cuba, recognised as a prominent leader of the PSOC and a knwledgable advisor on foreign relations and global geopolitics.

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    Queen Juanita of Cuba (née Juana de la Caridad Castro Ruz; born 6 May 1933) is a member of the Cuban royal family who served as Queen consort of Cuba during the reign of her husband, King Enrique V, from their marriage in 1961 to his death in 1997. Queen Juanita is the fourth child of Ángel Castro and Lina Ruz, his second wife, and the younger sister of Fidel Castro and Raúl Castro. As her father was a farmer and landowner, Juanita and her 12 siblings and half-siblings grew up on the family estate near Birán in southeast Cuba. Whereas her brothers pursued political and diplomatic careers, Juanita initially remained at the family estate to care for their ailing father. After his death in 1956 she resettled in Havana, as Fidel had just been elected prime minister, and it was here that she first met Prince Enrique, Duke of Havana, the only child and heir to King Alfonso XIV at a formal reception.

    Their early courtship was kept secret from the public, due in part to the king's ailing health, and they would only confirm the romance in 1959 after Enrique's accession to the throne. Opponents of her brother decried the relationship as unconstitutional, accusing Juanita of unduly influencing the king in favour of her brother. Their relationship would continue, and the Cortes Generales would grant their approval for marriage in late 1960, which was approved under Prime Minister José Miró Cardona the following year. Juanita and Enrique wold marry in Havana Cathedral on 26 October 1961, and the birth of their three children in the 1960s would solidify the succession to the Cuban throne. Throughout her husband's reign, and in the years following his sudden death in 1997, Juanita has been a prominent and active member of the Cuban royal family, regularly appearing at public events and representing the country at state functions and foreign tours. Her personal popularity remains high, despite the scandals surrounding her daughter's husband and youngest son.

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  5. Nulla Lex Ink Member

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    I haven't seen any band infoboxes around here, so I'm not sure if this is the appropriate place to put this. Apologies if it isn't, just let me know and I'll take it down and put them in the appropriate place :)

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    Not really sure of the likelihood of this particular lineup occurring, but all of the "current" members are ones who were either in the band or were in consideration at some point (though Claypool was considered because of Hammett, who is not in this version of the band), and it is one that I would have been interested in listening to, which is more or less the only reason I did this. I kind of just threw the Abbott brothers in because I wanted there to be more than two past members, no idea of the likelihood of them ever being in the band.

    Also made a timeline, though keep in mind it was something I threw together pretty late at night. I'm unsure of the join/departure dates and want to change the black lines around, since I highly doubt they'd release the exact same amount of albums at the exact same times. Still though, I thought I'd show what I have so far.

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    Used to mess around with these timelines all the time back in the early 2010s, kinda fell out of it but I think it still looks pretty good.
     
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  6. krinsbez Well-Known Member

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    We've had plenty of wikiboxes for alternate media in the past*, I don't see why this would be a problem.

    *My personal favorite is the Decider trilogy, from a world where Pres. Bush the Younger became an action movie star instead of a politician.
     
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  7. canadian902 NDP all the way

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    Here's a alternate 2014 election where Kennedy wins the leadership and Hudak resigns earlier and is replaced by Dykstra.

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  8. Charlie950 El gringo hispanohablante izquierdista

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    My take on a parliamentary US:

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    The 2016 United States general election took place on Tuesday November 8th, 2016 to elect members for the 107th Congress. Each of the 750 House districts elected a House Representative (HR) to the House of Representatives. The election was held concurrently with thirty-seven Senate elections held across various states, in addition to the 58th presidential election. The governing coalition, United Left - consisting of the Democratic, Socialist, California Progressive, and New England Independent Parties - remained in government for the fifth straight election with a total of 417 seats (a majority of 42), but returned the smallest majority for a government since the 1992 elections, when the Republican-Libertarian coalition, led by Chancellor Dennis Hastert, won 402 seats - a majority of 27. Despite staying in government, the Democratic Party, led by Chancellor Bill de Blasio, suffered minor net losses to the opposition, while the Socialist Party, led by Deputy Chancellor Martin O'Malley, made similar minor net gains against the opposition.

    United Left, which had governed since the 2000 election as a coalition of several left-leaning parties in the House - the Democrats, Socialists, California Progressives, and New England Independents - was defending a majority of 46 against the various opposition parties: the Republican Party, having been in opposition since being swept from power in the 2000 election; the Libertarian Party, which had governed as the junior coalition partner of the Republicans from 1993 to 2000 but had similarly been in opposition since; and the Reform Party, a big tent anti-corruption party that had been in opposition since its creation (notwithstanding supply and confidence arrangements with the governing Republican-Libertarian coalitions following the 1992 and 1996 elections).

    Opinion polls had shown a tight race between the Democrats and Republicans for the winner of the popular vote in the weeks leading up to the election. The difference between the top two parties' vote totals was the closest since the 1988 House elections, while this elections gave the Democrats their lowest total in the vote share since the implementation of American parliamentarism via the Columbia Constitution in 1984. This election gave the Socialist and Libertarian Parties both their highest vote totals and vote shares.

    The day following the election - November 9th - de Blasio and O'Malley were appointed Chancellor and Deputy Chancellor, respectively by President Hillary Clinton, each for their first full term. United Left remained in government with the Communist Party agreeing to extend its supply and confidence arrangement with United Left while the Independent Group maintained its policy of giving support to the parties in government.
     
  9. Lorala Techdread's Bulldog

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  10. True Grit Trumpster Fire

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    Hudak resigning would've probably helped the PCs, sure, but Kennedy, at least when he was running for the leadership, was by far the most popular Liberal among the province as a whole. He was the only one at the time who put the Liberals ahead of the PCs - and that was during a time when the Liberals were in third place and the mid to low 20s. Obviously campaigns matter, but I suspect he'd win a majority (and in particular do better in Toronto, particularly winning both Parkdale and York South).
     
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  11. canadian902 NDP all the way

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    I based it off a Forum poll that showed Kennedy would win a minority at that time if he was leader, but you're right he would do much better.
     
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  12. Avalanches Y'allidarity

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    NBA Box from that same TL I posted about at the top of the page. Magic is viewed as one of the three greatest NBA players ever ITTL, with Jordan, Kareem (who has a decade long duel with Magic's Pistons, becoming an American myth), Bill "RINGS" Russell and Gary Payton tossed around as pre-2000 players that are on his level.

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  13. Pokemon Master What's it to you?

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    >Eric Greitens
    >Libertarian


    Choose one.
     
  14. GBehm Fully Expanded

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    >Greentexting outside of 4chan
     
  15. Charlie950 El gringo hispanohablante izquierdista

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    The Libertarians veered right ITTL
     
  16. YouCanCallMeAl Danny DeVito's illegitimate son

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    Prince Charles nearly died on March 10, 1988, in an avalanche in Klosters, Switzerland.

    What if he had been killed?
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    This is the first time a Prince of Wales has died since Frederick, Prince of Wales, in 1751. It is the first time a reigning monarch has had an adult child predecease them since Prince Alfred, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, in 1900. Prince William wouldn't likely be given the title Prince of Wales until his grandmother believes he is ready. Diana becomes the Dowager Princess of Wales until William marries or if Diana re-marries (which is highly likely.) I have no idea what title she will she be granted if she re-marries. @Jonathan.

    Charle's death will rattle the U.K. and most of the Commonwealth and all attention will be on the extremely young 26-year-old widowed Diana. The funeral will be the largest seen in Europe since Churchill and nothing comparable until the death of Elizabeth II herself.

    It is also worth noting that Fergie, The Duchess of York, was two months pregnant at the time.
     
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    The Danic General election, 2016, was held on 1 August, 2016. All 158 members of the Chamber of Representatives and 54 members of the Senate were up for reelection. The incumbent Christian Democrats, led by Senator Brian Sandoval, suffered a minor downswing against the centre-left Civil League for Dana and the populist Mormon Reform party. The CDPD won a plurality of the vote in the Chamber of Representatives election, but lost to CLD in the senate election by just over 50,000 votes. Mormon Reform jumped from two seats in the Chamber of Representatives to six. Despite winning by such a small margin in the Chamber of Representatives election, the CDPD kept control of a majority of the seats, leading some to suspect vote tampering in key districts, particularly in the area just north of Sacramento. Additionally, the CDPD managed to maintain control of the Senate without winning the most votes. Suspicions about the legitimacy of the vote were bolstered by the poor performance of the CDPD in the presidential election occurring the same year, in which the party failed to even qualify for the second round.

    The concurrent presidential election was held in two rounds, on 29 July and 2 August, 2016. Senator Gavin Newsom, a member of CLD representing the Great Bay district, faced representative Wally Herger of the Mormon Reform party. Newsom won in a landslide, earning 61 percent of the popular vote to Herger's 38. During and after the election, Newsom's victory was noted by many as "the end of the right-populist movement on the west coast," as the Mormon Reform party began to fall rapidly in the polls following August 2.

    Newsom ran on a platform of "openness," supporting the re-opening of the border with California, the decriminalization and possible legalization of marijuana, and the upholding of supreme court decisions and popular referendums that gave legal backing to abortion and gay marriage. Herger, on the other hand, ran with the goal of regulating labor rights, tightening border security, and fighting "political correctness," a goal which Newsom and much of the CLD criticized as petty.

    Newsom held a significant lead in almost every pre-election poll, but the race between Herger and the CDPD's Darryl Glenn was much closer, the two trading places for third and second roughly four times throughout the pre-election race. The day of the second round, Newsom won as expected. Shortly after, Newsom gave his input on the vote-tampering rumors, voicing his suspicion that such allegations were true. He then later confronted Chinese president Xu Qiliang at a meeting of the G20 in Berlin, stating during a press conference that he "knew" that Qiliang had ordered the conducting of cyberattacks on Danic voter rolls to push Herger to the second round and to ensure that the CDPD, whose members in the legislature had made favorable indirect comments towards China, would win in both houses. Seven of the major Danic intelligence agencies, the ODI and DanaID among them, have, as of October 3, 2016, officially confirmed Newsom's statements publicly, leading to a Chinese-directed heavy tariff act being passed with the support of the entirety of CLD and parts of the CDPD.

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    Loretta Sánchez (born January 7, 1960), is a Californian politician serving as the current President of California and leader of the California Socialist Party. Sánchez first held public office as minister for Labor and Union Affairs under president Eduardo Bours, after making several unsuccessful attempts to get elected to the National Assembly. After Bours' defeat at the hands of Enrique Peña Nieto in 2012, and her ensuing resignation, Sánchez was out of public service for nearly three years before launching her bid for president in late 2014.

    Sánchez won the 2015 presidential election against Nieto by a razor-thin margin of 12,000 votes nationwide, triggering a recount that later reaffirmed Sánchez as the winner. Since then, Sánchez has opened California back up to communication with Dana, half-jokingly describing Danic president Gavin Newsom as her "best friend." Sánchez has also taken a tougher stance on China, placing tariffs on it and its allies, like Korea and India, while strengthening connections with key allies like Mexico, Louisiana, and Hawai'i.

    On the domestic front, Sánchez has made significant progress for progressive social and economic causes, giving a boost to the previously slumped Californian economy with her "Economic Fairness Program." Sánchez's presidency has been marked by significant labor and minority rights legislation, with a significant focus on preventing discrimination against European and African-Californians.

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    Articles of De-Confederation:
    New York Legislative election, 2008
    New York Progressive Party

    Midatlantica Legislative election, 2017
    Carolina Presidential Election, 2017; Matt Watson
    Cabinet of President Bob Casey Jr.
    Mexican General election, 2012; Robert F. Kennedy
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    French Presidential Election, 2017; Xu Qiliang
    Danic General/Presidential elections, 2016; Loretta Sanchez
     
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  18. Jonathan Corbynite with fire in heart & food in belly

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    Interesting idea and thanks for the shout out.

    Going by precedents, Diana, would be styled as "Her Royal Highness The Dowager Princess of Wales" until she remarries, which widowed at 26 would be seen appropriate, this depends highly who it is she is allowed to marry by appointment of the queen.

    I highly doubt she will be allowed to marry Dodi Fayed. I would imagine these marriages for her would be a member of a noble family:
    - Charles Gordon-Lennox, 11th Duke of Richmond, who recently divorced his wife.
    - Charles Beauclerk, Earl of Burford, heir to the Duke of St Albans is single although his

    As for the unborn daughter, I could see Andrew naming OTL Princess Beatrice as Charlotte in his brother's memory
     
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    I’m wondering what happens to the relationship between the Queen and Diana and William and Harry and perhaps fighting over influence.

    I could see her being encouraged to remarry to a nobleman, but it might likely end in divorce.

    Might Andrew and Sarah aka Fergke become closer and avoid their separation and subsequent divorce?
     
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