Alternate Wikipedia Infoboxes V (Do Not Post Current Politics Here)

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  1. Baconheimer Berserker of Chaos

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    I heard this was the new thing.

    Vote Republican in '56! A sword in the side of the Soviets!

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    Democrats in '92! Now with 200% more friction.

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  2. krinsbez Well-Known Member

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    Bravo! Well done! Splendid! Brilliant! Magnifique!

    I regret I have but one Like to give!

    (Granted, the fact that I almost never give Likes should make it count for more)
     
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  3. Hubert Humphrey Fan 1968 RIP Japhy

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    Indeed, I use inkscape.
     
  4. ChaosCron Chronicles of Chaos

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  5. Charlie950 El gringo hispanohablante izquierdista

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    I have many questions
     
  6. True Grit Trumpster Fire

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    Usually I’m against the whole “Hillary Rodham X” trope, but to be fair this one at least makes some sense from an OTL standpoint seeing as they worked together during Nixon’s impeachment.
     
  7. Gentleman Biaggi Understands Wayne Morse Code

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    You could crank it up to 11 and have her marry George Wallace
     
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  8. Charlie950 El gringo hispanohablante izquierdista

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    Did they? TIL
     
  9. Newne76 Member

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    The 2008 Deseret General Election was the 20th quadrennial general election. There were notable changes with this election compared with other elections of the Republic of Deseret. The collapse of the Zion Curtain and the disintegration of the Union of American Republics the previous year brought a flood of issues for the new state to address both in the quickly called constitutional convention and the general election. Once the government had gotten it's feet together, the old People's and Liberal parties agreed to unite into a single joint party of People's Liberal. A once suppressed far right party known as the Deseret Nationalists emerged and exploded in popularity for disgruntled party officials and the expanded general voting population of nearly ten million, a third of the total state's population.

    The government would be established under an English model thanks to the large heritage groups with anglo origins that hoped for speedy diplomatic recognition as an independent state if a british like model of governance would be adopted as the political system. While those on the DN argued for something "Uniquely Deseretian", the agreement was reached to establish the position of Prime Minister, Dual tickets for a political party and grant 3 members from the capital.

    At the Deseret National party nomination, two main front runners for the position appeared as attractive candidates:
    William "Mitt" Romney
    Orrin Hatch
    The Hatch supporters decided to caucus with the Romney delegates to the convention and formally nominated Romney as the official DN nominee for Prime Minister on the second balloting by a narrow majority.
    Deseret National First Ballot
    Romney: 62/122
    Hatch: 60/122
    Second Ballot
    Romney: 70/122
    Hatch: 52/122​

    Hatch was placed on the ballot as the joint nominee with Romney for the Dual Ticket to fuse the two parties together.

    Chaos reigned within the Communist Worker's nomination halls, with hardliners wanting a 21st term for the long serving Hinckley were met with the younger guard that pressed for "young blood" to revolutionize the party's aging and shrinking demographically targets. They argued there would be loads of new voters that would be unfamiliar with Hinckley's stances on issues, and that a newer face of the CWP needed to be their primary concern.

    There were rumors of legalizing same sex marriage, but this proposed platform was swiftly withdrawn from consideration by the liberal branch of the party over outrage by the staunchly hardline members and the moderates, both of which could shoot down the proposed amendment to the platform with a voice vote.
    Communist Worker's First Ballot
    Gordon B. Hinckley: 207/400
    Dieter F. Uchdorf: 152/400
    Neil L. Anderson: 41/400​
    Nominee Uchdorf made a backroom deal with Hinckley to promise a rigged party leadership election in the octogenarian's favor if Uchdorf would withdraw from the ballot to ensure Hinckley the nomination as the candidate for Prime Minister. He would agree to this, but only if Anderson failed to get more than 50 delegates to support him on the second ballot.
    Communist Worker's Second Ballot
    Gordon B. Hinckley: 193/400
    Dieter F. Uchdorf: 160/400
    Neil L. Anderson: 47/400​
    Uchdorf kept his word and officially withdrew his name from consideration as a political candidate. 50 of the Uchdorf Delegates, now left with two choices, decided to instead walk out of the convention. The Nomination went to Hinckley because of Anderson's poor showing in the third and final ballot.
    Communist Worker's Third Ballot
    Gordon B. Hinckley: 350/400
    Neil L. Anderson: 50/400

    People's Liberal First Ballot
    John Huntsman 63/63
    The combination of the two former political parties, a necessity if vote splitting was to be avoided, happened to have the smoothest nomination process for the Joint ticket. Former Mayor of Salt Lake City John Huntsman, was an incredibly popular choice for the delegates, and won nomination on the first ballot with a unanimous vote of 63.

    General Debate
    The First, three hour long Prime Minister debate held on August 23rd, 2008 was the most watched event in Deseretian history, with an estimated 19.2 million people tuning in on the television, while the radio broadcast nabbed a respectful 5.9 million listeners during the debate and newspaper presses printed out a total of 4.5 million papers with each quote in the entire debate being listed (That edition of Revolutionary Morning had over 304 pages in the newspaper, 4 devoted to various front page gossip and 300 to the debates and each line of dialogue.)
    Memorable lines from the First Debate:
    • Romney: "Our national defense must be kept up so that our armed forces can be entrusted with the safety of the nation. I know trying new things is difficult, Prime Minister, but we have to get over our fears of losing and just try our best! That'll be my new campaign slogan, Try our Best."
    • Huntsman: "I have nothing against people that live different lifestyles with me, we'll have to shop with them, eat with them and live with them. The LGBT community has had a silenced voice in Deseret for too long, and if I am elected Prime Minister, their voices shall no longer be silenced."
    • Hinckley: "I am the most experienced Politician here-"
    • Romney: "You're also ninety-eight years old, Prime Minister. The People seek new blood in the waters for us to test out, and if you're in the way of progress-"
    • Hinckley: "I'm not in the way of progress, I can try new things, In fact, I'll attempt to eat my shoe, that's new! I'm rhyming too, what a flu!"
    • Hinckley proceeds to put his shoe in his mouth before spitting it out.
    • Hinckley: "I guess I can't."

    Results
    The Results of the election came in two entire months after the only debate. Incredibly early exit polls from generally safe CW dual tickets encouraged predictions of a sweeping Communist Worker's victory. This overconfidence seeped into the media, with the Deseret People's News, a state owned corporation boasting/predicting only "9 counties to go to Romney and 1 to defect to Huntsman." The DPN's actual numbers were off by 47 more than expected for Romney and 30 more than thought could go to the People's-Liberal nominee.

    With the devastating defeat of nearly 177 members of the Communist Worker's Party, Prime Minister Gordon B. Hinckley delivered his letter of resignation to the Deseretian Parliament, who accepted it unanimously. Many of those hardline CW members that shut out the young guard from the convention in favor of the aging candidate were horrified at the prospect of electing some one younger, and so rushed to find a replacement in the age range of 70 to 80 years old that had good habits to ensure a long life span.

    The previous deal of leadership alteration was leaked to the public, with many CW members howling for someone to blame for the defeat. Hinckley became an immense subject of hatred for the CW membership and the state owned media, who, now under the control of Dieter F. Uchdorf, became merciless at Hinckley's long term of office, bringing up the thousands of illegal activities the Hinckley branch of the political arm had done in the 80 years of power that they had enjoyed.

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  10. Charlie950 El gringo hispanohablante izquierdista

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    Hinckley was born in 1910, became the Communist Party Leader at the age of 20, and stayed as PM (consecutively?) for 78 years?
     
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  11. Newne76 Member

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    Deseret was run as a one party state from 1928 to 2007 and Hinckley was assisted along by older members of the Communist Party until 1942, when he officially took control of the party at thirty years old. He ruled as de jure leader from 1930 until 1942, when he was declared de facto leader.
     
  12. ChaosCron Chronicles of Chaos

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  13. AidanM Coastal Liberal Elite

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    Do you still consider it a trope if she's just Hillary Rodham (i.e., not directed by her husband's political career)?
     
  14. AidanM Coastal Liberal Elite

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    How recent is recent politics? Like I'm assuming anything from now and the future? Would 2014 midterms infoboxes be allowed? 2016 election?
     
  15. Glide08 Draggin' till the end

    Depends on the country and its length of the electoral cycle.

    Basically, the rule is if it deals with the most two recent electoral cycles in a way that's reasonably similar to OTL, or if it has incumbents, it's current politics.

    For example: Here in Israel, the 2015 and 2013 elections are out of the question (most recent electoral cycle), and so does the 2009 election (incumbent Prime Minister), so the most recent non-recent politics Israel election is the 2006 one.
     
  16. The Professor Pontif of the Guild

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    Now I'm wondering if someone has a Hilary and Malcom X TL!

    @Newne76 nice flag of Deseret btw!
     
  17. True Grit Trumpster Fire

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    Not particularly, no.
     
  18. Hubert Humphrey Fan 1968 RIP Japhy

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    No huge write-up this time, but here's a 1965 Election infobox:

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    Shoutout to @Oppo for the idea

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  19. Wolfram Fair to middlin' Donor

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    The University of the United States - Klamath Falls Campus is a public research university under the aegis of the University of the United States, although seven of the fifteen members of the Board of Trustees are appointed by the Oregon Government. Established in 1947 under the terms of the Higher Education Act, it was originally planned for the state capital of Salem, but the intervention of Senator Harry Boivin moved it to its current site northwest of Klamath Falls, Oregon.
    It currently has the highest enrollment of any individual university campus in Oregon, although the Oregon University System as a whole has approximately 15,000 more students.
     
  20. Kanan Duchess of Litchfield Donor

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    Little spoiler for something I'm working on.
     
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