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Maria Luisa of Provence was never meant to be a queen. She was the youngest daughter of King Alphonse XVII of Provence, and was slated to become a Franciscan nun when she met Henry, Prince of Wales in 2001. The two of them met at a film festival in the Provencal Riviera, and it was love at first sight. Their weekend tryst resulted in a pregnancy that was deeply embarassing for both families. Henry was meant to marry Marudhar of Jaipur, and Maria Luisa was meant to become a nun. King Alphonse took it as a personal insult, and the Provencal newspapers were full of angry letters to the editors. In the end, it was decided that Henry and Maria Luisa would marry in a hastily thrown-together, private ceremony at Sandringham House in Norfolk in 2001, while the elaborate ceremony in Westminster Abbey that had been planned for Henry and Marudhar was rebranded as a marriage between Archduke John, Duke of Kent, and Marudhar.

Four months after the marriage ceremony, Maria Luisa gave birth to a son, Edward of Wales. For a while, the marriage between the two was storybook romance but it quickly broke down, becoming tabloid fodder as accusations of infidelity were thrown back and forth by anonymous sources. The two would get back together, and Maria Luisa would give birth to another son, Richard, but there were always questions of his paternity hanging over his head (some years later, the Imperial Harmony Council would mandate paternity testing for all royal births). Everything would come crashing down on 17 September 2004, when Irish anarchists attacked the Royal Family. King-Emperor Edward XIII was killed, as was Edward of Wales. The Prince of Wales would reign as King-Emperor Henry XIII for less than two weeks, spending that entire time in a medically induced coma before dying. His second son, Richard, would likewise reign for only a few months as Richard VI from a hospital room.

Maria Luisa herself was injured in the bombing, requiring the amputation of one leg. She was pregnant at the time, and her injuries caused her to go into labour several months prematurely. The child, Archduchess Henrietta, was not expected to live long, but managed to outlive her elder siblings, becoming Queen-Empress Henrietta. However, due to her premature birth, she suffered from cerebral palsy and hearing and vision loss--she would later be diagnosed with autism. It was decided that if she would be unable to rule, she should be replaced. This was a controversial decision at the time, but when it finally happened shortly after her fifth birthday, the Imperial public had come to accept the decision. Henrietta was placed under the guardianship of The Crown and set up in Sandringham House for the rest of her life, with the title of "Duchess of Normandy".

The Queen Dowager, though, was not pleased. She spent the first several years after the Black Friday bombings serving as a patron for several charities on the Continent, raising awareness and money for a variety of disability issues. But in the early 2020s, things began to take a turn as she accused the Royal Family (in particular, the King-Emperor) of having orchestrated the bombings that killed her family. This was further exasperated by the fact that she hadn't been allowed to see her daughter in many years. She is a frequent guest on conspiracy-minded MyVid videos and tapcasts, and even had her Shouter account suspended several times for violations of the website's terms of service. As of 2028, she remains barred from entering Great Britain because of "anti-social behaviors on social media". The press office of the Royal Household of Provence has no comment at this time.

Black Friday Bombings / King-Emperor John II
Friedrich Wilhelm, Crown Prince of Prussia / Congress of Atomic Powers
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Parliament of the British Empire / Counsellors of State
Landgravine Guinevere of Pusan / Margrave Mordred II of Choseon

Eugen Flegel Graf von Weiser / Empress Anna Victoria
She is a frequent guest on conspiracy-minded MyVid videos and tapcasts, and even had her Shouter account suspended several times for violations of the website's terms of service. As of 2028, she remains barred from entering Great Britain because of "anti-social behaviors on social media".
Love to see royalty on streams with the likes of Alex Jones and David Icke, this is a wild world you're crafting Archie and I love it
Love to see royalty on streams with the likes of Alex Jones and David Icke, this is a wild world you're crafting Archie and I love it

I'm sure there's been plenty of royals in the past with some nutty ideas, but they didn't have access to a device that let them vomit their stream of consciousness for all to see
2001 Terrorist attack on Senate
There was bad blood between the upper and lower house of the united states congress. Members would often waddle around packing a multitude of weapons in varying degrees of legality. With the signing of President Jone's Guns for Political favors act of 1994, it lifted restrictions on senators and house members with concealed carry permits carrying weapons into the halls of Congress, as long as most of those weaponry went through a metal detector and were placed in respective safes for each member of congress. While there had been alarm when Senator Wallop (R-WY)'s AK-47 went missing, those with perfectly reasonable concerns about senators being armed were stifled for being "radical" members, and allegedly "anti 2nd Amendment." There had been a tradition in which all 100 senators would go for shooting practice on select days from July to October.

It was within this time period that an assault on politicians would be met with a fierce hail of bullets and the halls of debate would be battlefields. Now, enough with the cheesy dialogue. Capitol Police's once honored jobs as bodyguards for politicians was brought to an abrupt end, as many senators talked down to them and sneered them, refusing protection offered to them. Many of these policemen soon turned to recreational drugs that were legalized during the administration of President Jone.

In response to a federal shutdown that was only ended with the slashing of budget for government services thanks to radical republican members,large numbers of capitol police walked out on strike in August of 2001. The New Presidential administration of Billy Mays took a hoover-like hardline stance, setting a repeat of the infamous Hoover town expulsions. The National Guard was called out and multiple members were arrested for insubordination. While the Supreme Court ruled that this was illegal and got all the Capitol Police off the hook, the humiliation was the last straw. Office Daniel O' Higgins was approached by Head Hancho of the Order of Anarcho-Terror Hank Hill for a chance to lead a revolt alongside various congress members.

In the morning hours of September 11th,2001, It was a bright and sunny day, with many capitol police not showing up for work. As many senators worked in their offices with armfuls of various foods and with a lack of staff, though several had shown up out of habit. Almost all the senators had arrived by 9:18 AM. Exactly two minutes later, a soviet BMP-1 smashed it's way through the streets, escorted by an entourage of smaller police cars and trucks. Near the steps of the Senate wing, a rush of weapon equipped troopers rushed up the steps.

Inside the Senate, various members began knocking on doors to get their attention, with a concentrated effort from Majority Leader John McCain (R-AZ) to "grab your weapons and hold onto your asses!" With those words muttered, many senators began to mull through their armaments from their safes. In Senator Chuck Schumer's (D-NY) office, he yanked the Colt 1911 handgun and test fired it with a blank round, which sent many senators into a mild panic before senator Jim Jeffords (R-VT) looked into the office of the New York legislator and sounded a "don't shoot everywhere" alarm.

Senator Lincoln Chaffee (R-RI) first made contact with the intruders, yelling for back up while rushing into a storage closet for cover as he squeezed off eighteen rounds in his AR-15 rifle. Senator Zell Miller (D-GA) was the next to engage the enemy force, rushing off with colleague Gordon Smith (R-OR) into a large industrial sized refridgerator after shooting a handful of bullets at a passing terrorist, who rushed after him after insulting him in Arabic. In the closet, he pulled an onion from an overhanging bin and ate it, with the annoyed smith going:
"For the love of god zell, did you not have anything?"
"No, I just don't like to fight on an empty stomach. Onion?"

South Dakota Senator Tom Daschle (D) fell down a flight of steps in the excitement, having to be helped up by one of the few congressional aides still available. Upon getting up, he ducked down beside a table next to Senator Ted Stevens (R-AK), who threw several wrenches at approaching hostile house members, impacting a pair of Idaho congressional members, who fell down along with their small pocket knives and the occasional empty from firing too much revolver or pistol.
"Why the hell are you throwing wrenches?"
"I wanna be helpful, and I cant operate a gun in my advanced age, y'see, throwing wrenches is easy when you're in a supply closet, they never seem to run out of these! Remind me to add in some pork later on that gives subsidies to wrench makers when they supply my office with em! Oh, and get me either some screw drivers or mints, I want to smell good if they hit me!"
As Stevens was preparing to throw another wrench, the swing of his arm impacted Daschle square in the nose, causing internal bleeding and killing him within a few minutes.

By 11 AM, the attack was seen by Hank Hill to be failing, the Head Hancho simply entered a supply closet and committed suicide, though Senator Sam Brownback (R-KS) contends and insists that he was the one that killed Hank Hill. forensic evidence immediately taken at the scene confirmed Hank's death, though a thorough DNA test instead says he killed house member Rob Bishop (R-UT-1CD) instead. Hank Hill's body was found littered on the ground next to a supply closet, and had a single .45 caliber frontal lobe impact wound on his cranium, resulting in the verdict being a suicide.

The immediate aftermath saw the rushed abolition of U.S Capitol Police, replacing it instead with armed members of Congress being the only guards at the Senate wing of the building. In response to the suspected treachery, many house members were posthumously censured for treason against the United States. Dianne Feinstein was regarded as one of the many heroes involved in the attack, and the medal of valor was awarded to all senators, a controversial move, given that 4 senators were out of state and not present during the day's Congressional session. All but 3 of the Capitol police were found dead, along with the bodies of 8 senators*, 50 terrorists and one hundred house members.

Media depictions of this event include the TV-movie Siege (2006) with Betty White playing Senator Feinstein. There have also been more recent books written by survivors of the attack, such as Senator Chuck Schumer's New York Times Bestseller Assault on Democracy: the true story of the September 11th attack on the Senate.
*Senators killed include:
John McCain (R-AZ)
Robert Byrd (D-WV)
Daniel Inouye(D-HI)
Gordon Smith (R-OR)
Strom Thurmond (R-SC)
John Kerry (D-MA)
James Inhofe (R-OK)
Tom Daschle(D-SD)
Jim Jones was a preacher and politician who served as the 38th President of the United States and as the 35th Governor of California. Born in Indiana, Jones would found the Peoples Temple Christian Church Full Gospel in 1957. He soon moved to Indianapolis, where he was appointed the director of the Human Rights Commission by mayor Charles Boswell. He actively established police stings on businesses that refused to serve blacks and forced the desegregation of hospital wards. After a year long vacation in Brazil, he moved the People's Temple from Indiana to California, where he got into the upper echelons of political power, hosting several dinners with Governor Jerry Brown and deciding to run for governor himself in 1974.

After winning decisively as governor, he would institute a large slew of social and economic reforms,such as large investments in education and infrastructure projects within the country. He would heal the rift between several radical groups and met the presidents of Nixon and Koresh during this time period. He would become a vehement populist in his time in office, cracking down on anti-immigration groups and holding mass press conferences in explaining his actions on a pollution tax to bring in more money for the state and the slashing of several legislative pieces passed by his predecessor. In the 1990 Californian Gubernatorial election, Jim Jones shocked many people by refusing to run for a fourth term in office.
He would Return to the People's Temple in San Francisco until 1992, when he decided to run for President. After securing the democratic nomination with a wide array of characters, his opponent became west Virginian Harry Byrd, who promised to keep the ship continuing on the path of right leaning glory for god. Jones declared Byrd a heretic and vowed to run the nation like he ran California, "into the ground and into heaven".

By the 1990s, the controversially conservative administration of Koresh led to a massive realignment in the 1992 election, where counties in which Republicans won by 99% went for the Democrats by margins of 95%. Byrd managed to only win his home state of West Virginia and Alaska for a measly total of 8 electoral votes and 6.5 million popular votes, compared to Jone's substantial 530 electoral votes and 90 million popular votes. The Republicans had been in the white house since the 1960 election of Barry Goldwater. Jone's victory also gave the democrats control of the senate for the first time since the 1974 midterm elections. The republican's win streak since 1960 had been shattered, though the format of this turned into Jones into a Wilsonian-like democratic interrupter in the republican presidential list.

His Presidential administration would see military intervention in Bulgaria to prevent ethnic cleansing against the Russian and Turkish minorities by the military government of Dobri Dzhurov (1944-1994). In 1995, he would begin a war on fear, prompted by a terrorist attack led by former Arkansas governor turned radical terrorist Bill Clinton, who would detonate a 2,776 pound truck of explosives under the Well's Fargo Trade Center in Chicago, killing 985 people and wounding another 1,000. He also was the administration which gifted dictator Saddam Hussein a nuclear bomb, which was used on Tehran in the ten year long 2nd Iran-Iraq war. His justification for the delivery was that it would shorten the war and that it was a weapons sale to a trusted ally of the united states.

Jones would meet with President of the SFSR Alexander Rutskoy, who had just overthrown former president of the SFSR Boris Yeltsin in a coup in 1993. They would agree to a third nuclear arms reduction treaty, called PEPPER-I (Progressive Easement of Proliferation Panicking Errors and Radiation) There would be tension when two american soldiers were killed crossing the DMZ into south Korea, under Chairwoman of the Revolution Park Geun-he, who had ruled since the death of her father in 1984. Eventually, Jones decided to send Sean Connolly in an attempt to assassinate her, which failed because of a broken hip Connolly suffered from before the plot was discussed in a debriefing session with the CIA. While there was a controversial visit to the United Kingdom in 1995 before an attempted military coup by military general J.K Rowling,with many conspiracy theorists alleging the CIA's involvement in the deposition of Prime Minister John Major.

In Domestic affairs, Jones would begin large infrastructure projects and programs, such as a bridge to connect Canada with the United States. He also would appoint four supreme Court judges to the court, filling in two vacant seats in his first term. He would sing and sign into law various musical ditties and legislative acts that expanded civil liberties and expanded affirmative action programs.

After winning reelection against Merrill Cook in 1996 by a slimmer (compared to 1992) 333-205 EV margin,Jones second term would see controversy spring up from his time as head of the People's Temple, which he continued to deny until his death in 2010. Throughout his second term, he had the opportunity to fill in an additional two more seats for a solid 4-5 minority in the liberal wing of the court.
His second term's foreign policy would see democratization in China following the June 1st protests, and the collapse of the Kensin regime in Japan in 1997 and 1995 respectively. He would act brave and decisively in the face of Hurricanes Marco and Polo off of the Carolinian and Alabaman coasts, organizing emergency services while visiting the disaster areas once they had passed in 1998. Losing the House that year brought his spirits down a bit, merely sighing and leaving office on board marine one on January 20th,2001.
David Koresh is a musician who held multiple public offices, including U.S Senator from Texas, 40th Governor of Texas and 37th President of the United States. Born in 1929 to an estranged family, his early life would be difficult due to learning disabilities and placement in special education classes, with very few friends growing up. In his senior year of High School, Koresh dropped out of school and started a hardware shop from 1946 to 1947. He then attempted to run a christian rock and roll band with his next door neighbor from 1947 to 1950, using a loan he got from a bank.

After defaulting on that loan, he was destitute and broke, living from street corner to street corner until 1954, when he got involved in local politics, being known for his fiery sermons he gave at church that transferred well to the political arena, eventually becoming elected Governor in an upset victory against incumbent governor John Connally a decade after his involvement in local politics. Under his leadership of Texas, the state's budget was given more funds to carefully spend with, investing in education, healthcare and the national guard. That national guard spending proved to be well worth it, as in 1968, the assassination attempt on George Wallace promoted race riots in the suburbs of Austin and Huston, prompting Koresh to call out the national guard in an attempt to quell the riots.

The riots received nationwide attention, along with the brave actions by Koresh, which promoted him in the eyes of the GOP party elites, who handpicked him for a senate seat run against incumbent democratic senator Ralph Yarborough . He proved to be a fiery orator and effective candidate, visiting every single county of Texas three times throughout the campaign, managing to flip the senate seat from blue to red by a slim margin of 41,456 votes. He would vote the party line most of the time during his term as senator and frequently support Texas state house election candidates for the GOP, often endorsing them.
Gradually, with the factors of civil rights and presumed federal overreach by opposition leaders, the democratic power over Texas waned, reduced to the southern part of the state bordering mexico, where immigrants tended to vote for the party of Jackson over the party of Lincoln.
In 1980, Koresh was approached to run for the presidency, which he accepted with some hesitation and discussion with his family. He got on board his former campaign manager for his successful senate runs, and hounded the democratic opponent for being the devil in disguise.

His foreign policy while commander in chief included a summit with German President Heinrich Junkers, the funding of military supplies to warlords in northern Iran fighting against the Ayatollah during the Iranian Civil War (1979-1983) and authorizing military strikes on Mexico in retaliation for several across the boarder military incursions by rouge Mexican military units in the Second American-Mexican War of 1983. He forged a tight knit bond with the Israeli military junta leadership, funding them with millions of dollars worth of ammunition, supplies and military equipment.

He had a military scare in 1982, with a glitch involving american computers indicating nuclear missiles approaching with six minutes to impact. Instead of ordering a military strike against the soviet union in retaliation, Koresh prayed with his military staff for the allotted six minutes, noting nothing occurring in that time. He was able to calm and steady the nerves of the more anxious members in the room in a calm and cooling voice.

During his Presidency, he appointed five Supreme Court Justices to the court, including movie actress and judicial law student Lucille Ball as Chief Justice and Utah senator Orin Hatch in order to fill the many absents on the old Sinatra Court (1962-1990) such as the notable assassination of Mario Cuomo in 1982 and the deaths of the other four.

The Supreme Court of the United States is the highest court in the federalist judicial branch of government. Of the more than 14,000 cases presented to the Court, only around 350 to 400 actually are heard by the court each year. The Current composition of the court is five females and four males. Of the current justices, Six justices are conservative, five justices are liberal. The Current court, the conservative Ball Court, has been established since the assumption of Chief Justice by Ball in 1990. It succeeded the former liberal Sinatra Court (1970-1990) with the death of Chief Justice Frank Sinatra on January 4th,1990.

Notable firsts for the court is the gender imbalance, as only four of the justices are male, with the remaining five being women.Lucille Ball is the first woman to be confirmed to the position of Chief Justice of the Supreme Court and the oldest, at the age of 78 years old. The newest justice, serving just under 4 years, is Rosa Parks, who replaced George L. Wallace (1965-1996). The oldest justice by time on the court belongs to Orrin Hatch, who vacated a senate seat that's now held by John Huntsman Jr and has served 17 years. The youngest justice with respect to age is currently Frank M. Hull at 52 years old. The Ball Court is also notable for being a Supreme Court made up from the nominations of just two presidents, them being Jim Jones and David Koresh respectively.

for my project: Starry flight
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The Fokker 85 entered service in 2001. After acquisition of Fokker aircraft company, Korean Aerospace Corporation had to cancel Fokker 130s and various projects. however, with the Booming regional jets, it developed Fokker 85, a smaller alternative which would compete with Bombadier's CRJ900 and Embraer's E-190. This airplane, took service in 2001 with Asiana Airlines. this was more fuel-efficent than its previous aircraft, Fokker 70 or Fokker 100. this meant that this aircraft sold widely among asian airlines. this was considered KAC's first airliner, despite they kept producing fokker 100 and fokker 70 after the purchase.
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Just a cross-post from my TL (Link in my signature)

Senator Clinton was feeling fairly cold in January of 2008, and not simply because there was snow on the ground. Having long had her sights set on the Presidency, it was bittersweet attending John Edwards’ nomination. Sure, the party had won back the White House, but the New York Senator had repeatedly told her personal friends and Hillaryland High Command that she felt Edwards was an empty suit, too inept to be President, and that the only reason he had won the Oval Office was because the Republicans and Fred Thompson had screwed the pooch during their time in power. Clinton had also felt betrayed by the entire Democratic Primary. She had been laying the ground work for her own run since shortly after Al Gore had conceded in 2004. As a former First Lady, a Senator from a populous state, and more importantly as a Clinton, Hillary believed she deserved the nomination, and was better equipped than any of the other potential candidates to not only win, but actually get things done once she sat behind the Resolute Desk. Her only real competition, she and her husband surmised, would be Edwards, maybe Joe Biden and John Kerry, whom she would likely dispatch by New Hampshire or South Carolina. But then former Vice President Jeanne Shaheen, who had privately told Clinton that she had no desire to run for President in April of 2005, had reversed course, announced her campaign for the presidency before Clinton was ready, stole her donors, much of her base, and what seemed to be Hillary’s best chance to become President of the United States.

But then the unexpected had happened. Edwards defeated Shaheen, to which the Clinton’s chalked up to a combination of the former V.P.’s own ineptitude and the media’s unfair treatment of the New Hampshirite. He defeated Fred Thompson, whom the Clinton’s greatly respected, meaning that Hillary would be unable to run in four, possibly eight years. Adding to what she considered to be her humiliation, the New York Senator was passed over for both the position of Vice President and Secretary of State. The Clinton’s conceded that Napolitano was a good attack dog, but would likely not put the increasingly Republican state of Arizona into play, and would add little to the incoming administration. Bill and Hillary were also close to Edwards’ eventual pick for Foggy Bottom, Joe Biden. But the idea of the gaffe-prone Delawarean representing America on the world stage, and crafting the new administration’s foreign policy struck Bill Clinton as nightmarish, especially when his wife was an option. But Edwards didn’t much care for either of the Clinton’s, believing them to be the epitome of arrogance and what was wrong with politics, and refused to even have her seriously vetted for any position in his administration.

Fast forward to the early months of 2011 and, once again, events had unfolded unexpectedly. Scandal-plagued John Edwards, after losing the midterms and his wife, had resigned, and Janet Napolitano had beaten Clinton to becoming the nation’s first ever female President. Calls began flooding in to Hillaryland from her donors and loyalists telling them that if their boss still ached to be Commander-in-Chief, this was her best, and likely last, opportunity to do so. They argued that Clinton’s political appeal was manifest. She was experienced, untainted by the scandals that had engulfed the White House, remained a popular two-term Senator from New York, and still enjoyed the fundraising networked amassed by her centrist husband and her own years of work. President Napolitano was still unknown to a large number of Americans, despite having basically stepped in for Edwards during the worsening of his wife’s health and subsequent withdrawal from the public eye. A one-two punch in Iowa and New Hampshire, where voters indicated they were open to a potential challenge, and it would be a cakewalk to the nomination. The only question left to answer by Hillarylanders was; did their boss want to take on a sitting President for the nomination of their party? Especially when it was a fellow woman? The last serious challenge to a sitting President came in the 1980’s, when President Jimmy Carter had been challenged by Democratic icon and Senator from Massachusetts, Teddy Kennedy. If, going off that example, history wasn’t exactly on Hillary’s side.

Hillary asked loyalists like James Carville, Solis Doyle, Evelyn Lieberman, Cheryl Mills, Mark Penn, and countless others from her failed ’08 bid what she should do. Some advised caution. Challenging a sitting President wasn’t an easy task, it was less than a year before the Iowa caucus, it would likely take a lot of money, a lot of resources, a lot of volunteers, probably a convention vote, and would increase her negative ratings with voters, not to mention reinforce the notion that the Clinton’s were willing to do anything for power. Others, especially her husband, warned that if she didn’t challenge Napolitano, she would be leaving the nomination to someone whom she felt wasn’t as qualified as her, and someone who, at least according to the polls, was likely to lose to one of the Republican frontrunners, be it Romney, Barbour, Bush, or Huckabee. In the end, the argument was simple. Despite all the challenges, did Hillary Clinton want to let the Republicans take back the White House against a weak candidate, or throw her hat into the ring and save the Democratic Party from itself? More importantly, was she prepared to sit around in the senate until 2016, when she might be past her best before date.

The dilemma ate at her. Supporters wanted her to run. Adversaries in her party feared her potential candidacy, as did the Republicans. As she sat in her office up in Chappapua, she wondered if this was her Bobby Kennedy moment – in which the Democrats, burdened with a terrible war, an increasingly polarized electorate, and an unpopular administration presented a historic opportunity to help heal the country.

Hillary decided that the answer was yes, and began writing her announcement address. She was in it to win it.

The next three installments in my American Churchill infobox series. In this, post-war Churchill is dethroned by the Democrats, but after four years of failed policies, the former President returns to office promising to bring peace to Korea and stop Soviet expansionism worldwide. Finally, after years in the political wilderness, the Democrats under Olin Johnston win a convincing victory as Churchill steps down.



From a quasi ASB timeline where the Ming Treasure Voyages continue, developing into a permanent Chinese presence around the India Ocean and several Sinicized states emerging beginning in the 16th Century.



Reminds me of the speech Churchill made to Congress where he said that if his father was American then maybe he would’ve made a career in the states
I mean IOTL Churchill’s mother was American. Admittedly, having them move to the US is somewhat implausible, but my POD is somewhere in 1874, in which larger financial troubles for the Churchills make them move to New York where Winston is born. Randolph is unable to start a political career as he does not have the money necessary to make a deposit tonstand for Parliament.


From a quasi ASB timeline where the Ming Treasure Voyages continue, developing into a permanent Chinese presence around the India Ocean and several Sinicized states emerging beginning in the 16th Century.
Do you plan to make real TL about his. even if quasi-ASB I like the idea.

National Parliament

The National Parliament, commonly known internationally as the British Parliament but is more generally known domestically simply as Parliament, is the supreme legislative body of the Great British Parliament, the National dependencies and overseas territories. It alone possesses it's sovereignty and thereby ultimate power over all other political bodies in the G.B.C. and its territories. Its head is the President (currently Jeremy Ashdown) and its seat is the Palace of Westminster in the City of Westminster, one of the inner boroughs of the capital city, London.

The parliament is bicameral, consisting of an upper house (the Public Assembly) and a lower house (the House of Commons). The President forms the third component of the legislature (the President-in-Parliament). The Public Assembly includes two different types of members: the President Councillors, consisting of the 235 members nominated by the President in proportion to the last general election results, and the 15 Regional Councillors, consisting of members nominated by the regional parliaments. Prior to the opening of the Supreme Court in October 2002, the Public Assembly also performed a judicial role through the Law Councillors. The Public Assembly also acts as the president's advice council.

The House of Commons is an elected chamber with elections to 400 single member constituencies under the Alternative vote and 100 members elected by open party list representation in regions to and provide minority representation, elections are held at least every five years. The two Houses meet in separate chambers in the Palace of Westminster (commonly known as the Houses of Parliament) in London. By constitutional convention, all government ministers, including the Prime Minister, are members of the House of Commons or, less commonly, the Public Assembly and are thereby accountable to the respective branches of the legislature. Most cabinet ministers (Secretaries of State) are from the Commons, whilst junior ministers can be from either House. However, the Leader of the Public Assembly must be a Regional Councillor and is a cabinet position, usually combined with a paid position.

The Parliament of Great Britain was formed in 1707 following the ratification of the Treaty of Union by Acts of Union passed by the Parliament of England and the Parliament of Scotland, both Acts of Union stating, "That the United Kingdom of Great Britain be represented by one and the same Parliament to be stiled The Parliament of Great Britain". At the start of the 19th century, Parliament was further enlarged by Acts of Union ratified by the Parliament of Great Britain and the Parliament of Ireland that abolished the latter and added 100 Irish MPs and 32 Lords to the former to create the Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. The Royal and Parliamentary Titles Act 1927 formally amended the name to the "Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland", five years after the secession of the Irish Free State in 1922. In 2000 the Monarchy was abolished along with the House of Lords and the powers the monarch had for parliament were transferred to the President.
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