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GBehm: 2014 United States legislative election
Box for an election in the 1900 Map Game; "Dawn of a Century"

The 2014 United States legislative election was the second ever to yield a victory for the relatively new Populist party, formed in 1993 as a successor to the Democrats. The Populists' legislative success in passing president Chuck Kelly's deregulating and liberal economic policies yielded a long-needed boost to the American economy. This economic growth led American workers to associate wage raises and financial security with Kelly and the Populists. Although falling short of an all-out majority, the Populist coalition with the Liberals allowed them to take control of the house.

The Social Progressives suffered, although not as much as speculated, due to the inadequacy of their presidential candidate, Scott Bauer. Bauer's decision to remove the Worker's Party from the Progress Coalition led to jaded and angry WP members looking for alternatives that they felt would send a message to the establishment.

This allowed the rise of the American Restoration Party, a far-left populist party that aims for strength through isolation. The party's mission statement includes the withdrawal of the U.S. from the IDC (International Democratic Community), closing of borders to Russian and Chinese immigrants, and reinvestment in coal and manufacturing jobs. The fears (albeit really unprovoked) of white, working class, Americans, let the party gain 18 seats in a single election.


 
Callan: Leon Grady
Leon Grady is a British politician, astronomer and former Cosmonaut. He is most well-known for being part of the four-man crew of the Concorde 8 mission, the first successful manned mission to the moon; Grady became the second person to ever walk on the moon. Along with his colleagues on the Concorde 8, he was given the highest honours of both participant nations: the Order of the Commonwealth and the Légion d'honneur. He made his second and final flight into space in 1999, as part of the second manned mission to the Starlab Space Station. After retiring from the ASA in 2000, Grady went into political activism, campaigning for expanding foreign aid programmes and becoming a Special Envoy for Education at the World Congress. Grady was courted to stand for public office by multiple political parties in the Commonwealth over the noughties and 2010s, rejecting them all. Grady was eventually personally courted by Prime Minister Helen Kendrick to stand for the ceremonial position of the Presidency as an independent; he won 68% of the vote in the election. Constant and unshakeable rumours about his personal life and sexuality have followed him throughout his career, with Grady loudly denying all of them. In power, Grady has largely avoided overt political statements; his most prominent interventions so far have been opposition to proposed French cuts to international development and hygiene programmes and American efforts to pull out of the beleaguered Lunar One Project.



This Great Stage
President Leon Grady
 
Alesa: Charlotte Salomon

Alsea

Banned
Charlotte Salomon was a prominent German-Jewish visual artist, writer, and Holocaust survivor. A skilled draftswoman, she was the creator of over 14,000 individual paintings, drawings, etchings, and sculptures. Her earliest and most extensive work, Leben? oder Theater?: Ein Singspiel (Life? or Theater?: A Song-play), was completed between November 1940 and December 1942, consisting of hundreds of autobiographical expressionist paintings detailing her life before and during her exile in the South of France and her relationship with a former lover, Alfred Wolfsohn. In October 1943 she and her husband Alexander Nagler, a fellow refugee, were detained by the Gestapo and sent to Drancy before being deported to Auschwitz; though she survived, her husband did not.

After the war, Salomon lived in Berlin, Amsterdam, and Brooklyn, before returning to France. She continued to paint, and took up photography as well. Her paintings remained largely autobiographical in theme, and reflected her trauma, anger, disbelief, and sense of displacement in the post-war world. Salomon retained Expressionist elements in her work leading up to 1949-1950, after which naturalistic and soft components were muted, replaced by more synthetic and modernist-inspired abstractions. Salomon began sculpting in bronze and aluminum wire in the 1950s, though the process frustrated her and few of her sculptures garnered much attention in her lifetime. In 1968 she wrote Zusammenstürzen: Eine Komödie in drei Teilen (Tumbling Down: A Comedy in Three Parts), her first and only play. Salomon's memoirs, Life in Shades of Yellow, were published in 2004, seven years after her death.

 
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Asami: Edward VIII (Hakkō Ichiu)
(From Hakkō Ichiu)

King Edward VIII
was the King-Emperor of the United Kingdom (and the British Empire) by extension from the expiration of his father (George V) on January 20, 1936, to his death on May 28, 1972. The reign of His Majesty was fraught with struggles from the very beginning. Shortly after taking the throne, The King's brother, the late Albert, Duke of York and Governor-General of Canada, was assassinated by members of the People's Liberation Army of Quebec. As well, his relationship with his niece, Alexandrina began to heavily deteriorate after Edward made unflattering remarks about his late brother's wife, Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon. Bowes-Lyon would retire for the rest of her natural life to a Scottish mull, while Her Majesty, the Queen Mother, took Alexandrina under her wing to train her to inherit the throne after Edward's departure from Earth.

However, Edward VIII found an amicable relationship with Victoria Louise of Prussia in 1937, the two driven together by the sense of loss of family members. Two children would later come about this relationship, James, Prince of Wales (later King James VIII) and Princess Louise, whom would later marry the young Duke of Grafton in the 1950s.

Edward VIII's legacy amongst the British Empire is controversial in some degrees-- in 1944, with roiling social turmoil bubbling up in Canada, and Britain's attempts to coerce Canada into joining her war against the French Sorelians despite the tense and often violent situation in Quebec, Canada underwent a peaceful revolution, and Edward VIII found himself being forced to abdicate the throne of Canada. The throne would be awarded to his estranged niece, who had emigrated to Canada in the 1940s, no longer able to tolerate her uncle. As Queen Alexandrina, she became the face of the new Canadian national identity, and became the lightning rod for Canada's new maganimous steps into the world as a power in her own right, rather than an appendage of British settler colonialism.

Similarly, Australia and New Zealand would later renounce their loyalty to the King, and become Republics after his death in 1972, with Australia voting for Republic in 1981, and New Zealand in 1983.

India, his crown-jewel, remained only loyal in name for most of his reign, with the triumvirate of British, Hindu and Muslim populists holding down the burgeoning masses of leftist sentiment and Princely intrigue, later allying with the radical right-wing government of Nanjing, and plunging the world into another war in the late 1980s. After Edward VIII's death, the Empire of India quietly dissolved, and was replaced by the Indian Social Republic, which retained the same triumvirate council as Head of State.

Edward VIII is a man who defined some of the most crucial moments of the 20th Century, and will not likely be forgotten any time soon.

 
The reign of His Majesty was fraught with struggles from the very beginning. Shortly after taking the throne, The King's brother, the late Albert, Duke of York and Governor-General of Canada, was assassinated by members of the People's Liberation Army of Quebec.
Is this how Quebec worked in the 30s? I was under the impression that sovereigntist terrorism only became significant after the Quiet Revolution.
 
Is this how Quebec worked in the 30s? I was under the impression that sovereigntist terrorism only became significant after the Quiet Revolution.
In Hakkou Ichiu, Quebecois Sorelianism became a thing after France fell to it, and the Red Summer in 1932 marked the start of mass violence and terrorism.
 
However, Edward VIII found an amicable relationship with Victoria Louise of Prussia in 1937, the two driven together by the sense of loss of family members. Two children would later come about this relationship, James, Prince of Wales (later King James VIII) and Princess Louise, whom would later marry the young Duke of Grafton in the 1950s.
No way is James being chosen as a regnal name even if it's his first name. Prince Charles OTL has made clear his regnal name will be George due to the political dislike of a future King Charles. The association of James with the Jacobite movement rules out a future King James for now.
 
Alsea: David Rigert

Alsea

Banned
David Rigert is an ethnic Russian-German Kazakh businessman, politician, and former Olympic weightlifter who served as Prime Minister of Kazakhstan from 16 May 2010 to 7 November 2015. Of Volga German descent, he is considered one of the greatest Soviet weightlifters of all time.

Rigert was born in northern Kazakh SSR to Adam Adamowitsch Rigert and Jelisaweta Rudolfowna Horn, Russian-German forced laborers during the Great Patriotic War. His maternal grandfather, Baron Rudolf Horn, was a Czarist army officer. Shortly after his birth, the family moved to Tyumen. After graduating secondary school, Rigert began practicing weightlifting on his own, utilizing the techniques of Soviet weightlifting legend Arkady Vorobyov. He served in the Army for two years before receiving formal training at the Voluntary Sports Society in Tyumen. In 1970, he joined the Soviet national team and over the course of ten years set 68 world records and won two Olympic gold medals. He retired from weightlifting in 1984. He returned to the Kazakh SSR, where he coached briefly and ran a sports medicine company.

After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Rigert became a member of the "New Russian" capitalist class in the former SSRs. Among other ventures, he co-founded Caspa Mineral Group (later simply Caspa Group), a mining conglomerate with active lead and zinc mines in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Azerbaijan, and many other former Soviet states. During the early 90s, he was known for his extravagant lifestyle and many affairs before he moderated his image. In 1998, Rigert supported the re-election of President Nursultan Nazarbayev, and became involved with his political party, Otan. He served as Chairman of the Akmola Development Bank in 2003, and as Governor of Akmola Region from 2006 to 2007. In 2007, he was appointed Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources. President Nazarbayev nominated Rigert to become Prime Minister in 2010, after Karim Massimov's re-assignation to the executive office.

During his five-year term, Rigert clashed often with Massimov's faction in the government, and collaborated with Dariga Nazarbayev on many projects. In 2015, he retired from government and returned to his business interests.

 
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