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

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  1. Airesien Well-Known Member

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    Based on my list here.

    The 1994 United Kingdom general election was held on May 5, 1994 to elect 651 Members of Parliament to the House of Commons. The election was announced in February 1994 by Prime Minister Neil Kinnock, who had been leading a minority Labour government reliant on support from the Liberal Democrats since 1992. The election would become one of the most eventful in British history and saw a realignment of British politics unseen since the 1920s. The Labour Party gained 74 seats and won their largest majority since 1945 to form the first Labour majority government in twenty years.

    Kinnock had run an uneventful minority government since Labour became the largest party at the 1992 general election two years earlier and was seen as a steady hand in uncertain economic times. The Conservative Party continued to be led by John Major despite defeat in 1992 and Major's support for Labour's European agenda led to the party fracturing in the autumn of that year, with a number of Eurosceptics leaving to form the New Conservative Party, which opposed further European integration. With two parties competing for votes on the right, and with Major himself being more and more unpopular as time went on, the party began to slip in the polls and on election night suffered the party's worst ever electoral performance as it lost all but 4 of its parliamentary seats. Major himself lost his own seat in the former Tory stronghold of Huntingdon, whilst Labour swept up the vast majority of marginal seats in England and Wales. Whilst the Conservatives did moderately recover in the following election in 1998, it fell back in 2001 and merged with the National Alliance in 2003 to form the United Conservative Party.

    The election saw the emergence of two new political forces, with the right-wing, socially conservative New Conservatives replacing the Tories as the Official Opposition by winning 153 seats. Meanwhile, the Scottish National Party won 52% of the vote north of the border to win all but two of the Scottish seats in Westminster. As a result of this, the next Labour government agreed to hold a referendum on Scottish independence in 1996. The traditional third party in British politics, the Liberal Democrats, lost 11 of their own seats, winning just seventeen despite hopes of taking advantage of the Conservative collapse. The result would precipitate the resignation of leader Paddy Ashdown.

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  2. bobby501 Well-Known Member

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    Of course in the OTL Canadian federal election of 1993 the main separatist party (Bloc Quebecois) became Her Majesty's Loyal Opposition. :closedeyesmile:

    It's interesting to look at mid-1990s British politics in hindsight now; Euroscepticism was only really a pressing issue amongst the middle-classes (in the UK sense of the term!) in the South of England, something largely reflected in the Referendum Party's vote shares in 1997.
     
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  3. Airesien Well-Known Member

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    Sadly I couldn't really manage to get the SNP to become the Official Opposition without really balancing the opposition parties, 72 seats is just not enough!

    It was very much a Tory psychodrama...that has now spread across the whole country!
     
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  4. V-J Resources From Westminster

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    It's an issue which has had varying support bases; in the 1975 referendum 'No' support was strongest in Northern Ireland and Scotland, and though the issue had purchase with the Tory backwoodsmen, it was most prominently supported by the Labour left. It's only really in the eighties that it started to become more cleanly partisan, at least in terms of the parties themselves if not the voters.

    Surely if you were doing a Canada analogue, you'd start with the Tories being ejected from office after a disastrous campaign from Edwina?
     
  5. InfernoMole hook, line and sinker

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    Um... I might have misinterpreted your sentence, but what ideas?
     
  6. PopulistBean #BarryGoldwaterDidNothingWrong

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    I was making a wikibox in sandbox and published it
    My account got blocked for creating hoaxes (Presidend Fred Rogers wikibox)
    I realize now that the wikiboxes here were made in sandbox but now I know that you guys cropped it out without publishing it.
    So now I can't do anything on Wikipedia. What should I do?
     
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  7. Kerguelen Prime Specimen

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    Use another Gmail account maybe
     
  8. PopulistBean #BarryGoldwaterDidNothingWrong

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    Thanks (it works)
    also one more thing, for some reason my computer does not take screenshots, maybe I am hitting the wrong button?
    Because I'm hitting "Shift PrtSc" so I don't know what to do.
     
  9. The British Empire Not A Well-Known Member

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    I use just PrtSc, then edit it in Paint.
     
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  10. PopulistBean #BarryGoldwaterDidNothingWrong

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    Oh thanks
    now I can make wikiboxes










    yay
     
  11. Omar04 Gone Fishin' Kicked

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    or you can just use snipping tool on windows
     
  12. Nintendogamemaster Well-Known Member

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    What about Peru?
     
  13. LordRedVine The Lord and Savior of Sugary Snack Foods

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    Tried my hand at a modern-day Biafran War

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  14. Erinthecute Well-Known Member

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    The 2019 Breton general election was held on 13 April to elect all 182 members of the Representative Assembly. The incumbent centre-right government led by Viviana Corre of the National Party was defeated, with both all three coalition partners losing seats. The centre-left Socialist Party became the largest party in the Assembly with 59 seats. Leader Kanna Pichon became Prime Minister after negotiating a coalition agreement with Democratic Reform, the Green Party, and the Cornish Labour Party.
     
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  15. bobby501 Well-Known Member

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    Either Edwina or Virginia Bottomley. Gillian Shepherd is another possibility, but she was one of the most competent and popular Tory ministers of the 1990s.
     
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    Frances Murphy is the current Prime Minister of Newfoundland. Elected Prime Minister less than four years ago, Murphy has only spent eight years in elected office of any kind.
    Most of Murphy's career was spent entirely outside of politics. The daughter of a fisherman, she grew up in the outport community of Red Harbour until its relocation, and then in St. John's. Originally intending to become a secretary, a chance enrollment in one of the "test programs" of the Harry Buckley government's educational reforms put her on the path to chemistry. Working for some years in the Canadian branch of IG Farben, she left in 1984 to create her own company, Murphy Chemical Manufacturing Company. Doing so at a fortuitous time, with the imposition of tariffs making pharmaceuticals manufactured in Newfoundland a hot commodity, Murphy quickly became one of the richest women in Newfoundland.
    Soon after, she became a prominent donor to the Commonwealth Party and progressive and liberal causes in Newfoundland more generally. A personal friend of then-Shadow Minister of Finance Mary Margaret Noonan and Shadow Minister of Trade and Industry Jim Larkin, Murphy was the only founding member of the Social Liberal Caucus who was not a sitting or former MP in 1993. Murphy was also at the center of a major scandal in 1997, when the Fine Gael government (particularly Minister of Health Tomás Ó Súilleabháin and Minister of Trade and Industry Proinsias Ó hEadhra, but going all the way up to Prime Minister Eoin Ó Fuireastal) was accused of targeting her and her business with unfavorable revisions to the tariff schedule and interventions into Newfoundland Ministry of Health contracting. That scandal was one of the major factors in the defeat of the Fine Gael government in the 1999 election.
    Murphy was tapped for ministerial positions several times - first by Noonan in 1999, when she was almost recruited as a candidate, then after Noonan's untimely death in 2003. Finally, as Jim Larkin was preparing for the 2011 election (in which he would make his triumphant return to 12 Signal Hill after three years in opposition), Murphy consented to be nominated as the candidate for the safe seat of St. John's (Nagle Hill), and was elected with the highest majority of any candidate in that election.
    After a well-regarded tenure as Minister of Economic Development and Innovation that made few headlines, Murphy was nominated as leader of the newly-rebranded Christian Socialist Party at the party's 2015 Fall Conference after Larkin announced his planned retirement, and immediately ascended to the Prime Ministership. As Prime Minister, she has been personally popular, but has borne the brunt of a number of unpopular "liberalizations", including the privatization of Newfoundland National Rail and the implementation of tuition fees at publicly-run universities. Her government took a major blow in recent months with the defection of nineteen MPs to form the Solidarity Party of Newfoundland. While Murphy has held on with a bare majority for now, polling suggests that the election this fall is more likely than not to see a Fine Gael victory, although with the first major third party since the Ecology Party of the '80s in the arena, all bets are off.

    Leaders of North America:
    Chesapeake
    Maine
    Newfoundland
     
  17. DrWalpurgis ha ha ha OH WELL

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    That's an...interesting array of alliances.
     
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  18. ruth 高い城の女

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    It's been a while since I've had something good to post here. The China of Man in the High Castle is...not a very happy place.

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  19. JDuggan Well-Known Member

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  20. fluttersky ~ᴍeʀmᴀiᴅ iɴ a seᴀ oғ aɴoᴍiᴇ~

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    Well, I think FPTP would die a pretty quick death after that election result.
    Would be fascinated to see a 2015 followup to that scenario...

    (by the way, the percentage swing statistic in that infobox for the Lib Dems is wrong)
     
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