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  1. Charlie950 El gringo hispanohablante izquierdista

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    Parliamentary US: 2075 snap election

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    The United States general elections were held on March 5, 2075, having been called two months earlier by Chancellor Sandra Cobb. The Progressive Labor and Democratic Parties, led by former Chancellor Howard Silverman and Carmen Jefferson, respectively, defeated the Republican Party and returned to government for the first time in six years. Progressive Labor and the Democrats also handedly staved off any risk from the newly-formed Citizens' Party, led by former Vice Chancellor Jaime Garzón.

    While the 2072 elections returned the Republicans in power, alongside the Libertarians, Reform, and the Constitution Party, with a significant majority, notable policy disagreements, namely the expansion of Amtrak's high-speed rail in the Great Plains and Pacific Coast, US intervention in Nicaragua and Angola, and the stalling of previously-agreed campaign finance laws, allegations of pay-for-play within the Cabinet, strained relations between the coalition's partners. Following revelations of Republican-led election fraud in Alabama and Mississippi, rumors emerged of a potential Reform revolt from the coalition. Ultimately, the Libertarians announced their merger with the Reform Party, under the label of Citizens' Alliance, in December of 2074. Garzón was unanimously elected leader for the new party, and stated during her inaugural speech that the new party would work with the Progressive Labor and Democratic Parties to table a no confidence vote in Cobb when the House was to reconvene in January. The subsequent vote came out 474-270 against Cobb, toppling her government and dissolving the 121st Congress just two years after it first convened. This is also the only federal election to-date in the US where the first place finisher in the previous election would fall to fourth place in the following election.

    The Republicans' poor performance is attributed to vote splitting among the centre and centre-right, as the Libertarians and Reform, under the new banner of Citizens' Alliance, began targeting Republican-held seats, in addition to dozens of other marginal seats. Political scientists also believe that the rise of Citizens' Alliance spells a major realignment in American politics, as there are now three major parties/coalitions at the federal level, breaking the unofficial duopoly of the Progressive Labor/Democratic and Republican/Libertarian coalitions that had dominated in the House of Representatives since the 1980s.
     
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  2. Planita13 Wishing for a Lake

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    Another post for my Gran Lago timeline, where a massive lake in Southern California doesn't dry up and sticks around to the modern day (with some help). This time a post inspired by a certain HBO miniseries. The thread for this timeline can be found here.
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  3. Kermode Well-Known Member

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    Crossposting from Rock albums from alternate timelines

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    Though the Velvet Underground spent 1969 touring, they made periodic stops at The Record Plant to record some of the new songs they had developed on the road. These recordings likely would have made up their fourth album, had MGM not dumped them and kept ownership of the tapes; moreover, by the time they signed to Atlantic, their musical direction had shifted and they opted to record a brand-new batch of songs instead. The Plant sessions would be shelved until 1985, when they (along with some earlier outtakes) were rediscovered, brushed off, touched up and put out as VU and Another View.

    These two compilations have been a source of fascination and frustration ever since their release: fascination, because it gives a look at "the lost fourth album"; frustration, because that fabled album is split across two records and with unrelated sessions thrown into the mix. Thus, it's been a popular past-time for Velvets fans to put together their own version of the so-called lost album, using tracks from both compilations. This is my own take on such an endeavour— but, since this is an alternate history site, I've given it a bit of a spin. Instead of being built around what was recorded, this is built around what could have been recorded (based on what the band had written and was performing at the time) had things gone differently.

    So, the POD: The Velvets aren't prematurely dropped by MGM. Maybe new CEO Mike Curb (who purged the MGM catalogue of underperforming acts, including the Velvets) is brought on a bit later, and/or the Velvets are given a reprieve and allowed to fulfill their contract (since it was almost complete anyway— this would have been the second album in a two-album deal). Whatever the case, this means that the Velvets continue their periodic recording sessions— specifically, that they return to the studio through November and December to record several songs they had been debuting and testing live: "Only You", "New Age" and "Sweet Jane".

    At this point the band believes they have more than enough material to work with (17 songs total), and were beginning to figure out what they wanted to do with their next album— make it sound like their live shows: energetic and rollicking rock-and-roll, with a bit of an eye to a more 'accessible' and 'catchy' sound. The completed album is named Good Times with The Velvet Underground, in reference to the lead single "We're Gonna Have a Real Good Time Together" (itself a wry, sardonic joke about being 'more accessible').

    Good Times… was a relative hit for the band— peaking at 157 on the Top 200— but nowhere near successful to avoid MGM's washing their hands of them. "Sweet Jane" and "Rock and Roll" would later become minor radio hits in the mid-late 70s, when they became staples of Lou Reed's solo performances.
     
  4. Planita13 Wishing for a Lake

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    Another post for my Gran Lago timeline, with more political parties! The thread for this timeline can be found here.
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    The oldest and largest opposition political party in the United States, it is the most prominent pro-business party in the country. Economically center-right and socially centrist, it also maintains a large libertarian faction. Its centered in the Mid-Atlantic states, specifically in New York. It is home to a moderate business faction, made up of the middle to upper-middle class and the 500s faction, consisting of millionaires and billionaires. The leadership mostly consists of party members from the 500s faction which causes in-party strife and the perception that the party is of the 1% which the party tries to avoid.

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    A populist party, it split from the Liberal Party from the aforementioned popular view of the Liberal Party, and as a result it does not have good relations with the Liberals. It is home to moderate liberals, largely business-friendly but all open to increased regulation. It is centered in the Eureka, where it effectively dominates. Outside of the state however it is in fierce opposition in the states of the West Coast, seeing the greatest success in Oregon and Cascadia. In both states it successful supplanted the National Union as of the main political parties in Oregon. Those two states are the only states in the entire US where the National Union is not the ruling party or the main opposition.
     
  5. Mekul Creator of a New Albion, a Region of North America

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  6. lord caedus Very legal and very cool

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    Fixed.
     
  9. Nofix Scalawag

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    I've never even watched Star Trek but I love these.
     
  10. lord caedus Very legal and very cool

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    But seriously, you should watch it.
     
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    Well, then you're gonna be in for a treat when you do.

    (granted, as you'd expect from a long-runner, there's quite a few bad apples, but I like to think that overall there's more good than bad)
     
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  13. Goweegie2 Infobox posting transgirl

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    Yeah, I think we'd all rather pretend Spock's Brain and Profit and Lace never happened
     
  14. Goweegie2 Infobox posting transgirl

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    I made the cabinet for my unified Scandinavia thing. I don't know too much about most of these politicians, so I probably assigned some of them to some ministries that don't match well with their skillsets

    Edit: had to fix the titles, I called them PM and Deputy PM when I meant Chancellor and Vice Chancellor

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    One week waiting for my laptop to be repaired and another disappointing road trip for the Mets later, I decided to make this. This, this hurt.

    The Mets entered their first World Series with enough hope to overflow the Hudson River, but should've seen warnings signs that went beyond their formidable Oriole foes. 1969 was not proving to be the kindest to New York teams when it came to facing their Baltimore counterparts. The Jets, the football franchise that bunked with the Mets at Shea Stadium, had been be blown out by 17 points by the Colts, with "Broadway Joe" Namath showing off his arm strength by completing not one, not two, but three 30+ yard passes... to the opposing team. Fullback Matt Snell was limited to 2.5 yards a carry, while Johny Unitas threw for 250 yards and two touchdowns. To hoist up even more red flags, that March would see the Knicks be swept by the Baltimore Bullets in the NBA semi-finals. But hey, the "Miracle Mets" had proven everyone wrong already, who's the say they couldn't shock the world again.

    Tom Seaver and Jerry Koosman would start the series off by giving up a combined nine runs throughout the first two games. Nolan Ryan would successfully come in for the save in game 3, giving the Mets some hope for a comeback. A comeback it sure looked like, going into the ninth inning of next night's game. That was before Brooks Robinson hit a two RBI double in the top of inning, making the Mets fall into a 3-1 hole. The fourth game would see more of the same from Robinson, who would hit a two-run homer after Koosman had beaned Frank Robinson in the hip. Robinson's homer would be to much of a hill for the Mets to climb even after a late innings comeback, and the Orioles would win their second World Series in three years.

    Within the coming decade, the Mets would file for bankruptcy and be forced by the League to move to Seattle in 1977, being renamed the Mariners. The Mariners would go on to establish a dynasty in the late 1990s and earlier 2000s, posting a record 116 wins in the 2001 season along the way. In a poetic twist, three of those World Series wins would come against the last remaining New York team, the Yankees.​
    At this point in the 2019 season, the Mariners are once again World Series favorites after just losing to the Dodgers in last year's NLCS with an all star pitching core anchored by Cy Young award winner Jacob DeGrom, Korean ace Hyun-Jin Ryu, and star closer Edwin Diaz along with a heavy hitting line up featuring Mike Trout, Micheal Conforto, and breakout Rookie of the Year candidate Pete Alonso.

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  16. emk163 Honestly why do I bother?

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    Not to be that guy but Earl Weaver must have had a hard time managing that World Series.
     
  17. Pat Paul Member

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    Ah, I see. Will fix.
     
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  18. Admiral Fisker Danish Gaullist

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    Make him Foreign Minister for maximum meme potential.

     
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  19. Planita13 Wishing for a Lake

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    Another post for my Gran Lago timeline, where a massive lake in Southern California doesn't dry up and sticks around to the modern day (with some help). This time hell in Europe. The thread for this timeline can be found here.

    not a particularly pleasant subject to cover. obviously I do not condone any kind of genocide or ethnic cleansing


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    Carved from the corpse of the German Empire, the Republic of Zapadoslavia is the culmination of the Russian State's rather successful program to permanently destroy the German state. Although the current Zapadoslavian government has long disavowed the Genocide mostly for the sake of good relations, the very nature of Zapadoslavia continues to overshadow any half-hearted attempt at reconciliation.

    The August Revolt in 1946 convinced the Russian State that even a defeated Germany would be a threat to Russia. Thus starting in 1947, the Russian State embarked on a decade long program of ethnic cleansing and genocide following the plan set by General P.an West. Entire towns were razed, cultural landmarks destroyed, and industry and infrastructure completely destroyed or imported elsewhere. Hundreds of thousands of Germans were killed, and several million fled occupied Germany into French occupied Rhineland and beyond. Meanwhile the Russian State encouraged Russian and other Slavs to migrate into depopulated region and settle. This was especially popular with the veterans of the German-Russian War who were often stationed in Germany themselves.

    Slavs forms a large majority of the population in Zapadoslavia today, mostly consisting of Russians. The current government is no longer a puppet of the Russian State, and in fact actively opposes them. However the treatment of Germans within its own borders and the very nature of the state overshadows Zapadoslavia's relationship with Western Europe. While France and the United Kingdom are somewhat willing to overlook its history, the remnant German states and the greater German Diaspora are far less willing.

    Today, Zapadoslavia is a dominate-party presidential republic, led by a President and a Prime Minister. It is a regional power with a strong economy and holds membership in the G20 and the OECD. It is armed with nuclear weapons and thus is part of the international Council of Nuclear-Armed States. It maintains good relations with the French Republic and is part of the French-led Strasbourg Community and the European Defence Pact.
     
  20. Glide08 "Oh yeah. That guy exists."

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    The Eurovision Song Contest 2019 was the 64th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest. The contest took place in Tel Aviv, Israel, following Israel's victory at the 2018 contest in Lisbon, Portugal, with the song "Toy", performed by Netta Barzilai. This was the third time Israel has hosted the contest, having previously hosted in 1979 and 1999. The contest was held at Expo Tel Aviv, the city's convention centre; it consisted of two semi-finals on 14 and 16 May, and the final on 18 May 2019. The three live shows were hosted by Erez Tal, Bar Refaeli, Assi Azar and Lucy Ayoub. The event was organized by the European Broadcasting Union and hosted by the Israeli Public Broadcasting Corporation.

    Forty-one countries took part in the contest, with Bulgaria and Ukraine absent. Bulgaria withdrew due to members of the delegation being moved to other projects, while Ukraine had originally planned to participate in the contest but withdrew due to the controversy that surrounded their national final. Surprisingly, the United States of America opted to participate in lieu of the latter, sending the up-to-then unknown Grandfather and Grandson duo of Richard (Rick) Sanchez and Mortimer (Morty) Smith.

    Despite its low showings in betting sites and multiple incidents from Sanchez's side, which included frequent moonings of other contestants in the Green room, an instance of "flipping the bird" during the flag parade, and ending both his performances with a barrage of vulgarities - aimed both at the audience and at Smith's repeated attempts at correction to the conventional "Thank you, Europe!" - the United States proceeded to win the contest with the duo's self-penned song, "Get Schwifty". However, the number of votes gathered by the American duo - 984, the maximum possible amount - immediately aroused suspicions of vote-rigging.

    Consequently, an investigation was launched by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), revealing that both the jury and televoting results were tampered with. The culprits for this were deemed to be Sanchez and Smith themselves, who apparently used technologies hitherto unknown to modern science to secure their landslide victory - for example, twenty-seven countries' juries were seemingly turned into snakes. As a result, Sanchez and Smith were forbidden from further participation in any and all future contests for their lifetimes, while the results of the contest itself were dismissed as fraudulent.

    A recount then took place by inspecting the aggregated betting site odds for the preceding contest in 2018, comparing them to the actual results, and applying the results of this comparison to the appropriate betting site odds for 2019. This recount crowned Australia, represented by Kate Miller-Heidke with the song "Zero Gravity", as winner; as Australia is forbidden from hosting the contest in its territory, hosting rights were assigned to the second-placed country, the Netherlands.

    The EBU reported that the contest had an audience of 182 million viewers across 40 markets all around Europe, which saw an increase by two percent in the 15–24 year old age range.
     
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