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  1. Roosevelt Yankee In Dixie

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    Which one came first, the monarchy or the UFO?
     
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    A scenario where the Allies actively supported the Warsaw Uprising.
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  6. XTrapnel Kentish Man, NOT Man of Kent

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    POD is David Smith not going to the police immediately when Ian Brady kills someone in front of him and drifting further into Brady's incoherent and self-pitying world, culminating in them collectively deciding to go out like Bonnie and Clyde (with markedly lower levels of success, naturally).

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    Anytime some Russian person calls Stalin a "great man", remind him of Stalin's assholery toward Poland.
     
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    A Wilde Time: Realistic Edition

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    Oscar Wilde
    was a writer, orator, and British politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1906 until his forced resignation in 1911. He was the founder of the Labour Party in 1892, aaalong with Keir Hardie, who would serve as Chancellor of the Exchequer in Wilde's administration. In 1911, former lover and now-Catholic, Alfred Douglas, outed Wilde as a homosexual, ending his political career in disgrace at the time. He was the first LGBT Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, and the last until the election of Anthony Crosland, the first bisexual, and first publically LGBT prime minister of the United Kingdom.

    He was first elected Member of Parliament in 1896, against an extremely strong Irish Parliamentary Party in the Dublin College Green constituency, close to where he was born. He was amongst the first Labour MPs elected, and gained a substantial minority of seats particularly in Ireland. Just four years later, in 1900, the Conservative Party practically collapses, along with the Irish Parliamentary Party, leading to Labour coming second, and Wilde becoming Leader of the Opposition. 19 years of leadership under the Marquess of Salisbury had taken its toll. Robert Gascoyne-Cecil would be referred to as the man who destroyed the Conservative Party, who had been pushed into a distant third place. The 1900 election allowed Henry Campbell-Bannerman to become Prime Minister. Before the shocking results of the 1900 election, Bannerman had considered an electoral pact with the Labour Party. Now knowing that they would be their main opponents in the election, they opted for a pact with the Conservatives, who would be practically fighting for survival. Thinking Wilde's ideas wild, this would later formulate into the Liberal-Conservative Pact.

    Shortly after becoming the Leader of the Opposition, the Marquess of Queensberry attempted to have him arrested for sodomy, due to the private relationship that Wilde had with Queensberry's son, Alfred Douglas. Wilde, knowing that this would mean the end of his electoral chances at this time, had a gagging order put in place, to make sure that no further substantial accusations were made. Queensberry's accusations were given some small attention, but they were considered part of the usual party political slander that would be thrown across the government and opposition benches.

    The frightening oratory skills that Wilde possessed was easy to see; both for Members of Parliament who heard him speak from the opposition box, and for those who clambered to hear his speeches wherever he went. Reports of his speeches would regularly be put in newspapers. This served to dramatically increase the popularity of the Labour Party and Wilde himself. Throughout his parliamentary career, Wilde continued his writings, which were of course extremely famous in their own right. Wilde was instrumental in starting the LGBT rights movement in 1905, by calling for some reforms to the way gay people were treated. Wilde had to tread carefully, in order to not face the wrath of the country and government benches. He announced that, if elected, a Labour government would reform the law so that homosexuals could privately conduct their business within their homes, but stated that bans elsewhere would stay in place. He also pledged to end chemical castration as a 'treatment', and said that an increase in the minimum sentence for sodomy and gross indecency would compensate for this. Wilde would later write in his journals that it severely pained him to do this, but his party colleagues sternly told him that going gung-ho with the reforms would sadly not end well for him or the Party and would have to make compensations such as increasing sentences. He also committed to decrease the powers of the House of Lords, and replace the judicial functions of the Lords with a supreme court.

    In the 1906 General Election, Labour received an overall majority of 23 seats, with the Liberals losing under the leadership of Campbell-Bannerman, who would be relegated to the position of Leader of the Opposition for the second time. The Conservatives, who had elected Joseph Chamberlain (father to Neville and Austen) as their new leader, suffered even more losses, only managing to hold 87 seats. The Labour Party, which had only been in existence for eleven years, had managed a majority. Bannerman conceded defeat, and headed for Buckingham Palace where he advised the King to send for Oscar Wilde to form a new administration. Oscar Wilde was then declared the new Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, where he composed the first socialist cabinet in the history of the country, or its predecessors. Keir Hardie was Chancellor of the Exchequer, Arthur Henderson was Foreign Secretary, and William Abraham, former Liberal-Unionist, was the new Home Secretary.

    The reforms that Wilde promised were eventually passed, with severe backlash from the opposition and some even from his parliamentary colleagues. The reforms to the Lords passed much easier, making it harder for the Lords to undermine the decisions of the Commons. The judiciary and setting up the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom, with ten Justices appointed at the time. They agreed, for the starting ten, to have five justices from the Labour Party, four from the Liberal Party, and one from the Conservatives. Whenever a justice resigned or died, they would be replaced by someone at the discretion of the Prime Minister of the time. Notable justices appointed included Justice Primrose, former Prime Minister, Justice Asquith, the former Home Secretary, and the sole Conservative, Justice Giffard, twice Lord High Chancellor. They would all, of course, technically renounce their parties. It would become a trend for statesmen to regularly be made justices, a trend that is still seen today.

    Although Wilde wanted to commit to further reforms to LGBT rights, he was pressured by his cabinet into not doing so, as they saw that it would severely hurt their chances at winning the next election against the Liberals. The reforms to LGBT rights that they already had enacted had caused damage to their popularity, alienating some support. The reforms to the Lords had proved somewhat controversial as well, but was eventually accepted by-and-large by the opposition. His main pledge in this election was for worker reforms and more power for trade unions. In the 1910 general election, Labour managed to hold on to power with a slim majority of 4. The Liberals won all of the seats Labour lost, while the continuing destruction of the Conservative party had a mix of gains from Labour and the Liberals. The Tories had lost half of its seats and was left with just 48 seats. Joseph Chamberlain resigned the Conservative leadership, and was replaced by the final Conservative leader, Andrew Bonar Law. Bonar Law did not last even a year before the vast majority of Conservative MPs, spearheaded by Stanley Baldwin, defected to the newly formed Reactionary Parliamentary Group. Soon after this, the remaining Conservative Party voted to dissolve itself and bring about the final end of an era in British politics. This happened on Boxing Day 1910. The Reactionary Parliamentary Group reorganised itself into the Reactionary Party, taking the Conservatives place as the voice of the right wing.

    Bannerman decided to call time on his premiership of the party, and was replaced by Winston Churchill. This paved the way to some of the most interesting debates that the Commons have ever seen; debates between Prime Minister Wilde and Leader of the Opposition Churchill were very empassioned, and at some points very loud. This, however, only lasted just over a year. Oscar Wilde's former lover, Alfred Douglas, converted to Catholicism in 1911, and followed in his father's political footsteps, becoming a Reactionary (successor to the Conservatives). Embodying his father the Marquess of Queensberry's hatred of Wilde, he confirmed the reports of his homosexuality by revealing what he and Wilde had once done in the private company of one another. This caused a ruptuous outroar in the House of Commons. It was expected that Winston Churchill would table a confidence motion in the Government, but did not do so. The Leader of the Reactionary Party, Stanley Baldwin, called for one eventually. Winston Churchill did not table a confidence motion as he himself did not think homosexuality was much of a moral problem, and not something to get into a fuss about. In later life, Churchill would be noted for his friendship with Noel Coward. The no-confidence motion was blocked in favour of the government, with the Ayes to the right, 315, and the Noes to the left, 314. Some of his own party voted against him due to the revelation, and his own party told him that if he does not resign, they would force him out.

    Wilde did not want to rupture the party he helped start, and agreed to move aside quietly. Due to a matter of just his own orientation, the founder of the Labour Party was forced out of his own leadership and premiership of the party. In the leadership election that followed, Arthur Henderson was the frontrunner, but he was surprisingly toppled by the Chancellor, Keir Hardie. Privately, Wilde was pleased that his co-founder took the top job instead of Henderson, due to his perception that he had more experience than Arthur. Oscar Wilde resigned as Party Leader on 9th September 1911, before leaving Downing Street for the final time, heading for Buckingham Palace, and asking the new King, George V, who had been coronated only months prior, to send for Keir Hardie to form a new administration. After this, Wilde retired to the backbenches, but would not be seen very much. He would make the occasional speech, but not anything that received much media attention. Keir Hardie attempted to make radical reforms to trade unions, but Churchill put forward his own confidence motion in the Government, which confirmed that this time the House did NOT have confidence in the Her Majesty's Government. This was barely four months into Hardie's administration. Rather than try to form an agreement, Hardie decided to call an election. The Liberals would win with a landslide majority, with the Reactionaries under Stanley Baldwin recovering to just over a hundred seats again. Hardie would then resign himself, and he was replaced by former Home Secretary William Abraham. Hardie served for eight months; he was the fourth shortest serving Prime Minister in history. He would also live for one of the shortest times after leaving office; the Liberal landslide was in May 1912 and Hardie died three years later in September 1915.

    Oscar Wilde remained in Parliament until 1914, when he left the Commons to completely focus on his now-damaged writing career. He was replaced as MP for Dublin College Green by his party colleague, Thomas Farren. His forced resignation, and especially Alfred's betrayal, had an extremely noticable effect on his health, and he was never truly the same again after that. He would fall into a deep depression from which he would not ever truly recover from. His private writings suggested that he was likely to resign in the new year (1912) anyway, but he repeatedly wrote of his shock at Alfred's betrayal of him. Despite the fact that Alfred had singlehandedly destroyed Wilde's career, Wilde often wrote of how he still loved Douglas. Oscar Wilde would go on to die relatively young at the age of 66 on 12 April 1921; certainly brought about because of the declining health after his downfall. Ramsay MacDonald would come to power the year after he died, and Ramsay, as Leader of the Opposition, stated that he would have invited Wilde to become a Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom had he not died. Wilde had written of his possible interest in taking up such a role. Historians often consider him one of the best Prime Ministers in history. He is also regarded as the main cause of the major decline in the Irish independence movement; some say that if he was never Prime Minister, that most, if not all of Ireland, would have declared independence.

    (Once again, I have enjoyed writing this one. The final version, the Pessimist's Edition, will hopefully be completed tomorrow. It's going to get really, really depressing, and really, really quickly. More feedback before the final version would be greatly appreciated!)

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  9. Osk Eu set di la Oskaña

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    From the UAR-verse, the wikibox timeline chart of Counts of Massachusetts:

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    List of Counts of Massachusetts

    1. John (Adams) 1790-1820 (abdicated) ~30 years
    2. John Quincy I (Adams) 1820-1848 ~28 years
    3. Charles I (Adams) 1848-1886 ~38 years
    4. John Quincy II (Adams) 1886-1894 ~8 years
    5. Charles II (Adams) 1894-1954 ~60 years
    6. Charles III (Adams) 1954-1999 ~45 years
    7. Charles IV (Adams) 1999-2001 ~3 yeas
    8. Charles V (Adams) 2001-present ~18 years

    Count Charles V is the current Executive-President of the Union as well.
     
  10. The Professor Pontifex Collegii Vexillographiariorum

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    Cool.
    Looking to the third one.
    Incidentally, I hope this becomes a trend to do 3 different versions.
     
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  11. Comrade TruthTeller Writing unrealistic british drabble

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    Thanksy! For me, this probably won't become a habit; it just so happens that I have overcome writer's block with this story as there is so much to go for.
     
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  12. Red Arturoist Napoleon II. - Marxist-Arturoist-Trałkaist Donor

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    The post is purely representative/constitutional, isn't it? And what other counts/dukes/earls/etc. are there?
     
  13. Comrade TruthTeller Writing unrealistic british drabble

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    Before I post the long Pessimist's Edition of A Wilde Time, here's a quickie. Basically, I hate how Alan Turing's story ended, having been chemically castrated, stripped of his clearances, and kept a secret for decades after his death, just because he was gay, so here's an infobox with 4/5 divergences, depending on how you see it. The first divergence is that Christopher Morcom (Alan Turing's real life first love) doesn't die in 1930 of bovine tuberculosis. Secondly, either homosexuality is legalised before what would have been his gross indecency charge, or he is never charged for gross indecency in the 50s. Thirdly, Alan Turing doesn't die in the 50s (whether that was suicide or not is up for debate). Fourthly, Morcom and Turing live into their hundreds, possibly seeing the legalisation of homosexuality in 67 (or if it was before they would have anyway) enter a civil partnership in 2004 at the age of 92 and 93, and become the oldest couple to marry in 2014, at the ages of 102 and 103. Turing and Morcom both die in 2016 at the ages of 104 and 105.

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  14. Osk Eu set di la Oskaña

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    The Union of American Realms is confederal state in the vein of the modern EU, although with greater unity largely as a result of a shared colonial past and language. The confederal government is comprised of three components: (a) the Union Assembly, a unicameral legislature tasked with accepting international treaties and trade agreements passed by the Council of Executives, along with settling intra-realm disputes and passing confederal legislation - this body is led by the High Speaker of the Assembly; (b) the Council of Executives, with every realm executive holding a seat, able to admit new realms and executing the limited confederal executive functions - this body is led by the Governor-President of the Council, and; (c) the office of Monarch-President of the Union, a ceremonial office held by House Washington, residing on Mount Vernon - the Monarch-President holds nearly zero actual power outside of immense cultural currency.

    The confederal government of the UAR is rather decentralized, though the modern age has lent itself to centralization. Since the late 19th Century, the Union Assembly has gained influence and power, particularly as the rise of international commerce took hold in the 20th Century. UA members are elected every six years on an alternating basis, with the Assembly divided into two classes. The Council of Executives similarly elects the Governor-President every six years. Each executive can also appoint one member to their realm's delegation to the Union Assembly.

    The UAR is divided into 33 realms, each organized under one of four types of realm-government styles. The Constitution-of-the-Union mandating that every realm have an executive that reigns for life. Each realm is quasi-autonomous, often times getting in disputes amongst themselves and fostering different cultures over the years. Some realms have strong executives-for-life, others have made the office a ceremonial one similar to that of Monarch-President. The types of realms are:

    Governates

    13 of the 33 Realms are organized as Governates, making it the plurality form of organization in the Union. Governates hail from the early examples of the New York and Georgia governments. They are led by a Lord-Governor, who is popularly elected and who has significant authority in realm-affairs. Governates, however, also tend to have strong legislatures, typically bicameral with a popularly elected body and a body made up of the realm's earls. The role of nobility is weaker than in counties since earls in Governates are popularly elected. Although Transylvania is technically called the Commonwealth of Transylvania, it's government is a governate - Transylvania's earldoms are also called counties.

    Counties

    12 of the 33 Realms are organized as Counties of the Realm. Counties hold their origins in the New England realms, although are also prevalent in the Great Lakes region. Counties are traditionally led by powerful, hereditary executive and a unicameral, popularly elected legislature. New Haven remains the only county to allow the popular election of Counts, with the children of Counts becoming Viscounts (a special noble rank found only in New Haven). Nobilities in counties lack significant control outside of lobbying and influence as a result of a lack of governmental body; nonetheless, counties are sub-divided into earldoms which can be hereditary, elected, or a mix of both.

    Duchies

    The Duchies represent four of the realms. Duchies are led by a strong executive and having either a unicameral legislature made up of the realm nobility, or a bicameral legislature with a superior house made up of the nobility. In the past, duchies have proven rather realmist, and two of the four duchies currently have executives who align with realmist views (Charles III of Palmetto firm believer in realmism, and Joseph III of Lower Canada firm believer in theonationalism).

    Commonwealths

    The four commonwealths are home to the weakest executives of all the realms. Imperators have little to no power and are popularly elected to serve confederal functions at the Executive Council. There are little to no nobility in the commonwealths and all positions are popularly elected. Imperators may designate peerages, but these peerages hold no political or administrative power. Commonwealths have strong legislatures, typically unicameral, with most of the realm's executive functions lying in the hands of the head of the respective legislature. In most instances, imperators hold ceremonial functions, but have limited executive influence in government.

    Additionally, there are four Native Confederacies that also make up the Union: the Great Southern Confederacy, the Calusa Confederacy, the Northwest Confederacy and the Huadenosaunee Confederacy.
     
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    Thanks for the excellent explanation, @Osk !
     
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    And finally, 2016.

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    Is this a written-out timeline? I gotta say, the concept is pretty interesting and well done.
     
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    A general election was held in the Republic of the Isles on 11 August 2019 to elect all 33 members of the Eyjarsting. The incumbent People's Party minority government was defeated. The Greens, recording their best performance to date, formed a minority government supported by the Centre, Farmer and Fisher, and Labour parties.
     
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    Another post from my Führerreich TL, again with the help of @Erinthecute, this time it's the latest election in Sweden. I was gonna do a whole Wikipage for this, but I kept procrastinating so I decided to just post it like this

    General elections were held in Sweden on 1 June 2019 to elect all 353 members of the Riksdag. This was the first snap election under the 1951 constitution, breaking the 3-year cycle for the very first time. The Conservative government of Mika Boskovic, Sweden's first Prime Minister of entirely non-Swedish descent, was defeated and a Labour Party government under Kent Forsman was formed. Despite this, the Labour Party fell to its worst result in over a century (excluding when democracy was abolished from 1936 to 1951), and the parliamentary bloc formed by the Conservative Party and the Expat Swedes' Party formed the plurality in the Riksdag, marking the first time since the restoration of democracy in 1951 that the Labour Party did not hold a plurality in the Riksdag. Despite this, the Conservative bloc also lost seats, with the Motherland Party (Fosterlandspartiet in Swedish) losing seats as well. The remaining parties all gained seats, with the Green Federation soaring to its best result in its history

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    Deadpool 3 is a 2022 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character Deadpool. It is the thirty-second film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), as well as the first R-rated MCU film, and is the sequel to 2016's Deadpool and 2018's Deadpool 2, both of which took place in the X-Men film series. The film was directed by David Leitch from a screenplay by Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick, and Ryan Reynolds, who stars in the title role alongside Josh Brolin, Morena Baccarin, Zazie Beetz, Seth Green, Julian Dennison, Stefan Kapičić, Brianna Hildebrand, Leslie Uggams, Karan Soni, and Shioli Kutsuna. In the film, Deadpool and the X-Force attempt to reunite an ill-tempered, anthropomorphic, funny duck named Howard, trapped on Earth in the aftermath of Avengers: Endgame's final battle, with the interstellar group of thieves, smugglers, and pirates of which he is a member of, the Ravagers.

    20th Century Fox's plans for a sequel to Deadpool 2 began before the film's release, and were confirmed in November 2016, though with the confirmation that Deadpool 2 would set up the X-Force team, it was alluded to that a future film would be focused on said team, separate from a stand-alone Deadpool 3. However, after the acquisition of 21st Century Fox by Disney was announced in December 2017, Disney CEO Bob Iger said that Deadpool would be integrated with the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) under Disney, and that the company would be willing to make future R-rated Deadpool films. By April 2020, Reynolds, Reese and Wernick, and Leitch had signed deals with Marvel to star in, write, and direct the third Deadpool film, respectively, and the film was officially announced for a release date of July 29, 2022, at the 2021 San Diego Comic-Con in July, alongside confirmation that most of the original Deadpool cast members would be returning to reprise their roles. Filming took place at Pinewood Atlanta Studios in Fayette County, Georgia, as well as in British Columbia, from August to December 2021.

    Deadpool 3 held its world premiere in Hollywood on July 18, 2022, and was released in the United States on July 29, 2022, in IMAX and 3D. It grossed over $877 million worldwide, becoming the seventh-highest-grossing film of 2018, in addition to surpassing Deadpool 2 as the highest-grossing R-rated film of all time, as well as surpassing Deadpool to become the highest-grossing Deadpool film. The film was a critical and commercial success, receiving praise for its humor, acting (particularly Reynolds, Brolin, and Beetz's performances), story, and action sequences. A PG-13 rated version of the film, titled Deadpool Joins the Marvel Universe, released on December 14, 2022, to mixed reviews.​
     
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