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  1. HeX Self-Proclaimed Disney Expert

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    Here's what I said before:
    This is America at the best it can be. Racism and sexism are mostly eradicated (largely due to a very successful Redemption [TTL's Reconstruction] following a far more radical Civil War), Kansas, Nebraska, and Iowa have significant numbers of non-Redeemed (i.e. still racist/sexist) citizens, hence why the Democratic-Republican Party has two uber-racists on its ticket. (That's all the Dem.-Reps. are these days, a minor party focused on racism that got inflated due to rising tensions in the Election of 1912.)
     
  2. Amateur Psephologist Jack of all trades, master of none.

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    Depends on the context.
     
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  3. Red Arturoist Napoleon II. - Marxist-Arturoist-Trałkaist Donor

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    Manuela Schwesig is in OTL the Ministerpräsident of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. She is a member of SPD.
     
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    Infobox for West Florida, the first state to be added to the Federation after the original 11 and the second most French speaking state after Louisiana.

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  9. prime-minister Commander of High Authoritah

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    Safety First: WI the Tories had been the largest party in 1929?

    Going into the 1929 election, Labour and the Liberals were in much better spirits than the Tories. Stanley Baldwin's cabinet had been described as 'old and exhausted', the Tories' slogan of 'Safety First' was seen as less ambitious than Labour and the Liberals' plans to 'conquer unemployment' as the British economy declined, and it seemed certain Baldwin would not win another term in Number 10.

    But in politics, nothing is as it seems sometimes, and the 1929 election was one of the most shocking in decades.

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    While Labour and the Liberals did deprive Baldwin of an overall majority, the result was far less dominant than they had hoped. Despite Lloyd George's strenuous campaigning and the huge increase in the Liberal vote from 1924, the party only gained eight MPs compared to its 1924 rout, and while Labour made a much more impressive gain of 111 seats, rising above 200 seats for the first time in the party's history in the process, they had fallen far short of expectations. While Baldwin was tempted to drag his feet and hope to come back stronger at the next election like he had in 1924, this time he decided to continue as Prime Minister and lead a minority government since he was much closer to still having a majority compared to then. He declared during the first speech of the Third Baldwin Ministry that 'I pledged to the British people that we would deliver 'Safety First', and safety from the chaos of socialism is exactly what this Conservative government will provide!'

    This triumphalism, however, was misplaced, not least because his decision to continue in government has been looked back on as the biggest mistake of any of his premierships and because it would put the Tories out of government for the longest period since before the Tamworth Manifesto.

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    It wasn't long after Baldwin's government was re-elected that he ran into trouble. When, in October, the New York Stock Exchange experienced a colossal crash, the economy continued to worsen, and the refusal of Chancellor Winston Churchill to resign led to accusations of complacency and inflexibility on the government's part. Despite pressure from numerous different political sources, particularly the owner of the Express and Evening Standard Lord Beaverbrook and the Daily Mail's proprietor Lord Rothermere, who advocated for free trade and closer economic ties with the British Empire and for a policy agenda akin to Mussolini's Republican Fascist Party respectively, Baldwin refused to change track from the laissez-faire approach his government had fostered since it first came into office, despite his plurality being eroded during 1929 and 1930 with by-election defeats in Twickenham, Bromley and South Paddington, the latter by a candidate endorsed by the Empire Crusade Party supported by Beaverbrook.

    However, the moment generally agreed to be the killing blow to Baldwin's government was the Tories' defeat in the Westminster St George's by-election in March 1931, a seat the party had won by a 60% margin at the last election, at the hands of another Empire Crusade-associated candidate. The Express, Standard and Mail all ran headlines the following day declaring Baldwin should resign as Prime Minister, but he did so in a manner that shocked the nation- he went to the King and called for a dissolution of Parliament, setting the next election for the 30th April 1931. Despite many guessing the King was uncomfortable with such a decision, the dissolution was allowed.

    At first, this seemed like a stroke of genius- despite dissatisfaction with the Tories, most voters were not particularly keen on bolting to Labour, the Liberals or the Empire Crusade Party (especially since the latter was more of a pressure group than a cohesive party, endorsing candidates here and there). But on the 9th April, Liberal leader David Lloyd George and Labour leader Ramsay MacDonald held a press conference declaring that, if they won enough seats to outnumber the Tories once again, their two parties would form a 'National Government'. This coalition would seek to implement public works programmes to ease the impact of the Depression, though Lloyd George would serve as PM rather than MacDonald (due to the resistance to Labour from many middle-class voters, even in such dire economic hardship) and significant checks and balances would be implemented to ensure spending on such programmes was kept in check.
    This Keynesian approach was not met with universal appreciation within the party; opposition went as far up as Labour's Shadow Chancellor Philip Snowden, who resigned from the party in protest; but voters wanted a change, and it sounded more of a coherent solution than free trade within the Empire or Baldwin's solution of doing nothing.

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    Even with how unpopular the government had become, the sheer scale of the Tories' defeat was unexpected by many. The Conservatives tumbled to their smallest tally in history, returning just 124 MPs, and won less than 30% of the vote for the first time since 1832. By contrast, the National Government parties won 481 seats and over 70% of the vote between them, by far the biggest victory of any government since universal suffrage. Lloyd George became PM for the second time, and while many voters were skeptical that he could deliver the dramatic reforms he promised, most Labour and Liberal supporters wanted to stay optimistic.

    (Sorry if this sounds pretty ludicrous, it's just a scenario I thought would be interesting, and hopefully where it goes will be too.)
     
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    The Republic of Texas is a Unitary Presidential Republic that won its independence from Mexico in the 1830's & 40's. The young republic fought a long and hard-fought war for their independence and them attempted to join their neighbor to the east the Federated States of Dixie, however, the threat of another war with Mexico spoiled any potential union for the Dixians. Opposition in Dixie led by then-president Henry Clay and his National Party prevented Texas from joining.

    Texas modeled its new government off of Dixie except with a 3-year presidency with no term limits and a Senate that was originally appointed by the president and approved by the House of Delegates. The Senate is now elected by Proportional Represent with lists chosen by the parties of which in Texas there are only 2 major ones: the Democratic Party (which gets its name from the Dixie Democratic Party) with Sam Houston as its first major politician and the Liberal Party which is descended from Stephen Austin's Republican Party.

    Lyndon B. Johnson is the longest serving president in Texas history winning an unparalleled 6 consecutive presidential elections starting in 1955 until his death in 1973 where he was succeeded by Senate President Ralph Yarborough. Johnson is one of the most popular presidents in Texas history being known for greatly expanding voting and civil rights for racial minorities as well as passing wide sweeping welfare and healthcare programs.

    In recent years Texas has been controlled by the Democratic Party. Since the retirement of Liberal president Ann Richards in 2002, the Democrats have controlled the Presidency, the Senate, and the House (except for 2009-2012 with a Liberal House and Liberal Chris Bell as the president).

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  11. ETGalaxy Long live the King of America!

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    Chief Minister Olga Sánchez Cordero began her ministry in 2015 as a fairly popular leader, having succeeded Royalist Chief Minister Jeb Bush and would quickly recover the United Empire of Fredonia from the recession that had cost her predecessor victory in the 2015 general election. Furthermore, the Sánchez Cordero ministry led the Popular Coalition, a left-wing political coalition dominating Parliament that consisted of the Federalist-Labor Party, the Continental Workers' Party, the Ecologists' Party, and the Cooperative Party. However, while the initial years of the Sánchez Cordero ministry were very successful, with a slew of welfare programs and civil rights legislation being passed (not to mention a very successful foreign policy that saw Spain join the Coalition of Free Nations), the moderate economic policy of the chief minister generated criticism from the growing left wing of the FLP, primarily from MP Rashida Tlaib, who had become a staunch advocate for prominent left-wing policies within the FLP, such as the nationalization of the healthcare industry, the end of Fredonian military occupation within southern Africa, and the Ten Year Plan. After MP Richard Trumka of the Continental Workers' Party was succeeded by MP Victoria Ocasio-Cortez following a leadership election in the March of 2019, Olga Sánchez Cordero and numerous moderates became notorious for vetoing left-wing legislation promoted by other members of the Popular Coalition, which prompted MP Rashida Tlaib to announce her intent to run for the leadership position of the FLP on August 5th, 2019. With the first ballot of the leadership election scheduled for November 1st, 2019, the chief minister and eight other candidates have announced their candidacy for leadership alongside MP Tlaib, three of which have since dropped out. All the while, the CWP continues calls for Popular Coalition leadership elections, which has in turn spurred calls from within the Royalist Party for a general election.

    The Honorable MP Pete Buttigieg: Elected to the seat representing the city he was previously the mayor of, Pete Buttigieg has won much of his support within the FLP by depicting himself as the center-left establishment's alternative to Chief Minister Sánchez Cordero by promoting moderate proposals that aren't too far off from the positions of the chief minister. Buttigieg has released his own plan to transition the United Empire to one hundred percent renewable energy by 2049, a healthcare plan that would strengthen funds for the Imperial Health Service while giving more power to the private healthcare industry, and an amendment to the Fredonian constitution that would strengthen civil rights for the LQBTQ community, which MP Buttigieg himself is a member of. Economically, Buttigieg is otherwise a self-described "fiscal conservative," which has allowed for him to win the nomination of a handful of former Soames supporters. Once in third place with nominations, Pete Buttigieg has since been surpassed by MPs Chavez-Thompson and Soames.

    The Honorable MP Linda Chavez-Thompson: As the candidate furthest to the left within FLP leadership election, MP Chavez-Thompson has found herself in an interesting position. A self-described "guildist-levellist" and former premier of the Imperial Syndicate of Trade Guilds, Chavez-Thompson dances on the line between the furthest left of the Federalist-Labor Party and the most moderate of the Continental Workers' Party by advocating for extensive populist reform that would increase workers' rights and vastly expand trade guild membership and power within Fredonia, which has earned Chavez-Thompson praise from the CWP, especially Guildist-Owenites. Chavez-Thompson has also released her own version of the Ten Year Plan that ensures all jobs created by said plan to convert the United Empire to one hundred percent renewable energy within a decade would be guaranteed to have trade guilds while also calling for the nationalization of a large portion of the Fredonian energy industry. Chavez-Thompson has also been known for a very socially progressive collection of policies that would provide protections to disenfranchised minorities and provide substantial welfare to those below the poverty line. Originally deemed a long-shot candidate, Linda Chavez-Thompson has since gained enough support to rise to third place in the 2019 leadership election.

    The Honorable MP Thomas Mulcair: Once the de facto leader of the left wing of the Federalist-Labor Party that challenged Olga Sánchez Cordero for party leadership in 2015, Mulcair has since been overshadowed by newer and more left-leaning MPs. Nonetheless, Mulcair decided to throw his hat into the ring of contenders for FLP leadership in 2019 by serving as a more moderate option for the party's left wing. Mulcair has called for healthcare nationalization, has supported the Ten Year Plan, and has promoted funding poorer communities, but aside from a few more regulations on larger corporations and a new wealth tax, Mulcair doesn't go as far to the left economically as many of his peers, both within and out the FLP. While Mulcair has risen to a position of prominence amongst northeastern progressives, he has failed to rise to the position he had once occupied in 2015 and has slid to sixth place in endorsements.

    The Honorable Chief Minister Olga Sánchez Cordero: Once the symbol of a new age of Fredonian prosperity, Chief Minister Olga Sánchez Cordero has since become the symbol of the August Crisis of 2019 in which the Federalist-Labor Party, the Popular Coalition, and the Fredonian government itself all face chaotic calls for elections and changes in power. After leading the efforts to block left-wing proposals that otherwise would have passed through Congress, Sánchez Cordero has inadvertently caused the Federalist-Labor Party to fracture and has recently faced much criticism for her inability to end the Fredonian military presence in previously Jacobin-Jeffersonian republics in southern Africa that were occupied via an Anglo-Fredonian invasion after the War of 1985. Even so, Olga Sánchez Cordero boasts an impressive track record that has promoted increased egalitarian legislation to benefit marginalized groups, expanded the Imperial Health Service and Department of Environmental Protection, called for increased global cooperation in regards to climate change, and most notably ended the Recession of 2015 by implementing economic reforms and regulations. Even as Rashida Tlaib catches up, Chief Minister Olga Sánchez Cordero holds a majority of endorsements amongst MPs despite faltering behind MP Tlaib in public support.

    The Honorable MP Sir Joseph Sestak: Despite being a late entry in the 2019 Federalist-Labor Party leadership election, Sir Joseph Sestak is already anticipated to prove to be a big challenge for his opponents to overcome in November. A veteran of the South African War in the 1990s, Sestak has since risen to a position of prominence within the FLP and had even managed to become the Secretary of the Navy during the Gore ministry of the early 2000s. While being notorious for his poor relations with the FLP establishment, Sestak has been a very influential force within the Fredonian government by advocating for a total pullout of Fredonian presence in southern Africa by 2024, promoting denuclearization, calling for an international push towards renewable energy, and proposing trade union protection expansion and protection legislation. As a consistent critic of Olga Sánchez Cordero, Joseph Sestak was always speculated to announce his candidacy for the leadership of the FLP, and now that the controversial MP has announced his candidacy his rise in support seems very likely, even if Sestak is currently in seventh place when it comes to endorsements.

    The Honorable MP Sir Nicholas Soames: The heir to one of the most powerful political dynasties in the Fredonia, Nicholas Soames is the grandson of the former Chief Minister, Secretary of War, and Federalist Party leader Leonard Spencer-Churchill and continues to promote the fiscally conservative policies of the former Liberal Party. As the most moderate candidate in the FLP leadership election, Soames sought to generate the support of the market liberal Calhoun Caucus and initially did a decent job, advocating for continued military buildup (including in space), support for small businesses, and cooperation between the Imperial Health Service and private healthcare. However, outside of the Calhoun Caucus, Soames has struggled to find much support and has fallen behind in support as more left-leaning moderates joined the race, and recent allegations of sexism have especially harmed Soames. The increasingly controversial MP sits in fourth place in endorsements, however, this is expected to eventually change.

    The Honorable MP Rashida Tlaib: Since moving from local legislative politics in Ohio to the national political scene in 2015, Rashida Tlaib has become one of the most influential currently serving MPs by challenging Chief Minister Olga Sánchez Cordero for Federalist-Labor Party leadership in the August of 2019. By promoting policies left of the more moderate Sánchez Cordero ministry, Tlaib soon began to come at odds with the FLP establishment and would eventually become one of the new faces of the movement to push the FLP to the left. MP Tlaib is the founder of the Ten Year Plan, a proposal that would convert Fredonia to one hundred percent renewable energy within a decade via a collection of social works programs, and has become a champion of the total nationalization of the private healthcare industry. After many left-wing bills, many of which were promoted by Victoria Ocasio-Cortez and supported by Tlaib and fellow progressives, were blocked by moderates, including those within the FLP, Rashida Tlaib took it upon herself to challenge the FLP establishment and has already garnered much support. Alongside her signature issues of the Ten Year Plan and healthcare nationalization, Rashida Tlaib supports extensive immigration reform to better provide asylum to refugees from nations still recovering from the effects of Jacobin-Jeffersonianism and guarantee the rights of immigrants, is a supporter of strengthening trade guild membership, and supports extensive progressive taxation to combat conglomerates. Even after five other candidates have stuck around in the race for FLP leadership, Tlaib remains second place in legislative endorsements and boasts a plurality of public support amongst registered Federalist-Labor Party voters.​


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  12. Newne76 Prime Minister of Soda

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    Just Something I came up with in my spare time, complete with a french speaking Lincoln, German Revolutionary, Prussian Queen, an Actor and a Quebecois turned cuban who also became Prime Minister. I haven't really thought of possible lore for such a universe at the moment, but the UI party essentially becomes the dominant party throughout the United States from the mid 1850s to the late 1990s, where there is a period of opposition taking the helm of the country in the form of Jean Chrétien Santa Cruz.
    In terms of historical notes for such a universe, I opted to come up with a small biography for each.

    Abraham Lincoln- Born in Kentucky, Lincoln is relatively the same until his early 20s, when he is taught french and is radicalized into Quebec Independence from the British Canadians. He joins the Patriotes army during the Lower Canada Rebellion in 1837, with him rejecting calls to become the president of the Lower Canadian Republic.

    With the failure of the rebellion, he opens up a pro-Quebec french speaking newspaper store in the newly admitted state of Michigan, joining the War Peacocks in their cries for the liberation of Quebec by American Forces, starting the 1st Anglo-American War or the War of 1840. He would not participate in any fighting, but would move to Quebec and become a well known author, wit and propagandist, with some calling him the "french speaking Thomas Paine".

    When the War ends, the newly won Quebec is admitted as a Free State in exchange for accepting Cuba as a slave state (being purchased by Spain). Lincoln stands as a senator and is elected by the national assembly unanimously as it's second senator after Bourget. He would remain an influential figure in Quebecois politics throughout his adult life,seeing inspiration with Napoleon while also rejecting the idea of a monarchy within Quebec,remaining attached to some facets of republican government.
    He would soon create the Union Inconditionnelle (UI), a political party which pushed french speaking issues throughout Quebec and wanted a more french friendly foreign policy.

    The man's time as senator would see him be a hardliner against slavery, proclaiming liberty and equality for all men. This would infuriate southern politicians with his speaking style agaisnt slavery,and would lead to his almost fatal caning on the senate floor by a pro slavery senator named James Shields. (The two would later reconcile and remain good friends until Lincoln's death) During the Mexican-American War, Lincoln would implore President Polk to ensure the safety of the Missouri Compromise of slave and free state,though his impassioned senate speeches would fall on mostly death ears.

    The growing divides between the south and the north would increase year by year until Lincoln's appointment as Commanding General of the United States Army, owing to his experience fighting Mormons in present day Utah in the aptly named Mormon War. He would be dissillusioned with republican ideals somewhat, and turn to radical populism for a time before remaining steadfast in the pro french political party of his creation.

    Even so, the breif year or two within the Liberty or Death party enabled him to align himself with some pro french factions of the Army in the northeast. While having some reservations owing to his long public service career, he would lead the April Revolution which overthrew the United States Government and forced the surrender of then President John C. Breckenridge along with most of the cabinet.

    The ensuing power vacuum would be filled by Lincoln after a bloody quelling of several instant uprisings against the military government. Now offering jobs to the former Breckenridge Cabinet within the newly created Parliament, they all aligned themselves with the UI when facing Lincoln, plotting behind his back when it had been turned away to deal with a rebellion in person. This rebellion soon turned into a full scale civil war, with thirteen states leaving the Union within two months of his seizure of power. This group declared themselves the 2nd Continental American Congress (CAC) and took up arms against the United States.

    The resulting civil war was a long and bloody one, with famous political names such as Carl Schurz and Joseph Hooker fighting for the Union and winning several spectacular victories, though General Rosecrans would stumble heavily in the opening stages before his firing in mid May of 1863. The War took longer to win that most had expected, and eventualy ended with the surrender of the CAC and the begining of Reconstruction. Lincoln would lead such efforts with a rather harsh policy for the South, punishing them for rebelling and aligning himself with radicals within the UI.

    He was the first Prime Minister to go through and survive a no confidence vote in 1871. Lincoln would retaliate by executing those who had voted for a no confidence vote and calling snap elections the following year to increase his political majority and saw the defeat of many of those who had voted against the government.

    In other realms Lincoln would be a pusher of expansion and industrialization, allowing more monopolies to fuel the growing peacetime american economy while plans for eventual colonies were being discussed. However, Lincoln would not live to see these proposals go beyond much of worded proposals and letters, suffering a stroke in July of 1879 and passing away less than a month later.

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  13. Airesien Well-Known Member

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    Why would Labour not form a majority government on their own? They don't need the Liberals to govern.
     
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    Van Buren is assassinated in 1838 and is succeeded by Richard Johnson, the first President Johnson. He would go on to have a rocky relationship with his party...
     
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    Richard Johnson was the 9th President of the United States, and the first to assume the presidency on the death of the incumbent. He would set thet precedent that the Vice President would be first in line to the presidency when the President dies. He would prove to be so unpopular that he wasn't selected by the Democrats in 1840, who instead opted for William Rives, who faced off against President Johnson when they were vice presidential candidates for the democrats in 1835. Johnson opts to run as an independent, splitting the Democrat vote and allowing William Henry Harrison to win the presidency for the Whigs in a landslide. He is regarded as one of the worst presidents in history.

    Apologies for any inaccuracies, I usually keep to British infoboxes.
     
  16. Hindustani Person Gussie Fink-Nottle

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  17. prime-minister Commander of High Authoritah

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    Basically for the same reason the Tories still kept the Liberal Nationals, Samuelite Liberals and National Labour on hand and didn't just depose MacDonald in OTL 1931- before the election they agreed to form a National Government with a PM who wasn't from the biggest party, so that's what they do. Plus, Lloyd George was kind of a more acceptable face for a progressive government among many middle-class voters than MacDonald anyway.
     
  18. Andrew Boyd Resident Rail Enthusiast

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    Does anyone mind if I introduce a counterpart for TV Tropes pages somewhere?
     
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  19. Glide08 "Oh yeah. That guy exists."

    No, not at all.
     
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  20. Andrew Boyd Resident Rail Enthusiast

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    NEver mind. I actually have a page for it anyway come to think of it. It's just that I pondered a new one altogether for screenshots.
     
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