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All 52 US state governors from my Führerreich TL. Thanks to @Nullstellensatz for helping me out with this!

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Welp, guess I’m moving to New Jersey
 

Comrade TruthTeller

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Franklin D. Roosevelt succeeded to the presidency in 1921, and would not retire until 1953, making FDR by far the longest serving president of the United States. He outlived all of his vice presidents, including his successor, President Truman, led the country through the Great Depression, World War II, and the beginning of the cold war. He did not seek re-election in 1952 to become the new UN Secretary-General. In the presidency, he was succeeded by his Vice President, Harold Truman. He became the new UN Secretary-General in April 1953, and did not leave that job until February 1968, when he was 86 years old. His wife, former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, predeceased him in 1962. He would outlive her by 14 years, dying in 1976, at the age of 94, just under two months before his 95th birthday. FDR 1882-1976
 
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Franklin D. Roosevelt succeeded to the presidency in 1921, and would not retire until 1953, making FDR by far the longest serving president of the United States. He outlived all of his vice presidents, including his successor, President Truman, led the country through the Great Depression, World War II, and the beginning of the cold war. He did not seek re-election in 1952 to become the new UN Secretary-General. In the presidency, he was succeeded by his Vice President, Harold Truman. He became the new UN Secretary-General in April 1953, and did not leave that job until February 1968, when he was 86 years old. His wife, former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, predeceased him in 1962. He would outlive her by 14 years, dying in 1976, at the age of 94, just under two months before his 95th birthday. FDR 1882-1976

Is this a TL whew FDR didn't get polio?
 
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Italo-German Split

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The Italo-German split refers to the deterioration of relations between Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy following the Western War. Prior to the war, Hitler and Mussolini were antagonistic, with the latter seeking to protect the sovereignty of Fascist Austria then under the rule of Engelbert Dollfuss. However, relations between the two warmed considerably after Italy's invasion of Abyssinia in 1935, which earned the condemnation of fellow Locarno Powers such as Britain and France. Italy and Germany would later sign the Anti-Comintern Pact which later became known as the Axis Powers. In 1939, the German invasion of Poland did not require Italian participation in the Western War, which Mussolini initially sought to avoid. However, with the success of Germany in its invasion of France in 1940, Italy soon joined the war by invading France. The initial invasion of France proved difficult for Italian forces, and what territorial gains that Italy made at the expense of France were awarded to Italy with the Peace of 1940. Italy's participation in the German-Soviet War towards the end of 1940 was required by Josef Stalin's preemptive invasion of Germany was minimal, with Mussolini only sending a few battalions to fight.

However, cracks had already begun to show in their relationship over the Jewish Question. Prior to the Axis alliance, Italian Fascists often mocked Nazi racialism. Mussolini was largely apathetic regarding Jews, given the fact that the National Fascist Party had a considerable number of Jews as members. As the persecution of Jews in German dominated territories steadily increased, many who had not fled to the United States under the Long administration had sought sanctuary in Italy. Mussolini, who had become increasingly frustrated with his treatment as a junior partner by Hitler, publicly welcomed Jews as a means of embarrassing Hitler. What started as a series of angry communiques resulted in propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels denouncing Italy as a new haven of Judeo-Bolshevism. Yet, Hitler was not eager to go to war with Italy after the war with the Soviet Union. Nevertheless, the propaganda of both countries became open hostile to the other, including the parading of forces at the border.

The greater inclusion of Jews by the Italian Fascists soon made Italy a beacon of hope for many continental Jews. The rapid collapse of the British Empire in the late 1940's and early 50's saw increased fighting in British Palestine between Jewish and Arab forces. Seeking an opportunity to expand their influence, Italian forces invaded Palestine in 1950 which had just been evacuated by the British with the intention of restoring order. The result was the establishment of the State of Israel ruled by Haganah and Irgun veterans under the umbrella of Italy, further irritating Germany.

The German Civil War between the conservatives led by Herman Goring and Irwin Rommel and the SS led by Heinrich Himmler and Reinhard Heydrich began in the power vacuum following Hitler's sudden death in August of 1955. The aging Mussolini soon ordered the invasion of Austria ostensibly to restore order, but in actuality to hinder SS forces. While the invasion resulted in a tactical stalemate, it ultimately turned into a strategic victory for Italy as it diverted enough Waffen SS battalions from the main fighting in central Germany to aid in the conservatives' victory.

 
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Anti-slavery activists hoped that the 1832 legislation for gradual emancipation enacted by the Virginia state government would set an example and act as a domino to end up with the eventual peaceful abolition of slavery nationwide. And indeed it would be quickly followed by emancipation legislation in Maryland and Virginia.

But around the same time, the cotton gin would transform southern economies and cement slavery (which was once seen as a 'temporary, necessary evil', but was increasingly seen as a 'permanent, positive good') in place in the rest of the south. The Virginia legislation also caused considerable concern and consternation over the 'freedman problem' in other slave states - during the 1831-32 debate on slavery in Virginia, the question of what to do with freed slaves and whether to re-colonize them back to Africa was discussed, but eventually postponed for later discussion and never really returned to. And the Whig national leadership over the next 20 years preferred to avoid the subject and controversy of slavery altogether, instead focusing on trying to build the 'American System' of tariffs, 'internal improvement' infrastructure spending, and industrialization.

The matter of slavery would nonetheless seep back into politics, with the annexation of Texas, and with the rise of the 'conscience Whigs' in the free states. The 1850s would see American politics turn downright vitriolic in debate over slavery, and with various controversies such as 'Bleeding Kansas', the caning of abolitionist and then-Senator Charles Sumner by pro-slavery Representative Preston Brooks, and the controversial 5-4 Supreme Court ruling on the Dred Scott case. In 1856, the Whigs for the first time nominated a candidate who took a stance against slavery, calling for the gradual emancipation, with compensation and recolonization, of southern slaves over the course of 50 years, with additional compromise in regards to tariffs and infrastructure in the South. Even this was far too much for the South, which was already trending towards the 'Fire-Eaters'. The pro-slavery Southerners would be further incensed by the 1856 election results-Democrat James Buchanan, a Northerner but sympathetic to the South and slavery, managed to win, but only narrowly. The political polarization between the increasingly anti-slavery North and increasingly pro-slavery South would continue to increase. After the 1858 House elections, the Whigs not only won back the House of Representatives but narrowly held a majority even if one discounted the southern pro-slavery Whig representatives (which further angered the South).

The elections of 1860 were a breaking-point for the United States. In April, the Democratic Party would split in two during the Charleston convention, between an aggressively pro-slavery Southern wing (which would nominate a ticket of John C. Breckinridge and William Yancey) and a moderate Northern wing (running with a ticket of Stephen A. Douglas and Horation Seymour). A month later, the Whigs would nominate the ticket of John C. Fremont and Charles Sumner, both supporters of more radical immediate abolition without compensation along with land reform and civil rights, which provoked a split in the Whig party as well, with Southern Whigs opposing land reform and civil rights at the federal level, and holding that at most, abolition should be along the lines of a much more moderate and gradual plan with ample compensation to former slave-owners. The Southern Whigs would join with the remnants of the Know-Nothings, running with the ticket of William Alexander Graham and Sam Houston under the 'American Unionist' banner.

In the end, Fremont and the Northern Whigs would win a decisive victory, failing to win a majority of the popular vote but beating their closest opponent by around 18%, while winning every Free, Northern state, aided by the controversy over slavery as well as support for Whiggish policies of infrastructure spending and industrialization. They would also gain a majority in the Senate for the pro-abolition wing of the party, and hold their House majority. Douglas, while coming in second in the popular vote, only managed to win his home state of Missouri. The Southern Democrats were decisively defeated, but did manage to win 8 out of 12 slave states. And the election of Fremont and Sumner would push the South to its limit. In December, South Carolina would declare secession from the Union, more states would follow. In April, secessionist militia would fire on the Federal positions at Fort Sumter, and the Civil War would begin in earnest
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The initial change here, the legislation abolishing slavery in Virginia, didn't come from nowhere. In 1831-32, the Virginia legislature in OTL considered proposals for gradual abolition of slavery. It probably would have been difficult for any to pass, but let's say they did manage to get lucky and pass something like this. And then Maryland and Delaware, both of which had just a small amount of slaves and would find themselves geographically cut off from the rest of the slave states (and thus ugly on this map if they went pro-slaver) quickly follow suit

Slavery still cements in popularity in the slave states, but due to it not being so controversial in Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware, the Whigs (and later, the radical Northern Whigs) are able to remain competitive in those states, and are able to have some more successes from the 1830s to 1850s, though Buchanan still ends up winning in 1856 for simplicity's sake. The increased Whig successes, and the three additional Free states, help the Whigs move themselves and the broader public discourse more in the direction of anti-slavery ideas, and in the 1850s, rather than shattering like OTL, they remain coherent (though still facing internal struggles) and just become dominated by the Northern 'immediate abolitionist' wing (roughly similar to the Radical Republicans of OTL) by 1860. The Democratic Split still happens due to the solidification of Slave State support for slavery, but more of the country is Free, and more strongly leaning in that direction than OTL, so the Northern Whigs basically play the same role as the Republicans of OTL but perform even stronger

The Civil War could be rather shorter due to Virginia being a Free state. DC also is never threatened, nor is there any sort of 1862-63 campaigns that threatened the North on the scale of, say, the Gettysburg campaign. On the other hand, Kentucky and Missouri combined had ~750,000 more people than Virginia, so maybe they secede and make the Civil War of somewhat comparable scale to OTL, though still without really threatening DC or anything, and with Maryland and Delaware being more firmly pro-union
 
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@ Comrade TruthTeller: That picture is in 1944? Given how this FDR is much healthier than the one we know(he lives to his 90s here), I'd more expect that to be how he looks in 1953, just shy of his 71st birthday.

@ MasterSanders: So when are we getting a full written timeline of this? President Huey Long kicks ass!

@ Col. Agnus: Fremont with Sumner as his running mate? Oh God yes!
 
Is your planned "Nazi Namibia" (in your signature) a real Third Reich-in-exile? Or is this a Namibia that has gone extreme right-wing/genocidally racist on its own accord?

Not to give away too much (since I already have mentioned this in the WIP thread), is a Third Reich in exile. There will be more to follow, so I don't want to give away too much right now. ;)
 
2019 Commonwealth of America Election

In the 2019 federal election, Prime Minister Mike Madigan's Labor Party lose the majority that they won 5 years earlier, but would still remain the largest party at 262 seats leading to the first hung parliament in America since 1991. Despite trailing to the Liberals in the weeks leading up to the election, Labor outperformed their polls and was able to keep their losses to the Liberals small enough to retain their status as the largest party in Parliament. However the surge in support of the right-wing Democratic People's Party and the left-wing Progressive Party, prevented any party from achieving a majority in the House of Commons. This is the first election in American history where 5 different parties all won at least one province-wide popular vote.

Labor campaigned throughout the election on the healthy state of the economy and against the "extremism" of the DPP and the Progressives. The Labor campaign rarely ever spoke of the Liberal leader Rob Portman at all, instead focusing on attacking DPP leader Sarah Palin and painting her as the kingmaker should the Liberals gain the most seats in Parliament but not a majority. PM Madigan however was largely absent from the campaign trail. The PM despite his party's favorable ratings was deeply unpopular and instead chose to send out his cabinet ministers to campaign events for him. The other parties of course did not shy away from attacking the Prime Minister with each party leader making continuous attacks on The Velvet Hammer. Palin and Sanders would particularly attack the PM with both calling him a corrupt, out-of-touch, backroom dealer who has been able to rule Parliament has his personal fiefdom for too long. When the possibility of a hung parliament began to reveal itself, Sanders was asked if he would enter into a coalition with Labor and he responded, "With Labor, maybe. With Madigan, no."

Following the election, Madigan would attempt to form a government, but would realize that his options were limited and would resign as Prime Minister shortly thereafter.

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Cartogram of 2019 Election by riding

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