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  1. Threadmarks: Gentleman Biaggi: 2015 Texan gubernatorial general election

    Gentleman Biaggi The Gentleman

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    Texas General Gubernatorial Elections rarely matter to the political system of Texas, and the Assembly often has more power than the governor of the nation, and the elections are often contested with Independent candidates. However, 2015 would be different. Young charismatic candidate Julian Castro was nominated by the People's Alliance and clearly had potential despite the Conservative lean of the nation. This potential was amplified when Gary Johnson split off from the conservative Christian Democratic Party to run as an Independent after J.C Watts was nominated. With a split in the right, Castro looked unstoppable. Even when Cornel West split off to run under the Labor Party banner, he still had a big lead against a split party. In the end, Castro won by a larger margin than expected despite the People's Alliance losing the Assembly.
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  2. emk163 Banishment itself.

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    Gary Johnson in Texas?
     
  3. Gentleman Biaggi The Gentleman

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    Texas is bigger ITTL. It includes Texas, Oklahoma, Southern Kansas, most of New Mexico, and Western Louisiana
     
  4. Threadmarks: Neoteros: Socialist Republic of Friuli

    Neoteros Dux Mediolani

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    POD: Tito's wet dream happens. He then heavily promotes Friulian culture and language in order to separate Friuli from the rest of Italy; the breakup of the Balkan SFR/Yugoslavia happens as in OTL, but Friuli - seeing itself as a separate Mitteleuropean and Rhaeto-Romance nation - does not rejoin Italy at all. Thanks to its industries and shipyards, the Republic of Friuli is, in 1991, one of the richest states of the former Eastern Bloc, something that is true even in ATL 2017.

    The capital of the Friulian SR and the modern Republic is the ancient patriarchal seat of Aquilee/Aquileia, from which the first independent Friulian state was ruled, while its biggest city is by far Udin/Udine.
     
  5. Threadmarks: Gentleman Biaggi: 2012 Wisconsin Senate election (Ft. Robert La Follette)

    Gentleman Biaggi The Gentleman

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    The 2012 senate election in Wisconsin was certainty a change.. of... pace.. for Wisco...
    I should stop starting with the same goddamn things.
    So basically Robert LaFollette came to Wisconsin after being dead for like 87 years because I said so. So then, he resurrects his 88 year-old party and fuses it with the Democrats because I said so.
    So then, he campaigns based off the fact that he's a ghost and he'll rule over Wisconsin like a ghost and wins or whatever.
    After winning, Lafollette endorses Mario Biaggi for president in 2012, despite the fact that Biaggi's dead and the 2012 election already happened.
    This is how we figure out that RML has time wizardry.
    So time wizard RML wins everything, and a dead Biaggi becomes president. Yay for my test thread
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    more serious series will continue later or whatever.
     
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  6. Threadmarks: SirPaperweight: Yonglism

    SirPaperweight Harriet Truman freed slaves by nuking plantations

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    Yonglism is a religion centered around the worship of the Chinese Emperor Yongle (pronounced 'Yongol' by members of the faith) that originated in the U.S. State of Georgia in mid-2015. The religion spread to include several hundred people by 2020 and grew exponentially thereafter through Internet proselytizing and community activism. A core tenet of the faith is its dualism; Yongle is the said to be the source of all good in the world, and Jianwen, another Chinese Emperor, is said to be the source of all evil. Another distinguishing feature of Yonglism is its rigid devotion to order and orthodoxy. The Yonglian Hierarchy, the official theological authority of the faith, holds that any deviation from accepted dogma, no matter how slight, is heresy and thus an expression of Jianwen's corruption.

    Yonglism grew from a small, isolated cult into a global religion following the Great Missions, a name given to a series of proselytizing efforts around the world. These missions, numbering 21 in total, were sent to locations on all continents except Antarctica, but found their greatest successes in North America, Eastern Europe and China, where pockets of the Yongloids thrived in major cities. Today, Yongloids number about 21.8 million worldwide.

    Yongloids have often faced fear and repression as the faith expanded to new places. Most notably, the St. Louis Riots of 2041 and 2042 saw widespread violence between Yongloids and Christians in Yonglian-majority neighborhoods. Before the Chinese Spring brought down the government, the Chinese Communist Party outright banned the religion, and began imprisoning Yongloids. In response, the Yonglian Hierarchy began the Anti-Communist Campaign targeted at democratizing the regime and securing rights for Yongloids in China. While these efforts were initially unsuccessful, Yongloids eventually proved to be valuable participants in the Chinese Spring.

    There has been much academic speculation into whether or not Yonglism was originally founded as a joke religion. Historian James Otis was the first and to this day largest proponent of the theory, which gained prominence following the publication of Otis' work Yonglism: A Theological Study in 2049. However, some scholars, most notably Barbara Washington, dispute Otis' conclusions. In 2053, Washington published The History of Yonglism, which argues that Yonglism, despite its eccentricities, was never intended to be a joke religion; instead, Washington argues that its peculiar tenets and rituals are a product of the way the Internet shapes culture and belief.

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  7. Threadmarks: True Grit: 2014 United Canada federal election

    True Grit Trumpster Fire

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    On December 6, 2014, voters across United Canada went to the polls to elect the 200 members of the Legislative Assembly, and, as a result, choose whether or not to re-elect the government of Joint Premiers Liza Frulla and David McGuinty or choose to end joint-centrist rule for the first time since 2003. Their main competitors were opposition leaders John Tory (in Canada West) and Daniel Fournier (in Canada East), who had both been leading in the polls leading up to the election.

    In Canada West, McGuinty and his Clear Grits faced an uphill battle after dominating the region’s politics since the mid-1990s. While the party had initially earned high approval ratings, with the popularity of McGuinty’s predecessor Sheila Copps single-handedly causing the Grits to survive the dysfunctional working relationship with her initial co-Premier, Lucien Bouchard, the party had been on a downward spiral since her 2008 assassination and McGuinty’s subsequent assumption of the leadership. Only managing to win a majority of Canada West’s seats in 2009 as a result of Copps’ lingering popularity, McGuinty’s approval ratings had steadily declined thanks to a worsening economy, and the growing sense among voters that he was being pushed around by Frulla and failing to adequately stand up for the West’s interests. While the opposition Tories, led by former Toronto Mayor John Tory, were the natural benefactors, this sentiment also helped boost the fortunes of the separatist Western Right Alliance (WRA). Led by long-time leader Larry Miller, the perception that McGuinty was giving in to the East at the expense of the West made many voters receptive to Miller’s separatist message. Further helping Miller was the collapse of The Compact, who had been dealing with internal conflicts since the election of new leader Monte McNaughton earlier in the year, and whose brand of right-wing populism suddenly had competition following the sudden relevance of the WRA.

    The election results in Canada West were ultimately unsurprising; Tory’s Tories won a minority of seats, and McGuinty’s Grits were sent to the opposition benches for the first time in nearly two decades. The WRA, meanwhile, had the best performance in its history, electing 12 MPs and winning over 15 per cent of the popular vote, while The Compact, on the other hand, had its worst performance in years, winning only 3 seats and with McNaughton himself only barely fending of a WRA challenger. The left-wing Radical Party, meanwhile, increased in support under long-time leader Paula Fletcher, largely thanks to left-wing dissatisfaction with McGuinty, while the Greens under new leader Deborah Coyne once again failed to win a seat, despite increasing their share of the popular vote.

    In Canada East, the story was somewhat different. Though Frulla was popular in the region thanks to her perceived dominance over McGuinty, a worsening economic situation and an unpopular development program in the east had caused her approval ratings to drop, as did a scandal involving the finances of her party, Les Rouges. More than that, however, voters had simply tired of her after 11 years in office, and had grown to see her as an arrogant, seemingly entitled leader, leading many voters unsatisfied with Frulla turning to the Tories under new leader Daniel Fournier. Fournier, an accomplished businessman, had won the party leadership in 2011 by portraying himself as an outsider candidate unafraid to challenge the political establishment, and with voters tired of Frulla’s apparent arrogance Fournier’s outsider campaign proved effective. More than that, his outsider status prevented Frulla from tying him, as she had done to his predecessors, with the controversial Bouchard government, which had come under intense scrutiny following its 2003 defeat when Saulie Zajdel, Bouchard’s former Minister of Immigration, was arrested on corruption charges. With a fresh image and voters tired of Les Rouges, polls showed Fournier with the lead, and few were surprised when voters gave Fournier a majority of Canada East’s seats, winning 53 to Frulla’s 37. The left-wing Patriotes saw an increase in support as a result of Frulla’s unpopularity, winning 7 seats and 14 percent of the vote, as did the Aboriginal rights party Indigenous Alliance, winning its first seat as a result of the government’s mishandling of the file. The Anglophone rights Equality Party, on the other hand, continued its downward trend, winning only 2 seats as party members dissatisfied with Robert Libman’s continued leadership opted to stay home.

    Thus, the country now finds itself with Daniel Fournier and John Tory as its Joint Premiers. While there’s some concern that the Tory minority in Canada West will make passing legislation difficult, with both Premiers being conservative for the first time since 1994, United Canada finds itself entering a new era.

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  8. CanadianTory Kinda on Hiatus

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    That right there, that's a fucking masterpiece.
     
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  9. The Professor Pontif of the Guild

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    United Canada? What happened there?
     
  10. True Grit Trumpster Fire

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    It’s just based on the United Province of Canada that existed just before confederation.
     
  11. Gonzo [Insert witty statement]

    I take it John Tory ITTL is barred by the powers that be from being anything other than a Tory Party member? :p Also it looks like Duceppe based on that facial expression is amazed that for once he is actually winning a seat. :p

    Great set of boxes, as per usual BTW! :D
     
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  12. The Professor Pontif of the Guild

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    Ah. Wasn't aware of the joint premier thing. Live and learn, eh?
     
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  13. Tangle Kerbal Crasher

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    This'd be great if it was in the correct thread. Note the title.
     
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  14. edricwashington Well-Known Member

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    I think this is sufficiently alternate.
     
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  15. TheHolyInquisition Opinionated

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    Sadly, I doubt it. If we have to talk about current politics, it gets moved.
     
  16. Threadmarks: Chicken Nugget man: Southern War

    Chicken Nugget man I like them. So what?

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    I always wanted a place to put my stuff: Southern War.PNG
     
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  17. Tangle Kerbal Crasher

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    Jesus, that's a long war. Was it on and off?
     
  18. TheHolyInquisition Opinionated

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    That seems shockingly unrealistic. Modern California on its own has a GDP the size of France's.
     
  19. Marcus Sergius The Roman Soldier with an Iron Hand

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    Who said it was a conventional war. The GDP of Afghanistan is the 111th in the world, yet a small guerilla army attacked and so far successfully defended against two of the largest superpowers on earth. (Soviet Union and United States).
     
  20. TheHolyInquisition Opinionated

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    Ah, that makes far more sense.
     
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