Alternate Wikipedia Infoboxes V (Do Not Post Current Politics Here)

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  1. sans1shashlik Sarmatian Rothbardian

    Apr 30, 2017
    Polish-Lithuanian Galactic Commonwealth
    I'll have you know that I just neglected that and with Trump without thinking much, but I'd suppose that could be kind of both. I think Ron would still resign due to age as he did with his Congress career and Rand would lose in primaries/elections later.
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  2. CapitalistHippie's token libertarian

    Apr 11, 2018
    Honestly picking his son as VP was probably not Ron’s best decision. Can’t imagine that helped Rand in 2016
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  3. Comrade TruthTeller Vote for Dennis Skinner! #DennisSkinner4PM Donor

    Jan 17, 2019
    Pinner, London
    To the town of Agua Fria rode a stranger one fine day
    Hardly spoke to folks around him, didn't have too much to say
    No one dared to ask to his business, no one dared to make a slip
    The stranger there among them had a Big Iron on his Hip
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  4. Wendell Wendell

    Jun 8, 2005
    Lost in what might have been
    Wikipedia has a few of them, and thee are Qbams floating around this board with them as well.
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  5. LoneStarCowboy Texan Nationalist #Trump2020

    Sep 15, 2018
    Republic of Texas
    It was early in the mornin', when he rode into the town
    He came ridin' from the south side, slowly lookin' all around
    "He's an outlaw loose and runnin'", came a whisper from each lip
    "And he's here to do some business with a big iron on his hip
    Big iron on his hip"
  6. 20person Well-Known Member

    Jul 12, 2014
    In this town there lived an outlaw by the name of Texas Red
    Many men had tried to take him and that many men were dead
    He was vicious and a killer, though a youth of twenty four
    And the notches on his pistol numbered one and nineteen more
    One and nineteen more
  7. BlackentheBorg Just like Dylan's Mr. Jones

    Jun 2, 2015
    For some reason I would find this much funnier if it was Jack Ruby instead of Marty Robins
  8. Ameck16 There are too many Rabbits in my head.

    Nov 19, 2014
    London UK
    Now the stranger started talkin' made it plain to folks around
    Was an Arizonia ranger, wouldn't be too long in town
    He was here to take an outlaw back alive or maybe dead
    And he said it didn't matter that he was after Texas Red
    After Texas Red
  9. LawfulInsane Stardust Crusader

    Jul 23, 2016
    Hong Kong
    From a new TL I'm working on, but haven't posted anything for yet. Dzerzhinsky working under Piłsudski is still a hilarious idea, though.

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  10. Goweegie2 Trans rights

    Feb 14, 2016
    Upper Michigan
    From Desire the Right

    Sir Benedict Arnold, one of the founding fathers of the Patagonian province of New Monmouthshire (then separated into the predominantly English Desire Colony and the predominantly Welsh Carnarvon Colony), who also served as governor of the Desire Colony

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  11. prime-minister Commander of High Authoritah

    Apr 27, 2015

    Heseltine’s reforms were rapid and dramatic. He quickly set into motion the tax cuts he pledged, enacted modest privatization measures that the Thatcher government had attempted and failed to pass in 1980 (knowing he had an enormous majority to cushion them), and espoused the idea that Britain was to ‘be a leader in Europe’, with the flagship deal to this end being his decision to incorporate the ailing Westland Helicopters with a European consortium that also included BAE Systems. Such policies were mostly met with approval by the public, as the economy continued to stay fairly stable throughout 1986-87.

    Labour, licking their wounds from the 1985 election, quickly set about finding a new leader. It did not have an abundance of choices- many of its most prominent figures, from Tony Benn to Shirley Williams to David Owen, were out of Parliament, which left Roy Hattersley, Neil Kinnock and Eric Heffer as the main contenders, representing the right, centre and left of the party respectively. In the end Kinnock was the one to win overall, in part thanks due to his heavy union and member support giving him the edge with the electoral college the party had introduced for leadership elections.While at first he seemed like a strong orator, the divisions within the Labour Party led to fierce conflicts at the party's conferences which were utilized by right-wing news outlets to reinforce the view of Labour as divided and far-left, and of Kinnock as an ineffectual 'Welsh windbag'.

    On the Liberal side, after three fairly weak performances in general elections, David Steel resigned the leadership, with two of the most colourful MPs in the party, David Penhaligon and Cyril Smith, fighting to replace him; ultimately it was Penhaligon who won out, thanks to his more progressive credentials and constituency pedigree. Despite the Liberals struggling to gain a foothold as much as ever, Penhaligon was a young, telegenic leader who was seen as on par with Heseltine and Kinnock (if not stronger than the latter).

    The hands of the opposition parties were strengthened by late 1987. The economy had started to weaken considerably as inflation started to rise significantly, which was not helped by Chancellor of the Exchequer Nigel Lawson’s insistence the problem was nothing more than a ‘blip’. The blip proved to last for months, and eventually Heseltine simply sacked him, replacing him with John Major, although Major ultimately contributed fairly little to the economic downturn's improvement.

    A further problem facing the Tories at this point was the Factortame scandal, when it became apparent that Dutch fishing vessels wished to fish in British waters under the conditions of EU law and five right-wing Conservative MPs resigned the whip when a private member’s bill to restrict European vessels’ right to fish in British waters was rejected by Parliament. These MPs would go on to be a long-term thorn in the side of the Tories. They formed the National Liberal Party, reviving a traditional name for a Tory-allied group, and producing a manifesto based on their commitment to neoliberal economics but with a Eurosceptic, vaguely populist advocacy of British sovereignty.

    Despite a high-profile start, the potential to draw protest votes away from the Tories and some high-profile supporters (most notably, and surprisingly, David Owen), the Nat Libs (as they became known) rather underperformed at first. They were embroiled in an early fiasco when Penhaligon insisted they were infringing on the ‘liberal’ name, and their chosen leader, former Cabinet minister Nicholas Ridley, was old, frail and ardently right-wing, as well as prone to criticism based on his long Commons career, such as when Heseltine mocked him for his overconfident comments about the Falklands prior to the outbreak of war. Regardless, they had some successes, coming 290 votes short of winning the Kensington by-election in late 1988 and managing a high-profile victory in the February 1989 Richmond by-election, beginning the Commons career of William Hague, a former Tory who had famously spoken to the party conference at the age of sixteen, and moved rightward and into the Nat Libs by the late 80s.

    Despite this setback, in March Heseltine decided to capitalize on his solid poll ratings and call his three opponents’ bluff, announcing a general election for the 11th May. Voters were fairly impressed by his confidence despite the recent by-election defeat, and the Tories ran a strong campaign, pointing to the economic recovery of the past six months or so and running on the famous Saatchi & Saatchi slogan, ‘There’s Only One Choice’, referring to the fragmented nature of the opposition.


    Heseltine retained a strong majority of 104, although Labour made a considerable gain of 51 seats over their disastrous 1985 performance, a result which was less surprising than one might assume given how little they had to lose. Despite this, Kinnock had been undermined fairly badly by this point, and he resigned after the election.

    Meanwhile, the Liberals gained a couple of seats and a decent amount of votes, prompting Penhaligon to remain leader, and all but one of the six Nat Lib MPs retained their seats (Ann Widdecombe, MP for the traditionally Labour seat of Burnley, lost as she was widely expected to). They also helped cost the Tories several seats, most notably Bath, where Heseltine’s ally Chris Patten lost to a Liberal.

    When the next election came around, the tiny Nat Lib parliamentary group would become far more prominent.
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  12. Thomas27 Kerala of Travancore

    Sep 17, 2012
    League of Travancore
    To continue to celebrate the release of "Au Bord de l'Abîme" in English under the title "At the Edge of the Abyss" I would like to repost a few old infoboxes.
    You can get the book here.
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  13. ToxicStorm22 Long Live Teklistan!

    Dec 7, 2017
    Wasn't long before this story was relayed to Texas Red
    But the outlaw didn't worry, men who tried before were dead
    Twenty men had tried to take him, twenty men had made a slip
    Twenty one would be the ranger with the big iron on his hip
    Big iron on his hip
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  14. Comrade TruthTeller Vote for Dennis Skinner! #DennisSkinner4PM Donor

    Jan 17, 2019
    Pinner, London
    Now the morning passed so quickly and it was time for them to meet
    It was twenty past eleven when they rode out in the street
    Folks were watchin' from their windows, everybody held their breath
    They knew this handsome ranger was about to meet his death
    About to meet his death
  15. GermanDjinn Knows too much about Ctrl Alt Del lore

    Nov 26, 2017
    There was forty feet between them
    When they stopped to make their play
    And the swiftness of the Ranger
    Is still talked about today
    Texas Red had not cleared leather
    'Fore a bullet fairly ripped
    And the Ranger's aim was deadly
    With the big iron on his hip
    Big iron on his hip
  16. Comrade TruthTeller Vote for Dennis Skinner! #DennisSkinner4PM Donor

    Jan 17, 2019
    Pinner, London
    It was over in a moment and the crowd all gathered 'round
    There before them lay the body of the outlaw on the ground
    Oh, he might have went on livin' but he made one fatal slip
    When he tried to match the ranger with the big iron on his hip
    Big iron on his hip
  17. Onerom Orchard Lord

    Dec 29, 2016
    Murcian Free State
    From the TL of my signature:

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  18. HeX Self-Proclaimed Disney Expert

    Sep 21, 2018
    Disneyland, U.S.A.
    That United States is so oddly symmetrical and I just love it.
  19. X_X Well-Known Member

    Nov 24, 2017
    This actually almost happened in real life.

  20. Ohheckitsian A fella from New Jersey

    Nov 12, 2018
    New Jersey, U.S.A.
    I see that Senate Election, and I raise you this