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Here is the second installment of the a world I'm calling the Old Dominion (here is the first). I've fixed three details, so see if you can find them.

The 1990 general election of the Kingdom of Virginia took place on July 10th, 1990, and was the first election during the reign of Charles II. With Prime Minister Byrd aging, and with the economy in decline, his resignation as party leader in 1988 was not a surprise for most. He was succeeded by Bill Brock, a traditional, conservative, aristocratic Tory. This choice, while welcome among the party establishment, was not well met by the voters, especially as many of them were struggling to make ends meet. On the other side, the Christian People's Party had elected Lawton Chiles, who, although also from a well-to-do backgrounds, had gained a reputation as a man of the common people. He was also known as a leader in education reform, and a key part of the party's platform was the establishment of a Department of Education, an issue where the Tories, along with the Church of Virginia, had traditionally favored private and charter schools. With the previous CFL leader John Jenrette facing corruption charges, the election of the famous conservative-turned-liberal Tom Turnipseed, energized much of the party's base.

While all the major parties figured that the recession would be the election's focus, few expected the rise of the Republicans. The death of Mary II and the ascension of her son was a major shift for the nation, especially given her almost 40 year rule. But Charles would prove much less of a steady hand than his mother, at first. Thee monarchy had always had a rocky relationship with the Virginian people, but Charles' violation of the increasingly traditional role of the monarch as a silent figurehead would prove quite controversial. His marriage to a Catholic had already alienated him from many of the nation's Presbyterians and other Protestants, but his outspoken comments favoring Virginian intervention in the conflict in the Low Countries were heavily unpopular, and further distanced him from the average Virginian, who had little concern for the war. This also hurt the Tories, traditionally seen as the party of the crown, and Brock's defense of the king would heighten his perceived distance from the average voter. Chiles' famous ability to charm voters was a stark comparison, supposedly covering more square feet in his campaign than any candidate in history. But the greatest populist in the campaign proved to be Pat Buchanan. A Tory, he left the party over the king's statements, and, along with two former CPP members, formed the Republican Party. Although they were not radically opposed to the monarchy, they wanted to suppress its influence. Beyond that, they were equally opposed to the prospect of intervention in the Low Countries, and considered the existing candidates elites with their own interests at heart, and wanted to reform the political system to cut the influence of the powerful, Buchanan famously declaring "the peasants are coming over the hill, and we are storming this castle." Although he was accused of being Cromwellian and anti-Catholic (despite his own Catholicism), Buchanan gathered a following, and by Election Day had made at least some of a dent. The big winners were Chiles and the CPP, who had promised to take back government from the governing class in Charlestown. With a parliamentary majority, time would tell if they could succeed. After this election, Charles would take a quieter role, and his popularity has since recovered.
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- Parliamentary election of present-day Hungary in a timeline where the country stayed neutral in World War 2 by not declaring war on the Soviet Union after the bombing of Kassa. Part 2 to this post -



The election map is based on ArnoldPlaton's map of Hungary in 1941
 
Before anything, the Watergate Scandal did occur ITTL, and still coined the suffix -gate. However, ITTL the Vietnam Peace Talks sabotage was known early, and Watergate further spoiled Nixon's 1972 campaign, leading to Ed Muskie being elected by a wide margin. Also, the Soviet Union still exists as of the present day, though only portions of six SSRs are within its borders.

First four paragraphs taken and modified from the Wikipedia entries for the United States Presidential Elections of 1992, 1996, 2000, and 2008.

First installment of the A Serial Killer in the White House series.

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The 1996 United States presidential election was the 53rd quadrennial presidential election. It was held on Tuesday, November 5, 1996. Republican candidate Ted Bundy, the junior U.S. Senator from Washington, and Dan Quayle, the junior U.S. Senator from Indiana, won the election by defeating Democratic nominee John Wayne Gacy, the Governor of Iowa, and John Glenn, the senior U.S. Senator from Ohio.

Incumbent Democratic President Michael Dukakis was ineligible to pursue a third term due to the term limits established by the 22nd Amendment. As neither Dukakis nor Vice President Lloyd Bentsen sought the presidency, the 1996 election was the first election since 1952 in which neither major party's presidential nominee was the incumbent president or the incumbent vice president. Bundy secured the Republican nomination by April 1996, defeating Bob Dole, Steve Forbes, and other challengers. The Democratic primaries were marked by a sharp contest between Gacy and the initial front-runners, Bill Clinton and Jerry Brown.

Bundy's chances of winning were initially considered slim due to Gacy's liberal agenda and his proposal to further dismantle the Soviet Union. However, a combination of his bisexuality and his plan to increase troops stationed in Iraq hampered his election campaign. The Murdergate Scandal further diminished his popularity to a point where write-in campaigns by Robert Byrd and Jerry Brown were initiated. The scandal also severely affected Bundy's own campaign in light of Colorado representative Caryn Campbell's accusation of attempted murder, as well as a report from the Federal Bureau of Investigation hinting at Bundy's involvement in at least 19 murder cases, enabling third parties to mount a last-minute campaign, and resulting in Connecticut and Minnesota voting for Green Party candidate Ralph Nader, and Tennessee for Libertarian Party candidate Harry Browne.

As a result of the Murdergate Scandal, voter turnout of the presidential election reached an all-time low of 41.4%, 7.5% lower than that of 1924. While Bundy won in an electoral landslide against Gacy in an effective four-way race, a record 226 faithless electors, from 21 states voted against both candidates, for Campbell, Perot, Byrd, and Brown. Election irregularities are severe to such an extent where a controversial bill involving the invalidation of the presidential election, and a bypass to the 22nd Amendment, such that Dukakis would serve for the first year of the presidential term, and a makeup election on November 4, 1997, was proposed. The bill was rejected by a 324-105 vote in the House of Representatives.

Gacy was later convicted of 26 acts of murder, and was issued a death sentence in 1998. A subsequent investigation on both the FBI report, and Representative Campbell's claim, resulted in the impeachment and removal of President Bundy in 1998, as well as his conviction of 22 murder sentences in 1999, with a life sentence without possibility of parole.

As of 2019, this is the last election in which both major party candidates are deceased: former President Ted Bundy was killed in the September 11 attacks, after a smuggled nuclear bomb aboard the hijacked Delta Airlines Flight 2703 exploded in Tacoma, Washington, resulting in 37,751 fatalities and around 12,000 injuries; John Wayne Gacy was eventually executed on May 21, 2008 by lethal injection in Illinois.
 
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Here is the second installment of the a world I'm calling the Old Dominion (here is the first). I've fixed three details, so see if you can find them.

The 1990 general election of the Kingdom of Virginia took place on July 10th, 1990, and was the first election during the reign of Charles II. With Prime Minister Byrd aging, and with the economy in decline, his resignation as party leader in 1988 was not a surprise for most. He was succeeded by Bill Brock, a traditional, conservative, aristocratic Tory. This choice, while welcome among the party establishment, was not well met by the voters, especially as many of them were struggling to make ends meet. On the other side, the Christian People's Party had elected Lawton Chiles, who, although also from a well-to-do backgrounds, had gained a reputation as a man of the common people. He was also known as a leader in education reform, and a key part of the party's platform was the establishment of a Department of Education, an issue where the Tories, along with the Church of Virginia, had traditionally favored private and charter schools. With the previous CFL leader John Jenrette facing corruption charges, the election of the famous conservative-turned-liberal Tom Turnipseed, energized much of the party's base.

While all the major parties figured that the recession would be the election's focus, few expected the rise of the Republicans. The death of Mary II and the ascension of her son was a major shift for the nation, especially given her almost 40 year rule. But Charles would prove much less of a steady hand than his mother, at first. Thee monarchy had always had a rocky relationship with the Virginian people, but Charles' violation of the increasingly traditional role of the monarch as a silent figurehead would prove quite controversial. His marriage to a Catholic had already alienated him from many of the nation's Presbyterians and other Protestants, but his outspoken comments favoring Virginian intervention in the conflict in the Low Countries were heavily unpopular, and further distanced him from the average Virginian, who had little concern for the war. This also hurt the Tories, traditionally seen as the party of the crown, and Brock's defense of the king would heighten his perceived distance from the average voter. Chiles' famous ability to charm voters was a stark comparison, supposedly covering more square feet in his campaign than any candidate in history. But the greatest populist in the campaign proved to be Pat Buchanan. A Tory, he left the party over the king's statements, and, along with two former CPP members, formed the Republican Party. Although they were not radically opposed to the monarchy, they wanted to suppress its influence. Beyond that, they were equally opposed to the prospect of intervention in the Low Countries, and considered the existing candidates elites with their own interests at heart, and wanted to reform the political system to cut the influence of the powerful, Buchanan famously declaring "the peasants are coming over the hill, and we are storming this castle." Although he was accused of being Cromwellian and anti-Catholic (despite his own Catholicism), Buchanan gathered a following, and by Election Day had made at least some of a dent. The big winners were Chiles and the CPP, who had promised to take back government from the governing class in Charlestown. With a parliamentary majority, time would tell if they could succeed. After this election, Charles would take a quieter role, and his popularity has since recovered.
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No, I don't. Why?
Not OP, but, in the After the end mod for CK2 set in post apocalyptic North America, one of the major religions on the east coast is Americanist, they think that the founding fathers were Gods. To tell you the truth it was the first thing I thought of as well when I read your wikibox.
 
Not OP, but, in the After the end mod for CK2 set in post apocalyptic North America, one of the major religions on the east coast is Americanist, they think that the founding fathers were Gods. To tell you the truth it was the first thing I thought of as well when I read your wikibox.
Well, I suppose it's not that original of an idea. I was in a large part inspired by the world of Bioshock: Infinite, even though I've never actually played the game and am more going off suspicion than actual lore. Also... I've been to Washington, D.C., a lot, and if you saw the massive statue of George Washington in the American History Museum, or the great stone monuments lining the National Mall, or the murals in the Capitol Building (including one literally named The Apotheosis of Washington), with no clue as to their history, you'd probably guess these were the signs of some great religion, not American obsessionalism over its founding and ideals.

Then mix in the symbolism, the veneration for the flag and documents like the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, the almost religious ceremonies that go with the Pledge of Allegiance and the national anthem, and ideas like American exceptionalism, the American Dream, and Manifest Destiny... and by golly, you're halfway there to creating a religion already! (Which kinda technically exists, dubbed by sociologists as "American civil religion.") I've always been fascinated by all this coming together, so I suppose this is a culmination of all that.
 
Not OP, but, in the After the end mod for CK2 set in post apocalyptic North America, one of the major religions on the east coast is Americanist, they think that the founding fathers were Gods. To tell you the truth it was the first thing I thought of as well when I read your wikibox.
The consumerists are a rather interesting sect as well IMO
 
A Serial Killer in the White House
Part Two: President Ted Bundy


Link to Part One: here

Explanations:
ITTL, the Darfur Genocide started much earlier, in 1995 rather than 2003 in OTL. The Davenport Accords was the resulting treaty from the war, which would see Sudan being partitioned into three nations, with Egypt annexing all territory north of the 20th parallel north.
Michael Dukakis was criticized over the US Army's presence in Iraq post-Gulf War, one of the reasons why Lloyd Bentsen refused to run for President. Bundy reversed a good deal of the policies on Iraq, with a larger Iraqi Kurdistan as a semi-independent state under American occupation. Iraq is otherwise left to a weakened Saddam regime until the late 2000s.
His life sentence was posthumously commuted to two years and two months by Dan Quayle, and he was also allowed to be buried in Arlington by the same order.

Text taken from the Wikipedia pages of Ted Bundy, George H. W. Bush, and Barack Obama

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Theodore Robert Bundy (born Theodore Robert Cowell; November 24, 1946 – September 11, 2001) was an American politician and lawyer who served as the 41st president of the United States from 1997 to his impeachment on May 18, 1998. A member of the Republican Party, Bundy also served in the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives, and the Washington State Senate. He was also a serial killer who kidnapped, raped, and murdered numerous young women and girls during the 1970s and 1980s and possibly earlier.

Bundy was born in Burlington, Vermont and raised in Philadelphia and Tacoma. During his years in the University of Washington, he attended the 1968 Republican National Convention in Miami as a Rockefeller delegate, and subsequently entered the Washington State Senate during his Senior year. In 1974, he was elected to the House of Representatives, at first representing Washington's 3rd Congressional District, then representing its 6th. In 1988, he was elected to the Senate, succeeding Daniel J. Evans.

In the controversial 1996 presidential election, he defeated John Wayne Gacy, the Governor of Iowa, as well as Green Party candidate Ralph Nader, and Libertarian Party candidate Harry Browne, amidst the Murdergate Scandal. However, with the Federal Bureau of Investigation also launching an investigation over his involvement in at least 20 murder cases, Bundy was immensely unpopular among the public, and calls for impeachment came as early as March 1997.

While his presidential term was the third shortest, he presided over the early stages of the Sudan War during the Darfur Genocide, created the first draft of what became the Davenport Accords, and withdrew most of the American soldiers stationed in Iraq.

On June 16, 1998 he was arrested for 24 counts of murder, and was later convicted in 22 of the murder charges, in addition to 23 counts of kidnapping, 5 counts of burglary, and 2 counts of attempted murder,. He was given a life sentence on July 11, 1999. Until his death in 2001, he denied that he committed any of the crimes. Subsequent reports indicated that the true number of victims is likely higher.

In 2001, Bundy, along with over 37 thousand others, were killed in the September 11 Attacks, after a smuggled nuclear weapon aboard Delta Airlines Flight 2703 detonated in Tacoma. Al-Qaeda, the perpetrators of the attacks, claimed that "justice had been done against the Devil". In response to what was seen as a presidential assassination, President Dan Quayle ordered the atomic bombing of Kandahar on what would have been Bundy's 55th birthday.
 
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