Current Emperor and current Prince Imperial of France in a world where the second French Empire survived to modern day.
"Kindly burn this letter," or, "Being a Democrat is suffering."
The elections of 1888 and 1892 in a world where Blaine defeated Cleveland.
I'm not sure they ever would, after that long out of power. Polk surviving gives the populists (Alliance here) all that strength in the south Weaver couldn't have. The rough idea for the future of this list has the Alliance pretty much supplant them (their nominee in 96 is likely Representative Jerome C. Kearby) but has a National Democratic / Liberal Party survive in northern urban strongholds and capture the White House at least once on an anti-imperialist civil-libertarian small government platform.I wonder how much longer it would have taken the Democrats to finally win back the White House. A Blaine presidency has always been an interesting topic for me...
oh well uhhhhhhI’ve been compiling this list and re-updating it (every 50 pages or so) for quite a while now, and was originally going to post it at the start of the next wikibox thread as a sort of “best of” review thingy. But under this site’s new format/style/set-up (mini-rant: it’s hard on my eyes, I can’t tell where boxes/posts end and others begin; it’s clunky, hard to navigate through and even harder to look at; a huge mess all around), it’s now impossible for me to finish this, or for me to ever do such a thing like this ever again, for that matter. So, yeah, this is what I had so far:
A Look Back at AH Wikibox Thread V
(the Top 15 posts, ranked by number of likes (as of page 401))
#15: Blair’s 8/6/2018 post on page 168: Presidential Elections in Reds! A Revolutionary Timeline https://www.alternatehistory.com/forum/threads/alternate-wikipedia-infoboxes-v-do-not-post-current-politics-here.430177/page-168#post-17415054 – 59 likes
#14 (four-way tie): Erinthecute’s 12/29/2018 on page 222: Prussia https://www.alternatehistory.com/forum/threads/alternate-wikipedia-infoboxes-v-do-not-post-current-politics-here.430177/page-222#post-18137383 – 60 likes
#14 (four-way tie): Georgepatton’s 4/3/2019 on page 267: Addison Quick https://www.alternatehistory.com/forum/threads/alternate-wikipedia-infoboxes-v-do-not-post-current-politics-here.430177/page-267#post-18721147 – 60 likes
#14 (four-way tie): Excelsior’s 8/1/2019 on page 329: Pandora’s Box https://www.alternatehistory.com/forum/threads/alternate-wikipedia-infoboxes-v-do-not-post-current-politics-here.430177/page-329#post-19272166 – 60 likes
#14 (four-way tie): Roberto El Rey’s 1/6/2019 on page 226: Ignateff v Ignatieff v Ignatieff v Ignatieff v Ignatieff 2015 https://www.alternatehistory.com/forum/threads/alternate-wikipedia-infoboxes-v-do-not-post-current-politics-here.430177/page-226#post-18190441 – 60 likes
#13 (tie): Erinthecute’s 12/17/2018 post on page 218: 2018 German General Election https://www.alternatehistory.com/forum/threads/alternate-wikipedia-infoboxes-v-do-not-post-current-politics-here.430177/page-218#post-18069127 – 61 likes
#13 (tie): Kanan’s 10/31/2018 post on page 202: Sodor Uprisings of 1937 https://www.alternatehistory.com/forum/threads/alternate-wikipedia-infoboxes-v-do-not-post-current-politics-here.430177/page-202#post-17820841 – 61 likes
#12: King_of_the_Uzbeks’s 2/19/2019 post on page 249: Clark Joseph Kent https://www.alternatehistory.com/forum/threads/alternate-wikipedia-infoboxes-v-do-not-post-current-politics-here.430177/page-248#post-18489080 – 62 likes
#11 (three-way tie): Oryxslayer’s 5/2/2018 post on page 127: Saint Humphrey of Minnesota (Patron Saint of This Website) https://www.alternatehistory.com/forum/threads/alternate-wikipedia-infoboxes-v-do-not-post-current-politics-here.430177/page-127#post-16952474 – 63 likes
#11 (three-way tie): Kanan’s 12/22/2017 post on page 38: Brooklyn Mayoral Election, 2012 https://www.alternatehistory.com/forum/threads/alternate-wikipedia-infoboxes-v-do-not-post-current-politics-here.430177/page-38#post-16237678 – 63 likes
#11 (three-way tie): Erinthecute’s 4/10/2019 post on page 270: Texas American Union membership referendum https://www.alternatehistory.com/forum/threads/alternate-wikipedia-infoboxes-v-do-not-post-current-politics-here.430177/page-270#post-18753919 – 63 likes
#10 (tie): JoeyB2198’s 10/24/2018 post on page 200: Alternate 2005, 2008 and 2016 Elections https://www.alternatehistory.com/forum/threads/alternate-wikipedia-infoboxes-v-do-not-post-current-politics-here.430177/page-200#post-17786406 – 67 likes
#10 (tie): gap80’s 3/18/2019 post on page 262: Biden, And His Son Barack: Part 1 (of 3) https://www.alternatehistory.com/forum/threads/alternate-wikipedia-infoboxes-v-do-not-post-current-politics-here.430177/page-261#post-18636928 – 67 likes
#9 (tie): Kanan’s 1/14/2018 post on page 53: Provinces of New England https://www.alternatehistory.com/forum/threads/alternate-wikipedia-infoboxes-v-do-not-post-current-politics-here.430177/page-53#post-16354747 – 68 likes
#9 (tie): Turquoise Blue’s 3/30/2019 post on page 265: List of Confederate Prime Ministers https://www.alternatehistory.com/forum/threads/alternate-wikipedia-infoboxes-v-do-not-post-current-politics-here.430177/page-265#post-18701028 – 68 likes
#8 (tie): True Grit’s 1/7/2019 post on page 227: Ignatieff (Legendary Creature) https://www.alternatehistory.com/forum/threads/alternate-wikipedia-infoboxes-v-do-not-post-current-politics-here.430177/page-227#post-18196601 – 69 likes
#8 (tie): DrBobBobson’s 5/26/2018 post on page 136: Richard Nixon the Music Producer https://www.alternatehistory.com/forum/threads/alternate-wikipedia-infoboxes-v-do-not-post-current-politics-here.430177/page-136#post-17060047 – 69 likes
#7: machinekng’s 3/3/2019 post on page 253: “Colossus Must Fall // Act ? – Preview” The US State of Sicily https://www.alternatehistory.com/forum/threads/alternate-wikipedia-infoboxes-v-do-not-post-current-politics-here.430177/page-253#post-18558801 – 70 likes
#6: gap80’s 5/3/2018 post on page 128: Just Some Futurama Write-Ups https://www.alternatehistory.com/forum/threads/alternate-wikipedia-infoboxes-v-do-not-post-current-politics-here.430177/page-128#post-16956923 – 71 likes
#5: et37’s 8/22/2018 post on page 175: Robbie Rotten https://www.alternatehistory.com/forum/threads/alternate-wikipedia-infoboxes-v-do-not-post-current-politics-here.430177/page-175#post-17491629 – 76 likes
#4: JoeyB2198’s 10/11/2018 post on page 195: US House of Representatives elections, 2018 https://www.alternatehistory.com/forum/threads/alternate-wikipedia-infoboxes-v-do-not-post-current-politics-here.430177/page-195#post-17727489 – 89 likes
#3: LeinadB93’s 11/11/2017 post on page 2: 2015 British Imperial Election (Hail, Britannia) https://www.alternatehistory.com/forum/threads/alternate-wikipedia-infoboxes-v-do-not-post-current-politics-here.430177/page-2#post-15996288 – 92 likes
#2: Kanan’s 11/24/2017 post on page 10: 2016 New England https://www.alternatehistory.com/forum/threads/alternate-wikipedia-infoboxes-v-do-not-post-current-politics-here.430177/page-10#post-16079280 – 139 likes
And Post #1: Kanan’s 12/5/2017 post on page 23: New England https://www.alternatehistory.com/forum/threads/alternate-wikipedia-infoboxes-v-do-not-post-current-politics-here.430177/page-23#post-16144326 – 168 likes
I don’t know if any posts beyond page 401 got (or will get) more than 59 likes, because now I can’t see the number of likes each post gets. It’s the end of an era; and it was good while it lasted. Ah well, that’s life I guess…
Thanks for the support, Marse Lee!
EDIT: so far, 12 people have liked this
(I may just do this at the end of all my posts from now on)
my bad y’all
I always love your infoboxes, they almost are full timelines in themselves! And they are so convincingly German!
Thank you so much for this! Who won Senate districts 29, 30, and 31, and House districts 57, 59, 60, and 61?2018 Missouri State Legislature Elections
In 2018, Missouri held elections for both chambers of its General Assembly. In Missouri, despite being a swing state between the Nationals and the Unionists in statewide elections, the Nationals have not held power in either chamber of the Assembly in nearly 20 years. Since the 2000 elections, the Assembly has been controlled by a power-sharing agreement between the Unionists, the Parti La Louisiane, and the Social Democrats, known as "The Coalition". The strength of the Coalition has largely been attributed to the PLL winning voters that would otherwise vote for the Nationals, despite the Missouri PLL being the most liberal state PLL party in the nation. The Social Democrats also do very well in Missouri elections, winning in the heavily minority areas in St. Louis and near the SDP ancestral base in and around Kansas City where the Socialist Party (the SDP's predecessor) first emerged.
AwesomeThe War of the Saxon Succession (or the Three Weeks' War) was fought in September 1976. The war was triggered with the death of King Leopold of Saxony in the summer of 1976 without having produced any issue. His predecessor and elder brother, King Johann, had likewise died without producing any heirs. At that time, Saxony had not yet adopted primogeniture succession, with a bill having stalled out in the Saxon parliament shortly before Leopold's death. With the lack of a clear heir, there were three possible candidates for the Saxon throne:
In late summer 1976, the Saxon parliament (without passing the primogeniture bill) invited Prince Karl Emanuel of Hesse to be the next King of Saxony on the condition that he renounce his claim to the Hessian throne, which he did. Austria was not pleased with this and Karl Pius's supporters in the parliament strongly protested. What followed were several weeks of riots and protests as Karl Emanuel was crowned the King of Saxony in a hasty ceremony. Counter-protestors attacked and burned the Hapsburg embassy in Dresden (now likely considered to be a false-flag operation on the part of the Stasi), which was the actual and final trigger for the war. In Vienna, Emperor Maximilian announced that he was recognising Karl Pius von Sachsen as King Karl Pius of Saxony. When the Saxon parliament refused to allow Karl Pius into the country, Maximilian announced war against Saxony.
- Prince Karl Emanuel of Saxony - he was the youngest son of King Wolfgang I of Hesse and Maria Alix of Saxony, and was also the nephew of Kings Johann and Leopold. His name was put forward to avoid a personal union between Hesse and Saxony with his oldest brother (Crown Prince Wolfgang of Hesse) and because he could produce legitimate heirs (his other brother, Ernst Christoph, Prince of Fulda, had married morganatically more than a decade earlier). His succession was supported by most of the Saxon parliament and other German powers.
- Frīdrihs I, King of Livoania - he was the King of Livoania and the senior male-line member of the House of Wettin through his father, the late King Sigismund IV (1889-1945) of Livonia, who had been the uncle of Johann and Leopold. However, when Prince Maximilian of Saxony had accepted the Livonian throne in 1921, he disclaimed his rights to the Saxon throne and his son likewise had no interest.
- Karl Pius von Sachsen - he was the great-great-grandson of King Ernst I of Saxony (1818 - 1893) and the next senior-most male line member of the House of Wettin after the exclusion of the Livonians. His family had settled in Austria, with his father having served as the Viceroy of the Kingdom of Dalmatia for Emperor Maximilian. Karl Pius was himself a fighter pilot in the Luftstreitkräfte. His claim was supported by the Hapsburg Empire.
The Hapsburg invasion of Saxony was quick and rapid, with Hapsburg panzers overruning Saxon border defences. Their advantage would be short-lived, because immediately following Karl Emanuel's election as king, Saxony had asked for Prussia for military assistance, and tens of thousands of Prussian soldiers were prepare to blunt the Hapsburg invasion. Within a week, Hapsburg forces had encircled Görlitz and were threatening Dresden. Losses on both sides were significant, especially with massed air support and modern anti-tank guided missiles that allowed light infantry to destroy even the most modern tank from miles away. These early losses slowed the Hapsburg offensive, allowing Prussia to reinforce its army. Within ten days, the Hapsburgs were quickly on the defensive as fresh Prussian and Hessian troops poured into Saxony. At the same time, a combined Prussian-Burgundian force invaded the Hapsburg Netherlands.
After more than three weeks of battle, the German Confederation successfully negotiated a cease-fire that ended the war with Allied forces having reached the outskirts of Prague and Amsterdam, respectively. Five months later, in early 1977, the Treaty of Genoa was signed, officially ending the war. There were to be no territorial concessions as part of the treaty, but a de-militarized zone was created along the Saxon-Bohemian border and the border of the Austrian Netherlands. Austria agreed to pay reparitions to Saxony for the war, and Karl Pius von Sachsen was to be handed over to Saxon authorities so that he could be put on trial for treason. He committed suicide before that could happen. Karl Emanuel was recognised as the rightful King of Saxony, and it was also agreed that his heir would be wed to a Hapsburg archduchess. His daughter and heir, Princess Ulrike Luise of Saxony, married Archduke Franz Ludwig of Austria in 2006, and they were divorced in 2013.
Despite the relative shortness of the war, the ripples of the War of the Saxon Succession can still be felt today more than 50 years later. In Prussia, its classical militarism had fallen out of favour following the end of the Great War in the 1940s, but would come back after 1975 as a response to perceived Austrian aggression. The militarist Fatherland Front was founded in 1979 and peacetime conscription was reinstated the following year, which has allowed King Joachim August V has become the Kingdom's de facto military dictator. Saxony likewise has militarised significantly, instituting their own peacetime conscription in 1987. In Austria, the humiliation of the war lead to the collapse of the power of the Emperor and the rise of the Stasi's crypto-state in the last decades of the 20th century, which has coincided with a rise in Hapsburg military spending and aggression. Britain, despite not being an active participant, was profoundly impacted. Military doctrine and technology was forced to change in light of just how quickly the war moved. The expense and complexity of modern weapons of war meant that early losses could not be quickly replaced, and that any future peer vs. peer war would likely be over in a matter of weeks. The next-generation of British tanks (the Lancelot UCT) was heavily armoured, and they invested in explosive reactive armour and more recently, active defence systems. To counter waves of Hapsburg armour, the Royal Air Force adopted the Gloster Vulture ground-attack aircraft, and the Army's new Vickers Armstrongs Zulu attack helicopter was equipped with laser-guided Mjolnir missiles. More importantly, Britain saw the need to have forced forward-deployed onto the Continent for the first time since the Hundred Years' War. In 1982, the Canterbury Pact was signed between Britain, Prussia, Saxony, Burgundy and Hanover, and British forces would be permanately stationed on the Continent. The Canterbury Pact has expanded to include most of northern and western Europe. Similarly, the War of the Saxon Succession has lead to the creation of international consortiums such as RhineWings to reduce the individual costs of defence procurement.
The Sun Never Set
Black Friday Bombings / King-Emperor John II
Friedrich Wilhelm, Crown Prince of Prussia / Congress of Atomic Powers
Parliament of the British Empire / Counsellors of State
Landgravine Guinevere of Pusan / Margrave Mordred II of Choseon
Eugen Flegel Graf von Weiser / Empress Anna Victoria
Maria Luisa of Provence
House of Tudor-Mercia: Constantine I, Constantine II, Catherine, Joanna, Michael
The Marquess of Lynedoch
Arthur, Prince of Wales / Rudolph, King of the English
Leaders of the Congress of Atomic Powers
Tetrarchs of the Kingdom of Palestine
Ludwig XV, Grand Duke of Hesse-Darmstadt / Friederike of Hesse Darmstadt
FV201 Lancelot UCT, MV25 Timberwolf IFV, CV1 Cerberus ICV / The Grenadier Guards and Royal Natal Carbineers
Aircraft carriers of the world
Grand Council of the Michigan Confederation
20th and 21st century monarchs of the British Empire
Prussian Fatherland Front
Steppengrave Charles Albert of Nebraska / Ambrose Bingham, Viscount Lorton
Cooper Thorpe MP / Business and Finance Functional Constituency
FV151 Hotspur APC / FV210 Conestoga APC
Thank you!!!I always love your infoboxes, they almost are full timelines in themselves! And they are so convincingly German!
What territory does this Germany encompass? EDIT: To be more exact, does it have access to the Mediterranean coast in somewhere like Istria or Krain?
What exactly happened in the 1960s, during Ulbricht's tern or shortly before it, that made limiting civil rights seem like a wise move? What limits were imposed? Did it have something to do with Yugoslavia
Also, isn't this Germany - at least its Second Republic - very polarised if OTL (open) Communists like Wilhelm Pieck and Ernst Thälmann on the one side and OTL (arch-)conservatives like Stauffenberg and Hans-Christoph Seebohm on the other side can hold some of the highest offices?
What happened during Bloody July and is it the reason why Stauffenberg was later tried? What was the outcome of Stauffenberg's trial?
Also, what was up with the Netherlands in the mid-50s? Did the red government(?) last/was the revolution successful?