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

ok first off, this is cursed.
but second off, I love the None of These Candidates option and it should already exist irl.
Yes, this is a real option they have in Nevada elections OTL! I wanted to demonstrate this and started doing an election with real people and circumstances before I realized it would be pretty hard to get it to "win" on such a big scale without setting everything up in a very different way.
 
I made these Infoboxes in 2017 with the POD being that SpaceX's Falcon 1 rockets succeed (nearly) immediately, instead of only succeeding at the fourth flight.

This results in a more... conservative but earlier Falcon rockets development, with the Falcon 5 being developped and used starting in 2009 (with an upgraded version being able to lift much of the payloads F9 1.0 could IRL),
The Falcon 9 would make its first flight a bit later than IRL, and quickly be developped into a vehicle as capable as the v1.1 and being recovered, the recovery method of the F9R here is a bit different, having "canards" instead of grid fins, and small wings allowing for a more lofted descent trajectory (think the IRL new glenn) it would also land on a barge/droneship, but it would be sent back to the Cape/Vandenberg with another, quicker ship.

the Dragon spacecraft would fly earlier than IRL, as would the commercial cargo missions, the capsule would have an almost flawless track record, with the exception of CRS 5, where an underperformance of the Merlin engine would result in the F5 v1.1 (which would have tighter fuel margins than our F9) not being able to lift the capsule to the desired orbit, leading to a mission abort and splashdown. All subsequent Dragon launches would be on Falcon 9s, the F9 and its derivative would fly nearly a hundred times over the decade with the only major failure being the launch of Arabsat 6B from roughly the same strut failure that caused CRS 7's failure IRL.

In this timeline the various Dragon capsule derivative happen instead of being cancelled, Crew Dragon there is much like the IRL dragon rider project, much closer to Dragon v1. three Beyond Low Earth orbit versions of dragon would be made, Grey dragon to the lunar orbit, Red Dragon to mars and Green Dragon to venus, they would fly from the late 2010s well into the 2020s and would provide a standardize access to BLEO and interplanetary experiments. They would all be launched from Falcon X, which are roughly comparable to Blue Origin's new glenn in term of size, capacity and recovery method.

 
Beat this.





Sorry if it's a little long.
This is really interesting! In regards to Christianity, is there still a sizeable Christian population in America at all? Has any Christian theological influence (i.e. Jesus or the stories of the Bible) survived in Albionism? If not, are there groups who've attempted to syncretize Christianity with Albionism? Did Mormonism ever become a thing ITTL?

Also, is there an official list of gods/other beings in the pantheon?
 
This is really interesting!
Thanks!

In regards to Christianity, is there still a sizeable Christian population in America at all? Has any Christian theological influence (i.e. Jesus or the stories of the Bible) survived in Albionism? If not, are there groups who've attempted to syncretize Christianity with Albionism? Did Mormonism ever become a thing ITTL?
I'd say about 3%-4% of Columbia is Christian, specifically from the Church of Jesus Christ, which is a very progressive branch of Christianity that emphasizes the message of "love thy neighbor" over everything else. Many of Jesus' teachings and parables have been worked into Albionic scripture, but with different settings and characters (the Prodigal Son and Good Samaritan tales are set in Revolutionary America, for instance). There are some Albionic groups that have incorporated Catholic practices into their worship services to attract more Catholics to the faith, but even though they have permission from Manhattan, they are very controversial and on the fringe of the religion.

No Mormonism, either. The entire OTL Second Great Awakening was butterflied.

Also, is there an official list of gods/other beings in the pantheon
Not at the moment, but I'll inevitably get around to making it. It won't be comprehensive, because like Greco-Roman and Egyptian mythology there are too many gods and demigods and monsters and heroes to ever easily list, but there are certainly more than the Great Thirteen and the Patriots.
 
Thanks!

I'd say about 3%-4% of Columbia is Christian, specifically from the Church of Jesus Christ, which is a very progressive branch of Christianity that emphasizes the message of "love thy neighbor" over everything else. Many of Jesus' teachings and parables have been worked into Albionic scripture, but with different settings and characters (the Prodigal Son and Good Samaritan tales are set in Revolutionary America, for instance). There are some Albionic groups that have incorporated Catholic practices into their worship services to attract more Catholics to the faith, but even though they have permission from Manhattan, they are very controversial and on the fringe of the religion.

No Mormonism, either. The entire OTL Second Great Awakening was butterflied.

Not at the moment, but I'll inevitably get around to making it. It won't be comprehensive, because like Greco-Roman and Egyptian mythology there are too many gods and demigods and monsters and heroes to ever easily list, but there are certainly more than the Great Thirteen and the Patriots.
It's your timeline, so it's obviously ultimately up to you, but I find 3-4% very small. Obviously Albionism is the majority religion, but I'd expect Christianity to still make up a good chunk of the population (~10-20%, though probably closer to 10%) given the heavily Christian nature of the early colonies. I get that Albionism drove a lot of people away from Christianity, but I don't really see it going from nearly 100% of the population to just 3-4% in just over two centuries. Again, I'm not going to tell you how to write your TL, that's just my opinion.

What Catholic practices have been incorporated into these Albionic groups?

If you're looking for god suggestions, I think Serapis (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serapis) would be a good fit given that the Albionic pantheon is largely derived from the Greco-Roman and Egyptian pantheons and that Serapis was a Greco-Egyptian deity from the time of the Ptolemies, combining aspects of Hades, Demeter, Dionysus, Osiris, and Apis. He's also traditionally regarded as the husband of Isis, so that would probably fit well seeing as Isis is already one of the Great Thirteen.

Also, are any specific Shinto gods incorporated into the pantheon?
 
It's your timeline, so it's obviously ultimately up to you, but I find 3-4% very small. Obviously Albionism is the majority religion, but I'd expect Christianity to still make up a good chunk of the population (~10-20%, though probably closer to 10%) given the heavily Christian nature of the early colonies. I get that Albionism drove a lot of people away from Christianity, but I don't really see it going from nearly 100% of the population to just 3-4% in just over two centuries. Again, I'm not going to tell you how to write your TL, that's just my opinion.
Well, the United Empire is the most populous and largest country on Earth, with control reaching from the southern half of China to Indochina to Malaya to eastern Australia to all of the Pacific and North America to Morocco and the Congo and West Africa. Christianity's seeming lack of popularity by percentage rates can be chalked up to Columbia having around a billion citizens spread across the globe. It's very much a force in the American South, but compared to the huge numbers of Chosen Ones in Columbian China and its populous ilk... the percentages can be misleading. I'd say there are about... oh, fifty million Christians in the entire United Empire. But there are around 1.2 billion Chosen Ones in Columbia.

What Catholic practices have been incorporated into these Albionic groups?
Well, for starters, there's a version of the Albionic worship service said entirely in Latin... which is a bit outdated, as the Catholic Church as of the 1980s ITTL no longer says the Mass in Latin. Other than that it's just differences in what priests wear and say, nothing too big a departure from straight-up Albionism but enough to write home about.

If you're looking for god suggestions, I think Serapis (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serapis) would be a good fit given that the Albionic pantheon is largely derived from the Greco-Roman and Egyptian pantheons and that Serapis was a Greco-Egyptian deity from the time of the Ptolemies, combining aspects of Hades, Demeter, Dionysus, Osiris, and Apis. He's also traditionally regarded as the husband of Isis, so that would probably fit well seeing as Isis is already one of the Great Thirteen.
Ooh, thanks for the suggestion!

Also, are any specific Shinto gods incorporated into the pantheon?
All of them have been incorporated in one way or another, though a lot of them have been downgraded to simpler spirits or demigods over the years. The very important Shinto deities are definitely full-blown gods, though, and are venerated more in Japan than the rest of the Albionic sphere.
 
Well, the United Empire is the most populous and largest country on Earth, with control reaching from the southern half of China to Indochina to Malaya to eastern Australia to all of the Pacific and North America to Morocco and the Congo and West Africa. Christianity's seeming lack of popularity by percentage rates can be chalked up to Columbia having around a billion citizens spread across the globe. It's very much a force in the American South, but compared to the huge numbers of Chosen Ones in Columbian China and its populous ilk... the percentages can be misleading. I'd say there are about... oh, fifty million Christians in the entire United Empire. But there are around 1.2 billion Chosen Ones in Columbia.
Yeah, that makes sense. So I'm guessing in North America alone Christians make up ~8-10% of the total population?

Also, are there any references by politicians to "Christian-Albionic values" like OTL's "Judeo-Christian values," or are the two religions so divorced from one another that there aren't many values held in common?
Well, for starters, there's a version of the Albionic worship service said entirely in Latin... which is a bit outdated, as the Catholic Church as of the 1980s ITTL no longer says the Mass in Latin. Other than that it's just differences in what priests wear and say, nothing too big a departure from straight-up Albionism but enough to write home about.
So I'm guessing this worship service is kind of similar to the OTL Anglican Ordinariate for former Anglicans joining the Catholic Church. That's cool, although I would still be interested in seeing some group try to reconcile Christianity with Albionism and the inevitable theological mess that would result.

I'll also admit, a reason why I asked about Mormonism was because I really wanted to see if there was some weird Mormon-Albionic syncretic religion given that both are weird very Amerocentric religions. I obviously understand why Mormonism wouldn't be a thing ITTL though.
All of them have been incorporated in one way or another, though a lot of them have been downgraded to simpler spirits or demigods over the years. The very important Shinto deities are definitely full-blown gods, though, and are venerated more in Japan than the rest of the Albionic sphere.
So I'm guessing the only Shinto gods that would really matter outside of Japan are the likes of Amaterasu, Izanagi, and Izanami? Has there been any intermarriage between the Imperial House of Japan and the Royal House of America? For that matter, how have American relations been with the Christian countries of Europe?

Also, you said Albionism is only the second largest religion; is Christianity still the largest, or has it been surpassed by Islam due to conversions from Christianity to Albionism?
 
Yeah, that makes sense. So I'm guessing in North America alone Christians make up ~8-10% of the total population
Or thereabouts.

Also, are there any references by politicians to "Christian-Albionic values" like OTL's "Judeo-Christian values," or are the two religions so divorced from one another that there aren't many values held in common?
I'd say their values and messages are similar enough for that comparison to be made, yeah.

So I'm guessing this worship service is kind of similar to the OTL Anglican Ordinariate for former Anglicans joining the Catholic Church. That's cool, although I would still be interested in seeing some group try to reconcile Christianity with Albionism and the inevitable theological mess that would result.
This is exactly what that was inspired by, so yeah. And there are definitely people who have tried to fuse Christianity and Albionism... but they all inevitably flounder and fail, and none have ever gone mainstream. The two faiths are fundamentally different at the highest theological level (even if they both have the same general "be nice to others" message), and it would be a nightmare to attempt to marry them.

Has there been any intermarriage between the Imperial House of Japan and the Royal House of America? For that matter, how have American relations been with the Christian countries of Europe?
The House of Saratoga (originally the House of Hamilton before Empress Angelica I changed the name when she ascended to the throne in 1879), the House of Yamato, and the House of Bourbon have traditionally intermarried since the alliance was born in the 1800s, with the intent of solidifying their alliances via blood. Since the UEC is best friends with France, anyone who's chummy with them is chummy with Columbia, and vice-versa. Traditionally, this includes the Netherlands, Venice, Naples, Sicily, Savoy, Spain, and Austria (though the last two are only sometimes allies, and have been known to switch sides).

Also, you said Albionism is only the second largest religion; is Christianity still the largest, or has it been surpassed by Islam due to conversions from Christianity to Albionism?
It was initially supposed to be Islam that was the largest, but as I further built up the world I... kinda inadvertently screwed over Islam. Between the Pharaonic Kingdom of Egypt (which practices unadulterated Egyptian mythology), the Kingdom of Jerusalem (which is by-and-large Catholic and Eastern Orthodox), the Columbian puppet of Mesopotamia, the history of Russia controlling Persia, and the Japanese control of Indonesia, Islam's really been confined to India, Turkey, Venetian Libya, and parts of Southeast Asia and Central Asia. So Christianity still holds the number one spot.
 
From Desire the Right:
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Francis Lloyd "Frank" Ulrich (/ˈʊlrɪk/) is a fictional character and the protagonist of the Patagonian adaptation of House of Cards, portrayed by Welsh-Patagonian actor Matt Ryan. He is depicted as a ruthless, cunning, sociopathic, Machiavellian, and extraordinarily corrupt politician who rises from Shadow Attorney General to Prime Minister of Patagonia through treachery, manipulation, and murder. Ulrich is also portrayed as having a secret relationship with Megan MacKinnon (Florence Pugh), the 18-year-old daughter of the Conservative leader and Season 1 Prime Minister Llewellyn MacKinnon (Peter Capaldi).

Throughout the series, he manipulates and destroys several people, including those he calls friends, for his own ends. He personally commits seven murders throughout the first season, as well as another four in the second. Additionally, he is portrayed as being involved in bribery, extortion, racketeering, fraud, and obstruction of justice. Some of Ulrich's dialogue is presented in a way that directly addresses the audience, breaking the fourth wall.
 
This is exactly what that was inspired by, so yeah. And there are definitely people who have tried to fuse Christianity and Albionism... but they all inevitably flounder and fail, and none have ever gone mainstream. The two faiths are fundamentally different at the highest theological level (even if they both have the same general "be nice to others" message), and it would be a nightmare to attempt to marry them.
Yeah; as I said, any attempt at syncretism would be a theological mess. Still though, it could be interesting to see one of these attempts if you go through with the graphics TL. Stranger syncretic religions have emerged after all.
The House of Saratoga (originally the House of Hamilton before Empress Angelica I changed the name when she ascended to the throne in 1879), the House of Yamato, and the House of Bourbon have traditionally intermarried since the alliance was born in the 1800s, with the intent of solidifying their alliances via blood. Since the UEC is best friends with France, anyone who's chummy with them is chummy with Columbia, and vice-versa. Traditionally, this includes the Netherlands, Venice, Naples, Sicily, Savoy, Spain, and Austria (though the last two are only sometimes allies, and have been known to switch sides).
So the Bourbons are still in France? What's been the history of France up to the present?

Also, I'm guessing Columbia's cordial relations with the European countries means that Albionic-Christian relations are pretty good overall?
It was initially supposed to be Islam that was the largest, but as I further built up the world I... kinda inadvertently screwed over Islam. Between the Pharaonic Kingdom of Egypt (which practices unadulterated Egyptian mythology), the Kingdom of Jerusalem (which is by-and-large Catholic and Eastern Orthodox), the Columbian puppet of Mesopotamia, the history of Russia controlling Persia, and the Japanese control of Indonesia, Islam's really been confined to India, Turkey, Venetian Libya, and parts of Southeast Asia and Central Asia. So Christianity still holds the number one spot.
Pharaonic Kingdom, eh? Between this and mention of an Archdruid in Britain, how much have pagan religions resurged?
 
I made these Infoboxes in 2017 with the POD being that SpaceX's Falcon 1 rockets succeed (nearly) immediately, instead of only succeeding at the fourth flight.

I love space-related stuff, especially in this format, and one day, I will realize my dream of doing a version of the manned Venus flyby mission.
 
I made these Infoboxes in 2017 with the POD being that SpaceX's Falcon 1 rockets succeed (nearly) immediately, instead of only succeeding at the fourth flight.

This results in a more... conservative but earlier Falcon rockets development, with the Falcon 5 being developped and used starting in 2009 (with an upgraded version being able to lift much of the payloads F9 1.0 could IRL),
The Falcon 9 would make its first flight a bit later than IRL, and quickly be developped into a vehicle as capable as the v1.1 and being recovered, the recovery method of the F9R here is a bit different, having "canards" instead of grid fins, and small wings allowing for a more lofted descent trajectory (think the IRL new glenn) it would also land on a barge/droneship, but it would be sent back to the Cape/Vandenberg with another, quicker ship.

the Dragon spacecraft would fly earlier than IRL, as would the commercial cargo missions, the capsule would have an almost flawless track record, with the exception of CRS 5, where an underperformance of the Merlin engine would result in the F5 v1.1 (which would have tighter fuel margins than our F9) not being able to lift the capsule to the desired orbit, leading to a mission abort and splashdown. All subsequent Dragon launches would be on Falcon 9s, the F9 and its derivative would fly nearly a hundred times over the decade with the only major failure being the launch of Arabsat 6B from roughly the same strut failure that caused CRS 7's failure IRL.

In this timeline the various Dragon capsule derivative happen instead of being cancelled, Crew Dragon there is much like the IRL dragon rider project, much closer to Dragon v1. three Beyond Low Earth orbit versions of dragon would be made, Grey dragon to the lunar orbit, Red Dragon to mars and Green Dragon to venus, they would fly from the late 2010s well into the 2020s and would provide a standardize access to BLEO and interplanetary experiments. They would all be launched from Falcon X, which are roughly comparable to Blue Origin's new glenn in term of size, capacity and recovery method.

I am in love with this post. Some of it is similar to stuff I have planned for my timeline But what was wrong with Red Dragon 1 that they were only able to contact it for a few hours after touchdown?

Also,has the Falcon X flown yet? I think SpaceX would want to keep the 9 around to cover any gap.

And how has all this affected the wider world of space flight?
 
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Tulsi Gabbard (/ˈtʌlsi ˈɡæbərd/; born April 12, 1981) is an American politician serving as the 72nd United States Secretary of State. She has represented Hawaii's 2nd congressional district since 2013, and has served in a number of Cabinet posts during her tenure in the Silverman government. Gabbard is also a former Hawaii Army National Guard major, having served two tours during the Second Iraq War. She was the first Hindu and Samoan-American in Congress at the time of her election.

In 2004, Gabbard served in a field medical unit of the Hawaii National Guard in Iraq and was later deployed to Kuwait as an Army Military Police Platoon leader. She was Secretary of the Socialist Party from 2021 to 2026, having emerged as an early supporter of future party leader Howard Silverman. During the 2026 election, Gabbard came under fire for her past views on same-sex marriage, having lobbied for a state constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. Gabbard has since apologized for those positions, citing her military service for her evolving views on LGBT+ rights.

Following the 2026 snap election, Gabbard was appointed Secretary of Veterans Affairs by Silverman, a position she held through 2028, before being moved to Secretary of Defense. As Secretary of Defense, Gabbard has opposed military interventionism and so-called "regime change wars" while also declaring herself a "hawk" against terrorism, arguing that military actions should be done through the United Nations or alongside other world powers such as the Soviet Union or Britain. Gabbard helped to realize the American withdrawal from Yemen and Algeria by 2032, ensuring peaceful transitions for both countries. She has stirred controversy for both meeting with various Middle Eastern leaders - responding to such criticism by saying "it's necessary to meet with one's enemies; conflict is always a last resort" - as well as speaking vocally against Saudi Arabia and the country's record of human rights abuses.

Gabbard was named Secretary of State in 2033, driving rumors that Gabbard was being groomed by Silverman to eventually succeed him as Chancellor should he retire. Neither Silverman nor Gabbard have responded to the rumors. As Secretary of State, Gabbard has sought to strengthen American diplomacy abroad and has helped the US to serve as a moderator for peace talks in the Middle East and South America. She has also pushed for democratization from developing American allies such as the Philippines, Colombia, Nigeria, and Indonesia or risk losing American foreign aid.

I like Gabbard, fight me

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