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Abraham Lincoln of Oregon
Prior to being appointed Territorial Governor of Oregon, Abraham Lincoln was a lawyer and single term Representative. He would've most likely become a local Illinois politician, if not fading into the depths of history. Instead, Lincoln accepted the offer of recently elected Zachary Taylor to become the Territorial Governor of Oregon.

Territorial Governorship
Lincoln's first governorship would be burdened by political turmoil. Lincoln still had the unfortunate nickname of "Spotty" which became attached to his term. The Democratic legislature in the territory was opposed to almost everything Lincoln tried. The capital of the territory was moved from Oregon City to Salem, something Lincoln actually endorsed in a form of bipartisanship. He would also serve as part of an Indian Commission to make deals with the Native American tribes on the western side of the Cascade Mountains to move them to the eastern side. His big achievement in office was the repel of the 1849 black exclusion law and the passing of the Oregon Anti-Slavery Act of 1853, which banned Slavery in the Oregon Territory. This would be one of the causes of the American Civil War. His term would end unceremoniously in 1853 with the election of Franklin Pierce.

Lincoln considered returning to his home of Illinois or his birth state of Kentucky, but he chose instead to stay in Oregon, returning to his lawyer roots. He served quietly for many years until the 1860 Presidential Election. He ran for the Republican nomination, but lost out to Sen. William H. Seward for the President, with former Kansas Governor Andrew H. Reeder as Vice-President. The 1860 election would be won by Gov. Sam Houston of Texas as President with Sen. Jefferson Davis of Mississippi as Vice-President, both elected under the Constitutional Union ticket. After this, Lincoln would run for the Governorship of Oregon in 1862. He would win in a close victory in a race between the Republicans, Northern Democrats, Southern Democrats, and the Constitutional Union Party.

Oregon Governorship
Lincoln would be elected governor on the eve of the American Civil War. The conflict between Pro-Slavery and Anti-Slavery would come to a head when Sen. Stephen A. Douglas would introduce the Popular Sovereignty Act of 1862 which would allow slavery to expand farther westward. It passed the House and was introduced to the Senate. This prompted some politicians in the Abolitionsit Northern states to secede from the Union. This created the Union of American States and thus began the American Civil War.

The American Civil War (1962-1971)
Surprising to most at the time, Lincoln had the Oregon Legislature declare neutrality during the early stages of the War. Some in the state wished to secede and join the UAS or create a new Pacific Republic. Oregon would remain a neutral state until the election of 1864. Pres. Sam Houston had died in 1863, leaving Jefferson Davis to the President. The election of 1864 would see Davis reelected by a wide margin, except in Oregon and California where the Republican Party overwhelmingly won. After the election, Davis would declared Martial Law in Oregon and California. In response to this, the Californian and Oregonian Legislatures seceded from the United States and joined the Union of American States. (Colloquially referred to as Nationalists for the USA, Freedomites for the UAS). As the war progressed, Lincoln remained popular in the state, raising the 1st Army of Oregon to defend the state and suppress rebels. This war also brought him into conflict with the Native Americans, who would suffer greatly by his governorship. Many tribes were placed in reservations or massacred by the Lincoln Administration. This would cause lasting damage to the relationship between the Oregonian State Government and the Native Americans. The war would last much longer than necessary due to incompetence by Nationalist Generals. The war would end with the suicide of Jefferson Davis in 1868 and the ascension of Vice-President John C. Breckenridge. The Freedomite army had already taken most of the former Nationalist territory over and thus the Treaty of Louisville would end the war and reunite the nation. Almost everything would remain the same, excluding the abolition of slavery, equality of African-Americans, and the reconstruction of the United States. The Civil War would officially end in 1871, but both sides had stopped shooting at each other by early 1869. The election would be about how to best reunite and reconstruct the nation after such a disastrous conflict.

Post Civil War
Lincoln's governorship ended with the Civil War, but that was not the end of his Oregonian political plan. He was going to run for the House of Representatives in 1872 when the Republican nomination for president called his attention. The chosen candidate for President was Cassius Clay of Kentucky and Lincoln had been chosen to be the vice-president on the ticket. Lincoln accepted immediately. This would begin Lincoln's federal career.

The Election of 1872

The Election of 1872 was a fierce one, with both sides slinging out argument after argument. Lincoln's skill in speech would become apparent when he was debating Democratic Vice-Presidential nominee Thomas A. Hendricks. In all reality, the Republicans were sure to win the election. With the Democrats loosing the American Civil War, many felt betrayed, this showing in the voting records.
With a victory in federal politics. Lincoln began work with other Republican politicians and even a few Democratic politicians like Sen. Andrew Johnson. Lincoln would practically run Reconstruction, being slightly merciful to the former Nationalist States. This mercy would not include Former Nationalist General Nathan Bedford Forrest and his Ku Klux Klan, which would be harshly put down. This earned him the nickname of "The Father of Reconstruction". Clay would win reelection in 1876 as well, with Lincoln as his VP.

Death
While Lincoln would live for many years after his terms as Vice-President, Lincoln turned down the nomination for President in the 1880 presidential election, leaving it to Indiana Governor Benjamin Harrison (Who would win the election, despite being the youngest president to do so until the 20th Century.) Lincoln would retire to his home in Salem, Oregon. Lincoln didn't do much in politics after this, despite his living for another 12 years after his retirement. He quietly died in his sleep in 1892.

Legacy
Lincoln has become a focal point of Oregonian politics, with many in the state trying to emulate his charm when running for election. There is also the University of Lincoln in Eastern Oregon that is one of the most prestigious universities in the nation. Lincoln's record on Native Americans continues to haunt Oregonian politics and national politics, creating tension.

In popular culture
Lincoln has appeared as a significant character in multiple works, mostly those around the American Civil War.
Theatre and Film
  • Lincoln appeared in the film "A Nation Divided" where he is scene as a villain in politics, causing trouble for the Nationalist Government, even sabotage.
  • Lincoln also appeared in the 2010 musical, "Lincoln: An American Musical" written by Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Literature
  • Lincoln appears in the Alternate History title "My Brother's Keeper" by H. N. Turtledove where Lincoln stays in Illinois and becomes Secretary of State in the election of 1860 as part of the Seward Administration during an earlier American Civil War.
  • Lincoln appears as a character in the Supernatural Senators book series where Lincoln hunts ghosts and ghouls during the Reconstruction Era.
  • Lincoln is the focal character in the alternate history novel "The Great Emancipator" by Stephen Stirling where Lincoln leads a John Brown style slave revolt against the federal government, leading to the creation of a Communist state on the North American Continent.
Video Game
  • Lincoln appears as a major character in the third game in the Terminator Order series where he appears, serving the Knights of Ra against the player character.
One minor thing, on your section on the American Civil War, the dates you have in the title say 1962-1971. Pretty sure your mean 18, not 19. This is great though!
 
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The 2016 Great British presidential election was held on Thursday, 10th November 2016. The Unionist ticket of businessman Fraser Banks and Governor of Cornwall Charles Eustice defeated the Liberal ticket of former Senator of Lancashire Cherie Blair and Representative from Yorkshire Michael Leslie, despite losing the popular vote. Banks subsequently took office as the 43rd President of Great Britain, and Eustice as the 47th Vice President, on 20 January 2017.

Banks emerged as the Unionist Party front-runner amidst a wide field of primary candidates. Meanwhile, Blair was a strong favourite to become the Liberal Party nominee, and after facing a fiercer-than-expected primary challenge from left-wing Senator Bernard Corbyn, became the first female presidential nominee of a major British party. Banks ran a populist campaign pledging to "Make Britain Great Again", which also opposed illegal immigration, political correctness and social liberalism. Blair, as a former senator and First Lady of Great Britain, emphasised her greater political experience and denounced Banks and the Unionist campaign as bigoted. She advocated the expansion of outgoing President David Miliband's policies on healthcare, LGBT and women's rights and what she called "responsible capitalism". The tone of the campaign was widely regarded as divisive and overly negative, demonstrated by the poor personal ratings of both candidates amongst the general public.

In the run-up to the election, Blair led practically every national vote poll and was judged to be ahead in most swing states such as Cheshire, Cornwall, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire, leading Banks' eventual victory to be considered one of the greatest political upsets in British history. Blair received over 1.1 million more votes than Banks, thanks mainly to strong victories in the Londons, Mersey and Scotland, whilst Banks won the Electoral College thanks to upset victories in the Midlands and most notably Yorkshire, which hadn't voted for a Unionist candidate for president since 1984. The result made Banks the fourth person in history to become president whilst losing the nationwide popular vote. He is the first president with neither prior public service nor military experience.
 
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Following the sinking of the Rainbow Warrior, the French agents responsible for the act (Louis-Pierre Dillais, Dominique Prieur and Alain Mafart) were forcibly removed from their cells and lynched by an enraged mob of local citizens and activists. In protest, the French government announced the immediate implementation of an economic embargo of New Zealand's exports to the European Economic Community. The New Zealand government attempted to levy a moral argument to the ECC, as the French had been the provocateurs and as such should not be allowed to implement such sanctions, but the case was ignored due to ongoing complications from the concurrent Copenhagen Bombings. Thus, the New Zealand military mobilised its navy to the Tuamotu Archipelago and began a bombing assault on French Polynesia. In the lead-up to the eventual invasion, various bombings and killings were similarly carried out by French agents, including the assassination of Prime Minister David Lange.

 
Juanita Griffiths (b. October 3, 2019) is an Argentine biologist, sheep and penguin farmer, and entrepreneur, best known as the founder of chief executive officer of Johnnies, a multinational company that focuses on fast food restaurants, textile manufacturing and genomics, as well as the creation of sanctuaries.

Juanita was born in Caleta Olivia, a prominent port in the province of Santa Cruz, to Welsh fisherman Raul Griffiths and Italian-born teacher Regina Caruso. Having graduated from the National University of Austral Patagonia in 2041 with a degree in biology, Juanita was resettled in a refugee camp alongside her family due to rising sea levels, and subsequently left northwards after marrying American emigre Letizia Dixon, doing various side jobs and volunteering for various animal charities. After returning home following the end of the Second Falklands War, Juanita founded the first Johnnies restaurant in Comodoro Rivadaria.

The company expanded over a span of seven years, buying up farmland, egg and (vegetarian) dairy outlets and signing contracts with local businesses; as of currently, Johnnies has a presence in South America, Australia, New Zealand and Southern Africa, with about 2,100 food outlets and genetic laboratories worldwide as well as 150 mini-sanctuaries. Johnnies has played a significant role in the preservation of Antarctic fauna, namely penguins, and the popularization of the Gentoo penguin (after which the company is named), which has become ubiquitous as a pet, poultry specimen and laboratory animal in Argentine Antarctica and elsewhere. While the company has been criticized over allegations of inhumane experimentation and its CEO has been accused of war crimes during her time as a military volunteer, Johnnies' income remains steady.



2058 Illinois gubernatorial election
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Cherie Theresa Booth Blair (née Booth; born 23 September 1954) is a British politician, lawyer and public speaker. She served as First Lady of Great Britain between 1993 and 2001 and as Senator from Lancashire between 2003 and 2015. Blair became the first woman to be nominated for British President by a major political party when she won the Liberal Party nomination in 2016. She was the first woman to win the popular vote in a British presidential election, which she lost to Fraser Banks.

Born in Lancashire and raised in Mersey, Blair attended university at the London School of Economics and she later qualified as a lawyer, later working as legal counsel in London. She met future president Anthony Blair in 1976 and married him in 1980. Her husband was elected President in the 1992 presidential election, after which Blair served as First Lady of Great Britain. Unlike previous first ladies, who often took a behind-the-scenes role, Blair personally and publicly took charge of a number of campaigns, most notably healthcare reform. Dubbed 'Blaircare', the reforms failed to make it through the British Congress, which after the 1994 congressional elections was dominated by Unionists strongly opposed to her agenda. Nonetheless, she was more successful at championing the Adoption and Safe Families and Foster Care Reform bills, which both successfully became law at the end of her husband's presidency.

In 2002, she was successful in the primary to become the Liberal candidate for one of the Lancashire senate seats; she was elected with 56% of the vote that November and re-elected six years later with almost 70% of the vote. During her first term, she was well regarded across the Senate for her bipartisanship and work with Unionist senators across the aisle. She ran for president in 2008, starting off as the frontrunner in the Liberal primary, but she was defeated by eventual winner David Miliband in the primaries. Her second term as senator saw her take particular interests in foreign affairs and international development and she served as Chair of the Foreign Affairs Senate Committee between 2009 and 2015.

Blair made a second presidential run in 2016; this time she successfully won the Liberal primaries. She ran in the election with Representative Michael Leslie of Yorkshire as her running mate. She was defeated by Unionist candidate Fraser Banks in the electoral college despite winning the popular vote by over 1 million. Following her loss, she wrote her memoirs, titled Behind the Story, and launched the Progress.GB think-tank with her daughter, Catherine.
 
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The Unionist Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in Great Britain; the other is its historic rival, the Liberal Party.

The Unionist Party was founded by opponents of the practice of slavery, which were predominantly abolitionist members of the Whig Party. The new party also sought to represent agrarian interests and supported reform of the 19th century British economic system. Benjamin Disraeli was the first Unionist president, after his victory in the 1860 presidential election, under whom slavery was abolished in Great Britain and its colonial territories. The party dominated British politics throughout the remainder of the 19th century, governing Britain under the "One Nation Unionism" ideology. The party shifted ideologically towards conservatism in the 1920s and its support base, which was traditionally in urban areas, became more rural and working-class after the Second World War. The party's modern base of support includes those living in rural areas, men, white Britons, people without a university education and older voters.

The modern Unionist Party espouses conservatism, incorporating economic liberalism and social conservatism. The party supports lower taxation, small government, neoliberalism, restrictions on immigration, deregulation, restrictions on and regulation of trade unionism and traditional family values. Some areas of the party are libertarian conservatives, whilst others support tariffs and protectionism to safeguard British industry, although the vast majority of the party became supportive of free trade in the 20th century.

As of 2020, the Unionists control the presidency and the British Senate, a majority of state governorships and a majority of state legislatures.

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The Liberal Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in Great Britain; the other is its historical rival, the Unionist Party.

The Liberal Party traces its heritage back to the old Whig Party, which alongside the Republican Party was one of the dominant political parties in the first half of the 19th century. The party was formed by a merger of the two parties in 1861 - the first Liberal president was John Gladstone, elected in 1884. In its early years of existence, the party was dominated by conservative liberals. Although the party supported free trade, it was very much in favour of limited government and state rights. Since the 1930s, the party has been dominated by progressives and the party now supports a socially liberal platform. From the 1950s onwards the party has drawn the majority of its support from urban-dominated states, northern England, Scotland and Wales. Women, graduates, minorities, millennials and black, Muslim and Jewish Britons tend to support the Liberal Party.

The Liberal Party's modern philosophy advocates social and economic equality, along with a welfare state and regulation in the economy. Policies such as environmental protection, support for trade unions, social programs, affordable university fees and healthcare and equal opportunity form the core of the party's economic platform, whilst the party advocates LGBT rights, immigration reform and drug decriminalisation as part of its social offering.

As of 2020, the Liberals control the House of Representatives and the mayoralties of most major British cities. Three judges on the seven-strong Supreme Court were appointed by Liberal presidents.
 
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The 2016 United States archivist election was a federal election held to determine the archivist of the United States for the next 8 years. The archivist serves as the country's head of state, though enjoys limited political powers. In the election, state archivist of Virginia, David Butler, defeated university professor Edward Stevens of Massachusetts as well as three other candidates. Butler won 52.7% of the popular vote and carried 46 states.
 
The 2016 United States archivist election was a federal election held to determine the archivist of the United States for the next 8 years. The archivist serves as the country's head of state, though enjoys limited political powers. In the election, state archivist of Virginia, David Butler, defeated university professor Edward Stevens of Massachusetts as well as three other candidates. Butler won 52.7% of the popular vote and carried 46 states.
Why is the US head of state ITTL called "archivist"?
 

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Why is the US head of state ITTL called "archivist"?
This is actually a real position that exists OTL. The archivist keeps the records of laws and other important documents and declares if an amendment is passed. TTL he serves as a figurehead that is uninvolved in politics, while the head of the executive branch is a chancellor, who is elected by the House of Representatives.
 
Michael Ignatieff (born July 16, 1962) is a Canadian lawyer, agronomist and former politician who served as the 22nd Premier of Manitoba from 2011 to 2020, leading a Progressive Conservative government. The son of Russian-born farmers, Ignatieff spent much of his youth and early adulthood working various side jobs, including that of a porter, before graduating the University of Manitoba in 1988 and joining up with an agricultural cooperative. Becoming involved in politics in the early 2000s, Ignatieff served several years as a municipal councillor in East St. Paul before being elected to the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba. From there, Ignatieff rapidly rose in the ranks, winning the 2009 Progressive Conservative leadership race as a "dark horse" candidate following the party's disastrous performance in the 2007 election and then-leader Stuart Murray's resignation, and securing a majority for the Progressive Conservatives two years later.

Ignatieff's tenure as Premier was characterized by a variety of gaffes, allegations of political patronage, and a poor relationship with media, including but not limited to a 2020 speech in which he called for a crackdown on media outlets and journalists which criticize Manitoba's authorities "for cash" (specifically, Ignatieff called for them to be wiped out); this statement, along with Ignatieff's refusal to apologize, sparked widespread public criticism, and eventually resulted in the dismissal of Ignatieff and appointment of opposition leader Wab Kinew as interim Premier of Manitoba.

Mikhail Ignatyev (Russian: Михаил Георгиевич Игнатьев, romanized: Mikhail Georgievich Ignatyev, born May 12, 1947) is a Russian author, academic and politician who has served as the Mayor of Yekaterinburg since 2018. He was the leader of the Union of Right Forces from 2008 to 2012, and one of its last before the party's dissolution. Born Michael Grant Ignatieff in Toronto, Canada to Russian-born Rhodes Scholar and diplomat George Ignatieff and his Canadian wife Jessie Alison, Michael moved abroad regularly and lived in the United Kingdom from 1978 to 1994, focusing on his career as an academic and writer. In 1994, Ignatyev moved to Russia to work in the recently-founded Higher School of Economics, subsequently becoming a Russian citizen.

In the 2003 legislative election, Ignatyev was elected to the State Duma as a member of the Union of Right Forces, becoming a prominent critic of President Primakov's illiberal foreign and domestic policies as well as a prospective party leader; five years later, he successfully ran for the party leadership. In the 2011 legislative election, Ignatyev would lose his own seat in the Union of Right Forces's worst showing in its history, prompting Ignatyev's resignation on January 7, 2012. Following his electoral defeat, Ignatyev returned to the Higher School of Economics in 2013; he would go on to run in the hotly contested 2018 Yekaterinburg mayoral election, defeating centrist technocrat and incumbent mayor Alexei Kozhemyako in the second round.

 
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Contemporary American Politics is dominated by three main parties. These are the Southern Conservative, National Union and Prohibition Parties Respectively. American Politics can be summarized by a political system in which two main center right parties compete, leaving a moderate to sometimes left leaning party to collect the votes of those of the disenfranchised and "silent" minority.

The Fall of the Democratic Party was a spectacular, if silent, collapse, constrained to the solid south after being ousted by the rising National Union party throughout the late 1880s to early 1900s, those democrats opted for a more southern style of politics, silently changing the Democratic Label for one of Southern Conservative. In essence, the Democratic party did not collapse, it merely metamorphosed political into an even more regional based party, shedding it's northern and western wings with vigor. Spearheaded by such southern Presidents such as John Sharp Williams of Mississippi and Benjamin Tillman of South Carolina, the Southern Conservative movement was formulated to be one of staunch adherence to traditional values they felt were under assault under the then progressive wing of the National Union, and to a lesser influence , Prohibition parties.
The party felt it's political influence and power reach a climax in the 1940s, with the strong hand of Ellison D. Smith, who campaigned on a hardline for racial segregation and an anti union message. The political, if presidential, power of such a party would lead to a string of decisive electoral college wins for people south of the Mason Dixon line to better represent the southern part of the country. Today, the Southern Conservative Party has been locked out of the Presidency with failed wins in the Executive Council, with the last Southern Conservative hailing from Mississippi being John C. Stennis who had reigned over the 1990s.

Those cast out of the Democratic Party from the northern states, those holding traditionally liberal views on the issues of the day such as conscription and right to unionize and strike, opted to initially rally behind their common believe in the temperance movement of the early 1900s. While the Prohibition Party's founding dates back to the 1870s, it remained a relatively minor party until it's increased exodus of those left leaning groups feeling squeezed between the increasingly religious National Union and the increasingly racist Southern Conservative parties. It was this ground in the early 1900s that saw the Prohibition Party come into it's own, fielding Presidential Candidates with enough financial backing to almost always pry away West Virginia and the 9 accompanying electoral votes as a perennial candidate. Between the three major political parties,Prohibition is the only one which actively panders to those on the left, with the party increasingly having a shared voter population which identifies as Atheist or Agnostic (45% compared to Southern Conservative at 30% and National Union at 9%).

Saving the Best for Last, the National Union Party, once dominate in mid to late 19th century american politics, has seen the influence in terms of presidents for the party dwindle, with the last President not a complete clusterfuck being one of Barry Goldwater who served from the 1977 to 1989, winning election three times. While in recent years the National Union has been wise to focus on boosting efforts in local elections, the thing that always gets in the way is their dominant religion, hence the low number of atheists within the National Union party.

Now to talk about the thing that probably caught your interest if you skipped reading this and noticed "what the fuck is the Cult of Lincoln?" I'm glad you skipped ahead so I could tell you. Basically, Lincoln becomes a mixture of Joseph smith, abolitionist John Brown and preacher William miller, writing and giving fiery speeches throughout the north. These followers of Lincoln soon become attached to him, with his presidency being OTL, except he's not only a martyr, but seen as a god. This also leads to a vehement hatred of the south, which also explains why Southern Conservatives and the National Unionists hate each other so much. The basic philosophy is that Abraham Lincoln and all the northern folks make up heaven, with all those south of the mason Dixon line being demonized literally. The states of the former confederacy are considered hell. The members of Jefferson Davis's confederate government and the various military leaders such as Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson and P.G.T Beauregaurd are considered military agents of the southern Satan, conspiring to bring a terrible second civil war, along the lines of Armageddon within Christianity and the battle between heaven and hell.

Those that make up Lincoln's Cabinet such as Edwin Stanton and Gideon Wells are considered Administrative Angles, with various pro yankee missionaries and prophets roaming the earth that swear on their life that the north is right to lead a moral life. An Ironic aspect of the Cult of Lincoln is in it's rather loose laws when it comes to drinking, though the Prohibition party seems to be the strong counterweight to this ideal. Charles Manson , David Koresh and Jim Jones are also well known prophets and politicians within the religon, with it having a stranglehold on any action that the National Union party takes whenever elections rear their ugly heads. They are often dismissed and derisively belittled by those in the south as "Beard Worshipers" or " Crazy Penny Lovers". This is the result of the party's main plank continuing to be for the U.S Government to only use the once cent penny and the five dollar bill, often regarded as the "Tithe Notes of Lincoln" by their adherents.


 
The Unionist Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in Great Britain; the other is its historic rival, the Liberal Party.

The Unionist Party was founded by opponents of the practice of slavery, which were predominantly abolitionist members of the Whig Party. The new party also sought to represent agrarian interests and supported reform of the 19th century British economic system. Benjamin Disraeli was the first Unionist president, after his victory in the 1860 presidential election, under whom slavery was abolished in Great Britain and its colonial territories. The party dominated British politics throughout the remainder of the 19th century, governing Britain under the "One Nation Unionism" ideology. The party shifted ideologically towards conservatism in the 1920s and its support base, which was traditionally in urban areas, became more rural and working-class after the Second World War. The party's modern base of support includes those living in rural areas, men, white Britons, people without a university education and older voters.

The modern Unionist Party espouses conservatism, incorporating economic liberalism and social conservatism. The party supports lower taxation, small government, neoliberalism, restrictions on immigration, deregulation, restrictions on and regulation of trade unionism and traditional family values. Some areas of the party are libertarian conservatives, whilst others support tariffs and protectionism to safeguard British industry, although the vast majority of the party became supportive of free trade in the 20th century.

As of 2020, the Unionists control the presidency and the British Senate, a majority of state governorships and a majority of state legislatures.

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The Liberal Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in Great Britain; the other is its historical rival, the Unionist Party.

The Liberal Party traces its heritage back to the old Whig Party, which alongside the Republican Party was one of the dominant political parties in the first half of the 19th century. The party was formed by a merger of the two parties in 1861 - the first Liberal president was John Gladstone, elected in 1884. In its early years of existence, the party was dominated by conservative liberals. Although the party supported free trade, it was very much in favour of limited government and state rights. Since the 1930s, the party has been dominated by progressives and the party now supports a socially liberal platform. From the 1950s onwards the party has drawn the majority of its support from urban-dominated states, northern England, Scotland and Wales. Women, graduates, minorities, millennials and black, Muslim and Jewish Britons tend to support the Liberal Party.

The Liberal Party's modern philosophy advocates social and economic equality, along with a welfare state and regulation in the economy. Policies such as environmental protection, support for trade unions, social programs, affordable university fees and healthcare and equal opportunity form the core of the party's economic platform, whilst the party advocates LGBT rights, immigration reform and drug decriminalisation as part of its social offering.

As of 2020, the Liberals control the House of Representatives and the mayoralties of most major British cities. Three judges on the seven-strong Supreme Court were appointed by Liberal presidents.
I like this content aside from the fact that red is being used for the right-wing party and blue for the left-wing party. The American political party color scheme makes me scream internally
 
This is actually a real position that exists OTL. The archivist keeps the records of laws and other important documents and declares if an amendment is passed. TTL he serves as a figurehead that is uninvolved in politics, while the head of the executive branch is a chancellor, who is elected by the House of Representatives.
Kinda curious then, if it's a figurehead, why wouldn't Congress elect the Archivist a la Germany with its president? Especially if TTL Archivist fulfills the same administrative, non-executive duties as in OTL

I like this content aside from the fact that red is being used for the right-wing party and blue for the left-wing party. The American political party color scheme makes me scream internally
And the fact that Sarah Palin holds a position in the Prohibition and National Union parties
 
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