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Since 2018, Dominic Raab is the current prime minister, commanding a majority in the House of Commons as the leader of the Unionist Party.
I have a question. Do non-political events of OTL(Natural disasters, disease outbreaks, etc) still happen the same way, or are they supposed to be butterflied away?
 
Another wikibox from this TL. I'm tempted to do a series of these to show provincial elections by year like how the US gubernatorial election pages on the real Wikipedia are handled.

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The 2019 Chinese provincial elections were elections held over the course of 2019 to the legislatures of the Chinese provincial governments. In 2019, elections took place in the provinces of Guangdong, Heilongjiang, Henan, Hubei, Inner Mongolia, Jiangsu, Jilin and Qinghai as well as to Tianjin City Council (the city's provincial-level government). Going into the election, five of these legislatures were held by the Progressives and four by the Kuomintang.

The elections held this year saw a series of consistently strong performances from the left-wing Progressive Party against the governing Kuomintang. The Progressives retained control of all five provinces with Progressive-led governments up for re-election, and won control of Hubei for the first time since 2003 and of Tianjin City Council for the first time ever. Following the Guangdong provincial election on July 5th, the province electing a Progressive-led government resulted in the Kuomintang controlling fewer provinces than the Progressives for the first time since the latter party was founded.

The Jiangsu provincial election on October 25th (the last of the year) saw the only non-Progressive win of the year, as the Economic Liberal Party took control of a second provincial government, having been in power in Shaanxi since 2016. As a result, the Kuomintang lost every election where they controlled the provincial government beforehand, and for the first time since 2009 and only the second time since China adopted its current political system they did not control any of the legislatures contested in a year's election cycles.

In terms of the overall popular vote, the Progressives only came 3.3 percentage points ahead of the Kuomintang, mostly due to their relatively low vote compared to the Kuomintang in the populous provinces of Guangdong and especially Jiangsu (the Progressives finished a distant third in the latter) and the proportional electoral systems of four of the five provinces they controlled before the election stymieing their ability to win commanding majorities of the vote in said provinces (though besides Jiangsu, they finished first and were the largest party in every provincial election in 2019).
 
The England cricket team visited the Antipodes during the 2010-2011 season from October 29 to January 30, under the captaincy of Andrew Strauss. They played eight Test matches (winning six and drawing two), six other First Class games (winning four and drawing two), and two exhibition games not having First Class status (both drawn). England played games in New Guinea, New Zealand, Tasmania, Australia, the Swan Republic, and Queensland. The visit was notable for England not losing any of their games, the first time this had happened on an English visit to the Antipodes since 1911-12. This achievement earned the squad the nickname of "The Undefeatables," and the team is recognized as one of the finest of the 21st century.

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2020 Kingdom of Portugal General Election

The Portuguese general election of 2020 was held on 18 May 2020. All 214 seats to the Chamber of Deputies (the lower house of the Portuguese Parliament) were at stake.

The incumbent center-right Progressive Party (PP) led by Prime Minister José Ribau Esteves, who became Prime Minister in 2019 following the retirement of Manuela Ferreira Leite, was able to keep their status as largest party in the Parliament despite their large drop in seats, but the party did lose the majority it won in the 2012 and 2016 elections.

The PP lost most of their seats to the resurgent center-left Democratic People's Party (PPD) who doubled their seat share after their very poor showing in the 2016 election. Only three months before the election and faced with dismal opinion polls, the PPD ousted their leader Francisco Assis and replaced him with former Prime Minister Carlos César.

The PPD's resurgence also damaged the left-wing Socialist Party (PS) led by Maria das Dores Meria. After their best showing in decades in 2016, PS lost 3 of their seats to the PPD.

Two small parties also had gains with the center-right/right Movement for Democracy (MpD) doubling their seat share up to eight seats in the chamber. The Ecological "Green" Party (PEV) also doubled their seat share gaining one seat in Setúbal and keeping their leader's seat in Penha de França.

The biggest losers of the election were the Liberal Inititive (LI) who won 5 seats in 2016 in what was a bit upset at the time. However, in 2020, the party saw their vote share collapse and lost all of seats in the Parliament.

Following the election, the PP would enter into a coalition with the MpD to form a government with Esteves as Prime Minister and Portas as Deputy Prime Minister.



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The Prime Minister is the chief executive of the Union of Scotland, Wales and England, often just referred to as the Union for brevity. This name has been the source of contention with the Alaskan Union, who also is referred to as the Union informally. The country came to be with a rise of democratic thinking spearheaded by John Locke, who argued against the need for kings and insisted on a representative democracy to take charge. Eventually the radicals soon got their way in the British Revolution and the abolition of the monarchy.
Political power was initially still invested in elites of power, landowners and local bishops. The first real suffrage movement would not unfold until 1805, when pressure from poor british males was enough to convince the Robber-Tory party to pass voting rights for male homeland citizens. This culminated in a more active political base and the establishment of the first, true political party that was not merely a vehicle for political power, the Grand Whigs. Their initial political successes in the legislature soon lead to an opposition party of the right wing Tories. More political reforms in granting women half suffrage was also a side effect of a wave of populist democratic ideals that had it's origins with the abolition of the king.(The Idea behind half suffrage is in a district, it would take two votes of women to equal the vote of a man.)

In Foreign affairs during the later half of the 18th and early 19th centuries, political revolutions would cost the Union a majority of their inital colonial holdings in South America, though North America remained a steady bastion following the failed revolt of '77' and the execution of radicals such as John Adams and George Washington,. (Thomas Jefferson would later escape, fight in their war of independence alongside William Henry Harrison and be elected the first president of Patagonia)
It was after the failed ventures into colonization (at least in regards to the new world) that Parliament would be exchanged for a Congress established of the three main ethnic nationalities, the Scotts, English and Welsh respectively.

In domestic affairs, the drive for abolition fell behind her south american darling of Patagonia by fifteen years while still being ahead of the feet-dragging slave proprietors that still managed much of the rebellious teenager and estranged in laws that were vaguely remembered by local diplomats as the American Commonwealth until the start of the 20th Century. The Arabic Revolution with the Fulsar wars encouraged more mercantile and nefarious purposes by the increasingly powerful Old Dominion shipping company, which engineered two Opium Wars with Russia.

However, the fear of left wing movements gave rise to the staunchly conservative, business friendly and militant New Imperial party, also referred to as the Chamberlain Political Dynasty in modern circles for the stranglehold on Union politics from 1885 to 1962, and again (albeit with a reduced presence by Chamberlain political family members) from 1969 until very recently in 2018. The ironic part about the staunch conservative party was it's initial openness to political and economic reform, with the foundations of the Court of the Republic being laid by Joseph Chamberlain and the opening of the armed forces to women under the country' first female Prime Minister in 1892 during the Grand Old War. Recently in the last thirty years, New Imperial have angered many environmentalists and self declared "Bismarkian-Socialists", named after the teachings of Otto von Bismark, the President of the Prussian Politburo and prominent military figure during the Grand Old War.

Of more contention is the rush for colonizing not only Africa but the stars and the cosmos above, spearheaded by the American Commonwealth's Baron of Maricopa being the first man in space and the first governor of the Moon. Karl Donitz also became famous as the first Admiral of the Prussian Space Navy, a move followed by many of the nations which also sparked numerous running conflicts over territorial claims in the void of space. The Union, for their part, ordered the aging and former Prime Minister T.E. Lawrence into space, landing on the moon for appointment as Minister of Lunar Affairs shortly before his death.
A full scale invasion of the moon Texas, with the glassing of Prophet David Koresh's temple complex on Mount Carmel was ordered and carried out throughout 2000 and 2001 in response to the explosion of the orbital station Monroe, though the subsequent occupation stretched on until Portillo's ousting in the political earthquake known as the 2018 General Election, which saw the New Imperial party lose to the Red Star Alliance, with an emphasis on cheapening the expensive cost of space exploration/travel and embracing left wing ideas of equality and regionalism.



 
The Prime Minister is the chief executive of the Union of Scotland, Wales and England, often just referred to as the Union for brevity. This name has been the source of contention with the Alaskan Union, who also is referred to as the Union informally. The country came to be with a rise of democratic thinking spearheaded by John Locke, who argued against the need for kings and insisted on a representative democracy to take charge. Eventually the radicals soon got their way in the British Revolution and the abolition of the monarchy.
Political power was initially still invested in elites of power, landowners and local bishops. The first real suffrage movement would not unfold until 1805, when pressure from poor british males was enough to convince the Robber-Tory party to pass voting rights for male homeland citizens. This culminated in a more active political base and the establishment of the first, true political party that was not merely a vehicle for political power, the Grand Whigs. Their initial political successes in the legislature soon lead to an opposition party of the right wing Tories. More political reforms in granting women half suffrage was also a side effect of a wave of populist democratic ideals that had it's origins with the abolition of the king.(The Idea behind half suffrage is in a district, it would take two votes of women to equal the vote of a man.)

In Foreign affairs during the later half of the 18th and early 19th centuries, political revolutions would cost the Union a majority of their inital colonial holdings in South America, though North America remained a steady bastion following the failed revolt of '77' and the execution of radicals such as John Adams and George Washington,. (Thomas Jefferson would later escape, fight in their war of independence alongside William Henry Harrison and be elected the first president of Patagonia)
It was after the failed ventures into colonization (at least in regards to the new world) that Parliament would be exchanged for a Congress established of the three main ethnic nationalities, the Scotts, English and Welsh respectively.

In domestic affairs, the drive for abolition fell behind her south american darling of Patagonia by fifteen years while still being ahead of the feet-dragging slave proprietors that still managed much of the rebellious teenager and estranged in laws that were vaguely remembered by local diplomats as the American Commonwealth until the start of the 20th Century. The Arabic Revolution with the Fulsar wars encouraged more mercantile and nefarious purposes by the increasingly powerful Old Dominion shipping company, which engineered two Opium Wars with Russia.

However, the fear of left wing movements gave rise to the staunchly conservative, business friendly and militant New Imperial party, also referred to as the Chamberlain Political Dynasty in modern circles for the stranglehold on Union politics from 1885 to 1962, and again (albeit with a reduced presence by Chamberlain political family members) from 1969 until very recently in 2018. The ironic part about the staunch conservative party was it's initial openness to political and economic reform, with the foundations of the Court of the Republic being laid by Joseph Chamberlain and the opening of the armed forces to women under the country' first female Prime Minister in 1892 during the Grand Old War. Recently in the last thirty years, New Imperial have angered many environmentalists and self declared "Bismarkian-Socialists", named after the teachings of Otto von Bismark, the President of the Prussian Politburo and prominent military figure during the Grand Old War.

Of more contention is the rush for colonizing not only Africa but the stars and the cosmos above, spearheaded by the American Commonwealth's Baron of Maricopa being the first man in space and the first governor of the Moon. Karl Donitz also became famous as the first Admiral of the Prussian Space Navy, a move followed by many of the nations which also sparked numerous running conflicts over territorial claims in the void of space. The Union, for their part, ordered the aging and former Prime Minister T.E. Lawrence into space, landing on the moon for appointment as Minister of Lunar Affairs shortly before his death.
A full scale invasion of the moon Texas, with the glassing of Prophet David Koresh's temple complex on Mount Carmel was ordered and carried out throughout 2000 and 2001 in response to the explosion of the orbital station Monroe, though the subsequent occupation stretched on until Portillo's ousting in the political earthquake known as the 2018 General Election, which saw the New Imperial party lose to the Red Star Alliance, with an emphasis on cheapening the expensive cost of space exploration/travel and embracing left wing ideas of equality and regionalism.



What are the Bucket-Whigs?
 
What are the Bucket-Whigs?
Members of the whig party who were anti prussian and pro spanish, and so joined the spanish against the prussians during the war of the rotten crown. They also had disagreements with the possible return of the monarchy, with those opting for buckets being mockingly referred to as "Bucket-Whigs" after how they'd promised to light buckets akin to beacons to tell the king the right way to go. The Bucket Whig faction took the name with pride and the Hanmer government was associated with them. The way I'd describe them is a slightly center-right faction of the center-left Campbell-Whig movement.
 
I'm really curious what the Headache of the '80s involves. Did the end of temperance cause a spate of alcohol-related illnesses or accidents or something, or was it a financial crisis?
It's more of an era similar to late 1960's america, but with hangovers in place of a generational war. Alcohol is massively popularized with the end of Temperance, spearheaded by the mega conglomerate and "man's best friend" Old Dominion. It combines an increasing disillusionment with British Imperialist policies and a demand for cheap booze to "drink the troubles away" It's a consequence of the financial crisis that began with the large military spending on space fleets and foreign wars draining the national coffers, forcing austerity measures and for the quality of life for the union to be reduced in contrast to those living within Chosokabe or Patagonia.

The term Headache is also a reference to the excess people would drink and the complaint to their doctors of headaches the morning after, a side effect of drinking from the lead painted containers and cups every pub in the country would be sold by Old Dominion.
 
Bute wasn't a Tory and there is no way he could have held his nerve for twenty-years as effective Prime Minister. He only came to power OTL as a result of certain circumstances and the strong support and favour of the young George III. Without that he's just a failed former Scottish Representative Peer who could perhaps be in the cabinet but would not be an ideal leader, especially for two-decades.
 
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Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria; 24 May 1819, 16 March 1908) was Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 20 June 1837 until the creation of the Empire of Albion in 1 May 1878, which she ruled as Empress until her death. Known as the Victorian Era, her reign of 70 years, 8 months and 25 days was longer than any of her predecessors (and the third longest in human history), and was a period of industrial, cultural, political, scientific and military changes within the Empire, and was marked by the great expansion of the British (and later Albish) Empire.
The daughter and sole child of Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn (the fourth son of George III), and Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. After the Duke and his father died in 1820, she was raised under close supervision by her mother, who was a remarkable woman in her own right and molded her daughter alike, raising Victoria under the ideals of noblésse oblige and absolute monarchy, while also instilling on her an extremely determined personality and a cunning mind.
At age 18 she inherited the throne after her father's three elder brothers died withouth surviving legitimate issue, and though originally a constitutional monarch, Victoria used a variety of machinations (from backdoor deals to manipulation and to the use of percieved popular support) to slowly strenghten her hold on power and strongarm Parliament into submission, having de facto absolute powers by the time of her 50th anniversary and making them official with the establishment of the Empire in 1878. Besides her actions in government, she also established the modern idea of the Imperial Family (renamed Windsor by her in March 15, 1878), and became a national icon for the empire, being given the eponym "The Great", one of the few Albish monarchs to be called so.
Married to her cousin, Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, in 1840, her many children married into royal and noble families of Europe, Africa and India, earnign Victoria the sobriquet "the grandmother of the world" (although some others call her "the mother-in-law of Europe") and also helping her establish alliances and relations with other powers across the globe, although also spreading haemophilia through European and African royalty (as six of her daughters were carriers [1] and one of her sons was afflicted by the disease). After Alfred's death she became know for using work as an way of dealing with her grief, and nearly died of a stroke in 1885 due to overworking.
A liberal[2], her reign was marked by many changes on Albish society and on the inner workings of the empire, as women gained suffrage in 1893[3] and the empire was reorganized in 1880, with bigger and multiethnic colonies like South Africa and India being divided through ethnic and religios lines into smaller entities, some of which were made into kingdoms ruled by her children[4], she also was remarkably fond of the ethnic groups within the Albish Isles, and became known for her interest in Welsh, Irish and Scottish culture and language; although it was considered a failiure in the matter of child labour[5].

[1] One of them, Emma, only was discovered to be a carrier when King William IV was born, in 1980, as his mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother and great-great-great-grandmohter were unknowing carriers who only had daughters (and who somehow their other daughters didn't have sons afflicted by the disease)
[2] In the sense of using liberal ideas on ruling as a de facto autocrat
[3]Although New Zealand in specific did so, Victoria decided to follow suit and expand the right for universal suffrage for all the empire
[4]Some proposed that Ireland, which held the Empress as its only defender against opression ever since her involvement on the Great Famine, should be made a kingdom ruled by the Duchess of Albany, but the proposal ended up falling through
[5] Which was for some reason left to the ministers

(some crack threated seriously based on an DBWI I started in April, my first infobox)
 
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