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ADS94: Provinces of New England



While I did create the separate thread for Our Fair Country in this forum, I felt that these two related wikibox & page were noteworthy enough to post as a standalone here in here.
 
magicmikey: Pity At Portsmouth: Flash Forward
Pity At Portsmouth: Flash Forward
Since the party's formation in the aftermath of the Second World War and the Presidency of Henry A. Wallace, the Conservative Party of the United States had quickly become the main opposition to the Republican Party in the country. Despite their strong support in the southern United States amongst former Democrats and in the Midwest amongst Taftite Republicans, the party continued to struggle in the Northeast and West coast of the country. With the election of Joe Kennedy in 1960, Conservatives hoped to expand their base amongst Republicans whom become dissatisfied with the increasing liberalism in the party. Nowhere was this more true than in New York. New York had undoubtedly the most liberal members of the Republican Senate caucus in the form of Kenneth Keating, who occupied the Class 1 seat from 1959 until 1971, and Jacob Javits, who occupied the Class 3 seat from 1957 until 1975. When Keating opted to retire in 1970, the Conservative Party in New York saw this as a chance to pickup a seat in the most populace states in the Union.

The Republican Party nominated Representative Charles Goodell for the seat. Despite having a reputation as a moderate in the House, Goodell campaigned on a solidly liberal platform in the race. The Conservatives nominated their 1968 nominee James L. Buckley. Buckley campaign focused on tackling the ever increasing crime rates as well as his support for the Japanese in the ongoing Sumatra War engulfing the East Indies. Goodell campaigned on his opposition to getting involved in the war stating that it was "Japan's problem." Despite New Yorks trend towards the GOP, the rise of conservatism in the United States led to the race being more competitive had it been Keating v. Buckley.

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In the end, Goodell narrowly won election to the Senate, and would hold the seat until his retirement in 1982. Buckley would take his second defeat at the hands of a Liberal Republican in stride and would work to help his brother, William Buckley, receive the Conservative Party's nomination for the Senate in 1974 and would defeat Jacob Javits in the election, becoming the first member of the Conservative Party to represent New York in the Senate. As for James, he would move to Connecticut in 1977 and make a successful run for the Senate in 1980.
 
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Ariosto: 1980 U.S. Election in NY
No real story to this one, as it is based off the results of a poll undertaken by the Javits Senatorial Campaign which included polling on the Presidential race, being conducted from July 21st to July 31st. Having lost the Republican nomination, the campaign became acutely aware that their fortunes largely rested on then presumptive Liberal presidential nominee John Anderson as he would be headlining the Liberal ticket in New York, with the expectation that votes for Anderson would translate to votes for Javits, and should Anderson falter Javits himself would falter. The poll itself found that Reagan was leading Anderson in New York by a (36-31) margin, with President Carter down to around (16%), the remainder undecided.

However, as is mentioned in the NYT article I found the poll cited in, the poll itself was conducted during the height of Billygate and of the division caused by the Democratic Primary campaign with Ted Kennedy, and should be understood in that context.

I have the county by county results I calculated to get the result in the spoiler.



 
No real story to this one, as it is based off the results of a poll undertaken by the Javits Senatorial Campaign which included polling on the Presidential race, being conducted from July 21st to July 31st. Having lost the Republican nomination, the campaign became acutely aware that their fortunes largely rested on then presumptive Liberal presidential nominee John Anderson as he would be headlining the Liberal ticket in New York, with the expectation that votes for Anderson would translate to votes for Javits, and should Anderson falter Javits himself would falter. The poll itself found that Reagan was leading Anderson in New York by a (36-31) margin, with President Carter down to around (16%), the remainder undecided.

However, as is mentioned in the NYT article I found the poll cited in, the poll itself was conducted during the height of Billygate and of the division caused by the Democratic Primary campaign with Ted Kennedy, and should be understood in that context.

I have the county by county results I calculated to get the result in the spoiler.

Carter's expression in that photo is a perfect mixture of sad and "...I came in third to John Anderson? The fuck?"
 
RyderWest: United States Biological Weapons Special Operations Unit (BWSOU)
Note: This is part of the universe of the Time Crisis Series, a series of light gun games developed by Namco Bandai. All properties go to them. Most information displayed here is based off official information.

The United States Biological Weapons Special Operations Unit (BWSOU), most commonly known as the Hamlin Battalion, BWOPS and Task Force Grey within JSOC, was an elite top secret special mission unit of the United States Army under the direct and operational control of the Joint Special Operations Command. The unit was tasked specialized missions primarily in animal warfare and in field reconnaissance, although later missions would be primarily focused on the testing and deployment of genetically modified animals, entomological weapons and biological weapons in warfare, both in testing and in the field. For a time, the so-called Hamlin Battalion was one of the few units in the United States Armed Forces that was cleared to handle and research biological weapons on its own terms, under the supervision of the United States Joint Intelligence Division. Nearly all of Hamlin Battalion's recruits were selected from the top classes of the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines, and specialised bioweapon handlers were selected from other special forces groups, most notably from Delta Force and Seal Team Six.

The unit was officially formed on May 6, 1948, shortly after the end of the Second World War and has secretly participated in every major conflict involving the United States up to 2006, including the Korean War, Vietnam War, First Gulf War, the War in Afghanistan and the Iraq War. It also had conducted secret labratory experiments and field tests not under the supervision of the United States Military during the period between 1996 and 1999 which resulted in several incidents in Alaska although it was later covered up.

The unit would be officially disbanded on July 22, 2007 as a result of the entire unit mutinying and eventually going rogue along with its commander, and in the process triggering the Terror Bite terrorist attacks across the country. The exposure of the Revelations Attack Plot alongisde the mutiny would force the United States Armed Forces to declassify all documents relating to the Hamlin Battalion stretching back to the foundation of the unit in 1948, including operations it conducted under the guise of biological warfare. The attacks it conducted in California and Colorado is considered by the United States Federal Government and the United States Armed Forces to be a bioterrorist attack, from the biological weapon attack on San Francisco International Airport targeting a group of VSSE Agents, to a large fire fight in the streets of San Francisco to the final attack on Buckley Air Force Base near Aurora, Colorado.

 
Note: This is part of the universe of the Time Crisis Series, a series of light gun games developed by Namco Bandai. All properties go to them. Most information displayed here is based off official information.
Oooh, neat.

Are you gonna do more from this 'verse? I'm just imagining the dates on Wild Dog's wikibox; how many times has he died now?
 
Are you gonna do more from this 'verse? I'm just imagining the dates on Wild Dog's wikibox; how many times has he died now?
Yeah.

To be fair, the info above on the Hamlin Battalion is mostly made up by myself since there is very little info other than "special ops elites that decide to go rogue after too many operations". I am also assuming in this case the plot would be a more realistic version and that Hamlin would actually use proper weaponry, because I was confused when they just used HK Mark 23 pistols rather than actual rifles.

In example, I would think that the airport would have been jammed packed with civilians when Hamlin attacked the airport to take out Evan and Bernard, and the helicopter battle over the city to involve lots of debris and chaos, plus civilian casualties for both just to name an example.

I think Wild Dog has died 5 times by now by blowing himself up.
 
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While I did create the separate thread for Our Fair Country in this forum, I felt that these two related wikibox & page were noteworthy enough to post as a standalone here in here.
Love it as always. Btw, could I see the NE 2014 GE reposted? because the image in the old alternate wikibox thread doesn't show anymore...
 
Love it as always. Btw, could I see the NE 2014 GE reposted? because the image in the old alternate wikibox thread doesn't show anymore...
Here it is.

It's not canon within the timeline of Our Fair Country, as it was actually from a different timeline all together. In Our Fair Country's timeline, Jeb Bradely is a backbench MP (MP for Belknap), Caroline Kennedy was the Minister of Fisheries in the 1st and 2nd Kirk Governments, McNeil is not an elected politician (and Liberal Republicans do not exist), while May and LeBlanc's roles are the same. There was also no general election in 2014, it was in 2013 in Our Fair Country. I am simply reposting it because you had asked :p
 
Yay!

To be fair, the info above on the Hamlin Battalion is mostly made up by myself since there is very little info other than "special ops elites that decide to go rogue after too many operations". I am also assuming in this case the plot would be a more realistic version and that Hamlin would actually use proper weaponry, because I was confused when they just used HK Mark 23 pistols rather than actual rifles.

In example, I would think that the airport would have been jammed packed with civilians when Hamlin attacked the airport to take out Evan and Bernard, and the helicopter battle over the city to involve lots of debris and chaos, plus civilian casualties for both just to name an example.
Gonna be honest, I'm only familiar with 1, 2, and Crisis Zone, so I wouldn't know.

I think Wild Dog has died 5 times by now by blowing himself up.
Yeah, that sounds about right.
 
Gonna be honest, I'm only familiar with 1, 2, and Crisis Zone, so I wouldn't know.
I remember 4 very well considering I played it a couple of times in the arcade. I liked the solider design, kind of didn't like the ones in 3, 2 looked like mercenaries.
 
Here it is.

It's not canon within the timeline of Our Fair Country, as it was actually from a different timeline all together. In Our Fair Country's timeline, Jeb Bradely is a backbench MP (MP for Belknap), Caroline Kennedy was the Minister of Fisheries in the 1st and 2nd Kirk Governments, McNeil is not an elected politician (and Liberal Republicans do not exist), while May and LeBlanc's roles are the same. There was also no general election in 2014, it was in 2013 in Our Fair Country. I am simply reposting it because you had asked :p
I would love you to restart Our Fair Country, or create a New England TL based on your new stuff.
 
Iserlohn: A Turkish Iranian Islamic Revolution


Cemaleddin Kaplan is one of the most notorious figures in modern Turkish history. IOTL the theologian left Turkey for a German exile in 1980 after a military coup, which had destroyed his political ambitions and seemed to prevent his plans of launching an Islamist party in Turkey to potentially emulate the Islamic Revolution which had taken place in Iran a year prior. In Germany Kaplan founded Islamist organisations which ultimately evolved into a group calling itself Kalifatstaat (Caliphate State). While Cemaleddin died in 1995 and his son took over the group, it was dismantled in 2001 due to changes in German law. His son Metin continued to be a noteworthy figure in German islamist movement until his deportation to Turkey in 2004.

So... If Turkey had experienced something similar to the Iranian Islamic Revolution, Cemaleddin is one of the prime candidates for the position of alt-Khomeini.
 
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Johnson is elected President in 1960 and is assassinated instead of Kennedy.

The Glorious United States of Kennedy
Has there been a (decent) TL where the Kennedys basically become a royal family in all but name by dominating US politics and winning most presidential elections?
 
fashbasher: WI the Renaissance began in Alsace?

fashbasher

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WI the Renaissance began in Alsace?

Possible causes: A war or pestilence in Italy leads to massive emigration to the French/German-speaking borderlands, particularly the cosmopolitan and multilingual city of Strasbourg. Many of Tuscany's greatest minds settle in Strasbourg, Colmar, and Mulhouse, where the intellectual achievements that spark the Renaissance (particularly the printing press and the rediscovery of ancient Greco-Roman literature) occur. However, as this part of Europe is sparse in Roman ruins, the architecture of the Alsatian Renaissance differs from that of the Renaissance we know in that is based off of Gothic and Romanesque, not classical, styles, with a drive to build taller and nimbler buildings. The result is that the Renaissance visually looks much more "medieval" and towering Gothic structures replace Greek and Roman temples as the symbol of high architecture (although there is, similarly to our Arts and Crafts Movement, a turn away from ever more extravagant and fragile Gothic buildings towards the solidity and "honesty" of classical models). Pugin, Ruskin, and Morris all are advocates for returning to "rustic" Roman and Greek culture and the "humble honesty" of a Greek or Roman temple as opposed to a 140, 150, or even 180-meter wedding-cake steeple.

 
BlackentheBorg: The Internship
The Internship
(same universe as this)




Bill Clinton (born August 19, 1946) is an American political strategist, former Cabinet Secretary, campaign manager, political analyst, and author [1]. He is a member of the Democratic Party, having gained national attention for his work as the lead strategist of the unsuccessful presidential campaign of North Dakota Senator George McGovern [2] [3]. Later, he served as Cabinet Secretary for President Mickey Leland, then as Chairperson for the Democratic National Committee from 2011 to mid-2016 [4][5][6]. Clinton was elected chairperson of the Democratic National Committee in May 2011, replacing Virginia Senator Tim Kaine. On July 24, 2016, Clinton announced his resignation from his position after several news outlets made light of his past relationship with 2016 candidate Hillary Rodham [7][8]. His resignation was finalised on July 28 following the 2016 Democratic National Convention. Recently, Clinton has come into additional controversy when multiple women accused him of sexual misconduct [9][10][11].
 
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