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  1. Hubert Humphrey Fan 1968 RIP Japhy

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    I just realized the NDP have quite a few more seats in the West then the PC's (53 for the NDP vs. 30 for the PCs). Somewhere, I'm sure the ghost of Tommy Douglas is pleased.
     
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  2. Threadmarks: Hubert Humphrey Fan 1968: Liberal win in 2011

    Hubert Humphrey Fan 1968 RIP Japhy

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    And you know, it's not just him either, it's his entire wing of the party. Between Turner, Martin, and Iggy, the "Turner Wing" has a record of 1-4 (And also, I don't think I've ever seen a TL where any of those 3 were successful Prime Ministers).

    And Speaking of Iggy (and also based on another Prime Minister Forever Game):

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    Also I love how the BQ got even less votes in this election then real life, but got 19 more seats. And that's not even mentioning the Greens getting 1% more then the BQ but 22 less seats.
     
  3. Threadmarks: fashbasher: Fictional Video Games

    fashbasher Florida Man! Banned

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    Fictional video games. The one on the left is a fictional Age of Empires II expansion that either replaces or occurs right after Rise of the Rajas. The second is a part of the FNaF universe in which FNaF World is released in mid-2016 to excellent reviews, so the creator decides to launch another game featuring the robots as protagonists, although it's a bit edgier (it builds off the plot of 3 in which they're revealed to be possessed by the spirits of murdered children, and presents them as a superhero team dedicated to scaring the bejesus out of criminals and other villains).
     
  4. Threadmarks: Kaiser_Wilhlem: Unity for America 1944

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    The 1944 United States Presidential election was held under the shadow of the Second World War. With the war against the Germans and Japanese being won by the allies, President Roosevelt was popular, and it was clear that the Democrats would likely win a fourth consecutive term in the White House. The biggest question was who the nominee would eventually be.

    When Roosevelt announced that he would be running for an unprecedented fourth term in office, the news came as a shock to many. Throughout the course of his third term, the President had appeared to age a lot, and the American public began to question whether he would survive another term. Regardless of his health, Roosevelt was nominated handily at the convention, facing no official opposition. The question now turned to his Vice Presidential candidate. Henry A. Wallace, the incumbent had many supporters within the party, however, he was disliked by the party establishment. This led to many pushing for him to be removed from the ticket. The party supported Senator Harry Truman of Missouri, however, President Roosevelt had a different candidate in mind: Businessman and Republican nominee in 1940, Wendell Willkie. An ally of the President, he had for many years supported Roosevelt. However, when the offer to be the Vice Presidential nominee came, he was reluctant to respond. Eventually, he was convinced, and the nation's second National Union ticket was formed.

    The Republican nomination would be a tougher fight. Initially, Willkie and Senator Robert A. Taft were the favorites to win the nomination. However, after a surprise announcement by Taft that he would not be running and a series of campaign sinking mistakes by the Willkie campaign, the race came down to a few candidates. The most notable of these were Thomas E. Dewey, Douglas MacArthur, Earl Warren, and the Taft-Endorsed John W. Bricker. Eventually, Dewey would win the nomination easily. For his Vice Presidential nominee, he would choose fellow candidate, John W. Bricker to appease the Conservative wing.

    The general election was never really close (save for a couple of polls), with President Roosevelt holding a commanding lead through out the campaign season. The attention of the country was now focused on the fourth term of Roosevelt and the almost assured Presidency of Wendell Willkie, a man who had never held political office before his selection as Vice President. In the end, the National Union ticket one in one of the largest landslides in America's history, and Roosevelt and Willkie now had a mandate to win the war in Europe and in the Pacific for America and the Allies.

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  5. Threadmarks: Hulkster'01: Bull Moose At Bay (1912 election)

    Hulkster'01 alternatehistory.com's number 1 Hulkamaniac

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    (This is based off the alternate history story, Bull Moose At Bay featured in Alternate Presidents.)

    The United States presidential election of 1912 was the 32nd quadrennial presidential election, held on Tuesday, November 5, 1912. Progressive Party ("Bull Moose") former nominee President Theodore Roosevelt defeated democratic Governor Woodrow Wilson of New Jersey and incumbent Republican President William Howard Taft

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  6. Rosa Luxemburg Homosatanist

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    You will see when the next update is posted, which I think will be later today or tommorrow! Let's just say for now that an incumbent president won't be running in 1948. ;)
     
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  7. Threadmarks: DuckymcDuckface: I Feel as Strong as a Bull Moose!

    DuckymcDuckface Govanah of Long Island

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    From my Timeline: I Feel as Strong as a Bull Moose!

    The results pored in. New England returns showed signs were troubling for the Democrats as within a hour the major news stations in New York City reported easy victory's for Roosevelt Jr. in all states in the area of New England with reports showing him above 60% in all of them (in the end, he would receive just under in Connecticut at 58.9%). When New York State was reported there was some hope for Davis as the results at first were close but Theodore's home state loved him and he received large crowds when he went. He would pull out and win New York easily in the end. It would only go downhill from their and it wasn't until the Solid South in which Davis even won states. Even then, states like Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Arkansas, and Louisiana (where now Democrat turned Republican Senator Huey Long actively campaigned against Davis in the state and endorsed Roosevelt Jr in October) could not be called at closing times. Virginia was called at first but was retracted when Appalachian and North Virginian results favored the Republicans for a change. It would eventually fall to Davis but at a reduced 55-44% margin. West Virginia was called immediately for Roosevelt, the state of Davis himself and he would lose it 57-40%. The Midwest and West produced even less favorable results for the President. He would not win 40% of the popular vote in every state west of Kansas with the exception of New Mexico while getting only 56% in Solid Texas territory. The end results showed he was only viable in the Solid South states... and even then it cracked tremendously with Tennessee ultimately being the closest state at a .17% win for Davis.

    He was easily ousted and Theodore Roosevelt Jr would join the ranks of a select other few to elect a member of the same family twice to the Presidency. His victory proved one thing - American wanted change, but could he give it. The Progressive Republican brand was for the first time in a Decade be able to control the nation decisively and Theodore pledged in his victory speech to fight for all and leave no one behind, offering a new day for a America with nearing 25% unemployment and millions out of work. Davis left office with 16% approvals and he thought he could do better for it was not the right timing of his presidency. The Socialists ultimately endorsed Roosevelt in the final days of the election. Although their was a large element who wanted to remain calling Roosevelt a "Elitist" and calling him and his family capitalist traitors.

    The hard left of the party, which won out in the convention halls of that years Socialist Convention lead by Thomas, ultimately endorsed Roosevelt seeing their numbers under 5%. Roosevelt welcomed the endorsement and called for unity "in a sick and weak state of affairs we find ourselves now". The American Conservatives, former Republicans themselves refused to endorse. They renominated Calvin Coolidge once again whom by this time retired from the Governorship. He ran with Joseph Frances, Republican from Maryland in a cross nominating ticket in attempt to get Republicans behind him and not the "Idealist and Naive" Roosevelt Jr. The strategy failed but Coolidge use of Far Right populistic tactics in campaigning was able to latch onto a fear of resentment in a struggling America. Calling Davis a "Klansmen's Snob" and Roosevelt a "Nepotistic Fool" he was able to still receive a respectable 5% of the vote and proved that the Depression would not wipe his party out. In fact he would use it to build his party even more. A new day dawned upon the horizon in the American Political arena.




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  9. Threadmarks: Creighton: 9th time's the charm

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    9th time's the charm

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  10. Threadmarks: lord caedus: 1867 Canadian federal election (X-in Canada)

    lord caedus Very legal and very cool

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    The 1867 Canadian federal election was the first election for the new nation of Canada. Held from August 7 to September 20, the election was set to elect the 381 members of the House of Commons, each from single-member districts in the nine original provinces (in order of population at the time of Confederation: Ontario, Quebec, Michigan, Wisconsin, New Hampshire, Maine, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick). Sir John A. Macdonald had been sworn in by Governor-General the Lord Monck when the country was founded on July 1, and led the new Conservatives, who also backed candidates under the Liberal-Conservative label, into the election.

    Other two parties contested the election. A loose alliance of Liberal politicians, informally led by Mainer William Fessenden, were the only opposition that ran in every province. Unlike the Conservatives, however, the Liberals did not have an organized party and message that they could take to voters of the new nation, which would greatly hamper their effectiveness. The only other group contesting seats was the Anti-Confederation grouping, which ran candidates only in Nova Scotia. Led by former premier Joseph Howe, the Anti-Confederation Party hoped to revoke Nova Scotia's place in the new Dominion by showing Great Britain of the popular opposition to Confederation among Nova Scotians.

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    The Conservatives unsurprisingly won a majority in the lower house of the 1st Canadian Parliament. Over one-third of all voters voted for candidates without party affiliation, none of whom were elected. In the Quebec riding of Kamouraska, rioting made voting impossible, and voting would be delayed until a by-election held in 1869 allowed the seat to send a member to the new national capital of Ottawa. This would be the only election held before Oregon, Manitoba and British Columbia joined the Confederation, and thus the only federal election held before Canada expanded to the Pacific Ocean.

    After the election, the Anti-Confederation MPs, sitting with the Liberals and backed by five New Brunswick Liberals, would attempt to persuade Britain to allow Nova Scotia to leave the Confederation. By 1869, however, Britain had firmly rejected that idea and the party fell apart, with most Anti-Confederation MPs moving over to the government benches, with Howe joining Macdonald's cabinet. Fessenden would die in 1869, leaving Macdonald the only party leader (unofficial or not) to continue leading his party into the 1872 election. Macdonald would lead the Conservatives until his own death in 1891, winning four later elections and serving as prime minister for all but five years of that time.

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    Henry M. "Scoop" Jackson was a Canadian politician and cabinet minister. Born in Oregon in 1912, Jackson graduated from the University of Seattle Law School immediately before the outbreak of World War II. Already inclined towards a hawkish foreign policy, Jackson's brief pre-war law career was already suffering from his involvement in local politics when Germany invaded Poland and Canada declared war. After handing his clients off to other lawyers, Jackson enlisted in the army and fought in the North Africa and Italian campaign, ending the war as a sergeant. Returning to Oregon, Jackson practiced law part-time while working for the provincial Liberal Party—but his ambitions were federal and he declined several offers of standing for provincial by-elections. In 1949, he won the election for his federal riding of Everett—Snohomish as a Liberal, a seat he would hold for the next 28 years.

    Jackson spent his first five years in Parliament as a backbencher before joining Louis St. Laurent's cabinet as Minister of Citizenship and Immigration. While at Citizenship and Immigration, Jackson laid groundwork towards the removal of race-based immigration policies under John Diefenbaker by authoring white papers that listed the benefits of ending such discriminatory immigration policies. During Diefenbaker's prime ministry, Jackson was one of the more Liberal frontbenchers, earning a reputation as a defence expert and became widely-known after his probing questioning of government ministers during the fallout from the Avro Arrow cancellation. However, Jackson's aggressive views on foreign policy clashed with Liberal leader Hubert Humphrey's more moderate stances, and when the Liberals returned to power in 1963, Humphrey made Jackson the Minister of Defence Procurement instead of Defence itself. While seemingly a snub, Jackson turned the less prestigious assignment to his province's advantage—a proud Oregonian, his decade in defence portfolios would result in large increases in the amount of Boeing military aircraft exported to the United States as a result of the American escalation in Vietnam and long-lasting procurement deals that would result in almost all jet aircraft used by the Canadian Forces between the mid-1970s and late-1980s being Boeing models. Jackson was promoted to Minister of National Defence in 1967 and oversaw a reduction in the amount of Canadian troops stationed in Europe as well as sending troops to Quebec during the October Crisis.

    After Humphrey announced his retirement, Jackson ran to succeed him as Liberal leader, but losing in a contentious election to Pierre Trudeau. Although Trudeau retained Jackson at National Defence, in part because of Jackson's support for Trudeau's federalist principles, following the 1972 election, he shuffled Jackson out of the cabinet owing to lingering bad blood from the leadership election. After three years on the backbenches and after the two men buried the hatchet, Jackson returned to the cabinet as Minister of Energy, Mines and Natural Resources. After eighteen months, with polling giving the Liberals a lead over the Progressive Conservatives and convinced that he would not get another chance to become the party's leader, Jackson accepted a nomination to the Senate. Using the more relaxed pace to spend more time in his home town of Everett, Jackson remained an informal adviser to Trudeau and his successor as Liberal leader, Walter Mondale. While still in the Senate, Jackson died at his home of a heart attack in 1983.

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    Damon Keith is a retired Canadian jurist and lawyer who served as the Chief Justice of Canada from 1989 to 1995. Born in Detroit to parents who immigrated from the American Deep South, Keith graduated from the University of Detroit. After graduation, Keith was denied an officer's commission, almost certainly on the basis of his race, and instead fought in World War II as an enlisted man. Already inclined towards civil rights and social justice, Keith's experience of discrimination and racism while in the military crystallized his views and furthered his ambitions. After leaving the army as a sergeant, Keith returned to the University of Detroit, graduating with a bachelor of law degree in 1949 and getting his master in law degree in 1956. With his legal training and skill, Keith and his firm of other young black lawyers became an important player in the push for civil rights among ethnic minorities in both Detroit and throughout Canada. During this time, Keith would strike up a friendship with his American counterpart, Thurgood Marshall (who, like Keith, would also be named to his country's supreme court) that would last until Marshall's death in 1993.

    When Hubert Humphrey became prime minister in 1963, he tagged Keith as a potential justice early into his ministry. Keith would turn down two offers of positions on federal appellate courts from Humphrey, the second coming immediately after the 1967 riots in Detroit, when Keith and other black leaders were involved with efforts to heal the divide between black Detroit residents and their white neighbors. When the Supreme Court seat informally reserved for Michigan opened unexpectedly early with Justice Clifford P. O'Sullivan's announcement that he was retiring in 1969, Humphrey got Keith to agree and named him to the court, making him Canada's first (and so far, only) non-white Supreme Court justice.

    As a puisne justice, Keith was consistently one of the strongest defenders of civil rights and civil liberties. As a former civil rights lawyer, he frequently was asked to write opinions in that field by Chief Justices Martland and Coffin, especially during the latter's term, after the constitutional patriation and enactment of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Upon Coffin's retirement in 1989, Keith was the senior-most justice left on the court, and by convention, was elevated to the position of chief justice by Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, and was replaced at his puisne justice position by David Souter (who himself would eventually succeed to the position of chief justice). In his role as chief justice, Keith was generous in awarding the writing of court decisions to other justices, and presided over the second wave of court challenges to the charter. While he was chief, the court decided several landmark cases, including R v. Sparrow (1990) (that aboriginal rights established before 1982 could not be infringed without justification by the government of Canada), Mahe v. Alberta (1990) (that the charter requires that parents of English-language students in Quebec and French-language students elsewhere have a right to representation on their child's school board, or a school board of their own), and R v. Zundel (1992) (which ruled that provisions of the Criminal Code that criminalized publishing false news or information were unconstitutional violations of freedom of speech). Keith retired from the court in 1995, passing the position of chief justice over to Claire L'Heureux-Dubé, the first woman to succeed to that position. In the first decade after his retirement, the former chief justice stayed active in the legal community, although he gradually retired completely following the death of his wife in 2007.

    Upon his retirement, Keith was the last sitting Supreme Court justice to have served before the constitution was repatriated. In addition to his legacy as a jurist, Keith also had a great impact on many future Michigan jurists and politicians, including former premier Jennifer Granholm, who clerked for Keith in the last few years before his elevation to chief justice. Keith is also the last living justice to have served in the 1960s as well as the last living justice originally nominated by Hubert Humphrey. The former chief justice currently lives in his hometown of Detroit.

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    • This will probably be the only other federal election for the "X-in-Canada" series other than 2015.
    • Jackson's alma mater is the OTL University of Washington-Seattle.
    • IOTL, Jackson served very briefly in the US Army during World War II after the US joined the war, but before he could deploy with his unit, President Roosevelt ordered all sitting congressman in the military to either leave the military or resign their seats. ITTL, since Canada joined the war earlier, Jackson enlisted earlier (1940 compared to 1942 IOTL) and since he wasn't a legislator at that point, wasn't forced to leave the military before the war's end.
    • Since I haven't found much info about Scoop Jackson's OTL girlfriends before he met his OTL wife (a native of New Mexico), ITTL he met a woman with a very similar name but from Quebec instead.
    • Keith's alma mater is OTL Wayne State University. This was established in the John Conyers entry. IOTL Keith only got his Master of Law degree at Wayne State, but IOTL was accepted to Wayne State Law School before being convinced to go to Howard University.
    • The "Martland" in Keith's entry is Ronald Martland, who ITTL was Chief Justice from 1973 to 1982.
    • Looking at my list of Canadian chief justices, all 12 of the first chiefs were white men. Of the five chief justices TTL Canada has had since 1989, there have been two male chiefs, one white (Souter) and one black (Keith) and three female chiefs, all of whom (L'Heureux-Dubé, McLachlin, Sykes) are white.
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  11. Threadmarks: Angry_scottsman_1989: The Army of the Choir

    Angry_scottsman_1989 He who controls the past commands the future Gone Fishin'

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    My precious Malika

    It has been four months now since I left you and you will be delighted to know, I have made it this far, safe and sound. The battle goes well, and easy; don't bother listening to the naysayers who claimed we would be marching to our deaths. The Humi melt like chak before us; rather than fight us, they just lay down and beg for mercy. While I appreciate not being shot at, afetr all the talk and bluster about how hard this fight would be, its almost disappointing!

    You should see Phantalomo; its so beautiful. I expected a world with two suns to be dry and barren, but its covered in oceans. Were stationed on an island group called the Spirrys, just north of the tropics; you'd love it here. When this is all over, ill bring you here; perhaps, this is where we can finally settle down, start that family you always talked about.

    Tomorrow, we ship out for a world called Brem; I can tell you this, as by the time your receive this letter they will be announcing our victory on that world. One step further from you; but one step closer to truly being home. I love you so much bayb, and miss you more every day. But I can keep going, knowing what a furtue were building for a children. They will inherit all that is beyond the Black Star.

    Forever yours


    Linda”
    Personal correspondence of Private Linda Wrestfen-Sato, Rifleman, 5 Bn, 277th Infantry Regiment, Grau Squadron, Nue Ninth Army , before the Invasion of Brem




    0915 – Elements of Nue Ninth Army – identified post as Grau, Nix and Radum Squadrons – attempted opposed drop on Sector 13 47. Engaged by 44th STRATARTY – Saturation of landing zone achieved. Elements of 233th, 329th and 456th Brigades mopped up target region. Area secure by 0465.

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    The Alignment Defence Force (ADF) is the standing military force of the Humanity Alignment, answering to the Defence Research and Application Agency and the High Choir of Defence. The ADF is the Humunitys front-line deterrent against aggressors, both foreign and domestics, and can be found scattered throughout the Humunitys wide expanse.

    The ADF is something of an anomaly in the modern Humanity: existing in-spite of the will of the people, rather than because of it. The vast majority of the Choir was against the forming of a standing military force for the Alignment, due in part to the Choirs pacifistic nature, as well as its belief in the “Citizen Soldier”, the ideal that in times of crisis, the ordinary men and women of the Choir would rise up to its defence. A Professional military force was seen as a potential threat, that could lead to a return of the rampart militarism of the ancient Commonwealth ( A belief, in part, stemming from the Choirs origins as an organisation against said militarism).

    The Scientists did not share the choirs beliefs (indeed, it saw them as naive), but in the interests of cooperation negotiated with the choir until a compromise was reached: The military could be no bigger than 200 million soldiers (reserves included) and would not recruit from Choir faithful (to this day, the ADF recruits exclusively from Scientist and Secular communities.)

    The modern ADF is a sophisticated professional force that takes advantage of its (relatively) small size to be incredibly mobile; instead of tying itself down to planetary garrisons, the ADF prides itself on being able to rapidly relocate large elements to anywhere in Alignment space in a short matter of time. This mobility is the cornerstone of the forces “Elastic Defence” policy, with the ADF concentrating forces as threats emerge, rather than having to try and constantly defend large swathes of territory

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    The ADF itself consists of six uniformed service branches; The largest three are the Army, the Space Force and the Peacekeepers. The Army is the largest branch, with some 50 million full time members, and controls all surface based combat forces, including aviation and naval assets. As well, the Army also has significant strategic assets, as well as specialists in low gravity and close quarters combat. The mission of the Army is to, naturally, prosecute and win the surface battles that, even in the age of interstellar conflict and orbital bombardment, continue to feature so critically in modern war. To this end, the Army can deploy a wide range of forces, from special forces platoons and battalion sized raider forces, to corps sized strike groups and full planetary invasion forces. The Army is constantly kept at the forefront of military developments, with strategic planners and tactical developers constantly working to get the most out of their forces. Technologies such as hover tanks, ground effect vehicles, fusion powered aircraft and jump jet infantry are currently being evaluated, and have the potential to allow even small detachments to dominate the battlespace of any world.

    Supporting the Army and transporting it where it has to go ( As well as taking on the “small” task of patrolling and securing some 10,000 star systems), the ADF Space Force can be regarded as one of the largest space military beyond the black star. With over ten thousand major vessel, some hundred thousand minuteships as well as innumerable weapon platforms, shuttlecraft, spy sats, aerospace fighters, IP missiles, space stations, probes, transports and landers, the Space Force is truly to be reckoned with. It has to be; as well as Army support tasks, the Space Force is expected to maintain a patrol on the thousands of star systems that lie within Alignment territory, enforce interstellar law, hunt down criminal elements, police the Alignments borders as well as provide support to civilian agency's such as the Exploration and Survey Service. To do this, the Space Force has developed a fleet based around capable, multi-role ships known as Mission Adaptable Vessels (MAV). MAVs are modular by design, and can be adapted to fulfil many roles, from warship, to combat transport, exploration craft, science vessel or diplomatic carriers. The ultimate expression of the MAV are the gigantic Motherships; These huge vessels are in effect fleets of their own, carrying dozens of independent minuteships, hundreds of fighters and shuttles and up to a brigade of soldiers. A Mothership is effectively a Space Control Vessel; a single ship allows the Space Force to effectively dominate multiple star systems, and the Force has hundreds in its fleet.

    The Peacekeepers are the ADF's internal troops; they provide security forces to SYSADMIN and RESDEV facilities across the Alignment. As well as its security tasks, the Peacekeepers specialise in what the defence scientist term “civil engagement”: the Peacekeepers bridge the gap between the military and civilian law enforcement, providing specialist services such as counter terrorist troops, riot suppression, search and rescue, internal stability support, aid relief work, and acting as a coordinating agency when other military units such as Army or Space Force personnel are required. Every planet in the Humunity has a division of Peacekeepers present, ready to support local authorities and enforce Alignment Law if need be.


    The Last three branches of the ADF are much smaller and in many ways more specialised; they are also younger, most not being founded till after the end of the Nue War. The Frontier Service was established to provide specialist military forces to new frontier enterprises, especially in the Veldit. These tasks include law enforcement, colonial security, armed exploration, fauna control and a long range reconnaissance and sovereignty patrols. As well, the Frontier Force also provides armed escort parties to ESS missions.


    The Observer Corps is something of a mystery compared to the other services: Formed as an apparent “bulwark” against something like the Nue War happening again, just how the Corps achieves this is not specifically defined beyond “deep space reconnaissance”. Some have taken this to mean it is in intelligence agency, although the continued secrecy (or at least obfuscation) surrounding it have fuelled rumours of a more esoteric purpose. Conspiracy Theorists both inside and outside the Alignment have spread stories of secret armies, genetically modified soldiers, shapeshifters, psychics, biological monstrosities and doomsday weapons; the truth could be just mundane, or even more wild.

    Finally, LOGICOM is the smallest branch of the ADF. Standing for “Logistics Command”, LOGICOM is, technically, an purely administrative force. Its role during peacetime is to coordinate and oversee the thousands of factories, depots, supply dumps and workshops that keep the ADF supplied, maintained and fed. It has oversight on all military orientated industries, and is in charge of contracting and distribution of patents and plans to manufactures, as well as the transport of the finished product in its fleet of contracted civilian transports. It is thankless work, toiling in the background to keep the military machine humming.

    During times of extreme crisis, however, LOGICOM takes position on centre stage: in such times, its job will be to train, arm and transport what is potentially the largest military force in Human History

    The Army of the Choir...
    The ORBAT of the modern ADF-Army, in full

    The centrepiece of the Army's forces are its Ten Mobile Armys - Each one, consisting of between two to three million soldiers, is a complete force, with ground, air and naval assets. During peacetime, they are dispersed over a set interstellar region; during times of crisis, they can be concentrated and placed under the command of one of the six permanent Army Groups. Each Army Group is a skeleton HQ with a responsibility over a certain defence region; they have only a minimum number of troops permanently assigned. The exception to this is Army Group Montainis, which has under its command the rapid reaction Seventh Army, and Army Group Vivant, which has under its command the conventional Vivant forces of the Second Army

    As well as the Ten Mobile Armys, the ADF - Army also has under contract the armies of Six Vivant Garrison worlds. Under treaty, these warrior cultures have been allowed to maintain their traditional militarys, as long as they serve under the ADF banner. These Vivant forces are unique to each world and do not share their organisation or training with the ADF or each other.

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  17. Threadmarks: TheSaint250: If Gallup's final 1948 election poll were accurate:

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    If Gallup's final 1948 election poll were accurate:

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  18. Hubert Humphrey Fan 1968 RIP Japhy

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    I'm going to have to disagree with Dewey winning re-election. The 1949-1953 term is a textbook example of a poisoned chalice, and IMO whichever party won in 1948 was doomed to lose in 1952.
     
  19. jonnguy2016 Well-Known Member

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    I think that the Dems could have beaten Taft
     
  20. LeftsideLock doses and mimosas, champagne and cocaine

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    God damn, Angry_scottsman. That's damn good work, all of it wonderfully detailed. And holy hell that orbat. I'm salivating.

    Great stuff.
     
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