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

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  1. Sasalele Golden Glope Winner

    Feb 8, 2014
    565 N. Clinton Drive, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    I think it would be difficult but not per se impossible. It really all depends on how Korea goes.
  2. TheSaint250 Well-Known Member

    Nov 27, 2016
    This is pretty much what I was going for. I was thinking in this scenario either that the war is going well from the US's perspective or that it is going well enough for Dewey to win a more narrow win due to voter dissatisfaction with the ongoing war (and Kefauver's strengths).
  3. Threadmarks: Riley Uhr: Kings and Queens of the Nation of Columbia

    Riley Uhr Muldoon did nothing wrong

    Jul 26, 2016
    Kings and Queens of the Nation of Columbia

    Feel free to ask questions I am aware that the crown does jump around from House to House
  4. Threadmarks: DuckymcDuckface: To Unseat a President

    DuckymcDuckface Govanah of Long Island

    Dec 7, 2016
    New York
    To Unseat a President

    1944 was thought, at first, to yet be another landslide for the incumbent President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. The popular president had so far presided over 3 terms and had enacted a series of programs to this day would be known as the New Deal. He was able to use this package of immense legislation to lower unemployment from its high of almost 25% later in the 1930s to just 1.2% by the dawn of the 1944 election. It was incredible truly and he was able to defeat respectable Republicans Landon and Willkie due to it, both by varying landslide's. Abroad the rise of Nazism and Fascism shocked many political observers throughout the world and the rise of states like Adolf Hitler's Germany, Mussolini's Italy, Tojo's Japan put the Western powers of notice. Hitler in particular was able to conquer almost all of continental Europe by 1940 and held plans for the invasion of the Soviet Union and the great swaths of land that presided in it. Franklin Roosevelt however remained a neutral ground seeing no real reason for war with these nation's. That was until, Pearl Harbor.

    The attack of the American naval base at Pearl Harbor by a fleet of Japanese fighter planes was the provocation the President needed. He asked Congress the next day in a "Day that will live in Infamy" to declare war on the Empire of Japan. He was approved with a overwhelming majority of votes for War. The country was officially at war the declaration of war upon it by the Third Reich and Italy entangled it further. Little did they know, they awakened a military beast.

    Fast-forward three year's and the war in Europe and the Pacific looked to be reaching it's natural conclusion. Operation Barbarossa and similar operations by the Germans had failed embarrassingly and they were being pushed in Poland and the Ukraine, Africa had been tamed of the Axis, Island hopping in the Pacific had forced the Japanese from Midway, and advances were being made on Italian Sicily. Worst of all, plans on the opening of a Second Front in Europe was already underway. Going into a election year, the president was flying high with high approvals. The war had lowered unemployment even further yet the war also dragged on his health significantly. Under constant stress from news of the war, he was worn down and failed to produce the energy he had less then a decade prior. He was forced from most public life and his appearance among the public was rare. The media speculated on his condition yet most reports proved to be speculation. His republican opponents sensed a opening over the weakened president and the 1944 field for the Republican nomination proved wide open for major candidates to appear. These included General Douglas MacArthur, John W. Bricker of Ohio, Thomas E. Dewey of New York, and former 1940 nominee Wendell Willkie. Willkie initially lead the pack. The 1940 nominee still held wide sway over the party after his upset win on the convention halls 4 years ago. Yet his loss in the Wisconsin primary that year shocked both him and much of the party to upstart MacArthur. He decided to withdraw his name and would find himself in short retirement. He would die in October of that Year.

    Thomas Dewey, young and the Governor of New York, would soon emerge as a compromise candidate. The former NYC prosecutor proved likeable and inspiring. His more liberal views alienated some in the party yet lead many to believe he was the way the party need to go. On the convention floor with the only major opposition coming from MacArthur; Dewey was nominated on the first ballot. His Vice Presidential pick was fellow candidate John W. Bricker, a conservative. All in a effort to show party unity, Bricker was unanimously nominated by his party. Dewey in his speech to the convention reasoned "fiscal responsibility" going forward. Promising to "include all people" and promising to not "retreat from the world". He made clear his more internationalist views to the convention, to the disdain of the Isolationists lead by the Senator from Michigan, and said he would work with his fellow western leaders to establish "a new democratic order of liberty". The convention halls lighted up with excited and cheers. "Dewey for America" they cheered.

    Meanwhile in the Democratic Convention halls, such a optimism failed to show. Franklin Roosevelt was re-elected for the democratic nomination without opposition. This was known. The real reason a convention was even held was due to the vice presidency under a potential fourth term of the President. The Left Wing Henry Wallace frightened many within the Democratic establishment with his bold and radical views. The decline in health of the President lead to the belief that he could die in office leading Wallace to take over the presidency. Party leaders could not have this. They pushed in more moderate Senator Harry Truman of Missouri to take his place. The president held no qualms about this. However his decision to not show up at the convention was majorly disheartening. Officially the reason was the President was very busy. Yet most knew his health was the real reason, not wanting anyone to see his condition. He only sent out a letter and provided no speech to the convention. The Dewey campaign pounced on this saying the president "Is too Ill to give a speech to his fellow Democrats and is too Ill for this country". Polling yet showed the President with healthy margins. More successful news in Europe only helped the president. A invasion of France was announced in June-July with major causality's. Roosevelt announced on the radio the war would be done by next Christmas.

    October came and the President decided to campaign to show the people he would able to govern. He was feeling partially better and was able to perform speeches. In one speech in Pittsburgh however, his plans at a successful PR campaign was dashed. While in the middle of his speech to a group of steelworkers he collapsed upon the podium unconscious. He was taken away quickly by his staff and was driven away to a local hospital. He would be okay and would make a recovery but would remain bedridden for the rest of the campaign. But the worst affected was his attempts of portraying himself as healthy. Republican attacks proved effective ultimately. "Franklin is a Sick Old Man. Our Country Cant Afford That!" read one poster sent out by the RNC. Polling for Dewey received a late surge by early November and he would polling within 5% of the president. Roosevelt seeing this chance approved DNC sponsored attacks attacking Dewey as a radical. They said Dewey would destroy the New Deal and sent us back to "Hooverian Politics".

    But Dewey ultimately approving of most of the New Deal forced this to backfire.

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  5. Temeraire Well-Known Member

    Jan 18, 2017
    What happened with Washington II? Was he overthrown or something?
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  6. Riley Uhr Muldoon did nothing wrong

    Jul 26, 2016
    Because of a Lack of Legitimacy of the House of Washington in a bad time, he voluntarily handed the Monarchy to the house of Hamilton for the sake of stability making Alexander Hamilton King.
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  7. Threadmarks: Kaiser_Wilhlem: Unity for America 1948

    Rosa Luxemburg Homosatanist

    Aug 7, 2016
    Canton, Georgia
    Unity for America

    1944 < · > 1952
    The fourth term of President Roosevelt, although historic, would be short lived. In April of 1945, only a few months after his inauguration, the President would die of a stroke. This sudden death lead to his Vice President, Wendell Willkie to be officially inaugurated as the 33rd President of the United States. His attention was now set on winning the Second World War. That would be his first and last accomplishment as President. Throughout Willkie's presidency, signs of ill health were abundant. He would sure enough, only a few days after the nuclear bombing, unconditional surrender of Japan, and thus victory in WWII, die of a heart attack, leaving the Presidency to the Secretary of State, a relic of the Roosevelt administration: Edward Stettinius. He was a well respected man for his kind appearance and statesman like manners, but he was not ready to be Presidency. Fortunately for his Presidency and for the country, he would be remembered well for his negotiation in the aftermath of the World War and his leadership through this period of America's history.

    Stettinius would be the last of the National Union presidents, unfortunately, as the coalition would fall apart without an inherent use for it. And thus, the Democrats would have to choose a candidate to unify their party. Unfortunately, Stettinius would not be that candidate. Although there was a strong movement to draft him as the nominee, the President declined to run for full term, despite high popularity. The race for the nomination, however, was relatively quick. The Vice President, Paul V. McNutt (who was appointed after a constitutional amendment was passed), easily won the nomination, only facing major opposition from former Vice President Henry A. Wallace on the left. He would appoint Senator Harry S. Truman, formerly considered by President Roosevelt as the Vice Presidential nominee.

    The Republican nomination, on the other hand was much less cut and dry. On one side was General Douglas MacArthur, and on the other side was Former Governor Harold Stassen. Of course, those were the front runners. Many other candidates would end up ultimately running for the nomination, notably Earl Warren of California and Robert A. Taft of Ohio. These candidates would end up not gaining much traction however. At the end of the day, the race would end with a contested convention. After 13 (!) ballots and many draft movements, usually involving outsiders like General Dwight D. Eisenhower and CEO Charlie E. Wilson, MacArthur was picked as the nominee. This was made possible due to Stassen's endorsement of the candidate. In the end, a MacArthur/Stassen ticket would charge into the general election, ready for action.

    The Democrats came into the election confident. They had a popular President, and they were united behind one candidate. Now put an emphasis on the 'were'. Soon after the Democratic convention, Henry A. Wallace would enter the race. The ticket he was running under was envisioned as being formed after the war by both Roosevelt and Willkie. Unfortunately, neither of them had lived to see this come to fruition. Thus, running as a successor to Roosevelt, with his son as the Vice Presidential nominee, it was Wallace's expectation to do as well as the two main party candidates. He was wrong. He would be plagued by allegations of ties to the Communist Party and the scandals of his Vice Presidential nominee, ELLIOT Roosevelt. By the end of the campaign, Wallace had made a fool of himself, and offended too many Liberal Republicans (later an important block of the Liberals). However, all of this didn't stop him from raking in a good portion of the votes and spoiling the race. MacArthur would narrowly escape going to the House, where he would have almost certainly lost. Unfortunately, he would go into his Presidency without a mandate, losing the popular vote narrowly.

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  8. Threadmarks: Oppo: British Gilles Duceppe

    Oppo Nationalize Five Guys

    Apr 24, 2016
    Gilles Duceppe, the Quebec sovereigntist, and former Bloc Quebecois leader described himself as a "bloke who turned Bloc", with his grandfather being born in Britain. Ignoring all butterflies, what if his family stayed in the UK?

    Elected as an MP in 1987, the fiery young union leader was on the verge of a Shadow Cabinet post if not for his backing of Tony Benn and John Prescott in the 1988 challenge. From the backbenches, he was a powerful attack dog on the Tory governments of Thatcher and Major. Reflecting the greater trend in the Labour Party, he moved from his earlier far-left views to become on the soft left of the party. Upon Mandelson’s resignation, he became Northern Irish Secretary (due to his family’s history in Ireland along with his experience in the peace process) and then Health Minister. Inside the cabinet, he was one of those who viewed Blair as a liability post-Iraq and privately advocated for Brown to take over. As a promotion, Brown gives him the new post of Justice Minister after his appointment as PM. As the main backer of Ed Miliband in 2010, he is given the Shadow Chancellor job. When Labour loses in Heywood & Middleton to UKIP, Miliband steps down, with Duceppe beating Ed Balls and Douglas Alexander. Narrowly taking power in 2015 with SNP support, Duceppe’s policies aimed a return to the days of Harold Wilson. Despite his defeat in 2020 to Chris Grayling’s Tories, he is remembered fondly in Labour circles. However, many Tories view him as a radical while those left of Labour view him as a traitor to his earlier Bennite positions (with George Galloway famously standing against him in 2020).

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  9. True Grit Creek

    Aug 31, 2013
    Vote rich GTA
    Yup, seems about right.
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  10. Threadmarks: Dutch_Atlantic_13: Strom Thurmond

    Dutch_Atlantic_13 IronPiedmont1996

    Feb 5, 2017
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    I had Strom serve in the Senate as well as I can easily picture him doing that, given that he wouldn't be the first President to do so.
  11. Gian Wizard of Watkins Mill Gone Fishin'

    Feb 17, 2012
    'Murica (do you have to ask?)
    Super Bowl week is upon us folks, and with it, it's time for another installment of E Pluribus Unum about an entirely different NFL...

    Born in 1920, the National Football League (NFL) is one of the four major professional sports leagues in North America (and the only one not to have teams from either Vesperia or Texas). From it humble origins, it has grown throughout the years (including a merger with the American Football League in the 1960s, which would be completed by 1970) to become one of the most famous football leagues in the world, on par with the Premier League in England, La Liga in Spain, and Ligue 1 in both France and Catalonia. Today, the NFL has the highest average attendance (67,591) of any professional sports league in the world, and is the most popular sports league in the United States (with the Super Bowl being one of the biggest sporting events in the world, and second-most popular football tournament behind the World Cup itself)

    Comprised of 40 teams from across the United States (equally divided into the American and National Football Conferences), those teams play for around 17 weeks throughout early September to late December, with each team playing 16 games, with one bye week. Following the conclusion of the regular season, six teams from each conference (four division winners and two wild card teams) advance to the playoffs, which are single-elimination tournaments that ultimately culminate in the Super Bowl, usually held in the first Sunday of February between the NFC and AFC champions.


    American Football Conference (AFC)
    AFC East
    -New York Jets
    -New England Patriots
    -Québec Laurentiens
    -Buffalo Bills
    -Lafayette Stars

    AFC North
    -Chicago Spartans
    -Pittsburgh Steelers
    -Cleveland Browns
    -Cincinnati Bengals
    -Toronto Titans

    AFC South
    -Baltimore Ravens
    -Norfolk Admirals
    -Wabash Colts
    -Kansas City Chiefs
    -Denver Broncos

    AFC West
    -Richmond Raiders
    -Sacramento Republic
    -Saskatoon Chargers
    -Nikolayevsk Cossacks
    -Salt Lake City Bees

    National Football Conference (NFC)
    NFC East
    -New York Giants
    -Philadelphia Eagles
    -Montréal Alouettes
    -Washington Redskins
    -Arnoldstown Falcons

    NFC North
    -Chicago Bears
    -Detroit Lions
    -Green Bay Packers
    -Minnesota Vikings
    -Winnipeg Cardinals

    NFC South
    -Alexandria Tigers
    -Louisville Colonels
    -Columbus Crew
    -St. Louis Rams
    -Dakota Bisons

    NFC West
    -Sonoma 49ers
    -Seattle Seahawks
    -Calgary Stampeders
    -New Archangel Angels
    -Portland Thunder

    • Few geography notes :
      • Arnoldstown, Ontario => OTL Kingston, Ontario
      • Richmond, Nevada => OTL Berkeley/Richmond, California
      • Nikolayevsk (full name: Nikolayevsk-Amerikansky), Kenai => OTL Kenai, Alaska
      • New Archangel, New Russia => OTL Sitka, Alaska
    • One of the few PoDs is that what became American football (that is, gridiron/handegg) never becomes popular compared to association football (largely based on this old TL)
    • Vesperia is what I'm now calling the Dominion that roughly comprises the OTL Southern states
    E Pluribus Unum
    Acadian French
    Italian constitutional crisis; Tyrolean independence referendum, 2017
    National Football League

    Map of Linguistic Communities in the United States
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2018
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  12. Hulkster'01's number 1 Hulkamaniac

    Nov 18, 2017
    (This is based off the alternate history story, Bull Moose At Bay featured in Alternate Presidents.)

    The United States presidential election of 1916 was the 33rd quadrennial presidential election, held on Tuesday, November 7, 1916. Incumbent Progressive President Theodore Roosevelt defeated Democratic Governor Woodrow Wilson of New Jersey and Supreme Court Justice Charles Evans Hughes, the Republican candidate.

  13. herricks If you know what I mean

    Feb 10, 2011
    and the conclusion of my Second Napoleonic Wars

  14. Riley Uhr Muldoon did nothing wrong

    Jul 26, 2016
    Now that I've talked about the Constitutional Monarchy that is Columbia lets go down south to their historic twin if you forget ideology the Republic of Virginia

    Virginia General Election Of 2018
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    JUST A SIDE NOTE this map is not mine its an edited map from a post of @VT45 back in the Commonwealth Wank thread which gives me a lot of Inspiration and Ideas
    I just found out how to do spoilers I am gonna have fun with this

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  15. magicmikey Nutmegger's gonna Nutmeg

    Jan 5, 2016
    Los Angeles, California
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  16. Riley Uhr Muldoon did nothing wrong

    Jul 26, 2016
    I'm about this close to making a wiki box thread but now that inconveniently my holidays are ending I probably cant
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  17. shiftygiant Auf Wiedersehen Gone Fishin'

    Apr 24, 2015
    Tropics of Copnor
    In Moscow's Vaults Its Hymns Were Sung

    Rex Willbore
    06:15 GMT (01:15 ETZ) May 5, 2017

    London (CNN) -
    Britain's ruling Party, National Progress, has won its fifth consecutive Parliamentary election and increased its already substantial majority as the nations main opposition groupings continue to shrink.

    State media outlets such as the BBC have reported Prime Minister Alan Milburn's Party has won half of all votes cast, although turnout continues to slump and international election observers have disputed this figure and alleged vote fraud.

    With twenty seats yet to declare, preliminary results from the BBC and the Independent National Electoral Commission have predicted that National Progress will win 590 of the 650 seats up for election.

    The Liberal-Conservative Alliance, led by Northern Irish Politician and Broadcaster Mike Nesbitt, is expected to win 34 seats and 25% of the vote, taking the role of main opposition from the Democratic Left.

    The results proved devastating for Dr Gordon Brown Democratic Left. Both widely viewed as the main alternative to Alan Milburn and National Progress, Dr Brown even outpolling Milburn in preferred Prime Minister polling, the DL is expected to return with less than half of their pre-election seats in a humiliating night following a hopeful and energetic grassroots campaign.

    Both are far ahead of the Welsh Credyd Cymdeithasol and the far-right British Patriots Front, who saw their numbers eroded deeply. This slump has been attributed to Credyd Cymdeithasol's strained Leadership of the Welsh Council, although the party saw a healthy increase to their vote.

    The results show an encouraging return to form for National Progress, who received only 44.5% of the vote in the 2012 Parliamentary election, the first time the party had polled less than 50% of the overall vote since 2002.

    In an official statement, the National Progress NEC Chairman Peter Pewgrew declared that the results were: "Highly encouraging, and showed that the British public continues to intelligently put its trust the only party that can and has delivered stability in the spheres of social, economic, and foreign policy. Many have come out in protest of the results, making outrageous and false claims of fraud. There is no fraud, it's just sore losers."

    An estimated two hundred protesters were arrested on the Cardiff University Campus last night. Riots in London were quelled by police action, violent resulting in the deaths of three officers and seventeen protestors. When asked about this violence, Pewgrew responded that it was: "nonsense overblown by foreign observers and so-called-news organisations trying to talk Britain down."

    Mike Nesbitt, the new Leader of the Opposition, called the vote unfair, citing allegations of voter fraud and intimidation in seats held by the DL in the coal belt and Scotland, and in the 17 seats lost by the BPF, as well as against his own party on the mainland: "Of course Milburn and his boys faked it- and this Opposition intends to prove it."

    Of the Opposition, only Dr Gordon Brown was seen as having the potential to form a new government. Although he proved personally popular with British youth, with the chant "Oh Gordon Brown" unofficially the slogan of the Campaign, Dr Brown was unable to translate this popularity and even good polling numbers into positive political momentum. It is expected that Dr Brown will stand down as Leader later today.
  18. Turquoise Blue Floraison Tibby!

    Sep 5, 2010
    Everything looks pretty good and actually rather terrifying. Apart from the Plaid analogue inexplicably winning Montgomeryshire. That's just odd.
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  19. shiftygiant Auf Wiedersehen Gone Fishin'

    Apr 24, 2015
    Tropics of Copnor
    That would be because they're regressing in seats numbers despite a very positive upwards swing, and because they're less of an analogy for Plaid and more the Ralliement Créditiste, I guess.
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  20. Hubert Humphrey Fan 1968 RIP Japhy

    Sep 5, 2017
    Mississauga, Ontario
    Fair enough, but I still disagree. On a related note, this was how 1952 was going to go in my "Dewey Defeats Truman" TL.

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