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

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  • Every Wikipedia on a war or battle has the belligerents, date, outcome, etc. in an info box on the top-right corner of the page, and most people pages have biography sections. The idea behind this thread is simple: edit the infoboxes so that the outcome of a major conflict is different, as if the infobox is from an alternate world.

    To do this, simply click the edit option for the article (or, if it's locked, hit "view source"), change the infobox, hit preview*, and take a screenshot.**

    *Make sure you don't save your changes to the article.

    **[NOT PRESENT IN THE ORIGINAL: Alternatively, you can copy-paste the infobox into the Sandbox and take a screenshot.]

    In some cases, the infobox will be separate from the article (I.E. You will see {{WW2Infobox}}). To access this info box, simply type "Template:kissingheart:Whichever one you're looking for*" into the Wikipedia search bar.
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    Asami: 2077 Lunar federal election (The Eternal New Deal)
  • (From The Eternal New Deal, my sci-fi universe)

    The 2077 Lunar federal election was another mandated sextennial election for the office of Governor-General of Luna, held on September 4, 2077 as mandated by the Basic Law for the Commonwealth of Luna.

    The office of Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Luna had been held by Charles Hereford for 12 years prior to the election, and the election field was tight and contentious as a number of candidates bid to become the Governor-General.

    The 'Regional Coalition' of Horace Pickering's Lunar National Party and Cyril Walker's Ecoanarchists managed to secure another term of power despite the great showing by the National Socialist Alliance, Android League of Luna, and Worker's Alliance. Pickering's government begins in a very weak manner, as the Congress of Regions has a narrow LNP-EA plurality.

    Some of the candidates defeated were Menachem Aalto, former Delegate to the Council of Commonwealths in Washington D.C.; Timur Espinoza, former Governor-General and Android civil rights advocate, and Apolonia Michaud, former President of the Lunar Helium Mining Cooperative; the three of whom made up the 'Erneuerungskoalition', a coalition formed by German settlers and American settlers over a century prior.

     
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    jonnguy2016: President Joseph Lane
  • POD: Douglass wins California, Illinois, and Indiana, while Breckenridge wins Oregon, sending the 1860 election to the House. The House also deadlocks along regional and partisan lines, while the Democratic-controlled Senate chooses between the top two candidates for vice president in the Electoral College.
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    Gentleman Biaggi: 2017 Scranton Territorial Gubernatorial Election
  • Hey, new thread
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    California series thing
    The Scranton Territories have a confusing history. In the 1945 war between New York and California, California captured a few towns in Southern/Middle New York. After California won the war, they were given the counties where the California-captured towns were located in a treaty. This territory became known as the Scranton territory. The Scranton territory currently cannot vote in a national election, but their territory-wide elections can often be interesting.

    Governor Joe Biden has had a long political career. During the 1970s he was elected as a member of the now nationally-defunct Unity Party to the nationwide assembly. After the assembly stint Biden became Governor of the Scranton Territory in 1997. He has had a long tenure since then and has managed to keep the Unity Party alive in Scranton.

    The 2017 election was a race between Joe Biden's long powerful Unity machine, and Rick Santorum running as a member of the Conservative Solidarity Party the election was expected to be more competitive than elections past, however, Santorum made several gaffes, and his increasingly conservative positions on issues such as abortion and gay marriage earned Biden the endorsement from some more Moderate Conservative Solidarity Part members. After Santorum's gaffes, a bad debate performance, and increasingly conservative positions he had no chance, and Biden won a fifth term in office.
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    gap80: Top 15 Posts In Thread IV
  • A Look Back at AH Wikibox Thread IV
    (the Top 15 posts, ranked by number of likes)​

    15: wolfram’s 8/31/2017 post on page 414: The 1936 Election from Divided We Stand – 51 likes

    14: PachPachis’ 3/4/2017 post on page 210: Saparmyrat Nyyazow (The Truth About It Series) – 52 likes

    13 (tie): Archangel Michael’s 4/17/2017 single-sentence reply post on page 303: "KFC commercials have gotten weird" – 54 likes

    13 (tie): lord caedus’ 12/31/2016 post on page 67: The Presidential Pet – 54 likes

    12: gap80’s 6/14/2017 post on page 352: PAWS: Jimmy Carter Meets the Killer Bunny – 55 likes

    11: machinekng’s 8/9/2017 post on page 400: OFS Coalition members update – 57 likes

    10: Turquoise Blue’s 3/4/2017 post on page 212: The Future of the Simpsons – 58 likes

    9 (tie): Lord Roem’s 7/22/2017 post on page 384: UK National Flag Referendums, 2017 – 59 likes

    9 (tie): Sabot Cat’s 12/28/2016 post on page 50: A (Slightly) Different 1968 Presidential Election – 59 likes

    8: psephos’ 1/11/2017 post on page 101: A 2016 Based on Breitbart's Deliberate Misinterpretations – 61 likes

    7 (tie): LeinadB93’s 4/24/2017 post on page 309: Gibraltar (Hail, Britannia Series) – 64 likes

    7 (tie): Meadow’s 3/24/2017 post on page 263: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (Buxton Britain) – 64 likes

    7 (tie): Reagant’s 12/21/2016 post on page 24: Sanders Realistically Loses to Trump – 64 likes

    6: lord caedus’ 12/24/2016 post on page 36: An Electoral College In An Electoral College – 65 likes

    5: Indicus’ 7/24/2017 post on page 388: Imperial Federation general election, 1941 – 71 likes

    4 (tie): gap80’s 10/31/2017 post on page 447: Confusing Campaigns – 72 likes

    4 (tie): PachPachis’ 3/2/2017 post on page 206: Red Directorate (The Truth About It Series) – 72 likes

    3: XO Mapping’s 12/30/2016 post on page 61: I'm Still Scared of Trump 2020 – 77 likes

    2 (tie): Sabot Cat’s 4/25/2017 post on page 310: Internet General Elections 2008-2016 – 79 likes

    2 (tie): Blackenborg’s 1/6/2017 post on page 91: The Devastating Punch We Took – 79 likes

    And Post #1: PachPachis’ 3/2/2017 post on page 208: Joseph Stalin (The Truth About It Series) – 81 likes

    Note: all like numbers are as of 11/10/2017; if I missed any posts, feel free to add them.
     
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    fashbasher: Hizb-ul-Islam India
  • fashbasher

    Banned

    POD: British colonialism in India includes a very harsh treatment of Muslims as well as hijra (an indigenous South Asian LGBT community that can profess either Hinduism or Islam). This results in a far more aggressive Islamic resistance that is aligned, incidentally, with the LGBT community (only certain gay acts are considered to be the sin of homosexuality in Islam, and many interpretations of Islam in Asia are tolerant towards transgender in particular).
     
    Gonzo: Our Wee Country
  • Here's something I drew up a while back, thought I might try to make a little series out of it.

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    Our wee Country

    The 2043 general election proved to be a watershed moment in Northern Irish politics, with the small nation electing an ethnic minority First Minister, the first in Northern Ireland's nearly 130 year history. Adam Chong, a third generation immigrant of Hong Kong origin had been the surprise victor in the Social Democratic Party's leadership election in 2038, after long serving SDP leader Jack Whittaker opted to stand down after a health scare in the spring of 2038. Chong, who had served as Minister of Social Development in the last powersharing administration was a popular choice for the SDP, owing to his relatively high profile (by DSD standards) and successful tenure at the Department of Social Development. Chong was also aided by the weakness of the serving National Union government, led by the serving First Minister, Richard Haig. Haig's majority National Unionist government, which had been formed by a merger between moderate Unionist and Nationalist elements after the collapse of the formerly dominant DUP and Sinn Fein parties in the wake of the Crisis of 2017; had encountered a variety of problems during its first unrestrained period in government. While questions concerning the 'National Question' had been put to bed by the Compromise of '22, when Northern Ireland had been granted autonomy and dominion status by the Corbyn government; the basic fabric of the party was to cause multiple issues. In actuality a large big tent coalition which included metropolitan socially liberal Unionists, rural conservative Unionists, conservative Nationalists and left-leaning elements from both former communities, the party had generally been united by a shared opposition to the former pre-Crisis duopoly.

    Outstanding social issues, which had persisted for decades due to the maintenance of the archaic 'Petition of Concern' mechanism in the National Assembly, which in enabled thirty MNAs (Members of the National Assembly) a direct veto over any legislation they opposed; further disagreements over continued membership of the European Union and the maintenance of agriculture subsidies would ensure that the government fell in the polls. By election year - 2043 - the NUs were in effect being propped up by the votes of various sympathetic opposition MNAs, who didn't much like the idea of the SDP in government. Nonetheless Haig opted to put his government out of its misery and asked the Governor General, Dr. John McCloskey, to dissolve the National Assembly and call a new general election. The result in terms of party size was never in any real doubt, the National Unionists in effect were assured first place in terms of seats, much like Fianna Fail had been until 2011. Still the surge by Chong and the SDP in the polls caught many off guard. On election night even some seasoned pundits were startled when Chong's SDP manage to come within a handful of seats of outperforming the National Unionists. The natural third place Clann na nGaedheal (formed by culturally conservative Republicans and Nationalists soon after the Compromise of '22) under its seasoned leader Eoin Doyle, retained third place, as the Ulster Nationalist & populist Ulster First party underperformed on its polling, owing to the awkwardness of its leader Ron Peters on the campaign trail. The testimonial Unionist Party, maintained its 8 seats in the National Assembly, owing to its exceedingly stable 'fossilised' electorate of just over 6%. Various independents won seats, while the radical socialist Solidarity party won a surprise victory in the last seat in Queen's University Belfast.

    While Chong had scored a near upset, he was still in a relatively weak position, being over twenty seats short of a majority. Initially going to Ulster First, owing to the parties' overlapping fiscal policies, Chong was rebuffed by the UF leadership, who were eager to lick their wounds and recuperate in opposition. Chong managed to gain the support of the majority of Independent MNAs, as well as Solidarity's sole MNA - Jack Clark, who demanded reforms to parliamentary procedure to remove the Petition of Concern, institute progressive social reforms and rollback various spending cuts brought in under the Haig Executive. With the Unionists refusing to join any government as a point of principle, and the National Unionists not wishing to aid their mortal enemies, the SDP managed to form a confidence and supply arrangement with the nominally right-leaning Clann na nGaedheal. The deal between the two parties, which rested on the implementation of an 'Irish Language Act' (which would give equal footing to Irish with English in Northern Ireland) and increases in agricultural subsidies and programmes, was agreed nearly a fortnight after the general election. In the vote on the Executive's 'Programme for Government' (in effect an equivalent to the Queen's Speech at Westminster), some western Ulster First MNAs supported the Executive's proposals. Things looked certainly rosy as Chong was invested as First Minister.

    The first major issue in the National Assembly was the much heralded Irish Language Act. A passionate and often ill tempered debate would ensue, with Doyle and the CnnG strongly fighting for their central plank position of the past twenty years, while the Unionists, in particular their leader Charlie Glass QC, would mock and attack the bill as 'silly', 'frivolous', and 'unnecessary'. Glass in particular would cause a stir when he mocked the bill as promoting "a silly, dead Leprechaun language used by the Fenians opposite to subjugate and humiliate the Protestant Unionist Loyalist peoples of Ulster", he then proceeded to throw Tayto crisp packets at the CnnG Assembly team, in an attempt to show the 'money' being 'wasted' by the bill. The furious Doyle and Clann Assembly team raised a point of order and tried to get Glass removed from the chamber. When the Speaker refused, the Clann MNAs would march from the chamber for the rest of the second reading of the bill. All the while a red faced Chung sat motionless in the First Minister's chair. Despite the hectic scenes at Stormont, the bill would pass with the support of half of the National Unionists and Ulster First parties. Chong's government would lack this level of success on its next venture - reforming the Petition of Concern. Many socially conservative MNAs, in particular on the Clann and Ulster First benches (Ulster First having been founded in favour of federalism in order to prevent Westminster interfering with social and cultural issues in NI), were strongly opposed to removing the PoC - seeing it as their very lifeline in preventing the "radical agenda of social Marxists", to quote Glass once again, "from being loosed upon Ulster. In the end a hodgepodge coalition of conservative & rural National Unionists, Ulster First-ers, Clannsmen and Unionists defeated the Chong Executive's proposals. As a result of "missing an open goal", Clark and Solidarity would bow out of supporting the Social Democratic government, making Chong's government even weaker.

    The National Unionists had met in Bangor to elect their new leader. Out of a crowded field the party elected the charismatic Armagh-based former Agriculture Minister Robert Clancy to become its new leader. Clancy, a moderate conservative in the National Unionist Assembly team had been one of the few National Unionists to remain popular with the media and sections of the public in the wake of the Haig government's decline. Unlike Haig and the party's interim leader Sara Hammond, Clancy was more than happy to deliberately wreck and disrupt the Chong government and its agenda, using every parliamentary trick at his disposal. While opting to take a 'don't-hit-the-beehive' approach to social issues, Clancy shifted the party towards the centre on economics, in order to help win back suburban Northern Ireland, who had flocked to Chong at the last general election. Clancy would alarm many with his combative and rather aggressive rhetoric, vowing to "stop the usurpation of the constitution" at a rally in Botanic Gardens. Clancy would even pen an open letter to the Governor General, demanding that he instruct Chong to dissolve parliament and hold a new general election, if Chong did not oblige, Clancy urged the GovGen to sack him and replace him with a Social Democrat who would. The Governor General, knowing what the response to such an action would be, politely declined Clancy's offer.

    Clancy next turned his attention to the 2045 budget. Prior to his election there had been a general agreement between the NU and SDP leadership that the NU would 'pair' MNAs to ensure the budget would go through. This would not continue under Clancy, who blocked the budget for several days before allowing it to pass - but only after various the proposed renationalisation of Translink was abandoned. Ulster First would also elect a new leader, after the resignation/putsch of the party's lameduck leader. In his place the party would elect Padraigin Mac an tSaoi (Patricia MacEntee) as its new leader. Mac an tSaoi, a former Belfast Telegraph columnist and traditionalist Catholic had been dubbed in the press as the 'Northern Irish Trump' owing to her rhetoric and stances - in particular her attacks on the Irish traveller community. Advocating for drastic reduction in immigration, protectionist trade policies and dragging the party firmly to the hard right culturally, Mac an tSaoi succeeded in replicating the party in her controversial image. Reviled by those in the media to her left (i.e. much of the commentariat), 'the Blonde Bitch' (a nickname she would relish) was remarkably popular in formerly strongly conservative Unionist areas (ironic considering her Irish Nationalist heritage), in particular to the south and east of Lough Neigh. She would notably announce her intention to contest the nominally safe Social Democrat seat of Belfast Victoria - a move which would prompt the incumbent MNA to refuse to stand again despite SDP Central Office begging him to do so. Solidarity would also see a shift in its leadership, with the party congress electing MNA Jack Clark by acclamation in 2046. Clark's victory represented a shift towards the libertarian socialist and Eurosceptic faction of the party, which had formerly been in the minority until his election as leader.

    By 2046 the SDP Executive had run into a variety of problems. The first being the whittling away of its already slender majority by defections and co-options, which had made the passing of even the most inoffensive of legislation, virtually impossible. The second was the issue of Europe. Ever since the deal over 'Brexit' in the late 2010s, Northern Ireland had been a quagmire on the north western border of the EU. In the Union by necessity, but still seen as a conservative backwater. Chong's attempts to try and gain greater European funding and grants had all resulted in him returning to Belfast humiliated, even with the support of British Prime Minister Nick Boles and Taoiseach Catherine Ardagh. It exposed the divisions within the SDP, between Eurosceptic and pro-European factions. Despite being nominally supported by pro-EU elements in the National Unionists, the Clann and the Pro-EU Ulster First, Chong still appeared weak on the subject. Whatmore it fed into the perception of Chong as an inexperienced and slightly arrogant individual, who put his own personal agenda before the good of his party or country. Indeed the 'boy wonder' was relentlessly mocked by the likes of the satirical website 'The Ulster Fry' among other publications. By May 2047 Chong decided to request a dissolution and the calling of a general election.

    The 2047 general election would prove to be one of the most interesting in Northern Ireland's history - in particular due to the single leaders debate held by BBC Ulster a week before the election. Chong, Clancy and Mac an tSaoi were all seasoned debaters, Clark was an able and crowd pleasing speaker, while Doyle and Glass were of the old kind of Ulster politicos. The debate would notably feature Chong sat in the middle, getting caught in between Clancy's, Mac an tSaoi's and Clark's jibes. Off on the right Doyle and Glass sparred with each other, while everyone else generally looked on. The debate seemed to confirm that election night would be interesting. Indeed it would be.


    Clancy managed to increase on Haig's showing four years prior, but failed to win a majority, shocking some of the commentariat in the process. Chong and the SDP naturally fell down, but the size of the decline, losing nearly around a third of its existing seats, was unexpected. Ulster First effectively doubled their showing from the prior parliament, while Clann na Gaedheal managed to scalp two western Social Democrats. The Unionists, true to form remained static and held their eight seats, much to Glass' pleasure. Solidarity would see its Assembly team swell to four MNAs, many of them constituency MNAs from Belfast. Several Independent MNAs would also be elected. Clancy's investiture as First Minister is expected, but his desired coalition partner is thus far unknown, with Ulster First and Clann na nGaedheal suggested as possible picks; some commentators suggest the Loyalist-leaning Clancy could be the one to coax the Unionists out of their self-imposed exile and to finally enter into government. This is still all up in the air as of the current time.
     
    LeinadB93: 2015 British imperial election (Hail, Britannia)
  • LeinadB93

    Monthly Donor
    The most recent election in the British Empire from my series Hail, Britannia:


    The 2015 British imperial election was held on 12 November 2015 to elect, under the mixed member proportional representation system, the 868 members of the Imperial House of Commons. 434 members are elected from single-seat constituencies, with each Home Nation guaranteed at least one seat, with the other 434 seats being allocated to closed party lists as "top up" seats based on each party's share of the popular vote. It was the first election at the end of a five-year Imperial Parliament since 1973.

    The Party of Imperial Social Democrats and Progressives, led by incumbent Prime Minister Sylvia Lim of Singapore, and their coalition partners the Alliance of Imperial Liberals and Reformists and the Imperial Greens, led by Hillary Clinton of the Ohio Country and Elizabeth May of New England respectively, successful won a mandate for a second term in office. However they made a net loss of 16 seats, reducing their size in the House from 497 to 481 seats, with the Social Democrats losing 8, the Liberals losing 12 and the Greens gaining 4 seats. The governing coalition was re-elected handily due to the growth in the British economy, increased investment in the NHS and British Imperial Rail, as well as a moderate approach to international diplomacy and relations with post-coup Iran and Venezuela. However many pundits attributed the loss of seats for the Social Democrats and the Liberals to over-confidence among voters about their re-election chances, and the surge in the Greens vote was due to their environmental credentials.

    The opposition Imperial Conservatives, Democrats and Unionists, under leader Mitt Romney of New England, made a gain of 2 seats and replaced the Liberals as the second largest party in the House. However despite strong showings in opinion polls prior to the election, the Conservatives performed poorly in the popular vote, a fact attributed to Romney's lacklustre performance in the debates against the more eloquent and charismatic Lim and Clinton. Romney was also heavily criticised for undertaking an international trip to the Levant, Texas and the European Union which many considered to fall outside of his remit as opposition leader, as well as repeatedly making "off the cuff" remarks that seemed insensitive and crass. The Conservatives also suffered over their campaign pledge to reduce government spending and the budget deficit by cutting non-essential expensive programs, however they scored positively in their promise to reduce British military involvement in Nigeria and gradually replace it with a West African-led force.

    British Heritage, the right-wing, socially conservative nationalist party, had recently elected Sarah Palin of Oregon as leader, replacing Tom Tancredo of Missouri. Despite Palin's popularity amongst the party membership, she failed to capitalise on the differences between herself and her predecessors, namely being a young woman, and her debate performance was heavily criticised for failing to convey a clear and consistent message. The broad-tent Alliance of Regions, which is made up of the various centre, centre-left and left-wing regionalist and nationalist parties across the Empire, saw significant gains at this election, mainly across Florida, Louisiana and the Ohio Country, with many calling it the "generational up-swing in support for devolution". Spokesperson Nikolai Szilagyi of Alaska was credited with the result and his successful treading of the fine line between those member parties seeking independence, and those seeking stronger regional powers.

    The moderate conservative and socially liberal Imperial Progressive Conservative Association, led by John Tory of Canada, saw a surge in support across the Empire, largely trading off the growth in their affiliate parties in England and New England. Their campaign centred around balanced budgets, increased protections for minorities and a pledge to gradually cut non-essential government programs and reform of the state welfare system. The Libertarian Party of Great Britannia went into the election battered and bruised after a leadership spill replaced Bob Barr of Carolina with Marie Ruwart of the Ohio Country, a surprise given the party's tendency for long serving leaders. Ruwart's campaign never really got off the ground, and a pledge for tax reductions was seen as a blatant vote grabbing strategy, which completely collapsed when Elizabeth May demanded she explain how that would affect social security and the welfare state. Ultimately the party saw a disappointing election night result, although Ruwart has remained as leader, a fact many have attributed to there being no obvious successor, although rumours have suggested that Rand Paul may mount a leadership bid in the future. The left-wing Imperial Socialist Labour Party, under new leader Donald Ramotar of the West Indies, made modest gains at this election although nowhere near the heights of the party's founding in 1973. The SLP campaigned on a platform of increased taxes for the top 1%, whilst reducing those affecting the poorest in the country, a plan to reduce homelessness and get people back into work and a pledge to introduce a "living wage". They also continued their support for trade unions and worker's rights, as well as pursuing eco-friendly policies and a pledge to reduce the government's carbon footprint.

    The right-wing populist People's Alliance for Democracy, under long time leader Nigel Farage of England, gained two seats at this election as they played to their conservative base. Farage's rhetoric on immigration, Islam, and relations with the European Union, among other things was heavily criticised by the leaders of the other parties, although Sarah Palin refused to outright condemn his comments on Muslims. Team Trump, the right-wing political vehicle established by businessman and Imperial Councillor Donald Trump, failed to enter the Imperial Parliament, being excluded from the leader debates, although Farage and Trump both appeared to support the other's position on numerous issues. The British Republican Movement, which advocates for the abolition of the monarchy and its replacement with a republic, had both MIPs re-elected and saw a minor upswing in their share of the popular vote, however this was attributed more to the personal popularity of individual candidates rather than a minute shift in support for a British republic. Co-leaders Dennis Murray (Sandusky) and Sebastian Teo (Northeast Singapore) both returned to the Imperial Parliament.

     
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    King of the Uzbeks: 2067 Antarctic Election (May We Never Tame It)
  • May we never tame it
    2064 Election
    Alexander Island Crisis
    2067 Leadership Elections

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    Polls remained steady until late May, when Jahn surged after a combination of effective campaigning beginning to pay dividends and a stirring speech at a UN Climate convention received world wide praise. However the month of June proved hard for the Antarctic Party as the Conservatives gained momentum and Finance Delegate Will Hayman was caught on recording saying "We'll rule this country until Judgement Day", which provoked fears of an oligarchy like that in Siberia and led to surge in support for the right. The 7 point drop provoked panic among some, but polls stabilized again thanks to the lack of a viable left wing alternative. Jahn's huge war-chest began to cause her party to climb again in the polls, with a series of ad buys that blanketed the continent. By mid-August the Race was right back where it started.

    September was crazy, very crazy.

    First came the Oil for Meetings Scandal. On September 3rd began to break that the Liberty Party had been using its membership in the International Democrat Union and Phil Russ's business connections to facilitate meetings between large oil companies (including several responsible for Antarctic spills) and governing conservative parties. In exchange the Liberty Party would get fund from the Oil companies. The scandal would have world wide implications, bringing down the Canadian Government, but in Antarctica it resulted in the collapse of any hope for Phil Russ's Liberty Party of entering the assembly. The scandal also rocked the Conservatives as it was revealed that Rodriguez had indirectly and unawares profited from the deals while a Liberty Delegate in the Assembly.

    Then a General Strike shook the Garcia government in Argentina, a Strike that originated in Argentine Antarctica. Then a completely unrelated money laundering scandal hit Garcia. As protesters swarmed the streets Garcia faced revolt within his own Party and was forced to step down. His Vice President announced that elections would be held early the next year. Including one very special election...

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    Jahn had done absolutely nothing, but her popularity skyrocketed none the less. The long awaited Continent wide Republic seemed imminent. The question was no longer how many seats the Conservatives would get, but if they would get any at all.

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    The Antarctic Party did not end up the sole party in the Assembly, but Irene Jahn was in the strongest political position of any elected world leader at the time. Her party's internal divisions had been smoothed over, the opposition weak, and she was preparing to preside over a national triumph.

    But what goes up must come down. Even on the bottom of the world.
     
    Gentleman Biaggi: 2075 Greenland coup d'état
  • If you asked anyone familiar with Greenlandic Politics if Greenland would be a nation that both sides would be fighting for in the Second Cold War at the beginning of the Second Cold War they would've laughed. Back in the 2030s, Greenland was a nation dominated by Left-wing politics and had been since it was allowed to hold elections. It was expected to continue that trend for years. However, after the 2073, Atassut (Solidarity) managed to form a "Master Coalition" with Reform, Demokraatit (Democrat), and Partii Naleraq (Point of Orientation Party) while Inuit Ataqatigiit (Community of the People) and Siumut (Forward) squabbled in a overly divided parliament and couldn't form a majority. After this, Kim Olson ascended to the Prime Minister position.

    Even after the Coalition was formed the Reform Party continued its flamboyancy, if you will. The Party disagreed with the often moderate coalition and they wanted change. That led to the infamous events of April 14, 2076. Minister of Defense John Hansen called in a group of military officers to arrest Olson. After Olson was arrested, John Hansen made a speech announcing that everything was under control and that he was taking power. The nation of Greenland went from the "Left Powers" supported nation, to one supported by Russia and their allies. While the overthrow may have occurred in a small nation, it would have massive effects for the rest of the Second Cold War....
     
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    InfernoMole: 2176 United States presidential election
  • The United States presidential election, 2176 was the 98th quadrennial presidential election in the USA, held in two rounds on October 7th and November 7th respectively.

    The first round of the election was extremely tense and turbulent, marked, among many other things, by the meteoric rise of Daniel Inouye de Wong, three-time Governor of Calypso, Admiral of the United States Space Navy and Governor-General and Administrator of God knows how many planets, planetary territories, moons and teeny-weeny asteroids. Although remembered as a bright, innovative and extremely competent strategist, as well as an extraordinarily intelligent and physically fit young man, by 2176 de Wong was already almost 82 years old and no longer truly fit for leading spaceship battalions to the front. Despite this, de Wong remained an ambitious, skilled man. A patriot to the core, de Wong founded the Imperial Party in St. Petersburg, Florida in the year 2173.

    Among other issues were the policies of the space-friendly Asperant Party on independent spaceship companies, viewed as "lax" by the Democratic-Republicans, the economic crisis of the 2170s, the "neoglobalist" overtures of President Sebastian Gottschalk, the controversial legacy of the Gottschalk Housing-Feeding Scheme, which led to the inhabitants of the slums of the inner cities to become enslaved to energy farms (as the other parties viewed it), and a mostly unsuccessful foreign policy, what's with the Galician War and all. Worse yet, several floods happened during Gottschalk's tenure, including a particularly catastrophic one in Louisiana, Gottschalk's home state. Gottschalk's perceived inability to deal with the flooding and attempts to cover it up severely damaged Gottschalk's approval ratings.

    As such, the people grew discontent with the continued control of the Asperants over USA. Just before the election, Mississippi governor and labor leader Nick Parris announced his run, representing the socialist People's Jubilee party, and chose Greenlandian representative Anders Shou for Vice Presidential nominee. De Wong was uniformly chosen at the 2176 Imperial National Convention to run for President, and picked North Dakotan rocket industry businessman Graham R. Catlow for Vice President.

    The Asperant National Convention was a lot more divided. Initially, it seemed that Vice President Temur Watts, former Senator from New Jersey, would be the Asperant nominee. However, his unclear origins, political gaffes and alleged attempts to sell citizenship to an Ukrainian magnate got him only fifth place. The main competitors were Thaddeus Goodlion (born Tadas Gudelionis), Secretary of Labor and former Governor of Illinois, and Corrinell Lockwood, Governor of Armstrong. In a tough battle, Corrinell Lockwood won the nomination, though detractors stated it was only due to Goodlion being ill. Lockwood became popular thanks to his moderate views on housing, ambitious "American Expansion Program", popularity among Colonials and Terrans, and charismatic personality, with his slogan "A New Century for America!" being particularly popular. Corrinell Lockwood chose Arius Babayan, Governor of California, media mogul, for Vice President.

    The Democratic-Republicans saw their chance. Barred from national politics for at least 20 years, the fiscally conservative, "pro-Earth" Democratic-Republicans were not viewed as a serious contender by the pro-Asperant media, with some Asperant politicians and talk show hosts even joking that the Imperial Party might replace the Dem-Reps as the "rival party". However, after defeating her main rivals, Senate Minority Leader Florence M. Hampton from Georgia and Senator George Babinski from Ohio, Pearl Walton, mere Lieutenant Governor of Maryland, experienced a meteoric rise. Called a "neo-socialist" and "sociopath" by establishment Dem-Reps, Walton was intelligent and somewhat aloof at first glance. However, Walton became a highly successful candidate, her passive-aggressive attacks on other nominees, extensive campaigns in various states, and philanthropic reputation allowed her to win enormous amounts of popular vote in states that were once considered firmly Asperant. Her running mate, former Governor Patrick Burgess of Connecticut, was also quite popular among the populace.

    As candidates failed to win 402 or more electoral votes, a runoff election was held between Lockwood and Walton. The outcome of the first round even caused a few protests from de Wongites, who accused Lockwood and Walton alike of "vote fraud". But the election continued nonetheless, as Lockwood and Walton campaigned fiercely across the several states of America. In the end, however, Walton achieved an unexpected victory, with almost 53% of the popular vote. Notably, this caused Pearl Walton to proclaim "The people have spoken!" before a cheering crowd of supporters on Election Day.




     
    Glide08: Karelo-Finnish Soviet Socialist Republic (Bizzaropedia)


  • The Karelo-Finnish Soviet Socialist Republic (Karelo-Finnish SSR, Finnish: Карялаис-Суомалаинен Сосиалистинен Неувостотасавалта Karjalais-Suomalainen Sosialistinen Neuvostotasavalta, Swedish: Карелск-Финска Сўсиялистиска Советрепубликен Karelsk-finska socialistiska sovjetrepubliken, Russian: Карело-Финская Советская Социалистическая Республика Karelo-Finskaya Sovetskaya Sotsialisticheskaya Respublika), also called Soviet Finland or simply known as Finland, was a republic of the Soviet Union. Though it de jure existed from 1940, it only had control over Karelia until the Soviet Pyrrhic victory in the Continuation War, where all of the Territories of the Republic of Finland (1919-1944), including the Åland Islands, were transferred to it...

    And with Finland being annexed to the Soviets, you'd have to wonder what'll be the Bizzaro-equivalent for Finlandization...
    or not. It's "Czechoslovakization". It was Czechoslovakia (and also, Hungary post-1956) which kept its old political system yet still bowed down to the Soviets in matters of foreign affairs. Speaking of which...


     
    BlackentheBorg: 3021 Britantartica general election
  • A while ago I said I was gonna do some of my own antarctic wikiboxes. Here's an opener (electoral map and other worldbuilding forthcoming);

    RODINO: "[...] no, no really, I’m sorry Byron but I have to interrupt you – Prime Minister, you’re saying that the Stancomb-Wills spill doesn’t exist?
    SHERSTIN: “Yes, that is exactly what I’m saying.
    MODERATOR: “You’re saying it doesn’t exist? How—"
    SHERSTIN: “This so called environmental disaster is clearly just more fake news from the delusional demogreenic wing seeking to—"
    RODINO: “How can you be so absolutely delusional?!
    [the debate audience murmurs]
    MODERATOR: “Minister Rodino, please-"
    SHERSTIN: “Ah, typical reactionary language from the supposed passi—"
    RODINO: “How can you possibly think the spill doesn’t exist? How can you ignore actual facts?! You're the Prime Minister, your administration has increased the monitoring of its citizens tenfold since your election. Your people know if an ant farts, how are you missing one of the biggest oil spills in current history?!
    [the audience applauds overwhelmingly]
    MODERATOR: “If we can just get back too—"
    RODINO: “I was there, Prime Minister, I was at Lyddan Island. You could see the oil from the beach. Fisherman were pulling up pitch black fish. There were carcases of Kaiser Penguins bobbing in the –"
    [as Rodino has been talking, Sherstin has been shaking his head]
    SHERSTIN: “Like I said, this is just more and more fearmongering. The Demogreenic wing want to scrap rigs across the territories, which will cost hard working Britarcticans their jobs—"
    RODINO: “— the people who are going to lose their jobs, Ed, are the fisherman. If your government continues to ignore this we could see whole fishing industries have to shut down due to contamination. We could see entire populations of fish go extinct if we –"
    [Sherstin scoffs, the moderator raises his hand]
    MODERATIOR: “Gentlemen, we really need to get back to—"
    SHERSTIN: “Minister Rodino, I will give this supposed spill as much thought as I will give you. Which is to say I won’t be thinking much of it all. Now pipe down and behave!
    [the crowd murmurs grow louder. Rodino’s hands can be visibly seen shaking]
    MODERATOR: “We’ll be moving on now. Many Britarcticans have been concerned with the recent border disputes in Argentinian Antarctica concerning–
    RODINO: “You arrogant son of a fuck!—"
    [Rodino steps out from his podium and knocks Sherstin over with a left hook. The audience shouts and jeers. As the minister’s fight, security teams run in and begin to pull the two apart]
    SHERSTIN: “--You just attacked a Prime Minister, Sebastian! I’ll see you locked up!--
    RODINO: “--Let me go! I’m gonna throttle the prick! Let go of me--
    - extract from the Final Britanarctican General Election debate, 3021.

     
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    King of the Uzbeks: 2068 Argentine Antartica status referendum (May We Never Tame It)
  • May we never tame it
    2064 Election
    Alexander Island Crisis
    2067 Leadership Elections
    2067 Election

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    Despite some last minute wording changes provoking fears of tampering the Argentine Referendum went smoothly, and a clear majority were in favor of uniting the continent under McMurdo. The government immediately caused controversy by passing the Election Extension Act, which simply applied the percentages from the 2067 election on the full 400 seat Antarctic Assembly to determine the new seating. Jahn would later claim that this was done because a) Antarctica's Electoral Laws simply did not provide for local elections to the Assembly (which she called an "extreme oversight" of the Constitutional Committee) and b) she felt that calling another general election would destabilize the young country. The EEA left an extremely bitter taste in the mouths of many of Antarctica's newest residents, with the first city elections in the former Argentine Capital of Esperanza returning a Conservative Mayor and 2 Councilmen from the Movimiento de Independencia de la Península (MIP). Despite these hiccups Jahn remained broadly popular with the rest of Antarctica and retained a solid base of support in the Peninsula as the women who united Antarctica. But her Antarctic Party was about to take a hit.


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    Unions in Antarctic had always been an odd beast, divided between the newer, more classically blue collar workers on the oil rigs and in the mines, and the older members, hold outs from when many workers had worked for various colonial governments and unions were more of a way to discretely organize. ACTRA had been one of the earliest pan-Antarctic Institutions and had played a crucial role in the independence movement bringing the workers of the towns into what had previously been a movement situated in the bases and outposts. ACTRA was a strong backer of Justice Delegate Jorge Thomas before he endorsed Jahn in exchange for his position. ACTRA had been advocating in favor of economic expansion and projects since independence, but capital had been lacking. However in September 2068 the Government announced a Legislative Package aimed at establishing the Co-Operative Economic Expansion Project (COEEP). COEEP would establish corporations in various industries from satellite technology to road construction. These corporations would be partially owned by the Government and the unions associated with the industry but also feature substantial investment from international companies who would reap the promised rewards. Jahn and Thomas assured ACTRA that the Government would be a fair part owner and protect from cooperate overreach. ACTRA approved of the bill, giving members the ability to buy into COEEP Companies. But Jahn faced a riotous faction in the Assembly. The Environmental Wing of the Party had been mollified in 2063 by legislative promises, but they viewed the COEEP Program's proposed extreme development as dangerous to the environment, particularly as many of the proposed international partners had spotty environmental records. In a dramatic scene on the assembly floor 102 some delegates voted against the bill, easily the most opposition a bill had ever faced in the Assembly. The Bill still easily passed, and 72 of those 102 walked out of the Antarctic Party in protest.


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    Upon her hasty selection by the party caucus as leader of the as-of-yet unnamed party Stacey Yates became leader of the opposition, her 72 seats numbering more then the Conservative's 32. The new party faced the awkward position many Antarctic Environmentalists had faced. The Continent, populated by scientists, their descendants, and coastal dwellers facing rising seas, was ripe for political gain. The independence movement had been spurred on by environmental disasters. Yet the "Green Party" label would strike a bad chord as almost everything green in Antarctica was unnatural. Yates accepted green as the party color, but refrained from the typical flower imagery and chose the name Ecological Party instead.
     
    Gentleman Biaggi: 2015 Texan gubernatorial general election
  • Texas General Gubernatorial Elections rarely matter to the political system of Texas, and the Assembly often has more power than the governor of the nation, and the elections are often contested with Independent candidates. However, 2015 would be different. Young charismatic candidate Julian Castro was nominated by the People's Alliance and clearly had potential despite the Conservative lean of the nation. This potential was amplified when Gary Johnson split off from the conservative Christian Democratic Party to run as an Independent after J.C Watts was nominated. With a split in the right, Castro looked unstoppable. Even when Cornel West split off to run under the Labor Party banner, he still had a big lead against a split party. In the end, Castro won by a larger margin than expected despite the People's Alliance losing the Assembly.
     
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