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Sir Richard Milhous Nixon KG PC (9 January 1913 – 22 April 1994) is an American politician who served as Prime Minister of America from 1978 to 1986 and Leader of the Conservative Party from 1975 to 1991. Nixon was Minister of Foreign Affairs in the Ford government from 1970 to 1974, and was Representative for Northwest California from 1950 to 1994.

Born to a poor family in Yorba Linda, California, Nixon graduated from Duke University School of Law in 1937. He served on active duty in the Navy Reserve during World War II. He was first elected to the House of Representatives at the 1950 federal election as Representative for Northwest California. He served as Shadow Minister of Defence, Chairman of the Conservative Party and Shadow Minister of Justice. In 1968, Nixon ran for the leadership of the Conservative Party, but was defeated by Gerald Ford. In 1970, he joined the Ford cabinet as Minister of Foreign Affairs. He became Leader of the Opposition on his election as Conservative Party leader in 1975, following the resignation of Ford after the defeat of the Conservatives in the 1974 federal election. Nixon became Prime Minister after winning the 1978 general election. Nixon introduced a series of economic policies intended to reverse high unemployment and America's struggles in the wake of an ongoing recession. His popularity in his first years in office waned amid recession and rising unemployment, but eventually the recovering economy brought a resurgence of support, resulting in his decisive re-election in 1982. However, the Conservatives were defeated in the 1986 federal election and Nixon subsequently became Leader of the Opposition. He was knighted at Prime Minister Jim Wright's resignation honours in 1987. The Conservatives went on to lose in 1990. Nixon was defeated in a vote of no confidence in July, however, he refused to resign and remained party leader until his defeat at the 1991 National Convention. Nixon remained an active member of the Conservatives and sought re-election as Representative for Northwest California during the 1994 federal election, but died thirteen days before the election.

Although a controversial figure in American political culture, Nixon is nonetheless viewed favourably in historical rankings of American prime ministers.
Hi guys, how do you make Wikipedia-style electoral maps? I tried changing the colours in Paint and but they all had that annoying border.
Apollo SL82A was a crewed Apollo Ferry spaceflight which aborted shortly after launch on 22 March 1982 due to a failure of the second stage of its Saturn I+ launch vehicle. SL82A was the thirteenth flight of an Apollo Ferry and was intended to transport its three crew to the Skylab III space station. Four minutes after liftoff, the ascent was aborted due to a reduction in thrust from the S-IVB second stage. The launch escape system (LES) had already been jettisoned at that stage in the flight so the spacecraft thrusted away from the vehicle using its service propulsion system and reaction control system (RCS). The Apollo Ferry – named Alabama by its crew – then completed an engine burn to target its splashdown away from the North Atlantic and into a contingency recovery area off the south coast of Ireland.

The crew members: Mission Commander Hank Hartsfield; Command Module Pilot Daniel Brandenstein; and Mission Specialist Bruce McCandless, were recovered alive and in good health after splashdown by helicopters from HMS Invincible, the first recovery of American astronauts by a non-US Navy ship. SL82A was the first ever in-flight abort of an American crewed flight. Several weeks after the flight – the shortest American manned spaceflight since the suborbital Mercury missions – the failure was traced to a faulty electrical connection in the Instrument Unit of the booster. Brandenstein and McCandless launched together to Skylab III on Apollo SL83C eighteen months after their shortened flight, while Hartsfield’s next flight was part of the Mars Exploration Module test programme.

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The Washington Dynasty can trace it's roots back to George Washington, a respected plantation owner and military officer of the Whiskey Army who managed to outmaneuver his political rivals initially to assume the title of Emperor, formally overthrowing the hated and generally unstable five year old Whiskey Republic. Replacing the unwieldy section of governors who had dictatorial controls next to Director James McFarlane was a relatively healthy constitutional monarchy modeled off of the mother country of England. Washington carefully balanced a neutral foreign policy with a drastic internal policy associated with sweeping nation-wide reforms that were slow to materialize into actual results. In the 1789-1790 parliamentarian election, the Federalist party, under Benjamin Franklin lost to a populist party for sailors named the Naval Party, bringing respected Scott John Paul Jones into government. The Jone's ministry headed the nation from 1790 until 1794, when King Washington removed him from office, setting a constitutional precedent and established the power of the monarch to dismiss governments. In It's place rose the former Treasury Minister Thomas Jefferson of the Democratic-Republicans, who would rule the nation, winning the 1798 election before being abruptly dismissed in 1800 by Washington II.

The dismissal infuriated the Democratic-Republicans, who managed to win in 1804, removing the Federalists from power. Under the leadership, fierce debate over the expansion of the Royal Navy and the potentially volatile situation in europe brought the Kingdom into the Robespierre Wars, named after the bloody leadership of french director Robespierre until his execution in 1818. While the American Kingdom suffered little militarily, there was irreparable financial damage done during the conflict. Arguments over the repair and blame for such an action were no longer Martha's concerns, as she died of cholera in 1812 at the age of 81.

Taking the mantel of Empress, Washington III was a different breed. Very much involved in the enlightenment movement, she would also have abolitionist leanings despite her family historically only recently freeing the slaves (as stipulated in Washington I's will, they were not to be freed until the death of his wife). Part of the Seventeeth Coalition to defeat France from 1813-1814, she would leave the military matters to trusted noblemen and local political backers, an ominous leadership choice for future conflicts. In 1824 the Kingdom of Texas, under King Crockett formally left the Mexican Empire. Wanting to assist the texian people while also careful to avoid enflaming northern abolitionist tensions, she formally invited Prime Ministers James Monroe, Henry Clay and Andrew Jackson to formulate a compromise on the "Peculiar Institution" of slavery. What formulated was the Compromise of 1825, which established zones where slavery was to be permitted (mostly the south and parts of the north) and denied access (most of the northeastern states, with referendums on newly brought in northwestern territory).

However, even she could not allow the Spanish to maintain their still loosening grip on her vast north american colonies, backing various filibustering expeditions from the Imperial Coffers and with the backing of Prime Minister Clay and Defense Minister John C. Calhoun. Eventually, the Amistead Incident prompted action on the matter, with military force being utilized against Spain in the First Spanish-American War(1830-1834). The Resulting Treaty of Paris granted the American Kingdom coastline on the other side of the continent, doubling the size of the country with the addition of the reduced Spanish Louisiana territory. In 1839 she dismissed Prime Minister Calhoun and sent for the aging Charles Carroll, who served a few months before dying. Washington III then opted to appoint wealthy southerner John Tyler of Virginia to the Prime Minister. Tyler would quarrel with members of the Populist Party, even being expelled in 1842 and serving the rest of his appointment as an Independent until resigning in 1853. Upon Briefly appointing James Wayne, he died abruptly on his way to Colombia. An initial interim appointment by Jefferson Davis resulted in his lengthy tenure as a respected southern politician of the Populist moment while also enraging the northern states. Tyler was called back to Colombia in May of 1860, arriving two months later, managing to narrowly carry a plurality of seats for the Populist party in November's election. External factors, such as a slave rebellion lead by John Brown forced Tyler to pick Virginia over the nation, being elected as the First Prime Minister of the Confederacy in 1862. Empress Washington was shocked by this betrayal, rarely leaving the imperial estate and concentrating more political power into the son of a tailor named Andrew Johnson.

The Last of the Washington political elite, Washington IV opted to keep Johnson until losing a vote of no confidence in 1867. With the unstable leadership of former southern scalawag politicians throughout the late 1860s, Andrew Johnson was called back in 1870 as Prime Minister for a second time. Following the completion of the transcontinental railroad, former famed Civil War General George Custer assumed the mantle in 1872 after losing a political stand in 1873, Johnson went back for thirds, then abrubtly resigned upon numerous scandals the next year. Running an energetic campaign in 1874, he managed to barely scrape by with a narrowly pluarity of seats, coming back for a fourths. In 1875, he handpicked his successor, Joseph Fowler to lead the Populist party until 1877, when he really wanted to give it a final shot, managing to outlive the last of the great Washingtons, Washington IV. Johnson's political fate came to an abrupt end in 1883, when Bourbon conservative John Sharp Williams solidified his political future in 1883, remaining Prime Minister until 1900.
Here's a little surprise and technically a crosspost: a new RDNA-verse Wikibox covering some of the historical backstory of the setting. In this case, it's the Senegal-Lazarie Civil War itself, which was the focus of the Long Cold War - The New Great Game, only now put center stage. The DeviantArt version can be found here.

It's even more of experiment than previous Wikiboxes in improving the concept, as there was extensive editing with the material to convey the point graphically. The closest analogues in our timeline would be the Angolan Civil War and Rhodesian Bush War. The painting seen in the image is a depiction of the Battle of Cuito Cuanavale, one of the most heated and infamous clashes in the Angolan Civil War, which even involved Cubans and South Africans. While Lazarie is a small nod to the Thousand Week Reich mod. And yes, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry and Léopold Senghor are very much alternate versions of the very people you think they are.

"Bethlen/Bethen" is also a reference to the works by :iconaufigirl: .

All the same, hope you enjoy!


The Senegal-Lazarie Civil War: A Pivotal Turning Point in the New Great Game
To understand this significance requires going back to 1944. Vicomte Martin de Lambertye was deposed in a coup after nearly two decades of rule as sovereign of Lazarie (formerly French Senegal), so-called due to deliberate symbolism for one day resurrecting the old homeland. This overthrow, which resulted in the sovereign's death and those of his immediate family, was orchestrated by Marshal Christien de Montfort's Action Europa, a radical movement that opposed attempts to placate both the Black African majority and colonial populace, in the name of preserving the "true" France. With discreet Afrikaner backing, they assumed power and established a Franco-Mosleyite regime, wherein those of "pure" European descent alone were considered citizens, and most others treated as subservient, if not little better than slaves. This Reactionary order, however, did not enjoy a similar degree of success as in Equatoria, whether due to the growing corruption and infighting lurking beneath a superficial facade of unity, or simmering discontent that became worse with ever more excessive force.

By the time of the Marshal's death in 1968, Action Europa had no clear provisions for continuity, paralyzing the government. In the southern reaches of the country, a writer-turned-activist named Léopold Senghor openly declared that the Union National pour Indépendance et Liberté ("National Union for Independence and Freedom"; U.N.I.L.) would oppose the Reactionaries and free what was by then called Senegal-Lazarie as a nation patterned after African Republicanism. Around the same time, a group of colonial-descended reformers and aristocrats led by the aging yet charismatic Antoine de Saint-Exupéry led an armed uprising in the city of Saint-Louis, calling for the fulfillment of what the murdered Vicomte had sought to achieve, eventually calling themselves the Alliance Pour La Justice en Senegal-Lazarie ("Alliance for Justice in Senegal-Lazarie"; A.J.S.L.). Meanwhile, the Gambia River basin became the gathering point for various disgruntled serfs and workers, who had flocked around the young, militant Ibrahim Roche to wage a revolution under the banners of the Mouvement Populaire Pour Le Travailleurs D'Afrique ("Popular Movement for the Workers of Africa"; M.P.T.A.). All the while, the dictator's son, Gen. Albert de Montfort, rallied much of the fractured loyalists under his command, while warning the League of Neutral Defiance of the growing severity of the threat.

The ensuing civil war would mark the most heated phase of the New Great Game. That the increasingly grueling bloodshed coincided with mounting social unrest within the U.A.S. (spurred by extremists believed to be backed by both Reactionaries and Collectivists), as well as heightened regional tensions, including the insurrection in Angola, further underscored this point. While there was no sense of certainty early on, many observers looked to either the U.N.I.L. (aided by American arms and United African reinforcements), or even the Reactionary loyalists (with Southern Africa sending weapons and volunteers through neighboring League members). The prospects of an M.P.T.A. victory, meanwhile, was seen as even more dire. Regardless of whether the Supreme Politburo truly trusted Roche or intended to replace him, it would have would have given a crucial opening for the Collectivist Internationale, by then having all but consolidated much of its possessions on the continent all the way to the remains of the Belgian-Dutch Congo, to exploit. An unforeseen development, though, would not only change the fortunes of those on the battlefield, but also the fate of various Free Nations across the region.

The Royal Dominion of New Austria had discreetly sent advisors to aid Saint-Exupéry in the initial stages, whether due to the latter's claim to the throne or the murdered de Lambertyes' ties with the Habsburgs themselves. Whatever the reasons Archduke Rudolf VII or his officials had, however, it was seen by many within the realm that the escalating conflict could not be ignored. Thus, in 1972 it openly declared its support for the A.J.S.L. Before long, New Austrian supplies and regiments (including soldiers from the Duchy of Kuba) were arriving in droves. These proved instrumental in the capture of Dakar itself the following year and the royalists' expansion further inland, hard-earned as it may have been for the locals. Meanwhile, the old nobleman's efforts in brokering an alliance with the U.N.I.L. also succeeded, providing greater legitimacy to both his and Senghor's mutual cause against their foes, their joint offensives forcing both the M.P.T.A. and Action Europa (along with contingents from the Volkstaat Weermeg) to retreat. It wouldn't be until 1977, following further hardly fought struggles (with the Battle of Fort Basse claiming Roche's life), before the civil war finally came to an end, with the capture of Gen. de Montfort.

After much debate, it was decided that the two victorious parties would form a coalition government under New Austrian protection (formalized in 1978), with Saint-Exupéry being crowned Vicomte not long after. While the aging yet beloved monarch died a few years later, this arrangement proved lasting, as Senghor's democratic reforms proceeded to give an otherwise colonial remnant a distinctly African flavor that benefited all, regardless of blood. The effects of this victory would have wider consequences for the entire region, however. The experiences of the United African soldiers returning from the conflict would play a crucial role in helping an aging Benjamin Azikiwe secure the Acts of Amity, discrediting the extremist voices fostered a rejuvenated U.A.S. Meanwhile, the loss of Action Europa's grip dealt a blow to Volksfront influence, weakening Southern Africa's dominance within the League and contributing to the fall of Ouaddai to African Republicanism in 1986, as well as the final collapse of the Angolan secessonists in 1995. Though remnants of the M.P.T.A. would continue to remain a thorn in the Gambian jungles for years after, the Internationale's advance through Africa was effectively halted.

Thus, while the New Great Game continues on, in many respects a microcosm of the global standoff between the Free World and Collectivism, the peace won at Senegal-Lazarie has helped ensure that the light of liberty and civilization in that corner of the globe remains as bright as ever, against the encroaching madness. Had the conflict played out with any other outcome, be it under the thrall of Reds or power-craving dictators, the present and future would look very different, indeed.

- “The New Haven Review of Foreign Affairs.” American Federation. 2023.

...The newest and most eccentric [of the Crown Protectorates], though, would be the Free State of Senegal-Lazarie, as unlike the others, it's not even in the New World at all, nor any prior history with the Habsburgs. The aristocratic de Lambertyes, whose members had also served with what is now called the Sovereign Knights of Malta, came to assume power over the Kingdom of France's colonization efforts in that corner of Africa. The abolition of slavery in 1773, influx of Frenchmen through various incentives, and the noble house's personal efforts to foster development all contributed to the burgeoning colony being granted "Royal Outremer" privileges in 1880. The onset of the Terror in Europe, though, forced then-Governor Martin de Lambertye to declare independence in 1925, soon being proclaimed Vicomte de Lazarie (invoking Biblical symbolism for one day resurrecting the old homeland). His attempts to placate both the Black African majority and colonial populace led unwittingly to a coup staged by the radical Action Europa, in which the ruling house was killed under mysterious circumstances. The regime was not unlike the infamous Free State of Equatoria, in which most were subservient to those of "true" European lineage, who alone had the right to citizenship, all in the name of "preserving France." This eventually broke down into civil war by 1968, as various factions (many backed by either Collectivists or Reactionaries) vied for power. As various Free Nations sought to support anyone opposed to either ideological camp, the Throne-in-Exile chose to lend arms and reinforcements to Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, who led what remained of the pre-Reactionary order. While some at the time expected the republican forces (largely backed by the United African States) or the regime remnants (endorsed by Southern Africa) to triumph, the aging refugee proved far more capable than anyone expected. With victory declared in 1977, the liberated country, under its current name, had become part of New Austria's Sphere in all but name, which was formalized the following year. While minor disturbances continue to persist with Collectivist holdouts, most (including the current Vicomte) remain content with their allies, which is likely to persist for the foreseeable future.

Over the decades, all three territories have become host to various bases and outposts, whether under direct and indirect control of the Reichswehr-Honvédség or that of the Evidenzbureau's operatives. Their economic, industrial and military contributions to their benefactors have also grown, ostensibly to better confront the Internationale. At the same time, however, they are neither serfs nor glorified puppets, as least as far as most New Austrians are concerned. The protectorates themselves are largely left to their own devices, with the "Chief Commissioners" acting much more as advisors than governors. Whether they were Hispaniolan, Mittelamerikaner or from Senegal-Lazarie, they were given preferential treatment by the realm (with Kuba and Mariazell-am-Meer also serving as vital partners), but were also recognized as independent states (albeit largely recognized only by other royalists) with their own respective embassies and delegates. While the aid provided by those very same benefactors have not only fostered general prosperity and security, but also engendered a sense of loyalty that has been dismissed by republicans as "vassalage."...

- “Atlas Sans Frontieres: The Gaspereau-Thomson Guide to the New World.” Loyalist Canada. 2023.


Original sources of the map: The Long Cold War-New Austria's Sphere: RDNA-verse, The Long Cold War - The New Great Game: RDNA-verse



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The novel Seven Days In May by Fletcher Knebel and Charles W. Bailey II. It was published in 1962 and set 1974.

A film adaptation was made in 1964 starring Burt Lancaster and Kirk Douglas. It was also set 1974.

HBO re-adapted the novel using a Rod Sterling script. The main difference was how coup was to take place. Instead of the military, plotters were going to use the 4th section of the 25th Amendment. This one was set in present day (1994). It was called the Enemy Within.
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The New Granadian Civil War was a civil war in New Granada from 1865 to 1868. It was fought between two factions over the succession to the throne and the future of New Granada and its monarchy. The war was a result of a succession crisis between Enrique I and Fernando de Borbón, sons of Francisco I of New Granada. Although Enrique had contracted a morganatic marriage, neither he nor children from his marriage were removed from the line of succession. Enrique’s conservative brother, Fernando, claimed the title of heir apparent for himself, resulting in his 1852 exile to Peru. Following Francisco’s death, Enrique was crowned King of New Granada, a status disputed by his brother, who returned from exile and raised armies to fight for the throne.

The supporters of conservative supporters of Fernando became known as Fernandists (fernandistas), while the liberal supporters of Enrique became known as Liberals (liberales). Despite an advantage in numbers, liberal forces were defeated in early parts of the war, as Fernandist forces fortified themselves in the Andean mountains, repeatedly defeating liberal forces in key battles. In 1867, Fernandist forces suffered a cataclysmic defeat when their leader, Fernando, was struck down while leading a cavalry charge during the Battle of Barbosa. With no clear successor, the Fernandist movement began to dwindle, as the only other son of Francisco I, Prince Francisco was the King-Consort of Spain and had been excluded from the line of succession. Additionally, all of Francisco I’s daughters had supported Enrique, except for María Cristina, wife of Fernadist commander Sebastian Gabriel de Borbón-Braganza, who claimed the New Granadian throne for himself following Fernando’s death, but failed to generate much support.

The war continued for another year as support for Fernandism continued to decay under the command of Sebastian de Borbón-Braganza. In June 1868 Sebastian fled the country and on 1 July, Fernandist commander Pedro Alcántara Herrán surrendered to Liberal forces, effectively ending the war. Following the war, Enrique I approved the highly liberal Constitution of 1868, which striped the New Granadian monarchy of much of its power. Commander of the Spanish forces in New Granada, Juan Prim, returned to Spain with a renewed desire for liberalism, and would go on to instigate the Spanish Revolution.
Recently learned that Kim Jong-il was actually born in the Soviet Union and had a Russian name, Yuri Irsenovich.
Appologies for the late response, I just found out this new thread is live.

Your post is very very cursed, which just happens to be something I like. Especially the prospect of Bibi (though it's more likely to be Yoni, which is just as cursed) as POTUS
So, I have no idea if I'll develop this further, but have this very blessed (or very cursed) infobox of Norton I, Emperor of California, from a timeline concept of mine where William Walker heads west to Hawaii rather than south to Mexico and Central America! I haven't figured out all the details involved, so no expansive write-up for now, but one might appear in the future.

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Appologies for the late response, I just found out this new thread is live.

Your post is very very cursed, which just happens to be something I like. Especially the prospect of Bibi (though it's more likely to be Yoni, which is just as cursed) as POTUS
Thank you lol. Yes it is Yoni, aka "Jonny Netanyahu" who was actually born in New York in OTL. I thought it would be a neat mirror to Kim.
I've been enjoying writing my TL involving a longer-lasting United Provinces of the Rio de la Plata due to a more successful May Revolution, with the added bonus that it allowed one of my favorite members of the revolution to not just survive past his tragically premature death at the age of 32, but to become one of the leading figures of the new nation.

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