Alternate Wikipedia Infoboxes VI (Do Not Post Current Politics or Political Figures Here)

TL where the Dutch colonized all of New England and some of Quebec and those OTL atlantic canadian provinces, Britain invades and annexes it, New England and US Fight on the same side in the revolutionary war, and New England becomes a country.
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"Ok, so I know we've enslaved the poor people for a while, like Russia was actually ahead of us when they got rid of their serf thing in the 80's or something like that. So, we're going to allow you folks the right to vote. By folks we mean the Manchu minority and by right to vote we mean the occasional election so as to not have you guys throw a fit.

Expect your lives to barely change!

Oh, by the way, you're welcome!"

- Random Chinese official to a bunch of Chinese farmers in the countryside following the establishment of the Presidency of the Chinese Empire, circa 1909.

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Don't think I've ever seen Norris as POTUS.
Me either. Norris, to me, is one of the most interesting figures in American history, but is rarely ever touch on in alternative history, at least I haven't found a TL yet where he becomes president, which is imo a shame and sorry for the late response though, it's been a long week.

Seems like the progressive Republicans take over the party in this scenario?
In the long run, yes, they're going to take over the party, but at the moment (1935) not quite, if anything the conservatives within the party are still more powerful, at the moment, due to the 1924 split, but they're rebuilding their strength within the party and their influence will soon be equal to the strength of the conservatives soon and with the failed coup, their numbers will start to skyrocket.

Basically, at the moment Norris has to rely on moderates to progressives within the Republican Party, members of the Al Smith's and FDR's Liberal Party, the Longist Union Party (soon to be taken over by Dixiecrats), and the few members of congress who still cling to the rotting corpse of the Progressive Party to pass things.

Does Norris use the emergency to push through nationwide unicameralism?
No, if anything with the business plot actually happening ITTL and with him and his family being held hostage for four days and with over 40,000+ people, along with members of Congress and members of his cabinet and his own VP (Theodore Roosevelt Jr.) dead, with some of them shot right in front of him in order for him to be "convinced" to stop TTL's New Deal and to become their puppet, once he finds out that it was businessmen, bankers, and just the wealthy in general who helped to orchestrate the failed coup, his old believe that it was bankers and the wealthy who brought the United States into World War One just for profit will become even more reinforced and he'll go after them to ensure that they'll never have the power to either take over or influence the government or to drag that nation into war again.

While I know this is not the answer you are looking for, he does abolish the electoral college during his second term, after seeing the United States become a five-party system though. Also, on a side note, prohibition still exists in 1940.
 
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Well then Fido got up off the floor an' he rolled over... an' he looked me straight in the eye... an you know what he said? "Once upon a time, somebody say to me..." This is a dog talking now. "What is your Conceptual Continuity? Well, I told him right then", Fido said... "It should be easy to see..."

"The crux of the biscuit is the apostrophe."

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Yes the third party is literally called the Third Party. Someone suggested the name and I think that's absolutely something Zappa would suggest.
 
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2020 United Pacific States Senate Elections
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The 2020 United Pacific States Senate elections were held on November 3, 2020 as part of the 2020 midterm elections. 10 of the 30 seats were contested in regular elections while one other in Arizona was contested in a special election due to the death of Senator John McCain in 2018. The winners were elected to six-year terms running from January 3, 2020, to January 3, 2026. Senate Progressives had eight seats up for election, while Senate Democrats had three seats up for election.

To maintain their majority in the chamber, Progressives could only afford a net loss of four seats in these elections. The Progressives had a 18-12 majority after the 2018 elections, but they gained a seat in Arizona in September 2018 after Steve Farley was appointed to fill the vacancy left by the deceased John McCain. One Democratic-held seat was open as a result of a retirement in Idaho. Although every Progressive incumbent ran for re-election, Progressives faced an extremely unfavorable map, defending 8 seats, of which 4 were in states won by Sarah Palin in the 2018 presidential election, and three of those where Palin had won by more than ten percent. Democrats, however, only had to defend 3 seats, none of which were in states won by Barack Obama in 2018.

The Democrats defeated Progressive incumbents in Alaska, Arizona, San Joaquin, and Shasta; and held the open seat in Idaho. In contrast, Progressives won zero Democratic-held seats but remained in the majority due to their party's Vice President's tie-breaking vote.

The results for this election cycle were part what was characterized as a "blue wave" election for the entire 2020 mid-term cycle; the Democrats had simultaneously seized control of the United Pacific States House of Representatives from the Progressives, gained a number of key seats in the state governorships, and gained ground in the state legislatures and the attorney general offices. 2020 marked the first election cycle since 2000 in which the Progressives held the Senate and Democrats held the House.
































Alaska- In this state the Democrats had targeted as a pickup opportunity, Lt. Governor Dan Sullivan narrowly defeated incumbent Senator Mark Begich as one of the 4 pickups the Democrats would make.
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Arizona- In the regularly scheduled senate election in Arizona, incumbent Senator Jeff Flake (one of only two Democratic Senators to run for reelection this cycle) defeated State Senator Katie Hobbs.
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Arizona (sp.)- In the Special Election in Arizona, former AZ Attorney General Grant Woods defeated the controversially appointed Senator Steve Farley in another of the Democrats' pickups of the night.
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Frontier- Despite being heavily targeted, incumbent Senator Mark Udall narrowly defeated State Senate President Dan Dockstader to become the only Progressive to win in a state won by Sarah Palin in 2018.
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Idaho- After narrowly making his way through a crowded primary, Businessman Tommy Ahlquist defeated A. J. Balukoff to hold this seat in what was seen as a major win for the Moderate wing of the Democratic Party.
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Oregon- Even though Oregon was originally targeted by the Democrats, by the end of the cycle, national Democrats largely abandoned their attempts, and incumbent Senator Jeff Merkley easily defeated former State House member Bruce Hanna.
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San Francisco- In the only Progressive seat not targeted by the Democrats, incumbent senator Kamala Harris won unopposed after her left-wing challenger Shahid Buttar was removed from the ballot for failure to file ballot petitions on time.
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San Joaquin- Despite polls showing an incredibly close race the entire cycle, Congressman Jeff Denham defeated incumbent Senator Ami Bera by a fairly wide margin in another pickup for the Democrats.
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Shasta- In what was seen as the Democrats' most likely pickup opportunity, former governor Ted Gaines defeated incumbent Senator Wesley Chesbro by double digits in the last pickup for the Democrats.
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South California- In another race where the Democrats targeted but fell short, incumbent Senator Hilda Solis defeated Congressman Steve Knight in the most populous state in the country.
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Utah- In the most Democratic state in the country, incumbent Senator Mike Lee defeated Salt Lake County Councilwoman Jenny Wilson.
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I'm Still Here - An Alternate Disney/Treasure Planet Timeline

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Treasure Planet
is a 2002 American animated science fantasy action-adventure film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures on November 27, 2002. The 43rd Disney animated feature film, it is a science fiction adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's 1883 adventure novel Treasure Island and was the first film to be released simultaneously in regular and IMAX theaters. It is at least the second retelling of the story in an outer space setting, following the 1987 Italian miniseries Treasure Island in Outer Space. It employs a novel technique of hand-drawn 2D traditional animation set atop 3D computer animation. With a budget of $140 million, it is currently the most expensive traditionally animated film ever made.

The film was co-written, co-produced and directed by Ron Clements and John Musker, who had pitched the concept for the film at the same time that they pitched another Disney animated feature, The Little Mermaid (1989). Treasure Planet features the voices of Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Brian Murray, David Hyde Pierce, Martin Short, Roscoe Lee Browne, Emma Thompson, Michael Wincott, Laurie Metcalf, and Patrick McGoohan (in his final film role). The musical score was composed by James Newton Howard, while a couple of songs were written and performed by John Rzeznik. The film performed incredibly well at the box office, costing $140 million to create while earning $100 million in the United States and Canada and just shy of $150 million worldwide, and received generally positive reviews from critics and audiences. It was nominated for Best Animated Feature at the 75th Academy Awards. It is the third Disney adaptation of the novel, following Treasure Island (1950) and Muppet Treasure Island (1996). In addition, Treasure Planet is Clement's and Musker's first non-musical film since The Great Mouse Detective (1986).

With the success of Treasure Planet, rumors abounded of a second movie, which was officially announced on February 12th, 2003, starring the same cast, with Willem Dafoe and Julia Stiles as newcomers to the series. Tommy Walter is the new music artist brought onto the series.
Yay! Success for my favorite underrated animated film.
 
Well then Fido got up off the floor an' he rolled over... an' he looked me straight in the eye... an you know what he said? "Once upon a time, somebody say to me..." This is a dog talking now. "What is your Conceptual Continuity? Well, I told him right then", Fido said... "It should be easy to see..."

"The crux of the biscuit is the apostrophe."

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Yes the third party is literally called the Third Party. Someone suggested the name and I think that's absolutely something Zappa would suggest.
Eh, I’d vote for him. Could you do a 88 or 92 election infoboxes with Zappa?
 
I'm Still Here - An Alternate Disney/Treasure Planet Timeline

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Treasure Planet
is a 2002 American animated science fantasy action-adventure film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures on November 27, 2002. The 43rd Disney animated feature film, it is a science fiction adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's 1883 adventure novel Treasure Island and was the first film to be released simultaneously in regular and IMAX theaters. It is at least the second retelling of the story in an outer space setting, following the 1987 Italian miniseries Treasure Island in Outer Space. It employs a novel technique of hand-drawn 2D traditional animation set atop 3D computer animation. With a budget of $140 million, it is currently the most expensive traditionally animated film ever made.

The film was co-written, co-produced and directed by Ron Clements and John Musker, who had pitched the concept for the film at the same time that they pitched another Disney animated feature, The Little Mermaid (1989). Treasure Planet features the voices of Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Brian Murray, David Hyde Pierce, Martin Short, Roscoe Lee Browne, Emma Thompson, Michael Wincott, Laurie Metcalf, and Patrick McGoohan (in his final film role). The musical score was composed by James Newton Howard, while a couple of songs were written and performed by John Rzeznik. The film performed incredibly well at the box office, costing $140 million to create while earning $100 million in the United States and Canada and just shy of $150 million worldwide, and received generally positive reviews from critics and audiences. It was nominated for Best Animated Feature at the 75th Academy Awards. It is the third Disney adaptation of the novel, following Treasure Island (1950) and Muppet Treasure Island (1996). In addition, Treasure Planet is Clement's and Musker's first non-musical film since The Great Mouse Detective (1986).

With the success of Treasure Planet, rumors abounded of a second movie, which was officially announced on February 12th, 2003, starring the same cast, with Willem Dafoe and Julia Stiles as newcomers to the series. Tommy Walter is the new music artist brought onto the series.
I like this already. Treasure Planet as part of the Disney Animated Canon? Would a Kingdom Hearts world be in the cards?
 
A Missed Hit for Bryce Harper

James Seltzer: Yooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo. This is the High Hopes Podcast and Jack? Jack, the Phils are leading the NL East.
Jack Fritz: Once there was a silly old ant…...James? Who let the Phils get hot?
JS: I think it was actually Genesis Cabrera.
JF: Yeah, who would have thought that nearly hitting Bryce in the head would really piss him off?
JS: Well, it certainly didn’t hurt that the Cubs absolutely destroyed the Braves.
High Hopes Podcast - “Once There Was a Silly Old Ant” - April 29, 2021

James Seltzer Yoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! This is another edition of the High Hopes Podcast and Jack, it’s been a hell of a week.

JF: Best team in baseball, baby! All it took was a 9 game winning streak which hasn’t happened since….

JS: I think a decade ago.

JF: It’s been awhile. Now, would I prefer that these weren’t all nail biters falling on Hector The Protector’s shoulders...yes. But, all that matters are wins and losses.

JS: I do want to give a shoutout to the Blue Jays and the Rockies for taking down the A’s and the Giants yesterday and making this possible.

JF: Well, the Phils beating the Brewers is what did it.

JS: So I’ve got to ask...how long can this go on for?

JF: Probably forever.
JS: *laughs*
High Hopes - “The Phils are the Best Team in Baseball” - May 6, 2021

High Hopes - “An 11 Game Streak is still Great” - May 10, 2021

High Hopes - “Joe Girardi Just Double Switched Again” - May 13, 2021

High Hopes - “Thank God the NL East is Awful” - May 17, 2021

High Hopes - “It’s not like the Marlins Can Beat Us Too, Right?” - May 23, 2021

High Hopes - “We’ll take a Marlins Split” - May 27, 2021

High Hopes - “They could have spread those 20 runs around the other games” - June 3, 2021

High Hopes - “Embarrassing the Nats.” - June 7, 2021

High Hopes - “Who in Their Right Mind Let the Phils Get Hot?” - June 10


High Hopes - “Who in Their Right Mind Let the Phils Get Hot? Part 2” - Jun 14

High Hopes - “This is fine.” - June 23

High Hopes - “We’re Still Ahead of the Mets” - Jul 8

High Hopes - “It’s nice to win on the road sometimes.” - Jul 12

High Hopes - “Got to love another Marlins Split” - Jul 17

High Hopes - “Losing a series to the Pirates is fine.” - August 2

High Hopes - "This Weekend, Let's Put the Mets Away" - August 5

High Hopes - "I Think the Mets Season is Over" - August 8

High Hopes - "Swept by the Bleeping Diamondbacks?" - August19

High Hopes - "It gets Easier From Here, right?" - August 23

High Hopes - "Keeping the Division Lead." September 2


High Hopes - "We can Stay Ahead of the Braves, right?"- September 11

High Hopes - “EMERGENCY FIRST WINNING SEASON IN A DECADE PODCAST" - September 18

High Hopes - “Please Just Win One Game Against the Braves” - September 26

High Hopes - "Of course it come down to the Marlins and Bohm's Big Toe" - Sept. 30


JS: "Why couldn't we have just beat the Braves one more time? After the season that Zach and Bryce put in the whole season was going to come down to Bohm's Big toe back in April and a bleeping rain delay game between the Braves and the Rockies."
JF: "Well, as the worlds biggest Rockies fan, I can definitively say that Alec Bohm was safe and if the Braves want to whine about it they're big babies."
High Hopes - "The Official Rockies Fan Podcast" - Oct. 3

High Hopes - “EMERGENCY WE’RE GOING TO THE PLAYOFFS PODCAST” - October 4

High Hopes - “Let’s Beat the Brewers” - October 6

High Hopes - “The National League Championship Preview Show” - October 12

High Hopes - “It was fun while it lasted “ - October 20

High Hopes - “Kicking Back During the World Series” - October 24

High Hopes - “ Getting to the National League Championship was Still Great!” - November 3

High Hopes - “We Got a Rays guy and Our Perfect Offseason “ - November 11

High Hopes - “We Got the MV3 and the Cy Young (And By We, We Mean Bryce Harper and Zach Wheeler” - November 22


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Context - NL MVP Bryce Harper was hit in the face with a 97 mph pitch at the end of April, and it took him about a month to get back to his usual self. There are 6 games I identified in that month where the Phillies lost by 1 run. If you tip those the other way, because Harper is perfectly healthy, and change no other games this forces the Braves into that rain delay game they got to skip at the ending of the season. The Braves were 2-4 against the Rockies this year, so I gave the Rockies the win and so the IOTL World Series champions don't make it to the playoffs by exactly 1 game. High Hopes is a Phillies Podcast, and I tweaked their episode titles from this year to reflect the change in the Phillies season. With the Phillies in the playoffs here, I figure that tips Zach Wheeler over the line for the Cy Young.
 
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The “Sacred Seven” are a group of nine institutions of Higher Education in the Republic of New England, considered the most prestigious and elite schools in the country.

Four of the Universities were chartered before the Independence of North American Colonies from British rule. Harvard, Yale and Brown all initially had different names, before being retired for wealthy benefactors. Dartmouth was named as such upon its founding. In 1793, members of St. Matthew’s Church in Halifax founded Seccombe College, named for a recently deceased church father. It would soon rise to prominence, largely because it was a center for Nova Scotians actually enthusiastic about Independence. In 1795 the Massachusetts Legislature charted Bowdoin College, the first College in the District of Maine. Finally in 1796, as relations with New York finally normalized, Vermont established Allen University in Burlington. Although the old four remained the most prestigious, Allen and Seccombe soon became recognized as the best schools in their state.

As each school retained a religious affiliation, although those would quickly weaken, they become known as the “Sacred Seven,” producing many luminaries of the Republic of New England. In 1857, Maine formally separated from Massachusetts, and Bowdoin was largely recognized as the top academic institution in Maine, although it remains the only member to never become a larger University. In 1866 the small State of St. John upgraded the Central School for Teachers into Central College, which by virtue of no other colleges existing on the island, became the most important learning center there. However Central University, the only public member of the Sacred Seven, would not really be considered as such until the 1970s, when tech money helped make it into a more prestigious university.

There remains considerable internal snobbery, particularly towards Central and Bowdoin but also from the Colonial Schools towards the post-independence ones. Of course Seccombe members would point out it is generally considered stronger than Dartmouth or Brown. However internal divisions are masked by the strong united front the schools provide for outsiders. The schools have their own academic research community and play isn’t their own sports league. A majority of National Governors and National Assembly speakers have come from one of the nine Sacred Seven.

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Two elections in one go this time! (Mostly because I didn't have much to say about 1929 and didn't want to wait to do 1933.)
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The 1929 Russian State Duma election was held on the 14th April 1929 to elect 671 seats to the Russian Republic’s legislature. The Socialist Revolutionary Party (SR) was running for re-election to a fourth term in government, and at this point was the only party in the Republic’s history to govern the country.

The election came after the SR had been wracked with considerable infighting during 1928. The NEP had begun to see diminishing returns, and Kerensky was growing unpopular with the public for industrialisation remaining slow. The figure who came through the ranks to challenge Kerensky for the leadership was Nikolai Konrdatiev, his Minister of Finance (the most senior economics position in the executive), who used his economics experience, which became known as economic cycle theory. This was a sort of proto-Keynesian theory of economic growth, but differed from it in that it did not really advocate for demand-side economics to counterbalance economic stagflation and that it suggested the cycles were fixed at around fifty years.

Like social credit theory, economic cycle theory is generally regarded as inaccurate by modern economists, but Kondratiev was a much-respected economist and intellectual, only 37 and, most importantly for voters and SR members, looked like he had a proper plan for industrialisation. Consequently, when the choice was between him and the flailing Kerensky, he won the leadership and became Minister-President easily, and by the time the election came in 1929 it looked like there was some degree of progress being made on his plans.

The 1929 election saw the four parties taking up most of the Duma’s seats in the 1921 and 1925 elections finally decay to three, as the Ukrainian Socialist Bloc finally faded away for good. Meanwhile, despite the bulk of the Bloc’s support going to the SR, the government actually lost seats as Cadet and the Bolsheviks combined to take over 300 seats for the first time ever, as Cadet benefitted from Vasily Maklakov promising a more rapid industrialisation than Kondratiev would commit to and Bukharin’s Bolsheviks pledging a more egalitarian form of the NEP. Even so, the disappearance of the Bloc naturally meant all three parties increased their voteshares.

Kondratiev’s position was secure for the time being, but it was clear to everyone that this was conditional on the SR implementing a successful industrialisation. Due to factors in world politics mostly beyond his control, this would be a task at which the SR were to fail miserably.

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The 1933 Russian State Duma election was held on the 16th April 1933, to elect 671 members to the Duma, the legislature of the Russian Republic. The Socialist Revolutionary (SR) government of Nikolai Kondratiev was running for re-election, having controlled the Russian legislature since the Revolution in 1917.

By this point, Kondratiev and the SR had become deeply unpopular. Within six months of the last election, the Wall Street Crash had severely damaged the world economy, and Konratiev declared in an address to the nation regarding the economic crisis in early 1930 that the crash proved his theory of economic cycles, urging them to have faith that he was the only one who could solve the crisis.

The Bolshevik leader Bukharin denounced it as ‘condescending elitist nonsense’ in the Duma, his party seizing upon leftist distrust of the SR and working to produce its own economic development plan that would incorporate infrastructure spending in contrast to the SR’s plan. Kondratiev did himself no favours by allowing the seizure of agricultural produce to help pay for industrialisation, which many rural labourers saw as a betrayal as poor areas started to suffer from famines.

Despite the Bolsheviks managing to accumulate interest among the left that had traditionally supported the SR, many moderate and conservative Russians distrusted the party, and Cadet capitalized upon this. The fairly conciliatory Vasily Maklakov stood down in 1930 in favour of the elder statesman Petr Levanidov. A former member of the Imperial Duma who had sat for Arkhangelsk (an impressive feat given its typical SR lean at the time) in every State Duma since 1921, Levanidov proposed a vaguer and more moderate plan for industrial development, as well as stressing his peasant background and advocating for the abolition of produce seizure.

With both leftists and peasants abandoning it, the SR was left with little chance of securing another plurality, let alone a majority, in the Duma. Cadet’s campaign stressed its perceived authoritarianism while the Bolsheviks took to nicknaming it the ‘Capitalist Reactionary Party’ to emphasize the betrayal of its principles they perceived it as having committed. Kondratiev took to having armed guards protect him during the election period for fear of assassination.

Perhaps the most striking part of the 1933 election, however, was that it saw the emergence of the far-right in Russia on a parliamentary level for the first time since the Revolution. Perhaps unsurprisingly, it was closely connected to a former Imperial party; from 1905 to 1917, the Union of the Russian People (URP) had been an ardently monarchist and nationalist group, with paramilitary anti-revolutionaries known as the Black Hundreds who had suppressed supporters of the 1905 revolution. In 1932, Nikolai Markov, who had been a leader of the URP in the Imperial period and had been underground since the 1917 Revolution, announced the re-foundation of the party to ‘unite the Republic’ (words many people felt to be hypocritical despite his historic Tsarism).

Since by this time the Fascists controlled Italy and the Nazis were well on their way to taking full control of Germany, many more bigoted Russians believed that fascism was the future, expressing fondness for closer ties with them due to the breakdown of relations with Britain and France in the 1920s (though Konratiev had worked hard to mend relations with the former once Ramsay MacDonald became PM in 1929, and relatively cordial relations between the two would continue until after the end of the Second World War).

The URP’s agenda was similar to the Italian Fascists and Nazis in terms of its imperialism, authoritarianism, irredentism, racism and anti-Semitism, but the crucial hindrance it faced was its arch-monarchist past. Anti-fascist Russians, particularly the Bolsheviks, denounced and even attacked URP members for being ‘traitors’ to the Republic and the Revolution, and all the major parties rejected the prospect of cooperating with the party in the Duma.

The 1933 election saw both one of the highest turnouts for a Russian election (81.4% of voters participated, an increase of over 13% from the 1929 election) and one of the most inconclusive and evenly-matched Dumas ever elected. Despite this, it was clear that the real losers were the SR, which suffered one of its worst results ever. The party not only lost its majority, but also its plurality, lost nearly 20% of the vote and almost half its seats, and even failed to come first in Konratiev’s home district of Kostroma. Cadet came first, winning the most seats in a Duma election for the first time since 1906 despite only a fairly small increase in its voteshare, and the Bolsheviks also enjoyed their best result ever at the time, coming a close third.

To put the public at ease, Levanidov declared he would seek to form a government with the support of the SR and Bolsheviks on ‘matters of consensus’ (in other words, to avoid his government falling on a vote of confidence), and after negotiations with Kondratiev and Bukharin the two agreed to vote to make him Minister-President to see off any attempt at a coup by the URP. Despite this coordination, URP members, with the full support of Markov, attempted to intervene in the vote by causing a paramilitary riot in Moscow, even breaking into the Moscow home of Leon Trotsky (who had been under house arrest since 1918) and murdering him. The attack was a huge shock to the Russian public, even among anti-socialists, and emboldened the movement to ban the URP; even before this ban was passed in 1934, several URP members were arrested and never sat in the Duma.

While the URP had been severely delegitimized by this fiasco, and the Duma duly voted to make Levanidov Minister-President, it was clear the Cadet government was under enormous pressure both from the parliamentary arithmetic and from the public at large. It is probably not surprising to learn that Levanidov would ultimately be the shortest-serving Minister-President of Russia.
 
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