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

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>"moderate"

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Yes, not the most accurately named party. But it turns out parties in the US can basically name themselves whatever they want

"Independent" has often come to colloquially be seen as referring to someone who is roughly centrist and moderate in politics (despite high profile examples to the contrary in the present era), but George C. Wallace founded a segregationist party called the "American Independent Party" which has since then become a more generally paleoconservative party rather than explicitly segregationist party and has in recentish times had some people get confused and register with it when they intended to register as an independent instead

ITTL, the klan's "Moderate Party" is kind of like an even worse version of the American Independence Party in these regards, though with greater notoriety, it has fewer in the way of accidental registrations
 
The 1867 Confederate States presidential election in Alabama in Harry Turtledove's The Guns of the South


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The 1867 Confederate States presidential election in Alabama took place on November 5, 1867, as part of the 1867 Confederate States presidential election. State voters chose 11 representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Alabama would be won by the Patriot Party candidate Nathan Bedford Forrest, running with Louis Wigfall. The ticket defeated Confederate Party candidate Robert E. Lee, whose running mate was Albert Gallatin Brown. The Forrest-Wigfall ticket would win 56.8% of the popular vote against the Lee-Gallatin tickets 43.2%, a margin of 13.6%.
 
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Just an idea I had...

The Shadow President and Vice President serve as heads of state in the shadow government of the United States of America. Both are members of the legislative branch of government. The President being a member ex-offico of the House of Presidential Candidates. The Shadow President, however, is entitled to a seat on the U.S Supreme Court for life, regardless of whether or not a new Shadow President takes office. Conversely, the Shadow Vice President is entitled to a (largely honorific) permanent seat on the United States District Court of Abraham Lincoln, which hears all cases pertaining to civil war disputes between re-enactors and local property owners.

The Position was established following months of government haggling and the 1956 Constitutional Crisis thanks in part to a slate of Mississippi faithless electors that would not vote for President Walt Disney. As the election was close between Admiral John Crommellin and Disney, it came down to Mississippi picking a side. The electors remained unfaithful to either slate, in spite of the governor ordering a new slate of Pro-Crommellin electors in place of the unpledged slate. The Federal Government sued Mississippi for this action, alleging it violated the "wills of the people." The Supreme Court ruled against the Federal Government and mandated a solution to satisfy bitter losers. The result was the formation of the Shadow Presidency. President Crommelin decided to visit Illinois, but would be assasinated by radical members of the NAACP. (This splinter group was known as John Brown Underground).

Following Barry Goldwater's smashing defeat everywhere in 1960 but the deep south against President McCormack, riotous Dixiecrats threatened to secede from the Union unless concessions were made. As the President's coat-tails weren't as large as expecting to overcome a southern filibuster on civil rights legislation, The Compromise of 1962 was reached with both sides. In the next election, whoever lost the Presidency would be appointed as Shadow President. Former Presidential candidates that had lost their elections were reached out in order to reach a quota with the House of Former Presidential Nominees. (When there wasn't enough, former presidential candidates from major and minor parties were included to increase the size, with a quick renaming from Nominees to the more inclusive Candidates.)

One of the most controversial bones President McCormack threw his opponents was the inclusion of a Supreme Court Seat for the former Shadow President. He initially proposed it as a way to promote the Supreme Court and hit back against "monarchial" remarks that the "outdated" Court had a place in the mid 20th century. However, this has proved to wield significant power to the opposition within this country, including when Brown v. Board of Education was struck down in Stennis v. Ford (1973) thanks to the addition of failed 1968 Presidential Candidate turned Associate Justice Orville L. Hubbard to the bench, which provided the conservative majority needed to do so.


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Monuments inspired?
 
Hi everyone. Sorry to bother you, but I'm looking for a certain old infobox from a previous thread, on the Republic of Yuanhai, which was where due to Chinese exploration and colonization of East Africa, there is a republic in East Africa that has plenty of both Chinese and African people.

However, I cannot find it, and I was wondering if someone here could help me find the infobox for the Republic of Yuanhai.

If so I would immensely appreciate it.
 
My very first post on this site. Thought I would jump in the wikibox bandwagon by making my first infobox. This is what it would be like when JFK didn't get assassinated. Instead, he would pass away from natural causes at the age of 75.

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Hi everyone. Sorry to bother you, but I'm looking for a certain old infobox from a previous thread, on the Republic of Yuanhai, which was where due to Chinese exploration and colonization of East Africa, there is a republic in East Africa that has plenty of both Chinese and African people.

However, I cannot find it, and I was wondering if someone here could help me find the infobox for the Republic of Yuanhai.

If so I would immensely appreciate it.
Oh hey, that's my post! I still like the concept, but the execution could be improved upon quite a bit.
 
Oh, and I almost forgot! I was watching a video of Germany's alternate history and I thought I would show what Hitler and Himmler looked like if the Axis had won World War II. Note that Himmler remained as Reichsfuhrer-SS, Chief of German Police, and Reichsminister of the Interior until Hitler's death in 1963. Don't worry about the mistakes, I forgot to add them.

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My very first post on this site. Thought I would jump in the wikibox bandwagon by making my first infobox. This is what it would be like when JFK didn't get assassinated. Instead, he would pass away from natural causes at the age of 75.

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To late, JFK is known to have already been gravely ill even before he took office and it wasn't helping. Odds are good the Addisions will kill him by 1980 at the latest and there was some worry he might not have been able to run again in 1964 given how bad his overall health was.

Not to mention Jackie might easily decide she's had enough of the womanising and divorce (or at least seperate) once he's out of public office.
 
Well, to answer the question, in my universe, he did get re-elected for a second term in 1964 after surviving an assassination attempt in Dallas the previous year.
 
Well, to answer the question, in my universe, he did get re-elected for a second term in 1964 after surviving an assassination attempt in Dallas the previous year.
Still doesn't deal with the health issues and between civil rights and Vietnam (even if he pulls out it could still be messy) term 2 is likely to be even more stressful than the 1st one. He'll be a physical wreak by 1969 and unlikely to live another 20 years, and that's if he hasn't dropped dead or been forced into a 25th even before then.
 
To late, JFK is known to have already been gravely ill even before he took office and it wasn't helping. Odds are good the Addisions will kill him by 1980 at the latest and there was some worry he might not have been able to run again in 1964 given how bad his overall health was.

Not to mention Jackie might easily decide she's had enough of the womanising and divorce (or at least seperate) once he's out of public office.
Personally I doubt they’d divorce.
Still doesn't deal with the health issues and between civil rights and Vietnam (even if he pulls out it could still be messy) term 2 is likely to be even more stressful than the 1st one. He'll be a physical wreak by 1969 and unlikely to live another 20 years, and that's if he hasn't dropped dead or been forced into a 25th even before then.
I can see Kennedy making it through a second term, but I’d imagine he’d limp out of the White House and die sometime around ~1975-1980ish.
 
While going through the OTL map thread the other day, I found the (rather excellent) posts about the first few Irish elections, and this bit really got me thinking:
Immediately after Fianna Fáil took their seats in the Dail, they got up to Shenanigans. In August, they backed Labour's no confidence motion in the Cumann na nGaedheal minority government, and battle lines were drawn between parties in favour of the government and those against it. The Farmers and most of the Independents supported Cosgrave, while Labour's leader, Thomas Johnson, engaged the support of the National League and Fianna Fáil to put in place a Labour-National coalition with FF support. The day of the vote came. This was a POD. If the vote of no confidence passed, Ireland - Ireland- would have a Labour-led government.
I read that and was like ‘a POD, you say? A Labour-led government, you say?’ :p I suspect this POD has likely been looked into before, but I wanted to have a crack at it.

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The August 1927 motion of no confidence in the Executive Council brought down the Cosgrave government that had ruled Ireland since December 1922, and in his place the Leader of the Opposition, Labour’s Thomas Johnson, became the new President of the Executive Council. As one might expect, this was deeply controversial, not least considering this was the first ever peaceful transition of power in independent Ireland. Supporters of the government brought guns into the Dail in case they needed them in self-defence.

The newspapers may have screamed headlines like ‘SOCIALISTS WIN POWER IN IRELAND’ and ‘IRELAND GETS NEW REPUBLICAN-BACKED GOVERNMENT’ (since Johnson relied on the support of Fianna Fáil), but ironically Johnson instead followed the example of socialist parties in countries like Germany, Sweden and Britain by running an expeditionary and cautious government. It repealed the Public Safety Act that had introduced the death penalty, negotiated with dockworkers’ unions to increase their pay and produced increased spending to the provinces, but otherwise focused on trying to avoid alienating the public.

The 1928 election was held that March after de Valera withdrew support for the government when it made James McNeill, a moderate and pro-Treaty figure, the new Governor-General to succeed Tim Healy. Unfortunately for Fianna Fáil, Johnson’s government had given Labour new credibility with the public, and de Valera’s fixation over the details of the Treaty had started to narrow FF’s appeal by comparison. Voters were certainly still anti-British, but Labour seemed more able to handle this tactfully and balance it with agrarianism, something Johnson started to make a priority to strengthen the party. FF gained seats and remained in second place, but was at a greater distance from Cumann than the previous year.

Meanwhile, Cumann na nGaedheal had managed to galvanise support from conservative nationalists thanks to FF’s support for a Labour-led government disillusioning them. This allowed them to regain a few seats overall compared to the previous year, and W. T. Cosgrave convinced the independents, the National League and Farmers’ Party to support him for another term as President.

While Labour were still third, they had improved their voteshare and seat total from the previous year and established a record for themselves as an alternative government. Privately, Johnson was apparently elated even though he’d lost power, and Labour supporters were confident that they could eventually break through the pro- and anti-Treaty divide of politics for a true left-right divide. And speaking of the left-right divide, the far left had cause for celebration as James ‘Big Jim’ Larkin won a seat representing the pro-Comintern Irish Worker League (though he was barred from taking it due to bankruptcy and never actually entered the Dail, with Cumann winning the subsequent by-election).
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Edit: this felt naked without a map, though I've come up with a different way to map it- rather than the 'percentage of seats' one regular Wikipedia uses, I'm mapping it based on total voteshare per party.
 
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