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

No one seems to have done one of those 'politician from one country but in another country' infoboxes in quite a while, and since I found out 'marchais' translates to 'walked' the wordplay of this one appealed to me. :p

1655828196115.png

George Rene Lewis Walker was a British Labour Party politician and a major figure on the party’s left from the 1950s to the 1980s. He was born into a Roman Catholic family in Kent, and moved to London after the Second World War to join the Trades Union Congress (TUC). In 1951 he was elected at a by-election to Woolwich East, the seat which had become vacant after the death of former Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin.

Despite succeeding a major figure on the Labour right, Walker became well-known as an ally of the ‘Bevanite’ faction of the Labour Party, and due to its leader Aneurin Bevan’s declining health and Walker developing a respected record as an orator, he became a prominent spokesman for the faction. Satirists commonly joked during his initial emergence that the local Labour Party ‘got Bevin and Bevan mixed up’ when they nominated him for Parliament.

After Bevan’s death in 1960, Walker allied himself with Labour’s Deputy Leader Harold Wilson, and after Wilson became party leader in 1963 on the death of Hugh Gaitskell, he joined Wilson’s Shadow Cabinet. Throughout Wilson’s leadership, he and Walker shared cordial relations despite their political differences only growing during the 1960s and 70s, though Walker was only kept to fairly junior roles. Once Wilson resigned in 1976 and James Callaghan took over as party leader and Prime Minister, Walker left the Cabinet due to a much frostier relationship with the new leader (he had supported the leadership campaign of his left-wing opponent Michael Foot), and kept a fairly low profile during the remainder of Labour’s time in government.

He was elected Chairman of the Labour Party for the 1979-80 period, benefitting from the leftward shift of the membership, and again aided Foot in his second leadership campaign in the 1980 Labour leadership election. This time, Foot succeeded and Walker rejoined his Shadow Cabinet. Like Foot himself, Walker was lampooned by many as a left-wing extremist, particularly due to his public sympathies towards the USSR. Some figures even accused him of being a Soviet spy, though he strenuously denied this and little evidence to suggest he may have been has been found.

While Walker was comfortably elected for Woolwich East in every election he fought, he struggled more to hold the new Woolwich seat created in 1983 due to it containing more anti-Labour areas from the old Woolwich West constituency. Despite this, his divisive politics and the huge swing against Labour, he held the seat at both the 1983 and 1987 elections. With Labour’s move to the right after Neil Kinnock became leader, he never returned to the Shadow Cabinet.

After retiring from Parliament, he chose not to seek to become a member of the House of Lords due to his opposition to the chamber’s unelected nature, and was a vocal critic of Tony Blair and New Labour. In November 1997, seven months after Labour returned to power, Walker died.
 
Three Unrelated Family Guy infoboxes

These three infoboxes are kind of like a sequel to my Two Simpsons infoboxes I made last year.

Infobox #1: Brian Griffin stays dead
Brian Griffin is dead.png


This infobox is from a world where Brian Griffin stays dead after he is killed off in the 12th season episode "Life of Brian".
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Infobox #2: Lacey Chabert continues to voice Meg after Season 1

Lacey Chabert Meg.png


This infobox is from a world where despite her busy schedule and school life, Lacey Chabert continues to voice Meg Griffin after the first season of the show.
______________________________________________
Infobox #3: Meg Griffin voiced by Cree Summer

Cree Summer Meg.png

According to the DVD commentary on the season 1 DVD of the show "Drawn Together", Cree Summer claimed that she was offered to voice Meg, but was dismissed by the producers. This infobox is from a world where Summer is chosen to be Meg's voice actor and continues to voice her to this day.
 
Dhaarmik Raashtr (roughly “Rightious Nation”) is a proposed nation consisting of a state that unites all Hindus under its authority.

The concept was first articulated by Hindu thinkers in the mid-1800s, influenced by nationalist ideas floating over from Europe. The idea was initially largely theoretical, and also symbolic. Early Dhaarmik Raashtr advocates saw the nation is question as a set of unifying ideals for Hindus across national boundaries, rather than as an actual government. Dhaarmik Raashtr supporters were heavily involved in negotiating safe passage for pilgrims, temple upkeep, and efforts to keep the Ganges clean.

In the 1900s a shift began that saw the movement begin to expand on these ideas and move towards advocating for a truly united Hindu world. The 1934 Yanam Conference brought together representatives from across the world, and saw the designing of the flag still used by Dhaarmik Raashtr supporters to this day. However this would prove the high point for the ideal. There were serious disputes internally over what form of government the nation would have, republic, monarchy theocracy? The heterogeneous nature of Hinduism as harmed the movement, as differences in beliefs made it difficult to forge a national identity. Finally each nation saw itself as the dominant force of the Dhaarmik Raashtr. No serious efforts were ever made towards union, and Hindu nationalism today is generally splintered by country rather than seeking unification.

The concept of Dhaarmik Raashtr has also received criticism from outside the Hindu world. Critics note the large number of Muslims living in even majority Hindu areas, and wonder what status they would have in the nation, with similar questions emerging about Sikhs. Inversely there would also be many Hindus left out of the Union, both on the subcontinent and farther afield in places such as Bali. Finally there is the question of defining Hinduism. Proponents have tended to lump tribal groups into the Hindu umbrella, even as those tribes deny being Hindu.

Today, Dhaarmik Raashtr is largely a fringe movement. No elected party or clique anywhere supports a Hindu union. The largest contributions of the movement are the International Hindu Forum, the Temple Support Network, and the Holy Waters Cleaning Trust Fund.

Dhaarmik Raashtr is not to be confused with Hindivita, which seeks the union of Hindi speakers, or pan-desism which promotes cooperation and unity across sub-Himalaya.

You_Doodle_2022-06-22T00_13_14Z.png
 
Three Unrelated Family Guy infoboxes

These three infoboxes are kind of like a sequel to my Two Simpsons infoboxes I made last year.

Infobox #1: Brian Griffin stays dead
View attachment 752277

This infobox is from a world where Brian Griffin stays dead after he is killed off in the 12th season episode "Life of Brian".
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Infobox #2: Lacey Chabert continues to voice Meg after Season 1

View attachment 752279

This infobox is from a world where despite her busy schedule and school life, Lacey Chabert continues to voice Meg Griffin after the first season of the show.
______________________________________________
Infobox #3: Meg Griffin voiced by Cree Summer

View attachment 752286
According to the DVD commentary on the season 1 DVD of the show "Drawn Together", Cree Summer claimed that she was offered to voice Meg, but was dismissed by the producers. This infobox is from a world where Summer is chosen to be Meg's voice actor and continues to voice her to this day.
One of the biggest what ifs of all time
 
One of the biggest what ifs of all time
How are the three infoboxes I made about Family Guy the biggest "what ifs" of all time? Also, @kirbopher15 , I remember you saying that you were leaving this thread forever a little while ago after Calbear told you to knock it off with the stupid requests.


You know what forget this thread you guys seem more interested in politics then pop culture goodbye forever
 
1655902459932.png


I've been interested in the lore of Furherreich lately, and I decided to make a wikibox based on the 'Beer Hall Putsch' of our world. If any Furherreich fans know the proper lore or find issue with my post, lemme know and I can fix it.
 
n.bellok.de_wikibox_ (1).png

First wikibox I made, via the wikipedia battle box editor site that exists.

(The image is from Wikipedia of Midilli/SMS Breslau)

For more information about the battle, it is from the 1906 Naval Game.
First Battle of Benghazi

The Italian attack on Benghazi on 4 October was escorted by the two Re Umberto-class pre-dreadnoughts, a pair of aging protected cruisers, two modern destroyers, and four old destroyers. Their target was the only initial port which whose garrison would actually put up a fight on land, Benghazi. Against them was the strongest Ottoman naval opposition, two modern light cruisers and two torpedo gunboats, while a pair of torpedo boats were in the port itself. Though it had been sited by an Italian submarine the day before, this was not forwarded to the formation until well after contact had been made. As dawn broke, lookouts from both sides spotted the other formation. The Ottomans were northeast of the Italians. Knowing that the pre-dreadnoughts were the only real deterrent to the modern Ottoman cruisers, the Italians stayed together. The Ottoman cruisers engaged from 12,000 yards out, while the Italian battleships responded, but with a rate of fire of a half a round per minute and little in the way of fire control, the odds of a hit were low. Despite being some of the better in the service, the Ottoman gunners only scored a hit and another near miss, both on Re Umberto, knocking out a 6" mount. Wanting to preserve his force, the Ottoman commander kept his distance even as the Italians neared Benghazi. As darkness fell, both Ottoman squadrons moved in. Calabria briefly engaged the torpedo cruisers, while the old destroyers were kept busy by the two Ottoman torpedo boats. The light cruisers continued on until a lookout screamed a warning as the battleship Sardegna loomed out of the darkness to starboard. Both ships made emergency turns, while the battleship swung her guns and searchlights to bear. Things seemed like they could go very poorly for the Ottoman Empire's most powerful two warships, but then the battleship was rocked by an explosion. Though whether her commander or torpedo officer gave the order to fire is still debated, Seydi Ali Reis had loosed a 21" torpedo as she turned, striking the battleship amidships. The battleship's forward turret and secondaries still fired for a bit, but only scored one hit, a 6" shell hitting one of the Ottoman cruisers in the superstructure. Then, the stricken battleship went silent.

Umbria and a pair of destroyers tried to stop the Ottoman cruisers, but despite the poor gunnery of the latter they were overwhelmed, though not before Seyd Ali Reis was hit eleven times. One destroyer would sink, one was left drifting, and Umbria would be abandoned later as her fires grew out of control. The Ottomans sank two Italian transports and badly damaged a third before calls for aid from the torpedo gunboats and nervous lookouts spotting destroyers at a rate that would have the made Russian Kamchatka proud (there were in fact a handful returning after sinking both torpedo boats), as well as the appearance of Re Umberto caused them to pull back.

Earlier, the two Turgut Reis-class torpedo gunboats had peeled off to take the other flank of the Italians, but they soon ran into trouble in the form of the two Appennini-class Italian destroyers. Thinking they had the upper hand, the Ottomans engaged, but were in fact heavily outgunned, and soon both ships turned away. However, they were not fast enough to escape. One was torpedoed, and the other in a bad state when the two cruisers emerged from the darkness, causing the destroyers to scatter. The second gunboat was in bad condition, and it was decided to run her aground, where her crew and armament could reinforce the garrison. Once this was carried out, the two light cruisers made for the Straits.

Casualties:
Sunk
Italians: B 1 Re Umberto, CL 1 Umbria, DD 1 Nembo
Ottomans: TGB 2 Turgut Reis, TB 2 Akhisar

Damaged (1 turn repair)
Italians: DD 1 Artiligiere, 1 Appennini
Ottomans: CL 1 Uluç Ali Reis

2 Italian Transports sunk, 1 damaged. Benghazi landing aborted.
 
But who's that guy IOTL? I don't recognize him
Georges Marchais, he was a leading figure in the French Communist Party from the 1960s to the 1980s. Bit of a random choice, but as I said, the wordplay of anglicising his name was kinda entertaining to me and it kinda spiralled from there.
 
Don't know if this counts as a wikibox but here's a list of Daffy Duck cartoons (in universe with my Plucky Duck wikibox)
Niv76d2.png
Nice list, Hulkster. I do have a question to ask you though.

If Plucky appears in these cartoons as Daffy's son, will his mother Melissa Duck also appear and have a larger role in the Looney Tunes franchise?
 
Top