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Martian Thanksgiving is a national holiday in the Martian colonies of various nations.

One of the main differences between Earth-based Thanksgivings and Martian-based Thanksgivings is culinary. Due to the high expense of many traditional Thanksgiving dishes, such as turkey and cranberry sauce, alternative dishes are prepared. Potatoes take center stage on the Martian Thanksgiving table. Mashed Potatoes, Stuffing made from Potatoes, and potato pie crust which was filled with either canned pumpkin or Martian grown blueberries. Speaking of blueberries, that is what is usually substituted over cranberries in the making of a sauce. To substitute the turkey, domestic pigeon, plant-based meat, or insects were used. Eggs also come from domestic pigeons and soy milk is used where necessary.

Unlike some of their Earth-based counterparts, the dates of Martian Thanksgiving are fixed to specific dates on the Martian calendar: Tula 11th, Scorpius 23th, and Scorpius 27th. This means that they are often out of sync with the Earth-based holiday.

The 2012 United States presidential election was the 57th quadrennial presidential election, held on Tuesday, November 6, 2012. The Republican ticket of former Illinois Governor Alan Schiro and North Carolina senator Edward C. Hartley defeated incumbent Democratic President Scott McKay and Vice President Frank Agnos. Schiro took office as the 45th president on January 20, 2013, becoming the first Italian American and third Roman Catholic (after John F. Kennedy and McKay) President of the United States. It was the first election since 1992 in which an incumbent President lost re-election, and the first since 1968 in which the winning candidate triumphed despite losing his home state.

McKay had alienated many members of his party by pursuing the 'First In Peace' Doctrine, which many Democrats considered isolationist, overly friendly to dictatorships, and poorly planned, as well as through a number of insulting comments he made in interviews and online, some of which were criticized as sexist, homophobic, and vulgar. Nevertheless, he was able to fend off primary challenges by retired General and University of Texas President Jack Jones and New York Congresswoman Karen Callahan. Schiro, who had been a frontrunner in the 2008 Republican primaries before bowing out to "focus on leading Illinois through this crisis", defeated five other Republican candidates, most notably Governor of Kentucky C. Harris Walker, by April. He selected Senator Hartley, a Vietnam War veteran and former astronaut, as his running mate.

Schiro ran a low-key campaign focused on economic policy, promising to balance the federal budget by reforming welfare policy; he also promised to take a tougher line on Russia and Jaysh al-Islam and to restore 'decency' to the White House in the wake of Schiro's gaffes and scandals. McKay promoted ambitious plans to implement universal healthcare, negotiate an international agreement to limit warming to 1.5º Celsius, and promote economic growth in the 'Rust Belt'; critics noted that many of these proposals had been pursued during McKay's first term and had failed in Congress.

Schiro led McKay narrowly in polls throughout the race, aside from a brief period after the Democratic National Convention in September, but his lead substantially narrowed in October after the Supreme Court upheld McKay's use of Section 1498 to authorize imports of drugs such as insulin. However, Schiro managed to win by a slightly larger margin than the polls suggested, which some analysts have attributed to 'the Callahan effect' of low turnout for McKay among women voters. Of the states McKay had won in 2008, Schiro won Alaska, Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, and Wisconsin, as well as Nebraska's 2nd congressional district.

McKay returned to politics in 2018 by announcing his candidacy for President in the 2020 election. As of May 2019, polls indicate that he is the leading Democratic candidate.
To Brutish Beasts: A History of the French First Republic
Is it better to be loved rather than feared, or feared rather than loved?
It might perhaps be answered that we should wish to be both,
but since love and fear can hardly exist together,
if we must choose between them,
it is far safer to be feared than loved.