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Seems like the Irish mood towards Home Rule was less enthusiastic in the Edwardian era as is commonly thought though, as from the Wikipedia page of Erskine Childers
Interesting to hear. Having said that, those parties did very vocally advocate for Home Rule only to be constantly shut down though, so in that respect there's some truth in that wikibox I suppose. Not to mention at the time Childers was a Unionist so he might've been inclined to particularly emphasize hearing that.
 

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1984 United States presidential election


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The 1984 United States presidential election was the 50th quadrennial presidential election. It was held on Tuesday, November 6, 1984. Democratic former vice president Walter Mondale defeated Republican incumbent President Richard Lugar, winning 327 electoral votes and 53.1% of the national popular vote. It marked the second election in a row in which an incumbent president failed to win reelection.

Lugar, chosen in 1980 as the running mate for Ronald Reagan, ascended to the presidency upon Reagan's assassination in 1981. His presidency soon ran into trouble. His decision to elevate Secretary of State George H.W. Bush to the vice presidency was controversial with his Party's right-wing, and his handling of the 1981 PATCO Strike was largely criticized, especially after the Pan-Am Flight 182 disaster.

The election took place at the end of the Early 1980s recession, leading Lugar to reflect in his 1988 memoir that he had voting occurred "two months later" he would have been reelected as president.

Mondale comfortably won the 1984 Democratic primaries, fending off candidacies from Senators Gary Hart and John Glenn and Reverend Jesse Jackson. His running mate, Geraldine Ferraro, made history as the first woman chosen to serve on a major party's presidential ticket. She became the first woman Vice President of the United States in history. Though her nomination posed some challenges for the Mondale ticket, historians largely credit her candidacy with helping Mondale prevail in the gender gap, which proved decisive in securing Mondale's victory.

Mondale sought to position himself as a return to good government and international stability. In addition to criticizing Lugar on the PATCO Strike, he also emphasized the 1983 United States embassy bombing in Beirut and Lugar's mishandling of Able Archer 83 and his performance at the subsequent 1983 Vienna Conference with Soviet Leader Yuri Andropov as examples of Lugar being incapable of handling his responsibilities as president. These insinuations were supported in pop culture, including Joe Piscopo's portrayal of Lugar as aloof and prone to misspeaking on Saturday Night Live. In one memorable sketch, Piscopo portrayed Lugar dressed as Oliver Twist. He consumed both of his feet and then went to Vice President George H.W. Bush, asking, "Please, sir, can I have some more?"

The candidates participated in three nationally-televised debates. Mondale was routinely seen as the stronger debater, helping him to secure his victory.
 
Lodge pursues the war to its end and begins negotiating the establishment of an international organization, which quickly becomes controversial even within his own party. Lodge also faced controversy for his continued opposition to women's suffrage even as it passed Congress and was ratified. This leads to a primary challenge from Robert La Follette, who sweeps the expanded primaries thanks to progressive support, allowing him to take the nomination despite the party leadership opposing him uniformly. Meanwhile, on the Democratic side, Wilson, who considered running for a non-consecutive term after regretting his choice, becomes involved in lobbying for Lodge's League of Nations, and throws his weight behind his former Secretary of War, Lindley Garrison. Garrison is defeated despite this by Indiana Governor Samuel Ralston, a League opponent who is backed by the rising force that is the Klan, and by proxy, the vast rural Protestant conservative wing of the party. Ralston seizes on fears of Bolshevik socialism and labor agitation by tying both to the progressive La Follette, who did support relations with the new socialist Russia and the strikes that had disrupted the post-war economy. Ralston appeals to the many Republicans who favor strong anti-socialism and nativist policies. Ultimately La Follette is doomed by his radical left-wing views at a time of rising reactionary sentiment, and he is defeated outside of liberal and ethnic enclaves.
Damn, poor La Follette. Is the progressive wing doomed due to his bad result, or maybe Ted Roosevelt-allied and/or moderate progressives could have a shot (since they probably wouldn't support La Folette that much?) Interesting to see what 1924 and beyond would look like, especially if Great Depression eventually comes and isn't butterflied away.
REPUBLICAN NEW DEAL FTW
 
The Not-So American Century (an incipiently-ongoing series)

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Ireland, officially the Kingdom of Ireland and also known as Éire, is a county in north-western Europe consisting of the island of Ireland and certain smaller adjacent islands in the Atlantic Ocean. The capital is Dublin and the largest city is Belfast, both on the eastern side of the island. Around 2.1 million and 2.7 million of the country’s population of 29.8 million reside in the greater Dublin and Belfast areas, respectively. It is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, with the Celtic Sea to the south, St George's Channel to the south-east, and the Irish Sea to the east. It is a unitary constitutional monarchy, albeit with significant devolution to the island’s 32 counties and 2 metropolitan cities. The legislature, Parliament, consists of a lower house, the Commons, and an upper house, the Lords. The head of state is King Philip, who is represented in Ireland by his Lord Lieutenant, who serves a largely ceremonial role but retains some important powers and duties. The head of government is the Chief Secretary, who is elected by the Commons and appointed by the Lord Lieutenant. The Chief Secretary, in turn, appoints other government ministers.

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The first evidence of human presence in Ireland dates to around 33,000 years ago and the Irish Bronze Age proper begins around 2000 BC and ends with the arrival of the Iron Age of the Celtic Hallstatt culture, beginning about 600 BC. By the late 4th century AD Christianity had begun to gradually subsume or replace the earlier Celtic polytheism. The Norman invasion in 1169 resulted again in a partial conquest of the island and marked the beginning of more than 600 years of English political and military involvement in Ireland. Henry VIII of England declared himself King of Ireland in 1542 in an attempt to impose the Protestant faith over the objections of the local Hiberno-Norman elite.

England's attempts to either conquer or assimilate both the Hiberno-Norman lordships and the Gaelic territories into the Kingdom of Ireland provided the impetus for ongoing warfare, notable examples being the Desmond Rebellions and the Nine Years War. A division between a Protestant landholding minority and a dispossessed Catholic majority was intensified and conflict between them was to become a recurrent theme in Irish history. Domination of Ireland by the Protestant Ascendancy was reinforced after two periods of religious war, the Irish Confederate Wars in 1641-52 and the Williamite war in 1689–91. Political power thereafter rested almost exclusively in the hands of a minority Protestant Ascendancy, while Catholics and members of dissenting Protestant denominations suffered severe political and economic privations under the Penal Laws.

By the 18th century, the Anglo-Irish ruling class had come to see Ireland, not Britain, as their native country. A Parliamentary faction led by Henry Grattan led Ireland to legislative independence in 1783. This marked the beginning of a period of dominance by the Patriot Party, a Whiggish political party which entirely dominated Irish politics until 1914, firstly in competition with the Tories and, after 1812, virtually unopposed. Although opposition parties were never outlawed, they played little part in national or county politics.

The party rapidly fell from favour after the Curragh Mutiny in 1914, which saw the civilian government overthrown by a coalition of conservative military officers. There then followed a period of successive authoritarian governments, with the post of Chief Secretary being held by conservative military figures such as Sir Henry Wilson, Sir Hubert Gough, Sir Basil Brooke, Sir Terence O’Neill and Sir Augustus Spence, with a period of Catholic integralist government under Eoin O’Duffy (1931-40) and a brief period of democratic governance under James Dillon (1960-62). Despite this repressive rule, the country remained a key member of the British Empire and its economy began to soar, recording the fastest rise in average GDP per capita in the world between 1980 and 1990. Despite lacking natural resources, the nation rapidly developed based on international trade and economic globalisation, integrating itself within the world economy with export-oriented industrialisation. Ireland’s economy is dominated by so-called “national champions”: large industrial conglomerates run and controlled by politically-connected families, including such diversified industries as Guinness, Dockrell, and Odlums. Authoritarian rule ended in 1987 and the country is now considered among the most advanced democracies in the world, with a high level of press freedom.

Ireland is a regional power and a highly developed country and is ranked as the fifth-highest country on the Human Development Index (HDI) in the Europe region. Ireland has the third-highest life expectancy in the world. In recent years, the country has been facing an ageing population and has the lowest fertility rate in the world. Its economy ranks as the world's 26th-largest by nominal GDP. Its citizens enjoy one of the world's fastest Internet connection speeds and the densest high-speed railway network. The country is the world's ninth-largest exporter and ninth-largest importer and has made significant contributions to science, electronics industries and technology. Ireland has historically been renowned for its globally influential pop culture, particularly in literature, music and, most recently, in cinema, a phenomenon referred to as the Irish wave.
 
A world where the attempted coup d'etat of the Soviet Union in 1991 led to a wider civil war, which finished in the USSR exploding into 87 (eighty-seven) different independent states, a confederation of pseudo-independent Russian states and a few Soviet holdouts.
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There is no written lore to this beyond what's in the infobox, but I'm willing to make it up on the spot. This ended up being a way bigger undertaking than I imagined, and I don't consider this infobox "finished", it's missing the image, commanders, forces and casualties, but I don't think I'm capable of doing those well.

I do want to make more stuff like this, though. It's fun to do. Perhaps in a smaller scale :p
 
A world where the attempted coup d'etat of the Soviet Union in 1991 led to a wider civil war, which finished in the USSR exploding into 87 (eighty-seven) different independent states, a confederation of pseudo-independent Russian states and a few Soviet holdouts.
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There is no written lore to this beyond what's in the infobox, but I'm willing to make it up on the spot. This ended up being a way bigger undertaking than I imagined, and I don't consider this infobox "finished", it's missing the image, commanders, forces and casualties, but I don't think I'm capable of doing those well.

I do want to make more stuff like this, though. It's fun to do. Perhaps in a smaller scale :p
 
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One Term Wilson, Part 2
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Lodge pursues the war to its end and begins negotiating the establishment of an international organization, which quickly becomes controversial even within his own party. Lodge also faced controversy for his continued opposition to women's suffrage even as it passed Congress and was ratified. This leads to a primary challenge from Robert La Follette, who sweeps the expanded primaries thanks to progressive support, allowing him to take the nomination despite the party leadership opposing him uniformly. Meanwhile, on the Democratic side, Wilson, who considered running for a non-consecutive term after regretting his choice, becomes involved in lobbying for Lodge's League of Nations, and throws his weight behind his former Secretary of War, Lindley Garrison. Garrison is defeated despite this by Indiana Governor Samuel Ralston, a League opponent who is backed by the rising force that is the Klan, and by proxy, the vast rural Protestant conservative wing of the party. Ralston seizes on fears of Bolshevik socialism and labor agitation by tying both to the progressive La Follette, who did support relations with the new socialist Russia and the strikes that had disrupted the post-war economy. Ralston appeals to the many Republicans who favor strong anti-socialism and nativist policies. Ultimately La Follette is doomed by his radical left-wing views at a time of rising reactionary sentiment, and he is defeated outside of liberal and ethnic enclaves.
Man I sure hope Ralston doesn't die several months after he leaves office 🤞

I wonder if Josephus Daniels would've gotten any prominent role in Ralston's administration or later on.

Does 1920 see an anti-La Follette Republican ticket that numbers in the single digits, like Palmer in 1896?
Ireland is a regional power and a highly developed country and is ranked as the fifth-highest country on the Human Development Index (HDI) in the Europe region. Ireland has the third-highest life expectancy in the world. In recent years, the country has been facing an ageing population and has the lowest fertility rate in the world.
How are their relations with Spain and Portugal?
 
I wonder if Josephus Daniels would've gotten any prominent role in Ralston's administration or later on.
I was actually thinking about writing up Lodge and Ralston's cabinets, so watch for those.
Does 1920 see an anti-La Follette Republican ticket that numbers in the single digits, like Palmer in 1896?
I think once Lodge conceded and endorsed La Follette the prospects of this would be low, but there are plenty who endorse Ralston.
 
And here I am to shameless bandwagon off recent trends, here's my "Average election" wikibox for my home country from 1990 to 2004.
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I had so much fun with the last 'average UK election' wikibox (and people seemed to like it, thank you!) I figured I'd do the next period chronologically. (Also now I'm wondering where the 'Lloyd George and HIS OWN FAMILY' joke comes from?)
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