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The Sixth Party System: The Success of John B. Anderson
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Note: This was just something that popped into my head earlier today. I didn't put too much thought into how John B. Anderson wins the 1980 election. This was just something I thought would be interesting. I am also already aware that Paul's death date shows both 2019 and 2020. Mistake on my part, but the 2020 one is correct. I did my best to avoid any Current Political Figures, though if I got one, let me know.

Political Parties:
Democratic Party
(#1c3ffd) - The Legacy of Franklin Roosevelt and Lyndon Johnson. Democrats have moved to the political left thanks to the political leadership of Presidents Gore, Richards, and Brown. Democratic Socialist to social democrat, most of the conservatives in the party left for either the Republican or Liberal Party. Its political claim to fame as of the early 21st century is its progress on environmental and conservationist projects. It's strength is in the West Coast states, Hawaii, West Virginia, and the larger cities in the United States like New York, Pennsylvania, and Boston. They most recently ran the presidential ticket of Steve Beshear (D-KY)/Ralph Nader (D-CT).
Republican Party (#ff2d00) - The Legacy of Barry Goldwater and Ronald Reagan. Has moved increasingly farther to the right. Reagan loosing to Anderson would lead to him becoming a Senator from California, leading the Conservative charge in his party from 1983 until his resignation in 1994 with the diagnosis of his Alzheimer's disease. His conservative leadership would be taken up by Texas Representative Ron Paul. Most of the most conservative Democrats would join the Republican Party. Strongest support comes from the Great Plains, Midwest and Southern States. Most recent presidential ticket was George Bush (R-TX)/Jim Gilmore (R-VA)
Liberal Party (#ff0081) - The Legacy of the Dwight Eisenhower and George W. Romney. Born out of the Presidency of John B. Anderson, the Liberal Party would take the moderates of both parties. Though it originally was the home of Rockefeller Republicans, it would grow to include some of the slightly conservative branch of the Democratic Party. Claims to be the party of common sense and compromise. While one of the smallest parties in Congress, most bills do not get passed without some watering down/additions by the Liberal Party. The strongest support for the party comes from the New England States, New York, Delaware, Illinois, and Maryland. It also holds a hefty sway over the local politics of Kentucky and Texas. Its most recent presidential ticket was Christine Todd Whitman (L-NJ)/William Weld (L-MA).

Elections:
1980-1988: John B. Anderson (I/LR-IL)/Patrick Lucey (I/L-WI)
1980 def. Ronald Reagan (R-CA)/George H. Bush (R-TX), Jimmy Carter (D-GA)/Walter Mondale (D-MN)
1984 def. John Connally (R-TX)/Phil Crane (R-IL), John Glenn (D-OH)/Gary Hart (D-CO)
1988-1992: Patrick Lucey (L-WI)/Edward Brooke (L-MA)
1988 def. Harold Stassen (R-MN)/Paul Laxalt (R-NV), Michael Dukakis (D-MA)/Geraldine Ferraro (D-NY)
1992-2000: Al Gore (D-TN)/Richard Lamm (D-CO)
1992 def. Patrick Lucey (L-WI)/Edward Brooke (L-MA), George H. Bush (R-TX)/Pat Buchanan(R-VA)
1996 def. Pat Buchanan(R-VA)/Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Lowell Weicker
(L-CT)/Paul Simon (L-IL)
2001-2006: Ann Richards (D-TX)/Jerry Brown (D-CA)
2000 def. John McCain (R-AZ)/Newt Gingrich (R-GA), George Pataki (L-NY)/Scott Brown (L-MA)
2004 def.
Fred Thompson (R-TN)/Newt Gingrich (R-GA), Mike Castle (L-DE)/Dede Scozzafava (L-NY)
2006-2017: Jerry Brown (D-CA)/Peter DeFazio (D-OR)
2008 def. Newt Gingrich (R-GA)/Duncan L. Hunter (R-CA), Buddy Roemer (L-LA)/Fred Karger (L-CA)
2012 def.
Colin Powell (R-MD)/Elliott Abrams (R-NY), Ben Chandler (L-KY)/Joe Baca (L-CA)
2017-2020: Ron Paul (R-NH)/George Bush (R-TX)
2016 def. Peter DeFazio (D-OR)/Christine Gregoire (D-WA), John Barrow (L-GA)/Mike Michaud (L-ME)
2020: George Bush (R-TX)/vacant
2020-present: Christine Todd Whitman (L-NJ)/William Weld (L-MA)
2020 def. George Bush (R-TX)/Jim Gilmore (R-VA), Steve Beshear (D-KY)/Ralph Nader (D-CT)
How does Ron Paul end up being from NH? He was already a member of Congress from Texas before the POD of this. Great work none the less!
 
How does Ron Paul end up being from NH? He was already a member of Congress from Texas before the POD of this. Great work none the less!
George W. Bush is also from Texas, so one or the other had to change their official home state to make the party ticket work, since US election laws prevent parties from presenting presidential tickets with both candidates from the same state. Dick Cheney also had to do that in the OTL 2000 election, changing his home state from Texas to Wyoming
 
How does Ron Paul end up being from NH? He was already a member of Congress from Texas before the POD of this. Great work none the less!
George W. Bush is also from Texas, so one or the other had to change their official home state to make the party ticket work, since US election laws prevent parties from presenting presidential tickets with both candidates from the same state. Dick Cheney also had to do that in the OTL 2000 election, changing his home state from Texas to Wyoming
Essentially what LoneStarCowboy said. I only realized that both Paul and Bush were from Texas after I'd already made the infobox. My in-universe explaination is that the Free State Movement is more sucessful, prompting Paul to move to New Hampshire as the "leader" of the Free State Movement.
 
since US election laws prevent parties from presenting presidential tickets with both candidates from the same state.

Technically it doesn't. What it does is that it prevents presidential tickets where both candidates are from the same state from winning the electoral vote of said state.
 
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ETHNIC AND LANGUAGE GROUPS OF THE TSARDOM OF BULGARIA
Bulgaria is an extremely urbanised and ethnically diverse country. A plurality of the population are ethnic Bulgarians, which make up 38.5% of the population, and other major ethnic groups include Greeks (17%), Turks (16.9%), and Jews (12.1%). The majority of the population (c.63%) live in one of the three largest cities: Constantinople (15.9 million people), Salonika (3.1 million) and Sofia (1.5 million). Sofia, the empire’s political and royal capital, has traditionally been regarded as the ‘Bulgarian City’, with Bulgarians making up approximately 80% of the population. By contrast, Bulgarians make up only 17% of the population of Constantinople, and 22% of Salonika’s. Salonika and Constantinople – the country’s traditional economic and cultural centres – do not have a majority of any one ethnic group. Aside from Bulgarians, the largest ethnicities in Constantinople are Greeks (30%), Turks (24%), Armenians (14%), and Jews (10%). Jews, meanwhile, make up 47% of Salonika’s population.

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Despite the linguistic and ethnic diversity of the empire, political steps have been taken to pursue the teaching of Bulgarian as a common language. Although schooling is allowed to take place in the language of the local community, all teachers are required to be capable of a certain level of Bulgarian and Bulgarian-language teaching is compulsory. Similarly, the proceedings of the National Assembly and the criminal courts are required to take place in Bulgarian (although instant translation is available).

According to the 2023 census, 91% of the population speaks Bulgarian as either a first or second language. However, Greek is commonly regarded as the lingua franca in Constantinople, and Ladino in Salonika. In addition, Arabic, Turkish, and Ladino are used as the first languages of the Islamic and Jewish civil courts. Although there is only a small German-speaking population in Bulgaria, German is spoken by many as a second or third language owing to Bulgaria’s economic, cultural and political links with Germany and Austria.
 
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Joseph Stalin, the second leader of the Soviet Union, died on February 9, 1945 at Livadia Palace on the Crimean peninsula at the age of 66 after suffering a stroke. Stalin’s death has been seen by many as one of the most consequential events of the latter half of the Second World War, cited by historians as being directly responsible for the chaos that precipitated the brief but bloody Soviet Civil War in the spring of 1945 as well as delaying the end of the war in Europe and the Pacific by several months.

Stalin's health had been steadily declining throughout much of the war. He had been diagnosed by his doctors with both atherosclerosis and hypertension as a result of heavy smoking and the cascading stress of managing the Soviet Union during wartime. Much later, his surviving medical staff acknowledged that they made recommendations for Stalin to undertake a numerous of serious life adjustments to improve his health, but that these largely fell on deaf ears.

Stalin's last days are unusual that they were recorded in great detail as the Soviet Union was hosting what was expected to be the final wartime conference between the main Allied powers before the defeat of Germany. The extensive official histories are supplemented by the numerous contemporary accounts recorded by a number of prominent attendees in personal papers and diaries, many of which were not available to historians for several decades after the event.

The five preceding days of what became known as the Crimean Conference had already seen a number of significant agreements between the wartime allies that, if they had been implemented, would have impacted Western-Soviet relations for decades. The discussions between Stalin and Churchill over Polish sovereignty had been especially contentious, where much to Churchill’s surprise Roosevelt had largely acquiesced to Stalin’s territorial demands in eastern Poland. Roosevelt thought it necessary to placate Stalin by acceding to these demands in hopes of securing a firm commitment for the Soviets to enter the war against Japan. He would later remark to his daughter Anna that Soviet occupation of Poland was a fait accompli.

On the sixth day, after the three leaders had assembled at Roosevelt’s lodging in Livadia Palace for a friendly luncheon and posed for several official photos, they met privately in Roosevelt’s study. Ostensibly, the meeting is to discuss the Soviets entering the war against the Japanese, but once again the discussion turns to Poland. The discussion quickly turns heated as Churchill remains steadfast in his determination to protect the rights of the Poles as Stalin becomes more and more agitated. In the middle of what was later described as a voluminous and detailed rant about Poland having been used to funnel invading troops into Russia twice in the last 30 years, Stalin suddenly becomes disoriented and collapses to the floor. The palace erupts into pandemonium as there were no Soviet doctors accompanying Stalin. The physicians for FDR and Churchill, Admiral McIntire and Lord Moran respectively, are summoned and undertake a frantic effort to revive Stalin, without success. It would later be determined that he had been stricken with a massive stroke and had died almost instantly.

The initial Soviet response was paralysis. Several of Stalin’s NKVD bodyguards panic and flee the grounds of the palace, fearing that they’ll be blamed for Stalin’s death. One of Beria’s deputys, Sergei Kruglov, announces that the American and British delegations will be “detained” until the circumstances surrounded Stalin’s death are clarified. It’s nearly half a day before Beria and Zhadnov arrive at the palace and take command of the situation. After examinations by several Soviet doctors assure them that Stalin’s death was likely due to natural causes, the delegations are released and the conference comes to an unexpected end.


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Joseph Stalin, the second leader of the Soviet Union, died on February 9, 1945 at Livadia Palace on the Crimean peninsula at the age of 66 after suffering a stroke. Stalin’s death has been seen by many as one of the most consequential events of the latter half of the Second World War, cited by many as being directly responsible for the chaos that precipitated the brief but bloody Soviet Civil War in the spring of 1945 as well as delaying the end of the war in Europe and the Pacific by several months.

Stalin's health had been steadily declining throughout much of the war. He had been diagnosed by his doctors with both atherosclerosis and hypertension as a result of heavy smoking and the cascading stress of managing the Soviet Union during wartime. Much later, his surviving medical staff acknowledged that they made recommendations for Stalin to undertake a numerous of serious life adjustments to improve his health, but that these largely fell on deaf ears.

Stalin's last days are unusual that they were recorded in great detail as the Soviet Union was hosting what was expected to be the final wartime conference between the main Allied powers before the defeat of Germany. The extensive official histories are supplemented by the numerous contemporary accounts recorded by a number of prominent attendees in personal papers and diaries, many of which were not available to historians for several decades after the event.

The five preceding days of what became known as the Crimean Conference had already seen a number of significant agreements between the wartime allies that, if they had been implemented, would have impacted Western-Soviet relations for decades. The discussions between Stalin and Churchill over Polish sovereignty had been especially contentious, where much to Churchill’s surprise Roosevelt had largely acquiesced to Stalin’s territorial demands in eastern Poland. Roosevelt thought it necessary to placate Stalin by acceding to these demands in hopes of securing a firm commitment for the Soviets to enter the war against Japan and remarking to his daughter Anna that Soviet occupation of Poland was a fait accompli.

On the sixth day, after the three leaders had assembled at Roosevelt’s lodging in Livadia Palace for a friendly luncheon and posed for several official photos, they met privately in Roosevelt’s study. Ostensibly, the meeting is to discuss the Soviets entering the war against the Japanese, but once again the discussion turns to Poland. The discussion quickly turns heated as Churchill remains steadfast in his determination to protect the rights of the Poles as Stalin becomes more and more agitated. In the middle of what was later described as a voluminous and detailed rant about Poland having been used to funnel invading troops into Russia twice in the last 30 years, Stalin suddenly becomes disoriented and collapses to the floor. The palace erupts into pandemonium as there were no Soviet doctors accompanying Stalin. The physicians for FDR and Churchill, Admiral McIntire and Lord Moran respectively, are summoned and undertake a frantic effort to revive Stalin, without success. It would later be determined that he had been stricken with a massive stroke and had died almost instantly.

The initial Soviet response was paralysis. Several of Stalin’s NKVD bodyguards panic and flee the grounds of the palace, fearing that they’ll be blamed for Stalin’s death. One of Beria’s deputy’s, Sergei Kruglov, announces that the American and British delegations will be “detained” until the circumstances surrounded Stalin’s death are clarified It’s nearly half a day before Beria and Zhadnov arrive at the palace and take command of the situation. After examinations by several Soviet doctors assure them that Stalin’s death was likely due to natural causes, the delegations are released and the conference comes to an unexpected end.



This is extremely cool, I hope to hear more of this Timeline
 
Sorta inspired by Entertainment from 2020 ISOT'ed to 2000
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Joaquin Phoenix - Bruce Wayne / Batman
Gary Oldman - Detective James Gordon
Nia Long - Selina Kyle / Catwoman
Jeremy Irons - Alfred Pennyworth
Giancarlo Esposito - Lucius Fox
Julianne Moore - Ann Gordon
Bryce Dallas Howard - Barbara Gordon
Ed Harris - Commissioner Gillian B. Loeb
James Gandolfini - Mayor Oswald Cobblepot
Armie Hammer - Detective Harvey Bullock
Jennifer Connelly - Detective Sarah Essen
Jim Caviezel - Attorney Harvey Dent
Cress Williams - Jefferson Skeevers
Jena Malone - Holly Robinson
Henry Rollins - Lieutenant Howard Branden
Holt McCallany - Detective Arnold Flass
William Baldwin - Dr. Thomas Wayne
Meg Ryan - Martha Wayne
Richard Brake - Joe Chilton

(The story would be mostly based on Batman: Year One but would contain noticeable bits of Batman: Earth One, especially with the latters depections of Alfred, The Penguin, Harvey Bullock, and partially Jim Gordon and Catwoman. It would also take influence from The Dark Knight and The Batman.)

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The Beria-Molotov-Zdhanov Troika was the ruling triumvirate established in the immediate aftermath of Stalin's death at the Crimean Conference in February 1945. Initially, the group worked well together, seeking to follow Stalin's last known initiatives as closely as possible. Molotov worked tirelessly in an attempt to assuage the Western Allies that there would be no major changes in the war effort, but was hampered by Stalin having kept several decisions made at Yalta mostly to himself, which would necessitate further discussions with Churchill and Roosevelt. Zhdanov meanwhile initially took responsibility for overseeing operations at the front, as the Red Army's rapid advance across Poland in the Vistula-Oder offensive put them less than 100 miles from Berlin. After consulting with Zhukov and Konev at the Hitler's damaged Wolf's Lair command post in eastern Poland, Zhdanov proposed that the crossing of the Oder be delayed until German forces in Pomerania and Silesia were reduced and eliminate the threat to the exposed flanks of the Red Army. Beria forcefully objected, saying that Stalin's intent was to cross the Oder and continue on to Berlin at the earliest opportunity. Molotov and Zdhanov, fearful of Beria due to the ever present reach of the NKVD, deferred to Beria. The resulting offensive, codenamed Operation Thunderclap, was one of the most significant setbacks for the Red Army since the dark days of 1941.

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The Beria-Molotov-Zdhanov Troika was the ruling triumvirate established in the immediate aftermath of Stalin's death at the Crimean Conference in February 1945. Initially, the group worked well together, seeking to follow Stalin's last known initiatives as closely as possible. Molotov worked tirelessly in an attempt to assuage the Western Allies that there would be no major changes in the war effort, but was hampered by Stalin having kept several decisions made at Yalta mostly to himself, which would necessitate further discussions with Churchill and Roosevelt. Zhdanov meanwhile initially took responsibility for overseeing operations at the front, as the Red Army's rapid advance across Poland in the Vistula-Oder offensive put them less than 100 miles from Berlin. After consulting with Zhukov and Konev at the Hitler's damaged Wolf's Lair command post in eastern Poland, Zhdanov proposed that the crossing of the Oder be delayed until German forces in Pomerania and Silesia were reduced and eliminate the threat to the exposed flanks of the Red Army. Beria forcefully objected, saying that Stalin's intent was to cross the Oder and continue on to Berlin at the earliest opportunity. Molotov and Zdhanov, fearful of Beria due to the ever present reach of the NKVD, deferred to Beria. The resulting offensive, codenamed Operation Thunderclap, was one of the most significant setbacks for the Red Army since the dark days of 1941.
His death still says 1953
 
Here's a follow-up to the American Revolution one I did a while ago. I decided to do all the political leaders of America, using the French Heads of State as my template.
I give you, my magnum opus:
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The Beria-Molotov-Zdhanov Troika was the ruling triumvirate established in the immediate aftermath of Stalin's death at the Crimean Conference in February 1945. Initially, the group worked well together, seeking to follow Stalin's last known initiatives as closely as possible. Molotov worked tirelessly in an attempt to assuage the Western Allies that there would be no major changes in the war effort, but was hampered by Stalin having kept several decisions made at Yalta mostly to himself, which would necessitate further discussions with Churchill and Roosevelt. Zhdanov meanwhile initially took responsibility for overseeing operations at the front, as the Red Army's rapid advance across Poland in the Vistula-Oder offensive put them less than 100 miles from Berlin. After consulting with Zhukov and Konev at the Hitler's damaged Wolf's Lair command post in eastern Poland, Zhdanov proposed that the crossing of the Oder be delayed until German forces in Pomerania and Silesia were reduced and eliminate the threat to the exposed flanks of the Red Army. Beria forcefully objected, saying that Stalin's intent was to cross the Oder and continue on to Berlin at the earliest opportunity. Molotov and Zdhanov, fearful of Beria due to the ever present reach of the NKVD, deferred to Beria. The resulting offensive, codenamed Operation Thunderclap, was one of the most significant setbacks for the Red Army since the dark days of 1941.

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Methinks that Zhdanov and Molotov would be very hasty to eliminate Beria, but I see they both die later in the year so I'll just wait to see what happens next
 

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Here's a follow-up to the American Revolution one I did a while ago. I decided to do all the political leaders of America, using the French Heads of State as my template.
I give you, my magnum opus:
please enjoy
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I am at once intrigued, confused and horrified.
 
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Ethnic Groups of the Habsburg Empire

The Habsburg Empire has a great deal of ethnic diversity. The largest ethnic group, Germans, represents less than 20% of the population, and eight different ethnic groups have populations of over 10 million subjects. A further three have populations of over 1 million. Together these make up what is informally known as the 'major ethnicities' of the empire. With the exception of the Jews, each of the eleven major ethnicities of the empire are the demographic majority in at least one Crownland. In addition to these eleven major ethnicities, there exist substantial, albeit smaller, populations of Lithuanians, Albanians, Bulgarians, Romani, and Armenians, among others. The near-5% of the population who are non-resident foreign residents come from a variety of ethnic backgrounds, including from the nations of Africa, Asia, and the Americas, as well as elsewhere in Europe.

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Each of the eleven major ethnicities has a native language with the status of a “working language,” meaning that they can be used for government and legal business in any of the crownlands and in the imperial government. In practice, however, German has come to be the de facto language of the Empire as a whole. This has been encouraged by a wide range of factors, the most notable of which has been the use of German as the language of the military. According to a survey published in 2021, German is spoken by 20% of Habsburg subjects as their first language. Another 38% of subjects then stated that they had sufficient German skills to hold a conversation.
 
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