Which is pretty much what France became in OTL after the collapse of its monarchy.
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An infobox for Petsamo in the TL http://www.1940lafrancecontinue.org/ (France Fights On).
Germany postpones Operation Barbarossa until 1942 due to the Allied offensives in the Mediterranean. Hitler declares war on the US in 1941. The Finnish high command understands that Germany will lose the war and they refuse to participate in the invasion of the USSR. Finland remains neutral and keeps Petsamo, which becomes a corridor for trade with the outside world for both Finland and Sweden. In the postwar period, it becomes the country's window to the Arctic and an important port in the region.
@PauL62 pour la FTL
Hughes Beats Wilson: A Different 1916 and beyond
Chapter II: The President With Whiskers
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The 1920 Republican National Convention nominated President Charles Evans Hughes for President
and Governor Hiram Johnson for Vice President.
In 1920, America was still reeling from the end of a bloody World War I. President Charles Evans Hughes, a Republican, was credited for making peace in Europe.
However, Americans were deeply skeptical of applauding the American victory. They felt that they too much blood and money in WWI. Meanwhile, the nation was dealing with labor strikes and a staggering economy. Overseas there were wars and revolutions; at home there were strikes, riots and a growing fear of radicals and terrorists. Disillusionment was in the air. President Hughes had become increasingly unpopular. The economy was in a recession, the public was weary of war and reform, the Irish Catholic and German communities were outraged at his policies.
Following the return of former president Theodore Roosevelt to the Republican Party after the previous election, speculation quickly grew as to whether he would challenge Hughes for the Republican presidential nomination. Roosevelt's health declined seriously in 1918, however, and he died on January 6, 1919. There was some speculation that Hughes would not seek the nomination, but in early 1920, he announced he would accept the nomination. Vice President Charles W. Fairbanks died in 1918, and the delegates selected Hiram Johnson, the progressive Governor of California who was Theodore Roosevelt's running mate in 1912 and whose endorsement of Hughes in 1916 led to the Hughes's victory in the presidential election).
The Democratic National Convention nominated William McAdoo for President. McAdoo served as Secretary of the Treasury in the Wilson administration and was a leader of the Progressive movement. McAdoo voiced his support for such measures as injury compensation, unemployment insurance, and the eight-hour workday, while also expressing his support for the idea of permanent federal legislation in the labor sphere, especially concerning unemployment compensation and a minimum wage.
A committed Prohibition supporter, McAdoo's presidential bid was opposed by the New York state delegation and other Northern opponents of the banning of alcohol at the Democratic National Convention. Despite this, McAdoo easily won the nomination. The party selected Senator David I. Wash of Massachussetts to appease the North.
President Hughes and Secretary McAdoo made a whirlwind campaign that took them to rallies, train station speeches, and formal addresses, reaching audiences totalling a couple of millions. Mc Adoo's campaign spent some $4.1 million, nearly two times the money Hughes's campaign spent. McAdoo's campaign used national advertising in a major way. The theme was Harding's own progressive campaign.
On election night, November 2, 1920, commercial radio broadcast coverage of election returns for the first time. Announcers at KDKA-AM in Pittsburgh read telegraph ticker results over the air as they came in. This single station could be heard over most of the Eastern United States by the small percentage of the population that had radio receivers.
The total vote for 1920 was roughly 26,750,000, an increase of eight million from 1916. The great increase in the total number of votes is mainly attributable to the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which gave women the right to vote.
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Nearly two-thirds of the counties were carried by the Democrats. The distribution of the county vote accurately represents the overwhelming character of the majority vote. McAdoo received 54.1 percent of the total vote. The Republican share was 40.3 percent. The Republican Party was obviously still a significant opposition on national terms, even though Hughes won only four states.
I will write a critical response to it but well the Series isn't full of sunshines that's certainI have to wonder if there'll be any reviewers comparing it to Schindler's List? (Jokes aside, I'm curious what the critical consensus on this series would be if you've got any ideas on that front.)