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What's with the weird failed links to the Washoe people for the aircraft development facilities and the Second World War? Also, why does Nevada drive on the left instead of the right like the rest of the US?

Since I assume Las Vegas doesn't exist, I guess people will be going to Atlantic City for their gambling.
Bah, that's my mistake, the bad links. It was annoying because I could only use Wikipedia preview, and not save it.

I'll try better next time.
 
The 1988 Election in Kyokuverse

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A Kyokuverse TLDR:
- Limited Japanese colonization in the Vancouver Area
- Kyoku is the lower British Columbia area, more asian different cities and all that
- Space Exploration is a larger deal
- Pres Neil Armstrong and VP Cliff Finch in 1980 and 1984

the lore is being reworked from it's old days on the thread, so consider all the stuff on that old thread non-canon
Finch died in 1986. Why does he live longer here?
 
Here's an alternate infobox of the 2000 Canadian federal election. The POD for this is that Jean Charest stays on as PC leader in 1998, contesting the snap election. André Harvey, David Price, and Diane St-Jacques don't defect to the Liberals. The PCs do better, making gains in Ontario and the Atlantic, while losing Brandon—Souris to the Alliance. The Alliance does worse in Ontario, but does better in the West. A better PC result probably means that the Conservatives are divided for a bit longer than OTL.

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Quick one this time. Next up is Maryland! Here is a world where the USA sort of broke apart during Nullification and Maryland went it's own way in the chaos.

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Tree times Yury Luzhkov can became a Russian President

Scenario 1. A Heir of Yeltsin.

To 1996, position of the first president of Russia was VERY BAD. His electoral rating was around 3%. In January, Yeltsin suffered a heart attack - 5 in life. It was clear, that he can’t rule the country more. Luzhkov, a popular mayor of Moscow, and old Yeltsin’s comrade, has been chosen as his successor in the upcoming elections. Whith the help of the Oligarch Media, Luzhkov defeated a Communist leader Gennady Zyuganov, and took office as the second President of Russia.

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Scenario 2. Opposition Leader turns Premier turns President.

1999 was not 1996. The miracle that allowed Yeltsin to be re-elected to a second term in 1996 did not happen in 1999.The Unity party, formed for the new prime minister and obvious successor, Vladimir Putin, lost the elections to the State Duma, taking second place.

The election was a triumph for the Fatherland-All Russia party, led by veteran Soviet diplomat Yevgeny Primakov and Moscow Mayor Yury Luzhkov.They were left-wing populists who, while not calling for a return to socialism, were extremely critical to the privatization and “liberal reforms” of the 1990s.And now this tandem was speeding towards victory.

Even Yeltsin's resignation on New Year's Eve and Putin's appointment as acting president changed nothing.In the presidential elections in March 2000, Putin lost to Primakov. Luzhkov was appointed prime minister.

By the end of Primakov’s first term in 2004, it became clear that the real N1 in the Kremlin was Prime Minister Luzhkov. But ordinary citizens did not care much about this. The market economy is finally working as it should. Oil prices have increased. Russia was hit by a consumer boom (which began back in 1999 - Yeltsin’s last year, but who remembered that!).Therefore, when in the presidential elections in 2008 Luzhkov won 73% of the votes, a significant part of which was falsified, no one paid attention to this.

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Scenario 3. On the White Revolution wave.

Sudden death of the Russian Prime Minister and “National Leader” Vladimir Putin lead to a problems. In 2008 it was planned, that Putin will resigns as president only for 4 years - to circumvent the constitutional limitation on serving more than two CONSECUTIVE presidential terms. Putin would return in 2012, but now...

President Medvedev was not nearly as popular as Putin was. At first Kremlin tried to solve the problem traditionally - with falsifications. But ballot stuffing in the State Duma elections in December 2011 led to the largest protests in Moscow in the 21st century. Putin might have turned the situation in his favor. But Medvedev... decided to compromise with the protesters.

In the winter of 2012, the protest had its own presidential candidate. Suddenly, he became Yury Luzhkov, the former mayor of Moscow, whom Medvedev dismissed in 2010 with the mocking wording “due to loss of trust.” Since then, the former mayor has lived in London, and with the outbreak of protests he agreed to become a candidate in the elections from the united opposition.

Luzhkov was, to put it mildly, not a liberal. He was also a former member of United Russia. But he was popular enough to become a compromise alternative to Medvedev. In February 2012, the A Just Russia party nominated Luzhkov as its presidential candidate. The election campaign was very tough. But the results of the second round were clear. For the first time in Russian history, President changed in elections.

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[well, Luzhkov himself died in 2019, last OTL events mentioned was 12 years ago... I HOPE THIS WON'T BE CATEGORIZED AS 'CURRENT POLITICS']

A sequel of my that post. List of presidents of Russia in world, where Putin died in 2010, and Yury Luzhkov was elected President at the wave of 2011-2012 protests.

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Saw this infobox in a dream and had to make it:
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I don't know enough about US politics to say how we got here or what the effects would be, so more knowledgeable people than I can feel free to speculate.
 
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(The 1988 Elections in a world where (my fan canon version of) Peter Parker's Dad becomes Spider-Man as a young father instead of Peter, just kinda made this one for fun, also, idk why I made 2 '88 wikiboxes, weird that it's happened twice)​
 
I guess that this was from the Ehrlich version?
Also what were your plans for Greece in this version
Yep. This was from the version were Wilhelm Ehrlich replaced Hitler.
As to my plans for Greece in this version - Metaxas throws his lot in with the Axis after Great Britain surrenders in-order to secure Southern Macedonia and Western Turkey for Greece. After 1941 he proceeds to re-settle Greeks expelled from the Near East in the 1920s in these territories.
 
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The next installment in my Hamlinverse series showing elections in one of the countersecessionist states.


The 1863 Nickajack gubernatorial election, held on September 8, was the first gubernatorial election held in the state. Nickajack had been admitted as the 36th state in September 1862 after its countersecession from Tennessee, which had itself seceded from the United States to form the Confederate States of America. In the Tennessee secession convention vote of February 1861, 81% of the votes in East Tennessee were cast for anti-secession candidates and the assassination of president-elect Abraham Lincoln the following month only galvanized East Tennessee unionists. East Tennessee had begun its move towards statehood in May 1861, when delegates from all 33 counties of the Grand Division gathered for the Knoxville Convention. There, they voted to secede from Tennessee and establish a new state loyal to the federal government and seek admission into the union.

The constitution of the new state was largely similar to that of Tennessee and provided for biennial elections. President of the Convention and US Congressman T.A.R. Nelson was elected to serve as Acting Governor until elections could be held. The establishment of the new state provided an opportunity for politicians in East Tennessee. Separated from the rest of the state, they would no longer have to compete against candidates from Middle and West Tennessee for statewide positions. East Tennessee's two congressmen and Tennessee Senator Andrew Jackson stayed on in Washington to lobby for Nickajack statehood and for the administration to make opening a line of communication with the north through Confederate-held territory a priority.

By 1863, it had become clear that the Southron Revolt would be put down and it was safe enough to hold a general election and an election was called to be held in September. It was generally expected that Nelson would have no competition for the governorship. He ran as the choice of the Unionist Party, a broad alliance of supporters of the war effort. In the summer, a candidate emerged to oppose him. This was Horace Maynard, who served as one of Nickajack's three representatives in Congress. Maynard portrayed himself as an ally of the Hamlin administration and he criticized Nelson for being insufficiently zealous in rooting out pro-Confederate guerrillas in the state. Maynard went even further by openly endorsing abolition of slavery within the state. Essentially, Nelson was the choice of the status quo while Maynard was the choice of the radicals. Maynard remained in Washington throughout the entire campaign and his supporters in the state organized a Republican Party to coordinate their efforts.

The campaign was hard-fought, with orators criss-crossing the state in support of their candidates but, with the war on, the election was not on the forefront of the minds of most citizens of Nickajack. In late summer, a cavalry raid by John Hunt Morgan's Southron's devastated the state and caused the governor and legislature to temporarily evacuate the state capital of Knoxville. Nelson was seen as weak for being unable to stop the raid and he was ridiculed for his flight from the capital. Election day saw very low turnout and Maynard won with 55% of the vote.

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The 1865 Nickajack gubernatorial election was held on March 4 to elect the next governor of the state of Nickajack. In the 1863 election, congressman Horace Maynard unseated incumbent governor T.A.R. Nelson to grant the Republicans control of the state. However, turnout in the election was about 5% of the state's total population and Unionists and Democrats in the state were unconvinced by Maynard's victory, believing that his election was a fluke and that he and his party would be thrown out in an election held under normal circumstances. Further complicating matters was the outcome of the 1864 presidential election in the state, which was won handily by the National Union ticket of Hamlin and Douglas. Republicans claimed this was a vindication of their 1863 victory while Unionists and Democrats again argued that the results of another wartime election should not be taken as representative of the peacetime political leanings of the state.

In the runup to the 1865 election, three parties existed in Nickajack: the Republicans, Unionists, and Democrats. Horace Maynard led the Republicans into the election and was easily renominated. The crowning achievement of his administration was the abolition of slavery in summer 1864. Maynard also touted the contributions of Nickajack regiments in the final campaigns of the war. On the campaign trail, Maynard advocated for support for the state's freedmen and for the marginalization of Confederate sympathizers.

The Unionist Party continued to limp on in the state. It attracted the votes of former Whigs who saw the Republicans as too radical. The Unionist Party coalesced around Knoxville attorney Oliver Perry Temple, whose actions at the Knoxville Convention had secured the state's independence. Temple's campaign was focused primarily on economic development and he proposed a diversified economy for the state while encouraging industrial development.

Finally, the state's Democratic Party, weak in the Antebellum era and underground during the Southron Revolt, reemerged. The Democrats of Nickajack were split into two factions: the first was pro-union and proud of its actions during the Southron Revolt in forming Nickajack. The other wing of the party was pro-Southern and rather regretful of the state's formation. This wing sought to court the votes of former Confederates and Confederate sympathizers. As their candidate, the Democrats chose Albert Galiton Watkins, a US Congressman in the 1840s and 50s whose political career had faded away. Watkins was selected because he had been largely inactive during the Southron Revolt and was acceptable to unionist and secessionist Democrats both. Watkins's campaign was vaguely populistic but rather short on details of what he would do if elected.

A final candidate appeared in the form of Thomas Dickens Arnold. The sexagenarian's political career had begun when, as a drummer boy in the War of 1812, he witnessed then-General Andrew Jackson ordered a straggler court-martialed and shot. Arnold's subsequent career was motivated by his opposition to Jackson. He served in congress twice but was gerrymandered out both times by Jackson's allies. In the 1830s, he would survive an assassination attempt by a supporter of Governor Sam Houston. He would later be described as "one of the most erratic politicians ever produced by East Tennessee" but he had many friends in the state as a result of his unceasing support for Nickajack's creation at the Knoxville Convention. Arnold's independent campaign for governor was less policy-based and was centered primarily around personal support from voters for one of the state's founding fathers.

The election proved Nickajack's Republicans right. Governor Maynard won reelection with 44% of the vote, with the other three candidates splitting the remainder fairly evenly.

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The 1867 Nickajack gubernatorial election was held on March 5, 1867. Incumbent governor Horace Maynard remained popular in the state and coming into the election, the major question was whether he would go for another term. Being the first elected governor, norms were not yet set in the state's political culture, but the precedent of Tennessee, where several of its early governors had served three year terms, could be looked to.

In early 1867, Maynard signaled that he would seek a third term and he was easily renominated. Unlike in 1865, Maynard was firmly entrenched. In that earlier year, there was still concern that his election was a fluke and a product of a low turnout vote overshadowed by a Southron raid deep into the state. Republican victories in the 1865 state elections and 1866 congressional elections showed that the party had real popularity in the new state. Since 1865, the Republicans had begun to organize among freedmen voters. In no county did they make up more than 17% of the population, but they were a sizable percentage of the population of the state's third congressional district centered on Chattanooga.

Throughout the union, the Unionist Party declined after the Fall of Montgomery. It fared better in Nickajack than in most other states owing to the large pre-war Whig population and support from former Democrats unhappy with the perceived radicalism of the state's Republicans. Despite this support, it was in poor shape by the time the 1867 elections rolled around. The Unionists chose Dewitt Clinton Senter as their nominee for governor. Clinton had flitted between the Unionist and Republican organizations for several years, exemplifying the often nebulous party system of Nickajack in the 1860s. Indeed, Senter had gone as far as to support Maynard for governor in 1865. However, by 1867 he was a Unionist and in his campaign he endorsed amnesty for former Confederates and for allowing them to vote.

By 1867, several years having passed since the cessation of hostilities, relations between unionists and secessionists were beginning to be repaired. The Democrats chose to nominate James G. Spears, a delegate to the Knoxville Convention described as "hot-headed, impulsive, and obstinate" in his support for countersecession. After the convention, Spears went on to a military career. He was accused of being a tyrant by his men and as an incompetent by his superiors but he remained in command and was even present during Albert Sidney Johnson's surrender at Montgomery in October, 1864. Despite his wartime zeal, Spears became an opponent of the Maynard administration at home and the Hamlin administration in Washington for the raft of amendments pushed through at the revolt's end. In a bizarre twist, Spears, the only candidate who had actually served in the federal army during the Southron Revolt, was the candidate of choice for Southron veterans.

The winner of the election was Horace Maynard. By 1867, he had shaped the Republicans in Nickajack into a formidible organization capable of turning out to win elections. The Unionist Party continued to slip and ended up a distant third in the vote total. Senter won only the votes of McMinn County, where he was born. This would be the last state election contested by the Unionists as the formation of the National Union Party of 1868 would reshape the political landscape of Nickajack.

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The 1869 Nickajack gubernatorial election was held on March 9, 1869. Governor Maynard declined to run for a fourth term. After over half a decade in office, he had shaped the Republican Party in the state in his image. It was firmly aligned with the national Republicans and had begun to organize freedmen into a political machine in the south of the state. The governor had considerable personal support in the state at large and within the party where he was seen as the "Father of the Nickajack Republican Party" The Republican convention in Knoxville was a raucous affair and governor Maynard's choice, Parson Brownlow, was nominated. Like most of Nickajack's early leaders, Brownlow had served as a delegate to the Knoxville Convention but prior to that, he had been a pugnacious editor for a pro-Whig newspaper in that same city. An ardent supporter of slavery in the 1850s who had once nearly debated Frederick Douglass on that issue, Brownlow had been converted to a radical during the runup to the Southron Revolt. Brownlow proposed breaking up plantations and establishing a state guard to defend freedmen voters from harassment.

The fragile party system of the mid-1860s had broken down between 1867 and 1869 in Nickajack. The Democrats split in two, with one faction loyal to Stephen Douglas forming the National Union Party and another, loyal to Alexander Long and the Regular Democratic Convention in New York, remaining under the Democratic label. In Nickajack, the National Union saw an influx of Unionists, headed by longtime Senator Andrew Johnson to its ranks. The Democrats remained as a rump, opposed to the expansion of the rights of freedmen. Andrew Johnson was the choice of the National Unionists. Johnson supported the rights of freedmen but was willing to court the votes of Confederates to win.

The rump Democrats chose David M. Key. Key had once been a protege of Andrew Johnson, but the two gradually drifted apart. His actions, or lack thereof, during the Southron Revolt were important. Rather than serve at the Knoxville Convention and in the federal army, as the previous Democratic nominee in 1867 had, Key had once been appointed to greet Jefferson Davis on behalf of the secessionists of Chattanooga. In the ensuing war, he became a private citizen. By the end of the decade, he had resurfaced and entered the political arena. Key was chosen not for his actions, but largely because he was seen as a respectable face on a party made up of former secessionists and their allies.

Parson Brownlow's perceived radicalism hurt him during the campaign. Horace Maynard may have been a radical, but he was the man that brought Nickajack through the Southron Revolt and he was rewarded for that by the voters. Brownlow had none of those sentimental associations among Nickajack's populace and he suffered because of it. On the other hand, Andrew Johnson was seen as one of the fathers of the state because of his lobbying for Nickajack statehood in 1861 and 1862. His policies were seen as safe and so he won election. David Key and the Democrats saw a resurgence and though he came third in the popular vote for governor, his party gained a number of seats in the legislature that made them a force to be reckoned with.

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POD: Assassination of Abraham Lincoln, Abraham Lincoln, and Frederick Street Massacre
First Southron Revolt: The Bristol Expedition
First Southron Revolt: Trans-Sabine Theater
First Southron Revolt: Battle of Montgomery
First Southron Revolt: Countersecession
1864 US election: National Union and Radical conventions
1864 US election: Democratic and Constitutional Union conventions
1865, 1867, 1869 Jackson gubernatorial elections
1866 Steuben gubernatorial election
Blue Custer stamp (1899-1905)
Alaskan Revolution (1907-1908)
James Aggrey, US Representative (1875-1935)
 
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Next up is Nevada. I struggled with this one so thanks to @Mechadogzilla . Basically, what if NV never became a state but remained a territory?

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I honestly think in this scenario you'd have the Arizona and Utah expansions not happening in the first place, while California outright succeeds in tearing out Pautah County from Nevada. The areas that contain Las Vegas and Reno/Sparks/Carson City are too valuable to be left with a territory.
 
I honestly think in this scenario you'd have the Arizona and Utah expansions not happening in the first place, while California outright succeeds in tearing out Pautah County from Nevada. The areas that contain Las Vegas and Reno/Sparks/Carson City are too valuable to be left with a territory.
Probably yeah, but altering maps is a bit annoying.
 
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