Alternate Wikipedia Infoboxes VII (Do Not Post Current Politics or Political Figures Here)

Our David Who Slew Goliath - Dewey '44

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
From Ivanhoe's Dark Brotherhood to Capulet's Continentals






Had posted the first part previously, but here's the whole thing. Some elements are taken from Alan Moore's canon (such as Prospero), others from trivia about the 2003 movie (such as Ivanhoe's league) but most of the plot is my own creation (their missions and some characters, like adding Juliet).​


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If I continue this it would count as current politics, yes?
It probably depends on which politicians you use in your next infoboxes. The mid-late 2000s and early 2010s are the transition period between the old politics of yesteryear and the modern politics of today after all.

I wonder what happened to the British Royal Family in this scenario. Are they all dead or did they escape into exile in Canada or something?
King Edward VII and Prince of Wales die during the fighting. Queen Alexandra is in Australia.
King Edward VII died in 1910, seven years before the British Civil War. George V would've been king at the time. Would George V be killed in the fighting or would he be in exile?

I could see the elderly Queen consort Alexandra in exile in Australia for the last few years of her life.
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The 1912 United States presidential election was held on November 5, 1912. Democratic Governor Thomas Marshall of Indiana defeated President Philander Knox of Pennsylvania in a close and somewhat controversial election.

President Knox's term had somewhat rocky. The economic situation he had inherited was not good, and showed little sign of abatement. He dialed back the more interventionist policies President Lewis had attempted to pursue late in his term, and the main thrust of Knox's economic policy was to follow the Republican line on protective tariffs. This only had the effect of lessening global trade, which kept the economy from improving; as such, Knox's approval rating, from what little polling was available at the time, seems to have been mixed.

By the time the election was approaching, people were find Knox's administration somewhat stagnant. He had offered no real ideas or proposals on a domestic policy and had mostly focused on foreign policy, fruitlessly attempting to promote US trade (he was hampered primarily by the aforementioned Payne-Aldrich tariff, as even free-trade-leaning states were leery of agreeing to this without reciprocity). His presidency once again brought back the progressive/conservative split among the Republicans, and he faced a serious challenge from renomination from Robert M. LaFollette, a Wisconsin governor-turned-senator who was increasingly filling the role of progressive Republican leader now that Theodore Roosevelt was out of office, having lost reelection as New York governor in 1910 to former Vice-President Alton B. Parker. Despite this, Knox's relatively moderate status among progressives, threats to remove Vice-President Evans from the ticket, and incumbency was sufficient for him to win renomination.

The Democrats, for their part, were equally severely divided. The party was sagged with being branded as the party of economic calamity, and the conservative/progressive rift was just as deep as it was for the Republicans. The conservatives, in theory, went into the 1912 convention with an advantage, as it was a progressive who had presided over the 1907 panic. But the progressives pointed to the Knox administration, saying the conservatives would do almost the same and were essentially just Knox men who were too proud to be Republicans, and claiming that their blocking of Lewis four years earlier and insistence on nominating the conservative Judson Harmon had led to a larger defeat in 1908 than could have otherwise have occurred. Several inconclusive ballots raged between conservative Connecticut Governor Simeon Baldwin and progressive Indiana Governor Thomas Marshall, battling over control of the party. In the end, the progressives succeeded in mounting one final success, pushing out Baldwin and nominating Marshall for president, having gained the support of southern (and some moderate conservative) delegates by promising to nominate the conservative West Virginia congressman John W. Davis for vice-president.

The election soon proved to a be a doggedly close one. Knox's lack of any notable achievements was contrasted against constant reminders of who had been in office in October of 1907. The Socialist candidate, Eugene Debs, ended up finding much support, as a significant contingent of voters too distrustful of Democrats who also found Knox too conservative emerged, and powered him to 6% of the vote. Meanwhile, President Knox was perceived as narrowly ahead, until days before the election a stray comment of his, not intended for publication, was printed in several newspapers: a minor comment about the difficulty he was having negotiating a free trade agreement with France, and expressing frustrations about the inflexibility caused by the tariffs and the denial of the US's rightful place among the powers. As Knox struggled to deal with the fallout of this quote, in much of the country this had little effect, but in the West and Midwest it had a disproportionate effect. The latter was extremely isolationist, especially in the aftermath of the First World War, and the latter was even more isolationist and fiercely pro-tariff. Both in general, but the Midwest in particular, suffered a powerful, unexpected swing against Knox, that led that, despite President Knox winning a 0.6% margin in the popular vote, allowed to Marshall to carry several typically Republican states and win an unexpected victory with 276 electoral votes.