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Next in my series. Here's Canada's next election.

Following his loss in the 2006 federal election, Preston Manning resigned as Reform leader, after an astonishing nearly 20 years on the job. The candidates to replace him were all former Cabinet ministers, including Stephen Harper, Stockwell Day, Diane Ablonczy, Chuck Strahl, Monte Solberg, and Deborah Grey. Though Harper had entered the campaign as the frontrunner, he lacked charisma and soon faltered on the campaign trail. Day, though more controversial then Harper, was also more charismatic then Harper, which by the time the votes were cast allowed him to win a narrow victory.

Day initially boosted Reform's fortunes in the polls, with some indicating that Reform would be on track for their first ever majority government. Unfortunately for Day, his honeymoon didn't last long and Reform soon dropped in the polls. Sensing the perfect conditions for a majority government, Frank McKenna pulled the plug on his own government and forced an election.

On Election Day, it was clear that the Liberals would win re-election thanks to multiple gaffes made by Day. Pundits wondered, however, whether or not the Liberals would win a minority or majority government.

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In the end, McKenna's Liberals won a majority government, bringing an end to the political instability that had plagued the country since the separation of Quebec. While Reform lost seats, so did the Progressive Conservatives under new leader Peter MacKay, who had been criticized for their continual support of the Liberal government. Though MacKay would stay on as PC leader, Day soon found himself forced out by a restless caucus.

Presidents of Quebec:
Jacques Parizeau (
Parti Quebecois) 1996-2001
Lucien Bouchard (
Parti Quebecois) 2001-2006
Louise Harel (Parti Quebecois) 2006-20XX

Prime Ministers of Quebec:
Lucien Bouchard (Parti Quebecois) 1996-2001
Pauline Marois (
Parti Quebecois) 2001-2004
Martin Cauchon (Liberal) 2004-20XX

Prime Ministers of Canada:
Jean Chretien (Liberal) 1993-1997
Brian Tobin (Liberal) 1997-1998

Joe Clark (Progressive Conservative) 1998-2001
Preston Manning (Reform) 2001-2006
Frank McKenna (Liberal) 2006-20XX

Independent Quebec!
Quebec presidential election 1996 and Quebec legislative election 1996
Canadian federal election 1998

Quebec presidential election 2001 and Quebec legislative election 2000
Canadian federal election 2001
Canadian federal election 2003
Quebec legislative election 2004
Canadian federal election 2004
Quebec legislative election 2005
Canadian federal election 2006
Quebec presidential election 2006

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As I've said before, I'm not fan of Frank, but neither am I a fan of Reform. Let's hope that the Tories can survive one more election and than recruit Brad Wall as leader.

Really awesome work Grit :D
 
As I've said before, I'm not fan of Frank, but neither am I a fan of Reform. Let's hope that the Tories can survive one more election and than recruit Brad Wall as leader.

Really awesome work Grit :D
That'd be awfully kind :D But hey, it's not impossible. If the Liberals absolutely implode, I imagine a big chuck of their supporters would prefer the PCs (or NDP) over Reform.
 
The Ionian Mutiny of 2124 - 2126 was the largest and most sustained armed insurgency against U.S. control since the Acidalian Revolution in the 2020s. Fought largely by rebel Minutemen sepoys, the Ionian Mutiny was a brutal, bloody affair. Human Ionians had long-chaffed under American rule, particular those from their two main religious groups: Hurbanezzerites and Kudirians. The Mutiny was lead by a trio of junior military officers--Warad Drill, Mulkishar Black and Harbuzzam Franklin--who'd been planning the rebellion since the mid-2110s. Nearly two-thirds of all sepoy units rose in May 2124 against the American governments. The Amasher, a long-persecuted religious minority, sided with the Americans, as did the xtlil aborigines. The rebellion lasted for nearly two years before it was finally put down and after hundreds of thousands of civilian deaths.

The suppression of the Ionian Mutiny was particularly brutal, with total civil deaths being estimated in the millions. Both sides used gas extensively during the conflict and participated in massacres of non-combatant civilians. A series of concentration camps operated by the Minutemen Special Missions Group and Major General Ayase Lindelof were responsible for the deaths of more than 300,000 Hurbanezzerite and Kudirian deaths. Amasher, xtlil and Doughboy death squads operated freely in rebel territory. The UN International Criminal Court considered criminal actions against many involved, though so far, no indictments or arrest warrants have been issued and no American has been publicaly disciplened for their part (it is believed by man that Lindelof, who would die in action during the course of the Mutiny, was executed by her own men under orders from her commanding officer, General Humphrey Coleman, now the Chief of Staff of the Minutemen).

The Ionian Mutiny and the resulting ethnic cleansing was the single largest act of genocide since the Holocaust. Because of the Mutiny, the U.S. Congress passed the Io Citizenship Readjustment Act and the Io First Nations Reserve Act in 2131. All xtlil First Nations reserves were abolished and all xtlil were granted U.S. citizenship, while most Ionians had their citizenship stripped. To this day, paramilitary death squads continue to operate on the frontier carrying out hits against prominent Ionian leaders

 
I can buy Ganymede being inhabitable, but even in real life radiation levels around Io are supposed to be directly lethal. Wouldn't this be even more so in a world where gas giants are sources of light and heat (i.e. brown dwarfs)?
If I was attempting to, in anyway, apply real world science to the universe. However, AJND is largely derived from hokey science and science fiction from the early 20th century, particularly the Planetary series of Stanley G. Weinbaum. It's also very atompunky, and thus, radiation is a good thing.
 
- A CONVENIENT TRUTH -
2004​
On August 22, 2001, Americans woke up expecting another normal day. What they recieved was anything but.

At 9:15 AM eastern time, a commercial airliner crashed into one of the World Trade Center towers that towered over the New York City skyline. People across the city and the nation were shocked, and so many questions were asked without answers to correspond. There were questions if it was merely a tragic accident, or if it was a deliberate attack on the US. The NYPD and fire departments acted quickly to get the people working inside the WTC tower out based on fears that the building was becoming structurally unstable very quickly. President Gore, at 9:30 AM eastern time, addressed the nation by giving his condolences to the families of the hundreds of people who were confirmed dead and "continued viligance" towards any possible threats if what happened was in fact deliberate.

President Gore was about to wrap up his finishing statements before Secret Service rushed him to his motorcade and took him to an undisclosed location. A plane was spotted to be dropping extremely fast from a high altitude right over DC, and it was unlikely that it would land safely. The reporters began to panic as the police stated that they needed to take "nessecary precautions" and immidately evacuate the area. Word spread fast about the impending disaster and chaos ensued in DC as all kinds of people attempted to leave. Unfortunately, they did not know fast enough, and when the plane crashed into the Pentagon, destroying over half of the building, and slid into the Potomac, there was mass panic. Two minutes later in New York, a third plane was used to crash into the second WTC tower, but President Gore asked Mayor Giulani to have the NYPD to evacuate the second tower minutes before, which meant that no workers from the second tower died. This put Americans beyond a doubt that there was a planned attack on the US that day.

President Gore made yet another address later that day, this time beyond reasonable doubt that there was a planned attack. He made a statement that called all Americans to bond together to help eachother overcome this tragedy and continue to build an even grater nation. He also hinted that there will be "clear and decisive consequences" for whoever was responsible for the 8/22 attacks. President Gore's approval rating shot above 80%, and he was commended by even the most conservative of Republicans for his decisive action in saving the thousands of people who could have been killed in the second tower. It was quickly discovered from the black box of the downed flight in the Potomac that destroyed the Pentagon that some passengers tried to act against the hijackers and make the plane crash further south in Virginia as opposed to the original destination of the White House. This tragedy ensured that the Gore administration and America as a whole would never be the same.

Investigations into the perpetrators of the 8/22 attacks were viligant and widespread. They quickly detirmined that the act of terrorism was not from an internal source, as all of the suspected hijackers were not residents of the US, but residents of various Middle Eastern countries. After deeper investigations into potential places that had unstable regimes, ranging from Somalia to Myanmar, it was discovered that the hijackers were tied to the terrorist group Al-Qaeda, headed by Osama bin Laden, based in Afghanistan. The longstanding Taliban government, which enforced sharia law, harbored the group Al-Qaeda. President Gore stated that some sort of action would be nessecary against the Afghan government if they refused to root out Al-Qaeda and hand over bin Laden to the US. Many Americans supported much more forceful moves against the Taliban and Al-Qaeda, but President Gore appeared to favor a more diplomatic approach at first. NATO stood behind President Gore's effort to put pressure on the Afghans to root out the terrorist organizations on their soil. Secretary of State Joe Biden and Secretary of Defense Colin Powell were major parts in this effort. The current government in Afghanistan was interested in making possible trades to ensure for the dissolution of Al-Qaeda, which included trade deals and arms trades. Biden and Gore were both clearly not interested in providing more extremists with weapons, and when they backed off from making deals, the US and NATO decided to take more decisive action.

Throughout the spring of 2002, the US supported rebels against the Taliban regime through arms and as well as humanitarian aid as well as taking covert action against Al-Qaeda operatives, specifically Osama bin Laden. Gore's plan was largely well recieved by Americans, while some Middle Eastern countries, such as Iran and Iraq, expressed extreme disapproval at what they perceived as mere meddling in their affairs. At this time, the covert operations were intended to be as secret as possible. One by one, Al-Qaeda outposts and officials were eliminated, but the mastermind remained elusive. Two nights before the midterm elections, official government sources announced that bin Laden was dead thanks to a strike in northern Afghanistan. Thanks to the massive spike in popularity for President Gore, the Democrats made major gains in both houses of Congress in the 2002 elections.

With a reinvigorated Congress and the threat of Al-Qaeda minimized, President Gore tried to make strides in domestic policy that were abruptly cut off by 8/22. Unfortunately, there was a budget deficit of about $50 million for the year of 2002 because of the conflict in Afghanistan, but the president stated that it was a nessecary roadblock that would not stop trying to reach President Clinton's goal of a debt free America by 2010. He continued investment in renewable energies, which was a big boost to the American economy, but detrimental to many Middle Eastern countries who heavily depended on oil exports. Some political scientists claim that this was the spark that would set off the Iraqi Civil War years later, while others maintain that Sadamm Hussein's leadership would have caused it regardless. Overall, President Gore's first term had its ups and downs, but overall went over well with the American people.

Because of this, the GOP knew that they faced an uphill battle looking to 2004. Senator John McCain, runner up in the 2000 primary season, positioned himself as a proponent of how Gore handled 8/22 and Afghanistan, but as a major opponent of Gore's domestic policy. This time, McCain appeared to represent the establishment wing of the party, with the more conservative elements as insurgents. The man who was the main representative of the more conservative elements of the GOP was Senator Sam Brownback of Kansas. He was willing to criticize the president's foreign policy by claiming true stability in the Middle East can only come when Saddam Hussein is no longer in power. In the Iowa caucus, Brownback made a somewhat surprising victory, but McCain won out in New Hampshire, South Carolina, and the next few contests before Brownback came back a few times, mostly in the Deep South and Plains regions. By Super Tuesday. Brownback's chances looked slim and he decided to drop out after a fairly poor performance during Super Tuesday. In a show of party unity, McCain chose Brownback as his running mate. Both of their acceptance speeches placed an emphasis on a return to common sense and limited government.

Gore and Shaheen were both polling fairly well against McCain/Brownback facing the upcoming election. How the administration handled the events surrounding 8/22 was widely popular, but the opposition was able to make some well placed jabs at his domestic policy. They made a point of him increasing spending, not being willing to cut taxes, and increasing regulation in the economy that restricted American enterprise and economic growth. McCain showed himself to be about matched even in debated with Gore, and many analysts were surprised by how matched and respectful the debates were. The single vice presidential debate was quite a bit more interesting, as both Shaheen and Brownback were much more ideologically charged and were less afraid to throw some harsher attacks towards the other. Both were well respected candidates, but in the end, an attack on his domestic policy when the economy was going strong could not get a victory for McCain on election night. Gore improved significantly from his margin in 2000, while barely increasing on his electoral margin. He flipped the states of Nevada, Missouri, and Ohio while McCain flipped the state of Florida. Surprisingly, the closest state in this election ended up being Colorado, which McCain won by just under a percent, and Flordia, which was won by around 1.5 percent. Virginia also trended significantly Democratic, while the rest of the south trended Republican, signifying a solidification of the pattern that had been occurring since Nixon implemented his Southern Strategy in 1968 and 1972.


President Gore promised to continue his current policies into his second term, and entered with a fairly high approval rating. However, he would face a number of domestic challenges, as well as have to grapple with some major issues that appear just on the horizon.
 
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Is 9/11 one of those things happens in every timeline because it's so central to the history of the last thirteen years that imagining a world without it is difficult?

Clinton/Gore were extremely tough on terrorism, one of the things the Bush admin slacked off on considerably their first year in office. A Gore presidency almost certainly butterflies 9/11 away.
 
Yeah, 9/11 just seems like one of those things that, unless the central premise of the TL is it not happening, will always happen in one way or another. Much like WWI.
 
Is 9/11 one of those things happens in every timeline because it's so central to the history of the last thirteen years that imagining a world without it is difficult?

Clinton/Gore were extremely tough on terrorism, one of the things the Bush admin slacked off on considerably their first year in office. A Gore presidency almost certainly butterflies 9/11 away.
I could have butterflied it, but wasn't it an operation years in the making? I find it hard to believe that they would go back on their plans unless something major happened to them.
 
-Moving Forward-

After both dominating their respective Primaries, Republican George Deukmejian and Democrat Tom Bradley got to work on their campaigns, Deukmejian calling out Bradley for allegedly being too Far Left, while Bradley criticized Deukmejian for not appearing at a Debate in late October, the polls tightened incredibly quickly, showing a virtual tie, Bradley decided to take a more McGovernesque campaign style, getting a more localized feel, it worked, giving Bradley a three point lead, but Deukmejian was quick to respond, bringing in President Reagen and a whole lot of Surrogates, though he quickly avoided using them when the '82 recession hit California, finally, a Debate was held on November 1st, Bradley was rated the winner narrowly, and won by a tiny amount, many of Deukmejian's staff advisers told him to not give up and demand recounts, but he didn't heed their advice, and gave his concession speech that night.






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Also Jerry Brown wins his Senate race, that'll come into play soon. ;)
 

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I could have butterflied it, but wasn't it an operation years in the making? I find it hard to believe that they would go back on their plans unless something major happened to them.
It's more than Gore would have taken a very hard line on terrorism from his first day in office, continuing the policies he & Clinton had used under the latter's administration. The Bush admin scaled back dramatically on such things after taking office, which is why even though we had practically all the information about the plot before hand it wasn't stopped in time, and why the response to such was so inept. I mean, part of the 9/11 plan involved assassinating Bush himself, and the only reason that failed is because the planners didn't get some last minute minor ticket they needed for clearance to the resort he was staying at :eek:
 
The Bosporus premier election of 2130 was the first one held after the bloody Ionian mutiny of 2124-2126 and was a major realigning election as the American Honor Party grew to prominence. The American Honor Party (AHP) was a long-standing third party, comprised entirely of Minutemen veterans. Since most states have various electoral fusion laws, Democratic and Republican candidates also often run on an AHP line. They occasionally run their own candidates and they occasionally win, but 2130 was the first major, commonwealth election they won.

Incumbent Republican premier Madeline O'Donnell ran for a second term, retaining Charlotte Anne Dubois as her running mate. O'Donnell had been largely criticized for her handling of the post-mutiny clean up. The Democrats nominated long-time union organizer and community activist Dontrelle Wallace, who'd narrowly lost the 2126 Democratic nomination to former Attorney General Jerry Perez. He selected Byzantium State Minority Leader Julia Ortega as his running mate in order to shore up the collapsing aborigine vote (Ortega had long fought for aborigine rights and was in a domestic partnership with an orc). The Honor Party, after having won several special elections in 2129 and shored up by aisle-crossing defections, nominated retired Lieutenant General Sean Redmond for premier and Commonwealth Representative (and Medal of Honor winner) Ray Fernandez for deputy premier. Redmond had commanded the 14th Armored Division and been the government commander during the Road to Omaha campaign of 2125.

Redmond easily cruised to victory over Wallace and O'Donnell, winning all seven states and all three territories. Redmond was supported by recently demobilized Minutemen veterans, orcs, Amasher and Christian Ionians and newly-enfranchised xtlil who remembered who'd disenfranchised them in the first place: the Democrats and Republicans. Redmond became the first Io premier to come from a third party. The Honor Party wove a large wave to supermajorities in both houses of the Bosporus, and also sweeping most state-wide elections in Bosporus and many other elections across the Io commonwealths. Despite the Honor Party's large victories, Democratic and Republican party bosses aren't too worried, though. It's simply a fad. With immigration picking up again ahead of Project AMBROSIA, the large uptick in the Honor Party support will be short lived as voters are swamped by new settlers who vote either D or R, not H.

 
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Next in my series. Here's Quebec's next legislative election.

Following her second loss, Pauline Marois had resigned as Parti Quebecois leader following Quebec's 2005 legislative election. The race to succeed her featured former Industry minister Francine Lalonde, former Justice minister Gilles Duceppe, former Finance minister Francois Legault, and former Education minister Andre Boisclair. As the race wore on, the race soon came down to Duceppe, seen as the choice of the party establishment, and Boisclair, seen as the up-and-comer who had managed to motivate the youth of the party. Boisclair, however, frequently created controversy, as opposed to Duceppe, who was seen as a stable hand. This, along with Duceppe's personal popularity, allowed him to win a second ballot victory over Boisclair.

The ADQ also went through a leadership race, when longtime leader Mario Dumont resigned to focus on running for president in 2011. To replace him, the party recruited former Montreal Chief of Police Jacques Duchesneau, who won a narrow victory over maverick MNA Maxime Bernier.

By the time Prime Minister Cauchon was forced to go to the polls, he was not only facing two new leaders in the form of Duceppe and Duchesneau, but a third in the form of Francoise David, whose party Quebec solidaire had increased their support in opinion polls dramatically.

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Thanks largely due to a controversial student strike, Cauchon's popularity had sunk during his last year in office. As a result, Duceppe was able to win a minority government. The PQ was prevented from winning a majority government by the increased support for both the ADQ and Quebec solidaire, who both saw their seat count increase. Cauchon, having been defeated, retired from politics following the election, and announced that he would not, as some speculated, run for president in 2011.

Presidents of Quebec:
Jacques Parizeau (
Parti Quebecois) 1996-2001
Lucien Bouchard (
Parti Quebecois) 2001-2006
Louise Harel (Parti Quebecois) 2006-20XX

Prime Ministers of Quebec:
Lucien Bouchard (Parti Quebecois) 1996-2001
Pauline Marois (
Parti Quebecois) 2001-2004
Martin Cauchon (Liberal) 2004-2009
Gilles Duceppe
(Parti Quebecois) 2009-20XX

Prime Ministers of Canada:
Jean Chretien (Liberal) 1993-1997
Brian Tobin (Liberal) 1997-1998

Joe Clark (Progressive Conservative) 1998-2001
Preston Manning (Reform) 2001-2006
Frank McKenna (Liberal) 2006-20XX


Independent Quebec!
Quebec presidential election 1996 and Quebec legislative election 1996
Canadian federal election 1998

Quebec presidential election 2001 and Quebec legislative election 2000
Canadian federal election 2001
Canadian federal election 2003
Quebec legislative election 2004
Canadian federal election 2004
Quebec legislative election 2005
Canadian federal election 2006
Quebec presidential election 2006
Canadian federal election 2008

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Lyndon LaRouche remains one of the most influential American political figures of the late 20th and early 21st century. LaRouche started as a far-left Marxist, before becoming more moderate in the 1960s, becoming a labor activist. In 1970, he stunned the political world by upsetting Senator Harry F. Byrd, Jr., in the 1970 Virginia Senate election. LaRouche would be reelected to nine more terms before his death in 2026. At the time of his death, he was the longest-serving U.S. Senator in history.

LaRouche was known for his support of government control over the economy, including controls of capital, exchange rates, currency, wages, prices. He was also a major supporter of massive public works projects, including NAWAPA (the North American Water and Power Alliance), the Columbia River Authority, the Great Southwest Nuclear Power System and the Amtrack Maglev Project. His technocratic beliefs have strongly influenced modern American political thought, as both major parties have widely adopted his views to some degree. LaRouche ran for President in 1972, 1976, 1980, 1992, 1996, 2000 and 2004, and was instrumental in helping California Governor Ronald Reagan wind the 1980 Democratic nomination. He was also one of the first major Columbianist figures.



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Jim Jones started the 1970s as a radical, post-racial street preacher. In 1976, during the Bicenntential, Jones had a vision of the archangels Columbia, Athena and Clio, inspiring Jones to write the Americana and start a new religion: Columbianism. Columbianism is a mixture of esoteric Freemasonry and deism, in which the Great Architect created the Universe and set the laws of physics into motion. The Great Architet has had little to do with the day to day operation of the Universe, instead leaving it to His host of angels, lead by Columbia.

Jones, in The Americana, wrote that the United States was founded to be God's kingdon on Earth. It's American exceptionalism written onto a religion. By the end of the 20th century, Columbianism had become a fast growing religion, and as of the early 22nd century, it has become the second largest religious denomination in the United States behind Free Catholicism. Jones is regarded as a Prophet by Columbianists and as one of the most important figures of the 20th century.

 
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