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  1. Jay Roosevelt Quasi-Cardassian Totalitarian

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    President Castro's administration gets off to a rough start as the economy enters into a recession in the fall of '21. While nowhere near the level of the 2008 recession, it's enough to cost the democrats the Senate - not to mention their best shot at the House in a decade - in the 2022 mid-terms.

    Making matters worse is the brewing civil war in Pakistan. Concerned that terrorist groups - not to mention the fundamentalist Islamic faction on one side of the war - might get their hands on the country's nuclear weapons, Castro seeks international help from both the Russians and the Chinese, but the plan backfires when Russia seizes a key Pakistani military base thought to contain nuclear weapons. China begins to view Russia as a threat as a result and despite his best efforts to manage the crisis, Castro is viewed as weak at home by many.

    Heading into the 2024 election cycle, Rand Paul opts out of running again, opening things up for his 2020 running mate, Oklahoma Governor T.W. Shannon, who emerges as the early favorite for the GOP nomination. Shannon sees competition from former Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, New Hampshire Senator Kelly Ayotte, Michigan Governor Brian Calley, and former North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory among others. By the time the first contest - the Colorado caucus - rolled around Shannon was running neck and neck with Brian Calley, who had emerged as the establishment favorite vs. the more conservative Shannon.

    While Shannon wins in Colorado, Calley takes the next three contests in Iowa, Florida, and Pennsylvania. Despite Shannon wins in Oklahoma, Georgia, and Arizona Calley pulls ahead with wins in his home state of Michigan, New Hampshire, and New Jersey. On Super Tuesday Brian Calley wins big, taking all but two primaries. He secures the nomination in late March with his victory in Minnesota, marking a major win for the center-right wing of the GOP.

    Governor Calley selects Senator Kelly Ayotte as his running mate and early polls show him in the lead over President Castro due to economic trouble as well as voter dissatisfaction with Castro's handling of the Pakistan/Russia/China situation. Despite two debates that are generally viewed as draws, Governor Calley becomes the first republican elected President since 2004 by a solid margin, taking several usually blue states such as Minnesota, Maine, and his home state of Michigan.

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  2. CanadianTory Kinda on Hiatus

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    Can't comment on the future of the Timeline but I can guarantee there will be a lot more colourful characters as Prime Minister than IOTL.
     
  3. timeforce red Occasional Reader

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    how do i alter the electoral map properly then since i have no idea on on how to do it myself.
     
  4. lord caedus New Deal Is Best Deal Donor

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    Use GIMP, Paint.NET or Photoshop to edit/recolor the 2000px PNG version of the map (here's the 2012 one), then resize it in GIMP/Paint.NET/Photoshop and paste it over the map currently in the infobox.

    If you want to change the number of electors and the names of the candidates (the latter you always should depending on who's running), you need to download & install the Prima Sans BT font and use that to write out the names of the candidates and EVs on the map itself.
     
  5. Osterreich Well-Known Member

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    I think you're way underestimating just how strong Paul is out West. He has Colorado in the bag (48%-43%) against Clinton at this point whilst losing nationally by 9 points. Castro being Hispanic isn't going to be able to erase that lead anytime soon.

    I also doubt that he wins states like Ohio and Iowa, which favor blue-collar types like Santorum (without crazy social views).

    Probably too late to change it though seeing how we're on to 2024.
     
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  6. TNF Well-Known Member

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    The idea that either Paul or Castro are going to be viable candidates (or that anyone we would recognize today as being a prominent politician) in 2020 is kind of silly. If you're going to make future maps beyond 2020 you might as well just put a bunch of fictional persons in, because at this point doing a Rand Paul-Julian Castro matchup in 2020 is like being in 1994 and doing a (random Republican freshman from 1990) vs. (prominent Democratic politician in the early 1990s) in 2008.
     
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  7. naraht Well-Known Member

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    To be fair of all of the major party presidential nominees in the last 60 years, Barack Obama was the least well known 10 years prior to being the nominee.
     
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  8. Vexacus Banned

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    OK, I take it my last InfoBox was that bad no-one commented on it?
     
  9. Noravea Well-Known Member

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    I liked it. :)
     
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  10. Baconheimer Berserker of Chaos

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    On this site, if your creation is great, it gets comments, if it is absolute shit, you get comments. So that means it was good. I am interested in Power Rangers and Imperial Japan coexisting. Sounds interesting.
     
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  11. Vexacus Banned

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    Thank you both for your kind comments. I have a few more InfoBoxes for my TL in development and will post them when they are done
     
  12. Noravea Well-Known Member

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    I certainly look forward to seeing them. :)
     
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  13. Vexacus Banned

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    Thank-you for your kind words. I've got the first version of the first one done, now onto revisions.....
     
  14. CanadianTory Kinda on Hiatus

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    Bracken over Socialism

    Canadian Federal Election 1946

    In the aftermath of the election a gentleman’s pact was formed between Prime Minister Bracken and Opposition Leader M.J. Coldwell. On the condition that the government did not raise protest against the planned introduction of socialized medicine in Saskatchewan by Premier Douglas, the CCF would avoid “forcing an unnecessary election until the conclusion of armed hostilities in Europe.”The war in Europe ended on May 8th, 1945, only a little more than a week after Hitler committed suicide in his underground bunker. Almost a year after the end of the war Premier Douglas introduced universal healthcare coverage in Saskatchewan, which prompted the condemnation of many capitalists, especially from backbench Tory members, with the exception of the Prime Minister and his cabinet.

    The election campaign of 1946 is noted by historians as the first consecutive conservative victory, as well as the first conservative majority government since the First World War under Sir Robert Borden. With the opposition still divided between M.J. Coldwell and the Liberals, under their new leader Charles Gavan Power, who had previously sat as an Independent-Liberal to protest his party’s stance on conscription, Bracken ran up the middle, winning a narrow majority government. Liberal supporters weary of Power abandonment of King were hesitant to vote for him, and many other voters still carried many doubts about the CCF, especially once rumours spread that many active communists had taken root in the party. In the end however the public had decided to reward the Prime Minister’s handling of the transition from wartime to peacetime, and were now prepared to give him a mandate to continue the job.


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  15. RogueBeaver Globalist

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    Charles Trudeau lives another dozen years. After Duplessis' 1936 victory, he is one of the first Legislative Councillors appointed by the Unionist government.

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  16. CaliBoy1990 A bright future is still possible! =) Donor

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    Nice job, R.B.; any relation to Pierre, btw? :cool::D
     
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  17. RogueBeaver Globalist

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    CB: Yes, Charles was Pierre's father.
     
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  18. CaliBoy1990 A bright future is still possible! =) Donor

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    Oh, that's interesting. Didn't know that. :cool:
     
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  19. Kaiser K Literally Scoop Jackson

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    From my timeline a Valkyrie Rises over Europe, the 1951 Soviet Presidential Election.

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  20. Kaiser K Literally Scoop Jackson

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    and 1955.....

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