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Prime Ministers of Canada:
Arthur Meighen (Conservative) 1920-1921
William Lyon Mackenzie King (Liberal) 1921-1926
Arthur Meighen (Conservative) 1926
William Lyon Mackenzie King (Liberal) 1926-1930
R.B. Bennett (Conservative) 1930-1935
William Lyon Mackenzie King (Liberal) 1935-1944
John Bracken (Progressive Conservative) 1944-1952
Charles Gavan Power (Liberal) 1952-1962
Paul Martin, Sr. (Liberal) 1962-1967
Davie Fulton (Progressive Conservative) 1967-


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Canadian federal election, 1944
Canadian federal election, 1946
Canadian federal election, 1951
Canadian federal election, 1952
Progressive Conservative leadership election, 1953
Canadian federal election, 1956
Canadian federal election, 1960
Progressive Conservative leadership election, 1961
Liberal leadership election, 1962
Canadian federal election, 1965
Progressive Conservative leadership election, 1966
Canadian federal election, 1967
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I'm very fascinated by the fact that some people seem more interested in the fact I left out 5 SEATS, which I remind you is my prerogative, as opposed to the story behind it. It's really nice of you, I appreciate it.
Well I like this story. All the figures who are party leaders through the sixties and seventies are the sort who are quite obscure but actually pretty reasonable PM candidates. And those are ALL very good photos for them.
 
Well I like this story. All the figures who are party leaders through the sixties and seventies are the sort who are quite obscure but actually pretty reasonable PM candidates. And those are ALL very good photos for them.
Thank you! I'm actually very proud of this series, as I've managed to, post 1944 to make sure that no OTL PM's become PM in this TL, and so far with the exception of Diefenbaker none have become LotO either.
 
Thank you! I'm actually very proud of this series, as I've managed to, post 1944 to make sure that no OTL PM's become PM in this TL, and so far with the exception of Diefenbaker none have become LotO either.
I need to look at them for alternate Canadian Prime Minister Candidate in Wilson world!
 
EOI-verse again: the Sauvé family. 4 party leaders, 2 premiers, 1 soon-to-be Prime Minister. Olivier, Mathieu's brother, is a prominent optometrist.

 
The 2135 Dacia premier election was held in the shadow of rising tensions with the Whaling Congress nations in the South Oceans. Democratic incumbent Premier Kylie Kirner had middling popularity that hovered in the mid- to high-40s throughout much of her first term in office. Many Republicans and evne some Democrats were beginning to make noise about rising spending and growing budget deficits. Likewise, tensions were rising with the Whaling Congress as Dacian voters were split on how best to handle it. Whaling Congress ships had been violating American territorial waters and had captured and sunk several American vessels. Likewise, American vessels had captured and sunk Whaling Congress vessels in retaliation. But war had been averted, and Kirner ran on a reelection campaign on continued normalacy and the fact that she'd kept Dacia out of war.

Todd Hanazawa was an early favorite tow in the Republican nomination in 2135 and his chances of defeating Kirner in the general looked good. Hanazawa spent the 2133 midterms mending fences with conservative Republicans and donors. But while on vacation in early 2134, Todd Hanazawa disappeared during a routine swim in the ocean. After an extensive and exhaustive search, he was declared dead by the summer, leaving both the Republicans and the Seabreeze scrambling for a candidate. Early contenders included conservative Commonwealth Senators Eli Rodriguez of Green Coast and Jasmine Meeks of Sunny Shore and liberal Governor Allison Culbert of Umiaq, but party bosses and major donors wanted someone more moderate to bridge the gap between conservatives and ecologists. They approach John Evan Burrows, an Associate Justice of the Dacia Supreme Court. Burrows had previously served as the Governor of Green Coast, had been appointed to the Supreme Court by Charlie Phelps and had been a friend of Todd Hanazawa. While he campaigned little for the nomination, donors backed him over Rodriguez, Meeks and Culbert, forcing the three of them out after early primaries. Burrows tabbed former Governor William K. Wanamaker of Delphi as hus running mate. Wanamaker was a noted conservative, and he placated conservatives unhappy with Burrows's nomination.

The Seabreeze Party had won several legislative victories int he 2133 midterms. They'd been hoping to nominate Hanazawa for premier in 2135 in order to force both major parties to the left. But without Hanazawa, the party was in disaray. Many members returned to the Republican Party, backing John Evan Burrows for the nomination. A much smaller and less optimistic Seabreeze Party nominated Juan Orimura of Delphi, the former Director of Fish and Wildlife in the Hanazawa administration. Orimura had run unopposed for the nomination (most in the party had hoped to nominate a Hanazawa/Orimura ticket regardless of whom Hanazawa named as his running mate), and he named Jessica LeSueur of First Landing (a former member of the Longshoreman Union's Executive Committee) as his running mate.

One of the biggest issues in the general election were rising tensions with the Whaling Congress. UN reports indicated that the Whaling Congress was not abiding by set whaling limits, and when U.S. vessels confronted them, they grew hostile. Kirner promised that a peaceful, diplomatic solution could be found. Burrows said that the Whaling Congress wasn't a threat, but advocated for greater mobilization and a higher state of preparedness--Kirner accused him of unnecessary agression and saber rattling. Orimura promised an even further harder line, calling for military action to be taken to stop the Whaling Congress--a line that Todd Hanazawa himself had endorsed prior to his death. Kirner scratched out a narrow victory, once again winning a small plurality of the vote while the Juan Orimura was able to siphon off enough votes from John Evan Burrows for her to win. Three weeks after winning reelection, two American whaling vessels were sunk by a Kitasikian Navy ship. Nearly 200 Americans lost their lives in the incident. Within hours, Kirner received authorization from the White House to mobilize the National Guard and Minutemen units for war against Kitasik and the Whaling Congress.



2127 Dacia
2131 Dacia
2133 Xanadu
2137 Xanadu
2141 Xanadu & 2143 Barasses
2145 Xanadu & 2147 Barasses
2149 Xanadu & 2151 Barasses
 
The Second Whaling War was an armed conflict between the United States of America and its allies (primarily Nigeria and China) against the Europan Whaling Congress (Kisarpok, Immuyak, Ipiktok, Kitasik and others) from November 26, 2135 until March 11, 2139, though the American occupation of Kitasik continued until after the signing of the Treaty of Sunshine City.

The Second Whaling War was the culmination of almost ten years of hositlity between the United States and the Whaling Congress. The United Nations had established limits for whaling in the 2110s on Europa in order to prevent depopulation and extinction. The Whaling Congress was formed in response for nations to protect their interest. Whalers from Congress nations often ignored the limitations and restrictions and were often defiant of attempts by the UN and others to stop them. Both sides employed privateers against the other, and tensions came to ahead when two American whalers were sunk in November 2135 by a Kitasikian Navy warship, resulting in significant loss of American life.

The war was fought in two primary stages. The first, which lasted from the beginning of the war in late 2135 to the invason of Kitasik in December 2136, saw the United States and its allies engage the Whaling Congress navies in the norther waters of the Great Ocean on Europa. The Whaling Congress had well equipped navies, using designs and doctrine adopted from the Soviet Navy. Early battles proved inconclusive, and it wasn't until the Battle of the Cadmus Sea did the United States gain the advantage. Sweeping south, they cleared the Great Ocean of the Whaling Congress and invaded Kitasik in Operation Second Typhoon in December 2136.

President Chaang Uluunqsen of Kitasik surrendered to American forces in March 2137. The United States established an occupation government in Kitasik afterwards, but the resulting occupation would last well into the 2140s. After the surrender of Kitasikian forces, the U.S. Coast Guard (now under the command of Admiral Finley Bolling) swept north and east against the remaining Whaling Congress nations. The Southern Ocean Campaign saw several large naval battles that were the largest since World War II. The U.S. launched several quick raids against Whaling Congress cities, but were unwillig to stage significant amphibious operations. The United Nations was able to broker a cease-fire and a resulting peace treaty was signed in March 2139.

The Second Whaling War was the largest naval war in the Solar System since World War III and featured some of the largest naval battles seen since World War II. Tactical nuclear weapons were employed by both sides during both the naval and land phases of the war. Despite the U.S. victory, the war proved unpopular in Dacia as the occupation of Kitasik began to drag on. After demobilization, unemplyoment climbed and the commonwealth entered into a prolonged recession. While military leaders like Admiral Bolling were highly praised, civilian leaders like Premier Kylie Kirner and Civil Defense Secretary Mitch Arias were widely criticized for what was seen as a largely unnecessary war (particularly since Kirner had campaigned for a second term on a peace platform).



2127 Dacia
2131 Dacia
2133 Xanadu
2135 Dacia
2137 Xanadu
2141 Xanadu & 2143 Barasses
2145 Xanadu & 2147 Barasses
2149 Xanadu & 2151 Barasses
 
While I think the name "Whaling Congress" sounds pretty cool, I think it would've been even cooler had they been an actual deliberative body for uplifted whales or something... :p
 
Bracken over Socialism

The first four years of Prime Minister Fulton’s majority mandate were spent in constitutional matters, specifically with respect to patriating the country from Great Britain. The Tory leader used his party’s overwhelming authority in the House to implement the passage of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, as well as the Constitution Act of 1969 in which the Constitution of Canada was stated to have supreme law over the land. Queen Elizabeth II signed the Bill into law following a grand ceremony in Ottawa that same year. While the move faced some opposition in the West, the unanimous support amongst the leaders rendered it mute. An attempt was made by the Liberals, under their new leader Allan MacEachen, to compel the government to introduce a new flag for the country, however the motion was quickly voted down in which the Prime Minister argued that the country could only go through one major change at a time.

The campaign itself marked a milestone for Canadian politics. For the first time ever the leaders of Canada’s major political parties would participate in both an English and French debate on the major issues of the campaign. The English debate ended as a tie between both the Prime Minister and the Liberal leader due to the absence of any major policy difference between the two men. The French debate meanwhile proved to be a major success for the conservative leader, who promised to respect Quebec’s unique place in Confederation, going as far as to suggest Canada consisted of “duex-nations”. French Canada had supported his changes to the country and appreciated his respect to French society.

The Tories were once again handed a majority mandate while the Liberals managed to strengthen their previously threatened position as the official opposition.

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Prime Ministers of Canada:
Arthur Meighen (Conservative) 1920-1921
William Lyon Mackenzie King (Liberal) 1921-1926
Arthur Meighen (Conservative) 1926
William Lyon Mackenzie King (Liberal) 1926-1930
R.B. Bennett (Conservative) 1930-1935
William Lyon Mackenzie King (Liberal) 1935-1944
John Bracken (Progressive Conservative) 1944-1952
Charles Gavan Power (Liberal) 1952-1962
Paul Martin, Sr. (Liberal) 1962-1967
Davie Fulton (Progressive Conservative) 1967-


Bracken over Socialism
Canadian federal election, 1944
Canadian federal election, 1946
Canadian federal election, 1951
Canadian federal election, 1952
Progressive Conservative leadership election, 1953
Canadian federal election, 1956
Canadian federal election, 1960
Progressive Conservative leadership election, 1961
Liberal leadership election, 1962
Canadian federal election, 1965
Progressive Conservative leadership election, 1966
Canadian federal election, 1967
Liberal leadership election, 1970
Canadian federal election, 1971


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While I think the name "Whaling Congress" sounds pretty cool, I think it would've been even cooler had they been an actual deliberative body for uplifted whales or something... :p
But, in that case, wouldn't it be called the "Whales' Congress" or something similar, not the "Whaling Congress" (which, TBH, doesn't make me think of anything except a congress of whalers, i.e., those who hunt whales)?:confused:
 
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