Discussion in 'Alternate History Books and Media' started by Odinson, Mar 6, 2019.
Oh, yeah, I chose Wheeler for those reasons
After “Bryan’s Folly” in 1908, Populist had become a dirty word for most americans, synonymous with fool and coward. Control of the house drifted back to the Whigs, who quickly dropped tariffs with the Confederacy like a red hot iron. Foreign interests dominated american politics for the early 1910s, congressmen being bought and paid for by the British and the French.
When the Emperors’ War broke out in 1914, America stood with the nation that held the most influence in the legislative branch, France. By 1915, the United States had managed to raise 30,000 volunteers to fight for “Peace, Liberty, and Democracy”. On May 28th, US soldiers arrived at Cherbourg and from there advanced to the front. Back home, farms were coerced into giving most of their crops to the US Government.
A drawing of US soldiers in 1915
The Western Front in France chewed up regiments for breakfast. Americans began to question the point of the war. Prominent Populist Eugene V Debs was jailed in early 1916 for voicing opposition to the war. When France capulated in 1916 after the Battle of the Somme, Thomas R Marshall began to campaign on a anti french platform. “The Frogs led us to war, the frogs gave us guns, they gave us false hope of riches and prosperity. But all we have gotten is despair.” As King Wilhelm of Prussia was crowned Kaiser Wilhelm I of the German Union, Thomas R Marshall continued to speak out against anything that he perceived as part of the “french agenda”. Marshall promised that, if elected, he would form ties between the United States and the German Union. Upon election and inauguration, Marshall discovered that Kaiser Wilhelm had little interest of alliance with “a diseased little half-breed nation that lives in the gutter.” Marshall looked like a fool in the eyes of the american people. Even worse, both Canada and the Confederacy looked at the US with suspicion. Both nations placed more soldiers along the border, in case the debt ridden “kaiserreich fanatic” attempted anything.
From some research on the book, I've come to the conclusion that this Emperors War is a mix of World War I and the Franco Prussian War.
1861-1865 Abraham Lincoln: 16th (Republican)
1865-1873 Clement Vallandigham: 17th (Democrat)
1873-1877 Horatio Seymour: 18th (Democrat)
1877-1885 Benjamin Butler: 19th (Whig)
1885-1889 James G. Blaine: 20th (Whig) (Non canon)
1889-1893 21st James Baird Weaver (Populist) (Non canon)
1893-1897 22nd Grover Cleveland (Whig) (Non canon)
1897-1909 23rd William Jennings Bryan (Populist)
1909-1917 24th Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. (Whig) (Non canon)
1917-1921 Thomas R. Marshall 25th (Populist)
1861–1864 Jefferson Davis 1st (independent)
July 1864- March 1865 Alexander Stephens (acting president) (independent)
1864-1868 Robert E Lee 2nd (independent)
1868–1874 Wade Hampton III 3rd (Democratic)
1874–1880 Jubal Early 4th (Democratic)
1880–1886 John S Mosby 5th (Patriot)
1886–1892 Campbell Slemp 6th (Patriot)
1892–1895 William Mahone  7th (Patriot)
1895-1898 James Longstreet 8th (Patriot)
1898–1904 Joseph Wheeler 9th (Democratic)
1904–1910 John W. Daniel 10th (Democratic)
1910–1916 11th Woodrow Wilson (Democratic)
2 Died in Office
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