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  1. Cevolian *Brooks Newmark Intensifies*

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    FEAR, LOATHING, AND SWEATER VESTS ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL '16
    2009-2017: Barrack Obama/Joe Biden (Democratic)
    2017-2017: Mike Pence/Tim Kaine (Republican-Democratic)

    2016: Def - Hillary Clinton/Tim Kaine (Democratic), Donald Trump/Mike Pence (Republican), Mike Pence/Colin Powell [rogue electors] (Republican)
    2017-2018: Tim Kaine/none (Democratic)
    2018-2021: Tim Kaine/Cory Booker (Independent "Democrat"-Democratic)
    2021-2029: Ted Cruz/Marco Rubio (Republican)

    2020: Def - Hillary Clinton/Cory Booker (Democratic), Elizabeth Warren/George Clooney (Progressive), Donald Trump/Steve Bannon (Patriot)
    2024: Def - Sherrod Brown/Kirsten Gillibrand (Democratic) or /Paul Wellstone (Progressive), Steve Bannon/David Duke (Patriot)

    2029-2029: Marco Rubio/none (Republican) acting
    2028: Def - Tom Cotton/Chris Christie (Republian), Joe Kennedy III/Jesse Jackson Jr. (Progressive), Loretta Sanchez/Tulsi Gabbard (Democratic), Alex Jones/Tim Griffin (Patriot)
    2029-pres.: Tom Cotton/Tulsi Gabbard (Republican/National Independent Party)
     
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  2. Cevolian *Brooks Newmark Intensifies*

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    LEADERS OF THE CONSERVATIVE PARTY 1990-PRES:

    1990-1992: John Major
    1992-1994: Ken Clarke

    LE 1992 def - John Redwood
    1994-2007: Tim Yeo
    LE 1994 def - Peter Lilley, Michael Heseltine
    GE 1997 - (Conservative Majority) Def - Neil Kinnock (Labour), Paddy Ashdown (Liberal Democrat)
    GE 2001 - (Conservative Majority) Def - Gordon Brown (Labour), Charles Kennedy (Liberal Democrat)
    GE 2005 - (Conservative Majority) Def - Tony Blair (Labour), Charles Kennedy (Liberal Democrat)

    2007-2010: Malcom Rifkind
    LE 2007 def - [Unopposed]
    GE 2010 -
    (Labour-Liberal Democrat Coalition) Def - Malcom Rifkind (Conservative), Vince Cable (Liberal Democrat), Zac Goldsmith (Green)

    2010-2015: George Osborne
    LE 2010 def - Theo Osborne, John Bercow, David Davis, Nadine Dorries
    GE 2015 - (Labour Majority) Def - George Osborne (Conservative), Arlene Foster (United Ulster - DUP-UUP-TUV), Vince Canle (Liberal Democrat), Michael Meacher (Independence), Zac Goldsmith (Green)

    2015-PRES: Ian Duncan-Smith
    LE 2015 def - David Davis, Sally Bercow, Anna Soubry
    EU Ref 2016- "No" Victory
    LE 2016 def - David Cameron [Duncan-Smith was endorsed by Reaction whilst the majority of the PCP supported Cameron]


    ISLINGTON NORTH BY-ELECTION, 2016:

    2016: Sarah Olney (Liberal Democrat/Green Alliance)

    Def - Jeremy Corbyn (Independent - backed by Labour and Independence)
     
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  3. Cevolian *Brooks Newmark Intensifies*

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    A HOUSE DIVIDED CANNOT STAND:
    or
    BREAK YOUR LOAF:

    How Joe Chamberlain fulfilled his ambitions, but in doing so split his party...

    1902-1905: Joseph Chamberlain (Conservative-Liberal Unionist Coalition)
    1905-1906: Henry Campbell-Bannermn (Liberal Minority)
    1906-1907: Henry Campbell-Bannerman (Liberal)
    1905: (Majority) def - Joseph Chamberlain (Unionist Coalition -- Conservative/Liberal Unionist), John Remond (Irish Parliamentary), Keir Hardie (Labour)
    1907-1910: Herbert Asquith (Liberal Majority)
    1910-1915: Herbert Asquith (Liberal)
    1910: (Majority) def - Henry Petty-Fitzmaurice, 5th Marquess of Lansdowne (Unionist), John Redmond (IPP), George Nicoll Barnes (Labour)
    1910: (Majority) def - Henry Petty-Fitzmaurice, 5th Marquess of Lansdowne (Unionist), George Wyndham (League for the Protection of the Constitution), John Redmond (IPP), George Nicoll Barnes (Labour)
    1915: (Majority) def - Henry Milner (National), Arthur Balfour (Unionist), John Redmond (IPP), Eamon De Valera (Sinn Fein), William Adamson (Labour)

    1915-1917: Edward Gray (Liberal Majority)
    1917-1920: Richard Haldane (Liberal Majority)
    1920-1925: Richard Haldane (Liberal)
    1920: (Minority with Labour and IPP Confidence and Supply) def - Henry Page Croft (National), Arthur Balfour (Unionist), Eamon De Valera (Sinn Fein), Ramsay MacDonald (Labour), John Dillon (IPP)
    1925-0000: Richard Cooper (National)
    1925: (Minority with Unionist Confidence and Supply) def - Richard Haldane (Liberal), Eamon De Valera (Sinn Fein), Austen Chamberlain (Unionist), Ramsay McDonald (Labour), Jospeh Delvin (Nationalist), Disputed (IPP Factions), Henry Hyndman (National Socialists)
    1929: (Majority) def - Richard Haldane (Liberal-Labour), Eamon De Valera/Joseph Delvin (United Rally for Irish Independence), David Lloyd George (Popular Liberal), George Nicoll Barnes (National Socialist Federation), Austen Chamberlain (Unionist)
     
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  4. Cevolian *Brooks Newmark Intensifies*

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    A MURDER HAS MORE THAN ONE VICTIM;

    1945-1955: Clement Attlee (Labour)
    1955-1957: Anthony Eden (Conservative)
    1957-1957: Gwilym Lloyd George (Conservative-Liberal Coalition)
    1957-1960: Harold Macmillan (Conservative-Liberal Coalition)
    1960-1969: Evan Durban (Labour)

    1960: (Majority) def - Harold Macmillan ("Official" Conservative), David Renton (Liberal), Robert Gascoyne-Cecil ("Diehard" Conservatives)
    1965: (Majority) def - Jo Grimond (Liberal), Richard Butler (Conservative), Peter Thornyecroft (National)

    1969-1969: Anthony Crosland (Labour Majority)
    1969-1975: Anthony Crosland (Labour)

    1969: (Majority) def - Ian Macleod (Liberal), Julian Amery (National), Maurice Macmillan (Conseevative)
    1973: (Majority) def - Jeremy Thorpe (Liberal), Enoch Powell (National Conservative)

    1975-1977: Dick Taverne (Labour Majority)
    1977-1980: Jeremy Thorpe (Liberal)

    1977: (Majority) def - Dick Taverne (Labour), Keith Joseph (National Conservative)
    1980-1980: Margaret Wingfield (Liberal Majority)
    1980-1981: Harold Macmillan (Peer leading National Government with Labour, "Official" Liberals, "Anti-Establishment" Liberals, UUP, National Conservatives and SDLP)
    1981-1981: Harold Macmillan (Peer leading New Democratic-Social Liberal-Centre Coalition)
    1981-0000: David Marquand (Labour and Social Democratic)

    1981: (Majority) def - Harold Macmillan/Francis Pym (New Democratic), Cecil Parkinson (National Conservative), David Penhaligon (Social Liberal), Michael Meadowcroft (Centre)
     
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  5. Cevolian *Brooks Newmark Intensifies*

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    IN THE SHADOW OF A LOOMING SPECTRE:
    A strange rationalisation...

    1940-1946: Randolph Churchill (Conservative)
    1940: [Uncontested Wartime By-Election]
    1945: [Uncontested]

    1946-1983: SOVIET OCCUPATION/THE FALSE PARLIAMENT
    1983-1987: Michael Joseph Connolly (SDP)
    1983: [Uncontested]
    1987-1992: John Patrick Wright (Liberal)
    1987: [Uncontested Wartime General Election]
    1992-2005: William Chadwick (Liberal Democrat)
    1992: Janet Aycliffe (Natural Law)
    1997: John Porter (Referendum), John Ashforth (Natural Law)
    2000: [By-Election Against Government Cuts] Terry Cartwright (Socialist Alliance), Gregg Beaman (UKIP), Richard Merrick (Green), Peter Garrett (Christian People's), Chris Jackson (BNP), David Franklin-Braid (Independent)
    2001: Bilal Moosa Patel (Independent), Richard Merrick (Green), David Franklin-Braid (Independent)

    2005-2010: William Parkinson (Liberal Democrat)
    2005: Michael Lavalette (Respect), Ellen Boardman (UKIP)
    2010-2015: Nerissa Warner-O'Neill (New Conservative)
    2010: Richard Muirhead (UKIP), George Ambrose (Christian), Krishna Murty Tayya (Independent)
    2015-0000: James Barker (UKIP)
    2015: Gemma Christie (Green), Jo Barton (Liberal Democrat)
     
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  6. Cevolian *Brooks Newmark Intensifies*

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    1979-1989: Margaret Thatcher (Conservative Majority)
    1979 def - James Callaghan (Labour)
    1984 def - Neil Kinnock (Labour)

    1989-1992: Neil Kinnock (Labour Majority)
    1989 def - Margaret Thatcher (Conservative), Gordon Wilson (SNP)
    1992-1994: Margaret Beckett (Labour Majority)
    1994-1994: Margaret Beckett (Labour Majority)
    1994 def - John Major (Conservative), Paddy Ashdown (Liberal Democrat)
    1994-1999: Tony Blair (Labour Majority)
    1999-2004: William Hague (Conservative-Liberal Democrat Coalition)
    1999 def - Tony Blair (Labour), Paddy Ashdown (Liberal Democrat), Michael Holmes (UKIP), Collective (Green)
    2004-2004: Michael Howard (Conservative-Liberal Democrat Coalition)
    2004-2004: Michael Howard (Conservative-Liberal Democrat-UUP Coalition)
    2004 def - Tony Blair (Labour), Roger Knapman (UKIP), Charles Kennedy (Liberal Democrat), Collective (Green)
    2004-2009: David Cameron (Conservative-Liberal Democrat-UUP Coalition)
    2009-2014: David Cameron (Conservative-Liberal Democrat-UUP Coalition)
    2009 def - Nigel Farage (UKIP), Gordon Brown (Labour), Nick Clegg (Liberal Democrat), Caroline Lucas (Green), Nick Griffin (BNP)
    2014-0000: Nigel Farage (UKIP-Conservative-DUP Coalition)
    2014 def - Ed Miliband (Labour), David Cameron (Conservative), Natalie Bennet (Green), Nicola Sturgeon (SNP), Nick Clegg (Liberal Democrat)
     
  7. Cevolian *Brooks Newmark Intensifies*

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    The following was taken from...


    The Home Guard - a History
    The main resistance to the Nazi Occupation forces in Britain came from an organisation that, just months before German forces landed, had been satirised as "Dad's Army", and seen as an ineffectual waste of time pursued by old men. It was only with the route of the British Army at Calais and the invasion of Britain in 1941 that the Home Guard took up a prominent resistance role. Immediately leaping into action some thousands of Local Defence Volunteers were killed in the initial phases of the conflict, mostly killed by SS Units who (unlike regular Wehrmact soldiers) refused to take LDVs as prisoners, preferring execution. Nevertheless, the Home Guard also saw significant early success, with Home Guard units defeating forces loyal to Lloyd George's collaborating government at the Battle of Cambridge (October 1941). With a number of South Eastern Home Guard units having linked up with militia units led by Tom Wintringham with funding from Stalin, the organisation once labelled "Dad's Army" soon came to be re-branded as "Red's Army". Whilst is unfair to suggest that the "British Liberation Organisation" was the sole major aspect of the resistance (Enoch Powell's Legion for British Liberty and Ted Heath and Anthony Crosland's spying organisation the "Oxford Ring" having also been pivotal in resisting the occupation), its role is undeniable... ​


     
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  9. Cevolian *Brooks Newmark Intensifies*

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    The inspiration, of course.
     
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    1925-1934: Richard Cooper (National)
    1925: (Minority with Unionist Confidence and Supply) def - Richard Haldane (Liberal), Eamon De Valera (Sinn Fein), Austen Chamberlain (Unionist), Ramsay McDonald (Labour), Jospeh Delvin (Nationalist), Disputed (IPP Factions), Henry Hyndman (National Socialists)
    1929: (Majority) def - Richard Haldane (Liberal-Labour), Eamon De Valera/Joseph Delvin (United Rally for Irish Independence), David Lloyd George (Popular Liberal), George Nicoll Barnes (National Socialist Federation), Austen Chamberlain (Unionist)

    1934-1934: Henry Page Croft (National Majority)
    1934-1938: Christopher Addison (Liberal-Labour)
    1934: (Majority) def - Henry Page Croft (National), Oswald Mosley (National Workers' Federation), David Lloyd George (Centre), Richard Cooper (Ulster Liberation Alliance)
    1938-1947: Philip Kerr, 11th Marquess of Midlothian (National)
    1938: (Majority) def - Christopher Addison (Liberal-Labour), Oswald Mosley (NWF), Winston Churchill (ULA)
    1943: (Majority) def - Megan Lloyd George (Liberal-Labour), Harold Pollit (NWF), Winston Churchill (ULA)

    1947-1948: Charles Vane-Tempest-Stewart, 7th Marquess of Londonderry (National Majority)
    1948-1952: Archibald Sinclair (Liberal-Labour)
    1958: (Minority with NWF Confidence and Supply) def - Charles Vane-Tempest-Stewart, 7th Marquess of Londonderry (National), George Cole (NWF)
    1952-0000: Richard Law (National)
    1952: (Majority) def - George Cole (NWF), Archibald Sinclair (Liberal-Labour), Clement Davies (Free Liberal)
     
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    1973-1977: Gerald Ford/John F. Kennedy (Liberal)
    1972: Barry Goldwater/Strom Thurmond ("Faith, Flag and Freedom" Alliance -- Republican/Democratic), Richard Nixon/Jim Rhodes (Independent "Republican")
    1976: Ronald Reagan/George Wallace (National Conservative), Spiro Agnew/Donald Rumsfeld (Republican)

    1977-1978: John F. Kennedy/George McGovern (Liberal)
    1976: Ronald Reagan/Phil Crane (National Conservative), Donald Rumsfeld/Dick Cheney (Republican)
    1978-1981: George McGovern/none (Liberal)
    1981-1989: Phil Crane/Pat Buchanan (National Conservative)

    1980: George McGovern/John Lindsay (Liberal), Donald Rumsfeld/Alexander Haig (Republican)
    1984: Walter Mondale/Lloyd Bentsen (Liberal), Dick Cheney/Henry Jackson (Republican/"Cold Warrior" Independent Liberal)

    1989-1997: Mario Cuomo/Colin Powell (Liberal)
    1988: Pat Buchanan/Bob Dole (National Conservative), George H. W. Bush/Francis Fukuyama (Republican)
    1992: Ben Nighthorse Campbell/William F. Buckley (Conservative), Dick Cheney/Colin Powell (Republican/Liberal)

    1997-2001: Pat Buchanan/Ross Perot (National Conservative)
    1996: Colin Powell/Al Gore (Liberal), Scattered [disputed convention]/Colin Powell (Republican/Liberal)
    2001-2009: Condoleeza Rice/Joe Biden (Republican/Liberal)
    2000: Condoleeza Rice/Colin Powell (Coalition to Defend America -- Republican/Liberal), Pat Buchanan/Ross Perot (National Conservative), Bernie Sanders/Joe Biden (Liberal)
    2004: Mike Huckabee/Sarah Palin (National Conservative), Bernie Sanders/Denis Kucinich (Independent "Left Liberal")

    2009-2013: Rick Santorum/Mike Pence (National Conservative)
    2008: Joe Biden/Hillary Rodham (Liberal Republican), Denis Kucinich/Elizabeth Warren (Social Democratic Movement)
    2013-PRES: John Kerry/John McCain (Liberal Republican)
    2012: Mike Pence/Rick Perry (National Conservative), Lawrence Lessig/? (SDM)
     
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  12. Cevolian *Brooks Newmark Intensifies*

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    CONSERVATIVE LEADERSHIP PRIMARY 2015:

    London Primary, 10th August, 2015:

    24 delegates to assign.

    Boris Johnson (35.4%) - 9 delegates
    Liam Fox (26.3%) - 6 delegates
    Zac Goldsmith (15.6%) - 4 delegates
    Theresa May (15.5%) - 4 delegates
    Nick Boles (6.8%) - 1 delegate
    Others (0.4%) - 0 delegates
     
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    CONSERVATIVE LEADERSHIP PRIMARY 2015:

    Northern Ireland Primary, 1st June, 2015:

    9 delegates to assign.

    Boris Johnson (19.3%) - 3 delegates
    Mike Nesbitt (17.6%) - 2 delegates
    George Osborne (14.2%) - 2 delegates
    Theresa May (9.4%) - 1 delegate
    Liam Fox (7.2%) - 1 delegate
    David Davis (5.3%) - 0 delegates
    Peter Bone (5.1%) - 0 delegates
    Zac Goldsmith (3.7%) - 0 delegates
    Daniel Hannan (3.2%) - 0 delegates
    Stephen Crabb (3.0%) - 0 delegates
    Ruth Davidson (1.9%) - 0 delegates
    Nick Boles (1.0%) - 0 delegates
    Nadine Dorries (0.5%) - 0 delegates
    Others (Ulster Unionist) (7.5%) - 0 delegates
    Others (1.1%) - 0 delegates

     
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    CONSERVATIVE LEADERSHIP PRIMARY 2015:

    North Eastern England Primary, 8th June 2015:

    9 delegates to assign.

    Boris Johnson (17.6%) - 2 delegates
    Theresa May (14.6%) - 2 delegates
    George Osborne (13.9%) - 1 delegate
    Liam Fox (11.7%) - 1 delegate
    David Davis (10.5%) - 1 delegate
    Zac Goldsmith (9.9%) - 1 delegate
    Nick Boles (7.3%) - 1 delegate
    Mike Nesbitt (4.2%) - 0 delegates
    Peter Bone (3.6%) - 0 delegates
    Daniel Hannan (3.5%) - 0 delegates
    Ruth Davidson (2.1%) - 0 delegates
    Stephen Crabb (1.5%) - 0 delegates
    Nadine Dorries (1.3%) - 0 delegates
    Others (2.5%) - 0 delegates

     
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    CONSERVATIVE LEADERSHIP PRIMARY 2015:

    Wales Primary, 15th June 2015:


    12 delegates to assign.

    Theresa May (15.3%) - 3 delegates
    Boris Johnson (15.2%) - 2 delegates
    Liam Fox (14.7%) - 2 delegates
    George Osborne (10.2%) - 1 delegate
    Zac Goldsmith (9.4%) - 1 delegate
    Stephen Crabb (8.9%) - 1 delegate
    Nick Boles (8.6%) - 1 delegate
    Daniel Hannan (8.3%) - 1 delegate
    Ruth Davidson (4.8%) - 0 delegates
    Others (4.6%) - 0 delegates
     
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    CONSERVATIVE LEADERSHIP PRIMARY 2015:

    East Midlands Primary, 22nd June 2015:


    15 delegates to assign.

    Boris Johnson (22.2%) - 4 delegates
    Liam Fox (17.6%) - 3 delegates
    Theresa May (15.6%) - 2 delegates
    Stephen Crabb (11.1%) - 2 delegates
    Zac Goldsmith (8.9%) - 1 delegate
    Nick Boles (8.7%) - 1 delegate
    Daniel Hannan (7.2%) - 1 delegate
    Ruth Davidson (6.5%) - 1 delegate
    Others (2.2%) - 0 delegates
     
  17. Cevolian *Brooks Newmark Intensifies*

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    A CRIPPLED NATION
    Wilson couldn't, FDR wouldn't, Reagan shouldn't (resign due to disability)

    1981-1982: Ronald Reagan/George H.W. Bush (Republican) [1]
    1980 def -
    Jimmy Carter/Walter Mondale (Democratic)
    1982-1982: George H.W. Bush/none (Republican) [2]
    1982-1985:
    George H.W. Bush/Jack Kemp (Republican)
    1985-1989: George H.W. Bush/Jack Kemp (Republican)
    1984 def - Lloyd Bentsen/Jesse Jackson (Democratic)
    1989-1997: Paul Simon/Dick Gephardt (Democratic) [3]
    1988 def -
    Jack Kemp/Bob Dole (Republican), Pat Buchanan/Alan Keyes (Strong America) [4]
    1992 def -
    Jack Kemp/Dan Quayle (Republican), Pat Buchanan/Ross Perot (Strong America)
    1997-1997: Elizabeth Dole/Michael Huffington (Republican) [5]
    1996 def -
    Dick Gephardt/Al Gore (Democratic), Ross Perot/Scattered[nomination of Alan Keyes disputed at split convention] (Strong America) [6]
    1997-1998:
    Elizabeth Dole/Michael Huffington (Republican/Independent)
    1998-1998: Elizabeth Dole/none (Republican)
    1998-2001: Elizabeth Dole/Jeb Bush (Republican)
    2001-2009: Joe Biden/Blanche Lincoln (Democratic)
    2000 def - Elizabeth Dole/Jeb Bush (Republican), Michael Huffington/Condoleeza Rice (National Liberal) [7]
    2004 def -
    George W. Bush/W. Mitt Romney (Republican)
    2009-2013: Jeb Bush/Mike Pence (Republican) [8]
    2008 def -
    Blanche Lincoln/Jim Webb (Democratic)
    2013-0000: Sonia Sotomayor/Jerry Brown (Democratic) [9]
    2012 def -
    Jeb Bush/John McCain (Republican), Mike Pence/Rick Perry (Voters with Values) [10]

    [1] Just months after his inauguration as President Ronald Reagan, the bright new hope of America, was shot and fatally wounded. Whilst he would not die he would become paralysed from the waste down and would suffer serious memory losses and associated problems - like Wilson and FDR before him he was a crippled President but, like them, he refused to resign over the issue. It was only when, during a meeting with British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, Reagan incorrectly called her Nancy (his wife's name) that serious consideration was made as to the President's competence. Just over a year after the attempted assassination President Reagan was asked to step down by his chief of staff, Vice President and Secretary of State - he reluctantly agreed.

    [2] Vice President Bush would take over as President, guiding the nation through seven years of tax cuts, military buildups and aggressive posturing against the Soviet Union. Financial deregulation and the ends of the Oil Shock led to a huge period of eocnomic growth, with America seen as more prosperous than ever before by many. The President's huge investment she in military spending also helped on thisnfornt, creating hundreds of thousands of jobs across the country as weapons and new technologies were invested in at a rate never before seen. Bush's decision to arm a democratic Revolution in Iraq was controversial, and although Saddam was eventually toppled he was quickly replaced with a clique of military leaders who were just as autocratic and even more eager for military expansion and to work with the USSR. Leaving office in 1988 Bush had enough credit to endorse a successor, but not enough to win that man office, especially as the USSR began to collapse in 1988 and the administration floundered on how to deal with the crackdown against the democratic uprisings in the Baltic states and Ukraine.

    [3] The paradoxical Liberal but pro balanced budget Democrat eked out a narrow majority in the 1988 election, promising cuts to the huge military spending of the Bush years, but also tax increases for the very richest and a stridently socially liberal agenda. His first term saw a continuation of the prosperity of the 1980s and, satisfied with their President and with Kemp seen as too power hungry for going for two consecutive runs the country decisively rejected the Republican Party. The collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 had further added to his popularity as he helped usher the new Union of Sovereign States into the international community. When Iraq crossed the border into Kuwait in 1994 the Simon administration was hesitant to react, but when British Prime Minister David Owen began assembling a coalition to fight off the invasion it reluctantly joined. The war was a disaster, with Owen unable to negotiate an effective coalition (and resigning as a result before the SDP Conservative coalition could be defeated by Gordon Brown's Labour Liberal alliance at the next election) and this reflected poorly in the Simon administration. Vice President Gephardt was crushed by two moderate Republicans and Democrats downballot suffered across the country as Saddam's forces outmanouvered the coalition in the desert.

    [4] An isolationist paleoconservative movement which broke away from the Republicans after Buchanan lost the nomination to Kemp in a fraught convention fight (with neither man reading the required delegate total and President Bush having to personally sway delegates for the second round), the acronym "SA" proved problematic for a right wing party, an issue which wield set the tone for Buchanan's poor campaign.

    [5] Dole would led a troop surge in Iraq which, combined with the superior startegic planning of the new administration, allowed a quick victory and the capturing of Baghdad. The new administration was going smoothly - until the Vice President's messy divorce led to the revelation he was bisexual, his expulsion from the Republixan Party, and then his resignation as the Republican Party refused to back Dole until she asked him to stand down. He was replaced by Florida governor and fellow moderate Jeb Bush, but the spectre of the "Huffington Affair" hung over the Dole administration, especially as Huffington refused to "repent" for his bisexuality and pledged to run against the President at the next election. In the end with many North eastern republicans voting for Huffingotn/Rice over Dole, and with a general perception of incompetence around the Doke administration with the collapse of the Tech Bubble in 1999 led Joe Biden to victory.

    [6] The Strong America party eventually collapsed over the nomination of "Radical Centirst" Ross Perot in 1996, with the convention unable to agree to his choice of running mate former Buchanan pick Alan Keyes, and two separate conventions all backing their own candidates (the "Atlanta" Convention backed white supremacist David Duke, the "New York" Convention backed Jesse Ventura the former Mayor from Minnesota and the "Official" Conventiom in Detroit backed Keyes). The three way split in the party (it appeared three times on the ballot) led to it being completely anhialated, and three groups went their separate ways with the "Atlanta" Convention forming the activist base which would merge into the Republican Party and form the nucleus of support for "Voters with Values" sixteen ears later.

    [7] Despite being really rather moderate, Joe Biden seemed distinctly radical compared to his two highly bipartisan predecessors, and was initially met with fear, though this was assuaged by his choice of running mate - the moderate Arkansan Democrat Blanche Lincoln who had taken up the mantle of "leader" of the balanced budget faction of the party. Biden would fail at an attempt to implement Universal Helath Care, but would ensure the passage of Universal Health Insurance as well as reforming the tax code and benefits system in the US to better benefit the poor. The 2004 election saw a divided Republican field, with former Dole Vice President Jeb Bush and his brother Governor George Bush of Texas fighting it out for the nomination at the convention, with the older Bush narrowly winning despite their father's intervention. The Republicans, seen as weak, divided, and nepotistic, plummeted in the polls whilst the right wing and moderate factions became increasingly hostile to one another. Winning a second term, Biden went on to pursue the "Comprehensive Nuclear Proliferation Ban" with the USS, France, and Britain's SDP-Labour-Liberal grand coalition under SDP leader Charles Kennedy, which cemented his place as one of the most popular modern Presidents. Although there were murmurs of economic instability by late 2008, this was not apparent. Despite Biden attempting a "Draft Rodham" movement to get prominent Illinois Senator Hillary Rodham to run against Lincoln for the nomination, she refused and Lincoln went on to sweep the primaries against Rodham and Biden Ally Illinois Governor Barack Obama. Her selection of Jim Webb as her running mate and the subsequent pivot to the right alienated many Dmeocrats, whilst centrists were more attracted to former VP Jeb Bush than Lincoln - the war of the two Vice Presidents saw Bush win his home state of Florida narrowly to capture the White House.

    [8] In 2010 everything would come crashing down around Jeb Bush with the economy going into meltdown, and his VP and many allies arguing vehemently against a stimulus package or bailouts despite Bush's instincts. This, and the President's veto of the "Federal Overreach" granted by the "Protection of Traditions Act" (PoTA) barring Gay Marriage on a Federal Level led to a huge rupture in the party. With the economy grinding to a halt and the Democrats winning both houses in 2010, the Bush administration fell apart totally. The refusal of Bush to not seek the nomination in 2012 led the old "Atlanta" faction and the religious right to form their own ticket with VP Pence (once seen as a figure who could heal the rift in the party) and Texas Senator Rick Perry. The Democrats nominated the inspiring Progressive Sonia Sotomayor who chose elder statesman Gerry Brown as her running mate and promised a "Liberal Revolution" and huge spending increases to "save the economy" which nearly caused a rupture in the Democratic Party as her defeated rival Jim Webb defected to the Republicans. Bush would go on to lose the election in a landslide as the VwV ticket won Texas, Alabama, Mississippi and Georgia, whilst the Democrats won traditional Republican states like West Virginia, Arizona and even North Carolina. With VwV candidates challenging many moderate Republican Senators the party was further levelled in Convress, granting the Democrats 58 seats (including pro Democrat independent Bernie Sanders), the Republicans 41 and the Voters with Values party 1 (Perry). Bush became a political exile and one of the most hate men in America as Sotomayor entered the White House.

    [9] Just sixteen years after electing her first female President America has elected her second, but even as she passes a major stimulus package and lobbies for a pro Equal Marriage amendment, only time will tell whether Sotomayor will be more successful than Dole. The extremist National Bolshevik Party threatens democracy in the USS, whilst the National Party in Britain threatens to smash the centrist consensus, and the VwV party looks set to overtake the Republicans in votes at the mid terms. President Sotomayor has plenty of work ahead of her...
     
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