Eine Veränderte Welt: A Changed World

Elections in the American States
Years when presidential elections are held

2016, 2020, 2024, ... | 2015, 2019, 2023, ... | 2014, 2018, 2022, ...

Cascadia holds elections usually every 3 years (2016, 2019, 2022, ...), but snap elections can happen before then, although these elections are for the House of Representatives and therefore Prime Minister, not for president.
The Confederacy of Dixie holds elections every 6 years (2015, 2021, 2027, ...)
Current Ideological parties

There are three major ideologies when it comes to the American States, Unionism, Nationalism, and Independence.
Unionists want to eventually reunite the breakaway American States to reform the United States of America, most Unionist parties are on the left of the political spectrum.
Nationalists want to maintain independence and focus on domestic problems rather than to attempt to reform the United States, most Nationalist parties are on the right of the political spectrum.
As for the Independents, they believe their country is best as independent and don't advocate for the reformation of the United States but are not against the possibility of it in the future. They state politicals aren't largely focussed on reformation, rather on more important domestic problems. Independent parties don't belong to either side of the political spectrum.
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2020 Federated States presidential election
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The 2020 Federated States presidential election was held on November 3, 2020, to elect the president of the Federated States. The Federated government had been in exile in Washington D.C. since the end of the Third American Civil War in 2019. Incumbent Democratic president Sally Q. Yates was defeated by Independent politician Susan Rice.

With the defeat of the Federated States against the Dixie Rebellion in the Third American Civil War, the Federated government was in exile in the capital of Washington D.C. after the Dixites failed to capture the city and the ending of hostilities after the signing of the Alexandria Ceasefire. With the Federated government still maintaining governance over the Delmarva peninsula. Mass-homelessness became a major subject during the campaign as the city's population nearly doubled to a million people due to the mass refuge crisis after many fleed Dixie.

Rice was blocked by the Democratic party's establishment to enter the primary, due to the party backing Yates for the nomination and presidency. Yates' willingness to postpone the election by 2 years in 2018 caused many to believe she was grasping onto power. Rice was able to get onto the ballot by getting enough signatures in order to qualify.

Both candidates hoped to gain the massive Virginian vote, due to 70% of refugees beings from that state. Rice selected Secretary of State Tim Kaine, while Yates chose Mayor Kerry Donley of Alexandria.

Rice would go on to be elected the next president, getting a majority of the overall vote and that of the African-American community. Rice would become the first African-American and fourth woman to become president of the United States and/or the Federated States.
2020 Great Lakes presidential election
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The 2020 Great Lakes presidential election was held on November 3, 2020, to elect the president of the Great Lakes Union. The incumbent president, Chet Culver, of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL) was defeated by Speaker of the House Paul Ryan.

Culver, as vice president, became president after the resignation of President Al Franken in 2018, due to allegations of sexual abuse/harassment while as a senator. After being Impeached by the Republican majority House, possible removal in the Senate, and pressure from the party establishment, Franken announced his resignation on March 2, 2018.

The surprise rise of Libertarianism in the country caused Paul Ryan, the Republican nominee, to chose Libertarian-Republican Michelle Bachmann to gain the Libertarian vote from Justin Amash. Culver and the DFL had fallen in popularity and party fatigue since having controlled the presidency sine the countrys indpedence in 2006. Culver attempted to appeal to rural, farmer voters. But a stagnating economy throughout Culvers term pull those voters towards the Republicans.

Paul Ryan would go on to be elected the next President of the Great Lakes Union, with Bachmann becoming the first female vice president.
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2020 American Union presidential election
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The 2020 American Union presidential election was held on November 3, 2020. Interim President Donald Trump was able to defeat National American nominee Joe Biden. Trump will be the first full-term president of the American Union since it gained independence from Canada on July 4 of the same year.

After the American Union gained independence from Canada after a referendum was held in 2016, the Incorporated American States didn't achieve independence for nearly 4 years after the vote. Being the leader of the Patriotic American party, Donald Trump became the Interim President until elections were held in November.

The American Union under President Trump sought trade agreements with both the Midwestern Union and the Dixie Confederacy, the trade talks with Dixie being criticized by the media and Nationals as supporting a racist and authoritarian country. Trump defended his actions as a means to support the economy and expand trade while the country was in a recession. The Patriots accused Biden of being "unpatriotic" after they formed a coalition government with the Progressives whilst the Union was still a part of Canada. Claiming Biden was a "socialist" and "communist". Biden stated, "I worked with PM Sanders to achieve our goals of independence once and for all. We were sadly not fully successful due to the fact that our new America lacks strong standing allies and trade partners due to Trumps' unwillingness to cooperate during negotiations."

Vice President John Kasich declined to be Trump's running mate, believing that, "his anti-immigrant, racist, and authoritarian language is the wrong direction for the successor state to the United States." Kasich would endorse Biden as a result.

An "October surprise" occurred after the murder of Franklin Johnson to a Pittsburg police officer on October 19, sparking nation-wide protests calling for police reform. Trump supported the police whilst the protests turned into violence after he sent in federal troops in the major cities. Biden stressed the importance of police accountability and reform, whilst forgoing defunding the police.

Many votes were against Biden for being seen as an establishment politician and for his coalition government with the Progressives in Canada, causing low poll numbers leading into the campaign. But after the Johnson killing, public support, especially in the Black community, dramatically went to Biden. The race then became close and the polls believed it to be a toss-up.

Once the results came in, it was believed that Biden had won by a margin of fewer than 10,000 votes. But as mail-in-ballots, most believed to be from elderly people unable to vote on election day, pulled the vote back for Trump. On Saturday, November 7, Joe Biden conceded the race to Donald Trump.
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2020 Bolivian general election
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The 2020 Bolivian general election was held on 10 November 2020. Evo Morales defeated incumbent president Carlos Mesa after previously running in the past 2 elections. Having barely gained enough votes to avoid a runoff, Protests and demonstrations have occurred throughout the country. Morales is set to be sworn in as president on 5 December.

The Mesa presidency had been seen as corrupt and authoritative, Morales and his Socialist Movement had existed for decades, but anti-socialist/communist sentiment in the country failed to appeal to many. After the economic fallout of the Second Great Depression, socialism in the country began to gain appeal. After two terms of Carlos Mesa starting after the 2010 election, public outrage over the continued economic stagnation caused many to support Morales.

Socialist and anti-Mesa parties united formed an alliance against those of Pro-Mesa, Conservative, and establishment liberal parties. After the results were announced, Morales' and Mesa's supporters began to flood the streets. Street fights and demonstrations occurred around the country, with Mesa sending in the military to deal with the situation.
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The Bolivian Emergency, 2020
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The Bolivian Military under General Carlos Orellana Centellas overthrows President Mesa and installs himself as Interim President to prevent Evo Morales from being inaugurated. Morales is able to go to the western mountain regions and begins a guerrilla campaign against Centellas. The Second Soviet Union begins to assist the Morales guerrilla fighters, beginning the Bolivian Emergency. The National Government under President Carlos Mesa still has support and control over the western departments, although divisions between the parties and political leaders endanger the unity of the government.
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Secretaries General of the European Union; EU Information

The European Parliament is the legislative body of the European Union, the members of the European Parliament (MEPs) vote and debate on proposed legislation. Any bill has to be co-signed by at least 2 other members from 2 other countries in order for it to be considered to be brought to the floor for a vote. The Secretary-General and the 2 deputy-secretaries decide on which legislation should be brought to the floor for debate. A simple majority of MEPs is required for a bill to pass, not be vetoed by the Union Council, and then enforced by the European Commission.

The Union Council is composed of the democratically elected heads of state of the member states (or to a person they delegate the responsibility to), with the council’s presidency randomly rotating among all those heads of state. The main function of the council is to represent the interests of the countries that councilors represent, with each country having one, equal, vote. The council can veto any legislation passed by the parliament if ⅓ of councilors believe it necessary, with a majority needed to officially veto.

The European Commission is comprised of a group of 15 commissioners, headed by the Commission President. The members of the Commission are nominated by the Council President and voted in by the parliament. The Commission’s responsibility and function are to execute and enforce the laws of the EU, which are passed by the Parliament.

Ascension of member states into the European Union

European Economic Cooperation Agreement (EECA)
1964 (Founded) -
Belgium, Catalonia, France, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Rhineland, United Kingdom
1969 - Italian Republic, Papal States
1977 - Portugal
1980 - Malta

European Union (EU)
1983 (Founded) -
EECA Member States (excluding the Rhineland, reunited with Germany), Denmark, North Finland, Norway, Schleswig-Holstein and Hamburg, Sweden
1989 - Ireland, Northern Ireland
1993 - Greece
1995 - Romania, Yugoslavia
2001 - Albania
2002 - Bavaria, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, Saxony
2009 - Austria
2012 - Bulgaria
2021 - Iceland
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Union of American States; UAS Information (2021)

(Member states in light blue, observer states in dark blue)

Union Presidency, Congress, Supreme Court: Washington, D.C., Federated States
Union Monetary Reserve and Mint (MRM): Denver, Colorado, Deseret

Current Major Leadership
Union President:
Scott Walker (Great Lakes)
Union MRM Chief Director: Elizabeth Ashburn Duke (FSA)
Union House Speaker: Steve Stockman (Texas)
Union Majority Senate Leader: Dave Heineman (Prairie)
Union Chief Justice: Roger Gregory (FSA)

The Union of American States (UAS) is an international organization that consists of the Deseret, Florida, Great Lakes Union, Midwestern Union, Montana, Louisiana, Prairie Union, Texas, and the Federated States of America (FSA). The UAS was brought into effect on July 4, 2010, the organization's main purpose is to ensure the economic stability of the former American states in the aftermath of the collapse of the United States, at the time of its collapse it was the largest economy in the world. With the USD being the largest reserve currency, it would remain as the currency of the member states.

The Union Congress, composed of the Union House of Representatives and Union Senate, is the main political body of the organization, but it yields very little power and is essentially a ceremonial body representing the hopeful reunification of the United States. It has the ability to vote on and pass legislation, with the signature of the Union President who is directly elected by the citizens in the member states, but there is no effective way of enforcing the law and member states aren't legally required to follow any legislation that is passed.

The former United States Constitution is the legal document that all member states are legally bound to follow, with the amendment process needing three-fourths of state legislatures (not member states, but internal states), and three-fourths of members in both the Union House and Senate for the amendment to come into effect. With the judicial review of the laws passed by member states being the responsibility of the Union Supreme Court, but like the Union Congress, member states aren't legally required to abide by the court's rulings.

The Union Monetary Reserve and Mint (MRM) is the main monetary body of the union, ensuring that the USD is a stable currency, inflation is stable, handles monetary policy, and handles the print and production of banknotes and coins. The Chief Director is nominated by the union president and is voted on by the union senate, requiring a two-thirds majority for confirmation, whilst the other member's Board of Directors assists the chief director in executing policy only need a majority vote. Member states are more inclined to follow most of the MRM's policies, as if they don't it risks the collapse of the USD. It remains largely out of the politics of the union, ensuring their monetary policy is based on financial and economic knowledge, rather than based on political influence.

After the Second World War, the Second American Civil War, and the Second Reconstruction Era, the United States would return to a time of isolationism, except in the Americas where it would still have a large military, diplomatic, and economic influence. With the beginning of the Great Recession in the late 1990s the United States experienced a stagnating economy, high inflation, and unemployment. The failed economic policies of President Ron Paul are believed to be the main cause of the secession of states and the collapse of the United States.

With the Federate exile in D.C. and Delmarva in 2019, the de facto leading country of the union, the unifying country has been left void. The Midwestern Union has the largest economy, but both Texas and the Great Lakes still remain the other major member states. Although no country has wide calls to dissolve the union, more nationalist and non-unification politicians are gaining power in the member states, causing concern over whether the United States will ever be reformed.

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During the Cold War in this timeline, what civil unrest, terrorism and insurgencies occurred in the US and around the world? And awesome timeline by the way! :)
During the Cold War in this timeline, what civil unrest, terrorism and insurgencies occurred in the US and around the world? And awesome timeline by the way! :)
Thank you for the comment!

There weren't really any insurgencies in the US, the whole Civil Rights Movement still happened though.
As for the rest of the world, there were various communist, Islamic, and nationalist civil wars and insurgencies throughout the Silent War (Cold War TTL). Here is a link to the most conflicts that have occurred in TTL, both before, during, and after the Silent War (Although it's incomplete it does have a lot of conflicts).

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What about in California since it’s somewhat draconian? As in the nations in America but are independent during the Cold War? Any differences in the civil rights movement? As in the status of the Black Panther Party?
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List of Governors-General of Cascadia
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Unlike other Commonwealth countries, Cascadia holds direct-elections for Governor-General as a way to appease the republicans after Cascadians voted to join the British Royal Commonwealth in 1982. They have mainly ceremonial rules and duties but are constitutionally the commander-in-chief of the Cascadian armed forces and their signature is required when legislation is passed in the Congress. With their veto on any legislation requiring a ⅔ majority override in the Senate. Cascadian governors-general have more constitutional powers than that of other Commonwealth countries as they are elected directly by the people and are comparable to presidents in a non-monarchal parliamentary democracy.

Although the cabinet appointments of the Cascadian federal government are usually chosen by the prime minister, the governor-general must approve of their nominations, causing PMs to nominate representatives or others that can be most likely approved by the governor-general. But given that both the premiership and governorship have been under leftist governments for roughly the past 2 decades, cabinet appointments haven't been a heated topic.

The governor-general acts as the Executive Branch of the federal government, working with the prime minister and cabinet to execute and enforce the laws and constitution of Cascadia.

The governor-general is elected in a 2 round voting system where all candidates run in the same election in the first round, with the top 2 candidates advancing to the second round with the winner gaining the most votes on the second election day. They are limited to a single 6-year term.

The president of the senate also simultaneously holds the office of lieutenant-governor of Cascadia, deputy of the governor-general. In the case of G-G vacancy, the senate president becomes the governor-general as was the case when Bill Bradbury became governor-general after the passing of Marguerite Ray.
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What about in California since it’s somewhat draconian? As in the nations in America but are independent during the Cold War? Any differences in the civil rights movement? As in the status of the Black Panther Party?
Since the end of the Reagan presidency, California has returned to democracy.

As for countries in the Americas, some allied with either the capitalist west or communist east during the Silent War same as in OTL.

The Civil Rights Movement, for what I've planned so far, is longer and more violent after the white nationalist, bellicist governance during the Second World War. The Second Reconstruction Era was difficult to enforce after the return of the Federals and the defeat of the Bellicist government. Civil rights legislation was stalled and Black rights groups became more militant (as MLK died whilst hiding in a basement during the war, think Anne Frank in OTL). Antidiscrimination laws based on race are not as effective ITTL as in OTL as a result.

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So basically civil unrest and some terrorism from the militant black rights groups?