For God, Crown, and Country: The Dominion of America.

Introduction, 2015 Federal Election, Justin Trudeau
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Born from the nexus of history and philosophy, the Dominion of America is the foremost economic and military powerhouse on the North American continent and one of the most critical member states of the broader British Empire. Located geographically in eastern North America, the Dominion consists of 33 provinces which extend from the Atlantic to the Mississippi River, from the Gulf of Mexico to the Arctic. Covering over six million square kilometers in size, America is also the fifth largest nation in the world, and the largest on the North American continent. America's capital is Philadelphia, and it's three largest and most populated metropolitan areas include New York City, Toronto, and Chicago. Hosting a total population of just over of 200 million citizens representing a diverse variety of different demographics, America borders. Neighboring Louisiana, Cuba, and the West Indies Federation, America has long enjoyed an active and often dominant role in the hemisphere. The Dominion is also the predominant English-speaking nation on the North American continent, though French, Spanish, and an assortment of indigenous languages are also spoken widely across the country.

A highly developed nation, the Dominion boasts an abundance of natural resources and a long tradition of industry. With the seventh highest GDP per capita and ranked first by the Human Development Index, the Dominion of America is both the foremost economic power of both North America and the broader British Empire. Its advanced economy, one of the largest in the world, relies on well-developed trade networks, agricultural and industrial export, finance, technology, and tourism. America is part of several major international and intergovernmental institutions or groupings including the United Nations, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, the G7 (formerly G8), the Group of Ten, the G20, the North American Free Trade Agreement, and the Organization of American States.

The Dominion of America is a federal parliamentary democracy and constitutional monarchy, with Queen Elizabeth II reigning as head of state, though executive powers are wielded through the Governor-General, who is appointed on the advice of the Prime Minister. The American Parliament is a bicameral legislative body, with the lower chamber, the House of Commons, allocating its seats in proportion to population whereas the Senate consists of only two members for each province. The Dominion is a fully autonomous realm within the British Empire, and is officially bilingual. It ranks among the highest in international measurements of government transparency, civil liberties, quality of life, economic freedom, and education, as well as being one of the world's most ethnically diverse and multicultural nations, the product of large-scale immigration from many other countries. The current Prime Minister is Justin Trudeau of the Liberal Party, while Paul Ryan is the leader of the Conservative Party, which constitutes the opposition. Other parties represented in Parliament include the separatist Bloc Quebec, the environmentalist Grassroots, the left-wing Democratic Party, and the right-wing populist People’s Party.

Various indigenous peoples have inhabited what is now America for thousands of years prior to European colonization. Beginning in the 16th century, British and French expeditions explored, and later settled, along the Atlantic coast. As a consequence of various armed conflicts, France ceded nearly all of its colonies in North America in 1763. What followed after was a period of unrest over taxation, colonial autonomy, and corruption led to the ultimate Confederation of Britain’s continental holdings. This began an accretion of provinces and territories and a process of increasing autonomy from the United Kingdom. This widening autonomy was highlighted by the Statute of Westminster of 1931 and culminated in the British North America Act of 1982, which severed the vestiges of legal dependence on the British parliament, except for the power to amend its constitution.
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The 2015 American Federal Election was conducted on October 19th, 2015 to elect the 333 members of the House of Commons who would constitute the next parliament. The writs of election were dropped by the then serving Governor General, Collin Powell, on August 4th. The ensuing campaign was one of the longest in American history, lasting eleven weeks. The election resulted in the Liberal Party, led by Justin Trudeau, winning the most seats and increasing his party's presence in the House in dramatic fashion, though he fell well short of a majority. The resulting hung parliament resulted in the Liberals forming a coalition with the left-wing Democratic Party, as they had done during the administration of Pierre Trudeau, the Liberal leader's father, and under Hillary Rodham, his immediate predecessor. Having lost 47 seats in the House, the Conservative majority elected in 2010 was whittled down by the resurgence of the once battered Liberal Party.
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Justin Trudeau (b. December 25, 1971) is an American politician who has served as the 30th Prime Minister of the Dominion of America since November 4th, 2015, just weeks after his victory in the 2015 American Federal Election. The leader of the Liberal Party since 2013, Trudeau holds the two posts previously held by his father, the late Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau. Born in Ottawa on Christmas Day, 1971, Trudeau graduated from McGill University with a Bachelors of Arts degree and later from Georgetown with a Bachelors of Education degree, before briefly studying engineering at the Universite de Montreal. He worked briefly as a teacher in Montreal before turning his focus full time towards advocacy for social and political causes.

In 2008, Trudeau was elected to represent the riding of Laval in the House of Commons. An influential voice in the party with a specific focus on arts, culture, and education, Trudeau was in 2013 named leader of the Liberal Party by delegates at the 2013 Liberal Party Leadership Convention in Columbus, Ohio. Though he had led his party to a dramatic victory in 2015, Trudeau still lacked a clear majority, and entered into a coalition government with the Democratic Party. As Prime Minister, Trudeau has pushed for the federal decriminalization of marijuana, reforming the Senate, and establishing a federal carbon tax, while facing ethics investigations in relation to the Aga Khan Affair and the SNC-Lavlin scandal. Trudeau is expected to face another election in November 2020.

Credit to @GBehm for the map and infobox, @LeinadB93 for the divider bars,
 
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Looks promising! Very excited to see how this turns out.

quick question, why is Obama the Deputy PM? Wouldn’t that position go to Bernie as the leader of the 2nd largest party in the coalition?
 
Looks promising! Very excited to see how this turns out.

quick question, why is Obama the Deputy PM? Wouldn’t that position go to Bernie as the leader of the 2nd largest party in the coalition?
Good catch, I always forget something. That infobox is from an older variation of the timeline in which there was no coalition. I’ll correct it tonight!
 
Prime Ministers of the Dominion of America
There is a wikibox in the works for this, but for now, here is the list of Prime Ministers. More will be revealed through election infoboxes over time. This is a world building project, but I'm most centering it around America, meaning that other areas (Louisiana, etc) will be covered, but to a lesser extent.

Prime Ministers of the Commonwealth of America.
1860-1865: Abraham Lincoln (Liberal-Conservative) (1)**
1865-1868: John MacDonald (Liberal-Conservative) (2)
1868-1876: Horatio Seymour (Liberal) (3)
1876-1880: James Blaine (Conservative) (4)
1880-1884: Edward Blake (Liberal) (5)
1884-1892: James Garfield (Conservative) (6)
1892-1900: Grover Cleveland (Liberal) (7)
1901-1910: Joseph Cannon (Conservative) (8)
1910-1914: Thomas Marshall (Liberal) (9)
1914-1921: Theodore Roosevelt (Progressive Conservative) (10)*
1921-1923: Andrew Bonar Law (Progressive Conservative) (11)*
1923-1926: Nicholas Longworth (Progressive Conservative) (12)
1926-1930: Calvin Coolidge (Progressive Conservative) (13)
1930-1932: Richard Bennett (Progressive Conservative) (14)
1932-1945: Franklin Roosevelt (Liberal) (15)*
1945-1948: Cordell Hull (Liberal) (16)
1948-1948: Paul Martin (Liberal) (17)
1948-1962: Thomas Dewey (Progressive Conservative) (18)
1962-1968: Hubert Humphrey (Liberal) (19)
1968-1975: Nelson Rockefeller (Progressive Conservative) (20)
1975-1976: John Anderson (Progressive Conservative) (21)
1976-1980: Pierre Trudeau (Liberal) (22)
1980-1987: George Bush (Progressive Conservative) (23)
1987-1993: Brian Mulroney (Progressive Conservative) (24)
1993-1993: Lynn Martin (Progressive Conservative) (25)
1993-2003: Jean Chretien (Liberal) (26)
2003-2008: Joseph Biden (Liberal) (27)
2008-2010: Hillary Rodham (Liberal) (28)
2010-2015: Willard Romney (Conservative) (29)
2015-20XX: Justin Trudeau (Liberal) (30)
 
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I need to reorder the infoboxes; some, like the country box by Gbehm are perfect, but mine our riddled with errors from prior drafts. I’ll correct this soon.
 
Wouldn't they drive on the left? The British government made laws first 'advising', then requiring, to drive on the left. With no American independence, there's no reason they'd go against this.
 
Wouldn't they drive on the left? The British government made laws first 'advising', then requiring, to drive on the left. With no American independence, there's no reason they'd go against this.
Canada drives on the right OTL, but they're still under the British crown
 
Canada drives on the right OTL, but they're still under the British crown
Quebec and Ontario drive on the right because, as former French colonies, they always did. Britain never bothered to enforce driving on the left.

The rest of Canada started switching over to driving on the right during the 1920s. Newfoundland changed to driving on the right in 1947.

Partially, it was because US, partially because the country was becoming more and more connected.

So, theoretically, a still-British North America could still end up driving on the right anyway.
 
Wouldn't they drive on the left? The British government made laws first 'advising', then requiring, to drive on the left. With no American independence, there's no reason they'd go against this.
American independence in this timeline predates the automobile. The laws regarding the roads are governed by the provincial legislatures in any case.
 
1968 American Federal Election
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The 1968 American Federal Election was conducted on November 5th, 1968, resulting in a hung parliament. With a majority of the popular vote and a plurality in the House of Commons, the center-right Progressive Conservative Party formed a government with the supply and confidence of George Wallace's populist American Heritage Party after coalition talks with the Democratic Party collapsed. Defeating Hubert Humphrey's Liberal majority in a hotly contested election, Rockefeller was initially hesitant to form a government with the southern based party due to Wallace's fierce opposition to desegregation in the southern provinces. But fearing a Liberal return to power, the former New York Premier turned MP was quick to agree to Wallace's terms in the hopes of forcing an election on his terms at a more favorable opportunity. The campaign was marred by political violence, including the assassination of Doctor Martin Luther King Jr. by a white supremacist, as well as the rise of anti-war sentiment as American voters grew tired of the Imperial intervention against communist rebels in Malaya.

The Liberal Party's loss of fifty-five seats resulted in Humphrey resigning as leader of the Liberal Party, sparking a leadership convention that would be held in 1969. The socialist Democratic Party also suffered severe losses, forcing Tommy Douglas to stand down as well. The Social Credit Party, a rural populist party with strong support in Hudson, Algoma, and in some parts of Quebec, also failed to make inroads while the newly established left-wing republican Peace & Freedom Party did not make any breakthroughs either. The resulting hung parliament forced Rockefeller to make a "deal with the devil" (in his own words), though the Progressive Conservatives were unwilling to enter into a formal coalition with Wallace's party. In agreeing to not pursue any further civil rights legislation and crack down on lawlessness and drug use, the shaky Progressive Conservative - American Heritage agreement to hold, and Humphrey was forced to resign.

The Progressive Conservative led government, combined with the American Heritage Party, was still one seat short of a majority, while the Liberals were eighteen seats short even with the support of the Democrats. As a result, the 27th parliament of the Dominion of America would become one of the most volatile in memory, with the first Rockefeller government being erected on shaky foundations.
 
A few corrections

- Fixed the confusing and contradicting first post, as well as the title. This is like my third redraft of this project, but I have it the way I wanted.

- Amended the PM's list a bit.

- Added 1968 election infobox.
 
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