Hail, Britannia

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Also Kitara.
 

Missouri is a federal dominion of nine provinces, all of which are self-governing and share sovereignty with the federal government. Spanning the Midwest and much of the Great Plains, what is now Missouri was one of the last regions of North America settled by Europeans, and remained sparsely populated until the mid to late 19th century. The modern dominion was formed in 1867, when the crown colonies of Osage, Iowa and Kansas agreed to unite to form the Commonwealth. The province of Nebraska was created at the same time from the vast unorganised Midwest Territories. The self-governing colonial provinces of Minnesota and Colorado, declined the initial proposals to join the Commonwealth, with each hoping to establish themselves as self-governing dominions, however the terms of the 1876 Acts of Union, which formed the United Empire, brought both provinces into the Commonwealth with favourable terms. In 1890, the final three provinces of Dakota, Montana and Wyoming were formed, having initially joined to the Commonwealth in 1876 as districts of the unorganised Midwest Territories, before being elevated to territories and finally self-governing provinces.

Similar to the Columbian and Canadian federal systems, under the Constitution of Missouri, the nine provinces retain plenary legislative power except on matters reserved for the federal or imperial parliaments. Any change to the agreed division of powers between the federal government and the provinces requires a constitutional amendment, and the provinces have a great deal of power relative to the federal government, with jurisdiction over many public goods such as health care, education, welfare, and intra-provincial transportation. Like subdivisions in other federal dominions, they receive "transfer payments" from the federal government to pay for these, as well as exacting their own taxes.

Missouri is a large and diverse dominion, with English and Minnesotan having official status at the federal level, while French, German, Spanish and the various Native American languages are recognised minority languages. Minnesotan is a creolised Scandinavian language descended from Danish and Swedish settlers, and is widely spoken in the provinces of Minnesota and Dakota. Midwest German is widely spoken in rural communities across Dakota and Montana, where it is a recognised official language, however the number of speakers is declining. German was widely spoken in Colorado prior to the 1920s, but since then has declined, with only 3,000 speakers left as of the 2011 census. Dialects of French were once widely spoken throughout Missouri, owing to its former status as a French colonial territory, however the only surviving variety of French is that spoken throughout the province of Osage. Spanish is widely spoken in parts of Colorado, where nearly 20% of the population are of Hispanic descent, a legacy of immigration from Latin America, while Native American languages are spoken in pockets across the northern provinces.





1) Why is Wyoming not named differently?
2) What is the Minnesotan language?
 

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Speaking of party leaders, I'm excited to see a list of historical party leaders.

Hopefully this weekend!

Thanks for this! Would love to see more about England, Wales, Ireland, and Cornwall soon.

Got an election for Cornwall pending a write up :)

Partial WorldA of TTL, showing the Empire. Please ignore everywhere else. I probably messed up Ohio Country and England proper.
Also Kitara.

Looking good :) this might help with some of the North American borders, credit to @Reepicheep for the original.


1) Why is Wyoming not named differently?
2) What is the Minnesotan language?
OTL Minnesota is known for having a large population of Scandinavian heritage. Here, they form their own creole language.

1. Wyoming gets its name ITTL throught similar reasons to OTL.
2. Minnesotan is a blended creolised East Scandinavian language desended from the Scandinavian settlers who first colonised the region. It's mainly a blend of Danish and Swedish, with some Norwegian and Finnish influences, and an alphabet very similar to Danish.

As if there wasn't already enough of a reason to want to live in this TL!!

Indeed :D
 
Same here, I was interested to know if you could do infoboxes for, as in the 3rd post, Joe Biden, Mike Pence (Trump's already done), Jo Jorgensen, Howie Hawkins, and let's say Kamala Harris?
It will be interesting to see Harris's career in this universe. Her father was born in Jamaica, her mother in India, she herself was born in California, and she spent several years of her life in Quebec, and even graduated high school there.
 

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Are you gonna do an infobox on Joe Biden?:cool:
Same here, I was interested to know if you could do infoboxes for, as in the 3rd post, Joe Biden, Mike Pence (Trump's already done), Jo Jorgensen, Howie Hawkins, and let's say Kamala Harris?
It will be interesting to see Harris's career in this universe. Her father was born in Jamaica, her mother in India, she herself was born in California, and she spent several years of her life in Quebec, and even graduated high school there.
Don't forget Kanye West!

I have wikiboxes for Biden, Harris, Jorgensen and Hawkins in the works plus their write ups. Also a redux of Trump and something for McCain and Bush Sr.

I believe this hasn’t been asked yet—what did Ronald Reagan’s career look like here?

Reagan moves to New York ITTL, specifically Ridgefield (OTL Fort Lee) the centre of the British film industry in North America, to follow his acting career. He becomes relatively influential in New York politics, but chooses to stick with acting as his primary career rather than chase life as a politician. He becomes a prominent member of TTLs Screen Actors Guild and a labour union activist.
 
Oh Japan could be very interesting in this history, with China being the Far East going up to and during WW2, so the Anglo-Japanese alliance should still have been active.

I wonder if the Anglo-Portuguese alliance and Anglo-Japanese alliance could possibly merged in this timeline.

Finally I wonder if someone in British Royal family and the Imperial Japanese family (minor royal obviously, maybe a TL created child) would marry in this TL, maybe meet during the war or just after it (war conference, diplomatic mission, etc).
 
Reagan moves to New York ITTL, specifically Ridgefield (OTL Fort Lee) the centre of the British film industry in North America, to follow his acting career. He becomes relatively influential in New York politics, but chooses to stick with acting as his primary career rather than chase life as a politician. He becomes a prominent member of TTLs Screen Actors Guild and a labour union activist.
So Reagan retains a left-wing point of view ITTL?
 
What's Japan like?

It was mentioned at some point that Korea and Manchuria are still both dependent on Japan. So I would assume that they never went against the Western powers and weren’t as expansionist.
The Asian front of WW2 was flipped, China was expansionist and Japan was attacked.
China infobox (+ write-up): https://www.alternatehistory.com/forum/threads/hail-britannia.423117/page-59#post-17816941
East Asian War / Bombings of Shanghai and Tianjin: https://www.alternatehistory.com/forum/threads/hail-britannia.423117/page-61#post-17831683
 

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What's Japan like?
Oh Japan could be very interesting in this history, with China being the Far East going up to and during WW2, so the Anglo-Japanese alliance should still have been active.

I wonder if the Anglo-Portuguese alliance and Anglo-Japanese alliance could possibly merged in this timeline.

Finally I wonder if someone in British Royal family and the Imperial Japanese family (minor royal obviously, maybe a TL created child) would marry in this TL, maybe meet during the war or just after it (war conference, diplomatic mission, etc).
It was mentioned at some point that Korea and Manchuria are still both dependent on Japan. So I would assume that they never went against the Western powers and weren’t as expansionist.
The Asian front of WW2 was flipped, China was expansionist and Japan was attacked.
China infobox (+ write-up): https://www.alternatehistory.com/forum/threads/hail-britannia.423117/page-59#post-17816941
East Asian War / Bombings of Shanghai and Tianjin: https://www.alternatehistory.com/forum/threads/hail-britannia.423117/page-61#post-17831683

I'm assuming Japan is opened up by Britain in a similar fashion to OTL. Actually prior to the mid-1920s, Japan is much as OTL, with the exception of a continuing Anglo-Japanese Alliance (the result of no USA to draw Britain's allegiances in the Pacific). The First Sino-Japanese War is fought to a stalemate, blunting Japan's power projection and influence for a time, so Corea doesn't suffer the same fate as OTL in terms of direct Japanese influence, and it remains a Kingdom under the House of Yi. The Second Sino-Japanese War (during the First World War) sees Manchuria secure its independence with Japanese aid, but the major Chinese-Japanese clashes are only at sea which are still inconclusive.

A more aggressive and nationalist China, with better industry than OTL, means Japan was beaten back during the Chinese Wars of Expansions from their gains in the early 20th century. I think prior to 1946, Japan was quasi-fascist with a government much like OTL, but the trauma of the war, specifically the siege mentality of the Battle of Japan, gave rise to democratic and cultural reforms akin to OTL post-war Japan.

Nowadays Japan is much as OTL, a wealthy democratic state. Though it retains a stronger and prominent military, with global influence , and is the leading member of the economic Greater East Asian Cooperative Sphere.

So Reagan retains a left-wing point of view ITTL?

In some respects yes.

Hate to bother, but is there a wikibox in the works for PM Luis Fortuno's cabinet?

There's one in the works. Unfortunately a lot of my time is being taken up by work as I'm currently moving jobs.
 
King Enrique Antonio I of Cuba New

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Enrique Antonio I (12 January 1936 – 28 April 1997) was the King of Cuba from September 1958 to April 1997, the second monarch since the country's independence from the Spanish Antilles. Enrique Antonio's reign of 38 years was the longest of a modern Cuban monarch, and the saw the country's rapid development from relative poverty to a key regional hub for finance, technology and tourism. He is sometimes known as El Ciudadano Rey, or the Citizen King, for his unpretentious style of reigning and the lack of pomp and lavish spending he brought to the Cuban monarchy.

The only child of the Count and Countess of Covadonga, the future King Alfonso Fernando I and his wife Edelmira Sampedro y Robato, a Cuban commoner, Enrique Antonio was born in Miami, Florida in 1936 where his parents had lived since their marriage in 1933. Due to his father's renunciation of his succession rights to the Spanish Antillean throne, from birth he was styled as the son and heir to a count rather than any royal titles. Raised among the families of the Floridian nobility and aristocracy, Enrique Antonio was described as a precocious and active child, and in later life was noted for his distinctive trace of a Floridian accent, love of association football and support of close ties across the straits.

During the Spanish Antillean civil war, in which has father and uncle led revolutionaries in Cuba and Santo Domingo respectively, Enrique Antonio and his mother remained in Miami under the protection of the Floridian government. Following the liberation of Cuba in early 1941, the new Cuban royal family took up official residence at the Royal Palace in Havana. After the coronation of his parents as King and Queen of Cuba on 8 January 1942, Enrique Antonio's father announced that his son would be styled His Royal Highness Infante Enrique Antonio, Duke of Havana, as the heir apparent to the Cuban throne. Regularly appearing with his parents at royal events, Enrique Antonio was publicly educated at primary and secondary schools in Havana before attending the University of Havana, earning a Bachelors degree in geography. The young prince briefly served as an officer in the Royal Cuban Navy from 1957 until his accession to the throne.

At the time of the sudden death of his father on 6 September 1958, Enrique Antonio was serving onboard the José Martí on training maneuvers in the Pacific Ocean near Hawai'i. Upon receiving news of his father's death, the new king was flown by helicopter to Honolulu before flying direct to Havana where his father's coffin lay in state. Enrique Antonio took the oath of office before the Cortes Generales on the 9 September, and was formally coronated as King of Cuba on 12 July 1959. Shortly before his naval career, Enrique Antonio had met Juanita Castro Ruz, sister of the incumbent Prime Minister of Cuba, at a royal ball. Their early courtship was kept secret from the public, due in part to the king's ailing health, and they would only confirm the romance in 1959 after Enrique's accession to the throne. Republicans and conservatives decried the relationship as unconstitutional, accusing Juanita of unduly influencing the king in favour of her brother. Despite the opposition, the pair wold marry in Havana Cathedral on 26 October 1961 and go on to have three children in the 1960s, solidifying the succession to the Cuban throne.

Throughout his reign, Cuba under a radical socio-economic revolution as the country industrialised and modernised. Successive socialist governments launched radical programs of nationalisation and the introduction of univeral healthcare and a social security net. Although a politically neutral monarch, successive historians and biographers have revealed that the king exerted a great deal of influence behind the scenes on everything from social issues to foreign policy. His reign also saw a transformation of Cuban society, including the separation of church and state and the liberalisation of laws around LGBT, divorce and abortion. Despite being an active monarch, making frequent appearances both at home and overseas, the king's health deteriorated in the early 1990s from an undisclosed illness - widely believed to be a form of bone cancer. Curtailing his travel and appearances, the king passed many of his responsibilities to his eldest son and heir, Alfonso Fernando, and largely withdrew from public life. On 11 February 1996, as his condition worsened and required frequent hospitalisation, a formal regency was established.

On 28 April 1997, at the age of 61, the king passed away at the Royal Palace of Havana after suffering from pneumonia, surrounded by his wife and children. Like his parents before him, Enrique Antonio was granted a full state funeral, with his coffin proceeding through Havana from the Royal Palace to the Cathedral of San Cristobal where he was interred. Enrique Antonio was suceeded as king by his son, Alfonso Fernando II.
 
Leaders of the Opposition New

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Leaders of the Opposition (1876–)
11. 1876–1881 Sir William Gladstone (England) (Liberal)
12. 1881–1884 Sir Samuel J. Tilden (Columbia) (Conservative)
13. 1884–1886 Sir John C. Breckinridge (Virginia) (Conservative) (1st)
14. 1886–1889 Adlai Stevenson I (Ohio Country) (Liberal) (1st)
13. 1889–1890 Sir John C. Breckinridge (Virginia) (Conservative) (2nd)
15. 1890–1892 Cornelis Vanderbilt II, 3rd Earl Vanderbilt (Columbia) (Conservative)
14. 1892–1894 Adlai Stevenson I (Ohio Country) (Liberal) (1st)
16. 1894–1906 Henry Campbell-Bannerman (Scotland) (Liberal)
17. 1906–1908 Sir Wilfrid Laurier (Canada) (Liberal)
18. 1908–1911 Arthur Balfour (England) (Conservative)
19. 1911–1915 Sir Joseph Blackburn (Virginia) (Conservative)
00. 1915–1919 Wartime National Government
10. 1919–1926 David Lloyd George (Wales) (Liberal)
11. 1926–1928 Austen Chamberlain (England) (Conservative)
12. 1928–1931 Charles Curtis (Missouri) (Conservative)
13. 1931–1935 James H. Maurer (Columbia) (Social Democratic)
14. 1935–1936 Huey Long† (Louisiana) (Social Democratic)
15. 1936–1940 Clement Attlee (England) (Social Democratic) (1st)
00. 1940–1946 Wartime National Government
16. 1946–1950 Sir Winston Churchill (England) (Conservative)
15. 1950–1951 Clement Attlee (England) (Social Democratic) (2nd)
17. 1951–1955 Norman Thomas (Columbia) (Social Democratic)
18. 1955–1957 Sir Harry Truman (Missouri) (Liberal)
19. 1957–1964 Adlai Stevenson II, 3rd Earl of Bloomington (Ohio Country) (Liberal)
20. 1964–1968 Norman Kirk (New Zealand) (Social Democratic)
21. 1968–1969 Sir Jacob Javits (Columbia) (Conservative)
22. 1969–1976 Enoch Powell (England) (Conservative)
23. 1976–1979 Flora MacDonald (New England) (Conservative)
24. 1979–1981 James Carter (Carolina) (Liberal) (1st)
25. 1981–1981 Garret FitzGerald (Ireland) (Conservative)
26. 1981–1984 Margaret Thatcher (England) (Conservative)
24. 1984–1984 James Carter (Carolina) (Liberal) (2nd)
27. 1984–1987 Tip O'Neill (New England) (Liberal)
28. 1987–1991 Janine Haines (Australia) (Liberal)
29. 1991–1993 James Carter (Carolina) (Liberal)
30. 1993–1995 George H. W. Bush (New England) (Conservative)
31. 1995–1998 Peter Costello (Australia) (Conservative)
32. 1998–2001 George W. Bush (New England) (Conservative)
33. 2001–2002 Richard Gephardt (Missouri) (Liberal)
34. 2002–2006 Tom Daschle (Missouri) (Liberal)
35. 2006–2010 Hillary Clinton (Ohio Country) (Liberal)
36. 2010–2011 Sir Henry Hayes (Ohio Country) (Conservative)
37. 2011–2017 Mitt Romney (New England) (Conservative)
38. 2017–2018 Luis Fortuño (Puerto Rico) (Conservative)
39. 2018–2018 Sylvia Lim (Singapore) (Social Democratic)
40. 2018–2018 Bérénice Laurent (Ohio Country) (Social Democratic)
 
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