Yes indeed, they are variously described as the "Royal Guard" or "Royal Militia" and are basically TTL's equivalent of the OTL National Guard - they are under the control of the dominions, but can be imperialised during war time or an emergency (i.e. The Troubles).
I hope a Hail Britannia universe version of Allo Allo is not too much to ask for...
I just now realized that "imperialism", as a phrase, will have similar connotations to "federalism" ITTL instead of what it has IOTL.
What about Blackadder or Yes Minister?
why is it william e foster instead of william z foster?The 1937 New England federal election (formally the 22nd New England general election) was held on 14 October 1937 to elect, under the first past the post system, the 215 members of the House of Commons of New England, of the 22nd Parliament. The election was a watershed moment in New England politics, as the incumbent Conservative government of First Minister Frank L. Greene was defeated by Jasper McLevy's Social Democrats, who formed a coalition government with the Liberals.
The election took place as the Great Depression entered its ninth year, and the central issue was the economy. The Conservatives under Greene, in office since the death of Calvin Coolidge in 1933, had done little to stimulate the economy despite being re-elected in 1935 on a platform of financial reforms and economic recovery. Widespread disatisfaction with high unemployment and inaction by the federal government meant voters were unwilling to allow the Conservatives to govern, and support shifted to McLevy's Social Democrats, who had formed the official opposition since 1935. The Liberals, which had historically been one of the two main parties of New England politics, had been reduced to 23 seats at the 1935 election, their worst ever electoral performance.
As Conservative support collapsed in many urban ridings, McLevy and the Social Democrats held steady, seeing a net gain of 32 seats mainly along the Boston-New York corridor, becoming the largest party in the house, but falling 16 seats short of a majority. The Conservative suffered one of their worst electoral defeats, losing 70 seats, and Greene announced his resignation as leader the following day. Under new leader Joseph P. Kennedy, 3rd Duke of Barnstable, the Liberals doubled their number of seats, largely in suburban and semi-rural ridings at the expense of the Conservatives. The Progressives won 2 ridings in Rhode Island, and consolidated their support in Maine and New Brunswick, while the newly formed Social Credit Party won 5 seats, with leader Styles Bridges defeating the Conservative incumbent in Merrimack and the party received strong support in New Hampshire. The left-wing socialist Workers' Action shocked pundits by taking 2 ridings, one each in Connecticut and Massachusetts Bay. A record 7 independent and unaffiliated MPs were elected, 3 under the "Liberal-Progressive" banner.
With no party able to command a majority, at first it seemed New England would have to return to the polls in early 1942. However, with the Conservatives clearly lacking a popular mandate to govern, the Social Democrats and Liberals came to a coalition agreement on 28 October, pledging to introduce financial and market reforms and boost economic recovery, adopting the principles of the "Roosevelt Deal", espoused by Franklin D. Roosevelt of Columbia. McLevy was invited to form a government by the viceroy, and sworn in as the 15th First Minister of New England, with Kennedy as his deputy.
Credit to @Turquoise Blue for the original premise.
 - At the time New England did not have any laws against dual mandates, so although the Duke of Barnstable was a member of the Imperial Council of Lords, he was still eligible to run for election to the House of Commons of New England.
 - At the time Roosevelt was the incumbent First Minister of Columbia.
 - To this day, the Duke of Barnstable is the only peer to have served as either First Minister or Deputy First Minister of New England.
His birth middle-name was Edward. "Z." [which was assumed by many to stand for Zebulon] was, as Forging American communism notes: "When Foster departed for Spokane as Titus's chosen correspondent, it was decided that his name should be embellished with a 'Z.' A friend of Foster's, Harry Ault, later asserted that he had suggested the added initial as a way of adding distinction to the byline 'William Foster.' Titus himself explained that the 'Z' was added so that Foster could be sure of receiving mail that otherwise might be delivered to another 'William E.'"why is it william e foster instead of william z foster?
Styles Bridges as the Social Credit leader is an inspired choice, I have to say.
SoCred Styles Bridges? Wow, somebody finally does something interesting with him.
Just out of curiosity, were there regionalist parties involved at this point, and what was New England's linguistic policy generally like in this period?
why is it william e foster instead of william z foster?
His birth middle-name was Edward. "Z." [which was assumed by many to stand for Zebulon] was, as Forging American communism notes: "When Foster departed for Spokane as Titus's chosen correspondent, it was decided that his name should be embellished with a 'Z.' A friend of Foster's, Harry Ault, later asserted that he had suggested the added initial as a way of adding distinction to the byline 'William Foster.' Titus himself explained that the 'Z' was added so that Foster could be sure of receiving mail that otherwise might be delivered to another 'William E.'"
In this world, because of the alternate path communism took in America, he never left for Spokane, and hence stayed with the label "William E. Foster". It's a small butterfly.
And also, as a native Northwesterner (not that kind of native, though) I like how the Couer d'Alene Mine Wars suddenly became relevant in thread. I wonder if anyone here will do a TTL version.
Without getting too much into current politics, what's the state of Donald Trump's political party here? I know he founded his own breakaway party without much success. Does he still sit in the lords?
Also to throw a few names around, what became of: Henry Wallace, Dwight Eisenhower, Douglas MacArthur, Hubert Humphrey, Tommy Douglas, Eugene McCarthy, Joseph McCarthy, Strom Thurmond, Walter Mondale, and Brian Mulroney?
Probably in ways similar to how OTL Texans like me reconcile with the Revolution, in that we teach that it happened. We also focus on other causes, namely Santa Anna's tyrannyDid something like OTL Jim Crow ever emerge in Texas? Also, how do present-day Texans reconcile with the fact that the Texan Revolution was at least partially motivated by slavery?