Hail, Britannia

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  1. StormStar King-Emperor of the Britannic Empire and Kingdom

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    A couple of Questions, to do with Accra, Capeland and the post that will change due to the ascension of Accra to the UKE and the change to Capeland history to the original post on the Alternate History and maps thread.

    When will Accra be acsend to the 31st Dominion of the UKE in timeline, and will it cause some updates to older post when does I.e. There are now 31 constitutent counties in the UKE not 30, UKE time zones map, etc, etc ?

    As the monarchy of the state of Accra is a completely separate, at the very least on technical level, from the British Monarchy the ascension on Accra will be counted as separate Kingdom joining the United Kingdom and Empire, as such will it become the Thrid state to defined by the name Kingdom in the UKE using Virginia situation as pressident ?

    With the ascension of Acsension of Accra, the number of Commonwealth realms becomes 7, with that I mind and the fact that Game of thrones (which I assuming exists in timeline) is based in the War of the Roses will there be any comparisons in timeline. ( The 7 Kingdoms of Briteros/Britannia/Britannic) ;)

    Also will there be a post on the Commonwealth realms as I am assuming that there level on cooperation between the realms will be greater than better the rest of the commonwealth, due to greater power of the Monarchy in this timeline I.e. Military exercises between the RN and the RCN (Royal Capeland Navy) etc?

    How much of an effect will having Capeland as a Commonwealth realms instead of Commonwealth state have on the older posts due to the deeper relationship between Capeland and UKE that will now exist? For example, is Capeland apart of the Common travel area like Accra, are the Commonwealth states which border Capeland looking to become part of the UKE, Capeland or a Commonwealth realm because of the different situation in timeline, if Capeland was apart of the common travel area would the migrant crisis effected it greatly as it would have been a door way to the UKE and the European Union, if Capeland is apart of the CTA will the Southern Hemisphere parts of the UKE look to or have joined the CTA due to the decreased distance between them and the CTA, etc.
     
  2. Turquoise Blue Blossoming Tibby!

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    Those are great questions. I'll try to respond the best I can ^^.
    Things are in process. Those take time. I have a feeling there'll be a new referendum Empire-wide like there was with Sierra Leone.
    Accra is defined as a "State", and I believe the consensus is for it to continue referring to itself as such.
    You assume there will be such a thing as Game of Thrones here ;)
    The Monarchy is ceremonial, so I don't think there will be that sort of thing. The Commonwealth is the Commonwealth.
    All I can say is watch this space.
     
  3. StormStar King-Emperor of the Britannic Empire and Kingdom

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    In world dominated by Monarchies, where Monarchies are seen as more stable than republics and no USA experiment existed.

    The British Monarchy maybe ceremonial but it far more powerful than OTL. A meeting between the Queens ministers(prime minister) from her different realms could easily set up. Hell, it could be traditional that once per year all her ministers meet with her at the same for combined meetings which would make sense due the massive size of the UKE and Commonwealth.

    The Queen in OTL has commonwealth incentives and I could see that trial runs of certain incentives could be done in the realms before going Commonwealth wide.

    A Commonwealth realm by design has by far closer relationship with the UKE, than a Commonwealth state due to reasons such as culture, government structure and the relationship between head of state and the government being more or less the same.

    The Monarchy in Hail Britannia is stability, relevant and powerful, it isn’t seen as a out dated institution with little to no function as it is seen to be OTL.

    For example, there are rumours that once Queen Elizabeth dies that the Head of Commonwealth will not be Charles and that Australia will become a republic.

    Hersey, of course but the rumours still exist.
    This is a type 2 timeline and Game of Thrones is based on the war of the roses which is pre divergence, so yes.
     
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  4. Arthur Marston Well-Known Member

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    If Doctor Who exists ITTL, then why can't Game of Thrones?:cool:
     
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  5. Threadmarks: Social Credit - It's Rise and Fall

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    "Ugh, what does the Social Credit Party even agree on?"
    - Prime Minister Jacob Koppel Javits (Con.) in 1967

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    SOCIAL CREDIT - ITS RISE AND FALL

    Before the breakdown of British politics in the coming of Mixed-Member Proportional, in the days of the dominance of the Big Three, there was always a fourth choice. This fourth choice in a lot of areas were regionalists, and they continue to persist in their crusade to represent their countries in the Houses of Parliament today. Another option many would have, especially in more suburban and developed areas, were the Progressives - a party commonly seen as "more red than the Liberals, less than the SDP" and often championing minority causes overlooked by the establishment, such as civil rights. The Progressives still exist today as part of the SDP after a merger in the 1980s.

    But if you didn't have a regionalist party worthy of credibility, or lived far away from the suburban lands of Progressive voters, and you wanted to send a message to the Big Three, there was a choice to you.

    Social Credit.

    The general idea of Social Credit, as famously confusing as it was, boiled down to a simple sum "(wage paid to workers) + (price of goods needed) < (price that it had to be sold at to make a profit)". C. H. Douglas, the man who came up with Social Credit, argued that it ended up with workers being unable to afford the goods they made, and thus this caused poverty. This theory was especially popular in rural areas where farmers in the middle of the Great Depression were forced to realise that they sending their crops and lifestock to market would cost more than they would sell for.

    Douglas came up with several policies that he argued would solve the sum, by ensuring workers had more capital to invest in the economy and ensure they would trade better, without turning to socialism. Douglas famously declared in the early 1930s, when a lot of Social Credit parties popped up all around the UE, that partisan politics was not the answer. Much to his dismay, his followers universally ignored his statement and continued to push for names on ballots and manifestos rolled out for Social Credit.

    The 1935 imperial election was the first time an united Social Credit Party of Great Britannia rolled out. Led by Englishman John Hargrave, the idiosyncratic yet charismatic leader of the quasi-scouts pacifist Kindred of the Kibbo Kift, it performed very well, winning several seats in areas the Social Democrats and National Government were unpopular in, especially in rural British-American areas.

    The first batch of Creditors in the Imperial Parliament was a motley bunch. All inspired by C. H. Douglas, but it was clear the interpretation was wildly different. Hargrave, seen as on the party's "left" for his die-hard pacifism and opposition to racism and sexism, was forced to apply a light whip to maintain party unity with the more conservative elements of the party. This would lead many comic satirists to resurrect an old Oscar Wilde joke to refer to the Social Credit Party

    Lady Bracknell - "What is your politics?"
    John Hargrave - "I've afraid I have none, I am a Social Creditor."


    The 1937 election, called in the wake of the Abdication Crisis, almost wiped out the Social Credit Party before it established itself. Over its almost two years in Parliament by that point, the party split its votes for a lot of bills and consistently pushed for monetary reform that even with some interest, the other parties universally rejected. And their incoherent response to the Crisis meant that they lost a lot of their seats in the election, much to the secret delight of Sir Walter George who held a deep loathing for them.

    Hargrave resigned in the aftermath of the election, and a balding, gruff pastor from the west took charge - William Aberhart (known to many as "Bible Bill" for his die-hard Christian views). Aberhart rejected Hargrave's light whip system, and rather oriented the party more around their economic policies, while emphasising "family values" and emphasising God, creating a perception that on social issues, Social Credit was the most conservative of the "significant parties" [SDP, Libs, Cons, Progs, SoCred].

    The German-speaking Aberhart also created an unusual coalition of soft-regionalists by opposing the government's proposal for an universal education scheme, pointing out that it would "silence the many languages from our land". This would lead to the 1945 election returning some SoCred MPs from Alaska, Quebec, Acadiana and Florida, and in Scotland Edwin Scrymgeour, an independent Prohibitionist former MP won his seat on the Social Credit line before dying two years later and forcing a by-election the Creditors lost.

    But Aberhart wouldn't live to see this, dying in 1943 in the midst of the war. The leadership went to an obscure Westralian MP who won his seat in an upset in 1937 and proved a rather uncontroversial choice - Charles North. North would prove a "silent workhorse" unlike Hargrave and Aberhart. A "moderate" in the party, he spent the next 13 years encouraging growth in Social Credit parties, no matter their inclinations. It was under his leadership that the Southron Credit Party was established, the Carolina branch of the SoCreds, and one very much focused on farmers and social evangelicalism. But he also oversaw the growth of the New Zealand Country Party as it shifted from orthodox theory to a more left-wing model.

    Social Credit always had three streaks in it, the "reformists" which were on the party left and united monetary theory with social reforms, the "free-marketeers" which saw Social Credit as the best way to guard capitalism against the godless socialists and the far-right "Douglasites" which, well, thought that it would be the best way to stop the (((bankers))) from undermining the economy. North was a free-marketeer, yet he had the perhaps misguided idea of "no enemies under the Social Credit banner".

    With outright fascist parties being banned after the Second World War, a lot of would-be far-right people joined the Social Credit Party instead, raising suspicion with many people. North in his long leadership would insist that all the reports of Social Credit MPs talking about stopping "Jewish banks" were nothing but exaggeration and anyway, when it was obviously true [aka politically toxic], he kicked the guilty MP out.

    By the late 1950s, Social Credit was at a high. The SDP and Liberals were both facing a blowback from their long time in coalition, the Progressives was struggling and the Conservatives firmly on the centre ground with Robert Menzies. Things were looking good for the Social Credit Party. And then the 1959 election came. A huge Social Credit surge that saw them win almost 20% of the vote. Menzies declaring that he would offer the chance of "joining government to show the people what they can do" to the Social Creditors. North was by this time just retired, but he had a key part in negotiation.

    The leader of the Social Credit Party by this time was Ernest Manning. Keenly ready to take the Creditors into government, he oversaw the silent "deprioritising" of many old monetary reform ideas, and instead replaced it with more social conservatism. This created an outcry with more die-hard monetary reformists on the party's left and far-right that threatened to bring down the second Menzies ministry before it started. Manning relented and Menzies ultimately ended up putting a National Dividend in his budget, one that strained relations with more laissez-faire Tories who saw Social Credit as just baloney.

    This would be the start of the party's troubles. The luxury of Opposition meant that the party could be as incoherent as it needed to be, and still broadly get away with it if they put on an united face at campaign time. The heat of government hurt their appeal and once Jacob Javits took over, he called a snap election which he hoped would deal with the Creditors for good. Unfortunately for both Javits and Social Credit, the arithmetic that emerged, even with a much shrunk Social Credit Party, only offered one possible coalition choice what with the Liberals very much unwilling to join the Tories and the SDP, well, the purple coalition was still very much unthinkable in 1964. Manning ended up, after much grievances with well, Javits' not being Protestant [that's a big understatement], agreeing to a continuation of the coalition.

    Javits was an One Nation Tory who found that he could agree very much with the left of the Social Credit Party, but he very much despised the hard-right for being "Nazis in green shirts". Much to Manning's displeasure, Javits could be found chatting with the Social Credit Party's left-wing "Fellowship" MPs [of people such as the young wunderkind Bruce Beetham and long-time activist and military officer John Loverseed] more than with the Social Credit Party's establishment. The thing that brought down the Javits ministry was civil rights. A Jew from New York, Javits always held civil rights as a cause he would champion, and plenty of Fellowship MPs would applaud him, but the SoCred establishment as a whole insisted on "dominion rights".

    Part of Manning's willingness to go hardline on this was his worry that the SoCreds would be increasingly competed on the right by the rising newly-created Heritage Party that in the last Carolina election, wiped out the Southron Credit Party to just one sole seat. Javits called a vote of confidence in his government, to test just how much Manning would go on this, and ended up losing it as the right-wing of the Creditors as well as the right-wing Tories sided with the Opposition to bring down his government.

    The 1968 election was unforgiving to the Social Credit Party. Shackled with a government that was being seen as pro-civil rights, yet voted to bring it down due to their opposition to such, both left and right voters abandoned Social Credit. The Fellowship MPs increasingly became more and more a separate party and more tied with environmentalism and human rights, while the more die-hard soc-cons quickly defected to the Heritage Party.

    And Aberhart's regionalist coalition shattered as Manning's statements on faith led to a split on religious lines as Real Caouette took the non-Protestant free-marketeers out to form the second Independent Social Credit Party, but he later labelled it "Democratic Party for Social Credit", leading to the 68 election being even more of a massacre than it would have been otherwise. The 1969 leadership election was between the Fellowship champion Sir John Loverseed and a moderate free-marketeer Missourian by the name of Al Quie. Quie narrowly won, and the Fellowship MPs left to form the Fellowship Party, which was for most of the 70s heavily reliant on the Progressives' support to get in Parliament, and by 1980 stood alone for the first time under a new name and a new identity [and getting burgeoning dominion Green parties' support in the process] - the Green Party.

    Quie was a believer in monetary reform theory, but he was still a Conservative and was indeed just elected as one. This led to some grumbling with the die-hard purists who felt that decades moving away from Douglas' theory has undermined the party. And of course, some on the party's far-right [that haven't left for Heritage] insisted that this was because (((bankers))) have interfered with the party. Quie, full well knowing the Social Credit Party was tainted, reached out to Caouette's Democrats and proposed a "Confederation of Regions". Monetary theory would of course still be in the party, but the rebrand would allow the party to refound itself on a new, more coherent ground. Caouette accepted.

    Some bitter die-hard people went and founded the Continuity Social Credit Party, but once all the important Social Credit parties by that time accepted the merger, they became irrelevant. The Confederation of Regions would increasingly become more and more a party for rural interests and social conservatism as Douglas' theories were left on the shelf, gathering dust, and when the party rebranded as the Populist Alliance for Democracy, the book was burnt.

    However, it would have a legacy as some people remember the 1960s and the days of the National Dividend [before it was repealed sharpish by the SDP government before the economy started to tank as a result], so by the 2010s, when a young fresh-faced Asian-British chap started talking about bringing back the National Dividend, but doing it "right" this time, as a "Citizens' Dividend" and doing it as Universal Basic Income, those people certainly listened.

    Leaders of the Social Credit Party of Great Britannia
    John Hargrave (England, Great Britain) 1935-1937
    William Aberhart (Alberta, Canada) 1937-1943*
    Charles North (Westralia) 1943-1956
    Ernest Manning (Alberta, Canada) 1956-1969
    Al Quie (Minnesota, Missouri) 1969-1971
     
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  6. Wayside If It Were Up To Me

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    ...and with that last post, I have officially finished re-reading this glorious piece of work! Looking forward to lots and lots and lots of rural Canadian riding details. :closedeyesmile:
     
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  7. Turquoise Blue Blossoming Tibby!

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    There are one other thing that I do want to show you all.

    It'll help put all of this Empire thing in a different light, one that we do want to emphasise a bit more.

    That'll come at the weekend.
     
  8. StormStar King-Emperor of the Britannic Empire and Kingdom

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    Here’s a question how much is the BE/Commonwealth compared to the Roman Empire, with Pax Britannia in this timeline beginning in the late 18th and still going on in present day.

    It has fought of challengers of the French Republic (Napoleone), the German Empire, Nazi Germany, the Chinese Republic and the first version of the Soviet Union. Only the second version of the Soviet Union still exists as a direct challenger.

    Also, unlike the Roman Empire the BE has managed to evolve and stabilise in the late 20th to early 21st centuries.
     
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  9. Arthur Marston Well-Known Member

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    I'm surprised Ukrainian isn't on the list of official languages.
     
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  11. Threadmarks: Premiers of Athabasca

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    Bit of housekeeping to tide you over while I finish the write ups for the next few Canadian provinces.

    I'll also get round to answering your questions soon :)

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    Premiers of Athabasca (1912–)
    11. 1912–1920 James Cornwall (Liberal majority)
    12. 1920–1924 Jean Côté (Liberal majority)
    13. 1924–1925 Joseph Nolin† (Liberal majority)
    14. 1925–1932 Deakin Hall (Liberal majority)
    15. 1932–1937 William Hayhurst (National majority)
    16. 1937–1940 Jules Marion (Liberal majority)
    17. 1940–1943 Leslie Walter Lee (Progressive majority)
    18. 1943–1948 Louis Marcien Marion (Liberal majority)
    19. 1948–1957 Lucien Maynard (Social Credit majority)
    10. 1957–1968 Antonio Aloisio (Social Credit majority)
    11. 1968–1975 Allan Ray Guy (Liberal majority)
    12. 1975–1982 Grant Notley (Progressive majority)
    13. 1982–1989 Al Adair (Conservative majority)
    14. 1989–1993 Norm Weiss (Conservative majority)
    15. 1993–1999 Frederick John Thompson (Progressive majority)
    16. 1999–2013 Pearl Calahasen (Conservative majority)
    17. 2013–2017 Hector Goudreau (Conservative majority)
     
  12. Pokemon Master What's it to you?

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    @LeinadB93 If down the line you get to Columbia, I could help you out with anything that covers NJ
     
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  13. LeinadB93 Just Leinad

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    Hit a bit of writers block with Saskatchewan... So I'll answer your questions:

    Exactly that.

    Capeland, or to give it it's formal name the "United Provinces of the Cape", is a Commonwealth realm. I've got an updated election map done. I just need to create a country box and write up.

    It was indeed varied. In Carolina it was federal and state, although the Bahamas noteiceable escaped the worst effects. Louisiana is more... complicated... given the lingustic and ethnic mess in the "artificial" dominion

    My intention is to go back and update the posts that are affected.

    This is in much the same way the OTL Monarchy of Ontario is different to the Monarchy of Canada or Quebec. The spearate Accran monarchy will simply be absorbed into the British monarchy as another subsidiary title.

    Accra will remain the "State of Accra" when it accedes.

    I think the realationship between the different realms varies, and largely occurs through the Commonwealth of Nations. Accra and Kenya are closely tied militarily and economically to the Empire. Patagonia is part of the Common Defence Pact, but has strong economic ties with Latin America. Capeland, Zimbabwe Rhodesia, and Zambia are non-aligned militarily and largely do their own thing, but there are strong economic links. The Philippines are economically closer to South and East Asia but part of the Common Defence Pact for protection.

    Indeed, watch this space.

    Briefly - there is a deeper relationship between Capeland and the Empire, but the former is Nonaligned internaitonally. Capeland isn't part of the CTA, but it and Patagonia are both seen as candidates to join. Zimbabwe Rhodesia is the only Commonwealth state that might want to join Capeland as another province. And is the country gets into any more financial/social/ethnic messes it might join.

    The Monarchy might have a lot more soft power ITTL, and there is definitely a closeness amongst the Realms compared to the other Commonwealth states. I can see the Realm Prime Ministers meeting on the edges of the HoG Summits, particualrly around issues like changing the succession. But otherwise the relationships are mainly conducted through the Commonwealth and its subsidiary organisations.

    George R. R. Martin has written the books ITTL, but the TV series hasn't been made yet... They will probably go for it when he finishes the series.

    It is indeed a juggernaut of histroy :p

    Ukrainian is recognised regional language in Alaska, but not an official provincial language. Most are first generaion immigrants, with second generation Ukrainians integrating to the Russian speaking population. It's worth pointing out the Alaskan Russian is basically a spearate Slavic dialect with heavy Ukrainian influence.

    Oh definitely!! Wouldn't want to erase that funny little quirk. Especially when the New Zealand government's own website managed to miss off the country...

    I will definitely take you up on that offer!! It's on the list... But it's a massive list that keeps getting bigger...

    Any thoughts PM though :)
     
  14. Threadmarks: Saskatchewan; 2017 legislative election

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    Broke the writers block, so here's Saskatchewan. Thanks as always to @Turquoise Blue for her input!

    I'm also going to be making some amendments to Texas, the Bahamas and New York in the next few days.

    Credit to DrRandomFactor of Wikipedia for the election base map.

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    Saskatchewan is one of the 11 provinces and territories of the Dominion of Canada located in the central region of the country, bordered by the province of Athabasca to the north, the province of Manitoba to the east, the province of Alberta to the west, and the Missourian province of Montana to the south. Created in 1905 along with Alberta, Saskatchewan is one of the prairie provinces and is the sixth-most populous, with the majority of the population residing in the province's two major cities, Saskatoon and Regina. Saskatchewan is one of two provinces with a large German-speaking population, with 25% of the population speaking a German dialect.

    Inhabited for thousands of years by various First Nations groups, Saskatchewan was first explored by Europeans in the 17th century, when it was claimed as part of the English territory of Rupert's Land. The first settlements were established in the 1770s, and modern Saskatchewan became part of Canada with the creation of the Northwest Territories in 1870. To cater for the governance of the region, the District of Saskatchewan was created in 1882, and despite a low population the district was granted provincial status in 1905. Immigration saw the population of the province surge, bringing in many German-speakers, and the frontier life created a unique Euro-American style of agrarian society. Since the mid-20th century, Saskatchewan's economy has been based on agriculture, mining, and energy, and the province is known as a stronghold for the social democratic movement in Canada.

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    The 2017 Saskatchewan legislative election was held on 1 May 2017 to elect, under the instant runoff voting system, the 60 members of the Legislative Assembly.

    The incumbent centre-right Saskatchewan government, which had been in office since 2008, under new party leader and Premier Alanna Koch, retained their majority in the legislative assembly, winning more than 50% of the popular vote although they lost 3 seats overall. The broad tent centre/centre-left Democrats, which had previously held power between 1990 and 2008, made significant gains at the election, under leader Darrin Lamoureux, winning an additional 3 seats and nearly 30% of the vote. The "red tory" Progressive Conservatives, under Richard Swenson, continued to decline at this election, losing one of their 5 seats, whilst the right libertarian Independents, which previously espoused Western Canadian secessionist policies, held the single seat of leader of Doug Steele. The left-wing ecological Greens entered the assembly when their leader, Victor Lau, won the riding of Regina Douglas Park by a slim majority.

    After the election, Koch was reappointed as premier as leader of a majority government, making Saskatchewan one of only a handful of majority provincial governments in Canada.

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    How much difficulty would a European Russian speaker have in understanding Alaskan Russian?
     
  16. Threadmarks: Alaskan Russian

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    Alaskan Russian is pretty mutually intelligible to European Russian. Basically it is a Russian-Ukrainian descended language/dialect more closely related to the Southern Russian dialects with influences from Balachka and the Alaskan Cossack diaspora and immigration. The western and northern regions of Alaska speak a more divergent dialect, which is more closely related to the OTL Mednyj Aleut language.

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    Alaskan Russian (аляскинский русский, alyaskinskiy russkiy), also known as Alaskan, is variously classified as an East Slavic language or a Russian-Ukrainian dialect. It is the official state language of Alaska, one of the three official languages of Canada and co-official with English in Oregon, as well as being a recognised language in the Canadian Northwest Territories and the United Empire. Written Alaskan Russian uses the Russian variant of the Cyrillic script. It is the most widely spoken Slavic language in the Americas, and has the largest native Russian-speaking population outside of the Soviet Union.

    Historical linguists trace the origin of Alaskan Russian to the arrival of Russian fur traders to Alaska in the 18th century. Early settlers intermarried with the native Aleut peoples, and their communities predominately spoke several aboriginal languages prior to 1780s when Russian colonial policy shifted in favour of substantial civilian settlements. Colonial Alaska saw immigration from Russia, Ukraine and other parts of the Russian Empire, with each group bringing their own languages and dialects which contributed to the development of a distinct Alaskan dialect of Russian. The arrival of the ancestors of the ancestors of the Alaskan Cossacks in the late 18th century, emigrating to escape their decreased autonomy in Russia, brought the Balachka dialects of Russian from their homelands in the North Caucasus, further influencing the development of Alaskan Russian.

    In the 21st century, Alaskan Russian is spoken predominantly along the coast of the Gulf of Alaska, from the Alexander Archipelago to the lands around the Tikahtnu Inlet, and stretching inland through the Tanana Valley to Chena. It is also widely spoken in the Stikine region of southeast Alaska and the region of Lower Alaska in northern Oregon, although throughout the 20th century the number of speakers has declined due to the growth of English. The western Kusilvak region and the Aleutians also boost large Russian-speaking populations, whilst the northern Eskimo-dominated region and the Interior have smaller populations. The Yukon governorate in the east is the only part of Alaska where the Russophone population is less than 10%, as it is a predominantly Anglophone region owing to British settlement during the 19th century.

    Linguistically, Alaskan Russian has a grammar structure similar to Ukrainian and English, following subject-verb-order, with three tenses but a gender structure more similar to English. The phonology and morphology is close to the Southern dialects of Russian. The dictionary is mostly of Russian origin, about 70%, with 20% of the Alaskan Russian vocabulary being Ukrainian in origin, and about 8% coming from Aboriginal languages, specifically the Na-Dene and Eskimo–Aleut languages. In the 2011 census, 3.2 million reported speaking Alaskan Russian as their first language at home.

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  17. Threadmarks: Premiers of the Bahamas

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    A bit of housekeeping. The list of premiers of the Bahamas. The United Bahamian Party was the local affiliate of the Southern Tory party and later Southern Heritage. It still exists but hasn't won any seats since the 80s.

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    Premiers of the Bahamas (1911–)
    11. 1911–1913 Sir Francis A. Holmes† (Liberal majority)
    12. 1913–1920 Harcourt G. Malcolm (Liberal majority)
    13. 1920–1937 Sir William C. B. Johnson (Liberal majority)
    14. 1937–1945 Roland Symonette (United Bahamian majority)
    15. 1945–1955 Frank Menendez (Liberal majority)
    14. 1955–1973 Sir Roland Symonette (United Bahamian majority)
    16. 1973–1979 Sir Henry Milton Taylor (Progressive Liberal majority)
    17. 1979–1995 Sir Lynden Pindling (Progressive Liberal majority)
    18. 1995–1998 Janet Bostwick (Conservative minority)
    19. 1998–2002 Perry Christie (Progressive Liberal majority)
    10. 2002–2007 Alvin Smith (Conservative minority)
    11. 2007–2013 Hubert Ingraham (Progressive Liberal majority)
    12. 2013–2017 Peter Turnquest (Bahamas minority, then Bahamas majority)
     
  18. Arthur Marston Well-Known Member

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    I'm real interested in the story behind the Alaskan palatinate.
     
  19. LeinadB93 Just Leinad

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    So, it is my intention to have completed Canada in all its glory by 1 July ;) which means July is going to see a bit of a catch up for the Empire as a whole. Plus I’ve got some more in-depth stuff for Alaska, Texas, the Philippines, and Capeland amongst others.

    With that in mind, and given the precedent of Sierra Leone’s accession in 2002, I’d like you to vote in a poll.

    Accra voted to join the United Empire in January 2018, and negotiations have progressed fairly rapidly, with the Imperial Parliament passing the Accession Act in January 2019. This Act would admit Accra as a Dominion on 22 July this year after a referendum across the Empire on 20 June. Under the provisions of the act, the referendum is also on whether the territories of Tierra del Fuego and the Falkland Islands, both of which have passed resolutions and votes in favour of union and accession, should be admitted as a single dominion.​

    The vote is on two questions:

    Question 1: Do you support the admission of the State of Accra to the Union, under the terms of the Great Charter and the 2019 Accession Act?

    Question 2: Do you support the admission of Tierra del Fuego and the Falkland Islands to the Union, under the terms of the Great Charter and the 2019 Accession Act?

    I'll be tallying up the votes and percentages on Thursday 20 June (i.e. a week on Thursday) and posting the referendum results on the Friday.
     
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  20. Analytical Engine Monarchist Collectivist Federalist

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    Voted, using the only correct answer ;)

    Yes and yes
     
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