Kaiserreich: Legacy of the Weltkrieg

So I know this is probably a silly question, but in Kaiserreich, why is Iowa considered a place friendly to the Socialists? I know that much like Tennessee and the AUS it doesn’t always leave and stays in federal hands, but at least Tennessee fits with the AUS as they are southern like the rest of them. Sure, Iowa is in the Midwest, but it’s not the rust belt like the states to it’s east though I’d argue strongly that Davenport and Dubuque IA are the last true rust belt cities. To me the rest of Iowa is just the plain old Midwest.

Anyways what’s weird too is that Iowa doesn’t really have a strong populist or socialist tradition. Minnesota at least has the Farmer Labor party that in otl was merged into the state Democratic Party, while North Dakota was home to the socialist influenced non-partisan league (that like the Farmer Labor party in Minnesota, merged with the state level Democrats) and even Nebraska was arguably the birthplace of agrarian populism, and Oklahoma had a strong socialist party until World War One, while Iowa’s only real worker movement was the Farm Holiday of the 30’s.
Certainly Iowa otl is a tad more liberal than
it’s neighbors to the west and south, and in otl it voted for Democrats 6 out of 7 presidential elections from 1988 to 2012, but really until the depression it was a solidly Republican state. While it certainly had some progressive (for the time) republicans it had some hardcore conservatives in office too. Also, unlike the other CSA states in Kaiserreich it’s not a pro union state and was an early adopter of right to work laws.

So was Iowa just added for fun or because of its reputation of being a bit more liberal than some plains states? Or why not have the Dakotas and Nebraska be in the CSA? It’s not like they wouldn’t have farmers movements that were left wing in the 30s. Just seems odd but it’s a small detail.
 
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Every revised and full details on my KR Cold War Japan paths
Ruling partyIdeologiesNotes
Rikken sei yokusan-kai/Constitutional Rule Assistance AssociationAuthoritarian Democracy: dominant-Party DemocracyStarts as Constitutional Reform Association CRA Pre passing the 2 Constitutional reform Amendments
If it fails to win a majority in the diet In the 1953 Will open up the multi-party path If it does win a majority It will Initiate the 1953 System 1953年制
Has Factions
Dōkōkai
Naimukei
Kōchikai
Sasshin Renmei
Shakai-min seitō/Social civilian partySocial Liberalismmulti-party path
Jiyū shakai shugi tō/Liberal Socialist PartySocial democracymulti-party path
Minshu shakai tō/Minsha-tō/Democratic Socialist PartySocial democracy: democratic Socialismmulti-party path
Kakushinto leftistSocial democracy:Shōwa socialismmulti-party path
Kakushinto right wingSocial Liberalism:Buddhist Progressivismmulti-party path
Taisei kakushintō /Great Political Innovation PartyMarket Liberalism:National Liberalismmulti-party path
Nihon jinmin kyōkai/Japan People's AssociationSocial Conservatism:Buddhist Democracymulti-party path
Minshu minshū tō/ Democratic People's PartyAuthoritarian Democracy:Right-Wing Populismmulti-party path
Jinmin minsei kyōkai/Minsei-kai/ Peoples government AssociationAuthoritarian DemocracyWill replace the CRA/CRAA If the party fall into internal instability
And has Established the 1953 System 1953年制
Has Factions
Tokakai
Shunjukai
Futatsukai
Taisei kokumin-kai /National Association of great politicsAuthoritarian Democracy:Controlled DemocracyWill replace the CRA/CRAA If the party fall into internal instability
And has Established the 1953 System 1953年制
Has Factions
Suiyōkai
Yōkakai
Banchō Seisaku Kenkyūjo
Zenkoku tōitsu iinkai/National unity committeeAuthoritarian Democracy:Interim GovernmentWill only come to power if a crisis gets out of hand and Both constitutional amendments were passed or One of them were passed
National Unity Government/Kyokoku Itchi NaikakuPaternal Autocracy:Interim GovernmentWill only come to power if a crisis gets out of hand
Jūshin Path
Shin taisei yokusan-kai/New Imperial Rule Assistance AssociationNational Populism:Shōwa StatismWill only come to power if a crisis gets out of hand
Will only come to power if neither of the Constitution Amendments were passed
Or amendment 2 Didn't pass
Kinkyuu Seimu Iinkai/Emergency Political CouncilNational Populism:Revolutionary NationalismWill only come to power if a crisis gets out of hand
Will only come to power if neither of the Constitution Amendments were passed
Or Amendment 1 Didn't pass
Kakumei-teki fukkō hyōgi-kai/Revolutionary Reconstruction Councilauthoritarian socialism:Left wing military governmentWill only come to power if neither of the Constitution Amendments were passed
Or Amendment 1 Didn't pass
Will invite Proletarian Parties into the government
Imperial Socialist Party/Teikoku Shakaitōauthoritarian socialism:Shōwa socialismWill come to power if the Imperial socialist are Able to convince enough of the Proletarian Parties Support them
Nihon Shakai shugi kakumei tō/Japanese Socialist Revolutionary Partyauthoritarian socialism:MaximismWill seize power From the Reconstruction Council If it's indecisive
Will Abolish the monarchy and will declare the Union of Japan
 
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