List of Alternate Presidents and PMs II

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Carter '80:
1977-1985: Former Governor Jimmy Carter of Georgia/Senator John Glenn of Ohio
1976: def. Incumbent/Senator Bob Dole of Kansas
1980: def. Former Governor Ronald Reagan of California/Representative Phil Crane of Illinois,
Representative John Anderson of Illinois/Senator Lowell Weicker of Connecticut

1985-1993: Former CIA Director George Bush Sr. of Texas/Governor Pete Du Pont of Delaware
1984: def. Secretary of State Walter Mondale of Minnesota/Governor Hugh Carey of New York
1988: def. Former VP John Glenn of Ohio/Senator Dale Bumpers of Arkansas

1993-1997: Governor Mario Cuomo of New York/Senator Gary Hart of Colorado
1996: def. VP Pete Du Pont of Delaware/Senator Danforth Quayle of Indiana
1997-2001: Former Governor Carroll Campbell Jr. of South Carolina/Representative Steve Largent of Oklahoma
1996: def. Incumbents, Former Governor Dick Lamm of Colorado/Businessman Ross Perot of Texas
2001-2009: Former Governor Evan Bayh of Indiana/Senator Barbara Boxer of California
2000: def. VP Steve Largent of Oklahoma/Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah, Former Governor Jerry Brown of California/Former Senator David Boren of Oklahoma
2004: def. Senator John McCain of Arizona/Senator Ben Nelson of Nebraska,
Former Senator Danforth Quayle of Indiana/Representative Tom Tancredo of Colorado

2009-: Governor Ross Perot Jr. of Texas/Senator Charlie Crist of Florida
2008: def. VP Barbara Boxer of California/Governor Ted Strickland of California, Representative Duncan Hunter of California/Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama
 

Ethan P

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Based on AnywhereButOTL's Icarus series:
1969-1971: Governor Ronald Reagan of California (incapacitated; removed via 25th Amendment)/Representative John Rhodes of Arizona
1968: def. Pres. Lyndon Johnson of Texas/VP Hubert Humphrey of Minnesota
1971-1972: VP John Rhodes of Arizona (removed via 25th Amendment)/Representative George Bush of Texas
1972-1973: VP George Bush of Texas
(killed by car bomb placed in Chief of Staff Don Rumsfeld's vehicle)/Senator Edward Brooke of Massachusetts
1972: def. Senator Hubert Humphrey of Minnesota/Senator David Inouye of Hawaii
1973-1977: VP Edward Brooke of Massachusetts/Secretary of State Bill Rogers of New York
1977-1985: Senator George McGovern of South Dakota/Senator Birch Bayh of Indiana
1976: def. Former Governor Nelson Rockefeller of New York/Former Governor George Romney of Michigan, Businessman Ross Perot of Texas/Former US Navy Captain John McCain of Arizona, Former Governor George Wallace of Alabama/Former Governor Lester Maddox of Georgia
1980: def. Businessman Ross Perot of Texas/Governor Jerry Brown of California, Former Governor George Romney of Michigan/Representative John Anderson of Illinois, Representative John Rarick of Louisiana/Governor Claude Kirk of Florida, Former Senator Eugene McCarthy of Minnesota/Representative Ron Paul of Texas
1985-now: Former Governor Jerry Brown of California/Senator John McCain of Arizona
 
Based on AnywhereButOTL's Icarus series:
1969-1971: Governor Ronald Reagan of California (incapacitated; removed via 25th Amendment)/Representative John Rhodes of Arizona
1968: def. Pres. Lyndon Johnson of Texas/VP Hubert Humphrey of Minnesota
1971-1972: VP John Rhodes of Arizona (removed via 25th Amendment)/Representative George Bush of Texas

SNIP
I remember that timeline very well. As I recall, Reagan's first Vice President George Wallace resigned in 1969 after a few months because he was homesick for Alabama and wanted to be governor again. Reagan then picked Ohio Governor James Rhodes who then became President in 1971 and resigned 3-4 months later after UK Prime Minister Edward Heath threatened to reveal some damaging information to the world if he did not resign.

Bush was probably the 11th person that Rhodes offered the VP position to.

Sad that @AnywhereButOTL ended this timeline around mid-1973.
 

Ethan P

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I remember that timeline very well. As I recall, Reagan's first Vice President George Wallace resigned in 1969 after a few months because he was homesick for Alabama and wanted to be governor again. Reagan then picked Ohio Governor James Rhodes (1) who then became President in 1971 and resigned 3-4 months later after UK Prime Minister Edward Heath threatened to reveal some damaging information to the world if he did not resign.

Bush was probably the 11th person that Rhodes offered the VP position to.

Sad that @AnywhereButOTL ended this timeline around mid-1973. (2)
1. Whoops...ah well, TTL's Bush is a mass-murdering Machiavellian psychopath, so who cares?
2. Yeah, that sucks. I would've killed to see an official list of Presidents. (Elizabeth Dole is brought up, as is Jerry Brown)

Also, how insane is it that at least half of Icarus Rising occurs between November 1972 and January 1973?
 
Prime Ministers of the Imperial British Kingdom, 1945-Present

Leonard Spencer, Imperial, 1945-1964
Tony Eden (Interim), Imperial,1964-1965
Harold Wilson, Progressive, 1965-1972
Charles A Crosland, Progressive, 1972-1981
Margaret Thatcher, Imperial, 1981-1994
James Gordon Brown, Progressive, 1994-2009
Donald Cameron, Progressive, 2009-Present

If you’re interested in this, just like and if I get three I’ll make a timeline.
 
Tugwell Over The White House: An Alternate Presidents List
1929-1934: Herbert Hoover (Republican)

1929 (With Charles Curtis) def: Al Smith (Democratic), Norman Thomas (Socialist Party of America)
1932 (With Charles Curtis) def: Albert Ritchie (Democratic), Henry A.Wallace ('Progressive' Democratic), Norman Thomas (SPA), William Z. Foster (Communist Party of the USA)

1934-1937: Charles Curtis (Republican)
1937-1941: Rexford Tugwell (Democratic)

1936 (With Huey Long) def: Charles Curtis (Republican), Upton Sinclair (SPA-EPIC), Earl Bowder (CPUSA)
1941–1945: Rexford Tugwell (National Union)
1940 (With Thomas Dewey) def: Huey Long (‘Share the Wealth’ Democrat), Clarence Senior (Popular Front), Robert A.Taft (Independent Republican)
1945-1953: Rexford Tugwell (National)
1944 (With Vito Marcantonio) def: Huey Long (CommonWealth), Hugh De Lacy (Popular Front), Henry A.Wallace (Libertarian), Robert A.Taft (Conservative)
1948 (With Brien McMahon) def: Huey Long (CommonWealth), Angelo Herndon (Popular Front), Jerry Voorhis (Libertarian), Robert Rice Reynolds (Conservative)

1953-1957: Huey Long (CommonWealth)
1952 (With Lyndon B.Johnson) def: Rexford Tugwell (National), Earl Bowder (Popular Front), Glen H.Taylor (Libertarian), Strom Thurmond (Conservative)
1957-:Brien McMahon (National)
1957 (With Richard Nixon) def: Huey Long (CommonWealth), Gus Hall (Popular Front)
 
USA as Louisiana
1973-1981: Ted Kennedy/Walter Mondale (D)

1972: def. Bob Dole/Gerald Ford (R)
1976: def. John Connally/Howard Baker (R)

1981-1985: Bob Dole/Guy Vander Jagt (R)
1980: def. Dan Rostenkowski/Reubin Askew (D)
1984-1989: Dan Rostenkowski/Bill Bradley (D)
1984: def. Bob Dole/Guy Vander Jagt (R)
1989-1993: Richard Shelby (D/R)*/John Glenn (D)
1988: def. Newt Gingrich/George H.W. Bush (R)
1993-1997: Dan Rostenkowski/Ralph Hall (D)
1992: def. Pat Robertson/Phil Gramm (R)**
1997-2005: Fob James/Kay Bailey Hutchison (R)
1996: def. Jesse Jackson/Nancy Pelosi (D)
2000: def. Corrine Brown/Joe Lieberman (D)
2005-2009: Nancy Pelosi/Evan Bayh (D)***
2004: def. Tommy Thompson/John Ashcroft (R)
2009-2017: Tommy Thompson/Eric Cantor (R)
2008: def. Barack Obama/Chris Dodd (D)
2012: def. Janet Napolitano/Brian Schweitzer (D)

2017-: Jon Tester/Cory Booker (D)
2016: def. Lindsey Graham/Bobby Jindal (R)
2020: def. Donald Trump/Bruce Rauner (R)

*Shelby defeated Rostenkowski in the Democratic primaries, then switched from Democratic to Republican in office
**Robertson defeated Shelby in the Republican primaries
***Pelosi declined to run for reelection


My attempt at Louisiana governors (and sometimes lieutenant governors) as Presidents and VPs (Edwin Edwards is split between Kennedy and Rostenkowski). I tried to include politicians who switched parties, as that happens a lot in Louisiana.
 
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Kerry/Cleland 2004, What We (kinda) Expected in 2001 (?), or [Expletive] You, Saxby Chambliss, You Piece of [Expletive] [Expletive]
44: Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts/Senator Max Cleland of Georgia (Democratic) (2005-2013)
2004: def. Incumbents (Republican), Senator John McCain of Arizona/Senator Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania (Independent-Reform)
2008: def. Former Senate Minority Leader Bill Frist of Tennessee/Former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani of New York (Republican)
45: Governor Charlie Crist of Florida/Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson of Texas (Republican) (2013-2017)
2012: def. Governor Ted Strickland of Ohio/Representative Donna Edwards of Maryland (Democratic)
46: Former Secretary of State John Edwards of North Carolina/Governor Allison Grimes of Kentucky (Democratic) (2017-2025)
2016: def. House Majority Whip Ben Quayle of Arizona/Governor Terry Branstad of Iowa (Republican), President Charlie Crist of Florida/Governor John Hickenlooper of Colorado (Reform-Independent)

2020: def. Former VP Kay Bailey Hutchinson of Texas/Governor Ed Gillespie of Virginia (Republican), Former Secretary of State Jon Huntsman of Utah/Former Senator Bob Kerrey of Nebraska (Citizens')
47: Senator Evan Bayh of Indiana/Former Governor Susana Martinez of New Mexico (Citizens') (2025-2033)

2024: def. VP Allison Grimes of Kentucky/Senator Barbara Bollier of Kansas, Governor Chris Sununu of New Hampshire/Senator Liz Cheney of Wyoming
2028: def. Governor Gina Ortiz Jones of Texas/Senator Jason Kander of Missouri, Governor Spencer Cox of Utah/Representative Barbara Comstock of Virginia
48: Senator Tim Ryan of Ohio/Senator Erin Stewart of Connecticut (Elected By House: Ryan (Democratic); Elected By Senate: Stewart (Citizens')) (2033-now)
2032: Senator Tim Ryan of Ohio/Governor John Fetterman of Pennsylvania (Democratic), Governor Carlos Curbelo of Florida/Senator Erin Stewart of Connecticut(Citizen's), Senator Kristi Noem of South Dakota/Governor Jenean Hampton of Kentucky (Republican)

Side note: this is the first list where everyone elected President is currently a member of the Democratic party.
 
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Kerry/Cleland 2004, What We (kinda) Expected in 2001 (?), or [Expletive] You, Saxby Chambliss, You Piece of [Expletive] [Expletive]
44: Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts/Senator Max Cleland of Georgia (Democratic) (2005-2013)
2004: def. Incumbents (Republican), Senator John McCain of Arizona/Senator Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania (Independent-Reform)
2008: def. Former Senate Minority Leader Bill Frist of Tennessee/Former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani of New York (Republican)
45: Governor Charlie Crist of Florida/Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson of Texas (Republican) (2013-2017)
2012: def. Governor Ted Strickland of Ohio/Representative Donna Edwards of Maryland (Democratic)
46: Former Secretary of State John Edwards of North Carolina/Governor Allison Grimes of Kentucky (Democratic) (2017-2025)
2016: def. House Majority Whip Ben Quayle of Arizona/Governor Terry Branstad of Iowa (Republican), President Charlie Crist of Florida/Governor John Hickenlooper of Colorado (Reform-Independent)

2020: def. Former VP Kay Bailey Hutchinson of Texas/Governor Ed Gillespie of Virginia (Republican), Former Secretary of State Jon Huntsman of Utah/Former Senator Bob Kerrey of Nebraska (Citizens')
47: Senator Evan Bayh of Indiana/Former Governor Susana Martinez of New Mexico (Citizens') (2025-2033)

2024: def. VP Allison Grimes of Kentucky/Senator Barbara Bollier of Kansas, Governor Chris Sununu of New Hampshire/Senator Liz Cheney of Wyoming
2028: def. Governor Gina Ortiz Jones of Texas/Senator Jason Kander of Missouri, Governor Spencer Cox of Utah/Representative Barbara Comstock of Virginia
48: Senator Tim Ryan of Ohio/Senator Erin Stewart of Connecticut (Elected By House: Ryan (Democratic); Elected By Senate: Stewart (Citizens')) (2033-now)
2032: Senator Tim Ryan of Ohio/Governor John Fetterman of Pennsylvania (Democratic), Governor Carlos Curbelo of Florida/Senator Erin Stewart of Connecticut(Citizen's), Senator Kristi Noem of South Dakota/Governor Jenean Hampton of Kentucky (Republican)
Saxby Chambliss should rot in hell for the bs his campaign slung against Cleland.
 
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If I use modern US political cartoonists in a list, but give them all different elected positions, is that current politics?
 
Surviving Scurrilous Scandal

29: Warren G Harding/Calvin Coolidge(1921-1929)[1]
30: Walter F George(1929-1933)/Henry T Allen*(1929-1930)[2]
31: Theodore Roosevelt Jr/James W Wadsworth(1933-1941)[3]
32: Huey Long(1941-1953)/Frank Murphy(1941-1949), Harry F Byrd(1949-1953)[4]
33: George S Patton*(1953-1957)/Earl Warren(1953-1957)/Walt Disney(1957)[5]
34: Walt Disney(1957-1961)


[1]Harding has better health overall. While survives and wins re-election, his image is marred by the Teapot Dome Scandal(his ignorance of it lets him shift the blame and drain the swamp, but is seen as an idiot) and his own sex scandals. 1924 is a narrower election but the country's still doing pretty good, being the Roaring 20s
[2]Pushed as a darkhorse, he narrowly wins against the Reps but the circumstances of the depression still happen, costing him re-election
[3]Becomes New York governor in this timeline. Unlike his father he doesn't pursue a third term
[4]President during WW2. accused of being more like a dictator. Ultimately loses to Patton
[5]Doesn't suffer his fatal injury, however dies of natural causes anyway. Disney gets into politics in this timeline
 
Princes of Macedonia:
Simeon I (House of Vardar) 1300-1333
Boris II (House of Vardar) 1333-1391
Ivan III (House of Vardar) 1391-1422
Ivan IV (House of Vardar) 1422-1453
Simeon II (House of Vardar) 1453-1461
Michael I (House of Vardar) 1461-1488

Constantine I “of Skopje” (House of the Lion) 1488-1499
Prince-Electors of Macedonia:
Constantine I “of Skopje” (House of the Lion) 1499-1507
Stephen I (House of the Lion) 1507-1528
Stephen II (House of the Lion) 1528-1532

King of Macedonia:
Stephen I "the Soldier" (House of the Lion) 1532-1537
Macedonian Emperors:
Stephen I "the Soldier" (House of the Lion) 1537-1543
Philip I (House of the Lion) 1543-1574
Alexander I (House of the Lion) 1574-1601
Philip II (House of the Lion) 1601-1635
Philip III “the Three-Day Emperor” (House of the Lion) 1635
Alexander II “the Glorious” (House of the Lion) 1635-1669
(Also known as Alexander the Great Reborn)
Stephen II (House of the Lion) 1669-1715
Alexander III (House of the Lion) 1715-1776

Alexander-Philip I “of Thessaloniki” (House of Macedonia) 1776-1801
Alexios I (House of Macedonia) 1801-1815
Alexander IV (House of Macedonia) 1815-1848
Constantine I (House of Macedonia) 1848-1886
Stephen III (House of Macedonia) 1886-1906
Alexander-Philip II (House of Macedonia) 1906-1927
Alexander V (House of Macedonia) 1927-Present (1950)
Constantine, Prince of Thessaloniki (Heir Apparent)



Both Constantine of Skopje and Stephen II/I (prince/king/emperor) are the same persons, despite change of title and Stephen's number change. The title "the Soldier" is not mentioned with Stephen as a prince since he didn't gain it yet. Principality of Macedonia didn't start in 1300 but that is the date I choose to start it.

From the timeline of these two maps:
Counts of Silistra:
Pater III (House of Terter) 1300
Theodore I (House of Terter) 1300-1321
George II (House of Terter) 1321-1322
Michael II (House of Terter) 1322-1330
George III (House of Terter) 1330-1357
Theodore II (House of Terter) 1357-1366
Mariya I (House of Terter) 1366-1384

Michael III (House of Dobruja) 1384-1408
Ivan IV (House of Dobruja) 1408-1426
George IV (House of Dobruja) 1426-1448
George V (House of Dobruja) 1448-1455
Simeon I (House of Dobruja) 1455-1469
George VI (House of Dobruja) 1469-1478
Alexander III (House of Dobruja) 1478-1490
Constantine II (House of Dobruja) 1490-1502
Theodore III (House of Dobruja) 1502-1531
Svetla I (House of Dobruja) 1531-1532

Princes of Silistra:
Svetla I (House of Dobruja) 1532-1541
Ivan I "the Fortunate" (House of the Lion) 1541-1544
Simeon I (House of the Lion) 1544-1555
Ivan II (House of the Lion) 1555-1571


Margraves of Varna:
Pater II (House of Asen) 1300-1307
Ivan Alexander I (House of Asen) 1307-1333
Ivan II Stephen (House of Asen) 1333-1337
Stephen I (House of Asen) 1337
Ivan III (House of Asen) 1337-1345
Ivan IV (House of Asen) 1345-1366
Constantine I (House of Asen) 1366-1381
Alexander II (House of Asen) 1381-1394
Ivan V Constantine (House of Asen) 1394-1419
Pater III (House of Asen) 1419-1420
Stephen II (House of Asen) 1420-1421
Ivan Alexander II (House of Asen) 1421-1444

[INTERREGNUM] 1444-1450
Boris IV "the Usurper" (House of Terter) 1450-1453
Theodore (House of Terter) 1453-1461
Ivan VI (House of Terter) 1461-1469
Constantine II (House of Terter) 1469-1476

Michael I (House of Varna) 1476-1488
Ivan VII (House of Varna) 1488-1494
George II (House of Varna) 1494-1498
Michael II Alexander (House of Varna) 1498-1523
Constantine III "the Proud" (House of Varna) 1523-1532

Grand Princes of the Bulgars:
Constantine I "the Proud" (House of Varna) 1532-1534
Michael Alexander (House of Varna) 1534-1556
George (House of Varna) 1556-1563
Constantine II "the Unfortunate" (House of Varna) 1563-1571


Counts-Bulgar of Sofia (Elector):
Ivan III (House of Asen) 1300-1321
Michael II (House of Asen) 1321-1322
George I (House of Asen) 1322-1324
Constantine II (House of Asen) 1324-1367
Theodore I (House of Asen) 1367-1369
Petar III (House of Asen) 1369-1381
Ivan IV (House of Asen) 1381-1388
Constantine III (House of Asen) 1388-1401
Petar IV (House of Asen) 1401-1430
Michael III (House of Asen) 1430-1436

Stephen I (House of Shishman) 1436-1439
Michael IV (House of Shishman) 1439-1445
Ivan V Stephen (House of Shishman) 1445-1477
Ivan VI Alexander (House of Shishman) 1477-1480
Ivan VII (House of Shishman) 1480-1492
Ivan VIII (House of Shishman) 1492-1498

Alexander I “the Macedonian” (House of the Lion) 1498-1526
Boris III (House of the Lion) 1526-1532

Princes of Bulgaria:
Boris I (House of the Lion) 1532-1538
Ivan I "the Fortunate" (House of the Lion) 1538-1544
Simeon I (House of the Lion) 1544-1555
Ivan II (House of the Lion) 1555-1571

Tsars of Bulgaria:
Ivan I “the Conqueror” (House of the Lion) 1571-1588
Boris I (House of the Lion) 1588-1593
Ivan II (House of the Lion) 1593-1611
Petar I (House of the Lion) 1611-1627
Michael I (House of the Lion) 1627-1646
Boris II (House of the Lion) 1646-1661
Ivan III Stephen (House of the Lion) 1661
Ivan IV Alexander (House of the Lion) 1661-1669
Constantine I (House of the Lion) 1669-1705
Boris III (House of the Lion) 1705-1714
Petar II (House of the Lion) 1714-1735
Ivan V (House of the Lion) 1735-1754
Simeon I (House of the Lion) 1754-1760
Ivan VI (House of the Lion) 1760-1815
Ivan VII (House of the Lion) 1815-1824
Simeon II (House of the Lion) 1824-1852
Alexander I (House of the Lion) 1852-1878

Boris IV (House of Vidin) 1878-1887
Ivan VIII (House of Vidin) 1887-1943
Michael II (House of Vidin) 1943-1946
Boris-Michael I (House of Vidin) 1946-1948
Ivan IX (House of Vidin) 1948-Present (1950)
Alexander, Prince of Turnovo (Heir Apparent)


The same point about 1300 with Macedonia applies here too. Monarch list for the three distinct Bulgarian states. House of Asen ITTL was "the stem duchy" in Bulgaria that later fractured into three parts. In County of Silistra House of Asen had already become extinct by 1300. Silistra also had two female monarchs (Countess Mariya of the House of Terter and Countess/Princess Svetla of the House of Dobruja). Silistra was in Personal Union with Bulgaria (Sofia) after Svetla until its annexation (1571). Varna had a war of succession in 15th century. Like Macedonians rulers at title changes are the same person.
Continuation.
Several notes:
Names are written in a mix of local and anglicized. With exception to Ivan-John in which some distinction is made. All special characters are removed from house names.

Grand Dukes of West Thrace:
Alexios II “the Stalwart”; Roman Emperor (House of Kommenos) 1300-1332
Basil; Roman Emperor (House of Kommenos) 1332-1340
Anna (House of Kommenos) 1340-1342
John III (House of Kommenos) 1342-1362
Alexios III (House of Kommenos) 1362-1390
Manuel II (House of Kommenos) 1390-1417
Alexios IV “the Despot” (House of Kommenos) 1417-1429
John IV “the Valiant” (House of Kommenos) 1429-1446


Archdukes of East Thrace:
Andronikos II (House of Palaiologos) 1300-1328
Andronikos III (House of Palaiologos) 1328-1339
John V; Roman Emperor (House of Palaiologos) 1339-1391
Manuel I; Roman Emperor (House of Palaiologos) 1391-1425
John VI; Roman Emperor (House of Palaiologos) 1425-1448
Constantine XI; Roman Emperor (House of Palaiologos) 1448-1476
Manuel III (House of Palaiologos) 1476-1485
Andronikos IV (House of Palaiologos) 1485-1499

Archdukes of East Thrace (Elector):
Andronikos IV; Roman Emperor (House of Palaiologos) 1499-1511
Constantine XII; Roman Emperor (House of Palaiologos) 1511-1532

“Roman Emperors”:
Constantine XII (House of Palaiologos) 1532-1537
Constantine XIII (House of Palaiologos) 1537-1549
John VIII (House of Palaiologos) 1549-1553


ROMAN EMPERORS:
Alexios VI “the Stalwart”; Grand Duke of West Thrace (House of Kommenos) 1300-1332
Basil III; Grand Duke of West Thrace (House of Kommenos) 1332-1340

John V; Archduke of East Thrace (House of Palaiologos) (House of Palaiologos) 1340-1391
Manuel II; Archduke of East Thrace (House of Palaiologos) 1391-1425
John VI; Archduke of East Thrace (House of Palaiologos) 1425-1448
Constantine XI; Archduke of East Thrace (House of Palaiologos) 1448-1476

John VII; King of Sicily (and Aragon) (House of Trastamara) 1476-1479
Ferdinand I “the Catholic”; King of Sicily (and Aragon, later Spain) (House of Transtamara) 1479-1499

IMPERIAL DISPUTE. FERDINAND FORCED TO STEP DOWN. SICILY, MALTA AND VENICE LEAVE THE EMPIRE
Andronikos V; Archduke of East Thrace (House of Palaiologos) 1499-1511
Constantine XII; Archduke of East Thrace (House of Palaiologos) 1511-1532

EMPIRE ABOLISHED AND DISSOLVED

The regnal numbers in the Thracian lists are based on the the Grand/Arch Ducal title while the Imperial list uses Imperial regnal numbers. The last three rulers listed in the Palailogos also use the Imperial regnal numbers. House of Palaiologos intended as sort of a Hapsburg analogue. As with the other lists the persons after a title change are still the same ruler. The three "Roman Emperors" in the East Thracian/Palaiologos list were also Princes of Montenegro (Constantine XII was also the Count of Montenegro for a year before the Empire was abolished and dissolved, giving him two electoral positions). These claimed to be continuation of the Empire but were not recognized by other former imperial states. No elections were held for the succession of Constantine XIII and John VIII. Also West Thrace had a female ruler. West Thrace was eventually partitioned between Macedonia and East Thrace.
 
An interesting switch
1977-1985 Jimmy Carter/Walter Mondale
1985-1993 George H.W. Bush/Howard Baker
1993-1995 Bill Clinton/Sam Nunn
1995-2005 Sam Nunn/Al Gore
2005-2009 Hillary Rodham/Mitt Romney
2009-2017 John Edwards/Phil Bredesen
2017-present Phil Bredesen/Russ Feingold
(April 27, 2018)
 
A successful Eureka Rebellion (which leads to independence for Australia and New Zealand in a united republic)

1. Peter Lalor (Independent) (1858 - 1864) 1858 and 1861
2. William Wentworth (Conservative) (1864 - 1870) 1864 and 1867
3. William Fox (Radical) (1870 - 1873) 1870
2. William Wentworth (Conservative) (1870 - 1872) 1870
4. Thomas Playford (Conservative) (1872 - 1873)

5. Henry Parkes (Radical Liberal) (1873 - 1879) 1873 and 1876
6. Thomas McIlwraith (Conservative) (1879 - 1885) 1879 and 1882
7. Edward Kelly (Liberal Democratic Party) (1885 - 1891) 1885 and 1888
8. George Throssell (
Conservative) (1891 - 1894) 1891
9. Richard Seddon (Liberal Democratic Party) (1894 - 1906) 1894, 1897, 1900 and 1903

10. Alfred Deakin (Conservative) (1906 - 1912) 1906 and 1909
11. Billy Hughes (Liberal Democratic Party) (1912 - 1913) 1912
12. Frank Tudor (Liberal Democratic Party - ANTI Conscription) (1913 - 1915)
13. William Massey (Conservative) (1915 - 1921) 1915 and 1918
14. Earle Page (Farmers and Soldiers' League) (1921 - 1924) 1921
15. Malcolm Cameron (Conservative) (1924 - 1927) 1924
16. Jack Lang (Liberal Party) (1927 - 1930) 1927
17. Joseph Lyons (Liberal Party) (1930 - 1936) 1930 and 1933

18. William Hughes (Conservative Party) (1936 - 1945) 1936, 1939, 1942
19. Peter Fraser (Liberal Party) (1945 - 1951) 1945, 1948
20. Arthur Fadden (Conservative Party) (1951 - 1957) 1951 and 1954
21. H. V. Evatt (Liberal Party) (1957 - 1963) 1957 and 1960) 1957 and 1960
22. Thomas Playford IV (Conservative Party) (1963 - 1972) 1963, 1966, 1969
23. Vince Gair (Liberal Party) (1972 - 1978) 1972 and 1975
24. Doug Anthony (Rural Union Party) (1978 - 1982) 1978
25. Bruce Beetham (Conservative Party) (1982 - 1988) 1982, 1985
26. Neville Wran (Liberal Party) (1988 - 1997) 1988, 1991 and 1994
27. Phil Goff (Liberal Party) (1997 - 2003) 1997 and 2000

28. Dennis Napthine (Conservative Party) (2003 - 2009) 2003 and 2006
29. Winston Peters (Conservative Party) (2009 - 2015) 2009 and 2012
30. Joel Fitzgibbon (Liberal Party) (2015 - present) 2015 and 2018
 
POD: The Russian Revolution of 1905 becomes an earlier version of the October Revolution of 1917, leading Russia to have a much longer civil war, and as a result in 1914, when Serbia is annexed by Austria-Hungary following the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, nobody cares too much since most of the attention is focused on the ongoing civil war in Russia.
As a result we have a tripolar world, consisting of:
- An authoritarian Europe that's slowly edging toward democratization, even though the monarchies are still strongly relying on the military to stifle change.
- An USSR who comprises all of Russia's territory before the Brest-Litovsk Peace Treaty, plus China since the Revolution of 1911 was much more influenced by what happened in Russia, leading to China being unified to Russia under the communist banner.
- Finally the USA as a bastion of freedom and democracy, torn between isolationism or interventionism, between progression or conservatism.

List of the Presidents of the USA.
27 William Howard Taft (R-Ohio) 1909-1913
28 Woodrow Wilson (D-New Jersey) 1913-1917
29 Charles Evans Hughes (R-New York) 1917-1925
30 Samuel Ralston (D-Indiana) 1925
31 Albert Ritchie (D-Maryland) 1925-1929
32 Charles Curtis (R-Kansas) 1929-1933
33 John Nance Garner (D-Texas) 1933-1941
34 Herbert Hoover (R-iowa) 1941-1949
35 Alben Barkley (D-Kentucky) 1949-1954
36 Adlai Stevenson (D-Illinois) 1954-1957
37 Joseph McCarthy (R-Wisconsin) 1957
38 Richard Nixon (R-California) 1957-1963
39 Henry Cabot Lodge Jr (R-Massachusetts) 1963-1965
40
Hubert Humphrey (D-Minnesota) 1965-1973
41 Joseph Patrick Kennedy Jr (D-Massachusetts) 1973-1975
42 John Connally (D-Texas) 1975
43 Ed Muskie (D-Maine) 1975-1977
44 Ronald Reagan (R-California) 1977-1981
45 Ed Muskie (D-Maine) 1981-1989
46 Bob Dole (R-Kansas) 1989-1997
47 Jack Kemp (R-New York) 1997-2005
48 Dick Gephardt (D-Missouri) 2005-2009
49 Jeb Bush (R-Texas) 2009-2017
50 Joe Biden (R-Delaware) 2017-2021
51 Bernie Sanders (D-Vermont) 2021-20XX
 
No Nixon
Dwight D. Eisenhower/William Knowland 1953-1961

1952: Def. Adlai Stevenson/John Sparkman
1956: Def. Adlai Stevenson/John F. Kennedy
Barry Goldwater/Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. 1961 (Assassinated)
1960: Def. John F. Kennedy/George Smathers, Nelson Rockefeller/John Lindsay
Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr./vacant 1961-1965
Hubert Humphrey/Lyndon B. Johnson 1965-1972
Hubert Humphrey/vacant 1972-1973

1964: Def. Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr./William E. Miller, George Wallace/Edwin Walker
1968: Def. Cecil Underwood/Charles Percy
Henry Jackson/James Buckley 1973-1977
1972: HUNG ELECTORAL COLLEGE-Henry Jackson/John McKeithen, George Romney/James Buckley, George Wallace/Lester Maddox, Eugene McCarthy/Benjamin Spock
Mark Hatfield/Bob Dole 1977-1981
1976: Def. Henry Jackson/Edmund Muskie, Edwin Walker/Larry MacDonald
Frank Church/Jerry Brown 1981-1984 (Died in office)
1980: Def. Mark Hatfield/Bob Dole
Jerry Brown/vacant 1984-1985
Jerry Brown/Fritz Hollings 1985-1993

1984: Def. James Buckley/Phil Crane
1988: Def. Donald Rumsfeld/Antonin Scalia
James Baker/Larry Pressler 1993-2001

1992: Def. George McGovern/Paul Tsongas, Lee Iacocca/various
1996: Def. Mario Cuomo/Bill Bradley
Carol Moseley Braun/Walter Mondale 2001-2003 (Assassinated)
2000: Def. Bill Weld/Barry Goldwater, Jr.
Walter Mondale/vacant 2003
Walter Mondale/Barbara Lee 2003-2009

2004: Def. Charlie Crist/Tommy Thompson
Rupert Boneham/J.C. Watts 2009-2017
2008: Def. Walter Mondale/Barbara Lee
2012: Def. Rick Perry/Rod Blagojevich
Lincoln Chafee/Rob Lowe 2017-2021
2016: Def. Harold Ford, Jr./Levi Sanders
Kinky Friedman/Cyrus Habib 2021-

2020: Def. Lincoln Chafee/Rob Lowe, Andrew Yang/Stephen Colbert
 

Ethan P

Kicked
I've Made Al Gore the 3rd and 4th Terms of FDR, Cause Why the Hell Not?
2001-2005: VP Al Gore of Tennessee/Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts
2000: def. Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich of Texas/Senator Connie Mack III of Florida, Commentator Pat Buchanan of Virginia/Commentator Ezola Foster of California
2005-2005: Pres. Al Gore of Tennessee*/Senator Joe Lieberman of Connecticut* (killed in 10/27 attacks on the US Capitol, the White House, and the Willis Tower)
2004: def. Governor Rudy Giuliani of New York/Senator Bill Frist of Tennessee
2005-2006: Secretary of State Richard Holbrooke of New York/VACANT
2006-2013: Pres. Richard Holbrooke of New York/Senator Bob Kerrey of Nebraska

2008: def. Governor Rudy Giuliani of New York/Senator Pete Domenici of New Mexico, Former VP John Kerry of Massachusetts/Senator Kent Conrad of North Dakota
2013-2021: Ret. General David Petraeus of New York/Senator Ken Blackwell of Ohio
2012: def. Governor Mark Dayton of Minnesota/Senator Brian Schweitzer of Montana
2016: def. Governor Mark Dayton of Minnesota/Representative Stephanie Herseth Sandlin of South Dakota

2021-: Senator Jeff Jackson of North Carolina/Senate Majority Leader Evan Bayh of California
2020: def. VP Ken Blackwell of Ohio/Former Senator Pat McCrory of North Carolina
 

Ethan P

Kicked
Powell/McCain 2000, Because Why The F**k Not?
2001-2003: Fmr. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Colin Powell (NY)/Senator John McCain (AZ) (Rep.)
2000: def. VP Al Gore (TN)/Senator Tom Daschle (SD) (Dem.)
2003-2005: Pres. Colin Powell (NY)/VP John McCain (AZ) (United We Stand)
2005-2009: Gov. Mike Huckabee (AR)/Sen. Arlen Specter (PA) (Rep.)

2004: def. Sen. John Edwards (NC)/Sen. Dianne Feinstein (CA), Incumbents (UWS), Rep. Ralph Nader (CT)/Mayor Matt Gonzales (CA) (Green)
2009-2013: Fmr. Pres. Colin Powell (NY)/Sen. Max Cleland (GA) (Dem.)
2008: def. Incumbents (Rep.), Rep. Dennis Kucinich (OH)/various (Green)
2013-2017: Senator Russ Feingold (WI)/Governor Mitt Romney (NH) (Decided By Congress)

2012: Senator Russ Feingold (WI)/Governor Thurbert Baker (GA), Senator Norm Coleman (MN)/Governor Mitt Romney (NH), Former Senator Joe Lieberman (CT)/Governor Joe Manchin (WV), Representative Ron Paul (TX)/Governor Mike Lee (UT)
2017-now: Pres. Russ Feingold (WI)/Senator Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (SD)
2016: def. VP Mitt Romney (NH)/Governor Rick Scott (FL), Governor Greg Orman (KS)/Senator Charlie Crist (FL)
 
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Prime Minsters of the First Republic of Armenia:
1918-1919:Hovhannes Kajaznuni (Armenian Revolutionary Federation)
1919: Armenian Revkom (Armenian Communist Party)
1919-1920: Alexander Khatisian (Armenian Revolutionary Federation)
1920-1921: Andranik Ozanian (Armenian Liberation Front)
1921-1925: Andranik Ozanian-Garegin Nzhdeh-Christophor Araratov-Oliver Baldwin (Anti-Bolshevik War Council)


Prime Minsters of the Second Republic of Armenia:

1925-1929: Christophor Araratov (Armenian Democratic Coalition)
1925 (Majority) def: Oliver Baldwin* (Social Democratic Labour Party)
1929-1932: Sebouh Nersesian (Armenian Democratic Party)
1929 (Coalition with Social Democratic Labour) def: Gevorg Gharadjian (Social Democratic Labour), Yeghishe Charents (Armenian Workers), Garegin Nzhdeh (Armenian Populist Party)
1932-1941: Garegin Nzhdeh (Armenian Populist Party)
1932 (Majority) def: Sebouh Nersesian (ADP), Perchuhi Partizpanyan-Barseghyan (Social Democratic Labour), Yeghishe Charents (Armenian Workers), Drastamat Kanayan (Armenian National Party)
1936 (Majority) def: Ruben Ter Minassian (ADP), Alexander Bekzadyan (Social Democratic Labour), Avetik Isahakyan (Armenian Workers), Drastamat Kanayan (Armenian National Party)
1940 (Coalition with ADP) def: Ruben Ter Minassian (ADP), Sarkis Dkhrouni (Social Democratic Labour), Aghasi Khanjian (Armenian Workers Party), Drastamat Kanayan (Armenian National Party)

1941-1945: Garegin Nzhdeh (Armenian Populist leading War Government)
1945-1949: Ruben Ter Minassian (Armenian Democratic Party)

1945 (Coalition with the APP) def: Garegin Nzhdeh (APP), Sarkis Dkhrouni (Social Democratic Labour), Aghasi Khanjian (Armenian Democratic Socialist Party), Avetik Isahakyan (Armenian Workers Party), Drastamat Kanayan (Armenian National Party)
1949-: Sarkis Dkhrouni (Social Democratic Labour Party)
1949 (Majority) def: Ruben Ter Minassian (ADP), Makhluto (APP), Aghasi Khanjian (Armenian Democratic Socialist Party), Vagarshak Ter-Vaganyan (Armenian Workers)

*Interim Leader for the election, Gevorg Gharadjian would become the leader of the SDLP in 1927 after being allowed back into Armenia by the Araratov Goverment.

The survival of the Armenian First Republic was a close run thing, the Turkish tried to gobble up the nascent nation as it was just established, only for the Greek onslaught in Anatolia to make them reconsider. The Soviet’s tried to take over but the Revkom barely lasted a month as Soviet force were occupied elsewhere (the Armenian would manage to form a small rump state near Georgia before Mikoyan had them purged for incompetence). The next several years of the Armenian Republics existence was battling the Soviet Union, with an incredibly bloodied Turkey (Greece winning big From the Turkish-Greek War) awkwardly supporting Armenia feeling a Democratic Armenia would be a good defence against the Soviet menace. With Western funding and arms and British support after Stanley Baldwin’s Son Oliver decided to become a military adviser (and then member of the ruling coalition) for the nascent Republic eventually the Soviet’s threw in the towel (especially with Lenin’s death causing the Soviet’s to pause and reconsider). With there victory secured it was decided that Democratic elections would finally properly occur and the Second Republic of Armenia was declared.

Elections of 1925 would be landslide for Armenian Democratic Coalition, mainly because many Social Democrats and Socialist dissidents had been arrested or had waited out the War in other countries (large portions of the Social Democrat Hunchakian Party's leadership had been driven into exile during the Armenian Genocide and were only slowly coming back to Armenia), leading the odd situation of Oliver Baldwin being the interim head of the Social Democratic and Labour Party (a coalition of various Left Wing groups in Armenia who weren’t Pro-Soviet) as opposition to the Democratic Coalition. By 1929, various splinter parties had been formed from the Democratic Coalition as most Socialists and Social Democrats join the SDLP or the Workers Party (which is really a front for the Communists in the Soviet Union to influence Armenia), Populists and Agrarian Socialists joining the Populist Party and a smattering of Conservatives, Liberals and the occasional National Populist or Fascist joining the National party leading to a more competitive election. In the end the Social Liberal Democratic Party is forced into a coalition with the SDLP, the coalition is shaky but both Parties agree in a rapid Industrialisation of Armenia (a Five Year Plan would be implemented inspired by the NEPer's in the Soviet Union) and the creation of the Armenian Welfare State of sorts. The coalition wouldn't see the end of the first Five Year Plan as the coalition collapses in 1932 over an argument over enshrining the workers right to create Trade Unions into the Armenian Constitution as Armenia is partially hit by the Great Depression and Business leaders (the main backers of the ADP) are battling Trade Unions (the main backers of the SDLP).

So in 1932, the Armenian Populist Party wins the election. Lead by Garegin Nzhdeh the Parties ideology is pretty fluid but could be best described as a more Populist, Agrarian Socialist, Socially Conservative inspired ideology called Nzhdehism which would come to dominate the 1930s. Farm land is redistributed, the Government invests more into the Welfare of farmers more than anything, Women's Rights hit a deadend and the Armenian Apostolic Church is enshrined into the constitution as the official religion of the Republic (many Muslims are driven out of Armenia into Iran and Turkey, meanwhile Armenia oddly becomes a haven for Jews from the Soviet Union who are discriminated against by the State as Nzdeh believes they would make ideal Anti-Communists). Communism in Armenia is reduced to a ineffective rump, though Stalin is more effective at purging Armenian Communism than Nzdeh ever is (this would eventually lead to the Workers Party split of the mid 40s, as the youthful Aghasi Khanjian is pushed into the leadership but quickly turns against the Soviet line as more and more information about the fates of Charents and Isahakyan become apparent).

The Populist Party clings onto power in 1940 by entering a coalition with the ADP as the SDLP under passionate Socialist Sarkis Dkhrouni expands it's appeal and takes more and more inspiration from the Labour Party (as Oliver Baldwin and a number of his comrades influence the SDLP policies and ideas). But soon afterwards War between the Soviet Union and the Axis and Armenia supports the Allies (despite the Axis powers trying to bribe Armenia into joining the Axis and fighting the Soviet's, Armenia's fear of the Soviet's trumps all else in the end) in particular sending forces to help the Anglo-Soviet Invasion of Iran, sending an expeditionary force to help the Allies in North Africa, the Middle East, Italy and Greece and providing industrial and farming aid to the Soviets during the midst of the Nazi Invasion.

But the so called War Coalition is dissolved in the aftermath of the Soviet victory against the Nazi's as the SDLP accuses Nzhdeh of 'Kemelism' especially due to the banning and absorption of the National Party into the ADP/APP coalition. So the election of 1945 occurs, but a secret deal between the APP and ADP allows them to keep the SDLP out of power. Ruben Ter Minassian's rule is tired for the most part, even the small economic boom that occurs due to Armeina making a tidy profit out of the War is tempered by a War scare with the Soviets and a brief War between Iran and Armenia during the 1946 Iranian Crisis (one of the first big Cold War scares) as Ter Minassian is seen as a War Monger (the ensuing peace that establishes the Republic of Mahabad and has the Soviet Union finally securing Armenian recognition of the Armenian SSR leads to the riots of 1946). By the beginning of 1949 the APP-ADP coalition is beginning to break apart and the SDLP, buoyed with help from Oliver Baldwin, Labour MP Noel Agazarian and his Labour Friends of Armenia storms ahead in the polls before winning election (despite rumblings in the military of a possible coup before it's decided that the SDLP are Anti-Soviet enough for them) even the ASDP manages to win several seats out of the coalition collapse. And so now Sarkis Dkhrouni is able to try and create his vision of a Social Democratic Armenian future, workers right and trade unions to be enshrined into the constitution, expansion of women's rights and Nationalisation of the Banks and Major Industries...
 
Prime Ministers of Canada
1984 - 1993: Brian Mulroney (Progressive Conservative)
1984:
John Turner (Liberal), Ed Broadbent (New Democratic)

1988: John Turner (Liberal), Ed Broadbent (New Democratic)
1992 (Min.): Jean Chrétien (Liberal), Preston Manning (Reform), Dave Barrett (New Democratic)

1993 - 1994: Jean Charest (Progressive Conservative)
1993 L.E.:
Ann Mulvale, Brian Pallister, Patrick Boyer, Garth Turner
1994: Preston Manning (Reform)
1994 (Min.):
Paul Martin (Liberal), Jean Charest (Progressive Conservative), Dave Barrett (New Democratic)
1994 - 1995: Paul Martin (Liberal leading Liberal/New Democratic Coalition)
1995: Herb Gray (Liberal leading Liberal/New Democratic Coalition)
1995 - 2006: Lloyd Axworthy (Liberal leading Liberal/New Democratic Coalition; later Liberal)
1995 L.E.:
Raymond Chrétien, Brian Tobin, Sheila Copps

1996: Preston Manning (Reform), Jean Charest (Progressive Conservative), Dave Barrett (New Democratic), John Cummings (Western Independence)
2000: Jean-Pierre Blackburn (Progressive Conservative), Preston Manning (Reform), Bill Blaikie (New Democratic), John Cummings (Western Independence)
2004: Jean-Pierre Blackburn (Progressive Conservative), Deborah Grey (Reform), Bill Blaikie (New Democratic), John Cummings (Western Independence)

2006 - 2011: Raymond Chrétien (Liberal)
2006 L.E.:
David Karwacki, Allan Rock, Sheila Copps, Gary Doer, Anne McLellan, Joe Volpe, Hedy Fry, Ken Dryden
2009 (Min.): Michael Fortier (National Coalition), Robert Chisholm (New Democratic), John Cummings (Western Independence), Kevin Sorenson (National)
2011 - 2020: Michael Fortier (National Coalition)
2011 (Min.):
Raymond Chrétien (Liberal), Robert Chisholm (New Democratic), Jay Hill (Western Independence), Ezra Levant (National), Adriane Carr (Green)
2013: David Martin (Liberal), Robert Chisholm (New Democratic), Jay Hill (Western Independence), Adriane Carr (Green), Ezra Levant (National)
2017: David Martin (Liberal), Robert Chisholm (New Democratic), Jay Hill (Western Independence), Adriane Carr (Green)

2020 - present: Danielle Smith (National Coalition)
2020 L.E.:
André Bachand, Mario Dumont, Brian Pallister, Andrew Scheer, Eric Duncan

  • Okay, you know the drill. Meech Lake passes. Mulroney, buoyed by his constitutional success, pursues and gets the green light by the Tory caucus to lead the party into the next general election. He's pulled off countless miracles, and many believe he has one final miracle left in the tank. Strengthening their already formidable stronghold in Quebec (Bouchard stays in the fold), the Tories manage to keep enough seats in Ontario and Atlantic Canada to offset the massive loses out West to Reform. Chrétien, who had been wishy washy on Meech Lake and special status for Quebec, loses his bid to reclaim his old seat from the Conservatives.
  • But for all of his success in winning a historic third mandate for the Tories, Mulroney only secures a weak minority, and informs the party that he'll make way for a new leader in the new year. Potential candidates include Jean Charest, Brian Pallister, Perrin Beatty, Lucien Bouchard, Benoît Bouchard, and Ann Mulvale. Ultimately a the Tories pick a "fresh face" connected with the passage of Meech, Jean Charest, and hope his youthful vigor is enough to convince voters to give the party another shot.
  • However, picking another Quebecer doesn't exactly endear the Tories to western voters suffering from alienation. Despite the media frenzy around Charest in Central Canada and in parts of the East coast, they fail to pick up on the angry vibes coming from out West.
  • The 1994 election delivers onto Canadians a complete mess. With the PCs continuing to dominate in Quebec, splitting Atlantic Canada and Ontario with the Liberals, the Reform Party emerges with a narrow plurality of seats (Despite the Liberals themselves narrowly winning the popular vote), thus temporarily making Preston Manning the designate-Prime Minister, and Reform the first non Liberal or Tory political party to form government in Canadian History. However, Manning's success is short lived, as the Liberals and New Democrats agree to form a temporary coalition government tepidly propped up by the Tories to prevent the right-wing Reform Party from governing the country. Reform's Throne Speech is voted down, and the Governor General gives Liberal Leader Paul Martin a shot.
  • However, things go from bad to worse. While making a visit to Alberta to demonstrate his new government's interest in addressing Western alienation, Prime Minister Martin is fatally shot by a disgruntled supporter of the Reform Party, who later claimed his did so to "bring down the Liberal coup". There's talk about Alberta possibly holding a national referendum on whether to remain a member of the Canadian Confederation. Eventually a western separatist party is formed in Ottawa, comprised of a handful of disgruntled Reform MPs.
  • The Liberal caucus appoints party elder Herb Gray to step in as temporary Prime Minister while a more permanent successor is chosen. Gray sends in the RCMP to quell protests across the West. There's some instances of violence, but the protests are largely peaceful, albeit heated. A significant number of more moderate westerners are put off by the more extreme elements of the protests and their embrace by some of Reform's more ideological members.
  • In a move to appease westerners and their coalition partners, the Grits choose left-wing Manitoban MP Lloyd Axworthy as their new leader, who immediately takes the country to the polls, arguing that he needs a strong mandate from voters to deal with the ongoing unrest in Western Canada, and return politics to a place of normalcy. Voters oblige him.
  • True to his word, Axworthy begins a series of consultations with Western Premiers over issues regarding resource control, senate reform, a the ability to opt out of certain federal programs. Among his agreements includes the promise to only appoint western Senators that had been elected by their constituents, regardless of their political party. Combined with a rebounding economy, the Liberals win another majority in 2000, off setting their continued loses in Quebec (Now the central home of the Tories), with historic gains across much of the West.
  • Axworthy, still popular and hoping to spend a little bit more time cementing a legacy and healing the wounds brought forth by Meech Lake, announces that he'll go for a third mandate. With the Tories largely restricted to Quebec, Reform to Alberta, and the NDP largely irrelevant with the exception of the odd seat here and there, it appears that the Liberals are unstoppable in Ontario, Atlantic Canada, and their growing pockets of support out West. Voters seem comfortable with him. They like him. They opt to re-elect him.
  • Rather than stick out his full term, Prime Minister Axworthy announces his retirement in 2006, and is replaced by his long-time Foreign Affairs Minister, Raymond Chrétien, nephew of former party leader Jean Chrétien.
  • In the interim since Axworthy's third majority victory, the Reform Party further splinters, with those disaffected by Grey's leadership splitting off to either the newly formed National Party or the Western Independence Party. Eager to united the Conservative Movement in some way, negotiations are established between Grey and newly elected Progressive Conservative leader Michael Fortier, who is receptive to the notion of an electoral pact where neither party runs opponents against the other, essentially forming a coalition between the two, with Fortier acting as the official leader and candidate for Prime Minister.
  • With the national economy in the midst of a recession, and fourteen years of the Liberals in charge, voters are interested in change. However, enough voters are suspicious of both the Tories and Reform, not to mention their histories with respect to the 1990s, that they allow Chrétien to return to 24 Sussex with a minority government.
  • Long dormant scandals and tensions begin to emerge under Chrétien, including illegal funding and spending tied to both his 2006 leadership campaign and the 2009 Liberal election campaign. Senate expenses, a sluggish economy, and western indifference begin to rear their ugly heads, and the impression of arrogance sets in. The odd resignation and rumours over whether or not the 69-year old Chrétien could or should lead the party into another election damage the party even more. Angered by the disloyalty within his own party, the Prime Minister announces that he will contest a final election as leader, much to the chagrin of many within the party.
  • Chrétien loses, despite attempts to form a coalition with the New Democrats (harking back to the days of their pact in the 90s). He's replaced with a francophone from Ontario and the son of the late Paul Martin, David Martin, who turns out to be ill-suited for politics despite his pedigree. To voters it smells of elitism and demonstrates the party is out of touch.
  • As a result the National Coalition govern the country for much of the next decade. Fortier proves to be popular in both Quebec and Western Canada, who as it turns out have a lot in common when it comes to mistrust of the federal government and interest in carving out respective powers in the federation. With the Liberals in disarray, the Coalition cleans up.
  • After nine years as Prime Minister, including a free-trade agreement with the European Union, some constitutional reforms for the West, an economy that has begun to slow somewhat and COVID-19 on the horizon, Michael Fortier calls it quits. Passes the job over to Finance Minister Danielle Smith. First woman Prime Minister.
  • Wait, doesn't this seem familiar?
 
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