List Political Parties of Alternate Countries

Discussion in 'Alternate History Discussion: After 1900' started by MrHuman, Jul 26, 2012.

  1. RiverDelta They/Them

    Aug 13, 2017
    The Big MT
    Here are the Australasian political parties for @ETGalaxy's Socialist Commonwealth of America DBRP.

    The Australasian Liberal Party is the main governing party of Australasia. It doesn't always take office, but it takes office pretty frequently, and it's generally considered 'the default' party of the country. It is fundamentally libertarian and pro-capitalist. Its left wing is more socially liberal, while its right wing is apathetic at best and paleolibertarian at worst. They mainly bank on being opposed to Syndicalism, and tend to be pro-business. Kind of neoliberal, mostly libertarian. Under the leadership of John Simmons, the Liberal Party has rigidly supported free speech - even as many people start to wonder about certain radical elements in Australasia.

    The Christian Unity Party is known for being socially conservative and economically social-democratic. Distributism especially is written into the party's platform, and the party has been accused by Liberals (capital L, as in the Liberal Party) of being Syndicalist shills. This is, of course, untrue, and frankly the CUP and Syndicalist bloc disagree on almost everything. That said, the slander is still common. The CUP tries to be kind and sympathetic towards people, despite being firmly socially conservative. "Love the sinner, despise the sin" is their modus operandi. For example, they support the criminalization of homosexual relationships and the legal enforcement of the gender binary, but they also support psychotherapists and work to help get queer people disowned by their family jobs. Under the leadership of Mary Birch, the party has embraced its Distributist leanings. The CUP is the main rightist party of Australasia, owing to the fracturing of its far-right base into the next two parties.

    The True Faithful Party is where the CUP members who opposed the Distributism of the CUP and their 'moderate' views on social issues went. They're quite small, but have a free marketeer wing and a Christian authoritarian wing. They consider the CUP to be shills for the Syndicalist bloc as well as being far too accepting of sinners for their own good. Perhaps thankfully, the current leader, Jean-Baptiste Pernet, has been running the party to the ground. Stories of Pernet's use of cocaine and hookers have absolutely tanked the TFP's already flimsy reputation.

    The Australasian Freedom Party is where the secular rightists who opposed the CUP's Distributism and religious backing went. They also, of course, oppose the True Faithful Party's failed attempts at theocracy. The Freedom Party supports a massive reduction in immigration, opposes most civil rights, low-key undermines Aboriginal rights, and supports a military buildup. The annexation of Tasmania is a major part of their platform as well. The main voting bloc of the Freedom Party is honestly a mix of neoconservatives and nationalists, and the conflict between those two factions makes an already small party basically impotent. Under the leadership of Milo Green, the AFP has become increasingly irrelevant in the political scene of Australasia, but perhaps new leadership might change the dwindling party's fate, especially if it can compare itself to Sun Cross Rising favorably.

    Sun Cross Rising is an 'identitarian national communist political party and activist organization' with a paramilitary wing. Coming from the extremist terrorist organization ATOMIC (Australasian Trailblazing Organization for Militant International Communism), Sun Cross Rising has attempted to poach supporters from the falling Freedom Party. It has also worked to benefit from backlash against the Liberal Party's laissez-faire economic politics. SCR has had to fight against it being linked to ATOMIC, but that kind of 'street cred' has actually gotten some people interested in their message. The party supports racial separatism and extreme social-democratic policies, with many in the party wanting to abolish capitalism outright. The party has a mixed view on the Socialist Commonwealth of America, seeing it as decadent but many party members like its economic system. Of the ATOMIC split, Sun Cross Rising is probably doing better than its left-wing counterpart organization. SCR's current leader is one Celia Fitzroy, and she's spearheaded the attempt to change SCR's image from terrorists to legitimate political figures who happen to have a paramilitary wing. It seems clear that SCR will either wilt into irrelevance or make itself mainstream-ish, one way or another.

    The Australasian Syndicalist Party is a big tent, encompassing everything from agrarian socialists to syndicalists proper to council communists and anarchists. That said, the ASP (No relation to the other ASP) is mostly Syndicalist. The party had its heyday decades ago, but due to government repression on the part of the Liberals, it has long since become completely irrelevant in terms of actual political action. Their current leadership is under Roy Williams. Williams is an older man who is thoroughly conventional, providing nothing to the party. The party itself has been broken by Australasian government efforts, and is essentially powerless. That said, the ASP is a common scapegoat for everyone from the Liberals to Sun Cross Rising to Christian Unity to the True Faithful Party. Everyone hates them, essentially.

    The Progressive Party of Australasia is the only real left-wing legitimate counter to the Liberal Party. The party advocates for neoliberal, capitalist economics and quite far left social values. The party once had a social-democratic wing, but they ended up either in the CUP or the ASP, and the ASP was broken by the state. The PPA has some sway, but frankly most people just vote Liberal. The PPA has, of course, won some elections, and has a solid voter base on the east coast, but that's about it. Under the leadership of Janet Flynn, the party has drifted slowly right socially, but many in the party strongly oppose this and Flynn's time running the party is coming to an end.

    The Anarcho-Transhumanist Party of Australasia is an odd duck. A social club for radical nerds as much as it is an actual party, the ATPA supports absolute acceptance of the right to modify one's own body. They work to provide abortions to people in need, they help pay for 3D-printed prosthetics, and they fund research into typical nerd transhumanist stuff. They're also anarchists, and as such are known for demonstrations, protests, and the like. They also feed the hungry and generally work to bring their pie-in-the-sky ideals to life. They have very few members, but nerds who lean left are often party members, as membership is quite cheap and comes with social benefits. They don't have a leader so much as they directly democratically vote for initiatives. The Freedom Party and occasionally Sun Cross Rising often try to hack or rig ATPA elections, to mixed success.

    The Kiloton United Front
    is not actually a party. It's an unapologetic terrorist organization, consisting of the left half of ATOMIC. Still, the relative mainstreaming of Sun Cross Rising, the Freedom Party, True Faithful Party, and to some degree the Christian Unity Party have meant that after the ATOMIC split its membership has spiked. They advocate for syndicalist revolution, though many in their group have councilist or anarchist sympathies. They consider themselves a united front, and wish to bring the whole system crashing down. Them and Sun Cross Rising often are known for getting into violent confrontations. That said, many in the SCR have denounced the KUF for their methods and their ideology. In some ways, the KUF seems as much a revenge tool for the repressed Syndicalist Party and the crimes of the right-leaning Australasian parties as it does an actual coherent organization. Under the new leadership of the Central Committee, the KUF has rapidly grown to attract new members, many of whom are afraid of the right and disillusioned with the Liberals and Progressives. That said, their strategy is iffy and their success is far from assured, to say the least.
  2. PopulistBean #FredRogersDidNothingWrong

    Mar 3, 2019
    The United Kingdom of Vinland is a constitutional monarchy in North America

    Progressive Conservative Party is the biggest party in Vinland. (Led by Stefan Löfven)
    believing in relatively liberal ideas in the immigration and civil rights thought, but is more economically conservative (except in the social reforms in supporting the homeless). Founded by Gregor Hansen
    Royalist Party is the second biggest party in Vinland. (Led by King Alexander III)
    Conservative in almost every way except for the part where they support high taxes. Founded by King Aeigir II
    Freedom and Prosperity Party is a third party in Vinland. (Led by Henrik Stamer Hedin)
    A party based off the beleifs of Karl Marx and Vladimir Lenin. Founded by Oswalin Moslet

    Independent Party is a third party in Vinland. (Led by Joe Biden)
    Led by many non-scandinavians. Beliefs vary but are always moderate. Founded by
    Samuel Clemens
    Lovers' Party is the smallest party in Vinland (Led by Fraeds Valentint)

    it is very strange with a history of violence. Their ideology is the same of Mao's anarcho-fascism. Founded by Ben Reifal

  3. Nazi Space Spy Well-Known Member

    Jul 29, 2011
    The Commonwealth of America: 701 Seats in the House of Commons, 351 for Majority.
    American Parliament Diagram 2019.png
    Liberal (Justin Trudeau): 329 Seats. Progressivism, social liberalism, internationalism, center-left.
    Conservative (Paul Ryan): 259 Seats. Federalism, economic liberalism, neoconservativism, center-right.
    Democratic (Elizabeth Warren): 49 Seats. Socialism, trade unionism, social democracy, left-wing populism.
    People's (Kellie Leitch): 36 Seats. Protectionism, anti-immigration, national conservatism, right-wing populism.
    Bloc Quebecois (Gilles Duceppe): 13 Seats. Francophone interests, Quebec separatism, social democracy, left-wing nationalism.
    Progressive Conservative (Michael Chong): 6 Seats. Red Tory, Christian democracy, liberal-conservatism, centrism.
    Grassroots (Elizabeth May): 4 Seats. Eco-socialism, feminism, community politics, left-wing populism.
    Christian Heritage (Ted Cruz): 2 Seats. Social conservatism, rural interests, federalism, right-wing populism.
    Libertarian (Maxine Bernier): 2 Seats. Libertarianism, economic liberalism, constitutionalism, center-right.

    Prime Ministers of the Commonwealth of America.
    1785-1790: Benjamin Franklin (Crossbencher) (1)*
    1790-1793: Joseph Galloway (Tory) (2)
    1793-1796: John Adams (Tory) (3)
    1796-1805: Thomas Jefferson (Whig) (4)
    1805-1815: James Madison (Whig) (5)
    1815-1820: James Monroe (Whig) (6)
    1820-1823: Alexander Hamilton (Tory) (7)*
    1823-1824: Henry Clay (Tory) (8)
    1824-1832: John Calhoun (Whig) (9)
    1823-1840: Henry Clay (Tory) (10)
    1840-1842: John Tyler (Whig) (11)
    1842-1844: Henry Clay (Tory) (12)
    1844-1848: James Polk (Whig) (13)
    1848-1851: Henry Clay (Tory) (14)*
    1851-1855: Daniel Webster (Tory) (15)
    1855-1860: James Buchanan (Whig) (16)
    1860-1865: Abraham Lincoln (Conservative) (17)**
    1865-1868: John MacDonald (Conservative) (18)
    1868-1877: Horatio Seymour (Liberal) (19)
    1877-1880: Samuel Tilden (Liberal) (20)
    1880-1891: John MacDonald (Conservative) (21)
    1891-1892: James Blaine (Conservative) (22)
    1892-1900: Grover Cleveland (Liberal) (23)
    1900-1901: William McKinley (Conservative) (24)**
    1901-1910: Joseph Cannon (Conservative) (25)
    1910-1914: Oscar Underwood (Liberal) (26)
    1914-1921: Theodore Roosevelt Sr. (Progressive Conservative) (27)*
    1921-1923: Andrew Bonar Law (Progressive Conservative) (28)*
    1923-1930: William Thomas White (Progressive Conservative) (29)
    1930-1933: Richard Bennett (Progressive Conservative) (30)
    1933-1938: Norman Thomas (End Poverty in the Commonwealth) (31)
    1938-1944: Theodore Roosevelt Jr. (Progressive Conservative) (32)
    1944-1945: John Bracken (Progressive Conservative) (33)
    1945-1950: Paul Martin Sr. (Liberal - Democratic coalition) (34)
    1950-1957: George Drew (Progressive Conservative) (35)
    1957-1962: Harold Stassen (Progressive Conservative) (36)
    1962-1968: Hubert Humphrey (Liberal) (37)
    1968-1975: Robert Stanfield (Progressive Conservative) (38)
    1975-1976: Leslie Lynch King (Progressive Conservative) (39)
    1976-1980: Pierre Trudeau (Liberal) (40)
    1980-1987: George Bush (Progressive Conservative) (41)
    1987-1990: Robert Dole (Progressive Conservative) (42)
    1990-1993: Brian Mulroney (Progressive Conservative) (43)
    1993-1993: Lynn Martin (Progressive Conservative) (44)
    1993-2003: Bill Clinton (Liberal) (45)
    2003-2008: Paul Martin Jr. (Liberal) (46)
    2008-2010: Hillary Clinton (Liberal) (47)
    2010-2015: Willard Romney (Conservative) (48)
    2015-20??: Justin Trudeau (Liberal - Democratic coalition) (49)

    In this scenario, which is a part of a project I've long been envisioning, I've taken a number of ideas from a number of posters. I didn't intend to intentionally plagiarize anyone, but like Bob Dylan, borrowed some ideas from timelines by Lord Caedus, Dustin, EvilSpaceAlien, and others and applied them to a slightly amended version of my own Yankee Dominion project.

    Basically, in this world, the American Commonwealth has a map similar to the Yankee Dominion one (though internal borders will have to be adjusted- particularly MN, the Dakotas, Alberta, and Saskatchewan). Unlike The Yankee Dominion, this ATL has retained the British monarchy and the world is more similar to OTL like in the original AC thread than the world of my project is.

    I'm thinking of writing a timeline starting in 1968 that would cover political events in this world, and would conclude when I reach the present day. If enough interest is generated, there could be a continuation thread of sorts. I'm always down to collaborate with someone!
    Last edited: May 6, 2019
  4. Thomas1195 Well-Known Member

    Sep 26, 2016
    Very interesting scenario, although if the Whigs/Tories and Conservative/Liberal are in British sense, note that during the 19th century the Liberals/Whigs, at least until Irish Home Rule, were clearly the pro-business, pro-bank camp, while the Tories/Conservatives were the agrarian, rural-based party.

    Also, just nitpicking but I can't imagine John Calhoun being a Whig in British sense, his politics (and OTL 19th century Southern Democrats) fit the British Tories in almost every major issue other than tariffs: slavery, race, and more importantly pro-rural/plantation... And, IOTL, TR Sr fit the Liberals more regarding most of his positions.
  5. woahtheresir New Member

    Jun 6, 2017
    North East Texas
    The United States of Caribia is a nation in a timeline where all of the caribbean islands are one landmass.
    The Island gained independence from Spain,Britain and France in 1827 the colonial territories would unite under one flag later that year. The USA in 1847 would go to war and puppet the Island Republic but in 1861 it would declare independence alongside the CSA. The USA would lose against the CSA and Caribia mostly due to European support. In 1929 the Communist party would win a civil war against the government forming The United Communes of Caribia. A schism in the Communist party would result in the Socialist party taking over the UCC in 1958. A civil war would occur in 1978 between the socialist government and a Democratic coalition with the coalition winning.

    The Liberty Party: Libertarianism, Anarcho-Capitalism, center-right. The LP is the 2nd largest party in Cariba. Was founded in 1848 making it one of the first parties founded. Has seen several members become presidents and has seen a resurgence in popularity. There 2020 presidential candidate is John Mcafee.

    The Union Party: Conservatism, Economic Nationalism, center-right. The UP is the 3rd largest party in Caribia. Formed from the remnants of The American Party. Founded in 1861 after its secession from the USA. Had a large presence in the late 90's to mid 2000's. There 2020 candidate is Keith Michael.

    The Arrivalist Party: Progressive, Modern Liberalism, center-left. The AP is the largest party in Caribia. Originally a Dutch Nationalist group became a liberal party basing itself off the democrats in the USA. Formed in 1912 it has rarely had presence having only a few presidents it has seen recent attention because of the Arrivalist Intergum president. There 2020 candidate is David Bernier.

    The Progressive Party: Democratic Socialism, Progressive, Leftist. The PP is the 5th largest party in Caribia. It was formed by the remnants of the Socialist party and the SP was formed by the Communist party. It has had to try and disconnect itself from the tyrannical Socialist party and the Communist Party. It was formed in 1981 after the civil war against the Socialist party. Its 2020 candidate is Rubén Berríos.

    The New Atlantic Party: Neoconservative, Nationalism, Far-right. The AP is the 6th largest party in Caribia. Based off the right wing party the Atlantic party which was dissolved in 1929. Seeks the take over Central America, Guyana and Suriname. It was founded in 2002. Its 2020 candidate Jose Castillo.

    The Native Party: Civic Nationalism, environmentalism, center-left. The NP is the 4th largest party in Caribia. Its main purpose is to keep the Native American Culture in Caribia alive they also strive for a clean environment. They were founded in 1978 and do not seek presidency.

  6. The Jovian The Red Gas Giant

    Jun 27, 2015
    England, UK
    The European Workers' Concordia:

    Established in 1942 as an economic, political and military alliance between the French Worker's Republic, the Iberian People's Confederation, The Council Republic of Bavaria, the German Socialist Union, the Worker's Republic of Ireland, the Socialist Republic of Italy among other European Socialist nations.

    Main Parties (The Big Five):

    Marxist Labor Party:
    Current Leaders:
    Slavoj Zizek (Parliament), Katja Kipping (Central Council)
    Current Seats in All-People's Parliament: (753/2200)
    Current Seats in Central Council: (192/550)
    Current Regional Heads of State: (5/15)
    Political Position: Center-Right
    Ideologies: Marxist-Luxemburgism, Titoism, Democratic Centralism

    The biggest party in the EWC, conservative by European Communist standards it favors a centralized government and economy with some independent economic worker-managed industries. Currently led by renowned Yugoslavian Marxist economist Slavoj Zizek in the European All-People's Parliament and Long-time German Councilor Katja Kipping in the European Central Council. The MLP is currently in a coalition government with the Pan-European Socialist Party.

    Worker's Syndicalist Union:
    Current Leaders:
    Jean-Luc Melenchon (Parliament), Martin Schultz (Central Council)
    Current Seats in All-People's Parliament: (609/2200)
    Current Seats in Central Council: (160/550)
    Current Regional Heads of State: (4/15)
    Political Position: Center-Left
    Ideologies: Trade Unionism, Market Socialism, Co-Operativism, De-Centralization

    The mainstream left party of the European politics. It favors de-centralization and worker-ownership of the means of production via co-operatives and trade unions. It is also the party of social progress favoring decriminalization of drugs, expansion of civil liberties and is a proponent of identity politics. They are currently the leaders of the opposition to the MLP-PESP coalition government and have began talks with Green Europa to form an electoral alliance for the next election.

    Pan-European Socialist Party:
    Current Leaders:
    Beppe Grillo (Parliament), Emmanuel Macron (Central Council)
    Current Seats in All-People's Parliament: (384/2200)
    Current Seats in Central Council: (94/550)
    Current Regional Heads of State: (2/15)
    Political Position: Center
    Ideologies: Democratic Socialism, State Socialism, Pan-Europeanism

    The ideological tie-breaker in the Parliament and Central Council. Its politics split the difference between the MLP and the WSU economics-wise and normally support whoever happens to be the most numerous party in the Parliament. In addition the party makes its highest priority be the smoothing of relations between the Concordia's individual nations and cultures, promoting Pan-European unity, solidarity and cultural identity by ensuring that each European nation within the Concordia is given its fair share for contributing to the revolution.

    Green Europa:
    Current Leaders:
    Mary Lou MacDonald (Parliament), Enrique del Rey (Central Council)
    Current Seats in All-People's Parliament: (305/2200)
    Current Seats in Central Council: (54/550)
    Current Regional Heads of State: (2/15)
    Political Position: Left-Wing
    Ideologies: Social Ecology, Libertarian Socialism, Democratic Confederalism

    The radical lefties of the socialist bloc, the Green Europa movement favors substantial power devolution and de-centralization, direct democracy in both society and the workplace, massive public works projects to create an ecologically sustainable society as well as promoting healthy living and lifestyles. Used to be seen as far-left hippies even by the socialist bloc's standards, the advent of climate change and the mainstream political parties being slow to react to it have given the party a much needed boost.

    Revolutionary Vanguard Party:
    Current Leaders:
    Kornelia Ninova (Parliament), Micheál Martin (Central Council)
    Current Seats in All-People's Parliament: (211/2200)
    Current Seats in Central Council: (32/550)
    Current Regional Heads of State: (1/15)
    Political Position: Right-Wing
    Ideologies: Marxist-Leninism, Statism, Vanguardism

    The hardline right-wingers of the Concordia, they advocate for total state control over the economy and the abolition of all other parties in favor of a single "one size fits all" political party with internal ideological factions. Sadly for them, Leninism fell out of style after the USSR collapsed in the early 90s and nobody but the most ardent statists is willing to vote for them, with the Marxist Labor Party overtaking them as the mainstream right-wing party. At this rate they'll be lucky to survive the next two election cycles.

    Minor and Regional Parties:

    Bavarian Socialist Party:
    Current Leaders:
    Katrina Toller (Parliament), Markus Söder (Central Council)
    Current Seats in All-People's Parliament: (64/2200)
    Current Seats in Central Council: (9/550)
    Current Regional Heads of State: (1/15)
    Political Position: Center-Right
    Ideologies: Marxist-Luxemburgism, Democratic Socialism, Christian Socialism

    More or less the Marxist Labor Party of Bavaria with a dash of Christian conservatism, widely popular for its role in saving the Council Republic of Bavaria form the Freikorps. Currently the biggest party in Bavaria and the only minor party to have won a Regional Head of State election.

    Ulster Unification Front:

    Current Leaders:
    Arlene Foster (Parliament), William Mann (Central Council)
    Current Seats in People's Parliament: (23/2200)
    Current Seats in Central Council: (5/550)
    Political Position: Far-Right
    Ideologies: British Re-Unification, Liberal Democracy, Christian Nationalism

    The Ulster region of Ireland didn't take the Irish Revolution well. The Ulster Unification Front wants Ulster to Rejoin the United Kingdom and re-establish a liberal democracy, or as liberal as it can be when they've made calls for an outright Protestant theocracy.

    Catalan All-Workers Union:
    Current Leaders:
    Carles Riera (Parliament), Joaquim Torra (Central Council)
    Current Seats in All-People's Parliament: (22/2200)
    Current Seats in Central Council: (4/550)
    Political Position: Far-Left
    Ideologies: Anarcho-Syndicalism, Anarcho-Communism, Catalan Independence

    Ever since the Spanish Civil War ended in victory for the Republicans, the anarchists of Catalonia have been clamoring for the creation of an independent and autonomous Catalonia, completely free in self-determination and self-governance. They are abstentionist and would only vote for one act, the act that gives Catalonia it's independence and recognize it as an anarchist commune.

    Yugoslavian Communist Party:
    Current Leaders:
    Aleksandar Vulin (Parliament), Milan Bandić (Central Council)
    Current Seats in All-People's Parliament: (11/2200)
    Current Seats in Central Council: (2/550)
    Political Position: Center
    Ideologies: Titoism, Democratic Centralism

    The brainchild of the late Josip Broz Tito, the YCP advocates for his Titoist blend of Market Socialism and Democratic Centralism. It's popularity has declined following Tito's death in favor of the Pan-European Socialist Party and the Worker's Syndicalist Union.

    Liberals For Europe:
    Current Leaders:
    Marine Le Pen (Parliament), Viktor Orbán (Central Council)
    Current Seats in All-People's Parliament: (9/2200)
    Current Seats in Central Council: (1/550)
    Political Position: Far-Right
    Ideologies: Liberal Democracy, Classical Liberalism

    The resident far-right party of Europe. These capitalist fetishists just refuse to go away. On average they are lucky if they can get a single MP per Concordia state. And this time they got extra lucky when Viktor Orbán got himself voted into the Central Council. They advocate for complete return to capitalist economics and liberal democracy, same as they've done for the last 50 years.

    Traditionalist Labor Party:
    Current Leaders:
    Santiago Abascal (Parliament)
    Current Seats in All-People's Parliament: (6/2200)
    Political Position: Far-Right
    Ideologies: White Nationalism, Anti-Islam, Christian Socialism

    The other far-right party of Europe, this one being third positionist. Led by the mad Spaniard, the TLP advocates for the complete forced deportation of all non-white individuals to nations out of the Concordia and the establishment of an ethno-state while retaining the Concordia's current economic system. They are infamous for their regressive social policies that border on Christian theocracy.

    European Cyber-Socialist Party:
    Current Leaders:
    Daniel Domscheit-Berg (Parliament)
    Current Seats in All-People's Parliament: (3/2200)
    Political Position: Left-Wing
    Ideologies: Direct Democracy, E-Democracy, Libertarian Socialism, Left-Wing Populism

    A recent creation of government transparency activist Daniel Domscheit-Berg, it advocates for more citizen control over the machinery of government, more civic ballot initiatives as well as electoral reform to more easily elect and recall candidates from public office.
  7. GenericAltHistorian The AS of B

    May 8, 2019
    Your bedroom closet
    Union of Soviet Sovereign Republics (USSR)

    PoD: The conspirators of the August Coup of 1991 were arrested and charged for crimes against the state before the coup even happened. Gorbachev decided to return to Moscow earlier than plan due to rumors about a coup plot against him. The New Union Treaty was signed on 20 August 1991 between Russia and the other remaining republics in the USSR, reforming the Soviet Union into the democratic Union of Soviet Sovereign Republics. The Union of Soviet Sovereign Republics is often considered to be a more centralized version of the European Union, since each republic has their own sovereignty (priority of national-level legislation to Union-level legislation) and has the right to secede from the Soviet Union. None of the Soviet republics have left the Union nor expressed the will to do so.

    Political parties:

    Democratic Platform of the Soviet Republics (DPSR)

    Founded in 1992, the DPSR is currently the largest and ruling political party in the Soviet Union. A social liberal and Eurocentric political party, the DPSR advocates the further privatization of the Soviet economy and improvement of relations with the West. In recent years, the party has also pursued a policy of non-interventionism, making the USSR more neutral in international affairs.

    Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU)

    The CPSU is the oldest and founding political party of the Soviet Union. It is currently the main opposition party in the Supreme Soviet and the Congress of People's Deputies. Different from the DPSR, the CPSU advocates a mixed economy, which is largely controlled by the state but still allows the growth of small and medium enterprises in the private sector. The Communist Party of the Soviet Union has been heavily criticized by some Marxist organizations for revisionism, as the party is largely considered to be a social democratic party and communist only in name.

    Unity (officially the All-Union People's Front "Unity")

    Unity is basically the ATL version of United Russia but way more bigger and scarier. The party embraces Russian nationalism and conservatism with some authoritarian and anti-Western tendencies as well. Western analysts said that "Unity" tries to impose Russian dominance on other republics of the Soviet Union and considers the USSR to be a version of "Greater Russia" than an actual Union of republics.

    Parade of Sovereignties (PS)

    Originally a movement advocating greater autonomy for ethnic minorities in the USSR, the Parade of Sovereignties has become a political party of its own in 1999. The PS gains most of its support in the Central Asian republics of the Soviet Union and autonomous republics of Russia.

    Liberal Democratic Party of the Soviet Union (LDPSU)

    The LDPSU, the second legally registered political party in the Soviet Union after the CPSU, was founded in 1989 as a joint project between the KGB and the CPSU leadership and officially registered in April 1991. Led by Vladimir Zhirinovsky, one of the most controversial figures in Soviet politics, the LDPSU is neither liberal or democratic, but rather an ultranationalist, Eurosceptic and authoritarian party, which ideology is based on Zhirinovsky's views on a renewed Russian Empire based on the foundation of the Soviet Union.
  8. WotanArgead God of Impalers

    Jun 19, 2016
    Ural People's Republic. Ekaterinburg.
    Did Slavoj Zizek do something useful? :closedeyesmile:

    Lenin wasn't a supporter of Statism
  9. The Jovian The Red Gas Giant

    Jun 27, 2015
    England, UK
    Not really, the Luxemburgists are are seen as the status quo champions of communism.

    The Revolutionary Vanguard Party is more about copying the USSR's economic system than sticking to Leninist thought to the letter.
  10. WotanArgead God of Impalers

    Jun 19, 2016
    Ural People's Republic. Ekaterinburg.
    It works for me :)

    Oh - then it is clear. In such cases, I used to say "Stalinism", but this is not a generally accepted position.
  11. Jedipaladin7 Member

    Oct 28, 2017
    Federal Union of Nations (FUN)
    The Federal Union of Nations was formed in 2214, when the most powerful nations of Earth signed the Federal Charter. The Federal Charter was meant to create a functional way for mankind to interact and defend themselves from the other civilizations of the known galaxy. It reformed the previously existing United Nations Colonial Authority, creating the Federal Colonial Agency, strengthened the international trading system, established the Union Armed Forces, and created the Union Parliament and the office of First Secretary. The nations of Earth have strong control of within their borders and on their colonies, but the Union government has authority in a number of issues. These include trade, military action, important public infrastructure, diplomatic relations, and colonial disputes. The Federal Union has forged strong relations with the Fykari Dominion, Gwynor Republics, and the Derok Starholds.

    Union Parliament

    Federalist Alliance
    The Federalist Alliance is made up of a number of MPs wishing to strengthen the power of the Union government. The Federalists, like all political parties at the Union level, is a big tent group with Left and Right wings. Many Federalists advocate for a stronger military, more robust relations with other interstellar powers, the abolishment of national currencies, reductions in the size of national armies, and the establishment of more Federal colonies.

    National Democracy
    National Democracy is the main opposition to the Federalists. National Democracy wishes to keep most power at the national level. Most support less involvement in the galaxy and abolishing the Union Armed Forces with a Federal Union Command, which could call up national forces and issue orders of conscription.

    Social Union
    The Social Union is a Left-Wing grouping of MPs, which support the adoption of the proposed Social Federal Charter, written by the International Congress of Social Democratic, Socialist, and Labour Parties. The Social Federal Charter calls for a radical reformation of the Union, including democratizing large parts of the Union government, adoption of a resolution of economic rights, a bicameral Union Parliament, stricter separation of powers, and establishing a Federal Commission of Social and Economic Development and Democracy.

    Colonial Rights
    Colonial Rights is a group advocating for the right for colonies to separate from their mother country. The group has the support of a rag tag bunch including communists, libertarians, anarchists, fascists, and many colonial nationalist movements.

    National Human Front
    The National Human Front is a minor group which advocates for the establishment of the office of Lord General, an all powerful office, the banning of all non-humans from Union space, and getting rid of nations, which they see as an obstacle to Human unity.

  12. Wendell Wendell

    Jun 8, 2005
    Lost in what might have been
    You'd still have parties that were "Austrian" and parties that were "Hungarian" with a POD after 1867, even if they were cooperating. A Belgian party system might be inevitable, albeit with the possibility of greater social cohesion if the populace at large remains religious.
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  13. TwiliAlchemist Student

    Feb 2, 2014
    Clackamas, Cascade Republic
    Examining the political parties from this Presidential List make by a predictive text generator.
    Major Parties
    Rising Sun -
    Free Market, Moderate on certain social issues. First of the new parties created. Most see it as a political machine for the Bush family, especially after the assassination of Al Gore and the disputed re-election of George W. Bush.
    Waxwing - Religious conservative party as well as the only Theodemocratic party in the World. Successor of the old Southern Dixiecrats with a little less racism.
    Vanguard - Military Party. A party that only exists thanks to the Scott Walker Electoral Dispute where John McCain overthrew the government to create free and fair elections, after his own presidency of course.
    Champion of the 99% - Mostly called the 99% Party by the common folk. This is the first "socialist" party in the United States that has gained any traction since the the repeal of the "American Political Party Act of 1949" in 1976. This allowed new political parties to form. Democratically socialist. The party rose to power thanks to the free and fair elections under John McCain.

    Minor Parties

    Dixiecrats - Divided between the Southern Wing and the Northern Wing. The Southern Wing is the segregationist, conservative party. The Northern Wing is the desegregation, and moderate party. The only legal party in the United States from 1949 to 1976. After the repeal of the American Political Party Act of 1949, the party lost most of their members to other parties.
  14. Maponus Pre-enlightened Despot

    Mar 21, 2009
    What if all of Britain's political parties were one-issue Brexit Parties?

    The Deal Party - This party was formed to support Prime Minister Theresa May's deal with the European Union. Lacking allies and with poor control of parliament, the Deal Party is unlikely to remain in power much longer.

    Leader -
    Theresa May

    Hard Brexit Party -
    This Party is a combination of the ERG and the DUP, and advocates for a new, tougher deal that will prevent the Northern Irish backstop. However, in recent weeks rumours abound of a merger with the No Deal Party.

    Leader: Boris Johnson


    The Common Market Party - The Common Market Party accepts the results of the referendum, but insists a better deal could be struck, if only the Deal Party were to abandon its red lines and agree to membership in the Common Market.

    Ken Clarke

    Six Tests Party - The Six Tests Party has a checklist of six conditions upon which it will judge any Brexit Deal. If these cannot be met, the Six Tests Party implies it will ally with the Second Referendum Party, but has not fully committed to this action. The Six Tests Parties negotiations with the Deal Party recently broke down. Voters find the Six Tests Party confusing, but it insists its policies where all decided at the parties conference, so they must be clear.

    Leader: Jeremy Corbyn


    Second Referendum Party - The Second Referendum opposes Brexit, and believes that the public has changed it's mind and should be given the right to vote against it in a new referendum. However, the Party is divided as to whether it should ally with the Deal Party or the Common Market Party in order to achieve their primary goal, in return for supporting either of those parties deals through parliament. Dark whispers abound that they'd secretly prefer to have no deal on the ballot.

    Kier Stammer


    Revoke Article 50 Party - A party of diehard Remainers, who hold to a Burkean ideal of representing the interests of their constituents, the Revoke Article 50 Party believe Parliament should stop Brexit without another Referendum.

    Leader: Chuuka Umunna


    No Deal Party - The radical Leaver No Deal Party believes Britain requires no deal with the European Union, and that Dunkirk spirit and rapidly negotiated trade deals under WTO rules will see Britannia rule the waves again. They threaten to seize the support base of all three other Brexit supporting parties if the current political crisis continues.

    Nigel Farage

    Lexit Party - A fringe far-left Party, the Lexit Party has little sway in parliament. The Lexit Party believes Brexit will allow them greater freedom in constructing Socialism outside the European Union's laws.
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  15. nezza Well-Known Member

    Oct 9, 2011
    The Dominion of Ulster:

    Following the UWC's strike in 1974 and the collapse of the power sharing administration Harold Wilson orders a gradual withdrawal from Northern Ireland and grants the province dominion status.

    Northern Ireland becomes the Dominion of Ulster and effectively becomes a one party state:

    The Unionist Party:
    Holds 11 seats in the "National Parliament" at Stormont. A right wing, royalist state, it controls the province with an iron hand. The RUC and various loyalist paramilitary groups form the "new" UDA. Led by Ian Paisley

    Has the remaining seat but effectively treated as a pariah. Still stands for re-integration with Republic. Led as it were by Gerry Fitt

    One Ulster:
    Cross-community party comprising of former Faulkner unionists and non partisans. Led by Oliver Napier
  16. PierceJJones Booker-Castro-Klobuchar Voltron 2020

    Feb 2, 2019
    Political parties for the North American Union. Based on a personal dystopia for a family member but a sort of utopia for me. The member regions are the The United States,Canada,Mexico and the Caribbean (Puerto Rico+ The Anglophone islands and Guyana). The voting system is FPTP, prepositional representatives for the lower house (House of Representatives,650 total) and 2 per state for the Upper house (Senate,170 Total).

    Liberal-Democratic Party (English),Partido Liberal-Demócrata (Spanish),Parti Libéral-Démocrate (French)
    Ideologies: Social Liberalism,Economic Liberalism,Technoliberalism,Green liberalism and Big-Tent
    Leader: President Hillary Clinton (NY)
    The dominant party of the North American Union since it's relativity recent founding in 2015. It was a merger as implied by it's name a merger of the old Democratic Party in the US and Canada's Liberal Party and thus inherited it's liberal foundations along with it's deep connections with North America's powerful megacorpations. Compared to being just a fig leaf to their powerful interests. It's base is paradoxically as they run in all American,Canadian and Caribbean seats is made up of both Middle and Upper class Whites and East Asians that tend to have at least some college education and often higher and poorer Black,Hispanic and too lesser extent South Asians. They are generally strong nationally where they run but are strongest on the East and West coasts and the Quebec City–Windsor Corridor. Currently they and their ally the PRI have 60% of all seats.

    USA House Seats: 250/421
    USA Senate Seats: 64/102
    Canada House Seats: 34/48
    Canada Senate Seats: 9/14
    Caribbean House Seats: 10/14
    Caribbean Senate Seats: 9/10

    Institutional Revolutionary Party (English),Partido Revolucionario Institucional (Spanish)

    Ideologies: Economic Liberalism,Technocracy and Big Tent.
    Leader: Vice President Enrique Peña Nieto (MX)

    Even more dominant than it's Northern counterpart. Controlling over 80% of the house seats and even more Senate seats. It's very much a continuation of the "Perfect Dictatorship" while in principal agreeing with the LDP's values with it's own divergences to appeal to Mexican voters and allow it run Mexico as they see fit. But nationally their more or less an extension of the LDP under a different and familiar name. Unlike the LDP it's more much more like a massive political machine for Mexico than a "real" political party.

    Mexico House Seats: 133/167

    Mexico Senate Seats 39/44

    People's Party of North America (English)

    Ideologies: Liberal conservatism,Blue-Toryism,Populism.
    Leader: Senator Andrew Sheer (SK) and Representative Larry Hogan (MD)

    The main opposition party in the NAU. It's a moderately conservative party that does not opposes the NAU as an institution. But chooses to focus on the "corruption and abuse" found within the union and to a lesser extent the Liberal-Democratic party and it's arrogance and relativity distant nature of leadership. While the mainstream of the party wants reform to make the Union more "clean and responsive". Some within the party want to make the NAU a confederation instead and return sovereignty to the member states along with a general push for states rights. It was founded by Larry Hogan as a more "sane" successor to the old Republicans who opposed the Union and the remnants of Canadian conservative party. It's main support base is found in the interior of Canada and old bastions of "Working class Republicanism" in parts of the Northeast,Rust Belt, and Jello-Belt.

    USA House Seats: 108/421
    USA Senate Seats: 30/102
    Canada House Seats: 9/48
    Canada Senate Seats: 4/14
    Caribbean House Seats: 1/14
    Caribbean Senate Seats: 0/10

    Progressive Democratic Party (English),Partido Demócrata Progresista (Spanish),Parti Démocratique Progressif (French)
    Ideologies: Democratic Socialism,Social Justice,Left-Wing populism
    Leader: Senator Bernie Sanders (VT)

    A left-wing opposition party started by Bernie Sanders and broadly trying to rally groups like the Justice Democrats,The New Democratic Party of Canada and the Democratic Socialists of America. It goes further than than the already very liberal LDP on the social issues and is very much opposed to the "Corporate controlled" Liberal Democrats and Big Business in North America in general. While seen internally as the "last best hope" against corporate interests. It's notoriously known to disappoint nationally and disregarded as a serious force.

    USA House Seats: 21/421
    USA Senate Seats: 4/102
    Canada House Seats: 4/48
    Canada Senate Seats: 1/14

    Republican Citizens Party (English)

    Ideologies: Libertarianism,Right-Wing populism, Anti-globalization
    Leader: Representative Mark Meadows (NC) (Official),Prisoner Alex Jones (TX)

    With the creation of the North American Union came the worst nightmare of a surprisingly large segment of nation that believed in various anti-globalization conspiracy theorizes. Lead by Alex Jones the infamous creator of Infowars and running both the website and the party from prison due to his support for anti-
    government militias. It has won about 10% of all U.S based seats,Primarily in the Mountain time zone and in Appalachia. Its further right than even the old American Republican party. It's very much anti-immigrant,anti-corporate and wants to disband the NAU. With a sizable support from the Alt-Right,Identitarians and militias.

    USA House Seats: 42/421
    USA Senate Seats: 4/102
    Canada House Seats: 1/48
    Canada Seats: 0/14

    Partido Revolucionario Nacional (Spanish),National Revolutionary Party (English)

    Ideologies: Cardenism,Left-Wing Nationalism and Democratic Socialism
    Leader: Senator Andrés Manuel López Obrador (MC)

    Allied to the Progressives in the north. Its diverges in terms of area of support. As the see the NAU as a possible benefit to the deeply improvised communities of the Caribbean and Mexico. As such they want to make reforms from the inside in order to benefit ordinary Mexicans and other " chronically poor" people believing helping them will uplift the whole nation. They are also get their support for vocally opposing the corruption of the PRI in Mexico and the LDP Nationally. But have yet built up the political machinery to challenge the PRI in a increasingly wealthy and peaceful Mexico.

    Mexico House Seats: 34/167
    Mexico Senate Seats: 5/44
    Caribbean House Seats: 3/10
    Caribbean Senate Seats: 1/10
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  17. InfernoMole RWBY delenda est

    Aug 12, 2016
    Moscow, Russia
    Reposting from here.

  18. American Socialist Member

    Oct 24, 2015
    When you say "none of the Soviet republics have left the Union nor expressed the will to do so" are talking about just the nine republics who agreed to Gorbachev's New Union Treaty or all fifteen? Just curious.

    By the way this is my favorite post yet. I've always been fascinated by the possibility of the New Union Treaty actually being implemented.
  19. SpookyBoy Femboy Insurrection

    Aug 31, 2017
    I'm not sure how much sense it really makes having the LDPSU and Unity exist as seperate parties tbh
  20. Born in the USSA Well-Known Member

    Nov 14, 2015
    Here's one I've been thinking a bit on, the POD is that Alexander Haig becomes Reagan's VP. After the Reagan assassination, Haig's aggressive foreign policy over his two presidential terms contributes to a wildly different international and domestic environment, leading to an election in 2020 contested between five political parties, each claiming to inherent bits and pieces of the preceding three. It's a matter of academic debate whether the current state of affairs represents the logical extreme of the polarization of the Sixth Party System or is so different that it can only be considered a Seventh. Politics in the twenty-first century is divided into two groups, the Establishment (which has national appeal and viability) and the Opposition (which has neither).

    The Establishment (from right to left)

    America First Party: Considered the most socially conservative faction of the modern American political landscape, the America First Party favors strict controls on immigration, vigorous defense of religious liberty and other cultural wedge issues, and supports government intervention directed at achieving those ends. The party is also incredibly hawkish on foreign policy, particularly against the Soviet Union, although there has been a noticeable softening on the Republic of China, coupled with swirling rumors of that nation's undue influence on the president. The standard bearer for the party is President Buchanan, who won election to his first term as the second president elected by the Reform Party. Far more right wing than President Perot, Buchanan looked on as the political system fragmented, consolidating the most conservative elements of Reform and the Republicans in an effort to secure reelection. Ties to the Myrmidon Militia hate group have gone uninvestigated by the Department of Justice. The symbol of the America First Party is a lion representing pride and power.

    Freedom Party: Largely a collection of libertarians, free market proselytizers, and small government isolationists, the Freedom Party is primarily descended from ideological strains within the Republican party, although the secession of the AFP has allowed in a bit more cultural liberalism. Largely favoring the withering away of government, Freedom is widely accused by its critics of supporting authoritarian corporate control over a publicly accountable government and is widely seen as beholden to corporate interest, particularly in the tech industry. The only non-interventionist party in the modern spectrum, the Freedom Party opposes the expansive American military footprint, with longstanding US support for the Duvalier regime in West Quisqueya (and their controversial chemical weapons program) and the decades spent fighting in Kurdistan being attacked repeatedly in Freedom political ads. The symbol of the Freedom Party is a rattlesnake calling back to the Gadsden flag.

    New Federalist Party: Largely bipartisan in origin and attempting to corner the market on a hypothetical "moral majority" opposed to the climate of ideological insanity, the New Federalist Party is ironically the most radical of the modern parties in some respects, favoring a broad variety of structural reforms meant to bring a better consensus to government. Although opposed to calls from more leftward parties to eliminate the electoral college, for example, the Neofeds support reforms to make the selection of electors more reflective of the popular vote, along with making changes to the size and structure of the Supreme Court and altering the length of terms in the House. The biggest thing going against the New Federalists is that most of their proposed changes require a hefty constitutional lift, and their opponents on either end of the spectrum despise them.The Neofeds use a tree as their symbol to represent their "living document" view on the Constitution.

    Progressive Party: Made up of the identitarian left of the former Democratic Party, the Progressives are largely focused on dismantling structural inequalities in American society, but have noticeable problems with factionalism. Socially liberal (though not necessarily socialist), the Progressive Party favors a government that strongly enforces civil rights laws and supports the less fortunate but otherwise leaves citizens to their business, and the party is especially concerned with the spiralling War on Drugs, originally formalized by Haig as the continuation of the "Reagan Revolution". The legacy of these programs, particularly a growing epidemic of drug overdoses and the extreme militarization of local police, has fed into the wariness of the Progressive electorate toward a martial rather than a supportive government. Digging into the history books, the Progressive Party uses a bull moose as their electoral symbol.

    American Socialist Party: On the far left of the modern American party system, the American Socialist Party formed after an exodus of Democrats worried about a focus on "identity issues" cobbled a viable party together with the Greens and the Democratic Socialists. Focusing largely on class issues, Socialist proposals range from making sweeping changes to existing institutions all the way to calls on the far fringes for a new constitutional convention. Admittedly bound by ideological rigidity, the Socialist Party has repeatedly refused to disavow the Weathermen, a group of anti-fascist activists that works to disrupt the activities of the other political parties and has been accused of militancy by Freedom and the AFP. Wanting to distance themselves rhetorically from the Soviet Union, the Socialists have abandoned red as a signature color and have settled on the bison as an all-American symbol.

    The Opposition (basically all over the place)

    Regional Responsibility: Though not strictly a political party in the traditional sense, Regional Responsibility still plays an important role in the political ecosystem of the United States. Originally inspired by American involvement in the Kurdish Revolution, the Regionalists are a broad based coalition of groups representing states, ecoregions, tribal groups and ideological minorities fighting for the devolution of governing power to the state and local level, and runs the gamut from reactionary to revolutionary elements. This ideological schizophrenia makes organizing successfully on a national level nearly impossible, but is considered a feature of the movement rather than a bug as the maxim that "all politics is local" is considered the rallying cry of the movement. Ironically, Regional Responsibility affiliates with similar groups throughout the world, particularly in the Paneuropean Union. Although different factions use different symbols, the Establishment parties used a turkey to denigrate the movement, and it seems to have caught on out of spite.

    Radio Free America: Another bit player on the stage, steeped in meme magic and elaborate trolling, Radio Free America is a disorganized and anarchic protest movement ironically appropriating the facade of a political party. Focused largely on disruption for the sake of disruption and crusading for an end to the copyright and patent systems the Pirates are largely considered a nuisance by the Establishment, although they maintain a fairly steady stream of small dollar contributions. Radio Free America uses a tree frog as a symbol of the movement, with the spots forming a skull and crossbones.
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