List Political Parties of Alternate Countries

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

  1. Born in the USSA Well-Known Member

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    Because I actually want to do something with all of this stuff here's a few more political parties for more countries in the TL. These all exist at the narrative present relative to my US politics post:

    Paneuropean Union- Established in 1993 to safeguard the security of Western Europe from renewed Soviet aggression as the United States began to look elsewhere, the Paneuropean Union is a centrist federation with a common currency, single economic market, and standing army. The PEU does not have federal level political parties, but rather two large coalitions made up of national parties working more or less in harmony.

    • The Mountain: Originating in France, the Mountain is a coalition of the left-leaning parties of the PEU, generally favoring strong social welfare, protection for unions, and enforced laïceté on a continental level achieved through a strong federal government. Accused of being appeasers and apologists to the USSR, the Mountain is distrusted by the Levellers, and despised by the Underground.

    • The Levellers: The second major pole of Paneuropean politics and originating in the UK, the Levellers focus much more on preserving the rights of the national governments of the PEU against centralized encroachment and favor religious pluralism in public and private life. Taking a hard line against encroachment by the USSR, the Levellers are firm supporters of the military, viewing a strong defense as the supreme guarantor of national liberties in Western Europe.

    • The Underground- A populist movement in West Germany, the Underground does not compete at the federal level on the continent, and is considered to the extreme right on the European political spectrum. Viewing the entire Paneuropean project as a shadowy path to Communist style tyranny, the Underground opposes what it views as "government overreach by a bloated corps of continentalist apparatchiks". There have been repeated calls for a referendum to take Germany out of the federation, but recent polling indicates this latest attempt will fail like all the others.

    Union of Soviet Socialist Republics- After enacting a series of market reforms, the USSR has attempted to reverse its long term decline through military adventurism both internally (against Chechens and other minority ethnic groups) and externally (seeking to isolate and bully Konigsberg through an artificial island boondoggle in the Baltic Sea, most notably). The USSR and US are currently in the midst of an ugly trade war, putting strain on both economies.

    • United Communist Party: Formed in the wake of the August Coup and the Gorbachev assassination, the United Communist Party was a rebranding attempt meant to mask discontent with the Soviet system. Currently lead by Premier Zhirinovsky, the party platform has a tendency to change based on political expediency, but a connection to Marxist-Leninism is always maintained, no matter how tenuously.

    Republic of China- In the wake of popular protests against the Communist Party, the People's Republic of China would dissolve despite all attempts to save it, with one reform plan being reworked, leading to the formation of the Republic of China. Seeking to draw on the tradition of the original ROC, China paradoxically is also attempting to draw on both the Communist and Nationalist sides of the Chinese Civil War.

    • Chinese Democratic Party: The only political party of note in China, the Democratic Party is firmly controlled by a clique of insiders widely considered a corrupt oligarchy. The CDP seeks to maintain an expansive foreign presence for Chinese markets, making trade deals with several African nations while also attempting to isolate Japan. Unusually the DPC is also extremely pro-Israel, exploiting a split between that country and the United States in order to maintain a strategic influence in the Middle East.
     
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  2. Born in the USSA Well-Known Member

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    This one, meanwhile, would be some sort of future history epilogue of the same timeline.

    As resource scarcity, climate change, and international terrorism ratcheted up global tensions, the nations of the world began to look with rapacious eyes toward the last unclaimed real estate on Earth, Antarctica. As climate change melted the southern ice, resources became more accessible even if the conditions of extracting that bounty remained extremely harsh. In theory it could solve several problems at once, as a convict labor system could be used to reduce demand for resources elsewhere while allowing a relief valve for a variety of population pressures while maintaining access for crews of researchers documenting the rapidly shifting conditions on the continent. This shortsighted approach would come to an abrupt and violent end with the outbreak of the Antarctic Revolution and the birth of the Altrurian Revolutionary Combine (derided by its enemies as the "Southern Reich") under the firm hand of the Cosmicist Southern Vanguard. Born in the wake of serious global convulsions, Cosmicism was a political theory pioneered by American genre writer Daniel Sutter starting in 2020 with the publication of his nonfiction opus The Cosmicist Manifesto. Declaring that "the greatest enemy of the human endeavor is the end, and the surest path to the end is precarity", Cosmicism was an attempt to create a diverse and self-described paradoxical ideology devoted to "preserving the past, pioneering the future, and enshrining freedom and security through mass populist action and global political unity". Facing serious backlash from entrenched power structures the world over, which he derided as "the dying gasps of the Leviathan's Kyriarchy", Cosmicism has only been fully realized in the ARC.

    Cosmicist Southern Vanguard: The only legally recognized political party in the ARC, the Vanguard is divided into two broad factions that struggle for power in the eight Territories that make up the nation. While both factions favor centralized government and champion individual freedom of action, the Technocracy faction favors industrial development in order to counter the hostile Fallen World and seeks to rapidly develop a space program in order to establish outposts beyond the Earth to ensure continuity of government and second strike capability in the event of what is viewed as an inevitable attack. To this end Technocracy values immigration by highly skilled prospective citizens who can contribute to this development. In contrast, the Social Ecology faction wishes to preserve as much natural space as possible on the continent, limiting development and attempting to engineer new organisms from preserved native stock to fill niches in the rapidly transforming ecozone and ensure robust (if largely artificial) biodiversity. Extremely distrustful of "unpredictable dilution of the Cosmicist project by unstable foreign elements", Social Ecology opposes all immigration from nations that do not adopt a Cosmicist system and favors a longer term and less destructive space program geared largely toward peacefully achieving autarky by extracting resources throughout the solar system. The Southern Vanguard uses an octopus, a common Cosmicist metaphor, as a symbol.
     
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    The Republic of Bengal
    Set in a timeline where, (amongst other PoDs) the British choose to make all of Greater Bengal into a Dominion, and in 1949 an independent republic. Though remaining a member of the Commonwealth, the RoB stays neutral in the Cold War, with a slight bias towards the Soviet Union. Today Bengal has a rapidly growing economy and is a key player in South Asia.

    Communist Party
    est. 1950
    Affiliated with the Communist People's International, the Communist Party of Bengal (CPB), has been one of the strongest advocates for a more pro-soviet foreign policy, and has occasionally propped up Socialist Labour governments. It advocates for the creation of a 'People's Republic of Bengal', nationalization of industry, agriculture, and
    finance, as well as increased rights for women and ethnic minorities. The party felt a decline in the late eighties, as neutrality became increasingly popular amongst the general population. However they faced their worst fall in seats in the 2000s, as a cold-war era communist party looked irrelevant and outdated. It has since modernized its political platform, moving to the right and trying to address the issues of modern-day Bengalis through Marxism. Currently holding 14 seats in the 250-seat National Assembly, it has a solid base among students and union workers, and looks likely to play a part in the next government.

    Socialist Labour Party

    est. 1946
    Inspired from the UK Labour party, the Socialist Labour party was formed after the creation of the Dominion of Bengal as a collection of left-wing minded MAs from the previous, nonpartisan legislature. They made up the first-ever Bengali ministry, and are sometimes regarded as the natural party of government, especially in the early years. Strong advocates for the continuation of the Welfare State they created, the SLP holds both Social Democratic and Democratic Socialist wings, thought they have recently shifted towards the latter. Though they officially advocated for neutrality in the Cold War, in reality the Socialist Labour party was decently pro-soviet, even taking inspiration from the USSR's five year plans to pursue their own industrialization. In recent years, they briefly fell out of favor, after the Liberals won two elections in a row, but they seem to be poised to return to government, with the Liberals weighed down by corruption scandals. Buoyed by a young, charismatic and populist leader, polls predict Socialist Labour to increase their seat total from their current 98 seats to around 120. That would give them no majority, but a coalition with the Communists would easily get them over the line, and back into government.


    Liberal Party

    est. 1946
    One of the two remaining "original" parties, the Liberals were initially a centrist grouping of MAs, but quickly veered to the right after absorbing the aborted remains of the Conservative party. After that, the Liberals were able to take control of government several times throughout the fifties and sixties, moderating their position slightly in the latter decade. They were outshone by the Islamic People's Front in the 70s, as an islamic revivalist movement swept the previously very secular Bengal. They were still able to hold onto the Prime Ministership for a few years that decade, propped up by IPF in exchange for more socially conservative legislation. In the late eighties, in the height of the cold war, the Liberals took a solid majority through their promise to remain neutral while conflicts were seemingly breaking out everywhere. In recent years, they have been elected for two four-year terms on strong economy and have pushed a "Classical Liberal" agenda. However recently, they have been damaged by a corruption scandal, and will probably be swept out of government in the 2016 election. Currently they hold a majority of 5, with 130 seats in the National Assembly.


    Islamic People's Front
    est. 1971
    Formed in opposition to the social reforms and increasing secularism of the 1960s, the IPF has been the quintessential party of reaction and Islamism. Seeking to make Bengal into an islamic state, the party had its heyday in the 1970s and early eighties, at one point getting 61 seats in the National Assembly, and forming a government with the Liberals. However, the party declined in the late eighties and early nineties as pro-neutrality and anti-soviet factions squabbled endlessly and the Liberal party was able to form a stable majority government without their help. As the cold war ended, and memories of the social revolution of the sixties started to fade, so did the IPF, and they have been in terminal decline ever since, with a small base of socially-conservative farmers in the "Quran belt". They only hold 8 seats in the National Assembly, and that total is predicted to decrease slightly this upcoming election.
     
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    Political Parties in the United Kingdom of America

    Major Parties:
    Democratic-Federalist Party (Parti démocrate-fédéraliste) -
    The oldest political party in the nation. Leans towards a more classically liberal bent in finance, a legacy of Alexander Hamilton, and more socially liberal bent thanks to the Kennedy family. Tends to be less in the way of social programs, but endorses heavily funding of the Royal American Astronomical Institute (NAAI).
    Farmer-Labor Party (Parti paysan-travailliste) - A left-of-centre party. Originally founded by rural farmers and industrial workers, the party became the political machine of the Roosevelt family who helped shape it into a more left-wing party. Most of its ideology comes from the Presidency of Franklin Roosevelt and his Fresh Hand policies of the 1930s and 1940s. Also tends to hold more environmentally friendly views.
    Toleration Party (Parti de la tolérance) - The second oldest political party. While it did wane in popularity during the rise of the Farmer-Labor Party, it found its niche in the centre of American Politics. A broad tent party and seen as a slightly anti-establishment party.

    Minor Parties:
    Pro-Monarchists:
    Monarchy Party (Parti de la monarchie) -
    Single Issue Party that wants to give full power to the monarchy.

    Anti-Monarchists:
    The appeal of a non-monarchy is appealing to many since the ascension of King Paul I and the Market collapse of 1999.
    Liberty Party (Parti de la liberté) - The first anti-monarchist party in the nation. While it was originally a broad tent party, that changed after the retirement of Earl Johnson as Chairman. The fierce election between then State Senator Bernard Sanders (NY) and Businessman Robert Paul (PA) split the party in twain and caused the anti-monarchist movement to be split. Generally holds more socialist views and is currently ran by New York State Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Wants to establish a Socialist Republic in the UKA turning it into the United Socialist Republics of America (USRA)
    Revolutionary Party (Parti révolutionnaire)- A split from the Liberty Party by the more right-wing members after the election of then State-Senator Bernard Sanders to the position of Chairman. Currently led by son of former Chairman Paul, Robert Paul (PA). Wants to establish an American Republic in the UKA turning it into the United States of America or the Freedonian Republic.
     
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    Russia sells Alaska to the House of Liechtenstein, as they actually wanted to do; then, a couple centuries later...

    Christian Social Party - a Christian Democrat party not too dissimilar from the German CDU/CSU; it historically used to be the party of the Alaskans descended from German immigrants hailing from the Habsburg lands and the Swiss cantons.
    People's Party - yet another Christian Democrat Party, but much closer to Canadian rather than German conservatism; historically, it was backed by German-speaking Alaskans originating from the Russian Empire.

    Workers' Party - founded by German- and Russian-speaking exiles from the USSR, mainly people of the Menshevik and narodnik persuasion; it mellowed out with time, especially during the Cold War, and is now more or less an expy of the Labour Party of Norway; Alaska has enough oil and low density areas for it to emulate Norway's oil welfare state, after all.
    Liberal Democratic Party - it openly emulates its American and Canadian namesakes, and entered a grand coalition with the People's Party once or twice - it's far less radical but also more concerned with environmentalism and social issues than the Workers' Party.

    Homeland Union - has been the leading party in Alaska Native-majority areas since its inception, and is the main reason why TTL's equivalent of OTL's Alaska Native corporations are the closest thing the country has to chaebols.
     
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    Wait, Russia was going to sell Alaska to the House of Liechtenstein?
     
  7. Neoteros Dux Mediolani

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    Yes.
     
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    That's all sorts of interesting. Source?
     
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    The Republic of Québec is the newest country in North America, and one of the newest states in the world. Encompassing the entirety of the former Canadian province of Québec, the Republic is a middle-income country of just under eight million people. Significantly poorer than either the United States or the remaining Canadian provinces due to both historical underdevelopment and economic dislocation created by Québec's secession from Canada, Québec is a major exporter of natural resources, hydro-power, and migrant workers. It is a semi-presidential republic, with a constitution modeled on the French Fifth Republic, and a 121-member unicameral legislature, the National Assembly. The current President is Dominic Bissonnet, of the Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ).

    History

    Québec's path towards independence began with the Quiet Revolution in 1960, with the rapid secularization of Québecois society and the emergence of a strong welfare state and state-led economic development under Québec Liberal Party governance. Québecois nationalism began to take root, principally conceiving of the Québecois as a marginalized, proletarianized population, suppressed as workers and French-speakers by Anglo-Canadian business interests. In 1968, René Lévesque and others formed the Parti Québécois (PQ) as a vehicle for achieving independence from Canada. More radical factions, such as the Front de Libération du Québec (FLQ), sought to achieve an independent workers' Québec through armed struggle, mounting a campaign of bombings and robberies throughout the 1960s.

    The Quiet Revolution ended in 1971, with the beginning of Le Cauchemar (the Nightmare). The previous year, an attempt by the FLQ to kidnap a British diplomat, James Cross, went awry, leading to his accidental death following a car chase. Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau's Liberal government, reliant on French Canadian votes, initiated a crackdown - in a raid on a suspected FLQ safehouse, several of its members were killed. In response, on June 24, 1971 - the holiday of Saint-Jean-Baptiste, a Québecois national day - Trudeau, while gladhanding at a rally, was shot to death by Francis Simard, a member of the Chenier Cell of the FLQ.

    The Acting Prime Minister, Alan MacEachan, swore that he would "take the white gloves off," and declared martial law. Sweeps soon arrests more than a hundred suspected FLQ members, many of whom were tried and given long prison sentences or even executed, with staunch support for the Liberal government from the Canadian Parliament. MacEachen also pushed through a law forcing all voters to renounce violence and swear an oath of allegiance to Canada if they wanted access to the ballot. While opposed by the New Democrats and some Quebec Liberals, the new law went into effect. In response, the PQ called for a boycott of national elections, which saw a landslide for the Progressive Conservatives under Robert Stanfield.

    Over the next seventeen years, escalation met escalation, with the Canadian federal government cracking down further on Québecois nationalist activity and controlling the provincial government, and Québecois citizens responding by withdrawing from formal politics, attempting to reconcile themselves to the regime, or fighting for independence. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) largely took over law enforcement in the province, and became known for their brutal tactics aimed at "agitators." Provincial prisons became a site of nationalist radicalization, and with the help of Soviet supplies and training, bombings spread from Montreal and Québec to other Canadian cities, and from letter bombs to car bombs. Gerrymandering and disenfranchisement kept a bare-majority federalist government in place, one which struggled to reduce the level of violence while remaining in Canada.

    Finally, in 1988, a coalition of PQ-aligned independents and a pro-independence faction of the provincial Liberals swept the provincial elections on a mandate of seeking independence. When the Canadian federal government sought to suspend the legislature, a massive wave of demonstrators, wearing white felt badges, occupied city centers and vital infrastructure. The so-called White Square Revolution forced the RCMP and Canadian military to withdraw, and the new government unilaterally declared the independence of the Républic du Québec.


    Parties in the National Assembly

    The Parti Québécois is a big-tent nationalist party, which embraces traditionally left-wing rhetoric but which is increasingly aligned with Québec's business community, particularly its "national champion" industries. In power from 1988 through 2015, their 27-year reign saw the construction of an independent Québec. They managed the dislocations in the wake of the White Square Revolution, as investors withdrew their money and people associated with Canadian loyalism - particularly Anglophones and Jews - migrated or were sometimes forced to flee to other parts of Canada, the Eastern Townships refused to recognize the new government, and Indigenous nations sought to negotiate a better deal, balancing between Canada and Québec. Their policies during their early governments - with a near-monopoly on power - focused on building a working relationship with Canada and creating a "popular and national" Québecois economy. They oversaw widespread nationalizations of industry (often with only partial compensation), government coordination of business and labour, and other economic interventionism focused on promoting exports. While the country's economic shrank by nearly one-quarter in the first two years of independence, it began to recover afterwards, and picked up steam beginning in 1996 upon the normalization of relations with Canada and the United States.

    Permanent government, however, led to corruption and the growth of a state-connected "tenderprenuer" class. PQ leaders, in response to discontent, engaged in their own repressive tactics, harassing the political opposition and leaning on state power for support. In 2015, facing the assassination of investigative reporter Jean Laurier by organized crime figures with links to several government ministers accused of corruption, the PQ fell from power. It maintains its strength primarily in Québec's smaller cities and rural areas.

    Current seats: 35/121

    The Coalition Avenir Québec is a multi-party, center-left liberal coalition which currently governs Québec. Its members include the liberal-center Parti Démocratique du Québec (PDQ); the longstanding but largely discredited Parti Libéral du Québec (PLQ); the dissident labour union-backed Parti Ouvrier (PO); the green-socialist Rassemblement Pour L'Alternative Socialiste-écologique; and the Indigenous-autonomist Notre Terre/Our Land. The alliance was solidified in 2013 after negotiations between the parties, convened by now-President Dominic Bissonnet. They agreed to a common big-tent platform to challenge the PQ, and settled on Bissonnet, Montreal mayor and PDQ-aligned independent, as their leader. Now governing following their surprise landslide victory in 2015, the CAQ has substantial internal divisions, but has stuck together thus far in implementing an aggressive anti-corruption platform and investing in creaking infrastructure. Its divisions may not be bridgeable anymore though, leaving an opening for other parties. Its strength principally comes from Montreal, Ville de Québec, heavily Indigenous districts in the North, and the Eastern Townships (where the Liberal Party retains support). Juliette Desmeules, a former nurse from Laval and leader of the Parti Ouvrier, serves as Prime Minister.

    Current seats: 75/121

    The Union Nationale is a right-wing party, which focuses primarily on issues of cultural conservatism, support for family farms, and full privatization of Québec's "national champions." Founded in 2005, the party has ridden the revival of Catholic religiosity among some Quebecois to some national power: their presidential candidate, pig farmer and businessman Stéphane Gauthier, came in third in the first round of the 2015 presidential elections, with 18.1% of the vote. The party has worked closely with the CAQ on some issues, but has retained its distance on others. Gauthier, who recently won a by-election for a seat centered on his native Saint-Léon-de-Standon, has pledged to run again and "build a nation worthy of the people of Québec and for God."

    Current seats: 7/121

    The
    Front de Libération du Québec is a far-left nationalist party, which advocates for a largely state-run economy, a cradle-to-grave welfare state, extreme secularism, and the removal of citizenship from non-ethnic Quebecois in the country. Formed by members of the FLQ's armed organization following Québec's independence, the FLQ functioned primarily as a "loyal opposition" party to the PQ, with a certain number of seats uncontested by the PQ to allow the "heroes of the national revolution" to sit in the legislature, and foreign governments to get a taste of the potential government-in-waiting, making the PQ's public sabre-rattling more tolerable. Running only in their "reserved" seats, the party was shocked to lose several of them to CAQ candidates. The party is currently undergoing a factional struggle, between moderates who seek a formal coalition with the PQ, and radicals who, believing that the people of Québec demand a third way free of the bourgeois liberalism of the CAQ or the corrupt corporatism of the PQ, will sweep the FLQ into power and allow them to build a utopic pure laine workers' state.

    Current seats: 4/121
     
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    Parties for an alternative Austro-Hungarian Empire:
    Largest party is The Conservative League (CL) with 25% of the vote and the two houses of parliament (100 and 1000 member two houses (the Senate and the Grand Assembly)) (25 and 250 seats), who support the status quo of the Danubian Empire
    Second largest single party is
    The Liberal League (LL) with 24% (24 and 240 seats), they are socially liberal while not having much other agenda.
    Third largest single party is
    The Monarchist League (ML) with 15% (15 and 150 seats), who are simply monarchists who are closer to the CL.
    Remaining parties are all coalitions of several parties.

    Holy League (HL) is the smallest overall group with 1 and 10 seats, which is the alliance of a group of christian parties.
    Catholic League (CaL) is the largest member of the HL with (0.79%) the 1 Senate seat and 7 of the GA seats (despite being entitled to 8 seats), very christian conservative.
    Catholic Liberal League (CaLL) with only 1 GA seat (0.01%) being the smallest party in the parliaments, they only have their seat thanks to CaL giving up their seat under the HL, liberal and religious.
    Orthodox League of Danubia (OLD) with 0.1% and a GA seat, who do not have much policy other than supporting Orthodox interests.
    Christian Democrat League (CDL) with 0.1% and a GA seat, supporting more democracy (slightly republican but not fully.)

    Independence League (IL) has 11% (with 11 Senate seats and 110 GA seats.), which is an alliance of different national independence parties, All of which want independence for their chosen Nation with only the LoH supporting maybe keeping the monarchy after independence.
    League of Hungary (LoH) has 4 Senators and 40 assemblyman.
    League of Poles (LoP) has 1 Senator and 10 GA seats.
    Czech Liberation League (CLL) has the same numbers as LoH.
    Free League of Croats (FLC) has 2 Senators and 20 GA seats.

    Democratic League (DL) has 24% vote (24 Senate seats and 240 Grand Assembly seats). It is a very wide-umbrella alliance of (mostly left wing) parties, who all support more democracy with some being republican.
    Democracy for Danubia (DfD) has 5 senators and 50 Assembly members and is mostly liberal but their main policy is making Danubia more democratic. Still monarchists by and large.
    Republican League (RL) same numbers as the DfD, their policies are basically "we want a republic as soon as possible".
    League of Labour (LoL) 4% (4 Senators and 40 GA seats) are social-democrats who have left the RRA and are very moderate outside of the call for a social-democratic economy and more democracy.
    Peoples League (PL) has 3 Senate and 30 GA seats (3%) and are ideologically Syndicalists who have much animosity with the RRA despite agreeing with them on most accounts.
    Revolutionary Radical Alliance (RRA) (7%) has 7 Senators and 70 GA seats and are (as the name suggest) radically republican and heavily left leaning. Most people are surprised that they aren't banned yet.
    Anarchists (An) has 0.05% (no Senate seats, granted 1 GA seat under the RRA) are as the name suggest Anarchists, since not a lot of Anarchists actually vote (participating in the state) they are doomed to irrelevancy.
    Communist League (ComL) has 0.85% (a Senate seat and 8 GA seats) and are not very popular being the most radical people around (sans the Anarchists), traditionalist Marxists.
    Socialist League (SL) has 3% (3 in senate and 30 in GA) and are staunchly republican but also much more moderate than the ComL.
    Social-Democrats (SD) has 3.1% (3 Senators and 31 GA) and are the social-democrats who have remained within RRA. Has been dividing the social-democrat vote between themselves and the LoL. At-least they are together under the DL.

    Current government is a CL-ML-HL-IL (52%) alliance that promises the IL more autonomy with the core being CL-ML-HL. Both the LL and the DL are the opposition.

    Edit: Accidentally posted too early. Will complete later.
    Edit2: Finished it.
    Edit3: If it isn't clear the RRA is a part of the DL. While all parties written in black are part of the coloured party that camme before it
     
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  12. Antonio the Komnenoi Emperor of America

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    Are One-Party states acceptable ?
     
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  13. Born in the USSA Well-Known Member

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    I listed a couple, I'd say describe any major factions within the single party.
     
  14. LoneStarCowboy Texan Nationalist #Trump2020

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    The Republic of Texas is a country in south-central and southwest North America. It is one of the greater powers in the Americas and the world, with around 38 million people living in its borders, and the seventh largest economy in the world, only passed by countries such as the Republic of California, the Republic of China, and the United States. It stretches from the Sabine River, all the way to the Greater Colorado River. While stereotyped as a land of cowboys and oilmen ("roughnecks"), it has a diverse economy, made up of, of course, ranching and oil and energy production, but also manufacturing, mining, especially in the western portions of the Republic, tech, mainly in Houston (OTL Dallas), steel, tourism (gotta play off that legendary reputation of freedom fighters and cowboys somehow), and aeronautics, thanks to NASA's headquarters in Crockett (OTL Houston). The current President of Texas is Kay Bailey Hutchison (C-TR).

    History:

    Texas was formed on March 2nd, 1836, when delegates to the San Antonio Convention, then the territorial government of Mexican Tejas, unanimously approved and signed the Texan Declaration of Independence. Texas was already in rebellion, thanks to Santa Anna centralizing the government, something that was unpopular with both the Tejanos who had lived in Texas before it was opened up to American immigration, and the American immigrants, many of whom came to Texas only a few years prior. This only confirmed the intentions of Texas, and enraged Santa Anna, who was determined to bring Texas under Mexico's heel. After the DoI was signed, Texas would start a major mobilization of whatever manpower it could muster, also accepting many volunteers, the majority of whom coming from the Southern United States. It wasn't the best army in the world, and General Sam Houston, who was the commander-in-chief of Texan forces, knew this, but everyone was determined to make it through.

    In around mid-march, Santa Anna's men crossed the Rio Grande, en route to San Antonio, the capital of Texas (a title San Antonio continues to have), so to nip Texas in the bud, with his subordinates, Generals Urrea and Filisola taking forces further east to the more populated regions of eastern Texas. When the Convention learned of Santa Anna's plan to conquer San Antonio, they nixed the Matamoros Campaign they were planning, which would send 800 men down to Matamoros, in an attempt to conquer the Rio Grande region. They pooled all they could into San Antonio, while leaving General Houston to skirmish with Urrea and Filisola. In around early April, Santa Anna reached San Antonio, where he began a siege of the Alamo, an old mission re-purposed into a makeshift fort. There were roughly a thousand Texan men at the Alamo, led by James Fannin, William B. Travis, and Davy Crockett, that faced down a Mexican army twice their size. Santa Anna, during a parley with the Texans, made it clear that if Texas chose to fight, they wouldn't be given mercy, and any survivors of the battle, should Mexico win, would be executed as pirates, per international law regarding pirates at the time. The defenders, despite the odds, chose to fight. Santa Anna continued his siege for about two weeks, before launching a final assault upon the Alamo, in hopes of using his army's superior numbers to overwhelm the Texans. The Texans fought the assaulting Mexicans with a tenacity and ferocity nigh-unmatched, and the Mexicans took heavy casualties before even reaching the Alamo's walls. When the Mexicans did reach the walls, they were nearly pushed back by the Texans' rough fighting styles. Later into the battle, the Mexicans were able to push back the Texan defenders, but Davy Crockett did the near-impossible: kill Santa Anna in the heat of the battle, by shooting him when Santa Anna didn't expect it. Santa Anna's death would produce shock waves throughout the Mexican force. Most would drop their weapons and flee the Alamo, while some would continue to stay and fight, to be killed by the Texans. The day had been won, and San Antonio was safe. Also helped that Santa Anna was dead.

    Santa Anna's death would leave lasting marks on Texas, with Mexico falling into civil war afterwards, and Texas securing its independence after the Battle of San Jacinto, where Houston and his men ambushed and defeated Urrea's army, and signed the Treaty of Velasco, which granted Texas its independence, and all its land claims, something that wouldn't sit well with Mexico for years. Texas after the war would campaign hard for other nations to recognize it, gaining recognition by Britain, France, and the US early on, which helped it stay afloat, as loans from France, and to a lesser extent, Britain, stabilized the economy, allowing Texas to focus on other issues. America would offer Texas annexation, but Texas refused, having been able to become a stable and sovereign nation, and many in Texas losing interest in American annexation. After the Mexican Civil War ended, the Mexicans focused on trying to reconquer Texas. Fueled by money from Alta California's gold rush, something that would cause California to revolt, in the vein of Texas, they launched an invasion of Texas, starting the First Mexican-Texan War (the Revolution doesn't count, as Texas technically didn't exist). Texas would win, again, as Mexico was much more disorganized. California was also released as an independent nation, though they would sell land east of the Greater Colorado River to Texas in return for Texan support, as well as an independent Republic of the Rio Grande and Republic of Yucatan, though they both would collapse before the 20th century.

    Modern Texas has gone through many highs and lows, another war with Mexico in the early 20th century, and a global war in the mid-20th century. Currently, they are fighting against criminal cartels running amok in Mexico, which have bled over into Texas, and to a lesser extent, California.

    Parties in the Republic of Texas:

    Constitution Party: The current party of the government, they're the youngest party in Texas, formed as a breakaway from the Democratic Party in the 1920's, when the Democrats started to go left-wing. As can be expected, they are generally center-right to right-wing party, generally supporting fiscal conservatism, paleoconservatism, deregulation, and minor protectionism, along with many other socially and economically conservative platforms, as well as support for the Cartel War. Most of their support comes from rural and working-class Texans (races aren't a solid voting bloc for any party in Texas), especially farmers, ranchers, miners, and roughnecks. Though they had a slow start, starting off as a minor party in Texas, they've been the party of the government many times, as Texas generally has a conservative bent, though they've been beaten out many times, especially with scandals against the party. Incumbent President Kay Hutchison is a part of this party.

    Democratic Party: The opposition party, as of right now, they're one of the two original parties in Texas. They were originally a right-wing party, with roughly a same platform as the current Constitution Party, they started going left-wing around the 1920s, when a left-wing faction gained traction in the party. This caused the Constitution Party to form, and over time, it would draw away the conservative Democrats, completing the Democratic Party's change to the left. The current party supports social democracy, social and fiscal liberalism, free trade, and a multitude of other left-wing platforms. They've also expressed criticism of the Cartel War, and have made notions of scaling back Texas' involvement in it, should they gain power. The modern party is generally popular with those in Texas' urban areas, and in some of the suburbs of Texas, where it draws most of its power. The current leader of the party is Julian Castro of San Antonio, and the last Democratic president was Ann Richards, who left office in 2009.

    Whig Party: The other original political party in Texas, they were originally the more left-wing party in Texas, but have now taken on a more centrist role, to avoid directly competing with the Democrats. They currently caucus with the Constitution Party, and have been for a few election cycles now, but have had a history of siding with the Democrats. They're the smallest party of Texas, as centrists and libertarians aren't all that common in Texas, but they currently draw most of their support from the Texas suburbs, who generally go for the more moderate politicians. They generally support centrism and libertarianism in most forms, fiscal conservatism, social liberalism, free trade, and usually sit on the fence on many issues, preferring popular sovereignty over all. They also are mildly supportive of the Cartel War, though have made questions over whether we should or shouldn't increase the number of troops in Mexico. They've hardly been the party of the government since the 19th century, but they made a shocking wave in the late '90s when businessman Ross Perot won the presidency, preceding Ann Richards.

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    The Imperial Federation's national scale parties in 2003.

    Rightful Land : First a movement against the Decree of Equality of 1997, they have organized as a party for the elections of 2002 but have received only 1.1% of votes. The core of this party is made of angry nobles, who protest against the abolition of nobility title and the moderate land reform that were decreted in 1997. As anger isn't a program on it's own, the most reactionnary members of the Democrats have joined the party and turned it into a parody of itself.

    The Democrats : The second most conservative party, and the one who receives the most votes individually, with 27.4% of the votes. They have been the ruling party only once since 1930, in 1974, under the presidency of Carla Pollen, because the are too ideologically far from the other parties to form coalitions. They serve as an opposition party and are also the oldest party still in existence. They are economically liberal, but support involvement of regional administrations in economy. They are firmly against the Rightful Lands movement.

    Federal Union of the Ecologists : A center-left party, that makes environment it's priority. They have received 15.6% at the elections of 2002, and are in a platform with the Workers and the Left List. Their voting base is mostly in Slovakia and Istria. Many memners are scientists or members of clergies, the Secretary of the party being a Catholic nun from the Magdalenian Order. They support urban densification, fight against urban sprawl, and help to organic agriculture and permaculture. They are socially progressive, and pretty liberal economically, apart from environmental protection.

    The Republican-Democrats : The only party that talks about an abolition of the Empresse's powers, and maybe the monarchy, they consider that, as the Imperial family is Austrian, the equality between the people isn't complete. They only receive 1.8% of the votes, and are not expected to receive more support in any foreseable future. They are firmly leftists, even though a liberal faction exists.

    The Workers : A socialist party, supporting strong control of the state over the market, and some mild progressive reforms. They were the government party before 2002, and are members of the Coalition of the Lefts. They receive 12.3% of the votes in 2002, and their candidate as a Prime Minister was chosen as Minister of Family and Youth.

    Left List : A broad coalition of democrat-communists and local socialist parties. It is the leader of the Coalition of the Lefts, with 21.9% of the votes. They received more support from the rural areas as they were closer to the people,being a collection of local parties. The diversity of the party makes it difficult to summarize the ideologies, but it is economically liberal, but more in favor of tiny businesses, and public regional industries for things that must be mass produced. They are the ones who supported the Empresse's proposed "New Law on Gender, Parenting and Marriage" of 2001 that legalized same sex marriage, civil identity change for trans people and made adoption easier. The Prime Minister comes from this Party, it is Josef Mencik. The party has more support out of Austria, when the Workers are more successful in Austria.

    Labor's Strength : A communist party, that accepts to keep the current form of government and respects the Empress as "an ally of the workers". They come from the Workers, and have split from the party they found too moderate. They support a further land reform and moderate collectivization. They gained 19.9% of the votes.
     
  16. Gokbay A Law Student

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    The Republic of Texas Senate and Assembly which is one of the 4 member Republics of the United States (others being Vermont, Cuba and Hawaii). US also includes 10 Confederations (which are made out of a total of 44 states with Confederations having anywhere from 2 to 8 member states) and 7 Federal Districts (DC, Puerto Rico, Northern Alaska, Pacific Isles and Indian Territories in Southwest). Two principal Parties of Texas are a part of Federal Parties/Coalitions. They are parts of the two largest federal parties.

    The Lone Star Party is the current largest party in Texas and is part of the Conservative Democratic Union which itself is the current largest party on federal level (though only slightly larger than the "Red-Green" Socialist Front). The CDU (lol, just realized this coincidence) is one of the most right wing group that is mainstream. It and the Lone Star Party are pretty similar to the current OTL Republican Party of USA. CDU has member parties in all the Republics and Confederations expect for the New England Confederation (where the Centrist Coalition member Neo-Federalist Party is the most right wing with the Liberal Progressive Alliance being considered more left wing then the CC). While the Lone Star Party includes some secessionist and Texan Nationalist members but are mostly fine with remaining a part of the United States. LSP is pro-business and also supports expanding the Texan military (that consists of the Army of Texas and the Texan Airforce since the member republics of the US are only allowed to have to of the three branches of the military).

    The Social Democratic Party is a member of the Socialist Front and are the current opposition in Texas and on a federal level. They are one of the three parties calling themselves the Social Democratic Party (the other ones being the SDP of Pacifica and New Mexico Confederations) all of which belonging the Socialist Front. Of the three other republics two are currently run by a SF (Vermont and Hawaii, in cooperation with the Vermont Progressive Party (which adds to the Vermont Labor's Majority) and the Hawaii Unionists (who help the Popular Labor Party get the majority even with the smallness of the HU)) and one was only recently lost to the CDU (Cuba, a combination of natural growth of the Christian Democrats (who nonetheless still lead a minority government, even if one very close to majority) and the split of the Democratic Workers Party that led to the creation of the New Labor Party of Cuba) which strengthens the resolve of the SF. Just like New England doesn't have a CDU member party neither does Carolina Confederation have a SF party (leftmost party being the Centrist Coalition member National Union, with the party calling itself the Republican Party in Carolina being an independent party to the right of the CC, despite Republican Party of the Southern Confederation being full members of the SF). The SDP supports closer integration with the United States along with general workers rights and welfare expected of Social Democrats.

    Will probably post the Party Systems of other Republics and then the Confederations later. Do tell me if this is confusing or something.
     
  17. LoneStarCowboy Texan Nationalist #Trump2020

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    So, another RoT. Nice. I'm guessing this Texas is just OTL Texas, but much more autonomous?
     
  18. Gokbay A Law Student

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    Mostly yes but its borders are different and United States as a whole is more decentralized. This is the map of the USA and surrounding nations:
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  19. LoneStarCowboy Texan Nationalist #Trump2020

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    Ah. This is my world's North America:
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    As you can see, Texas is much bigger
     
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  20. Gokbay A Law Student

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    The Republics of the United States other than Texas in the same Timeline as my parties of Texas post.
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    Republic of Vermont (or the Green Mountain Republic) is the oldest Republic in the United States outside of the United States itself. Vermont is currently an unicameral parliamentary republic (the Vermont General Assembly) with a mostly powerless President and a Prime Minister doing the actual government.

    Vermont Labor is the largest party and have a majority on their own but have entered in a coalition with the Vermont Progressive Party. VL is a part of the federal Red-Green Socialist Front. Vermont Labor is one of the leftier parties in the US. They want to be less integrated into the US but mostly have no problem with staying part of it.

    Vermont Progressive Party is part of the federal Liberal-Progressive Alliance. They are currently the smallest party but entered in a coalition with VL. Thanks to this they hold a third of the Vermont Cabinet. The LPA is the third largest federal party despite having only a quarter of the US senate seats that the RGSF and CDU. They are socially closer to VL but economically closer to GMCs. They have agreed with VL to meet in the middle economically speaking.

    Green Mountain Conservatives are like the Lone Star Party of Texas part of the Conservative Democratic Alliance that is the current largest federal party. They have the weird position of both wanting independence from the US (being Vermont nationalists) and also supporting USA more than Vermont Labor.
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    The Parliament of the Republic of Cuba is currently governed by the Christian Democrats who are CDU members who take religion more seriously then other CDU members. Their current government is a result of the divide within socialist parties that divided the socialist vote and led to a loss of confidence in the socialists along with a currently more charismatic leader. Liberal Party is one of the four Liberal Parties in the US (there is also a Liberal Democratic Party and the Northwestern Liberals) and a part of the LPA. They are the third largest party because the socialist split up. the New Labor Party of Cuba is the party that left the DWP who would love to join the Socialist Front but thanks to the DWP aren't able to. They are to the right of the DWP but wouldn't actually be rightmost party in the Front should they join. the Democratic Workers Party is the Socialist Front member in Cuba. They had several scandals happen recently and so lost more than half of their seats to the NLPC.
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    The Hawaii Legislature is an unicameral body of 51 members called legislators.
    Popular Labor Party is the Front's representative in Hawaii who currently run the government. They only lack a single seat to a majority and agreed to a coalition with the Hawaii Unionists despite the Independence Party being closer in most issues to them due to PLP wanting to remain a part of the United States.
    Independence Party is a left wing party, who are only slightly to the right of PLP and are mostly a one issue party of full independence from the United States.
    Hawaii Unionists are members of the Centrist Coalition and basically loyalist members National Union of Hawaii who remained centrist. Currently part of the Hawaii government. As understandable from their name their main point is remaining a part of the US.
    Reform Party is the Liberal Progressive Alliance member in Hawaii and their policy can be explained with their names.
    National Union has a relationship with with the other three National Unions like the relationship of the Republicans of Carolina and the South. They share the same name and were originally the same party. But as with the Carolina Republican Party's change from a Socialist Front member to a federally independent party to the right of the centrist National Union. Speaking of the National Union, this party was originally a Centrist Coalition member with the single issue of keeping Hawaii a part of the United States. While the National Union of Hawaii still considers staying part of the USA a central issue but have shifted much to the right and now support a socially conservative viewpoint.