List Political Parties of Alternate Countries

Continuing the Nine Nations of North America Timeline:

Political Parties of the Republic of New England

Democratic Party of New England (Leader - Stephen Lynch): The successor to the pre-Dissolution party of the same name, the Democratic Party of New England inherited its predecessor's base of "white ethnic" voters in the major cities. As its voters moved out to the suburbs and turned against the social changes of the 1960s and 1970s, so did the Democratic Party. Now it's political profile is strongly pro-Union, but skeptical of welfare programs and immigration.

New Frontier Party (Leader - Chellie Pingree): Under its founding leader Ted Kennedy, the New Frontier Party split from the Democrats in 1980 over the Democrats' perceived rightward turn. Initially appealing largely to younger voters, Kennedy loyalists and left-wing intellectuals, the NFP broadened its base over the course of the 1980s to include racial minorities and suburban voters attracted by its emphasis on environmental issues and government reform. The party led a coalition with the Democrats from 1992-2002 and again since 2011.

Republican Party of New England (Leader - Charlie Baker): A continuation of the pre-Dissolution Republican Party, the Republican Party of New England has always maintained its combination of social liberalism and pro-business economic policies. The party took advantage of the Democratic Party's split to hold power with a majority from 1980 to 1992 and in coalition with the Free Republic Party from 2002-2011.

Free Republic Party (Leader - Bill Weld): Strongly opposed to regulation of anything, the FRP's traditional power base is in the rural areas of Maine, Vermont, and New Hampshire. Beginning in the 1990s, it began attracting younger male voters disenchanted with the NFP's embrace of political correctness and the Democratic Party's opposition to abortion and gay marriage. The party joined a coalition with the Republicans in 2002, but was plagued by internal disagreements (leading the FRP has often been likened to herding cats), and the election of Paul LePage as leader in 2011 sunk their coalition agreement with the Republicans and ultimately led to early elections and the loss of more than 20 seats. The party has recovered its standing somewhat under the more moderate leadership of Bill Weld, and performed well in the 2019 elections.
 
Political Parties of the Republic of the Republic of Cuba

The Platt Amendment never comes into effect as William Jennings Bryan is elected President in 1900 through a combination of factors. Cuba becomes a stable republic with some divergences such as Maximo Gomez being the first president. In parentheses is the first election contested by the party.

Major Parties:

Partido Nacional (1901) : Center

Partido Conjuncion Patriotica (1917) : Center-Right

Partido Popular (1921) : Center-Left

Minor Parties:


Partido Independiente de Color (1909): Single Issue

Partido Ortodoxo (1949): Populist
 
Continuing the Nine Nations of North America TL:

Political Parties of the Dominion of Lakota (Breadbasket):

Progressive Farmer-Labor Party (Leader - Amy Klobuchar): Heir to the Upper Northwest's populist and agrarian traditions, the PFLP is the dominant left-wing party of Lakota, although more supportive of free trade than other left-wing parties due to its base of export-dependent farmers. Its base is in Minnesota, Iowa, and Greater Manitoba, but it's also competitive in the rural areas of Kansas, Nebraska, and the Dakotas.

Lakota Conservative Party (Leader - Sam Brownback): Represents the culturally conservative suburbanites who dominate Southern Lakota's metropolitan areas. Historically focused mainly on 'family issues,' the party took a rightward turn on economic issues in the 2010s.

Reform Party (Leader - Steve King): Developing amidst Lakota's long recession of the 1980s, the Reform Party shocked the world when it propelled Ross Perot into the Prime Minister's Office in 1992 on a platform of fiscal conservativism and opposition to free trade. Perot's fiscal "shock therapy" finally tamed inflation, at the cost of a sharp recession before he retired due to internal term limits in 1998 and was succeeded by Jesse Ventura, who led the party to defeat in the 2002 elections. Since then, the party has evolved in a more anti-immigrant (some would say racist) direction, and begun gaining votes from the Conservatives, at the cost of more culturally moderate members defecting to the PFLP.
 
California Über Alles


Political Parties of the Republic of California




California Liberal Party / Partido Liberal de California (leader- Gavin Newsom): The Liberal Party prefers to see themselves as the party of all Californian's, the party most widely associated with Expansionist nationalism and the longest office holder. They are also known as the party of elite brokerage, being a well funded centrist party which routinely wins the Presidency and holding the largest number of seats in parliament, and therefore holding the chancellorship continuously with a few periods in between and following the 2018 election. Their support includes the Silicon Valley tech industry, suburbanites, middle class liberals, and ethnic minorities, though the last two are starting to move to the Labor Party. Socially liberal but fiscally centrist, the current government is interventionist to a point, supporting infrastructure investments and environmental measures. They take pride for their creation of the national university system, the building of infrastructure projects such as the High Speed Rail System, official bilingualism, and their prominent role in the Climate Change summits. Critics from the left accuse it of favoring the wealthy and big corporations at the expense of the everyday Californians, while critics from the right say they are the party of the coastal elite, ignoring everyday Californians. Evidently these views where widely held when the parties unexpectedly fell into second place, leaving the leadership anxious about Newsom's chances in the 2020 presidential election.


Californian Labor Party / el Partido Laborista (Leader - Rho Khanna): The Labor party was originally the party of the white working class and the labor unions, of the left faction of Californian nationalist led by Upton Sinclair. It has historically been the most diverse, and among the most divided party in California. Since the 1960s the party has been infused by the Hispanic union tradition represented by Chavez, though its central valley heartland has wilted over several elections. It is a coalition of working class Hispanics, union household white voters and left wing young people controlling the city councils in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Oakland, which is known as Red Oakland. in 2018 they became the largest party in the house, forming a coalition with the liberals and greens. The party is attempting to implement a platform of de-carbonation, social house building, rent control and economic redistribution. Contingent on support from the Liberals and the Greens much of this agenda has yet to be implemented. Chancellor Khanna has had some success in achieving investments in transit, education, and social housing, paid for by the budget surplus. They are the party of rising Social Democracy in California, and the hope to make it into, and win, the second round of the Presidential election next year.


Conservatives / Partido Conservador (Leader - John Nox): The conservative party has fallen on hard times. If the Liberal party is uncertain of their future as the part of government, the conservatives worry they will no longer be the party of opposition, let alone protest. A former party of right wing Californian nationalism there vote has splintered due to the rise of more populist right wing parties, and the defection of much of the business elite and their former base in suburbia to the Liberals. Outside the old borders of California they are little of a presence, and within their main area of residual strength is the central valley. They are currently the party of social conservatives, immigration restrictions and economic conservatism. The party also does well in the former Deseret areas, having elected Mormon leaders in the past and is supported for its social conservatism, though this has proved to be a moderating influence in the face of rising anti immigration sentiment within the grassroots. The rise of the People's party and the defection of members to them leaves the future of the Conservative party in doubt. If you ask conservatives they will claim they are going to win the presidency next year, in private they doubt they will make it to the second round.


Green / Partido ecologista (Leader - Laura Wells). Founded as an environmentalist party in 1989, the party was for a while the 2nd party of the left, challenging the Labor party as the left opposition party. However the leftward turn of the California Labor Party has cut away their support, with most of their voters going to Labor. Curiously this has left the party as a more right wing entity of conservative environmentalists (also known as tree Tories). One left wing critic claimed that "the greens are the party that see environmentalism as a lifestyle choice, or a moral issue, whereas Labor views it as a matter of social justice and survival for working people". There are still left wing green voters and activists who dispute this assertion, and hope to keep the party a left wing ‘eco-socialist’ party. An example of the potential right wing politics is the parties stances on nuclear power and their opposition to up zoning proposals which would encourage the building of more high rise apartments.


Peoples Party (Leader - Dana Rohrabacher) The most credible right wing party, and a bane to the Conservatives. Formed out of a mixture of ex conservatives, and members of other radical right wing groups (including fringe fascist parties) they are the party of protectionism, immigration restriction and decentralization away from Sacramento. They first gained strength in the 2000s with the support of powerful donors such as Andrew Breitbart, in part in opposition to the Conservatives embrace of bilingualism. There base is in both former conservative strongholds and some former Labor heartlands in the valley of central California. The People's Party unexpectedly gained a large foothold in the House of Representatives last year, with some predicting a People's/Labor party contest next year in the second round of the presidential election.
 
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Continuing the Nine Nations of North America TL

Political parties of the Free State of Deseret (Empty Quarter)

Zionist Party (2018 Presidential Candidate, Jeff Flake):
Essentially the Mormon Church at the voting booth, the Zionist Party is responsible for Deseret's highly pro-family tax policy and conservative (at the national level) social policy. They initially dominated Deseret politics, but lost influence in the 1990s as younger Deseretans chafed at the country's conservative political culture. However, they retained their power base in the heavily Mormon areas of Utah, Idaho, and Northern Nevada and returned to power under President Romney from 2002-2010.

Liberal Party (2018 Presidential Candidate, Jared Polis): Formed to resist the Zionist Party's socially conservative party, the Liberal Party swept to power in the "Salt Lake Earthquake" of 1990, which saw Pat Schroeder elected President and the Liberals take both houses of Congress, quickly voting to legalize the transportation of alcohol across state lines and removing religious references from the Constitution. Schroeder's successor, Mark Udall, was bedeviled by corruption allegations around the Salt Lake City Olympics, and lost his 2002 bid for reelection. The party returned to power under John Hickenlooper in 2010. Hickenlooper's policies on gun control and medical marijuana were controversial, but his strong economic performance propelled his designated successor, Jared Polis, to victory in 2018.

Taxpayers Party (2018 Presidential Candidate, Jason Kenney): The National Party split off from the Zionist Party in the 1990s over dissatisfaction with the Zionists' moderate economic policies, and has traditionally embraced an extremely limited role for government with a base in Alberta and Alaska. They've never won the Presidency, although Alaska Senator Sarah Palin came close in 2010, and their popularity is increasing.
 
Political Parties of the Kingdom of Wessex

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Political Parties:

Major Parties:

Conservative Party: Centre Right

Leader: Penny Mordaunt
Seats: 142/220


A long standing party. It has stood the test of time as opposition parties rise and fall. The party supports a net positive budget strong military and security forces. It has in recent years moved close to the centre on social policies though faces hard resistance in the right wing of the party.

National Liberal Union Party: Centre to Centre Right
Leader: David Laws
Seats: 53/220

A new party only becoming the leading opposition party in the 2012 election. The party is economically conservative and socially liberal.


Minor Parties:

Socialist Labourers Party: Left to Centre Left

Leader: Marsha de Cordova
12/220

A pro republic party. It used to be the largest opposition party until its surprise victory in 2007. Due to a global recession and mass pro monarchy resignations it lost and was defeated. It is left wing in most ideas.


Green Party: Left Wing
Leader: Molly Scott Cato
Seats: 8/220

A left wing pro environment party. It is pro monarchy which has helped it pick up seats from the SLP.


Wessex National Party: Right Wing
Leader: Ann Widdecombe
Seats 4/220

A right wing break away from the Conservative Party. It is anti immigration and wants to repeal several of the moderate policies of the current government.


Speaker: Henry Bellingham
1/220
 
Political Parties of the Kingdom of Wessex

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Political Parties:

Major Parties:

Conservative Party: Centre Right

Leader: Penny Mordaunt
Seats: 142/220


A long standing party. It has stood the test of time as opposition parties rise and fall. The party supports a net positive budget strong military and security forces. It has in recent years moved close to the centre on social policies though faces hard resistance in the right wing of the party.

National Liberal Union Party: Centre to Centre Right
Leader: David Laws
Seats: 53/220

A new party only becoming the leading opposition party in the 2012 election. The party is economically conservative and socially liberal.


Minor Parties:

Socialist Labourers Party: Left to Centre Left

Leader: Marsha de Cordova
12/220

A pro republic party. It used to be the largest opposition party until its surprise victory in 2007. Due to a global recession and mass pro monarchy resignations it lost and was defeated. It is left wing in most ideas.


Green Party: Left Wing
Leader: Molly Scott Cato
Seats: 8/220

A left wing pro environment party. It is pro monarchy which has helped it pick up seats from the SLP.


Wessex National Party: Right Wing
Leader: Ann Widdecombe
Seats 4/220

A right wing break away from the Conservative Party. It is anti immigration and wants to repeal several of the moderate policies of the current government.


Speaker: Henry Bellingham
1/220
Good Lord my eyes keep sliding off that shade of blue. Otherwise good work
 
New Scotland

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Political Parties:

Major Parties:

Liberal Progressive Party: Centre Left

Leader: Stephen McNeil
Seats: 83/150

State Legislatures: 4/7

Conservative Party: Centre Right
Leader: Susan Collins
Seats: 60/150
State Legislatures: 3/7


Minor Parties:

Scotland Forwards: Left
Leader:Vincent Illuzzi
Seats: 5/150
State Legislatures: 0/7


Green Party: Left
Leader: Jo-Ann Roberts
Seats: 2/150
State Legislatures: 0/7
 
Political Parties in the rest of the United States:
The Federal Coalitions operating at general Federal level and also in the Districts. And also the Parties operating at Confederal and State level.

Federal Level:
Red-Green Socialist Front: Big tent, left-wing coalition. Won at the Districts of Columbia, Mojave and Navajo in the last election. Considered, along with the CDU, to be the "important" political party. (17 states + 2 republics and 3 districts)
Liberal-Progressive Alliance: Big tent, economically right--wing, socially left-wing. The third largest party but considered a minor one. (5 states)
Conservative Democratic Union: The right-wing big tent coalition. the other "major" party. currently the largest in the Senate. Descendants of Jefferson's Democratic-Republicans. (18 states + 2 republics and 2 districts)
Centrist Coalition: Party of political centrism. Mostly continuation of the National Union (the CC party in 3 different confederations, disregarding the "traitors" in Hawaii who have joined the CDU). Keeping the USA united is their main goal. (2 states + District of Sequoyah)
Alianza de Español: Spanish/Hispanic minority interests party. surprisingly successful for a party that does not operate in most of the US. (State of Baja California and District of Puerto Rico)

Confederal and State Level:

Confederation of the Mid-Atlantic States (Atlantica):
Member States:
State of New York
State of New Jersey
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
State of Delaware
Parties:

People's Party: Also known as "the Populists", is the Socialist Front party in Atlantica. Won in New York and Delaware in the last election. It was pretty narrow in New York.
Progressive Party: Party of Roosevelts. While weakened in the rest of the Confederation, still very popular in New York. Seen as the counterweight against the Populists there, while in the rest of the Confederation Conservatives have that role.
Whigs: A politically centrist party that is less focused on Unionism part of the Centrist Coalition and more on the Centrism part. Barely won in New Jersey as the competition between Populists and Progressive made the race more equal for all parties, leading in the end of the Whigs barely beating the Conservatives.
Conservative Party: Barely won in Pennsylvania and wasn't much behind the winners in Delaware and New Jersey, giving them hope for the next elections. CDU member.

Confederation of the Carolinas:
Member States:
State of North Carolina
State of South Carolina
Parties:
National Union: Direct continuation of the Civil War era National Union. Leftiest major party in the Carolinas. Currently not very popular. Most popular in Trans-Appalachian North Carolina (aka Tennessee).
Republican Party: Descendents of the original Leftist Republican Party but has drifted right. Currently independent (and likely to stay that way unless they combine with the NU or the Democrats). More popular in non "WASP" population and more rural populations in non Tennessee Carolinas. Recently won in North Carolina, entering the Senate.
Democratic Party: Basically the same as their neighbours/namesakes in the South but more explicitly racial. Won in South Carolina.

Confederation of Cascadia:
Member States:
State of Oregon
State of Franklin
State of Vancouver
State of Columbia
State of Alaska
Parties:
Socialist Party: Proud victors in Oregon and Franklin (mostly OTL Washington). Very Lefty.
Green Party: Centre-left party with a strong focus on environmentalism. Disliked by the Socialists as vote splitters. Won in Vancouver (the state consisting of Vancouver Island).
Liberal Party: Party of capitalism and progress. Socially Liberal, small government, pro-business etc. Won in Columbia (parts of OTL British Columbia that are ITTL in America.
Grand Union Party: Party of capitalism and conservatism. GUP represents CDU in Cascadia. They are Popular in Alaska and eastern parts of the other states. Has strong ties to other parties with Unionism in their agenda, whether they are in CDU or with the Centrist Coalition. Won in Alaska.

Confederation of the Chesapeake Bay:
Member States:
State of Maryland
Commonwealth of Virginia
Parties:
People's Party: SF party. Popular in urban Maryland, Applachian Virginia (West Virginia) and urban "Kentucky" (Trans-Appalachian Virginia). Won in Maryland.
Progressive Party: Popular in Virginia proper, mostly in urban centers and some parts of (trans-)Applachian Virginia. Socially close to the People's Party, Economically close to the Democrats. Won in Virginia.
Democratic Party: Similar to the Southern Democrats. Popular in Rural regions outside of *West Virginia.

Confederation of Louisiana:
Member States:
State of Lafayette
State of Arkansas
State of Missouri
State of Nebraska
State of Kansas
State of Dakota
State of Washington
State of Montana
Parties:
Farmer-Labor Party: RGSF member. Mostly agrarianist. Popular enough but had a bad election.
Bloc Française: an independent party similar to AdE but catering towards French. Doesn't even bother campaigning outside Lafayette, Arkansas and Missouri. Most successful in Lafayette but still fairly minor. Mostly bothers Lafayette state legislature with talk about preserving French cultural influence in the state with some not entirely serious calls for becoming a republic or making French co-official with English. Politically Centre-left.
Liberal Party: centre-right. Has practically the same politics as other Liberal Parties (or LPA parties). Have won in Lafayette (basically OTL Louisiana) and mostly are (privately) thanking the Bloc for stealing more votes from FLP. Has some possibility to (re)take the position of the biggest anti-CDU party in Louisiana from FLP.
Reorganized Conservative Party: Along with the Southern Democrats the prize horse of the CDU. Has won in all states outside of Lafayette. Even if the real prize state was out of their hands and even if they didn't have the entire confederation the sheer number of states was seen as an impressive feat. The party is fairly mild if pretty conservative to keep their "flyover" voter base. Party was reorganized after a humiliating few decades in early 20th century.


Confederation of New England:
Member States:
Commonwealth of Massachusetts Bay
State of New Hampshire
State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
State of Connecticut
Parties:
Socialist Labor Party: The main left wing party in New England. Socially somewhat to the right of the Greens while left of then economically. Has some Syndicalist leanings (less so than Workers Party in the Northwest). Won in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.
Green Party: Left wing and environmentalist. Criticized by SLP for vote splitting and weakening the Front as a whole. More successful in New Hampshire and Maine district of Massachusetts.
Liberal Party: Economically most right wing party but also socially Liberal and more left wing. Pro small government and big business. Won in Connecticut. Liberal-Progressive Alliance member.
Neo-Federalist Party: Socially and economically right wing for New England. Seen as a resurrection of the old Federalist Party. Pro federal/central government and pro big business. To the left of the Liberals economically but socially more conservative. Part of the Centrist Coalition. Won in New Hampshire.

Confederation of New Mexico:
Member States:
State of Hamilton
State of Arizona
(Arizona is the one bordering Mexico in a straight line)
Parties:
Social Democratic Party: Centre-left and very dominant. The Front is very proud of winning in the both states of the Confederation, even if it is comparatively inferior to the CDU successes in Louisiana and the South.
Parti Mexicano: In the AdE. Mostly identical with the Pacifica version.
National Union: The good old party for the maintenance of the Union. Very vestigial. Mostly gets votes when PM does better from paranoid Anglo/White people at this point. A merger with the CDA is expected in the near future.
Christian Democratic Alliance: Mostly plays to the conservatism of people. In practice gets the votes non-Hispanic conservatives and some Hispanics. As mentioned a merger with NU into a CDU member unionist right-wing party is expected. Expects success in Hamilton after the merger.

Northwestern Confederation (Northwest):
Member States:
State of Ohio
State of Indiana
State of Michigan
State of Illinois
State of Superior
Parties:
Workers Party: Won in Illinois, Michigan and Ohio. One of the leftmost parties in the US. Partially Syndicalist.
Northwestern Liberals:The third party in the Northwest. Doesn't do much besides continuing in their downward spiral.
Unionist Party: CDU party running in the Northwest. Won in Superior and Indiana in the latest election. One of the leftiest parties in the CDU, being very close to center.

Confederation of the Pacific (Pacifica):
Member States:
State of Utah
State of Jefferson
State of California
State of Nevada
State of Adams
State of Colorado
State of Baja California
Parties:
Social Democratic Party: Very liberal and pretty left-wing. Won in California, Colorado and Nevada.
Parti Mexicano: In the AdE. Mostly Conservative, with support for Welfare. Won in the Baja California.
National Union: Keep Pacifica in the Union and all that. Compromising with the local government. What the Centrist Coalition does best. Pretty minor.
Liberal Democratic Party: Won in Utah recently. Considered a middle weight.
Christian Democratic Party: Won in Jefferson and Adams. Not very popular in Cali-Colorado-Baja.

Southern Confederation (the South):
Member States:
State of Georgia
State of East Florida
State of West Florida
State of North Yazoo
State of South Yazoo
Parties:
Republican Party: Socialist Front member party. More popular in urban areas and in the Black Belt. Recently won in East Florida.
Democratic Party: CDU party. Pretty Conservative. Won all states other than East Florida.



Just putting this out now. Will probably finish the confederal and state level parties today as well,but still.

Edit: Finished Northwest, Pacifica and South, but probably wont be able to do the rest today.
Further Edit: For some reason Spoilers for Atlantica refuses to work properly so I decided to not use spoilers at all. Will continue working on the rest of the confederations.
Edit Again: I did take a lot to do it but it is finally complete.

Finally finished it so quoting it just this once.
 
So, remember those two proposed shows back in 2017 called "Confederate" - the HBO show where the Confederates won the Civil War by the GOT writers - and "Black America" - the Amazon Prime show where the states of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama seceded to form a black dominant republic - and how they kinda disappeared? Well, I just remembered those were meant to be a thing and I thought that "well, wait a minute... what if we combine both scenarios, and then GB comes in to help the rebelling slaves only to eventually neo-colonialize the cotton industry of this free republic (Fredonia???) while crippling the 1860s American economy in the process?" This is the amalgamation of that entire thought process and a little cold. May or may not post a full Presidential list...

Political Parties and Presidential Candidates of the United States' Presidential Election of 2012:
Democratic Party:
- Presidential Candidate: John McCain of Arizona (Vice President of the United States under Joe Biden: 2005-Incumbent)​
- Vice Presidential Candidate: Michael Bennet of New Jersey* (53rd Governor of New Jersey: 2004-2010)​
- Description: The Democratic Party is the oldest established party in the history of the United States. While the Party, since its inception by former Republican President Andrew Jackson in the 1828 Presidential election, has gone through several waves of liberalization, it is a staunchly liberal conservative party; economically, the party is right-wing, but has been dragged to the centre-left on social issues. It's nominee, Vice President John McCain, has been labelled as a "New Democrat" for his unapologetic economic conservatism and his centre-left social positions. He is also noted as being one of the many co-founders of the "Pan-American Trade Council" with President Dick Gephardt and has openly come out in favor of free trade with Fredonia (a policy the current President of Fredonia, John Lewis, a member of the Worker's Party, is hostile to).​
Socialist Party:
- Presidential Candidate: Jerry Brown of California (Vice President of the United States under Dick Gephardt: 1997-2005)​
- Vice Presidential Candidate: Leonel Fernandez of Dominica** (United States Senator from Dominica: 1997-Incumbent)​
- Description: The Socialist Party sprang to power in the 1930s with the Great Crash of the 1929-30. President Norman Thomas, and his socialist program, was elected to the White House three times (from 1933-1941 and 1945-1949 after the presidency of Wendell Wilkie). However, the Socialist Party, facing criticism from the Democratic Party for shuffling Communists into the United States (part of the Red Scare and the "20th Century Chill" with the rise of the German Democratic Federation and the election of W. E. B. DuBois in Fredonia) went down a steady anti-Communist path and, consequently, liberalization. These ideas were enforced with President William Reuther's "communist purges" and President Gephardt's "Socialism for the 21st Century" program. At this point, it is largely a liberal / social democratic party. In current affairs, Vice President Jerry Brown, and the Socialist Party are facing criticism due to rumors that Vice President Brown suggested to former President Gephardt to topple the current democratically elected President of Fredonia, John Lewis, a member of the Worker's Party, and replace him with Conservative Senate Leader John Bel Edwards in order to seize indirect control over Fredonia's agricultural resources.​
Liberal Party of the United States:
- Presidential Candidate: Michael Bloomberg of New York (State Senate Majority Leader from NY-26: 2004-2011)​
- Vice Presidential Candidate: Bob Casey Jr. of Pennsylvania (United States Senator from Pennsylvania: 2007-Incumbent)​
- Description: A "business-savvy party lead by the business-savvy savior of Wall Street" as TIME Magazine put it in a puff piece on State Senate Majority Leader Bloomberg. Traditionally, the Liberal Party was once the main opposition of the American political spectrum hailing such Presidents as George Washington Julian, Horace Boies, and William Randolph Hearst to name a few. It is currently an openly economically liberal, socially liberal party based off of a cult of personality surrounding State Senator Bloomberg.​
Left Reform!:
- Presidential Candidate: Mike Gravel of Massachusetts (Senator from Massachusetts: 1978-1985, 1991-1997)​
- Vice Presidential Candidate: Gloria La Riva of New Mexico (State Assemblywoman from NM-19: 2010-Incumbent)​
- Description: A left-wing party that claims to be the true successor party to President Norman Thomas's ideals. After the creation of the "Pan-American Trade Council", several members of the Socialist Party began to question whether the Party under President Gephardt's leadership was truly socialist. President Gephardt's State of the Union speech cemented these concerns with his call for a "Socialism of the 21st Century." Led by Senator Gravel, several members of the Red Flag Caucus walked out of the Socialist Party Convention of 2006 to form a party "dedicated to the ideals of Marx, Thomas, and to the liberation of the American people, and of all the people the world over." They have since continually grown more distant from and criticized the Socialist Party, the Gephardt Administration, and "Socialism for the 21st Century."​
Conservative Values Party:
- Presidential Candidate: Mitch McConnell of Kentucky (Frankfort City Council - 2nd District: 2012-Incumbent), Jack Fellure of Virginia (Businessman - Appears on the Conservative Values Party Presidential ballot solely in Virginia)​
- Vice Presidential Candidate: Andre Barnett of New York (Businessman)​
- Description: A very reactionary, nationalist party that split from the Democratic Party after the perceived "liberal" policies of President Jack Kemp in the late 90s. The party is only really active along the border states of the United States and of Fredonia. It is a "major" third party in the American state of Florida (it has 10 seats in the entire state legislature) and has only gotten attention nationally due to recent free trade talks and a largely viewed op-ed piece on the Party that appeared in the Continental Gazette.​

*Butterflies still show that while he was born outside the US, his political career sprung in New Jersey
**OTL Dominican Republic
EDIT: Fixed Leonel Fernandez's alternate political future
 
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What if the Nationalists won the Chinese Civil War?

The Kuomintang of China (Conservative
Democratic)
Current Head:
Sun Tse-kiong
General Secretary: Chiang Fang Chi-yi
Description: The Kuomintang, usually abbreviated to just KMT, was founded in the dying days of the Qing Empire and led China, in one way or another through the Warlord Era that followed the Qing's demise. While not always democratic and not always in complete control of the country during those volatile decades the KMT remained as the bulwark of Dr Sun's vision for a free and democratic China. With the defeat of the Communists in 1955 Generalissimo Chiang, as part of Sun's vision, began to tutor the people in the democratic process in preparation for the eventual transition. That transition would finally come after Chiang's untimely assassination by Communist agents in 1962 and in the political chaos that came afterward. With Chiang dead the son of Dr Sun, Sun Fo returned from exile in America. While in America Fo learned much of the American way of governance and reformed the KMT. Under Sun Fo and his son Sun Tse-kiong the KMT has become a party standing for a promotion of the Confucian way of life in China, for improving the standard of living in the vast rural areas of the interior and the promotion of a Asian Brotherhood to stand against colonialist aggression. Recently however the long held monopoly on power the KMT enjoyed has begun to be whittled away by many "Student Parties" popping up across China. This has put pressure on the KMT General Assembly to reform the party or possibly lose its stranglehold on power.
  • Factions: The New Life Association, The Generalists, the Federalists, the Pan-Asianists, The White Sun Association

The New Communist Party of China (Democratic Socialist)
General Secretary of the Party: Qiu Zhan Xuan
President of the Central Committee: Wang Dan
Description: After the death of Mao Zedong and banning the Party in 1955 many surviving members of the Party went underground. Gaining funding from the USSR and support from the rural peasants that is their traditional base, the Party continued to operate in secret. That was until a member of the Party allegedly bombed Chiang Kai-Shek's motorcade as it drove through Shanghai leading to a massive crackdown that broke the party. With most of its leadership dead or in prison the few remaining cells dissolved and the Central Committee, now meeting in a cave across in Tibet, declared the Party officially dissolved. However recently as liberalizing reforms swept China Communist propaganda from both the Old CCP and other international Communist Parties filtered back into China. Finally, in 2010 at a student protest in Guangzhou University, students gathered in the College of Politics and Civil Education building and declared the formation of the New CCP dedicated to the principle of Social Democracy, the dissolution of the longduan (monopolies) that ran the Chinese economy, the redistribution of wealth and land among many other tenants of Socialist/Communist parties across the globe. The ban on the CCP had been revoked in 1987, after the Old CCP was destroyed. With a new one now spreading across university campuses and into the countryside KMT lawmakers hurried to reban the party but more liberal members of the KMT revolted and killed the bill. Now NCCP members are gaining members in local and provincial elections from Xinjiang to Shanghai and their momentum only seems to be growing; even as memories of the brual civil war are stirred by the KMT.
  • Factions: The New Red Army, The Maoists, the Stalinists, the Trotskyites, The Leninists, etc, etc

The New China Party (Market Liberalism)
President of the Party: Zhu Xueqin
Vice President of the Party: Qin Hui
Description: Impressed by the success of capitalism and market liberalism in the United States, a growing number of Chinese wished to emulate such success in China. At first however, with political power consolidated under Chiang Kai-Shek the Liberals, like many other political movements of the age, tried to make change through the KMT. As the decades have gone on however it has become increasingly clear that the KMT is to rigid for much change outside of its strict Party Constitution so, among the myriad of other parties popping up in China in recent years it came as no surprise when the New China Party sprung up as the new standard bearer for the growing liberal movement in China. Founded on the principles of a privatization of the many state owned industries, the allowance of more political freedoms, the equality under the law for China's many ethnicities, and a revocation of many tariffs the NCP quickly became the Party of the East. Its strongholds include major cities Hong Kong, Beijing, Nanjing and Shenzhen and it includes in its ranks businessmen of all caliber from the multi billionaire CEO of Tencent to many small business owners struggling to compete with (usually cheaper) state owned alternatives. Its this powerbase which has drawn the NCP the most criticism as its opponents call it a puppet of big business who just want to make the rich richer and poor poorer. This has kept the party largely confined to the middle and upper class, taking an ever present bite out of the KMT's traditional powerbase.
  • Factions: The Social Liberals, the Anarcho-Liberals
 
Parties of the United Kingdom of England and Wales

National Democratic Party NDP: Centrist. Led by Sir Keir Starmer
British Loyalist Party BLP: Led by Bill Cash
People's Party PP: Led by Caroline Lucas
Plaid Cymru: PC: Led by Adam Price
 
A follow up to this.

Political Parties in the Commonwealth of Britain:


Socialist-Labour Party
General Secretary: Mark Steel
Parliamentary Leader: Salma Yaqoob
Ideology: “Democratic Syndicalism”/Maxtonism, Bennism (Faction)
Political Position: Centre (Britain), Left (International)
International Affiliation: New Socialist International
Official Colour: Red and White
Official Symbol: Rose
Youth Wing: Young Labour
Party Newspaper: The Daily Tribune

Description: The natural party of government of the Commonwealth of Britain, the successor to the Labour Party. It was infiltrated by Maxtonites in the early 30s, who defined themselves as anti-Stalinist socialists. Following World War II, and the failure of Attlee’s Government, which only passed a fraction of its manifesto despite a large majority, the Maxtonites organised behind Aneurin Bevan for the Leadership and won, beginning what they called “The March through the Movement”. It supports James Maxton’s view of what a socialist Britain should look like with nationalised industry and worker control through the Trade Unions. Tony Benn’s ideas of British Federalism came along later and have changed the Party’s approach to certain issue with far less direct rule from London. Has its support base in Industrial areas and certain cities such as Liverpool, Leeds, Cardiff, and London. Endorsed by most Trade Unions.


Communist Party of Great Britain
General Secretary: Keith Allen
Parliamentary Leader: David Aaronovitch
Ideology: Marxism-Leninism (Suslov Thought)
Political Position: Centre-Right (Britain), Left (International)
International Affiliation: Communist International
Official Colour: Red and Yellow
Official Symbol: Hammer and Dove
Youth Wing: Young Communist League
Party Newspaper: The Morning Star

Description: Britain’s oldest Communist party, often referred to as “Tankies” for their seemingly uncritical, and occasionally contradictory , support for the USSR. Has massive amount of support from certain unions such as the Postal Workers’ Union. Due to its actions during the Troubles, it has a deeply secure base in East London and Birmingham. Between 2007 and 2018 ran on joint tickets with the CND, leading to them entering coalition with the SLP in 2010 and 2015. However, CND pulled out in 2018 after a change of leadership in the CPGB following Milne’s expulsion from the party for “revisionism”.


Revolutionary Communist League
General Secretary: Harpal Brar
Parliamentary Leader: Alexei Sayle
Ideology: Marxism-Leninism, Maoism(Faction), Hoxhaism(Faction), Hamptonism(Faction), Social Conservatism(Faction)
Political Position: Left (Britain), Far Left (International)
International Affiliation: New Communist International
Official Colour: Pink
Official Symbol: Gear and Gun
Youth Wing: Revolutionary Youth of Britain
Party Newspaper: The Daily Worker

Description: Founded in 1968, following the Sino-Soviet split, built itself up during the Troubles as a communist movement that would work with rural working-class communities in the south and east of England. It is an incredibly fragile organisations with a number of fault lines running through it that could cause future splits. Friendly with the governments of China and America and the “New Communists”. Colloquially called the Stalinists. Recently became the second largest party in the People’s Parliament under their charismatic leader, Alexei Sayle, the RCL’s only representative in Merseyside. They mostly seek to pressure the SLP on foreign and social policy. Has a lot of support in the South West, East of England and East Midlands, and amongst the Amalgamated Engineering Union and Rail and Maritime Transport Union.


Co-operative Socialist Party
General Secretary: Keir Starmer
Parliamentary Leader: Tom Watson
Ideology: Co-operative market socialism, Social Democracy (Faction), Liberal Socialism (Faction)
Political Position: Right (Britain), Centre-Left (International)
International Affiliation: Social Democratic International
Official Colour: Purple
Official Symbol: Torch
Youth Wing: Young Democracy Movement
Party Newspaper: The Guardian

Description: Grew out of the bourgeois Co-operative movement in the early 1900s and, with a more left-wing Labour Party, refused to join the party. In 1948 “the Gang of Three” of Hugh Gaitskell, Herbert Morrison and Lord Jowitt left the party and joined the Co-operative Party along with 10 of their colleagues, out of frustration with what they felt was a side-lining of moderate voices within the party. The Co-operative Party was then renamed as the Co-operative Labour Party. During the Troubles they tried to present themselves as moderate opposition voices who didn’t resort to violence. Within the Commonwealth they are the party of the progressive bourgeoise, and mostly seek to expand the various co-operative companies. Backed by some “petit bourgeois” Unions such as the National Union of Civil Servants, and the Union of Computing Workers


Green Communist Movement
General Secretary: Alexandra Phillips
Parliamentary Leader: None
Ideology: Eco Communism, Anarcho-primitivism(Faction)
Political Position: Left (Britain), Far Left(International)
International Affiliation: Social Ecological Union
Official Colour: Green
Official Symbol: Wolf
Youth Wing: Young Greens
Party Magazine: The Green Commune

Description: Founded in 1982 as a pressure group, by 1985 they were a fully formed party that aimed to protect the environment from what they called the “productivist ideologues” in the Commonwealth government. As Climate Change becomes more of an issue, they have increased in strength especially in areas such as Kent, Sussex and Cumbria. They are the only party that has seen consistent growth since the founding of the Commonwealth. They have recently run up against one of the most powerful unions in all of Britain, the National Union of Miners. This is over their decarbonisation plan that would threaten the jobs of people in fossil fuel industries, specifically coal miners.


Scottish Republican Party
General Secretary: Nicola Sturgeon
Parliamentary Leader: Tommy Sheppard
Ideology: Scottish Republicanism, Scottish Independence, Socialism
Political Position: Centre-Left (Britain), Left(International)
International Affiliation: None
Official Colour: Orange
Official Symbol: Thistle
Youth Wing: Scottish Republican Youth
Party Newspaper: The Daily Republican

Description: The party of Scottish independence, Since the implementation of the Radical Federalism Program in 1998, they have seen a fall in support outside of their homelands. Has been a part of every administration in Scotland since devolution in 1998. The Party’s former General Secretary, Alex Salmond was forced out of power in 2006 following a series of serious allegations coming to light about him.


Plaid Cymru
General Secretary: Adam Price
Parliamentary Leader: Leanne Wood
Ideology: Welsh Independence, Socialism
Political Position: Centre-Left (Britain), Left(International)
International Affiliation: None
Official Colour: Green
Official Symbol: Daffodil
Youth Wing: Plaid Ifanc
Party Newspaper: Y Cymro/The Welshman

Description: Usually viewed as party that only cares about the welsh language and not much else, they have recently been trying to break out of their heartlands in northwest Wales. Has been minority partner in every government in Wales following the Revolution


Trade Union Affiliation within the TUC
53% Socialist Labour Party
21% Revolutionary Communist League
16% Communist Party of Great Britain
4% Green Communist Movement
3% Cooperative Socialist Party
2% Scottish Republican Party
1% Plaid Cymru

Does not include independent Unions, which are mostly affiliated to the Solidarity Federation and the Green Communist Movement
 
Parties of the Second American Republic

The Unionist Party (Union)
Party Chairman:
President Bob McDonnell

Vice Secretary: Barack Obama

Description: Founded in the Dominion of Virginia in 1823 the UP has one central idea uniting its party, the priority of the Union above all else. After the failure of the First Republic members of the UP, and its predecessor the pseudo-party Sons of American Patriots, were quick to mourn the failure of the American Experiment. They laid dormant in the political scene of Virginia, quietly expanding its base of support. Finally in 1830s election the UP ran its first candidate in an election, George Jefferson, the son of the venerable Thomas Jefferson. Running on a policy of uniting the disperate Eastern nations to stand united against "Albionic tyranny" and European encroachment Jefferson was swept into office on a wave of populist support. As Dominion Chairman Jefferson quickly moved to secure his power base handing out generous subsidies for the struggling farmers who made up his voter base and preparing the comparatively small Dominion Army for the Second Revolution. The next 30 years was one of constant war as the Dominion methodically absorbed the former 13 Colonies. While the UP was not always in control during those years its incredible influence kept its policies on the national agenda in a period known as the "Shadow Government". Today however the Union is united from sea to sea and the UP has tenuously maintained its position as a cornerstone of the Republican political system. Running on the platform of "The Eternal Union" the UP has drawn consistent criticism for its lack of a central platform and tendency to flip completely on positions at the drop of the hat. While always justified by the Party elite this lack of purpose has led to the party staying more a nebulous coalition of factions than a united party. Current Party leaders Ralph Northam (UP-VA) and Barack Obama (UP-AL) have tried desperately to solidify the party but with their conflicting views party unity is more strained than ever leading some political analysts to speculate the UP's days are finally numbered.
Factions: The Establishment, the Coalitionists, the Centralists, etc, etc​

The Federal Republican Party (Conservative Centralists)
Party Chairman: Marco Rubio

Vice Secretary: Sarah Palin

Description: As the first party founded after the Second Republic was declared in 1932 the FRP was seemingly destined for political greatness. Founded just four days after the Republic it called for a more united Republic based on the value of hard work and personal achievement. It condemned the 'handouts' given by the UP to its supporters while also calling for a larger and more consolidated Central Government so some see the FRP as a paradox. Nevertheless the FRP quickly captured a large voter base becoming the official opposition and essentially trading power between it and the FRP every few elections. This has however not kept the FRP idle and content as its used its power to bend the UP into whatever shape it needs. The FRP's Action Bloc is famous for its ability to organize and launch near instant protests when needed to convince the UP of its goals. This does not always work of course but when it does it works well. Today however the FRP (and by extension UP as well) are increasingly seen as a bunch of old men and women playing lip service to populism. The recent "Bumpkin Scandal" did not help matters and while it remains to be seen just how badly the scandal hurt the Party, internal memos make obvious Rubio and Palin are planning to stay on the defensive during the next Assembly elections. The party has however begun to shift to the center as they seek to snatch voters from the right wings of other parties.

Factions: The Fiscal Conservatives, the Moralists, the Teetotalers, etc, etc​

The National Liberal Party (Liberals)
Party Chairman: Ralph Nader

Vice Secretary: Noam Chompsky

Description: A relatively new major player on the political stage the NLP was formed in 1978 by dissatisfied left wing members of the UP. Seeing the UP as little more than "a wind vein flowing meekly with the current" the NLP quickly became the leading moderate left party in the Union. With a strong hold of many of the larger cities, especially on the nations many college campuses the party is seen as the most vulnerable to radicalism. Despite this the NLP has been a part of every government formed after its founding. Founded on uplifting the poorest of the Republic and extending the UP's limited social programs it is seen as just socialism in liberal paint. It has been largely shut out of the Presidential Mansion, save for a single NLP minister appointed in the UP's 1983 government but has maintained a sizeable piece of the Constituent Assembly. It came tantalizingly close to the Presidency in 2017 but Nader's stroke in the closing few weeks of the campaign rose health concerns that allowed the UP to eek out a victory. Nader has however vowed to run in the next election and many predict that if he does he has a very good chance of winning or at least forcing a Coalition government. The NLP has however ran into some trouble keeping its youth wing, the Students Association, in line as they grow tired with the establishment parties and begin looking to the various third parties. With the Association being the largest youth wing of all parties if the Association breaks with the Party it could shoot down the NLP's rising star right at the height of its crescendo.
Factions: The Students Association, The Regionalists, the Retributionists, etc, etc​

Sons of Washington (Military)
Chairman:
General of the Armies Thomas Herrot

Description: While not a political party per se the SoW is the political observation bureau of the Union's Military. Charged with upholding the Union's Constitution by General Washington himself their intervention in 1788 was the catalyst that tore the First Republic apart. Nevertheless the Sons see themselves as the shield of freedom and are prepared to intervene to squash any "un-Constitutional" activity it detects. This moral obligation has been exercised at least 9 times since the Union's unification and while each time the Military would only be in power for a few weeks at most every time they intervene the foundations of the democracy they claim to love are whittled away all that much more. The Sons tendency to intervene and unseat governments unfriendly to their agenda has made them an unofficial Shadow Government of sorts as many bills passed by the Assembly are approved by the Sons before being approved by the President. Their power has been limited to a degree however as local state Militia were called in to stop their latest attempt to intervene, forcing the Sons to back down. This was however a single victory among a field of failure and both the NLP and FRP have both vowed to further constrain the Sons's ability to intervene. This has been viewed angrily by the Sons and military establishment as a whole and whispers of another, more permanent 'intervention' have been rumored to permeate the Sons ranks. Nevertheless the next election will decide the Son's fate as dominators or dominated and many citizens have a fear of a return to the dark days of the 1993 Coup.
 
Political Parties of the United States of America

Fascist Party:
The longtime "defender of the Union," the Fascists were the successors to the Society of the Harmonious Fasces. This group originated during the crisis of the 1820s and derived its name from a political cartoon proclaiming "Alone we may Break, but Together we are Mighty" and urging national unity. With civil unrest breaking out across the nation over issues from the economic panic to western expansion and slavery, the Fascists called a meeting of political luminaries, who quickly agreed upon the need for stronger ties between states and a more powerful central government than the Articles of Confederation provided. This gathering evolved into a de facto constitutional convention, as attendees proposed ideas for a new government. They eventually put together a declaration, the Charter of Union, which established a strong executive elected by a more powerful Congress, and which they put to the state governments, now barely able to exercise any sort of control. Once the desperate governors agreed to this charter, it was ratified officially, but had no real power until the newly elected president, and military general, Winfield Scott, led the army and militia to seize control of the states. Under Scott, nominally nonpartisan, the Fascists established themselves with a firm majority in Congress, and since then they have held Congress and the presidency for much of the nation's history, implementing an autarkic policy of industrialization, economic independence from foreign powers, and national interests above all, transitioning into a planned economy at the end of the 19th century. At that same time, they also expanded the right to vote to non-property owners, once they realized they could use their infrastructure projects to provide jobs and gain the support of the unemployed. In the second half of the 20th century, they were forced to moderate, supporting aid for farmers and some free trade and liberalization. Currently, the Fascists are facing a dissatisfied populace and base, with hardliners reacting poorly to reforms that implemented quasi-proportional representation, and to the military intervention in Gran Colombia, even as they had celebrated the seizure of Colombian oil only 10 years ago.

Communist Party: An alliance formed at the dawn of the 20th century in a merger of various groups such as the Social Justice Party, the Common Land Party, the Union Labor Party, and the Single Tax League, the Communists, named for their belief in the common ownership of land, are founded on the beliefs of Henry George, and held great appeal to the farmers who were hurt by the Fascists' industrial and trade policies. They object to the taxes on income, which they allege steal the value of workers' labor to pay for industrial projects which only benefit urbanites, corporations, and the indolent. Initially an alliance of fringe parties, they grew in prominence, at first due to the collapse of the opposition Civic Democrats, who acted as the voice for many immigrants and liberals, and thus the lack of opposition to the Fascists. Then, the financial panic hit, which was blamed on protectionist policies, and the Communists were swept to power. They implemented a land tax, inflated the currency with silver coinage, and lowered tariffs, setting the stage for a more liberal era in America. Recently, after spending the last 16 years out of power, the Communists have been growing increasingly radical in opposition, including a movement among some members to embrace Luddite ideals in the face of automation.

Alliance of Regions: In the late 19th century, many advocates for federalism and more states' rights realized that the various different vehicles, like the Nullification Party in the South, the Country Party in New England, the Localists in the Midwest, and others, were dividing the regionalist votes. Hence, the Alliance of Regions was born. The did not care whether Vermont wanted to abolish slavery, or South Carolina wanted to trade slaves with African nations, they simply wanted to defend each state and region's ability to do what they wanted. They have managed to survive by keeping to this broad tent message, even embracing secessionists at times, while consistently objecting to the Fascists' and, less frequently, the Communists' centralist policies. Right now, they seem to be benefiting from a general sense of dissatisfaction within the nation.

Social Revolutionary Party: Founded by an eccentric German-American painter-turned-political activist in the 1920s, the Social Revolutionaries were established based on the ideology of tribalism, and what they call "strong communities." The party's founders saw themselves as the heirs to the '48ers, and felt that communities like those of the Germans and other immigrants were being degraded by the influence of American nationalism and cultural assimilation. They wanted to preserve them by supporting laws enforcing ethnic separatism, and moral laws encouraging temperance and healthy living. These were reforms often ignored or opposed by the Fascists out of expediency, concern for national unity, or a desire for cheap labor and profitable products. They also have leaned unnervingly towards eugenics at times, distinguishing between immigrants based on ethnic origin and level of "industriousness". Ultimately, they look forward to what they call the “Social Revolution,” in which ethnic groups will form separate states, and, in Darwinian fashion, the superior culture will survive. The Social Revolutionaries object to any sort of bank, whether central or private, as exploitative and authoritarian, and favor local financial institutions like credit unions and rural granges. In fact, some might say they have an unnatural obsession with bankers, although this may be fueling their small growth in a time of economic unsurety.

Totalist Party: For those who think that the Fascists aren't going far enough in fulfilling the spirit of the Charter of Union, the Totalists are the option, promoting absolute government control in every area of life. One would think this to be an unpopular viewpoint, but apparently people are lacking a sense of security, because they remain one of the larger minor parties.
 
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Political Parties of the United States of America

Fascist Party:
The longtime "defender of the Union," the Fascists were the successors to the Society of the Harmonious Fasces. This group originated during the crisis of the 1820s and derived its name from a political cartoon proclaiming "Alone we may Break, but Together we are Mighty" and urging national unity. With civil unrest breaking out across the nation over issues from the economic panic to western expansion and slavery, the Fascists called a meeting of political luminaries, who quickly agreed upon the need for stronger ties between states and a more powerful central government than the Articles of Confederation provided. This gathering evolved into a de facto constitutional convention, as attendees proposed ideas for a new government. They eventually put together a declaration, the Charter of Union, which established a strong executive elected by a more powerful Congress, and which they put to the state governments, now barely able to exercise any sort of control. Once the desperate governors agreed to this charter, it was ratified officially, but had no real power until the newly elected president, and military general, Winfield Scott, led the army and militia to seize control of the states. Under Scott, nominally nonpartisan, the Fascists established themselves with a firm majority in Congress, and since then they have held Congress and the presidency for much of the nation's history, implementing an autarkic policy of industrialization, economic independence from foreign powers, and national interests above all, transitioning into a planned economy at the end of the 19th century. At that same time, they also expanded the right to vote to non-property owners, once they realized they could use their infrastructure projects to provide jobs and gain the support of the unemployed. In the second half of the 20th century, they were forced to moderate, supporting aid for farmers and some free trade and liberalization. Currently, the Fascists are facing a dissatisfied populace and base, with hardliners reacting poorly to reforms that implemented quasi-proportional representation, and to the military intervention in Gran Colombia, even as they had celebrated the seizure of Colombian oil only 10 years ago.

Communist Party: An alliance formed at the dawn of the 20th century in a merger of various groups such as the Social Justice Party, the Common Land Party, the Union Labor Party, and the Single Tax League, the Communists, named for their belief in the common ownership of land, are founded on the beliefs of Henry George, and held great appeal to the farmers who were hurt by the Fascists' industrial and trade policies. They object to the taxes on income, which they allege steal the value of workers' labor to pay for industrial projects which only benefit urbanites, corporations, and the indolent. Initially an alliance of fringe parties, they grew in prominence, at first due to the collapse of the opposition Civic Democrats, who acted as the voice for many immigrants and liberals, and thus the lack of opposition to the Fascists. Then, the financial panic hit, which was blamed on protectionist policies, and the Communists were swept to power. They implemented a land tax, inflated the currency with silver coinage, and lowered tariffs, setting the stage for a more liberal era in America. Recently, after spending the last 16 years out of power, the Communists have been growing increasingly radical in opposition, including a movement among some members to embrace Luddite ideals in the face of automation.

Alliance of Regions: In the late 19th century, many advocates for federalism and more states' rights realized that the various different vehicles, like the Nullification Party in the South, the Country Party in New England, the Localists in the Midwest, and others, were dividing the regionalist votes. Hence, the Alliance of Regions was born. The did not care whether Vermont wanted to abolish slavery, or South Carolina wanted to trade slaves with African nations, they simply wanted to defend each state and region's ability to do what they wanted. They have managed to survive by keeping to this broad tent message, even embracing secessionists at times, while consistently objecting to the Fascists' and, less frequently, the Communists' centralist policies. Right now, they seem to be benefiting from a general sense of dissatisfaction within the nation.

Social Revolutionary Party: Founded by an eccentric German-American painter-turned-political activist in the 1920s, the Social Revolutionaries were established based on the ideology of tribalism, and what they call "strong communities." The party's founders saw themselves as the heirs to the '48ers, and felt that communities like those of the Germans and other immigrants were being degraded by the influence of American nationalism and cultural assimilation. They wanted to preserve them by supporting laws enforcing ethnic separatism, and moral laws encouraging temperance and healthy living. These were reforms often ignored or opposed by the Fascists out of expediency, concern for national unity, or a desire for cheap labor and profitable products. They also have leaned unnervingly towards eugenics at times, distinguishing between immigrants based on ethnic origin and level of "industriousness". The Social Revolutionaries also object to any sort of bank, whether central or private, and favor local financial institutions like credit unions and rural granges. In fact, some might say they have an unnatural obsession with bankers, although this may be fueling their small growth in a time of economic unsurety.

Totalist Party: For those who think that the Fascists aren't going far enough in fulfilling the spirit of the Charter of Union, the Totalists are the option, promoting absolute government control in every area of life. One would think this to be an unpopular viewpoint, but apparently people are lacking a sense of security, because they remain one of the larger minor parties.
This is absolutely surreal.
 
Parties of America from this thread.

The current major parties in the United States are as follows:

Libertarian Party: The current ruling party of the United States, the Libertarian Party was brought into prominence by John McAfee in the West of the continental USA. McAfee is a world-traveling, designer-drug addicted software tycoon with an obsession with laissez-faire economics. That said, he was also a successful military leader turned statesman whose non-interventionist policies were able to accommodate Americans from the right wing to the center-left. He has enemies on both wings, but his private security forces largely keep the peace. They represent Silicon Plains, the moderate religious right, the upper and upper-middle classes, and conservatives disillusioned by the fall of the Republican Party. They like private charity a lot.

Socialist Alternative: The borderline-designated opposition party, Socialist Alternative consists of the far left of the pre-North American Civil War Democratic social democratic consensus, but the party is a spectrum from social democracy to Trotskyism. That said, these days they're only an 'alternative' to the Libertarians, as they're willing to provide welfare. The Democratic Socialists of America were largely shattered during the War, but their survivors vote SAlt.

Party for American Dignity: American Dignity is a white nationalist party who spend their time mostly squabbling with the Conservative Party. American Dignity is essentially populist-fascist, opposing 'Jewish socialism' in SAlt and 'degenerate capitalism' in the Libertarian Party. They're a mix of skinheads and guys in suits, and they believe that America was crippled by the Zionists, the inferior races, and the degenerates, and therefore that any party that wants to fix America needs to fix those. They aren't on the rise, but they're a third party in some of the less pleasant parts of the country. They like to cloak themselves in American symbolism, but their politics are fairly new.

Conservative Party: The Conservative Party are essentially the far-right who weren't comfortable with American Dignity. They're incredibly religious and incredibly conservative, advocating for making sodomy illegal and banning abortion entirely. That said, they also favor the welfare state and present themselves as a compassionate party. They're also broadly in support of spreading Christianity and fighting 'spiritual warfare'. The Libertarians usually work against them and American Dignity through proxies and private soldiers, having privatized vast chunks of the military.

Green Party: The Green Party are a mix of hippies, weird splinter communists who couldn't jive with SAlt, and pirate party types. They're people morally opposed to the LP's support of nuclear power, opposed to GMOs/vaccines, and so on. They're a protest vote.

It should be noted that the Libertarians have used private detectives and private intelligence agents to cripple American Dignity and the Conservatives. The far-Left parties largely don't need their help.
 
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