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If Eisenhower dies from a heart attack in 1958, would Richard Nixon be able to beat JFK in the 1960 election?
 
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According to the German Wikipedia the pro-Nazi,German Nazi member Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe (until 1918 German principality South of Hannover) wanted to become Iceland's king. He allegedly had the support. Goebbels approved but Ribbentop apperently shot him down. Does anyone have information concernimg the validity of this story ?
 
If Eisenhower dies from a heart attack in 1958, would Richard Nixon be able to beat JFK in the 1960 election?
i want to say he might have a better change if he was President in 1960 but that depends on what he does in the 2 years before the 1960 election. also lets add, Gore was President in 2000 (if Clinton resigned in 1998). would Gore have won in 2000.
 

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Technical Question: Would a number of high explosive artillery shells be able to set a large mound of coal on fire? Or would the explosions just throw coal everywhere?
HE? Probably not. it might start some smoldering, but that would be about it.

Now WP or thermite might do the trick
 
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What if Al Capone tried to expand to New York ? How would the established crime families react ?
 
with the protest going on in Western New Guinea, if the Act of Free Choice (in 1969) had gone the other way (with a real vote instead of the 1025 people "voting") how would have it gone afterwards (and would the Indonesians used military force if it had not gone there way)
 
Damn, this thread’s been around for three months, and I haven’t noticed until now? ...Alright, cool. I’ll play.

How about ‘Libertarian-Leaning Ronald Reagan’? I’d assume he’d still have to run as a Republican so that the bulk of the country takes him seriously in his bid for the Oval Office. However, he’d still espouse libertarian values and govern in that same manner, though there is the question of whether he can get his still-socially conservative party to do basically a one-eighty on that front.

And if this happens, how might the Democrats shift in response to a now-socially liberal Republican Party?
 

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Damn, this thread’s been around for three months, and I haven’t noticed until now? ...Alright, cool. I’ll play.

How about ‘Libertarian-Leaning Ronald Reagan’? I’d assume he’d still have to run as a Republican so that the bulk of the country takes him seriously in his bid for the Oval Office. However, he’d still espouse libertarian values and govern in that same manner, though there is the question of whether he can get his still-socially conservative party to do basically a one-eighty on that front.

And if this happens, how might the Democrats shift in response to a now-socially liberal Republican Party?

Possibly hard left economically?

McP.
 
Possibly hard left economically?

McP.

How hard-left are we talking about? And would they shift their stances on social issues in the face of a more permissive GOP, perhaps to appeal to those social conservatives who don't like the direction that Reagan is taking their party in?
 

McPherson

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How hard-left are we talking about? And would they shift their stances on social issues in the face of a more permissive GOP, perhaps to appeal to those social conservatives who don't like the direction that Reagan is taking their party in?

Hard left on social issues as more in line with 1950s style European socialists with a state run economy and dictated social policy. Sort of like Woodrow Wilson run amok, with all that government control that it implies.
 
Hard left on social issues as more in line with 1950s style European socialists with a state run economy and dictated social policy. Sort of like Woodrow Wilson run amok, with all that government control that it implies.

I...dunno that such positions would fly in ‘80s America, being more caught up than most in the Cold War with the “dirty Reds” and all. If anything, I fear that such a hard-left platform would probably be a gift to alt-Reagan and the GOP, come 1984.
 

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I...dunno that such positions would fly in ‘80s America, being more caught up than most in the Cold War with the “dirty Reds” and all. If anything, I fear that such a hard-left platform would probably be a gift to alt-Reagan and the GOP, come 1984.

Sorry, this comes to close to current politics to discuss in detail. PM me if you want my "opinion". Bear it in mind it is only my opinion and your mileage should vary if you are interested.
 
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