The CoA is the largest economy and military superpower currently, but not nearly to the same extent as the USA is in OTL. Dixie is in the top 10 powers in the world with comparatively the same stature that France has in OTL.Is the CoA a superpower? I doubt Dixie is.
Terrific timeline by the way!
Yes the Commonwealth of Nations is much stronger internationally and has more influence over its members than in OTL. However many of the member states have grown wary of the large amount of influence that the CoA has taken in the organization. Most notably is in the United Kingdom where the populace and the government is deeply uncomfortable with the CoA, their former colony, having too much influence over them. There is a growing movement for the UK to leave the Commonwealth of Nations, though it hasn't gone anywhere yet.Given the CoA existence here, is the Commonwealth of Nations a bigger deal than in OTL
Thanks! I've been working on it over the past couple days, it actually took way less time than I thought it would. I spent way more time just figuring out which seats the parties won and who are their leaders than I did editing the web page.I love it! How long did this take you to make? Terrifying prospect of a UKIP government though!
UKIP themselves have previously supported electoral reform, though whether they move forward with it now they have power is a different question. Labour is the biggest barrier to a new election. They were only a few points away from performing like the Lib-Cons, and a new election would pose a massive risk to them until they can rebuild their image.The other parties should band together and get a better electoral system. UKIP only got 30%. Or just call another election and have tactical voting do the work.
There is no EU type governmental union in Europe currently. There are a couple trade and customs unions, but nothing nearly to the extent of the EU.Looks like UKIP must have been a solid 2nd place in a whole bunch of marginal seats.
Is there an EU-equivalent ITTL? Apologies if this has already been answered.
In that case, I'm wondering what exactly UKIP's platform is ITTL. Is it to move the UK away from CoA (economic) domination?There is no EU type governmental union in Europe currently. There are a couple trade and customs unions, but nothing nearly to the extent of the EU.
Economic isolation and anti-immigration is a very popular sentiment among UKIP members and the party is also very pro-referenda. The CoA growing to supplant the UK as the leading power in the world as led to 'anxiety' in the UK. UKIP supports protectionist policies to shield their industries from the CoA and other growing economies in Europe and elsewhere. The Lib-Cons however tend to be very pro-free trade and pro-immigration which may point to as the reason of the right's exodus to UKIP.In that case, I'm wondering what exactly UKIP's platform is ITTL. Is it to move the UK away from CoA (economic) domination?
I've literally read this entire thread for the first time over the last 24 hours. Absolutely phenomenal stuff. My love of all things British politics finally made me create an account to comment. Handful of things I want to comment and ask about.
Thank you! I was actually planning on making a list of the Texas Presidents soon, so that should be done at some pointI've literally read this entire thread for the first time over the last 24 hours. Absolutely phenomenal stuff. My love of all things British politics finally made me create an account to comment. Handful of things I want to comment and ask about.
As a Dallasite, is there any chance you're going to put out more stuff on Texas?
On the UK: I shudder at UKIP's dominance, but love the detail and thought put into it. I'd love to know why many northern areas are UKIP, but places ITTL with high Brexit/UKIP votes (i.e. Barnsley) are still Labour. More than anything, I'm interested in the background on the SDP/Lib Dem/Cons/Lib-Cons history. Did the SDP still come about in the early '80s? Were Roy Jenkins and David Owen still the main players? Is that the same time the the Liberal Party merged with the Conservative Party?