Discussion in 'Alternate History Books and Media' started by chris N, Feb 14, 2017.
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The Hawaiian Prime Minister contacted the Empire of the Rising Sun by stopping at Hong Kong and thus making arrangements for a visit to Tokyo. He wanted to propose an idea which would ease tensions between the Empire and the Republic of China.
The Hawaiian Prime Minister was warmly greeted in Tokyo by both the Prime Minister and the Crown Prince. He was taken to the Hawaiian Embassy to rest before the luncheon. William was becoming aware that he was not as young as he once was and he had really pushed things as far as he could. He thanked his host and then went into discussions with then regarding China. He proposed some ideas that would benefit both the Republic of China and the Empire of the Rising Sun. More importantly it would avoid tensions which could lead to a conflict and make both sides feel that they had gained something.
William knew that he was running out of time. He could no longer do what he did 10 years ago. In fact the wear and tear on him as Prime Minister had caught up. The stress of holding the office and having to go through the Anarchist and Marxist threat had really aged him. He had a Physical at the Naval Hospital and was referred to the University of Hawaii Hospital. One of the Doctors told him that he would have to cut back his air travel.
William ran a much different campaign than he did in prior elections. His deputy Prime Minister traveled to various parts of the kingdom to support the election of the Party's candidates for the house. William did do interviews with newspapers and spoke on the radio..
The Social Democrats had all but disappeared as a party only winning 2 seats. The National Conservatives won 300 out of the 400 seats and the Liberal Democrats held 98 of the remaining seats. Charles Bishop's adopted son won a seat in the new legislature and William's youngest George W Kamehameha acted as his fathers Chief of Staff.
Given the natural development of societies, the political space of the social democrats will always exist. Will that space be mostly adopted by the Liberals or will they recover at the expense of the other parties?
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The recent troubles in the Kingdom of Hawaii produced a negative reaction in the electorate to the Social Democrat Party. The Party still hold 2 seats but the National Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats seemed to have both gained a lot of seats. I tend to think that in the next election the Liberal Democrat Party will see gains. They have taken a more moderate stance embracing some of the positions that the public has come to expect as normal. It supports the Monarchy and not a Republic.
The Current Social Democrat Party has seen that a radical approach has lead to a back lash. Thus I would expect that the Party will have to adopt a more reasonable position if it hopes to stand a chance of growing.
In his address to the House William set forth his goals for the next four years. He introduced to the House the adopted son of Charles Bishop, who had run for election to the house. The former Prime Minister was currently residing in the United States but was expected to return to Hawaii. Charles B Kamehameha, the son of the current Prime Minister was currently working in the Royal Bank of Hawaii. The Bank had been founded by Charles Bishop and was the largest financial institution in the Country.
William had a meeting with his Deputy Prime Minister. They discussed the responsibilities that he would have. His deputy knew a thing or two about responsibility as his father had been the man who had overseen the construction of the America Canal and who had been an officer in the Royal Hawaii Army for 35 years. He had followed his father into the Army graduating from the Academy and then 6 years as an officer. He had however left the army and gone into elected Politics. William explained that he would be doing a lot of traveling and he would give him a lot to do. He would be a member of the team.
Christopher Robert Wilcox was the son of the late General Robert William Wilcox RHA who had overseen the construction of the American Canal. The General had passed away in 1903 but was aware that his son was entering elected Political Office.. He had been named by Prime Minister William Kamehameha as Deputy Prime Minister. The Prime Minister was regarded by many as a friend of the family but one who would not appoint anyone not up to the task.
Charles Bishop's adopted son was named to several committees in the house including the Interior Committee. George W Kamehameha continued to act as his farther's Chief of Staff while taking law Courses at the Royal College of Hawaii. In April 1905 Christopher Wilcox attended the Pacific Nations Conference in Singapore. He was standing in for the Hawaiian Prime Minister who was restricted from flying due to health concern. Latter that Summer he traveled to Canada to meet with the Canadian Prime Minister.
In August 1905 the Prime Minister traveled by sea to the Us and was met by President Roosevelt in California. They traveled to the capital and the Prime Minister met with members of the US Congress and delivered a speech to a joint session of Congress. He then traveled by train to New York City where he was met by the Royal Hawaiian Navy vessel assigned to transport the Kamehameha family to Ireland.
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