Parliament of Poland discusses candidates for king of Poland in 1945
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MVP Fidel "El Voz" Castro , Washington Senators , Game 7 of the World Series Against the Chicago Cubs October 1962, dubbed the "Cuban Missile Crisis"
The Washington Senators took the Series in seven games for the 20th championship in team history. The Senators had won their first World Series in 1923; of the 40 Series played between 1923 and 1962, the Senators won half. After a long dominance of the World Series picture, the Senators would not win another World Series for another 15 years despite appearances in 1963, 1964, and 1976.
This World Series, which was closely matched in every game, is also remembered for its then-record length of 13 days, caused by postponements due to rain in both cities.
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Woodrow Wilson (December 28, 1856 – February 3, 1924), 28th President of the United States (1913-1921)
Woodrow Wilson was the 28th president of the United States, beating William Taft and Theodore Roosevelt in the 1912 Presidential Election was re-elected in 1916, Wilson is a controversial president, Wilson introduced a comprehensive domestic legislation program early in his administration, something no president had done before. It had four major domestic priorities: the conservation of natural resources, banking reform, tariff reduction, and equal access to raw materials, which would be accomplished in part through the regulation of trusts.
Wilson introduced a comprehensive domestic legislation program early in his administration, something no president had done before. It had four major domestic priorities: the conservation of natural resources, banking reform, tariff reduction, and equal access to raw materials, which would be accomplished in part through the regulation of trusts.
Wilson's first two years in office were largely focused on implementing his domestic New Liberty agenda, Wilson was also one of the key mediators of the 1914 Saravejo Crisis managing at the London Conference to bring Austria and Serbia to an agreement, his conduct was highly praised for being able to bring two enemy nations to peace and prevent an unnecessary war.
However Wilson was responsible for creating a series of racist segregation laws that tarnished his mandate and delayed the civil rights movement for decades, during the outbreak of the civil rights mania (1969-1976) black activists often used his image as a great example of racist
Another great controversy was their nativist policies that aimed to undermine the influence of European immigrants in the United States, prohibiting the teaching of languages other than English in schools or the publication of official documents in German or Italian, these policies were rebuffed by the strong opposition of immigrants and pressure from European powers, at the end of his term in 1920, overseeing the controversial 18th amendment to the American constitution aimed at banning alcoholic beverages, this law was largely rejected due to immigrant opposition and fear of economic impacts
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James M. Cox (March 31, 1870 - July 15, 1957), 29th President of the United States (1921-1929)
James M.Cox was the 29th president of the United States, beating Warren G. Harding and Calvin Coolidge in the 1920 Presidential Elections, was re-elected in 1924, his term was during the lull of the 1920s, a period known as "the calm before the storm "despite being considered an above-average president, he was widely criticized for not regulating mortgage brokers or recognizing a credibility problem early on, which could have avoided the Great Depression and economic recession of the 1930s
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Herbert Hoover (August 10, 1874 - October 20, 1964), 30th President of the United States (1929-1937)
Herbert Hoover was the 30th president of the United States, beating Al Smith and Joseph T. Robinson in the 1928 Presidential Elections, was re-elected in 1928
Hoover saw the presidency as a vehicle to improve conditions for all Americans, encouraging public-private cooperation - what he called "volunteering." He tended to oppose government coercion or intervention, as he felt it violated American ideals of individualism and self-reliance.
The first major bill he signed, the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1929, established the Federal Farm Board in order to stabilize farm prices.
His first term (1929-1933) was peaceful, but behind the scenes the domination effect that would lead to the 1932 recession took longer and longer steps.
His second term however was a complete disaster
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A crowd outside the New York Stock Exchange.
On New Year's Eve in 1932, the day known as the "Black Saturday", the New York stock market crashed due to high speculation and the Federal Reserve's increased discount rate.
Then began the crisis of 1932, which, in short, translated into a crisis of credibility. Stockholders put their shares up for sale, in huge volumes, and as there were few buyers, stock prices fell.
1933 was born with an economic crisis on its doorstep, President Hoover's decision not to intervene in the economy only made things worse, in a few weeks the American crisis became global, the population used to great prosperity in the last 60 years was seriously hit, the crisis marked the end of the belle epoque and the beginning of a great period of tension, crises and wars in the 30s and 40s, it was the beginning of the "decade of the 10 wars"
This crisis is more like the recession of the 1980s than the OTL great depression as the economy of European countries was not destroyed due to war, but had more impact as the world population has been used to great prosperity for 60 years since 1870
It is based on a popular urban legend, which I thought it would be fun to play with:Fidel Castro turned into a baseball player? this is interesting
I think that in a world where the "Great Depression" takes place in a context where there was no Russian revolution and socialism is still just a crazy dream, the chances of various alternative ideologies and alternate economics models succeeding are very high.Literally a thought that keeps me up at night
I agree, the ideological and geopolitical landscape in the wake of World War I was less than ideal, I think we can all agreeI think that in a world where the "Great Depression" takes place in a context where there was no Russian revolution and socialism is still just a crazy dream, the chances of various alternative ideologies and alternate economics models succeeding are very high.
Fascism arose as a direct reaction to Marxism (as practiced in the USSR), so it stands to reason other revolutionary ideologies would produce distinct reactionary movements out of the building blocks of what we OTL would call proto-fascism. An example in the case of distributism would be an ideology doubling down on secularism and big business, so a version of corporatism is still certainly a possibility. Another example would be a reaction to the 1880-1920 heights of anarchism building appeal in the conservative sphere for synarchism, since that movement originally arose as a direct counter to anarchism.In OTL the Great Depression saw the rise of Fascism which even though it had certain similarities to Marxism was technically a different economic model.
Take a look at the TL A Perfect Democracy, Long wins the presidency and the US is awash in economic populism and the Religious Left.Apparently Huey Long himself had certain distributist characteristics, I'd say that American Populism in general had a somewhat distributist tone. They even had the religious aspect, albeit not limited to Catholicism