Wow, no wonder this caused another Civil War.
Teller Amendments: (proposed but never accepted)
Congressional apportionment follows citizens in a state rather than residents (2033)
Illegality of flag burning (2033)
Special interest groups may gain non voting Congressional representation. proprietorial constituencies allowed (2033)
Partial repeal of Amendment #16 (birthright citizenship) (2033)
Repeal of Amendment #21 (titles of nobility) (2033)
Repeal of Amendment #24 (reserved/free states) (2033)
Repeal of Amendment #29 (Income tax) (2033)
Repeal of Amendment #39 (Term limits) (2033)
Partial repeal of Amendment #50 (Abortion protection) (2033)
Repeal of Amendment #57 (executive order codification) (2033)
Repeal of Amendment #61 (Supreme Court size limitation) (2033)
Glad to have you aboard! I was aiming for a world that was both better and worse than ours, and it looks like I've succeeded. I do feel that I could have thrown in some more assassinations, but c'est la vie. The Overton Window has shifted quite a lot further than we're used to.This is fun, I'm very much enjoying how off-kilter everything is. Usually TLs with a Civil War/Reconstruction POD or focus get pretty shiny and nice after the conflict itself is over (even or especially if the US approaches its natural borders to a greater extent than OTL), but here the US is roiling and more than a bit chaotic under the seemingly secure Republican dominant-party structure. Just the Presidential lists are a trip, there are a lot more 'assassination' asterisks than I had expected, and the very existence of the 'overthrown' designation is a serious break from OTL, to say nothing of the little details like the various wild third parties (Futurists! Jobless! What the hell was in the water in 1928) and Confederate factions. That's not even getting into the habitable Venus casually dropped earlier, I can't help but want to know more.
Wait, we terraformed Venus?
I don't think it was terraformed it so much as the old theories about Venus being a jungle planet are true here
Yep, Venus goes on a different path around four billion years ago.Well, that puts this firmly in the realm of ASB.
The British have a much more difficult time subduing the Boers, and despite calling for an International Congo Territory, without Leopold II (he dies from pneumonia after rescuing his son Prince Leopold from falling into a pond in 1865, a fall that in OTL gave Prince Leopold pneumonia and killed him) the international powers eventually agree to the facts on the ground which are a Franco-Portuguese partition of the Congo, thereby also allowing Portugal to fulfill the Pink Map without the 1890 Ultimatum happening.How did the Portuguese get the Congo Basin past the British?
The Southwest gets filled with filibuster republics, Mormon states, native confederacies, and post-Mexico successors in the years after the First Civil War. The CSA advances to the Rio Grande but not further (after inheriting Texas's claims), and the US sticks to the Adams-Onis line. After the Second Civil War, there's a twenty year period called the Conquest of the Southwest where the US takes it all over and helps Mexico regain some stability in the process. Western movies have a lot of material to work with.what on Earth is going on in the Southwest that first map?
It's a Veranius original!Is the song at the beginning of the thread your own work,Veranius? If not what is it’s source?
Making up those alternate ideology names was quite a lot of fun. For some, I don't quite know what they're about, but the name's got implications - for example, digitalism probably has something to do with e-democracy, but beyond that? I've got lots of things to think about.More fun uncanny-valley politics - at first glance it seems pretty straightforward, TR progressivism in the Reps vs. Bryanite populism displacing the Dems with Greens off to the side, but with each little detail it becomes more and more clear that something is deeply weird and the differences hearken back much further back than that first surface take makes it seem. Some of the little permutations sound pretty straightforward parallels to OTL (Buccaneer politics, Gaianism, Neonullifierism) but for every one of those there's something else (Neo-synergetics, American futurism, Oppositionism, classical digitalism) that I just can't make heads or tails of yet, and that's good.