So south China will have the faith of SK? Economically successful yet plague by a bit of corruption and government scandal here and there? This also coupled with occasional fascistic tendency.
Emphasis on *slightly* here. in 2014, Hokkaido made up 3.6% of the Japanese GDP.Well it is often stated an unified Korea would be a true Asiatic power, economically, industrially, and militarly. With TTL China messed up, the USSR looking to themselves, and Japan slightly more weak because, no Hokkaido, Korean ascension would be inevitable in the Far East.
Car bombs are mainly at 'collaborationist' stores that cater to or employ blacks/feds - often Italian and Jewish communities as well. They usually go off at night to minimise casualties (though it scares the crap out of people). The Klan does kill white civilians in the crossfire, not that it hurts their support much like in Northern Ireland. IRA killed Catholics in the crossfire. The UVF killed Protestants in the crossfire. Yet neither group suddenly found their support plummeting when these happened. Their supporters just shrugged and said it was a war.
The BF's have existed at this point for a year. It's in the process of escalating, and believe me, it will.
I will edit the bill passing section to keep the spirit of the entry while keeping with your suggestions.
Senators have ran for President in their election years before. I'm unfamiliar with South Carolina Law, but given Thurmond is the figurehead of the party, I doubt the state legislature would be averse to passing a law allowing him to run as both if it is forbidden, given that everyone knows he's going to lose, but at the same time they know he's their best guy to bring the party forward in the elections.
Nixon is on the ticket to neutralise Republican concerns about a 'Democrat' being in charge, although by this stage the public only know him as a Republican. Nixon got his red meat credentials after starting the Impeachment proceedings (which is precisely why McCarthy hammered him so hard on the trail in an attempt to neutralise it), and the right of the Republican Party who think Nixon is too left wing are in disaray after their champion in McCarthy fell from grace.
I appreciate the input - this project has taken a life of its own and I'm sometimes scared to write the next chapter since I don't know what to do. I'm grateful I can be set straight sometimes.