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    Who could be a "Democratic Reagan?"

    I don't disagree that LA Hollywood Liberal would absolutely be as predictable a charge as night follows day, but bear in mind that the Republicans have charged every single nominee since Dukakis (And plenty beforehand) with being an elitist, culturally alien closet radical. So that's par for...
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    Who could be a "Democratic Reagan?"

    Is it a Hollywood career, or is it more precisely the celebrity lifestyle? Warren Beatty and Robert Redford occassionally crop up in lists. Well, they were both close friends of Gary Hart. And, well, I'll just link this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warren_Beatty#Before_marriage We know how...
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    Who could be a "Democratic Reagan?"

    I didn't say that. Obviously there's a huge interplay between the Republican right and segregationism post-war, which goes back at least as far as Goldwater lauding segregationist audiences in the south in the early sixties, in preperation for his presidential bid. It's just not the dominant...
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    Who could be a "Democratic Reagan?"

    Nice to know only Americans get to discuss global phenomena.
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    Who could be a "Democratic Reagan?"

    None of that is relevant to why the UK shifted to the economic right. The reason why that shift happened across the west is doubtless complex but probably mostly due to the economic contortions of the seventies. Just as with the rightward shift, you also had other common factors occuring across...
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    Stan Lundine and Dr. Thomas Anderson Proudly Present the Year 1993 (Office Edition)

    Stan Lundine and Dr. Thomas Anderson Proudly Present the Year 1993 (Office Edition)
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    Alternate History General Discussion

    As thread starter I think I should suggest people continue this elsewhere if they want to do so. We're well off topic now.
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    Alternate History General Discussion

    Your point is that being opposed to a dictatorship conquering and ethnically cleansing a territory is equivalent to Raj apologism. I'll concede that it's certainly A Point.
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    Alternate History General Discussion

    Think it's worth pointing out the only reason the notion of negotiation was seriously floated at a high level to begin with was because of the influence of pro-dictatorship people in Washington like Jeanne Kirkpatrick. Without them negotiation would have just been a UN talking point. Their...
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    Least favorite alt-history story?

    I posted in that thread, and I stlll get likes TO THIS DAY.
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    Who could be a "Democratic Reagan?"

    Agree with Mr Makemean and this needs emphasising. There was a shift to the right across a lot of the west and in every anglosphere country.
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    London Mayoral PODs

    I mean that Boles was clearly going to be the candidate until he had to withdraw. The supposed open primary was ran on a a shortlist so it was always going to be the candidate the leadership wanted. BoJo was hired by the leadership when Boles withdrew, and, as was noted upthread, it was only...
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    London Mayoral PODs

    I've never heard of the Clarkson thing and in any case the leadership is no more going to give it to him than they are Farage. They wanted to use the nomination in their own image, not with a view to Hague bullshit fauxpopulism XS. He'd also almost certainly lose the general given it's, y'know...
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    AH Challenge: Put a professional con artist in high office

    Does the underbelly of internet culture count? I'm not weird enough to know specific names, but you could almost certainly get a 'pickup artist'/grifter/'Influencer' into a congressional seat during the age of Trump. OTL did throw up a Qanon supporter after all.
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    Lists of Heads of Government and Heads of State

    Mildly disagree. Multiple kings found useful things there. See Richard II's association with as a shield against childlessness etc. I think Edward is more obscure without the conquest.
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    Least favorite alt-history story?

    By the way, it is Kennedy
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    WI/AHC: Lutheran President

    There's an obvious POD with Simon's career btw - in 1972 he was very narrowly defeated in the Democratic gubernatorial primary by Dan Walker, an anti-incumbent, anti-Daley, anti-establishment candidate. Simon was the Mister Clean of Illinois politics and Daley had blocked him running statewide...
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    WI/AHC: Lutheran President

    Paul Simon would be peak Lutheran president, given both his brother and father were ministers, and people often flippantly called him by religious titles. His family were also Germans originally from Wisconsin, which is equally pretty peak Lutheran.
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    Realistic *For All Time

    I think my previous reply still applies.
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    Realistic *For All Time

    Wait what
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