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AH Run-downs, summaries and general gubbins

zaffre

SERVING MY COUNTRY,
Location
Massachusetts
You know I had to reverse that coin flip

Also DYK the Chinook Wawa word for white person is "boston"
The coin flip truly never gets old.

And heh, that's entirely reasonable on their part, what with the demographic makeup of the early white settlers - not so important now, but Balkanized America timelines should really take more note of how any colonized NW is going to naturally fall into the Novanglosphere.
 

Mumby

Always mysterious!
Published by SLP
Location
Municipal Commune of Bourne
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a party rundown for this list

grievous sin

Prime Ministers of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

1945-1950: Arthur Greenwood (Labour)
1945; appointed by King George VI - Majority in Commons
1950-1955: Winston Churchill (Conservative)
1950; appointed by King George VI - Coalition in Commons, with Liberal factions
1955-1960: Winston Churchill (Union)
1960-1963: Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 5th Marquess of Salisbury (Union)
1960; appointed by Margaret II - Majority in Commons
1963-1968: Rab Butler (Union)
1963; appointed by Margaret II - Majority in Commons
1968-1971: Edward Shackleton, Baron Shackleton (Labour)
1968; appointed by Margaret II - Coalition in Commons, with Radicals
1971-1979: Quintin Hogg, 2nd Viscount Hailsham (Union)
1971; appointed by Margaret II - Minority in Commons, with confidence and supply from British Labour
1979-0000: Michael Foot (Labour/Radical)
1979; elected by National Convention - def. Keith Joseph (Union), Reg Prentice (National Democratic)

Chief Legislators of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

1945-1950: Harold Laski (Labour)
1945 (Majority) def. Winston Churchill (Conservative/Liberal National), Sir Archibald Sinclair, 5th Baronet (Liberal)
1950-1950: Nye Bevan (Labour majority)
1950-1955: Frederick Marquis, 1st Viscount Woolton (Conservative)
1950 (Coalition with Liberals and National Liberals) def. Nye Bevan (Labour), Sir Archibald Sinclair, 5th Baronet (Liberal)
1953 (Anti-Socialist Pact with Liberals) def. Nye Bevan (Labour)

1955-1956: Frederick Marquis, 1st Viscount Woolton (Union majority)
1956-1968: Harold Macmillan (Union)
1958 (Majority) def. Nye Bevan / Jennie Lee (Labour), Megan Lloyd George (Radical)
1963 (Majority) def. Jennie Lee (Labour), Honor Balfour (Radical)

1968-1971: Tony Greenwood (Labour)
1968 (Coalition with Radicals) def. Harold Macmillan (Union), Eric Lubbock (Radical)
1971-1972: Harold Macmillan (Union)
1971 (Coalition with BLP) def. Tony Grennwood (Labour/Radical), Bob Mellish (British Labour)
1972-1975: Reginald Maudling (Union-National Democratic coalition)
1975-1979: Peter Thorneycroft, Baron Thorneycroft (Union)
1976 (Minority, with NDP confidence and supply) def. Jack Jones (Labour), Reg Prentice (National Democratic), David Penhaligon (Radical)
1979-0000: Jack Jones (Labour)
1979 (Alliance with Radicals) def. Peter Thorneycroft (Union), Reg Prentice (National Democratic)

State of the Parties, 1983


Labour - Could it be? That most aethereal, undreamt of thing? A Labour government being re-elected? Well, it'll be harder since there was a parliamentary majority for some kind of PR, but then Labour only ever had a majority in the weird circumstances of 1945. Jones is doing his utmost to couch the election as a kind of referendum on his 'New Industrial Deal' - which is a gamble.

Union - Still haven't really recovered from Maudling tbh - the likes of him did for the 'Butleridgean' tendency in the party, and Thorneycroft only muddied the waters more. About the only thing the party seems to agree on is that the New Industrial Deal is an abomination that both destroys the careful, 'nonpartisan' management of the economy that was Macmillan's legacy, and also shackles business in chains of [checks notes] Bolshevism? Apparently?

Radical - Are keenly looking forward to what promises to be their best election ever - thanks to electoral reform. If, as they hope, the result is another Labour-Radical coalition, they stand to have even more influence than they had even under Greenwood. Back then, their demands basically ruptured the Labour Party - but the NDP is home to the sort of Labourite who found homosexuality uncomfortable and felt embargoing South Africa was bullying back then. But 1971 is sure to be on lots of people's minds next year.

National Democratic - Out with the old, and in with the new. I guess. Have swept up a number of Butleridgean Tories to accompany the ranks of old 'Anti-Radical' Labour types. Exemplifying the shift is their new leader, formerly associated with the trade union wing of the Union Party, Norman Tebbit. He's been held up as an example of how both Labour and Union have lost touch with ordinary working class voters. But he's, like, really weird.
 

Time Enough

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Labour Leadership Election 2016:

"And so we heading into a Labour leadership election in the aftermath of there recent defeat in the General Election to Theresa May, a prominent Clarkite, who's Pink Toryism has shaken up the Tory Party but managed to shift it out of the slump it has been within the past 6 years during Hain's Premiership. So here are the candidates:"

Lisa Nandy: "One of the major Neo-Gouldites, Nandy has strong chance to win over both the Gould section of the Left, the Old Right and the Tribune Group of MPs with her mixture of Eurosceptiscm and so called Road, Railways and Internet Highways scheme. There has been questions about if she'll be able to swing the SCG and Trade Unions on her side which could be the difference between her winning outright or having a more difficult battle ahead"

John McDonnell: "A prominent Left Winger, numerous leadership candidate and Moderniser in the Labour Party, McDonnell has been a member of several cabinets and has been a candiate in several leadership elections. McDonnell seems to be mainly be trying to win over the SCG and Trade Unions though his time as Livingstone's right hand man may put a dampener on that strategy, however it seems he's popular with the Constituencies and membership which could torpedo Nandy's chance of an outright victory."

Caroline Flint: "It's been said that Flint represents the numerous Beckettites who view the Gould-Livingstone regime as having caused the Labour Party to stagnate. Flint doesn't have the support of Beckett but she does have the support of former leader Paddy Tipping which could swing the Midlands Constituencies away from Nandy and McDonnell to her."

Katy Clark: "The SCG and Unite candidate it seems that she maybe able to shake the Labour Party out of it's Livingstone-Gould fugue state it's been rocking between since 2003 with the battle between Hain and McDonnell in the aftermath of Tipping. Clark has mentioned that she'll also help Labour win back Scottish seats who turned SNP and Lib Dem last election. Clark dramatic raise in popularity has been said to have put the fear of god into the Nandy and McDonnell camps but that's just hearsay and rumour more than anything..."
 

theev

Chief Strategist of the UMass Democrats
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I've played a bit of the Kaiserredux submod for Kaiserreich and it's got me wondering how grimdark you could possibly go with a Kaiserreich/Kaiserredux game.



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It is 1956. 20 years since Black Monday shredded what was left of the global financial system. 10 years since Oswald Mosley and Kaiser Wilhelm III signed the Belfast Accords, ending the War on Syndicalism and silencing guns around the world.
The Long March has soberly continued for a decade now. A multi-polar world prepares for its demise following the proliferation of nuclear weapons to revanchist autocratic regimes. From St. Louis to Berlin to St. Petersburg to Tokyo the most powerful men on the planet crunch numbers and build bunkers.​
Reichspakt
German Reich
- The "big dog" for the last couple decades and democracy-free for almost as long. Although there haven't been elections since 1932 they more than any other nation talk of defending liberty and freedom. Kaiser Wilhelm IV oversees a people (in the metropole, mind you) with the highest standard of living in the world, which falls behind OTL somewhat considerably.
Other Reichspakt states - Running the gamut from democracies with authoritarian impulses to hardline fascist states. Germany has refined their alliance to a point where it's becoming an effective neo-colonial vessel. All roads lead to Berlin.
- Turkey - They were getting beaten in the Great Middle Eastern War until the Heer stepped in and established a military junta under a heavy German hand. They're more autonomous now but still on a short leash.
- China - AOG was able to unite China in the early 40s on the back of a lot of German guns and their opponents having been ground down by Sternberg or the Japanese. It functions how you'd imagine any state organized by corporate conglomerates would.
- Central American Republic - Although united with the help of George Van Horn Moseley's filibuster, the CAR would quickly reject American influence once the atrocities committed in Mexico became obvious.
- South Africa - Increasingly Dutch since their independence was declared in 1938. Germany is trying to have them make up for the massive loss of Mittelafrika.
- Austria - Dollfuss rapidly becoming the biggest thorn inside of the Reichspakt. The Kaiser is constantly trying to prevent them from coming to blows with Hungary or even Illyria.

American Bloc
Constitutional American Republic
- President and Emperor of the Invisible Empire George Lincoln Rockwell is still trying to solidify his control of the country. The young foreign service officer who helped broker peace with Elijah Muhammed in 1939 has always faced resistance from America's 'Old Klan' faction (with their focus on imperialism), but seeing how the 'New Klan' (with their focus on ethno-nationalism) has spent the last decade ascendant Rockwell may not have to worry for much longer.
Venezuela - America's little buddy and only real ally. Venezuela has become crucial to President-Emperor Rockwell's 'New Energy Strategy' which has been going along well if you listen to him and not the thousands of corpses buried under the Texan sand or Venezuelan jungle.

Eurasian Bloc
Russian National Peasant State
- Trying to determine whether Gorguloff's body or mind will break first. (Well, you'll work harder / With a gun in your back / For a bowl of rice a day / Slave for soldiers / Till you starve / Then your head is skewered on a stake)
Mongolian Khanate - Sternberg's warlord fantasy was the perfect fit for an alliance with Gorguloff's Green Army but now Sternberg is gone and his more pragmatic Buddhist successors are having second thoughts about being so closely aligned to an ethno-nationalist primitivist state.

Mediterranean Bloc
Spain
- The biggest beneficiary of the Bloc's economic union although they're being rapidly outshone by their allies on the geopolitical stage. Were it not for the constant threat of Germany, relations within the Bloc would almost certainly be more strained.
Kingdom of France - The Bourbon king loves his cousin and all but he's gotta get on the same page when it comes to getting even with Germany.
Brazil - Although they feel tied down by their adversaries in South America, they undoubtedly see themselves as the future of the Bloc.
Italy - The National Council is trying to reel in the Pope's power. Were it not for their internal divisions they'd probably be running the Bloc by now.
Portugal - Slowly coming to terms with the loss of their imperial domain, slowly.
Illyria - Very happy to be included. They owe the Bloc to their independence. Forever a thorn in the side of the Reichspakt.

Co-Prosperity Sphere
Japan
- Constantly giving the Germans hell, although they are worried about the atrophy in both their political and economic sectors.
Other Co-Prosperity Sphere states - A place for anti-western misfits in Asia. Islamist Insulinda is beginning to reconsider this whole thing however.

Entente
Empire of India
- Churchill is likely to step down this year and his advisors are begging him to pick a native as his successor. Meanwhile, King Edward just sits around drinking and embarrassing himself.
Australasian Confederation - Eric Campbell is ready for war with anyone; Germany, Insulinda, hell even India if they get rid of King Edward.
West Indies Federation - Trying all they can to ensure that the Entente keeps its head down and avoids getting humiliated any further.

Others
Mittelafrika
- Goering has spent decades putting down revolts and executing political opponents. Crazily enough his house of cards is still standing. His health is rapidly declining though and soon it may be time to hand the reigns over to his designated successor, Reinhard Heydrich.
Workers' State of Britain - The world's last remaining syndicalist state, Moseley's Totalist regime returned from Belfast to their atom-scarred nation and declared victory. Now the Ministry of Truth is busy concocting a false world where the people of Oceania and 'Airstrip One' will defeat their enemies and ensure the legacy of "Big Brother" Oswald Moseley.
Argentina - South America's fastest rising nation, Argentina is ready to take on Brazil and cement its status as the dominant power of its continent.
- Peru - Argentina's ally in their fight against Brazil, hoping to benefit enough from a hypothetical war to be taken seriously internationally.
New Afrika - Elijah Muhammed is confident that Rockwell won't try anything. Besides, he has nuclear weapons just in case he's wrong.
Arabia - Getting loaded off of all this oil. Though they prefer Russia as a client they're smart enough not to get any closer to Gorguloff.
Bhutan - Experimenting with radical fundamentalist Buddhism at the moment.
New England - H. P. Lovecraft has become convinced of his final purpose. He's led his nation since 1937 and through the storms of the Second Civil War and War with Canada. Lovecraft has freed his beloved New England from the "scourges of syndicalism, Christianity, and those who sought to undermine the Anglo-Saxon bloodline." He's warded off the Germans and Americans alike with his massive arsenal of atom bombs and other assorted "wonder weapons." But now it is time to finish the job for good. You see, Lovecraft has begun to buy his own propaganda to a degree that would make L. Ron Hubbard blush. He͢ has n͜ów ͢be̶come c͝oņvįn̸c͡ȩd̴ ͞of̴ his ća҉use̛.҉
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Ţ̸̴̘͔̦̗́̕ò͎̘̘͇̦̱͚̗̘̯̤̞̳̹͢͠ͅ ̩̫͕̥̟̦̦̣̀͘e̡̛͕͉̠̫͕̘͎̭̪̼̹̩̼̹n҉̷͖̹̯̘̟̖̤͖̼̩̩̫̳̟͝ͅs̵͉̠̬̞̼̣̝̲͔͔͖͚̜̙̀u̷̸̶͇͚͉͔̥͓͍̘͔̩͝r͏̡̛̟̱̼̳è̸̖͖͙͈̣̤̱̪͓̫̮̘̻̗͇̠̺̭͈͘͞͡ ̵̨̡̻̱̳̞̠̞͖̦̰͉t̥̯̲̟̘̣͙́͠ẖ̢̬̬̻̫͈̗̙͈̺͔̠́ͅa̶̡̹͍̩̼̥̖̰̯̯̤͞t̶͚͖̣͓͈̰͔͇̲͖̙͡

A̵̒̾ͦ̚҉̵̰̟̪͍̱͖͔̹̲̳̕ͅz͖͍͔͙̮̤͚͔͓̘͎͇̞̮͚̻̖͂ͨͮ͊̒͗̆͑͟͟a̷̡̨̩̝͈̹͙̮͇̫͓̹̪͉͚͑̇̋̉ͨ͌ͤ͋̍͜͠t̶̛̙̩̘͈͕͚̻͖̟̩͓͍͓̰͕ͭ͛͐̽ͮ̍ͮͦͯ͆̿͂̇̔̚͞͠͝h̡̘̮͚͈̥̖̉̅͗̎̕ͅͅȯ̧̢̐ͦ́̓̔͗̔҉̛͖̦͉͎̪̬̩̮̺͕̯̟̦ͅt̶̸̨̠̩͓͓̬̠̻̣͙̥͇̤̘̮ͧͮ̈́͂̏̇ͦ̆͒̓̀̑͒̔͂̅̽̑͗͟h̨̩͇̻̰͉̼̗̪̙̱̫̱̰̹̽͋ͮͩ̈́̊̄́ͤ̍ͦ͗̋͝ ̷̧̮̝̳̗͎͙̼̤̖̣̟̝̩̖̘̦̤̝̄ͭ̍ͥ̿ͥͤ̋̓ͣͤͮͭ̍̓̚̚͟Ā̴̛̲̙͉̱̟̦͓̯̠̜̱̝̖͈̟̼̭̀̓͆ͭ̓͂͘͟͡w̢̧͈̙̘̩̘͔͍͙̤̯̬̮̟̜̫̅̀ͧͯ̔̎̀ͣ̋̎͛̄͢ͅͅä̽ͩ͐́͏̧̛̱͇̞̝͈͇͙̲̯̭k̶̤͎̗͎̼̤̱̥͓̲͖̪̩̖̠ͧͦ̐͛ͧ̊̔̋̔̿͆͛͊̾ͯ̚͘͢͝e̴̵͓̬̲͎̮̝̗͕̺̥͈̟̝̝̭̦̤̱͛̉̉̿̃ͦ́̃̐̍̅̍͐͗ͥ̊̚͜͢n̴̞̖̯̦̹̗̋̈͑ͧ̆̂ͣ͌̑͐ͦ́ͣ̋̇͢͢͝s̴̴̢̛̩̫̗͈͙̞̗̳̫̹͉͖̤̦̙̞ͣ̀ͭ̋͠
 
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I've played a bit of the Kaiserredux submod for Kaiserreich and it's got me wondering how grimdark you could possibly go with a Kaiserreich/Kaiserredux game.
This is cool (even if Lovecraft's New England continues to be the stupidest thing ever), but the Zalgo text is somewhat broken. I think the transition from the Old Country messed it up?
 

Qaz_plm

SLP's only Clown egirl
Location
Inbetween dreams and reality
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She/her
The Parties before the 2K0X election
Parliament Parties
Labur:Remember when they were Left Wing ? Me neither .
Progressive Conservative:Trying to appear both to Canine supremacists and intercity workers is going surprisingly well.
Whig:A party with the slogan; "The heart of Labur and The Brain of Conservative ", ironically it lacks both.
Reform:Their leader is wanting to be called by his first name .No one is .
GNP:The annual conference become a riot and now the Tories are trying to ban them
Minor parties

Green:Welp,gone full ecofascist.
Canine Values:Very worryingly polling at 25% .
Worker's party for Felines,Canines,Rodents,and anyone else who knows the truth about capitalism,imperialism,and bigotry!:Literally just writing their party name makes me hate them .
A Clown's party:A joke party with more members than Worker's
Natbols:Currently suing a T.V presenter for calling them "The Natbullshits"

Women's equality party:Unironically calming that Debbie Veating is a "Crossdresser" and "Pedophile"
 
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Prime Minister of Canada:
2017-: Nikki Ashton (New Democratic)

2017 (Coalition with CAP & Greens) def: Rona Ambrose (Progressive Conservative), Maxime Bernier (Reform), Tom Mulcair (Parti Québécois), Naomi Klein (Canadian Action Party), Peter Bevan-Baker (Green Party of Canada)

In Government (‘Anti-Austerity’ Coalition):
New Democratic Party:
Bob Rae is still annoyed that he lost in 2015, but given that Canada wanted ‘NO MORE AUSTERITY’ and not ‘AUSTERITY WITH A SAD FACE’ he can go fuck himself I guess. Nikki Ashton has implemented the beginnings of a ‘Green New Deal’ and ‘Canadian Social Democracy’ which is nice. What is less nice is her stanning of President Maduro given he’s committing War Crimes.
Canadian Action Party: The financial Crisis and the Canadian Occupy Movement manages to make a party of Left Monetary Reformist Cranks into a legitimate Left Wing Populist Party (good job Klein I guess). Now that there in a coalition there being kept as far away as possible from any financial roles as possible. We don’t care if Positive Money is working in Dodd’s Britain it’s still weird.
Green Party of Canada: Good job Peter, now Derek Wall won’t stop talking about Genuine Progress Indicator, I hope your fucking happy with yourself...oh you are, well fuck I guess.

Opposition:
Progressive Conservative:
Ambrose is about as inspiring as a bowel of rice pudding but who’s going to replace her? No it can’t be Brian Mulroney, he’s in his fucking 80s.
Reform: Well Maxime Bernier has beaten another leadership contest by Stephen Harper so we can enjoy another year or so of Right Wing Populism and incompetent Pork Barrelling.
Parti Québécois: What does Tom Mulcair represent? No one knows, not even Tom Mulcair. We know what he doesn’t represent, Quebec given how he lost his seat. So how and why he believes he can stay as leader of the party is a mystery to me but given that no has terfed him from leadership office I guess he’s here to stay.
 

Uhura's Mazda

If it were up to me then money would be free
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Factions in the European First Estate

Catholic Force: When the Congress of Vienna transformed itself into a supranational entity bent on consistently outvoting the Third Estate (and preventing the Fourth Estate from appropriating a constitutional role), I don't think they expected the decades-long domination of the First by the relatively progressive Catholic Action movement. They might have been even more surprised to see the old edifice come crashing down amid incredible investigations into corruption (and worse) and the rebirth of the Catholic sector in the image of the only-slightly-less-malign Cardinal Berlusconi. But there we go, that's the European Union for you.

Socialist Party: Still abstaining in the First and Second Estates, which at least makes for fewer difficulties in forming governments which have a majority in two out of the three houses. If they ever come back in, I can confidently predict an absolute shipload of 'War of the 256th Coalition' jokes.

Churches Together in Strasbourg: The Protestant mainstream. Over recent decades, the differences between the Calvinists and Lutherans have subsided, to the extent that they are perfectly happy to follow the leadership of Archbishop Welby in relatively-gleaming cohorts. The CTS, admittedly, is essentially a machine for manufacturing consensus for Berlusconi's initiatives while making ineffectual noises about liberalism or social reform (the recent campaign on payday lenders was the dampest squib I have ever seen), but at least you only have to read one press release now, as opposed to half a dozen in the old days. In current news: rumours of a Methodist-Waldensian walkout have been greatly exaggerated.

Orthodox Alliance: They've finally won the right to put some icons up in their caucus room. Surely seeing 200 years of sidelining would have given the Greeks some pause for thought before they jumped out of the Ottoman Currency Union and into the fire of Europe?

Evangelical Rally: The colonisation of the Americas was one of the gravest mistakes ever committed by humanity - but let's not blame the megachurches too much for the worst players in European politics. After all, the Dutch and the Ulstermen have been consistently electing these people since time immemorial, and Reverend Farage is very much a product of his environment. In breaking news, the European Union is still the manifestation of the Antichrist.

Christian Left: Cardinal Renzi's merry little band have been trying to detach some radicals from the Protestant pillars, chiefly Wesleyans and Anglicans, but any fool could tell you that a cross-pillar party of the left is never going to happen. Remember the Democrats '65?

Muslim Brotherhood: Yes indeed, it turns out that excluding minority religions from representation for a couple of centuries has the effect of radicalising these communities somewhat.

Anthroposophical Society: It's probably not ideal that these people get into the First Estate by appealing to atheists, leftists, environmentalists and Vague Spiritual People while obfuscating the fact that they believe some quite odd things about the "fifth post-Atlantean epoch" and the withdrawal of the state from things like education and the economy. But with their emphasis on ethical banking, co-operative enterprise and organic farming, they're probably the most benign of the factions represented in the Uppermost House. Which, when you think about it, is a worry.
 

Mumby

Always mysterious!
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Factions in the European First Estate

Catholic Force: When the Congress of Vienna transformed itself into a supranational entity bent on consistently outvoting the Third Estate (and preventing the Fourth Estate from appropriating a constitutional role), I don't think they expected the decades-long domination of the First by the relatively progressive Catholic Action movement. They might have been even more surprised to see the old edifice come crashing down amid incredible investigations into corruption (and worse) and the rebirth of the Catholic sector in the image of the only-slightly-less-malign Cardinal Berlusconi. But there we go, that's the European Union for you.

Socialist Party: Still abstaining in the First and Second Estates, which at least makes for fewer difficulties in forming governments which have a majority in two out of the three houses. If they ever come back in, I can confidently predict an absolute shipload of 'War of the 256th Coalition' jokes.

Churches Together in Strasbourg: The Protestant mainstream. Over recent decades, the differences between the Calvinists and Lutherans have subsided, to the extent that they are perfectly happy to follow the leadership of Archbishop Welby in relatively-gleaming cohorts. The CTS, admittedly, is essentially a machine for manufacturing consensus for Berlusconi's initiatives while making ineffectual noises about liberalism or social reform (the recent campaign on payday lenders was the dampest squib I have ever seen), but at least you only have to read one press release now, as opposed to half a dozen in the old days. In current news: rumours of a Methodist-Waldensian walkout have been greatly exaggerated.

Orthodox Alliance: They've finally won the right to put some icons up in their caucus room. Surely seeing 200 years of sidelining would have given the Greeks some pause for thought before they jumped out of the Ottoman Currency Union and into the fire of Europe?

Evangelical Rally: The colonisation of the Americas was one of the gravest mistakes ever committed by humanity - but let's not blame the megachurches too much for the worst players in European politics. After all, the Dutch and the Ulstermen have been consistently electing these people since time immemorial, and Reverend Farage is very much a product of his environment. In breaking news, the European Union is still the manifestation of the Antichrist.

Christian Left: Cardinal Renzi's merry little band have been trying to detach some radicals from the Protestant pillars, chiefly Wesleyans and Anglicans, but any fool could tell you that a cross-pillar party of the left is never going to happen. Remember the Democrats '65?

Muslim Brotherhood: Yes indeed, it turns out that excluding minority religions from representation for a couple of centuries has the effect of radicalising these communities somewhat.

Anthroposophical Society: It's probably not ideal that these people get into the First Estate by appealing to atheists, leftists, environmentalists and Vague Spiritual People while obfuscating the fact that they believe some quite odd things about the "fifth post-Atlantean epoch" and the withdrawal of the state from things like education and the economy. But with their emphasis on ethical banking, co-operative enterprise and organic farming, they're probably the most benign of the factions represented in the Uppermost House. Which, when you think about it, is a worry.
i dont know if this is deliberate but i am distinctly spooked by the apparent absence of judaism
 
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Political Parties in the Commonwealth of New Maryland
Governing Parties

Federalist Whig: Allan Chenoweth is so excited to have met the President, guys. Just look at his lickle face! He's smiling himself in half! Webster, on the other hand, looks sort of put out. I can see why: it's a long time since a black person has been pleased to see him.

Christian Whig: Their "We don't support abolishing separation of Church and State" sign is provoking a lot of questions already answered by their sign.

Opposition Parties

People's Democratic Congress: Really going all-out on trying to get the general amnesty for all former Patriotic Front guerillas. Can't imagine why Roosevelt Blah might want a general amnesty so bad. It's a mystery.

Development Whig: Remember when George Sirleaf was going to make the bold, fresh, exciting case for left-wing unionism? Anyway, last week marks the 5 millionth consecutive day he called for more funding for Grand Cape county. Starting to sense a theme here.

Universal Black People's Improvement Association: Supreme General Thomas is no longer speaking at the Workers World Rally in Washington, because the organisers finally bothered to BingBing him and found out he's a pseudo-fascist. I swear to god someone makes this mistake every month. OF course, this isn't technically relevant, since he's no longer the leader, but 1) c'mon, he's still totally in control, and 2) no-one else in the party has done anything interesting.

Progressive-Republican: Trying to give Charles Cheapoo the honorary title of Eternal Justice. Guys, I realise he founded your party, but he's been dead for a year, you've got to move on. Or start a cult around him. Either works for me, really.

Free Trade Whig: Have decided to go all-in on [checks notes] New Maryland adopting metric [checks notes again] really? You blew all your political capital trying to get farming subsidies lowered, and this is your big move towards popularity? The Firestones must be kicking themselves over bankrolling these chumps.

Clean House Movement: It's Siaka Campbell! The young reformer with a great Zing game who isn't in it for the money! *Five minutes later* We regret to inform you that Siaka Campbell just praised Governor Duerte.

Samuel Weah Whig: Can I just be real with you guys for a second? I adore the Samuel Weah Whigs. Like, every other fragment of the Whig party is desperately trying to pretend that they've got ideologies and party platforms and reasons to exist, and then there's Sam Weah, who came here to get elected and get pissed in the legislature bar, and he's already been elected. It's just so naked and blatant you can't help but smile. Anyway, Samuel Weah's son Gabriel has got really into New Humanism, possibly because of his girlfriend. Fuck, I'm going to join the party at this rate, aren't I?

Five Pillar Whig: Have once again tried to reach out to the Christian Whigs about forming an electoral alliance like the one in the Filipino states. The Christian Whig response was once again "[unconvincing static noise] I'm going through a tunnel [unconvincing static noise] right now, let me call you back".

Pan-African Revolutionary Congress: After five months of petitioning and campaigning about it, Bai Sankoh has achieved the first glorious step in the Marxist-Boseist-Nkrumaist revolutionary struggle in New Maryland, and is now allowed to wear his beret in the Legislature.

Unrepresented Parties

Revolutionary Communist League: Advertising a "Chairman Shulman Thought Seminar and Mixer" for May Day. Apparently Secretary Heimbach should show up via video, and there'll be a pub quiz about Boseist doctrine! I know how I'm spending my Friday night!

True Whig: Washington Tubman made another video from his house, and claims that "If you so much as claim to be a True Whig, they throw you in jail". Which admittedly would save some time otherwise spent on filing corruption charges.

Black Star Legion: Held a parade through a Bassa neighbourhood in full uniform. Again. Complained about being beaten up for this. Again. Took in enough dollars from some Tulsa retiree's will to keep the lights on. Again. New Maryland: where even our fascists are boring pork-barrellers.

Movement of New Marylander Women: Zezanne Budapest wants the Sande out of the Congress of Folk Religions because they let Mae Koroma stand as a candidate for Freetown city council. Apparently the Great Mother Diana is fine with FGM and a focus on training girls to be married, but she draws the line at trans people.

Masonic Whig: Starting to suspect that new Whig splinter parties are being created via a MadLibs generator. This week, the county is Ashmun, the fake ideology is technocracy, and the charges to be evaded are awarding favourable contracts to lodge members! Oh, and the only member besides to original group of councillors is [rolls] a weirdo software developer who [rolls] likes eugenics and [rolls] lives in Bioko for tax reasons. Cool, fine, great. Can we go back to Sam Weah? I miss Sam Weah.

Final Call Movement: Attacked Alhaji Ahmad Daramy as a "fake Nubian and Washington's puppet", because he's mixed-race and doesn't appreciate their cult. This is pretty rich given that Daramy still has a scar from the Freetown Rice Riot, and Shaka Hayer, their candidate, has been to Africa a total of three (3) times. Of which he spent zero (0) in Freetown.
 

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Thande was talking about the art of naming and I just want to say Roosevelt Blah is a great name. It tells you straight away who the OTL equivalent is but also what the difference in culture between this surviving maryland and our liberia is by the different Christian name.

Really good quick world building.
 
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Thande was talking about the art of naming and I just want to say Roosevelt Blah is a great name. It tells you straight away who the OTL equivalent is but also what the difference in culture between this surviving maryland and our liberia is by the different Christian name.

Really good quick world building.
Thank you very much--as the forum's African history go-to guy, your approval means a lot.

That said, 50% of the reason I settled on that name as opposed to, say, James Massaquoi or Harlescay Aylortay, was because I really liked the idea of someone being called Roosevelt Blah.
 
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Prime Ministers of Great Britain:
1980-1986: Alan Beith (New Democratic)

1980 (Majority) def: Neil Kinnock (CommonWealth), Tony Benn (Social Democrats), Alan Clark (Unionists)
1985 (Social Democrat Confidence & Supply) def: Chris Mullin (CommonWealth), Peter Mandelson (Social Democrats), Alan Clark (Unionists), Norman Tebbit (Workers)

1986-: Chris Mullin (CommonWealth)
1986 (Majority) def: Alan Beith (New Democratic), Peter Mandelson (Social Democrats), John Redwood (Unionists), Norman Tebbit (Workers)
1990 (Majority) def: Micheal Heseltine (New Democratic), Peter Mandelson (Social Democrats), John Redwood (Unionists), John Reid (Workers), Nina Temple & Derek Wall (Red & Green Alliance)


Party Political Rundown 1992:

Major Parties:
CommonWealth:
Been 50 years since Comrade Cripps died and Comrade Mullin intends to celebrate, which is nice because it distracts from McDonnell and Gould going at it again over Social Credit inspired Market Socialism vs. Marxism.
Again.
Still the cabinet will hold since everyone thinks it’s stupid and hopefully we don’t have to deal with a splinter groups like Tebbit’s lot. Again. Really the CommonWealth Party is going through it's usually 'what is our ideology' argument it's been having since 1945. Ask Millington and Acland about it at some-point.

New Democratic: Can’t make up it’s mind what to do. The Social Democrats are taking there thunder over the whole ‘Social Economy’ ideas that the New Democrats tried to do under Beith whilst the Workers Party are taking the Social Conservativatism aspects up to eleven. So mainly all they have is Heseltine rambling about Europe and how the CommonWealth are secretly Communists which isn’t great, can't wait for them to finally implode and have Mandelson hoover up the scraps (not helped by Ken Clarke announcing he's defecting to the Social Democrats).

Social Democrats: The remains of Morrison’s splinter group live, and now there controlled by his moustached grandson. They were pretty close to getting more seats than the New Democrats thanks to Mandelson’s policy of triangulation which is all the rage with Centrist parties across the World at the moment. Maybe making an electoral pact with the Workers Party which is a look to say the least.

Unionists: Anti-Red Europe, Anti-Red, Anti-Socialist, Pro-Empire etc. The remains of Churchill’s splinter group from the New Democratic Party they’ve been doing well out of the slow motion collapse of said party. It also helps that they’ve replaced the awkward robot that was John Redwood with Micheal Portillo, who actually has charisma.

Workers: “Rails, Roads and Racism” there three pillars to success it seems. This are the remains of whatever politics used to guide Alfred Robens and Arthur Deakin, so expect a good old boys club of Trade Unionists, ‘Reformed’ Communists and generally oddballs as they try to pitch there 'Blue Labour/Red Toryism' ideas yet again. I wonder how working with an open gay Social Democrat will play to there base.

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Red & Green Alliance:
These fuckers managed to get a seat, somehow. John Peck managed to win Nottingham East and now every journalist has to rush around trying to find out who he is. This gaggle of former Communists and EcoSocialists are doing well in taking the grumpy Libertarian Socialist vote and Nina Temple is planning to compete in the upcoming Vauxhall By-Election and she may actually win, which is a look. I've heard Moscow isn't happy with there former British front now possibly upsetting the balance of power in Britain but they should have thought of that before giving them the gold.
Celtic Union:*ALL ANGLO-SAXONS ARE SCUM* is an interesting election slogan to say the least.
International Front: The 'We're not a CIA Front' has been caught yet again taking money from the CIA. What a fucking surprise.
People's Socialist Front: The Trots are at it again, what are they planning, a bombing? a bank robbery? some kind of general public disruption? No, Vanessa Redgrave and Derek Hatton are appearing at the Liverpool PSF's local bake sale...fair dues I guess.
 
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