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Alternate Wikibox Thread

Comrade TruthTeller

Is it Time for Real Change? Ehhhh, apparently not
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Wait,that’s only 416 out of 659

What happened to the rest of the seats?
There are 68 different parties or groupings in this parliament, for other parties over ten seats, The English and Welsh Greens have 16, the OMRLP have 15, the Socialist Labour Party have 15 (including Sedgefield) The UUP have 14, the Socialist Alternative have 13, and the BNP, National Democrats, Scottish Socialists, and Independent Conservative groupings are on 10. Then 50 different groupings on below 10 seats, 36 of which are on just a single seat.
 

Nofix

Scalawag

Oresal Bryant Thompson was a United States governor, revolutionary, and former Confederate citizen. Despite not setting foot in the country until the age of 31, he had considered himself a patriot of the United States since childhood, much to the displeasure of his family.

Despite his popular image as a cowboy-turned-statesman, he was a sales clerk for most of his adult life before turning to insurrectionary activities. He could speak English, Spanish, Navajo, and Hopi by the age of 17, and maintained good relations with the Hispanic and indigenous races of the southwest before and after the fall of the Confederate regime.

During the midst of the quagmire of Cuba, and the accompanying draft riots across the Southwest, Thompson began recruiting allies to secede Arizona and New Mexico from the Confederate States. Much of the state's population was disenfranchised, the entire Mexican and native populations, along with most of the whites who failed to met the residency, property, or religious requirements. Come 1919, he had gathered enough arms and men that they were able to invade the most well-stocked fort in the state and seize the contents within.

Of all the anti-Confederate revolutionaries of the 1920's, he is most well-known for his style, for his mastery of propaganda, and for his brutal treatment towards Confederate soldiers, British and French military advisers, and even civilians who did not ally themselves with him. From public hangings, to forcing soldiers to dig mass graves before executing half or three-fourths of them, to locking people into buildings and burning them alive, he was feared and loathed by many, but also loved and respected by others.

In 1925 he declared himself President of both Arizona and New Mexico, despite controlling about 60% of the former and 25% of the latter. Come the declaration of war from the United States in 1926, he was able to join his forces with them and conquest the southwest. Utilizing his connections among the military forces, he was able to convince Congress to grant Arizona and New Mexico immediate statehood, with himself as the first Governor of Arizona. While most of the captured territories would not be allowed self-governance for years if not decades, Thompson's unwavering patriotism and control of Arizona allowed him widespread latitude in how he would govern his dominion. After leaving office, he traveled around his new country, and would preach about any and every issue people asked him, from his own past in Arizona to his thoughts on the war in Canada.

He died in 1942 from a long illness. Per his wishes, he body was cremated and his ashes spread in a secret area.

Many books have been written about the horrors inflicted by Thompson in the Warring States period, and all are held to be truth among neo-Confederate terrorists, but the veracity of many claims have been challenged in recent years. The most infamous incident that is attributed to him is the Desert Santorum Burning of 1924, where he allegedly forced several dozen civilians who provided shelter to Confederate regulars into the building, and burned them alive along with the patients and doctors. This is despite the fact the Sanitorium burned down in 1921 due to a large wildfire that swept the area, neither of which were attributed to human activities. Much else has been written about him, from his alleged bigamist marriage to Rachel Madigan, to his conversions to Mormonism and Catholicism, to his secret parentage to future President Logan.

Despite this, he was known to bend or even ignore the rules of war when they suited him. From shooting surrendered soldiers, to disguising his men as enemy troops or civilians, to poisoning water and food supplies. In his autobiography he justified many of his actions on the grounds that the Confederates had committed most of the actions first, and his men had no reason not to retaliate with the same methods.

His gained his nickname "The Conflagration" (often spelled in the original Spanish) from eastern Confederate newspapers who would cast him as an insane, bloodthirsty anarchist of mestizo blood, who's goal was the annihilation of the white race.

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I had the vaguest ideas for the 2nd wikibox competition, so I just free-styled most of this.

Hero or villain, revolutionary or terrorist, madman or visionary? You make the call.
 
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