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Lists of Heads of Government and Heads of State

The Most Noble and Regal Emperors of the Empire of Usa, 1960-2060
Here ye, O noble reader, of the tale of the EMPERORS of our most sacred and holy EMPIRE. May the favor of God forever shine upon His most loyal and noble servants as they lead us forth into the glories of history.
Emperor John I 1960-1962
All know the story of our first glorious emperor, John, First of His Name, the Ascended Emperor and the First of the noble House of Kennedy. John I was a hero of the World War, the greatest conflict prior to the Great Disaster. John I's predecessors as ruler of Usa remain sadly unknown, but it is known his rise to power was, as shocking as it might be to think today, considered controversial. Nevertheless John I, Servant of God, showed his true glory to his subjects when he sacrificed himself in the ancient capital of Deesi to save his people from the Hellfire. Is it any wonder his praises remain sung to this day?
Emperor Robert I 1962-1975
The younger brother of Emperor John I, it is Emperor Robert, First of His Name, who we owe the existence of our current empire. In the immediate aftermath of the Great Disaster, many were starving, destitute and struggling. The demon-worshipping Kuklux of the Southlands rose up and embarked on a series of cruel and barbaric mass murders. John I's treacherous advisor Johnson Connally attempted to lead Texas out of the Usa. The Mad General Curtis asserted control over the Golden State and various petty bandits and warlords rose up. Despite these odds, Robert I would personally lead the struggle to reunite Usa. The demon-worshippers, the traitors and the Mad General were all brought to a heel, as were the bandits. It was not an easy struggle, but Robert I put the country back together once again. Robert I, the Great Rebuilder, than embarked on restoring the Usa to its past glories-rebuilding cities destroyed by the Hellfire, building monuments to the slain and so forth. Unfortunately Robert I would not live to see the old glories of Usa restored, as he was cut down by a murderous acolyte of the since-slain Jedgar Hoover.
Emperor Edward 1975-1990
Emperor Edward is to date the only one of his name to have been Emperor. Emperor Edward would lead the Empire of Usa in a glorious war of expansion, annexing Cuba, Mexico and the Canadas into our glorious empire. Emperor Edward saw the destiny of Usa as dominance over the continent and dedicated himself to fulfilling it. Emperor Edward completed the restoration of destroyed cities and commissioned writers to immortalize the deeds of his brothers. However, Edward's reign would tragically be cut short by his death from cancer.
Emperor John II 1990-2000
Emperor John II, Second of His Name, was the emperor who sought to restore ties to other parts of the world. He reforged the alliance between Usa and Albion, reestablished trade relations with the other nations of shattered Europa and sent expeditions to determine the fate of the monstrous Reds in Russia. John II's expeditions managed to determine the perfidious Reds had been obliterated by their own Hellfire and the peoples of Russia had been liberated from that yoke, though some had been subjugated on other brutal, but mortal rulers. John II would have his rule cut short by his death.
The War of Succession 2000-2011
The death of John II would set off an intense struggle for power. The scion of Emperors Robert and Edward clashed over the right to the throne, as did some more distant offshoots of the family in House Shriver and enemies of the noble House of Kennedy, most notably the perfidious opportunists of the House of Bush who crowned their patriarch as Emperor George I. The fight for control was hard-fought and brutal, with many rebuilt cities being reduced once again to a state of ruins. In the end, however, the rulership was successfully determined.
Emperor Robert II 2011-2052
Emperor Robert II, Second of His Name, had revealed to the Empire of Usa the treachery of the scion of Empeeror Edward, whom he revealed had arranged for John II's death and made it look like an accident. Robert II began his reign thusly by arresting members of that branch of the House of Kennedy, though he mercifully exiled Patrick the Pretender rather than shed his noble kin's blood. Robert II additionally revealed the true nature of the House of Kennedy as divine emissaries and the rightful rulers of the Earth. To that end, Robert II waged a noble crusade to secure control of the southern nations of Brazil, Argentina and Peru. Resistance was initially strong, but ultimately crushed and its people welcomed into the glorious fold of the Empire of Usa. Robert II additionally fulfilled the promise of his noble ancestors by sending men to the Moon, placing the flag of the Empire upon its surface and claiming it for Usa for all time. Robert II was a wise and good emperor and thus was rewarded with a long reign that ended with his peaceful death of old age.
Emperor Conor 2052-
The Emperor of Usa has enjoyed peace and prosperity for the past eight years of Emperor Conor, the secondborn son of Emperor Robert II placed in line for the throne following the tragic death of the child who would have been Robert III in the War of Succession. Emperor Conor has vowed to take Usa to new heights, making a permanent settlement on the Moon and spreading the wings of the Eagle of Usa to all corners of the globe. May God bless and protect Emperor Conor! Long may he reign and may his ancestor John I shine his glory upon him!
 

Mumby

Always mysterious!
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Location
Municipal Commune of Bourne
Pronouns
He/Him
Old Moose

1913-1923: Woodrow Wilson (Democratic)
1912 (with Thomas R. Marshall) def. Theodore Roosevelt (Progressive), William Howart Taft (Republican), Eugene V. Debs (Socialist)
1916 (with Thomas R. Marshall) def. Theodore Roosevelt (Republican), Bill Haywood (Socialist)
1920 (with Franklin D. Roosevelt) def. Nicholas Murray Butler (Republican), Parley P. Christensen (Socialist-Farmer-Labor)

1923-1925: Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic)
1924 (with William Gibbs McAdoo) def. Hiram Johnson (Republican), Benjamin Gitlow (Socialist)
1925-1929: William Gibbs McAdoo (Democratic)
1929-1929: Theodore Roosevelt (Republican)
1928 (with William Green) def. Oscar W. Underwood (Democratic), Edward L. Jackson (Independent Republican 'Klandidate')
1929-0000: Theodore Roosevelt (Republican / Extraordinary Administration)

Simple enough gimmick here, Teddy doesn't die as early as IOTL, living to a ripe old age in which he is able to effectively get the Republican nomination in 1916 and eventually win the Presidency in 1928, thanks to an earlier Great Depression and the Democrats running themselves into the ground with a series of scandals stemming from no return to 'normalcy', and the growing power of the Klan. The circumstances lead to Teddy establishing an 'Extraordinary Administration' in which the Presidency assumes unprecedented emergency powers to reorganise government and save America from the dual serpents of economic disaster and white supremacist insurgency.
 

Roberto El Rey

Unelected bureaucrat
Location
Reims
Old Moose

1913-1923: Woodrow Wilson (Democratic)
1912 (with Thomas R. Marshall) def. Theodore Roosevelt (Progressive), William Howart Taft (Republican), Eugene V. Debs (Socialist)
1916 (with Thomas R. Marshall) def. Theodore Roosevelt (Republican), Bill Haywood (Socialist)
1920 (with Franklin D. Roosevelt) def. Nicholas Murray Butler (Republican), Parley P. Christensen (Socialist-Farmer-Labor)

1923-1925: Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic)
1924 (with William Gibbs McAdoo) def. Hiram Johnson (Republican), Benjamin Gitlow (Socialist)
1925-1929: William Gibbs McAdoo (Democratic)
1929-1929: Theodore Roosevelt (Republican)
1928 (with William Green) def. Oscar W. Underwood (Democratic), Edward L. Jackson (Independent Republican 'Klandidate')
1929-0000: Theodore Roosevelt (Republican / Extraordinary Administration)

Simple enough gimmick here, Teddy doesn't die as early as IOTL, living to a ripe old age in which he is able to effectively get the Republican nomination in 1916 and eventually win the Presidency in 1928, thanks to an earlier Great Depression and the Democrats running themselves into the ground with a series of scandals stemming from no return to 'normalcy', and the growing power of the Klan. The circumstances lead to Teddy establishing an 'Extraordinary Administration' in which the Presidency assumes unprecedented emergency powers to reorganise government and save America from the dual serpents of economic disaster and white supremacist insurgency.
So in this universe, it has been 32 years since there was a presidential election in which no Roosevelt ran, bar one. Kinda like how from 1928—2016, no Republican ticket won the White House without either having Nixon or a Bush somewhere on the ticket.
 
The Hero

1936–1937: Zhang Xueliang (Independent)
1937–1943: Zhang Xueliang (Independent leading Anti-Japanese National United Front)
1943–1945: Zhang Xueliang (Independent leading National Defense Council)
1945–1946: Zhang Xueliang (Independent leading Provisional Government of the Republic of China)
1946–1947: Zhang Xueliang (Independent)
1947–1954: Zhang Xueliang (National Union)
1954–1986: Zhang Xueliang (Chinese People's Union)
1986–0000: Kong Decheng (Independent)
 

AndrewH

I was hospitalized for approaching perfection
Location
Tampa, FL
The Hero

1936–1937: Zhang Xueliang (Independent)
1937–1943: Zhang Xueliang (Independent leading Anti-Japanese National United Front)
1943–1945: Zhang Xueliang (Independent leading National Defense Council)
1945–1946: Zhang Xueliang (Independent leading Provisional Government of the Republic of China)
1946–1947: Zhang Xueliang (Independent)
1947–1954: Zhang Xueliang (National Union)
1954–1986: Zhang Xueliang (Chinese People's Union)
1986–0000: Kong Decheng (Independent)
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Japhy

You'll not see nothing like the Mighty Joe Kenn
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Location
Albany, NY
Pronouns
He/Him
The City on the Hill and Its Bosses (Thanks to @Lord Roem , Apologies to @Meadow )

In Washington-Debs City, Maryland the President paces back and forth in the oval office worriedly. For what had to be the thousandth thousandth time since last July he cursed them all in his mind. Ed Markey for riling up the National Assembly, Jesse Ventura for not keeping quiet in his stupid exiled post as Commissioner-Commissar for The Special States and claiming a legacy that long ago should have faded into nothing, Bernie Goddamned Sanders for quitting the party decades ago and always fucking pushing this Popular Front thing forward, his predecessors who had always conspired to keep him from this office until now and kept the Commonwealth heading to the precipice, fucking Trumka for giving that goddamned speech at goddamned Haymarket Square, and most of all he cursed Henry Ray Perot his former boss and predecessor. The damned old man had ruined everything. Stupid crumbs of "Political Liberalization" too little he had thought to change anything except letting off steam, but too damned much by far. Now where were they? Organized Political Opposition, Student Protests, the Army being concerned about their chances, and the IWW in talks with this treasonous "National Federation of Citizens and Workers", all the talk of a General Strike, Riots, questions from the Special State Governments...

Ellis looked at the Resolute Desk and saw the hotline phones. One to Petrograd and Lukashenko's office there. The Red Army could be in the country in a few days. The NKVD out in force aiding the Federal Marshals Service. It would just take a few minutes and he would be just like the men on the Self-Defense Committee in 1936 when the fighting had stalled and they'd dealt with Stalin, or when "Red Bill" had stepped in, yes a bit extra-constitutionally to secure the survival of the New York Pact with America's only Ally, Beria's USSR. One Phone call and everything could be turned around. But what held him back was the knowledge of what that would mean. Lukashenko was far from a good man, there was a reason for the past twenty years Commonwealth-Union relations had been so chilled after all. Even with the whole world seemed against the Communist Powers. Could he do that? He wasn't sure. Did he want to be a Butcher defending the revolution? He considered the alternatives, what would all of these bastards do if they won? Maybe he could be a hero then too, the man who cooperated. Hoffa had tried that... Look how that ended up.

And so he paced about the office some more. No answers appearing, and the Crisis of a near Century of Marxist-Leninist rule weighing ever more on his indecisive shoulders.


Leadership, American "Reds", Second Civil War 1934-1939

1934-1936: Greater American Self-Defence Committee
1936-1937: Smedley D. Butler / James P. Cannon / Jay Lovestone and the Greater American Self-Defense Committee
1937-1939: Smedley D. Butler / Jay Lovestone / Burton K. Wheeler / Rexford Tugwell / Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. and the Greater American Self-Defense Committee


Presidents of the Commonwealth of America

1939-1942: Daniel W. Hoan / James W. Ford (Popular-Socialist-Farmer-Labor / Popular-Socialist-Farmer-Labor: Colored Labor League)
1938: Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. / Dorothy Day (Progressive & Co-Operative)
1942-1947: Daniel W. Hoan / Earl R. Bowder (Popular-Socialist-Farmer-Labor)
1942: Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. / Robert H. Jackson (Progressive & Co-Operative)
1947-1954: Lyndon B. Johnson / Charles Poletti (P-S-F-L)
1946: Robert A. Taft / A. Phillip Randolph (Progressive & Co-Operative)
1950: John L. Lewis / A. Phillip Randolph (Progressive & Co-Operative)
1953-1954: William H. "Red Bill" Parker III / Meyer Lansky (P-S-F-L) [Acting]
1954-1959: Jay Lovestone / Frances Perkins (P-S-F-L)

1954: Joseph R. McCarthy / Vito A. Marcantonio (Progressive & Co-Operative)
1959-1967: Henry A. Wallace / John Gates (P-S-F-L)
1958: Elizabeth Gurley Flynn / Margaret Chase Smith (Progressive & Co-Operative)
1962: Adlai E. Stevenson II / Wayne L. Morse (Progressive & Co-Operative)
1967-1971: Jimmy R. Hoffa / Henry C. Lodge, Jr. (P-S-F-L)
1966: W. Stuart Symington, Jr. / Robert S. McNamara (Progressive & Co-Operative)
1971-1975: James M. "Big Daddy" Unruh / Hubert H. Humphrey, Jr. (P-S-F-L)
1970: Audie L. Murphy / Murray Bookchin (Libertarian Socialist) [Write-In, Voided], E. Joseph “The Other Joe” McCarthy / John B. Anderson(Progressive & Co-Operative)
1974: William W. Scranton / Steven B. Derounian (Progressive & Co-Operative)
1975-1979: James M. "Big Daddy" Unruh / Ralph W. Yarborough (P-S-F-L)
1979-1983: Fred W. Halstead / Harold E. Ford, Sr. (P-S-F-L)

1978: Henry J. Fonda / Thomas J. Bradley (Progressive & Co-Operative)
1983-1987: Robert H. Merriman / Jack F. Kemp (P-S-F-L)
1982: Huey P. Newton / Adlai E. Stevenson III (Progressive & Co-Operative)
1987-1995: H. Ray Perot / Cesar E. Chavez (P-S-F-L)
1986: George C. Wallace, Jr. / Jeanne J. Kirkpatrick (Progressive & Co-Operative)
1990: Michael S. Dukakis / Patricia M. S. Schroeder (Working Families), Jesse L. Jackson / Mario M. Cuomo (Brotherhood), Joseph R. Biden, Jr. / Lyndon H. LaRouche (New Co-Operative)
1995-1999: H. Ray Perot / Paul D. Wellstone (P-S-F-L / Independent Progressive-Socialist-Farmer-Labor)
1994: E. Gerald “Ed” Brown, Jr. / Donna Brazile (Brotherhood), D. Henry Rumsfeld / Ralph Nader (New Co-Operative), Jesse L. Jackson / Dorothy A. W. Richards (Working Families)
1999-2003: Paul D. Wellstone / J. Ellis Bush (IP-S-F-L / P-S-F-L)
1998: Ralph Nader / Hillary Rodham-Clinton (New Co-Operative), Bernard Sanders / Andrew M. Cuomo (Brotherhood & Working Families)
2003-2007: Gary W. Hartpence / Barbara A. Mikulski (P-S-F-L)
2002: Johnny R. Edwards / Patrick J. Buchanan (New Co-Operative, Working Families), Federick A. Hampton / Blanche M. L. Lincoln (Brotherhood)
2007-2011: Richard L. Trumka / Ronald P. Reagan (P-S-F-L )
2006: Ralph Nader / Ronald E. Paul (New Co-Operative-Brotherhood), Thomas P. DiNapoli / Anthony C. Zinni (Working Families)
2011-2015: A. Benjamin Sorkin / Thomas E. Hayden (P-S-F-L /IP-S-F-L-New Co-Operative)
2010: Ralph Nader / Thomas A. Daschle (New Co-Operative), Bernard Sanders / John L. Lewis (Brotherhood & Working Families)
2015-2019: Cara C. “Carly” Sneed-Fiorina / L. Davenport “Dave” Chafee (P-S-F-L)
2014: Bernard Sanders / O. Gail Winfrey (New Popular Front --- New Co-Operative, Brotherhood, Working Families)
2019-2020: J. Ellis Bush / Harold E. Ford, Jr. (P-S-F-L)
2018: Bernard Sanders / (New Popular Front)
2020- J. Ellis Bush / Cynthia A. McKinney (P-S-F-L)
 

Skinny87

LASCIVIOUSLY BITES INTO SCOTCH EGG
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Old Moose

1913-1923: Woodrow Wilson (Democratic)
1912 (with Thomas R. Marshall) def. Theodore Roosevelt (Progressive), William Howart Taft (Republican), Eugene V. Debs (Socialist)
1916 (with Thomas R. Marshall) def. Theodore Roosevelt (Republican), Bill Haywood (Socialist)
1920 (with Franklin D. Roosevelt) def. Nicholas Murray Butler (Republican), Parley P. Christensen (Socialist-Farmer-Labor)

1923-1925: Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic)
1924 (with William Gibbs McAdoo) def. Hiram Johnson (Republican), Benjamin Gitlow (Socialist)
1925-1929: William Gibbs McAdoo (Democratic)
1929-1929: Theodore Roosevelt (Republican)
1928 (with William Green) def. Oscar W. Underwood (Democratic), Edward L. Jackson (Independent Republican 'Klandidate')
1929-0000: Theodore Roosevelt (Republican / Extraordinary Administration)

Simple enough gimmick here, Teddy doesn't die as early as IOTL, living to a ripe old age in which he is able to effectively get the Republican nomination in 1916 and eventually win the Presidency in 1928, thanks to an earlier Great Depression and the Democrats running themselves into the ground with a series of scandals stemming from no return to 'normalcy', and the growing power of the Klan. The circumstances lead to Teddy establishing an 'Extraordinary Administration' in which the Presidency assumes unprecedented emergency powers to reorganise government and save America from the dual serpents of economic disaster and white supremacist insurgency.
pls

pls do a vignette where Teddy is personally crushing the Klan
 
Location
Inbetween dreams and reality
Pronouns
She/her
America as Russia number 2357789
1922-1927:Lucien Sanial (CPUSA-Sanialist thought)
1927-1953:George Patton(CPUSA-Pattonist Thought)
1953-1953:Harold Stassen(CPUSA-Socialism in one country)
1953-1964:Earl Warren(CPUSA-Sanialist-Warrenism)
1964-1982:Strom Thurmond(CPUSA-Marxist-Sanialist thought)
1982-1984:J.Edgar Hoover(CPUSA-Marxist-Pattonist thought)
1984-1985:Robert Dole(CPUSA-Marxist-Sanialist thought)
1985-1991:Walter Mondale(CPUSA-Reformist)
1991-2000:Marion Barry/Ken Starr(America)
1991 def. Tip O' NeilCPUSA),David Duke(Liberal Democratic)

2000. def. Tom Harkin (CPUSA)
2000-2008:Wesley Clark/John Edwards(Independent)
2000 def. Tom Harkin (CPUSA),Michael Crichton(United Liberal America)
2004 def. Howie Hawkins(CPUSA)

2008-2012:John Edwards/Wesley Clark(Unite America)
2008 def. Tom Harkin (CPUSA),David Duke(Liberal Democratic)
2012-20??:Wesley Clark/Janet Reno(Unite America)
2012 def. Tom Harkin (CPUSA)
2018 def. Howard Schultz(CPUSA),David Duke(Liberal America)
 

Time Enough

European Pollution Police Force
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He/Him
British Social Democracy Marches Onwards: A PM List:
1945-1953: Clement Attlee (Labour)

1945 (Majority) def: Winston Churchill (Conservative), Archibald Sinclair (Liberal), Ernst Brown (Liberal National)
1949 (Majority) def: Winston Churchill replaced by Lord Woolton (Conservative), Archibald Sinclair (Liberal)

1953-1955: Hugh Gaitskell (Labour)
1954 (Liberal Confidence & Supply) def: Anthony Eden (Conservative), Megan Lloyd George (Liberal)
1955-1962: Anthony Eden (Conservative)
1955 (Majority) def: Hugh Gaitskell (Labour), Jo Grimond (Liberal), Megan Lloyd George (Radicals)
1960 (Majority) def: Hugh Gaitskell (Labour), Jo Grimond (Liberal)

1962-1964: John Profumo (Conservative)
1964-1972: Anthony Greenwood (Labour)
1964 (Majority) def: John Profumo replaced by Peter Thorneycroft (Conservative), Jo Grimond (Liberal)
1968 (Majority) def: Reginald Maudling (Conservative), Eric Lubbock (Liberal), S.O.Davies (Democratic Labour)

1972-1977: Reginald Maudling (Conservative)
1972 (Majority) def: Anthony Greenwood (Labour), Eric Lubbock (Liberal), Alfred Robens (Democratic Labour)
1977-: Merlyn Rees (Labour)
1977 (Majority) def: Reginald Maudling (Conservative), Enoch Powell (National), Jeremy Thorpe (Liberal), Eddie Milne (Democratic Labour)

...And all it took was two dynamic Labour leaders, two moderate ones and the Conservatives choosing just the worst leaders in hindsight. There’s the problem that Democratic Labour has actually gained an ideology that isn’t ‘Grumpy Labour Right Wingers complain’ under the Anti-Corruption, Social Democratic, Reforming eye of Eddie Milne but that shouldn’t effect things too much...
 
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Time Enough

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Because it's become something of a favourite of mine through thesis research, there's actually an interesting TL in which Gaitskell and Bevan don't disabuse themselves of the notion that Morrison was the inevitable next leader after Attlee. There was actually a stitch-up planned whereby they would both refuse to run in order to force a Morrison coronation as part of a wider project of calling a stalemate between their respective camps. Gaitskell accepted Morrison as the man to unite them as late as October 1955 and Bevan readily acquiesced to Manny Shinwell's suggestion of standing down for the old deputy leader of the party.

Harold Wilson, just 39 years of age but having the experience of previously being a cabinet minister, privately asserted that he would run in any sort of stitch-up scenario. He didn't like Morrison at all and had already been peeling away from the core Bevanite group (Bevan was accusing him of "MacDonaldism" by '55 and Wilson was eclipsing his former ally in shadcab elections) whilst still not being an established part of the Gaitskellite group either: he was a left-leaning inbetweener with a convincing pitch of "have you seen the bloke they're forcing on us?". Had Gaitskell and Bevan both disappointed the young Wilson, then there was every possibility that his dark-horse candidacy - backed by Crossman, anti-Morrisonian Gaitskellites, and anti-Morrisonian Bevanites - could have won out.

This means Harold Wilson being leader at 39 years of age and a 43 year old Wilson facing Macmillan (or whoever succeeds Eden here) in '59.
1955 Labour Leadership Election: Harold Wilson
Def: Herbert Morrison
1956 Labour Deputy Leadership Election: Aneurin Bevan
Def: Douglas Jay, George Brown
1959 Labour Leadership Election: Harold Wilson
Def: James Callaghan
1960 Labour Deputy Leadership Election: George Brown
Def: Barbara Castle, Douglas Jay
1970 Labour Deputy Leadership Election: Barbara Castle
Def: James Callaghan, Anthony Crosland, Eddie Milne
1972 Labour Leadership Election: Denis Healey
Def: Roy Jenkins, Micheal Foot, Tony Benn
1980 Labour Leadership Election: Neil Kinnock
Def: Roy Jenkins, Tony Benn
1980 Labour Deputy Leadership Election: John Silkin
Def: David Owen, Eric Heffer
1987 Labour Deputy Leadership Election: Faye Gould
Def: Gerald Kaufman, Eric Heffer

1957-1961: Harold Macmillan (Conservative)
1959 (Coalition with Liberals) def: Harold Wilson (Labour), Jo Grimond (Liberal)
1961: John Profumo (Conservative)
1961-1970: Harold Wilson (Labour)
1961 (Majority) def: John Profumo, replaced by Selwyn Lloyd (Conservative), Jo Grimond (Liberal)
1965 (Majority) def: Selwyn Lloyd (Conservative), Eric Lubbock (Liberal)

1970-1974: Reginald Maudling (Conservative)
1970 (Majority) def: Harold Wilson (Labour), Eric Lubbock (Liberal)
1974-1980: Denis Healey (Labour)
1974 (Liberal Confidence & Supply) def: Reginald Maudling (Conservative), Eric Lubbock (Liberal)
1976 (Majority) def: Reginald Maudling (Conservative), Jeremy Thorpe (Liberal)

1980-1985: Airey Neave (Conservative)
1980 (Majority) def: Denis Healey (Labour), Jeremy Thorpe (Liberal), Dick Taverne (Democratic Labour)
1985-: Neil Kinnock (Labour)
1985 (Majority) def: Airey Neave (Conservative), David Penhaligon (Liberal), Dick Taverne (Democratic)
1989 (Majority) def: Ian Gow (Conservative), David Penhaligon-John Cartwright (Liberal-Democratic Alliance), Dave Nellist-Pat Wall (Socialist)


"Despite it's best attempts the Labour Party has failed to escape the Wilsonian consensus, the idea of Social Democracy being delivered by a charismatic 'youngster' usually from the Romantic 'Bevanite' has been repeated yet again by Neil Kinnock. But despite it all Labour yet again has to question itself, with individuals like Albert Booth, Bryan Gould, John Prescott, Chris Smith and Joan Ruddock all quite prominently offering different visions of the Labour Party for the 1990s which could take the Labour Party into the 21st Century. Especially with the violent splits between Labour and the 'Socialist' Party and the Democratic (formerly Democratic Labour) Party in the last decade it seems that Labour needs to consider reforming itself and shifting itself into a different direction..."
Mark Seddon, Party of the Living Dead: The Wilson Consensus in the Modern Day, 1990
 

Callan

Normalise Your Mum
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Location
Toronto
2009-2013: Barack Obama / Joe Biden (Democratic)
2008: John McCain / Sarah Palin (Republican)
2013-2021: Mitt Romney / Paul Ryan (Republican)
2012: Barack Obama / Joe Biden (Democratic)
2016: Hillary Clinton / John Hickenlooper (Democratic)

2021-: Pete Buttigieg / Donna Edwards (Democratic)
2020: Paul Ryan / Kelli Ward (Republican)

President Romney was moderately popular in the country. There was a solid economic recovery amid high poverty rates. Successful trade treaties across the Atlantic and Pacific and increasingly costly effort at leading a transatlantic anti-Putin coalition. But he was even less popular within the party. The inconclusive Senate results in 2012 left Obamacare repeal dead in the water and the Democratic gains two years later sunk it completely. He was a wishy-washy mess of a conservative; constantly having to compromise with Democrats, not repealing enough socialised programmes, his supreme court nominees voting on the wrong side of hot-button issues. He was something of a punching-bag all through the 2020 primaries, and while Vice President Ryan avoided the hysterical calls for court-packing and internments and greater force on the many leftist protests out on the streets, he too spoke of fulfilling many the many "missed opportunities" of the Romney years, and was forced to take on one of the most egregious acolytes of the "New GOP" as his running mate. It was of little surprise that President Romney was booed at the 2020 RNC.

Pete Buttigieg wasn't prominent in the opposition to Mike Pence's "religious freedom" bill but as he was forced to back down from it- prompted by President Romney's open criticism of it- he was obviously extremely vulnerable for re-election; and he emerged as democratic superstar for defeating governor Pence on the third recount amid the trauma of Secretary Clinton's humiliation. While accomplishing not a great deal as governor Buttigieg remained a media darling and there was little surprise when he announced a run for president in late 2019.

As expected frontrunners like Maryland's Governor Brown and Texas' Senator Castro stuttered, Elizabeth Warren appeared to be the only one with a serious chance at the nomination. This would not do for the Democratic establishment; concerned with her de-facto leadership of the Progressive faction and her many political defects; said establishment was still smarting from how she'd nearly beat Clinton to the nomination four years previously. So much of the party lined up behind the young governor, who was eventually able to set upon Senator Warren when she got into a muddle over how exactly she'd implement Medicare-for-All; Buttigieg's Medicare-for-More was more practical and sounded almost the same. Donald Trump's backhanded endorsement of Warren as "the only one who can get rid of Romney" didn't exactly help her case either.There were of course many concessions to be made; the Veep choice was as much about the great protests and riots of 2019 as about placating spurned progressives and feminists. While many satirised the Buttigieg/Ryan race as "revenge of the nerds", the younger nerd was always the frontunner as his party actually broadly liked him. Civil disturbances egged on by Breitbart, a revealed far-right plot to assassinate Senator Edwards and widespread condemnation for Ryan's running mate when she appeared to defend racist counterprotestors at Black Lives Matter marches all played into Buttigieg's hand, even as his technocratic optimism increasingly seemed to be missing the urgency of the moment.

January 20, 2021. There is great excitement as the first black and female Vice President is sworn in. There is even greater excitement as the first openly-gay president is sworn in, watched on by the first First Gentleman. The bureaucracy of America's security state drags its heels on dealing with hastily arming militias, as America first confirmed case of a new form of SARS that's been ravaging China for the last three months.
 
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zaffre

And, they are racist
Location
Massachusetts
2009-2013: Barack Obama / Joe Biden (Democratic)
2008: John McCain / Sarah Palin (Republican)
2013-2021: Mitt Romney / Paul Ryan (Republican)
2012: Barack Obama / Joe Biden (Democratic)
2016: Hillary Clinton / John Hickenlooper (Democratic)

2021-: Pete Buttigieg / Donna Edwards (Democratic)
2020: Paul Ryan / Kelli Ward (Republican)

President Romney was moderately popular in the country. There was a solid economic recovery amid high poverty rates. Successful trade treaties across the Atlantic and Pacific and increasingly costly effort at leading a transatlantic anti-Putin coalition. But he was even less popular within the party. The inconclusive Senate results in 2012 left Obamacare repeal dead in the water and the Democratic gains two years later sunk it completely. He was a wishy-washy mess of a conservative; constantly having to compromise with Democrats, not repealing enough socialised programmes, his supreme court nominees voting on the wrong side of hot-button issues. He was something of a punching-bag all through the 2020 primaries, and while Vice President Ryan avoided the hysterical calls for court-packing and internments and greater force on the many leftist protests out on the streets, he too spoke of fulfilling many the many "missed opportunities" of the Romney years, and was forced to take on one of the most egregious acolytes of the "New GOP" as his running mate. It was of little surprise that President Romney was booed at the 2020 RNC.

Pete Buttigieg wasn't prominent in the opposition to Mike Pence's "religious freedom" bill but as he was forced to back down from it- prompted by President Romney's open criticism of it- he was obviously extremely vulnerable for re-election; and he emerged as democratic superstar for defeating governor Pence on the third recount amid the trauma of Secretary Clinton's humiliation. While accomplishing not a great deal as governor Buttigieg remained a media darling and there was little surprise when he announced a run for president in late 2019.

As expected frontrunners like Maryland's Governor Brown and Texas' Senator Castro stuttered, Elizabeth Warren appeared to be the only one with a serious chance at the nomination. This would not do for the Democratic establishment; concerned with her de-facto leadership of the Progressive faction and her many political defects; said establishment was still smarting from how she'd nearly beat Clinton to the nomination four years previously. So much of the party lined up behind the young governor, who was eventually able to set upon Senator Warren when she got into a muddle over how exactly she'd implement Medicare-for-All; Buttigieg's Medicare-for-More was more practical and sounded almost the same. Donald Trump's backhanded endorsement of Warren as "the only one who can get rid of Romney" didn't exactly help her case either.There were of course many concessions to be made; the Veep choice was as much about the great protests and riots of 2019 as about placating spurned progressives and feminists. While many satirised the Buttigieg/Ryan race as "revenge of the nerds", the younger nerd was always the frontunner as his party actually broadly liked him. Civil disturbances egged on by Breitbart, a revealed far-right plot to assassinate Senator Edwards and widespread condemnation for Ryan's running mate when she appeared to defend racist counterprotestors at Black Lives Matter marches all played into Buttigieg's hand, even as his technocratic optimism increasingly seemed to be missing the urgency of the moment.

January 20, 2021. There is great excitement as the first black and female Vice President is sworn in. There is even greater excitement as the first openly-gay president is sworn in, watched on by the first First Gentleman. The bureaucracy of America's security state drags its heels on dealing with hastily arming militias, as America first confirmed case of a new form of SARS that's been ravaging China for the last three months.
I like this in an “path not taken” sort of way, especially since it’s not just [HULK SMASH DEMOCRATIC NORMS IN HULK-LONG UNITY COALITION PACT] but I have to admit, a world where Obama and then Clinton have both lost elections back to back feels like maybe the last circumstances in which the party would turn to Governor Pete - without the aspiration to be White Obama I also dunno what a Buttigieg campaign really looks like, since “you won’t believe how much even Republicans LOVE this noncontroversial first-term governor from the Midwest” runs into the same obstacle.

Will admit that I initially misread this as Buttigieg getting elected at the cost of not-coming-out-at-all, which is somewhat possible with a 2012 POD albeit probably a bit unnecessarily cruel of a twist.
 
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1974-1975: Harold Wilson (Labour)

1974 (Majority) def: Ted Heath (Conservative), Jeremy Thorpe (Liberal)
1975: Sir David Stirling (Independent leading GB75 Group)
1975: Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma (Independent leading Democratic Coalition)
1975-1984: Peter Shore (Labour)

1976 (Majority) def: Francis Pym (Unionist), Jeremy Thorpe (Liberal), Keith Joseph (National)
1980 (Majority) def: David Owen-Micheal Heseltine (Democratic-Unionist), David Steel (Liberal), Norman Tebbit (National)

1984-1988: David Owen (New Democratic)
1984 (Coalition with Liberals) def: Peter Shore (Labour), David Steel (Liberal), Norman Tebbit (National)
1986 Alternative Voting Referendum: 56% Yes, 44% No

1988-1994: Bryan Gould (Labour)
1988 (Majority) def: David Owen (New Democratic), David Steel (Liberal), Norman Tebbit (National), Eric Heffer (Workers), Nina Temple-Derek Wall (Red & Green Alliance), Dave Nellist (Militant)
1992 (Majority) def: David Owen (New Democratic), David Penhaligon (Liberal), Norman Tebbit (National), George Galloway (Workers), Nina Temple (Red & Green Alliance)

1994-1996: John Major (New Democratic)
1994 (Liberal Confidence & Supply) def: Bryan Gould (Labour), David Penhaligon (Liberal), John Redwood (National), George Galloway (Workers), Derek Wall (Red & Green Alliance)
1996-2000: Sue Slipman (New Democratic)
1996 (Majority) def: David Blunkett (Labour), David Penhaligon (Liberal), John Redwood (National), Mark Ashton (Workers), Derek Wall (Red & Green Alliance)
2000-: Deirdre Wood (Labour)
2000 (Majority) def: Sue Slipman (New Democratic), Malcolm Bruce (Liberal), David Davis (National), Mark Ashton (Workers), Derek Wall-Mike Davies (Red & Green Alliance)

1974, Harold Wilson comes into power as Britain lurches in chaos and the trade unions stand there ground it looks like Britain as we know will collapse into anarchy. So the creator of the SAS, Sir David Stirling with a number of his mercenary friends, bankers, former spies and more decide that they will help run the country with a general strike occurs...which in early 1975 the Unions threaten to do. So Stirling takes over and...anarchy happens.

A gaggle of mostly right wing former soldiers decide that they will wipe out all there enemies, trade unionists, Left Wing Labour politicians, Liberals and more. By the end of Britain's two 'Weeks of Strife' in which Louis Mountbatten helps lead the Army in taking power, large portions of Britain's Left are dead, much of the Right Wing and the establishment are seen as allies to David Stirling and Britian is still in chaos. Into the breach steps Peter Shore, one of the few Labour members of cabinet who didn't end up with a bullet in his head (though he just managed to miss a car bombing). Shore pursues a Autarkic Nationalistic view of Socialism which manages to scare off a number of the Liberals from the Labour Party in time. But fearing instability and not trusting the squabbling remains of the Conservatives Peter Shore manages to last 9 years in office, by 1984 Britain is no longer in chaos but the Trade Unions are incredibly strong and the country is more isolantionist than ever before.

In to the vacuum steps David Owen, leading the New Democratic Party, comprised of much of the former Labour Right and members of the Conservatives Left/Christian Democratic groups, Owen goes about trying to implement a Social Market economy to replace Shore's Autarkic model and pursues a mixture of Social Liberal and Christian Democratic policies. He also tries to kneecap the trade unions through a mixture of tactics and whilst they aren't as strong, Owen isn’t able to destroy them.

But the most important thing is the alternative voting referendum which allows various other parties to appear and gain strength.

Gould wins in 1988 on a platform of reform and radical socialism inspired by Shore but changed to the modern world. An attempt to make Market Socialism occurs, how successful it is, is up to debate. But the 1993 Britnet collapse allows John Major to almost get a majority based on a libertarian social market model. But this scares the Owenites who coup Major and replace him with the David Owen puppet and former Communist Sue Slipman. Slipman oversees the Telecoms Bubble bursting in 1997 and the privatisation of rail. Her attempts to bring about a ‘Third Way’ to British politics crashes upon the rocks that is Deirdre Wood, former radical Labour Councillor and member of the ‘Livingstone Lot’ in Gould’s Second Cabinet who proposes to do ‘Gouldnomics on steroids.’

Meanwhile in Sir David Stirling’s grave is violently rotating.
 

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I like this in an “path not taken” sort of way, especially since it’s not just [HULK SMASH DEMOCRATIC NORMS IN HULK-LONG UNITY COALITION PACT] but I have to admit, a world where Obama and then Clinton have both lost elections back to back feels like maybe the last circumstances in which the party would turn to Governor Pete - without the aspiration to be White Obama I also dunno what a Buttigieg campaign really looks like, since “you won’t believe how much even Republicans LOVE this noncontroversial first-term governor from the Midwest” runs into the same obstacle.
Thanks for this. This was admittedly just a one-shot based on a conversation I had with @Beata Beatrix about what the Democratic field looks like in a President Romney TL, and I can't disagree with anything you've said here, especially regarding what exactly what Buttigieg's "thing" would be here. Might just be my own wishful thinking but I think it's probably more likely to be President Warren in 2020 for all her defects; I wonder if it's possible that she beats Hillary to the punch in 2016 and goes down to inglorious defeat, leading the establishment four years later to announce that the adults are back in charge and we're plumping for this McKinsey intern.
Will admit that I initially misread this as Buttigieg getting elected at the cost of not-coming-out-at-all, which is somewhat possible with a 2012 POD albeit probably a bit unnecessarily cruel of a twist.
Hadn't really considered this but given that Buttigieg OTL apparently came out around 2014-ish it is bleakly plausible. More of the stuff of drama than our leader lists.
 

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Thanks for this. This was admittedly just a one-shot based on a conversation I had with @Beata Beatrix about what the Democratic field looks like in a President Romney TL, and I can't disagree with anything you've said here, especially regarding what exactly what Buttigieg's "thing" would be here. Might just be my own wishful thinking but I think it's probably more likely to be President Warren in 2020 for all her defects; I wonder if it's possible that she beats Hillary to the punch in 2016 and goes down to inglorious defeat, leading the establishment four years later to announce that the adults are back in charge and we're plumping for this McKinsey intern.

Hadn't really considered this but given that Buttigieg OTL apparently came out around 2014-ish it is bleakly plausible. More of the stuff of drama than our leader lists.
Warren ran a viable campaign this year but I tend to think the worse Democrats are doing, the less likely they are to pick someone like her - two losses in a row, and one for someone with the obvious talent of Obama, is going to steer the party away from anyone that would seem like a remotely risky choice and probably away from her style of professorial politics in particular. Senator Kander is a possibility although I will freely admit it's a bit of a hipster pick.

The big unknown here is how we got President Romney - if Obama lost narrowly (and I don't think a landslide was in the cards in 2012, either way) a Cleveland-esque redux once Hillary is out of the way seems very, very likely, both for age reasons and because OTL has shown us that Obama would be happy to keep steering the direction of the party just a little bit longer.
 
A name I could see being at least thrown around as a serious candidate for the 2020 nomination would be Governor Mark Schauer. After two historic candidates going down in a defeat that presumably went through the midwest he, on paper, fits pretty well into the profile I think a lot of powerbrokers would search for.