The McCrone Report is released in 1977, causing the SNP to withdraw support for the Government causing a General Election where Thatcher wins a minority, but the SNP win a majority of Scottish seats. A resulting Indy-ref is held in 1979 with Yes narrowly winning. In 1981, Scotland leaves the United Kingdom.
Prime Ministers and Monarchs of the Kingdom of Scotland 1981-Present.
1. William Wolfe : SNP (1981-1983)
2. Gordon Wilson : SNP (1983-1988)
3. Dennis Canavan : Labour (1988-1992)
4. John Smith : Labour (1992-1994)
5: Gordon Brown : Labour (1994-2000)
6: Alex Salmond : SNP (2000-2010)
7: Mike Russell : Reform (2010-2015)
8: Nicola Sturgeon : SNP/Labour/Liberal Coalition (2015-Present)
A) Elizabeth I (1981-1984)
B) Francis I (1984-1998)
C) Sophie I (1998-Present)
Notes on the Prime Ministers.
1. William Wolfe becomes the Prime Minister after the SNP win the first Scottish General Election. He is forced to resign after it is found he tried to block a visit by the Pope to Scotland and accusations of sectarianism.
2. Gordon Wilson takes over, splitting the SNP in the Republic referendum which is narrowly won by the Monarchists. As a sop, he forces an abdication bill and the head of the Stuart line, Francis Wittelsbach becomes Francis I. In spite of the divisions, he leads the party to a minority government in the 1986 election. The only notable achievement during this period is the creation of the Scottish North Sea Oil Fund. The proves unstable though and Labour win a landslide in 1988.
3. Dennis Canavan wins a majority, beginning entry talks to take Scotland into the EEC. In 1992, a year before the scheduled General Election, he resigns following disastrous local election results in which Labour finish third.
4. John Smith wins the Labour leadership and takes charge of the party going into the 1993 General Election, where he wins a minority government. Under his leadership, Scotland joins the EU. He dies in office.
5. Gordon Brown, John Smiths protege takes charge, pushing for a reforming agenda, under his leadership, the Pound Scots is unpegged from Sterling. Under his leadership, Edinburgh hosts the peace talks which end the war in the Balkans. The Shetland and Orkney Assemblies, with powers comparable to the Faroe Islands are created during his first four years. He wins a minority in 1998, but is implicated with the fall of the Clydesdale Bank in 1999, in which £190 million of public funds are spent in a nationalisation. In 2000 Labour lose a confidence vote and then the election.
6. The SNP win the first majority in Parliament since 1988. The administration is successful in abolishing the Senate, moving Scotland from a bicameral system to a unicameral one. He opposes the war on Iraq and wins a second term. A second term is secured in 2005. A second Republic referendum is held in 2006, which is lost following a dispute over the manner of republic offered. In 2008, the financial crash brings down the Royal Bank of Scotland and the SNP are blamed over regulation. A group of MPs leave the party and join the Conservatives under new leader Mike Russell who have re-branded as the Reform Party.
7. Russell wins the 2010 election with a narrow majority. During his time in office, the right to buy is given to Council House owners in a bid to stimulate the economy. Further, coal mining, steel works and Telecoms are privatised. He also pushes through Trade Union reforms, causing the largest strike action since Independence. These are implemented, but there are notable divisions in Scotland following them.
8. The 2015 General Election sees the Reform Party as the largest single party, but the SNP, Labour and Liberal Parties work together to create an anti-Reform majority. Minor changes are made to the trade union reforms and with the Oil Fund, now topping £1.5 Trillion and income exceeding oil revenue, funding to the Oil Fund is cut in a bid to boost public spending without increasing taxation. A referendum is held on STV in 2018, which passes. The 2020 election is to be held under that system.
Notes on the Monarchs.
A) Elizabeth I - Abdicated following Act of Parliament following the Republic Referendum of 1984.
B) Francis I - Quiet reign Mildly unpopular due to time being split between Scotland and Bavaria. Abdicated in favour of Sophie, Princess of Liechtenstein in 1998, returns to Germany.
C) Sophie I - Scotland enters a personal Union with Lichtenstein. Her family take up full-time residence in Holyrood Palace. Survives the second Republic referendum.
Ah, that would be “slomayut” unless I’m mistaken, “slova” being the plural.
Surprising no-one, I am bad at RussianI think the word for "to break" in this context would be "slomat" (which is the perfective version of "lomat"). The 3rd person plural for that is "slomayut."
Presidents of Russia
2012-2024: Vladimir Putin (United Russia/Independent)
'12: Gennady Zyuganov (Communist), Mikhail Prokhorov (Independent), Vladimir Zhirinovsky (LDPR)
'18: Pavel Grudinin (Communist), Vladimir Zhirinovsky (LDPR), Sergey Baburin (Russian All-People's Union), Ksenia Sobchak (Civic Initiative), Boris Titov (Party of Growth), others
2024-2028: Maxim Oreshkin (United Russia)
defeated Igor Lebedev (LDPR), Ksenia Sobchak (Party of Changes), Nikolay Platoshkin (For New Socialism), Maxim Suraykin (Communists of Russia), others
2028-2031: Vladimir Putin (Independent)†
defeated Igor Lebedev (LDPR), Ksenia Sobchak (Party of Changes), Maxim Suraykin (Communists of Russia), Alexei Kudrin (Independent), Grigory Yavlinsky (Yabloko), others
2031-2031: Daniil Yegorov (United Russia) [ACTING]
2031-2031: Anton Vaino (United Russia) [ACTING]
2031-2032: Igor Rotenberg (United Russia)
defeated Konstantin Malofeev (Independent), Sergei Furgal (LDPR), Ksenia Sobchak (Peace, Land, Bread), others
2032-20??: Igor Rotenberg (United Russia) [Lawful Faction]
recognised by the United Nations, +50 countries
2032-20??: Konstantin Malofeev (Independent) [Unlawful Faction]
recognised by +20 countries
2032-20??: Ilya Yashin/Leonid Razvozzhayev (Slova Slomayut Tsement) [Revolutionary Faction]
unrecognised by international authorities
The existence of the Far Eastern Republic - sometimes the Second Far Eastern Republic according to pundits and more "nostalgic" locals, often colloquially called the Priamurye - is a matter of chance. The largest breakaway state within the borders of the Russian Federation, officially claiming territory from the Suntar-Khayata Range all the way to Sakhalin and Vladivostok, declared its independence all the way in the beginnings of 2032, as Malofeev clamored for a March of the Black Hundreds on the "cosmopolitan" Rotenberg government and Sergei Furgal, a man martyred by the indignant vertical of power in Moscow, returned to Khabarovsk half-blind, aged and suffering the after effects of poisoning to be greeted by tens of thousands of adoring onlookers. As the center of Moscow drowned in brawls and fires, Furgal quickly convinced Khabarovsk and Vladivostok's governments to declare independence ("for as long as the situation in Moscow remains chaotic", he said), and was quickly swept into power by the crowds of devoted voters, more attracted to the idea of Furgal than the man.lol'd at Sobchak leading a "Peace, Land, Bread" party
Presidents of the Far Eastern Republic
2032-2033: Sergei Furgal (Independent)
defeated Viktor Fedoreyev (Our Krai), Maksim Kukushkin (Communist – Left Front), Ilya Ermolayev (Russian Movement)
unrecognised by international authorities
2033-20??: [Mikhail Timofeyev / Nikita Kozhemyako / Alexei Starichkov] as Sergei Furgal (Far Eastern People's)
recognised by +4 countries
It leading to a party for Christian Democracy would be interesting. Not sure who would be the candidates in the '70s and '80s would be or what it'd be called but, hey, it's an ideaGraham's Anti-Catholicism being rewarded would be a short term disaster but possibly fascinating in it's repercussions. Excited to see where you go with it. Might do my own though.