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Lists of Heads of Government and Heads of State

Time Enough

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Voznesensky post Zhdanov is interesting because his Leningrad group included Kosygin and were more technocratic oriented, and them trying to make the USSR work while under the Stalinist cult of personality is gonna be weird.
Something I find amusing, given Zhdanov’s perceived dislike towards technocrats but given how most of his seeming successors were all technocrats in there own way, maybe it was a dislike of technocrats he couldn’t control.

In this scenario, the work that Zhdanov has done in ‘culturally purifying’ the Soviet Union has essentially meant that the Cult of Personality is here to stay in some form. So a member of the Politburo is chosen to become the face of the Soviet Union supported by allies and in this case it’s Voznesensky.
 

Nyvis

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Something I find amusing, given Zhdanov’s perceived dislike towards technocrats but given how most of his seeming successors were all technocrats in there own way, maybe it was a dislike of technocrats he couldn’t control.

In this scenario, the work that Zhdanov has done in ‘culturally purifying’ the Soviet Union has essentially meant that the Cult of Personality is here to stay in some form. So a member of the Politburo is chosen to become the face of the Soviet Union supported by allies and in this case it’s Voznesensky.
"Successors you couldn't control" is a fitting and repeating theme for the soviet union, isn't it.
 

Time Enough

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"Successors you couldn't control" is a fitting and repeating theme for the soviet union, isn't it.
Well it was more, Zhdanov’s beliefs seem to have been based upon disliking the New Scientists and Engineers who were taking over the Soviet Union and there should be a purge of there power. However his main power base seemed to be made of those very same people which is amusing.
 

Blackentheborg

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I've decided @Comrade Izaac's list makes for a good template

2021-2025: Joe Biden/Kamala Harris
defeated Donald Trump/Mike Pence
2025-2029: Will Hurd/Brian Sandoval
defeated Joe Biden/Kamala Harris, Marjorie Taylor Greene/Madison Cawthorne (#WW1WGA)
2029-2037: Chokwe Antar Lumumba/Lee Carter
defeated Will Hurd/Brian Sandoval
defeated Dan Crenshaw/Nikki Haley
2037-2041: Erin Stewart/Daniel Zolnikov
defeated Lee Carter/Jared Polis
2041-204?: Liliana Bakhtiari/Amara Enyia
defeated Erin Stewart/Daniel Zolnikov

2021-2025: Joe Biden/Kamala Harris
defeated Donald Trump/Mike Pence
2025-2033: Kamala Harris/Stacey Abrams
defeated Nikki Haley/Ron DeSantis
defeated Matt Gaetz/Lance Gooden, Varshini Prakash/Michelle Mbekeani (Movement for a Peoples Party)
2033-2037: Daniel Cameron/Jaime Herrera-Beutler
defeated Stacey Abrams/Dow Constantine
defeated London Breed/Jon Ossoff
2041-204?: Andrew Yang/Lauren Underwood
defeated Jaime Herrera-Beutler/Mike Gallagher
defeated Joel Patrick/Dusty Johnson

2021-2022: Joe Biden*/Kamala Harris
defeated Donald Trump/Mike Pence
2022-2025: Kamala Harris/Pete Buttigieg
(replacing Biden)
2025-2033: Josh Hawley/Matthew Gaetz
defeated Kamala Harris/Pete Buttigieg, Brace Belden/Matt Christman (The Bit)
defeated Joe Kennedy/Nicole Galloway
2033-2041: Tulsi Gabbard/Richard Ojeda
defeated Matthew Gaetz/Paul Gosar
defeated Vickie Sawyer/Tom Cotton
2041-20??: CJ Pearson/Ariana Rowlands
defeated Richard Ojeda/Josh Gottheimer
 
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Comrade Izaac

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enyia is a critically underused figure in modern political lists.

also i understand carter's realistic need to pick a moderate to balance the ticket (you can get away with progressive/socialist, you can't get away with socialist/progressive or awhile) but do you really think he would pick the white, vocally anti-socialist Polis as opposed to someone a little more cooperative? i don't know if Polis's sexuality would be enough to galvanize many voters at that point in american history, granted idk your full vision.
 

Blackentheborg

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enyia is a critically underused figure in modern political lists.

also i understand carter's realistic need to pick a moderate to balance the ticket (you can get away with progressive/socialist, you can't get away with socialist/progressive or awhile) but do you really think he would pick the white, vocally anti-socialist Polis as opposed to someone a little more cooperative? i don't know if Polis's sexuality would be enough to galvanize many voters at that point in american history, granted idk your full vision.
I mean, Obama picked Biden.
 

rosa

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I've decided @Comrade Izaac's list makes for a good template

2021-2025: Joe Biden/Kamala Harris
defeated Donald Trump/Mike Pence
2025-2029: Will Hurd/Brian Sandoval
defeated Joe Biden/Kamala Harris, Marjorie Taylor Greene/Madison Cawthorne (#WW1WGA)
2029-2037: Chokwe Antar Lumumba/Lee Carter
defeated Will Hurd/Brian Sandoval
defeated Dan Crenshaw/Nikki Haley
2037-2041: Erin Stewart/Daniel Zolnikov
defeated Lee Carter/Jared Polis
2041-204?: Liliana Bakhtiari/Amara Enyia
defeated Erin Stewart/Daniel Zolnikov

2021-2025: Joe Biden/Kamala Harris
defeated Donald Trump/Mike Pence
2025-2033: Kamala Harris/Stacey Abrahams
defeated Nikki Haley/Ron DeSantis
defeated Matt Gaetz/Lance Gooden, Varshini Prakash/Michelle Mbekeani (Movement for a Peoples Party)
2033-2037: Daniel Cameron/Jaime Herrera-Beutler
defeated Stacey Abrahams/Dow Constantine
defeated London Breed/Jon Ossoff
2041-204?: Andrew Yang/Lauren Underwood
defeated Jaime Herrera-Beutler/Mike Gallagher
defeated Joel Patrick/Dusty Johnson

2021-2022: Joe Biden*/Kamala Harris
defeated Donald Trump/Mike Pence
2022-2025: Kamala Harris/Pete Buttigieg
(replacing Biden)
2025-2033: Josh Hawley/Matthew Gaetz
defeated Kamala Harris/Pete Buttigieg, Brace Belden/Matt Christman (The Bit)
defeated Joe Kennedy/Nicole Galloway
2033-2041: Tulsi Gabbard/Richard Ojeda
defeated Matthew Gaetz/Paul Gosar
defeated Vickie Sawyer/Tom Cotton
2041-20??: CJ Pearson/Ariana Rowlands
defeated Richard Ojeda/Josh Gottheimer
Just so you know, it's Abrams.

Interesting lists regardless
 

SenatorChickpea

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Absolutely superb list ,great job!
This is brilliant but I don't see how much further you can take i--
Thanks.

It started from a thought about how weird the end of the Guy Ritchie Sherlock Holmes must have been in-universe, and then once you begin writing in that tone it makes sense to lean into the general end of the century pulp weirdness, and then you've got Fu Manchu overthrowing the Qing and it's really difficult to work out how to get off the roller coaster.

And that's when I looked at the year I had got to in the narrative and remembered what else was published that year, and the Kim Newman-ness of it was too good to resist.
 

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"The Party of Prickly Bastards"

1963-1969: Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic)
1969-1973: Eugene McCarthy (Democratic)
1973-1981: William Scranton II (Republican)
1981-1985: Dixy Lee Ray (Democratic)
1985-1989: Howard Baker (Republican)
1989-1997: John Silber (Democratic)
1997-2001: Gary Hart (Democratic)
2001-2009: Jeb Bush (Republican)
2009-2014: John Kitzhaber (Democratic)
2014-: Amy Klobuchar (Democratic)
 

gentleman biaggi

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Bill Clinton/Al Gore (Democratic) 1993-1997

1992 Def. George H.W. Bush/Dan Quayle (Republican), Ross Perot/James Stockdale (Independent)
Bob Dole/John McCain (Republican) 1997-2001
1996 Def. Bill Clinton/Al Gore (Democratic), Ross Perot/Dave Boren (Reform)
Bill Clinton/Bill Richardson (Democratic) 2001-2001{1}
Bill Richardson/
vacant (Democratic) 2001-2002
Bill Richardson/Colin Powell (Democratic) 2002-2006 {2}
Colin Powell/
vacant (Democratic) 2006-2006
Colin Powell/
Gordon Smith (Democratic/Republican) 2006-2007
Colin Powell/Gordon Smith (Independent) 2007-2009
2000 Def. Bob Dole/John McCain (Republican)
2004 Def. Jim Gilmore/George Pataki (Republican), Ron Paul/Bob Barr (Libertarian)

Jesse Ventura/Angus King (Independent) 2009-2010
Jesse Ventura/Angus King (People's) 2010-2013

Jesse Ventura/Jim Sykes (People's) 2013-2017
2008 Def. (Backed by Libertarian-Green-Reform-Nader08 Alliance) Jim Oberweis/Dick Murphy (Republican), Jerry Springer{3}/Chris John (Democratic), Virgil Goode/Barry Goldwater Jr. (Constitution), Walt Brown/Peter Camjeo (Socialist)
2012 Def. Ken Blackwell/Mitch Daniels (Republican), Rick Larsen/Mark Dayton (Democratic)
Gresham Barrett/Joe Scarborough (Union) 2017-????
2016 Def. Nancy Jacobson/David Zuckerman (People's)
2020 Def. Kris Roberts/Connie Johnson (People's)

{1} Killed in 9/11
{2} Resigned due to corruption + Pedophilia Scandal
{3} Allowed to run due to 28th Amendment

Bill Clinton's political return was quite a strange one. After losing in a shocker in 1996, largely blamed on the return to power of the Communist Party in Russia, along with a surprisingly energetic Bob Dole campaign, Clinton spent four years plotting his return to the political scene. During that time he campaigned with Democratic candidates across the nation, and helped lead the way for the "New New South" in the 1998 midterms, where Democrats surprisingly swept the south and made massive gains. With this momentum in mind, Clinton announced his much-awaited return to politics, and after defeating a primary filled with losers, low-lifes, and surprisingly... Ted Turner?, Democrats nominated ol' Bill for a third time, but this time he was without his old partner Al Gore, who had returned to Tennessee to stand in the background and mumble while his wife yelled about violent video games. Instead, Bill Clinton chose his old buddy from New Mexico Bill Richardson, and with it created a legendary "Bill & Bill" combo.

As it turned out, Americans had more than enough of Bob Dole by the time the 2000 election had rolled around. Dole had failed to stay popular after a term full of controversial cuts to social programs and a large lack of charisma. Even his biggest campaign promise, keeping Americans safe from Russia by couping their government and destabilizing their country, failed when the American-backed military junta spit out an insane Zhirinovsky-Vlasov-Limonov alliance that took power and shortly thereafter angered all of America's allies and actually posed a bigger threat than some weak, watered down, "Socialist" Russia. So the neoconservatives swung back to Clinton, he crushed Dole with his charisma, built back the Clinton coalition and got ready for another great 4 years in office.

Of course, Clinton barely got to boot up his computer in the White House before tragedy struck. On September 11, 2001, President Bill Clinton was sitting in the Oval Office, when a plane hijacked by Al-Qaeda rammed into the White House and killed the President, his family, and much of the staff. The attack was a coordinated plan by the terrorist organization to destabilize America by hitting the White House, Pentagon, and Twin Towers. Vice President Bill Richardson, who was too busy campaigning in California for a special election to be murdered, was sworn in that day with hopes that he would help the country rebuild. Hey, he even got that old man who hated politics so much, Colin Powell, to be his Vice President

Unfortunately, the country wanted more than just to rebuild, they wanted violent revenge, and Richardson, being a people-pleaser, went along with this, and declared war on Afghanistan, which later turned into a declaration of war on Iraq, which later turned into a declaration of war on Syria, which later turned into a declaration of war on Libya, which later turned into a declaration of war on North Korea. The security state was let loose and many personal freedoms Americans once held dear were stripped away. Republicans, who went along with many of these proposals, entered the political wilderness, being crushed in the 2002 and 2004 elections despite a Jim Gilmore/George Pataki ticket that just screamed "We Want To Be The 9/11 Party Too!".

After 2004, Richardson looked like he would retire in the upper echelon of presidents as long as he won his wars and kept his personal life clean. His administration, despite strife abroad, had begun many socially liberal policies, pushing for greater environmental and labor protections and the liberalization of government policies on LGBTQ+ people. That was of course until 2006, when Richardson was caught both on corruption charges, and even worse, on pedophilia charges after being tied to famed New York financier Jeffery Epstein. Richardson resigned in disgrace after achieving a nearly 1% approval rating and an expected near-unanimous impeachment trial even with a 60+ seat Democratic senate. Now I know what you're thinking "oh this must've been a fantastic time for Republicans right?" Well you'd think so, until Republican Dennis Hastert, who just so happened to be one of the faces of the Republican congressional campaign was caught also being a corrupt pedophile, and was forced to resign after a bloody standoff within his party.

Americans, now looking at two political parties that they felt held corrupt pedophiles from top to bottom, began to look for other options. In the 2006 campaign, over 30 members of third parties and independents were elected to the house, while 4 were elected to the senate. Greens, Libertarians, Reformers, Constitutionalists, hell, even a member of the Oregon Socialist Party, now had representation in the house. This came underneath president Colin Powell, who originally hoped to continue being a Democrat, but who after appointing Oregon senator Gordon Brown to be his VP, decided it was time to leave petty partisanship and become a "President for All Americans". Luckily for Powell, he survived his term, but the dominant political system of the United States would not.

The election of multiple third party candidates in 2006 forced the press to ask themselves "is there any person who can unite this sort of anti-establishment feeling and unite it behind a single cause?" The answer was yes, Jesse Ventura, the retired two-term governor of Minnesota, had long been a strong anti establishment political figure. With this, Ventura, along with freshman senator Angus King, announced a presidential campaign. Ventura's campaign, notable for being the most competitive third party campaign in 16 years, sucked up all the air in the room as his candidacy went around the nation picking up endorsements, raising money, and getting ballot access through any means necessary. Ventura write-in campaigns entered almost every party, big or small's primary. Ventura's strategy of disrupting the party system through multiparty collaboration worked out very well, as his supporters hijacked almost every third party, from the most major Reform, Libertarian, and Green ones, to the most minor, like the Vegan and Prohibition Parties, while polling quite well within the major parties. Hell, Ventura write-ins managed a victory in the Oregon Democratic and Hawaii Republican primaries.

The Ventura saga sucked all the air out of the room for what was truly a wacky election. Democrats nominated freshman senator Jerry Springer as their candidate in the hopes of attracting enough media attention to save the party's meger poll numbers. Springer was only allowed to run because of a new Amendment that passed allowing foreign-born citizens to run, but his campaign hit a wall due to the Democrats having to defend the many failures of the wars they were fighting, the growing recession, and of course Richardson's resignation. As for Republicans, they nominated Jim Oberweis, who had been narrowly elected governor in 2006 and ran an outsider campaign for the nomination. Of course, this wasn't a fantastic look considering that Oberweis was endorsed by Hastert who campaigned heavily for him in 2006, but hey if it works it works.

If you weren't interested in Ventura, Springer, or Oberweis, there was always two more third parties who remained Ventura-less. The first was the Constitution Party, who Ventura didn't want to touch with a 10-foot pole due to his ardant pro-choice beliefs and liberal policies. Instead they nominated Jim Gilmore's replacement as governor Virgil Goode, who had begun to break from the Republican Party before officially doing so in 2006. Then there was the Socialists, who nominated their 2004 nominee but this time had national ballot access. They polled in the 5% range as the recession continued forward, and many began to look at a more radical economic outcome.

In the end, none of it mattered, Ventura pulled off a massive victory as he was the only candidate not connected to some shady business or who was actually relevant. Ventura's "radical centrist" platform mixed with heavily populist rhetoric and policies allowed for him to win over the hearts and minds of Americans, hoping for some amount of change in dark times. However, when Ventura entered the White House he felt strapped for allies, and his cabinet, which included people such as former Vice President John McCain, former Representatives Ron Paul, Tim Penny, Jim Traficant, and Dennis Kucinich, former governors Dick Lamm, Lowell Weicker, Gary Johnson, close allies Mae Schunk, Jack Gargan, Russell Means, Dean Barkley, and Tom Golisano, and random cranks like Ted Weill, Leonard Umina, Mike Gabbard, William Schluter, Bob Healey, Gene Burns, and Ralph Steadman, along with his third party opponents Virgil Goode and Walt Brown, that all caused a controversy one way or the other.

Despite this collection of personalities, Ventura actually got a mostly left-wing agenda across, becoming much more of a left-populist and ending American engagement in many foreign wars, along with an"official" ending to the war on drugs, the deconstruction of most of the FBI and CIA's power, the beginning of federal support for gay marriage, a surprisingly large tax cut that came out of the military's pockets, the ending of the famed embargo with Cuba and NAFTA, and massive infrastructure projects that both provided cheap transportation and a way for more people to get money in a recession. Ventura ended up creating the "People's Party" in late 2009 with Angus King and many others, that created a "united third party" of sorts. The People's Party, having pushed populist policies and having high popularity for an incumbent party, managed to gain house and senate seats across the nation, while also creating chaos across the country due to accusations of "vote-splitting".

Ultimately, the first part of the Ventura presidency went slightly well, despite calls from the left to do more on certain domestic issues, such as gay rights and healthcare, and calls from Libertarians to do more free trade and other libertarian shit. However, Angus King, Ventura's long suffering VP, had grown to dislike his job and had moved away from Ventura politically. He announced that he would not be joining the president for a second term, and was returning to Maine to run another senate campaign. Ventura, who continued his move to the left, chose former Green representative-turned-Secretary of Energy Jim Sykes to replace King. Sykes was quite popular, particularly in some key prairie states, and was generally regarded as a safe choice from the People's Party's left wing.

Ventura's move to the left caused the Republicans and Democrats to feel that Americas would see him as a promise-breaker and radical. This caused Republicans to nominate Ken Blackwell, a crazy conservative who won over Republicans hearts and minds with his strong right-wing stances on most issues. However, Blackwell polled poorly against Ventura, and many thought that Democrats could return to the White House after nearly institutionally collapsing. This plan failed when Democrats nominated Washington governor Rick Larsen, who was the political equivalent to white bread, and who, in a three-party race had almost no appeal or staying power. Instead the election was focused on the Ventura-Blackwell contest of personalities and policies, with both men having almost opposite views for the nation. It turned out that Blackwell's view was the less popular one, and Ventura won with a slightly reduced majority.

Ventura's second term was, admittedly, much less successful than his first. Despite promising universal healthcare and other such economic policies, most of his plans were shut down by congress, and Ventura, despite attempting to stay noninterventionist, stumbled into what would become the Third Korean War, which Ventura later described as the "biggest mistake of my presidency". Ventura also faced a level of chaos within his own party, with multiple cabinet purges and high level-primaries occuring that actively hurt the People's Party, particularly when the remaining Democrats formed an alliance with Republicans that eventually became the "Union Party". While this did help People's Party numbers go up a little, with left wing Democrats joining the People's Party, it also arguably hurt them, as the loften incoherent Left-Libertarian politics of the Ventura administration became more coherent and therefore much easier to campaign against. This caused the People's Party to lose seats for the first time in their existence in 2014, and the rise of the Union Party.

In 2016, the Union Party was the clear front-runner. While Ventura had stayed above water personal popularity-wise, the Union Party did not, and they had no one to truly match Ventura's popularity. However, 16 straight years of liberal policy on domestic issues caused the Union Party to take a much more moderate approach to politics, nominating South Carolina Governor Gresham Barrett, who entered politics as one of the most right-wing congressmen in the nation before moving steadily to the middle and becoming a more outspoken moderate during the Ventura years. Still, Barrett held a neoconservative foreign policy and was not afraid to appeal to social conservatives when necessary. The People's Party on the other hand, nominated Nancy Jacobson, who had been one of Ventura's closest allies after leaving the Democratic Party in 2006 due to her disgust over the Richardson scandal before making her way as Ventura's Chief of Staff and later as Secretary of the Treasury and as chairman of the People's Party. Jacobson wasn't particularly charismatic, but she had Ventura's support, and ran a campaign that attempted to fuse Ventura's radical centrism from '08 with his left-populism of '12, and often coming across as ungenuine. Jacobson did alright, but her campaign failed to catch up to Barrett's, and she lost hard, especially as the economy began to destabilize as election day grew closer.

Barrett, despite fearmongering about his old beliefs and policies has remained a surprisingly calm president on domestic matters, not touching Ventura's movements on gay rights and the War on Drugs. However, he has returned to the Richardson/Powell foreign doctrine, with his continued attacks on the Middle East and hard pushes in the Third Korean War that have sparked controversy across the globe. Barret has also begun to take a much harsher stance on "curbing Russia's influence" as Russia continues to expand past its boundaries and influence foreign affairs. This was largely the focal point of Kris Roberts, his People's Party opponent in 2020's campaign, but that strategy largely failed, with Americans, while not liking the wars, agreeing that Russia's influence has become dangerous and feeling good about the increasing strength of the "Barrett Economy". However, the People's Party, after losing two straight elections, looks to be returning to the white house in 2024, and they have a strong batch of candidates to do so...
 

Comrade Izaac

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2021-2025: Joe Biden (Democratic)
(With Kamala Harris)
2020 Def.
Donald J. Trump Sr./Mike Pence (Republican) [306-232]

2025-2029:
Nikki Haley (Republican)
(With John Thune)
2024 Def. Kamala Harris/Stephen Lynch (Democratic), Kanye West/Mike Maturen (Independent) [326-212]

2029-2037: Nina Turner (Democratic)
(With Gregorio Cesar)
2028 Def.
Nikki Haley/John Thune (Republican) [322-220]
2032 Def. Josh Hawley/Adrienne Bennett (Republican) [101,650,873-90,125,022]

2037-20xx: Kaniela S. Ing (Democratic)
(With Summer Lee)
2036 Def. Joy Hofmeister/Mike Lee (Republican), Daniel Zolnikov/Kim Klacik (New Libertarians) [98,459,645-81,767,530-19,055,710]
Ok so this entire scenario is dependant on two things happening. Firstly, The Biden Administration, which is looked back on as a grand disappointment or temporary setback above anything else by most Americans, does manage to get a lukewarm voting rights act called The Abrams Act passed just in time to go into effect in 2024. Secondly, the effects of climate change continue to worsen over the course of the 2020s as world leaders take, at best, lukewarm steps to combat the increasingly prominent threat of climate change. This causes economic turmoil in much of the Global South, as well as the world at large. One of the consequences of this in the United States is the beginning of a decade of migration from the coastal areas of the United States to areas more inland, which include states that had began to agreesively combat climate change themselves like Illinois and Pennsylvania.

These aren't the only things that cause progressivism to rise in the United States in the manner that it does. Ever widening wealth inequality, stagnant wages, periodic energy shortages, widespread systemic racial and gender discrimination, the slow death of the manufacturing sector due to the rapid growth of automation, and two very unpopular American interventions in Haiti and Somalia, apart of Haley's plan to "Restore American leadership in global security", among other things would cause progressive ideals to grow in America (and the political power to affect change on a large scale with it).

The first signs of this come in 2024, when Andrew Yang, the fairly progressive Mayor of New York who held the distinction of "One of the only politicians in America not viscerally hated by most average people", would make a much larger than expected splash against "The Anointed One", Vice President Harris. The DNC's desicion to replace the Iowa Caucus with Michigan Caucus, a state facing the consequences of both climate change and automation, ends up giving fairly obvious unwanted momentum to Yang after he narrows a ten-point polling defecate to finish 0.9% behind Harris running on a comparitively ambitious platform. Although he obviously doesn't win, he manages to win a half score of states and would boost the strength of progressive candidates in downballot races all across the country.

After Harris's loss to the old-school conservative Haley, the progressives only advance further on a message of "We fucking told you this was going to happen". One of the biggest victories for the American Left comes in Ohio in 2026, where the firebrand populist Congresswoman Nina Turner managed to flip the Governor's mansion after defeating Lt. Gov Jon Husted. Turner's victory is one of many in those early years, both electorally and in terms of direct organizing; The previously moribund American Labor Movement begins to slowly rebuild itself as conditions worsen and progressives get more bold in their tactics, resulting in a decades-long high number of union registrations, elections, and strikes all across the country. In 2028, a crucial year in modern American political history, Governor Turner takes her place as the standard bearer of the American Left as the conditions seem ripe for a progressive candidate to take the lead. Taking on a field that includes Arizona's Senator Krysten Sinema, Florida's Governor DeSoto, Former Secretary Buttigieg, and Massachusetts' Governor Moulton, the primaries highlight the greater conflict between the progressive and centrist factions over control of the Democratic Party and Turner takes much of the full force of the American bourgeoisie. However, Turner, unlike Sanders, positions herself directly as an enemy of the institutional Democratic Party, running on "Smashing the establishment that has ruled us for decades" directly compared to Sanders, whose attempts to present himself as a savior for the Democratic Party and willing partner (given cooperation, of course) would back fire. In turn, Turner is able to establish a movement that understands that the entire Democratic Party has to be burned down and rebuilt from the bottom up and ensuring that it is. Combined with a strong grassroots mobilization operation and small donor base modeled off of the 2020 Sanders Campaign, Turner wins both Michigan and New Hampshire; From there, to the surprise of much of the political world who thought either "Secretary Pete" or Governor DeSoto would be the future of the Democratic Party, it's Turner's game. In July of that year, Turner appropriately receives the Democratic nomination in Seattle, a city synonymous with socialism in the minds of many Americans, giving the "With these hands" Speech, widely regarded as one of the best political speeches of the 21st Century.

While Turner had already been polling healthily ahead of Haley for much of the Summer, the police killings of Marty De La Hoya and Precious Carter in the Summer of 2028 and increasingly worse news about American casualties in the absolute clusterfuck that was now Haiti see Turner's lead expand as the Democrats take advantage of the opportunity at hand with Turner's leadership. A remarkably strong first two debate performances and a notable presence at the General Strike for Racial Justice in October help to boost Turner's numbers in the last months of the race, hammering Haley hard on issues like climate change, foreign policy, and racial justice. Turner overall would end up galvanizing a large section of traditional non-voters and politically inactive working class Americans, namely young people, minorites, and women and she would reap the rewards from this not only with a strong victory in the Presidential election, but the securing of a strong progressive mandate in congress; Between 2021 and the election of Nina Turner, the CPC nearly triples in size. Turner's strongest victories would come in the Rust Belt and South West, both areas that had seen large amounts of climate migrants take up residence in their respective states, indicating how climate change spefically had affected the electoral map.

Now actually President, Turner cemented herself as one of history's great progressive reformers. With established political power, public support, and friends in high places, Turner and her allies in Congress and the Administration pass a number of key pieces of legislation that would completely overhaul American society in time. Supreme Court expansion was first on Turner's long to-do list, realizing that any hope for a progressive Administration in America lied in the Supreme Court ruling their reforms constitutional. That particular fight was long and grueling, but one that eventually worked out in Turner's favor. The addition of several seats to the court in late 2028 gives Turner both the ability to appoint several Justices (now with twenty-year term limits) and largely free reign to enact her progressive program. Federally legalized marijuana, rent control, a 25$ minimum wage tied to inflation, progressive taxation, a bill strongly regulating automation, the passage of the labor favorable PRO Act, a universal healthcare system based on Bernie Sanders' original M4A proposal, and the beginning pieces of legislation that would become known as the "Green New Deal" would all come about just during the first few years of Turner's Presidency, not to mention the vast withdrawals from American occupations overseas and progressive budgeting of the Administration. Paid sick and family leave, a 36 hour work week, tuition free public colleges and universities, a federal job guarantee, the repeal of the Patriot Act and the passage of the Digital Civil Liberties Bill and vast immigration and policing reform would come later in the Turner Administration; The big one, the abolition of the electoral college, would come in 2027 and is generally viewed by historians as marking the end of the Plutocratic Era in America.

Eight years of Turner work out pretty well for the United States and the world as a whole. The Administration's domestic reforms see the U.S economy rise while problems like poverty, unemployment, homelessness, and wealth inequality all continue to drop, among other things. Americans have a lot more personal freedom and far more time to utilize it than previously, the nations standard of living for working class Americans increasing drastically between the start of Turner's first term and the start of her succesor's. Foreign affairs wise, Turner centers her foreign policy around dovish military policies and uniting the world to fight the threat of climate change, an issue that is addressed far more frequently and intensely during this point. Still, the U.S is in kind of an awkward position as India, the world's fastest growing economy, aligns itself with Brazil and China continues to grow closer to the United States' traditional allies in Europe, who had become increasingly distant since the end of the Obama Administration. Still, given the Administration's dovish foreign policy, the world at large is a much less tense and peaceful place under Turner as the world focuses much of it's collective energy on battling climate change.

This is the world that Turner's succesor, the young and photogenic Senator Ing of Hawaii, finds himself trying to navigate. Having won a third term and renewed, albeit much more narrow, congressional majority for the Democrats fairly easily, inarguably aided by the revival of the old Libertarian Party under the charismatic Montanan Zolnikov splitting the right-wing vote, Ing is in a better position than one of his ideological leanings and class could have hoped for a decade ago. The Green New Deal is still in full swing and the world is beginning to reach a boiling point as the inevitable global resource shortages expand beyond just gas and fresh fruit and vegetables. At this point, the world could go anyway.

President Ing hopes that he can complete the vision of Sanders and Turner, finish the Green New Deal, overhaul American society once and for all and keep the world in a state of relative peace. Well, can he?
 

Turquoise Blue

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Honestly, I find this FH list rather boring, narrative wise. There's no failures shown from the Turner Presidency, when even the greatest leaders have their failures.

Absolutely no narrative tension, no 'this policy will have to wait another year' stuff.

Most interesting bit was the implication that America was becoming diplomatically isolated in the world, but that's not followed up on.
 
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2021-2022: Joe Biden*/Kamala Harris
defeated Donald Trump/Mike Pence
2022-2025: Kamala Harris/Pete Buttigieg
(replacing Biden)
2025-2033: Josh Hawley/Matthew Gaetz
defeated Kamala Harris/Pete Buttigieg, Brace Belden/Matt Christman (The Bit)
defeated Joe Kennedy/Nicole Galloway
2033-2041: Tulsi Gabbard/Richard Ojeda
defeated Matthew Gaetz/Paul Gosar
defeated Vickie Sawyer/Tom Cotton
2041-20??: CJ Pearson/Ariana Rowlands
defeated Richard Ojeda/Josh Gottheimer
Why do people keep putting Gabbard in those lists. It's pretty clear she's finished. She didn't even run for her own seat.

I don't know, might be a weird pet peeve, sorry.
 
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