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Lists of Heads of Government and Heads of State

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Well somebody in the Pub was talking about May=Wilson and Corbyn=Thatcher, and I did have an evening free, so...

Prime Ministers of the United Kingdom 2016-2058 or Agent Weetabix

2016-2018 Theresa May (Conservative)
2017 (Minority with DUP confidence and supply) def. Jeremy Corbyn (Labour), Nicola Sturgeon (SNP), Tim Farron (Liberal Democrat), Arlene Foster (DUP), Gerry Adams (Sinn Fein)

2018-2022 Philip Hammond (Conservative)

2022-2033 Jeremy Corbyn (Labour)
2022 (Majority) def. Philip Hammond (Conservative), Jo Swinson (Liberal Democrat), Nicola Sturgeon (SNP)
2026 (Majority) def. David Davis (Conservative), Jo Swinson and Anna Soubry (Start Again-Liberal Democrat Alliance)
2030 (Majority) def. Michael Gove (Conservative), Jo Swinson and Nicky Morgan (Start Again-Liberal Democrat Alliance)


2034-2039 Emily Thornberry (Labour)
2034 (Majority, then minority with Plaid Cymru & Green confidence and supply) def. Michael Gove (Conservative), Kelly-Marie Blundell (Democratic)

2039-2049 Tom Dowse (Conservative)
2039 (Majority) def. Emily Thornberry (Labour), Kelly-Marie Blundell (Democratic)
2043 (Majority) def. Lauren Stocks (Labour), Thomas Gravatt (Democratic)
2047 (Majority) def. Laura Pidcock (Labour), Thomas Gravatt (Democratic)


2049-2052 Kirstene Hair (Conservative)

2052-2058 Eli Aldridge (Labour)
2052 (Coalition with Democrats) def. Kristine Hair (Conservative), James Dart (Democratic)
2057 (Majority) def. William Lloyd (Conservative), William Jones (For Britain),
James Dart (Democratic)

2057-???? Hamza Touzzale (Labour)
2058 (Minority with Sinn Fein confidence and supply) def. Ben Bradley (Conservative), William Jones (For Britain), Dominic Buxton (Democratic), Orla Nic Biorna (Sinn Fein), Emma Little-Pengelly (DUP)
 
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Chancellors of the United Celtic Kingdom
Iain MacCaimbeulaich, 2nd Duke of Earra-Ghàidheal (Parliamentarian-Alba) 1723-1730

Anraí Ó Baoighill, 1st Earl of Sionainn (Parliamentarian-Eire) 1730-1743
Tavish de la Haye, Viscount Duplin (Parliamentarian-Alba) 1743-1749
Roparzh fil Pierrick (Royalist-Braize) 1749-1752
Tavish de la Haye, 9th Earl of Kinnoull (Parliamentarian-Alba) 1752-1756
Sir Uilleam MacMoireabh (Parliamentarian-Alba) 1756-1763

Iain Cùram, 3rd Earl of Bute (Royalist-Alba) 1763-1769
Artúr Mac Guiness (Parliamentarian-Eire) 1769-1775
Sir Ffransis ap Morgan (Parliamentarian-Kemray) 1775

Eanraig Dùndeas (Royalist-Alba) 1775-1794
Raibert Cùram, Viscount Caisleán Riabhach (Royalist-Alba) 1794-1803

Henry Herbert, 1st Earl of Caernarfon (Parliamentarian-Kemray) 1803-1805

Raibert Cùram, Viscount Caisleán Riabhach (Royalist-Alba) 1805
Roparzh fil Charlez, 3rd Duke of Sant-Maloù (Royalist-Braize) 1805

Sir Tomos ap Tomos (Independent/Military-Kemray) 1805-1807

Stewards of the Crown of the United Celtic Kingdom
Sir Tomos ap Tomos (Independent/Military-Kemray) 1807-1821

Artúr Wesley, 4th Duke of Baile Uí Mhornáin (Independent/Military-Eire) 1821-1834
Tamhas Ó Ceannéidigh (Independent, later Reform-Alba) 1834-1837

First Secretaries of State of the United Celtic Kingdom
Tamhas Ó Ceannéidigh (Reform-Alba) 1837-1840
Baltair Dùghlas, 5th Earl of Dail Cheith (Legalist-Alba) 1840-1841
Tamhas Ó Ceannéidigh (Reform-Alba) 1841-1846
Anraí Seán Tempall, 3rd Viscount Bhaile Phámar (Reform-Eire) 1846-1851

Seòras Gòrdan, 4th Earl of Inverdeen ("Maverick"-Alba) 1851-1854
Anraí Seán Tempall, 3rd Viscount Bhaile Phámar (Reform-Eire) 1854-1863
Risteárd Bourke, 6th Earl of Mhaigh Eo (National-Eire) 1863-1868
Sir Robart Kermode (National-Mannin) 1868-1870

Sir Raibert Duff (Reform-Alba) 1870-1877
Harri Herbert, 4th Earl of Caernarfon (National-Kemray) 1877-1885
Sir Juluan Verne (Reform-Braize) 1885-1891
Sir Oscar Bhílde (Reform Unionist-Eire) 1891-1895
Juluan Verne, 1st Marquess of Nantes (Reform-Braize) 1895-1899
Sir Artair Balfour (National-Alba) 1899-1907
Sir Dafydd ap Gwilym (Reform-Kemray) 1907-1911
Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch (Reform-Kemray (Kernow)) 1911-1917

Sir Eideard Carson (National-Alba) 1917-1924
Dafydd ap Gwilym, 1st Earl of Dwyfor (Reform-Kemray) 1924-1927

Prime Ministers of the United Celtic Kingdom
Dafydd ap Gwilym, 1st Earl of Dwyfor (Reform-Kemray) 1927-1931
Seumas Greum, 6th Duke of Monadh Rois (National-Alba) 1931-1937
Maol-Chaluim MacDhòmhnaill (Socialist-Alba) 1937-1946
Sir Risteárd Ó Maolchatha (National-Eire) 1946-1954
Megan ferch Dafydd (Socialist-Kemray) 1954-1963
Loeiz Ar Rouz (National-Braize) 1963-1967
Eoin Ó Loingsigh (National-Eire) 1967-1972

Tòmas Boid (Socialist-Eire) 1972-1977
Uilleam Ros (Socialist-Alba) 1977-1979

Meical Heseltine (National-Kemray) 1979-1991
Maol-Chaluim Rifkind (National-Alba) 1991-1993

Proinsias De Rossa (Socialist-Eire) 1993-2000
Yannick Ar Drian (Socialist-Braize) 2000-2006

Enda Ó Coinnigh (National-Eire) 2006-2016
Leo Varadkar (National-Eire) 2016-2018

Vaughan Gething (Socialist-Kemray) 2018-present

Every single one of them are real and tied to one of the "Celtic Nations" in some way or another.

Not supposed to be plausible, just a fun thing I did for that weird "Celtic Kingdom" map I found.
 
Shuffling the Deck in the Country Manor's Drawing Room

Admittedly I ran out of ideas around the Jacobites.

Robert Walpole: 1721-27 (Whig)
Thomas Pelham-Holles: 1727-39 (Whig/Patriot Whig)
Spencer Compton: 1739-43 (Patriot)
Henry Pelham: 1743-45 (Patriot)

John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute: 1745-46 (Tory)
William Cavendish, 4th Duke of Devonshire: 1745-46 (Military caretaker)
William Pitt the Elder: 1746-1751 (Patriot)
George Grenville: 1751-62 (Patriot)

Augustus Fitzroy: 1762-69 (Graftonite Patriot)
Frederick North: 1769-76 (Northite Patriot/Boreas Party)
William Petty, Earl of Shelburne: 1776-83 (Boreas)
Charles Watson-Wentworth : 1783-1788 (Boreas)
William Petty, Earl of Shelburne: 1788-90 (Boreas)

Augustus Fitzroy: 1790-96 (Patriot)

William Pitt the Younger: 1796-98 (Patriot)
William Cavendish-Bentinck, 3rd Duke of Portland: 1798- (Patriot)
 
Without Macdonald

1922-1926: J. R. Clynes (Labour-Liberal Coalition)
1926-1931: Stanley Baldwin (Conservative Majority)
1931-1938: Clement Attlee (Labour Majority)
1938-1939: Clement Attlee (Labour leading National Government with Liberals and ‘War Conservatives’)
1939-1941: Stafford Cripps (Labour leading National Government with Liberals and ‘War Conservatives’
)

1922

A better performance for Labour in the 1922 denies a majority to Bonar and allows J. R. Clynes to defeat a leadership challenge from MacDonald. The second election of 1922 sees Labour breakthrough and become the largest party, leading to Asquith to form a coalition with Labour, if only to thumb his nose at Lloyd-George.

1922-1926

The Labour-Liberal Government would be hamstringed from the start. While Labour would be able to wield the threat of the TUC like a blade, it cut both ways. Without radical redistribution (Impossible with the makeup of the Government and Parliament) it was a quite a clear fact that the British was broke, and so Labour was not always able to satisfy the TUC. The Coalition Government’s major achievement was the extension of the National Insurance scheme introduced by the Liberals, paying for somewhat liveable pensions and unemployment benefit for all.

1926-1931

The Government went into the 1926 elections looking deeply divided and weak, and would be swept aside by the Tories. A program of increased naval spending and reversing the tax rises of the previous Government proved popular and successful, right up until the January 1929 stock market crash. Wedded to classical economics and a balanced budget the Conservative Government was unable to find any solution to the global crisis, their deflatory policies only exacerbating the crisis. The unemployment benefit cuts in the 1930 budget would be the end of the Government, going to the country after the TUC brought the country to a standstill in a two week general strike.

1931-1935

The British public found themselves rather more convinced by Labour’s statement that it was either them or a British Lenin, rather than the Tories cry’s that it was either them or the New Lenin, Atlee. Atlee would immediately start debt spending and institute a large public works program. The fact that this spending would extend to the military, and maintaining the Conservative Royal Navy program, would cause deep divides in the Labour Party. But the peace faction would find itself it weakening in the face of an increasingly aggressive Italy and a fascist inspired takeover in Germany.

1935-1938

Carrying Britain out of the great depression would be more than enough to ensure a Labour win 1935, after which Labour’s Anti-Fascist and Pro-Soviet Foreign policy, engineered by Stafford Cripps, was solidified.

The Anglo-Soviet Friendship Treaty would end the economic and political isolation of the Soviet Union, and allow Britain to trade with the fastest growing economy in the world. The two nations would also make clear their commitment to stopping Fascist expansion, funnelling weapons and training to China, Ethiopia, Czechoslovakia and Poland. These efforts would grind Italian efforts in Ethiopia to a halt, but would do little to impede the Japanese.

After a botched Fascist coup in Spain led to the outbreak of civil war, the divisions between Britain, and its traditional ally France became clear. The Left never managed to win convincingly like they had in Britain, and combined with the end of German reparations and access to the Rhineland, alongside the cost of rearmaments; France was in dire economic straits.

The Soviets and British made clear they would do whatever to defend the legitimate Spanish Government from the Fascists, as part of their ‘Domino Theory/Containment’ strategy, right up to sending regular army units. While understanding that reactionary elements in the French army would not allow Blum to do the same, Britain and the USRR expected to at least base and supply their forces from France, but Blum did not think he could even do this.

Despite the desperate efforts of the French Communist parties to maintain a ‘Popular Front Government’, (Encouraging united Reformist-Communist Governments was a key plank of the Anglo-Soviet Pact) the President would dissolve the assembly, and new elections held. A right wing ‘National salvation’ alliance would sweep to power, declaring that it would stop France from being a puppet of ‘Anglo-Bolshevist perfidy’ and ‘cleanse the country of traitors’, starting with the Communists.

While Spain would be secured, losing France was a massive blow to the Anglo-Soviet strategy of encirclement. After a Sudeten German uprising (Which included attempts to seize border fortifications) was brutally put down by Czech-Soviet Forces, Atlee would call up the reserves and invite the Liberals and Tories into a national government.

1938-1939

The war started disastrously for the ‘Anti-Fascist Front’. A German armored punch through the less well fortified Slovakia and Western Poland would cut the Czech’s off from the Soviet Union, and they would collapse in just a few months. German forces would be parried away from Warsaw, but it seemed like the city would soon be encircled. In the east the Japanese would make no real attempts at a Manchurian offensive, but would easily seize Hong Kong and inflict a series of humbling defeats on the Royal Navy. In addition it became increasingly clear the degree to which the French were assisting Germany in their ‘Anti- Bolshevist Crusade’ and many British forces had to be redirected to the Pyrenes.

Apart from driving back the stripped down Italian forces in Ethiopia the only bright spot would be Cripps return from India, where he had managed to reach an agreement for the complete support of the Indian National Congress in the war efforts, in exchange for Post-War Dominion status. After private talks with the Liberals and the ‘War Tories’ led by Churchill, Atlee would resign in favour of Cripps.

1939-1941

The German ‘blitzkrieg’ would exhaust itself on the Vistula, Hitler’s focus on Warsaw and the Anti-Fascists focus on defense in depth would slow the German advance to a crawl. At some points Warsaw would be cut off entirely, as small Germans beachheads on the Vistula were achieved, but the massive Anglo-Soviet air force (With many planes now coming direct from American factories, as the Atlee-admiring Roosevelt did his best to assist the Front) were easily able to keep the encircled forces in supply.

To be surprise of few the Italian forces who found themselves unable to beat the Ethiopians fare no better against the British, and with no German aid forthcoming the Italians were driven off the continent by 1940. In the east Chinese front lines were slowly stiffened by Indian Army forces, and Japan began to drown in the Chinese quagmire. With their only real trade partner being the French, and not willing or really able to extend the war any further the Japanese begin to suffer a real fuel crisis, severely weakening the ability of the Imperial Japanese to function.

As the Germans and Japanese forces were slowly forced onto the defensive, Hitler’s last hope was convincing France to join the war outright. Unfortunately for him the French were no more united than in 1937, while the right wing had control of Government the US joining the British sanctions scheme in the summer of 1940 would plunge France back into economic crisis, and the Anti-Fascist Front were increasingly open about their support for the Leftist Insurgency.

As the Germans were pushed back to their prewar frontlines, the desire of the French Government to join the war on the German side became clear. A coup would be led by a strange alliance of Communists, Socialists, Liberals, Anti-German Conservatives, and reactionary opportunists who simply didn’t want to join the losing side, and barring scattered hardliners, the French Military would accept it. Seeing their diplomatic efforts fail, and mistrusting the Italians will to stay in the war, German ‘Traditionalists’ would oust Hitler from power, and sue for peace. With America making increasingly noisy threats Japan would soon follow.

Not wishing to make the mistakes of Versailles the Germans would only lose East Prussia, with the plan to create a Jewish State there, but would have to accept the clearance of the German minorities from Eastern Europe, resume their reparation payments, allow free and fair elections, and enter into a customs union with their neighbors.
 

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The Quadfecta [sic] of Fuck

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

2016-2018: Theresa May (Conservative)
2017 (Minority, with DUP confidence and supply) def. Jeremy Corbyn (Labour), Nicola Sturgeon (Scottish National), Tim Farron (Liberal Democrat), Arlene Foster (Democratic Unionist), Gerry Adams (Sinn Fein)
2018-2018: Theresa May (Conservative leading Unity Government with Labour In The National Interest and Democratic Unionists)
2018-0000: Jeremy Corbyn (Labour)
2018 (Majority) def. Theresa May ('Unity' Conservative-LITNI Alliance), Vince Cable (Liberal Democrat), Nicola Sturgeon (Scottish National), Nigel Farage ('Real Deal' Conservative-DUP-UKIP Alliance), Mary Lou MacDonald (Sinn Fein)
2019 (Majority) def. Anna Soubry (Centre), Jacob Rees-Mogg (Patriotic Unionist), Jo Swinson (Liberal Democrat), Nicola Sturgeon (Scottish National), Mary Lou MacDonald (Sinn Fein), Chuka Umuna (Parliamentary Progress)
2020 Monarchy Referendum: Reform 51%, Maintain 35%, Abolish 14%


Monarchs of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

1953-2018: Queen Elizabeth II (Nonpartisan - House of Windsor)
2018-2021: King Charles III (Centre-Aligned - House of Windsor)
2021-0000: Lord Protector Gareth I (Independent - Bringing Democracy Home)
2021 def. Charles Windsor (Centre), Stephen Fry (Independent - Back Together)

Presidents of the United States of America

2017-2018: Donald Trump (Republican)
2016 (with Mike Pence) def. Hilary Clinton (Democratic)
2018-2021: Mike Pence (Republican)
2021-0000: Boris Johnson (Independent)
2020 (with John Bel Edwards) def. Alec Baldwin (Democratic), Mike Pence (Republican), Steve Bannon (National Alternative)

1 - The crisis beginning on 08.07.18 only worsens and a near irreversible split opens in the Tories. While the nascent Patriotic Alliance of Kippers and Brexiteers emerges, May clings on with the help of Remainer Labour MPs who help her form a Unity Government. This doesn't last long as the DUP soon takes their toys home and a general election ensues in the early autumn of 2018.

2 - Football comes home. The wave of patriotism does actually help the Tories slightly at first, but as the Government crumbles, it benefits another prominent figure who is already associated with a football chant...

3 - The Queen dies. This slightly reduces the patriotic wave of Bringing It Home, but in a way this leads to patriotism being manifested differently and with dissatisfaction with Charles III rising, republicanism becomes patriotic for the first time. Charles' partisanship when faced with Prime Minister Corbyn leads to the Monarchy Referendum of 2020 and ultimately to the Crown Election of 2021 in which England's Favourite Son triumphs.

4 - Huge protests on Trump's visit, along with the giant baby balloon has the surprising effect of actually visibly humiliating the man. He cuts his visit short after a tirade against Britain, and he actually resigns the Presidency later in the year, though thats likely because of the closing net of the Mueller Investigation. Pence steadies the ship and tries to pretend like Actually It Is 2005 but all this does is repulse the most radical MAGA-ites who rally to Bannon's National Alternative. The Democrats nominate a popular(ish) celebrity, and another longshot Independent enters the race, his political prospects elsewhere having seemingly shrivelled up...
 

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America in Superman: Red Son
SPOILERS AHEAD OBVIOUSLY

Dwight D. Eisenhower/Richard Nixon (Republican) 1953-1961
1952: def. Adlai Stevenson/John Sparkman (Democratic)
1956: def. Adlai Stevenson/Estes Kefauver (Democratic)

The Democrats really did think they could bring down the great Eisenhower in 1956. His first term was overall, a failure. Starting with the Soviets announcing their new "Superman" a month after Ike was inaugurated, the "Metropolis fiasco" where the Soviet Superman portrayed himself as the hero of every citizen, and the battle between Superman and America's reply to Superman, "Superman Two", ending inconclusively. But Eisenhower's personal popularity was still high, and people were tended to be charitable to the embattled President.

The Democratic campaign of 1956 stumbled as although there was a foreign policy crisis, the budget was balanced and inflation was steadily going down, leading to the President declaring "we have conquered inflation once and for all". The people would later find out that they were both by the young, ambitious and superintelligent scientist Lex Luthor's hand and his prestige soared even more.

Eisenhower's second term was to prove a marked improvement. While there were of course foreign policy humiliations, America held up well. But the civil rights movement was rising and acutely aware of Superman's declaration at the UN that "the Soviet Union stands for equality of all mankind. The United States is still lynching blacks", Eisenhower prayed that this would be solved in his successor's term.

Richard Nixon/Barry Goldwater (Republican) 1961-1963*
1960: def. John F. Kennedy/Michael Mansfield (Democratic) and Harry F. Byrd/Strom Thurmond (Southern Democratic)

The media all played it up to be a close election, but in the end Nixon won comfortably thanks to Harry Byrd splitting the Democratic vote and the economy being in good health. But the main concern was to be civil rights. Nixon took a pragmatic but sympathetic view to it, but his vice-president was a firm constitutional conservative who opposed it deeply.

Nixon announced his new push for a Civil Rights Act just before he went on a campaign visit to Albany, New York, where he was tragically assassinated.

Barry Goldwater/none (Republican) 1963-1965

Goldwater's presidency was a disaster. Civil rights protesters amped up, the president vetoed a civil rights bill passed through the House, and the Republicans' popularity was in the toilet, ready for the Democrats to replace them and lead America out of disaster. Right?

George Wallace/Albert Gore Sr. (Democratic) 1965-1973
1964: def. Barry Goldwater/Howard Buffett (Republican), Hubert Humphrey/Henry M. Jackson (Liberal) and Malcolm X/Ronald Reagan (Soviet)
1968: def. Nelson Rockefeller/Hubert Humphrey (Civil Rights Alliance - Republican/Liberal) and Ronald Reagan/Dick Grayson (Soviet)

The US presidential election of 1964 was historic, the clashing of four great figures - the libertarian President Barry Goldwater, the upstart demagogue George Wallace, the establishment liberal thinker Hubert Humphrey and the pro-Soviet radical civil rights campaigner Malcolm X.

By 1964, the Soviet Union was ascendant and the Communist Party [now rebranded as "Soviet Party"] was benefiting from more and more people thinking that the Soviet model was preferable to the American. After all, haven't a lot of countries done well under Superman's economics? However, Lex Luthor and the mass media of the day ran an uncompromising smear campaign against them that was called the "Third Red Scare". Despite all this, voters still gave the Soviet Party the highest vote a far-left party ever had, 7.8%.

Meanwhile, George Wallace's promise of "segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever" would be the rule of law for the next four years. And in those four years, the civil rights movement amplified, the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. led to riots brutally put down, and on foreign policy against the Soviet Union led by the ascendant Superman, they were barely holding their own.

The Republicans [now firmly under Governor Rockefeller's thumb] and the Liberals agreed to an united "stop Wallace" ticket that would finally bring around civil rights and stop America from losing the Cold War. And they would have managed to win it if it wasn't for the Soviet Party winning California and New Jersey, the home states of actor-turned-socialist Ronald Reagan and boy-wonder "Red Robin of Gotham" Dick Grayson. The House of Representatives and Senate ended up voting in Wallace and Gore for a second term, something that broke Rockefeller's heart. Literally.

In the end, when Britain declared under new Prime Minister Tony Benn that it would gladly co-operate with the Soviets, that was the death-knell of the Democrats' popularity, and of people's confidence in the dollar. The economy crashed and the Democrats were thrown out.

Hubert Humphrey/John F. Kennedy (Liberal) 1973-1977
1972: def. John Wayne/John Ashbrook (American Alliance - Democratic/Republican) and Dick Grayson/Gus Hall (Soviet)

In the end, the Soviet Party's dreams of a "Socialist Seventies" didn't happen. Grayson was not as personally charismatic nor as captivating as the dearly-departed [due to a car crash] Ronald Reagan, and the Soviet Party got "only" 11% this election.

The Republicans, now back under conservative management after Rockefeller's death, agreed to an "American Alliance" with the Democrats to stop the Liberals or Soviets from winning. But in the end, the voters were just so angry and so tired that they were willing to give Senator Humphrey and the Liberals their big chance in a strong landslide that humiliated both "big" parties.

Civil Rights was finally passed in the summer of 1974 after much, much haggling that exhausted President Humphrey. After an appointment with the doctor, he privately confessed to VP Kennedy that he had terminal cancer and would not seek a second term. On the foreign stage, American presence was steadily crumbling as Superman's Soviet Union assumed global dominance, with many of America's firm friends turning to Superman.

By the end of Humphrey's first and only term, America itself was crumbling, with some states floating the idea of secession.

John F. Kennedy/Walter Mondale (Liberal) 1977-1981
1976: def. Billy Graham/Jerry Falwell (Alliance) and Jimmy Carter/Angela Davis (Soviet)

The 1976 election would turn out to be a nail-biter, but the Vice-President would narrowly hold out and win a slim electoral majority over the moral crusader Billy Graham and the zealous pro-Superman fanatic Jimmy Carter in a tight three-way election.

The collapse of American society didn't even wait until the inauguration. In Metropolis, Gotham and Detroit, pro-Soviet riots emerged, the Soviet Party acquired a sizeable terrorist wing that led to the party being banned in several states.

By 1978, the economy was at the worst it has ever been, the dollar was worthless due to Luthor's formula being abandoned over the decades, people were starving on the streets, and the sentiment was very much "American dream? Pah, American nightmare!"

Kennedy's focus was very much on foreign policy. Heavily influenced by Lex Luthor, he believed that if only Superman was dead, then everything else would be solved without the Soviet Union as a significant threat. His investment in the "Green Lantern Corps" was the only positive legacy he ever bestowed America before he was wiped out in the next election.

Harleen Quinzel/Phil Crane (Alliance) 1981-1989
1980: def. Angela Davis/Terence Hallinan (Truth and Justice) and John F. Kennedy/Walter Mondale (Liberal)
1984: def. Jesse Jackson/Dan Quayle (Truth and Justice) and Walter Mondale/Paul Tsongas (Liberal)

Harleen Quinzel was once a young woman seeking to become a psychologist in order to understand her own broken family. Instead of pursuing that path, the collapse of the American economy [leading to her university shutting down midway through her course] led her to a different path, that of religion. Political Christianity was one of the two growing forces in the collapsing America, the other being Soviet Socialism. Quinzel went down the first path and fully embraced the preachings of Billy Graham and Jerry Falwell. In 1980, she was Senator from New Jersey and represented a "respectable" but still extremely devout face to the Alliance, one who could lead them to victory.

With the Liberals done for and the Soviet Party [now rebranded as "Truth and Justice"] struggling to overcome several state bans, the Alliance cleaned up and got a mandate for their "Christian States of America". The Soviet Union might be winning outside of America, but the real battle was clearly inside America. How can America seek to win the Cold War if it was morally corrupted?

With Chile falling to Soviet Socialism, America withdrew internally, seeking to "purify" itself. This led to several states, including Jimmy Carter's "Socialist Republic of Georgia", seceding from America, but that would not be the true Civil War, only the set-up.

The economy, to give Quinzel some credit, did stop collapsing. It still was the direst it has ever been, but there was now a floor. Her "Moral Society" bills were criticised by Liberals as "Sovietism with Christian characteristics", but who listened to the Liberals those days?

Jesse Jackson was a controversial left-wing preacher who, unusually for a pro-Soviet party, only argued for America to stop fighting the Cold War and work with Superman, not give Superman control of the economy. He got 35% of the vote, which wasn't enough to stop the re-election of President Quinzel. In 1986, President Quinzel announced that the next phase of her Moral Society would start. All states would be suspended and replaced by a council of learned ministers and reverends that would supervise the "moral cleansing" of America.

It all imploded afterwards, of course. She completely underestimated the opposition to her Moral Society. In the end, she only held thirty-four "loyal" states which was now under direct White House control after the (now-totally-Alliance) Congress declared the state governments suspended.

In the end, with American politics hopelessly fractured as a result of the Second American Civil War, the Alliance could have held on. But then a figure emerged to put them away for good, a very unlikely figure.

Selina Kyle/Tom Harkin (Democratic Fusionist) 1989-1997
1988: def. Phil Crane/Jesse Helms (Alliance), David Bergland/Edward Nigma (Libertarian) and Superman/various (write-in)
1992: def. Oswald Cobblepot/Jack Kemp (Libertarian), Pat Robertson/Dick Cheney (Alliance) and Superman/various (write-in)

The Democratic Fusionists was a eclectic mix of liberals, centrists, eccentric billionaires, conservatives, and basically everyone vaguely against the whole "Quinntopia" that was being constructed by the Alliance. The only faction that didn't join them was the Libertarians, which decided to run their own candidates in protest at the Fusionists being dominated by "liberals". The Fusionists ended up, after a hundred ballots, nominating controversial former vigilante and "freedom fighter" Selina Kyle, who by then was considerably wealthy via profiting from the chaos.

She was not a popular choice, but up against the Alliance, a lot of people swallowed their disgust and voted for the Fusionists. And over the next four years, Kyle's presidency could be described as one of "managed decline". Sure, there was riots, a lot of people was starving, but the government was trying the best it could. The problem was, the Democratic Fusionists just didn't have the right ideas. They were too blind to the drastic decisions needed to save America. This was something Lex Luthor fully knew well.

Still, up against Oswald Cobblepot the billionaire who was known to engage in slavery in the midst of the Civil War and Pat Robertson the Secretary of State in the disastrous Quinzel administration, enough Americans went "well, at least it didn't get worse". But in 1996, the economy, as dire as it was, looked to be even shakier than ever and the American people ended up making a decision.

Milton Friedman/Ron Paul (Libertarian) 1997-2001
1996: def. Tom Harkin/Barbara Gordon (Democratic Fusionist), Superman/various (write-in) and Pat Buchanan/Donald Rumsfeld (Alliance)

Seven million people wrote in Superman to be their President. That was damning, it showed the absolute low faith Americans had in their democracy and the entire system. They ended up voting in an aging classical-liberal economist, hoping that his expertise in money matters would save them all from the crippling economy that was destroying America inside out.

Milton Friedman turned out to not be the solution. He instead turned out to make it even much worse. The economy, at a record-low and looking shaky for the last year and a half, managed to crash even more - in what was called a "double crash" recession. Riots emerged, marches calling for "a people's budget", several million Americans calling on Superman to save them in a huge petition that seemed to never go anywhere.

In the end, the Libertarians were obliterated. The American people turned to the only person they knew they could trust.

Lex Luthor/Jimmy Olsen (Democratic Fusionist) 2001-
2000: def. Ron Paul/Gary Johnson (Libertarian), Rick Santorum/Bernie Sanders (Socialist Left) and Superman/various (write-in)
2004: more than unopposed.

The sheer success Lex Luthor had was breathtaking. The recession was gone within a year. Americans' life standards improved and improved. By May, full employment arrived after decades of above 20% unemployment. June 1st saw the re-unification of America as the "prodigal states" returned to the fold. In just six months, America went from a crippled rump to a prosperous nation. No wonder everyone approved of Lex Luthor!

The Democratic Fusionists were before Luthor an incoherent mess, which made it extremely easy for him to take over and mold it into his party, one of people who would obey his commands and get the votes for every single one of his bills. They were now and will always be the party of "Luthorism". And that was popular as many people joined the party, glad to support their president.

Of course, even with the strongest economy in American history, President Luthor was acutely aware of America's foreign policy weakness. Returning an economy to full health was one thing, beating Superman was another. When Superman invaded America, America gave all it had, and it all failed. But then Superman saw the content of a letter Lex Luthor designed to prick his heart, and Lex Luthor won.

The Soviet Union collapsed once Superman announced he was withdrawing from the world, and the succeeding government agreed to let Luthor manage the economy. The world was now part of the United States of America.

Lex Luthor won 101% of the vote in 2004, something that weirded a lot of people out and some credited to a "computer bug". But if there was anyone who would get 101% of the vote, it would be the triumphant President Lex Luthor, the man who saved the world.
 

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We always hear people saying that everything would be better if a third party was elected, but what would really happen? 1992 and the Depresson are typically where such scenarios take place, but what about in the modern age?

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2017-2021: Gary Johnson/Tim Kaine (Libertarian/Democratic)
2016 def. Hillary Clinton/Tim Kaine (Democratic), Donald Trump/Michael Flynn (Republican), Gary Johnson/Willian Weld (Libertarian), Bernie Sanders/None (Write-in), Jill Stein/Ajamu Baraka (Green)
2021-2025: Bernie Sanders/William Weld (Independent/Libertarian)
2020 def. Bernie Sanders/Tulsi Gabbard (Independent), Gary Johnson/William Weld (Libertarian), Donald Trump/Dana Rohrabacher (Republican), Terry McAullife/Gavin Newsom (Democratic)
2025-2029: Mitt Romney/Dwayne Johnson (Independent)
2024 def. Tulsi Gabbard/Ro Khanna (Rebel Left), Jason Kander/Steve Bullock (Democratic), Larry Sharpe/Rand Paul (True Libertarian-Republican)
2029-2037: Richard Ojeda/Martin O’Malley (Democratic)
2028 def. Adam Carolla/Corey Stewart (Patriotic Party of the Proletariat), Jesse Ventura/Chelsea Manning (Rebel Left)
2032 def. Larry Sharpe/Tim Scott (United People's), Andrew Yang/Kyle Kulinski (Universal Society-Continuity Rebel Left)

2037-2038: Martin O'Malley/Jason Kander (Democratic)
2036 def. Tulsi Gabbard/Megan McCain (United People's)
2038-2038: Jason Kander/Vacant (Democratic)
2038-2041: Jason Kander/Jeremy Hill (Democratic)
2041-Present: Larry Sharpe/Justin Amash (United People's)
2040 def. Jason Kander/Jeremy Hill (Democratic)

As two deeply unpopular presidential candidates faced off in the 2016 election, Gary Johnson hoped for a major upset for the Libertarian Party. His running mate, former Massachusetts Governor William Weld, gave a sense of legitimacy to the ticket. Upon winning at the Convention on the first ballot, Johnson was off to attract as much support from the major parties as possible. While the Koch Brothers, former Libertarian members, announced their donations to the Johnson campaign, the biggest turning point was the announcement of Mitt Romney (a close friend of Weld), former 2016 nominee, that he would support the Libertarian ticket. Other Republicans announced their support, from libertarians such as Justin Amash and Rand Paul, pro-choice Senators Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins, and prolific anti-Trumpers like Ben Sasse and the Bush family. Some former Bernie Sanders supporters also offered support to Johnson, as he refused to endorse any candidate in the general election (following absolutely disastrous negotiations between Sanders and Clinton officials). With greater attention from the media, Johnson was put into the debate for polling above 15% (following Ross Perot and John Anderson).

Johnson, while not a strong debater, was able to benefit from the fighting between Trump and Clinton to allow himself a greater position (regardless of all the publicity gained). Following the first debate, Johnson was polling at 1992 Perot-levels. However, scandals began to surround Trump and his running mate, Michael Flynn. Flynn had failed to register as a foreign agent as he conducted work for the Turkish government (having met with Turkish officials on the subject of abducting Fethullah Gülen). Republicans quickly encouraged Trump to drop Flynn from the ticket, but the news was quickly overshadowed by the "Access Hollywood" tapes of Trump making derogatory comments about women. Clinton and Johnson quickly responded to the news along with many Republicans. Many Republicans dropped their support for Trump, though many did not explicitly back Johnson. This was directly before the second presidential debate, where Trump's disastrous performance coupled with the newfound internet meme Ken Bone. The final nail in the coffin for the Trump campaign would be the announcement of an affair with porn star Stormy Daniels, which eliminated any hope of Trump even having a respectable second. Johnson took the second place position in most opinion polls, with many even putting him ahead of Clinton.

Election Night 2016 would ultimately prove inconclusive. Johnson had won the popular vote but had taken third place in the electoral college, which was won by Hillary Clinton. Bernie Sanders would win Vermont through write-in votes, and Jill Stein would give the Greens federal funding. The map was divided among regional lines, with Johnson taking much of the West as Trump took over the South. The election was sent to the Republican-controlled House and the Democratic-controlled Senate (through Vice President Biden's tie-breaking vote). Given how deeply unpopular Trump was, many Republicans feared losing reelection or were simply morally opposed to having Trump as president. Johnson himself rallied the popular vote argument, but he knew that deals would have to be made to get a majority of state delegations. However, the Senate vote was much easier, with Tim Kaine being the replacement to Vice President Biden.

Eventually, Johnson agreed to appoint a proportional number of Republicans to his cabinet, including three of the four top cabinet positions. This comforted fears that Johnson would appoint mass numbers of inexperienced Libertarian paper candidates to his administration. Foreign affairs journalist P.J. O'Rourke was announced as Secretary of State, 2012 Republican nominee Mitt Romney as Secretary of the Treasury, William Weld as Attorney General, and Mike Leavitt, the former Governor of Utah as Secretary of Defense. These names and those of the rest of the cabinet were largely from the right of the political spectrum (although Democrat Mike Sullivan and Democratic-allied Greg Orman were included as well). Despite Donald Trump declaring the election result to be rigged (and declaring himself the Legitimate President), Gary Johnson was sworn in as the first Libertarian president.

Johnson's main weakness in office was that he had very few supporters in Congress, causing issues with implementing his legislative agenda. Republicans agreed with much of Johnson's economic agenda but rejected the social side of his policies (with the Democrats mirroring this position). This showed early on, as Johnson was unable to appoint many Libertarian Party members for a lack of support in the Senate. Johnson's first decision would be to fill the Supreme Court vacancy of Justice Scalia, with Johnson's reappointment Merrick Garland being confirmed by the new Democratic Senate. Legalization of marijuana would also be an important issue for Johnson, with him ordering Attorney General Weld to deschedulize cannabis. While this did not please most Republicans (RAND PAUL SITS AT THE WEIRD KIDS LUNCH TABLE), Johnson's defunding of numerous federal agencies (such as Commerce, Energy, TSA, and HUD) scored him more victories with the GOP. To the disillusionment of many Sandersite Libertarians, Johnson governed more as a Republican than as a Democrat (in accordance with his past in New Mexico).

This was not something that many Republicans were pleased about, with "alt-right" protests (often attended by Donald Trump) taking place for the defense of Confederate symbols or in opposition to left-wing or pro-PC policies. The growing "alt-right" movement recruited numerous candidates for the 2018 mid-terms, defeating many better-positioned candidates for Republican nominations across the country. The 2018 midterms would be a test for all parties, with the two conventional parties looking to take the Senate as the Libertarians hoped to make a breakthrough. Ultimately, the Democrats would retain control of the Senate, as red-state Democrats did not have to worry about ties to an incumbent Democratic President. Incumbents Jeff Flake and Bob Menendez lost reelection. Gubernatorial elections were more localized for the specific candidates, but it was generally a positive night for the Democrats. The biggest news would be a shock upset in New York, where Libertarian-Republican fusion candidate Larry Sharpe (who narrowly lost to Weld in 2016 for VP) defeated WFP nominee Cynthia Nixon and Governor Andrew Cuomo in a shocking victory. Sharpe was instantly praised as the future of the Libertarian Party, and proof that the party was not just a vehicle for former Republicans.

Gary Johnson prepared for the 2020 race, where he would attempt to finally bury the two-party system. The 2020 LNC was met with opposition from radical Libertarian D.W. Perry, but Johnson was overwhelmingly approved for reelection. On the Democratic side, businessman Mark Cuban and Senator Martin O'Malley were making waves, while establishment Democrats rallied behind former Governor Terry McAullife. Republicans suffered a similar problem, as Tom Cotton and Bruce Rauner were hoping to prevent a second Trump nomination, which could prove disastrous. However, the decision of Senator Bernie Sanders to run as an independent to avoid the "machine politics" of the Democratic Party (in a move compared to Andrés Manuel López Obrador's 2018 campaign under MORENA) gave hope to the Republicans. Republicans believed that Johnson 2020 would collapse as the Libertarians finally entered government, allowing the left to split their way to a conservative victory. Unfortunately, that plan went spectacularly wrong. Trump's supporters turned out in massive numbers for their candidate, leaving the Republicans with just as much egg on their faces in 2020. Adding salt to their round was the selection of pro-Russia Congressman Dana Rohrabacher as Trump's running mate as he faced an investigation into Russian ties to his 2016 campaign. Meanwhile, Sandersites voting for unpledged pro-Sanders delegates resulted in the staunch Clintonite McAullife to win the Democratic nomination.

McAullife's campaign was loathed for its perceived elitism and snobbery as the "establishment" and anti-populist candidate in the race. Sanders was able to use his position as one of the most popular politicians in America to fight against the "false hopes" of Gary Johnson. This argument was effective, and his slick advertising campaign made Johnson seem like the establishment conservative candidate. It was still clear that 2020 was a fragmented election and that no candidate would anywhere near the necessary 270 EVs.

That was an accurate prediction. Albeit an extremely underestimated one.

Sanders finished first in both the popular and electoral vote, but he did not even receive 200 EVs or 30% of the popular vote. Given that Congress was controlled by the Democrats and Speaker Cedric Richmond, Sanders was confirmed in a relatively calm process (as McAullife finished fourth). The Senate was the interesting question, as many Democrats preferred William Weld to the controversial Tulsi Gabbard. With the support of the Republican Senate caucus, Weld was confirmed by a larger margin than expected. It was quickly pointed out that when Weld's running mate won the election, he didn't become veep, but when they lost, he did.

Unfortunately, while Sanders' move to run as an independent secured him a place on the ballot and separation from the Democratic Party, it resulted in numerous poor results. Many Congressional Democrats were reluctant to support much of Sanders' agenda, given that he had run against them and worked with the much-hated Green Party. Many Sandersite candidates had run against Democratic candidates in general elections, resulting in them losing general elections due to a split vote. Unlike Johnson, Sanders did not have many other allies to work within the Congress, leaving much of his agenda defeated. Sanders' much-hyped "Medicare For All" plan was not able to be implemented, with an Obamacare+ policy being put together as a compromise measure. To help support his presidency, Tulsi Gabbard organized the "Rebel Left Party" as a pro-administration bloc, with Sanders all-but supporting the new party. The launch of the party in the 2022 midterms was a mixed bag, as Sanders voters seemed to be split on which party would truly provide a stronger government for Sanders.

With a term that was a disappointment for himself and him reaching an advanced age, Sanders announced that he would not run for a second term. Tulsi Gabbard became the Rebel Left nominee, with minor opposition from the revolutionary socialist wing of the party. Meanwhile, the Libertarian frontrunner, William Weld, refused efforts to run. With Gary Johnson in "peak retirement" in Taos, the race was divided. The candidate of former Republicans and Weldites was Mitt Romney, who had been elected Governor of Utah. His fellow Governor, Larry Sharpe, was the candidate of the more radical wing who had been pre-2016 members of the Libertarians. In an epic battle for the heart and soul of the Libertarian Party (and other cliches in flowery language), Romney was able to prevail by being able to recruit numerous new members to the party from the Republicans. Sharpe was unwilling to accept defeat, given that he had much higher approval ratings than Romney. With the support of Republican nominee Rand Paul, Sharpe formed a "United Right" ticket with the Republican Party. While many had expected a two-horse race, the "United Right" ticket and the young and charismatic Jason Kander being selected as the Democratic nominee meant that there was a much broader field than before.

Romney was quickly praised and mocked for his choice of Florida Governor Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson as his running mate, who added likeability and livelihood to the Romney campaign. As the left remained split and Romney held a significant advantage in nomination and fundraising, Romney was able to capitalize. With his calm position in the debates against the fiery Kander, Gabbard, and Sharpe, Romney's strategy was to ride the waves of American politics until Election Night, with Johnson doing most of the heavy hitting. Sure enough, come November, Romney finished nine points over his nearest rival in the popular vote, Tulsi Gabbard (although many commentators noted the small gap between her and Kander). Still, he was unable to get a majority of the electoral votes, but the Libertarians and Republicans in Congress were unable to get their man into the top three, leaving them with no choice but to pick Romney. Johnson was also approved by the Senate, with votes of a few Democrats.

Quickly, Romney was faced with a large public backlash from his party on his appointees to his cabinet along with his initial policy engagements. While Romney had made his career as a conventional Republican, many expected a Romney freed from the GOP to present an alternative manifesto that would be more moderate and anti-establishment. Of course, this was not at all what actually happened, as Romney's policies were bog-standard Reaganite Republican. A growing populist movement began to rise against Romney, with unthinkable political alliances in Congress forming to oppose a president that began to look more and more like a lame duck. Even ignoring all the issues of the growing populist movement, Romney would be over 80 years old by 2028.

Corey Stewart, on-and-off Governor of Virginia, formed a political alliance he proclaimed to be a "conservative movement for the working family." The new Patriotic Party of the Proletariat (or Triple-P Alliance) was met with many defections, but other than Larry Sharpe, Stewart was one of the most important figures on the right of the political spectrum. Sharpe agreed to have the Libertarians support the Triple-P Alliance and give Stewart significant powers in an administration if he agreed not to run. Reluctantly, Stewart agreed, with comedian and conservative commentator Adam Carolla being the nominee, with his libertarian and anti-PC views being popular with both parties. Stewart also knew that he would be able to influence Carolla on numerous political issues.

Meanwhile, the left had been planning for their comeback after four years in the opposition. Jason Kander's 2024 nomination had led to a surge in the "Agrarian Democratic" faction in the party, with Kander, Martin O'Malley, Richard Ojeda, Steve Bullock, and numerous other Democrats being leaders in the remade party. Ojeda was the leader of the faction for the 2028 cycle, with him easily defeating Cory Booker and a host of other candidates. The Rebel Left was much less organized. After the death of Bernie Sanders, the party was left with no clear leader. In the 2028 eConvention, the growing far-left faction faced off against the Gabbardites and conventional social democrats/leftists. Through this scramble, conspiracy theorist Jesse Ventura was nominated with convicted felon and whistleblower Chelsea Manning.

While all three candidates were certainly populists, the Carolla and Ventura campaigns were clearly not run in a competent fashion, with mismanaging, party disunity, and extremism issues. Ojeda's down-to-earth populism was compared by many to William Jennings Bryan or Huey Long, but still was something that showed responsibility and stability.

The election of Ojeda was a continuation of the electoral trends of the 21st century. This was continued under his sucessors, O'Malley, Kander, and Sharpe. Again, it seems the left is divided. Former Vice President and Governor of Georgia Jeremy Hill's libertarian socialist outlook is attempting to take down the Ojeda consensus in the never ending battle for control of the Democrats. However, while 2040 appears to be an outstanding victory for the right of the political spectrum, Sharpe's support for the establishment of communes is something that has revolutionized govermetn as we know it. The CPUSA commune led by Dionysios Bower and the Silicon Valley commune led by Elon Musk are growing in numbers, as rebelious youth flock to groups with their ideals in mind. The future of America is one that might take many paths, but it is undenyable that it will be very different from what it was just a decade ago.
 
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@Oppo you already have this year's NYS election wrong, bro

Edit: I also have to say, and I'm not trying to be a dick, but I don't like it. It really feels like you're taking the cool Political Biography list idea and you're just beating it like a dead horse.
 
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Edit: I also have to say, and I'm not trying to be a dick, but I don't like it. It really feels like you're taking the cool Political Biography list idea and you're just beating it like a dead horse.
I was trying to add something extra to the list while I was deciding whether to write footnotes or not. I wouldn’t mind removing that section if you’d like.
 

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I was trying to add something extra to the list while I was deciding whether to write footnotes or not. I wouldn’t mind removing that section if you’d like.
No need for that, I'm just one guy. I would say though that in the future it's probably best to not just info dump that many but it's really up to you.
 

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Notes from a story I may get around to some day

1948-1983: Margaret I
A stray bomb in the blitz of 1940 killed Princess Elizabeth and made Margaret heir to the throne. There had been suggestions she be made Princess of Wales as heir to the throne but remained the Princess Margaret until her father’s death from a coronary thrombosis in 1950. Margaret was crowned later that year. With Margaret on the throne there had been a search for a potential spouse but Margaret remained opposed to any suggestions for the first decade of her reign with some wondering if the throne might eventually pass to the family of her uncle, the Duke of Gloucester. She found a friend and later partner in John Taylor, the son of the Governor of British Columbia who Margaret met during a visit to Canada. While he was a controversial choice (not being of noble birth and being Canadian) Taylor eventually married Queen Margaret in 1958, being made John, Duke of Sussex.
Margaret’s reign would be fairly uneventful from a royal perspective. Some commented her enthusiasm for the role was lacking but none the less she carried out her duties with a stoic, some might say apathetic attitude and this was reflected in royal opinions. Margaret and her husband would have two children, George and Albert. The former would be made Prince of Wales and the latter the Duke of Edinburgh.
A life long smoker, Margaret would pass away from lung cancer in 1983 and George would be crowned the following year, keeping his first name as king.

1983-____: George VII
King George VII was be crowned in May 1984 in an event attended by various members of European monarchies, heads of the Commonwealth and other dignitaries such as US Secretary of State, Edward Kennedy. A young, energetic affable man, Throughout his reign he balanced friendships with Prime Ministers and other politicnas and remaining political neutral. He threw himself into a tour of commonwealth realms during 1984-85 as well as meeting with President Ferraro of the USA and Emperor Hirohito of Japan.
His early reign was also one of tension. These included the Soviet Pact War of 1987-1989 which saw multiple nuclear war scares and Britain’s intervention at the head of a Commonwealth task force into South Africa in the early 1990s.
He married Charlotte, Daughter of Viscount Hood in 1994 and had three children Henry (1995), Elizabeth (1997) and Alexander. (1999). While his touring schedule slowed he remained a very active monarch, a quality he’s passed onto Henry, who was named Prince of Wales in 2017.
As of 2018 Henry is current at Sandhurst, hoping to be the officer his father never could be. Princess Elizabeth is in her final year at Cambridge, where she is studying International relations and Prince Alexander, after a year of uncertainty on his career (and some charity work) has enrolled at Bristol University to study History.

Line of Succession to the throne of the United Kingdom as of 2018
  1. Henry, Prince of Wales, (1995)
  2. The Prince Alexander (1999)
  3. The Princess Elizabeth, (1997)
  4. John, Duke of Sussex (1960)
  5. Prince Michael of Sussex (1994)
  6. Princess Charlotte of Sussex (1995)
  7. Princess Elizabeth of Sussex (1996)
  8. Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester (1944)
  9. Edward Windsor, Earl of Ulster (1976)
  10. Charles Windsor, Lord Culloden (2006)
 
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1948-1983: Margaret I
A stray bomb in the blitz of 1940 killed Princess Elizabeth and made Margaret heir to the throne. There had been suggestions she be made Princess of Wales as heir to the throne but remained the Princess Margaret until her father’s death from a coronary thrombosis in 1950. Margaret was crowned later that year. With Margaret on the throne there had been a search for a potential spouse but Margaret remained opposed to any suggestions for the first decade of her reign with some wondering if the throne might eventually pass to the family of her uncle, the Duke of Gloucester. She found a friend and later partner in John Taylor, the son of the Governor of British Columbia who Margaret met during a visit to Canada. While he was a controversial choice (not being of noble birth and being Canadian) Taylor eventually married Queen Margaret in 1958, being made John, Duke of Sussex.
Margaret’s reign would be fairly uneventful from a royal perspective. Some commented her enthusiasm for the role was lacking but none the less she carried out her duties with a stoic, some might say apathetic attitude and this was reflected in royal opinions. Margaret and her husband would have two children, George and Albert. The former would be made Prince of Wales and the latter the Duke of Edinburgh.
A life long smoker, Margaret would pass away from lung cancer in 1983 and George would be crowned the following year, keeping his first name as king.

1983-____: George VII
King George VII was be crowned in May 1984 in an event attended by various members of European monarchies, heads of the Commonwealth and other dignitaries such as US Secretary of State, Edward Kennedy. A young, energetic affable man, Throughout his reign he balanced friendships with Prime Ministers and other politicnas and remaining political neutral. He threw himself into a tour of commonwealth realms during 1984-85 as well as meeting with President Ferraro of the USA and Emperor Hirohito of Japan.
His early reign was also one of tension. These included the Soviet Pact War of 1987-1989 which saw multiple nuclear war scares and Britain’s intervention at the head of a Commonwealth task force into South Africa in the early 1990s.
He married Charlotte, Daughter of Viscount Hood in 1994 and had three children Henry (1995), Victoria (1997) and Alexander. (1999). While his touring schedule slowed he remained a very active monarch, a quality he’s passed onto Henry, who was named Prince of Wales in 2017.
As of 2018 Henry is current at Sandhurst, hoping to be the officer his father never could be. Princess Elizabeth is in her final year at Cambridge, where she is studying International relations and Prince Alexander, after a year of uncertainty on his career (and some charity work) has enrolled at Bristol University to study History.

Line of Succession to the throne of the United Kingdom as of 2018
  1. Henry, Prince of Wales, (1995)
  2. The Prince Alexander (1999)
  3. The Princess Elizabeth, (1997)
  4. John, Duke of Sussex (1960)
  5. Prince Michael of Sussex (1994)
  6. Princess Charlotte of Sussex (1995)
  7. Princess Elizabeth of Sussex (1996)
  8. Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester (1944)
  9. Edward Windsor, Earl of Ulster (1976)
  10. Charles Windsor, Lord Culloden (2006)
Did Victoria change her name to Elizabeth?

Nifty though. Margaret as a less beloved Elizabeth and a change in monarch earlier is good
 

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Did Victoria change her name to Elizabeth?

Nifty though. Margaret as a less beloved Elizabeth and a change in monarch earlier is good
no, I did :p

I've got plans for the heirs too as they'd be the focus of the story. :)

The wider world is a little different too but mostly by butterflies (because I lack attention to detail). Don't know if I've made it too different.
 

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(Progressive) Drums Along the Hudson

2011-2014: Andrew M. Cuomo / Robert J. Duffy (Democratic)
2010: (Working Families, Independence) def. Carl P. Paladino / Greg Edwards (Republican, Conservative, Taxpayers’), Howie Hawkins / Gloria Mattera (Green)
2015-2018: Howie Hawkins / Tim Wu (Green)
2014: (Working Families) def. Andrew M. Cuomo / Kathleen C. Hochul (Democratic, Independence, Women’s Equality), Robert P. Asterino / Janes L. Corwin (Republican, Conservative, Stop Common Core), Brian Jones / Alice Green (People's Party)
2019-2022: Thomas P. DiNapoli / Letitia A. James (Democratic)
2018: (Working Families) def. Howie Hawkins / Zephyr R. Teachout (Green, Progressive, DSA), Larry Sharpe / Andrew Hollister (Libertarian), Donald J. Trump, Jr. / Harry J. Wilson (Republican, Conservative), Stephanie A. Miner / Michael Volpe (Serve America, Independence)

Imagine if you will dear readers that Andrew Cuomo is unlikable.

Ah but we live in that timeline already. Ok, Imagine that he's a closer to the idiot many think he is rather then the Machiavellian genius he likes to imagine he is.

Back in 2014 the New York state left was very unhappy with Cuomo, the Independent Democratic Conference which allowed for the Republicans to maintain control of the State Senate was viewed as a Cuomo created and Cuomo controlled organization, his determination to lower state spending and a failure to embrace the 'Progressive' politics that were becoming the vogue for the Democrats put him on the back foot. The Working Families Party, one of the most prominent fusion parties in the state felt that he was carrying out a personal vendetta against them as a party, and against the labor unions that bankrolled the party when it came to state employment and contracts. The Democratic Party had been in power for eight years at that point and so this was all increased in volume by the usual party fatigues. Howie Hawkins the popular New York State Green Party leader had ridden discontent to be the first non-fusion party to secure guaranteed ballot access since the early 90s when the Independence Party had been a Ross Perot vehicle before its decline into a party for Michael Bloomberg and questionable finances.

As Public Employee and 'Progressive' discontent rose talk begain to circulate of a Working Families split from Cuomo, to endorse Hawkins in his next run for the Governorship. Considering that in that case Hawkins would come up first on the ballot under the WFP rather then his own Greens this was a big deal, and by all accounts pushed Cuomo to oversee the creation of the Women's Equality Party to cement his attacks on the WFP. In our timeline Hawkins, the popular labor lawyer settled the issue on his own, refusing to push for Green-WFP talks because the Greens are a grassroots funded movement and even the donations of allies for 'Progressive' causes like Organized Labor are beyond the pale for them. Here, he goes to the party, and while the People's Party would come into being as a Green Split over the issue, Hawkins suddenly gained a great deal of credibility and began to rise in the polls the race suddenly becoming a real three way affair. The Republicans, who had previously viewed Cuomo as unbeatable scrambled to push more resources into the race, with both the Green-WFP and Republican campaigns tending to avoid going after each other in a race to eat up as much of the Democratic vote as possible. In the end it was still close, but Hawkins won, and begain his four year term on New Years Day.

Hawkins would cause trouble for the Greens, being their first prominent elected official in the United States having to actually deliver on policies he found himself often working with the Democrats and speaking out in support of Bernie Sander's 2016 run for President in contrast to Green Party nominee Jill Stein who had nothing positive to say about the Vermont Independent until after he had conceded the primary race to Hillary Clinton. After Donald Trump's election victory later that year Hawkins would place himself as one of his chief political opponents and gain massive national credibility for his Anti-Fraking policies and 'Progressive' Politics. In the Green Party every concession though saw support for the coalition decline while the Working Families Party begain to take issue with many of his concessions to the small/local government components of the Greens.

In 2018 there was considerable talk of the Democrats outright endorsing Hawkins in a sort of Popular Front, but in the end the pressures were too great against that unprecedented step in modern American history. The Democrats would nominate a the popular very Liberal State Comptroller for the office, and the Working Families would 'come home' to support him more or less, with discontents, wonks and far left Democrats coming together in the new Progressive Party, modeled after the third member of Vermont's Two-and-a-half Party system, to stand with Howie for one last go. Meanwhile in the Republican Camp, four years of rage about a Green being Governor manifested themselves in the worst pay possible with a manchild selected to run for Governor with no qualifications other then his father to back him. That and the zig-zagging large government, small government policies of Hawkins saw the Libertarians go from petitioning for ballot access to gaining the majority of the conservative-minded vote in New York while Centrist Democrats and Moderate and Never Trump Republicans flocked to chew even more votes with the Serve America ticket topped by the Mayor of Syracuse.
 

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1945: Franklin D. Roosevelt / Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic)
1944: Thomas E. Dewey / John W. Brickner (Republican)
1945-1949: Lyndon B. Johnson / vacant (Democratic)
1949-1953: Lyndon B. Johnson / W. Averell Harriman (Democratic)

1948: Thomas E. Dewey / Earl Warren (Republican), Henry A. Wallace / Vito A. Marcantonio (Progressive)
1953-1961: Lyndon B. Johnson / Hubert H. Humphrey (Democratic)
1952: Harold E. Stassen / William F. Knowland (Republican)
1956: H. Styles Bridges / Wayne L. Morse (Republican), Harry F. Byrd, Sr / Earl Long (Federalist Democratic)

1961-1965: Lyndon B. Johnson / Eugene G. Brown, Sr. (Democratic)
1960: Barry M. Goldwater / Samuel W. Yorty (Republican)
1965-1969: Lyndon B. Johnson / Hubert H. Humphrey (Democratic)
1964: Cecil H. Underwood / Richard M. Nixon (Republican)
1969-1972: Lyndon B. Johnson / Edmund S. Muskie (Democratic)
1968: George C. Wallace, Jr. / Daniel J. Evans (Republican)
1972-1973: Edmund S. Muskie / vacant (Democratic)
1973-1981: Charles M. Mathias, Jr. / Charles H. Percy (Republican)

1972: Edmund S. Muskie / Ralph W. Yarborough (“Official” Democratic), John F. Kennedy / J. Strom Thurmond (National “Kennedy” Democratic), Hubert H. Humphrey / Ralph W. Yarborough, various (Write-In Democratic)
1976: Lloyd M. Bentsen, Jr. / Birch E. Bayh ("Liberal" Democratic), John F. Kennedy / Jesse M. Unruh (National “Kennedy” Democratic)

1981-1989: Elliot L. Richardson / Christopher S. “Kit” Bond (Republican)
1980: Robert F. Kennedy / Jesse M. Unruh (National “Kennedy” Democratic), John H. Glenn, Jr. / Walter F. Mondale ("Liberal" Democratic)
1984: Robert F. Kennedy / Richard M. Nixon (National “Kennedy” Democratic), D. Ann W. Richards / David M. Bartley ("Liberal" Democratic)

1989-1993: Clinton Eastwood, Jr. / Sandra Day O'Conner (Republican)
1988: John H. Glenn / Henry G. Cisneros ("Modern" Democratic), Gary W. Hartpence / Paul E. Tsongas (National "Kennedy" Democratic)
1993-1997: Eugene G. Brown, Jr. / Ralph Nader (Democratic)
1992: Clinton Eastwood, Jr. / Sandra Day O'Conner (Republican), Edward M. Kennedy / Albert A. Gore, Jr. (National "Kennedy" Democratic)
1997-2005: Pierre S. DuPont IV / William J. Blythe III (Republican)
1996: Eugene G. Brown, Jr. / Ralph Nader (Democratic), Edward M. Kennedy / Janet W. Reno (National "Kennedy" Democratic)
2000: Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. / Zell B. Miller (Democratic)

2005-2013: Eugene G. Brown, Jr. / D. Robert Graham (Democratic)
2004: William J. Blythe III / Neil M. Bush (Republican)
2008: Luis G. Fortuno / Thaddeus G. McCotter (Republican)

2013-2017: Margaret C. Whitman / James H. Webb, Jr. (Republican)
2012: D. Robert Graham / Gabrielle D. Giffords (Democratic)
2017-2021: Eugene G. Brown, Jr. / J. Richard Perry (Democratic)
2016: Margaret C. Whitman / James H. Webb, Jr. (Republican)

In brief, its pretty much exactly what it looks like: Johnson wins the 1941 Texas Senate Primary and goes to the upper house. In the Senate he strangles the Truman Committee in the cradle on party orders, gets himself the VP nomination. Drops the bomb on Yokohama and Nagasaki. Meets Stalin at Yalta. Always one to haggle, he plays hard at Potsdam with mixed results. After WWII ended he was very big on spending on reconstruction, at first it wasn't popular but when the Soviets had to overthrow the government of Poland to stop his influence and the Benes had to launch a self-coup to keep Czechoslovakian Democracy alive that changed very quickly, and George Kennan his Secretary of State was able to force though a truely massive investment plan that would have been called the Kennan Plan under any other president. 1950 would see US troops go to Korea, Douglas MacArthur would do wonders with the Landing at Inchon later that year but resign months later when Johnson refused to approve US/UN troops crossing the 38th Parallel. This at first was seen as brilliant as the ROK forces were nearly overrun by the Chinese, then became a disaster when the US/UN forces were hit hard by Chinese forces that made it to the 38th in good order. In the end though, US forces were able to push back, securing for the second time Seoul before falling to a halt just North of Pyongyang. Questions would rise about Johnson pushing too far in an act of panic to make up for the defeat but in the end the front stalled out there, and remained in place though all the rest of 1951 and until the Ceasefire was finally agreed on in mid-1952. With Peace in Hand, Johnson was able to run again and secure his second full term. And while Republican opponents would occasionally talk about Term Limits from then on, no proposals for such an amendment ever succeeded in large part thanks to LBJ's backroom deals.

The 50s would be an era of prosperity. For Johnson it would be defined by trying to pass crumbs off as adequate responses to Civil Rights, both for the White Supremacists of Dixie and the Civil Rights movement that looked to the Democrats as the natural party of support. After desegregating the Army in 1951 as a Korean War measure, things built and Johnson settled on being a "Rule of Law" figure, following the courts orders on things. The fact that he had J. Edgar Hoover as the Chief Justice on the court helped, even when Hoover made the shocking move to supporting the majority decision in the 1956 Brown v Board decision. But though haggling and backroom deals, Johnson made it by. The 1960s would be more of the same, except for the war in Vietnam which kept getting bigger and bigger, eating at his margins. But in 1964 in a decisive move, he sent the troops into North Vietnam and for the second time faced a Chinese Intervention. Johnson though, thinking himself an expert on dealing with Mao after Korea, pushed on, with massively increasing casualties and in 1967 almost started the Third World War while ordering the USAF to bomb rail and road links in South China. In the end though, while Mao felt he had the measure of the man, his fellows in the senior PRC leadership didn't and in 1968 peace negotiations with the Chinese would begin. And while aid would continue to trickle down to North Vietnam that was, in a large sense, the end of it. But while hundreds of American boys continued to die in the 'mopping up' LBJ would see a major decline in his standings. 1972 was going to be a hard year for him, the hardest since 1960. But luckily for him he would die mere months before it came about, leaving the endgame in North Vietnam to his VP Ed Muskie, and the victorious Republicans who would, with the "LBJ spell" broken, be able to sweep back into the White House after a forty year absence.