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Lists of Heads of Government and Heads of State

Japhy

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Honestly I doubt that there could be reunification in that scenario. "Confessing" Catholicism and what "Reich" Catholicism would he a really tramautic and deeper split then what Happened to Protestantism in Germany.
 

neonduke

Live from the Cardiff Rooms, Libya.
"Die Partei hat immer recht"

Joint Chairmen of the Socialist Unity Party

Wilhelm Pieck/Otto Grotewohl (SED) 1946-1950

General Secretary of the Central Committee

Walter Ulbricht (SED) 1950 - 1957
Willi Stoph (SED) 1957 - 1964
Erich Honecker (SED) 1964 - 1971
Günter Mittag/Erich Mielke (SED Joint Leadership) 1971 - 1973

Erich Mielke (SED) 1973 - April 1983
Heinz Kessler (Military Administration) May 1983 - July 1983
Friedrich Dickel (SED) 1983 - 1988
Ingeburg Lange (SED) 1988 - 1993
Egon Krenz (SED) 1993 - 2005
Gregor Gysi (SED) 2005 - 2014
Sahra Wagenknecht (SED) 2014 - XXXX


POD is that Ulbricht dies in a car accident; an actual accident though that doesn’t stop conspiracy theories. Stoph has 7 years of steady though unambitious rule before Honecker manuvers him out of power.

A stagnant economy held over from the Stoph era causes rising social problems, leading to some minor unrest. It’s enough to get Mittag and Mielke to form an alliance to force Honecker into retirement but it’s not a comfortable partnership. Mittag manages to reinvigorate the economy thanks in part to a generous subsidy from the Kosygin and Podgorny led Soviet Union.

Eventually Mielke manages to force Mittag out via Kompromat and takes sole charge, aided and abetted by an unchecked Stasi. A decade of graft, corruption and oppression becomes a pressure cooker ready to explode. A slowly liberalising Soviet Union recognises the danger and authorises secret services and the National Peoples Army to launch a coup similar to that which unseated Ceauşescu in 1979.

A brief interregnum ends with Dickel being ascended to General Secretary, with Lange as Deputy and eventual successor. Liberalisation within the framework of the 1949 constitution, an improving economy and the rise of “socialism with a human face” throughout the Eastern Bloc reduces tensions.

A moderate Leninist regime continues to rule the GDR, one that has at times flirted with Eurocommunism, even a brief fling with Democractic Socialism though that was a step too far for the Soviet leadership who privately threatened Gysi with some measure of intervention should he step too far.

With further reductions of tension between East and West and a common enemy in Islamic Terrorism Liberalisation continues, Wagenknecht has even raised the possibility of loosening restrictions on the National Front voting powers, though how that plays out we wait to see.
 
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neonduke

Live from the Cardiff Rooms, Libya.
This was my first Leader list so hopefully it's fairly plausible. My knowledge of GDR politicans outside the leadership isn't that extensive so there were probably more appropriate figures to use in some spots.
 

The Red

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This was my first Leader list so hopefully it's fairly plausible. My knowledge of GDR politicans outside the leadership isn't that extensive so there were probably more appropriate figures to use in some spots.
Great piece of work, especially for a first attempt. It would be intriguing to see more of this world.
 

neonduke

Live from the Cardiff Rooms, Libya.
I haven't given it a great deal of though outside the GDR. SU avoided Brezhnev and the gerontocracy and managed a measure of political and economic liberalisation though it's still roundly Marxist-Leninist. Probably rising Islamist movements in the Caucasus during the 90s and 2000s as per OTL.

USA haven't really thought about, I'd reckon the Western European Communist parties are having more success with an improved situation in the Eastern Bloc to point to, France and Italy may well have seen their Eurocommunist parties in coalition governments with Social Democrats.
 

Mumby

'I love the pun he will go far'
Published by SLP
I haven't given it a great deal of though outside the GDR. SU avoided Brezhnev and the gerontocracy and managed a measure of political and economic liberalisation though it's still roundly Marxist-Leninist. Probably rising Islamist movements in the Caucasus during the 90s and 2000s as per OTL.

USA haven't really thought about, I'd reckon the Western European Communist parties are having more success with an improved situation in the Eastern Bloc to point to, France and Italy may well have seen their Eurocommunist parties in coalition governments with Social Democrats.
A really interesting thought about Italy (@Comisario) is if you have roughly similar scandals bring down Christian Democracy in this world, you won't quite have the weird party reset they had IOTL as the Communists won't collapse and might actually emerge as the largest party in the aftermath
 

Comisario

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A really interesting thought about Italy (@Comisario) is if you have roughly similar scandals bring down Christian Democracy in this world, you won't quite have the weird party reset they had IOTL as the Communists won't collapse and might actually emerge as the largest party in the aftermath
To be honest, Nilde Iotti probably holds then premiership at some point in the 1980s here. She very nearly did IOTL (and it’s a TL I’d love to do one day), but was stopped for various reasons - here, in a reforming Eastern Bloc scenario, the chance for a PCI-led government before any massive realignment is very likely.
 
Lieutenant-Governors of Upper Canada

1836-1838: Francis Bond Head

Ruled over the Upper Canada Rebellions of 1837, a minor but impactful revolt led by prominent Upper Canadian radical William Lyon Mackenzie.

1838-1839: Sir George Arthur

Saw an attempt by Lord Durham to unify Upper and Lower Canada, ultimately failing due to resistance by Lower Canadians as well as by Upper Canadians who feared being ruled by Francophones.

1839-1842: Lord Syndenham

Saw newfound attempts by the Legislative Assembly of Upper Canada to campaign for responsible government, but refused to accept them, filling up the Executive and Legislative Councils with Tories.

1842-1847: Lord Metcalfe

The Legislative Assembly of Upper Canada, led by fierce Reformer Robert Baldwin, amped up its attacks of the nature of the Executive Council being appointed by the Governor; ultimately, while Metcalfe refused some more radical demands for a Legislative Council appointed by the Assembly, he appointed Baldwin and other reformers occupy the Executive Council, ultimately resigning after frustration over being reduced to a figurehead but not before accusing the Reformers of wanting a democratic despotism. He was the last Lt-Governor to have real power.

Premiers of Upper Canada
1847-1851: Robert Baldwin (Reform)

Widely considered one of the greatest Premiers, Robert Baldwin achieved his demands. His first crisis was over terrorist attacks by Orangemen over the new reforms, but those quickly passed as people on both sides of the spectrum accepted that a democratic executive was here to stay. However, there was much talk by Tories about adopting an American-inspired elected executive on the basis that Canadian society was similar to Americans, as well as similar talk by pro-American radical Reformers. However, with its singular goal achieved, the party ceased to be united. Nevertheless, Baldwin, the first democratic head of government in Upper Canadian history, resigned, even applauded by his enemies for his honesty and achievements.

1851-1855: Francis Hincks (Reform)

A good friend, Hincks was a natural successor to Baldwin. Nonetheless, Reformers led by George Brown opposed Hincks, bringing his government to the precipice of a vote of no confidence. However, he gained the support of moderate Tories and retained power. Hincks was a firm believer in rail, purchasing railways and having a vision of a railway connecting all of British North America. However, scandals dealing with railway stock resulted in the fall of his government.

1855-1861: George Brown (Clear Grit)

In a party which consisted of people with radical and even annexationist tendencies, George Brown was far more moderate than his fellow Clear Grits. Nevertheless, he was accepted by them, as well as by the Upper Canadian public. As Premier, George Brown sought closer relations with the US, lowering tariffs despite the growing turmoil down south. As well, he saw success in turning the Legislative Council into an elective rather than appointed body, elected by districts with members elected by districts for twelve years. He also sought expansion and settlement westward, though in this he was constantly frustrated by the Hudson's Bay Company as well as the British government frankly having more important concerns than Upper Canadian expansionism. However, the growing anti-Americanism, amplified further as the nation tore into two, resulted in his government's fall.

1861-1865: J. Sanfield Macdonald (Conservative)

Largely considered a caretaker Premier, Macdonald's platform consisted of little more than reaction. Reaction against Brown and reaction against the US. However, as a moderate reformer, he nevertheless accepted the status quo. As the American Civil War continued, his government would be buoyed by war scare after war scare, and the Clear Grits continued to be humiliated as some backbencher said some stupid thing about the war effort. However, as it turned out, the war was the only thing holding the Conservatives together, and the government fell.

1865-1880: George Brown (Clear Grit)

And so, Upper Canada went right back to George Brown. His agenda of western expansion achieved its culmination in 1868, when Rupert's Land was purchased by Upper Canada, greatly expanding the size of what was once an inland colony. Settlers now looked to the west, towards the Prairies only populated by Metis and Indians. However, Metis over Louis Riel protested being ruled by faraway Toronto, stating that they needed their own government. And so, George Brown established a semi-nominated devolved parliament in Assiniboia, though he later revoked it when, a few years later, Louis Riel, now claiming to be a prophet named David, attempted to establish a theocratic republic, and the growing white population ensured the Metis had other concerns than Brown and the Clear Grits. Furthermore, Brown initiated the creation of a railway, one which he hoped would connect British Columbia to Upper Canada. Brown died in 1880, considered a hero who greatly expanded the fortunes of the Upper Canadian people and the true founder of Upper Canada.
 

Oppo

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Mumby and I had a discussion a while ago about a way to get those 74-county Ireland memes to happen. I think he posted his list a while back, but here's mine.

Shortly after taking office as President of the Executive Council, Éamon de Valera is assassinated by a radical pro-Treaty veteran of the Civil War who thinks that Dev is trying to turn Ireland into the Soviet Union. O'Kelly takes over, but the republicans quickly splinter without the uniting leadership of de Valera. With even a few TDs from Fianna Fáil voting for a new election, the new Fine Gael party takes a victory with a majority. Led by Eoin O'Duffy, the new government quickly turns into an authoritarian state, given O'Duffy's admiration for Hitler and Mussolini. O'Duffy quickly bans opposition parties and supports Italy against Ethiopia and the Falangists in the Spanish Civil War. During the abdication crisis of Edward VIII, O'Duffy has him remain as King of Ireland, given his rumored pro-Nazi sympathies.

Despite being a member of the Empire as a Dominion, the Irish Free State joins the Axis powers. Ireland quickly takes over remaining British ports and engages in an alternate Sea Lion with the help of the Axis navy. By 1947, all the major powers of the Allies have capitulated and the last pockets of British resistance have been crushed.

Celtic identity in Britain had been on the rise, with the SNP and Plaid gaining in the previous general elections, making a Celtic controlled British Isles seem an attractive prospect. In the peace treaty of 1947, England, Scotland, and Wales are handed over to Ireland as the other Axis members take over the majority of Britain's colonies. Brittany is also handed over from Vichy France, with the six Celtic nations united once more.

The state of Resurrectionist Éire has continued along with its Axis brethren. With the death of King Edward VIII and the refusal of Princess Elizabeth (who had been exiled to the puppet state in New Constitutional America) to take the Irish throne, the final piece of British ties is gone from Éire.

Presidents of the Executive Council of the Irish Free State

1932-1933: Éamon de Valera (Fianna Fáil)
1932 (Minority) def. W.T. Cosgrave (Cumann na nGaedheal), Thomas O'Connell (Labour)
Jan. 1933 (Majority) def. W.T. Cosgrave (Cumann na nGaedheal), Frank MacDermot (National Center), Thomas O'Connell (Labour)

1933-1933: Sean T. O'Kelly (Fianna Fáil minority)
1933-1947: Eoin O'Duffy (Fine Gael - Blueshirt Committee)
Aug. 1933 (Coupon of Patriotic Forces) def. Sean T. O'Kelly (Fianna Fáil), Thomas O'Connell (Labour)
1938 (Coupon of Patriotic Forces) def. Scattered republican opposition forces
1939 Enabling Acts, Yes, elections suspended


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

1931-1934: Ramsay MacDonald (National Labour)
1931 (National Government with Conservatives, Liberals & National Labour) def. Arthur Henderson (Labour), Oswald Mosley (New), Harry Pollitt (CPGB)
1934-1935: Stanley Baldwin (Conservative leading National Government)
1935-1939: David Lloyd George (Liberal)
1935 (Peace Government with 'Peace' Liberals, Labour & New) def. Stanley Baldwin (Conservative), Harry Pollitt (CPGB)
1939-1940: Winston Churchill (Conservative)
1939 (Mobilization Government with 'War' Conservatives, 'War' Labour & 'War Liberals) def. David Lloyd George (Peace Government), Harry Pollitt (CPGB), Alexander McEwan (SNP), Saunders Lewis (Plaid Cymru)
1940-1943: Anthony Eden (Conservative leading War Government)
1943-1947: Stafford Cripps (Labour leading War Government)
1947-1947: Jan Smuts (His Majesty's Continuing Government - Bermuda Exile)


Chief Generalissimos of Resurrectionist Éire

1947-1948: Eoin O'Duffy (Fine Gael - Blueshirt Committee)
1948-1991: Gearóid Ó Cuinneagáin (Fine Gael - Blueshirt Committee)
1991-2008: Charles Haughey (Fine Gael - Blueshirt Committee)
2008-0000: Declan Ganley (Fine Gael - Blueshirt Committee)

Monarchs of the United Kingdom

1910-1936: George V (Windsor)
1936-1936: Edward VIII (Windsor)
1936-1947: George VI (Windsor)

Monarchs of Ireland

1910-1936: George V (Windsor)
1936-1972: Edward VIII (Windsor)
1972-1972: Elizabeth II (Windsor) [refused title]
 
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Turquoise Blue

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Kaiserreich: Three's A Crowd Edition

29/28: William Randolph Hearst/William Lemke (Democratic/Socialist) 1921-1929
1920: def. Leonard Wood/Chase Osborn (Republican) and William H. Murray/Richard Irving Manning III (Populist)
1924: def. Calvin Coolidge/Frank Lowden (Republican) and William Gibbs McAdoo/James K. Vardaman (Populist)

30/29: William Lemke/James M. Mead (Socialist/Democratic) 1929-1933
1928: def. Cordell Hull/D. C. Stephenson (Populist) and Al Smith/Charles Curtis (Republican)
31/30: Herbert Hoover/Franklin D. Roosevelt (Republican) 1933-1937
1932: def. Huey Long/D. W. Griffith (Populist), Floyd Olson/Bill Haywood (Farmer-Labor/Ind. Socialist) and William Lemke/James M. Mead (Socialist/Democratic)

1936
Herbert Hoover/Franklin D. Roosevelt (Republican)
= Market Liberal
D. C. Stephenson/William E. Borah (Populist) = National Populist

Jack London/Elmer Benson (Ind. Socialist/Farmer-Labor/NPL) = Revolutionary Syndicalism
Norman Thomas/Burton K. Wheeler (Democratic Socialist) = Social Democracy


The only way to avoid a civil war is to elect Norman Thomas and go through a complicated series of events including assassinating D. C. Stephenson, forming a "Popular Front" with the ISP to keep them in the tent while undermining their "independence" and getting Farmer-Labor and the NPL to switch sides and of course, dealing with a possible Business Plot by Republicans to stop Thomas' "socialism" from ruining America

Elect Hoover and both Stephenson and London will refuse to recognise the "rigged democracy" and declare CIVIL WAR
Elect Stephenson and the Dem Socs will radicalise and join the ISP in declaring CIVIL WAR
Elect London and the Republicans will panic and side with the military to topple you and force both you and Stephenson to declare CIVIL WAR
Elect Thomas and fail to go through the series, will lead to...
- Business Plot succeeds: The president being toppled and shot will lead VP Wheeler to join London and the CSA in declaring CIVIL WAR
- Fail to contain Stephenson: Stephenson, sensing that there's plotting against him, will declare Thomas illegitimate and declare CIVIL WAR
- Fail to undermine the ISP: London, after several months of negotiation, will declare Thomas "bourgeois" and declare CIVIL WAR

And of course, Stephenson will jump on the civil war bandwagon if London starts it, and vice versa, so you basically get the same civil war [unless you elect Stephenson, then there'll be a "Republican Opposition" rebellion instead]
 

Mumby

'I love the pun he will go far'
Published by SLP
I'm on a pause from researching and writing Enemy Within while I write a vignette/short story for the Horror Challenge.

so im going to do a list which is vaguely based on Enemy Within but is not the path I will take in the story.

Presidents of the United States of America

1933-1933: Al Smith (Democratic), President-elect
1932 (with Huey P. Long) def. Herbert Hoover (Republican)
1933-1936: Huey P. Long (Democratic)
1936-1937: Huey P. Long ('Share Our Wealth' Democratic)
1937-1937: Smedley Butler (Independent 'Peoples Front'), President elect
1936 (with Upton Sinclair) def. John W. Davis (National Fusion), Huey P. Long (Union)
1937-1938: John W. Davis (National Fusion backed by Liberty League, Black Legion, Silvershirts and 'Reactionary' US Military)

Secretaries of General Affairs

1935-1936: Smedley Butler (Nonpartisan - Victory League)
1936-1937: William Lemke ('Share Our Wealth' Republican)
1937-1938: George Van Horn Moseley (Nonpartisan - Liberty League)


Chiefs of the American Nation-State

1938-0000: George Van Horn Moseley (Patriot Front)
 

Turquoise Blue

Genuinely Tibby
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The Ministry of Love
The unnecessary sequel!

Anton Jacks (Labour-Conservative-Liberal Democrat-Green "National Consensus") 2072-2078*
2076: def. Natille Monday (Conservative), Dany Langdon (Liberal Democrat), Sally Durant (Green)
"A Happy Society..."
Apart from the Chocolate Restoration [which changed little as people loved their vanilla], Jacks is remembered mainly for being the first Prime Minister to start the "Happiness Realisation" program which endeavoured to make as much Britons as happy as possible. The way Jacks did it looks innocuous compared to what came later, as he focused on improving rations, improving housing standards, agreeing with co-operatives to increase free time and more breaks, all pretty noble things. What a shame he died in 2078, mourned by all [even as they tearfully ate their vanilla bars]

Clare Kingsley (Labour-Conservative-Liberal Democrat-Green "National Consensus") 2078-2085
2082: def. Scott Gomolka (Conservative), Dany Langdon (Liberal Democrat), Sally Durant (Green)
"We Represent Our Parties..."
Clare Kingsley was a visionary who looked st the system used to elect MPs and questioned its purpose. It was entirely too inefficient! It relied on people turning out on a specific day and did not take in account party membership. With the National Consensus, party membership in all four parties has swelled as the four has increasingly offered benefits to joining, such as nice trips to the seaside, camping, etc. and it was more a matter of what offer you preferred the most. Did you like the Tories' "credit discount" for clothing or Labour's for tools more? That sort of stuff. Ideology? What's that?

Anyway, the Representation of the People Act 2081 passed overwhelmingly as Britain abandoned the last sign of electoral competition. The following election would be decided on party membership, with the most people in the party receiving the most seats [and hence lead Government]. And unsurprisingly, this was Kingsley's Labour which offered the best in people's eyes. Clearly the others had to catch up!

In Kingsley's second ministry, the issue of personagen [personal genetic manipulation] came up and it divided the party as Conservatives distrusted the idea while Labour liked it. In the end, the National Consensus chose to vote for legalising it and well. A split happened

Scott Gomolka (Opposition majority) 2085-2087
"The Last Gasp of Dissent"
Gomolka, formerly the Tory leader, was leading the Opposition Party and thus the new Government, a non-National Consensus one. He led a party formed out of many who got fed up with the Consensus and especially the pro-personagen stance it took. His ministry is well known for not being able to do anything due to the State Council blocking every single bill. In the end, the new system doomed the Opposition Party

Clare Kingsley (Labour-Green Liberal-Conservative "National Consensus") 2087-2091
2087: def. Jonie Toft (Green Liberal), Jemma Cropper (Conservative), Scott Gomolka (Opposition)
"Mother Government loves you..."
Clare Kingsley was back in due to Opposition failing to attract many party members and disbanding shortly after the election. The Prime Minister was mainly brought up by the State as an orphan in the expansive national childcare system and saw it as the ideal childhood. Instead of having a flawed mother that could let you down, you could have the government as your mother, one that wouldn't ever die or let you down. In her third ministry, her vision of "Mother Government" was finally implemented. The British people, accustomed to the State controlling a lot of their lives, handed over their children to be brought up by the State into "perfect people", whatever Kingsley even meant by that. The family was dead now, it was now that of "siblings" you were brought up alongside [which was highly likely not biological siblings], the people who looked after you as your carers, and your loving mother the Government who showered both love and disclipine on you in equal measure

Jonie Toft (Green Liberal-Labour-Conservative "National Consensus") 2091-2099
2091: def. Clare Kingsley (Labour), Jemma Cropper (Conservative)
2095: def. Linzi Monday (Conservative), Clare Kingsley (Labour)
"The Greenest Government Ever"
As much as the National Consensus was first started to fight global warming, it moved on beyond that into paternalistic socialism, but the Green Liberals, elected in 2091 due to a successful bonus that gave you marijuana [a rarity in "clean living" Britain], never forgot that. Especially Jonie Toft who was a Druidist and a State-Cultist at the same time [the two aren't contradictory, in fact British Druidism is very much State-Approved]. She believed that Britain needed to double down further on making itself clean and green

The ban on tobacco and alcohol as the country committed to "Making Britain Healthy", Rationing was now oriented towards the food pyramid, exercise was mandatory [fifty push-ups every day!] and chocolate was banned once more, ending a brief renaissance where Britons increasingly turned to it as a exotic delicacy. Britain had to Eat Healthy and Be Fit. Or Else. And to give Toft credit, Britons were more healthy by the end of her eight years in government, certainly one of the healthiest people on the world

What's most significant though, was the systematic "rewilding" of many places. Now Milton Keynes [renamed Maynard Keynes] was set to be forest and other places had human inhabitants relocated to approved habitat zones. And Toft expanded upon "Mother Government", adding in lessons about how the environment should be protected. By 2099, every young Briton was a fanatic greenie

Linzi Monday (Conservative-Green Liberal-Labour "National Consensus") 2099-2111
2099: def. Jonie Toft (Green Liberal), Stephen McGregor (Labour)
2106: def. Jonie Toft (Green Liberal), Stephen McGregor (Labour)
"Be Cruel To Be Kind"
Linzi Monday is often seen in foreign circles as the point where the National Consensus went overboard and became a hyper-maternalistic system. She was part of the "Iron Fist" bit of the Conservatives, as contrast to the "Velvet Fists", and believed that given all the Social Contract gave Britons, that there should be Rules for Good Behaviour. After all, if we go by Kingsley and Toft's argument for "Mother Government", then surely we have to be firm at times to discourage negative behaviour just like a mother would have before that was abolished?

"Ways To Don't Make A Fuss" was the name of the rules and every Briton was expected to understand them. The British people, already so apathetic towards their overbearing government, meekly accepted those new rules. And woe be to anyone who decided otherwise!

Enforcing those orders were the approved "Droid Bots" that were connected to the many, many surveillance cameras so could instantly arrest anyone who defied even the smallest of the Ways, those who Made A Fuss. Troublemakers. But Mother's Love is forgiving. As long as they learnt their lesson after a session or two with the Ministry of Peace, it was fine and dandy

Fingal Owens (Conservative-Green Liberal-Labour "National Consensus") 2111-2123
2112: def. Irena Brasher (Green Liberal), Ritika Madison (Labour)
2117: def. Irena Brasher (Green Liberal), Ritika Madison (Labour)
"Black Mirror"
Owens is remembered mainly as the founder of the British "Citizen Point" system that took what Monday created and elevated it to a whole new level, as well as actions someone could do to earn more points to avoid being put in the danger zone. Things like regularly attending exercise, eating healthily, praising the Consensus every day, praying to the Holy Monarch to lead Britain forwards to prosperity. Oh yeah, that's another thing Owens did, elevated the monarch from just "religious head" to "outright deity". Queen Elizabeth III was sceptical of this, but being brought up in the National Consensus, she reasoned to herself that "what the Consensus says must be right"

Another thing that the religious-focused Owens did was merge the State-Approved Druidism with State-Cultism to form... well, it's a long name but it's officially called The Church and Temple of the Crown and State in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Heavily Druidic in influence, it came up with something about a "holy bloodline" and how the Queen had a "mandate from Heaven" or something. It's all confusing to me but what's important is that it came up with something about the Government being "the soul of the soil made incarnate"

Irena Brasher (Green Liberal-Conservative-Labour "National Consensus") 2123-2138
2123: def. Fingal Owens (Conservative), Ritika Madison (Labour)
2128: def. Fingal Owens (Conservative), Eula Riley (Labour)
2133: def. Eula Riley (Labour), Keara Symonds (Conservative)
"We do not do this because it is easy..."
By Brasher's time, the world as is... was not healthy. The era of radical ecology was over, and the world was back to using carbon emissions as the lean years were far over. Sure, for a lot of them, they lived in glass domes, but they didn't care. Britain did, and Brasher was frustrated that while Britain was faithfully being carbon-negative, the rest of the world was seemingly set to turn back the clock and go back to the 2030s. So she came up with a plan so daring, so stupid, so ridiculous that even the Queen thought her Prime Minister lost the plot

But somehow she convinced the National Consensus her plan was ideal for Britain, and preparations started in 2125. Apart from Project Omega, her policies were mainly continuing past government's own with perhaps more harshness than past governments on the issue of climate change. But her ministry was generally a snoozefest, which the British People generally approved of given the rapid changes they had to deal with normally

But then in 2136, Project Omega was a-go. And... well. It worked. Much to everyone's surprise. Britain Brexited from Earth. It was now a floating sphere encased in firm glass with top-of-the-line technology delivering air to every citizen who just realised that's why the PM insisted on every citizen being in Britain for the last year and nobody being allowed to leave. She governed for two more years then triggered a new election, deciding to retire. After all, her Grand Project was finished and successful, what left to do?

Eula Riley (Labour-Conservative-Green Liberal "National Consensus") 2138-2161
2138: Keara Symonds (Conservative), Irena Brasher (Green Liberal)
2144: Keara Symonds (Conservative), Brit Waterman (Green Liberal)
"Snug as a bug on a drug"
There is a lot to say about the ministry of Eula Riley. But for this segment we'll focus on the early bit, the one most relevant to this segment, namely her 2138-2147 ministry which dealt with the culmination of the "Happiness Realisation" program. Unsurprisingly, suddenly finding that your home was not on Earth any longer and was now a spaceship led to a spree of panic attacks and a need to ensure that everyone felt safe. But how to do this when people was facing a drastic shift in perspectives. So Drastic Measures had to be taken

The National Consensus implemented subliminal messages calming everyone down on every permitted broadcast, so when people watched TV or used their computer or their eye-Phone, they felt calmed. But they at some level still was frazzled. So using the Social Contract, clearly the Government has to step in. A new prescription, called Joial, was prescribed to every Briton as "helping you adjust to our new situation" and people gladly took it. Joial, or just simply Joy, altered your body chemicals so that you would produce those that made you felt happy and safe. This was the final answer to "Happiness Realisation". No need to give more rationing or more free time. Just shove drugs in their mouths

Returned to a new ministry in 2144, she oversaw the restoration of law and order and ensured that Britain would once more be united in its new destination amongst the stars. As humanity expanded further and further in space, Britain would seek to follow them
 

Mumby

'I love the pun he will go far'
Published by SLP
History Is Written By The Victors, part 1

Presidents of the Third Republic of the United States of America, since the conclusion of Great Marxian Revolt

1922-1946: Myron W. Wade (Constitutional leading United Front)
1921 (with Abner B. Leadbetter) def. effectively unopposed
1946-1952: Abner B. Leadbetter (Constitutional leading United Front)
1952-1978: Caesar G. Wade (Constitutional leading United Front)
1951 (with Zachariah McMurphy) def. Abner B. Leadbetter ('Independent' Constitutionalist)
1978-1982: Zachariah McMurphy (Constitutional leading United Front)
1981 (with Erastus D. Fread) def. Myron W. Wade II ('Independent' Constitutionalist)
1982-1983: Zachariah McMurphy ('Crypto-Marxist' Constitutionalist leading League For Restoration Of The Second Republic)
1983-1988: Myron W. Wade II ('National Cornerstone' Constitutionalist leading Spirit of '76 Coalition)
1988-2000: Myron W. Wade II (Constitutional leading United Front)
1987 (with Marion V. Jenks) def. effectively unopposed
 
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History Is Written By The Victors

Presidents of the Third Republic of the United States of America, since the conclusion of Great Marxian Revolt

1922-1946: Myron W. Wade (Constitutional leading United Front)
1921 (with Julian W. Childs) def. effectively unopposed
1927 (with Hubert R. Nesbitt) def. suspended
1933 (with Hubert R. Nesbitt) def. suspended
1939 (with Abner B. Leadbetter) def. suspended
1945 (with Abner B. Leadbetter) def. suspended

1946-1952: Abner B. Leadbetter (Constitutional leading United Front)
1952-1978: Caesar G. Wade (Constitutional leading United Front)
1951 (with Wilburn U. Lomis) def. Abner B. Leadbetter ('Independent' Constitutionalist)
1957 (with Wilburn U. Lomis) def. suspended
1963 (with Virgil J. Thill) def. suspended
1969 (with Zachariah McMurphy) def. suspended
1975 (with Zachariah McMurphy) def. suspended

1978-1982: Zachariah McMurphy (Constitutional leading United Front)
1981 (with Erastus D. Fread) def. Myron W. Wade II ('Independent' Constitutionalist)
1982-1983: Zachariah McMurphy ('Crypto-Marxist' Constitutionalist leading League For Restoration Of The Second Republic)
1983-1988: Myron W. Wade II ('National Cornerstone' Constitutionalist leading Spirit of '76 Coalition)
1988-2000: Myron W. Wade II (Constitutional leading United Front)
1987 (with Marion V. Jenks) def. effectively unopposed
1993 (with Marion V. Jenks) def. suspended
Tried to google these folks, couldn't find them.
 

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History Is Written By The Victors, part 2

Presidents of the Second Republic of the Confederate States of America, since the annexation of the United States

1922-1946: Myron W. Wade (Constitutional-United Front leading Military Government)
1921 (with Julian W. Childs) def. effectively unopposed
1927 (with Hubert R. Nesbitt) def. suspended
1933 (with Hubert R. Nesbitt) def. suspended
1939 (with Abner B. Leadbetter) def. Hubert R. Nesbitt ('Confederate Identity' Constitutionalist)
1945 (with Abner B. Leadbetter) def. suspended

1946-1952: Abner B. Leadbetter (Constitutional-United Front leading Military Government)
1952-1978: Caesar G. Wade (Constitutional-United Front leading Military Government)
1951 (with Wilburn U. Lomis) def. Abner B. Leadbetter ('Independent' Constitutionalist)
1957 (with Wilburn U. Lomis) def. suspended
1963 (with Virgil J. Thill) def. suspended
1969 (with Zachariah McMurphy) def. suspended
1975 (with Zachariah McMurphy) def. suspended

1978-1982: Zachariah McMurphy (Constitutional-United Front leading Military Government)
1981 (with Erastus D. Fread) def. Myron W. Wade II ('Independent' Constitutionalist)
1982-1983: Zachariah McMurphy ('Reform Group' Constitutionalist leading Civilian Electoral Commission)
1983-2000: Myron W. Wade II (Constitutional-United Front leading Military Government)
1987 (with Marion V. Jenks) def. effectively unopposed
1993 (with Marion V. Jenks) def. suspended
 

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'Look At The Other Guy'

2017-2019: Donald Trump (Republican)
2016 (with Mike Pence) def. Hillary Clinton (Democratic)
2019-2019: Donald Trump (National Alternative)
2019-2021: Mike Pence (Republican)
2021-2029: Kamala Harris (Democratic)
2020 (with Terry McAuliffe) def. Mike Pence (Republican), Steve Bannon (National Alternative)
2024 (with Terry McAuliffe) def. Tom Cotton (Republican-Alternative), Rashida Tlaib (Democratic Socialists of America)

2029-2033: Elizabeth Fiedler (Democratic Socialists of America)
2028 (with Lee Carter) def. Richard B. Spencer (National Alternative), Mark Cuban (Democratic), Allan Fung (Republican)

Simple enough idea here. Essentially the Democrats win on a not especially radical agenda in 2020 against a divided right, and over the next eight years America's radicalised youth get sick of the Dem's mealy-mouthed solutions. In fact, 2024 results in a hung electoral college which sees the Republicans prop up the Democrats out of mutual disdain for the DSA.

It doesn't help much though as the Republican-Alternative split formalises by 2028 and the Democrats anoint another corpocrat. Thanks to vote splitting and so on, the Nat-Alts actually win the second highest number of votes in the electoral college but the DSA wins an outright majority.
 

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For All Time: Three's A Crowd Edition

Huey Long (Populist) 1933-1941*
1940: def. Franklin D. Roosevelt (Republican) and Henry A. Wallace (Democratic)
Joseph P. Kennedy (Populist) 1941-1945
Alf Landon (National Union) 1945-1949
1944: def. Joseph P. Kennedy (Populist) and Harry F. Byrd (American)
George Patton (Populist) 1949-1954*
1948: def. Alf Landon (National Union), Robert A. Taft ("True" Republican) and Upton Sinclair (Independent Socialist)
1952: def. Paul J. Kvale (Farmer-Labor/Democratic) and Robert A. Taft (Republican)
Joseph McCarthy (Populist) 1954-1957
Dewey Short (Republican) 1957-1965
1956: def. Joseph McCarthy (Populist) and George Meany (Democratic)
1960: def. John F. Kennedy (Populist) and Orval Faubus (Democratic)
Sam Ervin (Populist) 1965-1969
1964: def. Frank Sinatra (Democratic) and Gerald Ford (Republican)
James Devereux (Republican) 1969-1973

1968: def. Sam Ervin (Populist) and Ed Muskie (Democratic)
Henry Fonda (Democratic-NPL) 1973-1978*
1972: def. Spiro Agnew (Populist) and George Bush (Republican)
1976: def. Robert Grant (Populist) and William Scranton (Republican)
Howard Zinn (Democratic) 1978-1981
Billy McCormack (Populist) 1981-????
1980: def. Howard Zinn (Democratic), David Bergland ("Free" Republican) and Lowell P. Weicker ("Old" Republican)

It is the dawn of 1981.

As the reverend Billy McCormack is inaugurated as the new President and vows to "eradicate social degeneracy from our Christian nation", the Democratic controlled House, led by new Speaker Abbie Huffman, vows to prevent him from doing so, declaring that "the whole world is watching" and that they won't tolerate "the growth of bigotry". As Democrats increasingly became hardline countercultural socialists and Populists fanatic theocrats, what about the third party - the Republicans? Surely they can rise above and become the party of the "silent majority"?

Well, that entirely depends on if the "Frees" and the "Olds" can agree with each other. Libertarianism, championed by Governor Bergland and paternalistic liberalism, challenged by Senator Weicker, seems to clash with each other and in 1980 they couldn't even agree to an united ticket!

As the Democrats, fuelled by radicalized labor unions, youth and minorities, clash swords with the Populists, fuelled by a growing tide of Christian conservatism taking over many households as people seek truth in their preachings, America is more divided than ever

Can the union even hold?