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Current Party Leaders
Independent Labour:
Mark Drakeford
Globalist: Amelia Womack and Mike Woodin
Social Democratic: Ed Miliband
Liberal: Nick Boles
Agriculturalist: Minette Batters
National: Ruth Davidson
Unionist: Caroline Jones

Scots Independent: Michael Russell
Cynghrair Cymru: Bethan Sayed
 
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WIP List for PMs in Spoil the Broth
William Ewart Gladstone (Liberal minority with support from Irish National Federation) 1892-1894

1892 (min.): def. Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury (Conservative), Justin McCarthy (Irish Nat. Fed.) and Joseph Chamberlain (Liberal Unionist)
"People's William's Last Ride"

William Harcourt (Liberal minority with support from Irish National Federation) 1894-1897
1895 (min.): def. Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury (Conservative), Justin McCarthy (Irish Nat. Fed. ) and Joseph Chamberlain (Liberal Unionist)
"Eternal Stumble"

Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury (Conservative-Liberal Unionist coalition) 1897-1902
1897 (coal.): def. William Harcourt (Liberal), Joseph Chamberlain (Liberal Unionist), Justin McCarthy (Irish Nat. League), John Redmond (Irish Nat. Fed.), John Dillon (United Irish League) and Keir Hardie (Independent Labour)
1901 (coal.): def. John Spencer, 5th Earl Spencer (Liberal), Joseph Chamberlain (Liberal Unionist) and John Redmond (Irish Parl.)

"Strong and Stable?"

Joseph Chamberlain (Conservative-Liberal Unionist coalition) 1902-1905
"A Very Interesting Ministry"

Michael Hicks Beach (Conservative-Liberal Unionist coalition, then majority) 1905-1907
1905 (maj.): def. Richard Haldane (Liberal, inc. "Social-Liberal"), Joseph Chamberlain (Liberal Unionist) and John Redmond (Irish Parl.)
"Black Times"

Richard Haldane (Liberal (inc. "Social-Liberal") minority, then majority, then Wartime Coalition) 1907-1919
1907 (maj.): def. Michael Hicks Beach (Conservative), Joseph Chamberlain (Liberal Unionist), John Redmond (Irish Parl.), Philip Snowden (Independent Labour)
1911 (maj.): def. Michael Hicks Beach (Conservative), Joseph Chamberlain (Liberal Unionist), John Redmond (Irish Parl.), Philip Snowden (Independent Labour)

"War Against Poverty"

David Lloyd George (Liberal-Social Democratic coalition with support of Independent Labour) 1919-1921
1919 (coal.): def. Austen Chamberlain (Liberal Unionist), William Joynson-Hicks (Conservative), Michael Collins (Sinn Féin), Ramsay MacDonald (Independent Labour) and Arthur Henderson (Social Democratic)
"The Goat that Can't Be Got"

Austen Chamberlain (Liberal Unionist-Conservative coalition) 1921-1924
1921 (coal.): def. David Lloyd George (Liberal), Ramsay MacDonald (Independent Labour), Stanley Baldwin (Conservative) and Arthur Henderson (Social Democratic)
"Little Loaf"

Ramsay MacDonald (Independent Labour minority with support of Social Democrats) 1924
Feb 1924 (min.): def. Austen Chamberlain (Liberal Unionist), David Lloyd George (Liberal), Stanley Baldwin (Conservative) and Arthur Henderson (Social Democratic)
"Red Summer"

Austen Chamberlain (Liberal Unionist-Conservative coalition) 1924-1929
Oct 1924 (coal.): def. Ramsay MacDonald (Independent Labour), Stanley Baldwin (Conservative), H. H. Asquith (Liberal) and Arthur Henderson (Social Democratic)
"Baked Twice"

Ramsay MacDonald (Independent Labour minority with support of Liberals and Social Democrats, then Conservative-Liberal Unionist-National Liberal-National Democratic "National Government") 1929-1933
1929 (min.): def. Bolton Eyres-Monsell (Conservative), Herbert Samuel (Liberal), Austen Chamberlain (Liberal Unionist) and Charles Trevelyan (Social Democratic)
1931 (coal.): def. Bolton Eyres-Monsell (Conservative), Henry Petty-Fitzmaurice, 6th Marquess of Landsowne (Liberal Unionist), David Kirkwood (Independent Labour), Charles Trevelyan (Social Democratic), John Simon (National Liberal) and Herbert Samuel (Liberal)

"Medicine Should Taste Nasty"

Bolton Eyres-Monsell (Conservative-Liberal Unionist-National Liberal-National Democratic "National Government", then Conservative-Liberal Unionist-National Liberal-Liberal-National Democratic "National Government", then "Parliamentary Government") 1933-1937*
1935 (coal.): def. Henry Petty-Fitzmaurice, 6th Marquess of Landsowne (Liberal Unionist), James Maxton (Independent Labour), Charles Trevelyan (Social Democratic), John Simon (National Liberal), John Maynard Keynes (Liberal), Joseph Lamb (Agriculturalist) and Malcolm MacDonald (National Democratic)
"Crisis in Buckingham Palace"

Neville Chamberlain ("Parliamentary Government", then Conservative-Social Democratic-Liberal Unionist-National Democratic-National Liberal-Agriculturalist-Liberal-National Labour Wartime Government) 1937-1940
1937 (all.): def. Max Aitken, 1st Baron Beaverbook (King's Men)
1937 ref.: Abolish 53% - Preserve 47%
1937 pres runoff: Winston Churchill (Liberal) def. James Maxton (Independent Labour)

"The Reluctant Republican"

Oliver Stanley (Conservative-Social Democratic-Liberal Unionist-National Democratic-National Liberal-Agriculturalist-Liberal-National Labour Wartime Government, then Conservative-Liberal Unionist-National Democratic coalition then Union majority) 1940-1946
1942 pres: Winston Churchill (Liberal) elected unopposed
"Young Face of Old Times"
 
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Hypothetical Agr-Nat-Lib Common candidate poll runoff

Andrew Adonis (Liberal, supported by Agriculturalists and Nationals) 53%
Mike Woodin (Globalist) 47%

George Osborne (Liberal, supported by Agriculturalists and Nationals) 56%
Mike Woodin (Globalist) 44%

Mike Woodin (Globalist) 55%
Tim Farron (Agriculturalist, supported by Nationals and Liberals) 45%

Minette Batters (Agriculturalist, supported by Nationals and Liberals) 51%
Mike Woodin (Globalist) 49%

David Cameron (National, supported by Agriculturalists and Liberals) 52%
Mike Woodin (Globalist) 48%

Ruth Davidson (National, supported by Agriculturalists and Liberals) 60%
Mike Woodin (Globalist) 40%

Or...

Hilary Benn (Social Democratic) 52%
Andrew Adonis (Liberal, supported by Agriculturalists and Nationals) 48%

George Osborne (Liberal, supported by Agriculturalists and Nationals) 51%
Hilary Benn (Social Democratic) 49%

Hilary Benn (Social Democratic) 59%
Tim Farron (Agriculturalist, supported by Nationals and Liberals) 41%

Hilary Benn (Social Democratic) 53%
Minette Batters (Agriculturalist, supported by Nationals and Liberals) 47%

David Cameron (National, supported by Agriculturalists and Liberals) 50%
Hilary Benn (Social Democratic) 50%

Ruth Davidson (National, supported by Agriculturalists and Liberals) 55%
Hilary Benn (Social Democratic) 45%

Some have floated former PM Mandelson of course and there's a lot calling for "the People's Charlie" to come back for a third term

Polling for those up against the common candidates suggest that former President Windsor would walk it easily while Mandelson does slightly worse than Benn
 

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Leadership of the Fellowship Party/Globalist Alliance
John Loverseed (chairman)/Bertrand Russell (parliamentary leader): 1959-1967
Benjamin Britten: 1967-1975
Donald Swann: 1975-1980

Donald Swann: 1980-1981
Barbara Ward and Tony Whittaker: 1981-1983
Jean Lambert and Tony Whittaker: 1983-1985
Jean Lambert and George MacLeod: 1985-1987
Shiona Baird and David Icke: 1987-1991
David Icke and Sara Parkin: 1991-1995
Charles Windsor and Tracy Worcester: 1995-2004
Sian Berry and Robin Harper: 2004-2007
Sian Berry and Charles Windsor: 2007-2011 (Robin Harper as co-parliamentary leader)
Molly Scott Cato and Charles Windsor: 2011-2017 (Loz Kaye as co-parliamentary leader)
Molly Scott Cato and Mike Woodin: 2017-2018 (Loz Kaye as co-parliamentary leader)
Amelia Womack and Mike Woodin: 2018-present (Loz Kaye as co-parliamentary leader)
 

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Philip Noel-Baker (Social Democratic-Liberal coalition) 1946-1955
1946 (coal.): def. Oliver Stanley (Union), Herbert Samuel (Liberal), Stephen King-Hall (National Democratic), Montague Fordham (Agriculturalist), J. B. Priestley (Common Wealth), James Maxton (Independent Labour)
1951 (coal): def. Oliver Stanley (Union), Herbert Samuel (Liberal), Gerard Wallop, 9th Earl of Portsmouth (Agriculturalist), Stephen King-Hall (National Democratic), Vernon Bartlett (Common Wealth-Scots Independent-Cynghrair Cymru), James Maxton (Independent Labour)

Oliver Stanley (Union-National Democratic coalition, then National-Agriculturalist coalition, then minority) 1955-1960
1955 (coal.): def. Philip Noel-Baker (Social Democratic), Maurice Towneley-O'Hagan, 3rd Baron O'Hagan (Agriculturalist), Malcolm MacDonald^ (National Democratic), Herbert Samuel (Liberal), Aneurin Bevan (Independent Labour), Vernon Bartlett (Common Wealth)
Hugh Gaitskell (Social Democratic-Liberal coalition) 1960-1963*
1960 (coal.): def. Oliver Stanley (National), Frank Byers (Liberal), Aneurin Bevan (Independent Labour), Jorian Jenks (Agriculturalist), Bertrand Russell (Fellowship)
Anthony Crosland (Social Democratic-Liberal coalition, then Social Democratic-People's coalition) 1963-1971
1965 (coal.): def. Oliver Stanley (National), Frank Byers (Liberal), Ian Mikardo (Independent Labour), Bertrand Russell (Fellowship), Rolf Gardiner (Agriculturalist)
1967 (coal.): def. Anthony Barber (National), Enoch Powell (Unionist), Ian Mikardo (Independent Labour), David Renton (Liberal), Colin Buchanan (Agriculturalist), Benjamin Britten (Fellowship), Megan Lloyd George^ (People's), James Halliday (Scots Independent-Cynghrair Cymru)

William Whitelaw (National-Agriculturalist-Liberal coalition with support from Unionists) 1971-1974
1971 (coal.): def. Anthony Crosland (Social Democratic), Michael Eden, 7th Baron Henley (Agriculturalist), Jeremy Thorpe (Liberal), Ian Mikardo (Independent Labour), Keith Joseph (Unionist), Michael Foot (Independent Labour), Benjamin Britten (Fellowship), Megan Lloyd George^ (People's)
Jeremy Thorpe (Social Democratic-Liberal-Independent National minority coalition) 1974
Harold Macmillan (Social Democratic-Liberal-Independent National minority coalition) 1974-1977

Tony Benn (Social Democratic-Independent Labour-Fellowship/Globalist coalition) 1977-1981
1977 (coal.): def. Francis Pym (Agriculturalist), William Whitelaw (National), Keith Joseph (Unionist), Michael Foot (Independent Labour), Donald Swann (Fellowship), Edward Millward (Cynghrair Cymru), Harold Macmillan (Liberal), Anthony Meyer (Independent National)
 
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The Imperial tariff policy has always been a Liberal Unionist dream. It was the major thing differing them from the Liberals [and increasingly the Conservatives] and so it was a thing they championed. Although it was not something they brought up after the Liberals won 1907, but now it was the 1920s. The Liberals were now in fourth place and split with the left-y SDP, the far-left Independent Labour was now defeated in the October 1924 election, and Austen Chamberlain walked into 10 Downing Street a second time, this time more comfortably than the first

Sure, it was a coalition with the Conservatives, but the Lib Unionists were on top, damnit! They were now in control and they would decide what would be policy and what would not. And the Imperial Tariff was at the top of the Liberal Unionist demands. It was one they would pass!

As Chamberlain conveyed the Imperial Council and met with the dominion Prime Ministers, his policy-makers were hard at work writing up bills that would end the free trade policy and help ensure Britain's economy was Empire-oriented and empowering it. Just like Father wanted, Austen thought. With the Conservatives grumbling, he deployed his closest allies to convince them that the Imperial Tariff policy was an acceptable compromise between Tory protectionism and Liberal free trade. Meanwhile, of course that ragamuffin Ramsay MacDonald was talking about how this was bad for the working-class. Didn't he know that tariffs would enrich the industries of this fair land?

After much "pleasant" talk and convincing, Chamberlain got the Imperial Council to agree to Empire tariffs, apart from Canada which was heavily sceptical of the policy. Nevertheless, Chamberlain was undeterred and went ahead to put it before Parliament. The bills were written and ready and put before parliament. The ILP voted against it, of course. The Liberals, devoted to free trade, voted it down. The Social Democrats, well, they were mixed. The Conservative votes were needed, and after negotiation with top Tory brass, it was narrowly voted through

Joseph Chamberlain's vision was here. One glorious summer of Empire tariff later, and it all fell apart. The American economy took a hit, and despite the tariff policy, Britain was severely hit as well. The economy entered a deep recession, seemingly made worse by the tariff

Austen Chamberlain immediately became the most hated man in Britain. Smelling opportunity to kick the Liberal Unionist upstarts down, the Tories withdrew from the coalition and voted with the opposition to call a new election

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Even he wasn't spared the humiliation of losing his own seat. With his brother Neville the "last Chamberlain" still with a political career, Austen declared "my family's legacy is over". But Neville was to prove the most transformative Prime Minister of them all

But that was in the future. For now, Ramsay MacDonald and the ILP was in power [propped up by the Liberals and SDP] and time would judge them...​
 

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Possible future stuff

I Only Know What I Believe: A proper vignette/TLIAD of the 2016 election in Three's A Crowd
See You In Moscow!: With the Nazis at their door, Britain thinks the unthinkable. Welcome to the United Kingdom of Europe
A Sweet Summer Song: A schoolgirl goes to school and learns about the Apocalypse
Wales beyond Wales: Basically a tourist going around Patagonia
 

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Leaders of the Liberal Party
William Harcourt 1894-1898 (MP for Derby, Derbyshire, England)
John Spencer, 5th Earl Spencer 1898-1902 (Peer)
Richard Haldane 1902-1919 (MP for Haddingtonshire, Scotland)
David Lloyd George 1919-1924 (MP for Caernarvon Boroughs, Wales)
H. H. Asquith 1924-1926 (MP for Paisley, Scotland)
Herbert Samuel 1926-1931 (MP for Cleveland, Yorkshire, England)
John Maynard Keynes 1931-1942^ (MP for Cambridge University)
Herbert Samuel 1942-1955 (MP for Cleveland, Yorkshire, England)
Frank Byers 1955-1967 (MP for North Dorset, Dorset, England)
David Renton 1967-1970 (MP for Huntingdonshire, Huntingdonshire, England)
Jeremy Thorpe 1970-1974 (MP for North Devon, Devon, England)
Harold Macmillan 1974-1978 (MP for Bromley then Ravensbourne, both of Greater London, England)
Richard Wainwright 1978-1986 (MP for Colne Valley, Yorkshire, England)
Michael Heseltine 1986-1992 (MP for Gower, Wales)
David Penhaligon 1992-1999 (MP for Truro then Truro and St. Austell, both of Cornwall)
Alan Beith 1999-2008 (MP for Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland, England)
Andrew Adonis 2008-2017 (MP for Westbury, Wiltshire, England)
George Osborne 2017 (acting) (MP for Oxford West and Abingdon, Oxfordshire, England)
Nick Boles 2017- (MP for Hove, East Sussex, England)
 

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Leaders of the Liberal Party
William Harcourt 1894-1898 (MP for Derby, Derbyshire, England)
John Spencer, 5th Earl Spencer 1898-1902 (Peer)
Richard Haldane 1902-1919 (MP for Haddingtonshire, Scotland)
David Lloyd George 1919-1924 (MP for Caernarvon Boroughs, Wales)
H. H. Asquith 1924-1926 (MP for Paisley, Scotland)
Herbert Samuel 1926-1931 (MP for Cleveland, Yorkshire, England)
John Maynard Keynes 1931-1942^ (MP for Cambridge University)
Herbert Samuel 1942-1955 (MP for Cleveland, Yorkshire, England)
Frank Byers 1955-1967 (MP for North Dorset, Dorset, England)
David Renton 1967-1970 (MP for Huntingdonshire, Huntingdonshire, England)
Jeremy Thorpe 1970-1974 (MP for North Devon, Devon, England)
Harold Macmillan 1974-1978 (MP for Bromley then Ravensbourne, both of Greater London, England)
Richard Wainwright 1978-1986 (MP for Colne Valley, Yorkshire, England)
Michael Heseltine 1986-1992 (MP for Gower, Wales)
David Penhaligon 1992-1999 (MP for Truro then Truro and St. Austell, both of Cornwall)
Alan Beith 1999-2008 (MP for Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland, England)
Andrew Adonis 2008-2017 (MP for Westbury, Wiltshire, England)
George Osborne 2017 (acting) (MP for Oxford West and Abingdon, Oxfordshire, England)
Nick Boles 2017- (MP for Hove, East Sussex, England)
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Leaders of the Social Democratic Party
Arthur Henderson 1918-1927 (MP for Barnard Castle, Durham, England)
Charles Trevelyan^ 1927-1942 (MP for Elland, Yorkshire, England)
Philip Noel-Baker 1942-1956 (MP for Coventry, Warwickshire, England)
Hugh Gaitskell^ 1956-1963 (MP for Leeds South, Yorkshire, England)
Anthony Crosland 1963-1972 (MP for South Gloucestershire, Gloucestershire, England)
Dick Taverne 1972-1976 (MP for Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England)
Tony Benn 1976-1986 (MP for Bristol South East, then Bristol South, both of Avon, England)
Peter Shore 1986-1990 (MP for Bethnal Green and Stepney, Greater London, England)
Margaret Beckett 1990-2000 (MP for Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England)
Vince Cable 2000-2005 (MP for Glasgow Kelvin, Scotland)
Peter Mandelson 2005-2013 (MP for Hartlepool, Durham, England)
David Miliband 2013-2018 (MP for South Shields, Tyne and Wear, England)
Ed Miliband 2018- (MP for Doncaster North, Yorkshire, England)
 

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John Vincent Cable
Member of the Liberal Party: ?-1967
President of the Cambridge University Liberal Club: 1965-1966
Member of the People's Party: 1967-1973
Member of Parliament for Glasgow Hillhead: 1971-1997
Member of the Social Democratic Party: 1973-
Shadow Minister of State for Latin America: 1981-1987
Shadow Foreign Secretary of the Social Democratic Frontbench Team: 1990-1993
Foreign Secretary: 1993-1999
Member of Parliament for Glasgow Kelvin: 1997-2009
Leader of the Social Democratic Party: 2000-2005
Member of the House of Lords (Earl Cable): 2009-
Leader of the Social Democratic Party in the House of Lords: 2009-

Is this how you do this?
 

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Welsh Senedd election, 2017
Cynghrair Cymru: 30 seats
(centre-to-centre-left, nationalist. Led by Bethan Sayed)
Independent Labour: 16 seats (left-wing, unionist. Led by Julie Morgan)
Social Democratic: 11 seats (centre-left, unionist. Led by Vaughan Gething)
Cymru Ymlaen: 10 seats (left-wing, nationalist. Led by Mike Hedges)
Liberal: 10 seats (centrist, unionist. Led by Aled Roberts)
Unionist: 8 seats (right-wing, unionist. Led by Nathan Gill)
Agriculturalist: 7 seats (centre-right, unionist. Led by Mick Bates)
People's Voice: 7 seats (centrist, unionist. No united leader)
National: 7 seats (centre-right, unionist. Led by David Melding)
Ein Gwlad: 5 seats (right-wing, nationalist. Led by Royston Jones)
Cymru Fydd: 4 seats (centrist, nationalist. Led by Keith Morgan)
Communist: 3 seats (far-left, "nationalist". Led by Robert Griffiths)
Globalist: 2 seats (centre-to-left-wing, officially unionist. Led by Grenville Ham)

Resulting Government: Cynghrair Cymru-Cymru Fydd-Globalist minority coalition supported by Independent Labour and Cymru Ymlaen
Resulting Prince(ss):
Bethan Sayed (Cynghrair Cymru)
 

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Chairmen of the Council of Leadership of the Independent Labour Party (1894-1923)
Keir Hardie (None, then West Ham South, Essex, England, then none) 1894-1901
Henry Hyndman (None) 1901-1905
Philip Snowden (None, then Wakefield, Yorkshire, England) 1905-1917
Ramsay MacDonald (Leicester, Leicestershire, England, then Aberavon, Wales) 1917-1923

Presidents of the Independent Labour Party (1923-1934)
Ramsay MacDonald (Aberavon, Wales) 1923-1931
James Maxton (Glasgow Bridgeton, Scotland) 1931-1934

Chairmen of the Presiding Committee of the Independent Labour Party (1934-1991)
James Maxton (Glasgow Bridgeton, Scotland) 1934-1952
Aneurin Bevan (Ebbw Vale, Wales) 1952-1960
Vacant 1960
Ian Mikardo (Reading, Berkshire, England) 1960-1973
Michael Foot (Plymouth Devonport, Devon, England) 1973-1982
Ted Grant (None, then List) 1982-1987
John Maxton (Glasgow Cathcart, Scotland) 1987-1991

Leaders of the Independent Labour Party (1991-present)
John Maxton (Glasgow Cathcart, Scotland, then List, then Glasgow Cathcart, Scotland) 1991-2000
Jeremy Corbyn (Hornsey and Wood Green, Greater London, England) 2000-2008
Ian Lavery (Wansbeck, Northumberland, England) 2008-2018
Mark Drakeford (Cardiff West, Wales) 2018-

First draft. Feedback welcome, as well on anything I do
 

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Since I split off the TAC/StB/ASIT thing, I decided to at least do something new

The Centre Cannot Hold

It has been eight years since the last election. A lot happened in those eight years

Since the first term of President Beto O'Rourke finished with a lot of anger from Dems towards the GOP for undermining him at every turn, and from the Reps for Beto even being President, the 2024 election campaign was one of seething anger

The Dems wanted to stop the GOP obstruction once and for all, while the GOP wanted to retake power from an "unrepentantly-liberal" president. Both sides were fired up more than ever, with rumours that some state Republican parties have been setting up the "Wide-Awakes" to "protect American freedom" and Antifa increasing their presence at Democratic rallies. Blood was in the water

When Beto won 55% of the popular vote yet lost the election via a "recount" in Ohio, the Dems screamed. Not again. Never again. As President Brett Kavanaugh prepared to take office as the first Supreme Court Justice to win the Presidency, the marches began

The "Blue Marches" of people just sick of the Republicans marched to their state Houses and demanded they "nullify" the election. Legally, this was questionable, but the Blue Marchers just didn't care. They wanted to stop the Republicans winning. In conservative states such as Georgia, the troops were sent to disperse them. This led to violence and led to top Democrats condemning this

Then President O'Rourke announced that he was "informed of grave violations of our democracy" and called on the Electoral College to vote for him instead "to stand up for democratic values". In the end, the Electoral College held and went 270 Brett Kavanaugh, 268 Beto O'Rourke

More Democrats than ever turned to radicalism. American democracy was in their eyes, utterly failed. Beto's term got little done because of the Republicans, and more than ever the Democrats wished to change the rules. No, they wanted to change games

In the end, several states announced they were nullifying the United States Constitution and President Kavanaugh declared "unrepentant war to crush the traitors". America splintered and fell into civil war between Democrats and Republicans
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It is a chilly autumn day in November 2032

The millions of bodies are almost all buried. The human cost was high. Both Presidents Beto O'Rourke and Brett Kavanaugh lies in their graves. It was a time of barbarism. A time of brother against brother, sister against sister. Democrats against Republicans. In the end, the United Nations intervened with Chinese support and negotiated a ceasefire, a "frozen conflict". As the walls go up in the once United States, the people go to the polls to choose who will be their President. In an echo of former glories, both sides voted at the same time...

Democratic States of America
With the Republicans claiming the name USA by 2027, the Democrats chose to rebrand as "the Democratic States of America", aka the part of America that held true to democratic, liberal, secular values. Also, because they were the states that voted for the Democrats, but everyone knew that already. By 2032, the Constitutional Convention started in wartime finally finished in peacetime and the people went to the polls. Maria Cantwell prepared to be the last President of the United States of America (according to Democrats...)

There was one person a lot would vote for, of course. Tulsi Gabbard. The celebrated representative-turned-military hero who liberated Utah from the Republicans, the famed "Hero of Salt Lake City" who rescued many from starvation due to a months-long blockade

The Democratic Socialists, now a proper party and ballooned in size due to radicalisation of Democrats in the Civil War, endorsed her for the Presidency, announcing that "she was a firm leader of our Revolution and shall lead the American People to future glory". The main opponent to Gabbard was Senator Cory Booker, one of the few Senators still alive from before the War. He led the centre-right New Democratic Coalition, a coalition that many Europeans labelled as "conservative" but he insisted on being called "moderate"

The centrist Democratic Progressive League were charmed by both sides, and with both candidates having a DP running mate, they declined to endorse anyone, but Gabbard was already heavily favoured so this was a blow to Booker's hopes

In the end, the Democratic people voted for the woman who led them to victory, the woman who freed Utah from death and disaster, the woman who came out of the war universally adored. They voted for the "Hero of Salt Lake City", General Tulsi Gabbard

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Great American Republic
With the liberal exodus and the setting up of a true "conservative republic", the Republican Party decided to copy the Democratic example and "revise" the Constitution. The originalists successfully argued for the revokation of all amendments and only re-implement the ones that "the Convention felt was best for our vision of America". In the end, the GAR constitution was sleeker than the old US one but had some extra Amendments

One of those was that any parties or candidates had to go through the Approval Committee in order to be on the ballot. This in the end, excluded any possibility of any liberal party running and ensured low turnout with the remaining not-fled liberals/minorities retreating into despair and apathy [or looking into moving to the DS]. Conservative dominance was secured. The main division was between the social conservatives that had a loyalty to Brett Kavanaugh and his running-mate the "last President" [according to Republicans] James Lankford, and the more right-wing populists that had an instinctive loyalty towards the Trump dynasty and especially new Missourian Donald Trump Jr.

Of course there was the libertarians, especially in the western states of Montana, Wyoming and Idaho. Those states liked to ignore the rest of the GAR, especially on "social" issues. Governor Elinor Swanson of Montana chafed under military supervision due to Montana declaring loyalty to the DSA before falling to GAR forces, but she was defiant in her libertarian values and ran anyway

In the end, conservatives mostly voted and they voted for Brett Kavanaugh's "heir", the last President of the United States (according to you get it) and soon first President of the Great American Republic, James Lankford

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(Notable here was the giving of three EVs to "Lost States", decided by Republicans who fled those states to the GAR. This system would last until the 2044 election where it would be abolished as part of a tentative treaty with the DSA)
 
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