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    AHC and WI: Abortion Remains a Catholic Issue

    Abortion was historically just a Catholic Issue and it was only after Roe vs Wade that Evangelical Protestants got more involved or at least what's I've read. Indeed these Protestants as a notable voting block seemed to show up first appear in 1976 when they voted for Carter then later for the...
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    Ming Campbell in 2010

    Random thought I was mulling over. How well do the Lib Dems do under Ming Campbell in 2010 if he survived. He seemed to generate more media attention in his brief tenure then Clegg did before the debates that Parliament. I remember Cable getting more attention with Mr Bean quip that Parliament...
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    "Hipster" Politicians Thread

    James 'Bonecrusher' Smith, a World Boxing Association heavyweight champion in the 1980's and the first world champion to have a college degree. While still a boxer in 1988 he ran in the Democratic primary for Harnett County (North Carolina) commissioner, a majority white county. He won the first...
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    WI and AHC: Tito's Yugoslavia joins NATO

    WI Tito's Yugoslavia joins NATO can be anybody from 1949 till Tito's death in 1980?. Any thoughts on this would effect Yugoslavia and would it help the nation survive?
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    Spain in the Axis: what next?

    Don't see why Britain would invade Portuguese colonies, when Spain in Axis probably forces Lisbon to look at more formal relationship with the Allies
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    Spain in the Axis: what next?

    If the allies did land in Spain as the new soft underbelly, I could see Portugal joining the Allies after getting a blank cheque of sorts from Washington, which would be interesting for Portuguese development postwar
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    WI: Gaddafi Buys Man Utd

    Apparently Gaddafi was close to buying Man Utd back in 2004. Gaddafi was a football fan atleast in the early days, from what sources i've seen and did end up will a small share in Juventus. So lets say it goes through and Gaddafi buys the club instead of Glazers and what happens assuming we...
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    Philippines without Spanish colonization

    The fact that Manilla had the world's first China town so eventually someone is going to take it, I would guess if it's not the Spanish, I would say the Dutch due to their trade in Japan and overlordship of Taiwan. Also the British have a strong chance later due to their interest in the orient...
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    Successful February 1927 Portuguese Revolt

    Surely the British or the other colonial to keep control and maybe set up some form of local government they could dominate, but the main focus would be keeping the unrest out of their holdings
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    WI: Wendell Willkie Lives

    Wendell Willkie died in 1944 and he and his VP running mate are the only ticket to both die in the term they were running for. To quote his Wikipedia page "Although defeated in the election, Willkie had become a major figure on the public scene, and at age 48, was deemed likely to remain one...
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    2001 Restoration of the Afghan Monarchy

    Maybe we need a different monarch for this to work
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    2001 Restoration of the Afghan Monarchy

    Random point but do you think the Gulf Monarchies will invest money and influence in trying to support a fellow Muslim monarchy?
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    British Intervention in Rwanda?

    My understanding of Rwanda is the genocide took every by surprise in the West, also has it was never a British colony the FCO probably won't have any particular special insight or to be following develops too closely. If Rwanda was a former colony could see something happening but as is I cannot...
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    2001 Restoration of the Afghan Monarchy

    Also if your were worried about legitimacy you could try and do a referendum though how practical this would be to do in 2002 Afghanistan
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    2001 Restoration of the Afghan Monarchy

    Based on a quick reading of the Wikipedia there was some talk of restoring Mohammed Zahir Shah post the collapse of the Soviet backed government as he had pan-ethic support and his reign was seen as a fairly stable one, this never came to anything due to Pakistan's ISI. What if the Americans...
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    Effects of PM Maudling

    Assuming that Maudling beats Heath in 1965 and eventually becomes PM like Heath, how would he fair and what would be the notable differences. I think its far less likely we go into Europe but other than that I'm unsure of any major differences. I think Maudling is probably more personable so...
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    Murdoch: Pornography not the Premiership

    In the early 90s, Murdoch saw two lucrative paths to focus on in the next decade, live broadcasting of Football or Pornography. The latter was not chosen due to the risk involved, but what if instead of helping found the Premier League, Murdoch invests heavily in pornography?
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    A Stronger SDP?

    I think another fact to strengthen the SDP is to weaken the Tories as well, so maybe a failed Falklands and maybe a Tory split if in that scenario a wet and ineffective wet takes charge. Hard to see but for the SDP to thrive you need to weaken there enemies not just boost them.
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    Prime Minister Greenwood

    I'm no expert but I think he lacks the killer touch to be PM, I can see him getting it either as placeholder in a scenario where Labour are in power and doomed to defeat so best get a somewhat safe pair of hands or in a quite contentious leadership battle where he can sort of balance the sides...
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    WI: Baldwin Resigns in 1931

    Well Mosley winning Ladywood was the Pod for EdT's TL a Greater Britain if I remember correctly