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Matt

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I have updated FDR's box in Willing the Delano with a few quality improvements, as well as a new portrait which I hope is noticably improved from previous.
Looks less like an extra in a Romero zombie flick, and more like an immortal wizard, which is good - because the last “ancient man FDR” wiki photo you had creeped me out.
 
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rosa

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1861 - 1863: Fmr. Rep. Abraham Lincoln (Republican)
1860 (with Hannibal Hamlin) def. Vice President John C. Breckenridge (Southern Democratic), Senator John Bell (Constitutional Union), Senator Stephen Douglas (Democratic)

• 1861 Secession of the Confederate States of America
• 1863 Army of the Potomac Coup D'etat - Succession of George B. McClellan to the Presidency

1863 - 1864: General George B. McClellan (Military)
• 1864 Surrender of the United States - Confederate Independence

• 1864 Recapture of the United States Government by Lincoln Loyalists - Succession of Lincoln to the Presidency - Second Inauguration

1864 - 1872: Fmr. President Abraham Lincoln (National Union)
1864 (with Benjamin F. Butler) def. Fmr. Governor Thomas Seymour (Democratic), President George B. McClellan (Independent)

1868 (with Benjamin F. Butler) def. Senator Andrew Johnson (Democratic), Mayor Fernando Wood (Independent)
• 1869-70 Free City of New York Rebellion - Arrest and execution of Fernando Wood - tightening of Presidential emergency powers
• 1871 Assassination of President Lincoln by New York "Freedom Fighters" - Succession of Benjamin F. Butler to the Presidency - state of emergency declared
• 1872 election delayed to February '73

1872 - 1875: Vice President Benjamin F. Butler (National Union)
1873 (with Benjamin Wade) def. Governor Charles F. Adams (Democratic), Fmr. President George B. McClellan (Independent)

• 1875 Death of Vice President Wade
• 1875 Impeachment and Removal of President Butler - Succession of Henry B. Anthony to the Presidency

1875 - 1875: P.P.T. Henry B. Anthony (National Union)
1875 - 18XX: President Henry B. Anthony (Reconstruction)
• 1875 Beginning of the "National Reconstruction"


1861 - 1868: Senator Jefferson Davis (Non-Partisan)
1861 (with Alexander Stephens) def. unopposed
• 1861 Secession of the Confederate States of America
• 1864 Surrender of the United States - Confederate Independence
• 1866 Nullification Crisis - Talks of South Carolinian Secession


1868 - 1874:
Secretary John C. Breckenridge (Independent - Pro-Administration)
1867 (with Judah P. Benjamin) def. Governor Zebulon B. Vance (Independent - Anti-Administration), Vice President Alexander Stephens (Independent), Rep. Robert Rhett (Independent - Fire Eater)
• 1868 House Contingent election - Two Week Acting Presidency of Judah P. Benjamin - Breckenridge elected via "Dirty Compromise" with Stephens
• 1873 Death of President Breckenridge - Succession of Judah P. Benjamin to the Presidency


1874 - 1874:
Vice President Judah P. Benjamin (Independent - Pro-Administration)
1874 - 1874: President Judah P. Benjamin (Federalist)
• 1873 Attempted Assassination of President Benjamin by members of the Knights of the Golden Circle
• Attack on Richmond by the Lone Star Militia


1874 - 18XX: General G.T. Beauregard (Conservative)

1873 (with James L. Orr) def. Senator John H. Reagan (Federalist), Rep. Roger Atkinson Pryor (Golden Circle)
A couple of Wikiboxes based on these lists

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Comrade TruthTeller

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The 1924 election in my new revamp of Willing the Delano.
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Franklin D. Roosevelt, now president after the assassination of President Cox, is refused the nomination by the Democratic Party. They nominate a very ailing former President Woodrow Wilson, and his own son-in-law, William Gibbs McAdoo, as his running mate. The Democrats lose in a colossal landslide, and slip to third place behind the Progressive ticket. Former President Wilson would die a day before President-elect Lowden's inauguration, and Robert La Follette three months after that.
 

Blackentheborg

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The 1924 election in my new revamp of Willing the Delano.
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Franklin D. Roosevelt, now president after the assassination of President Cox, is refused the nomination by the Democratic Party. They nominate a very ailing former President Woodrow Wilson, and his own son-in-law, William Gibbs McAdoo, as his running mate. The Democrats lose in a colossal landslide, and slip to third place behind the Progressive ticket. Former President Wilson would die a day before President-elect Lowden's inauguration, and Robert La Follette three months after that.
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Comrade TruthTeller

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Be prepared for a 100% shitpost.

We have a major projection right now. And CNN projects that I will be the next United States senator from New York. I beat Antoine Tucker in this really really not close contest. Now CNN projects I will be the next senator from New York. It will be the first time in my career that I have been elected US Senator. This is a huge moment, a huge win for the Democrats, a huge setback for the Republicans, and a huge win for me. I'm getting excited over here at CNN, lets go over to my headquarters, Alex Marquardt, where they just got the news, we just made the projection, I have been elected, the United States Senator, from New York.

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Comrade TruthTeller

Bernie Grant eats grannies
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Pinner, London
I have gone back and got another load of new portraits for Castle Close to Shore, and made a new box for Tony Benn. I have removed Bryan Gould as a once-Shadow Secretary of State for Defence on advise that that would be a terrible pick, and removed Gerald Kaufman as the 76-79 Chancellor for Castle, as I feel that's waaaay too early for Kaufman to be in such a senior position.
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And a beginning write up...


Harold Wilson has shockingly announced his resignation as Labour Party Leader. Tony Benn, James Callaghan, Anthony Crosland, MIchael Foot, Denis Healey and Roy Jenkins have all entered the race to succeed him and become the next Prime Minister. Then, one more joins the fray... Barbara Castle. She begins discussions with Anthony Crosland, who agrees to stand down as a candidate for the leadership of the party in return for becoming Chancellor in a Castle cabinet.

Castle comes third in the first ballot, resulting in Denis Healey being knocked out of the contest. Tony Benn and Roy Jenkins withdraw of their own accord then proceed to withdraw of their own accord, as they realise that they are quite unlikely to win the leadership at this time. Denis Healey comes out in support of Barbara Castle, and Tony Benn keeps quiet. In the second ballot, Castle gets a swathe of support and comes second, resulting in her overtaking Michael Foot and him being eliminated. The chances of Barbara Castle becoming Britain's first woman Prime Minister increases. The final ballot is a vote between two vicious political rivals; Barbara Castle and James Callaghan; Harold Wilson's right hand man. The returning officer, the upshot 46-year-old backbench MP Dennis Skinner, announces the results of the final ballot. 'The votes cast in favour of James Callaghan, one hundred and fourty-eight. The votes cast in favour of Barbara Castle, One hundred and sixty-five.' Cheering erupts in the room as Castle supporters know that they will have the first woman Prime Minister before the end of the day. 'And I do 'ereby declare the said Barbara Castle is duly elected to serve as Leader of the Labour Party.' Cheering once again sounds as Castle makes her first speech as Leader of the Labour Party

At 9PM, Harold Wilson tenders his resignation to the Queen for the second time, and recommends her Majesty to send for Barbara Castle to form the new government. Barbara Castle, at the age of 65, becomes Britain's first woman Prime Minister. The Cabinet is given a sizeable shake-up. As promised, Anthony Crosland is made Chancellor of the Exchequer, with Denis Healey moved to the Foreign Office, resulting in Callaghan's sudden removal from the Cabinet. The Prime Minister tells Callaghan that her reason for removing him was to 'Lower the average age of the cabinet' to which Callaghan in a public statement famously retorted 'Why doesn't she start with herself?' In a surprising move, Tony Benn is made Home Secretary, in a move to appease the more stringent left of the party. This results in more left-wing policies being introduced within the purview of the Home Office. Tony Benn manages to calm the trade unions, ending a possible winter of discontent before it even begins. In October 1976, the Deputy Leader of the Labour Party, Edward Short, resigns. The election that ensues results in Chancellor Crosland being elected Deputy Leader. Sadly, however, Crosland would die just four months after being elected. In the Treasury, Crosland's position is filled by Gerald Kaufman. In the second leadership election in four months, the Home Secretary Tony Benn becomes the new Deputy Leader. Dennis Skinner becomes an Under-Secretary for him.

The Vote of No Confidence ordered by Margaret Thatcher in 1979 fails, thanks to Labour MP Alfred Broughton being in good health. Therefore, the 1979 General Election is held in October. The election results in Barbara Castle being returned to power with a slightly more comfortable majority of 12. Margaret Thatcher concedes defeat, and announces her resignation of the Conservative Party leadership, effective upon the election of her successor. In January 1980, Geoffrey Howe is elected to replace Margaret Thatcher as Leader of the Conservatives and to head the Her Majesty's Opposition. Thatcher is retained in the Shadow Cabinet as Shadow Chancellor, and former Prime Minister is returned to the Shadow Cabinet as Deputy Leader of the Conservatives and Foreign Secretary.

In 1981, four MPs had planned to defect from the Labour Party and form a new political organisation. Thankfully for the Castle, she caught wind of their plans, and talked to them about their reasonings for wanting to leave the party. They voiced their concerns, and Castle proceeded to tell them that their concerns would be answered and there would be no need to cause a fuss. This prevented a possible split in the Labour Party, which irritated the Liberal Party. In 1983, the Prime Minister receives intelligence that Argentina is planning to invade the Falklands Islands. This knowledge is kept secret to the public, but Castle makes it perfectly clear to Galtieri that if he invades the Falklands, the UK will take assertive action against them. This deters Argentina from doing anything. Due to rising debts due to government policy, support for the government falls, and in 1984, Geoffrey Howe leads the Conservative Party to a reasonable majority of 43. With that, Barbara Castle concedes defeat and announces her resignation as Labour Party Leader and initiates the next Labour leadership election.

(This write-up is now about one-and-a-half years old so it won't be one of my best.)
 

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I have gone back and got another load of new portraits for Castle Close to Shore, and made a new box for Tony Benn. I have removed Bryan Gould as a once-Shadow Secretary of State for Defence on advise that that would be a terrible pick, and removed Gerald Kaufman as the 76-79 Chancellor for Castle, as I feel that's waaaay too early for Kaufman to be in such a senior position.
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And a beginning write up...


Harold Wilson has shockingly announced his resignation as Labour Party Leader. Tony Benn, James Callaghan, Anthony Crosland, MIchael Foot, Denis Healey and Roy Jenkins have all entered the race to succeed him and become the next Prime Minister. Then, one more joins the fray... Barbara Castle. She begins discussions with Anthony Crosland, who agrees to stand down as a candidate for the leadership of the party in return for becoming Chancellor in a Castle cabinet.

Castle comes third in the first ballot, resulting in Denis Healey being knocked out of the contest. Tony Benn and Roy Jenkins withdraw of their own accord then proceed to withdraw of their own accord, as they realise that they are quite unlikely to win the leadership at this time. Denis Healey comes out in support of Barbara Castle, and Tony Benn keeps quiet. In the second ballot, Castle gets a swathe of support and comes second, resulting in her overtaking Michael Foot and him being eliminated. The chances of Barbara Castle becoming Britain's first woman Prime Minister increases. The final ballot is a vote between two vicious political rivals; Barbara Castle and James Callaghan; Harold Wilson's right hand man. The returning officer, the upshot 46-year-old backbench MP Dennis Skinner, announces the results of the final ballot. 'The votes cast in favour of James Callaghan, one hundred and fourty-eight. The votes cast in favour of Barbara Castle, One hundred and sixty-five.' Cheering erupts in the room as Castle supporters know that they will have the first woman Prime Minister before the end of the day. 'And I do 'ereby declare the said Barbara Castle is duly elected to serve as Leader of the Labour Party.' Cheering once again sounds as Castle makes her first speech as Leader of the Labour Party

At 9PM, Harold Wilson tenders his resignation to the Queen for the second time, and recommends her Majesty to send for Barbara Castle to form the new government. Barbara Castle, at the age of 65, becomes Britain's first woman Prime Minister. The Cabinet is given a sizeable shake-up. As promised, Anthony Crosland is made Chancellor of the Exchequer, with Denis Healey moved to the Foreign Office, resulting in Callaghan's sudden removal from the Cabinet. The Prime Minister tells Callaghan that her reason for removing him was to 'Lower the average age of the cabinet' to which Callaghan in a public statement famously retorted 'Why doesn't she start with herself?' In a surprising move, Tony Benn is made Home Secretary, in a move to appease the more stringent left of the party. This results in more left-wing policies being introduced within the purview of the Home Office. Tony Benn manages to calm the trade unions, ending a possible winter of discontent before it even begins. In October 1976, the Deputy Leader of the Labour Party, Edward Short, resigns. The election that ensues results in Chancellor Crosland being elected Deputy Leader. Sadly, however, Crosland would die just four months after being elected. In the Treasury, Crosland's position is filled by Gerald Kaufman. In the second leadership election in four months, the Home Secretary Tony Benn becomes the new Deputy Leader. Dennis Skinner becomes an Under-Secretary for him.

The Vote of No Confidence ordered by Margaret Thatcher in 1979 fails, thanks to Labour MP Alfred Broughton being in good health. Therefore, the 1979 General Election is held in October. The election results in Barbara Castle being returned to power with a slightly more comfortable majority of 12. Margaret Thatcher concedes defeat, and announces her resignation of the Conservative Party leadership, effective upon the election of her successor. In January 1980, Geoffrey Howe is elected to replace Margaret Thatcher as Leader of the Conservatives and to head the Her Majesty's Opposition. Thatcher is retained in the Shadow Cabinet as Shadow Chancellor, and former Prime Minister is returned to the Shadow Cabinet as Deputy Leader of the Conservatives and Foreign Secretary.

In 1981, four MPs had planned to defect from the Labour Party and form a new political organisation. Thankfully for the Castle, she caught wind of their plans, and talked to them about their reasonings for wanting to leave the party. They voiced their concerns, and Castle proceeded to tell them that their concerns would be answered and there would be no need to cause a fuss. This prevented a possible split in the Labour Party, which irritated the Liberal Party. In 1983, the Prime Minister receives intelligence that Argentina is planning to invade the Falklands Islands. This knowledge is kept secret to the public, but Castle makes it perfectly clear to Galtieri that if he invades the Falklands, the UK will take assertive action against them. This deters Argentina from doing anything. Due to rising debts due to government policy, support for the government falls, and in 1984, Geoffrey Howe leads the Conservative Party to a reasonable majority of 43. With that, Barbara Castle concedes defeat and announces her resignation as Labour Party Leader and initiates the next Labour leadership election.

(This write-up is now about one-and-a-half years old so it won't be one of my best.)
1) Excellent TL. Nice idea.

2) Geoffrey Cox as PM? @Lord Roem would be constantly full of energy
 

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Infection is primarily caused by exposure to infected fluids, primarily through scratches, bites, licks or ingestion of contaminated saliva, blood, mucus or urine. Contrary to popular belief, Boleyn/Plumhomme disease does not result in symptoms resembling necrosis or cannibalism. This is in part due to misinterpretation of already present symptoms in a minor percentage of infected persons; while there have been multiple instances of those infected with Boleyn/Plumhomme both biting and consuming others, this is rather the result of the subsequent hyperphagiac state, during which time those infected will eat any form of available meat or carcass, vegetable or fruit, or in minor cases inedible objects such as bricks or cushions. Similarly, whilst many infected persons have been reported as developing varying injuries to their body, this is an end result of said persons not voluntarily preserving their wellbeing. Regardless, persons suffering from late-stage infection prove to be outwardly hostile and unpredictable, making any case a major risk to the public. Outbreaks in metropolitan areas resulted in widespread civil unrest and loss of life.​
 
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ES1702

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Boris14-18.pngAlexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson (born 19 June 1964) is a British politician and writer who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 2014 to 2018 and Leader of the Conservative Party from 2013 to 2018. He was Mayor of London from 2008 to 2012. Johnson has served as a Member of Parliament (MP) for two different constituencies before and after his time as mayor. He was the MP for Henley from 2001 to 2008 and for Corby from 2012 to 2018. He has been described as adhering to the ideology of one-nation conservatism.

Johnson was educated at Eton College and studied Classics at Balliol College, Oxford. He was elected President of the Oxford Union in 1986. In 1989, he became the Brussels correspondent, and later political columnist, for The Daily Telegraph, where his articles exerted a strong Eurosceptic influence on the British right. He was editor The Spectator magazine from 1999 to 2005. After being elected to Parliament in 2001, Johnson was a shadow minister under Conservative leaders Michael Howard and David Cameron. In 2008, he was elected Mayor of London and resigned from the House of Commons. He was re-elected as mayor in May 2012. During his mayoralty, Johnson oversaw the 2012 Summer Olympics and the cycle hire scheme, both initiated by his predecessor, along with the New Routemaster buses, the Thames cable car and promoting the Garden Bridge. He also banned alcohol consumption on much of London's public transport.

After the resignation of Louise Mensch as the MP for Corby in August 2012, Johnson announced he would put his name forward to be the Conservative candidate. He was selected on 31 August 2012 and fought and won the by-election on 15 November 2012. He resigned as Mayor of London on 16 November 2012, becoming the only person to have done so since the office was created, leaving Victoria Borwick as Acting Mayor until a special election was held to elect a full-time replacement. Having been seen as a potential future Leader of the Conservative Party, Johnson's decision to leave London and re-join Parliament was seen as a challenge to the leadership of Liam Fox. When Fox was mired in an expenses scandal in October 2013, Johnson joined calls for Fox to resign for the good of the party. Johnson stood for, and won, the leadership of the Conservative Party in November 2013, defeating Andrea Leadsom, after Fox lost a vote of no confidence among Conservative MPs.

In the 2014 election, held only seven months after Johnson became leader, he led the Conservative Party to its biggest parliamentary victory since 1987, winning 39% of the vote and 335 seats and bringing 17 years of Labour-led ministries to an end. His premiership was marked by the ongoing effects of the late-2000s financial crisis, including continued deficit reduction measures. Johnson's government focused largely on raising more revenue, while also carrying out pledges to increase funding on health, education and policing and retain most public sector reforms introduced by the Labour-Liberal Democrat coalition. He also enforced stricter immigration policies and held a referendum on the UK's membership of the European Union in 2015 which he won for the 'In' campaign. Internationally, Johnson's government authorised the bombing of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, negotiated the Iran nuclear deal and took a tougher stance against China over Hong Kong.

Internal Conservative Party arguments over Europe flared up again in late 2017 and contributed to Conservative MPs voting no confidence in Johnson in January 2018 after the resignation of Michael Gove as Chancellor of the Exchequer and Theresa May as Home Secretary - the two leading figures in the Cabinet who backed the 'Out' campaign in the 2015 referendum. Johnson was succeeded as Leader of the Conservative Party and Prime Minister by Gove in March 2018, two months before that year's general election. Johnson subsequently announced he would leave the House of Commons at that election.
 
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