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Americans had been through quite a bit. Leftists and anti-government sympathisers were rounded up by McCarthy, the KKK was federalised by Stephenson, their cities got seared by Cubans and their own boys got atomised while fighting in Viet Nam. The former director of FBI making his moves for a third term was, maybe, the straw that broke the camels back. Americans on a whole may have not agreed with the fact that punk kids who smoked pot and fucked like rabbits were now in charge, but the former and the latter both agreed with each other on the golden rule; there could never, ever be another Nixon, so they reluctantly accepted the reforms that came their way.

1st elected Administrative Council of the United States of America, 1972- ███
Billy Clinton - President
Afeni Shakur - Vice President
Fred Hampton - State Chairman
Herman Daly - Chairman of Economic Maintenance
Fannie Lou Hamer - Chairwoman of Domestic Justice
Barbara Jordan - Chairwoman of the Law
Howard Machtinger - Chairman of Education
George McGovern - Chairman of the National Food Cooperative Network
Max Yasgur - Chairman of Farmland and Agriculture
Bill Fesperman - Regional Convener of the Peoples Congress
 
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A slightly sillier infobox based off rvbomally's scenario Old Hickory Cut Down, which in itself is based on Hnau's successful Jackson assassination TL.

The Roman War of Independence (Italian: Guerra d'indipendenza romana), also called the Franco-Roman War, the One Month War or the Roman Crisis of 1849, was waged by the Second French Republic against the Roman Republic, a revolutionary state that was previously founded on 9 February 1849 by the Costituente Romana, founded in the wake of liberal protests in the Papal States and Pius IX's self-imposed exile.



Without consulting his ministers, Prince-President Louis Napoleon sent an expeditionary force to Rome in order to restore the temporal power of the Holy See, a move which was extremely popular with Catholics, but angered the more liberal republicans. On 25 April, 10,000 French soldiers led by General Charles Oudinot landed at Civitavecchia, while 4,000 Spanish soldiers marched north from Gaeta, where Pius IX had made his refuge. Giuseppe Garibaldi's fateful arrival to Rome emboldened Republican forces, who routed Oudinot's forces on 30 April.

Giuseppe Mazzini and French diplomat Ferdinand de Lesseps's attempt to sign a ceasefire was denunciated by Louis Napoleon, as he sought to achieve total destruction of the revolutionary regime. Hostilities would resume in May, as Oudinot's army, reinforced by Spanish soldiers and Sicilian volunteers, marched towards Rome. In an unexpected move, however, American President Theodore Frelinghuysen – a Northern Whig and pious humanitarian – declared his tacit support for the Roman cause, sending a squadron of warships under Commodore Perry's command towards the western coast of the Roman state.

As USS Mississippi stopped by the mouth of the Tiber in late May and American soldiers lent their arms to the defense of Rome, Louis Napoleon was increasingly anxious to continue the war, and a peace treaty would eventually be brokered on 12 June 1849, affirming the Roman Republic's independence. The war would solidify the military alliance between the Roman Republic and the Kingdom of Sardinia, though the Republic's financial issues would see them become heavily reliant on Turin for survival. As per the conditions of the Treaty of Forli, the Triumvirate would invite the Pope to take refuge in a portion of the city surrounding St. Peter's Basilica, an offer which the increasingly reactionary Pius IX would refuse. Louis Napoleon's withdrawal from Rome would damage his popularity with Roman Catholics, setting the stage for the Crisis of 1850. Frelinghuysen's decision to intervene in an European war caused uproar in the United States and abroad, with Roman Catholic riots occurring in New York City and Southern congressmen denouncing Frelinghuysen's flagrant disregard for the Monroe Doctrine. While Frelinghuysen would continue to support subsequent liberal revolutions in Europe, his outreach would be limited by Congress and he would eventually be defeated in the 1852 presidential election.
 
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Decided to do a few infoboxes for @Ephraim Ben Raphael's EEUSG entry, Republic of Chile.



Carlos Fernando Flores Labra (born January 9, 1943) is a Chilean engineer, entrepreneur, politician and political theorist serving as the Chairman of the Strategic Long Range Planning Committee since 11 October 1991. From 17 August 1975 until his formal resignation, Fernando Flores served as Chile's 29th and final President. Along with Stafford Beer, Flores is considered one of the primary architects behind the Synco network and the Syntegration theory, which he would implement following the 1991 constitutional referendum.

Spanning more than four decades, Fernando Flores's political career began with his 1972 appointment as Minister of Finance by President Salvador Allende; the then 29-year-old engineer took quickly to government service and became one of the President's closest allies, overseeing the creation and development of Project Cybersyn. In the aftermath of the September 1973 coup and the beginning of civil war, Flores was captured by General Augusto Pinochet's forces and tortured; however, he was able to escape by January 1974 and take control of the Synco network, demonstrating its military potential by co-ordinating Allendist forces in the battlefield and turning the tide of the war against the Conservatives. Following Salvador Allende's assassination, Fernando Flores stepped up to take the reins of power; as the President of a formally Marxist republic, he would spend much of his tenure shepherding economic reforms, pursuing an independent, unaligned foreign policy and expanding Synco's reach, allowing Chile to weather the 1980s economic crisis. Following the collapse of the Soviet Union, Flores would oversee the transition of Chile from a Marxist dictatorship to the world's first Syntegration state, abolishing traditional political offices and elections.

To this day, Fernando Flores remains a controversial figure, with supporters praising his effective stewardship of the Chilean state and its transformation into an independent, sovereign, democratic regional power. Conversely, Flores has been labelled a dictator and authoritarian leader by a number of academic and political observers, citing pervasive censorship and mass surveillance as well as the Syntegration government's strained relationship with opposition.

The National Population Sample of Chile (Spanish: Muestra de Población Nacional de Chile) is the legislative branch of government of the Republic of Chile and the highest constitutional organ. Founded on 22 October 1991 in accordance with the 1991 Chilean Constitution, the unicameral National Population Sample replaced the National Congress of Chile; it is composed of 100 members, which are chosen at random by the Synconet Computer System from the population to serve one-year terms, a manner which, according to the Chilean government, is designed to prevent the formation of a "parasitic political class". While members of the legislature frequently associate with political parties, the National Population Sample is officially nonpartisan.
 

Nofix

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Gorochu is a Pokémon in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise. Created by Atsuko Nishida, Gorochu first appeared in the video games Pokémon Red and Green and subsequent sequels. In addition, Gorochu was one of the Pokémon to get an Alolan Form variant with an Electric/Psychic typing. They have later appeared in various merchandise, spinoff titles and animated and printed adaptations of the franchise. It is known as the Thunder King Pokémon (Thunder God Pokémon in Japan). Gorochu is the evolved form of Raichu and the final evolution of series mascot Pikachu. Since it appeared in the Pokémon series, Gorochu has received generally positive reception, often topping lists of "coolest" or "manliest" Pokémon. It has been featured in several forms of merchandise, including figurines, plush toys, and in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Gorochu first appears as one of the 190 species of Pokémon in the Pokémon Red and Green Versions. When a Pikachu becomes Level 30, it evolves into Raichu, and when Raichu is exposed to a Thunder Stone, it evolves into Gorochu. In later games Raichu must be level 50 or higher when exposed to a Thunder Stone. It later appeared in all subsequent sequels. From its release in the first generation to the current eight generation, Gorochu has been considered to be one of the best Pokemon in standard play, being featured on many teams in both fan leagues and official tournaments. It is nicknamed as "Godchu" by members of the competitive scene due to its high base stats, wide movepool, and unique ability to damage Ground-types with Electric-type moves.

Gorochu is featured in the Pokémon anime series with the most recurring being from the Indigo League main character Ash Ketchum. The Alolan version appeared on the team of Sun and Moon League main character Elio Ray.

Since its debut, Gorochu has appeared in other Nintendo games. It has appeared in every entry of the Super Smash Bros. series, in an unplayable capacity in the first three games before becoming a playable character in Super Smash Bros. Kerfuffle onward. Despite Gorochu's strong position in mainline competitive Pokemon, he is considered one of the weaker fighters in the Smash competitive community, even weaker than pre-evolved form Pikachu.

Nofix's Video Game Wikiboxes:
Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem (SNES)
Chrono Break (PS2)
Metroid 64 (N64)
Metroid Dread (DS)​
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Source for the Gorochu picture. I'm fairly certain, but not 100% certain, that this is the first alternate Pokemon wikibox done. If I'm wrong, please correct me, but I thought this would be a novel idea to throw out there. Plus I hadn't done a video game box in a while, and wanted to get one out. (Also I seem to be accidentally creating a video game wikibox extended universe. That was unintentional compared to the DC History one.)

Also, just for fun, I'm thinking Gorochu's BST is 90HP/100ATK/85DEF/120SpAtk/70SpDef/120Speed (585 in total). In Gen 1 it'd be 120 Special (or 515 in total). I was also thinking of making him a part-Fighting type, or part-Ground type, given the design, but I decided to stick with just pure Electric.
 

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Most Americanists tend to refer to the 21st century as the "Century of Humiliation". While some historians have criticized the term as a Chinese calque, most American citizens would likely agree with the assessment: the 21st century saw American power and outreach wane in comparison with Old World giants and dynamic economies, and American voters elect a long line of lackluster leaders nowadays ranked alongside the likes of John Tyler, Benjamin Harrison and Jimmy Carter. Climate change, industrial and economic decline, the new space race, neo-regionalism - the Empire of Liberty ultimately found itself ill-equipped to deal with such issues even as most of her old enemies collapsed, reformed or both. With the entrenched two-party system failing to restore American hegemony, American citizens turned inwards, paying greater attention to proliferating "self-governing municipalities" and state legislatures than to Congress and the Presidency. The United States' defeat in the Second Mexican-American War (2091-2094), which would see Mexico triumphantly integrate Cuba and Puerto Rico, would further diminish American trust in their party system, but also result in the blossoming of reformist and nationalist movements, chief among them being the Sovereign America Committee.

This activity would bear fruit during the 2096 presidential election, resulting in the victory of Admiral William Luria. Elected as a Democratic candidate on the platform of military and space agency reform as well as a comprehensive urban revitalization program that would bring flood-damaged cities closer to the likes of New Venice and Saigon, Luria saw himself become a lame-duck President as Congress opposed his attempts to limit the activity of Free Economic Zones and municipal political machinery, and few foreign leaders were impressed by Luria's brash, arrogant attitude. Nonetheless, many citizens wept when Luria died on 4 July 2099, in a fireworks misfire which conspiracy theorists allege to this day to have been a CIA-ordered assassination. Luria's successor, former Mayor of NYC Rafael Cuomo, was a dynasty man through and through, a centrist who nonetheless wielded strong support from the New York City Reconstruction Agency, and who ultimately won the 2100 presidential election on sympathy votes against a Republican candidate who spoke a little too favorably of Indian presence in the San Francisco Free Economic Zone.

The 2104 presidetial election would prove to be Cuomo's bane. First of all, the 2100 presidential election's aftermath saw significant activity on part of third parties, with 2102 midterms seeing governorships and Congressional seats go to parties which were previously represented on the state level - the Socialists, the Christian Unionists, the Land Tax League, et cetera. Secondly, Cuomo's attempt to break up the Sovereign America Committee, which opposed the suppression of the Cadien Communities' Association, was poorly received by just about everyone. Thirdly, Cuomo still managed to win an Electoral College majority while winning 36% of the popular vote, due to voter suppression in certain states and the sheer variety of opposition parties. All across the country, people demanded that their legislatures call for a constitutional convention; they quickly found their champion in Thomas Brandt, four-star general and distinguished veteran of the Second Mexican-American War, who soon led a million man march on the Capitol Hill.

Cuomo resigned, leaving the Presidency in the hands of Henry Peterson, a mild-mannered, pliable ex-Secretary of the Interior; he was eager to cooperate with the American reformist movement and, in a March speech, professed his wholehearted support for a "second Constitutional Convention", giving a go-ahead to America's governors and state legislatures. More than that, Peterson invited Tom Brandt to serve as his "co-President", and the four-star general humbly accepted.

The Second Constitutional Convention was not to be a quick affair, adjourning multiple times as it had to await the report of the Committee of Detail. Several journalists - among them ACRA activist Sanford "Sonny" Jackson - questioned the Convention's legitimacy, with Vox's August 11 article suggesting that the Committee of Detail was "dominated" by Sovereign America Committee reps. Nonetheless, the Convention was ultimately successful in drafting a Constitution, which established America as an officially nonpartisan state with considerable emphasis on independent, merit-based civil service as well as applied AI-controlled management. The Meritocratic Constitution (or the Brandt Constitution, as it was referred to by its detractors) did not sit well with Western state governors, who decried the proposed amendments strengthening the executive office, including (but not limited to) the power to remove state governors on basis of criminal charges. Tom Brandt and the Sovereign America Committee strongly defended the proposal, presenting the vote on ratification as a vote on America's unity and sovereignty.

By October 2105, 34 states have ratified the Brandt Constitution, two states short of complete application; however, the Texas Legislature's extremely narrow ratification was vetoed by socialist Governor Edwin Stoddard, earning the ire of the Sovereign America Committee. In Louisiana and Mississippi, where the Delta communes and the Mississippi Economic Free Zone held considerable sway, the vote was stalled to the point where the Presidents of the two states' Senates ultimately declared that they would prefer "incoming legislators" to vote on ratification, meaning that it would have to wait until 2106. The SAC's response was to encourage state-by-state referendums on ratification "where it was possible", with additional supervision from Convention-appointed observers. As the majority of U.S. states that had referendums also opposed ratification, several Western state governors demanded that Brandt and Peterson refrain from appointing election observers, citing "reasonable suspicion of electoral misconduct". Further issues arose when the legislatures of Colorado, Iowa, New Hampshire and Hawaii rescinded their ratifications in a manner which SAC spokesmen contended was illegal. Militiamen besieged state capitols and clashed with police while SAC members demanded a full investigation of legislators deemed responsible for the rescission.

Tensions came to a head when two events occurred: the Jackson terrorist attack and the Harlem explosion. The first incident took place on November 1, 2105, when a group of terrorists attacked the Mississippi State Capitol, apparently intending to intimidate the state legislature into rejecting the Brandt Constitution; however, the terrorists were quickly detained by the state guard, and the attack propelled pro-ratification State Senator Vince Pickering to the governor's seat. The second incident took place on December 5, during a rally of the Sovereign America Committee. The massacre which took the lives of 122 people - among them Rico Mari, a leading member of both the Generation of '94 and the Sovereign America Committee - was readily pinned on Rhea Martinez, a Mexicali-born engineer with a history of involvement in socialist organizations and a vocal opponent of the Brandt Constitution. In addition to inflaming anti-Mexican sentiment, the Harlem explosion provided Brandt and Peterson with a justification for stringent antiterrorist measures. These events only increased enmity between the Meritocrats and their opponents, as Vox and other anti-ratificationist media put forward reports suggesting SAC involvement in the Jackson attack.

In February, protesters took to the streets of Washington D.C., calling for President Peterson to dismiss Thomas Brandt and reshuffle the Second Constitutional Convention. Brandt and Peterson's response was to accuse the major anti-ratificationist leaders - head of ACRA Sonny Jackson, former Louisiana congressman Mortimer "Morty" Beauregard and Texas Governor Edwin Stoddard among others - of stoking "anti-American sentiment". Soon enough, arrest warrants were issued against the three, causing governors of anti-ratificationist states - by that point referred to as Localists - to declare Brandt's actions unconstitutional. As soon as Tom Brandt took control of the White House following Peterson's mysterious incapacitation and declared martial law, the Second American Civil War broke out.



((OOC: I'd like to credit @machinekng for his excellent 2068 USA basemap, having edited it for the purposes of this box))
 
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What was the 151st United States Congress like?
Hellish. On top of increased gerrymandering, there are multiple amendments made to the Congressional rules that give either the Speaker or Senate Leader powers to silence and eject any member that they believe to be in violation of 'legislative ethics'. As Republicans have been in majority since the impeachment, a typical conversation could go like this;

Speaker: The chair recognises the Senator from Maine.
Senator: Thank you Mister Speaker. I wish to call an inquiry on the continued stationing of the National Guard in--
Speaker: The Senator from Maine has breached the rules of the Senate and will be removed by the Sargent at Arms.
Senator: Wait what
Speaker: The gentleman from Maine will leave the floor.
Senator 2: Mister Speaker, point of order!?
Speaker: Overruled. The Senator from Wyoming has breached the rules of the Senate and will be removed by the Sargent at Arms.
Senator 3, in back, whispering to colleague: This is ridiculous!
Speaker: Point of order. The Senator from Vermont has breached the rules of the Senate and will be removed by the Sargent at Arms.
 

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I really like the map although shouldn't that be the aftermath of the US Capitol explosion? That's not the White house pictured. I know its a nitpick but confusion between those two buildings has always been one of my bugbears.
 
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