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Lists of Heads of Government and Heads of State

theev

Because of him we have many things like Pizza Hut
Pronouns
he/him
Just a dumb thing that came into my head from the book I'm reading.

There is of course a light rain coming down in Arlington a Bobby Kennedy is being laid to rest. His Brother, the President of the United States has not been more tempted to drink at any point in the last 27 years then he is today. But Teddy knows that Bobby would be disappointed if he broke his pledge now. Instead he stands there feeling hollow. They did a lot of good the two of them since their talk in 1968 when Bobby had decided against challenging President Johnson. There had been hard years but achievements none the less. With President Nixon, the National Health Administration, and against him, a swift impeachment for his crimes in the Watergate scandal. With Stevenson, National full employment, the ERA and when that crank Fred Church died, Bobby had gone from UN Ambassador to seat-warming VP. They'd raised their massive broods, and Jack's kids as well. God he thinks to himself, Jackie hasn't even been gone three years. He thinks they all did a decent enough job, only Bobby Junior turned out to be a real asshole what wish his stupid-ass crusade to have Homeopathy included in the NHA. Jack-Jack had come close but there'd been enough rough, late night conversations at least to get him to focus on the Bar. And then after '92 well, he had to tell himself they'd done pretty damned well. Bobby as his Chief of Staff for the First term had been... stressful but wonderful. Working things with Gorbachev. Trying to patch things up with the Brits. Getting the Education Reform and Universal Dental Care and that cockamamie War on Hunger (Thank God Bobby had talked him into it though!) through the congress had been no easy matters. But that was all past now. He looks over and sees the torch at the other grave before looking back to the freshly dug grave where Bobby was buried, and then to the rest of his family. They could have done more. But, he tell himself, Bobby and him did more then enough. And maybe they'd made the world a bit of a better place. He thinks about raising a toast but knows he won't. Yeah, they hadn't done too bad a job. And they'd built a real legacy, not just for the country, not just a myth of Camelot. He smiles sadly, and then turns. The rain hides the tears, not that he cares to hide them. His second term isn't over yet and there's still more to do.

1969-1973: Richard M. Nixon / John G. Tower (Republican)
1968: Lyndon B. Johnson / Edmund S. Muskie (Democratic), George C. Wallace, Jr. / Curtis T. LeMay (American Independent)
1972: Hubert H. Humphrey / J. Terry Sanford (Democratic)
1973-1977: John G. Tower / Anne L. Armstrong (Republican)
1977-1983: Adlai E. Stevenson III / Frank F. Church III (Democratic)

1976: Ronald W. Reagan / Gerald R. Ford, Jr. (Republican)
1980: Spiro T. Agnew / Jack F. Kemp (Republican), George H. W. Bush / Barbara Jordan (Independent)
1983-1985: Adlai E. Stevenson III / Robert F. Kennedy (Democratic)
1985-1993: Howard H. Baker, Jr. / James A. Baker III (Republican)

1984: John H. Glenn / Gary W. Hart (Democratic)
1988: Jesse L. Jackson / Joseph R. Biden, Jr. (Democratic)
1993-2001: Edward M. Kennedy / D. Ann W. Richards (Democratic)
1992: James A. Baker III / Freddie D. Thompson (Republican), Paul E. Tsongas / H. Ross Perot (Independent)
1996: William J. Clinton / Lowell P. Weicker, Jr. (Reform), Patrick J. Buchanan, J. Danforth Quayle / J. Danforth Quayle, Christine T. Todd Whitman (Republican)
Bobby as a grey eminence is phresh as hell. Well done.
 

Turquoise Blue

Tsundoku Tibby
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Location
The Land of the Trembling Star (UK)
Pronouns
they/them
Bernadotte Britain
Victoria (Hanover) 1837-1901
Arthur I (Saxe-Coburg-Gotha) 1901-1942
Arthur II (Saxe-Coburg-Gotha) 1942-1943
Edward VII (Bernadotte) 1943-1947
- Crown Prince Gustaf of Sweden
Charles III (Bernadotte) 1947-present - also Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden

It is by a cruel twist of fate that Victoria's first two sons, Prince Albert and Prince Alfred, both were infertile and died before their mother, so the Crown went to the third son, Prince Arthur, who never expected the throne.

And it is by another cruel twist of fate that Arthur's son died before him, so the crown, in the middle of the war, was handed to the grandson who barely a year later fell out of a window, killing himself.

Perhaps if we had known how this would have gone, we wouldn't have done the 1905 marriage of Margaret, Princess Royal with the young grandson of the Crown Prince of Sweden.

But what's done is done. And Britain and Sweden now has the same King. One who was crowned the King of Britain when he was but an one year old. The Charlesian age is a much changed one, but he remains monarch of the British Commonwealth and of the Kingdom of Sweden.
 
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Yokai Man

Well-known member
Bernadotte Britain
Victoria (Saxe-Coburg-Gotha) 1837-1901
Arthur I (Saxe-Coburg-Gotha) 1901-1942
Arthur II (Saxe-Coburg-Gotha) 1942-1943
Edward VII (Bernadotte) 1943-1947
- Crown Prince Gustaf of Sweden
Charles III (Bernadotte) 1947-present - also Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden

It is by a cruel twist of fate that Victoria's first two sons, Prince Albert and Prince Alfred, both were infertile and died before their mother, so the Crown went to the third son, Prince Arthur, who never expected the throne.

And it is by another cruel twist of fate that Arthur's son died before him, so the crown, in the middle of the war, was handed to the grandson who barely a year later fell out of a window, killing himself.

Perhaps if we had known how this would have gone, we wouldn't have done the 1905 marriage of Margaret, Princess Royal with the young grandson of the Crown Prince of Sweden.

But what's done is done. And Britain and Sweden now has the same King. One who was crowned the King of Britain when he was but an one year old. The Charlesian age is a much changed one, but he remains monarch of the British Commonwealth and of the Kingdom of Sweden.
How beautifully mental.

How was Arthur I as a king?
 

Mumby

Always mysterious!
Published by SLP
Location
Municipal Commune of Bourne
Pronouns
He/Him
I wanted to try and have a semi-realistic President McCarthy scenario and it got a bit out of hand.

I reasoned the most sensible way to do it is to prevent Eisenhower's Presidency - so McCarthy is championed by the Republicans rather than embarrassed by him.

also features the fact that aside from his paranoia, mccarthy was less ultra-right and more of a rampant self-publicist, its his successors who end up turning america into a HQ for neo-fascism, but its mccarthy who opens the door to that with his paranoia and coddling of dixiecrats (and the assent of the likes of hubert humphrey who wanted the CPUSA outlawed whether that violated the spirit of the constitution or not)

1945-1955: Harry S. Truman (Democratic)
1948 (with Alben W. Barkley) def. Thomas E. Dewey (Republican), Strom Thurmond (State's Rights Democratic)
1952 (with Alben W. Barkley) def. Robert A. Taft (Republican)

1955-1957: Alben W. Barkley (Democratic)
1957-1960: Joseph McCarthy (Republican)
1956 (with Karl E. Mundt) def. Hubert Humphrey (Democratic), Richard Russell Jr. (State's Rights)
1960-1961: Karl E. Mundt (Republican)
1961-1970: John Wayne (Republican)
1960 (with Nelson Rockefeller) def. Margaret Chase Smith (Conscience Coalition), John G. Commelin (National State's Rights)
1964 (with Jim Rhodes) def. Pat Brown [replacing John F. Kennedy] (Democratic), George Lincoln Rockwell (National Alliance), Nelson Rockefeller (Conscience Republican)
1968 (with Strom Thurmond) def. Eugene McCarthy (Democratic), James M. Gavin (Conscience)

1970-1973: Strom Thurmond (Republican)
1972 (with Willis Carto) def. Bobby Seale (Peoples' Democratic), Scoop Jackson (Conscience), Ted Kennedy (Yankee Democratic)
1973: Beginning of the Second American Civil War
 

Wolfram

a single, distant, very loud, yeehaw
Location
the Velvet Coffin, Texas
Pronouns
he/him
1989-1992: George Bush (Republican)
assassinated by Francisco Duran, 1992
1992-2001: Dan Quayle (Republican)
'92 (with Colin Powell) def. Al Gore (Democratic) [1]
'96 (with Pete Wilson) def. Ann Richards (Democratic) [2]
2001-2005: Jeb Bush (Republican) [3]
'00 (with Helen Chenoweth-Hage) def. Gary Hart (Democratic)
2005-: Robert Kennedy Jr. (Democratic) [4]
'04 (with Ann Richards) def. Jeb Bush (Republican), Alan Keyes (Values)

[1] The shocking and arbitrary murder of President Bush, in an event in some ways even more inexplicable and mythologized than that of John F. Kennedy three decades earlier, cast a long shadow over the 1992 election. Dan Quayle had been a figure of fun beforehand, but in the aftermath he was seen in a new light - a passionate, confident, and charismatic man, not the best-spoken one, but someone Americans could trust in the new world order, particularly with Colin Powell beside him as almost a bipartisan secular saint for his role in the Gulf War. Next to that, what could Al Gore, a very intelligent but wooden and often fake-seeming man, do?
[2] And then it was 1996, and in the midst of a massive economic expansion and more "short interventions" in Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia that proved remarkably popular even among liberals, the President was re-elected by a landslide despite a controversial new running mate and the charismatic and well-liked Governor of Texas running a spirited campaign that inspired women everywhere. (Somewhere, George W. Bush looks around Southwest Bell Field and thinks, Yeah, I would've gotten crushed if I had run for Governor. I made the right call.)
[3] The 2000 election was more touch-and-go - even with Jeb Bush's reputation for competence and the memory of his martyred father, he just plain wasn't the most interesting fellow out there, and his running mate was plenty controversial on her own - but ultimately the return of Gary Hart, more seasoned and driven than ever before, wasn't quite enough to bring an end to the Republicans' reign.
[4] By 2004, though, the dot-com bubble and the 2003 recession had dented Bush's reputation as a safe pair of hands and made his personal style more of a liability than anything else, and his refusal to support constitutional amendments overturning Roe v. Wade or banning states from passing same-sex marriage ordinances had royally ticked off conservatives. And so the end of 24 years of Republican presidencies came at the hands of Robert Kennedy Jr., the charismatic progressive Senator from New York with a stellar record on the environment and foreign policy and a famous name. Truly, the new President will be...
...
...
...he said what about vaccination?
 

zaffre

At the same time, a Space Bug
Location
Massachusetts
No More Santa Claus

1993-1995: Paul Tsongas (D-MA) / Ross Perot (I-TX) [1]
1992: George H. W. Bush (R-TX) / Dan Quayle (R-IN)
1995-1995: Paul Tsongas (D-MA)* / Ross Perot (D-TX) [2]
1995-1995: Ross Perot (D-TX) / Vacancy
1995-2001: Ross Perot (D-TX) / Douglas Wilder (D-VA)

1996: Phil Gramm (R-TX) / John McCain (R-AZ)
2000: George W. Bush (R-TX) / Donald Rumsfeld (R-IL), Paul Wellstone (ID-MN) / Warren Beatty (ID-CA) [3]

2001-2005: Ross Perot (UR-TX) / Douglas Wilder (UR-VA) [4]
2005-2013: Wesley Clark (R-AR) / Steve Goldsmith (R-IN) [5]

2004: Ann Richards (D-TX) / Al Gore (D-TN), Howard Dean (UR-VT) / Donald J. Trump (UR-NY) [6]
2008: Bill Clinton (D-AR) / Rob Andrews (D-NJ) [7]

2013-: Niki Tsongas (D-MA) / Mark Cuban (D-TX) [8]
2012: Steve Goldsmith (R-IN) / Buddy Roemer (R-LA)
2016: Katherine Harris (R-FL) / Charles Djou (R-HI)


[1] Tsongas' victories in Maine and Colorado and the subsequent exit of Jerry Brown led to a slow, grinding victory over Governor Clinton - Slick Willy ended up a strictly sectional candidacy, but the spectre of Dukakis loomed over every polling setback for the Tsongas campaign. Paul managed to distinguish himself from Mike, once and for all, by choosing a conservative old Texan for his VP - but his own choice was nothing less than a Hail Mary pass. Perot refused the position, christ-like, multiple times, and it was only some fairly intense bargaining on the matter of party designation and Perot's belief that Republicans were threatening his family (and the fact that he had cribbed half of his economic policies from Tsongas) that finally persuaded Ross to get on side at the convention as practically co-president.

Bush was toast.

[2] Perot was eased into 'officially' being a Democrat only with President Tsongas' private admission that he was dying, not several years from now but now, and a plea to not throw away all the administration's work on a ramshackle third party movement. Perot actually stuck to this for a few years.

[3] Wellstone and Beatty had flash and substance (certainly more substance than the administration, which had cobbled together large Congressional majorities that were willing to do essentially nothing) but Perot made Senator Bush look like a flip, callow ideologue in the mold of Gramm and for the second time enough Democrats, just barely, held their nose.

[4] Perot's third (third!) term was entirely overshadowed by his own Sec. of Commerce being targeted in the devastating attack on Trump Tower and the War in Sudan, which gave the President the opportunity to finally break loose from the party he saw as an albatross (Tsongas couldn't possibly have expected him to stay partisan in a national crisis, could he?). In an abstract sense this might have been smart but given that Perot's foreign policy was (on the whole) restrained, he had undercut himself to gain little more than naked hostility from the GOP.

[5] Had Wesley Clark 'always' been a Republican or had he gotten tired of Perot's vacillating policy and realized that, after 12 years in the wilderness, the GOP was desperate for a non-partisan of their own? Guess.

[6] The Unity and Reform coalition tore right down the middle with Perot's departure, with Governor Dean and Secretary Trump taking the "right yes fuck the poor" bit and the Texan Titan, Governor Richards, taking the rest. Her campaign, which had triumphed in a bruising primary battle with Vice President Wilder, dwindled to a disappointing finish in the face of health concerns (no one wanted another resignation) and Clark's ability to portray himself, alone, as the Man Who Could Fix The Middle East.

[7] Bill Clinton (who had conceded to the inevitable in '04 and let Richards and Wilder have their fight) was back with a vengeance, four years later, the aging establishment titan that rumbled through one of the most diverse fields in history on the premise of his electability and a worldwide economic crisis. The White House should have been his for the taking. But Clinton's own skeletons resurfaced and Clark, far from well versed in economic matters, managed to portray himself as a new man trying new things while Clinton was old and tired and stuck with years of carrying water for Perotnomics in the Senate. Clinton tried to dodge and weave and point to Clark's own failures in Sudan, but... it's the economy, stupid.

[8] Senator Tsongas was unshowy, undramatic, and not the brazen outsider that Clark, or Perot, or even her husband, asserted they would be. But in her two terms in office, America's Iron Lady - Mrs. Claus - has proven herself the first president in decades to care less about being A Great Man and more about helping the little man. Actually care.

And it helps.
 

Bolt451

Anxious millenial cowgirl
Location
Sandford, Gloucestershire
Pronouns
She/Her
The Winter of the “Five Presidents”
Or
This was the least dumb idea I had today.

2017-2020 Donald Trump/Mike Pence (republican)
2016 def: Hilary Clinton/Tim Kaine (Democrat)
2020 Defeated by: Joe Biden/Bernie Sanders (Democract) (1)
2020-2021: Mike Pence/Vacant (Republican) (2)
2021-2021: Bernie Sanders/Pete Buttigieg (Democrat) (3)
2021-2024: Pete Buttigieg/Kamala Harris (4)

(1) Joe Stands down after falling ill with Covid-19
(2) Trump resigns
(3) Bernie stands down after another heart attack
(4) Oh dear god I wanted to pick Tammy Baldwin for maximum gay agenda.

The same, but extra spicy.

2017-2020 Donald Trump/Mike Pence (republican)
2016 def: Hilary Clinton/Tim Kaine (Democrat)
2020 Defeated by: Joe Biden/Bernie Sanders (Democract) (1)
2020-2021: Mike Pence/Vacant (Republican)
2021-2021: Bernie Sanders/Amy Klobuchar (Democrat)
2021-2025: Amy Klobuchar/Pete Buttigieg (Democrat) (2)
2025-2029: Mike Pence/Pete Buttigieg (Republican/Democrat) (3)
Def 2025: Amy Klobuchar/Pete Buttigieg, Mark Zuckerberg/Andrew Yang (Independent)
2029-2033: Mike Pence/Ivanka Trump (Republican)
Def 2029: Pete Buttigieg/Kamala Harris (Democrat) Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez/Rashida Tlaib (Green)
2033-20__: Ivanka Trump/Charlie Kirk (4)
2033-2037
Def 2033: Kamala Harris/Alexandria Occaision Cortez (Democrat-Green Fusion)
Def 2037: Stacy Abrams/Steven Williams (Green Democrat)
Secession crisis of 2037-38: Emergency Powers introduced (5)
2038: Start of second Civil War. Start of the Trump Dynasty

(1) President-Elect Biden stood down after respiratory problems
(2) President Sanders stood down after a near fatal heart attack
(3) Democrats in Congress supported a Pence Presidency after Pence won the popular vote but at the insistence that Pete Buttigieg get the VP slow.
(4) Trump lost the popular vote by nearly 8% but due to redistricting, won the electoral collage. A similar situation happened in 2036too
(5) The introduction of emergency powers came during the Crisis of 2037-. President The intention of the Western Pact to secede from the union following a second election where the winner of the popular vote wasn’t the winner of the electoral college and nearly 10 years of similar mid term elections with the democrats winning the popular vote by up to 10%

EDIT: I was going to do a Trumpian USA as the Roman Empire but RVBOMally did it already.
 
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BClick

The Coyote Has Crept into Our Language
Location
Little Beirut
Pronouns
He/him
The Great Man left behind a world transformed. The nations of Earth and the colonies of the Moon and upper atmosphere quaked at the might of the American watchman state, at its terrible orbital nuclear arrays, at its vast rallies of half-naked, oiled legionaries. While the dream futures the Great Man conjured in his every speech had differed year by year, it had all built to this: unlimited freedom, enforced at gunpoint.

And now, at his apotheosis, he was gone and there was no one to fill the void. Two pygmies vied for the support of the enfranchised elect.

One was the regime's heir apparent. A pure creature of the Great Man's America, the newly ascended President was an obsessive intellectual, a lecherous bigamist, and a technophilic, stratocratic dreamer who fetishized the Space Corps as a natural ruling elite. Long groomed as a future leader, he attempted now to pitch "change with continuity" through a return to the technological utopianism of the 1950s - making expansion of the Martian settlements his top campaign priority. The Great Man's squeamishness with state economic power beginning in the Sixties, and his disinclination to full global resource mobilization, had held the planet back.

The other was a caricature of the opposition. A Northerner running a Southern city, a hardened and sectarian party cadre, a workerist intellectual who had abandoned his doctorate to "join the masses." To the crown prince's opponent, it had all gone wrong in the Fifties, with the Great Man's abandonment of the working class in pursuit of vanity projects - monetary reform, the Space Corps, the events in India. The revolutionary situation of the regime's early years, the defeat of the Axis and the foundation of the UN had been the greatest opportunity for world communism in history. We had never recovered from its loss.

Bereft of the Great Man's evanescent new utopias, however, both men seemed stuck in the past. Neither conjured a future - they simply spoke of ways history could have unfolded differently...

Presidents of the United States (ex officio Secretaries-General of the United Nations)

1945-1988: Robert A. Heinlein (Democratic, Democrats for Social Credit, National Democratic, Democratic-Republican, Independent, National Liberation, National Anarchist, Independent)
1988-
0000: Newt Gingrich (Independent)

1988 (with L. Neil Smith) def. Eric Flint (Socialist Workers)
 

zaffre

At the same time, a Space Bug
Location
Massachusetts
One Thousand Percent

1969-1973: Richard Nixon (R-NY) / Spiro T. Agnew (R-MD)
1968: Hubert H. Humphrey (D-MN) / Ed Muskie (D-ME), George Wallace (AIP-AL) / Curtis LeMay (AIP-CA)
1973-1974: Richard Nixon (R-CA) / John Connally (R-TX)* [1]
1972: George McGovern (D-SD) / Patrick J. Lucey (D-WI), George Wallace (AIP-AL) / William Dyke (AIP-WI)
1974-1974: Richard Nixon (R-CA) / Vacancy
1974-1974: Richard Nixon (R-NY)* / Gerald Ford (R-MI)
1974-1974: Gerald Ford (R-MI) / Vacancy
1974-1977: Gerald Ford (R-MI) / Nelson Rockefeller (R-NY)
1977-1981: Gerald Ford (R-MI) / George H. W. Bush (R-TX)

1976: George McGovern (D-SD) / William R. Roy (D-KS) [2]
1981-1989: Tom Eagleton (D-MO) / Shirley Chisholm (D-NY) [3]
1980: Ronald Reagan (R-CA) / John B. Conlan (R-AZ) [4]
1984: George H. W. Bush (R-TX) / Harrison H. Schmitt (R-NM)

1989-: Shirley Chisholm (D-NY) / James Carter (D-GA)
1988: Spiro T. Agnew (R-MD) / Elizabeth Warren (R-TX) [5]

[1] After Vice President Agnew's tragic crippling by Arthur Bremer, Nixon shuffled him off the ticket with unseemly haste ("health reasons") to be replaced by golden boy John Connally, generally a boon to the Republican ticket up until 1974 when that whole "milk price bribery" thing, the fact that Nixon was desperately trying to salvage his own sinking ship, and the fact that Connally was hated by Democrats as a turncoat, meant he became the first VP since Calhoun to resign. Oh no what a shame.

[2] McGovern had managed to not humiliate himself in '72, and his "I told you so" redux in '76 - only got him so far. The country wanted an outsider, yes, and they didn't want Gerry Ford, also yes, but they didn't want a somewhat bitter Dakotan telling them over and over how stupid they had been four years ago and now was their time to come to the light. That (combined with a fairly bruising primary race, in all fairness) meant that McGovern scraped to a very inefficiently distributed 50.5% of the vote and 265 electoral votes and the unwanted, unintentional, unelected president was now - unfortunately, still there.

[3] Right, rewind time, our POD is not in fact Artie Bremer scrawling different creepy crap in his dream diary, it is several weeks earlier when the Senator that came up with Robert Novak's catchy tagline for McGovern: "Acid, Amnesty, and Abortion" is uncautious enough to let Novak publish his actual name - Tom Eagleton. The telegenic new Senator is a bit surprised by the subsequent firestorm, becoming the toast of reluctant moderate Dems everywhere and for the McGovern campaign, first on their shit list. Eagleton's electroshock therapy hits the news cycle a few weeks later, and although McGovern claims that his campaign is 1000% not behind the story, the vast majority of Americans see the allegations for what they are - a disgraceful leftist smear.

Eagleton therefore has more reason than most to be a bit leery of the McGovern juggernaut gearing up for a third (3rd) heave in 1980 - George could win this time, probably, with the economy in the gutter, Ford bumbling his way from international crisis to crisis and the Lavender Affair er, whatever the fuck Prime Minister Joseph is on about. Nonetheless, for McGovern to lose the nomination someone actually has to beat him, and Eagleton, with little love lost, is the sacrificial lamb of choice. That lamb abruptly stomps George when the hostage crisis in Panama, ironically, plays right into his hands - foreign policy was never the McGovern strong suit and with America rallying around the Republicans, the party shies away from the two-time loser for the handsome, hard-working Senator from Missouri. Eagleton triumphs (narrowly) on the first ballot and with a massive concession to the left in his No. 2, is off to the races.

[4] Disappointed to not be facing McGovern again, Republicans are still pleased with the fact that 'Vice President Chisholm' has seemingly handed them the election on a silver platter - after all, she's just one life away from the Presidency and Eagleton - wink wink, nudge nudge. Reagan, unfortunately for them, is saddled with the by now toxic Panama standoff and, moreover, dumb enough to make their subtext, well, text - bringing up his own work as a psychology professor 'dealing with cases like Tom' impromptu in his acceptance speech at the convention. A long, slow polling slide begins when Americans realize that Reagan just tried to compare a sitting US senator to the chimpanzee in the film Bedtime for Bonzo, and when Reagan, pushed on the matter, starts to assert that he really "was" a psychology professor, Americans are left wondering which candidate has the real cognitive issues.

Eagleton finished the matter (and the campaign) when he drily pointed out that "I will not make state of mind an issue of this campaign. I am not going to exploit, for political purposes, my opponent's bad taste and lack of judgment."

Bedtime for Ronald.

[5] Could force-feed you a whole paragraph about Eagletonomics or whatever, but honestly - just let your imagination run wild with this one. Enjoy.
 

Bonniecanuck

DIEF WILL BE THE CHIEF AGAIN
Location
Hong Kong, now and forever home
Pronouns
she/her + they/them
A while ago I had a weird idea to flip provincial and federal leaders and figures and decided to run with it. What has ensued is cursed. I didn't set very specific criteria, but at the very least the idea was to have figures most known for their role in federal politics achieve such a role in provincial politics, and vice versa. This can make things nebulous with regards to some figures like Robert Stanfield, but I'll get there when I do.


Tipping the Scales, Part 1

Premiers of Quebec (1945-)
1944-1952: Maurice Duplessis (Union Nationale)
1952-1961: Louis St. Laurent (Liberal)
1961-1969: Paul Martin Sr. (Liberal)
1969-1978: Pierre Trudeau (Liberal)
1978-1981: Roch La Salle (Union Nationale)
1981-1984: Pierre Trudeau (Liberal)
1984-1996: Brian Mulroney (Liberal)
1996-2004: Lucien Bouchard (Parti Quebecois)
2004-2011: Gilles Duceppe (Parti Quebecois)
2011-2018: Tom Mulcair (Liberal)
2018-present: Justin Trudeau (Liberal)



Premiers of Alberta (1945-)
1943-1955: Ernest Manning (Social Credit)
1955-1961: Solon Earl Low (Social Credit)
1961-1963: Robert N. Thompson (Social Credit)
1963-1971: Harry Hays (Liberal)
1971-1978: Jack Horner (Social Credit)
1978-1979: Bud Olson (Social Credit)
1979-1993: Joe Clark (Progressive Conservative)
1993-2002: Anne McLellan (Liberal)
2002-2010: Deepak Obhrai (Progressive Conservative)
2010-2014: Stephen Harper (Progressive Conservative)
2014-2018: Kent Hehr (Liberal)
2018-present: Rona Ambrose (Progressive Conservative)
 

Callan

Racist name by the way,
Published by SLP
Location
Toronto
ATLF: Watchmen

1969-1977: Richard Nixon / Spiro Agnew (Republican)
1968: Hubert Humphrey / Edmund Muskie (Democratic), George Wallace / Cutris LeMay (American Independent)
1972: Edmund Muskie / Terry Sanford (Democratic)

1977-1985: Howard Baker / Alexander Haig (Republican)
1976: Ted Kennedy / John Gilligan (Democratic)
1980: George McGovern / Moon Landrieu (Democratic)

1985-1993: George Bush / Guy Vander Jagt (Republican)
1984: Jerry Litton / George Moscone (Democratic)
1988: Terry Sanford / Mike Espy (Democratic)
1993-2001: Robert Redford / Birch Bayh (Democratic)
1992: Guy Vander Jagt / Ann Gorsuch (Republican), Larry McDonald/ John K. Singlaub (Independent)
1996: Pete Wilson / Carroll Campbell (Republican), Dick Lamm / Lowell Weicker (Unity)

2001-: Harvey Gantt / George Mitchell (Democratic)
2000: Rick Santorum / John E. Bush (Republican)

Richard Nixon is one of the most important people of the 20th Century. But not for lack of help. In the years since his passing there is increasing consensus that his successes (and abuses) were only possible through a reliance on a dwindling number of legel superheroes to do his dirty work. A literal god winning the Cold War on your behalf, on both the military and technological levels, means that Nixon couldn't take all the credit for the new American hegemony. After a half-hearted attempt to repeal the 22nd Amendment, Nixon happily handed over power to one of his most trusted lieutenants.

But not entirely. President Baker appointed his predecessor Secretary of State on his first day in office, a position Richard Nixon retained for another eleven years under his acolytes. While his sucessors occasionally showed some steel- Baker's decisive handling of the '77 Police Strike and sheperding the Keene Act through both houses defined him positively early on- it was little secret that it was Nixon who was handling most of the controls, with many foreign leaders speaking and visiting the Secretary of State before his President.

But few minded. Everyone knew they were getting two Presidents for the price of one. And with a decade of prosperity, advancement and global hegemony- best typfied by the "managed revolution" in Iran in 1979- it was a bargain worth making. While no-one knew it at the time, the Nixon consensus was undone by the dramatic events of 1986- Dr. Manhattan's self-imposed exile, the Invasions of Afghanistan and New York, the Cold War turning hot then thawing out completely in the face of such an inconcievable trauma. Bush's tenure was dedicated to the recontstruction of New York, investigating the Invasion and seeking out ways to prevent future ones, with the Treaty of Shannon officially ending the Cold War in 1988, with both East and West agreeing to give up their vast stockpiles, the remaining weapons being pointed at the skies instead of at each other.

Bush coasted to re-election, but the wheels were soon coming off. The Treaty of Shannon was Secretary Nixon's final triumph, and he was forced to leave public life after a series of debilitating strokes in late 1988. Without his steady hand his consesnsus began to quickly crumble, as right of the party finally tore off their muzzle and screamed about the Rorsarch Diaries and America's surrender to Communism and the American left rediscovered it's voice after twenty years, finally brave enough to lift the lid on the many abuses of the late President Nixon and his acolytes. The prosperity of the Nixon consensus was turning to stagnation, as popular culture emphasised bright futures and America suffered its first recession since the 1960s.

The new consensus belonged to Robert Redford. The former Calfornian Governor, pushing through the Liberal wishlist of Medicare for All, envirvonmental treaties and even comissions on reparations, never shied away from controversy, never once backing away from the many pronouncements of Secretary of State Veidt, who would've emerged as a hate figure for fringe right even without the aid of The New Frontiersman. but the greatest one of all was undoubtedly the repeal of the Keene Act. Superheroes, tightly regulated and vetted in Redford's America, defend the great and the good from the threats that still exist, be they the occasional threat of squids, far-right malitias holed up in compounds with bombs and machine guns and good old-fashioned crowd control. There is a friendly rivalry between the new generation of superheroes and their Soviet counterparts, even as Premier Ryzhkov continues experiments to create a Superman of their own.

Preferring the power behind the throne, Secretary Veidt passed on the presidency in 2000, and like Nixon before him Redford rallied behind one of his Senate lieutenants. The Republican Party, after eight years out of power and twelve without a leader, was still busy shouting at itself, unable to decide whether to roll with the new consensus or throw Secretary Veidt in jail, but all agreeing that Richard Nixon did nothing wrong. For a number of reasons President Gantt was a red rag to the rising far right, and it's just as well that he has so many masked men at his disposal. He just has to cross his fingers that the wrong man doesn't walk into another Intrinsic Field Separator.
 
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