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Lists of Heads of Government and Heads of State

Bene Tleilax

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Haven't read it, can you send a link?

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1969-73: Richard Nixon/Spiro Agnew (Republican)
1969: Hubert Humphrey/Ed Muskie (Democrat), George Wallace/Curtis LeMay (AIP)
1972: George McGovern/Sargent Shriver (Democrat)

1973-77: Richard Nixon/John Connally (Republican)
1977-81: John Connally/Ed Reinecke (Republican)

1976: Henry Jackson/Jimmy Carter (Democrat), Eugene McCarthy/Shirley Chisholm (Independent)

1981-89: Ted Kennedy/Reubin Askew (Democrat)
1980: John Connally/William Ruckelshaus (Republican)
1984: Louis Wyman/Lamar Alexander (Republican)

1989-93: Alexander Haig/Newt Gingrich (Republican)
1988: Reubin Askew/Roland Burris (Democrat)
1993-96: Paul Tsongas/Mark Dayton (Democrat)
1992: Alexander Haig/Newt Gingrich (Republican)
1996-2001: Mark Dayton/Elizabeth Holtzman (Democrat)
1996: Bob Dole/Stanford Parris (Republican), Ron Paul/Dick Carlson (Rally for the Republic)
2001-09: Paul Manafort/John McCain (Republican)
2000: Mark Dayton/Elizabeth Holtzman (Democrat)
2004: Dick Gephardt/Brian Schweitzer (Democrat)

2009-17: Ron Brown/Jay Inslee (Democrat)
2008: Jeff Sessions/John Kasich (Republican), John McCain/William Weld (Independent Republican/Libertarian)
2012: Eddie Cruz/Scott Brown (Republican)
2017- : Michelle Williams/Jim Leach (Republican)
2016: Jay Inslee/Blanche Lincoln (Democrat)

2020: Keith Ellison/Kyrsten Sinema (Democrat)
 

Meppo

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Pronouns
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1974 - 1977: Gerald Ford / Nelson Rockefeller (Republican)
1977 - 1980: Fred Harris / John Glenn (Democratic)
1976 def. Ronald Reagan / Jim Rhodes (Republican)
1980 - 1980: John Glenn / Vacant (Democratic)
1980 - 1981: John Glenn / L. Richardson Preyer (Democratic)
1981 - 1981: Buddy Cianci / Alexander Haig (Republican)
1980 def. John Glenn / L. Richardson Preyer (Democratic)
1981 - 1981: Alexander Haig / Vacant (Republican)
1981 - 0000: Alexander Haig / Guy Vander Jagt (Republican)
1984 def. Mo Udall / Bob Graham (Democratic)
There's a distinct lack of James Stockdale here



Aside from that it's a very nice post
 

Yokai Man

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ATLF: The Queen and I

1992-2006 Jack Barker (People’s Republican Party Majority,Cromwell Party Majority after 2000)

1992: Jack Barker-PRP [451],Neil Kinnock-Labour [102],John Major-Conservative [50],Paddy Ashdown-Liberal Democrats [20]
1992 Constitutional Referendum: 59,78% Republic

1993 Maastricht Treaty Referendum: 53,08% Reject
1996: Jack Barker-PRP [451],Michael Portillo (replacing Michael Heseltine)-Conservative [60],Ken Livingstone-Labour [50],Paddy Ashdown-Liberal Democrats [49],David Strakey-Cavalier [12],Alec Salmond-SNP [9]
1998 Amsterdam Treaty Referendum: 52,81% Reject

2001 Nice Treaty Referendum: 52,79% Reject
2001: Jack Barker-Cromwell Party [433],Francis Maude (replacing Jeffrey Archer)-Conservative [60],Simon Hughes-Liberal Democrats [59],Robin Cook-Levellers [26],David Strakey-Cavalier [15],John McDonnell-Diggers [14],Ken Livingstone-British Workers [12],Alec Salmond-SNP [12],Mark Steel-True Republicans [4]
2005 British European Constitution Referendum: 55,17% No


2006-2018 George “Boy” English (New Tory Majority)
2006: George “Boy” English-New Tory [380],Simon Hughes-Liberal Democrats [82],Jack Barker-Cromwell Party [58],Jim Murphy-Levellers [46],David Strakey-Cavalier [25],Alec Salmond-SNP [17],John McDonnell-Diggers [14],Ken Livingstone-British Workers [12],Mark Steel-True Republicans [9]
2006 Constitutional Referendum: 66,25% Monarchy
2007: George “Boy” English-New Tory [427],Chris Huhne-Liberal Democrats [97],Jim Murphy-Levellers [61],Alec Salmond-SNP [25],John McDonnell-Diggers [20],Ken Livingstone/Mark Steel-British Workers/True Republicans Alliance [16]
2008 Lisbon Treaty Referendum: 52,03% No

2012: George “Boy” English-New Tory [407],Ming Campbell-Liberal Democrats [102],Ed Miliband-Levellers [77],Alec Salmond-SNP [30],Jeremy Corbyn-Diggers [27]
2017: George “Boy” English-New Tory [374],Nick Clegg-Liberal Democrats [117],Ed Miliband-Levellers [93],Alec Salmond-SNP [40],Jeremy Corbyn-Diggers [27],
Leanne Wood-Plaid Cymru [9]

2018-present day Jeremy Hunt (New Tory Majority)
 

Callan

Racist name by the way,
Published by SLP
Location
Kingston, ON
1965-1969: Lyndon B. Johnson / Hubert Humphrey (Democratic)
1964: Barry Goldwater / William E. Miller (Republican)
1969-1971: Hubert Humphrey / John Connally (Democratic)
1968: Richard Nixon / John A. Volpe (Republican), George Wallace / Harland Sanders (American Independent)
1971-1973: Hubert Humphrey / John Connally (Democratic / Republican)
1973-1977: John Connally / Charles Percy (Republican)

1972: Hubert Humphrey / Milton Shapp (Democratic), Wayne Morse / Joseph Duffey (Liberal)
1977-1985: Jerry Brown / Terry Sanford (Democratic)
1976: John Connally / Charles Percy (Republican)
1980: George Bush / Phyllis Schlafly (Republican)

1985-1993: Frank Rizzo / Frank Borman (Republican)
1984: Terry Sanford / Birch Bayh (Democratic), Ramsay Clark / Don Dellums (We The People)
1988: Richard Hatcher / Lawton Chiles (Democratic)

1993-1997: Frank Borman / Anne Gorsuch (Republican)
1992: Walter Mondale / Al Gore (Democratic), Ralph Nader / Karen Silkwood (We The People)
1997-: Elizabeth Hanford / Sherrod Brown (Democratic)
1996: Frank Borman / Anne Gorsuch (Republican)
2000: Bill Schuette / Matt Fong (Republican), Paul Weyrich / Virgil Goode (Independent)


John Connally was the saviour and destruction of Hubert Humphrey and the maker and unmaker of the modern Republican Party. His choice as Humphrey's running mate united Lyndon Johnson, Robert Kennedy and the protestors outside the convention hall in anger but likely put Humphrey over the line in many key Midwestern states - the last time this would be necessary thanks to Birch Bayh's constitutional amendment. But as the slow process of withdrawal from Vietnam faltered and economic crises escalated, relations between president and vice president deteriorated over everything from medicare expansion to aid to South Vietnam. Ultimately, supreme court nominee Shirley Hufstedler was the final straw for the Vice President, who announced that he was leaving the Democratic Party for the Republicans a week after Gerald Ford was sworn in as Speaker of the House.

This move had been long-planned by Connally in co-ordination with Richard Nixon and fellow Republican power brokers, who smoothed his way to the Republican nomination over defective opponents like Ronald Reagan and John Volpe. The slow-motion collapse of the South Vietnam through 1972 doomed doomed Humphrey's chances of re-election. The Connally administration worked quickly to roll back as much as the Johnson-Humphrey legacy as possible, especially on issues of civil rights and the economy. The latter caused him much trouble. Inflation remained cripplingly high and the austerity budgets drawn up by White House economic advisor Alan Greenspan, "short-term pain for long-term gain" led to massive battles with congress. The faltering economy likely did more to make him a one-term president than the emerging corruption investigations, ones that saw the former president convicted of bribery and mail fraud in 1979's "trial of the century".

His successor was not as much of a break from Connally as Democrats wanted. The youngest ever President was a new kind of Democrat, one that accepted that the New Deal had had it's time and that this was the age of new ideas. While achievements such as the Department for the Environment, the Amtrak Express Network and Equal Rights Amendment are still with us, his aggressive pushes for deregulations, tax breaks and welfare cuts alienated, outraged and severely weakened many Democratic Party voter blocs. A return to growth, a popular intervention in the Iranian Civil War and ideological battles in the Republican Party (culminating in a respected, patrician, establishment senator being forced to put a bona-fide culture warrior on his ticket) secured President Brown's re-election. Many more achievements were made in his second term - most notably steering the collapsing Soviet Union towards something resembling a democratic state - but by 1985 his party was hollowed out.

Frank Rizzo was both a symptom and cause of his hollowing out. The tough-talking Mayor of Philadelphia had long sought outrage and terror from liberal commentators and politicians, and had been a regular critic of Jerry Brown even before he formally switched party affiliations in 1978. As middle America grew tired of the Playboy President and his seemingly hands-off approach to race riots and liberal extremists, Rizzo quickly became the darling of the Republican Party and it's frontrunner for the 1984 election. His bombastic rhetoric did not dampen down in office, frequently picking fights with Congress, liberal celebrities and foreign leaders alike, fighting a "war on terror" against left-wing and jihadist extremists across the world. After the Republicans gained control of Congress in 1986 he pushed through a series of bills that empowered law enforcement across America and roll back the frontiers of the state, the latter of which empowered governors sympathetic to Rizzo to clamp down on civil rights protestors and all manner of "subversives" with force. With crime rates falling economy still booming in 1992, Rizzo retired enormously popular.

His successor was far less fortunate. Despite Rizzo's popularity the 1992 election was a near tie for the entire election campaign. The long boom of the 1980s finally faltered and Rizzo Republicans became increasingly impatient with the business-minded president trying to raise taxes to slay the deficit His rapprochement with nations previously considered America's antagonists also rankled, especially as a "pink tide" was seeing socialist leaders rise to power across the global south. But he only became a one-term president when the North-Cape scandal was uncovered. That the Rizzo Administration had illegally sent aid to the South African Apartheid regime during the South African Civil War soon consumed the election, and Borman's furious denials of any knowledge of wrongdoing were not terribly convincing. Which meant that the Democrat widely assumed to be a sacrificial lamb would defeat him decisively.

Elizabeth Hanford had worked as a staffer and cabinet secretary in the Johnson, Humphrey and Brown Administrations, and then had slowly worked her way up the ranks of the Democratic Party and the Senate as a reliable, forward-thinking technocrat. She only won the 1996 nomination because most of the big names had chosen to wait for 2000, and in the vague hope that she might be able to improve the party's issues with women and "Rizzo Democrats". In office Hanford has pushed a series of "Millennium Bills" designed to modernise the American state and its infrastructure, as well as making historic meetings with leaders such as Winnie Mandela and Fidel Castro. As the Republicans continued to feud over Rizzo's legacy, Hanford's problems exist elsewhere. The Russian State has elected a Communist President, and America's leader still thinks she can micromanage the White House.
 
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lerk

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Time Person of the Year: Zhirinovsky's Russian Empire
2005: Alexander Litvinenko [1]
2006: Park Geun-hye [2]
2007: Andres Maneul Lopez Obrador [3]
2008: John Engler [4]
2009: L. K. Advani [5]
2010: Xavier Becerra [6]
2011: You [7]
2012: John F. Kennedy, Jr. [8]
2013: Bo Xilai [9]
2014: Abu Ali al-Anbari [10]
2015: Qassem Suleimani [11]
2016: John F. Kennedy, Jr. [12]
2017: William Esposito [13]
2018: Hamzah ibn Hussein [14]
2019: Ebrahim Rasool [15]
2020: Alexander Lebed [16]

[1] - Russian dissident journalist who was killed in exile while in the United Kingdom. His killer was never found, though many suspected the UIS. His killing would cause a rupture in West-UIS relations and make people wonder if Lebed is the democrat he makes himself to be

[2] - right-wing President of the Republic of Korea who, with the help of the UIS, would lead her country to victory in the Second Korean War, reunifying the Korean Peninsula and nearly starting a nuclear war in the process

[3] - left-wing President of Mexico. Would have to deal with a worsening drug insurgency across northern Mexico. Furthermore, he would strengthen Mexico's ties with the pink wave states, along with Cuba, much to the chagrin of both the US and UIS.

[4] - Re-elected as President

[5] - right-wing Prime Minister of India and an ally of the UIS. Would collaborate with the US in dealing with the recently-collapsed Pakistan, yet, his decision to annex Pakistani Kashmir led to a resumption of the insurgency there and international condemnation

[6] - Leader of the Democratic Party in the House of Representatives, would lead the Democrats to a landslide victory as the recession was getting worse

[7] - As the internet begins to get more widespread, content creation began to increase on new websites such as Youtube and Myspace, making you, dear reader, the person of the year

[8] - Elected President in 2012

[9] - China's new, far-left, Maoist leader, would mark an end to the neoliberalism of previous governments. He would also forge ties with left-wing governments and movements in Latin America, Africa, and the Middle East.

[10] - Leader/Caliph of the Islamic State, which would take land within Iraq along with the erstwhile Saudi Arabia and Jordan

[11] - Referred to as the "Iranian Eisenhower", he would be a staunch ally of the West along with a fierce fighter against IS. Seen as the face of the new Iran, following Khatami's reforms and Khamenei's exile in the late 90s and early 2000s

[12] - Re-elected President in a very controversial election, with many suspecting UIS involvement as Kennedy was seen as more friendly to the UIS than Bush, such as his controversial visit to the UIS embassy in Nairobi which was bombed in 1998.

[13] - Former FBI director, would lead the investigation into Russian involvement in the 2016 Election

[14] - One of the youngest sons of late Jordanian King Hussein, he was placed as the Emir of the Arabian Federation, consisting of the former Jordan along with the Gulf States. With IS beginning to lose land, he was seen as the new, young, moderate face of the Arab World

[15] - Internationally recognized President of South Africa, seen as the head of moderate forces there as the civil war in the country reaches its second year. Supported by the West against UIS-backed Afrikaner nationalists and China-backed pan-Africanists

[16] - The SARS virus began in the UIS, yet with Lebed's stewardship he managed to make it non-existent in the country within a few months all the while it ravaged much of the Western world. This was perhaps the most controversial of Time's Person of the Year, even moreso than Zhirinovsky, bin Laden and al-Anbari, as it broke with the tradition of making the election winner the Person of the Year, and further, with conspiracies that the SARS virus came out of a lab in St. Petersburg being believed by 55% of the American population, many considered Lebed as pretty much the next Adolf Hitler. As George P. Bush takes the oath of office all the while the Democrats tear themselves apart between the populist Kennedy faction and left-of-center interventionists, he would have to deal with the man who had been complicit in numerous genocides, had destabilized numerous countries, interfered in the Hague, messed with American democracy and might have even caused a super virus to ravage the West. The 2020s may prove to be the most turbulent decade of the post-Zhirinovsky era...
 

Meppo

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Location
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Pronouns
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1975-1989: Silvio Conte (Conservative - Berkshire North, MA)
1975 (majority) def. Jim Scheuer (Democratic - Brockway, LI), John Lindsay (Liberal - Manhattan East, NY), John Collins (Country - Weymouth, MA)
1980 (minority, Liberal confidence and supply) def. Kevin White (Democratic - Jamaica Plain, MA), John Lindsay (Liberal - Manhattan East, NY), John Collins (Country - Weymouth, MA), Maurice Gravel (Rally - Plattsburgh, AD)
1982 (majority) def. Kevin White (Democratic - Jamaica Plain, MA), Andrew Ireland (Country - Eastport, LI), Maurice Gravel (Rally - Plattsburgh, AD), Robert Abrams (Liberal - Marble Hill, NY)
1987 (majority) def. Stan Lundine (Democratic - Jamestown, NY), Andrew Ireland (Country - Eastport, LI), Maurice Gravel (Rally - Plattsburgh, AD)
1989-1992: David Emery (Conservative - Staten Island, NY)
1992-2005: Chris Dodd (Democratic - Norwich, CT)

1992 (majority) def. David Emery (Conservative - Staten Island, NY), Jay Humphrey (Country - Merrimack, NH), Ralph Nader (Green - contested Litchfield Hills, CT)
1997 (majority) def. John Bush (Conservative - Greenwich-New Canaan, CT), Ralph Nader (Green - Burlington-Farmington, CT)
2002 (minority, Green confidence and supply) def. Susan Molinari (Conservative - Staten Island, NY), Christy Mihos (Excelsior - Boston Centre, MA), Barbara Boxer (Socialist Labor - New Rochelle, NY), Ralph Nader (Green - Burlington-Farmington, CT)
2005-2010: Donald Carcieri (Conservative - Newport, RI)
2005 (majority) def. Chris Dodd (Democratic - Norwich-Plainfield, CT), Barbara Boxer (Socialist Labor - Bronx East, NY), Christy Mihos (Excelsior - contested Boston Centre, MA), Adam Clayton Powell IV (Green - contested Newtown East, LI)
2010-2017: Mike Michaud (Democratic - Northern Woods, ME)
2010 (majority) def. Donald Carcieri (Conservative - Newport, RI), Tony DeFazio (Socialist Labor - Ipswich, MA), Elizabeth May (Green - Burlington-Farmington, CT)
2015 (majority) def. Eric Cantor (Conservative - New London, CT), Tony DeFazio (Socialist Labor - Ipswich, MA), Elizabeth May (Green - Burlington-Farmington, CT)
2017-present: Charlie Baker (Conservative - Needham, MA)
2017 (majority) def. Mike Michaud (Democratic - contested Northern Woods, ME), Ruben Diaz (Reform - Cypress Hills, LI), Dean Preston (Socialist Labor - Greenwich Village, NY), Elizabeth May (Green - Burlington-Farmington, CT)
2022 (minority, Reform confidence and supply) def. Maxwell Rose (Democratic - Marine Park, LI), Jamaal Bowman (Socialist Labor - New Rochelle, NY), Ruben Diaz (Reform - contested Cypress Hills, LI), Kesha Ram (Green Mountain - Burlington, VT), Linda Tyer (Green - Berkshire North, MA)

The Parliament of 2023 is a raucous one, as Prime Minister Charlie Baker finds himself leading a minority government dependent on a motley bunch of ex-Dems for legislation. Already, the Comitato Nostro and rivals such as Fossella are sharpening their knives, their operatives and press outlets pressuring Baker to be "more conservative" or die trying. It is especially humiliating for Baker, Governor of Massachusetts and Minister of Health, the man who brought the Tories to a large majority by leveraging his experience, to see his popularity decline over his handling of the 2021 influenza season; even more so as protests against police corruption in Jamaica have spread to the whole of New England, inflamed further by allegations of "rapprochement" with President Cotton.
In theory, this is the perfect storm for the Democratic Party to claim back the reins of government. Max Rose, the party's unusually young leader, has made a point of his youth and military experience to move past the "Michaud malaise" and reinvigorate the party's image with voters below 30 - the "Bloom campaign" has certainly produced a lot of engagement and... interesting content. In practice, however, many have yet to forget the Yorktown Redistricting Commission scandal - it's what birthed the Reform Caucus, after all - and Socialist Labor leader Jamaal Bowman, veteran of the Fourth Bay Crisis and outspoken defender of Black interests, has repeatedly slammed Rose over his lukewarm response to the Jamaica protests. Named by Facts "among some of the Parliament's most forceful politicians", Bowman has been credited with revitalizing Socialist Labor and greatly expanding its slate in the Parliament - however, he remains intensely polarizing among most voters.
Six years into its existence, the Reform Caucus is in disarray, its founding leader Ruben Diaz's plans to mold it into a primarily Christian democratic kingmaker foiled by his unseating. While many of Diaz's "blue-collar Catholic" allies are still in Parliament, they have struggled to protect Diaz's leadership against Boston MP and wealthy businessman Tevis Wheeler. It remains to be seen whether the Reform Caucus will survive into the next two years or dissipate into nothingness.

For some Yankees, particularly military officials and aged refugees in Long Island, far more concerning than budgetary concerns and police riots is the ever-looming presence of the United States of America, New England's long-time rival and, as MP Andy Ireland once put it, "mortal enemy". Controlled by a shifting complex of military industrialists, intelligence agents and Congressional wheeler-dealers that represent them, the former English colony dominating much of the Eastern Seaboard has been ostracized and sanctioned by the international community for its numerous human rights abuses. Embodying them is the United States' sordid relationship with Black people, many of whom have been enslaved in the 19th century and, especially since 1934, faced the worst of "protective industrial contracts", deportations and the National Health Program.
While there have been numerous attempts at reform and conciliation on America's part, few of them brought about meaningful change in American policy or the Yankee-American relationship. James Carter, a naval "young technocrat" who seemed earnest in his endeavor to roll back the National Health Program and pursue a détente with Boston, tragically died in a plane crash over Chapin (murdered by Li'l Lloyd and Mexican nationalists, if one is to believe Washington Tribune). He was soon replaced with NBI Director Jim Rhodes, who dictated American policy for 11 years until the Third Bay Crisis and the Philadelphia protests proved to Congressional leaders that he was "incapable" of executing his powers as President.
David Duke, an obscure Congressman who rose to power as a self-proclaimed "defender of the poor", was at one point hailed by British commentators as the man who liberalized American society and steered it towards democracy. As the years went on, it became increasingly clear that this was a misnomer on Zeiger's part, and that Duke, a former White Guard leader who regularly produced racist screeds, was hardly the most powerful man in the White House.
Now, with Duke's resignation, the "election" of Cotton appears to represent a return to power by the security structures that Skelton tried to curb and Duke allowed to grow. Thomas Cotton, a military and NIA man for much of his career, has been noted for alleging that Indiana Medics' Union founder Amanda Gomez, who has led tens of thousands to protest against the state health commission over its history of sterilization and misdiagnosis, is an inbred prostitute recruited by "provocateurs from Boston".
A Fifth Bay Crisis may be in order.

1975-1979: James Carter (Democratic-GA)
1979-1990: James Rhodes (Democratic-OH)
1990-1994: Isaac Skelton (Democratic-MO)
1994-2022: David Duke (Democratic-LA)
2022-present: Thomas Cotton (Democratic-AR)
 
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Makemakean

Mr Makemean
Pronouns
Logical, unlike those in German
1965-1969: Lyndon B. Johnson / Hubert Humphrey (Democratic)
1964: Barry Goldwater / William E. Miller (Republican)
1969-1971: Hubert Humphrey / John Connally (Democratic)
1968: Richard Nixon / John A. Volpe (Republican), George Wallace / Harland Sanders (American Independent)
1971-1973: Hubert Humphrey / John Connally (Democratic / Republican)
1973-1977: John Connally / Charles Percy (Republican)

1972: Hubert Humphrey / Milton Shapp (Democratic), Pete McCloskey / Mike Gravel (Independent)
1977-1985: Jerry Brown / Terry Sanford (Democratic)
1976: John Connally / Charles Percy (Republican)
1980: Charles Percy / Phyllis Schlafly (Republican)

1985-1993: Frank Rizzo / Frank Borman (Republican)
1984: Terry Sanford / Birch Bayh (Democratic), Ramsay Clark / Ron Dellums (We The People)
1988: Richard Hatcher / Lawton Chiles (Democratic)

1993-1997: Frank Borman / Anne Gorsuch (Republican)
1992: Walter Mondale / Al Gore (Democratic), Ralph Nader / Karen Silkwood (We The People)
1997-: Elizabeth Hanford / Sherrod Brown (Democratic)
1996: Frank Borman / Anne Gorsuch (Republican)
2000: Bill Schuette / Matt Fong (Republican), Paul Weyrich / Virgil Goode (Independent)


John Connally was the saviour and destruction of Hubert Humphrey and the maker and unmaker of the modern Republican Party. His choice as Humphrey's running mate united Lyndon Johnson, Robert Kennedy and the protestors outside the convention hall in anger but likely put Humphrey over the line in many key Midwestern states - the last time this would be necessary thanks to Birch Bayh's constitutional amendment. But as the slow process of withdrawal from Vietnam faltered and economic crises escalated, relations between president and vice president deteriorated over everything from medicare expansion to aid to South Vietnam. Ultimately, supreme court nominee Shirley Hufstedler was the final straw for the Vice President, who announced that he was leaving the Democratic Party for the Republicans a week after Gerald Ford was sworn in as Speaker of the House.

This move had been long-planned by Connally in co-ordination with Richard Nixon and fellow Republican power brokers, who smoothed his way to the Republican nomination over defective opponents like Ronald Reagan and John Volpe. The slow-motion collapse of the South Vietnam through 1972 doomed doomed Humphrey's chances of re-election. The Connally administration worked quickly to roll back as much as the Johnson-Humphrey legacy as possible, especially on issues of civil rights and the economy. The latter caused him much trouble. Inflation remained cripplingly high and the austerity budgets drawn up by White House economic advisor Alan Greenspan, "short-term pain for long-term gain" led to massive battles with congress. The faltering economy likely did more to make him a one-term president than the emerging corruption investigations, ones that saw the former president convicted of bribery and mail fraud in 1979's "trial of the century".

His successor was not as much of a break from Connally as Democrats wanted. The youngest ever President was a new kind of Democrat, one that accepted that the New Deal had had it's time and that this was the age of new ideas. While achievements such as the Department for the Environment, the Amtrak Express Network and Equal Rights Amendment are still with us, his aggressive pushes for deregulations, tax breaks and welfare cuts alienated, outraged and severely weakened many Democratic Party voter blocs. A return to growth, a popular intervention in the Iranian Civil War and ideological battles in the Republican Party (culminating in Vice President Percy being forced to put his volatile, divisive primary opponent on his ticket) secured President Brown's re-election. Many more achievements were made in his second term - most notably steering the collapsing Soviet Union towards something resembling a democratic state - but by 1985 his party was hollowed out.

Frank Rizzo was both a symptom and cause of his hollowing out. The tough-talking Mayor of Philadelphia had long sought outrage and terror from liberal commentators and politicians, and had been a regular critic of Jerry Brown even before he formally switched party affiliations in 1978. As middle America grew tired of the Playboy President and his seemingly hands-off approach to race riots and liberal extremists, Rizzo quickly became the darling of the Republican Party and it's frontrunner for the 1984 election. His bombastic rhetoric did not dampen down in office, frequently picking fights with Congress, liberal celebrities and foreign leaders alike, fighting a "war on terror" against left-wing and jihadist extremists across the world. After the Republicans gained control of Congress in 1986 he pushed through a series of bills that empowered law enforcement across America and roll back the frontiers of the state, the latter of which empowered governors sympathetic to Rizzo to clamp down on civil rights protestors and all manner of "subversives" with force. With crime rates falling economy still booming in 1992, Rizzo retired enormously popular.

His successor was far less fortunate. Despite Rizzo's popularity the 1992 election was a near tie for the entire election campaign. The long boom of the 1980s finally faltered and Rizzo Republicans became increasingly impatient with the business-minded president trying to raise taxes to slay the deficit His rapprochement with nations previously considered America's antagonists also rankled, especially as a "pink tide" was seeing socialist leaders rise to power across the global south. But he only became a one-term president when the North-Cape scandal was uncovered. That the Rizzo Administration had illegally sent aid to the South African Apartheid regime during the South African Civil War soon consumed the election, and Borman's furious denials of any knowledge of wrongdoing were not terribly convincing. Which meant that the Democrat widely assumed to be a sacrificial lamb would defeat him decisively.

Elizabeth Hanford had worked as a staffer and cabinet secretary in the Johnson, Humphrey and Brown Administrations, and then had slowly worked her way up the ranks of the Democratic Party and the Senate as a reliable, forward-thinking technocrat. She only won the 1996 nomination because most of the big names had chosen to wait for 2000, and in the vague hope that she might be able to improve the party's issues with women and "Rizzo Democrats". In office Hanford has pushed a series of "Millennium Bills" designed to modernise the American state and its infrastructure, as well as making historic meetings with leaders such as Winnie Mandela and Fidel Castro. As the Republicans continued to feud over Rizzo's legacy, Hanford's problems exist elsewhere. The Russian State has elected a Communist President, and America's leader still thinks she can micromanage the White House.
I take offense at your blatant theft of my comment in the Democratic Reagan thread that ”Sure, it’s entirely possible for the Democrats to be the ones to bring in the new monetarist consensus, I suppose…”!!
 

Callan

Racist name by the way,
Published by SLP
Location
Kingston, ON
I take offense at your blatant theft of my comment in the Democratic Reagan thread that ”Sure, it’s entirely possible for the Democrats to be the ones to bring in the new monetarist consensus, I suppose…”!!
I'd argue that they started it! The first big deregulation, the Airline Deregulation Act of 1978, was pushed through by Jimmy Carter; it's biggest cheerleader in the Senate was Ted Kennedy.
 

Time Enough

"Enthusiastic Cis Male Partner"
Pronouns
He/Him

Presidents of the United States

1944-1949: Henry A. Wallace (Democratic)

1944 (Vacant) def: Thomas Dewey/John Bricker (Republican)
1949-1950: Thomas Dewey (Republican)†
1948 (With Joseph H.Ball) def: Paul V. McNutt/Millard Tydings (Democratic), Henry A. Wallace/Elliott Roosevelt (Progressive), Strom Thurmond/Fielding L. Wright (Dixiecrat)
1950-1957: Joseph H. Ball (Republican)
1952 (With Earl Warren) def: Brien McMahon/Estes Kefauver (Democratic), Elliott Roosevelt/Leo Isacson (Progressive)
1957-: Jerry Voorhis (Democratic)
1956 (With Mike Monroney) def: Earl Warren/Everett Dirksen (Republican), Douglas McArthur/Robert W. Welch Jr. (Freedom)
1960 (With Mike Monroney) def: Barry Goldwater/Cecil H. Underwood (Republican)


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Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

1945-1947: Clement Attlee (Labour)

1945 (Majority) def: Winston Churchill (Conservative), Archibald Sinclair (Liberal)
1947-1951: Ernest Bevin (Labour)†
1950 (Majority) def: Winston Churchill (Conservative), Clement Davies (Liberal)
1951-1955: John Strachey (Labour)
1955-1957: Anthony Eden (Conservative)†
1955 (Majority) def: John Strachey (Labour), Jo Grimond replacing Clement Davies (Liberal), Konni Zilliacus (Independent Labour)
1957-1963: Selwyn-Lloyd (Conservative)
1959 (Majority) def: Kenneth Younger (Labour), Jo Grimond (Liberal)
1963-: Tony Greenwood (Labour)
1963 (Majority) def: Selwyn-Lloyd (Conservative), Mark Bonham Carter (Liberal)

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General Secretary of the Soviet Union

1922-1944: Joseph Stalin (CPSU)
1944-1949: Andrei Zhdanov (CPSU)
1949-1950: Lavrentiy Beria (CPSU)

1950-1953: Leningrad Troika of Kuznetsov, Zhukov and Kosygin (CPSU)
1954-: Georgy Zhukov (CPSU)


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Prime Minister of Israel

1948-1953: David Ben-Gurion (Mapai) †

1949 (Majority Coalition) def: Yehuda Leib Maimon (United Religious Front), Meir Ya'ari (Mapam), Menachem Begin (Herut), Israel Rokach (General Zionists)
1951 (Majority Coalition) def: Israel Rokach (General Zionists), Meir Ya’ari (Mapam), Haim-Moshe Shapira (Hapoel HaMizrachi), Menachem Begin (Herut), Shmuel Mikunis (Maki)

1953-1959: Moshe Sharett (Mapai)
1955 (Majority Coalition) def: Menachem Begin (Herut), Haim-Moshe Shapira (Hapoel HaMizrachi), Meir Ya’ari (Mapam), Israel Rokach (General Zionists), Shmuel Mikunis (Maki)
1959 (Minority) def: Menachem Begin (Herut), Haim-Moshe Shapira (Hapoel HaMizrachi), Ya'akov Hazan (Mapam), Pinchas Rosen (Progressive), Shmuel Mikunis (Maki)

1959: Menachem Begin (Herut leading Minority ‘Right’ Coalition)
1959-: Moshe Dayan (Mapai)

1960 (Majority Coalition) def: Haim-Moshe Shapira (Hapoel HaMizrachi), Ya'akov Hazan (Mapam), Yitzhak Shamir (HaIhud HaLeumi), Pinchas Rosen (Liberal), Menachem Begin (Herut), Esther Vilenska (Maki)

“Hinneh mah tov umah na'im

Shevet achim gam yachad”

“Behold how good and how pleasing

for brothers (people) to sit together in unity.”

-Jewish Hymn



"Those Bastards left us out to dry. The Arabs joined together and nearly slaughtered us all if it weren't for Dewey and the UN deciding to take pity on us after a year of bloody fighting we would have been wiped off the face of the earth. Giving up our holy city was a bitter pill but given the choice between extinction and swallowing pride I prefer the latter. Sure having Blue Berets patrolling the Holy Mount is disturbing but what can you do.

*Downs Beer*

Not everyone was as fond of this as folks like me, the fucking Sternists thought that David Ben-Gurion, the father of our nation had sold us out.

*lights cigarette and puffs on it*

Sharett was not much better but I like him, I voted for him twice.

*blows out a puff of smoke*

My Cousin said I should come to America, he said that they had elected a President who was actually a Social Democrat, but I told him that I had decided to move to Israel because it was the only place that Socialism could actually be built. Not that limp bullshit they had in Britain, Bevin was a bastard anyway, nor whatever the Soviet Union said was Socialism. Sure I'm sure the prancing General really believes he leads the Revolutionary Vanguard.

No, I'm talking the Cooperative sharing of Labour and Wealth which can only be achieved with a Kibbutz. Sure, sharing clothes and doing farm work can be tedious but it's what unites us...

*belches*

What was I talking about again...oh yeah. So the people were fucking disgusted when Sharett held talks with the Transjordan folks, which I can see, you don't shake hands with the enemy and say that things will be fine. But anyway, 1959 was a fucking mess. I remember Begin trying his little Mussolini routine with that 'Right Coalition' of his. Bastard.

But now we have things back in order again. Sure Dayan is a little impulsive but I'm sure in the long run things will be much more peaceful and calm for our nation..."


-Tel Aviv resident interviewed in 1960

"Urgent Message to Middle East Command, Jerusalem.

There seems to be an indication of increased Extremist Israeli activity in the recent months, at least 10% increase on shootings and assassinations and a 20% increase in car bombings. Analysis seems to indicate that most of the weaponry is Soviet which seems to come along with the increase in Soviet activity in recent years since the breakout of the Iranian Civil War and the Kurdistan Insurrection.

I recommend an increase in troops the weeks and months to come. I've heard the Americans, Irish and Belgians are willing to provide additional support though the same can't be said for India. Understandable due to recent events, we should try and find other potential sources of support as there is the possibility of things getting out of hand in the coming year. Please find enclosed additional information on potential strikes and battle plans

Sincerely,
Col. Bernt Juhlin, UNOJ.
22nd of May, 1964"
 

TheNixonator

Politically Illiterate
Very serious and original list:
1961-1963: Richard Nixon* (Republican)
1960 (with Nelson Rockefeller) def. Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic)
1963-1965: Nelson Rockefeller (Republican)
Replaced Nixon
1965-1967: John F. Kennedy** (Democratic)
1964 (with George Wallace) def. Nelson Rockefeller (Republican)
1967-1973: George Wallace (Democratic)
Replaced Kennedy - 1968 (with Robert Kennedy) def. Barry Goldwater (Republican)
1973-1981: Martin Luther King Jr. (Republican)
1972 (with Donald Rumsfeld) def. George Wallace (Democratic)
1976 (with Donald Rumsfeld) def. Robert Kennedy (Democratic)

1981-1989: Donald Rumsfeld (Republican)
1980 (with Fred Rogers) def. Ronnie Reagan (Democratic)
1984 (with Fred Rogers) def. Barry Goldwater Jr. (Democratic)

1989-1993: David Duke (Democratic)
1988 (with Jerry Brown) def. Duck Cheney (Republican)
1993-////: Billy Blythe (Republican)
1992 (with Tricia Nixon) def. David Duke (Democratic)

* Assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald.
** Impeached for being a Kennedy.
 
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Tsar of New Zealand

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Very serious and original list:
1961-1963: Richard Nixon* (Republican)
1960 (with Nelson Rockefeller) def. Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic)
1963-1965: Nelson Rockefeller (Republican)
Replaced Nixon
1965-1967: John F. Kennedy** (Democratic)
1964 (with George Wallace) def. Nelson Rockefeller (Republican)
1967-1973: George Wallace (Democratic)
Replaced Kennedy - 1968 (with Robert Kennedy) def. Barry Goldwater (Republican)
1972 (with Robert Kennedy) def. John Lindsay (Republican)

1973-1981: Martin Luther King Jr. (Republican)
1972 (with Donald Rumsfeld) def. George Wallace (Democratic)
1976 (with Donald Rumsfeld) def. Robert Kennedy (Democratic)

1981-1989: Donald Rumsfeld (Republican)
1980 (with Fred Rogers) def. Ronnie Reagan (Democratic)
1984 (with Fred Rogers) def. Barry Goldwater Jr. (Democratic)

1989-1993: David Duke (Democratic)
1988 (with Jerry Brown) def. Duck Cheney (Republican)
1993-////: Billy Blythe (Republican)
1992 (with Tricia Nixon) def. David Duke (Democratic)

* Assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald.
** Impeached for being a Kennedy.
Tired: "WI Reagan remained a Democrat?"
Wired: "WI President Wallace oversaw the first segregated moon landing?"
Inspired: "MLK, Mister Rogers, and Rumsfeld go into a bar at the RNC..."
 
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