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Lists of Heads of Government and Heads of State

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New Zealand as Uruguay

1940-1950:
Peter Fraser (Labour)
1943 def: Sidney Hamilton (National), Gordon Coates (Country), John A. Lee (Democratic Labour)
1946 def: Sidney Hamilton (National), Keith Holyoake (Country), John A. Lee (Democratic Labour)
1949 def: Sidney Hamilton (National), Keith Holyoake (Country), John A. Lee (Democratic Labour)

1950-1958: Walter Nash (Labour)
1952 def: Sidney Holland (National), Keith Holyoake (Country), John A. Lee (Democratic Labour)
1955 def: Sidney Holland (National), Tom Shand (Country), John A. Lee (Democratic Labour)

1958-1961: Sidney Holland (National-Reform coalition)
1958 def: Walter Nash (Labour), Horace Herring (Reform)
1961-1967: Keith Holyoake (National)
1961 def: Arnold Nordmeyer (Labour)
1964 def: Arnold Nordmeyer (Labour)

1967-1968: Mick Moohan (Labour)
1967 def: Keith Holyoake (National), Bruce Jesson (Democratic Labour)
1968-1972: Robert Muldoon (Labour)
1970 def: Jack Marshall (National), Bernard Fergusson (Democratic Alliance)
1972-1976: Roger Douglas (Labour)

The Labour Party entered the post-war period freed from associations with the militaristic government of the Second World War, but retaining many of the protectionist policies that had been deemed necessary for the country's survival. For most, it was a time of affluence and political liberalism, in which Labour governed as of right - National seemed unable to shake off the leadership of a man who had espoused far-right policies in the 1930s and brought down the War Coalition (and was in any case split), while the only left-wing opposition was from the relatively benign, if personalist, DLP.

During the 1950s, though, the warning signs began to flash red: the dissident anti-Hollandists returned to the National fold, the DLP became downright revolutionary against the wishes of its leader, and a balance of payments crisis struck in 1957, leading to the defeat of Labour by an alliance of National and a ruralist conservative group coming out of the Labour Party. Sid Holland simultaneously liberalised the economy and imposed different, more complex, state controls which made everything stay pretty much the same, so it was to some extent a relief when he died without fiddling too much with the political liberties which Kiwis held dear, and left the consensus-minded Holyoake in his stead. Holyoake, in his turn, fell victim to an economic crisis in 1966, this time driven by the permanent collapse of the international wool price. As two thirds of NZ's earnings grew on the backs of sheep, this was a fundamental problem.

For a decade, the radical left - excluded from Parliament by its lack of traction with the general public - had been developing a conception of New Zealand as a tributary state of the colonial powers; a country which had only escaped the brush of the 'Third World' by an accident of race; a nation which by any measure ought to be counted as part of the Global South. Now that the economy had succumbed to the rigours of gravity, a larger number of people began to agree with the group around the new DLP - and loosely connected groups began an armed struggle to create a truly socialist state in the mould of the Cuban Revolution.

The indecisive, kleptocratic government of Mick Moohan failed to resolve the situation, and his successor, General Muldoon, only exacerbated the situation by closing newspapers and sending the Army in to quash guerrilla activity, while the cost of living simply skyrocketed as Muldoon fiddled ineffectively in the margins, unable to figure out a way of keeping everybody happy except by freezing wages and prices to try and stop History from happening. The liberals of both left and right strove to topple him in 1970, but the vote was too deeply split, and only ill-health made him step down.

The new Prime Minister was a relative unknown, but quickly imposed a military coup on New Zealand, following naturally from the one which had removed Evatt in Australia. The military simply wanted stability and free market economics; they did not want Douglas' madcap scheme to replace the (prorogued) Parliament with an 'Association of Consumers and Taxpayers', so ultimately they got rid of him as well - remove the middleman. A decade would pass before democracy was restored - although many of those guilty of torture or 'disappearances' remained unpunished for the rest of their lives.
 
SDP MPs in elected in the United Kingdom General Election of 2000:

Oxford West and Abingdon (Chris Huhne)

Exeter (Norman Lamb)
Colchester (Stephen Haseler)
Greenwich and Woolwich (Adair Turner)
Richmond, Yorks (Stephen Milligan)
Twickenham (Vince Cable)
Plymouth Devonport (Andrew Cooper)
Plymouth Drake (Roland Rudd)
Portsmouth South (Mike Hancock)

Wirral South (Sue Slipman)

Taking an old POD: the continuing SDP win the Richmond, Yorkshire by-election of 1989, which with relatively dismal results in that year's Euro elections and the dogged but mediocre leadership of Alan Beith for the new Social and Liberal Democrats, kicks off an Alliance 2.0. Less co-operative than its predecessor, it amounts to standing down in certain constituencies but campaigning with separate parties and manifestos. David Owen's sudden transformation from national joke to comeback player saw the party attract new support and membership.

Going in to 1992 the SDP held Greenwich, Woolwich, Plymouth Devonport, Richmond, and the seat of defector David Alton in Liverpool Mossley Hill, achieving a few good second places (Exeter, Colchester). It was probably the election of Chris Huhne in Oxford, however, that stopped the Party from becoming simply more than an Owenite holdout. Electing a leader by OMOV even when the majority of MPs supported him, Huhne faced immense difficulty in bridging the divide over Maastricht, even as the Social Liberals (later to drop that first part under Menzies Campbell) came out passionately for its implementation.

Huhne was helped, ironically, by the Liberals' own problems - Paddy Ashdown's nervous breakdown and Charles Kennedy's personal difficulties conspired to prevent either of them taking the Liberals in a radical new direction, allowing the SDP to project a professional, radical appearance, demonstrated in the 1996 intake - Vince Cable, Roland Rudd, and Norman Lamb were among that year's intake, even as Tony Blair cautiously guided Labour back into power after Smith's heart attack and Prescott's meltdowns.

Battles between the increasingly Eurosceptic Owenite tendency and the more social market orientated "Club of '96" bedevilled the SDP in the late 1990s, particularly when Tony Blair came out in favour of Britain joining the Ecu. With Menzies Campbell content to remain a latter-day Jo Grimond, however, keeping the Liberals to their Celtic and West Country strongholds, the SDP could build from their pockets of strength, staking out their independent path in the Alliance, but still, perenially, the second player.
 

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1945-1950: Clement Attlee (Labour)
1945 (Majority) def: Winston Churchill (Conservative), Archibald Sinclair (Liberal), Ernest Brown (National Liberal)
1950-1954: Anthony Eden (Conservative)†
1950 (Majority) def: Clement Attlee (Labour), Clement Davis (Liberal)
1954-1959: Oliver Lyttelton (Conservative)
1955 (Majority) def: Clement Attlee (Labour), Frank Byers replacing Clement Davis (Liberal)
1959-1968: Alfred Robens (Labour)
1959 (Majority) def: Oliver Lyttelton (Conservative), Frank Byers (Liberal)
1963 (Majority) def: John Profumo (Conservative), Frank Byers (Liberal)

1968-1973: Anthony Nutting (Conservative)
1968 (Majority) def: Alfred Robens (Labour), Eric Lubbock (Liberal), Stan Newans (ILP)
1972 (Majority) def: James Callaghan (Labour), Eric Lubbock (Liberal aligned with New Agenda)

1973-1976: Airey Neave (Conservative)
1976-1977: Peter Tapsell (Conservative)

1977-1985: Peter Shore (Labour)

1977 (Majority) def: Peter Tapsell (Conservative), Eric Lubbock (Liberal aligned with New Agenda), Jeremy Thorpe (Centre)
1981 (Majority) def: Geoffrey Rippon (Conservative), Hilary Wainwright (Liberal-New Agenda), Jeremy Thorpe (Centre)

1985-: Peter Walker (Conservative)
1985 (Majority) def: Peter Shore (Labour), Hilary Wainwright (New Democrats), John Stonehouse (Centre)


Eden was the man who would bring the Tories out of the Wilderness, a disciple of Skeltonism and a believer in the possibility of state intervention and a fairly Liberal idea for the Tory ideals, Eden would find himself well suited to take the leadership after Churchill had another stroke that put him out commission permanently. Eden would beat Attlee in 1950 and ushered in another Conservative Majority on a message of essentially being better than Labour at providing the power of the state.

Of course, Eden had to drive a devils bargain with the Magic Circle to get to the position he wanted. Oliver Lyttelton was a fairly business minded individual, connected to the City of London and banking in general, Lyttelton would be Eden’s Chancellor, the Old Tory Guard’s way of keeping Eden from being too Radical.

Eden’s time would be mildly transformative and see the continuation with much of the Attlee policies and ideas, though this would be combined with a slow withdrawal from the Empire and the denationalisation of some assets here and there. But then he would die, a simple surgery would end up giving Eden two weeks of immense pain before he would die of his injuries, causing a nation to mourn.

Lyttelton who had quietly been running the Treasury in the background, found himself thrust into the position of Prime Minister and initially would continue the policies that Eden had pushed for, easily winning him the 1955 election as Labour failed to impress and the Liberal’s had to rapidly change leader when Davis’s Alcoholism became too much for him, saved by Byers (who just managed to hold on to his Dorset seat thanks to Labour deciding to avoid putting up a candidate).

Lyttelton seeing his fresh new mandate decided that now he could pursue a more business friendly government. Taxes Cuts, harsher treatment against Trade Unions and Public Spending cuts would be the order of the day, and whilst Britain definitely didn’t see the return to the 1930s as some thought, it definitely left a bad taste in the countries mouth. This combined with continued conflict in Kenya, Cyprus and Malay lead to people erring against Lyttelton. Talks of a potential leadership coup being mounted by Harold Macmillan or Rab Butler would lead to both being flung out of the cabinet and Lyttelton would surround himself with yes men.

In early 1959 a miners and coalers strike over pay disputes and colliery closures would nearly cause the whole of Britain to blackout, as regions were plunged into darkness. Lyttelton decided that he should pursue an election as an Anti-Socialist Crusade against Communist subversion and Labour Radicalism. Hopes this would inspire Britain to reject the remains of Attlee would lead to the opposite happening.

Alfred Robens came into No10 as the future of the Left and left it as it’s greatest betrayer. Having been the Left ‘Anti-Morrison’ candidate in the 1955 Leadership Election after Gaitskell and Bevan declined to bring about a coronation, Robens was dealt a great hand by Lyttelton’s aggressive austerity policies and just as aggressive deals with Trade Unions. Robens presented himself as the man who could not only finish what Attlee has started but also would ensure a healthy balance between Trade Unions, Market and Government.

A combination of Robens youthful energy, a Liberal surge under Byers and the Conservative’s just being incredibly exhausted is what lead to Robens win. His first several years of office were mainly continuations of what had been proposed in the Attlee Government, the Industrial Democracy Bill was a watered down attempt to administrate the various vying Trade Unions under an all encompassing Bill, Welfare Spending was increased and assets that hadn’t previously been Nationalised were Nationalised.

Robens would also pursue a foreign policy that would ensure Britian still had a front seat in Global Affairs. The Yugoslavian-Britain Trade Pact was one of the first serious attempts to include Yugoslavia into the Global Economy, Robens would get on well with the bullish Texan LBJ and it was decided to finish withdrawing from the Empire...with American help. This would be one of Robens first big mistakes, as the price for ensuring American support for decolonisation was Britain had to help America in there own affairs.

It was thought that Britain's relative success in Malaya could work out for America in Vietnam. This rapidly turned out to not be the case, as dealing with the Vietcong and NVRA would turn out to be bloody slog for all countries involved. Robens would rapidly become unpopular with the youths being conscripted to fight the war as part of Robens revival in national service.

Another mistake was Robens and much of his Cabinet had little clue on how to deal with the economy. Early on they had been saved by Lyttelton ruthlessly austerity causing a pot of money and a cooled down economy to be there when Robens was in office. But Robens would ignore NEDY as the economy began to heat up again as the 60s rolled on. Additionally Robens would refuse to join the burgeoning EEC as he viewed the Commonwealth and other friends overseas and Britain’s main trading partners.

Whilst Robens would win a substantial majority in the 1963 election against a scandal filled John Profumo, it became apparent that 1968 would be more difficult affair. The Liberals having regained stability under Byers, had now looked for a new leader to pushing them through into the new decade. Eric Lubbock was a fairly radical Liberal and seen as not likely to win, until the front runner Thorpe had to step down for personal reasons. Seeing a potential gain to be had, Lubbock would appeal to the Radical students and youth movements popping in the wake of the Vietnam War and National Service.

Whilst this was happening Robens would see a split caused by Stan Newans over Britain’s continued involvement in Vietnam. Whilst not enough to cause a collapse in his Majority, the whole affair and it’s impact would be embarrassing for Robens.

Seeing the writing on the wall, Robens decided to lean further Rightwards, with electoral campaign loaded with so many racial dogwhistles it would have made Morrison and Churchill blush. This would prove to have an opposite effect than anticipated, as numerous individuals found the racism involved making them vote either the moderate Conservative’s or the Liberals. Robens would voted out of office and rapidly find himself sulking on the benches of the Lords.

Anthony Nutting wasn’t like Lyttelton or Profumo and campaigned on a return to the type of politics that Eden had proposed. Friendly with Trade Unions, the EEC and the increasingly Liberalising Britain, Nutting wasn’t going back to the aggressiveness of Lyttelton any time soon. Nutting would oversee the withdrawal from Vietnam, helped by President Rockerfellar and Britain would join the EEC in 1971 helped by President Alain Poher.

But the economy which had became to inflate and overheat during the Robens years would begin to rear it’s ugly head again. Whilst it wasn’t an issue in 1972, as Labour battled a revive Liberals who had united with the Radical Libertarian Left Party accidentally started by Richard Acland and Tom Driberg in 1968 as a Christian Socialist Machine to find themselves doing well in the cities of Britain.

But things would go badly for Nutting in 1973 when investors noticed that Britain’s economy was beginning to slump. A run on the pound would lead to the near collapse of the British economy as it drove headlong into recession. Unemployment exploded and government expenditure shrivelled up. Nutting would resign, as it the damage became apparent.

Airey Neave represented the revival of the Conservative Right under a new face, Populist and Nationalistic, Neave was a person who spoke to Middle England and told them that ‘Yes, we will crush the scary Communist Unions, the Marxist IRA, Michael X and the criminal elements in Britain’. But things would turn out to be more complicated than that, and sending riot police to beat up students or pictures of bloodied soldiers in Northern Ireland left many feeling gloomy. The economy didn’t recover, crime was rampant and Michael X would remain a semi-prominent figure in British politics.

This feeling of getting nowhere would lead Neave down some dark paths. A investigative journalist would reveal all this in 1976, that Neave had plans prepared to deal with a ‘Trade Union insurrection’ and a ‘Northern Irish Rebellion’ which essentially amounted to assassinations, bribery and coup plans. Neave would resign, disgraced before fleeing to Mexico to escape prosecution.

His successor, Peter Tapsell was a bullish Keneysian Right Wing Populist but his beliefs didn’t little when faced with the actual realities of Britain. Tapsell tried to essentially out Shore, Peter Shore in the incoming election but appeared fruitless as he went about on offensive tirades and weird speeches on English Nationalism. In the end most Conservative voters fled to the new Centre party, a loose coalition of Tory Moderates, Liberal Localist Populists, Labour Rightwingers and John Stonehouse lead by the eccentric but charismatic Jeremy Thorpe, who hoped he could become the next Prime Minister.

This didn’t happen, instead Peter Shore would become Prime Minister. Charismatic, Radical but also a mild Conservative, Shore would be a man of numerous contradictions, a man who would decentralise power across Britain through his ‘Council Boards’ and ‘A Democratic Industry’ schemes But was firmly against Regional Assemblies and attempts to enforce stronger trade union regulation. A firm British Nationalist, he would try and drag Britain out of the EEC (and would eventually gain the ‘Shore Solution’ of a separate trading pact) and the man who would bring Britain back into the forefront of Anti-Communist activities (helped by President Scoop Jackson).

Ushering in essentially a very English form of Social Democracy, one that was incredibly autarkic in nature, in an increasingly globe world, but seemed to get the job done. Shore’s Left Wing Populism would run it’s course when the Conservative’s finally found a leader who could easily combat it.

Peter Walker was the Moderate Peter Shore, a State Interventionist, nonplussed on the EEC and a man liberal enough to reform the economy but not liberal enough to implode the welfare state, Walker would oversee the ‘Second British Boom’ as it’s called. As Labour pondered on who next (with choice being narrowed down between the Welsh Shoreite or the New Zealand Shoreite or that weird Ashdown fella), the New Democrats began to increasingly lean into further Left Libertarianism and Ecologically ideas (with the party more frequently turning to the works of Murray Bookchin over Ralph Miliband) and the Centre Party having died a very natural death under John Stonehouse, it seems that forty years since Churchill’s stroke, Britain may finally get a Conservative Prime Minister with two full terms under his belt...

Well if that ‘Slater Bust Scandal’ that seems to coming up to the surface doesn’t bite Walker in the arse.
 

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I will mention, Jim Slater and Peter Walker would be a fascinating addition to any timeline, I do think Walker is under-utilised as a Conservative Prime Minister, which is odd given how Young and Charismatic he was.

But his relationship with Slater opens a can of worms of dodgy deals, corruption and all that jazz which would be fun to see play out.
 

Luke_Starkiller

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What if Lyndon B. Johnson picked Eugene McCarthy as his running mate in 1964?

36) 1963-1969: Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic)
1964 (with Eugene McCarthy) def.: Barry Goldwater / William E. Miller (Republican)

37) 1969-1975: Nelson Rockefeller (Republican)
1968 (with Ronald Reagan) def.: Henry M. Jackson / Fred Harris (Democratic); George Wallace / Happy Chandler (American Independent); Eugene McCarthy / Ernest Greuning ("Alternative" Democratic)
1972 (with Ronald Reagan) def.: Ed Muskie / Stuart Symington (Democratic); Eugene McCarthy / Ron Dellums (Alternative for America)

38) 1975-1981: Ronald Reagan (Republican)
1976 (with Larry Hogan) def.: John Lindsay / Birch Bayh (Democratic)

39) 1981-1984: Frank Church (Democratic)
1980 (with Dale Bumpers) def.: Ronald Reagan / Larry Hogan (Republican)

40) 1984-1989: Dale Bumpers (Democratic)
1984 (with Daniel Patrick Moynihan) def.: Bob Dole / Howard Baker (Republican)

41) 1989-1997: John Warner (Republican)
1988 (with George Deukmejian) def.: Gary Hart / Bob Graham (Democratic)
1992 (with George Deukmejian) def.: Sam Nunn / John Kerry (Democratic)

42) 1997-2005: Elizabeth Holtzman (Democratic)
1996 (with Ray Mabus) def.: Bob Martinez / Jack Kemp (Republican)
2000 (with Ray Mabus) def.: John McCain / William L. Armstrong (Republican)

The key point of inflection is that with LBJ dragging his feet on running again in 1968, Vice President McCarthy starts his campaign in earnest and becomes a vocal critic of the administration's foreign policy. LBJ is pissed, but seeing the writing on the wall, he sends Scoop Jackson into the primary as a pro-war proxy candidate. Jackson narrowly beats McCarthy at the 1968 convention, which causes Clean Gene to lead a walkout of his supporters. Sore loser laws are underdeveloped at this point in time, so McCarthy runs as a third party fourth party independent candidate against the legitimate Democratic ticket. His running mate is Ernest Greuning, U.S. Senator from Alaska and the lone dissenting voice against the Gulf of Tonkin resolution, who had just lost his own primary to Mike Gravel.

On the Republican side, the convention's Southern delegations- led by arch-racist Strom Thurmond- slip through Nixon's fingers into the hands of Ronald Reagan. Rockefeller, smelling blood in the water, writes up the boilerplate to give to the RNC's own Dr. Faustus, Ronald Reagan. Hours later, Rockefeller appears onstage and announces that he's named Ronald Reagan as his running mate. The perceived solidity of the now-unified campaign (even if it is a little bipolar on some policy issues) over the Nixon one causes other delegates to flock to them, and soon enough, the Rockefeller/Reagan ticket is nominated as the foil to the Jackson/Harris one (and the Wallace/Chandler one, and the McCarthy/Greuning one).

The "Rocky and Ronnie" ticket easily wins the election since the Democratic electorate is splintered into three separate pieces. Reagan seems content in his role as heir apparent and starts building a campaign team for 1976. Then, he's thrust into the top job, and his first order of businesses is pretending that President Rockefeller didn't die with his pants around his ankles.
 

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The Career of Ricky Dale Harrington Jr.

2013: Missionary, Sunset International Bible Institute
2016-2019: Chaplin, Arkansas Department of Corrections (Cummins Unit)
2020: Libertarian Party candidate for Senator for Arkansas

lost to Tom Cotton
2022: Libertarian Party candidate for Governor of Arkansas

lost to Charles Blake, Sarah Huckabee Sanders
2022-2025: Chairman of the Arkansas Libertarian Party

defeated Chris Lutterloh, Chris Olson, Elvis D. Presley
2024: Republican Party primary candidate for Mayor of Pine Bluff

defeated Leon Jones Jr., Eddie Arnold, various perennial candidates
2024: Independent candidate for Mayor of Pine Bluff
defeated Bruce Lockett, Dwight McKissic [write in]
2025-2029: Mayor of Pine Bluff, Arkansas

lost reelection to Vivian Flowers
2028: Republican Party primary candidate for Senator for Arkansas

lost to Scott Flippo, Mathew Pitsch
2028: Libertarian Party candidate for Senator for Arkansas

lost to Joyce Elliott, Scott Flippo
2030: Libertarian Party candidate for Governor of Arkansas
defeated by Irvin Camacho, Matthew Shepherd, Dan Whitfield
2032: Independent candidate for President of the United States (Libertarian Party-endorsed)
(with Elinor Swanson) lost to Mauree Turner/Ugo Okere, Francis X. Suarez/Torren Ecker
2033-2034: Private citizen, political activist
2034-present: Public speaker, The 700 Club
 
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Fuck it, let's keep this ball rolling -

The Career of Francis X. Suarez

2009-2017: Member of the Miami City Commission from the 4th district

appointed to replace Tomás Regalado
defeated Manolo Reyes, Denis Rod,
Oscar Rodriguez-Fonts
2017-2025: Mayor of Miami, Florida

'17: defeated William Armbrister Sr. (Independent)
'21: defeated Maxwell Manuel Martinez,
Anthony Melvin Dutrow (Socialist Workers)
2024: Republican Party Primary candidate for President of the United States

lost to Ron DeSantis, Nikki Haley, Kim Reynolds, Chris Christie, Mike Pompeo, Matt Gaetz
2025-2028: Private citizen, consultant for Greenspoon Marder LLP
2028:
Republican Party candidate for Senator for Florida
defeated Jeff Kottkamp, Virginia Fuller, Augustus Sol Invictus
lost to
Richie Floyd, David Jolly (Serve America Movement)
2029-2032: Senator for Florida
appointed by Governor Alan Grayson to replace Pam Bondi
'30: defeated Barbara Sharief

2032: Republican Party nominee for President of the United States
defeated Sara Rasmussen, G.T. Bynum, Rick Becker, Tyler August
(with Torren Ecker)
lost to Mauree Turner/Ugo Okere,
Ricky Dale Harrington Jr./Elinor Swanson
2033-2039: Private citizen, lobbyist
2038: Republican Party candidate for Governor of Florida

defeated Willie Montague, Louis E. Sola
2039-present: Governor for Florida
defeated Anika Tene Omphroy
 
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I think the format’s great for weaving a contextless narrative around a person, but a couple of things.

Florida doesnt hold off-year special elections for vacancies in the Senate, the governor taps someone to serve until a special election at the next statewide cycle (i.e., a midterm or presidential year). On a similar level, the governor doesn’t get to pick anybody to fill a vacancy in the House - the seat stays empty until the special election.

Also, Florida elects it’s governor in the midterm cycle so the only statewide thing Suarez could run for in 2028 is Rubio’s Senate seat.
 

Blackentheborg

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I think the format’s great for weaving a contextless narrative around a person, but a couple of things.

Florida doesnt hold off-year special elections for vacancies in the Senate, the governor taps someone to serve until a special election at the next statewide cycle (i.e., a midterm or presidential year). On a similar level, the governor doesn’t get to pick anybody to fill a vacancy in the House - the seat stays empty until the special election.

Also, Florida elects it’s governor in the midterm cycle so the only statewide thing Suarez could run for in 2028 is Rubio’s Senate seat.
Cleaned it up a bit following your advice, any better?
 

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One more to round 'em out, short and sweet;

The Career of Mauree Turner

2021: Member of the Oklahoma House of Representatives

'20: defeated Kelly Barlean
'22: defeated Chris Kannady
'24: defeated
Meghan Blood
2026: Democratic Party Primary nominee for Representative for Oklahoma

defeated Nana Dankwa, J.J. Dossett
2026: Independent candidate for Representative for Oklahoma
defeated Cindy Byrd
2027: Representative for Oklahoma

'30: defeated Brian Hill, Todd Hagopian (Libertarian)
2027-2032: Member of "The Squad" [congressional faction]
with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley, Rashida Tlaib, Jamaal Bowman, Cori Bush, Sara Innamorato, Danica Roem, others
2032: Democratic Party candidate for President of the United States
defeated Pete Buttegieg, Sarah McBride, Billie Sutton
2033-present: President of the Unites States

(with Ugo Okere) defeated Francis X. Suarez/Torren Ecker, Ricky Dale Harrington Jr./Elinor Swanson
 

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1981 - 1985: Ronald Reagan (Republican)
1980 (with George Bush) def. Jimmy Carter (Democratic), John B. Anderson (Independent)
1985 - 1993: Jesse Jackson (Democratic) [1]
1984 (with Fritz Hollings) def. Ronald Reagan (Republican)
1988 (with Fritz Hollings) def. Howard Baker (Republican)

1993 - 1997: Ross Perot (Independent) [2]
1992 (with Jerry Brown) def. Mario Cuomo (Democratic), Pat Buchanan (Republican)
1993 Million Man March - Louis Farrakhan named Secretary of New Afrikan Affairs [3]

1997 - 2001: Newt Gingrich (Republican) [4]
1996 (with J.C. Watts) def. Ross Perot (Reform), Joe Biden (Democratic) [5], Tony Mazzocchi (Labor)
2001 - 2009: Cybill Shepherd (Reform) [6]
2000 (with Bill Bradley) def. Newt Gingrich (Republican), Ralph Nader (Labor)
2004 (with Bill Bradley) def. James P. Hoffa (Labor), Rudy Giuliani (Independent Republican), Mike Foster (Constitution)

2009 - 2017: Barack Obama (Democratic) [7]
2008 (with Chuck Hagel) def. Matt Gonzalez (Labor), Ron Paul (Constitution)
2012 (with Chuck Hagel) def. Rocky Anderson (Labor)

2017 - 2025: Bernie Sanders (Labor) [8]
2016 (with Robert Reich) def. Mark Warner (Democratic-Reform Coalition)
2020 (with Robert Reich) def. Kamala Harris (Democratic-Reform Coalition) [9], Kanye West (Independent) [10]

2025 - 0000: Eric Adams (Democratic Refoundation) [11]
2024 (with Hunter Biden) def. Sarah Iannarone (Labor)

[1] "I think he's going to make a serious attempt. I think he started off just getting black people to register and vote, but after hearing him speak I think he sees the importance of having a black person running. Some feel he shouldn't run, but he's as qualified as any of the other candidates. He's receiving a lot of support nationwide. There is a voter registration drive going on and Jackson is the vanguard of that movement." - Eric Adams [1983]
[2] "I believe in the Ross Perot mindset. I want to be judged on how many Black and brown people I make millionaires." - Eric Adams [2021]
[3] The Washington Afro-American wrote of the race, saying the Nation of Islam “led by Minister Louis Farrakhan, has endorsed Mr. Owens' opponent, Eric Adams, in the primary because they believe he will stand up to the Jews.” [1994]

"Minister Farrakhan can only fill a void that Major has left open" - Eric Adams [1994]
[4] Apparently, it was a group of black Republicans called the North Star Republicans of Fort Greene that convinced Adams to trade in his Democratic voter card which he only recently acquired for a shot at rubbing shoulders with philosophical soulmates of House Speaker Newt Gingrich…"Believe it or not, it's a continuation of 'no justice, no peace'," Adams told The Boro Politic. "I believe that there are a large number of closet black Republicans in the city, and if you take a close look at some of the concepts of the Republican Party, you'll see that many of them are our values." [1995]

Further, Mr. Adams sometimes put his money where his mouth was once contributing to reactionary Oklahoma Republican Congressman J.C. Watts. [1995]
[5] Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, facing scrutiny after climbing to the top of polls in the city’s Democratic mayoral primary, defended his past association with the Republican Party as a “personal protest” that he staged in the 1990s. Adams said he joined the GOP because he was upset by the Democrats’ pursuit of the controversial 1994 crime bill signed by President Bill Clinton. [2021]
[6] "Taxi. 'Are you talking to me?' That was the name of the movie, that's the favorite line; Taxi. 'Are you talking to me?'" - Eric Adams [2021]

Other possible Reform Party candidates are Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura, New York mega-developer Donald Trump, actor-director Warren Beatty, actress-model Cybill Shepherd, and former Connecticut Gov. Lowell Weicker. [1999]
[7] Other prominent New York Democrats running to be delegates for Mr. Obama include Councilmen James Saunders of Queens and Albert Vann of Brooklyn; State Senators Eric Adams, Karim Camara and Kevin S. Parker of Brooklyn; Assemblyman Michael Benjamin of the Bronx; City Councilwoman Helen D. Foster of the Bronx; and former Councilman Wendell Foster of the Bronx. [2008]
[8] But Adams said he did vote for Sanders over Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential primary. [2018]
[9] "I supported Vice President Harris in the 2020 primary." - Eric Adams [2021]
[10] Ye enjoyed a lovely fall afternoon in New York City with former Trump lawyer and fixer, Michael Cohen. And because, of course, this could get weirder, NYC’s likely next mayor, Eric Adams, was reportedly supposed to join the pair but was held up at another meeting. [2021]
[11] “I am the face of the new Democratic Party...Look at me and you’re seeing the future of the Democratic Party." - Eric Adams [2021]
 

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1976-1980: James Callaghan (Labour)
1978 (Majority) def: William Whitelaw (Conservative), David Steel (Liberal)
1980-1981: Peter Shore (Labour Minority)
1981-1990: Michael Heseltine (Conservative)

1981 (Majority) def: Peter Shore (Labour), David Steel (Liberal), Douglas Henderson (SNP)
1985 (Majority) def: Roy Hattersley replacing John Silken (Labour), David Penhaligon (Liberal), Douglas Henderson (SNP), Mike Thomas (Reform)

1990-1996: Robin Cook (Labour)
1990 (Majority) def: Michael Heseltine (Conservative), David Penhaligon (Liberal), Jim Sillars (SNP), George Gardiner (Ind. Unionists)
1994 (Majority) def: John Major replacing Mark Thatcher (Conservative), Liz Lynne (Liberal)

1996-1999: Glyn Ford (Labour)
1999-: Emma Nicholson (Conservative)

1999 (Majority) def: Glyn Ford (Labour), Roseana Cunningham (SNP), Liz Lynne (Liberal), Robert Kilroy-Silk (Millennium!)

Heath by 1974 was tired, after a frank chat with Peter Walker and a brief health scare in the Autumn of 74, Heath would step down as Tory leader. The leadership battle would be between William Whitelaw and Keith Joseph which would rapidly become a victory for Whitelaw when Joseph was found saying seemingly eugenics based talking points in an interview.

When 1978 comes around, Callaghan sees a much higher polling boost than OTL and is persuaded by the Unions and his cabinet to push ahead. Callaghan gets a Majority over Whitelaw, but it’s a Majority of ten, mainly caused by the SNP collapsing against Labour. Whitelaw resigns and another leadership election occurs. Heseltine threads the needle between the Left choice Walker and the Right choice of Parkinson and wins the challenge.

When 1980 hits, Callaghan resigns and leaves Peter Shore holding the bag when the Majority becomes a minority as Shore finds himself dealing with a recession and his attempts to keep Keneysian economics going fall flat. Heseltine wins in 1981 by a significant majority as Shore’s Government flails and his attempt to instigate Left Wing Populism fall flat due to Labour’s time in office and his Anglo nationalism leading to a raise of the SNP again under a revived Douglas Henderson.

Heseltine’s time in office sees an attempt to turn Britain into a European style Social Market economy, and after the initial bite of austerity policies to deal with inflation, Heseltine institutes his ‘British Rejuvenation Scheme’ a series of reforms which whilst helping implement Neoliberalism in then U.K. come along with a series of building schemes, job creations and the beginning of a Council House buy back scheme.

Meanwhile Labour stumbles around whilst dealing with the new Britain at play, Kinnock’s car crash and fears of Mr Benn taking over leads to a hasty coronation of John Silken who is seen as being Left Wing enough for the party but not overly friendly to Benn. Silken is rather inadequate and his message of Democratic Socialism doesn’t gel with the raising force of the ‘Essex Man’. The 1985 election grounds this further, as a Pro-Heseltine Labour splinter tries to damage Labour’s choices (it doesn’t and is more of a nuisance if anything) and a revived Liberal Party lead a bruising contest for Labour, as Silken succumbs to a heart attack on the campaign trail and Hattersley awkwardly bumbles into the leadership office and proceeds to skid out of control.

Heseltine continues further, but his party begins to slowly rebel over the Europe issue. Attempts to implement a referendum on joining the ERM in 1989 goes nowhere after a series of Eurosceptic back bench rebellions. Heseltine decides to use the 1990 election as a possible way to help deal with the backbenchers and his party, making it a referendum on being closer to Europe. Britain does decide to be closer to Europe, but not through a Tory.

Robin Cook became leader in the aftermath of the 1985 election, having made a deal with Eurosceptic Soft Left Moderniser Bryan Gould to help muscle out a foot in mouth prone Dr Jack Cunningham and a worryingly popular Ken Coates who manages to do better than Benn did in his 81’ challenge. Cook modernises the Labour despite protests but keeps it firmly in a Soft Left direction to say the least.

This comes ahead as the Conservative’s collapse in the 1990 election and Cook’s Scottishness finally manages to nudge the SNP out of the picture as Cook gets a substantial majority to play with. National Investment Banks, the Industrial Democracy Act of 93’, investment into Greener Energy and increased rights for minorities are part of the Cook tenure. This alongside Gould’s ‘low taxes for the many’ policy makes Labour rather popular (even if the City complains about increased control and oversight).

In the aftermath of the successful 1994 election, in which the Conservative Right’s attempt to make Mark Thatcher a thing blows up in there face and the Liberals new blandly component leader keeps them in the green, Cook tries to finally deal with the bugbear that is Europe. The story of the Maastricht Treaty fights and the ‘Closer to Europe’ campaign is a long and storied one, but mainly through the effort of Cook, French President Jacque Delors and a group of dedicated Labour whips, the Maastricht Treaty is signed and supported in 1995. But the effort takes a toll on Cook, who has a minor heart attack in the Winter of 1995, and by the beginning of the New Year, resigns.

Glyn Ford was the true continuity Cook candidate but soon found himself surrounded by enemies. Kim Howells and Derek Fatchett supported joining the EMono Scheme which was supported by the Labour Action group of Ken Coates but with a more Democratic Socialist flavour to proceedings and all the while, David Owen and Bryan Gould had joined forces to wreak Eurosceptic havoc across the country.

Ford’s time was continuing Cook’s ideas, alongside reducing Britain's and NATO’s nuclear arsenal and establishing the ‘Anti-Fascist Watch’ to help deal with the bubbling increase in Right Extremism in the U.K. But movements across the country on the Left and Right were rearing there heads and biting into the traditional supports for the big parties. On the Syncretic-Right, the Millennium Party, a gaggle of Eurosceptics would form behind the charismatic if controversial former Labour Minister and TV Reporter Robert Kilroy-Silk. On the Left, the Green Left Party of Dave Cook would see increased support as he entered an unlikely alliance with the ‘Militant Labour’ Candidate Dave Nellist.

The 1999 election would see the Conservative’s gain a small majority of about 10 lead by the continuity Heseltine candidate, Emma Nicholson who had to deal with an increasingly divided nation. Glyn Ford would resign, and see in his wake a battle between Right-Centre and Left embodied by Ann Clwyd and Mark Meredith, both overlapping more than they would like. The Liberals would be dealt a near killer blow due to the success of the SNP and Liz Lynne losing her Rochdale seat due to allegations over the previous MP’s conduct, as efforts to find a new Liberal leader mainly bring up the reliable face of Ming Campbell against the eccentric Norman Baker.

Meanwhile Robert Kilroy-Silk relishes in the success of having gone from nowhere to 7 MPs in about three years. But if he’s not careful the interests that support him will replace him, with a more palatable leader...
 
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Heath by 1974 was tired, after a frank chat with Peter Walker and a brief health scare in the Autumn of 74, Heath would step down as Tory leader. The leadership battle would be between William Whitelaw and Keith Joseph which would rapidly become a victory for Whitelaw when Joseph was found saying seemingly eugenics based talking points in an interview.
This maybe one of the most Boring PODs I’ve ever come with up, but this was based upon watching that slightly naff Thatcher documentary which did mention how a lot of Heath supporters wanted him to step down during the Autumn of 1974 to make way for William Whitelaw.

Whitelaw versus Callaghan 1978 election could see either side win really, both would likely be offering the same type of ideas if anything.
 

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[25] 1897-1905: Gov. William McKinley of Ohio (Republican)
'96 (with State Sen. Garret Hobart of New Jersey) def. Frm. Rep. William Jennings Bryan of Nebraska | [MEC Pres. Arthur Sewall of Maine (Democratic, Silver) / Frm. Rep. Thomas Watson of Georgia (Populist)]
'00 (with Gov. Theodore Roosevelt of New York) def. Frm. Rep. William Jennings Bryan of Nebraska | Frm. Vice Pres. Adlai Stevenson of Illinois (Democratic)
[26] 1905-1913: Vice Pres. Theodore Roosevelt of New York (Republican)
'04 (with Frm. Gov. William O'Connell Bradley of Kentucky) def. Chief Judge Alton B. Parker of New York | Frm. Sen. Henry G. Davis of West Virginia (Democratic)
'08 (with Vice Pres. William O'Connell Bradley of Kentucky) def. Frm. Rep. William Jennings Bryan of Nebraska | Frm. State Sen. John W. Kern of Indiana (Democratic)
[27] 1913-1915: Frm. Gov. John A. Johnson of Minnesota (Democratic)
'12 (with Sen. George E. Chamberlain of Oregon) def. Sec. of War William Howard Taft of Ohio | Sen. Charles W. Fairbanks of Indiana (Republican)
[28] 1915-1925: Vice Pres. George E. Chamberlain of Oregon (Democratic)
'16 (with Sen. Lewis S. Chanler of New York) def. Sen. Theodore Burton of Ohio | Sen. John W. Weeks of Massachusetts (Republican), Former Pres. Theodore Roosevelt of New York | Former Rep. Eugene Foss of Massachusetts (Bull Moose)
'20 (with Vice Pres. Lewis S. Chanler of New York) def. Sen. Charles Deneen of Illinois | Gov. Charles S. Whitman of New York (Republican), Frm. State Sen. Eugene V. Debs of Indiana | Activist C. E. Ruthenburg of Ohio (Socialist)
[29] 1925-1933: Gov. Henry J. Allen of Kansas (Republican)
'24 (with Sen. Miles Poindexter of Washington) def. Sen. Charles Wayland Bryan of Nebraska | Gov. Michael Liebel Jr. of Pennsylvania (Democratic)
'28 (with Vice Pres. Miles Poindexter of Washington) def. Frm. Sec. of Commerce Jesse H. Jones of Texas | Sen. Thomas J. Walsh of Montana (Democratic), Chicago Mayor William Hale Thompson of Illinois | Rep. Ole Hanson of California (Independent Republican), Rep. Max Eastman of New York | PFL Pres. James Maurer of Pennsylvania (Socialist)
[30] 1933-1934: Gov. William G. McAdoo of California (Democratic)
'32 (with Sen. Royal S. Copeland of New York) def. Vice Pres. Miles Poindexter of Washington | Gov. Theodore Roosevelt Jr. of New York (Republican), Activist Sid Hatfield of West Virginia | Rep. Daniel Hoan of Wisconsin (Socialist), Aviator Richard Byrd of Massachusetts | Frm. Rep. Ole Hanson of California (National), Gov. George White of Ohio | various ("Anti-Hearst" Democratic)
[31] 1934-1937: Vice Pres. Royal S. Copeland of New York (Democratic)
[32] 1937-0000: Gov. Hanford MacNider of Iowa (Republican)

'36 (with Publisher Frank Knox of Illinois) def. Gov. Paul McNutt of Indiana | Sen. Joseph O'Mahoney of Colorado (Democratic), Frm. Gov. John Brinkley of Kansas | various (Independent), Frm. Rep. Daniel Hoan of Wisconsin | Publisher Solon de Leon of New York (Socialist)

Great War (1914-1918): German Empire | Austria-Hungary | Bulgaria | Ottoman Empire (Central Powers) vs. Great Britain | France | Russian Empire | Japan | Serbia (Entente)
Central Powers victory, Treaty of Geneva, abdication of Mikhail II and Wilhelm II amidst the Saison Rouge
Spanish flu (February 1918 - March 1921): influenza, estimated 30-50 million dead
Turkey pandemic (October 1931 - October 1934): psittacosis in conjunction with coronavirus, estimated 15-30 million dead


Major leaders of the Postbellum Struggle c. April 1937, before the beginning of the Pacific War
Weltsystem
  • German Empire: Emperor Wilhelm III (Hohenzollern) | Chancellor Kurt von Schleicher (Independent)
  • Empire of Austria: Emperor Karl I (Habsburg-Lorraine) | Chancellor Ernst Rüdiger Starhemberg (Christian Social)
  • Kingdom of Hungary: King Károly IV (Habsburg-Lorraine) | Prime Minister Béla Imrédy (Christian National Union)
  • Kingdom of Jugoslavia: King Karlo IV (Habsburg-Lorraine) | Prime Minister Vladko Maček (HSS)
  • Ottoman Empire: Caliph Abdulmejid II (Osman) | Vizier Hamdullah Suphi Pasha (Independent)
  • Tsardom of Bulgaria: Tsar Boris III (Saxe-Coburg and Gotha-Koháry) | Prime Minister Aleksandr Tsankov (National Alliance)
  • Kingdom of the Netherlands: King William IV (Orange-Nassau) | Prime Minister Hendrikus Colijn (Anti-Revolutionary)
  • Republic of China: Premier Wang Jingwei (Social Nationalist)
Great Concord
  • United States of America: President Hanford MacNider | Vice President Frank Knox (Republican)
  • United Kingdom: King George VI (Windsor) | Prime Minister Leo Amery (Conservative leading National Coalition)
  • Russian Republic: President Anatoly Pepelyayev (Independent) | Prime Minister Viktor Pepelyayev ("Pepelyaevite" Constitutional Democratic leading National Coalition)
  • Empire of Japan: Emperor Yasuhito (Yamato) | Prime Minister Okada Keisuke (Rikken Seiyukai)
  • Second Republic of Spain: Prime Minister Álvaro de Figueroa y Torres-Sotomayor (FLC leading National Coalition)
  • Second Hellenic Republic: Prime Minister Georgios Papandreou (National Democratic Front)
  • Kingdom of Siam: King Rama VII (Chakri) | Prime Minister Deva Bandhumasena (Independent)
Unaligned actors:
  • Sixth French (Conseil) Republic: Président Adrien Marquet (PSMF)
 
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Kingdom of the Netherlands: King William IV (Orange-Nassau) | Prime Minister Hendrikus Colijn (Anti-Revolutionary)
Kaiser Aligned, Anti-Communist Netherlands is rather surreal to say the least.
Prime Minister Georgios Papandreou (National Democratic Front)
Now this, this is based.
[32] 1937-0000: Gov. Hanford MacNider of Iowa (Republican)
'36 (with Publisher Frank Knox of Illinois) def. Gov. Paul McNutt of Indiana | Sen. Joseph O'Mahoney of Colorado (Democratic), Frm. Gov. John Brinkley of Kansas | various (Independent), Frm. Rep. Daniel Hoan of Wisconsin | Publisher Solon de Leon of New York (Socialist)
Well...fuck.
Russian Republic: President Anatoly Pepelyayev (Independent) | Prime Minister Viktor Pepelyayev ("Pepelyaevite" Constitutional Democratic leading National Coalition)
Ahhhhhhhhhhhh.

All in all excellent work, love some mushy ‘“Progressive’” Conservative/New Nationalist/Corporatist takeover of American politics as the world slowly sinks into slurry.
 

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Kaiser Aligned, Anti-Communist Netherlands is rather surreal to say the least.
A German-sympathetic king and a German-dominated continent do wonders for one's political alignment!

But is it any more surreal than a Kaiser-aligned China under Wang Jingwei?

Now this, this is based.
*successfully avenges Venizelos's execution*

Well...fuck.
Opportunistic as fuck, perhaps, but appreciates the Concord at the very least.

Ahhhhhhhhhhhh.
By the way, I have to point out that Vitya's predecessor as Prime Minister, for a brief period at least, was Nikolai Lvov.

Now, for all the authoritarian qualities of the Russian Republic, it definitely could have been worse; the Pepelyayev brothers recognize the limitrophe states of the Weltsystem, for one.

After a decade in the wilderness, the Constitutional Democrats are the largest political party in Russia once more, though at the cost of internal stability.
 
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