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Lists of Heads of Government and Heads of State

Japhy

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IIRC While Graham never took a strong stance on the issue of civil rights, I certainly wouldn’t call him a segregationist. He was also known to preach to whites and blacks. I could be misremembering though.
Nah that's just his PR. He denounced King a lot at the time. Just like he denounced Catholics and Jews. He was just slightly smarter then the the rest of the movement and dropped attacks on them when it started impacting his bottom line or his image. In specific regards to the Civil Rights movement he insisted that Equality would only come in Heaven or with the return of Christ.
 

TheNixonator

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Nah that's just his PR. He denounced King a lot at the time. Just like he denounced Catholics and Jews. He was just slightly smarter then the the rest of the movement and dropped attacks on them when it started impacting his bottom line or his image. In specific regards to the Civil Rights movement he insisted that Equality would only come in Heaven or with the return of Christ.
Huh, well the more you know I guess.
 

BClick

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He tried to organize a Stop Kennedy movement in 1960 for the Democratic Convention because America needed a Christian President. So like he's an interesting political option but he also isn't a good option.
I think it works as a slightly cynical take (George with faith-based blind spots after his supernatural religious experience), but not as an option for a pure hero.
 

TheNixonator

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I think it works as a slightly cynical take (George with faith-based blind spots after his supernatural religious experience), but not as an option for a pure hero.
That's a good point too, I'll change it to somebody that fits more in line with Bailey's morality.

EDIT: Done.
 
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theev

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Since it's, y'know, that time of year, I thought it would be fun to make a list based on a Christmas classic...
Political Career of George Bailey:
1928-1948: President of the Bailey Building & Loan
• Replaced Peter Bailey (1928)
• Construction of Bailey Park (1934)
• 4-F Draft classification (1941)
1948-1955: Mayor (Democratic) of Bedford Falls
1948 (cross-nominated by Socialist) def. Henry F. Potter (Republican) [de-facto]
• Investigation of Mr. Potter, eventual conviction (1951)
1950: unopposed
1952: unopposed
1955-1963: Governor (Democratic) of New York
1954 (cross-endorsed by American Labor & Liberal) def. Irving Ives (Republican)
• Investigation by HUAC, charges dropped (1955)
• Implementation of the Statewide Bailey Plan (1956)
1958 def. Nelson Rockefeller (Republican)
• Introduction of the Land Value Tax (1960)
1963-1966: Private citizen; political & religious activist
• Participated in the March on Washington (1963)
1966-1969: Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
• Appointed by Lyndon B. Johnson (1966)
• Implementation of the National Bailey Plan (1968)
1969-1977: President (Democratic) of United States
1968 (with Harold Hughes) def. Richard M. Nixon (Republican)
• Proposed Christian Amendment struck down by Congress (1969)
1972 (with Harold Hughes) def. Howard Baker (Republican)
• Withdrawal from Vietnam (1972)
1977-1985: Private citizen; political & religious activist
• Wrote and published autobiography, “A Wonderful Life” (1978)
• Editor & writer for Sojourners Magazine (1979-1985)
1985-1989: Advisor to the President
• Appointed by John B. Anderson (1985)
1989-1997: Private citizen; political & religious activist
• Bailey Presidential Foundation established (1990)
• Died on December 24th of a stroke (1997)
• Buried in Bedford Falls (1997)
Great list but my god it’s bleak to imagine George Bailey spending at least 3 years overseeing the Vietnam War.
 

Time Enough

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1945-1952: Clement Attlee (Labour)
1945 (Majority) def: Winston Churchill (Conservative), Archibald Sinclair (Liberal), Ernest Brown (Liberal National)
1950 (Majority) def: Winston Churchill (Conservative & National), Clement Davies (Liberal)

1952-1955: Hugh Gaitskell (Labour)
1955-1962: Harold Macmillan (Conservative)
1955 (Majority) def: Hugh Gaitskell (Labour), Frank Byers (Liberal), Emrys Hughes (Democratic Labour)
1959 (Majority) def: Kenneth Younger (Labour), Frank Byers (Liberal)

1962-1965: Selwyn Lloyd (Conservative)
1964 (Minority) def: John Freeman (Labour), Frank Byers (Liberal)
1965-: John Freeman (Labour)
1965 (Majority) def: Selwyn Lloyd (Conservative), Frank Byers (Liberal)
1969 (Majority) def: Peter Thorneycroft (Conservative), Ludovic Kennedy (Liberal), Stan Newens (Democratic Labour)


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1945-1953: Harry S. Truman (Democratic)
1948 (With Wilson W. Wyatt) def: Thomas E. Dewey/Charles A. Halleck (Republican), Strom Thurmond/Fielding L.Wright (States Rights)
1953-1961: Harold Stassen (Republican)
1952 (With Everett Dirksen) def: Wilson W. Wyatt/W. Averell Harriman (Democratic)
1956 (With Everett Dirksen) def: Estes Kefauver/Robert F. Wagner (Democratic)

1961-1969: Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic)
1960 (With G. Mennen Williams) def: Nelson Rockerfeller/Prescott S. Bush (Republican)
1964 (With G. Mennen Williams) def: William Knowland/Thomas S. Gates Jr. (Republican), Edwin Walker/Harry F. Byrd Jr. (States Rights)

1969-: Vance Hartke (Democratic)
1968 (With Fred R. Harris) def: Ronald Reagan/John G. Tower (Republican), Harry F. Byrd Jr./Lester Maddox (States Rights), John Hulett/Benjamin Spock (New)

“Across the Land The People Speak As One and Say; I Want To Be Free, To Be Healthy, To Be Happy and To See All Around That My Countrymen Are The Same.

We Will Always Fight for the Underdog over the Upperdog”
-James Peck at the New Party Presidential Convention, 1968.

“I’m Done, With A Government that Cares More About Supporting Wars In Asia Than Supporting There Fellow Man”
-Stan Newans defection speech, 1967

“Lyndon B.Johnson was elected on a mandate to fix the economy but very little else. His populist appeal and bullish personality made him a popular if controversial figure. But for the Left, Johnson was there archenemy. Johnson had happily supported Stassen’s destruction of the organised Left and Communists within the Electoral Politics and Labour Unions, Johnson has been a flag waving support of increasing America’s Nuclear supply, taking part in pushing for Stassen’s Asian Interventions and for being incredibly aloof over the issue of Civil Rights.

But LBJ would prove to be popular with the Right Kind of Voters, the Hard Hats, the Suburbs, the Average Joe, all were accounted for when it came to his harnessing of the New Deal coalition. But still LBJ managed to rankle the hardcore Conservative’s with stuff like the incredibly diluted Civil Rights Act of 1964 which offered voting rights for Black Southerners and a very mild rolling back of Jim Crow leading to the States Rights split of 1964 which would do very little to dampen LBJ’s popularity. Still it spooked him and so the next four years would see his attention focused elsewhere.

The New Party had it’s roots in a combination of New Left academics, Left Wing Activists and members of the groups like the SNCC and the LCFP and it’s formation would occur during a meeting between John Hulett, Benjamin Spock and James Peck about the future of the Civil Rights. The trio decided the formation of a Left Wing, Civil Rights Party would force the Democrats to notice them and take heed of there message. For much of the late years of Johnson’s Presidency, Democrats would find themselves being outflanked on the Left by New Party Candidates and the combination of Vote Splitting in more marginal races would cause Republican candidates to get in. Democratic strategists began to worry about another political party taking votes away from them in the 1968 election.

The 1968 Democratic Primaries would see individuals from all sides of the political spectrum running, and a spirited campaign from George Wallace on essentially ‘LBJ’s Great Society Coalition but even more Racist’ platform scared a number of the Democrats on the Liberal Wing. John Hulett and Benjamin Spock prepared a gruelling Campaign against Wallace only for everyone to be outmanoeuvred by Vance Hartke at the last second. The candidate endorsed by the soon to be Supreme Court judge G.Mennen Williams would additionally gain the support from his campaign manager and soon to be Running Mate, Fred Harris who took inspiration from the Grassroots Activism of the New Party and combined it with a form of Left Wing Populism that would allow Hartke to unite the LBJ’s Coalition and gain additional support from individuals like Martin Luther King Jr.

Still the New Party didn’t trust Hartke and Harris, seeing there at times spotty records on Civil Rights and appeasement of the apathetic Moderate Wing and would run a campaign decrying there inadequacies. Harris realising that support could slip away in some vital states decided to perform a devils gambit and would met the New Party heads and the grassroots activists at a conference in the late Summer of 1968 in Oklahoma.

Harris’s Gambit and his seemingly sudden Road to Damascus moment at the conference when he went on a speech about the flaws of Johnson’s administration would turn the once Senator from a untrustworthy stooge to a sudden crusader of the New Left. The New Party would not long after would shift to supporting the Hartke/Harris ticket though Hulett and Spock were still on the ballot in a couple of states. The Reagan campaign would blame the taking of Indiana, Oklahoma and New York by a slim margin by the Democrats as being the reason for his defeat.

Still it seemed for many that Hartke would be a sensible choice unlike his seemingly radical running mate who would continue LBJ’s Great Society and ensure a prosperous future, but Hartke’s time in office would come to an abrupt and horrifying end whilst he was Quebec in 1971...”

The Underdogs; The Strange Rebirth of the American Left, 1997

“For many Democratic Labour had been an amusing side adventure in there political journey, as much of the grouping rejoined Labour soon enough as the controversial Hugh Gaitskell and his Pro-Nuclear views were shifted for the more appealing vestige of Kenneth Younger.

But for the unlikely pairing of Emrys Hughes and Sir Richard Acland, the Democratic Labour Party represented a chance for a New Left Wing Party to have a centre stage in British politics. This would prove to be a difficult slog, with Emrys Hughes and S.O.Davies being the only Democratic Labour MPs to retain any seats in the 1959 election, the possibility of the party seeing a future beyond the late 60s seemed grim.

But the party was luck, the splintering of the CPGB in the aftermath of Bulganin and Kosygin reforms lead to a surge of support and popular intellectuals like Ralph Miliband would support the party in his output. Additionally Nationalist party’s would enter strategic alliances with Democratic Labour candidates due to many sharing similar values, which would allow Gwilym Prys Davies to win the 1963 Swansea East By-Election.

But the spectre of John Freeman spelt misfortune, the seemingly committed Bevanite would overcome Democratic Labour’s Left Ground causing S.O.Davies to defect back to Labour and drive the party down to just Hughes. Seemingly Democratic Labour was done for.

And then John Freeman would support Lyndon B. Johnson’s Vietnam intervention and committed the old adage of the East of the Suez as much as previous Labour Prime Ministers. For the many Bevanites and Leftists who had supported him, Freeman’s dash towards the Centre with colleagues like Wilson and Castle in tow would leave a sour taste in there mouth.

In 1967 the Peace and Anti-Intervention Movement would find there Electoral leader in Stan Newans, as he defected to the Democratic Labour Party over a combination of there Vietnam Intervention and the beginnings of the Asset Stripping policies of Anthony Benn. Meanwhile the coalition of CND, Democratic Labour, Disaffected Trade Unionists and Leftists would find there mouthpieces in the form of the writer of the Angry Young Man novels that had showcased the malaise of the Britain and a rough and tumble documentary presenter who seemed to be fascinated by the grassroots activism of his found city.

Alan Sillietoe and Ray Gosling were to become an unlikely figurehead for the upcoming revolution.”
-A Potted History of the British New Left, Voice of the People, 2020

“A Freeman and a Voice that won’t keep silent!”
-Ray Gosling’s Slogan for his campaign as the Independent Candidate for Nottingham City Council in 1967, would then become his slogan for his Nottingham Central Campaign as the Democratic Labour Candidate which he won over Jack Dunnett.
 

Comrade Izaac

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1969-1973: Robert F. Kennedy Sr. (Democratic)
(With J. William Fulbright)
1968 def. Richard Nixon/Spiro Agnew (Republican), George Wallace/Clay Smothers (American Independent), Others

1973-1981: Ronald Regan (Republican)
(With Claude R. Kirk Jr.)

1972 def. Robert F. Kennedy/J. William Fulbright (Democratic), Jesse Helms/Sam Yorty (American Independent), Others
1976 def. Moon Landrieu/Henry Jackson (Democratic), Norman Podhoretz/Ellen McCormack (American Independent), Others

1981-1983: Rudy Perpich (Democratic)
(With Carl Stokes)

1980 def. Claude R. Kirk Jr./Malcolm Wilson (Republican), Frank Rizzo/Ronnie Thompson (American Independent), Others

1983-1985: Carl Stokes (Democratic)
(With Vacant, later Mario Biaggi)


1985-1989: Vernon B. Romney (Republican)
(With Elliot Richardson)

1984 def. Carl Stokes/Mario Biaggi (Democratic), Jesse Helms/Robert Byrd (American Independent), Others

1989-1997: H.A "Red" Boucher (Democratic)
(With Tom Harkin)

1988 def. Vernon B. Romney/Elliot Richardson (Republican), Velvela Phillips/Joe Medicine Crow (Freedom), Others
1992 def. Julie Nixon-Eisenhower/Maurice M. Paul (Republican), Others

1997-2005: Micheal Huffington (Republican)
(With Willam Howard Taft IV)

1996 def. Tom Harkin/Geraldine Ferraro (Democratic), Bay Buchanan/Peg Luksik (Independent, endorsed by American Independent), Others
2000 def. Andrew Cuomo/Wyche Fowler (Democratic), Others
 
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Lucon50

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A NEW CONSENSUS: Falklands Lost

1979
: Conservative (Margaret Thatcher) 44%, Labour (Jim Callaghan) 37%, Liberal (David Steel) 14%

Result: Conservative majority

1984: Liberal (David Steel)/Social Democratic (Roy Jenkins) 40%, Labour (Michael Foot) 25%, Conservative (Willie Whitelaw) 30%

Result: Liberal/Social Democratic majority

1989: Alliance (Shirley Williams) 35%, Labour (Tony Benn) 32%, Conservative (Michael Heseltine) 28%

Result: Alliance/Conservative majority

1993: Conservative (Michael Heseltine) 34%, Alliance (Shirley Williams) 30%, Labour (John Prescott) 29%, Green (Sara Parkin) 3%

Result: Conservative/Green minority

1997: Labour (John Prescott) 31%, Conservative (Michael Heseltine) 30% , Alliance (Paddy Ashdown) 28%, Reform (David Owen) 5%, Green (Sara Parkin) 2%

Result: Labour/Alliance majority

2002: Alliance (Paddy Ashdown) 32%, Labour (John Prescott) 27%, Conservative (John Redwood) 25%, Reform (David Owen) 7%, Green (Sara Parkin) 5%

Result: Alliance/Green minority

2006: Conservative (Michael Portillo) 35%, Alliance (Paddy Ashdown) 28%, Labour (Margaret Beckett) 23%, Reform (Rosie Barnes) 6%, Green (Derek Wall) 3%

Result: Conservative/Reform minority

2010: Labour (John McDonnell) 31%, Alliance (Charles Kennedy) 30%, Conservative (Michael Portillo) 26%, Reform (Rosie Barnes) 4%, Green (Derek Wall) 4%

Result: Labour/Alliance majority

2015: Conservative (Michael Gove) 30%, Labour (John McDonnell) 25%, Alliance (Norman Lamb) 23%, Reform (Nigel Farage) 12%, Green (Caroline Lucas) 5%

Result: Conservative/Reform minority

2019: Alliance (Lisa Nandy) 33%, Conservative (John Bercow) 24%, Labour (George Galloway) 22%, Reform (Nigel Farage) 9%, Green (Caroline Lucas) 7%

Result: Alliance/Green minority
 

Time Enough

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A NEW CONSENSUS: Falklands Lost
Good list, though I think there’s a successful SDP spin off about I doubt Nigel Farage would be leading it (particularly if there’s a mostly Thatcherite Tory party). I could see someone like Chris Huhne or Paul Keetch being part of it or even (klaxon) Jason Zadronzy, who’s politics are probably closer to a continuing SDP if anything.
 

TheHatMan98

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"Hail to the Chief": The Pop Culture History of US Presidents

1953-1961: Gov. John Mervin (CA)/Former Sec. of State William Russell (IL) – Democratic
1952 def. Former Gov. Harrold Stassen (MN)/Joseph McCarthy (WI) - Republican
1956 def. Sen. John W. Bricker (OH)/Gov. Joe Foss (SD) - Republican


1961-1965: Sen. Merkin Muffley (IL)/Former Gov. Cecil H. Underwood (WV) - Republican
1960 def. Sen. George Smathers (FL)/Rep. Sam Rayburn (TX) - Democratic

1965-1973: Sen. Esker Scott Anderson (OR)/Rep. Edward M. Gilley (PA) – Democratic
1964 def. Pres. Merkin Muffley (IL)/Vice Pres. Cecil H. Underwood (WV) - Republican
1968 def. Sen. Barry Goldwater (AZ)/ William E. Miller (NY) - Republican


1973-1977: Sen. Richard "Dick" Monckton (IL)/Gov. Manfred Link (VA) – Republican
1972 def. Vice Pres. Edward M. Gilley (PA)/Former Gov. Terry Sandford (NC) - Democratic
1976 def. Gov. Jerry Brown (CA)/Sen. Frank Church (ID) - Democratic


1978-1982: Vice Pres. Manfred Link (VA)*/Rep. Noah Calvin (MN) – Republican
1980 def. Gov. Cliff Finch (MS)/Sen. Edmund Muskie (ME) - Democratic

1982-1985: Sen. Douglass Dilman (MA)/Vice Pres. Noah Calvin (MN) – Republican

1985-1993: Sen. Andrew Shepherd (WI)/Sen. Joe Biden (DE) - Democratic
1984 def. Pres. Douglass Dilman (MA)/Former Sec. of Treasury John Connally (TX) - Republican
1988 def. Sen. Bob Dole (KS)/Rep. John B. Anderson (IL) - Republican


1993-2001: Gov. James Marshall (IA)/Sen. Kathryn Bennett (ME) - Republican
1992 def. Vice Pres. Joe Biden (DE)/Rep. Pat Schroeder (CO) - Democratic
1996 def. Sen. Al Gore (TN)/Former Gov. Douglas Wilder (VA) - Democratic


2001-2005: Gov. Josiah "Jed" Bartlet (NH)/Sen. John Hoynes (TX) – Democratic
2000 def. Former US Ambassador Alan Keyes (MD)/Former Sec. of Defence Donald Rumsfeld (IL) - Republican
2004 def. Gov. Robert Ritchie (FL)/Gov. Ray Sullivan (WV) - Republican


2005: Acting President Rep. Glenn Allen Walken (MS) – Republican

2005-2009: Pres. Josiah "Jed" Bartlet (NH)/Sen. Bob Russell (CO) – Democratic

2009-2013: Rep. Matt Santos (TX)/Gov. Eric Baker (PA) – Democratic
2008 def. Sen. Arnold Vinick (CA)/Rep. Jeff Haffley (WA) - Republican

2013-2017: Rep. Frank Underwood (SC)/Rep. Donald Blythe (NH) – Republican
2012 def. Pres. Matt Santos (TX)/Vice Pres. Eric Baker (PA) - Democratic

2017-2018: Pres. Frank Underwood (SC)*/Former US Ambassador to UN Claire Underwood (TX) – Republican
2016 def. Gov. Will Conway (NY)/Gen. Ted Brockhart (MA) - Democratic

2018-2021: Vice Pres. Claire Underwood (TX)/Special Advisor Mark Usher (NY) - Republican

2021-Present: Rep. Thomas J. Whitmore (TN)/Former National Security Advisor Jack Ryan (MD) - National Union
2020 def. Gov. John Keeler (MA)/Sen. Charles Logan (CA) - Republican

Points to anyone who works out what shows, films and books they were all taken from.
 
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aaa

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"Hail to the Chief": The Pop Culture History of US Presidents

1953-1961: Gov. John Mervin (CA)/Former Sec. of State William Russell (IL) – Democratic
1952 def. Former Gov. Harrold Stassen (MN)/Joseph McCarthy (WI) - Republican
1956 def. Sen. John W. Bricker (OH)/Gov. Joe Foss (SD) - Republican


1961-1965: Sen. Merkin Muffley (IL)/Former Gov. Cecil H. Underwood (WV) - Republican
1960 def. Sen. George Smathers (FL)/Rep. Sam Rayburn (TX) - Democratic

1965-1973: Sen. Esker Scott Anderson (OR)/Rep. Edward M. Gilley (PA) – Democratic
1964 def. Pres. Merkin Muffley (IL)/Vice Pres. Cecil H. Underwood (WV) - Republican
1968 def. Sen. Barry Goldwater (AZ)/ William E. Miller (NY) - Republican


1973-1977: Sen. Richard "Dick" Monckton (IL)/Gov. Manfred Link (VA) – Republican
1972 def. Vice Pres. Edward M. Gilley (PA)/Former Gov. Terry Sandford (NC) - Democratic
1976 def. Gov. Jerry Brown (CA)/Sen. Frank Church (ID) - Democratic


1978-1982: Vice Pres. Manfred Link (VA)*/Rep. Noah Calvin (MN) – Republican
1980 def. Gov. Cliff Finch (MS)/Sen. Edmund Muskie (ME) - Democratic

1982-1985: Sen. Douglass Dilman (MA)/Vice Pres. Noah Calvin (MN) – Republican

1985-1993: Sen. Andrew Shepherd (WI)/Sen. Joe Biden (DE) - Democratic
1984 def. Pres. Douglass Dilman (MA)/Former Sec. of Treasury John Connally (TX) - Republican
1988 def. Sen. Bob Dole (KS)/Rep. John B. Anderson (IL) - Republican


1993-2001: Gov. James Marshall (IA)/Sen. Kathryn Bennett (ME) - Republican
1992 def. Vice Pres. Joe Biden (DE)/Rep. Pat Schroeder (CO) - Democratic
1996 def. Sen. Al Gore (TN)/Former Gov. Douglas Wilder (VA) - Democratic


2001-2005: Gov. Josiah "Jed" Bartlet (NH)/Sen. John Hoynes (TX) – Democratic
2000 def. Former US Ambassador Alan Keyes (MD)/Former Sec. of Defence Donald Rumsfeld (IL) - Republican
2004 def. Gov. Robert Ritchie (FL)/Gov. Ray Sullivan (WV) - Republican


2005: Acting President Rep. Glenn Allen Walken (MS) – Republican

2005-2009: Pres. Josiah "Jed" Bartlet (NH)/Sen. Bob Russell (CO) – Democratic

2009-2013: Rep. Matt Santos (TX)/Gov. Eric Baker (PA) – Democratic
2008 def. Sen. Arnold Vinick (CA)/Rep. Jeff Haffley (WA) - Republican

2013-2017: Rep. Frank Underwood (SC)/Rep. Donald Blythe (NH) – Republican
2012 def. Pres. Matt Santos (TX)/Vice Pres. Eric Baker (PA) - Democratic

2017-2018: Pres. Frank Underwood (SC)*/Former US Ambassador to UN Claire Underwood (TX) – Republican
2016 def. Gov. Will Conway (NY)/Gen. Ted Brockhart (MA) - Democratic

2018-2021: Vice Pres. Claire Underwood (TX)/Special Advisor Mark Usher (NY) - Republican

2021-Present: Rep. Thomas J. Whitmore (TN)/Former National Security Advisor Jack Ryan (MD) - National Union
2020 def. Gov. John Keeler (MA)/Sen. Charles Logan (CA) - Republican

Points to anyone who works out what shows, films and books they were all taken from.
The Underwoods were Democrats and Conway/Brockhart were GOP.
 

Blackentheborg

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General Secretaries of the Pan-African Democratic Assembly
1961-1962: Modibo Keïta (Independent)

Chairpeople of the Union of Pan-African Socialist Nations
1962-1965: Kwame Nkrumah (Lumumba clique)
1965-1971: Julius Nyerere (Ujamaa clique)
1971-1974: Justin Marie Bomboko (Lumumba clique)
1974-1976: Abu-Bakr Yunis Jabr (Jamahiriya clique)
1976-1983: Mu'ammar al-Qadhdhāfī (Jamahiriya clique)
1983-????: Captain Thomas Sankara (military)
 

Time Enough

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The Sum Total

1945-1953: Herbert Morrison (Labour)
1945 (Majority) def: Winston Churchill (Conservative), Archibald Sinclair (Liberal), Ernest Brown (Liberal National)
1950 (Majority) def: Winston Churchill (Conservative & National), Edgar Granville (Liberal), Ernest Millington (Commonwealth)

1953-1955: John Strachey (Labour)
1955-1957: Anthony Eden (Conservative)†

1955 (Majority) def: John Strachey (Labour), Edgar Granville (Liberal), Sir Richard Acland (Action)
1957-1963: Gwilym Lloyd George (Conservative)
1959 (Majority) def: Douglas Jay (Labour), Jo Grimond (Liberal), Fred Copeman (Action)
1963-1964: Reginald Maudling (Conservative)
1964-1966: Douglas Jay (Labour)

1964 (Majority) def: Reginald Maudling (Conservative), Jo Grimond (Liberal)
1966-: T.Dan Smith (Labour)
1967 (Majority) def: John Profumo (Conservative), Eric Lubbock (Liberal)

Attlee on Election Day is couped by Morrison before he can reach the King to kiss hands. So sets into place the long Morrison Years. Morrison fills with his cabinet with Yes Men and keeps a firm grip at all times, constantly keeping an eye on his Chancellor Manny Shillwell to ensure Britain’s rejuvenation Post-War doesn’t break the bank as it were.

The Morrison Years initially allow a revival for the flagging CommonWealth Party, with Sir Richard Acland going on to bigger and better things of being an awkward Christian Socialist Labour Backbencher and leaving a disgruntled Tom Wintringham to try and lash out a competent and coherent party with the support of Ernest Millington. The Winter of 1947 nearly causes a crisis in the Morrison Government, and the Conservative’s and CommonWealth begin to edge upwards in the polls.

Morrison’s reaction is ruthless, strikes against Government are broken by police and the army, miners are forced to work longer and harsher shifts and money is pumped into the industries to ensure rejuvenation. The measures are austere but Britain bounces back, and not long after American Aid from the Marshall Plan floods into the roughed up nation. Morrison uses the money to pay for big flashy campaign drivers as the time for election nears much to the annoyance of the Labour Left.

Hopes of the CommonWealth causing pain for Labour still seem likely as several Labour MPs defect to CommonWealth, but the party machinery by 1949 has atrophied and Tom Wintringham’s death dashes any hopes of CommonWealth making an impact. Morrison’s Campaign is big, flashy and very much a show of force for the Labour Propaganda department, despite a combined force of Conservative and National Parties and a good grassroots campaign from the Liberals, Labour wins another substantial majority as CommonWealth is ground into dust.

Morrison deals with the Korean War, Strikes and Unrest in the Colonies in a firm Morrison fashion but the stress of governance slowly takes a toll on him as he becomes more erratic and paranoid as his cabinet of Yes Men is slowly replaced by a younger, more hungry generation. The toll of the 1952 Smog Crisis and the bungled attempt to deal with it makes Morrison both incredibly unpopular and personally wounded due to the crisis happening in his home territory of London.

Then in January 1953, events that would lead to Morrison’s ousting were set in motion by a Junior Minister called Bill Field being caught "importuning for immoral purposes" in a men’s toilet in London. Attempts to brush it under the carpet are ruined by a combination of Field trying to argue his case in court causing a media flurry (particularly once it’s found out he lied about his job to the policeman) and Morrison using the scandal to try and paint raising star, Minister for Fuel and Power, Hugh Gaitskell as in league with a closeted homosexual and possibly being one himself.

Morrison’s attempt at a lavender scare backfires, as Gaitskell threatens to sue Morrison with libel and John Maude’s defence of Bill Field gets him not guilty, with a slightly tarnished reputation retiring not long after. It’s decided that Morrison was tainted goods and he would be ousted after the Paddington North By-Election following Field’s resignation leads to a Independent Richard Acland victory on a Christian Socialist platform.

John Strachey is a figure who becomes leader because Bevan scared most of the PLP and folks like Evan Durbin were seen as too young and wonky. Strachey’s platform is a continuation of many of the same policies and ideals of Morrisonism, though with a look towards adapting the views of the Fabians and reaching a consensus within the cabinet unlike Morrison’s dictatorship.

But Strachey isn’t as charismatic and is dealing with a tainted, corruption filled government as Morrison’s Local Government policies allow many Labour Councils to build there own fiefdoms. The Popkess affair in which a Labour Council and Government tried to cover up supposed East German supported Corruption in the City of Nottingham was a particular example of perceived Labour Corruption run rampant and Labour’s plummets in the public perspective.

Strachey‘s loss is compounded by the appearance of Richard Acland’s Action Party, a group of Christian Socialists and Moralistic Pacifist Preachers who believe that Labour has failed it’s brief to bring about a New Jerusalem. Whilst Acland’s party would only end up gaining 7 seats in the 1955 election, the vote splitting and tone of the Action Party cause problems for Labour and even the Liberals who grumble down from the awkward hovering of around 15 seats to 6.

Anthony Eden comes into power leading a new and revitalised Conservative party, happy to adopt the popular policies of the Morrison Government and bring in his own beliefs like increased house building and increased worker ownership of Nationalised industries. Eden even pulls back from Morrison’s numerous Colonial escapades, more due to budget balancing than any particular strong belief in decolonisation. But Eden is burden with a bad sense of health that means that he’s unable to complete his tasks he sets out.

A botched surgery leads to Eden dying a horribly painful death and the nation mourns it’s popular and charismatic Prime Minister. Discussions of a successor lead to a fight between the Bland Chancellor Rab Butler and the Tory Right choice of Gwyilm Lloyd-George who’s Anti-Corruption Campaign as Home Secretary leads to him being a popular candidate. Lloyd-George gets support from the Magic Circle and so, the former Liberal becomes a Conservative Prime Minister.

But Lloyd-George quickly turns out to be shackled to a machine that he hasn’t much control over. He spends much of the 1957-1961 period continuing the policies of Eden due to there popularity and mainly being a figurehead of firm action against crime that occurs in Britain. In particular Lloyd-George leads the crackdown on the inner cities following a series of race riots in 1959, though recommendations in a report to help divert funding to poverty stricken neighbourhoods are carefully shuffled aside towards a more blunter and draconian response of increased policing.

Lloyd-George slowly cultivates a cabal within his cabinet of believers in more Liberal economics and Socially Conservative ideas and in 1961 performs a reshuffle that makes Thomas Dugdale, Home Secretary, John Profumo, Foreign Secretary and Peter Thorneycroft, Chancellor of the Exchequer. The “Caernarfon’s Cabal’s” attempt to slowly redirect the Conservative party away from the Edenite policies are scuppered by a combination of Thorneycroft’s reaction to an overheating economy is to slash wages and impose austerity measures which causes the party to become rapidly unpopular and Dugdale’s attempts to reform the Civil Service leading an all out strike at one point much to his embarrassment.

A series of Liberal By-Election victory’s and a decreasing popularity of the Conservative’s lead to the knives sharpening against Lloyd-George. Brought down by a bout of ill health due to stress, Lloyd-George resigns and Reginald Maudling takes the Conservative Party back towards the ideals of Eden.

Maudling turns out to be a poor choice on the campaign trial against Labour, as he fumbled at campaign events and gave dull speeches to unenthused crowds the joke of the 1964 election was ‘Battle of The Bores’ as Douglas Jay, whilst more energetic than Maudling still didn’t electrify Britain with his vision of 1950s Fabian Socialism. Jay would get in with a slim majority of 5 and it quickly became apparent as the Conservative Party changed to the leadership of John Profumo that getting legislation past would be difficult.

Jay’s brief Premiership was beset with a combination of crisis due to a slow economic recovery and series of disturbances across the world as Jay tried to keep Britain relevant East of Suez to a bloody cost. Additionally Jay would make enemies within his own party through a pursuit centralising political power to Westminster which angered the Labour Councils who had enjoyed powers and luxuries granted by the Morrison Government and through supporting American intervention against Communism. This coalition of Morrisonites and Labour Left would be harnessed by T.Dan Smith during the 1966 Labour Party Conference.

The former Newcastle Council Leader who portrayed himself as a man of good clean morals when he got into Westminster, is quick on the take. The period of 66-67 is one of determination to ensure his own legacy, as Durbin’s economic solutions start to pay off and Smith’s plans for renewed house building schemes become rather popular with the British Public.

The snap election of 1967 sees the the charismatic Prime Minister easily runs rings around the privileged and awkward Profumo. Smith wins himself a majority of around 90 seats, a firm mandate to push his own ideals. British troops are withdrawn from Asia, money on defence is reduced to help fund Smith’s model cities up and down the country.

It’s now 1970, Smith is still fairly popular and the economy has finally stabilised after Durbin devalued the pound in 1967 after the election to help with exports. But cracks are beginning to emerge, in the hot Summer of 1969, protests and riots lead by groups ranging from Militant Young Leftists angry at the system to Neo-Nazi’s angry at increased immigration battled in the cities across the country. Industries are seeing decline and Smith has partnered up with a young businessman called Jim Slater to help nationalise both declining and not declining industries and positioning them to be able to make a profit. Smith’s citywide rejuvenation schemes often come at the cost of ripping up communities and displacing them.

Across the U.K., the Communist Party, which has existed as a perpetual annoyance in British Politics with it’s two MPs and hundred or more councillors are seeing opportunities to expand and take in these new rebellious Leftists. Meanwhile the New Left within the Labour Party is battling to make themselves a viable force against the corrupt Machine politics that dominates the City’s.

These forces unite strangely in Nottingham, a combination of Communist Councillors and New Left Activists see an opportunity when a plan to create to ‘revive’ St Ann’s angers the local residents and supporting activists who see it as destroying a community without fixing the problems in the area. This force decide to pick a mouthpiece in the form of a charismatic Writer, Documentarian, TV Presenter and fighter of the Everyman, Ray Gosling, a figure who has been campaigning with St Ann’s residents for several years now.

An opportunity appears for Ray to go beyond just campaigning, when the local MP Jack Dunnett resigns to take up full time Football Chairmanship role, the forces of change in the city decide that now is there time to put there ideas in practice.

But there are many who would rather not see the 54’ Group get there way...
 

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HENDERSON - Former President Harry Reid, who had been suffering from pancreatic cancer for several years, died Tuesday at his home in Henderson, Nevada. He was 82.

Reid has often been referred to as the father of the modern Democratic Party. In his hardscrabble youth in isolated Searchlight, an embroidered pillowcase with the face of Franklin Roosevelt was one of his home's few adornments; as President, he worked to modernize the party, bringing together labor unions, youth organizations, and traditional party institutions into the "Reid Machine", which helped ensure that the Democratic Party would hold unified control of the Presidency and Congress for fifteen years after his service, compared to only four for the Republicans.

As President of the United States, elected in 1988 in the wake of the Iran-Contra scandal, Reid presided over the fall of the Soviet Union. Though some have criticized his full-throated and aggressive support for "peaceful" nationalist and liberal movements as counterproductive, his work with Secretary of State Philip Habib and General Secretary Gorbachev to negotiate the Athens Principles and formation of the Union of Sovereign States won him, Gorbachev, and Prime Minister Andreas Papandreou the Nobel Peace Prize in 1992. Additionally, he presided over the Second Korean Crisis, lending his support both to the Olympic Revolution and to the Korean Sole Authority policy. Statues of Reid stand in, among other places, Moscow, Kyiv, Seoul, and Pyongyang.

At home, he helped create the Federal Insurance Program, expanded into Universal Medicare in 2007, and reformed labor law to protect farmworkers' right to organize and establish "card check" systems for organizing unions. He also helped to create the modern transnet by pushing for the Gore Act and signing it into law, establishing the National Telecommunications Authority to standardize systems and fund both research and physical infrastructure, and massively expanded protected lands. However, he also pressed for the 1989 Omnibus Crime Prevention Act, the 1991 Illegal Immigration Reform and Enforcement Act, and the 1992 Defense of Marriage Act, all of which Reid would later say he regretted; ironically, many of the more stringent provisions thereof were repealed by progressive Congressional majorities made possible by the "Reid Machine".

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Landra Gould, and five children, including sitting Vice President Rory Reid.
 
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HENDERSON - Former President Harry Reid, who had been suffering from pancreatic cancer for several years, died Tuesday at his home in Henderson, Nevada. He was 82.
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