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Tibby's Graphics and Grab-Bag Thread.

In the Court of the Crimson King

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Monarchs of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (1921-1947)
George V (Windsor) 1921-1931
Edward VIII (Windsor) 1931-1947


Monarchs of the People's Commonwealth of Nations (1947-)
[also styled as "Presidents"]
Edward VIII (Windsor) 1947-

Prime Ministers of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (1921-1947)
David Lloyd George (Coalition Liberal) 1921-1922
Andrew Bonar Law (Conservative) 1922-1923
1922 (min.): def. J. R. Clynes (Labour), David Lloyd George (National Liberal), H. H. Asquith (Liberal), Albert Inkpin (Communist)
Austen Chamberlain (Conservative) 1923-1924
Philip Snowden (Labour) 1924-1929
1924 (min.): def. Stanley Baldwin (Conservative), David Lloyd George (Liberal), Albert Inkpin (Communist)
Austen Chamberlain (Conservative) 1929-1931
1929 (maj.): def. Philip Snowden (Labour), David Lloyd George (Liberal), Albert Inkpin (Communist)
Philip Snowden (Labour) 1931-1933
1931 (maj.): def. Austen Chamberlain (Conservative), Herbert Samuel (Liberal), Harry Pollitt (Communist)
Stafford Cripps (Labour-led "Popular Front") 1933-1947
1937 (coal.): def. Winston Churchill (Constitutionalist), Archibald Sinclair (Liberal), Harry Pollitt (Communist)

Premiers of the People's Commonwealth of Nations (1947-)
Stafford Cripps (Labour-led "Popular Front") 1947-1949
1947 (coal.): def. Oswald Mosley (New Democratic), Megan Lloyd George (Liberal), Harry Pollitt (Communist)
Guy Burgess (Communist-led "Popular Front") 1949-

Edward VIII will be forever known as the "Red King", the one who brought his unique brand of autocratic 'socialism' to Britain, strangling its democracy in favour of a 'guided' model based around what he thought was right for Britain and the Empire. In another world, he could have subverted it in favour of a form of fascism. For want of an unplanned trip to Moscow in the early 20s, he could have.

But what's done is done. As Stafford Cripps resigns due to collapsing health and a realisation that he's now powerless, the King appoints his friend of several years to be Premier, overriding Parliament in the process. Many say that Guy Burgess has little skill in actually governing and has a deep problem with alcohol. He is a triple-puppet to everyone but himself. The King's choice, the increasingly-powerful CPGB's choice, and Moscow's favoured.

As America marshals the forces of capitalism and democracy with the support of the Canadian Regency, the rest of the Empire increasingly come under 'Red' London's thumb. Australia and New Zealand has already been secured, Africa is a powder-keg ready to explode and India...

Subhas Chandra Bose continues to fight on, and has accepted American funding, leading to the expulsion of the American diplomat from London. India, the jewel of the Empire, will be under Britain's thumb once more if Edward VIII has anything to say about it. Moscow however, has been much more uncertain and has leaned into their 'man in London' the Premier to seek a negotiated transition to a "people's government".

In the court of the Crimson King, swirling factions pull and push, but one thing is clear. Edward VIII rules absolute. Just as he wanted.
 

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The British tend to use a fair lot of calendars. As of 21 March 2041, it is...

In the predominant calendar, even in Muslim Britain, the 21st day of March in (the year of our Lord) 2041 (Common Era). They use the later.
In the technically more "correct" calendar, it is the 18th day of Rabi' al-Awwad in the year of the Hijra 1463.
In the Roman calendar, which is used in some legal contexts, it is the 8th day of March in the 2794th year from the founding of the City (AUC).
In the regal year, which is applicable for court law, it is the 15th day in the 11th month of the fourteenth Constantian era.

And of course, to keep up with the Iohanneses, it is the 8th day of March in the 7550th year after Creation.

And just because I'm me, it would be Setting Orange, Discord 7th, in the year of our Lady of Discord 3207.

And there are some who measure it in far shorter terms. They say we are in the 18th day of the 10th month of the Year of the Author 2... ;)
 
Long Live Examplia!: An 'Interactive Game'.

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Long Live Examplia!
An 'Interactive Game'.

It is the year 1803. We have finally broke free of the United Empire of Tyrannia after a glorious revolution in which every proud Examplian fought! Now as we assemble to create our National Assembly and choose our first ever President, the nation awaits with bated breath. Who will they be?

After a hard-fought election, the next President is...

A) A wide-eyed idealist from the One Party. Firmly conservative, he nevertheless has grand dreams for Examplia that electrified people on the trail.
B) A hard-nosed revolutionary general from the Two Party. Somewhat of a reformer, he will nevertheless prioritise national security above all.

Vote!

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Welcome to Long Live Examplia!, my silly attempt at creating a sort of 'SG, but the GM does all the hard work' idea. The premise is that I write up the agendas, and write up all the turns. You however, choose the leaders [such as in the above election. Please vote for that], sometimes can vote in events and have points to spend!

That's right! In this game, instead of doing RP, you already have points! Woah! You start off with 10 points to spend. However, there is no way you can get points outside of just simply time. At the present rate, you get 5 points every 4 turns. So spend wisely, for your points are finite!

What do the points do?

Well, every 1 point can be spent on a +5 boost [or a -5 malus!]. It can go up to a +20 bonus/-20 malus which is the cap. If people spend points countering other people's spent points, both will be considered spent. So be very very careful about where your points go!

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Examplia is currently in a two-party system.

The One Party is the party of the big farming elite and the Purple Church's clergy [which holds sway over a lot of really devout people].
The Two Party is the party of the merchant trader class with some reforming ideas. They hold a lot of power over the undeveloped economy.
 
EG/SG Characters Database (A-F)

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Faceclaim: Nathaniel Dance-Holland
Character: Alexander Justin 'Austin' Blanchet (later 1st Baron Wilmington) [son of J. Blanchet]
Game: Power to the Many (by Major Crimson, Gonzo and Rankein) - ACTIVE
Location:
Delaware, British North America (later Delaware, Dominion of Anglia)
Time: Lived 1731-????, Played 1774-????
Ideology: American loyalism, paternalistic conservatism, pro-slavery, pro-"loyal" Native, very condescending proto-feminism.
Personality: Devout to a fault, quite erratic, but likes to think he is a 'man of his word'. Bitter rivalry with his brother.


Faceclaim: George Clymer
Character: Justin Joseph Blanchet
Game: Let Sleeping Dogs Lie (by TheReformer and Gonzo) - DEAD
Location:
London, England, Kingdom of Great Britain
Time: Lived 1693-???? [-1780 in PttM], Played 1746-1747
Ideology: High Toryism, Absolutism, Francophilia. Especially Francophilia.
Personality: Idealistic, lofty thoughts, often can be quite naive at times.


Faceclaim: Helen Gladstone
Character: Euphemia River Bloom
Game: Hard Graft (by Charcolt) - DEAD
Location:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Time: Lived 1801-????, Played 1844-1865 [sparingly]
Ideology: New Religious Movement, feminism, abolitionism, very very proto-New Age shit.
Personality: Deeply insecure, secretly dislikes what she sees as her 'purpose', but believes that if she fails at converting humanity the world dies.


Faceclaim: Margaret Bondfield
Character: Raminta Buinickaitė
Game: Fresh from the Forge of Nations (by Augenis) - COMPLETED
Location:
Republic of Lithuania
Time: Lived 1900-1939, Played 1938-1939
Ideology: Very firm pro-Soviet Stalinist communism, but with some nationalist streaks.
Personality: Defiant to the end, stubborn as heck, will [and did] die for her beliefs.


Faceclaim: Robin Wright as Claire Underwood
Character: Valérie Bonnay de Casa
Game:
A dictatorship would be a lot easier! (by TransUral) - ACTIVE
Location:
Republic of Potosi [ATL Bolivia]
Time: Lived 1954-????, Played [tbd]
Ideology: Developmentalism, and willing to be pro-indigenous and pro-trade union if it gets her support. However, very realpolitik.
Personality: Stylish, fashion-conscious, deeply calculating. From a young age, she was made to expect she would be President of Potosi.

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Faceclaim: Unknown model
Character: Juliana Maria Pia Luna "Julia" Casanova
Game: Winter in America (by TransUral) - COMPLETED
Location:
New York State, United States of America
Time: Lived 1943-1982, Played 1972-1974 [with sunset rolls]
Ideology:
- Pre-1973 Casanova: Radical feminism, SCUM Society, actively hates all men, wishes to discover brain surgery to 'convert' men into women.
- Post-1973 Casanova: Right-libertarianism, "Feminist capitalism", 'mainstream' as much as possible. At first fake, but she ends up actually believing it.
Personality:
- Pre-1973 Casanova: Deeply weird, insular, hates socialising, plays a lot with her knives and wants to practise on 'human subjects'.
- Post-1973 Casanova: A personality in collapse, mind actively against itself, increasingly forgetting her radical past. More sociable, surprisingly.

Faceclaim: None
Character: Apikalia Kalākaua "Pika" Connors [based on a character for a RP I did long ago]
Game:
International Society of Explorers and Adventurers (by EdMarCarSe) - DEAD
Location:
London, England, United Kingdom
Time: Lived 1884-????, Played 1902-1904
Ideology: Not much of one. Generally pro-British, given she was brought up a Brit? Didn't really develop her much...
Personality: Creative, inventive, curious. Deeply curious.

Faceclaim: None (I tried, but...) [if I was to play this version again, I would go with a Wednesday Addams picture, I guess]
Character: Viktoria Terentiyovna "Vika" Mikhailova
Game: Plowing the Sea (by killertahu22) - DEAD
Location:
Russian Republic [later Russian Empire]
Time: Lived 1894-????, Played 1908-1910.
Ideology: An eclectic and incoherent mixture of fervently religious monarchism and Bolshevik-influenced communism.
Personality: A revolutionary zealot who sees no compromise possible if it diverges from her ideas, but ultimately will put Russia first.

Faceclaim: None (I once floated a picture, but it didn't stick) [see my disclaimer on Vika (1), it applies here too]
Character: Viktoria Mikhailova "Vika" Connors
Game: International Society of Explorers and Adventurers (by EdMarCarSe) - DEAD
Location:
London, England, United Kingdom
Time: Lived 1890-????, Played 1902-1904
Ideology: Not much of one. Devoutly religious to a fault, stubborn and headstrong, somewhat of a 'tomboy' by Victorian/Edwardian standards.
Personality: Devoutly religious to a fault, stubborn and headstrong, somewhat of a 'tomboy' by Victorian/Edwardian standards.


Faceclaim: Ethel Mannin
Character: Viktoria Terentiyovna Mikhailova
Game:
Darkness at Noon (by Kerguelen) - ACTIVE
Location:
Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
Time: Lived ????-????, Played [tbd] - it's a succession game, idk yet.
Ideology: Quite religious, very socialist [left-communist, I would say].
Personality: Intense, very intense, often a quiet thinker but one that is a firm ideologue.


Faceclaim: Frances Clayton as 'Jack Williams'
Character: Harry Jackson Crane III
Game: Hard Graft (by Charcolt) - DEAD
Location:
United States of America
Time: Lived 1802-1884, Played 1852-1865.
Ideology: A 'Jacksonian' take on utopian socialism, a somewhat deluded 'liberal interventionism', die-hard abolitionism.
Personality: Less of a man, more of a destructive force, he is a hard, hard taskmaster who regularly gives hell to his friends and enemies.


Faceclaim: Tony Benn
Character: Artemis Madison Fowl
Game: The Crossroads of Destiny (by Heliogabalus) [this one goes to the fourth and final thread] - COMPLETE
Location:
United States of America
Time: Lived 1921-1987, Played 1960-1984.
Ideology: Started off as an anti-populist conservative but shifted to the left to 'green' centrism due to the nuclear exchange.
Personality: Insufferable as fuck, thinks he's always right, looks down on everyone else, quite charismatic nevertheless.


Faceclaim: Edith Summerskill
Character: Astrid Maria Lisette Frost
Game: Auferstanden aus Ruinen (by Communard and UniquelyEqual) - ONGOING
Location:
Free State of Bavaria, Federal Republic of Germany
Time: Lived 1923-????, Played 1949-????
Ideology: 'Social Christianity', environmentalism, Christian feminism, pro-'caring' government, 'Bavarianism'.
Personality: Prickly, more at home in bureaucracy, dislikes being ordered around.
 
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The Moose, the League and the Tragic Realignment

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This is gonna displease a lot of people...

1920
The Moose, the League and the Tragic Realignment

Republican-Progressive: President Theodore Roosevelt (R-NY)/Secretary of Labor Eugene N. Foss (P-MA): 335 EV, 52.9%
Democratic: Senator Thomas J. Walsh (MT)/Governor Francis Burton Harrison (NY): 196 EV, 45.9%


After a shock victory in 1912, the heady days of the Progressive Party ended up sour as the domineering Roosevelt quickly moved to hijack the weakened Republicans and forcibly align the Progressives with them, creating the 'Republican-Progressive' alliance. Accentuating this shift from the 'left' was his attempt in the 1912 election to emphasise more conservative views on race to win over Southern voters [1]. This was bolstered by support from many dissenting Georgia Democrats fuelling the 'White League' such as the 'grand old lady of Georgian politics' Rebecca Latimer Fulton, all which spurned the 1912 campaign of Thomas Marshall out of a distrust for the 'comedic Hoosier' who somehow got nominated. While Roosevelt won the election, his performance in the South was not enough to win any states.

In his second presidency, he skewed closer to his party's perceived 'Southern electorate' while rolling out his ambitious reforms elsewhere, sure that the Republican-Progressives could break through if they shunned the 'failed coalition' of the old in favour of a 'lily-white' one based around the idea of a white-led Progressive Party that could gradually re-enfranchise African-Americans. By the 1914 election, this ossified into a southern branch that rejected re-enfranchisement in the belief that it would drag the Republican-Progressives there off back to 'impotence'.

One thing that made tensions within the Republican-Progressive alliance worse was America's involvement in the Great War. Roosevelt was eager to get America involved, and despite Congress voting down a declaration of war Roosevelt openly supported the Allies in any policy he could, while ramping up preparation, and the 1916 election promised to be a tense one. The Democrats ended up nominating Senator John Burke of North Dakota, who ran on cautious isolationism, on continuing progressive reform and on his honest reputation. 'Honest John' was someone you could trust! Roosevelt ran on his record while attacking Burke as naive. Meanwhile the 'White League', by this time much grown due to support from the wider Progressive Party eager to expand their base, began to muscle out local Democrats and relied excessively on pointing out John Burke's Irish Catholic ancestry to drive Southern voters into the arms of the Southern Progressives and the 'White League'.

But of course what sealed it in the end was the Zimmermann Telegram. When Roosevelt brandished a copy and shouted loud that Germany was conspiring behind America's back, Democratic hopes of an upset was obliterated. The Upper South fell in the Roosevelt landslide and states like Georgia and Alabama came disturbingly close to falling. The Democrats retreated to lick their wounds, but the League was close behind with knives.

The declaration of war came shortly after and America intervened in the war, sure of a quick victory. It was to turn out nothing of the sort. A long slog, more and more people dead, and more and more Progressives grew sick of Roosevelt. Especially Robert La Follette, who was a firm isolationist, declaring America's intervention to be a mistake. As the war continued, the splits grew more and more obvious up until the Wisconsin Progressive Party, and the more western aspects, grew to be more distant from the 'Republican-Progressives'. Former Vice-President Hiram Johnson, now elected Senator from California, spoke bitterly of his vice-presidency and joined La Follette in opposition.

The neverending war entered 1918 with the nation at knife-edge. The long-promised reforms of 1912 seemed far away and unions grew more radical. Eugene Debs' Socialist Party would reckon at 8 seats in the House after the midterms which led to a controversial coalition between them and the Democrats under Henry Rainey which led to Roosevelt declaring it a second corrupt bargain to exclude the Republican-Progressives from power. In 1919, the war finally ended with a million boys gone, and with the nation so exhausted and bitter, with the rise of the Spartacists in Germany, Roosevelt declared that 'Spartacism must be crushed at once' and pushed for a second invasion of Germany.

This was the spark for the 1919 general strike, fuelled by a crippling war exhaustion and the greater influence of the Socialist Party on American political discourse. Roosevelt's Labor Secretary Eugene Foss immediately moved to send in the strike breakers, leading to riots and protests spreading all over the Midwest. In the end, the Red Scare worked. The Socialist Party was associated with Spartacism and the unions were broken once and for all. Still, the last words of Eugene Debs before he was killed echoed - 'You may kill a man, but you cannot kill an idea'.

Meanwhile in the south, the coalition of Democrats with Socialists drove further people into the 'White League' and led them to have greater influence on the Republican-Progressives, and Roosevelt was consistently presented as the last bastion of order against the red menace. Racist rhetoric of blacks being associated with Spartacism were floated around as well. Roosevelt's turn to more firm exclusionary rhetoric, including a declaration that 'loyalty to America, not to any other nation or idea, must be paramount in all Americans', fuelled them as well.

And we finally get to 1920. With Roosevelt declaring that he will run for a third consecutive term to ensure America remains free, bolstering it with his usual bombastic rhetoric, the Democrats stunned by the backlash from the coalition jumped back to seize on this with an unbeatable slogan - "Washington Wouldn't, Grant Couldn't and Roosevelt Shouldn't!". Helping them was the final splintering of the western Progressives with the greater whole, with Robert La Follette running against Roosevelt in the Progressive primary and losing decisively.

The man who the Democrats chose, Senator Thomas J. Walsh, was an Irish Catholic, but notably one who was a distinctive break from 'Catholic politics', supporting the war against Germany and endorsing the idea of Prohibition which disarmed it as a partisan issue much to some Rep-Progs' displeasure. He was a man widely popular in western circles even with western Progressives and his selection of a more moderate running mate appeased the people who worried he was too close with the 'left' so to speak.

Still, he was Catholic. And a South that had eight years of White League propaganda, fuelled by the backlash to the general strike, turned against him decisively. He was the first Democrat to not win any of the south, but German-Americans and western Progressives rallied behind him in opposition to Roosevelt, including by then again Governor of Wisconsin Robert La Follette who made the official Progressive candidate in his state the Democratic one in protest at Roosevelt's growing authoritarianism and anti-labor sentiment.

Still, the outcome was clear. To the chants of "Washington Wouldn't, Grant Couldn't, Roosevelt Shouldn't!" the voters went "Roosevelt or Chaos!".

The triumphant President would die in 1922 suddenly, after one and a half years of increasing discontent and economic woe as a result of the war. His successor, now-President Eugene Foss, would see his term be ended by a Democratic landslide bringing Edwin Meredith and a new Democratic Party in charge after 32 years in the wilderness. The cultural memory of Roosevelt would sink in as a loud "man's man", tough and hard-handed, a tough man for 'tough times'. Even to this day, the Republican-Progressives and the 'Southern League' [rebranded in the 70s] hold Roosevelt Diners and the man is a popular symbol of the American nationalistic right-wing. On Typpit, t/bullmoose often makes memes about 'cracking spartacist heads'.

[1] In 1912 he and the Progressive leadership prioritised a 'lily-white' southern Progressive Party, expelling southern African-American delegates and declaring that the blacks was the cause of the southern Republican Party becoming impotent. This is expanded upon here into a wider scenario.
 
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Viceroys of the Dominion of Canada (1867-present) [granted to the heirs of Prince Alfred, Victoria's second son]
Alfred I (Saxe-Coburg-Gotha) 1867-1900 [also Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha 1893]
Mary I (Saxe-Coburg-Gotha/Windsor) 1900-1938 [also Queen Consort of Romania]
Charles I (Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen) 1938-1953 [also King of Romania 1930-1940]
- disputed between Charles Lambrino and Michael until Parliament resolved - 1953-1954 -
Charles II (Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen) 1953-2000
Paul I Philip (Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen) 2000-present


Viceroys of the Commonwealth of Australia (1900-present)
[granted to the heirs of Prince Arthur, Victoria's third son]
Arthur I (Saxe-Coburg-Gotha/Windsor) 1900-1942
Alistair I (Windsor) 1942-1943

Edmund I (Bernadotte) 1943-1947
[also known as Gustaf Adolf of Sweden]
Charles I (Bernadotte) 1947-present [also Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden]

Viceroys of the Dominion of New Zealand (1907-present) [granted to the heirs of Louise, Princess Royal, Edward VII's second living child]
Louise I (Saxe-Coburg-Gotha/Windsor) 1907-1931
Alexandra (Duff) 1931-1959
James I (Carnegie) 1959-2015
David I (Carnegie) 2015-present


Viceroys of the Dominion of Newfoundland (1907-1949)
[granted to the heirs of Princess Victoria, Edward VII's second daughter]
Victoria I (Saxe-Coburg-Gotha/Windsor) 1907-1935
Maud I (Windsor) 1935-1938
[also Queen consort of Norway]
Alexander I (Glucksburg) 1938-1949

Viceroys of the Province of Newfoundland (1949-present) [as above, legal exception was granted after union with Canada]
Alexander I (Glucksburg) 1949-1991 [also King of Norway as Olav V 1957-1991]
Harold I (Glucksburg) 1991-present [also King of Norway as Harald V]

Viceroys of the Union of South Africa (1910-1936) (first creation) [granted to the heirs of George, George V's second son]
George I (Windsor) 1910-1936

Viceroys of the Union of South Africa (1936-1963) (second creation) [granted to the heirs of George, George VI's youngest brother]
George II (Windsor) 1936-1942
Edward I (Windsor) 1942-1963

- South Africa declares a republic -

Viceroys of Ireland (1922-1949) [granted to the heirs of Prince Henry, George V's third son]
Henry I (Windsor) 1922-1949
- Ireland declares a republic -

Viceroys of Northern Ireland (1949-present) [granted to the heirs of Prince Henry, George VI's eldest surviving brother. Still part of UK]
Henry I (Windsor) 1949-1974
Richard I (Windsor) 1974-present


Viceroys of Scotland (1999-present)
[granted to the heirs of Prince Andrew, Elizabeth II's second son. Still part of UK.]
Andrew I (Windsor) 1999-2020 [abdicated over ties to Epstein]
Beatrice I (Windsor) 2020-present

Princes of Wales (1999-present) [legally a continuation of the pre-devolution Princes, but recreated as a 'viceroy'. Still part of UK.]
Charles I (Windsor) 1999-present
 
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The triumphant President would die in 1922 suddenly, after one and a half years of increasing discontent and economic woe as a result of the war. His successor, now-President Eugene Foss, would see his term be ended by a Democratic landslide bringing Edwin Meredith and a new Democratic Party in charge after 32 years in the wilderness. The cultural memory of Roosevelt would sink in as a loud "man's man", tough and hard-handed, a tough man for 'tough times'. Even to this day, the Republican-Progressives and the 'Southern League' [rebranded in the 70s] hold Roosevelt Diners and the man is a popular symbol of the American nationalistic right-wing. On Typpit, t/bullmoose often makes memes about 'cracking spartacist heads'.
this is something that would 10,000% happen
 

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FACT SHEET - PRINCIPALITY OF MEDIA CALIFORNIA
Country NamePrincipality of Media California (English)
Principado de Media California (Spanish)
中加利福尼亞公國 (Cantonese[?])
DemonymMedia Californian
Californian (informal, proscribed)
Official LanguageSpanish
English, Cantonese (recognised minority languages)
GovernmentFederal parliamentary constitutional monarchy
Head of StatePrincess: Erica I de Bourbon-Los Angeles since 2039
Head of GovernmentPrime Minister: José María "Pepito" Losa Paredes (PdM) since 2036
Government StatusGrand Court: Tomorrow-Our Moment!-Forward coalition
Independence17 March 1867 (Treaty of Mexico City)
23 August 1914 (Californian Confederation)
ReligionSecular
Irreligious plurality
(Traditionally Roman Catholicism)
CurrencyCalifornian dollar
Universal Credit (legal tender)
International AlignmentCalifornian Union
Crisis LevelLow
Official Government Websitedigi.safe//gobierno.mdc (Spanish)
digi.safe//zingfu.mdc (Cantonese)
digi.safe//government.mdc (English)
Fun fact!: The Principality is known for its strong film industry around Los Angeles, named Maderacebo!

[The flag is a slightly edited version of a flag made by u/AeusMC on Reddit]
 
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Extract from Voting Down Under: A History of Austral Politics.

The passing in the Reichstag of the Tasmania Act, which created a weak legislative chamber for the colony (which was otherwise part of Prussia for legal purposes), was mildly controversial with some Conservatives opposing it on grounds of their opposing any decentralisation that would benefit ‘radicals’, and some Social Democrats decried it as too weak a body amongst other objections, but on the whole it was passed.

Tasmania was known as a very rural colony, but one with considerable socialist sentiment which would benefit the Social Democratic Party. Hence the legislative constituencies were drawn up to benefit more conservative areas, which much to the Conservatives’ displeasure would benefit the Centre Party as conservatives in Tasmania tended to be Catholic. Hence why the Tasmania Act got criticism from both sides of the political spectrum.

At this very early start, Tasmania was on the whole mapped mostly to German politics, with the Social Democrats taking from urban and rural workers, Centre from the religious Catholics, National Liberals from the growing bourgeoisie and petite-bourgeoisie, and the Conservatives from the right-wing Protestants. However, there were uniquely Tasmanian parties even this early.

The most prominent was the Tasmanian People’s Party (Tasmanische Volkspartei), a rural-oriented and populist party that took advantage of the Social Democrats’ historical weakness with rural workers to sell themselves as the true voice of the Tasmanian farmers and rural workers, blending their syncretic economic policies with a deep regionalistic rhetoric. While they would underperform here, they would later go on to benefit from growing Tasmanian identity to gain more seats in the future.

However, the most memorable party of the 1903 election was the Anti-Australian League (Anti-Australische Bund), a ragtag group of conspiracy theorists emerging out of the Straits Crisis of 1897 between Germany and Britain. As a result of the Crisis, they grew to believe that Britain and its growing Australian Federation had ambitions on Tasmania and wished to annex it via interference and sabotage. They regularly blamed other Tasmanians for being allegedly ‘British/Australian spies’ and roused up a climate of mistrust and paranoia.

Back in the realm of mainstream politics, the Social Democrats and National Liberals, despite their great disagreements, agreed to form a coalition if the two were able to govern in majority, and push for a redrawing of the constituency lines, perhaps taking in the consideration of… proportionality? Or just a tamer redrawing to make it less biased towards the Centre Party. Germany at this time (beyond the die-hard right-wing) was loath to pay attention to its faraway colony after the Tasmania Act was passed beyond matters of imperial security.

Elections to the Tasmanian Landtag, 14 November 1903
Political PartyLandtag SeatsVote CountVote Percentage
Social Democratic Party147,88033.16%
Centre Party135,77924.32%
National Liberal Party93,75115.78%
Conservative Party22,45210.32%
Tasmanian People's Party11,8607.83%
Anti-Australian League11,4436.03%
Total4023,165100%

In the aftermath, with 23 out of the 40 seats, the Social Democrats and National Liberals found that they could indeed govern in majority, and formed the first Tasmanian Government with a National Liberal as Landminister but a Social Democratic majority cabinet.
 
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No header because this isn't an official update, but after so long being lazy about it, I finally got around to France.

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Presenting the French Union, a complicated mixture of republic and monarchy. There's a president elected by all France, but each province can select which claim to the old monarchy they can recognise for 'cultural purposes'. Most just stay republican, but some go for it.

All this was the result of a really bad civil war [leading to a compromise treaty that was hashed out via the GDI intervening] that also spawned that weird state in Oran [The Rational State of France-in-Africa] that encompasses all the extremes of the Cult of Reason and hence is a pariah state, and the de facto breakoff of its Chinese colony-province, Kouang-Tchéou-Wan, to join the other European city-states into the Metropolitan Association.

The red state being invaded was the Duchy of Burgundy, part of France, but is now the Burgundian Socialist Republic. They had a really violent revolution, and after a while trying to refrain from intervening due to internal divisions over the matter, France has finally invaded its errant province.

The light blue-green outline surrounding France is the Francophonie. The green bit in the south is the Aero Republic of Faransa, or known by the French extreme right-wing as Le Pays Perdu, the 'Lost Land'. It's the very final remnant of a somewhat more successful Muslim invasion of France.

The green country to the southeast is The States of His Majesty the Duke of Savoy, or Savoy-Piedmont for short. It's the Italian Belgium.
 
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Turquoise Blue

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Pronouns
they/them
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FACT SHEET - ITALIAN CONVENTION (green outline)
Supranation NameItalian Convention (English)
Convenzione Italiana (Tuscan/Italian)
Cunvensiòṅ Itaglièna (Emilian-Rumagnol)
Convocon italiànn-a (Zeniese)
Convegnuo itałiana (Venetian)
Convesion italien (Istriot)
DemonymItalian (English)
Italiano/a (Tuscan/Italian)
Itagliàn/a (Emilian-Rumagnol)
Italiàn/n-a (Zeniese)
Itałian/a (Venetian)
Italien/a (Istriot)
Official LanguagesTuscan/Italian (In Tuscany and Piombino, recognised in others)
'Emilian' (Emilian-Rumagnol as called in Emilia)
'Rumagnol' (Emilian-Rumagnol as called in Rumagna and San Marino)
Zeniese (In Zêna)
Venetian (In Venice)
Istriot (In Istria)
GovernmentSupranational confederation
PresidentGiöxèppe Dellepiane (Zeniese Delegation) since 2040
Government StatusConsensus system
with revolving presidency
Formation18 May 1967 (Treaty of Zena)
MembershipTuscan Socialist Republic (since 1967)
Emilian Federation (since 1967)
Duchy of Rumagna (since 1967)
Republic of Zêna (since 1967)
Principality of Piombino (since 1974)
Most Serene Republic of Venice (since 1980)
Istrian Republic (since 2001)
Republic of San Marino (since 2017)
Umbrian Republic (1977-2024)
ReligionRoman Catholicism (all state religions)
CurrencyItalian lira
Universal Credit (in all but Tuscany and San Marino)
Crisis LevelSubstantial (Central Italian instability to the south)
Official Websitedigi.safe//governo.ita (Tuscan/Italian)
digi.safe//guêren.ita (Emilian-Rumagnol)
digi.safe//govèrno.ita (Zeniese)
digi.safe//goerno.ita/ven (Venetian)
digi.safe//goerno.ita/eîs (Istriot)
Fun fact!: The Italian Convention is the longest-lasting united Italian organisation in world history after the fall of the Roman Empire!
 
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Turquoise Blue

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FACT SHEET - EENDRACHT REPUBLIC
Country NameEendracht Republic (English)
Eendracht Republiek (Dutch, lit. Unity Republic)
DemonymEendrachter (English/Dutch)
Official LanguageDutch
GovernmentUnitary parliamentary republic
Head of StatePresident: Reinier Janssens (PRP) since 2036
Head of GovernmentState-Minister: Joop van Asch (PRP) since 2036
Leader of the Senate: Janine de Witte (AvDV) since 2040
Government StatusHouse of Representatives: Progressive Republican majority
Senate of Provinces: Alliance for Democratic Change majority
IndependenceFrom the Netherlands
19 August 1846 (as Dutch Eendrachtsland Colony)
22 February 1899 (Home Rule)
5 July 1952 (Declaration of Independence)
14 September 1955 (Treaty of Kimberley)
ReligionSecular
Roman Catholicism majority
CurrencyEendrachter zwaan (still redeemable at banks)
Austral (official currency)
Universal Credit (only in Mertenstad Province)
International AlignmentAustralian Union
Travel WarningRelations with Kimberley remains poor
Crisis LevelLow
Official Government Websitedigi.safe//staat.een
Fun fact!: The government of Eendracht uses staat or gouvernement instead of regering due to the latter having royalist connotations in Eendracht!
 

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And given I've fucked over Castile a lot in the write-ups, I might as well give it its time in the sun...

Presenting the Three Sisters of the Revolution!

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FACT SHEET - UNITED REPUBLICS OF CASTILE, LEON AND MURCIA
Country NameUnited Republics of Castile, Leon and Murcia (English)
Repúblicas Unidas de Castilla, León y Murcia (Castilian)
Repúbliques Xuníos de Castiella, Llión y Murcia (Astur-Lonese)
Repúblitas Unitas de Cattiella, Lleón y Murcia (Murcian)
DemonymCastilian (English)
Castellano/a/e (Castilian)
Castillano/a/e (Astur-Leonese)
Cattellano/a/e (Murcian)
Constituent CountriesRepublic of Castile
[composed of the regions of Old Castile, New Castile, Extremadura and Bétia]

Leónese Republic

Republic of Murcia
Official LanguagesCastilian, Astur-Leónese, Murcian (co-official)
GovernmentFederal parliamentary republic
Head of StatePresident of the Republics: Macario Vázquez (PRS)
Head of GovernmentPresident of the Cabinet: Fernanda Montero (PPDC)
Government StatusCongress of Deputies: Christian Democratic People's majority
Head of Subnational GovernmentsPresident of Castile: Teresa "Tere" Martínez (PPDC)
President of León: Nicolás Garçia (PPDC)
President of Murcia: Ema Camrerra (PRS)
Formed1941 ("Three Revolutions")
1943 (Official Formation)
2027 (Current Constitution)
ReligionSecular
Irreligious majority
Roman Catholicism traditional religion
CurrencyCastilian peso
Universal Credit
Crisis LevelLow
Official Government Websitedigi.safe//gobierno.clm (Castillian)
digi.safe//gobiernu.clm (Astur-Leónese)
digi.safe//gomienno.clm (Murcian)
FUN FACT!: The "Three Revolutions" describe the three separate revolutions that toppled the monarchy, one in Castile, one in León and one in Murcia!
 
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And given I've fucked over Castile a lot in the write-ups, I might as well give it its time in the sun...

Presenting the Three Sisters of the Revolution!

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FACT SHEET - UNITED REPUBLICS OF CASTILE, LEON AND MURCIA
Country NameUnited Republics of Castile, Leon and Murcia (English)
Repúblicas Unidas de Castilla, León y Murcia (Castilian)
Repúbliques Xuníos de Castiella, Llión y Murcia (Astur-Lonese)
Repúblitas Unitas de Cattiella, Lleón y Murcia (Murcian)
DemonymCastilian (English)
Castellano/a/e (Castilian)
Castillano/a/e (Astur-Leonese)
Cattellano/a/e (Murcian)
Constituent CountriesRepublic of Castile
[composed of the regions of Old Castile, New Castile, Extremadura and Bétia]

Leónese Republic

Republic of Murcia
Official LanguagesCastilian, Astur-Leónese, Murcian (co-official)
GovernmentFederal parliamentary republic
Head of StatePresident of the Republics: Macario Vázquez (PRS)
Head of GovernmentPresident of the Cabinet: Fernanda Montero (PPDC)
Government StatusCongress of Deputies: Christian Democratic People's majority
Head of Subnational GovernmentsPresident of Castile: Teresa "Tere" Martínez (PPDC)
President of León: Nicolás Garçia (PPDC)
President of Murcia: Ema Camrerra (PRS)
Formed1941 ("Three Revolutions")
1943 (Official Formation)
2027 (Current Constitution)
ReligionSecular
Irreligious majority
Roman Catholicism traditional religion
CurrencyCastilian peso
Universal Credit
Crisis LevelLow
Official Government Websitedigi.safe//gobierno.clm (Castillian)
digi.safe//gobiernu.clm (Astur-Leónese)
digi.safe//gomienno.clm (Murcian)
where's my fun fact tibby smh
 
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