american politics

  1. Challenge: Wank the Kennedys

    As the title says. Make the Kennedys as powerful and enduring a political dynasty as possible! Bonus points if you get Joe Jr. to survive WW2 and make him president too.
  2. DESPRIN

    Legacy of the Bull Moose; A Wikibox Timeline
    Threadmarks: Introduction to Legacy of the Bull Moose

    Welcome to 'Legacy of the Bull Moose' a timeline I hate rebooting but feel myself constantly going back to. Legacy of the Bull Moose is a timeline in which Theodore Roosevelt is elected in 1912 under the Progressive ticket. While rather improbable and I would say generally unlikely I chose a PoD...
  3. DESPRIN

    Legacy of the Bull Moose (A What If Scenario if Theodore Roosevelt won in 1912)
    Threadmarks: A New Dawn; The Tumultuous Times.

    October 16, 1909 A day that would leave in its wake 4 years of chaos at home in the U.S. and many years of chaos in Mexico. The first time a United States president would visit Mexico, with an end result flaring the tensions between the two nations drastically. A monumentous occassion, but that...
  4. DBAHC: Stop the dominance of the Democratic Party in America

    With the results of the 2016 presidential election in showing the 22nd consecutive Democratic win in a Presidential election, one starts to wonder if this was an inevitable path for American politics. Democrats have continuously held the presidency since 1932, and, with only a few exceptions...
  5. Bank Failure in 2008

    Let’s say that TARP isn’t passed quickly enough to prevent the failure of most American banks. What would happen then?
  6. AHC: More 1824’s

    Starting after the one in the title, which US Presidential Elections might have deadlocked in the Electoral College and gotten thrown to the House of Representatives? (1860 aside - see below.) Depending on when the next one happens, what would be the effects (aside, possibly, from someone...
  7. AHC: Hillary Clinton vs. Romney in 2012

    The POD is Hillary Clinton defeats Barack Obama for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2008. She selects Indiana Senator Evan Bayh as her running mate and goes on to defeat John McCain in the general election. Four years later Clinton/Bayh are up against Mitt Romney and his running mate...
  8. What if John McCain switched parties in 2001?

    After the 2000 election, the Senate was left split 50-50. Democrats sought a Republican who could switch to their party, and eventually found one, with Jim Jeffords switching to being an independent, caucusing with the Democrats. However, they also tried to get Lincoln Chafee or John McCain to...
  9. AHC: Modern USA Without Reaganism

    Supposing that Ronald Reagan and the New Right never comes to power in America, how would US society (economy, social policy, politics, etc) be different today? I'm not focusing on how the 1980s would have been different as we already have a plethora of TLs on that. Instead this thread is meant...
  10. Bomster

    AHC: Keep the Republicans “the party of Lincoln”

    Using any POD you want after 1900, try to keep the Republican Party from becoming conservative, and make it a Progressive-Liberal party. Basically make both parties the inverse of what they are IOTL.
  11. The Losers; A Brief and Alternate POTUS Timelime

    This is something I came up with a short and quick TL (with little detail but lots of fun bits). Inspired by a post I can no longer find where every administration got a mirror version of itself, I challenged myself to make a TL outline where every person who got an electoral vote for President...
  12. SsgtC

    The Return of Roosevelt
    Threadmarks: Chapter 1: The Election of 1912

    Author's Note: Greetings everyone! For those of you wondering, this timeline is based off of, and ties in with White Star and Titanic, What Could Have Been. You most definitely do not need to read the entire timeline to know what is going on here, but if you would like a more in depth look at...
  13. Anarcho-Occultist

    Which US political party is more likely to disintegrate?

    Exactly what it says in the title: in the 20th century, were the Democrats or the Republicans more likely to collapse? Obviously, the collapse of a major political party is difficult to achieve and whichever one falls will be succeeded by a new party with a similar outlook, but how could each...
  14. AHC: Multiparty system in the USA

    The challenge is to have a new electoral system established in the US with several major political parties participating in presidential elections and holding seats in the legislature. How could this be accomplished? The POD doesn't necessarily have to be after 1900, but it seems like that would...
  15. Best PoD for Liberal 1970’s ?

    The “1970’s” meaning the period from 1968 to 1980, and the main priorities for “liberal”, in order of importance, being: civil rights legislation (eg Fair Housing Act of 1968) and civil liberties (1st amendment freedoms, etc) advance at least as much as OTL environmental and energy legislation...
  16. A Thousand Points of Light: An Alternate History TL

    The Year is 1981. The United States has just elected a new leader. The world moves into a new and uncertain decade. These are tumultuous times indeed. "The President is due to give a luncheon address to representatives of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial...
  17. AHC & WI: Nixon FAP (Family Assistance Plan)

    How could the Family Assistance Plan, proposed by President Nixon in August 1969, have passed the Senate (after passing the House as OTL)? What would be the effects? Previous discussion:
  18. US Political Culture w/o Watergate

    We've talked before about any number of TL scandals where the Watergate scandal doesn't happen, but I don't think we talk about the more general long term affects on public trust in government this would have, and how that, in turn, affects not only the ideological lines of public debate (eg...
  19. AET: 1968 & 72 w/ RFK

    So I realize this general topic -- a PoD where Robert F Kennedy isn't killed -- that has been done near to death, but I wanted to ask some specific questions: Who wins the remaining Democratic primary in Illinois? If it is at least plausible for Bobby to secure the nomination at the convention...
  20. Sombergen

    Trailblazing to Victory: The Ramifications of America's First Woman President

    What is this? My first attempt at a TL after having largely been active on just SW. It'll be based off of a PI observer game I ran through a few months ago on my own with modifications to make some of the election results slightly more realistic. This will only apply for the first election after...
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