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  1. Veneco

    The Smoking Fish: A Wikibox TL
    Threadmarks: The Smoking Fish - Cover and Prologue

    The Smoking Fish: A Wikibox TL An alternate history of Venezuela, the United States and the world in the 21st century Prologue "When an English voter wants a change in the politics of the conservative government in office, all they have to do is vote for the Labor candidate. The differences...
  2. The New Dawn – A British Political TL
    Threadmarks: Update #1 – 1997 Conservative Party leadership election

    The New Dawn – A British Political TL Given I have bunch of free time on my hand, I've decided to do redo a TL that I had plans for last year but never actually got around to posting or writing out fully. Its going to be chiefly focused on British politics in the late 90s and the 2000s, but I...
  3. TheHedgehog

    NEW BIRTH OF FREEDOM: The Wilmot Proviso Passes
    Threadmarks: PART I: Destiny Made Manifest

    NEW BIRTH OF FREEDOM The Amendment Passes =================================== ACT ONE: The Great Divide PART I: Destiny Made Manifest From “Westward Expansion: An American Story” by Harold Freeman Published 1998 “The presidency of James K. Polk was defined by one question: should the United...
  4. SealTheRealDeal

    AHC: President Jimmy Hoffa

    Ight, how do we elevate the man from self-proclaimed second most powerful man in America to undisputed most powerful man on earth?
  5. DBWI: Nixon Resigns in August 1974

    As he later related in his memoirs, Richard Nixon seriously considered resigning the American Presidency in August 1974 after Republican congressional leaders revealed that he would certainly lose the impending impeachment vote in the House of Representatives. But Nixon feared the humiliation of...
  6. If Cuomo Had Run in 1992, Who Would've Been His Running Mate?

    In 1991, New York Governor Mario Cuomo famously dithered over whether or not to run for President in the upcoming Democratic primaries. Ultimately he decided not to run, claiming that New York's budget problems were too much of a distraction, and Bill Clinton was nominated instead. Had Cuomo...
  7. The Tarnished Age: An Alternate History of the Gilded Age
    Threadmarks: Prologue: "The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today"

    The Tarnished Age: An Alternate History of the Gilded Age Prologue: An Epilogue "If only our dear Hawkins family could have known the lessons we have learned today. The beautiful Laura Hawkins would have been much helped if she’d known that the levers of power in Washington are not so much...
  8. DBWI: How Would Hoover Have Responded to the Great Depression?

    Although he was the second longest serving President in American history, Calvin Coolidge is generally remembered as one of America's worst chief executives. In office from August 1923 to January 1933, Coolidge did nothing to confront the Great Depression after the 1929 Stock Market Crash. If...
  9. DBWI: Hamilton Duels Burr

    In 1804, Vice-President Aaron Burr challenged Alexander Hamilton to a duel. Burr was furious over Hamilton's support of a rival Republican over him for Governor of New York, in addition to Hamilton's personal attacks on Burr's character. Hamilton considered accepting Burr's offer, but...
  10. WI: Lincoln Is Elected to the Senate in 1855

    In 1855 Abraham Lincoln ran for the U.S. Senate from Illinois. At a time when Senators were elected by the legislature Lincoln initially did well in early balloting. But when it became clear he didn't have enough votes to win Lincoln bowed out in favor of anti-slavery Democrat Lyman Trumbull...
  11. DBWI: TR Declines to Run in 1908

    In 1904, after Theodore Roosevelt's landslide election to a full term, journalists pressed the young President over whether or not he would run again in 1908. Roosevelt dodged their questions and continued to do so until 1908, when he announced his bid for a second full term. Roosevelt's critics...
  12. Nixon's Legacy If He Lost in Both 1960 and 1968

    Nixon's victory in the 1968 US Presidential election is known as one of the great comebacks in American political history: after narrowly losing to JFK in 1960 and being humiliated by Pat Brown in 1962, Nixon defeated Hubert Humphrey and became the 37th US President. But Nixon won only narrowly...
  13. If the Democrats Win in 1988, Does Perot Run in 1992?

    Suppose that a Democrat is elected President in 1988. (It doesn't have to be Dukakis. It could be Gore, Gephardt, and anyone else who failed in the primaries or didn't run IOTL). Does Ross Perot still run for President in 1992 (or 1996 for that matter)? If so, does he run as an independent or as...
  14. WI: A Kerry/McCain Unity Ticket in 2004

    In 2004, John Kerry wanted his friend John McCain to be his running mate on a bipartisan "unity ticket." Polling from May 2004 showed that a Kerry/McCain ticket had a 14% lead over Bush among registered voters. McCain showed interested but he ultimately declined and endorsed Bush. Curiously...
  15. Which Losing Presidential Nominee Would've Made the Best President?

    In this poll, you're provided with losing candidates from 1900 to 2012 who were nominated by the two major American political parties but never became President. Candidates who did at one point lose but then came back to win, such as Richard Nixon, or candidates who won once but lost a second...
  16. AHC: A Democrat Wins Texas After 1976

    Your challenge is to have a Democratic presidential candidate win Texas in the electoral college after 1976, with a POD no earlier than that year.
  17. DBWI: Who Was the Best Post-Cold War President?

    Since the fall of the Berlin Wall, America has had five Presidents: 41. George H.W. Bush (1989-1993), R-TX 42. Mario Cuomo (1993-2001), D-NY 43. Al Gore (2001-2005), D-TN 44. John McCain (2005-2013), R-AZ 45. Barack Obama (Since 2013), D-IL In your opinion, which one was the best and why?
  18. Which Democrat Would've Been the Strongest Presidential Candidate in 1988?

    The 1988 election is infamous in American politics. Despite an early 17% lead Michael Dukakis lost in a landslide to George H.W. Bush. Dukakis' defeat badly demoralized Democrats and discredited liberalism for decades. In your opinion, which Democrat besides Dukakis would've made the strongest...
  19. Why Did Kerry Lose in 2004?

    The 2004 US Presidential Election was very close: had only one state (Ohio) flipped to John Kerry, George W. Bush would've been a one term President. Bush is often considered one of America's worst Presidents, and many wonder why he was re-elected despite a weak economy, the Abu Ghraib scandal...
  20. AHC: A Losing Presidential Candidate is Nominated Twice After 1968

    Before 1968, it wasn't uncommon for presidential candidates to be nominated a second time after losing the general election: Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, William Henry Harrison, Grover Cleveland, and Richard Nixon were all elected President after having previously failed to do so. (FDR had...
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