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Alternative South Korean presidential election, 2012
Scenario 1: Anh Cheol-soo did not drop out

Before Anh Cheol-soo dropped out to endorse Moon Jae-in, a Realmeter poll in September 2012 showed that Park Geun-hye (38.6%) was leading both Anh (22.5%) and Moon (26.1%). In OTL, it was believed that a divided liberal camp did not stand much chance against a unified conservative camp led by Park Geun-hye, daughter of late military dictator Park Chung-hee. As a result, Anh dropped out to endorse Moon, but a number of Anh's centrist supporters would ultimately choose to vote for Park instead.

Not seeing any chance of a liberal upest, Lee Jeong-hee of the left wing UPP would most likely have chosen to stay in the race, instead of having withdrawn from the race to endorse Moon Jae-in. Had Anh stayed in the race, the 2012 election could have looked something like this:

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Please note that Anh Cheol-soo's support in the Jeolla region was far less significant than it is today before the 2016 National Assembly elections in OTL, and Moon Jae-in would very likely still have won the region by miles. While the presence of Anh may have boosted turnout among some voters, who would otherwise have stayed home, the feeling that Park Geun-hye was going to win anyway would drag down the turnout a bit, I believe that the voter turnout would be about 2 to 3 points lower than in OTL.

Scenario 2: Moon Jae-in dropped out in favour of Anh Cheol-soo

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In 2012, Moon Jae-in could also have dropped out to stop Park Geun-hye from winning the election, had his poll numbers remained in dismay by October 2012, as he did in May or June 2012. Being more of a centrist and fresh-face candidate, Ahn Cheol-soo may seem to have a better chance to beat Park Geun-hye, but it was also where the problem comes - there was absolutely no way that left wing Unified Progressive nominee Lee Jung-hee would drop out in favor of a software entrepreneur. Far less dissatisfied supporters of Moon Jae-in would have jumped to the Park camp, but a number of them would have opted to vote for Lee Jung-hee instead in protest. In the end, Park Geun-hye would still have won against Ahn Cheol-soo.
 
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Alternative South Korean presidential election, 2012
Scenario 1: Anh Cheol-soo did not drop out

Before Anh Cheol-soo dropped out to endorse Moon Jae-in, a Realmeter poll in September 2012 showed that Park Geun-hye (38.6%) was leading both Anh (22.5%) and Moon (26.1%). In OTL, it was believed that a divided liberal camp did not stand much chance against a unified conservative camp led by Park Geun-hye, daughter of late military dictator Park Chung-hee. As a result, Anh dropped out to endorse Moon, but a number of Anh's centrist supporters would ultimately choose to vote for Park instead.

Not seeing any chance of a liberal upest, Lee Jeong-hee of the left wing UPP would most likely have chosen to stay in the race, instead of having withdrawn from the race to endorse Moon Jae-in. Had Anh stayed in the race, the 2012 election could have looked something like this:

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Please note that Anh Cheol-soo's support in the Jeolla region was far less significant than it is today before the 2016 National Assembly elections in OTL, and Moon Jae-in would very likely still have won the region by miles. While the presence of Anh may have boosted turnout among some voters, who would otherwise have stayed home, the feeling that Park Geun-hye was going to win anyway would drag down the turnout a bit, I believe that the voter turnout would be about 2 to 3 points lower than in OTL.

Scenario 2: Moon Jae-in dropped out in favour of Anh Cheol-soo

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In 2012, Moon Jae-in could also have dropped out to stop Park Geun-hye from winning the election, had his poll numbers remained in dismay by October 2012, as he did in May or June 2012. Being more of a centrist and fresh-face candidate, Ahn Cheol-soo may seem to have a better chance to beat Park Geun-hye, but it was also where the problem comes - there was absolutely no way that left wing Unified Progressive nominee Lee Jung-hee would drop out in favor of a software entrepreneur. Far less dissatisfied supporters of Moon Jae-in would have jumped to the Park camp, but a number of them would have opted to vote for Lee Jung-hee instead in protest. In the end, Park Geun-hye would still have won against Ahn Cheol-soo.
Lee Jung-hee's votes are waaaay to high. UPP were almost a persona non grata by 2012, I think they were polling under 1% at the end of the campaign.
 
Wait, what disastrous events? Did no Canddiate score the 50%+1 in at least 26 states threshold and both Candidates nominated for the Secound Round/Run-off died before it happened?

Umm... yeah, let's go with that... I was thinking massive accusations of voter fraud (valid votes being destroyed by corrupt election officials/stuffed ballot boxes/electronic vote hacking/voter intimidation in certain areas/maybe a citywide blackout allegedly deletes electronic votes, etc.) but your idea's more original...

*Am flattered*

What can I say except 'You're welcome!'
 
Umm... yeah, let's go with that... I was thinking massive accusations of voter fraud (valid votes being destroyed by corrupt election officials/stuffed ballot boxes/electronic vote hacking/voter intimidation in certain areas/maybe a citywide blackout allegedly deletes electronic votes, etc.) but your idea's more original...



What can I say except 'You're welcome!'

WE NEED MORE
 
Umm... yeah, let's go with that... I was thinking massive accusations of voter fraud (valid votes being destroyed by corrupt election officials/stuffed ballot boxes/electronic vote hacking/voter intimidation in certain areas/maybe a citywide blackout allegedly deletes electronic votes, etc.) but your idea's more original...



What can I say except 'You're welcome!'

Thanks for adopting it!

But the AMSNBCUSA should change into something more appropriate for a Two-round election, such as making it "DOG ASCENDS TO RUNOFF", or turning it into a Late December (cause the wirters of the Direct election amendment will make the second round be held on the Tuesday after the second Wednesday in December) headline with only DEMOG and GOLP there.
 
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United States Federal Protective Forces
The United States Federal Protective Forces (also called Protective Forces, FPF, and The Inquisition) are paramilitary forces of the Department of Energy responsible for the protection of Category 1 Materials and the suppression of Category 1 entities. Category 1 materials and entities include weapons-grade radioactive isotopes, weapons-grade exotic matter, and demons rated Type IX and above. The FPF is the oldest American armed service in continuous existence and has maintained a strict policy of neutrality throughout all three Sector Partisan uprisings, both Galactic Civil Wars, and the Burning at Phobos.

The Federal Protective Force has two mandates, to protect Department of Energy facilities and to interdict and destroy paranormal threats to United States citizens, and maintains both garrison troops and rapid-response deployable units in most Sectors.

Originally created to defend nuclear weapons facilities, the FPF's role expanded over the years to encompass demonology security, which is its primary role today.

The Federal Protective Forces are headed by the civilian Secretary of Energy and the Chief of Special Security, by tradition the highest-ranked member of the FPF. In practice, the Chief of Special Security is chosen by the Defense Council of the Protective Forces and maintains high levels of autonomy within the Department. Much of the FPF's organizational structure is highly classified, as is their budget and mission outline, though it is known that they are expected to sustain well over 50% casualties in any defensive engagement. Within the last 200 years, five Department of Energy sites have fallen to enemy action and in every case the Federal Protective Forces sustained 100% casualties.

The FPF has recently been criticized for an alleged "cult-like" atmosphere by Senator Richeln Bruks, who cited the religious worship of several Department of Energy heads, the practice of having new recruits ritually renounce their names, and the wearing of opaque facemasks at all times while on duty.

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The Liberation of Sol
The Directorate of Social Security
Jurgen Adolf Witold von Capricorn, Reichschancellor of Leningrad
M03 "Moth" Plasma Rifle
Abigail Renfield Tattinger
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Wait, if their remit is to protect US Citizens from supernatural forces, how did they maintain neutrailty during the period of Itinericist control, given all the human sacrifice and whatnot?
 
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Wait, if they're remit is to protect US Citizens from supernatural forces, how did they maintain neutrailty during the period of Itinericist control, given all the human sacrifice and whatnot?
Human ritual sacrifice doesn't necessarily imply supernatural stuff. In this universe, demon "summoning" (it's not really summoning, it's more like getting a picture of their shadow. They're entities from a universe with between 14 and 600 spatial dimensions. Even a picture of a demon's shadow can be as sentient and aware as a human, if not more so) involves lots of computer banks and particle accelerators, not eye of newt and toe of frog.

It's still controversial whether or not the Itinericists managed to achieve anything supernatural through their weird sex cult stuff, with most academics holding that summoning a demon with human sacrifice makes about as much sense as solving a differential equation with human sacrifice. Most ordinary people think that something fucky must have been going on. Most Itinericists think you can solve differential equations with human sacrifice, provided you're high enough.
 
Human ritual sacrifice doesn't necessarily imply supernatural stuff. In this universe, demon "summoning" (it's not really summoning, it's more like getting a picture of their shadow. They're entities from a universe with between 14 and 600 spatial dimensions. Even a picture of a demon's shadow can be as sentient and aware as a human, if not more so) involves lots of computer banks and particle accelerators, not eye of newt and toe of frog.

It's still controversial whether or not the Itinericists managed to achieve anything supernatural through their weird sex cult stuff, with most academics holding that summoning a demon with human sacrifice makes about as much sense as solving a differential equation with human sacrifice. Most ordinary people think that something fucky must have been going on. Most Itinericists think you can solve differential equations with human sacrifice, provided you're high enough.

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One of my TL-191 World Cups:
(Yes, I know it should technically say Austria-Hungary, but I'm not sure how to change names with flags.

Is it bad that I was half-hoping this guy had porn in one of the tabs?
And from what I see on Wiki, try "{{flagicon|Austria-Hungary}}". "{{flagu|Austria-Hungary}}" will also display the flag and name.

Edit: Noticed it was from in-universe to TL-191. Noice.
 
Non-Aligned Movement Presidential Election, 2015

Its a known fact that in the most powerful people in the world consist of the Big Four: President of the United States William Weld, President of the United Sovereign States Nursultan Nazarbayev, UN Secretary-General Goh Chok Tong, and the outgoing President of the Non-aligned Movement Ahmed Shafik. As Shafik's 5 year term ended in 2015, it was time to elect a new President for NAM.

The NAM had in 2000 established a rough electoral system that included approximately 3.5 billion eligible voters, the largest continuous voter block in the world.

The political atmosphere was incendiary, mainly due to Shafik's controversial time as President (he had narrowly survived an impeachment in 2013, and had nearly been assassinated twice.) New blood was badly needed by the electorate. The first candidate to announce was South African Educator and pro-development activist Makaziwe Mandela. Soon after, President of the Indian National Congress Sonia Gandhi announced her candidacy and quickly gained the support of most left-wing parties NAM-wide. The political right was very divided. Their frontrunner was Colombian Liberal Party Director Juan Manuel Santos. Other conservative candidates included Knesset member Benjamin Netanyahu, President of Mongolia Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj, and Jamaican MP and former Prime Minister Andrew Holness.

Gandhi had consolidated the most support, and lead comfortably in the polls for the first round. The right was worried that their electoral split would allow the relatively liberal candidacy of Mandela to achieve second place. The polls showed that Santos, Elbegdorj, and Mandela essentially tied for second.

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By the time the first round had concluded on May 1, 2015, it was announced that Gandhi and Santos would advance to the next round. Netanyahu and Elbegdorj massively underperformed at the ballot. The three conservative candidates endorsed Santos quickly. Mandela refused to endorse a candidate.

Most polls favored Gandhi, and the Pundits did too. One reason for this was because of the usual trend of turnout being lower in the second round than in the first, which usually favored the candidate that had won the first round. However, a huge shock came when, on election day, turnout spiked from the usual 59% to 68%. 2.3 billion people voted, which was the most ever for a NAM Presidential election, and was up from the 1.4 billion who had participated in the toxic 2010 election between Shafik and journalist and famed Wikileaks director Julian Assange (both of whom had advanced to the second round due to a very crowded field of candidates). These new people were going to the polls to vote in a new, centrist, pragmatic approach to leadership. They were voting for Juan Manuel Santos.

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