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If LBJ dies on schedule, we get President Hoffa. Then, there may be some more cracks in the Democratic Party, e.g. George Wallace leading a southern faction if Hoffa does not pick him for Vice President.
 

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Equestrian Politics
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Triple Crown Party and Corona Party
Party to Uphold Hippocracy
Everfree Party
Nightmare Party
Equalist Party (Marksist-Glimmerist), Equalist Party (Trotskyite), and Equalist Party (Blankist)
Free Alliance of Farriers and Ferriers
Discordian Party
Rhinoceros Party and Ponyville-North Everfree 1008 Election
Earth Pony Parties: Country Party, Municipal Development League, and the Free Soil Party
Pegasus Parties: Estival Party, Hibernal Party, Veranl Party

At last we've reached the final (pre-season finale anyway) party represented in the Equestrian parliament, the Black Angus Party. It's a bit vaguer than I'd have liked but the situation with cows, sheep, and goats has always been weird in the show. And now that I've finished all the parties I can do election boxes. :D



The Black Angus Party is one of the few political parties in Equestria to be centered entirely around non-pony creatures as its founding principles. The party was originally founded in 972 by the cow who now lends his namesake to the party, Black Angus. A bull from the prairies south of Dodge Junction, Black Angus started the party initially to fight for equal rights for cows in Equestria. While Equestria has had rocky relationship with other creatures through the centuries, most of the time they have at least been on reciprocal terms. Extranational griffons have at times been confrontational with Equestria, but griffons residing within Equestria are treated for the most part the same as ponies, and through cultural exchanges like the Junior Flight Schools, griffons in Griffonstone and elsewhere still had a state of mutual recognition with ponies. Yaks, buffalo, and dragons were all in a state of ignorance and avoidance for much of Equestria's history, with dragons perhaps the worst off of the three until recently as both ponies and dragons were antoagonistic toward each other. Donkeys, meanwhile, had integrated well into Equestrian society, and by the mid 900s they were, while not treated on an entirely equal hoofing, were not seen as lesser than ponies by most Equestrians.

Unlike donkeys, however, cows did not afford a relatively even status with ponies for most of Equestria's history, and along with sheep and goats, still do not. In the 970s, Black Angus founded the party to fight for the status of cows, Black Angus stood in the 973 election for Dodge Junction's seat and lost, but his advocacy and the party's support only intensified the fight after the election of Rucio as the first non-pony member of parliament that year. The controversy Rucio caused and the resulting allocation of reserved non-pony seats in parliament created an opportunity for the Black Angus Party in narrowing its constituency focus and creating a more amenable bloc of voters. Black Angus remained the primary face and candidate of the party, as it concentrated its efforts on the two southern Equestrian non-pony ridings in its efforts in the following decades. Soon, however, it became clear that while the southern Equestrian bovine electorate was supportive of the Black Angus Party, that would not be enough to win a seat. In the final decade of the 10th Celestial century, the party worked to expand its activism from just bovine rights to include ovine and hircine rights, encompassing the sheep and goat populations. Even as non-pony creature issues moved toward the forefront of Equestrian policy discussions, the discussion remained solely around relations with dragons, griffons, buffaloes, and the like, while the cows, sheep, and goats remained marginalized. As such, the bovine, ovine, and hircine electorates soon became folded into the Black Angus Party and it transitioned from a narrow bovine rights party to a broader party focused on the issues of a wider cloven-hooved population.

The party finally achieved enough success in one area of Equestria in 1002. Black Angus, having run for parliament for nearly four decades, at last scored a victory in the Southeast Equestria non-pony reserved seat. Black Angus's election at first was met with much optimism on earning greater status for cows, sheep, and the other marginalized non-pony populations of Equestria, and the more amenable circles in the Horseshoe did take notice. Unfortunately, the reappearance of the Crystal Empire and the other various crises that faced Equestria and Canterlot during the next six years prevented the issue of equal rights from being seen as a top priority for the Triple Crown Party. Neighsay's appointment as head of the Equestrian Education Association and then the Cozy Glow Crisis, however, pushed the issue straight to the top of the agenda. Even then, though, equality for non-ponies still focused on the better off creatures of Equestria such as griffons and dragons. Black Angus attempted to be included in some of the discussions, but by 1008 his age was beginning to show. When the 1008 snap election was announced, Black Angus decided to retire. The seat was always in danger of falling back to the Tricrowners when Black Angus ended up leaving parliament, but the party fought hard for it, and managed to keep it. In Black Angus's place, now, a new face stepped up to continue the fight. Whoever replaced Black Angus as the sole cow member of parliament would have big horseshoes to fill, but the determined and fiery spirit of his successor, a heifer named Arizona, is a prime candidate to do so.
 
I'm not sure how plausible this is, but I felt like writing up the 'WI Kennedy lives, the US never goes to war in Vietnam and a Korea-style stalemate and permanent division occurs?' idea I've been thinking of for a while.

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South Vietnam, officially the Republic of Vietnam (Vietnamese: Việt Nam Cộng Hòa; French: République du Viêt Nam) is a country in south-east Asia, sharing a land border with Cambodia, Laos and North Vietnam and bordering the South China Sea to its south. Unlike its northern neighbour, which is a one-party socialist state, South Vietnam is a capitalist constitutional republic with a unitary, presidential system.

Originally formed from southern French Indochina, predominantly the province of Cochinchina (Nam Kỳ) and the protectorate of Annam (Trung Kỳ), the original South Vietnamese government was formed in opposition to Ho Chi Minh's government in the north under Emperor Bảo Đại; this lasted for six years until Ngô Đình Diệm, Bảo Đại's Prime Minister, deposed him and declared himself President after a largely fraudulent referendum in 1955. Diệm ruled until he was killed in a military coup in 1963, by which time North and South Vietnam were at war.

During the military junta's period of control from 1963 to 1967, US President John F. Kennedy advocated for democratization to unify the South Vietnamese and worked with the UN to create a two-state solution for Vietnam similar to that of Korea, both to try to avoid the fall of the capitalist South against the communist North and to ensure the US did not have to deploy its own forces. Over the course of 1967, the UN's forces provided aid to South Vietnam in order to ensure its government retained control until a peace agreement could be made; in August 1967, the junta agreed to hand over control to a democratically elected President, and a demilitarized zone was set up along the 17th parallel with a heavy UN forces presence to prevent aggression from either side. Despite this, animosity within Vietnam was intense and diplomatic ties remained poor between the north and south.

Due to international forces, particularly the USA, Australia and France, investing heavily in South Vietnam's economy, ex-military President Nguyễn Văn Thiệu was able to become a powerfully entrenched leader, with most international observers noting that his electoral victories were generally not won through free and fair contests; the regime's human rights record remained heavily criticized for many years, though the lack of ability or incentive for its citizens to flee the country for the North means both halves of Vietnam have grown to have fairly similar populations.

In November 1986, in what has been referred to as the 'Bi-Vietnamese Reforms' in the West and the 'Đổi Mới' ('Opening Up') within both halves of Vietnam, the two countries' new and more liberal leaders announced reforms to improve their poor international relations; the North Vietnamese government of Nguyễn Văn Linh introduced dramatic economic reforms to create a market socialist economy more open to international trade with the West, the South Vietnamese government of Dương Văn Minh announced large-scale constitutional reforms to extend the franchise and crack down on voter fraud to make South Vietnam's elections freer and fairer, and the two countries multilaterally agreed to renounce their claims to each other's territory. At a press conference in Huế in December 1986, Linh and Minh shook hands, though both clarified that North and South Vietnam were to remain separate.

Since the reforms, South Vietnam has been seen as having moved towards a more democratic system with several peaceful changes in power from the Social Democratic Alliance (SDA, the party Thiệu and Minh had belonged to) to the Nationalists (VNQDD, which first took control of the South Vietnamese House of Representatives in the first democratic election under under Nguyễn Đan Quế, who became President when Minh retired in 1991) and vice versa. Additionally, in the subsequent decades international trade with South Vietnam and tourism, particularly to its capital Saigon, have increased considerably, helping keep South Vietnam's economy competitive with the North despite the latter's liberalizing reforms. North Vietnam remains a communist one-party state, though its government is noted for less aggressive suppression of freedom of speech than other communist governments such as China or North Korea.

By contrast, South Vietnam's government has been criticized for fairly aggressive freedom of speech violations, particularly in the repression of communists or figures perceived as communist or pro-reunification trying to run for public office in South Vietnam. While current President Phêrô Nguyễn Văn Hùng has tried to soften these restrictions due to 'red scare' allegations in the international press, he has clashed with Prime Minister Van Tran, a hardline anti-communist, on numerous occasions.

Other diplomatic issues have emerged over the South Vietnamese government's opposition to the distribution of North Vietnamese media, and particularly have given the impression of the South having a more hardline anti-LGBTQ government than the North. Among these conflicts are the South Vietnamese government banning broadcasters from distributing TV programmes such as the adaptation of crime journalist Bui Anh Tan's novel A World Without Women in 2007 (and the novel itself in 2000), Dang Khoa's sitcom My Best Gay Friends (2013), and most widely reported in the international press, the Cartoon Network series Steven Universe in 2015; this last controversy was complicated by South Vietnamese censors claiming the ban was because of Steven's T-shirt resembling the North Vietnamese flag (display of which is still banned in the South, just as display of the Southern flag is banned in the North). By contrast, all three of those programmes were not censored in North Vietnam.

In addition to this, Hùng and Tran have been heavily criticized both within and outside of South Vietnam for poorly handling the country's response to the Covid-19 pandemic during 2020. While North Vietnam, despite its land border with China where the virus first emerged, has kept cases relatively limited, complicating factors such as poorer healthcare coverage and implementation of preventative measures such as mask-wearing mean the virus has had a severe impact on South Vietnam. This, combined with perceptions of authoritarianism, has led to mass protests of Hùng and Tran's leadership, with allegations of police brutality against protestors further contributing to the government's unpopularity. For their part, supporters of the government have accused protestors of agitating in support of reunification under a communist autocracy, though North Vietnamese President Nguyễn Tấn Dũng has asserted the North's government 'has no intention of overruling the South's sovereignty'.
 
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Since you showed us the earth ponies and peguses parties, What are the unicorn centered parties?
The national party system grew out of the unicorn parties since unicorn politics was so intertwined with Canterlot and thus with court and parliament in the early days, so the Triple Crown Party, the Coronists, and the Party to Uphold Hippocracy are also the unicorn parties.
 
Based on a an obscure movie called Timequest, which is about a time traveler who warns JFK, Jackie and even RFK about the assassinations in Dallas and in Los Angeles.
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Is this a "What if New Dealism became an authoritarian ideology" timeline?
Kind of. It was based off a president list by Cevolian, so my assumption is that it's an "aesthetic timeline" where the spirit of the 1930s and the Brain Trust continued.
 
Loved this show when I was younger. I always wished it had more episodes.
I’ve heard that a lot of these of shows like this (including Primeval) got made because the production company involved was trying to wring as much money as they could out of the very detailed (for the time) but also very expensive assets they had left over from Walking With Dinosaurs/Beasts with minimal new material. More episodes likely would have meant new material needing to be shot, driving up expense and lowering returns
 
It was a real mistake to put him in the same nursing home as James Bulger Jr., and an even worse mistake for JFK to taunt Whitey after repeatedly beating him at bingo.
I didnt notice I left that out. Also I like that scenario you came up with I'd figure it would go like this:
JFK: Wow, I-uh, thought I was shit at bingo.
Whitey: DONT DO THIS TO US JACK, IM WARNING YOU!
JFK: What are you-uh gonna do about? Shank me with a spork?
 
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I didnt notice I left that out. Also I like that scenario you came up with I'd figure it would go like this:
JFK: Wow, I-uh, thought I was shit at bingo.
Whitey: DONT DO THIS TO US JACK, IM WARNING YOU!
JFK: What are you-uh gonna do about? Shank me with a spork?
 
If LBJ dies on schedule, we get President Hoffa. Then, there may be some more cracks in the Democratic Party, e.g. George Wallace leading a southern faction if Hoffa does not pick him for Vice President.
Good eye. Hoffa flunks renomination, leading to a labor split from the Democratic establishment and the long-term weakening of their traditional union-intellectual-minority-farmer coalition.
 
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