Camelot Continued: A "Kennedy Survives" Collaborative TL

November 10th, 1964: Lyndon Johnson is found dead of a heart attack at his home in Washington early in the morning. The heart attack is likely linked to his stroke earlier in October. However no autopsy is conducted, leading to many suspicions and rumors.
 
May 7, 1965: The Rhodesian general election of 1965 is held. The ruling Rhodesian Front under Ian Smith wins 50 out of 65 seats.

October 1, 1965: The British colony of Southern Rhodesia under Prime Minister Ian Smith issues a Unilateral Declaration of Independence.
 
July 17th, 1964: Nelson Rockefeller is nominated for President at the Republican National Convention. Margaret Chase Smith is nominated for Vice President, making history as the first woman to be on a major party ticket.
 
November 19, 1964: President Kennedy chooses Senator Stuart Symington of Missouri to succeed the late Lyndon B. Johnson as Vice President of the United States.
 

August 10th, 1964:
Congress gives President Kennedy the power to use military force in Southeast Asia following the events of the Gulf of Tonkin

September 18th, 1964:
President Kennedy and Republican Candidate Nelson Rockefeller debate each other on on domestic issues on CBS. There is little difference between the two other than Rockefeller's claims Kennedy isn't strong on organized crime and on civil rights.

September 26th, 1964: President Kennedy and Republican Candidate Nelson Rockefeller debate each other on on foreign issues. Once again there is little difference in answers.

November 19, 1964: President Kennedy chooses Senator Stuart Symington of Missouri to succeed the late Lyndon B. Johnson as Vice President of the United States.
The 25th Amendment didn't come into existence until 1965 and wasn't ratified until 1967.

November 19th, 1964: President Kennedy asks Congress to authorize a constitutional amendment dealing with the succession of the Vice Presidency.
 
April 22, 1964: The 1964 World's Fair opens in New York City. Promoting "Peace Through Understanding," the fair displayed the best of international ingenuity. Walt Disney Productions helped design and build exhibits for Pepsi, General Electric, Ford, and the State of Illinois.

October 18, 1964: The 1964 World's Fair closes for the first time.

April 21, 1965: Due to popular demand, the 1964 World's Fair reopens.

October 17, 1965: The 1964 World's Fair closes for the second and final time.
 
April 22, 1964: The 1964 World's Fair opens in New York City. Promoting "Peace Through Understanding," the fair displayed the best of international ingenuity. Walt Disney Productions helped design and build exhibits for Pepsi, General Electric, Ford, and the State of Illinois.

October 18, 1964: The 1964 World's Fair closes for the first time.

April 21, 1965: Due to popular demand, the 1964 World's Fair reopens.

October 17, 1965: The 1964 World's Fair closes for the second and final time.


A popular World's Fair it was...
 
Last edited:
November 2th 1964: Senator Thomas Kuchel says we can't let a pretty boy looking two timer back in the White House at a Rockfeller rally in Califorina
 
October 13, 1964: Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev was removed from all posts. Leonid Brezhnev became interim head of state

June 10, 1965: Alexander Shelepin (a.k.a "Iron Shurik") becomes General Secretary of the Soviet Union
 
Last edited:
July 14th, 1964 - After failure of Venera 2 OKB-1 received great quality control over its project as Korolev advocated this remarking that if Kennedy wins elections, he will be able to push American lunar programme farther than any of American politicians. One of scientists who were assigned to OKB-1 had a girlfriend who was distant relative of KGB officer Aleksi Inauri. Due to butterflies he was replaced by staunch anti-Stalinist officer Ivan Konovarovych during Khrushchev's trip to Moscow in October 1964

October 15th, 1964 - Leonid Brezhnev was shot by Ivan Konovarovych after Khrushchev's demise but survived Konovarovych was sent to mental hospital after examination. Brezhnev health was damaged. Voskhod 1 cosmonauts landed safely on Earth.

November 28th, 1964:
Mariner 4 probe failed to perform Mars flyby missing planet. One of technicians cause little damage to the probe while reading about Johnson' death.

November 30th, 1964: Mars 2 probe was launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome.

August 6th, 1965:
Mars 2 returned pictures of Mars to Earth.

May 11th, 1965 - Soviet economic reform of 1965 was introduced by Alexei Kosygin.
 
August 31st, 1964: Alabama Governor George Wallace announces an run for President under the American Conservative Party with Governor Orval Faubus as his running mate.
 
Top