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« Reply #100 on: December 04, 2010, 01:06:53 pm »
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America and Onward Part XXIV
God Bless the CSA

For the Confederate States of America, under President Wallace's watch, the economy had expanded and the military had grown. Confederate corporations were making a lot of money from crops grown in Latin American countries, and it was affecting the economy back home. While the Renewed States of America began falling into a recession, the Confederate economy expanded.

The 1972 Presidential Election

With a good economy, the citizens of the CSA felt no great urge to elect another of the "Damn Yankee" Reformers to office. The candidates for the Constitution nomination were Vice-President Robert Byrd and Texas Governor John Connally. Because of Connally's appeal to the establishment, as well as to people outside of traditional Constitutional strong holds, and because of his connections to oil, he won the nomination. In order to try to expand the Constitution Party, he selected Maryland Governor Spiro Agnew, a moderate, for Vice-President.

The Reform Party, on the other hand, nominated Florida Senator George Smathers and Georgia Governor James E Carter for President and Vice-President respectfully.



Governor John Connally (C-TX)/Governor Spiro T Agnew (C-MD); 68 electoral votes
Senator George Smathers (R-FL)/Governor James E Carter (R-GA); 22 electoral votes


Throughout Connally's term, there was a large amount of business de-regulation, accompanie by military growth as skirmishes with Mexico began to develop. However, they soon subsided after talks with then-RS President Nixon. With inflation hitting "Up North", businesses began settling more in the CSA. This caused continued economic growth.

The 1978 Presidential Election

Despite calls by some to former President George Wallace to come back, he declined, and the Constitution Party instead nominated Vice-President Spiro T Agnew.

The Reform Party had a tough convention fight between Georgia Governor Jimmy Carter, Texas Senator Lloyd Bentsen, Tennessee Senator Howard Baker, and Senator Jim Folsom Jr. of Alabama. However, carter emerged victorious and selected Bentsen as his running mate in order to make Texas go Reform.

The 1978 election was special in the fact that it was the first time that the capital, Richmond, was able to vote. It would receive one electoral vote



Vice-President Spiro T Agnew (C-MD)/Congressman John Tower (C-TX); 54 electoral votes
Governor James E Carter (R-GA)/Senator Lloyd Bentsen(R-TX); 37 electoral votes

The election was close, however, it all came down to Texas, which was one of the most hotly contested states of the election. Long after midnight, it was announced that Texas' eleven electoral votes would go to the Constitution ticket, thus delivering them the election.


Agnew's term as President was marked by scandal. Within months upon taking office, Reform lawyers found allegations of vote fraud commited under his orders in states such as Tennessee, West Virginia, and Texas. This was marked by discoveries in 1980 that he had accepted bribes while Governor of Maryland and as Vice-President. In 1981, he resigned. Vice-President Tower took office.


However, Tower's tenure didn't go nearly as well as he had hoped when allegations came forth that he was alcoholic and a womanizer, having had many affairs. While all this happened, the economy began slowing down, the northern recession caused boom having died down. In 1984, with scandals abounding, announced that he would be seeking election to a full term. For his own party's nomintion, Tower would face the Conservative Virginia Governor Pat Robinson while the Reform Party nomination was a battle between Alabama Senator Jim Folsom Jr. and Tennessee Senator Howard Baker.
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List of Presidents of the Renewed States of America:
1. Henry Wallace (Progressive-Iowa); 1955-1958
2. Joseph Patrick Kennedy (Progressive-Massachusetts); 1958-1961
3. Barry M Goldwater (American Patriot-Arizona); 1961-1971
4. Robert F Kennedy (Progressive-Massachusetts); 1971-1974
5. Richard M Nixon (Progressive-California); 1974-1978
6. Nelson A Rockefeller (Centrist-New York); 1978-?

List of Presidents of the Confederate States of America
1. Richard Russell (Independent-Georgia); 1945-1955
2. Strom Thurmond (Constitution-South Carolina)/Richard Russell (Constitution-Georgia); 1955-1961
3. Lyndon Johnson (Reform-Texas)/Estes Kefauver (Reform-Tennessee); 1961-1967
4. George Wallace (Constitution-Alabama)/Robert Byrd (Constitution-West Virginia); 1967-1973
5. John Connally (Constitution-Texas)/Spiro T Agnew (Constitution-Maryland); 1973-1979
6. Spiro T Agnew (Constitution-Maryland)/John Tower (Constitution-Texas)1979-1981
7. John Tower (Constitution-Texas)/Trent Lott (Constitution-Missouri); 1981-?
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America and Onward Part XXV
Rocky's Road

Minister of Domestic Policy and Wealth Distribution: George Bush
Minister of Diplomacy: Henry Kissinger
Minister of Warfare: Donald Rumsfeld
Minister of Justice: Elliot Richardson
Head of the Council of Economic Advisers: George Romney
Governor of Alaska: Michael Gravel
Ambassador to the Allied Forces: Lowell P Weicker

Rockefeller's short tenure as President was defined by long and arduous court cases, and the trials of top Nixon Administration officials such as Robert Finch, Edward Brooke, and Sargent Shriver. Minister of Justice Elliot Richardson spear-headed the trials while American Patriots and Centrists alike united behind Gerald Ford in order to make sure that the trials were carried out. In the end, Edward Brooke and Sargent Shriver woudl both be convicted of, among other things, lying to Congress under oath during Congressional hearings about the cost of pieces of The Great Society, and certain military spending bills.

While Rockefeller was able to maintain public sympathy because of his "merciless" persecution of members of the Nixon Administration, that didn't stop the economy from continually worsening. Inflation continued to rise as employment dropped, and Rockefeller's approvals showed that he wouldn't stay popular for long. Among the lawyers that were in charge of prosecuting Nixon Adminsitration officials, besides Minister of Justice Elliot Richardson, there was also a lawyer named Ralph Nader who had worked for the Congressional Committee on Environmental Protection under James Roosevelt.


In order to combat inflation and the deficit left by Kennedy's and Nixon's "errors", Rockefeller agreed to both raise taxes and cut spending. This was not appreciated by the two major parties as they wanted it one way or the other and not a comromise. Rockefeller also delegated pieces of the Great Society to the states in order to relieve the Federal Government and to allow the states to decide for themselves what to cut and what to keep.

In foreign policy, Rockefeller was able to help maintain public approval. He used the final ousting of the Soviets from China, as well as the ousting of the Axis Forces from Iraq and Iran as tools in order to help him get enough support to pass reforms through Congress.

Minsiter of Warfare Rumsfeld would rather have been working on defeating the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany as soon as possible, however, he was tied up in gutting the Pentagon and getting rid of the continued waste that had evolved during the Kennedy/Nixon era.

With an improvement in the war, and the successful prosecution of Nixon Adminsitration officials, Rockefeller had a 53% approval rating at the end of 1979. However, because of his heart condition and his age, he announced that he would not seek a term in his own right, and endorsed MDPWD George Bush of Arizona for the Centrist nomination.

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A note on the music:

In the RSA, music developed more from jazz than from blues (though blues is a sub genre of jazz). In the 1960's, artists began adding heavier back beats along with distortions to jazz pieces involving guitar, piano, bass and drums. With the increasing popularity of psychedelic drug use among youth and artists around this period, music became more confrontational and harder to understand. This came into the mainstream of RSA in around 1967 with the release of the Doors' debut, self titled album. This, as well as jazz, contained some vague elements of blues. The jazzier roots of what became called "Psychedelica" by certain people due to the influence that psychedelic drug use had on the instrumentation and lyrics, was more emphasized by such bands as Chicago that used more horn style in their music. Another prominent Psychedelic group coming from the 1960's was Jefferson Airplane, founded in San Francisco.

In the CSA, meanwhile, a different style of music began to emerge. Led by singer and guitarist Elvis, it was called "Rockabilly", and had influences ranging from country to Gospel, to deep South Black Blues. As the popoularity of drug use even began to spread to the socially conservative Confederacy, music also began to become more distorted, picking up some influences from the Confederacy's neighbors to the North. The prime example for this is the formation of the Rockabilly band Lynyrd Skynyrd, where many effects from Elvis and Southern blues were utilized as well as psychedelic effects and distortion, leading to the modern form of music now called "Rock and Roll". Other bands emerging from the South were Creedance Clearwater Revival and The Allman Brothers Band.
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I hope Reform party wins this time Wink

I most likely won't post the 1984 CSA Election until after the 1980 RSA election and the first term of the newly elected RSA President.
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America and Onward Part XXVI
The American Night; The 1980 Presidential Election

The 1980 Centrist Party National Convention

With a somewhat popular, or at least pitied incumbent President, there was a number of candidates willing to throw their hats into the ring for the Centrist Party nomination. They knew that 1980 would be their best chance to win actual election to the Presidency, and each candidate wanted to be a part of it.

Minister of Domestic Policy and Wealth Distribution George Bush of Arizona
Bush was not only the establishment candidate, he was the son of the founder of the Centrist Party, former Connecticut Congressman Prescott Bush who had run twice for the Presidency. He was endorsed by President Rockefeller, who in 1970 had been the most successful Centrist candidate, wining the state of New York. George Bush had been elected to Congress in 1965, and elected Governor of Arizona in 1970, being re-elected in 1975, and being selected by President Rockefeller to be his Minister of Domestic Policy and Wealth Distribution.

House Centrist Leader Gerald R Ford of Michigan
Gerald Ford had been there at the beginning, having run for Congress in 1953. Upon the announcement of the creation of the Centrist Party, Ford immediately endorsed him and stopped caucusing with the American Patriot Party. Since 1966 he had led the party in Congress, seeking a moderate yet fiscally Conservative approach to everything. He had led the charge against Nixon's domestic plans and had become a hero, not only to fiscally Conservative Centrists, but to some American Patriots as well. He was one of the most across the board respected candidates, and it was believed that he could draw voted from both sides.

Congressman Mark Hatfield of Oregon
Congressman Hatfield originally entered politics when he ran for and won the Governorship of Oregon in 1960. He was re-elected in 1965. He first ran for the Centrist nomination in 1970, but lost to Nelson Rockefeller. However, he was also elected to Congress, giving him a stable political career. In 1975, he won the Centrist nomination running against John Lindsay. However, he lost by a landslide, only winning New Hampshire and its two electoral votes. While favored by the youth and the counterculture, the Centrist Party was not eager to re-elect him.

Congressman John Anderson of Illinois
Perhaps the most Progressive of the candidates, rivaled only by Mark Hatfield, John Anderson was elected to Congress in 1980 as a Centrist. In Congress, he quickly settled into an inner-party dispute between himself and Donald Rumsfeld over the direction of the party. This resulted in Rumsfeld's leaving for the American Patriots. John Anderson was seen only as a repeat of the Nixon Era, and the party was even less enthusiastic about him than Hatfield.

Congresswoman Lenore Romney of Michigan
The last major candidate to throw her name in for the nomination, Lenore Romney was wife of Head of the Council of Economic Advisers George Romney, she was elected to Congress in 1970 with the support of her husband and the support of Gerald Ford. She was seen as a repeat of Margaret Chase Smith, who had been nominated in 1965. However, her candidacy was taken seriously.


After continuouse rounds of balloting, both Romney and Anderson dropped out, with Romney endorsing Bush and Anderson endorsing Hatfield. After the eighth ballot, Ford also dropped out, endorsing Bush. With establishment support, Bush soared to the nomination on the ninth ballot.

Minister of Domestic Policy and Wealth Distribution George Bush-The 1980 Centrist nominee for President
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The 1980 Progressive Party National Convention

With all time low approval ratings, not many leaders of the Progressive Party, such as House Majority Leader Ted Kennedy, were willing to run and risk their political careers. This left a field for smaller candidates, and also for candidates that had been unable to win the nomination in the past. There were a total of three candidates running.

Former Ambassador to the Allied Forces Henry M Jackson of Washington
Jackson was nowhere near the candidate the Progressives wanted. He had been involved in both the Nixon and the Kennedy administrations and was too much of an insider. However, he was the most experienced of the candidates and the most favord by a majority of the delegates.

Congressman George McGovern of South Dakota
A well known and Progressive Congressman, and a rarity because of the fact that he was from South Dakota of all places, George McGovern had already had his shot at the nomination in 1965, losing by a large margin to then-President Barry Goldwater. However, he was willing to try again for the nomination, and had a decent chance because of the willingness of the delegates to separate themselves from the legacy of Nixon.

Congressman Malcolm Little of New York
The third candidate to decide to run for the nomination was the far-left New York congressman Malcolm Little. With a shady past, a police record, and a history of hateful rhetoric towards both Jews and white people, he was the most unlikely of the three to win the nomination. However, his run was historic in the fact that he was the first man of African descent to have won delegates at a major party convention.

After only the first round of balloting, it became clear that Congressman Little would absolutely not be winning the nomination, coming in with a total of 25 delegates. On the second ballot, McGovern took the lead while Little came in with only 10 delegates. Little vowed not to give up, however, on the third ballot, he had zero, so he withdrew his name from the nomination and endorsed McGovern. Because of Jackson's connection to Nixon, despite his experience, he could not win, and McGovern once again won the Progressive Party nomination.

Congressman McGovern accepting the Progressive nomination for President a second time
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The 1980 American Patriot Party National Convention

After a ten year absence from the Presidency, the American Patriots felt ready and willing to take back the capital in New York. Therefore, a large number of candidates, some of which who had been nominated before, stepped up to the plate vying for the nomination.

Governor Barry Goldwater Jr. of California
The heir to a political legacy, Governor Goldwater was the son of former President Barry Goldwater and felt ready to take "the throne". He had a ten year politica career, having been elected to Congress in 1970, and elected Governor of California in 1975. He was the one that the American Patriots felt most enthusiastic about.

House Minority Whip James L Buckley of New York
Having already been nominated, Buckley was still in good standing with the party despite his landslide loss in 1975, and was respected among the delegates. Nevertheless, people felt that it was time for someone else.

House Minority Leader Bob Dole of Kansas
Despite being the 1970 nominee, Dole was also well respected and felt that it was time for another bid. However, his position as the "moderate" candidate among the group made him less popular than the rest. Ultimately, the delegates felt that Conservatism should carry the day.

Former Governor Phil Crane of Illinois
One of the three Conservative candidate vying for the nomination, Crane had lost re-election in 1975 to his Centrist opponent. However, he felt that he had hope of carrying the day for Conservatism and threw his hat into the ring.

After the second ballot, Crane bowed out, endorsing Goldwater. At the fifth ballot, Buckley dropped out saying that 1980 was not his year. He also endorsed the young Goldwater. With the endorsements of two former opponents, and with most of the Conservatives backing him, Governor Goldwater won the nomination on the sixth ballot.

Governor Barry Goldwater Jr.- The son of a President and the 1980 American Patriot nominee for President
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This is very good. Keep it coming!

I would probably vote for Bush over the has-been McGovern. I'm hopeful that he can ride Rocky's popularity to victory, but with the center-left dominating the previous decade, I think this election may go to Goldwater.
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« Reply #112 on: December 09, 2010, 11:17:31 pm »
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My only concern is that you don't use photos from the era; Little I can understand but not George!

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My only concern is that you don't use photos from the era; Little I can understand but not George!



I wasn't sure what pictures to use, and I assumed that by 1980 he would look older. I'll look on wiki and google images to find photos relating to the specific time.
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Just changed the McGovern photos. The one on the bottom is of him at the 1980 DNC, so it should be pretty accurate.
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Following the American Patriot National Convention, another candidate would step out. He was John Schmitz, the sole member of the American Independent Party in Congress and a leader of a group of Paleo-Conservatives.

While we have fought this foreign war for years, only a few fringe candidates have bothered to opposed it. Even the American Patriots have only had one openly anti-war candidate. I have made the decision to run for the Presidency of these Renewed States to finally give true conservatism a chance.


Schmitz would find little support among many people, even among Conservatives and American Independents, and garnered very few endorsements. Not even congressional candidate and fellow Paleo-Conservative Dr. Ron Paul (AP-PA) would endorse him.
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Governor Goldwater of California Elected President!
After a tough campaign that came mainly between Bush and Goldwater, both benefactors of political legacies, Bush's momentum stalled while McGovern lingered in third. Leading up to election day it appeared that the Progressive Party would be exteremely marginalized as Bush was picking up a large amount of disaffected Progressives. The 1980 election would make history because of it being the first time that Alaska would be given the right to vote, that having been undertaken by President Rockefeller in early 1980. While under ordinary circumstances the new state might have gone for Goldwater, because of what Rockefeller did for the state, it went by a very narrow margin for Bush. The addition of Alaska added one electoral vote to the election, and the state would also vote in one representative to the House of Elected. This upped both the election and Congress to 119.



Goldwater-62 electoral votes
Bush-45 electoral votes
McGovern-12 electoral votes
John Schmitz-0 electoral votes

Historically Significant Congressional Races:

In Michigan, both Congresswoman Romney and Congressman Ford were re-elected.

In New York, Congressman Little lost re-election due to the amount of anti-Progressive sentiment. However, Congresswoman Chisholm won re-election.

In South Dakota, while losing his home state in the election, McGovern also lost re-election to his American Patriot opponent.

In New York, Congressman James L Buckley was re-elected.

In Illinois, Congressman John Anderson was re-elected.

In Oregon, Congressman Mark Hatfield was re-elected.

In Pennsylvania, American Patriot Dr. Ron Paul was elected to Congress having been defeated in his 1975 bid.

In New York, Chuck Schumer was elected as a Progressive.

In Alaska, in its first ever RS Congressional Race, businessman Ted Stevens was elected to Congress, defeating Progressive Alaskan Governor Mike Gravel, who had been appointed by Nelson Rockefeller, for the seat.

Historically Significant Gubernatorial Races:

In Illinois, former Governor Phil Crane was re-elected in the anti-Progressive wave.

In Pennsylavania, Centrist Bob casey was elected Governor.

In Connecticut, Ambassador to Allied Forces and former Congressman Lowell P Weicker was elected Governor.

In Vermont, Congressman Pete duPont, who was a member of the prominent duPont family, which had moved away from Delaware after it was taken over by the Confdereacy, was elected Governor.
In the biggest suprise of the night, writer and brother of James L Buckley, William F Buckley, was elected Governor of New York, beating Centrist/Progressive John Lindsay.
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nice update but terrible results.,..
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nice update but terrible results.,..

Do you find the results inaccurate, or just going against what you hoped for?
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nice update but terrible results.,..

Do you find the results inaccurate, or just going against what you hoped for?

Speaking for myself, the latter. I don't think the results are inaccurate. As I've stated before, there would probably be fatigue against the Centrists after a Centrist and a Centrist-leaning Progressive dominated the last decade. And McGovern would be old news by this point, so I think the marginalization of the Progressives is justified.
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The results are accurate Wink
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America and Onward Part XXVII
Peace in Our Time; The First Term of Barry Goldwater Jr.

Minister of Domestic Policy: Alan Greenspan
Minister of Diplomacy: Paul Laxalt
Minister of Warfare: Donald Rumsfeld
Minister of Justice: Robert Taft Jr.
Ambassador to the Allied Forces: Robert Dole

On January 1st, 1981, Governor Barry Goldwater Jr. took the Oath of Office, administered to him by then-Minister of Justice Elliot Richardson, and fulfilled his father's legacy by becoming President of the Renewed States of America.

Among his first acts as President, he garnered enough support from Congress to do several smaller acts which his father had intended to do but had never gotten done. Congress passed his small intiatives to rename the Ministry of Domestic Policy and Wealth Redistribution the Ministry of Domestic Policy. Also, Goldwater, with Congress, made the Council of Economic Advisers part of the newly renamed ministry. Lastly among his early small accomplishments, he destroyed the cabinet position "Governor of Alaska", and with local Alaskan leadership, including support from Congressman Ted Stevens, scheduled a special election in 1982 for Governor. This would be only the second time that Alaska would vote in an election determining its leadership or Congressional representation, the first having been the 1980 election.

With Congressman Donald Rumsfeld as Minister of Warfare, Goldwater called on the HoE to eliminate the draft, saying that it was archaic and the only dictatorships would need a draft. Goldwater also called on Congress to pass the Patriot Act, which boosted military funding for the next five years (1982-1986), claiming that with that extra funding, the Renewed States, along with the Allied Forces, could beat the Axis Forces who were at that point losing, and could force the Soviet Union to crumble. Intelligence estimates said that the USSR was near the brink of collapse.

In Goldwater's 1982 Governmental Review, the entire federal government was audited, looking for any wasted left behind from the Kennedy/Nixon era. The review swept all departments, even auditing the Council of Economic Advisors for waste. The result was that a large amount of waste hidden in the Ministry of Justice was eliminated, as well as smaller amounts of waste in the Ministries of Justice, Warfare, and Diplomacy.

In late 1982, Goldwater's Patriot Act began to pay off with crucial victories in Southeastern Europe. Years of fighting in the "underbelly of Nazi Germany" resulted in several puppet regimes surrendering.

As part of his domestic agenda, Goldwater passed any and all tax cuts that were believed not to effect the deficit. This was greeted with much applause by the middle class, who had been under the burden of Kennedy, Nixon, and Rockefeller tax hikes. Businesses were also relieved as they had been forced to operate with around 40% of their profits going away every year. It was expected that an economic boom was soon to happen, and Minister of Domestic Policy Greenspan was confident about it.

Minister of Domestic Policy Alan Greenspan-The 'brain' behind Goldwater's economic agenda

By 1983, Italy was a complete member of the Allied Forces, while the puppet regimes of Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, and Bosnia and Herzegovia were all but gone. the Allied Forces, under the command of Renewed States general Colin Powell, along with French and British military leaders, were moving into Germany, Serbia and Montenegro, and Hungary. In December of 1983, the largest single military operation undertaken by the Renewed States of America was scheduled to happen. Led by Colin Powell, Allied Forces woudl break the Hitler's front lines, while at the same time a seperate group, led by French and Greek forces would deliver the "fatal blow" to the Axis underbelly, striking at several small countries in Southeastern Europe. The Berlin Blitz was about to begin.

We are well on our way to victory. Soon, the Iron Curtain that has seperate Eastern Europe from the rest of the world will have been torn in two while Democracy spreads throughout these lands which we have fought and bled for. After Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union have fallen, and their failed ideologies forgotten, only then will the world be free. Then we may go home and enjoy our comforts. But here, and now, we must march forward.
-General Colin Powell, December 8th, 1983, the eve of the "Berlin Blitz"

General Colin Powell; A new leading face in the Renewed States Military

Despite a small amount of protest for the war, coming mainly from Congressman Mark Hatfield and former Congressman John Schmitz, there were even Paleo-Conservatives who supported it. Both Congressman Ron Paul and Minister of Justice Robert Taft were pushing for an effort to win the war as best as possible, and then to recall the military. This path was supported by President Goldwater, however, Centrists, Progressives, and a large amount of American Patriots believed that the military should stick around until all of the countries were properly functioning.

In the Berlin Blitz, which occured on December 9th, 1983, English and American forces* surged into the country side of Germany, while French, Italian, and Greek forces swept into Southeastern Europe. The official invasion lasted two weeks. Two long weeks for the Axis Forces, who were scrambling for a foothold in their own territory. As Allied Forces approached Berlin in the dead of winter on Christmas Eve, and a large amount of small countries to Germany's south surrendered, German dictator and leader of the Axis Forces Udo Voigt committed suicide, shooting himself in the head, in the names of his Fuhrer, Adolf Hitler, the first leader of Nazi Germany.

Udo Voight April 14th, 1952-December 24, 1983; 4th Fuhrer of Nazi Germany (January 3rd, 1983-December 24, 1983)

With Voight's suicide, troop moral completely collapsed. The Allied Forces marched through to Berlin, capturing it on New Year's Eve. With that major remaining members of the Nazi Party went into hiding, many fleeing the country. On January 6th, 1984, after a call from General Colin Powell and talks with Minister of Warfare Robert Dole, President Goldwater declared victory over the Axis Forces, which had dissolved in the time between December 24th and January 6th, a period of twelve days.

With victory declared, the President rook a tour of America. Everywhere, there was a sense of renewal, after the troubled 70's. Everywhere, it seemed that there was a renewed sense of hope and optimism. With the economy recovering and with victory over a forty year old enemy, President Goldwater's approvals shot up 68%.

However, there was still work to be done. With the USSR looming East of Poland, and with skirmishes in the dessert continuing, it was clear that World War II, which had begun in 1939, was not yet over.

On the domestic front, it was beginning to appear that an economic boom was forthcoming. With Goldwater's tax cuts as well as increased production because of the military, the economy was well on the road to recovery by the time 1984 rolled around.

As the economy recovered and the USSR showed signs of crumbling, it was no surprise when President Goldwater announced that he would be running for re-election. No credible challengerws to the nominatino were forthcoming.

*Under a program President Connally of the CSA started in 1977, around 3,000 Confederate soldiers joined RS ranks every year in order to help battle communism and fascism. It wass a small number, however, when haggling with a Congress that was against involvement with the RSA, it was the best President Connally could do. That act was one that started an alliance between that CSA and RSA (with certain civil rights concessions) that would later grow during the eighties.

Congressional Balance of Power 1981-1986
American Patriots-67; Leader-James L Buckley
Progressives-36-37*; Leader-Frank Church
Centrists-14-15*; Leader-Gerald R Ford

*In 1982, Mark Hatfield switched his party affiliation to Progressive
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« Reply #122 on: December 13, 2010, 12:59:20 pm »
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Sorry about making the 4th Fuhrer Udo Voigt, who would've only been around 31 at the time. If there are any suggestions as to who to change it to, I welcome them. I'm trying to compile a list of the Fuhrers, beginning with Hitler, then Arnold Gehlen, then I don't know, then either Voigt or whoever someone suggests to replace him.
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Note: The first term of Barry II isn't done yet. What is above is just what I've put up so far. Right nwo, it's only on 1964, however, the update will be filled in within the week (in theory). I'm also trying to work on a reasonable list of the Fuhrer's of Germany.
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Note: The first term of Barry II isn't done yet. What is above is just what I've put up so far. Right nwo, it's only on 1964, however, the update will be filled in within the week (in theory). I'm also trying to work on a reasonable list of the Fuhrer's of Germany.

Barry II's term is complete now.

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