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Alternate History - No 22nd Amendment

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So this will just be crafting an alternate history based around the 22nd Amendment never being proposed due to the fact that FDR never dies in 1945. With his physical health declining, Roosevelt is nonetheless determined to seek a fifth term in office to pass his Second Bill of Rights through Congress. He faces one inter party challenger, southern Senator Richard Russell, who he is expected to defeat easily. Meanwhile, the Republicans have a clear frontrunner in Thomas Dewey, 1944's nominee. Nationally, the Democrats lead, but will Strom Thurmond and the Dixiecrats prevent their victory?

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New Hampshire Primary Results

 

Republican Primary

 

Dewey - 53.5% - 5 delegates

Stassen - 15.5% - 1 delegate

MacArthur - 12.1% - 1 delegate

Vandenburg - 10.2% - 1 delegate

Others - 7.7%

 

Democratic Primary

Roosevelt - 81.4% - 8 delegates

Russel - 18.6%

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Projections as of Mar. 21st 1948

 

Democratic Primary - Roosevelt renominated

Republican Primary - NOM, Dewey would be 96 short of nomination

 

 

General Election - Leaning Democratic, electoral vote count at 336/137/36 (Thurmond)/20 (undecided)

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Wisconsin Primary Results

 

Republicans:

 

Dirksen - 36.6% - 12 delegates

MacArthur - 22.6% - 7 delegates

Stassen - 12.8% - 4 delegates

Vandenberg - 10.7% - 3 delegates

 

Democrats

Roosevelt - 98.8% - 26 delegates

Russell -- 1.2%

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Illinois Primary Results

 

Republicans:

Dirksen - 51.6% - 45 delegates

Taft - 14.7% - 13 delegates

 

Democrats:

Roosevelt - 99.5% - 58 delegates

Russell - 0.5%

 

Nebraska Primary Results

 

Republicans:

Stassen - 37% - 7 delegates

Dewey - 15.2% - 3 delegates

Taft - 13.4% - 2 delegates

Vandenburg - 11.8% - 2 delegates

Warren - 11.5% - 2 delegates

 

Democrats:

Roosevelt - 99.1% - 16 delegates

Russell - 0.9%

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Since more primaries are occurring, I'll provide a final update when the primaries conclude. I'll also update if any candidates drop out

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BREAKING NEWS:

 

American Radio News Network can now report that Jews in the British Mandate of Palestine have declared their independence. David Ben-Gurion will now lead the new state of Israel

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Just now, LegolasRedbard said:

BREAKING NEWS:

 

American Radio News Network can now report that Jews in the British Mandate of Palestine have declared their independence. David Ben-Gurion will now lead the new state of Israel

BREAKING NEWS:

Just one day after declaring independence, the State of Israel has been invaded by it's Arab neighbours. More updates to follow

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ROOSEVELT RE-NOMINATED!

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The President won 90.8% of the primary vote, with Richard Russell's support only in the South. He has taken Harry S. Truman, the incumbent Vice President, as his running mate again

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DEWEY NOMINATED ONCE AGAIN, BEATING HAROLD STASSEN

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He has taken Earl Warren, his primary opponent,  as his running mate

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DEWEY DEFEATS ROOSEVELT

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In the biggest political upset in years, President Roosevelt's assured victory turned overnight into a comfortable win for New York's governor. He won by almost 5%, despite every major poll predicting that Roosevelt would win in a landslide. President-Elect Dewey offered his commiserations to Roosevelt, saying "the President has dedicated many years to public service, and I am grateful for his many acheivements." The President did not give a concession speech, instead retiring to Georgia for recouperation.

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The Dewey Cabinet (1949 - 1953)

 

President: Thomas Dewey

Vice President: Earl Warren

Secretary of State: John Foster Dulles

Secretary of the Treasury: Elliot Bell

Secretary of Defence: Dwight D. Eisenhower

Attorney General: Thomas J. Herbert

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Election 1952

 

President Dewey has found himself open from criticism from all angles. His non-interventionist stance has meant that the US has stayed out of the Korean War, which led to the communist North conquering the South. Both parties are divided on whether to aid the ongoing resistance forces in the South. This has led to rabid anti-communist Joseph McCarthy, the leader of the anti-communist movement, challenging the President for the Republican nomination. Meanwhile, the Democrats are divided, with the frontrunners Estes Kefauver,  Richard Russell (who unsuccessfully challenged President Roosevelt in 1948) and former Vice President Harry Truman

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3 hours ago, LegolasRedbard said:

Election 1952

 

President Dewey has found himself open from criticism from all angles. His non-interventionist stance has meant that the US has stayed out of the Korean War, which is still a stalemate. Many want the US to intervene to secure a victory against the communists, but Dewey is refusing to intervene. This has led to rabid anti-communist Joseph McCarthy, the leader of the anti-communist movement, challenging the President for the Republican nomination. Meanwhile, the Democrats are divided, with the frontrunners Estes Kefauver,  Richard Russell (who unsuccessfully challenged President Roosevelt in 1948) and former Vice President Harry Truman

The Korean War is STILL stalemate when the U.S., who contributed 90% of the UN forces, stayed out? I know popular stereotype might say Kim Il-sung invaded with peasant militia with torches and pitchforks, but, to be honest, his invading army was quite frightening, even by the standards of the day.

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3 hours ago, Patine said:

The Korean War is STILL stalemate when the U.S., who contributed 90% of the UN forces, stayed out? I know popular stereotype might say Kim Il-sung invaded with peasant militia with torches and pitchforks, but, to be honest, his invading army was quite frightening, even by the standards of the day.

That is an important point.  The NKians, backed by the Soviets, steamrolled the SKians before American help saved them from being expelled from the peninsula.

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ELEANOR ROOSEVELT MAKES HISTORY, DECLARES CANDIDACYY

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Eleanor Roosevelt, in a rally in New York yesterday announced her candidacy for President of the United States. Roosevelt has become more vocal in her political advocacy since her late husband's death, and her candidacy is a major step forward for women in politics

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1 minute ago, LegolasRedbard said:

ELEANOR ROOSEVELT MAKES HISTORY, DECLARES CANDIDACYY

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Eleanor Roosevelt, in a rally in New York yesterday announced her candidacy for President of the United States. Roosevelt has become more vocal in her political advocacy since her late husband's death, and her candidacy is a major step forward for women in politics

You didn't address the Korean War anomaly?

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BREAKING NEWS:

 

Revolutionaries in Bolivia have started an armed rebellion to overthrow the government of Hugo Ballivian

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3 minutes ago, LegolasRedbard said:

BREAKING NEWS:

 

Revolutionaries in Bolivia have started an armed rebellion to overthrow the government of Hugo Ballivian

I just looked this Ballivian guy up now, and I can't say I have much sympathy for the old, out-of-touch, virtual-aristocrat and his unbending, paleoconservative, big-land-owning, corrupt, oligarchic friends and supporter, or that I blame said revolutionaries at all, to be honest.

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BREAKING NEWS:

President Dewey has won re-nomination, and will run again with Earl Warren. On the Democratic side, the nominee is former Vice President Truman, who will run with Senator Alben Barkley of Kentucky

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DEWEY DEFEATS TRUMAN!

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President Dewey won 324 electoral votes, well over the 266 needed to win, but Harry S. Truman won an overall majority in the popular vote. This has caused many to question the Electoral College system, but electoral reform is unlikely under the current administration

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2 minutes ago, LegolasRedbard said:

DEWEY DEFEATS TRUMAN!

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President Dewey won 324 electoral votes, well over the 266 needed to win, but Harry S. Truman won an overall majority in the popular vote. This has caused many to question the Electoral College system, but electoral reform is unlikely under the current administration

How the Hell did a Republican win Virginia in 1952?

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The Dewey Cabinet (1953 - 1957)

 

President: Thomas Dewey

Vice President: Earl Warren

Secretary of State: John Foster Dulles

Secretary of the Treasury: Elliot Bell

Secretary of Defence: Dwight D. Eisenhower

Attorney General: Thomas J. Herbert

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22 minutes ago, Patine said:

How the Hell did a Republican win Virginia in 1952?

Virginia became solidly Republican with a Republican blowout in 1952. From 1952-2004 it only went Democrat one (Like the Rest of the nation in 1964). So this is historically accurate as a watershed moment for a growing Republican tide in the south. Even in 1964 it was 53-46.

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