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  1. ((Oops, my bad. That's okay, I didn't want to play a President. But I apologize to everyone else!))
  2. ((Holy crap! Federalists will either rule forever or go down in flames. I'm surprised we got re-elected! Congrats, Prez! By the way, is it fair to assume that the Massachusetts protest vote was just for another Federalist closer to their line? The same thing happened with George Clinton being nominated as an alternate Democratic-Republic OTL, right? I just say this in the hopes of staving off a third party - unless folks want to run as Tories also?))
  3. Vice President Baldwin pledges his support to re-elect President Bunt and urges unity in the party and the country behind our national hero.
  4. lol ((Let's kill off Baldwin at a nice ripe age so he can see the world burn. Age of 92 would put him to 1862. So let's say he's born: April 27, 1770, in Murderkill Hundred, Delaware (yes, that's a real place); died: December 9, 1862)) (edit, misspelled the name)
  5. ((Baldwin was born 1770. 1807 was the most recent gubernatorial in Delaware, so he won't be finishing that term.))
  6. ((Wow! That was a close one indeed. Federalists are pretty interesting in this timeline, especially because they've just elected another President out of Virginia from their own party. Neither Pres nor Veep are even from New England, also. All in all, this seems like kind of a last-ditch effort for the Federalists. Things could get pretty nasty if our administration can't pull it off.)) ((Yeah, it seems the Presidents have been historically on-track so far. Electing another Federalist is probably the biggest single divergence we'll have taken so far. The political implications in th
  7. Silas Baldwin Governor, State of Delaware Federalist Governor Baldwin seeks to be a unifying force between sectional interests and runs for President on a platform of sovereignty, prosperity, and liberty. In financing the young federal government, Baldwin would approve of new tariffs only if economic conditions worsened and has made a point to praise the fiscal dexterity of the Aldrige administration. The Governor has put forward the possibility that if new tariffs are to be enacted on behalf of northern interests, that certain Southern ports be exempted from such additional taxes. Addi
  8. Right, that's what I'm saying as well. It's my argument that Moon and Kim and probably China as well read the writing on the wall about Trump re: launching a war in North Korea, which goes against the long-term goals of all three of those powers (all three want to integrate slowly and avoid war or other upsets) and figured that the best way to avoid that was to paint him into a corner by re-igniting peace talks. The talks in Korea right now are exceptionally low-risk. Talks happen all the time and the same shit has been discussed over and over again since the 1990s (though I will say the
  9. This. But also, I don't attribute a single bit of the talks between the Koreas to President Trump. If anything, the talks occurred precisely in spite of him.
  10. ((Thanks for the updates and dedicate, everyone!))
  11. ((Jacob William Henderson, born: 1736 died: 1802))
  12. Former Vice President Henderson sends congratulations to President-Elect Aldridge.
  13. ((Wow! A lot happened today. This has never happened in American history - a sitting President being elected Vice President is, well, unprecedented in the US. It has happened elsewhere, but not under these circumstances. And once again, we have a President and Vice President of opposing parties - again, having this happen twice never happened in the US. It's good story-telling and is really interesting. I think what would happen realistically, assuming a literal civil war doesn't break out, is that Congress would strengthen its position against the executive branch and try to devalue the impor
  14. ((Good stuff! This is going to be another exciting election))
  15. ((No. Traditionally, the vast majority of US Federal income has been from the tariffs and interstate consumption taxes, while income for states and municipalities was in the form of property taxes. Before the early 1900s, income tax as a concept was in a constitutional gray area and was still experimental. But it also made sense in a mostly rural nation (the US was not even 50% urban-based until the 1920 Census), whereas in today's more urban society, most people's wealth is through their wages, not land. One of the hold-overs of the old use of property taxes in the US is the way school fundin
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