I added a few more parties to the Australia 2016 scenario (Family First, One Nation). I probably will add some more sometime.
After two landslide victories over the Tories in 1997 and 2001, Tony Blair’s Labour looks to be in a more precarious position going into the 2005 General Election. Britain’s controversial intervention in Iraq with the USA has seen the Prime Minister’s popularity plummet, and the government’s polling lead narrow significantly as the troubled Tory opposition restores some semblance of unity under former Home Secretary Michael Howard, and the Lib Dems take advantage of their anti war stance to increase their support.
Can Labour overcome their difficulties to win a record breaking third term in the style of their past two triumphs? Or will the Tories be able to bridge the gap and form their first government in eight years? And can charismatic Scot Charles Kennedy lead his Lib Dems to he breakthrough to major party status that they have been aspiring to for so long?
1984 US Election
This scenario is a greatly updated and expanded version of the 1984 scenario that was begun by Victor. It was created by the Historical Scenario Commission on November 12, 2017 and it can be downloaded here: United States – 1984v2.0
This scenario, while traditionally a landslide victory for Reagan, allows for potentially a more competitive election as several what-if candidates are included, all of whom may have fared better than Mondale.
Further additions include: Governors and senators as endorsers and surrogates, historical events, primary dates set, issues updated, etcetera–a whole sale update to the other 1984 scenario.
After Cyrus Vance has come under fire can an insurgent write-in campaign win?
Please note: This had to be made for PMI due to various bugs I encountered trying to make this in PI.
- More events
- Tory committed and leaning changed as they dropped support easily whereas in the real campaign they gained votes during the campaign
- Major’s experience boosted to 5 and corruption reduced to 1 (the various scandals of the campaign are among the events added)
- Candidate strengths of scandal hit candidates (Neil Hamilton etc. reduced to 1).
For Prime Minister Infinity – U.K.
With the US having closed the border due to fears of mad cow disease the cattle producers have had a disastorous Summer, the harvest has been mediocre and SPUDCO, a failed potato processing plant venture has cost $28 million in a province that’s already struggling economically. There’s a lack of education and 2/3 of the voters want a change. The province also faces its perennial problem of young people leaving and the lowest proportion of working age people in Canada. (A Sioraf as Na Cillini port of the Saskatchewan Decides – 2003 scenario by Chris Colbow).