My Confederate Series – 1885

My Confederate Series – 1885

In 1879, Gen. PGT Beauregard of Louisiana and Secretary of State JLM Curry of Alabama were elected President and Vice President, respectively. However, the Beauregard administration has not been viewed in a positive light. The country is in the midst of a severe depression, and President Beauregard has been blamed for it, resulting in his being the most unpopular President in the young history of the Confederate States. The primary reason for the country’s tanking economy, however, seems to be slavery, which has led many countries to cut off trade with states still practicing slavery. In turn, many states have now abolished slavery, leaving Alabama, Mississippi, and South Carolina as the only states where it exists, albeit in very small numbers. As a result, the election of 1885 expects to be a close one, and the Democrats’ hold on the Presidency is in real jeopardy. The New Republicans have chosen to ditch their name in order to attract moderate Democrats who would never vote for a “Republican”, and have taken up the name of the party from which they derived: Whig. The Whigs’ leading candidate for President seems to be Gen. James Longstreet, who was named Minister to the United Kingdom by President Beauregard, and the leading candidate for the Confederate-American Party is Sen. Zebulon Baird Vance. Vice President JLM Curry is facing some tough competition on the Democratic side, including from Attorney General Augustus Garland. Candidates are as follows:

Democrats

  • VP JLM Curry
  • Att. Gen. Augustus Garland
  • Chief Justice LQC Lamar II
  • Sen. Richard Coke
  • Sen. Joe Brown
  • Sen. Matt Ransom

What-if?s

  • President PGT Beauregard
  • former Secretary of State and the Treasury RMT Hunter
  • Rep. Clifton Breckinridge

Whigs

  • Minister to the U.K. and General James Longstreet
  • Sen. William Mahone
  • Judge Robert William Hughes
  • Fmr. Rep. and Mayor Robert Van Horn
  • Fmr. Rep. Curtis Hooks Brogden

What-if?

  • Fmr. Sen. James Alcorn

Confederate-American

  • Sen. Zebulon Baird Vance

*For a history of My Confederate Series see http://270soft.ipbhost.com/topic/14754-basic-history-of-my-confederate-series/

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