United States 1936


After his first term in office, Franklin D. Roosevelt has begun instituting his New Deal to combat the effects of the Great Depression. He is very popular with the working class, and has faced opposition from wealthy captains of industry and fiscal conservatives. The Republicans plan on mounting a challenge, but their frontrunner is much more a moderate. This scenario also allows the option of an alternate history, where Huey Long survives his assassination and mounts a challenge to Roosevelt, either as a challenger within the Democratic Party, or as a viable Third Party challenge with his Share Our Wealth Party, as it’s candidate or through a proxy candidate.