2017-07-13 02:41:53 UTC
For the PoD I will go with the tried and true 1916 one, "Mr. Hughes goes to the White House. Mr. Hughes goes to war. Mr. Hughes and his party pol pals get sent packing 1918-1920"
So, we have Democrats ruling White House and the Congress from the 1920 election on for awhile.
What will be similar to OTL and what will be different, besides the names of the parties in power.
I think we can safely say a succession of Democratic Administrations in the 1920s would be more deferential to the south and its racial views and that the south would have more federal patronage.
Other than on race, where the Democrats would be the more reactionary party, how would Democratic policies compare with the Harding, Coolidge and Hoover Administrations.
I think David Tenner said once that the advantage in the Democratic Party in 1920 would lie with its more liberal progressive factions than conservative ones.
How would liberal/progressive led Democrats govern in the 1920s.
They have no Great Depression to play off of, but what reforms might they pursue or not pursue with regard to organized labor, regulatory and budgetary matters?
How would they differ from or continue "Hughesian internationalism" in foreign, colonial and defense policy?
Various foreign policy issues include intervention in Caribbean affairs, the Washington Naval Treaty and associated treaties on China, German reparations and Allied war debts, preparations/timelines for Philippines independence, the Irish question, especially early in the 1920s and whether to recognize the USSR or not.
What about Prohibition and immigration regulations?
Do economic cycles mainly go as in OTL, or do the 20s "roar" less for America?
If economic cycles largely track with OTL, what's the range of responses to the Great Depression that would be tolerable to the Republican politicians of the alternate early 1930s?