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OTL equivalent: States of, Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, and Florida
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Flag of Dixie Seal of Dixie
Dixie in red

Prosperity (English)

Anthem "Dixie"
(and largest city)
Language English
Demonym Dixian, Southerner (unofficial)
Government Republic
  legislature Congress of Dixie
President Philip Bredesen
Population 71,652,097 
Established 2006
Independence from United States
Currency Dixie Dollar
Organizations American Union
Dixie is a republic located in the southeast in the North American continent founded in 2006 through the North American Treaty. The nation is one of the largest in the American Union but not apart of the offered currency. The current President of Dixie is Philip Bredesen of the Social Liberal Party.

Politics of Dixie

Dixie is a constitutional republic with an elected bicameral Congress and a President elected every four years. The President is elected though an American type system of delegate type primary but using popular vote in the general election. The President can hold the office for up to two terms. The Congress is composed of 400, members in the House of Representatives and ten senators from each state totaling 100 members in the Senate. Senators are elected through a process where a vote for a Representative also goes toward the party list statewide and a percentage of the votes is then translated into Senate seats. Each state is given a bicameral legislature, but West Virgina and Virginia opt to have a unicameral legislature

Political Parties

The three main political parties are the Conservative Party, Social Liberal Party, and the Better Dixie Party. The Progressive Party has also has some success at the federal and state levels. The Conservative Party is a more center-right, pro American Union party which has been the main rival of the Social Liberal Party since the country's founding. The Social Liberal Party, center to center-left, has controlled the presidency since 2006 with former Tennessee governor Philip Bredesen but has changed control of the congress at times. The Better Dixie Party is a christian-conservative, contiscpetic party which has came under fire in the past years since some of it's members were registered Ku Klux Klan members. The party states it's not racist, but a moral christian party that stands for all citizens. The Progressive Party has won some seats at the national level and elected some members to the AU Parliament.
Party Spectrum Leader Seats in the House of Representatives (400 in total) Seats in the Senate (100 in total) Seats in AU AU Party Seats in Kentucky/Tennessee/North Carolina/South Carolina/Florida/Mississippi/Alabama/Georgia lower houses Seats in Kentucky/Tennessee/North Carolina/South Carolina/Florida/Mississippi/Alabama/Georgia Senates Seats in West Virgina/Virgina Legislatures Local council seats
Conservative Party center-right Marco Rubio 182 49 95 American People's Party 49/39/52/55/45/71/49 28/30/37/37/35/27/32/25 37/58 4,769
Social Liberal Party center, center-left Philip Bredesen 179 43 34 Union of Liberals and Democrats 30/45/30/69/30/10/49 20/30/44/23/40/14/10/32 32/54 4,599
Better Dixie Party conservatism, contiscepticism Jack Senen 34 7 23 American Conservatives and Reformers 6/5/5/2/7/4/2 1/1/1/1/0/3/2/1 2/1 1,390
Progressive Party center-left, progressive Albert Gore 5 1 3 Social Democrats and Progressives 0/0/1/2/1/1/2 0/0/0/0/1/0/0/2 1/2 699

2006 General election

In the first election at the House and Senate levels the Conservative Party was on track to gain a good set of seats and have a majority in both houses. Though a strong national Presidential ticket of the Social-Progressive Liberal Coalition (a fusion of the two leftest parties to not split their national votes) allowed for the Social Liberal Party to win more seats than expected.  The Better Dixie Party was also able to obtain a high level of seats but chose not to host a presidential candidate, which did not affect their overall outcome. With a Conservative Party plurality and a moderate SLP president in Philip Breseden they were able to construct a bi-partisan constitution, some progressive corporate and income taxation, and the set up basic social programs. The House and Senate could not support some AU reforms and didn't pass major parts of a regulation act called the Dixie Safety Act, and could only pass about 5% of it. Through the first part of the global recession unemployment rose to about 7.9% but stayed there and became a issue in the next election.

Party Seats in the House (400 in total) Senate (100 in total)
Conservative Party 179 48
Social Liberal Party 175 46
Better Dixie Party 39 6
Progressive Party 7 0

Presidential Race

In the Conservative Party primary the main frontrunner for the office of president was former Florida Governor Jeb Bush and while having no other competition in the Primary, a lack of choice may have been a problem for the party. Only one other person ran against Jeb Bush in the Primaries which was a Kentucky shop owner, Jack Montilo, which was only able to gain 1.8% of the vote and four delegates out of 1800. Although Jeb Bush was a strong choice the name recognition to Former United States President George W. Bush was his down fall in the General election. Jeb Bush chose Alabama governor Bob Riley as his running mate during the convention.


Delegates won (1800 in total)

Percentage of votes won States carried
Jeb Bush 1795 98.0% all states
Jack Montilo 4 1.8% none
other 1 0.2% none

With the Better Dixie Party not in the race to split the more conservative vote, the Social Liberal and Progressive Party agreed to run one candidate on one ticket. There were three main candidates in the SLP-PP primaries, Philip Breseden, a moderate from the SLP, Al Gore, former VP candidate from the Progressive Party, and a revolution leader Harriet Gamensen, a leader of the Progressive Party. In the first week two primaries were held in Tennessee and South Carolina, both in which Breseden won and Gore finished in second place. The Gore campaign tried to show his experience and leadership skills could win an election and during the general election. In the third week of the primaries Gore won the state of North Carolina, in a close race were he won only 50% of the delegates and Breseden won 48% of the delegates. After the NC primary Gamensen dropped out due to low popularity and endorsed Gore. In the fourth week of campaigning, five states held there primaries, Virginia, West Virgina, Kentucky, Mississippi, and Alabama all going for Breseden in very close races. With Breseden on the edge of victory, only 30% of the vote in the final two primaries would help him win the race. In the final fifth week, Gore won Florida with 58% of the vote, while Breseden won 59% of the vote in Georgia. After the victory night for Breseden he announced he would choose Gore as his VP pick.

Candidate Delegates won (2000 in total) Percentage of votes States carried
Philip Breseden 1,098 53.5% Tennessee,South Carolina, Virgina, West Virginia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia
Al Gore 879 43.9% North Carolina, Florida
Harriet Gamensen 22 2.5% none
other 1 0.1% none
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States won by the SLP-PP ticket in red, Conservative Party wins in Blue

In the general election a strong ground game and a moderate SLP-PP candidate was able to extend vote totals in urban more populated areas. Through five weeks of campaigning the SLP-PP fusion was able to hold over 50% of the vote consistently in opinion polls.

Ticket Party Percentage States Carried
Breseden/Gore SLP-PP 52.6% Florida, Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee
Bush/Riley Conservative Party 46.3% Alabama, Mississippi, Kentucky, West Virgina, South Carolina
other other 1.1%

2007 Freedom of Continent "Obama Provision" Referendum


No! For Dixie Rights logo


Yes! For a Better Continent logo

Dixie in the 2007 Referendum

States in Yellow voted by a majority for a Yes vote. While Virginia and North Carolina voted Yes with a clear majority, West Virginia only vote for it by 51%. Florida did the same, by voting 51% against while the rest of the states in blue voted no by 55% or more.

In 2007 the American Union passed the Freedom of Continent Act which included three parts, the first to centralize banking with the American Union Bank which was approved by Dixie. The second was an optional currency called the American Dollar which was denied by all but five countries. The last was a popular provision allowing for easier travel, trade and transport of people and goods across national lines. The provision was denied by their neighbor Texas, but the government of Dixie was split on approving it or not. The House (by a vote of 328-59) and the Senate (97-2), in September, then put the provision to a National Referendum on December 17th, to approve or deny it. The Referendum needed just a simple majority for it to pass. In September two campaigns came out on each side, the "Yes! For a Better Continent", supported by the Social Liberal Party and the Progressive Party, and the "No! For Dixie Rights", supported by the Conservative Party and the Contisceptic Better Dixie Party. The country was already mad at the AU when the power of some regulation and banking was taken away, and the issue of member state rights was used greatly by the no campaign. While, along the issues and along ideology, the referendum should have been an easy win for the No Campaign, the popularity of the Provision still cam through and the No Campaign won 54% of the vote.
Date Yes vote No vote Undecided
September 20th, 2007 36% 60% 4%
September 25th, 2007 35% 62% 3%
September 30th, 2007 35% 59% 6%
October 5th, 2007 37% 58% 5%
October 13th, 2007 35% 59% 6%
October 19th, 2007 38% 57% 5%
October 27th, 2007 37% 55% 8%
November 5th, 2007 40% 55% 5%
November 16th, 2007 40% 55% 5%
November 21st, 2007 42% 55% 3%
December 1st, 2007 41% 55% 4%
December 8th, 2007 44% 52% 4%
December 15th, 2007 44% 50% 6%
(Referendum Day) December 17th, 2007 46% 54% 0%

2010 General election

In the 2010 House and senate races a trend of big wins in certain districts became present nationwide. In some districts candidates were able to obtain increasingly high margins of votes which translated into some senate seats in some states, and none elsewhere. The SLP was able to gain seats in the House while losing seats in the Senate, the opposite for the Better Dixie Party and the Progressives, the BDP and the PP were able to lose seats in the house while gaining a senate seat each. While no party was able to make clear gains the Conservative Party gained seats in both houses. Since the 2010 election taxes and regulation have gone down and with the alliance with two other countries Texas and West America in the middle east, debt increased as unemployment went down to 7.4%. The SLP is currently trying to end involvement in the middle east but is having problems.

Party Seats in the House (400 in total) seats changes Seats in the Senate (100 in total) seat changes
Conservative Party 182 + 3 49 + 1
Social Liberal Party 179 + 4 43 - 3
Better Dixie Party 34 - 5 7 + 1
Progressive Party 5 - 2 1 + 1

Martinez wins in Orange, Riley in red, and Barbour wins in blue

In the Presidential race the main parties all hosted candidates to hold the nation's highest office. In The Conservative Primary the main three candidates were Haley Barbour, Governor of Mississippi, Bob Riley, Governor of Alabama and 2006 VP pick, and retiring Florida senator, Mel Martinez. In early debates the main candidate looked like Bob Riley from Alabama with opinion polls having him in first place with 39% support. Though after the third debate the support slipped and became a close race between him and Senator Martinez. In the first primary in South Carolina Riley won with 40% of the vote, and in a near winner-take-all sort of race, he became the clear front runner. During the second week known as the "Southern belt" primaries of Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi each candidate was able to take home one state Barbour his home state, Riley his homes tate, and Martinez Georgia. After two weeks of campaigning in the so called "Appalachian Primaries" of Tennessee, West Virginia and Kentucky, Riley took home Kentucky and West Virginia two solid wins but lost Tennessee heavily to Martinez. Afterwards Barbour dropped out stating "We spoke a clear message, a clear path but the people didn't hear it."

In the final two weeks heavy campaigning led up to the big three states of Virginia, Florida and North Carolina. By the end of the night Martinez won all three states and eventually the candidacy, at the convention Riley was again chosen as a VP pick.

Candidate Delegates (1800 in total) Percentage of votes states carried
Mel Martinez 979 52.1% Virginia, North Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee
Bob Riley 729 40.9% West Virginia, Kentucky, South Carolina, Alabama
Haley Barbour 92 7.0% Georgia

The SLP-PP continued presidential ticket was approved by voters in a one day, dual party referendum. A total of 96.5% of voters chose to continue the Breseden-Gore ticket, while 2.5% chose an actual primary to take place, and 1.0% said they did not approve of the ticket.


Dexter wins in blue, Pastor Freschuler wins in brown

The Better Dixie Party hosted their first ever Presidential ticket, the main two candidates were Dixie Pastor Arnold Freschuler and Alabama State Senate BDP leader Thomas Dexter. Dexter had better name recognition throughout the party and nation but a voting record of high spending worked against him in the campaign. Traditional Pastor Arnold Freschuler, from Mississippi, had some statewide recognition as a "traditional pastor who stands for moral values". Coming into the campaign Pastor Freschuler gained popularity but by the first primary date, where Florida, Virginia and West Virginia held their primaries, all three went for Dexter. By the second Primary date in the fourth week of campaigning Freschuler was able to capture Mississippi, Alabama and Kentucky while the states of Tennessee and Georgia went for Dexter. In the final day of primaries the "Carolina Day" were both Carolina states held their primaries. Both went heavily for Dexter giving him the victory. At the BDP convention he chose BDP Member of American Parliament Kenny Waltz as his VP choice.
Candidate Delegates won (757 in total) percentage of votes states carried
Thomas Dexter 529 60.2% Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, North Carolina, Virgina, West Virginia
Pastor Arnold Freschuler 228 39.8% Kentucky, Mississippi, Alabama
In the six weeks of the general election a four way race became present. A center-right, independent candidate,

SLP-PP in red, CP in light blue, and BDP in dark blue

Harriet Boyle ran advocating for the end of middle east involvement, contiscpeticism, and reduction to debt. She started polling at about 12% two weeks left in the presidential race but ony received about 2% of the vote. The BDP ticket started polling strongly in Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia which took away heavy pockets of the Conservative Party vote and even some from the SLP-PP fusion. With growing trouble to the CP, the SLP-PP was able to win just over a 50% margin. The SLP-PP was able to capture the same states at smaller margins, while the CP captured Kentucky, West Virginia, and Mississippi. BDP pulled off a surprising win in Alabama which allowed the party to proclaim that they were a viable third party.
Ticket Party Percentage of votes states carried
Breseden/Gore SLP-PP 50.2% North Carolina. Tennessee, Florida, Georgia, Virginia
Martinez/Riley Conservative Party 31,5% Kentucky, West Virginia, South Carolina, Mississippi
Dexter/Waltz Better Dixie Party 15.9% Alabama
Boyle/Inser Independent 2.4% none

2006 AU elections

The first elections for the most populous country would prove to be surprising and shape the outcome of the AU. The small Progressive Party was expected to win one to two seats, but was able to spend a lot of its money on the election to win 14 seats larger than expected at the expense of the Conservative Party which having won a large plurality in the general elections, was able to win 98 seats. The Social Liberal Party, representing the Union of Liberals and Democrats, was able to win a large amount of seats for the AU Party totaling 35 seats. The early contiscpetic Better Dixie Party, won eight seats.

Party AU Party Seats
Conservative Party American People's Party 98
Social Liberal Party Union of Liberal and Democrats 35
Progressive Party Social Democrats and Progressives 14
Better Dixie Party American Conservatives and Reformers 8

2011 American Union elections

The second elections for the most populous country showed the rise of contiscpeticism in conservative and centrists areas. The shocking performance of the Progressive Party in the first elections would be reversed and a total of 11 seats were lost for the Progressive Party. The new rise of contiscpeticism led to a 15 seat gain for the Better Dixie Party which they promised to draw back AU powers. The more moderate APP, Conservative Party proposed a centrist AU power plan to help the country, but lost three seats.

Party AU Party Seats Seat changes
Conservative Party American People's Party 95 - 3
Social Liberal Party Union of Liberals and Democrats 34 - 1
Better Dixie Party American Conservatives and Reformers 23 + 15
Progressive Party Social Democrats and Progressives 3 - 11

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