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United States back in year 1945

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by tuckerkao, Aug 8, 2020.

  1. tuckerkao

    tuckerkao King

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    If Franklin D. Roosevelt were alive by the time the United States declared the victory of World War II, he might have taken the similar action as former President William McKinley.

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    Franklin D. Roosevelt was the only American President who has ever sought the 3rd and the 4th terms in the Oval Office.
     
  2. Cutlass

    Cutlass The Man Who Wasn't There.

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    Wouldn't have happened. No one would have gone for that, or even proposed it.
     
  3. r16

    r16 not deity

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    truman was not exactly taken as a brilliant strategist and he inherited Roosevelt's stuff . Truman didn't means Roosevelt wouldn't .
     
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  4. Farm Boy

    Farm Boy You gave me my own tail?

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    Way too angry and racist in 1945. States get representatives and senators. No way.
     
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  5. Lohrenswald

    Lohrenswald 老仁森林

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    this makes him automatically at least twice as good as any other american president
     
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  6. Ajidica

    Ajidica High Quality Person

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    Not a chance. One of FDR's big foreign policy goals was to try and break up European empires - due both to anti-colonial sympathies and also because the European colonial empires posed a challenge to American dominance. There is no way FDR would have tried to formally annex Japan.
     
  7. Farm Boy

    Farm Boy You gave me my own tail?

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    Better chance from the 80s onwards. That's about when Americans started falling in love with many things Japanese, pretty sure?
     
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  8. tetley

    tetley Head tea leaf

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    Give it 4 years, there'll be another....
     
  9. Naskra

    Naskra Emperor

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    Wilson tried for a 3rd term.
     
  10. tuckerkao

    tuckerkao King

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    I don't think it's a good rule for the U.S. President to serve 3 consecutive terms during the current century which means Barack Obama shouldn't run in 2016. Since there has been a party-switch during the meantime, it's not a bad idea for Barack Obama to run as a challenger in 2020 since he's a better choice than Joe Biden considering their ages.
     
  11. Naskra

    Naskra Emperor

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    Obama is precluded by law from running for president ever again. He is eligible for the vice presidency. If only he would tell us his pronouns.
     
  12. Hrothbern

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    And if Obama would become VP...

    What happens if Biden resigns or passes away ?
     
  13. EnglishEdward

    EnglishEdward Deity

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    That would clearly demonstate Russian infuence.

    ... with Vladimir Putin seeking a copyright royalty payment on the idea.
     
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  14. Wastl

    Wastl Warlord

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    Obama isn't eligible for the vice presidency. As per the 12th amendment, "no person constitutionally ineligible to the office of President shall be eligible to that of Vice-President of the United States". Since Obama has already had two terms as president, he is ineligible to hold office as president again, and thus is ineligible to be a candidate for the vice presidency.

    There are some "loopholes" which technically could be interpreted in such a way that a person could find himself come into office again, but those intrepretations are very outlandish and would never hold up in court anyway.
     
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  15. EnglishEdward

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    As I understand it the US constitution would need to be amended again:

    According to:

    https://www.archives.gov/federal-register/constitution

    First job for sleepy Joe.
     
  16. Naskra

    Naskra Emperor

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    Outlandish, yes. The loophole is that Obama is ineligible for the office only via election.
     
  17. hobbsyoyo

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    As did Teddy Roosevelt.
     

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