George Wallace

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George Wallace
George Wallace in 1965
45th Governor of Alabama
Assumed Office:
January 14, 1963
LieutenantJames Allen
Preceded byJohn Patterson
Member of the
Alabama House of Representatives
from Barbour County
In Office
January 3, 1946 - January 3, 1955
39th President of the United States
In Office
January 20, 1965 - January 20, 1969/1973 or until impeachment
Vice PresidentCurtis LeMay
Preceded byJohn McCormack
Personal details
Native nameGeorge Corley Wallace Jr.
Date of birthAugust 25, 1919
Place of birthClio, Alabama, U.S.
Age at start42 years old
Nationality American
  • Governor of Alabama
  • Potential 1964 NPP Presidential Nominee, and potential President
Political partyNational Progressive Pact - (States' Rights)
Other political affiliations
Ideology Dixiecrat

George Corley Wallace Jr. (25, August 1919 –) is the Governor of the State of Alabama. If the Civil Rights Act is passed under Nixon, Wallace will run for president on the National Progressive Pact ticket in 1964. A Wallace presidency would be a dual-faced one working to repeal the Civil Rights Act and also trying to expand economic opportunity for White Americans.

In-Game Description[edit | edit source]

George C. Wallace portrays himself a both an honorable Southern gentleman and a true red-blooded American, being the only one willing to protect his proud country from the Japanazi menace while preserving the rights and liberties his people hold dear. In reality, he is an opportunist par excellence, willing to mold his ideology as he sees fit in order to maximize the possible turnout at the polls. Seeking to court the fine white voters as governor in his native Alabama, this inevitably manifested itself as a staunch segregationist platform, defending it on all fronts from un-American fifth columnists seeking to undermine states' rights. As the Democratic Party imploded in 1948 and the "Solid South's" party loyalty wavered, Wallace eagerly jumped ship to Richard Russell Jr.'s fledgling States' Rights Party, then to the Patriotic Party, then finally to the National Progressive Pact.

On the campaign trail, Wallace successfully moderated his position just enough to win the support of the NPP's Frankensteinian voter base, and eventually the majority of the nation. Now that he finally sits in the White House, his alliance of convenience with many of the NPP's more left-leaning members is rapidly wearing thin - how do you hold together a party bound only by hatred of the establishment if you are the establishment? But Wallace likely doesn't plan for the alliance to last much longer. Rather, it seems he'll be using his time to legally buttress segregation as much as he can. When it is effectively impossible to dislodge, he will return home, where he shall be forever immortalized as the savior of the South.