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« on: October 30, 2009, 04:54:09 pm »
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As many of you already know, I am running a game on two forums. AMSTAR (check for the link in this forum) is being played at both the US Election Atlas, and Alternate History.

I'd like to start a new, very simple, game. It is called The Election Game.

Each forum will submit a team. The US Election Atlas will field Team Purple, while Alternate History will field team Yellow. Each team represents a political party.

The 'country' that you will be playing will be based on an imaginary country that is the combination of the USA, the UK, Canada, and Australia.

You, as players, play the role of political strategists. You therefore write speeches that are read by others, candidates for office.

This is a Presidential Election, and a Legislative Election. You are responsible for both. The President is elected in a direct popular vote, the person who gets the most votes, wins. Voters from across the US, UK, Canada, and Australia will vote. The Legislature is made up of a whopping 723 members, divided among the existing States, Provinces, and Regions. A list will be published shortly. There is only one house of the legislature. Each candidate is an incumbent, a former MP, Peer, Senator, or Congressman, who is running for the new Legislature of the new united nation. This is it's first election.

The only two registered parties are the Purple Party and the Yellow Party, no other candidates will be running, period.

All I need for the game to work is a single player from each forum. The game will run just as well with 100 players from each forum.

First things first, you must decide just whom you are going to run. You need

A - A Presidential candidate. Who is he? Is he male, or is your candidate a female? Where is he from; California, Yorkshire, Queensland, Quebec? How old is he, what's his religion, has he been in politics before, and if so, doing what, for what party? You get to build your own candidate.

B - A Vice Presidential candidate. Same, you build him from the ground up.

C - Candidate for Foreign Secretary. Due to the size of the nation, this is a crucial position. Each electoral team therefore has three people, a Prez, a Veep, and the Foreign Secretary. As with the above two, you build a dream candidate.


You also must, as a team, answer the following questions:

1 - There has been a proposal to lower income taxes on the lowest bracket by increasing the exemption. Will your party support this, even during this recession?

2 - Due to the laws of the nations merged, Abortion is currently legal, however it would be easy to legislate a change in this. Does your party support such a change?

3 - The current, new, constitution, refers to the nation as being a Socialist state. Many propose this be removed, does your party support this?

4 - Currently, the nation has a public health system, but many want the option for private care. Does your party support a private option?

5 - The only official language is English, but many want French or Spanish added, will your party support this?

6 - The nation is a republic, but there are those who want to see the constitutional (powerless) Monarchy added back, will your party support this?

7 - There is a proposal that all government jobs should be unionized, at least on the federal level. Where does your party stand on this issue?


Post your answers to the above questions, and discuss it as a party. In a few days (depending on how many people sign up and how fast the debates go) I will take your answers, and then respond with how the media views your two parties. One party will be viewed more to the left than the other, and one more to the right, this will end up being crucial in the coming election.

Debate beings now
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« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2009, 05:11:14 pm »
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     Sounds interesting. Maybe I will revive my fascist persona that I used for ten minutes in the Mock Parliament. Wink
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« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2009, 05:15:33 pm »
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Remember that you yourself are not running, your part of a team that plays.
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« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2009, 05:19:12 pm »
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Remember that you yourself are not running, your part of a team that plays.

     Indeed. I can suggest all sorts of fascist positions for us to take. Wink
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« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2009, 09:22:26 pm »
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Bad news, due to the outage, the other team has got a head start! They even are planning a candidate!

some stuff from their thread to help you catch up
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It is no one.

You guys act as a single person. You are a team, so you guys, as a team, play all the roles. If you want to divvy up the roles, that is up to you, but I only officially recognize you as a team.
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So, our canidate is American, Centrist, Male, and I would assume middle-aged (mid to late 40's?).  Political beliefs-a christian denomination, protestant would have the widest base.  I would place any emphasis on a specific denomination.  Do we want him with legislative or executive experience (Governor or Congressman).  My vote would go for Governor, simply because he is running for an executive position.  I woud say that his political record could be- Mayor of a major Californian City (plenty to choose from) and then a two term Governor of California.  Does that sound good?  Anything specific in his background that anyone wants to add?
 
Nickjbor, can we bring up other issues, or are we limited to those seven?

You can bring up any issues you want, but the 7 above, as well as your candidates, will determine which party the media views as right or left of the other.

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Who your candidate is will also determine if you are seen as left or right.

an African-American trade unionist from the Bronx will not be viewed as the same as an old white rural farmer from Wyoming, even if they run on identical platforms.

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Methinks so too.
 
Are demographics from OTL?  In what year?

2009. The present
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Remember too that this is not just the US, but the US, UK, Canada, and Australia.

The US has about 300 mil people
The UK about 60 mil
Canada about 30
Australia closer to 20
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« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2009, 09:45:19 pm »
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I DO THIS
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« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2009, 10:07:22 pm »
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For the Legislative Election

Seats    -   Population   -   States   -   Origin
62   -   36,756,666   -   California   -   USA
41   -   24,326,974   -   Texas   -   USA
33   -   19,490,297   -   New York   -   USA
31   -   18,328,340   -   Florida   -   USA
22   -   12,986,857   -   Ontario   -   Can
22   -   12,901,563   -   Illinois   -   USA
21   -   12,448,279   -   Pennsylvania   -   USA
19   -   11,485,910   -   Ohio   -   USA
17   -   10,003,422   -   Michigan   -   USA
16   -   9,685,744   -   Georgia   -   USA
16   -   9,222,414   -   North Carolina   -   USA
15   -   8,682,661   -   New Jersey   -   USA
15   -   8,000,550   -   South East   -   UK
13   -   7,782,561   -   Quebec   -   Can
13   -   7,769,089   -   Virginia   -   USA
12   -   7,172,036   -   London   -   UK
12   -   6,889,100   -   New South Wales   -   Aus
11   -   6,729,800   -   North West   -   UK
11   -   6,549,224   -   Washington   -   USA
11   -   6,500,180   -   Arizona   -   USA
11   -   6,497,967   -   Massachusetts   -   USA
11   -   6,376,792   -   Indiana   -   USA
11   -   6,214,888   -   Tennessee   -   USA
10   -   5,911,605   -   Missouri   -   USA
10   -   5,633,597   -   Maryland   -   USA
10   -   5,627,967   -   Wisconsin   -   USA
9   -   5,388,154   -   East   -   UK
9   -   5,267,337   -   West Midlands   -   UK
9   -   5,220,393   -   Minnesota   -   USA
9   -   5,205,200   -   Victoria   -   Aus
9   -   5,062,011   -   Scotland   -   UK
8   -   4,964,838   -   Yorkshire and the Humber   -   UK
8   -   4,939,456   -   Colorado   -   USA
8   -   4,928,458   -   South West   -   UK
8   -   4,661,900   -   Alabama   -   USA
8   -   4,479,800   -   South Carolina   -   USA
7   -   4,419,974   -   British Columbia   -   Can
7   -   4,410,796   -   Louisiana   -   USA
7   -   4,269,245   -   Kentucky   -   USA
7   -   4,182,100   -   Queensland   -   Aus
7   -   4,172,179   -   East Midlands   -   UK
7   -   3,954,037   -   Puerto Rico   -   USA TER
6   -   3,790,060   -   Oregon   -   USA
6   -   3,642,361   -   Oklahoma   -   USA
6   -   3,632,483   -   Alberta   -   Can
6   -   3,501,252   -   Connecticut   -   USA
5   -   3,002,555   -   Iowa   -   USA
5   -   2,938,618   -   Mississippi   -   USA
5   -   2,903,085   -   Wales   -   UK
5   -   2,855,390   -   Arkansas   -   USA
5   -   2,802,134   -   Kansas   -   USA
5   -   2,736,424   -   Utah   -   USA
4   -   2,600,167   -   Nevada   -   USA
4   -   2,515,479   -   North East   -   UK
4   -   2,105,800   -   Western Australia   -   Aus
3   -   1,984,356   -   New Mexico   -   USA
3   -   1,814,468   -   West Virginia   -   USA
3   -   1,783,432   -   Nebraska   -   USA
3   -   1,685,267   -   Northern Ireland   -   UK
3   -   1,584,500   -   South Australia   -   Aus
3   -   1,523,816   -   Idaho   -   USA
2   -   1,316,456   -   Maine   -   USA
2   -   1,315,809   -   New Hampshire   -   USA
2   -   1,288,198   -   Hawaii   -   USA
2   -   1,213,815   -   Manitoba   -   Can
2   -   1,050,788   -   Rhode Island   -   USA
2   -   1,023,810   -   Saskatchewan   -   Can
2   -   967,440   -   Montana   -   USA
2   -   939,531   -   Nova Scotia   -   Can
1   -   873,092   -   Delaware   -   USA
1   -   804,194   -   South Dakota   -   USA
1   -   748,319   -   New Brunswick   -   Can
1   -   686,293   -   Alaska   -   USA
1   -   641,481   -   North Dakota   -   USA
1   -   621,270   -   Vermont   -   USA
1   -   591,833   -   District of Columbia   -   USA TER
1   -   532,668   -   Wyoming   -   USA
1   -   508,990   -   Newfoundland and Labrador   -   Can
1   -   493,300   -   Tasmania   -   Aus
1   -   339,900   -   Australian Capital Territory   -   Aus Ter
1   -   215,000   -   Northern Territory   -   Aus Ter
1   -   173,456   -   Guam   -   USA TER
1   -   140,402   -   Prince Edward Island   -   Can
1   -   108,448   -   U.S. Virgin Islands   -   USA TER
1   -   84,546   -   Northern Mariana Is.   -   USA TER
1   -   57,663   -   American Samoa   -   USA TER
1   -   42,940   -   Northwest Territories   -   Can Ter
1   -   33,442   -   Yukon   -   Can Ter
1   -   31,558   -   Nunavut   -   Can Ter
                  
723   -   421,746,650   -   Nation as a whole      
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« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2009, 04:34:26 am »
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They are almost done, you guys have not even started. May I suggest you begin planning.
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« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2009, 12:12:26 pm »
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Presidential candidate:

Zachary Zuckerman (D-NY)


U.S. Senator 1987-2009


Social:

Gay Marriage: Support/Oppose/Civil Union
Affirmative Action: Support/Oppose
Legalize Certain Drugs: Yes/No
Censorship: Stricter/Looser
Environmentalism: Environmentalist/Nonenvironmentalist/Super Environmentalist
Abortion: Allow/Prohibit
Stem Cell Research: Allow/Prohibit/Alternative Methods
Death Penalty: Yes/No
Illegal Immigration: Increase Border Patrol/Make Citizenship Easier/Both

Economic:
Taxes: Raise/Lower
Military: Cut Funding/Increase Funding/Keep Funding at the same level
Economy: Conserve as much money as possible/ Spend on what you want/ Go on a spending trip
Healthcare: National/Public Option only/ National with Public Option/Public Option with Reform
Aid to other nations: Whenever asked/Only during disasters/Never
NAFTA: Good/Bad

Other:
Religion: Jew
Minority: Yes (Jew)/No
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« Reply #9 on: October 31, 2009, 03:29:15 pm »
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Remember that you need to answer the seven questions as a team, as this will determine where on the spectrum your party fits in.
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« Reply #10 on: November 01, 2009, 01:36:40 am »
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The sooner you guys finish the above, the sooner we get to the fun stuff

As eluded to earlier, it only takes a single player, so if there is only one person who wants to play, then he can go ahead and design everything himself!

The questions are more important than the candidates, if you can get those to me ASAP, we can 'begin'
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« Reply #11 on: November 01, 2009, 01:37:59 am »
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Ooh, yes, I'm in.

But everything is done slow here.
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« Reply #12 on: November 01, 2009, 02:05:10 am »
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These are your Polling/Campaign regions



Aust
Pop - 21,014,900
Seats - 38

Can
Pop - 33,504,682
Seats - 60

UK
Pop - 58,789,194
Seats - 100

South USA
Pop - 67,363,278
Seats - 116

North East US
Pop - 62,023,301
Seats - 105

US Heartland
Pop - 60,880,726
Seats - 103

West USA
Pop - 60,470,809
Seats - 103

Mid West USA
Pop - 57,699,726
Seats - 98




SOUTH USA                  
USA TER   -   7   -   3,954,037   -   Puerto Rico
USA TER   -   1   -   108,448   -   U.S. Virgin Islands
USA   -   16   -   9,222,414   -   North Carolina
USA   -   31   -   18,328,340   -   Florida
USA   -   16   -   9,685,744   -   Georgia
USA   -   13   -   7,769,089   -   Virginia
USA   -   11   -   6,214,888   -   Tennessee
USA   -   8   -   4,661,900   -   Alabama
USA   -   8   -   4,479,800   -   South Carolina
USA   -   5   -   2,938,618   -   Mississippi
SOUTH USA      116      67,363,278      
                  
NORTH EAST US                  
USA TER   -   1   -   591,833   -   District of Columbia
USA   -   33   -   19,490,297   -   New York
USA   -   21   -   12,448,279   -   Pennsylvania
USA   -   15   -   8,682,661   -   New Jersey
USA   -   11   -   6,497,967   -   Massachusetts
USA   -   10   -   5,633,597   -   Maryland
USA   -   6   -   3,501,252   -   Connecticut
USA   -   2   -   1,316,456   -   Maine
USA   -   2   -   1,315,809   -   New Hampshire
USA   -   2   -   1,050,788   -   Rhode Island
USA   -   1   -   873,092   -   Delaware
USA   -   1   -   621,270   -   Vermont
NORTH EAST US      105      62,023,301      
                  
MID WEST USA                  
USA   -   22   -   12,901,563   -   Illinois
USA   -   19   -   11,485,910   -   Ohio
USA   -   17   -   10,003,422   -   Michigan
USA   -   11   -   6,376,792   -   Indiana
USA   -   10   -   5,627,967   -   Wisconsin
USA   -   9   -   5,220,393   -   Minnesota
USA   -   7   -   4,269,245   -   Kentucky
USA   -   3   -   1,814,468   -   West Virginia
MID WEST USA      98      57,699,760      
                  
US HEARTLAND                  
USA   -   41   -   24,326,974   -   Texas
USA   -   10   -   5,911,605   -   Missouri
USA   -   8   -   4,939,456   -   Colorado
USA   -   7   -   4,410,796   -   Louisiana
USA   -   6   -   3,642,361   -   Oklahoma
USA   -   5   -   3,002,555   -   Iowa
USA   -   5   -   2,855,390   -   Arkansas
USA   -   5   -   2,802,134   -   Kansas
USA   -   5   -   2,736,424   -   Utah
USA   -   3   -   1,783,432   -   Nebraska
USA   -   3   -   1,523,816   -   Idaho
USA   -   2   -   967,440   -   Montana
USA   -   1   -   804,194   -   South Dakota
USA   -   1   -   641,481   -   North Dakota
USA   -   1   -   532,668   -   Wyoming
US HEARTLAND      103      60,880,726      
                  
WEST USA                  
USA   -   62   -   36,756,666   -   California
USA TER   -   1   -   173,456   -   Guam
USA TER   -   1   -   84,546   -   Northern Mariana Is.
USA TER   -   1   -   57,663   -   American Samoa
USA   -   11   -   6,549,224   -   Washington
USA   -   11   -   6,500,180   -   Arizona
USA   -   6   -   3,790,060   -   Oregon
USA   -   4   -   2,600,167   -   Nevada
USA   -   3   -   1,984,356   -   New Mexico
USA   -   2   -   1,288,198   -   Hawaii
USA   -   1   -   686,293   -   Alaska
WEST USA      103      60,470,809      

for the record
each seat is first past the post (though there are only two candidates) and I will be using a forum I developed to determine who wins what.
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« Reply #13 on: November 01, 2009, 08:13:49 pm »
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k you guys lose cause I don't think anyone really wants to play
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« Reply #14 on: November 01, 2009, 08:19:22 pm »
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We do!

We'll just need some time.
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