Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
August 01, 2015, 06:49:34 am
HomePredMockPollEVCalcAFEWIKIHelpLogin Register
News: Atlas Hardware Upgrade complete October 13, 2013.

+  Atlas Forum
|-+  Forum Community
| |-+  Election and History Games (Moderator: Lumine)
| | |-+  Mock Constitutional Convention
« previous next »
Pages: 1 [2] Print
Author Topic: Mock Constitutional Convention  (Read 4849 times)
Hash
Hashemite
Moderators
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 31607
Colombia


View Profile WWW
« Reply #25 on: December 15, 2009, 09:34:02 pm »
Ignore

Cuba

Let's say that the M-22-7 doesn't turn Communist and instead calls a Convention in 1961.

Yes.
Logged


The Prime Minister of New Zealand:

17:40   oakvale   the people are bad and shouldn't be allowed vote whenever possible
17:40   oakvale   The average voter wants to end austerity, bring back hanging and put all immigrants in death
Jbrase
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 5997
United States


Political Matrix
E: 5.16, S: -5.91


View Profile
« Reply #26 on: December 15, 2009, 09:43:04 pm »
Ignore

Cuba

Let's say that the M-22-7 doesn't turn Communist and instead calls a Convention in 1961.

Yes.
Logged
A-Bob
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 5885
United States


Political Matrix
E: 2.32, S: -0.17

View Profile
« Reply #27 on: December 16, 2009, 06:09:23 pm »
Ignore

Cuba

Let's say that the M-22-7 doesn't turn Communist and instead calls a Convention in 1961.

Yes.
Logged

Free Palestine
FallenMorgan
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 8087
United States
Political Matrix
E: -10.00, S: -10.00

View Profile
« Reply #28 on: December 16, 2009, 06:31:26 pm »
Ignore

Might someone explain to me what the M-22-7 is?
Logged

Free Bradley Manning
Warner for President '16
benconstine
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 30350
United States


View Profile
« Reply #29 on: December 16, 2009, 06:34:05 pm »
Ignore

Logged

Obama High's debate team:

"Now let me be clear...I...I...um...uh...now let me be clear.  I strongly condemn the affirmative in the strongest possible terms, and I am closely monitoring their arguments.  Let me be clear on this."
Хahar
Xahar
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 39045
Bangladesh


View Profile
« Reply #30 on: December 16, 2009, 07:20:13 pm »
Ignore

OK, then, let's start. We will all be, broadly speaking, followers of Castro, but he will not be interfering. We won't use any assumed identities, only our forum names.

Here's a map of the provinces:



From left to right, the provinces are Pinar del Río, La Habana, Matanzas, Las Villas, Camagüey, and Oriente. The large island on the left side, the Isle of Pines, is not part of any province. Power is concentrated in Havana; Oriente is the most backwards province, and the one where the rebels operated in the 1950s.

A brief synopsis of the political history of Cuba:

Cuba received its independence from the United States in 1902. Tomás Estrada, a Protestant residing in upstate New York, was elected its first President. His Moderate Party rigged the ballot in 1906, and the United States intervened, occupying the island for two years. In 1908, José Miguel Gómez, a Liberal, was elected. I consider his presidency to be the best in Cuban history. Nonetheless, he lost the 1912 elections to Mario Menocal, a Conservative. Menocal was elected in 1916 amidst some controversy. In 1920, Alfredo Zayas was elected under the banner of the Partido Popular, essentially the old Moderates rebranded. Gerardo Machado was elected under the Liberal banner in 1924, and was originally quite popular. He pledged to serve only one term, but this promise was somewhat undermined when he amended the Constitution in 1928 to give himself six more years. In 1933, a revolution took place, starting at the University of Havana, which toppled Machado's dictatorial government. One of the heroes of the revolution was a young officer by the name of Fulgencio Batista. However, the man who found himself at the head of the Pentarchy that took power was Ramón Grau, who shortly thereafter became President. In 1936, Miguel Mariano Gómez, son of José Miguel Gómez, was elected President, but for reasons that escape me at this moment, he was quickly impeached and replaced by his Vice President, Laredo Brú. In 1940, Fulgencio Batista was elected President (with Communist support), defeating Grau. His term was in general a success, and when he did not run for reelection in 1944, it came as a shock to many that Grau and his Authentic Revolutionary Party (the Auténticos) won the wartime elections. Grau was a very poor President, and he did not run in 1948, with his candidate being Carlos Prío, who won. Prío faced opposition from the Orthodox Revolutionary Party (the Ortodoxos), led by Eduardo Chibás, who committed suicide during a radio broadcast in 1951. Fidel Castro was a member of the Ortodoxos. In 1952, prior to the elections, Batista siezed power in a coup. He held elections in 1954 and 1958, but each time his only opposition was Grau. On July 26, 1953, Castro and his men staged an attack on the Moncada Brracks in Santiago, which failed and sent them to prison. They were later released, and staged a ridiculously botched invasion in the yacht Granma, but nonetheless managed to find a stronghold in the mountains of Oriente. In the last days of 1958, they emerged form the mountains, and took Havana on January 1, 1959.

Might someone explain to me what the M-22-7 is?

Typo, it's M-26-7: Movimiento 26 de Julio. Castro's movement, prior to its becoming the Communist Party of Cuba.
Logged

Update reading list

The idea of parodying the preceding Atlasian's postings is laughable, of course, but not for reasons one might expect.
Barnes
Roy Barnes 2010
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 5459
United States


View Profile
« Reply #31 on: December 16, 2009, 07:32:57 pm »
Ignore

Sounds very good. I'm in.
Logged

Jbrase
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 5997
United States


Political Matrix
E: 5.16, S: -5.91


View Profile
« Reply #32 on: December 16, 2009, 08:26:48 pm »
Ignore

Might someone explain to me what the M-22-7 is?
I guess it's like the M-26-7?
Logged
Хahar
Xahar
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 39045
Bangladesh


View Profile
« Reply #33 on: December 16, 2009, 08:28:39 pm »
Ignore

Aye, it's a typo.
Logged

Update reading list

The idea of parodying the preceding Atlasian's postings is laughable, of course, but not for reasons one might expect.
Free Palestine
FallenMorgan
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 8087
United States
Political Matrix
E: -10.00, S: -10.00

View Profile
« Reply #34 on: December 16, 2009, 09:44:00 pm »
Ignore

I'm in on the Cuba idea.  Should we start a new thread?
Logged

Free Bradley Manning
Smid
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 6086
Australia


View Profile
« Reply #35 on: December 16, 2009, 10:12:07 pm »
Ignore

I'm in on the Cuba idea.  Should we start a new thread?

I've got my thumb in too many pies/games at the moment, so I'm not getting involved, but perhaps use this thread to hammer out the rules and background (probably don't need much more background, other than what Xahar's provided already) and when the game is ready to launch, start a new thread for the actual convention.
Logged
Sewer
SpaceCommunistMutant
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 7519
View Profile
« Reply #36 on: December 17, 2009, 02:06:35 am »
Ignore

Sounds very good. I'm in.
Logged
A-Bob
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 5885
United States


Political Matrix
E: 2.32, S: -0.17

View Profile
« Reply #37 on: December 17, 2009, 10:28:29 am »
Ignore

What/Which parties are going to be playing?
Logged

Хahar
Xahar
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 39045
Bangladesh


View Profile
« Reply #38 on: July 27, 2010, 06:51:52 pm »
Ignore

Bump.
Logged

Update reading list

The idea of parodying the preceding Atlasian's postings is laughable, of course, but not for reasons one might expect.
Pages: 1 [2] Print 
« previous next »
Jump to:  


Login with username, password and session length

Logout

Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines