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  1. vcczar

    Presidential Election Board Game

    @CalebsParadox and @Sunnymentoaddict here's a video:
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    Presidential Election Board Game

    Yeah. I think it can be up to 6 players, even. I know one of the variants has players start the game as: Northern Conservatives (Adams, Jay, and two others) Southern Conservatives (Washington, and others) Northern Liberals (Franklin, Clinton, and others) Southern Liberals (Jefferson, Madison, and others) The game uses Liberals and Conservatives as parties instead of the actual parties, which is kind of odd, but those factions existed within the political parties.
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    Presidential Election Board Game

    It's well worth it. The rule book allows for a few variants on how to play, which is nice. I've already bought the two expansions for it as well.
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    Presidential Election Board Game

    I forgot if I mentioned this, but I highly recommend this board game on the early presidency. Players starts with Washington and play until the Civil War occurs or is averted. Players attempt to win the presidency. Presidents handle issues by making decisions. It's definitely the best board game involving the presidency. It's called Founding Fathers. There's another game of this name about the Constitutional Convention, which is alright, but this one is better. I'm hoping someone can convert this game to PC at some point. https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/35423/founding-fathers
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    New Historical President RP

    State of the Union at Election day Mar 1825 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- National Strength: We are nearly a 2nd-tier country as our industrial production is great; however, a seriously lack of internal improvements are stifling out growth, as domestic trade can only be conducted via the oceans and the largest rivers, for the most part. Military Strength: We have 30,000 troops and 12 warships, which is insignificant by European standards. Our military is about on par with British North America, but French North America has about twice our numbers. Foreign Affairs: We are allied with France, who now surrounds our borders with land in Quebec, Florida, Cuba, and Mexico. In most ways, they are the senior partner in this relationship, as their military is more likely to defend us than our own, and they have worked a treaty to pay off 50% of our loans. Because of the Treaty, Great Britain is at peace with us. We have exchanged envoys with the French. The British refuse to meet with us at the moment. Military: We currently have our forces guarding the frontier, and on duty for Indian Removal Economy: The economy has nearly recovered in the Northeast. The South has completely recovered and their business is booming. The economy is likely to continue improving. Trade: The tariff has been adjusted in favor of the French, and has been raised slightly throughout for revenue. Trade with France and her colonies is now 50% of our trade, while 50% of our trade goes to the rest of Europe, including Britain Budget: Medium-sized and growing. 80% of revenue comes from Tariffs, 10% through tax, 10% through other. About 60% of our budget is going to military upkeep and to protect the boarders, and toward the creation of more warships. 20% is going to paying off the national debt. 20% is going to government upkeep. Taxes remains low. As the tariff has been raised, we can expect the debt to be paid off quicker. Fortunately, France is helping us here. Social Harmony: Slave Revolts have been more common in the South, which has caused abolitionist groups in the Free States to become more vocal than they have been. Tories in New England oppose the country's pro-French policies. Louisiana is still culturally French, and are wildly supportive of US policy; although, there is now a growing movement there to get the state annexed to the French. Immigration: Limited, but growing. Europeans, mostly Germans, are flocking to our Northern cities to fill our factories, since the war killed off much of the working population. French citizens are also arriving in New Orleans to increase the French speaking population in this state. Some want to restrict immigration. Mood of the people: Content, but wary of another war, especially if it is with Napoleon Popularity of the Incumbent: Aldridge is respected by all Republicans and popular among most conservative Republicans; however, Aldridge fatigue has really set in. Northern Republicans are unsatisfied. Party Power: Republicans have a Senate, House, and Governorships plurality, but they do not have over 50%. Northern Republicans, Federalists and Tories have a loose Liberal Coalition, which renderes Conservative Republicans and the few Conservative Federalists impotent. Events and Decisions for March 1825-March 1829 1) Budget, Tariff, Trade, Loans/Debt A real battle is forming over the Tariff, which Aldridge had raised to generate revenue. The South is calling for a drastic lowering of the Tariff, so that they can make a larger profit and increase trade for Cotton. The North is calling for a raised tariff for protection, and suggests that the tariff on French goods be raised as well. A bill has been placed on the desk of President Aldridge by the Liberal Coalition of Northern Republicans, Federalists, and Tories to raise the Tariff further. Lastly, your Treasury secretary wishes to know if you wish to make any adjustments on the budget or towards our national debt. 2) Army and navy size The Liberal Coalition has passed a National Defense Act, which calls for funding to increase the size of the Army from 30,000 to 40,000 and our warships from 12 to 24. 3) Issues in Louisiana English-speakers in Louisiana are worried about the increasing French dominance of Louisiana. While the state has been historically French-dominated, it is becoming more so. French immigrants are arriving every day, setting up businesses with stronger ties to France than to America. State support for leaving the US for France seems on the rise. The government in New Orleans is completely French-speaking, and government is conducted in French. Rumors say that Napoleon is flooding the state in an effort to win it over, but these rumors can't be proven. Special Envoy Lafayette has denied the rumors. He also reiterates Napoleon's desire to purchase Louisiana in exchange paying off our national debt. 4) Florida Expansionists in your party, both North and South are desirous of acquiring Florida. We could not reach terms in your last term with the French. Expansionists worry because Napoleon has been sending French settlers daily into Florida, while we prefer our states to be culturally English. 5) Napoleon needs help Occasionally insurrections have been breaking out in Napoleon's Western Hemisphere possessions. He has quelled them all, but he requests that his favorite ally prepare their militias should he need our aid in French Mexico, French Quebec, French Florida, or French Cuba, so that he can focus his troops on the Central and South American possessions. 6) Election Reform The Liberal Coalition is calling for electoral reform that would allow coalition governments to win elections. That is, if a presidential candidate doesn't get a majority of EVs, then parties can merge to try and get 51% by altering their ticket and platform for a round 2 vote. Southern Republicans fear that this will permanently work against them as Tories, Federalists, and Northern Republicans might form merging tickets. 7) Internal Improvements The LIberal Coalition has submitted three internal improvement bills to your desk. 1. A bill to fund the Erie Canal. 2. A bill to build our nation's first railroad from Baltimore to Ohio. 3. A general internal improvement bill to give funding in every state for construction 😎 Americans migrating to French Texas While Republicans also worry about immigration, they also worry about emigration. Napoleon has offered very cheap land in French Texas for anyone willing to move to Texas and serve in the military. We have been seeing an increase of emigration because of this. 9) The Charter of the National Bank The National Bank is set to expire. The major cities and growing cities favor a national bank, while the rest of the country, especially in the South and West do not support the bank. Some economists fear that removing the bank will make it harder to pay off our debts; however, some fear that the banks have too much power over the lives of Americans and @Reagan04
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    New Historical President RP

    OCC: Federalists and Tories should probably unify if they hope to ever win another election without tossing it into the house. Tories, since they depend on Pro-British, High-Tariff, and Pro-Banking are unlikely to budge. Federalists will have to either become Pro-British (right now they're the most Pro-French party) or they can start stealing from the Republicans. As I see it. We are about to see tripodal balance of power that will throw every election in the House, unless it goes to popular vote. I See Tories winning New England from now on, and possibly NY often enough. I see Federalists winning the Midwest, Louisiana, and competing in the Mid-Atlantic. I see Republicans winning the Deep South and competing in the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic. Therefore, election reform might become an issue in Aldridge's term. When I get a solid hour, I'll type out Aldridge's next term.
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    Politician Respect Poll

    @Conservative Elector 2 Yeah, I mean it more by integrity, credibility, personal conduct. I see Trump as lacking in all of these, and I see Cruz and Pence as the type of wrong-headed Christians that are more akin to Satanists than they are to Jesus Christ, so I usually refer to them as closet Satanists. They use "Christianity" to increase their personal power, ambitions, and probably personal wealth, and cotton pick the aspects of Jesus that suit their path to apply to legislation and government policy, but ignored the majority of it which would violate their platform and personal ambitions.
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    New Historical President RP

    1824 Republican Convention: Republicans head into the first national convention as Yates chooses to challenge Aldridge for the presidency. On the first day of the convention, the Convention rules that a delegate must have 2/3 support for nomination. Aldridge is expected to be a clear frontrunner, but Yate's strong plan for internal improvements might win him the North. Bigelow is proposed for the presidency by North Carolina, throwing his name into the tussle.: Ballot 1: ME: 4 for Yates and 1 for Aldridge NH: 3 for Yates and 2 for Aldridge VT: 3 for Yates, 2 for Aldridge MA: 5 for Yates RI: 5 for Yates CT: 5 for Yates NY: 12 for Yates and 8 for Aldridge NJ: 5 for Yates and 5 for Aldridge PA: 10 for Yates and 10 for Aldridge DE: 2 for Yates, 2 for Aldridge, 1 for Bigelow MD: 7 for Aldridge, 3 for Yates VA: 15 for Aldridge, 10 for Bigelow, 5 for Yates NC: 10 for Bigelow SC: 10 for Aldridge, 5 for Bigelow GA: 10 for Aldridge, 5 for Bigelow MS: 5 for Aldridge AL: 5 for Aldridge LA: 5 for Yates TN: 10 for Yates, 5 for Aldridge KY: 10 for Yates, 5 for Aldridge OH: 7 for Aldridge, 3 for Yates IN: 5 for Aldridge IL: 3 for Yates, 2 for Aldridge MO: 5 for Aldridge After 1 Ballot: Aldridge - 111 Yates - 93 Bigelow - 31 Ballot 2 result: Aldridge 141 Yates 94 Ballot 3 results: Aldridge 100 Yates 70 Bigelow 65 Ballot 4 Results Aldridge 88 Bigelow 75 Yates 70 Ballot 5 Results Yates 101 Aldridge 80 Bigelow 52 Ballot 6 Results: Aldridge 132 Yates 101 Ballot 7 Results: Aldridge 135 Yates 98 Ballot 8 Results: Aldridge 130 Yates 58 Would not cast ballot - 45 Republican Convention Conclusion: Aldridge wins with 73% of the ballot against Yates in Round 8, after several pro-Internal Improvements Republicans from the Northeast, MidAtlantic, and Midwest opt to not vote to allow Aldridge to win, while also not supporting him. General Election: Aldridge/Bigelow (Republicans) - Running on Aldridge's record. Pro-expansion, anti-immigrant, pro-Indian Removal, reluctant pro-French, open to minor internal improvements. A Southern Republican ticket open to moderation. Mitchell/Adams (Federalists) - Focus on internal improvements expansion, increase the military, pro-French. Moderate Federalist that is strangely anti-Bank. [Note: I created Adams, since no one created a VP for the Federalists] Winthrop/Lowell (Tories) - Cares only for three issues -- Pro-British and Pro-High Tariff and Pro-Internal Improvements Election Results : ME: 9 Tories NH: 8 Fed VT: 7 Tories MA: 15 Tories RI: 4 Fed CT: 8 Tories NY: 36 Tories NJ: 8 Fed PA: 28 Rep DE: 3 Rep MD: 11 Rep VA: 24 Rep NC: 15 Rep SC: 11 Rep GA: 9 Rep AL: 5 Rep MS: 3 Rep LA: 5 Fed TN: 11 Rep KY: 14 Fed OH: 16 Fed IN: 5 Rep IL: 3 Fed MO: 3 Rep Result: Republicans - 129 EVs *Republicans come up 2 EVs short to secure an election victory* Tories - 75 EVs *Tories have seemingly become a 3rd major party amid fears of French domination New England and Mid-Atlantic* Federalists - 58 EVs *Federalists have now completely split between their Pro-French/Anti-Bank and Pro-British/Pro-Bank contingencies* Election goes to the House, which each state getting one vote: Republicans: All states that supported them, support Aldridge for president = 12 votes. Tories: New England states that supported Federalists switch to Tories = 7 votes Federalists: Loses New England support to Tories = 5 votes Aldridge/Bigelow is reelected! [We require a response from @Reagan04 and @FrancisXKennedy before we continue. Please quote this message]
  9. vcczar

    Moving forums-a farewell

    I also wish him the best, as I wish towards all well-meaning people.
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    New Historical President RP

    OCC: It won't really be a primary. It will be a Convention battle. Primaries start in 1912, but may occur earlier in our history. Ok, we need at least one Federalist challenger. Two, if you want a Federalist convention challenge. @FrancisXKennedy @Kingthero @WVProgressive @Reagan04 @Conservative Elector 2
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    New Historical President RP

    @FrancisXKennedy @Kingthero @WVProgressive @Reagan04 @Conservative Elector 2 and anyone else I'm forgetting State of the Union at Election day 1824-Mar 1825 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- National Strength: We are nearly a 2nd-tier country as our industrial production is great; however, a seriously lack of internal improvements are stifling out growth, as domestic trade can only be conducted via the oceans and the largest rivers, for the most part. Military Strength: We have 30,000 troops and 12 warships, which is insignificant by European standards. Our military is about on par with British North America, but French North America has about twice our numbers. Foreign Affairs: We are allied with France, who now surrounds our borders with land in Quebec, Florida, Cuba, and Mexico. In most ways, they are the senior partner in this relationship, as their military is more likely to defend us than our own, and they have worked a treaty to pay off 50% of our loans. Because of the Treaty, Great Britain is at peace with us. We have exchanged envoys with the French. The British refuse to meet with us at the moment. Military: We currently have our forces guarding the frontier, and on duty for Indian Removal Economy: The economy has nearly recovered in the Northeast. The South has completely recovered and their business is booming. The economy is likely to continue improving. Trade: The tariff has been adjusted in favor of the French, and has been raised slightly throughout for revenue. Trade with France and her colonies is now 50% of our trade, while 50% of our trade goes to the rest of Europe, including Britain Budget: Medium-sized and growing. 80% of revenue comes from Tariffs, 10% through tax, 10% through other. About 60% of our budget is going to military upkeep and to protect the boarders, and toward the creation of more warships. 20% is going to paying off the national debt. 20% is going to government upkeep. Taxes remains low. As the tariff has been raised, we can expect the debt to be paid off quicker. Fortunately, France is helping us here. Social Harmony: Slave Revolts have been more common in the South, which has caused abolitionist groups in the Free States to become more vocal than they have been. Tories in New England oppose the country's pro-French policies. Louisiana is still culturally French, and are wildly supportive of US policy; although, there is now a growing movement there to get the state annexed to the French. Immigration: Limited, but growing. Europeans, mostly Germans, are flocking to our Northern cities to fill our factories, since the war killed off much of the working population. French citizens are also arriving in New Orleans to increase the French speaking population in this state. Some want to restrict immigration. Mood of the people: Content, but wary of another war, especially if it is with Napoleon Popularity of the Incumbent: Aldridge is still respected, but some are weary of another term by Aldridge. While he upset many Southern Republicans in the South with his tariff, he will likely carry these states in a reelection effort, since a Federalist won't carry them. Missouri and Illinois seem likely to support Aldridge. Louisiana may vote Federalist. The Midwest, Mid-Atlantic, and New England are very competitive. Aldridge has a slight advantage, despite some Aldridge fatigue. A Federalist promoting internal improvements with a practical funding plan could undermine reelection efforts for Aldridge. Party Power: The Senate is split. The US House barely house a Republican majority. Governorships are split. It seems as if Aldridge will seek another term? Key issues in this election will revolve around Expansionism, Relations with France, Internal Improvements, The National Bank, Size of the Military, the role of Slavery now that France has banned slavery in their possessions in the Western Hemisphere (excluding the Caribbean and South America), the future of Louisiana. Please read the State of the Union before creating a platform. If Aldridge runs, we need at least one Federalists candidate. People can challenger the frontrunners.
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    New Historical President RP

    OCC: The British will not meet with the US, since they are upset about the invasion of Canada, the War, and the military alliance with France. It's probably for the best, since Napoleon might consider any secret pact with the British as being a violation of the Treaty, which included a Franco-American military alliance.
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    New Historical President RP

    This is basically the Map.. New Spain and Florida Terr. and Quebec is French. The US and Great Britain claim Oregon Territory and there are rumors that Napoleon might aim for claims there as well. Your Sec of War reports that removal has been completed in the South; although, Seminoles remain in the French Territory. We have not yet transferred our professionals from the South to Illinois, Michigan, and Missouri. These states have not seen any attacks by tribesmen since the War of 1811. Northern Republicans and Federalists oppose efforts at removal. Although, settlers coming from the South to Missouri and to southern Illinois demand removal so they can settle in peace and safety. After your responses to these two items, I'll then end your presidential term and type up a state of the Union.
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    New Historical President RP

    The expansionists in your party as you how you plan to do this, considering that Napoleon controls Mexico, which includes Texas, California, etc.? The French also have a larger and more advanced army than the Spanish ever had. You discuss this with Lafayette, who suggests that the Emperor might sell Florida for: 1. A trade for the state of Louisiana or 2. A trade for the city of New Orleans plus the use of American military support to quell any rebellions in Mexico, Quebec, or Cuba should they occur. or 3. The same military support as listed above, but allowing France to pull from paying off the 25% of the debt granted in the latest Treaty, which would mean we probably won't pay off our national debt until about 1855-1860. A promise that the Seminole in the state will be protected on their land, which is what Napoleon granted them to quell the Seminole War in Florida. Lafayette reiterates that the Emperor will pay off all of your national debt if you sell the entire state of Louisiana to France (This is independent of any bargaining for Florida). The more practical-minded Southern Republicans reluctantly admit that the tariff raise is practical, but unfortunate. The majority of the Southern Republican, some for emotional reasons and some for supporting their constituents, believe that you have gone Federalist.
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