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    New Historical President RP

    1896 Election This election is a tossup for all three parties. The Liberal Party, long in power, will have to put up a fight. Conservatives and Progress members have worked to expand their voter base. Liberal see African-American Liberal Party VP Frederick Bunt running for the presidency in hopes of being the first minority president. However, his race might play against him in some regions; although, the South is a lock for him. Madam Senator Theodora Roosevelt is the VP nominee. The Progress Party sees Barker as heir to Henry and Wesley in espousing Western values and the future of America. Inning is the VP nominee. The Conservative Party sees Rodgers and McEnroe---two Western Conservatives--fighting for the nomination. In a close convention, McEnroe defeats Rodgers for the nomination, as he is able to secure more delegates in the Northeast, as well as split the Western delegate count. Rodgers did better among the few Southern delegates. Rodgers is the VP nominee. General Election Round 1 McEnroe/Rodgers (Cons) 196 EV 40% PV [TX, LA, KY, MD, DE, WV, MO, OH, PA, NY, NJ, CT, RI, MA] Barker/Inning (Pro) 126 EV 30% PV [every state West of MO, IA, MN, except TX. Also got MI, WI, IL, IN] Bunt/Roosevelt (Lib)125 EV 30% PV [ME, NH, VT, MN, IA, all the remaining Southern states, including FL] [Progress Party over performs, with a surprise victory in both IN and IL. Liberal Party was hit hard with voter fatigue, and mild racism against Bunt in some states. Conservatives surpassed expectations as well by locking up NY, PA, and OH. Nevertheless, Progress Party might be in a better Round 2 situation, as only a few states have a chance of flipping, and the South is adamantly opposed to the Conservative Party's fiscal conservatism.] General Election Round 2 Barker/Inning (Pro) 233 EV 45% PV [Held all their round 1 states. Gained MN, IA, all of the the Liberal Party's Southern states, except for FL McEnroe/Rodgers (Cons) 55% PV 214 EV [Held all their round 1 states. Gained ME, NH, VT, FL [Not too surprising, the Progress Party wins their first election in ages, as their Round 1 position was stronger with the electoral college than the Conservative position, despite many more voters preferring the Conservative Party.] Congress Liberal Senators 30%; US Reps 25% Conservative Senators 45%; US Reps 50% American Progress Senators 25%; US Reps 25% [Rodgers remains as Speaker with Conservatives picking up seats in both houses of Congress. The Liberal Party is still the second largest party, but the Progress Party picked up more seats. Conservatives now have enough support where they can virtually block any legislation in the House; although, not in the Senate.]
  2. vcczar

    New Historical President RP

    OOC: Calculating election
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    New Historical President RP

    Yeah, 24 hours from the original post calling for candidates. That leaves 6 hours.
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    New Historical President RP

    @Conservative Elector 2 @Reagan04 @CalebsParadox @WVProgressive I'm off to bed. If one of you can make a Conservative Candidate and one of your make a Liberal Candidate, then I'll calculate the new election as soon as I can tomorrow. This will probably be the most toss up election we've seen in awhile, especially with no incumbent running.
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    Trump-Putin meeting poll

    Even Newt Gingrich slammed Trump for his meeting with Putin today.
  6. vcczar

    New Historical President RP

    State of the Union for Election of 1896 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- National Strength: We rank behind Russia, Great Britain, Germany, France, Italy, Japan, and Mexico. The recent war sees Russia as the strongest country. All countries on this list are not far ahead of us. The European War leveled the playing field. Military Strength: Our professional army is 120,000 men and 58 ships. We are building a naval base in Hawaii, Puerto Rico and Panama. Foreign Affairs: We are improving relations with Europe. Our relations with the 3rd World may be better at the moment. The European Powers are glad that we refuse to recognize Communist France and Socialist Italy. Military: Our military is currently defending against any potential Indian attacks. Economy: Our economy sunk from a recession back to a depression last term, but it should be back to a recession any month now. We have not had a strong economy in almost half a century. Trade: Trade is improving with agreements in the 3rd world and with relations improving with Great Britain and France. Budget: Our budget is restricted because of a low tariff, lower taxes and high government spending, especially on the military. Social Harmony: Social harmony is more or less good, except for Western farmers. Immigration: Immigration is increasing with all sorts of European refugees. We don’t have enough jobs for everyone. Chinese immigrants in the West are also increasing. Mood of the people: The people seem happier but they are still disgruntled about the economy. Popularity of the Incumbent: the incumbent is respected, but reelection will be difficult. Party Power: Conservatives are the largest party, but they do not have a majority. *************** The next election is likely to be a complete tossup. Name and office: State of residence: Platform (see State of the Union above): VP nominee: @Hestia11 @Reagan04 @Kingthero @Conservative Elector 2 @CalebsParadox @WVProgressive ***Let me know if you aren't running a candidate this year***
  7. @MRA despite having only 7 posts is obviously someone that is used to this board, considering he knew who to tag. The spacing and capitalization errors are very familiar; although, the tone seems to be very contrived as if to hide an identity.
  8. vcczar

    New Historical President RP

    OOC: I'll type up the State of the Union when I Have an hour free.
  9. vcczar

    New Historical President RP

    The richest man in America leaves the White House, refusing to compromise further. Europe powers will agree to this if Puerto Rico is handed to the US rather than the Philippines.
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    New Historical President RP

    @Hestia11 @Kingthero @Reagan04 The Tariff bill fails, which causes the Northeastern industries and workers some chagrin. The Forebearance nearly passes, but following the Conservative Leaders words about it being a political ploy, many of his members opt not to follow their leader and vote against the bill, narrowly causing it to fail. A new bimetalism bill barely passes, despite Conservative opposition The richest man in America will compromise only by allowing railroads to be nationalized, but will not bailout the country unless all other industries are denationalized. He also requires being made President of the Bank. He also opposes the forebearance, but that bill failed anyway. He, unlike many Conservative Party members, supports a high tariff on Europe, but that bill failed. The European leaders state that these usurpers can in no way expect to relinquish power, and an election will not return the monarchy. They tell the president that Europe is traditionally a monarchy and not a Republic or Democracy, as such the monarchies must be returned. They ask for the US to support a non-recognition of these government, make a public statement referring to them as an illegal government, and use economic and other means to thwart these governments. In exchange, the leaders will compel Spain to relinquish Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines to the US. Lastly, the US must proclaim the Treaty of New York as a historic success.
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    New Historical President RP

    The two alliances opt for New York for the Peace Conference. Germany and Great Britain will lead their respective alliances. They know that they will accept the following for sure: Reduced navies, reduced armies, war damage compensation paid by Germany, a guaranteed 20 year-peace. Great Britain will lower tariff on Germany. What they cannot agree in, and which you will need to arbitrate, is the handling of France and Italy, the former was taken over by Communists, and the latter by Socialists. Monarchists have fled to the US and Great Britain. Napoleon IV, at the conference, demands that no one recognize the new French or Italian government, and that some peaceful way of restoring the status quo can be found with the help of America. A bill to raise the Tariff against Europe in order to grow our industry is up for a vote. It has been decided to raise the tariff on Europe rather than on the new Free Trade partners. This bill needs a vote by @Kingthero and @Reagan04 since they are party leaders. (Also see the bill below for a vote) While this was probably a good move to avoid a bad precedence, the people's approval rating for the president plummets as most voters believed that this was an easy way to end the depression, even though there was no proof it would have helped or not. The people will accept the easy way, regardless of method, in troubling times. A bill with both proposals has entered Congress. I need both party leaders to vote.
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    New Historical President RP

    Events and Decisions for March 1893-1897 for Pres. Atkinson @Hestia11 1) Cuba and Hawaii The invasion of Hawaii was mostly effortless. The Spanish are unable to to reinforce Cuba as they are deep in a war in Europe. However, the Spanish soldiers in Cuba put up a good fight. Our first landing is blundered, causing some embarrassment to our government. We land on Cuba on the second attempt, and after a couple major battles we are able to capture Havana. Most of the population will not help the Spanish army, who are compelled to surrender after a few months. We can hold this island as a bargaining chip after the European War. 2) Socialists, Communists, Fascism, and in the US France and Italy have overthrown their German occupiers, and the resulting government is split between Communists and Socialists who are fighting it out among themselves. Communism, Socialism, and a new nationalistic Fascism have been growing in Europe. We fear that these three different forms of government ideology will grow in our own country, especially as refugees arrive. 3) European Peace Conference The Germans failed in their attempt at invading Great Britain, then they lost France to the French, and Italy to the Italians. Russia has pulled out of the German Alliance. As such the two competing alliances request a 3rd party mediate the peace discussions. We could volunteer to do this. Where should it be held? 4) Tariffs Your economists are calling for a steep rise in tariffs to grow our industry as our economy improves. This will upset our Free Trade Agreements if we do this, but it might be worth the trade off. 5) Stockmarket Crash The Stock Market has crashed amid speculation of our economy completely recovering. Our treasury departments are depleting. A week after the crash, unemployment skyrocketed, and now the unemployed are camped outside the White House. The wealthiest man in America, banker Rockefeller Carnegie Rothschild von Vanderbilt offers to bailout our government at his own expense if the government agrees to denationalize all industries and appoint him as President of the Bank of the United States. 6) Utah becomes a state Nothing really to respond to, but this is a good sign for the Progress Party. 7) White Southerners once again petition for Affirmative Action Former Confederates and their descendants, a minority in the South, claim that they are not getting equal opportunity at jobs or in education. The Liberal Party members in the South adamantly oppose such an anti-discrimination policy fearing that the whites will just take over the governments and re-enslave them. Some have even told the whites to leave the states if they don't like it. 😎 Western Silver Voters The period of debt forebearance, signed by Pres. Carpenter, has passed for Western Farmers. The economy having never fully rebounded did not allow farmers to save to pay off their debts. As such, poor Western farmers are marching for an inflationary Silver Standard again, which they believe will help them pay back their debts. Some are calling for the government to absolve all debts. Economists and bankers are arguing for the Gold Standard and the resumption of payment on debts. Some are calling for an extension of the forbearance period, but the banks state that those owed loans have already waiting 10 years without receiving a cent. Most Progress Party voters favor the Silver Standard, or bimetalism. Most Liberal Party members favor gold or bimetalism. The Conservatives favor a gold standard.
  13. vcczar

    New Historical President RP

    I'll have the events/decisions up after @Conservative Elector 2 posts the election map.
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