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  1. Kingthero

    New Historical President RP

    @Reagan04 or @Conservative Elector 2 want to respond to the Liberal's talk regarding agricultural railways?
  2. Kingthero

    New Historical President RP

    @Hestia11 Ottomans accept the deal; proceed with inviting Russian diplomats?
  3. Kingthero

    New Historical President RP

    Year 1966  Trade Events Status: Trade had improved with our allies, especially our Asian allies. Virtually no trade with Russia and China. Stagnant trade with the American continents that are not our immediate allies. Virtually no trade with African countries not close to Europe. Trade with Japan and allied Asian remnants has grown to an equal rate as our European trade due to secured connections. Event 1 Results: Arming our merchant ships was seen as one of the most expensive and pointless projects... until it was created and succeeded. Not only are the fully exposed guns on our merchant ships deterring the enemies, but they are also relatively inexpensive. Chinese pirates can no longer commit significant harm on our trade; the next step would be the Chinese using their navy to attack us, which would likely cause war. Event 2 Results: You, alongside Liberal lawmakers, have gone to the tactic of proposing a base bill, and then proposing Amendments in committee in order to make sure that other parties support such other measures. Sidenote: I am going to streamline the committee process just to refer to a "committee", as adding flavor like that doesn't do much and can run into complications. House Committee Composition & Odds: 20 members; 10 Liberals (Seat Stacking --- 80%), 3 Conservatives (40%), 4 Socialists, (90%) 3 Libertarians (15%) Base Bill & Results: Base bill creates the nationwide high-speed train system from coast to coast, centered around stops in agricultural communities, specifically in the northern half of the US. | 14 yeas 6 nays Amendment One & Results: Amendment creates the connection to Alaska, which Canada has signaled support for. | 14 yeas 6 nays Amendment Two & Results: Amendment creates additional tracks to logging and mining communities. | 14 yeas 6 nays House Floor Odds (w/ Amendments): Liberals (80%), Conservatives (20%), Socialists (90%), Libertarians (5%) Bill Results: 59% yeas 41% nays Senate Floor Odds of House Bill: Liberals (80%), Conservatives (20%), Socialists (90%), Libertarians (5%) Bill Results: 45 yeas 59 nays The Bill dubbed the "Modern Infrastructure Act of 1965" passed the House, but failed the Senate. Analysis: It mostly came down to two crucial faults, one out of the President's control and one in the original bill draft. One was that Liberals stacked the committee that the Bill was apart of, meaning more left-leaning individuals controlled the additional Amendments to the bill. The other was that there are significant costs behind this Bill, and especially with the extended tracks to other communities, and no Conservative voice in support, Conservative support fell, especially impacting the Senate vote where Conservatives and Libertarians have a greater percentage. Event 3: With the success in establishing pacific trade, the President has grown support with her unilateral actions, and although her bill failed, it may not be the end of its lifespan. Does the President wish to push the bill again, and use political tactics to either force passage or ruin the opposition? Economic Events Status: Growing economy, with most of the production being military or food. Event 1 Results: The space bill has been drafted, and has been sent to Congress. House Committee Composition & Base Odds: 20 members; 6 Liberals (Equal --- 90%), 6 Conservatives (60%), 4 Socialists, (95%) 4 Libertarians (25%) Base Bill & Results: Base bill created two research labs fully funded and dedicated to space research. | 15 yeas 5 nays Amendment One & Results: Amendment bans the use of weapons in space. | 7 yeas 13 nays House Floor Odds: Liberals (90%), Conservatives (60%), Socialists (50%), Libertarians (20%) Bill Results: 65% yeas 35% nays Senate Floor Odds of House Bill: Liberals (90%), Conservatives (60%), Socialists (50%), Libertarians (20%) Bill Results: 65 yeas 39 nays The Bill dubbed the "Space Research Act of 1965" passed the House, and passed the Senate. Awaiting Presidential signature. Analysis: While some support declined when the weapons ban amendment failed, the Act ultimately passed. Event 2: Mexico and Brazil are interested. Event 3: Sign or Veto Space Act and await results. War Events Status: 100,000 in Ottoman defense, 0 in Germany/Scandinavia in terms of American involvement. Ottoman defense: There is an ongoing live fire on the Bulgarian front, though neither side is making territorial gains; however, the Ottomans have been taking heavy casualties. The encirclement was crushed. Espionage reports share that Russia has 70,000 troops on the Bulgarian front and 42,000 in the main front. (We have 100,000 on the main line) Rebel espionage reports that the Russian population is in a supermajority against the war, but the Russians have managed to avoid even small instances of anti-war rebels. However, rebels in China have continued to grow, which we can use to our advantage. Event 1 Results: Many enemies refused surrender, and while we took some losses, we managed to crush the encirclement within the next week after the leaflet week. Event 2: The Ottomans refuse any deal where they have to lose their old colonial land. Event 3 Results: The Russians are seemingly deterred, but only time will tell. Event 4: There is minimal support for any types of Russian coups, but there are political powers willing to attempt to gain a majority in the Tsar's advisory council. Event 5: As we have crushed the encirclement, how do we use our American forces, which are already 2:1 compared to the Russian front, alongside our Ottoman allies, to push further? Event 6: Should we preemptively invite Russian delegations to our country in case of a successful Ottoman deal? Note all events without a results after the title is still an active event. @Hestia11
  4. Kingthero

    New Historical President RP

    you can join whenever, I call for elections and anybodies allowed to participate. 1984 is a long ways away though
  5. Kingthero

    New Historical President RP

    @Hestia11 National Strength: We rank 2nd in the list of the top 10 countries: Russia, United States, Germany, China, Great Britain, France, Sweden, Mexico, Austria, Spain. Military Strength: Our professional army is 100,000 men and 75 ships, with a reserve army of 120,000 men solely for defense. We have naval bases in Hawaii, Cuba, Panama, St. Pierre and Miquelon, American Polynesia, and Japan. Foreign Affairs: Russia and China have a super alliance, same with League of Nations and American Alliances. For reference, Russian borders are pre-our timeline-WW1 Russian borders plus Eastern Turkey, Iraq, Kuwait, and Western Iran, and Chinese expand all the way to border Russia through owning East Iran. Military: Our military is completely occupied. Our whole military is focused on the Ottoman war, with mere token forces on our Pacific bases. Economy: The economy has begun to grow again due to the opening of the Asian market. Trade: Trade has grown due to the removal of restrictions between us and Asia. Budget: Our budget is currently balanced, with no debt. Our budget consists of the income of 40% taxes 50% tariff , and 10% overseas territories/canals, and the expenditure of 60% military 15% gov. upkeep 20% infrastructure and 5% surplus growth. (SD: 15). Social Harmony: The country is united against a possible threat. Immigration: Immigration levels continue to grow healthily, especially from refugees of the middle east. Mood of the people: People have become more optimistic about an American victory overseas. Party Power: Voting trends are going to become very distinct gradually, as the parties have begun to take very distinct directions. (Like IRL, there is going to be a massive electoral shift, though more as a stabilizer than a complete exchange.) President Popularity: N/A ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Year 1965 Trade Events Status: Trade had improved with our allies, especially our Asian allies. Virtually no trade with Russia and China. Stagnant trade with the American continents that are not our immediate allies. Virtually no trade with African countries not close to Europe. Trade with Japan and allied Asian remnants has grown due to the success of the mine technology. Event 1: After the mine plan failed, the Chinese have finally pushed their pacific piracy program to full motion. Unmarked ships have been attempting to sink our trade ships, and while we do fend them off, we have been getting damage to our ships. What do we wish to do to counter the Chinese piracy? Event 2: Your presidential plan involved railway expansion, mainly in order to transport agricultural resources at high speeds to the ports for exportation, as well as have easy access to transport products from coast to coast. "Write" your legislation, and propose it to Congress. As an additional note, should we add a part to connect Alaska to Washington, utilizing our Canadian alliance? Economic Events Status: Growing economy, with most of the production being military or food. Event 1: You have proposed an initiative for us to push technology to reach space. This is fascinating, though completely unheard of (Russians haven't gone to Space, as they have focused on war tech and not 'Cold War' tech.). How will you write such legislation, and how will you get it past Congress? Event 2: A group of investors has come to Washington in order to discuss how we can help other countries modernize. Business leaders propose that the U.S. Government should subsidize (with a max cap of $50,000,000 per company per country) companies to build infrastructure in foreign countries and utilize native labor and resources to create even more products. They have even stated that they are fine with paying the same taxes on such goods (remember; still no income tax), and would try to work with legislators to create a balanced deal. War Events Status: 100,000 in Ottoman defense, 0 in Germany/Scandinavia in terms of American involvement. Ottoman defense: There is an ongoing live fire on the Bulgarian front, though neither side is making territorial gains. A very intense set of maneuvers led to the successful encirclement of 38,000 Russian soldiers, though the Russians have reinforced their main line in order to attempt to push further. Espionage reports share that Russia has 70,000 troops on the Bulgarian front, 38,000 in the encirclement, and 42,000 in the main front. (We have 40,000 troops on the encirclement, and 60,000 on the main line) Rebel espionage reports that the Russian population is in a supermajority against the war, but the Russians have managed to avoid even small instances of anti-war rebels. However, rebels in China have grown, which we can use to our advantage. Event 1: The previous President called for a cautious completion of the encirclement, focused on taking prisoners rather than casualties. However, it takes us very long to take prisoners and costs us more lives to take more prisoners. With the main line so close to the encirclement, what should our plan be? Continue to strive for low casualties, or do a mix of bombing/starvation to rapidly enclose the circle? Event 2: The Ottoman delegation is at the White House; what deal shall we propose to bring to the Russians? Event 3: We have successfully tested our first nuclear bomb, comparable to the one the Russians tested. Some are suggesting we explode one over the Black Sea as a sign of strength, while others say that we should just use this test as an additional bargaining tool in negotiations. Action or fear? Event 4: This is for any espionage you wish to commit, such as enemy statistics, rebels, etc.
  6. Kingthero

    New Historical President RP

    1964 Election Welcome to the election of 1964! This election, we see the two parties attempt to consolidate power, while the socialist attempts to secure a second term amid opposition. Primaries There were no significant primaries. General Election Round 1 Thorne/Erring (Lib) 285 EV 44% PV Humphrey/Hass (Soc) 150 EV 26% PV Larson/Silverstream (Con) 131 EV 30% PV Note: Liberals took a massive lead due to their appealing war and economic platforms, as well as their regional focuses, which helped gain industrial and midwest support. --- Region Breakdown (Pop Vote) New England (ME, NH, VT, MA, RI, CT) : Lean Conservative | Region Hot 3 Issues: War, Trade, Economy Industrial Centers (NY, PA, OH, IL) : Lean Liberal | Region Hot 3 Issues: War, Trade, Economy Industrial Midwest (WI, MI, IN) : Lean Liberal | Region Hot 3 Issues: War, Trade, Economy West Coast (CA, OR, WA) : Conservative | Region Hot 3 Issues: War, Trade, Economy Southwest (AZ, NM, OK, TX) : Liberal | Region Hot 3 Issues: War, Trade, Economy Southern Outskirts (LA, AR, MO, KY, WV, MD) : Tossup (Lean Soc) | Region Hot 3 Issues: War, Trade, Economy Deep South (MS, AL, GA) : Liberal (Also Lean Socialist) | Region Hot 3 Issues: War, Trade, Economy Upper South (SC, NC, VA, TN) : Tossup | Region Hot 3 Issues: War, Trade, Economy West (NV, ID, MT, WY, UT, CO, ND, SD, NE, KS) : Liberal | Region Hot 3 Issues: War, Trade, Economy Non-Continentals (HI, CU, PR, AK) : Lean Liberal | Region Hot 3 Issues: War, Trade, Economy Swing States (MN, IA, NJ, DE, FL, DC) : Tossup | Region Hot 3 Issues: War, Trade, Economy Congress Liberals 36/104 Senate 36% US Rep Conservatives 40/104 Senate 31% US Rep Socialists 12/104 Senate 19% US Rep Libertarians 16/104 Senate 14% US Rep RP Note: Congress is super close, though still very pro-this-war and lean socially conservative. @Hestia11 Events soon. Good note is that the huge foreign affairs focus may be over soon enough...
  7. Kingthero

    New Historical President RP

    Subsidies for an industry that doesn't need subsidies though... There isn't a dust bowl ongoing. You might get more liberal support but it'd still fail in the Conservative Senate.
  8. Kingthero

    New Historical President RP

    1964 Trade Events Status: Trade had improved with our allies, especially our Asian allies. Virtually no trade with Russia and China. Stagnant trade with the American continents that are not our immediate allies. Virtually no trade with African countries not close to Europe. Trade with Japan and allied Asian remnants has grown due to the success of the mine technology. Economic Events Status: Growing economy, with most of the production being military or food. The increased trade with our Asian allies allows us to ship them surplus food in preparation for a near immediate Chinese attack, as well as provide them technologies to be self-sustainable. Event 5 Results: Although the farm sector has been successful for decades, Socialist lawmakers have attempted to re-attract rural agrarian support by proposing a blanket Government oversight of agricultural production. While this does attract the small farmer to an extent, a majority of farmers are worried that this radical change of the farming industry would damage the market, even alienating some Socialists who are dependent on the rural vote. Libertarians and Conservatives near outright oppose this measure, and even Liberals are highly repulsed by the measure. House Committee Socialists have a fair representation on the House's Agriculture committee. Socialist lawmakers have crafted a new farming bill, aiming to supply Government organization and assistance to the farming market. There is a lack of majority support for the industry being benefited by this bill, which kills Liberal support and even some Socialist support. For the sake of the vote, the House committee has twenty members. (5 Socialists, 3 Libertarians, 6 Liberals, and 6 Conservatives) Libertarian Odds: 0% | 3 nays. Conservative Odds: 0% | 6 nays. Liberal Odds: 20% | 1 yea 5 nays. Socialist Odds: 75% | 5 yeas. Vote Fails Agriculture Committee 6-14 Note: While there is a lack of complexity due to the way I carry out this RP that doesn't provide a lot of information regarding certain sectors of the economy, the fact that our economy is mainly agricultural and military goods shows that our agricultural sector is doing good enough to be in the top 2. In the future, and this goes for everyone, you all can ask me clarifying questions regarding a sector of the economy and I will provide statistics. War Events Status: 100,000 in Ottoman defense, 0 in Germany/Scandinavia in terms of American involvement. Ottoman defense: The Russians have not made any ground on the Bulgarian front, despite the absence of American troops. The Russian blitz has slowed down, and the line rests rust outside Ankara. The Russians have pushed further into the central front, perhaps to possibly flank and encircle Ankara. Luckily, we saved our volunteers from being encircled, but it was close. Despite the extension of our line, we have pushed mostly north from Mersin and have launched an encirclement attempt at the Russian forces south of Ankara. We have officially encircled the massive push of Russian troops towards Ankara due to our movement of troops, and we have the opportunity to make a huge push on the Russians. Event 6 Results: This has been a massive success, seemingly out of the blue. 30,000 American volunteers have officially gone under the payroll of the Ottoman Army, alongside our 100,000 American volunteers under our payroll. We have absolutely tarnished the Russian blitz, and seemingly we can make our own blitz and perhaps push the Russians to peace with the Ottomans. Event 7: This event is all about our grand push: the more effort you put into the military strategy, the more likely we are are be successful. Intelligence reports that the Russians have only 50,000 troops left in the Turkish front, matching their 50,000 on the Bulgarian front. Reports have come in that the Russian population has grown upset over the massive lost of life in a seemingly irrelevant country, potentially destroying the war support of the predicted world war. @MBDemSoc I am glad things have ended on a seemingly more positive note, and let us hope that we can avoid massive world war. The election will not happen until you respond to this event, or you get killed by not responding to this event. --- State of the Union for Election of 1964 @Hestia11 @CalebsParadox @MBDemSoc @Reagan04 @Conservative Elector 2 @WVProgressive @Sami @NYConservative ---------------------------------------------------------------------- National Strength: We rank 2nd in the list of the top 10 countries: Russia, United States, Germany, China, Great Britain, France, Sweden, Mexico, Austria, Spain. Military Strength: Our professional army is 100,000 men and 75 ships, with a reserve army of 120,000 men solely for defense. We have naval bases in Hawaii, Cuba, Panama, St. Pierre and Miquelon, American Polynesia, and Japan. Foreign Affairs: Russia and China have a super alliance, same with League of Nations and American Alliances. For reference, Russian borders are pre-our timeline-WW1 Russian borders plus Eastern Turkey, Iraq, Kuwait, and Western Iran, and Chinese expand all the way to border Russia through owning East Iran. Military: Our military is completely occupied. Our whole military is focused on the Ottoman war, with mere token forces on our Pacific bases. Economy: The economy has begun to grow again due to the opening of the Asian market. Trade: Trade has grown due to the removal of restrictions between us and Asia. Budget: Our budget is currently balanced, with no debt. Our budget consists of the income of 40% taxes 50% tariff , and 10% overseas territories/canals, and the expenditure of 60% military 15% gov. upkeep 20% infrastructure and 5% surplus growth. (SD: 15). Social Harmony: The country is united against a possible threat. Immigration: Immigration levels continue to grow healthily, especially from refugees of the middle east. Mood of the people: People have become more optimistic about an American victory overseas. Party Power: The American people, according to polls, have completed their shift. However, due to the President's sudden successes universally, most of this shift ended in more Liberal gains than Conservative. Also, a portion of these new Liberal voters would likely still vote for the President's re-election than for a new Liberal candidate. President Popularity: The President rebounded within the last year, ending 1963/4 at a 38% approval and 50% disapproval rating. This makes the President generally unpopular, but still electable with the right campaign. If the President recreates his platform and focuses on his successes, instead of this general socialist platform, than the chances of being re-elected are drastically higher. ____________________________________________ Name and office: Age: Party: Resident state: VP nominee: Key Issue to Defend in Theoretical Debate: Platform (see State of the Union):
  9. Kingthero

    Defining Integrity

    Well, another way I could have defined it would be "stereotypical assumptions", as that was more my angle of how people wrongfully assume the relation between honesty and integrity.
  10. Kingthero

    Defining Integrity

    I had to read this article in one of my college classes, and I thought this would bring some more light on how we view a politician's 'integrity'. http://seminr125g-02-sp15-chandler.wikispaces.umb.edu/file/view/Insufficiency of Honesty.pdf/537168824/Insufficiency of Honesty.pdf In summary, the article defines the many loopholes to the value of integrity, especially the fact that honesty does not equal integrity. Three simple steps are the general representation of one's integrity: the ability to discern from right or wrong, the actual act of acting on such knowledge even with personal consequences, and the ability to state why you believe something is right or wrong. @vcczar I think this would help you view candidate's individual integrities in your 2020 campaign. I would see a lot of politicians shift integrity according to this. Politicians like Bernie Sanders would have a very high integrity, as he has basically completed those three steps, while others will drop. I think that having this article as a process of determining integrity would help a lot.
  11. Kingthero

    New Historical President RP

    Midterms Congress Liberals 36/104 Senate 33% US Rep Conservatives 43/104 Senate 30% US Rep Socialists 13/104 Senate 23% US Rep Libertarians 12/104 Senate 14% US Rep --- @MBDemSoc basically 1 legislative event under econ and 1 military event that are major; feel free to respond to others, and take advantage of the last set of events before the campaign trail. Year 1963 (No assassinations! Yay!) Trade Events Status: Trade had stagnated with our allies. Virtually no trade with Russia and China. Stagnant trade with the American continents that are not our immediate allies. Virtually no trade with African countries not close to Europe. Trade with Japan and allied Asian remnants is hindered due to mines, though is still active. Event 3 Results: Sadly, our trade advisers refused to seek new routes. However, technologies into minesweeper tech have advanced, though production of such tech is gradual at most. Computer tech research goes nowhere. No other events. Economic Events Status: Stagnant economy, with most of the production being military or food. Event 4 Results: The income tax debate continues as Socialists now have focused on creating a foundation Amendment to create such tax. It goes to an immediate vote on the House Floor. House Floor As the Socialists have proposed a Constitutional Amendment, it has been automatically worked onto the House floor to be voted on. For it to pass, it needs a 2/3rds vote in order to send it to the Senate. Libertarian Odds: 5% | 1% Yea 13% Nay. Conservative Odds: 10% | 6% Yea 24% Nay. Liberal Odds: 65% | 19% Yea 14% Nay. Socialist Odds: 100% | 23% Yea. Vote Fails House 49%-51% out of the ~67% Needed Note: Passing a Constitutional Amendment is hard when the parties super opposed control over a third of the legislature. The War Production Board now moves on to a House Floor vote. No opposition was made, nor was any support announced, meaning the values stay the same. House Floor Libertarian Odds: 10% | 2% Yea 12% Nay. Conservative Odds: 25% | 5% Yea 25% Nay. Liberal Odds: 70% | 25% Yea 8% Nay Socialist Odds: 100% | 23% Yea. Vote Passes House 55%-45% Note: Now this moves on the the Senate with the same odds. For times sake, Senate committees do not take up House bills. Senate Floor Libertarian Odds: 10% | 0 Yeas 12 Nays. Conservative Odds: 25% | 10 Yeas 33 Nays. Liberal Odds: 70% | 27 Yeas 9 Nays. Socialist Odds: 100% | 13 Yeas. Vote Fails Senate 50-54 Note: The Senate shifted slightly right during midterms, which proved crucial to defeating this bill. While you and your party have gotten much disappointment in failing to pass any legislation, certain contractors have officially sent notice that a few are willing to compete for military bids, meaning they are going to compete for what weapons our army needs, meaning cheaper prices while having some state influence over what is being directly produced. This is the biggest success of the administration so far. Event 5: Any last-ditch legislative efforts you want to push before the next election? (ONLY ONE) War Events Status: 80,000 in Ottoman defense, 20,000 in Germany/Scandinavia in terms of American involvement. Ottoman defense: The Russians have not made any ground on the Bulgarian front. The Russians have broken our northern line, and have "blitzed" towards Ankara. The Russians launched a massive counterattack on our central front, joining the Northern blitz. Luckily, we saved our volunteers from being encircled, but it was close. We encircled major amounts of Russian forces near Mersin, taking the city, but while we could have pushed many miles we couldn't risk overextension due to the blitz. ignore the enlarge image, i changed the borders while highlighting the image. oops. Event 1 Final Results: Upon receiving of orders, the 20,000 volunteers have joined our Active military as volunteers to join the Bulgarian front. The Ottoman volunteer drive restores some Ottoman morale, but ultimately doesn't do much in terms of troop count. Event 2 Final Results: The Ottomans are beyond pissed that we would even think they wouldn't need our help. Event 3 Final Results: The leakers have now been long gone, and news has it that the Russians have already tested successfully a small nuclear explosive. Event 4 Final Results: The Russians and Chinese have successfully utilized counter espionage against us, and have destroyed almost all of our rebel-supporting spies and networks. Event 5 Final Results: We fail to infiltrate Russia due to their counterespionage program, although we do manage to build the delivery systems for such nuclear explosives. However, we have failed to test a nuclear device worth deploying. Event 6: Absolutely horrified by how poor the war has shifted, military advisers have warned you that we either must do something immediately, or pull out immediately. The idea of the Russians having a massive explosive while we don't could devastate our troops on foreign soil, and the Russian blitz could easily encircle and kill our troops. However, if we allow the Ottomans to get overrun, then the Russians will be able to send their navy into the Mediterranean, and are free to expand into north africa and the balkans. You could still play the middle road here, but the odds of our current troop capacity there do not currently seem good. Think of this event as an ultimatum: do we make a last stand, or do we pull out? --- National Strength: We rank 2nd in the list of the top 10 countries: Russia, United States, Germany, China, Great Britain, France, Sweden, Mexico, Austria, Spain. Military Strength: Our professional army is 100,000 men and 75 ships, with a reserve army of 120,000 men solely for defense. We have naval bases in Hawaii, Cuba, Panama, St. Pierre and Miquelon, American Polynesia, and Japan. Foreign Affairs: Russia and China have a super alliance, same with League of Nations and American Alliances. For reference, Russian borders are pre-our timeline-WW1 Russian borders plus Eastern Turkey, Iraq, Kuwait, and Western Iran, and Chinese expand all the way to border Russia through owning East Iran. Military: Our military is completely occupied. Some of our military is in Pacific Bases, while others are volunteering in Europe. Economy: The economy has stagnated due to legislative speculation. Trade: Trade has stagnated due to Allies thinking they have everything they need. Budget: Our budget is currently balanced, with no debt. Our budget consists of the income of 40% taxes 50% tariff , and 10% overseas territories/canals, and the expenditure of 65% military 15% gov. upkeep 20% infrastructure and 0% deficit growth. (SD: 10) [The military cooperation has thankfully kept our budget even even though things have stagnated]. Social Harmony: The country is united against a possible threat. Immigration: Immigration levels continue to grow, especially from refugees of the middle east. Mood of the people: People have rapidly shifted to being upset at how we have failed our allies overseas. Party Power: The American people, according to polls, have made massive shifts to right-leaning parties, mainly due to the economic and foreign weaknesses of the current administration. The Liberals may be able to capitalize on this too, but they can not play the middle ground. President Popularity: The President is probably at an all time low for most unpopular President, ending 1962 at a 28% approval and 70% disapproval rating. This is sad, noting that Humphrey was at 52% popularity in 1961 after his first wave of actions. Can the President make a comeback?
  12. Kingthero

    New Historical President RP

    The board wasn't established; its still in the House. It only passed committee.
  13. Kingthero

    New Historical President RP

    Year 1962 Trade Events Status: Increased trade, especially with military goods, with our allies. Virtually no trade with Russia and China. Stagnant trade with the American continents that are not our immediate allies. Virtually no trade with African countries not close to Europe. Trade with Japan and allied Asian remnants is hindered due to mines, though is still active. Event 1 Results: Since dealing with mines is a new thing, we lacked the technology to actually discover mines ahead of time. Due to this, the army used old depleted vessels, as well as pieces of old wooden ships being pushed by newer ships. This creative tactic worked to some extent, but mines are still hurting our convoys. Event 2 Results: The lend lease program passes, and aid is being distributed to our allies, most specifically the Ottomans. Event 3: Utilize this event to throw Government attention towards a specific technology not yet advanced that would impact trade. Economic Events Status: Slightly growing economy, with most of the production being military or food. Event 1 Results: The income tax debate is among the most heated of the century. As there never has been an income tax before, proponents of the new tax are attempting to utilize pro-war paranoia in order for us to massively increase our army with the new tax. Here is how it went: House Committee Socialists have a fair representation on the House's Ways and Means committee. Socialist lawmakers have crafted a new income tax bill, which seeks to tax Americans on a progressive tax bracket system. In order to stand a chance for the increased State revenue, the pro-war socialists, at the risk of alienating anti-war socialists, pushed a crucial need for an increased war budget, noting that going into debt would cause the country much worry. However, the strategy quickly flipped in order to not arouse pro-war support in general, and instead followed a more diplomatic approach as suggested by the President. For the sake of the vote, the House committee has forty members. (9 Socialists, 6 Libertarians, 13 Liberals, and 12 Conservatives) Libertarian Odds: 5% | 6 nays. Conservative Odds: 15% | 12 nays. Liberal Odds: 60% | 7 yeas 6 nays. Socialist Odds: 90% | 9 yeas. Vote Fails Ways and Means Committee 16-24 Note: I highly recommend trying again, with additional strategies included, and getting the endorsement of other Leaders. Event 2 Results: While we continue our policies, there has been successful socialist agreements within certain industries in friendly States to establish some form of State-subsidized defense industry. Though nothing is secure, there is hope for the socialist future. Event 3 Results: Socialists only have enough clout to push one of their proposals, and the random number generator socialists chose to push the War Production Board. In theory, this board would allow a closer relationship between the government and all industries of the ultimate production of military goods. As a stepping stone has already been extended into the war industries, this board should have a higher chance to pass than originally planned. This will also be given to the Ways and Means Committee, with the same composition as before. Here is how it went: House Committee Libertarian Odds: 10% | 1 yea 5 nays. Conservative Odds: 25% | 5 yeas 7 nays. Liberal Odds: 70% | 7 yeas 6 nays. Socialist Odds: 100% | 9 yeas. Vote Passes Ways and Means Committee 22-18 Note: As this was a non-official event, opposition will have time to formally compile arguments against the Board in order to convince their legislatures. By the time of the next post, the bill will either pass or fail unless some extreme circumstance hinders that. Event 4: Use this event to formalize plans for any of the above Economic Events. War Events Status: 60,000 in Ottoman defense, 20,000 in Germany/Scandinavia in terms of American involvement. Ottoman defense: The Russians have not made any ground on the Bulgarian front. The Russians launched a massive counterattack towards Samsun on their entire northern front, which caused us to lose a lot of land, even with our flanking success. We have pushed the Russians out of their lake position. We have held the southern front, even making advances towards Mersin. Event 1 Results/Response: Upon receiving of orders, 12,000 volunteers from the static German/Scandinavian border were moved to the Ottomans front, split between the Bulgarian and mid-east front. We successively flanked the middle front, though lost a significant chunk of our northern front due to the Russian counterattack. The volunteer drive was somewhat successful, giving us an immediate 20,000 man boost to our active military if you allow this growth to our military. Use this event to respond to this event. Event 2 Results/Response: We are using our active military as official American volunteers to the Ottoman Army. We command our own divisions on foreign soil, though all of the Americans sent are considered volunteers. Use this event to continue on with this event. Event 3 Results: Test facilities were set up, though in a critical betrayal of our country, our nuclear secrets were leaked to Russian officials. Now, this is an arms race between the two countries. Event 4 Results: Attempts to secure connections to rebel groups in occupied territories was successful, though we learned they aren't interested in immediate rebellion due to the strength of both countries. We have found crucial Russian spots to sabotage, but need the equipment and opportunity to commit such sabotages. Statistics show with a moderate margin of error that 50,000 Russian troops are on the Bulgarian front, and 120,000 are on the Turkish front. Event 5: This event is for additional orders. Event 6: Use this event to respond to the arms race. @MBDemSoc I was high energy today, so enjoy this extended effort in the 1961-1962 year lol.
  14. Kingthero

    New Historical President RP

    @MBDemSoc Sidenote: Constitution already guarantees equality, something done in the mid 1800s greater than in our timeline. If I am wrong, its happened sometime during the Liberal dominance in the early 1900s. National Strength: We rank 2nd in the list of the top 10 countries: Russia, United States, Germany, China, Great Britain, France, Sweden, Mexico, Austria, Spain. Military Strength: Our professional army is 80,000 men and 75 ships, with a reserve army of 120,000 men solely for defense. We have naval bases in Hawaii, Cuba, Panama, St. Pierre and Miquelon, American Polynesia, and Japan. Foreign Affairs: Russia and China have a super alliance, same with League of Nations and American Alliances. For reference, Russian borders are pre-our timeline-WW1 Russian borders plus Eastern Turkey, Iraq, Kuwait, and Western Iran, and Chinese expand all the way to border Russia through owning East Iran. Military: Our military is completely occupied. Some of our military is in Pacific Bases, while others are volunteering in Europe. Economy: The economy has grown slightly in response to expanded trade and war, but not amazingly. Trade: Trade grows even more, especially military trade, boosting our economy. Budget: Our budget is currently balanced, with no debt. Our budget consists of the income of 40% taxes 50% tariff , and 10% overseas territories/canals, and the expenditure of 65% military 15% gov. upkeep 20% infrastructure and 0% deficit growth. (SD: 10) Social Harmony: The country is united against a possible threat. Immigration: Immigration levels begin to grow, especially from refugees of the middle east. Mood of the people: People are becoming optimistic as we have held Ottoman territory. Party Power: There is a grey area where the American People lie right now. President Popularity: N/A ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Year 1961 Trade Events Status: Increased trade, especially with military goods, with our allies. Virtually no trade with Russia and China. Stagnant trade with the American continents that are not our immediate allies. Virtually no trade with African countries not close to Europe. Trade with Japan and allied Asian remnants is about average and slightly increasing, with military goods as priority. Event 1: News from some of our Asian convoys has been received that there are sea mines being strategically deployed on our routes between us and Japan and Oceania. While no Americans have died yet, we need to figure out how we are going to counter these great threats to our Asian trade routes. Event 2: An envoy from the Ottomans has formally requested that be ship thousands of defensive pieces in order to dig in near Istanbul, as Russians have been building a stronger force there. Economic Events Status: Slightly growing economy, with most of the production being military or food. Event 1: The stock market has been rather stable, though massive fear has been brought among the rich of your campaigned 90% plus tax brackets. What tax plan do you wish to propose? Event 2: Thankfully, as our economy has been war-themed since the days of the American Progress party, we tend to not have major war debts. However, we usually have worked with private businesses for arms. However, as the arms industry is obviously pro-military, and massively conservative due to the industry, how do you wish to approach these companies, knowing that they are afraid of your policies? War Events Status: 48,000 in Ottoman defense, 32,000 in Germany/Scandinavia in terms of American involvement. Ottoman defense: The Russians have begun to massively mobilize on the Bulgarian front, though Ottomans have held them for now. Ottomans have pushed and captured Samsun, massively pushing past the city to form a possible flanking opportunity. As the Russians panicked, US and Ottoman forces struck hard on the armies approaching the capital, capturing many men and pushing vastly forward. However, Russians have now sailed massive equipment to their lake bases, harming our supply lines and limiting further advances on the eastern front. Our southern-eastern front took some damage, making the line much more direct. Event 1: This is the orders event: approximately 30,000 of the 48,000 US troops in Ottoman lands are protecting the middle line, while about 9,000 are in the north and 9,000 are in the south. Announce military plans, be as specific as can be. You are still the Commander in Chief. Event 2: Since we are not at war, we don't have any obligation to keep volunteers in the Ottomans, so since you campaigned on peace, do you wish to send our men home? Event 3: Tests have shown that we have created very small nuclear reactions in our testing facilities, though not to a very destructive level. Preliminary research on the potential of radiation have been founded, though seem seemingly minor as very little radiation is analyzed in small explosions. What direction or additional focus do you wish to put on Nuclear research? Event 4: This is for any espionage you wish to commit, such as enemy statistics, rebels, etc.
  15. Kingthero

    New Historical President RP

    1960 Election Welcome to the election of 1960! This election, we see the failure of the two major parties to field a candidate, as the Liberals have announced they are endorsing the Socialist and the Conservatives are endorsing the Libertarian. Primaries There was one primary, which was between two Socialist candidates. One was a formalized politician, while the other represented the American Federation of Teachers. Haley: 31.5% Humphrey: 68.5% Humphrey is the Socialist nominee, with Hass as his VP. Note: Follows similar election stats as the generals, but I just simplify the result as its a Primary. General Election Round 1 Humphrey/Hass (Soc + Lib) 339 EV 61% PV [All but those below.] Natesh/Perez (Libt + Con) 226 EV 39% PV [ME, NH, VT, MA, CT, NY, CA, OR, LA, AR, KY, WV, SC, NC, VA, UT, SD, KS, MN, FL] Note: Liberal and Conservative biases, for the most part, supported their endorsed candidates. Regional bases didn't change due to lack of major party campaigning. Socialist candidate was seen more favorable due to the more extensive campaign run, as well as the great fatigue for the Conservatives. --- Region Breakdown (Pop Vote) New England (ME, NH, VT, MA, RI, CT) : Lean Conservative | Region Hot 3 Issues: War, Trade, Economy Industrial Centers (NY, PA, OH, IL) : Lean Liberal | Region Hot 3 Issues: War, Trade, Economy Industrial Midwest (WI, MI, IN) : Tossup | Region Hot 3 Issues: War, Trade, Economy West Coast (CA, OR, WA) : Greatly Conservative | Region Hot 3 Issues: War, Trade, Economy Southwest (AZ, NM, OK, TX) : Lean Liberal | Region Hot 3 Issues: War, Trade, Economy Southern Outskirts (LA, AR, MO, KY, WV, MD) : Lean Liberal | Region Hot 3 Issues: War, Trade, Economy Deep South (MS, AL, GA) : Liberal (Also Lean Socialist) | Region Hot 3 Issues: War, Trade, Economy Upper South (SC, NC, VA, TN) : Tossup | Region Hot 3 Issues: War, Trade, Economy West (NV, ID, MT, WY, UT, CO, ND, SD, NE, KS) : Lean Liberal | Region Hot 3 Issues: War, Trade, Economy Non-Continentals (HI, CU, PR, AK) : Lean Liberal | Region Hot 3 Issues: War, Trade, Economy Swing States (MN, IA, NJ, DE, FL) : Tossup | Region Hot 3 Issues: War, Trade, Economy Congress Liberals 40/104 Senate 30% US Rep Conservatives 40/104 Senate 30% US Rep Socialists 13/104 Senate 24% US Rep Libertarians 11/104 Senate 16% US Rep RP Note: Congress is super close, though still very pro-this-war and lean socially conservative. @MBDemSoc Bet you never expected this day to finally come, but here it is. Just know though, you pretty much only won at the moderates expense, so it may be hard to do alot of unpopular things. Events tomorrow afternoon.
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