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    East Germany - 1990

    For what it's worth, an American professor who was in Berlin during 1989-1990 claimed the following: "One week before the elections in East Germany on March 18, 1990, polls indicated that the Christian Democrats would get less than ten percent of the votes. The Social Democrats and the Communists [i.e. the PDS] would win. Seeing the handwriting on the wall, the Christian Democrats changed tunes on the all-important currency question and promised an immediate one-to-one exchange rate if they won. The next poll indicated that the Christian Democrats would win, and, indeed, they did." (Austin Murphy, The Last Year of a Country That Never Existed, 1995, p. 94) I don't know how accurate or exaggerated that is, but it might be worth including as an event.
  2. In old President Forever maps, there used to be wavy lines around the borders of states. I know a certain effect in Photoshop was used to make them, I'm just wondering if anyone here is aware of how. @admin_270
  3. I figure since it's been over a year, mentioning the latest eRegime game is okay. It takes place in 1919; you can play as whatever country, party, or individual existed at the time. We recently had to move from one forum software to another, so activity is only just starting to recover, but you can find it here: http://eregime.org/index.php?act=idx
  4. "Vulnerability" indeed isn't perfect and, thinking about it, shouldn't actually replace integrity. I just used it to point out that some candidates are simply more vulnerable to being attacked in ads and campaign speeches than others, and I think this should be represented. One advantage I think the term "vulnerability" has is being neutral. VCCzar's list has honor on it, for example. Imagine if this were 2004 and users had to argue over how much honor John Kerry has. It'd become subjective very quickly. My intention isn't "to knock down Dukakis' integrity score," it's to point out that the problems he faced during the campaign aren't represented by either integrity or corruption (hence why I wrote he "didn't have problems with being seen as a liar or having a scandalous lifestyle.")
  5. I think something like vulnerability would be a better word. For example, Dukakis in the 1988 campaign didn't have problems with being seen as a liar or having a scandalous lifestyle, but he was clearly vulnerable to attack anyway (hence ads attacking his treatment of crime while Governor, and Bush pointing out that Dukakis was a "card-carrying member of the ACLU.") As there's a separate stat for corruption nowadays, I figure that gives even more reason to rename the integrity stat.
  6. As a note, there's a forum area (that just got started) made specifically for English-speaking Power & Revolution players: http://eregime.org/index.php?showforum=12
  7. The aforementioned 1990 game is still going on. It's currently 1992, and the position of US President has opened up if anyone wants it.
  8. There will soon be a game set in 1990 where players can join as countries, political parties, etc. http://eregime.org/index.php
  9. It's a forum game, it is going to be played on the eRegime forum.
  10. President Forever got mentioned again on eRegime. On October 1 a Cold War forum game is going to start on the forum. 50 people have signed up so far. I'm only bumping the thread because this game is the "staple" of eRegime, it doesn't come all that often. So if someone wants to join as the GOP, or Democrats or something, that is possible.
  11. Bumping this again to note that the domain URL has changed: eRegime
  12. President Forever was brought up on eRegime, so I was reminded of this thread. There are currently three games being run: * Interwar Albania (started in 1920, currently in 1930) * Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité (a French Revolution forum game) * Metro 2033
  13. I've gotten permission to post this from anthony_admin. http://eregime.org/index.php As of August 2018 there's a forum game set in 1919 called Balance of Power, where players join as countries, political parties, or whatever else they can think of (including individuals.) eRegime has been in existence since 2012. It is a forum where users think up and run their own forum games, and there have been quite a few since its beginning. Some forum games are country simulations where players join as politicians, army officers, rebels, clergymen, trade-union leaders and whatnot. Others are based on the 1985 video game Balance of Power. Still others are based on whatever else the users themselves can come up with. Anyone may run any sort of forum game he or she likes, and will be given full moderator powers over as many forum areas as they need for said game.
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