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STORMARK STUFF:

Demographics:

Ethnicity

Norse 30%

Danish 30%

Swedish 30%

Celtic 10%

Religion

80% Lutheran

10% Neo-Pagan

5% Catholic

5% Other Christian

Information

Population: 60 million

Capital: Haraldsborg

Motto: Fra Havet Haeder (From the Sea Glory)

Seats: 200 (400 total)

Government: Constitutional Monarchy

Parliament: Althing

Head of State: Sovereign Viking Emperor

Head of Government: Imperial Chancellor

Parties

Folkpartiet

Social Democrats

Venstre

Fremskrittspartiet

The Greens

Regions

Haraldsborg (15 seats)

Roskilde (18 seats)

Vestfold (25 seats)

Uppland (17 seats)

Holsteinborg (20 seats)

Nidaros (14 seats)

Treisenburg (10 seats)

Vinland (11 seats)

Gottenborg (9 seats)

Norrland (8 seats)

Kristiansland (10 seats)

Finnmark (8 seats)

Jorvik (9 seats)

Sodermanland (8 seats)

Rangarvalla (12 seats)

Emeraldia (6 seats)

Issues

Abortion

Climate Change

Education

Energy Independence

Equal Rights

Hamland Crisis

Healthcare Reform

Imperial Defense

Industrial Policy

Internal Security

Jobs & Economy

Military

Monarchy

Pension Security

Religion

Taxation

Trade Policy

Unions

@issue position descriptions

// left to right, 1 - 5

// Abortion

Unrestricted access to taxpayer-funded abortion.

Protect Responsible Choice. Liberalize abortion laws.

Leave Abortion up to provinces, but ban partial birth abortions.

Abortion is wrong, no change to current legal status.

Abortion is murder! Total ban on abortions!

@

//Climate Change

The environment comes first. Implement an eco-tax on pollution.

Increase standards, Go beyond Kyoto in reducing emissions.

Promote better environmental policies, stay with Kyoto.

Withdraw from Kyoto. The economy comes first.

The environment is fine, global warming is a hoax.

@

//Education

Large investment in education. Nationalize all private schools and colleges.

More funding for all schools, more facilities, cut class sizes. Eliminate university fees.

More funding for the poorest schools. Reduce university fees.

Provide school vouchers. Make university fees tax-deductible.

Full privatization of education. Encourage parent-student savings.

@

//Energy Independence

Impose a windfall profits tax on oil companies to fund massive alternative energy projects.

Invest in alternative energy and end oil company subsidies. Reduce oil use.

Stay with renewable and non-renewable energy mix. Reduce energy dependence.

Coal and oil are our main concerns right now. End dependence on foreign oil

More tax breaks for oil companies and open up protected wildlife refuges for exploration.

@

//Equal Rights

Equality demands legalization of same-sex marriage.

Provide civil unions for same-sex couples.

Protect gays and lesbians from discrimination.

Marriage is between a man and a woman.

Gay adoption should be outlawed, too.

@

//Hamland Crisis

Support the Hamland Communists. Death to the capitalist pigs!

We should stay neutral in the crisis and act as a peace broker.

Quarantine Communist Hamland, economically and diplomatically.

Actively support anti-Communist forces within Hamland.

We must invade Hamland and bomb the Reds to hell!

@

//Healthcare Reform

Dramatically increase funding, full nationalization of health care.

Increase funding. Reduce private sector involvement.

Work to cut costs. Public-private relationship is essential.

Increase private responsibility for health care costs, coverage, and competition.

Full privatization of health care services.

@

//Imperial Defense

No more imperialism! Bring our troops home. Make pacifism our foreign policy.

Reduce imperial commitments. Use diplomacy rather than military force.

Protect current imperial defenses. Establish stronger ties with allies like Alexandria.

Increase imperial commitments. Do not hesitate to use military against enemies.

We must become a global imperial superpower! Brute force is the only answer!

@

//Industrial Policy

Support large-scale nationalization to take over all industries.

Extend nationalization to energy, transport, and manufacturing.

Regulate private sector to keep prices low. Compensate losers.

More competition in markets. Support privatization of industry.

Privatize all industries. National ownership is intrinsically bad.

@

// Internal Security

Civil liberties must trump security concerns. No police state!

Current security measures are sufficient. More measures only under strict limits.

Growing threats must be met by more investigations and police powers.

Suspicious foreigners must be observed, profiled, and detained if need be. Civil liberties may be limited.

Civil liberties must be massively scaled back to answer security threats.

@

//Jobs & Economy

War on Poverty! Massive public works programs. We need a Socialist economy.

Support public jobs program, public investment in industry, and provide a living wage.

Invest more in new industry + job training. Increase minimum wage.

Strengthen the free market. Reduce taxes, subsidies, and bureaucracy.

Laissez-faire all the way! Massive tax cuts and repeal minimum wage!

@

// Military

Reduce military spending, end conscription immediately.

Freeze military spending, establish an all-volunteer force.

Small military spending increase. Extend conscription to civilian service.

Double the military budget. Keep conscription.

Devote the budget to the military. Raise draft to wartime levels.

@

// Monarchy

Abolish the Monarchy. Move to a full Republic.

The Monarchy is outdated; reduce Royal powers.

Keep the status quo.

Increase the powers of the Royals.

Make Parliament an advisory body.

@

//Pension Security

Guaranteed public pension for all, rises with average earnings. No to private investment.

Provide more help for poorest. Increase public pension funding and basic provision.

Pension benefits should be means-tested, but generous. Tax incentives for saving.

Reduce provisions. Support partial privatization of the public pensions.

End public subsidy. Support full privatization of the public pensions.

@

//Religion

Religions should be discredited by the state.

Our heritage needs to be secular. Scrap religious school funding.

We should keep a healthy relationship between church and state.

We need to keep a Christian heritage. Support religious schools.

Restore the special status of the Lutheran Church.

@

//Taxation

Increase taxes for the top 10%, establish a windfall profits tax.

Increase taxes for the top 5% and large corporations.

Reduce taxes for lower and middle income and for small business.

Reduce taxes across the board for everyone, especially business.

Implement a flat income tax and abolish business taxation.

@

//Trade Policy

Fully open markets to achieve global free trade. Abolish all tariffs.

Free trade is good for the economy. Reduce tariffs across the board.

Keep tariffs as is but support a free trade pact with Alexandria.

Support protectionist policies. Increase tariffs to protect industry.

Pursue full autarky and self-sufficiency through massive tariff walls.

@

//Unions

Mandate closed shop agreements for every worker. Limit manager pay.

Unions are good for our economy. Protect and strengthen union rights.

Try to legislate a balance between unions and management.

Unions have far too much power. Relax dismissal protections.

Unions should be outlawed. Severely curtail the right to strike.

@

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Name: Magnus Rasmussen

Party: Folkpartiet

Region: Vestfold

Age: 55

Stats: Leadership 4, Integrity 2, Experience 4, Charisma 3, Stamina 4, Issue Familiarity 4, Debating 4

Bio: The leader of the Stormark Conservatives, Magnus Rasmussen has taken up the challenge with a lot of fanfare from the press. Can his solid leadership record manage to overcome voter fatigue and a perceived lack of integrity?

@issue position descriptions

// left to right, 1 - 5

// Abortion

Unrestricted access to taxpayer-funded abortion.

Protect Responsible Choice. Liberalize abortion laws.

Leave Abortion up to provinces, but ban partial birth abortions.

Abortion is wrong, no change to current legal status.

Abortion is murder! Total ban on abortions!

@

//Climate Change

The environment comes first. Implement an eco-tax on pollution.

Increase standards, Go beyond Kyoto in reducing emissions.

Promote better environmental policies, stay with Kyoto.

Withdraw from Kyoto. The economy comes first.

The environment is fine, global warming is a hoax.

@

//Education

Large investment in education. Nationalize all private schools and colleges.

More funding for all schools, more facilities, cut class sizes. Eliminate university fees.

More funding for the poorest schools. Reduce university fees.

Provide school vouchers. Make university fees tax-deductible.

Full privatization of education. Encourage parent-student savings.

@

//Energy Independence

Impose a windfall profits tax on oil companies to fund massive alternative energy projects.

Invest in alternative energy and end oil company subsidies. Reduce oil use.

Stay with renewable and non-renewable energy mix. Reduce energy dependence.

Coal and oil are our main concerns right now. End dependence on foreign oil.

More tax breaks for oil companies and open up protected wildlife refuges for exploration.

@

//Equal Rights

Equality demands legalization of same-sex marriage.

Provide civil unions for same-sex couples.

Protect gays and lesbians from discrimination.

Marriage is between a man and a woman.

Gay adoption should be outlawed, too.

@

//Hamland Crisis

Support the Hamland Communists. Death to the capitalist pigs!

We should stay neutral in the crisis and act as a peace broker.

Quarantine Communist Hamland, economically and diplomatically.

Actively support anti-Communist forces within Hamland.

We must invade Hamland and bomb the Reds to hell!

@

//Healthcare Reform

Dramatically increase funding, full nationalization of health care.

Increase funding. Reduce private sector involvement.

Work to cut costs. Public-private relationship is essential.

Increase private responsibility for health care costs, coverage, and competition.

Full privatization of health care services.

@

//Imperial Defense

No more imperialism! Bring our troops home. Make pacifism our foreign policy.

Reduce imperial commitments. Use diplomacy rather than military force.

Protect current imperial defenses. Establish stronger ties with allies like Alexandria.

Increase imperial commitments. Do not hesitate to use military against enemies.

We must become a global imperial superpower! Brute force is the only answer!

@

//Industrial Policy

Support large-scale nationalization to take over all industries.

Extend nationalization to energy, transport, and manufacturing.

Regulate private sector to keep prices low. Compensate losers.

More competition in markets. Support privatization of industry.

Privatize all industries. National ownership is intrinsically bad.

@

// Internal Security

Civil liberties must trump security concerns. No police state!

Current security measures are sufficient. More measures only under strict limits.

Growing threats must be met by more investigations and police powers.

Suspicious foreigners must be observed, profiled, and detained if need be. Civil liberties may be limited.

Civil liberties must be massively scaled back to answer security threats.

@

//Jobs & Economy

War on Poverty! Massive public works programs. We need a Socialist economy.

Support public jobs program, public investment in industry, and provide a living wage.

Invest more in new industry + job training. Increase minimum wage.

Strengthen the free market. Reduce taxes, subsidies, and bureaucracy.

Laissez-faire all the way! Massive tax cuts and repeal minimum wage!

@

// Military

Reduce military spending, end conscription immediately.

Freeze military spending, establish an all-volunteer force.

Small military spending increase. Extend conscription to civilian service.

Double the military budget. Keep conscription.

Devote the budget to the military. Raise draft to wartime levels.

@

// Monarchy

Abolish the Monarchy. Move to a full Republic.

The Monarchy is outdated; reduce Royal powers.

Keep the status quo.

Increase the powers of the Royals.

Make Parliament an advisory body.

@

//Pension Security

Guaranteed public pension for all, rises with average earnings. No to private investment.

Provide more help for poorest. Increase public pension funding and basic provision.

Pension benefits should be means-tested, but generous. Tax incentives for saving.

Reduce provisions. Support partial privatization of the public pensions.

End public subsidy. Support full privatization of the public pensions.

@

//Religion

Religions should be discredited by the state.

Our heritage needs to be secular. Scrap religious school funding.

We should keep a healthy relationship between church and state.

We need to keep a Christian heritage. Support religious schools.

Restore the special status of the Lutheran Church.

@

//Taxation

Increase taxes for the top 10%, establish a windfall profits tax.

Increase taxes for the top 5% and large corporations.

Reduce taxes for lower and middle income and for small business.

Reduce taxes across the board for everyone, especially business.

Implement a flat income tax and abolish business taxation.

@

//Trade Policy

Fully open markets to achieve global free trade. Abolish all tariffs.

Free trade is good for the economy. Reduce tariffs across the board.

Keep tariffs as is but support a free trade pact with Alexandria.

Support protectionist policies. Increase tariffs to protect industry.

Pursue full autarky and self-sufficiency through massive tariff walls.

@

//Unions

Mandate closed shop agreements for every worker. Limit manager pay.

Unions are good for our economy. Protect and strengthen union rights.

Try to legislate a balance between unions and management.

Unions have far too much power. Relax dismissal protections.

Unions should be outlawed. Severely curtail the right to strike.

@

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Name: Helga Eriksson

Party: Social Democratic

Region: Holsteinborg

Age: 51

Stats: Leadership 5, Integrity 4, Experience 2, Charisma 4, Stamina 3, Issue Familiarity 4, Debating 3

Bio: Having assumed the leadership of the Social Democrats, Helga Eriksson hopes that the party's socialist agenda will resonate with voters. Running on a platform of change and hope, can Helga Eriksson topple the center-right government and shift Stormark to the left?

@issue position descriptions

// left to right, 1 - 5

// Abortion

Unrestricted access to taxpayer-funded abortion.

Protect Responsible Choice. Liberalize abortion laws.

Leave Abortion up to provinces, but ban partial birth abortions.

Abortion is wrong, no change to current legal status.

Abortion is murder! Total ban on abortions!

@

//Climate Change

The environment comes first. Implement an eco-tax on pollution.

Increase standards, Go beyond Kyoto in reducing emissions.

Promote better environmental policies, stay with Kyoto.

Withdraw from Kyoto. The economy comes first.

The environment is fine, global warming is a hoax.

@

//Education

Large investment in education. Nationalize all private schools and colleges.

More funding for all schools, more facilities, cut class sizes. Eliminate university fees.

More funding for the poorest schools. Reduce university fees.

Provide school vouchers. Make university fees tax-deductible.

Full privatization of education. Encourage parent-student savings.

@

//Energy Independence

Impose a windfall profits tax on oil companies to fund massive alternative energy projects.

Invest in alternative energy and end oil company subsidies. Reduce oil use.

Stay with renewable and non-renewable energy mix. Reduce energy dependence.

Coal and oil are our main concerns right now. End dependence on foreign oil.

More tax breaks for oil companies and open up protected wildlife refuges for exploration.

@

//Equal Rights

Equality demands legalization of same-sex marriage.

Provide civil unions for same-sex couples.

Protect gays and lesbians from discrimination.

Marriage is between a man and a woman.

Gay adoption should be outlawed, too.

@

//Hamland Crisis

Support the Hamland Communists. Death to the capitalist pigs!

We should stay neutral in the crisis and act as a peace broker.

Quarantine Communist Hamland, economically and diplomatically.

Actively support anti-Communist forces within Hamland.

We must invade Hamland and bomb the Reds to hell!

@

//Healthcare Reform

Dramatically increase funding, full nationalization of health care.

Increase funding. Reduce private sector involvement.

Work to cut costs. Public-private relationship is essential.

Increase private responsibility for health care costs, coverage, and competition.

Full privatization of health care services.

@

//Imperial Defense

No more imperialism! Bring our troops home. Make pacifism our foreign policy.

Reduce imperial commitments. Use diplomacy rather than military force.

Protect current imperial defenses. Establish stronger ties with allies like Alexandria.

Increase imperial commitments. Do not hesitate to use military against enemies.

We must become a global imperial superpower! Brute force is the only answer!

@

//Industrial Policy

Support large-scale nationalization to take over all industries.

Extend nationalization to energy, transport, and manufacturing.

Regulate private sector to keep prices low. Compensate losers.

More competition in markets. Support privatization of industry.

Privatize all industries. National ownership is intrinsically bad.

@

// Internal Security

Civil liberties must trump security concerns. No police state!

Current security measures are sufficient. More measures only under strict limits.

Growing threats must be met by more investigations and police powers.

Suspicious foreigners must be observed, profiled, and detained if need be. Civil liberties may be limited.

Civil liberties must be massively scaled back to answer security threats.

@

//Jobs & Economy

War on Poverty! Massive public works programs. We need a Socialist economy.

Support public jobs program, public investment in industry, and provide a living wage.

Invest more in new industry + job training. Increase minimum wage.

Strengthen the free market. Reduce taxes, subsidies, and bureaucracy.

Laissez-faire all the way! Massive tax cuts and repeal minimum wage!

@

// Military

Reduce military spending, end conscription immediately.

Freeze military spending, establish an all-volunteer force.

Small military spending increase. Extend conscription to civilian service.

Double the military budget. Keep conscription.

Devote the budget to the military. Raise draft to wartime levels.

@

// Monarchy

Abolish the Monarchy. Move to a full Republic.

The Monarchy is outdated; reduce Royal powers.

Keep the status quo.

Increase the powers of the Royals.

Make Parliament an advisory body.

@

//Pension Security

Guaranteed public pension for all, rises with average earnings. No to private investment.

Provide more help for poorest. Increase public pension funding and basic provision.

Pension benefits should be means-tested, but generous. Tax incentives for saving.

Reduce provisions. Support partial privatization of the public pensions.

End public subsidy. Support full privatization of the public pensions.

@

//Religion

Religions should be discredited by the state.

Our heritage needs to be secular. Scrap religious school funding.

We should keep a healthy relationship between church and state.

We need to keep a Christian heritage. Support religious schools.

Restore the special status of the Lutheran Church.

@

//Taxation

Increase taxes for the top 10%, establish a windfall profits tax.

Increase taxes for the top 5% and large corporations.

Reduce taxes for lower and middle income and for small business.

Reduce taxes across the board for everyone, especially business.

Implement a flat income tax and abolish business taxation.

@

//Trade Policy

Fully open markets to achieve global free trade. Abolish all tariffs.

Free trade is good for the economy. Reduce tariffs across the board.

Keep tariffs as is but support a free trade pact with Alexandria.

Support protectionist policies. Increase tariffs to protect industry.

Pursue full autarky and self-sufficiency through massive tariff walls.

@

//Unions

Mandate closed shop agreements for every worker. Limit manager pay.

Unions are good for our economy. Protect and strengthen union rights.

Try to legislate a balance between unions and management.

Unions have far too much power. Relax dismissal protections.

Unions should be outlawed. Severely curtail the right to strike.

@

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Name: Anna Knudsen

Party: Venstre

Region: Uppland

Age: 41

Stats: Leadership 4, Integrity 2, Experience 3, Charisma 5, Stamina 4, Issue Familiarity 4, Debating 3

Bio: Anna Knudsen is the newly-elected leader of the reformist Venstre Party. A career lawyer and businesswoman, she is the youngest party leaer in Stormark history. Defining herself as a "Third Way" liberal, Anna hopes to win a place in government for the Venstre Party, or is even a Minority government within her sights?

@issue position descriptions

// left to right, 1 - 5

// Abortion

Unrestricted access to taxpayer-funded abortion.

Protect Responsible Choice. Liberalize abortion laws.

Leave Abortion up to provinces, but ban partial birth abortions.

Abortion is wrong, no change to current legal status.

Abortion is murder! Total ban on abortions!

@

//Climate Change

The environment comes first. Implement an eco-tax on pollution.

Increase standards, Go beyond Kyoto in reducing emissions.

Promote better environmental policies, stay with Kyoto.

Withdraw from Kyoto. The economy comes first.

The environment is fine, global warming is a hoax.

@

//Education

Large investment in education. Nationalize all private schools and colleges.

More funding for all schools, more facilities, cut class sizes. Eliminate university fees.

More funding for the poorest schools. Reduce university fees.

Provide school vouchers. Make university fees tax-deductible.

Full privatization of education. Encourage parent-student savings.

@

//Energy Independence

Impose a windfall profits tax on oil companies to fund massive alternative energy projects.

Invest in alternative energy and end oil company subsidies. Reduce oil use.

Stay with renewable and non-renewable energy mix. Reduce energy dependence.

Coal and oil are our main concerns right now. End dependence on foreign oil.

More tax breaks for oil companies and open up protected wildlife refuges for exploration.

@

//Equal Rights

Equality demands legalization of same-sex marriage.

Provide civil unions for same-sex couples.

Protect gays and lesbians from discrimination.

Marriage is between a man and a woman.

Gay adoption should be outlawed, too.

@

//Hamland Crisis

Support the Hamland Communists. Death to the capitalist pigs!

We should stay neutral in the crisis and act as a peace broker.

Quarantine Communist Hamland, economically and diplomatically.

Actively support anti-Communist forces within Hamland.

We must invade Hamland and bomb the Reds to hell!

@

//Healthcare Reform

Dramatically increase funding, full nationalization of health care.

Increase funding. Reduce private sector involvement.

Work to cut costs. Public-private relationship is essential.

Increase private responsibility for health care costs, coverage, and competition.

Full privatization of health care services.

@

//Imperial Defense

No more imperialism! Bring our troops home. Make pacifism our foreign policy.

Reduce imperial commitments. Use diplomacy rather than military force.

Protect current imperial defenses. Establish stronger ties with allies like Alexandria.

Increase imperial commitments. Do not hesitate to use military against enemies.

We must become a global imperial superpower! Brute force is the only answer!

@

//Industrial Policy

Support large-scale nationalization to take over all industries.

Extend nationalization to energy, transport, and manufacturing.

Regulate private sector to keep prices low. Compensate losers.

More competition in markets. Support privatization of industry.

Privatize all industries. National ownership is intrinsically bad.

@

// Internal Security

Civil liberties must trump security concerns. No police state!

Current security measures are sufficient. More measures only under strict limits.

Growing threats must be met by more investigations and police powers.

Suspicious foreigners must be observed, profiled, and detained if need be. Civil liberties may be limited.

Civil liberties must be massively scaled back to answer security threats.

@

//Jobs & Economy

War on Poverty! Massive public works programs. We need a Socialist economy.

Support public jobs program, public investment in industry, and provide a living wage.

Invest more in new industry + job training. Increase minimum wage.

Strengthen the free market. Reduce taxes, subsidies, and bureaucracy.

Laissez-faire all the way! Massive tax cuts and repeal minimum wage!

@

// Military

Reduce military spending, end conscription immediately.

Freeze military spending, establish an all-volunteer force.

Small military spending increase. Extend conscription to civilian service.

Double the military budget. Keep conscription.

Devote the budget to the military. Raise draft to wartime levels.

@

// Monarchy

Abolish the Monarchy. Move to a full Republic.

The Monarchy is outdated; reduce Royal powers.

Keep the status quo.

Increase the powers of the Royals.

Make Parliament an advisory body.

@

//Pension Security

Guaranteed public pension for all, rises with average earnings. No to private investment.

Provide more help for poorest. Increase public pension funding and basic provision.

Pension benefits should be means-tested, but generous. Tax incentives for saving.

Reduce provisions. Support partial privatization of the public pensions.

End public subsidy. Support full privatization of the public pensions.

@

//Religion

Religions should be discredited by the state.

Our heritage needs to be secular. Scrap religious school funding.

We should keep a healthy relationship between church and state.

We need to keep a Christian heritage. Support religious schools.

Restore the special status of the Lutheran Church.

@

//Taxation

Increase taxes for the top 10%, establish a windfall profits tax.

Increase taxes for the top 5% and large corporations.

Reduce taxes for lower and middle income and for small business.

Reduce taxes across the board for everyone, especially business.

Implement a flat income tax and abolish business taxation.

@

//Trade Policy

Fully open markets to achieve global free trade. Abolish all tariffs.

Free trade is good for the economy. Reduce tariffs across the board.

Keep tariffs as is but support a free trade pact with Alexandria.

Support protectionist policies. Increase tariffs to protect industry.

Pursue full autarky and self-sufficiency through massive tariff walls.

@

//Unions

Mandate closed shop agreements for every worker. Limit manager pay.

Unions are good for our economy. Protect and strengthen union rights.

Try to legislate a balance between unions and management.

Unions have far too much power. Relax dismissal protections.

Unions should be outlawed. Severely curtail the right to strike.

@

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Name: Harald Sveinn

Party: Haraldsborg

Region: Folkpartiet

Age: 44

Stats: Leadership 4, Integrity 4, Experience 3, Charisma 5, Stamina 4, Issue Familiarity 3, Debating 5

Bio: Sveinn has been a rising star and maverick in the Folkpartiet ever since his election to the Althing, he represents the more Liberal part of the party, and his age and experience have been called into question. However he may just be the New Leadership the party needs to counter the ' change ' vote which has been accumulating in Stormark.

@issue position descriptions

// left to right, 1 - 5

// Abortion

Unrestricted access to taxpayer-funded abortion.

Protect Responsible Choice. Liberalize abortion laws.

Leave Abortion up to provinces, but ban partial birth abortions.

Abortion is wrong, no change to current legal status.

Abortion is murder! Total ban on abortions!

@

//Climate Change

The environment comes first. Implement an eco-tax on pollution.

Increase standards, Go beyond Kyoto in reducing emissions.

Promote better environmental policies, stay with Kyoto.

Withdraw from Kyoto. The economy comes first.

The environment is fine, global warming is a hoax.

@

//Education

Large investment in education. Nationalize all private schools and colleges.

More funding for all schools, more facilities, cut class sizes. Eliminate university fees.

More funding for the poorest schools. Reduce university fees.

Provide school vouchers. Make university fees tax-deductible.

Full privatization of education. Encourage parent-student savings.

@

//Energy Independence

Impose a windfall profits tax on oil companies to fund massive alternative energy projects.

Invest in alternative energy and end oil company subsidies. Reduce oil use.

Stay with renewable and non-renewable energy mix. Reduce energy dependence.

Coal and oil are our main concerns right now. End dependence on foreign oil.

More tax breaks for oil companies and open up protected wildlife refuges for exploration.

@

//Equal Rights

Equality demands legalization of same-sex marriage.

Provide civil unions for same-sex couples.

Protect gays and lesbians from discrimination.

Marriage is between a man and a woman.

Gay adoption should be outlawed, too.

@

//Hamland Crisis

Support the Hamland Communists. Death to the capitalist pigs!

We should stay neutral in the crisis and act as a peace broker.

Quarantine Communist Hamland, economically and diplomatically.

Actively support anti-Communist forces within Hamland.

We must invade Hamland and bomb the Reds to hell!

@

//Healthcare Reform

Dramatically increase funding, full nationalization of health care.

Increase funding. Reduce private sector involvement.

Work to cut costs. Public-private relationship is essential.

Increase private responsibility for health care costs, coverage, and competition.

Full privatization of health care services.

@

//Imperial Defense

No more imperialism! Bring our troops home. Make pacifism our foreign policy.

Reduce imperial commitments. Use diplomacy rather than military force.

Protect current imperial defenses. Establish stronger ties with allies like Alexandria.

Increase imperial commitments. Do not hesitate to use military against enemies.

We must become a global imperial superpower! Brute force is the only answer!

@

//Industrial Policy

Support large-scale nationalization to take over all industries.

Extend nationalization to energy, transport, and manufacturing.

Regulate private sector to keep prices low. Compensate losers.

More competition in markets. Support privatization of industry.

Privatize all industries. National ownership is intrinsically bad.

@

// Internal Security

Civil liberties must trump security concerns. No police state!

Current security measures are sufficient. More measures only under strict limits.

Growing threats must be met by more investigations and police powers.

Suspicious foreigners must be observed, profiled, and detained if need be. Civil liberties may be limited.

Civil liberties must be massively scaled back to answer security threats.

@

//Jobs & Economy

War on Poverty! Massive public works programs. We need a Socialist economy.

Support public jobs program, public investment in industry, and provide a living wage.

Invest more in new industry + job training. Increase minimum wage.

Strengthen the free market. Reduce taxes, subsidies, and bureaucracy.

Laissez-faire all the way! Massive tax cuts and repeal minimum wage!

@

// Military

Reduce military spending, end conscription immediately.

Freeze military spending, establish an all-volunteer force.

Small military spending increase. Extend conscription to civilian service.

Double the military budget. Keep conscription.

Devote the budget to the military. Raise draft to wartime levels.

@

// Monarchy

Abolish the Monarchy. Move to a full Republic.

The Monarchy is outdated; reduce Royal powers.

Keep the status quo.

Increase the powers of the Royals.

Make Parliament an advisory body.

@

//Pension Security

Guaranteed public pension for all, rises with average earnings. No to private investment.

Provide more help for poorest. Increase public pension funding and basic provision.

Pension benefits should be means-tested, but generous. Tax incentives for saving.

Reduce provisions. Support partial privatization of the public pensions.

End public subsidy. Support full privatization of the public pensions.

@

//Religion

Religions should be discredited by the state.

Our heritage needs to be secular. Scrap religious school funding.

We should keep a healthy relationship between church and state.

We need to keep a Christian heritage. Support religious schools.

Restore the special status of the Lutheran Church.

@

//Taxation

Increase taxes for the top 10%, establish a windfall profits tax.

Increase taxes for the top 5% and large corporations.

Reduce taxes for lower and middle income and for small business.

Reduce taxes across the board for everyone, especially business.

Implement a flat income tax and abolish business taxation.

@

//Trade Policy

Fully open markets to achieve global free trade. Abolish all tariffs.

Free trade is good for the economy. Reduce tariffs across the board.

Keep tariffs as is but support a free trade pact with Alexandria.

Support protectionist policies. Increase tariffs to protect industry.

Pursue full autarky and self-sufficiency through massive tariff walls.

@

//Unions

Mandate closed shop agreements for every worker. Limit manager pay.

Unions are good for our economy. Protect and strengthen union rights.

Try to legislate a balance between unions and management.

Unions have far too much power. Relax dismissal protections.

Unions should be outlawed. Severely curtail the right to strike.

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Name: Sigurd Sverre

Party: The Greens

Region: Holsteinborg

Age: 64

Stats: Leadership 2, Integrity 4, Experience 2, Charisma 3, Stamina 2, Issue Familiarity 3, Debating 3

Bio: Sverre is a local Green Party leader, and one of only three Greens who managed to get elected to office in the last municipal elections, as a member of the Holsteinborg Municipal Legislature. He is trying to change his party from the one-issue barrier to a broader party to the Left of the Social Democrats.

@issue position descriptions

// left to right, 1 - 5

// Abortion

Unrestricted access to taxpayer-funded abortion.

Protect Responsible Choice. Liberalize abortion laws.

Leave Abortion up to provinces, but ban partial birth abortions.

Abortion is wrong, no change to current legal status.

Abortion is murder! Total ban on abortions!

@

//Climate Change

The environment comes first. Implement an eco-tax on pollution.

Increase standards, Go beyond Kyoto in reducing emissions.

Promote better environmental policies, stay with Kyoto.

Withdraw from Kyoto. The economy comes first.

The environment is fine, global warming is a hoax.

@

//Education

Large investment in education. Nationalize all private schools and colleges.

More funding for all schools, more facilities, cut class sizes. Eliminate university fees.

More funding for the poorest schools. Reduce university fees.

Provide school vouchers. Make university fees tax-deductible.

Full privatization of education. Encourage parent-student savings.

@

//Energy Independence

Impose a windfall profits tax on oil companies to fund massive alternative energy projects.

Invest in alternative energy and end oil company subsidies. Reduce oil use.

Stay with renewable and non-renewable energy mix. Reduce energy dependence.

Coal and oil are our main concerns right now. End dependence on foreign oil.

More tax breaks for oil companies and open up protected wildlife refuges for exploration.

@

//Equal Rights

Equality demands legalization of same-sex marriage.

Provide civil unions for same-sex couples.

Protect gays and lesbians from discrimination.

Marriage is between a man and a woman.

Gay adoption should be outlawed, too.

@

//Hamland Crisis

Support the Hamland Communists. Death to the capitalist pigs!

We should stay neutral in the crisis and act as a peace broker.

Quarantine Communist Hamland, economically and diplomatically.

Actively support anti-Communist forces within Hamland.

We must invade Hamland and bomb the Reds to hell!

@

//Healthcare Reform

Dramatically increase funding, full nationalization of health care.

Increase funding. Reduce private sector involvement.

Work to cut costs. Public-private relationship is essential.

Increase private responsibility for health care costs, coverage, and competition.

Full privatization of health care services.

@

//Imperial Defense

No more imperialism! Bring our troops home. Make pacifism our foreign policy.

Reduce imperial commitments. Use diplomacy rather than military force.

Protect current imperial defenses. Establish stronger ties with allies like Alexandria.

Increase imperial commitments. Do not hesitate to use military against enemies.

We must become a global imperial superpower! Brute force is the only answer!

@

//Industrial Policy

Support large-scale nationalization to take over all industries.

Extend nationalization to energy, transport, and manufacturing.

Regulate private sector to keep prices low. Compensate losers.

More competition in markets. Support privatization of industry.

Privatize all industries. National ownership is intrinsically bad.

@

// Internal Security

Civil liberties must trump security concerns. No police state!

Current security measures are sufficient. More measures only under strict limits.

Growing threats must be met by more investigations and police powers.

Suspicious foreigners must be observed, profiled, and detained if need be. Civil liberties may be limited.

Civil liberties must be massively scaled back to answer security threats.

@

//Jobs & Economy

War on Poverty! Massive public works programs. We need a Socialist economy.

Support public jobs program, public investment in industry, and provide a living wage.

Invest more in new industry + job training. Increase minimum wage.

Strengthen the free market. Reduce taxes, subsidies, and bureaucracy.

Laissez-faire all the way! Massive tax cuts and repeal minimum wage!

@

// Military

Reduce military spending, end conscription immediately.

Freeze military spending, establish an all-volunteer force.

Small military spending increase. Extend conscription to civilian service.

Double the military budget. Keep conscription.

Devote the budget to the military. Raise draft to wartime levels.

@

// Monarchy

Abolish the Monarchy. Move to a full Republic.

The Monarchy is outdated; reduce Royal powers.

Keep the status quo.

Increase the powers of the Royals.

Make Parliament an advisory body.

@

//Pension Security

Guaranteed public pension for all, rises with average earnings. No to private investment.

Provide more help for poorest. Increase public pension funding and basic provision.

Pension benefits should be means-tested, but generous. Tax incentives for saving.

Reduce provisions. Support partial privatization of the public pensions.

End public subsidy. Support full privatization of the public pensions.

@

//Religion

Religions should be discredited by the state.

Our heritage needs to be secular. Scrap religious school funding.

We should keep a healthy relationship between church and state.

We need to keep a Christian heritage. Support religious schools.

Restore the special status of the Lutheran Church.

@

//Taxation

Increase taxes for the top 10%, establish a windfall profits tax.

Increase taxes for the top 5% and large corporations.

Reduce taxes for lower and middle income and for small business.

Reduce taxes across the board for everyone, especially business.

Implement a flat income tax and abolish business taxation.

@

//Trade Policy

Fully open markets to achieve global free trade. Abolish all tariffs.

Free trade is good for the economy. Reduce tariffs across the board.

Keep tariffs as is but support a free trade pact with Alexandria.

Support protectionist policies. Increase tariffs to protect industry.

Pursue full autarky and self-sufficiency through massive tariff walls.

@

//Unions

Mandate closed shop agreements for every worker. Limit manager pay.

Unions are good for our economy. Protect and strengthen union rights.

Try to legislate a balance between unions and management.

Unions have far too much power. Relax dismissal protections.

Unions should be outlawed. Severely curtail the right to strike.

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Name: Harald Thorstein

Party: Progress Party

Region: Haraldsborg

Age: 57

Stats: Leadership 5, Integrity 2, Experience 4, Charisma 3, Stamina 3, Issue Familiarity 4, Debating 4

Bio: Harald Thorstein is the leader of the right-wing Progress Party. A former military officer with an aristocratic background, he hopes to lead his party into government. With Stormark facing numerous crisises both at home and abroad, can Harald turn these problems into assets for his party?

@issue position descriptions

// left to right, 1 - 5

// Abortion

Unrestricted access to taxpayer-funded abortion.

Protect Responsible Choice. Liberalize abortion laws.

Leave Abortion up to provinces, but ban partial birth abortions.

Abortion is wrong, no change to current legal status.

Abortion is murder! Total ban on abortions!

@

//Climate Change

The environment comes first. Implement an eco-tax on pollution.

Increase standards, Go beyond Kyoto in reducing emissions.

Promote better environmental policies, stay with Kyoto.

Withdraw from Kyoto. The economy comes first.

The environment is fine, global warming is a hoax.

@

//Education

Large investment in education. Nationalize all private schools and colleges.

More funding for all schools, more facilities, cut class sizes. Eliminate university fees.

More funding for the poorest schools. Reduce university fees.

Provide school vouchers. Make university fees tax-deductible.

Full privatization of education. Encourage parent-student savings.

@

//Energy Independence

Impose a windfall profits tax on oil companies to fund massive alternative energy projects.

Invest in alternative energy and end oil company subsidies. Reduce oil use.

Stay with renewable and non-renewable energy mix. Reduce energy dependence.

Coal and oil are our main concerns right now. End dependence on foreign oil

More tax breaks for oil companies and open up protected wildlife refuges for exploration.

@

//Equal Rights

Equality demands legalization of same-sex marriage.

Provide civil unions for same-sex couples.

Protect gays and lesbians from discrimination.

Marriage is between a man and a woman.

Gay adoption should be outlawed, too.

@

//Hamland Crisis

Support the Hamland Communists. Death to the capitalist pigs!

We should stay neutral in the crisis and act as a peace broker.

Quarantine Communist Hamland, economically and diplomatically.

Actively support anti-Communist forces within Hamland.

We must invade Hamland and bomb the Reds to hell!

@

//Healthcare Reform

Dramatically increase funding, full nationalization of health care.

Increase funding. Reduce private sector involvement.

Work to cut costs. Public-private relationship is essential.

Increase private responsibility for health care costs, coverage, and competition.

Full privatization of health care services.

@

//Imperial Defense

No more imperialism! Bring our troops home. Make pacifism our foreign policy.

Reduce imperial commitments. Use diplomacy rather than military force.

Protect current imperial defenses. Establish stronger ties with allies like Alexandria.

Increase imperial commitments. Do not hesitate to use military against enemies.

We must become a global imperial superpower! Brute force is the only answer!

@

//Industrial Policy

Support large-scale nationalization to take over all industries.

Extend nationalization to energy, transport, and manufacturing.

Regulate private sector to keep prices low. Compensate losers.

More competition in markets. Support privatization of industry.

Privatize all industries. National ownership is intrinsically bad.

@

// Internal Security

Civil liberties must trump security concerns. No police state!

Current security measures are sufficient. More measures only under strict limits.

Growing threats must be met by more investigations and police powers.

Suspicious foreigners must be observed, profiled, and detained if need be. Civil liberties may be limited.

Civil liberties must be massively scaled back to answer security threats.

@

//Jobs & Economy

War on Poverty! Massive public works programs. We need a Socialist economy.

Support public jobs program, public investment in industry, and provide a living wage.

Invest more in new industry + job training. Increase minimum wage.

Strengthen the free market. Reduce taxes, subsidies, and bureaucracy.

Laissez-faire all the way! Massive tax cuts and repeal minimum wage!

@

// Military

Reduce military spending, end conscription immediately.

Freeze military spending, establish an all-volunteer force.

Small military spending increase. Extend conscription to civilian service.

Double the military budget. Keep conscription.

Devote the budget to the military. Raise draft to wartime levels.

@

// Monarchy

Abolish the Monarchy. Move to a full Republic.

The Monarchy is outdated; reduce Royal powers.

Keep the status quo.

Increase the powers of the Royals.

Make Parliament an advisory body.

@

//Pension Security

Guaranteed public pension for all, rises with average earnings. No to private investment.

Provide more help for poorest. Increase public pension funding and basic provision.

Pension benefits should be means-tested, but generous. Tax incentives for saving.

Reduce provisions. Support partial privatization of the public pensions.

End public subsidy. Support full privatization of the public pensions.

@

//Religion

Religions should be discredited by the state.

Our heritage needs to be secular. Scrap religious school funding.

We should keep a healthy relationship between church and state.

We need to keep a Christian heritage. Support religious schools.

Restore the special status of the Lutheran Church.

@

//Taxation

Increase taxes for the top 10%, establish a windfall profits tax.

Increase taxes for the top 5% and large corporations.

Reduce taxes for lower and middle income and for small business.

Reduce taxes across the board for everyone, especially business.

Implement a flat income tax and abolish business taxation.

@

//Trade Policy

Fully open markets to achieve global free trade. Abolish all tariffs.

Free trade is good for the economy. Reduce tariffs across the board.

Keep tariffs as is but support a free trade pact with Alexandria.

Support protectionist policies. Increase tariffs to protect industry.

Pursue full autarky and self-sufficiency through massive tariff walls.

@

//Unions

Mandate closed shop agreements for every worker. Limit manager pay.

Unions are good for our economy. Protect and strengthen union rights.

Try to legislate a balance between unions and management.

Unions have far too much power. Relax dismissal protections.

Unions should be outlawed. Severely curtail the right to strike.

@

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Name: Gunnar Lundgren

Party: Center Party

Region: Nidaros

Age: 52

Stats: Leadership 3, Integrity 5, Experience 4, Charisma 4, Stamina 2, Issue Familiarity 3, Debating 4

Bio: Gunnar Lundgren is the leader of the centrist-agrarian Center Party. Lundgren has strong Christian-Democratic roots and hopes to lead his party into government after a strong showing in local elections.

@issue position descriptions

// left to right, 1 - 5

// Abortion

Unrestricted access to taxpayer-funded abortion.

Protect Responsible Choice. Liberalize abortion laws.

Leave Abortion up to provinces, but ban partial birth abortions.

Abortion is wrong, no change to current legal status.

Abortion is murder! Total ban on abortions!

@

//Climate Change

The environment comes first. Implement an eco-tax on pollution.

Increase standards, Go beyond Kyoto in reducing emissions.

Promote better environmental policies, stay with Kyoto.

Withdraw from Kyoto. The economy comes first.

The environment is fine, global warming is a hoax.

@

//Education

Large investment in education. Nationalize all private schools and colleges.

More funding for all schools, more facilities, cut class sizes. Eliminate university fees.

More funding for the poorest schools. Reduce university fees.

Provide school vouchers. Make university fees tax-deductible.

Full privatization of education. Encourage parent-student savings.

@

//Energy Independence

Impose a windfall profits tax on oil companies to fund massive alternative energy projects.

Invest in alternative energy and end oil company subsidies. Reduce oil use.

Stay with renewable and non-renewable energy mix. Reduce energy dependence.

Coal and oil are our main concerns right now. End dependence on foreign oil

More tax breaks for oil companies and open up protected wildlife refuges for exploration.

@

//Equal Rights

Equality demands legalization of same-sex marriage.

Provide civil unions for same-sex couples.

Protect gays and lesbians from discrimination.

Marriage is between a man and a woman.

Gay adoption should be outlawed, too.

@

//Hamland Crisis

Support the Hamland Communists. Death to the capitalist pigs!

We should stay neutral in the crisis and act as a peace broker.

Quarantine Communist Hamland, economically and diplomatically.

Actively support anti-Communist forces within Hamland.

We must invade Hamland and bomb the Reds to hell!

@

//Healthcare Reform

Dramatically increase funding, full nationalization of health care.

Increase funding. Reduce private sector involvement.

Work to cut costs. Public-private relationship is essential.

Increase private responsibility for health care costs, coverage, and competition.

Full privatization of health care services.

@

//Imperial Defense

No more imperialism! Bring our troops home. Make pacifism our foreign policy.

Reduce imperial commitments. Use diplomacy rather than military force.

Protect current imperial defenses. Establish stronger ties with allies like Alexandria.

Increase imperial commitments. Do not hesitate to use military against enemies.

We must become a global imperial superpower! Brute force is the only answer!

@

//Industrial Policy

Support large-scale nationalization to take over all industries.

Extend nationalization to energy, transport, and manufacturing.

Regulate private sector to keep prices low. Compensate losers.

More competition in markets. Support privatization of industry.

Privatize all industries. National ownership is intrinsically bad.

@

// Internal Security

Civil liberties must trump security concerns. No police state!

Current security measures are sufficient. More measures only under strict limits.

Growing threats must be met by more investigations and police powers.

Suspicious foreigners must be observed, profiled, and detained if need be. Civil liberties may be limited.

Civil liberties must be massively scaled back to answer security threats.

@

//Jobs & Economy

War on Poverty! Massive public works programs. We need a Socialist economy.

Support public jobs program, public investment in industry, and provide a living wage.

Invest more in new industry + job training. Increase minimum wage.

Strengthen the free market. Reduce taxes, subsidies, and bureaucracy.

Laissez-faire all the way! Massive tax cuts and repeal minimum wage!

@

// Military

Reduce military spending, end conscription immediately.

Freeze military spending, establish an all-volunteer force.

Small military spending increase. Extend conscription to civilian service.

Double the military budget. Keep conscription.

Devote the budget to the military. Raise draft to wartime levels.

@

// Monarchy

Abolish the Monarchy. Move to a full Republic.

The Monarchy is outdated; reduce Royal powers.

Keep the status quo.

Increase the powers of the Royals.

Make Parliament an advisory body.

@

//Pension Security

Guaranteed public pension for all, rises with average earnings. No to private investment.

Provide more help for poorest. Increase public pension funding and basic provision.

Pension benefits should be means-tested, but generous. Tax incentives for saving.

Reduce provisions. Support partial privatization of the public pensions.

End public subsidy. Support full privatization of the public pensions.

@

//Religion

Religions should be discredited by the state.

Our heritage needs to be secular. Scrap religious school funding.

We should keep a healthy relationship between church and state.

We need to keep a Christian heritage. Support religious schools.

Restore the special status of the Lutheran Church.

@

//Taxation

Increase taxes for the top 10%, establish a windfall profits tax.

Increase taxes for the top 5% and large corporations.

Reduce taxes for lower and middle income and for small business.

Reduce taxes across the board for everyone, especially business.

Implement a flat income tax and abolish business taxation.

@

//Trade Policy

Fully open markets to achieve global free trade. Abolish all tariffs.

Free trade is good for the economy. Reduce tariffs across the board.

Keep tariffs as is but support a free trade pact with Alexandria.

Support protectionist policies. Increase tariffs to protect industry.

Pursue full autarky and self-sufficiency through massive tariff walls.

@

//Unions

Mandate closed shop agreements for every worker. Limit manager pay.

Unions are good for our economy. Protect and strengthen union rights.

Try to legislate a balance between unions and management.

Unions have far too much power. Relax dismissal protections.

Unions should be outlawed. Severely curtail the right to strike.

@

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Name: Guttorm Eriksson

Party: Social Democrats

Region: Rangarvalla

Age: 62

Stats: Leadership 4, Integrity 3, Experience 5, Charisma 2, Stamina 3, Issue Familiarity 4, Debating 3

Bio: Eriksson is a rank and file Social Democrat, whom has served in the Althing for over thirty years. His record also includes being a past leader of his party, and serving in every past Social Democrat Cabinet since 1976. He leads the Left wing of his party, and is a noted Anti-Monarchist.

@issue position descriptions

// left to right, 1 - 5

// Abortion

Unrestricted access to taxpayer-funded abortion.

Protect Responsible Choice. Liberalize abortion laws.

Leave Abortion up to provinces, but ban partial birth abortions.

Abortion is wrong, no change to current legal status.

Abortion is murder! Total ban on abortions!

@

//Climate Change

The environment comes first. Implement an eco-tax on pollution.

Increase standards, Go beyond Kyoto in reducing emissions.

Promote better environmental policies, stay with Kyoto.

Withdraw from Kyoto. The economy comes first.

The environment is fine, global warming is a hoax.

@

//Education

Large investment in education. Nationalize all private schools and colleges.

More funding for all schools, more facilities, cut class sizes. Eliminate university fees.

More funding for the poorest schools. Reduce university fees.

Provide school vouchers. Make university fees tax-deductible.

Full privatization of education. Encourage parent-student savings.

@

//Energy Independence

Impose a windfall profits tax on oil companies to fund massive alternative energy projects.

Invest in alternative energy and end oil company subsidies. Reduce oil use.

Stay with renewable and non-renewable energy mix. Reduce energy dependence.

Coal and oil are our main concerns right now. End dependence on foreign oil

More tax breaks for oil companies and open up protected wildlife refuges for exploration.

@

//Equal Rights

Equality demands legalization of same-sex marriage.

Provide civil unions for same-sex couples.

Protect gays and lesbians from discrimination.

Marriage is between a man and a woman.

Gay adoption should be outlawed, too.

@

//Hamland Crisis

Support the Hamland Communists. Death to the capitalist pigs!

We should stay neutral in the crisis and act as a peace broker.

Quarantine Communist Hamland, economically and diplomatically.

Actively support anti-Communist forces within Hamland.

We must invade Hamland and bomb the Reds to hell!

@

//Healthcare Reform

Dramatically increase funding, full nationalization of health care.

Increase funding. Reduce private sector involvement.

Work to cut costs. Public-private relationship is essential.

Increase private responsibility for health care costs, coverage, and competition.

Full privatization of health care services.

@

//Imperial Defense

No more imperialism! Bring our troops home. Make pacifism our foreign policy.

Reduce imperial commitments. Use diplomacy rather than military force.

Protect current imperial defenses. Establish stronger ties with allies like Alexandria.

Increase imperial commitments. Do not hesitate to use military against enemies.

We must become a global imperial superpower! Brute force is the only answer!

@

//Industrial Policy

Support large-scale nationalization to take over all industries.

Extend nationalization to energy, transport, and manufacturing.

Regulate private sector to keep prices low. Compensate losers.

More competition in markets. Support privatization of industry.

Privatize all industries. National ownership is intrinsically bad.

@

// Internal Security

Civil liberties must trump security concerns. No police state!

Current security measures are sufficient. More measures only under strict limits.

Growing threats must be met by more investigations and police powers.

Suspicious foreigners must be observed, profiled, and detained if need be. Civil liberties may be limited.

Civil liberties must be massively scaled back to answer security threats.

@

//Jobs & Economy

War on Poverty! Massive public works programs. We need a Socialist economy.

Support public jobs program, public investment in industry, and provide a living wage.

Invest more in new industry + job training. Increase minimum wage.

Strengthen the free market. Reduce taxes, subsidies, and bureaucracy.

Laissez-faire all the way! Massive tax cuts and repeal minimum wage!

@

// Military

Reduce military spending, end conscription immediately.

Freeze military spending, establish an all-volunteer force.

Small military spending increase. Extend conscription to civilian service.

Double the military budget. Keep conscription.

Devote the budget to the military. Raise draft to wartime levels.

@

// Monarchy

Abolish the Monarchy. Move to a full Republic.

The Monarchy is outdated; reduce Royal powers.

Keep the status quo.

Increase the powers of the Royals.

Make Parliament an advisory body.

@

//Pension Security

Guaranteed public pension for all, rises with average earnings. No to private investment.

Provide more help for poorest. Increase public pension funding and basic provision.

Pension benefits should be means-tested, but generous. Tax incentives for saving.

Reduce provisions. Support partial privatization of the public pensions.

End public subsidy. Support full privatization of the public pensions.

@

//Religion

Religions should be discredited by the state.

Our heritage needs to be secular. Scrap religious school funding.

We should keep a healthy relationship between church and state.

We need to keep a Christian heritage. Support religious schools.

Restore the special status of the Lutheran Church.

@

//Taxation

Increase taxes for the top 10%, establish a windfall profits tax.

Increase taxes for the top 5% and large corporations.

Reduce taxes for lower and middle income and for small business.

Reduce taxes across the board for everyone, especially business.

Implement a flat income tax and abolish business taxation.

@

//Trade Policy

Fully open markets to achieve global free trade. Abolish all tariffs.

Free trade is good for the economy. Reduce tariffs across the board.

Keep tariffs as is but support a free trade pact with Alexandria.

Support protectionist policies. Increase tariffs to protect industry.

Pursue full autarky and self-sufficiency through massive tariff walls.

@

//Unions

Mandate closed shop agreements for every worker. Limit manager pay.

Unions are good for our economy. Protect and strengthen union rights.

Try to legislate a balance between unions and management.

Unions have far too much power. Relax dismissal protections.

Unions should be outlawed. Severely curtail the right to strike.

@

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Name: Christopher Gille

Party: Folkpartiet

Region: Roskilde

Age: 55

Stats: Leadership 5, Integrity 3, Experience 4, Charisma 3, Stamina 3, Issue Familiarity 3, Debating 3

Bio: Gille leads the Folkpartiets Conservative wing, his ability to lead and experience credentials can not be ignored, but will he alienate more mainstream voters?

@issue position descriptions

// left to right, 1 - 5

// Abortion

Unrestricted access to taxpayer-funded abortion.

Protect Responsible Choice. Liberalize abortion laws.

Leave Abortion up to provinces, but ban partial birth abortions.

Abortion is wrong, no change to current legal status.

Abortion is murder! Total ban on abortions!

@

//Climate Change

The environment comes first. Implement an eco-tax on pollution.

Increase standards, Go beyond Kyoto in reducing emissions.

Promote better environmental policies, stay with Kyoto.

Withdraw from Kyoto. The economy comes first.

The environment is fine, global warming is a hoax.

@

//Education

Large investment in education. Nationalize all private schools and colleges.

More funding for all schools, more facilities, cut class sizes. Eliminate university fees.

More funding for the poorest schools. Reduce university fees.

Provide school vouchers. Make university fees tax-deductible.

Full privatization of education. Encourage parent-student savings.

@

//Energy Independence

Impose a windfall profits tax on oil companies to fund massive alternative energy projects.

Invest in alternative energy and end oil company subsidies. Reduce oil use.

Stay with renewable and non-renewable energy mix. Reduce energy dependence.

Coal and oil are our main concerns right now. End dependence on foreign oil

More tax breaks for oil companies and open up protected wildlife refuges for exploration.

@

//Equal Rights

Equality demands legalization of same-sex marriage.

Provide civil unions for same-sex couples.

Protect gays and lesbians from discrimination.

Marriage is between a man and a woman.

Gay adoption should be outlawed, too.

@

//Hamland Crisis

Support the Hamland Communists. Death to the capitalist pigs!

We should stay neutral in the crisis and act as a peace broker.

Quarantine Communist Hamland, economically and diplomatically.

Actively support anti-Communist forces within Hamland.

We must invade Hamland and bomb the Reds to hell!

@

//Healthcare Reform

Dramatically increase funding, full nationalization of health care.

Increase funding. Reduce private sector involvement.

Work to cut costs. Public-private relationship is essential.

Increase private responsibility for health care costs, coverage, and competition.

Full privatization of health care services.

@

//Imperial Defense

No more imperialism! Bring our troops home. Make pacifism our foreign policy.

Reduce imperial commitments. Use diplomacy rather than military force.

Protect current imperial defenses. Establish stronger ties with allies like Alexandria.

Increase imperial commitments. Do not hesitate to use military against enemies.

We must become a global imperial superpower! Brute force is the only answer!

@

//Industrial Policy

Support large-scale nationalization to take over all industries.

Extend nationalization to energy, transport, and manufacturing.

Regulate private sector to keep prices low. Compensate losers.

More competition in markets. Support privatization of industry.

Privatize all industries. National ownership is intrinsically bad.

@

// Internal Security

Civil liberties must trump security concerns. No police state!

Current security measures are sufficient. More measures only under strict limits.

Growing threats must be met by more investigations and police powers.

Suspicious foreigners must be observed, profiled, and detained if need be. Civil liberties may be limited.

Civil liberties must be massively scaled back to answer security threats.

@

//Jobs & Economy

War on Poverty! Massive public works programs. We need a Socialist economy.

Support public jobs program, public investment in industry, and provide a living wage.

Invest more in new industry + job training. Increase minimum wage.

Strengthen the free market. Reduce taxes, subsidies, and bureaucracy.

Laissez-faire all the way! Massive tax cuts and repeal minimum wage!

@

// Military

Reduce military spending, end conscription immediately.

Freeze military spending, establish an all-volunteer force.

Small military spending increase. Extend conscription to civilian service.

Double the military budget. Keep conscription.

Devote the budget to the military. Raise draft to wartime levels.

@

// Monarchy

Abolish the Monarchy. Move to a full Republic.

The Monarchy is outdated; reduce Royal powers.

Keep the status quo.

Increase the powers of the Royals.

Make Parliament an advisory body.

@

//Pension Security

Guaranteed public pension for all, rises with average earnings. No to private investment.

Provide more help for poorest. Increase public pension funding and basic provision.

Pension benefits should be means-tested, but generous. Tax incentives for saving.

Reduce provisions. Support partial privatization of the public pensions.

End public subsidy. Support full privatization of the public pensions.

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//Religion

Religions should be discredited by the state.

Our heritage needs to be secular. Scrap religious school funding.

We should keep a healthy relationship between church and state.

We need to keep a Christian heritage. Support religious schools.

Restore the special status of the Lutheran Church.

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//Taxation

Increase taxes for the top 10%, establish a windfall profits tax.

Increase taxes for the top 5% and large corporations.

Reduce taxes for lower and middle income and for small business.

Reduce taxes across the board for everyone, especially business.

Implement a flat income tax and abolish business taxation.

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//Trade Policy

Fully open markets to achieve global free trade. Abolish all tariffs.

Free trade is good for the economy. Reduce tariffs across the board.

Keep tariffs as is but support a free trade pact with Alexandria.

Support protectionist policies. Increase tariffs to protect industry.

Pursue full autarky and self-sufficiency through massive tariff walls.

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//Unions

Mandate closed shop agreements for every worker. Limit manager pay.

Unions are good for our economy. Protect and strengthen union rights.

Try to legislate a balance between unions and management.

Unions have far too much power. Relax dismissal protections.

Unions should be outlawed. Severely curtail the right to strike.

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Name:Ernest Wilde

Party:Folkpartiet

Age: 38

Region:Vinland

Stats: Leadership 4, Integrity 4, Experience 3, Charisma 5, Stamina 3,Issue Familiarity 3, Debating 5.

Wilde is a rising star within the Folskpartiet and in regional politics in the moderate wing of his party. As Premier of the Vinland region since 2000 and vice-president of his party, Wilde is widely popular is his own region as a extraordinary orator and debater. Could this support translate into votes?

@issue position descriptions

// left to right, 1 - 5

// Abortion

Unrestricted access to taxpayer-funded abortion.

Protect Responsible Choice. Liberalize abortion laws.

Leave Abortion up to provinces, but ban partial birth abortions.

Abortion is wrong, no change to current legal status.

Abortion is murder! Total ban on abortions!

@

//Climate Change

The environment comes first. Implement an eco-tax on pollution.

Increase standards, Go beyond Kyoto in reducing emissions.

Promote better environmental policies, stay with Kyoto.

Withdraw from Kyoto. The economy comes first.

The environment is fine, global warming is a hoax.

@

//Education

Large investment in education. Nationalize all private schools and colleges.

More funding for all schools, more facilities, cut class sizes. Eliminate university fees.

More funding for the poorest schools. Reduce university fees.

Provide school vouchers. Make university fees tax-deductible.

Full privatization of education. Encourage parent-student savings.

@

//Energy Independence

Impose a windfall profits tax on oil companies to fund massive alternative energy projects.

Invest in alternative energy and end oil company subsidies. Reduce oil use.

Stay with renewable and non-renewable energy mix. Reduce energy dependence.

Coal and oil are our main concerns right now. End dependence on foreign oil.

More tax breaks for oil companies and open up protected wildlife refuges for exploration.

@

//Equal Rights

Equality demands legalization of same-sex marriage.

Provide civil unions for same-sex couples.

Protect gays and lesbians from discrimination.

Marriage is between a man and a woman.

Gay adoption should be outlawed, too.

@

//Hamland Crisis

Support the Hamland Communists. Death to the capitalist pigs!

We should stay neutral in the crisis and act as a peace broker.

Quarantine Communist Hamland, economically and diplomatically.

Actively support anti-Communist forces within Hamland.

We must invade Hamland and bomb the Reds to hell!

@

//Healthcare Reform

Dramatically increase funding, full nationalization of health care.

Increase funding. Reduce private sector involvement.

Work to cut costs. Public-private relationship is essential.

Increase private responsibility for health care costs, coverage, and competition.

Full privatization of health care services.

@

//Imperial Defense

No more imperialism! Bring our troops home. Make pacifism our foreign policy.

Reduce imperial commitments. Use diplomacy rather than military force.

Protect current imperial defenses. Establish stronger ties with allies like Alexandria.

Increase imperial commitments. Do not hesitate to use military against enemies.

We must become a global imperial superpower! Brute force is the only answer!

@

//Industrial Policy

Support large-scale nationalization to take over all industries.

Extend nationalization to energy, transport, and manufacturing.

Regulate private sector to keep prices low. Compensate losers.

More competition in markets. Support privatization of industry.

Privatize all industries. National ownership is intrinsically bad.

@

// Internal Security

Civil liberties must trump security concerns. No police state!

Current security measures are sufficient. More measures only under strict limits.

Growing threats must be met by more investigations and police powers.

Suspicious foreigners must be observed, profiled, and detained if need be. Civil liberties may be limited.

Civil liberties must be massively scaled back to answer security threats.

@

//Jobs & Economy

War on Poverty! Massive public works programs. We need a Socialist economy.

Support public jobs program, public investment in industry, and provide a living wage.

Invest more in new industry + job training. Increase minimum wage.

Strengthen the free market. Reduce taxes, subsidies, and bureaucracy.

Laissez-faire all the way! Massive tax cuts and repeal minimum wage!

@

// Military

Reduce military spending, end conscription immediately.

Freeze military spending, establish an all-volunteer force.

Small military spending increase. Extend conscription to civilian service.

Double the military budget. Keep conscription.

Devote the budget to the military. Raise draft to wartime levels.

@

// Monarchy

Abolish the Monarchy. Move to a full Republic.

The Monarchy is outdated; reduce Royal powers.

Keep the status quo.

Increase the powers of the Royals.

Make Parliament an advisory body.

@

//Pension Security

Guaranteed public pension for all, rises with average earnings. No to private investment.

Provide more help for poorest. Increase public pension funding and basic provision.

Pension benefits should be means-tested, but generous. Tax incentives for saving.

Reduce provisions. Support partial privatization of the public pensions.

End public subsidy. Support full privatization of the public pensions.

@

//Religion

Religions should be discredited by the state.

Our heritage needs to be secular. Scrap religious school funding.

We should keep a healthy relationship between church and state.

We need to keep a Christian heritage. Support religious schools.

Restore the special status of the Lutheran Church.

@

//Taxation

Increase taxes for the top 10%, establish a windfall profits tax.

Increase taxes for the top 5% and large corporations.

Reduce taxes for lower and middle income and for small business.

Reduce taxes across the board for everyone, especially business.

Implement a flat income tax and abolish business taxation.

@

//Trade Policy

Fully open markets to achieve global free trade. Abolish all tariffs.

Free trade is good for the economy. Reduce tariffs across the board.

Keep tariffs as is but support a free trade pact with Alexandria.

Support protectionist policies. Increase tariffs to protect industry.

Pursue full autarky and self-sufficiency through massive tariff walls.

@

//Unions

Mandate closed shop agreements for every worker. Limit manager pay.

Unions are good for our economy. Protect and strengthen union rights.

Try to legislate a balance between unions and management.

Unions have far too much power. Relax dismissal protections.

Unions should be outlawed. Severely curtail the right to strike.

@

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Name:Dr. Karl Mass

Party:Social Democratic

Age: 54

Region:Vestfold

Stats: Leadership 4, Integrity 4, Experience 3, Charisma 5, Stamina 3,Issue Familiarity 3, Debating 5.

Mass is one of the main union leader in Stormark as president of the National Union of Workers and an university professor. He has also political experience as a former minister of finance. Having a strong socialist background, Mass is well respected in the labor and academic circles. Could this translate into votes for him?

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@issue position descriptions

// left to right, 1 - 5

// Abortion

Unrestricted access to taxpayer-funded abortion.

Protect Responsible Choice. Liberalize abortion laws.

Leave Abortion up to provinces, but ban partial birth abortions.

Abortion is wrong, no change to current legal status.

Abortion is murder! Total ban on abortions!

@

//Climate Change

The environment comes first. Implement an eco-tax on pollution.

Increase standards, Go beyond Kyoto in reducing emissions.

Promote better environmental policies, stay with Kyoto.

Withdraw from Kyoto. The economy comes first.

The environment is fine, global warming is a hoax.

@

//Education

Large investment in education. Nationalize all private schools and colleges.

More funding for all schools, more facilities, cut class sizes. Eliminate university fees.

More funding for the poorest schools. Reduce university fees.

Provide school vouchers. Make university fees tax-deductible.

Full privatization of education. Encourage parent-student savings.

@

//Energy Independence

Impose a windfall profits tax on oil companies to fund massive alternative energy projects.

Invest in alternative energy and end oil company subsidies. Reduce oil use.

Stay with renewable and non-renewable energy mix. Reduce energy dependence.

Coal and oil are our main concerns right now. End dependence on foreign oil.

More tax breaks for oil companies and open up protected wildlife refuges for exploration.

@

//Equal Rights

Equality demands legalization of same-sex marriage.

Provide civil unions for same-sex couples.

Protect gays and lesbians from discrimination.

Marriage is between a man and a woman.

Gay adoption should be outlawed, too.

@

//Hamland Crisis

Support the Hamland Communists. Death to the capitalist pigs!

We should stay neutral in the crisis and act as a peace broker.

Quarantine Communist Hamland, economically and diplomatically.

Actively support anti-Communist forces within Hamland.

We must invade Hamland and bomb the Reds to hell!

@

//Healthcare Reform

Dramatically increase funding, full nationalization of health care.

Increase funding. Reduce private sector involvement.

Work to cut costs. Public-private relationship is essential.

Increase private responsibility for health care costs, coverage, and competition.

Full privatization of health care services.

@

//Imperial Defense

No more imperialism! Bring our troops home. Make pacifism our foreign policy.

Reduce imperial commitments. Use diplomacy rather than military force.

Protect current imperial defenses. Establish stronger ties with allies like Alexandria.

Increase imperial commitments. Do not hesitate to use military against enemies.

We must become a global imperial superpower! Brute force is the only answer!

@

//Industrial Policy

Support large-scale nationalization to take over all industries.

Extend nationalization to energy, transport, and manufacturing.

Regulate private sector to keep prices low. Compensate losers.

More competition in markets. Support privatization of industry.

Privatize all industries. National ownership is intrinsically bad.

@

// Internal Security

Civil liberties must trump security concerns. No police state!

Current security measures are sufficient. More measures only under strict limits.

Growing threats must be met by more investigations and police powers.

Suspicious foreigners must be observed, profiled, and detained if need be. Civil liberties may be limited.

Civil liberties must be massively scaled back to answer security threats.

@

//Jobs & Economy

War on Poverty! Massive public works programs. We need a Socialist economy.

Support public jobs program, public investment in industry, and provide a living wage.

Invest more in new industry + job training. Increase minimum wage.

Strengthen the free market. Reduce taxes, subsidies, and bureaucracy.

Laissez-faire all the way! Massive tax cuts and repeal minimum wage!

@

// Military

Reduce military spending, end conscription immediately.

Freeze military spending, establish an all-volunteer force.

Small military spending increase. Extend conscription to civilian service.

Double the military budget. Keep conscription.

Devote the budget to the military. Raise draft to wartime levels.

@

// Monarchy

Abolish the Monarchy. Move to a full Republic.

The Monarchy is outdated; reduce Royal powers.

Keep the status quo.

Increase the powers of the Royals.

Make Parliament an advisory body.

@

//Pension Security

Guaranteed public pension for all, rises with average earnings. No to private investment.

Provide more help for poorest. Increase public pension funding and basic provision.

Pension benefits should be means-tested, but generous. Tax incentives for saving.

Reduce provisions. Support partial privatization of the public pensions.

End public subsidy. Support full privatization of the public pensions.

@

//Religion

Religions should be discredited by the state.

Our heritage needs to be secular. Scrap religious school funding.

We should keep a healthy relationship between church and state.

We need to keep a Christian heritage. Support religious schools.

Restore the special status of the Lutheran Church.

@

//Taxation

Increase taxes for the top 10%, establish a windfall profits tax.

Increase taxes for the top 5% and large corporations.

Reduce taxes for lower and middle income and for small business.

Reduce taxes across the board for everyone, especially business.

Implement a flat income tax and abolish business taxation.

@

//Trade Policy

Fully open markets to achieve global free trade. Abolish all tariffs.

Free trade is good for the economy. Reduce tariffs across the board.

Keep tariffs as is but support a free trade pact with Alexandria.

Support protectionist policies. Increase tariffs to protect industry.

Pursue full autarky and self-sufficiency through massive tariff walls.

@

//Unions

Mandate closed shop agreements for every worker. Limit manager pay.

Unions are good for our economy. Protect and strengthen union rights.

Try to legislate a balance between unions and management.

Unions have far too much power. Relax dismissal protections.

Unions should be outlawed. Severely curtail the right to strike.

@

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I hope that you will put them in one of your next scenario.

However, I played your scenario about 5-6 times with all parties and I must say that the scenario is just too difficult with a landslide of the Konservative or the Social Democrat party (with about 80%-85% of the seats) in all the cases.

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