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I plan on doing it. All I need really are issues and how I should handle primaries. President and primary debates would be nice. What each state (or bloc of states) would of supported issues-wise would also be nice.

Also, any good links or details? (Besides election results and stuff, I'm talking about events)

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I plan on doing it. All I need really are issues and how I should handle primaries. President and primary debates would be nice. What each state (or bloc of states) would of voted for would also be nice.

There were no Presidential debates, nor primary debates. In fact there weren't a lot of primaries and they made zero impact on the convention balloting.

If you want to fake the primaries all of them should be FPP to simulate party boss control of each state. Each party boss should be a super-powerful endorser coming on-line a week before their primary. The primaries should be scheduled in, I suppose, three or four waves with the key states of Texas & California hanging around until the end. FDR should have a commanding position. You can't do the 2/3 delegate requirement so making non-FDR states control a little over half the delegates would work I think.

Candidates should have plentiful PIP to influence party bosses, but little CP because nobody really went around barnstorming.

The Republicans were far more lop-sided. Nobody had any chance to beat Hoover and few tried.

The only real issue was the Great Depression and what should be done about it.

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The only real issue was the Great Depression and what should be done about it.
Yeah, it'd be nice if newer versions of PF allowed you to decrease the amount of issues from 22 to 12. (That way still variety but you aren't forced to put in non-issues)

Any ideas for money and funding coefficients?

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Money coefficients use CPIs, 2007 as baseline 100 (money coefficient is meant to reflect inflation)

2008 > money coefficient > 100

2004 > money coefficient > 91

2000 > money coefficient > 83

1992 > money coefficient > 68

1980 > money coefficient > 40

Fundraising coefficient = money raised in that year total * money coefficient that year / 100 * 2

Example:

2004 > fundraising coefficient = $880.5M*100/91*2 = 1,935.2 (smooth to 1935)

(Note: don't use decimals in the final number)

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Okay, so, I'm going to spread out the Great Depression into a variety of issues such as housing, taxation, tariffs, regulation, etc. I'll also include issues like the League of Nations, Italy, Japan, and the Soviet Union. Good?

But what should the stances be on stuff like Japan, tariffs, housing, etc.?

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Republicans were in favour of isolationism on foreign affairs, Democrats were generally but not heavily interventionist.

On taxes Hoover was against them because of federal debt. On social programs he was again against them.

Hoover signed the Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act which should be an issue. It was more popular with Republicans (particularly farmers) but saw broad although superficial support throughout the '32 election. FDR was against it but backed down by election time.

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League of Nations

Italy

Japan

Soviet Union

Western Europe

Americas

Taxation

Federal Debt

Housing

Tariffs

Regulation

Poverty

Labor

Prohibition

Agriculture

Education

Civil Rights

Military

Good?

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The Socialist, Communist, Prohibition, Socialist-Labor, Farmer-Labor, National and Jobless parties will be in, yes. I'll also have Democratic and Republican candidates in primaries, even if the Republicans will be unable to defeat Hoover. :P

I, too, am a fan of third-parties so long as they play a realistic role in a scenario and don't get 5% of the vote on election night for no reason.

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Soviet Union (should be USSR)

Western Europe (I'd define it more narrowly or more broadly, i.e. Europe or Britain & France)

Americas (Latin America would probably make more sense)

Tariffs (I'd probably call it the Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act as that's what all discussion about tariffs focused on)

Civil Rights (I'm not sure anyone cared that much in '32, and certainly a Democratic candidate wouldn't talk about it during an election campaign).

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Civil Rights (I'm not sure anyone cared that much in '32, and certainly a Democratic candidate wouldn't talk about it during an election campaign).
True. Roosevelt himself IIRC only really spoke about improving the living conditions of blacks. But do you have anything else to replace it with?

Also, how do you modify issue levels? (As in, which ones are viewed more important than others)

How should taxes be handled? These are current stances;

* Taxes will become unnecessary under my proposed economic model! (For Communist Party and such)

* Promote progressive taxation to create a more equal society.

* Economic growth will allow increased taxes on high-income earners which will further benefit the economy.

* Current taxes are fine.

* Reduce taxes on the poor and specifically middle-class to promote economic growth.

* Reduce income tax on all 3 groups: rich, middle, and poor. Look into flat taxation.

* Remove the income tax and replace it with sales tax.

And for federal debt:

* Current debt is fine, economic changes will take care of it.

* Borrow in order to promote economic growth which will be used to pay off the debt.

* Borrow when necessary, but otherwise leave the debt alone until economic growth allows us to get rid of it.

* Create a surplus without creating a higher debt and then use it to pay it down.

* Use a majority of any surplus to pay down the debt.

* We must pay down the debt! Use surpluses to pay it down as quickly as possible.

* Reduce the size of the government to create a surplus. This will allow us to easily pay off the debt.

What should the issue stances for the Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act be?

* Protectionism shall strengthen America! Strong tariffs to achieve this goal.

* The Act doesn't go far enough! Continue raising tariffs.

* Support the Act, it will promote economic growth.

* Tariffs serve a purpose, but the Smoot-Hawley Act is too much. Lower tariffs.

* Lower tariffs to pre-Act levels.

* Tariffs should be significantly reduced, free trade is the future.

* Tariffs should be abolished! Free trade is the way to go.

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True. Roosevelt himself IIRC only really spoke about improving the living conditions of blacks. But do you have anything else to replace it with?

Also, how do you modify issue levels? (As in, which ones are viewed more important than others)

For Civil Rights… I'm not sure.

In the National Map section, somewhere up along the top (Issue Centres, I think). You can set their level for both the Primary and General campaigns as well as setting issue centres for each state.

You can also change their value with events.

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Parties >> RegionInfo >> Alabama >> party with existing majority >> Reference not found: party democratic

Etc. How does one fix this?

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That's an interesting question. I assume the game looks in the party folder for "democratic". All I've got off the top of my head is to poke around in the scenario folder (C:Program Files: President Forever: Scenarios: 1932:Party?) and make sure the democrats are correctly named.

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I might add Huey Long (off by default). He certainly had the ambition, and may have been able to wrest the nomination from Roosevelt if he hadn't supported him.

If you won't add Huey as a candidate, make him a very powerful Crusader for FDR.

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I don't think FDR needs a very powerful crusader considering that Hoover's loss in 1932 was the largest in US history percentage-wise. So if I do add Long, he'll be in as a possible candidate.

Anyone got a list of crusaders for FDR and (more importantly) Hoover? So far I only have their wives.

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If I can get the "Parties >> RegionInfo >> Alabama >> party with existing majority >> Reference not found: party democratic" thing fixed, I can continue.

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If I can find out how to fix the bug, the scenario becomes playable. In any case, if you want to look at the scenario with Campaigns Forever or something to fix it, feel free to either PM me or put your email here. (Assuming you can fix the bug or at least try)

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