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Hello everyone,

As some of you may know, I am working on revising the Alexandria scenarios so that the results aren't as fragmented. I shall supply scenario information as soon as possible, but here are my basic outlines:

2004: Conservatives win, but with a coalition government with the Federalists

2008: Socialist-Liberal opposition wins with a coalition government

2009: Election up for grabs

Information:

Parties:

Alexandria Conservative Party (Conservative)

Progressive Democratic Party (Socialist)

Liberty and Democracy Party (Liberal, 2004)

Alexandria Amelioration Party (Liberal, 2008-)

Federalist Party (Christian Democratic)

Parti Radical (Radical, 2004-2008)

Green Party (Green, 2009-)

Race:

White 55%

Mixed 30%

Black 10%

Indigenous 5%

Religion:

Catholic 60%

Protestant 25%

Orthodox 5%

Secular-Atheist 10%

Language Spoken:

French 30%

Spanish 30%

Patois 20%

English 15%

Other 5%

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The 2004 and 2008 revisions are more or less complete. Was considering putting in events, but figured they would shift the political landscape too much.

I have yet to finish 2009 and then some minor revisions to the rest.

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Ok, I have some feedback about it.

These are pretty good scenarios, however there are some things to work on with the issues:

First of all,

-The PDP is really much too left-wing to be a social-democratic second party, I would put some issues to the center and maybe add some sort of left-wing fringe party (with about 5% of the vote) called Alexandrie Solidaire or something like that. Maybe this party could be like some sort of reformed former Communist Party?

-I would personally put the Parti Radical as a right-wing rural populist francophone party a little bit like the ADQ in Québec. There are also many former Radicaux in France who are of the right-wing populist wing of the UMP.

Note: A small mistake that you made in the endorsers: in French, you almost never put du to designate a city, so La Croix du Genève will be La Croix de Genève. The conjunction word du sometimes to designate a province, région state or country. Like for du Canada (from Canada) or du Mexique (from Mexico)

For example,

Le journal du Québec(will designate a fictional newspaper from the province of Québec)

Le journal de Québec (is a real life newspaper from Québec City in the same group as the real life Journal de Montréal which is the most read French newspaper in America and the second french newspaper in the world after Le Monde)

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Hey matavail,

I do appreciate the help- particularly with French grammar (since I haven't taken French since 8th grade in middle school)!

Lemme explain the scenario: the PDP has moderate and left-wing candidates. The moderates are the easiest to play as, and the left-wing ones should be used for when you're playing another party (except the radicals). The Liberals/AAP are basically centrist-liberal orientation so they should be the ideal "centrist/slightly left-of-centre party." The Conservatives have similar issues to the PDP, as they have right-wing and centre-right candidates- but are all to the right of the Federalists who are basically right-of-centre.

I intended the Radicals to be faithful to the Gauche Radical tradition (as in Spain, the rival one in France, some Latin American countries like Argentina and a few others), rather than the right-wing populist one in say...Serbia or the right-liberal ones in France and Portugal.

The Radicals will be replaced by the Greens for 2009. Alexandria never had/has a strong extreme left-wing or Communist movement- the best it had was the PDP and the Radicals/Greens- and the RL Alexandria has usually had the Conservatives get 60% and above of the vote, which is wny I added the Federalists and made the other parties stronger.

But yes, I will correct the French grammar errors- but I don't want to submit the scenarios and do the 2009 one until I'm done with the current ones on my plate (which are 3-4).

Thanks for your help- btw, I'd recommend Romeo Dallaire's Shake Hands with the Devil for a good read, I just finished that book.

Ok, I have some feedback about it.

These are pretty good scenarios, however there are some things to work on with the issues:

First of all,

-The PDP is really much too left-wing to be a social-democratic second party, I would put some issues to the center and maybe add some sort of left-wing fringe party (with about 5% of the vote) called Alexandrie Solidaire or something like that. Maybe this party could be like some sort of reformed former Communist Party?

-I would personally put the Parti Radical as a right-wing rural populist francophone party a little bit like the ADQ in Québec. There are also many former Radicaux in France who are of the right-wing populist wing of the UMP.

Note: A small mistake that you made in the endorsers: in French, you almost never put du to designate a city, so La Croix du Genève will be La Croix de Genève. The conjunction word du sometimes to designate a province, région state or country. Like for du Canada (from Canada) or du Mexique (from Mexico)

For example,

Le journal du Québec(will designate a fictional newspaper from the province of Québec)

Le journal de Québec (is a real life newspaper from Québec City in the same group as the real life Journal de Montréal which is the most read French newspaper in America and the second french newspaper in the world after Le Monde)

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Thanks for your help- btw, I'd recommend Romeo Dallaire's Shake Hands with the Devil for a good read, I just finished that book.

Great! Did you watched the movie with Roy Dupuis as Roméo Dallaire?

I meeted Mr. Dallaire once as he want to my university to talk to the students about a year ago.

BTW, he is a senator for the Liberal Party but senators are not elected in Canada as in the USA.

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Great! Did you watched the movie with Roy Dupuis as Roméo Dallaire?

I meeted Mr. Dallaire once as he want to my university to talk to the students about a year ago.

BTW, he is a senator for the Liberal Party but senators are not elected in Canada as in the USA.

No, I have not actually seen that movie.

That's really cool that you got to meet him, I actually got to meet Joschka Fischer- which was pretty cool.

And that is interesting to note that he's a Liberal Senator.

I'll have to get working on correcting those grammatical errors. Will do tomorrow.

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I started a game of Alexandria 2004 today after a long period of not having touched it, and wonder, in the issues, who were Arminy and the Sennar Uprising, and how do they fit into the modern micronational world? I'm just a bit curious.

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Basically, Arminy was a German state that was one of those vying for leadership of the micronational world. Emperor Edgard II (my friend who ran Alexandria) basically made an alliance with a few other countries and then invaded Arminy. Unfortunately the war resulted in total disaster- the army was crushed and most of Alexandria was occupied by the victorious Arminy forces, and he was forced to relinquish control of several areas in order to sue for peace- and it also triggered a rebellion in Sennar (a colonial territory with a large indigenous Muslim population). Anyways, Arminy then lost a war with Stormark and pretty much collapsed- and eventually Portela and his Conservative Party-dominated Parliament managed to defeat the Sennar insurgents (who were hackers).

Anyways, I think I will make some alterations to the 2008 scenario based on it, as well as get some work done on a 2013 scenario. My intention is for 2008 to be a PDP (socialist opposition) landslide, and then 2013 to be more competitive.

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I've only gotten a chance to play through the 2004 scenario, but I thought I'd let you know that it's awesome! Can't wait to try '08!

What is the scenario based on?

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The updated 2004 and 2008 scenarios, I believe, are finished for beta-testing. Email me if you are interested.

matty1019@yahoo.com

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I think these are good scenarios.

However, the main problem is the parties are very similar in scope (they are all center/center-left except for the Conservatives) and this especially with the problem that you don't really know if some parties (like the Partido Popular or the Parti Radical) are regional or national parties.

Another issue comes with the coalitions, which sometimes makes the scenario very difficult for the player to win a majority if the two main parties are under 35%.

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