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Hutali is a future project, possibly after South Guanjin. It is based loosely on Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, and the Eastern Congo. It was under devastatingly unstable strife just 15 years ago, but was since become stable and even prosperous, for an African nation. The Hutalian Patriotic Front, formerly a guerilla militia who ended apocalyptic chaos under the Inkingzi militia's regime, are the incumbant party, but they have challengers in this election who have grown more popular than in the HPF landslide of 2003.

Ethnicities:

Hutu 35%

Buganda 25%

Tutsi 10%

Ankole 10%

Bunyoro 10%

Twa 5%

Asian 5%

Religions:

Roman Catholic 60%

Anglican 20%

Moslem 10%

Traditional Faith 10%

Parties:

Hutalian Patriotic Front - Centre-Left incumbant party

Hutalian Democratic Movement - Centrist party popular among Hutu and Bunyoro

Christian Democratic Party - Centre-Right rural-based conservative party

United Democratic Front/National Resistance Army - A formerly left-wing rebel coalition now settled down to politics after cease-fire with HPF

Lord's Magnificent Army - Far right-wing Christian fundamentalists

Communist Party - Far left-wing Marxists backed by Katyusha and Shou Lung

Issues:

Need help with this

Map and Regions:

Need help with this

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I would be interested in helping, however, I remember in one online game we did- we had a fictional East African Union election that was set in Uganda, Burundi, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Kenya. It was pretty interesting. I'd like to add some dynamics to that.

I'd also like a larger population base and perhaps the inclusion of other African countries and issues. I'll see what I can come up with tomorrow.

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I would be interested in helping, however, I remember in one online game we did- we had a fictional East African Union election that was set in Uganda, Burundi, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Kenya. It was pretty interesting. I'd like to add some dynamics to that.

I'd also like a larger population base and perhaps the inclusion of other African countries and issues. I'll see what I can come up with tomorrow.

To be honest, I'm unfamiliar mostly with Kenyan or Tanzanian politics or ethnicities, other than historically famous ethnicities like the Bachwezi or Masai. I know much about affairs in Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, and the parts of Congo that border them, including their principal ethnic groups (most of which are listed above) and politics because my good friend, a Rwandan-Canadian, has educated me on these matters. You'll have to help me out if Kenyan, Tanzanian, or other nations' influence is to be added.

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I would be interested in helping, however, I remember in one online game we did- we had a fictional East African Union election that was set in Uganda, Burundi, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Kenya. It was pretty interesting. I'd like to add some dynamics to that.

I'd also like a larger population base and perhaps the inclusion of other African countries and issues. I'll see what I can come up with tomorrow.

Any proposal on this expansion of the scenario yet?

I'll help with the map? Do you have anything specific you want in it?

I'd see a map being a compact, crudely roundish, landlocked map with a large northern chunk, seven or eight distinct but mid-sized regions in the south-west, about 15-18 small regions in the south-east, and two city regions, one in the centre, and one just a ways north-east of it. If you could do that, that'd be great. Thanks in advance!

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I'd say elements of some countries to include would be:

Kenya

Tanzania

Rwanda

Burundi

Uganda

Congo-Kinshasa

Congo-Brazzaville

Gabon

Central Africa Republic

Cameroon

Total Population: 218,814,977

PARTIES:

Hutalian Patriotic Front - Centre-Left incumbant party

Hutalian Democratic Movement - Centrist party popular among Hutu and Bunyoro

Christian Socialist Party - Centre-Right rural-based conservative party

United Democratic Front/National Resistance Army - A formerly left-wing rebel coalition now settled down to politics after cease-fire with HPF

Freedom Environment Party- Centrist/Centre-Left Green party

Lord's Magnificent Army - Far right-wing Christian fundamentalists

Communist Party - Far left-wing Marxists backed by Katyusha and Shou Lung

Issues

Agriculture

AIDS Epidemic

Economy

Environment

Human Rights

Industrial Development

International Relations

Military Reform

National Unity

Peace Process

Poverty

Refugee Camps

Religion

Tribal Equality

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Rough map: Is this any good? The 2 smallest regions are the cities.

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That looks awesome, Treasurer! Just what I was looking for! I'd be grateful if you could send me the final bitmap to my e-mail address (you should remember it). Thanks!

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I'd say elements of some countries to include would be:

Kenya

Tanzania

Rwanda

Burundi

Uganda

Congo-Kinshasa

Congo-Brazzaville

Gabon

Central Africa Republic

Cameroon

Total Population: 218,814,977

PARTIES:

Hutalian Patriotic Front - Centre-Left incumbant party

Hutalian Democratic Movement - Centrist party popular among Hutu and Bunyoro

Christian Socialist Party - Centre-Right rural-based conservative party

United Democratic Front/National Resistance Army - A formerly left-wing rebel coalition now settled down to politics after cease-fire with HPF

Freedom Environment Party- Centrist/Centre-Left Green party

Lord's Magnificent Army - Far right-wing Christian fundamentalists

Communist Party - Far left-wing Marxists backed by Katyusha and Shou Lung

Issues

Agriculture

AIDS Epidemic

Economy

Environment

Human Rights

Industrial Development

International Relations

Military Reform

National Unity

Peace Process

Poverty

Refugee Camps

Religion

Tribal Equality

I think I can work with this, GOP Progressive! It looks very good! It's just unfortunate that with that many countries makes nailing down ethnicities and indigenous languages in an exhaustive list near impossible, unlike in my original, but this new vision makes up for it with breadth and diversity. I plan to start work on this right after South Guanjin.

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Issues

Agriculture

AIDS Epidemic

Centralization

Democratic Reform

Economy

Environment

Human Rights

Industrial Development

International Relations

Military

Militias

National Unity

Peace Process

Poverty

Refugee Camps

Religion

Tax and Budget

Tribal Equality

How do these work?

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I'd also recommend that we narrow the parties down to 6. Over 6 parties is a really pain in the rear to do, and 6 takes long enough as it is, plus it prevents the vote from getting too fragmented.

I'd get rid of the Communist Party and just say that the Communists, Western and Eastern powers are backing various factions in the country.

So how big should we make the population? 218 does seem too large for the size of the map. How does 118 million sound?

I'd also say that Hutali has a bicameral legislature, though with limited powers for the Upper House. The Lower House also elects a President, who then appoints a Premier to run the Parliament while the President manages the Executive. The President has most of the power, but depends on passing legislation through the lower house and avoiding vetos from the Council of Elders (which is composed of tribal leaders, the military, business leaders, and high judges).

Name of Elected Leader Position: President

Lower House (elected): National Assembly

Upper House (unelected): Council of Elders

PARTIES:

Hutalian Patriotic Front - Centre-Left incumbant party

Hutalian Democratic Movement - Centrist party popular among Hutu and Bunyoro

Christian Socialist Party - Centre-Right rural-based conservative party

United Democratic Front/National Resistance Army - A formerly left-wing rebel coalition now settled down to politics after cease-fire with HPF

Freedom Environment Party- Centrist/Centre-Left Green party

Lord's Magnificent Army - Far right-wing Christian fundamentalists

LEADERS:

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Name: Jonathan Bangziwe

Party: Hutalian Patriotic Front

Age: 53

Bio: A controversial figure, Jonathan Bangizwe leads the HPF. His family died in an early pogrom against his tribe during the 1950s. Afterwards, he became a guerrilla leader with training in Shou Lung, Katyusha, Alexandria and Rocentia, Bangziwe defeated the ruling government and its genocidal militias in 1994. Since then he has ruled Hutali as President with a mixture of pragmatism and an iron fist.

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Name: Benjamin Lowassa

Party: Hutalian Democratic Movement

Age: 60

Bio: A Western-educated diplomat and economist, Benjamin Lowassa is a renowned figure throughout Hutali for his skillful economic management and work as Premier from 2005 to 2010. However he has fallen out with Bangziwe over several issues and now leads the HDM- which is a liberal party oriented towards westernisation, democratisation and national unity. Can he become President of Hutali and lead it into a new future?

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Name: Desmond Koroma

Party: Christian Socialist Party

Age: 47

Bio: Desmond Koroma is a born-again Christian with ties to Hutali's growing Protestant churches and a strong rural base of support. Although a young doctor at the time, he joined a militia during the Civil War and quickly rose to become its leader. He was one of the first to disarm, and supported the transition to a democratic government. Now he hopes to lead his party into government.

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Name: Antoine Ngbangawe

Party: United Democratic Front/National Resistance Army

Age: 39

Bio: Antoine Ngbangawe is the son of the former dictator Fran├žois Ngbangawe, who was convicted of war crimes over the Hutalian genocide and executed by the HPF. Antoine became the leader of the UDF/NRA in 2000, and reluctantly signed a peace agreement with the Hutulian government. It is known that he has aspirations to become President of Hutali, whether by the ballot box or the gun.

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Name: Tatiana Tzibamba

Party: Freedom Environment Party

Age: 70

Bio: Tatiana Tzibamba is the leader of the Freedom Environment Party, a Green party devoted to the establishment democracy and human rights in Hutali. She is a world-renowed figure for her work in both human rights and environmental awareness, and won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004. She has become leader of the struggling FEP, and its numbers have rocketed in the polls with her in charge. Can she lead Africa's largest green party into government?

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Name: Vincent Ongwen

Party: Lord's Magnificent Army

Age: 48

Bio: Vincent Ongwen is the ruthless and fanatical leader of the Lord's Magnificent Army, a far-right militia devoted to establishing a religious theocracy in Hutali. Ongwen began a brutal war against the Hutalian government in 1988, with the use of child soldiers, torture, and kidnappings of foreigners by his army. He has managed to become Hutali's most hated political figure, yet has a strong base of support in the northwest among his tribe. Having just accepted a ceasefire by the government, Ongwen has decided to participate in the upcoming elections.

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These are awesome leaders! And I love the Paul Kagame and Joseph Kony pics for the HPF and LMA leaders, respectively. You obviously knew what I was thinking, and it's a nice touch!

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These are awesome leaders! And I love the Paul Kagame and Joseph Kony pics for the HPF and LMA leaders, respectively. You obviously knew what I was thinking, and it's a nice touch!

Indeed. I just finished reading "A Thousand Hills: Rwanda's Rebirth and the Man Who Dreamed It" by Stephen Kinzer. It was a really good book. As was "Shake Hands with the Devil: the Failure of Humanity in Rwanda" by General Dallaire. So I had just read lots about Rwanda, and I have done research on the situations of its neighbors and various other Central African countries. You should check out those books if you haven't already.

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Just a bit about what I have envisioned for the regions on the map I custom ordered.

The city in the centre is the capital and largest city, Twangolo, a bustling but, by Western standards, underdeveloped urban centre with a lot of ridings and largely supporting the HPF with some constituencies strongly HDM.

The city in the northeast is the second city of Hutali, Lingada, the major economic capital of the country and with a high population of Asian investors. It too has many ridings, with most strongly supporting the HDM, though some leaning heavily to the HPF.

The big northern region is the Northern Expanse, a sparsely populated region of Serengetti like savanna mixed with the likes of the volcanic mountains in west Rwanda where the silverback gorillas live as well as the deep Congo. It is mostly national parks and isolated villages connected by poor-quality roads. It has few constituencies (possibly as few as 3) and is mostly favouring the UDF/NRA and LMA.

The eight medium-sized regions in the southwest are the Old Kingdoms, the homelands of those tribes with monarchial traditions dating back to pre-colonial times. Though they still have kings, these sovereigns have no political power. This heavily populated region (and rich in ridings) is fairly evenly split between the HPF, HDM, and Christian Democrats, with maybe one kingdom having a few constuencies leaning to the UDF/NRA because Ngbangawe (and his father) are their tribesmen.

The remaining regions in the southeast are the bulk of the country's provinces, many with arbitrary borders, some still following colonial lines. This region, of medium population density, is a mixed bag, with constituencies found here favouring all the parties, in a tangled web of political support. This region could easily become the main battleground of the election, and the site of the biggest swings.

Any comments, criticisms, suggestions?

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Just a bit about what I have envisioned for the regions on the map I custom ordered.

The city in the centre is the capital and largest city, Twangolo, a bustling but, by Western standards, underdeveloped urban centre with a lot of ridings and largely supporting the HPF with some constituencies strongly HDM.

The city in the northeast is the second city of Hutali, Lingada, the major economic capital of the country and with a high population of Asian investors. It too has many ridings, with most strongly supporting the HDM, though some leaning heavily to the HPF.

The big northern region is the Northern Expanse, a sparsely populated region of Serengetti like savanna mixed with the likes of the volcanic mountains in west Rwanda where the silverback gorillas live as well as the deep Congo. It is mostly national parks and isolated villages connected by poor-quality roads. It has few constituencies (possibly as few as 3) and is mostly favouring the UDF/NRA and LMA.

The eight medium-sized regions in the southwest are the Old Kingdoms, the homelands of those tribes with monarchial traditions dating back to pre-colonial times. Though they still have kings, these sovereigns have no political power. This heavily populated region (and rich in ridings) is fairly evenly split between the HPF, HDM, and Christian Democrats, with maybe one kingdom having a few constuencies leaning to the UDF/NRA because Ngbangawe (and his father) are their tribesmen.

The remaining regions in the southeast are the bulk of the country's provinces, many with arbitrary borders, some still following colonial lines. This region, of medium population density, is a mixed bag, with constituencies found here favouring all the parties, in a tangled web of political support. This region could easily become the main battleground of the election, and the site of the biggest swings.

Any comments, criticisms, suggestions?

I'd put the Asian population at 1% at most, since the Asian population would have left to avoid the Civil Wars that enveloped the country.

The investor class would probably be Tutsi then. There should also be a population of Pygmies in regions too, since they're found in rainforest areas. The Tribal Kings would have some power, as they would have seats in the Council of Elders, but nowhere near the power they enjoyed before colonial times.

I'd also put the religions at:

Catholic 55%

Protestant 25%

Muslim 10%

Animist/Traditional Religions 10%

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I'd put the Asian population at 1% at most, since the Asian population would have left to avoid the Civil Wars that enveloped the country.

The investor class would probably be Tutsi then. There should also be a population of Pygmies in regions too, since they're found in rainforest areas. The Tribal Kings would have some power, as they would have seats in the Council of Elders, but nowhere near the power they enjoyed before colonial times.

I'd also put the religions at:

Catholic 55%

Protestant 25%

Muslim 10%

Animist/Traditional Religions 10%

I'd pretty much agree with the division of religion, and the status of the kings. I could see the Tutsi being the principal investor class, too, after the majority of Asians departed. I'd imagine Pygmies being akin to the Twa, though the Congo has several distinct tribes of them, too. I'd also see, maybe built into the International Relations issue, or as maybe as it's own issue with two others merged or one swapped out, the debate going on in RW East/Central Africa of encouraging foreign aid or foreign investment in their country, and which is more beneficial (more dictatorial leaders favour aid, more progressive, modernist ones favour investment).

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Rough map: Is this any good? The 2 smallest regions are the cities.

hutali.jpg

Hey Treasurer,

Could you convert this map into a proper format compatible with PMF Canada? Also could you put the two urban regions off to the side like you did with the UK?

Thank you!

I may consider a start on the scenario so Patine can finish it quickly.

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Hey Treasurer,

Could you convert this map into a proper format compatible with PMF Canada? Also could you put the two urban regions off to the side like you did with the UK?

Thank you!

I may consider a start on the scenario so Patine can finish it quickly.

I've got the same map already in the proper format which i gave to Patine, but i always keep them until the completed scenario comes out incase there is changes. So i'll give those 2 cities off to the side and that's it!

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I've got the same map already in the proper format which i gave to Patine, but i always keep them until the completed scenario comes out incase there is changes. So i'll give those 2 cities off to the side and that's it!

I do indeed have the above map in useable form, GOP Progressive (though without your requested city insets). I've continued work on South Guanjin and plan to take this one up right after, though a head start would be appreciated.

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The big northern one is the Northern Expanse (I'll try to find the Swahili term for that). The cities, as I said, are Twangolo (the centrally placed capital) and Lingada. As for the rest, go ahead and look up RL names of provinces from those countries.

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REGIONS (28)

Northern Expanse

Twangolo (Capital)

Lingada

Gitarama (Rwanda)

Butare (Rwanda)

Ruhengeri (Rwanda)

Umutara (Rwanda)

Kibungo (Rwanda)

Muyinga (Burundi)

Gitega (Burundi)

Ngozi (Burundi)

Mwaro (Burundi)

Mubende (Uganda)

Bushenyi (Uganda)

Iganga (Uganda)

Ubangi(DRC)

Katanga (DRC)

Sankuru (DRC)

Kongo (DRC)

Bandundu (DRC)

Kasai (DRC)

Arusha (Tanzania)

Tabora (Tanzania)

Dodoma (Tanzania)

Mtwara (Tanzania)

Nyeri (Kenya)

Bungoma (Kenya)

Turkana (Kenya)

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