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Currently the micronations I'm actively working on are South Guanjin and Hutali, and they're going nicely. I'm also advising GOP Progressive on some of his micronation projects. Avalonia is meant for a near future project. It covers a South Pacific micronation based on Australia or New Zealand; a former New Brittanian colony built on a small continent or chain of a few large islands that peacefully gained independence and still recognizes the New Brittanian crown as it's head of state. It is principly anglophone Whites, with a historically abused aboriginal population that now ammends are starting to be made to and a growing population of immigrants. Unlike it's two real world counterparts, it has a rival nation that much grief and tension has existed with; the Taitaku Republic, a chain of several large islands inhabited by predominantly Polynesians under the military dictatorship of President and Major-General William Pekwaya, a ruthless tyrant. As well as this issue, Avalonia has economic and domestic concerns, dealings with other Western nations as well as nations like Tokundi, South Guanjin, Kozakura, and Ayati, and others besides.

Parties are:

National Party - Right

Liberal Party - Centre-right

Democratic Party - Centrist

Labour Party - Centre-Left

Green Party - Left

I need suggestions on candidates and an exact list of issues.

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One possible issue idea would be Monarchy; both Australia and New Zealand have had a debate over the status of the British monarch's role as Head of State, though only Australia has put it to a referendum. If this micronation is based on either country, it would make sense to have this for the various parties to consider.

Potential issue centers:

Monarchy

Left: Immediately establish a Republic

Centre-Left: Vastly reduce Britannian Monarch's role

Centre: Open debate on the Monarchy

Centre-Right: Retain the status quo.

Right: Increase role of the Monarch

I'll try and come up with a couple more and get back to you. :) This looks like it could be a really fun scenario! :)

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Candidates:

National Party

Bianca Burges

Brooke Haining

Ruby Petherick

Cameron Carpenter

Amelie Lorenzini

Bethany Carr-Boyd

Floella Goodall

Liberal Party

Finn Fowler

Ryder Mahoney

Hunter Drew

Scarlett Kulakowski

Bella Owens

Lucas Tier

Will Pohlman

Democratic Party

Aidan Pink

Caitlin Edmund

Jacob Komine

Henry Umbagai

Sofia Ritchard

Annabelle Schuler

Labour Party

Charli Rossi

Lucy Woodbury

Taj Gwynne

Sophia Champion de Crespigny

Lachlan Bickersteth

Green Party

Alicia Peake

Piper Gottshall

Amber Graves

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I actually have the New Zealand-Australia "down under" scenario ready. Do you want me to just modify it?

Just give me the original and renamed regions. I can do the rest. I think I'll submit this one to 80soft.

Here are the current leaders in the scenario:

Gwendolyn Knightley (NATIONAL-Auckland)- A veteran of the New Zealand army, Gwendolyn Knightley entered politics as a National MP and was a supporter of the merger. She hopes to lead the National Party with a "new look" and a more moderate agenda. Can she lead the Nats to victory?

Robert Kensington (NATIONAL-Western Australia)- A highly successful businessman and National Party "boss" in West Australia, Robert Kensington helped secure the merger in 2009 of the Liberal and National parties. Will his quirky demeanour and nationalistic policies bring the Nats into government?

Sean Collins (NATIONAL-Rural Queensland)- Sean Collins is a former Australian action star turned politician. Known for his conservative views, he helped usher in the National-Liberal merger in 2009. However he also has a reputation for notorious gaffes and can be rather polarizing.

Aaron Mond (LABOR-Western Suburbs of Sydney)- A former academic, Aaron Mond is the new leader of the Labor Party representing the centre-left wing of the party. Can he win the election for the Labor Party and change the face of Australia and New Zealand?

Tomos Peters (LABOR-SE Queensland)- Tomos Peters is the former President of the Australian Trade Union association and a labour stalwart within the party. With his repudiation of the Labor Party's "economic reform" policies, can he win the election?

Elizabeth Matthews (LABOR-Christchurch)- Elizabeth Matthews is a former notable feminist and successful lawyer. Having become a Labor MP in 1999, she hopes to lead the party to victory in the new federation of Australia and New Zealand. But is her outspokenness a liability or an asset?

Susan Merritt (DEMOCRATS-South Australia)- Half-Aborigine and half-White Australian, Susan Merritt hopes to represent a multicultural future for the two nations. Running on a quirky platform of social and economic liberalism, can she restore the once promising Democrats?

Christine Roberts (DEMOCRATS- Sydney)- Christine Roberts is a former socialite and actress whose success in Hollywood led her to return back to her native Australia to run for office. Can she revitalize the flagging fortunes of the Democrats?

Scott O'Leary (GREEN- Melbourne)- Scott O'Leary is a young member of the Greens looking to help them burst even further onto the Australian scene. However is he too far to the left and too young to bring the Greens into government?

Martin McKenzie (GREEN-Tasmania)- Martin McKenzie is a veteran environmental activist who has been known to picket the official debates in protest for the absence of the Green Party. Can he establish a viable alternative to the Labor Party?

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I actually have the New Zealand-Australia "down under" scenario ready. Do you want me to just modify it?

Just give me the original and renamed regions. I can do the rest. I think I'll submit this one to 80soft.

Here are the current leaders in the scenario:

Gwendolyn Knightley (NATIONAL-Auckland)- A veteran of the New Zealand army, Gwendolyn Knightley entered politics as a National MP and was a supporter of the merger. She hopes to lead the National Party with a "new look" and a more moderate agenda. Can she lead the Nats to victory?

Robert Kensington (NATIONAL-Western Australia)- A highly successful businessman and National Party "boss" in West Australia, Robert Kensington helped secure the merger in 2009 of the Liberal and National parties. Will his quirky demeanour and nationalistic policies bring the Nats into government?

Sean Collins (NATIONAL-Rural Queensland)- Sean Collins is a former Australian action star turned politician. Known for his conservative views, he helped usher in the National-Liberal merger in 2009. However he also has a reputation for notorious gaffes and can be rather polarizing.

Aaron Mond (LABOR-Western Suburbs of Sydney)- A former academic, Aaron Mond is the new leader of the Labor Party representing the centre-left wing of the party. Can he win the election for the Labor Party and change the face of Australia and New Zealand?

Tomos Peters (LABOR-SE Queensland)- Tomos Peters is the former President of the Australian Trade Union association and a labour stalwart within the party. With his repudiation of the Labor Party's "economic reform" policies, can he win the election?

Elizabeth Matthews (LABOR-Christchurch)- Elizabeth Matthews is a former notable feminist and successful lawyer. Having become a Labor MP in 1999, she hopes to lead the party to victory in the new federation of Australia and New Zealand. But is her outspokenness a liability or an asset?

Susan Merritt (DEMOCRATS-South Australia)- Half-Aborigine and half-White Australian, Susan Merritt hopes to represent a multicultural future for the two nations. Running on a quirky platform of social and economic liberalism, can she restore the once promising Democrats?

Christine Roberts (DEMOCRATS- Sydney)- Christine Roberts is a former socialite and actress whose success in Hollywood led her to return back to her native Australia to run for office. Can she revitalize the flagging fortunes of the Democrats?

Scott O'Leary (GREEN- Melbourne)- Scott O'Leary is a young member of the Greens looking to help them burst even further onto the Australian scene. However is he too far to the left and too young to bring the Greens into government?

Martin McKenzie (GREEN-Tasmania)- Martin McKenzie is a veteran environmental activist who has been known to picket the official debates in protest for the absence of the Green Party. Can he establish a viable alternative to the Labor Party?

The candidates look good, but I did envision somewhat different regions (but not necassarily extremely so) than the RW nations, and different issues, notably to take more recent micronations (Kozakura, South Guanjin, Ayati, and Tokundi, as relavant ones) as well as the Taitaku Republic as a diplomatic/military thorn in Avalonia's side into account.

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What do you want to rename the regions?

There's a good question, there. I just know I'd like some distinction from RW Australia/New Zealand, if only a bit. I'll think on it. Any ideas would be appreciated.

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Actually, what I could do is do a "Greater New Britannia" using the United Commonwealth map if you'd be interested.

Not quite what I had in mind. Pretty much, I'm envisioning the Down-Under scenario with a few possible name changes and an updated issues list to better fit into the micronational world (and incorporate such things as the Taitaku Republic as a rival nation, for instance).

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I dunno- I'd kinda like to consolidate a future New Britannia scenario with this idea. Certainly the military intervention in the Taitaku Republic could be an issue.

Though with Rocentia replacing Canada in this world, I'd need something to replace Canada - possibly a South Africa like country?- and I'd also need Ireland as a whole instead of just Northern Ireland.

But this certainly could work. I'd set it in 2013 though.

I'll keep the parties as is, with the exception of replacing the Celtic Party with a different name but keep it as a left-wing separatist party.

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issues

Aboriginal Issues

Abortion

Britannia Alliance

Crime

Defense Forces

Economic Management

Environment

Free Trade

Global Warming

Health and Medicare

Immigration and Refugees

Monarchy

Multiculturalism

Piracy

Schools and Universities

Taitaku Intervention

Taxation

WorkChoices

EDIT: Thanks Treasurer!

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Fixed- thanks Treasurer!

And do you guys want a 4-party scenario (Australia) or a 5-party or more one (PMF UK)?

I would like the unique Australian preference system. I'm thinking:

Liberal-National Coalition (as one party)

Labour

Green

Democratic

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All right so what do you want to rename the regions?

Current ones:

Western Australia

Northern Territory

South Australia

Queensland

SW Queensland

New South Wales

ACT

Sydney

North Shore

Western Suburbs

Northland-Auckland

Taranaki-Wellington

Marlborough-Nelson

Canterbury-Christchurch

Southland-Dunedin

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Cook (Western Australia)

Johnson(Northern Territory)

King Edward (South Australia)

Wallis (Queensland)

Kingston (SW Queensland)

New Scotland (New South Wales)

Federal District(ACT)

New London(Sydney)

Bougainville (North Shore)

La Pérouse (Western Suburbs)

New Liverpool(Northland-Auckland)

Samaka-Sussex (Taranaki-Wellington)

Livingston (Marlborough-Nelson)

Manchester-Surrey (Canterbury-Christchurch)

Wick-Thurso(Southland-Dunedin)

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We must make peace with the Taitaku Republic at all costs, even acceding to compromise.

We should halt aggression against the Taitaku Republic and renew diplomatic ties.

We should reserve the Taitaku intervention to initiating a trade embargo.

We must stay the course against our traditional enemies and keep the war effort up.

Crush William Pekwaya's corrupt and despotic regime and install a friendly, democratic government.

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Looks good- and how many seats do you want each party to have out of 180?

I was thinking that the Democrats and Greens would have no starting seats, but be competitive in a few constituencies (as they are in IRL Australia and New Zealand)- while the electorate would be evenly split between Labor and National.

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A word of advice, personally, I don't like scenario with only two parties, so maybe a scenario with three parties who have seats, would be more competitive to play. Also, something that I don't like with the Australian scenarios is that the second vote is only with left-wing parties which is not very realist because that there is right-wing third parties in Australia (Family First, Christian Democratic).

The parties could be like this:

National (center-right)

Liberal Democratic (centrist)

Labour Socialist(center-left)

Green (green)

Family First (populist right-wing)

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The problem with the Australian PMF engine is that it only allows 4 parties, so I and Patine have decided to leave it at 4 and put the right-wing as negligible. The economic populists of the Australian National and New Zealand First parties would have joined the Labor Party while the social conservatives would have joined the National Party.

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In addition, which regions should be strongest for the Labor and National parties? Also what is the national consensus on the Taitakatu Intervention?

Cook (National solid)

Johnson(Labor country)

King Edward (National edge)

Wallis (National solid)

Kingston (National vs. Labor tie)

New Scotland (National solid)

Federal District(Labor country)

New London(Labor solid)

Bougainville (National country)

La Pérouse (Labor vs. National tie)

Tasmania (needs renaming) (National vs. Labor tie)

New Liverpool(Labor vs. National tie)

Samaka-Sussex (National country)

Livingston (National vs. Labor tie)

Manchester-Surrey (National solid)

Wick-Thurso(Labor solid)

I imagine National voters tend to staunchly support the intervention, while Labor voters generally oppose it, or at least (in some regions) believe it should just be mitigated to sanctions.

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