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Since there hasn't been a scenario based off this historical event, I have decided to create "United States 1948" for P4E2008.

Over the next few weeks, I'm going to be building up the scenario and researching information. And additional help would be greatly appeciated.

I will also be adding a new form of leader activity called "Whistlestop Campaigning". Whistlestop campaigning was Harry Truman's primary method of convincing the populace and beating Dewey in 1948...

Here is the current candidate's list

Republican:

Gov. Thomas Dewey

Sen. Robert Taft

Gov. Harold Stassen

Gov. Earl Warren

Gen. Douglas MacArthur

Sen. Arthur Vandenberg

Possible:

Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower

Sen. Wendell Wilkie

Gov. John Bricker

Spkr. Joseph William Martin Jr.

Democratic

Pres. Harry S. Truman

Sen. Richard Russell

Possible:

Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower

Ch. James Roosevelt

Sen. Claude Pepper

States Rights Democratic (Dixiecrat)

Gov. Strom Thurmond

Progressive Party

Vice President Henry Wallace

Any additional candidates are welcome! please give your imput on the candidates and their attribute ratings.

Thanks!

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I have a rough (keyword: rough) version of a 1948 scenario that I worked on a while back. It will certainly need a lot of polishing, but it might at lesat be a start. Would you be interested in working together on it? If so, message me and I'll e-mail what I have to you.

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Greetings!

Since there hasn't been a scenario based off this historical event, I have decided to create "United States 1948" for P4E2008.

Over the next few weeks, I'm going to be building up the scenario and researching information. And additional help would be greatly appeciated.

I will also be adding a new form of leader activity called "Whistlestop Campaigning". Whistlestop campaigning was Harry Truman's primary method of convincing the populace and beating Dewey in 1948...

Here is the current candidate's list

Republican:

Gov. Thomas Dewey

Sen. Robert Taft

Gov. Harold Stassen

Gov. Earl Warren

Gen. Douglas MacArthur

Sen. Arthur Vandenberg

Possible:

Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower

Sen. Wendell Wilkie

Gov. John Bricker

Spkr. Joseph William Martin Jr.

Democratic

Pres. Harry S. Truman

Sen. Richard Russell

Possible:

Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower

Ch. James Roosevelt

Sen. Claude Pepper

Any additional candidates are welcome! please give your imput on the candidates and their attribute ratings.

Thanks!

Strom Thurmond and Henry A. Wallace each recieved 2.8% of the popular vote and Thrumond got 39 Electoral Votes. President Truman had to overcome a three way split in the Democratic party to win reelection. Thurmond and Wallace should be included as third parties.

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What about Norman Thomas? I think he decided to ran against Wallace as a socialist, but his results were quite disappointing.

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Thurmond and Wallace are going to be included... For some reason, I forgot to put down states rights party and the progressive party. I'll edit the original post to include them.

Strom Thurmond and Henry A. Wallace each recieved 2.8% of the popular vote and Thrumond got 39 Electoral Votes. President Truman had to overcome a three way split in the Democratic party to win reelection. Thurmond and Wallace should be included as third parties.

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I assume Wendell Willkie involves an Alternate History like scenario, given he had died four years prior?

Anyhow, he would have been Mayor of New York City, a position he had planned on running for before he died, not a Senator.

John Bricker is a Senator, not a Governor.

Henry Wallace should also be an off candidate for the Democratic Nomination, since he had considered it for a time, and the Progressive Party as a whole should be polling around, I think, (6-7%) at the national level, though with a high percentage of leaning voters.

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I put Wilkie down as a possibility in case there weren't enough ideas for Republican candidates.

I'll probably add Henry Wallace to the game as a Democratic (off) candidate.

Thanks for the correction about John Bricker. :)

I assume Wendell Willkie involves an Alternate History like scenario, given he had died four years prior?

Anyhow, he would have been Mayor of New York City, a position he had planned on running for before he died, not a Senator.

John Bricker is a Senator, not a Governor.

Henry Wallace should also be an off candidate for the Democratic Nomination, since he had considered it for a time, and the Progressive Party as a whole should be polling around, I think, (6-7%) at the national level, though with a high percentage of leaning voters.

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I'd give Wallace a low Integrity (maybe 2) largely due to a smear campaign by the FBI/CIA tying him to the Communist USSR. Whether such a campaign was truly justified or not (I can't remember if it had any basis in truth), he was quite left-leaning, especially economically, and should have an appropriate platform.

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Noted. Wallace's integrity decreased to 2.

Quick Update:

I'm about 80% finished, I just need to add the endorsers and work out some inaccuracies.

Also, in order to simulate Truman's boost of momentum near the end of the campaign, I'm probably going to add an event for the newspaper on Election Day that reads "Dewey Defeats Truman" to mirror the Chicago Tribune's error in 1948. It will add a bit of authenticity to the game.

I'd give Wallace a low Integrity (maybe 2) largely due to a smear campaign by the FBI/CIA tying him to the Communist USSR. Whether such a campaign was truly justified or not (I can't remember if it had any basis in truth), he was quite left-leaning, especially economically, and should have an appropriate platform.

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Quick Update:

The game is about 95% done, all the candidates I've planned to include have been entered. I've also reshaped the issues and did some tweaking to the events.

For some odd reason, whenever I play the game, the polling numbers don't change in any of the states for the Republican Primaries. It's pretty much a momentum battle the entire primaries which isn't that fun. If any of you know why this is happening, then help would be appreciated.

Also, whenever I get to the General Election when starting from the primary mode, the population swings in its support rapidly and unrealistically. Like 30% point swings...

Working around the clock on this scenario, will be uploaded as soon as possible!

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Quick Update:

The game is about 95% done, all the candidates I've planned to include have been entered. I've also reshaped the issues and did some tweaking to the events.

For some odd reason, whenever I play the game, the polling numbers don't change in any of the states for the Republican Primaries. It's pretty much a momentum battle the entire primaries which isn't that fun. If any of you know why this is happening, then help would be appreciated.

Also, whenever I get to the General Election when starting from the primary mode, the population swings in its support rapidly and unrealistically. Like 30% point swings...

Working around the clock on this scenario, will be uploaded as soon as possible!

Hi POLLWONK! For the primaries, I found that there needs to be a vast amount of undecideds to make the senarios work. For example, candidate A has 35% candidate B has 35% and candidate C has 30%, the numbers don't change have really at all until someone drops out... otherwise the race is a coin toss between candidate A and candidate B.

For the General Election mode from primary mode problem, that happens alot if there 1) No primary for one major party and the other one has a one 2) even if the nomination is decided, one computer player stays in and forces me to have "Republican or Democrat" vs "Incumbent" or "Nominee of the other party". By the time they drop out, my opponent has a huge lead and the election is over.

Normally I play until the nominees and VP are decided and then start fresh in general election mode.

Hope that helps. -Elliot

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Thanks for the help Elliot! This helps a lot.

POLLWONK

Hi POLLWONK! For the primaries, I found that there needs to be a vast amount of undecideds to make the senarios work. For example, candidate A has 35% candidate B has 35% and candidate C has 30%, the numbers don't change have really at all until someone drops out... otherwise the race is a coin toss between candidate A and candidate B.

For the General Election mode from primary mode problem, that happens alot if there 1) No primary for one major party and the other one has a one 2) even if the nomination is decided, one computer player stays in and forces me to have "Republican or Democrat" vs "Incumbent" or "Nominee of the other party". By the time they drop out, my opponent has a huge lead and the election is over.

Normally I play until the nominees and VP are decided and then start fresh in general election mode.

Hope that helps. -Elliot

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