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5 hours ago, Hestia11 said:

I'd say that in general, it's fit closer to modern day than you'd think. Both the Liberals and Conservatives are close to the center on most issues.

Social issues are to the left of normal, with both agreeing broadly on anti-discrimination legislation. Though this was much more apparent in the 1840s-1890s. 

Military I'd say has shifted to the right of center, with Liberals taking hawkish stances as well as the Conservatives. 

Economy is a fairly divided issue, but not an altogether divisive one. 

Foreign politics is much different. Monarchies are largely still in existence in Europe, and WW2 was largely skirted because WW1 and other events went differently than in our timeline. If you make a little mistake, it won't be that big a deal, we'll help you get on track.

Currently there are 3 major parties, the Conservatives, Liberals, and Socialists. Socialists are largely kept to congressional races, but they've been close before to making it into round 2. There is 1 minor party in the Libertarians, who has not really broken through yet. 

My best advice would be to read the past like 6-10 pages to get a good feel of how history has been altered. It's not that bad a read as you'd think :)

Hope that helped! 

Racial issues are to the left while Social Issues are to the right.

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Midterms

 

National Strength: We rank 2nd in the list of the top 10 countries: Russia, United States, Germany, China, France, Great Britain, Mexico, Austria, Sweden, Spain.

Military Strength: Our professional army is 80,000 men and 75 ships, with a reserve army of 120,000 men solely for defense. We have naval bases in Hawaii, Cuba, Panama, St. Pierre and Miquelon, American Polynesia, and Japan.

Foreign Affairs: Russia and China have a super alliance, same with League of Nations and American Alliances. For reference, Russian borders are pre-our timeline-WW1 Russian borders plus Eastern Turkey, Iraq, Kuwait, and Western Iran, and Chinese expand all the way to border Russia through owning East Iran.

Military: Our military is semi-active. Some of our military is in Pacific Bases, while others are static. Our navies are planning to deal with pirates.

Economy: The economy enters a rough patch, and begins a decline.

Trade: Trade remains stable.

Budget: Our budget is currently unbalanced, but it has no debt. Our budget consists of the income of 45% taxes 45% tariff , and 10% overseas territories/canals, and the expenditure of 65% military 15% gov. upkeep 20% infrastructure and 10% deficit growth. (SD: 25)

Social Harmony: The country is united against a possible threat.

Immigration: Immigration levels slow the rapid exponential growth, however the huge influx of immigration has led to housing shortages and high unemployment.

Mood of the people: People are beginning to prepare for a doomsday scenario, both militarily and economically.

Party Power: Conservatives lose the House and Senate majorities, though most of the defects went to the new Libertarian party which may support Conservative policies.

President Popularity: The President is average with a 48% approval rating, however a 42% disapproval rating.

 

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Congress

Liberals 49/104 Senate 35% US Rep

Conservatives 51/104 Senate 46% US Rep

Socialists 3/104 Senate 15% US Rep

Libertarians 1/104 Senate 4% US Rep

 

State of Affairs

 

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The Alliance will be chaired in D.C. with meetings around the world in other capitals. The United States will be the primary leader as the largest power and will lead discussion while the other 7 nations will of course provide their own input on the strategy to combat Russia and China. We propose that an "iron curtain" descend like a defense line along the Euro-Russian barrier. Major support will go to Romania, Austria, and Germany. We want to focus on lining this border with bases and defensive fortifications. We also want to collaborate on military technology which the powers absolutely need to share. Japan, Australia, and Indonesia will do much the same navally for the Chinese. This grand and Global alliance is hereby commissioned and the US is interested in what the delegates want. We obviously want a trade deal, particularly arms deals between our nations perhaps with special conditions for Sweden in order to sweeten the pot. At this point, we have let Russia and China expand for too long, the next move they make is when we must move in.

Romania was already annexed.

 

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The Ottomans will hold out until the odds kill them; it is doubtful they will save themselves.

 

Generals are debating what defensive structures should be used: Utilize Japan's trench technique, use obstructions, use towers, use walls, etc.

 

Trade deal isn't happening, but trade increased anyway due to mutual interests.

 

Sweden has officially joined the alliance, making their final allegiance.

 

Chinese has begun massive diplomatic efforts with Indonesia, and have somehow miraculously formed a military alliance with Indonesia. We do not know what was promised, but there is serious speculation China plans to use Indonesia as a successful puppet government to own Pacific territory.

 

Sweden has a hard time building defenses due to lack of technological and adviser help.

 

Germany has a hard time building defenses due to lack of cooperation with allies.

 

The Austrian Confederacy has officially re-united into one solid military, meaning the territory may as well be considered united for the time being. Following this, multiple "bunkers" were carved into the Carpathian mountains facing Russia.

 

Now that Serbia borders Russia, they successfully rushed to improve defenses they originally had against the Ottomans to face the Russian threat.

 

News from the Ottomans show that they have slowed the Russian approach, and have no immediate emergencies.

 

In response to the current events, independents and third parties have gained reasonable prominence over certain seats in state assemblies. While too minimal to make a huge difference, this shows a possible multi-partisan trend in the future.

 

After the President responds to these events, the next election will be called.

 

@Reagan04

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The Libertarians announce after they get 5-10 senate seats, they will give candidates for the Presidency.

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President Trebuano murdered by multiple gunshots, Cruz becomes President

 

I had a discussion with @Reagan04. He was on vacation, and then swamped by huge workloads irl, so due to his inactiveness the President did get killed due to precedent, but he will still be able to play his VP and react to the decisions.

 

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Liberal leaders in the House and Senate call for full investigations into why the president was murdered. They point towards Russia or China, as domestic discourse was not high. They all offer to be at her funeral and will all wear blue to commemorate her

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President Cruz mourns with the nation and eulogizes the President at her funeral

He later gets back to fulfilling her agenda by first ordering a Full-scale investigation be conducted by the Federal Law Enforcement Office to see if it was foreign agitators or simply domestic scum. The President weeps with the nation as a great hero has been lost.

On 10/12/2018 at 1:25 PM, Kingthero said:

The Ottomans will hold out until the odds kill them; it is doubtful they will save themselves.

We'd like our European Allies to provide as much aid as they can in defending the European Ottoman territory. This will be done while we commit large scale deployments across the globe, especially into Europe.

On 10/12/2018 at 1:25 PM, Kingthero said:

Generals are debating what defensive structures should be used: Utilize Japan's trench technique, use obstructions, use towers, use walls, etc.

Quite frankly, we're going to need everything here. We are going to need to utilize planes and tanks and many other new technological innovations if we hope to win. Compounding on this hope would be the use of trenches and towers that saved us in Japan. Inform the general to order our garrisons to begin to dig in and deploy heavy artillery and other aircraft and groundcraft in preparation for the assault. These lines will line the Russian border as well as fortify our Australian and Japanese allies.

On 10/12/2018 at 1:25 PM, Kingthero said:

Trade deal isn't happening, but trade increased anyway due to mutual interests.

 

Sweden has officially joined the alliance, making their final allegiance.

This is good news, Trade is a crucial part of making it through this period in time

On 10/12/2018 at 1:25 PM, Kingthero said:

Chinese has begun massive diplomatic efforts with Indonesia, and have somehow miraculously formed a military alliance with Indonesia. We do not know what was promised, but there is serious speculation China plans to use Indonesia as a successful puppet government to own Pacific territory.

This is greatly worrying and frustrating. Rest assured, this will only make the Japanese and Australian fronts even stronger as our soldiers can now be concentrated into those two jurisdictions. Again, the build up of the pacific front, particularly from a naval perspective, is crucial.

On 10/12/2018 at 1:25 PM, Kingthero said:

Sweden has a hard time building defenses due to lack of technological and adviser help.

 

Germany has a hard time building defenses due to lack of cooperation with allies.

We had hoped that squabbles could be put aside. I want to make this message to the alliance very clear, our enemy is not each other, no matter what may have happened decades and centuries ago, we are all now allies in face of the real and present Russo-Chinese tyrannical threat. If we can't work together then we will fall together. The US can only do so much and we are expending every little bit of resources we can to win this war, we are running at max capacity to help Germany and Sweden, but nations like Spain, France, and Britain will have to as well.

On 10/12/2018 at 1:25 PM, Kingthero said:

The Austrian Confederacy has officially re-united into one solid military, meaning the territory may as well be considered united for the time being. Following this, multiple "bunkers" were carved into the Carpathian mountains facing Russia.

Good, this is great news in the fortification of the Russian border, continue to embolden this with American forces.

On 10/12/2018 at 1:25 PM, Kingthero said:

Now that Serbia borders Russia, they successfully rushed to improve defenses they originally had against the Ottomans to face the Russian threat.

 

News from the Ottomans show that they have slowed the Russian approach, and have no immediate emergencies.

Good, we must stop Russia from taking more territory in the Balkan peninsula. Serbia and the Turks have our full backing. We'd also like to springboard this will discussions with nations like Egypt about a Chinese defense pact in order to thwart a Chinese blitz of Northern Africa and a Southern invasion of Europe.

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@Kingthero OOC: I'm just curious (legitimately so) how Austria-Hungary, the Ottoman Empire, and the Russian Empire exist intact and unified in the 1950's. It wasn't just WW1 that led to those nations' demise. By 1914, nationalistic movements seething within all three were already to tear all three apart at the seems - WW1 was just an opportunity, in the end, to rapidly hasten the process, but it was very likely certainly inevitable in not too long after had the war been averted. In fact, I don't recall any news flashes of such nationalistic tensions threatening the unity or territorial or political integrity of any of these nations at all. I'm just curious is this is an oversight or not.

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10 hours ago, Patine said:

@Kingthero OOC: I'm just curious (legitimately so) how Austria-Hungary, the Ottoman Empire, and the Russian Empire exist intact and unified in the 1950's. It wasn't just WW1 that led to those nations' demise. By 1914, nationalistic movements seething within all three were already to tear all three apart at the seems - WW1 was just an opportunity, in the end, to rapidly hasten the process, but it was very likely certainly inevitable in not too long after had the war been averted. In fact, I don't recall any news flashes of such nationalistic tensions threatening the unity or territorial or political integrity of any of these nations at all. I'm just curious is this is an oversight or not.

 

Austria became a Confederacy, and only was recently sort of reunited in terms of militaries because of the Russian threat.

 

The Ottomans lost most of their possessions, and only kept modern day bulgaria, turkey, and iraq/kuwait by the time they got invaded.

 

Both of the above, without the radicalization of policy due to major scale wars, were able to do reforms to, in general, keep themselves somewhat together.

 

Russia, on the otherhand, is a pure example of the lack of checks and balances. Without having to focus on foreign affairs much at all, and with the increased technology they saw in this timeline, they were able to avoid any major scale revolution that would lead them to some form of demise.

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We'd like our European Allies to provide as much aid as they can in defending the European Ottoman territory. This will be done while we commit large scale deployments across the globe, especially into Europe.

@Reagan04 Does this mean you are officially deploying American troops abroad as volunteers to defend other countries from the Russo-Sino alliance?

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4 hours ago, Kingthero said:

@Reagan04 Does this mean you are officially deploying American troops abroad as volunteers to defend other countries from the Russo-Sino alliance?

It does. Give the order.

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We'd like our European Allies to provide as much aid as they can in defending the European Ottoman territory. This will be done while we commit large scale deployments across the globe, especially into Europe.

Upon your orders, Generals deploy 16,000 American volunteers to the Ottoman lands. Sadly though, we haven't been much of a help by sending our high-tech technology over. Ottomans worked with our Generals to provide our troops a line to hold against the Russians utilizing natural geological structures. There is no hope of advancing at this moment, as technology is slim in the region and we don't have accurate numbers yet.

 

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Also, 32,000 other American troops are sent as volunteers to Sweden and Germany to prepare for defenses.

 

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Quite frankly, we're going to need everything here. We are going to need to utilize planes and tanks and many other new technological innovations if we hope to win. Compounding on this hope would be the use of trenches and towers that saved us in Japan. Inform the general to order our garrisons to begin to dig in and deploy heavy artillery and other aircraft and groundcraft in preparation for the assault. These lines will line the Russian border as well as fortify our Australian and Japanese allies.

Advisers are sent to Germany and Sweden to begin dig-in defenses. However, due to a hurricane in the Atlantic, we can not ship over many military supplies until the next year.

 

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This is greatly worrying and frustrating. Rest assured, this will only make the Japanese and Australian fronts even stronger as our soldiers can now be concentrated into those two jurisdictions. Again, the build up of the pacific front, particularly from a naval perspective, is crucial.

Naval Advisors that somehow survived the general purge of incompetence have created massive delays in naval preparation.

 

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We had hoped that squabbles could be put aside. I want to make this message to the alliance very clear, our enemy is not each other, no matter what may have happened decades and centuries ago, we are all now allies in face of the real and present Russo-Chinese tyrannical threat. If we can't work together then we will fall together. The US can only do so much and we are expending every little bit of resources we can to win this war, we are running at max capacity to help Germany and Sweden, but nations like Spain, France, and Britain will have to as well.

Our allies in Europe begin military-themed movements, as Britain moves to reinforce their African border with Russia.

 

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Good, we must stop Russia from taking more territory in the Balkan peninsula. Serbia and the Turks have our full backing. We'd also like to springboard this will discussions with nations like Egypt about a Chinese defense pact in order to thwart a Chinese blitz of Northern Africa and a Southern invasion of Europe.

Decolonization has not yet happened in this timeline.

 

State of the Union for Election of 1956
 

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National Strength: We rank 2nd in the list of the top 10 countries: Russia, United States, Germany, China, Great Britain, France, Sweden, Mexico, Austria, Spain.

Military Strength: Our professional army is 80,000 men and 75 ships, with a reserve army of 120,000 men solely for defense. We have naval bases in Hawaii, Cuba, Panama, St. Pierre and Miquelon, American Polynesia, and Japan.

Foreign Affairs: Russia and China have a super alliance, same with League of Nations and American Alliances. For reference, Russian borders are pre-our timeline-WW1 Russian borders plus Eastern Turkey, Iraq, Kuwait, and Western Iran, and Chinese expand all the way to border Russia through owning East Iran.

Military: Our military is active. Some of our military is in Pacific Bases, while others are either at home or volunteering in Europe. Our navies are having terrible planning issues.

Economy: The economy stops declining, though remains static.

Trade: Trade grows, especially military trade, boosting our economy.

Budget: Our budget is currently unbalanced, but it has no debt. Our budget consists of the income of 40% taxes 50% tariff , and 10% overseas territories/canals, and the expenditure of 70% military 15% gov. upkeep 20% infrastructure and 5% deficit growth. (SD: 15)

Social Harmony: The country is united against a possible threat.

Immigration: Immigration levels decline more.

Mood of the people: People are beginning to prepare for a doomsday scenario, both militarily and economically.

Party Power: There is a grey area where the American People lie right now.

President Popularity: The President is average with a 49% approval rating, however a 33% disapproval rating.

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Name and office:

Age:

Party:

Resident state: 

VP nominee: 

Key Issue to Defend in Theoretical Debate:

Platform (see State of the Union):

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