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I'll have a stab at it: It could be for what you could term political correctness reasons? Even though NPD polled 3.5% in the election, they are very much censored by the German media and especially the political system.

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They polled 2% and I know that they are extrem right wing. But they are not illegal and it would be more realistic to also have to compete with these extremists. Finally, if you look in your C4E folders, there is all you need for the NPD/DVU but they are not in the game. So I ask myself what to do to add them?

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It's not very hard to add them, I'd imagine, though I haven't looked at the text files in question.

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Nationalistisches Partei Deutschlands (NPD) is a party that have actually existed since the 60s. I picked up a book at a flea market about four years ago about them, which showed that they were very much considered a threat back then. I think they were rendered forbidden by the Verfassungsschutz-Gericht (court for consitutional protection) in the early 90s, but I'm far from certain on that one.

Deutsche Volksunion (DVU) aren't that old (again, if I remember correctly), but they have been succesful in local state elections. They gained representation in the Landestag of Brandenburg a few years ago. Symbolically when their representative was about to say something on election night, in the usual party round, the representatives of all the other parties walked out in protest.

The parties have less of a Nazi-baggage now than they did in the 60s. Back then they were very much concerned with not just uniting with the DDR, but also reclaiming socalled 'German' areas in western (then) Czechoslovakia and Poland (Böhmen and Preussen respectively), as well as the old problem of Alsace-Lorraine/Elsass-Lothringen on the banks of the Rhine in France.

Today they are more traditional right-wing parties, in that they oppose immigration and want to 'protect German heritage and keep Germany German', as they put it on their website. Furthermore they do have very conservative thoughts on family and abortion, for instance, though these are as much akin to the rhetoric of some Republicans in the US as the 'Kinder, Kirche und Küche'-slogan (children, church and kitchen) of the Third Reich.

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The other parties tried to forbid them a few years ago but were not succesfull at the "Bundesverfassungsgericht". That was in fact a very big scandal in Germany because they mainly failed to make them illegal because of the many mistakes the Secret Service made.

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It's not very hard to add them, I'd imagine, though I haven't looked at the text files in question.

As far as I can tell, one would only have to add the candidates and their percentages, and then add the party in the other two text files (names escape me at the moment).

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To add NPD/DVU to the Germany/Deutschland 2005 scenario (this assumes you have some familiarity with the scenario files for Chancellor/Kanzler Forever):

scenario.p4e

‘number of parties’ from 5 to 6

‘party names’ section remove // in front of NPD/DVU

‘party pic file names’ section remove // in from of NPD/DVU line

‘party file names’ section remove // in from of NPD/DVU line

regions_candidates_running.p4e

remove // before all NPD/DVU lines

for example,

//NPD/DVU

//1

becomes

NPD/DVU

1

(repeat for all regions)

primary_secondary_conversion.p4e

add ‘NPD/DVU’ to the bottom of the @parties section

you should add a line for each party in the next section of this file to indicate the percentage of that party’s secondary vote the NPD/DVU receives for primary vote (I would recommend putting a small value, such as 0 or 1, for each), and add an NPD/DVU section at the bottom such as

NPD/DVU

1

1

1

1

1

95

electorate_trends.p4e

change number of parties from 5 to 6

in ‘PARTY NAMES’, remove // from in front of NPD/DVU

for each region, remove // from in front of NPD/DVU’s two percentages but NOT their party name, for example

// Schleswig-Holstein

//Social Democratic

-16

95

//Christian-Democratic Union

6

80

//Greens

3

80

//Free Democratic

2

80

//Democratic Socialism

10

80

//NPD/DVU

0

95

//Undecided and None

10

0

@

default_parties_on.p4e

remove // in front of last '1'

You can then use the Candidate Editor to modify the gfrey.txt and uvoigt.txt files.

NOTE: you will then probably want to modify the @default_candidate section in the parties/npddvu.txt file to match the attributes and platform of the main NPD/DVU candidate.

Hope this helps,

Anthony Burgoyne

80soft.com

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I don't get why it was done this way. Wouldn't it have been simpler to add them to the game and then make the default to have the party turned off?

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I get that the reason why that is done is because, with so many parties, you run the risk that some seats will have no candidates. So maybe you should be able to classify some parties as essential, and you can't turn them off, and you can turn off others.

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