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Matvail, great idea about having Nigel Farage as an independent! I'll put him in.

As for the Greens, i'll put in Sian Berry and for a change, an up-and-coming Green politician, maybe Adrian Ramsay.

Also, I forgot to say the ENP involves the English Democrats who have merged with the BNP.

Yes GOP, it would be great for help on issues. One could be Scotland-England Relations, Global Warming, along with Nuclear Power and the usual others, and fill it up with certain events like maybe a recent war or incident like an uprising or riot, possibly.

Nyarai 2000 Update - This fictional nation will have influences from Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe such as place names etc. The parties are:

NAM-PF (Nyarai African Militant - Patriotic Front) (Centre-right)

DCN (Democratic Congress Now) (Centrist)

NPP (Nyarai Peoples Party) (Centre-left)

NNF (Nyarai National Front) (Right)

and here is the map and statistics, i'll edit the post as i go along...

nayarai1.jpg

1. Tukgani (671,923) 8 seats

2 Mumbzongwe (934, 812) 14 seats

3. Esimatenga (1,471,596) 20 seats - PREMIER STATE, PROVINCIAL CAPITAL

4. Chundeni (1,172,365) 17 seats

5. Gwemyembo (738,291) 11 seats

6. Umsfingora (892,401) 12 seats

7. Ijaro (563,829) 7 seats

8. Lukdazi (718,119) 11 seats

TOTAL POP.: 7, 426, 225 SEATS: 100

What do you have for issues for Nyarai?

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I'm not going to dwell on past scenario's i've now added to Theoryspark, i'll leave Wales as it is, i don't have the time, but if i did it now, i would do some things differently, such as the fundraising i would lower, and perhaps there is too much emphasis on the endorsers to gain the Tories and Plaid votes, as they were the parties that benefited in that election. As for Morgan, i can't recall why i put him on center-right for Environment, i could've just been filling in the blanks as i couldn't find enough info. Maybe he just came across that way to me.

Peter Lucas is extreme_right, who has disappeared. Quite a few users who have shown an interest in British scenario's have disappeared actually, which is shame, like Dr.ABC and Electric Monk.

I suppose Scotland 2005 was partially fictional, but this was the one where you could win a majority with Labour, Conservative, Lib Dems or SNP. I actually quite liked it, as you can turn Scotland blue, but anyway, ours is much more realistic, and i would be happy to improve upon that one, as it's not been sent to Theoryspark yet.

I've just assembled issues for Nyarai using research from countries like Zaire, Zimbabwe and Tanzania. I think they're pretty good.

Agriculture

Censorship

Conservation

Constitutional Reform

Corruption & Bribery

Crime & Punishment

Devaluation

Economy

Education

Ethnic Equality

Foreign Aid

High Tax Initiative

Homelessness

Human Rights

Industrial Development

Military

Nyarai-UN Relations

Unemployment

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BTW, Zaire is now called the Democratic Republic of Congo.

For Nyarai, can you ''cheat'' if you play as the incumbent party (such as having an almost unlimited amount of cash).

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Perhaps change Government to Iraq, it was admittedly, one of the main issues over the campaign.

Didn't realise that about Zaire!

I would need to see if it would work in the gameplay, if NAM-PF will have very high finances, yet still be defeatable after their momentum crash. I'm thinking of large amounts of money from endorsers already decided for the party.

I'm still working on the ridings for England and Germany scenarios. I will probably finish Germany's first, because i'm still having to sort out the parties order for England, and still to work on results.

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Perhaps change Government to Iraq, it was admittedly, one of the main issues over the campaign.

The problem is that the Scottish Parliament has no powers over Iraq or foreign policy for the most part, and it didn't factor as much of a priority at all among voters in an exit poll.

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Oh, good call there, i still feel the Government issue is rather meaningless, looking at the statements, which were mine, it's just rather stating the obvious for whatever of the main parties you are. Thinking of another issue...

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Oh, good call there, i still feel the Government issue is rather meaningless, looking at the statements, which were mine, it's just rather stating the obvious for whatever of the main parties you are. Thinking of another issue...

Well the intent of the Government issue was to focus it as between the two major parties (Labour and SNP) and marginalise the Cons as too right-wing for Scotland and put the Lib-Dems in the Center due to their flip-flopping on coalitions. The left-wing nutjob parties are all extreme left, which also accounts for their marginalisation.

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Also here are the issues I have so far for the revised Tory Fightback scenario:

Issues

Asylum and Immigration

Devolution

Economic Management

Education

Environment

European Union

Government (Gordon Brown & Labour Government)

Law and Order

Military

National Security

NHS

Northern Ireland

Pensions

Tax Policy

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Keep the Government issue then ;)

I can't think of any key issues we're missing out on then for Scotland 2007.

Nice stuff on the Tory Fightback scenario. Hopefully, i can release this soon.

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Nyarai Party logos. I personally think NAM-PF is the best one.

NAM-PF

nam-pf.jpg

DCN

dcn.jpg

NPP

npp.jpg

NNF

nnf.jpg

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GOP,

For Tory Fightback scenario, do you still think the remaining 4 issues should still be:

British-US Relations

Housing

Social Issues

War in Iraq (Changed from War on Terrorism)

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GOP,

For Tory Fightback scenario, do you still think the remaining 4 issues should still be:

British-US Relations

Housing

Social Issues

War in Iraq (Changed from War on Terrorism)

British-US relations shouldn't be an issue due to Britain's love for Barack Obama.

Housing would work, I'll have to change the issue around and try to get specific proposals from the parties.

I'm not sure about social issues just because they are in general votes of conscience (as you know), and the two major parties prefer to leave it that way. I will consider putting them in if nothing else.

I'll add in post offices, which was in the election 2010 presidential scenario. It'll definately be a low-priority issue.

The Iraq War doesn't seem like much of an issue now due to Labour's partial-pullout, the Conservatives' weasling around on the issue, and well...Barack Obama yet again.

The War on Terror could be an issue due to the Afghanistan war, but I'm not sure if any major party actually supports pulling out of Afghanistan. Please correct me if I'm wrong.

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British-US relations shouldn't be an issue due to Britain's love for Barack Obama.

Housing would work, I'll have to change the issue around and try to get specific proposals from the parties.

I'm not sure about social issues just because they are in general votes of conscience (as you know), and the two major parties prefer to leave it that way. I will consider putting them in if nothing else.

I'll add in post offices, which was in the election 2010 presidential scenario. It'll definately be a low-priority issue.

The Iraq War doesn't seem like much of an issue now due to Labour's partial-pullout, the Conservatives' weasling around on the issue, and well...Barack Obama yet again.

The War on Terror could be an issue due to the Afghanistan war, but I'm not sure if any major party actually supports pulling out of Afghanistan. Please correct me if I'm wrong.

No major party supports pulling out of Afghanistan, you can also keep Drug Policy if you can't think of anything else.

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Railways?

The 2012 Olympics?

That was perhaps an issue in 1997, when the Cons' privatisation backfired on them- so as a result, it's not much of an issue anymore. Sadly, the parties are all tweedledee and tweedledum on transport policy.

Same goes for the Olympics. It's tweedledee and tweedledum.

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Oh, Unemployment. I had Economy and Jobs in the original, but it would make more sense to split them.

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Here is what I have:

Issues

Asylum and Immigration

Devolution

Economic Management

Education

Environment

European Union

Family

Government

Housing

Military

National Security

NHS

Northern Ireland

Pensions

Post Offices

Tax Policy

Unemployment

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Thanks! The last one could be Rising Food Prices or Rising Oil Prices, or you can just name it Oil or Oil Price. This was big news at the time of early/mid 2008.

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Maybe Response to Economic Slowdown that can englobes unemployement, the stimulus package and inflation.

Also, where is crime and order?

BTW, I am always wondering how unemployement insurance works in the UK? Was it downloaded in Devolution to Scotland and Wales?

Also, how was the Fox Hunting issue in 2005 was resolved?

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Are any parties actually against the Olympics?

No, none that i know of!

Update on the scenario's i'm working on and what will be next in line:

Nyarai 2000 - Just finished issue statements. Still to do ridings, candidates, events, endorsers etc.

Germany 1990 - Still working on ridings, have covered 120 constituency seats so far. Still to fill in candidate names (I can find constituency winners on German Wikipedia but haven't found other candidate names)

England 2015 - Currently still on ridings

Eurovision - Created for kicks. Sorry GOP, but had to make new Europe map to fit in certain countries. Have country names on party list. Working on region_variables. Will probably be clutching at straws when it comes to issues. This will be of low priority over the others.

Scenarios in line next, but nothing done(in no order):

Finland 2007

Scotland 2015

Labour leadership election 1979

By-election (to be determined by poll)

Europe map (Includes Israel)

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Still to fill in candidate names (I can find constituency winners on German Wikipedia but haven't found other candidate names)

Try the German Ministry of the Interior (or closest equivalent) website. I leaned heavily on the Austrian Ministry of the Interior website for regional constituency candidate names for Austria 2008 (which by the way is close to ready for beta - I've just gotten distracted in RL).

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Just to follow up on the last reply, the German Interior Ministry doesn't have much. It's the Bundestag or Federal returning Officer website that has in-depth coverage, more so of the 2005 election, but i can't get candidate names on that for 1990.

Of the 3 scenario's im doing right, it looks like Nyarai will be finished first, and i will release it very soon. The ridings are finished for it. I have half completed the candidates, with only platforms and descriptions left.

There will be 2 candidates selectable from each party.

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Update:

Germany 1990 - 3/4 of ridings done, still got plenty of stuff left to do, issues etc.

England 2015 - Sorting pollings for parties, to skew in favour of Tories. Collected all candidate images.

Eurovision - Still on low priority.

Labour leadership election 1976- Making a start on it. Shouldn't take too long and time for another leadership election!

Any ideas for Issues for Germany 1990, obvious ones might be:

Reunification

Economic Balance (East Germany had a much poorer economy than the West, fears how economy will react to reunification)

Struggling to think of more relevent ones for now.

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