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  1. I lost my (admittedly a younger, more naive) faith in Obama after he arranged the bipartisan sit-down with the Republicans to draft health-care reform plans. That was within the first year of his administration. I felt then that it was an inherent betrayal to 'progressives', as Democrats has a super-majority at the time. Now in retrospect, I still feel the bipartisan sit-down was a major mistake - Obama wanted to make the appeal to bipartisanship in an effort to guarantee a generally popular healthcare reform plan, but Republicans have betrayed any kind of trust he may have had in such a fashi
  2. Way ahead of you: I've been to 18 states, plus D.C. I grew up in East Texas, and I spent many summers in eastern Oklahoma. I now live in North Texas. Isolated counties are because of airplane visits - I've not been outside the airport in either Atlanta or Tampa. I did take a plane to New Orleans, but spent a week there. While in D.C., I also visited Virginia and Baltimore. While in Rhode Island, I also visited Connecticut (accidentally overshot a highway exit). I've been to Chicago by car four times. New York once. I've been to Los Angeles twice, once by car, once by plane. I visite
  3. Very cool! Thanks for sharing. It's interesting to see the relative weakness of Democrats through the 1990s. Also the strength of the Republican party as a whole in Bush's first term. I was a kid during the time, so it's also kind of a blind period in my political perspective. Though the level of weakness of both parties in the current period does not surprise me at all, I'm surprised to hear that by your estimates they are both at their weakest point ever!
  4. I have the latest updated PI (unless it JUST got updated without my knowing), though perhaps the scenarios could be outdated. I don't know enough about how the game engine functions, I just try to be very careful.
  5. Right. Democrats especially have come to view the State of the Union response as at-best an ignored formality and at-worst a poisoned chalice. Joe Kennedy III hasn't been high on anyone's Presidential hopeful list and his appearance in a SOTU response basically confirms the party isn't grooming him for the role either.
  6. To be fair, Sanders is only left-of-center in the broad scheme of things. But I agree the current in Labour over the past few years is quite a bit further to the left than the Anglosphere has been used to. Even Corbyn is a bit to my right, however. As for the EU thing - you may well call it flip-flopping, and I don't think it's the wrong word to use. But Corbyn is historically personally opposed to UK membership in the EU and since being elected leader of the party at the same time the Brexit idea jumped from UKIP into the mainstream, it became fairly disadvantageous to be so publicly pro-B
  7. I think if the Democrats retake the House in 2018, Nancy Pelosi will be Speaker. If they don't retake the House until 2020, it's a bigger question.
  8. This is very interesting! I have my own very rough methodology, but it's not as systematic as this. Is there any chance you could ever share more from this project?
  9. I have had some stability issues in games I have modified using both vcczar's simulator party and some custom parties, but the access violation bug pops up at different points in the game for me, it's not consistent. My issues occur with a modified 1854 scenario and runs fine when I run the game without primaries, even with custom parties added. I will say, having play-tested 1812, that I have NOT experienced the bug on the scenario as uploaded.
  10. Here is the 1820 scenario with updated map! Lots of new states this time around. I will be so happy come the 1840s and the default map alignment can be used again. United States - 1820m.rar
  11. I will have the map done soon. Sorry I cannot offer to play most of the campaigns that need attention right now. You can tell I've been away from things for about a week or so.
  12. Final version of 1812 should be attached below. United States - 1812ff.rar
  13. I played a little as Marshall to test the map earlier, but I can play as King instead (and holy cow so many more surrogates to start with!) and let you know how it goes. Maps will be incoming over the next few days. I have them made, just have to input all the coordinates.
  14. If you have it uploaded before about 7pm Central US Time, I can get the mapped version back same day, otherwise it will be Sunday or Monday. I will be out of town for much of the weekend.
  15. Updated Maps for 1788, 1792, 1796, 1800 campaigns Maps now show proper shorelines on the Great Lakes, have the proper border between Tennessee and North Carolina, and identify the territories of the North- and South-west formed from Virginia(+) and Georgia(+). Gradient used to show the rest of the continent has been reduced, but is still present to help provide historical and geographic context. These updated maps can be inserted into existing Historical Scenario Commission game files with no negative effects. Step-by-step instructions are provided below: Step 1. - Download the map a
  16. 1816 now with a map. United States - 1816m.rar
  17. In any case, the reality for the majority of the people did not come as a coup-like situation as experienced in many other countries which have open military actions when they use the word 'coup'. I'm not here to debate theories, but even leaving room for an LBJ plot, - and I say this about 9/11 too - far more important than the details of the event is how it impacted history.
  18. Oh shit, they look so cute! I love it. Really good work, and I mean that. Pixelart is a skill.
  19. Nice results and nice looking maps/breakdowns! Looks like a fun scenario indeed!
  20. I have updated the maps for the 1788, 1792, 1796, and 1800 scenarios to include territories and correct unfinished shorelines on the Great Lakes.
  21. Paradox tends to make games of a bigger theme than just government management. The closest they come, in my opinion, is with Victoria II where you have dynamic political populations, including economic developments and class-based ideologies, elections, and forces you to interact with your elected or appointed parliamentary body to change social and economic policies. Even so, both CK and Vicky have the problem that they span a huge amount of time while the average political term is 4 or so years. The number of unique events in any given four year span in Crusader Kings is minimal and in Vi
  22. I plan on including two maps with the 1820 scenario. One will be the default map and appear when you open the game, the other would only be accessible within the scenario's files and would have to be renamed as the default map in order to be used in the game. The reason I want to do this is because the Adams-Onis treaty was signed in 1819 and ratified in 1821. That seems simple enough, but the borders after 1821 stay the same until 1846 and are the ones most people are familiar with. Additionally, the border in 1820 wasn't actually an agreed-upon border and anyone trying to map it at the ti
  23. This condorcet poll may be of some interest to anyone considering 2020 scenarios. I found this poll posted on alternatehistory.com, so while I can't say who all has voted, but the forum itself is only slightly left-of-center on average. Lots of interesting ranking/versus information. I thought it could be helpful. civs.cs.cornell.edu
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