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SIMLAND NATIONAL ASSEMBLY ELECTION

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Concept: Fictional micronation with a strong francophone influence, but also significant dutch and anglo elements. Simland has a semi-Presidential system similar to France, with slightly greater powers for the President. I was inspired by Matavail to do this scenario, as well as by the recent Canadian and American elections. I've decided to set it in the same universe as Alexandria, Stormark, New Brittania (forthcoming), and Babkha (forthcoming).

REGIONS

Freedonia: Settled by Dutch colonists with a strong social-democratic and socially liberal ethos.

Charlota: Suburban area fused with influences from the capital, the francophone areas and the anglophone areas.

Federal District: The capital city of Simland, it is home to a diverse population and contains both french and english influences.

Bourbon: the wealthiest region of Simland, it is home to upscale suburbs and rich estates dating back to the colonial era.

Montcalm: the "backwoods" of Simland, it is a mostly rural province home to small towns and a bien-peasant tradition.

Livingstone: home to a significant black population, although majority white anglos- it is a diverse province and most populous

Victoria: similar to Livingstone, but with centers of commerce and fishing and home to a significant asian population

Samania: home to "Samanians," or a mixed race ethnic group fiercely known for its independence and desire for autonomy.

Demographics

race

White 80%

Mixed 10%

Asian 5%

African 5%

religion

Catholic 50%

Protestant 30%

Hindu 3%

Muslim 2%

Secular/Atheist 15 %

language

Francophone 45%

Anglophone 45%

Others 10%

PARTIES

Progressive Conservative Moderate-Conservative Party

Liberal Democracy Liberal-Progressive Party

Green Party Green-Socialist Party

Parti Radical Radical-Separatist Party

One Nation Right-Wing Nationalist Party

Communist Party Left-Wing Communist Party

PARTY LEADERS

Andrea Jourdan (PC): moderate conservative

Matthew Arguello (LDP): classical liberal

Femke Zonderland (GRN): animal rights eco-socialist

Alexandra Dailey (RAD): anarcho-liberal

Adam Yoshida (ONE): right-wing commentator

Henri Lefavbre (COM): left-wing commie

@issues

Abortion

Alexandria Relations

Business Taxes

Economic Policy

Education

Environment

Federalism

Gay Rights

Grandica Crisis

Gun Control

Health Service

Language

Military

Multiculturalism

National Unity

Personal Taxes

Senate Reform

Terrorism

@end

@issue position descriptions

// left to right, 1 - 5

//Abortion

Unrestricted access to taxpayer-funded abortions.

Protect reproductive rights but keep abortion safe and rare.

Ban partial-birth abortions, but let the regions decide.

Ban abortion except for rape, incest and the mother’s life.

Abortion is murder! Total ban on abortion!

@

//Alexandria Relations

We should work with the Communist states to curb Alexandrian power.

We should stand up to the Alexandrian government more often.

Preserve our relationship with Alexandria but keep our distance.

Alexandria is our most important partner. Our ties must be closer.

All Hail Emperor Edgard II! Forge a customs union with them.

@

//Business Taxes

Establish a "windfall profits tax" to ensure that corporations pay their fair share.

Slight rises in corporate and business taxes, reduce corporate welfare.

Tax credits and incentives to help small businesses. Close loopholes.

Lower corporate taxes across the board to maintain business competitiveness.

Abolish the corporate tax and scale back federal spending to pay for it.

@

//Economic Policy

Support a socialist command economy to create jobs and eliminate unemployment.

Combine Keynesian economics with some nationalization and enhanced welfare state.

Interventionist economics: some public investment in infrastructure and industry.

Laissez-Faire economic plan: tax cuts, debt reduction, open markets.

Supply-Side economics: massive tax cuts, deregulation, and privatization.

@

//Education

Large increase in federal funding. Make free public education at all levels a national priority.

Increase federal funding for all-day schools and universities. Free tuition for undergraduate university study.

Priority for school funding, more national standards. Moderate university tuition, merit-based scholarships.

National quality standards and competition. Provide school vouchers. Make university fees tax-deductible.

Full privatization of education from kindgergarten to university. Reduce federal funding of education.

@

//Environment

The environment comes first. Ban logging. Implement eco-taxes on pollution.

Protect the environment. Phase out logging. Reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Support incentives for clean energy, sustainable logging, and pollution prevention.

Relax environmental standards. Protect logging rights. The economy comes first.

Global warming is a hoax. Allow clear-cutting of forests. Stop eco-bureaucracy.

@

//Federalism

Significantly increase federal control. Reduce Provincial authority.

Provinces have their rights but the federal government is superior.

Keep a balance between federal and state governments.

Devolve more autonomous powers to the provinces.

Fully autonomous provinces. Allow for separation.

@

//Gay Rights

Equality demands legalization of same-sex marriage.

Support civil unions for same-sex couples.

Protect homosexuals from discrimination.

We should define marriage as between a man and a woman.

Bring back anti-sodomy laws.

@

//Grandica Crisis

Support the Grandican Communists. Death to the capitalist pigs!

We should stay neutral in Grandica Crisis and act as a peace broker.

Quarantine Communist Grandica, economically and diplomatically.

Actively support those trying to overthrow the Communist regime.

We must invade Grandica and bomb the Reds to hell!

@

//Gun Control

Ban all guns including hunting rifles.

Strengthen the gun registry. Ban handguns.

Cap costs on the gun registry. Keep gun control as is.

Scrap the gun registry. Support firearm owners' rights.

Abolish restrictions on assault weapons. No gun control!

@

//Health Service

Dramatically increase funding, abolish private sector, and provide free dental and home health care.

Increase funding for health service, reduce private involvement, and expand coverage to include perscription drugs.

Increase funding to reduce waiting, make health service more efficient, and reduce perscription drug costs.

Establish maximum acceptable wait times, and more private delivery of health care services.

Fully privatize the Health Service. Promote private insurance companies along American model.

@

//Language

Special rights for Samar speaking populations, while French should be our official language.

Special regional language rights should be applied. Increase bilingual standards.

French and English should be the predominant languages. Allow some multi-lingual services.

Allow provinces to end bilingualism if they don't need it. Encourage the English language.

English should be the only official language. Remove compulsory bilingualism.

@

//Military

Abolish the military, and replace it with a Ministry of Peace.

Reduce military spending, oppose any conscription.

Keep military spending as is. Promote national service.

Increase military budget. Bring back conscription.

Double the military budget, massive defense buildup!

@

//Multiculturalism

We must atone for our imperialist, racist past! Radical redistribution programs are necessary!

We should embrace a multicultural heritage, best showcasing our tolerance and diversity.

We must move forward as a 'melting pot' nation. Maintain current multicultural programs.

Multiculturalism only encourages division. We must preserve our historic Western culture.

Celebrate and protect our White-European roots. Scrap all multicultural initiatives.

@

//National Unity

Support full sovereignty for Samania. Consider independence from Simland.

Samania should be recognized as a "Distinct Society" within Simland.

Samania has valid grievances but we must protect our union first.

No distinct society status. Treat all provinces and citizens equally.

Samania should be placed under direct federal rule. That'll sort them out.

@

//Personal Taxes

Raise income taxes for the top 5% and a "wealth tax" to help redistribute income more fairly.

Support a carbon tax, with some tax relief, to allow for a "green shift." Try to be revenue neutral.

Some tax cuts, but not at the expense of any programs. Close loopholes.

We need a flat income tax. Reduce income and property taxes across the board.

Enact a "tax shift" from income taxes to a GST system for fair taxation and economic growth.

@

//Senate Reform

Abolish the Senate and support a multi-member district system for Parliament.

Increase Senate powers and expand Senate to 48 seats. Allow direct election of Senators.

Establish an "Elected, Equitable, and Effective Senate." Increase Senate to 32 seats.

Keep the appointed Senate as is. The Senate's power must remain limited.

Grant the President the right to appoint Senators rather than the Prime Minister.

@

//Terrorism

The "Terrorists" are only defending against our imperialist policies. End military intervention.

Combat the root causes of terrorism by eliminating poverty. Reduce military operations.

Work with allies to fight terrorism, cut off terrorist financing, and limit military force.

Increase military and intelligence operations against terrorists. Use targeted assassination.

Terrorism must be stopped at all costs and by any means necessary. War is the only option!

@

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This looks interesting.

When do you hope to finish it?

Also

"I've decided to set it in the same universe as Alexandria, Stormark, New Brittania (forthcoming), and Babkha (forthcoming)."

I've come across the Alexandria scenarios but no nothing of Stormark. Can you tell me where I can find this please?

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This looks interesting.

When do you hope to finish it?

Also

"I've decided to set it in the same universe as Alexandria, Stormark, New Brittania (forthcoming), and Babkha (forthcoming)."

I've come across the Alexandria scenarios but no nothing of Stormark. Can you tell me where I can find this please?

I hope to finish it in a week or two, depending on how long some other scenarios take.

The Stormark scenario is for Chancellor Forever. It's in the relevant thread, along with information about it. If you want it, you can request it via email.

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GOP Progressive, do you need some help or ideas for your scenario?

I also can't wait for it!

I also recommand you doing it with the Australian System because I think this is more interesting for fictionnal elections.

Matavail,

I could always use a PC and a LDP candidate, and I have all the others set. I Just need one for both parties to add to the current roster.

Regionalism is set. I may need some help with riding names, but I'll make sure to post my brainstormed list sometime this week. Endorsers will be the last thing I'll finish. I'll work on wrapping up Stormark, as well as starting work on this scenario as well as New Brittania 2009.

I just like the idea of having debates in French. Plus I've already done enough Australia forever for now with Rocentia and Cyberland both set for that game.

Speaking of which did you enjoy it?

BTW, the biggest cities in the country are probably Libertyville (the capital city), Port Louis (capital of Bourbon), Wilbeforce (capital of Livingstone), Kingston (Victoria), and Trois Rivieres (Samania)- as of right now.

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Name:Dr. Karl Mass

Party:LDP

Age: 54

Region:Fredonia

Stats: Leadership 4, Integrity 4, Experience 3, Charisma 5, Stamina 3,Issue Familiarity 3, Debating 5, French Bonus: +1.

Mass is one of the main university union leader in Simland as president of the National Union of University Workers and an university professor. He has also political experience as a former minister of finance and education. Having a strong liberal background, Mass is well respected in the labor, liberal and academic circles. Could this translate into votes for him?

@issue position descriptions

// left to right, 1 - 5

//Abortion

Unrestricted access to taxpayer-funded abortions.

Protect reproductive rights but keep abortion safe and rare.

Ban partial-birth abortions, but let the regions decide.

Ban abortion except for rape, incest and the mother’s life.

Abortion is murder! Total ban on abortion!

@

//Alexandria Relations

We should work with the Communist states to curb Alexandrian power.

We should stand up to the Alexandrian government more often.

Preserve our relationship with Alexandria but keep our distance.

Alexandria is our most important partner. Our ties must be closer.

All Hail Emperor Edgard II! Forge a customs union with them.

@

//Business Taxes

Establish a "windfall profits tax" to ensure that corporations pay their fair share.

Slight rises in corporate and business taxes, reduce corporate welfare.

Tax credits and incentives to help small businesses. Close loopholes.

Lower corporate taxes across the board to maintain business competitiveness.

Abolish the corporate tax and scale back federal spending to pay for it.

@

//Economic Policy

Support a sSimlandlist command economy to create jobs and eliminate unemployment.

Combine Keynesian economics with some nationalization and enhanced welfare state.

Interventionist economics: some public investment in infrastructure and industry.

Laissez-Faire economic plan: tax cuts, debt reduction, open markets.

Supply-Side economics: massive tax cuts, deregulation, and privatization.

@

//Education

Large increase in federal funding. Make free public education at all levels a national priority.

Increase federal funding for all-day schools and universities. Free tuition for undergraduate university study.

Priority for school funding, more national standards. Moderate university tuition, merit-based scholarships.

National quality standards and competition. Provide school vouchers. Make university fees tax-deductible.

Full privatization of education from kindgergarten to university. Reduce federal funding of education.

@

//Environment

The environment comes first. Ban logging. Implement eco-taxes on pollution.

Protect the environment. Phase out logging. Reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Support incentives for clean energy, sustainable logging, and pollution prevention.

Relax environmental standards. Protect logging rights. The economy comes first.

Global warming is a hoax. Allow clear-cutting of forests. Stop eco-bureaucracy.

@

//Federalism

Significantly increase federal control. Reduce Provincial authority.

Provinces have their rights but the federal government is superior.

Keep a balance between federal and state governments.

Devolve more autonomous powers to the provinces.

Fully autonomous provinces. Allow for separation.

@

//Gay Rights

Equality demands legalization of same-sex marriage.

Support civil unions for same-sex couples.

Protect homosexuals from discrimination.

We should define marriage as between a man and a woman.

Bring back anti-sodomy laws.

@

//Grandica Crisis

Support the Grandican Communists. Death to the capitalist pigs!

We should stay neutral in Grandica Crisis and act as a peace broker.

Quarantine Communist Grandica, economically and diplomatically.

Actively support those trying to overthrow the Communist regime.

We must invade Grandica and bomb the Reds to hell!

@

//Gun Control

Ban all guns including hunting rifles.

Strengthen the gun registry. Ban handguns.

Cap costs on the gun registry. Keep gun control as is.

Scrap the gun registry. Support firearm owners' rights.

Abolish restrictions on assault weapons. No gun control!

@

//Health Service

Dramatically increase funding, abolish private sector, and provide free dental and home health care.

Increase funding for health service, reduce private involvement, and expand coverage to include perscription drugs.

Increase funding to reduce waiting, make health service more efficient, and reduce perscription drug costs.

Establish maximum acceptable wait times, and more private delivery of health care services.

Fully privatize the Health Service. Promote private insurance companies along American model.

@

//Language

Special rights for Samar speaking populations, while French should be our official language.

Special regional language rights should be applied. Increase bilingual standards.

French and English should be the predominant languages. Allow some multi-lingual services.

Allow provinces to end bilingualism if they don't need it. Encourage the English language.

English should be the only official language. Remove compulsory bilingualism.

@

//Military

Abolish the military, and replace it with a Ministry of Peace.

Reduce military spending, oppose any conscription.

Keep military spending as is. Promote national service.

Increase military budget. Bring back conscription.

Double the military budget, massive defense buildup!

@

//Multiculturalism

We must atone for our imperialist, racist past! Radical redistribution programs are necessary!

We should embrace a multicultural heritage, best showcasing our tolerance and diversity.

We must move forward as a 'melting pot' nation. Maintain current multicultural programs.

Multiculturalism only encourages division. We must preserve our historic Western culture.

Celebrate and protect our White-European roots. Scrap all multicultural initiatives.

@

//National Unity

Support full sovereignty for Samania. Consider independence from Simland.

Samania should be recognized as a "Distinct Society" within Simland.

Samania has valid grievances but we must protect our union first.

No distinct society status. Treat all provinces and citizens equally.

Samania should be placed under direct federal rule. That'll sort them out.

@

//Personal Taxes

Raise income taxes for the top 5% and a "wealth tax" to help redistribute income more fairly.

Support a carbon tax, with some tax relief, to allow for a "green shift." Try to be revenue neutral.

Some tax cuts, but not at the expense of any programs. Close loopholes.

We need a flat income tax. Reduce income and property taxes across the board.

Enact a "tax shift" from income taxes to a GST system for fair taxation and economic growth.

@

//Senate Reform

Abolish the Senate and support a multi-member district system for Parliament.

Increase Senate powers and expand Senate to 48 seats. Allow direct election of Senators.

Establish an "Elected, Equitable, and Effective Senate." Increase Senate to 32 seats.

Keep the appointed Senate as is. The Senate's power must remain limited.

Grant the President the right to appoint Senators rather than the Prime Minister.

@

//Terrorism

The "Terrorists" are only defending against our imperialist policies. End military intervention.

Combat the root causes of terrorism by eliminating poverty. Reduce military operations.

Work with allies to fight terrorism, cut off terrorist financing, and limit military force.

Increase military and intelligence operations against terrorists. Use targeted assassination.

Terrorism must be stopped at all costs and by any means necessary. War is the only option!

@

@end

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Name: Nicolas Bernocci

Party:PC

Age: 48

Region: Bourdon

Stats: Leadership 5, Integrity 4, Experience 3, Charisma 5, Stamina 4,Issue Familiarity 4, Debating 5, French Bonus: +2.

Bernocci is a very charismatic leader and main figure of the PC. Born in Simland from an half-Italian, half-French family who immigrated to Simland, Bernocci was known as the CEO of Unicorp, one of Simland biggest company. He is also married to a former top model and singer named Helena Bruno. Could his charisma and charm led him to power?

@issue position descriptions

// left to right, 1 - 5

//Abortion

Unrestricted access to taxpayer-funded abortions.

Protect reproductive rights but keep abortion safe and rare.

Ban partial-birth abortions, but let the regions decide.

Ban abortion except for rape, incest and the mother’s life.

Abortion is murder! Total ban on abortion!

@

//Alexandria Relations

We should work with the Communist states to curb Alexandrian power.

We should stand up to the Alexandrian government more often.

Preserve our relationship with Alexandria but keep our distance.

Alexandria is our most important partner. Our ties must be closer.

All Hail Emperor Edgard II! Forge a customs union with them.

@

//Business Taxes

Establish a "windfall profits tax" to ensure that corporations pay their fair share.

Slight rises in corporate and business taxes, reduce corporate welfare.

Tax credits and incentives to help small businesses. Close loopholes.

Lower corporate taxes across the board to maintain business competitiveness.

Abolish the corporate tax and scale back federal spending to pay for it.

@

//Economic Policy

Support a sSimlandlist command economy to create jobs and eliminate unemployment.

Combine Keynesian economics with some nationalization and enhanced welfare state.

Interventionist economics: some public investment in infrastructure and industry.

Laissez-Faire economic plan: tax cuts, debt reduction, open markets.

Supply-Side economics: massive tax cuts, deregulation, and privatization.

@

//Education

Large increase in federal funding. Make free public education at all levels a national priority.

Increase federal funding for all-day schools and universities. Free tuition for undergraduate university study.

Priority for school funding, more national standards. Moderate university tuition, merit-based scholarships.

National quality standards and competition. Provide school vouchers. Make university fees tax-deductible.

Full privatization of education from kindgergarten to university. Reduce federal funding of education.

@

//Environment

The environment comes first. Ban logging. Implement eco-taxes on pollution.

Protect the environment. Phase out logging. Reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Support incentives for clean energy, sustainable logging, and pollution prevention.

Relax environmental standards. Protect logging rights. The economy comes first.

Global warming is a hoax. Allow clear-cutting of forests. Stop eco-bureaucracy.

@

//Federalism

Significantly increase federal control. Reduce Provincial authority.

Provinces have their rights but the federal government is superior.

Keep a balance between federal and state governments.

Devolve more autonomous powers to the provinces.

Fully autonomous provinces. Allow for separation.

@

//Gay Rights

Equality demands legalization of same-sex marriage.

Support civil unions for same-sex couples.

Protect homosexuals from discrimination.

We should define marriage as between a man and a woman.

Bring back anti-sodomy laws.

@

//Grandica Crisis

Support the Grandican Communists. Death to the capitalist pigs!

We should stay neutral in Grandica Crisis and act as a peace broker.

Quarantine Communist Grandica, economically and diplomatically.

Actively support those trying to overthrow the Communist regime.

We must invade Grandica and bomb the Reds to hell!

@

//Gun Control

Ban all guns including hunting rifles.

Strengthen the gun registry. Ban handguns.

Cap costs on the gun registry. Keep gun control as is.

Scrap the gun registry. Support firearm owners' rights.

Abolish restrictions on assault weapons. No gun control!

@

//Health Service

Dramatically increase funding, abolish private sector, and provide free dental and home health care.

Increase funding for health service, reduce private involvement, and expand coverage to include perscription drugs.

Increase funding to reduce waiting, make health service more efficient, and reduce perscription drug costs.

Establish maximum acceptable wait times, and more private delivery of health care services.

Fully privatize the Health Service. Promote private insurance companies along American model.

@

//Language

Special rights for Samar speaking populations, while French should be our official language.

Special regional language rights should be applied. Increase bilingual standards.

French and English should be the predominant languages. Allow some multi-lingual services.

Allow provinces to end bilingualism if they don't need it. Encourage the English language.

English should be the only official language. Remove compulsory bilingualism.

@

//Military

Abolish the military, and replace it with a Ministry of Peace.

Reduce military spending, oppose any conscription.

Keep military spending as is. Promote national service.

Increase military budget. Bring back conscription.

Double the military budget, massive defense buildup!

@

//Multiculturalism

We must atone for our imperialist, racist past! Radical redistribution programs are necessary!

We should embrace a multicultural heritage, best showcasing our tolerance and diversity.

We must move forward as a 'melting pot' nation. Maintain current multicultural programs.

Multiculturalism only encourages division. We must preserve our historic Western culture.

Celebrate and protect our White-European roots. Scrap all multicultural initiatives.

@

//National Unity

Support full sovereignty for Samania. Consider independence from Simland.

Samania should be recognized as a "Distinct Society" within Simland.

Samania has valid grievances but we must protect our union first.

No distinct society status. Treat all provinces and citizens equally.

Samania should be placed under direct federal rule. That'll sort them out.

@

//Personal Taxes

Raise income taxes for the top 5% and a "wealth tax" to help redistribute income more fairly.

Support a carbon tax, with some tax relief, to allow for a "green shift." Try to be revenue neutral.

Some tax cuts, but not at the expense of any programs. Close loopholes.

We need a flat income tax. Reduce income and property taxes across the board.

Enact a "tax shift" from income taxes to a GST system for fair taxation and economic growth.

@

//Senate Reform

Abolish the Senate and support a multi-member district system for Parliament.

Increase Senate powers and expand Senate to 48 seats. Allow direct election of Senators.

Establish an "Elected, Equitable, and Effective Senate." Increase Senate to 32 seats.

Keep the appointed Senate as is. The Senate's power must remain limited.

Grant the President the right to appoint Senators rather than the Prime Minister.

@

//Terrorism

The "Terrorists" are only defending against our imperialist policies. End military intervention.

Combat the root causes of terrorism by eliminating poverty. Reduce military operations.

Work with allies to fight terrorism, cut off terrorist financing, and limit military force.

Increase military and intelligence operations against terrorists. Use targeted assassination.

Terrorism must be stopped at all costs and by any means necessary. War is the only option!

@

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Is a french bonus will be included?

Yes. However, candidates are supposed to have a total of 25 attributes including french debating (negatives with french debating give you bonuses to the others). Unfortunately I've been really busy for the past few days. I want to get some work done on this New Brittania scenario first before I delve into Simland, but I will keep you updated in a bit. Thanks.

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Freedonia (14 seats): LDP stronghold, Greens and Radicals also poll really well.

Charlota (14 seats): lean LDP, battleground province

Federal District (11 seats): solid LDP, Greens also poll very well

Bourbon (18 seats): PC stronghold

Montcalm (15 seats): PC stronghold, Radicals poll well

Livingstone (20 seats): lean PC, battleground, Radicals poll well

Victoria (13 seats): lean PC, battleground, Radicals also poll decently

Samania (15 seats): battleground, strong for Radicals and Greens also poll decently here

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