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I've incorporated a number of the suggestions made on the board, such as strengthening Labour in certain areas and moving New Zealand's issue centers further to the left. There's also now a third version available, in which the seats are chosen by first-past-the-post but Labour and the Liberals start out in coalition.

C4E proportional representation version:

http://www.mediafire.com/?dvmzfizyd2u

PM4E first past the post version:

http://www.mediafire.com/?y2jgay4inyo

PM4E Labour-Liberal Coalition:

http://www.mediafire.com/?jng2hwijm5e

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The scenario is very good, however some Canadian candidates are placed in the wrong riding.

Also, are there a lot of fictionnal candidates in the package?

The ridings are not the same as IRL -- they are much larger in order to accommodate the larger population served by the parliament. Also, I assumed not everyone would necessarily be selected for the exact same area that they were representing at the time.

As for fictional candidates -- do you mean party leaders, or just individual riding candidates? There are no fictional party leaders. There are a few made-up names running for the National Independence and Sovereignty Alliance parties, mainly because I couldn't find that many RL politicians from 1983 who would clearly join those parties.

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I love it. Great platform descriptions, a good choice of leaders, a very good scenario overall!

Although a few places seem to be over/underepresented. Auckland has only two seats despite having over 1 million people.

London should have a lot more seats at 7.5mil as well.

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I love it. Great platform descriptions, a good choice of leaders, a very good scenario overall!

Although a few places seem to be over/underepresented. Auckland has only two seats despite having over 1 million people.

London should have a lot more seats at 7.5mil as well.

Well, I extrapolated backwards on population based on present-day figures, so Auckland probably came out at just under 1 million.

Also, I assumed that there would have to be some compromises and exceptions on riding sizes to get all four countries to agree. The British ridings are larger, at about 600,000 each, so that the British seats never occupy more than about half of the parliament. The standard size for the rest of them is 470,000 each, with exceptions for smaller ridings in places such as Northern Canada and the Australian Northern Territory.

Anyway, glad people are enjoying the scenario!

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I quite enjoyed this! The fifth party did far too well, though; I space-barred and won three seats in the Midlands.

I won about 50% of the popular vote in Northern Ireland as the fifth party and I won about four seats in the whole of Australia. Enoch Powell and another candidate (don't remember which one) won in the Midlands.

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Yeah, that is a problem -- I found several people who were Tory MPs at the time and have since joined UKIP, so I put them in National Independence. It was actually just a coincidence that they all happened to be in the Midlands if I recall correctly.

National Independence is supposed to be strong in Northern Ireland, though, because they've absorbed Ian Paisley's Democratic Unionist Party.

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What you should probably do about National Independence is

1. Reduce "How Well Established" to 2;

2. Reduce the three-star status to two-star, for the non-Enoch Powell candidate at least;

3. Run Enoch Powell in Northern Ireland, where he was an MP at the time.

You don't have to do number 3 but it would confine NI even further to small, regional party status, which might be desirable.

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Well, I don't want to confine them too much because I am assuming that there would be both left-wing (Sovereignty Alliance) and right-wing (NI) opposition to this merger of the four countries. Though, based on what I know of the politics at the time, I'm guessing that the left-wing opposition would be stronger.

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I've incorporated a number of the suggestions made on the board, such as strengthening Labour in certain areas and moving New Zealand's issue centers further to the left. There's also now a third version available, in which the seats are chosen by first-past-the-post but Labour and the Liberals start out in coalition.

C4E proportional representation version:

http://www.mediafire.com/?dvmzfizyd2u

PM4E first past the post version:

http://www.mediafire.com/?y2jgay4inyo

PM4E Labour-Liberal Coalition:

http://www.mediafire.com/?jng2hwijm5e

Would someone please kindly email me these scenarios, if possible? The download links aren't working... :(

Thanks! :)

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