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38 minutes ago, CalebsParadox said:

Then disregard the acceptance, I just didn't want to keep an old character in ūüėõ¬†Sorry mate! Just edit in a new nominee and I'll delete my acceptance!¬†

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1916 Election

Welcome to the election of 1916! The second term of the Conservatives has been a disaster, and only a small amount of recovery has occurred. With now only three parties in the running, it should be more common that the winner wins the first round from now on. President Rodgers declined to run, leading his former primary opponent Talbot to run for the office. The Liberals went back to their 1908 platform, but set it up much more modestly and open to a wider range of voters. The socialists platform had a lot of plans, some out of their time. However, new ideas are new ideas. 

 

Primaries

There were no significant primaries. 

 

General Election Round 1

Ryburn/Vickers (Lib) 386 EV 47% PV [All States but the ones below.]

Talbot/Hillsbury (Con) 145 EV 42% PV [CA, WA, ID, MT, IT, AZ, CO, NM, SD, OK, MN, WI, MO, KY, FL, WV, MD, DE, RI]

Kirkpatrick/Seidel (Soc) 0 EV 11% PV

 

RP Note: The Liberal's open-to-many platform softened the Conservative grip on their usual given States, while Talbot's banking focus from both the now and his past primaries led him to closely contest the industrial centers. The socialists would have taken a win in Illinois if the Liberals ran a weaker candidate.

 

We begin to see the battleground regions of the map: The industrial centers, the west, and the occasional pacific coast/NE. In this timeline, parties don't have as solid roots as they did in our timeline, so elections are much more based on candidates and their issues rather than party dominance, although party dominance tends to help the Liberals, especially in the South.

 

Congress

Liberal 24/48 Senate 51% US Rep

Conservatives 23/48 Senate 36% US Rep

Socialists 1/48 Senate 13% US RepÔĽŅ

RP Note: Conservatives make up some ground, but Liberals keep a grasp on Congress.

 

@Hestia11 events tonight or tomorrow morning.

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Pres.-Elect Ryburn thanks Pres. Rodgers for his years of service in the Oval Office. He promises to work with all parties, regardless of whether or not they may agree. 

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Kirkpatrick thanks all of the people who voted for him & Seidel and congratulates the new Liberal President-elect. 

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6 minutes ago, CalebsParadox said:

@Kingthero

Did Benson win the Gubernational election in Illinois?

I think he only does results for the General Elections and Midterms.

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57 minutes ago, CalebsParadox said:

I just want to ensure that a winning result is not considered implausible to him. 

Ah ok.

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3 hours ago, CalebsParadox said:

I just want to ensure that a winning result is not considered implausible to him. 

I'd say yes, but by small margins.

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State of the Union after the Election of 1916

 

National Strength: We rank 4th in the list of the top 10 countries: Russia, Great Britain, Germany,  United States, Japan, Italy, France, Austria, Mexico, Canada. Mexican coups, along with a growing economy, have led to our rise.

Military Strength: Our professional army is 60,000 men and 58 ships, with a reserve army of 120,000 men solely for defense. We have naval bases in Hawaii, Cuba, and Panama. We are currently building bases on French Polynesia and St Pierre and Miquelon.

Foreign Affairs: We are currently arming the Republican/Monarchist faction in the Mexican coup. The current stance of the Mexican Civil War is 45% R/M 40% RCT/F and 15% C.

Military: Our military is semi-active. Our navy is blockading the Gulf of Mexico, and our army is helping secure goods across the US-Mexican border.

Economy: The economy has stagnated, and the U.S. has joined the rest of the world in a minor decline.

Trade: We trade 20% with non-European powers, 25% with Britain, 25% with Germany, and 30% with other non-radical European powers. Trade is still growing regardless of the economic condition.

Budget: Our budget is currently balanced, with a only 5% of our spending going to paying off our debt, aimed to be paid off by 1940. Our budget consists¬†of the income of 23% taxes 37% tariff 28% overseas territories/canals and 12% nationalized industries, and the expenditure of 60% military 10% gov. upkeep 15% infrastructure 10% disaster aid and 5% debt repaymentÔĽŅ.

Social Harmony: The country is basically united, however there are grumbles in the Asian minority and wage workers groups.

Immigration: Immigration is still 1# and the world, and has stayed consistent in the past four years.

Mood of the people: The mood of the people is below average. People are growing disillusioned with the Government and are angry about the economy.

Party Power: Conservatives took a sharp loss in midterms, and is projected to gain few seats. Liberals are projected to win a plurality in Congress.

 

Events and Decisions for March 1917 - March 1921 for Pres. Ryburn @Hestia11

1) Danish Virgin Islands

The Danish, who have owned these islands for years without profit, have offered to sell them to the United States for $20 million. (In our timeline, a stronger Germany has weakened Danish influence abroad). We would have to adjust our budget to buy this. However, it wouldn't be that big of a change.

2) Governments Abroad

The administration of Rodgers did not formalize how the new territories of French Polynesia and St. Pierre and Miquelon would be run. While there are military bases being built, the people on the lands are only governed by the military as of right now. 

3) Citizenship Question

In our territories of Cuba, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico, the citizens of these lands have just been noted as legal residents of the United States, and not citizens. Do you wish to change this?

4) French Trade

The monarchist nation of France has formally organized itself. As a side note, the current composition of monarchies in Europe consists of France, Britain, Germany, Ottomans, and Russia, while the republics are Spain, Portugal, Netherlands, Belgium, all of Scandinavia, and a reformed Austria-Hungary. The radicals are Italy, Greece, and Poland. The rest are neutral, with mixed governments. France offers a no-tariff trade deal with the United States, since we helped them out in their war. This will significantly boost our economy, as American automobiles and arms are strong business to regrow French infrastructure.

5) Income Tax

There were protests about the Rodger's administration and how they did not implement an income tax. However, with our economy in a panic, many people are worried that implementing taxes will take away any chance of recovery, and the issue has lost steam. If you proposed an income tax, there is a chance even your own party wouldn't support it at this point, especially since this would lead to this party no longer having the support of the businesses, a group of people that is much stronger in our timeline all across the nation.

6) Discrimination Policy

The American People are absolutely upset over how discrimination legislation is deemed unconstitutional by the conservatives. People are requesting that you intervene in the discrimination going on in the West Coast cities.

7) Mexican Coup Progress

The current stance of the Mexican Civil War is 45% R/M 40% RCT/F and 15% C. Communists are falling in numbers, but a close contest exists between the Republican/Monarchist force and the Fascist/Reactionary force. Our supported group requests that we intervene further. (Note: The blockade was made to prevent supplies from reaching the communists, and has seemingly helped cut their numbers drastically.)

ūüė鬆Japanese Aggression

The Japanese have officially launched their invasion of Korea. Rumors have it their current leaders wish to annex more and more land abroad.

9) Extinction of Native Avian Species

Recently, both the Passenger Pigeon and the Carolina Parakeet have gone extinct. Conservationists call for the Government to install Federal laws making it illegal to hunt endangered species.

10) Free

Anything not included here you wish to implement?

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6 hours ago, Kingthero said:

State of the Union after the Election of 1916

 

National Strength: We rank 4th in the list of the top 10 countries: Russia, Great Britain, Germany,  United States, Japan, Italy, France, Austria, Mexico, Canada. Mexican coups, along with a growing economy, have led to our rise.

Military Strength: Our professional army is 60,000 men and 58 ships, with a reserve army of 120,000 men solely for defense. We have naval bases in Hawaii, Cuba, and Panama. We are currently building bases on French Polynesia and St Pierre and Miquelon.

Foreign Affairs: We are currently arming the Republican/Monarchist faction in the Mexican coup. The current stance of the Mexican Civil War is 45% R/M 40% RCT/F and 15% C.

Military: Our military is semi-active. Our navy is blockading the Gulf of Mexico, and our army is helping secure goods across the US-Mexican border.

Economy: The economy has stagnated, and the U.S. has joined the rest of the world in a minor decline.

Trade: We trade 20% with non-European powers, 25% with Britain, 25% with Germany, and 30% with other non-radical European powers. Trade is still growing regardless of the economic condition.

Budget: Our budget is currently balanced, with a only 5% of our spending going to paying off our debt, aimed to be paid off by 1940. Our budget consists¬†of the income of 23% taxes 37% tariff 28% overseas territories/canals and 12% nationalized industries, and the expenditure of 60% military 10% gov. upkeep 15% infrastructure 10% disaster aid and 5% debt repaymentÔĽŅ.

Social Harmony: The country is basically united, however there are grumbles in the Asian minority and wage workers groups.

Immigration: Immigration is still 1# and the world, and has stayed consistent in the past four years.

Mood of the people: The mood of the people is below average. People are growing disillusioned with the Government and are angry about the economy.

Party Power: Conservatives took a sharp loss in midterms, and is projected to gain few seats. Liberals are projected to win a plurality in Congress.

 

Events and Decisions for March 1917 - March 1921 for Pres. Ryburn @Hestia11

1) Danish Virgin Islands

The Danish, who have owned these islands for years without profit, have offered to sell them to the United States for $20 million. (In our timeline, a stronger Germany has weakened Danish influence abroad). We would have to adjust our budget to buy this. However, it wouldn't be that big of a change.

2) Governments Abroad

The administration of Rodgers did not formalize how the new territories of French Polynesia and St. Pierre and Miquelon would be run. While there are military bases being built, the people on the lands are only governed by the military as of right now. 

3) Citizenship Question

In our territories of Cuba, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico, the citizens of these lands have just been noted as legal residents of the United States, and not citizens. Do you wish to change this?

4) French Trade

The monarchist nation of France has formally organized itself. As a side note, the current composition of monarchies in Europe consists of France, Britain, Germany, Ottomans, and Russia, while the republics are Spain, Portugal, Netherlands, Belgium, all of Scandinavia, and a reformed Austria-Hungary. The radicals are Italy, Greece, and Poland. The rest are neutral, with mixed governments. France offers a no-tariff trade deal with the United States, since we helped them out in their war. This will significantly boost our economy, as American automobiles and arms are strong business to regrow French infrastructure.

5) Income Tax

There were protests about the Rodger's administration and how they did not implement an income tax. However, with our economy in a panic, many people are worried that implementing taxes will take away any chance of recovery, and the issue has lost steam. If you proposed an income tax, there is a chance even your own party wouldn't support it at this point, especially since this would lead to this party no longer having the support of the businesses, a group of people that is much stronger in our timeline all across the nation.

6) Discrimination Policy

The American People are absolutely upset over how discrimination legislation is deemed unconstitutional by the conservatives. People are requesting that you intervene in the discrimination going on in the West Coast cities.

7) Mexican Coup Progress

The current stance of the Mexican Civil War is 45% R/M 40% RCT/F and 15% C. Communists are falling in numbers, but a close contest exists between the Republican/Monarchist force and the Fascist/Reactionary force. Our supported group requests that we intervene further. (Note: The blockade was made to prevent supplies from reaching the communists, and has seemingly helped cut their numbers drastically.)

ūüė鬆Japanese Aggression

The Japanese have officially launched their invasion of Korea. Rumors have it their current leaders wish to annex more and more land abroad.

9) Extinction of Native Avian Species

Recently, both the Passenger Pigeon and the Carolina Parakeet have gone extinct. Conservationists call for the Government to install Federal laws making it illegal to hunt endangered species.

10) Free

Anything not included here you wish to implement?

1) We should buy these islands from the Danish. There is no real reason not to, the price isn't altogether that high for a series of islands. Champion it as a tourist destination for the world, hopefully it can guarantee us a better income than what the Danish have been getting out of it.

2) We should start setting up local governments. The military can't run these islands forever. Change the name from French Polynesia to American Polynesia as soon as we can. St. Pierre and Miquelon is fairly close to Maine, so if Mainers would be willing to move to the island, an even more efficient government could be set up there. While bases on both of these islands are good, we cannot just have the military run the island, as that only encourages dust ups between the military and the citizens. Create town councils first and branch up to a territorial government. We propose a mostly symbolic overture in Congress to rename French Polynesia to American Polynesia and also propose to establish local councils in the territories. 

3) Hawaii should be set on the path of eventual statehood, as well as Puerto Rico. Cuba is larger, and our administration admits that should Cuba want independence, it would be costly to maintain it. It might be better to start establishing a friendly regime in Cuba with preferential trade policies with the United States instead, such as fleet basing rights, free trade, and preferential treatment for American business within Cuba. This is not to be enacted straight away, rather as a target for future generations.

4) We will celebrate this deal as great for American business and laud the French as our most important ally currently in the world. Encourage American business in France and hope the French reciprocate with us as well.

5) I didn't realize that the protests had died down. State publicly we will wait on this issue until the economy grows larger.

6) We will champion a bill in Congress called the West Coast Discrimination Act (WCDA), that outlaws discriminatory behavior in several fields towards Asian-Americans. They have risked a lot to come here, and we should be protecting them. Liberals will show that we are the ones who will protect them, even if Conservatives wouldn't.

7) (Alright, thanks). We publicly support the blockade and will be looking for increased support to the Republican/Monarchist side. Liberals float the idea of sending battleships on a lease towards this faction to help them build naval supremacy. This would be the same deal as the old one with Britain, either return them or pay for them if they're sunk or damaged so we can rebuild them. We propose a bill to Congress to arm the Republican/Monarchist faction with 6 battleships (I think we have 58 ships currently so that shouldn't be too drastic). 

ūüėé Privately, we are concerned about potential Japanese aggression towards our Pacific colonies. China, (I assume based on history) is a weak nation with a not very real capacity of beating the Japanese. We think an embargo on the Japanese should be entertained, if they decide to invade more beyond Korea.

9) Liberals are the Conservation party and we will prove it. We champion a bill called the Endangered Species Protection Act (ESPA) that outlaws the killing of endangered animals.

10) Liberals have proposed in the past an Educational Board that would guide American teachers and principals on what to teach in the classroom. These wouldn't be strict rules, and would serve as a guide. We would like a tri-partisan board, made up of 3, 3, and 3 of the largest 3 parties in Congress (right now the Liberals, Conservatives, and Socialists). If one of those were to be passed in number, they would be replaced by the third highest party. These people could serve from the House or Senate. 

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1) We should buy these islands from the Danish. There is no real reason not to, the price isn't altogether that high for a series of islands. Champion it as a tourist destination for the world, hopefully it can guarantee us a better income than what the Danish have been getting out of it.

We buy these islands, but then a hurricane hits. 

Of course!

This will only take a small portion of the disaster relief budget however, adding on to the buy cost.

 

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2) We should start setting up local governments. The military can't run these islands forever. Change the name from French Polynesia to American Polynesia as soon as we can. St. Pierre and Miquelon is fairly close to Maine, so if Mainers would be willing to move to the island, an even more efficient government could be set up there. While bases on both of these islands are good, we cannot just have the military run the island, as that only encourages dust ups between the military and the citizens. Create town councils first and branch up to a territorial government. We propose a mostly symbolic overture in Congress to rename French Polynesia to American Polynesia and also propose to establish local councils in the territories. 

The Congressional effort passes almost unanimously, which secures the renaming and local council efforts regardless of the roll. However, local councils start off being wealthy bureaucrats, which may be good or bad in the future. The military will still need to occupy these lands, at least for another 2 years.

 

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3) Hawaii should be set on the path of eventual statehood, as well as Puerto Rico. Cuba is larger, and our administration admits that should Cuba want independence, it would be costly to maintain it. It might be better to start establishing a friendly regime in Cuba with preferential trade policies with the United States instead, such as fleet basing rights, free trade, and preferential treatment for American business within Cuba. This is not to be enacted straight away, rather as a target for future generations.

While your efforts were recognized, your Secretary of State had an affair, which delegitimized these efforts for this term.

The rolls love you right now, totally.

 

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4) We will celebrate this deal as great for American business and laud the French as our most important ally currently in the world. Encourage American business in France and hope the French reciprocate with us as well.

As the American People have grown from the French poor relations from over a century ago, the public is satisfied with our new alliance, and American industries bring in more income as the French market is now open.

 

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5) I didn't realize that the protests had died down. State publicly we will wait on this issue until the economy grows larger.

The American People are glad you have waited on this issue.

 

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6) We will champion a bill in Congress called the West Coast Discrimination Act (WCDA), that outlaws discriminatory behavior in several fields towards Asian-Americans. They have risked a lot to come here, and we should be protecting them. Liberals will show that we are the ones who will protect them, even if Conservatives wouldn't.

This bill doesn't even need a Congressional vote; the Liberal Party passes it unanimously, along with a majority of the Socialists, and even some moderate Conservatives. This will go down as your administration's best action.

 

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7) (Alright, thanks). We publicly support the blockade and will be looking for increased support to the Republican/Monarchist side. Liberals float the idea of sending battleships on a lease towards this faction to help them build naval supremacy. This would be the same deal as the old one with Britain, either return them or pay for them if they're sunk or damaged so we can rebuild them. We propose a bill to Congress to arm the Republican/Monarchist faction with 6 battleships (I think we have 58 ships currently so that shouldn't be too drastic). 

The Pro-War supermajority supports this wholeheartedly in Congress, and six battleships are sent to the Republican/Monarchist side of the Mexican conflict. However, three of them are destroyed immediately, likely by Mexican espionage on the other side, while the other three are in transit through the Panama Canal to aid in the West Coast Conquest.

 

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ūüė鬆Privately, we are concerned about potential Japanese aggression towards our Pacific colonies. China, (I assume based on history) is a weak nation with a not very real capacity of beating the Japanese. We think an embargo on the Japanese should be entertained, if they decide to invade more beyond Korea.

Your administration offers a public worldwide message that you are discrediting any further Japanese invasion in the pacific, and that actions will be done if deemed necessary.

 

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9) Liberals are the Conservation party and we will prove it. We champion a bill called the Endangered Species Protection Act (ESPA) that outlaws the killing of endangered animals.

The Liberal/Socialist Party passes this bill in Congress.

 

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10) Liberals have proposed in the past an Educational Board that would guide American teachers and principals on what to teach in the classroom. These wouldn't be strict rules, and would serve as a guide. We would like a tri-partisan board, made up of 3, 3, and 3 of the largest 3 parties in Congress (right now the Liberals, Conservatives, and Socialists). If one of those were to be passed in number, they would be replaced by the third highest party. These people could serve from the House or Senate. 

This board has been created, and initial findings conclude that our current education system (8-1 decision) does not focus on political ideology at all, and instead is much more focused on fundamental skills. Does the President wish to support a change of focus?

 

@Hestia11

 

Midterms

 

Congress

Liberal 24/48 Senate 58% US Rep

Conservatives 24/48 Senate 31% US Rep

Socialists 0/48 Senate 11% US RepÔĽŅ

 

Liberals secure a larger portion of the House, however Conservatives now tie their vote in the Senate. The Liberal VP, however, will tiebreak all split votes in the President's favor, unless some insanely bad roll happens. Socialists lose their Senate seat to the Conservatives. Illinois is always the three-way battleground State, with a second round system where the three parties fight to get to round 2.

 

Approval Rating

 

Approval: 60%

 

Disapproval: 33%

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OOC: Had the RL Socialist Party also their stronghold in Illinois (around this time)?

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20 minutes ago, Conservative Elector 2 said:

OOC: Had the RL Socialist Party also their stronghold in Illinois (around this time)?

Socialist Party had relative strongholds in New York and Illinois, and smaller ones is various other industrial States. In this RP, Illinois became the main stronghold due to the State being the focus of labor movements and things attributed to radicalism.

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Note: I may have accidentally cut the socialist senator’s term early; if so there was a special election (note I don’t actually keep track of each individual senate term, even though in this case I should have. I apologize in advance, though it does not change anything really.

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1 hour ago, Kingthero said:

We buy these islands, but then a hurricane hits. 

Of course!

This will only take a small portion of the disaster relief budget however, adding on to the buy cost.

 

The Congressional effort passes almost unanimously, which secures the renaming and local council efforts regardless of the roll. However, local councils start off being wealthy bureaucrats, which may be good or bad in the future. The military will still need to occupy these lands, at least for another 2 years.

 

While your efforts were recognized, your Secretary of State had an affair, which delegitimized these efforts for this term.

The rolls love you right now, totally.

 

As the American People have grown from the French poor relations from over a century ago, the public is satisfied with our new alliance, and American industries bring in more income as the French market is now open.

 

The American People are glad you have waited on this issue.

 

This bill doesn't even need a Congressional vote; the Liberal Party passes it unanimously, along with a majority of the Socialists, and even some moderate Conservatives. This will go down as your administration's best action.

 

The Pro-War supermajority supports this wholeheartedly in Congress, and six battleships are sent to the Republican/Monarchist side of the Mexican conflict. However, three of them are destroyed immediately, likely by Mexican espionage on the other side, while the other three are in transit through the Panama Canal to aid in the West Coast Conquest.

 

Your administration offers a public worldwide message that you are discrediting any further Japanese invasion in the pacific, and that actions will be done if deemed necessary.

 

The Liberal/Socialist Party passes this bill in Congress.

 

This board has been created, and initial findings conclude that our current education system (8-1 decision) does not focus on political ideology at all, and instead is much more focused on fundamental skills. Does the President wish to support a change of focus?

 

@Hestia11

 

Midterms

 

Congress

Liberal 24/48 Senate 58% US Rep

Conservatives 24/48 Senate 31% US Rep

Socialists 0/48 Senate 11% US RepÔĽŅ

 

Liberals secure a larger portion of the House, however Conservatives now tie their vote in the Senate. The Liberal VP, however, will tiebreak all split votes in the President's favor, unless some insanely bad roll happens. Socialists lose their Senate seat to the Conservatives. Illinois is always the three-way battleground State, with a second round system where the three parties fight to get to round 2.

 

Approval Rating

 

Approval: 60%

 

Disapproval: 33%

1) Great. Begin clean up on the islands to restore them as soon as possible.

2) An eventual timeline was always preferred, the military will be allowed to govern these for the next two years until the local governments can begin governing effectively.

3) Sack the Secretary of State. There are plenty of other well-seasoned diplomats in the Liberal Party that we can use rather than a scandal-ridden one. Hopefully this can help clear the air on this issue.

4) Vive la France!

5) We are proud to have stood up for people in our society that couldn't stand up for themselves. Liberals will champion this issue as one that was necessary to act on, that the previous administration didn't. With the power of Congress, we can hold people accountable that would break this law.

6) We are a bit worried at the immediate sinking of three ships, but we were promised either compensation or them in working order at the end of the war. Regardless, this should be a necessary step that can lead our chosen faction to victory in Mexico. 

10) We want this to be a bipartisan issue. Students can't be fed blatant propaganda from either side of the aisle. We want every party to craft a paragraph detailing what their party believes in. This is to be put in books to learn. It cannot contain anything against any party, or even mention a rival party. It is entirely based upon beliefs, not on factional bickering.

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10) We want this to be a bipartisan issue. Students can't be fed blatant propaganda from either side of the aisle. We want every party to craft a paragraph detailing what their party believes in. This is to be put in books to learn. It cannot contain anything against any party, or even mention a rival party. It is entirely based upon beliefs, not on factional bickering.

Parties submit their platforms, and schools are encouraged to teach all platforms fairly.

 

State of the Union for Election of 1920
 

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National Strength: We rank 4th in the list of the top 10 countries: Russia, Great Britain, Germany,  United States, Japan, France, Italy, Austria, Mexico, Canada.

Military Strength: Our professional army is 60,000 men and 52 ships, with a reserve army of 120,000 men solely for defense. We have naval bases in Hawaii, Cuba, Panama, St. Pierre and Miquelon, and American Polynesia.

Foreign Affairs: We are currently arming the Republican/Monarchist faction in the Mexican coup, as well as providing 6 battleships as a loan. The current stance of the Mexican Civil War is 55% R/M 35% RCT/F and 10% C.

Military: Our military is semi-active. Our navy is blockading the Gulf of Mexico, and our army is helping secure goods across the US-Mexican border.

Economy: The economy has stagnated, but the U.S. is no longer declining.

Trade: We trade 20% with non-European powers, 20% with Britain, 20% with Germany, 20% with France, and 20% with other non-radical European powers. Trade is growing, especially with the open French market.

Budget: Our budget is currently balanced, with¬†only 5% of our spending going to paying off our debt, aimed to be paid off by 1940. Our budget consists¬†of the income of 28% taxes 35% tariff 26% overseas territories/canals and 11% nationalized industries, and the expenditure of 55% military 10% gov. upkeep 20% infrastructure 10% disaster aid and 5% debt repaymentÔĽŅ.

Social Harmony: The country is basically united.

Immigration: Immigration has seen a small decline, but nothing major.

Mood of the people: The mood of the people is content. Nobody is mad about anything, but nobody is really excited about anything either.

Party Power: Conservatives are on a Senate rebound, but Liberals have a grip of House seats.

Popularity of the Incumbent: The president is popular, ending with a 61% approval rating and 26% disapproval rating.

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Name and office:

Age:

Party:

Resident state: 

VP nominee: 

Platform (see State of the Union):

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35 minutes ago, Kingthero said:

Parties submit their platforms, and schools are encouraged to teach all platforms fairly.

 

State of the Union for Election of 1920
 

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National Strength: We rank 4th in the list of the top 10 countries: Russia, Great Britain, Germany,  United States, Japan, France, Italy, Austria, Mexico, Canada.

Military Strength: Our professional army is 60,000 men and 52 ships, with a reserve army of 120,000 men solely for defense. We have naval bases in Hawaii, Cuba, Panama, St. Pierre and Miquelon, and American Polynesia.

Foreign Affairs: We are currently arming the Republican/Monarchist faction in the Mexican coup, as well as providing 6 battleships as a loan. The current stance of the Mexican Civil War is 55% R/M 35% RCT/F and 10% C.

Military: Our military is semi-active. Our navy is blockading the Gulf of Mexico, and our army is helping secure goods across the US-Mexican border.

Economy: The economy has stagnated, but the U.S. is no longer declining.

Trade: We trade 20% with non-European powers, 20% with Britain, 20% with Germany, 20% with France, and 20% with other non-radical European powers. Trade is growing, especially with the open French market.

Budget: Our budget is currently balanced, with¬†only 5% of our spending going to paying off our debt, aimed to be paid off by 1940. Our budget consists¬†of the income of 28% taxes 35% tariff 26% overseas territories/canals and 11% nationalized industries, and the expenditure of 55% military 10% gov. upkeep 20% infrastructure 10% disaster aid and 5% debt repaymentÔĽŅ.

Social Harmony: The country is basically united.

Immigration: Immigration has seen a small decline, but nothing major.

Mood of the people: The mood of the people is content. Nobody is mad about anything, but nobody is really excited about anything either.

Party Power: Conservatives are on a Senate rebound, but Liberals have a grip of House seats.

Popularity of the Incumbent: The president is popular, ending with a 61% approval rating and 26% disapproval rating.

**************

Name and office:

Age:

Party:

Resident state: 

VP nominee: 

Platform (see State of the Union):

 

One last shot as Talbot I guess.

 

Name and office: Secretary of State Arty J. Talbot

Age: 58

Party: Conservative

Resident state: New York

VP nominee: Vice President Hillsbury @Reagan04 (I would serve as VP as well.)

Platform (see State of the Union):

 

National Strength: It is our duty to get on the top again. During a Talbot administration we will lead the United States to her destiny, to lead the world as it's best and most powerful nation.

Military Strength: As long as we focus on our people without going overseas to fight other countries wars everything is fine here. Make sure our army is always ready to defend our great country.

Foreign Affairs: We will continue to arm the R/M faction. Send them military advisers to end the civil war in front of our doors quickly. This would also reduce the amount of Mexican refugees and immigrants coming to our country. Make sure that the factions hostile to Democracy itself never win ground.

Military: It is fine what our boys are doing down in Mexico, making sure justice and security in order to defend liberty, justice and security. We do not intend to engage in this war directly but it is our duty to defend certain values before the opponents are taking ground and begin threatening our country. Mexico is not Europe. It is our neighbor, bare this in mind.

Economy: We need denationalization, deregulation and tax cuts for our people and their employing industries in order to ensure a booming economy and higher wages.

Trade: Trade is good, trade is important. We will continue to establish good relations with European and third-world countries but not with any radical government. We will not sponsor those ideologies with our quality goods.

Budget: A balanced budget through cut spending was the goal of all Conservative administrations and we intend to keep it that way.

Social Harmony: Unity is an important and if I am elected President I promise to meet with wage-worker and Asians representatives in order to address their needs as well.

Immigration: As the Conservative administration has called for literacy and loyalty tests, we will continue to watch those closely who come to our country. We cannot risk that Communism or Fascism takes a foothold in our nation. We will also make sure that not too much immigrants will enter our country in order to protect job opportunities for our own people first.

Mood of the people: We will improve government, make it more efficient and we will address the needs of all people. It does not matter if you are an employee, an employer or a poor immigrant mum, we will work for you to make your life better.

Party Power: As I often said a strong executive can only deliver good results if he has the backing of the Congress. So I urge you to vote Conservative down-ballot. Let's the Liberals that we are a united force. Go to the voting booths!

Popularity of the Incumbent: President Rodgers was the fresh start we needed and we will continue to improve and expand his policies in order to secure the best living atmosphere for all of our people. Thank you and God bless you!

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40 minutes ago, Kingthero said:

Parties submit their platforms, and schools are encouraged to teach all platforms fairly.

 

State of the Union for Election of 1920
 

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National Strength: We rank 4th in the list of the top 10 countries: Russia, Great Britain, Germany,  United States, Japan, France, Italy, Austria, Mexico, Canada.

Military Strength: Our professional army is 60,000 men and 52 ships, with a reserve army of 120,000 men solely for defense. We have naval bases in Hawaii, Cuba, Panama, St. Pierre and Miquelon, and American Polynesia.

Foreign Affairs: We are currently arming the Republican/Monarchist faction in the Mexican coup, as well as providing 6 battleships as a loan. The current stance of the Mexican Civil War is 55% R/M 35% RCT/F and 10% C.

Military: Our military is semi-active. Our navy is blockading the Gulf of Mexico, and our army is helping secure goods across the US-Mexican border.

Economy: The economy has stagnated, but the U.S. is no longer declining.

Trade: We trade 20% with non-European powers, 20% with Britain, 20% with Germany, 20% with France, and 20% with other non-radical European powers. Trade is growing, especially with the open French market.

Budget: Our budget is currently balanced, with¬†only 5% of our spending going to paying off our debt, aimed to be paid off by 1940. Our budget consists¬†of the income of 28% taxes 35% tariff 26% overseas territories/canals and 11% nationalized industries, and the expenditure of 55% military 10% gov. upkeep 20% infrastructure 10% disaster aid and 5% debt repaymentÔĽŅ.

Social Harmony: The country is basically united.

Immigration: Immigration has seen a small decline, but nothing major.

Mood of the people: The mood of the people is content. Nobody is mad about anything, but nobody is really excited about anything either.

Party Power: Conservatives are on a Senate rebound, but Liberals have a grip of House seats.

Popularity of the Incumbent: The president is popular, ending with a 61% approval rating and 26% disapproval rating.

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Name and office:

Age:

Party:

Resident state: 

VP nominee: 

Platform (see State of the Union):

Name and office: Laurence Kirkpatrick, Socialist Writer and Political Activist (Essentially George Ross Kirkpatrick).

Race and gender, if other than white male: White Male.

Party: Socialist Labor Party.

Resident state: New Jersey (Born in Ohio).

Platform (see State of the Union): 

National Strength: Aim to move up one or two ranks in the top 10 country rankings.

Military Strength: Maintain the military and navy at the troop and ship levels they are currently at if the budget allows for it. Maintain naval bases in Hawaii, Cuba, Panama, St. Pierre and Miquelon, and American Polynesia if those territories consent to them being maintained, withdraw from them if consent is not given. Invest in civilian infrastructure, set up civilian governments and hold status referendums in these territories.

Foreign Affairs: Enact a policy of strict neutrality only engage in warfare if we are attacked or for humanitarian reasons (Or in exceptional circumstances). Withdraw support from the monarchists in the Mexican Civil War, continue support for the republicans but stop arms sales to them but send military advisors to train their armies instead. Establish friendly diplomatic relations with Socialist Italy. Condemn and impose sanctions on any nation actively invading sovereign nations Eg. Japan.

Military: Have the military and navy perform training exercises to be prepared for possible attacks or potential humanitarian intervention, stop the blockade in the Gulf of Mexico. Rescind the batttleship loan.

Economy: Try and institute a progressive tax system, attempt to have at least one state-owned company in each industry and encourage the creation of workers co-operatives, institute a national 8-hour working day and give all workers two days off at the end of the week (Saturday and Sunday), Long-term aims are to establish a universal health care system and a social security system, institute heavy regulations on businesses whether they be publicly or privately owned, allow for trade unions to be formed if they are not already, institute a national minimum wage, continue the policy of bimetallism for small denominations of currency (under one dollar) and switch to using the civil war currency of greenbacks for denominations larger than a dollar, maintain the national bank as it is if one exists create one if there isn't one, maintain the independent treasury if there is one and create one if there isn't one, create an income tax if there isn't one already, repeal alcohol prohibition laws, tax and regulate alcohol instead, create a federal reserve if there is not one, enact legislation which makes it illegal for businesseses public or private to discriminate on the basis of age, colour, convictions for which a pardon has been granted or a record suspended, disability, ethnicity, family status, gender identity, genetic characteristics, marital status, nationality, race, religion, sex, and sexual orientation, pass much stricter enviromental and wildlife protection legislation.

Trade: Create free trade deals with nations if they agree to strict protections for workers and the natural resources of the nations involved 

Budget: A deficit is fine. Focus on how the government can make people's lives better.

Social Harmony: No Comment.

Immigration: All immigrants are welcome as long as they have not committed serious crimes, repeal the Immigration Values and Assimilation Act of 1914. 

Mood of the people: No Comment. 

Popularity of the Incumbent: No Comment. 

Party Power: The party is willing to work with the Liberal Party on issues of common interest, the Socialist Labor Party endorses the Liberal Party Candidate if the Socialist Labor Candidate does not make it to the second round.

Extra: Maintain the tri-partisan education board.

VP nominee: Egbert Seidel (WI).

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4 hours ago, Kingthero said:

Parties submit their platforms, and schools are encouraged to teach all platforms fairly.

 

State of the Union for Election of 1920
 

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National Strength: We rank 4th in the list of the top 10 countries: Russia, Great Britain, Germany,  United States, Japan, France, Italy, Austria, Mexico, Canada.

Military Strength: Our professional army is 60,000 men and 52 ships, with a reserve army of 120,000 men solely for defense. We have naval bases in Hawaii, Cuba, Panama, St. Pierre and Miquelon, and American Polynesia.

Foreign Affairs: We are currently arming the Republican/Monarchist faction in the Mexican coup, as well as providing 6 battleships as a loan. The current stance of the Mexican Civil War is 55% R/M 35% RCT/F and 10% C.

Military: Our military is semi-active. Our navy is blockading the Gulf of Mexico, and our army is helping secure goods across the US-Mexican border.

Economy: The economy has stagnated, but the U.S. is no longer declining.

Trade: We trade 20% with non-European powers, 20% with Britain, 20% with Germany, 20% with France, and 20% with other non-radical European powers. Trade is growing, especially with the open French market.

Budget: Our budget is currently balanced, with¬†only 5% of our spending going to paying off our debt, aimed to be paid off by 1940. Our budget consists¬†of the income of 28% taxes 35% tariff 26% overseas territories/canals and 11% nationalized industries, and the expenditure of 55% military 10% gov. upkeep 20% infrastructure 10% disaster aid and 5% debt repaymentÔĽŅ.

Social Harmony: The country is basically united.

Immigration: Immigration has seen a small decline, but nothing major.

Mood of the people: The mood of the people is content. Nobody is mad about anything, but nobody is really excited about anything either.

Party Power: Conservatives are on a Senate rebound, but Liberals have a grip of House seats.

Popularity of the Incumbent: The president is popular, ending with a 61% approval rating and 26% disapproval rating.

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Age:

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Resident state: 

VP nominee: 

Platform (see State of the Union):

Name and office: President Keller Ryburn

Age: 59

Party: Liberal

Resident state: Nebraska

VP nominee: VP Rosaline Vickers (L-GA)

Platform (see State of the Union):

National Strength: We are extremely proud that our country has continued to grow and expand its base of production. We are a proud nation with a diverse history. While first position is not a current goal, we are working on increasing our position on this list. 

Military Strength: Liberals still believe that the reserve should be either channeled into another force or kept in a better state of fighting than it currently is. We want a National Guard to be created under the guidance of the states to keep our young men in a fighting position even when we are not at war. The 120,000 in reserve will be better suited as part of a National Guard. 

Foreign Affairs: The Liberal administration has seen the Mexican Republicans and Monarchists take a better position in Mexico. With the six battleships, they have been able to gain power throughout the country of Mexico and have controlled the seas. Within a few years, we should expect to see the Republicans in a position of victory.

Military: Continue on this front. If the Mexican rebels think that there is another thing they need, they need only ask. Mexico is not Europe. They are our neighbors, and we nearly completely depend on their government as a kind one to keep foreign powers away from our borders. A kind Mexico, one favorable to the US, is necessary for our Republic's survival. 

Economy: Our favorable trade deal with France we have signed should lead to a growth in our economy within 10 years. American businesses will be put to work in France and around the world because of their kindness and willingness to negotiate a good deal. Liberals point to this as how Liberals can steward our economy to a better place than it was. We will continue to make these deals, and we particularly are looking at Iberia for a good deal as well, as well as one with Mexico when the civil war is done. 

Trade: We are glad that we are not overly dependent on just one country. Diversifying trade with France was a good idea. We don't want to rely on the French either, which is why we need to be actively searching for preferable trade deals. 

Budget: If trade with France keeps increasing, there is no need to only be looking at 1940 as a potential target. If we can use some of that money to move the marker up just a bit, we can portray it as a success for our economy.

Social Harmony: Our country is at one of the better times in its life. We are happy to have guided our nation through this time of wealth and we will keep guiding it into the future. 

Immigration: No real comment here, immigration is declining naturally, as such, there is no need to act on it.

Mood of the people: Again, little to comment other than we are working to make people excited about our trajectory. 

Party Power: Send the VP out to barnstorm for Senators. While we are open to working with Conservatives, we are hoping to keep Congress in Liberal control. The President will stay mostly above the fray, allowing the Senate Majority leader, the VP, and the Speaker of the House to campaign more than he does. 

Popularity of the Incumbent: No comment other than we will pledge to keep working on behalf of all Americans. 

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9 hours ago, Conservative Elector 2 said:

Parties submit their platforms, and schools are encouraged to teach all platforms fairly.

 

State of the Union for Election of 1920
 

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National Strength: We rank 4th in the list of the top 10 countries: Russia, Great Britain, Germany,  United States, Japan, France, Italy, Austria, Mexico, Canada.

Military Strength: Our professional army is 60,000 men and 52 ships, with a reserve army of 120,000 men solely for defense. We have naval bases in Hawaii, Cuba, Panama, St. Pierre and Miquelon, and American Polynesia.

Foreign Affairs: We are currently arming the Republican/Monarchist faction in the Mexican coup, as well as providing 6 battleships as a loan. The current stance of the Mexican Civil War is 55% R/M 35% RCT/F and 10% C.

Military: Our military is semi-active. Our navy is blockading the Gulf of Mexico, and our army is helping secure goods across the US-Mexican border.

Economy: The economy has stagnated, but the U.S. is no longer declining.

Trade: We trade 20% with non-European powers, 20% with Britain, 20% with Germany, 20% with France, and 20% with other non-radical European powers. Trade is growing, especially with the open French market.

Budget: Our budget is currently balanced, with¬†only 5% of our spending going to paying off our debt, aimed to be paid off by 1940. Our budget consists¬†of the income of 28% taxes 35% tariff 26% overseas territories/canals and 11% nationalized industries, and the expenditure of 55% military 10% gov. upkeep 20% infrastructure 10% disaster aid and 5% debt repaymentÔĽŅ.

Social Harmony: The country is basically united.

Immigration: Immigration has seen a small decline, but nothing major.

Mood of the people: The mood of the people is content. Nobody is mad about anything, but nobody is really excited about anything either.

Party Power: Conservatives are on a Senate rebound, but Liberals have a grip of House seats.

Popularity of the Incumbent: The president is popular, ending with a 61% approval rating and 26% disapproval rating.

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Name and office:

Age:

Party:

Resident state: 

VP nominee: 

Platform (see State of the Union):

Former Vice President Theodore "Ted" Hillsbury (C-IN)

Age: 56 / Black Male

VP: Arty Talbot

National Strength: It is our job as the Federal Government to ensure Global American industrial hegemony. And it being our responsibility, oddly requires us to step out of the way so that the might of American Industrial power can do the job for us. Through privatization and deregulation, we can go farther than ever before. We will emerge as the most powerful and strongest nation on the planet because we are the greatest nation on the Planet. And it is only because of our unique values of Small Government and Liberty that we are indeed the Greatest, and it is only through the Conservative embrace of those ideals that we achieve our great destiny as a nation.

Military: The Military is the correct size for our current engagements and we'd like to go even further with our blockade in that any ship that attempts to pass the blockade will be plundered and have its goods sent to the Monarcho-Republican faction which President Rodgers first set us on the track of backing and utilizing to liberate Mexico.

Foreign Affairs: As stated above, we will embolden our blockade and shift the entire might of the American Military-Industrial sector into destroying Mexican radicalism as we have abroad in France. Speaking of which, I am glad to see our Free Trading Markets be opened up with France as the Conservatives have long supported. We have every intention to continue expanding influence into Europe and will not be as timid as the Liberals have been to put America on top globally.

Economy/Trade: These two go hand in hand. Much of this campaign and the next four years will hinge on the ability of our private industrial power to grow our trade boom even larger to scoop the economy out of this rut. Liberal big government nationalization techniques will absolutely not work and we cannot pretend as if they will! We need to drive denationalization home to finally unleash the full potential of American Industry. We'll want to play up my own biography with use of small government policy and economic opportunity.

Budget: Our budget is fine as is, and as we continue to shrink our federal footprint, the budget will shrink with it.

Social Harmony: We need a nation that stands up for its values. This Liberal administration has politicized Education beyond all beliefs, it is absolutely shocking and grotesque what this administration has done to make education a game for their own gain, they've been doing it since Education became an issue and we must stop them. We believe in bringing Americans together through the use of the American values of Capitalism, Constitutionalism, and Christianity. Education should not be a game for Federal politicians to play, it should be the cradle of future generations kept with great care at the state level. As a black boy growing up in Indianapolis, I have only a strong family and its attached values and my rigorous education to thank for lifting me out of Poverty. I wish to extend this to all Americans of all backgrounds.

Immigration: As our economy slows, this is probably for the best to make sure that we can continue American support through the 1920s, we are also seeing better quality immigrants coming through, something that warms my heart.

Mood of the People: I am glad the people are satisfied, but I want to provide them more. I want American to be proud to be American, to run on American Pride and the values that make it the greatest nation on the planet. The 1920s should be the greatest decade in a long while for Americans, ringing in an American century, an American time of Pride and hegemony, a superpowerful America. The people should be filled with great patriotism for their home, and that is what I shall run on restoring.

Party Power / Incumbent: We don't want to make the campaign messy, we should be above that, we won't attack the President, rather his Party establishment and his policies. The tone we shall set should focus on one of Patriotism. The Conservative party should be synonymous with the American Party. A Party that defends Capitalism, Constitutionalism, and Christianity, these 3 values, these 3 Cs go into the Big C to steward America into the future, Conservatism. We will run on strong Foreign Policy and Small Government Economics as well as defense of Traditional American values with which the Conservatives have a long history. Our campaign message is to speak to the inside of Americans who may be happy with this current administration, but want something more, perhaps they want to make history in their beloved nation, or perhaps they want their beloved nation to make history. We speak to the Patriotism in every American, lying deep in the soul of the very nation itself. Let Conservatism toll strong the value and worth of American Exceptionalism. Among this Patriotism, we transition to the idea of American pride for what America means for all people of all genders and colors, we will hammer home I am a Patriotic Conservative for opportunity for all people as I rose from being impoverished in the inner city, to running to my own small business, to being elected Vice President and every thing in between because of hard work, small government, and American ingenuity and Opportunity. Make it clear I am a Conservative for all people because I believe that is the compassionate path forward for all Americans. I stand for them, so that they may stand for themselves just as President Carpenter did all those years ago when I first began my business and would rise to political office.

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Conservative 8-term Mayor of Frankfurt Dave Franklin elected first Black Governor of Kentucky (1919)

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8 minutes ago, Patine said:

An Uncle Tom politician? :P

No, just kidding, before you bite my head off. :P

It was looking mighty tasty after that first comment you made.....

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