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State of the Union for Election of 1968
 

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National Strength: We rank 1st in the list of the top 10 countries: United States, Russia, Germany, China, Great Britain, France, Sweden, Mexico, Austria, Spain.

Military Strength: Our professional army is 100,000 men and 75 ships, with a reserve army of 120,000 men solely for defense. We have naval bases in Hawaii, Cuba, Panama, St. Pierre and Miquelon, American Polynesia, and Japan.

Foreign Affairs: Russia and China have a super alliance, same with League of Nations and American Alliances. For reference, Russian borders are pre-our timeline-WW1 Russian borders, and Chinese expand all the way to border Russia through owning all of Iran. (Russia ceded western Iran to China due to being now cut off by the Ottomans.

Military: Our military is currently demobilizing. Some men are returning home, while others remain at bases in Europe.

Economy: The economy has stagnated, but has kept steady while demobilization is occurring.

Trade: Trade has been stabilized at a positive rate, with potential opportunities opening with the Russians.

Budget: Our budget is currently balanced, with no debt. Our budget consists¬†of the income of 40% taxes 50% tariff , and 10% overseas territories/canals, and the expenditure of 55% military 15% gov. upkeep 20% infrastructure and 10% surplus growthÔĽŅ. (SD: 35).

Social Harmony: The country is very united, even though there is no sense of threat.

Immigration: Immigration levels have declined back to the average rate.

Mood of the people: People have become content with the status of the country, though with little excitement.

Party Power: With the success of the war, the Liberals have gotten a lot of supporters. However, the Socialists have stumped their decline, while the Conservatives remain stagnant and the Libertarians no longer have a drastic surge of new members.

President Popularity: The President is immensely popular with an approval rating of 77%, and only a disapproval rating of 17%!

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Name and office:

Age:

Party:

Resident state: 

VP nominee: 

Key Issue to Defend in Theoretical Debate:

Platform (see State of the Union):

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On 12/30/2018 at 4:38 PM, Kingthero said:
State of the Union for Election of 1968
 

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National Strength: We rank 1st in the list of the top 10 countries: United States, Russia, Germany, China, Great Britain, France, Sweden, Mexico, Austria, Spain.

Military Strength: Our professional army is 100,000 men and 75 ships, with a reserve army of 120,000 men solely for defense. We have naval bases in Hawaii, Cuba, Panama, St. Pierre and Miquelon, American Polynesia, and Japan.

Foreign Affairs: Russia and China have a super alliance, same with League of Nations and American Alliances. For reference, Russian borders are pre-our timeline-WW1 Russian borders, and Chinese expand all the way to border Russia through owning all of Iran. (Russia ceded western Iran to China due to being now cut off by the Ottomans.

Military: Our military is currently demobilizing. Some men are returning home, while others remain at bases in Europe.

Economy: The economy has stagnated, but has kept steady while demobilization is occurring.

Trade: Trade has been stabilized at a positive rate, with potential opportunities opening with the Russians.

Budget: Our budget is currently balanced, with no debt. Our budget consists¬†of the income of 40% taxes 50% tariff , and 10% overseas territories/canals, and the expenditure of 55% military 15% gov. upkeep 20% infrastructure and 10% surplus growthÔĽŅ. (SD: 35).

Social Harmony: The country is very united, even though there is no sense of threat.

Immigration: Immigration levels have declined back to the average rate.

Mood of the people: People have become content with the status of the country, though with little excitement.

Party Power: With the success of the war, the Liberals have gotten a lot of supporters. However, the Socialists have stumped their decline, while the Conservatives remain stagnant and the Libertarians no longer have a drastic surge of new members.

President Popularity: The President is immensely popular with an approval rating of 77%, and only a disapproval rating of 17%!

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Name and office:

Age:

Party:

Resident state: 

VP nominee: 

Key Issue to Defend in Theoretical Debate:

Platform (see State of the Union):

Name and office: Ethan McIntyre, United States Senator from Minnesota.

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

Party: Socialist Labor Party.

Resident state: Minnesota.

Platform (see State of the Union): 

National Strength: Try to maintain the current ranking.

Military Strength: Reduce troop and ship limits to pre Russo-Ottoman war levels. Maintain naval bases in Hawaii, Cuba, Panama, St. Pierre and Miquelon, American Polynesia and Japan if those territories consent to them being maintained, withdraw from them if consent is not given. 

Foreign Affairs: Enact a policy of strict neutrality only engage in warfare if we are attacked or for humanitarian reasons (Or in exceptional circumstances). The Socialist Labor Party pledges to support democracy, self-determination, free trade, and principles of non-aggression in American post-Russo-Ottoman war foreign policy. Continue to support the League of Nations' development. Continue sanctions on China.  Encourage our allies which still have colonies to decolonise as peacefully and quickly as possible. Help rebuild the Ottoman Empire's economy and any other nations economies that will need it. 

Military: Have the military and navy perform training exercises to be prepared for any other possible attacks or potential humanitarian intervention. Continue the gradual process of bringing the arms industry into public ownership via purchase. 

 

 

 

 

Economy: Create a National Education Service to ensure education is free at the point of use from cradle to grave, this will be funded in a similar way to the proposed NHS and NCS. Separate commercial and investment banking. Create a Green New Deal by investing in energy and resource efficiency, as well as reusable energies and microgeneration, redevelop infrastructure into low-carbon infrastructure, put taxes on the profits of fossil fuel companies and put the proceeds towards investment in renewable energy and energy efficiency, introduce financial incentives for green investment and reduced energy usage, including low interest rates for green investment, regulation of international finance, including capital controls, and increased scrutiny of financial derivatives, curbing corporate tax evasion through compulsory financial reporting and by clamping down on tax havens.

Trade: Create free trade deals with nations if they agree to strict protections for workers and the natural resources of the nations involved. Renationalize the shipping industry. Continue investment into technologies which will help trade in the future such as minesweeping and mine detection technologies as well as into computer science. Begin to develop trade blocs with our allies which will be free trade areas with common external tariffs and allow for the freedom of movement of capital, labour, enterprise and services (Post-war). Actively encourage workers to form trade unions and workers co-operatives.

Budget: A deficit is fine. Focus on how the government can make people's lives better. Start bringing military spending down as the war is over and redirect the funds into infrastructure and other government sectors.

Social Harmony: No comment.

Immigration: All immigrants are welcome as long as they have not committed serious crimes.

Mood of the people: No Comment. 

Popularity of the Incumbent: No comment.   

Party Power: Campaign vigorously against the Liberal, Libertarian and Conservative Parties in both the Presidential Race and Congressional Races.

Extra Policy: Repeal the NAVA 1953 as it is unconstitutional.

 

Key Issue to Defend in Theoretical Debate: Economic Policies.

 

VP nominee: Geoffrey McGregor (SD).

 

The focus of this platform is making sure education is treated as a human right, and stimulating the now stagnant economy.

The party still advocates for the economic policies presented in previous party platforms.

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5 hours ago, Hestia11 said:

Name and office: Pres. Jacqueline Thorne (L-TX)

Age: 49

Party: Liberal

Resident state: Texas 

VP nominee: Vice Pres. Harry Erring (L-MI)

Key Issue to Defend in Theoretical Debate: Railroads linking agricultural communities (re-proposition)

Platform (see State of the Union):

National Strength: We are very excited that we have risen to number 1 in the rankings for the first time in a long time, and we celebrate it as a major foreign policy achievement, together with the brokering of peace in Europe led by this administration. 

Military Strength: We can afford to slightly tick back our numbers in the military, but we can't take our foot entirely off the gas here, in case China decides to move while we're recuperating from war with Russia. 

Foreign Affairs: We celebrate the ending of the war as a major foreign policy success for this administration and the United States as a whole. It's undeniable that we had a major effect on the end of the war, and under our leadership, we successfully ended it. We can make overtures to Russia to end their alliance with the Chinese, saying that it has only gained them bloodshed. If we can get them to at least be neutral it would benefit us greatly. Our next steps are to isolate China on the global stage. 

Military: Like I said, we can afford to step back a little bit, but not entirely let off the gas. We can start allowing some to decommission troops. 

Economy: The first is to build a series of high-capacity rail lines running throughout the Midwest, linking them to California and New York, creating thousands of jobs in every place along the way. This would be primarily to help the agricultural community ship their goods faster to the coasts to take advantage of the Asian market opening up. We will attack the pushes by the Socialists to make this a broad-agreement type bill and the Conservatives for shooting down something that would help trade and farming communities in the Midwest. We think this is a winner in the Heartland and will push it as hard as possible. We will frame Russia opening up and their defeat as a possible way to allow American products to be shipped into Russia (if we can get them out of their Russo-Chinese alliance). We will use our popularity in the country to push for Senate and House victories for Liberal candidates overall.

Trade: The ag community stands to benefit by the opening of trade in Asia. We will push for Russia's markets to open up to American goods to ship in there. If China wishes to stop their encroachment on foreign land, perhaps we would see an opening there as well, benefitting trade in the US largely.

Budget: We are glad we've made it out of war with 0 debt.

Social Harmony: We are glad the American people are united, and we celebrate our victory over the Russians.

Immigration: We will welcome them gladly. 

Mood of the people: We understand their excitement and share in it.

Party Power: We present ourselves as a center option to the leftist Socialists and the rightist Conservatives (and the far-right Libertarians). The Liberal party has been good mediators and finders of common ground in Congress, even voting with BOTH the Conservatives and Socialists on measures. We will use this to our advantage. We have shown that we are the party of compromise and of good government. We have worked to provide broad consensus on issues, and we will continue to do that.

President Popularity: There is nothing we can do but sing the praises of the President to boost Liberal numbers nationwide. It is the largest approval for a Liberal President we've seen, and we have to bask in it for a little, right? 

"Liberals hold a large plurality on the committee that decided the amendments to the rail line bill so it is far more likely that a Liberal suggested the amendment that made the rail line bill fail, also take note that we supported the bill in committee while it had no amendments and also had it as a part of our platform at the last general election, it is the President's own fault for stacking the committee with Liberals instead of making them more proportional with number of seats the parties had/have in the house which she should have done to attract more multipartisan support for the bill than it did get" - Soc Lab Spokesperson.

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On 12/30/2018 at 11:38 AM, Kingthero said:
State of the Union for Election of 1968
 

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National Strength: We rank 1st in the list of the top 10 countries: United States, Russia, Germany, China, Great Britain, France, Sweden, Mexico, Austria, Spain.

Military Strength: Our professional army is 100,000 men and 75 ships, with a reserve army of 120,000 men solely for defense. We have naval bases in Hawaii, Cuba, Panama, St. Pierre and Miquelon, American Polynesia, and Japan.

Foreign Affairs: Russia and China have a super alliance, same with League of Nations and American Alliances. For reference, Russian borders are pre-our timeline-WW1 Russian borders, and Chinese expand all the way to border Russia through owning all of Iran. (Russia ceded western Iran to China due to being now cut off by the Ottomans.

Military: Our military is currently demobilizing. Some men are returning home, while others remain at bases in Europe.

Economy: The economy has stagnated, but has kept steady while demobilization is occurring.

Trade: Trade has been stabilized at a positive rate, with potential opportunities opening with the Russians.

Budget: Our budget is currently balanced, with no debt. Our budget consists¬†of the income of 40% taxes 50% tariff , and 10% overseas territories/canals, and the expenditure of 55% military 15% gov. upkeep 20% infrastructure and 10% surplus growthÔĽŅ. (SD: 35).

Social Harmony: The country is very united, even though there is no sense of threat.

Immigration: Immigration levels have declined back to the average rate.

Mood of the people: People have become content with the status of the country, though with little excitement.

Party Power: With the success of the war, the Liberals have gotten a lot of supporters. However, the Socialists have stumped their decline, while the Conservatives remain stagnant and the Libertarians no longer have a drastic surge of new members.

President Popularity: The President is immensely popular with an approval rating of 77%, and only a disapproval rating of 17%!

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Name and office:

Age:

Party:

Resident state: 

VP nominee: 

Key Issue to Defend in Theoretical Debate:

Platform (see State of the Union):

 

Sen. Ben Larson [Black Male]

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Conservative

Maryland

Gov. Larry Silverstream (C-AZ) [White Male]

Post-War Economic Growth Policies

Military Affairs: The nation is tired of all things Military. I support the gradual de-escalation of forces as we offer large withdraws whence we had deployed our troops. We should dismantle costly weapons and cut our military budget. That being said, we must still keep a presence in Europe, the Conservatives do support Overseas Military bases and expect that Europe should welcome them as we just saved them from Russian domination.

Economy: Now that the war is over, a Housing shortage is likely. We will once against introduce measures as our party did decades ago to deregulate logging and housing and allow for an economic boom to keep up with the returning servicemen. It is imperative that government does not get in the way of this post-bellum surge as it did last time with our war with Japan. The Liberals and Socialists have a proven record of poor post-war government and we implore the American people to ensure that Post-War American moves on properly into a peacetime that is as prosperous as we allow it to be. It's time for a change to focus on the economy and American Society, we're ready to make that change. 

Trade: Coming out of war we've made ourselves some strong allies. Trade outreach with them is an essentiality to our retaining of superpower status. Now an economic struggle begins, we should work on jamming American economic might aggressively into every sector of the world, including Russia and the Far East. We can't let up on relentlessly pursuing American Excellence.

Budget: We plan on cuts across the board, this includes in expenditure and revenue, always keeping us in the black. As we are no longer in wartime, it's time for a smaller and more efficient government, the government which governs best is that which governs least. We've had enough heavy handedness, let's let the good times roll and get out of the way of the average American for once.

Social Harmony: We are glad to be united around the American sense of culture and values. Again, this election should be about scaling back government intervention and enjoying growth and our spot as a victor. 

Immigration: This is fine, we remain vigilant on who we accept into the nation and always will.

Mood: How can there be excitement with faceless bureaucracy running the show, we just want a government that harkens back to our roots, out of the way, keeping and living within its means, and letting the nation do what it does best, run itself.

Party Power: Our strategy is simple, we're going to talk about the issue that face a nation after war. We're going to hammer on economic growth and how we need a change in leadership to reflect the change in governing strategies necessary for a proper transition into a peacetime of economic and cultural growth. We should be defending what America does best, our values and our individualistic spirit.

President: We thank the President for her wartime leadership, but it now comes the time for a change, and she simply isn't the best one to be leading us forward.

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11 minutes ago, Hestia11 said:

 OOC: Not much has really happened. It's been focused on foreign policy. Russia and China are really big and threatening. Most domestic stuff hasn't changed.

OOC: ^^^^.

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Election of 1968

 

PÔĽŅrimaries

 

There were no significant primaries.

 

General Election Round 1

 

Thorne/Erring (Lib) 326 EV 52% PV

Larson/Silverstream (Con) 192 EV 34% PV

McIntyre/McGregor (Soc) 48 EV 14% PV

 

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Note: Liberals were very popular this election, as many Socialist voters seemed to vote in support of President Thorne.

 

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Region Breakdown (Pop Vote)

 

New England (ME, NH, VT, MA, RI, CT) : Conservative | Region Hot 3 Issues: War, Trade, Economy

Industrial Centers (NY, PA, OH, IL) : Lean Liberal | Region Hot 3 Issues: War, Trade, Economy

Industrial Midwest (WI, MI, IN) : Lean Liberal | Region Hot 3 Issues: War, Trade, Economy

West Coast (CA, OR, WA) : Conservative | Region Hot 3 Issues: War, Trade, Economy

Southwest (AZ, NM, OK, TX) : Liberal | Region Hot 3 Issues: War, Trade, Economy

Southern Outskirts (LA, AR, MO, KY, WV, MD) : Lean Liberal (Also Lean Soc) | Region Hot 3 Issues: War, Trade, Economy

Deep South (MS, AL, GA) : Lean Liberal (Also Lean Socialist) | Region Hot 3 Issues: War, Trade, Economy

Upper South (SC, NC, VA, TN) : Tossup | Region Hot 3 Issues: War, Trade, Economy

West (NV, ID, MT, WY, UT, CO, ND, SD, NE, KS) : Liberal | Region Hot 3 Issues: War, Trade, Economy

Non-Continentals (HI, CU, PR, AK) : Lean Liberal | Region Hot 3 Issues: War, Trade, Economy

Swing States (MN, IA, NJ, DE, FL, DC) : Lean Liberal | Region Hot 3 Issues: War, Trade, Economy

 

CÔĽŅongress

Liberals 39/104 Senate 40% US Rep

Conservatives 41/104 Senate 30% US Rep

Socialists 12/104¬†Senate 18% US RepÔĽŅ

Libertarians 12/104 Senate 12% US RepÔĽŅ

RP Note: Congress leans socially center and economically lean right at this point in time.

 

@Hestia11 I honestly have no clue when events will be; while doing the election I realized I am still a tad bit burnt out. I'll post them within the next week.

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The Soc Lab candidates thank all the people who voted for the Soc Lab Party Presidential Ticket as well as the Soc Lab Party Congressional Candidates and those people who served as the electors for the Presidential Ticket in the EC, they also congratulate the President-elect and the Vice President-elect on their victory.

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Senator Larson retires from politic as it becomes clear the Party is diverging into 3 distinct factions. The Moderates, led by Sen. Jerry Nord (C-MI), a former aide to President Trebuano. There are the Constitution Crusaders that want incredibly small government, their strongest leader would be Sen. Larry Silverstream (C-AZ). And there is a third, the Christian Conservatives, this group is newly formed making social politics their forte, great fans of the outgoing Sen. Larson, there are several candidates for the mantle of leader of this wing including Sen. Nick Dallorum (R-PA), Gov. Sam Warner (C-WI), and the up and coming firebrand freshman Rep. Jerry McDowell (C-VA).

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17 hours ago, MBDemSoc said:

The Soc Lab candidates thank all the people who voted for the Soc Lab Party Presidential Ticket as well as the Soc Lab Party Congressional Candidates and those people who served as the electors for the Presidential Ticket in the EC, they also congratulate the President-elect and the Vice President-elect on their victory.

The Socialist Labor Party has had 3 different factions emerge internally: the Social Democrats - the most moderate of the factions and the smallest of the factions, they commit to the idea of a mixed economy based on the predominance of private property, with only a minority of essential utilities and public services under public ownership (the faction is mainly made up of progressive defectors from the Liberal Party), the Democratic Socialists - the largest of the factions but is on the decline, focused on transforming the economy from a capitalist one to a socialist one, the faction is in favour of replacing private ownership with social ownership of the means of production (mostly through nationalization), the Libertarian Socialists - the most radical and second largest faction in the party and will likely soon replace the Democratic Socialists as the largest faction, also favours transforming the economy from a capitalist one to a socialist one but they reject the concept of socialism as centralised states ownership and control of the economy and advocate for the social ownership of the means of production through decentralized structures such as workers co-operatives and muncipialization, they also advocate for decentralized structures based on direct democracy and federal or confederal associations such as libertarian municipalism, citizens' assemblies, trade unions, and workers' councils, this is the only faction which more closely follows Marxist Economics than Keynesian Economics. All the factions are socially progressive or socially libertarian and fairly anti-interventionist.

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Pre-Event News
 

Advanced Congressional Seat Distribution for the Main Three Parties

 

Liberals

 

Loyalists: 24/39 Senate 15/40% House

Secondary: 11/39 Senate 10/40% House

New Way: 4/39 Senate 15/40% House

 

Conservatives

 

Moderates: 22/41 Senate 9/30% House

Crusaders: 5/41 Senate 14/30% House

Christians: 14/41 Senate 7/30% House

 

Socialists

 

Social Democrats: 7/12 Senate 8/18% House

Democratic Socialists: 2/12 Senate 4/18% House

Libertarian Socialists: 3/12 Senate 6/18% House

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Likewise, the Conservative Party's interpolitics represent a growing diversity within the Party. The Libertarian leaning Constitution Crusaders, the Fundamentalist Christians, and the Business Moderates all have competing interests. The Fundamentalists and Crusaders tend to have a similar policy but with separate policies and make up the majority of the base, but the Moderates glue the party together and form much of Leadership. 

The fight for Senate Leader was nearly non existent, it was the easiest battle. Here, no one challenged sitting Leader Nord (C-MI) of the Moderate faction as he had long kept a strong Deputy in Larry Silverstream (C-AZ) of the Crusaders. However, some Fundamentalists did vote for Sen. Dallorum (C-PA), despite his not condoning a bid and endorsement of the sitting Leader. Leader Nord was overwhelmingly re-elected by the caucus 37-4. 

A much more divisive contest was for whom the Conservatives would make their voice of House dissention. Given that the Conservatives were the minority, the right wing members had a larger hold on power and were able to stage a bid for Leader. Religious Fundamentalism had made large gains among the House Conservative Caucus, spearheaded by the freshman Jerry McDowell of Virginia, a bid to make Phyllis Slater (C-MO) House Leader was formed. The Moderates put up only paltry defenses having had their forces been decimated in the previous election. With the help of Jake Amish (C-MI) and Tom Middle (C-KY), two prominent House Crusaders, Mrs. Slater was made leader while Mr. Amish was made her Deputy. The Moderates had been locked out of the House Conservatives 87-44.

 

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Just going to toy with a new way to do events, since this has become more party-interior focused in the past election. Each Party will make a position on each event, and there will begin to be public polling on certain policies. Country stats will now be updated yearly.

 

1969

 

Event 1: After the war, many of the volunteers are coming home to a changed political climate. While our economy has stayed solid, social dynamics are not as united as they used to be. With speculation that more war is to come, many people are getting behind the movement that the United States needs to invest more money to grow our army, which is almost small compared to the big two (Russia: 750,000 men China: 1,250,000 men). While we surely have the technological advantage over the Chinese, the Russians are still a scary threat if they commit their whole force to any sort of assault. What are the official party positions going to be on the military? Will any bills be proposed?

 

Event 2: In terms of foreign affairs outside of the warzone, some eyes have turned to the idea of decolonization. Especially on the continent of Africa, European control over such lands has created many regional conflicts. However, due to the continued imperialist attitude of Europe, major nations refuse to talk about decolonization. What are the official party positions going to be on the military? Will any bills be proposed?

 

Event 3: With most of our country busy worried about the safety of the nation and the world, a new generation of children have now become voting age adults. This culture of children takes a much unseen approach to living life: doing recreational drugs, being non-believers in God, and overall supporting social progress almost unheard of in the country. Many of these voters swarmed the libertarian party, but with its failure to meet promises, these voters need a new direction to go. As a sidenote, most drugs are still legal as they have never been banned. What are the official party positions going to be on the military? Will any bills be proposed?

 

@Hestia11 @Reagan04 @MBDemSoc

 

Note: People who are not party leaders can try to climb to popularity by responding to these as well.

 

 

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1 hour ago, Kingthero said:

Just going to toy with a new way to do events, since this has become more party-interior focused in the past election. Each Party will make a position on each event, and there will begin to be public polling on certain policies. Country stats will now be updated yearly.

 

1969

 

Event 1: After the war, many of the volunteers are coming home to a changed political climate. While our economy has stayed solid, social dynamics are not as united as they used to be. With speculation that more war is to come, many people are getting behind the movement that the United States needs to invest more money to grow our army, which is almost small compared to the big two (Russia: 750,000 men China: 1,250,000 men). While we surely have the technological advantage over the Chinese, the Russians are still a scary threat if they commit their whole force to any sort of assault. What are the official party positions going to be on the military? Will any bills be proposed?

 

Event 2: In terms of foreign affairs outside of the warzone, some eyes have turned to the idea of decolonization. Especially on the continent of Africa, European control over such lands has created many regional conflicts. However, due to the continued imperialist attitude of Europe, major nations refuse to talk about decolonization. What are the official party positions going to be on the military? Will any bills be proposed?

 

Event 3: With most of our country busy worried about the safety of the nation and the world, a new generation of children have now become voting age adults. This culture of children takes a much unseen approach to living life: doing recreational drugs, being non-believers in God, and overall supporting social progress almost unheard of in the country. Many of these voters swarmed the libertarian party, but with its failure to meet promises, these voters need a new direction to go. As a sidenote, most drugs are still legal as they have never been banned. What are the official party positions going to be on the military? Will any bills be proposed?

 

@Hestia11 @Reagan04 @MBDemSoc

 

Note: People who are not party leaders can try to climb to popularity by responding to these as well.

 

 

Event 1: Reduce the active troop and vessel numbers to pre Russo-Ottoman war levels and put the now non-active troops and vessels into the reserves, begin recruitment drives in order to boost overall troop numbers (recruits from the drives will go into reserves). Increase funding into military technologies.

Event 2: Hold status Encourage all nations that still have colonies to decolonise as quickly and peacefully as possible, starting with US allies. Offer to purchase the colonies if necessary. Once a nation has agreed to give up a colony, the colony should be governed for a short period of time either solely by the League of Nations or jointly between the League and the former owner of the colony or the U.S to prepare them for independence and majority native population rule. Provide economic assistance to newly decolonised nations similar to the deals done with the Mexican and Brazillian governments recently, under a Soc Lab administration these projects would be done by the federal government, State governments or by workers co-operatives.

Event 3: Regulate and tax the sale of recreational drugs, also pursue government research into what medical benefits the currently legal recreational drugs have. Legalise, Tax and Regulate Sex Work (E.G Prostitution). Legalise, Tax and Regulate Alcohol (Can't remember if prohibition was repealed if it was ignore the legalise bit).  Legalise, Tax and Regulate pornography that contains subjects which can consent. Decriminalise homosexuality and allow homosexuals to get married like everyone else. Legalise abortion. Legalise birth control. Repeal the National America Values Act of 1953 as it is in direct conflict with the first amendment, restore the original motto of the United States "E pluribus unum" and remove the words "One Nation, Under God" from the Pledge of Allegiance.

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47 minutes ago, Kingthero said:

Event 1:¬†After the war, many of the volunteers are coming home to a changed political climate. While our economy has stayed solid, social dynamics are not as united as they used to be. With speculation that more war is to come, many people are getting behind the movement that the United States needs to invest more money to grow our army, which is almost small compared to the big two (Russia: 750,000 men China: 1,250,000 men). While we surely have the technological advantage over the Chinese, the Russians are still a scary threat if they commit their whole force to any sort of assault. What are the official party positions going ÔĽŅto be on the military? Will any bills be proposed?

Retired US Army Major General (1940-1967) turned US House Representative (first elected in 1968 SLP from Pennsylvania) Darlington S. Butler(b.1921) outlines a plan to, as he put it "Smash the racket of war" in an article in the socialist newspaper Common Sense:

I spent 32 years and 4 months of my life in active military service and during that period I spent most of my time as a high class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street and the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism. Trust me when I say, that war is indeed a racket. A racket is best described, I believe, as something that is not what it seems to the majority of people. Only a small inside group knows what it is about. It is conducted for the benefit of the very few at the expense of the masses. War is a racket. It always has been. It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious. It is the only one international in scope. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives. Good people let us smash this racket! I present you a four step programme to take the profit out of war, and bring power to the people, and away from the war profiteers!

1. Before war can be declared, a limited plebiscite must occur. Eligible to vote would be people of draft age, and those who risk death on the frontline

2. Before a national draft can be implemented, the presidents, executives, directors, and managers involved in war industries, as well as all, bankers, generals, admirals, officers and all politicians are be conscripted to get $30 a month, the same wage as the average draftee.

3. The United States Navy is to be restricted to operating within 200 miles of the shoreline.

4. The United States Army is to be restricted to operating only within the territorial limits of the United States.

We also can't forget the men whose youth we've already thrown away, and I advocate a national pension for all veterans, as well as government funding of all mental and physical care needed by the veterans or their families.  I encourage the Socialist Labor Party, and the Congress in general, to act on these proposals. We must come to our senses and smash the power that the war profiteers have over our political system!

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50 minutes ago, WVProgressive said:

Retired US Army Major General (1940-1967) turned US House Representative (first elected in 1968 SLP from Pennsylvania) Darlington S. Butler(b.1921) outlines a plan to, as he put it "Smash the racket of war" in an article in the socialist newspaper Common Sense:

I spent 32 years and 4 months of my life in active military service and during that period I spent most of my time as a high class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street and the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism. Trust me when I say, that war is indeed a racket. A racket is best described, I believe, as something that is not what it seems to the majority of people. Only a small inside group knows what it is about. It is conducted for the benefit of the very few at the expense of the masses. War is a racket. It always has been. It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious. It is the only one international in scope. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives. Good people let us smash this racket! I present you a four step programme to take the profit out of war, and bring power to the people, and away from the war profiteers!

1. Before war can be declared, a limited plebiscite must occur. Eligible to vote would be people of draft age, and those who risk death on the frontline

2. Before a national draft can be implemented, the presidents, executives, directors, and managers involved in war industries, as well as all, bankers, generals, admirals, officers and all politicians are be conscripted to get $30 a month, the same wage as the average draftee.

3. The United States Navy is to be restricted to operating within 200 miles of the shoreline.

4. The United States Army is to be restricted to operating only within the territorial limits of the United States.

We also can't forget the men whose youth we've already thrown away, and I advocate a national pension for all veterans, as well as government funding of all mental and physical care needed by the veterans or their families.  I encourage the Socialist Labor Party, and the Congress in general, to act on these proposals. We must come to our senses and smash the power that the war profiteers have over our political system!

The Soc Lab Party support the calls for plebiscites before war decelerations.

The Soc Lab Party is fundamentally opposed to the idea of conscription and believes that service should be a choice instead of an obligation. 

The Soc Lab Party is fundamentally opposed to wars of aggression and has been for numerous years, the only wars the party has supported have been defensive.

The Party already supports the establishment of a state pension and universal physical and mental health care as well as universal social care, we also call for the gradual bringing of the defence industry into Federal, State or Worker ownership to stop the defence of the nation being profited from.

 

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