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Australia 1975 - The Dismissal


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I decided to dig up my files for a 1975 Australia scenario that I put together for an older engine and update it for PMI. I've also posted it on the campaigns page at: http://campaigns.270soft.com/2021/05/11/australia-1975-the-dismissal/.

It remains very difficult to win this election as Labor, who were facing a serious headwind over the national economy at the time despite Gough Whitlam's controversial "dismissal" as Prime Minister (read more about this here if you're interested). I did adjust the numbers a little rather than simply copying the actual results as the starting percentages to try to give Labor at least a somewhat competitive standing. Here is the download, along with the official scenario blurb.

http://campaigns.270soft.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/1975-Australia-The-Dismissal.zip

"A series of controversial decisions has culminated in Governor-General John Kerr’s dismissal of Prime Minister Gough Whitlam and his appointment of Malcolm Fraser, who did not have a lower house majority, in his place. Whitlam’s supporters are furious at Kerr’s actions, but many voters are more concerned about his turbulent handling of the economy."

Feedback and suggestions are welcome. I'm planning on tackling the 1972 election, which initially brought Whitlam to power, next.

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14 hours ago, RI Democrat said:

I decided to dig up my files for a 1975 Australia scenario that I put together for an older engine and update it for PMI. I've also posted it on the campaigns page at: http://campaigns.270soft.com/2021/05/11/australia-1975-the-dismissal/.

It remains very difficult to win this election as Labor, who were facing a serious headwind over the national economy at the time despite Gough Whitlam's controversial "dismissal" as Prime Minister (read more about this here if you're interested). I did adjust the numbers a little rather than simply copying the actual results as the starting percentages to try to give Labor at least a somewhat competitive standing. Here is the download, along with the official scenario blurb.

http://campaigns.270soft.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/1975-Australia-The-Dismissal.zip

"A series of controversial decisions has culminated in Governor-General John Kerr’s dismissal of Prime Minister Gough Whitlam and his appointment of Malcolm Fraser, who did not have a lower house majority, in his place. Whitlam’s supporters are furious at Kerr’s actions, but many voters are more concerned about his turbulent handling of the economy."

Feedback and suggestions are welcome. I'm planning on tackling the 1972 election, which initially brought Whitlam to power, next.

Very cool!

 

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