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Hey everyone

I was wondering if anyone wants a copy of the World President scenario I made. It never was completed, but it's possible to play it. It only has a few candidates, and the date is set as March 2003 (it took far too long to make).

I gave up on making Parliamentary versions of the World scenario, as it's just too difficult. But other people might be interesting in working on finishing off a world scenario and updating the political issues to 2006.

I've done a lot of the hard work in mapping, working out each country's EVs, etc.

Although the way the game works currently, I had to reduce populations to 1/10th, as once the number of voters enters the billions all the percentages go out of control.

So in summary, you can play the World President scenario, but the candidates in the game are a bit short of a real field of world leaders.

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Done.

Yes, there's a world map.

Basically, the game works perfectly well. But your particular favourite world leader may not be in the game.

You can play as:

-Vajpayee (former Indian PM)

-Castro

-Bush

-Joshka Fischer

-John Howard (Australian PM)

-Jose Zapatero (Spanish PM)

-Kofi Annan

-Lula de Silva

-Mahathir Mohamed

-Megawati Sukarnoputri

-Ralph Nader

-Yudhoyono

-Tony Blair

so the list is a bit unbalanced, but there's a few people to run as.

Hilary 08, your email didn't work.

Also, if anyone wants to add their own favourite world leader, pass it on to me and i'll add it to the game. If we get a better spread of candidates I'll send it to 80soft.

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sarnstrom54014 sent me some extra candidates, and I've added them to the scenario, and sent it off to be put on the 80soft website. So I may not be as diligent now in responding to people asking for a copy. It'll be available on the website soon enough.

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Johnny,

The Electoral Votes were calculated based on the populations given by the CIA World Factbook. In case you didn't notice, some countries have been merged, as there aren't enough regions for each country to be separate (plus in some cases you wouldn't want to).

So in the case of China, it has only been merged with Taiwan. Whereas India has been merged with Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, which are all sizeable in themselves, so that's why it's bigger than China.

Likewise, you'll notice that Venezuela includes the three small countries next to it (Guyana, Suriname, French Guinea), Andes includes a few different countries, and so on.

Actually, the only countries which remain singular, largely because they are big enough and there aren't small nearby countries to merge into them, are:

-Russia

-USA

-Australia

-Canada

-Iran

-Pakistan

-Turkey

I've found a really good person to play with is the Pres of Iran (don't know his name), he suits the Islamist Party. He's not in the version I emailed out, but he'll be in the one on the website.

Also, while it's accurate to have the EVs as they are, it does make it a bit dull because China and India are so large. I've generally played it with a full 750-vote strategy, but recently I started playing with only China and India in my strategy. It costs about $10 million a day to advertise in both countries, but if you carry both you've got over 600 EVs in the bag, and the momentum will usually drag a few other countries along. Indeed, if you play as the Conservatives or the Social Democrats you probably have 150 extra votes in countries which are solidly yours (for example, the USA is solidly Conservative, and some parts of Europe and Latin America are solidly Social Democrat, and Iran and Arabia are solidly Islamist).

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soz then

i went through it spacebar w/ all 4 candidates.

Castro's popular vote was w/in a couple million of the Conservative but the conservative had almost 3x the electors

i'll sit down and play as a human when I have the time

plus, HRC and I are gonna try to do a Cold War and an Axis & Allies scenerio using yer map and regions

WELL DONE

soz I haven't really played it yet, too excited about a working world map

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Castro probably lost that contest because the Tories took China and India.

Together they account for almost 40% of EVs.

I did one as Xanana Gusmao versus the Presidents of Russia, South Africa and Iran. Despite only beating Putin by 3 points (36-33) I won more than 4 times as many EVs, with over 900 compared to 240.

Putin came third with electoral votes, with 33%, just being beaten by the Liberals with 21%. This is probably because the Libs basically have little to no presence in the Big Two. It means they can't win anywhere near as easily as the Tories or the Social Democrats, but they do better in the EVs.

I'll be refining the scenario tonight then send it out to the people who asked for it.

Also, if you want a more standard two-party contest, maybe you should try turning off the Liberals and Islamists.

Have a Bush vs. Chavez contest.

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