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America: Home of the Brave

Discussion in 'Civ4 - Stories & Tales' started by TheNoob, May 22, 2016.

  1. Royal Tenenbaum

    Royal Tenenbaum Exiled

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    An Oregon referendum passed for a bill 18OR to go through the state senate. Upon undivided support, the motion to secede fronn the Union passes should the States' Rights Bill be rejected.
     
  2. TheNoob

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    Following the words of Congressman Milkwright, Congressman Jon Noobsley II changes his vote to Yea on the States' Rights Bill.
     
  3. GreekAnalyzer

    GreekAnalyzer Back from the Dead

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    Congressman Johnathan Smith votes Nay on the States' Rights Bill.
    Congressman Johnathan Smith proposes an amendment to the Extended Presidential Powers' Act: to require a 2/3rds vote in Congress for the President to take dictatorial powers in wartime and to rename the bill to the Emergency Presidential Powers' Act.

    To allow either branch of government to obtain this much power runs counter to the democratic principles that our nation holds so dear. I am, however, in favor of emergency powers being available to our President in times of war and great crisis.
     
  4. TheNoob

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    The Congress has rejected the States' Rights Bill.

    Congressman Jon Noobsley II votes Yea to the Extended Presidential Powers' Act in favor of checks and balances.

    Yea: 5

    Nay: 1

    Passed
     
  5. TheNoob

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    Spoiler :
    With no opposition, Jefferson Davis and George B. McClellan have been chosen for the Unitarian and Democratic nominations, respectively.

    Democratic 1-2, Republican 3-4, Unitarian 5-6


    Election of 1864

    Democratic Party

    George B. McClellan



    Republican Party

    Abraham Lincoln



    Unitarian Party

    Jefferson Davis



    McClellan: 169

    Lincoln: 82

    Davis: 160 (Quebec and Ontario)

    George B. McClellan has WON the presidency after a shocking upset by defeating the vastly popular Unitarian Party. Most accredit their success to the Midwest.

     
  6. Royal Tenenbaum

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    Donovan Milkwright, ecstatic to see his party win the presidency, nominates himself as Vice-President to George McClellan.

    Furthermore, he asks the president to step in to solve the States' Rights bill, citing that Oregon and Washington are willing to secede over the matter. Capitulation must be accepted by the minority parties, or an amendment must be drafted.
     
  7. Royal Tenenbaum

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    Milkwright of Oregon votes Yea on the Emergency Presidential Powers' Act, but also asks Jonathan Smith to support Milkwright's attempt at bipartisanship, and asks for him to change his vote on the States' Rights Bill.

    Milkwright passes the Oregon Benefit Bill through the state senate, which would exempt Oregon from drafts or other federal issues until the region is sufficiently supplied with infrastructure, courthouses, and a strong state guard. He asks the president to recognize this bill and not veto it.

    NEWS: There are reports that Donovan Milkwright is meeting with Texan Democrats to discuss secession plans. Milkwright dismisses these outrageous claims, stating he has never even been to Texas.

    Milkwright Bill of 1864: Settlements should be made in the Rocky Mountains to allow safe passage to the Northwest before California is settled.
     
  8. GreekAnalyzer

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    I must decline, this would destroy the power of the federal government. Although I wish to cooperate with Congressman Milkwright in the future, I must decline on this issue.
     
  9. Matthias I

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    Levonyan votes Yea on the Emergency Presidential Powers' Act. As the rumours of secession spreads around the country, Levonyan of New York proposes to Democratic and Republicans leaders a National Union coalization, in exchange of their support for Jefferson Davis in the next election, or else the Unitarian leaders may have a discussion with the Vice President...
     
  10. Niccolo Edwards

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    The Congressman from Massachusetts, Adlar Koch, casts his vote of Nay in regards to the "Emergency Presidential Powers' Act"

    This act which seeks to allow the president premission to act as a dictator must contain clauses to allow the restoration of the powers of Congress immeditaly after the emergency has ended or if the president seeks to overthrow the government.

    To this end the Congressman would propose an amendment requiring bi-weekly votes on the matter of the status of the emergency. All congressmen who wish to do so should also be allowed to receive weekly briefs on the status of the emergency.
     
  11. TrentonC

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    Alexandre Guay- Quebec - Unitarian Party
    Spoiler :


    Biography/Platform:
    As a young man, Alexandre Guay experienced firsthand Quebec’s occupation and annexation by American forces. Largely critical of both British and American principles, Guay ran for political office. His most standout belief is his passion for New French autonomy.

    However although he views the New French as a distinctive culture worthy of self-governance, he believes its survival is dependent on cooperation with the United States.

    In terms of union politics, Guay identifies with the Unitarian party.

    Alexandre Guay votes yea, on the Emergency Presidential Powers' Act. A strong union is a must, we need to eliminate any dissidence that threatens the nation as a whole.

    Spoiler :
    OOC:
    I feel like we should add more minor events in between turns to expand lore and make the story last longer. Also I feel we should stray from the actual US timeline more, for example we should redraw certain state borders and not necessarily give every real state statehood.

    Also here are some maps I made that you could use.


    (DC is a star but its hard to see on the second map)
     
  12. GreekAnalyzer

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    Congressman Johnathan Smith welcomes Congressman Guay to Congress and the Unitarian party.
    OOC: Good to see a new player! And those are some very nice maps.
     
  13. TheNoob

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    OOC: Those are some good maps, but you have a little too much Canada to the east of Quebec there.

    I'll also get to work on an update tomorrow; might not be a gameplay update. Who knows?


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  14. Matthias I

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    Congressman and President of the U.P. Anton Levonyan welcomes Congressman Guay to Congress and the Unitarian party.
     
  15. TrentonC

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    OOC: Thanks guys, I also updated the map to reflect a smaller Quebec and Ontario and fix the color issue.
     
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    Moai_Spammer Nihilandros

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  17. TheNoob

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    President McClellan has recognized the bill passed by the state of Oregon, but wishes to warn them that no state need special treatment.

    Congressman Jon Noobsley II of Michigan votes Yea on the Milkwright Bill of 1864.

    Yea: 5

    Nay: 0

    Passed

    Congressman Jon Noobsley II tells Congress that we are not the ones to pick the next president of the United States; it is the people. Us picking our own leaders makes us no different than the monarchy we left a century earlier.

    Congressman Jon Noobsley agrees for Congressman Milkwright as VP, and welcomes Congressman Guay into the fray.
     
  18. TheNoob

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    The Conundrum in the Tundra

    The states of Ontario and Quebec are getting quite restless under American control. The two states started seeing themselves as entirely different from the rest of the United States, even when they had just elected a Congressman. While America was continuing to settle west, the northern states seemed to be put to the wayside after the Americans had won their battle for independence.

    What did Ontario and Quebec want, exactly? In the early 1860s, the two states wanted a stronger and more extensive system of roads to connect the cities and gather resources, and they wanted to be developed more, along with taking the rest of Britain's two cities on the North American mainland.



    However, Presidents McClellan and Van Buren both seemed to ignore their claims, so the Congressmen from Ontario and Quebec met together to discuss forming a union, along with sending officials to London to discuss joining together to get independence from America.

    All of this was just another headache for President McClellan, who saw this as another task he had to deal with along with the rambunctious South. What is he to do? He cannot spare his workers to send to the North to develop the Northern States when he has to connect and develop the West to keep them from seceding. Not only that, but the South wants to make slavery legal again and practically become independent. What is he to do?

    Is this the start of a divide in the United States? McClellan certainly hopes not, but it is starting to look a bit like it.​
     
  19. GreekAnalyzer

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    Congressman Johnathan Smith, of Georgia, would like to introduce the Infrastructure Development Act.
    This act will:
    1. Provide funds for the immediate production of three workers.
    2. Ensure that the aforementioned workers will be used to develop roads in the Northern States as well as the Western States.

    Congressman Johnathan Smith would also like to introduce the Strengthen And Protect America Act. (SAPAA)
    This bill will:
    1. Provide funding to enlist six regiments of Riflemen.
    2. Provide funding to enlist four regiments of Cannon.
    3. Formally denounce pro-slavery rhetoric in the South and guarantee that slavery shall never become legal again.
    4. Ensure harsh penalties should any state attempt to secede from the Union, enforceable through the Army and Navy of the United States.

    Congressman Johnathan Smith votes Yea on both of these bills as well as on the Milkwright Bill of 1864.
     
  20. TheNoob

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    Congressman Jon Noobsley II of Michigan votes Yea on the Infrastructure Development Act and the Strengthen and Protect America Act.

    IDA

    Yea: 5

    Nay: 0

    Passed

    SAPAA

    Yea: 2

    Nay: 2

    Amended
     

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