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Mexico Forever: A DOC Game

Discussion in 'Civ4 - Stories & Tales' started by Lokki242, Apr 3, 2017.

  1. Lokki242

    Lokki242 That One Guy

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    1994 Election
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    Rosario Ybarra (Age 67)
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    Incumbent president. Democratic socialist. Noted critic of Restrepo, arrested in 1978 before being released in 1980. Had a seat in congress as a member of the Socialist Party during the 1950s. Wishes to restore a Mexican society more like the one pre-Synarchism, with extensive social welfare and a policy for tolerance. Believes global co-operation and co-development is essential. Support full revolution in Italy, and begin pressuring other members of the Russian sphere. Destroy any remnants of the Synarchist Party. Encourage a restoration of gender equality. Cut research spending.

    Doctor Roger Barta Meria (age 52)
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    Former Minister of the Interior. Doctor of Sociology. Student of Octavio Paz. Believes Mexican society has been profoundly affected by its ruling regimes, to the near point of instinct, and must thusly be corrected. Control population growth by requiring prospective parents to pass a licensing test. Provide free birth control to men and women. Legalize abortions. Develop synergy between urban development and ecology. Keep research spending high, and increase if possible. Place cautious limits on international trade. Fund potential space colonization programs. End involvement in international espionage, but continue to expand the democratic sphere.

    Nicolas Yusuf de Carillo (age 32)
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    Priest. Son of Ethiopian refugees. Orthodox Christian. Former synarchist. Believes the wonderful conditions in Mexico have been caused by God's approval of Abascal, who Yusuf believes was more "Christian than Catholic". Heavily increase welfare for non-criminals, but otherwise foster a competitive capitalist economy. Maintain a strong social hierarchy to keep the economy in check. Avoid future space research, turn funds towards earthly goals. Only sees a divide between Christians and non-believers, sees all races and genders as equal. Pour heavy funding into private schooling, theocratic research, and out of espionage. Repeal the Anti-Terror Bill. Has drifted away from the Synarchist party.

    Ernesto Zedillo (age 43)
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    Center-right. Economist. Major supporter of free trade and globalization. Help to foster development in third world countries. Lessen the powers of the anti-terror bill. Cut research spending. Encourage economic co-operation as motivation for change in Russia, rather than espionage and hostility. De-nationalize the manufacturing industry.
     
  2. Radagandruman

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    1: Rosario Ybarra
    2: Ernesto Zedillo
    3: Dr. Roger Barta Meria
     
  3. ChineseWarlord

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    1: Rosario Ybarra
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    3. Ernesto Zedillo
     
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  5. Lokki242

    Lokki242 That One Guy

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    1994 Election: Results
    Rosario Ybarra: 8 (44%)
    Roger Barta Meria: 6 (33%)
    Ernesto Zedillo: 4 (23%)

    President Rosario Ybarra achieves a confident win in her re-election!
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    Ybarra celebrates her victory.

    After six strong years in office, President Ybarra has successfully campaigned her way to another half dozen years in office, with one of the strongest leads in an open election Mexico has seen this century. Perhaps proving that democracy has finally found an uncontested presence in the nation, the response to Ybarra's victory has been moderate and peaceful. For now, the national future seems bright.
     
  6. Lokki242

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    1994-2000: To the Year 2000
    Despite the peaceful nature of her re-election, President Rosario Ybarra was not satisfied that the synarchist threat had been quelled. Over the first few months of 1995, the federal government continued their crackdown on any potential supporters of dangerous synarchist factions, culminating in nearly nine thousand arrests and three thousand incarcerations. The trials were highly publicized and criticized for their shady natures, with many of the worst protesters being added to the numbers arrested for treason. Regardless, terror attacks nearly ceased following the President's actions, leading the justification of them to be debated for years to come.
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    One of many courtrooms used in the Synarchist Trials, 1998.

    Helping to pay for the increased funding for law enforcement and the judiciary was a significant cut to research spending by the Ybarra government. Despite the cuts, state-funded scientists continued to make amazing breakthroughs in robotics from A.I., automated systems, and even advanced targeting.
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    The global stage, though increasingly under a dominant Mexican influence, remained uneasy. Russia had continued its imperialist policies even under a new corrupt parliament, and the completion of another ICBM in Santa Fe reminded the world that things were still not peaceful.
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    In fact, President Ybarra dedicated a surprising amount of resources to military advancement during her final term, more out of escalating prevention against Russia than an actual belief in strong military. The long-outdated rurales cavalry received a major makeover. Rather than destroy the legendary units entirely, they were re-branded into armoured "air cavalry", or helicopter units, while others were remade into mounted local law enforcement echoing the original intention of their development. Even the famed third division traded in their horseshoes for helicopter blades.
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    A study released towards the end of 1995 by an independent expert panel unintentionally helped raise tensions. By examining spending, technological advancement and troop numbers they studied the military might of every nation on the globe, showing that the Russian nation exceeded Mexico's strength, if only by a hair. For Ybarra, this justified all current and future military expansion.
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    The Nineties in Mexico were also marked by a continuous conflict between development and ecological consciousness. As climate experts blamed human industry for the desertification of the prairies in Dakota (leading to more government promises of environmental consciousness), the demands of Mexico's growing economy led to the construction of a massive, nationalized oil rig off of the north-west coast of Yucatan.
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    The International Headquarters of the Red Cross was founded in Los Angeles in 1996, another piece of evidence pointing to a more subtle globalism on Mexico's part. The organization, funded by donors, the United Nations and the Mexican government, served as an operation to help those in need of care under conflict zones like the Caucasus.
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    Despite their concerns over Russia, Mexico's general reputation on the global stage was glowing. Their intervention had largely been only when requested, and co-operation appeared to be the nation's modus operandi to many outsiders, such as helping Canadian officials recover sensitive intel from a crashed aircraft. It is this relationship with the global community that allowed Mexico to win control of the United Nations over and over again throughout the years.
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    Mexican research in robotics came to a major head in 1997. Researches in Santa Fe, perfecting targeting systems and unmanned mobility led to the mechanization of infantry: granting extreme firepower with minimal risk as the vehicles pilot's controlled them remotely. For now, this technology was exclusively Mexican, giving the nation a terrifying edge over any other country on the globe, even as President Ybarra promised that Mexico "only has the concerns of world peace and the freedom of humankind from tyranny at mind".
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    As advanced as Mexico had become, however, it was not exempt from the random brutality of nature. 1997 saw Los Angeles surrounding countryside devastated by a volcanic eruption, which some fanatics blamed on the new regime's hubris. As with the earthquake in Mexico City several years prior, the effects were carefully mitigated by government action, but served to remind the nation that all nation's existed at the benevolence of nature.
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    Despite religious fanatics citing God's wrath and the incoming end of the world in the year 2000, science marched ever forward in new and exciting ways. Manuel Salvador Vallarta's work was an example of this. A physicist from Estrechos Fuca, his migration to Mexico City matched with a change to fantastical projects like space colonization and the space elevator (earning him friendship with Doctor Roger Meria), and making him a figurehead in Mexico's intellectual community.
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    By 1998 agents from the M.I.B. had wreaked enough havoc in Russia to force policy change for the gradually less powerful regime. On top of the parliament forced by international pressure, the Russian constitution was forced to include a policy of tolerance and to separate the Orthodox Church from the state, ultimately giving Catholic regions like Italy much more autonomy.
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    It didn't take long for the people of Italy to use this as the final stepping stone for independence. By the spring of 1999, a Declaration of Independence was issued to the global stage and an online, mobile parliament was established, aided by Mexican networking. Actual insurgents were also sold Mexican weapons, and after seven weeks of skirmishing, Russia was forced to concede Italian freedom from a mix of international pressure and the loss of Naples to the rebels. An Italian state had been born; the first time the region had been free of foreign rule in roughly two-hundred and fifty years.
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    With this huge success to her name, Rosario Ybarra allowed the last year of time in office to pass by uneventfully. A strong relationship was cultivated with the new Italian Republic, and all could safely say that Ybarra had pulled Mexico far away from Synarchist rule, for better or for worse.
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  7. Lokki242

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    2000 Election
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    With two terms completed, Rosario Ybarra is no longer eligible for re-election, and has accepted the fact gracefully. Nicolas Carillo has dropped out due to repeated failure to achieve victory.
    Doctor Roger Bartra Meria (age 58)
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    Former Minister of the Interior. Doctor of Sociology. Student of Octavio Paz. Believes Mexican society has been profoundly affected by its ruling regimes, to the near point of instinct, and must thusly be corrected. Control population growth by requiring prospective parents to pass a licensing test. Provide free birth control to men and women. Legalize abortions. Develop synergy between urban development and ecology. Keep research spending high, and increase if possible. Place cautious limits on international trade. Fund potential space colonization programs. Heavily invest in the space trade, and fund the rapid completion of a space elevator. Use heavy development to move towards clean energy at a rapid pace. End involvement in international espionage, but continue to expand the democratic sphere.

    Leamado Negril (age 55)
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    Former Minister of Justice. Half-Apache who spent much of his young adult life on a reservation, from 1965-1981. Recently moved to Estrechos Fuca. Considered a "Northern" centrist, wishing to balance a growing economy with a need for more freedom. Formerly opposed the satellite system but now sees it as a tool of democratic expansion, though he refuses to expand it. Slightly increase research spending. Isolationist: attempt to increase protectionism and close off global relationships or exports. Develop new Minority Protection Laws. Work on developing co-existence with the environment through strict ecological legislation.


    Ernesto Zedillo (age 49)
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    Center-right. Economist. Major supporter of free trade and globalization. Help to foster development in third world countries. Lessen the powers of the anti-terror bill. Cut research spending. Encourage economic co-operation as motivation for change in Russia, rather than espionage and hostility. De-nationalize the manufacturing industry. Expand the export of Mexican trade goods. Grant independence to Oceaniac territories.

    Francisco Labastida (age 58)
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    Former Head of the Anti-Terror Committee under President Ybarra. Ybarra's chosen successor. Former police officer and government agent under the Synarchist regime, who was arrested for exposing government documents by Restrepo, then freed just after his death. Maintain the current balance of socialist programs with a free trade, globalist economic policy. Crackdown hard on any religious or otherwise extremist insurgents. Attempt to make Italy a Mexican satellite through diplomatic pressure. Use the global community to embargo Russia.

    Vicente Fox (age 58)
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    Businessman. Former board member of the New York based Coca-Cola company. A good Catholic, wishes to end the nation's "anti-Christian" policies and restore some elements of religion into the education and public system. Release or re-try the majority of Ybarra's synarchist prisoners, but is still strongly opposed to even pacifist synarchism. Denationalize all industries except for Mexican rail to allow the economy to freely grow. Encourage a positive trade relationship with Russia. Grand the United States full independence.

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  8. Radagandruman

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    Francisco Labastida
    Leamado Negril
    Ernesto Zedillo

    War with Russia! War with Russia! War with Russia!
     
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    Vicente Fox
    Francisco Labastida
    Leamado Negril
     
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    1. Labastida
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    3. Bartra Meria.
     
  11. ChineseWarlord

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    2000 Election: Results
    Francisco Labastida: 11 (46%)
    Leamado Negril: 7 (29%)
    Vicente Fox: 3 (12%)
    Ernesto Zedillo: 2 (8%)
    Roger Bartra Meria: 1 (5%)

    Socialists maintain control of Mexican government as Francisco Labastida wins with an unprecedented lead!
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    Labastida during his inauguration speech, November 3, 2000.

    In a largely unprecedented turn of events Francisco Labastida, former anti-terror chief and President Ybarra's chosen successor, has pulled a major victory in the 2000 presidential election. What makes it truly surprising is the strength of Labastida's victory: having defeated the runner-up Negril by a 17-point margin. Such a victory has not been achieved in Mexico since the late nineteenth century, and shows a new sense of unity for the Mexican people in a post-Synarchist state.

    This does not mean the nation sits atop a throne of perfect peace, however. The surviving members of the fanatical Christian movements in the state have erupted into protests, both against the new President and in panic over the year 2000. Additionally, with the threat of persecution slowly lessening, various LGBT organizations have come into the public mainstream, demanding further acknowledgement of their rights and freedoms. How Labastida will respond is a mystery.
     
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    War with Russia! War with Russia! War with Russia!
     
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    Next update is done playing, hopefully coming soon! Also I think this forum is a little broken, as if you don't check it often enough it stops notifying you of new updates to threads, so I might tag readers in the next update

    We're getting close to the end guys, so much love to you all <3
     
  15. Radagandruman

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    Just remember to kill some Russians for me, k?
     
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    I can't believe this subforum still has new content after all these years. It's pretty nostalgic. Fun little story, by the way.
     
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    I try my best to keep it going! Though it might die again once I finish this up
     
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    That's a shame.
     
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    There’s 6k Man’s Finest Several Hundred Hours, but that one’s time is limited as well.
     
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    2000-2002: Pulling it Together
    Following what had almost become Mexican tradition, an easy transition of power did not mean Labastida faced freedom from rioting. Mexico City and several other urban centers were faced by semi-regular protests for the first few months after the election. Though some queer protesters quietly attempted to making their voices heard, most of the rioters were remnants of the Synarchist movement that had been awakened by fear of Y2K. Such zealous displays were cracked down on rapidly by military-trained police teams, resulting in over a dozen deaths despite President Labastida's urges for caution.
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    Mexican police following the crackdown on a riot in Monterrey, December 1, 2000.

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    President Francisco Labastida began his stint in office with the typical reworking of the national budget. Some of the national surplus built under Ybarra was soon directed to the Intelligence Bureau and other elements of national security. Through this, the President hoped to both investigate and hopefully undermine Russian authority, but also to track down and destroy any remaining synarchist (or otherwise "anti-democratic") organizations in the nation. These changes, and the motivations for them, were made very public through Labastida's Open Door policy, and a freedom-seeking public endorsed such anti-autocratic measures.
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    Even with an increase in government spending, Mexico had no end of money available. In hopes of courting an official satellite relationship with the Republic of Italy, President Labastida approved the Italian Aid Program, which funneled Mexican money towards developing democracy and infrastructure in the newly independent region.
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    Over the course of 2001, a major crackdown on the last fascist organizations in began, with Francisco Labastida almost re-assuming his position as head of the Anti-Terror commission. Veteran forces from under Ybarra and their new trainees son set about hunting down synarchist havens, arresting those who had committed actual crimes and just scattering the less dangerous followers. Many of the Synarchist gangs had turned to drug or gun smuggling from Latin America or Europe to fund their activities, and in many cases this more traditional criminal behaviour had superseded their political origins. This period also saw the world's first major use of internet policing, as many Catholic or otherwise Christian message boards were shut down due to alleged connections to Synarchist terrorism.
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    Mexican federales with Synarchist prisoners and their seized armory, 2001.

    On May 28 of that year, a Democratic Conference was held in Havana by Mexican invite, hoping to address the "lingering autocracy of Russia". Alongside the President and his cabinet, world leaders from the Prime Minister of England to the President of Indonesia attended the event. Labastida hoped to curry a major embargo against Russia: the rest of the world, used to peace and unconcerned with the repression of others, did not seem to care. Though Mexico proceeded with their own embargo of Russia (joined by their satellites), all the way to media sales, most other nations did not partake making the conference a failure.
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    With the effects of embargo much smaller in scale than Labastida had hoped for, the president made the risky decision to more directly harass Russian interests. The Republic of Funchal, an autocratic island state at the entrance to Mediterranean, was a Russian puppet rumored to house weapons of mass destruction and a naval base. Citing human rights abuses and world standards of democracy, however, the Mexican Navy could justify a blockade of the island. Heading the fleet that surrounded the island was the nation's first active missile cruiser, the powerful ARM Los Angeles. By the winter months at the end of 2001, the full blockade of Funchal to harass its president, Miguel Ulstanan, had begun.
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    The ARM Los Angeles.

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    Over 2002, Labastida's final moves against the Catholic militants in Mexico reached their apex. In a bold move, the social democratic government ended tax exemption for all faiths, an act that hit the Mexican Catholic church hardest. Additionally, several monuments to religious figures in public institutions like schools or libraries, or even public plazas, were torn down. Though the internal response was limited as most remaining Catholics had learned to be private practitioners, the Pope decried the President's actions.
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    A church being demolished, 2002.

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    Pope John Paul II, a close friend of Salvador Abascal, 2000.

    The rapid advancement of Mexican sciences led to further military applications, leading to a government very satisfied with its high research spending. The newest work on composite materials led to the development of even more unstoppable tanks: more weapons that Russia would not be able to match in a seemingly imminent conflict.
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    The Republic of Funchal and President Ulstanan fell in March of 2002, when the Russian puppet was officially overthrown by a Mexican-backed coup nicknamed Operation Ice Breaker. The limited strength of the Funchal army stood no match for attack helicopters flying in from sea. As Russian "immigrants" fled the island back to their homeland, Mexico established a permanent naval base on the island from which to oversee the European theatre.
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    Mexico was not only outmaneuvering Russia in terms of military and influence. Even space did not seem far from the Republic of Mexico's grasp as a Space Elevator, at first an insane idea, was completed years ahead of schedule thanks to the tireless work of high level engineers.

    In the words of President Francisco Labastida during his monthly televised address for July, 2002: "Russia is not Mexico's rival. The nation of Mexico has no rivals. The dictators of Russia and their ways are merely an inconvenience."
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