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Mexico Forever: A DOC Game

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

  1. Lokki242

    Lokki242 El Secretario

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    Who's left to war? You guys made me destroy everyone already :lol:
     
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    Everyone:mwaha:who’s not already your vassal.
    Seriously, though, just play your best.
     
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    1: Isobel Rodriguez de Yara
    2: Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador
    3: Silvio C. Barbosa
     
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    I demand robotic communist world republic ran by Mexico
     
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    Lokki242 El Secretario

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    2012 Election: Results
    Socialist Democratic Union: 11 (92%)
    Isobel Rodriguez de Yara: 6 (54%)

    Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador: 4 (36%)
    Silvio C. Barbosa: 1 (10%)

    Global Future Party: 1 (8%)
    Esther Orozco: 1 (100%)

    Mexico's second female President is elected, leading a dominant Socialist Union to control the nation's future!
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    De Yara celebrating her victory, December 2012.

    It seems that Mexico has left its Synarchist legacy in the past, if the results of the nation's 2012 election is any kind of indication. Despite Yara's progressive stance, her platform is much less radical than the running mates within her party. Either way, the Socialist mindset has clearly caught on with the people of Mexico, as represented by the overwhelming victory the party has seized in what non-partisan analysts have dictated to be a fair, open election.

    Regardless, the first of her bills has already been presented to the Mexican congress, planning to reduce the maximum length of prison sentences through maximum sentence impositions, and fund other forms of rehabilitation. Mexico, thanks to President Obrador's actions in the previous term, stands on the top of the world: de Yara will be the first President to establish what direction that power will take.
     
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    Congratulations! Excellent storytelling! Reminds me of my old DoC games. Keep up the good work!
     
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    Lokki242 El Secretario

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    Oh man, you came in at the wrong time if you want me to keep it up :p Though we'll see if I feel motivated to tell some new (non-election!!!) stories after this one ends...
     
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    2012-2018: A Quiet Conclusion
    President de Yara's hopes for her time in office were both ambitious, yet mild. Mexico had proved it was the global superpower, now it only had to solidify that position. To help with this, expanded funding for the M.I.B.'s international operations would be essential, to keep an eye on and defeat potential threats.
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    Aims for Mexican authority did not mean that de Yara's brand of socialist regime was in complete opposition to the other nations of the globe. Instead, an essential component of a unified, progressive world would be fostering stronger relationships across the globe. The Republic of Turkey had long held justifiably icy relations with Mexico after the Synarchist nuclear strike in the 1960s that they were still recovering from. Nearly half a century later, the Mexican government finally provided official reparations for their actions.
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    Mexican technological development continued at a rapid pace. Though early forms of fiber optic cable had long seen private use by the military and the wealthy, new cheaper manufacturing methods made them widespread. The Mexican government soon installed them in nearly every home besides the most rural, remote dwellings. Information and digital content could now be shared faster than ever before. Additionally, such cables gave the ability to make warfare even more remote, removing the need for mechanized infantry to have interior crew, as drone strikes and robotic warfare became easier.
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    The crash of a Russian diplomat's plane travelling over Malacca in 2014 helped ensure that Mexican intelligence had the upper hand on their defeated enemy. Government documents have revealed in recent years that during the cleanup of the Yostka Crash, intelligence bureau agents gathered classified intel from a meeting between the diplomat and Argentine officials.
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    The rapid technological advancement meant that life was rapidly becoming easier for the average Mexican; coupling this with the effective leadership of nationalized corporations meant that commerce was widespread, and life was affordable, clean and satisfying. In a hyperbolic speech, the President even claimed the "end of a lower class". Regardless of such exaggerations, Mexico had entered a true golden age.
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    Census data from around the globe reinforced this view: Mexico was leagues ahead of most of its competitors. Such strength allowed de Yara to arrange carefully tariffed trade deals that other nations needed that would benefit Mexico above all.
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    Mexico's income kept every program going strong. Despite President de Yara's lack of focus on the space program, even it continued to make new advancements in exploring the galaxy. Gradually, plans for colonization of other planets were even beginning to materialize.
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    Advances in cleaner, more environmentally-friendly technology did not mean that centuries of heavy industry could be undone. Climate change was still hitting agricultural sectors hard, evidenced by dust bowls and mass desertification in the prairies north of Dakota. The outcry scientific studies led to inspired the Mexican government to push the U.N. for a congress on climate change in 2016, hoping to come to conclusive Santa Fe Accords.
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    World leaders gather at the Santa Fe conference on climate change, 2016.

    The vote was a disaster: the various industries of the world vehemently opposed the proposed restrictions, and the talks went nowhere. Even the close Mexican allies in China voted against taking part of the accords, leading to their abandonment.
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    Religious fundamentalism was supposed to have faded away in Mexico with the criminalization and eradication of the Synarchist movement. Fears brought on by climate change and various other factors undid that. Catholic faith had been a strong part of many Mexican lives since long before Restrepo, and it continued to be so long after that. Some, especially in rural communities, still feared that God was punishing them through acts of climate, and Christian identity began to rise once more in politics.
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    2017 saw massive developments in a non technological branch of research: DNA crafting, understanding of genetics and in-vitro treatments could now improve health in the womb and eliminate dangerous genes. This act of playing god, however, directly played into the outrage of the rising Christian political sphere, leading to riots fronted by a new United Mexican Communion. President de Yara had to carefully tiptoe around denouncing the outrage of the movement without discrediting the faith of its membership, something many political analysts believed she was less than skilled at.
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    Catholic Protesters in Santa Fe, November 2017.

    2018 came quickly, and the President's term remained quiet. Some of the most notable events of the year were American developer Sid Meier creating the game Civilization in Santa Fe, which soon became a curated tool for historical, economic, and political education. The other key event was an earthquake on San Andreas faultline that caused massive damage to structures in the Rocky Mountains, killing over three hundred miners and trapping many more in various mines before rescue could arrive.
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    For such a crucial period in shaping Mexico's future, President de Yara's first term (of two) in office was quiet. Mexico, had for time, grabbed world peace, and in a way, quiet was all they wanted. After all, the future of the world was ahead.
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    President de Yara on election day, 2018.
     
  9. Lokki242

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    Epilogue coming soon ;)
     
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    Now if only my educational system used Civilization...
     
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    Epilogue: 2018... and Beyond
    In 2018, the Republic of Mexico, for all intents and purposes, ruled the world.
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    Though not an empire in the traditional sense, Mexico's influences spanned the entire globe, from their domination of the Americas to their satellites in regions like Mali, the Philippines and China. Their firm leadership of the United Nations even helped them to steer global policy, if not control it.
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    The Republic of Mexico had the power to back up their role as the globe's leading power. Their political clout and mastery of information easily eclipsed any rival, backed up by a large professional military. Their advanced technology and comparatively wealthy living only furthered this.
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    Mexico City, the nation's capital, was the gleaming jewel at its heart. Built over the ruins of ancient Tenochtitlan, turned into a governing post by the Spanish, it had grown into a true metropolis to rival other cities around the world.
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    Downtown Mexico City, 2018.

    In many ways, Mexico in 2018 seemed utopian; perfect. But good things do not last, and the current sate of affairs was not sustainable. As the next chapter of Mexican history moved forward through the twenty-first century, things would turn sour. By the 2030s, a Mexican push to transform the United Nations into a global governing body or "One World Government" would be met with fierce resistance, driven largely by a fear Mexican identity would try to become the global identity. Turkish and Russian populations began to violently resist the motion, at times supported by the rise of a new neo-Catholic movement in Mexico itself.
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    Russian anti-Mexican rebels riot in Saint Petersburg, 2038.

    This would only become worse as time went on; as pure as Mexico's motivation for a unified world democracy led by a sense of equality may have been, their leadership was doomed to be seen as oppressive by some. Resistance to the One World Government culminated in 2047 through a successful plot by rebel saboteurs to detonate an experimental nuclear missile stored in a silo outside of Mexico City, killing millions and jump-starting even worse damage to the atmosphere and environment.
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    Within a few decades, technology allowing colonization of distant planets had been completed, but in many ways it was too late. The nuclear detonation had spurred years of violent conflict between a professional Mexican military and populations around the globe, and only the rich could afford to escape to other worlds on the first space flights. Though formation of a galactic government would be led by Mexican officials from the planet Alpha Centauri, earrth was a lost cause. Fighting had torn the planet apart, and climate change caused by nuclear devastation and industry had transformed the blue planet into a barren wasteland, filled with slums and the impoverished.
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    Early space colonists look out at Alpha Centauri, 2087.

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    At the time of this text's completion, earth is still torn apart by war, starvation, famine and radiation. All is not lost, however. The Galactic Union, founded on Mexican principles of equality, freedom and plenty for all, has made vast advancements since the establishment of the first space colonies. Led by a joint council of 117 officials, the Union has made vast advancements in terraforming and space travel, with new plans to relieve Earth of its pain being formulated presently. Though Mexico no longer rules the world, it set the path for mankind's future across the stars.
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    Scientist Helen Juarez, distant descendent of President Juarez, looks to the stars from Alpha Centauri, 2123.


    Spoiler Note From the Author :
    Thank you so much for reading, taking part in, and enjoying this story over the past year. It's had its ups and downs, and I'm sorry it didn't end at a more climactic note, but didn't Mexico earn at least a somewhat happy ending?

    I'm going to take a fair amount of time off from writing, though I may return sometime when I feel the "itch". This has been a blast, and I hope you've enjoyed it half as much as I have.

    Thank you,
    Lokki
     
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    This is over? Nooo! This story was what convinced me to make an account in the first place!

    Thank you for making this great story, and I hope you come back to writing again. This has been great.
     
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    You should get involved in the Dawn of Civilization sub-forum, I'm always active there and the submod community is very much flourishing right now. And I likely will return (I'm hoping to do a Polish game or a civ from one of the modmods), but that'll be in a few months or more at least.
     
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    Yeah, except that I don’t actually, ahem, have DoC...
    Or BtS
     
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    :o well you should change that! Haha next time theyret on sale
     

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