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Mexico Forever: A DOC Game

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

  1. Lokki242

    Lokki242 El Presidente

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    1854 Election: Results
    Egalitarian Party: 2 (66%)
    Benito Juarez: 2 (100%)
    Liberal Conservative Alliance: 1 (34%)
    Porfirio Diaz: 1 (100%)

    President Benito Juarez brings the vote to all the men of Mexico!
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    In a surprising turn, the political landscape of Mexico has been completely altered. After eighteen years under the rule of the Moderate National Party, the radical candidates Benito Juarez and Porfirio Diaz swept up most of their votes in the election, with Juarez seizing the presidency. President Juarez has immediately set about fulfilling his egalitarian platform, pressing the Fifth Amendment into law, which granted all male Mexican citizens over 17 the right to vote or hold political/military positions, shortly after assuming office. He has expressed his desire not only to add an additional amendment granting female suffrage in the near future, but to prepare and deliver a Third Constitution before his term has ended.
     
  2. Lokki242

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    1854-1860: ...And Justice for All
    President Benito Juarez, shortly after beginning his term, soon began funding money away from "unnecessary" research, instead turning it to social programs and government projects to improve the quality of life for all Mexican people.
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    Development was turned away from progressing towards Mexican rail, with the nation's greatest thinkers turning their attention to finding new social programs and political systems to help promote equality and welfare. The German writer Karl Marx in particular played a large part in the development of such ideals.
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    Following through on more promises to bring freedom to all Mexican citizens, the Republic of Mali was granted official autonomy by President Juarez on Christmas Day, 1854. Though a military alliance was maintained between the two nations, many Moderates and Conservatives were outraged, seeing Juarez's actions as a betrayal to the nations security. Additionally, the ARM California was also given over to a Mali crew as a show of good faith.
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    As part of his egalitarian policies, some funding had been cut from the administration of Dakota due to their traditional oppression of native groups in the area. This treatment, alongside the state being strong supporters of Diaz in the election, led to the city of Grand Forks being swamped with rioting for much of the months following Juarez's victory.
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    Despite President Juarez's opposition to expansionism, seeing it as an oppressive, imperialist practice, the colonization efforts begun by Ignacio Comonfort were allowed to continue, or risk losing the money spent. Several islands populated by Polynesian groups were settled by Mexican colonists, the most notable being Hawai'i and Guadalupe, which hoped to see large tropical agriculture become their major industries.
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    Hoping to continue to build unity between Mexicans of all classes and races, President Juarez funded the production of a large bronze statue in the Los Angeles harbor, to greet the many new faces often arriving in Mexican through Californian ports. The Statue of Liberty would represent the determination and free spirit common to all Mexicans, and serve as an inspiration to the people of the nation. Critics, however, have questioned how spending money on a massive statue truly helps the cause of equal rights for the people of Mexico.
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    In an effort to keep Mexico's resources in their own sphere and economy, the President declined to reopen some longstanding trade deals with the French, as well as other world powers.
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    In late 1856, Comonfort's National Gallery in Santa Fe was completed. The site would become a major tourist attraction and pinnacle of art, not only collecting Mexican culture, but history as well.
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    During the winter of 1857, a devastating flu began to spread throughout Europe, similar to the bubonic plague of many centuries prior. Though quarantine efforts were put in place to stop it reaching Mexico, the vast nature of trade networks and international contact meant the infection's spread would be inevitable.
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    The disease soon struck the major ports in Guatemala, beginning to tear through the slums in the area, which were majorly populated by labourers who still identified as Spanish rather than Mexican. As the death toll began to rise, Juarez funded various health programs to counter the illnesses, including easily available clean water and cleaner living conditions.
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    Economists soon published their analysis of the strongest economies in the world. Despite the high influx of income Mexico received, the high government spending prevented the nation from being included on the list of wealthiest powers.
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    On September 16, 1858, Benito Juarez revealed his Third Constitution. The new and carefully structured document once again pushed a more representative voting system, but included additional, essential changes. Additional statues granted suffrage to all Mexican women over the age of 17, bringing the vote to all adults of the nation, and banned politicians from public endorsement or involvement with any religious organization. The Constitution was received quite warmly, due to the wave of popularity Juarez received through his efforts to combat the plague and the rising activity of the lower/middle classes in politics, partially brought about by Juarez's inclusive nature.
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    Not long after the Third Constitution came into effect, Cabrillo became subject to many bandit raids. The rurales patrols in Colorado had long since diminished, leading the sprawling area and its neighbours ripe for exploitation by criminals. Many of the rice farms outside of Sacramento, manned primarily by Japanese immigrant workers, were subject to raids taking both money and food. Juarez refused to bend to ransom demands by the outlaws and potentially encourage further banditry, and instead ordered the Mexican military to attack and capture all perpetrators, then execute them for their crimes. President Juarez, a hero to many of the downtrodden, had shown his sterner side.
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    Thanks to the tireless efforts of the Egalitarian government, the plague's effects on Mexico were minimal, and the disease soon disappeared almost completely.
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    On June 5, 1860, the Governor of California, Andres Pico, unveiled the completely Statue of Liberty, which had been funded by Juarez's considerable surplus. The President's term, peaceful but trans-formative, would soon reach its end with the upcoming election. With a much larger voter base than ever before, the results are difficult to predict.

    Benito Juarez also has the unique distinction of thus far being the only Mexican President to serve a complete term without the nation being in any state of war.
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  3. Lokki242

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    1860 Election
    President Juarez, with his goals of egalitarianism accomplished, has renamed his party as the Reform Party, to better reflect the future changes he hopes to bring to Mexico.

    Moderate National Party
    Supports freedom in the economy. Desires slightly large government that protects national rather than personal interests. Emphasis on meeting regionalist, rather than federalist, needs. Highly nationalist, with a focus on liberating formerly European colonies. Promotes the freedom of all men. Supports expansionism, but with peaceful assimilation of local native cultures.
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    Pio de Jesus Pico (age 59)
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    Former President. Former Governor of California. Famously ugly, but beloved by his employees and most Californians. Wealthy but kind landowner, entrepreneur and rancher. Declare Galiano a state, rather than a territory, and end the territorial system. Promote the gambling industry. Build a Catholic Cathedral in Los Angeles as a symbol for the Mexican people. Raise research spending, and continue to expand Mexico’s vast trade network. Begin to settle more of the North American interior. Launch a naval tour to show off Mexico's growing scope to the rest of the world powers.

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    Ignacio Comonfort (age 48)
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    Former President. Lieutenant Colonel in Civil War known for killing Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna. Continue to heavily settle the Pacific, and then move on to Australia. Pressure India into opening trade with Mexico. Work tirelessly to develop the technology necessary to construct a national railroad by raising research spending. Make the Executive Cabinet positions elected offices, from within the ruling party. Declare war on Spain in an effort to liberate the last of their colonies in the Americas.

    Liberal Conservative Alliance
    A party formed from the merger between the Old Liberal and Conservative parties. It has lost the pro-European nature of the Conservatives and the secularism of the Liberals. The Alliance is protectionist and will do whatever it takes to grow the Mexican economy above all others, favouring wealth over nationality. A strong military is key to their platform, as is a firm international presence like those of many European powers. Supports a strong executive branch.
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    Juan Almonte (age 56)
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    Former Conservative, but Republican Colonel in the Civil War. Took part in the Conquest of Bridgeport before retiring from the military. Wants to break alliance with the United States and declare war as retribution for the uprisings in Dakota. Force non-compliant native groups to assimilate, and meet refusal harshly. Strong supporter of expanding the influence of Catholicism in Mexican lives. Make infantry the focus of the Mexican army, rather than cavalry. Open a defensive pact with the United Kingdom, and pursue more with other European powers.

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    Porfirio Diaz (age 30)
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    Former young Colonel in the Mexican army, serving since age 14. Ambitious. Boasts a shrewd tactical mind and compelling presence, despite his youth. Wants to completely change the Liberal Conservative Alliance to be a party for the Mexican people, then reform the electoral system. Continue to expand free trade, using foreign investment as a stimulus, though under heavy scrutiny. Reform the Mexican Army to be a modern and efficient career path, rather than a bureaucracy. Charge politicians who express a desire to take away freedoms from Mexican people with treason. Make science the most important tool of a strong Mexican government, including an increase in research spending. Restrict the vote to those who are currently employed, and require politicians to have a military service record.

    Mexican Reform Party
    A party founded on the principle of bringing the vote to all citizens, regardless of race or sex. Endorses social programs that help create a better educated, more stable Mexican society. Inspired by socialist principles, but hopes to make them work within an industrialized free market environment. Work to eliminate poverty and racism. Isolationist and protectionist.
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    Benito Juarez (age 54)
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    Incumbent President. Former Liberal and Moderate National, member of parliament for over fifteen years. Incredible orator. Believes both opposing parties are broken, and do not represent the average Mexican. End social segregation. Encourage stronger relationships with Asian powers, and promote immigration. Close down some trade deals once they expire. Switch research to other political systems. Cut research spending to afford social programs and infrastructure. End settlement of unclaimed territory. Continue to develop the relationship between the Mexican government and native bands as one of respect, to make them feel like a part of the nation.

     
  4. Bautos42

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    I vote once again for Benito Juarez.
    Sorry for the delay, I missed the update to the storry until now.
     
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    Sorry I was gone for a while, but I also vote Benito Juarez.
     
  6. Lokki242

    Lokki242 El Presidente

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    Hey, welcome back, and no worries. I don't mind the extra time, since I'm a little swamped (hence the slowdown on my own posts).
     
  7. A.Caesar

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    I'll go with Benito Juarez too
     
  8. ChineseWarlord

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    Why should you care?
    Benito Juarez will knock this election out of the park.
     
  9. Lokki242

    Lokki242 El Presidente

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    There's a part of me that wants to vote Diaz to avoid a unanimous vote, but... come on, Benito Juarez is awesome.
    Before the *mysterious* election results are posted, however, I do have a special little post coming in honor of Mexico's 50th anniversary.
     
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    The Founding Fathers: Mexico's Fiftieth Anniversary

    In commemoration of fifty years of Mexican independence on September 16, 1860, the Juarez government has placed heavy significance on the study of founding fathers; the men who made Mexico possible.

    Don Miguel Hidalgo (May 8, 1753-June 14, 1822, age 69)
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    Don Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla was the true father of Mexican independence, as well as a Catholic priest and former professor. It was Don Hidalgo that rallied the people of Mexico together to throw off the chains of Spanish oppression, after years of watching them suffer. Nearly a hundred thousand peasants rallied behind his cry, followed by many other leaders and soldiers. Hidalgo was the first man to enter the governor’s palace in Mexico City following its capture, and led the negotiations with King Alphonse, following a firm but fair stance. Following independence, the Don continued to play an active role in Mexican politics as leader of the Popular Catholic Party, advising caution and unity for the nation. His death on June 14, 1822, was a day of mourning for the entire nation, and went on to become a national holiday celebrating Mexican founding fathers.

    Ignacio Allende (January 21, 1769-February 9, 1825, age 56)
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    Ignacio Allende, like many of the leaders of the rebellion, was an active member of the Spanish Army when the conflict began, and a career soldier. He was also one of the few criollos (Spanish whites born in Mexico) to have such a high level esteem in the nation. What made him unique was the amount of power he held within the Spanish hierarchy; Allende was a captain, signifying his tactical expertise and investment in the current system. Yet he threw it all away to help the people of Mexico find their freedom. Ignacio Allende helped organize the many troops that stormed Mexico City, and maintained the new nation’s security before terms with Spain had been established. Ignacio played a large role in Mexican politics all the way up to his death, leading the Conservative party and strong-arming himself into the Minister of War office under President Victoria. Operating as a general for much for much of his political career, his aggressive tactics broke down the defences of many enemy armies in early conflicts and the Mexican-American war. Despite his ambitious nature and dedication to a strong Mexico, his inability to swiftly end the Surprise War would crush his limited popularity shortly before his death.

    Mariano Matamoros (August 14, 1770-January 1, 1811, age 41)
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    Mariano Matamoros is one of the few soldiers who fought for a free Mexico that did not live to see it fully realized. A Catholic priest and close associate of Don Hidalgo, Matamoros stood by his friend’s side as the revolution began. Matamoros had a closer relationship with many of the Mexican-born landowners who looked down on Hidalgo’s peasant following, and was thusly able to convince many of them to make common cause for an independent nation. Matamoros had limited military experience, and it was this that led to his fate. Before King Philip could be deposed, Matamoros led a cavalry division to secure a Mexican safe-zone, where he was captured and eventually executed by Royalist forces, only a few weeks before a peaceful transition would be established.

    Agustin de Iturbide (September 27, 1783-July 18, 1858, age 75)
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    Before the struggle for independence began, Agustin de Iturbide was a Lieutenant in the Spanish Army, descended from a noble family back in Europe. Despite his technical status as a criollo, he was well-liked within political circles, with rumors of a potential governorship to eventually come his way. It was his status deep within the system that initially held Iturbide in opposition to independence, believing it would only create a weak, fragmented Mexican nation and cause the collapse of the Spanish empire. As his troops toured the countryside amidst the rise of nationalist sentiment, his view changed. The suffering of the Mexican people, particularly those without criollo status as non-whites, moved Iturbide to switch sides, making contact with Ignacio Allende and Vicente Guerrero. It was Iturbide’s loyal soldiers and knowledge of Spanish tactics he brought to the table that allowed the Mexican Army to seize control of the regional capital, which decisively turned the conflict in Mexican favor. Following the official peace made with King Alfonse, Iturbide still worried for Mexico’s future as a fledgling state without the population or production of the United States. Hoping to build a strong state, Iturbide advocated for a continuation of positive relations with the Spanish Empire, as well as a Mexican monarchy, ensuring a head of state with complete power. The other politicians competing for election did not agree with Iturbide’s views: Guerrero, and Guadalupe Victoria (who would win the election) were particularly insulted. Following Victoria’s ascension to the presidency, he exiled Iturbide for his “traitorous and opportunistic” beliefs. Many Mexicans supported him, now believing Agustin had only helped the cause to further his own station. Iturbide would flee to Paris, then London and finally New York, where he would eventually pass away. President Benito Juarez gave him a posthumous pardon shortly after his death, and Iturbide’s family soon returned home to Mexico, their exile ended.

    Vicente Guerrero (August 10, 1782-April 23, 1850, age 68)
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    Vicente Guerrero’s race left him at the bottom of Mexican social class: quarter African, quarter native and half Filipino, with no caucasian ancestry to be found. Under Spanish rule, this meant he was worth very little, yet his meteoric rise as a Mexican hero is legendary. Guerrero was a relentless soldier who led much of the Mexican Army that was outside Ignacio Allende’s jurisdiction, earning him a position at the peace negotiations with the Spanish Crown, despite his opposition to ending the conflict. Throughout his entire political career, Guerrero would call for the liberation of trodden peoples, the end of racism, and the fall of empire, particularly Spain. These views, alongside his dismissal as Minister of War to be replaced with Allende, led to his departure from the Liberal party and the founding of the Moderate Nationals. He soon became Mexico’s second President; the first person of colour to ever be democratically elected to head of state in recorded history. Though he would only serve one term, Guerrero would continue to play a majorly active role in politics and warfare for the rest of his career, contributing to Mexico’s victory in the Surprise and Opium Wars, as well as the Republican victory in the Civil War. Despite being neglected and dismissed by his peers, Guerrero carved a legacy for himself that all Mexicans will remember.

    Guadalupe Victoria (September 29, 1786-October 3, 1841, age 55)
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    While Don Hidalgo is the father of Mexico’s revolution, some would say Guadalupe Victoria is the father of the Mexican nation. A lawyer and veteran of the Spanish Army, Victoria served beneath Guerrero and Allende in the newly formed Mexican army. It was his sharp political mind that gave him rise to prominence. Victoria pushed himself into the negotiations with the Spanish Crown, pushing hard to ensure the best possible result for the people of Mexico. Shortly after that, he was the lead author of the First Mexican Constitution, which no doubt contributed to his victory in the first general elections, making him Mexico’s first President. He would remain President for the next twelve years, helping shape the nation Mexico would become. His decisive victory over the United States ensured Mexico would be the dominant power over the North American continent, and the nation’s living conditions were greatly improved through government programs. Slavery was also made illegal under his regime, helping the many downtrodden minorities of the nation. Though the Surprise War would turn poor quickly, costing Victoria his position, he would advise the more radical liberals for many years to come. Victoria’s policies of secularization, though how they were enforced would zig-zag, played a major role in building a more unified, egalitarian Mexico. Victoria passed away before his time due to an epileptic condition amidst the Mexican Civil War, and was mourned across the nation.

    Martin Javier Mina (July 1, 1789-January 18, 1847, age 58)
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    Despite serving in the Mexican cabinet for almost thirty years, Martin Javier Mina is often overlooked as a founding member of the Mexican state. Mina was young when the fight for independence began and, despite being an active participant, did not hold the sway other leaders of the revolution did. Despite several unsuccessful bids for the Presidency, Mina never held elected office. It was his impact on policy while serving as Minister of Justice, or Foreign Affairs, or the Interior that allowed him to leave a lasting impact on the Mexican state. Unlike the big, intense personalities of Guadalupe Victoria, Vicente Guerrero and Santa Anna, Mina often presented a more calm, rationalized point of view that tempered his contemporaries’ fires. Many of Mexico’s most effective laws, policies and behaviours can be traced back to Martin Javier Mina making him a small, but unforgettable part of the national legacy.
     
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    1860 Election: Results
    Reform Party: 5 (100%)
    Juarez: 5 (100%)

    President Benito Juarez wins election with shocking amount of support!
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    Benito Juarez has broken records with the 1860 Mexican General Election, appearing to have won the majority of votes in every riding. This, coupled with extreme success with in terms of winning seats for the Reform Party in Congress, has given President Juarez almost complete control over the Mexican government. Government policy is now exclusively focused on the equality between all citizens. Mexico has truly become a home of the free.
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