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Our Government!

Discussion in 'Civ3 - Multi-site Demo Game: High Council' started by Goonie, Jan 30, 2003.

  1. Goonie

    Goonie Lonely End of the Rink

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    See, whenever I propose something it never works. I suck at this! Why so direct? Then you have people voting that maybe dont know whats going on. MP's will be responsible and we have a better chance at winning this way!
     
  2. Immortal

    Immortal Chieftain

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    You dont suck, its just we have a tried and tested system in the demogamne, why would we want to make such a drastic change?
     
  3. Goonie

    Goonie Lonely End of the Rink

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    Because this will give us a competitive edge! Look at my compromis in the polls section.
     
  4. donsig

    donsig Low level intermediary

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    It is the demogame's CoL and CoS that suck. Let's use the constitution, add in the game play restriction from the COL and just start with that. We can then add laws as we find we need them. When adding laws we can always borrow straight from the CoL and CoS or use them as a basis. Just think about it, we can play this game without PIs. :)

    I've already proposed basing terms on game years rather than the real calender.

    It would be a very bad idea to hold monthly elections here. Since we'll basically have the same people as in the SP demogame why run elections at the same time and confuse everyone?
     
  5. Goonie

    Goonie Lonely End of the Rink

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    I agree with your election platform. Please post in this sub forum!
     
  6. Vander

    Vander Privateering in Idaho

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    Well, Would the constituency have to be based in the same area for the whole game?
    What happens to the citizens that arn't in a constit. yet?
    do the members of a constit. do anything when they don't hold an office?
     
  7. Goonie

    Goonie Lonely End of the Rink

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    Unfortunately this proposal got shot down in the polls :(!

    Goonie(unbanned :)
     
  8. Octavian X

    Octavian X is not a pipe.

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    I would much rather scuplt a governement around our current developed ruleset, with a few changes, namely in the combination of duties.

    Combine Domestic and Culture in Interior
    Combine FA and Trade into Dept. of State
    Combine the Judicial Branch into a single Chief Justice

    Other than those small changes, I believe we should use our current system.
     
  9. Gingerbread Man

    Gingerbread Man Dark Magus

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    It seems you Americans dont understand the Westminster government, nor any Commonweath parliaments.

    What I think goonie was trying to say that every four citizens elect one leader, or MP, to represent their 'constituent'. In australia it is called an electorate. you live in an electorate, and you vote for somebody to represent your electorate. Except an electorate is supposed to contain about 80,000 people who live in a similar area.

    The MP's vote on things that concern the entire nation.

    Before the MP's are elected, they say who they will elect as the President if they get voted in. If they do get elected, they make their vote for the president.

    The provinces (over here we call them 'States') have seperate electorates also. except you are electing state MP's, who vote on matters concerning your state (as in where you live, not your condition)

    on an unrelated matter, lets change the system of how we vote. the way it works - we all vote, as usual, except we all make a 2nd preference. But the poll only counts if more than 50% of the voters vote for the winner. If, by the time all the first preferences are counted, and over, nobody is over 50%, the candidate with the least votes is eliminated, and the 2nd preferences are counted for all the people that voted for the eliminated candidate.

    I heard somewhere that in an american election, there are only two candidates, which means that the winner never has less than 50% of the votes. The system described above lets there be three candidates, and the winner will still have more than 50% of the votes. With slight modification, there can be 4, 5, 6, or 100 candidates, but the winner will always have more than 50% of the votes.
     

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