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Realpolitik of the Smoky Skies - The Reboot

Discussion in 'Civ5 - Stories & Let's Plays' started by cpm4001, Nov 10, 2014.

  1. megamihime

    megamihime Chieftain

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    No idea. With Sofia's "casual" way of speech, I just stylise it based on how I would talk to my friends (but I'm even more informal; my speech is filled with swears, slang and inside jokes.)
     
  2. cpm4001

    cpm4001 Goggleman

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    POPs pay no attention to a candidate's gender, they only care about the issues at stake in the election. So it meant absolutely nothing in regards the election results.

    Now, in an in-world roleplaying sense, I'd expect that the tie occurred not because of the numbers my spreadsheet spat out but because some voters probably did opt away from Sophie Megame in favor of the Hon. Heerlo because of her gender. This was, however, evidently not enough to hand him an out-and-out victory, and it's pretty likely that some voters (probably a fair proportion of the women voters of Haven of Peace) who leant towards the Hon. Heerlo were inspired by what Aurora Gurra was doing in the capital and supported Megame instead.
     
  3. Gurra09

    Gurra09 Guru of Hekkia

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    Aurora Gurra held a speech in Pulias City after the news of the PPP winning seats all over the country came in:

    Spoiler :
    On behalf of the Pulias People's Party I just want to say thank you. Thank you for believing in us and giving us the opportunity to help guide Pulias forward for yet another decade. I want to thank not only you, the voters of Pulias City, but the people all over Pulias for your support. I want to thank all the members of the Pulias People's Party for all that you have done in this campaign, and I want to give a big congratulations to my comrades Melda and Huggins.

    Today was truly a historical day, with the Pulias People's Party becoming the biggest party all over the country and for the first time in history a woman, me, is taking a seat in the Pulian Senate. But we must not stop here. Now is not the time to celebrate but to move forward, and ahead of me lies a decade of hard work in your service. Elections are not over yet, with run-offs being held both in Coventry and Haven of Peace, but I am confident that not only this day but this decade will be one worthy of celebration.

    Forward, for the people! *crowd cheering*
     
  4. Melda

    Melda Wannabe Psephologist

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    What is the Godwin Herald?

    The Herald is a newspaper published in Haven of Peace that boasts a national readership. Recognised as the pinnacle of excellence in Pulian current affairs, it is most popularly known for its high quality political news, insightful and non-partisan analysis and unprecedented access to significant public figures through political interviews. The paper also boasts an excellent accounting of news both locally and international and contains information about culture and the arts. With an editorial policy of evenhandedness and no affiliation to any political parties or individuals, the Godwin Herald is known Pulias-wide to report the news faithfully without bias or agenda.

    The Godwin Herald was originally named the Haven Herald, but was renamed in December 1832 in honour of the memory of the political reporter Harland Godwin who was murdered for daring to speak truth to power: his death at the hands of fascists or fascist sympathisers led to the adoption of the paper's informal motto: Remember Godwin.

    Here is a selection of particularly noteworthy staff:

    • Editor: Charles Pilkington (since 1822)
    • Political reporter: Gilbert Granville (since 1833)
    • Arts reporter: Isaiah Meriwether (since 1822)
    • General reporter: Calvin Orville (since 1822)

    And here is a list of important or otherwise relevant Godwin Herald articles released over the years:

    12 March 1822

    15 March 1822

    20 March 1822

    25 March 1822

    28 March 1822

    30 March 1822

    1 April 1822

    12 April 1822

    15 April 1822

    21 April 1822

    23 April 1822

    26 April 1822

    1 May 1822

    In May 1822

    7 June 1822

    12 June 1822

    15 June 1822


    Summary of important articles from 1823 to 1832


    6 November 1832

    12 November 1832

    20 November 1832

    27 November 1832

    28 November 1832

    29 November 1832

    2 December 1832

    3 December 1832

    4 December 1832

    6 December 1832

    8 December 1832

    11 December 1832

    12 December 1832

    13 December 1832

    3 January 1833

    6 January 1833

    16 January 1833

    27 January 1833

    4 February 1833

    5 February 1833

    6 February 1833

    7 February 1833

    8 February 1833

    11 February 1833

     
  5. Melda

    Melda Wannabe Psephologist

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    For anyone wondering WTF? the above post is an index of all Haven Herald articles published thus far, with links to the original posts. Some of you might find this useful.

    But the other reason I've posted it is so that I can now link to it in my signature, so it will become an ever-updating resource for the paper's national readership. :)

    I will also be making another post which is an index of musical works by Charles Melda, and I'm doing this for pretty much the same reason.

    Just explaining why I'm filling up the place with so many weird posts.

    You may in a moment return to your regular scheduled run-off election.
     
  6. Melda

    Melda Wannabe Psephologist

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  7. Heerlo

    Heerlo Jedi Master Hearlo

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    The Haven Herald is unbiased, aye? Well, for some reason I have the strange suspicion that it is secretly ran by the leader of the 3P. ;)

    But seriously, I think you've done a pretty good job of being unbiased, considering that you are affiliated with a party.
     
  8. Melda

    Melda Wannabe Psephologist

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    Mwahaha. Yeah, my secret was to use my non-player character to go in hard against my player character so they immediately got off on the wrong foot. :p

    And then be as hard on everyone else, too.

    And thank you for saying so. :D
     
  9. christos200

    christos200 Never tell me the odds

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    Can I still join? It's been a long time since I last joined a Realpolitik.
     
  10. Gurra09

    Gurra09 Guru of Hekkia

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    This is most certainly active, and first post says "New players always welcome!". I doubt that has changed but I'm not the GM here, cpm is.

    We are currently in the middle of run-off elections because there was a tie between candidates in the recent elections. Melda wrote a summary not long ago for a new player summarising what had gone down up until that point (page 52) and the political situation in Pulias, in case you don't want to read a lot to catch up: http://forums.civfanatics.com/showpost.php?p=13881347&postcount=1040
     
  11. christos200

    christos200 Never tell me the odds

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    OOC: Ok. I shall join. It seems that there is a lack of a clear fascist party, so I will create one. Expect fierce opposition.

    IC:

    City: Pulias City
    Class: Militarist



    Nationalist Party​


    Platform: We believe in the superiority of the Pulian nation and that is the only worthy nation in the world. We want to form a strong military to subjugate other nations and use their people as slaves in order to ensure a high standard of living for the Pulian people while securing living space. Men live in order to gain glory and we promise to lead the Pulian people to glory through military conquests that will stay in history as the greatest achievements of a nation.

    Socially, we believe in maintaining tradition. The soldiers should get more rights and respect than other citizens because they risk their lives for our glorious nation. We also want to secure law and order and make sure that all citizens follow the laws. We also promise to battle the decadent and corrupt socialists who humiliate our nation by accepting to live in peace with inferior people and who want to erode our traditions. We shall also develop the economy through military conquests and building up the nation's infrastructure.

    In short: we want to expand the military, secure living space, use the citizens of conquered nations as slaves, maintain tradition, give more rights to the soldiers, secure law and order and battle the decadent socialism.
     
  12. Melda

    Melda Wannabe Psephologist

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    Out of character: welcome to the thread!

    In character: AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!

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    Ahem, out of character again. :p

    What colour would you like to choose to represent your party? Current colours already taken are red, hot magenta, baby blue, moss green and grey.

    And one of my non-player characters is a political reporter for my fictional newspaper the Haven Herald (link in my signature). As a new player on the scene, would like to arrange for an interview?
     
  13. christos200

    christos200 Never tell me the odds

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    OOC:

    I will take the black color, if possible.

    Also, I accept your offer of an interview. Shall we do it with PM's?
     
  14. Melda

    Melda Wannabe Psephologist

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  15. cpm4001

    cpm4001 Goggleman

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    Welcome! OP will be updated with the new party info later.
     
  16. christos200

    christos200 Never tell me the odds

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    OOC: Told ya that you should expect fierce opposition from me. Also, my speeches will follow the pattern of the speeches RL fascist leaders.

    IC:

    Speech:

    Spoiler :
    People of Pulias City! The decadent socialists lead our nation to cultural, economic, military and racial destruction! As I will show you, they are so successful in leading our nation to ruin that they either are criminally incompetent or, most likely, foreign spies with the mission to lead our nation to utter ruin and humiliation! Our ancestors would be ashamed if they saw the destruction in which the anarchists and socialists have led our nation. Those traitors of their nation need to be taken down sooner or later or our nation shall be bankrupted, subjugated by foreign enemies and our racial purity shall be lost!

    Firstly, with the so call "secularism", the socialists want to erase our culture! A nation without culture, without tradition, without a religion to believe in is prey to our foes who will assimilate us and make us people with no identity or, worse, foreign identity. Without our tradition and our church, will we still be Pulian? Or shall we be just some random people called Pulians? Will we still be a nation or just a group of people!? Without a strong culture to protect our nation identity, it sure that our racial purity shall be lost! For the anarchists want to open the borders and allow migrants to come in thousands to our nation! They shall take your jobs, rape your women and assimilate us in their culture thus taking over our nation!! Our glorious nation with it's long and glorified history shall be lost! How can we stand this!? Shall we allow them to surrender our nation to our enemies!? To the inferior people who should be our slaves!? No! No! No!!!!

    Secondly, they have ruined the economy. In order to make projects, instead of taxing the rich and adopting policies of economic growth, they have led our nation to have a primary deficit. This means that we spend more money than we gain. So, sooner or later, our nation shall be bankrupt. And when this happens, when you will all become poor and you will be in their mercy, the socialists will steal your property. All this time, they protect their rich friends and it is you who pay for those projects. The combination of deficits and non-taxation of the rich and overtaxation of the rest of the people will lead our nation to economic destruction. The railways can also be build with fewer money than the ones spend by the government. Guess who pocket the extra money?! Guess who become rich while you pay all your taxes?!

    Last but not least, those incompetent traitors who are not real Pulians but foreign spies, do not do anything despite the fact that the nation of Eruch plans to attack us and subjugate us! They want to make you slaves, to rape your women and steal your property and the incompetent government does not do anything!! I propose that we attack them before they attack us! We should send military forces in a surprise attack to conquer them. Our soldiers are all brave and strong and their racial superiority will make sure that we shall defeat the inferior people of Eruch.

    Once we conquer Eruch, their lands should be divided and given to you, Pulians! So you can have a civilized standard of living! And the people of Eruch should be made slaves and work for you so that you can become richer and be able to study and make yourself wise while the slaves work for you. The place of inferior peoples is to be slaves to you Pulians, the most superior race and the greatest and most glorious people of the world!!

    So, this government must fall and we should strike back against our enemies!!!! The time has come for our nation to be glorified!! I have faith in you! You are the greatest people of the world. But you need to prove it! Now it is the time do so. Thank you for hearing me.
     
  17. Wyverncraft

    Wyverncraft ¡Viva la Revolución!

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    It may be a good idea to put speeches, especially long ones such as that, in spoilers to avoid walls of text
     
  18. christos200

    christos200 Never tell me the odds

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    Ok. I did that.
     
  19. Heerlo

    Heerlo Jedi Master Hearlo

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    Then expect fierce opposition in return, from me!

    OOC: Welcome to the game, though, and no offense intended. ;)
     
  20. megamihime

    megamihime Chieftain

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    At the sight of the Nationalist's Party first speech, Sofia Megame reportedly responded with absolute elegance; "What."

    OOC: Welcome! Hope we can get along! Though, our characters probably wouldn't...
     

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