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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. Heerlo

    Heerlo Jedi Master Hearlo

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    The former Prime Minister Heerlo delivers one final speech in Haven of Peace, on the day before the run-off elections.

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    Greetings, good citizens of Haven of Peace.

    I have not come to beg for your votes today. And I have not even come to discuss my policies for the government. I have already told you my plans in my last speech, and then I listened to you for several hours to hear your concerns and desires.

    I have come here on the eve of this run-off election, simply to exhort my fellow-Pulians. Elections are important; it is during this time that you decide who will help lead your country for the next decade. I advise you to choose wisely.

    And I am not implying that I am the best candidate between me and Miss Megame. I am simply asking you to choose for yourselves who you think is best to represent you, whether it is me, or Miss Megame.

    Regardless of who wins these elections, may you and all of Pulias prosper in the coming decade. God bless you all!



    Upon this, the old Pulian left straight for his home just a couple of miles down the street, waiting to see what the next day had in store for him.
     
  2. Heerlo

    Heerlo Jedi Master Hearlo

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    Just wanted to let you guys know, after tomorrow I may not be very active for the next few days. The house I'm moving into does not yet have internet, and cell phone signal isn't so great there.
     
  3. cpm4001

    cpm4001 Goggleman

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    Thanks for the heads-up. Send me a PM with your vote (though I suspect I know what it is) now if you want, and good luck with the rest of the move.
     
  4. cpm4001

    cpm4001 Goggleman

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    Coronation of Franz Carl von Grubsbah of Pulias


    The lamentable death of the Grand High Exalted Majah left our nation without a leader during the recent elections, but said situation has been remedied. Pulias again has a monarch! Said monarch, Franz Carl von Grubsbah, was crowned in a private ceremony at the royal palace today, having arrived by coach in secret the preceding day. He then proceeded to appear, in full coronation garb, on the balcony of the royal palace, there to announce to the assembled crowd* that he was extremely pleased to be their new monarch. He followed this announcement up with the proclamation that, instead of continuing the tradition set by his predecessor, he would adopt the more conventional title of Emperor. After scattered applause (mostly by the horse-cart), the Emperor retired back into the palace.

    The man is a scion of a prominent pre-Fall royal family, and one of the few remaining members of said dynasty. On its own, this is enough to make him somewhat suspect in the eyes of many, who have been used, both before and after the Fall, to rulers hailing from our own nation. Furthermore, his lack of substantial public appearances is somewhat disturbing; even during his decline the Majah was known for going out in public, distributing doughnuts to passersby**. However, the man does have the advantages of being wed, seemingly not insane, and certainly capable of governing the nation. One wonders, however, how he and the incoming Pulian Legislature will get along – will he be cooperative, as was the Majah? Will he take an aggressive stance? Or will he be somewhere in-between? It remains to be seen.​

    *Two pigeons, a flower-seller, three random Pulians, and a small horse-cart.

    **Arguably this should have been a tip-off that the Majah wasn’t all there.
     
  5. Melda

    Melda Wannabe Psephologist

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  6. megamihime

    megamihime Chieftain

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    Melda, you are awesome, you know that right? :D
     
  7. Melda

    Melda Wannabe Psephologist

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    Aww, thanks. :D

    This here started because Magnive asked about tracking down an interview he'd previously done with Harland Godwin in the Haven Herald, and suggested an index would be helpful. It's kind of snowballed from there. ;)

    By the way, did you know I'm also running my own scenario? *nudge, nudge, wink, wink, Tribal Elders of Delphi, cough, cough* :lol:
     
  8. christos200

    christos200 Never tell me the odds

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    OOC: Thanks for the welcome. :D

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    People of Pulias City! Last time I told you how those foreign spies who call themselves "socialists" plot to destroy our nation. How they have bankrupted our nation and how they plan to corrupt our racial purity! Now, I shall outline to you our policies for bringing glory to this nation.

    The socialists nationalized important industries and gave them to their friends, the rich oligarchs who grow ever richer under the socialists. We shall privatize those industries so they can be given to honest Pulian businessmen and, at the same time, the rich oligarchs will lose control of those vital industries and we will be able to jail them! That means that taxes will be lowered as the wealth of the rich oligarchs will be confiscated by the state. The privatizations will be transparent and only Pulians would be allowed to invest. This way, the economy can grow and honest businessmen can invest and create new jobs. Having a free market is vital, for the socialists want the state to control everything so that they and their rich oligarchs - friends can establish a dictatorship! For if the state controls everything, how can liberty be ensured!? They threaten our democracy!!

    Secondly, we should send military units to the borders to shoot at the migrants who try to invade our nation! The military should also search the nation for migrants and kill them on the spot for they will steal our jobs, corrupt our nation and racial purity, will steal and rape and they will bring chaos to the country!! So we should stop this disease from spreading. I officially accuse the socialists of having a plan to use the migrants as a force to corrupt our nation. So I officially call all Pulians to take actions themselves and attack by themselves the migrants!!! Violence against the violence of the socialists and migrants!!!!

    Thirdly, we want to end the deficits and ensure fiscal stability. Only if we have a surplus can our economy grow. I also call for large scale armaments and the strengthening of the military so we can strike back at Eruch! As I said, a takeover of Eruch is vital if we want to secure living space. For the lands we have under our control are not enough for our people and that is the reasons why there are poor people. If we take over Eruch, we shall divide their lands and give them to our people. The first to be given land will be the poor Pulians and then the middle class. This way, we can end poverty and unemployment, as everyone will have some land. The people of Eruch shall become slaves and shall work in farms and factories. This way, our industrial production will rise and our economy shall witness substantial growth as the slaves will work 16 hours per day for free, thus boosting our economy and allowing us to build a welfare state.

    Finally, a friend of mine has told me that the socialists plan to use fraud in the elections. Is this true? Is this the first step towards the creation of an one party socialist state?! Do they threaten our democracy!? Our liberties!? I hope not. I hope that this is not true. But I warn the socialists that if they dare to use fraud in the elections, I and my supporters shall charge into the ministries and kick them out!! So, vote for us Nationalists, for we are the only ones who can secure democracy and the liberties of the people, which the Socialists threaten!

    Finally, I want to say this: even if they do not use fraud, the socialists should be tried for treason. For they are traitors to the nation. They allow migrants to invade the nation, have destroyed the national economy and bankrupted the state, have nationalized industries and given them to rich oligarchs, they take bribes and they have allowed our nation to be defenseless when the Eruch is ready to strike. I promise that I shall hang the traitors if a Nationalist government is elected!!

    Hang the traitors, glorify the nation!!!


    Vote the Nationalists!!!
     
  9. Melda

    Melda Wannabe Psephologist

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    ((Just to make sure I haven't missed anything, your party name is Nationalist Party, your party's colour is black.

    What's your character's name?))
     
  10. christos200

    christos200 Never tell me the odds

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    Christos Von Bismarck.
     
  11. megamihime

    megamihime Chieftain

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    Sofia eloquently expressed her opinion on the new challenger; "I think this guy is kind of a jacka**." she reportedly said, before resuming getting drunk.
     
  12. Melda

    Melda Wannabe Psephologist

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    ((Any objections if I capitalise it Christos von Bismarck?))
     
  13. christos200

    christos200 Never tell me the odds

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  14. christos200

    christos200 Never tell me the odds

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    No. I am ok with that.
     
  15. megamihime

    megamihime Chieftain

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    Wasn't Pulias originally Great Britain? And Christos von Bismarck is pretty german-sounding...which means, just like fellow fascist Adolf Hitler, Christos von Bismarck is an absolute hypocrite.

    On an unrelated note, I'm tempted to make another character just for the Nationalist Party.
     
  16. Gurra09

    Gurra09 Guru of Hekkia

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    OOC: Pulias is indeed the successor of Great Britain, and the nation of Eruch which the Nationalist Party is calling for a war against is a German state. :p

    IC: Aurora Gurra is holding a speech in Pulias City.

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    Good morning, citizens of Pulias City - my friends and fellow neighbours. It has come to my awareness that slanderous and unproven claims have been directed against the Pulias People's Party and our comrades without any basis in truth or reality. I reject any accusations of voting fraud, and the non-partisan Pulian Electoral Commision can confirm this.

    We in the Pulias People's Party condemn violence in any form and are horrified by the Nationalist Party calling for attacks against immigrants and other nations in Europa. This is unlawful and goes against our democratic values - have we learnt nothing from the wars and destruction of the past? Europa has had an unprecedented era of peace since the Dawn and we aim to keep it that way. The people of this world all share a common heritage, and we must welcome our brothers and sisters to help them in their times of need. That is what a decent human being does, you don't turn on your neighbour and make them your slave - you help them back up on their feet so that you can stand together as equals.

    Socialism is the way of the people, rather than the way of the rich and powerful. A socialist state is a state for all of us together, and it is the way for a true democracy to be built. Only when you the people are in control can we move forward towards a society where we can all be free.

    Let us not take a step back. Let us not buy into the age-old propaganda of imperialism and one's birthright over the other. Let us open up our minds to the possibility that another world is possible - a world of peace, equality and freedom. A world where no man, woman, or child is a slave under violence and oppression.
     
  17. megamihime

    megamihime Chieftain

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    OOC: Is slavery legal in Pulias?

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    Sofia sighed at Aurora's speech. "When will people learn to stop feeding the trolls...? Er, no offense."
     
  18. Melda

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    My understanding is that slavery is not currently legal in any modern Europan nation.

    ((For a historical perspective, refer to this British law: the Slavery Abolition Act 1833.

    If it turns out slavery is not technically illegal that is interesting timing, especially because the new Senate will be sworn in during 1833, so a bill titled that could easily be before the Senate for consideration. :p))
     
  19. christos200

    christos200 Never tell me the odds

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    OOC: Well, I guess Bismarck is a bit hypocrite. :D

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    People of Pulias City! This Aurora Gurra, with his speech, is the best example of why we are becoming weaker and weaker while other nations rise to prominence despite the fact that we are of the Superior Race. You, my fellow Pulians, are not brothers with the people of Eruch and the other nations. You are superior. They are inferior people who are only worthy to be your slaves while you Pulians belong to the Superior Race and thus you are destined to be the greatest nation in Europa!!!

    This Mr. Gurra lies when he says that all people are equal. How can the master race of Pulians be equal with those dirty migrants and the barbaric people of Eruch? I ask you, my fellow Pulians, what do you believe? That you are equal with all other nations or that you are superior and it is only just for you to be the masters of Europa?! Mr. Gurra and the socialists are mediocre and will lead you to decline. I will lead you to a new era of glory!! History books will write that a nation woke up, broke the chains of socialism and launched military campaigns across Europa which led it to become the greatest Empire the world has ever seen!! And our descendants will be proud to belong to the Pulian Master Race and shall feel proud having you as their parents!! They shall feel PRIDE!!

    If the Socialist plan is a success, we will become a minority in our own land! You Pulians shall become a minority and the migrants the majority!! The Socialists want this to happen for the migrants are SLAVES of the Socialists and so the Socialists will be able to build a one party state! I officially accuse the Socialists of wanting to overthrow our democracy and establish a Socialist dictatorship!!

    Also, the migrants shall work for far less money than you do. So, the employees will hire only the cheap labor, the migrants, while you will starve and your children will have no food and no care. The migration shall also lead to an increase of crimes and the migrants will raid your houses, kill your family and rape your women!! But this is what the Socialists want!

    For this reason, once again I call you Pulians to arm yourselves and attack the migrants. Kill them wherever they are! And if the government puts the safety of the migrants above your own safety, I assure you that we shall hang the traitors once a Nationalist government is formed!!

    Hang the traitors, glorify the nation!!!!


    Vote the Nationalists and I promise to establish a one thousand years Empire!!

    Hail the Nation! Hail the Nation!!
     
  20. megamihime

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    "Poor von Bismarck can't tell the difference between a man and a woman, it seems." Sofia sarcastically said.

    (How Sofia can respond to these things so quickly despite being in Haven of Peace, nobody knows.)
     

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