Under Brian Mulroney, the PC party has governed Canada since 1984. A large recession, the fight over the GST, and the collapse of the Meech Lake and Charlottetown Accords destroyed Brian Mulroney’s final term. Kim Campbell has now been selected Prime Minister after Mulroney’s resignation. Now, Kim Campbell hopes to have a clean slate and salvage Progressive Conservative fortunes. But with an economic recession and Mulroney’s unfavorable policies still in voters’ minds, along with the rise of two strong regional parties in the West and Québec, will the new Prime Minister be able to hold off Chrétien’s Liberals?
Four years after a close Presidential election, incumbent President Timothy Hissenger is leading the party into the 2016 elections- or will he? Hawks and Doves have lined up to take on the President, while both parties are battling for control of the legislative branch of the federal government. It’s campaign time in the Republic of Albia. Below you will find four scenarios: President, Senate, The Assembly and the Governors elections. Will Hawks continue to dominate state and national government? Will Doves finally be able to get up out of their electoral pit? Will Alex Hardy and the Albian Independent Party challenge the two party system, or even overthrow it?
All Feed back is welcome and appreciated!
UPDATE: After some suggestions, I made some changes revolving around fundraising. Hopefully this will make the campaigns a bit more difficult to play. Any further feedback is welcome!
Happy 4th of July! Since so much has changed since my last update on the 2020 race, I’ll be adding a new one. Many of the stats are more balanced and more accurate since the race has further developed.
Poll numbers are changed
Characters added, third parties and candidates who did not make the debates are turned off during the primaries to help the game go faster. Turn them on at your discretion.
After working on this hobby of mine for the past 12 years, I am proud to present the first campaign for the Republic of Albia (ROA) to be released publicly! The ROA is a fictional country located on the continent of Acadia in the Atlantic ocean. There are five parties in the ROA, and they are:
Hawk Party of Albia (HPA)
The current “big-tent” party. The HPA has a plurality of registered voters. It can be divided into four main factions: Libertarian and libertarian leaning, Northern Conservatives, Southern Conservatives and Moderates. Northern Conservatives tend to focus on conservative economic policy, while Southern Conservatives tend to focus on social conservative policy. N. Cons are moderately conservative on foreign policy while SoCons are very conservative on foreign policy. The Hawk Party has held the Presidency for the past 12 years, winning four consecutive elections. They have held the Senate since 2009, and the Assembly of the People from 2011-2019.
Dove Party of Albia (DPA)
The Dove Party of Albia is made up of mostly moderate and progressive voters. There are smaller factions of socialists and left-leaning libertarians, and even some conservative voters. The party is more divided along ideological lines than regional lines. It is the second largest party in the Republic. With four consecutive national elections losses, it is a party looking for its identity. They captured the Assembly in 2018 for the first time since 2009.
Albian Independent Party (AIP)
The AIP is the largest third party in the Republic and was formed in 2000. It has an almost uniformly moderate platform, and it often runs candidates in almost every state. In 2016, the AIP nominated former Hawk Governor turned AIP Senator Alex Hardy of Tolova and had their most successful candidate ever. Hardy won 557,759 votes, or 5.9%, of the national popular vote, the most successful run by a third party candidate post-Military Party era (Hardy did not win any electoral votes though.) Hardy even managed to win the 2nd largest county by population in the Republic. Hardy lost re-election to the Senate in 2018, and the once bright future of the party is now very much in doubt. The AIP has ballot access in most states.
Albian Libertarian Party (ALP)
The ALP is the third oldest party in the ROA, formed in 1971 in response to potential military intervention in the Vorga region. The ALP professes a strict libertarian philosophy, advocating for peace, small government and liberal social positions. The party’s stance in favor of abortion rights and legalizing drugs has long plagued the party from gaining traction with the mainstream (the ROA is one of the more religious countries in the world.) The party has had minimal success at the national level, despite the libertarian swing of the past decade. It has had the most success in the rural and isolated state of New Pur in the state’s territorial days. However, since statehood, the party has not won a state or federal election. It has some ballot access, but still has a long way to go.
Tree Party of Albia (TPA)
The TPA was formed in 2009 in response to the growing threat of global warming. The party platform calls for “a radical plan to greatly alter the trajectory of the Albian social and economic track to a more ecologically-friendly destination.” While starting out as a single-issue party, it has now branched out into other issues. The TPA platform now calls for the legalization of marijuana and strong restrictions on gun rights. Despite its short history, the TPA has had a moderate amount of impact at the Presidential level as a third party. In 2012 and 2016, the party nominated former Dove Congresswoman Cynthia Carlson as the party nominee. While not gaining much national success, Carlson captured 15% of the vote in her home state. This was enough to swing the state to then-Governor and Hawk Party nominee Timothy Hissenger. Hissenger, thus, winning the 2012 election. The TPA is currently the smallest party in the ROA and it has the least amount of ballot access nationwide.
In this scenario, you play as the chair of the campaign committee of your respective party to get candidates elected to statewide office in the states of Weers, Cheroka, Zaracona, Musca, Liptona, Tobosa and Prescott. I have included in the .zip folder a Word document briefly detailing each Gubernatorial race. I have devised a system of deciding primaries to decide who all the candidates were for each race. This is my first campaign released publicly, and I usually only spacebar through the campaign to get the results as the “None of the Above” ballot option. I have never played this campaign as one of the parties, so any feedback as to how I can make this better is welcome. I am currently working on the 2020 elections, and I hope to release the Presidential Election in the next few months. 2020 will include the Presidential Election, State Elections, Assembly Elections and Senate Elections. I may also release the previous 2018 and 2016 campaigns in the near future.
Please let me know what you think! I sincerely hope you enjoy!
Wales overwhelmingly rejected a devolved Assembly in 1979 by a margin of 80%-20% but after Tony Blair won the general election of May 1997, devolution was firmly back on the table. Labour and the Liberal Democrats are pushing for a yes vote and though they don’t think the plans go far enough, Plaid Cymru has reluctantly accepted Labour’s proposals for a National Assembly. Meanwhile the ‘Just Say No’ campaign is mainly made up of Conservatives but was formed by dissident Labour members, Carys Pugh and Betty Bowen, in the working class Labour stronghold of the Rhondda. They are less well organised than the establishment backed Yes for Wales campaign but are nevertheless confident of victory. Can the Yes campaign win in Wales or will the No side deal Tony Blair and his New Labour government their first setback?
Yes For Wales Campaign
Ron Davies (Labour)
Dafydd Wigley (Plaid Cymru)
Peter Hain (Labour)
Leighton Andrews (Labour)
Richard Livsey (Liberal Democrats)
Just Say No Campaign
Nick Bourne (Conservative)
Carys Pugh (Labour)
Betty Bowen (Labour)
Tim Williams (Labour)
Robert Hodge (Conservative)
Devolution in Wales and Scotland celebrates its twentieth anniversary this year and for Wales, this campaign is where it started. The campaign was hard fought and in the end, the Yes campaign clinched victory by the slimmest of margins. Devolution is still a hot topic in Wales, with some wanting to restrict the powers of the Assembly and others supporting increased powers for Wales.
The growth of Euroscepticism in Britain has resulted in this referendum. David Cameron has sought to renegotiate Britain’s place in the EU but many think he hasn’t done enough. The battle lines are drawn and Britain’s political heavyweights are ready to tackle the biggest issue in British politics. Will Britain vote to remain in the EU or will they vote to upset the establishment and undo fourty years of European integration?
Boris Johnson (Conservative)
Michael Gove (Conservative)
Gisela Stuart (Labour)
Nigel Farage (UKIP)
Britain Stronger in Europe
David Cameron (Conservative)
George Osborne (Conservative)
Alan Johnson (Labour)
Stuart Rose (Conservative)
Three years ago, the EU Referendum changed everything in British politics. The campaign was exciting, it engaged millions of voters and in the end leave won 52%-48%. Brexit has dominated British politics since that result in 2016 and this campaign was where it all started!
Just weeks after achieving a substantial majority for the Labour Party in Carmarthen at the 1966 General Election, Megan Lloyd-George died of cancer. The by-election in the seat is proving to be much closer than many expected as criticism of the Labour government over local pit closures, rural issues and their treatment of Welsh speaking communities has added pressure to an already unpopular Labour candidate’s campaign. The seat has traditionally been a battle between Labour and the Liberals but Plaid Cymru are on the march in this largely Welsh speaking constituency and their President, Gwynfor Evans, is their candidate in the by-election. Can he pull off a historic victory for the Welsh nationalist party by going from third place to first and winning them their first MP or can Prys Davies hold on for Labour?
Parties and Candidates:
Labour – Gwilym Prys Davies
Plaid Cymru – Gwynfor Evans
Liberal – Hywel Davies
Conservatives – Simon Day
The 1966 Carmarthen By-Election was a pivotal moment in the modern history of Wales as it saw Plaid Cymru elect their first MP to Parliament. It is often considered to be a turning point in the political direction of Wales, with many maintaining that Plaid Cymru’s victory in Carmarthen laid the foundations for devolution in Wales.
After months of crisis in Westminster, all eyes are on Peterborough for one of the most important by-elections in recent history. The city’s disgraced Labour MP was forced out by a public petiton and all parties are now scrambling to take the seat. The brand new Brexit Party are on the march in this heavily leave voting Labour/Tory marginal. Can Farage’s party get their first MP within eight weeks of launching or will the main parties hold on?
Parties and Candidates:
Labour – Lisa Forbes
Brexit Party – Mike Greene / Nigel Farage
Conservatives – Paul Bristow / Stewart Jackson
Liberal Democrats – Beki Sellick
Green Party – Joseph Wells
UKIP – John Whitby
SDP – Patrick O’Flynn
Renew – Peter Ward
Independent – Fiona Onasanya / George Galloway / Femi Oluwole
Each of the main parties as well as some minor parties are included. There is a choice of three Independent candidates, Fiona Onasanya (the disgraced former MP), George Galloway (who intended to stand as an Independent left-wing pro-Brexit candidate) and Femi Oluwole (a remain campaigner who sought the endorsement of numerous remain parties to field a single pro-EU candidate).
This is an alternate version of VCCzar’s 1896 Scenario, I’ve adjusted regional issue centers to make certain regions friendlier to certain candidates. For example, I made the South and West, more friendly to Pro-Silver, and Anti-Tariff candidates, and made New England more friendly to Pro-Gold, Protectionist candidates, to prevent situations like McKinley winning Alabama, and Bryan winning Vermont.
I’ve added The National Party, the Socialist Labor Party, and a default off Populist party.
What if the populist party nominated it’s own candidate for president rather than co-nominating Bryan? What if Silver Republican Senator, Henry Teller ran for President? What if Eugene Debs ran an election early? All these question and more, can be answered with this scenario.
Updated on June 16th 2019.
I fixed Seymour F. Norton’s attributes and platform from when I copied him over from William Jennings Bryan, I also added Virginian Senator, John W. Daniel, a noted supporter of the “Lost Cause of the Confederacy” myth, who historically declined to be nominated. I changed how many PIPs each candidate has,and finally, I added a “God Meddler” ‘candidate’ in the Simulation ‘party’, for if you want to influence the election.