Post by lightninglynx89 on Jul 5, 2016 23:07:42 GMT
Of the People, by the People, for the People: Election Game
The United States is one of the first large nations to adopt democracy to such a strong degree. No longer is it associated with the old Greek city states of the Classical Era, but to a young nation whom is scoffed and questioned by the Old World. A nation whom fought a bloody war for their independence, a country whom fought tooth and nail for the right to governed themselves, and not be governed by a king across the waves. Though their was a tumultuous time for the young nation, the Articles of Confederation created a weak government to many, and seemed very ineffective. In 1788 the United States Constitution was adopted, expanding the federal government from a simple legislative government, to a government housing a judicial and an executive position in government. Now all that was needed was for that executive to be chosen, voted by the people. Their first of hopefully many presidents of this young nation.
Points and their Allocation
I want to encourage more participation by presenting a reward for those who do so. I want to give out points to people who write news story, Op Eds, make wikiboxes, maps, or perhaps even do a good bit of roleplaying with your own character. I am looking for items with a bit of a substance before giving away a point. see these points being used to influence the primaries and general election.
1 point can be used to cast an extra vote for a candidate in the primary.
10 points (subject to change on practice) can be used to change any of the following electoral keys for or against the incumbent:
- Key 1 - Party Mandate: After the midterm elections, the incumbent party holds more seats in the U.S. House of Representatives than after the previous midterm elections.
- Key 3 - Incumbency: The incumbent party candidate is the sitting president. This can only be used to prevent an incumbent for running for a second term.
- Key 4 - Third party: There is no significant third party or independent campaign.
- Key 5 - Short term economy: The economy is not in recession during the election campaign.
- Key 6 - Long term economy: Real per capita economic growth during the term equals or exceeds mean growth during the previous two terms.
- Key 7 - Policy change: The incumbent administration effects major changes in national policy.
- Key 8 - Social unrest: There is no sustained social unrest during the term.
- Key 9 - Scandal: The incumbent administration is untainted by major scandal.
- Key 10 - Foreign/military failure: The incumbent administration suffers no major failure in foreign or military affairs.
- Key 11 - Foreign/military success: The incumbent administration achieves a major success in foreign or military affairs.
If a key is locked in by the allocation points, I will decide what it looks like going into an election..
Now I'm kind of unsure whether or not to allow players to use player characters aka make the John Smith whom never existed and make him President, or to allow them to take a preexisting person, say a Lee or a JP Morgan, and push their political careers when they come of age.