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The New Order: A Cold War RP
A Black Curtain Hangs over the Pacific, Atlantic, and the Russian Anarchy. The year 1962 in the New Order is familiar yet so far removed from our own, the echoes of civil rights across America as the country attempts to reconcile its past with its future, the subtle intrigue of cold war politics as the big three attempts to get a leg up in their cold war. Yet it is also very different, into Europe not a single flag of freedom can be seen, the German sphere retains a brutal grip over their holdings, while the Triumverate of Italy, Iberia, and Turkey, formed out of a need to protect against the Teuton of the north, rests at a shakey impasse, it's future uncertain. East of Europe is the anarchy of Russia and Siberia, Red, White, even old soviet officials have taken their own fiefs, as a result, Russia features a variety of ideological contenders, from those seeking to restore the old Union, to those seeking to restore the old Empire, to even those attempting to align with the Reich. In Asia, the powers of Japan claim liberation for Asia from imperialist powers, what remains obvious however is that the nations of Asia remain chained to their overlords.


To join pick a country on the map and I'll give you a blurb, this will start when three people have joined on Monday. To join pick a country and I'll give you their blurb. Each day will be a month in game. I will GM this and remember,

The world will get better in some way by the end of this.
 
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Can I play as Scotland, please Scotland ?
(04-17-2021, 07:55 PM)Kyng Wrote: [ -> ]The image isn't showing up for me, but it works if I follow the link :) .

Can I play as Scotland, please Scotland ?

The Republic of Scottland
Following Sealion, Scottish General Douglass Wimberly and the Scottish National Party. Following the invasion of England, the Scottish distrusted the English refugees, viewing them as oppressors, some even believing some to be agents of the Collaborator regime installed in England. Whatever the case, Scottland is the last free democracy on the Isles.

Parties
The Republic of Scottland is home to three political parties
Scottish National Party: The Scottish National Party is led by President John MacCormick, affectionately known as 'the King', and his protege Robert McIntyre, to many in Scottland MacCormick's continued presidency symbolizes Scottish sovereignty. This however is a double-edged sword, as opponents of the SNP paint him as a monarch in all but on paper. Additionally, as MacCormick's health continues to decline, many are worried that the Scottish state could be paralyzed if he were to become incapacitated.
Independent Labour Party: Following Sealion, the Labour Party fractured, with leaders in England being arrested. The ILP was thought to be dying out due to the popularity of the SNP until SNP member William Wolfe crossed the aisle.
Unionist Party: Although mostly regarded to be a rump party the UP, led by Priscilla Buchan is hopeful for the future. While lacking in membership, members are committed.


Another faction, but not a party, is the Scottish Armed Forces, led by Douglass Wimberly. Of his closest friends and generals, Douglass is a paranoid man and has the Army on constant alert from the Collaborationists in the south, or god forbid, the Germans. While content with the state of the Armed Forces, Douglass is not afraid to sacrifice Scottish Democracy for its Independence.
@ Kyng 

Alone on the Isles
Throughout its history, Scottland has faced many issues concerning tyranny, from the Romans to the Vikings. Seemingly, however, free Scottland faces a great many problems, from the growing English Diaspora, the elderly MacCormick, and a world filled with Tyrants. Will the SNP hold Scottland together?

English Minority:
Poverty: 28.05%
Monthly Poverty Change: 0.05%
English Population: 35%
Monthly English Population Change: 0%
English Approval of the Current Government: 23.8%
Monthly English Approval Change: -0.2%


World Events
The Reich Last Conquest
Today, on January 19th, 1962, Germany announced that Ebhard Kollner was the first man to land on the moon, placing Germany in the firm lead of the Space Race. Statements from President Nixon announce plans for a permanent base on the moon, while Prime Minister Ino Hiroya vows to land on Mars.

Assassins Strike At Hitler
Today, on January 26th, 1962, various sources from Germania confirm the presence of martial law following the attempted assassination of Hitler by Kempeitai agents. Nonetheless this has exposed many weaknesses in the German State


As a player, you can act on the threads presented.
OOC: Let me know if I'm doing this wrong :P .

BIC: As he lay in his opulent bedroom in the grand presidential estate at Balmoral, John MacCormick reflected on his tenure as President of Scotland. There were, of course, a great many successes to be proud of. The nation enjoyed a stable and prosperous economy - which had been bolstered further by the recent discovery of large oil and natural gas reserves in the North Sea. There were also plenty of sporting and cultural achievements to be proud of: Scotsman Jim Clark was beating the world in motorsport, and his compatriot Sean Connery was about to become a major star in the role of James Bond. However, to President MacCormick, his greatest achievement was the preservation and strengthening of Scotland's democratic system - which was the envy of oppressed citizens living under the jackboots of tyrants the world over - not least next door in England.

However, these English neighbours were beginning to present problems. President MacCormick had cast an empathetic eye towards his own southern border - and generously allowed in a large number of refugees. Initially, these people showed immense gratitude towards President MacCormick - but, unfortunately, they were still struggling to assimilate into Scottish society. As a result, MacCormick had taken a more hard-line stance against these refugees in recent years - which had caused substantial erosion of his approval rating among the English population. Indeed, there were increasingly-pervasive fears that some English factions would turn violent, and attempt to form a new state of their very own. However, MacCormick knew that his time was up: he no longer had the energy to address this issue, and any resolution would have to be left to his hand-picked successor, Robert McIntyre.
(04-21-2021, 09:41 PM)Kyng Wrote: [ -> ]OOC: Let me know if I'm doing this wrong :P .

BIC: As he lay in his opulent bedroom in the grand presidential estate at Balmoral, John MacCormick reflected on his tenure as President of Scotland. There were, of course, a great many successes to be proud of. The nation enjoyed a stable and prosperous economy - which had been bolstered further by the recent discovery of large oil and natural gas reserves in the North Sea. There were also plenty of sporting and cultural achievements to be proud of: Scotsman Jim Clark was beating the world in motorsport, and his compatriot Sean Connery was about to become a major star in the role of James Bond. However, to President MacCormick, his greatest achievement was the preservation and strengthening of Scotland's democratic system - which was the envy of oppressed citizens living under the jackboots of tyrants the world over - not least next door in England.

However, these English neighbours were beginning to present problems. President MacCormick had cast an empathetic eye towards his own southern border - and generously allowed in a large number of refugees. Initially, these people showed immense gratitude towards President MacCormick - but, unfortunately, they were still struggling to assimilate into Scottish society. As a result, MacCormick had taken a more hard-line stance against these refugees in recent years - which had caused substantial erosion of his approval rating among the English population. Indeed, there were increasingly-pervasive fears that some English factions would turn violent, and attempt to form a new state of their very own. However, MacCormick knew that his time was up: he no longer had the energy to address this issue, and any resolution would have to be left to his hand-picked successor, Robert McIntyre.

OOC: While MacCormick is the Head of State, McIntyre functions as the head of government, CNTRL + H and you should be good.
@ Kyng

English Minority:
Poverty: 28.1%
Monthly Poverty Change: 0.05%
English Population: 35%
Monthly English Population Change: 0%
English Approval of the Current Government: 23.6%
Monthly English Approval Change: -0.2%


Not So Alone...
Scottland is a democracy in a precarious situation, constantly on alert from the Germans. This sentiment is expressed most fittingly by General Douglass Wimberly. The Scottish Government must balance the tightrope. Clean up the Military's mess, don't rock the boat.
Paranoia of the Armed Forces: Paranoid (5)
Armed Forces Opinion of the Government: Disgruntled (3)


Live From Scottland
Scotland's first color broadcast of the SBC occurred today, while the Collaborators had their EBC, it had been black and white, and quite bland. Homes across Scottland, and the pirate radios of England illuminate.

World Events
War on the Horizon

Following pressure from the Reichstag, Hermann Goering was confirmed on February 2nd by Hitler to serve as his successor. Goering enjoys wide support from the Wehrmacht and the Nazi Old Guard.
Robert McIntyre had his eyes transfixed to his colour TV set, watching every moment of the news coverage. He was particularly concerned by the implications of Goering's succession: it was certainly no secret that it was going to happen soon, but now he and other leaders would have to deal with it for real. Of course, this meant keeping a watchful eye on his military, and ensuring they were prepared for any kind of surprise attack.

One way in which he could use this to his advantage, however, was by bolstering support among the English population. They had just fled a regime which bore some similarities to Goering's - and so, by sending out propaganda that drew attention to the parallels between England and Germany, he hoped to make Scotland look far better by comparison...
Matilda cleans the wall. Paul arrives home early, his son George steps out in shame.
"Why is he home early?"
"Fighting."
"Again!?"
"Its not his fault Matilda, the other boys called him a spy and beat up on him. We fought in the same war they did. What are you cleaning?"
"An egg."


The English Aid Act:
The propaganda posters are a limited success, slowing the rate of English disapproval. While some paint the royal party, indeed the only English faction legally allowed to hold a majority, as willing collaborators caring more about their place in government than the English people. Most posters play up the role of the National Front, in reality, an insignificant but sinister faction of the Royal Party led by Arthur Kenneth Chesterton, who is, accurately, portrayed as an enthused and motivated collaborator.

Far more pressing however is the English Aid Act, recently proposed by the Independent Labour Party. The Act would raise the refugee cap and provide better funds for settling refugees, while the act cannot be passed without the SNP, supporting the bill may cost them the election.

English Minority:
Poverty: 28.15%
Monthly Poverty Change: 0.05%
English Population: 35%
Monthly English Population Change: 0%
English Approval of the Current Government: 23.4%
Monthly English Approval Change: -0.15%


The Mad Man's Request:
Douglass Wimberly stands at his desk chewing on his pen. The armed forces does not have enough funding, but the President is bedridden, besides, if Parliament hasn't responded to his last letter they must be busy. Despite this however, Wimberly funds himself walking to the post office.

Paranoia of the Armed Forces: Paranoid (5)
Armed Forces Opinion of the Government: Disgruntled (3)


Labour Meets with Unionists
Today, the labor party met with the Unionist party in a joint conference. While a rocky start, the Unionists salvaged the meeting with a parallel to the partnership of Great Britain.

@ Kyng 
Despite his dismay with the limited success of the propaganda posters, Robert McIntyre is unwilling to make further concessions to the English at this point. He is fully aware that an election is looming, and he is unlikely to win if the English Aid Act passes in the form that is being presented by the International Labour Party. After all, the fight for independence was still fresh in the memory, and many within his own party had fought and struggled against the very same English who would be receiving large sums of aid under the Independent Labour Party plan.

In the end, he devised a counter-proposal: the National Unity Act. This still contained aid for English refugees, albeit only half as much - with the remainder being redirected to the military, so that they could secure the border and counter any threats that might be lurking in the distance.
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