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« on: January 20, 2018, 02:22:10 PM »
« edited: January 23, 2018, 11:16:54 PM by New Tennessean Politician »

As the poll for the Next Election Game is happening and as a way to keep a game fresh while I do my research, I have decided to do a new CSA presidential election Game, this time with actual backstory and parties set up. Without further Adieu, let's get this game started.

1879 Presidential Election:
 

Harris/Davis: 64/45.5%
Huntington/Haynes: 45/48.5%
Wigfall/Clay: 18/6%

President:

Isham G. Harris (C-TN) President from 1880-1886

In the Election of 1879, the rival to the Confederate Party, the Freedom Party, failed to give a candidate and thus 3 separate Candidates campaigned on the Confederate Ticket. Despite former Tennessee Governor barely getting the required 64 Electoral Votes to win, thus avoiding a 1824 situation, He would still lose the Popular vote by 3%. At the same time, his party slowly began to fall apart and by the end of 1881, Samuel J Huntington created the True Equality Party from the Left leaning supporters of the Confederate Party as well as the remnants of the Freedom Party and was thus powerful opposition to the President.

In 1882, the Moderates of the party left to form the Constitutional Party under John C. Breckenridge and they have been seen as the real successor to the President's party. At the same time, the Reactionist Party has been formed from the Right leaning members of the Confederate Party.

All three party leaders have announced that they will not be seeking to run for president in 1885 and many Historical Figure's have also denied the idea, calling Politics to not be in their interest anymore, thus giving the younger generation the chance to be president.

Parties:

Constitutional Party: This is the largest Party in the Nation and supports the Constitution of the Confederate States no matter what. They are considered the Moderates of the country.

True Equality Party: This party supports the idea of Centralizing the Nation via the Constitution and laying the groundwork for True Equality in the country. They are considered the Leftists of the country.

Reactionist Party This party supports the idea that the White Man is the most superior and that all other races, including the Native Allies in the Pueblo and Sequoyah territories, thus making them a tad bit too Radical for the Country.

List of Presidents:
1. Jefferson Davis (NP-MS) [1862-1868]
2. Alexander H. Stephens (C-GA) [1868-1874]
3. James Longstreet (C-VA) [1874-1880]
4. Isham G. Harris (C-TN) [1880-present]

Current Electoral Map (142 Electoral Votes; 72 Needed to Win):


Issues:

Mexican Intervention: Recently, there have been a number of skirmishes between us and the Mexican Military Junta and along the Rio Grande. Many in Congress have clamored for an intervention and perhaps in a few weeks, War will be declared. If that's the case, then the US puppet, The Chihuahuan Republic will be seen as great use by them as we will annex the MMJ once they have been defeated.



Anglo-American War of 1883: In 1883, Democratic President Samuel J. Tilden Declared war on the United Kingdom after an incident in which several British men attempted to take the Northwest territory for Canada. So far, the war has been a stalemate in Canada but the Union is making progress in the war. Many want to aid our British Ally but some fear that while we may be ready for a conquest of a Mexican faction in their Civil War, we are not let ready for a war against our Northern Rivals and there is the idea to keep the Union friendly, a policy President Harris has enforced.



Industrial Nation vs Agricultural Nation: There is a consistent war for control of the Economy between those for a
Agriculture and those for Industry. Whoever wins will determine the Economic future of the CSA



New National Bank: in 1876, President Longstreet determined that the Confederate National Bank was a failure and Practically and decided to end it and instead allowed our Economy to slow down and begin to repair itself. The 1877 charter for a New Bank that President Longstreet signed will officially come into effect in 1886. The question is, how will the new bank be handled?



50 Negros Act: In 1882, President Harris was able to repeal the 20 Negros Act but was forced to allow a replacement, the 50 Negros Act, which states that someone won't have to join during a draft if they 50 or more slaves or Negros under their command. The TEP and Constitutionalists both agree that this Act needs to be repealed and ended ASAP. The only question is if Congress will have more trickery up their sleeve to make a new Negros Act.



Character sheet:

Picture:
Name:
DoB:
Home State:
Previous Office(s):
Party:
Bio

Issue Stances:


Rules:

1. You can have 2 Endorsements per Turn unless they're a special Endorsement (Newspaper). PM me for an endorsement and have it be a reasonable one.

2. A turn is 96 hours long IRL and 1 month long in-game Until we begin the primaries, which I will detail below. Will give a 24 hour extension if asked.

3. There will be one party debate per turn in the primaries until we actually get past the Virginia Primary in March.

4. For issue Stances, you can choose Right, Centre-Right, Centre, Centre-Left, and Left and give a 3 sentence 1st POV explanation for your character. I also need a full list of your character's accomplishments and failures so I can make debate questions for each Candidate.

5. You can have a Historical Representative or Senator be your running mate once you've gained the needed delegates, though you will need to ask me if they would be interested.



JANUARY PRIMARIES


January 16th: Arkansas Primary (Co-334 Delegates; Te-456 Delegates; R-123 Delegates)

January 24th: Tennessee Primary (Co-564 Delegates; Te-443 Delegates; R-76 Delegates)


FEBRUARY PRIMARIES


February 7th: Louisana Primary (Co-217 Delegates; Te-112 Delegates; R-43 Delegates)

February 16th: Texas Primary (Co-312 Delegates; Te-245 Delegates; R-65 Delegates)

February 27th: Missouri Primary (Co-468 Delegates;Te-234 Delegates; R-32 Delegates)


MARCH PRIMARIES


March 5th: Kentucky Primary (Co-234 Delegates;Te-121 Delegates; R-16 Delegates)

March 14th: Florida Primary (Co-72 Delegates;Te-21 Delegates; R-7 Delegates)

March 19th: Virginia Primary (Co-598 Delegates;Te-675 Delegates; R-263 Delegates)


APRIL PRIMARIES


April 8th: North Carolina Primary (Co-123 Delegates;Te-47 Delegates; R-31 Delegates)

April 16th: South Carolina Primary (Co-176 Delegates;Te-115 Delegates; R-23 Delegates)


MAY PRIMARIES

May 17th: Georgia Primary (Co-234 Delegates;Te-117 Delegates; R-12 Delegates)

May 29th: Alabama Primary (Co-453 Delegates;Te-233 Delegates; R-37 Delegates)


JUNE PRIMARIES

June 14th: Mississippi Primary (Co-321 Delegates;Te-176 Delegates; R-97 Delegates)

Reactionist Delegates: 825 (434 to be Nominated)

Constitutional Delegates: 4106 (2072 to be Nominated)

True Equality Delegates: 2995 (1622 to be Nominated)

You can get delegates once you have a 15% polling in a state. Game starts in August 1884. Harris is bound to one term.

Current Constitutional Candidates:
James Houston Jr. (Co-TX) [Kingpoleon]



Current True Equality Candidates:



Current Reactionist Candidates:
Andrew Kolb Hilton (R-FL) [Jon698]

Maps of Mexico and Canada

Mexico, 1884:



Canada, 1884:

Hope to see you in this game!
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« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2018, 02:25:12 PM »

Also, the Party National Conventions will be in August 1885.
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« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2018, 02:46:05 PM »

Senate:



16-6-4
(14 or more for Senate majority)

House:



61-40-15

(60 or more needed for majority)
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« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2018, 03:23:54 PM »

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« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2018, 03:24:37 PM »

I want to be the same character that I was in the other game.
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« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2018, 03:25:48 PM »

I want to be the same character that I was in the other game.

Sadly, General Ramuser has stated that he has no interest in Politics. You can play as a soldier who served under him, however.
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« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2018, 04:39:56 PM »

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Name: James Houston Jr.
DoB: May 1, 1844
Home State: Texas
Previous Office(s): Governor of Texas
Party: Constitutional
Bio: He is the nephew of the famed Sam Houston. When the latter became sick before he died in 1864, James Houston Jr. moved into his house to help him. James would manage the finances of Houstonís estate, eventually convincing the man to free one slave named Joshua Houston. James then hired Joshua as the chief servant, offering food, board, and a meager amount of pay in order to win his loyalty. While not a member of the True Equality Party, James was a leader of the abolition of slavery West of the Mississippi, and he supports the status quo with eventual abolition in the East within a decade. Upon Sam Houstonís death, James Houston Jr. provided for his widow as well as his children, raising them as though they were his own sons. Joshua Houston eventually convinced James to free the rest of the slaves, provide much better housing and treatment, as well as a share of the profits, and let their children be educated. James hired a Yankee teacher to teach the servantsí children as well as his own. While an eighth goes to the widow, another three-eighths is divided among the servants, and the last eighth goes to the sons, James controls nearly two-fifths of the profits and manages the estate. He eventually adopted his two young nephews and married Catherine Downing, a daughter of the Confederate Cherokee chief. James would go on to expand the Houston estate greatly, increasing his worth several times over. His ties to the Cherokee nation allowed him to conduct a good deal of trade with them, and eventually he and leading Texas families created a business alliance that largely produced crops for Europe. They sold crops especially to Germany and the British. Once he became Governor, James began to reform the system and named Joshua Houston, who had changed his name to Joshua Green, as Secretary of Negro Affairs. Houston became a major power-broker in the country, with the President regularly meeting with him about military and economic matters. James has begun to hire German immigrants and English immigrants at his farm as well, causing some minor strife before he began making sure that the immigrants would work with blacks and not hiring men who wouldnít. James employs some families of both races, offering education for the children, besides the regular share of shelter and profit/crops, and his six-man entourage consists of eight men, two of whom are black, another two are immigrants, and his most trusted two are his nephews/sons. The other two are former soldiers he served with. Some disapprove of this as openly flaunting his wealth, but Houston considers them members of his household, and it has began to catch on with other Western politicians.

Issue Stances:
Mexican Intervention: Generally supports.
Anglo-American War: Propose that we keep the Union friendly, especially as we attack Mexico.
Nation: Mixed. Allow big cities to become industrial, but western expansion should center on providing food and agriculture for the nation.
New National Bank: A federally chartered system that supplies money to banks and is prepared to back currency with bimetallism: a 8:1 silver-to-gold ratio.
50 Negros Act: Repeal, especially since in much of the country there is a semi-feudalistic system that offers profit, food, and shelter to the blacks who work for it. James himself is particularly concerned with the implications for men like Joshua Houston, who James eventually gave his own estate and workers.
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« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2018, 04:43:15 PM »

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Name: James Houston Jr.
DoB: May 1, 1844
Home State: Texas
Previous Office(s): Governor of Texas
Party: Constitutional
Bio: He is the nephew of the famed Sam Houston. When the latter became sick before he died in 1864, James Houston Jr. moved into his house to help him. James would manage the finances of Houstonís estate, eventually convincing the man to free one slave named Joshua Houston. James then hired Joshua as the chief servant, offering food, board, and a meager amount of pay in order to win his loyalty. While not a member of the True Equality Party, James was a leader of the abolition of slavery West of the Mississippi, and he supports the status quo with eventual abolition in the East within a decade. Upon Sam Houstonís death, James Houston Jr. provided for his widow as well as his children, raising them as though they were his own sons. Joshua Houston eventually convinced James to free the rest of the slaves, provide much better housing and treatment, as well as a share of the profits, and let their children be educated. James hired a Yankee teacher to teach the servantsí children as well as his own. While an eighth goes to the widow, another three-eighths is divided among the servants, and the last eighth goes to the sons, James controls nearly two-fifths of the profits and manages the estate. He eventually adopted his two young nephews and married Catherine Downing, a daughter of the Confederate Cherokee chief. James would go on to expand the Houston estate greatly, increasing his worth several times over. His ties to the Cherokee nation allowed him to conduct a good deal of trade with them, and eventually he and leading Texas families created a business alliance that largely produced crops for Europe. They sold crops especially to Germany and the British. Once he became Governor, James began to reform the system and named Joshua Houston, who had changed his name to Joshua Green, as Secretary of Negro Affairs. Houston became a major power-broker in the country, with the President regularly meeting with him about military and economic matters. James has begun to hire German immigrants and English immigrants at his farm as well, causing some minor strife before he began making sure that the immigrants would work with blacks and not hiring men who wouldnít. James employs some families of both races, offering education for the children, besides the regular share of shelter and profit/crops, and his six-man entourage consists of eight men, two of whom are black, another two are immigrants, and his most trusted two are his nephews/sons. The other two are former soldiers he served with. Some disapprove of this as openly flaunting his wealth, but Houston considers them members of his household, and it has began to catch on with other Western politicians.

Issue Stances:
Mexican Intervention: Generally supports.
Anglo-American War: Propose that we keep the Union friendly, especially as we attack Mexico.
Nation: Mixed. Allow big cities to become industrial, but western expansion should center on providing food and agriculture for the nation.
New National Bank: A federally chartered system that supplies money to banks and is prepared to back currency with bimetallism: a 8:1 silver-to-gold ratio.
50 Negros Act: Repeal, especially since in much of the country there is a semi-feudalistic system that offers profit, food, and shelter to the blacks who work for it. James himself is particularly concerned with the implications for men like Joshua Houston, who James eventually gave his own estate and workers.

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« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2018, 05:11:30 PM »

Howís this picture:



I think itís grainy enough, and it bears a resemblance to Houstonís RL son:
https://i.pinimg.com/originals/3b/3a/3d/3b3a3d470439f5bbe167a5a928380b6b.jpg
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« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2018, 05:13:56 PM »

Howís this picture:



I think itís grainy enough, and it bears a resemblance to Houstonís RL son:
https://i.pinimg.com/originals/3b/3a/3d/3b3a3d470439f5bbe167a5a928380b6b.jpg

Sure, it's good enough.
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« Reply #10 on: January 23, 2018, 09:45:52 PM »

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Name: Andrew Kolb Hilton
DoB: May 27, 1845
Home State: Florida
Previous Office(s): Mayor of Key West
Party: Reactionist
Bio: He is the son of Robert Benjamin Hilton, the Representative for Florida. Andrew was originally close to his father, but grew to hate him after he successfully sponsored a bill in January 1864 to withdraw the exemption from military service that had previously been granted to men of military age if they could provide a paid substitute. As for his own military experience Andrew sadly missed his opportunity to fight as he was far too busy "gaining experience" and "training." Andrew began his political carer when he became mayor of Key West after hearing about abolitionists in the area and that some were even adopting Negros into their families. During his tenure he clamped down on abolitionists and made sure that the wealthy were given the privileges that they deserved. He became one of the first members of the Reactionist party as he had strongly campaigned for Louis Wigfall in Florida. He was content with his local position until Isham G. Harris successfully repealed the 20 Negros Act. Hilton decided that the best way to help his cause was to run for president and to receive enough electoral votes to prevent either candidate from winning to remind them that they must pander to people like him if they want to win elections.

Issue Stances:
Mexican Intervention: Against why should we waste noble white lives on worthless territory held by an inferior race only to waste our time and money dealing with those people after we take over Mexico.
Anglo-American War: Propose that we keep the Union friendly.
Nation: In the areas we currently hold we should focus on industrialization, but in the west we should focus on agricultural.
New National Bank: We do not need a big government controlling the bank, we must follow in Andrew Jackson`s steps and give the power to local banks.
50 Negros Act: Against why should we force those who have succeed in life to waste their abilities with the common soldiers when so many have lead those men as generals. The 20 Negros Act itself didn`t go far enough, we need the 10 Negros Act instead.
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« Reply #11 on: January 23, 2018, 11:17:11 PM »

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Name: Andrew Kolb Hilton
DoB: May 27, 1845
Home State: Florida
Previous Office(s): Mayor of Key West
Party: Reactionist
Bio: He is the son of Robert Benjamin Hilton, the Representative for Florida. Andrew was originally close to his father, but grew to hate him after he successfully sponsored a bill in January 1864 to withdraw the exemption from military service that had previously been granted to men of military age if they could provide a paid substitute. As for his own military experience Andrew sadly missed his opportunity to fight as he was far too busy "gaining experience" and "training." Andrew began his political carer when he became mayor of Key West after hearing about abolitionists in the area and that some were even adopting Negros into their families. During his tenure he clamped down on abolitionists and made sure that the wealthy were given the privileges that they deserved. He became one of the first members of the Reactionist party as he had strongly campaigned for Louis Wigfall in Florida. He was content with his local position until Isham G. Harris successfully repealed the 20 Negros Act. Hilton decided that the best way to help his cause was to run for president and to receive enough electoral votes to prevent either candidate from winning to remind them that they must pander to people like him if they want to win elections.

Issue Stances:
Mexican Intervention: Against why should we waste noble white lives on worthless territory held by an inferior race only to waste our time and money dealing with those people after we take over Mexico.
Anglo-American War: Propose that we keep the Union friendly.
Nation: In the areas we currently hold we should focus on industrialization, but in the west we should focus on agricultural.
New National Bank: We do not need a big government controlling the bank, we must follow in Andrew Jackson`s steps and give the power to local banks.
50 Negros Act: Against why should we force those who have succeed in life to waste their abilities with the common soldiers when so many have lead those men as generals. The 20 Negros Act itself didn`t go far enough, we need the 10 Negros Act instead.

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