ebrk85 Posted November 30, 2022 Share Posted November 30, 2022 Welcome to 1948!!!! In an upset that almost nobody saw coming President Truman has won re-election and both chambers of Congress flipped to Democratic control. He pulled this off even with his party fracturing around him and running a candidate both from his left and right. With full control of the government can the Democrats manage to bring themselves together to govern effectively or will the Republicans use their disarray to advance their agenda. With WWII behind us a new battle has begun pitting the US and Soviet Union against each other. Many fear a war between the two could lead to global catastrophe with us now being in the Nuclear Age. Back home, the threat of communists and socialists within our own ranks is helping some politicians gain influence through scare tactics. The post-war economy is currently sound but with the looming threats all around us it won’t take much to send us into a crisis. @Murrman104 @10centjimmy @jnewt @Bloot911 @Bushwa777 @Joe303300 @ShortKing @WVProgressive @Rodja @Rezi Excited to get started and happy to have those joining, both experienced and new. I am still working on the spreadsheet but got a lot done today and I think we should be ready in a day or two. I will be sharing the doc soon and I’ll reach out to those I need an email for. I’ve decided to go with all player-run teams to start since there was plenty of interest. However, in an effort to keep this playtest moving along at a decent pace, since there are a lot of us to wrangle up each time, I will have to strictly enforce the 24-hour rule. If the deadline has passed and I’m available to process things, then I will run your faction as CPU for that one part. Repeated violations and we will have to look for a replacement. If you will be unavailable for a stretch, then no worries, but, if possible, please give me a heads up or you can give one of your teammates permission to make decisions for you. I don’t have access to the doc when I’m working (just to the forum) so I will typically be processing things in the evenings and night. Ok so first up we need to decide on factions. I will post below each factions’ ideology and some of the current leading pols. Let me know your preference. I'll do my best to accommodate everyone but if two really want the same faction I will roll for it. Red 1 – Liberal/Progressive – Earl Warren, Harold Stassen, Edward Brooke Red 2 – Moderate – Nelson Rockefeller, John Foster Dulles, Prescott Bush Red 3 – Moderate – Thomas E Dewey, Arthur Vandenburg, George Romney Red 4 – Conservative – Dwight D Eisenhower, Richard Nixon, Joseph Martin Jr Red 5 – Conservative/Traditionalist/RW Populist – Robert Taft, Everett Dirksen, Douglas MacArthur Blue 1 – Liberal/Progressive/LW Populist – W Averell Harriman, Henry A Wallace, Henry Morgenthau Blue 2 – Liberal – Adlai E Stevenson II, Burton K Wheeler, James Farley Blue 3 – Moderate – Lyndon B Johnson, Harry S Truman, Sam Rayburn Blue 4 – Moderate – Ronald Reagan (yes he’s a Democrat currently), Stuart Symington, Mike Mansfield Blue 5 – Traditionalist – Richard Russell Jr, Harry F Bryd Sr, Strom Thurmond 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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