Democracy for the Proletariat?

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Democracy for the Proletariat?

Postby Nottinhaps » Sun Nov 24, 2019 6:52 am

Here's a draft for an authoritarian socialist issue that I've been thinking about.

Title: Democracy for the Proletariat?

Validity: Low (<=30) Political Freedom, has Socialism, no Devolution.

Description: Some of the younger and more idealistic members of your party have complained about the lack of fair elections in @@NAME@@. These members have created a separate faction, and infighting has already begun. You have decided to call a meeting between the two opposing factions.

Option 1: @@RANDOMNAME@@, leader of the anti-establishment faction, speaks first. “@@LEADER@@, you created this socialist country to liberate the workers. However, they will not truly be liberated unless they are free to choose their own rulers. We must give the populace the ability to participate in free and fair elections!”, @@HE@@ complains.

Effect 1: The Communist Party of @@NAME@@ is forced to compete against pro-capitalist parties.

Option 2: @@RANDOMNAME@@, a long-standing and cynical member of the Politburo, casts a death stare towards the young leader before speaking to you. “These idealistic people don’t understand how the world works. There are still capitalist countries beyond our borders, and they will infect our people with their lies. Soon, @@DENONYMPLURAL@@ will be embracing capitalism, and all our work will be undone. We must maintain the Dictatorship of the Proletariat and purge all bourgeois influences!”, @@HE@@ argues.

Effect 2: Saying one wrong word about @@LEADER@@ will make you end up in a death camp.

Option 3: Before you decide to settle the matter, @@RANDOMNAME@@, mayor of an obscure town with 500 inhabitants and notable libertarian socialist, barges in. “Why do we bother with all this party nonsense?”, @@HE@@ asks. “The national government, no matter if it is democratically elected or if it forced its way into power, is a tool for oppression. Rather than concentrating power to the hands of the few, we should give it to the many!”

Effect 3: @@LEADER@@ has little power beyond @@CAPITAL@@.
Last edited by Nottinhaps on Sun Nov 24, 2019 6:54 am, edited 1 time in total.

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Postby Litauengrad » Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:01 am

What’s the difference between option 1 and 3?

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Postby USS Monitor » Sun Nov 24, 2019 1:30 pm

This is similar to existing issues, e.g. #11.
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