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Vietmihn
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US Election 1960 RP [OPEN]

Postby Vietmihn » Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:48 pm

United States Presidential Election 1960 RP

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The year is 1960. The two terms of Dwight D. Eisenhower are coming to an end, and the race is on to see who will take the presidency after him. Who do you want to be, what do you plan to do? The choice is yours. The race is going to be tight, with many of the most powerful people and the most powerful parties in the United States about to hit the campaign trail or pour millions of dollars into advertisments and campaign funds. Under Eisenhower, anti-communism has expanded and become more popular in the US and elsewhere, and the Cold War is nearing its height. The destiny of the Cold War is at stake, and it is up to you to define it.

Rules of the RP:
Above all, OP is god. You should know this already. Also, nobody's expected to post on Thanksgiving or such, but try to post at least once every few days.

One: You can be anyone that was eligible to run for president that actually existed in the world in 1960.

Two: Be relatively realistic. Minor inconsistencies are fine, but don't be a hundred-year-old or some insane third-party ticket (I may allow a third party ticket if it's realistic, just telegram me)

Three: BOTH parties will have primaries and then the general election. I will decide based on actual political outcomes and events that include campaign stops that you RP

Four: Put some degree of effort into your posts. I'll be lenient, but do a bunch of one liners as "RP", and you're out of the RP to make room for people that are willing to actually try.

Five: Your candidates need to be the same people that they were in real life. NO Jekyll and Hyde storylines please.

Six: If you win the primaries, you need to set out a plan and pick a running mate.


- You're more likely to win if people know who you are.
- People in Republican areas tend to vote Republican, same for Democrat areas. It takes a strong point (a lot of them) to change someone's mindset.
- Let's face it: Racism was real, (and still is) and not only in the South.
- Old elections and even local and state elections from this era will help you a lot.
- If you're confused or don't know who you want to be, just TG me, and I'll get back to you as soon as I can.


Candidate Application:
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[b]Name of Nation:[/b]
[b]Name of Candidate:[/b]
[b]Party:[/b]
[b]Quick Description of Candidate:[/b]
[b]Home State:[/b]
[b]Other Info:[/b]
Last edited by Vietmihn on Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:00 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Vietmihn
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Postby Vietmihn » Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:55 pm

A few people who were famous, just to help you find a possible candidate:

Democrats:
- John F. Kennedy
- Lyndon B. Johnson
- Pat Brown (California governor)
- Adlai Stevenson
- Hubert Humphrey
- George Smathers
- Stuart Symington Jr.

Republicans:
- Richard Nixon
- Nelson Rockefeller
- Cecil Underwood
- George H. Bender

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Jovuistan
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Postby Jovuistan » Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:12 pm

Did someone say...

ELECTION RP?

Consider this tagged.
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Postby Bruke » Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:15 pm

Hi there! This is Bruke, from the 1956 rp. I’ll be excited to join in.

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Evil Lord Bane
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Postby Evil Lord Bane » Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:27 pm

Name of Nation: USA
Name of Candidate: Betty Mae Page
Party: Pinup Model Party
Quick Description of Candidate: Known as the "Queen of Pinups", "The Girl with the Perfect Figure", "The Notorious Bettie Page", "The Queen of Curves", and " The Dark Angel". Posed for Playboy Magazine in Jan 1955.
Home State: Tennessee (Nashville)
Other Info:You can read a mini bio of her life here. I will be playing her as she was in 1959, before she quit modeling and met Billy Graham.
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Postby Vietmihn » Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:10 am

Bruke wrote:Hi there! This is Bruke, from the 1956 rp. I’ll be excited to join in.

You were my vice presidential candidate, remember?

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Postby Vietmihn » Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:12 am

Evil Lord Bane wrote:Name of Nation: USA
Name of Candidate: Betty Mae Page
Party: Pinup Model Party
Quick Description of Candidate: Known as the "Queen of Pinups", "The Girl with the Perfect Figure", "The Notorious Bettie Page", "The Queen of Curves", and " The Dark Angel". Posed for Playboy Magazine in Jan 1955.
Home State: Tennessee (Nashville)
Other Info:You can read a mini bio of her life here. I will be playing her as she was in 1959, before she quit modeling and met Billy Graham.

Denied. The rules say "no insane third parties."

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Postby Evil Lord Bane » Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:19 am

Vietmihn wrote:
Evil Lord Bane wrote:Name of Nation: USA
Name of Candidate: Betty Mae Page
Party: Pinup Model Party
Quick Description of Candidate: Known as the "Queen of Pinups", "The Girl with the Perfect Figure", "The Notorious Bettie Page", "The Queen of Curves", and " The Dark Angel". Posed for Playboy Magazine in Jan 1955.
Home State: Tennessee (Nashville)
Other Info:You can read a mini bio of her life here. I will be playing her as she was in 1959, before she quit modeling and met Billy Graham.

Denied. The rules say "no insane third parties."


Can we assign her to a real party then? I'm thinking Libertarian Party, since she was a bit anti-government.
Please note: The scoring in this years Deathrace has been changed. Please click here for the updated scoring chart.
We've improved on the Toxic Death Clouds that hangs above our whole nation. They are now radioactive as well!
Top 3 most read factbook entries:
Popular Deathsports - Carmageddon and Auto Dueling.
Vehicular Weaponization: Do's and Don't's.
Outzones and How to Survive Them.
Disclaimer: The name comes from the game Warlords, and has nothing to do with any DC comic book characters.
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Postby Leskya » Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:33 pm

Name of Nation: USA
Name of Candidate: Father Charles Edward Coughlin
Party: Republican Party
Quick Description of Candidate: Known best for his support towards Huey Long during the Great Depression.
Home State: Michigan
Other Info: IRL, by the 1960s, Coughlin had been placed into obscurity. As such, in order to make this more realistic, I'll be changing some of his views to fit better with the politics of the 60s.
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Postby Bruke » Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:26 pm

Vietmihn wrote:
Bruke wrote:Hi there! This is Bruke, from the 1956 rp. I’ll be excited to join in.

You were my vice presidential candidate, remember?


Yes. Are you saying you want to be MacArthur again?

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Postby Vietmihn » Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:40 pm

Bruke wrote:
Vietmihn wrote:You were my vice presidential candidate, remember?


Yes. Are you saying you want to be MacArthur again?

No, I'm just going to be spectating and running the elections and events, I just wanted to give you a warm welcome.

Leskya wrote:Name of Nation: USA
Name of Candidate: Father Charles Edward Coughlin
Party: Republican Party
Quick Description of Candidate: Known best for his support towards Huey Long during the Great Depression.
Home State: Michigan
Other Info: IRL, by the 1960s, Coughlin had been placed into obscurity. As such, in order to make this more realistic, I'll be changing some of his views to fit better with the politics of the 60s.

Accepted.

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Postby Helowi » Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:22 pm

Name of Nation: Helowi
Name of Candidate: Paul Douglas
Party: Democratic
Quick Description of Candidate: Incumbent U.S. Senator from Illinois, known for his crusade for civil rights, his opposition to pork barrel spending, and more liberal ideology.
Home State: Illinois
Other Info:
Political Compass: Economic Left/Right: -3.38
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -5.95
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Postby Vietmihn » Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:52 pm

Helowi wrote:Name of Nation: Helowi
Name of Candidate: Paul Douglas
Party: Democratic
Quick Description of Candidate: Incumbent U.S. Senator from Illinois, known for his crusade for civil rights, his opposition to pork barrel spending, and more liberal ideology.
Home State: Illinois
Other Info:

Accepted.

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Postby Vietmihn » Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:58 pm

IC will go up when we get more candidates.

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Postby Great Eustrastan and Western Alacademia » Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:04 pm

Name of Nation:Eustrastan
Name of Candidate:Miles Ginnil
Party:Democrat Party
Quick Description of Candidate:Liberal leaning guy who oppose protectionisme and support same sex marriage
Home State:California
Other Info:He is very youthfull for 54 years old.

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Postby Vietmihn » Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:06 pm

Great Eustrastan and Western Alacademia wrote:Name of Nation:Eustrastan
Name of Candidate:Miles Ginnil
Party:Democrat Party
Quick Description of Candidate:Liberal leaning guy who oppose protectionisme and support same sex marriage
Home State:California
Other Info:He is very youthfull for 54 years old.

Denied. Sorry, but only real people from 1960 are allowed.

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Postby Great Eustrastan and Western Alacademia » Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:09 pm

Name of Nation:Eustrastan
Name of Candidate:Martin Luther King
Party:Democrat Party
Quick Description of Candidate:A man who support civil rights
Home State:California
Other Info:

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Postby Vietmihn » Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:35 pm

Great Eustrastan and Western Alacademia wrote:Name of Nation:Eustrastan
Name of Candidate:Martin Luther King
Party:Democrat Party
Quick Description of Candidate:A man who support civil rights
Home State:California
Other Info:

Martin Luther King Jr. wasn't from California, and he probably wouldn't have considered running for president in 1960.

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Postby The Imperial Warglorian Empire » Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:41 pm

So no fictional parties?
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Postby The Imperial Warglorian Empire » Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:47 pm

Name of Nation: The Imperial Warglorian Empire
Name of Candidate: Douglas MacArthur
Party: Republican Party
Quick Description of Candidate: A war hero from the Second World War, MacArthur has many pro-equality views (having treated Japanese and Phillipinos during the war equally), but has also developed right-wing views, seeing pacifism and Communism as "threatening to US Security, as complimenting one another". He is heavily militarist and has been described as somewhat of a narcissist, but out of everything cares for the success of the US and the nation's safety.
Home State: Arkansas
Other Info:
Last edited by The Imperial Warglorian Empire on Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:34 pm, edited 1 time in total.
[_★_]_[' ]_
( -_-) (-_Q) If you understand that both Capitalism and Socialism have ideas that deserve merit, put this in your signature.
My preferred nickname is Warg
✠ (Put this in your Signature if you are a Militaristic Germanic/Prussian Nation!)
For nearly 11 years you have brought the German people into an age of disaster, evil, and corruption, no more.
Auf Wiedersehen, mein Führer, Deutschland über alles...

-Erwin Rommel, before shooting Adolf Hitler in the head
Yeah, u do that and I’m gonna have to force u to pull a France, and then a Vichy-Wargloria, after one of his allies proposed pulling an Italy

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Postby Vietmihn » Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:01 pm

The Imperial Warglorian Empire wrote:Name of Nation:
Name of Candidate: Douglas MacArthur
Party: Republican Party
Quick Description of Candidate: A war hero from the Second World War, MacArthur has many pro-equality views (having treated Japanese and Phillipinos during the war equally), but has also developed right-wing views, seeing pacifism and Communism as "threatening to US Security, as complimenting one another". He is heavily militarist and has been described as somewhat of a narcissist, but out of everything cares for the success of the US and the nation's safety.
Home State: Arkansas
Other Info:

Accepted! I played as MacArthur in the 1948 and 1950 RPs, so I'm excited to see how this plays out in 1960.

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Postby The Imperial Warglorian Empire » Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:35 pm

Vietmihn wrote:
The Imperial Warglorian Empire wrote:Name of Nation:
Name of Candidate: Douglas MacArthur
Party: Republican Party
Quick Description of Candidate: A war hero from the Second World War, MacArthur has many pro-equality views (having treated Japanese and Phillipinos during the war equally), but has also developed right-wing views, seeing pacifism and Communism as "threatening to US Security, as complimenting one another". He is heavily militarist and has been described as somewhat of a narcissist, but out of everything cares for the success of the US and the nation's safety.
Home State: Arkansas
Other Info:

Accepted! I played as MacArthur in the 1948 and 1950 RPs, so I'm excited to see how this plays out in 1960.

Yeah, but he's nearing the end of his life, hopefully he'll get those two terms before then
[_★_]_[' ]_
( -_-) (-_Q) If you understand that both Capitalism and Socialism have ideas that deserve merit, put this in your signature.
My preferred nickname is Warg
✠ (Put this in your Signature if you are a Militaristic Germanic/Prussian Nation!)
For nearly 11 years you have brought the German people into an age of disaster, evil, and corruption, no more.
Auf Wiedersehen, mein Führer, Deutschland über alles...

-Erwin Rommel, before shooting Adolf Hitler in the head
Yeah, u do that and I’m gonna have to force u to pull a France, and then a Vichy-Wargloria, after one of his allies proposed pulling an Italy

PROUD MEMBER OF THE FEDERATION OF ALLIES!

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Cascadian Socialist Republic
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Postby Cascadian Socialist Republic » Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:20 pm

Name of Nation: Cascadian Socialist Republic
Name of Candidate: Estes Kefauver
Party: Democratic Party
Quick Description of Candidate: After leading a much-publicized investigation into organized crime in the early 1950s, he twice sought his party's nomination for President of the United States. In 1956, he was selected by the Democratic National Convention to be the running mate of presidential nominee Adlai Stevenson. Still holding his U.S. Senate seat after the Stevenson–Kefauver ticket lost to the Eisenhower–Nixon ticket in 1956, Kefauver was named chair of the U.S. Senate Antitrust and Monopoly Subcommittee in 1957 and served as its chairman until his death. --Wikipedia
Home State: Tennessee
Other Info: Kefauver was the frontrunner for 1960 until he declined OTL. In this timeline, he chooses to run once more.

Edit: Typo.
Last edited by Cascadian Socialist Republic on Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:20 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Postby Vietmihn » Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:31 am

Cascadian Socialist Republic wrote:Name of Nation: Cascadian Socialist Republic
Name of Candidate: Estes Kefauver
Party: Democratic Party
Quick Description of Candidate: After leading a much-publicized investigation into organized crime in the early 1950s, he twice sought his party's nomination for President of the United States. In 1956, he was selected by the Democratic National Convention to be the running mate of presidential nominee Adlai Stevenson. Still holding his U.S. Senate seat after the Stevenson–Kefauver ticket lost to the Eisenhower–Nixon ticket in 1956, Kefauver was named chair of the U.S. Senate Antitrust and Monopoly Subcommittee in 1957 and served as its chairman until his death. --Wikipedia
Home State: Tennessee
Other Info: Kefauver was the frontrunner for 1960 until he declined OTL. In this timeline, he chooses to run once more.

Edit: Typo.

Accepted.

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Evil Lord Bane
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Postby Evil Lord Bane » Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:51 am

Last Time, real party this time.

Name of Nation: USA
Name of Candidate: Betty Mae Page
Party: The Libertarian Party
Quick Description of Candidate: Known as the "Queen of Pinups", "The Girl with the Perfect Figure", "The Notorious Bettie Page", "The Queen of Curves", and " The Dark Angel". Posed for Playboy Magazine in Jan 1955.
Home State: Tennessee (Nashville)
Other Info:You can read a mini bio of her life here. I will be playing her as she was in 1959, before she quit modeling and met Billy Graham.
Please note: The scoring in this years Deathrace has been changed. Please click here for the updated scoring chart.
We've improved on the Toxic Death Clouds that hangs above our whole nation. They are now radioactive as well!
Top 3 most read factbook entries:
Popular Deathsports - Carmageddon and Auto Dueling.
Vehicular Weaponization: Do's and Don't's.
Outzones and How to Survive Them.
Disclaimer: The name comes from the game Warlords, and has nothing to do with any DC comic book characters.
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