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The World Capitalist Confederation
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Postby The World Capitalist Confederation » Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:11 pm

Since MNS has also reserved Governor of California, what if we both go face-to-face with Vohoffsky being the Republican nominee and MNS' character being the Democrat nominee?

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Postby Vaquas » Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:13 pm

The World Capitalist Confederation wrote:Since MNS has also reserved Governor of California, what if we both go face-to-face with Vohoffsky being the Republican nominee and MNS' character being the Democrat nominee?


Cali Gubernatorial already happened, and MNM reserved it first.

Maybe a Congressman or Senator?
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Postby Vaquas » Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:14 pm

The Archipelago Territory wrote:Could I reserve governor of New York (Dem.) and White House Chief of Staff please?


Sure can
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Postby Vaquas » Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:14 pm

The Orion Islands wrote:Tag. Curious as if I could submit a new and improved version of Troy Wilson.


New name new state, they can be similar characters.
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Postby The Archipelago Territory » Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:15 pm

Vaquas wrote:
The Archipelago Territory wrote:Could I reserve governor of New York (Dem.) and White House Chief of Staff please?


Sure can

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Postby Agarntrop » Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:17 pm

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NS Nation Name: Agarntrop
Character Name: Barry Anderson
Character Gender: Male
Character Age: 63 (dob 31 August 1956)
Character Height: 5' 6''
Character Weight: 182 lbs
Character Position/Role/Job: Columbia Municipal Legislature Member (1984-1990), Missouri State Senator (1990-2002), United States Senator from Missouri (2002-).
Appearance:
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Character State of Origin: Missouri
Character State of Residence: Missouri
Character Party Affiliation: Republican
Main Strengths: Determined, Resolute, no-nonsense, a good tactician.
Main Weaknesses: Old, Accusations of Racism and Bigotry, not great at speeches, frequently embarrasses himself.
Biography: Anderson was born on 31 August 1956 in his white lower class family home in Columbia, Missouri. He was the 7th of 8 children and was generally neglected by his parents. However, he was bright and he attended school until age 18 and served in the US army from 1974-1976, although he notably could not afford to attend university. In 1978, he married his first and only wife, Denise. Anderson also made his 1st prominent political move when in 1980 he wrote a conservative news article criticising abortion, calling it "aggravated homicide" and arguing for life imprisonment and even a potential death sentence for repeat offenders to be enforced as a punishment for it.

He first rose to a political position when in 1984 he became a member of the municipal legislature of the city of Columbia, and later became a state senator in 1990, where he pushed for strong social conservative policies and was criticised by Democrats of being 'racist' and 'backwards'. He put forward laws banning abortion, increasing penalties for homosexuality and repealing anti-discrimination laws.

He was a Republican nominee for a United states senator from Missouri in 2002, and managed to gain that position he has held ever since. He was a staunch supporter of (not George Bush) and (not the War on Terror), and his focus generally shifted from anti-abortion to anti-Islam. He was re-elected in 2008 and has a new, vocal Evangelical Paleoconservative support base. He was one of the founding members of the (not-Tea Party Caucus) in 2009, and also received huge support from the pro-Israel lobby. He was an opponent of (not-Obama), and denounced (not-Obamacare). He was re-elected a third time in 2014, by an increased majority. He is now more prominent than ever being a vocal supporter of President Wolf, although pollsters have predicted he could lose his seat in the Senate in 2020.

Other Info: Quotes -

"Islam isn't a religion, it's a cult."

"President Wolf is the leader America needs."

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Postby Agarntrop » Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:19 pm

When will IC be open?
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Postby Vaquas » Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:30 pm

Agarntrop wrote:
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Character Information Sheet


NS Nation Name: Agarntrop
Character Name: Barry Anderson
Character Gender: Male
Character Age: 63 (dob 31 August 1956)
Character Height: 5' 6''
Character Weight: 182 lbs
Character Position/Role/Job: Columbia Municipal Legislature Member (1984-1990), Missouri State Senator (1990-2002), United States Senator from Missouri (2002-).
Appearance:
Character State of Origin: Missouri
Character State of Residence: Missouri
Character Party Affiliation: Republican
Main Strengths: Determined, Resolute, no-nonsense, a good tactician.
Main Weaknesses: Old, Accusations of Racism and Bigotry, not great at speeches, frequently embarrasses himself.
Biography: Anderson was born on 31 August 1956 in his white lower class family home in Columbia, Missouri. He was the 7th of 8 children and was generally neglected by his parents. However, he was bright and he attended school until age 18 and served in the US army from 1974-1976, although he notably could not afford to attend university. In 1978, he married his first and only wife, Denise. Anderson also made his 1st prominent political move when in 1980 he wrote a conservative news article criticising the growing trend among American states of decriminalising homosexuality, calling it a "sexual perversion" and arguing for life imprisonment and even a potential death sentence for repeat offenders to be enforced as a punishment for it.

He first rose to a political position when in 1984 he became a member of the municipal legislature of the city of Columbia, and later became a state senator in 1990, where he pushed for strong social conservative policies and was criticised by Democrats of being 'racist' and 'backwards'. He tabled laws banning abortion, increasing penalties for homosexuality and repealing anti-discrimination laws.

He was a Republican nominee for a United states senator from Missouri in 2002, and managed to gain that position he has held ever since. He was a staunch supporter of (not George Bush) and (not the War on Terror), and despite vocal opposition to the judgement of (not Lawrence v. Texas), his focus generally shifted from anti-homosexuality to anti-Islam. He once referred to Arabs as "vile beasts whom we should conquer and exterminate" in a leaked interview in 2003, but he was re-elected in 2008 and has a new, vocal Evangelical Paleoconservative support base. He was one of the founding members of the (not-Tea Party Caucus) in 2009, and also received huge support from the pro-Israel lobby. He was an opponent of (not-Obama), and denounced (not-Obamacare). He was re-elected a third time in 2014, by an increased majority. He is now more prominent than ever being a vocal supporter of President Wolf, although pollsters have predicted he could lose his seat in the Senate in 2020.

Other Info: Quotes - "It is sick that this government should allow homosexuality. It is a perversion and its disgusting adherents should be locked away for good, if not gassed."

"Islam isn't a religion, it's a cult."

"President Wolf is the leader America needs."

I have read and accept the rules of the roleplay: Agarntrop

Do Not Remove: 84721


1. While radical social conservatism is not unheard of in American politics, threatening to execute or gas entire groups of people is bound to cripple any and all efforts to gain political office beyond dog catcher in rural Mississippi, let alone the United States Senate Seat in Missouri in the year 2002. These thoughts should probably remain private if he wants to be elected to any meaningful position.

2. "Tabled" in American politics means to kill a bill, which I do not think you knew when saying he tabled anti-abortion and anti-gay bills.
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Postby Agarntrop » Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:32 pm

Vaquas wrote:
Agarntrop wrote:
(Image)


Character Information Sheet


NS Nation Name: Agarntrop
Character Name: Barry Anderson
Character Gender: Male
Character Age: 63 (dob 31 August 1956)
Character Height: 5' 6''
Character Weight: 182 lbs
Character Position/Role/Job: Columbia Municipal Legislature Member (1984-1990), Missouri State Senator (1990-2002), United States Senator from Missouri (2002-).
Appearance:
Character State of Origin: Missouri
Character State of Residence: Missouri
Character Party Affiliation: Republican
Main Strengths: Determined, Resolute, no-nonsense, a good tactician.
Main Weaknesses: Old, Accusations of Racism and Bigotry, not great at speeches, frequently embarrasses himself.
Biography: Anderson was born on 31 August 1956 in his white lower class family home in Columbia, Missouri. He was the 7th of 8 children and was generally neglected by his parents. However, he was bright and he attended school until age 18 and served in the US army from 1974-1976, although he notably could not afford to attend university. In 1978, he married his first and only wife, Denise. Anderson also made his 1st prominent political move when in 1980 he wrote a conservative news article criticising the growing trend among American states of decriminalising homosexuality, calling it a "sexual perversion" and arguing for life imprisonment and even a potential death sentence for repeat offenders to be enforced as a punishment for it.

He first rose to a political position when in 1984 he became a member of the municipal legislature of the city of Columbia, and later became a state senator in 1990, where he pushed for strong social conservative policies and was criticised by Democrats of being 'racist' and 'backwards'. He tabled laws banning abortion, increasing penalties for homosexuality and repealing anti-discrimination laws.

He was a Republican nominee for a United states senator from Missouri in 2002, and managed to gain that position he has held ever since. He was a staunch supporter of (not George Bush) and (not the War on Terror), and despite vocal opposition to the judgement of (not Lawrence v. Texas), his focus generally shifted from anti-homosexuality to anti-Islam. He once referred to Arabs as "vile beasts whom we should conquer and exterminate" in a leaked interview in 2003, but he was re-elected in 2008 and has a new, vocal Evangelical Paleoconservative support base. He was one of the founding members of the (not-Tea Party Caucus) in 2009, and also received huge support from the pro-Israel lobby. He was an opponent of (not-Obama), and denounced (not-Obamacare). He was re-elected a third time in 2014, by an increased majority. He is now more prominent than ever being a vocal supporter of President Wolf, although pollsters have predicted he could lose his seat in the Senate in 2020.

Other Info: Quotes - "It is sick that this government should allow homosexuality. It is a perversion and its disgusting adherents should be locked away for good, if not gassed."

"Islam isn't a religion, it's a cult."

"President Wolf is the leader America needs."

I have read and accept the rules of the roleplay: Agarntrop

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1. While radical social conservatism is not unheard of in American politics, threatening to execute or gas entire groups of people is bound to cripple any and all efforts to gain political office beyond dog catcher in rural Mississippi, let alone the United States Senate Seat in Missouri in the year 2002. These thoughts should probably remain private if he wants to be elected to any meaningful position.

2. "Tabled" in American politics means to kill a bill, which I do not think you knew when saying he tabled anti-abortion and anti-gay bills.

1. I can modify it, if you'd like.

2. In the UK tabled means put forward, I apologise.
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Postby The World Capitalist Confederation » Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:33 pm

Vaquas wrote:
The World Capitalist Confederation wrote:Since MNS has also reserved Governor of California, what if we both go face-to-face with Vohoffsky being the Republican nominee and MNS' character being the Democrat nominee?


Cali Gubernatorial already happened, and MNM reserved it first.

Maybe a Congressman or Senator?

Where would it be a good place to have a Silicon Tech Libertarian apart from Cali though?

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Postby The Democratic Marxists » Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:33 pm

Can I reserve the Massachusetts senator?
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Moderate: Barack Obama, Tulsi Gabbard

Anti: Casino Capitalism, Ruthless Billionaires, Abortion, Racism, War, The Wall, Israel, ISIL, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, Hillary Clinton, Theresa May, Donald Trump, Republican Party, Democratic Party

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Postby Vaquas » Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:34 pm

The Democratic Marxists wrote:Can I reserve the Massachusetts senator?


You may, which seat do you intend to occupy?
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Postby Agarntrop » Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:35 pm

It's edited.
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Postby The Democratic Marxists » Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:35 pm

Vaquas wrote:
The Democratic Marxists wrote:Can I reserve the Massachusetts senator?


You may, which seat do you intend to occupy?


Junior senator from Mass.
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Postby Vaquas » Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:46 pm

Agarntrop wrote:It's edited.


1. I would note that advocating for the gassing of political opponents or women who seek abortions, or the "extermination" of arabs would not do a candidate any favors in any sort of election, and they would likely be widely considered to be political arsenic. These inclusions make me consider if this character already falls under a violation of Rule 5.

2. Several portions of the application would seem to be unrelated now that you have shifted his focus to abortion, including the Lawrence v. Texas ruling.
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Postby Vaquas » Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:47 pm

The World Capitalist Confederation wrote:
Vaquas wrote:
Cali Gubernatorial already happened, and MNM reserved it first.

Maybe a Congressman or Senator?

Where would it be a good place to have a Silicon Tech Libertarian apart from Cali though?


Portland, Oregon Perhaps.
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Postby Greater Arab State » Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:50 pm

Terribly sorry about this but could I reserve a character for the position of Representative for Missouri's 8th Congressional District please?
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Postby Vaquas » Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:54 pm

Greater Arab State wrote:Terribly sorry about this but could I reserve a character for the position of Representative for Missouri's 8th Congressional District please?


Consider it done!

Glad to have you on board, Arab.
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Postby Greater Arab State » Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:54 pm

Vaquas wrote:
Greater Arab State wrote:Terribly sorry about this but could I reserve a character for the position of Representative for Missouri's 8th Congressional District please?


Consider it done!

Glad to have you on board, Arab.

Thank you.
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Postby Greater Arab State » Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:10 pm

I was just thinking, do you need anyone for House Minority Leader still? I'm more than happy to fill it.
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"The worst form of inequality is to make unequal things equal."
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"Even the striving for equality by means of a directed economy can result only in an officially enforced inequality - an authoritarian determination of the status of each individual in the new hierarchical order. "-Friedrich August von Hayek
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Postby Agarntrop » Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:18 pm

Vaquas wrote:
Agarntrop wrote:It's edited.


1. I would note that advocating for the gassing of political opponents or women who seek abortions, or the "extermination" of arabs would not do a candidate any favors in any sort of election, and they would likely be widely considered to be political arsenic. These inclusions make me consider if this character already falls under a violation of Rule 5.

2. Several portions of the application would seem to be unrelated now that you have shifted his focus to abortion, including the Lawrence v. Texas ruling.

I've completely deleted the portions you have an issue with.
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Postby The Democratic Marxists » Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:29 pm

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NS Nation Name: The Democratic Marxists
Character Name: Abigail "Abby" Winthrop
Character Gender: F
Character Age: 48
Character Height: 5 ft 8'
Character Weight: 132 lbs
Character Position/Role/Job: Junior Senator from Massachusetts (2016 - )
Appearance:
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Character State of Origin: Pennsylvania
Character State of Residence: Washington DC and Massachusetts
Character Party Affiliation: Independent, Democratic Caucuser
Main Strengths: Policy wonk, intelligent, articulate, idealistic yet pragmatic, organized
Main Weaknesses: Bad at networking, not an inspiring orator, doesn't have much experience in politics

Biography: Abby Winthrop was born to a solidly middle class family in Reading, Pennsylvania. Although her father was a truck driver and remained so for most of his life, her mother was the main breadwinner in her family, being a public school teacher. Winthrop attended public school in Reading, where she became used to the high level of poverty in her city. In fact, according to the national census, Reading had the highest share of American citizens living in poverty in the entire country. Winthrop still expresses how lucky she felt to have access to good teachers like her mother, who she credits for getting her ahead in life, more so than her school. Her father had a heart condition, and Winthrop often recounts how the family sometimes used to struggle to pay for his medicine.

Winthrop was taught advanced learning material at home by her mother, and thus she was an excellent student. She graduated at the top of her class and she got into Boston University. However, due to her parent's economic condition, she took out quite a large student loan. Winthrop majored at BU in Economics. She wasn't a politically active student; she didn't even register with a political party. But, while at college, Winthrop started to understand certain issues facing Americans. She came to realize while doing various research projects in class how broken the US economic system was. After being shocked by the extent of income inequality in America, Winthrop applied to Harvard Law School hoping to become a labor lawyer, and got in. After completing law school and joining the bar, Winthrop decided to specialize in labor law; she wanted to help workers and unions prosecute cases against corporations who were abusing their power. She caught the eye of a progressive Congressman, who brought her to Capitol Hill to partake in a questioning of the CEO of a major retail corporation. Winthrop's tough and specific questioning went viral, which gained her some recognition.

She soon realized that she was really struggling to pay off her student loans, since labor lawyers are not paid much. She decided to quit law and become an economist instead, which turned out to be a terrible decision in terms of salary but a great decision for her personal knowledge. She was employed as an adjunct economics professor at Amherst College. She was given a grant at Amherst to do research on two topics: student loans and housing. Winthrop did pathbreaking work on both. Her detailed paper on tuition deferral programs in colleges to solve the student loan crisis became a popular idea amongst leftists and liberals alike, and her really detailed idea for a Universal Housing Voucher gained steam. She became a regular op-ed columnist for the New York Times, and became one of the country's most visible economists as well as a progressive icon, even though she was apolitical. Winthrop was invited to several forums, universities, etc., which helped her make more money and finally pay off her own loans.

As the elderly Democratic senator for Massachusetts retired, several "Draft Winthrop" organizations sprang up, and she agreed run for the office to bring "Policy for People over Profits" to the Senate. She did not, however, have it easy. A party-backed neoliberal Congressman was also in the race, and the Massachusetts Democratic Party did not want an outsider in the Senate. It's not that Winthrop was anti-establishment as such, she was just not experienced. But the people of Massachusetts took a liking to her, and she did win after a bruising primary where she had to show her true progressive colors. However, due to the limited support she received from the state Democratic Party early on, she turned down the nomination and ran as an independent. Because she was leading so heavily in general election polls, the state party decided to back her in the general, although her future elections are not safe. She went on to handily win the Massachusetts general election, thus being elected as the Junior Senator for Massachusetts.

Winthrop's time in the Senate has been complicated. While her caucus appreciates her wonkish nature, she has been heavily disliked for her (restrained but consistent) criticism of the two party system. Despite being a self-described social democrat, her colleagues have referred to her as a "socialist" and she has not denied the label. She has also attracted controversy for her outspoken atheism. Past essays she has written that have been critical of all religion have been called into question by Democrats and Republicans, as she has heavily criticized both Christianity and Islam.

Winthrop has made student loans and housing the key issues of her focus during her current tenure in the Senate. She has also been a big advocate for trust-busting legislation; she has been the only Senator to advocate for the unique idea of breaking up the media companies: NewsCorp, Spectrum, and NBC. She has expressed support for all major progressive ideas, including Medicare for All, free college, and a Green New Deal.

Other Info: Abby Winthrop is married to a children's author and has two children.

"In America we like to talk about freedom. But you know what? There is no freedom without economic freedom. The freedom to not be pigeonholed into paying for expensive healthcare. The freedom to not have to worry about putting food on the table. Until we can truly make decisions for ourselves without worrying about how we spend our money, we are not truly free."

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I’m a democratic socialist. Yes, I believe in the radical idea of sharing, as do so many other people. Fight me.

Pro: Socialism, Social Democracy, Peace, Environment, Legal Marijuana, Gun Control, Economic Redistribution, Medicare for All, Living Wage, Tuition-Free College, Feminism, Universal Pre-K, Palestine, Bernie Sanders, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Jeremy Corbyn, Jacinda Ardern, AMLO, Labour Party, Democratic Socialists of America, Green Party

Moderate: Barack Obama, Tulsi Gabbard

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Puertollano
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Founded: Nov 30, 2015
Democratic Socialists

Postby Puertollano » Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:35 pm

Can I reserve the Dem Governor of West Virginia?
Rebecca-Long Bailey for Labour
Sanders - 2020
Melenchon - 2022
Bandt - 2022

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Greater Arab State
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Psychotic Dictatorship

W.I.P. App to be finished tomorrow

Postby Greater Arab State » Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:36 pm

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Character Information Sheet


NS Nation Name: Greater Arab State
Character Name: Thomas Volker
Character Gender: Male
Character Age: 57
Character Height: 5" 11'
Character Weight: 158 lbs
Character Position/Role/Job: House Minority Leader (2019-Present), House Majority Whip (2017-2019), Representative for Missouri's 8th Congressional District (1995-Present), Representative for the 116th District in the Missouri House of Representatives (1989-1995)
Appearance: Image
Character State of Origin: Missouri
Character State of Residence: Missouri
Character Party Affiliation: Republican
Main Strengths: Seen as supportive of the Wolf Pack, Congressional experience, prior experience campaigning for elected office.
Main Weaknesses: Career politician, weak on economic policy (Calculations to be specific), lacks appeal with moderate Republicans
Biography: (Minimum 2-3 paragraphs)
Other Info: Married to his wife of 38 years, Torrie with 4 children.

I have read and accept the rules of the roleplay: Greater Arab State

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TRUMP 2020
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