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Madrinpoor
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Founded: Dec 01, 2020
Left-Leaning College State

Postby Madrinpoor » Mon Feb 28, 2022 6:16 pm

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NS Nation Name: Mareadmonte
Character Name: Robert E. Lee "Bob", "The Bulldog" Woolworth
Character Gender: Male
Character Age: 55
Character Height: 6.1'
Character Weight: 176 lbs
Character Position/Role/Job: U.S. Representative from North Carolina (11th District)
Character Country/State of Birth: Kentucky
Character State of Residence: North Carolina
Character Party Affiliation: Democratic
Faceclaim: Sid Miller
Main Strengths: Personal popularity in district, ability to win in tough environment, views fit district as conservative Democrat, charismatic, religiousness, famous father, military service
Main Weaknesses: Brash and loud personality, increasingly at odds with fellow Democrats, racially questionable actions and statements, unknown youth ties to KKK, childhood trauma, health problems due to smoking
Biography: (Minimum 2-3 paragraphs)

Born Robert E. Lee Woolworth in the backseat of a tour bus near Cranks, Kentucky in April 1952, his parents named him after the Confederate general Robert E. Lee. His father, up-and-coming country western singer "Lonesome Gus" Woolworth, was on his way to a concert in Virginia with his heavily pregnant wife, Lucille, accompanying him.

Born several weeks early, young Bob, as he would come to be called, spent the first three years of his life living on that tour bus for the most part, sometimes staying with his grandparents at a remote Appalachian cabin in Maryland when his father had to travel cross-country. A native son of Appalachia, his grandfather had a large influence on the young boy. With interests ranging from the hillbilly music his son sang across the country, to studying Shakespeare and Moliere, it was the stories that Bob enjoyed most.

His grandfather, a Spanish-American war veteran, would recount stories of the war, and his personal encounters with the likes of Teddy Roosevelt and the "brown men" of Cuba. He would tell of working in the factories during the First World War to provide for his growing family, and returning to the Maryland mountains of his own youth after the war to raise Bob's father.
His grandfather, while a hero to the younger Woolworth, also told his grandson of another side of his life. During the Great War, he spoke of how he became involved with local chapters of the Ku Klux Klan and started a sect in western Maryland. An Exalted Cyclops of the KKK, his grandfather was arrested in 1919 for an attempted lynching of a black man. However, a sympathetic judge set him free.

His father, an ex-Navy man who fought at Midway, began preforming at local venues around the region after returning from service, and soon moved to Nashville with his bride Lucille. Going from record label to record label, he secured a contract and began his career as a musician.

By the mid-1960s, a teenage Bob permanently settled with his mother outside of Maggie Valley, North Carolina. His father continued touring, before joining his family once again in 1966. However, the absence of his parents during his early childhood had caused Bob to become a reckless and morally questionable teenager. While getting excellent marks in school, after school he was a much different person. With the encouragement and support of his grandfather, he himself joined a local KKK chapter and led a gang of his school friends around town, harassing and sometimes assaulting black students and townsfolk.

Following his high school graduation, Bob enlisted in the U.S. Army and was sent for active service in Vietnam. Participating in Operation Lam Son, he was injured retreating out of Laos, with his left foot being torn off by machine gun fire. Forced to return to the U.S., he was treated and given a prosthetic foot.
Returning to private life in early 1971, he borrowed money from his father to enroll at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. However, in 1973, he dropped out of the school during a time of severe depression for the young man. His grandfather had passed away the year prior, and his father had followed around this time after years of alcohol abuse. Returning to their cottage in Maggie Valley, Bob spent the next two years caring for his ailing mother as she fought breast cancer.

During this time, he briefly married a local woman named Julia, however they divorced within a year.

While in Maggie Hill, he was taken under the wing of beloved town patriarch, mercantile owner and fan of his father's music, "Ol' Jim" as he was called. Ol' Jim encouraged Bob to continue with his interests, and to find what was right for him. He spent a few weeks travelling around the region preforming his father's music - and saw little success. For a while, he tried his hand at farming, purchasing a small plot of land near his mother's cottage. When his crops failed, Ol' Jim told him to thank God for giving him the chance to farm at all. He was also told to thank God for giving him a chance to try music. This lesson proved valuable to Bob, as he joined millions of Americans in becoming a 'born-again Christian' during the time period.

His mother passed away in 1977, and it was around the same time that Bob began making the rounds in Haywood County political circles, with the encouragement of Ol' Jim.

Marrying for a second time to a woman named Valarie, Bob inherited his mother's cottage after her death and renovated it, reviving his adjacent farm and settling down.
In 1980, he launched a campaign for town council, with Ol' Jim's backing, he presented himself as a personable, fresh political upstart. In fear of it hindering his career, Ol' Jim convinced him to change his name to "Robert Woolworth", nixing the "E. Lee".

Two years later, he ran for mayor - and won, largely thanks to Ol' Jim. During his time as mayor, he made a reputation for himself as a gifted orator and strong-willed man, earning the nickname "Bob the Bulldog". Taking aim at corruption in the town, he helped exposed an embezzlement ring controlled by the pastor of the Maggie Valley Tabernacle, and funded repavement of town roads, and renovation of several buildings in town. Serving two terms, he made statewide headlines for his anti-corruption work in Maggie Valley, and headed a state advisory committee on corruption to Republican organic chemist-turned Governor James Martin.

Leaving the committee in 1988, he spent the next two years building relationships and infrastructure across Western North Carolina to launch a congressional campaign, and officially registered as a Democrat.

With his wife, Valarie, disapproving of his political ambitions, he filed for divorce.

Announcing his campaign in 1990, he hit the campaign trail across the 11th District with various local Democratic party leaders, as well as Ol' Jim. Billing himself as "Bob the Bulldog", Bob pointed to his work in Maggie Valley as proof he was a pragmatic, effective leader. Winning the general election, he quickly established himself as a leading freshman voice for conservative Democrats, including voting against President Clinton on bills often. A rallying call for more moderate Democrats opposed to their counterparts, whenever the House produced a bill too liberal for them, many Representatives would declare "The Bulldog says it's Bullshit!". Embracing the slogan, he became a leading figure of conservative House Democrats, meeting and coordinating himself with President Clinton on legislation, a fellow Southerner. A loud and blunt man, Bob would often spend his speeches shouting through a thick Southern accent on the house floor.

He would make a point of always bringing his grandfather's Bible to work each day, and reading a verse on the House floor every time he spoke pertaining to current political situations.

Securing re-election in 1992 in a blowout, the margin was decreased in 1994 due to the Republican Revolution, however Bob still won comfortably.

It was after these midterms that he really began to gain leverage and influence in the House, becoming the chair of the newly-formed Blue Dog Caucus.

Ol' Jim passed away in 1995, and Bob gave his eulogy outside his old store in Maggie Valley.

Remarrying once more that same year to his third wife, Rose, he continued to travel back and forth between Maggie Valley and D.C. each week for work, and could often be seen walking around town or on his farm when off of work.

Often wearing his father's old cowboy hat, he controversially spoke out against allowing female congresswomen to wear pants, calling it a "rejection of tradition".

He divorced Rose in 1997.

Bob won re-election in 1996 and 1998 with over 90% of the vote, with Republicans twice not fielding a candidate. In 2000, he made national headlines by not endorsing Democratic nominee Al Gore, claiming his climate stance as "Classic Communist Policy", abbreviated as C.C.P, which he used to compare Gore to the Chinese Communist Party (also C.C.P). Endorsing Cush, he was at one point considered a potential cabinet member, but he vowed to stay in the House. Shortly after the election, Bob was censured by the North Carolina Democratic Party, in what he called "a complete charade" and "witch hunt against him.

The tense relationship between both the national and statewide parties and Bob would continue from this point, as he openly clashed with his colleagues. He put himself forward as a candidate for House Speaker in 2001 and 2003, failing both times. Continuing a conservative record in Congress, he has consistently won re-election by over 60% since 2000, remaining overwhelmingly popular in his district. Holding mostly conservative positions, including support for the Iraq/Afghanistan Wars.

Marrying a fourth wife in 2004, a 30-year old woman named Sarah, he had his first child with her in 2005 at the age of 53.

Widely speculated as a potential candidate for Senate or even President by pundits, conservative colleagues, and constituents alike, he has refused to comment on any future aspirations.

He continues to drive back and forth to Maggie Valley every Friday night, and still lives in the Maggie Valley cottage. Invited to accept his father's induction to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2002, he preformed his father's song 'Beer Bottles in my Basement' on national television.

He is an avid guitar and banjo player, and played the national anthem on the banjo in the Capitol Rotunda on Election Day 2004, with his custom banjo reading 'Cush-Cheney 04' on the back.

Other Info:
Married 4 times, has 1 child with 4th wife Sarah (born 2005)
KKK membership not known to anyone but family and friends
Has a framed Confederate flag in congressional office, as well as flying one at his Maggie Valley home underneath Old Glory
Wore a Confederate flag with George Washington's face in the center around his back on July 4, 1996 to show his "Southern patriotism". Denounced by NAACP for remarks later that day about his "concerns over the ni-, black domination of football" while talking with friends, unknowingly being recorded.

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Lavan Tiri
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Democratic Socialists

Postby Lavan Tiri » Mon Feb 28, 2022 6:20 pm

Madrinpoor wrote:
Hopal wrote:I've been looking at pictures of James Baker, and he wasn't so much of a politician as much as a statesman, so there aren't many pictures of him doing typical politician stuff, like campaigning, giving speeches at rallies, and whatnot. Do you think James Baker is a good enough character model, or should I change it?

I think he'll work, but it might be hard to find enough pictures for certain things. I recommend congresspeople (or failed congresspeople, like Beto), they're easier.


Australian politicians are also pretty well-documented and have lots of appropriate pictures.
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Deblar
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Founded: Jan 28, 2021
Left-wing Utopia

Postby Deblar » Mon Feb 28, 2022 6:33 pm

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NS Nation Name: Deblar
Character Name: Vincent Greene
Character Gender: male
Character Age: 67
Character Height: 5'10"
Character Weight: 243 lbs
Character Position/Role/Job:
    US Senator from New York (1999-present)
    US Ambassador to Jamaica (1996-1999)
    Mayor of New York City (1993-1996)
    Borough President of Queens (1989-1993)
    Civil Rights Lawyer (1968-1988)
Character Country/State of Birth: Jamaica, Queens, New York City, New York
Character State of Residence: New York, New York/ Washington D.C.
Character Party Affiliation: Democratic
Faceclaim: John Lewis
Main Strengths: Well Known, Popular in Home State, Experienced, Foreign Policy Expert, Strong Support from Labor Unions and African Americans
Main Weaknesses: Gives Off a Cold Vibe, Gaff-Prone,
Biography: (Minimum 2-3 paragraphs)
Other Info:

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Founded: Apr 30, 2020
Liberal Democratic Socialists

Postby Hopal » Mon Feb 28, 2022 6:45 pm

Madrinpoor wrote:
Hopal wrote:I've been looking at pictures of James Baker, and he wasn't so much of a politician as much as a statesman, so there aren't many pictures of him doing typical politician stuff, like campaigning, giving speeches at rallies, and whatnot. Do you think James Baker is a good enough character model, or should I change it?

I think he'll work, but it might be hard to find enough pictures for certain things. I recommend congresspeople (or failed congresspeople, like Beto), they're easier.

Alright, I'll change my face claim to Jeff Merkley. I've telegrammed Meretica about it already.
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Mareadmonte
Spokesperson
 
Posts: 157
Founded: Jan 22, 2022
Corporate Bordello

Postby Mareadmonte » Mon Feb 28, 2022 7:21 pm

Madrinpoor wrote:
Mareadmonte wrote:
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Character Application and Information Sheet


NS Nation Name: Mareadmonte
Character Name: Robert E. Lee "Bob", "The Bulldog" Woolworth
Character Gender: Male
Character Age: 55
Character Height: 6.1'
Character Weight: 176 lbs
Character Position/Role/Job: U.S. Representative from North Carolina (11th District)
Character Country/State of Birth: Kentucky
Character State of Residence: North Carolina
Character Party Affiliation: Democratic
Faceclaim: Sid Miller
Main Strengths: Personal popularity in district, ability to win in tough environment, views fit district as conservative Democrat, charismatic, religiousness, famous father, military service
Main Weaknesses: Brash and loud personality, increasingly at odds with fellow Democrats, racially questionable actions and statements, unknown youth ties to KKK, childhood trauma, health problems due to smoking
Biography: (Minimum 2-3 paragraphs)

Born Robert E. Lee Woolworth in the backseat of a tour bus near Cranks, Kentucky in April 1952, his parents named him after the Confederate general Robert E. Lee. His father, up-and-coming country western singer "Lonesome Gus" Woolworth, was on his way to a concert in Virginia with his heavily pregnant wife, Lucille, accompanying him.

Born several weeks early, young Bob, as he would come to be called, spent the first three years of his life living on that tour bus for the most part, sometimes staying with his grandparents at a remote Appalachian cabin in Maryland when his father had to travel cross-country. A native son of Appalachia, his grandfather had a large influence on the young boy. With interests ranging from the hillbilly music his son sang across the country, to studying Shakespeare and Moliere, it was the stories that Bob enjoyed most.

His grandfather, a Spanish-American war veteran, would recount stories of the war, and his personal encounters with the likes of Teddy Roosevelt and the "brown men" of Cuba. He would tell of working in the factories during the First World War to provide for his growing family, and returning to the Maryland mountains of his own youth after the war to raise Bob's father.
His grandfather, while a hero to the younger Woolworth, also told his grandson of another side of his life. During the Great War, he spoke of how he became involved with local chapters of the Ku Klux Klan and started a sect in western Maryland. An Exalted Cyclops of the KKK, his grandfather was arrested in 1919 for an attempted lynching of a black man. However, a sympathetic judge set him free.

His father, an ex-Navy man who fought at Midway, began preforming at local venues around the region after returning from service, and soon moved to Nashville with his bride Lucille. Going from record label to record label, he secured a contract and began his career as a musician.

By the mid-1960s, a teenage Bob permanently settled with his mother outside of Maggie Valley, North Carolina. His father continued touring, before joining his family once again in 1966. However, the absence of his parents during his early childhood had caused Bob to become a reckless and morally questionable teenager. While getting excellent marks in school, after school he was a much different person. With the encouragement and support of his grandfather, he himself joined a local KKK chapter and led a gang of his school friends around town, harassing and sometimes assaulting black students and townsfolk.

Following his high school graduation, Bob enlisted in the U.S. Army and was sent for active service in Vietnam. Participating in Operation Lam Son, he was injured retreating out of Laos, with his left foot being torn off by machine gun fire. Forced to return to the U.S., he was treated and given a prosthetic foot.
Returning to private life in early 1971, he borrowed money from his father to enroll at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. However, in 1973, he dropped out of the school during a time of severe depression for the young man. His grandfather had passed away the year prior, and his father had followed around this time after years of alcohol abuse. Returning to their cottage in Maggie Valley, Bob spent the next two years caring for his ailing mother as she fought breast cancer.

During this time, he briefly married a local woman named Julia, however they divorced within a year.

While in Maggie Hill, he was taken under the wing of beloved town patriarch, mercantile owner and fan of his father's music, "Ol' Jim" as he was called. Ol' Jim encouraged Bob to continue with his interests, and to find what was right for him. He spent a few weeks travelling around the region preforming his father's music - and saw little success. For a while, he tried his hand at farming, purchasing a small plot of land near his mother's cottage. When his crops failed, Ol' Jim told him to thank God for giving him the chance to farm at all. He was also told to thank God for giving him a chance to try music. This lesson proved valuable to Bob, as he joined millions of Americans in becoming a 'born-again Christian' during the time period.

His mother passed away in 1977, and it was around the same time that Bob began making the rounds in Haywood County political circles, with the encouragement of Ol' Jim.

Marrying for a second time to a woman named Valarie, Bob inherited his mother's cottage after her death and renovated it, reviving his adjacent farm and settling down.
In 1980, he launched a campaign for town council, with Ol' Jim's backing, he presented himself as a personable, fresh political upstart. In fear of it hindering his career, Ol' Jim convinced him to change his name to "Robert Woolworth", nixing the "E. Lee".

Two years later, he ran for mayor - and won, largely thanks to Ol' Jim. During his time as mayor, he made a reputation for himself as a gifted orator and strong-willed man, earning the nickname "Bob the Bulldog". Taking aim at corruption in the town, he helped exposed an embezzlement ring controlled by the pastor of the Maggie Valley Tabernacle, and funded repavement of town roads, and renovation of several buildings in town. Serving two terms, he made statewide headlines for his anti-corruption work in Maggie Valley, and headed a state advisory committee on corruption to Republican organic chemist-turned Governor James Martin.

Leaving the committee in 1988, he spent the next two years building relationships and infrastructure across Western North Carolina to launch a congressional campaign, and officially registered as a Democrat.

With his wife, Valarie, disapproving of his political ambitions, he filed for divorce.

Announcing his campaign in 1990, he hit the campaign trail across the 11th District with various local Democratic party leaders, as well as Ol' Jim. Billing himself as "Bob the Bulldog", Bob pointed to his work in Maggie Valley as proof he was a pragmatic, effective leader. Winning the general election, he quickly established himself as a leading freshman voice for conservative Democrats, including voting against President Clinton on bills often. A rallying call for more moderate Democrats opposed to their counterparts, whenever the House produced a bill too liberal for them, many Representatives would declare "The Bulldog says it's Bullshit!". Embracing the slogan, he became a leading figure of conservative House Democrats, meeting and coordinating himself with President Clinton on legislation, a fellow Southerner. A loud and blunt man, Bob would often spend his speeches shouting through a thick Southern accent on the house floor.

He would make a point of always bringing his grandfather's Bible to work each day, and reading a verse on the House floor every time he spoke pertaining to current political situations.

Securing re-election in 1992 in a blowout, the margin was decreased in 1994 due to the Republican Revolution, however Bob still won comfortably.

It was after these midterms that he really began to gain leverage and influence in the House, becoming the chair of the newly-formed Blue Dog Caucus.

Ol' Jim passed away in 1995, and Bob gave his eulogy outside his old store in Maggie Valley.

Remarrying once more that same year to his third wife, Rose, he continued to travel back and forth between Maggie Valley and D.C. each week for work, and could often be seen walking around town or on his farm when off of work.

Often wearing his father's old cowboy hat, he controversially spoke out against allowing female congresswomen to wear pants, calling it a "rejection of tradition".

He divorced Rose in 1997.

Bob won re-election in 1996 and 1998 with over 90% of the vote, with Republicans twice not fielding a candidate. In 2000, he made national headlines by not endorsing Democratic nominee Al Gore, claiming his climate stance as "Classic Communist Policy", abbreviated as C.C.P, which he used to compare Gore to the Chinese Communist Party (also C.C.P). Endorsing Cush, he was at one point considered a potential cabinet member, but he vowed to stay in the House. Shortly after the election, Bob was censured by the North Carolina Democratic Party, in what he called "a complete charade" and "witch hunt against him.

The tense relationship between both the national and statewide parties and Bob would continue from this point, as he openly clashed with his colleagues. He put himself forward as a candidate for House Speaker in 2001 and 2003, failing both times. Continuing a conservative record in Congress, he has consistently won re-election by over 60% since 2000, remaining overwhelmingly popular in his district. Holding mostly conservative positions, including support for the Iraq/Afghanistan Wars.

Marrying a fourth wife in 2004, a 30-year old woman named Sarah, he had his first child with her in 2005 at the age of 53.

Widely speculated as a potential candidate for Senate or even President by pundits, conservative colleagues, and constituents alike, he has refused to comment on any future aspirations.

He continues to drive back and forth to Maggie Valley every Friday night, and still lives in the Maggie Valley cottage. Invited to accept his father's induction to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2002, he preformed his father's song 'Beer Bottles in my Basement' on national television.

He is an avid guitar and banjo player, and played the national anthem on the banjo in the Capitol Rotunda on Election Day 2004, with his custom banjo reading 'Cush-Cheney 04' on the back.

Other Info:
Married 4 times, has 1 child with 4th wife Sarah (born 2005)
KKK membership not known to anyone but family and friends
Has a framed Confederate flag in congressional office, as well as flying one at his Maggie Valley home underneath Old Glory
Wore a Confederate flag with George Washington's face in the center around his back on July 4, 1996 to show his "Southern patriotism". Denounced by NAACP for remarks later that day about his "concerns over the ni-, black domination of football" while talking with friends, unknowingly being recorded.

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Hopal
Ambassador
 
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Founded: Apr 30, 2020
Liberal Democratic Socialists

Postby Hopal » Mon Feb 28, 2022 7:41 pm

Mareadmonte wrote:
Madrinpoor wrote:ACCEPTED123123 welcome to the RP! TG Meretica to be added to the char list. Glad to have you onboard! I think this guy'll be interesting...


What's a TG, or am I just blind?

TG stands for telegram, you can access them, when you leave forums in the top bar, third left from you'll see a letter symbol and the word telegram underneath, click on that then new telegram near the top right to send a telegram or TG.
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Envoy
 
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Founded: Aug 31, 2021
New York Times Democracy

Postby Melovinta » Tue Mar 01, 2022 10:47 am

Is Meretica offline? I sent a telegram 3 days ago about my application being accepted, and a telegram one day ago if I could change my charmodel, without any responses to either. Any ideas what's going on?
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Madrinpoor
Minister
 
Posts: 2231
Founded: Dec 01, 2020
Left-Leaning College State

Postby Madrinpoor » Tue Mar 01, 2022 11:16 am

Melovinta wrote:Is Meretica offline? I sent a telegram 3 days ago about my application being accepted, and a telegram one day ago if I could change my charmodel, without any responses to either. Any ideas what's going on?

It's exam week for a lot of people and also there are RL delays that can come from nowhere. Don't worry, Meretica will see what you've sent before the IC launches (if not, we'll take care of it :) ).

We're also working on getting the IC launched and stuff.
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Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Alozia » Tue Mar 01, 2022 12:35 pm

My app is slowly coming along
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Left-Leaning College State

Postby Madrinpoor » Tue Mar 01, 2022 12:55 pm

Alozia wrote:My app is slowly coming along

Same here
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Spokesperson
 
Posts: 157
Founded: Jan 22, 2022
Corporate Bordello

Postby Mareadmonte » Tue Mar 01, 2022 1:53 pm

Hopal wrote:
Mareadmonte wrote:
What's a TG, or am I just blind?

TG stands for telegram, you can access them, when you leave forums in the top bar, third left from you'll see a letter symbol and the word telegram underneath, click on that then new telegram near the top right to send a telegram or TG.


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Lobbyist
 
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Founded: Aug 19, 2021
Democratic Socialists

Postby Goddess Taytay » Tue Mar 01, 2022 2:38 pm

I would like to get my character approved

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Postby Latvijas Otra Republika » Tue Mar 01, 2022 2:42 pm

Goddess Taytay wrote:I would like to get my character approved

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Ex-Nation

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NS Nation Name: Goddess Taytay
Character Name: Allison Schnell
Character Gender: Female
Character Age: 32 Years
Character Height: 5'11"
Character Weight: 123.5 lbs (56 kg)
Character Position/Role/Job: Congresswoman from Tennessee's 5th Congressional District
Character Country/State of Birth: Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
Character State of Residence: Tennessee
Character Party Affiliation: Democratic Party
Faceclaim: Taylor Swift
Main Strengths:
Natural Charisma: Rep. Allison Schnell has been considered as one of the most talented people persons in recent memory. Her personality is considered charming and magnetic.
Physical Beauty: Schnell, rare for a politician, is widely considered one of the most attractive women in the public eye today.
Compassion and Empathy: Despite her political enthusiasm and tendency to invite some degree of controversy, she's known to be kind and respectful to everyone and has a compassionate personality that few can contradict.
Vast Personal Wealth: Schnell is independently wealthy and is worth tens of millions of dollars.
Already a Household Name: Schnell was famous before running for office, she is widely renowned in all five hundred and thirty five districts.

Main Weaknesses:
Lack of Relevant Experience: Schnell's past occupation is that of a singer and musician, while this can help her speak more clearly and make her voice more pleasant, it does not lend itself well to training her for the debates that arise.
Lack of Education: Schnell has never completed a Batchelor's Degree, while intelligent in her own right, she lacks the inherent book smarts of most of her opposition, many of whom sport master's degrees or law degrees.


Biography: (Minimum 2-3 paragraphs)

Schnell is an American singer, composer, musician, actress, model, and politician. She was elected to Tennessee's 5th District in 2006. She was born in Pennsylvania, but relocated to Nashville during adolescence to pursue her dreams of being a country singer, songwriter, and musician. During this time she avoided political discussions, and was known as kind and caring and devoted to her family and friends.
Schnell's first album was self-published but became an immediate minor success and garnered her public attention. Her second album was promptly signed and her subsequent albums were a best seller. She won awards for the Grammy's and music video awards as well. She continued to amass devoted fans and was one of the most popular and adored young performers in the world.
Her stardom grew as she continued to produce her own music, which mostly dealt with everyday topics that her fans could relate to. She avoided excessive drinking and recreational drug use and went out of her way to show appreciation to fans regularly, sending them gifts and paying them visits even. She expanded her singing to acting, playing minor supporting roles in several films.
Ultimately, she could not remain quiet and opened up about her political views in 2005 and is excited to represent Tennessee in the United States House of Representatives. While many conservatives are disappointed she is not on their side, her likability has helped her avoid making too many enemies. She's noted that she considers herself a feminist, is pro-choice, supports gun control measures, same sex marriage, and opposition to the war. Schnell has supported bills that would limit the rights of people to discriminate on basis of race, gender, or sexual orientation. She also has supported social services for families in need and deviates from her more liberal principles by supporting the rights of home schoolers, vouchers, and charter schools, as she was home schooled in order to focus on her music. Tanya Schnell, despite less education has learned to speak fluent Japanese and has stated she would like to attend a public university and would study history. Schnell also has stated that she is a Christian, which she states is about accepting people as our siblings in Christ, no matter who they might be.
Schnell has noted that she is in a relationship with an English actor right now.

Other Info:
It is rumored she is considering a run for US Senate in 2008.

Despite disavowing them recently, Schnell is popular among white supremacists who consider her an Aryan ideal. She has faced criticism for not disavowing this fan base when they first surfaced, only disavowing them shortly before running for office.
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NS Nation Name: Sarenium
Character Name: Deborah "Deb" Feyrer
Character Gender: F
Character Age: 62 (Born 2 November, 1945)
Character Height: 198cm
Character Weight: 88kg
Character Position/Role/Job: U.S. Senator from Alabama (1993-), U.S. Congresswoman from Alabama's 7th Congressional District (1987-1993)
Appearance: Pauline Hanson
Character State of Origin: Mississippi
Character State of Residence: Alabama
Character Party Affiliation: Democratic (Until 1994), Republican (1994-)
Main Strengths: Established, Longtime Incumbent, Deeply Religious, Historic Outsider
Main Weaknesses: Long History of Published Statements, Has Made Racially Insensitive Remarks in the Past, Elitist Roots
Biography:

Deb Feyrer, born to father Richard Feyrer and mother Elaine Feyrer in 1955 is the sitting U.S. Senator from Alabama, an office she has held since she was first elected to it in 1994. Re-elected in 1998 as a Republican, she was first elected to the U.S. Senate as a Democrat and has since gone onto become one of most staunchly conservative Republican Senators.

Born the only daughter to the Feyrer family, she was born on the other side of statelines as the family was visiting relatives in Gulfport. Her father was the U.S. Representative for Alabama's 7th District from 1963 to 1975 when he retired to run for and be elected as Governor of Alabama. Governor Feyrer served from 1975 until 1983 when he would leave office. In June of 1980, the former Democrat Governor delivered a stinging rebuke of President Carter, calling him unfit for the highest office, declaring the party had abandoned it's commitment to 'hardworking Alabama Families' and endorsed Governor Reagan. Richard Feyrer would later serve as U.S. Secretary of Agriculture in the Reagan Administration, while remaining a Democrat. In 1984, as her father was nominated for Agriculture Secretary, Deborah began working in the office of then-Congressman Richard Shelby. Shelby became a sort of mentor to the young Alabama gal and when he ran for U.S. Senate in 1986, Deborah took his seat in the House.

In the House she opposed the Immigration Act of 1990, due to it's embrace of homosexuals. She also exuded Shelby-like foreign policy views, becoming a noted Boll Weevil. When Shelby was diagnosed with brain cancer in 1991, he announced his intention to retire and simultaneously endorsed "proven Alabama conservative Democrat" Deb Feyrer. She would win the primary runoff narrowly before winning the Senate election with a six point margin. Almost immediately, she gained notice for her public feud with President Clifford when she labeled him as 'big on taxes and soft on cuts'. Following the 1994 Republican Revolution she switched parties. She later sponsored DOMA and became a vociferous opponent of the effort to soften the laws surrounding "f@gs shooting in uniform" as she declared at a rally at the time. Every year she has introduced a bill to amend the Constitution and reverse Roe v. Wade by declaring Abortion under the clear purview of the states; and every year it is assigned to Committee and never entertained. She also became notable for her vote against all Democratic nominees to the U.S. Supreme Court except Justice [Not-Ginsburg], her rationale being that the Justice was exceptionally qualified for the role irrespective of her views, though secretly it was because she believed it's what god would have wanted. She later expressed privately to her late husband that maybe that was a misinterpretation of God's views. Her vote against [Not-Breyer] in 1994 was rationalized by her view that he held international court rulings in too high an esteem for her liking.

In the late-1990s she supported the interventions in the Balkans while becoming the Republican Senate's point-person in opposition to the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty. Having done her undergrad at Auburn University, a Bachelor of Arts and later on having done her postgraduate Masters of Arts dissertation in a critical evaluation of American Foreign Policy in Asia and the Middle East, she was seen as both qualified and a likely contender for Secretary of State in the second term of the Burke Administration, a role for which she was passed over after a coalition of New England Republican Senators voiced their opposition publicly to any speculated nomination. She also rejected any White House role and preferred to remain in the Senate. In the wake of 9/11, Senator Feyrer expressed caution in the headlong passage of the PATRIOT Act in private. Her eventual vote in favor coming after being prevailed upon by the White House and Republican Leadership. Pundits have noted that she has pivoted her language away from the inflammatory and towards that with more consensus. She has used her position in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to, for now, help the Administration in a limited capacity as it seeks to avoid scrutiny over the Iraq War. In 2006, she was spotted joining Republican Candidates up and down the ballot in just about every state, involvement made easier by the fact that she was comfortably re-elected in 2004 by almost 35 points against a barely known Democrat.

She has also published a book titled "A Southern Gal: Memoirs of Deborah Feyrer" in 2001, and "Opportunity for the Middle Class: Done Right" in February 2006. She also has a published cookbook titled "Southern Recipes from MeeMaw". Her book on economic opportunity and the middle class garnered conversation and some support from among elite Republicans as it spoke of a flat tax rate, simplification of the tax code and the dismantlement of regulatory hurdles to success. Her book also gained acclaim from centrist pundits in those circles, for it's hinted embrace of regulation where competition is dysfunctional, a deviation from general Republican Orthodoxy but nonetheless a line of thinking which has won plaudits from some centrist thinkers. Her announcement of an Exploratory Committee in January of 2007 has led to quick staffing and a warm embrace of e-Campaigning, tacitly acknowledging the Dean methodology, while also engaging those with bigger dollars to donate where appropriate and possible. The Feyrer Campaign is expected to be fully underway in the next month as the ardent social conservative from Alabama aims to be the first woman as well as first Alabamian to be elected President...

She currently sits on the Foreign Relations Committee, the Rules and Administrations Committee and the Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee. She is the Ranking Member on the Europe and Regional Security Cooperation Subcommittee. She is rumored to be have been angling for a move from Rules and Administration to the Intelligence Committee but this has not come to fruition.

The Senator has three children, and has been widowed for seven years. Her recommitment to her faith after the tragic death of her husband from a heart attack has solidified her support from among Evangelical Activists in the South.

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Ex-Nation

Postby Yaruqo » Tue Mar 01, 2022 5:13 pm

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NS Nation Name: Sarenium
Character Name: Deborah "Deb" Feyrer
Character Gender: F
Character Age: 64 (Born 2 November, 1955)
Character Height: 198cm
Character Weight: 88kg
Character Position/Role/Job: U.S. Senator from Alabama (1993-), U.S. Congresswoman from Alabama's 7th Congressional District (1987-1993)
Appearance: Pauline Hanson
Character State of Origin: Mississippi
Character State of Residence: Alabama
Character Party Affiliation: Democratic (Until 1994), Republican (1994-)
Main Strengths: Established, Longtime Incumbent, Deeply Religious, Historic Outsider
Main Weaknesses: Long History of Published Statements, Has Made Racially Insensitive Remarks in the Past, Elitist Roots
Biography:

Deb Feyrer, born to father Richard Feyrer and mother Elaine Feyrer in 1955 is the sitting U.S. Senator from Alabama, an office she has held since she was first elected to it in 1994. Re-elected in 1998 as a Republican, she was first elected to the U.S. Senate as a Democrat and has since gone onto become one of most staunchly conservative Republican Senators.

Born the only daughter to the Feyrer family, she was born on the other side of statelines as the family was visiting relatives in Gulfport. Her father was the U.S. Representative for Alabama's 7th District from 1963 to 1975 when he retired to run for and be elected as Governor of Alabama. Governor Feyrer served from 1975 until 1983 when he would leave office. In June of 1980, the former Democrat Governor delivered a stinging rebuke of President Carter, calling him unfit for the highest office, declaring the party had abandoned it's commitment to 'hardworking Alabama Families' and endorsed Governor Reagan. Richard Feyrer would later serve as U.S. Secretary of Agriculture in the Reagan Administration, while remaining a Democrat. In 1984, as her father was nominated for Agriculture Secretary, Deborah began working in the office of then-Congressman Richard Shelby. Shelby became a sort of mentor to the young Alabama gal and when he ran for U.S. Senate in 1986, Deborah took his seat in the House.

In the House she opposed the Immigration Act of 1990, due to it's embrace of homosexuals. She also exuded Shelby-like foreign policy views, becoming a noted Boll Weevil. When Shelby was diagnosed with brain cancer in 1991, he announced his intention to retire and simultaneously endorsed "proven Alabama conservative Democrat" Deb Feyrer. She would win the primary runoff narrowly before winning the Senate election with a six point margin. Almost immediately, she gained notice for her public feud with President Clifford when she labeled him as 'big on taxes and soft on cuts'. Following the 1994 Republican Revolution she switched parties. She later sponsored DOMA and became a vociferous opponent of the effort to soften the laws surrounding "f@gs shooting in uniform" as she declared at a rally at the time. Every year she has introduced a bill to amend the Constitution and reverse Roe v. Wade by declaring Abortion under the clear purview of the states; and every year it is assigned to Committee and never entertained. She also became notable for her vote against all Democratic nominees to the U.S. Supreme Court except Justice [Not-Ginsburg], her rationale being that the Justice was exceptionally qualified for the role irrespective of her views, though secretly it was because she believed it's what god would have wanted. She later expressed privately to her late husband that maybe that was a misinterpretation of God's views. Her vote against [Not-Breyer] in 1994 was rationalized by her view that he held international court rulings in too high an esteem for her liking.

In the late-1990s she supported the interventions in the Balkans while becoming the Republican Senate's point-person in opposition to the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty. Having done her undergrad at Auburn University, a Bachelor of Arts and later on having done her postgraduate Masters of Arts dissertation in a critical evaluation of American Foreign Policy in Asia and the Middle East, she was seen as both qualified and a likely contender for Secretary of State in the second term of the Burke Administration, a role for which she was passed over after a coalition of New England Republican Senators voiced their opposition publicly to any speculated nomination. She also rejected any White House role and preferred to remain in the Senate. In the wake of 9/11, Senator Feyrer expressed caution in the headlong passage of the PATRIOT Act in private. Her eventual vote in favor coming after being prevailed upon by the White House and Republican Leadership. Pundits have noted that she has pivoted her language away from the inflammatory and towards that with more consensus. She has used her position in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to, for now, help the Administration in a limited capacity as it seeks to avoid scrutiny over the Iraq War. In 2006, she was spotted joining Republican Candidates up and down the ballot in just about every state, involvement made easier by the fact that she was comfortably re-elected in 2004 by almost 35 points against a barely known Democrat.

She has also published a book titled "A Southern Gal: Memoirs of Deborah Feyrer" in 2001, and "Opportunity for the Middle Class: Done Right" in February 2006. She also has a published cookbook titled "Southern Recipes from MeeMaw". Her book on economic opportunity and the middle class garnered conversation and some support from among elite Republicans as it spoke of a flat tax rate, simplification of the tax code and the dismantlement of regulatory hurdles to success. Her book also gained acclaim from centrist pundits in those circles, for it's hinted embrace of regulation where competition is dysfunctional, a deviation from general Republican Orthodoxy but nonetheless a line of thinking which has won plaudits from some centrist thinkers. Her announcement of an Exploratory Committee in January of 2007 has led to quick staffing and a warm embrace of e-Campaigning, tacitly acknowledging the Dean methodology, while also engaging those with bigger dollars to donate where appropriate and possible. The Feyrer Campaign is expected to be fully underway in the next month as the ardent social conservative from Alabama aims to be the first woman as well as first Alabamian to be elected President...

She currently sits on the Foreign Relations Committee, the Rules and Administrations Committee and the Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee. She is the Ranking Member on the Europe and Regional Security Cooperation Subcommittee. She is rumored to be have been angling for a move from Rules and Administration to the Intelligence Committee but this has not come to fruition.

The Senator has three children, and has been widowed for seven years. Her recommitment to her faith after the tragic death of her husband from a heart attack has solidified her support from among Evangelical Activists in the South.

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The Anarcho-Syndicalist Commune
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Postby The Anarcho-Syndicalist Commune » Tue Mar 01, 2022 6:36 pm

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NS Nation Name: The Anarcho-Syndicalist Commune
Character Name: Stephen Black
Character Gender: Male
Character Age: 40
Character Height: 6'2
Character Weight: 193 lbs.
Character Position/Role/Job: Representative from Colorado's 4th District
Character Country/State of Birth: Colorado
Character State of Residence: Colorado
Character Party Affiliation: Democrat
Faceclaim: Ben Sasse
Main Strengths: A charismatic personality, long family history in his district with great familiarity with the right people to know, and known as a man who gets business done.
Main Weaknesses: He holds a thin majority in his district at the best of times, and is nominally supported by his state party, but is unpopular as a populist and is seen as blocking progress that the CDP is trying to make in the state, as well as being seen by urban voters outside of his main base in Fort Collins as a Democrat in name only. Meanwhile his pro-enviromentalist agenda since he was elected to the congress has been unpopular among the more conservative bases of his home territory, leading to Stephen riding a knife's edge between populism and moderatism that many see as unsustainable.

Biography: Stephen Black is the youngest son of Carson Black, current owner and boss of the Five Horses Ranch located outside of Fort Collins, CO. Comprising a thousand and a half acres, Carson was and remains a strong figure among the Colorado Cattleman's Association and conservatives in the north east corner of the state, serving as Sheriff for Larimer County for two terms from 1980-1992. Stephen spent his early years homeschooled on the ranch, learning to ride, rope, and read books about cowboys and explorers before he learned how to do other things like math. At the age of eleven he was sent to boarding school out east at the behest of his mother, a native Virginian. Attending a variety of prestigious boarding schools in the Northern Virginia area, the teenaged Stephen often spent his free days at school visiting Washington with his friends or hiking in the Shenandoah's as part of class trips. These trips would inspire his two passions in later life, politics and environmentalism. When he returned home for summers and winters he would spend more time in the high country of the rockies then he would on the plains of the family ranch. Upon graduating high school in 1981, not feeling any particular calling in the world, Stephen returned to the east and spent a gap year hiking the Appalachian Trail, much to the dismay of his father. Upon the finishing of his hike, Stephen returned out west, where he was promptly forced to apply to and study at UC-Boulder.

Stephen spent his college years like he would spend most of his life, riding the edge between one world and another. He kept his nose to the grindstone during the day, and engaged with the university's party scene by night. It was a tough way to plow through school and one that he might not have kept himself together doing if it weren't for him meeting his future wife, Laura Miller, in the process. The pair were made for each other, both having a deep interest in both governement and conservation. Together the pair organized several on campus rallies, and both went off to Georgetown Law School upon graduating in 1990. After Law School, Stephen was hired by the Office of the Solicitor in the U.S. Interior office, but was forced to move back out west in early 1991 due to the death of his mother. He opened a private practice focusing on land law and environmental law in Fort Collins, which took off thanks to the never ending land disputes on the plains.

In 1999, Stephen made his first strides into the world of politics since he had to leave Washington. Running for the Mayor of Fort Collins, his first foray into politics was met by abject failure as Stephen with his little experience tried to run his own grassroots campaign and stumbled most of the way, and ended with only 33% of the City's vote. Determined to make his mark on the world, and taking his loss in stride, Stephen once again ran for Mayor in 2001, this time with the assistance of his father to form a proper campaign. Stephen ran on making the city one of America's first green cities, along with extensive infrastructure repair and reform. His message struck a chord in the mostly blue city and thanks to a properly managed campaign this time around, he won by a fair margin with 60% of the vote. In his first term, Stephen made much progress on his platform, upgrading his city's road and sewer network and rapidly encouraging solar energy across the city. After being elected to a second term in 2003, Stephen spent much of his next encumbancy encouraging the development of recreational areas and improving the city's education system. A system of public use parks were constructed and Stephen's strides in reading intiatives and pushing use of electronic tools such as laptops in classrooms has been seen as ahead of it's time amongst his Colorado political peers. He declined to run for a third term in 2005, instead announcing his candidacy for Colorado's 4th District in 2006.

Promoted by his father's friends in the Cattleman's association, and running on a platform emphasizing better representation for the cattle industry as well as better subsidies, extensive environmental investment into green energy and protection, support of NCLB, as well as going against the grain of his party with support for gun rights. He also supported a more extensive healthcare system which he presented as being good for Cowboys often put out of work or forced into extensive debts to a ranch boss by their dangerous profession. With this platform, as well as promoting the good he had done the City of Fort Collins, Stephen managed to eke out a 1.5% victory in the election over his republican challenger, a victory many believe he would have lost if he had faced an encumbent. He now serves as a member of the House Energy and Commerce and Natural Resources committees, where he has been advocating for the Cattle industry his district relies upon while also trying to pass green energy bills to earn the support of his blue voters in Denver's suburbs and his home city of Fort Collins
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Postby Madrinpoor » Tue Mar 01, 2022 7:23 pm

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NS Nation Name: The Anarcho-Syndicalist Commune
Character Name: Stephen Black
Character Gender: Male
Character Age: 40
Character Height: 6'2
Character Weight: 193 lbs.
Character Position/Role/Job: Representative from Colorado's 4th District
Character Country/State of Birth: Colorado
Character State of Residence: Colorado
Character Party Affiliation: Democrat
Faceclaim: Ben Sasse
Main Strengths: A charismatic personality, long family history in his district with great familiarity with the right people to know, and known as a man who gets business done.
Main Weaknesses: He holds a thin majority in his district at the best of times, and is nominally supported by his state party, but is unpopular as a populist and is seen as blocking progress that the CDP is trying to make in the state, as well as being seen by urban voters outside of his main base in Fort Collins as a Democrat in name only. Meanwhile his pro-enviromentalist agenda since he was elected to the congress has been unpopular among the more conservative bases of his home territory, leading to Stephen riding a knife's edge between populism and moderatism that many see as unsustainable.

Biography: Stephen Black is the youngest son of Carson Black, current owner and boss of the Five Horses Ranch located outside of Fort Collins, CO. Comprising a thousand and a half acres, Carson was and remains a strong figure among the Colorado Cattleman's Association and conservatives in the north east corner of the state, serving as Sheriff for Larimer County for two terms from 1980-1992. Stephen spent his early years homeschooled on the ranch, learning to ride, rope, and read books about cowboys and explorers before he learned how to do other things like math. At the age of eleven he was sent to boarding school out east at the behest of his mother, a native Virginian. Attending a variety of prestigious boarding schools in the Northern Virginia area, the teenaged Stephen often spent his free days at school visiting Washington with his friends or hiking in the Shenandoah's as part of class trips. These trips would inspire his two passions in later life, politics and environmentalism. When he returned home for summers and winters he would spend more time in the high country of the rockies then he would on the plains of the family ranch. Upon graduating high school in 1981, not feeling any particular calling in the world, Stephen returned to the east and spent a gap year hiking the Appalachian Trail, much to the dismay of his father. Upon the finishing of his hike, Stephen returned out west, where he was promptly forced to apply to and study at UC-Boulder.

Stephen spent his college years like he would spend most of his life, riding the edge between one world and another. He kept his nose to the grindstone during the day, and engaged with the university's party scene by night. It was a tough way to plow through school and one that he might not have kept himself together doing if it weren't for him meeting his future wife, Laura Miller, in the process. The pair were made for each other, both having a deep interest in both governement and conservation. Together the pair organized several on campus rallies, and both went off to Georgetown Law School upon graduating in 1990. After Law School, Stephen was hired by the Office of the Solicitor in the U.S. Interior office, but was forced to move back out west in early 1991 due to the death of his mother. He opened a private practice focusing on land law and environmental law in Fort Collins, which took off thanks to the never ending land disputes on the plains.

In 1999, Stephen made his first strides into the world of politics since he had to leave Washington. Running for the Mayor of Fort Collins, his first foray into politics was met by abject failure as Stephen with his little experience tried to run his own grassroots campaign and stumbled most of the way, and ended with only 33% of the City's vote. Determined to make his mark on the world, and taking his loss in stride, Stephen once again ran for Mayor in 2001, this time with the assistance of his father to form a proper campaign. Stephen ran on making the city one of America's first green cities, along with extensive infrastructure repair and reform. His message struck a chord in the mostly blue city and thanks to a properly managed campaign this time around, he won by a fair margin with 60% of the vote. In his first term, Stephen made much progress on his platform, upgrading his city's road and sewer network and rapidly encouraging solar energy across the city. After being elected to a second term in 2003, Stephen spent much of his next encumbancy encouraging the development of recreational areas and improving the city's education system. A system of public use parks were constructed and Stephen's strides in reading intiatives and pushing use of electronic tools such as laptops in classrooms has been seen as ahead of it's time amongst his Colorado political peers. He declined to run for a third term in 2005, instead announcing his candidacy for Colorado's 4th District in 2006.

Promoted by his father's friends in the Cattleman's association, and running on a platform emphasizing better representation for the cattle industry as well as better subsidies, extensive environmental investment into green energy and protection, support of NCLB, as well as going against the grain of his party with support for gun rights. He also supported a more extensive healthcare system which he presented as being good for Cowboys often put out of work or forced into extensive debts to a ranch boss by their dangerous profession. With this platform, as well as promoting the good he had done the City of Fort Collins, Stephen managed to eke out a 1.5% victory in the election over his republican challenger, a victory many believe he would have lost if he had faced an encumbent. He now serves as a member of the House Energy and Commerce and Natural Resources committees, where he has been advocating for the Cattle industry his district relies upon while also trying to pass green energy bills to earn the support of his blue voters in Denver's suburbs and his home city of Fort Collins
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1. Oof his picture took a beating lol (not a critique just funny thanks for changing it)
2. Can you take that 33% down a bit? Someone whose grassroots campaign floundered would probably not achieve 33% of the vote (still pretty good).
3. On his second run, can you bring the 60% down to just over 50%? a 60% margin is really good, and it seems to me that he kind of squeaked his way into office. If you still want a fair margin, may I recommend something like 54%?
4. How did he win the Democratic primary when he ran for the House? You don't necessarily need to edit the app, I'd just like some elaboration.
5. You are SO CLOSE! Just need to clarify/tweak a couple things!
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Everybody, if your app hasn't been getting attention in a while, it's feasible we missed it. Just keep reminding us! We're probably not trying to ignore you ;)
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NS Nation Name: Dentali
Character Name: George Malcolm Pierce Jr
Character Gender: M
Character Age: 68
Character Height: 5’8”
Character Weight: 216 lbs
Character Position/Role/Job: Senator from Arizona. Elected 2006
Character Country/State of Birth: Arizona
Character State of Residence: Arizona
Character Party Affiliation: Independent, Republican Caucusing
Faceclaim: Wendell Pierce
Main Strengths: unifying figure, crazy high favorable, outsider, popular politics in general, military and FP experience
Main Weaknesses: lack of political experience, too moderate for primary, lacks any political Allies or connections, alienated evangelicals and neocons
Biography: George Malcolm Pierce Jr was born to George and Linda Pierce in Tucson, Arizona in 1940. His father was a mechanic who would serve in the Army Corp of Engineers during WW2 and his mother was a teacher, the couple had 4 children. George would attend public school in a bad part of Detroit but would excel and eventually graduate class Salutatorian and scored a 168 on an IQ test. He would go to the University of Arizona in 1956 joining Alpha Phi Alpha, one of the earliest I-M African American fraternities, and graduated with a degree in Engineering.

As a member of the ROTC he would graduate in 1960 and be commissioned as an infantry 2nd Lieutenant. He earned his Parachutist Badge and was assigned as a platoon leader to the 187th Airborne Infantry. George’s first overseas assignment was with the 6th Infantry Regiment in West Germany, serving as an Aide-de-Camp to the Brigadier General of the Berlin Brigade. In 1963 he was promoted to Captain and spent 8 months attending Advanced Infantry School. In 1964 he enrolled at the University of Southern California to pursue his masters in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering graduating in ‘66.

After Graduation he volunteered for service in South Vietnam rather than teaching for faster career advancement. He served as a task force advisor to the Republic of Vietnam’s Airborne Division. During this tour he would be wounded by a Punji Stick during his first combat experience while fighting in the Central Highlands breaking a siege. For this action he was awarded the Silver Star and Purple Heart. 6 months later he was wounded four more times in a single action and was awarded a second Silver Star and a Purple Heart.

After 10 months of combat duty Pierce left the frontlines and became a staff advisor for civil affairs for the ARVN Airborne Division and then returned stateside as an associate professor in the Mechanics Department at West Point. In ‘68 he attended the Command and General Staff College and completed the course in June of ‘69. He would return to Vietnam in July of 69 with the rank of Lt Colonel for a second tour, this time serving as an Executive Officer to the MACV Chief of Staff in Saigon. This tour had a massive effect on him, as he saw the demoralization of the troops, leading to rampant drug use and poor discipline.

Still Pierce gained a reputation as an effective and aggressive commander amid a poor brigade performance record. He led from the front and became known for a short temper. It was also during this tour that he accidentally ordered his helicopter to land in a minefield. Poor judgment on his part led to the deaths of 3 soldiers under his command. After this tour he was awarded a third Silver Star as well as a Bronze Star and a Legion of Merit in 1970.

Upon his return he was interviewed by a newspaper and said

“I don't think there will ever be another major confrontation where the armies line up on both sides. If that happens, it's inevitably going to be nuclear weapons and the whole thing. So I think all wars of the future are going to be—and again, God forbid, I hope we don't have any. War is a profanity, it really is. It's terrifying. Nobody is more anti-war than an intelligent person who's been to war. Probably the most anti-war people I know are Army officers—but if we do have a war, I think it's going to be limited in nature like Vietnam and Korea. Limited in scope. And when they get ready to send me again, I'm going to have to stop and ask myself, "is it worth it?" That's a very dangerous place for the nation to be when your own army is going to stop and question”

His negative experiences during the second tour and the treatment of Vietnam Veterans made Pierce seriously consider leaving the military for good. Instead he served a White House Fellowship from 1972 to 1973 and then attended the National War College from 1974-75. In ‘76 he assumed command of the 1st Brigade of the 9th Infantry Division which he commanded until 1978 when he received his first star as a brigadier general.

Pierce served two years as assistant division commander of the 8th Infantry Division in Germany between 1981 and 1983 before returning to Washington as the director of personnel management for the Army where he was promoted to Major General. In ‘83 he was given command of the 24th Infantry.

He was appointed to the command group for the Invasion of Grenada and became well known for clashing to the overall operation commander for the poor communication, coordination and logistics operations. He would say privately during this time that he did not think the US should have been involved in the conflict and began to push hard for greater cooperation between the branches, and for the implementation of policies that would make joint warfare the standard. This was a doctrine that would win out, and would become the basis for the “Pierce Doctrine”

After the invasion he would become assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Plans at the Pentagon for until mid ‘86. Before returning to Georgia to command I Corps as a Lt General. In ‘87 he returned once more to Washington as the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Plans, but more importantly during this time he began a secondary role as the Army’s senior member of the Military Staff Committee at the UNSC where he garnered valuable foreign policy experience and diplomatic skills, which included arms reduction talks with the Soviet Union.

In January of 1989 Pierce was named Commander of CENTCOM, a dark horse candidate chosen over a more popular vice admiral and was promoted to General. This position made him responsible for US Military Operations in 19 countries and for 200,000 service Members. During this time he was very concerned with the Iran-Iraq war and led a wargame of the Soviet Union invading through the Zagros Mountains. In multiple testimonies before the Senate Armed Services Committee between 1988 and 1990 he impressed the committee with his command over the intricate relationships of the region and encouraged the US to seek a moderating influence in Iraq and stated the threat the nation posed to its neighbors, particularly under Saddam Hussein. He would direct his command to prepare for the ‘most realistic conflict scenario’ in coming years, that being the invasion of Kuwait by Iraq eventually drafting a War plan for the Defense of the Arabian Peninsula which envisioned an invasion of Saudi Arabia by Iraq through Kuwait. And in 1990’s Internal Look ‘90 he wrote a scenario clearly based on a theoretical invasion of Kuwait by Iraq. Only 1 week after the exercises concluded Iraq invaded.

General Pierce activated his contingency plans, putting his local troops on alert and then had an immediate emergency meeting with the President. Pierce’s internal plans were made the basis for the aggressive response to the invasion. Learning from the mistakes of the vietnam war Pierce’s plan called for decisive and overwhelming force.

Pierce began to be closely followed by the media, conducting front line inspect tours of the combat zones accompanied by reporters and conducting many high profile press conferences. He worked closely with the other allied nations contributing military forces and highlighted their contributions, while working to minimize culture clashes. Pierce frequently worked 18 hour days for the planning of the operation where he would command a multinational force of over 750,000 and cultivated close relationships with the French, British and Saudi commanders.

After 139 days of planning Operation Desert Storm Commenced. Within 10 days total air superiority had been achieved and the Iraqi army had been fooled into believing the attack would focus on Kuwait directly. Instead he launched a ‘left hook’ into Iraq itself, and within 90 hours 42 out of 50 Iraqi divisions had been destroyed at the cost of 125 American and 482 coalition lives. On February 27th after a media blackout he gave a famous hour long press conference where he gave a truly comprehensive and comprehensible detailing of events.

He was greeted by the President with a large Parade down Broadway in NYC and given numerous honors becoming the only person to receive the Distinguished Service Cross from the Army, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard. He continued to lead CENTCOM and in ‘93 was assigned as the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff for the incoming (Not-Clinton) administration, becoming the youngest chairman in its history and the first commissioned through the ROTC.

He was considered a bad fit for the administration which was made up of liberal internationalists, particularly clashing with Madeleine Albright over situations like the Bosnian Crisis which he felt did not involve US interests. He also clashed with SoD Leslie Aspin who he felt was disinterested in his presentations and with whom he laid the blame for the Battle of Mogadishu.

Pierce would resign in 1994 and retire from the military and move to Arizona where his son had settled to be closer to his family. He founded the “America’s Promise” program which would help children around the country coming from poor means. He was profiled by the Associated Press, the Washington Post, and Newsday, People, as well as praised in a Random House publication on the war, “Triumph in the Desert.” His speaking fees topped $60,000 per public appearance. In 1995, he published a memoir, “It Doesn't Take a Hero”, about his life; it became a bestseller and Pierce sold the rights to his memoirs to Bantam Books for $5,000,000. That same year he would win $24,000 on celebrity jeopardy for his charity.

He was considered a potential Republican candidate for the ‘96 election but said he was an independent and decided not to run, though the truth was also linked to his wife’s misgivings. Despite this he won the Republican New Hampshire Vice-Presidential Primary on write-in votes.

In 1998 Pierce officially registered as a Republican and many believed he would run in 2000 but once again his wife’s mental health issues, which included a several month stint in a psychiatrist facility in the 80s, kept him from doing so. Instead he endorsed (Not Bush) and gave a powerful speech at the 2000 convention, he had a favorable rating of over 80% at the time.

In 2001 Pierce was unanimously confirmed as Secretary of State and became the first African American in the position. In the wake of 9/11 Pierce’s chief job was managing the coalition in the War on Terror and spearheading the HIV/AIDS relief efforts of the (Not Bush) administration.

In ‘03 he was given the job of building the case of the invasion of Iraq. Pierce favored involving the international community instead of a unilateral approach and argued in favor of military action to the UN. He later said this speech was given on four days' notice and he did not know the dubious nature of the intelligence dossier and later described it on Barbara Walters as a ‘Painful blot on my record.’

After Saddam was deposed Pierce continued to work on maintaining and building coalitions, this time to rebuild Iraq, even testifying in ‘04 that he now knew much of the information used to justify the invasion was ‘flat out wrong’ and he thought it would be unlikely any WMDs would be found and pushed to reform intelligence services and sharing. He notably called the Darfur Genocide a genocide, thus becoming the first cabinet member to use such a term to describe an ongoing conflict.

Tensions within the administration between Pierce, particularly with the Vice President, and the failing health of his wife cause Pierce to choose not to serve for a second (Not Bush) term, though many believe he would have been forced out regardless. His achievements in the state department include solving a Crisis with China and leading the international HIV/AIDS initiative, and blocking the attempts of the Vice President to tie Saddam to the 9/11 attacks.

After retirement he spent the majority of his time with his wife before her passing in early ‘05 from cancer. Continuing to see what he saw as the Not-Bush administration flailing and mismanaging the war on terror, Hurricane Katrina and curbing civil liberties at Home he once again considered entering politics. He consulted a number of individuals and experts to consider an 08 campaign for President, but his moderate positions made him unlikely to win the primary for either party and risked hurting his reputation and legacy should he begin to contort himself for the race.

Instead he announced he would run for Senate in ‘06, challenging the incumbent Republican in Arizona as an independent caucusing with republicans. Not-McCain Arizona’s other Senator made a public announcement to ‘not take sides’ leading many to interpret this as a tacit endorsement of Pierce. Pierce also collected endorsements from around the country from non-politicians and many moderates, amassed an impressive warchest and was heavily covered by the media. The Republican Senate leadership was already stretched far too thin, and elected to not send more than the bare minimum of support to the incumbent Republican. Still Pierce was a novice at campaigning as was his team, as he chose loyalists and up and comers rather than seasoned campaigning veterans to run things. He was hit hard on his moderate abortion position but for the most part was able to run a populist campaign and his personal favorables actually hurt those attacking him.

In the end he won with a plurality of the vote, 42%. He has since made several pushes to protect civil liberties and has supported a number of consensus driven pieces of legislation, joining Arizona’s other Senator as a “Maverick”. His main focus is trying to drive the GOP more towards the center. Many believe he will run for President in ‘08 but he has privately ruled it out. He has said he intends to serve two terms AT MOST.

By this time his national favorables had dropped to the mid 60s as he had finally gone into the morass of politics directly.


Other Info: Serves on Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees. Has 3 sons and 1 daughter.


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1. He's both unifying and alienates groups/has no allies?
2. Military stuff is good
3. Awfully liberal for being popular with Republicans...I know he's an independent, but that means he has to toe the line between both liberals and conservatives, especially in 2007 Arizona. He has less freedom to be a maverick, and to try and move a party he doesn't belong to towards the center.
4. I'd add name recognition as a strength from his books and stuff, but it's up to you.
5. Will you have enough photos of Wendell Pierce being politicianey? Idk, just consider that.
6. He seems way too popular. He's a war hero, but he's also a pol who's spent a lot of time crafting strategies and campaigns. He doesn't have a cult following like Bernie, and he isn't just consistently amazing like Angela Merkel.
7. I do like the idea of an Independent Republican-caucausing guy though
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NS Nation Name: New Provenance
Character Name: Francis "Frank" Taylor
Character Gender: Male
Character Age: 57 years
Character Height: 5"9
Character Weight: 189.7 lbs
Character Position/Role/Job: , Deputy Campaign Manager for not-Cal Dooley (1990-1990), Campaign Manager for not-Leon Panetta (1992-1993), Professor on Political Science at Santa Clara University (1993-1996), Representative for California's 17th Congressional District (1996-)
Character Country/State of Birth: Santa Clara, California, United States of America
Character State of Residence: California
Character Party Affiliation: Democratic Party
Faceclaim: Ralph Northam

Main Strengths:

Voice of Persuasion - Taylor was a natural-born speaker, as his mother described him. He speaks with persuasiveness and natural charisma and talent, harnessed during his years in high school as a successful class president. He carried this talent into his tenure on the campaigns of not-Dooley and not-Panetta in the early 1990s, and later to his job as a California congressman.
The Taylor Name - His grandfather, Peter Taylor, previously served as a junior senator for California, and his great-grandfather on his mother's side served as a Republican representative for California's 16th Congressional District, giving his name recognition of some form on the political scene.
A Deep Well of Green - Thanks to a sizable inheritance from the death of his businessman father coupled with the general wealth of the Taylor family, Taylor is able to run campaigns with more frequency and strength thanks to his larger-than-usual pool of funding, at times helping him push forward in Washington.
Main Weaknesses:
Member of the Elite - Frank is usually regarded as a high-class wealthy Californian and is at times accused by opponents of being too out-of-touch of the common American, damaging his public reputation and image.
For Progress or for Socialism? - Taylor's unusually socially and fiscally progressive stances on various policy issues has led to some calling him a fighter for socialism rather than a fighter for progress, especially after he once said during a 2002 interview that 'capitalism isn't all good' and that 'our current economic system no longer benefits the workers and the people'.
Family or Country First? - Taylor is a very strong family man, with a conviction that he needed to be with his wife and children as much as possible. While many have seen this as a great positive, it has resulted in him lagging behind on work and emails and the like.

Biography: (Minimum 2-3 paragraphs)

Francis Jackson "Frank" Taylor was born on 3 July 1951 to Roger Taylor and Moira Jackson, a wealthy Santa Clara couple who rose from the middle-class to the higher echelons of California society thanks to Mr. Taylor's successful financial business and Mrs. Taylor's knack at keeping tabs on expenses and earnings. Living a privileged life from the very start, Frank studied at prestigious elementary and high schools in Santa Clara before going off to study at UC Berkeley in Berkeley, California, graduating in 1973 with a degree in political science.

His education proved vital in deciding in future, for in his high school years he harnessed his seemingly natural ability to speak with charisma and wonderful talent when he successfully secured multiple terms as class president. He was a highly respected member of the high school and later his college debate club.

Although his degree didn't match it Frank went to work for his father's insurance company first as an advisor to his father than later as an in-house law expert for the firm. In 1979 he married Marilyn Baker, a Santa Clara banker and financier he met through work. Their first child, Sarah, was born in 1984 and their second child, Marcus, was born in 1991. Their third, Lily, was born in 1993.

In 1990, Taylor departed his father's insurance firm to join not-Cal Dooley's Democratic run for California 17th Congressional district seat in the House of Representatives as deputy campaign manager. When Dooley successfully won the election, Taylor took his first steps into the American political scene. He would return to his father's firm until the 1992 elections, when he would serve as not-Leon Panetta's campaign manager in 1992 and 1993. He used his interest and passion in politics as well as his expertise in managing finances - a skill secured from his time at his father's firm - to support and eventually secure not-Panetta's victory.

After spurring onwards in politics, Taylor accepted a position as a professor of political science back home at Santa Clara University to help his wife take care of their newborn child, Lily Taylor. He held this position and taught political science at SCU until 1995, when with the support of his dying father and his family, made the decision to run for Congress.

In the 1996 elections, Francis Taylor ran for and successfully won the 17th Congressional District of California, defeating Democratic incumbent not-Sam Farr with 51.78% to 48.22%. He ran on a platform of pushing aggressively for progress and 'getting Congress' gears turning again', as well as supporting the rise of dot-com companies which he believed would 'go big' in the next two decades.

His first few terms, following re-election in 1998, 2000, 2002 and 2004, where characterized mainly by him voting alongside other socially and fiscally progressive Democrats, though at times he toed progressives' line and voted more conservatively, particularly after the September 11 attacks when he voted in favor of the PATRIOT Act and other legislation proposed by the Republicans in the wake of the most disastrous attack on America in recent history. In 2004, he became the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology.

Other Info: He is rumored to be considering a run for a Senate seat, possibly in 2010.

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NS Nation Name: New Provenance
Character Name: Francis "Frank" Taylor
Character Gender: Male
Character Age: 57 years
Character Height: 5"9
Character Weight: 189.7 lbs
Character Position/Role/Job: , Deputy Campaign Manager for not-Cal Dooley (1990-1990), Campaign Manager for not-Leon Panetta (1992-1993), Professor on Political Science at Santa Clara University (1993-1996), Representative for California's 17th Congressional District (1996-)
Character Country/State of Birth: Santa Clara, California, United States of America
Character State of Residence: California
Character Party Affiliation: Democratic Party
Faceclaim: Ralph Northam

Main Strengths:

Voice of Persuasion - Taylor was a natural-born speaker, as his mother described him. He speaks with persuasiveness and natural charisma and talent, harnessed during his years in high school as a successful class president. He carried this talent into his tenure on the campaigns of not-Dooley and not-Panetta in the early 1990s, and later to his job as a California congressman.
The Taylor Name - His grandfather, Peter Taylor, previously served as a junior senator for California, and his great-grandfather on his mother's side served as a Republican representative for California's 16th Congressional District, giving his name recognition of some form on the political scene.
A Deep Well of Green - Thanks to a sizable inheritance from the death of his businessman father coupled with the general wealth of the Taylor family, Taylor is able to run campaigns with more frequency and strength thanks to his larger-than-usual pool of funding, at times helping him push forward in Washington.
Main Weaknesses:
Member of the Elite - Frank is usually regarded as a high-class wealthy Californian and is at times accused by opponents of being too out-of-touch of the common American, damaging his public reputation and image.
For Progress or for Socialism? - Taylor's unusually socially and fiscally progressive stances on various policy issues has led to some calling him a fighter for socialism rather than a fighter for progress, especially after he once said during a 2002 interview that 'capitalism isn't all good' and that 'our current economic system no longer benefits the workers and the people'.
Family or Country First? - Taylor is a very strong family man, with a conviction that he needed to be with his wife and children as much as possible. While many have seen this as a great positive, it has resulted in him lagging behind on work and emails and the like.

Biography: (Minimum 2-3 paragraphs)

Francis Jackson "Frank" Taylor was born on 3 July 1951 to Roger Taylor and Moira Jackson, a wealthy Santa Clara couple who rose from the middle-class to the higher echelons of California society thanks to Mr. Taylor's successful financial business and Mrs. Taylor's knack at keeping tabs on expenses and earnings. Living a privileged life from the very start, Frank studied at prestigious elementary and high schools in Santa Clara before going off to study at UC Berkeley in Berkeley, California, graduating in 1973 with a degree in political science.

His education proved vital in deciding in future, for in his high school years he harnessed his seemingly natural ability to speak with charisma and wonderful talent when he successfully secured multiple terms as class president. He was a highly respected member of the high school and later his college debate club.

Although his degree didn't match it Frank went to work for his father's insurance company first as an advisor to his father than later as an in-house law expert for the firm. In 1979 he married Marilyn Baker, a Santa Clara banker and financier he met through work. Their first child, Sarah, was born in 1984 and their second child, Marcus, was born in 1991. Their third, Lily, was born in 1993.

In 1990, Taylor departed his father's insurance firm to join not-Cal Dooley's Democratic run for California 17th Congressional district seat in the House of Representatives as deputy campaign manager. When Dooley successfully won the election, Taylor took his first steps into the American political scene. He would return to his father's firm until the 1992 elections, when he would serve as not-Leon Panetta's campaign manager in 1992 and 1993. He used his interest and passion in politics as well as his expertise in managing finances - a skill secured from his time at his father's firm - to support and eventually secure not-Panetta's victory.

After spurring onwards in politics, Taylor accepted a position as a professor of political science back home at Santa Clara University to help his wife take care of their newborn child, Lily Taylor. He held this position and taught political science at SCU until 1995, when with the support of his dying father and his family, made the decision to run for Congress.

In the 1996 elections, Francis Taylor ran for and successfully won the 17th Congressional District of California, defeating Democratic incumbent not-Sam Farr with 51.78% to 48.22%. He ran on a platform of pushing aggressively for progress and 'getting Congress' gears turning again', as well as supporting the rise of dot-com companies which he believed would 'go big' in the next two decades.

His first few terms, following re-election in 1998, 2000, 2002 and 2004, where characterized mainly by him voting alongside other socially and fiscally progressive Democrats, though at times he toed progressives' line and voted more conservatively, particularly after the September 11 attacks when he voted in favor of the PATRIOT Act and other legislation proposed by the Republicans in the wake of the most disastrous attack on America in recent history. In 2004, he became the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology.

Other Info: He is rumored to be considering a run for a Senate seat, possibly in 2010.

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I’d like to see a personal weakness here. “Progressive or socialist” in a D+20 congressional district is not exactly a weakness in of itself, and the fact that he’s wealthy means he gets a distinct advantage otherwise. Please let us know when you’re done with your revision.
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NS Nation Name: Cybernetic Socialist Republics
Character Name: Upton Robert Fleming
Character Gender: Male
Character Age: 36 (Born August 16th, 1970)
Character Height: 6’2
Character Weight: 180 Pounds
Character Position/Role/Job:
  • Governor of Pennsylvania (2003-)
  • Philadelphia District Attorney (1997-2003)
  • US Naval Reserve (1997-)
  • US Navy Fighter Pilot (1988-1997)
Character Country/State of Birth: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Character State of Residence: Pennsylvania
Character Party Affiliation:
  • Democratic Party (1988-)
Main Strengths:
  • Charismatic communicator
  • Good administrator
  • Donor support from Real Estate Development, Construction and Nuclear Industry
  • Young
  • Multi-racial/strata youth support
  • Cool and Calculating
  • Liked by Catholics

Main Weaknesses:
  • Disliked by Libertarians, Isolationists, White Evangelicals, Nuclear Energy Skeptics, Localists, NIMBYs
  • Donor support from Real Estate Development, Construction and Nuclear Industry
  • Young
  • Aloof
  • Mild ideologue
  • Target of a grassroots right-wing conspiracy machine

Biography:

Upton Robert Fleming was born to Judith Fleming (nee Moore) and Harold Fleming In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His mother was among a select few women who worked at NASA on the Apollo program, the year before moving to Philadelphia with her husband as newly weds as both of them received offers to work in Pennsylvania in higher education, Judith in teaching mathematics and Harold is developmental economics. In addition to career advancement, their new better paying jobs would also allow them to live in a minority-majority suburban neighborhood in late 1969. Having educated parents, a bright mind and living in an affluent community, it was none too difficult for him to not only do well in school, but vigorously pursue extracurricular activities, sports and volunteering included, primarily through catholic organizations due to his religious upbringing. His political awakening truly began when he attended a Jesse Jackson campaign speech in a Philadelphia church in 1984, which spoke of the need to unite and mobilize young people and minorities.

He would graduate as a valedictorian in high school, graduating at 16 before earning a scholarship to the University of Pennsylvania, but intending to go down the path of a military career, he decided to enroll in the NAVY ROTC program. From the first year he began flight training with the goal of becoming a fighter pilot. Meanwhile, he pursued a political science degree with a minor in engineering, followed by a law degree he'd work on through his service.

He’d end up serving on the USS Theodore Roosevelt where he would end up meeting Talise Mabus, one of the first female fighter pilots in US history, and ending up in a relationship with which meant leaving a relationship with an African-American woman he had been dating from high school to college. He'd marry Talise in 1994, a marriage established in mutual political advancement almost as much as personal love. While married he'd serve around three more years in active duty, most notably during the intervention against Bosnian Serbs.

After transferring to the naval reserve in 1997, Upton would run for Philadelphia District Attorney, promising to bring military discipline to the fight against crime. Over the next four years, he’d aggressively promote his actions as contributing to a decreasing crime rate, raising his profile as the homicide rate continued to descend. His mode of operation included aggressively pursuing the harshest possible prison sentences against hard drug manufacturing and dealers. He’d win re-election to district attorney easily and rumors began to swirl about his being a potential candidate for the 2002 Pennsylvania gubernatorial election to replace the term limited Republican Governor. He announced his run early in 2002, running a campaign emphasizing both his tough on crime record and, to many observers, surprisingly liberal orientation on economics, even as he supported bi-partisan proposals like simplifying public programs, promoting movement towards land value taxes and backing employee stock ownership plans. He also cautiously tapped into an abortion skeptical vein among older African American voters and a critical number of white Catholics, while seeking a big donor constituency of Real estate developers and the construction industry. He’d manage to win the Democratic race in a field split by three notable candidates, securing 39% the primary vote with a strong showing in Philadelphia and its surrounding suburbs, but a noticeable weakness in rural Pennsylvania.

In addition to emphasizing his record on crime in Philadelphia, he would spend his campaign promising to lower sales taxes, introduce progressivity to state income taxes and support a process to replace property taxes in the state with land value taxes to promote land development and punish vacant land ownership. He'd go on to win the general election by 5 points, primarily hampered by poor performance in rural counties, but aided by very strong urban support and solid suburban backing.

In office, his first legislative production was the Pennsylvania of Tomorrow program, which was meant to significantly lower sales taxes and increase education funding by shifting over to a more progressive state income tax, along with a variety of 'sin' taxes on beer, cigarettes and gambling. Looking to find a way to secure revenue through utilities taxes, the plan also called for a small tax on electricity generation that was weighted by carbon emissions, partially in an attempt to promote nuclear energy. The program also called for the phase out and replacement of both state and local property taxes in Pennsylvania with land value taxes, starting with a complete moratorium on new property taxes within municipalities. Lastly the bill included putting the Pennsylvania state Treasurer, an office held by a Republican in charge of an project called 'Pennsylvania Solidarity', which would exist to provide advice and aid to businesses in Pennsylvania to implement ESOP plans for their employees, support agricultural cooperatives and promote credit union membership as local alternatives to national conglomerates.

After negotiations with the republican controlled legislature, Upton was able to secure smaller versions of all of his priorities, with the exception of the property tax/land value tax transition, which went through without modifications. Upton would go on to reform government procurement in Pennsylvania through the creation of the Office of Administration and Efficiency, which would seek to factor in recirculated tax revenue in its’ procurement decisions, leading to an increase in business for Pennsylvania from the state government and net improvements to the Pennsylvania budget of around a billion dollars by the end of his first term. As part of his tough on crime approach, he also support laws intended to move towards a requirement for all prisoner's to either work or train for work during their prison term, even at the expense of bending to a republican legislature that wished aimed to increase prison privatization.


In 2004, due to an effective campaign in a low profile race during a presidential election year, his wife Talise was able to secure a landslide victory for the state treasury, even getting inroads into rural Pennsylvania. She went quickly to work using the full breadth of powers provided through the Pennsylvania Solidarity project, leading to significant expansion of ESOPs, coops and credit unions in the state.

In 2005, when the discussion of social security reform in Washington D.C. went into full swing, Upton weighed in by suggesting that he’d be supportive of having the social security trust fund transition its assets into index funds and away from non-marketable securities, alongside lifting the cap on FICA and SECA contributions. The former parts of these comments would be interpreted by some as endorsement of a partial privatization of social security, which caused some dissension in the ranks among progressives in the state democratic party. This triggered the creation of a tongue in cheek campaign by the activist left to draft his wife, Talise, perceived as more left wing, to run for governor in 2006. Talise would end up converting this energy into an announcement of her intention to run for the United States Senate in 2006.

The humorous campaign would, instead, morph into a very serious campaign to draft the 2002 Green Party candidate to run against Upton in the upcoming primaries, who was originally reluctant to do so due to feeling that there was a lack of infrastructure to support a campaign. He quickly gained support from some factions of the Pennsylvania democratic party that opposed Upton, primarily those on the right and localist leaning parts of the party, feeling that while he was in theory closer to their views, the challenger, or the Republican nominee, would be easier to pull in their direction once in office than Upton.

Despite an impressive campaign for someone who was a third party candidate in the election cycle before, Upton won a decisive victory in the primaries, though it was notably much smaller than his own wife’s senate primary victory. Both, however, would go on to win their general election victory in November with around ~60% of the popular vote, as more center and left leaning voters were drawn to vote for Talise and Upton by the other respectively, in addition to riding the 2006 blue wave. The election victory would do much to undermine organized opposition to Upton in the Pennsylvania Democratic Party, particularly when his election victory saw the end of his team's attempts to squash speculation that he was planning to run for President for 2008. State Democrats coveted the chance to have the first black president come from the state whose only other native born president was the man who let America fall into civil war, James Buchanan.

Come new years, 2007, news of an exploratory committee to run for a Upton Fleming run would come out, allowing him to draw some national media to his inauguration speech on January 21st, where he lay out all that he had accomplished in his previous term as Governor of Pennsylvania, before laying out his agenda for the future in terms that were very much nationally applicable, with the promise that specifics would be saved for his February budget address to the state General Assembly.

On March 1st, 2007 he’d officially launch his presidential campaign.

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The election victories here are significantly toned down to be at around the average national democrat numbers of the given year to account for the fair possibility that Upton would do worse than Ed Rendell. Given that the RL 2006 republican nominee was a black football player, and given that he performed only ~5 points worse than the 2002 candidate, in a year that republicans did ~13 points worse nationally, I think a black veteran with a tough on crime record could perform at least this well. The inspirations here are Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, except a veteran and committed to building a political force inside of Democratic party to the left of the New Democrats/Democratic Leadership Council types, but just as professionalized.

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1. Someone else is reviewing your other app, I'm already doing quite a few.
2. The char model is fine for this guy, I don't get that piece of criticism.
3. Thanks for making the formatting of this app simple and easy to read.
4. Not much difference between White Catholics and White Evangelicals — only when you get to Hispanic Catholics (more liberal) do they differ from Hispanic Protestants (often right wing). He can be specifically disliked by the White Evangelicals (I think you're talking about Southern Baptists generally, right? I know what you mean) without being disliked by Catholics, but it's hard to be specifically liked by only Catholics unless you're the Pope
5. I'd like some more weaknesses, "young" and "targeted by conspiracies" aren't really big hindrances. They can kinda be hidden strengths too. And most politicians are "mild ideologues".
6. Can you expand a little on the fighting Bosnian Serbs? Active combat is a big deal for anyone involved in it, I'd love some more about that.
7. I'm nervous about having a husband and wife in the same state, that help each other, but I'll let it happen since they're in unrelated fields of government. The admins will be watching it though, to try and regulate conflict of interest.
8. Can you add that the faceclaim is Ritchie Torres? Most of us probably know, but it would be helpful in the future if we want to make a negative ad or something.
8. I really like this, political stuff is very well thought out and accurate. Nice job.
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Postby The Anarcho-Syndicalist Commune » Wed Mar 02, 2022 7:30 am

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NS Nation Name: The Anarcho-Syndicalist Commune
Character Name: Stephen Black
Character Gender: Male
Character Age: 40
Character Height: 6'2
Character Weight: 193 lbs.
Character Position/Role/Job: Representative from Colorado's 4th District
Character Country/State of Birth: Colorado
Character State of Residence: Colorado
Character Party Affiliation: Democrat
Faceclaim: Ben Sasse
Main Strengths: A charismatic personality, long family history in his district with great familiarity with the right people to know, and known as a man who gets business done.
Main Weaknesses: He holds a thin majority in his district at the best of times, and is nominally supported by his state party, but is unpopular as a populist and is seen as blocking progress that the CDP is trying to make in the state, as well as being seen by urban voters outside of his main base in Fort Collins as a Democrat in name only. Meanwhile his pro-enviromentalist agenda since he was elected to the congress has been unpopular among the more conservative bases of his home territory, leading to Stephen riding a knife's edge between populism and moderatism that many see as unsustainable.

Biography: Stephen Black is the youngest son of Carson Black, current owner and boss of the Five Horses Ranch located outside of Fort Collins, CO. Comprising a thousand and a half acres, Carson was and remains a strong figure among the Colorado Cattleman's Association and conservatives in the north east corner of the state, serving as Sheriff for Larimer County for two terms from 1980-1992. Stephen spent his early years homeschooled on the ranch, learning to ride, rope, and read books about cowboys and explorers before he learned how to do other things like math. At the age of eleven he was sent to boarding school out east at the behest of his mother, a native Virginian. Attending a variety of prestigious boarding schools in the Northern Virginia area, the teenaged Stephen often spent his free days at school visiting Washington with his friends or hiking in the Shenandoah's as part of class trips. These trips would inspire his two passions in later life, politics and environmentalism. When he returned home for summers and winters he would spend more time in the high country of the rockies then he would on the plains of the family ranch. Upon graduating high school in 1981, not feeling any particular calling in the world, Stephen returned to the east and spent a gap year hiking the Appalachian Trail, much to the dismay of his father. Upon the finishing of his hike, Stephen returned out west, where he was promptly forced to apply to and study at UC-Boulder.

Stephen spent his college years like he would spend most of his life, riding the edge between one world and another. He kept his nose to the grindstone during the day, and engaged with the university's party scene by night. It was a tough way to plow through school and one that he might not have kept himself together doing if it weren't for him meeting his future wife, Laura Miller, in the process. The pair were made for each other, both having a deep interest in both governement and conservation. Together the pair organized several on campus rallies, and both went off to Georgetown Law School upon graduating in 1990. After Law School, Stephen was hired by the Office of the Solicitor in the U.S. Interior office, but was forced to move back out west in early 1991 due to the death of his mother. He opened a private practice focusing on land law and environmental law in Fort Collins, which took off thanks to the never ending land disputes on the plains.

In 1999, Stephen made his first strides into the world of politics since he had to leave Washington. Running for the Mayor of Fort Collins, his first foray into politics was met by abject failure as Stephen with his little experience tried to run his own grassroots campaign and stumbled most of the way, and ended with only a slim margin of the City's vote. Determined to make his mark on the world, and taking his loss in stride, Stephen once again ran for Mayor in 2001, this time with the assistance of his father to form a proper campaign. Stephen ran on making the city one of America's first green cities, along with extensive infrastructure repair and reform. His message struck a chord in the mostly blue city and thanks to a properly managed campaign this time around, he won by a fair margin with 55% of the vote. In his first term, Stephen made much progress on his platform, upgrading his city's road and sewer network and rapidly encouraging solar energy across the city. After being elected to a second term in 2003, Stephen spent much of his next encumbancy encouraging the development of recreational areas and improving the city's education system. A system of public use parks were constructed and Stephen's strides in reading intiatives and pushing use of electronic tools such as laptops in classrooms has been seen as ahead of it's time amongst his Colorado political peers. He declined to run for a third term in 2005, instead announcing his candidacy for Colorado's 4th District in 2006.

Promoted by his father's friends in the Cattleman's association, and running on a platform emphasizing better representation for the cattle industry as well as better subsidies, extensive environmental investment into green energy and protection, support of NCLB, as well as going against the grain of his party with support for gun rights. He also supported a more extensive healthcare system which he presented as being good for Cowboys often put out of work or forced into extensive debts to a ranch boss by their dangerous profession. With this platform, as well as promoting the good he had done the City of Fort Collins, Stephen managed to eke out a 1.5% victory in the election over his republican challenger, a victory many believe he would have lost if he had faced an encumbent. He now serves as a member of the House Energy and Commerce and Natural Resources committees, where he has been advocating for the Cattle industry his district relies upon while also trying to pass green energy bills to earn the support of his blue voters in Denver's suburbs and his home city of Fort Collins
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Edited the margins as requested. As for the primary from what I could find District 4 of CO didn't have any primary challengers in 06' and only has them around half the time from what I can find, especially in years with third parties like 06' (There was a strong Reform Party candidate OTL), so I was running under the assumption that he was unopposed in the primary. I'll gladly add in a sentence or two addressing it and giving him an opponent if needed.

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NS Nation Name: The Anarcho-Syndicalist Commune
Character Name: Stephen Black
Character Gender: Male
Character Age: 40
Character Height: 6'2
Character Weight: 193 lbs.
Character Position/Role/Job: Representative from Colorado's 4th District
Character Country/State of Birth: Colorado
Character State of Residence: Colorado
Character Party Affiliation: Democrat
Faceclaim: Ben Sasse
Main Strengths: A charismatic personality, long family history in his district with great familiarity with the right people to know, and known as a man who gets business done.
Main Weaknesses: He holds a thin majority in his district at the best of times, and is nominally supported by his state party, but is unpopular as a populist and is seen as blocking progress that the CDP is trying to make in the state, as well as being seen by urban voters outside of his main base in Fort Collins as a Democrat in name only. Meanwhile his pro-enviromentalist agenda since he was elected to the congress has been unpopular among the more conservative bases of his home territory, leading to Stephen riding a knife's edge between populism and moderatism that many see as unsustainable.

Biography: Stephen Black is the youngest son of Carson Black, current owner and boss of the Five Horses Ranch located outside of Fort Collins, CO. Comprising a thousand and a half acres, Carson was and remains a strong figure among the Colorado Cattleman's Association and conservatives in the north east corner of the state, serving as Sheriff for Larimer County for two terms from 1980-1992. Stephen spent his early years homeschooled on the ranch, learning to ride, rope, and read books about cowboys and explorers before he learned how to do other things like math. At the age of eleven he was sent to boarding school out east at the behest of his mother, a native Virginian. Attending a variety of prestigious boarding schools in the Northern Virginia area, the teenaged Stephen often spent his free days at school visiting Washington with his friends or hiking in the Shenandoah's as part of class trips. These trips would inspire his two passions in later life, politics and environmentalism. When he returned home for summers and winters he would spend more time in the high country of the rockies then he would on the plains of the family ranch. Upon graduating high school in 1981, not feeling any particular calling in the world, Stephen returned to the east and spent a gap year hiking the Appalachian Trail, much to the dismay of his father. Upon the finishing of his hike, Stephen returned out west, where he was promptly forced to apply to and study at UC-Boulder.

Stephen spent his college years like he would spend most of his life, riding the edge between one world and another. He kept his nose to the grindstone during the day, and engaged with the university's party scene by night. It was a tough way to plow through school and one that he might not have kept himself together doing if it weren't for him meeting his future wife, Laura Miller, in the process. The pair were made for each other, both having a deep interest in both governement and conservation. Together the pair organized several on campus rallies, and both went off to Georgetown Law School upon graduating in 1990. After Law School, Stephen was hired by the Office of the Solicitor in the U.S. Interior office, but was forced to move back out west in early 1991 due to the death of his mother. He opened a private practice focusing on land law and environmental law in Fort Collins, which took off thanks to the never ending land disputes on the plains.

In 1999, Stephen made his first strides into the world of politics since he had to leave Washington. Running for the Mayor of Fort Collins, his first foray into politics was met by abject failure as Stephen with his little experience tried to run his own grassroots campaign and stumbled most of the way, and ended with only a slim margin of the City's vote. Determined to make his mark on the world, and taking his loss in stride, Stephen once again ran for Mayor in 2001, this time with the assistance of his father to form a proper campaign. Stephen ran on making the city one of America's first green cities, along with extensive infrastructure repair and reform. His message struck a chord in the mostly blue city and thanks to a properly managed campaign this time around, he won by a fair margin with 55% of the vote. In his first term, Stephen made much progress on his platform, upgrading his city's road and sewer network and rapidly encouraging solar energy across the city. After being elected to a second term in 2003, Stephen spent much of his next encumbancy encouraging the development of recreational areas and improving the city's education system. A system of public use parks were constructed and Stephen's strides in reading intiatives and pushing use of electronic tools such as laptops in classrooms has been seen as ahead of it's time amongst his Colorado political peers. He declined to run for a third term in 2005, instead announcing his candidacy for Colorado's 4th District in 2006.

Promoted by his father's friends in the Cattleman's association, and running on a platform emphasizing better representation for the cattle industry as well as better subsidies, extensive environmental investment into green energy and protection, support of NCLB, as well as going against the grain of his party with support for gun rights. He also supported a more extensive healthcare system which he presented as being good for Cowboys often put out of work or forced into extensive debts to a ranch boss by their dangerous profession. With this platform, as well as promoting the good he had done the City of Fort Collins, Stephen managed to eke out a 1.5% victory in the election over his republican challenger, a victory many believe he would have lost if he had faced an encumbent. He now serves as a member of the House Energy and Commerce and Natural Resources committees, where he has been advocating for the Cattle industry his district relies upon while also trying to pass green energy bills to earn the support of his blue voters in Denver's suburbs and his home city of Fort Collins
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Edited the margins as requested. As for the primary from what I could find District 4 of CO didn't have any primary challengers in 06' and only has them around half the time from what I can find, especially in years with third parties like 06' (There was a strong Reform Party candidate OTL), so I was running under the assumption that he was unopposed in the primary. I'll gladly add in a sentence or two addressing it and giving him an opponent if needed.


I understand that it’s difficult (or impossible) to find info on primaries before 2010, however, if he’s running for an open congressional seat, it’s likely there was at least one Democratic primary challenger. I would like to see a couple sentences about the primary, how he won (this is particularly relevant if his strategy differed from the general election strategy). So long as you’re reasonable with the primary numbers, it shouldn’t be any trouble. Once you make that change, I’ll review and let you know if you’re accepted.
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