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Eleuthernia
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SUGGESTION: "Political Engagement" stat

Postby Eleuthernia » Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:52 pm

About two years ago, I made a post on this forum suggesting a stat opposite to political apathy, and I still think it's a good idea. At the time, people seemed to like the idea, but the thread died and it didn't seem to go anywhere, so I decided to revive the idea in another post.

I think a new statistic, opposite to political apathy, should be created to measure the populace's engagement with the political process. It could be called "political engagement," "activism," or even something related to voter turnout. Many statistics that people might to variously maximize or minimize already have opposites or near opposites, such as health/obesity, wealth gaps/income equality, corruption/integrity, etc. This rewards nations that specialize in one extreme or the other with a badge either way, for being in the top 10% or the bottom 10% roughly, depending on the stat/correlation.

Ultimately, I think that in a game about politics it would be good to have a stat that rewards nations for having low political apathy, and reflects the high interest/engagement/activism that this implies. Thoughts?

Link to my original post: viewtopic.php?f=15&t=436804

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Krusavich
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Postby Krusavich » Sat Feb 15, 2020 5:22 pm

Personally, I don't see the need for more "matching" stats. It's just clutter after a certain point.

Low political apathy says the same thing without the need for a whole new stat. I'd be a lot more in favor of giving trophies for the bottom 1% of stats.

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SherpDaWerp
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Postby SherpDaWerp » Sat Feb 15, 2020 5:33 pm

Krusavich wrote:Personally, I don't see the need for more "matching" stats. It's just clutter after a certain point.

Low political apathy says the same thing without the need for a whole new stat. I'd be a lot more in favor of giving trophies for the bottom 1% of stats.

But you support literally doubling the number of trophies some nations will have... I'd call that more clutter than adding another stat.

I support this idea... Political Apathy is one of the really obvious ones that should definitely have an inverse, but doesn't, for some reason.
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Dabarastan
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Postby Dabarastan » Mon Feb 17, 2020 1:56 pm

SherpDaWerp wrote:
Krusavich wrote:Personally, I don't see the need for more "matching" stats. It's just clutter after a certain point.

Low political apathy says the same thing without the need for a whole new stat. I'd be a lot more in favor of giving trophies for the bottom 1% of stats.

But you support literally doubling the number of trophies some nations will have... I'd call that more clutter than adding another stat.

I support this idea... Political Apathy is one of the really obvious ones that should definitely have an inverse, but doesn't, for some reason.

I agree. I really didn't like the idea in the other thread of awarding badges for bottom 1%, 5% etc since so many stats already have inverse-stats (even more than mentioned in the OP). A political engagement stat is a nice, but probably not necessary, touch.

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Eleuthernia
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Postby Eleuthernia » Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:00 pm

Dabarastan wrote:
SherpDaWerp wrote:But you support literally doubling the number of trophies some nations will have... I'd call that more clutter than adding another stat.

I support this idea... Political Apathy is one of the really obvious ones that should definitely have an inverse, but doesn't, for some reason.

I agree. I really didn't like the idea in the other thread of awarding badges for bottom 1%, 5% etc since so many stats already have inverse-stats (even more than mentioned in the OP). A political engagement stat is a nice, but probably not necessary, touch.

I think an inverse to political apathy would be more relevant than some of the other stats that already exist. In a game about politics, wouldn't it be good to make a point of noting which nations have the most politically engaged populations? I think it would be more meaningful than, say, "compliance" or "freedom from taxation"

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Ruotsaland
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Postby Ruotsaland » Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:03 pm

I'm down for this idea personally. Now that you mention it, it seems weird that it is only really being considered recently :unsure:

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Recuecn
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Postby Recuecn » Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:03 am

I think this is a great idea too.
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Platinia
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Postby Platinia » Thu Feb 20, 2020 2:07 am

I'm all for adding this stat as well. Makes sense for political apathy to have an inverse like some of the others out there.
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Postby Gikyvernisi » Thu Feb 20, 2020 2:13 am

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