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Barnettsville Information - I. Creation and II. Beginning...

Postby Barnettsville » Sun Jan 24, 2021 2:27 pm

Yes, this is a respawn - by the same creator - of a previous Barnettsville. With that out of the way:


I. Creation


During the American Civil War (1861-1865), peoples of the mid-Atlantic region progressively became frustrated with the warring factions involved with slavery. Virginia split into two, northern forces destroyed the south and rubbed their noses in it, and the president was shot in public.

Groups tired of the issues involving the country - though not in communication with one another - simultaneously attacked the governments in each state capitol, and ended the conflict quickly by attacking Washington DC as well. Andrew Johnson conceded the Capitol, knowing the war they had just fought depleted their resources and resolve.

Groups from all over the new nation met in what was previously Pittsburgh to draft a new Constitution and determine a system of government. The leader of the northern Pennsylvania insurrection, David Grant, was elected the first leader by unanimous consent, to begin in 1866. The interceding time - from June 1865 to February 1866 - would be used in drafting the Constitution and creating provinces. It was also decided that even though their meeting location was not an official province as yet, its central location would be the ideal place for the national capital, being christened St. Catherine. Government buildings were commenced to be built to house the members as necessary.

II. The Beginning Provinces

In the time until Grant's inauguration, three provinces were created:

Gotham, encompassing the former northern New Jersey;
Oceania, the former central New Jersey; and
Delaware, the former Delaware and central New Jersey.

The remaining undetermined land was named as a fourth province referred to as Western Territory.
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BARNETTSVILLE/LYCRABON SPORTING HISTORY:
WBC 12 (Quarterfinals), WBC 13 (Round of 16), Games of the IV Summer Olympiad, 1st Gordonopia Cup (Group A 3rd), Baptism of Iron III (Quarterfinals), World Bowl VIII
Host of WBC 17 and 24 (as Lycrabon), WBC 20 Champion (as Lycrabon)

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III. The New Government

Postby Barnettsville » Sun Jan 24, 2021 8:18 pm

It was decided that even though the politicians were scum, the general setup was workable. Therefore, the founders simply used the same general system their now-former country had.

- President
- 2 part legislative (Upper and Lower to start)
- - Upper based on population
- - Lower having equal representation by province
- Judicial

The Presidential terms, although limited to two, were 6 years long. The legislative terms were five and three years, respectively. Each was only limited to five terms each.

As far as HOW representation was determined, they decided to do what is done in most places: a count every so often. In Barnettsville's case, every fifteen years starting in 1870.

In the interim, Grant also revealed his Vice-President: Joshua Davis. The two would be leading the country until at least 1872.
BARNETTSVILLE/LYCRABON SPORTING HISTORY:
WBC 12 (Quarterfinals), WBC 13 (Round of 16), Games of the IV Summer Olympiad, 1st Gordonopia Cup (Group A 3rd), Baptism of Iron III (Quarterfinals), World Bowl VIII
Host of WBC 17 and 24 (as Lycrabon), WBC 20 Champion (as Lycrabon)

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IV. The first brand new provinces added...

Postby Barnettsville » Sun Jan 24, 2021 8:28 pm

February 1, 1866. The first inauguration day.

In David Grant's speech, he announced the addition of three new provinces:

Chesapeake,
Eagleton, and
Susquehanna.

This brought the country to six (seven with the western territory), and he set a goal of fifteen by the end of his first term.

The first session of government had 12 lower house members and 11 upper house members, all appointed by local officials in their respective provinces.
BARNETTSVILLE/LYCRABON SPORTING HISTORY:
WBC 12 (Quarterfinals), WBC 13 (Round of 16), Games of the IV Summer Olympiad, 1st Gordonopia Cup (Group A 3rd), Baptism of Iron III (Quarterfinals), World Bowl VIII
Host of WBC 17 and 24 (as Lycrabon), WBC 20 Champion (as Lycrabon)

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Postby Barnettsville » Wed Jan 27, 2021 7:18 pm

January 1, 1867 became another momentous day in Barnettsville, as three additional provinces were added to the burgeoning country. This brought the official total to nine.

The three new provinces were Tidewater, North Columbia, and East Nampa. They joined the already established six of:

- Gotham
- Delaware
- Oceania
- Eagleton
- Susquehanna
- Chesapeake

The official Constitution was also confirmed by the government, generally mirroring the United States government.
BARNETTSVILLE/LYCRABON SPORTING HISTORY:
WBC 12 (Quarterfinals), WBC 13 (Round of 16), Games of the IV Summer Olympiad, 1st Gordonopia Cup (Group A 3rd), Baptism of Iron III (Quarterfinals), World Bowl VIII
Host of WBC 17 and 24 (as Lycrabon), WBC 20 Champion (as Lycrabon)

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Postby Barnettsville » Fri Jan 29, 2021 9:18 am

January 1, 1869


Four new provinces join the nation officially, bringing the total to 13:

- Monongalia
- Northland
- Dinagat
- Centralia

Two new proclamations were also announced:

1- In 1870, any provinces (including those created in 1870, if any) would have a census for fair representation in the Parliament (as it is temporarily called).

2- All males in the country, regardless of race color or creed, were given the right to vote in elections. Women's rights were voted down sadly, by a vote of 6-3 in the lower house and 11-7 in the upper.
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BARNETTSVILLE/LYCRABON SPORTING HISTORY:
WBC 12 (Quarterfinals), WBC 13 (Round of 16), Games of the IV Summer Olympiad, 1st Gordonopia Cup (Group A 3rd), Baptism of Iron III (Quarterfinals), World Bowl VIII
Host of WBC 17 and 24 (as Lycrabon), WBC 20 Champion (as Lycrabon)

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Postby Barnettsville » Sun Feb 07, 2021 8:29 pm

January 1, 1870

Two major developments came from the Territorial/National capital of St. Catherine this week.

First, the national census begins, for the purpose of representation in government. The unorganized territory, while not being officially represented, runs under a "governor as national government" system.

Second, two more provinces - Berkshire and Appleton - join the provincial lineup, bringing the total to 15 official provinces.

With 15, the lower house will have 30 members. The upper house will have approximately 100 members in its ranks.
BARNETTSVILLE/LYCRABON SPORTING HISTORY:
WBC 12 (Quarterfinals), WBC 13 (Round of 16), Games of the IV Summer Olympiad, 1st Gordonopia Cup (Group A 3rd), Baptism of Iron III (Quarterfinals), World Bowl VIII
Host of WBC 17 and 24 (as Lycrabon), WBC 20 Champion (as Lycrabon)

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Postby Barnettsville » Sun Feb 07, 2021 9:30 pm

September 20, 1870

With the census nearly complete, the provinces have been given preliminary divisions as to representation.

97 total members will be in the upper chamber of the legislature, with 30 in the lower.

November's elections will the the first with the upper house being contested, as 2 years ago the lower had their first.
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BARNETTSVILLE/LYCRABON SPORTING HISTORY:
WBC 12 (Quarterfinals), WBC 13 (Round of 16), Games of the IV Summer Olympiad, 1st Gordonopia Cup (Group A 3rd), Baptism of Iron III (Quarterfinals), World Bowl VIII
Host of WBC 17 and 24 (as Lycrabon), WBC 20 Champion (as Lycrabon)

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Postby Barnettsville » Mon Feb 08, 2021 11:01 am

January 1, 1871

The race to the Presidential House began today, with candidates being announced for all five political parties of Barnettsville, plus Independent candidates.

Independent	Democratic	Republican	Green		Workers		Freedom
David Grant (I) Philip Walker Hugo Fleming Stephen Wheeler Roy Brennan Jesse Taylor
BARNETTSVILLE/LYCRABON SPORTING HISTORY:
WBC 12 (Quarterfinals), WBC 13 (Round of 16), Games of the IV Summer Olympiad, 1st Gordonopia Cup (Group A 3rd), Baptism of Iron III (Quarterfinals), World Bowl VIII
Host of WBC 17 and 24 (as Lycrabon), WBC 20 Champion (as Lycrabon)

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Postby Barnettsville » Tue Feb 09, 2021 4:18 am

November 30, 1871

The Presidency was confirmed with the vote counting.
GENERAL ELECTION
David Grant (I, Incumbent) 30
Philip Walker (D) 16
Hugo Fleming (R) 20
Stephen Wheeler (G) 26
Roy Brennan (W) 25
Jesse Taylor (F) 10

RUNOFF (1 Province, 1 Vote)
Grant 5
Wheeler 8
Brennan 2


Stephen Wheeler becomes the second President in Barnettsville history
BARNETTSVILLE/LYCRABON SPORTING HISTORY:
WBC 12 (Quarterfinals), WBC 13 (Round of 16), Games of the IV Summer Olympiad, 1st Gordonopia Cup (Group A 3rd), Baptism of Iron III (Quarterfinals), World Bowl VIII
Host of WBC 17 and 24 (as Lycrabon), WBC 20 Champion (as Lycrabon)

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Postby Barnettsville » Tue Feb 09, 2021 4:23 am

February 1, 1872

Stephen Wheeler takes the oath of office as the second-ever President, with Josh Richards as his Vice-President. In his speech, he announces three more Provinces to join the fold:

- Midlands
- North Allegheny
- Caperton

This brings the total to 18. Their full representation will be determined in 1885.

Temporary representation totals are:

36 in the lower
100 in the upper.
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BARNETTSVILLE/LYCRABON SPORTING HISTORY:
WBC 12 (Quarterfinals), WBC 13 (Round of 16), Games of the IV Summer Olympiad, 1st Gordonopia Cup (Group A 3rd), Baptism of Iron III (Quarterfinals), World Bowl VIII
Host of WBC 17 and 24 (as Lycrabon), WBC 20 Champion (as Lycrabon)

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Postby Barnettsville » Mon Feb 15, 2021 7:51 am

January 1, 1874

Three more provinces have officially become part of the country, bringing the total to 21. With the addition of the province containing the capital city, St. Catherine, embassies can also be placed in the country.

The new provinces:

- Newcastle
- South Hampshire
- North Magootz

Temporary representation is:

Lower: 42
Upper: 103
BARNETTSVILLE/LYCRABON SPORTING HISTORY:
WBC 12 (Quarterfinals), WBC 13 (Round of 16), Games of the IV Summer Olympiad, 1st Gordonopia Cup (Group A 3rd), Baptism of Iron III (Quarterfinals), World Bowl VIII
Host of WBC 17 and 24 (as Lycrabon), WBC 20 Champion (as Lycrabon)

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Postby Barnettsville » Wed Feb 17, 2021 6:58 am

January 1, 1876

The nation of Barnettsville is slowly taking shape. Livonia, Riverton and Spokania have joined the nation officially, bring the total provinces to 24.

Temporary representation is:

Lower House: 48
Upper House: 106
BARNETTSVILLE/LYCRABON SPORTING HISTORY:
WBC 12 (Quarterfinals), WBC 13 (Round of 16), Games of the IV Summer Olympiad, 1st Gordonopia Cup (Group A 3rd), Baptism of Iron III (Quarterfinals), World Bowl VIII
Host of WBC 17 and 24 (as Lycrabon), WBC 20 Champion (as Lycrabon)

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Postby Barnettsville » Wed Feb 17, 2021 7:02 am

January 1, 1878

With North Cuyahoga, Ashtabula and South Michigan being added to the nation, Barnettsville has expanded to 27 provinces. All three have been added to the list for November's election.

Lower house: 54
Upper house: 109

Total Electoral Votes: 163
BARNETTSVILLE/LYCRABON SPORTING HISTORY:
WBC 12 (Quarterfinals), WBC 13 (Round of 16), Games of the IV Summer Olympiad, 1st Gordonopia Cup (Group A 3rd), Baptism of Iron III (Quarterfinals), World Bowl VIII
Host of WBC 17 and 24 (as Lycrabon), WBC 20 Champion (as Lycrabon)

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Postby Barnettsville » Wed Feb 17, 2021 7:02 am

November 10, 1878

Final Election Results:

Stephen Wheeler (G, Incumbent)	22
Henry Howe (I) 22
Douglas Hutchinson (D) 16
Eric Nicholls (R) 27
Stanley Pierce (W) 35
Jeffery Watts (F) 41

RUNOFF
Jeffery Watts 6
Stanley Pierce 7
Eric Nicholls 14
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BARNETTSVILLE/LYCRABON SPORTING HISTORY:
WBC 12 (Quarterfinals), WBC 13 (Round of 16), Games of the IV Summer Olympiad, 1st Gordonopia Cup (Group A 3rd), Baptism of Iron III (Quarterfinals), World Bowl VIII
Host of WBC 17 and 24 (as Lycrabon), WBC 20 Champion (as Lycrabon)

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Postby Barnettsville » Sun Feb 28, 2021 1:17 pm

January 1, 1880

Two new provinces enter the country, as Coshocton and South Wyoming enter the nation, bringing the total provinces to 29.

With the newest entries, the government expands to:

Lower house - 58
Upper house - 111

Total - 169
BARNETTSVILLE/LYCRABON SPORTING HISTORY:
WBC 12 (Quarterfinals), WBC 13 (Round of 16), Games of the IV Summer Olympiad, 1st Gordonopia Cup (Group A 3rd), Baptism of Iron III (Quarterfinals), World Bowl VIII
Host of WBC 17 and 24 (as Lycrabon), WBC 20 Champion (as Lycrabon)

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Postby Barnettsville » Sun Feb 28, 2021 1:19 pm

January 1, 1882

Barnettsville has expanded to over thirty provinces with the expansion of Queensland and Vinland.

New numbers:

Lower house - 62
Upper house - 113

Total - 175
BARNETTSVILLE/LYCRABON SPORTING HISTORY:
WBC 12 (Quarterfinals), WBC 13 (Round of 16), Games of the IV Summer Olympiad, 1st Gordonopia Cup (Group A 3rd), Baptism of Iron III (Quarterfinals), World Bowl VIII
Host of WBC 17 and 24 (as Lycrabon), WBC 20 Champion (as Lycrabon)


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