Eine Veränderte Welt: A Changed World

Natalian General Election, 2019
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The 2019 Natalian General Election took place on 30 October 2019. The outbreak war between the UN Intervention, which included Natal, caused both the United Party and the NNC to form a Unity Government before the election, going so far as to not contest each others seats. PM Zille campaigned on maintaining the current United led Unity Government during a time of war, while the NNC promoted the intrests of Africans during a war against an oppressive rule of the White-Minority run government of the Boers. The Democrats, whose main campaign platform was Boer rights, seen a decline in popularity and began to distance themseleves from the Boers in the north, denouncing completely in order to maintain voters. Labour remained the prty for White voters who were politically left of United but felt unheard in the African dominated NNC. While Social Justice continued its decline as both the NNC and Labour would take their party's ideas. The results of the election were expected by most news outlets, with a vicoty for the Unity Government.
 
The European Union, 2019
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The European Union (EU) is a transnational organization of various European nations intended to maintain peaceful relations with one another and spur collective economic growth. The EU was preceded by the European Economic Cooperation Agreement (EECA), which was founded by France, the United Kingdom, Catalonia, Luxembourg, Belgium, the Netherlands, and the UN Mandate of the Rhineland which was under French control. Founded on the 11 June 1964 with the signing of the Barcelona Agreement, the EECA's goal was for European states to gain greater economic independence from Canada and the United States, due to Europe's economy needing to be reliant on those countries to rebuild after the Second World War.

The EECA would turn to more cooperative intergovernmental work, and move to more Pan-European ideals during the later years of the Silent War. This would culminate with the transformation of the EECA into the European Union with the signing of the Treaty of Eindhoven on the 1 November 1983. With the founding members being that of the original seven EECA members, with the addition of Sweden, Norway, Denmark, North Finland, and Schleswig-Holstein, which were all members of the Nordic Single Currency Market or NSCM, which all those countries adopted the Nordic Krona as their national currency in 1977. The Euro would be adopted on 1 January 1998, with the exception of the UK and the NSCM nations participating. The German states would join the union maintaining their common currency of the Deutsche Mark.

The government of the EU consists of the Parliament, representing the people of the EU, and the Union Council, representing the governments of the member states. Main political power is held in both governmental bodies, with the Secretary-General being the leader of the largest party in the Parliament, currently led by the European Democratic Coalition (EDC) under Theresa May, with the Council President currently being President Carles Puigdemont of Catalonia. The Vichy Area was created as part of the Vichy Treaty which was signed in 2000, opens multiple European borders, with the exception of Germany, Saxony, Albania, and Bulgaria. While multiple non-EU members are a part of this area, most notably Switzerland.

Membership is a years-long process, with the last country to join the union being Bulgaria on 1 November 2012. The European Cooperative Neighbourhood (ECH) was first created in 2008, to assist struggling economy's in the EU's vicinity during the aftermath of the collapse of the United States and Soviet Union, with the resulting Second Great Depression. Spain would be the first to join the ECH, followed by Tunisia. Switzerland, and the other micro-states, joined to support the EU's economy while also gaining benefits from the organization. The "BUGS" countries (Bulgaria, Ukraine, Germany, and Spain) have had struggling economies, and have been unable to rebound to stable levels since the beginning of the Second Great Depression. Although Spain and Germany have seen small, but, decent growth over the past few years. While Spain they have never petitioned to join the EU, over Catolians admission to it.

As nationalism begins to regrow around the world, it is especially seen in Europe. As Euroskeptisms begins to spread, more citizens express their desire for their country to leave the EU. This is most widely seen in Germany, as the government under CDU Chancellor Volker Kauder plans a national referendum on whether to remain in the EU for early 2020. His government promised such an action on the campaign trail during the 2019 Federal Election to gain votes from the more nationalist German Democratic Front. Many Eastern European nations have had their membership vetoed by Germany, due to the Silesian Independence War. While membership of Banat and Vojvodina, and Transylvania has been vetoed by Bulgaria (on behave of Hungary) and is bared as part of the Niagara Agreement. While Ukrainian membership is bared as part of the Sevastapol Agreement. Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania are seen as the most likely countries to join the EU, possibly by next year or the early 2020s.
 
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EU Parliamentary Election, 2015
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The European Union Parliamentary Election of 2015 took place between 8 and 11 of June. The European Social Democratic Union (ESDU) lost further seats, while the European Democratic Coalition (EDC) were able to expand their seat numbers. The EDC would first gain parliamentary plurality in the 2010 election, taking it away from the ESDU. The National Populist Alliance of Europe (NPAE) would see their largest seat count in their party's history, along with the European Greens (EG) and the European Conservative Rights Group (ECRG). While the Liberal Alliance of the Union (LAU) would lower their seat count.

Right-wing parties saw a surge in popularity, as prejudice against Arab and Muslim groups entering Europe mainly due to the Levantese Civil War. The more left-wing parties saw further decline as their domestic policies were seen to be aligned to the refugees, and the economical plans being to ambitions and seeming un capable to fully restore the EU's economy. The EDC's economic and refugee plans were seen as more moderate to the general public. The continuing concern over Climate Change caused many ESDU voters to support the EG, mostly in countries with coastlines which saw the largest impact of the crisis. While the Communists of the European Union (CEU) would lower their seat count by 7, as communist support would decrease throughout Europe ever since the collapse of the Communist Eastern Bloc.
 
The World, January 2020
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*Includes National Socialism

Shows UN recognized governments if the country is in civil war
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Cascadia Conservative Party Leadership Election, 2020
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The Conservative members of the House of Representatives were convened in a party conference in Spokane on 3 February to vote for either incumbent Bill Bryant and challenger Dino Rossi. If either were able to gain a majority of representatives then the party wouldn’t need to allow for a national leadership election for only party members throughout the country. But before voting took place, Oregon Rep. Sherrie Sprenger of Lacomb District declared her candidacy for the leadership. This came to a shock of most of the representatives, as the challenge to her ally and colleague Bill Bryant, who made her Shadow Secretary of State, was not even conceived. The resulting supported vote resulted in none of the three candidates to gain a majority of representative support, causing a required leadership election of the Conservative Party to occur on the 10 March.

Bill Bryant, who was made party leader in 2015 after defeating incumbent Cathy McMorris Rodgers, was seen as a continuation of moderate leadership from that of Rodgers. His victory came from the expected discontent from the party caucus after losing two elections under Rodgers’ leadership. Paving the way for a majority of the representatives to vote for Rodgers to be replaced, with Bryant as Deputy Leader being able to get the backing of those representatives. With the Conservatives having once again lost two consecutive elections to Bill Gates’ “Leftist” Coalition, the party had once again decided to call for new leadership. This was to be expected, as Conservative leaders are, half jokingly, given two tries to defeat Bill Gates. And once Bill Bryant was defeated in his two tries, it was well known that someone was expected to challenge him for the leadership. And that was to be Dino Rossi.

During Bryant's assumption of Conservative leader from Rodgers, Dino Rossi who saw a chance to gain a position in a future Conservative government, supported Bryant for leader. During the following years and elections, Rossi would push a more nationalist message after the increased immigration from Asian nations and the Pacific islands. This would cause more of the moderate Conservatives to leave the party for Labor who became more appealing as a centrist party. Rossi’s rise made him be seen as the de facto leader of the nationalists in the Conservative Party. This chance became well known, and the most likely faction to challenge Bryant for leader, with Rossi at the head.

It is unclear why Rossi waited so long to challenge Bryant, but it is said by those with close connections to aides of the representative, Rossi feared that if he were to most likely defeat Bryant then he would most likely lose to Gates. Ensuring that he would only have one more chance to take down the highly popular Liberal Prime Minister. Although rumors of 2022 being Gates’ last election, Rossi seemed to not want to take that chance. Nonetheless, Rossi challenged Bryant for the leadership.

The most unforeseen event of the party conference was the entrance of Sherrie Sprenger. Seen as one of the elder politicians of the party, Sprenger began her federal career in the 2001 election, before then as a legislator in the Oregon House of Representatives. Being a part of the moderate faction of the Conservatives, she stated, “It is a necessity to maintain a mainstream and respectable branch of ideals that our party represents.” With Bryant expected to be challenged by Rossi, Sprenger saw it upon herself to step into the race to stop Rossi’s nationalist faction, but also to replace Bryant as a moderate leader.

Conference ended with none of the candidates gaining a majority of Representative support, while also gaining the minimum support needed to be eligible to enter the official party election. With the Conservative Party Leadership Election being held on 10 March, the three candidates have been campaigning throughout the nation. Bryant would then declare that his time as leader had ended and backed Sprenger for leader, hoping to not split the moderate vote.

The results ended with Rossi gaining a commanding majority over Sprenger. With the race over, Rossi has brung his nationalist faction to the center stage of the Conservative Party. After nearly two decades of defeats to Bill Gates and his Liberals, it appears that the Conservatives have forged a new path to victory.
 
2018 Washington general election
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The 2018 Washington general election was held on June 15, 2018, to elect members of the Washington House of Representatives. The Liberal-Labor-Green coalition had united to form the Social Democratic Party under Labor leader and Premier Lisa Brown after a leadership election. The Lib-Lab-Green coalition had first formed in the 2014 election, prior to that only Liberal and Labor were in a coalition, but with the Greens gaining one seat in 2014, their single member decided to caucus with the Lib-Lab coalition. The Social Democrats managed to gain a majority of seats, with the Conservative’s loss in seats mainly affected by the rise of the New Washington Party's popularity.

Premier Lisa Brown had been in office since 2012, after Jay Inslee decided to run for Governor-General the same year. She had managed to unite the Lib-Lab-Green coalition after extensive talks in March. Agreeing to a party platform of corporate taxes, environmental protection, nuclear power, and electoral reform.

The Conservatives argued that environmental protections would severely damage the forestry business, as well as siting the lack of funding for the expansive energy projects. Their position began to fall even further as the New Washington Party gained the votes of the party’s conservative base in the Eastern region of the state. Leader Ed Orcutt’s attempts to move the party more to the right have yet to prevail, calling for a decrease in taxes, opposition to homosexuality, and removal of the carbon tax.

The New Washington Party advocated for the state East of the Cascade Mountains to split and form a new state. After decades of “leftist” government and believing that political power was held in the Puget Sound, more voters began to appeal to their message as Eastern Washington is generally more Conservative leaning. Party Leader Mark Schoesler has advocated for the simple formation of a new state East of the Cascades, and not complete independence.

Social Democrats’ victory hadn’t been a major shock as the state increasingly moved towards more progressive. The Conservative’s moderate stance makes them fixed between the former Labor elements of the Social Democrats and the secessionists of the New Washingtonians.
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Third American Civil War: The Alexandria Ceasefire
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The Alexandria Ceasefire was signed on 19 August 2019 after months of stalemate on the Potomac River and the National Union State's inability to cross the Chesapeake Bay to capture the Delmarva peninsula. Federated States Secretary of State Tim Kaine and NUS Secretary of State Mark Meadows signed the ceasefire for their respective countries, lasting for an indefinite amount of time. The ceasefire only ended military conflict between the two factions, but not the war. A vast majority of countries recognize the FS government based in Washington D.C, while the NUS is recognized as the legitimate American government by Nejd, the Boer Republic, and a few other Nationalist countries.
 
2019 Cascadian federal election (Wikipedia)
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The 2019 Cascadian federal election took place on the 14 May 2019. The Liberals would go one to win their 7th consecutive election under party leader and Prime Minister Bill Gates, who has been serving as PM since 2003. The "Leftist Coalition" of the Liberals, Labor, and Greens would be renewed for this election, with the Liberals as head of the coalition and government. As for the Conservatives, there was a real risk that Labor could have more seats than them in this election, although this would not happen. As for party leader Bill Bryant, he would be defeated in a party leadership election the next year against Dino Rossi. The Republicans would continue to dwindle in popularity, focusing on getting votes throughout the country rather than in individual districts for this election cycle. While the Greens increased their vote share, even though a majority of Cascadian approved of Gates' policies on the environment, mostly younger voters believed he hadn't gone far enough to address the issue.

Gates had remained a highly popular Prime Minister throughout his 6th term, never having gone below 50% approval in his approval ratings. The Conservatives would continue to struggle to maintain relevance in the increasingly liberal country. Bryant would attempt to pull in the more rural, non-urban, voters of both the Liberal and Labor parties. As well as discuss the shrinking forestry industry that had occurred under Gates' and the coalitions environmental policies. While Gates would promote the ever expanding tech sector in the Puget Sound, with Microsoft, Boeing, and Amazon continually employing more in the most populous region in the country. As for Labor, they elected Jennifer Williamson as their new party leader after their previous party leader, Frank Chopp, retired. Both the Republicans and the Greens sought to gain at least 2% of the vote, the minimum to gain seats in the House. The Idaho State Party (IDS) continued to advocate for Idaho rights after the occupation of the state by Cascadia in 2006.

Polling clearly showed Gates and the coalition on track to win another election, how bad the Conservatives did on election night would determine Bryant's furtue as party leader. Not only did the coalition increase its seats among its members, but the Conservatives lost 6 seats, a dramatic shift to the coalition. Bryant would be challenged for the leadership in 2020 by Dino Rossi and Sherrie Sprenger as a result of his defeat, with Rossi winning the leadership election. While the coalition would soon begin talks to merge their parties into one, as done in Washington.

Many close to Gates and outside speculation believe this may be Gates' last election and last term as Prime Minister.

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What is the Republican party's ideology? The others I can kind of guess but it's not clear on the republicans.
Obviously, they want to make Cascadia a republic and exit the British Royal Commonwealth. Over time they've become more right-wing, more so than the Conservatives. But it is essentially a big-tent party that promotes a republic, closed borders, roll back on Gates' environmental policies, with a conservative leadership structure.
 
1982 Cascadian federal election
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The 1982 Cascadian federal election took place on 26 September 1982. A month prior, Cascadia held a referendum determining whether the country would join the British Royal Commonwealth. By a slim majority, the join side would win. The Republicans consolidated into one party, under Portland representative Bob Packwood. Although gaining the most seats, the Conservatives and Labor would form a coalition to attain a majority of seats against the Republicans. Conservative leader, Daniel J. Evans, who was the Interim President of the Cascadian Congress until the elections were called, was made the first Prime Minister in the coalition deal. With Labor leader, Mike Lowry, becoming the first Deputy Prime Minister. The Democrats became the moderate party in this election and through most of the early elections.

With the Republicans in the Congress able to pressure members into calling for an election only two days after the commonwealth referendum, Evans agreed to change the election from November to late September.

The "commonwealth question" was the biggest factor in the election, with the Republicans supporting a republic, the Conservatives and Labor supporting commonwealth status, while the Democrats didn't hold an official party-wide stance. Polling didn't have a realistic outlook due to the constantly changing support for a party throughout the campaign. Evans, as Interim President, was able to push through some transition legislation. Most notably passing the new flag, which included the Union Jack in the canton, similar to that of many other BRC nations. This quick action was used by the Republicans to call both the Conservatives and Labor as, "subjects to the Queen rather than to the Cascadians." Cascadia, having recently gained independence from the Pacific States after the Cascadian Emergency, had lacked a fully functioning economy. The Cascadian dollar had been brought into circulation in July, prior to that many citizens used American, Canadian, and even Pacific dollars. Even by election day, a plurality of people used the Canadian dollar for monetary transactions. Labor called for tax increases, especially on the newly growing tech sector in the Puget Sound, while both the Conservatives and Republicans advocated for a balanced budget and possible trade agreements with Canada and the United States to bolster the country's economy.

The Republicans would see the seat count remain the same, with many now accepting the results of the commonwealth referendum or deciding to not vote either to boycott the election or not turning out to vote in general. No party gained enough seats to control a majority or uphold a confidence vote effectively. The Conservatives and Labor, believing that remaining in the commonwealth as the best chance to get into trade agreements with Canada and other BRC countries, formed a coalition of 40 seats to achieve a governing majority. The Democrats decided to not join the coalition, the vision of the party wasn't clearly laid out in the election. But party leader Jack Metcalf was able to gain the support of more moderate Labor voters to support his party.

The Conservative-Labor Coalition collapsed after 2 years of policy disagreements. Throughout Evans's term, the coalition was shaky, Labor insisted on economic reforms to support the middle class and to fix the mass homeless problem in many major cities. With the Conservatives unwilling to budge with its expensive costs, the coalition would collapse, forcing Governor-General Bill Gates II to call for a new election in 1984.
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1984 Cascadian federal election
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The 1984 Cascadian federal election took place on 7 May 1984. The Conservatives, under Prime Minister Daniel J. Evans, were able to form a minority government. While Labor formed the Official Opposition. The Republicans lost a majority of their seats, as many liberal Republicans supported a Labor in hopes of a left-wing government entering into power and many Republicans believed the "commonwealth" question was answered in the referendum and in the 1982 election. With the commonwealth being supported in both situations. The Democrats would only win one seat, that of their leader Jack Metcalf.

After the 1982 election, the Conservatives and Labor formed a coalition government to prevent the Republicans from entering power to make Cascadia a republic. Besides stopping the Republicans, the two parties didn't have much in common policy-wise. The Conservatives attempted to pass tax cuts on major businesses to convince them to remain and as a way support the largest source of income for the country. Whilst Labor hoped to keep or, in some instances, increase taxes on major companies as a way to increase the federal budget. Trade negotiations with the U.S. and Canada had been stalled, both nations believing the coalition was too unstable to work with. A major point of the trade agreements was the value of the Cascadian dollar, and which currency would it be pegged to? The American or Canadian dollar? U.S. President Clark Clifford was hesitant to trade with the Cascadians, preferring to trade with the more economically stable Pacific States. While the Canadians, under Prime Minister Erik Neilson, hoped to prevent the Americans from expanding economically into Cascadia.

The election had been focused on the economy, homelessness, and jobs. Labor supported the formation of large scale social welfare programs and public works projects. The budget and cost of the programs and projects was the biggest attack the Conservatives had on Labors policies. The Republicans, consisting of many liberal anti-royalist socialists at this time, began to side with Labor in hopes of preventing a Conservative government.

The results ended with the Conservatives forming a minority government, 2 seats short of a complete majority. This lack of a majority would prove disastrous for the Conservatives later in the year, as the Columbia nuclear disaster of 1984 led to inquires by both Labor and the Republicans, resulting in a no-confidence vote and the calling of the 1985 federal election.
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