The Yankee Dominion: A Map and World Building Project

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  1. Riley Uhr Muldoon did nothing wrong

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    Just clarifying again. In the country list, the Pacific is split by quite a few nations like Fiji, Polynesia, Vanuatu, and so on however in the maps they are all as one. So is there entire pacific united or not because I still cannot fully nail down which one it is.
     
  2. ST15RM Ich bin ein AH.commer! Gone Fishin'

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    it is united. there are some continuity errors that we have to fix
     
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  3. Riley Uhr Muldoon did nothing wrong

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    Heres a take of mine on how the Pacific works

    The Pacific would operate as a Federation with each group of islands. My guess at which groups, they would be:
    The Caroline Islands [Palau, Micronesia, Marshall Islands],
    The Solomon Islands,
    New Hebrides [Vanuatu],
    New Selesia [New Caledonia],
    Fiji,
    Tonga,
    Walis&Futuna,
    Samoa,
    Tokelau,
    Niue,
    Rarotonga [The Cook Islands],
    Gilbert & Ellis Islands,
    Phoenix & Line Islands,
    Tahiti,
    Marquesas & Tuamotus,
    Bora Bora [French Polynesia was split up when it got taken over by Germany at the request of the western islands],
    Hawaii
    The Pitcairn Islands.

    18 Island Groups in Total, Maybe called Districts or Provinces. I'm gonna call them provinces for now.

    Capital: Suva [being more central than the more obvious choice Honolulu it would probably be the favourite for the Provinces nearer to Fiji which happens to be the majority]
    Official Languages: S***loads, recognised European languages maybe German, French and English but the islands would have multiple legal languages.

    The Parliament would consist of an Upper & Lower house with a Prime Minister being the leader of the majority coalition in parliament. The members of the upper house are elected by the provincial local government, selecting two each when the previous member's mandate of 5 years expires. The Upper house selects a president by majority vote. The President is required to give up their political party registration upon being elected to keep them non-partisan

    Political Parties of the Pacific:
    Lower House (National Members Assembly), 90 seats
    Upper House (Senate), 36 seats

    Christan Democratic Party 30/90 Seats,15/36 Seats
    Centre-Right, Christian Conservatism
    Current Ruling Party since 2016. Has been a major party since the Pacific formed in the early 60s. Has always based policy around Christian values, although has softened recently on the issues allowing same-sex cohabitation to be passed in 2017.

    Peoples Democratic Party 25/90 Seats,18/36 Seats
    Centre to Centre-Left, Liberal Christianity, Neoliberalism
    Party in Opposition. The current president's former party affiliation belonged to the PDP. The merger of the historical economically Left Peoples party and Liberal Democratic party. Socially Centrist to Right and economically Left. Has issues garnering support among the younger and older generation supporters are mostly middle aged centrists.

    Peace and Love 13/90 Seats, 4/36 Seats
    Left to Left Wing, Social Progressivism, Secularlisim, Social Democracy
    Party in Opposition. Founded in the 1960s as part of the Hippie movement as a more left-wing alternative to the Democratic and Peoples party. Experienced a resurgence in the 1990s as the PDP moved to the centre. Popular among young people and older people formerly part of the small pacific hippie movement.

    Ecological Heritage Party 8/90 Seats,0/36 Seats
    Green Politics, Big Tent
    Currently on the Crossbench in parliament. Only definitive policies are pro-environmentalism. Is popular among environmentally conscious Pacific cultures. Support is required often to pass government policy

    Pacific Nationalist Party 8/90 Seats,5/36 Seats
    Right-Wing, Christan Nationalism
    Government Partner. Pretty self-explanatory. Popular among older and younger traditional voters.

    One Pacific Party 6/90 Seats
    Right-Wing, Protectionist, Right-Wing populism
    The Pacifics answer to crazy right-wing populist movements across the world. Has a bad reputation but the CDP was required to form a coalition with them to even form a minority government of 44 seats. Has ended up dragging the CDPs popularity down with them. the largest voice against cooperation with Europe and nearby nations. Soaks up uncomfortable amounts of the younger hardline Christian vote, can be put down to charismatic in touch young leader.
     
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  4. Spens1 Well-Known Member

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    wouldn't press freedom in continent be all pretty much in a good situation since Antipodea and Nieuw Holland both are completely free societies (in fact if any of the country's had an issue, i'd imagine it would be new wessex in truth which would only be good).
     
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    Also on the Nieuw Holland bit, how come theirs civil unions and marriage in the one country?
     
  6. ST15RM Ich bin ein AH.commer! Gone Fishin'

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    some free societies have sensationalist, biased media, it’s not problematic, but it’s not perfect.
    the territories i’m assuming would have more conservative views, and i don’t think marriage has been fully legalized on a federal scale.
     
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    Due to the rise of that populist political party, I believe they would block an attempt to extend same-sex marriage being nationwide instead being delegated to individual provinces.
     
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    True but i would imagine that New Wessex (more like otl Australia) would be the one more prone to sensationalism than the other two (Antipodea with a left wing government for a little while who probably changed media laws to prevent the right-wing sensationalism given they have a majority and Niew Holland who basically has two very centrist alliances on balance, i don't think would be prone to senastionalism and seems like a country who wouldn't be as prone to it). like in my mind at least if we're using world press freedom index, i would have thought Nieuw Holland and Antipodea would be top 10-15 and New Wessex would be merely top 30 mainly i can say because of the lack of really big multinational media corporations (at least french or dutch ones) in comparison to the english speaking world.

    I guess it makes sense however on the SSM stance of Nieuw Holland that it would be divided and mainly done state by state.

    edit: also would Japan's media be THAT bad (i mean i know Rodoto has the media on lock but would have been thinking noticable problems rather than difficult) given that they do have opposition and one that is outpolling the government (along with a third party).
     
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    That is true, forgot to consider that they could do that, i was just confused as to why their where different colours in the same country. They could have done a state by state and territory by territory vote for approval (big cities approving it and the territories rejecting it).

    In fact i could do a write up on that.
     
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    A quick map of the Australian Continent, Excuse the lack of a key.
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    One inaccuracy (Roubaix is where otl coffs harbour is, so the very southern border).

    Other then that, its everything i could ever ask for (rip tasmania though, not even in alternate history can they catch a break).
     
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    I wanted to do a British (and free) madagascar and a Dutch/German South Africa but that may not be possible due to the freedom maps (was thinking that the british, instead of the cape colony, colonise madagascar instead of the french, meaning britsh settlers and indentured labourers there instead).
     
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    Political Parties of the Kingdom of Norway:

    Major Parties (Over 25%):

    Social Democratic Party of Norway (SDP):
    Centre-Left (Social Democracy, Progressivism, Trade Unionism)

    Typically viewed as the natural party of government in Norway, but don't always get it their own way either. Currently in government since 2018 (after having been out of power for 6 years before that).

    Liberal Party of Norway (LP): Centre (Liberalism, Neoliberalism, Green Liberalism, Green Politics)

    The 2nd largest party typically in Norway, they are seen as a neo-liberal, big buisiness party that also has a major green streak as well (with the party having absorbed the Centre Party and Greens, both with a fairly environmental streak).


    Minor Parties (5-15%):


    Socialist People's Party (SPP): Left-Wing (Democratic Socialism, Social Democracy, Left-Wing Populism)

    Formed in the 1970's by more ardent democratic socialists, with the left faction (at the time) of the party leaving the social democrats. They have typically enjoyed the third highest support in the country, averaging around 14-15% of the vote nationally. They usually will provide supply and confidence with the Social Democratic Party typically (but also compete with them for votes).

    Moderate Party of Norway (MPN): Centre (Liberalism, Centrism, Agrarianism)

    Formed mainly from the remnants of the centre party and represents rural interests. the party is typically coalition partners with the Liberal Party.

    Royalist Party of Norway (RPN): Centre-Right (Social Conservatism, Economic Liberalism, Monarchism)

    The Main actually conservative party. They are an ardently socially conservative party


    Micro Parties (Under 5%):

    National Party of Norway (NP):
    Right-Wing (Social Conservatism, Economic Nationalism, Right-Wing Populism, Anti-Immigration)

    Split from the Royalist Party, the National party also absorbed a number of populist, right-wing parties to create the largest micro party, with the party achieving 4% at the last 2 elections. The party is rather controversial in Norway due to its openly anti-immigrant rhetoric (especially due to immigration intake generally being lower than most in europe to begin with), with the party often being accused of racism by other parties.

    Pirates of Norway (PN): Centre (Pirate Politics, E-Democracy, Direct Democracy, Libertarianism)

    The Pirates are also represented in Norway. They are largely centrist and libertarian in nature, advocating that people should dictate the social and economic future of the country directly.

    Animal Party of Norway (APN): Centre-Left (Animal Rights, Animal Welfare, Environmentalism, Green Politics)

    The Animal Party is the largest of its kind in Scandanavia, with a lot of Green's left going to the animal party. It advocates for animal welfare and animal rights whilst also representing a number of environmental concerns.

    Republican Movement (RM): Centre to Centre-Right (Populism, Republicanism, Centrism)

    The main republican party in Norway, formed from a coalition of various republican movements (both left and right) to form a rather radical centrist party.


    Government (last election held in 2018):

    Social Democratic Party

    Coalition Partner:
    Animal Party of Norway

    Supply and Confidence:

    Socialist People's Party
    Pirates of Norway

    Opposition:
    Liberal Party
    Moderate Party
    Royalist Party

    Other Opposition:
    National Party
     
  14. ST15RM Ich bin ein AH.commer! Gone Fishin'

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    ???
    we’ve already established the british colonizing south africa and the dutch colonizing madagascar
     
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    Anyone have a proper map of who colonised where?
     
  16. Riley Uhr Muldoon did nothing wrong

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    I think I got the border wrong because when I was making it Coffs Harbour would be on the other side of the border in New Wessex. I moved it up North instead of figuring out a different southern border and shifting it south.
     
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    I believe there is a map of the world at the start of the 20th century back in the thread
     
  18. Nazi Space Spy Well-Known Member

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    I’ll see if I can find it, I’ll threadmark it if I haven’t done so.

    Anyone know if any progress has been made on the country infobox?
     
  19. Nazi Space Spy Well-Known Member

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    Page 49, it’s marked as 1907 map.
     
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    Thanks! I was sure there was one somewhere.
     
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