The Yankee Dominion: A Map and World Building Project

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  1. Spens1 Well-Known Member

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    Going off of this (work in progress):

    Obviously the Emperor still has final say as to everything so things that pass the house can be rejected by the Emperor ultimately. The main issue however being the rampant corruption, mainly from Rodoto, heavy gerrymandering by the governing party as well as passing media laws to prevent critical speech against the government which has seen its status fall from free to partially free. Also talk against the crown is a severe offence.

    Government:

    Rodoto:
    Centre-Left to Centre (Social Liberalism, Economic Liberalism, Trade Unionism)

    The party that has held power for the large majority of time since the end of the war. They are a social and economically liberal party and generally the party of the trade unions. Typically the royal family has also favoured Rodoto as a party over the other's generally as well. Often accused of being corrupt, with many members over the years having being jailed or going to trial (and often being freed due to some kind of back room agreement) for some form of corruption and misuse of public office.

    Confidence and Supply:

    Shakaito: Centre-Left to Left (Social Democracy, Democratic Socialism, Trade Unionism, Grassroots democracy, Soft-Republicanism, Green Politics, Eco-Socialism)

    The two party's used to be in a close coalition with each other, but Rodoto's moves in a more pro-corporate way (lowering company taxes as well as not raising overtime wages from current levels, with superannuation remaining at the same levels) leading to the party breaking ranks, but keeping the confidence and supply, if only to keep Kokuminto from taking power (a priority for both). Surprisingly enough they remain pretty popular with the people, not suffering from the same taint of corruption that Rodoto has suffered from over the last term. It is looking increasingly likely that they will be the ones to become the main voice on the left due to Rodoto's unpopularity amongst the general populace. The Party has a green streak as well after they absorbed Kankyo To.

    Opposition:

    Kokuminto:
    Right-Wing (Social Conservatism, Economic Liberalism, Imperialism, Interventionist)

    The major reactionary party. Seeks to combat aggression against Russia and the Germans. Seeks to be much more interventionist, helping fellow western allies against potential aggressors. It has members who can be considered pan-asianist, however that is something generally kept quiet. Ties to several military businesses in the country. Popular in rural areas across the country, amongst older people (over 65's) and those who felt let down and left behind by the left-wing government. The party is noticeably more conservative than Jiyuto, yet still less conservative than Hoshuto.

    Jiyuto: Centre to Centre-Right (centrism, Third Way)

    Typically the party of big business and corporations. Advocates for lower corporate taxes for big businesses and end of restrictions against them. They were traditionally the largest party on the right however with Kokuminto reemerging after years as a relatively minor party and many of its more right wing members joining the party, it is now only the 2nd largest party on the right after the last election and potentially facing a fight for that position with Hoshuto.

    Hoshuto: Far-Right (Anti-Immigration, Social Conservatism, Economic Conservatism, Imperialism)

    Lost a lot of steam to the Kokuminto Party, who, whilst more moderate, advocating for a lot of the same policy. Hoshuto however are even more conservative and reactionary, very much of the far-right in Japan, openly advocating for the restoration of some pre-war practices which has enraged almost all (a step that even Kokuminto aren't willing to do). Popular amongst those who were born before the end of 1930s and popular against amongst those from rural places, doesn't really have much traction in the inner cities.


    Polling:

    Kokuminto:
    32%
    Shakaito: 25%
    Rodoto: 22% (PM has an approval rating of 25%)
    Hoshuto: 12%
    Jiyuto: 8%
     
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  2. ST15RM Ich bin ein AH.commer!

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    ITTL there is no WW2
     
  3. Spens1 Well-Known Member

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    Is there some kind of great war however?
     
  4. Oryxslayer Electoral Calculator

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    There is a WWI equivalent, and then when there should be WWII there is a coldish war, with Japan focusing on China and the various 'liberating' movements in colonies. Their best (covert) success was dividing Indonesia into a mess of fragmented states vulnerable to Japanese influence.
     
  5. ST15RM Ich bin ein AH.commer!

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    Speaking of Indonesia:
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    This is my final plan for Borneo.
    Rundown,
    • The 2 southwestern states are removed. These are minor regions, so I see them as being split between Lanfang and Banjar.
    • Lanfang is now centered on where the majority of the Bornean Chinese live, per Oryxslayer's map
    • Pontianak has the northernmost reaches of Lanfang. This is because I find that Lanfang would find that area hard to control.
    Whaddya think? I feel like these borders look more natural/along ethnic lines
     
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    Indian Political Parties (WIP):

    The worlds largest democracy, India can be almost divided into two politically and the way it votes at a federal level. In the South, it is much more left-wing, with socialist, communist and generally left-wing parties doing well there. In the North, Nationalist Parties and right-wing conservative parties tend to do well there. There are some prominent state only parties, but the 4 national parties are generally the largest (however the BJP, BSP and MIM all get higher percentages of the vote than the Marxists generally). Regional Parties at a state level however play a much bigger factor as in state politics its often the regional parties that are the ones that take power whilst the national parties often either are forced into coalitions or onto the crossbench.

    Lok Sabha - 2500 Seats
    Rajya Sabha - 750 Seats

    National Parties:

    Communist Party of India - Centre-Left to Left-Wing (Democratic Socialism, Social Democracy, Left-Wing Populism, Direct Democracy, Grassroots Democracy, Progressivism, Secularism)

    Currently the ruling party in India, they are the party of social democracy and are pretty similar to a lot of other social democratic parties (despite what their name indicates). The second oldest party were radicals before but have mellowed out and instead champion social changes and recognition of many social matters as well as pushing renewable energy and equality of all its citizens regardless of religion. They are home to the large union presence within India and advocate for the workers rights (with the party introducing a minimum wage, mandatory superannuation and healthcare for all workers in the 90's as well as national healthcare in the 2000's).


    Indian National Congress - Centre (Social Liberalism, Economic Liberalism, Third Way, Secularism)

    The Party of Ghandi and the oldest party in Indian politics, over the last 30 years has moved towards the centre as it has followed more Liberal Principles as opposed to the Communists who have become the party of social democracy over the last quarter of a century. They have become the party of big business and small business alike. The party currently is in government in Maharashtra, Sindh and Haryana as well as the capital region.


    Democratic People's Party - Centre-Right (Social Conservatism, Economic Conservatism, Secularism)

    The main party on the right in Indian politics, the party was formed in the 1950's to be a major conservative voice in Indian politics (due to the large amount of voices on the left that there was, with Congress and the Communists both holding significant amounts of seats in federal politics). The party advocates for social conservatism as well as economic conservatism, maintaining that there should be fiscal responsibility and fiscal balance. They're somewhat recovering still after an unpopular term in power between 2009 and 2014 where despite good economic growth, most of their social policy was so unpopular that the Communists reversed almost all of it immediately.


    Marxist Party of India - Far-Left (Communism, Marxism-Leninism, Secularism)

    The Marxist Party is an out and out communist party. Its members think that the Communist Party are traitors who have betrayed the cause of a socialist India. They advocate for eventually easing into the communist ways whilst retaining some measures of democracy. However despite running in all corners of India, they aren't a major party mostly (only garnering around 5-7% of the vote nationally). The party typically does well in rural areas as the party isn't taken that seriously in urban areas (where it is dominated by the big 3 at a national level).


    Dravidian (Southern Indian) Parties:


    Dravidia Munnetra Khazagham - Centre-Left (Social Democracy, Economic Liberalism)

    The main regional party on the left in Southern India, does very well in state elections and holds power in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andra Pradesh, Telengana. They're neither affiliated with the Communist Party nor Congress but work with both parties on occasion.

    Dravidia Gathabandhan - Centre to Centre-Right (Social Liberalism, Economic Liberalism, Third Way)

    The main party on the right in south indian politics. They are typically not all that conservative however socially. They are a very pro-business party, supporting smaller businesses which the party does well with. The party currently has a mayors in Bangalore and Mysore. They have typically been out of power in most of the states in the southern part of the country mostly (except for a brief period in the 1980's and late 2000's where they were able to sweep into power in the south, only to lose most of their hold of states by the mid 2010's).

    Revolutionary Socialist Bloc - Left to Far-Left (Socialism, Communism)

    The main regional socialist party in the south with affiliations to the Marxist Party federally. They currently are in charge of Kerela at a state level.

    Tamil Kuttani - Syncretic (Tamil Issues, Regionalism, Tamil Autonomism)

    Regional party that runs in Tamil Nadu that focuses solely on the matters of the people of Tamil Nadu

    Bharat (Northern Indian) Parties:

    Bahujan Samaj Party - Centre-Left (Human Rights, Social Equality, Social Justice, Self Respect, Secularism)

    One of the main regional parties in Northern India. The party seeks to represent the less fortunate in the country, the party is the major regional party on the left in the North.


    Bharatiya Jayanta Party - Right-Wing (Social Conservatism, Hindu Nationalism, Indian Nationalism, National Conservatism, Economic Populism, Right-Wing Populism)

    The main Hindu Nationalist Party in Indian politics, advocates for Hindu Issues mainly and have a Hindu Nationalist streak about them as well are being socially conservative and incredibly nationalist. The party currently has a majority in Gujurat, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. Don't have much appeal besides Hindu Nationalists and hardliners (as they're often seen as too divisive).


    Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul Muslimeen - Right-Wing (Muslim Issues, Muslim Nationalism, Social Conservatism, Indian Nationalism, Economic Populism, Right-Wing Populism, National Conservatism)

    Very similar to the BJP but for Muslim issues. Have a Muslim Nationalist streak about them as well as being incredibly nationalist. They currently control Balochistan. Don't have much appeal besides Islamic Nationalists and hardliners (as they're often seen as too divisive).



    Shiromani Akali Dal - Centre-Right (Punjabi Nationalism, Punjabiyat, Punjabi Autonomism, Social Conservatism)

    Represents Punjabi interests mainly, with the party being dominant in the Pubjab region (including West and East Punjab).
     
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  7. Oryxslayer Electoral Calculator

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    Just noting that previous discussion had india become a military/royal dictatorship not too long after independence. This state would focus on economic prosperity, and was able to bring India industry unlike the INC IRL. You might actually have known this already, I don't see any timeline conflicts in the list. However, what happened next in the 70s/80s, when the regime reached it's expected conclusion, was always unknown: the state could relapse like South Korea before democratising, or actually achieve democracy like the Philippines. It seems we will go with the later.
     
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  8. Spens1 Well-Known Member

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    Didn't really see that discussion. I'd imagine none of them would be involved anyway even there was a dictatorship.
     
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    So just to be on the same page, red is Lanfang, green is Pontianak, right? (or is it the other way around?)
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  10. Oryxslayer Electoral Calculator

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    in short, the UK tries to set up another loyal dominion under a White Monarch in India but that fails and a local Prince coups the Govt. The UK is fine since the general situation of loyalty is still intact. The new conservative monarch and the socialist legislature are at odds and increasingly ignore each other, so when the UK grants independence, the Monarch uses his popularity and military powers to dissolve the Congress and stuff it with loyalists. I think the consensus was that the monarch would be the Nizam rather then a Singh or Bengali, so he dies in 1967, at which point the govt is now a full dictatorship. Something slips up in the 70s or 80s, and the new middle class creating by the industrialization program are out in the streets calling for democracy.

    So yeah, I don't see why those parties would be incompatible with this pre-history.
     
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  11. ST15RM Ich bin ein AH.commer!

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    other way around
     
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  13. Spens1 Well-Known Member

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    Early 70s probably since the one who was running the show is gone.
     
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  15. Zyxoriv Jack of all trades, master of none.

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    I found the base map.
     
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  16. ST15RM Ich bin ein AH.commer!

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    And this is the problem:
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    This q-bam is outdated. I'm using the (closest to) latest qbam. Thus, the borders are going to be wildly out of proportion. That's what I'm going to need help on.

    And no, you can't just paste the outdated q-bam over the latest q-bam.
     
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