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  1. USA: All Japanese submarines that are known to have survived the war have been accounted for by USN personnel.
  2. LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - As the first round of campaigning draws to a close, The Conservative Party under Sir Dylan Macmillan has closed the gap with Labour under Scott Shepard. Updated polling puts the two biggest parties only 1 point separated as campaigning begins to heat up for the second round before the election. Both parties gained support from the electorate as a whole, but the Tories gained more, thus closing their previous 4 point gap. Updated Polling: -Scott Shepard, Labour Party: 41% -Sir Dylan Macmillan, Conservative and Unionist Party: 40% -Other minor parties: 13% -Undecided: 6% Senior political analyst James Williamson analyzed the polling so far. “The Conservatives benefited greatly from Macmillan's detailed, straightforward answers to this round's questions,” he said. “The Tories' manifesto also proved largely helpful to their efforts, but their stance on decolonization proved controversial. While many tired Britons are ready to leave the colonies to their own destiny (particularly India), others were supportive of the preservation of the Empire.” Of Labour, Williamson said,“Labour, under Scott Shepard, benefitted from early campaigning and fairly solid answers to the electorate's questions. However, many undecided voters moved to the Tories; they felt that Labour's answers were unsatisfactory and failed to adequately address their concerns, particularly regarding Britain's place in the post-War world order. ” The key questions surrounding early campaigning, and the parties’ answers, were: Questions: #1. It seems a new world order is being built centered around the United States and the Soviet Union. Accustomed to British might, many don't want to see the British Empire left behind in this new international order, so the question is: how will you maintain British power and influence around the world? #2. For years now, many Britons have called for the end of the colonial British Empire. With the forces of decolonization gaining momentum around the globe, what will be your colonial policy? Will you try to retain the British Raj? Should Canada and Australia remain Dominions? How will you approach Britain's African holdings? Will you support the decolonization of other colonial empires? #3. Britain's economy was greatly damaged by two succeeding world wars in two decades. Britain is horribly in debt, unemployment is up, infrastructure and housing remain damaged, and the economy is shrinking. How will you approach Britain's economic woes? Scott Shepard: “#1 Firstly I believe this to be a farce, yes there is a new world order one which the US Soviet Union and Great Britain are apart of and spearheading as superpowers. In order to maintain our status we must continue to build our post-war time economy as well as ensuring our place in establishing the new post-world war order to assure the rest of the century proceeds with no further massive world wide conflicts. We also need to make sure British goods continue to be in every market not just in our colonies but also in countries like the US and Soviet Union. #2 It will be the Labour parties goal to see each of our colonies fully independent by the year 1960. We will accomplish this goal through further devolution, more economic freedoms and governmental advisers to ensure our colonies will be able to successfully navigate the perils of being an independent nation. #3 A part of the problem right now is that our industries, and homes were completely incapacitated thanks to Nazi bombings and we need are our currently working with our allies to discuss ways they can help us rebuild as well so we are not shouldering the complete burden ourselves. As far as brining jobs back we must create suitable and safe conditions for our workers and ensure that we are advancing our industry as much as we can to ensure movement once again in our economy.” Dylan Macmillan: “1. The central question facing our nation, and indeed our world, is whether we believe in freedom or the unchecked power of the state. The Soviet Union, leftism, and all of socialism believes passionately in the power of the state over the power of the individual, over each and every one of you. We have seen in the Soviet Union great cascades of refugees attempt to flee, we saw groups occupied by the Nazis initially welcome them as liberators. If Nazis are liberators then what does that say about the incumbents my friends? The Soviet Union stood by the United Kingdom out of necessity, but they stood by us, for that we should all be grateful; but that does not mean that we should grant them carte blanche to do as they please. I believe that the best way to ensure that the United Kingdom remains relevant in the second half of the 20th century is to build a network of alliances spanning the planet, building a fellowship of nations committed to defending peace and liberty in Europe is one way in which we can do this, retaining the closest possible links with our dominions and the Anglosphere is another way, but at the end of the day the United Kingdom and the British Empire must be strong enough to stand on our own if necessary. We must retain the ability to project power globally whether that be down at the Falklands, up in the Suez, or east in Singapore the Sun must not set on the British Empire because we allowed it to so we can shrink back into obscurity. Britain deserves to be at the top table of global affairs and under my leadership it will remain there as one of the five nations that won World War 2. 2. I support the Empire, it is an essential tool in our foreign policy toolbox and we cannot allow it to simply fade away into obscurity. However sir you quite rightly raise interesting and legitimate points regarding de-colonisation in some areas such as the Raj. In the Raj I support an amicable solution whereby we can move forward together in the best possible way, to ascertain which direction this is I would consult the Indian Government, His Majesty the King, and the Privy Council. If India wants independence and can adequately sustain it without becoming a detriment to the United Kingdom's foreign policy agenda then I will, reluctantly, accept this new state of affairs. Om Dominion policy I do support the Dominions' right to retain their own domestic policy, these are our civilised brothers and they stood with us during two of the largest conflicts to ever engulf the planet. It is my desire to see the Fellowship we enjoy with our colonies and our dominions crystalise into a strong agreement with trade and mutual defence at the forefront of the agenda. Our African holdings are, for the most part, ill-suited to decolonisation and as such shall be retained by any government I lead with the potential exception of Egypt, South Africa of course being a Dominion. Finally on your point about decolonisation of other Empires I do not believe that to be an issue which His Majesty's Government associates itself with but as and when it does arise we shall approach it with due diligence and the British national interest at the forefront of our minds. Furthermore I believe that crown dependencies should be granted seats in Parliament which would give the Channel Islands, Gibraltar, the Falkland Islands, South Georgia, Bermuda, and Jamaica seats in the British Parliament. These areas should be incorporated into the UK when the time is right and upon receipt of a positive endorsement in a regional plebiscite. 3. Our economy has been through a tough time there is no denying it but what we can say is that we will do better than has been done under the last Labour Government. Labour promised an NHS, hasn't happened. Labour promised an end to rationing, hasn't happened. Labour promised us a New Jerusalem, hasn't happened. The public are sick of grandiose promises to nationalise rail and coal they want solutions that work for them and that build a sustainable framework for the future of our country as a world-class top table superpower. We need to get food on the table, we need to get sick people healthy, and we need to look after our war veterans. I promise to you that by the end of my first five years as Prime Minister I will legislate for the creation of a National Health Service, we promised it in 1945 as did Labour, where Labour failed to deliver we will get this national project over the line. We will halt Labour's frivolous programme of nationalisations, the only industries that will be nationalised under the Tories are those that are essential for the defence of the realm. Finally we will institute a war pension for all those who have served in the two Great Wars or their widows to show our nation's thanks to those who served and sacrificed that we might live in peace. Furthermore I pledge to you that my Government will work towards a target of 500,000 new houses per year by 1951 and will invest heavily in rebuilding our infrastructure to get Britain moving again. We will sign trade deals with the World and build a brotherhood of European nations to incentivise working together on issues of trade and defence.” View full article
  3. LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - As the first round of campaigning draws to a close, The Conservative Party under Sir Dylan Macmillan has closed the gap with Labour under Scott Shepard. Updated polling puts the two biggest parties only 1 point separated as campaigning begins to heat up for the second round before the election. Both parties gained support from the electorate as a whole, but the Tories gained more, thus closing their previous 4 point gap. Updated Polling: -Scott Shepard, Labour Party: 41% -Sir Dylan Macmillan, Conservative and Unionist Party: 40% -Other minor parties: 13% -Undecided: 6% Senior political analyst James Williamson analyzed the polling so far. “The Conservatives benefited greatly from Macmillan's detailed, straightforward answers to this round's questions,” he said. “The Tories' manifesto also proved largely helpful to their efforts, but their stance on decolonization proved controversial. While many tired Britons are ready to leave the colonies to their own destiny (particularly India), others were supportive of the preservation of the Empire.” Of Labour, Williamson said,“Labour, under Scott Shepard, benefitted from early campaigning and fairly solid answers to the electorate's questions. However, many undecided voters moved to the Tories; they felt that Labour's answers were unsatisfactory and failed to adequately address their concerns, particularly regarding Britain's place in the post-War world order. ” The key questions surrounding early campaigning, and the parties’ answers, were: Questions: #1. It seems a new world order is being built centered around the United States and the Soviet Union. Accustomed to British might, many don't want to see the British Empire left behind in this new international order, so the question is: how will you maintain British power and influence around the world? #2. For years now, many Britons have called for the end of the colonial British Empire. With the forces of decolonization gaining momentum around the globe, what will be your colonial policy? Will you try to retain the British Raj? Should Canada and Australia remain Dominions? How will you approach Britain's African holdings? Will you support the decolonization of other colonial empires? #3. Britain's economy was greatly damaged by two succeeding world wars in two decades. Britain is horribly in debt, unemployment is up, infrastructure and housing remain damaged, and the economy is shrinking. How will you approach Britain's economic woes? Scott Shepard: “#1 Firstly I believe this to be a farce, yes there is a new world order one which the US Soviet Union and Great Britain are apart of and spearheading as superpowers. In order to maintain our status we must continue to build our post-war time economy as well as ensuring our place in establishing the new post-world war order to assure the rest of the century proceeds with no further massive world wide conflicts. We also need to make sure British goods continue to be in every market not just in our colonies but also in countries like the US and Soviet Union. #2 It will be the Labour parties goal to see each of our colonies fully independent by the year 1960. We will accomplish this goal through further devolution, more economic freedoms and governmental advisers to ensure our colonies will be able to successfully navigate the perils of being an independent nation. #3 A part of the problem right now is that our industries, and homes were completely incapacitated thanks to Nazi bombings and we need are our currently working with our allies to discuss ways they can help us rebuild as well so we are not shouldering the complete burden ourselves. As far as brining jobs back we must create suitable and safe conditions for our workers and ensure that we are advancing our industry as much as we can to ensure movement once again in our economy.” Dylan Macmillan: “1. The central question facing our nation, and indeed our world, is whether we believe in freedom or the unchecked power of the state. The Soviet Union, leftism, and all of socialism believes passionately in the power of the state over the power of the individual, over each and every one of you. We have seen in the Soviet Union great cascades of refugees attempt to flee, we saw groups occupied by the Nazis initially welcome them as liberators. If Nazis are liberators then what does that say about the incumbents my friends? The Soviet Union stood by the United Kingdom out of necessity, but they stood by us, for that we should all be grateful; but that does not mean that we should grant them carte blanche to do as they please. I believe that the best way to ensure that the United Kingdom remains relevant in the second half of the 20th century is to build a network of alliances spanning the planet, building a fellowship of nations committed to defending peace and liberty in Europe is one way in which we can do this, retaining the closest possible links with our dominions and the Anglosphere is another way, but at the end of the day the United Kingdom and the British Empire must be strong enough to stand on our own if necessary. We must retain the ability to project power globally whether that be down at the Falklands, up in the Suez, or east in Singapore the Sun must not set on the British Empire because we allowed it to so we can shrink back into obscurity. Britain deserves to be at the top table of global affairs and under my leadership it will remain there as one of the five nations that won World War 2. 2. I support the Empire, it is an essential tool in our foreign policy toolbox and we cannot allow it to simply fade away into obscurity. However sir you quite rightly raise interesting and legitimate points regarding de-colonisation in some areas such as the Raj. In the Raj I support an amicable solution whereby we can move forward together in the best possible way, to ascertain which direction this is I would consult the Indian Government, His Majesty the King, and the Privy Council. If India wants independence and can adequately sustain it without becoming a detriment to the United Kingdom's foreign policy agenda then I will, reluctantly, accept this new state of affairs. Om Dominion policy I do support the Dominions' right to retain their own domestic policy, these are our civilised brothers and they stood with us during two of the largest conflicts to ever engulf the planet. It is my desire to see the Fellowship we enjoy with our colonies and our dominions crystalise into a strong agreement with trade and mutual defence at the forefront of the agenda. Our African holdings are, for the most part, ill-suited to decolonisation and as such shall be retained by any government I lead with the potential exception of Egypt, South Africa of course being a Dominion. Finally on your point about decolonisation of other Empires I do not believe that to be an issue which His Majesty's Government associates itself with but as and when it does arise we shall approach it with due diligence and the British national interest at the forefront of our minds. Furthermore I believe that crown dependencies should be granted seats in Parliament which would give the Channel Islands, Gibraltar, the Falkland Islands, South Georgia, Bermuda, and Jamaica seats in the British Parliament. These areas should be incorporated into the UK when the time is right and upon receipt of a positive endorsement in a regional plebiscite. 3. Our economy has been through a tough time there is no denying it but what we can say is that we will do better than has been done under the last Labour Government. Labour promised an NHS, hasn't happened. Labour promised an end to rationing, hasn't happened. Labour promised us a New Jerusalem, hasn't happened. The public are sick of grandiose promises to nationalise rail and coal they want solutions that work for them and that build a sustainable framework for the future of our country as a world-class top table superpower. We need to get food on the table, we need to get sick people healthy, and we need to look after our war veterans. I promise to you that by the end of my first five years as Prime Minister I will legislate for the creation of a National Health Service, we promised it in 1945 as did Labour, where Labour failed to deliver we will get this national project over the line. We will halt Labour's frivolous programme of nationalisations, the only industries that will be nationalised under the Tories are those that are essential for the defence of the realm. Finally we will institute a war pension for all those who have served in the two Great Wars or their widows to show our nation's thanks to those who served and sacrificed that we might live in peace. Furthermore I pledge to you that my Government will work towards a target of 500,000 new houses per year by 1951 and will invest heavily in rebuilding our infrastructure to get Britain moving again. We will sign trade deals with the World and build a brotherhood of European nations to incentivise working together on issues of trade and defence.”
  4. USA: As the United States currently occupies Japan, we will independently provide account for all Japanese submarines in custody and missing. We are open to contributing warships to an international force aimed at patrolling the Atlantic, which we imagine would either augment or join existing Canadian and Spanish patrols.
  5. PRIME MINISTER CLEMENT ATTLEE CALLS GENERAL ELECTION FOR HOUSE OF COMMONS SAYS "GREAT ISSUES" WITH WESTERN LEADERSHIP MUST BE RESOLVED ONCE AND FOR ALL LONDON - Prime Minister Clement Attlee of the Labour Party officially called a snap election earlier today. A statement from the PM's office said that,"[t]he UK needs to resolve great issues with the governance of this country, the guidance of our empire, and the leadership of the West with this election." Despite Labour's resounding victory last year, Prime Minister Attlee has faced an increasingly restless, unhappy public. Many are dissatisfied with his handling of the economy, and his overall leadership of the empire, which has been plagued by corruption and mismanagement. Last week, Attlee found his Westminster office besieged by a crowd of angry protesters, which had to be dispersed by police. Attlee is stepping down from Labour leadership, leaving the party to begin a new process for leadership selection. After their crushing defeat last year, the Conservative Party, also known as the Tories, has been searching for new leadership, one strong enough to carry on Winston Churchill's work and legacy after he retired late last year. Right now, they are in the middle of leadership elections and platform selection. Another party, the Liberal Party, is also fielding candidates this time around in hopes of winning enough seats to deny either party a majority, giving them much more power and influence. Current Polling: Labour - 39% Conservative - 35% Liberal - 4% Other parties - 10% Unsure - 12% View full article
  6. PRIME MINISTER CLEMENT ATTLEE CALLS GENERAL ELECTION FOR HOUSE OF COMMONS SAYS "GREAT ISSUES" WITH WESTERN LEADERSHIP MUST BE RESOLVED ONCE AND FOR ALL LONDON - Prime Minister Clement Attlee of the Labour Party officially called a snap election earlier today. A statement from the PM's office said that,"[t]he UK needs to resolve great issues with the governance of this country, the guidance of our empire, and the leadership of the West with this election." Despite Labour's resounding victory last year, Prime Minister Attlee has faced an increasingly restless, unhappy public. Many are dissatisfied with his handling of the economy, and his overall leadership of the empire, which has been plagued by corruption and mismanagement. Last week, Attlee found his Westminster office besieged by a crowd of angry protesters, which had to be dispersed by police. Attlee is stepping down from Labour leadership, leaving the party to begin a new process for leadership selection. After their crushing defeat last year, the Conservative Party, also known as the Tories, has been searching for new leadership, one strong enough to carry on Winston Churchill's work and legacy after he retired late last year. Right now, they are in the middle of leadership elections and platform selection. Another party, the Liberal Party, is also fielding candidates this time around in hopes of winning enough seats to deny either party a majority, giving them much more power and influence. Current Polling: Labour - 39% Conservative - 35% Liberal - 4% Other parties - 10% Unsure - 12%
  7. The United States endorses Canada and Turkey, and they strongly recommend other countries support their candidacy. The American representative specifically compliments Turkey on their success in building a freer, secular society than the one preceding it, and he states that this propensity for secular, rational governance will be crucial as we build this new world order.
  8. United States of America: -Spain -Canada -Turkey -Brazil -South Africa United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: -Spain -Canada -Saudi Arabia -Turkey -Brazil France: -Spain -Canada -Saudi Arabia -Turkey -Yugoslavia
  9. ROGUE NAZI U-BOATS SPOTTED ON THE HIGH SEAS BY CIVILIAN MERCHANT SHIPS! ALREADY ONE MISSING SHIP IS SUSPECTED TO BE VICTIM JAN. 1946 - Reports have come in from a variety of civilian merchant vessels in the North Atlantic of some number of apparent rogue Nazi U-Boats prowling the high seas. So far, at least one ship-the Spanish vessel La Realeza, which was reported missing from its intended destination in Cadiz a few days ago-is suspected to have fallen victim to the suspected rogue raiders. Reports vary, but estimates seem to put the amount of submarines anywhere from one to five, with the most frequent sightings in the North Atlantic. It is not known if these u-boats are taking orders from some Nazi holdout or if they are operating independently. It is also not confirmed if indeed these u-boats are operated by seamen of the former Nazi regime, but that seems to be the strongest theory. Reports sometimes indicate Nazi markings on the u-boats, but others differ and say that no markings are visible but that the profile of the u-boats matches description about Nazi German submarines from the war. With the North Atlantic being one of the most important regions in the world, both for commercial and military purposes, this is obviously of much concern. One anonymous official of the newly-created UN stated,"The prospect is most certainly worrying, and I hope that the governments best positioned to do so launch an investigation or search immediately." The American War Department and those of most other Allied nations have yet to comment on the situation. View full article
  10. ROGUE NAZI U-BOATS SPOTTED ON THE HIGH SEAS BY CIVILIAN MERCHANT SHIPS! ALREADY ONE MISSING SHIP IS SUSPECTED TO BE VICTIM JAN. 1946 - Reports have come in from a variety of civilian merchant vessels in the North Atlantic of some number of apparent rogue Nazi U-Boats prowling the high seas. So far, at least one ship-the Spanish vessel La Realeza, which was reported missing from its intended destination in Cadiz a few days ago-is suspected to have fallen victim to the suspected rogue raiders. Reports vary, but estimates seem to put the amount of submarines anywhere from one to five, with the most frequent sightings in the North Atlantic. It is not known if these u-boats are taking orders from some Nazi holdout or if they are operating independently. It is also not confirmed if indeed these u-boats are operated by seamen of the former Nazi regime, but that seems to be the strongest theory. Reports sometimes indicate Nazi markings on the u-boats, but others differ and say that no markings are visible but that the profile of the u-boats matches description about Nazi German submarines from the war. With the North Atlantic being one of the most important regions in the world, both for commercial and military purposes, this is obviously of much concern. One anonymous official of the newly-created UN stated,"The prospect is most certainly worrying, and I hope that the governments best positioned to do so launch an investigation or search immediately." The American War Department and those of most other Allied nations have yet to comment on the situation.
  11. Election Day Final Results: 1. AfD - 34% 2. CDU/CSU - 28% 3. The Greens - 17% 4. FDP - 10% 5. SPD - 10% 6. The Left - 1% With the Alternative for Germany party as the decisive victor, the new Chancellor of Germany is Alexander Schreber @Macmillan! The makeup of the Bundestag is as follows: AfD - 221 CDU/CSU - 182 The Greens - 111 FDP - 65 SPD - 65 The Left - 6
  12. Election Day Eve Polling: 1. AfD - 31% 2. CDU/CSU - 30% 3. The Greens - 18% 4. FDP - 11% 5. SPD - 10% 6. The Left - 1% Analysis: In a stunning twist, the AfD party has continued its dramatic rise in politics, now polling an average of slightly above the power CDU/CSU party! Most polls, however, show the two in a statistical tie nationwide, but the AfD holds an advantage in East Germany and parts of Southern Germany, even making inroads in the CSU homeland of Bavaria. Many commentators and analysts predict an AfD Chancellorship, but others maintain that the CDU will stay in power due to advantages like incumbency and partisan tradition.
  13. Player Finances Player Character Income Expenditures Cash On Hand Brady Jackson Hawthorne (R-WV) $26,950,000 Jack Jackson Burch (R-TX) $22,540,000 $62,320,000 Richard Hayes (TX) $5,000,000 Kyle Fitzgerald Kyle Fitzgerald (R-KY) $7,850,000 $27,770,000 kylejones Kyle Jones (R-TX) $2,670,000 $5,240,000 Macmillan Dylan Macmillan (R-OH) $4,490,000 Nubbie William Macgruder (R-MT) $0 Pinnacle John Blythe (AL) $3,846,078 Grant Pinnacle (R-AR) $44,200,000 Tuna Martin Howard (R-PA) $0 Batman Terrence Montague (D-CA) $0 Armatage Shawshank (AZ) $0 Jewell Timothy Hollister (WI) $5,000,000 Webb Magnuson (D-AL) $7,480,000 $200,000 $30,670,000 Connor Mahoney (D-MA) $0 Marmot of the Marsh Steve Boarly (SD) $0 Vivian Couture (RI) $2,805,847 Zach Huntington (D-ME) $25,000,000 Mike Jordan Harvey Specter (D-NY) $0 Michael Declan James (D-MA) $47,570,000 Connor Jamison (D-VA) $27,290,000 Owen Pierce (DC) $2,713,761 Sebus001 Jonathan Burnwood (D-VT) $0 Sovereign Lincoln McNamara (D-PA) $0 Wilder Alejandro Gomez (D-AZ) $0 Marshall Wilder (MN) $0
  14. Fundraisers: Magnuson (CA) - $7.48 million Burch (TX) - $10.23 million Burch (FL) - $12.31 million Fitzgerald (TX) - $6.42 million Fitzgerald (CA) - $1.43 million Jones (TX) - $2.67 million Notes: @JewellMuldowney, I believe, was signed out because you're in the White House now. As such, he wasn't on the character sheet and didn't get midsessions graded. @kylejonesEach fundraiser is only 2 hours, so you could have posted two this turn. Next midsessions are due Saturday, November 29, 2019, at 11:59pm EST. HAVE A GREAT THANKSGIVING!
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