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Politics & Elections

depprussell
HI,


I have thought for a long time of what was lacking in Sim City (for example), and, as I think, in every city builder that I know: Politics, and elections. It seems really hard to implement, as limiting the choices as possible in contradiction with the idea of ​​the player as Mayor.  is only one game I know where politics is used, and it's very clever: Victoria 1 & 2, Paradox Interactive. In this game you play a nation during the XIXth century and beginning of the XXth century.You are always playing the leader, whatever the winning side is. But your choices are limited sometimes. If the liberal are you, you will not be able to raise some taxes, if it's the communist, you can nationalize and build plants on your own. Politics is a limit to everything, economy, society, some reforms, even war. Before changing your country, you have to change your people! So I was thinking, why could not you make it in this game? It would be the first time ever in a City builder!Inhabitants would vote for parties every X years, based on their values ​​and specific issues. You could change the type of vote (majority / proportional, first past the post, etc., there is a lot of opportunity), and after all . You could do anything, as long as it's allowed. And if it's really close from being accepted, you could negociate (XXXX but also raise YYYY). Raising a tax on capital should only be permitted if people have voted for a really left-winged party!Some drastic decisions could even be done if you have some extremists on charge. Like suppressing elections (which will eventually lead to a revolution!), Suppress the police and create militias, nationalize some firms and run them for yourself, (which will make flee most of the others), control the central bank, use printing money, the use of forbid-car in o city center, etc ... etc ... Hence the then importance of listening to the Issues of your people (or doing the this on purpose) You Could Also have the lobbies (based on the main firms Lithuania in the o city) who try to influence and corrupt. Or you could try to bribe your own council to influence them on some vote.Each media would also have a party support. People using this media would be influenced in their vote.Parties would be defined by a few values ​​(economy, society, identity, environnement, for example). I think that with these 4 values ​​you can simulate most of the world's political parties. Their name would derivate from these values. Conservative, Social-Democratic, Christian-Democrat, Socialist, Green, Republican, Communist, National-liberal, etc ...

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