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Prologue
The Balruban War of Independence (1945-1947) is over. Following nearly a decade of intrepid insurgency and civil protest, the war of independence started following the end of the Second World War (1939-1945), where the weakened imperialist reach of the British Empire shifted colonial forces back to the homeland. The combined wits of former British Colonial Army soldiers, proclaiming their loyalty to the Balruban state, dedicated civilian and state politicians as well as nationalist business magnates all colluded together to help direct the war effort again the imperialists.

Following the end of the war however, which was formally ended with the Treaty of Bagha (1947), the Balruban state knows little of which government and ideology it will follow. A Constitutional Assembly was called, and those prominent personalities responsible for leading the war effort were called together into a six day conference to assemble the Balruban constitution and to help form a government. The future of Balruba depends on the success of this constitution.
The task follows to those prominent figures of Balruba, the Founding Brothers--those who came together, from different backgrounds, to first oppose the British, then fight them, and throw them out of Balruba.


Balrubans celebrate their Day of Independence, 1947

The Game
You represent elements of one of three factions: The State factions represent politicians, anywhere from the President of Balruba down to the locally represented officials, the Military who defends Balruba, invades it's enemies if ordered, and could potentially stage it's own coup and the Business faction, who are private entrepreneurs, investors and business owners that will start and run their own companies.

The State faction handles the nuances of day to day politics. They will pass a budget, vote on laws and edicts and ultimately decide the government of Balruba. They bear the most power, but their hold on power is tenuous--as the Military faction can attempt a coup if the State factions potentially goes off the rails, and if pressed too hard, the Business faction may spend it's dollars on the Foreign Market.

The Military faction will have you representing a general or admiral and overseeing a branch of the armed forces. You are responsible for training, deployment and strategy during war time. They are not responsible for their budget, and they may not be responsible for what their budget gets spent on. If they wish, they may attempt to garner loyalty of their own and other branches and attempt a coup d'etat.

The Business faction consists of private financiers, entrepreneurs and investors that will spend their cash on businesses. Their only goal is to create as much wealth as possible. They should work hand-in-hand with the State faction to get laws passed that benefit them, but can always spend their money in Foreign Markets if the Balruban state is found to be too oppressive.

As a player, you select one of these factions and will participate in a game where you attempt to advance your own personal agenda, the desires of your own faction, and support the Balruban state. Balruba is a fictional island nation in the Caribbean off the coast of Venezuela that was owned by the British and home to a military garrison that eventually attempted to resist Balruban independence. This is an interest check to see how everyone else feels about a game like this.








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William "Billy Boy" McMiles


Character Age: 46

Corruption: 15 (Corporate Stooge, State Department Pawn)

Character's Portfolio: - Foreign Investor. William McMiles, an American businessman, is either the luckiest sonofabitch in the whole Traverse Hotel Line, or he has the worst oversight in the business. After serving in the United States War Department organizing barracks and billeting for the mass mobilization effort, William found peacetime work in the hotel industry, developing resorts for tourists hungry to enjoy the fruits of peace in more stable climes. While all of his contemporaries are looking to Cuba to create their playgrounds, Willy has set his sights on the newly-independent nation of Balruba.

William landed at the Balruba international airport three days before hostilities were formally ended, but by that point the war was done. Armed with a corporate bank account and a friendly "driver" with ties to the American Intelligence Community, William is looking at land across the island to develop a new hotel for American tourism. The fact that the hotel may be turned into a hotbed for anti-communist operations is just a small little detail in the big picture. Balruba's beaches can stand to make a lot of money if they're able to come to some sort of arrangement with Willy's corporate backers...
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Character Name: Trevar Rothington
Character Age: 36
Character's BranchBalruban Army
Brief History: Trevar early life is very unnoticeable he did nothing exciting nor noticeable that would draw attention to himself or political enemies. Trevar went to school studying political science hoping he could garner a career in politics however when he saw the military and just how organized and disciplined they were he decided that would be his career. After graduating and being given a commission of Lieutenant he joined the military. He slowly made his way up the ranks, eventually when world war 2 started he assisted in the defenses of Balruban. However he never offically saw combat he was able to make it to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel by the wars end.

Eventually after world war two Trevar became a leading figure in the movement against the british. This would be his first chance to get combat awareness and he found he was quiet good at it. Never losing a battle with his men he was nicknamed The Raptor, for his use of small unit tactics and quick movement.
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Accepted. Interesting backstory. He will begin the game as General of the Balruban Air Force.
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William "Billy Boy" McMiles


Character Age: 46

Corruption: 15 (Corporate Stooge, State Department Pawn)

Character's Portfolio: - Foreign Investor. William McMiles, an American businessman, is either the luckiest sonofabitch in the whole Traverse Hotel Line, or he has the worst oversight in the business. After serving in the United States War Department organizing barracks and billeting for the mass mobilization effort, William found peacetime work in the hotel industry, developing resorts for tourists hungry to enjoy the fruits of peace in more stable climes. While all of his contemporaries are looking to Cuba to create their playgrounds, Willy has set his sights on the newly-independent nation of Balruba.

William landed at the Balruba international airport three days before hostilities were formally ended, but by that point the war was done. Armed with a corporate bank account and a friendly "driver" with ties to the American Intelligence Community, William is looking at land across the island to develop a new hotel for American tourism. The fact that the hotel may be turned into a hotbed for anti-communist operations is just a small little detail in the big picture. Balruba's beaches can stand to make a lot of money if they're able to come to some sort of arrangement with Willy's corporate backers...


Accepted. Will start with $3,500,000 in Liquid Capital and 0 Assets.
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Character Name: Trevar Rothington
Character Age: 36
Character's BranchBalruban Army
Brief History: Trevar early life is very unnoticeable he did nothing exciting nor noticeable that would draw attention to himself or political enemies. Trevar went to school studying political science hoping he could garner a career in politics however when he saw the military and just how organized and disciplined they were he decided that would be his career. After graduating and being given a commission of Lieutenant he joined the military. He slowly made his way up the ranks, eventually when world war 2 started he assisted in the defenses of Balruban. However he never offically saw combat he was able to make it to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel by the wars end.

Eventually after world war two Trevar became a leading figure in the movement against the british. This would be his first chance to get combat awareness and he found he was quiet good at it. Never losing a battle with his men he was nicknamed The Raptor, for his use of small unit tactics and quick movement.


Accepted. You will begin the game as General of the Balruban Army.
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Character Name: Arthur Adkins
Character Age: 36 (11 Experience)
Brief History: Born in 1911 in the hospital Saint John on Balruba to a middle-class family. His father had always been a known member of the left-leaning group of Balruban Popular Alliance, and since he was very young he accompanied his father to party meetings and started to get acquainted with the future leaders of the party. At the age of 14, he was already considered to have great skill on oratory when he made a speech in the honor of the patriarch of the organization Gregg Remington, the founder and considered an intellectual by many in Balruba. He was educated in Balruba but later travelled to the United Kingdom to get a degree on history.

When he returned to Balruba and saw the effects of the Great Depression, it helped cement the idea that capitalism was an economic system that would sooner or later be phased out by communism. At the age of 28, he was sent to the United Kingdom as part of the conscription system put in place by colonial authorities. His fight would lead him to the beaches of Dunkirk, where he suffered heavy injuries during a Luftwaffe bombing run. He would then be considered unfit for service due to a bad leg that didn't allow him to perform well. He returned in 1941 to Balruba and proceed to continue his political career in the small island under the BPA (Balruban Popular Alliance). He quickly joined the ranks in the small island who wished for an independent Balruba and when the war began in earnest, he made job by working as a secretary renowned for his capacity of organization, although, his oratory was just as well regarded in the national assembly. Now that the war is over, he hopes to propel his left-leaning ideas into reality.
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Thanks Theo! I am very excited to start!
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Character Name: Arthur Adkins
Character Age: 36 (11 Experience)
Brief History: Born in 1911 in the hospital Saint John on Balruba to a middle-class family. His father had always been a known member of the left-leaning group of Balruban Popular Alliance, and since he was very young he accompanied his father to party meetings and started to get acquainted with the future leaders of the party. At the age of 14, he was already considered to have great skill on oratory when he made a speech in the honor of the patriarch of the organization Gregg Remington, the founder and considered an intellectual by many in Balruba. He was educated in Balruba but later travelled to the United Kingdom to get a degree on history.

When he returned to Balruba and saw the effects of the Great Depression, it helped cement the idea that capitalism was an economic system that would sooner or later be phased out by communism. At the age of 28, he was sent to the United Kingdom as part of the conscription system put in place by colonial authorities. His fight would lead him to the beaches of Dunkirk, where he suffered heavy injuries during a Luftwaffe bombing run. He would then be considered unfit for service due to a bad leg that didn't allow him to perform well. He returned in 1941 to Balruba and proceed to continue his political career in the small island under the BPA (Balruban Popular Alliance). He quickly joined the ranks in the small island who wished for an independent Balruba and when the war began in earnest, he made job by working as a secretary renowned for his capacity of organization, although, his oratory was just as well regarded in the national assembly. Now that the war is over, he hopes to propel his left-leaning ideas into reality.


Accepted. Choose two of the following, cannot be two that override:
  • Social
    - Liberty: this means that people have the freedom to do what they want to do.
    - Equality: equality means that everyone is treated fairly and has an equal chance.
  • Incentive
    - Competition: means people are encouraged to compete to succeed.
    - Cooperation: means that people are encouraged to work together to get things done.
  • Finances
    - Cost-Saving: means the government is not meant to spend much money.
    - Generosity: means the government desires to provide large benefits or services to it's citizens.


Example:
- Cooperation: means that people are encouraged to work together to get things done.
- Liberty: this means that people have the freedom to do what they want to do.
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Accepted. Choose two of the following, cannot be two that override:
  • Social
    - Liberty: this means that people have the freedom to do what they want to do.
    - Equality: equality means that everyone is treated fairly and has an equal chance.
  • Incentive
    - Competition: means people are encouraged to compete to succeed.
    - Cooperation: means that people are encouraged to work together to get things done.
  • Finances
    - Cost-Saving: means the government is not meant to spend much money.
    - Generosity: means the government desires to provide large benefits or services to it's citizens.


Example:
- Cooperation: means that people are encouraged to work together to get things done.
- Liberty: this means that people have the freedom to do what they want to do.


- Generosity
- Equality
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I'll leave this up for another 24 hours then we'll get the game started.
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Could I sneak an application in now?

EDIT: I got a application ready for perusal ^^

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Character Name: James Zemurray
Character Age: 33
Character's Portfolio: (May choose one of the below)
- Foreign Investor: Starts with $10,000,000. $5,000,000 (at 5% Interest) and 0% Corruption*.

History:

James is the 3rd son of a major shareholder of the United Fruit Company who has been very active in the recently independent island to establish business relations as his first major assignment. Now that the island is sovereign, James' work has paid off as he had been given the green light by the government to bring in foreign investment into the country. With the backing of his father and the corporate sponsorship of the United Fruit Company, James now seeks to expand the fruit industry and infrastructure within the nation of Balruba and bring the island into the international market with a major export.
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Could I sneak an application in now?

EDIT: I got a application ready for perusal ^^



Accepted. Choose two of the following, cannot be two that override:
  • Social
    - Liberty: this means that people have the freedom to do what they want to do.
    - Equality: equality means that everyone is treated fairly and has an equal chance.
  • Incentive
    - Competition: means people are encouraged to compete to succeed.
    - Cooperation: means that people are encouraged to work together to get things done.
  • Finances
    - Cost-Saving: means the government is not meant to spend much money.
    - Generosity: means the government desires to provide large benefits or services to it's citizens.


Example:
- Cooperation: means that people are encouraged to work together to get things done.
- Liberty: this means that people have the freedom to do what they want to do.
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Character Name: James Zemurray
Character Age: 33
Character's Portfolio: (May choose one of the below)
- Foreign Investor: Starts with $10,000,000. $5,000,000 (at 5% Interest) and 0% Corruption*.

History:

James is the 3rd son of a major shareholder of the United Fruit Company who has been very active in the recently independent island to establish business relations as his first major assignment. Now that the island is sovereign, James' work has paid off as he had been given the green light by the government to bring in foreign investment into the country. With the backing of his father and the corporate sponsorship of the United Fruit Company, James now seeks to expand the fruit industry and infrastructure within the nation of Balruba and bring the island into the international market with a major export.


Accepted.
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Competition and liberty please!
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Competition and liberty please!


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We have enough to start. Day 1 of the Constitutional Conference is up. Send me your PM's and post IC.
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Alrighty, I’ll get a post up tonight!
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