Did not the farmers work under the nobility and land owning classes for centuries, the proletarians have only suffered for a few centuries at most.
The greedy farmer is a myth, how is it that they continue to be poorer and less literate, could it be that we are oppressing them in the name of the "proletariat"? It is time that the remaining citizens of our glorious republic are recognized for what they truly are, good proletarians all.
I call for the peaceful collectivization of farming to make them proletarian so they can vote.
The Clerk and Soldier do sell there Labor, most Clerks and Soldiers are payed per hour or monthly. They sell there labor time for a wage.
Issues: Planned Economy/Full Citizenship
Current Work: Student / Disabled
Cash Reserves: Moderate
Revolt Risk: OVER 9000!!!
A couple of things.
First, most peasant holdings have been collectivised - so they are no longer owned by individual greedy farmers. However the farms never had the same level of state or Union control as industry. So now collective farms still operate quite seperately from the state and often drive the state a hard bagain on food prices (which the state is trying to keep artificially low but have been creeping up for some time). So some of your ideas of the farmers are right and some wrong.
Second I'll just say the age of Gigantomania is well and truly dead. During Lenin's first term wer reached the height of the state's wealth, at this stage I had a massive treasury and had not once experienced debt. High Marxist taxes, healthy spending in all areas and no tariffs - I was swimming in cash so reflected this in the AAR. The Anarchist-Independent government, at all times unlucky, picked the worst time possible to come to power and bring in tax cuts as the industrial subsidies which had been slowly rising for decades started to build momentum in their gain. By the time Kropotkin was kicked out we had started to build up some serious debt. I'll give you a little spoiler and say that even after Lenin returns and raises taxes again our financial difficulties don't end. Spiralling industrial subsdies and conflict (you already knew about this) couple to send our debt on an unmitigated increase. In order combat the debt I eventually had to start raising tariffs - something I had largely avoided up to this stage. Debt peaked at around 1/4 of a million pounds before I started to tackle it properly. So as you can see, Gigantomania might have made sense when the goods times were here - now we need to have some fiscal austerity (but I promise no student fees! ).
Finally - expect and update tommorrow. I hope to get in an election before the Xmas break but that all depends on whether the Lenin term can be fit into 2 updates or if I need a 3rd.
ps Raph - I am litterally blown away by that fact your name isn't Ralph. I've seen your username so many times and not once have I thought it was anything but Ralph. I guess when you've seen the word Ralph before but never Raph you just glance at the word and assume it is the familiar one. Wierd.
A rebel without a cause.
Ah I see, I knew we had financial difficulties but I didn't really comprehend it to be that bad. I'm not an economic master but it sounds like Lenin is taking the right approach, austerity it is. *Shelves the idea for another time.*
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"No matter how alone you feel, Dyranum is always there to point out how utterly terrible you are at spelling." —Shynka
Lanterfanter den Tweede Slak (primary), and Juriste Aléatoire (secondary) in Edge of Europe. Formerly Suive Opiniâtrement les Régles (retired), Officer Gun Gun (deceased), Deputy Lambin l'Escargot (deceased), Méfiezvous du Calembour (deceased), and Deputy Houdt van Kaas Hakkihäälinen (retired).
Creator and GM of: Dark Horizons, Dark Horizons 2.0, Pure Madness, The Countries of an Alternate World, Twenty Thousand Leagues Over the Sea, Pure Madness 2: We couldn't decide on a subtitle
Co-Creator and GM of: Kingdoms and Khanates
Nations played in Nation Games: Guatemala/FNCA (WiR1861), Serbia (WiR1900), France (WiR1900), Terran Ascendancy(DH2), Commune of France(Kaiserreich), Basileia Rhomaion (KaK), DPRK (WiR2020), RSFSR and associates (BoP1920:TTY), Harad (LotR), Armenia (DDD), DPRK (PM2), Romania/Rhomânia! (WiR1901), DPRK (WiR2020 Mk.II)
Nationality: 75% Spanish, 25% Colombian
Current Work: None
Issues: Full Citizenship/Good Healthcare
Awarded Fan of the Week: 7. October 2011
I support the completion of the cathedral, and I share this graph from Indexed to buttress my argument:
"I told the doctor I broke my leg in two places. He told me to quit going to those places." - Henny Youngman
EU3 In Nomine: Provence (complete) | Castille (Andalucia CoT, complete) ● | Prussia (10-May-1688 start, abandoned)
EU3 Heir to the Throne: Prussia (10-May-1688 start, corrupted savegame) | Bar (complete) | Hansa ● | EU3 HTTT Combat Tutorial
Victoria 2: Sick Man of Europe - an Ottoman AAR (will try to get back to this...) | A History of the People of Canada - a POPulist AAR (on hiatus)
Weekly Awards: Fan: 13-Mar-2010 | WritAAR: 11-Apr-2010 | Fan: 02-Nov-2010 | Character Writer: 28-Nov-2010
Crusader Kings: Parmesan Cheese - The Rise (or fall) of the di Parma dynasty, The Rise of Heresy and the end of the Catholic Church
Since the Cathedral idea seems quite popular how about I make it the new meeting place of the Constituent Assembly? It seems a better idea that the office block or museum proposed by others.
ps I'm in a pretty socialisty mood right now after completing my history dissertation on Trotsky and Stalin