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    Quote Originally Posted by EU3NOOB View Post
    *That during the USCW the Confederates couldn't be bothered to defend Richmond... I mean it's only their capital...
    It's too close...in WW1 and 2, the Belgians were prepared to abandon their capital and fight on from the west of their country.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StLeibowitz View Post
    *It is completely possible for a lone man living in the desert to be 81% Bureaucrat, and fight his own crimes with less than 100% efficiency. Also he can somehow reproduce by budding, but no one else is close enough to confirm this theory with observation.
    This wins thread ROFLMAO

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beagá View Post
    This wins thread ROFLMAO

    As for germans moving to Mexico: "Mein Gott Hans, nachos with kraut are so wundebar! Let´s live there forever!"
    That's not all. I also have Irish nationals there, too!

    *I have learned that after the USCW the USA had a massive military build up! Seriously though, before the war I had 75 force limits, now I have 126 and climbing!
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    * That the ACW was utterly inevitable and there was zero attempts whatsoever by Presidents to stop it.

    * That no one leaves Russia Alive....Ever. Seriously.

    * That Austria was this massive Militarized state state that could go toe to toe with Russia and Get Status quos/White peace outs.....

    * That the USA Engineered WW1, WW2, and WW3 all to strip Spain and Austria of GP status.....

    * That Mexico Is less populated then the states of Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas......

    * That somehow One man who can fight his own damn crimes and build his own Railroads will once he becomes a capitalist will intact move to the poorest Civilized nation possible to seemingly blow all his money only to be back as the single Resident of the Provence he left from within a year.....

    * That Britain Somehow Couldn't beat China but Decided not peace out with China leaving The Provence of Oklahoma with a exact 54/22/11/11 make up Of British, Afro American, Romanian, And Yankee Residents.....

    * that somewhere in the world the Roman Republic still rules Europe with an Iron fist......

    * That the unfindable Roman Republic has a hodgepodge flag That looks like Mexico, The US, and Italy Spat random things on it......

    * That the world will grind to a crushing halt on January 1 1935 Thus making all Mayan Predictions about 2012 False.......

    * That Germany Not only never Formed but The peoples within it decided that the best place to live was in fact France......

    * That not even China can Beat Russia.........

    * That Spain was in fact one of the worlds 3 greatest Superpowers by 1900..... With France and Soviet Russia Leading the charge.......

    * That somewhere in Brazil there is a plant Named after Ivan the Terrible.......

    * that Africa was colonized by Austria Who again proved that no matter the game The hapsblolb will always rule......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryasyr View Post
    * That the ACW was utterly inevitable and there was zero attempts whatsoever by Presidents to stop it.
    By 1836 this is entirely true. You've been landed on a crash course for war.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stratagyfan101 View Post
    By 1836 this is entirely true. You've been landed on a crash course for war.
    -yes that was the joke-

    * That The Papacy found Uranus.....

    * That All Indian People are in fact a Myth......

    * That Japan once Westernized will lose 20% of its pops to the U.S. ........

    * That Austria only lost its GP status once it LOST Austria-Hungary......

    * That Byzantium exists in the Caribbean.....

    * That Persia and the rest of the middle east not having a valuable resource in oil to rely on slowly continued their plummet into the stone age.....

    * That Great Britain will never EVER let go of India......

    * That Mexico Lived happily right next to America until 1935 even though America had cores going all the way to Mexico city......

    * That Everyone Relevant forgot about Japan Once it became a GP and allowed it to slowly eat Britain , China and Australia.....

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    Haha indeed Us and Mexico are pretty much married nowadays.

    - On the other hand, UK really wants to gain back it´s XIV century possesions and will try to get Normandy at every opportunity.

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    -That the United States Federal Constitution has a long standing tradition of being fully ignored dating back to 1836 so that as long as a measure had enough support in the Senate it became law, regardless of what each individual state had to say about it.

    -That the Texan Revolution was actually a disasterous effort that was only saved because of direct United States intervention.

    -That Zachory Taylor did not incite a war with Mexico over the southern border of the great state of Texas.

    -That there was never any call for 54' 40" or fight in the United States regarding the Washington border.

    -That the Confederate States all immedatly seceded at the same time and the United States promptly declared war. Fort Sumter was never an issue.

    -That there was no chance for the border states to secede with the Confederacy despite their common economic situation.

    - That by 1875, Chile was considered a great power of the world and Germany, Italy had still not yet been united.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stratagyfan101 View Post
    -That the United States Federal Constitution has a long standing tradition of being fully ignored dating back to 1836 so that as long as a measure had enough support in the Senate it became law, regardless of what each individual state had to say about it.
    It is not automatically the case that the reforms violate the Constitution...

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    Quote Originally Posted by calvinhobbeslik View Post
    It is not automatically the case that the reforms violate the Constitution...
    Abolition of slavery was my main point, also the Upper House, the Voting method, the Press issues. (Also, imho, all of the social reforms as the Constitution was never designed for industrialization).

    -That despite popular belief, attempts to raise revenue in the United States do not originate in the House of Representatives. In fact they are an immediate action taken by the executive branch or some magic deity thingy, I'm still not sure.

    And to keep adding to this...

    -The House of Representatives in fact has no say on legislation in the U.S. The Senate gets to decide all the legislation and the President (or magic deity thingy) decides when to approve it. There is no overuling the veto.

    (I know this is not a U.S. politics simulator but considering the nature of this thread, I think most of this fits).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stratagyfan101 View Post
    Abolition of slavery was my main point, also the Upper House, the Voting method, the Press issues. (Also, imho, all of the social reforms as the Constitution was never designed for industrialization).
    Banning the slave trade was only disallowed until 1808...
    I'm not sure how press reforms(that make it freer) violates a document which calls for freedom of the press

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    Well, the method of election in the US can be changed from per state to population (which violates the constitution), political parties seem to be able to enact and repeal the 14th amendment (limited versus full citizenship) and you can levy an income tax (which wasn't constitutional until 1913).

    Also, the Southern Democrat party (reactionary) apparently wanted to establishment of a one party presidental dictatorship or the creation of an absolute monarchy.

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    That Afro-Brazilian slaves are highly educated while the Brazilian aristocrats are illiterate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SDSkinner View Post
    Well, the method of election in the US can be changed from per state to population (which violates the constitution), political parties seem to be able to enact and repeal the 14th amendment (limited versus full citizenship) and you can levy an income tax (which wasn't constitutional until 1913).

    Also, the Southern Democrat party (reactionary) apparently wanted to establishment of a one party presidental dictatorship or the creation of an absolute monarchy.
    We could change it to PR by an amendment...just like we changed how the Senate was elected with the 17th amendment(we moved from it being selected by the state legistatures to directly by the people"

    Yes, I think everyone agrees citizenship policy should be a reform

    As for income tax, you're right there; I think it's also violated by collecting tariffs on exports, which I think happens in the game(does it)?


    But the most amusing thing is when I had the US Senate led by the Socialist party.

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    Quote Originally Posted by calvinhobbeslik View Post
    We could change it to PR by an amendment...just like we changed how the Senate was elected with the 17th amendment(we moved from it being selected by the state legistatures to directly by the people"

    Yes, I think everyone agrees citizenship policy should be a reform

    As for income tax, you're right there; I think it's also violated by collecting tariffs on exports, which I think happens in the game(does it)?


    But the most amusing thing is when I had the US Senate led by the Socialist party.




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    Quote Originally Posted by calvinhobbeslik View Post
    But the most amusing thing is when I had the US Senate led by the Socialist party.
    Excellent! Reminds me of that time my Republic of Texas, of all places, elected the Communist Party four times in a row, after which I simply instated the Proletarian Dictatorship since it was clearly the will of the Texan people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by calvinhobbeslik View Post

    As for income tax, you're right there; I think it's also violated by collecting tariffs on exports, which I think happens in the game(does it)?
    The Federal Government can tax all imports and exports under the original document but it must be levied equally across all states (as in game). Though interstingly enough, the Confederate Consitution is written in such a way as to make NFing a certain industry illegal, in game terms. Probably because of what happened in the Union.

    - That there is no population requirement to become a state in the U.S., so long as the colony is well managed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stratagyfan101 View Post
    The Federal Government can tax all imports and exports under the original document but it must be levied equally across all states (as in game). Though interstingly enough, the Confederate Consitution is written in such a way as to make NFing a certain industry illegal, in game terms. Probably because of what happened in the Union.

    - That there is no population requirement to become a state in the U.S., so long as the colony is well managed.
    Wait, wasn't there a compromise preventing the taxing of exports, since Southern states didn't want the federal government to tax cotton exports?

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    Quote Originally Posted by calvinhobbeslik View Post
    Wait, wasn't there a compromise preventing the taxing of exports, since Southern states didn't want the federal government to tax cotton exports?
    Yes. Article I, Section 9.

    Quote Originally Posted by Wikipedia
    No Tax or Duty shall be laid on Articles exported from any State.
    I suppose this discussion is relevant because it did start with something from Vicky 2.

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    - That Austria is not the same thing as Austria-Hungary and both can coexist at the same time.

    - Switzerland isn't really neutral and often goes on crazy conquesting rampages of anyone who happens to collapse under rebels.

    - Italy really doesn't include the Papal States, and they are still independent to this day.

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