- Dec 19, 2003
Freedom Conquers All!!!
Note: This is just something to keep my busy when I'm tired of editting game files for my real AAR. I'll be playing it fast and loose, with no real narration. It's all about the game this time.
Version: DD1.02/HSR2.08/GIP/CCIP/DAIM (maybe)
Ideology: Market Liberal (Democratic, Open Society, Free Market)
Goal: Total liberation of the planet from all governments not totally espousing my ultra-democratic ideals, while doing everything I can to preserve democracy and freedom at home
Game Setup: I will be starting this from a few years in, as I only now thought of making an AAR about it. Yes, it's another sorta-WC Germany game, but this time, I'm not conquering the world - I'm freeing it. Freeing it from evil Fascist dictatorships, cruel Stalinist oppression and well-meaning but inefficient Social Democrats. p)
I cheated my way to a Social Conservative government at the start, but I've been playing totally straight since then. I worked my way to being fully Democratic before I started engaging in any wars, so I'm taking 10% dissent hits with every conflict I start. And in HSR, dissent counts double for combat maluses (1 dissent = -2% combat efficiency).
Voice: I am the soul of this world revolution, using Konrad Adenauer, a staunch German Catholic and democrat, as my vessel. Though me, he will attempt to spread peace, tolerance, and full liberty throughout the world, at the barrel of a gun if necessary.
My plan is to liberate all of Europe, the Soviet Union, and the Middle East, and as much of Africa and Asia as possible. North America is already as democratic and open with its society and market as you can get, so even if they stand in my way, I'll try my best not to destroy them. South America will be a real challenge; I don't know if I can get that far, let alone liberate it from its petty dictators and corrupt presidents, but I'll try.
The general theme of this game is to see if I can conquer most of the world as a fully-democratic government, and basically liberate as many nations as I can along the way. My primary targets will be dictatorships - the harsher, the better - but I'm not averse to going after social democracies or "fallen democracies" when I get the chance.
Either way, freedom is coming whether the world wants it or not.
First screenshots and a general recap of the game's first four years coming up in the next post, later tonight.