The realm rejoices as Paradox Interactive announces the launch of Crusader Kings III, the latest entry in the publisher’s grand strategy role-playing game franchise. Advisors may now jockey for positions of influence and adversaries should save their schemes for another day, because on this day Crusader Kings III can be purchased on Steam, the Paradox Store, and other major online retailers.
Election Mechanics:The legislature is the elected body of Japan. The legislature is where most of the characters created will serve. The Japanese legislature is elected every four years. The way the legislature is chosen is based upon voting power and the actions of their party.
In First Past The Post, parties operate on a regional basis in this game. Parties can either choose to start nationally, or they can start off in one of the regions of Japan. This is heavily influenced by the regionalism employed in Power to the People. Parties that start nationally will have to divvy up their votes evenly among each region however. Since Japan starts off with 7 regions, a national party with 14 voting power will have to divide by 7, meaning that the party will have 2 voting power per region. Smaller parties though can start off in one region and expand to others. A party that has 14 voting power but is only in 2 regions means they get 7 voting power per region, and beat out the national party in the two regions. I will always round down in the event of a decimal voting power per region.
Jefferson method works via this formula; Votes for Party = Voting Power/Total votes. Votes for Party/Total Votes Cast*Number of Seats in Legislature = Number of seats obtained. I know, pretty complex stuff. I will divide the voting power of PCs by the voting population to determine the people who voted for them, meaning who is voting in terms of franchisement becomes important. So if Party A had 100,000 votes out of 230,000 votes over 8 seats, the number you get would be 3.48, rounding down to 3 seats. Parties with more votes are generally favored in this form of election, since the next largest PP party would have to get votes out of the remaining 130,000 and divide that by 230,000. I highly suggest not using this for my sake please..
The Proportional Method works via this formula; Party Votes/Total Votes. So if there are 10 seats, with Party A having 6 votes in the region, and with a total of 12 votes among three parties, Party A will have 50%, while the other 50% will be divvied up among the other two parties. If Party B had 5 votes, that party would get about 42% of the seats, with Party C getting about 8% of the seats. Then we would apply that to the number of seats, and determine the results (Math is fun everyone!).
Independents can also be a thing if the form of election is First Past the Post. Independents automatically get one seat and take that one seat from the party with the most seats at the end of the election. Independents do not work in the other forms of election. Reforms also play into favor in these election systems.
Head of State elections will be expanded upon by PC decisions in regards to how the government should be run. In the event the Head of State becomes an elected position, then the election shall basically (regardless of voting system) be determined by who has the most voting power.
Aristocracy and the Privy Council
The Privy Council will act as a body used to advise the Emperor on important matters should the country become an imperial monarchy. Whoever sits on the Privy Council shall have the power to “advise” the emperor on certain ideals, most importantly whether or not to veto or pass legislation, deal with war declarations, and to appoint members to the Upper House (if applicable). How does one get on the PC? Well they have to be given a rank of nobility. This can be done by either the Emperor himself or on recommendation by the PC. The rank of nobility depends on your voting power in the PC. Here is a guide to the ranks of nobility:
Prince: 5 PC voting power
Marquis: 4 PC voting power
Count: 3 PC voting power
Viscount: 2 PC voting power
Baron: 1 PC voting power
The PC may only suggest two men per electoral cycle to be recommended for a title of nobility or for a noble to have an increase in his title. However, economists can buy a rank of nobility with the cash they have. Here is how much each title costs:
Prince: Only By Imperial Appointment
Marquis: 150,000 cash
Count: 100,000 cash
Viscount: 75,000 cash
Baron: 50,000 cash
There is no set limit now, but I personally discourage everyone getting appointed as a Prince right away, and will be the ultimate arbitrator in if that person deserves a title of nobility and if so, how high.
Akio-san,I would like to apply for a grant from the most prestigious bank of Japan, to build an amunition factory in Kyushu, I may be untested but I believe that this project would benefit not just the state but the people as well.
Our country is rapidly growing and because of this our industry needs to grow to, it would provide jobs to the masses in Kyushu, as well as helping to further modernise the Japanese army without having to be exploited by the westerners and providing a level of quality that is essential on the battlefield giving us an edge over our fellow Asian neighbours.