The American Freedom Alliance (AFA) has retained its plurality in Congress (about 33%) and continues to be the dominant party in eAmerican politics. However, this margin hasn't improved much over the past couple of months. They may have run out of political steam...or it could be the calm before the storm. Nevertheless, if AFA dreams of having a member elected to the presidency, they'll need to aquire at least a 35% plurality in Congress to serve there for the whole term. I would imagine that AFA's opposition would impeach such a president at the earliest opportunity and at least 35% percent is needed to avoid such a fate.
AFA has been within reach of this 35% threshold for months and hasn't yet achieved it.
THE SECOND FRONT
Historically speaking, if you're a country in mainland Europe, then a two front war is bad for you. If you're the United States, then you can actually win such a war for the simple reason that the United States has more people to fight. For those who don't get the analogy AFA has the advantage of being the most populated party in the eUS. They are so populated that they have attempted to create or gain control of another political party and move them into the top five and knock another Unity party out of the political process. On the eve of the Congressional elections, AFA was within approximately 80 members from doing so. Their membership has grown by almost that much in a month! They don't quite have the numbers to pull this off, but soon they will. How does Unity feel about being in such a vice?
I don't know since I haven't asked, but maybe they'll comment.
UNITY REINVENTS THE WHEEL
Unity has revived themselves recently and seems to have concluded that the key to retaining an edge politically isn't in the metagame... It's the media module. It seems that in the past month or so, they have met AFA in this critical arena and have actually done well. And the media has been much more active. It wasn't that long ago that an article needed only a hundred votes or so to be in the top five daily articles. Now, you need several times that many votes (you can vote for this one too!) to even place. Party recruitment efforts have also been at an all time high!
But who is SPQR? I know a lot has been written about them in recent weeks, but what is their purpose exactly? Are they meant to replace Unity? What plans do they have for the future of the eUS? Is this an attempt to combat AFA's efforts? Or are they just reinventing the wheel?
I don't know for sure, but SPQR seems to be composed of the "Old Guard" of eAmericans. Maybe they want to be relevant again and are modeling themselves after the Romans. You all know what happened to them eventually, don't you? Many people seem to miss the historical ironies of what they try to implement in this game so I thought that question deserves to be asked.
But regardless, the SPQR hasn't been too active lately. You need a formidable military unit in this game and a political party, and SPQR has neither yet. Maybe in time it will change, but you need more than a new avatar design and chanting a slogan that few people understand.
That's free advice!
ANNA SEMENOVICH WANTS YOUR VOTES AND SUBS. DON'T DISAPPOINT HER!!
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