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Re: Yanks...

From: "<Mark Andrew Siefert>" <cthulhu@c...>
Date: Fri, 8 Nov 1996 12:23:43 -0500
Subject: Re: Yanks...

On Fri, 8 Nov 1996, Niall Gilsenan wrote:

> BTW why doesn't somone just run a future  American civil war in space
>  campaign using FT?  At least it would be on topic and get rid of all
> frustration out there...

	I was thinking of doing something like that a while back.  I was

thinking of splitting America four ways (Radical, liberal, 
Conservative, Reactionary) with a lot of little "kook" groups thrown 
in (Liberatrians, Radical Environmentalists, the Conspiracy-nuts, 
etc.).	Basically the whole thing would be a free for all, every power 
hates the other powers and accuses them of collaberating together.  The 
Radicals and Reactionaries would be totalitarian societies (repectively 
controling the West Coast and the South) while the libs 
and cons would still be democratic but each hating the others from of 
democracy. I was going to come up with cool politcal names for ship 
classes (e.g. the Radicals would have the "Angela Davis" class heavy
while the Conservatives would have the "Reagan" Class Superdreadaught.	
	The idea is still floating about in my head but it has since
mutated in 
another from.  Now, I am thinking along the lines of a free 
market/democratic allience (Made up from Russia and the Western half of 
the "former United States.") against the socialist/statist United
(Made up from everyone else.) for control of the inner solar system. 
Alliance wants to leave earth to create a "free society" on a 
terra-formmed Mars while the UN pushes it's claim that outer space is
communal property of mankind."	(BTW, an excellent book with a similar 
theme is "Pallas" by L. Neil Smith.)

Mark A. Siefert

	"Aye, fight and you may die. Run, and you'll least
And dying in your beds, many years from now, would you be willing to
all the days from this day to that for one chance--just one chance--to
back here and tell our enemies that they may take our lives but they'll
take our FREEDOM!"
					--Mel Gibson (as Sir William
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