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Our Story starts in 2006, when Thaksin Shinawatra was overthrown by the military and exiled from the country. In 2007, a new Democratic election was held. In 2008, the next prime minister was ousted. His successor lasted for a few months before his entire party was dissolved by the courts. After years of violent protests, Yingluck Shinawatra took over office in July 2011. You may recognize her last name. Indeed she is the younger sister of the man with whom we began our story.
Controversy has never really ended in this politically unstable kingdom. When Yingluck passed legislature to allow her brother to return back to Thailand, a zany wave of protests began. As I write this, Bangkok is under a state of emergency. There are new elections scheduled for February 2, 2013. We are unsure if they will even happen on schedule, as some are suggesting they be delayed.
There are 53 Parties contesting 125 seats! There are protestors lobbing grenades at police, a strong military and judicial system, weak government and a king. We are going to capture this swirling mess in one game.
As there are only 4 Parties with a candidate in all 125 ridings, they will be 4-player games. To fully experience the rush, the settings are set to fray your nerves.
NO SIGN-UPS REQUIRED - Everyone is eligible!
All you need to do is play in at least one game started between February 1 and February 28 with the following settings:
Players per game: 4
Game Type: Standard
Initial Troops: Automatic OR Manual
Play Order: Freestyle
Spoils: Escalating, Nuclear or Zombie
Reinforcements: Parachute or Unlimited
Special Gameplay: MUST HAVE FOG; Trench is optional
Round Length: Casual or speed
You need at least 12 points.
Points are scored according to the following criteria:
Joining a game, 1 point
Winning a game, 3 additional points
The settings that must be present are Thailand, 4 Players Standard, Fog, Freestyle
Please double check and make sure you have all these settings set.
Settings not allowed are No Spoils, Flat Rate, Chained, Adjacent, No Reinforcements
The other settings are open. Round Limits are not mandatory, but are recommended to make sure all games finish on time.
Games can finish up to one week after the end of the month.
- Games must start between CC Time: 2014-02-01 00:00:00 and CC Time: 2014-03-01 00:00:00 to be considered for the Challenge.
- Any issues will be solved by me, DoomYoshi and my word is final.
I (DoomYoshi) would like to note that I am not attempting to trivialize the very real problems Thailand is facing today. In the United States and Canada we are blessed to have a stable government. Even Mexico is doing better now with their new handsome president. I am hoping that by featuring this issue, it will help to bring awareness but in a fun way. It bothers me that even today there are countries that can't do an election correctly. Madagascar, China, Turkey... the problem is global.