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3 days /phase
Unrated - Autumn, 1876, Finished
American Conflict, Anon, Unranked, EoG: 56 SCs
1 excused NMR / no regaining / extend the first 2 turn(s)
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28 Sep 18 UTC Autumn, 1862: GameMaster: NMR from United States. Send the country in CD.
28 Sep 18 UTC Autumn, 1862: GameMaster: NMR from England. Send the country in CD.
28 Sep 18 UTC Autumn, 1862: GameMaster: Missing orders for Autumn, 1862 (Diplomacy) from a country with 2 or more SCs. Extending phase.The game will continue after this phase even if you do not find a replacement.
01 Oct 18 UTC Autumn, 1862: GameMaster: Someone has taken over United States replacing "temetnosce116". Reconsider your alliances.
04 Oct 18 UTC Autumn, 1862: GameMaster: NMR from England. Send the country in CD.
04 Oct 18 UTC Autumn, 1862: GameMaster: Missing orders for Autumn, 1862 (Builds) from a country with 2 or more SCs. Extending phase.The game will continue after this phase even if you do not find a replacement.
22 Oct 18 UTC Spring, 1864: GameMaster: Confederate States voted for a Pause. If everyone votes Pause the game stop and wait till everybody votes Unpause. Please consider backing this.
27 Oct 18 UTC Autumn, 1864: GameMaster: Spain voted for a Extend. If 2/3 of the active players vote Extend the the current phase will be extend by 4 days. Please consider backing this. If the majority is not reached by "Autumn, 1865" the votes will be cleared.
05 Nov 18 UTC Spring, 1865: GameMaster: Spain voted for a Draw. If everyone votes Draw the game will end and the points are split equally among all the surviving players, regardless of how many supply centers each player has.
06 Nov 18 UTC Autumn, 1865: GameMaster: Extend-request didn't reach 2/3 majority. All extend-votes cleared.
23 Dec 18 UTC Autumn, 1869: Mighty Adversities,

With England and France both having deserted this game, leaving there only four of us, my fate was firmly sealed when the two of you agreed to a two-way draw. The statistics for this variant suggest that the combined performance of the United States plus the Confederate States is 7.28, while that of Russia plus Spain is but 3.96. The two statistically stronger powers agreed not to seek the most noble victory - a solo - and instead to draw and pursue the easy course of eliminating the two statistically weaker powers. Then, we have watched as the extremely predictable (dare I say, inevitable) outcome unfolds.

An easy victory is a boring one, for it brings neither glory, nor in this unranked game, point-based reward. If you will not be able to celebrate your skillful defeat of a well-matched opponent, nor to enjoy the bounties of a victor's prize, then for what purpose are we playing this game?

I offered my assistance in bringing the U.S. to a solo victory - for even that defeat for Spain would be more interesting than the present game - and I also offered to assist the Confederacy in turning on the U.S. with the help of both Spain and Russia. The U.S. rejected my offer, and the Confederacy did not even reply.

Victory without challenge is meaningless, and a two-way draw among four is half the map, and the innately stronger half at that. I urge the U.S. to bring some excitement into this stagnant and purposeless exercise by putting its 26 units to better use - the defeat of its only possible competitor, the Confederacy. I urge the Confederacy to consider joining me in a fight against the U.S., for while we might not win, a difficult shot at victory as the underdog is more fun than both a predictable victory and a predictable defeat.

If neither of you are interested in pushing this game onto a new, more game-like course, then I urge you to end it at once by voting draw immediately.

Thank you, and may you have merry Christmases wherever you may be.

Sincerely,

Spain
23 Dec 18 UTC Autumn, 1869: GameMaster: Spain voted for a Cancel. If everyone votes Cancel all points will be refunded and the game will be deleted from the database.
23 Dec 18 UTC Autumn, 1869: GameMaster: Spain voted for a Concede. If everyone (but one) votes Concede the game will end and the player _not_ voting Conceede will get all the points. Everybody else will get a defeat.
25 Jan 19 UTC Spring, 1872: Now that Russia is eliminated, I once again respectfully repeat my lengthy appeal above from the 23rd of December. In short: please consider drawing, or else making this American conflict more lively. This game has now been "played" for four months -- let us make it a real game, or end it.
03 Feb 19 UTC Autumn, 1872: I actually dreamt a couple nights ago in real life that the draw vote passed. I was touched, but in the dream the way draw votes worked was by majority vote, so actually only one of you two had voted draw, and the other person in your alliance was highly upset.
28 Feb 19 UTC Autumn, 1874: It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly . . .
28 Feb 19 UTC Autumn, 1874: ... so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat. Sir.
28 Feb 19 UTC Autumn, 1874: *know neither
28 Feb 19 UTC Autumn, 1874: Shame on the man of cultivated taste who permits refinement to develop into fastidiousness that unfits him for doing the rough work of a workaday world. Among the free peoples who govern themselves there is but a small field of usefulness open for the men of cloistered life who shrink from contact with their fellows. Still less room is there for those who deride of slight what is done by those who actually bear the brunt of the day . . .
03 Mar 19 UTC Spring, 1875: I mean I guess Teddy liked navy stuff and beating up Spaniards but I think that's about where our similarities end. I'm ok with that.

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