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The Misfits Of Pleasant Park Pt 1: We Three Misfits

Written by: Abbey LePoidevin

Simulated Country: Pleasant Park
School: Nelson High School
Instructor: Ms. Susan Dueckman
Location: Burlington, ON

Me, Emily and Felix sit in the hall with no hope of getting out. Accepting defeat. We’ve been in jail for 3 civic mirror years. All in jail for the wrong reasons. Emily, for a legal, peaceful protest, Felix, for literally what his hidden agenda is (cultural supremacy) and me for being sued and then thrown in jail for a crime that I proved my innocence in court and everybody knew it. We’ve all been denied our right of food, shelter, and owning hexes. Our country is run by a “king” (he’s a dictator).
He’s passed laws saying things like:

– The Prime Minister will become king of the country which will grant him/her complete control over the government decisions, laws, voting on laws and the taking of hexes and units from citizens
– The king and judge can send people to jail if they break the law and they can overrule the jury (when in jail you must sit outside the class with a chromebook for the whole period and are not allowed to have visitors or talk to anyone)

These clearly unfair rules and laws give our leader way waaaaaay too much power and control and could destroy our country at literally any moment he wanted to. This time in jail has really opened my eyes to what real people in the real world have to go through every day. Some people go to jail because they actually did something wrong. Some because the government doesn’t like them. Some because they’re doing the right thing. Take Nelson Mandela for example. All he did was fight for equal rights for white and black people alike and was thrown in jail for 25 years. He did nothing wrong. On the contrary he was doing everything that was right. I’m so privileged because I can just go to my next period and not be in jail or hated by the citizens of the country and go back to my Canadian lifestyle where I have rights and freedoms others in the real world don’t have that luxury. Innocent people have to live in jail 24 hours a day 7 days a week Even though I’m in jail I’ve still learned positively from the negativity.

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King Jobo, The Tyrant

Written by: Y-Felix

Simulated Country: Pleasant Park
School: Nelson High School
Instructor: Ms. Susan Dueckman
Location: Burlington, ON

Lately, Pleasant Park has been a mess, with mass starvation and no shelter for most of the ordinary citizens, while King Jobo and his friends live lavishly. In the year of 2001, the King tried to develop a wilderness hex into another Energy Industry hex, but instead, he wasted four E/I units, and left the country with no power, while the hex did not even develop. After this failure, instead of focusing on giving his citizens enough energy for shelter, he used his remaining energy on technology and education, so that he could spend it all on his remaining E/I hex. The result is fourteen deaths out of 140 people in total. In one year, the King killed off 10% of the population of his country, and surely many more from previous years and years to come. King Jobo was elected on promises of free food and shelter for everyone, but after eradicating democracy and giving himself sole power over the government, this does not seem likely to happen. Not to mention, how he imprisoned at least a third of his citizens, on accusations of conspiring to start a revolution, though there is no proof at all. He is a tyrant, who is unfit to run as the prime minister of a country, much less rule one as king. He has turned Pleasant Park into a nightmare, and the only way to stop him is if we throw him out of power forcefully. That is why we need to start a crisis vote, so that at least the citizens our own country are able to live, because under King Jobo’s rule, there are no human rights, and if we do nothing about this tyrant, the circumstances will only become worse.

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Government Looks For Help From Citizens To Make Laws

Written by: Nicole C

Simulated Country: Hole
School: Pleasant Valley High
Instructor: Mr. Mike Brooks
Location: Chico, CA

Seeking a better way to get the citizens of Hole involved in making laws, new government officials prompt the citizens of the country to write down laws they want to see changed or added to Hole’s Legislation. Will this improve the country for the people that want to see a change? Or will the Government push back and leave the suggested laws behind? If the government does push back will the people once again stand up and call for a vote of no confidence? We will see what happens in the upcoming winter event.

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Supreme Dictator Takes Over

Written by: Kiara Ellingwood

Simulated Country: Tropico 2018
School: St. Mary’s High School
Instructor: J Allan
Location: Owen Sound, ON

The country of Tropico was in chaos, people were worried for their safety and began to talk in small circles about what they could do to change this. They plotted to sign a petition that would allow them to proceed with a crisis vote to save their country. The Dictator was angry and seized the property of Kiara to put fear into the citizens involved.

The Dictator made a secret trade with the government where he took all of the governments money and hexes. Nick took this issue to court and sued the Dictator for return of the property taken. Unfortunately, the jury decided that Evan was innocent and only made him return $25,000 along with the power plant.

‘I am afraid that the healthcare, education, food, and security will not be properly distributed and I will lose my family,’ said Emily Clements, a worried citizen. Other citizens were worried and tried to talk to the newly elected Prime Minister, Ana.
Laws were made to help ensure that this issue would be resolved, but many citizens still reported issues with having trades rejected by Evan.
The hope is for our country to return to being successful, but is our country already too far gone?

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Saladland Suffers From Inactive Government – Citizens Angry

Written by: Alex W

Simulated Country: Saladland
School: College Place Middle School
Instructor: Ms. Lisa Shearer
Location: Lynnwood, WA

Saladland is suffering from an inactive and uncaring government! They are inactive on the website, and only last week passed a bill limiting the prices of units! The House and the Senate have been accepting and denying bills without much thought, and taking too long to make decisions about the future of our country! Last year there were many talks in the town hall about citizens disobeying laws and being dishonest with each other. However the government also caring of its people, giving discounts to the poor. However, owners of hexes sometimes aren’t agreeing with this. Citizens are beginning to become slightly angry– will this escalate into something more? We’ll just have to wait and find out.

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NCI: A Broken Country

Written by: Foosoo Vean

Simulated Country: NCI
School: Cameron Heights Collegiate Institute
Instructor: Ms. Liz Milijasevic
Location: Kitchener, ON

The country of NCI had just finished their first year, 2000. They have just started the year 2001 and already most of their civilians are broke. Most are suffering from this and cannot afford to buy units they need in order to live. A civilian by the name of, Fuesue Vang, is in need of health as his whole family happens to suffer from cancer. The start of the year has been a struggle for the people of NCI
and the governments welfare system seems to not be working.






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New Energy Ownership Bill Passed By Sesame Street Government

Written by: Corbin Baccetti

Simulated Country: Sesame Street
School: College Place Middle School
Instructor: Ms. Lisa Shearer
Location: Lynnwood, WA

President Lalia passed a new bill stating that all E/I hexes are owned by the government, all energy units have to be sold at the same price to everybody. Whether or not you agree with the bill itself, it’s a good thing that the country is making swift progress.











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Parlmarum PM is Overworked

Written by: Jawad D.

Simulated Country: Palmarum
School: Captain Nichola Goddard School
Instructor: Mr. Jamie Nybo
Location: Calgary, AB

The PM has been working very hard to maintain all the trade offers and provide resources to all the citizens of Palmarum, but although they are backed up they refuse to provide government access to other MP’s of their own purple party.

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Revolution Crippled!

Written by: Alexey Chipeev

Simulated Country: Republic of Clout
School: Captain Nichola Goddard School
Instructor: Mr. Jamie Nybo

After Lionel.H, Our Supreme Dictator, rightfully suppressed the foul minorities, they rebelled in a Communist Rebellion, lasting until Fall. A Official Opposition Minister Michelle.Y lead a crisis vote to overthrow the Majority Fascist Government and almost succeeded but to relief our Security Forces prevented their treason, but riots continue. This was prompted by the seizure of their property and most of their funds (Except $50 if you complied) not to mention when laws passes greatly impacted and successfully destroyed their livelihoods.

All Hail Lionel!

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Terrific Teamwork in Terabithia Falls

Written by: Alli McGee

Simulated Country: Terabithia Falls
School: Craig Kielburger Secondary
Instructor: Ms. Leesa Allison
Location: Milton, ON

In Terabithia Falls, the amazing minority government is working together to help their country thrive and survive. In the year 2001, there was no deaths, this just proves that they are doing everything in their power to help there citizens get everything they need. Now that it is 2002, the government is working hard to improve their overall country score and insure that every citizens survives and gets all of there needs without draining all their resources. Development will occur and new laws will be made, as a citizen of Terabithia Falls I’m excited to report all is well!

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