Military Dictatorship Party
Founded in December, 2010, the Military Dictatorship Party use to always be the reactionary side of Canadian politics.
The MDP was founded as a result of protest to the DAL's elitism and the complete inefficiency of Canadian Parliament. Their initial goal was to continue to place more military-minded citizens in congress and insure progress is made on Canadian military policy. Since it re-emerged in November 2011 a more refined manifesto to polices have become what the MDP goes by, mainly sticking by the purpose to an efficient parliament.
The MDP was the brainchild of Rylde and Powerown64 both outspoken critics of Canadian policy of the time and fairly established players in Canadian society. They came to the decision to found the party after they both realized the corruption and monopoly of DAL politics in Canadian society and quickly began gathering supporters and planning the foundation of the new party together. In December of 2010 they took the first steps by taking over the Progressive Conservative party in that months election and renaming it the Military Dictatorship Party. Upon the changeovers completion a recruitment drive was organized by Rylde, Josh Carter, and Kilgore Trout 89 to boost its membership considerably. Under their guidance the MDP was able to achieve Top 5 status in less than 1 month bumping the prominent Canadian Paradox Party from the ranks of the Top 5.
After several successful months in Congress the MDP fail out of the Top 5 and began to decline, and became dormant for a period of time until just recently. On the one year anniversary of the MDP's creation (December 2011), the parties founder Rylde began working to reestablish the MDP as a force in Canadian politics as acting dictator of the party.
The MDP membership base has always consisted mainly of members from prominent Canadian military groups such as The Crimson Order, Canadian Armed Forces, etc. as well as people who who believe strongly in war being the dominant policy of the game and Canadian politics.
Each Party president shall have 3 or 5 advisers, these advisers shall be known as the Military Council to the membership, and on the forums. The Military Council advises the Dictator on party policy and directives, but ultimately the Dictator holds the decision making power. In the absence of the Dictator, it is custom that the last Dictator from the Military Council shall take control of the party until the Dictator is capable or replaced by the council.
The MDP operates very differently then the standard party in eRepublik, the biggest difference is the election process for the PP. The MDP operates as a dictatorship meaning the leader has total control over party policy including picking a successor to his role, it is tradition to pick this heir from the Military Council. The Military Council does exercise some power however, the group is able to hold vote of confidence in its Dictator which can end in removal from power.
When first established the MDP prided itself on these 3 objectives:
|1. Reject and Deny all MOO Proposals.|
|2. Be completely unfair to MOO in congress.|
|3. Push forward Militaristic agendas, as long as it does not cross with objective 1.|
Over time these simple objectives have morphed into what is now called the The Almighty Creed of the MDP listed below:
|1. What the Dictator says goes.|
|2. Voices are only meant to be heard when asked to speak or they know what there talking about.|
|3. Leadership is pre-ordained and not open to democratic vote.|
|4. Failure in leadership will lead to swift punishment from the military council.|
|5. Congressman will operate upon the direction of the Dictator when ordered.|
|6. Taxes will be based off of the current condition of the economy.|
|7. Quarter will be neither asked for nor given.|
|8. Financial security and protection of the nations funds is priority one in governance.|
|9. Actively pursue aggressive military campaigns when justified.|
In February it was announced by Sasha KammakitzJen that a full party manifesto was in progress. It was a month later that it was completed and released, entitled "What Has To Be Done". It divided policy into three main categories:
|1. Social Policy|
|2. Economic Policy|
|3. Military Policy|
MDP is currently the only present party with a manifesto and prides itself on encouraging partisanship.
The MDP strives to ensure that there is no status quo, considering the norm leads to people laying off the pressure for change. MDP members continues to press aggressively for change even when they are accepting of the status quo.