Canadian Progressive Front

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The Canadian Progressive Front

Canadian Imperialism.jpg
General Information
Country Flag-Canada.jpg Canada
Abbreviation CPF
Forum [1]
Colors Blue, white, red
Founded September 2009
Political
President klop123
Vice President TheSmoke
Members 122
Congress Occupancy 15/40 seats, 38%
Succeeds Canadian Empire Party
Orientation Far-Right
Ideology Libertarian

The Canadian Progressive Front is a right-wing political party in Canada. It is noted for being the first right wing party formed after the liberation of Canada from PEACE. The CPF also has a related military unit, The Praetors, which is loosely associated with them.

History

Formation

The Canadian Progressive Front's roots can be traced back to mid 2008 during a period known as the 'NorseFire Revolution', after the USA-Canada war decimated a large portion of Canada's economy. The President and his cabinet had until then only been focused on military and foreign affairs matters, offering few social services or economic plans. The result was increased demand for government involvement in different aspects of Canadian society, a move spearheaded by the Norsefire Party, created by former president Adam Sutler. The party dominated Canadian politics in mid 2008, attracting members that would eventually have a hand in creating the modern Canadian Progressive Front, including Banach, Gofarman, Bruck, Tantis and others.

The party was re-branded the Canadian Progressive Front (an earlier use of the name) by Banach on October 8th, before the faltering party was entrusted to Augustus Baldwin in January 2009, who renamed it the Canadian Empire Party and made it a state first, military oriented party. Unfortunately, CEP along with all of Canada's other parties were lost when Canada was conquered by France in World War III.

The modern Canadian Progressive Front was founded by Banach after the liberation of Canada. Banach had been leading a resistance movement known as the CRM (Canadian Resistance Movement) based in Spain when he decided to move back to Canada and create the party, long after the reformation of the other parties. The party attracted old faces from all of CPF's older forms, though eventually they would leave the game or switch parties, leaving control and leadership to players who hadn't been actively involved in the parties older reincarnations. This gives the CPF the interesting dynamic of having a rich history while also under the leadership of new faces with new ideas. Though Banach founded the party, the first party president was Tyler F Durden, who lead the CPF from August 2009 to February 2010, when he did not choose to run again. Tyler continued to be the party's icon until he passed away in May of 2010.

The CPF regularly dominated congressional elections throughout Tyler's reign as Party President, gaining the most seats in congress every month while he was Party President. This is largely credited to the parties active strategic voting network, which allowed it to easily top other party's efforts, especially the much larger Democratic Action League, who's extensive membership was unable to be utilized in an effective manner to combat the CPF. The party received criticisms from rivals who accused it of subverting Canada's democracy. However, strategic voting is now an accepted part of Canadian politics, practiced among all parties. The CPF's dominance of congress continued under Addy Lawrence. The CPF's paramilitary force, the Praetors were also created in 2010 as a means to provide activity for the CPF's members while assisting the party and Canada at the same time.

Decline

The abrupt end of jbdivinus tenure as party president on July 1 brought with it a chaotic era for the CPF. Pimpdollaz was selected by the game as Party President and proceeded to purposely destroy the CPF's image and leave it virtually leaderless. This would repeat itself for a third time (pimpdollaz also took control after Acacia Mason quit PP in February 2010) when Crazymofo13 quit after a dismal congressional performance. Between July 1st and August 16th when Addy Lawrence resumed control, the CPF's performance in congress became very weak, the official website was wiped clean and the leaderless party switched to a new one. The party's IRC channel was compromised, the Praetors were left abandoned and the party's general population declined as members left because of the changes to erepublik during V2 and because of a rampant leader in pimpdollaz.

Under Addy Lawrence the party's basic functions began to resume as normal, however some problems from the party's inactivity and a competitive political field remained a problem for the re-emerging party. Addy would be succeeded by eCanada media star, James McNamara who was known for his comics. Under McNamara the CPF's Praetor wing was reactivated under the command of Lise Stubbings and Canada elected CPF Country Presidential candidate Alias Vision on October 5th. With the CPF under control, Funky Hum24n was then elected party president and maintained a stable tenure. He was succeeded by Green Hawk who led the party to a revival in membership and activity on the forum at the beginning of his leadership. Green Hawk was on track to a complete and stable tenure (apart from losing members gained to a French invasion) as PP before being banned by the eRepublik administrators on the 9th of December. Former Canadian President Alias Vision took over. Long time party member Wilhelm was then elected for two consecutive terms. The CPF continued to lose members to new parties and quickly dropped out of the Top 5. It was decided before Wilhelm's end that Party Founder Banach would become Party President and change the Canadian Progressive Front into a new party. The CPF was changed into the Teneo Fidelis Dignitas party by Banach on February 16th.

Revival

Shortly after the formation of Teneo Fidelis Dignitas, Banach went inactive and the TFD forum was lost. Aeriala was elected Party President soon after and changed the party back to a 'New' Canadian Progressive Front. The logo was subsequently changed and Aeriala launched a successful CP run in May after only a couple of months of being Party President, which involved taking over the Military Dictatorship Party. After this, the nCPF became dormant over the summer, despite a small number of articles, with the membership dropping to under 10. Between Funky Hum24n's Party Presidency from October to January, the nCPF finally started to recover from its year long slumber, picking up new members and veterans like SaraDroz and Wilhelm Gunter as well as others dissatisfied with the poor political variety. Congressmembers were once again fielded and the party was updated under Funky Hum24n through a series of articles, culminating in a merger with the Lemon Party that solidified its growth and a return to the original visual themes. The party regained its Top Five status in May and steadily gained traction over the following months. In August 2012, Funky Hum24n declined to run for another term as party president after almost a year of tenure. Auk Rest took over and lead the CPF for three months, having it become the #1 party in all of Canada, and electing a CPF CP for two terms. Randall Flagg 1999 became PP after Auk stepped down. Funky finally became PP again in February following another term by Auk. Dozzer_x became Party President next for two terms.

Spanish Occupation

Canada was occupied by Spain beginning in January of 2013, and the effects slowly wore on the eCanadian populace, much of the citizens either left the game, left the country, or grew inactive. This was a hard time for the CPF as well as all eCanada. In May and June the CPF fielded Dozzer_x as a CP candidate, but both times he lost, controversially in June when midway through election day he attempted to throw his support to Military Dictatorship Party candidate Shoi12 to try and prevent Clan Wolf's candidate Oinyo from winning. It did not work and Party President Auk Rest publicly scolded CPF behavior in the election. In June there was a vibrant CPF PP race between klop123, TheSmoke, and Churchill93, which klop won. In July, due to a mishap the CP candidacy of klop123 was not put on the ballot.

Renewed Success

In July, TheSmoke began his long term as Party President that would lead until December. During TheSmoke's terms the CPF would continue to expand and grow. Soon the CPF corrected the mistake of the previous month and in August klop was elected president and signed a Non Aggression Pact(NAP) with Spain authorizing the return of all eCanadian regions except for the eastern seaboard. The first Congress elections since March were held and the CPF won a plurality with 40% of the new Congress. The CPF sponsored another candidate for the September elections and in a close and controversial election, Lelouch Vl Britannia placed third after endorsing DMV3 for CP during the election day. The CPF Congress was instrumental in getting Canada to join the Circle of Trust alliance despite heavy resistance from Clan Wolf and the MDP. The CPF continued its success by again receiving pluralities in Congress for September, October, and November while also elected two of their own as CP. Addy Lawrence won the October elections and Exalted Druid won the December elections. In addition, the Clan Wolf candidate Oinyo was elected in November with CPF support.

Party Presidents

    #                           Name                                     Took office                                 Left office                
Old Canadian Progressive Front (October 2008 – January 2009)
1 Banach October 1, 2008 October 15, 2008
2 Althalus October 16, 2008 October 16, 2008
3 Banach October 16, 2008 October 31, 2008
4 Tantis November 1, 2008 January, 2009
5 Augustus Baldwin January, 2009 ???
Party abolished (January 2009 – September 2009)
Canadian Progressive Front (September 2009 – February 2011)
1 (6) Banach September 9, 2009 September 15, 2009
2 (7) Tyler F Durden September 16, 2009 February 15, 2010
3 (8) Acacia Mason February 16, 2009 February 19, 2010
4 (9) Pimpdollaz February 19, 2010 March 15, 2009
5 (10) Addy Lawrence March 16, 2010 June 15, 2010
6 (11) jbdivinus June 16, 2010 July 1, 2010
7 (12) Pimpdollaz July 1, 2010 July 15, 2010
8 (13) CrazyMofo13 July 16, 2010 July 27, 2010
9 (14) Pimpdollaz July 27, 2010 August 15, 2010
10 (15) Addy Lawrence August 16, 2010 September 15, 2010
11 (16) James McNamara September 16, 2010 October 15, 2010
12 (17) Funky Hum24n October 16, 2010 November 15, 2010
13 (18) Green Hawk November 16, 2010 December 9, 2010
14 (19) Alias Vision December 9, 2010 December 15, 2010
15 (20) Wilhelm Gunter December 16, 2010 February 15, 2011
16 (21) Banach February 16, 2011 ??
new Canadian Progressive Front (April 2011 – present)
1 (22) Aeriala April 16, 2011 June 25, 2011
JoeyJoJo Shabbadoo June 25, 2011 June 25, 2011
2 (23) Funky Hum24n June 25, 2011 August 19, 2011
3 (24) Pants Magee August 19, 2011 September 16, 2011
4 (25) klop123 September 16, 2011 October 16, 2011
5 (26) Funky Hum24n October 16, 2011 January 14, 2012
Gherk January 14, 2012 January 16, 2012
6 (27) Funky Hum24n January 16, 2012 August 16, 2012
7 (28) Auk Rest August 16, 2012 November 16, 2012
8 (29) Randall Flagg 1999 November 16, 2012 January 16, 2013
9 (30) Auk Rest January 16, 2013 February 16, 2013
10 (31) Funky Hum24n February 16, 2013 March 15, 2013
11 (32) Dozzer_x March 16, 2013 May 15, 2013
12 (33) Auk Rest May 16, 2013 June 15, 2013
13 (34) klop123 June 16, 2013 July 15, 2013
14 (35) TheSmoke July 16, 2013 December 15, 2013
15 (36) Lelouch Vl Britannia December 16, 2013 January 15, 2014
16 (37) JonathonEdwards January 16, 2014 February 15, 2014
17 (38) TheSmoke February 16, 2014 March 15, 2014
18 (39) klop123 March 16, 2014 April 15, 2014
19 (40) klop123 and TheSmoke[1] April 16, 2014 July 15, 2014
20 (41) Dozzer_x July 16, 2014 Present
  1. Co-Party Presidents

See also