United Independents Party
The United Independents Party (abbreviated as "UIP") was a political party in the United States of America. It was previously known as the United Constitutionalists Party (UCP), and before that as the GameFAQ's Party (GFAQ). It was unique in the United States for having no unifying political ideology, with members from across the political spectrum. Instead, the party claims to be united around a primary concern for the well-being of the country and the camaraderie of the membership.
The party has been defunct since November 2012.
The GameFAQ's Party
The United Independents Party was started in late 2007 as the GameFAQ's Party, formed by members of the GameFAQ's forums.
The United Constitutionalists Party
After the election of Justinious McWalburgson III to party president, the party changed its name to the United Constitutionalists Party to become more welcoming to all members of eRepublik.
As the face of the game changed after the release of V1, more new players joined other parties and there was less participation from old members of the GameFAQs Party. Because of this, the new UCP's power in US politics fell slightly in the wake of new political powerhouses, the Libertarian Party and the United States Workers Party. The UCP was generally regarded as about the third or fourth most powerful party in the United States.
Time: June 2008-January 2009
The United Independents Party
From UCP To UIP
After Justinious McWalburgson III's six month reign was over, Angrr ran for Party President and succeeded. As Party President, he proposed the UCP (United Constitutionalists Party) change their name to the UIP (United Independents Party). The name change was debated for some time, and upon its adoption received some ridicule from outsiders for being an apparent oxymoron. It was universally agreed upon within the party, however, that the new name more accurately represented the ideology of the party. While Angrr experienced some difficulties in mobilizing the members of the party, his term is looked upon as a success, especially because of the name change that had been implemented. After his term was up in January, Angrr moved to eJapan.
Party President(s) during this period: Angrr
Time: January 16, 2009 - February 15, 2009
The Young UIP Struggles
With a new party name, the UIP was technically young on the eUS political landscape. After Angrr, NoneSuch took control of the party. The party was losing members, and most of all, activity. The party was now the fifth largest in the US, and was losing ground quickly. NoneSuch re-instituted the party cabinet, but was only able to fill a couple positions. NoneSuch found some success in creating several new party programs, including his own "Rent-to-Own" housing program.
Party President(s) during this period: NoneSuch
Time: February 16, 2009 - March 15, 2009
Pi Paves A New Road
In March of 2009, a young lady by the name of PrincessMedyPi won the PP elections. She, by far, was the most popular, and influential leaders the party had seen in a while. At the same time, she was Scrabman's Vice President during his partial term after Uncle Sam's impeachment. She brought a fun, welcoming atmosphere to the party and numbers were showing that it was working. Activity began to increase, and the UIP even experienced a good Congressional cycle, getting multiple members into Congress. She clearly set a precedent as a fun, productive leader.
Party President(s) during this period: PrincessMedyPi
Time: March 16, 2009 - April 15, 2009
In April of 09', one of the UIP's most storied leaders came into power, Ansen. Elected by a wide margin, Ansen immediately called for a UIP of "quality over quantity." He instituted a more wide-ranging Cabinet to gain more participation in the leadership by the members of the party. The party experienced the best congressional election in party history, taking 11 seats - the second most of any party in the US. Ansen won his bids for re-election in May and June handily, serving three terms in total, and the party continued to grow under his leadership.
Party President(s) during this period: Ansen
Time: April 16, 2009 - July 15, 2009
The World War 3 Decline
While the UIP was at it's peak, they had become the 4th largest party in the eUS. Then in late July during Joshua Hoss' term, World War 3 came about. The party's focus went to saving the nation as a whole rather than getting members into Congress, just as every party's did. In a matter of a month or two, the eUS was obliterated by PEACE GC and taken down to only one region, Florida. Party numbers took a hit, largely. The UIP went from about 550 members to 250. The eUS and the rest of the parties would recover, but not the UIP. Once the eUS was whole again, the UIP lost all of it's wasteland state members. From July all the way through January, the UIP as a party was practically dead with a few active core members. The party had fallen out of the top 5 largest parties, for the Federalist Party had passed them at #5.
Time: July 16, 2009 - January 15, 2010
Exodus To Israel, Minor Activity Increases
With the nation reunited, but against partisanship, the eUS became a bit stagnant in the early months of 2010. A fair amount of UIP members left on a venture to Israel in search of something new and interesting. This got rid of the few active core members. January of 2010 in the UIP was led by Tepwnzor. He had a challenge ahead of him. He needed to get new faces in the UIP, for most of the old ones had left. Using a new recruiting tool created by previous PP AndraX2000, Tepwnzor successfully organized a young cabinet, increasing retention a bit. However, the UIP had fallen to it's lowest yet, the #7 spot. To those who were around him, Tepwnzor was seen as an open minded, laid back, understanding leader.
Party President(s) during this period: Tepwnzor
Time: January 16, 2010 - April 15, 2010
Party President Hacked, ATO Influx
Long time party member Kazeal took the reigns in April of 2010. His term, however, would be cut short. Through a series of hackings, Kazeal would have to give up his in game title of PP to long time member and former eUSA President, Jewitt. He would, however, carry out the duties of PP throughout the forums. Earlier that month, the UIP had a HUGE boost in members. This was due to a national cooperation between parties to keep PTOers off of the presidential candidates list. The UIP was boosted up to #5, and had over 600 members. Only time would tell if the UIP could maintain this many members.
Party President(s) during this period: Kazeal
Time: April 16, 2010 - May 15, 2010
UIP Grows, Finally Recovers
After Kazeal's term, Secretary of Elections and long time Congress member Illithian won the Party Presidency. Early on, however, he showed signs of inactivity. He was asked to step down, which he gratefully did. His VPP, Chris Shnitzel traded places with him. Chris maintained the number of party members from the month of April and the UIP for a small amount of time was the #3 party, trading places with SEES and TAMA. Herr Nicholas took over after Shnitzel and was PP in the month of June '10. The UIP rose in numbers and activity levels, even placing 10 members in Congress in May of 2010, the most in almost a year. It is fair to say that the UIP had climbed out of the cellar that World War 3 locked them in. In early July the UIP created the IIS, to combat PTOs and Multis.
Party President(s) during this period:, Chris Shnitzel,
Time: May 16, 2010 - July 15, 2010
A New Era begins, a constitution is drafted, and Israeli and Belgian UIP's are formed
During the beginning of J03 Freyer's term, the UIP drafted and passed a new UIP Constitution, which will be implemented during Justin and Pheno's term. The most notable feature of this new constitution is the establishment an internal legislature, executive cabinet, and supreme court, all of which have separate powers that serve as checks and balances on each other.
Also during the beginning of J03 Freyer's term, a foreign branch of the United Independents Community was created in eIsrael; dubbing themselves the United Israeli Independents party, they got off to a running start, quickly setting up their offices on the United Independents forum and taking a very large number of seats in the eIsraeli Knesset. The UIIP is led by CRoy, and continues to be a great success in eIsraeli politics. It is rumored that the leaders of the two branches are recently talking about establishing a third branch.
During the August UIP PP elections the Party President Primary was very tight. Justin McCravok and Pheno Sony were neck-and-neck throughout the entirety of the race; after the primary went into overtime, and still remained a tie, the two candidates agreed to be Co-PPs, with the winner of a Rock-Paper-Scissors match taking the in-game title. The R-P-S match was originally set to be 6 out of 10, but it ended in a tie; the two candidates also tied the next three rounds of sudden death until, finally, Justin McCravok scored a point and was declared the winner. This is the first time in UIP history that the UIP has set up a system of CO-PPs.
Then in September the United Independents Party opened its second foreign branch. This one brings the UIP branch count up to 3 worldwide. The 3 branch is a Belgium party. The party is known as the United Belgian Independents Party. The UBIP President is .
Time: July 16, 2010- October 15th, 2010
Top 5 cooperation and a New Constitution
During the October congressional election, the top 5 noticed a lot of congressional PTO's lately. So they all worked together to prevent any PTO's getting into congress. The UIP congressmen won each of their states with little to no competition, and was a PTO free month of congress.
Pheno Sony saw that the constitution was binding, and difficult to maneuver around as PP. He, and a few other UIP members, redrafted the constitution, excluding the legislation and the judicial branches of the UIP.
Time: Late 2010
The UIP Rises Again
In August 2012, CrayolaButthole came to Thedillpickl with a proposal. That they bring back the UIP. In September 2012 the UIP was revamped. Brought back with all the same beliefs as before.
Time: August 2012 - End
The attitude of the UIP was summed up by former Party President Angrr, "The UIP is so full of win, we take it personally when the nation fails."
Party Mission Statement
UNITED - It is through unity that we find strength as a party. We are united in a desire to put the good of the country before the good of our party. We are also united in our belief in the importance of equal opportunity and free speech. We believe that debate and an open competition of ideas is critical in helping to determine the direction of both our party and country. We uphold the importance of friendliness, helpfulness, and charity, believing that people are more important than politicking. Our goal is to move the nation forward together in the best possible way, and to define that way through intelligent debate.
INDEPENDENTS - Our party recognizes the foundational importance of individualism and free thought. Our party makes no member requirements based on political ideologies. We reject the notion of a "hive mentality" and stand as a party for those who don't wish to be part of a mindless conglomerate. We recognize the value of every party member, and are committed to supporting candidates and leadership solely on the basis of individual merit.
PARTY - We are committed to having a good time! We strive to create a positive atmosphere where all people, both members and non-members alike, feel valued and welcomed. Our goal is to not simply be a party, but a community that will help keep everyone motivated and entertained. We pledge to work hard to in trying to be genuinely helpful to our party members, our fellow citizens, our nation, and our world.
United Independents Party Constitution
Is a party constitution drafted by Kazeal and other party members. It was then passed unanimously. The constitution was passed and enacted July 29th, 2010. It was redrafted by Pheno Sony November 4th, 2010 and can be seen here
Right around June the UIP had dreams of expanding worldwide. Well those dreams would become actuality. In July CRoy an Israeli had just created his own party. Then named The Israeli Democratic Party. He agreed he would rename the party the United Israeli Independents party.
2 months later the UIP would add yet another foreign party. When UIP/UIIP passed a vote to open another foreign branch.agreed to rename his party to the United Belgian Independents Party.
Israel- United Israeli Independents Party
Belgium- United Belgian Independents Party
This is a list of the many party programs the UIP was offering:
- UIP Book Club/ Sub Club - Have a new article? Need some votes or more subscribers? Advertise your paper in the UIP Book Club and watch your paper grow!
- UIP Militia - The newly formed UIP Militia is here to help new players on there way to learning how to fight most effectively in eRepublik and learn the mechanics behind the War Module. If you are a new player in between 0 and 5 strength, the UIP Militia Wants You!
- The Official UIP Make a Friend Thread - Don't have time to friend all of the UIP? Why not friend those who are most active? Friendship with the best and brightest in the UIP is just a few clicks away on the UIP Make a Friend Thread!
- Independence Investigative Service - The FBI of the UIP. We screen candidates an keep a lookout for PTOers. Someone seem suspicious, we'll check them out.
- UIP Moving Assistance Program (MAP) - If you need a Moving Ticket and you can't pay for it, the MAP is the perfect way to get one for free!
- Wellness Assistance Program (WAP) - If you need some more wellness but you can not afford it, the UIP is here to help! Just fill out the WAP Form and expect some gifts within the next 24 hours!
Last known Party organization
Party President: Pheno Sony
Vice Party President: Melissa Rose
Chief of Staff:
-Deputy Chief of Staff: GenMcBeckerson
Department of the Independence Investigation Service
-Chief of the IIS: Caden Wayne
Secretary of Elections: Melissa Rose
- Chief of Elections:
Department of Members
Secretary of Members: -
-Chief of Members: -
Department of Recruitment
Secretary of Recruitment: Elari Reili
-Chief of Recruitment:
Secretary of Publications: Jason Stiltner
-Chief of Publications: GenMcBeckerson
-Writers Guild Head:
Department of Communications
Secretary of Communications: Kazeal
-Chief of Communications: Csabo07
-Chief of IPA: Pheno Sony
Secretary of Education:
Department of Technology
Secretary of Technology:
Chief of Technology:
Secretary of Fun: GenMcBeckerson
Chief of Fun: Thedillpickl&
Last known UIP Congressional Representatives
In October 2010, the top 5 parties worked together in an amazing way, almost all of them getting in legit candidates and with very little PTO threat.
|Justin McCravok||New York|
The UIP Legislative
When the constitution was created, the constitutions stated that a Legislative Branch would be Formed. Composed of 7 members the branch is responsible for voting on party funds, activities, and a budget. As of November, 2010 Pheno Sony redrafted the UIP's constitution to exclude the UIP's legislation completely and all powers were tranfered over to the cabinet. This was the last Legislative team in the UIP
|Speaker of Legis|
History of Party Presidents of the UIP
Past Party Presidents
|Party President||Tenure||Party Name|
|August '12 - September '12||United Independents Party|
|GLaDOS||July '12 - August '12||United Independents Party|
|Emerick||March '12 - July '12||United Independents Party|
|January '12 - March '12||United Independents Party|
|December '11 - January '12||United Independents Party|
|November '11 - December '11||United Independents Party|
|Thedillpickl||October '11 - November '11||United Independents Party|
|September '11 - October '11||United Independents Party|
|Thedillpickl||August '11 - September '11||United Independents Party|
|July '11 - August '11||United Independents Party|
|June '11 - July '11||United Independents Party|
|May '11 - June '11||United Independents Party|
|Kazeal||April '11 - May '11||United Independents Party|
|March '11 - April '11||United Independents Party|
|Ssomo||February '11 - March '11||United Independents Party|
|Pheno Sony||January '11 - February '11||United Independents Party|
|November '10 - January '11||United Independents Party|
|Pheno Sony||October '10 - November '10||United Independents Party|
|Justin McCravok||September '10 - October '10||United Independents Party|
|Justin McCravok & Pheno Sony||August '10 - September '10||United Independents Party|
|J03 Freyer||July '10 - August '10||United Independents Party|
|June '10 - July '10||United Independents Party|
|Chris Shnitzel/||May '10 - June '10||United Independents Party|
|Kazeal||April '10 - May '10||United Independents Party|
|Tepwnzor||January '10 - April '10||United Independents Party|
|November '09 - January '10||United Independents Party|
|Blake Chrysostom||October '09 - November '09||United Independents Party|
|StygianSteel||August '09 - October '09||United Independents Party|
|Joshua Hoss||July '09 - August '09||United Independents Party|
|Ansen||April '09 - July '09||United Independents Party|
|PrincessMedyPi||March '09 - April '09||United Independents Party|
|NoneSuch||February '09 - March '09||United Independents Party|
|Angrr||January '09 - February '09||United Independents Party|
|Justinious McWalburgson III||June '08 - December '08||UCP|
|ExoM7||May '08 - June '08||GameFAQs|
|InfernoSD||February '08 - May '08||GameFAQs|
|Joseph Salute||December '07 - February '08||GameFAQs|
UIP Country President's
|Justinious McWalburgson III||January 6, 2009 - February 5, 2009|
|Jewitt||December 6, 2009 - February 5, 2010|