1972 - Peace With Honor

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1972 - Peace With Honor
Creators CTAccount (Main writer and Coder)

Obummer (Coder)

RouteVenus (Coder)

rekkotekko (Coder)

Ettingermentum (Writer)

QuoProQuid (Writer)

Genre Historical
Candidates
  • Richard Nixon (R-CA)
  • The Enemy (aka various Democrats)
  • Nuts and Kooks (aka other third parties)
  • Flower Children (aka various leftists)
Canon result
  • 520 R
  • 17 D

1972 - Peace with Honor is a historical presidential simulator created by CTAccount, with coding help from Obummer, RouteVenus, Tex, and others. The mod takes place during Richard Nixon's first term in office from 1969 to the election of 1972, where the decisions the player makes impact the eventual Democratic nominee as well as the outcome of the war in Vietnam.

Gameplay[edit]

Endings[edit]

Peace With Honor feautures more than 43 endings. [1]

Deadlock[edit]

No candidate gets 270 EVs. It narrates a game between the Whitter Cardinals vs the Harvard-Westlake Wolverines from 1930 where a last-minute play is blocked by another player, resulting in a tie.

The Photograph is in my Hand[edit]

Win all 538 EVs (only possible using bigshot.) Referencing a famous Watchmen scene, Nixon wins all elections between 1968 and 1984, being reelected every single time. [2]

McGovern's Eulogy[edit]

Lose to McGovern and confess to Watergate. McGovern serves two terms, being suceeded by Bob Dole and Mario Cuomo. Nixon dies in 1993, with McGovern giving an eulogy and praising his courage and honesty. In addition, Georgios Papadópoulos, Augusto Pinochet, Ferdinand Marcos, and Ian Smith remain in power as far as the early 90s.

November[edit]

Lose to McGovern without confessing to Watergate. Hunter S. Thompson writes an editorial about his celebration during Election Night, describing McGovern's victory as a victory of good over evil.

President Fonda's Remark to Reporters[edit]

Lose to McGovern with less than 100 EVs without confessing to Watergate. Jane Fonda is elected President in 1981, with Nixon dying the same year. Fonda delivers an uninterested remark about his death to the press, referencing Trump's remark about Ruth Bader Guinsburg's death.

Freedom in the World[edit]

Lose to Wallace without confessing to Watergate. The USA devolves into a dictatorship under President George Wallace, with the Republican Party banned and local oppositionist movements under fire by recent legistlation. Former President Nixon lost all of his titles and was executed, and with the 22nd ammendment out of the way, George Wallace remains as the head of state for as far as 1988. The country is described as "as free as Singapore, more free than Nicaragua and less free than Mexico."[3]

Nixon's Conversation with Helms[edit]

Win to McGovern with less than 350 EVs, without confessing to Watergate. Emboldened by a better Democratic performance, McGovern and J. William Fulbright denounce Nixon's attempts to coup Allende's government in Chile, with Nixon, Kissinger, and CIA Director, Richard Helms, discussing ways to neutralize them. It results in Helms being condemned to 25-years in prison in 1977 for a plan to drug McGovern with LSD.

Passing of an American Monster[edit]

Win against McGovern with a number between 350 and 535 EVs without confessing to Watergate. Hunter S. Thompson makes his OTL editorial about Nixon's death, criticizing Nixon's legacy.

And here at NBC Election Night Headquarters...[edit]

Win against McGovern by winning all 50 states without confessing to Watergate. As the NBC announces his landslide over McGovern, Nixon goes euphoric and breaks his bathroom's mirror, cutting his hand. With this victory, he plans to eliminate the remaining Watergate whistleblowers and create a sucession chain with Conally, Reagan, Bush, and Dole, controling the Republican Party bureaucracy from the shadows.

CBS News, November 8, 1972[edit]

Win against McGovern with less than 350 EVs and confess to Watergate. Unlike our timeline, Senator Wayne Morse wins reelection for his Senate seat, with Senate crippling Nixon's second term and stopping his reckless measures on arrival.

President's Speech in Miami[edit]

Win against McGovern with a number between 350 and 535 EVs and confess to Watergate. Nixon is suceeded by Donald Rumsfeld, Jerry Brown, and George H.W Bush. Bush invades Cuba in 1994 to oust the Castro regime after years of growing tensions, resulting on a long quagmire with American troops still fighting in Camaguey one year later. He is eventually informed of Nixon's death on a speech in Miami in 1995, praising his efforts to "liberate" Cuba.

Danbury Correctional Institute[edit]

Win against McGovern by winning all 50 states and confess to Watergate. Nixon shift blame for Watergate to the White House Plumbers. From jail, Gordon Liddy watches Nixon's second inauguration, laughing with anger thinking that Nixon became a Liberal.

Converstation with Lyn Nofzinger and Lee Alwater[edit]

Lose to Muskie and confess to Watergate. Due to the public backslash for the fall of South Vietnam, Democrats get wiped out on the 1974 Midterms, with John Culver, Thomas Eagleton, Frank Church, George McGovern, and Birch Bayh losing their seats. Southern Democrats like J. William Fulbright and Herman Talmadge underperform, barely managing to win. Alwater sees this as a sign of a Republic resurgence in the South, but Nofzinger remains skeptical.

Converstation between Andrei Gromyko and Eduard Shevardnadze[edit]

Lose to Muskie without confessing to Watergate. Muskie serves two terms and is suceeded by Republican Phil Crane, who escalates the Cold War and starts a military operation in Rhodesia. Andrei Gromyko and Eduard Shevardnadze discuss how the Americans will respond to their moves.

Jack Lemnon's Oscars Monologue[edit]

Win against Muskie and confess to Watergate. Robert Redford is elected President in 1980, winning reelection and negotiating with Congress to achieve national health insurance. He delivers a message via telecast on the 57th Academy Awards with host Jack Lemmon.

Oval Office Meeting, June 19th, 1973[edit]

Win against Muskie without confessing to Watergate. Chief of Staff, H. R. Haldeman, cancels the OTL plan of using the forged "Canuck Letter" to difame Edmund Muskie and destroy his chances at getting the nomination. However, details of the plan leak to the press through Charles Colson, with Nixon and Haldemann having to deal with the afternath.

Introduction Alternate Nixons[edit]

Lose against Chisholm without confessing to Watergate. After winning the election, Chisholm tries to have Nixon respond for his crimes, but he gets assasinated standing trial. A book is published detailing several what-ifs stories involving Nixon.

Review: Dick and Shirley[edit]

Lose against Chisholm and confess to Watergate. During Chisholm's tumultous presidency, she becomes a target of several racist parodies on SNL, there are several Republican attempts to impeach her, John Tower interrupts one of her State of the Union adresses. a LGBT rally in front of the White House happens, and drug offenders are pardoned in mass. Nixon has a political comeback and is elected Governor of California in 1982, dealing with riots in San Francisco. Chisholm is suceeded by Ronald Reagan, Scoop Jackson (who starts a war with Iran), and Jerry Brown. Nixon's secretary, L. R Hagen, becomes a famous novelist.

50 Years Later[edit]

Win against Chisholm without confessing to Watergate. Despite his victory, Nixon faced a catastrophic second term dealing with the Watergate investigations, the collapse with the Paris Peace Accords, and Israel using nuclear weapons in the Second Arab-Israeli War. As a result, he falls into depression and alcoholism, incapable of dealing with these crisis, eventually comitting suicide in November of 1973. Nixon's suicide spreads awareness about the state of mental health in the United States, with President Ted Kennedy creating a national mental support plan. Kennedy is suceeded by Bob Dole, and his wife, Elizabeth Dole. Nixon's daughter delivers a tearful adress of his father's passing fifty years after his death.

The Bicentennial Bloodshed[edit]

Win against Chisholm and confess to Watergate. An urban guerilla formed by college students delusioned by mainstream politics and inspired by South American Leftist guerrillas, the Underground Liberation Movement, attempt to kindap Nixon in 1976 during an interview. As a result, they are massacred by SWAT members on live television. However, the incident makes TV hijackings and terrorist attacks more common,