Note: This 1912 scenario is based on the Beta 1912 election that is part of the current game. This scenario is an improvement on the Beta.
*This scenario was greatly updated by the Historical Scenario Commission on August 29, 2017. It can be downloaded here: United States – 1912 (VCCzar Version) v.2.0
This unusual election is composed of three major parties and one stronger minor party, all of which are Progressive on some level. The 1912 election has often been called the High Tide of the Progressive Age. William Howard Taft, the Republican incumbent, an odd mix of conservative and progressive, is seen to be less active than the people want. His disappointed mentor, former president Theodore Roosevelt, has opted to compete against his less-Progressive protege. The Democrats see an opening with the Republicans split, and see victory as nearly assured, so long as the Republicans are split. The Socialist Party sees it’s greatest support in its history.
This scenario includes What-if candidates, including former nominee William Jennings Bryan for the Democrats.
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