Counterculture World and Larp
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Formation of the Lone Star Republic (LSR)
* Many are unhappy with CSA brutality & abuses after the Confederate Revelution. * Sam Houston makes a deal with USA president George McClellan. o LSR withdraws from CSA. o LSR gives up slavery. o USA keeps pressure on CSA northern border in case there is conflict. * Sam Houston forms a treaty with many of the Indian nations. o Near sovereignty for the Lone Star Indian Territories (LSIT.) + Council of Chiefs (CoC) holds veto power over laws within LSIT. + CoC can pass legislature within LSIT. + CoC can submit legislature withing LSR. o Indians will help defend LSIT and LSR. * Sam Houston organizes enough political support to break Texas away from the CSA. o In February 1866, Sam Houston becomes first president of LSR. o Military actions by the Northwest Confederacy (NWC) are rebuffed by Indians. + Their defense of the LSR gains them respect by many. o Despite some friction, no major action by CSA. + Partially becuase of thinking that Texas had the right to secede. + Partially because of USA pressure on northern border.
Presidency of the LSR
* The president serves a 5-year term. * A president can not succeed himself.
Politics in the LSR
* 2 major political parties: o Free Soil Party: socially moderate-permissive, fiscally permissive. o Labor Party: socially moderate, fiscally restrictive