Logo of The Purple Guard
|Vice Chairman||Liam Tremmes|
|Preceded by||Luthori First|
|Student wing||Purple Guard Student Wing|
|Youth wing||The Youth Guard|
|Ideology||Ultranationalism, Authoritarianism, Conservatism, Socialism|
|Religion||Holy Luthori Church|
|Colors||Purple and Black|
|Seats in the Imperial Diet|
|Duchies diets seats|
The Purple Guard, formerly known as Luthori First is a Political party in Luthori, its current form was founded by Colonel Jack Pierson. Currently the party is a highly militaristic socialist conservative party, as opposed to the anti-communist fascist party it used to be.
- 1 History
- 1.1 Rise of LF (4560-4586)
- 1.2 The New Luthori First (4681-4691)
- 1.3 Second refoundation (4746)
- 1.4 In the opposition (4747-4756)
- 1.5 In Government (4757-4763)
- 1.6 In the opposition (4762-4768)
- 1.7 James I Cabinet (4768-4470)
- 1.8 Tremmes I Cabinet (4770-today)
- 2 Important figures
- 3 Former Leaders
- 4 Electoral results
History[edit | edit source]
After the party's founding it gained almost immediately a lot of votes. In the first even election LF participated in, they already got the vote of 4.5% of the people. Within 15 years they had already reached almost 15% of the vote.
Rise of LF (4560-4586) [edit | edit source]
4573 is the year people consider Luthori First starting to properly gain traction and power. It was the year, The Holy Luthorian Empire was turned from an monarchy to a presidential republic and Luthori First won the elections and Liam Reedes got the position of the president
4578 is when Luthori First first made it into government getting 40% of the vote, a whole 25% more than in the last elections. The government consisted of Luthori First and Patriots Party. They passed a lot of controversial bills with support from White Rose, most notoriously they were known to, ban refugees and missionaries from entering the country and making racial segregation legal and even forced on government buildings
In 4583 LF lost a lot of votes, dropping from 40% to just 20%. They had a hard time staying in government because of this and a cabinet didn't form until 4584. It Consisted of LF, PP, WR, NPL, NRIR, it was called The 5-Party Coalition. LF stayed in power with this cabinet until some internal issues came up and the party dissolved.
The New Luthori First (4681-4691) [edit | edit source]
Zack Pierson refounded the party LF in September 4681 under the name of The New Luthori First (TNLF). The goal was to resurrect the party, but with less radical views since LF was viewed as a fascist and a racist party along with other things. This didn't really work though as people remembered the LF in the 4500s when they hear the name "Luthori First".
The Luthorians have surely heard about the day when LF went to power and do not want to repeat this experience. Horrible party that won't reach 3 % of the votes!
-Philip Hopkins, CPL upon hearing about the announcement that Luthori First was resurrecting
4682 was the first election the party participated in since its dissolution. They gained 28% of the vote. Although it was the first party at the time and had the most votes, it did not get any support from other parties, because they feared what would happen if they allied with one of the most criticized parties in the history of Luthori, and what would TNLF want to achieve this time.
in 4687 TNLF made it briefly into government with WR and PR, forming the Newton Cabinet. This cabinet was later overthrown by the Maker II Cabinet.
in the 4691 election TNLF started losing voters and people thought they had lost grip since they are no longer respected by anyone in the diet and cannot form a government. They dissolved shortly after.
Second refoundation (4746) [edit | edit source]
The party is refounded by Daniel Pierson in 4746. The party participates in its first election in 4747. In the election, Luthori First becomes the fifth party with 12.93 % of the votes and 19 seats.
In the opposition (4747-4756) [edit | edit source]
A succession of elections with no stable government contributes to the rise of the party which gains votes at each election. In 4748, April 4749 and September 4749, the party results increase. In the 4750 regional elections, the first ones for the party, Luthori First wins one governor: Bill Villey in Middenriding. Also, the party wins 75 seats out of 500 overall. Despite those results, Luthori First is not part of any cabinet due to the refusal of the other parties to work with LF.
After the short-lived Dalton I Cabinet, another early election is held in 4751 after the dissolution of the far-right HLC.
4751 election [edit | edit source]
This election is a real victory for the party which gains 23.42 % of the votes and becomes the second party in the country. Despite this strong showing, this is still not enough to enter in a coalition. In this election, the LF leader Daniel Pierson is elected Imperator of the Holy Luthorian Empire. The Smith I Cabinet is sworn in with no government program.
In Government (4757-4763)[edit | edit source]
After the election of 4757 Luthori First formed the Simeon I Cabinet with WR and LCP. This cabinet lasted only for 6 months since LF was inherited by Jack Pierson, who believes in more social policies than the preceding leader Daniel Pierson and LF entered into a surprising cabinet with the CPL, the Dalton II Cabinet. The national-communist Revolution is proclaimed on 16 February 4758.
Renaming[edit | edit source]
Jack Pierson renamed the party to The Purple Guard because his ideology has drifted from the party's intentions so he decided to separate himself from Luthori First
National-communist Revolution[edit | edit source]
The government program includes nationalisations, economic regulations and authoritarianism. The doctrine of the new government is called "national-communism".
One month after the formation of the cabinet, a law legalising militias as a part of each political party is passed. This drew heavy criticism from human rights organisations.
Two other reforms are passed in April 4758. The first one ends the open border policy to replace it with a very restrictive control. Refugees won't receive any help from the state anymore. Hunting and fishing is also no more regulated. These reforms are not the ones of the government but partially of the opposition.
The government passes communist policies : all banks and the healthcare system are nationalised.
Authoritarian policies are also passed : police officers now carry military-grade weapons and can search a person's property without restrictions.
In the 4760 regional elections, the national-communists win a majority of seats.
In the 4762 parliamentary election, the Purple Guard gains 22.03 % of the votes and stays the first party. However, the CPL is completely defeated, making the continuation of the coalition impossible. Other far-right movement start to emerge.
In the opposition (4762-4768)[edit | edit source]
After the defeat of national-communism, the party is in the opposition for 6 years. Far-right authoritarian laws support by the party are passed during this time.
In the 4765 regional elections, the PG stays becomes the first political force at the local level. A position that is confirmed in the 4765 parliamentary election.
The defeat in the 4766 election[edit | edit source]
The Purple Guard loses half of its voters in the 4766 election due to the unexpectedly high result of the Traditional Religious Party and its entrance in the Imperial Diet with 22.25 % of the votes.
James I Cabinet (4768-4470)[edit | edit source]
Despite the defeat of the party in the election, the Purple Guard participates in a government led by James of the TRP. Due to the dissolution of multiple parties, TRP included, an early election is called in 4769. The TRP cabinet left waste disposal entirely to the private sector and discouraged tree plantation in Luthori.
After the election, the Purple Guard becomes the first party and makes its best result ever. Jack Pierson was elected Imperator.
Tremmes I Cabinet (4770-today)[edit | edit source]
The party forms the Tremmes I Cabinet in 4770 with the White Rose. In the regional elections the same year, the party made its best result ever, won 3 governors and participated in all 5 duchies governments.
No particular policies are led during the cabinet. This led the opposition to call for an early election in 4772.
This election was an even bigger victory for the coalition.
Important figures[edit | edit source]
|Vice Chairman||Liam Tremmes||4758|
|Party Secretary||Ben Nicholson||
Former Leaders[edit | edit source]
Electoral results[edit | edit source]
Parliamentary elections[edit | edit source]
|4564||10.31||5.75 %||39||In opposition||4th|
|January 4569||7.02||3.29 %||22||In opposition||7th|
|August 4569||6.69||0.33%||3||In opposition||7th|
|4571||11.11||4.42 %||20||In opposition||4th|
|4573||14.72||3.61 %||21||In opposition||4th|
|4578||40.56||25.84 %||158||In government||1st|
|4583||20.32||20.24 %||123||In government||2nd|
|4585||18.92||1.39 %||9||In government||2nd|
|4586||19.67||0.75 %||4||In government||2nd|
Refoundation of the party (4681)
|4687||18,568,670||29.04||0.62 %||3||Newton I|
|4691||16,419,776||27.20||1.84 %||3||In opposition|
|Second refoundation (4746)|
|4748||8,507,770||13.13||0.19 %||0||In opposition|
|4749||8,715,508||14.31||1.18 %||76||In opposition|
|September 4749||9,581,518||14.73||0.42 %||2||In opposition|
|4756||14,377,013||23.36||0.07 %||3||In opposition|
|4757||14,061,936||21.81||1.55 %||9||Simeon I, Dalton II|
|The Purple Guard|
|4762||14,093,056||22.03||0.23 %||2||In opposition|
|4765||15,155,689||23.84||1.80 %||105||In opposition|
|4766||7,121,260||11.12||12.72 %||22||James I|
|4769||17,105,462||26.94||15.82 %||189||Tremmes I|
|4772||17,637,003||27.79||0.85 %||22||Tremmes I|
|4777||12,561,194||19.40||8.38 %||115||In opposition|
|4782||12,796,456||21.30||1.90 %||8||In opposition|
|4784||22,586,468||43.61||22.31 %||76||In opposition|
Regional elections[edit | edit source]
|Date||Duchy diets seats||+/-||Duchy governments||Dukes/Duchess|
By region[edit | edit source]