Today, I have about three topics which I would like to discuss at some point this week. My goal is to post them throughout the course of the week. Without further ado, allow me to address them.
The first post is a discussion about the recently released DLC for Russian indie developer Kremlingame’s China: Mao’s Legacy. The DLC focuses on Latin American politics in 1976-1986, the same timeframe as the base game. It creates a unique challenge that forces the player to prioritize Chinese foreign policy decisions in the Eurasian landmass, Africa and now Latin America, requiring the need for long-term thinking and attention to detail. Also included are a number of new events and decisions to contend with, some of which are as relevant to today’s geopolitics as they were in the 1970s and 1980s. The player can now decide to help pro-Chinese Communists take over India, in addition to base game’s choices of siding with pro-Soviet government of Indira Gandhi or the Janata Party’s non-aligned and Liberal Capitalist factions. They can also decide the fates of North Korea, Hong Kong and Macao, the Kuomintang, and the Soviet Union. For the latter, Poland, Hungary, and Romania can be persuaded to abandon the CMEA/Warsaw Pact in favor of an alternative alliance led by the PRC.
The other two posts pertain to the “Modes of Production” concept from The Work-Standard (2nd Ed.) as well as the Theories of Value and Money. It has been a while since I had discussed them and would like to write about both whilst drawing from the conclusions posited in their relevant Entries. My recent posts about the ARPLAN’s Bogumil mentioning about Pan-Germanic Socialism’s proposed Theory of Value and the US Presidency’s Executive and White House Offices got me thinking lately. Is the “Mode of Production” related to the Theory of Value and its corresponding Theory of Money? If so, could that explain why certain countries in the 20th century exhibited two distinct Modes of Production, one of which was a temporary measure during the two World Wars? What does that say about today’s world in the current century?