Games with a theme of extremist politics
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While cruising the Geek looking for games of interest, I started to notice several 'clumps' of game-themes that seem to fit together. Games that involve what could easily be termed 'extremist' politics, where one side is uncompromising in their beliefs and seeks to overturn the establishment. Now, alot of wargames involve some kind of extremism, since they simulate conflicts where people were willing to die for something. But I'm trying to list games where the politics take a front seat to the conflict.

Many of these games are DTP wargames or were never widely played (some are free on the web, so they're out there). Few have ever been Geeklisted before

I'd be interested in seeing what other games fit the criteria. The game should be a 'conflict simulation' most preferably, and involve extremist American or otherwise Western politics in some fashion. Sure WWII games would techically qualify, but let's just say they have their visibility already. Thoughts on conflicts involving extremist politics that have not yet been gamed are also welcome in the comments.

I've already ordered two the DTP microgames just because I found it so amusing that these games were produced.
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1. Board Game: Battle of Seattle [Average Rating:5.85 Unranked]
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Noticing that there are two different DTP games on the 'Battle of Seattle' was one of the first things that inspired this list. This one seems to have the more amusing counter illustrations.
 
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2. Board Game: N30: We Are Winning! [Average Rating:4.50 Unranked]
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Whereas this one looks more professional, and would print better.
 
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3. Board Game: Up Against The Wall, Mother****er! [Average Rating:3.71 Unranked]
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I was immediately reminded of this 'classic', and searched to see if it was indeed mentioned on the Geek. Indeed it was.
 
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4. Board Game: The Battle of Armageddon [Average Rating:7.23 Unranked]
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Another brand of extremist politics might be some version of religion that expects (or even desires) a mass conflict involving various nations in and of the Middle East.

Has anyone made one that involves more obvious supernatural elements? From the description, this seems pretty straightforward.
 
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5. Board Game: Land of the Free [Average Rating:6.00 Unranked]
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From the same publisher comes this political game of dueling ideologies of the 1930s.
 
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6. Board Game: Canadian Civil War [Average Rating:5.46 Overall Rank:12585]
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Extreme politics and Canada!? I guess so...
 
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7. Board Game: Europa 1945-2030 [Average Rating:5.94 Overall Rank:6142]
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The defintion of 'extreme' depends on the political 'milieu' (as they say in France). We're moving away from 'pure' consim here
 
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8. Board Game: Ideology: The War of Ideas [Average Rating:6.16 Overall Rank:3501]
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And we keep going, but the extremism theme is so strong here...
 
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9. Board Game: Illuminati: Deluxe Edition [Average Rating:6.52 Overall Rank:1359]
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And here, with a decidedly humorous bent. I can't help but think that many of the games above had someone at least snickering about the theme.
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10. Board Game: Run Hippy! Run! The Boardgame [Average Rating:5.33 Unranked]
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Because then why else would the titles seem so amusing.
 
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11. Board Game: Crisis: 2000 [Average Rating:5.43 Overall Rank:12587]
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So many of tehse are small format games, it would be easy to aquire them all and even play through most of them.

The politics here weren't explicit as to their nature, IIRC.
 
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12. Board Game: L.A. Lawless [Average Rating:6.42 Unranked]
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Another one from Joe Miranda, about the LA riots. Do I have all the 'riot' games in this list?
 
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13. Board Game: Millennium Wars: America [Average Rating:5.50 Unranked]
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Many games that speculate about a future collapse of the US would qualify as expressing some kind of political extemism, at least if they take themselves seriosuly.
 
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14. Board Game: Red Christmas [Average Rating:4.58 Unranked]
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This one seems to qualify too, under the same criteria as Millennium Wars: America. But lets not open the "Fortress America" can-o-worms
 
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15. Board Game: Terra [Average Rating:5.71 Overall Rank:7597]
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One of the most liberal games I know. Save the world through health care. Plus if you don't save the world because your hoarding, nobody wins! I've only every had one game with a winner, yet I kinda like it.
 
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16. Board Game: Class Struggle [Average Rating:4.88 Overall Rank:15057]
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Doesn't get much more extreme than this self-proclaimed Marxist propaganda teaching game. So left-wing it's truly comic. Looks like a parody but it's not.
 
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17. Board Game: Pure Greed [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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I think the caption sums up my views of the Neo-cons rather nicely...
 
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18. Board Game: Chicago, Chicago! [Average Rating:5.45 Unranked]
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Looks like I missed another "riot" game. This fits the criteria to a 'tee'
 
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19. Board Game: Quebec Libre [Average Rating:5.50 Unranked]
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Another game of Canadian seperatist politics.
 
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20. Board Game: Mai '68 Le jeu [Average Rating:6.87 Overall Rank:9142]
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And this too.
 
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21. Board Game: Redguard [Average Rating:4.94 Unranked]
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Extremist factional politics in China, 1966-76.
 
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22. Board Game: Political Football [Average Rating:5.70 Unranked]
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I guess some people would think this involved "extreme" political actions in the struggle against racially segregated sport.
 
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23. Board Game: Free At Last [Average Rating:6.90 Unranked]
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Found out about this web-published game in a geeklist about controversial games on the geek.

Extremist politics because one side is the white supremacists. Can they win?
 
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24. Board Game: Liberia: Descent Into Hell – The Liberian Civil War 1989-1996 [Average Rating:7.60 Unranked]
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Had to include this one once I read about it, since Pat Robertson and the Moonies are on the event chart.
 
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25. Board Game: 1936: Guerra Civil [Average Rating:7.62 Overall Rank:2569]
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All or most political ideas of the 20th century played a role in the Spanish Civil War: anarchism, comunism, republican democracy, socialism, fascism, traditionalism, conservatism...
 
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