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A Brave New World Part 2

Discussion in 'Never Ending Stories' started by EQandcivfanatic, Jan 28, 2009.

  1. Jason The King

    Jason The King Deity

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    Now is it working?
     
  2. human-slaughter

    human-slaughter brand new year

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  3. carmen510

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    Nice map Jason. :goodjob:

    Yeah, its working.
     
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    Do to the enormous workload and my ridiculous inefficiency at doing schoolwork successfully, I will have to drop out as Pennsylvania.
     
  5. Supermath

    Supermath A Circle Has No End

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    I assume that New France is on the Pacific coast and Nez Perce is OTL Idaho?
     
  6. EQandcivfanatic

    EQandcivfanatic Zailing Captain Retired Moderator

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    @Supermath: good guesses!

    All right...

    HALT

    Hammerzeit! (update)
     
  7. EQandcivfanatic

    EQandcivfanatic Zailing Captain Retired Moderator

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    Global News Report

    DUTCH CONTINUE SCIENTIFIC BREAKTHROUGHS. Amsterdam, Empire of the Netherlands. Scientists in the Netherlands made further advances this year with the announcement of the wireless telegraph. This device can broadcast telegraph signals completely without the hindrances of wire and cable. While at the moment the device remains too bulky and expensive for easy distribution, the Dutch are confident that practical use can be made of this invention.

    North American News Report

    PENNSYLVANIA STEEL COLLAPSE. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. An economic recession hit the American Northeast when Carnegie Steel, a major Pennsylvanian producer, declared bankruptcy this year followed by several smaller competitors. Several dozen Pittsburgh and other Pennsylvanian offices and plants were shut down, leaving tens of thousands unemployed. The recession has spilt over the borders, causing a limited downturn in New England, Canada, and Albany, all key buyers of Pennsylvanian steel. The effects have been minor outside of Pennsylvania itself, as purchase of Swedish steel increases. (-3 eco, -2 stability for Pennsylvania, -1 eco for New England, Canada, Albany)

    CANADA ELECTIONS. Toronto, Canada. The Conservative Party won a surprise victory this year over the Liberal Party in Canada. They played off of alleged Liberal pacifism and have promised to maintain a tougher line for the Canadian nation. They have promised to help establish Canada as “the power of the Lakes.” Socialist agitators in the factories have protested against such a policy, calling for new elections. The agitators claim that socialist votes in the elections were ignored by political authorities. (-1 Stability)

    FOX REPUBLIC ELECTIONS. Fox Falls, Fox Republic. The Liberal Party of Fox has won reelection this year in the wake of the Sauk invasion and war. The people seem determined to keep the people in office to prevent Sauk exploitation of division within their nation. (+1 Stability)

    QUEBEC ELECTIONS. Quebec City, Republic of Quebec. In a vicious campaign, the Socialists of Quebec have achieved an electoral victory without a majority. After heated debate and the failure of the more conventional parties to produce candidates, the Socialist Party won through only 39% of the vote. The Socialists have promised to slow the recent militarism as well as considering to revise previous native American policies. This election has been considered fraudulent by the more conventional parties, who have sparked riots and protests among conservatives and moderates alike. (-2 Stability)

    WAR ENDS IN TEXAS. Houston, Texan Republic. After a brutal year long war, the fighting between the Texans and Louisianans has drawn to a close. Under immense political pressure from the government in Paris as well as from independent American states, the Louisianan military has withdrawn. The victory over the Louisianans has been persistently celebrated in the Texan press, and the people feel that Texas can now present itself as a true modern power. (+2 Stability for Texas, -1 Stability for Louisiana)

    WAR BREAKS OUT IN CENTRAL NORTH AMERICA. Sauk City, Sauk. In response to increased brutality toward the Isanti population in Sauk territory, the Fox Republic has declared war upon the Sauk monarchy. An Isanti rebellion caused damage to the Sauk forces, tying many down, though the revolt was suppressed through extreme violence. The first Fox attack was easily repulsed by the Sauk, who then advanced into the Fox Republic itself, and after several months of stalemate, managed to capture the capital. The Fox army has more or less been broken, though some scattered forces still remain, posing some resistance and hoping for the arrival of foreign aid. The native nations of the west have condemned this action, promising embargo, and have even considered the possibility of a united native alliance against the rising Sauk threat.
    Casualty List
    Sauk: 12 Infantry Brigades, 8 Cavalry Brigades, 4 Artillery Brigades (+1 Monitor; -1 Stability)
    Fox: 24 Infantry Brigades, 5 Cavalry Brigades, 4 Artillery Brigades, 2 Monitors (-2 Stability)

    VIRGINIA CONTINUES EMANCIPATION PROGRAM. Richmond, Virginian Empire. Emancipation was declared this year in Maryland, providing compensation for all slave owners in the province. Slavery, while declining in the Virginian homeland, has begun to rise in the colonial possessions, where the government has promised to keep hands off on slavery.

    ATTEMPTED COUP FAILS IN LOUISIANA. New Orleans, Dominion of Louisiana. In response to the withdrawal from Texas, a number of angry conservative officers organized to remove the liberal government. They hoped to overthrow the democracy and establish control and full independence from France. After a brutal battle, the cabal was defeated and the leaders arrested and executed. The Louisianan government has assured the people that order has been restored.

    ATTEMPTED COUP IN GEORGIA. Savannah, Georgia. The remnants of the so-called “Mississippi Aristocracy” rose this year, gaining support of a very limited section of the military. Though they did manage to seize several government buildings in Savannah, the Georgian federalist supporters managed to quickly retake them. Most of the officers have been arrested, though some are believed to have escaped into Virginia or Florida. The remaining Mississippian leaders in the military have either been placed into bureaucratic positions or removed completely from military ranking.

    Central/South American News Report

    BUENOS AIRES ELECTIONS. Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires Protectorate. Conservatives won reelection this year, continuing their undefeated streak in Buenos Aires politics. They have pledged to continue the policies of previous years, maintaining the status quo.

    ECUADOR ELECTIONS. Quito, Ecuador. In a hotly disputed election, the Ecuadorian Socialist Party has achieved victory. The new president has pledged to create a “new program” for the Ecuadorian people, socializing the economy and continuing efforts to create a revitalized economy. This marks the first time in global history that a socialist government has been established. Elements of the Ecuadorian military and upper class are extremely displeased at this new development, and violence could soon ensue. (-2 Stability)

    PARAGUAY ELECTIONS. Asuncion, Paraguay. The Moderate Party won reelection this year in Paraguay, assuring their continued control. They have pledged to continue previous policies and maintaining the stability of the nation. (+1 Stability)

    VENEZUELA ELECTIONS. Caracas, Venezuela. The Liberal Party easily won reelection this year in Venezuela. They have promised to keep the status quo and to maintain close relations with Mexico and Haiti. (+1 Stability)

    PERU-BOLIVIAN WAR ENDS. Lima, Peru. The war between Peru and Bolivia has been at last brought to a close after increased New Englander and German mediation and intervention. Peruvian forces have withdrawn from the border, returning to antebellum status on the front. Neither nation has been satisfied with the concluding treaty, considering the over a hundred thousand lives lost or maimed on either side. (-1 Stability for both Peru and Bolivia)

    SOCIALISTS CONTINUE AGITATION IN BRAZIL. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Despite the recent second abdication of Emperor Pedro III, the new Empress Isabell has been unable to suppress increased socialist activities. Spurred by the successes of the socialist movements in Quebec and Ecuador, the Brazilian socialists have continued rioting and demonstrating in the streets. The socialists have called for new elections immediately and the abolition of the monarchy.

    MILITARY COUP IN COLOMBIA. Bogota, Colombia. After several years of instability, a military coup was launched this year to end the reign of the unpopular, General Acosta. After a brutal battle in the capital, the military overthrew the leader, replacing him with the much more popular Cesar Juarez. Juarez has gained the support of both the people and the military, greatly aiding in the stabilization of the nation. (+3 Stability)

    European News Report

    CRISIS ON THE SERBIAN-BULGARIAN BORDER. Pristina, Serbia. War seems on the horizon this year as brutal violence erupts between Serbia and Bulgaria. The crisis began with a riot at the Serbian embassy in Sofia, which led to the death of the ambassador. Despite heated protests that the attack was not provoked by the Bulgarian government, tensions rose dramatically between the two Balkan nations. The brother of the Serbian ambassador, a captain of artillery in the Serbian army, lashed out militarily against Bulgarian border defenses. Response was swift and a pitched battle took place along the border. The Serbians seemed to be on the verge of defeat by the time the fighting was stopped by both nations’ governments.
    Casualty List
    Serbia: 2 Infantry Brigades, 2 Artillery Brigades
    Bulgaria: 2 Artillery Brigades

    BELGIUM ELECTIONS. Brussels, Belgium. Elections held this year for executive office and Congress in Belgium has resulted in an overwhelming Conservative victory. Many members of the Moderate Party have defected to the Conservatives, promising a new era of Belgian growth and prosperity. (+1 Stability)

    FRENCH IMPERIAL ELECTIONS. Paris, French Empire. Regardless of last year’s assassination of the Consul, elections have gone forward once more for the new Consul. The Partie Imperiale has won the election once again and the Consul has promised to follow the old course. A new era of imperialism and increased French rule over the empire could be at hand. (+1 Stability for the French Imperial Protectorate)

    NEW GREEK REGIME AFTER ELECTIONS. Athens, Greece. The Greek Liberal Party won elections this year on the platforms of distancing themselves from the Berlin Alliance as well as tax reform. A new program has been put into place, encouraging new businesses as well as reducing taxes on the poorest of people. The “88 Days” Reform has proven to be a wild success in mollifying the people. (+2 Stability)

    DANISH LAUNCH ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION. Nijer City, Danish Empire. Danish explorers landed at the tip of the continent of Antarctica this year, a mostly unexplored and uncharted landmass. After planting the Danish flag and mapping out the coast, they returned to be extolled as heroes. Some believe that an expedition to locate the exact location of the South Pole could soon be launched.

    AUSTRIA INVADES BOHEMIA! Vienna, Austria. In a surprising move, Austrian military forces have invaded the neighboring state of Bohemia. They blamed “Bohemian nationalists,” which has been labeled a flimsy and fantastical excuse for the war by most European press. This was immediately met with a declaration of war from Hungary, which announced that it “would not tolerate a rebirth of Austrian tyranny.” Initial Austrian battles were successful in Bohemia, smashing the Bohemian army and even beginning an advance on Prague. The arrival of the Hungarian force reversed the fortunes of war, and the Austrians rallied behind the forts at Brno, where a four month siege commenced. Eventually, under constant artillery fire and pressure, the Austrian lines broke and they routed back into Austria proper. Outrage has been felt at home in all involved nations as massive conscription takes place, enlarging all powers’ armed forces greatly and depriving many factories and offices of labor. In Austria, the socialists have rallied against the war, forming protests which were brutally dispersed by military forces.
    Casualty List
    Bohemia: 39 Infantry Brigades, 11 Artillery Brigades (-2 Stability and -1 economy)
    Hungary: 6 Infantry Brigades, 6 Artillery Brigades (-1 Stability)
    Austria: 29 Infantry Brigades, 8 Cavalry Brigades, 13 Artillery Brigades (-2 Stability)

    African/Middle Eastern News Report

    TUNISIA ELECTIONS. Tunis, Tunisia. This year’s elections saw a shift from Conservative government in Tunisia to a more moderate one. They have pledged a more interventionist foreign policy, breaking away from the Conservative platform of isolationism. They have promised to rebuild ties with not only Morocco, but the other states of the Mediterranean Sea as well. (+1 Stability)

    NAVAL TRAINING RESULTS IN VIOLENT INCIDENT. Forsythville, Liberia. Training exercises by the fledgling Zulu navy resulted in disaster as they demonstrated off the coast of Liberia. A Zulu light cruiser, mistaking a beaten up Danish ship for a target vessel, opened fire upon the sailors, who barely kept their ship afloat enough to report the incident. Not recognizing the flag, the Danes responded by deploying the Nijeria squadron to respond to the threat. Surprising the Zulu sailors and under the command of a zealous admiral, a brief battle took place. Unprepared and not expecting a real battle, a large number of Zulu ships were sunk before word reached the Danes of the accidental firing. Only a few grazing shots hit the Danish vessels, resulting in minimal casualties. The fledgling Zulu press has decried this, claiming that the Danes intentionally attacked the fleet, and had ignored warnings in advance of the training exercise.
    Casualty List
    Zulu Empire: 3 Destroyers, 1 Light Cruiser, 1 Heavy Cruiser

    Asian/Pacific News Report

    CHAOS GROWS IN CHINA. Jinan, French Empire. The year began in China with an attempted mutiny by a sizeable part of the Imperial Chinese army. The mutiny was crushed, but a general managed to rally the province of Shanxi to him, taking his command with him. Since then the war has only escalated, as Russian forces invade to “restore stability,” taking control of Peking. Fighting continues as the warlords have made gains into imperial territory, driving back the emperor’s forces. A French expedition landed in Guangxi, and despite some early setbacks, managed to secure a good part of the coast. It is apparent that the war is exploding, and China along with it.
    Casualty List
    Chinese Empire: 166 Infantry Brigades, 11 Cavalry Brigades, 7 Artillery Brigades (-2 Stability, -2 economy)
    French Empire: 2 Infantry Brigades, 2 Artillery Brigades
    Shanxi: 1 Infantry Brigade, 1 Artillery Brigade
    Guangxi: 36 Infantry Brigades, 6 Cavalry Brigades, 6 Artillery Brigades (-1 Stability)
    Sinkiang: 5 Infantry Brigades
    Yunnan: 5 Infantry Brigades, 10 Cavalry Brigades

    Diplomatic Pouch

    To: Russian Empire
    From: Galicia

    We are willing to reconsider admittance into the Russian Imperial Protectorate due to the recent aggression by our former friends in Austria.

    OOC

    I have clarified one aspect of the rules, stability can only be brought up naturally by one point a year. Another element of the rules which has been added is the upgrading of brigades to new levels.

    @crezth, the project you had in mind does not require spending, that EP has been banked.

    @tuxedohamm: James II is 64.

    @kentharu: I’m not actually sure what you mean by “infrastructure.” Did you have specifics? Roads, rails, canals?

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  8. Luckymoose

    Luckymoose The World is Mine

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    Where do you get off on funding coups in Georgia?
     
  9. Jason The King

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    OOC: good update as always!


    To Sauk, Fox
    From Kingdom of Virginia

    Virginia offers to mediate a peaceful resolution to this conflict. However, be warned that Virginia cannot tolerate more destabilization on our western frontier, nor can we condone a Sauk-occupied Fox.

    To France
    From King Robert II of Virginia

    We would like to cooperate with the French in finding a solution to the Sauk-Fox conflict.

    To Georgia
    From Virginia

    Any and all suspects related to the recent attempted-coup found in Virginia will be apprehended and transported back to Georgia. You have our full cooperating in this matter.
     
  10. D'Artagnan59

    D'Artagnan59 The Gascon

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    To: Bulgaria
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    Apologize for spilling Serbian blood. And then, we shall reprimand the commander.
     
  11. Milarqui

    Milarqui Deity

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    To: Swedish Empire
    From: Danish Empire


    Would you like the Brosskaber Project to be extended so that a bridge joins the island of Sjaelland with your country?

    To: Zulu Empire
    From: Danish Empire


    We demand an apology for the attack on our ships by your navy. As for reparations, we are willing to offer 1 EP in total for your losses. Had you not attacked without making sure of your objective, this incident wouldn't have happened.
     
  12. Oruc

    Oruc Reactionary

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    OOC: stability? so if I spend 3 ecos next turn my stability will be at 6?(Protectorate and all that) but if I spend all of it like I did last turn it still goes to 6 but I waste 1 eco-point.
     
  13. Kentharu

    Kentharu Zebra Commander

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    @EQ roads and railways
     
  14. DarthNader

    DarthNader Destroyer of Worlds

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    Although we are indeed sorry that our forces accidentally targeted one of your ships, we demand you pay more reparations. The compensation you offer us will not buy back the ships you sank. We demand you pay us 3EP (2.5EP) or send us fresh vessels to replace the ones you destroyed.
     
  15. Milarqui

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    To: The Zulu Empire
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    As it seems that the money needed by you is quite high, we are willing to give you 1 EP this year and 1 EP the next year. That's the best offer we are going to give.

    We have also chastised the admiral of the Nijeran fleet for his overreaction to the accidental attack, and is currently under probation by the Danish Imperial Navy High Command for the next six months.
     
  16. bestshot9

    bestshot9 Monkey Sharpshooter

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    Sure, if Denmark is willing to pay for the whole project.

    To: North American Nations Affected by Collapse of Pennsylvania Steel
    From: Sweden

    Sweden understands the impact of low iron and steel supplies, and so would happily allow our companies to deal in your countries, should you request it of them.
     
  17. DarthNader

    DarthNader Destroyer of Worlds

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    Haha, that's funny. For a second there it seemed like you were treating us like we didn't know how much our ships costed. Please, stop kidding, my sides hurt too much.

    We will accept nothing less of 3 EP or replacements of the ships. We are not going to be negatively effected by your officers lack of flag recognition and inability to appropriately react to a situation such as the one that occurred.
     
  18. Milarqui

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    We are just trying to negotiate the payment in the best possible way. There is no way we are just to give you 3 EP. Are 2 EPs in the way mentioned before, 1 Light Cruiser and a trade agreement agreeable to you or are you only trying to suck up our country's blood?

    From: Danish Empire
    To: Swedish Empire

    Keep it in mind that the building of a bridge between Sjaelland and Sweden would be a small economic boost for both of us, as you would be able to bring your products to our land, and viceversa, without having to use as many ships as you do nowadays. Perhaps 1 or 2 EPs from your treasury could find their way into funding for the Swedish part of Brosskaber Project?
     
  19. bestshot9

    bestshot9 Monkey Sharpshooter

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    Then never mind.
     
  20. Milarqui

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    OOC: I still believe that a small bonus for keeping the stability high should be given. It's quite difficult to do something worthwhile if we have to pay at least a third (or even more) of our earnings just to keep our country stable.

    To: Sweden
    From: Danish Empire


    Let's see the two possibilities:
    a) You give 1 or 2 EPs, the bridge between Sjaelland and Sweden is built, the trains that can go over it will be able to take steel to Denmark and chemicals to Sweden, and both of our nations will win a lot of money.
    b) You don't give money for the project, no bridge between Sjaelland and Sweden, you will have to bring your steel on ships and I will have to send my chemicals on ships, but since we have the bridges connecting the islands then we win a lot of money and you don't.

    Now that the two possibilities have been presented to you, which one would you take? And please, don't try to present option c) You give us the money, we don't build a bridge between Sjaelland and Sweden and we win more money. It would be quite an insult to our honour for which we would have to ask for apologies.
     

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