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A Brave New World Part 2

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

  1. Milarqui

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    I only mentioned Rounders to point out the fact that it existed (and it is tied to my original question), not so that you added it to a future start of the Modern Olympic Games (Athens 1912!!! And then Copenhagen 1916! :D)
     
  2. EQandcivfanatic

    EQandcivfanatic Zailing Captain Retired Moderator

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    Pennsylvania is pleased to announce that it has been accepted as a member of the UNSA.
     
  3. germanicus12

    germanicus12 First Citizen of Rome

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    Sending orders now... I hope I didn't miss the deadline.
     
  4. EQandcivfanatic

    EQandcivfanatic Zailing Captain Retired Moderator

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    The deadline is NOW! However, I will be accepting production orders for a limited time only, just because we're missing some important contributors. We are likewise in the process of losing two key members of the NES due to a period of inactivity, but because of their importance to the NES, they have three updates of missing orders allowed, rather than two. You know who you are.
     
  5. qoou

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    :(... sorry EQ, but RL has been busy; I'm feeling pretty tired...

    Umm, could you please just bank my EC again then? I'll hopefully stop being so inactive after a weekend's rest...
     
  6. Lord_Iggy

    Lord_Iggy Tsesk'ihe

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    I've resent my orders due to a few alterations involving foreign economic support.

    Ice Hockey probably developed and exists in former Québec and surrounding regions where it is cold enough to get frozen lakes and rivers. It developed from European ball and stick sports, and the native sport of Lacrosse, so there's not much preventing its similar development here.

    The Métis are mostly into equestrian events, although I imagine that hockey may have been introduced to the west during the period of Québecois rule.
     
  7. Tyrion

    Tyrion Hmmm.....

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    Cricket should still be around by seeing as our colonies were lost probably not as popular today... likewise Australian Rules Football is most likely absent. but Soccer (Football) is definatly still around and as its the world game thats all that matters :p
     
  8. EQandcivfanatic

    EQandcivfanatic Zailing Captain Retired Moderator

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    If someone (maybe Milarqui, since he brought it up) wants to put together a good list of events for Olympics (summer and winter perhaps), we can start having that in the updates.
     
  9. Adrogans

    Adrogans Quiet Laughter...

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    Well drop most team sports and retain the athletics, such as:
    Track and Field, Wrestling, Boxing (?), Cycling, Equestrian Events, and others (sorry quick top of my head thinking.)

    Perhaps include Football (soccer) if you think it would be worldwide enough EQ.

    And I would wait on starting winter Olympics, just start with summer and add winter later.
     
  10. Luckymoose

    Luckymoose The World is Mine

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    Baseball is Georgia's national sport.
     
  11. TheLastJacobite

    TheLastJacobite No Commies

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    OOC: As mentioned earlier, baseball probably wasn't invented
     
  12. Milarqui

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    I'll be up to the task. As Adrogans said, I doubt that Winter Olympics can be done right now, as there aren't many places where Winter sports can be done (the North European countries, Russia, France, Switzerland and those living in the north of North America). Hope to have a list of sports before the next update. (Just say that the 1st Modern Olympic Games will be held in Athens in 1912, and I'll provide the list tomorrow, Spanish time)
     
  13. germanicus12

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    OOC: I wait for the Winter Olympics shocker. A Jamaican Bobsledding team.

    Oh, and OTL Baseball was invented, but I doubt Georgia would know much about it, since it was mostly played in OTL New York and New Jersey. Not yet widespread.
     
  14. Lord_Iggy

    Lord_Iggy Tsesk'ihe

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    I'd agree about the analysis of the Winter Olympics- it will probably have to wait some time before arriving. Also, the Olympics were not a big international fuss when they first started, so it doesn't really make sense to have them start off as such.
     
  15. Adrogans

    Adrogans Quiet Laughter...

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    Didn't they stay in Athens for several iterations?
     
  16. Milarqui

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    No, the 1st Modern Olympic Games were in Athens, but in 1900 they were in Paris, and 1904 was in St Louis (it was after this that the International Olympic Committee was created, because St Louis had been a big shame to the international sport community)
     
  17. EQandcivfanatic

    EQandcivfanatic Zailing Captain Retired Moderator

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    I'll be offline to do the update for about an hour or so. No more orders of any kind can be accepted.
     
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    we'll miss you EQ! Please come back! SDon'ts stay away froever!!!!!!
     
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    Global News Report

    INTERNATIONAL ALLIANCES EXPANDING. Berlin, German Empire. Some people have begun to fear that the specter of the Great War may return with a vengeance as alliances continue to grow in power. This has been met with a wave of isolationist thought in many nations, fearing the results of opposing alliances. Pennsylvania has been accepted as a member of the United Nation States of America, solidifying that organization’s control over the eastern coast of North America. In Europe, Hungary and the Netherlands have joined the North Sea Alliance, widely considered to be the world’s most powerful military and naval bloc. To the fear of capitalist nations everywhere, the South American Socialist Cooperative Group has been reformed into the International Socialist Cooperative Group. This has been encouraged by the admittance of the Republic of New France, the Union of Mexico, and Nez Perce.

    SECOND CONGRESS OF THE SOCIALIST INTERNATIONAL. Mexico City, Union of Mexico. A mere three years after the First Congress of the Socialist International, much has changed. A large number of communist and socialist movements have proven successful in establishment in North America in addition to the regime of South America. This Congress, however, did not go as smoothly. A sharp divide has emerged between communist and socialist identity. The SUSA representative preached to this audience of the merits of nonviolent revolution and change through the political process rather than open rebellion. Alfonso Pena, leader of the SUSA Socialist Party was nearly booed off the platform and a heated debate erupted. Mexican, Ecuadorian, Abyssinian, and French representatives argued that violent revolution was the only method with which to “purge the blight of capitalism and imperialism.” This of course has begun to strain the relations of SUSA and the Union of Mexico, as both clearly represent different ideologies of the left, socialism and communism respectively.

    North American News Report

    CRISIS IN SEMINOLE REPUBLIC. Osceola, occupied Seminole Republic. As war loomed over the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico, a lack of trading partners and economic base has led to a total collapse of the Seminole economy. The government, unable to pay its soldiers was soon wrought with infighting and domestic chaos. Riots and civil disorder predominated until a small force of Gulf Alliance soldiers led by Florida moved in and restored order. Florida and Cuba have divided the administration of the region, promising to return democratic lifestyle to the Seminoles when the war and economic crises abate. Cuba has begun administration of Osceola and the southern part of the peninsula, while Florida has been granted jurisdiction over the remaining territory. Some casualties have been suffered by the occupying forces against disorganized militia and regular resistance.
    Casualty List
    Florida: 3 Infantry Brigades
    Cuba: 6 Infantry Brigades

    NEW NAVAL SHIP UNVIELED. Boston, Republic of New England. Construction on the NES Victory completed this year in shipyards in Boston. This ship is considered to be the most modern and powerful fighting ship in the world. This new Victory-class battleship has modern internal communication systems as well as heavier guns than the dreadnought type of vessel. Furthermore, all guns on these new ships are all mounted on turrets, giving the ship a completely new and revolutionary design in comparison to older model warships. (+1 Victory-Class Battleship for New England)

    HOUSE ELECTIONS IN VIRGINIA. Richmond, Virginian Empire. This year’s elections for the People’s House in Virginia have been clearly marked by the triumphant National Party sweeping all seats. The ongoing war in the Middle East was a topic of main concern, and Virginian businessmen have lobbied for further intervention to protect economic interest in Persia. Some elements of the House have called for peace with the Ottoman Empire, but so far they remain a fairly silent minority. (+1 Stability)

    UNREST IN ALASKA. Juno, Kingdom of Alaska. The Swedish protectorate of Alaska has seen extensive unrest and turmoil this year in the wake of violent riots throughout the main cities. Swedish troops have been deployed to the region, and have suffered casualties to various guerilla attacks and raids upon their positions and bases in the North American country. The rebels have demanded total Swedish withdrawal and a new republican government with ties to the Russian Imperial Federation.

    TROUBLE IN SIOUX TERRITORY. Geromino, Lakota Sioux. Riots and unrest were scattered throughout the year in Lakota Sioux. Socialist demonstrations were met with violence and fighting, as crowds were fired upon. An organized and united socialist movement has emerged, and has rallied some militias in an anti-monarchist sentiment. The military seems divided, and many foreign observers expect a civil war to be on the horizon.

    THE GULF WAR. St. Augustine, Florida. After two years of mounting tensions between Georgia and the Gulf Alliance, full scale war has at last broken out. Fighting has been heavy throughout the entire region as new weapons of war are mobilized into combat. The war began with a massive German advance against the Gulf Alliance lines in Florida along the border. However, having been given two years to prepare for the battle, even the new Georgian tanks failed to win a victory. Numerous pitfalls and devastating artillery fire spelled doom for these contraptions, on which the Georgian advance relied heavily. Floridian, Cuban, and Louisianan troops attempted a variety of counterattacks, achieving some localized successes along the border. Mostly, though, the Georgian forces were reinforced and managed to prevent any catastrophic breakthroughs. To the west, disaster befell the Georgian nation as Louisianan forces managed to seize the main bridge into Vicksburg intact. Heavy artillery bombardment upon the city caused chaos, and defending troops were soon routed. The Louisianans met only scattered resistance, pushing deep into Georgia before meeting heavy defensive positions along the Appalachian Mountain range. The Louisianans were supported by the arrival of Mormon and Texan troops, which crossed through Tennessee to outflank Georgian positions on the Mississippi River. Casualties have been heavy as they attempted frontal assaults on well prepared defensive positions, well supported by both tanks and armored cars. These battles should be noted in history as the first fights in which tanks opposed each other on the field. At sea, a pyrrhic victory was had by the forces of the Gulf Alliance when the Georgian navy was caught out in the open and destroyed by the Allied fleet. The Georgian armada was still able to inflict devastating casualties upon the combined fleet, and much of the Allied navies lay at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. Most Gulf press blames Haiti, which did not commit its fleet to the battle, choosing instead to bypass the Georgian task force in favor of raids on the enemy’s commerce and port facilities. The Haitian navy and army was also essential in the seizing of the island of Jamaica. The residents of the island met the Haitians with cheering crowds and support, and the military governor of the island is believed to have been lynched by the Jamaican citizenry.
    Casualty List
    Georgia: 44 Infantry Brigades, 7 Artillery Brigades, 2 Tank Brigades, 1 Armored Car Brigade, 5 Destroyers, 9 Light Cruisers, 12 Heavy Cruisers, 1 Battlecruiser, 1 Dreadnought
    Haiti: 1 Infantry Brigade, 1 Destroyer
    Florida: 8 Infantry Brigades, 5 Artillery Brigades, 6 Destroyers, 2 Light Cruisers, 1 Battlecruiser
    Cuba: 14 Infantry Brigades, 4 Artillery Brigades, 6 Destroyers, 3 Light Cruisers, 3 Heavy Cruisers, 1 Battlecruiser
    Louisiana: 25 Infantry Brigades, 3 Artillery Brigades, 2 Battlecruisers
    Deseret: 13 Infantry Brigades, 2 Cavalry Brigades, 1 Artillery Brigade
    Texan Republic: 7 Infantry Brigades, 1 Tank Brigade, 3 Battlecruisers, 5 Destroyers, 5 Heavy Cruisers

    REFORM IN LOUISIANA. New Orleans, Empire of Louisiana. After last year’s demonstrations and protests, the emperor has caved to public opinion. The emperor has pressured the Louisianan Imperial Congress to open up voting rights for all males within Louisiana. This is to take place in the next elections, which will be opened for the masses for the first time. Despite this revolutionary reform, trouble has continued in the country, as anti-war demonstrations begin to erupt, and many believe that the Socialist Party, which is anti-war and violence, has an understandably strong chance in the 1920 elections, particularly as heavy casualties begin to mount in the fighting in Georgia.

    RIOTS IN ALBANY. New York City, Albany Republic. Trouble seems on the horizon in the nation of Albany as the New England plebiscite of 1912 approaches. Nationalists have begun rallying for an independent New Yorker identity, separate from the other states of the eastern coast of North America. The demonstrations of this movement turned violent when police fired upon a mob in New York City. Several city blocks were seized in infighting, while the organized movement has begun preaching the revitalized New Yorker identity. They have argued that true reign in the Americas rests with New York City, heartland of the twice aborted United States of America. They are violently anti-New England and have pledged “to make New Englanders think twice about entering any building or forest in New York” should the plebiscite be successful. (-4 Stability)

    Central/South American News Report

    CUBA ELECTIONS. Havana, Cuba. The ongoing war with Georgia remains a major priority for Cuban politicians in elections this year after President Batista announced the elections and his resignation from political service. The Cuban Moderate Party won the elections in the wake of the devastating Battle of the Keys and the major casualties suffered there. The Moderate Party have pledged that despite the setbacks and problems of war, to continue Cuba’s involvement. As a pacifier to the Liberal Party, however, they have agreed to limit the amount of troops deployed to Florida and have promised not to mobilize the Cuban economy for total war. (+1 Stability)

    MINING DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM COMPLETES IN CHILE. Santiago, Chile. After several years of investment, a reconstruction and development program has at long last been completed in Chile. This move has created thousands of new jobs in northern Chile, providing the fulfillment of campaign promises to the nation’s socialists by the Moderate Party. The decline in unemployment and rise in the nation’s economy’s has weakened the nation’s Socialist Party, though elements in the military continue to dislike the nationalizations which have taken place, and some fear that a coup by the military could be on the horizon (+2 EP, -1 Stability).

    SHIPPING REFORM AND DEVELOPMENT IN HAITI. Port-au-Prince, Empire of Haiti. Haiti has had surprising success in a short term encouragement of the construction of shipping and merchant marine. Haitian ships have begun to rise in hearty demand through the Gulf Alliance and Caribbean. The merchant shipyards of Port-au-Prince are now the second largest civilian yards in the Americas, second only to those in New England. This of course has provided economic stimulus to Haiti as well as providing vital jobs and work in the burgeoning Haitian empire. (+2 EP)

    REFORM IN MEXICO. Mexico City, Union of Mexico. The conclusion of the Mexican Civil War has sparked incredible and dramatic reform in the Union of Mexico. The leftist coalition has been dismantled in favor of the popular Communist Party, which has seized absolute power under the leadership of Fernando Mendez. The communists have begun nationalization of all industries and major businesses throughout the nation. Little to no compensation has been granted to the owners of these businesses, causing a rise in unrest, particularly has other political parties begin to be shut down or discriminated by the standing government. The lingering resentment has begun to spread among the former middle and upper classes, and even with some rural workers. (-2 Stability)

    REFORM PROGRAMS COMPLETED IN SUSA. Rio de Janeiro, Socialist Union of South America. The long anticipated People’s Life economic reform program in the Socialist Union of South America has been completed. New collectivized farms and socialized industries have been opened, playing off the booming automotive demand in the coastal cities as well as the lush resources of their territory. Final integration of the various economies of the Union have also been completed, providing a much enhanced economic boost. However, the changes have not been completely popularly received, and some resistance movements have emerged, including scattered groups of die-hard nationalists in the various states. (+4 EP, -1 Stability)

    European News Report

    TURMOIL IN TRANSYLVANIA. Blaj, Transylvania. King Jozef III of Transylvania died this year after choking upon his dinner. His son has been crowned Jozef IV of Transylvania. Despite the monarchy’s relatively smooth transfer of power, many have accused Jozef IV of causing his father’s death, and leftist and republican elements of Transylvanian society have refused to recognize the new monarch as the legitimate ruler of the Balkan state. Militias have been mobilized and the regular army has been called up to “protect the integrity of the Transylvanian throne.” (-6 Stability)

    ANGLO-CELTIC WAR. London, England. A stalemate continued this year between the forces of the Celtic Union and the armies of England and Germany. The front lines in Scotland had a bit more violence than before this year, as both sides increased the depth and strength of their fortifications. Casualties have proven slightly higher, and the effect is beginning to be felt at home in England. To many it seems that England has simply run out of fit men to fight at the front, and women and older children have had to take their places in the factories. Furthermore, increased rationing and reduced amounts of people on the home front have led to growing unrest at home. Elements of Parliament have begun calling for an end to the war, and a riot was sparked after Celtic zeppelins managed to bomb several English factories outside of London. Some advisors of the king have urged him to disband Parliament once again to improve efficiency in the war effort and to suppress opponents of the conflict. At sea, the blockade continues to weaken as the German Empire withdraws their heaviest ships from the effort. An English dreadnought was sunk by Celtic zeppelins, which have managed to gain extensive experience in tracking and sinking ships, including the smaller destroyers. An increasing amount of the blockading ships continued to be sunk throughout the year by Celtic zeppelins. Key among these was a humiliating defeat of the English navy attempting to raid Dublin’s harbor, which resulted in very heavy losses of ships for the English and Germans, to Celtic zeppelins and artillery brigades.
    Casualty List
    Celtic Union: 33 Infantry Brigades, 12 Artillery Brigades
    German Empire: 8 Infantry Brigades, 4 Destroyers, 1 Light Cruiser
    England: 14 Infantry Brigades, 3 Artillery Brigades, 1 Destroyer, 2 Light Cruisers, 1 Heavy Cruiser, 1 Battlecruiser, 1 Dreadnought

    African/Middle Eastern News Report

    CHAOS IN PERSIA. Tehran, Persia. Anarchy temporarily reigned in Persia this year as a variety of generals and governors have made their own bids for power. In the southeast, the Baluch population has made a bid for nationalist success, seizing power and proclaiming the new nation of Baluchestan. A republic has been established under limited military guidance, hoping to hold their own against Persian involvement in the region. A returning commander from the fighting in the west has seized power in the province of Hormogzan, rallying forces behind him out of sheer charisma in a bid for his own personal power. The bulk of rebellious military forces have settled down in the lush province of Arabistan, rallying around another commander, who has begun raiding Virginian supply lines, claiming to represent the true will of the Persian people against European imperialism. In response to the rising turmoil in Persia, the Virginian army, still fighting in the west against the Ottomans, have seized Basra and Kuwait from the Persians, in order to continue the flow of supplies into the Persian Gulf for the war effort.

    SUEZ WAR. Ankara, Ottoman Empire. The war in the Middle East has seen a sharp reduction in the number of involved soldiers. To the west, the Greeks have managed to convince the Ottomans to cave to territorial demands, bringing about a seize fire. Greece has occupied much of western Asia Minor, fulfilling their expansionist and nationalist agenda. In the east, the Persians have withdrawn most of their armed forces from the conflict, as nationalist and opportunist rebellions erupt within the military ranks. This is widely attributed to the recent creation of a republic and the failed attempts of Virginian businesses to chart and exploit Persian resources. With Persian troops withdrawing from Mesopotamia, Virginian troops have been left alone to secure their faltering supply lines against increasing numbers of Ottoman soldiers. The Ottomans have managed to restore some control over the front in the region, overwhelming numbers allowing them to actually force the Virginians to withdraw back. Fighting has once more resumed around the city of Baghdad, and some Ottoman forces have even advanced into southern Azerbajian in Persia. Casualties have been tremendous against the Virginians, who fought in good order, withdrawing into older positions, despite supply shortages. In Palestine, fresh Virginian tanks and reinforcements managed to penetrate Ottoman lines alongside the Dutch. The coalition forces managed to drive the Ottomans further north, supported by the Arabs, who have managed several more advances north, despite some spirited resistance. The heaviest fighting has been along the coast, where the terrain is more suited to major engagements. Ottoman defenses continue to dominate the interior, preventing any supporting advances outside of the range of naval cannon.
    Casualty List
    Ottoman Empire: 79 Infantry Brigades, 14 Artillery Brigades
    Persia: 4 Infantry Brigades, 3 Artillery Brigades
    Virginia: 32 Infantry Brigades, 5 Artillery Brigades, 2 Tank Brigades
    Netherlands: 29 Infantry Brigades
    Arab Federation: 6 Infantry Brigades, 4 Cavalry Brigades, 1 Artillery Brigades

    Asian/Pacific News Report

    FIGHTING CONTINUES IN CHINA. Seoul, Korean Empire. The fighting in China has clearly escalated to a new level this year as the Korean Empire mobilizes for total war. Fresh troops have surged into China in the hopes of continuing Korean control and dominance over the region. This has been met with an escalation of the blockade of China by European and North American powers, and the Korean navy has fought several small skirmishes with both Swedish and New Englander fleets. The blockade has tightened with an influx of new ships to the fleets, but they remain unable to stop the flow of supplies from Korea. The Koreans launched a massive offensive against “the traitorous province” of Guangxi, smashing the warlord’s forces in major pitched battles. With his power nearly broken, the warlord ceded control of the remnants of his nation and forces to the Republic of China, where he has been given a ministerial position. Further west, the warlord of Yunnan has been captured and executed by the Republic of China, and most of his forces have defected to the growing republican regime. Despite these successes, the Republic has had several major setbacks, militarily and diplomatically. The annexation of Guangxi has sparked Shanxi to annul the United Front and withdraw its support from the Republic. They have vowed to fight Korea should they arrive in the north, but they would not support the Republican government for fears of the loss of personal power over the region as represented by the “dying spiral” of Guangxi. The withdrawal of Shanxi from offensive operations has allowed the imperial Chinese forces to win a major battle on the field, smashing the republicans in open combat.
    Casualty List
    Republican China: 174 Infantry Brigades, 19 Artillery Brigades
    Chinese Empire: 28 Infantry Brigades, 2 Cavalry Brigades
    Korean Empire: 49 Infantry Brigades, 8 Cavalry Brigades, 7 Artillery Brigades

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    OOC

    @Tyrion: You lack enough manpower for your orders. What could be built was built, the rest has been banked.

    @lord_Iggy: you lack manpower for your orders. What could be built was built, the rest has been banked.

    Some nations’ manpower growth stat have been adjusted for realism.

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    Luckymoose The World is Mine

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    Great update.


    Early victories make no difference, count the numbers boys, the fools in the Gulf cannot maintain. :p


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    We will rescue you from your betraying 'allies'.
     

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