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GamezNES - The Setting Sun

Discussion in 'Never Ending Stories' started by Ceoladir, Dec 23, 2011.

  1. Ceoladir

    Ceoladir Inconceivable!

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    Orders due in just over 3 hours!

    15/22 are in.


    I'd also like to reiterate that it's much easier for me if you put your spending (both EP and MP) and stats at the top of your orders, and make your projects clear.
     
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  3. Ceoladir

    Ceoladir Inconceivable!

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    The deadline has passed. 20/22 orders are in. No further revisions will be accepted.

    Still awaiting orders from Crezth (Japan) and Prospo (Ireland). You two still have a limited amount of time to get them in, however.
     
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    I could do Ireland's orders. :mischief:
     
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    Putting this NES on life support.
     
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  9. Ceoladir

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    UPDATE 1 - 1960

    THE WORLD

    AXIS OF NATIONS CONFERENCE. Paris, France. The 1960 Axis of Nations Conference was held in Paris this year, and was attended by the United Kingdom, Spain, Portugal, Brazil, South Africa, and naturally France. Despite massive support from within the Fascist bloc, critics in Germany and Italy simply called it a classic display of French ignorance and false belief in their nation. Regardless of foreign opinion, the ruling Falangist Party in France proved that they could throw a magnificent party. The Conference was initiated with the unveiling of a giant fleur de lis in the center of the main pavilion, a popular symbol of French Fascism. Conference halls, auditoriums, and the like were all constructed in plain view of the Eiffel tower, and were used for official meetings between member nation’s diplomats. On top of that, Consul De Gaulle used the Conference as an opportunity to hold what was in essence a “world’s fair” for the Axis of Nations. Various works of art and modern machinery were put on display in the Champ de Mars. (+Stability in the French Empire)

    COALITION OF AMERICAN STATES. New York City, United States. The Coalition of American States was formed this year by the United States, with the stated intent of defending the mutual interests of the American states and also to create a more common continental American economy. However, critics have noted that the Alliance cannot truly live up to its name when the second most powerful state in the Americas, Brazil, not only refused to join, but then joined the Axis of Nations later in the same year. Other critics have simply claimed this as an attempt by the United States to maintain their powerful position and expand their own trade spheres. In Latin America, both Socialist and Falangist alike have been critical of the new Coalition. (-Stability in Venezuela, Colombia, Argentina, Mexico)

    FALL OF THE BRITISH COMMONWEALTH. Canberra, Australia. The British Commonwealth fell apart this year, after Australia declared independence from the organization. They were soon followed by New Zealand, and soon an international game of follow the leader took place. Canada was the next nation to withdraw, and quickly joined the CAS, leaving the Caribbean nations of Jamaica, the Bahamas, and Belize as the only remaining members of the organization. However, the United States soon flexed is diplomatic muscle in the region, and the three countries left the Commonwealth simultaneously while also becoming American Protectorates, effectively dissolving the Commonwealth and leaving Britain helpless to do anything. The move sent shockwaves through Britain, as most of the British populace had been convinced that their nation was strong and her interests stable. The move was popular in all the departing nations, though, and the respective new republics are managing to prosper in their new positions. (-Stability in the United Kingdom; +Stability in the former Commonwealth Reams)

    THE WORLD LOOKS TO SPACE. Moscow, Soviet Union. 1960 saw an increased interest in space the world over. The Axis of Nations Conference was used to discuss a possible pan-Axis space agency, and the German government expressed interest in outer space from time to time. In the United States, there was also increased interest in space travel, as both major presidential candidates expressed interest in forming a national space agency. So far, only a few papers and some minor experiments have occurred for the benefit of the western powers. However, the real standout in this new field of space travel and rocket science is the Soviet Union, who formed the world’s first space agency, sources report. (+Stability in the USSR)

    EUROPE

    ESTONIA INVESTS IN ECONOMY. Tallinn, Estonia. The Estonian government has been investing domestically this year, with various initiatives ranging from a new Coal and Oil Shale development program, to a new initiative promoting foreign tourists to come visit Estonia. The results have been mostly positive, and Estonian tourism has boomed as a result. (+Estonian EP)

    ALLEGATIONS OF CORRUPTION IN DENMARK. Copenhagen, Denmark. The Prime Minster of Denmark was forced to step down this year after he was linked in a recent investigation into some shady use of public funds. The Social Democrats have managed to maintain their position atop Denmark, but the country as a whole was generally shocked at the news, given the relative cleanliness of Danish politicians historically, especially compared to the rest of Europe. (-Danish Stability)

    THE CITIZENS GUARD. Paris, France. A new fascist organization has formed in France this year, the Garde Citoyens, or Citizen’s Guard. Comprised mainly out of young men, this new organization exists mainly as a militia paramilitary organization officially outside of the governments influence. Dedicated to French Fascism and the cause of the Emperor and Consul, the new organization looks to play a major part in the future of the French Empire.

    PORTUGAL INITIATES AGRICULTURAL REFORMS. Libson, Portugal. Under “Tomas’s Great Reforms,” the Portuguese government has taken control of the nation’s entire Agriculture industry. Family farms have become state farms, and the former owning families have become state employees. State bureaucrats have come to operate the farms, and all agricultural output is now under the direct control and distribution of the state. The official state policy is that it is un-Christian to resist, and all resisters are obviously communists and must be shot. The transition has mostly gone smoothly, but not without upsetting the Portuguese economy. (-Portuguese Stability; -EP Portuguese EP)

    SPAIN BAILS OUT THE UK. London, United Kingdom. The United Kingdom found itself in a bit of a financial pickle this year when it ran out of funds prematurely. Given the relative lack of available domestic funds for borrowing, Westminster needed to look outward to other countries. Luckily, the Spanish government was able to provide it with a bridge loan in order to survive until the New Year. The British have suffered in foreign trade as a result, as the British pound was devaluated, but the damage was not as serious as previously thought. (-British EP; +Spanish EP)

    TURKEY BOOSTS TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE. Ankara, Turkey. The Turkish government has made attempts to build a modern infrastructure in Turkey this year. The government has built airports and freeways, and though they have mostly been limited to large urban areas, there are plans to connect the entire nation under a web of freeways. The government is hoping that the economy will prosper with a more modern transportation infrastructure, although there still remains the problem that there are few that can actually afford to use it.

    INDUSTRY IN THE NETHERLANDS. Amsterdam, Netherlands. The Dutch Empire spent most of the year investing in new industries. Most of the new factories built by the state get their resources almost exclusively from Dutch colonies, with few exceptions. However, some liberals say that these factories are rather poorly planned, since the colonies won’t be around forever. (+Dutch EP)

    STANDOFF IN SERBIA. Belgrade, Serbia. Tensions are high over control of Serbia, after there was an attempted assassination on Celal Bayar’s son in Bulgaria, and the assassination was linked to a Serbian nationalist group. The attempt came after the Serbian government publicized a failed attempt by a state-owned Turkish corporation to make a large land purchase near Belgrade. The Turkish high command said that the Serbs were lucky the attempt wasn’t successful, and blamed the Serbian government for sponsoring the attack. Serbian officials denied any connection to the attempt. Regardless, the Italian government did not seem pleased with the actions of the Turkish government, and a large force has been sent to Albania to intervene if war breaks out between Turkey and Serbia. (-Stability in Serbia, Turkey)

    NEW ESPIONAGE AGENCY IN ITALY CAUSES PROTEST. Rome, Italy. Liberals in Italy are up in arms after the government formed a new police agency this year. The Royal Italian Service of Counterintelligence, or RISC, has been given a presence in virtually every aspect of society. Although some say that the Italian government has overreached its bounds, many conservatives say that it is a necessary evil in order to keep Italy free in this dark time. Regardless, tensions remain high within Italy. (-Stability in Italy)

    ROMANIA SIGNS NEW OIL DEAL. Bucharest, Romania. Under heavy pressure from Soviet diplomats, the Kingdom of Romania has signed a new agreement with the USSR over oil. The USSR will begin construction of a new pipeline connecting Romania with the rich oil fields in the Soviet Union, and in exchange the Romanians will give Soviet oil top priority domestically. The new agreement will provide Romania with nearly unlimited oil, allowing for increased industrialization. (+EP in Romania, USSR)

    SERBIAN LEADER KEEPS THE PEACE. Belgrade, Serbia. Despite the renewed tensions between Italy and Turkey over control of Serbia, a local Serbian leader has managed to keep the Serbian population calm even as their country is on the verge of destruction. Ultimately, his moves have helped the government to maintain some sense of control in this trying time for Serbia. (+Stability in Serbia)

    GREEK LEADER DIES UNEXPECTEDLY. Athens, Greece. The Greek dictator, Cemal Gürsel, died this year, of a heart attack. He was sixty-five. Gürsel became the dictator of Greece when he was put there by the Turkish government after the Greeks were defeated many years ago. A high ranking Turkish officer before the war, the Turkish ruler at the time saw his efforts during the war and awarded him with control over the nation. Through the years, he gained a great deal of influence with the Turkish government, and he managed to keep Greece stable despite its position as a merely a Turkish protectorate. News of his death sent shockwaves through Greece, and Greek nationalists, previously too fearful to take to the streets, have erupted in protest of Turkish rule, and demand an end to Turkish rule and the restoration of a free and independent Greece as a power in the Mediterranean Sea. Turkish officials have yet to name a successor to Cemal Gürsel, and the country has come under the administration of Greek army, which is in turn under the control of the Turkish High Command. (-Stability in Greece)

    MILITARIZATION IN THE BALTIC STATES. Riga, Latvia. The nations of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania spent a great deal of their funds building up their national militaries, and also suffered the economic problems associated with the lack of manpower. With unemployment relatively low in each of the countries, the manpower for the buildup came from the economies of each country. As a result, the economy in the region is leaner and an smaller, although an increase in productivity has managed to keep any significant loss in GDP from occurring. (-Stability in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania)

    ITALY INVESTS DOMESTICALLY. Naples, Italy. The Italian government spent significant funds this year bringing the southern part of the country up to the standards of the north. Southern Italy has always been relatively backwards, compared to northern Italy. A new project was begun, modernizing the transportation infrastructure in the south, as well as building new schools and such, so every Italian citizen has equal opportunity to learn to read, and possibly attend a university.

    INCREASED SUPPORT FOR CONSERVATIVE COALTION. Vilnius, Lithuania. The Lithuanian government has held rallies across the country this year, in an attempt to increase support for the ruling party. The ruling coalition of conservative parties has enjoyed a nice boost in support from the rallies, although they did not come without trouble from opposition leaders. Communists across the country staged protests to what they called “pandering to German capital” by the Lithuanian government. The Lithuanian police broke up the communist protests, and the leaders of the protests were deported to the USSR, but many fear that this is only the beginning of what could be a very unstable decade in the Baltic States. (-Stability in Lithuania; +Approval in Lithuania)

    SOVIET MODERNIZATION PROGRAM. Kiev, Soviet Union. The Soviet Union started three initiatives this year to boost the Soviet Economy. The first was the construction of new factories and the modernization of existing ones. The goal was not only to create new factories and increase the amount of goods created by the Soviets, but also to increase the quality of the goods. In a second initiative, the government invested funds into boosting the output of raw materials, mainly natural gas and oil. A new vein of oil was discovered in Siberia during the efforts, and there is more oil pumping. As part of the second initiative, the Soviets constructed a pipeline to Romania. The third initiative was the Soviet Space Agency, the world’s first official space agency, which brought a huge boost to Soviet prestige, and if successful, will bring a huge boost to Soviet influence around the world. (+EP in the Soviet Union)

    SWEDISH ECONOMIST GIVES CRITIQUE. Stockholm, Sweden. A Swedish economist by the name of Gunnar Myrdal has given a critique of the policies of John Maynard Keynes. Personally he is a strong Keynesian and his critique on Keynesian economics views it positively. However, he believes that it can be made better with a few adjustments. His work has been partly funded by the Swedish government, and there are rumors that the Swedish government will implement his theories in the near future, and perhaps some neighboring Scandinavian countries.

    THE KINGDOM OF SPAIN. Madrid, Spain. At the order of Francisco Franco, the Spanish State became the Kingdom of Spain this year. Franco has taken the position of Regent of the Throne of the Kingdom of Spain, and is selecting a suitable candidate to take the thrown. According to the decree, the new monarch will assume the throne upon the death or resignation of the current Regent, which is Francisco Franco, naturally. The Spanish public has reacted with neutrality for the most part, and most people don’t seem to care either way.

    DE GAULLE TOURS FRANCE. Bordeaux, France. The French Government organized a series of rallies for the Falangist party this year. Beginning in Bordeaux, Consul De Gaulle toured through the nation, and held rallies for the ruling party at each major city. Each rally was heavily publicized by the state media, and popular figures in France were present at each of the rallies. The final rally was held in Paris in the Axis Pavilion where the Axis Conference was held a few months prior. Contingents of the newly formed Citizen’s Guard were also present at the rallies, as well as the Imperial Guard in Paris, as the Emperor was also present. The rallies provided a major boost to French fascism, as support was renewed for De Gaulle and Napoleon IV, giving the appearance of unanimous support for the French government.

    NORTH AMERICA

    KENNEDY OVER NIXON. Washington, United States. In one of the closest elections in United States history, John Fitzgerald Kennedy defeated Richard Milhous Nixon to become the next President of the United States. Running on a platform of anti-Communism, as well as renewed and expanded welfare and neutrality in Europe, Kennedy managed to gain enough votes to win. Although Nixon won the popular vote, Kennedy got key wins in several states to win the Electoral College vote. One of the youngest Presidents in history, his youthful character managed to invigorate a new generation of Americans, providing him with the key votes that has brought him the highest office in the wealthiest nation in the world.

    STABILITY IN GUATEMALA. Guatemala City, Guatemala. Things have generally stabilized in Guatemala, as the dictator consolidated control over the country. A group of socialists were rooted out and the uprising they were planning was destroyed before it ever got off the ground. Guatemala was already one of the more stable countries in the region, but recent events have made it one of the most stable countries in all of Latin America. (+Stability in Guatemala)

    BLACKS DEMAND EQUALITY. Birmingham, United States. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr has organized what he calls the “Birmingham Campaign,” which is a series of organized peaceful protests centered around the city of Birmingham, Alabama, one of the most racially divided cities in the United States. Black citizens have begun boycotts, with support from sympathetic whites. The State of Alabama banned the NAACP a few years ago, which has brought it into the spotlight of the Civil Rights Movement, and the moves, organized by Dr. King and the SCLC, have so far not managed to bring any significant change. However, the entire nation is yet further on edge as the Civil Rights Movement still grows in the national spotlight. (-Stability in the United States)

    PANAMA GAINS STABILITY. Panama City, Panama. The country of Panama joined the Coalition of American States, which has brought it increased trade with Colombia, and greater influence in Central America. The move also brought the ruling oligarchy greater support from the United States, which has in turn increased its control over the country and in turn increased the stability of the country in general. (+Stability in Panama)

    TROUBLE IN NICARAGUA. Managua, Nicaragua. Trouble with socialists has spread in Central America, as a renewed effort by socialist guerillas has caused the ruling Somoza family to break a sweat. Socialists have managed to gain ground and establish control over a few more small towns, and raids have managed to keep the guerillas supplied. However, fears of an American intervention have kept the socialists from making any huge pushes. (-Stability in Nicaragua)

    DISSENT IN QUEBEC. Montreal, Canada. The Québécois in Canada staged protests against the Canadian government in 1960, requesting greater autonomy and also identifying with their French roots. Nothing major came of the protests, though they have also protested membership in the CAS and alleged control of Canada by the United States. So far, the Québécois have been allowed to protest with no major crackdown, but have been warned that violence will be met with force.

    MODERNIZATION OF MEXICO. Mexico City, Mexico. The Mexican government invested a great deal into improving the infrastructure of Mexico. Emphasis was placed on Mexico City and the surrounding areas, but funds were also distributed to connect the entire country through a modern road network. So far, there have been some economic benefits in the capitol area, but it is expected that there needs to be much more effort into connecting the country to see huge gains. (+EP in Mexico)

    INTERSTATE HIGHWAY SYSTEM. St Louis, United States. In his last year in office, President Eisenhower signed into law the Interstate Highway Act, which authorizes and funds the construction of a system of highways that will connect every major city in the nation when completed. This is the largest infrastructure project ever undertaken by the United States, and officials say that it will provide many jobs to Americans, and provide a huge permanent boost to the economy when completed. So far, few highways have begun construction, and even fewer completed, but that will change as the act takes full effect and plans are finalized for large highways spanning the entire country.

    DUST SETTLES IN CUBA. Havana, Cuba. Things have settled down in Cuba after the Cuban Revolution ended in American intervention and the establishment of Cuba as an American protectorate. Most Cubans feel that the current situation is more stable than it was before the revolution, but would prefer it if Cuba was independent and could set its own course. However, things have not settled entirely, the presence of American troops is the only thing preventing Cuba from falling into civil war. (+Stability in Cuba)
     
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    SOUTH AMERICA

    BRAZILAIN MILITARY SEARCHES FOR NOTHING. Sao Paulo, Brazil. The Brazilian government has initiated a large effort to search through the Amazon Rainforest in an effort to crack down on alleged drug operations occurring there. However, so far they have had zero results. The mission came after there was reported to be a large operation on the Colombian border. However, no such operations have been found by aircraft patrolling the skies in search of them. So far, the move has been a major bust, but some fear that the government could have used this merely as a training exercise for future military operations in other countries in the region.

    BOLIVIAN OFFICIAL ASSASSINATED. Sucre, Bolivia. A local official in Bolivia was assassinated by a local socialist group after he refused to comply with the demands of the local socialist faction. The country remains polarized over the future of the country. This was simply part of a growing socialist movement within Bolivia. However, the move also fueled a growing reactionary movement, bent on restoring Bolivia’s place in South America, a place it lost after various wars with Chile and Peru, mainly. Regardless, the country is becoming more and more split along these lines and tensions look to get higher in the coming years. (-Stability in Bolivia)

    ACCIDENT IN VENEZUELA. Caracas, Venezuela. A major oil rig exploded in Venezuela this year, causing the death of several workers. The country gains most of its income from oil exports, and the explosion caused the Venezuelan economy to experience a small hiccup as things adjusted to the changes. However, the country has managed to mostly recover from the damage, although the new buyers for oil must be found as things have reshaped themselves after the accident. (-EP in Venezuela)

    BRAZILIANS SLASH TAXES ON POOR. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Brazilian government enacted tax cuts on its poorest citizenry this year, in an effort to give the economy a boost. The move has managed to increase sales in goods in services, and for the most part has been successful in helping the Brazilian economy. However, although the economy is doing well, Brazilian income has decreased as a result of less tax revenue. (+Stability in Brazil; -EP in Brazil)

    PARAGUAYAN REFORMS BRING ECONOMIC GROWTH. Asuncion, Paraguay. The Paraguayan government enacted some economic reforms this year, which managed to provide a local economic boom, as the country moves closer to modernization. New industries are opening up, although the counties status as a small landlocked state is still quite constricting to its ability to conduct foreign trade. However, some Paraguayan leaders have expressed hope that they might be able to join the CAS, which will give them increased access to more markets in the region. (+EP in Paraguay)

    TENSIONS RISE IN COLOMBIA. Bogota, Colombia. Tensions between various factions rise in Colombia after the Falangist revolution in Venezuela. The local Falangist contingent has grown in popularity, but there are also liberals and socialists. All three factions are attempting to gain control over the countries government, although no significant changes have occurred so far. As various movements grow in popularity, people are abandoning the conservative cause of the current government. However, despite having approval fall through the floor, no elections have taken place yet. (-Approval in Colombia; -Stability in Colombia)

    FALANGIST TAKE CONTROL IN VENEZUELA. Caracas, Venezuela. Falangists took control of Venezuela in 1960, and Falangist Party Founder Enrique Bozo was elected President of Venezuela. What happened next was known as the “Cultural Revolution.” The Catholic Church and the Falangist government came together, forming what is essentially a union between church and state. Rallies were held starting on Independence Day, in an effort to prove that the Venezuelan people have come together before and can do it again. But most importantly, the economy of Venezuela has come under a vast change. The corrupt capitalist institutions were overthrown, and a new system was put into place. (+Stability in Venezuela; +Approval in Venezuela; +EP in Venezuela)

    COLOMBIA MILITARIZES. Bogota, Colombia. The Colombian government has increased military spending, due to the recent change of administration in Venezuela, which has been deemed hostile to Colombian interests. The increased military presence has also managed to keep the country relatively stable. However, the as the regional tensions rise, it’s hard to tell just what will happen anymore. (+Stability in Colombia)

    ASIA​

    FRENCH COERCE THAILAND. Bangkok, Thailand. France initiated a blockade of Thailand this year, cutting off all Thai trade in the Gulf of Siam. At the same time, land forces in Indochina began amassing along the Thai border. Then French fighter aircraft based from carriers in the Gulf of Siam, as well as land based aircraft in Indochina, established air superiority over Bangkok and the surrounding region. Once the French had made the strength of their forces known, they delivered the following ultimatum to Siam. “In order to ensure that the balance of power in East Asia is maintained, and communism does not corrupt the Siamese nation and the Indochinese Peninsula, we feel it is necessary you grant us military access to station troops in your nation to consolidate the front against communism in East Asia. We ask that you comply with this measure, but if you fail to do so, we are prepared to ensure that this utmost important goal within our foreign policy is met in full. A blockade will be levied upon your nation, until such time as you comply with our just and reasonable request." The Thai government resisted the demands for a short time, but eventually due to rising internal issues from the blockade, as well as increasing pressure from Paris to concede. (-Stability in Thailand; Thailand status changed to French Protectorate)

    USSR BAILS OUT CHINA. Beijing, China. The People’s Republic of China found itself in a bit of a financial pickle this year when it found its coffers to be empty. Fortunately, the Chinese neighbor and fellow communist state, the Soviet Union, was able to provide China with a loan to bridge the gap. The move had a similar effect as what happened in the United Kingdom. The Chinese economy suffered a bit of a hiccup, while the Soviet economy experienced a bit of a boost. (-EP in China; +EP in USSR)

    TURKO-ARAB BORDER INCIDENT. Damascus, Arab Federation. The border between the Turkish Federation and the Arab Federation has always been highly militarized, which was noted this year when the Arabs flatly refused a Turkish attempt at negotiating a reduction in border forces. Things went in the opposite direction when the Arab Federation then closed its borders with Turkey. However, things almost came to war when an apparent miscommunication near the Euphrates river caused an Arab patrol to then stray into Turkish territory. A Turkish patrol ran across the Arab patrol, and a minor firefight initiated. Although several soldiers were injured on both sides, none were killed. Fortunately, both sides reported engaging the enemy, and when the Turkish and Arab commands were notified of the conflict, local officers managed to negotiate a cease fire between the forces. The fragile peace still remains in the Middle East, but only time will tell if the leaders of the two countries can negotiate a lasting peace, or if long held hard feeling over the last war will come to a head and send the region into another bloody war. Nevertheless, the people on both sides were outraged by the attacks, and there is a growing movement in each country demanding the other side is punished. (-Stability in the Turkish Federation, Arab Federation)

    CHINA BEGINS INDUSTRIALIZATION PROGRAM. Shanghai, China. The Chinese government has authorized the construction of new factories across the country, modeled after the Five Year Plans initiated by Joseph Stalin many years ago that were so vastly successful. As well as the construction new factories, existing factories are undergoing modernization, increasing their output and productivity. Although these plans have been successful, the lack of agricultural modernization has significantly constricted the ability of the new factories to find the manpower needed to operate. (+EP in China)

    ARAB ENERGY PROGRAM. Baghdad, Arab Federation. The Arab Federation invested heavily into boosting the countries oil production this year, with the construction of numerous new oil rigs throughout the oil rich peninsula. A new refinery was also constructed, helping to serve the countries own oil needs. The government also invested into green technology, though many found it to be somewhat counterproductive. The governments reasoning was that the green technology would decrease the Federations own demand for oil, increasing the amount of oil they could export. Critics have noted that if the research is successful, it would decrease the overall demand for oil, thus decreasing the Arabs profits from exporting their oil. Regardless, the new oil has provided the country with increased oil exports, and has in turn contributed to further domestic development. (+EP in the Arab Federation)

    THAI’S FIGHT FRENCH OCCUPATION. Bangkok, Thailand. Although the Thai government conceded to the demands of the French, the Thai people have not. Soldiers from the Thai Army abandoned their posts, and began to resist French rule. The Thai Army also maintained a sizable force of irregulars, whose training, arms, and knowledge of the land have combined to make a deadly combination for the occupying French army, and the loyalist Thai forces. The southern part of the country, and the Bangkok region, has been secured by French and Thai forces, but the north remains very dangerous and unstable, and is under the control of various rebel groups. The French have total air superiority, and have begun using chemical weapons on the jungles to kill guerilla forces where possible. The fighting has been brutal and bloody, and most engagements have been limited to conflicts between small patrols. The rebels are to unorganized to begin a coordinated resistance, though that may change. (-3 Infantry, -1 Armored for France; -1 Infantry, -2 Irregulars, -1 Fighter Group, -Stability for Thailand)

    BHUTAN AND NEPAL MORE STABLE. Thimphu, Bhutan. The countries of Nepal and Bhutan have stabilized this year, despite reports of increased Chinese activity in each of them. Chinese agents were caught trying to create and fund a rebellion in Nepal, and the Nepalese government successfully petitioned India for support. Similar events took place in Bhutan. As a result, Indian troops have been sent to each of the tiny countries, in an effort to maintain the peace and keep the Chinese out. (+Stability in Nepal, Bhutan)

    IRAN BOOSTS OIL PRODUCTION. Tehran, Iran. The Iranian government has funded the construction of oil rigs in a recently discovered oil reserve in Iran. The rigs have naturally come under the control of the British-owned Persian Oil Company. The move has come under the question of some local leaders in the north, who question the Shahs use of public funds to further the British stranglehold on Iran’s energy reserves. (+EP in the United Kingdom; -Stability in Iran)

    INDIA FAVORS GERMANY. New Delhi, India. In recent parliamentary elections in India, a decisively pro-German majority formed. As a result, the Indian government has given several new trading privileges to the Germans, much to the chagrin of the British, who lost that trade. Germany is close to becoming India’s top foreign trade partner, a position enjoyed by the United Kingdom ever since the establishment of an independent India in 1957. Regardless, the European noose on Indian trade has only gotten tighter. (+EP in Germany, India; -EP in the United Kingdom)

    BURMESE INFRASTRUCTURE STABATOGED. Rangoon, United Kingdom. The United Kingdom invested significant funds into improving the infrastructure in British Burma. However, several new roads that were built were destroyed by local groups in protest of British rule. The move has not won them any favors in London, and a severe crackdown was quickly initiated on independence groups in the region. As a result, some fighting ensured, though nothing that was extremely serious. Regardless, a few roads built by the British will need to be redone, or left in a terrible state. (-1 Infantry for United Kingdom)

    AFRICA

    PROTESTS IN LIBERIA. Monrovia, Liberia. Some disgruntled Liberians staged protests against the long administration of William Tubman this year. Under his administration, Liberia has maintained close relations with the United States, but some fear that the ever increasing presence of American nationals in Liberia is a sign that the Yankees might be coming to establish control of Liberia as their own colony. Regardless of if there is any truth to their claims, the country has been somewhat destabilized as a result. (-Stability in Liberia; -Approval in Liberia)

    FRENCH SETTLEMENT POLICY. Algiers, France. The French Empire enacted a new settlement policy in French West Africa this year. The French military was present to protect the settlers, and natives have been ordered to comply with the demands of the new settlers, or face the consequences. So far few settlers have gone to Africa, but the French government has stated that the situation will change in the coming years, and they are expecting a large influx of white settlers into French West Africa in the coming years. So far, few tribes have been affected by the new policy, and no clashes have occurred.

    NEW SOUTH AFRICAN GOLD MINE. Johannesburg, South Africa. The South African government authorized the construction of a new gold mine this year, in the Witwatersrand region near Johannesburg. The mine provides the apartheid state with a valuable resource on the world market, which is vital to the ruling party to maintain control over the African majority. (+EP in South Africa)

    RENEWED FIGHTING IN NIGERIA. Lagos, United Kingdom. A renewed independence movement in Nigeria surfaced last year, culminating in the start of a short civil war. Independence fighters formed in the northern part of the colony, and managed to establish control over significant swaths of land in northern Nigeria before the British Army arrived. However, the British Army quickly put down the uprising, culminating in the attack on the last rebel stronghold in Abuja. The fighting there was quick but bloody, but the rebels were broke and the leaders executed. (-1 Infantry, United Kingdom)

    ITALIANS INITIATE INFRASTRUCTURE INITIATIVE. Tripoli, Italian Africa. The Italian government authorized the construction of roads and rails in Italian Africa this year, notably the construction of the Tripoli-Mogadishu Rail Line. The new railroad will connect both ends of the Italian colonies, and Italian officials hope that it will significantly increase trade within Italian Africa. Major urban centers will also receive road renovations, which will help spur increased trade within them. (+Italian EP)

    MILITARY ACADEMY IN SOUTH AFRICA. Pretoria, South Africa. The South African government constructed a national Military Academy this year. The results have been mostly positive thus far, and the assistance of advisors from the Axis of Nations helped to quickly bring the South African military up to modern standards. (+Army Quality in South Africa)

    OCEANIA

    OCEANIC TOURISM BOOST. Sydney, Australia. The entire region of Oceania experienced great growth in the tourism industry this year, as tourists from Europe and the Americas came in droves after heavy advertising campaigns first initiated by New Zealand, then quickly followed by Australia. The boom in tourism has positively affected the entire economies in the region, as the drop in unemployment from new hiring in tourism had a ripple effect through the entire economy of the region, causing everything to generally improve. (+EP in Australia, New Zealand)

    NEW ZEALAND HEALTHCARE. Wellington, New Zealand. The government of New Zealand enacted significant healthcare reforms, forming a hybrid private-public system. Previously the government maintained what was a fully public system, but declining quality over the past decade spurred the government into action. It will take several years for the new system to take effect, as parts of it are phased in. Officials say that it will provide some competitiveness to the countries healthcare system, causing an increase in quality of service.

    AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT IN AUSTRALIA. Canberra, Australia. The Australian government enacted a program this year with the aim of making the land used by farms more fertile. The state has provided farms in south and east Australia with irrigation equipment, making the land they farm more fertile and crops more abundant and richer. The project has focused on ultimately increasing production of beef, wool, and dairy products, some of Australia’s most important exports. (+EP in Australia)
     
  11. Ceoladir

    Ceoladir Inconceivable!

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    Spoiler :

    OOC/OTHER

    In the interest of getting the update out, I have not updated the stats yet. However, they will come quickly. Also, I am going to be rebalancing them a bit, so don’t be surprised if they look a little different then you are expecting above. The rebalancing will come to EP and stability totals, though mostly just to stability. There will be very few changes to EP other than natural changes over the course of the year.

    The due date for Update 2 orders will be released when the stats are posted.
     
  12. Double A

    Double A WAAAH

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    ... you do realize the roads would help you at least as much as the UK, right?

    Anyway, under British rule you have soared, and we would like for you rise even higher. You're seeing hostility where there is none. Calm the crap down.

    This is what happens when you type a 5 instead of a 3.
     
  13. Lord of Elves

    Lord of Elves Suede-Denim Secret Police

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    Freedom! Tastes good, eh? Welcome to the machine.

    From: Third French Empire
    To: Venezuela

    We officially recognize the falangist government of Venezuela as rightful sovereign of that nation.
     
  14. Ceoladir

    Ceoladir Inconceivable!

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    A small price to pay for freedom.

    To: France
    From: Thailand


    We've seen rotten month old cat that has tasted better.
     
  15. Double A

    Double A WAAAH

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    So you'd rather live in the mud and be perpetually at war with the strongest island nation on the planet than just live in peace? Good thing you're thinking of your children so much.
     
  16. momo1000

    momo1000 Chieftain

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    No Swiss info :(
     
  17. Lord of Elves

    Lord of Elves Suede-Denim Secret Police

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    We are proud to announce that Venezuela has joined the international fraternity of the Axis of Nations. We hope this is the beginning of many years of friendship between France and Venezuela, and we intend to further cement this friendship by sending a diplomatic mission to Caracas as a message to the world of the Axis' unanimous support for the fascist revolution in Venezuela and across the globe.
     
  18. Julius Gandi

    Julius Gandi The Foreign Disease

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    To ensure the safety and sovereignty of our people, Falangist Venezuela has officially joined the fraternity of like minded nations known as the Axis.
     
  19. Milarqui

    Milarqui Chieftain

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    We welcome our friends and fellow Spanish-speakers to the Axis.
     
  20. Double A

    Double A WAAAH

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    Finally, someone has listened to the voice of reason! Welcome to the Axis.
     

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