Discussion in 'Never Ending Stories' started by Goober, May 2, 2006.
Meh...Rar! World Bank and IMF exist I assume.
Maybe you should check next time before copy/pasting some website's platform
The citizens are guided by emotions, a nice emotional appeal to their morals and some pictures of starving children will do well.
The written paragraph is mine, the bullet points are the websites just told more specifically and technically.
its about time someone said what silver said... seriously
For the record, the World Bank and IMF both exist, created in 1945 and 1955 respectively. The WTO was created in 1995. We currently have GATT, the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade. Essentially, nations around the world meet every 5ish years, and try and hammer our commonly accepted rules involving trade. Generally, they try to work towards more transparent rules, and free trade around the world.
I am not going to comment on what silver said, maybe 'cause my internal biases would cause me to vent at "fair" trade ... When it comes to trade and economies, I am very biased and deeply Conservative ...
The Update "should" be done today ...
*is angry if invaded*
You'll pay for this Storm!
*looks at the stats*
In one of the next NESes!
GoobNES02: The Cold Civil War Update 4 – “Begin, the technology wars!”
Annual World Report as at December 31, 1969
USA Lands a Man on the Moon!
Soviets invade Yugoslavia!
Marxists launch new campaign in Philippines!
Sweden declares neutrality, and bows out of ITO.
Confederate Scandal, Boycott and Census results.
Afghanistan Elections – Example for other Muslim nations?
Economic collapse in Uruguay as Agriculture prices fall.
The Natives of South America – Left behind for good?
Protests mount in South Korea for full Democracy!
Can apologies from WGermany and Japan erase the effects of WWII?
Negotiations yield new Government in Iran!
Franco orders massive crackdown on “wretched communists” amid increasing violence.
Do Ivory Coast and Nigeria represent renewed hope for Africa?
Brazilian Government overrules, compensates Natives for land!
”Everlasting Peace” declared over Kashmir. Will it last?
CSA resolves Cyprus dispute!
WAR! Israel takes West Bank, defends against attack!
Elections held in Laos and Cambodia
New Government in Saudi Arabia!
USA Lands Man on the Moon
The USA has been perceived by some to be losing the Cold War. The USA has never fully recovered from the humiliation when the CSA successfully revolted. It now has to face off against the USSR, a vast powerful nation at the dizzying pinnacle of its strength. In the hearts and minds of many in the USA and ITO, the Soviets were, if not winning, then gaining the upper hand. The USA needed something, a major event, to try and make people believe once again in the American Dream. This year, it might just have done that. It has managed to gain a “first” in Space, and a very spectacular one at that. The Americans have successfully landed a Man on the Moon. The First Person from the planet Earth to step foot on a different terrestrial body is named Neil Armstrong.
The mission was carried out in total absolute secrecy. There were absolutely no leaks from the White House, no early reports, nothing. In fact, the USA announced that the launch from its Costa Rican base was merely a test. Few payed any attention to it. The launch, as we found out after, was the USA launching their shuttle. It successfully went up to the Moon, and the lander departed, and landed on the surface. For around 5 hours, the astronauts explored the Moon, and gathered some rock samples. Grainy video has been brought back proving what the Americans managed to do. Scientists are studying the rock samples brought back.
What is more important here is the fact that the mission was carried out so successfully. In the USA, and many ITO nations, there were massive parades and festivities celebrating this triumph. Opinion polls for leaders shot up. It seems that there is a renewed sense of confidence among the populations in the USA and ITO nations. They feel they have gone on the offensive, and achieved a great victory in space. Of course, as the AWR shall report later, other events will dampen this feeling. For the moment, citizens of the “free world” can revel in their glorious “victory”. What we don’t know is how long the effects of this achievement will last.
Soviets launch surprise invasion of Yugoslavia!
Just when the populations of ITO thought they were winning the Cold War, or at least turning the tables, the Soviets decided to stop those thoughts cold. The nation of Yugoslavia has recently been undergoing some dramatic changes. In recent years, it has been moving towards Democracy. It used to be a Socialist Dictatorship, but the leader decided to start democratization. It wasn’t an easy road, but it occurred. Elections were held, and freedoms were being granted. The economy was taking off, and the people were happy. Unfortunately, this period of happiness was about to come to a brutal, unexplained end.
In 48 hours, that all changed. And drastically. It started with a bombardment of the sort never seen before by the world. The Soviets decided to start their invasion by bombing. The Soviet planes came in droves. Tons and tons of bombs were dropped. Satellite photos obtained by the AWR show that the vast majority of military installations in the country were bombed, and strategic locations. The Soviets were precise and deadly accurate. They seemed to know where all the important locations were. The bombs just kept on coming. Precisely 24 hours later, it ended. Then the Soviet tanks rolled in. The remainder of the Yugoslav Military put up a good fight, but they were mostly in shock. Without their senior commanders, they could not do much. Some gave up, many fought, until the Soviets crushed them.
The aftermath was brutal. Yugoslav civilians, in many areas, tried to protest against what the Soviets were doing. They tried to take up arms. Independence groups tried to declare independence. The Soviets simply crushed them. We don’t know how many died in the process. A Moscow puppet regime is being established in Belgrade. Soviet troops have orders to shoot first and ask questions later. Their have been attempts to resolve the situation through dialogue, but the Soviets refuse any such attempt. The reasoning for invading, according to the official propaganda, was because the Yugoslavs were deviating from true Socialism towards Capitalism. ITO and CAN immediately condemned the move, calling it genocide, and an unprovoked attack. There wasn’t much they could do, however. The Red Army has crushed a nation. This is a warning to the world. It could represent a dangerous new chapter in the Cold War. It could be an isolated invasion. Nobody knows quite yet.
(USSR: 25 Bombers, 15 Fighters and Interceptors, 7,500 Regulars, 50 Special, 70 Tanks;
OOC – Cleric, you are still “Yugoslavia”. Stormy has control of most of the country, but you control the remnants of your regime. I can tell you more info by PM, if you like.
Marxists relaunch campaign in Philippines!
The Marxists in the Philippines never really went away. What they did was to go into recession. They decided to participate in the elections, believing they could win. They didn’t. They came close, but ultimately no cigar. Then came the internal debates within the group. Part of them wanted to continue attacking the government, the other part wanted to participate in the Government. Relations between the two sides got very acrimonious. Eventually, they decided to split. After about 4 months of preparing, the attacks began again in the Philippines. Yes, they are by a force that is weakened, and much smaller. But the attackers are the extremists. They are fully committed and ready to die for their cause, which is making the Philippines into a Marxist state. They have been attacking police and government establishments, and avoiding civilian areas, wherever possible. Thus far, unlike the previous insurgency, they are committing far less attacks, and their support among the population is far lower. But they still are a force to be reckoned with in the Philippines.
Sweden declares neutrality, bows out of ITO
It was a move that all expected to occur very shortly. The announcement came from the governing part that recently won elections. Following up on a part of their Platform, Sweden has withdrawn from ITO. It has passed a law declaring itself, for all intents and purposes, totally neutral in all affairs, except those which directly impact Sweden. Sweden is maintaining a force of 5,000 Regular Forces to be used for ITO missions, and 200 Tanks. Sweden also decided to demilitarize. Except for what are essentially highly trained and better equipped “Defence Forces”, Sweden does not have a military. This doesn’t really impact ITO. It still has a lot of members. Sweden never participated very much anyway, and was always advocating for pacifism within this organization. In Sweden, most are in favour of these moves. No comment was immediately available from ITO.
The Confederacy: Census results, Boycott and Scandal
This has been a very interesting year for the Confederacy. Three major events have grabbed the headlines, and all of them could be good or bad for the CSA. The AWR will summarize them:
The largest event gripping the headlines is a major scandal within the Democrats. This party has ruled the CSA for many years, with the hardline True Democrats essentially their only opposition. It appears that the Democrats might finally be unseated though. A major scandal has erupted within their party. It was a classic case of bribery. Several members of the Democrats, sitting in Congress, were determined to be accepting bribes from large companies, in exchange for turning a blind eye to some illegal practises those companies were doing. Normally, the companies would be fined. They managed to bribe the right people to ensure that didn’t happen. The scandal has ripped apart the Democrats right before elections. Interestingly, it appears that the President, Goldwater, has mostly escaped the damage. Polls indicate that support for the Democrats has crashed, and support for the True Democrats has skyrocketed. The public is justifiably outraged by this. But there is another trend. Many Confederates believe that the Dems weren’t doing enough to defend their nation from events such as the Boycott, and aren’t doing enough to promote the CSA on the world stage. Goldwater remains popular, though. He is at 60% support, after it was proven that he had nothing to do with the scandal. It appears likely that the Democrats will lose the upcoming election, given their sharp drop in popularity. Whatever happens, there has been a major scandal, and it just ripped apart one of the largest and most successful political parties in the world.
This Census was always one to be watched. The last census showed that Blacks made up around 50% of the population in the CSA. That was around 10 years ago. The newest Census shows that 57% of the population is Black. 40% of the population is White, and the remainder is Latin. This is a major surprise to the nation, and is leading to some controversy. It is, needless to say, a wake-up call for some white people. There are calls to limit the population of black people, as to ensure that they do not eventually outnumber whites in such numbers that they could eventually start an uprising. That is the greatest fear gripping many in the CSA, that the blacks will someday so outnumber the whites that they will easily be able to rise up and overthrow them. There are always rumours about Black people getting weapons from a source, and then overthrowing the CSA Government. Of course, this is unlikely to happen, since the CSA has elaborate and extensive security measures, and is likely to be able to easily detect a shipment and distribution of weapons.
The boycott is the final subject that is affecting the CSA. Most previous boycotts have been somewhat small. This one is very different. For once, it is big. No, huge might be a better word. This organization has office space in several major cities solely for organizing it. It has serious amounts of cash that it is readily spending on advertisements, and various awareness campaigns. It is also getting support from various pro-Nationalist organizations, and some major companies. It has started a sticker campaign, which is proving quite effective. It ahs teamed up with several major companies that don’t operate in the USA to sticker their products as not being made using slave labour. In some countries, this group has started putting stickers on well known products made by slave labour. The CSA is fighting against this with a campaign of its own, trying to convince people that it is not treating it’s labourers as bad as people think. They are showing images of labourers living in relatively good conditions, and appearing happy and well-fed. Of course, this can’t really compete with the simple truth that, under CSA law, these labourers have no rights and are treated as essentially pieces of equipment. Companies in the CSA are beginning to report slight drop in sales. Some are considering moving to other nations, perhaps South America or nations like Japan or Malaysia. Time can only tell how this trend continues.
Afghani Elections – Example for it’s neighbours?
Afghanistan can now be considered a truly Democratic nation. With help from India and some other nations, it has transformed itself into a democracy. It recently held elections for it’s form of Parliament and President. In a massive ceremony in Kabul, the King handed over most of his powers with one signature, and also enshrined the Constitution, putting many basic freedoms and rights in place for the first time. Afghanis are generally in favour of these steps. Turnout in the election was high, and the results were generally respected as being fair. A coalition of fairly moderate religious parties won the election. They pledge to ensure that Afghanistan remains Muslim, while enhancing their democracy and economy. Some Afghani Muslims are angered that the Constitution was “forced” upon the nation, however, and are demanding that it be put to a National Referendum. They insist that most Afghanis would vote for a form of democracy with religious imams having a role in government. This debate is relatively minor. Many are heralding these elections as an example for other Muslim states.
Economic Collapse in Uruguay as agriculture prices fall
Uruguay is a nation which depends on exports of Agriculture to maintain it’s economy. It’s people are mostly farmers. Unfortunately for this country, the price of agriculture has been dropped. Recently, that drop in price has accelerated as farms in nations like the Soviet Union, USA, Europe and CSA get more technologically advanced, and production prices fall. Farmers in Uruguay found they could not compete any more, and the Uruguay government does not have the funds to subsidize them. The result has been a total economic collapse. Banks stopped lending money after it realized that many people would not be able to pay them back. They started demanding that loans be paid back. Many people refused, and tried to withdraw money. Banks, facing bankruptcy, refused. The Government tried to intervene, and only made the situation worse. The unemployment rate skyrocketed as millions lost their jobs. The economy of this nation has all but ground to a halt. It needs a serious infusion of money, and help to stabilize it’s economy. It has appealed to CAN and the CSA for help, as well as it’s neighbours. Uruguay was always a unique nation, since it was so dependent on agriculture. One can only hope that nations around the world learn from this lesson, and diversify their economies.
Will SAmerican Natives be left behind forever?
The Native people in South America have never been treated well. They have been humiliated, discriminated against, and, in some cases, put in “camps”. Now, South America is starting to emerge from it’s past of dictatorship and economic stagnation. With pressure and help from the CSA, the Bolivar Plan is starting to revitalize this part of the world. In nations like Colombia, Venezuela and Brazil, insurgencies are being crushed, mostly by force. These nations are stabilizing, and this is allowing people to start contributing to the economy. Millions are emerging to compete on the world stage. For the most part, this doesn’t include the native peoples of South America. They remain in dire poverty, living from day to day off donations and scraps. They are mostly uneducated and have little to no access to proper health care. Nobody seems to care much about them though. They have no voice in the world, they really can’t do much about their situation. It remains to be seen if these people, who inhabited this continent for so long, will be able to thrive in the countries in which they now live.
Protests in South Korea mount for Democracy!
South Korea is a nation still technically at war. It is heavily supported by the USA, and remains an oddity in ITO in that it is not yet a democracy. But, according to new reports, it is working towards that. It has allowed local elections, and has promised a Democratic Constitution “soon”. That can’t come soon enough for many in South Korea, however. They want control over their nation, and are starting to protest to demand it. After all, they say, it doesn’t take 2+ years to come up with a Democratic Constitution when there are so many examples in the world. The protests are mounting, but they truly are peaceful, and tempered by the fact that their nation is still technically at war. Regarding reconciliation, a new poll in South Korea shows that 68% of the population is in favour of uniting with the North. Of course, that is assuming the nations don’t go back to war, and that they can agree to reunite again.
Can apologies erase the effects of WWII?
West Germany decided to follow the lead of Japan this year, and apologize for the effects of World War II that nation inflicted upon the world. It announced several measures to try and aid the victims, such as opening up Nazi Records to track down lost loved ones, and helping to return stolen or looted property to it’s rightful owners. It also announced that it will be opening a museum dedicated to the memories of the war. West Germany has gone farther then Japan in this, and has earned the praise of many around the world. But can these acts change the images of these two nations in many around the world? They just might. These small steps, apologies, returning looted objects, are very small steps. But they are steps on the road to healing for most, say psychologists. What Germany and Japan are doing just might be the solution to healing their reputations and stereotypes around the world. They might allow many to forgive these nations, which will undoubtedly be good for these nations. Of course, the events of the Cold War between the three superpowers does overshadow what these nations are trying to do, which some say is unfortunate.
Iranian Forces agree to new Government, Constitution!
The brutal Civil War which was enveloping this country had the potential to be a long and brutal one. It involved forces which were well-equipped and very well motivated. It was also very messy, with towns changing hands frequently, and civilians being caught in the crossfire. It took the Soviet Union to step in and negotiate a peace. Their Foreign Minister sat down with the leadership of the Fundamentalist and Democratic/Reformist forces, and negotiated a new Constitution for the country. Essentially, the leading Imams and Clerics of the country will select a “Supreme Ayatollah”, which will be the Supreme Leader of the country. His role will be mostly ceremonial, signing new laws, etc. The real power will lie with the Council of Imams and the Parliament. The Parliament will be elected every 5 years, and will propose new laws. The Council must approve them before they become law, and are signed by the Supreme Leader. Having agreed upon this government structure, the two sides agreed to stop fighting each other, and to work to rout the remainder of the old regime, and have a new stable government in Tehran. Of course, some within both camps are not happy with the new agreement, but Iranians generally seem content with it. It is, as they say, better then the Shah, and can be changed if they wish.
CAN takes over Colonies as Spain crushes “communists”
Some thought that Stalin’s purges against his own people were the worst the world would ever see for a long time. Unfortunately, General Franco in Spain tried to outdo him. Now that CAN had taken over responsibility for his colonies, he was free to go after some insurgencies in the Basque and Catalan regions with a vengeance. The AWR has reports of brutal attacks against anybody who is trying to even protest against Franco’s regime. We have unconfirmed reports of genocide and indiscriminate killings in certain regions where anti-Government sentiments are high. Of course, within Spain, the insurgencies are characterized as “Communist Uprisings”, which, in the eyes of some, makes the actions totally justifiable. We have no idea how many have died. We have no idea if Franco has been successful. What we do know is that many has died, and many more will die, if Franco keeps up at the present pace.
In other news involving Spain and Portugal, they have formally handed over control of their African Colonies to CAN. The CSA promptly responded by allowing the people in these colonies to have some more rights, as well as sending some of their troops to “stabilize” those colonies. We have reports the CSA has been somewhat successful, but Mozambique appears to be worsening, of all of the colonies. We are receiving reports of an organized anti-CAN movement that is fairly strong and well armed. We will keep you updated on these events.
The Ivory Coast and Nigeria: Hope for Africa?
As the vast majority of this continent suffers under the reign of dictators and civil war, there are some potential lights on the horizon for this bright continent. Two of the brightest are Nigeria and the Ivory Coast. The Ivory Coast produces lots of cocoa and rubber, which brings them much needed foreign cash. Unlike most nations, the Ivory Coast has used this for the betterment of the nation. They are investing in their nation, in their infrastructure. They remain a fully democratic nation. Nigeria is much the same story. Recent surveys show this nation has large quantities of Oil, and reports are coming out of Nigeria that large multinational companies have been given contracts to allow them to start to exploit this oil. These revenues could allow Nigeria to modernize the nation, and bring its millions out of poverty. Of course, Nigeria suffers from high corruption and poverty. But, both of these nations continue to be democrat, and thrive, as much as any African nation can. In this continent, which is mostly ignored and forgotten by many in the world, a democratic country with an expanding economy is a rarity.
It appears that the Congo might be slowly coming under the control of a central government as well. This vast nation was a failed experiment by Belgium and France. The theory was a large nation with a powerful central government would be more stable. Congo is trying to undo that by giving more power to the various regions and cultures in the country. It is also working with large companies around the world to exploit the vast natural resources of this country. If Congo can slowly stabilize itself, and get revenues flowing in from their resources, then this country might just have a chance at emerging from it’s bloody past.
Brazil expropriates, compensates Natives for Land!
Brazil’s massive infrastructure project can now go ahead, thanks to the actions of the Brazilian Government. They decided to use a rarely used law, and expropriate land from Natives needed for their projects. To ensure that the Natives did not get too upset at this, they have been compensating them, giving them billions of dollars for this land. This has effectively allowed the Government to avoid the results of a nasty lawsuit raging in the courts, and ensure that it’s project can still go ahead. For Brazil, this might be a major victory. This project would connect Brazil to many of it’s neighbours, and will allow the country to open up to the world like never before. Given that Brazil is a large powerful nation in South America, the effect of this lawsuit might accelerate the economic growth in this continent.
Kashmir “officially resolved”, according to Pakistan and India
This is a historic sign. Kashmir was a dispute which caused two vast nations to go to war. Several times. The dispute has finally been permanently resolved. The parliaments and Governments in both nations officially accepted the Chenab Formula for resolving the dispute, splitting Kashmir between their two nations. Both nations are rapidly withdrawing their troops to the new border. The roadblocks to this occurring were immense. But, with two signatures, and a very rare handshake between their leaders, India and Pakistan declared Kashmir permanently resolved.
This is very historic, and means that both of these nations can now focus on other, more important issues. Pakistan needs to focus on ensuring that it can stay united, with East Pakistan growing more and more restless by the day. India needs to try and revive it’s sluggish economy, which might mean opening up to the world. It also must try and resolve the poverty which is so crippling in many parts of this vast country. Both nations have problems to contend with, but they did resolve a major one.
CSA resolves Cyprus Dispute!
It took several days of heated, tense negotiations. Both Turkey and Greece have acrimonious histories, which meant that both sides were reluctant to agree on anything. But, with some pushing from the CSA, both sides finally agreed to resolve Cyprus. The agreement is fairly simple: Cyprus will become a new nation. It will be democratic, with a certain number of seats reserved for Greek and Turkish Cypriots based on their populations. The Government must be one that is composed of Turkish and Greek Cypriots. Both sides reluctantly agreed to it. Reports delivered to the AWR show that neither side particularly likes the agreement, but neither side really wants to risk all-out war. The plan is being implemented, and both sides are working towards establishing the new government.
Israel takes West Bank, defends against Arabic Assault!
Both sides claim the other started it. Israel decided to end it. Israel, in a move worthy of Hitler’s blitzkrieg, or Shelepin’s invasion of Yugoslavia, decided to take the West Bank, in a move to “halt Muslim aggressions”. It was a very quick and decisive war. The Jordanians tried their best to defend, but they ultimately couldn’t against one o the best trained armies on the planet. The Israelis were quick and surgical, invading, and then holding on to what they took. The Arabic world was incensed, and Jordan, Syria and Egypt immediately counterattacked. Unfortunately for them, the CSA and USA forces stationed in Israel defended major centers, while allowed the Israelis to do most of the fighting. Ultimately, the Arabic Armies failed, mostly crushed by the superior Israeli armies. This has been a crushing blow to the Arabs. Analysts warn that anti-Israeli sentiment is high in the region, and a new invasion shortly is likely. Given that the CSA and USA defended Israel, the Arabic nations are likely to ask the Soviets for assistance.
Presently, Israel is in charge of the West Bank. Fighting there continues, as the remaining Arabic forces are expelled. Israel’s economy has suffered during the fighting, but, as the fighting slowly stops, it should come back. Israelis overwhelmingly support the move to take the West Bank. It will increase their security, they feel. The war is not having a good impact upon their lives, but they will bounce back, as Israelis always seem to do. The situation is presently very tense. The Arabic Armies needs to restock and rearm to ensure that their next invasion is successful.
(CSA: 2,000 Troops, 50 Special, 20 Tanks; Egypt: 40,000 Regulars, 30 Special, 150 Tanks, 50 each Bombers, Fighters, Interceptors; Israel: 35,000 Regulars, 100 Special, 300 Tanks, 40 Fighters, 20 Interceptors; Jordan: 15,000 Regulars, 150 Tanks, 10 each Bombers, Fighters, Interceptors; Syria: 15,000 Regulars, 150 Tanks, 50 Special, 40 Fighters, 10 Bombers, 20 Interceptors)
Elections held in Laos and Cambodia!
Now that these two nations are finally stabilized, they have been able to hold Democratic Elections. Organized and supervised by India and Malaysia, these elections were probably the fairest in the history of these nations. Polls were set up around the nation, and, amid tight security, the people turned out in large numbers to vote. Many parts in these broken nations participated, but not all. There are some various insurgencies in these countries attempting to undo the progress, and turn the nation in a different direction. The new Governments are, of course, still getting their nation under control, making laws, and doing all the things associated with new governments. What has occurred here is a big step for the nations, and a big one for the region.
Saudi Arabia decides on new Government!
Something had to give in this desert Kingdom. The Monarchy had essentially totally lost power with the people. The Military was in control, and the General showed little interest in taking power, rare for a General. Nobody is quite sure who did it, but a compromise between the Fundamentalists and other forces was negotiated. The end result was similar to Iran, with a Council of Imams being able to veto or amend what an elected parliament said. The Monarchy remains, although in a very superficial position. The people seem content with this, and the Military remains in power. It should be said that some factions of the Fundamentalists are not happy with this move, and are demanding that they have total power.
Well that...wasn't much of a suprise. I figured Cleric would get in trouble for his democratizing.
Diplomacy shall come soon.
The stats aren't final are they? I remember paying off some debt and putting money ito my project as well as increasing the Automobile Trade of Italian cars in America, which should have made a difference in my economy.
OOC: Very nice update. Only question I have is, shouldn't Iryoku and Myaku both be 1/4 progress? Sorry for the error in my orders for the budget, just caught it myself.
You try to heal yourself from the cleric socialist syndrome and this is how you end up.
tsk tsk send me up any info you can goober. Still your story said it would be a decent army you would fight with...liar.
I believe this also means stats aren't done yet as well.
Cleric...what exactly did I lie about?
OOC: Eh. goober, will I by any chance get the money from last turn?
Stormbringer, he is saying the Yugoslavian Army is not a decently trained army.
We condemn your unilateral actions against the Arab nations. Withdraw from the West Bank.
We will introduce a UN Security Council Resolution that will call for an immediate ceasefire and the sending of a peacekeeping force to the West Bank.
*looks at CSA and grins* fresh meat indeed
From the Rebelion for Humanity
To the international community
You see now that blacks in the CSA control the majority and yet we have no rights, no freedoms how can this go on! HOW!
ooc dramatic enough?
Nevermind I misread something, your not a liar....but you are still on my hit list
Mayhem and Deterministic Chaos
The Reds have declared war....no actually they didnt, they just proceeded to bomb the crap of out of Yugoslavia. The goverment was in a wild rush...operating according to the contigency plan in case of Soviet Invasion. The plan was a relic of the old socialist government, but it was effective concerning matters of state secrets. An open war with the commies couldnt be won. Scientist, top politicians and the surviving military commanders were evacuated. Some by plane, others by escorted cars and speed boats across the borders of other democratic nations, the first objective beings to form a government in exile. Important papers in research facilities were bagged,tagged and shipped to safety. Several projects were cancelled pending the soviet invasion, suffering a silent death due to never getting funding, knowledge of their purpose or existence just faded into the darkness after the general purge of important government files. There was one thing however that could not be destroyed or taken away to safety. The nuclear research facility Krsko in the northeast of Slovenia. The blueprints for nuclear power plants and related facilities were completed this very year and were luckily taken out of the country, due to the facility itself not being too far from the border. It was nothing the Soviets didnt have, but it was a too expensive project to fall into the hands of the enemy.
Worker 1: The Reds are coming! We gotta get out of here!
Worker 2: WHAT!?
Worker 1: I said the Reds are coming!! Now help me pack up the important stuff.
Worker 2: The Reds? Are what?
Worker 1: Yes the Reds! The Commies! The Soviets!
Worker 2: Oh, them fellas. What are they doing?
Worker 1: Are you ******** or just mildly ********?
Worker 2: What? Me ********? Pfft never. Just tell me what is going on and what do we have to do? What are the orders? Did we get orders? What kind of situation do we have on our hands?
Worker 1: *pulls out of a gun enraged* Say "What" again! C'mon, say "What" again! I dare ya, I double dare ya mofo, say "What" one more goddamn time!
To be continued
To World, France
The CSA opposes France's efforts to keep Israel from its rightful position in the West Bank. This territory is essential for Israel to properly defend itself from foreign agression, and maintain itself as a viable national entity.
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