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Immaculate NES Five: Blood From A Stone

Discussion in 'Never Ending Stories' started by Immaculate, Aug 19, 2011.

  1. Immaculate

    Immaculate unerring

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    Immaculate NES Five: Blood from a Stone



    DEADLINE IS January 5th, 2014





    UPDATE ONE: JANUARY 1st 2100-DECEMBER 31st 2101: North, Central and South America, Europe,Africa, Asia, Oceania,SPOTLIGHT: China
    UPDATE TWO: JANUARY 1st 2102-DECEMBER 31st 2103: North, Central and South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, Asia (continued), Oceania, SPOTLIGHT: Peru
    UPDATE THREE: JANUARY 1st 2104-DECEMBER 31st 2105: North America, Central and Southern America, Europe, Africa, Asia, Oceania, SPOTLIGHT: Manchuria
    UPDATE FOUR: JANUARY 1st 2106- DECEMBER 31st 2107: North America, Central and South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, Asia (continued), Oceania, SPOTLIGHT: GERMANY

    DEADLINE IS January 5th, 2014
     
  2. Immaculate

    Immaculate unerring

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    Welcome


    ”The word was a mess but his hair was perfect.

    The Rakes​



    Introduction

    It is the turn of a new century and the world has survived to 2100 but it is very different indeed from the world of nearly a century ago. As most futurologist of that time predicted, climate change, exploding human population, disease, and depletion of the world’s fossil fuels have given rise to irreversible changes that have caused massive human suffering.

    From the ashes of human suffering and tragedy arise new powers, tragic last bastions of human civilization who will guide their people through the end times and ultimately bring new hope to a world shattered and broken. You are these powers.


    Joining

    Anyone can play. If there’s an unclaimed nation, claim it publicly in thread and start diplomacy and writing orders as soon as you like.


    Deadlines

    I will always try to post the deadline for orders in my signature. Try to get your orders in on time. If the deadline has passed and I have enough orders, I will start updating. If you get your orders in past the deadline I reserve the right to simply ignore all or most of your orders.


    Turn Length

    Turns are each two years.


    Writing Orders

    Write orders in whatever format works for you but please remember
    1) to include your stats,
    2) clearly outline your spending,
    3) that you can only spend your ‘banked’ funds and not your ‘income’,
    4) that if you are involved in war, you should include the division of your forces, what units are present in what theatre (include a map if you like)
    5) to limit your orders to one private message (that means that if you make amendments to your orders, you submit the whole thing, with amendments as one message so i can find all your orders in one place)


    Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutely

    Don’t criticize the update or the results 1) until 1 day after the update has been posted (this gives you time to calm down) and 2) publicly.

    We’ve all seen (and most have been guilty, myself included) of aggressive action as a result of the frustration felt when we feel the moderator has ignored or misinterpreted our orders. You are welcome to express that frustration but I ask that you wait a bit and that you do so privately.

    You are more than welcome to request clarification or to ask questions publicly and with whatever timing you wish.


    Stories and Rewards

    To encourage story writing, I will be rewarding stories. But to speed up the updating process, I’ll leave it to you to remind me that you are due for a story reward. So, if you’ve written a story or otherwise feel that you’ve added to the ‘story’ of the NES (this includes adding to the wiki) then remind me. In your orders, include a link to your story(ies) and I’ll be sure you get a few extra economic points. Story rewards will never be too impressive- stories are there to add to the NES and not to punish those who don’t have enough time or the inclination to write any.


    Wiki

    I’ll be starting a wiki for this NES. I feel that it helps for players to develop their nations and the world if this tool is available. One of the first thing I will make available is the timeline. In this way the players can freely edit the timeline to include events that they envision happened in the past for their nations and make them publicly available in a commonly accessible location.
     
  3. Immaculate

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    And So It Came To Pass

    Apology
    Spoiler Plausibility? :
    I realize that what is presented here is effectively a worst-case scenario for energy resources, energy management, and climate change. It also ignores the significant contribution of shale gas reserves unlocked through 'fracking' technology. Ultimately, this history is what was necessary to drive 'blood from a stone' and so while I accept it is not probable, it is certainly possible.


    That's great, it starts with an earthquake, birds and snakes, an aeroplane
    Lenny Bruce is not afraid. Eye of a hurricane, listen to yourself churn -
    world serves its own needs, regardless of your own needs. Feed it up a knock,
    speed, grunt no, strength no. Ladder structure clatter with fear of height,
    down height. Wire in a fire, represent the seven games in a government for
    hire and a combat site. Left her, wasn't coming in a hurry with the furies
    breathing down your neck. Team by team reporters baffled, trump, tethered
    crop. Look at that low plane! Fine then. Uh oh, overflow, population,
    common group, but it'll do. Save yourself, serve yourself. World serves its
    own needs, listen to your heart bleed. Tell me with the rapture and the
    reverent in the right - right. You vitriolic, patriotic, slam, fight, bright
    light, feeling pretty psyched.

    It's the end of the world as we know it.
    It's the end of the world as we know it.
    It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine.

    R.E.M.​


    Oil and Energy
    Spoiler :

    The first oil well was drilled in 1859 and since that time demand has constantly met supply. There has never been a moment in human history where consumers were not eager to purchase and any amount of oil produced anywhere in the world. The moment that oil supply peaked and demand continued, we had a problem. Saudi Arabia was the last to peak, in 2017, but by then, Kuwait had peaked (2010), so too had the United Arab Emirates and Iraq (2009), Nigeria, Mexico (2007), Canada and Algeria (2006), and the rest of the world including the USA had already peaked by 2005. The world’s net peak production, in retrospect, was found to be 2007, a rather optimistic outcome, often attributed to a growing green-movement and green policy successes amongst many world governments. As Hubert had predicted, while oil prices continued to rise dramatically, especially in the twenty-teens, by 2017 it absolutely sky-rocketed. Between 2017 and 2018, the cost of one barrel of crude went from 120$ to over $800. At the time, the oil industries controlled one-sixth of the world’s economies. One quarter of the world’s shipping carried oil. After 2017, every year the world had to make due with 2-5% less oil then the year before. By 2058, the world’s oil had been depleted. The world never really recovered from the western world’s depression of the twenty-teens and by 2018, the depression was truly-world wide and none could imagine recovering without some new, ‘magic-bullet’ technology for energy production.

    As early as the 1980s governments and private corporations sought desperately to find alternative fuel sources and indeed many nations were forced more and more to adopt greener technologies but unfortunately, a growing population and climate change often made these difficult or when successful, such as the Spanish or north African solar energy fields of the twenty-twenties, simply inadequate to meet the ever-growing need.

    Coal continued to survive as a useable fuel source for some time and though the total mass remaining in the ground did not peak until late in the twenty-forties, the net energy required to recover the coal in comparison to the energy produced had already peak long ago in twenty-twelve. The last to peak was China who’s massive reserves still to this day, remain un-depleted, though the net energy ratio peaked in twenty-twenty-eight. Well before that the massive strains placed upon energy consumption by the super-hot Chinese economic engine had driven coal prices up one-hundred fold from its prices in the twenty-ten, resulting, in combination with depletion of other energy sources in a massive and irreversible ‘depression acceleration’ (they were already in constant depression since twenty-eighteen). The resulting energy crisis, by twenty-twenty eight, ended the industrialized lifestyle for 95% of Chinese and 98% of the remainder of far-east Asia.

    Natural gas continued to be used in north America for a relatively short time, its production in the USA already having peaked by 2009 and in Canada by 2019. Europe, via Russia, continued to have access until nearly 2049 but its peak had already passed in 2038. Natural gas had been increasingly hoarded by Russia, China and some parts of European elites (especially for the production of much-prized fertilizers) and by 2035 was so expensive as to be beyond the reach of most Europeans, Russians or Chinese. An ever declining number of elite private corporations, mostly Russian, as well as the Chinese government’s industrial machine depleted the last of the natural stocks by 2050. By then the majority of the population of these states had already reverted to ‘pre-industrial’ lifestyles.

    Nuclear power continued to gain favor but already by 2005 the world had reached it peak production of uranium. For decades uranium continued to be a very small proportional cost of energy production from nuclear power plants and even dozen-fold increase in its price had very little change in the cost of energy production from nuclear power plants. Unfortunately the Fukushima nuclear disaster of 2011 came at a bad time and greatly reduced public support of nuclear energy despite the obvious stains on fossil fuel and coal-based electricity production. Many governments were slow to move to nuclear and their economies reached ‘accelerated depression’ much earlier and among those were some who were completely unable to reverse the trend because nuclear power had already moved beyond their financial capacity to acquire. By twenty-thirty, as the world became more and more reliant on uranium-based energy, its price sky-rocketed and Australia and Canada, who had become the world’s only remaining producers of the metal after depletion of mines in the remaining parts of the world were under increasing pressure from the industrialized world to mine faster and bring more of the metal to market. Ultimately this acceleration led to depletion of all known sources of uranium much faster then originally anticipated and by 2042, there was no more uranium to be found. Non-uranium fuels, introduced as early as the twenty-teens extended the lifetime of the power plants and thorium-based atomic energy continues to power much of the world’s remaining heavy industry though the expense of its production makes it available only to a select few corporations and governments; the energy produced proved to be, counter to expectations from the twenty-teens not nearly as efficient as originally foreseen. None-the-less, along with solar and to a lesser extent wind and tidal power, thorium-based energy remains the source of modern energy, at least amongst the elite.

    One of the last sources of useable energy was the massive oil-sands deposits of Alberta, Canada and the Orinico belt of Venezuela as well as additional fields identified in Siberia only as late as 2021. Unfortunately, the extraction of energy from oil sands was itself a very energy-dependent process and additionally caused massive damage to local fresh-water ecosystems and released massive amounts of carbon-dioxide into the atmosphere, further accelerating the world’s rate of climate change. This last source of energy peaked in 2038, and was able to keep the Canadian, Russian and American (who had seized Venezuela) economies ticking along without the complete collapses such as those seen in China, the middle-east or Europe until then. In 2039, a new wave of ‘depression acceleration’ brought the ‘industrialized lifestyle’ to a near-complete halt except for the very privileged few. By 2047 the oil sands were depleted.

    The last source of natural gas, methane hydrates from the floor of the Arctic Ocean, proved extremely expensive to recover, even with the massive melt of polar ice, and beyond the means of the majority of the world’s remaining economies. None-the-less, two of the more energy-endowed nations, Canada and Russia, raced to develop these last precious resources and in 2039 fought a limited war over their possession with neither side coming out the obvious victor and an uneasy treaty resulting in the division of the world’s last energy reserves in Canada’s slight favor. While the energy produced was significant, in the short term, for some remaining elite Canadian and Russian corporations (though not the general public), the burning of methane was as bad or worse for the environment as the extraction of oil-sands had been. Paradoxically, rising atmospheric and ocean temperatures resulted in the release of more methane gas from the polar ocean floor in a positive feedback cycle that, though having peaked in 2071, continued until 2078 when it abruptly ceased and the last of the mega corporations and their walled enclaves of ‘industrialized lifestyles’-enabled populations joined the rest of humanity.

    No new non-renewable sources of energy were to be developed and the world was completely dependent on increasingly insufficient wind, hydro, tidal and solar farms as well as those thorium-based atomic energy plants governments and corporations were able to build prior to the almost total collapse of their economies. Already the massive deforestations of the twenty-fifties and sixties were forever changing the face of the earth.

    By the late twenty-thirties, the majority of electricity available to the world’s general populations was derived from hydroelectric, wind or solar plants. In some nations that governments wisely invested their remaining energy from fossil and non-renewable sources in the extraction of the aluminum and silicon needed for their construction and there are more useable plants. Later thorium power would emerge amongst the richest nations. For many, especially among what was once called developing nations, or nations where money for these projects was diverted by corruption or war, there is no electricity whatsoever. For the lucky, despite these sources, for nearly two decades they had been suffering from recurrent large-scale brown outs, then days without power, then finally the total shutdown of the electric grid. There was much interest in building public and private renewable energy systems, but by then it was near-impossible to find the money. People spoke sorrowfully of the selfishness and shortsightedness of previous generations who neglected to use part of their energy wealth to bequeath renewable energy systems to their descendants. By twenty-forty, with the exception of Canada and Russia, energy from even the renewable sources is so expensive and so precious that only the centralized governments or mega-corporations of the world possess access to the electricity produced. By twenty-fifty, the populations Canada and Russia had joined the rest of the world.



    Agriculture

    “...and there before me was a black horse! Its rider was holding a pair of scales in his hand. Then I heard what sounded like a voice among the four living creatures, saying, ‘A quart of wheat for a day's wages, and three quarts of barley for a day's wages, and do not damage the oil and the wine!”

    Revelations 6: 5-6​

    Spoiler :
    The ‘green revolution’ of the 1960’s, the arrival of artificial fertilizers, motorized farm equipment and petro-derived herbicides and pesticides changed agriculture forever. Before then, some 100 genera of microscopic life annually unlocked the elements of the last generation of plants to make food for the next one. Artificial fertilizers killed those microbiotics but provided the necessary nutrition and so it didn’t matter. In two-thousand, 85 million tons of fertilizers were spread on the world’s fields every year. This fertilizer was manufactured from five-hundred million barrels of crude oil. For very kilocalorie of food produced, ten kilocalories of petro-energy were used to manufacture it. Add transport energy costs and the picture was very grim indeed… and certainly not sustainable. Fertilizers, motorized farming and chemicals meant that food production continued to keep pace with the growing world populations well beyond the ‘natural’ capacity of the earth to support them. International development agencies helped spread the ‘green revolution’ to ‘developing nations’ and the cycle expanded… dangerously.



    Seeds of our own destruction

    By twenty-ten, nearly 10-15% of all fossil fuels, especially natural gas, are consumed in the production of artificial fertilizer, and as the loss of cheap natural gas progresses, artificial fertilizer manufacturing in all but a few locations shuts down, the majority of farmers completely unable to afford their use. The same is true of herbicides and pesticides. But soon fuel shortages mean use of motorized farming equipment is no longer available. The megalithic agricultural corporations from the twenty hundreds and twenty-teens are falling apart and increasingly farming is performed by independent small-scale families and communes who are desperate to switch from massive, large-scale seasonal mono-cropping to growing a mixed crop of organic product. The thousands of years of a human agriculture that developed over 497 varieties of lettuce and 307 of sweet corn, due to ‘modern’ farming practices has reduced these numbers to 36 and 12 respectively. The same is true of every other human and livestock crop. And while these last few varieties had been stowed away in the food crop vault in Norway prior to their extinction, there is precious few varieties that remain that are naturally suited for the millions of microclimates across the globe no longer able to rely upon chemical assistance.



    You’re on your own now.

    Meat and egg producers are switching from electricity and grain-dependent factory farms to pre-industrial pasture based herding. Automated watering systems and the network of food distribution collapses. Increasingly labor is provided by draft animals where available and human labor where it isn’t. Productivity, despite man-kind’s best efforts, drops dramatically, accelerated by the droughts and extreme weather phenomena of out-of-control climate change. Indeed, the effects of climate change greatly complicated re-establishment of an organic agricultural base as few species were adapted to such extreme weather conditions. For most in North America and Europe, farming has been ‘someone else’s’ job for several generations and there is little tradition of food production without industrial assistance. By twenty-twenty Americans and many in the Middle-East are getting leaner and leaner and already suffering from periodic, extended, food shortages. ‘Fast-food’, as most chain-restaurants have all but disappeared. In Asia and Latin America, where traditional organic food-farming was much more common only a generation ago, the change is not so abrupt as many return to their grand-parents professions. None-the-less, highly expanded populations mean domestic squabbling over land and the formation of petty warlords throughout these areas.

    In present times, most people grew food in a way very similar to their ancestors of the middle ages, on small homesteads on small private lands though they make use of a much wider variety of crops and animals that had been traded from all over the world in better times.
    Runaway Climate Change and Extreme Weather
    Spoiler :

    Since twenty-ten the average planetary temperature has risen 8.7˚C. Sea levels have risen 14m. Many had predicted such changes in 2010 but most futurologist would have called them pessimists. While many had understood the potential for what was known as ‘Runaway Climate Change’, none could foresee the numerous overlapping factors that would give rise to the phenomenon.



    Runaway Climate Change Lead to Melting of the Polar Ice Caps

    Obviously the single greatest source of climate change was the carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere since the beginning of the industrial revolution. Later increasingly desperate governments and corporations sought energy, any energy for consumption without concern for the long or short-term effects upon climate, the use of the oil sands energy by Canada, the former USA and Russia as well as the use of methane hydrates from the polar ocean floor all being excellent examples thereof.

    The rising temperatures not only led to rising sea volumes, but also decreased capacity to passively absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, warming waters being unable to absorb as much of the gas.

    Rising temperatures also led to the thawing of the permafrost in Sibera, northern Canada and Alaska, which in turned inverted their function from net carbon sinks to carbon emitters and caused the release of approximately 90 gigatons of methane and 40 gigatons of methane clathrates from tundra areas. These gases had effects up to ten times that of a similar mass of carbon-dioxide and once this process, along with the reduced buffering of the world’s oceans due to increased temperatures and the massive deforestations undertaken by much of the world’s population in the twenty-fifties and sixties desperate for energy began, a very rapid and obviously irreversible trend in accelerated climate change began. This was known as ‘Run-Away Climate Change’ and, together with the energy shortages of the century, was directly responsible for most of the economic and human suffering we have observed.

    Rising temperatures ultimately led to an inversion of many of the world’s ocean currents, ultimately leading to the ‘great freeze’ that currently grips the British isles, much of Scandinavia, and the north coasts of France, and the extreme weather phenomena including hurricanes, cyclones and frequent tornadoes that continually harass much of the world’s population.

    Rising waters causes the seas to overwhelm the levees of the Netherlands first in 2019 and periodically afterwards despite the nation’s best interest and by 2028 the Hague is no longer habitable. Run-away climate change has sunk innumerable small islands, including the entirety of the Malidves, and amongst other major cities, London, Karachi, Rio de Janeiro, Adelaide, and New Orleans.

    Spoiler map :


    Rising sea-levels changed the contours of the continents and swallowed many small islands.


    ‘Run-Away Climate Change’ has also led to massive droughts, especially in western North America, north-eastern Brazil, the Mediterranean basin, Iberia, Southern Africa, and Oceana, often due to reduced mountain glacier spring run-off but just as often not. Drought in these areas has also, in turn, led to greatly reduced agricultural productivity and frequent wild-fires brought on by ever-increasingly numerous lightning storms. Drought in combination with more severe weather and generally much windier conditions leads to rapid soil erosion especially in the southern and mid-western portions of the USA and northern Mexico.

    High altitude areas retain less ice and as a consequence many delta regions have suffered due to reduced river flow and rising sea levels Indeed one-sixth of the world’s population, in 2010 was dependent upon meltwater from mountain glaciers and these over the course of the last century, have almost completely disappeared as they migrated to safer areas or succumbed to hunger or disease.

    For much of the rest of the world, humidity has sky-rocketed, together with the heat, bringing vector-borne diseases to many regions that had never before felt the effects of dengue, malaria or typhoid fever. Rivers across Europe and parts of Asia have swelled from constant increased rainfall and a lot of once arable land has been overtaken by swamp.

    Global climate changes has not only affected the map of the earth and the way humans live, it has also affected its flaura and fauna. By twenty-fifty, over 15% of the worlds plants and animals existing in 2010 had gone extinct or were committed to doing so. As man turned increasingly in the twenty-fifties and sixties to wood-based charcoal for energy, the extinctions accelerated as many habitats were burned. By twenty-one hundred extinction rates neared 50%. The massive loss of biodiversity, especially in the world’s oceans has greatly affected the ecosystems with the loss of one animal species leading to the loss of several others dependent upon that first species. Fisheries in particular have been hit hard and coral reefs are all but extinct. Species thought to have gone extinct include all species of gorillas, all species of hippopotamus, all species of tiger, Javan, black, and northern white rhinos, several sea turtle species, Asian elephants, Bactrian camels, Ethiopian wolves, Iberian lynx, axolotls, Philippine eagle, California condor, Chinese alligators, the blue whale, narwhals, Asian elephants, giant pandas, snow leopards, Bornean orangutan, Tasmanian devils, and many, many more.

    Ultimately while the rate of acceleration of climate change has fallen dramatically in the last twenty years, presumably as a reflection of humanity’s greatly reduced fossil fuel usage, it does continue to rise and is expected to continue to do so, though at a reduced rate, for the foreseeable future.

    Population Crash and Food and Water Crisis
    Spoiler :

    Specialists in 2010 had already warned that the earth was unable to sustainably maintain its current population and that nearly one-third of the world’s current population would have to be removed for long-term stability. Of course the ‘green revolution’ and other technologies meant that human-kind had blown through that limit long ago. But that only meant that the increased population was not sustainable. Ultimately run-away population growth and the complications that it brought, especially upon the climate, effectively greatly reduced the carrying capacity of the earth in the long term. And so it came as no small surprise, despite the massive suffering, when the inevitable occurred.



    The Dublin monuments remind us of the dangers of monocropping…and yet…

    Amongst the factors that contributed to the population crash, one of the first was the availability of water. Many regions were over-pumping from their water-tables as early as the 1990s. Indeed by twenty-ten, there were 130 million people in China and 175 million in India that were being fed grain irrigated with water from aquifers pumped out faster than they were being replaced and while falling water levels could be compensated for by drilling deeper, this was a short-term solution at best. Indeed loss of aquifers due to overuse led to complete shutdown of wheat production in Saudri Arabia by 2012, though at least they had nice green golf courses, and parts of northern China and California come up dry by the twenty-teens. Depletion of the Ogallala aquifier in the early twenty-twenties quickly turned ‘America’s Breadbasket’ back into the dust-bowl of the 1930s with similar economic and humanitarian effects. Increasing, access to fresh water meant food security; and innumerable small border conflicts over access to fresh water occurred both between nations and within them as populations grew increasingly desperate.

    The food crisis was already beginning to be felt by twenty-ten. The food crisis of twenty-eleven and the rise in commodity prices brought an early view of what would soon grip the world but it was only the beginning. For too many decades monocultures of wheat, rice, and corn provided high yield and resistance to chemically-derived herbicides and pesticides weeds did not have. They also left them wide open to pathogens. The UG99 fungus that by twenty-ten had already struck at Africa and Asia, greatly reducing wheat production there and in some nations completely stopping it, by twenty-fifteen could be found throughout the world. Hundreds of millions starved and rising food prices drove over 100 million into extreme poverty every year.



    In the twenty-teens wheat stem rust destroyed countless wheat crops across the globe.

    It was the beginning of the end for many of the agricultural megacorporations and ‘species diversity’ became the buzzword amongst farmers though this meant less overall productivity.

    As the effects on energy shortages and climate change were felt more and more upon agricultural production, the price of food, especially distant from its production, continued to soar. Government welfare systems failed, often catastrophically, and many districts, provinces, and states went bankrupt attempting to deal with the problem. Ultimately nothing could be done and when a second fungal pathogen swept through rice crops in twenty thirty eight over one third of the world’s population succumbed to hunger or disease.

    With energy shortage and severe economic contraction the average human felt a massive drop in their living standards. The lucky ones were able to retreat to some homestead and cultivate their own food but the majority could not and quickly succumbed.

    The years from 1940 to the present saw a reversion in the way people lived and many returned to some lifestyle half like those of medieval peasants and half like self-sufficient small-scale communists. By 2080 the worlds population had reached it new low point (somewhere around 750 million) and since that time has climbed, every so slowly, to the current approximated population of 780 million.
     
  4. Immaculate

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    And So It Came To Pass



    World Economies

    “I looked, and there before me was a white horse! Its rider held a bow, and he was given a crown, and he rode out as a conqueror bent on conquest.”

    Revelations 6: 2​
    Spoiler :

    The depression gripping the western world in 2011 never abated. The European states continued to fall one-by-one, Iceland, Ireland, Greece, Portugal, Italy, and Spain had all failed, to one degree or another by 2012. The housing market in the US, Britain and Canada never recovered and every year there were fewer and fewer good jobs for a growing number off out-of-work people. Much of the western world’s populations were increasingly spending their incomes on a disproportionately larger and larger food and fuel bill and had less and less for the consumption that had driven their economies for decades.

    The world never really recovered from the western world’s depression of the twenty-teens and by 2018, as the Chinese economic giant, often based on cheap exports, was faced with the two-pronged threat of greatly reduced foreign markets and rising energy and food costs, the depression spread to them and by the end of the year enveloped every nation on earth.

    Increasingly economies are diverging and the prices of commodities are diverging with them. The economic price convergence that had begun with Islamic trade between Europe and Asia millennia ago and which was greatly accelerated first by the European naval-military complex and later the rise of steam and fossil-fuel based shipping was finally starting to unwind. No longer was it affordable to grow a nation’s food in a far-away nation or continually import manufactured products from far away; shipping costs were just too great. Globalization was being replaced with localization. In twenty-twenty five some shipping companies had begun exploring the use of sail-based shipping and this was found to be, in the new economy, fairly cost-effective, truly illustrating how far we had fallen. Today’s oceanic shipping continues to be, for the most part, sail-powered.

    The fossil-fuel based manufacturing which dominated in the twenty-first century, by twenty-twenty was falling apart. Thorium atomic power and solar and wind-derived energy could provide some continuance of modern industry but their energy was so sought after that any product reliant upon energy for its production soon became much too expensive for anyone to afford. By twenty-thirty hand tools were replacing power tools, and what remained of heavy industry were moving as close as possible to where their raw materials and markets were located. Petroleum-based fibers were soon replaced by organically grown natural fibers, be they animal or plant and local labor-based manufacturing producing cloth, blankets, sails and ropes boomed. A general return to homesteading and self-sufficiency did create a market for wood lot, seed sales, draft animal breeding, bicycle manufacture and other businesses in that scale.

    Larger extra-territorial corporations or governments are all closely tied to some source of energy production, be it atomic, solar or more rarely wind. These sources of energy are closely guarded and certainly worth developing militaries to protect. It is not a long leap of imagination to think that these militaries, in turn, would offer protection and organization to the surrounding homesteads, as well as whatever manufactured products they may produce in exchange for their food and often, labor. Smaller scale warlords performing the same function are common. The division of populations according to these localized industries and the formation of military power around localized energy production has, of course, led to the splintering of many of the world’s larger nations (as well as the smaller) with economic prosperity highly variable geopolitically.

    Ultimately the world’s manufacturing and commerce, with a few notable exception upon which the few powerful elite build their influence, has returned to some semblance of what it was prior to the industrial revolution… or nearly so.

    Health, Disease, and Plague

    “I looked, and there before me was a pale horse! Its rider was named Death, and Hades was following close behind him. They were given power over a fourth of the earth to kill by sword, famine and plague, and by the wild beasts of the earth.”

    Revelations 6: 8​

    Spoiler :
    As energy supplies dwindled and government welfare systems collapsed so too did public health systems. Much of what was considered modern medicine was highly dependent on energy and the products of petroleum. The price of drugs quickly skyrocketed in energy-deprived nations and as public welfare and insurance conglomerates failed in the accelerating depression. Only the most elite and powerful could afford medical treatment and the cost of the doctor or surgeon was the smallest portion of those treatments. Hospitals, throughout the thirties disappeared almost completely. For the average civilian suffering from the collapse of ‘modern’ industry, food insecurity and often war and violence, it was still possible to get medical treatment, but those treatments were more and more rudimentary. Rising pollution, both due to an increased number of pollutants reaching the ecosystem as nations scrambled for the last of the world’s coal and fossil fuels and industry more and more prioritized production over environment, as well as increased temperature and humidity, put increased pressure on the old, the sick, or the maladapted. Asthma and environmental allergy rates skyrocketed and many, unable to afford even simple treatments, succumbed.

    With the failure of monolithic monocropping farming techniques, the coming of the droughts and the depletion of word aquifiers world populations began massive migrations, many returning to rural living but just as many continually moving from place to place, just trying to survive and find a place to make a new home. As they migrated, they succumbed to malnutrition, starvation, dehydration and especially disease. And where they moved to, they spread their disease. Migrants from any nation, as they searched for food and water soon became associated with plague and death and many communities barricaded themselves, and their dwindling resources, against the mass of shifting humanity.

    When the Amazon river reversed its flow, human effluent flooded upriver villages, towns, cities and homesteads. The same thing happened in the Indus and Ganges river deltas as a combination of slowing meltwater and rising sea levels led to backflow. The flooding of the New Orleans, European lowloads, Carrribean and Pacific islands all had similar consequences; massive cholera spread and hundreds of millions of lives lost.

    With the failure of the majority of public health systems and governments, diseases once thought eradicated, including a wide variety of bacterial diseases often easily treated with common antibiotics only a few short decades ago returned with a vengeance. Tuberculosis in particular has re-emerged dramatically, especially in Europe, northern Asia, and North America. Diseases once nearly eradicated by vaccination, including diphtheria, pertussis and measles have, and continue to, lay waste to a large percentage of the population.

    In additional to naturally occurring diseases, a weaponized filovirus similar to Marburg was released upon the attacking army of a post-splintered Manchurian army in 2035 when the Manchurian army, in a last-ditch effort to secure energy independence marched into Siberia to claim oil extracted from oil-sand deposits. The virus, once released remained aerosolized throughout much of northern China, and even, unfortunately parts of neutral Korea, for months and led to over a hundred million deaths. It also stopped the Manchurian invasion and guaranteed Siberian control of its dwindling oil sand reserves for several more years. In 2038, while the USA was desperately preoccupied in the eastern Pacific with what remained of the People’s Liberation Army, the greatly expanded Los Zetas Cartel attempted an invasion so as to secure the Colorado river’s freshwater which had run dry in the border region as early as the 20-teens. While they were successful in destroying the Glen Canyon dam, and innumerable smaller irrigation projects, the American military, desperate, released weaponized anthrax spores upon the invaders and much of the north Mexican population… and ended the invasion.

    In 2052, an influenza pandemic spread throughout much of Europe, Asia and Africa (though less in the Americas) and claimed hundreds of millions of more lives as very few had the antivirals or even rudimentary treatments to assist in secondary complications arising from out-of-control immune responses to the disease. Indeed, like the 1918 ‘Spanish Flu’, the pandemic was marked by incredibly severe symptoms including hemorrhage from the mouth, nose and anus. Nomadic, malnourished, dehydrated populations were wiped out, almost completely, in many cases.

    The most recent pandemic to strike humanity emerged in Latin America in 2078 and the infectious agent was never identified. By spring of 2079 it had spread across the world. Causing a slow wasting, fever, and joint ache, and characterized by severe neurological symptoms, the disease soon became known as the Amazonian Shakes and struck particularly hard at children and teenagers, as well as the elderly, and was often fatal within months. Fortunately, this was the last of the great pandemics to sweep the globe.



    War and Conflict

    “Then another horse came out, a fiery red one. Its rider was given power to take peace from the earth and to make men slay each other. To him was given a large sword.”

    Revelations 6: 4​

    Spoiler :
    The wars and conflicts that have beset the globe are too numerous to enumerate. Biological and nuclear weapons have been unleashed. National and ideological conflicts have fallen to the wayside in the face of pressing food and energy shortfalls and both foreign and domestic conflicts have been fought over water, food, oil, and other energy supplies.

    Amongst some of the more notable conflicts are the invasion of Venezuela by the United States to secure the lake Maracaibo oil reserves, the simultaneous cyber and nuclear attacks by China upon the United States to protect oil reserves near the Philippines from development by American interests, the invasion of American southwest by the Los Zetas drug cartel so as to secure the Colorado river water supply, the invasion of de-industrialized Arab nations by the Islamic Republic of Iran, the conventional and nuclear wars fought by Pakistan, India, and China over the aquifer and oil reserves of Kashmir, the Uranium-motivated invasion of central Asia and Kazakhstan by the Islamic Repubic of Iran and the resultant war with Russia, the invasion of southern Iberia and it solar farms by the Maghreb Union, and many more.

    No doubt the future will bring even more turmoil and strife.





    This is the world we live in.
     
  5. Immaculate

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    1859-
    First oil well is drilled.

    1960s-
    ‘Green Revolution’ industrializes agriculture.

    2005-
    Oil peak long past for most nations
    Uranium peak, world

    2006-
    Oil peak Canada, Algeria

    2007-
    Oil peak Nigeria
    Oil peak, world average

    2009-
    Oil peak United Arab Emirates, Iraq
    Natural gas peak, USA

    2010-
    Oil peak, Kuwait

    2011
    Fukishama nuclear disaster, Japan
    UG99 wheat pathogen strikes Africa and Asia

    2012-
    Coal extraction energy ratio peak, world
    Aquifer failures in Saudi Arabia end wheat farming.
    Increased irrigation stresses upon the Colorado River causes the US to renege on the “United States-Mexico Treaty for Utilization of Water”

    2015
    UG99 wheat pathogen spreads throughout the planet. Massive wheat crop failures lead to millions of deaths to hunger.

    2016-
    Recurrent large-scale brownouts begin causing large-scale economic slowdown worldwide.

    2017-
    Oil peak, Saudi Arabia

    2018-
    Economic depression spreads to the last bastions of economic growth (China, South-East Asia) leading to an unabated financial contraction worldwide that will not end until the 2080s.
    First thorium-based atomic energy plants come online, India.

    2019
    Natural gas peak, Canada
    Oceans breach Netherlands levees for the first time.
    North Chinese aquifers fail leading to mass crop failures. Famine averted by rerouting Yangtze north through massive irrigation canals

    2020
    Colorado River runs dry before reaching the sea.

    2021-
    Buried oil-sands identified in Siberia
    Rising fuel prices force agricultural revolution, de-mechanization, worldwide

    2022-
    Famines begin striking ‘developed’ nations on a scale not seen since prior to the industrial revolution.
    Japan begins unpopular organized de-industrialization, population restrictions, and thorium nuclear power development programs.
    Maghreb Union economic bloc evolves into a transnational military, economic and political entity.

    2023-
    Spain, Portugal and the European Union complete ambitious solar energy fields project across southern Spain and northern Africa.
    Cruas nuclear power plant in southern France undergoes catastrophic failure with the meltdown conditions comparable to those of Chernobyl- much of southern France, the nearby Italian alps, and thanks to local wind conditions almost the entirety of north-western Italy become effectively un-inhabitable.

    2024-
    Ogallala aquifer fails. Massive famine across the US ensues.

    2025-
    Draft animals outnumber tractors, motorized agricultural tools in North America, Europe, and the rest of the world.
    Sail-based transoceanic shipping returns and soon begins dominating trade.
    Ongoing conflict between Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia escalates as the FARC are able to extend their control further and further as the Los Zetas and its sister cartels gains more and more influence in Mexico and the southern United States and the United States begins focusing more and more on energy concerns and less on the ‘war on drugs’.

    2026-
    Approximately half of Amazon River basin succumbs to desertification.
    USA invades Venezuela and occupies Maracaibo lake and its oil reserves.
    Maghreb Union seizes European solar fields in Africa.
    Amidst popular unrest and violent resistance of the Japanese ‘de-industrialization’ program, the government ignores legislated call for elections, and reorganizes as a ‘one-party’, increasingly totalitarian and fascist, state.

    2027-
    Deindustrialization, Arab world
    China, desperate for the fuel it needs to maintain its army in the face of both domestic and foreign instability, signs the “Manchurian Agreement”, whereby Russia would gain economic, resource and governance concessions in Manchuria in exchange for their oil.
    Manchurian Liberation Movement begins lengthy guerrilla campaign for independence from both Russia and China
    Turkey takes advantage of Indian technology and abundant local deposits of thorium to begin switching energy production to thorium atomics.
    Under pressures from Venezuelan refugees, massive climate change in the Amazonian basin interior, and economic failure arising from rising energy prices, much of north-west Brazil secedes in the face of much reduced federal governance. The resulting, largely de-industrialized and suffering nearly anarchist state names itself ‘Amazonia’.

    2028-
    Coal extraction energy ratio peak, China
    Deindustrialization, China
    Hague abandoned to the rising seas.

    2029-
    Atomic-energy rich Islamic Republic of Iran seizes Iraq, Saudi Arabia and many ‘Arab’ nations in lightning war against scattered and disorganized tribes remaining after de-industrialization of the Arab world. Syria requests and receives Turkish assistance. Iran renames itself the Ummat Al-Mu’minin

    2030-
    Uranium depleted everywhere but Canada, Australia, Kazakhstan
    Failure of the hospital systems nearly complete in ‘developed’ world.
    FARC controls 65% of Colombian countryside.
    Ukraine splits as the eastern half votes to join Russia and keep the energy flowing for awhile longer.
    Israel and Egypt with assistance from Turkey, successfully fight back the Ummat Al-Mu’minin.

    2031-
    Canada begins agricultural assistance of USA.
    Singapore abandoned to rising seas.
    Iberian union forms from the union of Spain and Portugal as Portugal grows increasingly dependent upon Spanish energy from their solar fields and is increasingly de-industrializing faster then much of remaining Europe
    Egypt, seeing the success of Turkey’s thorium energy program and aware of their own abundant deposits begins development of their own Thorium-based atomic energy program.

    2032-
    Russia reneges on the “Manchurian Agreement” in the face of growing energy scarcity and its own military’s demand for energy.
    Syria admitted to Turkey after local referendum on unification.
    Japan introduces eugenics project to ensure purity of the junketsu blood.
    Belarus joins Russia in peaceful referendum (though with suspected shadowy Russian involvement)

    2033-
    Manchurians gain independence and force Russian army out of their lands.
    Sunni Islam rapidly receding across the Persian and Arab world in the face of Ummat Al-Mu’minin control.
    Lebanon admitted to Turkey after local referendum on unification.

    2034-
    The Mexican government effectively loses the ‘war on the drug cartels’ when these, united under the victorious bloody-handed Los Zetas cartel effectively carve a no-go zone in north-western México where the government dares not send police, tax-collectors or even soldiers.

    2035-
    Russia hoards natural gas, cuts it off for all but most elite and loyal Europeans, Russians, Chinese.
    Manchuria invades Siberia, aiming for its natural gas reserves, and is repelled by Russian bioweapons, killing hundreds of millions in China and Korea and eastern Russia.
    America occupies Philippines in an effort to secure offshore oil reserves. China responds with invasion of Taiwan.
    Oregon, Washington, Idaho secede from USA, under pressure from a grass-roots ‘green, anti-war’ movement, form nation of ‘Cascadia’.
    Latvians join Belarus and much of Ukraine in joining with Russia.

    2036-
    Ummat Al-Mu’minin invades central Asian nations as far as Kazakhstan and seizes central Asian uranium supplies. Russia, keen to develop these itself, declares war.
    Reunion of North and South Korea in the face of growing food and energy scarcity and cessation of Chinese agricultural support for North Korea and American military support for South Korea
    FARC and the Colombian military engage in a massive decisive battle with the Colombian government winning a pyrrhic victory.
    Ummat Al-Mu’minin exports thorium power technology and economic support to Bangladesh. Bangladesh parliament declares Shia Islam their state religion (much to the displeasure of the mostly Sunni population).
    Taiwan declared protectorate of USA. USA declares war on China.

    2037-
    New Orleans abandoned to rising seas.
    American Pacific fleet struck repeatedly by Chinese nuclear missiles while American military Internet traffic and satellites are shut down by Chinese cyberwarfare.
    California secedes from USA, signs separate peace with China.
    Dwindling Canadian agricultural assistance leads to USA concentrating assistance in the north-east.
    Instability and secessionism in the American Midwest as crop failures continue and the federal government is unable to alleviate hardships. Several large corporations unite to form ‘Crosshairs’ and become de facto government in the region.
    Manchuria takes advantage of Ummat Al-Mu’minin -Russian war to invade eastern Russia and seize much of those lands.
    Japan begins enforcing euthanasia of the elderly and genetically ‘unfit’, as well as fetuses of konketsu blood.
    In what is meant to be a limited, small-scale operation, Russia invades Estonia, citing popular movement to join with Russian state and refusal of local governance to hold referendum.
    Under pretext of Umma-Al-Mu’minin arming of Palestinians, Israel occupies the remainder of Palestine, expels Arab population.

    2038-
    Natural gas peak, Russia
    Oil sands peak, Canada, Russia, American Venezuela
    The Los Zetas Cartel, after unifying much of north-western Mexico, invades America, destroying the Colorado River dams and much of the irrigation infrastructure, releasing its flow. The Californian army releases weaponized anthrax against the invading army, forcing it back, and kills millions across north Mexico.
    Southern USA states and Venezuela secede to form the “Confederated States of America”.
    Massive oil reserves identified in Kashmir. Indian-Pakistani war ensues.
    India launches nuclear attacks upon Pakistan and vice-versa. Several major cities are vaporized.
    Pakistan reduced to feuding, desperate tribes.
    Russia annexes Estonia.
    Georgian government, generally thought to be a puppet of Russian interests, hold referendum generally thought to be fraudulent and join Russia.
    China and America sign a peace agreement- America withdraws from Philippines. China begins developing Pilipino off-shore oil resources.

    2039-
    Deindustrialization worldwide, except Russia and Canada
    Russia, Canada engage in a series of limited skirmishes, agree to division of North Polar regions. Though Russia is not badly bruised, the modern Canadian military forces a Russia to sign disadvantageous peace with Ummat Al-Mu’minin, ceding the uranium mines and territories of central Asia to prevent their northern shores from being overrun.
    USA declares war on ‘Confederated States of America’, refusing to acknowledge their secession.
    China invades Kashmir fighting a conventional war with remaining Indian forces. India launches nuclear weapon strikes at China and while many abort due to Chinese cyber-attacks, others succeed and many major Chinese urban and military centers are vaporized. Return fire by Chinese nuclear weapons upon India are much more extensive. Kashmir oil wells burn unrestrained for months.
    China splinters with many warlords rising from the vestiges of the Chinese army.
    India splinters with remaining populations dividing along militant religious divisions
    Manchuria engages in a series of borders skirmishes with Korea, and though resulting in no territorial or resources exchanges, the battles serve to greatly unify Korea which adopts the name of the ‘Korean Union’.
    Dalai Llama returns to Tibet, Tibetan independent theocracy re-established.
    Prolonged energy and fresh-water shortages lead to collapse of Australian government in all but major urban centers and their immediate surroundings.

    2040-
    Amish state calling itself ‘Heartland Union’ secedes from the now much-limited USA.
    Kashmiri warlords seize power in irradiated Kashmir and succeed in controlling oil for 2 months.
    Kashmir invaded by corporate mercenaries from ‘Blue Suns’ multinational with offices in China, India, Korea and Brazil.
    Maghreb Union invades Iberia.
    FARC seizes control of Colombian central power, institutes communist rule.
    Russia launches failed invasion of Armenia.
    In the absence of central Chinese authority, the Hui nation of Huizi, a unique mix of both a Sufi-theocracy and a socialist state based on the Kuomintang, is founded from the relatively unirradiated Chinese provinces of Xingjian, Qinghai, Gansu, and Ningxia.
    Bangladesh, itself suffering from nuclear fallout and radiation peacefully annexes the heavily irradiated and leaderless Indian provinces of the Brahmaputra basin, West Bengal, Jharkhand and Bihar

    2041-
    A series of extreme earthquakes strike southern Australia.
    Parts of Canada, under food pressures, attempt to secede to join the ‘Heartland Union’. Canada imposes martial law. War of the “Great Lakes” ends with an uneasy treaty between energy-rich Canada and food-rich Heartland Union and the territorial expansion of the ‘Heartland Union’.
    Blue Suns uses oil energy from Kashmir to repair part of the Three Gorges dam and establish totalitarian control over Hubei province and many surrounding areas.
    Southeastern mainland Asian nations of Burma, Cambodia, Laos, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam unite, under threat of chaotic Chinese and Indian warlords, forming the ASEAN United Six (AU6)
    Iberian Union disbands parliament and adopts a military dictatorship as an ‘executive emergency measure’.
    Azerbaijan joins Ummat Al-Mu’minin in face of Russian expansion.
    Australian prime-minister declares emergency measures to deal with break-down of limited order; executive powers greatly increased.

    2042-
    Uranium depleted, world
    Confederated States of America and the United States of America sign a white peace. Confederated States of America re-institute slave labor to address energy concerns.
    Collapse of central Mexican authority. The devolution of central governments in much of central America has already passed or follows shortly.
    Japan completes organized deindustrialization program relatively peacefully.
    Nepal unites with Tibet in wake of the latter’s relative stability and the chaos of post-nuclear India.

    2043-
    Canadian Atlantic states and parts of New England officially recognize the de facto truth. Their respective federal governments have abandoned their relatively resource poor regions to focus on their own issues and in turn unite forming the ‘Atlantic Republic’. Heartland Union immediately offers food aid to this nascent nation.
    Maghreb Union signs peace agreement with Iberian government, seizing much of southern Iberia and its solar fields. The Iberian union, without the infrastructure or public will to reinstate elections and democracy remains a military dictatorship.
    Further economic and industrial failures in northern Brazil, especially along the rapidly failing Amazonian river, as well as a growing movement to secede to Amazonia, leads to de facto abandonment by Brazil and the northern Brazilian provinces seceding to join the Amazonian state.
    Australian Prime-minister in conjunction with the House of Representatives disbands the Judicial and Senate branches of the government in order to ‘streamline’ the decision-making process in the face of continued domestic crisis.

    2044-
    Alaska holds referendum and joins Canada.
    Khalistan, the Punjabi Suba, a Sikh state in what was once northern India (Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh) forms. Though heavily irradiated and suffering from frequent drought, the state manages to survive.
    Communist Columbia provides assistance to diverse and divided Caribbean leaders to adopt communal social models and a ‘Caribbean State’ identity so as to better protect themselves from expected (though never realized) slave raids by the Confederate States of America.
    Yi warlord unites southern Chinese provinces of Yunan, Guizhou, and Guangxi as a petty military dictatorship and names it Liangshan Yi.
    Odia warlord unites devastated population of nuclear-ravaged Orissa, forming the new nation of Odisha.
    Australia disbands constitution, prime-minster declared ‘Prime-Minister for life’; military dictatorship founded.

    2045-
    Emigration from Britain in the face of climate-change induced cooling accelerates sharply as anyone with the means to escape does so.
    Egypt, increasingly wary of the growing influence of the Ummat Al-Mu’minin nation appeals to the Maghreb Union and receives technical assistance in installing a modern solar infrastructure to aid its overwhelmed hydroelectric facilities.
    Khoisan military coup topples remaining South African government.

    2046-
    Vatican city, much reduced and economically untenable in its incarnation amidst a growingly empty Rome relocates northwards to the edges of the northern Italian ‘irradiated lands’ and establishes a new headquarters at the Monte Cantagrillo.
    Russia launches failed invasion of Armenia.
    Blue Suns corporation withdraws from Kashmir in the face of growing domestic resistance and dwindling oil supplies.
    Confederate States of America invades former Guyana (now disparate and divided villages without central government) essentially, though never admittedly, to secure slave populations.
    Han warlord unites some of the most irradiated and damages portion of once-china, Guangdong, Fujian, Jiangxi, Hunan, parts of Guangxi as the ‘New Qin Empire’.

    2048-
    British parliament ceases infrastructure maintenance and tax collection of all but London and its surrounding areas. Britain effectively descends into benign anarchy and splintered independent counties.
    In a series of economic and political failures each with a domino effect upon the other, the nations of Ukraine (those regions not annexed by Russia), Belarus, Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary, Slovenia and finally Poland begin to fail, decentralizing and falling into anarchy.
    Amazonia, with assistance from Communist Colombia, provides military assistance and leadership to former Guyana to defend against CSA invasion.
    Bingzhou founded as a military dictatorship in the north central region of what was once China.
    Kashmir warlords and along with post-nuclear Pakistani and Afghanistan tribes invited to the Ummat Al-Mu’minin and despite some protests from various minor tribes, the annexation is mostly peaceful.
    South African military annexes Namibia and Botswana.

    2049-
    A military coup in the faltering Atlantic Republic abolishes democracy and establishes a military junta, though the name remains.
    Mongolia adopts monarchy and the name of ‘Mongolian Khanate’, signs extensive bilaterial cooperative agreements with Manchuria.
    Georgian resistance movement suppressed by Russia when its leaders are assassinated and its headquarters bombed.
    From the ruins of Beijing arises warlords who unite the irradiated provinces of Hebei, Shandong, Henan, and Shanxi and names their territory Yānzhào.
    Sri Lanka, itself suffering from nuclear fallout, deindustrialization, rising sea levels and famine, but under pressure from their large Tamil minority peacefully annexes southern India (Kerala and especially Tamil Nabi) bringing much required medicines and relief. Many Indian Tamils flee to Sri Lanka.
     
  6. Immaculate

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    2050-
    Natural gas depleted, Russia
    15% of the world’s biodiversity extinct.
    Atlantic Republic invades Canada’s province of Quebec to try and claim the hydroelectric projects that lie there.
    Failure of southeastern European states completes with the fall of Bulgaria and Poland.
    Growing Islamic influence in Italy and the Mediterranean basin due to relative successes of the Maghreb Union and Turkey and the relative failure of the European states leads to restructuring of the Papacy and more active local missionary work. For the most part this is most successful amongst the desperate suffering masses of the irradiated lands of southern France and northwestern Italy.
    The Confederate States of America withdraws from Guyana after conducting ‘cost-benefit’ analysis of war. Former Guyana, Suriname and Guyenne territories join Amazonia.

    2051-
    Deindustrialization, Russia and Canada
    Papua New Guinea (now the kingdom of Tok Pisin) invades western Papua, scattered western islands, forcibly exiling Muslims and obvious foreigners and enforces a cultural hegemony.
    Father Remirez founds the Church of the One True Light in southern Bolivia.
    New Day Movement founded.
    Naxalite Maoist begin rebuilding Indian nuclear wastelands of Andra Pradesh and parts of Orissa, Chattisgarh, Arnataka and Kaharashtra, form new communist nation of Naxal.

    2052-
    Influenza pandemic sweeps globe, kills hundreds of millions.
    French government fails, amid pandemic, storms and severe winters on their northern coasts, failure of their industry and droughts in the south. Decentralized French authority resembles nothing so much as independent medieval fiefdoms.
    Nascent state of Jiangnan, a military dictatorship, established in the heavily damaged provinces of Taiwan, Jiangsu and Zhejiang.

    2053-
    Decentralization in the face of de-industrialization leads to many break-away warlords amongst the ASEAN United Six. AU6 declares martial law.
    Germany follows France into feuding medieval fiefdoms.
    The Spiegal corporation seizes thorium nuclear reactors and munitions factories in southern and central german during the resultant chaos, maintaining the otherwise defunct German army and preventing wide-scale banditry and the rise of warlords.

    2054-
    Ecuadorian villages and towns, without real federal leadership or national identity are peacefully annexed by Colombian Communist

    2055-
    The AU6 adopts a permanent police state government to control splintering and coups by would-be warlords.
    Confederate Communalist Ecology movement, inspired by the writings of Murray Bookchin, popularizes in Britain and Scandinavia.
    South African military dictatorship unable to maintain centralizing rule of massive territories. Popular uprising disposes of the government and does not replace it.
    Australian executive government positions declared hereditary.

    2056-
    Italy, Croatia, Albania, Greece and other Mediterranean powers continue to suffer as drought repeatedly strikes at the Mediterranean basin. Without the major solar projects of Iberia or the Maghreb Union, they are ill-suited to prevent the desertification of their territories or the fragmentation of their societies. Minor principalities, each with their own mostly-feudal townships and supporting lands and fishing fleets inherit.
    Australia invades decentralized New Zealand.
    AU6 wrestles Hainan from local warlords.

    2057-
    Lowland Rio de Janeiro abandoned to rising seas.
    Brazilian federal military, facing desertion and lack of leadership in a nation now nearly completely decentralized, seizes, with Canadian backing, government power and signs a far-reaching agreement with Canada exchanging energy, industrial and technical assistance for Brazilian cheaply accessible thorium deposits.

    2058-
    Oil depleted, world
    Adelaide abandoned to rising seas.
    Canadians homesteaders, desperate for energy to fuel their remaining industries turn to burning forests for charcoal.
    Scandinavian communities, largely decentralized and no longer recognizing central authority from Norway, Sweden, or Finland, unite under the Confederate Communalist Union.
    Much of Gascogne and Languedoc annexed by technically and energy-rich Iberian military dictatorship.
    French nobles of other Southwestern French provinces unite to form the ‘Frankish Council’ and provide support and united resistance against Iberian territorial aggression.

    2059-
    British Colombia, ignoring Canadian federal laws, outlaws deforestation practices. Canada initiates ‘martial law’ in rebellious province. Cascadia sneaks supplies to the BC rebels.
    Heartland Union ceases food aid of Atlantic Republic.
    Offshore Southeastern Asian states, fearful of AU6 and with support from the Ummat Al-Mu’minin unites Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei, reforming as the Pacific Island Sultanate.
    Turkey invades north-west coast of the Black Sea region, citing hardship of the people and their missions there.
    Brazilian military dictatorship, in an economic model based on Canada’s, institutes slavery and ‘modernization‘ of its military structure.
    New Zealand Communalist Ecological Movement makes first series of attacks on occupying Australian forces.

    2060-
    Karachi abandoned to rising seas.
    After nearly ten years of slow attrition and massive damage to the Quebecois hydroelectric system in which more and more Quebec natives fought both sides in an effort to reclaim their own identity, a peace is signed between Canada and the Atlantic Republic with some small scale territorial reshuffling and the province of Quebec gaining autonomy.
    British counties admitted to the Confederate Communalist Union.
    After extended suffering, the heavily irradiated and massively damaged Indian west coast and the provinces of Gujarat, Maharashtra, and western Karnataka form the nation of Naraka (a reference to Hindu hell). The inhabitants are desperate creatures who truly believe themselves to be living in hell (they may be right) and to have died (or their parents to have done so) in the nuclear wars of 2039. Cancer, childhood mortality and mutations and other opportunistic diseases are so common as to be considered the norm.

    2061-
    Amazon river fails.
    Canada, still smarting from its efforts in Quebec, is held off by fanatical British Colombian irregulars operating in the rocky mountain interiors and supported by Cascadia.
    Negotiations regarding union of Heartland and Quebec fizzle out despite agricultural and financial support for the secretive terrorists within Quebec by the Heartland Union.
    Much of the southwestern Balkan regions annexed by Ankara.
    Horse-based power, calling themselves the Zaporizhian on the rise in Ukrainian plains, uniting diverse anarchist ‘tribes’.
    Amazonian homesteaders, faced with increasing desertification of the Amazon basin begin crossing the border into Brazil to harvest timber for fuel and construction material. Brazil responds by militarizing the border.
    Military coup backed by unidentified sponsors initiates civil war in Caribbean Commune.

    2062-
    British Colombia joins Cascadia.
    Estonian-Russia resistance movement to join the Confederate Communalist Union is brutally squashed by Russia.
    Georgia attempts secession from Russia and receives military and economic assistance from Armenian Apostolic theocracy.
    Brazil invades decentralized region of Bolivia.
    After extended civil and foreign military involvement, including repulsing attacks by the Blue Suns Corp, and the Liangshan Yi, the recovering Chinese province of Szechuan is united under a military junta and formalizes as a national entity.
    Organized and well-armed Bantu warlords begin appearing amongst the scattered deindustrialized tribes of what was once the Congo, Zaire, and Angolia and rapidly begin developing a hydro-electric based energy economy on a model similar to that of Colombia or Quebec.

    2063-
    Minor Croation principalities begin to be unified under Prince Đuro Grulović, who would be king. Albanian and south Croatian principalities, with Turkish support, unite in an Adriatic Principalities Confederation to successfully resist his military expansion and free many of the annexed principalities.
    Brazil invades decentralized region of Paraguay.
    Brazil invades decentralized region of Uruguay.

    2064-
    Zaphorizhian horsemen expand westwards as far as Hungary and Poland, comes into conflict with the Austrian and Polish fiefdoms.
    Colombia provides emergency economic, military and technical aid to Chile and Peruvian regions, assisting in the development of a central authority based on hydro-electric power (in a model similar to that of Colombia itself)
    South African, Namibian and Botswanan people unite under charismatic and energetic leader and found the Khoisan Kingdom.
    Ummat Al-Mu’minin annexes territory of former northern Sudan, northern Ethiopia, and Somalian coast with little resistance.

    2065-
    Mongolian Khanate invades southern portions of inner Mongolia not claimed by Manchuria and parts of the Xiajiang province, establishing greatly expanded territorial boundaries at the expense of local disorganized warlords.
    Tamil uprising in Sri Lanka.
    Civil war in Caribbean ends with decisive victory, with Colombian support, for the communist powers.

    2066-
    British isles largely united with Scandinavia as part of the Confederate Communalist Union.
    Georgian-Russian-Armenian war ends with Georgia seceding to Armenian Apostolic Theocracy.
    Infighting and civil war within the Bantu warlords eventually leads to victory for one military alliance over others and the formation of the state of Bantu Ubuntu.

    2067-
    Entirety of the Amazon River succumbs to desertification.
    A Brazilian/Canadian sponsored military coup in Peru topples the local government and places into power a military dictatorship friendly to Brazil and Canada and which quickly instates a policy of slavery.

    2068-
    A Brazilian/Peruvian sponsored military coup in the Andean Commune (Chile) fails in the face of organized central resistance and Colombian military and technical assistance.
    New Day Movement defeats Kenyan army at the battle of Ruiru, establishes a territorial state in center-east Africa.

    2069-
    New Day Movement inherits the East African Community intergovernmental organization from Burundi, Kenyan, Rwanda, Tanzania and Ugandan territories not associated with the growing Islamic Makua Islamic state.

    2070-
    Makua Islamic state, Makuata, with support from the Maghreb union and utilizing extensive hydro-electric power developed in conjunction with the Bantu Ubuntu born in South-Eastern Africa.
    New Day Movement founds the nation of Tukufu Tanganyika.

    2071-
    Polar methane hydrates peak.
    Christian rebel movement in northwestern Ummat Al-Mu’minin in favor of secessionism to the Armenian Apostolic Theocracy launches bomb attacks on Ummat Al-Mu’minin cities causing major damage and many deaths.
    Brazil invades decentralized region of Argentina only to find a popular resistance based on the Church of Universal Light ready for them.
    Zealand-Australian accord recognizes Zealand Communalists as independent of Australia.

    2072-
    Adriatic Principalities Confederation expands to include much of eastern Italy, Albania, and western Greece. Turkish and Maghreb Union financial support and cultural influence has Islamacized many of the principalities.
    Pacific Island Sultanate, under continued influence of the Ummat Al-Mu’minin, adopts Shia Islam as a national religion.

    2073-
    Dublin abandoned to rising seas.
    Nahuatl-speaking fighters appear in the mountains of México and central America, quickly seizing the remnants of major cities across former México and central America and unite the people under the new nation of Azteca

    2075-
    Polar methane hydrates depleted, Russia
    Increasingly brutual border tactics and slave raids by the Brazilians upon dessertified Amazonia leads to its declaration of war against Brazil and coordinated attacks by both the Church of Universal Light and Amazonia upon Brazil.
    Tamils manage to overthrow federal Sinhalese-based government of Sri Lanka; state renamed Eezham.
    Australia invades Tok Pisin islands.

    2076-
    Northern European monarchy rises to unite German, Polish and other north European fiefdoms; founding the New Prussian Kingdom

    2077-
    Adriatic Principalities Confederation renamed the Mediterranean Principalities Confederation as much of the remaining Italian and Greek lands fall under its union.
    Bantu Ubuntu warlords step down and population elects a representative senate and prime minister, forming a parliamentary democracy.
    Tok-Pisin-Australian accord agrees to white peace between the Aussies and Tok Pisin.

    2078-
    Austria, in a model based on the Prussian one, and with assistance from the Spiegal corporation, establishes a monarchy, uniting its military, temporarily, with the Prussian one to fight off the Zaphorizhian horsemen.
    ‘Amazonian shakes’ pandemic sweeps globe.
    Polar methane hydrates depleted, Canada
    Papacy and their protectorate amongst the irradiated lands respond to formation of the Mediterranean Principalities Confederation with an official declaration of union and the formation of the Mefitis Catholic Theocracy
    War between Brazil and The Church of Universal Light comes to a close with the Church gaining numerous concessions from Brazil including their right to self-governance a large territorial division of Paraguay, Argentina and Uruguay. The church held lands are renamed Pampasna after the central agricultural plains forming the basis for their agricultural wealth.
    Peace signed between Amazonia and Brazil

    2079-
    Collegiate combine movement seizes power in Cascadia in a bloody coup backed by religious technocrats.
    Diverse and divided northern ‘Frankish nobles’ unite with south in the face of Prussian territorial aggression. Frankish-Prussian war ensues.
    Zaphorizhian Republic officially recognized, signs peace with the Prussian and Austrian kingdoms.

    2080-
    World population reaches its lowest levels in four hundred years (~750 million).
    End of worldwide economic contraction and slight beginning of recovery

    2081-
    London abandoned to rising seas.
    Communist-based revolution in the Pampasna fails.

    2083-
    Military coup backed by Brazil fails in Pampasna.
    Popular socialist rebellion in Iberia wages war on established military structure in Iberian civil war.

    2084-
    French council of nobles sign disadvantageous peace with Prussian kingdom. French plutocracy of ‘Frankish Principalities’ founded.

    2082-
    Popular socialist coup topples Iberian military junta and establishes communist rule. French assistance leads to minor territorial concessions by Iberia to the ‘Frankish Principalities’.

    2088-
    Communist-based coup in Peru fails in the face of brutal oppression by technically-sophisticated ‘death-squads’.

    2096-
    A series of three successive hurricanes strike Cascadia, greatly reducing Victoria island and merchant and fishing fleets.

    2100-
    50% of the world’s biodiversity extinct.

    Spoiler the same timeline by xkcd :


     
  7. Immaculate

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    Example Stats

    Canada NPC
    Government: Despotic Oligarchy
    Capital: Calgary
    Population: 13,807,626 (military: 144,692 / growth: 0.1% )
    Economy:
    Economic Points: 11 + 11.44
    Agriculture: 11.0 / 10.7
    Industry: 16.5 / 11.0
    Energy: 10.0 / 9.6
    Happiness:
    Oligarchic Council ( 5 / 6 / "Security" )
    Military Officers ( 4 / 3 / "We need to secure our food supplies." )
    Peasantry ( 2 / 2 / "Improve and guarantee our working conditions" )
    Slaves ( 0 / 0 / "Free us!" )
    Technologies
    • Synthetic Fossil Fuels 65%
    • Thorium Atomics 100%
    Military:
    Army Quality: 3.2
    12 Infantry (draft animal and march) , 4 Cavalry , 6 2A6 Zombie
    Naval Quality: 2.2
    8 Frigate (bio-diesel) , 6 Destroyer (bio-diesel)
    Airforce Quality: 3.2
    8 CF-188 Wraith
    Espionage Quality: 3.0

    Explanation

    Nation name Enough said.
    Player name Enough said.
    Government type A very brief description of the leadership of your nation
    Capital Where is your command structure headquartered?

    Economic Points The first number is your banked treasury. The second is your expected income. You can spend only your banked economic points, not your income. Your next turn’s income is displayed to two decimal places but you will only collect the integer value (so round down). You income is based on your population, your projects and any surpluses from your agricultural, industrial or energy sectors. It also includes maintenance of your army and modifiers for variably loyal wealth-generating factions. You are free to enact emergency measures to increase your income as you see fit. Usually there are repercussions, as you might well imagine.

    Agriculture, Industry, and Energy The first value represents your production and the second the amount spent. Spending may include project or military maintenance (your biodiesel plant may produce energy but probably consumes agriculture for example). Surpluses translate to additional income. If the second value is higher than the first value, you are facing shortage. A shortage of food will lead to starvation first amongst your population and potentially, if severe, your military. Prolonged starvation will lead to faction loyalty issues. Deficient industry will limit your military and reduce both agriculture and energy. A shortage of energy will reduce you industry and to a lesser extent your agriculture and may disable your energy-intensive military units.

    Happiness The factional loyalty system is blatantly stolen from Birdjaguar because, well, its awesome. Each of the major factions in your nation will have loyalty (first number), power (second number) and a concern. High loyalty (greater than 3 or 4) factions can be trusted with a bit more power while truly loyal factions should be empowered to assist in maintaining your government’s rule. Low loyalty factions should not be allowed to play with guns or matches.

    Technologies A list of the technologies you have invested in and how close to completion they are. Technologies that are not listed have no investment.

    Military each arm of your military is associated with a quality, listed here and so too are your individual units. Typically infantry represents divisions of 10,000 men, armor brigades of 100 vehicles, naval forces, 1 ship each, and your airforce squadrons of 12 aircraft. There are exceptions.


    Technology

    The technology of twenty-one-hundred, despite all that has happened, has advanced beyond what our ancestors of twenty-ten would recognize. There is a social and ideological difference in its implementation and dispersal however. Technology belongs to the few rare elite who can afford it, and these in turn guard it jealously as it often forms the nucleus upon which their elite status and power rest.

    It is rare to see technology openly shared among those capable of understanding it. The advantage a nation, corporation or warlord holds in military or manufacturing prowess is a closely guarded secret; too much desperation, too much ‘hard-times’ have made people suspicious of their neighbors’ intentions… and envious of their strengths.

    Spoiler :

    Overview

    While the vast majority of the population lives a life of relative poverty, having de-industrialized, often having lost access to education and in most cases living as subsistence farmers similar to medieval peasants, those who control the energy supplies and factories have not completely lost the capacity for innovation and development and indeed, there are promising new developments in a variety of fields taking place across the globe.

    Tech Tree

    This NES makes use of a tech tree, instead of a free-form system, and while many technologies on the ‘tree’ are known, many are not and will only be uncovered as the prerequisite technologies are discovered.

    Researching Technologies

    The cost to develop the technologies available are listed next to their names and descriptions. Normally if the technology has not yet been discovered, you can expect to pay a premium to be the first to develop its secrets. You can also expect some immediate returns, often based on factional loyalty or power for the prestige of developing a technology first.

    Technologies Effects

    Most technologies will have small passive effects but these are normally not sufficient to justify the investment required to develop the technology in of themselves. That said, you can no doubt envision a large number of projects that might be possible if only you had command of a particular technology.

    One of the most obvious effects of technological development is the opportunity to develop new unit types. The ‘synthetic fossil fuels’ technology for example allows the development of jet fuel suitable for 21st century jet aircraft. So once in command of that technology you could very well develop a new jet unit to command the skies.

    Trading Technology

    You can ‘assist’ one nation to learn one technology per turn.

    Once a nation has been ‘assisted’, investments (past, present and future) into that technology cost are more effective. The increase is a multiplier so if you have not invested any funds into the technology, the 'assist' does nothing.

    You may also by able to ‘assist’ yourself through effective use of espionage.


    Military, War, and Espionage

    The war-machines of 2100 are very different from those of 2010. Many of the weapons and vehicles utilized are scraps of ancient eras, held together by glue, string and hope. Soldiers no longer arrive at wars on transcontinental jumbo-jets or a convoy of trucks. The fall of energy and industry means that most soldiers march to war while mules pull at refit heavy guns cannibalized from 2040s tank-pieces. Overhead the drone of jets is gone, replaced, perhaps, if one is lucky, with bio-diesel powered propeller planes like times of old. At sea, modern guns are mounted on fiberglass sailboats left from the ancestors’ times. Missiles and ‘beyond-visual-range’ weaponry as well as many other ‘high-end’ weapons have all but disappeared, their prohibitively high development and production costs necessitating other, more economically efficient means of destroying the enemy.

    But all that is changing. In tucked-away, secretive laboratories around the world, scientists are unlocking unfathomable secrets and it is only a matter of time before those secrets are unleashed upon an unsuspecting world

    Spoiler :

    Going to War

    One must consider one’s domestic support for war carefully before invading another nation. Casus belli may not affect the accuracy of your bombs or the lethality of your bullets but it will surely affect your domestic war economy.

    Each faction within your nation may respond differently to war and the wise leader cares to justify his actions to his supporters while silencing his detractors.

    Purchase and Maintenance

    New units are available to use immediately on the turn you build or train them but if you do so, beware that they may be of a slightly lesser quality. New units are ‘paid for’ with standard economic spending points but are maintained with manpower, agriculture, industry and energy.

    Manpower: Any population that is part of the military is not paying taxes nor are they breeding as quickly as your civilian population. Additionally, the larger the percentage of your population that is involved in the military, the less efficient your civilian economy will be. While a military is obviously of great importance, a bloated military can be dangerous to your domestic economy and growth.

    Maintenance: Your army will have to be paid. Units that require food, such as infantry and cavalry divisions will consume agriculture while units that require replacement parts and maintenance, such as an armor battalion or fighter squadron will require industry and units that require fuel such as aforementioned fighter squadrons or a naval ship will require energy.

    Quality

    All arms of your military are represented by a military quality. This number reflects things such as your units’ training, combat experience, equipment quality, logistical support or technological support. Most projects involved in increasing your military quality, with the exception of technological improvements, are subject to diminishing returns so it becomes increasing more difficult to increase your military quality with standard projects. Additionally, it is generally more expensive to improve the military quality of a larger military than a smaller one.

    Quality has a significant effect on the outcome of battle and should not be overlooked.

    Espionage

    Espionage, like your army, navy or airforce, also is represented by a quality value. The higher this value the harder and more expensive it is for others to infiltrate your faction while it simultaneously makes your missions more likely to succeed.

    Espionage missions need to be funded to succeed and are considered on a case-by-case basis. Use common sense when funding your missions and consider the costs of units and projects you have built to get a feel for the cost.

    Logistics and Movement

    A low-tech army that has to march to its destination will have a much reduced range and speed than current modern armies and you should be aware of this and plan for it when you design your military campaigns. All units are paid standard logistical support as part of your turn-to-turn unit maintenance but if you are sending your forces far afield or into inhospitable terrain, it is worth providing additional logistical support.

    Unit Design

    All factions have a variety of units available to them at game start but these will do doubt soon prove unsatisfactory and its always possible to design new units. New units can be based on newly developed technology but need not be. Generally a second generation unit will be superior to the prior generation, even without further major technological innovation.

    When designing a new unit, you MUST provide a name and description as well as the role you envision it to play in your military.

    Designing new units will cost 5EP plus 1EP per technology it is dependent upon. (So a new synthetic-fuel powered jet would require 6EP. A new synthetic powered jet using advanced avionics would require 7EP to develop. The same jet with synthetic fuels, avionics, and stealth technologies would require 8EP to develop.)

    You will not know exactly how effective your design will be until the end of the turn in which you design it but that doesn’t meant you can’t build them immediately. You may need to guess at the exact cost of the unit and simply allocate ‘X’ EP to ‘as many of my new units as I can afford’.

    It costs 1Ep to learn an existing unit design from another faction sharing their design with your faction. With a little funding you might be able to nab a design by reverse-engineering captured units or stealing a design using espionage.

    Selling Units

    You can sell another nation a unit that they don't have the tech to build or design themselves but only if they are no more than 1 tech tier behind the tech required to design that particular unit. So, for example, you could sell another nation a unit that requires 'space flight' to use if they had synthetic fossil fuels but not if they did not have synethetic fossil fuels (Synthetic fossil fuels is a prerequisite for spaceflight.)

    So it would be okay for Bavaria to sell their howitzers to whomever they like but if they were to develop a second unit like the howitzer that requires advanced robotics, then the nation purchasing the units would need to have first tier robotics to be able to use them. I hope thats clear.

     
  8. Immaculate

    Immaculate unerring

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    Army


    Militia
    Your civilian population mobilized to war in times of great duress.

    Cost: 1EP for 5 divisions
    Developed By: n/a
    Usable By: all
    Manpower: 10,000 men
    Heavy Weapons: 0
    Light Weapons: 1
    Armor: 0
    Speed: 1

    Infantry (draft animal and march)
    Standard infantry available to the energy-starved nations and factions of the 22nd century, it utilizes many weapons cannibalized from their ancestors including automatic weapons and heavy guns but is reliant upon draft animals and marching for mobility.

    Cost: 1EP for 2 divisions
    Developed By: n/a
    Usable By: all
    Manpower: 10,000 men
    Heavy Weapons: 1
    Light Weapons: 2
    Armor: 0
    Speed: 1

    Infantry (electric vehicles)
    These units have proven so standard that they have been developed independently by many nations making use of new battery technology. Though energy expensive, by outfitting infantry with trucks, jeeps and motorcycles powered by electric motors and molten salt batteries, these infantry retain much of the mobility and speed of their 21st century brethren.

    Tech Req: Molten Metal/Salt Batteries
    Cost: 1EP for 1 division
    Developed By: Absaroka, Magreb Union, Hubei
    Usable By: Absaroka, Magreb Union, Hubei, Egypt
    Manpower: 10,000 men
    Heavy Weapons: 1
    Light Weapons: 2
    Armor: 0
    Speed: 4


    Santisima Muerte Reapers
    Elite infantry armed with rifles, submachine-guns and wearing body-armor, they use bio-diesel vehicles (jeeps, motorcycles mostly) for transport. The Santisima are best known however, for their methodological cruelty and uncanny clarity, reflexes, and discipline, a product of the combat drugs they imbibe.

    Cost: 1EP for 1 brigade (3000 men)
    Developed By: Los Zetas
    Usable By: Los Zetas
    Manpower: 3,500 men
    Heavy Weapons: 2
    Light Weapons: 3
    Armor: 0
    Speed: 3

    A nation must have at least four times as many infantry (whatever sort) then they do Santisima Muerte Reapers. Santisima Muerte Reapers fight as if their military quality was 2 points higher then it actually is.


    Cavalry
    In the 22nd century, cavalry is making a resurgence as its low requirement for energy and relative mobility to standard infantry provides these units with their historical role as skirmishers, flankers and otherwise fast, offensive units.

    Cost: 1EP for 2 divisions
    Developed By: n/a
    Usable By: all
    Manpower: 5,000 men
    Heavy Weapons: 0
    Light Weapons: 2
    Armor: 0
    Speed: 2


    2A6 ’Zombie’
    A Canadian developed tank based on reverse engineering of the German Leopard 2A6 and with a very similar chassis and main gun but lacking much of the more sophisticated electronics or fine control systems, the ‘Zombie’ runs on a high-powered aviation-fuel fed engine ensuring that despite its heavy armor it retain significant speed. Its armor has reduced to plain steel, as the methods of high-end tank armor manufacture have been lost.

    Tech Req: Synthetic Fossil Fuels
    Cost: 1EP for 1 battalion (100 armor)
    Developed By: Canada
    Usable By: Canada, USA
    Manpower: 300 men
    Heavy Weapons: 3
    Light Weapons: 2
    Armor: 3
    Speed: 5

    Breakwater Light Tank
    A Cascadian-developed light tank specialized for all-terrain work, weather resistance, and even limited amphibious capability, the Breakwater is unique in utilizing a molten salt-powered electric motor. It has a 20mm aluminum boat-like hull and a 76.2mm main gun and a 7.62mm coaxial machine gun which keep it light enough for electric power with the additional benefit of making it light enough to swim. Due to its speed and amphibious abilities, it is highly maneuverable strategically, making it an ideal reconnaissance vehicle.

    Tech Req: Molten Salt Batteries
    Cost: 1EP for 2 battalion (100 armor)
    Developed By: Canada
    Usable By: Canada, USA
    Manpower: 200 men
    Heavy Weapons: 1
    Light Weapons: 2
    Armor: 1
    Speed: 6

    Zulfiqar IV
    An Umma Al-Mu’minin developed tanked based on pre de-industrialization technology, the Zulfiqar shares the chassis and piloting systems of its predecessor but the lack of high-end electronics industry has meant that fine control, targeting, communications, and guidance systems are somewhat lacking in comparison to its predecessor. The heavy gun has been replaced with six synergized autocannons and a smaller main gun, making it more attractive for striking soft targets and less for hard targets. Its armor has reduced to plain steel, as the methods of high-end tank armor manufacture have been lost.

    The Zulfiqar performs poorly in tropical or wet conditions.

    Tech Req: Synthetic Fossil Fuels
    Cost: 1EP for 1 battalion (100 armor)
    Developed By: Umma Al-Mu-minin
    Usable By: Umma Al-Mu-minin
    Manpower: 300 men
    Heavy Weapons: 2
    Light Weapons: 4
    Armor: 2
    Speed: 6

    T-90
    The T-90 currently in operation is very similar to the one produced in the 2000s and is armed and with some of the same electronics as it fore-bearer but its outfitted to use modern synthetic fossil fuels. The armor is more primitive, and limited to thick steel with only limited explosive reactive elements, though much superior to plain steel (like that of the Zombie or Zulfigar). Its main armament is a 125mm smoothbore gun capable of firing anti-tank guided missiles as well as a smaller (7.62mm) coaxial machine gun and a 12.7mm anti-aircraft gun.

    Tech Req: Synthetic Fossil Fuels, Avionics and Military Electronics
    Cost: 2EP for 1 battalion (100 armor)
    Developed By: Russia
    Usable By: Russia
    Manpower: 300 men
    Heavy Weapons: 4
    Light Weapons: 3
    Armor: 4
    Sensors: 1
    Speed: 5


    Vanguard (APC)
    Developed by the United States army in 2104, these battery-powered armored personal carriers are designed to keep pace with heavier armed and armored tanks while transporting infantry to forward operating positions. Lacking tracks, their tires mean they can be used extensively on roads and can extract themselves from combat quickly. They boast twin 7.62mm caliber light machine guns mounted on a single top-mounted 360° turret. Each is crewed by 2 men and can carry an additional eleven. Relatively inexpensive, a number of battalions would be required to move a division of infantry.

    Tech Req: Molten Metal/Salt Batteries
    Cost: 1EP for 2 battalion (100 vehicles)
    Developed By: United States of America
    Usable By: United States of America
    Manpower: 300 men
    Heavy Weapons: 0
    Light Weapons: 2
    Armor: 1
    Speed: 5

    Spectre (IFV)
    Developed by the Canadian military in 2107, these infantry fighting vehicles are synth-gas powered, and therefore fast, agile, and expensive to deploy. Their full-track means they maintain mobility over obstacles and can go where wheeled vehicles cannot, though long-distance travel over roads is probably best accomplished on a biodiesel flatbed. Spectres are armed with a single 40mm autocannon and a 7.62mm caliber coaxial machine gun. While original intentions were to implement radar and electromagnetic absorptive materials, these were found to be incompatible with the armor requisite and abandoned during early testing phase.

    The IFV has three dedicated crew members and can carry an additional seven. Crew-members are outfitted with man-machine interface links to make robotics-assisted targeting and driving more responsive.

    Tech Req: Synthetic Fossil Fuels, Robotics, Man-Machine Interface
    Cost: 1EP for 1 battalion (100 vehicles)
    Developed By: Canada
    Usable By: Canada
    Manpower: 350 men
    Heavy Weapons: 1
    Light Weapons: 3
    Armor: 1
    Speed: 6


    FH700 Howitzer Battery
    Artillery batteries based on the German FH-70 artillery piece developed in 1978, these units were considered valuable, as they could be towed by draft animals or bio-diesel trucks and had a steep angle of elevation to pierce the trench warfare that was reappearing in the battles in the de-industrialized era. Modern developments include robotic-assisted reloading and targeting to increase rate of fire and accuracy.

    Tech Req: Robotics
    Cost: 1EP for 2 battery (100 armor)
    Developed By: Bavaria
    Usable By: Bavaria
    Manpower: 300 men
    Heavy Weapons: 4
    Light Weapons: 0
    Armor: 0
    Speed: 1

    尊敬燈籠 (Esteemed Lantern)
    Esteemed lanterns are 130mm anti-aircraft guns first developed by the Manchurian army in 2106. They are typically deployed over a wide area, most guns being at least 2-3 km from another, and usually supported by standard infantry. Point defense systems of particular areas- bridges, airfields, bases is possible and provides excellent local defense but makes gun detection and location easier for the enemy.

    The Esteemed Lantern anti-aircraft battalion consists of guns, radar and optoelectronic sensor systems, and computing/tracking/targeting systems. Multiple radar/sensor systems are used to detect enemy aircraft. That information, as well as the position and facing of the guns is fed to a number of decentralized target-tracking computers. Resulting fire command are then sent back to the guns with multiple guns typically focusing on any single target. They have a rate of fire of 15 rounds per minute, and a vertical range of 15km. Their high-explosive rounds are fitted with radio and optical proximity fuses and do not need to hit their target directly to down them. The Esteemed lanterns, while not able to move under their own power can be easily towed by horse or truck.

    Tech Req: Avionics and Military Electronics
    Cost: 1EP for 1, or 2EP for 3 battalions (100 guns and radar arrays)
    Developed By: Manchuria
    Usable By: Manchuria
    Manpower: 260 men
    Heavy Weapons: 3 (air)
    Light Weapons: 0
    Armor: 0
    Sensors: 1
    Speed: 1
     
  9. Immaculate

    Immaculate unerring

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    Navy

    Sail Warship
    In the 22nd century, when many nations are so energy-starved, the sail is making a come-back. The sail warship represents a wide plethora of ancient vessels converted to sail and warfare or even newly constructed ships made de novo for warfare but reliant upon their own energy. Their sole advantage is their negligible energy requirement.

    Cost: 1EP for 5 ships
    Developed By: n/a
    Usable By: all
    Manpower: 100 men
    Heavy Weapons: 1
    Light Weapons: 1
    Armor: 0
    Speed: 3

    Frigate (bio-diesel)
    Dependent upon valuable bio-diesel for power, these ships are often retrofitted relics of an ancient era. They lack extensive onboard electronics and are reliant on line-of-sight guns.

    Cost: 1EP for 2 ships
    Developed By: n/a
    Usable By: all
    Manpower: 150 men
    Heavy Weapons: 2
    Light Weapons: 2
    Armor: 1
    Sensors: 1
    Speed: 6

    Chávez-class Frigate
    A sleeker, faster, and more maneuverable ship, with a much more shallow draft than the standard bio-diesel frigate, this craft is developed for operations in shallow littoral waters primarily for defensive and interception function. Its engines are based on hydrogen fuel technology.

    Tech Req: Fuel Cells
    Cost: 1EP for 2 ships
    Developed By: Colombia
    Usable By: Colombia, Andean Commune, Carribea, Cascadia, Confederate Communalist Union
    Manpower: 120 men
    Heavy Weapons: 2
    Light Weapons: 3
    Armor: 1
    Sensors: 1
    Speed: 7

    Destroyer (bio-diesel)
    Heavier than the frigate, these ships are also powered by bio-diesel. Like the generic frigate, it has no long-range missiles or other ‘modern’ weaponry of the 21st century.

    Cost: 1EP
    Developed By: n/a
    Usable By: all
    Manpower: 250 men
    Heavy Weapons: 3
    Light Weapons: 2
    Armor: 2
    Sensors: 1
    Speed: 5

    Bolivar-class Destroyer
    Lighter and faster than the standard bio-diesel destroyer, the Bolivar-class none-the-less sacrifices none of the armor or weaponry of its larger cousin.

    Tech Req: Fuel Cells
    Cost: 1EP
    Developed By: Colombia
    Usable By: Colombia, Andean Commune, Cascadia, Carribea, Confederate Communalist Union
    Manpower: 220 men
    Heavy Weapons: 3
    Light Weapons: 2
    Armor: 2
    Sensors: 1
    Speed: 6

    ผีปอบ (Phi-Pop)-class Destroyer
    The Phi Pop destroyer, another fuel-cell based ship, makes extensive use of new composite materials to obtain greater protection, especially of its crew, guns, and engines, than the similar Bolivar-class without any loss of speed.

    Tech Req: Fuel Cells, Complex Composite Materials
    Cost: 1EP
    Developed By: AU6
    Usable By: AU6
    Manpower: 235 men
    Heavy Weapons: 3
    Light Weapons: 2
    Armor: 3
    Sensors: 1
    Speed: 6

    Walton-class Destroyer
    Where the Bolivar is lighter and faster, the Walton is more heavily armed and armored than the standard bio-fuel destroyer. It also obviously requires more hydrogen.

    Tech Req: Fuel Cells
    Cost: 2EP each or 2 for 3EP.
    Developed By: California
    Usable By: California
    Manpower: 245 men
    Heavy Weapons: 3
    Light Weapons: 3
    Armor: 3
    Sensors: 1
    Speed: 5
     
  10. Immaculate

    Immaculate unerring

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    Propeller Fighter
    A generic catch-all designation for small single or two-man fighters propelled by biodiesel engines and armed with rotary cannons. Due to the, relatively, low technical proficiency required to produce these fighters, these now form the base for many national air-forces.

    Cost: 1EP for 2 squadrons (12 fighters)
    Developed By: n/a
    Usable By: all
    Manpower: 12 men
    Heavy Weapons: 0
    Light Weapons: 2
    Armor: 0
    Sensors: 1
    Speed: 11
    Agility: 3
    Range: 1100km

    Propeller Bomber
    The bomber equivalent to the propeller fighter, these too require little highly specialized technical knowledge and thus are common in many new nations.

    Cost: 1EP for 1 squadron (12 bombers)
    Developed By: n/a
    Usable By: all
    Manpower: 36 men
    Heavy Weapons: 3
    Light Weapons: 0
    Armor: 0
    Sensors: 1
    Speed: 8
    Agility: 1
    Range: 1530km (with bombs, twice without)

    CF-188 Wraith
    The CF-188 Wraith, named after its return from the ‘dead’, is the Canadian airforce’s attempt to retain the technological savvy of their ancestors and while the CF-188 Wraith retains the body and same line-of-sight weaponry of the true CF-188, it lacks most of the electronics and fine control that jet fighters of the 21st century possessed. The Wraith’s bombs are unguided and it possesses no missiles, instead being reliant upon a complement of Gatling guns.

    Tech Req: Synthetic Fossil Fuels
    Cost: 2EP for 1 squadron (12 fighters)
    Developed By: Canada
    Usable By: Canada, USA
    Manpower: 24 men
    Heavy Weapons: 2
    Light Weapons: 4
    Armor: 0
    Sensors: 1
    Speed: 16
    Agility: 8
    Range: 537km

    Saeqeh

    Not the same as the original Saeqeh, the modern strike-fighter lacks much of the sophisticated electronics, missiles and guided bombs of its namesake. Instead, it relies on Gatling guns and unguided bombs. None-the-less, it is an impressive fighter bomber with excellent range.

    Tech Req: Synthetic Fossil Fuels
    Cost: 2EP for 1 squadron (12 fighters)
    Developed By: Umma Al-Mu’minin
    Usable By: Umma Al-Mu’minin, Bangladesh
    Manpower: 24 men
    Heavy Weapons: 3
    Light Weapons: 3
    Armor: 0
    Sensors: 1
    Speed: 14
    Agility: 7
    Range: 780km

    Su-24 Sukhoi

    Based on the aircraft of the same name developed during the 1970s, the Sukhoi is primarily an air-to-air fighter with ground strike capability. As an all-weather attack aircraft it is equipped with radar navigation capacity and sensors and is armed with 1 forward-mounted auto-cannon, and either four laser-guided missiles or, for ground attack, two laser guided bombs.

    Tech Req: Synthetic Fossil Fuels, Avionics and Military Electronics
    Cost: 2EP for 1 squadron (12 fighters)
    Developed By: Russia
    Usable By: Russia
    Manpower: 24 men
    Heavy Weapons: 4
    Light Weapons: 4
    Armor: 0
    Sensors: 2
    Speed: 15
    Agility: 7
    Range: 615km

    Chuva Gritante
    The Brazilian Chuva Gritante is small one-man fighter jet developed by the Brazilians, based partially on the design of Canadian CF-188 Wraith. Despite the inspiration, the entirety of the Chuva Gritante (Screaming Rain) has been designed de novo from the ground up. Its smaller frame, and lack of any bombing capacity whatsoever has allowed for a greater thrust to mass ratio and a focus on dog-fighting auto-cannons. Like most aircraft of its era, it lacks ‘modern’ electronics and radar and sensor packages are very limited.

    Tech Req: Synthetic Fossil Fuels
    Cost: 2EP for 1 squadron (12 fighters)
    Developed By: Brazil
    Usable By: Brazil
    Manpower: 12 men
    Heavy Weapons: 0
    Light Weapons: 5
    Armor: 0
    Sensors: 1
    Speed: 16
    Agility: 10
    Range: 610km

    Shawinigan Handshake
    A Canadian two-seat, duel-engine, ground-attack, air defense strike-fighter with stealth capability, this aircraft has also been called the ‘Chrétien Strangle’. The fighter operates much less the existing CF-188 Wraith and like that aircraft lacks advanced laser-guided bombs or missile technology. What it does have are similar auto-cannons (though lesser in number and bearing less ammunition), and heavy bombs, though it has more of these. What really distinguishes it is its capacity for higher-altitude flight and a very limited radar signature. Together these factors make it difficult to intercept. And though it lacks the agility of smaller air-to-air specialized aircraft, it’s straight-run speed, especially at high altitude means that it can often simply outrun pursuit. Additionally, the Shawinigan Handshake possesses excellent fuel-capacity and much greater range then its predecessors.

    Tech Req: Synthetic Fossil Fuels, Stealth Materials
    Cost: 3EP for 1 squadron or 5EP for 2 squadrons (12 strike-fighters)
    Developed By: Canada
    Usable By: Canada
    Manpower: 24 men
    Heavy Weapons: 4
    Light Weapons: 3
    Armor: 0
    Sensors: 1
    Stealth: 3
    Speed: 16
    Agility: 5
    Range: 1090 km

    Mi-28 Havoc

    A purely anti-armor attack helicopter, the ‘Havoc’ is the reincarnation of a similar Russian helicopter developed in 2006. It has one 30mm chin-mounted auto-cannon and two side-mounted hardpoints, each of which bears one guided anti-tank missile, four air-to-air guided missiles and 1 mine dispenser (dispenses 96 anti-personnel mines in an uncoordinated fashion).

    Tech Req: Synthetic Fossil Fuels, Avionics and Military Electronics
    Cost: 2EP for 1 squadron (12 helicopters)
    Developed By: Russia
    Usable By: Russia
    Manpower: 24 men
    Heavy Weapons: 4
    Light Weapons: 4
    Armor: 0
    Sensors: 2
    Speed: 8
    Agility: 9
    Range: 435km
     
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    NORTH AMERICA
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    Canada
    <Nuke>
    Government: Despotic Oligarchy
    Capital: Calgary
    Population: 22,314,139 (military: 204692 / growth: 1.4% )
    Economy:
    • Economic Points: banked: 20 , income: 17.00
    • Agriculture: 19.2 / 17
    • Industry: 19.8 / 13
    • Energy: 15.5 / 13
    Happiness:
    • Oligarchic Council ( 5 / 6 / "Growing influene of communism across the globe." )
    • Military Officers ( 4 / 3 / "Force projection to distant territories." )
    • Peasantry ( 1 / 3 / "Some of us support the Free Canadian Movement" )
    • Free Canadian Movement ( 0 / 2 / "Income disparity" )
    Technologies
    • Synthetic Fossil Fuels 100%
    • Thorium Atomics 100%
    • Man-Machine Interface 100%
    • Complex Composite Materials 100%
    • Robotics 100%
    • Stealth Materials 100%
    Military:
    • Army ( quality: 4.7 )
      18 Infantry (draft animal and march) , 4 Cavalry , 6 2A6 Zombie
    • Navy ( quality: 2.6 )
      8 Frigate (bio-diesel) , 6 Destroyer (bio-diesel)
    • Airforce ( quality: 3.6 )
      8 CF-188 Wraith
    • Espionage Quality: 3.0

    Quebec
    NPC
    Government: Oligarchic Police State
    Capital: Quebec City
    Population: 4,785,601 (military: 192844 / growth: 0.4% )
    Economy:
    • Economic Points: banked: 6 , income: 8.26
    • Agriculture: 10.3 / 8
    • Industry: 10.0 / 7
    • Energy: 11.1 / 7
    Happiness:
    • Secret Police ( 5 / 5 / "Modern technologies to drive a modern military." )
    • French Catholic Church ( 3 / 2 / "The abduction of the 'disloyal' must stop and courts must have some transparency." )
    • Quebec Business interests ( 4 / 2 / "Corporate Business Policies" )
    • Peasantry ( 2 / 1 / "Urban housing costs/Working conditions" )
    Technologies
    • Fuel Cells 100%
    • Solar Energy 100%
    Military:
    • Army ( quality: 2.0 )
      17 Infantry (draft animal and march) , 4 Cavalry
    • Navy ( quality: 2.0 )
      18 Sail Warship , 6 Frigate (bio-diesel)
    • Airforce ( quality: 2.0 )
      6 Propeller Fighter , 2 Propeller Bomber
    • Espionage Quality: 4.0

    Atlantica
    Orangelex44
    Government: Military Junta
    Capital: Montpelier
    Population: 3,829,891 (military: 112632 / growth: 0.8% )
    Economy:
    • Economic Points: banked: 9 , income: 8.32
    • Agriculture: 11.0 / 8
    • Industry: 12.1 / 7
    • Energy: 9.4 / 6
    Happiness:
    • Miitary Officers ( 6 / 5 / "Fear of Republicanism and the Decisions made by the Generals vis-à-vis challenging its influence." )
    • Peasantry ( 2 / 2 / "Change in leadeship ideology." )
    • Republican Movement ( 1 / 3 / "Spread republicanism to the urban centers" )
    • Slaves ( 1 / 1 / "Free us!" )
    Technologies
    • Electronic Warfare 55%
    • Thorium Atomics 100%
    • Cyberwarfare 100%
    Military:
    • Army ( quality: 4.1 )
      10 Infantry (draft animal and march) , 2 Cavalry
    • Navy ( quality: 3.1 )
      10 Frigate (bio-diesel) , 4 Destroyer (bio-diesel)
    • Airforce ( quality: 3.1 )
      5 Propeller Fighter , 2 Propeller Bomber
    • Espionage Quality: 3.5

    Cascadia
    Kyzarc Fotjage
    Government: Socialist Theocracy
    Capital: Portland
    Population: 6,181,469 (military: 86812 / growth: 2.3% )
    Economy:
    • Economic Points: banked: 10 , income: 10.59
    • Agriculture: 13.0 / 7
    • Industry: 9.0 / 6
    • Energy: 6.7 / 5
    Happiness:
    • Technocratic Priesthood ( 5 / 5 / "Influence in the pacific" )
    • Westerm Agricultural Communes ( 5 / 3 / "New dams affect our irrigation costs and productivity." )
    • Eastern Ranches and the 'Stranger' ( 2 / 3 / "Devolved governance." )
    • Confederate Communalist Ecology Movement ( 2 / 2 / "Re-Civilizing will only bring new failures. Explore primatism." )
    Technologies
    • Molten Metal/Salt Batteries 100%
    • Fuel Cells 100%
    • Pharmacology 55%
    Military:
    • Army ( quality: 2.0 )
      6 Infantry (draft animal and march) , 5 Cavalry
    • Navy ( quality: 3.0 )
      15 Sail Warship , 1 Chávez-class Frigate
    • Airforce ( quality: 2.0 )
      7 Propeller Fighter , 3 Propeller Bomber
    • Espionage Quality: 2.0

    California
    NPC
    Government: Corporate Council Oligarchy
    Capital: Fresno
    Population: 7,172,831 (military: 82599 / growth: 1.3% )
    Economy:
    • Economic Points: banked: 11 , income: 9.31
    • Agriculture: 10.6 / 7
    • Industry: 10.0 / 8
    • Energy: 9.8 / 10
    Happiness:
    • Corporate Council ( 5 / 5 / "Influence in the Pacific and the Rising infuence of Communism." )
    • Military Corporations ( 2 / 2 / "Communist ideology amongst our officers returning from Peru." )
    • Corporate Executives ( 5 / 3 / "Return on investments/loans." )
    • Peasantry ( 1 / 1 / "We seek opportunity within the corporate structure./Fund decentralized development." )
    Technologies
    • Fuel Cells 100%
    • Solar Energy 100%
    Military:
    • Army ( quality: 2.2 )
      8 Infantry (draft animal and march)
    • Navy ( quality: 2.0 )
      10 Sail Warship , 4 Frigate (bio-diesel) , 3 Walton-Class Destroyer
    • Airforce ( quality: 2.2 )
      10 Propeller Fighter , 4 Propeller Bomber
    • Espionage Quality: 3.5

    Absaroka
    NPC
    Government: Corporate Plutocracy
    Capital: Helena
    Population: 3,799,387 (military: 160240 / growth: 0.8% )
    Economy:
    • Economic Points: banked: 7 , income: 8.59
    • Agriculture: 12.2 / 8
    • Industry: 8.2 / 6
    • Energy: 11.1 / 7
    Happiness:
    • Crosshairs Board of Directors ( 5 / 5 / "Technology Implementation" )
    • Corporate Executive ( 4 / 2 / "Competition from California in foreign markets." )
    • Military Officers ( 4 / 4 / "Modernization" )
    • Non-Corporate Peasantry ( 2 / 1 / "Opportunities." )
    Technologies
    • Molten Metal/Salt Batteries 100%
    • Solar Energy 100%
    • Thorium Atomics 100%
    • Robotics 45%
    Military:
    • Army ( quality: 3.5 )
      8 Infantry (draft animal and march) , 4 Infantry (electric vehicles) , 8 Cavalry
    • Navy ( quality: 1.0 )
    • Airforce ( quality: 3.0 )
      8 Propeller Fighter , 4 Propeller Bomber
    • Espionage Quality: 2.0

    Heartland Union
    HBar
    Government: Theocratic Patriarchy
    Capital: Millersburg
    Population: 12,266,585 (military: 200644 / growth: 0.5% )
    Economy:
    • Economic Points: banked: 12 , income: 10.31
    • Agriculture: 16.0 / 15
    • Industry: 7.0 / 5
    • Energy: 8.5 / 3
    Happiness:
    • Council of Gabriel ( 4 / 5 / "We wish to spread the 'good news' to other nations." )
    • Stonecutter’s Council (Freemasons) ( 4 / 4 / "Develop domestic industry and energy." )
    • Sharecroppers ( 4 / 3 / "We are wary of the stonecutter's influence and their dependence on technology" )
    • Non-Amish Citizenry ( 2 / 1 / "Military resource consumption." )
    Technologies
    • Synthetic Fossil Fuels 64%
    • Fuel Cells 100%
    Military:
    • Army ( quality: 3.0 )
      16 Infantry (draft animal and march) , 8 Cavalry
    • Navy ( quality: 2.0 )
      5 Sail Warship
    • Airforce ( quality: 2.0 )
      12 Propeller Fighter
    • Espionage Quality: 3.0

    Deseret
    Terran Emperor
    Government: Theodemocracy
    Capital: Salt Lake City
    Population: 5,170,525 (military: 125192 / growth: 1.0% )
    Economy:
    • Economic Points: banked: 8 , income: 8.33
    • Agriculture: 12.6 / 9
    • Industry: 8.2 / 4
    • Energy: 6.2 / 3
    Happiness:
    • Council of Fifty and the church ( 5 / 6 / "Los Zetas threats" )
    • LDS business and industry leaders ( 3 / 3 / "We need lower minimum wage laws" )
    • LDS middle and lower classes ( 3 / 2 / "Reduce taxation and food prices." )
    • Hispanic Immigrants ( 3 / 2 / "LDS businesses and industry discrimanate against us." )
    Technologies
    • Solar Energy 100%
    • Cyberwarfare 36%
    • Cermets 100%
    Military:
    • Army ( quality: 3.0 )
      10 Infantry (draft animal and march) , 5 Cavalry
    • Navy ( quality: 1.3 )
    • Airforce ( quality: 2.0 )
      10 Propeller Fighter , 2 Propeller Bomber
    • Espionage Quality: 2.4

    United States of America
    Merciary
    Government: Stratocracy
    Capital: Washington
    Population: 5,279,435 (military: 134570 / growth: 0.7% )
    Economy:
    • Economic Points: banked: 8 , income: 8.69
    • Agriculture: 10.3 / 8
    • Industry: 11.7 / 8
    • Energy: 7.8 / 7
    Happiness:
    • Pentagon ( 5 / 6 / "The USA must return to its former glory." )
    • Military officers ( 4 / 5 / "We should develop our own battery-powered military." )
    • Peasantry ( 2 / 2 / "Return our tradition of democracy!" )
    • CSA slave refugees ( 3 / 0 / "Protect us from the CSA slavers" )
    Technologies
    • Molten Metal/Salt Batteries 100%
    • Synthetic Fossil Fuels 100%
    • Thorium Atomics 100%
    • Complex Composite Materials 27%
    Military:
    • Army ( quality: 4.2 )
      12 Infantry (draft animal and march) , 2 Cavalry , 2 2A6 Zombie , 4 Vanguard (APC)
    • Navy ( quality: 3.2 )
      10 Sail Warship , 6 Frigate (bio-diesel) , 3 Destroyer (bio-diesel)
    • Airforce ( quality: 3.2 )
      5 CF-188 Wraith
    • Espionage Quality: 3.0

    Confederate States of America
    SouthernKing
    Government: Timocracy
    Capital: Richmond
    Population: 9,723,380 (military: 164786 / growth: 0.2% )
    Economy:
    • Economic Points: banked: 10 , income: 10.41
    • Agriculture: 13.7 / 13
    • Industry: 10.5 / 8
    • Energy: 9.0 / 7
    Happiness:
    • Voting Land-Owners ( 6 / 7 / "Venezuelan security." )
    • Unlanded freeman farmers and townsmen ( 3 / 2 / "Open more lands in Venezuela for us too!" )
    • Slaves ( 0 / 0 / "Free us and return us to our homes" )
    • Venezuelan Liberation Movement ( 0 / 0 / "Our mighty nation will not yield a single brother into your slavery". )
    Technologies
    • Fuel Cells 36%
    • Complex Composite Materials 100%
    Military:
    • Army ( quality: 3.4 )
      3 Militia , 11 Infantry (draft animal and march) , 4 Cavalry
    • Navy ( quality: 3.0 )
      18 Sail Warship , 6 Frigate (bio-diesel) , 7 Destroyer (bio-diesel)
    • Airforce ( quality: 2.0 )
      10 Propeller Fighter , 6 Propeller Bomber
    • Espionage Quality: 2.2

    Los Zetas
    Golden1Knight
    Government: Cartel/Military Junta
    Capital: Hermosilo
    Population: 7,212,921 (military: 240964 / growth: 0.6% )
    Economy:
    • Economic Points: banked: 9 , income: 8.36
    • Agriculture: 12.2 / 10
    • Industry: 9.2 / 8
    • Energy: 7.9 / 6
    Happiness:
    • Los Zetas Cartel Generals ( 6 / 5 / "Deseret needs to be taught a lesson in respect." )
    • Enforcers and Officers ( 4 / 3 / "We neeed to COMMAND respect from our neighbors if they defy us." )
    • Slaves ( 1 / 0 / "Free the slaves!" )
    • John Denver Colorado Independence Movement ( 0 / 1 / "Free and Independent Colorado" )
    Technologies
    • Combat Drugs 100%
    • Pharmacology 100%
    Military:
    • Army ( quality: 4.0 )
      19 Infantry (draft animal and march) , 7 Cavalry , 4 Santisima Muerte Reapers
    • Navy ( quality: 2.0 )
      14 Sail Warship , 2 Frigate (bio-diesel)
    • Airforce ( quality: 2.5 )
      10 Propeller Fighter , 4 Propeller Bomber
    • Espionage Quality: 4.3

    Azteca
    ChineseWarlord
    Government: Republican Plutocracy
    Capital: Tenochtitlan
    Population: 6,896,360 (military: 116624 / growth: 1.5% )
    Economy:
    • Economic Points: banked: 10 , income: 7.24
    • Agriculture: 12.2 / 8
    • Industry: 6.2 / 6
    • Energy: 7.8 / 4
    Happiness:
    • Plutuocrats and President (Tlatoani?) ( 4 / 2 / "Adjusting to new government" )
    • Altepetl Nobles and the Presidential Council ( 3 / 2 / "What role does a councilmen have?" )
    • Aztlan Priesthood ( 3 / 3 / "We are unsure of what stance the new government will take vis-à-vis the faith." )
    • Citizenry ( 3 / 3 / "Does the presidential council represent our needs?" )
    Technologies
    • Solar Energy 100%
    • Cermets 100%
    Military:
    • Army ( quality: 3.0 )
      8 Infantry (draft animal and march) , 7 Cavalry
    • Navy ( quality: 2.3 )
      16 Sail Warship
    • Airforce ( quality: 2.0 )
      2 Propeller Fighter
    • Espionage Quality: 2.0
     
  13. Immaculate

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    CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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    Carribea
    NPC
    Government: Socialist Republic
    Capital: Port-au-Prince
    Population: 4,416,331 (military: 62128 / growth: 1.0% )
    Economy:
    • Economic Points: banked: 5 , income: 5.60
    • Agriculture: 9.0 / 7
    • Industry: 6.0 / 6
    • Energy: 7.6 / 6
    Happiness:
    • Communist Party ( 5 / 4 / "Domestic Security and Stability" )
    • Military Officers ( 4 / 3 / "CSA" )
    • Peasantry ( 3 / 1 / "Amazonian troubles. Venezuelan slave raids." )
    • Rebels ( 0 / 1 / "We want to establish a miltiary dictatorship." )
    Technologies
    • Fuel Cells 100%
    Military:
    • Army ( quality: 2.0 )
      5 Infantry (draft animal and march) , 2 cavalry
    • Navy ( quality: 3.0 )
      10 Chávez-class Frigate , 4 Bolivar-class Destroyer
    • Airforce ( quality: 2.0 )
      4 Propeller Fighter
    • Espionage Quality: 3.0

    Colombia
    NPC
    Government: Socialist Republic
    Capital: Bogotá
    Population: 15,717,631 (military: 162224 / growth: 1.0% )
    Economy:
    • Economic Points: banked: 9 , income: 12.08
    • Agriculture: 14.2 / 12
    • Industry: 11.0 / 10
    • Energy: 12.7 / 10
    Happiness:
    • Communist Party ( 5 / 5 / "Counter-Communist movements." )
    • Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia ( 5 / 6 / "Amazonian and Peruvian counter-communist movements" )
    • Citizenship ( 3 / 3 / "Military service." )
    • "Free Peruvian" Resistance ( 0 / 2 / "Occupation of Peru." )
    Technologies
    • Fuel Cells 100%
    Military:
    • Army ( quality: 3.6 )
      15 Infantry (draft animal and march) , 2 Cavalry
    • Navy ( quality: 3.3 )
      8 Chávez-class Frigate , 4 Bolivar-class Destroyer
    • Airforce ( quality: 3.5 )
      23 Propeller Fighter , 3 Propeller Bomber
    • Espionage Quality: 3.2

    Peru
    NPC
    Government: Communist Dictatorship
    Capital: Lima
    Population: 3,744,199 (military: 25332 / growth: 1.2% )
    Economy:
    • Economic Points: banked: 4 , income: 3.54
    • Agriculture: 6.1 / 4
    • Industry: 3.8 / 2
    • Energy: 3.8 / 3
    Happiness:
    • General Secretary and Communist Government ( 4 / 3 / "'Loyalists' Peruvian rebels" )
    • Colombian/Andean Advisors ( 4 / 3 / "'Loyalists' Peruvian rebels" )
    • Peasantry ( 4 / 3 / "Adjusting to communism" )
    • "Loyalist" Rebels ( 0 / 5 / "The war isn't over yet!" )
    Technologies
    • Pharmacology 100%
    Military:
    • Army ( quality: 3.0 )
      1 Militia , 1 Infantry (draft animal and march) , 1 Cavalry
    • Navy ( quality: 2.2 )
      2 Sail Warship
    • Airforce ( quality: 1.7 )
      5 Propeller Fighter , 2 Propeller Bomber
    • Espionage Quality: 2.0

    Amazonia
    NPC
    Government: Ochlocracy
    Capital: not applicable
    Population: 7,748,673 (military: 251224 / growth: 1.1% )
    Economy:
    • Economic Points: banked: 6 , income: 7.40
    • Agriculture: 13.4 / 9
    • Industry: 5.0 / 4
    • Energy: 2.5 / 2
    Happiness:
    • Ancient Ways' Theo-Monarchists ( 3 / 1 / "We need to recognize the rightful king" )
    • Capitilists Authoritarians ( 5 / 6 / "We need to make sure our nation doesn't become the next Peru." )
    • Communist Movement ( 4 / 3 / "We need to learn from Colombia, the Andes, and the Carribean and empower the people." )
    • Peasantry ( 3 / 0 / "Too much strife- domestic and foreign" )
    Technologies
    • Solar Energy 100%
    Military:
    • Army ( quality: 3.0 )
      12 Militia , 10 Infantry (draft animal and march) , 6 Cavalry
    • Navy ( quality: 1.0 )
      12 Sail Warship
    • Airforce ( quality: 1.0 )
      2 Propeller Fighter
    • Espionage Quality: 4.0

    Brazil
    Frozen In Ice
    Government: Military Dictatorship
    Capital: Rio de Janeiro
    Population: 24,254,945 (military: 193952 / growth: 1.4% )
    Economy:
    • Economic Points: banked: 14 , income: 14.38
    • Agriculture: 20.0 / 17
    • Industry: 11.1 / 10
    • Energy: 12.0 / 10
    Happiness:
    • Generals and Elite Officers ( 5 / 4 / "Communism" )
    • Peasantry ( 3 / 2 / "Recurrent storms." )
    • Socialist Rebels ( 1 / 1 / "The People Will Struggle for the People!" )
    • Slaves ( 1 / 1 / "Abolish slavery" )
    Technologies
    • Synthetic Fossil Fuels 100%
    • Thorium Atomics 45%
    • Pharmacology 23%
    Military:
    • Army ( quality: 3.2 )
      16 Infantry (draft animal and march) , 6 Cavalry , 4 2A6 Zombie , 1 FH700 Howitzer Battery
    • Navy ( quality: 2.2 )
      8 Frigate (bio-diesel) , 4 Destroyer (bio-diesel)
    • Airforce ( quality: 2.2 )
      6 Propeller Fighter , 4 CF-188 Wraith , 2 Propeller Bomber , 1 Chuva Gritante
    • Espionage Quality: 4.1

    Andean Commune
    NPC
    Government: Socialist Dictatorship
    Capital: Santiago
    Population: 8,037,774 (military: 131476 / growth: 0.8% )
    Economy:
    • Economic Points: banked: 7 , income: 8.08
    • Agriculture: 11.0 / 9
    • Industry: 7.0 / 6
    • Energy: 9.5 / 7
    Happiness:
    • Generals and Elite Officers ( 5 / 5 / "Modernization." )
    • Peasantry ( 4 / 4 / "Prosperity." )
    • Socialist Republcan Purists ( 2 / 1 / "Allow elections for leadership." )
    • Church of the One True Light ( 1 / 1 / "Embrace the truth of our faith." )
    Technologies
    • Fuel Cells 100%
    • Optical Computing 28%
    Military:
    • Army ( quality: 2.2 )
      11 Infantry (draft animal and march) , 4 Cavalry
    • Navy ( quality: 2.2 )
      5 Chávez-class Frigate , 3 Bolivar-class Destroyer
    • Airforce ( quality: 3.0 )
      9 Propeller Fighter , 3 Propeller Bomber
    • Espionage Quality: 2.0

    Pampasna
    NPC
    Government: Anarcho-Theocracy
    Capital: Santa Rosa
    Population: 11,624,334 (military: 182200 / growth: 2.4% )
    Economy:
    • Economic Points: banked: 15 , income: 12.95
    • Agriculture: 18.0 / 12
    • Industry: 9.0 / 4
    • Energy: 4.1 / 1
    Happiness:
    • Father Luis ( 6 / 4 / "Technology is the DEVIL." )
    • Military Officers ( 4 / 4 / "We fear the devil's machines." )
    • Peasantry ( 3 / 2 / "We worry that some are not devoted" )
    • Rebels ( 0 / 3 / "You crazy 'God-People' freak us out!" )
    Technologies
    Military:
    • Army ( quality: 3.9 )
      , 14 Infantry (draft animal and march) , 8 Cavalry
    • Navy ( quality: 2.0 )
      22 Sail Warship
    • Airforce ( quality: 3.0 )
    • Espionage Quality: 3.0
     
  14. Immaculate

    Immaculate unerring

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    EUROPE
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    Confederate Communalist Union (wiki link)
    Kal'thzar
    Government: Ecological Communalism
    Capital: not applicable
    Population: 5,596,417 (military: 81520 / growth: 1.3% )
    Economy:
    • Economic Points: banked: 12 , income: 9.86
    • Agriculture: 8.9 / 6
    • Industry: 6.8 / 4
    • Energy: 6.6 / 4
    Happiness:
    • Communalist Councils ( 6 / 3 / "Military security." )
    • Communalist Ecology Movement Citizenry ( 6 / 4 / "Prussian confusion" )
    • English Monarchists ( 1 / 1 / "Long live King William, heir to the English throne." )
    • Green Gaia Movement ( 4 / 1 / "The goddess warned us all and now we reap our reward." )
    Technologies
    • Fuel Cells 100%
    • Molecular Biology 100%
    • Pharmacology 18%
    Military:
    • Army ( quality: 2.4 )
      5 Infantry (draft animal and march) , 6 Cavalry
    • Navy ( quality: 3.0 )
      14 Sail Warship
    • Airforce ( quality: 1.4 )
      4 Propeller Fighter , 2 Propeller Bomber
    • Espionage Quality: 2.0

    Iberia (wiki link)
    Ceoladir
    Government: Communist One-Party State
    Capital: Barcelona
    Population: 23,816,487 (military: 148332 / growth: 1.5% )
    Economy:
    • Economic Points: banked: 15 , income: 12.94
    • Agriculture: 18.5 / 15
    • Industry: 8.0 / 10
    • Energy: 17.0 / 11
    Happiness:
    • Communist Party ( 4 / 4 / "We are experiencing shortages of materials for repair and maintenance of our infrastructure." )
    • Military Officers ( 4 / 4 / "Ammunition and supplies are having to be rationed- we will not be fighting at full strength." )
    • Citizens ( 3 / 2 / "Maghreb military movements in the south." )
    • Sunni Islamic Rebels ( 0 / 2 / "Is this treaty for real!?!? Come and save us Maghreb!" )
    Technologies
    • Molten Metal/Salt Batteries 100%
    • Electronic Warfare 45%
    • Solar Energy 100%
    Military:
    • Army ( quality: 3.2 )
      11 Infantry (draft animal and march) , 7 Cavalry , 2 FH700 Howitzer Battery
    • Navy ( quality: 2.0 )
      7 Frigate (bio-diesel) , 5 Destroyer (bio-diesel)
    • Airforce ( quality: 3.2 )
      12 Propeller Fighter , 8 Propeller Bomber
    • Espionage Quality: 4.5

    Frankish Principalities (wiki link)
    NPC
    Government: Confederate Princedoms
    Capital: Tours
    Population: 18,475,989 (military: 163228 / growth: 1.1% )
    Economy:
    • Economic Points: banked: 11 , income: 11.02
    • Agriculture: 15.0 / 13
    • Industry: 9.3 / 7
    • Energy: 5.0 / 5
    Happiness:
    • Council of Princes ( 4 / 5 / "We worry at the intentions of our neighbors." )
    • Knights (military officers) ( 4 / 5 / "Prussian/German war." )
    • Serf Peasantry ( 2 / 1 / "Growth of Communism in the south." )
    • Communist Movement ( 2 / 4 / "Power to the People!" )
    Technologies
    • Man-Machine Interface 100%
    • Complex Composite Materials 100%
    Military:
    • Army ( quality: 3.4 )
      14 Infantry (draft animal and march) , 4 Cavalry , 3 FH700 Howitzer Battery
    • Navy ( quality: 2.0 )
      12 Sail Warship , 6 Frigate (bio-diesel)
    • Airforce ( quality: 2.0 )
      10 Propeller Fighter , 3 Propeller Bomber
    • Espionage Quality: 3.0

    Fourth Reich of Germania (wiki link)
    Seon
    Government: Absolute Monarchy
    Capital: Frankfurt
    Population: 31,610,882 (military: 98670 / growth: 2.8% )
    Economy:
    • Economic Points: banked: 7 , income: 7.49
    • Agriculture: 28.2 / 22
    • Industry: 23.3 / 20
    • Energy: 18.0 / 22
    Happiness:
    • Fuhrer and Non-Military Nobles of King's Court ( 4 / 3 / "Civil War" )
    • Spiegal Corp and Stuttgart Technocracy ( 3 / 4 / "Adopting to the new government; we are unwilling to devolve local power and technology; Why are Russians investing so heavily?." )
    • Kaiser and the Teutonic Order ( 3 / 5 / "Civil War" )
    • Loyalist Prussians ( 0 / 11 / "Civil War" )
    Technologies
    • Synthetic Fossil Fuels 100%
    • Electronic Warfare 23%
    • Thorium Atomics 100%
    • Robotics 100%
    Military:
    • Army ( quality: 2.6 )
      , 7 Infantry (draft animal and march) , 5 Cavalry , 3 FH700 Howitzer Battery
    • Navy ( quality: 1.9 )
      4 Sail Warship , 3 Frigate (bio-diesel) , 6 Destroyer (bio-diesel)
    • Airforce ( quality: 1.9 )
      10 Propeller Fighter , 8 Propeller Bomber , 1 Chuva Gritante
    • Espionage Quality: 3.5

    Austrian Kingdom (wiki link)
    NPC
    Government: Absolute Monarchy
    Capital: Vienna
    Population: 14,308,700 (military: 138216 / growth: 0.3% )
    Economy:
    • Economic Points: banked: 8 , income: 9.65
    • Agriculture: 11.0 / 11
    • Industry: 9.0 / 7
    • Energy: 7.0 / 7
    Happiness:
    • King's Court ( 4 / 4 / "Germania/Prussia" )
    • Nobles ( 4 / 5 / "Germania/Prussia" )
    • Knights (military officers) ( 4 / 4 / "Germania/Prussia" )
    • Serf Peasantry ( 2 / 1 / "Germania/Prussia" )
    Technologies
    • Thorium Atomics 82%
    • Man-Machine Interface 100%
    Military:
    • Army ( quality: 2.8 )
      13 Infantry (draft animal and march) , 1 Cavalry
    • Navy ( quality: 2.0 )
      13 Sail Warship , 8 Frigate (bio-diesel) , 2 Destroyer (bio-diesel)
    • Airforce ( quality: 2.8 )
      9 Propeller Fighter , 3 Propeller Bomber
    • Espionage Quality: 3.0

    Mefitis Catholic Theocracy (wiki link)
    NPC
    Government: Anarcho-Theocracy
    Capital: Monte Cantagrillo
    Population: 3,412,370 (military: 80772 / growth: 0.2% )
    Economy:
    • Economic Points: banked: 3 , income: 3.45
    • Agriculture: 4.1 / 3
    • Industry: 2.0 / 2
    • Energy: 2.3 / 1
    Happiness:
    • Papacy ( 6 / 5 / "Redemption of Soul and Body" )
    • Corpo della Gendarmeria (Military Officers) ( 5 / 5 / "The desperation of the Purgatuns drives them to madness." )
    • Purgatuns (citizenry) ( 5 / 1 / "Birth defects, mutations, cancers" )
    • Corsican Pirates ( 3 / 2 / "Islamic shipping is guarded." )
    Technologies
    • Solar Energy 100%
    Military:
    • Army ( quality: 2.0 )
      6 Militia , 2 Infantry (draft animal and march)
    • Navy ( quality: 3.0 )
      7 Sail Warship
    • Airforce ( quality: 2.0 )
      3 Propeller Fighter , 1 Propeller Bomber
    • Espionage Quality: 2.0

    Mediterranean Principalities Confederation (wiki link)
    Kozmos
    Government: Confederate Princedoms
    Capital: Zagreb
    Population: 8,336,713 (military: 65042 / growth: 2.0% )
    Economy:
    • Economic Points: banked: 7 , income: 9.10
    • Agriculture: 12.0 / 7
    • Industry: 8.2 / 8
    • Energy: 6.4 / 5
    Happiness:
    • Sunni Islamic Princes ( 5 / 5 / "Should we consider membership in the Damascus pact?" )
    • Catholic Princes ( 4 / 3 / "We fear the influece of the Maghreb Union and the Damascus pact." )
    • Admirals Council ( 4 / 3 / "Sail warships are increasingly proving to be paper-tigers in international wars; we desperately need a modern navy." )
    • Serf Peasants ( 4 / 2 / "Weather." )
    Technologies
    • Molten Metal/Salt Batteries 34%
    • Electronic Warfare 100%
    • Solar Energy 100%
    • Thorium Atomics 57%
    Military:
    • Army ( quality: 3.1 )
      6 Infantry (draft animal and march)
    • Navy ( quality: 2.1 )
      43 Sail Warship , 2 Frigate (bio-diesel) , 1 Destroyer (bio-diesel)
    • Airforce ( quality: 3.1 )
      10 Propeller Fighter , 2 Propeller Bomber
    • Espionage Quality: 3.4

    Zaporizhian Republic (wiki link)
    NPC
    Government: Timocratic Republic
    Capital: Budapest
    Population: 9,639,960 (military: 110672 / growth: 1.5% )
    Economy:
    • Economic Points: banked: 9 , income: 9.72
    • Agriculture: 12.7 / 10
    • Industry: 4.0 / 3
    • Energy: 3.0 / 3
    Happiness:
    • Sich Rada (high council) ( 7 / 4 / "Conflict in the region." )
    • Starshyna (military officers) ( 5 / 5 / "Conflict in the region." )
    • Stanytsi (village headmasters) ( 5 / 4 / "Prussian/German refugees" )
    • Sunni Muslim Coastal Minority ( 1 / 1 / "We wish to join Turkey." )
    Technologies
    • Pharmacology 100%
    Military:
    • Army ( quality: 4.0 )
      4 Infantry (draft animal and march) , 14 Cavalry
    • Navy ( quality: 1.0 )
      6 Sail Warship
    • Airforce ( quality: 2.2 )
      6 Propeller Fighter
    • Espionage Quality: 3.5
     
  15. Immaculate

    Immaculate unerring

    Joined:
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    Messages:
    7,360
    AFRICA
    Spoiler :

    Maghreb Union
    BSmith1068
    Government: Military Dictatorship
    Capital: Tripoli
    Population: 27,078,539 (military: 224232 / growth: 1.2% )
    Economy:
    • Economic Points: banked: 12 , income: 14.01
    • Agriculture: 20.4 / 18
    • Industry: 16.5 / 13
    • Energy: 18.5 / 18
    Happiness:
    • Military Officers ( 4 / 5 / "Sub-Saharan talk of secessionism" )
    • Northern Arabs ( 3 / 2 / "Relations with Turkey and Egypt" )
    • Yuruba and Sub-Saharan African tribes ( 1 / 3 / "Arab Favoritism" )
    • Iberian Christians & Europeans ( 1 / 2 / "Go home. We want to join Iberia." )
    Technologies
    • Molten Metal/Salt Batteries 100%
    • Solar Energy 100%
    • Cermets 9%
    • Robotics 100%
    Military:
    • Army ( quality: 4.0 )
      12 Infantry (draft animal and march) , 6 Infantry (electric vehicles) , 8 Cavalry
    • Navy ( quality: 3.0 )
      12 Frigate (bio-diesel) , 8 Destroyer (bio-diesel)
    • Airforce ( quality: 3.0 )
      12 Propeller Fighter , 8 Propeller Bomber
    • Espionage Quality: 4.0

    Egypt
    Ophorian
    Government: Sharia Kritarchy
    Capital: Cairo
    Population: 12,956,247 9 191532 / growth: -2.9% )
    Economy:
    • Economic Points: banked: 8 , income: 8.35
    • Agriculture: 10.6 / 12
    • Industry: 9.8 / 7
    • Energy: 9.1 / 8
    Happiness:
    • Judge's Council ( 4 / 5 / "Food shortages." )
    • Military Officers ( 4 / 3 / "Many of our neighbors are very powerful." )
    • Large Agribusiness ( 3 / 3 / "Opportunites presented by food shortages." )
    • Citizenry ( 2 / 3 / "Failure of the Toshka Project" )
    Technologies
    • Molten Metal/Salt Batteries 100%
    • Electronic Warfare 23%
    • Solar Energy 100%
    Military:
    • Army ( quality: 2.0 )
      11 Infantry (draft animal and march) , 4 Infantry (electric vehicles) , 8 Cavalry
    • Navy ( quality: 2.0 )
      6 Frigate (bio-diesel) , 2 Destroyer (bio-diesel)
    • Airforce ( quality: 2.0 )
      5 Propeller Fighter , 2 Propeller Bomber
    • Espionage Quality: 2.0

    Bantu Ubuntu
    Terrance888
    Government: Democratic Consociationalism
    Capital: Kinshaa
    Population: 17,336,115 (military: 161400 / growth: 0.8% )
    Economy:
    • Economic Points: banked: 8 , income: 9.22
    • Agriculture: 13.4 / 12
    • Industry: 6.3 / 7
    • Energy: 8.9 / 6
    Happiness:
    • Senate ( 5 / 5 / "Managing decentralization" )
    • Military Officers ( 3 / 4 / "Supply/Ammunition shortages." )
    • Peasantry ( 4 / 3 / "Federal vs. Regional loyalties" )
    • Eastern Shona Warlords, Other Regional Powers ( 2 / 5 / "Abuse of Trade Tariff laws. Regional autonomy." )
    Technologies
    • Fuel Cells 100%
    • Solar Energy 100%
    Military:
    • Army ( quality: 3.0 )
      , 16 Infantry (draft animal and march)
    • Navy ( quality: 2.0 )
      6 Sail Warship , 2 Destroyer (bio-diesel)
    • Airforce ( quality: 3.0 )
      7 Propeller Fighter , 6 Propeller Bomber
    • Espionage Quality: 2.0

    Tukufu Tanganyika
    Darksaber1
    Government: Oligarchy
    Capital: Nairobi
    Population: 15,880,903 (military: 190688 / growth: 0.5% )
    Economy:
    • Economic Points: banked: 11 , income: 12.06
    • Agriculture: 13.0 / 12
    • Industry: 8.2 / 6
    • Energy: 8.7 / 5
    Happiness:
    • Council of the New Day ( 5 / 5 / "Transitioning to a Political Party in our Own Right" )
    • Secular and Christian Proto-Political parties ( 4 / 2 / "Elections" )
    • Sunni Islamic Proto-Political parties ( 4 / 2 / "Elections" )
    • Shi'ite Islamic Proto-Political parties ( 3 / 3 / "Elections" )
    Technologies
    • Synthetic Fossil Fuels 100%
    • Complex Composite Materials 55%
    • Stealth Materials 100%
    Military:
    • Army ( quality: 4.3 )
      8 Militia , 10 Infantry (draft animal and march) , 2 Cavalry
    • Navy ( quality: 1.6 )
      4 Sail Warship
    • Airforce ( quality: 3.6 )
      9 Propeller Fighter , 5 Propeller Bomber
    • Espionage Quality: 3.0

    Makuata
    NPC
    Government: Theocratic Republic
    Capital: Mzuzu
    Population: 6,994,925 (military: 91204 / growth: 0.7% )
    Economy:
    • Economic Points: banked: 7 , income: 9.56
    • Agriculture: 9.0 / 7
    • Industry: 8.2 / 7
    • Energy: 13.0 / 6
    Happiness:
    • Shia Senate ( 5 / 5 / "Growing influence of the Sub-Sahara pact." )
    • Military Officers ( 4 / 4 / "We are wary of our neigbors." )
    • Ummat Al-Mu&#8217;minin merchants ( 4 / 4 / "Opportunities from new trade treaties in western africa." )
    • Citizenry ( 3 / 2 / "Domestic business opportunities." )
    Technologies
    • Fuel Cells 100%
    • Thorium Atomics 100%
    Military:
    • Army ( quality: 2.0 )
      8 Infantry (draft animal and march) , 2 Cavalry
    • Navy ( quality: 2.0 )
      10 Sail Warship
    • Airforce ( quality: 3.0 )
      8 Propeller Fighter , 3 Propeller Bomber
    • Espionage Quality: 2.0

    Khoisan Kingdom
    NPC
    Government: Constitutional Monarchy
    Capital: Cape Town
    Population: 9,096,631 (military: 166756 / growth: 0.2% )
    Economy:
    • Economic Points: banked: 9 , income: 9.23
    • Agriculture: 12.2 / 12
    • Industry: 8.5 / 6
    • Energy: 6.0 / 5
    Happiness:
    • King's Court ( 6 / 4 / "We worry at the growth of Shia Islam in our nation." )
    • Nobles ( 6 / 5 / "Devolve power. Increasing labor costs." )
    • Ummat Al-Mu&#8217;minin Merchants ( 2 / 2 / "We would like support for our faith." )
    • Serf Peasantry ( 2 / 1 / "Food costs." )
    Technologies
    • Pharmacology 100%
    • Complex Composite Materials 91%
    Military:
    • Army ( quality: 2.0 )
      13 Infantry (draft animal and march) , 7 Cavalry
    • Navy ( quality: 2.0 )
      16 Sail Warship
    • Airforce ( quality: 2.0 )
      7 Propeller Fighter , 2 Propeller Bomber
    • Espionage Quality: 2.0
     
  16. Immaculate

    Immaculate unerring

    Joined:
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    Messages:
    7,360
    WESTERN AND CENTRAL ASIA
    Spoiler :

    Turkey
    J.K. Stockholme
    Government: Republic (Republican Party)
    Capital: Ankara
    Population: 17,482,902 (military: 127898 / growth: 0.3% )
    Economy:
    • Economic Points: banked: 12 , income: 10.76
    • Agriculture: 14.0 / 13
    • Industry: 9.7 / 9
    • Energy: 13.5 / 9
    Happiness:
    • Parliament ( 5 / 4 / "Influence of the Umma Al-Mu'minin and Shia Islam" )
    • General Peasantry ( 2 / 3 / "Our faith is of critical importance." )
    • Lebanese/Syrian Mixed Sunni/Shiate Peasantry ( 3 / 2 / "Many of us are sympathetic to seccession to the Umma Al-Mu'minin" )
    • Balkan Christan Peasantry ( 1 / 1 / "We remember your aggression." )
    Technologies
    • Molten Metal/Salt Batteries 80%
    • Electronic Warfare 100%
    • Fuel Cells 100%
    • Thorium Atomics 100%
    Military:
    • Army ( quality: 3.1 )
      9 Infantry (draft animal and march) , 7 Cavalry
    • Navy ( quality: 3.1 )
      12 Frigate (bio-diesel) , 3 Destroyer (bio-diesel)
    • Airforce ( quality: 3.1 )
      14 Propeller Fighter , 5 Propeller Bomber
    • Espionage Quality: 2.4

    Russia
    Lord of Elves
    Government: Oligarchy
    Capital: Moscow
    Population: 30,768,125 (military: 104514 / growth: 1.0% )
    Economy:
    • Economic Points: banked: 13 , income: 12.40
    • Agriculture: 18.1 / 16
    • Industry: 15.6 / 12
    • Energy: 11.5 / 12
    Happiness:
    • Executive Oligarchs ( 4 / 5 / "Losing control over the east to Buryat and Tungusic rebels, War with Manchuria" )
    • Business Oligarchs ( 2 / 3 / "German/Prussian business investments." )
    • Peasantry ( 2 / 2 / "War in Manchuria" )
    • Baryat and Tungusic Rebels ( 0 / 4 / "Revenge for the 2035 genocide!/Establishment of an independent state." )
    Technologies
    • Synthetic Fossil Fuels 100%
    • Thorium Atomics 100%
    • Avionics and military electroncs 100%
    Military:
    • Army ( quality: 4.4 )
      2 Cavalry , 9 Infantry (draft animal and march) , 7 T-90
    • Navy ( quality: 3.3 )
      6 Frigate (bio-diesel) , 5 Destroyer (bio-diesel)
    • Airforce ( quality: 3.7 )
      5 Su-24 Sukhoi , 3 Mi-28 Havoc , 3 Propeller Fighter , 1 Propeller Bomber
    • Espionage Quality: 3.0

    Israel
    NPC
    Government: Parlimentary Democracy (Labor-Party-dominanted coalition)
    Capital: Jerusalum
    Population: 4,692,294 (military: 111466 / growth: 0.2% )
    Economy:
    • Economic Points: banked: 6 , income: 7.01
    • Agriculture: 7.0 / 6
    • Industry: 9.3 / 6
    • Energy: 9.3 / 5
    Happiness:
    • Knesset ( 4 / 5 / "Survival of our people." )
    • Military Officers ( 4 / 4 / "Our neighbors are mighty and potentially aggressive." )
    • Ultra-Orthodox ( 3 / 2 / "Our future is reliant upon our faith." )
    • Technocratic Faction ( 3 / 2 / "Our future is reliant on technology." )
    Technologies
    • Electronic Warfare 100%
    • Solar Energy 91%
    • Thorium Atomics 100%
    • Cyberwarfare 100%
    Military:
    • Army ( quality: 3.2 )
      11 Infantry (draft animal and march)
    • Navy ( quality: 2.2 )
      5 Frigate (bio-diesel) , 2 Destroyer (bio-diesel)
    • Airforce ( quality: 3.2 )
      6 Propeller Fighter , 4 Propeller Bomber
    • Espionage Quality: 4.9

    Armenia
    DC123456789
    Government: Theocracy
    Capital: Yerevan
    Population: 7,795,686 (military: 140696 / growth: 0.6% )
    Economy:
    • Economic Points: banked: 5 , income: 6.42
    • Agriculture: 10.0 / 8
    • Industry: 5.0 / 5
    • Energy: 5.8 / 4
    Happiness:
    • Catholicos of the Church ( 7 / 4 / "We worry at the intentions of our neighbors." )
    • Military Officers ( 5 / 3 / "We worry at the intentions of our neighbors." )
    • Peasantry ( 4 / 2 / "We worry at the intentions of our neighbors" )
    • Islamic Minority ( 1 / 2 / "We wish to join the Umma Al-Mu'minin" )
    Technologies
    • Electronic Warfare 100%
    • Solar Energy 27%
    • Avionics and military electroncs 100%
    Military:
    • Army ( quality: 3.2 )
      12 Infantry (draft animal and march) , 4 Cavalry
    • Navy ( quality: 2.2 )
      6 Sail Warship
    • Airforce ( quality: 2.4 )
      8 Propeller Fighter
    • Espionage Quality: 4.4

    Ummat Al-Mu&#8217;minin
    NPC
    Government: Theocratic totalatarian democracy
    Capital: Tehran
    Population: 49,505,480 (military: 215692 / growth: 0.7% )
    Economy:
    • Economic Points: banked: 20 , income: 21.07
    • Agriculture: 26.5 / 25
    • Industry: 14.4 / 12
    • Energy: 11.8 / 12
    Happiness:
    • Supreme Leader and Majles-e Khobregan ( 5 / 3 / "Energy costs" )
    • Merchant Class ( 3 / 4 / "Capitilizing on war in the south pacific." )
    • Centra Asian Sunni Rebel ( 1 / 3 / "We WILL be independent!" )
    • Arabian Sunni Bandits ( 1 / 2 / "We're gonna free the Qabah." )
    Technologies
    • Synthetic Fossil Fuels 100%
    • Scaled Thorium Atomics 100%
    • Thorium Atomics 100%
    • Avionics and military electroncs 55%
    Military:
    • Army ( quality: 4.2 )
      14 Infantry (draft animal and march) , 6 Zulfiqar , 8 Cavalry , 3 militia
    • Navy ( quality: 3.2 )
      12 Sail Warship , 10 Frigate (bio-diesel) , 4 Destroyer (bio-diesel)
    • Airforce ( quality: 4.2 )
      8 Saeqeb
    • Espionage Quality: 3.0

    Khalistan
    NPC
    Government: Theocratic Dictatorship
    Capital: Chandigarh
    Population: 28,488,358 (military: 50024 / growth: 0.8% )
    Economy:
    • Economic Points: banked: 7 , income: 7.93
    • Agriculture: 14.1 / 13
    • Industry: 3.7 / 3
    • Energy: 3.0 / 2
    Happiness:
    • Council of Khalistan ( 6 / 4 / "Fallout." )
    • Military Officers ( 5 / 3 / "Domestic security as a result of food and water toxicity, birth defects, and cancers" )
    • Sikh Peasantry ( 5 / 3 / "Fallout." )
    • Hindu Peasantry ( 2 / 1 / "Fallout." )
    Technologies
    • Solar Energy 100%
    • Complex Composite Materials 36%
    Military:
    • Army ( quality: 2.0 )
      4 Infantry (draft animal and march) , 2 Cavalry
    • Navy ( quality: 1.0 )
    • Airforce ( quality: 2.0 )
      2 Propeller Fighter
    • Espionage Quality: 2.0

    Naraka
    NPC
    Government: Theocracy
    Capital: Sun Temple of Modhera
    Population: 8,121,032 (military: 80772 / growth: 0.1% )
    Economy:
    • Economic Points: banked: 6 , income: 6.16
    • Agriculture: 7.0 / 7
    • Industry: 5.9 / 4
    • Energy: 6.2 / 4
    Happiness:
    • High Braman Council ( 6 / 5 / "Fallout." )
    • Kshathriyas (warriors) ( 5 / 3 / "Fallout." )
    • Sudras (peasantry) ( 4 / 4 / "Fallout." )
    • Opportunistic Bandits ( 0 / 1 / "We just want some food and power." )
    Technologies
    • Thorium Atomics 100%
    Military:
    • Army ( quality: 2.2 )
      6 Infantry (draft animal and march) , 4 Cavalry
    • Navy ( quality: 2.0 )
      7 Sail Warship
    • Airforce ( quality: 2.0 )
      3 Propeller Fighter , 1 Propeller Bomber
    • Espionage Quality: 2.0

    Odisha
    NPC
    Government: Military Dictatorship
    Capital:
    Population: 7,874,429 (military: 46324 / growth: 0.8% )
    Economy:
    • Economic Points: banked: 5 , income: 5.35
    • Agriculture: 7.3 / 6
    • Industry: 5.2 / 3
    • Energy: 2.4 / 2
    Happiness:
    • Military Officers ( 5 / 7 / "Fallout. Oh, and Bangladesh is sort of scary too." )
    • Hindu Peasantry ( 4 / 2 / "Fallout" )
    • Islamic Peasantry ( 1 / 3 / "We wish to join Bangladesh." )
    • Brahman priests ( 3 / 1 / "The Dhams, Puri, is sunken. Jagannath is displeased." )
    Technologies
    • Genetic Manupulation 8%
    • Molecular Biology 100%
    • Avionics and military electroncs 36%
    Military:
    • Army ( quality: 2.0 )
      4 Infantry (draft animal and march) , 1 Cavalry
    • Navy ( quality: 3.0 )
      13 Sail Warship
    • Airforce ( quality: 2.0 )
      2 Propeller Fighter
    • Espionage Quality: 2.0

    Naxal
    NPC
    Government: Socialist Dictatorship
    Capital: Ruins of Hyderabad
    Population: 9,365,377 (military: 61198 / growth: 1.2% )
    Economy:
    • Economic Points: banked: 5 , income: 5.73
    • Agriculture: 9.3 / 7
    • Industry: 6.0 / 4
    • Energy: 3.0 / 3
    Happiness:
    • Communist "Party" ( 6 / 5 / "Joining the international communist organization" )
    • Military Officers ( 5 / 4 / "Energy for aerial and navy operations." )
    • Communist Peasantry ( 4 / 3 / "Fallout" )
    • Non-Communist Peasantry ( 2 / 0 / "Fallout" )
    Technologies
    • Solar Energy 45%
    • Thorium Atomics 27%
    Military:
    • Army ( quality: 2.0 )
      5 Infantry (draft animal and march) , 2 Cavalry
    • Navy ( quality: 2.0 )
      6 Sail Warship , 2 Frigate (bio-diesel) , 1 Destroyer (bio-diesel)
    • Airforce ( quality: 2.0 )
      4 Propeller Fighter
    • Espionage Quality: 3.0

    Mongolia
    NPC
    Government: Absolute Monarchy
    Capital: Ulaanbaatar
    Population: 12,130,634 (military: 140324 / growth: 0.1% )
    Economy:
    • Economic Points: banked: 6 , income: 6.49
    • Agriculture: 10.3 / 10
    • Industry: 5.0 / 5
    • Energy: 4.2 / 6
    Happiness:
    • Khan's Council ( 6 / 5 / "Russian military might is very frightening./Fuel for our airforce" )
    • Tribal Chieftans ( 4 / 5 / "We worry of the Manchuria war escalating. Food prices. Energy Availability." )
    • Buddhist Monastics ( 3 / 1 / "We fear the growing influence of Sufi Mystics./We should not be involved in Korea" )
    • Sufi Dervishes ( 2 / 2 / "We just want a chace to share our faith." )
    Technologies
    • Molten Metal/Salt Batteries 100%
    • Synthetic Fossil Fuels 34%
    Military:
    • Army ( quality: 3.0 )
      7 Infantry (draft animal and march) , 14 Cavalry
    • Navy ( quality: 1.0 )
    • Airforce ( quality: 4.2 )
      15 Propeller Fighter , 3 Propeller Bomber , 3 Chuva Gritante
    • Espionage Quality: 2.0

    Tibet
    NPC
    Government: Theocracy
    Capital: Nechung monastery
    Population: 7,129,622 (military: 70444 / growth: 0.8% )
    Economy:
    • Economic Points: banked: 7 , income: 8.71
    • Agriculture: 9.2 / 7
    • Industry: 6.7 / 5
    • Energy: 8.1 / 5
    Happiness:
    • High Lamas of the Gelugpa Tradition ( 6 / 4 / "We worry at the our borders with the Indian nations and the rise of desperate refugees that periodically cross." )
    • Nechung Monastary and Oracle ( 5 / 3 / "Ohm" )
    • Military Officers ( 5 / 2 / "We must ensure our continued independence." )
    • Lowland Nepalese ( 3 / 1 / "We suffer from radiation sickness." )
    Technologies
    • Cermets 100%
    Military:
    • Army ( quality: 2.0 )
      6 Infantry (draft animal and march) , 2 Cavalry , 1 Zulfiqar
    • Navy ( quality: 1.3 )
    • Airforce ( quality: 2.0 )
      6 Propeller Fighter , 2 Propeller Bomber
    • Espionage Quality: 2.0

    Bangladesh
    bonefang
    Government: Military Dictatorship
    Capital: Dhaka
    Population: 24,513,996 (military: 62168 / growth: 0.4% )
    Economy:
    • Economic Points: banked: 12 , income: 12.28
    • Agriculture: 14.0 / 13
    • Industry: 12.8 / 10
    • Energy: 11.2 / 10
    Happiness:
    • Military Officers ( 3 / 5 / "Too much corruption within our own ranks." )
    • Umma Al-Mu'minin merchants ( 4 / 3 / "Favor us over the AU6 and Pacific Sultanate merchants" )
    • Peasantry ( 2 / 0 / "The West suffers from Fallout." )
    • Slaves ( 0 / 0 / "We are being literally worked to death." )
    Technologies
    • Synthetic Fossil Fuels 100%
    • Fuel Cells 18%
    • Avionics and military electroncs 82%
    Military:
    • Army ( quality: 3.4 )
      6 Infantry (draft animal and march) , 2 Zulfiqar
    • Navy ( quality: 3.2 )
      6 Frigate (bio-diesel) , 2 Destroyer (bio-diesel)
    • Airforce ( quality: 3.4 )
      4 Propeller Fighter , 2 Propeller Bomber , 2 Saeqeb
    • Espionage Quality: 3.0

    Eezham
    NPC
    Government: Military Dictatorship
    Capital: Kilinochchi
    Population: 22,205,857 (military: 123076 / growth: 0.1% )
    Economy:
    • Economic Points: banked: 6 , income: 7.37
    • Agriculture: 13.4 / 13
    • Industry: 7.0 / 6
    • Energy: 6.0 / 6
    Happiness:
    • Military Officers ( 4 / 5 / "Singalese rebel attacks." )
    • Island Tamils ( 3 / 3 / "Singalese terrorist attacks." )
    • Mainland Tamils ( 3 / 2 / "Fallout." )
    • Singalese Rebels ( 0 / 3 / "You traitors have no sense of shame!" )
    Technologies
    • Thorium Atomics 18%
    • Molecular Biology 100%
    Military:
    • Army ( quality: 2.2 )
      11 Infantry (draft animal and march) , 2 Cavalry
    • Navy ( quality: 3.2 )
      14 Sail Warship , 6 Frigate (bio-diesel) , 2 Destroyer (bio-diesel)
    • Airforce ( quality: 2.2 )
      11 Propeller Fighter , 4 Propeller Bomber
    • Espionage Quality: 3.0
     
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    Immaculate unerring

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    Messages:
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    EASTERN ASIA
    Spoiler :

    Huizi
    NPC
    Government: Theocratic Socialist Dictatorship
    Capital: Xining
    Population: 9,577,893 (military: 85120 / growth: 0.8% )
    Economy:
    • Economic Points: banked: 7 , income: 9.18
    • Agriculture: 10.0 / 8
    • Industry: 6.5 / 4
    • Energy: 5.7 / 4
    Happiness:
    • Sufi Military Officers ( 6 / 5 / "The faith of foreigners surrounds us."/Russian/Manchurian/Mongolian conflict." )
    • Socialist Peasantry ( 4 / 3 / "Fallout remains a concern." )
    • Sufi Mystics ( 5 / 4 / "Patronize the faith." )
    • Sunni Purists ( 0 / 1 / "Mysticism has no place in Hui Islam." )
    Technologies
    • Complex Composite Materials 100%
    • Nano-Scale Manufacturing 100%
    Military:
    • Army ( quality: 3.7 )
      6 Infantry (draft animal and march) , 5 Cavalry
    • Navy ( quality: 1.0 )
    • Airforce ( quality: 2.0 )
      4 Propeller Fighter , 2 Propeller Bomber
    • Espionage Quality: 2.0

    Manchuria
    NPC
    Government: Military Dictatorship
    Capital: Changchun
    Population: 19,671,860 (military: 181426 / growth: 0.5% )
    Economy:
    • Economic Points: banked: 12 , income: 9.69
    • Agriculture: 13.7 / 12
    • Industry: 6.3 / 5
    • Energy: 4.3 / 6
    Happiness:
    • Military Officers ( 5 / 5 / "We fight for our very survival. Supplies! All supplies!" )
    • Peasantry ( 3 / 3 / "We fight for our very survival. Hunger." )
    • Fascist Movement ( 4 / 4 / "We fight for our very survival. We could probably do a beter job of running this place. Kill the white devil Russians. Never trust a dirty Han." )
    • In Trust' territory populations ( 3 / 2 / A Free Manchuria and a Free Tunguska! )
    Technologies
    • Synthetic Fossil Fuels 55%
    • Thorium Atomics 100%
    • Avionics and military electroncs 100%
    Military:
    • Army ( quality: 4.6 )
      8 Infantry (draft animal and march) , 2 Cavalry , 9 Militia , 3 Esteemed Lantern
    • Navy ( quality: 3.6 )
      , 2 Frigate (bio-diesel) , 1 Destroyer (bio-diesel)
    • Airforce ( quality: 3.9 )
      2 Propeller Fighter , 2 Propeller Bomber
    • Espionage Quality: 3.16

    Korean Union
    NPC
    Government: Military Timocracy
    Capital: Pyongyang
    Population: 14,729,674 (military: 190956 / growth: 0.3% )
    Economy:
    • Economic Points: banked: 12 , income: 8.26
    • Agriculture: 12.8 / 12
    • Industry: 9.6 / 7
    • Energy: 7.6 / 7
    Happiness:
    • National Assembly ( 5 / 4 / "Assimilating Liaoning peninsula people and resources" )
    • Citizens (military experience) ( 3 / 5 / "Return on our warbond investments." )
    • Freemen ( 1 / 2 / "Abolish the 'citizenry/freemen' segretory policy./Return on our warbond investments" )
    • Merchant Freeman ( 2 / 5 / "Return on our warbond investments./War is bad for business." )
    Technologies
    • Electronic Warfare 27%
    • Thorium Atomics 100%
    Military:
    • Army ( quality: 4.7 )
      6 Cavalry , 14 Infantry (draft animal and march) , 2 Infantry (electric vehicles)
    • Navy ( quality: 2.4 )
      2 Frigate (bio-diesel) , 2 Destroyer (bio-diesel)
    • Airforce ( quality: 3.2 )
      7 Propeller Fighter , 2 Propeller Bomber
    • Espionage Quality: 3.5

    Japan
    NPC
    Government: Fascist Technocracy
    Capital: Edo
    Population: 16,994,301 (military: 72508 / growth: 0.8% )
    Economy:
    • Economic Points: banked: 9 , income: 10.54
    • Agriculture: 11.2 / 11
    • Industry: 7.2 / 7
    • Energy: 7.2 / 7
    Happiness:
    • Fascist Technocratic "Party" ( 5 / 6 / "Manchurian war affects our interests." )
    • Secret Police ( 4 / 5 / "Ideology may not be sustainable." )
    • Junketsu citizenry ( 4 / 1 / "The state allows us no decision-making." )
    • Hawaiin konketsu rebels ( 0 / 1 / "We fight for our very survival" )
    Technologies
    • Thorium Atomics 100%
    • Man-Machine Interface 100%
    • Pharmacology 100%
    • Immersive Software 12%
    Military:
    • Army ( quality: 3.2 )
      7 Infantry (draft animal and march)
    • Navy ( quality: 4.1 )
      6 Frigate (bio-diesel) , 6 Destroyer (bio-diesel)
    • Airforce ( quality: 3.0 )
      9 Propeller Fighter
    • Espionage Quality: 4.24

    Szechuan
    NPC
    Government: Military Junta
    Capital: Rebuilt ruins of Chengdu
    Population: 14,531,965 (military: 90036 / growth: 1.0% )
    Economy:
    • Economic Points: banked: 5 , income: 6.53
    • Agriculture: 12.0 / 10
    • Industry: 4.1 / 4
    • Energy: 4.3 / 3
    Happiness:
    • Military Officers ( 4 / 5 / "Fallout." )
    • Peasantry ( 2 / 1 / "Fallout" )
    • Buddhist Monastics ( 3 / 0 / "Patronize our faith." )
    • Wandering Sufi Mystics ( 2 / 1 / "Patronize our faith." )
    Technologies
    • Thorium Atomics 100%
    Military:
    • Army ( quality: 2.0 )
      7 Infantry (draft animal and march) , 4 Cavalry
    • Navy ( quality: 1.0 )
    • Airforce ( quality: 2.0 )
      3 Propeller Fighter
    • Espionage Quality: 2.0

    Y&#257;nzhào
    NPC
    Government: Military Dictatorship
    Capital: New Bejing
    Population: 11,545,350 (military: 120548 / growth: 0.7% )
    Economy:
    • Economic Points: banked: 6 , income: 5.11
    • Agriculture: 10.5 / 9
    • Industry: 5.2 / 5
    • Energy: 4.2 / 4
    Happiness:
    • Military Officers ( 6 / 4 / "Rebuilding" )
    • Businesses and money lenders ( 4 / 3 / "Rebuilding" )
    • Fishermen ( 2 / 2 / "Rebuilding" )
    • Peasantry ( 2 / 2 / "We told you so!" )
    Technologies
    • Thorium Atomics 9%
    • Complex Composite Materials 55%
    Military:
    • Army ( quality: 2.6 )
      6 Infantry (draft animal and march) , 6 militia
    • Navy ( quality: 2.2 )
      2 Sail Warship , 2 Frigate (bio-diesel)
    • Airforce ( quality: 2.5 )
      4 Propeller Fighter
    • Espionage Quality: 2.0

    Hubei
    Thomas Berubeg
    Government: Corporate Plutocracy
    Capital: Sandouping
    Population: 7,041,369 (military: 30162 / growth: 1.0% )
    Economy:
    • Economic Points: banked: 13 , income: 7.90
    • Agriculture: 8.0 / 6
    • Industry: 6.0 / 4
    • Energy: 13.8 / 5
    Happiness:
    • Blue Suns Board of Directors ( 4 / 3 / "Our assets, especially our military assets have been acquired by the Jiangnan. We need to retrain a military." )
    • Share-Holders ( 5 / 1 / "Asset value has plunged signficantly." )
    • Peasantry ( 2 / 1 / "Interest rates are too high: )
    • Slaves ( 1 / 0 / "Opportunies to gain freedom?" )
    Technologies
    • Molten Metal/Salt Batteries 100%
    • Molecular Biology 17%
    • Complex Composite Materials 17%
    Military:
    • Army ( quality: 3.5 )
      1 Infantry (draft animal and march) , 1 Infantry (electric vehicles) , 2 Cavalry
    • Navy ( quality: 2.6 )
      1 Frigate (bio-diesel)
    • Airforce ( quality: 2.4 )
      1 Propeller Fighter
    • Espionage Quality: 3.9

    Jiangnan
    ChiefDesigner
    Government: Military Dictatorship
    Capital: Taipei
    Population: 14,866,320 (military: 46870 / growth: -5.0% )
    Economy:
    • Economic Points: banked: 16 , income: 6.22
    • Agriculture: 9.0 / 11
    • Industry: 8.0 / 5
    • Energy: 5.0 / 5
    Happiness:
    • Resurgent Order Party ( 4 / 4 / "Manchuria. Shifting focus to domestic concerns. Bonds." )
    • Military Officers ( 4 / 3 / "Manchuria" )
    • Peasantry ( 2 / 2 / "Manchuria" )
    • New Kuomintang ( 4 / 3 / "Preperation for Next Elections" )
    Technologies
    • Molten Metal/Salt Batteries 11%
    • Fuel Cells 36%
    • Molecular Biology 9%
    • Complex Composite Materials 9%
    Military:
    • Army ( quality: 2.4 )
      1 Cavalry , 1 Infantry (draft animal and march) , 2 Militia , 1 Infantry (electric vehicles)
    • Navy ( quality: 3.2 )
      3 Sail Warship , 3 Frigate (bio-diesel) , 4 Destroyer (bio-diesel)
    • Airforce ( quality: 3.3 )
      1 Propeller Fighter , 3 Propeller Bomber
    • Espionage Quality: 2.2

    Liangshan Yi
    NPC
    Government: Military Dictatorship
    Capital: Xichang
    Population: 17,511,675 (military: 120944 / growth: 0.4% )
    Economy:
    • Economic Points: banked: 7 , income: 8.80
    • Agriculture: 12.7 / 12
    • Industry: 7.0 / 5
    • Energy: 5.3 / 5
    Happiness:
    • Military Leadership ( 6 / 6 / "Incorporation of new, formally Qin, lands" )
    • Peasantry ( 3 / 1 / "Rebuilding" )
    • Buddhist Monastics ( 2 / 1 / "Ohm" )
    • AU6 merchants ( 2 / 0 / "We're losing ground to other traders." )
    Technologies
    • Fuel Cells 100%
    Military:
    • Army ( quality: 3.3 )
      10 Infantry (draft animal and march) , 4 Cavalry
    • Navy ( quality: 2.0 )
      8 Sail Warship
    • Airforce ( quality: 3.2 )
      9 Propeller Fighter , 1 Propeller Bomber
    • Espionage Quality: 2.0

    Bingzhou
    NPC
    Government: Military Dictatorship
    Capital: Taiyuan
    Population: 8,532,415 (military: 80096 / growth: 1.2% )
    Economy:
    • Economic Points: banked: 9 , income: 5.26
    • Agriculture: 10.3 / 8
    • Industry: 4.9 / 4
    • Energy: 4.9 / 4
    Happiness:
    • Military Leadership ( 5 / 5 / "FEDCO power" )
    • Farmers' Councils ( 3 / 4 / "Fall out." )
    • Buddhist Monastics ( 3 / 1 / "Patronize our faith." )
    • Peasantry ( 2 / 1 / "Fallout" )
    Technologies
    • Cermets 73%
    Military:
    • Army ( quality: 2.8 )
      6 Infantry (draft animal and march) , 4 Cavalry
    • Navy ( quality: 1.0 )
    • Airforce ( quality: 2.2 )
      8 Propeller Fighter
    • Espionage Quality: 2.0

    New Qin Empire
    NPC
    Government: Military Dictatorship
    Capital: Changsha
    Population: 7,171,923 (military: 100736 / growth: 0.2% )
    Economy:
    • Economic Points: banked: 3 , income: 4.96
    • Agriculture: 7.6 / 7
    • Industry: 5.6 / 4
    • Energy: 6.0 / 4
    Happiness:
    • Military Leadership ( 4 / 5 / "Rebuilding" )
    • Kowloon Advisory Group ( 4 / 1 / "Rebuilding" )
    • Peasantry ( 2 / 1 / "Rest. Food security." )
    • Bandits ( 1 / 0 / "Food" )
    Technologies
    • Fuel Cells 33%
    Military:
    • Army ( quality: 2.6 )
      9 Infantry (draft animal and march) , 2 Cavalry
    • Navy ( quality: 3.2 )
      4 Sail Warship , 2 Frigate (bio-diesel)
    • Airforce ( quality: 2.6 )
      3 Propeller Fighter
    • Espionage Quality: 2.4

    ASEAN Union Six
    NPC
    Government: Military Dictatorship
    Capital: Bangkok
    Population: 37,522,159 (military: 76114 / growth: 0.6% )
    Economy:
    • Economic Points: banked: 11 , income: 15.46
    • Agriculture: 18.8 / 17
    • Industry: 12.2 / 7
    • Energy: 7.7 / 5
    Happiness:
    • Military Leadership ( 3 / 6 / "Loss of the Malaysian campaign" )
    • Umma Al-Mu'minin Merchants ( 3 / 2 / "Cash money" )
    • Peasantry ( 2 / 3 / "War" )
    • Thai/Malaysian Muslim Rebels ( 0 / 2 / "We support the Sultans" )
    Technologies
    • Fuel Cells 100%
    • Complex Composite Materials 100%
    Military:
    • Army ( quality: 4.4 )
      3 Cavalry , 5 Infantry (draft animal and march) , 1 Militia
    • Navy ( quality: 3.5 )
      , 3 Frigate (bio-diesel) , 2 Phi-Pop-class Destroyer
    • Airforce ( quality: 3.2 )
      7 Propeller Fighter , 3 Propeller Bomber
    • Espionage Quality: 3.0

    Pacific Island Sultanates
    Amesjay
    Government: Conferate Theocratic Princedoms
    Capital: Jakarta
    Population: 38,420,377 (military: 32356 / growth: 0.3% )
    Economy:
    • Economic Points: banked: 14 , income: 15.68
    • Agriculture: 17.7 / 17
    • Industry: 8.4 / 6
    • Energy: 7.9 / 7
    Happiness:
    • Princes' Council ( 4 / 4 / "Minor princes are taking advantage of the war to carve out minor fiefdoms." )
    • Sultanates Military ( 4 / 5 / "We need to recruit more soldiers." )
    • Peasantry ( 3 / 3 / "Rebuilding Malaysia" )
    • Philipino Democratic Movements ( 0 / 3 / "Independence!" )
    Technologies
    • Molten Metal/Salt Batteries 100%
    • Fuel Cells 64%
    Military:
    • Army ( quality: 3.4 )
      3 Infantry (draft animal and march)
    • Navy ( quality: 5.0 )
      , 8 Frigate (bio-diesel) , 4 Destroyer (bio-diesel)
    • Airforce ( quality: 3.3 )
      2 Propeller Fighter , 3 Propeller Bomber , 2 Chuva Gritante
    • Espionage Quality: 3.3
     
  18. Immaculate

    Immaculate unerring

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    Messages:
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    OCEANIA
    Spoiler :

    Tok Pisin
    NPC
    Government: Absolute Monarchy
    Capital: Port Moresby
    Population: 843,099 (military: 43258 / growth: 0.6% )
    Economy:
    • Economic Points: banked: 7 , income: 7.42
    • Agriculture: 10.0 / 5
    • Industry: 7.6 / 6
    • Energy: 7.0 / 6
    Happiness:
    • King's Court ( 7 / 6 / "The sultanates and australians want our land." )
    • Catholic Church ( 4 / 3 / "Weather" )
    • Muslim Peasantry ( 2 / 1 / "We are sympathetic to the sultanates." )
    • Peasantry ( 5 / 2 / "Trade disparities." )
    Technologies
    • Electronic Warfare 100%
    Military:
    • Army ( quality: 3.1 )
      4 Infantry (draft animal and march)
    • Navy ( quality: 2.3 )
      18 Sail Warship , 4 Frigate (bio-diesel) , 3 Destroyer (bio-diesel)
    • Airforce ( quality: 3.3 )
      6 Propeller Fighter , 1 Propeller Bomber
    • Espionage Quality: 2.4

    Australian Dominion
    NPC
    Government: Hereditary Dictatorship
    Capital: Alice Springs
    Population: 6,422,642 (military: 152410 / growth: 1.8% )
    Economy:
    • Economic Points: banked: 9 , income: 10.67
    • Agriculture: 14.4 / 9
    • Industry: 12.2 / 8
    • Energy: 13.7 / 11
    Happiness:
    • Executive "Parliament" ( 4 / 5 / "Desertification./Long-Term food security." )
    • Military Officers ( 5 / 4 / "Modernize our forces." )
    • Peasantry ( 3 / 2 / "Wages are dropping" )
    • Communalist Rebels ( 1 / 1 / "Eco-management." )
    Technologies
    • Solar Energy 100%
    • Thorium Atomics 100%
    Military:
    • Army ( quality: 3.0 )
      6 Militia , 7 Infantry (draft animal and march) , 4 Cavalry
    • Navy ( quality: 3.0 )
      7 Frigate (bio-diesel) , 4 Destroyer (bio-diesel)
    • Airforce ( quality: 3.0 )
      12 Propeller Fighter , 6 Propeller Bomber
    • Espionage Quality: 2.0

    Zealand Communalist Confederate
    NPC
    Government: Ecological Communalism
    Capital: not applicable
    Population: 385,874 (military: 17010 / growth: 0.9% )
    Economy:
    • Economic Points: banked: 5 , income: 5.69
    • Agriculture: 9.7 / 4
    • Industry: 8.0 / 5
    • Energy: 5.3 / 6
    Happiness:
    • Communalist Councils ( 5 / 4 / "Territorial Sovereignty. The pros and cons of dipomatic isolation." )
    • Communalist Ecology Movement Citzenry ( 5 / 4 / "How do we surivive while keeping the planet healthy?" )
    • Monarchist Movement ( 1 / 0 / "Long live the princes Jemaine and Bret." )
    • Peasantry ( 3 / 2 / "The weather is getting crazier every day." )
    Technologies
    • Fuel Cells 100%
    • Molecular Biology 91%
    Military:
    • Army ( quality: 3.2 )
      1 Infantry (draft animal and march) , 1 Cavalry
    • Navy ( quality: 2.6 )
      8 Sail Warship , 6 Frigate (bio-diesel) , 1 Destroyer (bio-diesel)
    • Airforce ( quality: 2.6 )
      5 Propeller Fighter
    • Espionage Quality: 2.0
     
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    Chemistry
    • Molten Metal/Salt Batteries ( 11 ) Molten metal or salt batteries provide high efficiency energy storage while advances in thermo-stability allow apllications at both the micro and macro scales.
    • Nano-Batteries ( 35 ) Making use of nano-scale printing, these batteries provide much more available power and greatly reduced recharging times. Requires Molten Metal/Salt Batteries and Nano-Scale Manufacturing
    • Synthetic Fossil Fuels ( 11 ) While fossil fuels have been depleted on earth, liquid fuels have proven incredibly useful in many applications. By 'charging' low-energy hydrocarbons, synthetic fossil fuel technology allows a new era of energy-hungry engines for military and industrial uses
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    Physics
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    • Electronic Warfare ( 11 ) Control the electromagnetic spectrum. Eavesdrop on your opponents and protect your communications.
    • Fuel Cells ( 11 ) New generation fuel cells typically produce energy from burning hydrogen in a polymer exchange membrane. Alterantively liquid fuel from biomass can be 'burned'. Fuel cell technology is critical for a 'hydrogen economy'.
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    • Scaled Thorium Atomics ( 20 ) Whie thorium atomics will never truly be 'portable', scaled thorium atomics allows their use in large ships, providing greater range and reducing port time for your navy. Requires Thorium Atomics
    • Solar Energy ( 11 ) While most nations are quite capable of generating some energy from solar power, this technology represents the specialization and manufacturing required to increase the efficiency and portability of 'sun-power'.
    • Thorium Atomics ( 11 ) The last of the non-renewable fuels, thorium is plentiful, though not cheap to extract, and can provide sustainable, reliable energy on large scales.
    Biology
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    • Bio Manufacturing ( 35 ) All the best tools man has made are based on nature's design. Instead of redesigning nature, tap into its potential directly by manipulating the planet's species to provide innumerabe useful reagents. Requires Molecular Biology and Nano-Scale Manufacturing
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    • Combat Drugs ( 20 ) Hell Yeah! Requires Pharmacology
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    • Genetic Manupulation ( 25 ) GMOs weren't that bad for the 21st century were they? While monocultures probaby were, genticically modifying crops or animal species in of itself can increase productvity in a wide variety of ways. Not to mention human medecine. Requires Molecular Biology
    • Man-Machine Interface ( 11 ) Early exploration of a rapidly growing field, the man-machine interface utilizes 'squid-like' neural induction systems to send a signal to a computer directly with only a thought.
    • Molecular Biology ( 11 ) The basis of many other technologies, molecular biology is responsible for a bewildering array of medical advances and a growing number of commercial and industrial applications.
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    • Pharmacology ( 11 ) For medicine or for the military, drugs have a lot to offer.
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    Computing
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    • Cyberwarfare ( 11 ) Malicious attacks upon an opponent's command and control systems can lead to havoc and confusion. A probe can provide valuable intelligence. Cyberwarfare is as valuable to the modern nation as an army or spy- often it can be either.
    • Immersive Software ( 25 ) Based on the capacity to send a signal from man to machine, immersive software 'reverses the polarity!' and lets man see, with his optical system, what a distant camera sees, or feel, with his tactile system, what a distant robotic arm feels. Requires Man-Machine Interface
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    • Optical Computing ( 25 ) Electronic based computing is so passé. Increase speed and storage by adopting photonic computing systems.
    Industry
    • Advanced Robotics ( 25 ) Robots that walk, slither, crawl and possess previously unimaged agility and strenth. Requires Composite Materials and Robotics
    • Cermets ( 11 ) The union of metals and ceramics, cermets are a very specialized composite material. These materials form the basis for much of up and coming high-tech industry.
    • Complex Composite Materials ( 11 ) By bonding two or more compounds, composite materials often take advantage of the best of either while minimizing the disandvantages of both.
    • Nanocomposites ( 35 ) Nanocomposites bind materials at a nanoscale and offer awhole world of new military, industrial, and other applications. Requires Advanced Robotics and Nano-Scale Manufacturing
    • Nano-Scale Manufacturing ( 20 ) By exploring the intricacies of manufacturing at very miniscule scales, a variety of new tools and devices are revealed. Requires Complex Composite Materials
    • Polyceram ( 35 ) Polycerams comprimise a variety of ceramic/metal polymers synthesized partialy through the use of recombinant enzmye technology. Their applications are much like the plastics of the 20th century but are able to withstand much greater stresses, both thermal and mechanical. Requires Molecular Biology, Cermets, and Nano-Scale Manufacturing
    • Robotics ( 11 ) Robotics have critical functions in industrial contruction and exploration of systems man is unfit to do himself.
    Military And Space
    • Avionics and military electroncs ( 11 ) Required for jets, missiles, advanced naval sensors or anything that requires fine control or sensors. Critical for a modern airforce and very useful for navies and armies.
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    • Space Flight ( 14 ) Return to yonder celestium. Requires synthetic fossil fuels.
    • Stealth Materials ( 11 ) Radar-defeating materials are requisite for stealth aircraft and ships.
    • Thermobaric Weapons ( 25 ) Requires Synthetic Fossil Fuels and Cermets
     
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    Immaculate unerring

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    Pan-American Communist Alliance (Colombia, Carribea, Andean Commune, Confederate Communalist Union) (2100-2108)

    Pact of Steel (Austria, Germania, Mediterranean Principalities)(2102- 2106)

    International Socialist Alliance (replaces the Pan-American Communist Alliance (Confederate Communalist Union, Socialist Republic of Iberia, Colombia, Carribea, Andean Commune) (2108- )

    Far East Defensive Cooperation Alliance (Korean Union, Hubei, Y&#257;nzhào, Jiangnan) (2100- )

    The Arctic Pact (Absaroka, Quebec, Cascadia, Heartland Union, Russia) (2102- )

    The Sub-Saharan Pact (Tukufu Tangynika, Khoisan Kingdom, and the Bantu Ubuntu) (2102- )

    Alliance of American Nations(AAN) (Canada, Brazil, United States of America) (2104- )

    League of Damascus (Turkey, Egypt, and Armenia) (2106- )

    Security Cooperation Treaty (Brazil, and The Maghreb Union) (2108- )
     

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