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Imperium Offtopicium VI-2

Discussion in 'Imperium OffTopicum' started by Sonereal, Jun 19, 2018.

  1. Red_Spy

    Red_Spy Surprised

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    Excerpt from the Three Percent
    By James Bradley
    Published in the Integrated United Nations


    A widespread claim among those in the militia movement is that only three percent of the population of Revolutionary America fought against the British during the war for independence. While this claim has been debunked numerous times by historians, it is the single founding credence of the loosely affiliated states known together as the American Redoubt. Through it they position themselves as revolutionaries fighting against tyranny, hearkening back to the founding days of the American republic. Not only that, but it glorifies active duty in defense of the American nation and places special emphasis on those who take the initiative to defend the ideals of it without state authority mandating it.

    It is no surprise then, that one finds out that militias of all types have sprouted like weeds in the Redoubt. Of the Redoubt's roughly 3 million people, almost two hundred thousand are affiliated in some way with these paramilitary groups. Larger than any standing army present in the Redoubt, these groups take on the duties of assisting law enforcement, patrolling the border, serving as bodyguards, and above all else training for the day that duty calls upon them to defend the Redoubt from all those who oppose it. Sometimes they even go beyond those stated duties, serving as a parallel authority to existing legal structures. They become judge, jury, and even at times, executioner.

    It is not uncommon for a local militia captain to round up immigrants, both legal and undocumented, into trucks and dump them across the border in the depopulated Frontier or chaotic El Norte. It is not uncommon for armed militiamen to guard local politicians against so-called violent counter protesters, often resulting with blood on the streets. It is not uncommon for armed "vigilantes" to barge into the homes of those accused of corruption and hold a tribunal for them before the mob of people outside. It's not uncommon for entire militias to declare a state government disloyal to the founding ideals of the Redoubt and escort them out of office so new elections can be held.

    ........

    The American Redoubt is a military stratocracy masquerading as a legitimate small-government democracy. It has more in the common with the rise of militant nationalism seen in the early part of the last century than it does the ideals of the American Revolution. Or rather, it serves as a perverted union of the two, where basic human rights are reserved for those of in the militias' good graces and the rest of the population is left hiding from the watchful eyes of their fellow citizens turned protectors. If democracy is to survive in the former Northwest of the United States, the militias must be defanged and hunted down. But before that can begin, the world most know of the horror that is the American Redoubt.
     
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  2. tobiisagoodboy

    tobiisagoodboy Prince

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    Action: With dwindling petroleum reserves all over the world and with the Empire esspecially lacking in crude oil, the Imperial Ministry of Economic and the Imperial Ministry of Public transportation have pooled their recourses for an empire-wide initiative to establish a country wide infrastructure for Hydro-cars and Buses. Seeking to reduce their dependence on imported petroleum, this initiative shalkl provide personal mobility to the citiziens of the empire like they have never seen before. ( +3 Economy)

    Action (+stunt): Provide industrial goods (only those that can't be militarized) to assist in the repair of the Suez channel. ( +3(+1) Economy)

    Action: The Imperial Navy stations a whole carrier groups south of Sinai to protect the construction of the Suez. The fleet shall not intervene in teh war, unless anybody attacks the Canal directly. (+2 Military)

    Fate action: Use the Industrial Might of Ethiopia to Support the the first (Hydro Car) action.
     
  3. Sonereal

    Sonereal ♫We got the guillotine♫ Supporter

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    Do not edit orders to remove or add actions, invocations, compels, etc. Only edit to make minor corrections.
     
  4. Danwar

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    The African Speech, 2101 AD

    In the city of Rome, the Emperor stands, once again preparing to speak to the Senate and the world. Meanwhile, the Romans are once more preparing for war against Carthage, a war that will define the course of history, no matter who wins or loses. This is a time for action.

    "Senators, Presidents, Kings, Emperors, all those who govern, lend me your ears.
    In the wake of the turmoil following the great Cataclysm, a band of pirates has begun to grow. They raided shores all across the Mediterranean and burned and destroyed wherever they went. They were like true Vandals, committing barbaric atrocities on shores from Hispania to the Agean. In the chaos, none could stop them. The greedy oligarchies of numerous North African republics soon began to endorse them, paying them to exact their bloody tribute from unwilling shores. Together, these pirates - these criminals - caused death and destruction across this noble sea. These groups formed together to become the vile state of New Carthage. They have been ever-encroaching on good Roman lands, bribing and coercing their way into enslaving all of North Africa and Hispania. Even now, their fleets prepare to once more assail our vessels, and they seek to cut us off from all foreign trade.

    This shall not stand. The peace is clearly faltering - it is up to us to take what initiative is left and crush New Carthage once and for all. These filthy Carthaginians will fall now just as they have fallen thrice before!"

    Action: (Military, +3) Launch a preemptive strike on the Carthaginian land border to disrupt the building of fortifications and push as far as possible as we can in the campaigning season.
    Create Advantage: (Military, +3) Failing that, erect a series of field fortifications in the Alps and bring in some troops there to cover any potential retreat.
    Create Advantage: (Military, +3) Bolster our logistical system to support the troops on the main front.
    Action: (Political, +1) Issue an embargo on all trade from Carthage.
    Action: (Political, +1) Issue an edict to seize all Carthaginian property in the Empire.
    Create Advantage: (Science, +1) Attempt to research longer-range artillery.
    Create Advantage: (Military, +3) Begin launching airstrikes on Carthaginian vessels.
    Create Advantage: (Military, +3) Erect a series of coastal fortifications around important trade or military harbors, manned 24/7.
    Create Advantage: (Economic, 0) Attempt to improve the efficiency of the Imperial military-industrial complex.
    Create Advantage: (Economic, 0) Invoking the improved military-industrial complex if it succeeds, begin expansion of the Empire's air force.
    Create Advantage: (Military, +3) Tighten standards of discipline and effectiveness in the training of troops.
    Action: (Military, +3) Any troops we can spare from the main front, have them attempt to respond to threats on the Imperial coastline.
    Action: (Military, +3) Attempt to rally any Spanish guerillas we can to disrupt enemy construction and logistics.
    Fate Point: Invoke Carthage's Bickering Bureaucracy trouble to disrupt their efforts in solidifying their control of the Gibraltar Strait.
     
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  5. Robert Can't

    Robert Can't Éponine

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    Create Advantage (Covert): Begin the organisation of the SRP sleeper cell in the Roman Administration.

    Message to the SRP Consulate in Rome
    Congratulations Administrators in the Rome Consulate on winning the prize for best Diplomatic delegation from the SRP. We have decided that your works with our friends in Rome are paying off and we are glad you will continue to work for peace and prosperity in Europe. The Bureau of International Affairs has decided that in order to further your efforts we will be sending additional administrative support to ensure that diplomatic activities can proceed in an efficient manner.
     
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  6. SamSniped

    SamSniped DJ Goodboye

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    Sakari Enterprises HQ
    8:47 PM local time

    The studio was especially clamorous tonight, Adeyanna thought as she entered, coffee in one hand and notes in the other. And with good reason. This recently crowned Emperor of Rome stood on a platform of war and glory, with threats of war against its not-too-distant neighbors, and everyone in the corporation felt it. Though the National Senegalese Trade Guild may have used some less-than-savory tactics to reunite its nation, Sakari Enterprises prides itself on having united the Federation with peaceful tactics, and seeing Africa once again on the brink of chaos has upset everyone throughout the headquarters.


    "This will be a wild report, eh?" chimed in her co-host's voice from beside her, Jon stepping up beside and matching her stride. "Rome issuing a Carthago Redelenda Est, the Suez crisis renewed, Asanteman workers protesting over food shortages..."

    "Can't you ever think of something positive?" Adeyanna shot back jokingly, "At least the oil sands aren't burning again."

    Jon chuckled a bit, sipping his drink as they reached the set. "You're right. And hey, get a look at this. Fresh off the Chairman's desk, to follow up our report."

    This gave Adeyanna pause. A rare occurrence, she snatched the paper from his hand and scanned through it quickly. "Holy ****, this is big news. How long ago...?"

    Jon took a seat, and waved politely at a man standing on the balcony above the set. "Just before you got here. Though he wants you to be the one to announce it."

    Adeyanna followed his gaze, and saw the grey-haired man in the balcony smile back down to the stage. Ade Sakari, the Chairman of Sakari Enterprises for the past forty years, watched on eagerly, unbeknownst to the bustling crew below. Adeyanna was about to say something back to Jon, but a man shouted from beyond the stage, "Live in 5! 4! 3! ..."

    Sakari News Network (SNN1)


    (title sequence w/ music, pan to news casters, aaaaaand action!)


    A: Good evening, Sakari employees, and welcome to SNN News at 9! I'm your host, Adeyanna Jabari

    J: And I'm Jon Wakati, here with a news packed broadcast for you tonight. First things first, the Carthaginian crisis.

    A: That's right, Jon. Roman Emperor Valentiniano, just crowned last year, has already caused quite the stir in geopolitics with his actions in Europe. Now, he has cast an eye south to Carthage, making claims such as "they have no government, so it cannot be called a war".


    J: Wild accusations to our neighbors to the north, don't you think?

    A: Agreed. It seems Rome cannot reconcile their own existence with Carthage's, and thus have started border skirmishes. It remains to be seen if this will escalate further, but our reporters will soon have a better story for us in the coming days. On the topic of crises, Jon, you mentioned something of the Suez...?

    J: As if the world would stop with just one crisis this evening, there's been a bit of a diplomatic disagreement over the international rights to the Suez canal. Abysinnia had suggested in open talks with local regions that the canal should be declared an international route, especially with their project to rebuild it - both notions which the Federation unanimously supports - but there has been backlash from other governments nearby, calling the efforts pointless.


    A: At least that situation remains peaceful for now. And on the bright side, that does mean Abyssinia is finally making progress towards the promised reconstruction!

    J: Indeed. And moving to local news, there has been further unrest in the capital of Asanteman, with food shortages leading to the Liberated demanding that AIATec share its food stores outside Corporation land. No violence as of yet, but police have had to crack down on a few protests before anything erupted. Chairman Sakari has some news on the matter handed straight to Adeyanna, though, and more on that right after the weather!

    (cut to weather segment.....now! play the smooth jazz too, that was a tense segment. let it run for a few more, and back. good.)

    A: Welcome back. As Jon mentioned, we ran into Sakari on the way to the studio, and have an official press release from Sakari Enterprises on behalf of the Big Five. It reads:


    Good evening, Sakari Citizens and everyone watching! Due to the recent issues of food shortages and geopolitical instability, Sakari Enterprises has deliberated with the other leading corporations of the Federation, and we have proposed a Pan-African Trade Pact to many of our neighbors, in hopes of increasing wealth across our beloved continent, and as to bring peace to the war-stricken lands around us. For too long, Africa has been belittled by the world around us as a lesser region for various reasons, and today we take the first major step toward a brighter future. We have sent some of our top scientists in the Renewables department to Abyssinia to aid in their production of cars utilizing alternate and renewable fuels as to take steps toward ending a worldwide dependence upon petroleum. Additionally, Sakari Enterprises is proud to announce a joint venture with the Asanteman Institute of Aerospace Technology toward the establishment of the Federation Space Association - toward the stars, and a brighter tomorrow.

    Sincerely yours,
    Ade

    J: Absolutely wonderful news from the Chairman! Sign me up for the space association now!

    A: (laughs) Right after this broadcast, Jon, but for now, over to our sports segment.

    (cut! that's a wrap, back in 15)

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    Orders:

    Action To Aid Abyssinia sending Sakari Enterprises' top renewable energy scientists toward the development of Hydro-cars (SCI)

    Create an Advantage in the Pan-African Trade Pact, proposed to:
    • The Directorate of Mali
    • Abyssinia
    • Empire of Nubia
    • Zulu Nation
    • Malagasy
    • Victoria
    • Carthage
    • UCAR
    as to guarantee economic stability in the local regions. (ECON, Invoke Aspect - By Word or By Gold)

    Create an Advantage (or Overcome? whichever is appropriate) by founding the Federation Space Association, a functional space program which will aim to achieve manned space missions in the years to come. (SCI, Invoke Aspect - Ad Astra Per Aspera)


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    OOC: Sone, my stats are wrong on the spreadsheet, should be:
    • Covert: +1
    • Economic: +2
    • Military: +0
    • Political: +1
    • Scientific: +3
    • Culture: -1

     
  7. Red_Spy

    Red_Spy Surprised

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    American Redoubt Orders

    Create Nested Organization
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    The Minutemen
    High Concept: Nationalist Militia
    Primary Approach: Military (+3)
    Scale: +2

    Cultural Attack (+0)
    Patriots along the El Norte border will be blasting messages containing orders for Protestants to seek safe haven in the Redoubt into El Norte. We will be invoking their Religious Wars consequence by using a fate point to accomplish this.
     
  8. christos200

    christos200 Never tell me the odds

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    Daily Telegraph

    Prime Minister Jonathan Smith has announced a bill that would invest billions of dollars into an infrastructure project across Australia, New Zealand and New Guinea. The project would include the construction of new high-speed rails, roads, bridges and tunnels as well as the repair of old ones. He stated in the Federal Parliament, "We believe an infrastructure project is long due. We need to modernize our infrastructure in order to both make life and transportation easier for our own citizens and to encourage further foreign investment."

    The bill is expected to be supported by the christian-democrat Christian Social Union party of the PM and his coalition partners, the Nationalist Party and the Union of the Right party. There are also signs that the Party of the Left, the socialist Movement for Change and the left liberal Democratic Party will also support the government's bill despite criticism of certain aspects of the bill. On the other hand, the Liberal Party, the Conservative Party and the Libertarian Party will vote against the bill while the Communist Party shall abstained.

    The leader of the Liberal Party, Adam Brookes, has stated, "While we do agree that the infrastructure of our Kingdom needs to be modernized, we do not support this bill as we believe that a government undertaking of such task will be a waste of the taxpayers' money. A less costly and more effective solution would be allow private corporations to undertake this modernization program."

    The Prime Minister has also brought another bill in parliament, an economic stimulus that would hand out financial aid to small private businesses and reduce the burden of taxation for every ten employees hired. The bill has the support of the coalition parties (Christian Social Union, Nationalist Party, Union of the Right) as well as the reluctant support of the Democratic Party and the Liberal Party.

    The Prime Minister said to reporters, "This fiscal stimulus bill will further enhance our economic growth by providing financial aid to small private businesses, thus allowing them to expand their operations, and by reducing the tax burden when they employ more people, thus encouraging them to create new jobs."

    Adam Brookes has supported the bill stating, "While we do have our disagreements with the aspect of the handouts, the tax cuts in the bill will stimulate economic growth and create new jobs. Thus we shall support this deal."

    On the other hand, the Party of the Left, the Movement for Change and the Communist Party oppose the bill, stating that it is a scam and that it does not go far enough. The Conservative Party and the Libertarian Party oppose the deal on the grounds that its Keynesian handouts will be detrimental to the economy and that while the tax cuts are good, they do not go far enough.

    While Jonathan Smith has the political capital, support by his coalition partners and the support of some of the opposition for his bills, it remains to be seen if he will be able to pass them through the Federal Parliament.

    Orders:

    Create an Advantage (economic, + 3): Infrastructure Bill (construction of high-speed rails, roads, bridges, tunnels, etch)
    Crate an Advantage (economic, + 3): Economic Stimulus Bill (handouts to small private businesses and reduction of tax burden for every ten employees hired)
     
  9. Robert Can't

    Robert Can't Éponine

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    Potentially using the advantage acquired previously:
    Action: Use our infiltrators to determine if Rome is going to launch a preemptive strike against Carthage

    If successful: warn the world of the fact
     
  10. Kinich-Ahau

    Kinich-Ahau #JustGoomyThings

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    The UCAR is going to share some of our existing technology with Abyssinia to help them improve their Hydro-car program (Aid Abyssinia)

    We are joining the Pan-African Trade pact & also providing aid to the starving Liberated in the Federation, reminding them that the doors of the UCAR are open to them if they tire of corporate oligarchy and wish to taste true freedom (Not sure if this is an Attack or if it is Create an Advantage, and not sure if it's Econ because surplus or Pol for diplomacy; either way, invoke Pre-Post-Scarcity Society)

    Increase AI research in an attempt to improve the Project Arebati AI (Create an Advantage, Sci)

    Build a new observatory dedicated to mapping & tracking the debris field around Earth, to improve future space programs (Create an Advantage, Sci)

    As our technology is a large part of the issues currently facing the Princedom, we offer to help mediate the talks there, and also to share technology if they adopt more socialist policies (2 actions, Aid Victoria on their create an advantage roll; Not sure if the second order is an Attack or if it is Create an Advantage, and not sure if it's Sci because tech or Pol for diplomacy)
     
  11. Marcher Jovian

    Marcher Jovian Emperor

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    The Avaritia Consortium dedicates itself to providing maximum value for her shareholders. To that extent, we will be seeking to coordinate with other organizations around the world to expend our global reach.
    • The Directorate of Mali has shown itself struggling under woefully inefficient management. the market has spoken, and it has declared that Malians have failed to do their duty to the markets. Thus, we will attempt a hostile takeover of Mali, to clear the corporation of it's failed management. (Economic attack against Mali, invoke aspect "Cutthroat Corporation")
    • The loss of international cable has been a grave blow against the markets, limiting the ability of information and capital to flow freely across the world. Action must be taken to restore the global network (Aid Carthage's research into international cable)
     
  12. Kinich-Ahau

    Kinich-Ahau #JustGoomyThings

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    Bad enough that Africans suffer under the existing oligarchs. The Avarita kleptocrats will only make things worse.

    Provide futuristic arms to the common folk of Mali to aid their struggle against oligarchs foreign and domestic (Science attack on Mali, invoke their ‘Indentured 99%’ aspect)
     
  13. Patient_Robot

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    Statement from Shophet ("Judge") Sayyida

    "We would like to make clear that the Construction of the Suez Canal is a Carthaginian project, Abyssinia agreed to assist in supplies, but this great restoration is done with Carthiginain hands, minds, and machines. This Canal is on Carthiginian Sovereign soil and we will not forsake our status as an independent state on the whims of other nations. Abyssinia claims that internationalization of this strategic waterway is key for the stability of the region, how curious they demand such an unprecidented action on a passage that does not exsist while similar already exsisting passages such as the Bosphorus, Panama, Strait of Malacca, Hormuz are controlled without being harrassed by an international community.

    What is most obvious in their hypocracy is they have made no efforts to "internationalize" the Bab al-Mandab Strait, that allows access to the Suez in the first place, by internationalizing the Suez, they are actually monopolizing this route to the Mediterranean.

    As for a more rational proposal, we, the people of Carthage hereby join the Pan African Trade Pact"

    Action: Destroy support for proposal in all strategic waterway owning states (political +1)
    Action: Join the Pan-African Trade Pact

    Alrakha' Liqurtaj (Prosperity to Carthage)
     
  14. SamSniped

    SamSniped DJ Goodboye

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    The Federation is startled by this provocation of its neighbor, and offers financial aid to the leaders of Mali against such actions by the Avariria Consortium. Africa should have its right to soverignty, regardless of the imperial desires of the outside world.

    (ECON aid to Mali against Avaritia)
     
  15. Sonereal

    Sonereal ♫We got the guillotine♫ Supporter

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    Actions after this point will be processed in a different round.
     
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  16. Danwar

    Danwar Warlord

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    As opposed to the jingoistic rhetoric from the rest of the Empire's government, the Pope himself has remained neutral in the conflict with Carthage thus far. Instead, these few years he has been working on something of a far greater concern - the souls of Europe's peoples. He began to deliver a speech of his own from the Basilica.

    "Blessings to all who would take the time to listen to this message. Amidst the turmoil that the world has faced in the past century, countless lives were lost, and that has truly been a tragedy. The Lord our God granted us a miracle in putting an end to the Plague, but there is still much to be done. My country's aggressive acts towards Carthage are neither here nor there: I simply pray to God that this war does not consume us all. However, I believe it is time that the Church focuses on the problems that are within our capacity to fix and have hope that the mortal rulers of the world face its challenges wisely.

    I am sure that good Christian faithful across the globe will rejoice, for we are preparing numerous missionary expeditions to return the recently-lost souls back into the Lord's loving arms, specifically to a few major states.

    Herius Viridius Lucceius has been appointed Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Ispahan, and he, along with numerous other bishops, will spread the word of God to the peoples in the Kingdom of Zun. Provided the misguided Zunists allow our peaceful missionaries, I strongly advocate for good Christians in Isaphan to attempt to coexist with the sun-worshippers. They may be pagan idolators, but they are also not bad people, I hope. If they choose to tolerate the Faithful, we should respond in kind, for Our Lord Jesus Christ said, 'love thy neighbor as thy self'.

    In the wake of the weakening of the good Christian faith in territories controlled by the Shuddering Coalition, their French holdings have been consolidated into the Archdiocese of Reims. Manius Servilius Vibullius shall be its new Archbishop, but we can only pray that the Coalition allows our missionaries to do God's work in their realm. I wish luck to them.

    And finally, in the wake of the previous archbishop's death, Canus Vagionius Rutilianus will be Archbishop of Prague. Worry not, for we have acquired, filled out, and returned all the required paperwork. There are rumors of a Satanic presence in the city, but I pray that they are just that - mere rumors.

    For now, the followers of Christ's true followers can rest easy, for the Church has not forgotten them. It saddens me that these could not be done with more ceremony, but time is of the essence - this coming war could disrupt our ability to communicate to the outside world, however tragic that may be. Even so, God be with you all."
     
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  17. Omega124

    Omega124 Challenging Fate

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    Create Nested Organization, IRABC

    The Irish Republican Army Banshee Corps is the newest division within the rechristened Irish Republican Army, an intelligence organization dedicated to setting up passive networks of cells in other nations in order to gauge and assist revolutionary fervor in native populations, and to obtain intelligence on states that may be plotting against the Irish Republic. This organization will be size 2, and use Covert as its primary attribute The stats shall be posted here:

    Name: IRABC
    High Concept: Cell-based Foreign Intelligence Network
    Trouble: [Same as the country's trouble]
    Aspect: Outreach to Foreign Revolutionaries

    Create Advantage in Sino-Japanese War

    As per prior negotiations with the Military Republic of China, the Irish Republic shall be sending key officers in the Irish Republican Army to China via clandestine methods in order to help train Chinese forces in their struggle against Japanese imperialists. This is not a commitment for any elements of the Irish Republican Armed Forces to join the struggle against the Tianguo directly (we don't have the population nor the means to send troops all the way over to Asia), but is our way to help assist a downtrodden people against those who seek to enslave and despoil their nation.

    Create Advantage with the Promotion of Irish language

    As part of strengthening our cultural idendity as Irishmen, Irishwomen, and Irishpeopleinbetween,both,and/orneither; the Irish Republic seeks fit to promote the revivial of the Irish language as the prime lingua franca of the Emerald Island. English is, of course, too valuable in a globalized community to simply abandon, but we speak it only because we were slaves to the British Empire. Our primary language should be Irish, not English, and we should reflect that as much as we can reasonably. Our Dali should debate in primarily Irish, we should encourage media produced in Irish on our airwaves, and of course make sure our schools and universities teach the language (if not outright teach in Irish).
     
  18. Seon

    Seon Not An Evil Liar

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    Most delicious friends, welcome to the Shuddering Coalition. As always we wish you the most luscious of days.

    We remind you that your integration into the beautiful, most perfect EMERALD NETWORK is not only recommended, but MANDATORY. In addition, as you are not on any diplomatic, visitation, or bureaucratic Visas as acknowledged by the Coalition, but rather just kinda showed up, your stay will be processed as being for the duration of FOREVER.

    please standby for 24/7 stream of intranet pictures of cats and ads of products you probably really want but will never use.

    Spoiler :
    Invoke the Emerald system of augmented reality. Kinda filter out whenever they start making zealous speeches and just flood them with distractions, temptations, and opportunities, continuously refining the augmented reality we show them until they become properly integrated Shuddering Citizens, like the rest of us.
     
  19. Sonereal

    Sonereal ♫We got the guillotine♫ Supporter

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    If you have orders that have not been processed yet, please do not post additional actions yet. Everyone else; you are fine.
     
  20. Reus

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    Storm Clouds Gathering

    The eyes of the world are locked towards the bloody fields of Europe, a continent plagued by massive world changing conflicts for eons; now hosting another one: A massive region-wide live action role-play event reenacting the deathmatch between two reawakened long-dead ancient Mediterranean juggernauts - but with a modern twist! Instead of elephants and quinqueremes its tanks and submarines - and instead of hundreds of thousands dead, millions may; as both sides would stop at nothing and as other neighboring powers looking like they'll pounce into the brawl at any moment.

    Whilst other parts of the world can easily laugh and chuckle at this petty squabble in Europe, Asia cannot and should not laugh. For the continent also have two mortal enemies, at odds with each other in a hatred equalling that of the Mediterranean rivals - and both are in the brink of war. In any moment now, the next war between China and Japan may start, and Asia will have its own war in its own backyard - one that may eclipse the Punic Wars in scale.

    In recognition of the near certainty of war between our neighbors, the military forces of ASEAN must train, mobilize, and stand prepared against this dreadful possibility should the fire comes into our shores. The Vietnam corridor, Gulf of Tonkin, and Philippines may potentially become contested zones, and hence it is where our garrisons would be concentrated and where war planning should be focused upon.

    [Create Advantage, MIL +2(+2)]

    The ASEAN Way

    We must acknowledge that our organization is far from perfect and oftentimes it shows. The diverse backgrounds of ASEAN governments and their differing interests often led to continual disagreements that stall progress - it is more than often that revolutionary and progressive proposals are struck down in favor of a mild, inconsequential one in the name of compromise and consensus. Though the problem is systematic, it is not a loss cause, and oftentimes progress and agreement can come more easily amidst a great success:

    The burgeoning economy of ASEAN often shows great results, and one can attribute such success to the common market, and united fiscal-monetary policies of ASEAN that dissolves barriers of trade and economic activity between nations and let participants to benefit and nurture the best aspects of each ASEAN nations. If we can put an emphasis on how unity can significantly benefit us, then perhaps we can push for more policies that reduces the endemic effects of being a multinational organization, and work towards being a singular entity.

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