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Orders shall lock in 48 hours.
Rebuild the City of Taipei on Taiwan
“Taipei was once considered one of the greatest cities in the world; with a little effort, it will be again.”
Begin construction of a space station
“Though this project will undoubtedly take many years to complete, we *will* eventually have a permanently manned structure in orbit.”
Maintaining trade networks is critical for the capabilities of the F.R.A. to enshrine victory.
We hence wish to re-open negotiations with the African Trade Organization to establish a positive trade pact between the A.T.O. and the U.U.C. Invest 10EP to establish needed trade instruments to enshrine good trade.
The deal will focus on fair trade to ensure transactions with respect to worker rights and environmental safeguards. We hope to enable the A.T.O. access to us through this and to in turn bring the African powers over to the side of the F.R.A. We also hope this deal will enable us to be over the Vandread when it comes to economic access.
India will be automated for this turn; India will pursue Consolidated Democracy status to increase its diplomatic and economic power.
SUPERPOWERS (HUMAN), +1 Action Public or Covert
Establish a city in Taipei. 3 (4). Whether it’s bureaucratic ineptitude, Vandread sabotage or just bad luck, the city project does not get very far. (-12 EP, -1 Urbanization)
Put a space station in orbit. 12 (13). The Space Gap closes just a little further. (+23 Education)
Attempt to create the Vandread Space Science Station. 11 (12). Imperial Science is best science. (+17 Education)
Send 13 EP to Mexico to convince them to drop out of the war. 13 (16). Under the restored government of the Emperor, Mexico is quick to oblige, signing peace documents mere months after a declaration of war. The inability of either side to make advances, the Emperor says, makes the (now-fired) Prime Minister’s previous agreement completely irrelevant and detrimental to Mexican interests.
The Vandread delegation also walks away with a modest trade agreement (1%) with Mexico.
GREAT POWERS (HUMAN)
Form the Free Realm Allied Covert Security Unit IO, which pools intelligence information between FRA members, the Plains, and Quebec. 15 (16). +15 Security
The measure goes out to the various allies for approval.
South Africa. 18 (20). +15 Security
Crete. 1 (12). +15 Security
Baltic. 18 (20). +15 Security
Iberia. 18 (20). +15 Security
Rhineland. 6 (18). +15 Security
DFSA. 18 (20). +15 Security
Plains Republic. 15 (20). The Plains Republic joins the FRA in addition to the FRACSU. +15 Security
Quebec. 6 (17). The Quebecois government issues a statement on how the state’s isolationism cannot continue, and it is only due to the FRA’s goodwill that Quebec remains at all sovereign. While Quebec does not just yet join the FRA proper, its full alliance aversion is clearly over. +15 Security
Negotiate a trade agreement with the ATO, including 10 EP to help with necessary trade investments as part of a partnership. 3 (4). The measure struggles to get past the Clans’ various legislators. Some question the use of the partnership, while others are anxious about getting in bed with an organization increasingly dominated by autocratic, imperialist Ethiopia.
Create a satellite network based on business use. 2 (4). For all its great engineering efforts, it seems the Kingdom is having poor luck translating that to civilian use. (-7 EP)
Create a satellite network based on entertainment use. 10 (12). On the other hand, by some strange bit of fortune, the Kingdom’s entertainment industry booms from the use of satellite broadcasting. (+14 Leisure)
India moves to convert to a Consolidated Democracy so that it may enjoy the moral and material benefits of being a consolidated regime like the other great powers. 16 (17).
The initiative is a success. Party bosses and clientelist networks are disrupted as electoral infrastructure is put in place to bring the vote closer to the people. Formerly dispossessed individuals start to become more supportive of the democratic system, thus bringing stability to India.
(India becomes Consolidated Democracy, +25 Security)
GREAT POWERS (NPCs)
Ethiopia. Sponsor Uganda, Takrur, Niger and Central Africa joining the ATO. 16 (16). The initiative passes, and the Empire begins its most massive diplomatic undertaking yet.
Uganda. Gift of 25. (+2). Automatically applies due to prior application.
Takrur. Gift of 29, signon bonus of 29. (+4). 17 (20).
Niger. Gift of 19, signon bonus of 19 (+4). 13 (17).
Central Africa. Gift of 22, signon bonus of 21 (+4). 18 (20). Central Africa ends up finally agreeing to form CATO with Ethiopia and Uganda at the talks.
Tanzania. 50 EP, conditional on accepting all the new members. (+4). 5 (9).
Biafra. 46 EP, conditional on accepting all the new members. (+4). 10 (14).
Madagascar. Gift of 18 EP. Additional 18 EP for accepting all new members. (+4) 7 (11).
The ATO has 6 members: Ethiopia, Madagascar, The Maghreb, South Africa, Tanzania, and Biafra.
Tanzania, Madagascar, and Biafra consider Ethiopia’s offer. 5 (5), 17 (19) and 10 (17). Tanzania is insistent it will not be bought. Biafra takes the offer and will cast a preliminary Yes vote on every admission but notes it will still adhere to the African Triangle’s voting bloc custom.
South Africa’s preference on Uganda, Takrur, Niger and Central Africa. 15 (18), 4 (7), 17 (20), 17 (20).
Tanzania’s preference on the 4: 14 (12), 8 (6), 18 (16), 3 (1)
Maghreb casts symbolic votes. 1, 16, 18, 17
Votes for Uganda
AYE: Ethiopia, Madagascar, South Africa, Tanzania, Biafra
Votes for Takrur
AYE: Ethiopia, Madagascar, Maghreb
Nay: South Africa, Tanzania, Biafra
Votes for Niger
AYE: Ethiopia, Madagascar, South Africa, Tanzania, Biafra, Maghreb
Votes for Central Africa
AYE: Ethiopia, Madagascar, South Africa, Tanzania, Biafra, Maghreb
Ultimately, Takrur is the only state to not accede, the African Triangle expressing concerns they are perhaps too closely integrated with the Vandreads. Meanwhile, the ATO now has 9 members instead of 6, diminishing the power of the African Triangle.
Final Results: Full aid amounts are dispensed to every state but Tanzania and Biafra.
USSR (Angola). Pass the Five Year Plan, which integrates occupied populations into the Communist Party, connects infrastructure networks, and builds and overhauls schools, hospitals and recreational centers. 11 (11).
The Plan is a modest success, earning moderate loyalty from the annexed populations and also boosting the Union’s infrastructure.
(-1 to Annexation Time, 1% in all stats)
Poland. Invest in militia forces to deter invasion. 13 (20)
The Polish Republic’s program is a massive success, being able to replicate much of the results of the Plains Republic with its comparable strategic features. There are active militia groups all around the country ready for activation… overseen by the President’s secret police of course.
(Poland switches to Consolidated Autocracy, +15 Security. Gains Polish Guardian Initiative, providing +0.5 Support on the defensive and +2 to Annexation rolls)
Zapatistas. Pursue anti-corruption efforts to switch to Very Clean. 9 (10).
The measure just barely fails.
Mexico. Pursue anti-corruption efforts to attempt to become Very Clean. 1 (4)
Mexico’s expensive anti-corruption campaign does not produce any meaningful results. Barring the Emperor moving to use the anti-corruption program to purge various opponents and shift Mexico closer to authoritarianism again.
(Mexico becomes Weak Autocracy, -3 EP)
Ethiopia blocks the USSR’s accession to SFI. The Emperor fears that Luanda would push the organization in a socialist direction that would subvert both national sovereignty and free worship.
Wars, Or, The Most Peaceful Turn Ever
The Baltic War/Polish War
The ceasefire holds.
The Atlantic War
No moves are made, the conflict settling into oceanic trench warfare.
Turn XV: 2164
New Units (Units may be placed every even numbered turn)
N/A – Unit Cap Reached
Power Reclassification (every 2 turns)
News from Around the World
The Space Race
As the Atlantic War rages, the Federal Republic of Coastal Nations has remained neutral, instead focusing on closing the “space gap” with the Vandreads. Analysts consider the FRCN and the Vandread Empire to be the world’s superpowers, and this is reflected in how both have put a space station in orbit. It remains to be seen whether or not the FRCN will develop its own space-based weapons to counter the Empire’s.
The Consolidation of Africa
Most of Africa’s states are now part of the African Trade Organization courtesy of Ethiopian leadership. Representing a GDP of 1544, it is second only to the FRA’s 1783 in being the world’s largest cohesive economic bloc. Unlike the FRA, however, there is no explicit military connection between the participating states.
Research Breakthrough (Based off research level; emerging powers and above only; +15 in category)
Resource Boost (Increased odds with more territory), +6 EP
Increased Urbanization (Equal Odds for all states; 2-4)
New City (1% chance for any state)
New Supply Center (one state picked at random)
Coups (Higher Risk for states with low Approval)
It is clear that the two sides in the Atlantic War are evenly matched; Vandread is stronger individually, while the UUC has the backing of many allies. We urge the warring parties to end this futile loss of life & sign a white peace.
The UUC would welcome the end to conflict and would suggest a conference to discuss this.
Ethiopia. The Emperor orders the mass construction of new leisure facilities (theaters, stadiums, resorts), both to increase the life satisfaction of his current subjects as well as convince his new Arab subjects of the benefits of Ethiopian rule.
Romania. The Emperor feels a dangerous world will see security in numbers. Attempt to form ISA once again with the Papacy, Sicily, Ethiopia and the Crusaders.
USSR. Premier Rendall meets with the heads of Colombia, Amazon, Argentina, Brazil, Cape Verde, Liberia and South Africa to propose the formation of the South Atlantic Partnership, which would work to remove trade barriers between its members. The Neo-Incas do not border the South Atlantic, but the Premier invites them as an observer for the benefit of South American peace (leaving the neo-Incas out would be destabilizing), with full membership as a goal once the Empire resolves territorial disputes with its neighbors. All states that accede will receive 10% of their EP. Not only will economic integration such as a customs union and relaxed border controls provide for increased prosperity between members, but the Soviet Union is willing to provide diplomatic aid by sponsoring members' ascension to international bodies.
Papal States. His Holiness is horrified at the decline of state capacity, and orders a dramatic reform and expansion of the Holy See's security apparatus.
Crusaders. The Grandmaster declares a mass Urbanization campaign to spur economic growth.
Myanmar. Pursue an anti-corruption campaign to become Very Clean.
All NPC Actions Accounted For, IO Applications To Come
The Vandread Empire is open to the end to the conflict, but we must make it clear we will not tolerate foreign parties meddling in our territory.
Where will we set forth the accord? A conference location may best be at the Vandread-Quebec border. Long Island?
At any rate we will prepare a diplomatic party, consisting from the membership of the F.R.A.
We welcome neutral observers
Apologies for the delayed post on my part, a mixture of job/school issues and tech issues came to a head. I've had to switch to a different comp but THANKFULLY I saved all the game's data to a cloud, so *should* be able to continue more or less as normal.
Orders lock in 48 hours.
1. Increase EP
2. Increase EP
The U.U.C. and the F.R.A (including Quebec) will be conducting a ceasefire with the Vandread Empire: we will conduct accords with them the next turn for time allowance.
Our actions are hence followed:
Action One: Attempt Again to Establish the Saga University of Peel (Isle of Man)
We will try again to rise the efforts of the Saga University. As it was set the institution will...
Action Two: Declare Reykjavík a City
To ensure our cultural and economic development, as well as to enshrine the full benefits of our geothermal projects in Iceland, we will enshrine the settle of Reykjavík as a city.
"We should concentrate the population in smaller areas & leave more room for nature."
Continue work on the Space Station
"We had a strong start, but there is much that remains to be done."
The Vandread Empire agrees to the ceasefire with the UUC
Prepare for a moon base by designing the colony buildings and necessary rockets to bring them to the moon.
Build more hospitals to accommodate our increased population.
Using our space station, conduct research into growing plants in low to no gravity.
Orders locked and being processed.
India automated; India's action will be building another City.
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