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Discussion in 'Imperium OffTopicum' started by Tani Coyote, Mar 14, 2020.

  1. Ailedhoo

    Ailedhoo wonderer

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    The Batlic War is getting out of hand: we advise a white peace should be considered or we will consider our options.

    Meanwhile our alliance with Iberia should ensure a secure northern Atlantic.

    We also are happy with the more secure shipping that can now be possible between our lands and Crete.

    Actions will be considered later but for now we are pleased with our urban cultural flourish and our continued practice of alliance building.
     
  2. Tani Coyote

    Tani Coyote Son of Huehuecoyotl

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    Ethiopia proposes a full alliance with the Crusaders; though the Rastafarian and Catholic branches may differ, we are still brothers in Christendom, as further evidenced by how our states are firmly rooted in clerical leadership so as to promote virtue among our citizens.

    The Papal States suggests the formation of the Central European Defense Organization with Poland, Bavaria, Slovakia, and Brandenburg-Saxony; this alliance will succeed the narrowly-focused Catholic League. Should this alliance come into being, His Holiness notes, it would be the first multilateral alliance between regional powers since the pre-Cataclysm. Future accession to this alliance will be decided by unanimous vote (with each member having one vote), subject to amendment.

    The Baltic League proposes a white peace with Poland, noting the UUC's insistence on such and the fact it has almost three times as many Units as Warsaw.

    Madagascar meets with the members of the African Triangle and proposes an African Trade Organization between its three member states and Madagascar. ATO internal procedure will be based on majority vote (with each member having one vote).

    All but one NPC action accounted for.
     
  3. Ailedhoo

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    The Clans will keep eyes open in case; if by next turn Poland does not heed the offer of a white peace by the Baltic League then we will consider more... confrontational action.

    Speaking of action: the time comes for the two pieces of public Uruk activity.

    1) offer alliance & trade pact to Siberia to both help strengthen our realms and to discourage Poland from continuing conflict by enabling us to strategically make it less practical to continue to break the peace. Naturally we invite Siberia into IREGS and ICRAS, the latter for the sake of the dignity of those seeking asylum and the former would give Siberia the opportunity to go into joy on their geological knowledge.

    2) establish the Saga University of Peel (Isle of Man), encouraging it as a global center of higher education and as a means to promote expertise skills among the members of our clans. This could particular prove intrigue to both IREGS and ICRAS, the former from a top-of-the-class level of geology and the latter on international politics department to help lead to scholarly developments on achieving peace. It will also be a venue on cultural scholarship (particular on preserving of Uruk sagas), archeological recording, marine biology, fungi farm science, linguistics and space research. May this be to the communal prosperity of the Clans and to the joy of peoples!
     
  4. LordArgon

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    @Tani Coyote I haven't got the results for my secret orders yet.
     
  5. Tani Coyote

    Tani Coyote Son of Huehuecoyotl

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    President Karmazyn of Poland says he personally considers the idea of a white peace to be a joke, considering Poland is fighting to free the Poles of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania (which it also currently controls). However, he will refer the treaty to the Sejm. He has made sure to give all legislators a note regarding military capabilities and obligations, noting that Poland should be able to repel any UUC offensive.

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    His Holiness Pius XVII of The Papal States supports a peace agreement between the Baltic League and Poland. However, the Papal States supports its ally Poland's claim on the Baltics. As a compromise, His Holiness suggests that perhaps a referendum could be held in the region to settle the issue and finalize the area's status.

    Though His Holiness does give a word of caution to the United Clans: if the effort dedicated to intervention grows too much, it would make the Clans' allies of Quebec and Crete rather tempting targets to Vandread and Romanian aggression, respectively. A diplomatic solution to the conflict, rather than an escalation, would better serve the security of Europe and the world.

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    With the impending victory over the Macedonians, the Emperor of Romania has concluded a summit discussing the future of Ukraine with the Hetman. His Highness' Foreign Ministry is proud to report terms have been agreed to, to be implemented at the first opportunity. The awkward situation of Romania occupying Ukrainian territory has loomed over the alliance since its founding, but can at last be resolved; may the Ukraine and Romania's friendship remain eternal.

    OOC: My apologies, should be addressed!
     
  6. LordArgon

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    • Investigate the disappearences using both police investigators and external intelligence officers.
    • Increase propaganda distribution to the great lakes territories.
     
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  7. Ailedhoo

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    In light of potential Polish consideration to a peace we will set focus on control than escalation: at any rate we will deploy one of our armies to Norway to help protect our own territories in case of escalation and to help enforce security for the neighboring Baltic nations. Our navy will also be on standby to keep the northern seas secure. At any rate will use our focus to matters of managing the situation to de-escalate.

    As for Polish military confidence: we are prepared to consult our allies but we would suggest this is in itself silly for it can all be resolved by a simple peace treaty.

    As for the Pope: agree a diplomatic solution is the desired but ask they keep out of it when it comes to ideas of the nature of the peace, for a white peace is what will set things at best. The determinations of folks will not be set by theocratic agenda. If there be a referendum it would be on the provinces' membership of the League, not whether they are swallowed into a Polish empire. We advise Poland avoid the dark route that itself faced the boot of in its histories: do they really want to play the imperialist?

    As for Crete and Quebec: we will maintain our commitments to our comrades. We will continue continue to honor our familial pact to Crete and our defense pact to Quebec. Any involvement of UUC forces in the Baltic-Polish affair, therefor, will set the objective of peace keeping and realm repair.

    In light of this we continue to back Baltic diplomatic efforts to cease the tragedy that befalls our east.
     
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  8. Kinich-Ahau

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    The FRCN is deeply disappointed that Indonesia would go so far as to convict their own citizens in a sham trial with blatantly fabricated evidence; this whole affair is yet more proof of their honorless duplicity. That they dried to drag Japan into this mess is the icing on the cake.

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    Offer send Oz suggestions & advisors to help root out corruption in their government
    "Though the Australian Brotherhood is already among the cleanest states on the planet, they nevertheless have an interest in stamping out what little corruption they have. Our own experience in this regard would prove useful, if they wish it."

    Send 8 EP to Papua
    Send a diplomatic mission to Papua
    "We must reassure our brothers-&-sisters-in-arms that, no matter the trials the rest of the world throws at us, we will be there in their hour of need."
     
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  9. Tani Coyote

    Tani Coyote Son of Huehuecoyotl

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    I'd say orders lock in 48 hours. Courtesy notice to @JimWUK
     
  10. JimWUK

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    Repeat this and extend secret orders
     
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    Tani Coyote Son of Huehuecoyotl

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    Action One. Assist Oz in becoming a Very Clean state
    . 3 (8).

    Despite considerable support from the Australian intelligence apparatus and the full approval of its population, the anti-corruption effort does not make much ground.

    Action Two. Send a diplomatic mission to Papua to improve relations with 8 EP Gift. 14 (20)

    The Papuan govern welcomes closer relations, and is quite gracious for the gift. The FRCN walks away from the meeting with several islands sold to it to serve as military bases as well as a great deal of intelligence.

    (+2 Relations, +27 Security)

    Ethiopia (Great NPC)

    Action One. Form a full alliance with the Crusaders. 9 (19).

    The grandmaster knows the Crusaders are struggling as a power. While the Papacy is the Crusaders’ natural ally, His Holiness has provided not much but moral support. The grandmaster negotiates an end to the remittances, and instead pledges his order’s fealty to the Emperor of Ethiopia with numerous economic, diplomatic and military concessions. May the armies of Christendom march forward together towards greatness.

    (Rastafarian Remittances modifier eliminated. Crusaders become Client of Ethiopia.

    Vandread Empire

    Action One. Investigate the disappearances using police and intelligence. 20 (20).

    Intelligence forces have quite a detailed dossier to share with the Emperor.

    (+33 Security)

    Action Two. Increase propaganda distribution across the Great Lakes territories. 12 (14).

    It’s a modest success, convincing more people of the benefits of Vandread rule. (-1 to assimilation counters, +7 Security)

    UUC

    Action One. Offer full alliance and trade pact to Siberia, with invites to IREGS and ICRAS. 8 (9).

    Siberia appreciates the offers, but feels safe in its neutrality at this time.

    Action Two. Establish the Saga University of Peel on the Isle of Man, harnessing the UUC’s talents in peace studies, geology, archeology, marine biology, fungi farming, culture, linguistics, and space research. 2 (3).

    The university fails to get off the ground, setting a pessimistic tone for the future of academia in the UUC. Many intellectuals are starting their careers elsewhere. (-15 Education)

    High Kingdom

    Action One: Invest in public health clinics. 11 (12).

    A modest success. (+6 Health)

    Action Two: Invest in public literacy. 20 (20).

    It’s more than an increase in literacy, it’s a darn Renaissance! People speculate the brains of the Kingdom’s subjects are growing with how much they devour texts on a variety of topics. The Kingdom’s suddenly got a lot more talented individuals filling many offices, giving the Kingdom one of the highest qualities of life on Earth.

    (+54 Education, +10 Leisure, +10 Health, +5 Security)

    India

    Action One. Consolidate all government departments on a single website to increase efficiency. 9 (10).

    It's a noble effort, but it seems the bureaucracy's a little resistant to being so effectively condensed.

    Action Two. Cut the income tax for working class families. 14 (15).

    Citizens put their new tax cut to good use with leisure and investment, spurring economic growth.

    (+12 Leisure, +4 EP)

    Other Powers

    Papal States. The Papacy proposes a defensive alliance (CEDO) with Bavaria, Brandenburg-Saxony, Slovakia, and Poland, succeeding the Catholic League and preserving the autonomy of Central European states. Unanimous vote procedures. 6 (10). In a humiliation for His Holiness, the political capital is not present to push such an ambitious proposal.

    Baltic League. The Baltic League offers a white peace to Poland, backed by the threat of the UUC. 9 (5). President Karmazyn makes a televised show of tearing up a copy of the proposed treaty before the Sejm. The Polish Air Force has sufficient regional superiority that any outside intervention will be extremely costly to maintain.

    Just as a demonstration, Polish air wings devastate the Baltic fleet and force it back into Helsinki for repairs, breaking the blockade and putting Poland in an even stronger position.

    (Blockade is broken, -2 Security)

    Madagascar proposes ATO with the African Triangle. Majority vote. 18 (17). The measure gets off the ground and goes to other states for consideration…

    Biafra. 12 (13). Biafra accedes to the ATO with barebones ceremony.

    South Africa. 18 (19). South Africa not only joins the ATO, but signs a bilateral defense alliance with Madagascar. (+2 Security)

    Tanzania. 20 (16). Tanzania joins the ATO and guarantees Madagascar’s independence. (+1 Security)
     
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  12. Ailedhoo

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    We are... not amused by the continued conflict in the Batlic and will be reviewing on options on the question of potential aggression against the UUC by Poland's regime. For now we are marking Sweden as a zone of interaction between we and the Baltic League. The Clan Assembly will need to talk on matters; if conflict did escalate out a Warchief will need to be elected to lead any emergency efforts but our hopes are still at this stage to de-escalate. For the time being we will deploy forces in Norway to guard ourselves from any aggression: Poland are advised that any move in Uruk territory will result in a demonstration of Uruk warfare.

    We call to our allies for talks on situations including the Baltic Wars so we can discuss; this also be a opportunity to reflect on other crises so they can be able to respond without leaving ourselves vulnerable. We suggest a summit in Du'ul, our capital.

    As for other responses in international relations: we are understandable of Siberia's position and thank them for their consideration of our offer.

    Finally in internal news we will need to have much of the Hands in the Clan Assembly to consult teachers, researchers and other educational figures to help find what went wrong with our Peel investment and on the danger of a brain drain.
     
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    Wars

    Polish Invasion of the Baltics

    While the war front itself does not shift, the UUC puts Poland under blockade in retaliation for not accepting a white peace.

    Conquest of Shanghai

    With the dissolution of the Shanghai Army, the Chinese seize the western two thirds of the remaining territory, while the Koreans finish off the coastal eastern third. Shanghai is no more.

    Annexation Rolls: Fujian 9, Hunan-Jiangxi 17, Shanghai 7.

    Balkan War

    Swamped by 3 Romanian Air Wings and 2 Armies, the Macedonian Army stands no chance. The whole country is placed under occupation.

    Annexation Rolls: Serbia 17, Bulgaria 9, Albania 1.

    Indonesian War

    The FRCN displays perhaps the most impressive show of military force in decades. As a combined navy, air and amphibious assault storms Sumatra, other Republic and Papuan forces storm other islands. In total, 3 islands are seized from Indonesia, and their entire fleet is captured. The ships are scuttled, but the seamen are captured, effectively ending any chance of Indonesia protecting anything beyond Jakarta.

    (FRCN captures 1 Navy, occupies Sulawesi and Sumatra. Papua occupies Timor.

    -39 EP, -24 Population)
     
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    Tani Coyote Son of Huehuecoyotl

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    Orders will lock in 120 hours, or after all players get orders in, whichever comes first.

    Turn VII: 2156


    Stats
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    GM Notes

    1. Holy amazing retcon, Batman! Turns now last a year instead of six months.
    2. Several players forgot to place their Unit last turn – FRCN, Vandread Empire, High Kingdom, India. If Units are not placed this turn, they will be placed to optimize defense.
    3. The formula for investment bonuses was adjusted; the original was buggy so that negative bonuses weren’t possible.

    News from Around the World

    “Godless Heathens”

    There has been a surge of anti-orc sentiment across Quebec due to the proliferation of media that paint them in a negative light. The government has been trying to keep a lid on the situation, but it has made the diplomatic context tense.

    (-2 to UUC-Quebecois relations until Turn 10)

    Scandal In Jakarta (Water is Wet)

    It has come to the light the people that Indonesia charged with being FRCN agents were Indonesian citizens by birth and had no signs of disloyalty. Despite ostensibly being from the FRCN, they had legitimate IDs and histories.

    Jakarta is seeing fallout as the world rallies around its cause, and many people question if the Indonesian government is as democratic as it claims.

    The Baltic War Turns Hot

    As the Polish drove the Baltic League into a stalemate, albeit one where Poland occupied the Baltics and Karelia, it looked like Poland would be in a strong negotiating position to extract concessions from the League, particularly a cession of Estonia-Latvia-Lithuania. However, the United Uruk Clans have entered the conflict, blockading Karelia from the North and shifting naval and land assets to support the Baltics.

    Analysts are intrigued to see how the war develops; while the UUC has sufficient military capability to defeat Poland, this would require an enormous military commitment that could compromise its allies elsewhere. In the meantime, the Polish air force has clear regional supremacy, enabling it to swiftly dominate any strike force.

    The Nationalism of the Plains

    The Plains Republic has openly reported foiling an attempt at the Vandread Empire to subvert its population. The result has been a state put on high alert, the arrest of several prominent officials found guilty of collaboration (and reforms to reduce the amount of clientelism in government), and the implementation of a new militia system that makes the small republic a much more difficult target.

    (+1 Support on Defense, -2 to Annexation rolls, Plains Republic Corruption changes to Neutral)

    Myanmar’s Realignment

    With the increasing warfare in the region, the Prime Minister of Myanmar looked rather weak. The King has sacked him and replaced him with a new PM who has proclaimed Myanmar’s interested in a close alliance with the High Kingdom to ensure the state’s continued sovereignty.

    (Myanmar becomes a Client of High Kingdom unless rebuffed)


    Increased Urbanization


    Korea +2
    Oz +2
    Caribbean +2
     
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  15. Kinich-Ahau

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    The cowardly kleptocrats running things in Jakarta should be ashamed of their heinous, underhanded actions. First, they seek out a benefactor so that they may rend the bonds that exist between Papua & the FRCN, all as part of a scheme to plunder & oppress the Papuan people as Indonesia did in the 20th century. Then, when they are caught & we seek a diplomatic solution, Jakarta hastily points the finger at Korea & China, hoping to weaken 3 rivals with one fell swoop. Finally, that plot fails, and so, facing the might of the FRCN & our allies, they desperately invent a conspiracy to discredit us & drag Japan into the conflict. The world has seen through your lies, Indonesia; you aren’t fooling anyone.

    Rest assured, people of Indonesia, when the final liberation occurs, you will know life under a free, clean, democracy for the first time in decades.

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    Send 9 EP to the Philippines
    Offer an alliance to the Philippines
    “Indonesia’s Great Power backer is still unknown; given the recent aggressive expansion of China & the risk of being made into a pawn by foreign powers, closer relations seem prudent.”

    Send 3 EP to Singapore
    Improve relations with Singapore
    “Our countries will soon be neighbors; given both this & our utter dominance of the Java and South China Seas, establishing closer ties between our states must be a priority.”
     
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    Uganda humbly requests admission into the African Trade Organization.

    Slovakia applauds its friends in Bavaria and Brandenburg-Saxony for denying Rome the Pax Vaticana it seeks over Central Europe. Slovakia suggests that Slovakia, Bavaria, and Brandenburg-Saxony form an Alliance for Central European Sovereignty (ACES), not beholden to any of the regional or great powers. With the UUC, Poland and Romania all on the march, it is more important than ever to guard our states' sovereignty.

    The King of Sicily travels to Alexandria to propose to the Emperor of Ethiopia and the Grandmaster of the Crusader State the formation of a new trilateral alliance that will secure ensure lasting security in the Eastern Mediterranean.

    (2 NPC actions not accounted for)

    Springtime for King George


    The Autocratic Peace?
    Report for the Romanian Foreign Ministry

     
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  17. Ailedhoo

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    The Clans will focus on preventing this war continuing. We are going to give Poland a simple suggestion: leave the territory of the Baltic League.

    We will consider actions to ensure we will have flexibility.

    Note that we will not have this conflict divert our attention: we will continue our defense pact with Quebec, to ensure our western frank is itself secure.
     
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    The High Kingdom welcome's the Close Alliance of Myanmar.

    1. Given the security concerns, the new level of Education allows thought to be given to improved weapons and tactics - increase Security.

    2. Public Health continues to be a priority of the Kingdom.
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  19. Ailedhoo

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    We are going to focus on defense to prepare ourselves. Here are our public actions:

    Invest in a new supply center North England. It will be known as Aztar Markatji and will serve as a means to allow our clans to supply.

    Send a diplomatic party to Saxony-Brandenburg to offer a alliance and trade pact. We hope this to both boost our security and trade prosperity, as well as part of our efforts to pressure Poland into peace by enabling us means to ensure security on the waterways as well as access for the Rhienish Republic to Poland in case worse comes to worse.

    Edit:we like to note that our intent is to make war unfashionable for the Polish government. We will be making efforts to ensure the protection of the Baltic.
     
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    Bhrigu Mallaya, Prime Minister of India and Chairman of the center-right Democratic Party, spoke before parliament in the annual State of the Union address.
    1. The government will provide monetary assistance to innovative start-ups.
    2. The government will provide broad tax benefits and regulatory leeway to tech corporations, in order to both attract foreign tech corporations and promote the creation of local ones. India must become the Silicon Valley of the World.
     
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