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

  1. Tani Coyote

    Tani Coyote Son of Huehuecoyotl

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    Ethiopia requests permission from India for its fleet to pass through the Arabian Sea en route to the Persian Gulf, noting India's naval dominance of the area.
     
  2. LordArgon

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    • Vandread IN SPACE! Continue our research into perfecting space rockets. While we have suffered a setback, it is rocket science.
    • Increase the output of Propaganda films. The new territories must be quickly integrated into the empire.
     
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    India is willing to allow non-military Ethiopian vessels through, but not military vessels.
     
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    Tani Coyote Son of Huehuecoyotl

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    4 of 5 player orders in. Courtesy 48 hour warning until lock for @Kinich-Ahau
     
  5. Kinich-Ahau

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    Improve relations with Vanuatu
    “We should minimize any barriers to the free movement of people between our great nations; closer ties can only benefit us in the long run.”

    Begin an urban renewal program
    “We should encourage migration to the cities, and leave more space for nature to heal.”
     
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  6. Tani Coyote

    Tani Coyote Son of Huehuecoyotl

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    (Update inbound, but first, the rolls)

    FRCN


    Action 1. Improve relations with Vanuatu. 7 (9).

    For the time being it appears FRCN-Vanuatu relations are warm as they can be.

    Action 2. Pursue an Urban Renewal program to bring more people into the cities. 11 (12).

    The Republic’s urban expansion program is a modest success, breathing new life into cities as more people are drawn to them.

    (+2 Urbanization, +2 EP)

    Vandread Empire

    Action 1. Continue to attempt to perfect space rockets and satellites. 20 (20).

    After the initial disappointment, the Vandread Space Program is a smashing success! Countries around the world are already beginning to invest in and license Vandread technology.

    (Gain Satellite Network. +0.2% to EP growth. +4 EP. +6 Education, +6 Leisure)

    Action 2. Increase the output of propaganda films to speed up the annexation of the Great Lakes Confederacy. 8 (9). What the industry can squeeze out does not get very far in changing sentiment on the ground.

    UUC

    Action 1. Alliance call to Saxony-Brandenburg and Iberia to contain Polish aggression.

    Saxony-Brandenburg: 7 (11). The Chancellor is proud to report that the parliament has voted in favor of war with Poland to secure the everlasting peace and security of Northern Europe. He has already motioned to have Saxon forces placed under UUC central command.

    (The UUC may now move Saxon troops around the warzone; Saxony-Brandenburg grants military access for the duration of the war to all coalition members)

    Iberia: 2 (11). Despite some initial reservations about loaning its fleet to a war on the other side of the continent, Iberian stands with its allies.

    (The UUC may now move Iberian troops to and from the warzone)

    Action 2. Establish the City of Jurvik (formerly York), a city of culture and agricultural networking. 13 (14). The city is established, planned in such a way it serves as an artistic marvel.

    (+1 City, +6 Leisure)

    High Kingdom

    Action 1. Offer defensive alliance to Siberia. 18 (19).

    Against all expectations, the Siberian King proclaims the formation of a defensive alliance with the High Kingdom. He cites the aggressive tendencies by many states on the fringes of the Siberian commonwealth, and gives his guidance that the High Kingdom, which has been one of the most non-interventionist powers, is by far the most logical choice so as to honor Siberia’s tradition of neutrality.

    (+25 Security)

    Action 2. Offer trade agreement to Siberia. 8 (10).

    Siberia politely declines expanded trade arrangements, as the alliance already is seeing a massive loosening of commerce restrictions.

    India

    Action 1. Increase funding for police, with most to training and equipment. 7 (7).

    Despite the embarrassing quality of policing in India, various elements keep the measure from becoming a reality. (-3 Security)

    Action 2. Invest in a large-scale infrastructure project to expand the road network. 15 (16).

    India’s road network is drastically expanded and improved, and commerce flows freely through the subcontinent; the country’s partners in the IOTO are understandably happy at the good news, as their own demand and supply are improved by better infrastructure in India.

    (+15 EP, +1 to relations with Thailand)

    Other Powers

    China signs a defensive alliance with the High Kingdom; High Kingdom has already accepted. 6 (11)

    The measure struggles to pass, but the incredible legitimacy of the High Kingdom’s government works to make the defense alliance a reality. The two Chinas are now militarily aligned.

    Ethiopia requests admission to the ATO, with observer status for the Crusaders and Sicily, with Egypt and Libya joining all ATO economic zones. It grants 8, 13, and 10 EP to Biafra, South Africa, and Tanzania. 8 (10).

    The measure unfortunately fails.

    Biafra pursues an Urbanization program. 2 (3).

    Biafra’s urbanization program is a massive failure. (-3 Urbanization, -2 EP)

    Sicily signs a trade agreement with the Papacy and Romania. 17 (18).

    The Papacy considers. 16 (16).
    Romania considers. 9 (10).

    Romania declines to tie itself to Sicily just yet, but the two Italian powers see a rapid erosion in their border restrictions, and commerce flows freely.

    (+1 to Sicily-Papal relations, trade pact worth 7% implemented)
     
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    Wars

    Polish Invasion of the Baltics

    The war does not see any conflict, but one of the Polish Air Wings abruptly takes off and defects to the UUC, basing in the Baltics.

    Arabian War

    With India having blocked the Ethiopian fleet from entering the Persian Gulf, the war remains at a stalemate.

    However, the Ummah Confederacy is able to push deeper into Iran.

    Guangdong War



    In a move that surprises practically no one, the Kingdom of China rolls into Guangdong, swiftly defeating its seaman-based military, occupying the capital, and ensuring the government will soon fall. Escape is impossible, and Korea takes the Guangdong forces into custody.

    The Congo War



    Angolan forces launch a sudden assault on the Kongolese military, which is in disarray following a series of conveniently-timed sabotages. With its forces in chaos, Angolan and Zambian forces are able to seize the capital and enough territory that the Kongolese war machine suffers a serious blow. Making matters worse, they drive the Kongolese Red Fleet away from its home ports, placing the remainder of the Kongo economy under blockade.
     
  8. Tani Coyote

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    Stats
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    New Units (Units may be placed every even numbered turn)

    Please consult stats sheet for new Units.

    Power Reclassification (every 2 turns)

    Poland has been demoted to Emerging power, and no longer has Regional benefits.

    News from Around the World

    The Space Age Returns

    The Vandread Empire has managed to put satellites into orbit for the first time since the Cataclysm. The world is benefitting from the satellites culturally, scientifically and economically.

    Angola Declares Soviet Union; Kongo Declares Great Patriotic War

    The Angolan Premier addressed crowds in occupied Kinshasa.

    “The time has come to end the feud with our Communist brethren. Already, the state capitalists that oppressed the Congolese working class are fleeing further and further into this great state’s countryside, into YOUR countryside. As we work with our Zambian comrades to destroy this degenerated workers’ state, I feel it is important that we lay the foundations of our united, postwar future.

    We, the Angolan People’s Republic, hereby pardon all officials and soldiers of the Marxist Democratic Republic of the Kongo who defect to the Republic. This general amnesty does not extend to the MDRK’s Premier or his senior party officials, for they are the reason this war has started in the first place, and must face justice.

    The general amnesty agreed upon by the Angolan Communist Party aside, I bring you exciting news: we will honor Comrade Lenin’s memory by resurrecting the society he envisioned in name as well as practice. Effective immediately, the Angolan People’s Republic shall henceforth be the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. If the capitalists can be fixated on being the second or third or fourth Rome and all its oppression and decadence, we communists are free to claim the mantle of workers’ revolution by restoring the state to whom we have all looked upon with nostalgia.”

    From a classified location, the Kongolese Premier declared that Kongo had entered its “Great Patriotic War” and would fight to the end to keep Comrade Stalin’s vision of communism alive. The revisionism of abolishing the execution of the workers’ enemies and allowing small-scale capitalism, the Premier argued, simply cannot be allowed to stand.

    The Premier proceeded to circulate a video of him personally executing an Angolan officer captured during the retreat from Kinshasa.

    The Assimilation of Ontario

    Resistance has become negligible in Ontario, and the former capital of the Great Lakes Confederacy is now a productive province of the Vandread Empire. Analysts report that the Vandread Empire has displaced the Federal Republic of Coastal Nations as the wealthiest nation on Earth.

    One China, Two Kingdoms

    King Qiaozhi of the Kingdom of China spoke to applause as he mentioned the dual developments of a defense pact with the High Kingdom and a stunning victory over Guangdong. The Chinese autocracy, Qiaozhi explained, had successfully crushed both the capitalist merchant republic of Shanghai and the socialist state of Guangdong, further proving the supremacy of a noble sovereign ruling with the Mandate of Heaven.

    Holding up a copy of the treaty with the High Kingdom, he stated that with that alliance, all of historical China was finally ruled in harmony. The Kingdom of China and its ally Korea ruled the Eastern portion, while the High Kingdom and its client of Myanmar controlled the Western portion. Regardless, the relations between the two kingdoms meant all China was effectively unified under a system of peace and prosperity at last.

    Reportedly someone asked, “what about Taiwan?” and was promptly dragged from the room.

    Relationship Boost

    Liberia: +1 with UUC
    China: +1 with High Kingdom

    Resource Boost (Increased odds with more territory)

    FRCN +1
    Crusaders +2

    Increased Urbanization (Equal Odds for all states; 1-3)

    Biafra +2
    Sicily +1
     
  9. Ailedhoo

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    Multilateral Honour: Dawn of the Free Realms

    Although the United Uruk Clans are pleased with the situation in the Baltic and Poland, with a war potential to be set short with minimal damages to enable peace to be restored in the region, it is clear that the world is in a state of multiple crises. With refugees fleeing zones of oppression and war we know that the I.C.R.A.S. will be... busy. Nevertheless the greater question is the prospect of aggression. In light of the new episode in southern Africa and the end of conflict in China we must turn to the prospect that war can become, alas, popular, particular if we see the case in Eastern Europe and the continued imperialism conducted by the Crusaders and their theocratic friends.

    That and the ever consistent need to keep guard of our western frontiers, by that we speak of guarding Quebec from potential imperial conquests, the time has come for the next stage of multilateralism for the Clans and their comrades.

    Henceforth, as a action, the United Uruk Clans will forge a multilateral alliance with its blocs: those with alliances, defense pacts and client agreements with the U.U.C.
    The new alliance will be known as the Free Realm Alliance, sometimes known as the Jurvik Pact for it is there we invite our allies to come to sign into existence the Free Realms.

    The F.R.A. will as a entity be a union of consolidated democracies, with weak democracies that join will be granted the support to be uplifted to a truer potential for the will of populace to be enshrine in the stones of the mountains themselves. We lead in democratic practices, which will include a development of democratic economy as otherwise we will would capitalist oligarchy. We will promote democratic workplaces, the rights of the travelers, the enshrinement of the rights to basic necessities (right to healthcare, right to food, right to housing, right to water etch) and, should it be necessary, the conduct of honorable warfare.

    The terms of the F.R.A. we will begin with the militaristic multilateralism of the alliance:

    • Guaranteed protection of all its members: universal defense pact, all members honor bound to guard each other.
    • Available to call to arms if the cause is just: defense (including peace enforcement) and liberation would be examples, although we prefer to see support for dissent in the latter if possible.
    • Members are expected not to go to all-out war with each other. We have open forums and benefiting trade to help ease tensions. If you cannot settle things diplomatically then at least result to restricted contest, like setting the figures proposing violent confrontation to face each other in arena combat to determine the solution. Mortal Kombat as a humanitarian alternative to war.
    • The War Council: enable discussion of joint military policy, co-ordinate strategic efforts and, if need be, to enable political figures to vote on whether or not to conduct a joint war, with the requirement of 3/4 majority by command that any yes is set to commit and that the noes are free to refrain from joining the allied offense. Vetoes can be applied by those in closeness towards the projected war zone.
    • War Declarations must be in public for the sake of honour and to enable the causes to be stated.
    • Strict practices of the laws of war, essentially mixing Uruk war codes with restoration of the Geneva Convention. Special commitment to (if able) evacuate civilians from points of major combats, no to chemical warfare, banning of death squads, fair treatment of detained enemy combatants, support for repairing collateral civilian damages etch. This will require formation of a international war court, which we are prepared to see to if need be. Enforcement will be decided with the formation of the body. We will refer to our joint laws as The Codes of Wars.
    • In consideration: outside realms that are seen to commit multiple war crimes will be regarded as a just target. Of course this would require a official investigation process, to keep it in the war codes.
    • Enable co-operation in training and war-games between members.
    • Joint co-operation on security research.
    • Joint co-operation of covert defense to protect ourselves from the enemy unknown.
    • Ease of co-operation on covert operations if deemed necessary and set in accordance with the Codes of War.
    • Enabling of peacekeeping deployment.
    • Joint safeguarding of the seas and other transportation routes.
    • Entrust of allowing military access to fellow members, unless otherwise declared against by a member realm.
    • Mutual commitment to combat oppression and warmongering.
    The Alliance will share research, espionage and economic co-operations to further our collective efforts. Our other mutual commitments of the entente:
    • Membership is for democracies.
    • All member realms are set towards being Consolidated Democracies: Weak Democracies that are members will be set support to bring them into full populace potential.
    • We are willing to help dissidents and are commitment to open ourselves to refugees fleeing from oppressive realms. We will safeguard the right to protest. We will monitor situations to ensure the promotion of people power.
    • Potential for our efforts: Weak Autocracies can be granted observer status provided they begin revolutionary transformation into a democracy. Absolute monarch for instance are required to go constitutional.
    • Guarantee, Protect and Support the rights of the persons. Oppression is evil: violations of rights will not be tolerated. Commitment to a international courts of rights to be set on the tables.
    • Commit to Basic Necessities as Rights: people have the rights to health, food, water, shelter etch.
    • Open Borders: freedom of movement is among the guarantees. Question the border regime. All members are of course encouraged to join (if not part already) the I.C.R.A.S.
    • Democratic Economics: set out preference for communal & socialistic models, such as Syndicalism or Clan-based Command Economy systems, as the means of ensuring democratic control over the means of production. Capitalist powers will at best be regarded as weak democracies. Regulated Markets and Welfare Capitalism will be treated as potential bridge material. Mixed economies are also a potential. Our aim here is to ensure that no democratic system is hijacked by capitalist oligarchy. Democratize the economy and the workplace!
    • Anti-Corruption: we will aim to bring down corruption levels in member realms.
    • Open Fair Trade: ensuring good trade relations between all members with fair practices for the workers, including trade union access.
    • Ecological Safeguards: ensure our industries are not disruptive of the environment, for we all are ones with the ecosystems.
    • As part of a effort towards universal education: open education and research between all members, for knowledge is power and power to the people! This may also cover joint industrial research and initiatives to look towards space programs.
    • Cultural Forum: promote the arts and entertainment as a vehicle of glory and prosperity.
    Additional will be set in consideration.

    Structural the F.R.A. will be made up of three bodies: the Peace Council, the War Council and the Universal Assembly.

    The Peace Council will the general diplomatic body between the member realms. Every rotation of four years two member realms will be serving as consoles, to provide as the faces of the F.R.A. Voting by realms will be done primary by yes, no and veto on many issues except for minor alternations which require simple majority and significant alterations to the constitutional framework which require super consensus of 5/6.

    The War Council, as noted, will focus on military matters and will be activated in full when matters of conflict are set out. Councillors will include legislative figures and members of the military. Wartime function is to enable strategic co-operation and joint command. Civic judicial oversight will be provided, although security will be provided to ensure critical strategic & tactical planning is safeguarded.

    The Universal Assembly is our grand forum, the leap for a ideal for a vision of a boundless commune of the peoples. Our aim is to enable the public in each member realm the means to vote in representatives to keep close call on developing joint laws and other policies between the member realms. This vehicle of people power will be useful in helping turn weak democracies into consolidated democracies, as well as to combat corruption. We intent to also use it as a means to enable our populaces to have better means to reach out to each other, as well as a asset to keep their bodies of power in check. Note we will respect autonomy and will set this as a agreement board which member assemblies can discuss on.

    We aim to sign this alliance into existence in Jurvik. Well we plan our foundational members to be our allies we are open to others seeking to joint, with invites to include the Zapatista Republic, the Democratic Federation of Southwest Asia, Liberia, South Africa, Colombia and the Amazons. Our intent is to make a great body of might and rights.

    In the end we hope to make this body to enshrine the glory and prosperity of the populace!

    Forming the F.R.A is the first action of the U.U.C. this turn.
     
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    Send 3 EP to Okinawa
    Offer client status to Okinawa
    “As a democracy surrounded by dictators & authoritarians, you are in a uniquely vulnerable position. Given the recent unprovoked aggression from Korea & China, as well as Japan’s explicit desire to conquer territories outside of their control that they view as rightfully theirs, it is very possible that one of your freedom-hating neighbors would seek to use you as a pawn; a stepping stone for imperialistic war. Aligning yourself with the FRCN would not only tie your security to one of the largest & most powerful democratic blocs on the planet, it would surely benefit both of our economies.”

    Begin research into floating settlements & aquaculture.
    “As the population of the FRCN grows, we must balance the needs of our people with the needs of the natural world. Cities, towns, & farms that float on the ocean surface could alleviate our population pressures without destroying existing vulnerable habitats.”
     
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    Oz announces that it shall be working to restore (build) the city of Melbourne. May Australia continue to be a beacon of peace and prosperity for the whole world!

    Saxony-Brandenburg shall build a new Supply Center so that it will be better equipped to fight alongside its allies against Poland.

    Uganda, having been spurned in its efforts to join the "Democrats Club" of the ATO, requests a full alliance with the mighty state of Ethiopia.

    The Crusaders announce their intention of building a Supply Center in Basra.

    Two NPC Actions Unaccounted For
     
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    U.U.C. and I.R.E.G.S to Conduct Mole Drill R&D Initiative

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    Clan Geest's Dr Heagel van Hisenberg and other scientists & engineers in the United Uruk Clans are to combine with their counterparts in Crete and Iberia to set out a International Research and Educational Geologist Society initiative to conduct a scientific engineering project into the development of new efficient drilling technology. If successful the I.R.E.G.S. project can not only aid in tunneling but enable it to safety enable the usage of vehicles through the underground. The plan for "mole" transport systems are set to enable ease in preparing infrastructure, such as helping prepare underground railway systems and the digging out of space for underground mushroom farms. There is also potential. for deep mining, as well as enabling access routes for emergency services.


    From the Tiberiun Sun mod Twisted Insurrection

    The drill project can set out for potential military applications on the role such vehicles could serve as infantry carriers, although one leading Iberian military engineer, Dr Maya González, has commented whether potential drill tremors would alert any rival combatants to approaching mole vehicle assaults. At any rate the war potential might find itself tested along with the civilian applications of the new drilling system and potential transportation vehicle.

    Even outside the vehicle application the development of new drill technology should enable extraction of minerals to be done in more efficient and ecologically sufficient means. Aims are to enable the tunneling system to have the function to set a tunnel but also the option to restore grounding behind when applied outside infrastructural projects. At any rate the potential from the asset has been approved by the Uruk Clan Assembly and talks to set between the members of the I.R.E.G.S. on the development of what is regarded as, to quote Clan Zau's Hand Ogve Sídero, that "the project to develop a mole drill and to refine it as a means to safety enable it as the frontier for underground transportation will have great industrial applications that will make it a asset of Clan Zau and other users of such geological technology."

    Uruk desires to see this technology development in drilling and potential application for transportation is regarded first as a means of industrial and infrastructure usages, with additional purposes of the engineering R&D project to be bonus. It is expected if successful that the technology may come to full out usage by all members of the I.R.E.G.S. The infrastructural, and militaristic, applications of this technology will be determined during developments.

    Action Two: joint I.R.E.G.S R&D into mole drill technology
     
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    1. Invest in Healthcare
    2. Invest in Production
     
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    Excerpt from The World In Miniature

    With the long-feared “Red Cold War” in Africa turning hot at last, it is perhaps of interest to highlight the nature of the two players, especially with the strong likelihood one of them will be exiting the world stage in the following years.

    The Marxist Democratic Republic of the Kongo

    What’s in a name? When the Marxist forces seized control of the Congo region, they immediately adopted the “K” to claim the mantle of the old indigenous state that predated European rule and capitalism.

    The Kongolese regime originally saw its southern neighbors as allies in a global workers’ revolution. But, ever the leftists, they invariably began to split on how to best accomplish these goals. The Kongolese spoke to the greatness Stalin brought peasant Russia, and insisted the long-term benefits of centralization and capital accumulation justified any short-term consequences. To the Kongolese Communist Party, to die in the process of establishing communism – whether on the battlefield or in the streets as the economy shifted – was the ultimate noble sacrifice. That is, of course, assuming one’s death was not a direct result of being counterrevolutionary.

    In practice, the Kongolese argument saw mixed results. While its overall economy was larger than Angola’s, it also had a larger population that effectively cancelled out its gains. In addition, it scored lower than Angola in terms of its education, healthcare quality (if only slightly), and adequacy of security forces. Only the Kongolese leisure industries could humble the Angolans, though this just fed into critiques of “bread and circuses” socialism. Nonetheless, Kongolese politics are concerned cleaner than Angolan, and surely enough, the most recent analyses indicate that prior to the recent Congo War, Kongo was poised to have both faster economic and population growth.

    While the former Angola cites Kongolese attempts to undermine its security via covert operations as the reason for the sudden offensive, others think this is a case of power transition theory: Kongo was poised to begin overtaking Angola, and so the Angolans took the opportunity to change the game.

    The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (formerly Angola People’s Republic)

    The Kongolese state all too often demeans the Angolans – now the Soviets – as “Trots” and other such polite terms. This seems reductive however, as an analysis of the politics of the new Soviet Union suggest that they are nothing if not pragmatic. It is in this regard that rather than commit themselves explicitly to any branch of communism, they insist they take on the style of Lenin, providing for a guided revolution that can take many paths.

    The political system is seen as mildly corrupt, with a nomenklatura able to arrange special deals here or there, but the Soviet Union’s political framework is typically ranged average in terms of corruption levels. The one party state, while outwardly an autocracy, actually has a surprising amount of room for advancement, no doubt helped by the various term limits that cap most offices at a decade or less of service. All analyses suggest the losers of power struggles seldom see punishment beyond early retirement in a townhome or similarly comfortable housing; punishment only seems to come if they begin actively dissenting against the regime.

    It is in economics where Lenin’s legacy of the New Economic Policy is replicated and, in the eyes of Luanda, improved upon. The state keeps a tighter grip on economics than Lenin did, but still allows a good level of private enterprise, albeit tightly regulated to prevent exploitation. The state participates in socializing many enterprises, though often will delegate these to lower levels, such as utilities. Foreign investment is encouraged, though subject to various restrictions to prevent undermining the Union’s autonomy.

    “The unfortunate reality of an anti-capitalist revolution,” one official said on condition of anonymity, “… is that we still live in a capitalist world. Comrade Lenin was surrounded by dogmatists who believed in the inevitability of revolution if they just adhered to this or that ideological hardline. He understood reality does not work that way. That’s why he signed Brest-Litovsk, that’s why he implemented the New Economic Policy. Communism is no more inevitable than democracy; it is something to be persistently, actively fought for, in the context of political realities. And true to Lenin’s own behavior, Angola does not seek to replicate his work… it seeks to build upon it.”

    The Soviet Union has abolished capital punishment, which has led to many awkward moments where it is on the same side as the Papal States. Political scientists gather that there is certainly an extensive surveillance state that engages in targeted harassment and can readily infiltrate and dissolve sources of dissent, but there does not seem to be any evidence of mass disappearances or extrajudicial executions; in fact, many Soviet police are unarmed. The corrupt mechanics of party politics and censorship, however, lead to the Union’s classification as a consolidated autocracy: it is just a very well-performing one with regularly-rotating leaders.

    The Top 10 Quality of Life Scores

    (Assessed by dividing each nation’s per capita investment in the four categories to the top score in that category, multiplying each result by 0.25, then adding them all together)

    1. Poland – 0.89
    2. The High Kingdom – 0.88
    3. The Crusaders – 0.86
    4. Sicily – 0.84
    5. The United Uruk Clans – 0.82
    6 and 7. Ethiopia / Vandread Empire – 0.81
    8. Oz – 0.80
    9. India – 0.79
    10. FRCN – 0.77

    Analysts note that democracies make up the top two scores, and 6 of the 10 overall.
     
  16. LordArgon

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    • Build a network of satellites to provide internet to the world, at a price of course. The Van Net will usher in a return of civilization and to the entire world, and will be the first step in funding the first manned moon base.
    • Increase funding and recruitment for the Empires security forces. Recent lapses have been most disappointing.
    Unit Orders:
    • Army from the Canadian territories to New York.
    • Army from occupied Minnesota to Canadian territories.
    • Army from Wisconsin to Minnesota.
    • Army from Michigan to Indiana.
    • New Air wing in Indiana and move it to Michigan.
     
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    Orders locked. India given an automated roll in accordance with economic expansion behavior: build City in Bangladesh.
     
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    FRCN

    Action 1. Offer client status and 3 EP (+2 relations) to Okinawa, noting the aggression of Japan, Korea and China. 11 (17).

    Okinawa’s President could not agree more at the possible threat posed by its three autocratic neighbors, and she quickly convinces most of the legislature to grant extensive privileges to the FRCN in exchange for its protection.

    (Okinawa becomes FRCN client, +9 EP)

    Action 2. Research floating cities and aquaculture to resolve land shortages. 5 (6).

    The research proves fairly fruitless and a waste of funding, for now.

    (-4 EP, -7 Education)

    Vandread Empire

    Action 1. Build a global network of satellites capable of providing internet service to the whole world – the Van Net. 2 (3).

    It’s a good thing the Empire has such tight press censorship, as it’s able to quickly cover up all the raining space debris from hastily-built satellites falling back to Earth.

    (-4 EP, -14 Education)

    Action 2. Increasing funding and recruitment for the Empire’s security forces. 7 (10).

    Despite increased efforts, there is no noticeable improvement to the Empire’s security capabilities.

    UUC

    Action 1. Form the Free Realms Alliance with all allies, defense pacts, and clients. It is a full alliance allowing a call to arms if the cause is just. Led by a War Council that declares public war by ¾ vote. War will be committed to the Geneva principles. All members will have military access and also cooperate on security and covert operations.

    The FRA will be open only to democracies, and set goals for increased workplace democracy, increased political democracy, open borders, fair trade, anti-corruption, promotion of the arts, and improved human rights.

    13 (14). The Clans are able to sign the body into existence with a fair number of its guarantees, and it goes to the UUC’s sphere of influence for up or down votes. (+4 EP)

    Rhenish Republic – 16 (20). The Rhenish sign on and immediately join the IREGS. +2% EP.
    Iberia – 20 (20). Iberia gives its full support. +2% EP.
    Saxony-Brandenburg – 6 (8). Saxony does not think it should be party to a project that seeks to spread particular forms of economics or government.
    Quebec – 1 (3)
    Baltic League – 14 (20). The Baltic League joins IREGS and ICRAS. +2% EP.
    Cretan Empire – 13 (20). Crete gives its full support. +2% EP.

    The offer also goes out to other democracies: the Zapatistas, the Democratic Federation of Southwest Asia, Liberia, South Africa, Colombia, and the Amazon.

    Zapatistas - The Zapatistas politely decline for the time being, on the basis they do not wish to see any possible conflict of interest with their existing allies in the FRCN. The Zapatistas express interest in the FRA's ideals, but will wait until the FRCN weighs in on the matter before formally applying for admission.

    DFSA - 17 (17). The DFSA is understandably fearful of possible aggression from its various neighbors; peace in the Middle East will come from cooperation with other democracies. +1% EP. The DFSA joins ICRAS and IREGS.
    Liberia - 7 (10). Liberia politely declines.
    South Africa - 12 (14). Being on the doorstep of a massive autocratic war, South Africa could not be any more in favor of the FRA's plan for the world, and joins. +1% EP. South Africa joins IREGS.
    Colombia - 6 (8). Colombia is not interested at this time.
    The Amazon - 5 (5). The Amazon is sympathetic to many of the FRA's goals, but is concerned about the possibility of the FRA becoming an imperial enterprise for the Clans.

    Action 2. Lead an IREGS R&D project into mole drill vehicles to provide for mining and infrastructure. 19 (20).

    Many said it was madness. And it was.

    But madness sometimes pays dividends. IREGS’ mole program rapidly develops, and the economic and educational value of the machines will surely raise the diplomatic profile of all IREGS members going forward.

    (IREGS’ perk changes to 5% boost to Education investments instead of 2%, all IREGS members get +0.1% to EP growth)

    High Kingdom

    Action 1. Invest in Healthcare. 14 (16).

    The effort is a huge success.

    (+30 Health)

    Action 2. Invest in Production. 16 (18)

    The Kingdom’s economy roars, soon rivalling India in size once more.

    (+20 EP)

    India

    Action 1. AUTOMATED. Build a City in Bangladesh. 11 (12)

    India’s roaring economy is bolstered with a new center of commerce!

    Other Powers

    Crusaders. Build a Supply Center in Basra. 18 (20).

    (+1 Supply Center, +5% Security)

    Oz. Build a new City in Melbourne. 3 (5)

    (-1 Urbanization, -1% EP)

    Saxony-Brandenburg. Build a new Supply Center. 7 (5)

    (-2% Security)

    Uganda. Full alliance with Ethiopia. 18 (20)

    +5% Securtity
     
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    Tani Coyote Son of Huehuecoyotl

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    Baltic War



    The UUC-led force launches one of the most impressive invasions in history, occupying the whole Polish coast. After 8 years, the Baltic Republics are liberated from Polish occupation.

    President Karmazyn is not intimidated: the UUC had overwhelming firepower on the coastline due to their fleets, but moving inland will be much more difficult. He gives a speech condemning the UCC and its “Free Realms” for condemning countless people to death and despair rather than simply agreeing to a referendum on the Baltics’ status.

    “Now we are being partitioned by foreign powers, just as in the past. It’s a good thing there is no Russia, or I’d be concerned the ‘free’ realms would invite them to the dinner table as well.”

    Arabian War

    The triple invasion occupies every territory besides Bahrain without firing a shot. Only India's decision to bar Ethiopian fleets from the Arabian Sea - and thus the Gulf - saves the Islamic Federation from complete occupation.

    Guangdong War

    Korea sails into Hainan largely unopposed. Guangdong’s socialist republic is officially defunct.

    Annexation Rolls – Hainan 19, Gaungdong proper – 2.

    The Congo War



    The Soviets (nee Angolans) shifts gears and launches an assault on Zimbabwe after the Northern Front against Kongo hits a brief stalemate.

    Back north, the USSR nonetheless orders two high casualty charges for the sake of ending the war quickly, promising considerable honors and Communist Party membership to all survivors.

    The resultant battles are quite destructive (1 Pop, 1.5% of the Kongo’s remaining population), but more or less guarantee Soviet victory by knocking out another Kongolese supply center.

    Soviets: -21 Security
    Kongo: -1 Population, -2 EP

    Due to the high rate of crossfire, the Soviets now have +1 to all assimilation rolls in the Kongo.

    Darfur War

    The Emperor of Ethiopia declares that the disorder plaguing Darfur's decentralized system must come to an end, for the benefit of Darfur, Ethiopia, and all Africa. Ethiopia conquers Darfur with minimal bloodshed, being able to bomb the confederation’s armed forces into submission with its 4 supporting air wings.

    Annexation roll: 1.

    Darfur becomes the first state to cease to exist in the post-Cataclysmic order.

    (-2 Urbanization)
     
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    Ailedhoo wonderer

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    The UUC is pleased.

    Pleased with the success of forging the FRA and the great potential the initiative will provide the world.

    Pleased with success with the mole drill technology and the increased prestige for IREGS.

    Pleased with the tides in the Baltic: the Uruk Warchief Bula Paflok ro Miot advises the Polish President Karmazyn to surrender as we are in a position to hold the north. At any rate we are pleased that the Baltic League is fully liberated from occupation. Our hope is that the war will come to a end so we can set our forces out of Poland: our intent remains to ensure Poland does not end up threatening the Baltic League again and that the whole region become stable. If fighting must continue: the glory will be for the League, the Clans and their allies.

    Peace and prosperity is what will ensure maximum amount of being pleased.
     
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