Discussion in 'Imperium OffTopicum' started by Sonereal, May 13, 2014.
orders will arrive posthaste
No expansion, military on defence, and no war this turn for Deseret. As to orders, are costs what are listed under say public/private sector on the stats sheet, or are they on a separate sheet?
Under public/private sector on the Costs sheet.
Sell 17 factories to Fablok. 55 spendable now. Spend 42 on 7 public and 7 private factories. Bank 13.
Use the 5 armies and 3 paramilitaries to crush any uprisings.
Use espionage to increase stability.
Change all tariffs (what Fablok will pay to build in other countries) to 1, and licenses to 2 for everyone.
Change national traits so that Infra cost is +3, and public/private factory cost is 1 each. Change army cost -5, air force cost +3, and navy cost +3.
I would like to note to all corporations that it is by far cheapest to build factories in Poland, and they will not be nationalized whatsoever.
Canada will not engage in war or expansion either.
Use the Canadian Royal Mounties to help the people of Canada and try to keep the peace however.
Still not sure exactly what to do to gain armies and such as a rebel group. But no attacks for this round, still gathering strength.
Expansion/War Declarations Locked.
Full lock tomorrow.
Bank all EP.
Focus on staying hidden and not attracting any attention.
The Jung Dynasty is outraged at the murder & mutilation of our citizens, even though they had sadly fallen under the sway of the CPC in life; rest assured, an investigation will be carried out, and the true culprits of these crimes will be found and duly punished. Politics will not get in the way of justice.
In other news, the Emperor has recently approved several laws designed to make the Jung Dynasty even more welcoming to business than it already is; the laws should come into effect in only <however long one turn is supposed to be in-game>.
6 German Factories
The President of the Senate along with the members of the Senate and Assembly of Representatives will be carefully reviewing the situation in Poland in the coming months to best determine a course of action. While we are deeply sorry to hear about the recent loss of life in the Polish Republic, we cannot issue a statement regarding our stance toward the issue until better information becomes available.
Flaming Fists devoting all IP this round on armies and army tech
POLISH CIVIL WAR
GERMAN TROOPS MOVE INTO POLAND, COUNTRY SLIDES INTO CIVIL WAR. Piast, Greater Republic of Poland. Sixty-thousand are dead as of the end of 1924 following widespread civil violence. The inciting incident was the entry of German forces into Poland. A secret arrangement between the Vanguard Polish government and the German government led to the approval of using German forces to suppress future riots and revolutionary forces after the 1923 Riots showed the unreliability of government forces.
Rumors of German intention spread quickly, and soon paramilitaries connected to the Phoenix and Hellfire Parties were in the streets. In dozens of cities in the east of the Greater Republic of Poland, the Phoenix and Hellfire paramilitaries marched on city arsenals, challenging the Republican forces garrisoned to either fire on the marchers, flee, or join. In several cities, republican troops joined the paramilitaries and helped the Phoenix-Hellfire forces distribute arms and weapons to armed citizen militias against the republican government.
In Minsk, however, the garrison resisted the paramilitaries and armed militias for four days before being driven out of the city by an allied armored unit from Kiev which had changed sides to fight on the side of the rebellion.
The conflicted soon escalated. The Vanguard Party, Republican Loyalists, and German troops launched a counterattack against a rebel buildup in Bialystock that ended in hundreds of casualties, and with the area continuing to be contested throughout the autumn. By the end of October, both sides, unable to dislodge the other for the time being, dug in for the winter along a very porous front. In the rebel-held territories, there is a strong peace between the two leading factions, despite their ideological differences and relative power within the region. The Hellfire Party, holding little strains of Polish Nationalist thought, has found itself popular in Belarus and the Ukraine.
A hundred Germans have died since the Germans began combat operations in Poland, leading to several politicians to blast the Kaiserlichepartei and its reckless use of force to shape events in Poland. Small protests have erupted in universities across the Germanic Empire calling for an end of combat operations in Poland. The civil war in Poland overshadowed the national celebrations scheduled for the Kaiser’s birthday.
In Poland, Robert Piast’s government is facing pressure on all sides to call for early elections. Of the 29,000 military casualties through 1924, 19,000 of those were suffered by the Polish Republican Army, with an additional 2,700 casualties estimated to have struck the Vanguard paramilitaries. On the other side, the Hellfire paramilitaries bore the blunt of targeted counterattacks with the Phoenix paramilitaries somehow managing to avoid heavy fighting through 1924. Phoenix and Hellfire politicians that haven’t already fled the capital for safety have called for elections.
Most ominously of all, unrest has struck Prague as local Czech politicians called for a general strike and for a referendum on Czech independence.
The Neo-Brazilian Empire denounces this violence. We call for a talk with all sides to create a lasting peace. The President himself is willing to mediate.
-Foreign Secretary Jorge de Ramirez
nevermind, will do diplomacy when I get a chance to organize my thoughts.
THE WORLD NEWS
1924 STREET FIGHTING CLAIMS 6,000 LIVES. Shanghai, Jung Dynasty. A rumor spread around China that the CPC murders may have been an inside job, but Pang Hong managed to dissuade the party supporters of the notion. Throughout the spring, a tit-for-tat response to the Vanguard of Heaven’s alleged involvement in the murders led to open brawls and gunfire in streets across the country. Both sides accuse the other in escalating the conflict. Zhuo Hsiu Mei of the Vanguard of Heaven has repeated to media outlets that the CPC murders were an inside job, and that it served its purpose to escalate attacks on the Vanguard of Heaven.
COMMUNIST PARTY OF DANUBE NEAR ERADICATION. Vienna, Danube Reich. Stability in the Danube Reich slid in an unfavorable direction throughout 1924 because of the farreaching actions of the Christian Social Party and the Reich government. The actions of the Christian Social Party has led to widespread condemnation by parties in Italy and Germany, and the Christian Social Party’s use of the courts and the police has all but destroyed the Communist Party of Danube.
Despite the governmental ban on emigration for Jews and Slavs in the country, many have found ways to escape the bloodshed within the country and are using their political and financial connections in Italy and Germany to push for military action against the Danube Reich. With elections in Italy and Germany approaching, the support of the Judeo-Slavic Alliance may prove decisive. Especially in Germany where the scandal of German involvement in Poland without consulting the Diet is leading to a growing chorus of angry voices against the ruling party.
Every average Austrians are finding fault in the action of the government, with the usually docile Democratic Party of Danube issuing harsh statements about Danube’s mishandling of the economy and radical racial policies which threaten to “bring the country back to 1918”. The Christian Social Party’s attempt to use the same legal moves to destroy the DPD failed thanks to support for the DPD in various parts of the government.
IRA DEMANDS BRITISH WITHDRAWAL. Dublin, British Union. Ardghal Ciarán Milligan, leader of the Irish Resistance Army, declared the IRA will not end operations until all British forces have withdrawn from Ireland. Sarah Eynstone, leader of the Fundamentalist strain of Norsefire ideology, blasted the IRA in parliament, declaring that all the woes befalling the Union in Ireland is the result of a Catholic conspiracy led by the Pope.
REFUGEES FLOODING KRAKOW. Krakow, Free City of Krakow. The civil war in Poland has dislocated tens of thousands of people and forced many to seek shelter abroad. Krakow, being in the heart of the Greater Poland, is a magnet for much of this refugee movement, with significant numbers of Polish citizens fleeing to the German, Italian, and Bulgarian borders as well. The wave of refugees has placed a strain on the city’s resources, and the various political parties of Krakow have differing views as to how to respond to the crisis.
THE GERMAN MIRACLE. Berlin, Holy Germanic Empire. A low tax rate and cheap costs enticed several foreign corporations to enter the German market in 1924. The flurry of factory building in Germany is already showing signs of changing the economic and social landscape of Germany. Deutsche Reichsbahn is now tied with the German government as the largest employer in the country, and largest private employer overall. However, foreign companies entering the market have chipped away at the employment makeup, with half of the German labor force being employed by foreign corporations, the largest of which is Corona, a company based in Egypt.
However, the economic boom looks nearly over. The price to expand into Germany has tripled since the beginning of 1924, and companies are now looking overseas for opportunity, such as in China.
In a surprising twist of fate however, the company that reported the highest revenue in 1924 wasn’t a company exploiting the German market, but a British company exploiting the Canadian market. Teladi Bank has emerged as one of the world’s most powerful company, hosting the largest revenue account and second largest cash reserve in the world.
CANADIAN ROYAL MOUNTIES UNCOVER INTERNATIONAL CRIME SYNDICATE. Toronto, United Kingdom of Canada and Quebec. In a surprising bit of good news for the government, the Canadian Royal Mounties executed a perfect raid on the countryside compound of an American businessman suspected of ties with Canada’s own Norsefire party. The leadership of Norsefire have repeatedly rejected the accusations. Right now, two dozen men of various citizenship (American, Canadian, British) are being held by Canadian authorities under charges of conspiracy and attempt to commit conspiracy while investigators root through documents discovered on the compound.
JAPAN ON VERGE OF COLLAPSE. Tokyo, Empire of Japan. The shadowy, poorly understood empire is showing that it can no longer handle the strain of its incompetent and passive leadership, leaving plenty of room for aspiring international organizations to fill the void that exists in Japan.
Nothing of Note.
Expansion is performed with armies, as per usual.
The amount of money you are able to spend this turn is your SPENDABLE. The money in your savings account is already rolled into this.
The Costs Sheet
The Costs Sheet lists how much it costs that country to build stuff. Corporations seeking to build factories in countries should note the Private Factory cost listed.
When building factories overseas, domestic corporations should take into account the Tariffs and License Fees. A tariff is the cost imposed by the country you're headquartered to build a factory overseas. A license fee is the cost imposed by an overseas government for you to build a factory in their country.
Orders due TUESDAY.
Country Name (Spendable IP)
Spending Item (example: 40 IP to buy 8 Factories for 5 IP each)
Bank X number of IP (not "rest into bank")
Expansion Rule Changes
Stability now changes how many provinces you can claim a turn.
Collapsing governments can claim only one province a turn per army.
Fragile: Two provinces per turn per army.
Precarious: Three provinces per turn per army.
Guarded: Four provinces per turn per army.
Stable: Five provinces per turn per army.
Strong: Six provinces per turn per army.
Separate names with a comma.