Yellow - Spain Red - United Arabian States Blue - Japan Green - Scandinavia Brown - America Grey - Carthage Pink - Babylon Paradise Lost follows the story of the 1987 C.E. invasion of the United Arabian States by Spanish Communistos. The Arabians, at the time, possessed a massive empire, with very little military to speak of. The Spanish were stuck in the southeastern island of Humillar (literally, 'humbling'), and had been building their contempt for the prosperous, happy, and peaceful UAS for years. With the recent instatement of a banished Arabian senator as Comrade-Chairman, the Spaniards had been mobilizing their military, biding their time for a surprise assault on their unsuspecting prey. ____________________ January 1st, 1987 Mecca, UAS Arabian POV Woke up at 11:30 this morning to a hangover, an empty bed and a note on the door. "Call me!", it read. That made me laugh. I can't even remember the name of the woman I went to bed with last night. Let alone her phone number. Ah well. Called in sick to work (can you freaking believe that a college bookstore is open on New Year's Day? I mean, anybody that would be buying books at a college bookstore today has either not gone to bed yet, is sleeping, or has a massive hangover. Either way, they won't be taking advantage of the discount price on The Advanced Algorithms of Pseudo-Calculus. Pity. Popped some Tylenol, chugged some OJ, and sat down in front of the TV. And you wouldn't imagine what I saw. ____________________ January 1st, 1987 Madrid, Spain Spanish POV "Today, the glorious nation of Spain shall finally take back the lands that have been rightfully ours for millenia. The filthy Arabian barbarians have held these lands, enjoying their infinite splendor and wonder. The Arabian States have held these lands, enjoying their wealth and bountifulness. The UAS has kept these lands, growing fat in luxury, while we, the righteous Spanish people, have struggled to survive, starving in endless famine as these, these atrocious rodents play petty diplomatic games in our land, in the land that our people claimed for us, thousands of years ago! Now is the time to reclaim the few possessions we once had! NOW IS THE TIME... FOR CHANGE!" And with that, the Chairman-Comrade had set in motion a chain of events that would alter the course of history.