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The Order of the Imperial Shadow

Discussion in 'Civ3 - Demo Game V: Citizens' started by Provolution, Jul 23, 2004.

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  1. Provolution

    Provolution Sage of Quatronia

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    The Order of the Imperial Shadow

    This order will aggressively seek Japanese strategic supremacy in the world, in the best tradition of the Meiji Restoration 1867 and the Japanese quest for creating a greater co-prosperity sphere. Wisdom and prudent judgement on strategy will prevail over short term profit and budo principles. The overarching ambition and objective will remain the same, is to make Japan the premier strategic powerhouse in the world. The more power to the Japanese Empire, the more power to the nobility and the members of the Japanese State. The Order of the Imperial Shadow seeks to expand the elites powers in order to ascertain the historicfal mission of Japanese domination.

    Everything is subject to the interest of the Japanese State, in the national interest, lives will be sacrificed, luxuries omitted and individuals put to the ultimate test. Cohesion of the Japanese Empire, its long term expansion through perseverance, patience and a strong sense of audacity will call for leaders, men and women alike, to take the necessary risks in order to make Japan, the land of the rising sun, get a place in the sun, and even become one, among the various political satellites we will encounter in our march.

    Japan has no reservations on making other civilizations servants of our longer
    term aspirations, and through our delicate politcal machineries and social engineering of our neighbours, reshape the world in the Japanese image.
    In order to reach this vision of total Japanese domination, either military or diplomatic, we need to establish a core council aggressively and persistently
    advocating this coherent thought to the Japanese leadership.

    The Program of the Order of the Shadow has three primary objectives and
    ten directives that is instrumental to reach these objectives. In the idea of secret societies like Illuminati, we purse a Master Plan lasting a full 6000 years.

    Objectives

    1. Japan shall be self sufficient on strategic military industrial resources and force strategic rivals into submission by the end of Japans Ancient time.

    2. Japan shall through the Medieval and Renaissance period dominate the continent in which Japan is located.

    3. Through the Industrial and Modern period, Japan shall achieve the creation of a greater co-properity sphere with national control over strategic resources and assure the spread of the Japanese destiny in the spirit of Nihonjinron, the Japanese people and finally the Japanese nobility.

    10 Directives for Japanese Supremacy

    1. Strategic resources is the core of Japans national interest and should be prioritized over city building and luxuries for the common good.

    2. Japans Religious and Militaristic tradition calls for a pro evolutionary movement, hence "Provolution", in order to ensure by sudden strategic revolution of government type followed by forceful evolutions of new state forms and bold strategic policies that Japan is firmly for Pro Evolution.

    3, Japans military doctrine will be only to fight wars in which we have a defined outcome that is tangibly meeting Japans strategic interests.
    Japan will never fight wars unless there is a strategically defined outcome.

    4. Any government structure of Japan should reflect Japanese uniqueness, in Japanese the discussion of Nihonjinron, and firmly relate to Japans advantages in the martial and religious field. Science development and military campaigns should be subject to a grander vision of optimizing the full potential of the Japanese rationale for sudden and forceful expansion.

    5. Gubernatorial powers are subject to the historical mission of Japan, and would primarily be the military governor of Japan, everytging for the Nobunaga Shoguns through Douglas MacArthur are in this tradition. The prodcution in Japanese cities will be based on these Japanese comparative advantages in mind. Commerce, Japanese budo as well as culture are all subject to Nihonjinron, and there to serve the realization of Nihonjinron.

    6. Japan, as an uniquely insular culture regardless of location, should aggressively seek to dominate the seaways in order to ascertain control of the coveted strategic resoources, luxuries are considered appropriate if discovered en route to these strategic resources.

    7. The Order of the Imperial Shadow seeks the establishment of an Imperial High command, in order to extend the necessary Japanese martial influence on future satellites of the Imperial Japan through military mastery of the four elements. The Defense Minister should be responsible and command the Japanese High Command, or Imperial Command, comprising of Supreme General, Supreme Admiral and Supreme Samurai of the Imperial Guard.

    8. The Japanese culture should pursue domination of the four elements critical to Japanese strategic dominance, namely wisdom and the strengthening of the Japanese naval and military traditions. This will impact culture, both in terms of culture (temples and education) as well as wonders (Lighthouse, Magellan, Sun Tzu and the Great Wall).

    9. Japan should turn every new civilization into a future satellite by the means of the word, the plant and the sword in this natural order. First line of defense is diplomacy, then, we will press territorial issues and finally, when these does not work, we decide to attack at our time and choosing.
    We always choose our wars, otherwise we make small concessions.

    10. Japan will prevail through professional excellence and operational strength, political snakes threatening the application of Japanese uniqueness have no future or place in Nihonjinron and will be shunned.

    Finally The rder of the Imperial shadow need Council of Schichi ni no Samurai, which with diverse talents should found, develop, and promulgate this grand and sensible vision into firm action. sociologists found that seven strong individuals is the best base for an optimal project organization.

    Therefore, in addition to the undersigned, the Order calls for six commited noblemen and women of exceptional prowess and quality to fill the remaining ranks of our order. It is critical to state that the Order is not a political instrument , party or combine designated on degrading the ideals of the Demo-game, but that each member is allowed and privileged to vote by their own convictions. This, however, does not disalllwo agreement of the individual members.

    Elder of the Order
    Provolution

    Other samurai seats.
    The Order calls for

    Gunma-kakarino mono
    Charge d'affaires military questions

    Ume no fune no kakarino mono
    Charge d'affaires naval expansion questions

    shakai kangaeru no kakari no mono
    Charge d'affaires political change/revolution questions

    Gaikoku no kotoro de kakari no mono
    Charge d'affaires foreign questions

    Keezai to Keiei no kotoro no kakarino mono
    Charge d'affaires Economy and management questions

    FILLED Nodoldan
    Longest serving Provincial Governor with a full 10 terms , in three provinces over three separate games and the premier expert on running city economy build queues and fully capable on counsel in economic and management affairs. I would vote for this man, regardless of office.

    Kagemusha to Kempeitai no kakarino mono
    Charge d'affaires Conspiracy and Secret Police Questions

    Coinich, ideologically firm, politically pure and a capable Intelligence Czar on matters of internal and external national security. New to this arena, but well versed in other arenas relevant to this job.

    These positions will be filled after review of the candidates, CIV players are generally bright people, sio I think we should fill these chairs with ideologically suitable people. Moderator Action: For RPG-play only, not for the in-game elections

    Yours
    Provolution

    NIHON SHORAI, BANZAI

    Moderator Action: I've asked you politely if this was a Political party and to edit or delete the parts which make it a political party. Instead you've editted my PM in your posts.
     
  2. Noldodan

    Noldodan 2 years of waiting...

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    Elder Provolution, I wish to apply for the position of Keezai to Keiei no kotoro no kakarino mono (Charge d'affaires Economy and management questions) in The Order of the Imperial Shadow.
     
  3. Provolution

    Provolution Sage of Quatronia

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    Noldodan,

    Your position is granted, and it is an honor and privilege to share the table with such a prominent statesman, historical leader and forceful administrator as yourselves.
    In knowledge you serve Nihonjinorn, aka uniquness (read the google discussion on Nihonjinron), we will see mamy trials and battles ahead for a final realization of the Japanese power of the Known World. At least this doctrine is conistent with teh advantages of the Japanese civilzation, so we fight a worthy cause.

    Participation in this order also excludes us from rivalling political platforms. Moderator Action: There are no rival political platforms as party politics isn't allowed in the demogame

    I hope to find samurais of the same calibre and relevance as you for the remaining positions and then we can truly make Japan great.

    Noldodan is hereby granted the noble title

    Keezai to Keiei no kotoro no kakarino mono (Charge d'affaires Economy and management questions) in The Order of the Imperial Shadow

    Yours
    Provolution
     
  4. Coinich

    Coinich Party Chairman

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    Elder Provolution,

    I am but a humble citizen of the empire, (read as: first time in Demo game :) ), yet I wish to serve in "The Order".

    If "The Order" should find me worthy, I would respectfully submit my name to serve in either of the positions listed below:

    1. Kagemusha to Kempeitai no kakarino mono (the Charge d'affaires Conspiracy and Secret Police Questions) or,

    2. Ume no fune no kakarino mono (the Charge d'affaires naval expansion questions)

    Arigato, :hatsoff:

    Coinich, (a humble - yet ideological - citizen of the empire.)
     
  5. Provolution

    Provolution Sage of Quatronia

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    Honored Coinich-Sama

    Given my very limited knowledge of your candidacy and the interest in two positions, with the emphasis on your ideological purity to Nihonjinron, and that your spirit has not been soiled by the posionous influence of high politics and bureaucracy, and with the conscience of serving the interests of the order, I will be happy to incur you the title

    1. Kagemusha to Kempeitai no kakarino mono (the Charge d'affaires Conspiracy and Secret Police Questions), which was your first choice.

    Where Nodoldan was the optimal and clear cut candidate for his position, I think you will find this position highly rewarding with your zeal and neutral background.
    In light, or rather should we say shadow of this office of deception, manipulation, conspiracy and outright ruthlessness, of course only in the minimal appropriate dosage in order to effectively serve the national interest at the behest of the Order, I see you fit with being a Man without a Past, in the best of the Kurosawa storytelling tradition.

    This also means that you will receive a classified email with your instructions for the CIV-DEMO, due to the nature of the position. In historical restrospect, this role is comparable to what the Ninja and other intelligence factions did in order to serve the darker operational strength of the Japanese nobility.

    Remember, enemies of Nihonjinron may be found internally and externally (we contribute to the roleplay through acting our roles within this Order mirrored on offices and the actual implementation on selected policies for the campaign.), so we vest in you a great deal of power, responsibility and aura of fear.

    I am privileged and honored to serve the Order by the same table as you

    Yours
    Provolution
     
  6. Rik Meleet

    Rik Meleet Top predator Retired Moderator

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    Uhmm - I hope this is meant as a RPG-play and not as a Political Group? Political groups are not what we desire.
     
  7. Provolution

    Provolution Sage of Quatronia

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    Rik

    This is primarily roleplay in the game, here relevant to Japan, being a non-Japanese myselves, I see the need to make a policy platform immersed into the civ-unique features of the Japanese, military religious, as much as the other ones.
    Again, this Civ-specific manifesto is set up to make the demo simulation of CIV more interesting, in the knowledge that we seek to deliver qualified and sound judgement on this sims long and short term policy issues. This is firmly in line with the rules of the three books I have read, and fully in line with the historicity of the previous sims.

    Yet, one of the first rights in a democratic society, is the right to organize, and so we do, as other factions do, be they populist, militarist, commercialist or imperialist.
    CIV is a power game, and this Order seeks to direct this power for max impact.

    I hope this clarified and eased your concerns. Besides, I hope you join yourselves, a man with your background would make an excellent Minister of Defense.

    Furthermore, with the risk environment set on ravaging barbarians, Monarch level, large world with random terrain fixtures. I think our game-ideology is very relevant.
    Luxuries is hardly the issue in such a risk betrodden world.

    IRL, I belong to another platform :)

    Yours
    Provolution
     
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    Provolution Sage of Quatronia

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    please let me knoe what you think... :)
     
  9. blackheart

    blackheart unenlightened

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    Revered Elder Provolution, I wish to join "The Order." I am a fairly uninfluenced (new), optimistic, and progressive citizen. I request postion as Gaikoku no kotoro de kakari no mono for a primary choice, and shakai kangaeru no kakari no mono as a secondary choice. I believe I can help further the glory and strength of our empire.

    For the empire!
    - Blackheart
     
  10. Provolution

    Provolution Sage of Quatronia

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    Honored Blackheart

    I respect highly your integrity and audacity in aligning yourselves with such a non-mainstream amd controversial faction. I am privileged to serve with you as Gaikoku no kotoro de kakari no mono, effectively

    Gaikoku no kotoro de kakari no mono
    Charge d'affaires foreign questions

    I am confident that your transnational talent will prevail, and that populist factions will , sooner or later respect us, our professional attitude and institutional respect will demonstrate that a true democracy does not thrive on bland survival alone, political correctness and in general turning the cape by the wind in order to win key offices for the short fix, including the sensation of immediate respect.

    The Order of the Imperial Shadow is solemnly following the vision of Japanese success. How can we focus on luxuries and accommodating every single individual when we are facing ultimate death of ravaging barbarians. This is not a George Bush solution BC, but a realist alternative to all the plagiarist versions of Jeremy Benthams "Greater Happinness for a Greater Number", which is nothing but a blind resitation of the dangers to the lures of democracy. 4000 BC can never be run like a Swiss Canton 2004. However, I understand , very well, that political adversaries aggressively seek our unjust defamation through cheap arguments of the opinion of the people.

    In fact, what is the "people" in this Civ Demo, I just saw less than 50 people signing up. Do you honestly believe that these represents the digital farmers and proletariat of CIV3, hardly. If they have a viable alternative to our hitherto unjust defamation of a grand design thoroughly and consistent to democratic objectives, I will bow.

    I would like to state that the untrue mythology, a rumour sought spread by unholy, and in particular non-Japanese sources, has aggressively sought to undermine our pragmatic and result oriented policy vision with small innuendos, will be considered as a disturbance im our intial strategy to survive the barbarians.

    The Order of the Imperial Shadow, will, if left impoverished thanks to less visionary, yet more politically correct sources and a blatantly disinterested electorate, still develop a firm and agreeable strategy that will make Japan greater.

    I consider it healthy, that we have both good old players in our ranks, as well as new talented people like Blackheart in order to instigate successful implementation of Japanese policies . In fact, we will surrender issues to the politically correct when they gain majority, with the intention to demonstrate in aftermath that we were right.

    I will not delve into my background too deeply, but I am a professional with a master degree in international trade and national security from a US military institution stumbling into this game by chance. I have been meet by optimistic inclusion and scorn since I joined these peipheral sides. I am by no means a "perfect" Demo-Civ member.

    In fact, throughout human history, Mankind has faced darkness in various forms. I am sorry, regardless of my personal respect for Michael Moore and the vision of this game, I cannot be the mainstream appeasement. A military degree and professional background does not dictate that I will be the perfect middleground.

    So , Blackheart, I am glad you evaded the lures of extreme populism, todays downfall of many civilizations. I would rather have three persons of your character supporting this viable cause, than a million populists giving lip service.

    So, I consider it a privilege to honor you with the title Gaikoku no kotoro de kakari no mono, Charge d'affaires foreign questions and to be seated with such a vital and respectable character in the national interest. Given a good organization, and a promising game, I may consider the sponsoring of a lunch to the Order Board.
    Besides, I won IRL intelligence wars.

    Yours
    Provolution
     
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