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by Corindia
Sun Aug 23, 2020 6:08 pm
 
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CORINDI ELECTIONS 2020

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Marcel Paquet Wins Presidency: Despite previously slightly trailing the Corindi Progressive Party in polls gauging voters' choices in the elections which will determine the President and Senators of Corindia until 2025, Marcel Paquet and the Corindi Worker's party have continued their meteoric rise to the forefront of Corindi politics, a rise which has taken them all the way to the top. The votes that are in show a clear victory for Paquet over current two time President Lindsay Abelló's successor, current Secretary of Diplomacy Reyes d'Cruz, and a likely plurality of congressional seats.

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What This Means: The Corindi Progressive Party's decade long stranglehold on Central Governmental control has come to an end. A flagging economy has allowed populist and far left groups to succesfully question its handling of domestic and foreign affairs, particularly conflicts in Arvan and San Javier, as well as the increasingly expensive MSTO military GDP minimums. The Corindi Worker's Party, a center populist organization with strong support in rural areas, has been particularly critical of these foreign military ties under its new leadership of President-Elect Marcel Paquet, the firebrand Mayor of Gran Lago. Paquet is to be sworn in as President in a month on the 23rd of September, and has promised to act quickly on his campaign promises to leave the MSTO and focus attention on Corindi infrastructure and development. Paquet has yet to give his victory speech.

Senatorial Races: The apportionment of Corindia's proportionally elected senate seats will have also been decided once all votes are in. Although the precise make up of Corindia's 40th congress is still unknown, it is likely to roughly match the proportions of the Presidential vote. Each of the 7 Administrative Regions is assigned 20 senators, as well as 10 elected from within the Hacopare Iza community who almost unanimously back Hacopare Iza Liberation.

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by Corindia
Wed May 20, 2020 1:58 pm
 
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CORINDIA ELECTION 2020

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Election Update: With less than two weeks to go until the June 4th elections which will determine the President and Senators of Corindia until 2025, the race is still in the same dead heat as it has been for roughly a month. Current two time President Lindsay Abelló's successor, current Secretary of Diplomacy Reyes d'Cruz and the CWP's Marcel Paquet have dueled over first place in the polls for weeks with no apparent wavering in the support of either of their potential voters. It appears their campaigns, locked in conflict, have sucked the oxygen out of the room for the other vying parties, with only the CDPC and HIL managing to eke out some space in the charts, and even the former looks anemic compared to its previous days as the bastion of the opposition.


The Race so Far: The Corindi Progressive Party's decade long stranglehold on Central Governmental control has been weakening as a flagging economy has led populist and far left groups to question its handling of domestic and foreign affairs, particularly conflicts in Arvan and San Javier, as well as the increasingly expensive MSTO military GDP minimums. The Corindi Worker's Party, a center populist organization with strong support in rural areas, has been particularly critical of these foreign military ties under its new leadership of Marcel Paquet, the controversial Mayor of Gran Lago. Paquet, along with Lucille Mata of the Green Party and Tom Mateu of the United Labor Front, both far to the left of him, have all come into prominence by questioning the longstanding order of a ruling center-left CPP with the center-right Christian Democratic Party of Corindia leading the opposition.

Currently Paquet and d'Cruz are neck and neck in the polls, although the true leader is difficult to determine due to the Instant Run-Off elections. Contreras has seen his campaign collapse in the previous month, while the two front-runners compete to be the second choice for the host of minor and regional parties that have also put forth candidates today.

Senatorial Races: Corindia's proportionally elected senate seats are also up for grabs in June. Each of the 7 Governing Regions is assigned 20 senators, as well as 10 elected from within the Hacopare Iza community who almost unanimously back Hacopare Iza Liberation.

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by Corindia
Mon Apr 13, 2020 2:29 pm
 
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CORINDI ELECTIONS 2020

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Carmo, 12:00 PM CNT: At a noon press conference today, the Corindi Election Committee formally started the 2020 Central Government election season. Although informal campaigns previously existed and organized, these campaigns are now allowed to solicit donations and advertise for the June 4th elections which will determine the President and Senators of Corindia until 2025, as well as a host of local governmental positions. Current two time President Lindsay Abelló has reached his term limit, and his anointed successor, current Secretary of Diplomacy Reyes d'Cruz is a current front-runner, although recent controversies as well as a slowdown of economic growth and job creation have led to his electoral bet being far from a certainty, albeit still a strong possibility.

The Corindi Progressive Party's decade long stranglehold on Central Governmental control has been weakening as a flagging economy has led populist and far left groups to question its handling of domestic and foreign affairs, particularly conflicts in Arvan and San Javier, as well as the increasingly expensive MSTO military GDP minimums. The Corindi Worker's Party, a center populist organization with strong support in rural areas, has been particularly critical of these foreign military ties under its new leadership of Marcel Paquet, the controversial Mayor of Gran Lago. Paquet, along with Lucille Mata of the Green Party and Tom Mateu of the United Labor Front, both far to the left of him, have all come into prominence by questioning the longstanding order of a ruling center-left CPP with the center-right Christian Democratic Party of Corindia leading the opposition.

Currently Paquet and d'Cruz are neck and neck in the polls, although the true leader is difficult to determine due to the Instant Run-Off elections. Contreras has seen his campaign collapse in the previous month, while the two front-runners compete to be the second choice for the host of minor and regional parties that have also put forth candidates today.

Senatorial Races: Campaigns have formally begun for Corindia's proportionally elected senate seats, in which each of the 7 Governing Regions is assigned 20 senators, as well as 10 elected from within the Hacopare Iza community who almost unanimously back Hacopare Iza Liberation. The results mirror the patterns seen in the presidential polling, with the CDPC polling as a strong competitor to the CPP in February.
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Before a CDPC collapse in favor of the rising CWP, with many voters still left unaligned. Although many have been quick to dismiss the CWP's ascent as a temporary novelty, current polling shows that is has convincingly supplanted the CDPC in many of its former strongholds, and is likely to comprise the main resistance to the incumbent party in the upcoming election.

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by Vancouvia
Sun Oct 20, 2019 3:01 pm
 
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October 20, 2019
VNN ~ Vancouvian News Network
Vesuvius, Vancouvia


Vancouvian Congress Passes Bill to Increase Military Budget by 20%


On June 13, the Vancouvian Congress issued a declaration absorbing the Vancouvian Occupation Zone of Charbagnia as Vancouvian Agnion. In the past few months, radicalized anti-Vancouvian groups have directed multiple small scale terrorist actions against the Vancouvian and Agnionese defense forces, as well as civilians, resulting in an estimated 780 casualties. In an effort to curb these and other terrorist activities, including on San Javier and Illa Isle, Congress passed a $5B re-appropriation bill today to increase the Vancouvian National Army and Vancouvian Special Forces budget each by roughly 20% in the coming fiscal year.

Multiple think-tanks and analysts have discovered that this will degrade Vancouvia into a budget deficit for the first time since 2003. Congress has emphasized that a budget deficit is in some sense healthy, and that a limited amount of borrowing will improve monetary availability, cash flows, and investment in the country's infrastructure. Watchdog groups are not as optimistic, citing that an increase in military spending is historically one of the least efficient ways to grow the domestic economy.


Illa Quagmire Continues to Rage On


Illa continues to evade reclamation into Vancouvian control. This week, pro-Vancouvia counter protests in Westilla resulted in a fierce backlash, with paramilitary and police forces loyal to rebel leader Ignacio Campos killing five, injuring dozens, and imprisoning hundreds. This comes after months of relative peace on the island, with Campos seemingly silently gathering influence of the island's economic and military capabilities.

It is estimated that roughly 400,000 of the island's two million residents are loyal to Vancouvia, with another million neutral to either side. Vancouvia has slowly tried to gather support on the island through the use of "information campaigns" including distributing pro-government pamphlets via airdrop and broadcasting Vancouvian media over TV and radio waves. It is also rumored that squads of VSF and VEO may be present on the island, helping to arm and train a partisan force, although Congress has denied these claims.

The general populace has seemed to grow more disinterested with Illa affairs as time has gone on, with one poll finding that only 37% of Vancouvians want the military to retake Illa, down from 45% just three months prior. Still, however, Congress has adamantly denied Campos' government's legitimacy, declaring the rebellion on Illa illegal and treasonous.



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by Scantarbia
Sun Jul 28, 2019 5:07 am
 
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ON TERRORISM

by Alfred Alabaster, 28 July 2019


ARCTURUS - In the light of a devastating terror attack in Con Petros, Aruia, today (28/9), Scantarbian president, Nicetas Akylas addresses the media about the nation’s position in the issue from the government office in Arcturus. Here is a direct transcript which is taken from his speech earlier this morning:

“We, the people of Scantarbia, condemns the vile and inhumane attack on the innocent populace of Con Petros, Aruia. We also send our deepest condolences to the victims of the attack and we call for the perpetrator of this attack to be put into justice as soon as possible. We, Scantarbians will not tolerate any kinds of terrorism, any kind of attacks that is unjust and targets the innocent. We are also aware that in order to tackle terrorism there has to be cross-border cooperation, especially between law enforcement, in order to prevent any act of terrorism because it is a global issue. Terrorism is an actual threat to our everyday life. Scantarbian government also offers to send an investigation team to help with the investigation and offers our hand to help rebuild any damages due to the attack. We stand with the people of Aruia.”

The speech was broadcasted by local and international media attending the speech. But, despite his statement, the Scantarbian populace is not concerned by the recent attack and is confident with the capability of Scantarbian law enforcement in combating any acts of terror inside the nation. What the populace is interested in is instead on the Scantarbian space program. This is mostly due to the aggressive campaigns done by the government to promote space travel and exploration into the populace. Although to be working as a doctor is what most of the nation’s students want to be, working in the aerospace sector and IT ranks as the 2nd and 3rd most favored respectively.

Another issue Scantarbian people have their sights at is the drilling of oil in Aplin Strait oilfield that was only recently discovered. SNPC, the state’s national petroleum company, has begun extraction process since yesterday (27/9) with the arrival of the first oil drilling platform on the region, the Aplin Alpha. With more drilling going to commence in the upcoming months with the arrival of more and more oil platform, Scantarbian people began to wonder, “Is it worth it?” “What good it’ll be for the environment because even if we don’t use the oil, someone out there will, so at the end of the day, the damage to the environment will still be there.” As a society that is proud of their environmental achievements, the petroleum operation in Aplin Strait has been the flashpoint for debates between those who support it and those who don’t.

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  • UGV Development: Is it neccessary?

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by Scantarbia
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:32 pm
 
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SNPC'S APLIN STRAIT EXPLORATION

by Alexandra Eleonora, 13 July 2019


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OSTIUM - The conquest of oil never ends. The previous statement is proven by the recent press release from the state’s oil company, SNPC (Scantarbia National Petroleum Company). The company’s CEO, Merlin Agustina, said in a press meeting this Friday (12/07), that the exploration team managed to confirm a previously hypothetical petroleum reserve in international waters of Aplin strait. The team uses a drillship provided by Scantarbian Navy Auxiliaries, SNAS Deep Blue, to perform drilling tests in order to confirm the existence of a petroleum site in the location.

The exploration process itself has been ongoing for 5 months before finally, they not only confirmed the existence of petroleum but also calculated that the petroleum available for extraction in this untapped reserve ranges from 25 billion barrels on its lower estimate to 30 billion barrels on its high-end. This field, named Aplin Strait oilfield, is on SNPC’s top priority for extraction due to its substantial quantity.

Even if Scantarbia’s energy generation doesn’t rely much on fossil fuels, with it only consisting 2% of Scantarbia’s sources of energy, which the majority of it is fulfilled using nuclear energy and the majority of the population currently using electric vehicles, SNPC sees a lot of potential to exploit this newly found petroleum reserve and sell it to other countries which are still depending on oil for their energy generation.

The only problem that needs to be tackled right now is the fact that this reserve sits on international waters and near the territories of Scantarbia’s nearest neighbor, Charbagnia. This acts as a potential flashpoint as soon as Charbagnia government became aware of the petroleum reserve sitting near their country.

In the end, may the exploration and the subsequent extraction lead to a more prosperous Scantarbia and hopefully it doesn’t spark any conflicts in the region.

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by Scantarbia
Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:47 am
 
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SCD ANNOUNCES NEW MICROCHIP

by Gustav Sujatmiko, 27 June 2019

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SIRIUS - SCD, Scantarbia’s premier microchip manufacturer, this morning, releases the ultimate evolution of their 3rd-gen Leviathan 3xxx-series processor. The Leviathan 3600E (shortened to L 3600E). The processor utilizes SCD’s next-generation 7nm Leviathan architecture and is equipped with 12-cores and 24-threads for a fair price for its power, which sits at ℵ499. The release ceremony took place on SCD's Exhibition Building, where they usually held a tech expo on January each year. The ceremony was attended by SCD's entire managerial staffs and press members from all across the region.

After a lengthy development which was also supported and assisted together alongside SC2M (Scantarbia Consortium of SuperConductor Manufacturers), SCD managed to produce a processor that is not only cheap and less power hungry but also more powerful than what is currently available on the commercial market. Clocking at the base frequency of 3.9 GHz, the E-suffix means that the processor is equipped with SCD’s ACT (Automatic Clock Toggling), providing a boost frequency at 4.8 GHz while still operating on “only” 105 watts of power.

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The processor also utilizes the PCIe 4.0 technology that also comes in SCD’s newly introduced motherboard, the Phoenix 380 and will also be further propped-up with SCD’s new Medusa GPU that will be released (hopefully) later this year. Andrew Faulkner, CEO of SCD, said during the release ceremony that the L 3600E will be SCD’s “flagship high-performance consumer CPU for the 3rd-generation Leviathan family”, and it is true, the L 3600E is truly a game changer on the microchip industry throughout the region. So far, no other manufacturer has been able to release to the market an affordable 7nm processor for the regular consumer market. With the upcoming PCIe 4.0 products (also by SCD) started to flood the consumer market, we can expect to see SCD products taking most of the market share, for now at least.

Monitoring the TWItter, we can see that there are a lot of gamers looking forward to purchasing the processor for their rig, and they also look forward to what will be available to the software sector following such a tremendous hardware advancement in the computing sector. While there is no clear answer for sure about where will the future will take us, but we believe that the future will be an exciting one. Researchers also look forward to the enhanced computing capability provided by this processor to support their research on automation and AI, especially on self-driving capability currently being developed by a Scantarbian-based automobile manufacturer that name doesn't want to be mentioned.

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by Scantarbia
Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:10 am
 
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PREPARING FOR DEPLOYMENT

By Robert Asimov, 22 June 2019

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Transcript:
There has been increased activity on the base with the majority of Scantarbian surface fleet docked on the Port of Aldebaran. This level of activity is unseen before except in wartime conditions. Firstly, we need to know that the militarized Outer Taurus Island acts as a giant island-wide military base for Scantarbian Armed Forces, providing essentially everything for operating an entire army and it is heavily defended from air, sea, and land invasion. It also acts as a staging point for our troops if they ever going to go on deployment.

You could see in the distance the SNS Mare Imbrium is currently being loaded with logistics and vehicles. Flying around us and on the ground right there, we could see Mi-26 helicopters, also known as the behemoth, transporting equipment across the island, wow they are really huge helicopters. Hey! Turn the camera right there fast! A single An-225 is on its final approach to land on the airbase, carrying logistics from other parts of the island. As you can see here everything is being prepared for a deployment, or at least that is what I could infer from this vantage point.

Now, earlier this morning, we are able to contact and initiate a short discussion with the VP, Johannes Setiabudi, asking his comments on what is currently going on here in Outer Taurus Island that is currently bustling with activity. He explained to us that our troops are going to aid Menna Shuli and Miklanian Armed Forces to topple down a corrupt regime. The regime that we’re talking about here is widely known to have intimate ties with cartels and terrorist groups inside its territory. What we mean here is the regime of San Javier. Now this ties has a possible domino effect throughout the entire region destroying the already fragile stability existing inside the status quo. Therefore the circumstances require us to maintain stability in the region to prevent the forces of evil to spread outwards of San Javier and brought harm upon our calm islands.

The operation itself, nicknamed, "Hephaestus Sword", will be in effect as soon as the fleet made its rendezvous with Menna Shuli and Miklanian Fleets already operating in the region. Our troops will be focused more on support and reconnaissance instead of actual offensive, although this might change in a later date. May the stars bless our troops in this mission. This is SNS reporting from Outer Taurus island.




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by Dormill and Stiura
Wed May 29, 2019 9:33 am
 
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Special Report: Lessons Learned
Aftermath of the Winter of Discontent and the second San Javier War


By: Jeremiah Vogel
@VforVogel

29 May, KAPOLDER - When President Dyson took the stage last week to announce the end of the “Winter of Discontent”, it certainly felt like a huge weight was lifted off the shoulders of the nation. For nearly six long months, the United Republics had been throwing its military around in whatever conflict it could find with reckless abandon. And now, it is seemingly over as the President withdraws Doraltic forces from San Javier, with the expectation that a peace can be made between Menna Shuli and San Javier now that the pent up anger has been released. In the meantime, it has been made clear that though the Winter of Discontent is over, tensions might still remain.

In the Southern Sea, the French Republic of Charbagnia is struggling to rebuild, all the while it is under threat from the Wellsian Empire, which annexed the Magarati-backed Sultanate of Kachee in the midst of the crisis just off their shores.

At home, gasoline and diesel prices remain inordinately high as a result of the oil shock the war between Menna Shuli and San Javier had created, leading the government to declare a mission to end foreign oil dependence altogether by 2030. However, this has done little to alleviate concerns that Dormill and Stiura has become too dependent on other nations to keep the economy safe and stable, let alone the continued concerns of using Noronnican equipment after fighting a quasi-war over Arvan during the Overlord’s Crisis.

In total, the United Republics has suffered much for what seems so little, and has threatened its relationship with Gael and the Isles to appease the faux democracy that is Menna Shuli. This will undoubtedly be a major sticking point for Cedar Dyson’s opponents in the upcoming election, as we have already seen with Myron Aldenberg, who is the frontrunner in the Democratic Party for Presidential Candidate, who had this to say following Dyson’s announcement last week.

It’s about damn time that Dyson accepted the reality of our situation. He’s led us into more wars in just five years than Favre did in fourty, and has led our economy to ruin according to several reports within his own government. He might be right that his little ‘Winter of Discontent’ is over, but we are not done with fighting his reckless policies both at home and abroad. All the while this was happening, the rest of Gael was seeing some of the best peace in years. The PLF has been crushed almost entirely, and our partners in the Gael Four laugh at us as he was playing commander in Arvan, even more so in San Javier. Ceadar Dyson has been nothing more than a disgrace to the name Doraltic and needs to resign or be impeached because the people have had enough of his bullshit.


Although the Chateau has declined an official response, Cedar took to Twitter following these comments, responding,
The people of UR are well aware of the situation I was faced with. The situation in the Isles had been falling apart for months and none of our allies acted with more than a few words in the League. I wish things didn’t go the way they did but the situation both in Noronica and San Javier demanded our swift response. And like I said, now that peace is on the horizon again, I will be focusing my efforts to the new challenges we face at home as we come closer to the elections.


As the first primaries for the States-General is set to begin on 12 June, speculation has begun as to whether or not President Dyson will earn a second term with mounting pressure from the Liberal Unity Coalition, especially the Democrats.

From a military standpoint, the United Republics Army and Navy had commented on the resounding success of their operations in San Javier, the ability of their soldiers, and the effectiveness of their partners during combined operations. The Army further commented on the efforts of the 9th Airborne Regiment, which was deployed to San Javier moments following the Mennan invasion to take down various drug cartels operating in the Javerian Steppe. In the Army statement, they praised the speed at which 9th Airborne completed their objectives, paving the way for the Marines to land and uproot the criminal element in the Steppe. Whether or not the Javerian Army, severely weakened from its fight with Menna Shuli, is capable of filling the void left over is speculative at best.

Ultimately, Dormill and Stiura’s first foray as a “significant international power” has seen some success abroad; resolving the Arvannan Question and flexing its soft and hard power in San Javier has shown the Isles what the United Republics is capable of. However, this flexing of might could prove disastrous at home, as opponents of the government can point to Alexis Moser or Nicholas Favre and reflect on the actions of President Dyson in the lense of history. At this point, the results from the upcoming primaries will set the tone for the remainder of the election season for 2019.

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by Athara Magarat
Sat Mar 30, 2019 8:03 pm
 
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March 31st, 2019

Visit Kachee





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Ah...Kachee...


NEW LIBANG

Visit Kachee, Magarat's "Favorite Ex-Boyfriend". No, that title actually goes to San Montagna, you bleeps. And how dare you, Magarat and Kachee are related by blood!

Kachee, home to golden beaches, friendly people and most important of all - bleep tons of oil and gas. Which is why not just the bleeped-up Magarati government, but almost every nation that knows where Kachee is located on map (those silly Svalbardians still searching where Kachee is on the Wake Islands), has stabbed those friendly Kachee people in the bleeping back. Like the most recent case where we promised Kachee to the French Republic of Charbagnia, the lap dogs of our Doraltic friends. You know, in the name of peace and preventing war and all while it is actually about getting ching-chings and other shady deals we do not know of.

Or remember how we let Magarati journalists investigating war crimes during the Noronnican-led Allied Invasion of Charbagnia (where we as so-called pacifists participated under the lousy pretext of our grand ally Noronica calling us to glory) to just die and cover the bleep up? Hey, it was all worth it. Here we are now, with our ambassadors enjoying tea and other drinks with their Doraltic counterparts. Our not-so great country already has plenty of energy on its own and we are pro-nuclear energy (just not mention the shady deals with them Osters to anyone). So we just decided to hand all that bleep ton of oil and gas in Kachee to the highest bidder while also keeping our own political interests in check. You know, the usual Magarati standards of just preaching everyone but giving zero bleeps in reality.

Sadly for us and our Doraltic friends, who have owned us since the First Central Argus War; the Wellsians and the Negarakitans (or Survurnians) got wind of the information on the bleep ton of oil and gas in Kachee. They were quite mad that we did not inform about the lucrative bleep-fest much earlier.

Kachee is the youngest and one of the poorest nation in the Isles. And we helped in the past. Now it is the turn of the Wellsians and the Survurnians to help them. Nah, just kidding. They have been stabbing Kachee in the back like we did. The Wellsians have even supported a five-council that overthrew the Magarati man in the former sultan; in an operation that was totally not carried out with Wellsian support. Now that our bleeped-up deals were exposed, which allowed the Wellsians to enjoy bleeping up Kachee currently, our Dorlatic friends have since then decided to move on to bleeping up San Javier with their buddies in Menna Shuli and the other nations who have decided to join the Javieran bleep-fest.

Visit Kachee, to experience the ruins of colonial era Khas-Kirati and Noronnican bleep-ups and modern-day bleep-ups by Magarati and Wellsian governments with other nations ignoring the sideshow for the bigger bleep-fest in San Javier.
by Almorea
Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:07 pm
 
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NEWSWIRE


Congress cancels planned recess as fiscal year ticks down


ELLSBURGH (APA)- Congress has extended its spring session, which began on January 4, into April, cancelling a recess that was planned to commence at the end of March as the legislature grapples with discord over foreign policy and the impending end of the fiscal year, when executive departments are expected to flood the Budget Committee with requests for funding.

In a letter delivered to Deputy President Michael Jardine this morning, Senate presiding officer Jon Fitzlane (F-Frasyrland) and the presiding officer of the Chamber of Representatives, Torquil Chatto (F-Warenne Island), gave formal notice of their decision to cancel the recess.

"It is incumbent upon us to fulfill our constitutional duty by informing you, as Head of the Congress, of our decision to extend the current session of the Congress to April 19, 2019," the letter said, citing "urgent foreign and budgetary issues requiring the attention of the people's representatives" as justification.

When the new fiscal year begins on April 1, the bicameral Budget Committee will have to deal with appropriations requests by departments to draw money from the Federal Capital Revolving Fund, which contains $1.19 billion in public money. Expected "asks" include $600 million by the War Department to finance the repaving and widening of Almorea's network of missile-transport roadways, as well as $221 million to pay for the demolition and reconstruction of warehouses holding federal vaccine stockpiles.

Another concern of the Federalist Congress has been the ongoing international crisis centered around San Javier. Since the Senate's passage of a resolution on March 6 supporting Mênna Shuli's invasion of the island nation, the Hallowell administration has stumbled in its response to the situation, with various officials voicing support for both Doraltic and Thuzbek actions in the conflict; in a foreign policy embarrassment, the navies of these nations clashed just days after Doraltic President Cedar Dyson's visit to Ellsburgh on March 12.

The extension of the session allows Federalists to call administration officials to testify before Congress in what is planned to be a public humiliation of the administration over foreign policy, according to sources. Sen. Fitzlane tonight formally summoned Secretary of State Kirk Thurson to appear before the Senate on April 3, while the Almorean ambassador to the League, Barnabas Reid, is expected to be called to the Palace of Congress sometime before the expiry of the extended session on April 19.

Thirty-six arrested after riot over welfare, armed standoff


KINGSTABLE (APA)- 36 people were arrested on Tuesday after spontaneous protests erupted near an unemployment queue in Kingstable, Queensland province, causing widespread traffic disruptions and ending in a standoff with police that saw some protesters brandish pistols and rifles.

Late in the morning, disruptions broke out outside the unemployment office on Uxhall Street after the counter was closed early for the day. Recipients of assistance who did not receive money threw rocks and projectiles at the office windows, smashing them. A smaller group blocked the street, stopping traffic and provoking angry reactions from motorists, some of whom entered into physical confrontations with the protesters. The majority of the original crowd dispersed several minutes after the initial outbreak of violence.

As the logjam on Uxhall Street continued, backing up traffic throughout Kingstable, police were deployed to break up the milling crowds of protesters and motorists. As a helicopter circled overhead, officers in riot gear fired a single canister of tear gas and pushed protesters aside with shields and batons.

As the street emptied of people ahead of the drifting cloud of gas, a small group of protesters, armed with pistols and semiautomatic rifles under Queensland's concealed-carry laws, forcibly entered an apartment building and barricaded themselves on the first floor, beginning an armed confrontation that lasted for twenty-five minutes.

Police were eventually able to negotiate a peaceful exit from the building. All of the armed men, along with the other protesters and a handful of motorists, were arrested.

Queensland Governor Jeff Moore (F) said in a statement tonight that the Queensland Assembly, the provincial legislature, will consider amendments to concealed-carry laws in order to prevent "reckless and disruptive outbreaks of civil disorder, like the kind endured by the law-abiding residents of Kingstable this afternoon."

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by Blakenham
Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:26 am
 
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March 25th 2019 | The Blakenham Telegraph | Feswick
BREAKING:
Council announces increased naval presence in the Lotus Sea
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This afternoon, an urgent meeting of the Council of State on the state of the military crisis in San Javier concluded with the announcement of an increased naval presence of the Blakenham Naval Defence Forces in the Lotus sea.

Foreign Minister, Michael Swinson, has expressed the Council's complete disagreement with the military action of Menna Shuli in San Javier, and has urged MS to urgently withdraw its forces from San Javier and to commence "actions for a peaceful agreement" as a priority within the League.

In his statement, he also confirmed that Blakenham naval presence in the Lotus sea would be increased:
"The Council has considered the ways in which it deems best appropriate to respond to the crisis and will be monitoring the situation closely. While I cannot comment on specific details in the interest of national security, at this time: we will be increasing our naval presence in the Lotus sea in order to ensure the legality of Mennan military action."

In addition, the Minister confirmed that the Council has instructed the Blakenham Aid Agency to make "immediate preparations" for the deployment of aid resources and personnel in San Javier; while not ruling out direct sanctions against the Mennan state.

The government appears to be cautious about raising tensions on Gael in order to avoid capitulating its G4 application; refusing to comment on any involvement of Dormill and Stiura

It is expected that the Council will inform the international community of its next steps in response to the crisis at the League this week.
by Wellsia
Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:12 am
 
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EALDWIC DAILY NEWS


It has befallen the government to let the Federation of Vyberia, our northern neighbor, that the Southern Shipping Canal lies within the Wellsian Colony of Vesperia and that any attempt by any nation to interfere with commerce passing through the canal will be be met as required. While the Empire sees the Federation as a friend and ally, their threat to blockade the canal is something that will not be allowed or tolerated.
At the moment the Imperial Navy finds itself stretched thin, with the responsibilities to the Republic of Kachee and the on going conflict in the north between Menna Shuli and San Javier. Elemnts of both the Home Fleet and the Bay Fleet have been reassigned to ensure the safety of out territorial waters. With a number of hostile nations moving in and about the area, the Navy must be extremely diligent. Assisting the Menna will be naval forces belonging to the Republic of Miklania and the United Republics of Dormill and Stiura arrayed against the fleets of Thuzbekistan and Dothraki. The Imperial Navy will not engage against any of the forces involved in the conflict unless they violate Wellsian territorial waters or attack each other in Wellsian waters. Wellsia will maintain the Laws of Neutrality and will assist any ship of any belligerent that request fuel or repairs, so long as they agree to leave Wellsian waters within 48 hours.
All nations should know that the Second Carrier Squadron of the Western Fleet has been ordered to through the canal into the Bay and join with the North Bay Command to protect not only the Canal but also to keep open the sea lanes to and from it.

On a more positive tone, our friends the newly formed Republic of Kachee, by the assistance of the Empire is developing a thriving economy and is reorganizing her government in a peacful manner, now that the Sultan has been removed from office. The Third Patrol Flotilla has been seconded from Home Fleet to the Kachee government to not only protect the island's coast, but to also ensure that Kachee controlled oil platforms are free from interference.
by Dothrakia
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3/24/19
Brisbane News Network (BNN)
Dothrakia


Balnik Fighters Probe Dothraki Airspace!

In what appears to be a Balnik response to Dothraki support of Thuzbekistan in the ongoing San Javier conflict, 2 Balnik VUS-79 fighter jets were intercepted off of the northern coast of Dothrakia near Bear Island. The two fighters were intercepted by 2 F-55’s of the 180th Interceptor Squadron.
The two fighters eventually turned away just before reaching Dothraki airspace and were escorted away from Dothrakia. The air force has refused to comment any more on the situation.
by Nhoor
Sat Mar 23, 2019 5:57 am
 
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Menasyólíya pw restoran erhame loq tótsòliq gil Menasyólíya pw ínvesyinille nho Sanchabyeron
Mênnan restaurants targeted in reaction to Mênnan invasion of San Javier


Sárruc, 17ch li marsili · 1203 | 19 March 2019 – Police has intervened and arrested several persons caught damaging Mênnan restaurants in cities throughout Nhoor in the last couple of days. Protests had been going on and Mênnan restaurants and shops had already been experiencing a sudden decrease of customers since Mênna Shuli impopularly invaded the island nations of San Javier earlier this month, but as the government’s comments on the situation so far have been meagre to say the least, protesters have taken things into their own hands.

“It is of course against the law to damage other people’s property”, a spokeswoman of the CurGo (Curswch pw Gojerana, the national police department of Nhoor) explained, “so it is our job to arrest them whatever their motives.” The police are investigating the possibility that the attacks on Mênnan establishments have been organised by louche groups on social media.

The government issued a statement shortly after the invasion in which it urged both parties in the conflict to refrain themselves and explore other ways to solve their differences, while adding that for the time being, the government of Nhoor considers the conflict to be a bilateral matter between San Janvier and Mênna Shuli. The government’s lack of action was however criticised by some members of parliament and prominent Nhoor. “This is a time of crisis and the only thing our government does is showing weakness!”, actress Huldoro Satsyteqh said during the popular early-evening talk show Wtoch pw Nuldir li Cosyili, a statement that was promptly shared on various social media.

Foreign Minister Orumha Cany-Jwchmiqen explained however that it is too early and rather presumptuous for Nhoor to intervene in a conflict on the other side of Raedlon and Argus. “We have urged both parties to look for a peaceful solution; that is really all for now”, the minister said. “We could have threatened with boycotts and economic sanctions straight away, but that is an easy way out and not a constructive one as far as this government is concerned. There are more likely nations closer to Mênna Shuli and San Javier that are perfectly capable of helping these countries get back on a track towards peace. If it turns out that they need our assistance, we will be happy to give it.”

The Argus kitchen, especially the one from Mênna Shuli, has always been popular in Nhoor. Culinary trend watchers therefore claim that this is a temporary set-back and that the number of customers will reach its normal amount again as soon as this conflict has been forgotten.



1202 rh. serta pw ólwrusytire déqhe li garacili sòn narisast pw zòrhesin
2017 saw strong increase in missing persons cases


Sárruc, 19ch li marsili · 1203 | 21 March 2019 – In 2017 a significantly higher number of cases involving persons reported missing hasn’t been solved, a police report mentioned today. Usually more than 90% of missing persons are found or show up within 48 hours after they were reported missing, with the whereabouts of a further 5% being established within several weeks or three months max. On average, this leaves around 15 to 30 persons who either show up again after a longer period of time or are never heard from again. According to the report however, 2017 saw no less than 92 case files that haven’t been closed yet.

“This is indeed a lot, but it’s too early to tell whether this is just an exception or the start of a new trend, or to pinpoint a reason or a cause for the higher number of 2017 disappearances”, a spokesperson of CurGo (Curswch pw Gojerana, the national police department of Nhoor) explained. “The 2017 cases may just take a little bit longer to be solved. There are no significant differences in the way the police have been treating these cases or the circumstances in which people went missing in 2017: most of them went out for a walk and never came back or went on holiday and never arrived at their destination. Our country having lots of activity at sea also generates several ‘missing at sea’ cases; in such cases it is unlikely that we will find any new leads. There are a couple of cases in which there are indications of criminal involvement, especially if the disappearance is more sudden; surely you remember the media coverage from July 2017 about the couple who stopped at a petrol station, the wife went to the restroom but when she came back the car was still there but without her husband. Such sinister cases are of course exceptions.”

Several members of parliament confessed being ‘alarmed’ by the report and have asked for an explanation by the Minister of Domestic Affairs, Tyanhod Tsyòjely, who is responsible for the police. “Essentially, we need to establish whether or not Nhoor has become less safe in recent years and whether or not the police are up for their task”, one member explained. “It is preposterous to consider that anyone could go missing without leaving a trace; I would have thought that this is impossible in this digital era where there are cameras everywhere and where everybody pays by card.” The debate on The Floor (Nhoor’s parliament) will probably be scheduled in a week or two.
by Menna Shuli
Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:35 pm
 
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VYBERIAN EMBARGO WILL NOT SHAKE RESOLVE


SHUHAKALLU - Sâtêp representatives have responded to the announced Vyberian trade embargo with Mênna Shuli, stating that the economic fallout will be "problematic but not disastrous" and that the actions taken by the Vyberian state "will not shake the moral resolve of the Mênna in the protection of their interests in regards to San Javier."

"The Vyberian embargo will not prevent us from pursuing the means of ensuring that our state is safe from rebels and the interference of foreign powers," stated the release from the government. "We have the moral high ground, and the moral imperative to stay the course. The actions taken by the Vyberian state shows only their complete misunderstanding of the state of affairs and their desire to subsume and undermine the will and sovereignty of the Mênna."

The release also harshly criticized the Vyberian state for "making threats that they could not back up with action." This referred to the implication of forthcoming military action by the Vyberians.

"The Vyberian government clearly realized that such an attack on the Mênna would not only be legally and morally corrupt, but that any such action would be doomed to failure and swift repurcussions. The government of Vyberia should recognize that the Mênna will never bend to fearmongering and will not give in to terroristic threats, and should know better than to pursue such base politicking on the world stage."

There was no word as to a specific response that would be pursued against Vyberia, but it was clear that these actions would not slow military action in San Javier. Defense of the western oilfields has been increased, military experts have stated, but no official word has been made.

- Kiavêvit Kipatiksêv Xita, MÊK Politics Correspondent
21/03/19


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by Vyberia
Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:55 am
 
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Vyberia Cuts Trade With Menna Shuli

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"All trade and commerce blocked and refused at check points "


Vyberia has this morning confirmed that it is severing trade ties with Menna Shuli over the conflict in San Javier. Reports were rife that Vyberia was to conduct military action against the rouge state, but this was quickly dismissed as scaremongering. Vyberia has instead chosen to play a different game and cease all trade and block trade routes through Vyberia destined for Menna Shuli. This means that all trade for Menna Shuli will no longer be allowed to travel through Vyberia or through Vyberian sea lanes. This also means that all shipping and trade to and from the Southern Shipping Canal, and Northern Argus through Vyberia will have to find alternative and costly routes to Mennan ports. The decision to cease all trade is a strong stance by the Vyberians, who have long objected to San Javier being invaded by the military forces of Menna Shuli. It remains unclear how strong this action will affect Menna Shuli, but it's believed to be a huge inconvenience and one that will likely add additional transportation costs to Mennan trade and exports.

President Vasilyev was asked how Vyberia intends to stop all Mennan trade throughout Vyberia, his response was that cargo bound for Menna Shuli would be turned around at Border Crossings and Ships, Rail and Air cargo would be refused to enter Vyberian territories. Border police and Vyberian Coast Guard are being briefed on the situation and are expected to begin refusals immediately. President Vasilyev stressed that this action would affect both parties if this was to continue long term, but it was committed to showing stance against San Javier and that additional options would be considered going forward as the conflict progresses. Just how badly this will effect relations between the two nations also remains unclear, Vyberia continues to seek a resolution to the conflict but seem limited in it's options.



by Nezaeva
Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:14 pm
 
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Eraevan Truth
16th, March, 2019
Capital city of Eraeva


Cardinal Council to fully introduce Arbiter as Fifth Member


In a historic moment that shocked all, Following an intense debate within the council chambers of our great leaders, The cardinal council voted with a 2-2 split broken by Arbiter Aindreas McAlpine to integrate the largely auxiliary role of the Arbiter and have them vote on all resolutions regardless of weither or not the original four council members find themselves in a split, effectively negating the role.

"It is a relic from a bygone era, from when we dabbled with autocracy. Over the eyars, great strides have been taken in order to curtail the power of the Arbiter position, rolling it back from a nigh on dictator role to merely one that fit its name. One that settled disputes the council could not. We believe it is time we cease with this formality, to bring this outside role in line with the rest of our government, to treat it as the rest of out leadership is treated."

Despite these encouraging words spoken by McAlpine, many including the Northern and eastern Council members have expressed their shock at this, claiming it to be a regression of fundamental Nezaevan ideals that have allowed us to survive this long. however, following the sucess of McAlpine's recent proposals, such as both the repeal of the Isolation act, and the expansion of the nations fishing industry, many are praising his work at this time.

A timeline for the process of integration has not yet been established, however one spokesperson has stated that currently the position of arbiter may be placed to vote at the same time as the rest of the council in order to align both sections of government. Until then, we at the Eraevan Truth look forward to what our leaders come forth with next!

Nezaeva to not interfere with Menna Shuli - San Javier conflict

Despite the massive divisions within the upper echelons of our nation, our stance of observation has been affirmed by a spokesperson for the council, stating that there were no current plans to intervene on either side of the conflict brewing in the center of the isles, stating that our brave men would not be sent forth to fall in a conflict that both offered little of value to our proud nation and would leave ourselves exposed at home.
by Dormill and Stiura
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After-Action Report: Raid on Agustin


KAPOLDER - The Army today released a public after-action report on Operation: Lightning, the code name given to the recent raid on the Javieran city of Agustin and the introduction of Doraltic naval and army forces to the country embroiled in its current conflict with Menna Shuli. Although several details regarding the battle have been omitted by the Army for security reasons, it has released a comprehensive report on the action to the National Congress and to the public, alongside a statement from the President regarding the action. Both will be included in this article in full as part of our reporting duties.

After-Action Report: Operation Lightning
Complied by: United Republics Army Intelligence Service

On 07 March, the Army received authorization from the Office of the President to conduct operations “critical to the safety of the national interests of the United Republics in the Southern Sea and maintenance of international security and peace in the region”, delivering a 90-day authorization to conduct operations to this effect. The following day on 08 March, the United Republics Navy deployed Coastal Assault Squadron 1 in its component parts, Union Coastal Assault Force and Dufor Hill Coastal Assault Force. The Union Force was deployed in a manner to sail immediately for San Javier while Dufor Hill Force was deployed to arrive in Swaneeak Atoll. When word of the movement of the Thuzbek Navy Central Fleet was disseminated, Dufor Hill Force was directed to perform operations necessary to the protection of Doraltic shipping and the Union Force as soon as possible.

When the Union Force reported on 10 March that it had entered the open water of the Southern Sea, the Army directed Able, Bull, and Carrion companies, 1st Battalion, 17th Airborne Regiment to deploy to the City of Agustin on the southern coast of San Javier to provide a beachhead for the 1st Marine Regiment aboard the Union. Reports of the commencement of this operation were disseminated on 11 March, and again on 12 March. The Commander of 17th Airborne, Colonel Constantin Steffen, then reported at 1330 that Doraltic forces had successfully entered the city and had begun its mission to secure it, the routes out, and the port in preparation of the arrival of the Union.
In the operation, it is reported on 14 March that a total of 32 casualties had been suffered, 12 of which were KIA, out of an operational force of 290 present from 12-14 March. Only one operational unit, 1st Squad, 1st Platoon, was entirely destroyed due to IEDs planted in a building adjacent to the Agustin Central Radio Station, one of the three remaining hardpoints held by adversary forces within the city limits itself. All objectives are reported secured and the Union reported around 2000 on 14 March that it had successfully deployed the 1st Marine Regiment without casualty at the port. Bringing the total operational force in San Javier to 460 troops.

At this time, there are no intentions to deploy further forces to San Javier, and the forces present have been given further orders regarding its mission.



A Letter to the National Congress and the People

As of 11 March, the United Republics of Dormill and Stiura, under the direction of the Office of the President, has committed itself to operations in San Javier in response to the Mennan-Javerian War not to punish San Javier or support Menna Shuli, but to ensure a swift conclusion to the hostilities. We have selected the City of Agustin because it has long been the headquarters of the dangerous Anliana Cartel, which the junta in Castillo Verde sought fit to leave be after it took power. We choose this city to show that we do not fight soley for Mennan honor, but we fight to protect the innocent of San Javier, to ensure an end to hostilities, and to ensure a safe transition of government away from the junta and towards a democratic society all Javerians yearn for. The United Republics will always be committed to the preservation of peace in the Southern Sea, and this will be the last time we wish to use military force in that aim. For as much as we wished the League would facilitate an end of the hostile words thrown by both sides, it is clear now that both sides were looking only for an excuse to fight. However, unlike other international actors who see propping up a criminal organization masquerading as a government, the United Republics rejects any notion of good will held by the junta or its representatives.

The United Republics agrees with the assessment provided in the League that the crew of the ship Rayo acted illegally and forced Mennan authorities to detain them. This is an indefensible act. The United Republics believes that the junta is incapable of acting in good faith when it demands the League punish Menna Shuli for actions performed in its own sovereign waters against illegal actors, regardless of the punishments that the Mennan justice system would have given. The United Republics stands for peace and democracy first and foremost, and is committed to act in every legal way to ensure that this is the case in every country in not only the Southern Seas, but all the Isles.

- Cedar M. Dyson,
President of the United Republics of Dormill and Stiura


This is the Dormill-Stiuraian Dispatch, your top choice for news on the Union and the Isles.
by Menna Shuli
Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:18 am
 
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THREATS FROM FOREIGN POWERS "WILL NOT SWAY COURSE", SAYS SÂTÊP


SHUHAKALLU - The government of Mênna Shuli has responded to pressures from foreign powers regarding the war with San Javier by stating that "our nation has the right to defend its internal security" and that "foreign threats to our rights as a nation will not be tolerated." The release from the Sâtêp specifically called out Vyberia, the neighbouring state having made threats of military action if Mênna Shuli didn't withdraw from San Javier.

"Any military response taken by Vyberia against the Mênnan people would be a sick parody of the same actions taken by the Mênna themselves," stated the release, which experts believe to have been drafted by Hitap Hiska's office. "Our war with San Javier began to prevent the continued funding of rebel groups via the drugs provided by the military junta of that country. An attack from Vyberia to prevent this action is equivalent to support of those same warlords, rebels and terrorists, and of the drug-peddling that funds them. An attack on Mênna Shuli is an attack on decency and morality."

Beyond this, the release stated that "Vyberia would only intend to disrupt oil production, throwing an already tenuous regional balance into a total tailspin" and that "Mênna shuli does not bow to terrorism and it will not bow to scaremongering either."

"We stand together, and so we stand unafraid," the release closed.

A war in Argus could be disastrous to regional oil and natural gas production, experts have observed, especially as certain supplies of oil have been redirected to the war effort in the past week. "A swift victory and a swift return to normalcy is of utmost importance," said the Independent Economic Research Commission at the University of Shuhakallu. "A drawn out conflict in San Javier or at home has implications not only for Mênna Shuli but our regional economy as a whole."

The government also thanked the support of its allies both in current and future conflicts, applauding their commitment to the "continued peace of Mênna Shuli and the Western Isles in the face of totalitarianism and rogue states."

MÊK will continue to update you as this story progresses.

- Kiavêvit Kipatiksêv Xita, MÊK Politics Correspondent
15/03/19


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by Polar Svalbard
Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:11 pm
 
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Consul Bellum Klark Zeltargo states an attack on Menna Shuli is an attack on Polar Svalbard


Earlier today the nation of Vyberia, located in South Argus, has issued a threat to Svalbardian ally, Menna Shuli. The nation's leader President Grigory Vasilyev has stated that all options for his nation "Are on the table", this includes the possibility of strikes on Mennan soil. This has raised alarms across the international community due to the fact that it is such a bold threat. The Svalbardian government was quick to respond.

The Consul Bellum held a press conference not long ago with an extensive Q&A session that our reporter was able to participate in. The full video can be watched here.

The Consul stated that in return all options for Polar Svalbard are on the table, it is unclear if nuclear weapons were on the table as any questions involving that were not answered. The consul did say though that Svalbardian allies would be asked to provide support.

In the current conflict Polar Svalbard has offered limited support, mostly logistics based, but the Consul did say that Svalbardian military assets around the region and at home would be mobilized. Asked if this would broaden the scope of Svalbardian engagement in the conflict in San Javier, the Consul answered that it was likely but that he could not say more due to operational security. Earlier today though the Second fleet was seen heading towards the Central Canal which could mean that military assets are being moved into the Southern Sea.

When asked why Polar Svalbard should put itself on the line for Menna Shuli, Klark Zeltargo responded quickly. "Menna Shuli is a strong Svalbardian ally, both economically and military. It extends more than that though, they are like brothers to us. They share the same sense of pride and strength that we have felt all the way back into the days when we were but coastal raiders. Mennan and Svalbardian blood share the same fire, similar to the bond that Polar Svalbard and Miklania have shared over the past century. We cannot roll over meekly when one threatens us or our friends."

We will have to see what happens in the coming days, but it is strongly hoped that Vyberia will stand down now that a strong opponent to its plans has presented itself.
by Vyberia
Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:57 pm
 
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Vyberia To Consider Response Over San Javier

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"All options are on the table over Menna Shuli and it's Coalition over San Javier"


President Grigory Vasilyev has confirmed that all options are open and on the table to Vyberia in response to the attack on San Javier by Menna Shuli. Vasilyev says that the military action over the island was illegal and unjust as Menna Shuli has begun what is being seen as an invasion of San Javier. Vyberia has remained quiet over the issue u until now, but Vasilyev has said that Vyberia cannot sit by and allow an illegal invasion of the native island. Vasilyev has also condemned the actions of the coalition force currently engaged in the conflict, citing that it's disgusting seeing nations actively encouraging and supporting such behavior. When asked what actions Vyberia intends to take, Vasilyev replied that 'all avenues are open on the table' and that Vyberia does not intend to sit back and allow the barbaric and inhumane actions of Menna Shuli to continue.

Vasilyev was asked if Vyberia would send military aid to San Javier, or take military action over Menna Shuli. His response was vague but clarified that by all avenues; military action was included as a possible option. It is unclear when Vyberia will make a decision on it's response, but judging by Vasilyev's words today, a response may be witnessed very soon. It seems that Vyberia is not along in it's condemnation of the attack, several other nations have expressed similar comments but there is currently no indication on a joint response over Menna Shuli. For now it seems enough that Vyberia has spoken of its views, what happens next remain to be seen, but there could be further escalation of this conflict before it's resolved. Vasilyev did finish his speech by saying that he was conducting a meeting with senior Vyberian Military staff to discuss the next steps straight after this news conference.





Vyberian Military could target Menna Shuli over San Javier

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"Fears surface that Vyberia could strike it's neighbor"


'Experts' fear that Vyberia is about to strike against Menna Shuli in a retaliatory response over the San Javier conflict. War against Menna Shuli would be deemed justified after they launched an invasion earlier last week. Vyberian Government has this morning commented that it is considering all options of response, including military action. Vyberia has the firepower and the means to launch catastrophic damage to its border neighbor and would not hesitate in launching strikes. Vyberia would likely seek military targets against Menna Shuli and the nations long range strategic bombers would achieve unrivaled destruction. Whilst military action is seen as the very last option, it's been noted that Menna Shuli is unlikely to withdraw or cease hostiles and the inclusion of multinational forces has exacerbate the situation further. It seems on paper that avenues are limited at this stage, but Vyberia is clear that actions must be taken to stop this conflict against San Javier.

Many people are commenting that Vyberia could strike hard against Menna Shuli and disable it's ability to continue the conflict. Air strikes, Naval Strikes and troops on the ground could all be possible, missile strikes is another option to avoid casualties from Vyberia. But if Vyberia was to strike, it's being questioned how hard, how long and to what extend, online commentators are debating if a strike would have any international impact and would Vyberia just be conducting 'Two Wrongs, No Right'. The inclusion of other nations has brought difficulty in how to approach this issue, aside from starting World War Three, to which Vyberia has no such intentions, it's determined to halt the invasion and seek resolution, even it means Vyberia has to spill blood to achieve it.
by Almorea
Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:42 pm
 
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PRES. HOSTS DORMILL AND STIURA'S DYSON
State visit comes amidst spreading Mennan conflict, rumors of strengthened trade and political ties


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President Cedar M. Dyson of Dormill and Stiura (L) meets with President Alasdair Hallowell (R) outside Carldon Hall in Ellsburgh on March 8, 2019


ELLSBURGH (FBCA)- President Alasdair Hallowell this weekend played host to his counterpart from the United Republics of Dormill and Stiura, Cedar M. Dyson, in a state visit that came amidst a widening international crisis over Mênna Shuli's invasion of San Javier that has exposed divisions among foreign powers and in Almorean politics.

The two presidents met on the steps of Carldon Hall shortly after noon on Friday amidst a display of pageantry that included the playing of the two nations' national anthems, a flag-raising, and a review of the Republican Guard. Police presence was heavy in the capital, with the Special Security Service evicting three thousand "vagrants" from their dwelling-places in the hours before Dyson's visit. After the ceremonies- the second state visit which Ellsburgh has hosted in 2019- Hallowell and Dyson retired into Carldon Hall.

Friday night saw a state dinner attended by the heads of state, as well as by various officials including Deputy President Michael Jardine, Ellsburgh mayor Marlon Caesar, and Secretary of State Kirk Thurson; Dyson's entourage included Paschal Oliver, a high-ranking official in the Ministry of State, and Hervé Dorsey, the Minister of Commerce.

The state visit was the first meeting between the two presidents since the inauguration of President Hallowell in February 2017, and was billed as an opportunity for Almorea and Dormill and Stiura to strengthen bilateral ties at a time of geopolitical uncertainty.

After Dyson left early on Monday morning, the State Department released a short statement summarizing the weekend's discussions that some analysts have panned as short on details.

"The President was happy to discuss a proposed free trade agreement with President Dyson that will reflect his administration's policy of commercial openness with Almorea's partners. Trade representatives from the United Republics will meet with the Trade Secretary next month in order to bring this discussion to the next level. In addition, the President was pleased to schedule a meeting between his partners in the ALDRATO alliance, the President of the Totzkan Union and the Prime Minister of Dragão do Mar, and President Dyson that will tentatively be held in one of the three ALDRATO capitals in June 2019. The President and President Dyson also discussed the ongoing situation in San Javier and recommitted themselves to effective and swift bilateral solutions."

In a private meeting on Sunday evening, Hallowell gave Dyson an original copy of a letter written by Robert William Howard, the first president of Almorea, to Stiuran revolutionaries in 1795, extolling them for their bravery and discussing the virtues of liberty and independence. Hallowell hailed Dyson as "a good friend" and "a man who's really transformed things, an effective leader. An effective leader and a good man."

The Almorean ambassador in Cour Rouge, John Watt, confirmed to the FBCA on Tuesday afternoon that Hallowell will visit Dormill and Stiura in May, the month preceding Dyson's meeting with the ALDRATO heads of state.

The state visit was a welcome distraction for President Hallowell, who has been faced with opposition in the Federalist-controlled Congress over his handling of the San Javier crisis. On March 6, the Senate passed a nonbinding resolution offering its support for Mênna Shuli, a rebuke of the President which has been ignored by Carldon Hall.

This afternoon, in comments to reporters following a meeting with the ambassador of the Hearn of San Jimenez, Secretary Thurson condemned Mennan military operations, praised recent Thuzbek mobilization in support of San Javier, and warned against the intervention of the Mesder Sea Treaty Organization, or MSTO, in the conflict.

"The administration supports Cihangir in what he's doing," Thurson said, referring to the prime minister of Thuzbekistan. "This bloody and ill-considered invasion was, is, and will always be a violation of international law and norms of state-actor conduct. If the MSTO sees fit to intervene, they can expect reasoned, yet firm opposition from Almorea and our alliance partners."

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by Dormill and Stiura
Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:25 am
 
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The Mennan-Javerian War: Day 1, Del Rosario Delta secured after tough fight.
08 March

SHUHAKALLU - After several weeks of tension between the two South Argus nations, Menna Shuli has launched the first strike in what is reported by analysts in the Army as “the start of a long, bloody, and likely inconclusive war”. Although MEK reports that the attack at the delta of Rio del Rosario was ultimately successful, they have not responded to any requests by the Dispatch or other international reporters on the human cost of the battle “[f]or matters of national security”, and in the opinion of the author that the concern is less about leaking battle plans and more about shielding the Mennan people, and the wider Isles from the actual cost of the battle. Further, Prince-General Mipax Sul has refused to make any comments to the Dispatch on the matter for much the same stated reason.

The Dispatch had contacted analysts and historians in Dormill and Stiura to assess what the situation actually is. Professor of History at the University of Waalwijk Placide Van Amersvoort has stated in his reply to us that “The Mennan Army has had a history of suffering massive losses for even the most strategically insignificant victories”, and more importantly than that, he said, he also mentioned that “the Mennans refuse to allow the deaths of thousands to impede their campaigns, the Keverai Expedition and Second Central Argus War are evidence enough where Dormill and Stiura faced the Mennan Army in the field and on the campaign”. In the realm of the modern day, however, Army analyst and reporter for the Dispatch Julius I'Anson has also mentioned “[m]odern war is very different from the Wars Menna Shuli has fought before, even their own warlords aren’t as experienced as the Javerians, who had been fighting for several generations now”, and he agreed with the reports sent to the National Congress that the war will not only end badly for the Mennans, but will have effects that spread across the Isles that nobody had considered earlier.

President Dyson traveling on scheduled trip to Almorea, talks on the Mennan war likely involved.
09 March

KAPOLDER - Early Friday morning, President Dyson left from Kapolder on a previously scheduled state visit to Almorea, tweeting out that addressing the situation between Menna Shuli and San Javier will be included in the discussion. The Federal Union and the United Republics had always shared a unique relationship, both formed from the fires of a revolution to become governments of such similarity. The last time Presidents Dyson and Hallowell met was after the latter’s 2017 inauguration, where they emphasized building a stronger relationship between their nations. This 2019 meeting will focus more on the nitty gritty of this stronger relationship. Some statements from the Ministry of State suggest that a wider arrangement with the ALDRATO bloc (ALmorea - DRagão Do Mar - TOtzka) was also being worked on, but these have not been confirmed by either President leading into Friday.

President Dyson will spend the rest of the weekend in Almorea before returning to Cour Rouge.
by Thuzbekistan
Fri Mar 08, 2019 11:55 pm
 
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Prime Minister Cihangir Calls Mênnan Invasion "Illegal, Inhumane, and Reprehensible", Announces Naval Deployment
3-9-19


Moments ago, Prime Minister Cihangir called an emergency press conference. In it, he delivered the following statement:
"Earlier today, the Mênnan news outlet MEK, quoting Prince-General Sul, announced that they had invaded San Javier and had established a beach head. This invasion is illegal, inhumane, and reprehensible. Instead of trying for negotiation and mediation, the Mênnan have chosen to invade San Javier and violate its sovereignty. In the days before this unjustified crime against the lives of Javerians, the Mênnan delegate had declared an ultimatum that went practically unchallenged by the League of the Western Isles. This implicates the League and marks its failure as an organization. Regardless, this cannot stand. Before coming to the nation today, I contacted our allies abroad to begin building support in San Javier's defense. I also commanded our Central Fleet to deploy to the area. We, as an international community of sovereign nations, cannot allow this to stand. What is currently befalling the island nation is a fate that could happen to any nation in the region should the sovereignty of but one be so carelessly tossed aside. There are established methods that the Mênnan deliberately avoided. As such, we call upon all responsible nations to join us in the coalition to protect Javerian sovereignty and, by extension, our own.

To the Mênnan government, I say this: Withdraw from San Javier lest the whole region follow your reckless example."


Following the press conference, Thuzbek State News verified with sources in the Ministry of the Navy that the Central Fleet had been dispatched and that there were further orders for Marine bases to be activated.

Thuzbek State News will update as needed.
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