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Postby Costa Fierro » Fri Jun 23, 2017 5:47 pm

Fortaleza:

New of the riots did not take long to reach the headquarters of the Policia Federal, who began deploying en masse into the affected areas. Vans and trucks carrying hundreds of police dressed in riot gear, or as much as they could find, deployed into the capital. Every available riot control truck, and some fire engines, were also deployed. Municipal police also joined in, as did the military, who brought with them additional gear and transport.

Upon arrival, the riot police began to attack the rioters, using tear gas, bean bags, water cannons and rubber bullets. Eventually the order is given to use live ammunition, and the police and military begin enforcing that order accordingly.
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Economy: Suntech Enters Fernão's Solar Market, Offers Rooftop Panels
Ramon Montes, Bazar de Fortaleza| Posted: 27 Jun 2017 16:31 TST| International

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Solar energy provider, Suntech Inc, has recently entered the market of Fernão by promising to offer solar power at more affordable rates to residents of the country.



Solar energy provider owned by the Oliveira Organization, Suntech Inc, has recently entered the market of Fernão by promising to offer solar power at more affordable rates to residents of the country.

For installation of rooftop solar panels at their house, consumers can either own their system outright with Suntech BrightBuy, or finance their system purchase with Suntech Bright Advantage, using a loan arranged by Suntech. Apart from providing cheap clean energy options, this initiative is also anticipated to boost employment across New Guernsey and Ferdinand.

The state of Fernão’s physical and geographic conditions is the best in the country for solar power generation, consequently making it ideal for expansion of solar power. Yet the state does not have a renewable energy portfolio standard and does not allow power purchase agreement, which drive utility investment in other states.

Rooftop solar is believed to be one of the best opportunities to create a low cost, reliable modern infrastructure, leading to lower utility expenditures. It is estimated that a typical home solar system would save approximately $750 in future annual infrastructure costs which is in addition to the benefits of clean energy that the system generates.

In the last six months, Suntech has outperformed the Zacks categorized Solar industry. The company’s shares increased 19.9%, while the industry gained 10.6%.

The outperformance can be attributed to the company's growth strategy to develop relationships with third parties. It has been resourceful in establishing strategic relationships with market players across a variety of industries, including large retailers, to generate new customers. The company has also undertaken several steps to introduce new products to penetrate new markets and to expand footprint across states in Fernão.

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Postby Roosevetania » Fri Jun 23, 2017 7:53 pm

Costa Fierro wrote:Eventually the order is given to use live ammunition, and the police and military begin enforcing that order accordingly.

Okay, that's ridiculous. Ignoring.
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Postby Costa Fierro » Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:09 pm

Roosevetania wrote:
Costa Fierro wrote:Eventually the order is given to use live ammunition, and the police and military begin enforcing that order accordingly.

Okay, that's ridiculous. Ignoring.


It's not ridiculous at all.
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Postby Fernaoense Peoples Democratic Front » Sat Jun 24, 2017 2:40 am

Near the National Capitol, Fortaleza, Fernão
23 June, 2017


Iyasu Isaias Mengistu reclined on a myriad of cushions fashioned in a traditional Ethiopian style, his characteristic glass of Ethiopian mead in hand and his belly warmed and senses pleasured by one of his wives. Near him on a table lay a glass of bhang lassi, a traditional beverage that was technically illegal, but the decrees of a state that was an instrument of bourgeois rule would not deter a committed socialist such as Iyasu Isaias Mengistu, with certain police officers always susceptible to a more...liberal interpretation of narcotics laws with a dollar or two. Near him was two television screens, one set to the Fernão News Network and the other a video conference call with the Fortalezan officers in the Fernãoense Democratic Peoples' Front informing him of the situation on the ground in the riots in Fortaleza. The phone lines used by the FPDF in Fortaleza had been newly-secured; they could neither be tapped nor recorded by the police. Not that it would, after all; the police was so cash-strapped that it presumably didn't bother tapping the phones of anyone, much less the office of a Senator and former Labor Secretary who was publicly a loyal citizen to the Federal Republic that he had personally helped create. Yet no risks could be taken, lest Mengistu risk that his efforts since the late 1990s to establish a military would be in vain.

The officers informed him that the police car was rocketing out of Rhodes Street in downtown Fortaleza and was heading in a direction in which it was possible that they were going to numerous major buildings, but that the officers considered it to be likely that the car carrying James Baker and its escorts were going to Fortaleza International Airport. Mengistu, himself a sharp military mind, made the decision to take no chances in such an important activity for the FPDF and ordered that FPDF soldiers be dispatched in armored cars set up on the side of major roads and highways in plainclothes with guns and suicide vests hidden in their clothes; checkpoints, so to speak. Approximately 15-20 soldiers were set up at each checkpoint, with the exception of one located on the road to the Fortaleza International Airport, which numbered nearly 50 soldiers. Small drones no different than ones many used as a recreational pastime were to follow the patrol and alert the officers and Mengistu of any unexpected movements by the escorts of James Baker and their expected destination, so that the soldiers may swiftly move to a checkpoint that James Baker and his escorts are expected to approach. Immediately following the expected attack on James Baker, a computer in a remote town in Maabara protected from any snoopers via TOR was to immediately send out a statement claiming responsibility as revolutionary socialist forces opposed to the Communist Party and the FPDF as sellouts and traitors for not actively waging a violent revolution. Plans were made for an event would bring justice to Ritesh Bell and hopefully instill a revolutionary socialist spirit in the hearts and minds of the Fernãoense proletariat.

Near Fortaleza International Airport, Fortaleza, Fernão
24 June, 2017


The rising Fernãoense sun burnt the crumbling cobblestone road to Fortaleza International Airport, yet the soldiers trudged on, some fearfully walking to their probable fate (or more accurately driving or sitting in their armored cars, others eagerly awaiting their martyrdom in the name of justice and socialism, yet the minds of most being an anxious combination of both. The armored cars set up checkpoint on the side of the road at distances far enough from one another that the cars would not be damaged by the suicide bombings of the other soldiers. Their orders were clear: once the escorts came close enough to any one of the cars, the soldiers would promptly jump out and open fire with their old Soviet AK-47s, hopefully badly hurting and bloodying the escorts. Once the police officers opened fire, any one of the bullets would be needed to hit the suicide vests present in all of the soldiers beneath their outer clothes; this would then set off the bomb present in a suicide vest, itself a powerful thing left from the Civil War in the soldier who was initially hit. The resulting explosion would hopefully further bloody the escorts and would then in turn set off the bombs present in the suicide vests of other soldiers, and so on and so forth. This process would be one that would be repeated every small checkpoint until either James Baker was killed or all of the soldiers were dead except for the ones present at the last checkpoint, which was present at the entrance to the airport and would not open fire until James Baker left the car, where, with a weakened escort, bloodied and exhausted from the previous attacks, the monster could hopefully be finished once and for all. If any of the cars present at the other checkpoints made it to the airport in time after drones signified the probable path of the escort, they would then storm the airport and take control of it so that Baker could be attacked and brought to justice inside the building. By God, they would be the bearers of true justice, proletarian justice, or they would die trying, or both.

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Postby Roosevetania » Sat Jun 24, 2017 8:59 am

Downtown Fortaleza
Fortaleza, Fernao


Twenty-three-year-old Mitul Khatri was a quiet, inconsequential Fernaoan. He never did anything of much significance. That is, until June 24.

He had not been part of the initial looting and robbing that others were, but when he saw Jimmie Baker go free, he was angered more than he had ever been before. When he saw police attacking his fellow citizens, the anger and sense of outrage boiled over.

Khatri knew what he wanted to do. He was going to go out into the streets and fight for justice for Ritesh Bell. He grabbed a bandana and covered his face with it. He opened the door and walked outside.

By now, the fires were all around, people were running everywhere, and there was complete chaos. Khatri saw the police attacking people, and one rubber bullet almost hit him. He grabbed a chunk of concrete from the ground and joined the mob of people throwing things at police.

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Fortaleza, Fernao


The citywide looting continues, with more people smashing cars and setting fires. One of the rioters is twenty-nine-year-old Amir Haddad. He decides that smashing cars isn't enough. He wants more fire.

Haddad has a plan now. He breaks into a store and grabs a container of lighter fluid - it'll burn great. He runs away from the store before anyone can accuse him. He makes his way back to the McDonald's on 2nd Street. He smiles as he thinks about the fire he's about to set.

Upon arriving, Haddad quickly makes his way through the crowd and pours some fuel all around the McDonald's, not wasting any time. He then lights a torch from another fire, and throws it in the McDonald's. The crowd around erupts into cheers as he runs away. As soon as he is far enough away, he turns and looks at the building. I hope the whole thing burns to the ground, he thinks.

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Postby Western Pacific Territories » Sat Jun 24, 2017 9:16 pm

News reporters and their filming crews begin gathering around the Senate building, extremely eager to gain access to cover this story about a scandal worthy of impeachments, which was sure to generate millions of views.
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Postby Ainin » Sat Jun 24, 2017 9:32 pm

A man casually strolls across downtown Fortaleza. Nothing happens to him because the riots are suddenly wiped out by an orbital IGNORE cannon.
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Postby Western Pacific Territories » Sat Jun 24, 2017 9:44 pm

Ainin wrote:A man casually strolls across downtown Fortaleza. Nothing happens to him because the riots are suddenly wiped out by an orbital IGNORE cannon.

God wonders who the fuck took his ignore cannon. He's supposed to be omnipresent, right? Why can't he remember where he went.

Somewhere, God smites an indigenous tribe's village.

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Postby The Sarian » Mon Jun 26, 2017 3:20 am

Whilst being dragged out the Private Secretary pulled off a mask revealing that she was actually Senator Viel's fainting intern in disguise

After being dragged out, the Private Secretary ran back in and pointed a gun at the President pro temporae "hasta la vista ah shit that's Calaverde sorry"

Before being dragged out, the Private Secretary jumped into a Vienna Elliot style small airplane that magically appeared in the typical Vienna Elliot style

The Private Secretary pulled open her stylish female blazer to reveal a suicide vest, blowing up the entirety of the Senate AND ALL THE IDIOTS AND LOSERS WHO OPPOSED HER

The Private Secretary couldn't be escorted out because she had heard of the plans through her super fast 12G internet supplied to her by Drago Dragomere

The Private Secretary fled for the Bahamas where she started a lesbian relationship with Andrea Wallace

The Private Secretary could be heard muttering through the magic microphones that even Boris Johnson allowed people to vote when suspended for bullshit reasons
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BREAKING - Vishal Vig leaves Fortalezan hospital, smile on face
Vishal Vig, the man who founded the RGA, served as the provisional president, and first President of Fernão, is controversial for being a quote "do-nothing president". While he initially served as a strong figurehead for Fernãoese democracy and unity, and appointed a strong cabinet to that effect, he famously went more or less quiet after his election.

As we are discovering today, Former President Vig was in fact in and out of a number of hospitals due to complications caused by wounds the former president sustained fighting in the civil war, and quietly fell into a coma some time ago. Former President Vig was seen today leaving a hospital in central Fortaleza on his own two feet and in high spirits.

No news yet whether this means anything significant for the nation's politics.

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Postby Roosevetania » Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:28 am

The Miaphysite Church of Coptic Archism wrote:(Image)
BREAKING - Vishal Vig leaves Fortalezan hospital, smile on face
Vishal Vig, the man who founded the RGA, served as the provisional president, and first President of Fernão, is controversial for being a quote "do-nothing president". While he initially served as a strong figurehead for Fernãoese democracy and unity, and appointed a strong cabinet to that effect, he famously went more or less quiet after his election.

As we are discovering today, Former President Vig was in fact in and out of a number of hospitals due to complications caused by wounds the former president sustained fighting in the civil war, and quietly fell into a coma some time ago. Former President Vig was seen today leaving a hospital in central Fortaleza on his own two feet and in high spirits.

No news yet whether this means anything significant for the nation's politics.

The former president is met with cheers from citizens gathered outside the hospital.
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Postby The Miaphysite Church of Coptic Archism » Sat Jul 01, 2017 2:04 am

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- The first president of Fernão, Vishal Vig, acknowledged his return to national politics today in a short news interview. He showed the interviewer his new RGA membership documentation, and joked about "just missing" leadership nominations in the party. Former President Vig announced he intended to stand in a soon-coming bi-election for a constituency near his home and re-enter the chamber of the national senate for the first time since his election to the presidency. Current polls are estimating that Former President Vig will be swept into victory by hopeful voters who supported his long-gone non-partisan policies.

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Postby Cuprum » Sat Jul 01, 2017 12:58 pm

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Lifestyle: More girls than boys in New Guernsey
Ramon Montes, Bazar de Fortaleza| Posted: 1 Jul 2017 16:31 TST| International

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Recently report show that there are more females than males in New Guernsey population's composition.



While there are more women than men in New Guernsey? When you look around in a crowded space, such as Fortaleza Square or an auditorium filled with people, it seems like there is generally an equal distribution of men and women. As a total population, however, we are not equally split between genders. There are roughly 120 women for every 100 men on New Guernsey, which strikes some people as unusual. Nature doesn’t do anything randomly, so there must be some explanation for this peculiar population statistic.

The birth rate is even more skewed. Approximately 130 women are born for every 100 men, but over time that number seems to even out. Over the course of millions of years of evolution, nature has a way of working out the kinks, and this imbalanced birth rate is evidence of that. The sex of any fetus is dependent on a number of factors, including the parents’ health, behavioral habits, age, previous childbirth experiences and the mother’s ovulation cycle. All of those factors contribute to the imbalanced ration of 130:100, but there is a good reason for stacking the deck in favor of females.

By nature, male infants are more likely to suffer some sort of health issue or premature death. Furthermore, as men age, they are more likely to develop serious health issues and engage in risky behavior. Additionally, throughout history, men have been more likely to kill one another than women. Countless wars, conflicts and even violent domestic disputes usually end with a much greater loss of life for males. This has been true since the earliest days of our species’ development, so it makes sense that nature had to compensate.

These elements cause male populations to decline at a faster rate than female populations over time, resulting in the global population ratio of 120 women : 100 men. The remaining difference be explained by certain social and cultural traditions, such as polygamy and females empowerment.

It’s pretty hard to find any fault in the natural order of gender, and while you may feel like a slight minority as a man, at times, in the grand scheme of things, the difference isn’t all that great. If you want to live in a world dominated by males, visit the Middle East, but if you want to relax somewhere with more females than males, take a trip to New Guernsey!

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Lifestyle: More girls than boys in New Guernsey
Ramon Montes, Bazar de Fortaleza| Posted: 1 Jul 2017 16:31 TST| International

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Recently report show that there are more females than males in New Guernsey population's composition.



While there are more women than men in New Guernsey? When you look around in a crowded space, such as Fortaleza Square or an auditorium filled with people, it seems like there is generally an equal distribution of men and women. As a total population, however, we are not equally split between genders. There are roughly 120 women for every 100 men on New Guernsey, which strikes some people as unusual. Nature doesn’t do anything randomly, so there must be some explanation for this peculiar population statistic.

The birth rate is even more skewed. Approximately 130 women are born for every 100 men, but over time that number seems to even out. Over the course of millions of years of evolution, nature has a way of working out the kinks, and this imbalanced birth rate is evidence of that. The sex of any fetus is dependent on a number of factors, including the parents’ health, behavioral habits, age, previous childbirth experiences and the mother’s ovulation cycle. All of those factors contribute to the imbalanced ration of 130:100, but there is a good reason for stacking the deck in favor of females.

By nature, male infants are more likely to suffer some sort of health issue or premature death. Furthermore, as men age, they are more likely to develop serious health issues and engage in risky behavior. Additionally, throughout history, men have been more likely to kill one another than women. Countless wars, conflicts and even violent domestic disputes usually end with a much greater loss of life for males. This has been true since the earliest days of our species’ development, so it makes sense that nature had to compensate.

These elements cause male populations to decline at a faster rate than female populations over time, resulting in the global population ratio of 120 women : 100 men. The remaining difference be explained by certain social and cultural traditions, such as polygamy and females empowerment.

It’s pretty hard to find any fault in the natural order of gender, and while you may feel like a slight minority as a man, at times, in the grand scheme of things, the difference isn’t all that great. If you want to live in a world dominated by males, visit the Middle East, but if you want to relax somewhere with more females than males, take a trip to New Guernsey!

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Postby NSG Senate Administrators » Sun Jul 09, 2017 11:16 am

BBC
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9 July 2017 18:15 GMT


The most powerful earthquake in the history of the western Indian Ocean has struck off the coast of Somalia, triggering a massive tsunami headed towards the Indian coast.

The earthquake registered a 8.9 on the Richter scale, making it slightly smaller than the 2004 Sumatra earthquake and the 2011 Tohoku earthquake.

The tsunami first made land on the New Guernsey islands of Fernão, a small country recently liberated from authoritarian rule.

Initial reports indicate widespread damage of the New Guernsey islands, as well as significant damage to Ferdinand and Sarkar, the two main islands of the country.

Some 550 fatalities have been noted so far, with the toll expected to significantly rise into the thousands.

Entire villages and numerous houses, cars, and boats have been washed away.

The New Guernsey islands are largely rural, with parts among them being the least developed regions of Fernão.

There is no automatic earthquake warning system in the country, and it is unknown if the limited capacities for evacuation were prepared or executed.

The few eyewitness reports from the islands have largely come from the town of Enakometa on the small island of Tanhulão.

Tanhulão is on the eastern side of the New Guernsey chain and, due to its volcanic origins, has a higher elevation.

The more developed and urban regions of Fernão have experienced massive electricity cuts and flooding near the coast, in addition to widespread personal property damage caused by the shaking from the earthquake.

Older buildings have collapsed across the country, as Fernão has few building standards geared towards earthquakes.

The earthquake was centered about 250 miles off the coast of Somalia, and about 50 miles southeast of the Yemeni island of Socotra, on a fault between the African and Indo-Australian plates.

It is the second largest earthquake in the recorded history of the Indian Ocean and the largest to ever strike on the boundary between the African and Indo-Australian plates.

The tsunami will strike Somalia imminently, and though it will arrive at a lesser magnitude than in Fernão, it is expected to cause similar devastation.

The tsunami will soon strike India as well, with waves up to six feet high.

Authorities of cities and towns along the Somali and Indian coasts have ordered evacuation of affected areas.

Early estimates suggest several hundred or a couple thousand fatalities in Somalia, and a few hundred in India, mostly amongst members of the populace without the ability to evacuate.

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has expressed his condolences to victims and his pledge that the United Nations will remain “intimately involved” with the rescue and other operations in the wake of the massive event.

This sentiment has been echoed by numerous world leaders and heads of NGOs, including the Red Cross and Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders.



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Written and posted by MV. Any concerns can be voiced in the lobby or via TG to MV.

I’ve based the rough location of Fernão off of this early map: http://i.imgur.com/4tBD8ct.png. The composition of the islands has changed since then, but again, just using this for rough location.

The direction of the tsunami and the island of Tanhulão are both marked on the edited constituency map below. The town of Enakometa is in the center of the western part of the island of Tanhulão. In Fernão more broadly, the New Guernsey islands are the chain to the west, Ferdinand is the central island, and Sarkar is to the east.

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Postby Zurkerx » Sun Jul 09, 2017 4:45 pm

Raj Jindal walks around. He is shocked by the devastation that has struck Fernão. Not too long ago, an earthquake had occurred which had destroyed most of the buildings in the surrounding area. The last time he saw such devastation was in 2011 when the Tohoku Earthquake struck Japan.

"Maybe now we can come together. Politics shouldn't be an issue now, hopefully-"

"Can somebody help me?"

Raj looks up and sees a woman trying to lift some debris. Sensing trouble, he runs over to the woman to lend her a helping hand.
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Postby Western Pacific Territories » Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:55 pm

A man somewhere in New Guernsey digs himself out of the rubble of his home and hops, with only one leg, all the way to the nearest field hospital.

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Postby Costa Fierro » Mon Jul 10, 2017 10:00 pm

Fortaleza:
Reports of damage in New Gurnsey and around Fernão were slowly coming in. Defence Secretary Sunil Singh Panehal was at home when the earthquake struck, and now rushed under police escort through the panicked streets of the capital, where thousands of people were now out in the streets. Local police struggled to respond quickly and the sound of sirens quickly drowned out the sounds of people talking, screaming, crying. People stood in groups, trying to make sense of what had occurred and what to do next. Many buildings in the capital had suffered some damage, and large crowds were crawling over the ones that had collapsed, attempting to pull people out.

The Ministry of Defence building was, like every other government builidng, better built than most. Government gridlock and politicking meant that his office on the top floor overlooking the grounds facing the main avenue in Fortaleza had not even been emptied of its papers and his files, as no successor had been named. Panehal arrived to the relief of many staffers who were anxious about what to do next. His senior aide was still there and she ran up to him and hugged him.
"Thank heavens you're here," she said. "We were wondering if anyone in the government was going to show."
"Have we established contact with anyone in New Gurnsey?" Panehal asked.
"No we haven't. All the phone lines are gone and mobile services are overloaded."
"Get me a satellite phone," Panehal ordered. "Meanwhile I want mobilization orders for all defense sectors to prepare their logistics, engineering and medical units. Get the Chief of Staff of the Air Force and tell him to prepare all available military cargo transport aircraft." Panehal's aide nodded and ran off.

Contact with New Gurnsey was established three and a half hours after the earthquake began. The line was of bad quality, but it was enough that he could understand the person on the other end.
"We've already mobilised what we can to evacuate people, distribute supplies and give medical assistance to those that need it," the voice said. "But it's extremely challenging. Roads have been washed out or damaged, whole communities have been lost. We're working with the state government on establishing contact to the most affected areas, but the infrastructure in many places is destroyed."
"We'll have more supplies and soldiers on the way. The first aircraft should arrive within a few hours," Panehal said. "What's the security situation there?"
"Chaotic," the voice replied. "The local and federal police here can barely respond to all the calls for help, let alone patrol the streets and keep looters away. We've had to issue soldiers with live ammunition in order to keep the peace and safely distribute supplies and transport equipment and medical personnel to the places that need it."
"I will give what I can," Panehal said. "I'll do what is necessary. Help is coming." Panehal ended the call and then called his senior aide into his office.
"Can you pass an order down to the senior sector commanders to start mobilizing their troops for deployment to the affected areas please?" he asked. His aide nodded before speaking.
"The cameras are waiting," she said. "Are you ready to make your statement?" Panehal nodded.

The media room of at the Ministry was like that of any other major government ministry: a large, bland grey room with a pedestal at the front of the room emblazoned with the ministry's crest on it. Two flags of Fernão hung from polls either side. As he stepped up to the podium, cameras began to flash and cameramen focused in on him. Panehal placed his papers on the pedestal and took a breath.
"Today marks one of the darkest and saddest days in our nation's history," he began. "Words cannot express at how deeply saddened I am by the day's events and the tsunami which has caused untold destruction to our great nation. I wish to extend my deepest condolences to the families who have lost loved ones in this tragedy. However, there are still many people that are in need of urgent assistance. In my capability as Secretary of Defence, I have issued orders to the Army and to the Air Force to mobilize emergency response teams to be deployed immediately to the affected areas in New Gurnsey and elsewhere. Furthermore, the Navy will also be mobilized to assist in the delivering of essential supplies, equipment and personnel and in the evacuation of those who need to be evacuated. In order to safely and effectively respond to this disaster, and to prevent looting of shops and homes, I am imposing a curfew on the affected areas which will come into effect at nine o'clock this evening. Anyone on the streets at night will be asked to return to their homes or directed to emergency shelters set up by our armed forces. Anyone who refuses these requests will be arrested. Furthermore, this order shall extend to Fortaleza. Thank you for your attention and for your cooperation." Panehal then gave a gesture of thanks to the reporters before leaving the briefing room, his aide stepping up to the pedestal to answer questions from journalists.

As he returned to his office, he spoke to the garrison commander in Fortaleza.
"If the President cannot be removed through political means," he said. "I want you and your soldiers to be sent to the Presidential Palace to formally make an arrest. But only when I give the order to do so. Understood?" The commander nodded, turned and walked in the opposite direction of Panehal, who entered an elevator and rode it to the top floor.
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Postby MERIZoC » Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:53 pm

Fortaleza:

Rob Kattur rushed into the Department of Public Works building, flanked by a team of soldiers. The building was in disarray, staffers running every which way, making phone calls and filing reports. Left rudderless after the disappearance of the President and much of her cabinet, the department was taken over by the Deputy Secretary, who, while a competent man, was unsure of what to do given the present situation and lack of executive leadership.

"Mr. Deputy Secretary!" yelled Kattur, barging into the man's office. "It's been nearly 20 hours and we still don't have enough aid down there. What have you been doing?"
"We've been trying to get in air shipments, Senator," said the Secretary. "We've been collaborating with the Department of Health, but we just don't have enough to get supplies there in time."
"Use trains then. Check the lines as quick as possible,then get whatever supplies you can to the coast, the military can take it from there. Get them whatever info you can on New Gurnsey roads and bridges, find out what they can use, what needs to be cleared. And take every train you can use, I don't care where it's going, it's delivering supplies to the boats now."

Kattur turned to the lieutenant standing next to him.
"Relay all that to the secretary of Defense, and then get me in communication with him as soon as he's available. In the meantime, the Deputy Secretary and I will direct this department's efforts." The officer gave a nod and walked off. Kattur directed the other soldiers to start organizing the staffers towards the current objective, and then picked up a phone to see if the Health minister was still around.
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Postby Ainin » Tue Jul 11, 2017 7:09 pm

Amman Singh ignore-cannons the non-existent Army and goes his merry way.
"And when the last law was down, and the Devil turned round on you — where would you hide, Roper, the laws all being flat?"

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Postby Western Pacific Territories » Tue Jul 11, 2017 7:44 pm

Ainin wrote:Amman Singh ignore-cannons the non-existent Army and goes his merry way.

Yahweh, after spending a entire month searching for the ignore canon finally realizes who has it.

'There you are, you little shit.'

Shortly after, a aftershock results and another, smaller tsunami hits Southern New Guernsey.

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Postby New World Oceania » Fri Jul 14, 2017 2:42 pm

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Vienna Eliot Casts Vote
Marco Roboto, Fernão News Network | June 20 2017

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Vienna Eliot, looking dazed and tired, casts his vote in the first round of the presidential election.


- (Zionshire, Ma'abara) Vienna Eliot, the 33 year-old Governor of Ma'abara, cast his vote today in the first round of the Fernão general election.

The two-term governor is running to be president after what inside sources say was a long period of preparation for the job. Eliot travelled across Fernão several months ago to promote his book, The Work of History, before declaring his candidacy. He spent the last several weeks campaigning in suburban areas of the Ferdinand and Sarkar, where he appealed to lower class voters and made a case for his "New Deal for Fernão," a plan for his first days in office to rebuild the nation. His running mate, Adam Kahn, visited each island of the nation's archipelago on a boat tour of rural New Guernsey.

The Eliot campaign was brought to a halt after the tsunami and subsequent devastation two weeks ago. Vienna Eliot first returned to Ma'abara for an emergency legislative session, then appeared on the ground in southern New Guernsey, where he worked with NGOs to direct recovery operations.

Fellow members of the Popular Alliance, which formed as a merger of the Coalition of Workers and Farmers and the Humanist Union in the wake of the disaster, Vice President Beto Goncalves and former Secretary Julie Shah filed to run as well, reportedly to the frustration of the Eliot team. While the campaign declined comment, "frustration was high ... We hadn't been given any heads up," one senior staffer told us.

"Deborah [Canova, campaign manager] suspects the merger was organized by Goncalves to bolster his candidacy."

The Governor cast his vote this morning in his hometown of Zionshire, Ma'abara. He is expected to have voted for his own presidential ticket, and for his wife, Elsinore Ophelia-Eliot, for Senate. The Eliots were noticeably absent from each others campaigns except on a few occasions. The presidential candidate is also believed to have voted against a ballot initiative regarding solar energy, citing ulterior corporate interests veiled by the initiative, and to have cast an undisclosed ballot for candidates to the constitutional convention convened by President Krishnan.[/quote]

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Postby New World Oceania » Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:56 pm

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Eliot and Haverkamp Win First Round of Presidential Election
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Vienna Eliot speaks at a rally Sunday night.


- (Fortaleza, Fernão) The Elections Commission is expected to confirm later today that Governor of Ma'abara Vienna Eliot and Mayor of Fortaleza Nick Haverkamp will proceed to the second round of presidential elections.

Shortly after exit polls came in, Haverkamp was a sure favorite, with the second place tied closely first between Beto Goncalves and Vishal Vig, then between Eliot and the former president. By midnight, though, a couple hours after polls had closed, Vig's former strongholds in Sarkar had gone to Eliot, and Goncalves was down 3 points.

Vienna Eliot was quick, but seemingly shy, to give a speech to supporters. The speech was broadcast on the BBC and is available here.

Haverkamp, despite his early lead, appeared decidedly more careful, waiting until later on to give a speech.

President Goncalves conceded and lent his support to Governor Eliot, and Eliot reciprocated his thanks on Twitter with a collage of photographs of the two, captioned, "Our alliance, our election, our Fernão."

Several Senate races were wrapped up last night as well, with all list seats being decided and some incumbents winning an outright majority in the first round of voting. One challenger, Elsinore Ophelia-Eliot, wife of Governor Vienna Eliot, was elected from the Zionshire constituency with a majority of 58.12%.

The counting of ballots for state elections is still underway. In Ma'abara, Eliot-backed Pao Alto Picaco was eliminated in the first round. State assembly elections were held in every state, while gubernatorial elections were held in Ma'abara and Sarkar, with a mayoral election for the free city of Babri.

FNN is conducting polling for the second round of elections.

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