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Postby Midrasia » Thu Jul 20, 2017 6:57 am

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KING PRONOUNCED DEAD AT 95



Lotrič, Midrasia - The King of Midrasia, Luix XII was pronounced dead today at 02:34. The King was believed to have died of a heart attack following the news of his grandson's death only days earlier. Whilst the King had been entered into Lulit Hospital several days earlier, the royal household had given assurances that his majesty was not in a serious condition.

The King was believed to have heard the news of his grandson, and heir's, death only several hours after it was confirmed in Almira. It has been speculated that the King, in a state of shock went into cardiac arrest after hearing the news, during which he was transferred to hospital. Several hours later the King was pronounced dead. Whilst many suspected that it would not be long before the Midrasian monarch passed away of old age, nobody suspected that it would be under such awful familial circumstances.

Luix XII had ruled Midrasia since his accession in 1957 at age 35 following the death of his father Henri VII. Luix came to the throne at a difficult time, overseeing the latter half of the National Coalition government and then presiding over the dismantling of the Midrasian colonial empire. At 95 Luix was the oldest and longest reigning Midrasian monarch. Luix's first son and heir, François passed away in 1997, a situation which was believed to have left to monarch a changed man.
Renowned for his international humanitarian work and patronage of a number of initiatives and charities ranging from issues of child poverty, illegal poaching and environmentalism, the monarch was always at the forefront of international humanitarian efforts. Preparations will now begin for he joint funeral of the monarch and his grandson. Midrasia will enter a state of national mourning for a period of two weeks, during which time no comedy programs will be aired on the Midrasian Broadcasting Service.

Luix will be succeeded by his granddaughter Aliénor. It is believed that campaigning for the general election will be suspended for the following weeks. In light of this officials have stated that they will reschedule Election Day to take account of these events
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Crylantian Government announces Condolences to Midrasian Government


In response to King Luix XII of Midrasia's death, the Crylantian Government has released a statement announcing its condolences towards the Midrasian people and their government. The statement, structured as an open letter and signed by the seven members of the National Council, as well as other prominent politicians such as Vaniric First Minister Astrid Couch, Reform Party spokesperson Flavius Septimus, Socialist Party spokesperson Dagmar Sigurðadottir and People's Party leader Ulrikke Nørup, issued a celebration of the late King's life and his deeds, such as his commitment to humanitarian work and issues such as child poverty and climate change. The letter also acknowledged the death of the heir to throne, Prince Napoleone's death a few days earlier, and stated that the government gave its best wishes to Princess Aliénor, who will be the next monarch.

Tuition Fees to be dropped by Crylantian Government


After much deliberation within both the Federal Department for Education, Research and Healthcare, and the National Council itself, followed by a quick vote in the Great Council, the Government has decided to scrap tuition fees within the Crylantian Federation. Currently, tuition fees are limited to the fee of 2,500 international dollars, although the average amount is 1,500 international dollars, and the only university to charge the full amount is Lillehavn University, which specialises in economics and business. Arthur Troelsen, the current Director for Education, Research and Healthcare, has long been a supporter of scrapping tuition fees, and proposed the idea to the National Council on Monday 3rd July. The proposal was seconded by Alfredo Gabbascia, Jenný Anadottir and Rikard Steinsson, although the Reform Party and Farmers' Party delegates remained sceptical. However, after a long debate, it was decided that tuition fees were a barrier to the Crylantian value of equality of opportunity, and thus the National Council agreed that tuition fees should be scrapped.

A vote was then held within both houses in the Great Council, which saw a 180-45 margin in the People's Assembly and a 39-12 margin in the States' Assembly. This means that students enrolling in Crylantian universities for September will not have to pay and that students currently at university will not have to pay tuition fees for future years they are at university.

Astrid Couch seconds Call for Yidaoese Regional Summit


The First Minister of the Vanir Islands, Astrid Couch, has seconded the call by the Ajerri government for a regional economic summit. The Vanir Islands have a population of merely 38,000 people, who live in a territory which, despite being classed as "very high" on the Human Development Index and being a relatively high-income territory, is highly dependent on tourism for its economy.
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Postby Pan-Slavic Nations » Sat Jul 22, 2017 9:57 am

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Tyronovian Ground Forces Continue Advance Into Wustenland

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Smoke billowing over destroyed Wusten defences following Tyronovian air strike


The Wusten border town of Zieredovich, just 120 km across the Wusten-Tyro border from Kantad, has been under fire from the Tyronovian Landarmee for 3 days. Continuous support from aircraft has seen Tyronovian units push forward around 4 km into the evacuated city. Wusten troops are reportedly retreating further to consolidate their forces. According to the Tyronovian Bundesheer, it will take an estimated 5 more days to fully occupy the town. Zieredovich is just 7 km across, but will provide a tactical foothold in Wustenland, beyond the hilly border terrain.

"There's no doubt our forces can seize an overwhelming victory," Tyronovian Chief of the General Staff, General Viktor Kittel, told TNA yesterday. "Wustenland was, and is not, prepared for war on all sides."

Current estimates claim that the cost of the war will amount to less than NVM$20 billion, accounting for equipment, ammunition and potential losses. While Tyronova has a much larger force than Wustenland on the front at present, military analysts believe that favourable terrain in Wustenland could impede the Bundesheer slightly. However, so far, the increasing pace of the Tyronovian offensive might continue to swallow up the Wusten forces. The wide frontline, with its hilly terrain, provides increased opportunities for a Wusten counterattack, but considering current circumstances and logistical limitations of the Wusten army, such a counterattack has been deemed "highly unlikely".
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Postby Navack » Sun Jul 23, 2017 4:03 pm

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Navish elections after the Copa.

Good Night Navish nation! The great presidential election is approaching. The former president Erick Svëin elected from the Sociesk Libersparttën (Social Liberal Party) has been holding the presidency for the last 8 years, completing so, his 2 terms government imit. His popularity was measured with an increase at the end of his first term at the end of 2013, 83,5% (-3% or +3%) approved the government. the last semester survey showed up that his popularity has decreased by 16,2%, reaching a total of 67,3% of the people's approval. The most complain registered by the survey was that the government was turning itself to an "Abnormal Left-wing government". The nationalization of a lot of enterprises (and the bankrupt of some others due the lack of the State's investment.) Also, the intern debt with the national regions increased due the new politics created in 2014, the "Give more to the Poor Act". The act determine that the higher is the profit made by a National Region, the least the State will provide back, and the least produced, higher is the government's return. The regions of Berke, Igard and Sotherian totally disagree with this act, which has been coming a reason for several protests over the three biggest cities of the country.

On the first Sunday after the Copa d'Aeia, the political debates will start. Each of the 6 most important news channel in Navack will broadcast the debates. The five parties already have their candidates: The SL (Social Liberal Party) chose Yÿan Hojndför, former governor of Alvorak; The SD (Social Democratic Party) chose the actual vice-president Olga Siegfried; The ML (Peope's Red Party) chose Greogery Ruffålin, actual leader of the ML on the National Senate; The RC (Republic Conservative Party) chose Oswald Fjördstein, National Deputy represent from Berke; And the RK (Independent Royal Party) chose Guenbërg II, the great-great son of the last King of Navack, Magnus VIII.

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Postby Ajerrin » Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:13 am

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Queen Lani Creates The Sharks, First National Football Team


New Hope - Queen Lani has given her blessing to create the first ever national football team, The Sharks. The team will be led by legendary striker of the Lahui Crowns and the former coach of the Red Coral Reef Sharks, Kupono Hopaeo. The decision comes ahead of the 2017 Copa d'Aei hosted by Navack and Crylante. Wainani Mano has been tapped from the Lahui Crowns to be the Captain of the Sharks. Mano is coming off an amazing year as the top defender of the Crowns despite two red cards. A pillar of strength for club and country, Mano was key to the Crowns win in the 2017 Queen's Cup producing the key tackles and interceptions that put him on the map as one of the world's best defenders.

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Postby Ajerrin » Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:36 pm

ROYAL FAMILY TO HOST REGIONAL ECONOMIC SUMMIT IN NEW HOPE

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Queen Lani Announces the CAYI Economic Summit Last Night



New Hope -- The Queen on Monday reinforced her reputation as the nation's leader on economic growth, announcing that the Royal Family would gather leaders from Yidao and Catai for an economic summit this summer.

Speaking by videoconference to the National Economic Festival in Folani Point, where regional royal families are joining other corporate leaders to discuss the future of the Kingdom, the Queen said "Our economic growth is the most important piece of the puzzle to put Ajerrin on the road to prosperity.

"Look, its up to you and its up to me and tens of millions of other people to get it together and improve our nation. That is why we're having the CAYI Economic Summit in New Hope this summer," the Queen told the crowd.

The summit meeting will bring together the leaders of states, cities, businesses and others who made pledges to improve the standing of the region. According to the Queen's Office, the summit meeting will be the first time an Ajerri state has hosted an international economic summit with the direct goal

The Queen has spent the past several months attempting to create a strong foundation for economic growth within the nation and the region, opening relations with Ternca, Gorku, Malban, and Orubasishtan. Her Highness has also traveled to the various industrial and commercial hubs within the Kingdom where she encouraged companies and people to move towards finding ways to create growth within their respective industry.

The Queen maintained that her goal was not to antagonize the larger nations, but to urge other nations to be open to trade and Ajerri business. She predicted opposition to the summit from The UPs and Royal Nationalists in her announcement but chose to quell the fears of nationalist Ajerri by highlighting the potential for stagnant growth and unemployment, which could impact every man woman and child of the archipelago.

Reactions on social media of opposition were small but Kio'o Keoki Akana [UP - Er'in'a 4th District] led the charge against the summit. "The people of Er'in'a do not want our islands flooded with foreigners taking the jobs of our hardworking families. Our Queen must not open our doors to strip our nation of its natural resources."

Representatives from the Vanir Islands and Ternca, along with other nations, have already accepted the call to a summit.

OCC: For more information on the summit, including signing up for the conference and the RP of said conference click here.


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Public Healthcare Funding for Gender Reassignment
News >> Politics >> Healthcare (News >> Politics >> LGBT Rights) | Posted: 20 July 2017 09:00 AM | Last Updated: 23 July 2017 10:35 AM
In 2009, the Public Health Finance Appropriations Committee, or the PHFAC passed a measure to change gender reassignment surgery from its previous classification as a "reconstructive surgery" to an "elective or cosmetic procedure". As a result, many health departments in cantons dominated by the Conservative Democratic Party (CDP) and Aptaran Alliance (AA) have come under fire for their attempts to prevent funding such procedures at all, with CDP and AA representatives generally cite public spending concerns and health care program solvency as the primary justification.

The Glanish National Organization for Sexual and Gender Minorities (LSK), however, has claimed that conservative politicians in Glanodel seek to restrict funding for needed medical procedures on the basis of prejudicial bias against such minorities. In response, the LSK filed law suits in late February of this year against the health departments of Fogilundr, Siwald, and Villradäl. These cases are predicted to have a final ruling within cantonal supreme courts by the end of the August.

Most legal experts, as well as the LSK, have publicly admitted that a ruling in favor of the cantonal governments' rights to control how their resources are distributed. As a result, the case is expected before the Supreme Court of Glanodel by early next year.

The Right to Refuse Service
News >> Politics >> LGBT Rights | Posted: 24 July 2017 08:00 AM | Last Updated: 24 July 2017 8:35 AM
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Since the Supreme Court's Glaseret v. LSK ruling in 1974, businesses in Glanodel have been legally permitted to refuse service to anyone under any circumstances, be it gender, perceived/assumed sexual orientation, race or ethnicity, nationality, or age. According to the ruling, "while federal and cantonal agencies are bound by the Constitution to serve all citizens equally without discrimination, the government does not have the authority to compel private organizations to do the same. Thus, any private, or partially private companies reserve the right to refuse service ... on any grounds they see fit." Despite a sizable negative response immediately following the ruling, this precedent has since, mostly fallen from public memory, until now.

On 30 June, a case was filed by the Glanish Civil Liberties Association (GBF) and the Glanish National Organization for Sexual and Gender Minorities (LSK) with the Glanish Supreme Court challenging this long standing rule. Since the public announcement was made on 5 July 2017, the Glanish Organization for Economic Freedom and Free Enterprise (FOFF), as well as many free market activists and several conservative politicians, have publicly condemned the new challenge, citing that the Glanish government does not have the right to interfere directly with how businesses operate so long as they do not physically harm or endanger the lives of their customers or employees.

In response, the GBF and LSK has said that one of the government's primary responsibilities, as delegated by the Constitution, is to ensure and protect the rights of all Glanish citizens. They calim that by allowing private businesses to disregard citizens' rights, the government in direct conflict with this basic obligation of the state.
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"I speak for the trees!"
News >> Environment (Entertainment >> Cinema) | Posted: 16 July 2017 12:00 PM | Last Updated: 16 July 2017 02:35 PM
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In 2012, Ottesen Studios released a film based on a famous children's story, The Lorax. The film follows a young boy seeking to earn the affections of his next door neighbor by finding a tree, which in the movie's (and book's) setting have all but disappeared due to extensive environmental damage to the local area as a result of over industrialization. The movie's main protagonists are the young boy, Ted Wiggins, a wealthy industrialist known as the Once-ler, and a mythical creature known as the Lorax. The Once-ler, a personification of industrialism and the harmful nature of corporate greed on the environment, is ultimately responsible for killing most of the trees off. The Lorax, or the "speaker of the trees" as he refers to himself, is the personification of nature itself, and pleads with the Once-ler in the beginning to cease his over use of the land. Without giving away the end of the story, the viewer is essentially left with a dismal depiction of consequences of corporate greed and the disregarding of sustainable use of natural resources.

While the movie received mixed reviews and most critics agree it did not keep with the spirit of the book, which follows a very similar plot, the movie still became the subject of controversy rather quickly. Almost immediately following the release of the movie, numerous organizations and industry representatives spoke out against it, claiming it unfairly represented the logging industry, among others, and potentially painted success and aspiration in a negative light.

The movie has since experienced a revival within public discourse as result of its adoption as the mascot for the environmental movement known as the Environmentalists National, a movement spearheaded by the Green Party of Glanodel. Primarily concerned with swaying young entrepreneurs to adopt green practices as they start new businesses, as well as helping current small businesses to convert to green technology, the EN has become better known for its part in the ongoing discussion over petroleum sales, or more specifically, Glanodel's sale of petroleum to other countries. Despite petroleum and the pretroleum industry's key role within the Glanish economy, many environmentalists are pushing to not only eliminate Glanodel's usage of biofuels, but also its exports. As stated by the EN spokesperson Dr. Patrick Kristoffersen, "we share the climate. All humans, everywhere, on every continent, in every country. As a result, simply reducing our own carbon emissions is not the only answer to avoiding climate change. Reducing global emissions must also be a priority. As one of the world's foremost exporters of petroleum, Glanodel is in a unique position to reduce the global supply of expendable biofuels."
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Ãlesandir Recognises Same-Sex Relationships
2017 August 4
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The Viceroyalty of Ãlesandir became the first Volghari state to officially recognise de-facto relationships between homosexuals today with the passing of the De-Facto Relationship Act (Ãlesandir) 2017. Such a change was promised by the ruling Party of Liberty in their election platform back in 2015.

Kogseguabragh Aghi Viceroy today declared that "Ãlesandir shall lead the way in Volghar once more for liberty and equality amongst her citizens, we must allow our brothers and sisters the freedom to live their lives as they see fit. Our morality in regards to personal matters must not shape what we prohibit, the law does not exist to protect our sensibilities."

The debate over the passing of the bill faced fierce scrutiny and fiery rhetoric from the socially conservative opposition in the National Party, and within the Party of Liberty itself. The bill was eventually passed after a vote of no-confidence forced the council members within the ruling party to vote on party lines.

The most fierce criticism within the bill has come from those who see the bill as pandering to the expat community in the city, and a not so subtle attempt at inviting more foreign business moguls into the city.

The leader of the Patriot Faction within the National Party, Altun Ashugh, today declared following the signing of the bill, "Homosexuality has never been accepted in Volghar. I do not hold that we should lock up our homosexuals, but to grant them marriage in all but name is a pitiful attempt to follow the Asuran tradition. As much as some would like to pretend, the truth remains that we are not Asuran."

Homosexual advocacy groups have been quick to praise the decision, we have reached out to certain groups but have yet to receive comment, more to come...

Ükilen Ogodei Crosses the Floor
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The young MA from the Balghshir electorate has today declared that he shall no longer represent the National Party at a Federal level. After months of speculation, the 26 year old son of former Lord Mayor of Balghshir has announced his intention to join the Royalist Faction. Such a move would make him the first and thus far only member of the faction to stand in the lower house.

The Royalist Faction, formed out of three sitting Dukes and one Delegate as appointed by the Duke of Üçigh, has thus far never actually been elected. Rather they have continued to sit in the upper house under the seats granted to the duchies to choose their own Delegates. The minor party advocates for the return of the Volghari Monarchy, the last king having abdicated prior to the civil war. Whilst mildly popular among the populace, no member of the faction has ever won enough popular support to enter the Assembly or Petty Counsel on their own merit.

The break with the National Party has seen Ogodei draw much criticism from his former party members, with conservative firebrand Mide Sarantsatsral declaring "Ogodei was elected not through his name, nor his father's, but through the name of the National Party and our history. He has betrayed his constituents and will hardly survive the coming re-election."

Ogodei, in a recent press conference is noted to have said "I polled my electorate, and this seems to be the right thing to do. We cannot turn away from centuries of tradition because of the failings of one man. It is with a great shame that I leave the National Party, but know that I will continue to follow the teachings of Kuralyev Khan even in my position as a member of the Royalist Faction..."
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Zoroshthurvan News Service: Foreign Edition

"Wusten Refugees Flood Into Vvarden"


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With the collapse of Wustenland being seemingly certain as factions squabble and the Rohstian army
advances further into Wusten territory, several hundred thousand Wusten refugees have fled into
northern Vvarden and Saadalnim, seeking shelter and food to start a new life with. The Senate
is divided on the issue of the refugees, with some nationalist Speakers asking for a total halt in
refugees entering Vvarden, over fears they may bring the war into Vvarden. Some other Speakers
have referred to the Wusten refugees as "the next Almannic invasion", while the rest of the Senate
is taking a balanced stance on the issue. Currently the Wusten refugees are being sorted and
then processed into Vvarden, ready to start their new lives here.

Saadalnim Marks 158 Years Since War of 1859

The War of 1859, as it became known in Vvarden, was a war fought in Saadalnim and in modern day Wustenland. The war lasted for three years, ending in 1862 with a Wusten victory, leading to the annexation of Upper Saadalnim (Saadalnimic: Euber Schaadalnehm), which remains today part of Wustenland. The War consisted of both Wusten forces and the Confederation of the Adosrayni, an alliance of Vvardeni states committed to stop any more Almannic invasions. Both Confederation and Wusten forces suffered heavily, and the war between Wustenland and most of the Confederation ended in ceding around a third of Upper Saadalnim. The state of Bedarani, angry at losing part of Saadalnim, which was part of their lands, broke off from the rest of the council and continued the war, only to be dealt a decisive blow at the Battle of Maththram Pass, which followed by the occupation of Saadalnimburi, burning many of its oldest buildings, led to the rest of Upper Saadalnim being handed to Wustenland.

The Saadalnimic minority there have maintained a separate lifestyle and have retained their culture, resisting all attempts at assimilation, which had made the once Saadalnimic-majority area be now mostly Wusten. There are calls for independence, especially as Wustenland collapses, and some are asking for the military to take action and seize the area before Rohstian forces annex the area. The Senate has responded to those calls, calling them "ludicrous" and that they are not willing to jeopardize relations with Rohst, which for the moment seem to be improving as trade between the two increase.

Some radical Saadalnimic organisations reject the Senate's excuse, with some pro-Vvardeni organisations saying that Saadalnim in Vvarden is incomplete without Upper Saadalnim, and other pro-independence organisations saying that it would help relations between the two if Saadalnim becomes independent.

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PSD MPs TO CUT TIES TO VAUBAN


Lotrič, Midrasia - Fourty PSD MPs have announced that will be cutting ties to Charles Vauban's Social Democratic Party for the upcoming election in light of the corruption scandal which has plagued the party's leader. The MPs, the majority of which come from the moderate branch of the party will now participate under the label of the Independent Social Democratic Party. Mr Vauban, who has refused to step down has called the move 'callus' and 'careless'. Further rumours from within he party have also suggested there may be a number of other defections, either to the IPSD or the Socialist party.

Tensions within the Social Democratic Party reached breaking point when a number of MPs sent an open letter to the Prime Minister calling for his resignation. Within the letter, MPs highlighted Vauban's poor polling performance and the ongoing investigation at hindering the party's chances at re-election. Specifically, the letter highlighted the PMs refusal to hand over evidence to the investigatory committee as the 'last straw'. The letter called for the PM to stand aside lest he 'pull down the party and the entire mainstream Midrasian-left with him'. Mr Vauban refused to bow to the demands of the letter, instead sacking two prominent members from key positions within the campaign.

Insider reports suggest that morale within the Vauban camp is at an all time low, with members drastically attempting to reform the image of the campaign around the party rather than Vauban's image. Reports suggest that a number of high profile donors are seriously considering transferring their funds to either the IPSD or the Liberal League. A number of trade unions, including the National Union of Dockworkers have also cut ties to Vauban, instead endorsing the Socialist Party for the upcoming election.

Unconfirmed reports suggest that members of the IPSD may be in talks with the Liberal League regarding a potential electoral alliance for the upcoming election. Furthermore, local sources suggest that the Prime Minister has a serious chance of losing his parliamentary seat of Sidona after the UDA, Liberals and Greens all agreed to step aside and endorse fight against corruption candidate Marie Jardin.
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Elections draw closer

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The Arzoan Elections draw closer, with only five weeks until a new Prime Minister is chosen to lead our nation. Riding a surge of popularity with his "Eyes East" economic investment policy that has provided a 3% increase on the Arzoan economic projection, Prime Minister Caldas has promised that a vote for him is "A vote for continued growth and economic prosperity," with rumours swirling that he has other policies soon to be released on the economy. However, while the Socialist Party has lost much steam due to corruption allegations regarding its leaders, the radical leftist Galiza Nova (New Galiza, the Arzoan term referring to the cities of Arzoa) have gained support among the young voters with their promises of a modernist and syndicalist economy. Galiza Nova have many radical views, including Arzoa leaving the WACO agreement, which has brought prosperity but is regarded by some as a breach of our sovereignty. The Alydian Democrats have also gained some support, and are likely to be an essential part of the National Party's coalition. More on this election as it develops.
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Poll reveals how Aquidish feel about other nations



By: Aristo Scelfo
9 August, 2017




Torden, Aquidneck - A new poll released today by Pioraco Polling shows the people of Aquidneck's changing views on the rest of Aeia. The poll has been released annually since 1997 and while not affiliated with the government it is looked at extensively to help guide foreign policy and political talking points. In the past when nations that the government wants to work with see their favorability rating among the Aquidish people decline the government will institute new programs to try to boost the rating.

Foreign Ministries across Aeia and embassies in Torden also view the poll with interest. Countries can often use the results of the poll to gain favor with the government if they poll highly. It can also come to harm their prospects in the capital if they come out lower than expected. The ranking of the poll is often used among diplomats in Aquidneck to show their good work back home.

It is not always good news though, and this year like always has its winners and losers. Sliding down in the ranking was Midrasia, Torroso, and Oserland. Midrasia's fall surprised our analysts, but they attribute it to the nations failure to join the Entente as a full member and the ongoing corruption scandal. Torroso's ranking falls due to the coup and straits crisis that happened just a few months back. Oserland, another surprise fall, is thought to be due to it joining the CEMP.

Nations that did better than last year include, Onza, Volgaria, and Glanodel. Onza and Glanodels rise is thought to be because both nations have joined into the Drago Entente. Our analysts credit Volgaria's rise with the work it did to end the Torrosoian Strait Crisis. Other nations such as Ternca, Newrey, Crylante, Rohst, and Cheonsam largely stayed the same.

Pioraco Polling is the most respected polling company in the industry. They are viewed by all sides as accurate and fair. This poll was conducted over mobile and land line phones. They contacted 2492 citizens from across the country over a period of 4 days. The margin of error is +/- 3.4%.

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  1. Newrey 81% +2%
  2. Ohen 76% +1%
  3. Arzoa 74% No Change
  4. Onza 73% +7%
  5. Vrnallia 72% +2%
  6. Glanodel 71% +3%
  7. Crylante 70% No Change
  8. Navack 70% -1%
  9. Fresotovenia 69% -2%
  10. Rohst 68% -1%
  11. Cheonsam 66% +1%
  12. Tir Lhaeraidd 65% No Change
  13. Midrasia 65% -5%
  14. Ajerrin 64% +1%
  15. Oserland 64% -3%
  16. Volgaria 63% +6%
  17. Vvarden 63% +3%
  18. Malban 60% No Change
  19. Pan-Slavic Nations 60% -1%
  20. Tarasanovia 43% -3%
  21. Veleaz 25% +1%
  22. Ternca 24% -1%
  23. Kavo 12% -12%
  24. Saraibia 8% -2%
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Akbar Saab Elected President

Postby Onza » Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:17 pm

Kunta, Onza - Akbar Saab of the Democratic Socialist Party has won the presidential election, OCNA projections show. 2,583,172 voters voted for Saab, while 2,144,045 voted for Liberal Party candidate Sajjad Isa.

Saab spoke briefly to supporters gathered in his campaign headquarters in the late hours following the concession of Isa:

"It is my great honor and fortune to be able to have the opportunity to give back to the Onzaian people for all they have done for me," Saab said. "I will work on behalf of Onzaians from all walks of life to build a better future for our children, our grandchildren, and for all future generations to come," the President-Elect said during an emotional moment.

Isa also spoke to gathered supporters:

"While I regret that this hard-fought campaign has not come to fruition as we had hoped, we must acknowledge the work we have done and the inroads we have made towards inspiring a movement in this country to protect our heritage and to promote sensible government. I wish the President-Elect all the best in his endeavors - he is a good man who will listen to us," he said.

Election numbers were notably closer than usual for Onzaian elections, and voter turnout was also lower than the past four elections.

The President-Elect is expected to give a speech in the next few weeks where his campaign says he will outline his day one priorities for the nation.

President Xolani Kojo chirped a message of support to Saab. "Congrats go out to Akbar Saab and his campaign," the chirp read. "Each election we remember the importance of our democratic system."
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Saraibian Terrorist Attack Thwarted

Postby Onza » Fri Aug 11, 2017 3:47 pm

BREAKING NEWS


Kunta, Onza - The OCPD has confirmed that it arrested six Saraibian natives today shortly before President-Elect Akbar Saab was expected to give a victory speech.

While the OCPD declined to release the names of the detainees, it confirmed that the men were all six Saraibian natives living illegally in Onza. The OCPD credited an OVI infiltration operation for giving them the drop on the attack, allowing them to thwart the apparent assassination attempt before it happened.

Along with the arrest, the police seized two military-grade sniper rifles and several smaller caliber handguns and submachine guns. These weapons were stolen from a small military convoy that went missing near the Kalahari Desert in 2015 that later emerged unharmed but robbed.

"The fact that this plot would have succeeded were it not for a meticulously-coordinated intelligence operation should be alarming to all Onzaians," OCPD chief Taj Al-Amir said in a conference announcing the arrest. "Were this plot not foiled, we have every reason to believe that the President-Elect would have been assassinated during his speech."

Al-Amir noted that even since Saraibian terrorism became an issue of national importance, political figures are rarely targeted by terrorists. "It's a disturbing development in this disease's prognosis," Al-Amir said. "We are lucky to have caught this one, and will be stepping up efforts to prevent such incidences from getting this close to happening," he said.

Al-Amir said that while security will be heightened during all political events for the next few months, there is currently no reason to believe that any similar attacks are in the making. "The OVI and my own department are confident that this was an isolated incident. Nonetheless, we are combing through all channels to ensure that there are no other facets of this operation that we have missed," he said.

News of the attempted assassination has led many congresspeople to call upon President Xolani Kojo to consider retaliatory action against Saraibia. "If it wasn't for the efforts of our own OVI, we wouldn't have a President-Elect anymore," said National Assemblywoman Zahrah Randa in a press conference. Reporters asked Randa about her earlier comments calling for the disestablishment of the OVI, to which she responded that she would reconsider her critical stance of the Office. "I think I speak for several Assemblymen who signed the pledge to dismantle the OVI when I say that operations like this make us reconsider our outlook on the Office," she said, "but do not think that we will let up on our efforts to stop clandestine operations that are questionable in legality."

The Ivory Tower did not comment on the thwarted attack, although President Kojo has reportedly flown to Kunta where he will meet with the OVI officials responsible for the arrest. Kojo's administration has said before that no terrorist attack would incite a declaration of war.
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Official Statement From The Ivory Tower

Postby Onza » Fri Aug 11, 2017 8:00 pm

Official Statement


In light of the recent news that Saraibian terrorists attempted to assassinate President-Elect Akbar Saab, I would like to take a moment to clarify the position of the Ivory Tower on the matter as well as discuss some details about the future given this offense.

First and foremost, it is imperative that the public exercises calm and restraint when reacting to the news of these events. While the attempted attack is a heinous, reprehensible assault on our nation's peace of mind and domestic tranquility, it was thwarted and therefore does not warrant panic or confusion. The public should resume their regular lives and proceed as normal. Just as the OCPD has confirmed, there is no reason to exercise any more caution than one otherwise would given the attacks. The truth of the matter is, while this attack is certainly frightening, it has long been the message of Onzaian authorities that capitulating to fear would be rewarding terrorists with the reaction they are hoping to get when they plan and commit their attacks.

The reason that this attack failed to succeed was due to the sophistication of our intelligence agency, the Office of Valuable Intelligence. The OVI is constantly on alert for potential attacks such as this one. To provide some confidence in the minds of citizens, I will use my power as President to declassify some details about the operation that thwarted this would-be attack.

The OVI maintains a network of informants all around the world. This is true of any intelligence agency. The primary use for these informants is to serve as a liaison between the OVI and foreign nations. While these informants do not act in official capacities as an ambassador would, they conduct research abroad to gather data such as population and GDP and send them to the OVI for the purposes of maintaining official records. This is done with the permission of the nations in which the civilian officer operates.

In this particular case, a former OVI informant who worked in Saraibia prior to the nation's descent into a war-torn country, was sought out by the terrorists as potential aide to their cause. This informant proceeded to notify higher authorities at the OVI, who dispatched an agent to infiltrate the organization and pretend to work with the group to coordinate the attack. As is custom with police investigations, the OVI had to wait to take action until it was fully demonstrable in a court of law that the accused individuals had full intentions to commit acts of terrorism. This was acquired once the terrorists set up on the rooftop that the OVI double agent gave them and prepared to attack a planned speech.

I must stress that this course of action was necessary to ensure that the terrorists are able to be punished to the maximum extent of the law. Had the OVI acted sooner, as some newspapers and politicians have charged, then the individuals would be looking at conspiracy to commit terrorist acts charges rather than the charge they are now facing. In addition, the law provides more flexibility as to the extent that law enforcement can utilize the knowledge that the accused possessed and proceed to map out the precise origin of their radicalization.

I must now address the growing calls for full-scale military retaliation against Saraibia. Although diplomatic ties have been totally severed for sometime we now, we are not prepared as a nation to go to war with Saraibia. War is very rarely the answer, and although these terrorists were very clearly enabled by what semblance of a state exists in Saraibia, knee-jerk, militaristic retaliation will only serve to further endanger the lives of the millions who are living in desperation under the cruel warlords that lord over the war-torn sects of the nation. Harming innocent lives is not going to accomplish anything, and any direct assault on Saraibia would accomplish very little.

Furthermore, the United Democratic Emirates would no doubt have to call upon international powers to assist in such an attack. Our military, while strong and specialized, is small, and is designed primarily to protect our own borders in the event of foreign aggression. It is not currently equipped nor prepared to launch an invasion on a nation as large as Saraibia. Therefore, I am dismissing military action as a potential course of action in response to the thwarted attack. Instead, we will invest resources into amplifying our own efforts to combat terrorism - efforts which have been very successful over the past few decades.

We will also begin drilling our own military extensively so that they are prepared to take any action necessary in case future incidences of this scale arise. Our volunteer force will also be making strides to expand its size in the coming months. We will appeal to our allies in the Drago Entente to potentially provide training to our forces, and we also have plans that will soon be ready to announce in relation to the alliance's future with the UDE.

I am proud to see the people of Onza join together in unity. There has been an outpouring of support for the OVI agents and OCPD officers responsible for saving the nation - I commend them for their service to our country. In spite of these turbulent times, we will continue to persevere as a beacon to civil liberties and personal freedoms in a continent that is otherwise torn by conflict and destruction.

Best wishes to all,

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SATIRE: Weekly Roundup

Postby Onza » Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:09 pm

Onza votes "yes" to all future Drago Entente proposals
By Shafiqa Suhaila, Satirist

The United Democratic Emirates of Onza reportedly voted "yes" to all future Drago Entente proposals today, sources familiar with the alliance have told reporters.

"Whatever Aquidneck and Newrey want, that's what we want too," said DE ambassador Kollen al-Din Khalifa. "Seriously, it doesn't matter what it is, how dangerous it is, or how much critical thought it would require for somebody else, we are now voting yes to everything they propose because what they want is what we want," he said.

al-Din Khalifa did not stop there, however. "If we are inherently and vehemently opposed to something, we will totally forget that we cared if Newrey or Aquidneck proposes it," he said.

al-Din Khalifa's office confirmed that he will no longer be attending Entente meetings and will instead leave a stack of 1,000 index cards with the word "yes" printed on them on the table in his place.


82% of Midrasians believe mentally ill people should try bungee jumping
By Rabab Ghada, Satirist

A new poll has found that a whopping 82% of Midrasians believe that mentally ill people should try bungee jumping as a pastime.

"I think it's a good way for [mentally ill people] to cope with their illness," said Jérémy Bouchard, a Midrasian citizen. "If anybody is mentally ill, bungee jumping is a great way to live a little and forget about problems like that."

Also of note is that this poll was completed on July 15, 2017, and its results apparently circulated among top Midrasian officials for a whole day. Our reporters found that only one death occurred due to bungee jumping in Midrasia this year. Interestingly, this individual was, by all accounts, in a mentally questionable state.


Catai-Yidao Economic Summit a smashing success
By Zaray 'Aisha, Satirist

The Cat-Yoga Summit was reportedly a "smashing success," according to the one source who attended the event. According to the source, a staggering number of nations signed up to attend. While the source would not reveal specifics about the levels of attendance to the Catheter-Yogurt Summit, he assured us that the number was "bigly."

Queen Lani of Ajerrin ordained the Summit in the hopes that the halls of the Crackpot-Yard Summit would be bustling with activity and lively discussion. This vision was reportedly turned to action, with the largest meeting drawing some 1,000 roaches to enjoy the food that expired waiting on its guests. No doubt they were too busy building economies to get to that point in the program, our source says.

No photographs were available of the Summit, though we are assured that photography is frowned upon in the Cankles-Yhatzee region.

A second Caulk-Yoda Summit is not in the works, according to the source.


Copa players to be incinerated for good measure
By Munir Farid, Satirist

The entire roster of players that played on behalf of the UDE will be incinerated upon their return to the Emirates, a spokesperson for the team announced on Chirper. "Coaching staff has assured players that death by incineration is considered an act of mercy after they shamefully spat on our nation's international reputation," a representative for the Office of Death and Dying said to our reporters.

The ODD reportedly considered several courses of action to correct the players' acts of treachery ranging from castration to mandating that the players be equipped with a machine that detects acts of kindness and responds to them by announcing that the individual played in the Copa and is therefore undeserving of anything other than hostility.

According to the ODD, the team will be gathered in a metal cage and slowly lowered into a vat of lava for all in Onza to witness. A betting table will be set up for spectators who wish to bet on which players will be incinerated first. The metal cage will be decontaminated after coming in contact with the shameful blights on Onzaian sports, sources confirmed. "We regret that innocent apparatus must be subjected to being in contact with these subhuman mongrels, but after long deliberations, we decided this was the best course of action," the representative said.

In the event that Onza is beat this badly again next year, the ODD says that it will simply zap the team with an experimental ray gun when they board the bus to leave the stadium.

The ODD also paid thanks to Volgaria. "We would like to thank them for their endless supply of vitriolic mass extermination tactics as well as their readiness to export lava at a moment's notice for occasions such as this one.
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GLORIOUS NATION STANDS TALL

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On this most glorious day for our people, the Generalissimo, in his infinite wisdom, has allowed the People's Revolutionary Army to parade its full strength to show the corrupt western, capitalist dogs that we will never bow to their imperialist ways! The parade was conducted in celebration of the Army's recent victory against the raging fire in northern Veleaz, caused by the traitorous and murderous Midrasia in an attempt to disrupt our security and stability, but yet we stood strong, banded together, and forced the fire into submission.

This victory shows that not even nature can hope to stand against the Veleazans when we are on the march, so great is our force that not even the Appian Wall could hope to stand against us if we chose to go against it. Following the success of the parade, the Generalissimo announced that;

"Our Armed Forces, designed to spread the Revolution to nations, has suffered too long for not being allowed to fulfil its goal! As such, we shall begin the process of arming, to ensure that we remain the best armed force that Asura has ever seen. The island of Asur shall become our Fortress. Our beautiful country shall become our Rock from which we will build our Castle, which no man can hope to take. Heed my words, no wall shall stop us. No wall shall stand in our way. No enemy will stand against us. Asuran. Slav. Catain. All will be free with the coming of the Revolution. This is my promise to you!"

Almost immediately after the Generalissimo announced this, the call went out for any young man that was not involved in a vital industry to enlist within the National People's Revolutionary Reserves so that we might bolster and strengthen our forces. The active army was also increased from 210,00 to nearly 300,000 to ensure the security of our free and equal Communist State. Our glorious arms industry has done its work and worked overtime to ensure that our forces are armed with the very best weapons and vehicles, with nearly 15 workers receiving the title of Hero Worker! Truly, this shows the dedication of our men and women to ensure the survival of our glorious state, from which not even the imperialist state of Ternca, the CPSN or Malban could hope to have defeated in the Great Independence War, nor could the capitalist dogs of Midrasia hope to persuade us to betray our socialist cause!

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DI Kinetics to Open Regional HQ in Pale, Aquidneck


New Hope- President of DI Kinetics Michael Ohani will announce the company will build a regional headquarters in Aquidneck today, according to a short press release. Ohani said, "In an effort to streamline our business, DI Kinetics will partner with the people of Aquidneck to create a regional headquarters and start the development of our new ARIELE modular system."

A representative from parent company Darkwater Irons has gone on record saying the Asuran headquarters will be approved by both Kingdoms and work on the new ARIELE modular system should be up and running by the start of the new year. Financial analyst Martin Whittle from Knight Capital believes this deal could create upwards of 1.5-2 thousand jobs for the people of Aquidneck when completed. Shares of Darkwater Irons are up 2.6% on the news to A$289.05.
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MIDRASIA FIRST DENOUNCE PROTESTS

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Lotrič, Midrasia - Right-wing, anti-immigration Political party, Midrasia First have denounced ongoing protests across the country as 'indicative of the corruption of the youth' and 'a threat to public order'. Whilst the party has been critical of the Vauban government in the past, the party also wishes to position itself as the defender of law and order during a period of considerable political instability and uncertainty.

The party has called for police to crack down on protesters, calling them a threat to the stability of the nation and an embarrassment for Midrasia on the international scene. Many members of the party have suggested that protests were brought about by 'youths who have too much time on their hands and very little understanding of the world'. Several members have suggested reintroducing national service in order to 'instil values critical for the next generation into our rebellious youth'. The party has also been critical of unions who joined in protests, suggesting that members should 'get back to work'. The party has promised to employ tactics to limit the power of unions if elected this September.

On other issues the party has also be critical of the status-quo, pointing at Midrasia's policy toward Torroso, Tarasanovia and Volgaria. The party has suggested that Midrasia should bolster ties between the three nations in the future so as to ward off Terncan influence in Asura. The party was also critical of the governments handling of the Johkan crisis. Whilst Midrasia first did vote to condemn the Johkan regime, it abstained on the vote regarding military action, believing a diplomatic solution to be preferable so as not to infringe on Johkan sovereignty. The party has sought a similar solution in regards to the ongoing situation in Saraibia.
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President-Elect Killed in Terrorist Attack

Postby Onza » Fri Aug 18, 2017 10:51 pm

BREAKING NEWS


Kunta, Onza - President-Elect Akbar Saab was killed in an explosion during his inauguration speech.

The explosion, which early reports indicate may have been the result of a Saraibian terrorist attack, also claimed the lives of at least 20 other people, including high-level campaign officials for Saab and some members of government.

The apparent perpetrators in the attack were both killed in the explosion, police have confirmed. The duo, police say, were allowed in the inauguration staffing area due to false credentials.

The area surrounding Al-Safa Park has been locked down as police continue their investigation.

President Xolani Kojo is expected to make a statement within the next hour on the attack. Police are asking that citizens stay in their homes and remain calm as they attempt to control the situation.
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Postby Onza » Fri Aug 18, 2017 11:09 pm

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I face the nation today in the most shocking and disturbing of circumstances. I look upon a people whose very faith in something as fundamental as their own peace and tranquility has been directly attacked in this horrific act of terrorism.

There is nothing I can say or do to restore this faith that has been shattered. I struggled for a little while with what I could do for the people of this country, and it was only when I accepted that I must stand alongside you all as a fellow victim that I was able to muster the strength to offer these words of comfort.

We have been attacked. Onza has been attacked. I do not want to make premature judgment calls, but all evidence at this point indicates that Saraibian terrorists, in coordination with Onzaian traitors, orchestrated this attack. These vile individuals, in their efforts to break us apart and divide us, have only managed to accomplish the exact opposite.

It will surely be difficult, but we as a nation must come together in these tumultuous times to embrace one another, to protect one another, to love one another, and to cherish one another. The time we have together does not last forever, and egregious attacks of this nature that shorten that time even further are to be treated with the highest degree of severity that our nation is capable of mustering.

However, I am not only here today to offer empty words. I do not say that those responsible will feel justice without having substance and full intentions to follow suit with what I promise. Saraibia must pay for what it has done to our nation. Make no mistake, I have begun exploring every possible option for how we will ensure that justice is served in the wake of this horrific tragedy. Following this speech, you will hear more about the specifics here, but know and understand that this is as serious as it gets. Every option is on the table. The time for diplomacy and apologies has passed, and the time for action has arrived.

With that said, I wish to assure every Onzaian out there today that today's events, however horrific they may have been, are not indicators of a threat to your safety. You are safe, and I encourage you to avoid committing to a life of fear. I do not wish to see permanent alterations to the way that we, the innocent and the loving, live our lives at the behest of evil terrorists.

We will not capitulate to the horrors of this attack. We have been shown the worst of the worst, but we will not fall. We will stand right back up from this and seek justice on account of those who lost their lives in this senseless, unmistakably evil act of terrorism.

To the families of the deceased, I offer my sincerest of condolences, love, sympathy, and support for you. Throughout this difficult time, I will personally stand at your side to mourn the losses that you are experiencing. The loss of Akbar Saab - a phenomenal, amazing man - is heinous. It is irrefutably vile and repugnant, but we will remember him for the movement that he has inspired all across the nation.

There is, indeed, more to say, but we are short on time. I am working as rapidly as possible at the behest of the great people of this nation. We will not be beaten by these terrorists. We will not fall to the darkness of evil in this region. Thank you all.
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MIDRASIA: WE STAND WITH ONZA

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Midrasian officials have signalled their commitment to the United Democratic Emirate of Onza today following the assassination of President-elect Akbar Saab in what is being described as a 'state-sponsored' terrorist attack carried out by Saraibia. In a joint statement, party leaders from across the Midrasian political scene expressed their condolences to those affected and have vowed to do 'all in their power' to aid Onza in this difficult time. The joint statement was delivered today to President Xolani Kojo by the Midrasian ambassador to Onza, Philippe Jocques.

Yesterday in Kunta, the capital of Onza, President-elect Saab was killed in an explosion during his inauguration speech along with twenty other people, including high-level campaign officials for Saab and some members of government. The perpetrators were believed to have been killed in the explosion. This followed an incident earlier in the week wherein six Sarabian natives were arrested on grounds of plotting to kill Akbar Saab. Whilst the earlier plot was foiled due to the efforts of the Onzan Office of Valuable Intel, that did not stop other insurgents from carrying out a successful attack. Whilst reports are unconfirmed as of yet, most intelligence points to Saraibian terrorists and that the incident may have been planned and orchestrated with the blessing of the Saraibian government.

This is certainly not the first attack of its type to take place. Reports of terrorist related incidents have become commonplace in recent years, ever since the assassination of Tarasanovian President Jamieson Cxiviona. Incidents have occurred in Newrey and Volgaria. Furthermore, growing world tension in regards to conflicts and incidents in Johka, the Troping Strait and Wustenland have also seen Aeia become increasingly unstable and violence prone in recent years. The formation of Alliances such as the Drago Entente and Rennekkan Security Council are emblematic of this new period; what many are dubbing a new Cold War.

In regards to the issue at hand, representatives of the member states of the Drago Entente are likely to meet in the coming days to discuss how to respond to this situation. As an observer state in the Alliance Midrasia will also take part in these talks, although it is not necessarily bound by all treaties and agreements relating to the alliance. Many are now suggesting that a war with Saraibia is inevitably on the horizon, mirroring the situation that took place in Johka several months ago. However, a number of officials have warned that a military intervention into Saraibia would only make the situation worse, fanning the flames of insurgency and Irsadic fundamentalism.

With the Midrasian parliament currently dissolved for the upcoming election however, it is unlikely that the country will take a leading role in any upcoming campaign against Saraibia. The joint letter sent to President Kojo was signed by the leader of all major political parties, including Midrasia First who had previously called for non-intervention in the affairs of other sovereign nations. With the authority of standing Prime Minister Charles Vauban continuing to erode, many have instead looked to the responses of UDA leader Lucatiel Lorett and LCLC leader Melcion Portas. Whilst Lorett has called for Midrasia to back Onza however it can, be it militarily or politically; Mr Portas has urged caution on the issue, warning of the possibility of 'opening a can of worms'. With the Midrasian political scene divided, it is unlikely we will have a unified response until after election next month. However, with tension rising across the world, many have speculated that Midrasia may soon end its observer status within the Drago Entente, pledging to become a full member of the alliance following the election.

In other news

Klaes Van Emerik steps down: Klaes Van Emerik has officially stepped down from his position as manager of the Midrasian National Team today. Despite Midrasia achieving third in the tournament, Van Emerik said that the 'poisonous' media made his position untenable...

Minor parties engage in talks: A number of reports suggest that the minor parties within the Midrasian political scene may be engaged in talks over a potential electoral pact for the upcoming election. Political leaders from the Liberal League, LCLC, PSDI and Green party...

Oil prices on the rise: The price of oil spiked today over concerns regarding limited supply. Investors suggest that concern over the situation in Saraibia as well as the continued belligerence of Torroso and Tarasanovia are to blame, batting away concerns that the price rise was due to depleting reserves...
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NATIONALISTS CALL FOR ACTION

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AS news broke about the successful assassination of the Onzan President, along with several key members of government and other hopefuls, by Saraibian terrorist cells, calls immediately began to rise for swift and decisive action against the rogue state in Arabekh.

Suspicions about what could occurs first arose earlier in the week with the apprehension of six Sarabian citizens who had planned to kill the president, however other plots had not been caught in time, resulting in the deaths. Nationalists across the country have campaigned to deal with Saraibia continuously since the capital of Cyningburgh was first attacked by Saraibians, along with the Aquidish embassy being taken hostage, which resulted in over a hundred deaths and the wounding of the Prince, with similarities between the two events being drawn and investigations by the Newreyan Ministry of Intelligence suggesting that the cell that attacked Cyningburgh was in some way funded by the Saraibian government.

The Prime Minister, Raymond Holt, shared his deepest sympathies with Onza and called for an emergency meeting of the Drago Entente due to the attack on a member nation, as stated in the Entente's charter. Other government figures went further, with George Percival, Minister of Defence placing the troops stationed in Onza on high alert and fully mobilised should their locations come under attack. Peter Nichol, leader of the An Rīce party, calling for the country of Saraibia to be destroyed in a fashion similar to the Crusades from the Middle Ages.

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Postby Chalcia » Tue Aug 22, 2017 1:31 pm

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CRATERUS-2017 ongoing; Entete nations participate

The massive annual CRATERUS exercises of the Chalcian Armed Forces have beganm this year, with participation of Entete nations


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From left to right: Chalcian, Newreyan, Delfine and Aquidish soldiers

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The entire Aktion Administrative Area was shaken by massive firepower today as the Chalcian Armed Forces have started their annual CRATERUS exercise. The Minister of National Defence, Mr. Alexandros Skliros, announced that most of the 1st Army is taking part in the exercises, as well as several units from the 2nd Army plus reserve units, while two National Guard Battalions stationed on the island of Stratis off the coast will hold their own exercises in coordination with units from the mainland. With more than 50,000 personnel taking part, CRATERUS-2017 will be the largest exercise conducted by the Chalcian Armed Forces since the dawn of the century. However, it isn't only the size and scope of the exercise that is new about CRATERUS-2017, as this year, detachments from the militaries of the fellow Drago Entente member nations are also taking part in the exercises.

Namely, Aquidneck, Newrey and Delfina have sent units to participate. Aquidneck has sent the frigate RNS Panato, and a company of Marines, while the information about the other two nations' detachments has not yet been fully disclosed. The Aquidish Marines along with the Delta Amphibious Raider Battalion have conducted night-time silent landing operations in the Gulf of Frini before dawn this morning with great success, while the Delfine detachment conducted urban warfare training with personnel of the 15th Air Mobile Brigade near Pyrgos against "OPFOR" terrorist forces. About 50 kilometres from the Chalcia-Veleaz border, the 21st Mechanised Infantry Brigade undertook mechanised maneuvers alongside Newreyan infantry and in coordination with Army Aviation units that provided close air support as the combined units assaulted virtual enemy positions. Here is a gallery of photographs our correspondents to the exercises put togehter.

This is what the Minister of National Defence, Mr. Skliros had to say about the exercise so far: "It is our pleasure in the Ministry of National Defence to see the armed forces of our new allies in the Drago Entente get the opportunity to train alongside our military, and in such an admirable way. This is just the first day of CRATERUS-2017, but I personally want to congratulate our troops and the allied detachments on the excellent progress they've made while working as a team. The Chief of General Staff, General Sarafis, has also informed me that he is very pleased with the results of the exercises so far, and that he is sure that they will end in even greater success. This exercise, ladies and gentlemen, is the message of Chalcia to the world; we stand united with our allies against all threats."

Meanwhile, the exercises are generally well received by the public. Many believe that they are a necessary and powerful deterrent to our neighbor to the north, Veleaz. However, there has been some serious backlash by several political figures regarding the scale of the exercises, and the foreign involvement in them. Mr. Tsolakoglou, leader of the Green Party, heavily criticized what he called "unnecessary scale" of the exercise, as it will cause irreparable disaster to the surrounding environment and consume extensive resources. On the other hand, leader of the unpopular National Dawn Party, has called the involvement of foreign troops outrageous, and labelled it as an example of how "the traitorous government is selling itself out to foreign interests".

For more information regarding the ongoing exercises, stay tuned in chalciatoday.com!

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I wonder what the reaction from Veleaz will be....


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KÖNIG ANNOUNCES NEW MILITARY ALLIANCE



Yesterday afternoon, The CSS (Coalition of Sovereign StateS), A new military alliance, was announced by the Supreme Field Marshal of Volgaria. The faction so far has only Volgaria in its membership, However it looks to expand its range into the other continents of Aeia. Rohst, Torroso and Bihanhi are seen as potential future members and invitations into the pact have been sent to them. It was announced that the alliance will be defensive and offensive in military operations.

The Alliance was was created in response to the many Asuran based alliances, in particular the Drago-Entente. In a statement the Supreme Field Marshal said "The Drago-Entente's growing membership and influence is a wake-up call to the other nations of Aeia" It is unsure what he clearly meant by this statement.

The headquarters of the pact in Constantia has recently finished construction and is expected to open sometime within the next week. Shortly after is opening it will have its first meeting between member-states.


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