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Postby Palmyrion » Sun Jan 31, 2021 10:10 pm

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DND Creates AI-Enabled Tanks with Razer, AMD
RE1 Ayah Escudero DGA | 1 February 2021

  • CV.101A1RZR "Geyzer" created with Razer, NVIDIA, UP, AdA
  • CV.101A1RYZ "Raizen" created with AMD, Lubruska Aragon, Academy of St. Aquinas
  • Both tanks developed in anticipation for AFP use of AI



Foreword by the author: As an employee and researcher-engineer of the Directorate-General of Armaments of the Department of National Defence, I wish to write this without any political or corporate bias towards any of the companies and institutions mentioned in this article. I promise that my personal biases about the gaming industry and its products have not affected this article in any way, shape, or form.

MALOLOS, BULACAN, TAGALOG FR | In a public conference at the DGA Headquarters earlier today, the DGA unveiled the much-awaited CV.101A1RZR "Geyzer" and CV.101A1RYZ "Raizen" tanks, developed with the capability to utilise artificial intelligence for future conflicts and battlespaces. Both tanks have been developed over the course of two years starting in early 2019, reflecting on lessons learned from the Turbulent Tens Conflict and wargames based on implementation of "mosaic warfare".

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The CV.101A1RYZ at the DGA Testing Grounds in Malolos, Bulacan.


"If harnessed correctly, artificial intelligence may be the most revolutionary force multiplier in the arsenal of the AFP, perhaps in an extent that would rival the advent of gunpowder and explosives." CRE Howard Fath DGA remarked in a press conference in the DGA headquarters.

The CV.101A1RZR, dubbed the "Geyzer", was developed jointly by NVIDIA, Razer, University of Palmyrion, and Ateneo de Aragon, and features an artificial intelligence assistive companion "Geyzer" and the Razer Tomahawk as its battlespace management system's central processing unit. The Razer Tomahawk as built by Razer for the military has an Intel i9-9980HK processor, 32GB of DDR4 RAM, a 1TB SATA Solid State Drive, and an NVIDIA RTX 2080Ti graphics processing unit.

The CV.101A1RYZ, dubbed the "Raizen", was developed jointly by AMD, Lubruska Aragon, and the Academy of St. Aquinas, and features an artificial intelligence assistive companion "Raizen". Its BMS central processing unit features an AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, an AMD Radeon RX 6800, 32GB of DDR5 RAM, and a SATA 1TB SSD.

Many questioned and even made humour out of the use of what are essentially gaming set-ups by the military in the recent tank designs. Over the course of the tanks' development, memes have been created revolving around the tanks, primarily around the popular "Can It Run Crysis" meme.

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One of the memes created around the prototype tank.


In response to skepticism around the computer hardware used on the prototypes, the CRE Fath of the DGA replied, "The gaming GPUs are intended for use as AI accelerators in conjunction with the main processors. That we chose GPUs which are widely used by the gaming industry is intentional, in order for us to tap into an immense pool of commercial off-the-shelf products, citing that the GPUs are in widespread production for the video game sector". CRE Fath even addressed the "Can It Run Crysis" memes revolving around the tank, saying: "Yes, we are using gaming desktop rigs proven to be able to run Crysis Remastered at the much-touted "Can It Run Crysis" graphics settings, albeit at 1920x1080 resolution only." he remarked.

As for the future of the tanks, CRE Fath said "the future is uncertain", though many industry experts touted the prototype tanks' release as technology demonstrators as a "pioneering success in the military use of AI" while noting that "a plethora of rough edges have to be polished".
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Navy Decision To Name Pestilence-class SSBN After Ongoing Pandemic Garners Condemnation
Pauline Yacat| 5 February 2021

  • SSBN-120 christened the "COVID-19" during commissioning ceremony
  • Naming decision garners condemnation as "insensitive" and in "bad taste"
  • Navy claims no malicious intent in naming

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Postby Eitoan » Mon Feb 08, 2021 3:07 pm

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R&V Oil Reports Progress in Domestic Production

R&V Oil, Eitoan’s third largest producer and refiner announced a 17% increase in crude production on a yearly basis. Almost all of the increase was attributed to domestic production, boosted by output growth in the company’s oil sands lease holdings in the south, close by the Smigly Ridge. Far Smigly Plant #3 went online last July, accounting for much of the oil sands contribution. The reported 2.3% price increase in aggregate petrol demand is expected to give R&V revenue a significant boost this year and the company’s stock registered a 3.6% gain on the Kelso exchange.

The southern oil sands have been an important part of domestic production in the last decade. Oil sands are a naturally occurring mixture of heavy oil — called bitumen — water and sand. Producers use mining or in-situ extraction methods to recover bitumen, depending on the depth of the reserves. For in-situ recovery, producers inject steam into underground reservoirs that contain bitumen. The steam heats the bitumen and reduces its intensity, enabling it to flow and be produced. operations. The footprint of these operations is considerable, requiring careful environmental planning and management.

Oil will remain the country’s largest energy source in the next decade, meeting about 40% of demand. Nearly 95% of current transportation energy needs are met by oil, and continental energy demand for transportation is projected to increase by about 35% percent by in the next decade.

Eitoan’s oil sands represent an important source of secure, accessible and affordable energy to help strengthen the national energy security.

The availability of such a resource, co-located with Northern Vanguat markets, is even more attractive today for two reasons. First, many conventional onshore oil fields are maturing; meeting rising energy demand requires new production from less traditional resources, like oil sands. Second, some of the world’s remaining reserves are owned or controlled by national governments or cartels. Eitoan’s oil sands constitute a goodly percentage of the total oil reserves accessible for private sector investment, and under Eitoan sovereignty.

R&V has expressed concern among a range of stakeholders regarding the development of oil sands in the southern territories. A company spokesman cited innovation in oil sands technology that underpins the company’s ability to continue to develop this resource safely and responsibly. Providing several examples, R&V has displayed what they identified as incremental and game-changing technologies to improve efficiency and reduce environmental impacts at their oil sands facilities. Technologies in the R&D cycle are being developed to enable R&Vl to produce their oil sands with about the same life-cycle GHG emissions levels as many other crude oils refined in western Greater Dienstad.

Producers in the southern oil sands region have invested significantly in improved performance and process engineering streamlinig in order to improve energy efficiency and reduce environmental impact. Recently developed technologies are improving oil sands production efficiency, which reduces both the environmental impact and cost often associated with production. To date, southern oil sands producers have shared more than 947 distinct technologies and innovations that cost more than $32.5 billion Quada to develop. These numbers are increasing as the production matures and expands.

R&V’s Smigly operations, for example, using advanced mining techniques, energy-saving cogeneration and producing diluted bitumen without an upgrader, have resulted in about the same life-cycle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions as many other oils refined in Eitoan.

The use of solvent-assisted steam assisted gravity drainage (SA-SAGD) the company’s Afvdv in-situ oil sands project have resulted in about a 25-percent reduction in GHG intensity through lower energy utilization, compared to traditional SAGD production, as well as reduced water requirements — while resulting in a 25-40 percent improvement in production yield.

Stickney Philharmonic Music Director to Emeritus Status

Stephanie Dalton, incumbent Music Director of the Stickney Philharmonic Orchestra whas been promoted to Emeritus status. The honor was reported by the Board of Directors this morning at the Philharmonic’s home, Tryon Hall. The move had been expected for quite some time. Mrs. Dalton has been the Stickney’s Music Director for 14 years, also serving as Principal Conductor until her retirement from that post 3 years ago.

The Board of Directors also announced the formation of a search committee for her successor. Five directors are serving on the committee, and they are joined by the Philharmonic’s Concertmaster, Director of Education, First Chair French Horn, Director of Media, First Chair Clarinet, and Master of Percussion.

Mrs. Dalton’s career was distinguised as the first woman Music Director among Eitoan’s Big Eight orchestras, championing late romantic Eitoan composers such as Shanaghzy and Rittobaum, long thought out of fashion, as well as some more popular foreign favorites. She expanded the foreign itinerary with the Stickney’s first appearances off continent, in The Timocratic Republic and Palmyiron.

Leading candidates at this time are thought to include the orchestra’s incumbent Principal Conductor Larry Gunn, The Kelso Orchestra’s First Assistant Music Director Julie Harris, The Berwyn Symphony’s Principal Conductor William Hzvag, and Conductor/Composer Barry Kbel, now in residence with the Aurensian National Symphony Orchestra in Avalon. Mr. Gunn and Mr. Hzvag have been in rivalry since their days at the Kruse-Lee Institute of Music 25 years ago.

Bears Take Frontier Barrier Trophy

The Berwyn Tech Bears withstood a late 4th quarter rally by Aurensia’s Univerity of Portsmouth Lions 27-21, leading to an overtime victory and awarding the Bears the Frontier Barrier Trophy in collegiate post-season football play.

The Bears triumphed in the 56th annual Cross Border Classic, led by 3rd year quarterback Steve Benefield, connecting of 26 of 35 passes to outdistance hapless Lion ball hurler Charles Thompson 403 to 227 yards passing. Berwyn Tech similarly led in the ground game, 293 to 227 yards. The Lions, this year’s champion in Aurensia’s Confederation League held the Bears scoreless in the 4th quarter until running back Joe Post peeled off a 35 yard run with 32 seconds to go to bring Berwyn Tech within a point of sending the game into overtime. Bear kicker Bezalel Seilman, a walk on Sophomore split the uprights to tie the game. The Bears recovered on an onside kick to finish regulation time.

With first posession of the overtime period, Thompson was sacked on his own 28 yard line during third down. Tech punt returner Jonathan Jerome then performed an astounding 72 yard return to end the game 4 minutes into the overtime.

The Bears, third place in the Coastal League this year racked up a 6-5 record in conference play. Their victory at the Cross Border was viewed as unlikely.

One of the first of the international post season contests, the Cross Border has long been the final note of the football season in both Eitoan and Aurensia. U. of Portland holds a 29-27 edge in taking home the Cross Border Barrier.

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Postby Cartoonia » Fri Feb 12, 2021 4:55 pm

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Artisit rendition of the government building in Crossoveria


What Cartoonia doesn’t know about their enemies, the better. But unfortunately, when the enemy has sworn to destroy the Cartoonian way of life, the Cartoon government must carry on their plan to defeat them at all costs. It has been over a year since the discovery of the ACE and the two nations Cartoonia dreads to hear of, Crossoveria and The Imagination Animals. It is Cartoonia’s domestic policy that safeguards children and the ideals of childhood. Unfortunately, that was not the domestic nor foreign policies of the enemy. The autocratic nation had their leader form Anti-Child Exposure inc. (ACE) which transformed children into animals not just in their nation, but slowly invading nations left and right. It would appear that they were destined for world domination. But of course, that wouldn’t happen when Cartoonian big-stick diplomacy would have anything to do with it. During the summer transition period between Chancellor Erza Scarlet and Chancellor Nigel Uno, the ACE tried to invade Cartoonia which ultimately failed against the Cartoonian military forces. There were plans to obliterate the Imagination Animals as well since it was a totalitarian state that bred these terrorists to begin with. These operations included a full-blown military invasion, the nuclear option, and the deadliest weapon known to man. However, this would not go through.

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Artisit rendition of Zeeter Saldivar (pink hair) and lackeys


In December of 2020, the ACE collapsed under revolution and their leader was arrested, or so they say. In the place of their former totalitarian was a democratic system that Cartoonia would have implemented on them. Cartoonians would have rested easy if it weren’t for the previous precedence that has been set by the nation. Not once, but twice has Cartoonia been screwed over by the ongoing changes in government and revolutions left and right. Cartoon officials have figured that nothing will ever change. “With this nation, our forces are always on high alert,” says Ludwig Belischmidt, Secretary of Defense. “As one administration claims peace, another organization will come and destroy it. We can never be at peace”. Cartoon youth are still living in fear of being murdered and abused by these nationals. “It has been stated time and time again that these people would continue to hurt children. Both at home and abroad,” says Lisa Simpsons, the former Attorney General of Chancellor Erza Scarlet and now the Secretary of Child Welfare. “Judging by the laws of the past administration and the aims of the terrorist organization, there is no surprise that all of this betrayal has been caused by our policies of the importance of youth”. There have been other issues in regards to anthropomorphic animals and demi-humans. “The way their laws have dehumanized anthropomorphic peoples is sick and distasteful,” says Raphtalia Iwatani, the Secretary of Foreign Affairs and a demi-human herself. “This isn’t the nineteenth century, it is the twenty-first. These signs of discrimination are disgusting and insensitive to those who live here”. Cartoon officials have worked out a treaty with the new administration. But there is little hope for it to be signed anyway.
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Postby Ikheria » Wed Feb 17, 2021 7:38 pm

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"Where our vote, GDRC?"

Ikheria are currently member of GDRC, but in first voting on GDSE bill, Ikherian representative can't voting on that matter. Because of this, many Ikherians protesting in Ministry of Foreign and WA Affair.


Yeltsingrad - More than 400 peoples marching from Freedom Square to Ministry of Foreign and WA Affair headquarter in downtown Yeltsingrad for protesting GDRC bill voting system whom causing Ikherian representative can't voting in GDSE bills. Many of them are from political mass organization and parties. They carry banner whom read like; 'GDRC suck!', 'Where our vote, GDRC?', or even political slogan like; 'Z***a K**y, GDRC', 'GDRC stand for Greater Díenstad Regional Conspiracies', and others. Federal Police and Federal Guard Service was deployed for assisting Capital Police. Many politicians also calling change of GDRC voting system. "We demanding GDRC for change their voting system for allow us and other Regional Council member can voting on bill.", demand 6 Ikheria Liberal Party and 14 Ikherian Nationalist Party General Representative Council MPs in petition to GDRC. The petition getting more than 1000 signature and they target 150,000 signs. Many political commentator predicting major disapproval of GDRC in Ikheria if future bill can't voted by Ikherian GDRC representatives. Meanwhile, Ministry of Foreign and WA Affair spokesperson confirming Ikheria will implementing some of GDRC acts.
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A nation in Poland, Belarus, and Kaliningrad from result of mass emigration from Nusantara/Indonesia. Capital is Yeltsingrad/Warsaw.
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Remember, Ikherian Language is Indonesian, but writed in Cyrillic script!
Ikheria Federal News Agency: INTTC listed in GDSE.|Ikheria Federal Coast Guard began patrolling Ikherian EEZ.

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Postby Ikheria » Fri Feb 19, 2021 7:09 pm

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Armed Forces News 1: Ikheria test its new SAM/ABM system, New defence satellite launched

For first time, Ikherian Army and Ikheria Air Force testing its new air defence system, 5Sy100 Zhukov. This system can engage enemy planes, missiles, and many other airbone and some land target up to 390+ kilometer in range and 100+ kilometer in height. These system will fielded in next month. In meanwhile, Ikheria Space Defence Forces launching 2 new defence communication satellites, allowing broadband communication.


Yeltsingrad - In Tseleny Testing Range, Ikherian Army and Ikheria Air Force testing new air defence system, 5Sy100 Zhukov. This system are hybrid of Gun-based and Missile-based air defence system. This system consisting 7 separate radar (3 Surveillance/Early Warning radar with tracking and guidance/command capability, and 3 passive radar, and a Tracking, Guidance, and Command radar), a command post (including some logistic and communication truck), a missile launcher of TELAR/TEL/Fixed/Semi-mobile type (there no limit how much launcher, but Ikherians normally having min. 4 launcher), a radar-equipped gun truck (same like missile launcher, there no limit how much guns), and supporting vehicles (including reloader). There 4 missile for this system, 5V100-1 Zhukov-S (Short), 5V100-2 Zhukov-M (Medium), 5V100-3 Zhukov-L (Long Range), and 5V100-4 Zhukov-E (Extended), whom used for engaging enemy IRBM, ICBM warhead in terminal stage, even satellites too! These system operate under BASTION II BMS and having modular capability. The system will be one of Ikherian main air defence system.

In Tsininburg Spaceport Center, a Laikal-1C launcher boosting IFDF-Comms/IkherDefSat A1A and A1B to GTO orbit. The satellite was successor of IkherDefSat-1 communication satellite series whom operated by Ikherian Space Defence Force. Now, all IkherDefSat series will be upgraded for fulfilling demands of Ministry of Defence whom seeing possibility of electronic warfare and upgrading BMS systems to BASTION II. Because with that, Ikherian Ministry of Defence under Federal Representative Assembly and President approval ordering major upgrade of many IFDF communication technologies and procurement of new, improved IkherDefSat series. This satellite having many new capabilities, from improved ECCM system, implementation of very agile SDR and routing system, more powerful and reliable RF signal, upgraded inter-satellite connection, and more. These satellites will be controlled in new Yekarena Satellite Command Center, a Ikherian Space Defence Force base.
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Postby Kuronami » Sun Feb 21, 2021 12:01 am

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Major Earthquake Hits Eastern Kuronami Domain



SONOMI CITY - Amaterasu's Capital City and nearby cities were jolted awake early morning of 19 February as a strong 7.5 Magnitude Earthquake struck in the morning hours, just off shore, early Saturday morning. This quake is considerably stronger than the 4.9-5.6Mw earthquake that struck in the region back in 2018 which primarily was along the Northern Range Fault that borders between Hang-Gang and Amaterasu Domains in Eastern Kuronami, and it's the strongest quake in two-decades to strike the metropolitan Sonomi area. The quake could be felt through the region with shaking reported in Joo-Nam in Hang-Gang Domain. A small tsunami wave was reported but was negligible causing little damage to the coastlines save for some insecure structures and boats in the marinas.

14 casualties have been reported, with 13 directly and one indirectly as a result, an additional 185 have been injured with 12 of those being reported as serious. No missing persons have been reported. The Royal Geological Society has said this quake erupted along the offshore Amaterasu Fault and placed its depth at 55 km, a revision from the initial 60 km first estimated. The Strongest shaking could be felt in Sonomi City with the 7.1 shaking intensity and latest government report says 950,000 homes do not have access to power, and many power plants throughout the region went offline.

In the foothills of nearby Soma, a car ran into the path of a rockfall, resulting in the driver sustaining minor neck injury. A 100-meter section of the fishing port in the city was displaced vertically, 10 centimeters at the most. The port also suffered liquefaction when sand erupted from fissures in the asphalt. There were also reports of conflagrations from local authorities. On the Miyamoto Expressway, landslides buried parts of the road, and embankments along it collapsed, but no vehicles were trapped inside. In another section, 10 meters of the expressway was uplifted.

Another landslide in Honda partially buried the Ebisu Lodge, a nature attraction located along the slopes of a mountain. The landslide took with it cars and a double-story building, eventually burying them. The roadway leading to and from the center also cracked as a result of the ground slumping.In Sonomi, the walkway of an apartment block on the second floor collapsed. No one was injured from the collapse. One resident was trapped for a while and later rescued through a window.

At least 311 schools in the city and surrounding towns sustained damage such as cracked walls, floors, and broken windows. Water pipe bursting was also accounted for. This prompted the closure of 71 schools.Footage and images circulating online suggest that minor damage including broken glass and collapsing facades were caused by the shaking. Home videos taken during the earthquake also show cabinets and shelves toppling over. With much of the damage and epicenter being in the regional capital of Sonomi, The Imperial Government has deployed a task force to assist in recovery and search and rescue operations if need be. The Royal Family of Amaterasu is accounted for and safe, with Lady Amaterasu Daidouji overseeing disaster response operations and in a rare move on her part, Her Highness Empress Von Eylstadt flew into Sonomi last last night to meet directly with the Daidouji Family as urgently as possible to asses what the Domain might need from the Imperial Capital in Caloris. No further word about potential foreign aid though the Kuronami Empress has said if circumstances warrant greater response beyond the capacity of Kuronami's resources they will call upon it. In a statement, Her Highness relayed to us,

"We know many are on the look out for Kuronami when we need help, but with the pandemic ravaging so much of the world, we cannot strain other's resources unless we're on the brink ourselves. We hope it won't come to it."


With the threat of landslides and impending inclement autumn weather, a storm warning and slide warning have been issued. Residents are also being asked to prepare for potential aftershocks in the days and weeks to come.
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The Solisian Union Prepares For National Elections

Postby Solisian Union » Mon Mar 22, 2021 10:23 am

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The Solisian Union Prepares For National Elections





The great Solisian sun rises once again in the east and greets the entire Union with warmth as an official announcement came out of La Honor, La Victoria Canton. Such an announcement was immediately broadcast all over the Union. Letters were sent, emails were delivered, and government websites had new updates. Meanwhile, the televisions and radios and streaming services within the Union all did their best to transmit the voice of President Atalaya Rivas.

Dressed in her finest, the President, and official candidate of the Solisian Socialist Party, appeared to speak at her official residence in the capital.

This is her address:

“It is my greatest honor, and my most sacred duty as President of the Solisian Union, to announce to all of my people, both at home and overseas, that the 15th Solisian Political Summit has come to an end last night. As a warm sun rises over the breast of our land, I am pleased to announce that our National Elections shall commence ten days from now. And today, I sincerely wish for all the people of the Solisian Union, for all those who are eligible for this year’s elections, to do their best to participate in this upcoming event. For this is no ordinary event. This is the event which shall decide the formation of a new government that shall guide the Union into the future and perform its utmost for the good of the people of the Union and for the betterment of the state. To all within the embrace of our Union, and to all those beyond her boundaries, I call upon you now to begin your own preparations so that your vote, whatever it may be, and for whoever it shall be, will count and be considered solidly as the manifestation of your will as you, the people, are the ones who truly lead this Union. To all who may be listening, and to all those who are to be informed, I greet you a good morning and wish you well that, when the elections begin ten days from now, this shall mark the beginning of another chapter in the entire history of our nation state. Long live the Union. Long live the people. Long live the future and the happiness of all mankind.”

Other Solisian candidates have spoken hours after the President’s address, with Aurania Salazar of the Azen Traditionalist Party stating: “We call all our people within the heart of Azenia, and to all those who share our ideals and our values, to give great consideration for the call of President Rivas to action for the future elections. In ten days, we will vote. But as she said, I encourage everyone to prepare for the coming elections.”

Meanwhile, Prince Hasan Catic of the Alliance of Mantagonia has offered only a brief comment, saying: “We are delighted to take up the invitation of President Rivas to take part in the great event that shall decide the fate of a new government for the Union.”

Laria Lactasa, from the Federalist Party; Benicio Paz Pinheiro, from the Independent Alliance; and Abasa Topic, from the Solisian Communist Party, have all declared their formal responses to the invitation of President Rivas to participate in the national elections. So did Manuela Abarquero, candidate of the Military Protection Party, as well as Marco Jimenez of the United Solisia Glory party.

Yet, despite the hopes of the people that the elections shall proceed smoothly yet energetically, there has been a little air of tension in the Union after the tragedy of Robredarcas.

Time will tell if things shall, indeed, proceed smoothly. But it is a strong belief that the Union shall have peace for the current elections, just as peace reigned over all the national elections since the birth of the Union.
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Postby Solisian Union » Sat Mar 27, 2021 2:24 am

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The First Rallies




It is just past noon here in La Chiza, and at the city of Mirli, the supporters of Atalaya Rivas, the current President and the official candidate of the Solisian Socialist Party, are out and about. They are happy, waving flags and singing songs. They are marching down the streets peacefully, with permission granted by the local authorities, as the days begin to count down toward the beginning of the elections. And until then, it seems that all over the Union, there seems to be no stopping any citizen from showing their support toward their parties and their candidates in public.

But it is within the capital, La Victoria, as well as in the largest cities of the Union - especially in the hearts of the cities of Solisia Primus, Salamanicia, Sycatar, The High Country of Nannasia, the Magadanga Islands, Central Rasur, the United Kingdom of Mantagonia, and Ersia - that most of the Union's citizens are displaying their strongest feelings, their hopes and dreams, of a future that would be decided by the whole nation and state through elections.

So far, it seems that the Socialists maintain the strongest and the most significant influence over the Union, as plenty of the rallies which have begun in the greater parts of the Union are pro-Socialist. Though the Union also is witnessing the beginning of rallies for the ATP, the Azen Traditionalist Party, or simple the Traditionalist Party, within the more conservative provinces of Azenia. There are also rallies within the territories of the Mantagonian peoples, and these rallies call for increasing support of Prince Hasan Catic, who has promised them an ambitious set of reforms for their sakes.

The Communists are also showing strength, as they are conducting rallies in their own territories within Solisia and in the parts of Azenia which were 'more radical and more supportive of socialism' that Atalaya's party could promise. Abasa is a popular candidate who has promised to the Union a platform not only for the sake of the Union but also for the sake of the RMU and of greater involvement in international affairs.

For now, the other parties are simply conducting modest gatherings in support of their candidates. Stay tuned for more news on the days counting down toward the elections.
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Hopes on a Wall

Postby Solisian Union » Sat Mar 27, 2021 9:55 am

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Hopes on a Wall




All over Solisia, beginning in the largest province of the Union in terms of population, Solisia Primus, celebrations are breaking out and behind them, there is hope for the future. A future, regardless of whoever wins, and regardless of what party takes power, that the Union seems to look forward to.

Reforms are in great demand as the people of the Union, diverse as they are, and in great numbers, call upon their candidates and their parties to not only make their promises but to actually fulfill them. Since the beginning of democracy within the Union, it has always been the tradition of the Union's citizens to come out in force on the streets to not simply hold rallies and participate in whatever means they can, but to also make their wants and needs clear.

And the people of the Union do so creatively.

In such a province, where a majority of the population is composed of Solisians, Azens, Elizarans, and Nannasians, it is known to all that before every election, people would come to El Muro del Pueblo or "The Wall of the People" so they could post or write their desires for the future so that the parties and their candidates could really see for themselves what the people have in mind. Though it is, of course, the tradition of the parties and their candidates to take careful measure of the people's wants and needs long before that, and for the government to take account of what the Union needs and wants, it still remains a significant part of Union life before the elections actually happen on the day they are supposed to.

So far, in Solisia Primus, the Solisians wish for the Socialist Party to remain in power, but with expectations. They wanted the party, and Atalaya, to remain firm on their promise that the rights of the people remain respected, especially with regard towards secularism. They also wanted the SSP to be in favor of improving the rights of the people to substances such as marijuana. Also, they wanted the SSP to oppose any censorship of the Internet. And lastly, they seemed to call for tighter controls on the police, even going so far as to propose that their budget be cut.

This was in opposition to the wishes of the Azens, who seem to have stronger than usual feelings against the proposed budget cuts for the police, citing their own concerns that this would weaken the ability of the police to protect their communities. Though they are in agreement with their Solisian counterparts on the matters of rights, substance usage, Internet censorship, they added that they wanted to propose greater reforms regarding the state's secular positition; that is, they believe that it is time for the Union to "be more open toward some religions." Together with them, many Marshites of various groups living within Solisia Primus also called for "openness and acceptance" of faith and other things related.

The strongest voices against any reform of the secularist position of the Union came from the Nannasians, with Nannasian Marshites being the only ones to seriously break from their call of "not changing a thing" about the Union's stance against religion. Though the Union itself is not seriously considering, at the present, any drastic change toward its own stance, it is obvious to all that the Union seems to have a significant shift in public opinion with regards toward what must be done with how religion is treated within the Union.

Yet, strangely, the Elizarans seem to be most concerned about public embezzlement, citing their complaints against the administration of Alexia Acin, who is a popular provincial leader who once fought for the improvement of the rights of transgender people a few years ago. They wanted a new administration that was going to do better and avoid embezzling public funds. Though this too was a concern for the other groups of the province, it seemed that the Elizarans were the loudest about this. And though they were in agreement with many of their counterparts, they remained mostly concerned with embezzlement, stating that it was their community that seemed to suffer most from the misuse of the funds to which they contributed.

With these, and so many other concerns put to the wall, it is up to the party, Atalaya, but also to many, many others to see what they can do about all these concerns.
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Postby AHSCA » Sun Mar 28, 2021 12:19 pm

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March is the start of AHSCA's "dry season" (I think we all know "dry" is relatively speaking) and with that it's also time for members of Congress to assemble. This is the first new session since the election last year and as the new members are welcomed in to the hallowed chamber, the day begins per usual. Dedication and welcoming of another passing of the seasons as ordained by the Great Goddesses. Certainly, AHSCA has plenty to be thankful for going ahead, as another year and decade of peace and optimism is upon us. These were the sentiments echoed by the still Majority Leader and Speaker, Pacifica, Senator from Corona, as she gave the opening address. At her side was the other Corona Senator, Senator Miela, the still Minority Leader, coming off her narrow defeat. It seems the two ladies who are notably in an open relationship with each other, still maintain their decorum and mutual respect and appreciation for each other, in spite of their party differences.

With the sharply divided election we saw last year, it has sewed some concerns that the chamber may become increasingly partisan, with the two parties struggling for their continued leadership in driving the nation forward. The Progressives wanting to move the country forward in new ways, the Conservatives wanting to keep AHSCA as that little gem on the islands, untouched by the changing tides of the world around us. Matters growing further complicated as new parties and unaffiliated candidates begin to gain more traction than in years past. And it seemed not even the concerns of nature could keep the UIP from clenching the race against the NLP whom were the favorites to win.

After the two speakers gave their addresses, the freshman Senators had their chance to speak. From Aurora, the newly elected Setsuoko Fujihara representing the Communist Party, perhaps the biggest surprise in this election. Senator Fujihara's words were that of a a calm platform, seemingly contrary to the party's rather extreme rhetoric at in the race. Expressing her sincer desires to sew the seeds of change and reform in the nation that eventually AHSCA will progress beyond its current state and become a true people's state. On the opposite, Kyoko Kubota also representing Aurora seemed to take offense at Fujihara's promises of "reform and change" stating her desire to maintain the system that saw us through from the end of The War to the present day. Seeming to address her constituents directly, Kubota urged all to be weary of those bearing gifts.

Representing Hoshino, a noted staunch traditionalist conservative, Kiri Whatitiri made her speech to the point and that was a promise to keep AHSCA the way it's always been. Decrying the worthlessness of the world's over educated, overthinking populous and urging her fight against Globalism will go on as she's prepared to do what it takes to really fight the fight against the UIP's globalist agenda. Shouting in old Hoshine, she proclaimed Glory to the islands of old!.

Anya Strum, Senator for Stillestando was next, giving a short speech that largely mirrored her own acceptance speech from winning the race. Her final sentiment was still that of cooperation, "all those who wish to talk and listen, my ears are open."

With the Senators sworn in and having the chance to address their welcoming statements, Congress got down to business, beginning the discussion on various agenda items, some leftover from the last session. Talks about a change in citizenship eligibility, creation of a storm bank, a major talking point during the election. Foreign relations, taxation adjustments, budget needs all discussed. No major bills or votes were held today.

Absent from today's proceedings, Duchess Marcella Villa, as her highness is overseas at a regional event in Tupioca. Her sister, Princess Gisella Villa instead sat in observation of the session. The Princess allowed the Majority and Minority Leader to conduct the meeting in full.
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Armed Forces News 2: Zhukov ADS achieve Initial Operational Capability, new spy satellite launched

After its public announcement, Zhukov ADS finally achieve Initial Operational Capability with 15 main launch sites. In meanwhile, ISMSC launch Nemets-1, a new SAR intel satellite for IFDF and FISB.


Yeltsingrad and Zaporosk - SRC Novarnaka, officially declaring Zhukov ADS entering Initial Operational Capability phase with 15 main launch site, with 5 of them was in Yeltsingrad and neighboring city limit and other 10 are undisclosed, all complete with radar, commanding unit, and launcher from short to long ranged one. After some consultation, there no fixed unit, instead, a silo for very long-ranged one was build in their place, as their size was enough for justify development silo-based launch system and their strategic value because capability for intercept enemy re-entry vehicles in last part of midcourse phase and in terminal phase. Some other new information of this project still was state secret for now, but, in future, these information will available.

In Zaporosk Space Center, Nemets-1 was partially successfully launched on maiden flight of Lyid-1 launcher. Upper stage of launcher was shut down too later, leaving it on slightly high orbit. Even, with that, Nemets-1 was separated from the upper stage after some corrective manuver, adjusting its direct injection orbit. Nemets-R1 is Ikheria's most advanced, state-of-the-art radar imaging satellite, first in Nemets series of intel satellite suites. Nemets-1 use STARSCAN platform, developed by SDI AG and licensed to ISMSC, whom produce them for IFDF and FISB. These satellite will provide high resolution radar imaging for Ikherian troops in field, improving their situation awareness, provide capability for civilian agency for use this technology in peacetime, and others. Nemets-R1 and others in series have upgraded laser communication module and inter-satellite link, allow them use IkherDefSat relay capabilities.
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By: Markus Wolfe
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In these days where there are more charities than one can shake a stick at, it can sometimes take exceptional attention grabbing measures in order to get people to contribute their hard earned Rushanas to the cause. However, no one was expecting a mixture of an animal that we find cute, with a genre of music that is supposed to be anything but. Starting today, the all cat Heavy Metal band Catpocalypse has released their first single, "Of Cruelty And Anguish." Proceeds from the new single have been dedicated to the Lamonian Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (LSPCA), in support of their mission to protect animals all over the Free Republic. Catpocalypse's new single can best be described as an adroit mixture of heavy metal music, instruments, a synthetic human voice, and cat vocalizations that will be sure to please any heavy metal fan.

The furry band members are all under the care of the LSPCA, which granted us the chance to interview the band's lead guitarist, Trouper. Trouper didn't really talk except for cat vocalizations, but the shelter staff was kind enough to show us the recording studio where the band records their music. Already present were Trouper's bandmates, Fluffmeister, KamCatKa, and GoffKat. All four of these cats had been rescued from an abusive household, and are still recovering at an LSPCA shelter in Nephi. The band's first single is a Heavy Metal take on the abuse that the band members have suffered in the past, further putting a spotlight on the twin problems of pet abuse and pet abandonment.

LSPCA Director-General Sergof Shov has come out in favor of this development. "The LSPCA works tirelessly day in and day out to cater to the needs of abandoned, abused, and otherwise neglected animals all over the Free Republic. These efforts cost money, and if Catpocalypse can bring both attention and funding to these important issues, then the LSPCA wishes them all of the success in the world."

Meanwhile, Jasved Travuba of the (Ordenite aligned) Lamonian Morality League stridently opposes the formation of Catpocalypse. "This is yet another example of the degeneracy that is running rampant in this region. First it was the Marshites and their very liberal religion spreading their filth throughout the region, then it was the turn of the Stevidian Catholic Church to turn away from true morality. Today, only Ordena stands as the region's true beacon of light and proper morality, even as the other so-called beacons of morality decay, and allow themselves to become debased and corrupted.

This Catpocalypse band and their Heavy Metal music would never be allowed in a truly moral country, it is akin to willfully allowing Satan into your home, and the Lamonian Morality League will not stand for it, even if we have to take active measures of our own in order to stop this widespread immorality ourselves. You have been warned."

We here at Lamoni Today would like to take this time to point out that the words of Jasved Travuba do not reflect the opinions of either the reporter, or this newspaper, and were merely included in this story for reasons of journalistic integrity. Lamoni Today does not support terrorist threats, nor do we mock religions.

Catpocalypse's first public appearance will be on June 7th, at the Dirk Rodgers Memorial Coliseum in Nephi, where the band will debut their maiden album, "Gothic Claws: Litter Box Abomination." Tickets are expected to go on sale at the Coliseum's website on May 7th, with half of the proceeds going to the LSPCA. Security at the event is expected to be heavy, as threats have come from multiple sources, including from Jasved Travuba. If you believe that the cause is worthy, and want to defy the various threats, then this would be the perfect concert for you.
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Breaking News: Federal Government announcing territory expansion

After several months, Ikheria now officially integrate many new territory. This annexation will positively impact national economy and security.


Yeltsingrad - Today was birthday for 4 new northern states and the only Federal province with state-level capabilities, Sloddovia Island Territory, as Federal Representative Assembly affirming the related law, Federal Territory Enlargement Act was in force. The bill, signed into law yesterday, enlarging the Federal authority to Northern and Northeast stateless area. Because many new states was under-developed, the Federal Government also establish Federal Office for Development of New Territories. This agency was charged for dealing with situation in new states and managing their development.
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Grand Kingdom of Tupioca purchases three Luna class Fleet Carriers


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There were celebrations in Nephi today, as authorized representatives from the Grand Kingdom of Tupioca signed a contract for the export of three LAIX ARMS designed Luna class fleet carriers, with priority construction on all three carriers expected to begin at once. While it is as yet unknown what aircraft will fly off of the decks of these aircraft carriers, the 28.5 billion NSD deal is expected to lead to a revitalization of the Grand Kingdom's Navy, which has suffered from a lack of aircraft carriers, as well as aging weapons systems. The three carriers are expected to have finished construction within two years, due to the use of partially built carriers that were slated for the Lamonian Navy, but which have been turned over to the Grand Kingdom's Navy, with the Lamonian Navy getting their carriers at a later date. Luna class fleet carriers are constructed in modular blocks, which are then fitted together at the shipyard in order to make the completed ship. This allows various benefits such as faster overall ship construction, as well as affording the shipbuilders an easier time of placing large, heavy, and bulky equipment into the ship during construction, than could be done using traditional shipbuilding methods.

LAIX ARMS CEO Matthew Knox released a statement on the matter, reading in part, "LAIX ARMS is always happy to help other nations to boost their defensive capabilities. In a world as unpredictable as ours, a friend could turn into your greatest enemy overnight, and it pays for nationstates to have the best defensive systems that they can afford, in order to deter foreign aggression. Our deal with the Greater Kingdom of Tupioca will greatly enhance the capabilities of their Navy, which will let their citizens sleep more soundly in their beds at night, while honorable men and women defend them from the dangers of modern life."

It is as yet unknown what aircraft might fly from the decks of these aircraft carriers, which is where the main punch and tactical value of an aircraft carrier lies. In any case, the people and Government of the Grand Kingdom are undoubtedly expecting great things from their coming Luna Class fleet aircraft carriers, which will carry their Navy through into the future.
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Taxpayer concern, Ikherian newest states will be independent for 12.5 years


Federal City of Yeltsingrad, Ikheria and soon be Sloddovia City, Sloddovia Island Territory, Northern Sloddovia (soon, Ikheria) - After unprecedented motion for protecting taxpayers in both chamber of Federal Representative Assembly and pettions from taxpayers to president, President Lebankov confirm that, his direct annexation plan was suspended and instead, a transitional plan was implemented, with letting some new states unify into Northern Sloddovia for 7.5 year. Ikheria will help Northern Sloddovia be developed and eventually, reunited after 5 more year for finalizing transitional plan, for total of 12.5 years. In meanwhile, Ikherian contractor was still surveying the area whom became Sloddovia City. The city was located near northwestern beach area and will be main port city for eastern Ikherian seaboard. Officials in that beach also surveying for any natural disaster risk as Sloddovia Island Territory was near sea area, making these islands, easy target for tsunami.
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Postby Brutalist Arstotzka » Wed Apr 21, 2021 12:42 pm

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Chairman Steps Down. State of Emergency Declared.
Conflict in Central Hugen raised concern.



Orvech Vonor - At 07:34 AM CDT, Chairman Christoffer Lindemann announced his resignation citing personal reasons for the leadership change. Following the declaration, Armeegeneral Wolfgang Otto Ziegler, Minister of National Defense, was named as his successor. As his first action in office, the Chairman declared a State of Emergency due to increasing hostilities in Central Hugen. Announced from the Volkspalast, the declaration was disseminated on all state media platforms. Forming the People’s Committee on the State of Emergency, Chairman Ziegler discussed his new strategy in addressing the growing Ordenite threat in the south.

The Central Hugen conflict, which has escalated following the renewed Macabean spring counter-offensive in recent weeks, has caused worry to the current government as the war slowly progresses north. The unprovoked invasion by the Ordenite Reich into Hailandkill, now nearing its one year anniversary, has led to deaths in the hundreds of thousands, and millions of displaced Killians. With the current Ordenite-Macabean conflict continuing to rage on the Krasnovan front and recent Ordenite bombings in the northern Imperial provinces, many experts expect hostilities to continue throughout the summer.

Commenting on the continuing conflict, Chairman Ziegler commented, “Our Republic can no longer afford to ignore the changing situation within Hugen. In this State of Emergency, we have acknowledged the growing risk in the south, and how Arstotzka will no longer be passive to it.”

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Postby Tupioca » Fri Apr 30, 2021 2:01 pm

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Crown Forces Mobilize on Western Border; "Snuff Out Separatists and Their Allies" says Minister of War


In a press conference early yesterday evening, a spokesman for the Crown and the Ministry of War relayed the King's and Lord of War's announcement to invade the unincorporated territories to the west of the Grand Kingdom. It has only been ten years since the end of the Unification War but hostilities still persist between fanatical factions of the previous Barons who were ousted from power by King Harold. These factions have seek to re-establish themselves in the uncharted territories to reignite the war in full and reclaim their lost baronies and holdings. This would never end in victory for the separatists but it is a threat the King can no longer ignore. As of today, His Highness's 3rd Rifle Division has mobilized the 1st Brigade "War Trolls" under the command of Colonel Rojer Lipstrum and the 3rd Brigade "Blooded Roosters" under the command of Colonel Hilda Brumstar.
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Soldiers of the 3rd Rifle Division have been mobilized because of the fact that many of the soldiers are native Turenbourgs and will not fail in the task assigned to them. The fighting is expected to commence in the next ninety six hours as advanced special combat units weaken the enemy and their line of fortresses that stand between the Grand Kingdom of our brighter future.

The ultimate goal of the campaign is to reach Lake Pachnouk which will be named in the Grand Kingdom as Lake Seram. It has always been the desire of the King to be able to provide adequate and clean water to his people. When a survey by the Crown's public relations office concluded a public opinion poll it was found that eighty nine percent of the populous supports the Crown's decision to mobilize and finish off the separatists and ninety four percent of the populous appreciates the King's desire to provide them with a clean source of water. It will be a conflict that will be observed with great interest and the Crown hopes that the neighbors of Tupioca do not feel threated by this mass mobilization of troops.

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Postby AHSCA » Fri Apr 30, 2021 4:47 pm

UISDF Navy Rescues Cargo Liner From Stormy Seas

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by: Shino Asagiri, Junior Reporter

First reported: 13 March, 2021

Reports out of both the Foreign Office and Defense Office that a cargo ship of still unnamed nationality was resecued in the area of responsibility of AHSCA's UISDF Naval Command. According to information, a mayday call was received by UISDF Command at the Embassy Isle Military Annex at approximately 00:12 local time and two rescue choppers (similar to the pictured above in a file photo) were deployed from the aircraft carrier, HMS Nanao which was situated in some range of the area. The ship which called out for distress was presumably caught in a violent storm and overwhelmed by the conditions at the sea that evening and ran aground on the Tamura Reefs 65 kilometers east of Animalpolis Island. According to The Meteorology Office, a full force hurricane was moving along its track in the vicinity (also to note this storm is not expected to affect AHSCA Proper) so it is possible the ship was caught off guard by the storm. As of now, Deputy Foreign Officer, Roshin Tendo and Defense Officer Kurago have not supplied any comment about the nature of the ship or the rescue beyond it was a simple "search and rescue operation" We'll have more for you as this story develops.

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We now have it on good authority, that the ship rescued was in fact, Stevidan in origin. Stevid which was of course the nation that waged war on our islands two-decades ago, has not had any formal relations with the UIS since our foundation and likewise the UIS has no formal diplomatic relations with The Holy Empire and has relied on our allies in Lamoni and Mokastana to handle any communiques needed between our states. Per agreements hashed out in the armistice, Stevidan ships and UIS ships are to refrain from entering each other's territorial waters. Deputy Tendo of the Foreign Office did stress the carrier was not officially in AHSCA's waters but in our area of responsibility for maritime activities, outlined in the agreements with Holy Marsh, Lamoni and Mokastana in the military defensive agreements worked out in the days since the war. Per the agreements AHSCA and her allies would assist passing ships in distress if a call could reasonably be reached in time. UNICIM was able to talk with the commanding officer on duty at Command the night of the rescue, Captain Shino Tadiyama. "We heard the mayday call, on my authority we radioed the nearest ship in the area. Only after that we decided to deploy a rescue force we realized the ship's origin. Regardless, we still would have deployed the rescue, it's signature was consistent with a civilian cargo container ship, not a military."

We reached out to sailors stationed aboard the Nanao many declined to comment or referred us to the ship's Commanding Officer, Admiral Clara Houten, whom also declined to comment instead referred us up to the Defense Office instead. Defense Officer Kurago declined to comment but a spokesperson in the office said the matter was handled appropriately by those at Naval Command and aboard the Nanao. The Nanao is currently in dry dock for maintenance with the crew on leave. When asked about the wayward sailors, Deputy Tendo said they are being held in custody of the Mokastana government pending their process to return them home to their native Stevid. The idea of sailors from a nation that's still considered openly hostile present in AHSCA may be of concern but Deputy Tendo assures the public there is little reason for concern or worry. "What makes it complicated is our nations don't have formal relations so we have to go through a few more channels to take care of them. We expect a quick easy hand off, these are civilians not military." The contents of the ship were asked about but Deputy Tendo says, "The physical ship we rescued the sailors from is the concern of it's owners and port of origin now." Island Governors are expected to urge sailors to not attempt to salvage the ship, though experts say it is likely the ship is already being salvaged by others by now, ontop of that, native sailors do know well the area of the Tamura Reefs
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NADESHIKO - After a year of deliberation with his cabinet ministers, His Royal Highness Grand Prince Seijuro Shima has approved a deal with neighboring Abetton Kingdom to branch railroads and allow greater trade and commerce between the two nations, in an effort to bolster the two economies which have been largely stagnant in the past few years. While the two nations have enjoyed trade, hefty import taxation and costs of shipping goods between them have only increased with rising fuel prices and wage increases in recent times, aggravated by the recent dissolution of the shipping company Matsumoto-Shiba Corporation last year, pushing the need of regional and global shipping and travel onto the other smaller carriers causing an overwhelm in demand, demand many haven't been able to meet causing in turn, lost revenue.

While the idea of joining the two nation's rail networks is welcome by many industries, those in the marine shipping and passenger industry are concerned of the long term impact it will have on their industry. Cargo Captain Jiro Horokoshi in particular fears a heavy reliance on rails will cut down the need of mariner shipping between Katase and neighboring Abetton. "Perhaps this is my signal to finally retire." The Captain said to the Leader, "I suppose times are changing whether I want them to or not, and sooner or later old fossils like me will be left in the dirt to be dug up."

In the Ministry of Commerce, Commerce Minister Tanjiro Matsumoto said while rails might decrease some of the need of maritime shipping, he wants to assure those in the industry there still likely will be a place for them. "Much of this deal is to service Katase and The Kingdom (Abetton)," The Minister said, "There's still the need of passenger service, ferry service beyond our two borders. Please be patient and have short term pain for long term gain."

But with much of the world at a standstill due to an ongoing pandemic in many nations, it's still a wonder how long the pain will last. Going back to Captain Horokoshi who says while business has been good for his company, he still acknowledges "Most of the demand is Abetton-Katase route and not much of anywhere else with many places shutting their borders to travel because of the pandemic, including our own."

The construction is expected to begin in Spring 2021 or early Summer 2022, all that is required is for Katase to extend the existing lines between the western border and into Katase's Central line, thus connecting the two nations by rail, the final estimated budget has not been announced.

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Postby Morrdh » Tue May 04, 2021 6:56 am

University Recovered, Seeks To Expand Student Body


LINDUN, MORDENT.- After the atomic bombing of Lindun by the Kingdom of Imbinium some years ago, the University of Lindun has announced that it's facilities has been completely rebuilt and that it is looking to expand it's student body.

Much like the city itself, the University lost it's campus and most of it's associated facilities in the devastation caused by the atomic strike. A fair number of the staff and students alike were loss in the event, with many remaining unaccounted for to this day. Despite the loss and destruction, the bombing has been seen as an opportunity by some parties. Part of the planning for the reconstruction of Lindun, thoughts were given to the University in the form of consolidating and expanding it's facilities on a main campus site along with extra student accommodation. The rebuilt campus will boast extra research facilities along with state of the art education resources.

Of particular note is the increased number of places being offered to non-Commonwealth students, the aim is for at least 40% of the University's students being from international backgrounds. Presently the University of Lindun has been looking to forge partnerships with universities in other countries, offering cheaper tuition fees to draw students.
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Postby Cartoonia » Tue May 04, 2021 9:36 pm

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Through strife, trial, and determination, Cartoon House was proud to announce the formation of the Cartoon Dominion of North Kernig earlier this evening, a new jewel in Cartoonia’s ever-expanding empire. Since the loss of the Equestrian Territories back in 2018, Cartoonia had hopes of expanding the empire once more, and that same year they had their chance. A devastating war has left the former Craxx Empire, who were notorious warlords back then had fallen by their own doing, leaving nothing but radiated dust in their former empire. While it was most upsetting to see empires crumble, it sparked a golden opportunity for Cartoonia to claim territories as other nations scramble for it themselves. On the fourth of February in 2019, about 250,000 people (settlers, farmers, scientists, militia members, and governing bodies) left Port Dickson and into the North tip of the Kernig Isles. There the port capital of Galicula was founded. The basic construction took a year and a half to complete and was now a prospering port city. A few minor hiccups were involved, including trial and error of crops resulting in either famines or feasts and water supplies being slightly contaminated, but the endeavor has been successful, spurring many more to slowly expand westward with major cities including Mignogna and Squidonia. In early 2020, as Supreme Leader Jimmy Kudo was negotiating with the president of The United States for the succession of Texas into the Cartoon Empire, work began in North Kernig on extracting oil and natural gases on the tip near Galicula. Outward in the west part of the colony, plantations of cotton, rubber, tobacco, and timber (along with sugar, maize, and wheat) were formed to cultivate the rich lands to be used in Cartoonia. A government was set up within Galicula and after reaching one million citizens, with a vote from the Cartoon House of Representatives, the colony is now officially a Cartoon Dominion.

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Citizens living in Cartoon Dominions will enjoy living in a small piece of Cartoonia only paying no income tax at all (but still have to pay any sales taxes and a payroll tax). The territory is self-governing with a representative legislature, but still answers the call of the Cartoon Government. In times of war, dominions are expected to join the fight with Cartoonia’s allies. The person in charge of the management of the dominion government is an Imperial Governor-General, and the IGG of North Kernig is Nedward Churchill Flanders III, a distant relative of former traditionalist politician Ned Flanders. The new Imperial Governor-General has future plans for the dominion which include expansion of dominion borders, continued excavation of resources, exploration, research, and the most important thing to him, the spread of Judeo-Christian values on locals and those remaining in the former Craxx Empire. Nedward is a devout Toontholosist, a division of the Catholic faith, and is eager to share his faith to others. He will be joined by Army Major General Rumi Hironaka Mannerheim, who will have joint control of both army and naval operations serving as the commander of joint military forces. This marks the new era for Cartoonian imperial power which political experts says will continue to grow in the years to come.
-Lucy Heartfilia, Head-Journalist for The Gallagher Herald
Last edited by Cartoonia on Tue May 04, 2021 10:14 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Supreme Leader Jimmy Kudo
Chancellor Nigel Uno
Attorney General Conan Edogawa
Secretary of Foreign Affairs Raphtalia
Gran-General of the Army Eric Cartman
Gran-Admiral of the Navy Kagura Mikazuchi

The desk of the Democratic Republic of Cartoonia Department of Foreign Affairs.
Capitol: Gallagher
Current Civil State: Prosperous
Current Military Status: At Peace
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