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Free States of Columbia
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Postby Free States of Columbia » Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:14 pm

Columbia Times

Conservative candidate leading the pack

April 6, 1993


National Commonwealth Party nominee, Jack Loucks, is at the top of the polls in Columbia's first presidential election. He is currently polling at 39%. His closest competitor is Republican Joe Biden, who is the favourite of 32% of those polled. The poll was conducted among 1,000 possible voters all across Columbia.

Mr Loucks is running on a very hard-right platform. For one, he has called for harsh crackdowns on former communists across the country. He wants to invest heavily in the military to make it a small, but relatively effective fighting force. On top of this, he has called for more intensive surveillance of what he calls "Those who might pose a future threat to the country".

His social policies also reflect his right-wing campaign. He plans to ban all abortions unless they are truly necessary for the mother's survival. A new "family values" program is also another one of his proposed reforms.

It is his views on expansion, however, that has turned many heads. He has stated that he wishes to see Columbia most of former Gettysburg. Mr Loucks has called for the current president of Columbia to allow for the people of these regions to join Columbia.

Of course, his candidacy has faced sharp criticism. Mr Biden has called him a "dangerous authoritarian" who will risk destroying the republic before it even had the chance to develop.


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      Mbale Forces Liberate Zomban Catholics

      April 15th, 1993


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      The foolish tyrants of the Zomba administration have found themselves at the mercy of the Pontifical Guard after refusing to apologize to the Mbale government for blatantly attacking our patrols. The dogs declared war on our Holy State and were swiftly defeated by the overwhelming strength of the Church's troops. Leaders of the Mbale Armed Forces and the Pontifical Guard have met with clergy members in former Zomba to discuss the integration of catholic majority regions into the Mbale Republic.

      The Zomban government is no more, and a much more reasonable lot will be put in their place. The Mbale government has formally apologized to innocent citizens of Zomba who could do nothing as their tyrannical leadership led them to war, and assures them that the new administration will be one deserving of its people.

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      Dodging Communism Since 1989

      April 16th, 1993

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      Lache, Occitania Annexed, New French Century Declared


      After months of war, the forces of the Entente were able to subdue their most quarrelsome cousins and redraw the distribution of French territory to even out the balance of power. With all major disputes (excluding the ultimate rule of the former imperial territories) taken care of, the militarized French states now find themselves with a lot of money and a lot of brainpower to spare. Economists, political analysts, and investors have been heard making bold statements of a "new French century" now that the nations of former france have stabilized. Yangean investors have already taken the bold leap to penetrate the new market by establishing several REIT PLCs in Paris. We expect more entrepreneurs to follow suit in the coming months.

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Postby Aliciam » Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:59 pm

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April 15 , 1993


Camino Nuevo, French States, and Royal Wedding


Camino Nuevo has announced they will begin investing massively into Kosovo and Kakanj. The Pharma giant is expected to make huge gains. Nuevo were questioned on if the price of drugs were going to rise but the company assured the press their goal is to save lives.
The company did announce a new weight loss drug would be entering the market within the next month.


Recent news from our French neighbors shows Occitania and Lache have now joined with other French States. President Cortez had the following to say
"I want to congratulate the Entente for their success in unifying the French nation and bringing peace to the endless fighting. I hope our friendship can grow and prosper. I plan on reaching out to French leaders to speak on deals that can greatly benefit us both."



Queen Mary officially sent out her wedding invitations. Although the list of people invited has not been released the Palace did confirm most world leaders, CEOs, and A-listers were invited. The Queen did invite members of the non profit that collaborated with the Queen during the Mbale drought, The pope of Mbale, and over 100 commoners from the residency camp the Queen has in Mbale. The queen announced clothing will be paid for the commoners from Mbale and the leading Spanish airline offered to fly the people over at a 70% discount as a wedding gift to the Queen. This truly shows how humble Queen Mary really is.
The queen does ask RSVP be made

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      Lezgi Gazet

      April 23, 1993

      ​Gorbachad gives speech at the NPC, declares a "new era of relations"
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      Since taking office in 1986, General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachad has had a profound effect on the government of Pavlovsk. Not only have his "perestroika" reforms gradually transformed the Pavlovski economy and political landscape, but he has also changed the way Pavlovsk deals approaches foreign policy. Today, the General Secretary stood before the National People's Congress and discussed his goals for the future of Pavlovsk and it's relationship with the global community. A short excerpt of the General Secretary's speech is available below.




      Since first taking office, I have learned just how the world perceives us. My predecessors in this office aimed to make the world fear our nation, and our people. It is evident to me that they were successful-- but only to our detriment. Instilling fear in the global community has led us to be in a position equivalent to that of an outcast. And those who hold a negative view towards our peoples due to failures in past leadership will not simply open back up, either. Rather, we must work tirelessly and openly to show the global community who we truly are as a people and as a nation. We must now put into practice the values of glasnost which I have long discussed-- openness, transparency, and honesty.

      We have arrived at a frontier at which controlled spontaneity leads to a dead end. The strategy of development at another's expense which my predecessors used has become outdated. In light of these realities, we now know that genuine progress by infringing upon the rights and liberties of citizens, or at the expense of other nations, is impossible.

      Further world progress is now possible only through the search for a consensus of all mankind. The very tackling of global problems requires a new dedication to cooperation by states, including ourselves, regardless of ideological and other differences. It is our duty as a people to dedicate ourselves to a new era of foreign relations for our nation and the world-- one which is not guided by fear and brinkmanship, but the principles of glasnost and cooperation. in movement toward a new era of foreign relations.




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Santa Rosa formally annexes Velasco

Postby Nationalist Gold Union » Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:26 pm

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April 24, 1993

Santa Rosa formally annexes Velasco
President Oppenheimer met with now-Governor Chuy Golbergo to celebrate the occasion

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President Oppenheimer in the streets of Quito
SANTA ROSA - Following a referendum and a unanimous declaration by the Congress of Velasco, the Republic of Velasco has been admitted into the Republic of Santa Rosa as the country's 21st state.

The State of Velasco becomes Santa Rosa's next state after the annexation of Cisplata last year. Velasco has become very close to Santa Rosa in the past few years, with Santa Rosan armed forces purging the Velascan countryside of outlaws and criminals. Additionally, the Santa Rosan state oil corporation, Petrosa, opened dozens of new oil wells and has made progress on the construction of a large oil refinery in Quito.

A nation-wide referendum was conducted in Velasco a week before the decision. According to the Velascan government, the turnout was 83% and 99% of voters approved of the union.

The incumbent Velasco government will retain it's positions in the new state government. Additionally, Governor Chuy Golbergo has been granted a senior military role and has been awarded the Hero of the Republic, one of Santa Rosa's highest national honors.

"This is a next step in national camaraderie that has been long in the making," President Oppenheimer stated at the annexation ceremony today. "We are glad to have another friendly state in our great republic."

In a separate press event, Oppenheimer also stated that a referendum will take place in the coming months within southern Barnetia to determine the territory's future. He also stated that further actions are being planned against the "illegal Maccheroni regime" in Grandi Alberi.

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Glascom
April 26, 1993

Public Dispatch - The Glasnost Community



Today marks the semi-official creation of an ambitious new economic, military, and political organization which aims to further international peace and prosperity through achieving the principles of Glasnost.

The Glasnost Community, or Glascom for short, aims to bring the global community closer together through cooperation, unilateralism, diplomacy, and transparency. An HQ for the Glasnost community is currently under construction in Tashkent, which serves as a central location for all current members, and will be the site of the Glascom Council, where new economic and political policy will be voted on by member states' appointed and/or elected Council member. Glascom will serve as a semi-defensive pact, wherein the Council will be required to vote before taking military action.

The Glasnost Community seeks to accomplish the following for all its members:

  • Abolish protective tariffs and encourage free trade globally throughout all member states.

  • Design, create, and maintain infrastructure necessary to promote economic growth.

  • Utilize unilateral political cooperation to the benefit of member states.

  • Proactively defend against imperialism and militaristic states which threaten the global community.

  • Work to ensure the common defense of member.


The nations of Pavlovsk, Yahel, Songjiang, Salamut, and Sentola are the founding members of Glascom, and currently make up its membership. Following the principles of Glasnost, we encourage all states of the global community who wish to work towards a greater future for mankind to apply for membership within Glascom, regardless of ideology and other differences.

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Postby SPQN » Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:02 am

The Noviana Letter


April 30, 1993


The indepence of Noviana, guided by the leaders of SPQN, was a great boon to the republic. A great struggle followed, however, as workers previously employed to Union-based manufacturies found themselves losing their jobs. Here is the state-appointed CEO of Novarian Oil and Natural Resources (NONAR), Carl Bildtz on the matter:

“When we were part of the Union we were tasked with supporting several manufacturing industries”, Bildtz explains, “After our seperation, the then high-in-demand goods like fire-arms and vehicles saw a rapid decrease even as they supported the states defense force.”.

Carl Bildtz was among many officials who saw this employment crisis and reached out to the Senate for guidance in the early days of August:

“My good friend Jenz Edluschen, the Minister of Finance, was along with the rest of the Senate very busy keeping the nation stable as the resistance movement and recent independence took a toll on society”, Bildtz confesses. “But we were all hopeful and supportive of our ruling Senate. As we awaited their response I was approached by Jenz Edluschen who proposed a temporary solution.”.

The solution introduced to Carl Bildtz was the utilization of Noviana’s long history with craftsmanship and the recent boom in manufacturies:

“By repurposing the factories and combining several fields that were left in abundance after the independence, such as oil and transportation, the Senate made the bold move of suggesting the investiture in plastics industry.”, Bildtz took a pause to collect his thoughts, “Sceptical at first, we took a nervous look at the plan laid out by our good friend the Minister, and lo and behold we were amazed by the sheer complexity and ingenuity only capable of such a cunning Senate!”.

The plastics industry, now founded as the Boss Group, took the republic by storm as the CEO of NONAR and associate of Boss Carl Bildtz expands on:

“By the first financial quarter our reports showed results beyond our original speculations. This influenced us to continue investiture and during our second quarter we have successfully established a booming industry combining our resources, production, and transportation.”.

The state-owned Boss Group sets their sights on an international stage where they hope to make impactful entrance, says Jenz Edluschen, Minister of Finance:

“With Boss doing well we can start thinking of expanding our economy, setting the stage for an international debut after 9 months of relative isolation.”.

Using the leftovers from previous investments in the navy and incorporating it into the Boss Group the Senate can expand their reach on the continental scale:

“Having an international business would benefit our nation greatly, installing a secure base of operations for possible trading with foreign powers.”.

Noliana has always had a great hold of the IT-industry, being the republics strongest industry:

“If the Boss Group takes an international stage, think about the possibilities of our IT manufacturies left relatively stagnant after our departure from the Union. It would be a giant step towards a thriving economy and a prospering people”.

As the Minister stands firmly, clutching the signature “SPQN” embroidery on his suit-jacket, we are left in awe of the prospect of an even greater nation for our small but strong people.

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      May 2, 1993

      S-Oil Sponsors Beijing International Race Event

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      S-oil the largest gas company in Songjiang sponsored a international racing event at the Beijing speedway.

      Though Registered as a Songjiang Company S oil is actually owned by Yahelian Abdul Hameed al-Ghazal though he is rarely seen in adds preferring to use the S-Oil Girls as the companies face.

      Though the event was supposed to be about racing the Racing queens of S-Oil were out in force with over 1,000 of them attending the show. The actual S-Oil Girls team is only 12 women so it can be presumed that large numbers of attractive women were hired for the event.

      The Model Xing Mei apparently managed to stand out even among the thousand other models on display. the young model is currently S-Oils face and appears in nearly every commercial the company puts out promoting its products. Rumors that she is dating the Chairman of Songjiang have also arisen after multiple sightings of her traveling with the Chairman have been reported.

      As Xing Mei is a registered professional model taking pictures or video of her without her permission are illegal by Songjiang Law making evidence of there relationship impossible to acquire.

      The Racing event is one of a few dozen planned over the year to promote Songjiang Motor Sports with the government allowing specific oil and motor companies to sponsor the events rather than the government.
      Some 300,000 people attended the event, and another 11 million viewed it on television according to reports.

      The next event is to happen in Hong Kong though no company has stated they will be sponsoring yet.
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Postby Nomiconia » Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:05 pm


Oghuz Military Department
May 5, 1993

CLASSIFIED - DO NOT REPRODUCE

Operation Poseidon - Saving the Turkish Minority in Crete


Ever since the fall of the Sultanate in the first Great War the Turkish minority in Crete has been under the boot of Greeks. The following is a plan meant to tackle the problem through a peaceful landing on the island. Any preparations for the plan will be prepared discreetly until the plan is activated.

  • The Oghuz navy will arrange a travel path a landing to take place about 20 km from the Port in Heraklion. Any naval resistance is to be destroyed.

  • An army of 25,000 men strong will land.

  • First objective will be the Heraklion port. The Army will storm the military base and port with support from the navy. Greek ships are to be seized.

  • Secure any other Military bases and ports within East Crete, with continual reinforcements.

  • Air support is to only be used on ports, military bases, and non civilian areas.



Preperations are expected to begin within 2 months. The plan is expected to activate in about 4-8 months.
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Postby Free States of Columbia » Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:01 pm

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Racism criminalized across Columbia

May 6, 1993

In a relatively surprising move, President McKnight has signed into law a "Racism Ban". The law was first proposed by the Provisional Congress, who approved it with fifty-seven in favour and forty-three against.

The name of the law itself is the "Anti-Discrimination Act of 1993" and it has established punishments for prejudiced behaviors. Some activities which have been banned are using racial slurs against individuals, participating in workplace discrimination, actively working with what has been defined as "racist hate groups", unwillingness to work with another race due to their race, and unjustly discriminating against another race in one's daily activities.

Punishments vary depending on the severity of the crime committed. They can range from a $500 fine with a mandatory six-week course about the dangers of racism to a five-year prison sentence and a $100,000 fine.

Many have harshly criticized the bill due to its vague language and very loose definitions on what racism is. Others, like Republican Presidential candidate Joe Biden, have considered it unconstitutional; declaring it anti-free speech and limiting freedom of assembly. Though supporters of the bill, such as the National Commonwealth Party candidate Jack Loucks, have responded by saying "Hate speech is not free speech".

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Postby Yangaea » Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:54 pm

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      Today's News

      May 31, 1993

      Yangaean Unification and Election System Overhaul, Explained

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      As most of our readers know, the once failed colonization attempt in New Perth flourished into a successful independent nation, often called Yangaea. Our great nation met with their leaders in London last week, hoping to create a tight alliance. The decisions made at the meeting were surprising, and we were certainly left with a tight alliance, to say the least.As you've likely figured out by now, The Community of Yangaea has been reabsorbed into Brittania as a voting region, and the new collective was renamed the United Yangaean Isles. Alongside this unification, some activists in New Yorkshire also threatened rebellion if they were not awarded status as a voting region.

      This new conglomeration brings some new dynamics and structures to the standing government structure. First of all, the flag pictured above will represent the entire union of islands. Perhaps more pertinent, however, are the legislative changes. Before, Brittania was split into three voting regions: Scotland, England, and Ireland. Each region elected one governor, who runs the local administration of the region, as well as one consul, who serves on the Great Council with the other consuls to help make decisions for the entire union. The Great Council makes one house in the senate, with the Great House being the other. The Great House consists of 100 representatives that are awarded to the three regions based on population. The members of the Great Council elect a single chief to lead over the entirety of the nation, currently Chief Jackson.

      With the addition of New Perth (formerly Yangaea) and New Yorkshire as voting states, there are some necessary changes. The Great Council will now consist of 5 consuls, one from each region. Yangaea's consul will be Arikiwi, the former international representative. New Yorkshire is holding elections now, with Thomas L'Overture, the activist that led their movement towards voting status, polling at around 75% and will likely be elected later this week. The addition of these two populations has brought change to the layout of the Great House, shown below:




      Old Representation100
      England84
      Scotland14
      Ireland12






      New Representation100
      England70
      Scotland8
      Ireland7
      New Perth7
      New Yorkshire8


      The representation changes in the Great House will take place in the next election cycle, in 1996. The Great Council will reflect the changes immediately after New Yorkshire officially elects their consul. Chief Jackson, elected by the Great Council in 1991, will remain head Chief until 1996.


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Postby The Dust King » Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:53 am

Ghabar Public Dispatch

The Begining of the Gilded Future



Today, June 3, 1993, the nation of Ghabar has officially completed the restructuring of the new corporate led government. The agressive ways of old are to be shunned, though the military will stand to protect our interests. The Ghabar shall now be led by a council of the highest ranking buisness leaders within our borders, and as of today the newest ruler, who styles himself as the "Gilded Sultan Seliz al-Alaedaan", has been elected by this council to be the figurehead. The owner of the most profitable oil mining operation within the borders, hopes to set up beneficial trade deals with those around them, namely Pavlovsk. In addition, the Gilded Sultan has made decrees that trade is to be loose and widely promoted within the nation, and hopes to bolster the free markets. A new diplomat, Mehmed Holikha, a owner of a fairly successful card printing company, hopes to be the voice of the council to the outside world, excited to travel and meet with other diplomats to further trade.

In addition to the current news, the Ghabar Public Dispatch will also be restructuring itself. We are looking for journalists of many different backgrounds, and graphic designers to help us build up some aesthetics, all are welcome regardless of country origin. Starting wages to be determined by position, but the average pay should be a livable wage.


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Gilded Sultan Seliz al-Alaedaan. While the region promotes full modernization and technology, the council has admitted a sort of preference for older archaic aesthetic designs, especially in clothing. Though an elected council, they style themselves in the same way as old Arabian and Ottoman designs, but within Ghabar, no fashion is illegal, stark contrast to the previously strict ruling on clothing and skin. The council admits that this might be a difficult change, but is confident it is possible.

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Postby Yangaea » Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:21 am

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Department of Yangaean Foreign Affairs

CONFIDENTIAL

International Dossier Report

June 10, 1993

Europe
Alicia
It is of the utmost importance that we keep a steady relationship with Alicia. Their geographic proximity makes them a crucial ally in economic development and political affairs. Our membership in the European Council as an economic member will nearly eliminate limits to our economic access to the relatively rich consumers in Alicia.

Landersvich
Landersvich will likely prove to be a powerful economic competitor in the coming years, and it is advised that we limit the presence of their extremely powerful financial institutions in our nation, after seeing how they have effectively completely monopolized the banking industry in many African nations. Politically, it is extremely important that we do not offend Landersvich, as their proximity and power can easily prove devastating if we overstep.

Hull
The Kingdom of Hull should be seen as opportunity more than a threat, from both economic and political perspectives. The nation is exceptionally rich, and with tight cooperation we can hope to build a mutually beneficial relationship. There is no need to start conflict of any sort, as they have one of the strongest militaries in the regions and are often thought of as relatively aggressive.

Sundsvall
The Kingdom of Sundsvall has, in recent years, struggled to establish themselves as a regional power. We can benefit off of their ambition and disorganization. If we build our economic presence in the kingdom and appeal to the personal desires of King Cambre X, we may be able to influence their government to our advantage.

Paris
Yangaea and Paris share the English Channel, and the maintenance of peaceful collaboration is critical. This trade route is our path to distribution of goods in Europe, and if we lose relations with Paris we will suffer dearly.

Svallbard
This small island nation may benefit from being welcomed into the Yangaean Isles. Immediate communication with their government is recommended, if we see a benefit from our unification.

The Americas

American Federation
The unfortunate reality is that we must cooperate with this socialist nation. They are massive, and could prove a threat to our development of New Yorkshire. We will have to balance this cooperation with our relationship with Kalandara, as their recent conflict could very possibly inhibit our ability to work with both.

Noliana
This new nation is interesting and a relatively unknown variable. We suggest that we wait a few years before reaching out with substantial relationships.

Santa Rosa
Mainland Santa Rosa is a very substantial nation with economic opportunity. This will likely be impossible for us to take advantage of, however, because of the growing conflict in Trinidad. The small island, under Santa Rosan control, is culturally similar to Tobago, the Yangaean island just a few miles north. We recommend that we put particularly high effort into the development of Tobago, to ensure the people of Trinidad that their annexation into New Yorkshire will benefit the small nation. If Yangaea can sucessfully hold both of the sister Islands, it will serve as a symbolic victory that advances our image around the world.

Africa/Middle East

Mbale
The Republic of Mbale is a machine. Unfortunately, it is a machine that is beyond the possibility of building a positive relationship. New Perth already insulted them and built tension with their handling of refugees during the recent drought, even if they were acting to promote humanitarianism. This tension is only compounded by the strong Catholic presence, causing a cultural tension between the Anglican population in the British Isles.

Yahel
This international superpower needs to be an ally. Any cultural and government differences should be set aside if we want to benefit from their strength.

Asia

Songjiang
This Rykovian State is an obvious economic threat. We are likely better off avoiding the regions and industries in which Songjiang is already established, as we will not be able to reap substantial profits.

Pavlovsk
See Yahel. The only difference between our treatment of Pavlovsk is their presence in Europe, which makes them even more important as an ally.

Japan
This Utilitarian state is a direct threat to human dignity worldwide. We should limit any cooperation to the lowest degree, and consider tariffs and even bans to make sure the Yangaean Isles can not be used as a tool to further the power of this corporate state.

Oceania/Pacific

Kadavu
Luckily, New Perth has always had a tight bond with this small nation. We can benefit from their support as a political ally and we mustn't forget their ambition and desire to contribute to the global political stage.

Kalandara
This is another nation that New Perth has strong historical relationships with. As previously mentioned, our cooperation with Kalandara may build tension between us and the American Federation. If this were to happen, the Yangaean Isles should side with Kalandara; while the nation is smaller, we cannot forget our history of cooperation and the ideological differences between us and the Federation government.

Senatola
Because of their size, we need to cooperate with Senatola in order to maintain prosperity in Oceania for the people of New Perth.

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Postby McFreedomstan » Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:41 pm

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      Dodging Communism Since 1989

      June 16th, 1993

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      Songjiang Government Arrests Wuxing Heiress Xing Mei, Possibly Killed


      Our confidants in the Songjiang Administration have revealed that the government placed an order to quietly arrest the daughter of Wuxing Founder Xing Feiyi in order to deny her her rightful inheritance. The Songjiang Chairman, who is also acting as the current CEO of Wuxing, personally gave the order several months back. To avoid any conventional documentation, the Chairman decided to use state intelligence agents to apprehend the heiress, Xing Mei, and dispose of her. While we cannot confirm the status of Xing Mei, we do believe that it is likely that she has already been murdered by the state and denied her preferred stock in Wuxing.

      We urge foreign nations to cease doing businesses with the blatantly corrupt state of Songjiang.

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      Dodging Communism Since 1989

      June 17th, 1993

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      Santa Rosa Declared the Number One Vacation Spot of 1993


      With much of the world recovering from recent conflicts (or currently engaging in them), many tourists have taken to visiting the relatively secure nation of Santa Rosa. Oil is cheap, the food is good, and every day is nice and warm. Modest businesses like Grupo Hotel Amigo and TravelSur have noted record high profits from the outpour of new visitors. Local business owners in Ciudad Beldad have also confirmed an unprecedented cash injection into their coffers.

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Postby New-Duluth » Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:19 am

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"Resistentiae Officium"

Operation Report:
Red Dusk



06/20/1993


2130: Task Force Zero Foxtrot dispatches from RP A0811.
2200: Forward Observers get into multiple pre-designated positions outside Camp Ripley with M224 Mortars.
2230: Task Force Zero Foxtrot fast ropes into AO. 6 mikes out from Little Falls MN.
2300: Foxtrot Actual reports in that they have arrived outside the Eastern Gate of Camp Ripley.
2302: Indirect fire assets begin alternating bombardments of select motor pools, the radar station in Area 9, the QRF barracks and hangar.
2305: Foxtrot 1-1, 1-2 and 1-3 begin moving into the base from the Eastern gate, 1-4 pulls security at exfil point.
2307: Foxtrot 1-3 breaches and clears the comms center in Area 1 with little to no casualties.
2310: 1-3 begins copying Niagaran comms channels and frequencies.
2315: 1-1 and 1-2 move into the base's HQ in Area 7 and clears the building. 1-1 and 1-2 begin formatting computer hard drives and taking command staff hostage and executing any survivors found.
2320: 1-3 leaves the comm center and links up with 1-4 and begins to pull security. Local law enforcement arrives but goes past the Eastern gate and heads through the Main Gate.
2330: 1-1 and 1-2 link up with the rest of Foxtrot element with EPWs in tow. Foxtrot actual marks extraction 1 mike NorthEast of the base.
2335: Raptor-1 extracts Task Force Zero Foxtrot and clears from AO.
0030: Raptor-1 lands at expendable safezone R03. Foxtrot exfils on foot after booby trapping the UH-60.

Casualties: x4 Operatives endured light wounds.
Secured: Niagaran communications frequencies and access codes. HQ hard drives and x4 EPWs.

Hoc erit defendere



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Postby Toluca- » Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:51 pm

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      June 25, 1993

      Anger over Barnetian referendum • Companies reaping vast African investment opportunities • Vortex Systems to design "next generation" weaponry


      Barnetian Referendum Defeat!
      In an almost disappointing and shocking turn of events, the Military Occupation Zone of Barnetia has voted to leave the Federation. The votes were 39% in favour of remaining part of the Federation, where as 61% for becoming an independent republic. The referendum was only open to citizens older than 16 who were officially living in the Occupation Zone.

      While technically the referendum was "non-binding", in the words of the Barnetian administrator, President McCarthy has said that the consequences of the referendum will be obvious.

      Many Barnetians have expressed both anger and joy at the results of the referendum. Local celebrity, Arturo Feijoo, stated that:
      Barnetia was not only surviving, but prospering and thriving under the Federation. Quality of Life rose dramatically and some of Barnetia's greatest thinkers had the opportunity to really bring about change with American support. Our old regime was plagued with corruption and people regularly lacked basic resources like water, food and electricity. History is doomed to repeat itself.


      Meanwhile, political activist Amelia Obregón had her own words to say.
      Our people have the chance to be free from the toxic capitalism of the Americans. This new Barnetian republic will be strong and powerful. Anyone who disagrees is an unpatriotic traitor.


      The Barnetian Administrator has said that he's hesitant to begin the independence process due to the Southern Barnetian Question. While many believe the two Barnetia's should be joined once more, the Santa Rosan government has seemed less than eager to even give it's citizens the choice of freedom.

      Talks of a second referendum, one to decide whether there will be one Barnetian state or two, are reportedly in question.

      Written in Denver, Colorado
      by Lexie Edwards





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Postby Yangaea » Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:52 am

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    Today's News

    June 30, 1993

    Traitor Exposed, Assassination Attempt goes Awry

    A few weeks ago, security cameras in the Yangaean capitol showed video evidence of Eric Webber, a finance department employee, stealing classified documents. After further investigation, it became obvious that Webber was selling the confidential documents to sell them to Landersvich. Webber was taken into custody on the 23rd.

    The suspected traitor was on his way to high security containment when rioters rushed the vehicle convoy carrying Webber. The transportation was intended to be confidential, but an apparent leak unveiled the information to the media. The convoy had two SUV transport vehicles with tinted windows. The first contained the suspect. The second contained Dr. Jack O'MacLeary our Finance Department secretary.

    During transport, an unnamed rioter attack the second SUV, presumably under the impression that it contained Webber. The suicide bomber killed himself, the SUV driver, O'MacLeary, and one other nearby rioter with 5 fragmentary grenades which were strapped to his chest.

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    The SUV destroyed by the suicide bomber.

    Chief Jackson spoke on the matter yesterday:
    Today, our nation uncovered two traitors. The first, Eric Webber, is a disgrace to this nation and is pending trial and sentencing in a high security facility as we speak. The second traitor was the young man that tried to kill Webber. In doing this, he betrayed the justice system that is an integral part to maintaining a free society. We mourn the loss of Dr. O'MacLeary, as well as his driver John Davis and Melissa Powell, another protestor who died in the blast.


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Postby Nomiconia » Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:31 pm


Oghuz Economic Department
May 5, 1993

Public Document

Economic Reforms


Economic Changes planned for Oghuz in 1993-1994. Citizens, Please take note of any changes that affect you.

  • A tax cut will be issued, reducing several taxes totalling to a new mean value of 30%
  • The inheritance tax implemented in 1982 will be replaced with a tax based on the value of the properties as if they are going to market. Any items under 1000$ in value are exempt.

  • Fees for incoming goods from EC countries will be reduced.

  • Institute anti-monopoly protection, in order to protect the competitive market.

  • Add a tax on corporations that do not take certain environmental protection methods such as proper waste containment.

  • Recreate the new internet technology into a economic database accessible by citizens meant to find jobs, check stock profiles, and to openly share important information.

Make Crimea Ukraine Again!

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Postby Noorizadeh » Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:06 am

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The Council of Sultans Declare
Victory in India Day


Muharram 26, 1414


Once again, Sultan Shèng Shìcái has proven the worth of both himself and
the sultanate with the victory of his campaign in India, proving
once and for all the Persian Sultanate is not to be messed with.
The premier battle of the war came in Nagakot, where Persians
attempting to secure the town's low level and green pastures as a
choke point against the Indians heroically fended off the barbaric
opponents and secured the pass, despite outnumbered. Our allies
as well were pivotal in this effort, and will be rewarded with the spoils
of war justly, from the noble Afghans to the oppressed Bengals to the
internal muslims who ultimately won us the war.
The Council of Sultans, headed by Mirza Kurd-e goh declared the war strategically won
in our favor. Returning soldiers will be subjected to the greatest feasts,
Northern India will be rebuilt by loyal citizens, and parades will be conducted
in the streets. Finally the sons and daughters of god on earth can lay to rest,
as their domain is protected.
Vatanam!

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Returning troops are subjected to a military parade.
50th regime change this Saturday!
Just an average day.

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Postby The Second State of Rome » Sat Apr 20, 2019 1:30 pm

Foreign & Domestic Policies of the Kingdom of Hulm
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Domestic Policy: Economy

The Kingdom of Hulm shall adopt the following tenants as part of its economic policy:
The Kingdom shall aim to increase aggregate demand for domestic goods & services by cutting sales taxes and subsidizing the pricing of domestically built products and domestically provided services. This will not only incentivize companies to expand on Hulm; it shall also allow Hulmians to purchase more of what they desire

The Kingdom shall experiment with the cutting of income for all individuals with a net worth of 1 above 1 Million, and shall strive to replace them with a wealth tax. The tax brackets shall be 1% for all net worths above 10 Million and 2% for all above 50 Million. This shall also coincide with a 12% decrease in the top tax brackets and appropriate decreases in the other tax brackets. The Kingdom aims to combat wealth stagnation and increase the overall tax revenue. All income will be exempt from wealth taxes for the tax year it was earned in.

Already boasting some of the world’s best infrastructure, the Kingdom shall commission an expansion of the Autobahn in the south and east of Hulm. New roads shall also be built in New Prussia, in an effort to increase relations and commerce between the two Germanic nations.

In an effort to increase exports, companies shall be incentivized to expand the ports of Hamburg and Kiel. This will not only allow the Kingdom to export its goods easily, it shall also lead to an increase in prosperity.

Hulmian anti-trust laws shall be strengthened, and the Royal Commission for the Preservation of Free Enterprise (RCPFE) shall be set up to enforce them.

All tariffs for goods that do not have a domestically produced counterpart shall be slashed.

Technology companies will be offered tax exemptions and other incentives, so that the domestic Hulmian tech sector can grow into one of the biggest in the world.

Domestic Policy: Education
The budget for all research grants shall be increased to improve the innovative potential of Hulm and increase the international standing of the Kingdom’s many universities.

A program of Führerausbildung shall be instituted, and it shall aim to identify the brightest youth in the nation and encourage them to move to highly specialized Königsschulen.

Children shall now enter Vor-Kindergarten at the age of 5.

Sex education shall be taught at the age of 14 and shall discuss methods of preventing pregnancies different than abstinence.

The Government shall try to synchronize its curriculum with that of Neu Preußen, and shall aim for the creation of mutually recognizable certificates of education within the EC.

Domestic Policy: Healthcare
The Government shall pledge to make sure that at least one hospital per region has the most modern equipment possible.

Healthcare shall continue to be socialized.

The Royal Institute for the Testing of Experimental Medicine (henceforth referred to as the RITEM) shall make sure that all drugs and medical procedures are safe for usage. The RITEM shall also have the power to waive all restrictions if a patients condition is terminal and the consent of them or their legal guardian has been given. It is also imperative that the RITEM makes sure that the scientific progression of the nation is not hampered by over extensive regulations.

Domestic Policy: Social

The nations welfare system shall be reformed to be a more sustainable model which will cut down on redundancies and slim down the welfare budget.

The retirement age shall be increased to 62 years, as the nations life expectancy grows and population ages. While this measure is not exactly popular, it is poised to add billions to the state budget due to a reduction in pensions and an increase in tax revenue. All pension payments shall be exempted from taxes.

End of life care shall be funded by the state up to a limit of 1 Million Marks. Everything above this must be funded privately. While this is another harsh policy, the idea that the state should spend billions on care for people who do not contribute anything is ludicrous. Exemptions to this may be granted if an individual's net contribution to the state healthcare fund is greater than 1 Million Marks.

The Royal Commission for Family Matters (henceforth refered to as the RCFM) will be set up, which will pay out 500 Marks per child to every family until the child in question is 18. The RCFM shall also subsidize housing if the family can not afford it; it shall also set up free Kindergartens all over the realm

As per the nations strict Christian ideals, abortions shall be allowed on a case-by-case basis. Each chase shall be investigated by the RCFM, and a decision shall be reached in no more than 3 weeks. If a pregnancy has progressed beyond 4 months, aborting the child will be considered murder.

The RCFM shall also oversee the creation and expansion of a proper adoption system, which shall be funded in a large part by the Crown estates. Any child which is unwanted but could not be aborted will be placed in care for free.

All persons who are unemployed will be able to claim 50% of their former wage as an unemployment benefit for 9 months, or 65% of that wage for 12 months if they have 2 or more children. To claim this the person in question must’ve been employed continuously for at least 2 years, a requirement that is waived if they have a child or are under the age of 23. After the period of either 9 or 12 months, all unemployed parties will be given a flat 600 Marks per month; subsidized housing and subsidized food prices.

The minimum wage shall continue to be set at 1200 Marks per month.

A UBI shall be set for all people living in the Jutland province of the Kingdom, and the feasibility of introducing this nationwide shall be assessed along with the effects of UBI in Jutland.

Foreign Policy: Armed Forces

The Reichsarmee shall adopt the doctrine of Auftragstaktik, based around officer initiative and mission-type tactics. To facilitate the use of this doctrine, the Kaiserliche Kriegsschule shall be built in Cologne, the capital of the Reich.

The commissioning and construction of the Königline on the border with the French Entente is advisable and will be started as soon as possible; the instability that plagues French politics may at any time spill over into the great nation of Hulm.

Hulmian car manufacturers will be contracted to make sure that Hulmian tanks continue being the leading tanks in Europe, with the Leopard 2A3 being produced. The aim is to produce 3000 Leopard tanks for the Heer.

The infantry corps will be re-organized to facilitate co-operation with the armored corps and the airforce. In an age where infantry is becoming more and more obsolete, this is badly needed. The army will also increasingly emphasize the importance of drilling.

The airforce itself will also see an increase in quality and quantity, as leading airplane manufacturers in the Königreich are contracted to build the next generation of fighter jets and air support craft. The nation would happily co-operate with the EC to set up a joint fighter jet project.

The Kaiserliche Marine shall continue to be a powerful Blue Water Fleet, and it’s blockading and coast defense capabilities will be expanded along with a modernization of the Hulmian Carrier, the RHS Königreich A preliminary investigation on whether the construction of a new fleet of missile frigates is viable and cost-effective will also be started.

The Kingdom’s Rocket arsenal will also be built up, with an emphasis on IRBM rockets.

Foreign Policy: European Affairs
The Kingdom, as a founding member of the EC, continues to be committed to the values of the organization and remains a leading proponent of EC integration. The Kingdom has proposed the formation of a mutually recognizable educational diploma, along with heightened Military research co-operation to combat all threats both in and outside of Europe.

Another vital point of Hulmian diplomacy in Europe is the Anschluss of Neu Preußen into the Kingdom. The country has long been influenced by the nation of Hulm, and as it’s another Germanic State there is simply no reason not to unify. The Kingdom is eagerly awaiting the response of Alicia, which will largely decide if a referendum will be held sooner or later.

The final point of Hulmian diplomacy in Europe is the containment of the French threat. While the threat of France had largely been contained by the constant infighting between the French splinter nations, the rise of the entente has made France a major player in European affairs, and a huge threat for the Reichsland Elsaß-Lothringen . The building of a line of forts on the French border is just one of the many ways the Kingdom is attempting to counter this threat, with other measures being the expansion of the armed forces and strengthening of the EC.

Foreign Policy: African Affairs
The Kingdom views Africa as a huge potential source of raw materials and a completely unexploited market for the goods produced by Hulmian companies. Therefore, the Kingdom will happily finance the exploitation of natural resources in Africa in return for the concession of the aforementioned resources. While some may criticize these policies as neo-colonialist the Kingdom views them as mutually beneficial due to the increase in the development of the African nation and the monetary gain for the Kingdom.

While relations with Mbale haven’t been extremely developed, the Kingdom will happily negotiate a trade agreement to facilitate the flow of goods from the African nation to the Kingdom.

Foreign Policy: American Affairs
The Kingdom announces that it diplomatically supports a peaceful solution for the Cold War being fought between the Niagra Union and the American Federation. Economically, the Kingdom puts its full support behind the American federation, as it wishes to see the end of the oppressive and dangerous ideology of communism which seeks the upheaval of order.

Santa Rosa is to be seen as a potential commerce partner in America, and ties are strengthening due to the large amount of Hulmians who travel there. The advisors of the King recommend the expansion of diplomatic co-operation.

Foreign Policy: Asian Affairs
The Kingdom sees Asia as a region which will breed the next superpower and wishes to strengthen ties. It sees Ghabar as a natural trading partner due to its large supply of oil and wishes to expand trade relations.

Songjiang is seen as the major power in the region, and the expansion of bilateral relations is seen as a priority, also due to the nations rapidly expanding economy. While some nations would see this as a threat, Hulm sees this as an opportunity and wishes to co-operate to increase the prosperity of both nations.

Praise the King and the People of Hulm
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Government Junta
Republic of Santa Rosa



July 25, 1993

Junta vote on Res. 151 "Constitutional Overhaul Project"


UNDERSTANDING the political uncertainty of many citizens of Santa Rosa,
INTERPRETING the 14 November 1991 action as rightful for national security purposes,
RECOGNIZING that codification of standards of government are important for legal purposes,
ACKNOWLEDGING the suspension of the 1883 constitution and ongoing state of national emergency,
while RECOGNIZING that Constitution is merely suspended and not terminated, and
BELIEVING the people of Santa Rosa should determine whether or not the fundamental legal framework of this nation should be eradicated,

the Government Junta hereby votes AGAINST Resolution 151 "Constitutional Overhaul Project," with 10 noes and 7 síes.


Gen. Estevo Vinci
Chairman of the Government Junta

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Postby Free States of Columbia » Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:48 pm

Columbia Times

Jack Loucks elected president

July 25, 1993

After a very emotional and tough election cycle, Jack Loucks has managed to win the election. He won with 54% of the vote. Republican Joe Biden came in second with 46% of the vote.

The election of the Senate also occurred. In the end, the Commonwealth Party came out on top with thirty-seven seats won. The Republicans won control of twenty-eight seats.

It seems that the people of Columbia have chosen to move to the right on many issues. The Commonwealth Party and President-elect Loucks have promised to enact policies that will promote family values and "unify our new republic".

President-elect Loucks will be inaugurated on September 1st, on the steps of the former United States Capitol building. The Senate will also begin its first session on this day.

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