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The American & Pacific Rim Crisis [MT/MT+, Semi-Closed, IC]

A staging-point for declarations of war and other major diplomatic events. [In character]

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Postby Langenia » Fri Mar 26, 2021 2:19 pm

Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport, Santiago, Chile

Over the skies of the airport, a large metal object could be seen. As it came closer, one could tell that this was a Airbus A321, a commercial airplane, one of the many that arrived at the airport on a regular day. This particular plane could be identified as belonging to AeroLangenia, the flag carrier of Langenia, from the eagle, the blue and silver markings, that made up the plane's livery. It came from a flight at Aragon Alejandro Furia International Airport.

The passengers of the plane were mundane, tourists from both Chile, Langenia, going or coming from visits to each other's respective countries, businessmen and women, etc. But, unbeknownst to the other occupants, among the passengers were operatives of Langenian intelligence. These men and women belonged to the Secret Intelligence Bureau, the foreign intelligence branch of the Ministry of State Security. They came under the guise of diplomats, with all your standard diplomatic papers and identification, courtesy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Some Langenian diplomats had recently been rotated out for the end of their diplomatic assignments in Chile to back home in Langenia. These diplomats were replaced with the Langenian SIB intelligence team. There was a purpose for them to be there. And a sinister one at that. Very sinister. This team, in accordance with their briefing, would coordinate Langenian espionage operations in Chile, coordinating with elements of the Chilean government and the armed forces, to prepare for and instigate the coup against the pro-North American government.

They were similar to the team already in La Plata. They had a similar mission. Support the coup, provide the plotters with resources and assistance, and make anyone who found out and tried to stop them...disappear. Dead. For others to never know their fate. Much like that fool in La Plata, remembered one of the Langenian intelligence officers. He had been there that day when the team found him out and promptly eliminated him. Driving away from the airport in black SUVs with diplomatic plates, the intelligence officers were on alert. They knew their job. They knew their mission. They knew why they were here. For Langenia and for the end of the North American menace in Latin America.


Benito Juarez International Airport, Mexico City, Mexico

Like the one over Chile, another grey object descended on the runway at Benito Juarez International Airport. This was a AC-220 airliner (the AC-220 is designed and produced in Langenia; it is comparable to the Boeing 787), modified as a VIP transport plane by the Langenian Air Force. The LAF had modified it, alright, stamped it with the markings of a Langenian government aircraft, as indicated by the national seal, the Langenian flag, the LAF roundel, etc. In addition, the interior had been modified for the luxurious transport of government officials. Bathrooms, bedrooms, living rooms, a kitchen, you name it! This was only surpassed by the comfort found on the presidential plane itself, the one that transported Nicolas Furia, and would probably even be touching down on the same runway this plane was landing at today.

The door opening, the parade of arrivals began. Emerging from the aircraft first were bodyguards from the Special Security Bureau, which protected key Langenian government leaders. Next came some advisors of the Langenian dignitary arriving, in small clusters based on their area of expertise. Finally, the Langenian dignitary himself, none other than Minister of Foreign Affairs Julio Sanchez. Sanchez was a middle-aged man in his 50s, with greying black hair, dark brown eyes, and a stature that may not seem significant but during meetings was intimidating.

Leaving the tarmac and walking across the perimeter, the Langenians boarded a convoy of cars, headed to the Langenian embassy. Arriving at the place, they promptly rested for the night. They had quite a day tomorrow. The OAS meeting finally happening. And this might decide the future of the Americas as they knew it.


OAS Building, Mexico City, Mexico

The next day the Langenian convoy would head to the OAS building where the meeting would take place. First, however, some of the Langenian bodyguards would conduct reconnaissance while the convoy waited on another empty street cleared of traffic. They would make sure there were no reporters, journalists, threats, etc. This led to them to the sight of the North Americans being interrogated by a wide range of journalists, keeping them from going on via the front entrance.

Reporting back to the convoy, they promptly reported this to their superiors, leading to the convoy to head to another spot. Leaving their vehicles, the Langenian delegation would use the back entrance of the building to avoid the press. Frickin journalists, thought Sanchez. This was why some so-called "news" was restricted back home. They took their seats. They were ready. Ready for anything, in the accordance of the Langenian mentality. They gave an opening statement alright.

Sanchez started his remarks, talking about the abuses of the Europeans in the Americas during the colonial era. Then he pointed out how the North Americans continued these abuses, backing anticommunist, bloodthirsty, banana republics in Latin America during the Cold War. He accused the North Americans of attempting to do that again. However, Langenia was willing to forgive if the NAU would stay out of Latin American affairs. He called for Latin American unity, emphasizing Latino nationalism. He ended by explaining that Langenia was here at the OAS meeting to keep the peace and unity in the Americas.
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LANGENIA
Fatherland, Unity, and Valor
Overview|Armed Forces|Politics|Embassy Program|LangenArPort| Incumbent President: Nicolas Furia
Langenia is an MT-early PMT nation located in northern South America, the result of Spain not successfully colonizing the region but leaving its mark. Some NS stats are used. We outpollo PolloHut.
NEWS: Following Insaani coup that removes royal family and installs new hardline Islamist regime, Insaanistan fights Christian countries and oppresses non-Muslims. Arms embargo imposed by Aragon, along with sanctions on regime officials and combat operations.| OAS meeting to take place soon.| Langenia distances from Cassadia.| Vaccinations continue, COVID restrictions to be eased.| AeroLangenia begins international flights again.| This is LCNA.

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Piikala
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Postby Piikala » Sun Mar 28, 2021 10:43 pm

Somewhere off the coast of the island of Taiwan, Piikalan Province of Kuomintang
EEZ of the Imperial State of Piikala
22.074047, 119.748520
02:00, 19th of February, 2020

A small grey buoy pops up onto the surface, lazily bobbing on the surface as the sound of a small electric motor could softly be heard humming from the buoy as a thin antenna is slowly raised from the small plastic buoy. The small antenna quickly races up towards the sky, stopping at its full extended length of five meters. As the ocean slowly rocks the small buoy in the moonless and starless night while off in the distance, a small wooden squid boat can be seen blasting its light onto the cold clear waters as the crew hurriedly work on its deck, hauling in the fresh catch being. Meanwhile, thirty meters below the surface, the Merdeka sits idle her Captain Kaumi Hoshi sits in the center of the bridge in hand a large ceramic cup filled with a dark green colored tea that he slowly sips. While his second in command, Captain second class Ivanov Karine slowly walks around the submarine bridge, monitors her subordinates as they carefully connect to the Piikalan servers VIA Piikalan Military satellites. Upon connecting, the submarine sends a single ping to the War Pagoda, which sends two pings to verify the submarine's connection to the War Pagoda. This is followed by the Merdeka sending out the following message:
.- .-. .-. .. ...-. -.. .-.-.- / .- .-- .- .. - .. -. --. / --- .-. -.. . .-. ... .-.-.- / -... .- -. --.. .- ..

Transation:
Arrived. Awaiting orders. Banzai


After a few minutes, the Merdeka receives the following message:

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Translation:
To: 192923838(Piikalan code for the Merdeka for the mission)
From: War Pagoda Black Department(Piikalan military section that works with the Piikalan Kempeitai or Piikalan intelligence)
Security Level: Imperial Dragon(Captain first class and above)
Encryption: Black(max encryption used for Piikalan subs)
Message:
Page: 155
209483920398459843923845402874839489898921093475039349495030494597872186378374637829373647384675678237736473872837384655665656538391029763820487849293783874839384738923474839129774839247839924857329840930298394574832989878376829749344340387888883933232309279847398473982938947575837392238738478397938729473864348937438379782742878239749874873823784565584738475868437374444444837562837748798738562992495583747457653887433459899923


Captain Hoshi puts his cup of tea into the ship's cup holder and gets up. While getting up, he smoothes out the dark grey polyester suit of any crinkles and walks to the back of the bridge, where he put in a combination and opens a safe. Pulling out his number card book, he flips to page 155 and adds up the number from the page to get the following message when translated into English from traditional Piikalan:

Merdeka turns onto the targets heading. Attack on March 7 launch attack when the moon is at 3/8th of the night's sky from point X attack with a clear launch or not being captain discretion. Upon launching the device, you have commanded permission to launch missiles or torpedos at your own discretion. Please ensure that Merdeka avoids CSUP nation-states waters to prevent incidents. Naval intelligence currently evaluates targets fleet as a minimal risk to Piikalan activity in the region and believes that they may retreat to a White hallow-headed bulldog(Piikalan word for a Caucasian British person) held territory. Do not engage any forces in the region besides targets unless necessary. Long live the emperor!!! BANZAI!!!


The Merdeka's captain, upon receiving orders, has the ship's antenna reeled back in and stowed. A course plotted would take the sub down the Philippine archipelago to Piikalan Micronesian waters and then out to Piikalan Polynesia(modern-day French Polynesia) to the South's target America. While his second in command plotted the subs course, he got out of his chair with a cup in hand and slides open the door to the bridge and closes it. While walking through the subs corridors, the faint smell of Dirty Duck being cooked over an electric grill, Pancit being fried in Woks, with the smell of lightly roasting Mackerel, and the shrimp smell of sambal sauce can be smelt across the sub as the evening shift went off and the morning shift started. As Captain Hoshi walked through the halls, he greeted his subordinate sailors with a shallow bow from the waist accompanied by him saying, "Ohalo(Good morning in Piikalan)". Simultaneously, the crew members stand to the side of the cramped hallway bowing to the captain as he passes. After a few minutes of walking, he finally reaches the back of the sub where sits two-doors, saying in Piikalan men and another saying women. He enters the door that says men pushing it in the sliding it open he steps inside. Where he's greeted by a small metal bench lined with metal lockers where he sits down and takes off his jumpsuit and walks through a small cloth curtain where he's greeted by the sight of a large steaming onsen filled with water from Mount Paektu heated by the hot coolant from the subs three nuclear reactors heating the Onsen bath to a warm temperature. Hoshi proceeds to clean himself and then get into the large tile-lined bath and soak in its warmth. While he begins to ponder the effects of their mission on the world above but suddenly stops himself after realizing such thoughts were way above his pay grade.
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Postby Piikala » Sat Apr 10, 2021 8:22 am

Jakarta Naval Yards
Jakarta, Piikalan Province of Java
19th of February 2021
10:00


The sound of men at work and signing could be heard across the deck of the towering Piikalan battleship the IPNV Kami Makani(Piikalan for Godly Wind). Her crew prepared the recently modernized ship to go out to sea. As the ship prepared to depart out to sea, her fuel tanks were being filled with litters and litters of liters of Sunflower oil as her crew frantically mopped the large teakwood decks of the catamaran. Inspecting each of the three guns on each ship's six large turrets, the gun crews dived down the 24inch guns inspecting the sixty-year-old cannons checking the metal for any visible cracks ensuring they remained in good shape. While the engine room below deck was abuzz with activity as the ship's lead engineer ran between the two hulls engine rooms overseeing the proper starting of the new diesel-electric engines that replaced the battleships older diesel engines installed as the state of the art technology in the ship at the height of WWII. Meanwhile, in the ship's bridge, twelve stories above the water bellow sat the ships captain reviewing charts for the journey out from Indonesian waters around to the Hawaiian archipelago then up to Alaska and down along the North and South American coast around Cape Horn and up across the Atlantic up to northern Europe where they're instructed to drop off a Piikalan diplomat and his cargo of several billion dollars of gold and silver the spoil of the Piikalan rade on the city of St Petersburg in the Russo Piikalan war that happened nearly a 150 years prior. While the large ship prepared to depart, her crew could be heard singing as they work; the mostly Piikalan crew sang in Piikalan:

(Meant to be sung to the tune of Rule Britania)

Rule, Piikala! Piikala, rule the waves!
Britons shall be our slaves.
With the Piikalan emperor first, at thee who's heavens commander,
Britains dominance shall be extinct from the world,
This is the command of our holly land,
And Guardian Kami(gods) sang this strain:
The British not so blest as we(refers to the Piikalan nation)
Must, in their turn, kiss our emperors bottom at the hand of failure,
While thou shalt flourish great and united in harmony:
The Rising Sun the dread and envy of the British and liberators of Irish and Scottish.
Still more rapidly and ungracefully shalt the Union Jack fall,
More weakened from each stroke by the emperors Lei-o-mano,
As the loud blast that tears the skies
The British oak shall burn under the Rising Sun held up by bamboo mast.
We shall teach the British and their selfish politicians the correct way to rule;
All their attempts to admit their western supremacy to thee shall be for naught.
But the propaganda they spit from their lips and pen shall serve as our jokes and fire kindling,
The Rising Sun is supreme above the senile British empire.
To the Holy Emperor and his family belongs the rural reign;
The Empires cities shall with commerce shine;
All that belonged to the British shall be the Piikalan domain,
And every shore it circles, under the Rising standard.
The British with reality found,
Shall bow to the rising sun and its ways.
Blest Archepeilgo! Piikalan may the Kami's crown thee beauty supreme,
And loyal hearts and minds to guard the home islands.
Rule, Piikala! Piikala, rule the waves!
Britons shall be our slaves.


After a few hours, the Kami Makani was ready to depart from Jakarta her crew gathered on the deck to inspect the captain. Most of the young Piikalan men and women fresh out of the naval academy, with this being the first combat mission. Many had a look on their face that showed they were upset to be assigned to an old battleship and wished they were assigned to a more prestigious ship such as an aircraft carrier or a submarine. While the older carrier sailors looked at their younger subordinates reminiscing about the days they were in their younger subordinates' shoes. While this happened, a heavily armored Piikalan transport ship pulled alongside the battleship and extended its gangway as a hundred Piikalan Marines came on deck with wooden crates on hand trucks. They slowly carried the crates bellow into the two hulls of the ship, where they were placed into the battleship's extra crew halls where the marines would be stationed to guard the boxes. Inside each of the boxes sat several million in gold and silver from the Imperial Palaces' treasure. While the marines loaded up the metal, Piikalan junior diplomat Minaki Kuru overlooked the crates' loading with the utmost care. Each contained more than she would make in a year; the utmost care was needed for this valuable treasure. After a few hours, the ship loaded up with precious metals departed the Jakarta sending out an eight-round salvo of blanks to announce her departure from the port she sat in for three decades.


Mexico City, Mexico
Oriental Pagoda(a Piikalan luxry hotel chain)
Business suite, Office, Golden Lotus Sweet
08:00, 19th of February, 2020


After several long nights, Chu Tan prepares to submit his article he typed for submission to his editors in Phillidelphia for publication. The long story he typed up described in detail the NAU's foreign departments' actions, some of them good, others told of the NAU's spying efforts on other nations and the spies from those nations. The article having information quoted from MI3 officials and UBA diplomats where they talk about specific spies and ways to smuggle them and their equipment into nations. A few hours later, the article is published in the Rising Sun-Times afternoon English paper, Spanish Paper, and Piikalan paper that is then sent out across the NAU and central America to be sold.


Mexico City, Mexico
Mexico City Airport
Southern Imperial Airways, Check-in counter
6:15 PM, 19th of February, 2020


Piikalan Kempeitai Agent Mei Liang slowly walked away from the check-in counter ticket in hand she carried with her a small bag filled with standard issued Piikalan spy equipment and her Piikalan passport. Inside her bag, a small handheld AM radio powered by solar of a small hand-cranked with a small button on the bottom to autotune it to the correct number station, a small Piikalan shito prayers book that, when covered with alcohol, would show a series of numbers, and several ballpoint pens which when it's back ending was screwed off and blown through acted as a highly effective blow dart gun that contained a fast-acting effective neurotoxin, with a small hale box that contained a box of Ohagi that contained the antidote for the toxin, and her phone a normal Kya(Piikalan equivalent of Samsung) Smart Phone that contained extra security features that could be bought at a normal store. She proceeded down to the security terminal dressed in a Kapa kimono decorated with flowers with her wooden slippers, making a slight clicking sound on the floor below.


Tuivai River, Piikalan side of the border
Piikalan FOB #2829
Northwestern territories, Piikalan Self Administrative State of Rohingyastan
05:15 am, 19th of February, 2020


Lutenient first-class Nguyen Li rolled out of his top bunk onto the cold cement floor with a thud; his feet onto the floor as he bends his knees, he brushed out his clothes. He then proceeds to put on his black knee-high whale leather Jaki tobies and ties the laces at the top to secure them onto his feet. While doing this, he tucks his pant legs into his tobies to ensure no jungle pests would climb up into them. He then proceeds to put on his katana and lei-o-mano at his side along with his thin silk composite shirt designed to be light and sweat-wicking while also containing anti-mosquito chemicals to keep away the pests. He then puts on his standard-issue Piikalan helmet and bulletproof vest, then a dark brown polyester uniform over the top with it had on his breast pocket his name and rank. He then grabs his service pistol and his semi-automatic rifle and proceeds out of his room. He walks down a long hallway lined with cold stainless steel walls until he gets to a small ladder and climbs up it into the dark rain forest floor where waits a Private is waiting seated upon the front a small Type 7 Piikalan tankette. The two talk a little amongst each other, then proceed to get into their tankette and start it up and leave on patrol along the river's side. They slowly scan the river looking for any activity that the series of cameras and sensors could have most likely not have missed. At the same time, they patrol along the river they're ordered to halt by their command as a small Piikalan force of Imperial Guard troops is seen crossing the river. The group swam dressed in Guille suits dressed up with local vegetation, with their main weapons being the standard Issue Imperial Guard Piikalan long-ranged semi-automatic rifle. The group swam over the river and ran into the bush, hiding far up in the mountains setting up a camp to launch their attack from.
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Postby The Union of British North America » Sat Apr 10, 2021 8:44 pm

OAS Building,
General Assembly Chamber
17th of February, 2021
8:15 am


The entire room stood up when the Secretary-General, Juan Martinez-Garcia of La Plata, entered the Assembly chamber. He walked over to his desk with the OAS flag and emblem hanging off of the front. His desk was the one that broke the circle table that the delegates gathered around. He was sponsored and nominated by the North American Union in the last election of a new SG, in 2018. Langenia's nominee, the Foreign Minister Julio Sanchez, obviously lost that election but has made a comeback in the last two years with his Langenian good neighbour policy of a Latin American Initiative, a series of bilateral and multilateral infrastructure and development projects, and trade agreements in Central and South America. The LAI is obviously a competitor to the UBC-NAU's Pan-American Free Trade Agreement and UBC Monetary Fund's American Green Roads and Bridges Programme to build sustainability-focused infrastructure in Latin American countries.

"Ladies and gentlemen, please take your seats. We can begin by addressing a major crisis that is ongoing in the Caribbean. We will hear opening remarks from the North American Union and the Republic of Langenia over the current issues regarding the Ursula Affair near the NAU province of Trinidad and Tobago," stated the Secretary-General.

Hanson got up and walked over to the podium set up to the opposite of the Secretary-General's desk. "Thank you, Secretary-General," said Hanson. As the North American representative, he was the main diplomat to this intergovernmental organization. Fairchild was seated behind him but just advising him before the ministerial conference began in a few days. "As is our legal right by agreement with the Langenian government for fishing vessels in the Gulf of Paria of both nations to utilize as long as both parties do not exceed certain quotas, based on tradeable permits in a special market for Langenian and North American fishing companies, we find their recent actions of arresting the crew of the NAU fishing vessel, the Ursula, to be in violation of that agreement but also of international law of due process for these fishermen accused of espionage. We demand that Langenia return these fishermen and cease further aggressive actions against the North American Union with these acts of banditry. We also demand that Langenia cease military exercises so close to provincial waters in the NAU EEZ" concluded Hanson. That last part was tacit admission of the military stand off that occurred a week ago. Hanson saw the Langenian delegation shift in their seats, some out of embarrassment and others in outrage, all turning their gazes from Hanson and murmuring things amongst themselves.

Murmurs among the delegates and some of the visitors in the gallery overlooking the debate chamber were rather audible. Hanson sat down, and took a sip of water while one of his aides whispered something to him. While the local Langenian government ran the permit market, and has been going on for some time, the Langenian central government had so far turned a blind eye to this situation, since before the coup that overthrew the democratic government.

Hanson saw Mr. Sanchez, the Langenian foreign minister, stand up to walk over to the podium for his response.
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HMNAS West Boston near the ocean tanker RNAFA (Royal North American Fleet Auxiliary) Defoe
Artemis ASDIC Station 3, South Atlantic Ocean, Near the Equator

The West Boston, the leading ship of her class, is an attack submersible on seconded duty to support the Artemis Anti-Submersible Division superson-ICS* detection system. This was one of many of the UBC's military technologies developed during the last great war of the last century as well as the period of geopolitical tension following it. The Pacific Ocean was the vast, silent battlefield of detecting other submersibles and shoring up defences on far-flung islands. The Atlantic is the same story but much more dangerous because of the proximity of the enemies. Langenia's increased naval presence has made the Atlantic Artemis System more important in recent years.

It is a series of underwater listening devices to track submersibles as well as seaborne nuclear launches to give the NAU and Great Britain warning of an attack or of enemy underwater vessels. NORAD/UCFSR America and UCFSR Europe depended on this system. The West Boston was about 25 miles sitting silently away from the Defoe, which was deploying the latest buoy of Station 3, which consists of several ASDIC buoys which some provided active surveillance and others were passive. All of the science and surveillance results were beamed back to a lab at HMNAB Bermuda which then reported to NORAD.

Basically, the West Boston was out fishing and covering the ocean tanker that deployed the buoys. These buoys were upgraded to track the lastest of the so-called silent and stealthy subs of the two main rivals of the UBC: Langenia and Piikala.

The North American sub's captain, Captain Helen Murray, was of the few woman submersible captains in the RNAN's silent service. But she was the best in theory and in war games. She was in her personal quarters watching a recording of the latest news of the NAU-Langenian tensions. She was already well aware of the row over Trinidad, she was part of it, though a small part. The surveillance and reserve to take on the Langie supercarrier if necessary. It was a huge ship, but so was the Prince Edward. A conflict between the two nations would be astronomically painful and expensive.

She hoped both sides would reach some agreement. Not make everything come crashing down.
An alt-history version of an America that peacefully avoided the American Revolution and remained connected to Britain (Turtledove's "The Two Georges"), mixed with some of Sobel's "For Want of a Nail" and a lot of the anthology "Columbia and Britannia".

Tech level: MT+
IC/RP name: North American Union (NAU).
IC/RP main supranational IGO: United British Commonwealth of Nations.
NSverse organization member/agreement signatory: CAPINTERN, IFTC, ICDN, ECO, IBA, Amistad.

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Postby Bengal and Assam » Sun Apr 18, 2021 10:52 pm

Queen Elizabeth Stadium, Minato, Bengal(British Kawa)
20th of February. 2021


As soon as the Heir Apparent to the Sovereign, Prince William’s speech highlighting the importance of Anglo-Kawanese relations, and the shared history both entities had came to a close, members of the Daimiyo’s Own, a ceremonial regiment of the Royal Bengal Ground Defence Force marched down the podium holding a Union Flag, to the tune of the British Grenadiers. The podium had two flagpoles, one already occupied by the Umi de Tora flag of Bengal, proudly fluttering in the February wind. As the clock struck 12, the snap hooks were secure, and the Union Flag was raised to the tune of God Save the King. While this was the main event, similar occurrences were happening across the country as people celebrated Bengal’s return to the Commonwealth.

The screens secured to the rooframe would normally show cricket or football matches from different angles of the stadium. But tonight, they were showing the immediate effects of Bengal’s return to the Commonwealth. Commonwealth troops convoys entering Bengal through the highway in Asanshi(RL Asansol), and the old Pikalan Garrison right here in Minato(RL Chittagong) being ceremoniously handed over to the Duke of Edinburgh’s Own, which had volunteered a month ago to secure it on behalf of the United Commonwealth Forces, by an officer from the Ground Defence Force, which had maintained it since the Pikalans were expelled in 2005. And the fireworks launched from the Southern Bay Bridge could be seen from the open roof of the stadium.

To Susan Itai, Prime Minister of Bengal, the event went as planned. “Omegodesu” she said to her colleagues as she hugged and shaked their hands in celebration. ‘Its finally over’ she thought. She became PM on the mandate of leading Bengal through the last leg of Bengal’s transition into the Commonwealth. After endless negotiations with Commonwealth representatives, trips to London and Philadelphia, meetings and committees, she finally got Bengal out of this limbo that it faced as it withdrew from the CUSP and was an observer in the Commonwealth for the past 15 years. She will now go with her husband and colleagues for a drink in a pub Secretary’s House, check in with the kids, go to sleep, then hold on until the elections in June. After that, she’ll be at her ancestral home in Northern Bengal, toiling on the old farm like she used to do before she got involved in all this.

“So Madam Prime Minister” asked the Co-Chairman of her party, Oscar Funikida “What’s next?”

“As far as I know, my work has been done… Now I shall hold on until the elections, then maybe retire from politics for good.”

“Just what I was about to propose” said Oscar. “Me, some of the Party board members, and heads of a few other parties were considering the idea that you may be on the list to be our first Governor-General.”

“Wouldn’t that be unconstitutional?” asked Susan “I’ve been a Constitutional Democrat ever since I entered uni. No political partiality in me. I think you should reconsider.”
An aide suddenly walked up to her with a serious face, and what she whispered into her ear took away all the feelings of happiness and celebration she had until now.

“I will talk to you later then Oscar… Something’s come up.” said Susan as she was escorted into one of the locker rooms requisitioned by the government.
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Postby Piikala » Fri Apr 23, 2021 11:16 pm

Tuivai River, Bengal side of the border
Piikalan FOB #2934
11 am, 19th of February, 2020


Imperial Guardsmen tenth title Mashinku Korai slowly swam across the river with his six other companions; they slowly swam closer towards the border in the middle of the river. Upon reaching the Bengali side of the river, the group slowly army crawls up the bank into the jungle. Simultaneously, Guardsmen's sixth title Toa Morales grabs a falling branch and quickly and carefully brushes out any evidence of their climbing up the bank. Simultaneously, the five other men begin putting together vegetation onto their gillie suits and walk through the jungle. They then finish completing their Guille suit, begin walking up into the mountains and prepare to intercept a convoy.

Several Hours Latter:

The men set up camp on top of a large mountain overlooking a small road leading to a Bengali military installation. They set up several Piikalan Type III rocket mortars and several Type IV air-powered snipper riffles on an approaching convoy that Piikalan Kempeitai has told them carries materials necessary to the Piikalan war effort. While this happens, Imperial Guardsmen Eleventh Class Hana Yuno takes out a small wind up AM radio and climbs up and places its antenna at the top of a tree, then climbs down, plugs in some earbuds, and listens to the broadcast with a Piikalan Shinto bible drenched in sake sitting in her lap. She hears the following message:

The Sakura blows softly in the wind
While the guns ring out silence
As the Sun Rises above the land and rules above all with peace
While guns sit silently collecting dust
That is the will of the Imperial Guard

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Message:

192923045870372948203649024382037927043897239734032848922090923874925764328982973238492381472334756482913747638784632867346


The message, once translated, reads:

Target on track prepares to intercept. Take target to location X. BANZAI!


Piikalan Imperial Palace
Piikalan island of Yuki Hana, Piikalan Home Islands
Febuary 28, 2021
13:00


The Piikalan emperor sits silently on an old wooden bench in the middle of the scroll room of the Imperial Palace. To his back along almost unending looking hall filled with scrolls with an old British man with a large white bead dressed in a British naval uniform and rapier from the mid-1700s. To his front, a cameraman and film crew, along with a large group of Imperial Guards and support staff for the broadcast. Suddenly the sound of a director yelling in Piikalan, "Film!" The emperor began to say in Piikalan, "My dearest children across our great empire. I would like to wish you the greatest success as the new school year begins. Where ever you may be, from the Siberian frontier to the islands of Rapa Nui, I wish you from my heart success. So please study hard and pay attention to and don't make trouble for your teachers this year! Anyways Emperor out!" Suddenly the director yells, "Fin!" Suddenly the camera stops, and the production staff begins putting away things. While the emperor gets up and begins to walk down the scroll room, pondering what the world shall be like in the next months.

375 kilometers off the coast of the Town of Princeville Kawaii,
IPNV Kami Makani
2nd of March 2021
16:15


The large Piikalan battleship the IPNV Kami Makani slowly sailed through the cold pacific waters off the Kingdom of Hawaii's coast. Her crew mustering to full battle stations ran furiously across the large catamaran as the six large turrets of the battleship came to life, their guns moving up in elevation as each of the massive turrets each the weight of a light cruizer begun to rapidly turn towards the simulated target and fire blanks at the simulated target. Creating a loud series of booms followed by a ringing of the turret's external armor could be heard as far away as Honolulu. After a few minutes, each of the guns had fired ten practice blanks; upon finishing their barrage, they haltered their firing and returned to their rest positions as her captain took off his industrial level ear muffs and placed them on the counsel of his station. Turning to the left, he looked at his first mate, saying, "Captain First Class Chiu, what was the time of this round?" Captain First Class Chu dressed in his navy-issued hakama and gi opened his stopwatch and said, "Five minutes from start to finish with an accuracy of 90% per a gun, sir! That's an improvement of thirty seconds from last time, sir!" "Very good, thank you for that, Mr. Chiu. Supply master Rouzyu makes sure all the sailors get an extra ration of taro wine this week for their hard work," says Captain III class Tani Nakamaogu as he leaned back into one of the bamboo and hale chairs of the ship's bridge. While the navigator carefully plotted the ship's course that would take them around the EEZ of the Hawaiian islands and then up towards the Aleutians. While the navigator was carefully plotting his course, the ship's second navigator carefully drove the ship watching the waves and clouds; he carefully ensured the ships stayed on course. Simultaneously, the rest of the bridge's ship crew was busy at work monitoring the large LCD screens that showed the status of the ship's large array of technical systems. At the same time below deck, the ship's radar systems carefully scan the horizon, and its sonar systems analyzed the sea below for any UBC attackers. At the same time, making sure not to provoke the nearby UBC military installations. Meanwhile, some of the crew begin to throw fishing lines off the ship's back to kill time.


Isla Hornos, Romextliy
150 KM due South of the island
08:00, 2nd of March, 2020


The Merdeka violently rocked and rolled underneath the South Pacific storm as he rounded the South American tip and fought against the chaos above. While the sub violently pitched and rolled under the waves, Captain Hoshi sat in the center of the bridge fastened to his seat by a small seatbelt that would look more familiar on a car rather than a military submarine. As the sub rocked along with the waves above, the mess crew of the Merdeka slowly pushed a small cart through the hallway of the sub, handing out sippy cups filled with a strong concoction of ginger tea, cinnamon, sugar, and coca leaf extract handing the concoction out to the crew of the ship to help with their seasickness. While the sub rocked among the waves, Captain Hoshi begins to relax as the rocking of the sub reminds him of the days he would go fishing with his father as a child.
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Postby Langenia » Mon Apr 26, 2021 9:19 am

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Largest Military Exercise in North of Langenia since Civil War


ARAGON-Today the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Catholic Republic of Langenia announced that Langenia would begin a joint military exercise in the north of the country. Though the office has not disclosed how many military personnel are participating in the exercise, Western analysts, particularly in the North American Commonwealth, believe that the number is close to a whopping 100,000, making this the largest military exercise on Langenian soil since the Langenian Civil War (1919-1949).

The objective of the exercise was to encourage increased interoperability among the service branches of the Langenian Armed Forces, including the Army, Air Force, Navy, and Marines, as well as to train large-scale formations of Langenian military personnel and equipment to operate in the dense jungles and forests that make up Colombia and Venezuela, which in turn make up the majority of what is considered northern Langenia. Soldiers, airmen, sailors, and marines have begun massing in the north, being billeted across cities and bases in Colombia and Venezuela. Troops have been placed along the border with Panama and the Caribbean coast as well. Though the Defense Ministry has not said why they are there, it can be assumed they provide a deterrent against North American aggression amid that country's aggressive forays into Latin America.

Quantities of military hardware, from artillery pieces to unarmored and armored vehicles to warplanes to warships are being placed in the north. The General Staff, Defense Ministry, and Foreign Ministry have all denied allegations that Langenia is on a war footing. The office of our esteemed president has not yet issued any statements. Central Command has been tasked with coordinating the exercise due to the fact that it is the unified command responsible for the defense of the Langenian homeland. The command is subordinate to the Ministry of National Defense.

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Notable units participating include paratroopers from the Airborne Troops of the National Army of Langenia, bomber squadrons of BA-70, BA-85, and BA-15 strategic bombers of the Langenian Air Force, and flotillas from the Atlantic and Pacific Fleets of the Langenian National Navy. Furthermore, special forces from the Army, Air Force, and Navy were due to conduct unconventional warfare drills in the jungles and forests of the Amazon and Venezuela.

The exercise comes as the meeting of the Organization of American States is taking place in Mexico City, and Langenian president Nicolas Furia and North American prime minister Felicity Graves are scheduled to hold a summit in the city next week. Troops from Bolivia, El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Cuba, all Latin American nations close to Langenia, are sending military personnel to participate. It is possible, though not yet confirmed, that Piikalan ships might participate alongside the Pacific Fleet of the Langenian National Navy. In order to alleviate fears and suspicion observers have been invited from the North American Commonwealth, according to the Defense Ministry. As of the time this article was written, the North Americans had not yet responded.



The Union of British North America wrote:OAS Building,
General Assembly Chamber
17th of February, 2021
8:15 am


The entire room stood up when the Secretary-General, Juan Martinez-Garcia of La Plata, entered the Assembly chamber. He walked over to his desk with the OAS flag and emblem hanging off of the front. His desk was the one that broke the circle table that the delegates gathered around. He was sponsored and nominated by the North American Union in the last election of a new SG, in 2018. Langenia's nominee, the Foreign Minister Julio Sanchez, obviously lost that election but has made a comeback in the last two years with his Langenian good neighbour policy of a Latin American Initiative, a series of bilateral and multilateral infrastructure and development projects, and trade agreements in Central and South America. The LAI is obviously a competitor to the UBC-NAU's Pan-American Free Trade Agreement and UBC Monetary Fund's American Green Roads and Bridges Programme to build sustainability-focused infrastructure in Latin American countries.

"Ladies and gentlemen, please take your seats. We can begin by addressing a major crisis that is ongoing in the Caribbean. We will hear opening remarks from the North American Union and the Republic of Langenia over the current issues regarding the Ursula Affair near the NAU province of Trinidad and Tobago," stated the Secretary-General.

Hanson got up and walked over to the podium set up to the opposite of the Secretary-General's desk. "Thank you, Secretary-General," said Hanson. As the North American representative, he was the main diplomat to this intergovernmental organization. Fairchild was seated behind him but just advising him before the ministerial conference began in a few days. "As is our legal right by agreement with the Langenian government for fishing vessels in the Gulf of Paria of both nations to utilize as long as both parties do not exceed certain quotas, based on tradeable permits in a special market for Langenian and North American fishing companies, we find their recent actions of arresting the crew of the NAU fishing vessel, the Ursula, to be in violation of that agreement but also of international law of due process for these fishermen accused of espionage. We demand that Langenia return these fishermen and cease further aggressive actions against the North American Union with these acts of banditry. We also demand that Langenia cease military exercises so close to provincial waters in the NAU EEZ" concluded Hanson. That last part was tacit admission of the military stand off that occurred a week ago. Hanson saw the Langenian delegation shift in their seats, some out of embarrassment and others in outrage, all turning their gazes from Hanson and murmuring things amongst themselves.

Murmurs among the delegates and some of the visitors in the gallery overlooking the debate chamber were rather audible. Hanson sat down, and took a sip of water while one of his aides whispered something to him. While the local Langenian government ran the permit market, and has been going on for some time, the Langenian central government had so far turned a blind eye to this situation, since before the coup that overthrew the democratic government.

Hanson saw Mr. Sanchez, the Langenian foreign minister, stand up to walk over to the podium for his response.
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HMNAS West Boston near the ocean tanker RNAFA (Royal North American Fleet Auxiliary) Defoe
Artemis ASDIC Station 3, South Atlantic Ocean, Near the Equator

The West Boston, the leading ship of her class, is an attack submersible on seconded duty to support the Artemis Anti-Submersible Division superson-ICS* detection system. This was one of many of the UBC's military technologies developed during the last great war of the last century as well as the period of geopolitical tension following it. The Pacific Ocean was the vast, silent battlefield of detecting other submersibles and shoring up defences on far-flung islands. The Atlantic is the same story but much more dangerous because of the proximity of the enemies. Langenia's increased naval presence has made the Atlantic Artemis System more important in recent years.

It is a series of underwater listening devices to track submersibles as well as seaborne nuclear launches to give the NAU and Great Britain warning of an attack or of enemy underwater vessels. NORAD/UCFSR America and UCFSR Europe depended on this system. The West Boston was about 25 miles sitting silently away from the Defoe, which was deploying the latest buoy of Station 3, which consists of several ASDIC buoys which some provided active surveillance and others were passive. All of the science and surveillance results were beamed back to a lab at HMNAB Bermuda which then reported to NORAD.

Basically, the West Boston was out fishing and covering the ocean tanker that deployed the buoys. These buoys were upgraded to track the lastest of the so-called silent and stealthy subs of the two main rivals of the UBC: Langenia and Piikala.

The North American sub's captain, Captain Helen Murray, was of the few woman submersible captains in the RNAN's silent service. But she was the best in theory and in war games. She was in her personal quarters watching a recording of the latest news of the NAU-Langenian tensions. She was already well aware of the row over Trinidad, she was part of it, though a small part. The surveillance and reserve to take on the Langie supercarrier if necessary. It was a huge ship, but so was the Prince Edward. A conflict between the two nations would be astronomically painful and expensive.

She hoped both sides would reach some agreement. Not make everything come crashing down.


The Langenians had murmured among themselves, alright, but they were discussing a rebuttal to the North American remarks. When Fairchild was done, Sanchez stood and confidently strode across the room to the podium, showing no hint on unease, but rather, of rage. "The North Americans want the so-called fishermen to be returned. What were they doing so close to Patos Island, then? No, they will not be leaving Langenian custody. Rather, they deserve to rot in jail for their dishonest actions."

"We will not stop until they stop. Stop trying to install banana republics. We will not stop until European, including North American, yes, I meant that, influence from Latin America, from the Caribbean, is gone. They must close that airbase in Santo Domingo, a good place to attempt to flex military might in an attempt to intimidate Caribbean nations. The Panama Canal must be returned to Panama or handed over to joint OAS custody." He looked over at the North Americans, some of them outraged, others surprised like the other delegations at the blatant point-blank remarks of the Langenian Foreign Minister Sanchez.

Would the North Americans ever willingly allow the end of their influence in the Americas? Sanchez mentally asked himself. Most likely not, and that put his country and theirs on a collision course. But that was a price he was willing to take. He had grown up during the Second Langenia War, watched while the North Americans and their Western allies had propped up a banana republic on Langenian soil, West Langenia, to be exact, and had always been jubilant of East Langenia destroying this banana republic and uniting the country. But the war was not over. The Europeans and their offshoots, the North Americans, still had influence in the Americas. It was time to end that.
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Postby Piikala » Tue May 04, 2021 5:38 pm

375 kilometers off the coast of the Waianae, Oahu
IPNV Kami Makani
2nd of March 2021
19:00


The Kami Makani slowly sailed through the calm pacific waters. Her captain purposely plotting a course that would take the ship south of the Hawaiian Archipelago to avoid the onslaught of the normally rougher northern waters of the islands during the more wintery months. Meanwhile, the Kami Makani's aircraft hanger was abuzz with activity as Piikalan mechanics triple-checked what appeared to be a large torpedo-shaped object painted in a dark blue color with a large 6ft diameter propeller and large fins a stern of the large prop. As two small Indonesian men wearing black skin-tight suits hopped into the stern of the twenty-foot-long tube. This is followed by a Polynesian-looking woman dressed in attire that one would more likely find to be worn by a civilian in Honolulu who steps into a large sphere-shaped object that's sealed up and connected to the front of the tube. The weird-shaped object is then checked to be secure and pushed out of the hangers seaplane ramp and into the water below. The tube then begins to move away from the large battleship and submerge below the surface and turn towards the coast of Oahu.

Cabo Blanco, La Plata
200 KM due east of the continent of South America
08:00, 3rd of March, 2020


The Merdeka slowly steamed under the calm South Atlantic seas as her crew prepared for breakfast as the sub's crew sits on hale mats eating from large communal bowls and plates filled with Poi, salted roasted fish, and canned Pomelo that have been laid upon metal sitting tables bolted to the deck. During this moment of calmness, Captain Hoshi proceeds with the ship's chief aircraft mechanic up to the hanger deck on the colossal submarine. Upon entering the large hanger deck, the men unclip the large black canvas coverings from the decks lashing points and pull off the large coverings. They proceed to do this for each of the six large objects in the back of the hanger. Revealing four large new Type one stealth naval bomber/fighters, each large forty-foot-long aircraft sat with its tail, wings, and canards folded up, making the large stealthy killing machines almost look like modern art sculptures. Towards the front of the hull sat a modified Type Zero Recon aircraft outfitted for electronics warfare and equipped with several large exterior pods filled with the tools of the trade. At the rear of the hanger sat a Type five rotorcraft(Piikalan equivalent of the Osprey). Its wings folded and engines turned horizontally, allowing the large aircraft to fit into the carrier sub. Meanwhile, below deck in the subs, airmen briefing room sit twelve Piikalan sailors in front of them a projected map of the South American landmass and their flight pass they will take. After the lunch break shift ends, Captain Hoshi orders the Merdeka to periscope depth, where he, upon determining the surrounding seas clear, allows the aircraft mechanics to work on the aircraft ensuring the planes are ready for flight.


Aragon, Langenia
Oriental Pagoda Arragon
Dining room, Ambassadors Suite
13:00, 3rd of March


Takeno Tuaji sat at the head of the long wooden sitting table intricately decorated with gold leaf depicting the landmarks of the Langenian Capital city. While Tuaji sat cross-legged eating a platter of Bandeja Paisa with chopsticks while drinking a hot glass of Piikalan taro sake. As he reads an encrypted message he received from Yuki Hana that reads in traditional Piikalan:

To Takeno Tuaji Employee ID 2924398474839748975489839
From: Ministry of Foreign Relations Yuki Hana Office 00000001
Encryption: Jade Dragon(Maximum level encryption the Piikalan Diplomatic office uses)
Card Number:283
Message:

2873892837928478925693843089243790749348564893278932974398278392174839738271287389483756739782933694924378279846389738239643892137384638278973987384837287848372987398463899279469487283728943638923792743847365834657344828372983947483739873892746346864838349865638949836538747983564398927285487475674536474396283395647823948564893829758689346287489563989475964383745693827494856873785648328564869637447389659843946548675647883298928797387834479586849666478379274569837365683492465939862947865948343759638792478956948723748956489578384789328447755689347859748974974374835783488436547834675893475498759438543958487987598534749589487589478584457938457892839284378947895894356587893474734875347893274935749739847394789324


Tuaji, upon receiving his message, pulls out a thick black leather book that has stamped in silver on its cover in Piikalan "The Official Standing of The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on America and Europe." Tuaji then flips through the silk-paged book to page 283 and pours some of his sake over the page, causing the text to disappear and a long series of numbers to become visible on the page. Tuaji then takes out a special pen designed to become visible only when the page is wet by alcohol and a pocket calculator and works translating his message. After a few hours, Tuaji finishes translating the message that reads in Piikalan:

Tuaji, the Imperial House, would like to see better relationships with the Langenians to ensure the security of the Piikalan prosperity sphere(another name for the Piikalan colonies) and the security of the sacred lands(Piikalan home islands). Thus we would like you to pursue a military alliance with the gaijin, but don't alert the stupid bulldogs of our plan to preserve the security of the interests of the sacred lands and the prosperity sphere. At this time, the War Pagoda would also be interested in doing a military exchange program with the Langenians and creating closer ties militarily. The Imperial house(Piikalan emperor and his governments) would also like to create an embassy and consulates in the Langenian state to ensure closer ties with the Langenians. At this time, we would also like to inform you that the Imperial Navy and Kempeitai are moving against the British Bulldogs and their allies across the Americas and the pacific. Let us know through secure lines the conditions of the Langenians and their response to our proposal. Long Live the Imperial State! Banzai!!!


Tuaji, upon reading the message he pulls out his phone and calls some of the people he met in the Langenian government to see if he could get the proper contacts to arrange the planning for a summit between the nations to work out a 'trade deal.'


Piikalan Cyber Warfare base
Piikalan Province of Micronesia, on the island of Yap
March 3, 2021
13:00


Computer Man Third Class Ruji Moalis's hands were working up a storm as he prepared lines upon lines of code in a rush to set up the computer program that would be used for an upcoming cyber attack on a nation whose name or location he didn't know. The software he works on combines a series of Russian and UBC worm malware programs that the Piikalans had dissected and copied from previously attempted hacks into the Piikalan government servers. Ruji works on the final pieces of code that will cause a computer to overheat and melt its chips while bypassing a computer's coolant system and protective software. This software is designed to destroy the internet infrastructure and render it useless in the hopes of shutting down everything from water treatment plants to the power plants that create a nation's electricity. At the same time, disabling a nation's cellular and radio infrastructure to render rapid communication amongst a nation and its populace difficult with the main goal of creating social and unrest and riots. After several hours of coding and review his code Ruji gets up and hands the USB containing the code to his subordinate Computer Man First Class Sakura Hougoji to package up into a series of fake emails that's to be used to get the malware into a particular nations computer infrastructure.
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Postby The Union of British North America » Thu May 13, 2021 7:53 pm

320 kilometers off the coast of the Waianae, Oahu
HMNAS Venus
2nd of March 2021
1907 hours


The Mythical-class NAU-British jointly developed nuclear submersible and currently in service in limited numbers in both the RNAN and RN, HMNAS Venus (North American operated subs of this class were named after Roman mythological figures as a way to indicate it was the land-based successor to British thalassocracy while British operated subs of the same class were named after Greek ones), silently glided at a depth of 320 m. It was listening.

It was listening for anything unusual. Its ASDIC* system actively and passively listened for anything unusual near Hawaiian waters and its maritime demarcated zone for economic utilization. The Venus is a ballistic missile submersible, capable of ensuring an independent, always-moving, nigh-impossible to detect atomic deterrent.

The ASDIC system detected something. Something faint.

NAU Police General Criminal Intelligence Branch Headquarters
March 2, 2021


Detective Chief Inspector Roderick Alleyn spent his wee hours of the day hunched over his computer as the CIB cybercrime analysts at the row of desks behind him each looked at the evidence gathered from the defence contractors' computer breaches. Definitely malicious and definitely not the work of anyone domestic. Criminal? Perhaps. State-backed? Perhaps.

Understandable that foreign adversaries would want to harm the defence capabilities and projects of the United Commonwealth in the present and the future. But who? The rival across the Big Lake? Very likely. But just accusing another nation of a crime is as old as time itself. They'll deny and retaliate in their own way--point out the flaws of the UC, sanctions, kicking out diplomats of UC member nations, or even "arrest" a UC subject of a particular member nation for serious crimes.

More evidence is needed if it is Piikalans, the Commandant and the Director Criminal Intelligence Branch both indicated they need a breakthrough.

OAS Building
General Assembly Chamber
17th of February, 2021


Hanson got up and walked over to the podium for the North American response.

"Mr. Sanchez, this defence agreement between the North American Union and Santo Domingo is for mutual benefit and part of deeper security and economic integration of the American subcontinents as it will be followed by a trade agreement. This accusation of the creation of banana republics, to suggest that the tactics of the American Imperial Fruit Company of yesteryear have influence over North American foreign policy, is ludicrious. North American and United Commonwealth diplomatic initiatives are respectful of the sovereignty of nations that join and adhere to them. The economics of the free trade agreement that stretches from the Arctic to the Andes, with an unfortunate and ill-advised break in its geography, proves it is a mutual relationship that benefits all. Furthermore, the UC stewardship over the Panama Canal is decided by treaties made the previous century with no issues up until now, with a certain nation harassing container ships and crews of nations doing honest commerce. I say there is a more pressing issue of harassment of the illegal actions by the Langenian navy and coastguard; I say that the Langenians are the real pirates of the Caribbean here. They have seized our citizens illegally and harassed us militarily. Langenia must stop." rebutted Hanson.

He sat down and took a sip of water. Murmurs among the other OAS members got a little louder. His last point stung for many members, but others looked uncomfortable. Those visible feelings betrayed clashing feelings of resentment of Langie seizures of their merchants as well as needing Langie investment in their economies. Maybe some backroom deals with PAFTA** will make them vote North American. Fairchild would approve and help.

But would it make a difference here. Maybe both sides could still reach a deal despite this impasse.

Hanson wondered, and mildly hoped. He didn't want to be the diplomat that started a war. He thought Sanchez would also not want to be in the same position.

*Anti-Submersible Division-acoustics -- the British term for sonar before "sonar" became the preferred term
**Pan-American Free Trade Agreement -- like NAFTA but covers both North and South American landmasses, naturally excluding Langenia.
An alt-history version of an America that peacefully avoided the American Revolution and remained connected to Britain (Turtledove's "The Two Georges"), mixed with some of Sobel's "For Want of a Nail" and a lot of the anthology "Columbia and Britannia".

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IC/RP name: North American Union (NAU).
IC/RP main supranational IGO: United British Commonwealth of Nations.
NSverse organization member/agreement signatory: CAPINTERN, IFTC, ICDN, ECO, IBA, Amistad.

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OAS Building
General Assembly Chamber
17th of February, 2021


As the North American representative finished his response, La Platan representative Hector Mirales stood up and headed for the podium for a response of his own, on behalf of the United Provinces of Rio de La Plata of course.

“Fellow representatives, the United Provinces has never, and will not in the foreseeable future concern itself with random squabbles between other countries, so as long as La Plata isn’t dragged into the conflict of course or its interests threatened, similarly, although we regret the imprisonment of these 'sailors' from North America by the Langenian authorities, we see ourselves taking no position regarding the conflict between British North America, and the Catholic Republic. Rather, we prefer to trade and co-operate as equal partners with our fellow nations of the New World.

However, due to recent circumstances, La Plata’s interests and sovereignty has indeed been threatened. We’ve seen an exponential increase of incursion of sovereign La Platan airspace and waters by ships and aircraft of the Catholic Republic. And rumours of attempted incursion by ground forces along La Plata’s northern border as well. And our security services are implying, not accusing, that the recent attacks on the North American and British legations in Buenos Aires have been orchestrated by actors on the payroll of the Catholic Republic

Mind you, respected representatives. I know that we are here to discuss the issue of the current situation between the Catholic Republic and British North America, and I would like you all to know that we haven’t taken a position on it yet, sticking to our ‘Switzerland of the South’ doctrine. However, Buenos Aires is not amused by the way the situation is going."
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