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August
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Augustin Alliance

Postby August » Wed Apr 12, 2017 12:54 pm


The Augustin Alliance: Unparalleled in Efficiency, Quality, and Professionalism.

The Augustin Alliance is a multi-region network created for the purposes of cooperation, idea exchange, and free trade. Member regions of the Alliance have different themes, separate purposes, and unique cultures, but are united by similar values and a common founder. Every aspect of the organization is covered in this series of dispatches, from our history to our news articles; from our internal structure to our military hierarchy; and from our offsite rules to our internal policies. We even have a one-of-a-kind Reference Library containing original research on various parts of the site. We hope you find our resources helpful, and if you have a question or notice an inaccuracy, our telegram boxes are always open.

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Ridgefield
Power: High | Nations: 85 | Delegate: 46
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Land's End
Power: High | Nations: 144 | Delegate: 38
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Cape of Good Hope
Power: High | Nations: 173 | Delegate: 34
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Conch Kingdom
Power: V High | Nations: 182 | Delegate: 56
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Narnia
Power: Low | Nations: 17 | Delegate: 2
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Dawn
Power: Low | Population: 46 | Delegate: 3
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Reserved
Power: N/A | Nations: 0 | Delegate: 0
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August
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Postby August » Wed Apr 12, 2017 12:55 pm

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Greetings, honorable ambassador! Please, take a seat. You may have heard of the Augustin Alliance by now, but there is a good chance you have no idea what we are. Allow me to explain...

The idea behind the AA is to let people focus on their favorite part of NS, while giving them access to a wider community, and maintaining a high level of quality across the whole experience. To do that, we built a loose coalition of six regions: Ridgefield, Cape of Good Hope, Conch Kingdom, Lands End, Dawn, and Narnia. Each one has its own theme, its own purpose, and a completely unique form of government. Still with me? Check out the descriptions below!

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Ridgefield
A gameplay region themed as a small town and governed as a meritocracy. WA membership is required for residents in order to prevent puppets.

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Cape of Good Hope
A casual, laid-back roleplay region with a map, no forum, and no rules.

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Conch Kingdom
A beachside region with an intricate political structure, a tropical theme, an offsite forum, and no WA requirements.

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Lands End
A capitalism-centered region, organized as a public corporation, and run by its shareholders and a Board of Directors.

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Narnia
Based heavily on the fantasy series by CS Lewis, and operates as a "living story" of sorts, where power can change hands at any time with the outcome of battles, negotiations, and trickery.

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Dawn
Originally formed outside the Alliance, now politically and thematically modeled after an Athenian city-state.

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Military
The Alliance also has a military branch called the Joint Task Force (JTF), which is the only major organization to engage in regular raids and defenses of other regions. The JTF regularly works with other militaries on operations around the world, specializes in difficult occupations, and manages exceptionally high activity for its size.

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Discord chat server
While an RMB works well for communications within a region, the Augustin Alliance uses Discord to bring multiple regions together, along with ambassadors from foreign shores. The chat server has regular conversations, games, political debates, and regional planning. A public invite link can be found here.

So, you should be convinced by now, but if not, we would love to have you stop by one of our regions or the Discord server to chat or ask questions. Thanks for reading!

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August
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Postby August » Wed Apr 12, 2017 12:55 pm

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Chapter One:
The Alliance's roots date back to January 2016, when an early version of the structure and a long-term plan for the organization was drafted by August. Several regions were mapped out, each with their own identity. The first of these regions, the Cape of Good Hope, was founded just days after August returned from several years of limbo. This region, affectionately called "the Cape," had the least structure or direction of all, but as fate would have it, a small and quirky roleplay community sprang up over its first month. This group, sparked by the first-ever Alliance resident, Coadun, came to define the Cape's identity permanently.

In late February, the second region was launched. Conch Kingdom was more thoroughly planned, and within minutes of its founding, it had a forum, a WFE, and a welcoming telegram. Manual recruitment commenced at once, to great success. It was meant to be the "big-tent" region of the Alliance, using a tropical theme and high levels of political freedom to create mass appeal. Sure enough, the hundredth nation arrived less than a month later, with the two hundredth arriving in April.

The launches of all the Alliance regions were staggered over the course of a year and a half, giving each time to grow before the next one could demand attention. In time, the first two regions developed both internally and externally, filling their political frameworks and branching out into the world through embassies and military activity. The Conch Kingdom Naval Reserve set sail in June, followed shortly by the Cape Defense Force. These simple military organizations were not especially powerful, but they built valuable alliances and provided training to a rising generation in their home regions.

July 2016 marked the true beginning of the Alliance. On the 22nd of that month, an announcement was made on the RMBs of both regions, revealing that August was the founder of both and proclaiming them to be the first member regions. Embassy construction began at once. Not long after, in September, a Discord server was created for Conch Kingdom, and was shortly thereafter expanded to the entire Alliance. This server grew rapidly, and integrated the member regions in a way the embassies never could. Another major unifying event came with the founding of the Joint Task Force (JTF), when the piler forces of Conch Kingdom and Cape of Good Hope merged into an advanced, update-capable independent military. The catalyst for this was a weeks-long siege of the region Femdom Empire, which ultimately failed, but allowed the Alliance forces to gain considerable update experience and forge strong relationships with defenders.

While the military strength of the Alliance was consolidating, the next region was being refounded. Ridgefield was actually the first region August had ever founded, in October 2010, but it was lost and spent years under the control of a region-squatter. In January 2017, following months of infiltration, August managed to recapture the region under its original founding nation. At once a unique new government system was rolled out, a strict meritocracy with quality regulations and mandatory WA membership. It would be a long time before recruitment could begin, though, and soon enough the next region was ready.

Land's End had been planned from the beginning, and was originally founded in March 2016, but the launch did not take place until twelve months later. Its capitalist leanings and structure, which resembled that of a publicly-traded corporation, filled an open niche in a market saturated by liberal democracies and communist dictatorships. Overnight it took off, and was for a time the Alliance's strongest contributor, driving Discord traffic and deploying enthusiastic new nations with the JTF. Its Board of Directors also proved adept at foreign affairs, breaking the Alliance-wide convention of minimal embassy activity.

April Fools 2017 was a landmark day. The world unexpectedly broke loose into nuclear war, with regions everywhere savagely turning each other into plate glass. Amid the chaos, the Alliance saw an opportunity. It was not particularly large yet, nor was it known internationally, but its ability to coordinate was well-established. A strategy was developed and ad hoc coalitions were made, while its agreements with raider and defender factions kept it safe from ideological battles. When the dust settled, the four small regions had claimed victory, thrusting themselves into the spotlight. In the aftermath, a forum embassy was created and news dispatches started going out more regularly, generating even more publicity. Hundreds of new nations moved in. The new golden age had arrived.

In May and June, the JTF was at its apex. It conducted its first large-scale occupation in St Abbaddon, and showed its knack for the unconventional by destroying US Military, a raider region with an active founder and non-executive delegate, and Union of the Fascist Nations, a 680-nation passworded stronghold with a forty-endorsement delegate. By this point, it was running operations nearly nonstop, either on its own or in conjunction with other raider and defender organizations. It was also building a reputation of trustworthiness that was unprecedented for an independent military. No organization was unwilling to cooperate with it, and this attitude extended to the Alliance as a whole.

Most of the Alliance's history had proceeded according to plan, but June 2017 began with a surprising event: the addition of a new region. Months before, Gibraltarica had approached August about building a community in a region they controlled, Narnia. Terms were agreed upon, and construction began in secret. The launch came on the first of June to great fanfare. As usual, the structure of the region was a unique one, with internal factions based on original Narnian characters battling for power. Growth was slightly slower than it had been for previous regions, and Narnia was forced to relaunch later in the summer, but it still managed a healthy level of activity in a short span.

On August 13th, the decision was made to close down the Augustin Alliance as an organization for an indefinite period of time. The news broke first in the Discord server, to an overwhelmingly negative response. Included in the statement were the Joint Task Force, which was disbanded immediately, and the server itself, which was archived and hidden from public view. Each of the five constituent regions continued their operations as normal, with no significant changes in government. The purpose of the shutdown was to provide a break for Alliance leadership, especially the founder, and to test the regions by forcing them to operate independently of their founder and each other. Though the effectiveness of this solution seemed uncertain at first, over the following months, most of the regions managed to regroup themselves and grow stronger than ever.

A mere two weeks after the shutdown of the Alliance, it was temporarily revived in response to the second worldwide nuclear war of 2017. Despite the lingering disarray at all levels of the former organization, combined with a dip in overall population, it managed to defeat all its adversaries, including multiple feeder and sinker conglomerates. This second victory was the last achievement of the dissolved Alliance. Later that week the world delivered the final sendoff, when the Security Council Commended the Alliance's founder, and no more was heard from then on.

The Alliance is dead. Long live the Alliance!
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Cormactopia Prime
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Postby Cormactopia Prime » Wed Apr 12, 2017 1:18 pm

Your dispatches are very informative. I didn't realize you founded all four regions, to be honest. That's pretty impressive.

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Postby Consular » Wed Apr 12, 2017 3:49 pm

You did very well in that april fools event. Utterly devastated TWP in a horrible massive attack. :P

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Postby The Stalker » Wed Apr 12, 2017 3:59 pm

Interested to see what will become of this, impressive victory on April Fools. Best of luck.
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Postby LollerLand » Thu Apr 13, 2017 12:13 am

Really impressive indeed!
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Postby Bhang Bhang Duc » Thu Apr 13, 2017 5:15 am

Consular wrote:You did very well in that april fools event. Utterly devastated TWP in a horrible massive attack. :P

They did us like a kipper. Still no hard feelings and all the best to the Augustin Alliance.
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Postby Witchcraft and Sorcery » Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:34 am

You're awesome, August. I'm excited to see where this goes, it looks like you've got an awesome start.

Well done on April Fools Day as well. I didn't participate but I was watching from afar. Very impressive indeed.
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Postby Tim-Opolis » Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:43 am

While I wasn't around for April Fools this year due to pre-existing RL commitments, y'all are good in my books. Keep up the good work.
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August
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Postby August » Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:35 pm

Thank you, everyone! We were all thrilled to see the response to this thread so far.

Our faction had a blast with the April Fools event, but that was only the first step in our efforts to break out from a year of isolationism. We are hoping to keep the ball rolling, so you can expect news articles and public announcements from all four regions to be posted here in the future, as well as monthly updates from the AA as a whole. A number of people have been hard at work behind the scenes to make this organization what it is today, and we could not be prouder to start unveiling it to the world.
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Postby Stalker Queen » Sat Apr 15, 2017 5:22 am

I hope this doesn't come off as rude but... how the fuck do you manage to juggle being founder of four regions?! :blink: Whatever your secret to success is... keep up the good work! :hug:
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Plagentine
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Postby Plagentine » Sat Apr 15, 2017 10:04 am

The effort it must take to keep all of that functioning neatly is quite astonishing. And it's quite an interesting project idea as well, so i'm pleased that it's working out so well.

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Postby August » Mon Apr 17, 2017 3:37 pm

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Dispatch Series Released
AUTHOR: August
LAST UPDATED: Monday 041717, 1820 EDT

Though serial region-building may be the first thing to come to mind when the Augustin Alliance is mentioned, another major ongoing project within the organization is the production of detailed reference documents for the game. This set of dispatches, all of which are marked as [REF] and posted under the nation Conch Kingdom, currently contains six titles, with five more in progress. This is the first public release of our work, and we invite you to come see it for yourself.

Reference Desk
A convenient index for our collection of NS-related guides and reference articles.

About Endorsements
A comprehensive guide to WA endorsements.

About Influence
A comprehensive guide to Regional Influence.

Basics of Region-Building
A collection of tips for setting up a new region. Valuable trade secrets were omitted: if you want the best, you have to get it from the source.

Illustrated Guide to Recruiting
A step-by-step guide for manual, API, and stamp recruiting, with screenshots.

All Nation Statistics
A public-use template that neatly lists all statistics of the dispatch author nation, sorted by category.

Regional Controls
A set of documentation for all Region Control functionality.



Combined, these dispatches contain almost 7400 words of completely original content, not including formatting or headers. All feedback, comments, and upvotes are highly appreciated.
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Postby August » Sun Apr 30, 2017 2:33 am

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JTF Captures St Abbaddon
AUTHOR: August
LAST UPDATED: Sunday 043017, 0450 EDT

For about five months, a sleepy place called St Abbaddon lay quiet and inactive ...until the major update of April 30, 2017, when a huge wave of nations crashed into the region, bringing it emphatically back to life! In seconds, the population shot from 65 to 102 as raiders and defenders alike poured through the unattended gates. Despite having a sixteen-second head start on top of a 23-second trigger, the latter group could only bring eleven endorsements to the party. Even combined with the native delegate's seven, that was not enough to stop the 21-strong raider coalition, all of which moved in on time. Led by the Augustin Alliance Joint Task Force, with Dir. August acting as point and triggering for the first time, an impressive team of nine organizations stormed to victory.

Now, with a number of defenders still in the region, regional officers beginning to stack up, pilers moving in, large amounts of native and sleeper influence still present, and the Liberation still in place, the operation is rapidly turning into a siege. Anything could happen at this point, except for a password. Who will win? Stay tuned to find out, or move in to see the battle first-hand! (Make sure to endorse all the regional officers, though, or you might get a one-way ticket to Kandyland.)

[Unabridged version here]


The following troops participated in this operation*.

Joint Task Force:
Director August (point, trigger)
Lt. Director The Superior Helghan Empire
Nosotalio
Malizistan

Kingdom of Great Britain:
Krimsonland
Altino
The Glorious Hypetrain
Saint Draig

Hellenic Empire:
Strategos Autokrator Satya Romefeller
Epilokhagos Mothna
Hellenic Dubya

The West Pacific Armed Forces:
Sec. of War Yuno Owl
Field Commander Liliarchy

East Pacific Sovereign Army:
Asendavia
Stratarin

People's Red Army:
General The Libertarian State of Freedom
Lieutenant Romarystan

Wintercrest:
Founder Piper Winter
Founder Zenny

Kawaii Armed Forces:
Emilia the Hero

Canterlot:
Party Pony Love and Glitter

*If your name, rank, and/or region was not included, and you would like it to be, please send August a telegram. Regions are sorted by updater count.

This was the first-ever major operation led by the JTF, and it could not have gone more smoothly. Thank you to all our friends who showed up, especially Satya and Yuno, who brought many more than were expected. Thank you also to the defenders who matched our numbers and made things interesting. Our ROs look forward to facing off against your beachhead in the coming days.
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Postby Piper Winter » Sun Apr 30, 2017 10:00 am

I thought you did well organising, for your first time!

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Postby Roavin » Sun Apr 30, 2017 10:40 am

Piper Winter wrote:I thought you did well organising, for your first time!


Considering this is August, I would have been surprised if it had been badly organized even on the first try.
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August
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Postby August » Mon May 01, 2017 1:23 am

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At the end of every month, the Alliance will be releasing a brief update covering all the events, numbers, and notable publications from the preceding weeks. This is the first such update.


Statistics

TypeCombinedRidgefieldCape of Good HopeConch KingdomLand's End
Nation count474 (+103)10 (+5)130 (+6)187 (+17)147 (+75)
WA count151 (+39)17 (+5)35 (-5)62 (-4)36 (+32)
Delegate endos98 (+34)8 (+8)20 (-3)41 (+3)29 (+26)
Influence344367 (+45521)13914 (+13435)66494 (+11010)249293 (+8760)14666 (+12316)
RMB posts12790 (+1085)81 (+32)2056 (+152)9984 (+587)669 (+314)

Forum posts: 5100 (+192)2
Discord post count: 60804 (+60804)3
Discord user count: 166 (+98)

1Includes 11 deployed JTF.
2Conch Kingdom is the only region with an offsite forum.
3From April alone. No previous records.

Joint Task Force

1. Guardian Network refounded
2. Transitioned from primarily piling to regularly updating, structure and regulations overhauled
3. Operational Security policy released
4. Operational History now tracks JTF-led operations
5. St Abbaddon captured

Polls

Ridgefield: None

Cape of Good Hope: "Where would you most like to go on vacation?", "What future roleplay heading would be of interest?", "Fandom Battles 1", "Which search engine?"

Conch Kingdom: "Do you support world government?", "Euthanasia: immoral or merciful", "AI: dangerous or helpful", "Medical advancement: curse or blessing", "Should militaries be allowed to use large scale weapons that are mainly untested?", "Should nations have more or fewer national parks?", "Would you be interested in seeing some sort of regional activities (preferably regular ones)?", "Are you going to vote?", "Should scientists be allowed to clone animals and humans?"

Land's End: "Is the nuclear apocalypse coming?", "What kind of pie is best?", "Should Land's End have a regional map?", "What polls would you like to see?", "What should be done to end the Syrian civil war?"

News & Dispatch

AA dispatches:
1. Nuclear war victory
2. What is the AA?
3. Standardized rank system
4. Stop downvoting everything
5. Reference pages

Ridgefield:
1. Helaw elected as the first delegate.
2. The map is established.
3. New records for nation count (12), population placement (1427th), delegate endorsements (8), and endorsement placement (31st in the world).

Cape of Good Hope:
1. Space RP continues.
2. New records for delegate endorsements (25) and endorsement placement (29th in the world).

Conch Kingdom:
1. Justice system added via amendment
2. Elections concluded: Kad Loto Islands, Office of the Delegate; Tulov, Office of the Prime Minister; Arudis, Office of Domestic Affairs; Balan Bar, Office of Foreign Affairs.
3. New appointments made: MomoCarlile, Cartographer; Xerox Prime; Director of the Tourism Agency; Sevillo, Lead Diplomat; The Superior Helghan Empire, Chief Justice.

Land's End:
1. Elections concluded, Board of Directors filled. New officers: The Dimension of Light (Chief Operating Officer), New Slovakastan (Chief Recruiting Officer), Nosotalio (Chief Legal Officer), Eyebot (Chief Trade Officer).
2. New positions introduced: Building Manager, VP for Public Relations, VP for Accounting, VP for Research.
3. The map is established.
4. New records for nation count (150), population placement (84th), delegate endorsements (29), endorsement placement (78th).

Upcoming

1. New offsite, features to be announced.
2. More reference dispatches.
3. Some very exciting new plans that are not quite ready for announcement.

Formatting errors and incorrect numbers fixed.
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Postby Love and Glitter » Mon May 01, 2017 2:16 am

Incredibly Informative as always August! Really have made a lot of noise this April, and best of luck to you in May!
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August
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Postby August » Thu May 04, 2017 10:08 pm

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A Bad Week for Memes
AUTHOR: August
LAST UPDATED: Friday 050517, 0045 EDT


Earlier this week, the Joint Task Force managed to lose its hold on St Abbaddon to a swiftly-moving and physically attractive team of 30-odd defenders, after occupying the region for a single, measly update. Since the Wardens & Friends had felt the need to rain on our parade early, we decided to pay it forward by organizing another operation on the spot, and ruining someone else's day. An hour after JTF Dir. August woke up at 2330 local, nine raider ejectees jumped out of The Rejected Realms and straight into everyone's favorite region, DankMemes. The inactive native delegate was easily overwhelmed, and ever since then we have been having a grand old time with the banhammer. Unfortunately for DankMemes, they just happened to get raided by some people who really, really hate memes. Memes have already been banned in the region, along with all usage of the word "meme" in general. Sad, right? Rumor has it that they want to stamp out all fun, period, and they kick puppies for money on the side. From the looks of it, that might just be true.

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Defenders chasing us in at update, realizing what region they were in, and heading right back out

More recently, the TWPAF and EPSA raided Republic of Kekistan, which was rendered founderless several days ago after its founder was deleted by the left-wing freedom-hating commie biased moderators. This marked another major blow against meme-centric regions in a span of days. Truly, the NationStates world is at risk of losing these important cultural centers entirely, but there is hope. Join us now, and we can wipe them out even faster! (Sadly, the JTF could not be present for the jump, but we salute the occupiers in their noble efforts.)

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DankMemes before and after the occupation started

In the spirit of DankMemes, the word DankMemes has been used as many times as possible (in case you forgot what region we were talking about--it is DankMemes, by the way), and everything has been hyperlinked (for your convenience, of course). If you are not feeling the love, though, you are invited to pile into DankMemes and help the cause. We are passing out free torches and kerosene, come get some while supplies last!

The following troops participated in this operation.

Joint Task Force:
Director August (point, trigger)

The West Pacific Armed Forces:
Sec. of War Yuno Owl
Field Commander Liliarchy

Kawaii Armed Forces:
Emilia the Hero
Vandoosa

Hellenic Empire:
Strategos Autokrator Satya Romefeller

East Pacific Sovereign Army:
Stratarin

People's Red Army:
Lieutenant Romarystan

Canterlot:
Party Pony Love and Glitter
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Bhang Bhang Duc
Ambassador
 
Posts: 1615
Founded: Dec 17, 2003
Ex-Nation

Postby Bhang Bhang Duc » Thu May 04, 2017 10:43 pm

Very nice report. Makes me wish I was WA mobile so I could join the pile.
Former Delegate and Guardian of The West Pacific. TWP's Former Minister for World Assembly Affairs

The West Pacific's Official Welshman, Astronomer and Old Fart

Pierconium wrote:I see Funk as an opportunistic manipulator that utilises the means available to him to reach his goals. In other words, a nation after my own heart.

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Red Dusk
Envoy
 
Posts: 262
Founded: Jun 13, 2013
Corrupt Dictatorship

Postby Red Dusk » Thu May 04, 2017 11:19 pm

Those may be the most appropriate gifs I've seen in a raid report in months. That, or I just find them especially funny in the context. Either way, enjoy! :clap:

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Indo-Malaysia
Minister
 
Posts: 2252
Founded: Nov 07, 2014
Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby Indo-Malaysia » Fri May 05, 2017 12:10 am

One of the few times I would contemplate joining a raid.

The bit where DankMemes was overused and overhyperlinked was funny
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Anti: Historical Revisionism, Neofascism, Capitalism, Conservative Party, Ulster

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Roavin
Diplomat
 
Posts: 910
Founded: Apr 07, 2016
Left-wing Utopia

Postby Roavin » Fri May 05, 2017 1:22 am

That was a beautiful report! :)
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Warning: This nation may exhibit ambitions to coup Balder. Handle with care.

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Virabhadran
Civil Servant
 
Posts: 6
Founded: Mar 04, 2017
Ex-Nation

Postby Virabhadran » Fri May 05, 2017 4:53 am

Very well done. Lovely. :rofl:
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