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This thread is for members of Teremara to post about current and some past events through their national traditional and social media. Please do not post without permission if you are not a member of the region, and even with special permission given, it's only to post about Teremaran matters. If you are interested in joining our region, please see the link in my signature.





ASUCKI

Capital: Novaera

Leadership
Chancellor Eric Dale

Dale is a generally inoffensive and “safe” selection to the office of chancellor. He is often criticized for his inaction and refusal to take a position on important issues.

Major National Media: Asuckian Broadcasting Network, a government funded, privately run print/internet and television/radio news source intended to provide the international community with reports and analysis relating to Asucki’s politics, culture, and international relations.

Novaera Times, a private print/internet news source that reports on issues important to the citizens of Novaera, especially those relating to the private military companies that are prevalent there.

Dove News Service, a private print/internet and television/radio news source known for its strong leanings towards pacifism. They often write hit pieces and exposés about the military and private military companies.

Information/Security:
Asuckian Department of Intelligence and Security (ADIS), which handles intelligence gathering and security operations both international and domestic.





AUSTRAKIA

Capital: Vilgenna

Leadership
Chancellor Oswald Wasseleir

The Chancellor serves over the bi-cameral house of the Versammlung and the Bundeskameral

Major National Media: ABF: Austrakische Bundesfernsehen, is the major television and multi-media network for Austrakia. It is under some debate as to how much journalistic independence they have.

Information/Security
Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND) is the external intelligence agency.

Bundesministerium für Inneres (BMI) is the internal security agency.




ESPICUTA

Capital: Aquilla

Leadership

Head of State: Queen Maria IV

Head of Government: Prime Minister Alejandro Alcade.

Queen Maria IV is the tenth monarch of her house. "Her bloodline is strong and the Espicutan nobility hold her in the highest regard. Thirty-two years old, the Queen has reigned since the age of fourteen and has seen little change during her time. Though often wise and mostly well-respected, the Queen is an emotional creature and prone to bouts of drunken hedonism - a sad longing, perhaps, for the wilder teenage years the crown has taken from her." The Matriarch of the Council of Nobles (Espicuta's upper house) is Duchess Isabella de Jedora. The elected lower house of Espicuta's (limited) parliament is the Consejo Popular (people's council) which is currently dominated by the League for the Stability of Espicuta (LEE) - a coalition of the conservative and royalist parties. The Prime Minister of Espicuta is the leader of the Consejo Popular and sits on the Cortés Nationale, Espicuta's governing cabinet.

Major National Media:

The national broadcasting service is the Corporación Real (or CRT, short for Corporación Real de Televisión) which, despite it's name, operates both television and radio broadcasts and is a state-run manufacturer of these devices. Print media is still popular in Espicuta and newspapers or periodical pamphlets are run by most political parties, by the church, and by a large number of private companies (ranging from local to nationwide circulation). There is also the National Bulletin, a 4-page weekly report on major national events which is issued free to government employees and exported in large numbers to be circulated cheaply in foreign countries.

Major Espicutan media sources include: the Times of Aquilla (national print/internet news source), La Corneta (national print/internet news source), the Leórtos Guardian (national print/internet news source, known for its significant male readership and pacifist leanings), Strength and Security (national print/internet news source, known for it's right wing affiliations and frequent clashes with the government), L'atletico (national print/internet news source, primarily about sports).

Information/Security The Royal Directorate of Intelligence is responsible for internal and domestic intelligence matters and is split into two departments: the Internal Bureau and the International Bureau.




FALKASIA

Capital: Ekaterine

Leadership
Premier Vladimir Kazyenko

Vladimir Kazyenko (1980 - Present) is the Premier and current heir to the Kazyenko Dynasty. He assumed power in 2000 following the death of his father, then Premier Roman Kazyenko. Fiercely independent and pragmatic, Kazyenko is widely and wildly popular as both a leader and charismatic personality in Falkasia. Whether this holds true outside of Falkasia is heavily dependent upon the state of diplomatic relations, as he is at all times loved, hated, and feared the world over.

Major National Media: EKTV, out of Ekaterine, is the major media network.

Information/Security
FSIS (Falkasian Secret Intelligence Service) - Both externally and internally focused intelligence/security organization.




FIGUERROA (Colony of Prostoreich)

Capital: Vajram

Leadership
Kaiser Frederick Wilhelm XII is the leader of the Prostoreich

Gouverneur Theodore von Caprivi is the current ruler of Figuerroa, colony of the Prostoreich.

Major National Media:

Information/Security
Kolonialer Untersuchungsdienst is the internal security agency of the Prostoreich.

Geheimdienst des Kaisers is the external intelligence agency of the Prostoreich.




GLISANDIA

Capital: Rikijdrottin

Head of State: Grand Duke Henryk Pierdcziensky.

Head of Government: Prime Minister Haake Caponjen

Henryk is a monarch in a long line of Dukes that goes back to when the Grand Duchy was part of the Yellowsian Empire. Glisandia has been independent of Yellowsia for centuries, but the traditional title remains. A reformed Parliament was established following the Northern Tavlyrian war and Yellowsian occupation to replace the puppet government installed by their Southeastern neighbors.

Leadership of the HD
Holy Father Harald Borinkrijn - leader of the Holy Domain, a fanatical evangelical Christian faction, that is in rebellion to the Grand Duchy. A former General in the Royal Glisandian General staff, Borinkrijn formed his own separate religious resistance apart from the Royalist resistance to the Yellowsian occupation. The Holy Domain was known as God’s Glisandian Army at the start of the Northern Tavlyrian War.

Major National Media: Sannleikurinn (The Truth) is the major multi-media network for the Duchy. While having a TV, radio, and print presence, it is the online version that is most popular.

Information/Security
Glisandian Security Bureau (GSB) is both the internal and external intelligence/security agency of the Grand Duchy. There are rarely any operations conducted outside the Duchy, but for some suspected operations in YSR. Most of the GSB’s operations target the Holy Domain, the fanatical Christian Glisandian rebellion attempting to overthrow the government during the current bloody civil war.




GRAGASTAVIA

Capital: Al Duhaba

Leadership
President Farouk Al-Hussein

Al-Hussein was originally appointed as provisional president by King Siegfried II to oversee the establishment of a new government following the abolition of the monarchy. Al-Hussein and his United Nationalist Front won a landslide victory in the subsequent election. Assuming office in 2020, his presidency pursues policies intended to stabilize the national economy, rebuild infrastructure in the wake of the recent civil war, reduce corruption in the civil service, and soothe tensions with the newly-independent South Gragastavia.


Major National Media:

Al-Duhaba Press is Gragastavia's longest-running news network, first established as the Al-Duhaba Royal Dispatch in 1844 under a royal charter. State-owned and state-funded, Al-Duhaba Press is Gragastavia's premier public news network, covering all manner of topics ranging from sports to politics to business. Print publications are overseen by Al-Duhaba Press, while radio and television programs are managed by the corporation's subsidiary, Al-Duhaba Broadcasting.

Information/Security: GRITS

The Gragastavian Republic Intelligence Transmission Service (GRITS) is the leading Gragastavian intelligence agency responsible for both domestic and foreign affairs. In addition to foreign intelligence collection and covert operations, the GRITS also operates within Gragastavia's borders primarily in counterterrorist and security capacities. Some critics allege that the GRITS holds significant influence in directing policy and legislation, though these allegations are staunchly denied by agency spokesmen.

The Gragastavian State Security Commission (GSSC) is principal law enforcement agency of the Gragastavian federal government. Tasked with domestic security and intelligence, their purview extends to criminal investigations and counterterrorism with some responsibilities in intelligence gathering.




GREATER ORCADIA

Capital: Edinburgh

Leadership

Head of State: King William V

Prime Minister Ian Gordon

Major National Media: Orcadian Broadcasting service (4 FM + DAB radio stations national - various city and regional FM + DAB stations, 2 DAB only radio stations, 4 DTV stations)
8 Independent TV outlets with various channels ranging from childrens TV, music, documentaries and beyond.
There are over 100 independent radio stations on AM, FM and LW wavebands in Orcadia.

There are various newspapers, all independent from government funding or control.

Information/Security




JUMNIA

Capital Whiterun

Leadership President Gregor Fredriksen

The Republic of Jumnia is a Constitutional Republic with an executive presidency, and a bicameral parliament, with the Constitution treated to be the highest form of law within the nation. Legislation is implemented, scrapped or amended by parliament, who is staffed by Members of Parliament (MP's), who are elected into office by means of a public election, once every five years. The official name of the Parliament is "The Thing", situated in the capital of Whiterun, with the presidential office and cabinet situated nearby in the same city.

Major National Media:
Whiterun Multi Media Inc (Private)
Jumnia News Corporation (State)

Information/Security

The Jumnian Armed Forces Intelligence Corps (JAFIC) is the imbedded intelligence services of the Jumnian Armed Forces, focusing on military related intelligence gathering and counterintelligence
services.

The Domestic Intelligence Services (DIS) is the chief intelligence service, focusing on domestic intelligence gathering and counterintelligence services. It is the head service for numerous, semi autonomous domestic intelligence & relating services, for example, the Jumnian Crime Intelligence Unit and the Jumnian Counter Terror Unit, amongst others. The organization answers directly to the Ministry of State Security.

The Foreign Intelligence Services (FIS) is the sole intelligence service, focusing on foreign intelligence gathering, covert operations and foreign counter terrorist services. It answers directly to the President.





MONFORTE

Capital: Monfortinho

Leadership
Prince Andrea I - His power is absolute although he delegates his power to the Prime Minister. All sovereigns in Monforte are male by barony. He is the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces.

Prime Minister Victor Langle

Major National Media:

Information/Security
Service de Inteligencia e Seguranca. (SIS)




NEU ENGOLLON

Capital: Geneva

Leadership

Head of State: Confederacy President Jean Kriegman (Head of Federal Assembly)

Head of Government: Federal Council President Brigitte Garavano

The Federal Council is led by the President and is democratically elected by both the people and the Federal Assembly of the Confederacy.

Major National Media: NETV is a major television and radio network with several channels dedicated to many aspects of society like Current events, sports, art, and lifestyle and a strong online presence.

Geneva Gardel is the major newspaper for the Confederacy, with Burgunden Tagevista being the second most widely read. The Gardel is a bit more internationally regarded.

Information/Security
Neu Engollian Security Agency (NESA) - Externally focused, but does assist Pine Park and MI. By far the largest intelligence/security organization in the Confederacy.

Criminal Investigative Division (CID) de le Gendarmerie National - Commonly known as Pine Park, for the headquarters estate of the National Gendarmes outside Geneva where they are based. Pine Park handles all major crimes, internal security concerns, counter-terrorism and counter-intelligence matters inside the borders of the Confederacy, but does defer to NESA on some matters.

Neu Engollon Defense Militia Intelligence (NEDMI) - Usually shortened to just MI. All military intelligence and security matters are handled by MI.




OSATANA

Capital Lisryan

Leadership: Taoiseach Colm Kilduff.

Major National Media: Osatanian National Broadcaster (ONB) is the primary state-run new network.
Dozens of regional independent newspapers and media companies exist, however.

Information/Security: The State External Affairs Division (SEAD) is responsible for external security and falls under the military.
The Domestic Security Branch (SSB) handles internal security.




QASIFYA

Capital: Jamfar

Leadership
President Jalmani Amranadien - Has little power outside the capital, despite attempts by the region to stabilize the nation. Warlords of various allegiances hold territory and control factions all across the nation. The government was further weakened by Gaul punitive measures to successfully break the ties between the QLA and the central government. The government is now firmly in the pocket of Madurinite powers.

Leadership of the QLA
After other leaders were killed by the Coalition during the War or infaction fighting, Kasim Salhi Matibal has risen to the top as the main leader of the Qasifyan Liberation Army. There are more extremist factions of the QLA not under his control, and only a handful of warlords openly support him, but he is the widely accepted face of the QLA.

Major National Media:

Information/Security
There is no intact national security agency, but the QLA maintains strong contacts throughout the region. The central government gets some intelligence support from Gaul and other benefactors.




REINO DO BRAZIL

Capital: New Frontier

Leadership
Head of State: King João I

Head of Government: Prime Minister Bernardo Ahrenz de Mattos

Reino do Brazil is a constitutional monarchy where the King has very little power except if the country is in a State of Emergency. The King is the Commander in Chief of the armed forces (Honorific). The Prime Minister holds executive power.

Major National Media: Publiconline.rb is a cyber publication for major news in Reino do Brazil.

Information/Security
Policia International em Defesa do Estado (PIDE) are the Royal Brazilian secret police serving both internally and externally.




ROMAN FEDERATION OF STATES (Also called the Roman Free States)

Capital: Roma

Leadership
Praesidens (President): Heronimus Quartinus

The Praesidens for the RFS is selected from the majority party in the Senatus and then confirmed by popular election. The Praesidens serves for 5 year terms. There has not been a monarch in power in the RFS for 77 years.

Major National Media:

NV: Nuntium Visum, is the major TV network for the RFS, with programming in both Latin and Romanic Italian. SR: Stato di Roma, is the next largest network.

La Repubblica Roma is the major Romanic Italian daily, with Nuntius (owned by NV) being the Latin daily. Both have internet versions. There are dozens of other papers and news magazines in both Latin and Italian and the press has few limits on expression.

Information/Security
Pertempto Circlus (PC) The external intelligence agency of the Federation.

Securitatis Ordinato (SO) - The internal security group for the RFS.




SAN ROSITO

Capital: Puerto Cristal

Consejo de Seguridad y Gobernanza [Council of Security & Governance] ("The Junta") Leadership
General Gabriel Pedro Elizondo: Commandant of the ERSR (Ejercito de Republic de San Rosito - the Army), and the senior Council leader.

Admiral Jose Monsalve: Commandant of La Marine de Guerra (the Navy) and the second in command of the junta. Like General Elizondo, he has never left the Republic since they threw out the civilian government and took control. They send General Arenas or General Guarjeto abroad if necessary.

General Juan Garcia Arenas: Commandant of Las Fuerzas Aéreas (the Air Force)

General Daniel Guarjeto: Commandant of the Policía Federales; the National Gendarmerie. Often shortened to the PF. He is the most junior leader of the Council.

Leadership of the Cartels
Diego Humberto Abramiento: Head of the Rafindo cartel, the biggest cartel in San Rosito. He will do absolutely anything to maintain power. He is well aware of Sendes’ machinations to end him.
Territory: Northern mountains to the Reino do Brazil border, including Rafindo and Xolipatl.

Enrique Garza Sendes: Head of the Puerto Cristal cartel, the 2nd biggest Cartel in San Rosito. To his regret, he must be a subordinate partner to Abramiento, due to the Rafindo cartel holding most of the fields and production. The moment he has the best chance of eliminating Abramiento, but not cutting off production of the narcotics, he’ll take it.
Territory: Southern coast, including Puerto Cristal, Estavida and Nueva Vista.

Pepe Vargas Lanzaro: Head of the Luzagrada cartel, the 3rd biggest cartel in San Rosito. He is happy to play Abramiento and Sendes off each other to maneuver for power.
Territory: Eastern coast, including Luzagrada and Ezermia.

Major National Media: MSR: Medios de San Rosito, is the major radio and television network for the Republic.

Horizontes de Verdad is the major national online media with Spanish and English editions. There was once a print version, but they have gone completely digital in the last 10 years.
Puerto Cristal Visión is the major print daily, with an online edition, but there are several others in regional cities.

The Council heavily censors the media, especially cracking down on coverage of any cartel violence or government corruption and connections between the two.

Information/Security
Oficina de Informacion de la República (OIR) is the foreign focused intelligence agency.

Oficina de Seguridad de la República (OSR) Is the domestic security bureau.




SKARTOK

Capital: Bahqi's Crossing

Leadership

Head of State: Steward Pardaj bin Sherazi

Head of Government: Governor-General Farid Yusuf Al-Duhabi

A figure known as the Steward serves as Skartok's head of state. Appointed by the Convocation of Patriarchs—the seminannual conference of the highest ranking officials in the Polatilian faith—the Steward retains their position until death, resignation, or dismissal. Though Stewards renounce their name and worldly titles prior to their ascension to the office, the current Steward was Pardaj bin Sherazi and served as the Patriarch of Maqhab before his appointment. The Steward provides spiritual leadership to the people of Skartok and acts on behalf of the Convocation when they are not in session. While the position retains veto power over any act of the lower government, the current Steward has never invoked this authority.

Farid Yusuf Al-Duhabi serves as the Governor-General of Skartok. Selected by the Divine Assembly and approved by the Steward, the Governor-General heads a cabinet of ministers tasked with executing government policy. Formerly the abbot of a monastery, Al-Duhabi rose through the ranks of the Assembly and became one of the nation's most respected scholars.

Major National Media: The Skartokian Broadcast and Print News Commission publishes news and entertainment under any of its affiliated labels. Chief among these are the Ravensfield Star-Herald, which focuses on popular culture and lifestyle topics, and Ascension, which reports on political and religious affairs.

Information/Security

The Devoted are a special order of monks that fulfill the role of Skartok's intelligence service. They oversee foreign and domestic intelligence, covert operations, and have limited law enforcement power to investigate and prosecute violations of scriptural law.

The Office of Divine Law and Justice operates as Skartok's primary law enforcement agency, concerned with criminal investigations and domestic security.




SOUTH GRAGASTAVIA

Capital Mahadid

Leadership

Head of State: Grand Mufti Harun Halabi

Premier Muhammad Ali bin Abdul Al-Thuwairi

The most senior religious and political leader in the Islamic Republic of South Gragastavia, Halabi wields supreme power over all actions taken and laws passed by the secular government. Working in association with the Council of Experts, the Grand Mufti ensures that all governmental actions are consistent with Islamic law.

Al-Thuwairi is responsible for implementing the decisions made by the South Gragastavian Parliament. After a contentious vetting process by the Council of Experts due to his purported imperialist sympathies, Al-Thuwairi assumed both the premiership and the leadership of his party, pushing an agenda of economic growth and fealty to God.

Yathrun ibn Khaldun: Commanding General of South Gragastavian Army.
Formerly Commander of Liberationist Forces, which then became the new South Gragastavian Army

Major National Media: The Observer is South Gragastavia's state-owned news platform. With primary focus on radio and print distribution, The Observer focuses mostly on political news viewed through a religious lens, though other topics see some coverage as well.

Information/Security: The Revolutionary Guard Special Intelligence Division directs the foreign and domestic intelligence operations for the government of South Gragastavia. Reporting directly to the Grand Mufti, their jurisdiction extends to all manner of security interests including, but not limited to, counterintelligence, counterterrorism, covert operations, surveillance, and espionage.

The Domestic Security and Investigation Administration (DSIA) is responsible for domestic law enforcement and ensuring security against internal threats.




TARANIMA

Capital Cour d"Elisa (dependent on regnant sovereign)

Leadership:

Head of State: Grand Prince Sergiu Silvia d'Elisa

(Succession is through election with the favored candidates as of early 2022 are Duchess Elisabet Cochestru din Taranar, Archcountess Rosa Kosma d'Elisa, and Duke Leo Popescu din Vestolor)

Head of Government: Prime Minister Natalia Alexandru Văduva

Major National Media: Taranima News Agency (State Media Company, several independent Ducal TNA Offices), 4 Independent Television Outlets, Internet is run at the Ducal level though with a unified URL tag, .tna. 12 legally recognized radio outlets, with several hundred more extralegal "pirate" radio stations, print media is largely independent and run at the local level though TNA funded "Natiunea" is the main print media outlet.

Information/Security: External Security is provided by the Ministry of State Security. Since the Rose Revolution it has technically been illegal for StateSec to police Taraniman citizens, and as a result, internal security is provided by the Ministry of Justice and the Royal Guard.




TERRE DES GAULES (GAUL)

Capital: Paritte

Leadership
Président de la République: Michel Trevalle

Governor of Marveille - Adilene Pétime, was the first non-white, native governor appointed by the Bureau des Territoires for Marveille. She took over after the previous Governor and Lieutenant Governor were assassinated by a QLA bombing.

Governor of Dachine - Ricard Tho Lim. As unrest grows in Dachine, Lim is as unpopular in the territory as Pétime is popular in Marveille.

Major National Media: GTN: Gauloise Télévision Nationale, is the main TV network that gets some state funding. There are other minor networks, mostly streaming and cable.

Le Monde Gauloise is the major print daily, with editions that come out in every major Gaulic city, and an online edition. The main national edition is out of Paritte. Several news magazines are also popular. But most media is online in Gaul now.

Information/Security
Bureau Générale de la Sécurité Extérieure (BGSE) - Externally focused intelligence agency.

Bureau Générale de la Sécurité Intérieur (BGSI) - Internally focused security agency within the Republic’s borders.

Bureau des Territoires (BT) - In charge of administration and internal security in the territories and colonies.




YELLOW STAR REPUBLIC (YSR)

Capital: Arkjelstad

Leadership

Director General Gerta Hildgursdottir

Hildgursdottir (2014-Current) was the current Director of the RLO when she masterminded a coup to take power mid-Northern Tavlyrian War. The former leader was Premier Arno Torgesson, head of the Politburo. All the members of the Politburo were subsequently imprisoned, tried and executed, if they didn’t perish in prison, in the months following the successful coup. The Socialist Party of the YSR was reorganized with the RLO in charge of most affairs. The Director General is now the absolute leader and answers to no one.
Major National Media:

Yelskja Net Fólksins (YNF) is the major state sponsored television and radio network and the only one allowed in the Republic. YNF has several stations and channels.

Jumnian, Glisandian, and Falkasian media are outlawed and people can be reported and arrested for tuning in to foreign networks.

Heiður (Honor) is the major state print and online publication, along with Vikublað Verkamanna (Worker’s Weekly) they have the widest distribution in the Republic.

Information/Security
Republic Leyndarmál Öryggi (RLO) - Both externally and internally focused intelligence and state security organization. Their control over the Republic and government is almost total.

They rule from the infamous Teningur building in central Arkjelstad, with floors dedicated for every aspect of government and society. Director General Hildgursdottir has an office at the top penthouse level, but for security reasons, she isn’t often there.

The sub-surface levels of the Teningur are the dreaded security detention area. Most citizens and foreigners that fall within the grip of the RLO and end up there, don’t make it back out alive.




USG SECURITY CORPORATION

Leadership
General Pieter Van Aardel - There is only always one General in this corporate, non-national organization that pulls veteran military recruits from all over the world to serve in its ranks. The serving commandant Generals of the Uli-Schwyz Regiments throughout the centuries have predominantly come from the famous Tell family, who helped found the mercenary group in the 15th century. However, Pieter Van Aardel is a plucky, veteran South African who has been with the USGSC for many years after starting his career in the SADF. He has achieved a historic mark by being the first Non-Neu Engollian General appointed in the centuries long history of the organization. As part of General Nelson Tell's bargain with the Board as he was being forced into retirement, he was allowed to choose his successor. Van Aardel, his second in command and best friend was a logical choice.

The Board of the USGSC - Not much is known about the members of the Board, but that they mostly hail from the Business and Industry sectors of Neu Engollon. Quite a few are likely of the ancestral Tell family, but not all, and some may not even be Neu Engollian citizens. The Board was formed in the 1970's when there was a fear that the Uli-Schwyz might become insolvent/bankrupt. The Board quickly redirected power from the Generals in order to be the ruling body over the organization with final say in all matters. Whoever is the current General still has discretion when it comes to strictly military matters on contracts.

Information/Security
The Intexa, as well as serving as the logistical/support organization for the USG, also runs their own intelligence network. While the USG tries to limit activity within the region, the Intexa is actually very active throughout the region on all continents. Besides serving the USG organization, they hire out to clients willing to pay top dollar for the quality information they gather around the globe from their vast multi-national network of agents.
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Postby Reino do Brazil » Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:15 pm

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At 16.58 on this day of the 10th of November of 2018, the Most Excellent Royal Highness the Prince Alberto was born. The Prince is the heir to the throne of Reino do Brazil and receives the rightful titles of Duke of Frontier, Lord of the Amazons, Earl of Beja and Baron of Balaia. Long live the Prince!
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Postby Neu Engollon » Sun Nov 11, 2018 3:36 pm

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The Royal Family of Reino Do Brazil,

On behalf of the citizenry and the Government of the Confederacy of Neu Engollon, we congratulate you on the birth of the new Prince Alberto and we wish you the best and look forward to continued excellent relations with the Royal family of the Kingdom of Brazil, as well as between the people of Brazil and Neu Engollon. We hope to be able to attend the Christening of Prince Alberto and our next visit to continue to strengthen relations between our two nations. We wish the world to Alberto and join in the joy of the Brazilian people in welcoming their new regent to the Kingdom.

Please enjoy our gift of blankets, toys and books for the young Prince, and our gift of a selection of Burgunden Breus, ciders and beverages for the adults in the family.

Most Sincerely,

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Postby Reino do Brazil » Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:42 pm

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From Sancha Trindade, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Reino do Brazil

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Of behalf of Their Majesties King John and Queen Susana as well as the whole country I would like to thank you for your kind wishes and gifts regarding the birth of Prince Alberto. Reino do Brazil is a true friend of Neu Engolon and has been throughout the centuries and identifies in the same values of freedom and democracy. We wish good health to Madam Garavano and yourself.

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Postby Glisandia » Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:47 pm

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10 November 2018




To the Royal Family and the people of Reino Do Brazil;
To Prince Alberto, Duke of Frontier, Lord of the Amazons, Earl of Beja and Baron of Balaia,

On behalf of my family, my government and my citizens, I would like to welcome Prince Alberto I into the world. We are overjoyed for you all and consider ourselves blessed to bear witness that the young Prince is now among us. We wish you all the best and hope that you will receive our gifts that we have sent along in tribute to both the Brazilian royal family and the wonderful people of Reino do Brazil. We consider your nation to be good friends and hope that our relationship will continue for as long as our nations are both standing. Long Live The Prince!





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Postby Falkasia » Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:07 pm

A hand-written note is delivered by courier to the Palace in New Frontier. It's seal is clearly Falkasian, although the paper is slightly yellowed with age and folded multiple times over. Clearly, whomever authored it either put a great deal of consideration into what was written or simply sealed it haphazardly without much regard.

TO: Earl of Beja and Baron of Balaia
FROM: Vladimir Kazyenko, Premier of Falkasia

My sincerest congratulations on the birth of your child. I'm not very well-versed in the traditional gifts to be given to children, so please accept the including savings bonds. They're tied to the National Bank of Falkasia, and are similar to the gifts my own late father received at my birth many years ago. Unfortunately for me, they were burned in a fire in 1989, so they were never able to serve me. However, consider this a warning to use a fireproof safe. Paper burns, rather fast, apparently. Just like an child who grows up quickly. Please cherish the moments you have while he is young. They do not last forever, despite the memories.

Melancholy aside, it is a very joyous occasion!

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Postby Reino do Brazil » Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:46 am

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From Sancha Trindade, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Reino do Brazil

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On behalf of Their Majesties King John and Queen Susana, the Government of Reino do Brazil would like to thank all the nations that expressed joy for the birth of Prince Alberto, The Heir-Apparent to the throne of The United Kingdom of Reino do Brazil. Our People feels amongst friends and the Royal birth is an excellent occasion to celebrate that friendship and to continue working hard to a ever more coherent community.

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CASUALTY REPORT - 11/11/18-17/11/18


This list was originally published in the Ministry of Defense Weekly Dispatch and is republished here with permission of the Ministry of Defense Press Office. For inquiries, contact Abdul-Hamid Al-Assad at ahalassad@mod.press.grg

2ND INFANTRY REGIMENT
Al-Adhal, Habib; PVT - KIA
Ahmed, Yakub; PVT - KIA
Amir, Tayyib; LCPL - KIA
Bahri, Khalid; PVT - KIA
Al-Bishi, Hani; PVT - WIA
Farid, Mahmoud; PVT - KIA
Al-Habibi, Hassan; CPL - KIA
Al-Jabar; Abdul; PVT - KIA
Al-Jazari, Hamal; PVT - WIA
Mustafa, Harun; SLT - KIA
Zirwan; Karim; PVT - KIA
1 casualty unidentifiable

7TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
Abidi, Muhammad; SGT - WIA

29TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
Al-Amuli, Bashir; PVT - WIA
Benayoun, Ibrahim; CPT - WIA
Faisal, Hassan; CPL - KIA
Damji, Nasim; PVT - KIA
Al-Habibi, Abdul; PVT - KIA
Al-Hashem, Muhammad; PVT - KIA
Labib, Hussein; PVT - KIA

48TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
Ibn Ghazzawi, Muhammad; PVT - KIA
Al-Hamdan, Hassan; CPL - KIA
Al-Lateef, Rahim; PVT - KIA
Marwan, Muhammad; FSGT - KIA
Al-Kandari, Osman; PVT - KIA
Nadhi, Yousef; PVT - KIA

16TH ARMORED
Azim, Anwar; SGT - WIA
Chakroun, Faris; PVT - WIA

9TH AIR WING
Ibn Dajani, Ghassem; CPT - WIA
Darwish, Muhammad; SSGT - WIA
Nasrallah, Hakim; FLT - KIA
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The Parliament of Reino do Brazil has approved by majority of three quarters of the House the Gender Equality Act. The Act defines that all public services and companies will have to employ at least 30% of female work force. It became unlawful to apply different remunerations based on the same job for male and female employees. This act also contemplates the right for paternity leave in both public and private entreprises.

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Prince Alberto accompanied by the Minister of the Economy Teresa Milheiro has started a three day visit to the depressed Colony of Beloura. The Prince and the Minister were received in the Castle of Leiria by the First Minister Mário Barradas to discuss the economic development of the territory. Mrs. Milheiro has stressed that it is not expected for the Colony to receive funds from the central government and that Beloura dispose of the resources to develop itself. She was probably referring to the recent findings of Gold, Silver and aluminium. Tonight there will be a dinner offered by Prince Alberto at the Castle of Leiria.

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The Parliament of Reino do Brazil has approved by a majority of 155 mp(s) against 150 mp(s), the Transgender Act. In accordance with the constitutional citizens rights, every citizen aged 16 years old until 18 years old and in accordance with their legitimate legal representatives, can change its gender in the National Citizen Card and proceed for a sex change surgery. The same rights apply for citizens aged 18 years old and over.

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The New Era of the Teremaran Security Organization




Par Phillipe Jeraine, Marie-Louise D’Arvon, and Paul-Luc Flemar


Paritte -

After several closed door sessions between defense ministers in the region in various capitals including Geneva, Roma, and the most recent one in Paritte, Defense Minister Alain Malarde held a public press conference today with other allied Ministers in attendance, revealing what many sources and experts had been hinting at for months. Malarde announced that the Western Madurin Treaty Alliance would be expanded and rebranded to include other powers in the region. The new name of the alliance would be the TSO (OST) or Teremaran Security Organization, and would include nations beyond the traditional Western half of the Madurin continent.

The WMTA already had alliances and agreements with nations like Reino do Brazil and Glisandia, but nothing formally tying all the nations with intertwined alliances into one unifying organization with a unified force structure. Malarde described how this new organization would be stronger with the additional member nations, that the force projection would be better able to handle incidents across the region, and outside it, and it would be more inclusive to regional security.
He also cited past cooperation that went beyond the scope of the WMTA involving coalitions of peacekeeping forces that handled the Northern Tavlyrian War and Qasifyan interventions.

Noticeable in their absence in the last few meetings were any officials from the Yellow Star Republic, Falkasia, Gragastavia, Qasifya, Austrakia, and San Rosito.

While Neu Engollon is firmly back to being an observer in the alliance and not a full member, they have vowed that they “cannot peacefully coexist in an organization with the Bundesrepublik” (Austrakia).
Regardless of larger regional alliances, Gaul sees Neu Engollon as one of its closest allies, so it is unlikely they would include authoritarian, isolated Austrakia at the risk of shunning the economic and technological power of the Confederacy.

Qasifya still has no strong central government to speak of and it is doubtful that even if they could cobble together a coherent regime in the next couple years with power over the warlords, that they would pledge to an organization that was brokered by its former hated colonizer.

San Rosito is one of the top regional pariahs due to the drug cartels that seem to have all the power in that Republic, not to mention an ineffectual military junta unable and unwilling to rein them in. It is likely that the TSO would finally resign to using force to clean up the small narcotics exporting Latin Republic. Such a move would replace the allied intervention force already attempting such operations under the leadership provided by Reino Do Brazil and Gaul. It is highly unlikely San Rosito would be considered as a potential member of the TSO until the cartels and the crimes they perpetrate were dealt with and a regime change occurs.

One noted non-Madurin nation with official representation at the conferences was the Grand Duchy of Glisandia, which has enjoyed a comfortable alliance with Gaul since the Republic led a coalition that helped push out the invading forces of the Yellow Star Republic and the socialist puppet state they installed during their occupation. While the other coalition partners withdrew after the Frardjol Treaty ending the Northern Tavlyrian War in 2015, Gaul continued to maintain assets and advisers in the Duchy in order to aid the monarchy in its fight against the Holy Domain, the fanatical Christian group that rose up during the occupation and is still attempting to overthrow the Royal Government in Rikijdrottin.
It’s likely that Gaul would advocate for more TSO assets in Glisandia and that a large TSO base in that nation would be a key factor in any future conflict with Eastern Tavlyrian powers.

Speaking of those suspiciously unnamed nations, Malarde re-affirmed that the security organization was still dedicated to “putting in check Eastern Tavlyrian aggression in the world.” That description could describe the Yellow Star Republic, Falkasia, and, or as well as, Gragastavia. None of these nations were mentioned directly by name by Malarde or any of the other Teremaran government officials present, but their absence and lack of mention were quite glaring to several analysts.

We contacted a Falkasian official in Ekaterine who chose to remain anonymous. They had this to say about the TSO:
“If their aim is to intimidate us by building a coalition of ragtags, they're [The TSO] doing a pretty lackluster job of it."

Malarde has continued to be the voice of both the Gaulic government in defense matters, and the new security organization. Meanwhile, President of the Gaul Republic, Michel Trevalle, has yet to make a public comment about the TSO, although one is expected soon.

Malarde went on to declare:
“This is not an exclusive organization. We are open to more Teremaran nations taking on the responsibility of guarding the region. When the organization finds more nations capable of taking on that responsibility, we will be happy to take them into the fold pending certain agreements. All nations have the ability to change their outlook and their relationship to the rest of the region. We look forward to when every nation in Teremara can be harmonious and share the same goals and ideals. ”

This has further solidified sentiment of critics both in the Republic and without that this is more than just a mere regional security organization. It is seen as a blatant attempt by Gaul to ‘Gaulicize’ the rest of the region and get them into step with its geopolitical strategy which puts Gaul as the leading superpower in the region. Critics also point out that Gaul might use their influence to get the TSO involved in intervening in neighboring Wishtonia, where socialist aggression in the Cardwith Islands (a key ally of Falkasia) and Jaragupta threaten Gaulic territory and assets in that region.

As of yet, the new charter for the TSO and the agreements that Malarde referred to have not been released to the public. A force reorganization and a formal signing of the new charter by the leaders of the member nations are the next steps to bring the new alliance into full reality. It is probable that some of these negotiations will take place at the upcoming regional security summit in Arkyatan, but that the charter will be signed and official organizational paperwork will be filled out in one of the member nations' capitals.

Reporting by Phillipe Jeraine in Paritte, Marie-Louise D’Arvon in New Frontier, and Paul-Luc Flemar in Marveille
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* The following articles are from the archives of the Sannleikurinn (English Edition) from the height of the Civil War that followed on the heels of the Northern Tavlyrian War and the Enemy Occupation (2012-2015).





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Bogmaðurhof Destroyed by GGA





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Bogmaðurhof before the Northern Tavlyrian War.



By Svenar Korolowski

On Friday, GGA (Guðs Glisje Aher - God’s Glisandian Army) forces, or the Holy Domain, as they have now proclaimed themselves, captured Bogmaðurhof, an ancient Norse temple with a shrine to Odin, and destroyed the historic site just days after they captured the 2nd largest port and 4th largest city in Glisandia, nearby Hjamokjim. The loss of this major port on Lake Agloza has already reverberated throughout the Grand Duchy as refugees stream north and east to escape certain death and torture from advancing Thrandee and regular HD forces. To add to the loss of territory and infrastructure, the terrorists have now taken to wiping out our history.
Norse worshippers across Glisandia are devastated as more sites and relics considered vital to the religion and culture fall into the hands of Thrandee fighters under the so-called ‘Holy Father’ Borinkrijn and are torched or blown up by special Inquisition crews of the GGA.

The Evangelical Christian fanatics have sworn to wipe out every vestige of blasphemous religions that do not pay proper tribute to the divinity of Christ and to the Holy Father Borinkrijn. This is the fourth Norse holy site, and 7th religious site total so far to fall to Holy Domain forces. Five have been leveled, including the Church of Her Lady of Perpetual Sorrow (Catholics are also considered an abomination by the GGA), and a statue of Freya near the village of Vomandjuor. Two of the Norse sites, including Bogmaðurhof, and the Freya statue, were registered Teremaran Heritage sites. It is now a race to get to the two remaining captured religious sites before they befall the same fate.

Royal Army forces are pushing hard to recapture the port of Hjamokjim. As air support hammers Holy Domain forces, they fade back leaving mines, IEDs and firing off rockets from a distance. The Thrandee, as fanatical as they may be, don’t seem willing to face the numerically superior, better armed troops of the Grand Duchy head on, but they have been exceptional at hiding and ambushing counter-attacking friendly forces. 54 soldiers have been killed in the fighting and Royal forces have claimed approximately 300 HD fighters killed and 22 captured.
General Donjur Hankonsson had a statement about the campaign to reclaim Glisandia’s southwestern most city:

“We will continue to push out the terrorists that have brought so much misery to our nation. These thugs will not stand and fight, but rather they use any underhanded means, including kidnapping and attacking civilians, in order to deflect our efforts. We are seeing some successes, but not before the cowards are able to destroy parts of our history and with them, our souls. Rest assured that we will bring every one of them to justice sooner rather than later. We ask that all of Teremara do everything in their power to cut off both the financial flow and that of recruits to the GGA.”

There was a brief official following comment from Svanur Castle in Rikijdrottin:

“We echo the sentiments of the rest of the Grand Duchy and our Commander in Chief that this tragedy needs to end. We lament the destruction of another holy historical site of our nation and look forward to the eradication of the GGA and the eventual bringing to justice of Harald Borinkrijn.”

We will continue to bring coverage from the front.

~ SK








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12 Mar 2017


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The Path to Járnsmiðurholur





By Svenar Korolowski

I’d like to start by saying goodbye to another good friend who was also my colleague and co-worker, a victim of this senseless violence. Marten Sandjurssen, you will be missed greatly here. One of Sannleikurinn’s top correspondents who has broken many stories on this conflict. A conflict that has surpassed insurgency to full blown civil war.

Marten disappeared 5 days ago. Not while out on assignment, mind you, but from his apartment in Kajmur. He never missed a day of work, unless his health demanded, and even then, he was sure to call in well in advance. This day was different and while law enforcement didn’t seem to take heed, we knew that something was not right from the morning forward. Now, as of the deadline submittal, we have been informed that the Holy Domain has indeed claimed responsibility, and another victim. A body has yet to turn up, and it may never, but we hope for that closure.

I don’t want to preach to you, as it’s not just journalists that have to brave the daily perils of what ourGrand Duchy has become. All of you are well aware you are at risk on a daily basis of becoming the next victim of the terror machine that is the GGA, the Holy Domain, Borinkrijn’s goons, whatever you wish to refer to them as, either directly, or indirectly as a result of some wide, indiscriminate bombing, ambush or full town raid. In the case of municipal and national government officials, also assassination.

The most horrific, but certainly not the first example of such an act by the Thrandee, is the recent full destruction of the town of Járnsmiðurholur, on the Jagfrar Highway, not far from Frardjol. Every building was razed to the ground, every animal, livestock or pet, was flayed, eviscerated and spread out across the open ground, but that is not the worst of it. Every single villager - Man, woman and child that could be caught by the sick bastards were nailed up to crucifixes and lined up along the highway for two kilometers heading West. Let me state that again for those of you living in the 21st Century like me. An entire town was put to the cross.

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Crosses on hill overlooking Járnsmiðurholur after the townspeople were removed.


The horrific aftermath was first discovered by a food truck coming to bring a shipment to the town early this morning. Several other motorists were able to view the scene before the highway was shut down and authorities were able to dismantle the crosses and take away the victims to the Frardjol morgue. Some of you may have viewed some of the viral images morbidly taken by passersby before they were taken off social media. Crime scene investigators working in the town have been protected by a full battalion from the 3rd Royal Regiment.

Another whole Glisandian town again wiped off the face of our map. The remnants left to decorate the landscape in a grisly manner, being mutilated and brought almost to the point of expiration before finally being left to die in the cold hours of the night. We are left to wonder what their transgression might have been to deserve such a fate from the so-called ‘Holy Father’ and his monster ilk.

It doesn’t seem to take much to bring the wrath of the Thrandee these days. Likely, I’ve been on the list for a long time, like many of my colleagues and those in positions of power in the Grand Duchy. This is not the first time, nor will it likely be the last that such a wide scale atrocity occurs. It’s become all too commonplace for us, yet it seems to evoke barely a whisper beyond our borders.

Order is breaking down. Basic functions are being curtailed in towns further to the west and south of the capital, Rikijdrottin. Plumbers won’t come out unless exorbitant amounts are promised. Casual shopping is a thing of the past. Regular waste collection is an oxymoron. Only the brave send their young off to be schooled. Schools are big impact zones for many innocent targets collected together, after all. There’s just too many institutions that need to run for our society to remain afloat, and we don’t have enough police and soldiers to protect them all.

Somewhere out there, supposedly, there is a military and a government that is operating to save us and reverse the terror. Most of my heart knows that to be true, that they’re doing their best. I know also, as we all do, that they are suffering along with the rest of the people. Military and government connected families are in hiding or behind protective walls, when before, they were hunted. Government officials are under thick escort, when possible, back and forth from their fortified subdivisions to their offices. Soldiers loyal to the Grand Duke die daily in clashes as they attempt to seek retribution against the elusive animals that are the Thrandee, the elite of the Holy Domain terrorists.

We have to persevere, to survive as a nation. The Darkness wants to consume all before it, but we must not let it. It is up to each and every one of us to hold together against this onslaught that threatens to wipe us all from the planet. Some of us have the protection of the government walls, some of us must build our own. Some of us will continue to rage on and shed blinding light on the darkness until they finally come for us. Like me. You have my word on that. I will not go quietly in the night, just as Marten did not. Just like those of Járnsmiðurholur most certainly did not.

~SK
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08 March 2020


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The End is Nigh for the HD





By Pawel Solersson

General Hankonsson has hesitated to declare an end to hostilities against the once powerful forces of the Holy Domain, but he went a long way towards saying that it was not likely they would ever be the threat they had been and their demise was closer than ever.

The most recent campaign of the Royal Glisandian armed forces has been described as likely the final one in the years long civil war against the fanatical Christian insurgency known as the Holy Domain. Hankonsson spoke at the capital in the Ministry of Defense press briefing room:

The bulk of remaining HD forces have been isolated into a pocket in Húsavík Riki by Royal Glisandian military forces, and with the assistance of our allies’ special operations forces. This is our final push and we are confident that these terrorists will be finished as a threat to the Grand Duchy. The long nightmare should soon be over.


This comes on the heels of a successful battle at Freppmaryaskur in Húsavík, where a large HD force was decimated by air and drone attacks, artillery, and a sweep by the RGA. Most of the HD fighters seemed to be Thrandee, the dedicated ruthless and elite stormtroops of the terrorist organization.

Hundreds of enemy dead on the Freppmaryaskur battlefield showed signs of severe malnutrition and deprivation. It spoke to the fact that the Holy Domain was crumbling faster than previously assessed. Many of the southern caverns and tunnels that have been used as operational bases by the Holy Domain have been exposed, cleared out, and sealed during the past year’s government operations.

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An RGA sniper overlooks the battlefield near Freppmaryaskur.


Villages and communities that were preyed upon by the Holy Domain, manipulated into supplying them and harboring the terrorists, have been liberated and secured by Royal forces over the last couple years, denying the HD their logistical base.

In addition, tighter border controls have cut off material and manpower support to the Holy Domain from as yet, unnamed sources. While it is more evident now that the government is certain of the foreign sources for this past aid, they have never disclosed these sources to the public or made any public denunciations of foreign HD supporters.

The amount of foreign nationals in the HD ranks grew from zero in the early days of the foreign occupation and first couple post-liberation years to well over 50% in the last couple years. Some government disclosures revealed that a high concentration of these foreign volunteer fighters were Polatilian Gragastavians and Skartokians, with a lower number of Osatanians, Falkasians and Yellowsians. While there was a good amount of multinational radical Christians, the Yellowsian quotient was mostly non-religiously motivated mercenaries that abandoned the YSR’s People’s Red Army when they stopped receiving paychecks.

Two factors put a screeching halt to foreign recruitment - the first was the aforementioned tightening of borders by the military and the GSB (Glisandian Security Bureau), as well as Gaulic and Glisandian naval interdiction efforts, and the second was surely the realization by HD leadership that more foreigners equaled less support from the local Western and Southern Glisandian population, a very insular, xenophobic group long before the occupation and current terror.

Another possible death knell to the Holy Domain is the lack of visibility of their dear Holy Father himself, Harald Borinkrijn. It has been some time since his last pronouncement made its way onto social media. The lack of communication has been speculated in intel and think tank circles that he may have met his demise in the last few months. Whether from illness or suffocating in a collapsed tunnel, or some other fate his demise would be great news to many and a blow to their cause, and keeping that secret is critical to HD security. In any case, every other day that goes by without a communication from Borinkrijn is a victory.

Finally, what had been lacking before from the government side was amnesty. The recent joint decree by the Grand Duke and Prime Minister Haake Caponjen a few months back that Holy Domain fighters who surrendered could join a program to rehabilitate back into Glisandian society did far more to cut the manpower of the HD than any military campaign so far. To be clear, this offer explicitly did not extend to members of the despicable Thrandee, or to captured foreign HD fighters, who had no overt pressure, like family members held hostage, that forced them into HD ranks.

While thrandee are guaranteed a trial, they are also almost certainly guaranteed death. Execution by hanging, a capital sentence that has not been in practice since 1924, was reinstated in 2015. There is a rigorous verification process to prove a detainee was a thrandee however, utilizing corroborating testimony from both local civilians and former non-thrandee HD fighters.

Foreign HD fighters captured are being detained in facilities near Rikijdrottin. So far, the Royal courts have only released for extradition those who would face trial in their home countries. Those who are sure to receive immediate pardons, or the equivalent to a slap on the wrist, have been retained in custody to considerable diplomatic protest. PM Caponjen has remained steadfast on this point.

It should be noted that after the infamous escape attempt by Falkasian Gregor Toshenko from these facilities last year, and subsequent capture and dismemberment by an irate local mob, no more escapes have been attempted by the remaining foreign HD detainees.

Only one of Borinkrijn’s hollow miracles could save the HD at this point. Could we be celebrating an official Victory Day soon? Rikijdrottin remains vague on this question, other than General Hankonsson's pronouncement, but the fact that it could be within the year is certainly something to celebrate.

Additional reporting contributed by Torsten Kaczywicz in Qo’nos; Estrid Einarsdottir in Ekaterine; Zofia Tokesdottir in Pickett’s Crossing.

~PS
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HISTORIC PARTNERSHIP NOTHING NEW FOR SDS


By Rosen “Ross” Reffet

SCHWARTZGARTEN, GRISBENDEN, NEU ENGOLLON

At a press conference today in Schwartzgarten, Martin Trembecht, founder and CEO of Schwyz Defense Systems (Schwyz Deferung Systemas), broke the news that his company, along with NEDI, would be working with Blackstone Aviation of Port Ember on a joint project to develop a new line of helicopters for the Neu Engollian and Port Emberian militaries.

Trembecht stated:
“While, we have had joint projects in the past with many international companies that have worked with us to create some of our signature products, this is a major step in a new direction, as it will open up a whole new line of products, in an area that is not as oversaturated as was once thought.

I have always hesitated to develop something like a heavy armored, tracked vehicle, or next generation fighter aircraft, because the market is simply oversaturated with solid, quality models of such key pieces of military hardware. I thought the same was true of military attack and utility rotorcraft, but upon further research, we were wrong. There are just not a lot of quality options out there in the defense industry and we aim to change that with this new line.”

Along with Trembecht, also in attendance at the press conference were the Neu Engollian Minister of Defense, Marshal Jacques Fernand; NEDI (Neu Engollian Defense Industries) President Yves D’artolli; CEO & President of Blackstone Aviation Pty Ltd., Varrick Blackstone; and Marshal Fernand’s counterpart in Port Ember, Defense Minister Jan Breytenbach. All stood to make their own statements about the agreement.

Minister-Marshal Fernand, who announced earlier this year that he would be retiring at the end of the year, had this to say about the project:
“This will put Neu Engollon further along in our goal to strengthen our military by relying on quality defense suppliers closer to home, if not entirely domestic. We have an aging wing of rotorcraft from far overseas that are quite expensive to obtain parts to maintain, with no domestic source for parts and updated expertise. This new joint project will close that gap for both our nations…”

The Neu Engollian Defense Air Force currently relies on the UH-1Z Vipers for gunships and V-22 Ospreys as VTOL transports/ground support from a North American supplier (re-designated as the NEH-1Z Viper and NEV-22, respectively) and AS332 Super Pumas from Europe as the main utility and transport helo, re-designated as the NEH-332 Super Puma.

“Furthermore, this will strengthen our bond with our friends in Port Ember, as three of our premier defense suppliers work together to create a line of rotorcraft that will meet the needs of missions much farther into the 21st Century.”

Trembecht, D’artolli, and Blackstone all commented on what each company was bringing to the project, with NEDI developing the armoring and some ordnance, SDS providing much of the electronic systems, and Blackstone providing a lot of the mechanical, and hydraulic systems, as well as the airframes.

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BASD-1 Gunship


Blackstone revealed the prototype plans with basic schematics shown on a nearby screen:
“There will be four different series of airframes in the project, in order to serve all the rotorcraft needs of both militaries, with three of the airframes having lots of practical use for the civilian sector, excepting the BASD-1 gunship airframe, which is only applicable to the military sector, of course. The gunships will have variants depending on climate operational needs, while there will be transport, utility, naval/ASW, and a ground support variant in the BASD-2 series. The BASD-3 series will be a very large frame, capable of heavy lifting, and bulk transporting, with variants for mobile headquarters, and medical/mobile hospital models. The BASD-4 series will be small compact airframes, suitable for recon, rescue, and other civilian and military needs.”

Trembecht added later,
“It should be noted that while we may be officially announcing the commencement of production of the prototypes soon, we have been in the planning and development stages with NEDI and Blackstone Aviation for some time now on this project, greenlighted by both governments.”

This confirmed rumors of the partnership which have surfaced over the last few months.

NEDI and Schwyz Defense Systems, the two primary domestic defense suppliers to the Neu Engollian military, have had a strong partnership for some time, with NEDI supplying its expertise in ordnance, rocketry, firing, targeting and missile guidance systems to SDS products like the LIRCAS/LIRCAT planes, and Akua series UUVs.

Additionally, NEDI produces the AM-203 mobile mortar platform under license from QAR of Riysa, which partnered with SDS and NEDI on that project.
Similarly, NEDI will have a hand in producing the first domestic variants of the BASD helicopter series, with BA and SDS engineers on hand, while Blackstone handles those duties in conjunction with SDS engineer teams in Port Ember.

Fernand elaborated on the Neu Engollon Defense Force’s plans to introduce the new helos.
Eventually, the NEH-1Z Vipers, NEV-22 Ospreys, and NEH-332 Super Pumas will be cannibalized for parts as they will no longer order more, phased out due to attrition or, least likely, sold off, as BASD helicopters enter full mass production after finishing testing stages.

Asked if and when the BASD series would be available for wider international sale beyond the two partnered nations, Trembecht fielded the question, remarking:
“Almost immediately after NEDF and PESF initial orders are fulfilled, however, both governments will have a heavy hand in selecting which clients will be allowed to purchase the new aircraft, especially the BASD-1 gunship series. As Marshal Fernand mentioned, this is all dependent on rigorous testing before we can fulfill orders.”

Most testing in the Confederacy occurs around Semnoz, at secure government facilities, with test flights mostly observed over the lower half of the country.

Another dual conference is expected to happen in the Gold Coast Borough of the Port Ember Megalopolis in the next few days, with many of the same officials in attendance.
[Ed: Due to security concerns, they won’t release this exact date and time out to the public.]

***RR***


Ross Reffett is also a major contributor of content for Alpen Defense Quarterly Magazine and has been reporting on the global defense industry for nearly two decades. He calls Geneva home, but travels the globe reporting on military armaments conventions and interviewing top industry and military officers and engineers.


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****BREAKING NEWS**** - Widespread protests break out today over the detention of Safiloan citizens.


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Pictured: Protestors in Ilcharest

In an emergency session of Parliament, members of the of the Unity and Justice Party broke with the governing coalition to co-sponsor Bill AA52 with the Liberal-Conservatives, Royalists, and National Front. This bill, passed in response to terror attacks and piracy conducted by actors on behalf of Safiloa, re-activated several provisions of the National Security Act of 1938. Provisions in the bill have resulted in the detention of Safiloan nationals throughout the country. With minimal provisions prepared, many Safiloans in detention have been observed to have been held in conditions contrary to the Crime and Rehabilitation Act of 1986. This has included, in at least one instance, a Safiloan citizen being held in a detention facility for sixty hours with no sleeping provisions, toliet access, or sufficient food and water.

Protestors organized by the Sacramist Humanitarian League have taken to the streets in several cities throughout Taranima, including Ilcharest, Cutio, Constantin, Karpagrad, Belkarp, and Salviople as well as smaller demonstrations and sit ins in several other cities as well as many of the various Shires, primarily in Ausmonta, Estboche, and Taranar. The largest of these, in Ilcharest have been observed with participants in the tens of thousands, or even as many as one hundred thousand. The demonstrations have remained largely peaceful at this time however, several reports of looting and arson have been filed by police officers in and around the Maikop district. At this time, the efforts of police to contain the protest have largely been successful, with demonstrators being kept solely on the east bank of Ilcharest. Protests in other cities have largely gone without incident.

"We are we are deeply concerned at the willingness of the government to re-enact the National Security Bill, a measure that remains a sad reminder of our days as a fascist state"

We reached out to the LHS for comment. They said:

"We are deeply troubled by [Bill AA52]. The current security measures, though limited in scope, have already demonstrated the inability of law enforcement to properly care for Safiloans being detained. Many of these people we believe are innocent, and do not even deserve detention, and news of the inhumanity of detention conditions has only made matters worse. Further, we are deeply concerned at the willingness of the government to re-enact the National Security Bill, a measure that remains a sad reminder of our days as a fascist state. This is unbecoming of modern Taranima and must be resisted by every moral Taraniman. implore the rest of the governing coalition to censure the UJP over their anti-democratic actions."

National Front MP Mihaly Androvich issued a statement today in support of the bill;

"The Safiloan state has demonstrated a willingness to break the rules of the international community. We must send a strong message to them. Bill AA52 is that message, demonstrating that are willing to punish the nation for its embracing of terrorism. We must also look to our own security, as due to the activities of Safiloa, we cannot trust their nationals on our soil to be anything but a potentially dangerous Fifth Column and it is a tragic necessity that we must target them before they do any harm. Non-Safiloans have little to fear from [Bill AA52]. Those who are protesting our actions are, at best, overreacting, and at worst, and demonstrating support for international Terrorism."

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Androvich addresses journalists outside Parliament.


We have attempted to reach out to Prime Minister Văduva, and to the Royal Palace, however neither have provided comment, at this time. The LHS has promised to continue protests until Bill AA52 has been repealed, with Ilcharest police and the Gendarmerie warning that further incidents like those at the Maikop District will result in crackdowns on this protest movement. As always we will continue to cover the ongoing events as we obtain more information.

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Taraniman News Agency

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OUTRAGE OVER SAFILOA AND NO TEARS SHED FOR TOMAS SCHLEFFINGER


By Mercinda Denéux

NEUHAUSEN, ZURICH, NEU ENGOLLON

It has been several days now since the signatories of the Teremaran Trade Pact met in order to vote on sanctions on the little island nation that calls itself USCR and is often known as Safiloa, following a terrorist attack on Brazilian soil at the Happy Trout and Tuna farm by a Safiloan sanctioned group. Following ratification by the UTEC (United Teremaran Economic Conference), and subsequently the Assembly and Federal Council of the Confederacy, Neu Engollon found itself once again in conflict with its constitutional values of neutrality.

Not just Madurin, and not just the Teremaran Security Organization (TSO), but almost all of Teremara have declared solidarity with Reino do Brazil in deciding that Safiloa must suffer punitive measures for its actions in supporting terrorism against Teremaran economic interests. The actions taken are not without controversy.

Some of the most vocal groups are animal rights groups that are quite aggressive in their veganism. After all, the terrorists that struck Happy Trout stated their motive was to free the fish and strike a blow for all sentient species. This is one of the main cultural tenets of Safiloa is that all fauna species are equally sentient and deserving of not being subjected, farmed and killed for their meat.

Additionally, since many Safiloan citizens have been rounded up in several Teremaran nations and either kept in detention or ejected from Teremaran soil, protests over human rights have also been prominent, some leading to hostile clashes with local and national authorities.

Taranima, to our north, has seen some of the most vocal protests to these economic and legal sanctions towards the government and people of Safiloa. The Principality is also one of the Teremaran governments to take the harshest measures in their Safiloan sanctions. So far, most of the demonstrations have been peaceful, but in the Maikop District of Ilcharest, looting and arson was reported.

As it often does, a lot of the strife has filtered down across the border into the large Slavic and Taraniman ethnic minorities here in the Confederacy. The Taraniman consulate in Neuhausen, the city with the largest Slavic population in the Confederacy, has seen daily protests on the street outside the facility.

The other day, rotten fruit was thrown at the Taraniman consulate, coating its facade in a thick, putrid slime. The largest Slavic political group in Neu Engollon, Sloboda, has taken credit for this action.

Counter-protests have also cropped up, most notably from groups that fall under the umbrella of the religious, Teutonic extremist group that has variously called itself, God’s Confederate Army (after their idols, God’s Glisandian Army), Christ’s Freedom Front, and currently, simply, the Holy Movement - again taking a cue from the Holy Domain (formerly GGA) in Glisandia, where a lot of their extremist evangelical ideas were imported from.

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Tomas Schleffinger, Leader of the Holy Movement


Tomas Schleffinger, the charismatic and controversial leader of the Holy Movement for several years, was present yesterday in Neuhausen during a violent clash between the HM and Sloboda. As gendarmes closed in and attempted to bring order, several shots rang out leaving Schleffinger and two of his lieutenants, along with several followers, mortally wounded or dead on Vokolja Street in downtown Neuhausen. Schleffinger was later pronounced dead at St. Walowicz Hospital.

Martial Law was immediately called by Cantonal authorities for Neuhausen and the surrounding area. More gendarmes were rushed to the area on orders from both the Cantonal government in Burgunden and Pine Park headquarters in the capital, Geneva.

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Povakach celebrates the news of Schleffinger’s demise


Leaders of Sloboda, including Mirko Povakach, the public face of the Slavic rights movement in Neu Engollon, came forward to say that the group did not claim credit for Schleffinger’s murder, but would certainly not mourn his well deserved demise.
Povakach said in a press conference two hours later:

This city is our backyard. There’s no reason for such evil demons to think they can be safe from reaction by all the ordinary Slavic people who call Neuhausen home. He’s made clear his hatred for our people and culture. Every time he set foot in the heart of Slavic country in Neu Engollon, he had to know his days were numbered. Schleffinger wasn’t here to support Teremaran actions against Safiloa. He was here solely to take advantage of the chaos and strike blows against us Slavs. He got what he deserved.


Famously, in 2019, Tomas Schleffinger brought a suit that ultimately went to the Supreme Court claiming that his civil rights were violated repeatedly by Federal authorities, mainly Pine Park, who detained him and his top lieutenants during successive years of the Alpen Brew View Festival, the prominent international brew culture event that brings in the most tourism every year to the Confederacy. The Justice Minister stated that it was a matter of national security that the GCA leaders be pre-emptively detained in order to ensure the safety of international citizens visiting and to not tarnish the image of the Confederacy among their international peers. Uncovered plans for violent protests by the GCA in Burgunden were given as proof that Pine Park had operated within their jurisdiction to ensure Federal security. The Court ruled that Schleffinger was repeatedly having his rights violated by the Federal Government and for an immediate cessation of illegal arrests of the renowned bigot and his acolytes.

It would be premature to declare the Holy Movement’s days of terror of innocent citizens over, but with Schleffinger gone, the Movement is in disarray as it tries to figure out a succession and how to move forward in their operations to sow hate and division in the Confederacy.

Meanwhile, Federal authorities continue to investigate the murders, and attempt to bring order to Neuhausen. Political opposition acts to block further mobilization of the Neu Engollon Defense Forces in support of TSO sanctions on Safiloa that they argue is in breach of the Neutrality Clause of the Constitution.

Across the Northeastern border in Austrakia, the recent unrest in Western Madurin has spilled over into that nation's Slavic community, adding to the instability caused by previous protests against the Chancellor and the government in reaction to inflation, food shortages, and austerity measures by the Bundesrepublik. It should be noted that Austrakia is one of the few nations in Teremara that has not committed to the UTEC and refuses to participate in regional sanctions against Safiloa.

** The Gardel will continue to update these articles and keep on top of the brewing situation in Teremara in reaction to events in Neuhausen, Taranima, and the region, as well as growing international reaction to Safiloa.

***MD***


Mercinda Denéux is an action reporter for NETV News 4 and also a frequent contributor to the Gardel, as well as other news publications around the Confederacy and Madurin. She is a well respected journalist and top in her field for Madurinite event analysis.
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Let it be known that we honor Marshal Jacques Fernand as he steps down from his position as Commander of the Neu Engollian Defense Forces, as well as retiring his commission as the top officer of the Neu Engollon Defense Militia. Marshal Fernand has served for 37 years as a highly decorated soldier, and for 28 of those years as a commissioned officer in the Militia. He served on the Austrak border for many tours, and this is where he earned his Distinguished Service Cross. He would go on to earn a Meritorious Service Badge, and two Golden Horns, along with the Border Defense ribbon, among many other campaign and career phase ribbons throughout his career as a Militia officer. As our Commander in Chief, Jacques Fernand oversaw Neu Engollian peacekeeping operations in Northern Tavlyria, Qasifya, and was at the helm when numerous more focused operations in rescuing Neu Engollian citizens and assets in dozens of nations all over the world. In addition, he instituted a number of rigorous combined operations training exercises, both within the NEDF, and with the NEDF cooperating with other Madurinite, Teremaran, and outer-regional international forces to strengthen our security and put out the message that the NEDF were ready to take on any threats and would not back down when it came to the defense of the Confederacy, and keeping the stability of the region on which the nation lays a foundation of diplomatic and economic ties.

We thank the Marshal for his service and wish him the best in his new endeavors as a civilian, free to pursue hobbies and spend more time with numerous grandkids and even some great-grandkids. His leadership as the NEDF Commander in Chief has brought our armed services to a level that would be unheard of in any smaller, neutral nation of our size. The Confederacy's Defense Forces are some of the most technologically adept, modern, highly trained and at the forefront of modern warfare and defense in the multiverse, and all these strides were taken under Marshal Fernand's leadership.

Stepping into his shoes is General Markus Claude Renzario, who was formerly the Commanding Officer of Military Intelligence of the NEDF. Prior to that, he was Commander of the 34th Alpen Regiment, leading them during their time in assisting the Teremaran coalition in quelling the troubles in Qasifya. General Renzario has also earned a Meritorious Service Badge, and a Golden Horn, along with several ribbons during his service. General Renzario will be promoted to the rank of Marshal when he takes over duties during the transition ceremony that gives Marshal Fernand his send off on 1 Feb 2022 at the NEDF HQ in Geneva.

We salute you, Marshal Fernand, and you leave us with a debt we may never be able to repay. Thank you, sir and best of luck from your loyal troops!


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By Ross Reffett

GENEVA, NEU ENGOLLON

A NEDF spokesperson, on behalf of Marshal Renzario, announced today that the Neu Engollon Defense Forces had secured deals with several nations' armed forces to sell off the remaining stocks of Westland Lynxs and Sea Kings, NEH(AH)-1Z Vipers, and NEH(A)-129 Mangusta helicopters, along with several variants of the NEF (JAS) 39 Gripens, as well as other aircraft models in the Air Force Reserves. It was a move that many military industry insiders have seen coming for some time, especially since the BASD series, the joint project between SDS and Blackstone Aviation entered mass production and began entering service in both the Port Emberian armed forces and NEDF. Additionally, the need to replace some of the aging multi-role and air superiority fighters of the Air Force has been apparent for the last few years.

Colonel Vernon Eisendorf of the NEDF Public Affairs Office explained:
It has become increasingly harder to get in parts from the far homelands of these manufacturers, due to their domestic issues, rising inflation, increasingly unavailable shipping methods, and just sheer distance from there to Teremara. Any closer parts suppliers to Teremara for these aircraft have long since had their supplies cleared out. Along with that, the Confederacy has decided not to invest in retooling factories to machine some of these specialized parts, when we are now manufacturing our own helicopters, and have adequate deals with aircraft manufacturers much closer, and in many cases, within Teremara.

So, while these aircraft have served the Neu Engollon Defense Forces well in peacekeeping missions in Northern Tavlyria, Qasifya, and elsewhere their time has come. Updating the electronics packages on them was no longer enough. They will continue to serve us in reserve capacity until they are phased out and shipped off, we look to continue to bring in more updated aircraft from closer allies and domestic or partnered companies that we trust implicitly to have the Confederacy's defense in mind.


Meanwhile, the NEDF Procurement bureau continues to make sure that every squadron of the NEDAF is equipped with an adequate number of the new BASD rotorcraft. Pilots and crews have been going through rushed courses to learn the intricacies of the new helicopters, or trained to train other air crews. New fighter aircraft are being purchased and others sought out from top manufacturers within Teremara, or from nearby manufacturers as opposed to distant North America and Europe.

It has also been suggested that the NEF-33 (F-29) Warriors are on their last days as it becomes increasingly difficult to come by parts for them since the UNADS consortium of manufacturers ceased production some years ago. The NEF-33 Warrior (Renamed from F-29 so as not to be confused with the Falkasian multi-role fighter of the same nomenclature) was once touted as the vanguard of the NEDAF and the fighters saw service across Tavlyria and beyond, as well as clashing with the Austrak air force over our own skies. It has become increasingly expensive for the NEDAF to maintain them and as the Defense Forces scale back, it is harder to justify their remaining in the AF stable. Due to the contracts when they were purchased, the Warriors cannot be resold to a third party, and so they will be mothballed with some becoming museum pieces.

When asked what will replace the Warriors as the new workhorse and superiority fighters of the NEDAF, Eisendorf didn't even deny their being phased out:
We are looking at some top manufacturers in Lauzanne, Nachmere, Port Ember, and some others to update the Air Force. I can't comment any more on that right now.


When asked where in the defense budget these funds to purchase the new aircraft would come from, no one in the government or the NEDF was able to give a solid answer. It's obvious that the sale of the aging aircraft being phased out of the NEDAF certainly won't entirely cover the needed budget to update the defense of the Confederacy. Citizens advocacy groups are demanding answers as tax hikes are certain in the next couple years.

***RR***


Ross Reffett is also a major contributor of content for Alpen Defense Quarterly Magazine and has been reporting on the global defense industry for nearly two decades. He calls Geneva home, but travels the globe reporting on military armaments conventions and interviewing top industry and military officers and engineers.
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The YSR Rearms. Possibly for a Second Go?





By Pawel Solersson

Sources within Universal Defense and the Falkasian government have confirmed that a major sale is imminent between the Falkasian and Yellowsian governments. Additionally, sources close to the YSR government have confirmed this major event.

It's probably not much of a secret now that the two nations have grown much closer in recent years after the close of the Northern Tavlyrian War. Many have seen the two nations as continual rivals, especially since the devastating war they fought in the 1960’s and some border clashes since that time. However, trade has continued to flow across that border and with it, greater regional ties. While no official announcement has yet to be made, there seems to be movement by the YSR into the MALET (Mutual Assistance League of Eastern Tavlyria) sphere.

A recently declassified report from the BGSE, Gaul’s main intelligence agency, has listed verified instances during political events in which the RLO and FSIS were certainly working in concert, if not directly together. For the rest of us in Tavlyria, this could be a terrifying notion considering the FSIS’s penchant for recruiting HUMINT assets for their far reaching networks and the RLO’s increased cyber warfare capabilities. This combination is extremely threatening to regional security.

It has yet to be announced, but the most recent development is a new level of military cooperation. The first indication was the announcement by the Falkasian government that they would return to the Yellow Star Republic 5 MiG-29M fighter aircraft that were flown over the border during the Northern Tavlyrian War by defecting Yellowsian pilots who didn't want to be downed by Coalition air forces, and felt they would fair better fleeing to neutral Falkasia. Two other MiG-29s, with the loss of their pilots, were downed during this mass defection, before the Falkasians were able to accurately communicate with the flight leader and confirm the defection. Three surviving pilots immediately were allowed to return to the YSR during the War, while two others elected to remain in Falkasia. Those that returned were executed by the RLO as traitors. Probably not the welcome they expected.

The second event, the details of which have been tougher to confirm, is that 54 SL-80 interceptors with upgraded packages and readied for export, were sold to the YSR by Falkasia for a very discount rate. It is no secret that Falkasia has been rapidly phasing out the SL-80, even from their reserves. The last SL-80s were produced in the 1990's, and those that are still being sold by Universal Defense are sold as trainer jets. However, in mass swarming squadrons, they could be deadly to even the most far advanced, but outnumbered, 5th and 6th generation fighters. Such was proven with basic interceptors like the Hawker-Hunters during the Indo-Pakistani wars.

Additionally, dozens of F-29s are also confirmed to be part of that same deal. The F-29 is another aircraft, although not as antiquated as the SL-80s, that is being phased out of the Falkasian air force in favor of Universal Defense's newest multi-role and air superiority fighters. And also, another aircraft that the YSR is desperate to get its hands on. With the decimation of the PRAF, or YSRAF, during the Northern Tavlyrian War by the TSO Coalition, and with a budget crunch and an unwillingness of many capitalist nations to sell modern aircraft to such an autocratic, socialist nation like the YSR, it is no wonder they are willing to settle for updated, older aircraft sold at deep discount. It was up to some debate what they would replace all the lost MiGs and Sukhois with, but now we know.

Some refurbished MiGs and Sukhois are also trickling in from their ISVC allies, but nowhere near the volume they will receive from this deal with their former foe. It is likely that once the Falkasians outfit their air force fully with newer planned models of UD aircraft, YSR will be one of their first export customers for new UD aircraft.

It is disturbing to us in Glisandia to see the YSR attempt to build back up to their former glory. We certainly have sharper memories than most when they had swarmed over a good portion of Northern Tavlyria. The YSR's attempts at asymmetrical power moves such as their recent cyber warfare attempts to shut down infrastructure in neighboring nations and others around Teremara has failed. Hence, we see them reverting to rebuilding their conventional military power as rapidly as they can. For Falkasia's part, it is evident they are working to build up a bulwark against the ever expanding Teremaran Security Organization, their main rival in regional alliances, that includes Glisandia and Jumnia, among other Tavlyrian nations.

For the rest of Teremara, this is minor news, but for Glisandia, the encroachment of MALET is very unwelcome, as we seem to be the new frontlines in the cold war between the TSO and MALET.

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Aurinnen Protests Over Military Victories in Midterms

By Dmitri Groel
The results of yesterday's midterm elections came in at 05:23 this morning. The provinces of Novaera, Eisuun, Raun, and Vinae elected acting members of the military to fill multiple seats. Elections in Novaera and Vinae were close, with candidates receiving only a few percentage of the vote more than their civilian opponents. Large protests immediately broke out in the western city-province of Aurinnen against the idea of the military holding legislative power. Smaller protests appeared at polling places and government buildings nationwide, including in provinces with successful military candidates.

Debate over the organization of the government has been present for many years, perhaps even since the writing of the original and current constitution in 1933. However, the issue now finds itself at the center of Asuckian politics. Many fear that the legislative branch's ability to select the head of the executive branch, and by extension, the head of the judicial, leaves it overly powerful. With the military securing seats in Congress for the first time in history, there are concerns that an attempt to seize power and overthrow the democratically elected government will be made using the legislative branch's power.

A majority of the protestors call for a complete rewrite of the current constitution. The Asuckian Foundation for Freedom and Democracy, a nonprofit political organization, has already provided the government with preliminary drafts of a new constitution that establishes a presidential system in place of the current parliamentary system and places more limitations on the power of the legislative branch. More moderate protestors instead suggest that an amendment be made to the current constitution that would ban those actively in the service from holding office and limit the power of the military.

ABN reporters reached out to the Asuckian Armed Forces for a statement. A spokesperson for General of the Army Daniel Freeman had this to say:
"The General has not attempted, and will never attempt, to undermine the processes of democracy that Asucki is built upon. The concerns of the people regarding this issue are understandable. The Asuckian Army will stand behind any decision that the people make electively, whether that be the introduction of a new constitution or reforms to the original. It should be noted that military members running for office did so without any kind of material or political support from the Asuckian Armed Forces or its leadership."


Regardless of the words of General Freeman's representative, it is likely that protests will continue for days to come. As of now, no other military officials have released statements to ABN broadcasters regarding the election. The government has not made any official statements concerning the possibility of constitutional reform.

Also of note in this debate is Asucki's relationship with its Teremaran neighbors. The issue of Asuckian control of Middle Water trade routes is a complex issue, but a military junta, whether a reality or merely a figment of the people's imagination, may provide an excuse for democratic Teremaran trade powers to intervene. Military advocates have historically used the issue of these trade routes as justification for greater funding and are likely to use it now as an argument against a constitutionally limited military.

The ABN will keep the international community updated on this important story as it continues to develop.
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Postby Jumnia » Sun Mar 27, 2022 2:01 am

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Interesting Revelations Made During Budget Speech.


The Minister of the Treasury for the Republic of Jumnia, Minister Hege Paulsen delivered his annual National Budget Speech for the 2022/2023 Financial Year this Wednesday at The Thing (Parliament Buildings) in the capital city of Whiterun.

Although the national budget expenditure plan has been approved by Parliament before the execution of the official National Budget Speech, the content came as a massive surprise to the public, as members of parliament (MP's) have managed to keep the contents a secret, despite the massive proposed changes, which historically meant that MP's would leak a few details to the press before the Speech.

The single biggest surprise was the unprecedented scale of the defense budget increase (11%), making it clear that the government is planning to rapidly expand, rearm and modernize the Jumnian Armed Forces.

The following segment details the National Budget Expenditure Plan for FY 2022/2033, as announced by Minister Hege Paulsen during the National Budget Speech:

Environment Expenditure Plan: 3% of total budget.

The Environment expenditure percentage has dropped again this year, with a 1% difference. This does not come as a big surprise as President Gregor Fredriksen has allowed this spending area to drop consistently since the start of his presidency in 2020.

A soundbite from the Minister's speech:
"Although the Environmental budget has dropped again, it is not a major difference in available funds. Contrary to the critics, this government does care for the environment - we are simply managing to achieve the same results, whilst using less funds."

Administration Expenditure Plan: 4% of total budget.

The Administration expenditure percentage has remained stable during the entire President Gregor Fredriksen presidency to date, remaining constant at 4%.

A soundbite from the Minister's speech:
"The Administration budget is the funds allocated used for the purposes of the smooth daily running and maintenance of the Holds and muncipalities, and government feels that the allocated budget percentage is sufficient for its purposes, despite higher inflation rates, due to the implementation roll out of new technologies and competent management structures, making it possible to achieve higher standards, with equal or less funds required."

Social Policy Expenditure Plan: 5% of total budget.

The Social Policy expenditure percentage has been reduced by 2% from the previous financial year.

Industry Expenditure Plan: 6% of total budget.

The Industry expenditure percentage has been reduced by 2%, in a move which was very surprising, as the maintenance of strong state owned enterprises and protectionalist economic measures have always been some of the Presidents strongest core tenants.

A soundbite from the Minister's speech:
"Altgough the Industry budget is lowered, it must be seen as a positive development, due to the fact that many businesses, including both the state and private sectors, have consistently displayed positive growth and stability, thus allowing the government to slowly ease support by means of business subsidies.."

Public Transport Expenditure Plan: 6% of total budget.

The Public Transport expenditure percentage has been reduced by 3%, from 9% in the previous year (and 15% the year before that). This is not surprising however, as this sector requires less funds progressively as the construction of more bullet train lines are completed.

A soundbite from the Minister's speech:
"The reduction of this segment is exciting, as more and more high speed train networks are being completed, allowing funds to be redirected to other vital areas, whilst also reaping the benefits of operating this world class technology."

Spirituality: 8% of total budget.

The Spirituality expenditure percentage has remained unchanged from the previous financial year at 8%.

Healthcare Expenditure Plan: 8% of total budget.

The Healthcare expenditure percentage has been reduced by 1%, from 9% in the previous year.

A soundbite from the Minister's speech:
"The reduction of this segment was made in line with intense research, which indicated that the public healthcare plan is maturing, as hospitals and clinics have been issued with new equipment in recent years, thus reducing the total amount of funds required."

Law & Order Expenditure Plan: 10% of total budget.

The Law & Order expenditure percentage has been increased by 1%, from 9% in the previous year (and 8% the year before that).

A soundbite from the Minister's speech:
"The Law & Order budget has been increased by 1%, in line with the broad strategy of government to enlarge and modernize the safety structures of the nation."

Welfare Expenditure Plan: 14% of total budget.

The Welfare expenditure percentage has been reduced by 3%, from 17% in the previous year. The large reduction in this sector is sure to raise many questions and concerns in the near future.

A soundbite from the Minister's speech:
"The reduction of this sector must not be seen as an indicator of government changing its approach towards a belief of policy, but rather as a general indicator of success within the nation. As the country rebuilds itself from ruins, more and more people are finding employment or starting businesses, thus withdrawing themselves from the welfare fund. This is progress!"

Education Expenditure Plan: 15% of total budget.

The Education expenditure percentage has remained unchanged from the previous financial year at 15%.

Defense Expenditure Plan: 21% of total budget.

The Defense expenditure percentage has been increased by 11%, which was the single largest increase of any sector in the history of the Republic's budget allocation. Although the sheer size of the increase does come as a surprise to the public, the increase itself is no shock, as rumors are running rampant that the Yellow Star Republic is actively undergoing a large-scale rearmament drive. This is worrisome, considering the massive damage Jumnia has taken due to the unlawful invasion during the devastating Northern Tavlyrian war, which ended a mere 6 years ago. The government of Jumnia will obviously not allow their enemies to obtain the upper hand without challenge.

A soundbite from the Minister's speech:
"The massive increase of the defense budget is seen as a vital step in ensuring the safety and sovereignty of our Republic. Numerous threats are rising on the continent, and we will not be caught by surprise as in the past. This will also bode well for the economy, as new production facilities will be opened soon. Furthermore, the allocation of the budget will need to rise annually to ensure the safety of our nation and our people."

Although not mentioned during the Minister's speech, the journalist team of Whiterun Multi Media Inc has discovered that the Jumnian Armed Forces (JAF) has signed a undisclosed armaments acquisition deal with Schwyz Defense Systems, hailing from Neu Engollon, rumored to have costed the state several billions of NationStates Dollars, only hours after the speech has been delivered.

Furthermore, a source within the government has revealed that negotiations between Jumnia and Port Ember will commence soonest, although the contents of these negotiations are still unknown.

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THE GREAT NORTHERN THREAT


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In some surprising moves to the region, the San Rositan military has begun to move more units from the 1st Division to the northern border. In addition, units from the 2nd Division have been on the move from the south. Reservists in the 3rd and 4th have received pre-mobilization alerts, but these have been issued many times in the past, and rescinded, which may very well happen here.

Air patrols have been stepped up and the air bases near the border and Rafindo have seen a lot more activity. Lastly, the remaining ships of the Middle Waters Fleet have left their home port of Nueva Vista, earlier than their planned departure for routine patrol operations.

Admiral Jose Monsalve, the second most senior leader of the Consejo de Seguridad y Gobernanza, spoke in a press conference this morning to reassure the Republic that all was well.
“We are still on friendly terms with our great neighbor to the north, The Kingdom of Brazil, but we still feel the need to take precautions. The rhetoric that has come from New Frontier recently is alarming, but we have seen it before. Many times in the past, we have been threatened with being overwhelmed by Royal Brazilian forces, nearly conquered in a couple instances. In recent times, they have encroached on our territory during several incidents, in the name of ‘anti-narcotic operations’. It is unacceptable that they do not trust us to manage our own affairs and feel they can waltz in any time they feel so moved to do so.

We have decided to be more proactive and show that we will not be intimidated this time. We have been rebuilding and expanding the military in order to better serve the security of the Republic. A territorial incursion by foreign forces will be met with an extreme amount of force.”


When questioned as to whether the recent buildup is also in regard to renewed claims of the Republic over the Anglo Commonwealth of Kenega, a former San Rositan trading port colony, Monsalve responded,
“Again, that has no basis in reality. We feel we should be able to settle the claim with the current Anglo occupiers of Kenega without resorting to violence.”

On how the crisis with Reino do Brazil would be resolved,
“Well, we will always try to discuss things in a diplomatic fashion before being rash. General (Juan Garcia) Arenas (the third most senior leader in the Council for Security & Governance) and the Foreign Minister will be traveling to New Frontier to meet with the Brazilian Prime Minister, Ahrenz de Mattos, to try to mend fences and bring things to a peaceful conclusion. There is much trade, lives and security at stake for such a misunderstanding to blow up out of control. Also, we are both full members of the Teremaran Security Organization (TSO). We should not be fighting, but standing, brothers in arms, against the enemies of the TSO who seek to destabilize Madurin, and all of Teremara. We have faith that General Arenas will represent us well in that respect.”


Finally, on other Teremaran nations getting involved,
I don’t think that our allies want to get involved in any dispute between us Southeastern Madurin nations, but they do want to help diplomatically resolve any difficulties. We have heard several offers from other TSO allies who want to mediate discussions…We shall see how the summit in New Frontier goes. We may not need further discussions or help. We are hoping for the best, but preparing for the worst possible outcome, as any secure nation should.”

- Esteban Gonzales Reporting From the Capital.
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