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2022 [OOC - NATION STATES/GEOPOLITICAL RP]

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2022 [OOC - NATION STATES/GEOPOLITICAL RP]

Postby Sao Nova Europa » Sun May 09, 2021 7:48 am

2022 - A GEOPOLITICAL RP

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The years is 2022. The world faces multiple crises; challenges to the liberal world order, rise of populism, migration, climate change, automation. Will your nation navigate through those crises and find its way to prosperity or shall it become a cautionary tale of failure and collapse?

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INTRODUCTION


2022, as the name suggests, is set in the year 2022. Players join as a nation-state and guide it towards prosperity (or decline). Point of Divergence (PoD) is 1991. For those new to RPs, PoD is the date from which things can change in the history of your nation. Everything before that point remains unchanged. But from 1991 onwards, you can change the history of your country (if you want to).

There are, however, a few exceptions. Some events that did happen and will not change:

  • Breakup of the USSR
  • 9/11 and the War on Terror
  • European Union and the Eurozone
  • Covid did not take place in this TL

RULES


As is the case with most geopolitical RPs in these forums, rules are relatively simple.

  • Each RL month will be four months in-game.
  • Be realistic in your sign-ups. No, France will not reconquer Algeria and no Germany will not be a monarchy with a Kaiser. While there is leeway to change governmental institutions, parties in power and aspects of the economy, you will not be able to fundamentally transform your nation. Examples: A France with a neoliberal economy or with President Le Pen can be accepted, if adequately explained. A France with a Bonaparte as Emperor will not be accepted. A United States in which the Electoral College has been reformed or abolished can be accepted, but a United States that is not a republic or a federation will not be accepted. Use common-sense and you should be OK.
  • This RP gives a lot of leeway to players to pursue domestic and foreign agendas of their liking. However, they must be within reason. Examples: An intervention by UK in Syria against Assad will be accepted, an intervention by Ireland in Syria will not be accepted. Germany militarizing to bolster European defense against Russia can be accepted, Germany being aggressive or threatening war against fellow EU states will not be accepted. Having Bernie Sanders as President of the United States and implementing soft left economic agenda will be accepted, having Comrade X become President of the United States and nationalizing everything will not be accepted. Again, use common-sense. You have the freedom to change the domestic and foreign policy of your country, but within reason and realism.
  • This is not an RP in which you can just invade nations left and right because you simply want more land. You need proper justification (casus belli), and even then expect some (negative) reactions. Examples: Turkey invading Syria to attack Kurds or support anti-Assad rebels will be accepted, Turkey invading Bulgaria because 'Ottoman Empire' will not be accepted. United States intervening in Myanmar to bring democracy will be accepted, United States invading Mexico to annex it will not be accepted. France intervening in a former colony to topple an Islamist or dictatorial government will be accepted, France invading Algeria to annex it will not be accepted. As OP I reserve the right to block wars if they are ridiculous.
  • No powergaming. This means that your nation will not be perfect. It will have problems and flaws. This will actually make your roleplaying experience more fun since you will have those problems to tackle.
  • I expect posts to be at least two paragraphs long (with the exception of diplomatic statements - such as condemnations of an action, replying to a diplomatic offer, etch). But generally speaking, with those exceptions aside, I expect you to put at least some effort. Last but not least, I prefer quality over quantity. I much prefer if you make one big, good post once a week than if you post a paragraph long post of bad quality every day.
  • Be polite, do not be rude and keep disputes outside the IC. Even in the OOC thread, you will have to be polite when discussing disputes. As OP, I reserve the right to tell you to stop an argument if it gets heated; if you want to continue, you can do so through telegrams. I expect the threads to be friendly to players.

SIGN UP


Fill up the application to join. You can post in the IC only if you have been accepted. Reservation last a week. You can renew them only once (except if it is a great power like Russia or the United States or China, in which case you cannot unless you can have the app ready in like a day). If you do not renew your reservation or fail again to app, then your nation will be free once again to be taken by another player.

For military numbers consult Global Firepower. That does not mean your numbers in the application need to match 100% with the numbers on Global Firepower. Maybe your nation invested more on the military (which you should explain in your history); however it should be close to those numbers.

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[box][size=150]APPLICATION[/size]
[b]NS Name:[/b]
[b]RP Name:[/b]
[b]Flag:[/b]
[b]Capital:[/b]
[b]Territory:[/b]
[b]Population:[/b]

[b]Official Language(s):[/b]
[b]Recognized Language(s):[/b]
[b]Ethnic Breakdown:[/b]
[b]Religious Breakdown:[/b]

[b]Type of Government:[/b]
[b]Head of State:[/b]
[b]Head of Government:[/b] If HoS and HoG are same person, then simply repeat their name.
[b]Legislature (the name of your national legislature):[/b]
[b]Legislative Houses (if your legislature is bicameral):[/b]
[b]Party in Power:[/b]
[b]National Issues:[/b] Mention [i]three (3)[/i] issues - domestic and foreign - that plague your nation and which you need to tackle in order to prosper.
[b]Public Goals:[/b]
[b]Private Goals:[/b]

[b]GDP (nominal):[/b]
[b]Currency:[/b]
[b]Economic System:[/b]
[b]Major Trade Partners:[/b]
[b]Major Exports:[/b]
[b]Major Imports:[/b]
[b]Defense Budget (USD):[/b]
[b]Alliance(s):[/b]

[b]Military Branches (names of official Armed Forces Branches):[/b]

[b]Active Duty:[/b]
[b]Reserve Duty:[/b]
[b]Total Manpower:[/b]

[b]Tanks:[/b]
[b]AFVs:[/b]
[b]SPA:[/b]
[b]Towed Artillery:[/b]
[b]Rocket Projectors:[/b]

[b]Fighters:[/b]
[b]Dedicated Attack:[/b]
[b]Transports:[/b]
[b]Trainers:[/b]
[b]Special Mission:[/b]
[b]Helicopters:[/b]
[b]Attack Helicopters:[/b]

[b]Aircraft Carriers:[/b]
[b]Destroyers:[/b]
[b]Frigates:[/b]
[b]Corvettes:[/b]
[b]Submarines:[/b]
[b]Patrol:[/b]
[b]Mine Warfare:[/b]

[b]Other Military Information:[/b]

[b]History:[/b]
[b]RP Example(s):[/b] If you are new and do not have an example, you can write a short (two paragraphs long) RP in your app for me to evaluate.

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[box][size=150]RESERVATION[/size]
[b]NS Name:[/b]
[b]RP Name:[/b]
[b]Territory:[/b]

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“In war, to keep the upper hand, you have to think two or three moves ahead of the enemy.”
- Char Aznable

"Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat."
- Sun Tzu

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"I’ve just bitten a snake. Never mind me, I’ve got business to look after."
- Guo Jing ‘The Brave Archer’.

“In war, to keep the upper hand, you have to think two or three moves ahead of the enemy.”
- Char Aznable

"Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat."
- Sun Tzu

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NS Name: Hopal
RP Name: The State of Israel
Territory: Israel irl with the Gaza Strip and West Bank being disputed

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A Nation in South America, comprised of indigenous tribes, immigrants, French and Portuguese settlers, and European Socialists. (To be Reviewed)
Member of the IFTC and ICDN
Representative Richard Douglas (DFL-MN-04) [Home of the Brave]
Secretary of State William Claiborne [Home of the Brave]
The Dominion of Canada [Where the Green Grass Grows]

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Postby Sao Nova Europa » Sun May 09, 2021 12:36 pm

Reservation noted. :)
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"I’ve just bitten a snake. Never mind me, I’ve got business to look after."
- Guo Jing ‘The Brave Archer’.

“In war, to keep the upper hand, you have to think two or three moves ahead of the enemy.”
- Char Aznable

"Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat."
- Sun Tzu

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Alozia
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RP Name: Silesian separatist movement
Territory: None held independently, operates mostly in the Silesian and Opole regions of Poland.

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Postby Latvijas Otra Republika » Sun May 09, 2021 12:44 pm

Alozia wrote:
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NS Name: Alozia
RP Name: Silesian separatist movement
Territory: None held independently, operates mostly in the Silesian and Opole regions of Poland.

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not the sicilians!
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NS Name: Karg
RP Name: United States of America
Territory: IRL USA

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NS Name: Nationalist Northumbria
RP Name: Northumbria
Territory: North East England

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Republic of Northumbria

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Will there be economics involved?
INT:| Teutonia and Lithuania for Ceasefire | Mali-South Saharan Ceasefire Ends as Mali Troops Cross DMZ Border / NAT:| Ravenian Adventurer Dies After Taking Arrow in the Knee, Perpetrators to be Captured | Viktor Leimstag releases more military info | Ravenia was Lewded Again | Adolph Hesse to Step Down as Head Diplomat, Elections Underway
Part of a Multiverse I started in Grade School | We still outpizza the Hut | Me writing Factbooks | Declare War? Yes/No | How we stole Ari’s blanket | Making Second F7 Movie, But Old Horror Movie Will be Stolen Used as Inspiration | My political alignment via 6triangles | Q&A | Factbooks made by me are formatted to be similar to essays, minus indentation | My other Counterpart | Nations I own:Enth Arth|Multiversal Raiders

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Postby Sao Nova Europa » Sun May 09, 2021 12:49 pm

Free Ravensburg wrote:Will there be economics involved?


You can focus on economic development, yes. However, as in other RPs on this forum, it won't be represented by hard stats of some kind. Rather you will RP the economic policies you will implement (within reasons of realism however).
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"I’ve just bitten a snake. Never mind me, I’ve got business to look after."
- Guo Jing ‘The Brave Archer’.

“In war, to keep the upper hand, you have to think two or three moves ahead of the enemy.”
- Char Aznable

"Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat."
- Sun Tzu

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Postby Sao Nova Europa » Sun May 09, 2021 12:52 pm

Alozia wrote:
RESERVATION
NS Name: Alozia
RP Name: Silesian separatist movement
Territory: None held independently, operates mostly in the Silesian and Opole regions of Poland.

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Reservation noted. :)

Have to ask though, is it a political party or activist group?

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Welcome. :)

Kargintinia wrote:
RESERVATION
NS Name: Karg
RP Name: United States of America
Territory: IRL USA

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Reservation noted. :)

Nationalist Northumbria wrote:
RESERVATION
NS Name: Nationalist Northumbria
RP Name: Northumbria
Territory: North East England

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I am willing to let you RP as an activist group or party, but I will not be allowing an independent Northumbria. I do not think there is enough support in RL to justify this nor do I think the UK would accept something like this. I am willing to let you play as UK or an independent Scotland though.
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"I’ve just bitten a snake. Never mind me, I’ve got business to look after."
- Guo Jing ‘The Brave Archer’.

“In war, to keep the upper hand, you have to think two or three moves ahead of the enemy.”
- Char Aznable

"Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat."
- Sun Tzu

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Postby Free Ravensburg » Sun May 09, 2021 12:55 pm

Sao Nova Europa wrote:
Free Ravensburg wrote:Will there be economics involved?


You can focus on economic development, yes. However, as in other RPs on this forum, it won't be represented by hard stats of some kind. Rather you will RP the economic policies you will implement (within reasons of realism however).

ok, just checking
INT:| Teutonia and Lithuania for Ceasefire | Mali-South Saharan Ceasefire Ends as Mali Troops Cross DMZ Border / NAT:| Ravenian Adventurer Dies After Taking Arrow in the Knee, Perpetrators to be Captured | Viktor Leimstag releases more military info | Ravenia was Lewded Again | Adolph Hesse to Step Down as Head Diplomat, Elections Underway
Part of a Multiverse I started in Grade School | We still outpizza the Hut | Me writing Factbooks | Declare War? Yes/No | How we stole Ari’s blanket | Making Second F7 Movie, But Old Horror Movie Will be Stolen Used as Inspiration | My political alignment via 6triangles | Q&A | Factbooks made by me are formatted to be similar to essays, minus indentation | My other Counterpart | Nations I own:Enth Arth|Multiversal Raiders

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NS Name: Nationalist Northumbria
RP Name: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Territory: Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Republic of Northumbria

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Nationalist Northumbria wrote:
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NS Name: Nationalist Northumbria
RP Name: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Territory: Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Reservation noted. :)
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"I’ve just bitten a snake. Never mind me, I’ve got business to look after."
- Guo Jing ‘The Brave Archer’.

“In war, to keep the upper hand, you have to think two or three moves ahead of the enemy.”
- Char Aznable

"Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat."
- Sun Tzu

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Postby Sao Nova Europa » Sun May 09, 2021 12:57 pm

Free Ravensburg wrote:
Sao Nova Europa wrote:
You can focus on economic development, yes. However, as in other RPs on this forum, it won't be represented by hard stats of some kind. Rather you will RP the economic policies you will implement (within reasons of realism however).

ok, just checking


No problem. In fact I would like to have players who focus on the economy too instead of just foreign policy. Feel free to app. :) :)
Signature:

"I’ve just bitten a snake. Never mind me, I’ve got business to look after."
- Guo Jing ‘The Brave Archer’.

“In war, to keep the upper hand, you have to think two or three moves ahead of the enemy.”
- Char Aznable

"Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat."
- Sun Tzu

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Postby Latvijas Otra Republika » Sun May 09, 2021 12:58 pm

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NS Name: Latvijas Otra Republika
RP Name: Federal Republic of Germany
Territory: Germany

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Postby Free Ravensburg » Sun May 09, 2021 12:59 pm

Sao Nova Europa wrote:
Free Ravensburg wrote:ok, just checking


No problem. In fact I would like to have players who focus on the economy too instead of just foreign policy. Feel free to app. :) :)

If I did, I would end up wrecking the economy accidentally.
INT:| Teutonia and Lithuania for Ceasefire | Mali-South Saharan Ceasefire Ends as Mali Troops Cross DMZ Border / NAT:| Ravenian Adventurer Dies After Taking Arrow in the Knee, Perpetrators to be Captured | Viktor Leimstag releases more military info | Ravenia was Lewded Again | Adolph Hesse to Step Down as Head Diplomat, Elections Underway
Part of a Multiverse I started in Grade School | We still outpizza the Hut | Me writing Factbooks | Declare War? Yes/No | How we stole Ari’s blanket | Making Second F7 Movie, But Old Horror Movie Will be Stolen Used as Inspiration | My political alignment via 6triangles | Q&A | Factbooks made by me are formatted to be similar to essays, minus indentation | My other Counterpart | Nations I own:Enth Arth|Multiversal Raiders

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Postby Sao Nova Europa » Sun May 09, 2021 1:02 pm

Latvijas Otra Republika wrote:
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NS Name: Latvijas Otra Republika
RP Name: Federal Republic of Germany
Territory: Germany

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Reservation noted. :)
Signature:

"I’ve just bitten a snake. Never mind me, I’ve got business to look after."
- Guo Jing ‘The Brave Archer’.

“In war, to keep the upper hand, you have to think two or three moves ahead of the enemy.”
- Char Aznable

"Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat."
- Sun Tzu

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Alozia
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Postby Alozia » Sun May 09, 2021 1:17 pm

APPLICATION
NS Name: Alozia
RP Name: Silesian Liberation Movement (Party: Swobodny Ślōnsk; Armed wing: Armijŏ Wyzwolyniŏ Ślōnskŏ)
Flag: Image
Capital: None (Base of Operations in Opole)
Territory: None (Operates in Poland, wants to take over the Silesian and Opole Voivodeships)
Population: 847,000 officially declared Silesian nationality; up to 6 million overall in Poland, Germany, Czech Republic and Slovakia

Official Language(s): Silesian
Recognized Language(s):
Ethnic Breakdown: 100% Silesian
Religious Breakdown: mostly Catholic, some Agnostic and Atheist

Type of Government: Independence Movement
Head of State: None
Head of Government: None
Legislature (the name of your national legislature): None
Legislative Houses (if your legislature is bicameral): None
Party in Power: None (official political representation by center-right Swobodny Ślōnsk party, militants mixed - ranging from far-right to left-wing)
National Issues: Independence, Polish population on Silesian lands, establishing a functional state.
Public Goals: Independence
Private Goals: Expulsion of the Polish population from Silesian Lands

GDP (nominal): Not Applicable (241 billion PLN in 2013 [Opole and Silesian regions]; approx. 80 billion Euro in 2018)
Currency: Polish Zloty (Likely to be changed upon gaining independence)
Economic System: N/A
Major Trade Partners: N/A
Major Exports: N/A
Major Imports:
Defense Budget (USD): None
Alliance(s): Various anti-Poland groups, black market arms dealers - Swobodny Ślōnsk seeks alliance with other regionalist independence parties in Europe.

Military Branches (names of official Armed Forces Branches): Armijŏ Wyzwolyniŏ Ślōnskŏ/Armia Wolnego Sląska/Army of Free Silesia (Guerilla Land Forces)

Active Duty: approx. 100-1,000
Reserve Duty: N/A
Total Manpower: up to 2,000

Tanks: None
AFVs: None
SPA: None
Towed Artillery: None
Rocket Projectors: None

Fighters: None
Dedicated Attack: None
Transports: None
Trainers: None
Special Mission: None
Helicopters: None
Attack Helicopters: None

Aircraft Carriers: None
Destroyers: None
Frigates: None
Corvettes: None
Submarines: None
Patrol: None
Mine Warfare: None

Other Military Information:

History: Following the collapse of the communist regime in 1989, the muzzle on regionalist and separatist parties was taken off. In the chaos of the 1990s, in the early days of Polish democracy various parties started their operations, including Free Silesia, a humble regionalist party seeking to break away from the Republic. Eventually, the Christian democratic party would consolidate the largely right-leaning Silesian independence movement, inspiring over 800 thousand people to declare Silesian nationality in the 2011 census.

Meanwhile, as unemployment sky-rocketed following drastic changes to the Polish economy in the early 90s, in what some described as "economic shock therapy", a number of disillusioned veterans from Silesia joined forces to form the Army of Free Silesia, a paramilitary organization aiming to provide their members with purpose through guerrilla combat. The actions of the organizations were small-scale, largely limited to sabotaging railways and car bombing governmental buildings, but they brought attention to the larger issue of Silesian independence.

In the 2021 census, 1.1 million people declared Silesian nationality and the movement is seeing growth. The 2021 parliamentary election saw 1 Silesian candidate elected to the Polish parliament.
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West Wing, White House
June 1, 2020

Washington, D.C.

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Richard stood outside the Oval Office, cigarette in hand, as the staff prepared the room for his address. He wasn't a regular smoker, but having considered the circumstances of the last two days, he asked one of the Secret Service agents to discreetly supply him with one pack and a lighter. "The President's wish is my command" is essentially the Secret Service motto, Tawney thought, which begged the question of what lengths would the agents be willing to take to fulfill his wishes. Tawney chuckled at the thought of the wide range of requests various White House residents might have made over the years, anything ranging from bubble gum to covering up extra-marital affairs.

Oh, [not-Bill]. I bet that guy made some wild requests.

Richard's thoughts quickly turned more serious. As funny as it is to imagine a party animal president, he couldn't help but feel a sense of second-hand shame for his predecessor. How could someone cheat on his wife and then have his bodyguards try to sweep the whole thing under the rug? And then lie about it so shamelessly? Being a politician meant a number of things, the ability to adjust the truth was an entry-level qualification, Tawney couldn't deny it, but that shouldn't give anyone a carte-blanche to lie about everything to everyone, especially your family.

Richard's train of thought was interrupted by his Press Secretary, a blonde haired woman a decade or two his junior. She slightly opened the door, sticking her head out not wanting to let the smoke into either the Oval or her lungs. She apologized for the interruption, before letting Tawney know that everything had been set up. Nodding in acceptance, the President put out the cigarette on a glass ashtray before handing it over to a nearby agent and entering the room.

Richard took his seat behind the desk and allowed the make up team to do their job. As he sat there, brushes and all running across his face, he hoped not to make this a habit. The constant addresses to the nation regarding a yet another tragedy weighed heavy on his conscience. For once he wanted to deliver a piece of good news. Alas, today was not the day. Reading over his remarks, Tawney couldn't help but notice the bond of understanding that tied him and his speechwriter. A lot of presidents would just delegate the task of writing words into his mouth to a group of operatives, analysts who made sure that every line was focus-groupped, hit all of the right notes according to some data. That wasn't the case here. Rick and his team actually tried to deliver honest remarks. A perk of a lame-duck presidency, perhaps.

Richard, looked at the camera for the first time, awaiting for the broadcast to go live. Once again, he would make national news. "Ain't that something?" his mother would joyously say, all those years ago when he made news for the first time as a mere congressional candidate. She was proud to watch Representative Tawney of Tennessee give long speeches on boring topics far beyond her field of expertise. Tawney was glad she passed away before his life went south, before George... No time to think about that, he thought before realizing the cruelty of such an idea passing his mind. He looked ahead once again, this time live on air.

My fellow Americans,

Earlier today, in the morning hours of June 1st, 2020, following an hours-long stand-off the agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives conducted an operation in the Northern part of the State of Georgia with the aim of capturing Bernard Porter, a fugitive from the law. Navigating the compound Mr. Porter found shelter in, the dutiful officers of law enforcement had to fight their way through every room, encountering a dozen of fanatical followers armed with all manner of weaponry trying to obstruct justice. After a series of brutal encounters, our brave public servants have located the fugitive, at which point Bernard Porter made a cowardly choice to escape justice once again, this time for eternity. Using home made explosives, not unlike the ones used by other enemies of America, Mr. Porter claimed the lives of three additional ATF agents, as well as his own. Overall, five officers of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, had their lives taken in the line of duty.

I ask you to remember the names of America's heroes: Jacob Patterson, Oszkár Lenard, Alton Adams, Rebecca Clark, Christopher Smathers. These brave men and women paid the ultimate price for the safety of our nation, for the safety of families, both theirs and ours, and for the safety of all that we hold dear. For that I salute them. But words need to be followed by actions. This is why I have decided to posthumously award these five brave individuals with the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor, the highest decoration for public safety officers in the United States. Medals and decorations will not bring our brothers, sisters, husband or wives back, but I hope that this gesture will make it clear, that the bravery of these five individuals will not be forgotten.

I would also like to take this moment to call for peace and unity. Enough blood has been spilled, be it in the fields of rural Georgia or in the streets of Kansas. At a time like this, we should remember the thing most valuable to all of us - life. As we mourn those we lost, let us cultivate their memory through good action. Through kindness, consideration and compassion. I ask you this - as America recovers from the sorrow of the last two days, make sure to spend time with your loved ones, build bridges with your neighbors and do not contribute to the chaos still present in many corners of our nation.

I would also like to invite congressional leadership to join me in remembering those no longer with us. It is my intention to hold a remembrance event here, in Washington, on Sunday, June 7th and I would be honored to have our nation's highest ranking legislators by my side.

God Bless You and God Bless The United States of America.


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Sao Nova Europa
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Postby Sao Nova Europa » Sun May 09, 2021 1:26 pm

Alozia wrote:
APPLICATION
NS Name: Alozia
RP Name: Silesian Liberation Movement (Party: Swobodny Ślōnsk; Armed wing: Armijŏ Wyzwolyniŏ Ślōnskŏ)
Flag: (Image)
Capital: None (Base of Operations in Opole)
Territory: None (Operates in Poland, wants to take over the Silesian and Opole Voivodeships)
Population: 847,000 officially declared Silesian nationality; up to 6 million overall in Poland, Germany, Czech Republic and Slovakia

Official Language(s): Silesian
Recognized Language(s):
Ethnic Breakdown: 100% Silesian
Religious Breakdown: mostly Catholic, some Agnostic and Atheist

Type of Government: Independence Movement
Head of State: None
Head of Government: None
Legislature (the name of your national legislature): None
Legislative Houses (if your legislature is bicameral): None
Party in Power: None (official political representation by center-right Swobodny Ślōnsk party, militants mixed - ranging from far-right to left-wing)
National Issues: Independence, Polish population on Silesian lands, establishing a functional state.
Public Goals: Independence
Private Goals: Expulsion of the Polish population from Silesian Lands

GDP (nominal): Not Applicable (241 billion PLN in 2013 [Opole and Silesian regions]; approx. 80 billion Euro in 2018)
Currency: Polish Zloty (Likely to be changed upon gaining independence)
Economic System: N/A
Major Trade Partners: N/A
Major Exports: N/A
Major Imports:
Defense Budget (USD): None
Alliance(s): Various anti-Poland groups, black market arms dealers - Swobodny Ślōnsk seeks alliance with other regionalist independence parties in Europe.

Military Branches (names of official Armed Forces Branches): Armijŏ Wyzwolyniŏ Ślōnskŏ/Armia Wolnego Sląska/Army of Free Silesia (Guerilla Land Forces)

Active Duty: approx. 100-1,000
Reserve Duty: N/A
Total Manpower: up to 2,000

Tanks: None
AFVs: None
SPA: None
Towed Artillery: None
Rocket Projectors: None

Fighters: None
Dedicated Attack: None
Transports: None
Trainers: None
Special Mission: None
Helicopters: None
Attack Helicopters: None

Aircraft Carriers: None
Destroyers: None
Frigates: None
Corvettes: None
Submarines: None
Patrol: None
Mine Warfare: None

Other Military Information:

History: Following the collapse of the communist regime in 1989, the muzzle on regionalist and separatist parties was taken off. In the chaos of the 1990s, in the early days of Polish democracy various parties started their operations, including Free Silesia, a humble regionalist party seeking to break away from the Republic. Eventually, the Christian democratic party would consolidate the largely right-leaning Silesian independence movement, inspiring over 800 thousand people to declare Silesian nationality in the 2011 census.

Meanwhile, as unemployment sky-rocketed following drastic changes to the Polish economy in the early 90s, in what some described as "economic shock therapy", a number of disillusioned veterans from Silesia joined forces to form the Army of Free Silesia, a paramilitary organization aiming to provide their members with purpose through guerrilla combat. The actions of the organizations were small-scale, largely limited to sabotaging railways and car bombing governmental buildings, but they brought attention to the larger issue of Silesian independence.

In the 2021 census, 1.1 million people declared Silesian nationality and the movement is seeing growth. The 2021 parliamentary election saw 1 Silesian candidate elected to the Polish parliament.
RP Example(s): [spoiler]
West Wing, White House
June 1, 2020

Washington, D.C.



Richard stood outside the Oval Office, cigarette in hand, as the staff prepared the room for his address. He wasn't a regular smoker, but having considered the circumstances of the last two days, he asked one of the Secret Service agents to discreetly supply him with one pack and a lighter. "The President's wish is my command" is essentially the Secret Service motto, Tawney thought, which begged the question of what lengths would the agents be willing to take to fulfill his wishes. Tawney chuckled at the thought of the wide range of requests various White House residents might have made over the years, anything ranging from bubble gum to covering up extra-marital affairs.

Oh, [not-Bill]. I bet that guy made some wild requests.

Richard's thoughts quickly turned more serious. As funny as it is to imagine a party animal president, he couldn't help but feel a sense of second-hand shame for his predecessor. How could someone cheat on his wife and then have his bodyguards try to sweep the whole thing under the rug? And then lie about it so shamelessly? Being a politician meant a number of things, the ability to adjust the truth was an entry-level qualification, Tawney couldn't deny it, but that shouldn't give anyone a carte-blanche to lie about everything to everyone, especially your family.

Richard's train of thought was interrupted by his Press Secretary, a blonde haired woman a decade or two his junior. She slightly opened the door, sticking her head out not wanting to let the smoke into either the Oval or her lungs. She apologized for the interruption, before letting Tawney know that everything had been set up. Nodding in acceptance, the President put out the cigarette on a glass ashtray before handing it over to a nearby agent and entering the room.

Richard took his seat behind the desk and allowed the make up team to do their job. As he sat there, brushes and all running across his face, he hoped not to make this a habit. The constant addresses to the nation regarding a yet another tragedy weighed heavy on his conscience. For once he wanted to deliver a piece of good news. Alas, today was not the day. Reading over his remarks, Tawney couldn't help but notice the bond of understanding that tied him and his speechwriter. A lot of presidents would just delegate the task of writing words into his mouth to a group of operatives, analysts who made sure that every line was focus-groupped, hit all of the right notes according to some data. That wasn't the case here. Rick and his team actually tried to deliver honest remarks. A perk of a lame-duck presidency, perhaps.

Richard, looked at the camera for the first time, awaiting for the broadcast to go live. Once again, he would make national news. "Ain't that something?" his mother would joyously say, all those years ago when he made news for the first time as a mere congressional candidate. She was proud to watch Representative Tawney of Tennessee give long speeches on boring topics far beyond her field of expertise. Tawney was glad she passed away before his life went south, before George... No time to think about that, he thought before realizing the cruelty of such an idea passing his mind. He looked ahead once again, this time live on air.

My fellow Americans,

Earlier today, in the morning hours of June 1st, 2020, following an hours-long stand-off the agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives conducted an operation in the Northern part of the State of Georgia with the aim of capturing Bernard Porter, a fugitive from the law. Navigating the compound Mr. Porter found shelter in, the dutiful officers of law enforcement had to fight their way through every room, encountering a dozen of fanatical followers armed with all manner of weaponry trying to obstruct justice. After a series of brutal encounters, our brave public servants have located the fugitive, at which point Bernard Porter made a cowardly choice to escape justice once again, this time for eternity. Using home made explosives, not unlike the ones used by other enemies of America, Mr. Porter claimed the lives of three additional ATF agents, as well as his own. Overall, five officers of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, had their lives taken in the line of duty.

I ask you to remember the names of America's heroes: Jacob Patterson, Oszkár Lenard, Alton Adams, Rebecca Clark, Christopher Smathers. These brave men and women paid the ultimate price for the safety of our nation, for the safety of families, both theirs and ours, and for the safety of all that we hold dear. For that I salute them. But words need to be followed by actions. This is why I have decided to posthumously award these five brave individuals with the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor, the highest decoration for public safety officers in the United States. Medals and decorations will not bring our brothers, sisters, husband or wives back, but I hope that this gesture will make it clear, that the bravery of these five individuals will not be forgotten.

I would also like to take this moment to call for peace and unity. Enough blood has been spilled, be it in the fields of rural Georgia or in the streets of Kansas. At a time like this, we should remember the thing most valuable to all of us - life. As we mourn those we lost, let us cultivate their memory through good action. Through kindness, consideration and compassion. I ask you this - as America recovers from the sorrow of the last two days, make sure to spend time with your loved ones, build bridges with your neighbors and do not contribute to the chaos still present in many corners of our nation.

I would also like to invite congressional leadership to join me in remembering those no longer with us. It is my intention to hold a remembrance event here, in Washington, on Sunday, June 7th and I would be honored to have our nation's highest ranking legislators by my side.

God Bless You and God Bless The United States of America.


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"I’ve just bitten a snake. Never mind me, I’ve got business to look after."
- Guo Jing ‘The Brave Archer’.

“In war, to keep the upper hand, you have to think two or three moves ahead of the enemy.”
- Char Aznable

"Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat."
- Sun Tzu

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Founded: Apr 20, 2019
Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby Sao Nova Europa » Sun May 09, 2021 2:16 pm

APPLICATION
NS Name: Sao Nova Europa
RP Name: Federal Republic of Kyrgyzstan
Flag:

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Capital: Bishkek
Territory: Kyrgyzstan
Population: 6,586,600

Official Language(s): Kyrgyz
Recognized Language(s): Russian
Ethnic Breakdown:

73.5% Kyrgyz
14.7% Uzbek
5.5% Russian
1.1% Dungan
0.9% Uyghur
0.9% Tajik
0.7% Turk
2.7% Other

Religious Breakdown:

90% Islam
7% Christianity
3% Other (includes Jewish, Buddhist, Baháʼí)

Type of Government: Federal Semi-Presidential Republic

Kyrgyzstan is led by a President, who is head of state and de facto head of government. The President is elected on a joint ticket with a Vice-President through a two-rounds electoral system; if no candidate wins an outright majority of the popular vote, a second round is held two weeks later between the two candidates who received the most votes. The President is elected to a term of five years. Presidents are limited to two terms.

The President appoints the Prime Minister (without needing approval from the National Assembly), the cabinet, directs domestic and foreign policy, can veto legislation (but this can be overruled by a two thirds majority in the National Assembly) and can appoint Constitutional Court Judges (who need to be approved by the National Assembly).

The Prime Minister is nominally the head of government, but in practice acts as liaison between the cabinet and the President, as the President directs actual policy. The Prime Minister is appointed by the President and can be dismissed by him at will, without needing approval by the National Assembly. The Prime Minister heads cabinet meetings and must report once every month to a joint session of the National Assembly to answer questions by lawmakers. Unlike the President, the Prime Minister (being unelected) is usually a technocrat.

Below the Federal Government are the Oblasts. Each one of the seven Oblasts has its own Governor, Chief Minister and Regional Parliament. The Governor is appointed by the President; the Governor is a liaison between the federal and regional government. He also has the task of appointing the Chief Minister. The Governor is required to appoint as Chief Minister the one whom he thinks can command a majority in the Regional Parliament, which usually means the leader of the largest party. The Chief Minister leads the government of the Oblast and has broad autonomy on fiscal, infrastructure, educational, healthcare and cultural issues. The size of each Regional Parliament depends on the Oblast, but all Regional Parliaments have a term of four years; the Governor though may declare early elections if no government can be formed.

Head of State: President Sadyr Japarov

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Head of Government: Prime Minister Ulukbek Maripov

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Legislature (the name of your national legislature): National Assembly
Legislative Houses (if your legislature is bicameral):

Supreme Council: The upper house of the National Assembly, it is comprised of 28 Councilors, four representing each one of the seven Oblasts of the Republic. The Councilors are elected through an Oblast-wide multiple-member first-past-the-post election every three years. Currently there are 17 Councilors belonging to the Democratic Party and 11 Councilors belonging to the Socialist Party.

House of Representatives: The lower house of the National Assembly, it is comprised of 160 Representatives elected every four years. 100 of them are elected in single-member electoral districts with a first-past-the-post system. The other 60 are elected on a party ticket through proportional representation based on nationwide percentage of each party: if a party gets 5% of the vote nationwide, it will elect 3 Representatives even if it failed to win in the single-member electoral districts. There is however a threshold of 3%. Currently there are 89 Representatives belonging to the Democratic Party, 67 Representatives belonging to the Socialist Party and 4 Representatives belonging to the Liberal Party.

Party in Power:

Democratic Party: Center-right, liberal conservative, pro-Western - It controls the Presidency, a majority in both houses of the National Assembly and heads the regional government in 5 out of 7 Oblasts.
Socialist Party: Center-left, social democratic, pro-Russian - It is the primary opposition to the Democratic Party and controls the regional government of 2 out of 7 Oblasts.
Liberal Party: Centrist, social liberal, anti-corruption - Minor party with little influence and only 4 Representatives in the House of Representatives.

National Issues:

Emerging Democracy: Despite elections since the breakup of the USSR, Kyrgyzstan has experienced authoritarianism, ethnic conflict and violent revolutions. Since 2020 there has been an attempt to establish a genuine democracy, but challenges still remain.
Economic Growth: Kyrgyzstan is the second poorest country in Central Asia. If it wishes to consolidate its fledging democracy, it must deliver results to its citizens.
East and West: Kyrgyzstan has to balance relations with China, Russia and the US and avoid appearing committed to one side.

Public Goals: Economic growth, political stabilization
Private Goals: Pretty much same as public goals

GDP (nominal): $8.3 billion
Currency: Kyrgyzstani som (c)
Economic System: Mixed market with the government attempting to further open up the economy
Major Trade Partners: China, Russia, Switzerland, European Union, Kazakhstan, Turkey, Uzbekistan
Major Exports: Agricultural products (11.3%), Fuels and mining products (9.5%), Manufacturers (22.7%), Others (56.5%)
Major Imports: Agricultural products (13.4%), Fuels and mining products (10.8%), Manufacturers (69.7%), Others (6.1%)
Defense Budget (USD): $20,000,000
Alliance(s): None - Kyrgyzstan attempts to maintain balance between Russia, China and the United States

Military Branches (names of official Armed Forces Branches): Land Forces, Air Forces, Internal Troops, National Guard, Border Guard

Active Duty: 21,000
Reserve Duty: 0
Total Manpower: 21,000

Tanks: 150
AFVs: 400
SPA: 30
Towed Artillery: 159
Rocket Projectors: 21

Fighters: 7
Dedicated Attack: 0
Transports: 0
Trainers: 0
Special Mission: 0
Helicopters: 7
Attack Helicopters: 2

Aircraft Carriers: 0
Destroyers: 0
Frigates: 0
Corvettes: 0
Submarines: 0
Patrol: 0
Mine Warfare: 0

Other Military Information: -

History:

As a result of rigged parliamentary elections on the part of the Jeenbekov government, protests and demonstrations erupted on 5 October 2020 against the government. Supporters of the jailed opposition politician Sadyr Japarov broke him out of jial on 6 October and took him to Ala-Too Square in Bishkek, demanding that he be installed as Prime Minister. With popular pressure, Japarov was appointed Prime Minister by the parliament on 13 October and on 15 October President Jeenbekov resigned, allowing Japarov to declare himself acting President.

As President of the provisional government, he declared that elections would be postponed until a new Constitution could be drafted. He promised to move towards a more fully Presidential system and at the same time to decentralize governmental authority to the Oblasts by adopting a federal form of government. Japarov argued that the increased powers of the Presidency would allow government to be more effective while the federal structure would put checks at any authoritarian impulses of a President.

A new Constitution, influenced by the Russian, French and American governments, was adopted in January 21st of 2021. Oblast elections were held in 14th February and elections for the Presidency and the National Assembly were held in March 20th. Japarov united behind his banner the economic liberal Kyrgyzstan party, the center-right Respublika party and the right-wing Ata-Zhurt and Mekenchil parties to form the center-right Democratic Party. He promised tax cuts, digitization of the public services, attracting investments and stabilizing the Republic.

Japarov's opponents decided they needed a unified front, especially as the first-past-the-post system disadvantaged a fractured opposition. The Social Democratic Party of Kyrgyzstan, the agrarian Onuguu–Progress and the left-wing Ata Meken Socialist Party united to form the Socialist Party. The Socialists argued that they would raise the standards of living by investing into public services, would oppose neoliberal shock therapy and would align closer with Russia.

Japarov won the Presidency in the first round with 68% of the popular vote. At the same time, his Democratic Party won overwhelming majorities in both houses of the National Assembly. With a fresh mandate, parliamentary majorities and his party controlling most of the regional governments, Japarov now has the chance to reform Kyrgyzstan. It remains to be seen if he will succeed.

RP Example(s): I am the OP

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"I’ve just bitten a snake. Never mind me, I’ve got business to look after."
- Guo Jing ‘The Brave Archer’.

“In war, to keep the upper hand, you have to think two or three moves ahead of the enemy.”
- Char Aznable

"Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat."
- Sun Tzu

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Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Alozia » Tue May 11, 2021 11:35 am

Sao Nova Europa wrote:
Alozia wrote:
APPLICATION
NS Name: Alozia
RP Name: Silesian Liberation Movement (Party: Swobodny Ślōnsk; Armed wing: Armijŏ Wyzwolyniŏ Ślōnskŏ)
Flag: (Image)
Capital: None (Base of Operations in Opole)
Territory: None (Operates in Poland, wants to take over the Silesian and Opole Voivodeships)
Population: 847,000 officially declared Silesian nationality; up to 6 million overall in Poland, Germany, Czech Republic and Slovakia

Official Language(s): Silesian
Recognized Language(s):
Ethnic Breakdown: 100% Silesian
Religious Breakdown: mostly Catholic, some Agnostic and Atheist

Type of Government: Independence Movement
Head of State: None
Head of Government: None
Legislature (the name of your national legislature): None
Legislative Houses (if your legislature is bicameral): None
Party in Power: None (official political representation by center-right Swobodny Ślōnsk party, militants mixed - ranging from far-right to left-wing)
National Issues: Independence, Polish population on Silesian lands, establishing a functional state.
Public Goals: Independence
Private Goals: Expulsion of the Polish population from Silesian Lands

GDP (nominal): Not Applicable (241 billion PLN in 2013 [Opole and Silesian regions]; approx. 80 billion Euro in 2018)
Currency: Polish Zloty (Likely to be changed upon gaining independence)
Economic System: N/A
Major Trade Partners: N/A
Major Exports: N/A
Major Imports:
Defense Budget (USD): None
Alliance(s): Various anti-Poland groups, black market arms dealers - Swobodny Ślōnsk seeks alliance with other regionalist independence parties in Europe.

Military Branches (names of official Armed Forces Branches): Armijŏ Wyzwolyniŏ Ślōnskŏ/Armia Wolnego Sląska/Army of Free Silesia (Guerilla Land Forces)

Active Duty: approx. 100-1,000
Reserve Duty: N/A
Total Manpower: up to 2,000

Tanks: None
AFVs: None
SPA: None
Towed Artillery: None
Rocket Projectors: None

Fighters: None
Dedicated Attack: None
Transports: None
Trainers: None
Special Mission: None
Helicopters: None
Attack Helicopters: None

Aircraft Carriers: None
Destroyers: None
Frigates: None
Corvettes: None
Submarines: None
Patrol: None
Mine Warfare: None

Other Military Information:

History: Following the collapse of the communist regime in 1989, the muzzle on regionalist and separatist parties was taken off. In the chaos of the 1990s, in the early days of Polish democracy various parties started their operations, including Free Silesia, a humble regionalist party seeking to break away from the Republic. Eventually, the Christian democratic party would consolidate the largely right-leaning Silesian independence movement, inspiring over 800 thousand people to declare Silesian nationality in the 2011 census.

Meanwhile, as unemployment sky-rocketed following drastic changes to the Polish economy in the early 90s, in what some described as "economic shock therapy", a number of disillusioned veterans from Silesia joined forces to form the Army of Free Silesia, a paramilitary organization aiming to provide their members with purpose through guerrilla combat. The actions of the organizations were small-scale, largely limited to sabotaging railways and car bombing governmental buildings, but they brought attention to the larger issue of Silesian independence.

In the 2021 census, 1.1 million people declared Silesian nationality and the movement is seeing growth. The 2021 parliamentary election saw 1 Silesian candidate elected to the Polish parliament.
RP Example(s): [spoiler]
West Wing, White House
June 1, 2020

Washington, D.C.



Richard stood outside the Oval Office, cigarette in hand, as the staff prepared the room for his address. He wasn't a regular smoker, but having considered the circumstances of the last two days, he asked one of the Secret Service agents to discreetly supply him with one pack and a lighter. "The President's wish is my command" is essentially the Secret Service motto, Tawney thought, which begged the question of what lengths would the agents be willing to take to fulfill his wishes. Tawney chuckled at the thought of the wide range of requests various White House residents might have made over the years, anything ranging from bubble gum to covering up extra-marital affairs.

Oh, [not-Bill]. I bet that guy made some wild requests.

Richard's thoughts quickly turned more serious. As funny as it is to imagine a party animal president, he couldn't help but feel a sense of second-hand shame for his predecessor. How could someone cheat on his wife and then have his bodyguards try to sweep the whole thing under the rug? And then lie about it so shamelessly? Being a politician meant a number of things, the ability to adjust the truth was an entry-level qualification, Tawney couldn't deny it, but that shouldn't give anyone a carte-blanche to lie about everything to everyone, especially your family.

Richard's train of thought was interrupted by his Press Secretary, a blonde haired woman a decade or two his junior. She slightly opened the door, sticking her head out not wanting to let the smoke into either the Oval or her lungs. She apologized for the interruption, before letting Tawney know that everything had been set up. Nodding in acceptance, the President put out the cigarette on a glass ashtray before handing it over to a nearby agent and entering the room.

Richard took his seat behind the desk and allowed the make up team to do their job. As he sat there, brushes and all running across his face, he hoped not to make this a habit. The constant addresses to the nation regarding a yet another tragedy weighed heavy on his conscience. For once he wanted to deliver a piece of good news. Alas, today was not the day. Reading over his remarks, Tawney couldn't help but notice the bond of understanding that tied him and his speechwriter. A lot of presidents would just delegate the task of writing words into his mouth to a group of operatives, analysts who made sure that every line was focus-groupped, hit all of the right notes according to some data. That wasn't the case here. Rick and his team actually tried to deliver honest remarks. A perk of a lame-duck presidency, perhaps.

Richard, looked at the camera for the first time, awaiting for the broadcast to go live. Once again, he would make national news. "Ain't that something?" his mother would joyously say, all those years ago when he made news for the first time as a mere congressional candidate. She was proud to watch Representative Tawney of Tennessee give long speeches on boring topics far beyond her field of expertise. Tawney was glad she passed away before his life went south, before George... No time to think about that, he thought before realizing the cruelty of such an idea passing his mind. He looked ahead once again, this time live on air.

My fellow Americans,

Earlier today, in the morning hours of June 1st, 2020, following an hours-long stand-off the agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives conducted an operation in the Northern part of the State of Georgia with the aim of capturing Bernard Porter, a fugitive from the law. Navigating the compound Mr. Porter found shelter in, the dutiful officers of law enforcement had to fight their way through every room, encountering a dozen of fanatical followers armed with all manner of weaponry trying to obstruct justice. After a series of brutal encounters, our brave public servants have located the fugitive, at which point Bernard Porter made a cowardly choice to escape justice once again, this time for eternity. Using home made explosives, not unlike the ones used by other enemies of America, Mr. Porter claimed the lives of three additional ATF agents, as well as his own. Overall, five officers of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, had their lives taken in the line of duty.

I ask you to remember the names of America's heroes: Jacob Patterson, Oszkár Lenard, Alton Adams, Rebecca Clark, Christopher Smathers. These brave men and women paid the ultimate price for the safety of our nation, for the safety of families, both theirs and ours, and for the safety of all that we hold dear. For that I salute them. But words need to be followed by actions. This is why I have decided to posthumously award these five brave individuals with the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor, the highest decoration for public safety officers in the United States. Medals and decorations will not bring our brothers, sisters, husband or wives back, but I hope that this gesture will make it clear, that the bravery of these five individuals will not be forgotten.

I would also like to take this moment to call for peace and unity. Enough blood has been spilled, be it in the fields of rural Georgia or in the streets of Kansas. At a time like this, we should remember the thing most valuable to all of us - life. As we mourn those we lost, let us cultivate their memory through good action. Through kindness, consideration and compassion. I ask you this - as America recovers from the sorrow of the last two days, make sure to spend time with your loved ones, build bridges with your neighbors and do not contribute to the chaos still present in many corners of our nation.

I would also like to invite congressional leadership to join me in remembering those no longer with us. It is my intention to hold a remembrance event here, in Washington, on Sunday, June 7th and I would be honored to have our nation's highest ranking legislators by my side.

God Bless You and God Bless The United States of America.


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omg thank you so much, i cant wait to get started!
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Founded: May 18, 2020
Moralistic Democracy

Postby Earth Allies » Tue May 11, 2021 11:41 am

RESERVATION
NS Name: Earth Allies
RP Name: Canada
Territory:
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Earth-1: HRM is head of Starfleet
Earth-NS: NS Forum, HRM is President of Earth Allies

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Sao Nova Europa
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Posts: 1662
Founded: Apr 20, 2019
Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby Sao Nova Europa » Tue May 11, 2021 11:51 am

Alozia wrote:omg thank you so much, i cant wait to get started!


:) :)

I expect the RP to start in about a week. We need at least four players.
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"I’ve just bitten a snake. Never mind me, I’ve got business to look after."
- Guo Jing ‘The Brave Archer’.

“In war, to keep the upper hand, you have to think two or three moves ahead of the enemy.”
- Char Aznable

"Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat."
- Sun Tzu

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