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Postby Lauzanne » Wed May 12, 2021 5:36 am

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In the modern-tech, hyperearth setting of the "Bellverse", the world is a chaotic place. The powers of old that have stood since time immemorial now stand assailed on all sides by the forces of liberal democracy; the slaver-regime of Qassadia continues to falter, a nation standing stoically with its allies in the Empire of Aureumterra, for now sticking together in a Traditionalist Axis with Ejorike. Yet with the winds of change come challenges. The Aureumterran Emperor finds himself constantly at odds with his entrenched aristocracy, while the eternal meddling of the Polish Prussian Commonwealth and Lauzanne - with their League of Free Nations poised to rescue the enslaved Cassadian "Living Property Unit" Bell Hancock and expose to the world the atrocities of the von Peacekrafts.

All the while, Americae Roma watches with concern and steely interventionist resolve as enemies arise across the globe, calm yet wary as opposed to the violent belligerence of Palmyrion. And, just below the surface, the Eurasian Strategic Co-operation Bloc begins to make its moves towards finally dismantling the dying beast of liberalism once and for all...

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The Bellverse is both an RP group and a separate canon universe, planned to run from MT 2021 onwards. Set on a hyper-earth setting and focused around collaborative story-writing, the myriad of involved nations has created a complex international system where different actors battle for influence in an ever-fracturing world.

This is the Bellverse News Thread, for Bellverse uses to display relevant information to the story, as well as flesh out the ever-expanding lore in general.
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A somewhat small post-Soviet, Eastern European country of 32 million people.

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Restaurant Bombing in Reykjavík as Crown moves to Crack Down on Terrorism in Iceland

April 24th, 2021

REYKJAVÍK - A restaurant in Central Reykjavík, Bragðið, was shaken with a powerful blast at approximately 14:20 Tuesday afternoon. The blast occurred during busy dine-in hours at lunchtime. 23 people were reported dead, and almost 42 injured, taken to nearby hospitals in the city. The militant terrorist group Sjálfstæðisher has claimed responsibility for the attack. General Lars Pedersen, colonial governor of Iceland, has declared a state of martial law in the city and its surrounding areas for 24 hours. A strict curfew is in place in the city until lifted.

An investigation has concluded that the explosive was likely a planted plastic bomb, a type of weapon used by Sjálfstæðisher in the past. The group, which claims to fight for Icelandic independence, has many suspected ties to foreign entities.

The Crown decreed an overhaul of security forces in Iceland in March of last year, which included strict enforcement of checkpoints, nighttime curfews in cities, and tight regulation of travel. Furthermore, efforts are being continued to civilize the people of the island and stamp out what remains of its heathenry as part of the Empire’s global mission.

The bombing is the latest in an uptick of terrorist attacks in Iceland recently, following the increased security measures decreed by the Crown six months ago. Despite this increase in terrorist violence, the new security measures have successfully rooted out and apprehended numerous terrorist cells associated with Sjálfstæðisher and it’s sympathizers. Furthermore, Imperial Army security forces have successfully destroyed multiple rebel encampments in the interior of the island since last year.

"No amount of terrorism will ever succeed. These cowardly attacks on innocent civilians only show the true weakness of these groups." Commented Governor Pedersen. Pedersen was appointed to his position by HIM Emperor Frederik IV in October, alongside the increase in security infrastructure in the territory, in an effort to finally wipe out the terrorists. "Their inevitable defeat is at out doorsteps, attacks like these only show their desperation." Pedersen said.

The Crown has not made an official statement regarding these attacks yet.
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Postby Polish Prussian Commonwealth » Wed May 12, 2021 8:40 pm

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Postby Russkiya Svyachena » Mon May 24, 2021 5:04 pm

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Premier Announces Infrastructure Program for Eastern Russia

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In a speech to the State Duma, Premier Zhelezkin unveiled a new infrastructure program targeted primarily towards Siberia and the Far East. This program, named Подключения 2025 (Connections 2023) aims to completely overhaul infrastructure in the region. In the announcement, the Premier pledged to construct over 500 KM of roads in the region by 2025, with the principal aim of linking isolated settlements and encampments with major highways and commercial centers. The scope of the project covers almost the entire region East of the Urals, with special attention being given to Sakha, Krasnoyarsk, and Nenets along with additional infrastructure improvements from Novosibirsk to Buryatia, Tuva, and Irkutsk. Additionally, for the first time in history, a highway connecting Kamchatka Krai to the rest of Russia has been planned as part of this project.

This project aims to link many of the most isolated communities in the world, such as Tatar Encampments and villages in Nenets and Soviet Era industrial towns to the rest of Russia by road. Without the need of flying, the transport of goods into these areas will be far more efficient and cost effective. This will essentially connect a large amount of people who were practically isolated from the Russian economy for the first time, or so the Premier has pledged. Furthermore, additional branches of the Trans-Siberian Railway connecting to the most isolated settlements in Kamchatka have also been planned, the first major expansion of the historic railway in decades.

The scope of this project not only covers new roads and railways, but also seeks to renovate and revamp existing road networks in the Far East and Siberia which are currently in poor condition. Many roads which have fallen into dilapidation and disrepair since the dissolution of the Soviet Union remain practically unusable and settlements connected by them have become increasingly isolated and degraded. The Premier has promised to repair these roads and make sure all roads in all regions of Russia remain maintained and up to date.

The size of this project has raised many concerns, including the feasibility of carrying such ambitious construction projects out in climates as inhospitable as the ones of Eastern Russia. Many experts raise concerns regarding permafrost patterns and the degradation of roads resulting from it. Others have pointed out the massive cost of this project, claiming it is a poor use of money as compared to other places to be allocated. A spokesperson for the government has said that the potential economic benefits of this far outweigh the costs, as this new infrastructure could also greatly boost the mining industry of the country.

The focus on such an ambitious internal project hints further towards the Russian government’s policy of relative diplomatic isolationism and neutrality in global conflicts. As tensions between alliances and factions grow around the world, and nations become more and more belligerent, the Russian government had made its policy of absolute neutrality clear. However, activist groups and politicians within Russia have begun clamoring for change, calling for the nation to take a stronger stance against those perceived as enemies on the world stage. The government has rejected these protests, alleging them to be propped up by foreign powers and intelligence agencies from abroad, and continues maintaining its policy of domestic improvement.
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Postby Qassadia » Wed Jun 16, 2021 7:28 pm

OOC: Events described in the news article are canonically established to have happened after the airport standoff

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Cassadia To Make Amirita Cryptocurrency A Regulated Legal Currency Tender


April 2st
2021


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Earlier this month, the Royal Department of Revenues of Her Imperial Majesty Empress Relena (I) Von Peacekraft, came out with a statement that went into detail on the legalization of digital currencies specifically and solely as a legal tender from among other cryptocurrencies, which the Amirita cryptocurrency has been singled as the sole digital currency that can be used in financial transactions legally in Cassadia. A cryptocurrency that has recently taken the World of blockchain and digital marketable financial resources based on the technology, by storm as the Amirita currency while paling compared to the likes of Bitcoin, has seen a fast if cautious rise that has not been plagued by the volatile nature of market factors, traders and other actors that have seen other ''coins'' fluctuate between the bearish and bullish markets, which has seen many potential investors from refusing to invest into this newly emerging market as a result of these fluctuations.

''By Royal Decree of Her Imperial Majesty, we of the Crown Government will in the coming month prepare a comprehensive package of monetary incentives and free utilities for electricity for private entities to establish large-scale infrastructure for the mining of crypto. All subsequent revenues made, primarily from the 18% business tax will go into the national social security fund, healthcare, and infrastructure as well as subsidizing the material well-being for combat veterans returning from The Overseas Dependency of New Carthage. The Amirita Currency will be made a legal tender for financial transactions by established private and public entities for which investments shall be made to improve the economy of the country. In particular, we intend for Amirita to be primarily used in import/export and export activities in overseas trade. In addition to the following options, we intend to follow through and allow the Amirita cryptocurrency to be made a legitimate tender for buying and selling of shares, securities, and assets on the Carthage, Ilopirt, and Etropole International Stock Exchange.''

Additional details in the detail included in the Royal Decree stipulating the Royal Department of Revenues, the Imperial Savings Bank, and the Royal Office of Her Imperial Majesty for each institution to individually purchase a set amount of 1,500 000 Amirita.

The recent introduction of the Amirita Cryptocurrency has stirred international markets the world over with private investors, corporations, and governments likewise, which has seen the value of the newly launched financial tender quickly skyrocket in price, with current predictions by a concert of financial observers to predict Amirita to see it approach an approximate value of 200$ on the international cryptocurrency market, to emerge as a steady option in a cluttered market of a dozen different blockchain-based cryptocurrency ''coins'' available in the market, each with their own potential part to play in this novel and growing market, have proven to be just as innovative as the relatively new currency which has been released for circulation to be ''mined'' by a relatively diverse set of actors mostly originating from the private sector. Many of them have reached partnership agreements with local and national governments, such as providing crucial utilities like electricity which the activity of ''mining'' of most cryptocurrency has seen grown into a relatively demanding, energy-intensive process.

The growth and the entailed possible innovative applications that cryptocurrencies can have in transactions between two entities be it private, public, or state-owned entities, enterprises, and individuals, has closely been observed by many national and supranational governments the world over, with many leading the way by the adoption of varying legal strategies to legalize cryptocurrencies as tradeable tenders on legitimate stock markets as well as monetary vehicles which can be used in transactions, hence the need to integrate such cryptocurrencies in financial and banking systems as well as encouraging mining activities.

Some governments have been less than willing to embrace this new invention, with many prominent CEOs, founders of world-leading equity agencies, and hedge funds coming out in skepticism or firmly against the newly emerging phenomenon known as cryptocurrency.

''Unfortunately, such short-sightedness can be expected from the kind of Judeo-Satanic financial parasites and their accomplices like Bill Gates.'' Lukov explained, in an exclusive phone-call interview with CassadiaToday Finance.'' They see the upswing of cryptocurrency as a threat to their power, their domination of the international banking system. And their fears are well-founded all things considered, simply because cannot manipulate cryptocurrency the way they can do with say...a fiat national currency, a model which they have so forcefully railroaded onto a legion of countries over the last fifty years, granting them unprecedented control to manipulate the fortunes and money of common people as well as with just about every commodity that is traded on a stock exchange, all with the power of a few phone calls to heads of equity management alongside just about every share trading firm in about a dozen of international financial centers across the world until they tank something down to size to get their way.''

''What about cryptocurrency's tendency to experience a ''rollercoaster'' up-and-down volatility which has been observed over the last two and half years?''

''A freely traded commodity, and that goes for every cryptocurrency like Amirita is bound to have its ups and downs. I am confident that products like Amirita will soon find their practical uses, especially in the activities that have been approved by The Treasury Department of Her Esteemed Imperial Majesty.''

''As a former Master of the Royal Office, were you the one who encouraged Her Imperial Majesty Empress Relena Von Peacekraft to choose this course of policy regarding the emerging cryptocurrency market?''

''You humor me with the nature of your question -- No, I haven't, and that is something I am more than peacefully content with, knowing that Her Majesty, The Empress has embraced a vision for something so new, yet unprecedentedly promising which I happen to completely be in full agreement with her outlook. After all, this is something I predict could have a profound impact on Cassadia's economy in a way that could it to experience, a second ''Golden Bloom'' if you will. Maybe not in the same rocket-like surge that Cassadia saw during the Cold War because even if the prediction does turn out to happen splendidly, Cassadia would nonetheless still have to jump over so the usual deliberately placed nets of obstacles, sanctions, and embargoes that have been so reprehensively imposed on our country on the part of the usual culprits, like Amistad and the World Assembly, from trying to prevent the Holy Kingdom from pursuing lucrative out-of-region trade with numerous trading partners with whom, I am afraid to say, have to be inventive, to seek what would normally be standard commercial bilateral relations.''

''In what manner would that be is that going to come in though?''

''You'll see in the next few years to a decade. God willing -- Now, I should go.''

''Thank you for contributing to this interview Your Grace.''

''It was my pleasure.''

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Archbishop Denounces True Faith Movement, Declares it Heretical


June 14th, 2021

HH Rev. Johan Westermark, Archbishop of Uppsala, Primate of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Aureumterra, has made a statement today denouncing the True Faith movement. In his statement, he called the True Faith movement a "modern heresy" and "backed by the enemies of the Faith and Church." His statement follows a large scale crackdown on the movement both by the Lutheran Church and the Aureumterrese Imperial Government, which has prosecuted numerous clergymen adhering to it under treason and lese-majeste laws.

The True Faith Movement is a movement of Lutheran clergymen and pastors in opposition to the status of the Imperial Government and Crown, and perceived encroachment on the Church and its teachings. The vast majority of its adherents are in exile abroad. The Imperial Government issued a statement regarding this movement, "They are propped up by those who seek to upend the natural order that was enshrined on this world by God himself. Their teachings are heretical and should be disregarded as propaganda."

"Treason against the Empire will not stand, and this movement promotes only that." A spokesperson for the Imperial Government commented on the matter. "Look where they all are. All the enemies of Aureumterra, the nations of the world which seek to destroy us are the ones sheltering them. They are tools for them, and nothing more. It is a shame to see such heresies once again taking shape in the world, but we have resisted the encroachments against the Natural Order, and we will continue to do so."
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