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2021: A Changing World (OOC:Open)

Postby Chewion » Sun Aug 01, 2021 12:13 pm

2021: A Changing World


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The 2020s. A decade set to be nightmarish and a turning point in the history of humanity. Climate Change is the existential threat that must urgently be tackled in this decade, and humanity must learn to cope with the constantly growing population that does not look likely to slow down let alone stop growing anytime soon.

In Asia, the Chinese Dragon is emerging as the regional hegemon, pushing regional nations to choose sides between them and the West while internally the regime battles against resistance in Hong Kong and ethnic tension in the far West, while also pushing claims on Taiwan, stoking regional flames. In India, the nation is dealing with religious unrest and rapid economic growth and modernization as well as increasing tension along the border with Pakistan, particularly in the Kashmir Region. Japan has continued to cause consternation with its neighbors after proudly displaying the Rising Sun flag at the Tokyo Olympics.

In Europe, Euroskepticism is on the rise in many European nations. The successful Brexit referendum led to the charge showing Euroskeptics all across the continent that leaving was possible. In Spain regional tensions threaten to explode between Madrid and Barcelona while Poland and the Visegrad Group continue to openly defy the EU.

In the Middle East, tensions between Israel and Iran are at an all-time high. Adding to this is the emerging regional cold war between Saudi Arabia and Iran. In Yemen, the civil war still burns as a testing ground for this regional cold war.

In Africa, ethnic and religious tensions pose a danger all over the continent. In the Congo, warlords fight over land and resources like coltan offering fortunes on the international market. In the Saraha and Sahel regions, remnants of ISIS and other organizations ravage the land and people. Ethiopia and Egypt are at each other's throats over the construction of the Grand Renaissance Dam by Ethiopia. Yet there are lights of hope that still sparkle.

In North America, Canada is dealing with ever-increasing political divides much like the US to the South. Inside the US tensions between Republicans and Democrats have never seemed worse. In Mexico, the Cartels fight hard against the central government in Mexico City their corruption touches most parts of the nation.

In Latin America, the dictator Nicholas Maduro still clings to power even as his position is contested by Juan Guaidó. In Colombia, an unstable peace agreement official holds peace between the government and FARC.

How will the nations of the world tackle these issues? How will their pasts define their future, which nations will come out on top during this decade, and how will future generations remember this critical decade?

In this roleplay, you will take the helm of the nation of your choice. You have the ability to change the history of your nation from 1991 onwards within realism and with a few major event exceptions as well as anything states in the OP or other applications.



Major Unchangeable Events:

Fall of the USSR as a Communist state
Formation of the EU
9/11
08 Financial Crisis
Syrian Civil War starting
South China Sea Disputes
Brexit
Anything Mentioned in the OP.
CORONAVIRUS DID NOT HAPPEN IN THIS TIMELINE



Leadership:

OP: Chewion
Co-OPs: The Manticoran Empire


Rules:

    1. DO NOT GODMOD! No, but seriously, don’t Godmod, it makes the RP terrible.
    2. The word of the OP and Co-OP is final.
    3. Keep everything PG-13, please.
    4. Do not mix IC and OOC problems, and please keep it courteous in the OOC and IC.
    5. If you have an issue with another player, please ask the OP or Co-OP to moderate it.
    6. Please coordinate with other players if you want to jointly write a post/negotiate deals.
    7. Posts must be at least two paragraphs long and of good quality.
    8. Be respectful.
    9. Note that unchangeable events are completely unchangeable, so no less deadly 9/11 or less damaging 2008 Recession.
    10. Posts can cover a span of up to three months. Each three month period starts following an IEC post except for the first period. The start date is January 20th, 2021.
    11. Players must make at least one post a week, meaning at least every seven days from each post. Extensions may be granted by the OP and Co-OPs on a case by case basis.
    12. Not a rule, but do try to have fun.


IEC:

The IEC (International Entity Council) is comprised of the OP, Co-OPs, and anyone else accepted into it. The IEC is responsible for making the IEC post that includes multiple events and members can serve as an NPC nation in conferences so long as they do not have a direct interest in the negotiations.


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Postby The Manticoran Empire » Sun Aug 01, 2021 12:24 pm

Nationstates Name: The Manticoran Empire
Nation Name: The United States of America
Capital: Washington D.C.
Territory: IRL territory of the United States
Population: 333,048,781
Official Language: None, English is the most widely spoken language with a substantial Spanish speaking population.

Head of State: Name: Roland Wilkerson
Age: 45
Party Affiliation: Republican
Political Positions: Wilkerson has championed the availability of abortion clinics despite his admitted opposition to the practice. He has also supported gay marriage and has been vocal in his criticism of Evangelical campaigns against LGBT communities.
He has routinely voted and campaigned in favor of greatly reduced taxes and government spending, arguing that many federal programs would be better run if left up to state governments, especially when considering socioeconomic differences between the states.

HoS Description in lieu Picture: Wilkerson is a white man of average height with a moderately athletic build. His eyes are blue and his hair is brown.

Head of Government: Roland Wilkerson

HoG Picture (If different from HoS):

Legislature Name: Congress of the United States
Party in Power (If bicameral note who controls each): The 2020 election was indecisive when it came to the control of the Senate and the House. In the Senate, 50 Republicans and 47 Democrats hold seats as well as 3 Independents who generally vote with the Democrats. In the House, the Republicans hold 220 seats to the Democrats 212. Three other seats are currently vacant and await special elections.

GDP (nominal): $21,856,254,000,000 (assuming 2% growth over 2020 from 2019 due to no COVID-19 pandemic)
Major Trade Partners: China, Europe, Japan, Mexico, Canada
Major Exports: Capital Goods, Industrial Goods, Consumer Goods, Automotive, Food
Major Imports: Capital Goods, Consumer Goods, Industrial Goods, Automotive, Food
Oil Production: 11 million barrels
Oil Consumption: 20 million barrels
Proven Oil Reserves: 35 billion barrels
Defense Budget (USD): $740.5 billion
Alliances: NATO, ANZUS, UN Command, NORAD, OAS, Rio Pact, Morroccan-American Treaty of Friendship, US-A SPA, US-I SP, US-J MCS, US-P MDAA, US-Ph MDT, US-SK MDT, TRA, CMF

Military Branches (Just list names of official Armed Forces Branches): Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Space Force

Active Duty: 1.4 million
Reserve Duty: 845,500
Total Manpower: 2,245,500

Tanks: 6,100
AFVs: 40,000
SPA: 1,500
Towed Artillery: 1,340
Rocket Projectors: 1,365

Fighters: 1,956
Dedicated Attack: 761
Transports: 945
Trainers: 2,765
Special Mission: 749
Tanker Fleet: 625
Helicopters: 5,436
Attack Helicopters: 904

Aircraft Carriers: 20
Destroyers: 92
Frigates: 1
Corvettes: 21
Submarines: 68
Patrol: 13
Mine Warfare: 8

Other Military Information: Following the drawdown in Iraq and Afghanistan and the increased military build-up of the Chinese in the South China Sea, the US military began a concerted effort to restructure for peer and near-pear warfare while maintaining a counterinsurgency capability. Part of this involved a study on the efficacy of the Brigade Combat Team, with the conclusion that units needed to become more decentralized and flexible to reduce vulnerability to stand off munitions and drones. Other efforts included the Next Generation Squad Weapon, Infantry Automatic Rifle, Next Generation Combat Vehicle, and a series of land, sea, and air drones for reconnaissance and combat use. The most recent acquisition was the THeMIS unmanned ground vehicle, with several logistics, combat, ISR, and EOD variants being ordered for evaluation and deployment. A proposal has also been levied by the Armed Forces to approach US allies for weapon systems. Notable possibilities include South Korea, China, the United Kingdom, France, and Germany.

History Changes (Subject to review and approval by OP and Co-OP): Several US military programs in the early 21st century that IRL were cancelled came to fruition. Notably the XM2001 Crusader artillery system, the Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle, and the RAH-66 Comanche. The M2001 and its companion M2002 resupply vehicle started replacing the M109 Paladin in 2008. The Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle began replacing Assault Amphibian Vehicles in 2015. And the RAH-66 began supplementing the AH-64 in 2008. Additionally, the Common Support Aircraft began development in 2006 and achieved initial operational capability in 2016, replacing the C-2 and E-2 aircraft with variants being introduced to reintroduce the roles once held by the S-3 Viking.
Improved relations with the USSR led to cooperative efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan against Islamist terror groups. As a result of that, the purchase of F-35s by Turkey was not prevented by the Trump administration.
In the waning months of the Bush presidency, the USSR joined Operation Enduring Freedom in 2008, sending troops to aid the fight against Islamist terror groups in Afghanistan and the Horn of Africa. Later aggrements would see US and USSR forces fighting alongside each other in Iraq, Syria, Libya, Somalia, and several other countries as parts of Enduring Freedom, Resolute Support, and Inherent Resolve. However, an apparent lack of commitment from the US, reinforced by continuing reductions in US troop numbers and several attempts to negotiate a peace deal with the Taliban, have seen relations strained between the two superpowers. President Wilkerson will be forced to demonstrate America's continued committment to combatting global terrorism in order to save the relationship with the USSR.

Wilkerson’s political career began when he was 25 in the 2000 elections as a representative of the state of Illinois. As a young Republican from a mostly liberal state, he believed in some of the conservative Republican values, like having a strong military, low taxes, and reduced government interference in the economy. But he also held some decidedly liberal values, such as a support for abortion and non-conformal relationships. While he won three terms in the US House of Representatives, he did lose his seat in 2006 to a more conservative Republican, largely due to his vocal opposition to many of President Bush’s policies. He returned to Congress in the 2008 election and supported many of the policies of Barack Obama, which helped him clinch a Senate run in 2010, a seat he would hold until the election in 2016, when he would lose to a Democratic candidate. He would continue to be politically active throughout the Trump presidency, largely through speaking with people around the nation about different issues and securing a House seat in the 2018 midterm elections. In late 2019, he announced at a small gathering of supporters that he would not be seeking re-election to the House. Instead, he would be seeking the office of the Presidency.

During the 2020 presidential election campaign, Wilkerson focused less on Trump’s failures and more on what still needed to be done. Thousands of US troops were still in Iraq and Afghanistan, fighting wars that had started nearly two decades ago. The economy’s growth was slowing and there were major fears that the Chinese were trying to harm US companies and people.
It was clear to many that a change was needed. Trump’s presidency had driven wedges between the United States and many of her most important strategic allies. Americans were paying more for imported goods due to the trade war with China. On top of that, the only two other candidates who seemed viable had major scandals clouding their campaigns.
Trump’s impeachment trial and his increasingly unpredictable behavior had badly split the opinion of Republicans. Unfortunately, Joe Biden wasn’t a much better option. His aggressive stance against those who supported Trump and the very suspect dealings of his son with foreign governments ensured that actually support was limited. Had the race been limited to Biden or Trump, the race may have been a very close one indeed. But with an established name to oppose them, the race was far more decisive. With 90 million citizen votes and 300 electoral votes, Wilkerson was elected president and inaugurated on January 20th 2021.

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Postby Chewion » Sun Aug 01, 2021 12:44 pm

The Manticoran Empire wrote:Nationstates Name: The Manticoran Empire
Nation Name: The United States of America
Capital: Washington D.C.
Territory: IRL territory of the United States
Population: 333,048,781
Official Language: None, English is the most widely spoken language with a substantial Spanish speaking population.

Head of State: Name: Roland Wilkerson
Age: 45
Party Affiliation: Republican
Political Positions: Wilkerson has championed the availability of abortion clinics despite his admitted opposition to the practice. He has also supported gay marriage and has been vocal in his criticism of Evangelical campaigns against LGBT communities.
He has routinely voted and campaigned in favor of greatly reduced taxes and government spending, arguing that many federal programs would be better run if left up to state governments, especially when considering socioeconomic differences between the states.

HoS Description in lieu Picture: Wilkerson is a white man of average height with a moderately athletic build. His eyes are blue and his hair is brown.

Head of Government: Roland Wilkerson

HoG Picture (If different from HoS):

Legislature Name: Congress of the United States
Party in Power (If bicameral note who controls each): The 2020 election was indecisive when it came to the control of the Senate and the House. In the Senate, 50 Republicans and 47 Democrats hold seats as well as 3 Independents who generally vote with the Democrats. In the House, the Republicans hold 220 seats to the Democrats 212. Three other seats are currently vacant and await special elections.

GDP (nominal): $21,856,254,000,000 (assuming 2% growth over 2020 from 2019 due to no COVID-19 pandemic)
Major Trade Partners: China, Europe, Japan, Mexico, Canada
Major Exports: Capital Goods, Industrial Goods, Consumer Goods, Automotive, Food
Major Imports: Capital Goods, Consumer Goods, Industrial Goods, Automotive, Food
Oil Production: 11 million barrels
Oil Consumption: 20 million barrels
Proven Oil Reserves: 35 billion barrels
Defense Budget (USD): $740.5 billion
Alliances: NATO, ANZUS, UN Command, NORAD, OAS, Rio Pact, Morroccan-American Treaty of Friendship, US-A SPA, US-I SP, US-J MCS, US-P MDAA, US-Ph MDT, US-SK MDT, TRA, CMF

Military Branches (Just list names of official Armed Forces Branches): Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Space Force

Active Duty: 1.4 million
Reserve Duty: 845,500
Total Manpower: 2,245,500

Tanks: 6,100
AFVs: 40,000
SPA: 1,500
Towed Artillery: 1,340
Rocket Projectors: 1,365

Fighters: 1,956
Dedicated Attack: 761
Transports: 945
Trainers: 2,765
Special Mission: 749
Tanker Fleet: 625
Helicopters: 5,436
Attack Helicopters: 904

Aircraft Carriers: 20
Destroyers: 92
Frigates: 1
Corvettes: 21
Submarines: 68
Patrol: 13
Mine Warfare: 8

Other Military Information: Following the drawdown in Iraq and Afghanistan and the increased military build-up of the Chinese in the South China Sea, the US military began a concerted effort to restructure for peer and near-pear warfare while maintaining a counterinsurgency capability. Part of this involved a study on the efficacy of the Brigade Combat Team, with the conclusion that units needed to become more decentralized and flexible to reduce vulnerability to stand off munitions and drones. Other efforts included the Next Generation Squad Weapon, Infantry Automatic Rifle, Next Generation Combat Vehicle, and a series of land, sea, and air drones for reconnaissance and combat use. The most recent acquisition was the THeMIS unmanned ground vehicle, with several logistics, combat, ISR, and EOD variants being ordered for evaluation and deployment. A proposal has also been levied by the Armed Forces to approach US allies for weapon systems. Notable possibilities include South Korea, China, the United Kingdom, France, and Germany.

History Changes (Subject to review and approval by OP and Co-OP): Several US military programs in the early 21st century that IRL were cancelled came to fruition. Notably the XM2001 Crusader artillery system, the Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle, and the RAH-66 Comanche. The M2001 and its companion M2002 resupply vehicle started replacing the M109 Paladin in 2008. The Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle began replacing Assault Amphibian Vehicles in 2015. And the RAH-66 began supplementing the AH-64 in 2008. Additionally, the Common Support Aircraft began development in 2006 and achieved initial operational capability in 2016, replacing the C-2 and E-2 aircraft with variants being introduced to reintroduce the roles once held by the S-3 Viking.
Improved relations with the USSR led to cooperative efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan against Islamist terror groups. As a result of that, the purchase of F-35s by Turkey was not prevented by the Trump administration.
In the waning months of the Bush presidency, the USSR joined Operation Enduring Freedom in 2008, sending troops to aid the fight against Islamist terror groups in Afghanistan and the Horn of Africa. Later aggrements would see US and USSR forces fighting alongside each other in Iraq, Syria, Libya, Somalia, and several other countries as parts of Enduring Freedom, Resolute Support, and Inherent Resolve. However, an apparent lack of commitment from the US, reinforced by continuing reductions in US troop numbers and several attempts to negotiate a peace deal with the Taliban, have seen relations strained between the two superpowers. President Wilkerson will be forced to demonstrate America's continued committment to combatting global terrorism in order to save the relationship with the USSR.

Wilkerson’s political career began when he was 25 in the 2000 elections as a representative of the state of Illinois. As a young Republican from a mostly liberal state, he believed in some of the conservative Republican values, like having a strong military, low taxes, and reduced government interference in the economy. But he also held some decidedly liberal values, such as a support for abortion and non-conformal relationships. While he won three terms in the US House of Representatives, he did lose his seat in 2006 to a more conservative Republican, largely due to his vocal opposition to many of President Bush’s policies. He returned to Congress in the 2008 election and supported many of the policies of Barack Obama, which helped him clinch a Senate run in 2010, a seat he would hold until the election in 2016, when he would lose to a Democratic candidate. He would continue to be politically active throughout the Trump presidency, largely through speaking with people around the nation about different issues and securing a House seat in the 2018 midterm elections. In late 2019, he announced at a small gathering of supporters that he would not be seeking re-election to the House. Instead, he would be seeking the office of the Presidency.

During the 2020 presidential election campaign, Wilkerson focused less on Trump’s failures and more on what still needed to be done. Thousands of US troops were still in Iraq and Afghanistan, fighting wars that had started nearly two decades ago. The economy’s growth was slowing and there were major fears that the Chinese were trying to harm US companies and people.
It was clear to many that a change was needed. Trump’s presidency had driven wedges between the United States and many of her most important strategic allies. Americans were paying more for imported goods due to the trade war with China. On top of that, the only two other candidates who seemed viable had major scandals clouding their campaigns.
Trump’s impeachment trial and his increasingly unpredictable behavior had badly split the opinion of Republicans. Unfortunately, Joe Biden wasn’t a much better option. His aggressive stance against those who supported Trump and the very suspect dealings of his son with foreign governments ensured that actually support was limited. Had the race been limited to Biden or Trump, the race may have been a very close one indeed. But with an established name to oppose them, the race was far more decisive. With 90 million citizen votes and 300 electoral votes, Wilkerson was elected president and inaugurated on January 20th 2021.

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Postby Chewion » Sun Aug 01, 2021 12:48 pm

Nationstates Name: Chewion
Nation Name: Union of Soviet Sovereign Republics
Capital: Moscow
Territory: Russia, Kazakstan, Belarus, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, Turkmenistan.
Flag:
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Anthem: USSR Anthem
Population: 300,000,000
Official Language: Russian
Recognized Languages: Ukrainian, Belarusian, Uzbek, Kazakh, Azerbaijani, Kyrgyz, Tajik, Turkmen, Georgian.

Head of State: President Vasily Orlov
HoS Picture:
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Head of Government: Prime Minister Dmitry Artyukhov
HoG Picture (If different from HoS):
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Legislature Name: The Supreme Soviet of the Union of Soviet Sovereign Republics
Party in Power (If bicameral note who controls each):

The Soviet of the Union (Lower House): The 500 seat Soviet currently is controlled by the UUP-SNP Coalition which collectively holds 320 seats.

The Soviet of the Republics (Upper House): Technically no party is in control because the Senators (the name of a member of the Upper House) are chosen by the respective legislatures of each Soviet Constituent Republic as non-partisan representatives of the Republics, however in practice the majority of Senators are former members of the UUP and vote in line with the party values. In addition, the President may appoint up to 30 members with consent of the Lower House. In addition, all former Presidents are also given ex-officio seats.

GDP (nominal): $7.3 Trillion USD

Major Trade Partners: EU, US, China, India, South Africa, Brazil, Japan, Vietnam.
Major Exports: natural resources, military equipment, technological equipment, agricultural products.
Major Imports: cars, car parts, pharmaceuticals.
Oil Production: 13,764,580 bbl
Oil Consumption: 4,613,200 bbl
Proven Oil Reserves: 118,874,000,000 bbl
Defense Budget (USD): 150 Billion USD
Alliances: ESO (Eurasian Security Organization) which is made up of the USSR, Mongolia, Armenia, and Moldova.

Military Branches (Just list names of official Armed Forces Branches):
Soviet Ground Forces
Soviet Aerospace Forces (Includes the Airborne and Strategic Missile Forces)
Soviet Navy

Active Duty: 1.25 Million
Reserve Duty: 1.5 Million
Total Manpower: 2.75 Million

Tanks: 8,000 (Not including vast stores of older early Cold War tanks)
AFVs: 34,000
SPA: 3,200
Towed Artillery: 4,210
Rocket Projectors: 2,734

Fighters: 1,255
Dedicated Attack: 1,112
Transports: 998
Trainers: 500
Special Mission: 220
Helicopters: 2,242
Attack Helicopters: 595

Aircraft Carriers: 3
1 Admiral Kuznetzov (1 in reserve fleet)
2 Kiev class ships upgraded similar to the INS Vikramaditya.
Battle Cruisers: 5
Cruisers: 8
Destroyers: 22
Frigates: 12
Corvettes: 32
Submarines: 92
Patrol: 55
Mine Warfare: 32

Other Military Information: The Soviet military underwent extensive modernization programs since the '90s resulting in a larger portion of military equipment being more modern and less outdated than the IRL Russian Armed Forces. The USSR also maintains the largest nuclear arsenal. In addition the Tu-16 was not retired but instead modernized to the Tu-16M and is still in service.

History Changes (Subject to review and approval by OP and Co-OP):

1991: The major break in the Soviet history in this timeline is the success of Gorbachev’s Union of Soviet Sovereign Republics plan due to a failed August coup after the coup plotters were found out and arrested. Following this, the Soviet government approved the plan and announced that the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics would be dissolved December 31st, 1991 at 11:59 PM and that the Union of Soviet Sovereign Republics would come into existence at 12 AM January 1st, 1992 with the Constituent Republics of Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan. Gorbachev was selected to be the acting President of the new union until elections, scheduled for November of 1992, were held to elect a new President and legislature to replace the current Congress of People's Deputies of the Soviet Union. Also, earlier in the year Gorbachev had started the process of allowing the Rouble to be converted to other currencies.

1992: As the new Union came into being, Gorbachev announced that, in order to help move on from the past, he was leaving the Communist party and launching his United Union Party (Объединенная партия Союза) that was a big-tent reformist and Unionist party. In February, the USSR reached an agreement with Georgia that saw Soviet forces assisting Georgia against South Ossetian rebels and later Abkhazian rebels. In return, Georgia agreed to join the new USSR with a high amount of autonomy over domestic issues. In the election in November, Gorbachev won a five-year term as President of the Union and his United Union Party won 275 seats out of the 500 total in the lower house with the Communist party coming in second with 125 seats and various other minor parties and a few dozen independent candidates making up the remaining 100 seats. Following the devastating election results, the Communist Party was split between a hardliner and social democrat faction, the latter forming the Soviet Social Democrats and the hardliners turning the rump Communist party into an anti-reform and pro-centralization/collectivization party.

1993: On January 5th, the newly elected members of the Union Duma and the newly appointed members of the Council of the Republics took their seats. The Duma voted in UPP Parliamentary leader, Sergei Kovalev, was elected as Prime Minister. President Gorbachev, a Social Democrat at heart, also pushed for the inclusion of the newly formed SSD party in the government giving them the healthcare, agriculture and food, and civilian construction portfolios. On January 10th, Gorbachev was sworn in as the first elected President of the Union of Soviet Sovereign Republics.

1994: By the start of 1994 the economic benefits of a correctly handled and increased transition to a free market were starting to be seen as the Soviet economy started to grow faster than it had in decades owing to the opening of trade with the world and allowance of private companies within the USSR coupled with the ending of all price controls and allowing the Rouble to be converted that had occurred since 1991 and 1992. At the end of the year, the first Chechen war had broken out and President Gorbachev ordered Soviet forces into the region.

1995: President Gorbachev announced the creation of the Eurasian Security Organization or ESO between the USSR, Mongolia, and Armenia.

1996: As the Chechen war finally come to a close following agreements signed that saw Soviet federal troops removed from Chechnya. The horrible management of the war by the older establishment Generals and the bloody fighting that resulted in the needless deaths of soldiers and civilians resulted in large internal and external backlash. Harnessing this momentum, Gorbachev launched a massive reform of the Soviet military and security apparatus under his new Modernizatsiya (modernization) program which saw the positions of Defense Minister and KGB head require confirmation from both houses of the Supreme Soviet and be filled by civilians. In addition many of the older top Generals, put in place largely owing solely to connections and loyalty to the old Communist Party, were forced to retire making way for a younger and more professional generation to fill their spots. In addition a multi-year reduction of the overall military size, particularly the navy, was launched with conscription being ended and replaced with a volunteer based military.

1997: As the year started, Gorbachev announced that he would run for re-election, bolstered by the popular support of his reforms and the still strong economic growth he wins a second term as President but makes clear it will be his last. His party also still retains power, gaining 20 seats and Gorbachev nominates Boris Yelstin for PM.

1998: After the new legislature takes its seats, Yeltsin is confirmed as PM and promises to continue pushing for common-sense reforms. In addition the second, and fully completed Kuznetzov class carrier, was not sold to a Chinese buyer and was instead placed in the reserve fleet.

1999: Late in the year the Second Chechen war erupted like in our timeline. Much like in our timeline, this time around the Soviet military acted swiftly and effectively.

2000: By the end of May, President Gorbachev announced the ending of combat operations in Chechnya. However, insurgency still remained a problem.

2001: Gorbachev announces that Moldova has officially joined the ESO.

2002: Riding high on the success of his economic, political, and societal reforms, Gorbachev reaffirmed that we would stay true to his word and not run for re-election, instead of throwing his support behind the then-current Prime Minister of the Russian Republic, Vladimir Putin who was seen as a champion of the Gorbachev Reforms and a political apprentice of USSR Prime Minister Boris Yeltsin. With this support, Putin won the election, pledging to continue with the reforms while also starting a rebuilding and second modernization of the military following the years of cuts and professionalization under Gorbachev, notably ordering the updating and refitting of the two remaining Kiev class ships into full carriers. The UUP still retained the majority although losing some ground to the newly formed Soviet Nation Party.

2003: As Putin’s first term started, he embarked on a campaign of reinvigorating the Soviet image abroad, working with Western nations and even actively working with the US led ISAF in Afghanistan by providing air support and special forces for targeted strikes. By the end of the year, a few hundred Soviet soldiers were stationed in Kabul to act as security and help in training Afghan forces. On the economic side, Putin pushed for even more diversification away from a reliance of fossil fuels.

2005: As part of his push for a diverse economy, Putin uses Government resources to creates new infrastructure in several Soviet cities designed to attract entrepreneurs and established high tech companies to the Union.

2007: President Putin wins re-election to a second term, still riding high on the economic success that has been a hallmark of the UUP party.

2008: The Soviet Union joins with the US in Operation Enduring Freedom. As the global recession finally hit the USSR, the economy slowed but did not hit a point of recession as the government shifted most of its focus to combating it.

2010: Midway through Putin’s second term, he championed a wide-reaching change to terms for elected officials which say the Presidential term reduced to four years, the upper chamber of the Supreme Soviet set at 6 years, and the Duma member’s terms set to 2 years to take effect in 2012. By the end of the year, the Soviet economy again started to grow at above 2%.

2012: As the new year opened, President Putin announced he would not be seeking a new term, instead throwing his support behind the then Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev whose main pledges included creating a larger green sector of the economy, continuing economic growth, and continuing to strengthen the USSR’s position on the world stage. Medvedev wins this election but sees the UUP party only retain a 10 seat majority with the Soviet Nation Party coming in second at 100 seats. By the end of the year, the USSR had launched the first segment of the MIR 2 space station, signaling an independent return to orbital operations for the USSR.

2014: A year into President Medvedev’s term he shifted the focus of modernization programs towards the navy which had taken a back seat to the Army and Air Force, the latter two both seeing massive success with the program. The hallmark public optic victory of this was the updating and modernization of the USSR’s chief carrier, the Admiral Kuznetsov. On an economic front, Medvedev started pushing for the idea of the USSR as an ideal middle man for trade between Europe and Asia, putting large investments into the Central Asian republics. In space, the final segments of the MIR 2 station were added in orbit, regular manned missions commenced.

2016: As the election period started, President Medvedev announced his re-election bid. However, this time around he publicly supported the new parliamentary coalition of the UUP and Soviet Nation Party. After winning the election, Medvedev appointed Alexander Lebed of the SNP as Defense Minister, the first time an SNP member had served in the government.

2020: As Medvedev announces his retirement, he endorses Vasily Orlov, the then Minister of Internal Affairs. Orlov decides to continue the Medvedev era electoral and parliamentary coalition between the UUP and SNP. Orlov won the election and the UUP-SNP coalition controlled 320 of the 500 Duma seats. With this success and support, Orlov announced that following his inauguration in the coming January, he would seek talks with the US about their joint missions in Iraq and Afghanistan following nearly 8 years of perceived lack of interest and commitment coming from the US.

2021: On January 5th the new Supreme Soviet members are sworn in and the Duma chooses Dmitry Artyukhov as PM. On January 10th, Vasily Orlov is sworn in as President.



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Nationstates Name: the Felan Federation
Nation Name: Democratic People's Republic of Korea / North Korea
Capital: Pyongyang
Territory: North Korea
Population: ~25 million people
Official Language: Korean

Head of State: Kim Yo-jong
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Head of Government: Kim Yo-jong
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Legislature Name: Supreme People's Assembly
Party in Power: Workers' Party of Korea

GDP (nominal): $28.5 billion
Major Trade Partners: China, Russia, India
Major Exports: minerals, metallurgical products, manufactures (including armaments), textiles, agricultural and fishery products.
Major Imports: petroleum, coking coal, machinery and equipment, textiles, grain
Oil Production: North Korea imports jet fuel, diesel fuel, and gasoline from two refineries in Dalian, China, which arrive at the North Korean port of Nampo.
Oil Consumption: Reduced
Proven Oil Reserves: N/A
Defense Budget (USD):
Alliances: China

Military Branches: Korean People's Army (Ground Forces, Navy, Air and Anti-Air Force, Special Operations, Strategic Force)

Active Duty: 1,190,000
Reserve Duty: 6,300,000
Total Manpower: 7,679,000 troops

Tanks: 4300
AFVs: 2500
SPA: N/A
Towed Artillery: 8600
Rocket Projectors: 5500

Fighters: 466
Dedicated Attack: 34
Transports: 4
Trainers: 169
Special Mission: 80
Helicopters: 172
Attack Helicopters: 20

Aircraft Carriers: 0
Destroyers: 0
Frigates: 3
Corvettes: 14
Submarines: 70
Patrol: 191
Mine Warfare: 30

Other Military Information: (North Korea, will have nuclear missiles for a short period - also will likely decommission 70% of their Armed Forces post-peace and due to civil conflict)

History Changes: In 2020, Kim Jong-un is reported missing from public life and confined to his home as his health begins to slowly decline from the toll of leadership. Around April, he slips into a coma and would be rendered 'unresponsive' by the attending physician at hand. However, to prevent public chaos and reduce the risk of a civil conflict - Kim Yo-jong has much of the information silenced and prepares to take over the roles of his brother post his passing.

However, news of his imminent demise is leaked and Kim Pyong-il is informed by conservative members of the KPA of the 'comatose' Supreme Leader and manage to convince him to attempt to usurp Kim Yo-jong and Kim Ju-ae - due to their position as female members of the Kim Dynasty and his own status as the son of former leader and president of North Korea Kim Il-sung. Though there is an attempt, Kim Yo-jong manages to catch wind of the situation and escape Pyongyang. In the chaos, Kim Yo-jong manages to rally forces loyal to her cause and have them retake Pyongyang and soon enough arrest Kim Yo-jong.

...while the civil conflict lasts a few weeks and is officially written off as a 'military exercise' to the international community - Kim Yo-jong uses the excuse of 'disloyalty to the Kim Family' to purge away the more radical and conservative elements of both the KPA and the Workers' Party of Korea. The civil conflict would end up dragging on out until 2021 - mostly as low-key guerilla warfare and domestic terrorism. The resulting conflict removes the more conservative and more hardliners from power - however, it also ends up crippling the fragile economy and industry of North Korea. A situation that has led to Kim Yo-jong consider re-opening things with the West - as the world itself wonders of the 'actions' happening inside of North Korea.


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Is it possible to have a more democratic China, with the CCP enacting broader political reforms in the 1990s? Or must China remain one-party state?
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Sao Nova Europa wrote:Is it possible to have a more democratic China, with the CCP enacting broader political reforms in the 1990s? Or must China remain one-party state?

Unfortunately I don’t see that as possible. Tiananmen Square happened in 89 and following that the CCP clamped down harder, especially since the man behind reforms died. China is definitely still a CCP one party state.
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Sao Nova Europa wrote:Is it possible to have a more democratic China, with the CCP enacting broader political reforms in the 1990s? Or must China remain one-party state?

Unfortunately I don’t see that as possible. Tiananmen Square happened in 89 and following that the CCP clamped down harder, especially since the man behind reforms died. China is definitely still a CCP one party state.


Is it possible to have a reunified Korea? With a sudden collapse of the North due to famine/cut-off of Soviet aid?
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Postby Chewion » Sun Aug 01, 2021 1:32 pm

Sao Nova Europa wrote:
Chewion wrote:Unfortunately I don’t see that as possible. Tiananmen Square happened in 89 and following that the CCP clamped down harder, especially since the man behind reforms died. China is definitely still a CCP one party state.


Is it possible to have a reunified Korea? With a sudden collapse of the North due to famine/cut-off of Soviet aid?

Unfortunately someone just applied as North Korea. But you could be a South Korea intent on reunification? Another fun option might also be the UK going through Brexit or even Ethiopia/Egypt who are butting heads over the Blue Nile.
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Postby The Manticoran Empire » Sun Aug 01, 2021 1:32 pm

Sao Nova Europa wrote:
Chewion wrote:Unfortunately I don’t see that as possible. Tiananmen Square happened in 89 and following that the CCP clamped down harder, especially since the man behind reforms died. China is definitely still a CCP one party state.


Is it possible to have a reunified Korea? With a sudden collapse of the North due to famine/cut-off of Soviet aid?

That's also an unlikely possibility. The DPRK is militantly opposed to anything that would force them (meaning the Kim dynasty) to relinquish their power. Furthermore, even under the pressure of a famine and loss of almost all foreign aid that is still afflicting the DPRK to this day, the Kim regime has not reliquinshed its grip on power.

About the only way I see a reunification occurring is if the ROK forces a reunification through a major war (which may start World War III) or if there is a successful coup in the North.
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Postby Sao Nova Europa » Sun Aug 01, 2021 1:34 pm

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Sao Nova Europa wrote:
Is it possible to have a reunified Korea? With a sudden collapse of the North due to famine/cut-off of Soviet aid?

Unfortunately someone just applied as North Korea. But you could be a South Korea intent on reunification? Another fun option might also be the UK going through Brexit or even Ethiopia/Egypt who are butting heads over the Blue Nile.


Can I be China then but have different policies on Xinjiang and Hong Kong, adopting a more conciliatory approach?
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Postby Laka Strolistandiler » Sun Aug 01, 2021 1:35 pm

But a minor question: can I make the Japan to be more powerful? For example, the Japanese not actually being under US occupation post WW2 but instead setting for a ceasefire which included Japan essentially leaving all of their colonies as well as partial disarmament, which could happen due to many reasons, the main ones being IJN still remaining an actually viable power (Leyte Gulf, Midway and Guadalcanal all went a bit better for the Japanese, with at least some of their fleet surviving to the 1945), Manhattan being just a few months behind the schedule, etc.
Over the time they’ll slowly become more pacifist and pro-American, essentially turning into a “somewhat of an ally” (like Pakistan but without US bases or troops)
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NS Name: Arvenia
RP Name: Czechoslovak Federative Republic (CSFR/Československá Federativní Republika/Česko-Slovenská Federatívna Republika/Tschechoslowakische Bundesrepublik/Csehszlovák Szövetségi Köztársaság)
Capital: Prague
Territory: The green area in Europe
Population: 15,473,620
Official Language: Czech, Slovak, German and Hungarian

Head of State: President Miloš Zeman
HoS Picture: Miloš Zeman
Head of Government: Prime Minister Václav Horák (LSNS)
HoG Picture: Václav Horák
Legislature Name: Parliament (composed of upper "Senate" and lower "National Assembly")
Party in Power: A political alliance between Liberal National Social Party (LSNS), Czechoslovak Social Democratic Party (ČSSD), Action of Dissatisfied Citizens (ANO), Bohemian People's Party (BV) and Hungarian Coalition Party (MKP).

GDP (nominal): $373.606 billion
Major Trade Partners: Germany, Poland, Austria, Italy, France, Hungary, UK and USA
Major Exports: Automobiles, machinery, plastics, mineral fuels and ICT
Major Imports: Iron, steel, rubber, machinery, vehicles, plastics and mineral fuels
Oil Production: 28,127 BBL/D
Oil Consumption: 261,543 BBL/D
Proven Oil Reserves: 24,000,000 barrels
Defense Budget (USD): $3.6 billion
Alliance(s): NATO, EU and Visegrad Group

Military Name: Czechoslovak National Defense Forces (ČSNO/TNV/CNE)
Military Branches: Czechoslovak Army, Czechoslovak Air Force and Czechoslovak Border Guard

Active Duty: 42,000 soldiers and 12,800 civilians
Reserve Duty: 3,236
Total Manpower: 58,036

Tanks: 250
AFVs: 650
SPA: 170
Towed Artillery: 1200
Rocket Projectors: 400

Fighters: 100
Dedicated Attack: 50
Transports: 15
Trainers: 25
Special Mission: 20
Helicopters: 29
Attack Helicopters: 29

Aircraft Carriers: 0
Destroyers: 0
Frigates: 0
Corvettes: 0
Submarines: 0
Patrol: ~20
Mine Warfare: 0

Other Military Information: Czechia, Slovakia, Bohemia and Felvidek have their own "Regional Defense Forces" (Regionální Obranné Síly/Regionálne Obranné Sily/Regionalverteidigungskräfte/Regionális Védelmi Erők), which operates similarily to that of the US-based "state defense forces". The Czechoslovak Border Guard (Československá Pohraniční Stráž/Československá Pohraničná Stráž/Tschechoslowakischer Grenzwehr/Csehszlovák Határőrség) is a military branch that deals with border security. The ČPS also possesses patrol boats in the Danube and the upper Elbe, since Czechoslovakia is landlocked and doesn't possess larger rivers.

History Changes:
1989 - The Velvet Revolution occurs (same as IRL).
Early 1990 - Mikuláš Dzurinda is elected as head of the Slovak movement instead of Vladimír Mečiar. As Dzurinda is much more centrist and closer to the Czech, he is able to persuade the Czech to continue funneling money into Slovakia, provided they postpone talks of a split until 1994.
1990 - With money from Czechia, Slovakia is able to develop its infrastructure and create a start up and privatization program with help from west germany, this leads to increased levels of Slovak growth closing the once large gap between the Czech and Slovak economies over the next few years.
1991 - With the unification of Germany and division talks postponed, a movement arises in both northern and eastern Czechia among Bohemians to rejoin Germany. As protests erupt that summer, the Czech government agrees to a more devolved government in both northern and eastern Czechia.
1992 - The Slovak Magyars demand to be released to join Hungary, Slovakia seeks help from the Czechs, the Czechs agree and negotiate a similar devolution of powers agreement.
1993 - Growing demands from populations from all regions of the country demand talks to finally create a national unified government. A federal council system is created temporarily with the leaders from Bohemia (German-speaking Czechia), Czechia, Slovakia, and Felvidek (Upper Hungary) all getting representation. New elections lead to a more centrist government on all sides.
1994 - The federal council convenes in Vienna to discuss the possibility of split. The council creates a referendum, to create a devolved federation somewhat like Spain, or to separate and create 3 new nations. The referendum passes in favor of unification because:
Slovaks - no longer feel neglected by Czech government.
Czechs - no longer see the Slovaks as an economic burden and understand the ethnic tension due to the Bohemian movement.
Bohemians (Sudeten Germans) - don't see the Europeans as realistically letting them join Germany and don't feel threatened by the other groups in the country.
Felvidekians (Slovak Magyars) - start to see the rapid increase in corruption and authoritarianism in Hungary and no longer wish to join.
1995 - On January 1st 1995, the Czechslovak Parliament convenes in Prague, the capital of the nation, there are four official languages (Czech, Slovak, German and Hungarian). Like Belgium, the nation is divided into linguistically separate communities, whilst there is a national curriculum, the specifics of education are controlled by the linguistic communities. The nation is divided into four regions; Bohemia, with its capital in Pilsen; Czechia, with its capital in Brno; Slovakia, with its capital in Braitslava; and Felvidek, with its capital in Komarno. Prague is an independent city-state placed between Bohemia and Czechia (thus the Central Bohemian Region is divided between the two regions, while the city merges with both Praha-Západ and Praha-Východ to form a metropolitan area). Each region has a government (which includes a governor, a council of ministers and a regional legislature) and is divided into districts (who in turn are composed of municipalities).
1999 - Czechoslovakia joins NATO.
2004 - Czechoslovakia joins the European Union.
2006 - Czechoslovakia was recognized by the World Bank as a "developing country".
2007 - Czechoslovakia is affected by the Great Recession.
2009 - Czechoslovakia is ranked by the Human Development Index as a nation of "Very High Human Development".
2017 - A coalition government is formed by LSNS, ČSSD, ANO, BV and MKP.
2021 - Present-day.


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Postby The Manticoran Empire » Sun Aug 01, 2021 1:38 pm

Sao Nova Europa wrote:
Chewion wrote:Unfortunately someone just applied as North Korea. But you could be a South Korea intent on reunification? Another fun option might also be the UK going through Brexit or even Ethiopia/Egypt who are butting heads over the Blue Nile.


Can I be China then but have different policies on Xinjiang and Hong Kong, adopting a more conciliatory approach?

It is a possibility but one that I have trouble believing, given the nature of the CCP. The Chinese Communist Party is perhaps the most repressive regime in human history, seeking to retain as much control as they possibly can over the flow of information, to the point that they have made it illegal for FOREIGNERs to speak out against the regime.
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Postby The Manticoran Empire » Sun Aug 01, 2021 1:40 pm

Laka Strolistandiler wrote:But a minor question: can I make the Japan to be more powerful? For example, the Japanese not actually being under US occupation post WW2 but instead setting for a ceasefire which included Japan essentially leaving all of their colonies as well as partial disarmament, which could happen due to many reasons, the main ones being IJN still remaining an actually viable power (Leyte Gulf, Midway and Guadalcanal all went a bit better for the Japanese, with at least some of their fleet surviving to the 1945), Manhattan being just a few months behind the schedule, etc.
Over the time they’ll slowly become more pacifist and pro-American, essentially turning into a “somewhat of an ally” (like Pakistan but without US bases or troops)

So the earliest major changes can be made is 1990. Which means that the specific way you want Japan to be made more powerful is not possible in the contrivance of our specific RP. However, it is a possibility post 1990. There is a growing political movement in Japan to strengthen Japan's military and it has garnered enough support that Japan is building aircraft carriers again and has deployed troops overseas on more than one occaission.
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Nationstates Name: Monsone
Nation Name: Federal Republic of Germany (Germany)
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Postby Chewion » Sun Aug 01, 2021 1:46 pm

The Felan Federation wrote:Nationstates Name: the Felan Federation
Nation Name: Democratic People's Republic of Korea / North Korea
Capital: Pyongyang
Territory: North Korea
Population: ~25 million people
Official Language: Korean

Head of State: Kim Yo-jong
HoS Picture:Premier
Head of Government: Kim Yo-jong
HoG Picture: Premier
Legislature Name: Supreme People's Assembly
Party in Power: Workers' Party of Korea

GDP (nominal): $28.5 billion
Major Trade Partners: China, Russia, India
Major Exports: minerals, metallurgical products, manufactures (including armaments), textiles, agricultural and fishery products.
Major Imports: petroleum, coking coal, machinery and equipment, textiles, grain
Oil Production: North Korea imports jet fuel, diesel fuel, and gasoline from two refineries in Dalian, China, which arrive at the North Korean port of Nampo.
Oil Consumption: Reduced
Proven Oil Reserves: N/A
Defense Budget (USD):
Alliances: China

Military Branches: Korean People's Army (Ground Forces, Navy, Air and Anti-Air Force, Special Operations, Strategic Force)

Active Duty: 1,190,000
Reserve Duty: 6,300,000
Total Manpower: 7,679,000 troops

Tanks: 4300
AFVs: 2500
SPA: N/A
Towed Artillery: 8600
Rocket Projectors: 5500

Fighters: 466
Dedicated Attack: 34
Transports: 4
Trainers: 169
Special Mission: 80
Helicopters: 172
Attack Helicopters: 20

Aircraft Carriers: 0
Destroyers: 0
Frigates: 3
Corvettes: 14
Submarines: 70
Patrol: 191
Mine Warfare: 30

Other Military Information: (North Korea, will have nuclear missiles for a short period - also will likely decommission 70% of their Armed Forces post-peace and due to civil conflict)

History Changes: In 2020, Kim Jong-un is reported missing from public life and confined to his home as his health begins to slowly decline from the toll of leadership. Around April, he slips into a coma and would be rendered 'unresponsive' by the attending physician at hand. However, to prevent public chaos and reduce the risk of a civil conflict - Kim Yo-jong has much of the information silenced and prepares to take over the roles of his brother post his passing.

However, news of his imminent demise is leaked and Kim Pyong-il is informed by conservative members of the KPA of the 'comatose' Supreme Leader and manage to convince him to attempt to usurp Kim Yo-jong and Kim Ju-ae - due to their position as female members of the Kim Dynasty and his own status as the son of former leader and president of North Korea Kim Il-sung. Though there is an attempt, Kim Yo-jong manages to catch wind of the situation and escape Pyongyang. In the chaos, Kim Yo-jong manages to rally forces loyal to her cause and have them retake Pyongyang and soon enough arrest Kim Yo-jong.

...while the civil conflict lasts a few weeks and is officially written off as a 'military exercise' to the international community - Kim Yo-jong uses the excuse of 'disloyalty to the Kim Family' to purge away the more radical and conservative elements of both the KPA and the Workers' Party of Korea. The civil conflict would end up dragging on out until 2021 - mostly as low-key guerilla warfare and domestic terrorism. The resulting conflict removes the more conservative and more hardliners from power - however, it also ends up crippling the fragile economy and industry of North Korea. A situation that has led to Kim Yo-jong consider re-opening things with the West - as the world itself wonders of the 'actions' happening inside of North Korea.


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Arvenia wrote:NS Name: Arvenia
RP Name: Czechoslovak Federative Republic (CSFR/Československá Federativní Republika/Česko-Slovenská Federatívna Republika/Tschechoslowakische Bundesrepublik/Csehszlovák Szövetségi Köztársaság)
Capital: Prague
Territory: The green area in Europe
Population: 15,473,620
Official Language: Czech, Slovak, German and Hungarian

Head of State: President Miloš Zeman
HoS Picture: Miloš Zeman
Head of Government: Prime Minister Václav Horák (LSNS)
HoG Picture: Václav Horák
Legislature Name: Parliament (composed of upper "Senate" and lower "National Assembly")
Party in Power: A political alliance between Liberal National Social Party (LSNS), Czechoslovak Social Democratic Party (ČSSD), Action of Dissatisfied Citizens (ANO), Bohemian People's Party (BV) and Hungarian Coalition Party (MKP)

GDP (nominal): $373.606 billion
Major Trade Partners: Germany, Poland, Austria, Italy, France, Hungary, UK and USA
Major Exports: Automobiles, machinery, plastics, mineral fuels and ICT
Major Imports: Iron, steel, rubber, machinery, vehicles, plastics and mineral fuels
Oil Production: 28,127 BBL/D
Oil Consumption: 261,543 BBL/D
Proven Oil Reserves: 24,000,000 barrels
Defense Budget (USD): $3.6 billion
Alliance(s): NATO, EU and Visegrad Group

Military Name: Czechoslovak National Defense Forces (ČSNO/TNV/CNE)
Military Branches: Czechoslovak Army, Czechoslovak Air Force and Czechoslovak Border Guard

Active Duty: 42,000 soldiers and 12,800 civilians
Reserve Duty: 3,236
Total Manpower: 58,036

Tanks: 250
AFVs: 650
SPA: 170
Towed Artillery: 1200
Rocket Projectors: 400

Fighters: 100
Dedicated Attack: 50
Transports: 15
Trainers: 25
Special Mission: 20
Helicopters: 29
Attack Helicopters: 29

Aircraft Carriers: 0
Destroyers: 0
Frigates: 0
Corvettes: 0
Submarines: 0
Patrol: ~20
Mine Warfare: 0

Other Military Information: Czechia, Slovakia, Bohemia and Felvidek have their own "Regional Defense Forces" (Regionální Obranné Síly/Regionálne Obranné Sily/Regionalverteidigungskräfte/Regionális Védelmi Erők), which operates similarily to that of the US-based "state defense forces". The Czechoslovak Border Guard (Československá Pohraniční Stráž/Československá Pohraničná Stráž/Tschechoslowakischer Grenzwehr/Csehszlovák Határőrség) is a military branch that deals with border security. The ČPS also possesses patrol boats in the Danube and the upper Elbe, since Czechoslovakia is landlocked and doesn't possess larger rivers.

History Changes:
1989 - The Velvet Revolution occurs (same as IRL).
Early 1990 - Mikuláš Dzurinda is elected as head of the Slovak movement instead of Vladimír Mečiar. As Dzurinda is much more centrist and closer to the Czech, he is able to persuade the Czech to continue funneling money into Slovakia, provided they postpone talks of a split until 1994.
1990 - With money from Czechia, Slovakia is able to develop its infrastructure and create a start up and privatization program with help from west germany, this leads to increased levels of Slovak growth closing the once large gap between the Czech and Slovak economies over the next few years.
1991 - With the unification of Germany and division talks postponed, a movement arises in both northern and eastern Czechia among Bohemians to rejoin Germany. As protests erupt that summer, the Czech government agrees to a more devolved government in both northern and eastern Czechia.
1992 - The Slovak Magyars demand to be released to join Hungary, Slovakia seeks help from the Czechs, the Czechs agree and negotiate a similar devolution of powers agreement.
1993 - Growing demands from populations from all regions of the country demand talks to finally create a national unified government. A federal council system is created temporarily with the leaders from Bohemia (German-speaking Czechia), Czechia, Slovakia, and Felvidek (Upper Hungary) all getting representation. New elections lead to a more centrist government on all sides.
1994 - The federal council convenes in Vienna to discuss the possibility of split. The council creates a referendum, to create a devolved federation somewhat like Spain, or to separate and create 3 new nations. The referendum passes in favor of unification because:
Slovaks - no longer feel neglected by Czech government.
Czechs - no longer see the Slovaks as an economic burden and understand the ethnic tension due to the Bohemian movement.
Bohemians (Sudeten Germans) - don't see the Europeans as realistically letting them join Germany and don't feel threatened by the other groups in the country.
Felvidekians (Slovak Magyars) - start to see the rapid increase in corruption and authoritarianism in Hungary and no longer wish to join.
1995 - On January 1st 1995, the Czechslovak Parliament convenes in Prague, the capital of the nation, there are four official languages (Czech, Slovak, German and Hungarian). Like Belgium, the nation is divided into linguistically separate communities, whilst there is a national curriculum, the specifics of education are controlled by the linguistic communities. The nation is divided into four regions; Bohemia, with its capital in Pilsen; Czechia, with its capital in Brno; Slovakia, with its capital in Braitslava; and Felvidek, with its capital in Komarno. Prague is an independent city-state placed between Bohemia and Czechia (thus the Central Bohemian Region is divided between the two regions, while the city merges with both Praha-Západ and Praha-Východ to form a metropolitan area). Each region has a government (which includes a governor, a council of ministers and a regional legislature) and is divided into districts (who in turn are composed of municipalities).
1999 - Czechoslovakia joins NATO.
2004 - Czechoslovakia joins the European Union.
2006 - Czechoslovakia was recognized by the World Bank as a "developing country".
2007 - Czechoslovakia is affected by the Great Recession.
2009 - Czechoslovakia is ranked by the Human Development Index as a nation of "Very High Human Development".
2017 - A coalition government is formed by LSNS, ČSSD, ANO, BV and MKP.
2021 - Present-day.


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Postby Chewion » Sun Aug 01, 2021 1:48 pm

Monsone wrote:Nationstates Name: Monsone
Nation Name: Federal Republic of Germany (Germany)

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Postby Laka Strolistandiler » Sun Aug 01, 2021 1:49 pm

The Manticoran Empire wrote:So the earliest major changes can be made is 1990. Which means that the specific way you want Japan to be made more powerful is not possible in the contrivance of our specific RP. However, it is a possibility post 1990. There is a growing political movement in Japan to strengthen Japan's military and it has garnered enough support that Japan is building aircraft carriers again and has deployed troops overseas on more than one occaission.

All right then- another version. Japan somehow evades 1990’s financial crisis (or it’s effect is far less prevalent than IRL, because of effective gov actions and is able to maintain larger fraction of it’s 80’s economical growth, with the additional continual rise in nationalism, which results in Article 9 being repelled somewhere around late 90’s-early 2000’s. Later Japan would distance itself away from the US further in further, remaining an ally but being more self-dependent in the matter. Also far MORE anti-Chinese than it’s IRL. Maybe will try to regain Kuril Islands diplomatically or something…

Also can I reserve Japan until the end of the discussion?

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Postby Chewion » Sun Aug 01, 2021 1:49 pm

The Manticoran Empire wrote:
Sao Nova Europa wrote:
Can I be China then but have different policies on Xinjiang and Hong Kong, adopting a more conciliatory approach?

It is a possibility but one that I have trouble believing, given the nature of the CCP. The Chinese Communist Party is perhaps the most repressive regime in human history, seeking to retain as much control as they possibly can over the flow of information, to the point that they have made it illegal for FOREIGNERs to speak out against the regime.

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Postby Sao Nova Europa » Sun Aug 01, 2021 1:49 pm

Going to be pro-PRC (kinda) Taiwan. Xi Jinping is somewhat less provocative in public speeches about Taiwan in 2019/2020, so Tsai Ing-wen does not get a bump in polls as in RL and Han Kuo-yu of KMT barely wins the election.
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Postby Chewion » Sun Aug 01, 2021 1:50 pm

Laka Strolistandiler wrote:
The Manticoran Empire wrote:So the earliest major changes can be made is 1990. Which means that the specific way you want Japan to be made more powerful is not possible in the contrivance of our specific RP. However, it is a possibility post 1990. There is a growing political movement in Japan to strengthen Japan's military and it has garnered enough support that Japan is building aircraft carriers again and has deployed troops overseas on more than one occaission.

All right then- another version. Japan somehow evades 1990’s financial crisis (or it’s effect is far less prevalent than IRL, because of effective gov actions and is able to maintain larger fraction of it’s 80’s economical growth, with the additional continual rise in nationalism, which results in Article 9 being repelled somewhere around late 90’s-early 2000’s. Later Japan would distance itself away from the US further in further, remaining an ally but being more self-dependent in the matter. Also far MORE anti-Chinese than it’s IRL. Maybe will try to regain Kuril Islands diplomatically or something…

Also can I reserve Japan until the end of the discussion?

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