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The fall season of 2036 is fresh with new governing powers. Here's the beginning blabber belt.

Highlights:
-New nations
-New alliances
-New everything else
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| November 1, 2010, 10:22 pm
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Hello all. Most of you will remember me as Finland and the "BAMF" alliance from last time around so here we go. Through a sweeping series of political changes resulting from the shift of global power, Finland and Sweden have united to form the Union of Federated Scandinavia (UFS). The UFS' primary goal is to unite and protect all Scandinavian countries from outside influence, thereby preserving the rich and wonderful culture that can only be found in wonderful Scandinavia.

The peaceful transition has brought a period of happiness and stability to the region. The military forces are going to be slightly more alert at the moment. We still would like to maintain that all Scandinavian nations that desire to become a part of the UFS can do so, but as our power is being collected, we will not be entirely forthcoming for this goal immediately.

As a part of a industrial improvement project (number 2 goal of the UFS) shipyard upgrades are being considered to expand upon Finland's already extensive yards. Heavy engineering companies in Sweden are being encouraged to focus heavily on the domestic market, as that area has just nearly doubled.

All in all, the UFS hopes to bring a strong sense of traditional culture behind the veil of a strong emerging nation.
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| November 1, 2010, 10:28 pm
(Note: The PCU was created in 2014 after the fall of the United States. John Hood was the main leader, but he died, leaving me in charge. This timeline will be set up exactly like the 21st Century World for me, except without the US conquering. K?)

In other news, the PCU welcomes the new nations into the fray. Three Arleigh Burke Destroyers will be sent to China to secure relations between the two.

Back on the home front, jobs are being created by forming lakes in East California, and firefighting teams are being set up to combat those nasty fires.

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| November 1, 2010, 10:36 pm
Quoting Jake H.
I'd like to start the slave trad back up, and I hope to reconquer Carthage. Alliance?

Yea sure, you can be in a minor alliance with me, and if you work hard enough and drink milk you can become a major alliance!
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| November 1, 2010, 10:41 pm
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Quoting Jake H.
Italy:
-government controlled slavery
-Gov. drug agriculture
-Gov. criminal gangs
-we're opening up negotiations with Columbia.


Way to copy the PCU. /thumbs up

Anyways, after the collapse of America, a Chinese soldier whose name you aren't going to know right now teamed up with an American and a Greek man to topple the de-stabilizing People's Republic of China. The result was the Mandate of Heaven passing onto the Empire reborn. It is here our story begins...

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| November 1, 2010, 10:41 pm
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Quoting Jake H.
I'd like to start the slave trad back up, and I hope to reconquer Carthage. Alliance?

With basic human rights established internationally, the slave trade will of course come under fire. Any nation with at least one liberal man will be swayed to intervene. Granted you're population is quite elderly and you lack vitality, putting down mass groups of peoples would be a logistical no-no.
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| November 1, 2010, 10:43 pm
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Quoting Jake H.
The PCU has it >_>
and it would be...different, I'll explain when I have a keyboard bigger than my hand.

The same regards go to the PCU minus the elderly population.
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| November 1, 2010, 10:49 pm
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Quoting Jake H.
The PCU has it >_>
and it would be...different, I'll explain when I have a keyboard bigger than my hand.


They key about this group is that it is a more realistic compliment to the classic 21st Century World. So where in 21st century you could get away with it, if you choose to reinstate slavery here, expect major public outcry and economic shifts. Just my warning about it.
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| November 1, 2010, 10:50 pm
Quoting Dr. Spontaneous
elderly population.

excuse me while I research Italy some more.
By the way, my family is pretty Italian and I had a great uncle in the Mafia. He left to become a priest. Ironic huh?
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| November 1, 2010, 10:50 pm
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Quoting Jake H.
Again, it won't be slavery-slavery, but something similar-ish.


So like Indentured Servants? Still, pretty risky in terms of public opinion, but less severe than slavery. Only problem with indentured servants is since most of your area of the world is heavily populated and all the land is taken, there would be little incentive for it. So just make sure that its not slavery, but it makes sense unlike indentured servants.
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| November 1, 2010, 10:53 pm
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Erik, Evan, Matt, can you make a rule against double posting?

Meanwhile: What part of the army joined us against the PRC is engaging in training new recruits, preparing to bring the new Emperor's rule to those beyond. It's been about 20 years since the takeover (2016), and all that time hasn't gone to waste, as you will soon see.
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| November 1, 2010, 10:54 pm
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Quoting Jake H.
excuse me why I research Italy some more.
By the way, my family is pretty Italian and I had a great uncle in the Mafia. He left to become a priest. Ironic huh?

And I don't mean your population is entirely old. But the demographic transition and current rates of social stimuli point at higher numbers of persons above the age of 60 than those found now. And the social stimuli/depressants would of course be the Catholic hearth. Seeing as though more eyes peer on the Vatican and in turn the Vatican preaching certain family/reproductive behaviors, less females are wanting children that they cannot support with only one parent working.

Anyhow, ironic indeed.
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| November 1, 2010, 10:54 pm
After nearly 50 years of economic standstill and poverty, a determined group of rebels overthrew the communist regime in Cuba, and carefully made plans went into effect as a constitution forcefully became law. This constitution was based after the US Constitution, however it was modified to fit modern times. With the aid of the military, elections were had and a Congress was sworn in. Both nations of Hispaniola agreed to unify, as did Puerto Rico, into what is now known as the Constitutional Democracy of Cuba. A mainly capitalist government, it is the aim to become economically stable though the “green” energy industry, and maintain a high level of hegemony in the region. We are planning on lessening our reliance on the tobacco industry, and hope to eventually ban the growth of this toxic substance. It is also a high priority to restructure the military, and modernize it as much as possible. High taxes will be placed on automobile gasoline, and much research will be devoted to developing renewable energy sources. Job programs for the unemployed will focus on the agriculture and fishing industries, and we would eventually like to offer ample socialized healthcare. We would like to restate that we are Socialist Democracy, and do not endorse or promote Communism.
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| November 1, 2010, 11:00 pm
Quoting -> avalella
and do not endorse or promote Communism.

:L
Tomorrow, I'll have a large update for Italy up.

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| November 1, 2010, 11:03 pm
Quoting Evan Melick
Carthage is just a ruin, you're talking to Tunisia about buying the ruins?

Yes. I really just want the land, although hopefully a small city might be encouraged to spring up there.

What do the Admins think?
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| November 1, 2010, 11:09 pm
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Quoting Jake H.
Yes. I really just want the land, although hopefully a small city might be encouraged to spring up there.

What do the Admins think?


If you want to pour a large part of your GDP into making a city there, do it up.
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| November 1, 2010, 11:25 pm
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Russia is underway in reorganizing all structures of political touch. The military of course being our main concern for the moment seeing as though a strong foundation of defense will mean a strong web of growth in other fields. As of late, Russia will be attempting to fully rid of conscription/draft and move to a volunteer-only method of operation. Those men who do not re-register in the system, so to speak, will be released with a year's pay and benefits under their belt to help them off their feet; not in a lump sum of course. Most of the Cold War equipment that has been collecting dust and snow will most likely be scrapped and bits sold on the foreign market. The resources re-collected will be put to newer vehicle contracts to make a more contemporary force. Instead of quantity demands, we hope for quality demands meant to protect the boys serving.

On an economic and social benefits standpoint, the census bureau will be working overtime to meet the new requirements. Those persons over 60 years of age or with severe disabilities will of course be receiving government grants to help them along and prolong their lives. A transitional period of persons between 50-55 years of age will give them two-thirds of the extended social benefits. All persons below these two groups and in stable or good health will be required to purchase their own health services aside from the basic doctor's visit. Of course those persons who cannot pay for more subjective care (i.e. cancer treatment) will be receiving special interests from the governing body to help them with payment plans.

We will also try to transition to a free market with a nearly "everything goes" policy. Still, basic principles will be ensured so competition is thriving. If it's obvious that a conglomerate or union of businesses it over-pressing the smaller businesses, taxation upon those of larger value will be fluctuate to act slightly as a stand-down notice. Aside from that though, taxation will be greatly reduced upon said larger businesses so employments stays within the country and outsourcing is less popular.

In terms of governance, we're still experimenting with the Russian democracy. With all the madness of numerous small states and few, but larger big states, a re-administration must be drawn. Larger sectors will be designed to fit into even larger quadrants. This will decrease the funds going to the direct-governing officials doing almost nothing and will increase the effectiveness of defense. Those areas near hot-zones, if you will, like the Caucus area will remain somewhat smaller. Of course we have to increase the zones by some degree, but keeping them fractured for the moment will decrease the effectiveness of terror cells. Expendable cochons, no?

Speaking of terror cells, increased funding will go to local police forces. Domestic bombings are unacceptable and will be several punished henceforth. Civvie lives are not means of medium to be tossed about for a cause not civil enough to be tried by a just court.
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| November 1, 2010, 11:49 pm
Because my ancestors were either in the Mafia, building ships, or baking bread, that's what my economy is going to be based on.
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| November 1, 2010, 11:56 pm
The Atlantic Union would like to request an alliance and trade agreements with the Pacific Union.
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| November 2, 2010, 12:01 am
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For the past fifteen or so years, the little Empire of Kaoxiang (yes, that actually means something) has waited as our economy builds up and military readies. We have 900,000 able bodied men, ready and willing to enforce the Mandate of Heaven. With help from our Western friends in the Pacific Union, we have developed the Miantiao fighter (labelled as plane WIP on Flickr), which will work in both air forces and as of now not be available for purchase. In addition to these, we have a large collection of Type 96 and 99 tanks inherited from our segment of the People's Liberation Army. These two will be eventually replaced with something better.

Our first act of wickedness will be to secure neighboring provinces from rebel and PRC-loyal forces, who have been all too disorganized to do much in these past years. Tonight, we move in to annex Shanghai, and invade the PRC holdouts in Zhejiang and Fujian. A smaller forces will move on the much less populated provinces of Jilin and Heilongjiang.

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| November 2, 2010, 12:13 am
For awhile the former states on the Atlantic coast had been watching the Pacific Union, seeing their success, the Atlantic Union was formed, to united the now broken states into a whole once again.
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| November 2, 2010, 12:21 am
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Amongst what used to be the great military bases of the US, a military faction arose to defend themselves against the darkness looming on the horizon. All the military hardware is being hauled out of the mothballs and back up to specks. From NORAD to Ft. Carson to Davis-Monthan, units are being called up from peace to protect their families.

Government: Military Council (though largely a democracy).

There, and I have now successfully seized about a quarter of the US military...

As a side note, I actually do live in Colorado, Colorado Springs specifically.

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| November 2, 2010, 1:08 am
Quoting Awesome-o-saurus The Not-So-Great
Miantiao fighter


The noodle fighter, haha that's ingenious. If you want any words translated just ask me.

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| November 2, 2010, 8:26 am
The Atlantic Union has begun negotiations with the former state of New York and Washington D.C.
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| November 2, 2010, 11:36 am
A handful of you may remember me from the good ol' days when Nick and I got along, some of you may know me as the crazy rebel who got his rear-end handed to him by the PCU. Now I'm back, with a real country.

As for something that pertains to this group;
The Confederation of Southeastern States would like to extend its southern hospitality to our friends in the North in New England, to the West in Texas and to the South in Cuba by asking if they would like to open up free trade between the four of our nations, the CSS (my nation) serving as a hub for all four of us to be connected.
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| November 2, 2010, 1:19 pm
The CSS will follow en suite and begin scrounging up all old U.S. military hardware. Naval bases in Florida will reopened and New Orleans will be opened for trade.
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| November 2, 2010, 1:27 pm
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Quoting henry wang

The noodle fighter, haha that's ingenious. If you want any words translated just ask me.


I'm glad someone found it out. I have a thing about naming all my stuff after unlikely things. Anyways, I think I'll have quite a few translations for you yet.
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| November 2, 2010, 2:59 pm
Quoting Will G.
A handful of you may remember me from the good ol' days when Nick and I got along, some of you may know me as the crazy rebel who got his rear-end handed to him by the PCU. Now I'm back, with a real country.

As for something that pertains to this group;
The Confederation of Southeastern States would like to extend its southern hospitality to our friends in the North in New England, to the West in Texas and to the South in Cuba by asking if they would like to open up free trade between the four of our nations, the CSS (my nation) serving as a hub for all four of us to be connected.

I propose something like the ARTS project. 4 high speed, electric trains.
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| November 2, 2010, 4:21 pm
Quoting Jake H.
I propose something like the ARTS project. 4 high speed, electric trains.

Well, I suppose a 90 mile long tunnel underwater is feasible, but it is highly improbable that our four new nations could do that.
Instead of making a transportation system I was proposing a trade agreement. How about the American Atlantic Trade Agreement, a system in which all of our nations have open trading borders, and Ultra is aloud to go through my borders to get to New England and you can use New Orleans to transport goods to Canada and other parts of the U.S. along the Mississippi.
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| November 2, 2010, 4:39 pm
The PCU is launching a conquest, not to gain resources, but to gain other things.

2 Regiments of Army troopers, and 3 MT-1s will be airlifted to the Ardmore Airport via various planes such as the C-17 and the C-5. Seeing as how the PCU's leader is from the town, we don't expect as much resistance as we would from another town in another area.


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| November 2, 2010, 4:42 pm
Meet the Union of The Midwest.(UTM)
- Millitary training has begun
- The Upper Peninsula of Michigan is being fortified on the Canadian border. (Don't want those Canucks getting in, do I?)
- I am requesting a non-aggression pact with any American countries.
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| November 2, 2010, 5:20 pm
Quoting Will G.
Well, I suppose a 90 mile long tunnel underwater is feasible, but it is highly improbable that our four new nations could do that.
Instead of making a transportation system I was proposing a trade agreement. How about the American Atlantic Trade Agreement, a system in which all of our nations have open trading borders, and Ultra is aloud to go through my borders to get to New England and you can use New Orleans to transport goods to Canada and other parts of the U.S. along the Mississippi.

Yes, a bunch of ships would have to be used to get to Cuba, but for the rest of us it would work.

In Socialists Union:
-all military units/vehicles are being dragged out of warehouses and such.
-One reason I wanted NE is because of their robotics and hospitals, so most of my units are going to be unmanned.
-The SU is expressing interest in the great lakes area, so look out.
-Relations are being improved with Ontario, and negotiations are being made to attain their Great Lakes territory.
-we're also setting up military factories and selling/scrounging old, outdated, or just inferior equipment.
-a nuclear reactor is being built in New England.
-advanced batteries are being researched
-solar roofs are being heavily encouraged
-wind energy off the coast is being also
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| November 2, 2010, 5:34 pm
Brief history- KJI II dies, leaving the government in collapse and confusion, in the wake, the south decides to take the oppertunity and invades, leaving the distrut north in chaos. Eventually, they conqure them and reunite the north and south.(too lazy to make a interesting story.) In no mans land they build a new capital for both sides, and Korea is reunited. (unbelivable, I know... But, I can't think of anything now.)


Anyway, Korea is now fixing up their economy, building solar and wind plants to save fuel for vehicles, and fixing infastructure. The entire army is being reitted, old vehicles are being melted down and/or sold to other countries. New designs for vehicles are going under way.

Phew≈ there ...
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| November 2, 2010, 5:35 pm
Quoting Finn C-Q
Brief history- KJI II dies, leaving the government in collapse and confusion, in the wake, the south decides to take the oppertunity and invades, leaving the distrut north in chaos. Eventually, they conqure them and reunite the north and south.(too lazy to make a interesting story.) In no mans land they build a new capital for both sides, and Korea is reunited. (unbelivable, I know... But, I can't think of anything now.)


Anyway, Korea is now fixing up their economy, building solar and wind plants to save fuel for vehicles, and fixing infastructure. The entire army is being reitted, old vehicles are being melted down and/or sold to other countries. New designs for vehicles are going under way.

Phew≈ there ...

I would like an alliance with the man legit enough to pick one of the coolest Asian countries.
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| November 2, 2010, 5:37 pm
Quoting Jake H.
I would like an alliance with the man legit enough to pick one of the coolest Asian countries.

What country are ye?
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| November 2, 2010, 5:38 pm
Quoting Awesome-o-saurus The Not-So-Great

I'm glad someone found it out. I have a thing about naming all my stuff after unlikely things. Anyways, I think I'll have quite a few translations for you yet.


I hope you realize that I am Chinese and I speak Chinese fluently. I don't think that you will have any translations that will get passed me.

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| November 2, 2010, 5:41 pm
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The UFS would like to make a revised defesne pact with Norway, considering that the old ones became void when the UFS was formed. Estonia is also invited to the UFS, as they have a fairly Scandinavian culture. If they chose to do so, then they will of course enjoy the benefits of being in a thoroughly modern country with a strong economy.
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| November 2, 2010, 5:51 pm
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Quoting Thomas N

Anyway, we propose working together with the the UFS to keep the glorious traditions of the Baltic area alive and well!


Of course, we welcome the introduction of a new ally in these rather chaotic times. I propose a tarrif-free trade agreement (similar to NAFTA), as well as a loose alliance of friendship.
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| November 2, 2010, 5:53 pm
The Atlantic Union is calling up its army and is supplying more funding to the Naval academy at Annapolis.
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| November 2, 2010, 5:59 pm
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Quoting henry wang

I hope you realize that I am Chinese and I speak Chinese fluently. I don't think that you will have any translations that will get passed me.


Your last name gave it away. Anyways, as I said, you're gonna be my new translator. If that's alright with you.

Moving on:

Forces moving into the north have met no resistance, but they're only a day into Inner Manchuria. To the south, the PRC holdouts have put up a decent resistance, but no signs of air power from our opponents have led to our so-called Noodle Fighters to have total air superiority. Any target that moves into open ground is insta-toasted. For them, it was the most important day of their lives. For us... It was Tuesday.

Quoting Brendan Dore

That's all for now, folks.


You stay away from Taiwan and the other islands. /shakes fist
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| November 2, 2010, 6:15 pm
Quoting Awesome-o-saurus The Not-So-Great

Your last name gave it away. Anyways, as I said, you're gonna be my new translator. If that's alright with you.

Moving on:

Forces moving into the north have met no resistance, but they're only a day into Inner Manchuria. To the south, the PRC holdouts have put up a decent resistance, but no signs of air power from our opponents have led to our so-called Noodle Fighters to have total air superiority. Any target that moves into open ground is insta-toasted. For them, it was the most important day of their lives. For us... It was Tuesday.

Quoting Brendan Dore

That's all for now, folks.


You stay away from Taiwan and the other islands. /shakes fist


Ok I'll be your translator.

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| November 2, 2010, 6:22 pm
The CDC accepts the invatation to join the AACA. We will begin to reorganize our military, and are discharging 1,000,000 reservists. They will be provided jobs in the Labor Corps, a state-run organization dedicated to employing workers into the agricultural, fishing, construction and alternative energy industries. We are also scrapping a large portion of our military equipment for conversion into industrial machinery. A planning board has been commisioned to do research into alternative energy.
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| November 2, 2010, 6:25 pm
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Quoting Brendan Dore
Nyeh to you and your noodle-shakers.

Heh, noodle-shaker.


So be it!
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| November 2, 2010, 6:30 pm
Quoting Finn C-Q
What country are ye?

I'm over in the US and Canada
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| November 2, 2010, 6:49 pm
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The Russian Federation has decided to alter the stations of present military forces; into quadrants if you will. The first quadrant, Capital Quarter, will of course encompass Moscow and the other northern population centers. The second quadrant, Caucasus Quarter will stretch south of Moscow and into the Caucasus region. The third quarter, Middle Quarter, will encompass from 60 degrees north to 120 degrees north. This span is larger, but contains fewer prime targets. The last quarter, East Quarter, will encompass the rest of the Russian Federation beyond Middle Quarter.

The primary focus is to now bolster the forces in East Quarter. It will be receiving 1/3 of the present military standards as to prepare for any Asian expansionists seeking hostilities. Military bases will be expanded in Sakhalin along with the Quarter's central command.

The Caucasus Quarter will be getting similar treatment. With insurgencies and self-imposed breakaway states an ever-present threat, strict military stand-offs will likely be held at future dates. Rebellions that propose harm to the Russian Federation are known to be in the area with more and more support from other radical parties across the globe. Thus, COIN divisions will be implemented as a police force to compliment the patrols already there.

Aside from that, "green" energy programs are underway to construct solar farms in the Arctic bits of the Federation and hydroelectric turbines off the coast of the Kaliningrad Oblast. The latter will help said administrative zone become less reliant on neighboring states.
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| November 2, 2010, 6:58 pm
Quoting Brendan Dore
Me!

Aye Japan's pretty cool too.

I don't suppose you'd be willing to let some of your artists help the SU have more anime?
Because we all know anime is the best.
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| November 2, 2010, 7:04 pm
Legit back story:
After the fall of America, Portugal became a very unstable country for some reason. Spain had kept it's head cool, and then proceeded to "restore order" there. Spain was victorious, and then took several years to reform the economy and government. The result of which is a slightly socialist state. Now Spain looks toward military reform, with efforts to remake the Armada in order to be an influential power world wide.

We even have the Inquisition again, although they're not killing any Muslims yet
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| November 2, 2010, 7:10 pm
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Quoting Ham N' Biscuits
Legit back story:
After the fall of America, Portugal became a very unstable country for some reason. Spain had kept it's head cool, and then proceeded to "restore order" there. Spain was victorious, and then took several years to reform the economy and government. The result of which is a slightly socialist state. Now Spain looks toward military reform, with efforts to remake the Armada in order to be an influential power world wide.

We even have the Inquisition again, although they're not killing any Muslims yet


You labelled your nation as the Republic of Spain, but in reality, it's the Kingdom of Spain. Inquisition+Monarchy would work, but Inquisition+President would be like Iran. So >.>
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| November 2, 2010, 7:11 pm
Quoting Awesome-o-saurus The Not-So-Great

You labelled your nation as the Republic of Spain, but in reality, it's the Kingdom of Spain. Inquisition+Monarchy would work, but Inquisition+President would be like Iran. So >.>


True that. I'll edit that.
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| November 2, 2010, 7:14 pm
The CSS has released its first helicopter, the CSS-36 Light Attack Gunship. It will be open for purchase after it is mass produced, along with all other Southeastern technology.

We are re-opening electric windmill plants and trying to convert many cities over to be powered by this wind energy if they aren't already. Elections were held today, but there wan't much turnout and some people are literally having to be pressured into power.

In other news the national language has been changed to English.

To all nations in the America's bordering the Atlantic ocean, we invite you to join the American Atlantic Trade Pact. A pact that ensures free trade amongst all nations in America bordering the Atlantic ocean and passage through the Mississippi River as well as open border crossing and free passage through national waters for shipping purposes only.
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| November 2, 2010, 7:20 pm
Is it right for me to assume British Gibraltar is no longer British?
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| November 2, 2010, 7:24 pm
Quoting Brendan Dore
Yeah, I wish I could list my plans, but every time I try to comment in the Statistics thread, it never shows up.

Yamas***a?
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| November 2, 2010, 8:12 pm
I'd like to request an alliance with Japan. Seeing as we both have extensive robotics research, I think we could speed up development in that area. I also have a good deal in of land MOCs while you have a good deal of sea MOCs, so maybe we could work something out with production rights?
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| November 2, 2010, 8:16 pm
Quoting Ham N' Biscuits
Is it right for me to assume British Gibraltar is no longer British?


No, I claimed all teritories currently controlled by The UK. Although, Britain is willing to negotiate with Spain for Gibralter.

We are also very interested in forming some sort of trade and military alliance with Spain and maybe other countries in Europe.

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| November 2, 2010, 8:25 pm
Yellooooo.

Of course I'm here, as much as I really don't feel like being here, I feel like I have to maintain some sort of presence where it is most concentrated...

Anyway, I'll be the Federation of Osea, and will take the rest of Canada.
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| November 2, 2010, 8:35 pm
Quoting Kaiser Pharaoh Cliffe
Yellooooo.

Of course I'm here, as much as I really don't feel like being here, I feel like I have to maintain some sort of presence where it is most concentrated...

Anyway, I'll be the Federation of Osea, and will take the rest of Canada.

I've already expressed interest in Ontario, and your population can't exceed 129 mil.
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| November 2, 2010, 8:36 pm
Quoting Jake H.
I've already expressed interest in Ontario, and your population can't exceed 129 mil.

Canada as a whole only has 35,000,000 people. Taking out what I own of it and what others own of it, it's even less. So BBQ.
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| November 2, 2010, 8:40 pm
Quoting Nick Shelton
Canada as a whole only has 35,000,000 people. Taking out what I own of it and what others own of it, it's even less. So BBQ.

Eh, I just want southern Ontario.
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| November 2, 2010, 8:41 pm
Quoting Thomas N
You'll have to express interest somewhere else then, without Ontario, Canada loses its chief economic and population base.

Exactly.

Although I really just want the Southern part.
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| November 2, 2010, 8:43 pm
I plan on possibly having Toronto as my capital...

...so yeah.
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| November 2, 2010, 8:43 pm
Quoting Kaiser Pharaoh Cliffe
I plan on possibly having Toronto as my capital...

...so yeah.

Okay, I'll be keeping an eye on you though.

/orders ships to be moved into great lakes.
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| November 2, 2010, 8:45 pm
Quoting Thomas N
/facepalm


No. I want southern Ontario, and that's why.
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| November 2, 2010, 8:46 pm
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Estonia has graciously denied invitation to the UFS, expressing interest to join the Baltic Union instead. We wish them on their merry way.

To increase productivity of my ageing population, the UFS has begun incentive programs to work past 60, with large generous pensions, and immediate high-quality healthcare. In the meantime, the rest of the population will receive basic healthcare consisting on 3 doctor's visits a year and 1 hospital visit. If they want more comprehensive coverage (or desire better treatment) they will have to pay a premium.

Using some federal aid, Bofors has agreed to expand and make more factories and increase production of war materials. An appropriate amount of our budget is going to acquiring more vehicles.

The UFS and Russia have both expressed future interest in trade deals. Further development on this later.
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| November 2, 2010, 9:07 pm
Quoting Thomas N
You'll have to express interest somewhere else then, without Ontario, Canada loses its chief economic and population base.

Leave the bossing around to the admins.
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| November 2, 2010, 9:14 pm
Quoting Will G.
Leave the bossing around to the admins.

/highfive
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| November 2, 2010, 9:36 pm
The CDC has begun a modernization program of it's active duty T-55s and T-64s. They will be upgunned with a 120mm smoothbore barrels, with more advanced targetting systems. Side skirts will be added, and they (along with the turrets and frontal armor) will be fitted with ERA. Several ships in our navy are also being refitted for duty. We expect this modernization process to take about 2 weeks. The military has finished reorganizing, and we are preparing to hold training exercises later this week. An advanced production commitee has been formed and is begining research on more efficient and envoirmentally friendly forms of production.
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| November 2, 2010, 9:52 pm
In the SU, the gov. is buying up businesses and property around the Ontario-great lakes area, and helping local fisheries, tackle shops, etc.
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| November 2, 2010, 9:53 pm
Modernization of our small navy will begin tomorrow. Looking to purchase ships...
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| November 2, 2010, 10:34 pm
Quoting Jake H.
I'm over in the US and Canada

Sure thing
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| November 2, 2010, 10:37 pm
Also seeking ally-ness with Brendon/Japan to help develop my economy
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| November 2, 2010, 10:39 pm
Quoting Thomas N
Well, over the past few hours, Poland mobilized its air force against us. Our own Luftwaffe was called in for defense, and we found ourselves up against Mig-29s with only a few AR-13as, and they performed beautifully. In a matter of hours, all of the Mig-29s were destroyed and we hadn't lost a single plane, a testament to the true fighting skill of the Luftwaffe's pilots, and to the new fighter put out by Aero Royale, our fantastic aircraft manufacturing company.

We are placing orders for many more AR-13as, which should supplement Aero Royale's income enough for them to get working on the AR-14a, the carrier version of the AR-13a, which should be ready for deployment with the first two Aircraft carriers as soon as they are built.

A state of total war now exists between the fledgling Baltic Union and Poland. We have sent our armored and mechanized infantry divisions to the Polish border to begin smashing any Polish units that approach us, and we may be able to win some land from this little altercation.

Latvia and Lithuania are being urged more strongly than ever to join up and support with this crisis, which we expect will have ramifications for them as well.

HEIL LUFTWAFFE!!! :D
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| November 2, 2010, 11:34 pm
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Kaoxiang China would like to request help with our naval development program from the Pacific Union, in return for... Stuff.

In the war situation, 6,000 troops rolled into the administrative capital of Jilin, Changchun, unopposed. Heilongjiang will be secured within five days as well. To the south, armor and troops have reached the outskirts of Hangzhou, a PRC stronghold in the area. Though the surrounding country will fall quickly, the city is expected to last at the very least a weak. We're counting on the local populace to assist us. Planes are making regular attack runs on defenses, we suspect the remaining PRC air power is somewhere to the south, probably in Guangzhou.
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| November 2, 2010, 11:39 pm
Quoting Awesome-o-saurus The Not-So-Great
Kaoxiang China would like to request help with our naval development program from the Pacific Union, in return for... Stuff.

In the war situation, 6,000 troops rolled into the administrative capital of Jilin, Changchun, unopposed. Heilongjiang will be secured within five days as well. To the south, armor and troops have reached the outskirts of Hangzhou, a PRC stronghold in the area. Though the surrounding country will fall quickly, the city is expected to last at the very least a weak. We're counting on the local populace to assist us. Planes are making regular attack runs on defenses, we suspect the remaining PRC air power is somewhere to the south, probably in Guangzhou.

Stuff better be Priority One in the factories, son.
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| November 3, 2010, 12:03 am
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Quoting Nick Shelton
Stuff better be Priority One in the factories, son.


Oh, it will be... It will be.

On the note of productions, our Greek friend in the government has finalized a series of prototype vehicles and weapons for use by the Imperial forces, the first to which is a certain attack helicopter...
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| November 3, 2010, 12:04 am
After the destabilization of the world His Majesty's government decided that it is precedent to unite all of the territories of the UK and to reunite the country of Ireland back into the Commonwealth. This will allow us to be both stronger and better protected. Parliament and the king have also decided that this would be a perfect period of time to expand, enlarge its territories, and enlarge influence across the world. To do this it has been decided that the military must be modernized, upgraded, and grown. We also understands that the people should not have to pay the extra taxes for this venture; so, there will be investments made in all types of energy fields. For the most part there will be no changes to the government structure and policies of England.
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| November 3, 2010, 3:42 pm
In the CDC, 3 desalinization facilities are will begin construction around the islands of Hispanola and Puerto Rico (2 on Hispanola and 1 in Puerto Rico). They Labor Corps will be responsible for the contruction, and we are expecting a boost in the local economies surrounding each site. These three facilities are expected to privide most of the water for these islands, and this project will act as a test run for Cuban based plans.
Our military will begin intensive training exercises today. There will be 3 excersises going on, 2 focusing on amphibious warfare and 1 on urban warfare. After these are over, an assesment will take place to determine what vehicles need immediate replace, and what areas further training should focus on. High morale is already being displayed by soldiers eager to proove themselves.
Research is continuing into more efficient and eco-friendly method of production, and we are already seeing economic growth. In the agriculture and fishing industries, employment is rising steadily (thanks to the new Labor Corps), and we are hoping to soon see the large plantations of the past return.
Research into green energy is continuing steadily.
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| November 3, 2010, 3:43 pm
@ Jake: Alliance? Also do I have rights to your designs in this group?
On to the update:
-Milliraty is running propaganda and recruiting.
-Airforce and Army on the ready.
-Production of vehicles begin.
Y'all better keep your hands off Lake Michigan, or things will get messy!
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| November 3, 2010, 3:57 pm
Quoting Brikkr ™
@ Jake: Alliance? Also do I have rights to your designs in this group?
On to the update:
-Milliraty is running propaganda and recruiting.
-Airforce and Army on the ready.
-Production of vehicles begin.
Y'all better keep your hands off Lake Michigan, or things will get messy!

Yes, together we can take the lakes.

You can have production rights on
3 land vehicles of your choice.
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| November 3, 2010, 4:11 pm
Negotiations have failed with Ontario, after an uprising so...

Negotiations have begun with Ottawa, and everything south of the Ottowa river. Military ships have started to move into the great lakes.
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| November 3, 2010, 4:16 pm
Quoting Jake H.
Yes, together we can take the lakes.

You can have production rights on
3 land vehicles of your choice.

How about we have rights on eachothers vehicles like in the AA. Ok, Alliance it is.
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| November 3, 2010, 4:18 pm
Quoting Brikkr ™
How about we have rights on eachothers vehicles like in the AA.

Maybe later, but I'm playing this like Total War. Tons of minor alliances, then major alliances once I can sort friend from foe.
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| November 3, 2010, 4:19 pm
-Naval patrols in Lake Michigan, Huron and Superior have begun.
-Construction of Shipyards and an Airbase outside of Chicago have begun, aided by the Labor Corp.
-An undisclosed project has begun.

A note to Jake: If your ships reach my waters they will be fired on with no warning.
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| November 3, 2010, 5:01 pm
Quoting Brikkr ™

A note to Jake: If your ships reach my waters they will be fired on with no warning.

:O

My ships will stick to my canal then.
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| November 3, 2010, 5:15 pm
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In a logical decision, the former states of South Dakota and Minnesota have requested to be absorbed into the Western Confederation. South Dakota has several military bases that held sway over the civilian leadership, and Minnesota was kind of nervous about both southern and northern developments.

Also, despite my procrastination in this group, the WC is beginning to build factories in a collective effort to stimulate the economy and also up defensive capabilities. Several nuclear power plants are being built as well to ease power concerns.
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| November 3, 2010, 5:20 pm
Thomas, do you control Denmark?
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| November 3, 2010, 5:21 pm
Negotiations go well in both New York and D.C.

Some negotiations have been struck up with Mexico.

Military being mustered, citizens who are eligible are taking placement tests.

New research underway.
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| November 3, 2010, 5:25 pm
Quoting John Dawn
Negotiations go well in both New York

New research underway.

I have New York, and everything you don't in that area.
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| November 3, 2010, 5:34 pm
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In Scandiland, things go well. Norway is still considering admission, and are budging slightly at their initial hesitance.

Production of all armored units is being increased, and upgrades to our JAS-35 Gripens have begun. These upgrades include AESA radar, Radar Absorbent Material, and improved Air to Air weaponry.

An invitation to join the UFS has been extended to Denmark. While not so Scandinavian, the UFS is essentially a conglomerate of countries, basically a more controlling EU, with a centralized government. With all the benefits it is expected to accept. However, if they refuse, we have the Swedish Navy on standby to patrol their shores, and we may use force to project our political agenda.

Quoting Thomas N
Denmark is under the protection of Matt, as he is the supreme savior of Scandinavia, or something like that...



Are you mocking me?

And yes, I have interest in Denmark, as it is my goal to unite all of Scandinavia (as my post above states).
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| November 3, 2010, 5:54 pm
The CDC, Jamaica, and the Bahamas have united under an alliance called the Carribean Emergence Pact. The CEP is an alliance dedicated to the defense and economic welfare of it's member nations. Efforts will be made to rid our dependance on tourism, and begin industrializing cleanly. Cuba will become the military hub for all members, and we will become host to an Infantry Division comprised of soldiers from all member nations. This division will only be used in defensive and disaster relief operations.
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| November 3, 2010, 6:01 pm
Quoting -> avalella
The CDC, Jamaica, and the Bahamas have united under an alliance called the Carribean Emergence Pact. The CEP is an alliance dedicated to the defense and economic welfare of it's member nations. Efforts will be made to rid our dependance on tourism, and begin industrializing cleanly. Cuba will become the military hub for all members, and we will become host to an Infantry Division comprised of soldiers from all member nations. This division will only be used in defensive and disaster relief operations.

The Bahamas and Jamaica are technically sovereign states, but they are also part of the Commonwealth due to their being within the Commonwealth of Nations. This basically means that they are still under the control of the monarch of Britain. Although, I am willing to negotiate their becoming completely sovereign states.

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| November 3, 2010, 6:06 pm
Oh yeah, also Thomas, which one of us controls Germany? Or do you want to split it. You could keep the Eastern side with Berlin and the border with Czech Republic. I am only interested in the Rhine River border and Hamburg. (And some of the south that borders Switzerland.)
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| November 3, 2010, 6:06 pm
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I find it ironic that Poland would so quickly hop into a war after a few exchanges of words. Granted it's just barely re-organizing its military to be more NATO-orientated and doesn't have a large budget to support an offensive, I highly doubt they would be the the ones to launch a preemptive assault on a nation with a much larger gross spending for military purposes.

At any rate, the Russian Federation is willing to lend a hand in protecting the nation from German hands. Negotiations have been opened for an armored division to head to Warsaw to relieve some of the strain on its own armed forces patrolling/defending the area during the offensive west. These are only talks at the moment, but things may heat up.
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| November 3, 2010, 6:45 pm
Negotiations are going well with the smaller towns/villages, but the big cities, are reluctant to join the SU. A trade agreement has been started, along with protection from the recently declared leader in the north.
In other news, quite spikes have been added to our UAVs allowing them to reach Mach 2 over populated areas. Research is being continued to make a super sonic stealth fighter.
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| November 3, 2010, 6:51 pm
Quoting Jake H.
I have New York, and everything you don't in that area.

No, you have New England.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_England

No New York.
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| November 3, 2010, 6:58 pm
Quoting John Dawn
No, you have New England.


Which in my family ends at Maryland/New Jersey.

I realized about two days ago that that's in fact not true, and updated my comment. Sorry about the confusion.
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| November 3, 2010, 7:05 pm
Quoting Jake H.
Which in my family ends at Maryland/New Jersey.

I realized about two days ago that that's in fact not true, and updated my comment. Sorry about the confusion.

Its okay, you can take NJ, but I'm taking my home state.
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| November 3, 2010, 7:07 pm
Quoting John Dawn
Its okay, you can take NJ, but I'm taking my home state.

No problem.
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| November 3, 2010, 7:09 pm
Quoting Thomas N
You get none of Germany. Good day sir.

That's cool, I already changed my nation to Australia.
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| November 3, 2010, 7:09 pm
Quoting Thomas N
Sorry about that, I don't mean to sound rude...

I have already established my country, and Germany is at the center of that. I'm sorry if you wanted it, but it is one of my two favorite countries in the world, and I've been gunning for it since I joined the first of these modern-military groups.

Now that I have it, I won't be giving it up to anybody, not even a piece of it.

Also, you have yet to post a legitimate land-claim for your country, you can start with a limit of two established countries, and you tried to claim four, one of which was mine.

For you real choice, I would suggest something different. I see your icon is Australia, why not start there? Or, if you really want a slice of Western Europe, France might be a good option.

Thanks, and I have changed my nation to Australia.
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| November 3, 2010, 7:12 pm
Quoting Jake H.
No problem.

Wait-what's your home state? That whole areas pretty much filled with the Holt family, we were there with the Pilgrims :P
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| November 3, 2010, 7:13 pm
Would The Baltic Union like to ally with Australia Republic, especially in a time of war against Poland.
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| November 3, 2010, 7:14 pm
Sounds good, but I am willing to send an expeditionary force to Europe.
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| November 3, 2010, 7:25 pm
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Quoting Thomas N
However, I do want that land, so the Baltic Union is willing to negotiate with Russia to prevent their intervention.

As would I like Poland to remain a sovereign state for future means of membership. It's always getting picked on. T-T

Anyhow, are you looking for the entire land mass or a specific portion? If perchance we could come to some ideal agreement in at least 2/3 of it remaining sovereign and with some access to the Baltic for commerce, I believe we could come to some conclusion. If not, I fear I may have to march into Warsaw yet.

And this is nothing against you, Tom. The whole point of this group is to break away from the perfunctory alliances and friendships seen in the past two groups. This is just a little heat to keep things on a nice track.
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| November 3, 2010, 7:32 pm
Quoting Jake H.
Wait-what's your home state? That whole areas pretty much filled with the Holt family, we were there with the Pilgrims :P

I myself was born in West Point, New York.
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| November 3, 2010, 7:50 pm
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All goes well in Kaoxiang China...

Except not at all. /mocks everyone with calm seas
The siege of Hangzhou has begun, now that the city has been encircled by Imperial forces, and our scattering of J-10s are making strafing runs at the target. One of our bombers encountered aircraft of unknown affiliation at the edge of radar range, but we're assuming they're the PRC safeguarding their core stronghold at Guangzhou.

Shanghai has gone down without a fight, mostly because the city rulers realized they'd be better off alive than dead, as they didn't have much of a security force. Jilin will be totally secured within a matter of days, the locals seem to be uncaring of outside matters. However, there's a clear split to the south, those who believe the Kaoxiang Dynasty has the Mandate of Heaven, those who think the PRC has it, and those who don't buy the divine right card and are allying with the respective government out of political ideology. Many to the west are more sympathetic to the new government, while a quite a feel of those in the south and east who benefited under the PRC seek to stick to it.

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| November 3, 2010, 7:50 pm
Quoting John Dawn
I myself was born in West Point, New York.

So you get West Point and I get New York City?
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| November 3, 2010, 8:19 pm
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Thanks with a rather polite scheme of diplomatic ordeals with the Baltic Union, the Russian Federation has ended the process of sending a defense force to Warsaw. Rather, we'll be keeping to ourselves for the moment with strict monitoring of challengers to Poland's foreign policy.

In other news, Russia is entering a phase of technological re-modernization for the air force and maritime defense (navy). Granted most of the present equipment is engaged with the idea of a conflict with the West rather than the cooperation with the West, it seems to be lagging behind. Thus, an expensive bill has been passed to go ahead and make at least 3/4 of the present vehicle fleets fully electronic-integrated with accompany technologies that go along with this. Newer, more efficient maritime and airborne engines will be installed to maximized fuel efficiency and minimize the strain on logistics as well. Newer munitions and everything else of the like will be hitting the production market, too. All of this will take some time, but the government is giving a grand shout to those workers not employed and with some handy-skill to enter the bandwagon and lend some aid for pay.
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| November 3, 2010, 8:55 pm
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Quoting Dr. Spontaneous
a conflict with the West rather than the cooperation with the West,


Excuse me, excuse me, Dr. Erik, I'd like to ask some questions! Is it true that there have been recent tensions in Europe between certain governments?
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| November 3, 2010, 9:17 pm
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Quoting Evan Melick
Remember kids, ethnic cleansing is not conducive to achieving paradise!


Worked for us in America- wait, what?

Anyways, go Byzantium! Make me proud.
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| November 3, 2010, 9:27 pm
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Quoting Awesome-o-saurus The Not-So-Great

Excuse me, excuse me, Dr. Erik, I'd like to ask some questions! Is it true that there have been recent tensions in Europe between certain governments?

There have been underground rumors as of late, yes. The governments of accused plans of aggression have not taken an official stance nor do they plan to for the moment.

/walksoffandshunsmedia
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| November 3, 2010, 9:27 pm
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Quoting Dr. Spontaneous
There have been underground rumors as of late, yes. The governments of accused stances of aggression have not taken a stance nor do they plan to for the moment.

/walksoffandshunsmedia


>.>

Riiight...

So, yea. Stuff happens in China. Not anything different from earlier, except a few emails sent to the heads of regions to our west.
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| November 3, 2010, 9:43 pm
Our national anthem

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExlPGDBQsgM
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| November 3, 2010, 10:38 pm
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Quoting Thomas N
In Holland, police have been forced to put down numerous riots in the area, and violence is widespread, especially since an uneasy police rookie fired and shot a civilian in one of the protests. Rioting has continued into the night, with arson prevalent, and damage to vehicles and buildings widespread.


If you would like, I could send some of my own riot police to help out.
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| November 3, 2010, 10:42 pm
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Quoting Finn C-Q
Our national anthem

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExlPGDBQsgM


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hH4Vg_GdhMU&feature=related

Mine's more Asian, if not as heroic. >.>

Speaking of culture, the core territory of Kaoxiang China has been de-westernizing for some time, bringing back the more positive elements of tradition, while keeping out some of the more negative ones (coughreligiousrepressioncoughfootbindingcough). Think of it as a return to a time of more pride for the nation, and a final "Take that" to the perpetrators of the events in the nineteenth century.
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| November 3, 2010, 10:47 pm
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To increase funding for the various projects, digging is being expanded in several gold mines, outputting millions a week.

Known as a 'ASULT' in a parallel universe, the Humvee II is being deployed in large numbers to patrol air bases. Training is resuming for fighter squadrons everywhere.
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| November 3, 2010, 11:32 pm
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Quoting Thomas N
No thanks, I'm actually starting something rather monumental here.

You see, most of my ancestors hail from Germany and Holland, so I'm uniting my heritage in a slightly-realistic yet still fun way.

And I kind of don't want other countries sending assets that I would have to work into my plans...


Ok, I'm all for peace and stability in the region, that's why I offered.

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| November 3, 2010, 11:42 pm
Quoting Awesome-o-saurus The Not-So-Great

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hH4Vg_GdhMU&feature=related

Mine's more Asian, if not as heroic. >.>


>.>
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| November 4, 2010, 3:09 pm
I've switched to Brazil. Updates coming soon!
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| November 4, 2010, 3:59 pm
In Oklahoma, Lake Murray and the surrounding area has been semi-secured. Talks have been initiated with the mayor on joining the PCU. Meanwhile, mechanized infantry secures the town, facing light resistance from a few trigger-happy citizens.

Casualties:

-1 Soldier killed, three wounded.
-1 Humvee damaged.
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| November 4, 2010, 6:07 pm
- Shipyards in Rio de Janeiro are being updated to accommodate warships, and an Airbases are being built outside of Rio, Manaus and Brasilia.
- Talks have begun with Panama, in hope to secure the Canal.
- Ground and Air vehicle production starts.
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| November 4, 2010, 6:51 pm
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15 C-17 Globemaster III transports are on loan to the Kaoxiang forces, special thanks to the Pacific Union. After reviewing recent developments to the west, it has been decided securing the resource-rich Gansu province is imperative to our interests, and 1,000 paratroops will drop in tonight. They will all be located in the regional capital of Lanzhou. Air cover will be provided by five Miantiaos. It should be enough, in case the PRC decides to interfere.

On that note, Hangzhou goes on, forces press south, volunteers go north to join us, volunteers go south to fight us. I'm sure you all really don't care what I'm up to, I'll keep these updates short from now on.

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| November 4, 2010, 6:58 pm
In Britain...

Troops are being redeployed throughout the Commonwealth. On each territory there will be at least 1 battalion of British Regulars and at least 1 battalion of natives of that territory. Development of a new MBT to replace the aging Challenger 2 tanks has begun. For now each Challenger 2 will be up-gunned to have a 140 mm smooth-bore gun and up-armored to include newer Chobham Armour and ERA. Chobham Armour will also be upgraded to compensate for newer threats and because of the development of a new MBT. The procurement of a new class of cruisers has been made a priority by Parliament and BAE has begun the design of a new Guided Missile Cruiser. Britain has begun switching to newer more reliable energy sources and the government has invested in the development of more reliable solar cells. Finally due to a need for a larger military force; the annual quota for recruitment has been increased to 30,000. To interest people into joining the armed services, there will be an increase in benefits to existing and new members of the military.
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| November 4, 2010, 7:09 pm
In Oceania...

Australian Military Command have created a plan called Operation Tidal Wave, to take New Caledonia. It is to take place this week, and forces are gathering in Rockhampton, a city on the Eastern coast of Australia. The plan calls for a seaborne invasion. Noumea should be captured by the end of the month.
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| November 4, 2010, 7:14 pm
In the ACU...

After finalizing some agreements Washington D.C. has decided to join the Atlantic Union. The capital will be transfered to D.C. during this month.

Deliberations continue with New York and Mexico, as predicted New York is more interested in joining compared to Mexico. Nothing looks as though military intervention will be need.

You lost the game.

Training is now mandatory for all those eligible.
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| November 4, 2010, 8:44 pm
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Quoting Thomas N
No thanks, I'm actually starting something rather monumental here.

You see, most of my ancestors hail from Germany and Holland, so I'm uniting my heritage in a slightly-realistic yet still fun way.

And I kind of don't want other countries sending assets that I would have to work into my plans...

You wouldn't happen to have a Weddle or a Skiver buried somewhere in your past, would you? That's around where my ancestors hail from: Germany and Norwegian area!
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| November 4, 2010, 10:08 pm
I'm Irish and German, heritage-wise.
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| November 4, 2010, 10:17 pm
Our Possum armored car has just been released off of the market. It will be in full production soon.
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| November 4, 2010, 10:17 pm
Italian armed forces are going through a major overhual in order to increase force projection and defensive capabilities. An upgrade and replacement program for current Italian equipment has been initialized. Obsolete vehicles will be scrapped for use in the auto industry.
Investments in "green" energy have also been increased, so that more fossil fuels will be available to military forces if need be. An increase in muntions manufacturing has been implemented for the time being, as the government sees the current output and amount of muntions to be unacceptable.
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| November 4, 2010, 10:49 pm
The Alenian Confederation, having come to power in a recent coup, wishes to finally reopen its borders to the outside world and to bring an end to the isolationalism that has hampered similar efforts in the recent past.

To begin with, we'd like to obtain recent maps; all of ours are 20 years out of date.
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| November 4, 2010, 11:09 pm
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Quoting Evan Melick


Anyway, guys, remember. IF YOU ARE INVITING PEOPLE TO JOIN THIS GROUP, THAT'S COOL. BUT THEY NEED TO HAVE THREE MODERN MILITARY MOC'S. No space lasers, no mechas, no railgun satellites, no starships.

We have like three people who are looking to join (IDK if they've been invited by members here or not), that do not have this requirement.


You have my word Danny Morgan will get the other two MOCs up soon.
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| November 5, 2010, 12:55 am
In the ACU...

New York is on the verge of joining, a few issues have to be cleared up.

Negotiations with West Virginia have started.

Talks with Mexico are starting to decline, however there is still hope.
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| November 5, 2010, 3:18 pm
In the CDC, progress is still going steady with the desalinzation plants. Local economies are growing rapidly, and plans are being finalized to build 10 more facilities on mainland Cuba. All training excersises are complete, and overall our troops performed much better then expected. Though much equipment is extremely outdated and must be replaced, morale was very high among personell and they made good use of what they were issued. The recent reorganization greatly improved effectiveness and efficieny, and all units cooperated very well. In an effort to replace aging equipment, we are investing heavily in several new arms producers. We hope these manufacturers provide a good model for other private ventures into the production industry.
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| November 5, 2010, 5:03 pm
In The Commonwealth...

The up-gunning and up-armoring of the Challenger 2s has begun. Designing of the new Recluse-Class Cruiser has been completed by BAE and the design is being reviewed by the Royal Navy. Parliament has decided to invest in BP's newest endeavor; which is to begin drilling for oil in Africa. Parliament will also review whether or not the Invincible-Class carrier should be replaced. Finally troops have begun being redeployed as per the requirement of at least one battalion of British Regulars on each territory and the training of each territory's battalion has begun.


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| November 5, 2010, 5:29 pm
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Quoting John Dawn
Talks


Quoting Brikkr ™
Talks


Quoting Nick Shelton
Talks


Hmm... Talks have begun with the little Chongqing Shi province, because it's tiny and couldn't hold us off even if it wanted to. With troops moving into Shaanxi as well, we'll be able to link up Gansu. In Gansu, Lanzhou is secured, but nothing else is. The troops are waiting for the C-17s to drop off some vehicles.

Elsewhere:
-Hangzhou fights
-Sporadic skirmishes in Zhejiang
-Jilin is secure

Quoting henry wang


I got a list of words I'd be much obliged if you could translate. I don't know if you saw my comment regarding email and the like, but get back to me on that when you can if you're still interested.
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| November 5, 2010, 5:39 pm
Quoting henry wang


Spain would like to discuss with the Commonwealth the possible return of Gibraltar to the Republic.
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| November 5, 2010, 5:45 pm
The UKS have decided we need more territory, due to our niegbors expanding. We are shipping troop to Shandon and surrounding area. Light resistance is expected, due to UAV's reveling small bands of militants.
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| November 5, 2010, 6:11 pm
Quoting Ham N' Biscuits

Spain would like to discuss with the Commonwealth the possible return of Gibraltar to the Republic.


OK the Commonwealth Ambassadors will have talks with Republic Ambassadors. Yet, we will not just return Gibraltar over to the Republic. We want something in return.
@ Awesome-o-saurus The Not-So-Great my Flickr is whanry1996, and my email is whanry1996@aol.com

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| November 5, 2010, 6:18 pm
Talks have begun with Kyrgyzstan regarding a joining of the Confederation.

The core of it is: "You can join us, OR..."
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| November 5, 2010, 6:47 pm
-Military maneuvers have finished and my troops are on standby.
-Talks with Panama are declinining and are on the verge of failure.
-The Panamanian Fleet is being readied and our one carrier (Only one in South America) will be ready in two days time.
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| November 5, 2010, 7:58 pm
Quoting John Dawn
In the ACU...

New York is on the verge of joining, a few issues have to be cleared up.

Negotiations with West Virginia have started.

Talks with Mexico are starting to decline, however there is still hope.

You can have West Point, but I DO have New York.

update time.
-We mow have a stealthy supersonic UAV.
-military is being built up
-trading with Ocea is being encoraged.

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| November 5, 2010, 8:32 pm
Quoting Jake H.
You can have West Point, but I DO have New York.

update time.
-We mow have a stealthy supersonic UAV.
-military is being built up
-trading with Ocea is being encoraged.
I thought that we came to an agreement that New York is not in New England. I;m taking it, all.

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| November 5, 2010, 8:52 pm
Quoting John Dawn
Quoting Jake H.
You can have West Point, but I DO have New York.

update time.
-We mow have a stealthy supersonic UAV.
-military is being built up
-trading with Ocea is being encoraged.
I thought that we came to an agreement that New York is not in New England. I;m taking it, all.

I want NY city, and I put it in my land claims. So no, you CAN invade me if you want, but there are easier targets out there.
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| November 5, 2010, 8:55 pm
Quoting Thomas N
Are you building it? (I mean physically)

Modern Brazil (Present Day) already has one.
By the 2030s I'd bet they would have a few.
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| November 5, 2010, 9:09 pm
Quoting Brikkr ™
Modern Brazil (Present Day) already has one.
By the 2030s I'd bet they would have a few.

Probably, would you like me to send some ship builders over? I believe I have some profinciany in that areas.
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| November 5, 2010, 9:12 pm
Quoting Jake H.
Probably, would you like me to send some ship builders over? I believe I have some profinciany in that areas.

Yes my minion. Send 'em over.
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| November 5, 2010, 9:14 pm
Quoting Brikkr ™
Yes my minion. Send 'em over.

:P

Ok, the SU sent some shipbuilders, and 24 UAVs plus operators to Brazil.
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| November 5, 2010, 9:19 pm
Quoting Thomas N
This is how it works, you may have whatever your nation has in the present day, and then build whatever else you want.

You can't just assume that they would have more by then, it doesn't work like that.

Well his new one will be up to/possibley above US standards, after all I'm hekping hime build it :P
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| November 5, 2010, 9:23 pm
Quoting henry wang



Bombs, ships, cash, you want it? It's yours my friend, as long as you have Gibraltar.
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| November 5, 2010, 9:24 pm
Quoting Jake H.
I want NY city, and I put it in my land claims. So no, you CAN invade me if you want, but there are easier targets out there.
No You stated New England.


Quoting Evan Melick
Would New England + Quebec + Newfoundland + New Brunswick + Nova Scotia work?

Quoting Jake H.
Yep, Thanks!


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| November 5, 2010, 9:24 pm
Quoting Thomas N
This is how it works, you may have whatever your nation has in the present day, and then build whatever else you want.

You can't just assume that they would have more by then, it doesn't work like that.

Say your nation is making several ships in the present, that will be availible, say, 2014 at the latest.

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| November 5, 2010, 9:25 pm
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Quoting Ham N' Biscuits
Say your nation is making several ships in the present, that will be availible, say, 2014 at the latest.


What if there were ships in production that were to be finished by 2015? Real-China says that their own two carriers will be done by then, and are to be built at a site which is in my territory.

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| November 5, 2010, 9:31 pm
Quoting John Dawn
No, you stated New England

There was abit of a misunderstanding, as I said, I included New York the day after Evan made that comment. That would be before you made your move on NY. So, it's not like I said as soon as you moved on NY "No I wanted that!GTFO!" I gave you a warning, and posted that I had, NY in the land claim thread.
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| November 5, 2010, 9:32 pm
Quoting Jake H.
There was abit of a misunderstanding, as I said, I included New York the day after Evan made that comment. That would be before you made your move on NY. So, it's not like I said as soon as you moved on NY "No I wanted that!GTFO!" I gave you a warning, and posted that I had, NY in the land claim thread.
You gave me the warning today, but fine, take NY City I'm at least taking Orange County to Oswego.

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| November 5, 2010, 9:42 pm
Quoting Thomas N
If they are building them currently, then yes. But to say that Brazil should just "have" several by the 2030s is conjecture, and therefore disallowed.

Ok, I understand. I meant that IF they were building one, it would be finished. End of discussion.
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| November 5, 2010, 9:44 pm
Quoting Ham N' Biscuits

Bombs, ships, cash, you want it? It's yours my friend, as long as you have Gibraltar.


I'll have to really think about it because of the strategic location of Gibraltar.
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| November 5, 2010, 10:02 pm
Quoting John Dawn
Quoting Jake H.
There was abit of a misunderstanding, as I said, I included New York the day after Evan made that comment. That would be before you made your move on NY. So, it's not like I said as soon as you moved on NY "No I wanted that!GTFO!" I gave you a warning, and posted that I had, NY in the land claim thread.
You gave me the warning today, but fine, take NY City I'm at least taking Orange County to Oswego.

Sounds good.
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| November 5, 2010, 10:19 pm
Talks with Panama have failed, and Operation Just Cause II has begun.
Under the cover of darkness last night, 1,000 paratroopers were dropped into Balboa, Panama City, and around the Canal. Paras have secured the outskirts of the City and are pushing in, meeting little resistance, but expect to encounter more later.
The Brazilian Fleet, rushed by the Invasion is ready and loaded. The fleet is steaming north, headed for the Caribbean part of Panama.
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| November 6, 2010, 9:23 am
Spain is interested in strengthening ties with several neighbours, such as the Byzantines and the Italians, for mutual defense and prosperity.
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| November 6, 2010, 11:34 am
All is well in South-Central Oklahoma. The PCU has been allowed to pass through Carter and Love county. The PCU has set up small outposts in each county to command them from, and are requesting more troops to handle the larger counties surrounding them.

A force of 25 men secured the Red River Bridge, and have welcomed the Texans on the other side to America.

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| November 6, 2010, 1:13 pm
Quoting Ham N' Biscuits
Spain is interested in strengthening ties with several neighbours, such as the Byzantines and the Italians, for mutual defense and prosperity.

The Commonwealth would like to strengthen ties with Spain.
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| November 6, 2010, 1:32 pm
War update. Troops have landed and are now securing a beachead
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| November 6, 2010, 1:38 pm
The I Air Transportation Wing will begin flying the I Infantry Division, and the I Armored Division into Panama City in support of Operation Just Cause II. They will advance north-bound up the coast, engaging any resistence.
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| November 6, 2010, 1:53 pm
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After a week of intense negotiations, Norway has decided to seek a strong series of trade agreements as well as defense pacts, while rejecting full UFS integration- for the moment.
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| November 6, 2010, 2:54 pm
 Group moderator 
C-17s dropped of random vehicles I care not to name, and 2500 of my 3000 troops there will move out to secure other zones in the province of Gansu. Shaanxi offers limited resistance, it will be secure by Tuesday at latest. Hangzhou will probably resist until next Saturday. By then, Fujian should be reached. Heliongjiang will be invaded tomorrow.

100 more of the Miantiao fighters have been ordered, they should be ready by Christmas. A secret project that is most wicked will be unveiled in the coming days.
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| November 6, 2010, 6:20 pm
In Britain...

The first battalions have begun arriving on British held territories and the 4 month training of each native unit has begun. Parliament has ruled it necessary to replace the old Invincible-Class Carrier, with a larger and more modern carrier. Finally we believe that it is necessary to form some sort of defense pact within Europe. The Commonwealth is willing to negotiate with any country in Europe to create some sort of alliance.
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| November 6, 2010, 6:45 pm
Quoting Awesome-o-saurus The Not-So-Great
C-17s dropped of random vehicles I care not to name, and 2500 of my 3000 troops there will move out to secure other zones in the province of Gansu. Shaanxi offers limited resistance, it will be secure by Tuesday at latest. Hangzhou will probably resist until next Saturday. By then, Fujian should be reached. Heliongjiang will be invaded tomorrow.

100 more of the Miantiao fighters have been ordered, they should be ready by Christmas. A secret project that is most wicked will be unveiled in the coming days.

You're invading awfully close to my invasion points and homeland...
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| November 6, 2010, 7:00 pm
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As a rather extreme protest to the Russian Federation's government and people, three rather large explosions erupted alongst the Moscow metro system. Two buses full of civilians were also held hostage en suite of the bombings. Emergency response teams did what they could for both cases in rapid deployment, but casualties still amounted to numbers quite high. As the fires continue to smolder, bodies continue to be recovered, and families continue to mourn and rage, the Russian Federation has been intent on gathering intelligence upon this matter. Although the, both dead and captured, terrorists have not been associated with any faction, we believe their roots to be in either Chechnya or Dagestan. These two areas are still in constant turmoil from old-age conflicts that have left the area quite volatile and confused. Islamic jihad is still in effect and it is known that supporters of this ideal constantly pour in to "serve the cause".

Military presence in the Caucasus Quarter will be increased and kept on a war-time schedule. Patrols will increase and UAV sorties will be running around the clock to survey any hostile movements. It is presently feared that a Third Chechnya War will erupt with the new Russian government having to be baptized in blood. Regardless, armed justice is of course the most primal call to cause.
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| November 6, 2010, 7:19 pm
Quoting Thomas N
The Baltic Union would like to negotiate, in order to ensure safe passage for our fleets to the Atlantic.


agreed

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| November 6, 2010, 8:16 pm
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Quoting Finn C-Q
You're invading awfully close to my invasion points and homeland...


Yes. Yes I am.
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| November 6, 2010, 8:19 pm
Quoting Awesome-o-saurus The Not-So-Great

Yes. Yes I am.

Want to make a pact?
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| November 6, 2010, 8:51 pm
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Quoting Finn C-Q
Want to make a pact?


No.
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| November 6, 2010, 9:01 pm
Quoting Awesome-o-saurus The Not-So-Great

No.

You wanna have a certain point so that we don't war on eachother?
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| November 6, 2010, 9:06 pm
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Quoting Finn C-Q
You wanna have a certain point so that we don't war on eachother?


You are invading Heliojiang, is this correct? I secure all provinces south of that, excluding Inner Mongolia, which is oddly shaped. If you happen to be moving troops into any province aside from Heliojiang (which doesn't even border Korea), this is a violation of my borders and an act of war. I do not know if you have been paying attention to my reports however, so if your troops are indeed in my territory, I will allow them to leave unharmed and unimpeded.
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| November 6, 2010, 9:12 pm
Quoting Awesome-o-saurus The Not-So-Great

You are invading Heliojiang, is this correct? I secure all provinces south of that, excluding Inner Mongolia, which is oddly shaped. If you happen to be moving troops into any province aside from Heliojiang (which doesn't even border Korea), this is a violation of my borders and an act of war. I do not know if you have been paying attention to my reports however, so if your troops are indeed in my territory, I will allow them to leave unharmed and unimpeded.

Shandon, I said that I was invading Helio, and I have been paying attention, and I was originally going there, but saw you were going there

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| November 6, 2010, 9:19 pm
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Quoting Finn C-Q
Shandon, I said that I was invading there, and I have been paying attention, and I was originally going there, but saw you were going there


Yea... If you mean Shandong (Shandon does not exist on the Internet nor on my uber atlas), that's one of my starting territories. You just invaded me.

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| November 6, 2010, 9:22 pm
Quoting Awesome-o-saurus The Not-So-Great

Yea... If you mean Shandong (Shandon does not exist on the Internet nor on my uber atlas), that's one of my starting territories. You just invaded me.

If you mean Shan

I haz a uber atlas too. My typo. Oh, I didn't see it. I blame it on there being no map, so anyway, let's say I took the one you suggested
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| November 6, 2010, 9:28 pm
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Quoting Finn C-Q
I haz a uber atlas too. My typo. Oh, I didn't see it. I blame it on there being no map, so anyway, let's say I took the one you suggested


For future reference, see my note I left on this map: http://www.flickr.com/photos/thenotsogreat/5137935231/

What's not on there is Chongqing Shi, Jilin, Shanghai, and parts of Gansu/Zhejiang I have/am captured/captured.

But as I said earlier, if you're taking Heilongjiang, how did you get through my territory or Russia to get there? By the way, whatever troops you sent into Shandong will be allowed to leave in peace.
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| November 6, 2010, 9:32 pm
Quoting Awesome-o-saurus The Not-So-Great

For future reference, see my note I left on this map: http://www.flickr.com/photos/thenotsogreat/5137935231/

What's not on there is Chongqing Shi, Jilin, Shanghai, and parts of Gansu/Zhejiang I have/am captured/captured.

But as I said earlier, if you're taking Heilongjiang, how did you get through my territory or Russia to get there? By the way, whatever troops you sent into Shandong will be allowed to leave in peace.

Thanks, and see my note please.

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| November 6, 2010, 9:43 pm
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