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International Conversation Forum VIII
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International News:
-Pocket wars/expansion.

-International arms deals.

-Other.
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| January 7, 2011, 4:06 pm
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Nearly five days ago, the attack on Sovetskoye commenced in the southwestern portion of Chechnya. Coalition forces managed to mobilize through the city passively at first with minimal resistance being featured by sporadic sniper fire. However, the heat began to pour in after CAS flights began neutralizing suspected caches being used by the few sniper and MG teams in the area. Several MCAPs were knocked out of the sky during their routine sorties by the unfortunate and deadly use of MANPADS. After these first instances occurred, more birds began dropping with astonishing accuracy being recorded amongst what are believed to be untrained individuals. The Federation now comes to believe trained Georgians are mingling with the Chechens as stop-gap resistance and training operation. With that all said and done, high-altitude precision bombing will commence on the city core district(s) as to soften that area up for the patrols already deeply inserted into the urban environ.

In the north, after besieging Nadterechaya and Kalinovskaya for some time, armour with urban survival kits (ERA and slat-cage armor) proceeded to conquer the areas once again under the Federation flag. With both of these cities pounded to dust over the course of the past couple of weeks, very few firefights have been mentioned. The usual cases of casualties (VBIEDs, RPGs, sniper fire) are almost non-existent with enemy supplies at a low rate and with little time being given to the enemy with the constant bombardment. We hope to have these two cities secured by end-week next week as to finally tie the knot in the northwest.

To the northeast corner, friendlies have pressed just a few kilometers outside of the final-standing cities of Kargalinskaya and Chervlennaya. We hope to use the momentum of the past few victories to press our boys through the area fast enough to defeat the enemy's ability to set up stable and respectable defense perimeters. The attacks on the cities will be simultaneous and should strike with enough sheer precision and speed to turn heads twice-over.

On note of our Georgian enemy, Federation Marines in Sokhumi have begun the rapid deployment to the towns of Gali, Pichori, and Jvari. The latter of which is outside of the friendly Abkhazian jurisdiction and we expect that the enemy mechanized brigade from Senaki will try to meet us there. Presently, air cover is minimal the area as to not to provoke the enemy to destroy our only airfield in Abkhazia.

In S. Ossetia, our armoured division in Kurta as displaced two brigades to hold the line at Mleta and Kvaisi. If our foe is to mobilize forces into our borders, these men should be able to catch their rear flank and to obliterate a majority of their infantry and light armour. Also, another mechanized brigade is standing close-by near Akhalgori as to hopefully counter whatever Georgian advances may be made from Gori. Speaking of the latter city, heavy air raids have devastated the local defenses which has effectively reduced the morale my some means. However, AA density has been heightened and two upgraded Tu-22s were downed. Clandestine recovery teams were able to recover all but two of the MIA crewmen. As to the whereabouts of these individuals, we presently do not know granted there has been no contact from their emergency radio equipment. We hope that these men have not met their end, but we're uncertain. Another recovery op. will be started later tonight to hopefully track them down.

Just so I don't have to continue updating two fronts constantly, Evan Cartography Ltd. has created a map of the Georgian front: http://img819.imageshack.us/img819/8281/waringeorgia.png
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| January 7, 2011, 4:43 pm
BREAKING NEWS:

Western Sahara officially declares independance from Morocco
As(s)ociated Press

Today the partially recognized state known as Western Sahara internationally has declared independance from Morocco. The declaration occured at noon local time, and was followed by street fighting in towns across the claimed region shortly afterwards. Moroccan troops quickly mobilized to deal with the threat.

The Spanish Government has yet to officially react, but strong ties with Morocco will most likely lead to assistance in dealing with the threat. "Western Sahara is an organization of terrorists" said the Prime Minister in spring of last year, when a bombing killed 19 people.
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| January 7, 2011, 5:25 pm
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The Western Confederation wishes to offer its assistance to Spain in quelling any naval threat that may result from this new splinter state. Especially since our merchant fleet will be passing through there in 4-5 days.

Guatemala has issued specifications to its munitions companies to consider tank designs as well as indigenous missile designs for the Mig-60. Training of their pilots will be finished in two weeks.

Engine installation on the Lexington goes well. After it is finished, she will undergo several shakedown exercises to make sure she works properly. Flight tests will follow. Replacement of the boilers on the Great Falls with electric engines is proceeding rapidly (but will still take until mid-February). The old boilers will be sold for scrap; that is, after we make sure her electric engines perform to specifications.

The merchant marine, largely spread out by late actions, have been recalled to home port. Those at Midway will come straight home, while those at Baja will load up the drydock materials (for the three unbuilt ones) and deliver them to Guatemala on their way home. Their crews need rest and some of their vessels (especially after the Tierra del Fuego incident) need repairs. In a few months, they will be joined by the new class of FTCs.

The science vessel, still at Midway, has reversed its course back to the Danish wreckage. If that giant weapons system was activated by that one component, we'll just have to see what else they might have carelessly lost out there...
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| January 7, 2011, 5:40 pm
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In China: Hunan province has nearly fallen, only a few western resistors are left, fleeing into Guizhou. Our forces are promptly following them into the deepest areas of PRC concentration. Guangdong is about half-occupied, with Guangzhou under siege.
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| January 7, 2011, 7:40 pm
Today a series of war-games against our newly acquired Venezuelan military forces is being revealed to the international community. It will take place on air, land and sea. It is scheduled for Sunday and will simulate a surprise invasion by sea. It will be the second air-to-air combat and first sea and land combat experience for Confederate troops.

We will also be having one more, smaller set of war-games in area that will represent a land border, focusing mainly on armor warfare.

All in all these war games should provide our troops with proper experience on how to combat foreign invaders and yet still familiarize with our new equipment.

In a note on the state conquest here in the CSS:
We have spread out our "peaceful invasion force" (oxymoron?) across all of the previously stated invaded states. Iowa and Wisconsin have surrendered and agreed to statehood, whereas Indiana and Illinois have proved more independent.
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| January 7, 2011, 8:07 pm
A team of diplomats has been sent to Algeria.

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| January 7, 2011, 8:32 pm
A delegation has been sent to Colombia to negotiate a free trade agreement.
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| January 7, 2011, 8:49 pm
Quoting Thomas N
Quoting Will G.

..."peaceful invasion force"... ...Minnesota...

You do realize that Minnesota has belonged to the WC since long before you initiated your invasion?

Well, I don't exactly remember what states I invaded, but I see that now.
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| January 7, 2011, 8:55 pm
A group of negotiators has been sent to Colombia to hopefully negotiate a way to secure a land route to Pamama through Colombia.
War is going ok.
After a two-hour nonstop shelling troops and Armor has begun to pour into Santo Domingo, and advances have been slowed due to heavy resistance and Sniper fire.
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| January 7, 2011, 9:38 pm
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Pretty much nothing new going on in Northern Europe. I mean, literally nothing. I honestly am getting bored with my current foreign policy...

Major snowstorm in Finland has shut down Helsinki airspace and has provided an excellent opportunity for the armed forces to practice in extreme winter conditions.

The investigation of Scandinavian Airlines flight 241 progresses rather rapidly.
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| January 7, 2011, 9:42 pm
Quoting Will G.
Today a series of war-games against our newly acquired Venezuelan military forces

Umm... how is that possible unless you took everyone out of Venezuela's army?
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| January 7, 2011, 10:27 pm
Quoting Jake H.
A team of diplomats has been sent to Algeria.

Get out of here, boy. Algeria has recognized Western Sahara for decades and has ambassadorial relations with them.

Ultra: Western Sahara is the southern part of Morocco. We can assure you the Straits of Gibraltar will be perfectly safe.
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| January 7, 2011, 10:40 pm
Updates in the F-2, F-35, and A-10 have been completed and all of these aircraft-and the ones being manufactured will have more powerful engines, Helmet-mounted HUD aiming, and a new stealth system incorporated, making most planes invisible to radar. Not to bore you with details, but it consists of a radar-jamming system and an advanced polymer coating to stealth-killing parts such as air intakes and guns. This will also be added to the weapon pods that are being researched.
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| January 7, 2011, 11:06 pm
Quoting Brendan Dore
And Brendonia is looking for a tank design, and it should be new-ish. Anyone got one?

The CDC is very interested in providing the Brandonian military with our M908A3 Longhorn Main Battle Tank. At only $5,000,000/unit, this war machine packs a 140mm rifled main gun with laser rangefinder and target designator, an advanced communications and electronics package, room for 75 rounds of ammunition, an efficient autoloading mechanism, an fuel-efficient diesel engine, strong 250mm armor, and is available in a wide variety of cammo patterns. http://www.flickr.com/photos/25932414@N02/5157065860/
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| January 8, 2011, 12:22 am
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Quoting Ham N' Biscuits
Get out of here, boy.

LOL. Gee, that pretty much sums up how I felt...

Quoting Ham N' Biscuits
Ultra: Western Sahara is the southern part of Morocco. We can assure you the Straits of Gibraltar will be perfectly safe.

Ah, thank you. I was too unmotivated to inspect a map.
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| January 8, 2011, 12:37 am
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Quoting Ham N' Biscuits
Western Sahara officially declares independance from Morocco


The Polisario are up and at it again? Thought so... Go go Morocco, crush some people!
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| January 8, 2011, 1:32 am
War Update: Western Sahara has secured the Free Zone, no attempts were mad by the Moroccan Military to secure that area. The most violent of fighting occured in El Aaiun, the claimed capital of Western Sahara. Drones stationed in the Canary Islands were called in to assist Moroccan ground troops.

Quoting Awesome-o-saurus The Not-So-Great
Quoting Ham N' Biscuits
Western Sahara officially declares independance from Morocco


The Polisario are up and at it again? Thought so... Go go Morocco, crush some people!

Woop woop!
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| January 8, 2011, 11:54 am
Construction of our ships goes along very well without any hitches.

Parliament is currently attempting to pass a bill to allocate the building of our 2nd and final Falklands Class Carrier. Its namesake will be HMS Battleaxe, named after a great frigate that fought exceptionally and gallantly against Russian Forces in another universe ;).

On the issue of the newly independent Western Sahara, we will remain neutral. We ask that both sides negotiate to find a peaceful settlement and solution to their problems.

Another team of diplomats has been sent to South Africa to negotiate a possible arms deal and even more trade deals.
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| January 8, 2011, 2:09 pm
Quoting Thomas N

Check the trade topic.
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| January 8, 2011, 3:06 pm
The war in Vanuatu is near an end. The remaining terrorist forces have been pushed into the one island of Espiritu. The jungle has been bombed with incendiary rockets all week. The mountainous region of the island is still being occupied by the terrorists, though. Advancing into the mountainous area will be our next operation. The commander-in-chief of the enemy forces is hiding in the mountains, and capturing/killing him will end the war.
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| January 8, 2011, 6:14 pm
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Today, in the Western Confederation:

The WCHC would like to formally protest the actions of our southeastern neighbors for scaring our citizens by saying there was an invasion...

100 of the latest models of dirt bikes and ATVs are being issued to the PUSH-UP program to see if a rapidly-deploying infantry theory works in practice; just one of the many theories that PUSH-UP will be ironing out. Training began yesterday.

Among the Montana National Guard's arsenal was a good, sturdy tactical supply tractor known as the R47 SAT. Also amongst the keepers was a six-barrel 20-gauge shotgun revolver, looking something like the Nerf Maverick (for those of us that haven't quite 'growed' up yet). There is talk of incorporating this in the special forces. The Bear Cavalry, however, didn't make the cut and was decommissioned...

The Pacific fleet arrived off the Aleutians this afternoon. Right now, they are at anchor awaiting further communication with Alaska.

Our merchant fleet is getting closer to Israel. The Commonwealth is respectfully told to mind their own when it comes to Africa...Not that we have much to say about it, other than to protect our fleet.

Quoting Matt P
capturing/killing him will end the war.

Or make him a martyr...
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| January 8, 2011, 7:11 pm
A merchant fleet is sailing North to Anchorage to collect our 12 Blackfish and hand over a big check with the according cash for the planes.
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| January 8, 2011, 7:26 pm
Quoting Brikkr ™
Umm... how is that possible unless you took everyone out of Venezuela's army?

What? I thought we declared the Venezuelan military in ruin, and that I was collecting what vehicles that remained.

Nevertheless war games will occur.
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| January 8, 2011, 9:25 pm
Quoting Brendan Dore
Nice tank. I'm interested. Just don't know how many I should get...

Quoting Brendan Dore
Nice tank. I'm interested. Just don't know how many I should get...

I'll cut a deal with you. I'll give you 150 of these for 40 F-15 Eagle Fighters (from the JASDF).
Sound good?
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| January 9, 2011, 12:49 am
Quoting Will G.
What? I thought we declared the Venezuelan military in ruin, and that I was collecting what vehicles that remained.

Oh. I read it as if it was IN Venezuela with Venezuelans. Whoops.
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| January 9, 2011, 2:18 pm
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All is usual in China. Just thought y'all'd like to know.
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| January 9, 2011, 3:55 pm
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For the boys not presently in combat rotation, the Federation has begun self-conducted joint arms exercises. The main objective of these exercises is to increase the cohesive abilities of CAS flights (including both airplanes and attack helicopters) and the men and vehicles on the ground. Armour marksmanship will be thoroughly tried seeing as though our present inventory is a large stray from previous units. Also, ordinance movement en masse is another highlight of these exercises. With rounds being shot down range with little interval periods, the logistical support for the combative units will need to be top-notch.

Still the combative exercise notion, a littoral stage has been set in lower Sakhalin. Federation Marines along with the supportive naval units will simulate an amphibious landing in dire winter weather. If these men can handle their large loads of equipment in such a clime, they should be able to handle anything thrown at them. Regardless, another similar exercise will commence in the Black Sea as to create a variation of environ handling. With these next levels of experience under the belt of our naval infantry, the training of the newest divisions should go along smoothly as we hopefully note a great level of communication amongst these chosen few rough-necks.

Aside from all of that, the Federation will soon assign a group of officials to observe the joint resource programs going along in Alaska; that is if we have the consent of the Alaskan government in-hand of course. Anyhow, these officials will be from our energy and natural resources departments seeing as though these are the involved branches of policy. The only objective of this delegation is to simply assure the Federal Assembly there are no private wrong-doings being involved; nothing more and nothing less.

On a research standpoint, the Federation has passed a bill that will require a utilitarian and modular cockpit interface to be installed on all future and presently service military airframes. With fly-by-wire technologies advancing rapidly and being applied to vehicles not merely tied to the sky, we no longer see the need for such a variation of cockpit control systems. We hope with the MICI (Modular Interchangeable Cockpit Interface) will reduce future training costs by a large fraction and even allow our air force to expand its capabilities beyond the plane and even venture into full-sized remote controlled dog-fighting at relatively regulated distances. Of course the latter is a far stretch of what MICI is for, but we like to remain hopeful.

The e-textiles program goes along nicely. The materials ratio is almost to mid-point standard, which means field testing is nearly a go. Power conversions from electrostatic reserves have been noted to top-off at efficient ratios; meaning we're now able to turn static-produced electrons into electricity to be used by specially accommodated batteries. We have no worries about the small solar cells seeing as though the technology is already proven.

The combined targeting processors for the JASM have pretty much been designed on paper and are beginning their tactile prototypical build stage. Once the first-stage design is complete, we'll move along to test it with a trial aviation program that will be applied to aircraft interfaces. After we find a success percentage we're happy with, we'll move along to live-fire tests. But of course we're still weeks from doing all of the above.

Lastly, due to controversial issues that caught my eye, I failed to complete my order of UFS LOAS munitions. The Federation presently wishes to purchase six demonstrative rounds. This will hopefully be enough for exact, controlled testing of the technology.
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| January 9, 2011, 5:31 pm
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Quoting Dr. Spontaneous
Lastly, due to controversial issues that caught my eye, I failed to complete my order of UFS LOAS munitions. The Federation presently wishes to purchase six demonstrative rounds. This will hopefully be enough for exact, controlled testing of the technology.


We will begin shipment of the missiles, and technicians to prepare them to whatever location you desire.

The UFS renewable energy modernization project is at a mere 15% after several weeks of intensive work. Hopefully, as workers become more skilled in the installation of these advanced energy sources, the speed will be increased.

After a while of negotiations, the UFS has decided to offer Iceland a place within the UFS. It is a tenative offer, as we greatly respect Icelandic culture, especially that of being isolated and neutral.

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| January 9, 2011, 8:45 pm
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Today, in the Western Confederation...

The Lucky Strike-class armored trains are being decommissioned as a combat force. They will be repainted and shipped express to Guatemala where they will be of some value in later years, possibly. A number of good old American adventurers are heading down to Guatemala as a way of getting back some of the "Forsaken Wilderness," er, adventures. Most notably was the infamous Henry Billings; lately of the most wanted list. Not officially convicted of anything; but certainly watched, carefully.

Aircraft projects are going along splendidly, prisoners have augmented the workforce considerably; decreasing the prices significantly. They put in a normal shift like any other person, get breaks, except they don't get paid. F-29s are about all these guys are allowed to work on, the rough & tumble nature of these planes allows for more "inexact" labor. Speaking of which, the total is now about 50 for the 29s.

Pretty soon, the F-29 will surpass numbers of all other single fighters. Talks are going around about replacing the F-16Fs and F-15s with them. If true, it could be the first fighter to serve with the Navy and Air Force. The order has been stepped up to 300 total, with the possibility of up to 375.
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| January 9, 2011, 9:40 pm
The invasion of Hawaii took place this morning, with the casualties heavy on both sides as expected.

It started with three MTH-1s flying to a beach 10 miles from Hilo at 0400 Hours and dropping off a team of engineers and their escort of one squad of Marines. 20 minutes later, LCACs began landing on the beaches and depositing Marines and MT-1s on the Landing Zone. By 0530 Hours there was a buildup of 300 soldiers and 10 MT-1s. They began pushing through the suburbs of Hilo, with heavy resistance from the Hawaiians.

In the sea, the Hawaiian Navy finally showed their strength in a pitched naval battle off the East Coast of the Main Island. They approached our LHDs with two Ticonderogas and began firing missiles and small arms at them. One landing ship was crippled, but was able to flee the battle on its own power. The one Ticonderoga on station staved off the attacks long enough for MAF-1s stationed on another LHD could launch and destroy the attacking missile cruisers.

The Ministry of Defense has been so far reluctant to send our Patriot-class Cruisers into the fray, but after this near defeat it is obvious that they will have to send the PCU's most powerful warships into battle or they will be defeated.


In other news, Alberta was finally secured after the PCU chased the final elements of resistance into Yukon and the surrounding territories.
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| January 9, 2011, 10:13 pm
Negotiations with Colombia have come to a standstill. Due to the fact that the country is in a near anarchy and is mainly controlled by FARC and other drug cartels, the remaining non-corrupt politicians are fearing that this trade agreement would somehow help the cartels make more money, and possibly spread their influence. The President of Colombia is demanding that before continuing negotiations, the CDC must forcibly shut down the cartels to insure the sovereignty of the Colombian state. Bypassing the "lame=duck" and corrupted Congress, the President granted full military control over the small loyalist portion of the Colombian military in Bogotá (about 75,000 personnel) to the CDC Armed Forces, and authorized full use of force. Planning has begun for what is being called Operation Alpha Wolf, and the I Air Cavalry Division has already deployed to Colombia’s capitol, and is on full alert. There is some talk about forming Light Mountain Infantry units for use in this new conflict, however it would most likely be too time consuming to effectively recruit, train, and equip these units.
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| January 9, 2011, 10:58 pm
The first 12 A1 Valkyries have rolled off the production line, 4 are going to see combat in Sulawesi, the rest are being kept in reserve. Sulawesi is a mess at the moment, I won't even bother giving a full report. Another Warlord has been captured, another committed su1c1d3, leaving 3 Warlords left. The remaining Warlords have started a terror campaign against Sulawesi citizens, bombing cars, slaughtering people, in an attempt to make life h3ll for our men trying to restore order to the torn nation. We have responded to this with lethal military action, bombing and laying siege to their little hide outs and fortresses.
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| January 9, 2011, 11:31 pm
Here is a new light tank that Australia is manufacturing made by Aleksander S.E.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/aleksander_se/3642113802/
And also this is what our humvees look like. Made by yoderism 2.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/yoderism/2108291478/
Just wanted to update y'all 'bout some new stuff.
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| January 10, 2011, 12:01 am
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Quoting Matt P

You have to build the vehicles yourself to use them in the group. That's actually the point of this game; to encourage others to build modern military MOCs while using political situations as encouragement.
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| January 10, 2011, 12:06 am
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Quoting Dr. Spontaneous
You have to build the vehicles yourself to use them in the group. That's actually the point of this game; to encourage others to build modern military MOCs while using political situations as encouragement.

Otherwise, I'll own y'all: http://mocpages.com/moc.php/227247
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| January 10, 2011, 12:13 am
Quoting Dr. Spontaneous
Quoting Matt P

You have to build the vehicles yourself to use them in the group. That's actually the point of this game; to encourage others to build modern military MOCs while using political situations as encouragement.

Okay. So everything that I use has to be built by me or owned by my country previously.
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| January 10, 2011, 12:34 am
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Quoting Matt P
Okay. So everything that I use has to be built by me or owned by my country previously.

Correct. Sorry for the inconvenience or lack of clarification beforehand.
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| January 10, 2011, 12:36 am
Quoting Dr. Spontaneous
Correct. Sorry for the inconvenience or lack of clarification beforehand.

Ok, thanks for clarification. I just thought your country could create a certain vehicle and produce it. I was trying to do that and I was basing the light tank off of Aleksander's. But let's say I sketch plans of a light tank and post it on my flickr, will my country still be able to manufacture it or will it have to be made out of Lego on flickr/Mocpages?
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| January 10, 2011, 12:42 am
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Quoting Ultramarine .
A number of good old American adventurers are heading down to Guatemala


This guy http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Walker_(filibuster) much?

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| January 10, 2011, 12:44 am
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Quoting Matt P
Ok, thanks for clarification. I just thought your country could create a certain vehicle and produce it. I was trying to do that and I was basing the light tank off of Aleksander's. But let's say I sketch plans of a light tank and post it on my flickr, will my country still be able to manufacture it or will it have to be made out of Lego on flickr/Mocpages?

We prefer it to be in Lego form. If you're unable to build it with tangible bricks, you're welcome to dabble in LDD or LDraw as a means of substitution.
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| January 10, 2011, 12:44 am
Quoting Dr. Spontaneous
We prefer it to be in Lego form. If you're unable to build it with tangible bricks, you're welcome to dabble in LDD or LDraw as a means of substitution.

Alright, sounds good.

Anyway-
Auburn vs. Oregon!
As a South Carolina fan, I'm not sure to go for the SEC or go against my least favorite SEC team...

Anyway 2x-
The end of the war on Vanuatu is hopeful. We have demised a plan called Operation Rocket, which thrusts a large wave of our troops in the mountains to eliminate the terrorists. The ports have already been blockaded and any terrorists trying to leave the island will be destroyed. Operation Rocket will start with a heavy bombardment of battleships and artillery on the island. Then a large wave of infantry and tanks will attack the mountainous region. Obviously we can't execute this attack immediately, but hopefully we can do it by the end of this month.

Anyway 3x-
I'm still thinking about that whole African Invasion thing. If we invade Madagascar, much later this year of course, we will try to make an alliance of South Africa. And possibly the Indo-Union could join me for a chance to get some territory in Africa if successful. But this will be much later, after we end this darned war in Vanuatu.
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| January 10, 2011, 1:06 am
Quoting Matt P
Alright, sounds good.

Anyway-
Auburn vs. Oregon!
As a South Carolina fan, I'm not sure to go for the SEC or go against my least favorite SEC team...

Anyway 2x-
The end of the war on Vanuatu is hopeful. We have demised a plan called Operation Rocket, which thrusts a large wave of our troops in the mountains to eliminate the terrorists. The ports have already been blockaded and any terrorists trying to leave the island will be destroyed. Operation Rocket will start with a heavy bombardment of battleships and artillery on the island. Then a large wave of infantry and tanks will attack the mountainous region. Obviously we can't execute this attack immediately, but hopefully we can do it by the end of this month.

Anyway 3x-
I'm still thinking about that whole African Invasion thing. If we invade Madagascar, much later this year of course, we will try to make an alliance of South Africa. And possibly the Indo-Union could join me for a chance to get some territory in Africa if successful. But this will be much later, after we end this darned war in Vanuatu.

Hmm, I don't know, I don't want to make an enemy out of Africa, but if you can somehow get Africa to become allies with us despite the fact we're invading one of the countries there, sure, I'll help with an invasion. Not now though, I'm still trying to reunite the rest of Indonesia, and Sulawesi is being a pain in the ...
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| January 10, 2011, 3:13 am
Nothing at all happened in that old Chinese province that we've owned for the last 15 years that I can't remember the name of.
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| January 10, 2011, 5:24 am
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Quoting Awesome-o-saurus The Not-So-Great

This guy http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Walker_(filibuster) much?

Hmm. Now that you mention it, possibly. I have great plans for that man one way or another...
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| January 10, 2011, 12:36 pm
Quoting Danny Morgan
Hmm, I don't know, I don't want to make an enemy out of Africa, but if you can somehow get Africa to become allies with us despite the fact we're invading one of the countries there, sure, I'll help with an invasion. Not now though, I'm still trying to reunite the rest of Indonesia, and Sulawesi is being a pain in the ...

I know. I'm still trying to finish up this war in Vanuatu, and these are just future plans. If I was to invade Madagascar, I would like help. I'm going to make an alliance with South Africa. They would be a vital ally. The invasion would be in nations north of SA. And if you help us, territory in Africa would be good to have for both of us.
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| January 10, 2011, 3:55 pm
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The Russian Federation has recently granted a vast amount of monetary funding to our police departments to become more able in defending our communities. The main catalyst for this decision is of course the large amounts of suspected illegals traversing our eastern borders; unwanted refugees in other words. Anyhow, we've set up a program for private companies to buy back any discarded equipment and recycle it as a means to create a net zero loss. The Federation has also created a specialized training program headed by near-retiring SOF officers. This program will increase the ability of all offices to counteract severe violence scenarios and to neutralize terrorist threats. Our police agencies should be nearing complete upgrading by March.

On an international note, the Federal Assembly is presently in debate as to promote pan-Africanism and the United States of Africa in return. Neither of these ideals are new to the world, but it is new for a non-totalitarian state to promote these items internationally. The basis of our involvement will be reduced arms prices for sales in the region and of course political backing through campaigning for officials in the African states. The latter is self-explanatory, but the former will hopefully promote armed stabilization with governmental bodies being able to combat narcoterrorism and whatever else threatens politically stability. Plus, this should reduce the ability for foreign states to step on these rather limited nations. Deliberations will continue and an answer should be recognized shortly.

Also, we are interested in increasing arms deals with the Middle East. With the collapse of the United States, we fear that these nations no longer have the foreign purchasing ability to obtain top-dollar Western equipment. In return, modernized Russian units not easily recycled should be able to boost their ranks in the meanwhile. Our main apple is Saudi Arabia. With their vast land mass and petrol resources, the Federation thinks we may able to squeeze a few dollars out of them. Kuwait is another interest that may offer a few trade deals, but not many. Of course we shall not destabilize the balance of power against Israel, so we'll buy off whatever aging equipment our buyers may care to rid of and scrap it in our own nation. Plus, all models are export variants and haven't necessarily aged well in contrast to presently serving Russian equipment. If trade does increase, close tabs will be kept.
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| January 10, 2011, 5:47 pm
Quoting Matt P
I know. I'm still trying to finish up this war in Vanuatu, and these are just future plans. If I was to invade Madagascar, I would like help. I'm going to make an alliance with South Africa. They would be a vital ally. The invasion would be in nations north of SA. And if you help us, territory in Africa would be good to have for both of us.

I'm willing to help. I have a large naval base close-ish.
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| January 10, 2011, 8:15 pm
In the S.U....we're integrating that Canadian place next to Alaska. A 'peacekeeping' force has already been sent in.
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| January 10, 2011, 8:17 pm
Quoting Matt P
I know. I'm still trying to finish up this war in Vanuatu, and these are just future plans. If I was to invade Madagascar, I would like help. I'm going to make an alliance with South Africa. They would be a vital ally. The invasion would be in nations north of SA. And if you help us, territory in Africa would be good to have for both of us.

Sure, I'll do it when my own nation is settled.
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| January 10, 2011, 8:21 pm
Quoting Jake H.
I'm willing to help. I have a large naval base close-ish.

That would be great if helped us. But where exactly is your naval base? Isn't your nation in New England? But, still, even if your naval base is farther away than it should be, the South Africans would probably be happy to let your forces in through Cape Town if we make an alliance with them, which I am hoping to do. A large joint campaign would be great for conquering some territory in Africa.

And...
Auburn vs. Oregon!!
I've been waiting for this!
I might have to go for Auburn...
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| January 10, 2011, 8:46 pm
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Go Oregon! All is well in China, the PRC is dwindling day by day, we grow stronger too.
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| January 10, 2011, 8:54 pm
After hearing of a possible invasion from Australia, South African Government officials have asked for The Commonwealth to support them in any armed conflict. Parliament has decided that it is precedent to support our ally in the region, and if any conflict were to arrise, we will defend our ally using any means necessary.

With the recent threats arrising, our diplomats that were in South Africa negotiating an arms deal have come to an agreement with us. We will sell them two dozen Challenger 2 tanks without Chobham Armour or any top secret technology, multiple Type 23 Frigates, and many Eurofighter Typhoons. With the signing of this arms deal, and the free trade agreement between our two countries we have grown to have very close relations. Due to these relations many British companies have begun to open departments in South Africa, and employing South Africa. Tomorrow South Africa will release its unemployment numbers. We hope with these newly created jobs, that our friend will have very low unemployment.

In our country inflation is begining to take a toll on the economy, so we have decided to raise interest rates. This will hopefully get our citizens to begin to slow down their spending and begin to save money. Tomorrow, we too will also release our unemployment rates, which are most market analysts believe will remain stabil, and as usual very low. This along with good earnings reports will most likely drive markets in the UK up higher.

We have also begun to research and create a missile that is very similar to the US' SM-3 missile. It will be an expensive, but versatile missile that will be capable of intercepting ballistic missiles and used for A-SAT. This project will most likely take at least a month until even a prototype is operational, but at the end of the project we plan to have this missile equiped on board our Recluse-Class, Hermes-Class, and Type-45 Destroyer's vertical launch cells.
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| January 10, 2011, 9:12 pm
Quoting Matt P
That would be great if helped us. But where exactly is your naval base? Isn't your nation in New England? But, still, even if your naval base is farther away than it should be, the South Africans would probably be happy to let your forces in through Cape Town if we make an alliance with them, which I am hoping to do. A large joint campaign would be great for conquering some territory in Africa.

And...
Auburn vs. Oregon!!
I've been waiting for this!
I might have to go for Auburn...

it's on the other side of the panama canal...and I have almost all of Canada...
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| January 10, 2011, 9:16 pm
The situation in Colombia is accelerating rapidly. While CDC military planners were deciding on a course of action, leaders from a large band of independent drug rings and cartels met in Cali to unify temporarily. For the sake of business, they are banding together under their elected leader Juan Santana and calling their newly found coalition the Cali Cartel (in honor of the first Cali Cartel), and are pooling their resources to fight what’s left of the Colombian Military and the CDC.
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| January 10, 2011, 9:17 pm
Dealings in Ghana churned out a trade agreement, wherein the ACU will provide Ghana with any aid needed in return for a portion of the oil and gold gathered.
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| January 10, 2011, 9:27 pm
Quoting henry wang
After hearing of a possible invasion from Australia, South African Government officials have asked for The Commonwealth to support them in any armed conflict. Parliament has decided that it is precedent to support our ally in the region, and if any conflict were to arrise, we will defend our ally using any means necessary.

With the recent threats arrising, our diplomats that were in South Africa negotiating an arms deal have come to an agreement with us. We will sell them two dozen Challenger 2 tanks without Chobham Armour or any top secret technology, multiple Type 23 Frigates, and many Eurofighter Typhoons. With the signing of this arms deal, and the free trade agreement between our two countries we have grown to have very close relations. Due to these relations many British companies have begun to open departments in South Africa, and employing South Africa. Tomorrow South Africa will release its unemployment numbers. We hope with these newly created jobs, that our friend will have very low unemployment.

In our country inflation is begining to take a toll on the economy, so we have decided to raise interest rates. This will hopefully get our citizens to begin to slow down their spending and begin to save money. Tomorrow, we too will also release our unemployment rates, which are most market analysts believe will remain stabil, and as usual very low. This along with good earnings reports will most likely drive markets in the UK up higher.


/Sigh

scr-w this, I'm not going to war with you, you belligerent testosterone filled teen. I'm forgetting about the whole Madagascar thing unless Matt P. decides to go to war with you and needs an ally, or unless you calm down.
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| January 10, 2011, 9:27 pm
Quoting Danny Morgan

/Sigh

scr-w this, I'm not going to war with you, you belligerent testosterone filled teen. I'm forgetting about the whole Madagascar thing unless Matt P. decides to go to war with you and needs an ally, or unless you calm down.

o.O
...but he didn't insult you, he just protecting a nation he's integrating...
Oh and if you guys go to war the UKS and I will take the Philippines...
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| January 10, 2011, 9:42 pm
Quoting Brendan Dore
Go... Well, neither teams. They both kinda recruit criminals sooo... Yeah.

I resent that.
It's not our fault poor doesn't equal thief where you live...


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| January 10, 2011, 9:46 pm
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Quoting Jake H.
In the S.U....we're integrating that Canadian place next to Alaska. A 'peacekeeping' force has already been sent in.

You just committed an act of war against the Pacific Union. An act which the Western Confederation looks down upon as it would disturb our little peaceful existence.

Quoting Jake H.
o.O
...but he didn't insult you, he just protecting a nation he's integrating...
Oh and if you guys go to war the UKS and I will take the Philippines...

I'll help with the Philippines. Considering their still sort of a protectorate and all.
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| January 10, 2011, 9:47 pm
Quoting henry wang
After hearing of a possible invasion from Australia, South African Government officials have asked for The Commonwealth to support them in any armed conflict. Parliament has decided that it is precedent to support our ally in the region, and if any conflict were to arrise, we will defend our ally using any means necessary.

We're not trying to invade South Africa, we're thinking about gaining territory in other parts of Africa you doofus. The whole point was to make an alliance with South Africa. Maybe not have them fight with us, but simply let us use some ports so we can keep shipping in supplies. Trust me, I really don't want to spark a conflict with the Commonwealth here. If South Africa makes an alliance with us and you, maybe your forces could join Jake, Danny, and I in fighting in other wild African nations north of there.

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| January 10, 2011, 10:01 pm
Quoting Jake H.
o.O
...but he didn't insult you, he just protecting a nation he's integrating...
Oh and if you guys go to war the UKS and I will take the Philippines...

Let's forget about the Philippines Crisis. (Ha! just made another name for the almost-war!) That be done.
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| January 10, 2011, 10:05 pm
Quoting Ultramarine .
You just committed an act of war against the Pacific Union. An act which the Western Confederation looks down upon as it would disturb our little peaceful existence.

Quoting Jake H.
o.O
...but he didn't insult you, he just protecting a nation he's integrating...
Oh and if you guys go to war the UKS and I will take the Philippines...

I'll help with the Philippines. Considering their still sort of a protectorate and all.

1. ummmm...howLast time I checked he hasn't occupied the Yukon, or whatever it's called.
2. Just trying to keep Danny from starting a war.
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| January 10, 2011, 10:10 pm
Quoting Matt P
We're not trying to invade South Africa, we're thinking about gaining territory in other parts of Africa you doofus. The whole point was to make an alliance with South Africa. If South Africa makes an alliance with us and you, maybe your forces could join Jake, Danny, and I in fighting in other wild African nations north of there.

Well it's sort of scarey for South Africa if you just start saying that you're going to invade their neighbors because whats to stop you from invading them even if you have an alliance with them why would you have to keep to it. Plus, why would South Africa want to conquer the countries up north of it because they just might make an alliance and gang up on it right now. So no, I do not want to participate in any sort of invasion because not only is it a threat to my ally, but it is also very imperialistic.
I'm not saying that you can't do what you want to do and invade Africa and Madagascar, but please just don't harm my ally and keep South Africa out of your invasions. This will keep me out of your way.
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| January 10, 2011, 10:11 pm
Quoting Matt P
Let's forget about the Philippines Crisis. (Ha! just made another name for the almost-war!) That be done.

Ah, I know, I'm just pointing out that Danny's stretched kinda thin.
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| January 10, 2011, 10:12 pm
Quoting Jake H.
I'll help with the Philippines. Considering their still sort of a protectorate and all.
1. ummmm...howLast time I checked he hasn't occupied the Yukon, or whatever it's called.
2. Just trying to keep Danny from starting a war.

It seems as if Danny's got enough turd to deal with right now and starting a war in the Philippines would be his last thought...
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| January 10, 2011, 10:13 pm
Quoting Matt P
It seems as if Danny's got enough turd to deal with right now and starting a war in the Philippines would be his last thought...

but, he almost just did a war. I was pointing out that hes the one person keeping the UKS from growing, and he's stretched too thin to start a war with England.
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| January 10, 2011, 10:14 pm
Quoting henry wang
Well it's sort of scarey for South Africa if you just start saying that you're going to invade their neighbors because whats to stop you from invading them even if you have an alliance with them why would you have to keep to it. Plus, why would South Africa want to conquer the countries up north of it because they just might make an alliance and gang up on it right now. So no, I do not want to participate in any sort of invasion because not only is it a threat to my ally, but it is also very imperialistic.
I'm not saying that you can't do what you want to do and invade Africa and Madagascar, but please just don't harm my ally and keep South Africa out of your invasions. This will keep me out of your way.

agreed we need a player vs player conflict.
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| January 10, 2011, 10:17 pm
Quoting henry wang
Well it's sort of scarey for South Africa if you just start saying that you're going to invade their neighbors because whats to stop you from invading them even if you have an alliance with them why would you have to keep to it. Plus, why would South Africa want to conquer the countries up north of it because they just might make an alliance and gang up on it right now. So no, I do not want to participate in any sort of invasion because not only is it a threat to my ally, but it is also very imperialistic.
I'm not saying that you can't do what you want to do and invade Africa and Madagascar, but please just don't harm my ally and keep South Africa out of your invasions. This will keep me out of your way.


I swear. I will not invade South Africa. There would be no reason. The whole idea from the start was to keep peace and make an alliance with them. And about that "countries ganging up and obliterating me", that's why we have three different nations as of now willing to help. And I'm not going to invade South Africa!

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| January 10, 2011, 10:20 pm
Quoting Matt P

I swear. I will not invade South Africa. There would be no reason. The whole idea from the start was to keep peace and make an alliance with them. And about that "countries ganging up and obliterating me", that's why we have three different nations as of now willing to help. And I'm not going to invade South Africa!

When I mean gang up I mean on South Africa, and please I decline on this invasion, and South Africa has also declined. Now please just leave us be!

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| January 10, 2011, 10:24 pm
Quoting henry wang
When I mean gang up I mean on South Africa, and please I decline on this invasion, and South Africa has also declined. Now please just leave us be!

Okay, okay. Now everything is resolved. Good.
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| January 10, 2011, 10:32 pm
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Quoting Evan Melick
Alright, I have no school tomorrow, so I'd really, really love to get an updated map up. Any huge border changes since then?


Do you wish for another image of what's up in China?
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| January 10, 2011, 10:58 pm
Quoting Evan Melick
Alright, I have no school tomorrow, so I'd really, really love to get an updated map up. Any huge border changes since then? Any former US states still left around independent?

Alberta and all of Hawaii except the Big Island are secured. As well as Nevada and Oklahoma for the PCU. >.>
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| January 10, 2011, 11:17 pm
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Quoting Evan Melick
Done and done, danke.

I now control Nebraska and Guatemala. Midway, Wake, and Palmyra as well.

The WC also takes this opportunity to declare these islands as sovereign territory of the Western Confederation. It is an act of war (or extreme aggression) to occupy or approach without permission.
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| January 10, 2011, 11:42 pm
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Quoting Jake H.
I'll help with the Philippines. Considering their still sort of a protectorate and all.



It's called Alberta. Look it up on a map... lol

And yes, he's got it.
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| January 10, 2011, 11:45 pm
Quoting Evan Melick
Just to use Matt as another example, thanks to the good Doctor pointing out
my ignorance, Australia does in fact have a large amphibious capability I did not know about, and probably for good reason.

Anyway, just a word of wisdom to who it may apply.

Yes, we do have a rather large amphibious capability. I had created a carrier and battleship already, and then I created a submarine, frigate, and amphibious assault ship. And we continue to build more of each. So we do have the resources to execute an amphibious landing.
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| January 11, 2011, 12:32 am
Quoting Evan Melick
Just remember, Australia is a small nation, so maintaining such a heavily expensive naval program, especially battleships, stresses your economy, and ability to invest in other areas. You only have so many resources.

Not to go back to myself as an example, but as much as I'd like to have a few BB's or CVN's lying around to scare Erik off, I can't afford it.

That's why I had announced earlier that we would cool down expansion when I had first started, and let our economy rebuild. In that time period we cut some military expenditures and our economy got better. By that time, the Vanuatian Terrorists had bombed different Sydney marketplaces and Canberra government buildings. Then the whole war in Vanuatu started up.
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| January 11, 2011, 12:42 am
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Quoting Evan Melick
near the Siberian border

...

However, Constantinople would also like to express it's extreme displeasure at the government of the Russian Federation for it's blatant act of imperialistic aggression against it's peace-loving neighbors in Georgia.


I believe you mean Serbian. As for Russia, I approve of imperialism, but only if it's by me or a far-off friend. Let's just say our close borders with Russia may spark tension on the future. I hope not, but you never know with those uppity post-Commies.
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| January 11, 2011, 1:11 am
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And that's why I've got lots and lots of gold... and oil...and metals... and lots of prisoners working the factories.

Today, in the Western Confederation...

The relief fleet is about a day's sail away from Gibraltar. The Israelis have guaranteed air cover once within range. The battle-tested marines on the Brigand know they may be going ashore to pull security while they are unloading. Thanks to the overwhelming nature of the enemy assault, that's less than 10 miles from the front; which could mean enemy fire.

The submerged Danish cargo plane was once again scavenged, but only odds and ends have been discovered with nothing of real significance. Though some pieces were worth investigation. Charges were set after the blackbox was retrieved, and then the wreck was blown.

The Brigand's sister ship is now 20% completed. The first Guatemalan company set the keel for the FTC-class vessels and was awarded the half million. The Guatemalan government has agreed that further economic gain could be accomplished by the WC moving 3/4 of its Pacific naval manufacturing to the country and has consented to the building of the port works and dry docks. The WC has decided to entrust the endeavor to two civilian companies in the country. Those two companies take care of construction while the WC provides the raw materials. Lucrative oil contracts with the companies and Guatemala have helped this deal along. The Guatemalans have settled on a tank design: the M45 Rajput. As the first indigenous design to Central America, it is necessarily low-tech, but tough. Training of the GAF continues well.

Many adventurers have arrived in the capital of Guatemala. Little is known of their actions, but their are rumors of several having access to lots of money and lots of weapons.

The 8 marine F-18Cs have arrived in Midway today, completing the garrison's strength. Supply and ammunition dumps have been augmented to supply the new base.
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| January 11, 2011, 1:12 am
Quoting Matt P
Yes, we do have a rather large amphibious capability. I had created a carrier and battleship already, and then I created a submarine, frigate, and amphibious assault ship. And we continue to build more of each. So we do have the resources to execute an amphibious landing.

Yeah, we in da Indo Union have a pretty decent amphibious tank we could team up with yours (YES admins, I DID build an amphibious tank and post it right here to Mocpages).

@ Madagascar/Africa crisis.
Whatever, if it's gonna cause half the world to go to war on us, I'll forget about it.

@ you frikkin do0fuses planning to take the Philippines:
WT(F)?

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| January 11, 2011, 1:31 am
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Quoting Danny Morgan
you frikkin do0fuses


I lol'd, so hard. I haven't heard that word used since before you were born. Wait, no, I have, but still. Thank you for reminding me of it.
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| January 11, 2011, 2:05 am
Quoting Dr. Spontaneous
The Russian Federation has recently granted a vast amount of monetary funding to our police departments to become more able in defending our communities. The main catalyst for this decision is of course the large amounts of suspected illegals traversing our eastern borders; unwanted refugees in other words.

It's not my fault my border guards have far more ammunition than yours.

Quoting Dr. Spontaneous
Also, we are interested in increasing arms deals with the Middle East. With the collapse of the United States, we fear that these nations no longer have the foreign purchasing ability to obtain top-dollar Western equipment. In return, modernized Russian units not easily recycled should be able to boost their ranks in the meanwhile. Our main apple is Saudi Arabia. With their vast land mass and petrol resources, the Federation thinks we may able to squeeze a few dollars out of them. Kuwait is another interest that may offer a few trade deals, but not many. Of course we shall not destabilize the balance of power against Israel, so we'll buy off whatever aging equipment our buyers may care to rid of and scrap it in our own nation. Plus, all models are export variants and haven't necessarily aged well in contrast to presently serving Russian equipment. If trade does increase, close tabs will be kept.

Can't allow that, mate. Unless you haven't noticed, I'm uncomfortably close to certain unstable Middle-Eastern theocratic dictatorships. If it comes to fighting larger adversaries motivated by money or inferior adversaries motivated by religion, I'll take the capitalists.
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| January 11, 2011, 4:14 am
In light of current events, Caribbean Tech. has recently developed some interesting equipment. The M192 Amphibious Main Battle Tank, though still in its early stages of development, looks to be a very prospective design. We are requesting several variants for use in field (and/or sea) testing, including a Heavy Armored Personnel Carrier, and a Razorback Air Defense variant. A team of diplomats has been sent to Nigeria regarding an arms supporting the military, which is currently suppressing an insurrection and threat of foreign invasion. While this proposed deal will mainly only cover small arms, we may be willing to extend it to offer more advanced equipment.
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| January 11, 2011, 4:59 am
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Two Type-4 Submarines are being sent to the Black Sea.

The 1st Task Force, centralized on the recently launched NDV Skandinavien (escorted by two brand new Allegiance Destroyers) is heading for a shakedown run in the Med. Sea.

While normally the UFS condemns blatant acts of expansionism through forcible means, we sympasize with the Russians, after all, they were not the ones who planted bombs in the Moscow Metro, as well as killing many Russian nationals indiscriminantly. They have the full support of the UFS government, which seeks to increase global stability (at least in areas where it can be attained).
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| January 11, 2011, 11:20 am
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The Western Confederation will take whatever means necessary to protect its releif fleet from aggression. Any unknown vessel that does not make its presence known will be treated as hostile. All foreign ships not of Middle Eastern origin are respectfully warned to make themselves known or face the consequences. We will steer clear of territorial waters of any European nation, and we request the same treatment. We should make the Strait later today.

Also, the WC protests arms deals with non-democracies in the Middle East as it is considered proliferation and support of terrorist activities; and is therefore against our foreign policy and humanity in general. Kuwait is cool, Saudi Arabia is not.
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| January 11, 2011, 12:09 pm
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Quoting Evan Melick

The Federation formally disregards your outcry. Our "imperialistic" presence is justified by the acts of terrorism involving Russian deaths, the fact that two provinces seceded, and of course the fact that Georgia is in full political support of the secessionist movement. To imply we have fabricated theses means, or so I would have to assume is the issue, is rather outlandish seeing as though the economic decline far outweighs a mere land grab with little to offer other than ethnic tensions and rocky soil. Our presence in the Caucasus region(s) is rather an act of border stability. Internal Georgian issues of course will be utilized as a means to stabilize the disputed territories of S. Ossetia and Abkhazia, but any land control greater than our former borders as of 2036 is presently un-thought of. If you continue to press this non-existent issue of imperial nature, I welcome your intervention with bare teeth.

Quoting Awesome-o-suarus

We by no means wish to cause a border dispute; that is the reasoning behind the increase of police funding. Rather than having an aggressive federal body like our military sitting the fence and looking rather negatively from both sides, we hope to have a police institution take on this role with a lesser political footprint (and fewer big guns burning up oil). However, we will be attempting to halt the large influx of ethnic Chinese into the Siberian territory. This is because we fear that this may lead to the former regime, or perchance your regime as well, pulling a Texas, so to speak. Meaning, Chinese flood the area illegally and then some off-shoot body cares to declare it rightfully theirs. I'm sure you can understand this. >_>

Quoting Trade Opposition

As much as I appreciate and honor your concerns, I must accordingly do what I find best for my nation's concern. Ties with nations outside of the Arabian Peninsula have been ceased for such issues as instability and rather distasteful policy (i.e. Iran). Presently, we're only interested in selling goods to buyers with fat wallets. And of course our goods have been sitting on the shelves awhile with no true offensive capability without being upgraded and added onto even more. Saudi Arabia of course fits this bill and we see no threat in selling this nation a few outdated tanks in order to get a bit closer to some well-known resources. If anything, the Federation should be able to utilize the act of having many, minimal arms deals with Saudi Arabia as a means to step into their political nature a bit here and there; thus swaying them to a more progressive standpoint. We also recognize that in this age of electronic communication and advanced technologies and globalization, the conservative role of a monarchy will soon become outdated and lacking. Therein, Russia sees the future for Saudi Arabia as one containing a more democratic system if the cards are played right. Any armed conflicts fed by our ordeals will be countered by a necessary Russian intervention seeing as though we are to right our wrongs.
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| January 11, 2011, 5:15 pm
Quoting Danny Morgan
Yeah, we in da Indo Union have a pretty decent amphibious tank we could team up with yours (YES admins, I DID build an amphibious tank and post it right here to Mocpages).

@ Madagascar/Africa crisis.
Whatever, if it's gonna cause half the world to go to war on us, I'll forget about it.

@ you frikkin do0fuses planning to take the Philippines:
WT(F)?

Well, about the Africa invasion, the only person who got angry/flipped out was Henry, who I assume is integrating South Africa. We made a deal with him, and no one else is going to go to war with us if we invade Africa. Like the admins said, the whole point of the group was to become a world superpower. So gaining territory would be part of that.
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| January 11, 2011, 6:13 pm
The CDC Air Force I,II, and III Fighter Squadrons are deploying to Madrid Air Base, Colombia, along with the I Helicopter Transportation Wing. These units will provide air support for Operation: Alpha Wolf, and we are hoping they will be able to begin flying missions by the end of the week.
So far, Kenya has agreed to buy a large order of AK-47s and other old rifles, machine guns, rockets (and launchers), and grenades. The income generated by this deal will be used to develop and produce a new assault rifle for infantry use. Though through commercial means, the Nigerian military is also purchasing about 500 M882 Raskler Squad Support Vehicles from Caribbean Tech. We are very curious to see how these vehicles work out.
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| January 11, 2011, 6:30 pm
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Quoting Dr. Spontaneous
Quoting Awesome-o-suarus

We by no means wish to cause a border dispute; that is the reasoning behind the increase of police funding. Rather than having an aggressive federal body like our military sitting the fence and looking rather negatively from both sides, we hope to have a police institution take on this role with a lesser political footprint (and fewer big guns burning up oil). However, we will be attempting to halt the large influx of ethnic Chinese into the Siberian territory. This is because we fear that this may lead to the former regime, or perchance your regime as well, pulling a Texas, so to speak. Meaning, Chinese flood the area illegally and then some off-shoot body cares to declare it rightfully theirs. I'm sure you can understand this. >_>


Oh, I understand. Don't fear, I've got my eye on you. At least near the Far Eastern district, that's our only border currently.

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| January 11, 2011, 6:41 pm
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Quoting Awesome-o-saurus The Not-So-Great

Oh, I understand. Don't fear, I've got my eye on you. At least near the Far Eastern district, that's our only border currently.

I totally want to see a Russo-Chinese war in about three-four months... It would be beyond epic.
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| January 11, 2011, 10:08 pm
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Quoting Ultramarine .
I totally want to see a Russo-Chinese war in about three-four months... It would be beyond epic.


Epic for you spectators, maybe. For me, it'd be nerve-wracking, and same for Erik I'd imagine. We've been very wary of each other in groups past, this is no exception. When unstoppable force meets immovable object... Shi- would get real, fast.

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| January 11, 2011, 10:38 pm
Quoting Danny Morgan


@ you frikkin do0fuses planning to take the Philippines:
WT(F)?

It's been in the UKS's agenda for a while...and those of us in America feel crowded.
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| January 11, 2011, 11:01 pm
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Quoting Awesome-o-saurus The Not-So-Great

Epic for you spectators, maybe. For me, it'd be nerve-wracking, and same for Erik I'd imagine. We've been very wary of each other in groups past, this is no exception. When unstoppable force meets immovable object... Shi- would get real, fast.

Pretty much what Awe said. Awe and I fairly equal in terms of counter-projection. He mobilizes sturdy, well-built equipment with contained strategic maneuvers and I utilize more contemporary, diversified equipment with line-stretched strategy most of the time. He and I are both well acquainted with member-versus-member combat, so it would be interesting, but vastly drug-out. I must say though, he would have the basing and industrial advantage in the get-go; therefore, making things a bit sketchy on my end. Thus, I prefer a neutral relationship with Awe because I wuv heem.

Aside from that, the Russian Federation failed to thank our Scandinavian allies for their support against the blatant regards of Byzantium. We are greatly pleased to see the cooperation of our nations in times of conflict.
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| January 11, 2011, 11:05 pm
Quoting Jake H.
It's been in the UKS's agenda for a while...and those of us in America feel crowded.

The CDC would like to insure the UKS of our full support, both militarily and commercially. We would love to take this oppritunity to test out our new amphibious capabilities.
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| January 11, 2011, 11:05 pm
Quoting Evan Melick

All of Canada but the PCU's stuff.
(Yukon, Northwest territories...etc. )
and Tahiti. (my naval base)
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| January 11, 2011, 11:06 pm
Quoting Ultramarine .


It's called Alberta. Look it up on a map... lol

And yes, he's got it.

Ummmm no. He does have Alberta, but not the Yukon.
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| January 11, 2011, 11:12 pm
Quoting -> avalella

Just so you get your hopes up...unless Danny enters a war nothin much will happen, he doesn't approve... ;P
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| January 11, 2011, 11:13 pm
Quoting Ultramarine .
I totally want to see a Russo-Chinese war in about three-four months... It would be beyond epic.

It'd also be beyond bloody if Erik tried to take a shortcut through my territory.


On other subjects: our Quality Assurance teams have finally finished clearing the Cosmoline out of the old Russian AKMs and testing has completed. Apart from around twenty of them that were completely unsalvageable, we've got them all functional and ready for issuing. Probably going to have to build up a stock of spare parts, though. That's ~25,000 Kalashnikov combat rifles for us to use in a phasing out of the AK-74.

Illogic! Illogic! The AK-74 is newer and better, yes?
No.
It fires a smaller round that's less effective at long range. Kazakhstan and our bits of China are both very large, very flat expanses. Therefore we'd like to give ourselves as much of a range and firepower advantage as possible.

To increase that, we're also looking at a "hotter" load for the 7.62x39mm, to allow the same tried-and-true killing ability at longer range. Also, training. Lots of training. Your average modern combat rifle is much more accurate than the guys shooting it, and that's been true for quite a long time.

We'd also like to obtain a manufacturing licence for the AK-103 from Izhmash. The AKM is only an interim measure.
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| January 12, 2011, 12:18 am
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Quoting Dr. Spontaneous
Pretty much what Awe said. Awe and I fairly equal in terms of counter-projection. He mobilizes sturdy, well-built equipment with contained strategic maneuvers and I utilize more contemporary, diversified equipment with line-stretched strategy most of the time. He and I are both well acquainted with member-versus-member combat, so it would be interesting, but vastly drug-out. I must say though, he would have the basing and industrial advantage in the get-go; therefore, making things a bit sketchy on my end. Thus, I prefer a neutral relationship with Awe because I wuv heem.


Let's hope it doesn't come to war, it'd be the great battle of our time. Like Minas Tirith, or the Battle of Endor.
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| January 12, 2011, 12:46 am
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I would like to point out that the Russian 7.62 round has a shorter range than the 5.56 or 5.45... not to mention rather bad accuracy due to not only the weapon, but the weight of the round. It has more stopping power, for sure, but there is a reason why the newer AK series have been adopted- and that is for accuracy and range.
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| January 12, 2011, 12:48 am
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Quoting Dr. Spontaneous
Thus, I prefer a neutral relationship with Awe because I wuv heem.

Yeah...sure.

That's ok, brag all you want, but not too many folks around here can say they conquered a country going up against 4:1 odds. And I was winning in Mexico, too, until someone (who shall remain nameless) just up and quit without so much as a "By your leave." Actually, that makes two...

Speaking of which, I had a really great offensive that would have been awesome to see, does anyone want the job again?
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| January 12, 2011, 12:59 am
Quoting Matt Hacker
I would like to point out that the Russian 7.62 round has a shorter range than the 5.56 or 5.45... not to mention rather bad accuracy due to not only the weapon, but the weight of the round. It has more stopping power, for sure, but there is a reason why the newer AK series have been adopted- and that is for accuracy and range.

Shorter accurate range, longer effective range. 5.56x45mm NATO has a reputation for losing effectiveness rapidly out past ~300 metres. It doesn't do you any good to hit someone if you're not going to take him out of the fight.
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| January 12, 2011, 3:07 am
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Quoting Ultramarine .


I'm glad that I pissed you off as much as you did to me.
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| January 12, 2011, 11:00 am
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Quoting Matt Hacker

I'm glad that I pi__ed you off as much as you did to me.

Not so much, at least you gave us the benefit of knowing you were quitting. I'm talking about Jake who just fell off the radar.

Actually, I amend that statement. I was pretty upset when you made blanket assumptions about a plane that simply doesn't have external hardpoints being loaded up like a Thud. Not just that, but then you turn and lecture me saying; "You shouldn't load your planes with external loads and expect them not to be detected." Did you ever stop to think why I would use a highly expensive plane with a limited range to attack a heavily defended target, while simultaneously neutralizing whatever strategic advantage it may have, instead of using a much cheaper conventional aircraft that could carry more and go further (probably with the same results)?
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| January 12, 2011, 11:12 am
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Quoting Ultramarine .


Yes, losing a few fictional aircraft is such a big deal...

The other thing is I try to be fair and not make it a one sided curbstomp considering the fact that Ham already just finished getting obliterated...

And I know that you are going to bring the Baja thing up, and that was an honest mistake.

Why am I even responding to this rationally when you continue to bear a grudge that won't go away with any form of reasoning?
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| January 12, 2011, 12:20 pm
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Quoting Matt Hacker

Yes, losing a few fictional aircraft is such a big deal...

The other thing is I try to be fair and not make it a one sided curbstomp considering the fact that Ham already just finished getting obliterated...

And I know that you are going to bring the Baja thing up, and that was an honest mistake.

So, by your own admission, you 'threw' a contest because it was one-sided? Not to get picky, but can we trust your judgment in the future because of that?

No, the Baja thing was a mistake and I completely understood that. I'm not a troll, I made mistakes in my modding. But I never, NEVER, threw a contest in someone else's favor because I felt sorry for them.
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| January 12, 2011, 12:31 pm
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Quoting Ultramarine .

You can claim that I wasnt being fair, but if you recall, you still had successful landings in 2 locations, had destroyed almost all defense and were going to win shortly thereafter anyways. I did feel bad for Ham, but that doesn't mean that anything was going to change with the outcome.
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| January 12, 2011, 12:37 pm
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Quoting Matt Hacker
You can claim that I wasnt being fair, but if you recall, you still had successful landings in 2 locations, had destroyed almost all defense and were going to win shortly thereafter anyways. I did feel bad for Ham, but that doesn't mean that anything was going to change with the outcome.

It's not fairness, it's objectivity, that counts.

I do understand, but they were successful because I used tactics that have proven successful in the past. So that was a good call on your part.

I'm not holding a grudge, I'm just trying to understand if you would repeat that again in the future when it comes to such a case?
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| January 12, 2011, 12:45 pm
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Quoting Ultramarine .


I won't ever Combat Mod for you again because due to certain events I *may* be highly biased against you and actively seek your destruction. Just sayin'
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| January 12, 2011, 12:46 pm
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Quoting Matt Hacker

I won't ever Combat Mod for you again because due to certain events I *may* be highly biased against you and actively seek your destruction. Just sayin'

Well, that's your call. Just so you know, I did not intend to drive you off. I simply said what I could to get you to reverse your decision. Notice I stopped after bringing it up?

I think you are lumping Ham's actions into mine as well. Unless you also count my rebuttal to that Abidjan fiasco. I was still talking to Ham, what I said wasn't directed at you at all. Just so you know.

And, to that extent, for my part I apologize. I'm not trying to buy favors with this, I'm just not the kind of person that tries to cut others down or off.end.
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| January 12, 2011, 12:52 pm
Argue about the old group, in the old group, or don't argue at all.
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| January 12, 2011, 2:15 pm
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Quoting John Dawn
Argue about the old group, in the old group, or don't argue at all.

"He who cannot learn from history is doomed to repeat it." -George Santayana

Besides, if we did, no one would ever notice it.
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| January 12, 2011, 2:42 pm
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Quoting Evan Melick
"What we learn from history is that no one learns from history." ~Otto von Bismark

My quote-ee is cooler.

Well, I learn from history, it's just that I'm not in much of a position to do anything about it...
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| January 12, 2011, 3:16 pm
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The Federation has begun the refit two of its four Mistral-class vessels to further serve contemporary combative needs urged by our marines. These two vessels will be equipped with newer modular electronics, modified flight decks (newer materials that lessen the wear-n-tear), and thicker defense systems. We plan to have at least one of the ships fitted with our experimental electromagnetic armor; at least on the bridge. The EGA should be able to produce, essentially, an electronic jamming grid with a 30 meter range. This will be able to neutralize most larger munitions found in the more fearsome foreign arsenal. Of course this technology isn't proven, but it doesn't hurt to try. We'll also be ridding of the 12.7mm MGs in favor of CIWS units. Granted MRNCs are in full support of the Mistrals, there is little need for manned small arms. The air defense munitions will also be upgraded to a newer calibre as well as being fully automated. We assume the well-decks should be able to accommodate our UACs, but we'll find out once the ships hit the drydocks. This entire refit should take some three weeks for one vessel and then a bit after for the other.

One of the vessels not being newly outfitted will be organizing a marine task force to head to San Diego to train with the PCU. We hope to go beyond a simple non-aggression pact and become defense partners in holding the line in Pacific and Asiatic waters and territories. They should be there within a few days' time, so we await to see what our Pacific brethren have in store.
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| January 12, 2011, 4:48 pm
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Today, in the Western Confederation...

The installation of the Lexington's engines is completed. She is taking on her crew, maiden voyage will be Friday. She'll cruise around for a day to make sure everything works before taking on her aircraft. Her capacity is about 80 aircraft (down from 110 WWII era capacity). Her manifest will be made up of mostly the new F-29s, F-89s, and UH-10s. A couple Hawkeyes and Prowlers will, of course, be included for ECM and patrolling. F-29 is sitting at 55 total, and F-89 has made it to 15.

Henry Billings has worked his way into the local scene and has almost disappeared from radar. Word has it that he's brought along quite the stockpile of weapons, working with men that were in his father's 'organization' before the world hit the fan, in order to operate an armed militia of sorts. Investigators are scouring databases to see who is in it and how much they have. Poor farmers in the area are being lured in by promises of steady income. So far no incidents have occurred to make his actions illegal.

Several old furniture manufacturing centers and aluminum plants have been reopened by the military to start production of the M45. This process should start about mid-February.

Honduras isn't too happy about its northern neighbor's sudden leap in power and technology in the region. A Honduran recon plane was seen flying over the southern parts of Guatemala early this morning. We think they are looking for the main airbase.

Our relief fleet is now about 3/4 of the way across the Mediterranean and a day from Israel. The Brigand reported seeing several returns on radar, possibly hostile, but enough to call Israeli planes in for support. Things could get interesting. Due to the necessary quick unloading process, the cargo has been fueled up and is ready to go into battle (but they aren't that close).
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| January 12, 2011, 6:16 pm
Quoting Ultramarine .
Yeah...sure.

That's ok, brag all you want, but not too many folks around here can say they conquered a country going up against 4:1 odds. And I was winning in Mexico, too, until someone (who shall remain nameless) just up and quit without so much as a "By your leave." Actually, that makes two...

Speaking of which, I had a really great offensive that would have been awesome to see, does anyone want the job again?

School work...social life, orchestra. It all got in the way. You'll not I'm not on nearly as much as I used to be.
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| January 12, 2011, 6:43 pm
Fighting in Western Sahara continued for Moroccan forces. The rebels, however, are not the main threat. The Algerian military has mobilized in the Free Zone to assist the rebels. This force was spotted by joint-force reconnassaince. So far, no fighting has occured between the two African nations, but it has set off alarms in Madrid. Forces are beginning to mobilize, we already have a naval task force heading towards Moroccan waters. Intelligence also says that Libya might be assisting Algeria.
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| January 12, 2011, 7:36 pm
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In China:
The previously non-aligned free realms of Qinghai, Sichuan, and Yunan have been approached for a peaceful process of union. We don't know how well this'll go.
However, we do know we're looking at Tibet 2.0, considering how the region declared independence at the onset of the Second Chinese Civil War.
In the South, the People's Republic crumbles as Guangzhou is cut off from the remaining loyal provinces. By February at earliest, the war should be over. Why so fast? Keep in mind this has been going off and on since 2016. We haven't been sleeping the whole time.
Production of our stuff is continuing on as usual, the new gear is joining the front.
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| January 12, 2011, 8:52 pm
Quoting Ham N' Biscuits

I hope nothing happens to my diplomats in Algeria...
>.>
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| January 12, 2011, 9:21 pm
-In the Confederate states, new torture laws have been passed by suggestion from the Justice Council. Although we had to pull some strings, criminals who do things such as, kill children, babies, elderly people or multiple persons will have the option of torture every day for the rest of their life, death by hanging or death by firing squad with .22 Short ammunition. This is, of course, this is only if they are known guilty when apprehended.
Torture will range from beatings to water-boarding. This is due to an increase in mass public shootings in 2036. Any criticism from foreign or domestic groups will be disregarded.

-The Sunday military exercises showed us not-too-drastic results. The forces repelled the enemy invasion will mild "casualties." In the air our skills were tested, and our newer craft reigned supreme over the older Russian craft. It gave our men a combat experience against a real modern military. Select groups of troops will be trained on how to operate the vehicles and armor, such as the BMP-3 and T-72, will be used for training our infantry so they can effectively deal with armor in urban areas.

-A surge in gang chatter over the phone lines in the Chicago area has lead to heightened security measures.
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| January 12, 2011, 9:27 pm
@Will: Those options are honestly quite 5hiTTy. >.>

Hawaii goes okay. A little busy to write a full combat mod right now.
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| January 12, 2011, 9:50 pm
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Quoting Will G.
criminals who do things such as, kill children, babies, elderly people or multiple persons will have the option of torture every day for the rest of their life, death by hanging or death by firing squad with .22 Short ammunition.


You're going way too easy on them. What we do for child killers and child rapists, we walk them into a prison, and announce exactly what they did. Then, we accidentally leave behind a few blunt objects. Everyone else just gets accidentally locked in a cage with an angry and hungry mother bear and her cubs. Oops.




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| January 12, 2011, 10:01 pm
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@Awe: Yeah, that's one way of doing it. It's a lot cheaper to let the prisoners do your dirty work for you.
Quoting Will G.

Wow. That's pretty much all I have to say. I'd say instant death sentence for sure. We save waterboarding for POWs who have nasty secrets...


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| January 12, 2011, 11:53 pm
Quoting Jake H.
It's been in the UKS's agenda for a while...and those of us in America feel crowded.

Well you know the drill. You invade the Philippines, you go to war with me, and quite possibly my two allies. Hmm, maybe this whole Philippines invasion thingy will cause them to become closer allies with the Indo Union.

Quoting Awesome-o-saurus The Not-So-Great
When unstoppable force meets immovable object...


That's a quote from Dark Knight isn't it? joker = my role model :P

Updates:
Sulawesi is still a mess, homeless families in the streets, some starving or in need of medical help despite the best efforts of our Aid workers and supply cargo planes. Lots of d0uch3 bags with Molotov C-cktails probably hired by the 3 remaining warlords.

As for punishments, our list is as follows:

R4pists- depending on the seriousness of the crimes, either life imprisonment, or death by crucifixion.

Murderers- same as before, variating on the seriousness or circumstances of the crime; life imprisonment or hanged.

Child R4pists, mass murderers, etc. - oil drum + flame + criminal + rope.

War criminals- Hanged.



Preferred torture methods: water dunking and being suspended by hand cuffs from ceiling by ankles and wrists and the hand cuffs have blades on the inside. Idk, I'm not feeling very imaginative...
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| January 13, 2011, 1:15 am
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Quoting Danny Morgan
Well you know the drill. You invade the Philippines, you go to war with me, and quite possibly my two allies. Hmm, maybe this whole Philippines invasion thingy will cause them to become closer allies with the Indo Union.

Who's to say they won't join us? After all, a lot of their economy lies in America, plus, we did liberate them from oppressors in the past.

Let's just say that I'm not too worried about going to war with third-world countries. That, and I've got bombers in operational range of your homeland.
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| January 13, 2011, 1:23 am
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Quoting Ultramarine .

Who's to say they won't join us? After all, a lot of their economy lies in America, plus, we did liberate them from oppressors in the past.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippine-American_War

But first, we had to properly oppress them ourselves. Then we could liberate them.
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| January 13, 2011, 1:54 am
Quoting Ultramarine .
Quoting Danny Morgan
Well you know the drill. You invade the Philippines, you go to war with me, and quite possibly my two allies. Hmm, maybe this whole Philippines invasion thingy will cause them to become closer allies with the Indo Union.

Who's to say they won't join us? After all, a lot of their economy lies in America, plus, we did liberate them from oppressors in the past.

Let's just say that I'm not too worried about going to war with third-world countries. That, and I've got bombers in operational range of your homeland.

you want to go to war with me? Go ahead. I'll have the home field advantage, or whatever it's called.

And hey secret ally, Can i tell them who you are? Just shake or nod /jokes/, I mean if you don't want to reveal yourself yet, simply don't reply, or you'll give yourself away.

Oh and I've revised my list of punishments.

child R4pists / mass murderers - Crocodile pool, Hanging, or life imprisonment.

War criminals - Firing squad, Hanging.

And the ISN (indo security network) has a whole bunch of ways to torture or painfully dispatch enemy spies or other do0fuses in their secret chambers...
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| January 13, 2011, 3:25 am
New NSA branch in training.

Stealth destroyers have finish construction and are awaiting a crew and a name.

A guided missile destroyer is in the works.

3 Allegiance class aircraft carriers are nearing completion.
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| January 13, 2011, 6:47 am
Quoting Danny Morgan
Well you know the drill. You invade the Philippines, you go to war with me, and quite possibly my two allies. Hmm, maybe this whole Philippines invasion thingy will cause them to become closer allies with the Indo Union.


yep, so I won't do anything unless you're preoccupied.
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| January 13, 2011, 8:19 am
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Today, in the Western Confederation...

The relief fleet arrived in Haifa this afternoon. Docking immediately and offloading their supplies, they were attacked at once by a suicide bomber and three RPG-toting irregulars. The IDF was on the job, and the bomber was killed before the plunger was pushed, but one of the RPGs hit a cargo ship, killing one sailor. While the freighters unloaded their stores, the Brigand requested and received firing clearance to seek enemy targets. Steaming north with two cutters in escort, the Brigand unleashed 12 cruise missiles at 12 different strategic targets. These were fitted with everything from thermobaric to bunker-busting warheads, all with devastating results. Unloading was done in little over two hours. On the way out of port, four MIG-21s made for the ships with anti-shipping missiles. Launching at extreme range, two missiles found a freighter, one was shot down, and the other found a cutter. The IAF shot down three of the MIGs on the way out, but the damage was done. The freighter sunk, and the cutter took 25 casualties. The remaining vessels will make for home at all speed.

The promised technology has been placed in encoded thumb drives and entrusted to the commander of the Brigand, along with several operational components. We greatly appreciate the magnitude of its importance.

The drydocks at Puerta del Hierro have been erected, but the mechanisms are still to be put in place. The static defenses removed from Baja are also being put up around the base.

The fleet in the Aleutians radioed with requests to go to Midway to reequip with fresh food and water. It was denied by the WCHC. Instead, PUSH-UP received its first orders to resupply the fleet while at sea. Using flotation containers, 8 smaller cargo aircraft flew low over the water, dropped the supplies, and then returned. 80% of the supplies were recovered successfully, enough to satisfy the fleet requirements, and is counted as the first operation of the new service. The other 20% was lost to inaccuracy and breakage due to being released too high.

Training continues on the GAF. The Lexington was able to sail successfully under her own power today. She will be cruising around in the area and then take on her planes tomorrow if all goes well.

If I hadn't mentioned this already, the advanced warning system on Midway is fully operational and can detect anything within 250 miles.

Quoting Danny Morgan
you want to go to war with me? Go ahead. I'll have the home field advantage, or whatever it's called.

Yeah... That only counts if you have an advantage to begin with. I looked it up, and you have all of 62 combat aircraft. I have that many on one carrier (unless it says "Made in Spain").
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| January 13, 2011, 6:22 pm
Quoting Ultramarine .
Yeah... That only counts if you have an advantage to begin with. I looked it up, and you have all of 62 combat aircraft. I have that many on one carrier (unless it says "Made in Spain").

seriously...he'd better back down a bit, or he'll be really easy to topple. Danny has so much going on...
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| January 13, 2011, 7:30 pm
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Quoting Jake H.
seriously...he'd better back down a bit, or he'll be really easy to topple. Danny has so much going on...

...With most of his military off conquering other countries. Yep.
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| January 13, 2011, 8:10 pm
Quoting Ultramarine .
...With most of his military off conquering other countries. Yep.

nope, Most of my military is in reserve, and I'm not conquering countries, I'm liberating parts of Indonesia.

And You might notice this is not 2011, this is 2037 so we'd almost certainly have more air combat vehicles, as well as the creations I have already made.
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| January 13, 2011, 9:47 pm
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Quoting Danny Morgan
. . . this is 2037 so we'd almost certainly have more air combat vehicles . . .

Because we presently don't have any tangible reference of future times, this is a conjecture and is found to be invalid. Unless the nation you take reign over has the equipment already in service or order, you cannot say you will have more on simple whim of thought alone.
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| January 13, 2011, 10:03 pm
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Quoting Danny Morgan
nope, Most of my military is in reserve, and I'm not conquering countries, I'm liberating parts of Indonesia.

And You might notice this is not 2011, this is 2037 so we'd almost certainly have more air combat vehicles, as well as the creations I have already made.

Liberating. Conquering. Darn, I keep getting those two mixed up.

Yeah, got that part. Of course, it could have gotten worse...
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| January 13, 2011, 10:05 pm
Quoting Danny Morgan
nope, Most of my military is in reserve, and I'm not conquering countries, I'm liberating parts of Indonesia.

And You might notice this is not 2011, this is 2037 so we'd almost certainly have more air combat vehicles, as well as the creations I have already made.

unless you country plans on doing that and has taken steps towards doing so...no. We all have to build our military's up, based on what we already have in 2011.
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| January 13, 2011, 10:05 pm
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A team of delegates have been sent to Nuuk to work out a possible airfield use agreement, in return for pumping in money and protection, in a similar way as Iceland.

After the first 12 units of completion, Low Rate Initial Construction of our new Attack Helicopter has ironed out the last technical details on the airframe, and an order for at least 200 machines has been placed. The PM has promised that no more will be ordered after the initial batch, unless the need arises. Before anyone argues by saying that I have not made it, I have indeed, but since I am still waiting for a BL order to finish up the missiles and rockets for it the pictures on Flickr remain private.

EDIT: I have decided to make the pictures public to allow for feedback on it, as helicopters are not my cup of tea!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/46019508@N07/5307850618/
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| January 13, 2011, 10:33 pm
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Today, in the Western Confederation...

After suffering what could be considered a first naval defeat, the WCHC demanded the captain of the Brigand provide a report. It was found that after expending its cruise missile stores (all but two), the order was given to replace the cruise missiles with anti-shipping missiles because of some deceptive radar returns (which turned out to be the INS David and not a threat). The mistake cost the lives of 130 personnel and one freighter. The fleet continues home.

The Pacific fleet, despite having been resupplied, has weighed anchor and sailing for Midway. The Guatemalan Navy has been put on alert, and several WC cargo transports have flown to the new airfield there. Williams has popped up again, this time with nearly 200 ex- and para-military operatives armed to the teeth. An encampment was spotted by satellite with very modern training equipment and facilities. He has grown strong very quickly, and with extensive black market ties, he can get whatever he wants whenever he wants it.

The Lexington has re-docked in Corpus Christi and taken on her aircraft. Filled to capacity, she will set sail for the Caribbean for flight trials. After her armory is restocked, she'll be all ready to go.

Baja Base has celebrated the completion of its first PTR boat called the WCS Baja (fittingly). Her trained crew is being flown down to take command of her on Sunday, all 100 of them along with the weapons/ammunition.
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| January 14, 2011, 4:23 pm
- 6 of the 8 LPDs have been finished, they are christened BNS Redemption, Panama, Johnston, Ronald Hussey (After my Grandpa's brother who was KIA in the Pacific), Victory, and Dom Pedro II.
- Fighting on Samoa has finished when the Marines took control of the Capitol. The Samoans have formaly surrendered.
- Johnston has been resized into a full Naval and Airbase, nearly 4 times it formal size.
- Nicuragua has yet to fall after a week of Artillery shelling and bombing.
- Legislature has met and made new laws.
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| January 14, 2011, 6:32 pm
Quoting Ultramarine .

How the frak do you MISS a cargo ship? RPGs are pretty much point and shoot, so those guys must have been really drunk.
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| January 14, 2011, 7:47 pm
In the CDC, Caribbean Tech. has acquired a contract to develop a new series of AFVs based on an amphibious chassis, for use by our Marine Corps. The vehicle is being designated the M192.
The situation in Colombia is progressing rapidly and in our favor. Operation Alpha Wolf, as it is being called, is very successful. A full week of heavy bombardment of supply depots, barracks, command centers, drug processing plants, and cacao fields under Cartel control went better then expected, and a high degree of professionalism was displayed by our airmen. These operations only serve to testify to the level of excellence our pilots maneuvered with, with not a single friendly casualty.
Small scale raids have been conducted across Colombia, performed by members of the I Air Cavalry Division, and while a bit more "messy", our troops still performed outstandingly. Many key figures in the Cartel have been captured, and while we are still hunting down members of the boards of directors for each cartel, for the most part we have them on the run. The III Infantry Division, supported by elements from the I Helicopter Transportation, I Helicopter Attack, and IIII Fighter Squadrons, will begin moving in on airfields and other enemy troop concentrations in Operation Train Plow. They will attempt to continue demoralizing the enemy, and taking control of vital transportation hubs, so that efforts by Operation Alpha Wolf can continue striking the guerrillas where they are. CDC high command is expecting to continue bombardment for another week of so, before considering any surrender attempts made by the Cali Cartel.
As we are quickly running through our munitions stockpiles, it has been deemed necessary that several ordnance factories must be opened domestically to meet the demand of future combat operations. 3 private factories are springing up around the country, and we are establishing connections and deals with them.
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| January 14, 2011, 11:40 pm
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Quoting Areetsa C
How the frak do you MISS a cargo ship? RPGs are pretty much point and shoot, so those guys must have been really drunk.

If you've read first-hand accounts of modern warfare in Iraq, then you would understand. The average citizen picking one of those up might make a miscalculation (i.e. pointing it at the ship instead of at an angle so it falls short.). Or, it could have hit the side and not penetrated, only causing superficial damage.
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| January 15, 2011, 12:06 am
Quoting Ultramarine .
If you've read first-hand accounts of modern warfare in Iraq, then you would understand. The average citizen picking one of those up might make a miscalculation (i.e. pointing it at the ship instead of at an angle so it falls short.). Or, it could have hit the side and not penetrated, only causing superficial damage.

Your saying you've read firsthand accounts of insurgents using RPGs? You do realize that to be "firsthand accounts", they would need to come from JiHad Joe himself?
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| January 15, 2011, 12:14 am
Quoting -> avalella
Your saying you've read firsthand accounts of insurgents using RPGs? You do realize that to be "firsthand accounts", they would need to come from JiHad Joe himself?

Well, Jihad Joe isn't exactly competent.

There's a video out there, with one of them and his Kalashnikov. So, he screams the usual "allahu ackbar" and starts squeezing off a burst; but halfway through the magazine, boom. Half his gun goes flying in all directions. The way he squeals like a little girl and jumps back is rather funny.

So yeah, that sort of malfunction, you don't get from being really careful with your equipment.
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| January 15, 2011, 12:19 am
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Quoting Areetsa C
Well, Jihad Joe isn't exactly competent.

That, and when you get your weapons from the black market, anything could happen.

Quoting -> avalella
Your saying you've read firsthand accounts of insurgents using RPGs? You do realize that to be "firsthand accounts", they would need to come from JiHad Joe himself?

Or from the men who kill him, pick up his RPG because they need heavy firepower, and then use them against his buddies. That would count too.
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| January 15, 2011, 12:23 am
Quoting Ultramarine .
Or from the men who kill him, pick up his RPG because they need heavy firepower, and then use them against his buddies. That would count too.

RPGs aren't really suited for antipersonnell use. They've got shaped charge warheads, which are decent against buildings and light armour, but don't have nearly enough splash to do in infantry that aren't very, very close.
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| January 15, 2011, 12:39 am
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Quoting Areetsa C
RPGs aren't really suited for antipersonnell use. They've got shaped charge warheads, which are decent against buildings and light armour, but don't have nearly enough splash to do in infantry that aren't very, very close.

Believe it or not, the corpsman that I read about used it against a building; you hit it on the head.
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| January 15, 2011, 12:59 am
In a series of coastal raids on the beach houses of prominent Cartel members, an underground vault was discovered, albeit heavily guarded, containing thousands of financial statements, bills, investment portfolios, and stacks of $100 dollar bills. A laptop was also recovered, containing virtual copies of all records found, but also thousands of other documents. We believe this building was the central "file cabinet" of all members of the Cali Cartel, however it will take much time for our intelligence and treasury departments to sort through it all. A quick estimate of our findings put the value of assets we have recovered to be worth approximately $40,000,000,000. Once sorted through, all assets will be confiscated by the CDC. Hundreds of arrests have already been made, and instead of just locking them up, many have decided to cooperate with us and help us take down the Cartel. As our prison system can not, in good conscious, take in all of these new prisoners, plus the ones we are still looking for, many are being put to work in labor camps, where they will have all rights awarded to prisoners of war, but will be forced to make ordnance and ammunition (for now). They are will receive healthcare that is almost as good as the care CDC citizens receive, and adequate housing, communication (to family members), and food. If willing to serve a 5 year sentence (as opposed to the normal 4 year term), they will be allowed to receive higher education, and be able to leave with a Bachelors degree.
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| January 15, 2011, 11:09 am
The arms deal with Nigeria has drastically changed. While they will still be purchasing approximately 25,000 AK-47 rifles, the Nigerian government has agreed to invest in the development of a new assault rifle, designated the AK-92 Battle Rifle. It will be based off of the stable AK-47 receiver, however they will be modified to fire 5.52x45mm NATO ammunition (though a variant will be produced to fire 7.62). This rifle will serve as the principal service rifle, for use by our military and our (NPC) allies. While it is still in its design phase, we have selected a small gunsmith shop, along with several hardware companies, to oversee development and production of the rifle. A $15,000,000 grant has been issued to set up a factory, and a further $50,000,000 has been issued to purchase machinery and equipment to build them. All rifles will be produced using domestically acquired materials, and local labor.
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| January 15, 2011, 1:55 pm
All six of our Recluse-Class Cruisers have been completed and currently they are going through shakedowns and sea trials. Hopefully this will be done by next week. Next week our first Falklands-Class Carrier will also be completed. Since our goal of 10 Recluse-Class Cruisers has been met, we will begin producing our Hermes-Class Cruisers and our final Falklands-Class Carrier.

A team of envoys will be sent to South Africa, they will be bringing an offer to the South Africans to join the Commonwealth. We believe that they will allow their people to decide. Since we have done so much for their people and in light of recent threats, we have reason to believe that they will accept our generous offer.

Research of a new cruise missile warhead that will be used for the sole purpose of disabling runways. It will contain a mainly cluster munition warhead to render runways unusable.
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| January 15, 2011, 2:06 pm
A deal has been made to buy a 50 mile-wide stretch of land connecting Panama and venezuela via Colombia. $35 Mil. has been wired to the Colombians for this very needed stretch of land.
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| January 15, 2011, 3:00 pm
Quoting Thomas N


1. I already did, and I don't post stuff until I have one built.

2. It's a new generation of blacks and they are more friendly to the British. Not to mention that many British companies in this universe have expanded and are employing them and the recent threats in the region

3. Yea I just had ballistic missiles on the mind.
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| January 15, 2011, 3:07 pm
Quoting Thomas N
does this stretch cover the coast from Venezuela to Panama or does it bisect Columbia?

This is what I had in mind:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/52840060@N08/5358322280/
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| January 15, 2011, 4:50 pm
Quoting -> avalella
The arms deal with Nigeria has drastically changed. While they will still be purchasing approximately 25,000 AK-47 rifles, the Nigerian government has agreed to invest in the development of a new assault rifle, designated the AK-92 Battle Rifle. It will be based off of the stable AK-47 receiver, however they will be modified to fire 5.52x45mm NATO ammunition (though a variant will be produced to fire 7.62). This rifle will serve as the principal service rifle, for use by our military and our (NPC) allies. While it is still in its design phase, we have selected a small gunsmith shop, along with several hardware companies, to oversee development and production of the rifle. A $15,000,000 grant has been issued to set up a factory, and a further $50,000,000 has been issued to purchase machinery and equipment to build them. All rifles will be produced using domestically acquired materials, and local labor.

5.56x45m, actually. And a rifle firing that isn't exactly a "battle rifle". Battle rifles are bigger; G3, FAL, M-14, SVT-40, etc. etc.
Big cartridges, big rifles, semi-automatic only in most cases.

Also: a 5.56 Nato chambered AK already exists.
Also: you're going to get sued like never before if you keep treading all over Erik's patents. Izhmash won't be very happy about you cutting into their profits, and neither will the Russian government.
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| January 15, 2011, 9:32 pm
Quoting Areetsa C

As the AK-92 is still in development, your comments about caliber will be taken into consideration. As we have already purchased the AK-47 rifles, and are simply converting them into AK-92s, I do not think there will be any copyright issues. After the innitial production run, we will develop an entirely new reciever for the AK-92.
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| January 15, 2011, 10:56 pm
A winter emergency was declared last night in most of the Southern states. Ice on roads has caused many transportation problems and the national guard is being called up to aid with any emergencies. We have strongly urged all civilians to say indoors.

The Chicago gang that killed the CSS troops on Christmas Eve was found. The were all shot, and buried in a mass grave. There were 23 that we found, before being killed, one of them mentioned something about their "Boss" and his location. It appears they are major arms dealers in the Chicago area and have been providing weapons to a larger source.

Another Confederate patrol was ambushed today in Illinois. There were two survivors both of which are in critical condition, however, we looked at the video footage that was on the Humvee's camera and found that they were attacked by uniformed men. The second patrol Humvee was destroyed by a large explosion, which at first we thought was the work of a Rocket Propelled Grenade, however when the area was surveyed we found the tracks of an armored vehicle, most likely an M60 Patton.

My approval rating has dropped 2.3%
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| January 15, 2011, 11:06 pm
Wassup guys, this is Governator920 with a helpful new link.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/40712407@N06/5359259608/

Seen here is a new helicopter hailing from Portland. A small design is from Russia though, and for that we thank them.

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| January 15, 2011, 11:28 pm
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A survey plane flew over Wake Island yesterday to get a closer look at the condition of the island and airfield. Though its asphalt is nearly gone and/or turned to dust, it seems otherwise in good condition. Based on the report, a C-5 was loaded up with an improved version of the WWII temporary runway matting, made by GFI Inc. After delivering these to Midway, they were strapped aboard several cutters and other ships which were also loaded up with 50 marine volunteers. The fleet oiler will accompany them to Wake. Setting a good clip, they will get there by tomorrow and start working. The freighters are being loaded up with more hangar supplies, but the majority of supplies will be airlifted, necessitating the temporary runway. Project Wake has begun, the establishment of the island outpost.

More chatter is on the wires from Williams and men surrounding him in Guatemala. Having lost no time since his arrival, the WCHC is wondering if the organization that Williams has taken over wasn't in existence prior to the integration. Reports continue to filter in about arms sales and even some armor that he has obtained. Both the WC and Guatemala believe the other one should take care of him, but something does need to happen. The Guatemalan military remains on alert, they are marshaling in two different areas.
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| January 16, 2011, 12:00 am
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With Iceland already under increasing pressure to join the UFS, Greenland has made a rather rapid decision to at least become a protectorate / special economic zone for the UFS. However, we are still urging full integration, although we are most pleased with the rather rapid decision from the scarcely populated island nation. More developments on that soon.

Speaking of that area, Iceland is still reluctant to join due to their longstanding peacefulness. After explaining our downsizing in the military, as well as our rules of engagement and foreign policy, they have started showing positive reactions to the integration plan. According to official reports from Icelandic media, the Icelandic and Greenlandic governments have already had a meeting regarding the topic, with a second one planned for tomorrow afternoon. Political analysts in the UFS have been speculating whether this second meeting will iron out both countries plans regarding the UFS. We expect both to say yes.

While not right thread, the UFS has confirmed the sale of prototype attack helocopters, as well as MBTs to the Baltic Union. In return we ask for 2 AR-60b AWACS.

As for the WC's ASM request, we will comply as long as our engineers (an possible armed escort) are allowed to be constantly with the examples, to prevent any possible tampering/reverse engineering attempts.

SAS-241s final accident report has been written, quite quickly actually. It has been determined that a production defect (a minor defect in the fan disk of the number 3 engine) caused titanium disk to shatter, causing the engine to explode. While this should have been a non-fatal event, it caused exteme drag and imbalance on the aircrafts wing. The culprit here is the Airbus autopilot. When the incident occurred (shortly after Vee 2, the point in which the aircraft actually takes off), the pilots set the aircraft to the usual climb for an emergency go-around to the airport. However, during the left hand turn go-around, the autopilot disconnected automatically in one one specific area, without any aural warning. The pilots, already overwhelmed with data and trying to save their crippled airliner (and in a pitch black, moonless and overcast night) failed to notice a small and poorly placed alarm stating that the autopilot had disconnected in Yaw. Since yaw control was not there, the autopilot attempted to compensate by using increased roll and lift, to catastrophic result. Once the aircraft had neared a stall, it set the aircraft to a nose-down course (to regain airspeed) and promptly disconnected. The pilots had no chance to save their aircraft.

Shortly after this report was released, a class action lawsuit against Airbus was filed by the victims of the disaster, stating that a faulty autopilot was to blame, as well as shoddy production. Scandinavian Airlines has also been hit with pretty much the same lawsuit, however this time for maintenance oversights in not detecting the crack before the critical point in which it shattered (real life incident of splitting fan disk: United 232). They also note several incidents of the autopilot disconnecting before and causing accidents (real life case: Aeroflot 593) with the same lack of warning. The victims want Airbus to close its doors. The UFS Air-Safety Council has declared an Air-Worthiness Directive on ALL Airbus models to check for autopilot "quirks." This has had the unfortunate effect of grounding almost all of our aircraft. The ASC has countered that safety is its top priority, and an abundance of caution should be used.
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| January 16, 2011, 12:26 am
In Operation Alpha Wolf, we have suffered our first air casualty. A Mig-21 from the III Fighter Squadron was shot down by several technical-mounted .50 cal machine guns. The trucks were immediately strafed and destroyed, however this is yet another indicator of how outdated our fleet of aircraft is, and of how our pilots still need much training in evasive maneuvering. A bill in its infant stages is being proposed to Congress, and if passed, it will allow for the development of a fighter.
Our Intelligence and Treasury departments had made some great breakthroughs with all the intelligence we have acquired. Many arrests are being made, and much property is being seized. We have confiscated almost $13,000,000,000 so far, much of it going to rebuild the Colombian government. It has been determined that all assets confiscated and deemed property of the CDC are being liquidized to pay for counter narcotics operations.
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| January 16, 2011, 12:36 am
Quoting -> avalella

I can lend you a squadron of Mig-60s if you want. I could also help take care of those pesky Cartels... :P
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| January 16, 2011, 2:53 pm
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Quoting Thomas N

Greenland is part of the Kingdom of Denmark, and therefore not able to make such political decisions as joining another country on its own accord.


Or we don't know that Greenland isn't by now its own sovereign country and have more American leanings...
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| January 16, 2011, 3:06 pm
A embassy is being constructed in Iceland as we wish to strengthen our relation ship with them.
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| January 16, 2011, 3:11 pm
Quoting Brikkr ™
I can lend you a squadron of Mig-60s if you want. I could also help take care of those pesky Cartels... :P

Your help would be appreciated, however we feel it may be easier for you to control the Mig-60s yourself.
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| January 16, 2011, 3:35 pm
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Task Force 2 (the remaining ships, not in the Med), along with 3 Visby Corvettes have departed their ports today and headed into the Atlantic.

The Finnish and a single Swedish Paratrooper regiment is deploying to Iceland to practice rough terrain landings.

A few of our surviving M113A1s are being fully upgraded to A5 variants.

Tom, since AWACS are expensive, I'll let you name how many you would like.

Today, Iceland announced that they would go through with the assimilation, becoming a UFS province. We are most pleased by this result.

Greenland is saying that they still desire Danish (and Baltic Union) ties. The PM is most displeased.
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| January 16, 2011, 3:56 pm
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Quoting Ultramarine .
Or we don't know that Greenland isn't by now its own sovereign country and have more American leanings...


Unless it's happened in the real world as of now, then it hasn't happened.

In China: The usual. Production moves along nicely, new territories are re-integrating, the PRC crumbles more as we close in. Guangzhou has been completely surrounded, and several ships were sunk by air power and our own meager fleet.
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| January 16, 2011, 4:27 pm
2 more Warlords were killed by airstrikes from Valkyrie Aerocopters far south of Sulawesi. The last is thought to have escaped the blockade around Sulawesi and is in hiding. Unconfirmed reports of the warlord have come from Sumatra, but he is no threat now. With their leaders gone, the militants/rebels/n0bs whatever you want to call the are being crushed by sheer military superiority.

Sulawesi will be mine, once the n0bbitzez are dead!
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| January 16, 2011, 5:04 pm
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Research and development upon the reduced cross-section ordnance pod and pylon have concluded with a final product presently being readied for production. Of course not all aircraft will be fitted with this not-exactly-cheap equipment, rather the mission will dictate the use of it. This will allow stealth aircraft to carry more munitions outside for their internal bays and allow non-stealth aircraft the ability to reduce their ping by a few meter's worth of detection.

Aside from that, the e-textiles program has entered its finale. A platoon has recently been equipped with the prototypical uniforms and will be flown into Chechnya to assemble with the assault forces around Grozny. After a week's interim (which should be enough seeing as though vast amounts of data will be observed), the final production call will be made or broken depending on the effectiveness of the kits. If the order is made true, we hope to have our forces completely outfitted by the beginning of next year.

Three more squadrons of Su-51s have entered service after a week of air maneuvers and quality checks. Combative simulations held today qualified the latest squadron to enter duty with only one pseudo-casualty sustained in the exercise. This makes five squadrons of twelve aircraft; and one squadron per quarter of Russia. Two squadrons are presently operating in Siberia as to protect that thinly held line. We hope to have at least ten squadrons up and running near the midst of spring.

We have also released two more Allegiance-class GMDs to the seas for trials. This will bring our total to six; and we hope to have six more operating just before summer. The modular construction of the vessels (lessons learned from the Mistral-class) and materials organization has allowed us to ramp up construction to nearly two times the output. If all goes well, we should have four GMDs operating in each of oceanic zones and shall allow us to defend ourselves with quite a bit of firepower in dire situations seeing as though we'll be operating four Type-2 GMCs as well.

Our next generation ATGM has finally broken its rut and has achieved a consecutive 80% or greater combat success rate. The final tweaks will be applied to the vehicle-borne software and then the finalized contract shall be written and accomplished in at least two weeks' time. This is an exciting accomplishment for us and we hope to field another joint-training exercise with the UFS to test its worth at teeth-grinding rates.

The Mistral-class refit came to an unexpected delay after finding out we lack several minor, but necessary parts to replace aging components. Most of these components deal with the on-board defense systems. The defense ministry is presently in the process of contacting our shipyards in Kotlin Island to see if we can't get them either out of their stocks or reproduced. Aside from that though, the old internal electronics aboard the bridge are being easily ripped out and we hope to have the newer modular systems being installed by end-week. The EGA panels are being shipped to the dry-docks as of today and should arrive within a few days' time and trek. The well-deck has also been recently inspected and our hovercraft shall fit quite well; we hope to have at least two and up to three depending if we decide to gut anything. A small additional fuel hold will be replacing a fraction of the underlying airframe deck seeing as though we presently lack the capacity to fully fill it up with medium-sized helicopters. This fuel hold will be utilized to support the MRNCs acting in capital defense of the Mistral-class vessels. More news later.

On note of the Caucasus Theatre, our forces in Chechnya have made the successful thrust to the edge of Grozny. The western side of the capital has been fully engrossed by coalition forces and we've been able to go ahead and position a forward staging area within the urban environment. All communications have been shut off from the area thanks to a modified An-26. We replaced all civilian channels with Russian propaganda as to break their spirit and hopefully brainwash a few of the weaker ones. Still, the combat is expected to be gruelling and filled with casualties. Then again, this is the third time we've entered the devastated city and we may very well level it once and for all; the decision is presently unknown.

In the southern region, Russian forces no control all but a small portion of the Irgun river. The small bit under enemy control is due west of Argun and is expected to be captured by end-week with the fall of the accompanying city. Little resistance has been found in this desolate region granted Georgia can no longer mobilize its armed forces in full defense of the Republic. Rather, the former nation is being twisted about and quashed by Russian friendlies.

In the NE, we've secured the city of Cherlennaya surprisingly. We expected the are to hold out longer, but morale has been crushed with the push near Grozny. It would seem the old capital will be the heartstrings of the conflict; we only hope it isn't flooded with more radicals and die-hard secessionists that might tip the favors out of our hands. Regardless, the only city remaining in the region is Kargalinskaya. Bomber sorties will be hitting the area around the clock as to send the message we know control all outlying regions in Chechnya; another psyche-weapon. We'll be reaching the city skirts by early morning tonight where we'll just sit there hoping to draw in enemy defenses to match our strength. If this is accomplished, precision strikes will be implemented to soften up our foes for the armour rolling through.

Alas, on a rather infuriating note, the Federation has found Greek weaponry in Georgia. Of course we've noticed several light vessels making haste through the controlled waters, but we didn't expect them to be fueling arms to our nemesis. The Russian Federation now demands the reasoning for this influx from Byzantium. If this support continues along with the armed patrols in the neighboring sea, we shall see this as a flag of war and act accordingly.
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| January 16, 2011, 5:10 pm
The 6 Recluse-Class Cruisers have been activated. Our first Falklands-Class Carrier has been completed, and it is being immediately put into service. Our fleet is currently conducting naval a very large naval exercise so we are going to have all ships from any nation leave with escort. The exercise will also involve a mock amphibious landing so for the time being our army has had everyone called up. Our air force will also all be called up. Ground launched harpoon missiles are also being set up in the UK for the exercise.
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| January 16, 2011, 7:05 pm
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Naval task force 2 has been given orders to make full steam towards their target, skipping their original stop in Iceland. The Paras in Iceland have been given final briefing on their exercises.

The PM has called for an emergency meeting between the Russian PM/President and the PM of the Commonwealth.

The JAS-39 Gripens located in Iceland will be assisting the Paras in their exercise, a mix of heavy AA/ CAS weaponry will be carried. This simulation will be that of an invasion of a hostile island/ defense of an island against a heavy air, ground, and sea threat. To meet this, earlier today, 40 new LOASMs were shipped to Iceland, along with the new Air to Air Missiles.

We are gearing up for what will likely be a long night of negotiations.
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| January 16, 2011, 7:14 pm
Quoting Nick Shelton
Wassup guys, this is Governator920 with a helpful new link.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/40712407@N06/5359259608/

This is a longbox. In here is the sh(i)t you need to focking survive.

Moroccan and Algerian forces have been clashing for a while now. The Algerians have gained the initiative, but only temporarily. The Spanish Air Force has intervened and in a short amount of time gained air superiority. The Algerians are over extended and have fallen into a trap. Spanish ground forces have begun to enter Morocco to take part in the epic clash.


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| January 16, 2011, 8:03 pm
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Quoting Matt Hacker
Greenland is saying that they still desire Danish (and Baltic Union) ties. The PM is most displeased.

I lol'd. Sounds very familiar...
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| January 16, 2011, 8:42 pm
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Operation: Swift Hammer (launched nearly 7 hours ago) has finally reached its critical point. The 1st Paratroop regiment (Sweden) and the 4th Regiment (Finland) dropped off around and in Nuuk, Greenland this evening. Their mission is to obviously force Greenland into favorable negotiating terms with the UFS. At this time, they are setting up shop. Of course the natives are not too pleased with 600 invading troops in their city, but at the moment, we do not care.

Task force 2 is still roughly 1/2-1 day away from Nuuk, and light reinforcements (that include negotiators) will be arriving shortly thereafter.

We anticipate hostile Baltic Union reactions, and our military forces alert level reflects that.

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| January 16, 2011, 10:41 pm
El Presidente has given a televised speech this evening to bring the good citizens of the CDC up to speed on the situation in Colombia, and compliment our military for its outstanding performance. After nearly a week of constant bombing, raids, and strafing, hundreds of paramilitary mercenaries hired by the Cali Cartel are surrendering to Colombian and CDC forces, and are quickly being tried and sent to labor camps in Cuba. The acting President of Colombia has signed a bill which would give the families of captured mercenaries an opportunity to do legitimate work, receive funding towards education, and help rebuild a safer Colombia.
The Cuban Intelligence Agency (CIA) is swiftly getting through the mounds of files and paperwork, and have recovered almost 30 billion dollars, so far. Much of this money will go to help rebuild, equip and train Colombia's military (a process which will be overseen by CDC military officials), however the Colombian government has agreed to let the US keep 5 Billion for use in counter narcotics operations. Congress has saw fit to begin modernizing the CDC Navy to handle this new task, and we are looking into purchasing a few new vessels.
The first shipment of AK-47s has arrived in Nigeria today, and while the Nigerian army was quick to make use of these weapons against rebel forces in the North, many rifles somehow managed to "lose" their serial numbers, and we misplaced. While investigators have yet to check the black market for these weapons, the fact that a Nigerian Army supply clerk has just bought a Corvette has some journalists asking questions. Nevertheless, we wish the Nigerian Military the best in their war with the Islamic rebels, and will notify them when their order of AK-92s is ready.

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| January 17, 2011, 1:07 am
Over in Alenia, we've been working on a completely new class of combat vehicle. Exact details on how it works are classified top secret, but we're confident it will be completely undetectable from aerial detection in any terrain, and very nearly undetectable from the ground if in an appropriate environment. It's going to be frakking expensive, but the terror threat provided by a vehicle that can make itself all but impossible to detect from a distance and kill a tank should be worthwhile.
Admittedly it won't be able to move at the same time, and firing will of course render it detectable, but hopefully it'll be pretty fast.

Speaking of stealthily killing tanks, we've also been looking at self-firing ATGM and MANPAD systems. Sort of like landmines for the 21st Century. Of course, the usual bleeding heart anti-anything useful brigade will make a fuss, but we don't really plan to activate them outside of an invasion. Deploy, yes. Activate, no.
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| January 17, 2011, 1:40 am
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The Western Confederation (as always) strongly protests the recent actions in the hemisphere by imperialistic European powers. This is a clear violation of the Monroe Doctrine, and the WC requests that all nations of America now stand to address this newest intrusion on our sovereignty.

No good will or can come from this, and we will be dragged in on one side or another sooner or later. This action must not go unanswered.

Elsewhere:

The temporary runway on Wake was completed by marines and crewmen of the vessels sent yesterday. They made good time, and were finished by 5 pm; with enough sunlight left to enjoy an evening break. The oiler has been anchored as close to the runway as possible, and 500' hoses have been fitted to refuel the cargo carriers coming in the next week.

That's all for now, I'm going to bed...
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| January 17, 2011, 1:50 am
There's trouble with europe? Sorry if I haven't had time to read the novels of an update people have been giving these days, but I have better things to do. So can someone possibly break this down for me when they get the chance?
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| January 17, 2011, 3:58 am
Samoa has fully surrendered and a makeshift naval and airbase has been established. The POWs will be sent back to Brazil and join the factory workforce. Speaking of factories, the Aircraft industry is steaming along churning out F-16I, F-35Is (I for Improvement) at a rapid pace, while The F-2 and A-10 aren't that far behind. Operation Stonewall; the fortification of the Colombian Strip. kicked off last night consiste, of airdropping hundreds of men while the Armor rolled in from Venezuela. It is estimated that around 1/3 of the territory is secure while the rest will have to be fought out of the Cartel's hands.
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| January 17, 2011, 7:59 am
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Quoting Ultramarine .


Last time I checked Greenland was a Nordic country, under European rule. Not exactly "Imperialistic" by Europeans. However, I assume you had plans for Greenland (given your adverse reaction, as well as previous comment on "what if they were American leaning") and honestly, too bad.

Of course, political rhetoric is rather fun to spew ;)
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| January 17, 2011, 10:17 am
Quoting Ultramarine .
imperialistic

Like your invasion of central america and then turning the country's citizens into slaves was any different.

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| January 17, 2011, 10:20 am
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Quoting Thomas N
Matt, I already told you via FM that I would agree to joint occupation of Greenland, we could even have dual control of the island if you want.


Sometimes its all or nothing. I don't have anything against you, but I decided to be a bit more aggressive than in the past (sadly, at your expense).
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| January 17, 2011, 10:28 am
I consistently keep forgetting to say this, but here are some of our productions over the last couple of months:

SAS Conquistador, super carrier.
SAS Galleon-classx6, stealth cruiser.
24 Eurofighter Typhoons(Before you get mad, Central-Eastern Europe, Spain has production rights)
All LeoE models have been upgraded to the LeoE140.
Destroyer in the works.
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| January 17, 2011, 10:36 am
With all this talk of European imperialism in the news these days, El Presidente gave another televised address pledging to be more imperialistic in CDC foreign policy. "We must look to fine example set by the Europeans if we are to become a major world power." While there is some debate as to whether El Presidente actually is aware of what the word "imperialism" means, no one is doubting his ability to make good on his word. In response to this, the Islands of Grenada and Trinidad and Tobago have entered a new defensive alliance.
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| January 17, 2011, 10:36 am
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Quoting Thomas N
Very well, then may the better man win, noble sir.


Evan will be the Combat Mod.
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| January 17, 2011, 10:53 am
Quoting Evan Melick
Okay kids, so this is spiraling into a full blown war?

I guess so. Just a fair warning, my troops are on full alert. Ultra, I'm staying out of this if you stay out.
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| January 17, 2011, 11:26 am
Quoting Danny Morgan
There's trouble with europe? Sorry if I haven't had time to read the novels of an update people have been giving these days, but I have better things to do. So can someone possibly break this down for me when they get the chance?

Same for me. I would like to know what the full blown war is because I have not been able to take the time to read all of those comments like Danny.

On the other hand, Operation Rocket is going to be launched (corny joke) on January 30, and the entire month has been devoted to mounting up forces. We hope we find the commander-in chief of the enemy forces, and end the war. Even if we don't, they will have no where to run. This will probably crush the remainder of their forces and will end the war.
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| January 17, 2011, 12:22 pm
Due to the recent hostilities in the region, our military has been placed on full alert. All of our submarines are leaving their bases, and 2 of the guided missile Vanguard-Class submarines are headed north, and the other 2 loaded with conventional ballistic missiles are also going there. The 7 Astute-Class submarines will remain in British waters for now except for 2 which will be headed with the ballistic missile submarines. Our navy is also leaving port with our carriers in special configurations to tackle specific jobs. Our air force is on full alert, and any unauthorized flight into our territory will be hailed and asked to leave. F-35s will also be on full alert and running excercises over Britain. The army will begin to set up mobile harpoon launchers on our shores as well. Finally Nimrod ASW aircraft have also begun doing sweeps of the area looking for any intruders.

In other news, a team of diplomats have been sent to the islands of Dominica and St. Lucia. They are there to negotiate their sovereignty, and they have expressed interests in joining the Commonwealth.
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| January 17, 2011, 12:24 pm
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The UFS would like to thank Prime Ministers Wang and Ackroyd for the meeting last night. It was indeed a most excellent gathering.


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| January 17, 2011, 12:39 pm
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Quoting Matt Hacker

Last time I checked Greenland was a Nordic country, under European rule. Not exactly "Imperialistic" by Europeans. However, I assume you had plans for Greenland (given your adverse reaction, as well as previous comment on "what if they were American leaning") and honestly, too bad.

Of course, political rhetoric is rather fun to spew ;)

Yes, it is fun to spew. I know, but this constitutes a 'Change in power...' If you were to post an "Under New Management" sign, I'd be good.

Quoting henry wang
Like your invasion of central america and then turning the country's citizens into slaves was any different.

Absolutely, totally different, because it was me doing it. Don't you see the difference?

Slaves don't get paid, hired hands do. Plus, I gave them an air force. OOoo, what now? =D
Quoting -> avalella
I guess so. Just a fair warning, my troops are on full alert. Ultra, I'm staying out of this if you stay out.

What, is that supposed to be some sort of threat or promise to join forces?
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| January 17, 2011, 12:41 pm
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Quoting Ultramarine .
Yes, it is fun to spew. I know, but this constitutes a 'Change in power...' If you were to post an "Under New Management" sign, I'd be good.


Well, pretty much that is what it is.
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| January 17, 2011, 12:46 pm
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Quoting Matt Hacker

Well, pretty much that is what it is.

Just so you know, I'm locked, loaded, and waiting for a provocation. Just don't plan on bombing anything in N. America, OK?

On the other hand, any possibilities I could get a navy base out of this deal?
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| January 17, 2011, 12:58 pm
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Quoting Ultramarine .
Just so you know, I'm locked, loaded, and waiting for a provocation. Just don't plan on bombing anything in N. America, OK?

On the other hand, any possibilities I could get a navy base out of this deal?


Honestly, do you think that I would say no to a joint base deal with Tom but allow you to have a base. No offense, but what do you think?
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| January 17, 2011, 1:11 pm
Quoting Ultramarine .
What, is that supposed to be some sort of threat or promise to join forces?

Well, there’s no doubt that if either of us got involved, me and you would have to fight each other. Due to our close proximity, and large investments in off shore drilling in the gulf, a war between you and I would no doubt do large damage to our oil industries and our economies. I don't think either of us want $20/gallon gas prices, do we? By staying neutral, we can also avoid entering a massive arms race. I say we save hostilities for the next world war, when we are both able to take that kind of hit. Also, please note that my I Anti-surface fleet is ready to move into the Gulf if you insist on taking a side. We do NOT need another deepwater horizon.
Quoting henry wang
In other news, a team of diplomats have been sent to the islands of Great Igagua, Dominica, and St. Lucia. They are there to negotiate their sovereignty, and they have expressed interests in joining the Commonwealth.

Please note that Great Iguana is territory of the CDC. We are happy to accept your diplomats, but I would prefer you negotiate with El Presidente through other diplomatic channels (AIM, Xfire, etc.). In response to this, several teams of CDC State Department officials are preparing to head to the islands of Guadeloupe, Martinique, Barbados, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Antigua and Barbuda, and Saint Kitts and Nevis. El Presidente is determined to ensure the hegemony of the CDC in the Caribbean, and armed escorts are being sent with the diplomatic teams (for security purposes, I assure you). Also, as the CDC and the Commonwealth both control (or are looking to control) much of the Caribbean, we are proposing a free trade agreement the improve the economies are increase international trade in the Caribbean. The Baltic Union is also invited to partake in this trade agreement, as their Dutch islands are also large economic players in this region.
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| January 17, 2011, 2:39 pm
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China laughs at the petty, Western barbarians, fighting over ice and rock.

Otherwise:
-Tensions are rising everywhere, we've called back a squadron of fighters from the front to keep guard in the home territories.
-Guangzhou has been entered, the siege is over, the battle has begun. This month will see the end of PRC.
-Production continues, with a few factories being re-tooled for a new main battle tank line.
-And as usual, de-Westernification goes along too. This means we're doing away with anything we don't like from it. But fear not, the whole "equality" business will last. Maybe. The Kaoxiang just don't like the disappearance of our own culture. We're blaming all the troubles on the Communists and Mao (who's tomb the PRC stole when they were evicted from Beijing).
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| January 17, 2011, 2:42 pm
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Quoting Matt Hacker

Honestly, do you think that I would say no to a joint base deal with Tom but allow you to have a base. No offense, but what do you think?

Eh, it was worth a try. Can't blame a guy...

Quoting -> avalella
Well, there’s no doubt that if either of us got involved, me and you would have to fight each other. Due to our close proximity, and large investments in off shore drilling in the gulf, a war between you and I would no doubt do large damage to our oil industries and our economies. I don't think either of us want $20/gallon gas prices, do we? By staying neutral, we can also avoid entering a massive arms race. I say we save hostilities for the next world war, when we are both able to take that kind of hit. Also, please note that my I Anti-surface fleet is ready to move into the Gulf if you insist on taking a side. We do NOT need another deepwater horizon.

Well, considering I have significant oil investments elsewhere, I doubt I'll miss the Gulf oil too much. Besides, the PCU has oil interests in the region (whether they remember or not) and I doubt they would look too kindly upon your saber-rattling.

I'm kind of laughing right now. You honestly think you could take me on? Your country is still wallowing in economic mires right now thanks to Castro & Bros. You might be able to conquer helpless 3rd world countries, but you could never match the air force I can field.
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| January 17, 2011, 3:01 pm
Quoting -> avalella
Quoting henry wang
In other news, a team of diplomats have been sent to the islands of Great Igagua, Dominica, and St. Lucia. They are there to negotiate their sovereignty, and they have expressed interests in joining the Commonwealth.

Please note that Great Iguana is territory of the CDC. We are happy to accept your diplomats, but I would prefer you negotiate with El Presidente through other diplomatic channels (AIM, Xfire, etc.). In response to this, several teams of CDC State Department officials are preparing to head to the islands of Guadeloupe, Martinique, Barbados, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Antigua and Barbuda, and Saint Kitts and Nevis. El Presidente is determined to ensure the hegemony of the CDC in the Caribbean, and armed escorts are being sent with the diplomatic teams (for security purposes, I assure you). Also, as the CDC and the Commonwealth both control (or are looking to control) much of the Caribbean, we are proposing a free trade agreement the improve the economies are increase international trade in the Caribbean. The Baltic Union is also invited to partake in this trade agreement, as their Dutch islands are also large economic players in this region.


It wasn't on the map so I thought it was open, but now diplomats will not be going to Great Iguana. But for now we will only think about your gracious offer.
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| January 17, 2011, 3:03 pm
Quoting henry wang
Please note that Great Iguana is territory of the CDC. We are happy to accept your diplomats, but I would prefer you negotiate with El Presidente through other diplomatic channels (AIM, Xfire, etc.). In response to this, several teams of CDC State Department officials are preparing to head to the islands of Guadeloupe, Martinique, Barbados, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Antigua and Barbuda, and Saint Kitts and Nevis. El Presidente is determined to ensure the hegemony of the CDC in the Caribbean, and armed escorts are being sent with the diplomatic teams (for security purposes, I assure you). Also, as the CDC and the Commonwealth both control (or are looking to control) much of the Caribbean, we are proposing a free trade agreement the improve the economies are increase international trade in the Caribbean. The Baltic Union is also invited to partake in this trade agreement, as their Dutch islands are also large economic players in this region.


It wasn't on the map so I thought it was open, but now diplomats will not be going to Great Iguana. But for now we will only think about your gracious offer.

np
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| January 17, 2011, 3:04 pm
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Quoting Matt Hacker

Honestly, do you think that I would say no to a joint base deal with Tom but allow you to have a base. What do you think?

Eh, it was worth a try. Can't blame a guy...

Quoting -> avalella
Well, there’s no doubt that if either of us got involved, me and you would have to fight each other. Due to our close proximity, and large investments in off shore drilling in the gulf, a war between you and I would no doubt do large damage to our oil industries and our economies. I don't think either of us want $20/gallon gas prices, do we? By staying neutral, we can also avoid entering a massive arms race. I say we save hostilities for the next world war, when we are both able to take that kind of hit. Also, please note that my I Anti-surface fleet is ready to move into the Gulf if you insist on taking a side. We do NOT need another deepwater horizon.

Haha! Yes, well, I have significant oil interests elsewhere so I doubt I would miss the Gulf oil. Plus, the PCU (whether they remember or not) have a few rigs there and probably would frown on you wrecking them.

I had to laugh that you actually think you would be a challenge to me. You have still to recover from economic horrors from Castro & Bros. and you could never dream of fielding the air force I have. I would merely be swatting a bothersome fly.
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| January 17, 2011, 3:42 pm
Quoting Ultramarine .
Eh, it was worth a try. Can't blame a guy...

Quoting -> avalella
Well, there’s no doubt that if either of us got involved, me and you would have to fight each other. Due to our close proximity, and large investments in off shore drilling in the gulf, a war between you and I would no doubt do large damage to our oil industries and our economies. I don't think either of us want $20/gallon gas prices, do we? By staying neutral, we can also avoid entering a massive arms race. I say we save hostilities for the next world war, when we are both able to take that kind of hit. Also, please note that my I Anti-surface fleet is ready to move into the Gulf if you insist on taking a side. We do NOT need another deepwater horizon.

Haha! Yes, well, I have significant oil interests elsewhere so I doubt I would miss the Gulf oil. Plus, the PCU (whether they remember or not) have a few rigs there and probably would frown on you wrecking them.

I had to laugh that you actually think you would be a challenge to me. You have still to recover from economic horrors from Castro & Bros. and you could never dream of fielding the air force I have. I would merely be swatting a bothersome fly.

Its your call. Remember, Evan's the mod.
Operation Alpha Wolf is being put on hold, and all CDC units stationed in Colombia are being sent home, where they will be put on alert. We hope that this operation has provided them with some good combat experience, however they will continue to do training excersises so that they are as prepared as possible for when/if war with the Western Confederation comes. El Presidente has decided to take a nice ski vacation in Switzerland, however will remain in control of the CDC military via his Blackberry.
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| January 17, 2011, 4:58 pm
Indonesian LOLs at the petty UNE fighting.

Not much to report, other than production for the Valkyrie is decreasing in cost and increasing in speed. Looks like the mass production long-term scheme is starting to pay off, though we won't be attempting a revolutionary highly expensive project like that for a while, otherwise we'll go broke.

So, another 12 Valkyires role of the line. I believe we now have 29, 6 of those performing air raids in Sulawesi, 3 on various demonstrations, and the 20 in reserve.

We would be interested in trading 12 of our Valkyries with china for 15 Mantia (what're they called?) doves. This would be the first country we trade with, if Awe accepts. Note, Id say Awe's getting quite a good deal, and it would be helpful for us to increase our fighter plane arsenal by trade, rather than create a whole new prototype plane like we did with the Valkyrie.
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| January 17, 2011, 5:14 pm
Quoting Danny Morgan

Does said Valkyrie exist in MOC? It's not on the pages.
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| January 17, 2011, 5:34 pm
In light of recent events a Naval detachment will patrol the waters around Venezuela in order to stop anyone from touching our Oil. Speaking of oil, three well sites are being surveyed and will have new wells on them soon in order to supply the booming economy.
Batteries can't power everything, ya know.

Operation Stonewall is going along rapidly, with nearly 45% of my area of Colombia secure. Also, a squadron on Mig-60s are being pulled to the frontlines to help the advance.
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| January 17, 2011, 5:34 pm
Quoting Ham N' Biscuits
Does said Valkyrie exist in MOC? It's not on the pages.

It does indeed exist, on Flickr.
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| January 17, 2011, 5:38 pm
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Quoting Danny Morgan
We would be interested in trading 12 of our Valkyries with china for 15 Mantia (what're they called?) doves. This would be the first country we trade with, if Awe accepts. Note, Id say Awe's getting quite a good deal, and it would be helpful for us to increase our fighter plane arsenal by trade, rather than create a whole new prototype plane like we did with the Valkyrie.


We'll need to consult our homebois in the Pacific Union, the Miantiao fighters are a joint-development program between our nations, and we've been pretty adamant about not selling our gear so soon.
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| January 17, 2011, 6:00 pm
@Danny: I'll trade you some MAF-2 Doves, just name how many you need.

In Hawaiian News, Hilo has been captured after heavy fighting. Casualties are near 300, with three downed MTH-1s.

However, we sent too many troops. Out of the 4000 sent, only about 1,900 were really needed. To fight the cost of this war, we're sending them home tomorrow via C-17s and C-5s to the Tinker Air Force base in Tinker, Oklahoma.

The airbases in Enid, Oklahoma have finished their training of another two squadrons of MAF-2 Doves, and a single squadron of the MAB-1 Manta-Ray. They are being sent to Tinker AFB to greet the returning troops before escorting them over WC Airspace to Portland.

In San Diego, the PCU is preparing for a training exercise with the Russians. We seek to strengthen our ties with them in light of near-conflicts in the last two go-rounds.
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| January 17, 2011, 6:56 pm
12 of these
http://www.flickr.com/photos/46590237@N08/5304652101/
For 15 doves?
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| January 17, 2011, 7:00 pm
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Quoting Danny Morgan
12 of these
http://www.flickr.com/photos/46590237@N08/5304652101/
For 15 doves?


Acceptable. The 15 will need a week or so to arrive though, do you have problems with that?
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| January 17, 2011, 7:04 pm
Quoting Awesome-o-saurus The Not-So-Great

Acceptable. The 15 will need a week or so to arrive though, do you have problems with that?

Thanks, and nope. It would be quicker and easier for me to fly mine straight to you, is that ok? Then the pilots will take then next flight back to Java.
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| January 17, 2011, 7:08 pm
Quoting Danny Morgan
12 of these
http://www.flickr.com/photos/46590237@N08/5304652101/
For 15 doves?

Sounds good. You'll be receiving 15 Doves from me and 15 from Awe for 24 of those Valkyries. But wait! There's more! For I am kind, I'll donate some of my MAF-1 Goshawk (let's say about 25) to your Air Force for the low price of zero dollars!
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| January 17, 2011, 7:09 pm
Quoting Nick Shelton
Sounds good. You'll be receiving 15 Doves from me and 15 from Awe for 24 of those Valkyries. But wait! There's more! For I am kind, I'll donate some of my MAF-1 Goshawk (let's say about 25) to your Air Force for the low price of zero dollars!

Really? Um... Thanks! I'll er... Give you... 3000 kilograms of fresh coffee beans straight out of Sumatra!
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| January 17, 2011, 7:12 pm
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Quoting Danny Morgan
Thanks, and nope. It would be quicker and easier for me to fly mine straight to you, is that ok? Then the pilots will take then next flight back to Java.


Well then... /puts on top hat and moncole
It's a deal!
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| January 17, 2011, 7:14 pm
Quoting Awesome-o-saurus The Not-So-Great

Well then... /puts on top hat and moncole
It's a deal!

Would you also like 30 complimentary bags of coffee beans to go with that?

In other, though related news:
1 of the 6 Valkyries in Sulawesi will be flying back to Java to be join the 20 Valkyries in reserve. The 3 Valkyries on demonstrations will finish up soon to come back as well, making 24 altogether, to be flown to Awe an Nick.

wait... Nick, do you mind as well if I fly them to the PCU rather than shipping? It's quicker for both of us and more convenient.
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| January 17, 2011, 7:20 pm
Quoting Danny Morgan
Would you also like 30 complimentary bags of coffee beans to go with that?

In other, though related news:
1 of the 6 Valkyries in Sulawesi will be flying back to Java to be join the 20 Valkyries in reserve. The 3 Valkyries on demonstrations will finish up soon to come back as well, making 24 altogether, to be flown to Awe an Nick.

wait... Nick, do you mind as well if I fly them to the PCU rather than shipping? It's quicker for both of us and more convenient.

Sure.
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| January 17, 2011, 7:33 pm
After intelligence analysts researched the gang behind the recent killings in Chicago, we found that this gang, the "Chicago Kings" is a largely African-American populated gang, with an all-powerful leader, "The King."

The King, one Mohamed Williams, was born to a Somalian father and an American mother. His father moved back to Somalia when he was a baby, and was thought to be dead, until now.
It turns out he is providing his son's gang weapons, which in turn, supplies other gangs and militias with high-tech weaponry.

Today when troops were conducting a raid on the gang's suspected weapons cache, a large explosion killed seven soldiers.

Violence escalated even more, when another patrol was unsuccessfully ambushed by another gang. This time it was a white supremacist syndicate that is displeased with the Confederation, and the fact that it is not the same the CSA. Only one soldier was injured.

To top the day off, our main operating base in Illinois was fired upon by mortars and strafed by an A-10. We quickly scrambled two F-37's to follow it, find where it lands, and destroy everything that could be a potential threat.



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| January 17, 2011, 8:34 pm
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Quoting -> avalella
Its your call. Remember, Evan's the mod.
Operation Alpha Wolf is being put on hold, and all CDC units stationed in Colombia are being sent home, where they will be put on alert. We hope that this operation has provided them with some good combat experience, however they will continue to do training excersises so that they are as prepared as possible for when/if war with the Western Confederation comes.

This is the second time we've flared at each other, why don't you just mind your own like everyone else (except me)?

I'm just excited this group finally having a war!
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| January 17, 2011, 8:36 pm
Quoting Will G.
"The King."

That isnt a reference to Fallout New Vegas or anything...
;)
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| January 17, 2011, 8:59 pm
Quoting Ultramarine .
This is the second time we've flared at each other, why don't you just mind your own like everyone else (except me)?

I'm just excited this group finally having a war!

And we in Maritime South East Asia will be watching from a safe distance.

:P
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| January 17, 2011, 9:02 pm
Quoting Ultramarine .
This is the second time we've flared at each other, why don't you just mind your own like everyone else (except me)?

I'm just excited this group finally having a war!

I believe I was the one who said me and you should stay away from each other this time. You can attack me if you dare, but I will defend my land.
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| January 17, 2011, 9:04 pm
Quoting Danny Morgan
And we in Maritime South East Asia will be watching from a safe distance.

:P

>.>
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| January 17, 2011, 9:14 pm
The Indo Union is somewhat relieved about these conflicts in the west. Hopefully it will draw attention away from Indonesia and the Philippines. At present, I don't think the IU could withstand an attack from a powerful American faction without help from our allies. Rest assured this will change once my 30 Miantio Doves arrive, and I top up my reserve of Valkyries.
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| January 17, 2011, 9:17 pm
After analyzing the North American situation, the CSS has decided to send a readiness fleet into the Gulf of Mexico. If war breaks out the Southeastern Confederation will have to side with our friends in the Western Confederation.
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| January 17, 2011, 9:37 pm
Quoting Danny Morgan
The Indo Union is somewhat relieved about these conflicts in the west. Hopefully it will draw attention away from Indonesia and the Philippines.

waoh, you're still in the Philippines?




either way, the Philippines has been placed under SU protection.
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| January 17, 2011, 9:41 pm
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