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International Conversation Forum XXII
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Terror Strikes, AFK members, old ones leave and fresh meat. Aller jouer!
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| June 5, 2011, 12:25 am
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A new auxiliary branch of the Union State's armed forces has been created in coordination with the recent inclusion of PMCs in our combative doctrines: The Joint Defense and Intelligence Cooperative (JDIC). Although not directly representative of our government, the JDIC shall be heavily influential in helping secure areas where our boots can't go normally. In the JDIC, our government has "donated" a pool of equipment that can be leased out at reduced costs to mercenaries affiliated with Union State "creditors". We will shortly release the list of vehicles presently in the JDIC pool as well as the rough number of mercenaries listed for available service.

As promised, Ukraine held free elections today to see if the Southern Belt would reunite with the rest of Ukraine and if the present puppet regime of Free Ukraine would be replaced with a more sovereignty-oriented government. Starting with the former, the Southern Belt with its immense amount of infrastructural damage and civil loss recognized the fact that re-uniting with the rest of Ukraine would only slow down the rate in which the southern provinces could be repaired; therefore, it has decided to stick with the Union State for the time being and another set of elections will occur by end-season. As for the puppet government in Kiev, much of it has been replaced with nationalists that have used recent events to build a popular vehemence against all of the neighboring blocs. It must be noted however that a majority of the nationalists still press for collaboration with Byzantium [to help re-build what military and economic power they have lost] while the former pro-Russian majority has been kicked to the curb due to Southern Ukraine's decision to stick with the Union State. It would seem the politics of Ukraine are getting far too tangled to be effective.

I had more news to report, but I went braindead.
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| June 5, 2011, 12:45 am
I seem to be unable to decipher intelligent statements today, don't know why. So does this mean Ukrainian Civil War or not? Because civil wars are like, profitable man.
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| June 5, 2011, 2:11 pm
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The Union State was unaware we weren't allowed to sale arms as a private business. Still, we presently denounce any of the claims that these men are in any way associated to our government and were hired for the sake of defending our own interests. If Byzantium and its associates continue to press that the Union State is officially unofficially involved in Syria, then we will gladly make such claims true with dire consequences being felt by our opposition. We shan't have our named smeared for the sake of yellow journalism.
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| June 5, 2011, 3:07 pm
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Today, in the Western Republic...

Congress today passed a resolution that will be released to the public shortly among other things. The establishment of the War Department was approved without much ceremony, with the Republic Department of Homeland Security being established in that same 10 minute period. Talks with our now brothers in Canada are ongoing. The decision has been made to have each keep their own form of economy and government. Like the original form of government of the US, they will be united by name and for common defense, but one will not impose itself on the other for any reason. The military, population, and cause will be united, however.

The War Department has already sworn in its first two Canadian generals in order to ease integrations. Already, a squadron of WRCAF F-18s are heading to Midway for temporary assignment. The navies are set to conduct Atlantic cooperation drills sometime next week.

Mining, transport, drilling, and all that good stuff continues.

Lastly, the President of the Republic had this to say to the infiltrators that are still in our territory: "How much longer will you commit these murders? Why are you fighting for leaders who care nothing for your safety? Your comrades that were sent to our lands months ago have perished uselessly. Already, 12 of your number are dead, also uselessly and carelessly by your leaders as though they themselves shot them. You will be next, today or the day after, the matter is settled. Your leaders have abandoned you to our swords, they have already surrendered you, written you off, told your families that you are dead. There is no way for you to escape. Why do you continue your useless crimes? Stop now, and your lives will be spared, if only that. Your cause is a lost one, heed my voice and turn yourselves in, before it is you that your leaders send to a useless and wasteful death."
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| June 5, 2011, 3:48 pm
In other news, the King of Morocco is starting to refer to the shenanigans in the WR as the "Bore War". He thinks that to make this more entertaining the crazed gunman should go after police departments. You know, for a real cinematic challenge.

In real news, the Portuguese Government has passed funding for 5 "Advanced frigates" to be constructed at the shipyards in Ferrol, Spain. The Armada has also expressed interest in the design, with intents of modifying it to succeed the F-100 class in it's role of air defence.

On the pundit patrol: There seems to be growing mistrust of many nations in the Western Hemisphere. Seeing their apparent hunger for expansion is slightly irritating, as more and more smaller countries lose their sovereignty by the month. Of course, we think that of our eastern Euros, but at least their actions are checked by others. Most disturbing is the Southern Confederacy's acquisition of Newfoundland. Being Latin American based, there is no doubt this move was purely to increase it's power and prestige, and not to "band together against the common foe". But these words shall be spoken in vane, for the civilized man speaks not the language of such expansionist brutes.
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| June 5, 2011, 4:09 pm
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Quoting Ham N' Biscuits
On the pundit patrol:

Jake specifically told me that Brikkr was to have whatever he wanted of Canada. If you have a problem with it, talk to him.
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| June 5, 2011, 4:40 pm
Quoting Ultramarine .
Jake specifically told me that Brikkr was to have whatever he wanted of Canada. If you have a problem with it, talk to him.


Whatever. Just have fun with the Socialists Union being run by conservatives. You might get some angry responses if you try to take away their benefits like Universal Health care, etc.
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| June 5, 2011, 4:55 pm
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Quoting Ham N' Biscuits

Whatever. Just have fun with the Socialists Union being run by conservatives. You might get some angry responses if you try to take away their benefits like Universal Health care, etc.

Do you not have eyes? Re-read my last post on the issue.
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| June 5, 2011, 4:56 pm
Only read the first post, admittedly. Not the last one. That's good to hear, though.
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| June 5, 2011, 4:58 pm
Quoting Ultramarine .
Your leaders have abandoned you to our swords, they have already surrendered you, written you off, told your families that you are dead.

Alenia doesn't abandon agents. The closest we come is ordering them to go into hiding instead of exfiltrating the country. Command doesn't forget about its agents until they're dead.

Quoting Ultramarine .
...There is no way for you to escape...

You can't lock down your borders forever.

Quoting Ultramarine .
Crimes...

I repeat: ICBMing civilians (twice) is more of a crime than the low-grade guerilla warfare currently going on in your territory.

Quoting Ultramarine .
Stop now, and your lives will be spared...

Nice to see the tradition of constant lying is still alive and well in the WC's politics.

Quoting Ham N' Biscuits
He thinks that to make this more entertaining the crazed gunman should go after police departments. You know, for a real cinematic challenge.

I've tried open warfare; it doesn't work.
Challenge accepted though; if Ultra keeps playing around with his ICBMs, keep a watch on the police stations, and on the second day look to the basements, for they will explode with great violence.
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| June 5, 2011, 10:04 pm
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In the Koaxiang Empire:
-The Imperial Fleets are finally getting the respect they deserve, as is proven by this: http://www.flickr.com/photos/thenotsogreat/5802278207/
-And undisclosed amount should be ready by early/mid July. For those of you keeping track, the battleships will be done on July 2nd, the destroyers June 18th. Otherwise, only a few new additions are waiting to join the Fleets, prototyping has already moved on to planes and tanks.
-With the recent terrorism, and the Emperor's paranoia of the Western Republic, civilian evacuation drills are being engaged for safe and orderly vacating of areas targeted by American missiles.
-How would we know? We've got ICBM-watcher satellites going up soon. Theses are peaceful in purpose, serving as only early warning beacons to save lives. This goes along with another secret (Admin-approved) project.
-The figure we all know as Tank Man is celebrated for his role on the Fight Against Communism, which the Koaxiang government dislikes very much. June 5th, 1989- never forget.
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| June 5, 2011, 10:26 pm
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Quoting Areetsa C

Let's be clear about some things here, shall we? While it might be perfectly acceptable to everyone here that Japan kills hundreds of thousands of Korean civilians just because we have the unmitigated audacity to target Japanese military targets. However, to me, it was not. So, under the similarly flimsy reasons, I retaliated. Now, everyone screams murder. Hmm, I see the difference, yes.

Then you come in like a misguided knight in shining armor and decide to kill a bunch of civilians in retaliation or for your personal enjoyment, no one can really tell. Apparently, you're completely unwilling to accept the responsibility for your actions or comprehend why I would possibly want to reciprocate your, er, enjoyment and launch a retaliatory strike. You lacked sufficient force projection for conventional attack, so did I.

You also apparently refuse to appreciate my generous showing of restraint in your case. Won't happen again.

Quoting Areetsa C
Can't keep borders locked down forever...

Oh? Really? Hmm, news to me.
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| June 5, 2011, 10:44 pm
Quoting Ultramarine .
...Then you come in like a misguided knight in shining armor...

We can't allow democracy to gain a foothold in Asia; same for letting it accomplish its goals.
If we let democratic nations do that sort of things, we may as well start holding elections because we'll have already lost.

That's the logic you guys used in Vietnam, isn't it? Getting involved in a war that's none of your business, making a mess, never paying reparations, and then wandering off. The difference is, the Soviet Union just sat there glowering when you were mucking about in Vietnam.

/but if you want to lend me some ICBMs I'd happily change my methods until I ran out of them.
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| June 5, 2011, 10:51 pm
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Quoting Areetsa C

Well, that was a whole lot of nonsense. I didn't understand that, except you're not going to quit, ever, is that my understanding? 'Cause that's what I'm hearing here.
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| June 5, 2011, 10:57 pm
Quoting Ultramarine .
Quoting Areetsa C


"An eye for an eye, makes the whole world blind."

With that being said, the Union throws their support behind Alenia for fighting the good fight against Democracy.
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| June 5, 2011, 11:06 pm
Quoting Nick Shelton
"An eye for an eye, makes the whole world blind."

I hear artificial eyes will be pretty advanced in fifteen years.
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| June 5, 2011, 11:15 pm
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Quoting Nick Shelton
"An eye for an eye, makes the whole world blind."

That all depends on if you only take one eye...

Quoting Nick Shelton
With that being said, the Union throws their support behind Alenia for fighting the good fight against Democracy.

Says the man who complains that we don't think his nation has freedoms. Either keep your story straight or just don't say anything.
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| June 5, 2011, 11:16 pm
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Quoting Areetsa C

We can't allow democracy to gain a foothold in Asia; same for letting it accomplish its goals.
If we let democratic nations do that sort of things, we may as well start holding elections because we'll have already lost.


Aye, democracy must not spread here. Luckily, there's never been democracy in China, so I'm pretty safe. There'll be democracy in Asia over my dead empire.

Japan better pray they've got a dictatorship or corrupt "elected" official of some sorts. Same with Singapore. You don't have to be free to be a Republic, as North Korea proves.
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| June 5, 2011, 11:22 pm
Quoting Ultramarine .
Says the man who complains that we don't think his nation has freedoms. Either keep your story straight or just don't say anything.

I do complain, because we do have freedoms. I just don't let the public vote on them.
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| June 5, 2011, 11:32 pm
I have decided to take the Spratly islands. the occupation will begin next week. I know that the Republic of Singapore has their eye on the islands, so if they want the islands that badly, I'll trade them (not invade them) for S'pore surrendering the rest of Borneo to Indo Union control.

In other news:

the IU's first two stealth aircraft will begin production soon. One is an air-superiority fighter, the other is a high altitude fighter/bomber.
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| June 6, 2011, 1:13 am
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Quoting Danny Morgan
I have decided to take the Spratly islands. the occupation will begin next week.


And what of the islands I control, or the ones S'pore controls? I offered for the three of us to sit down and divide them up, after all. I don't intend to leave without a fight.
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| June 6, 2011, 1:59 am
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Was there supposed to be a CR today? Or was it tomorrow?

Quoting Nick Shelton
I do complain, because we do have freedoms. I just don't let the public vote on them.

Right...
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| June 6, 2011, 2:11 am
Quoting Awesome-o-saurus The Not-So-Great

And what of the islands I control, or the ones S'pore controls? I offered for the three of us to sit down and divide them up, after all. I don't intend to leave without a fight.

if Spectre does want to trade the islands for all of Borneo, you'll just have to fight for them yourself. If he decides to let me take the islands, or put up a fight, then once I possess them I'll split them: You can have the top half, I the lower half.
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| June 6, 2011, 2:25 am
Quoting Danny Morgan
if Spectre does want to trade the islands for all of Borneo, you'll just have to fight for them yourself. If he decides to let me take the islands, or put up a fight, then once I possess them I'll split them: You can have the top half, I the lower half.


I see that you have it all worked out, but i am unwilling to trade my side of Borneo (and the trust of my people) for those islands. However, I already have a chunk of my airforce and navy there waiting for my orders to bomb the @#$% out of Thailand...


Quoting Awesome-o-saurus The Not-So-Great

And what of the islands I control, or the ones S'pore controls? I offered for the three of us to sit down and divide them up, after all. I don't intend to leave without a fight.



I like Awe's idea; I only want the westen/south westen group of islands. He can have the northen islands and you can have the rest...

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| June 6, 2011, 4:55 am
Quoting Danny Morgan
if Spectre does want to trade the islands for all of Borneo, you'll just have to fight for them yourself. If he decides to let me take the islands, or put up a fight, then once I possess them I'll split them: You can have the top half, I the lower half.



I see that you have it all worked out, but i am unwilling to trade my side of Borneo (and the trust of my people) for those islands. However, I already have a chunk of my airforce and navy there waiting for my orders to bomb the @#$% out of Thailand...


Quoting Awesome-o-saurus The Not-So-Great

And what of the islands I control, or the ones S'pore controls? I offered for the three of us to sit down and divide them up, after all. I don't intend to leave without a fight.



I like Awe's idea; I only want the westen/south westen group of islands. He can have the northen islands and you can have the rest...

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| June 6, 2011, 11:55 am
Quoting Ultramarine .
Right...

You'd be right to know your place in times like these.
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| June 6, 2011, 1:13 pm
Quoting Nick Shelton
Quoting Ultramarine .
Quoting Areetsa C


"An eye for an eye, makes the whole world blind."

With that being said, the Union throws their support behind Alenia for fighting the good fight against Democracy.

Egypt and the IDU throws half of its support behind the causes of PCU and Alenia, for fighting the good fight against Democracy in Executive government. We still believe in democracy in the Legislature. Hail monarchy! HAIL PHARAOH!
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| June 6, 2011, 1:27 pm
Its about time the coke and coffee got to my head....its wayyy past one here in s'pore xD
Anyway...
- The order has been given for the invasion of Thailand at 0600 hrs today as the protests there reaches its peak; the capital is in chaos, the military is at its breaking point....
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| June 6, 2011, 1:35 pm
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Quoting Nick Shelton
You'd be right to know your place in times like these.

And that would be...?

Quoting Kaiser Pharaoh Cliffe
Egypt and the IDU throws half of its support behind the causes of PCU and Alenia...

Laugh now, cry later.
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| June 6, 2011, 3:02 pm
Quoting Ultramarine .
And that would be...?

Not being a nuisance.
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| June 6, 2011, 4:06 pm
Palau Update-
The offensives have been successful, with much of Palau under Australian control, and the capital of Koror in Australian hands. Negotiations have occurred, and most likely the Palauan Prime Minister will sign surrender terms tomorrow. With Palau practically under control now, front line troops are beginning to return back to Australia for R&R.
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| June 6, 2011, 4:19 pm
In the SC...

Under foreign questioning, the President has released this statement: "The recent acquisition of Newfoundland was not of expansionism, but to keep the people of Newfoundland from aggressive powers in the area. Newfoundland will stay under its original government and is only a protectorate."

Speaking of Islands, a squadron of Su-51s are being delivered to the Airbase on Samoa due to recent Australian and Indonesian island-hopping campaigns. Also two squadrons are being moved to Okinawa to replace the older F-35s.

Anyway, Joint Training CR Time!

Joint Training Report:
SC V.S. RAS

The Brazilians were surprised to hear the droning of propellors above the battlefield. Fighters were scrambled and a full squadron of Su-51s flew above the city chasing down numerous radar contacts. The contacts turned out being RAS Cargo planes and escorts dropping troops and artillery onto a hill in the southern part of the city. Their escort of fifteen DH-11s broke from the formation and were quickly shot down due to their un-stealthy profiles and never saw the fighters coming. The cargo planes, after seeing their escorts go down quickly dropped all their troops and cargo and tried to escape to friendly airspace, but it was too late and were shot down.

On the ground, it wasn't as much of a cakewalk for the Brazilians. The African commanders were using a rather bold tactic: they used their older Soviet equipment for bait which when destroyed, showed the Shaka's where to shoot. This tactic proved effective in the beginning, but streets were soon clogged with "destroyed" tanks. The Africans then soon tried another thing to turn the tide: drop artillery on the Brazilian tanks. The Brazilians soon countered with MRLS fire from their own back-up. 

The Brazilians then began their own counteroffensive. The RAS Tankers were astonished to see scores of Southern tanks rolling out of trenches and sweeping across the city. Their Longhorn and Osorio tanks had an easy time against the older- and weaker- Soviet equipment, but the Shakas were a harder nut to crack. The tankers found their job much easier than expected. After the American War, many tankers were used to the HAT's thick armor and found the Shakas much easier to fight, and with only 30 of them compared to the 200 Longhorn and Osorios. The Confederates soon prevailed and took the city. 
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| June 6, 2011, 4:47 pm
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Quoting Nick Shelton
Not being a nuisance.

Physician, heal thyself.
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| June 6, 2011, 4:53 pm
Quoting Brikkr ™
Under foreign questioning, the President has released this statement: "The recent acquisition of Newfoundland was not of expansionism, but to keep the people of Newfoundland from aggressive powers in the area. Newfoundland will stay under its original government and is only a protectorate." 

Aggressive Powers in the Area = Western Republic?


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| June 6, 2011, 4:56 pm
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Quoting Nick Shelton
Aggressive Powers in the Area = Western Republic?

I think he was referring to your traitorous friend, the ACU. Or perhaps Iceland, I don't know which. Or both.
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| June 6, 2011, 5:16 pm
Quoting Ultramarine .
I think he was referring to your traitorous friend, the ACU. Or perhaps Iceland, I don't know which. Or both.

I didn't suggest the idea to him, he came up with it on his own. You know what other idea he came up with on his own? Joining the PCU. Also, it'd preposterous to think he'd annex Newfoundland. Not only is that next to useless, it's surrounded on all sides by the WR. So he was most definitely referring to you.

Also, I'd like to see some "proof" that Jake wanted you to have all of Canada. Not that I don't believe you, just that I find it odd that someone who expressed some rather dis-pleasant thoughts about you would just fork over all of his land.

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| June 6, 2011, 5:21 pm
Quoting Nick Shelton
Aggressive Powers in the Area = Western Republic?


I meant everyone.
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| June 6, 2011, 5:31 pm
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Quoting Nick Shelton
Also, I'd like to see some "proof" that Jake wanted you to have all of Canada. Not that I don't believe you, just that I find it odd that someone who expressed some rather dis-pleasant thoughts about you would just fork over all of his land.

"I have it and that's all you need to know." Sufficiently annoyed? Thought so.

Seriously though, unless the admins request it, due to the sensitive nature of the situation, I will not reveal it. You'll just have to go on whatever shaky trust you have for me.

However, I am not aware of any such "displeasent thoughts" as you insinuate. Again, it would be revealing sensitive information if I were to divulge the many reasons I choose to believe that he either mislead you purposefully or you misinterpreted him.
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| June 6, 2011, 6:13 pm
Quoting Ultramarine .
"I have it and that's all you need to know." Sufficiently annoyed? Thought so.

Seriously though, unless the admins request it, due to the sensitive nature of the situation, I will not reveal it. You'll just have to go on whatever shaky trust you have for me.

However, I am not aware of any such "displeasent thoughts" as you insinuate. Again, it would be revealing sensitive information if I were to divulge the many reasons I choose to believe that he either mislead you purposefully or you misinterpreted him.

Because of course, freedom of information doesn't exist in the Western Republic.
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| June 6, 2011, 7:29 pm
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Quoting Nick Shelton
Because of course, freedom of information doesn't exist in the Western Republic.

No, it's just called none of your business...

I could say the same about your magic numbers, you know, so you demanding this information comes off as *slightly* hypocritical.
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| June 6, 2011, 7:43 pm
Quoting Brikkr ™

Joint Training Report:
SC V.S. RAS
 

Thank you soo much. I see my errors, and Know how I can do better. expect a rematch in the future!
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| June 6, 2011, 7:53 pm
Quoting Ultramarine .
No, it's just called none of your business...

I could say the same about your magic numbers, you know, so you demanding this information comes off as *slightly* hypocritical.

Magic Numbers? All of my numbers = Correct and truthful.
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| June 6, 2011, 9:39 pm
Quoting Nick Shelton
Magic Numbers? All of my numbers = Correct and truthful.

I can vouch for that, but I hope the numbers you sent me were prior to the start of the war. As if those were at that point in time that you had those numbers there would have been feasable way for you to had that many vehicles surviving.
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| June 6, 2011, 9:58 pm
Let's see what's going on in the SC! :D

- We're building tanks, planes, ships, and stuff.
- The Navy has been given a new budget and we are working on modernizing the fleets with 7 Frigates and 1 more Battlecruiser.
- Security is still making the TSA look careless.
- Sneaky stuff is still going on in the West.
- Mexico has been declared fully recovered and is now released as a self-governing state.
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| June 6, 2011, 10:17 pm
Quoting Brikkr ™
Speaking of Islands, a squadron of Su-51s are being delivered to the Airbase on Samoa due to recent Australian and Indonesian island-hopping campaigns. Also two squadrons are being moved to Okinawa to replace the older F-35s.
 

Please don't feel alert to our island-hopping offensives in the general area. We do not wish do begin any conflicts, and our only targets have been and are Micronesia, significantly distant to Samoa and Okinawa.
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| June 6, 2011, 11:42 pm
Quoting TheSpectre 117


I see that you have it all worked out, but i am unwilling to trade my side of Borneo (and the trust of my people) for those islands. However, I already have a chunk of my airforce and navy there waiting for my orders to bomb the @#$% out of Thailand...


Quoting Awesome-o-saurus The Not-So-Great

And what of the islands I control, or the ones S'pore controls? I offered for the three of us to sit down and divide them up, after all. I don't intend to leave without a fight.



I like Awe's idea; I only want the westen/south westen group of islands. He can have the northen islands and you can have the rest...

so you just strolled in and took all the islands without an conflict?
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| June 7, 2011, 12:17 am
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I don't know if I'm reading this right, or interpreting it correctly, but was it that we get the ships that have homeports in our territory? It rings a bell that there was an exception? If not, I've inherited quite a store...

Quoting Nick Shelton
Magic Numbers? All of my numbers = Correct and truthful.

I believe that comment was in reference to your strict non-disclosure of the numbers. I found it hypocritical that you'd do that but criticize me for not disclosing the details behind the Canadian acquisition.

I can understand why it is upsetting to you, though, considering the allies now outflank you and your allies on at least three sides everywhere on the continent.
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| June 7, 2011, 1:24 am
Quoting Ultramarine .
I believe that comment was in reference to your strict non-disclosure of the numbers. I found it hypocritical that you'd do that but criticize me for not disclosing the details behind the Canadian acquisition.

I can understand why it is upsetting to you, though, considering the allies now outflank you and your allies on at least three sides everywhere on the continent.

1. Oh. I didn't disclose my numbers? I guess just for morale reasons. :p

2. Not upsetting in the least. Cliffe is a little...animated, about it though.

Still, I'm concerned that nobody before me has asked for proof. Not that Canada is of strategic value. It's got the same population as African nations.
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| June 7, 2011, 1:31 am
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Quoting Nick Shelton
Still, I'm concerned that nobody before me has asked for proof. Not that Canada is of strategic value. It's got the same population as African nations.

34+ million ain't bad. They have a decent economy, however, and some nice mines & resources. It is rather good for geographic position. Not to mention the fact that I have gained a good portion of the New England area as well, including Manhattan Island.
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| June 7, 2011, 1:40 am
Quoting Ultramarine .
34+ million ain't bad. They have a decent economy, however, and some nice mines & resources. It is rather good for geographic position. Not to mention the fact that I have gained a good portion of the New England area as well, including Manhattan Island.

You've got 50+ McDonald restaurants. Good for you. :p

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| June 7, 2011, 1:42 am
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Quoting Nick Shelton
You've got 50+ McDonald restaurants. Good for you. :p

Hey, considering the number of jobs they created last month, I'm glad to have them if only for that. By that time, they'd be so regulated health-wise that their fries might actually contain potatoes!
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| June 7, 2011, 1:44 am
At 0600 hours today the invasion of Thailand was commenced. The RSAF immediately had planes in the air, striking important key targets before the Thai armed forces could react. The 12th, 19th and 31st Armoured Brigades rolled across the border into the Thai provences of Satun, Songkhla, Yala and Narathiwat. Anti goverment separatist in the region have allied themselves with our forces and are hampering Thai military efforts against the SAF. Thai fighter squadrons in the central region, especially arround the capital, Bangkok, are unable to takeoff due to damage to the runways and facilities caused by the riots and insurgent attacks. (All these were instigated by covert SHIELD agents in the country) The RSN has started a blockade of main shipping routes into the country. SLAM and DART attacks on coastal military facilities and docks have prevented any retaliatory strikes on our ships.

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| June 7, 2011, 5:08 am
Quoting Matt P
Please don't feel alert to our island-hopping offensives in the general area. We do not wish do begin any conflicts, and our only targets have been and are Micronesia, significantly distant to Samoa and Okinawa.

Got it.
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| June 7, 2011, 7:14 am
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If anyone ought to feel threatened by all this island expansion, it's me. I've got two Allied powers with bases a matter of miles from my mainland, that makes me feel unsafe, given how popular air strikes on outlying regions are in this group.
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| June 7, 2011, 8:24 am
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In addition to the Canadian fleet, the Western Republic has welcomed the following submarines into its fleet from New London, CT:

Los Angeles-class submarines
WRS Philadelphia (Formerly inactive)
WRS Memphis
WRS Dallas
WRS Providence
WRS Pittsburgh
WRS San Juan
WRS Miami
WRS Alexandria
WRS Annapolis
WRS Springfield
WRS Hartford
WRS Toledo
Virginia-class submarines
WRS Virginia
WRS North Carolina
WRS New Hampshire
WRS New Mexico
WRS Missouri

Now, that's what I call a strategic acquisition!

Quoting Awesome-o-saurus The Not-So-Great
If anyone ought to feel threatened by all this island expansion, it's me. I've got two Allied powers with bases a matter of miles from my mainland, that makes me feel unsafe, given how popular air strikes on outlying regions are in this group.

That, good sir, is what they call strategic deterrence...
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| June 7, 2011, 11:34 am
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Quoting Ultramarine .
That, good sir, is what they call strategic deterrence...


Good thing I built the Arketers then. And I've got a few other tricks up my sleeve.
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| June 7, 2011, 11:51 am
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Quoting Awesome-o-saurus The Not-So-Great

Good thing I built the Arketers then. And I've got a few other tricks up my sleeve.

The A/B-3, my answer to the Arketer. The only combat losses suffered were because that particular CM apparently forgot they were stealth. Mine are cheaper, and they've suffered equally in losses.
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| June 7, 2011, 12:00 pm
Quoting Awesome-o-saurus The Not-So-Great

Good thing I built the Arketers then. And I've got a few other tricks up my sleeve.

As do I. As do I.
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| June 7, 2011, 12:16 pm
Quoting Ultramarine .
The A/B-3, my answer to the Arketer. The only combat losses suffered were because that particular CM apparently forgot they were stealth. Mine are cheaper, and they've suffered equally in losses.

But in no way are they equal.
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| June 7, 2011, 12:17 pm
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Quoting Nick Shelton
But in no way are they equal.


Below this, no further discussion of "equality" of these bombers is allowed, to prevent any more headache inducing flamewars regarding quality.

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| June 7, 2011, 12:31 pm
Quoting Matt Hacker

Below this, no further discussion of "equality" of these bombers is allowed, to prevent any more headache inducing flamewars regarding quality.

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http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_Y5bjXBuZZbk/TOIkOmLpweI/AAAAAJc/C-o4qERrzXU/S220/okay-face.jpg
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| June 7, 2011, 12:47 pm
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Quoting Nick Shelton
But in no way are they equal.

You're right, mine's a carrier compatable fighter-bomber; the Arketer is a heavy strategic bomber. The only 'equality' would be that they're both stealth and both high-altitude. They're in different classes, like a Wildcat fighter and a Dauntless dive-bomber, it's not like a 1-to-1 comparison.

That's the facts, it ain't a debate.

Quoting Matt Hacker
Below this, no further discussion of "equality" of these bombers is allowed,

Ooops...
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| June 7, 2011, 1:02 pm
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Quoting Ultramarine .
You're right, mine's a carrier compatable fighter-bomber; the Arketer is a heavy strategic bomber. The only 'equality' would be that they're both stealth and both high-altitude. They're in different classes, like a Wildcat fighter and a Dauntless dive-bomber, it's not like a 1-to-1 comparison.

That's the facts, it ain't a debate.


Exactly. How can they be equal if they're not really comparable? It's more like a P-61 and B-17, come to think of it.
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| June 7, 2011, 7:24 pm
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Quoting Awesome-o-saurus The Not-So-Great

Exactly. How can they be equal if they're not really comparable? It's more like a P-61 and B-17, come to think of it.

*P-47 and a B-17. The P-47 was a fighter-bomber, P-61 was a pure fighter for the most part.

Quoting Nick Shelton
Still, I'm concerned that nobody before me has asked for proof.

I just thought of this, but it's completely possible Jake got in touch with the admins prior or just after he contacted me. Since I did expect some questions myself that I didn't get except from you...
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| June 7, 2011, 8:30 pm
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Quoting Ultramarine .


I just thought of this, but it's completely possible Jake got in touch with the admins prior or just after he contacted me.


Not sure about Erik or Evan, but I never got any message from him. However, I don't really see any reason to be suspicious of what is going on, hence the lack of inquiries.
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| June 7, 2011, 8:37 pm
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Quoting Matt Hacker

Not sure about Erik or Evan, but I never got any message from him. However, I don't really see any reason to be suspicious of what is going on, hence the lack of inquiries.

Well it is verifiable, and so ludicrous if it is false that it, by nature, looks to be obviously true.

/Caseclosed
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| June 7, 2011, 9:50 pm
Quoting Ultramarine .
Well it is verifiable, and so ludicrous if it is false that it, by nature, looks to be obviously true.

/Caseclosed

Not saying it's false, I just want proof before we all start saying it's true.
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| June 7, 2011, 10:05 pm
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My response is "wow"

My country's response is: "The UNC continues to reaffirm its stance that state sponsored terrorism is an international crime, we have yet to formulate a view on whether this assanation carried out by agents of the WR is considered a surgical strike by warring factions, or its own act of terrorism. However, we are leaning towards a very disagreeable surgical strike. While we will not support the WR for their insidious action, we do understand the importance of defense acutely."

As a whole, as the citizens of the UNC wake up to this news, reactions are largely mixed. On one hand, the UNC believes in stability above all else, and we find such acts very disturbing and distasteful. On the other, some feel safer knowing that the man that once headed the world's largest terrorist state is dead.
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| June 7, 2011, 11:19 pm
You know, funny thing; the President's actually been criticised in the past for being too moderate with regards to foreigners.

15+ years of isolationalism doesn't go away overnight.

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In other news, Uzbekistan has been outlawed. The recently returned units that were at one point going to ensure peace in Africa spearheaded the assault, and the Uzbek government is the ultimate goal. The provisional military government currently intends to inflict 30% losses on the administrative portions of the enemy bureaucracy, confiscate any and all military equipment and manufacturing plants, and may or may not plunder their treasury as well; it depends on how much resistance they put up.

Quoting Matt Hacker
On the other, some feel safer knowing that the man that once headed the world's largest terrorist state is dead.

Point of fact: the OVB itself is something of a rogue agency. It can be extremely useful as a tool of politics, but needs a strong leader to keep it in check.

So no, more like "the man that once kept WC hospitals off the target list is now dead".
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| June 7, 2011, 11:24 pm
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Oh, I wanted him to know who it was. The native-obtained weapons were just so they were not arrested for possession. It's too bad that they were caught, but we must accept these sacrifices. The Alenians now know where we stand, however.

Here is the text of the resolution passed by Republic Congress two days ago:

RESOLUTION OF: ALENIA

WHEREAS,
the state and nation of Alenia has pursued irregular warfare since its inception and,

WHEREAS,
the state and nation of Alenia has targeted civilians as its standard policy to the exclusion of all else and,

WHEREAS,
the state and nation of Alenia has pursued the acquisition of nuclear and chemical weapons to increase its devastation and,

WHEREAS,
the state and nation of Alenia, with reckless abandon, is willing to pursue such irregular warfare without reasonable cause and,

WHEREAS,
the state and nation of Alenia has acted with extreme prejudice to affect aggression against many nations without provocation and,

WHEREAS,
the state and nation of Alenia has refused to listen to or heed attempts at diplomacy of the Western Republic,

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that
the state and nation of Alenia is hereby declared a terrorist state.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that,
a state of war now exists between the Western Republic and Alenia to such end as the state and nation of Alenia no longer be capable of projecting such devastation upon us or any other nation. Or, by reason of diplomatic intervention, agrees to no longer conduct irregular warfare.

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| June 7, 2011, 11:25 pm
Quoting Ultramarine .
Or, by reason of diplomatic intervention, agrees to no longer conduct irregular warfare.

Only if we get ICBMs to replace it as a deterrent.
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| June 7, 2011, 11:27 pm
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Quoting Areetsa C
Only if we get ICBMs to replace it as a deterrent.

Deterrents don't work, very often.
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| June 7, 2011, 11:36 pm
The PCU highly condemns the WR's acts against the Alenian Parliament, and we assure them that they will pay for it dearly. Not by us though, because that'd be rude, and we'd really like peace in America.

In the PCU today, a single nuclear reactor was completed. It now powers a large portion of things.

Peacekeepers are being placed "on-call" for the Alenian Government if they need to put down some political loonies.

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| June 7, 2011, 11:39 pm
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In light of the recent terrorist attacks against the WR, an aid package is being assembled to help the innocent victims of the attacks, and to help the economies of the local communities that were attacked. This is of course, not ideal for our stance of neutrality, however, we in the UNC do indeed have souls and compassion. Indeed, we will assemble similar packages to other foreign nations attacked by large scale state terrorism.
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| June 7, 2011, 11:42 pm
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Quoting Nick Shelton
In the PCU today, a single nuclear reactor was completed. It now powers a large portion of things.

Where'd you get the uranium?
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| June 7, 2011, 11:44 pm
Quoting Ultramarine .
Where'd you get the uranium?

Found it.
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| June 7, 2011, 11:47 pm
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Quoting Nick Shelton
Found it.

Any mines in N. America are in my possession.
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| June 7, 2011, 11:50 pm
Quoting Ultramarine .
Any mines in N. America are in my possession.

There are mines in Washington.
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| June 7, 2011, 11:53 pm
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Quoting Nick Shelton
There are mines in Washington.

Not on your side of it there ain't.
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| June 7, 2011, 11:54 pm
Quoting Ultramarine .
Not on your side of it there ain't.

Oh well. Good thing we got what we needed when we owned it 2013-2037. NEVER FORGET.



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| June 7, 2011, 11:56 pm
Quoting Nick Shelton
Oh well. Good thing we got what we needed when we owned it 2013-2037. NEVER FORGET.



British Columbia done got dat Uranium ore too. LET'S GET IT.
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| June 7, 2011, 11:59 pm
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The Koaxiang Emperor frowns at this shifting of warfare to assassination. But he is the Emperor, so he's not afraid to continue to appear in public. He DARES the Western Republic to try that trick if there's ever another war.

Work moves faster in regards to other stuff, tensions are escalating, we're ready to hunker down.
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| June 8, 2011, 12:01 am
Egypt is pleased to report that the Western Desert Steam-Solar Energy Farm is complete, and that work on a massive Algae Energy Farm in Lower Egypt has begun. Egypt plans on being fossil fuel free in at least a few years.
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| June 8, 2011, 12:04 am
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Quoting Nick Shelton
British Columbia done got dat Uranium ore too. LET'S GET IT.

http://www.gov.bc.ca/fortherecord/uranium/ur_environment.html?src=/environment/ur_environment.html
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| June 8, 2011, 12:05 am

Having ore=/=Having a mine.

Does that mean that the government of British Columbia will never use nuclear power? Yes.

Does that mean the Union WILL use it? Why yes. Problem?
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| June 8, 2011, 12:07 am
Quoting Evan Melick
Quoting Nick Shelton
Having ore=/=Having a mine.

Does that mean that the government of British Columbia will never use nuclear power? Yes.

Does that mean the Union WILL use it? Why yes. Problem?

He can change that, but he would have to start from scratch.

Canada's only three major developed uranium operations of any significant quantity would all be in land Ultra now owns.

Is it because I'm black?
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| June 8, 2011, 12:10 am
Quoting Ultramarine .
Deterrents don't work, very often.

Certainly not when you use them for hit-and-runs in wars that're none of your business.

Quoting Ultramarine .
Any mines in N. America are in my possession.

Except the ones buried in your roads.

Quoting Nick Shelton
Peacekeepers are being placed "on-call" for the Alenian Government if they need to put down some political loonies.

Loonies tend to get put down by their neighbors before they get too violent; no-one wants the government involved, so they deal with it quietly.
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| June 8, 2011, 12:10 am
I am now launching a new civilian training program:

The PMO- Pacific Militia Organization.

This is basically the training of abled men and women between the ages of 20 and 45 to become an emergency defense force that can be called upon if one of countries involved in the PMO are invaded. It is basically a homeland defense measure.

So far, only Indonesia and China are part of the PMO, but the IU invites Japan and the PCU to become part of this Organization.

More about the PMO:
- the training program is compulsory for all abled males of 20-45 years of age who are not already in the military.
- females 20-45 years of age can choose whether to take the course or not, it is not compulsory for them.
- The training course consists of learning to correctly fire, load, and clean a variety of guns, first aid, recognizing mines bombs and traps, survival tips, and other.
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| June 8, 2011, 12:12 am
Quoting Evan Melick
No, it's because I'm Jewish.

Either that or because, yano, I hate you. :/

Just as I suspected, it's because I am of colored skin tone!

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| June 8, 2011, 12:14 am
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Quoting Evan Melick
No, it's because I'm Jewish.

Either that or because, yano, I hate you. :/

Are you really?

I said that comment was taken out of context...
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| June 8, 2011, 12:15 am
Quoting Ultramarine .
Are you really?

I said that comment was taken out of context...

nah he's completely white.
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| June 8, 2011, 12:16 am
Quoting Awesome-o-saurus The Not-So-Great
The Koaxiang Emperor frowns at this shifting of warfare to assassination. But he is the Emperor, so he's not afraid to continue to appear in public. He DARES the Western Republic to try that trick if there's ever another war.

IIRC, I asked Erik once if assassinations were allowed and was told they weren't.

I'd complain, but I was planning on a government shakeup for a while now.

Quoting Nick Shelton
Is it because I'm black?

Yes. Yes it is.
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| June 8, 2011, 12:18 am
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Quoting Evan Melick
Roman Catholic, relatively. Blood Jew, I am that though.

I have a Jewish name, but anyhow.
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| June 8, 2011, 12:34 am
Quoting Ultramarine .
Quoting Evan Melick
Roman Catholic, relatively. Blood Jew, I am that though.

I have a Jewish name, but anyhow.

http://dashowcase.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/kfj.jpg

:p
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| June 8, 2011, 12:39 am

this is such win.
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| June 8, 2011, 12:41 am
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Quoting Nick Shelton

And this from a supposedly 'tolerant' liberal? Well, I suppose it just goes to show what I've always thought.
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| June 8, 2011, 12:53 am
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Quoting Ultramarine .
And this from a supposedly 'tolerant' liberal? Well, I suppose it just goes to show what I've always thought.


Tolerant? Liberal? That's not Nick... Ain't me either. We prefer the political affiliation of American.
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| June 8, 2011, 1:14 am
Quoting Awesome-o-saurus The Not-So-Great

Tolerant? Liberal? That's not Nick... Ain't me either. We prefer the political affiliation of American.

Aye. To quote Lewis Black, our party system right now is a Republican bowl of defecation looking at its Democrat reflection. >.>
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| June 8, 2011, 10:43 am
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Today, in the Western Republic…

Somewhere, in a secretive location, the President watched as the enemy that the world hated being put to death. After having issued the ‘Go’ order to the War Department, he was not in control of the deadline. The ensuing loss of the lives in the rescue operation will go down in the annals of the Western Republic as one of the most noble sacrifices ever made, as well as a deep tragedy. “Greater love hath no man than this; that he lay down his life for his friends.” The officer in charge of intelligence gathering for the operation placed his faith in chance and triggered the operation too soon before adequate intell could be gathered about the situation on the ground. The operation was officially known as Operation Death Angels, it is now colloquially known as the “Sacrifice of Angels” since every man went in as volunteers, knowing it could cost him his life. We do not accept, however, the careless disregard for proper procedures, and the officer has been severely reprimanded for it. He turned in his official resignation an hour later.

Otherwise, the rumors are true, and the Republic is becoming a fortress. A peaceful fortress, however, geared only to protect its civilians. An unprecedented cooperation of FBI, police, fire, and MPs is materializing out of the recent attacks, and the sting operation resulting in the arrests of the Arizona OVB team illustrates this cooperation wonderfully. The survivors are now few, and their time is short as well. No one can just ‘disappear’ these days in a highly electronic world, and pretending that is possible is laughable.

The War Department has taken on the task of reassigning vessels to their newest stations. Air force and army stations will be reworked as well, with many Republic and RCA troops slated to undergo arctic training regimens. The second CAS and CAP cooperation drill last Saturday was an overall success. No accidents occurred this time, and pilots had an 87% hit/kill ratio and 89% accuracy. The invading army and CAP was stopped cold with some rather effective defensive tactics, and the War Department is encouraged by the results. With the 21 new submarines, our subsurface fleet has been increased by 700%, and will increase our offensive capabilities substantially.

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| June 8, 2011, 12:01 pm
Quoting Ultramarine .
Today, in the Western Republic…

Somewhere, in a secretive location, the President watched as the enemy that the world hated being put to death. After having issued the ‘Go’ order to the War Department.


And once again, the Western Republic barbarians strike.

Quoting Ultramarine .
since every man went in as volunteers, knowing it could cost him his life.

Someone is a little hypocritical today, eh?

Quoting Ultramarine .
With the 21 new submarines, our subsurface fleet has been increased by 700%, and will increase our offensive capabilities substantially.

Before the other day you had three submarines? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIgfiSzCy1o

Quoting Ultramarine . Fortress.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_MgmAVppXU
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| June 8, 2011, 12:23 pm
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Quoting Nick Shelton
Before the other day you had three submarines? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIgfiSzCy1o

Two, actually, but I didn't want to do higher math this early. As for the hypocritical aspect, at least I tried to get them out instead of purposfully sending them to their deaths.
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| June 8, 2011, 12:30 pm
Quoting Ultramarine .
Quoting Nick Shelton
Before the other day you had three submarines? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIgfiSzCy1o

Two, actually, but I didn't want to do higher math this early. As for the hypocritical aspect, at least I tried to get them out instead of purposfully sending them to their deaths.

Higher math? It's as simple as typing in 2 x 700% into Google.

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| June 8, 2011, 12:42 pm
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Quoting Nick Shelton
Higher math? It's as simple as typing in 2 x 700% into Google.

Quite down, troll.
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| June 8, 2011, 12:48 pm
Quoting Ultramarine .
Quite down, troll.

NO! NOOOOO!
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| June 8, 2011, 12:54 pm
Egypt and the IDU are somewhat displeased to report some disturbing events to the south.

War between North and South Sudan has re-surged after an apparent dispute over fresh water. Forces of the north and south have clashed in Darfur and central regions, with the South absorbing the formerly autonomous region of Abyei. Civilians are being caught in the crossfire, and extreme minority groups are in danger.

The Egyptian Parliament and the IDU have put forth a vote on the matter.
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| June 8, 2011, 4:50 pm
In response to IDU problems, the Senegalese has sent a Division to Southern Sudan for peacekeeping operations, and to ensure the safety of civilians. They will not fire unless fired upon, and have the backing of the PCU.
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| June 8, 2011, 5:23 pm
In the SC...

The overkill-like assasination of Alenia's leader has shook up many politicians in the Confederation. The President has issued this statement: "However much this strike against Alenia was called for, we must remember that an assassination is an assassination, and all are looked down on. Even if this was on a terrorist leader it was unnesicary. It would be of better usage of materials and men to remove the special ops teams from their country. We hope that the Kazakhs return the bodies of the Republic's commandos."

In other news, we have received a call of distress from the West African nation of Sierra Leone. The Sierrans have called for protection against the aggressive Senegalese and their Pacifican allies. We have transferred the First Armored Division to the country and a squadron of STOL-Capable IF-15s.
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| June 8, 2011, 5:49 pm
Quoting Brikkr ™

In other news, we have received a call of distress from the West African nation of Sierra Leone. The Sierrans have called for protection against the aggressive Senegalese and their Pacifican allies. We have transferred the First Armored Division to the country and a squadron of STOL-Capable IF-15s.

I'll leave a light on for ye.
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| June 8, 2011, 5:59 pm
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Also today, the finalized C220 design has entered service. Designed to maximize efficiency and afford increased protection, the final version will be replacing the Low Rate Initial Production Examples effective immediately.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/46019508@N07/5813381652/in/photostream

http://mocpages.com/moc.php/273666
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| June 8, 2011, 6:17 pm
Quoting Evan Melick
Just remember Darfur is ind. from both North and South Sudan.

Right, they're kind of like Belgium in WWI right now. They didn't exactly want to get involved...

The IDU has voted to halt the violence stemming from the Sudan region by placing it under our custody. We must make sure it never arises again- the world is quite sick of it.

IDU member state Chad is preparing forces to intervene in Darfur, while Egypt is preparing its forces to halt military agression in north Sudan (Sudan proper). South Sudan and Abyei are to be left to the Senegalese.
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| June 8, 2011, 8:06 pm
Areestsa was assassinated? does this mean he's out of the game now?

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| June 8, 2011, 8:30 pm
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Quoting Danny Morgan
Areestsa was assassinated? does this mean he's out of the game now?

I wish.
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| June 8, 2011, 8:35 pm
Quoting Ultramarine .
I wish.

oh, ok.

This is unrelated, but I am SO doing a bricklink order from America this weekend:

1 Australian dollar = 1.0626 U.S. dollars
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| June 8, 2011, 8:39 pm
-Building things is satisfactory.

-Training moves along.

-New aircraft coming along nicely.

-Another shipment of supplies has been sent to Ghana.
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| June 8, 2011, 9:13 pm
Quoting Danny Morgan
oh, ok.

This is unrelated, but I am SO doing a bricklink order from America this weekend:

1 Australian dollar = 1.0626 U.S. dollars

If you keep waiting the converstion rate might be: 1 Australian dollar = 0.5 U.S. dollars haha
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| June 8, 2011, 9:20 pm
Lesotho, a forgotten and AIDs striken country was allocated 10 million pounds donated by various corporations in the Commonwealth. The deal was for Lesotho to receive large grants of money and in return it would tighten its borders so that the AIDs pandemic does not spread. The money will mainly be used to help with treatment and build housing facilities for the empoverished peoples. Despite recent and historical demands to be annexed by South Africa, we have thought about the offer, and we decided against it. But, at the same time, we promise to help better the lives of the populous of Lesotho.

The Royal Navy is continuing to build more ships, and naval commanders announced that most likely this will be the last ships ordered for at least a month. This means that we can focus production and researching towards the advancement of land technologies. Mainly towards the Centurion IFV and the Contender MBT.
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| June 8, 2011, 10:06 pm
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Quoting henry wang
Lesotho, a forgotten and AIDs striken country


And that's the way it should stay.
http://danawesome.netau.net/images/Angry/stare.png

In China:
-Preparation for defending ourselves against the perils of democracy goes on. Wherever the menace of international rights strike, we'll be on the scene, ready to restore The Man to power!
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| June 8, 2011, 10:32 pm
Quoting Evan Melick
Chripe, when did that happen. the USD/CAN rate is now 1.00/1.02. Jeez.


here:
http://www.xe.com/ucc/convert/?Amount=1&From=USD&To=AUD

Quoting John Dawn
If you keep waiting the converstion rate might be: 1 Australian dollar = 0.5 U.S. dollars haha

um... No.
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| June 8, 2011, 10:45 pm
So since when has the ban on assassinations been lifted? God-that-I-don't-believe-in knows how many times I wanted to do some of that in both groups.

Also, AIDS is basically curable in 2011. Read an article in either the Times or The Economist, 5 million people have been cured or something.
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| June 8, 2011, 10:59 pm
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Quoting Ham N' Biscuits
Also, AIDS is basically curable in 2011. Read an article in either the Times or The Economist, 5 million people have been cured or something.


LOL I envy your ignorance. If only it were true (its not).
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| June 8, 2011, 11:05 pm
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Quoting Evan Melick
Henry can annex the place anytime he wants really. If I remember correctly there have been three official governmental petitions by Lesotho to Johannesburg for annexation, and quite a few more public petitions.


I'm not stopping him, or objecting, I just prefer nations riddled with AIDS to remain forgotten and unimportant. Because I hate Africa, and you should too. Don't get me started about the... Zulu?

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| June 8, 2011, 11:12 pm
Quoting Matt Hacker

LOL I envy your ignorance. If only it were true (its not).


Sorry, re-read it again. Meant to say 5 million made slightly better, and ONE man completely cured of HIV. But it involves stem cells, a matter many governments outlaw for some hocus-pocus reason:
http://nymag.com/health/features/aids-cure-2011-6/

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| June 8, 2011, 11:13 pm
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Quoting Ham N' Biscuits

Sorry, re-read it again. Meant to say 5 million made slightly better, and ONE man completely cured of HIV. But it involves stem cells, a matter many governments outlaw for some hocus-pocus reason:
http://nymag.com/health/features/aids-cure-2011-6/


Indeed. Hardly a "cure", though.
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| June 8, 2011, 11:14 pm
Quoting Matt Hacker

Indeed. Hardly a "cure", though.


Indeed, it's still years away, but the breakthrough could mean a cure could be available much sooner than some estimates( "Decades off"). Perhaps it one could have been found had not the scientific community ignored the discovery for several years.
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| June 8, 2011, 11:26 pm
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Quoting Ham N' Biscuits

Indeed, it's still years away, but the breakthrough could mean a cure could be available much sooner than some estimates( "Decades off"). Perhaps it one could have been found had not the scientific community ignored the discovery for several years.


Or if Conservatives weren't so afraid of stem cell research...

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| June 8, 2011, 11:27 pm
Quoting Matt Hacker

Or if Conservatives weren't so afraid of stem cell research...

Conservatives, root of all evil.

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| June 8, 2011, 11:29 pm
Quoting Danny Morgan
Areestsa was assassinated? does this mean he's out of the game now?

Nope, it means a worse regime takes over.

Oh, and I'm well on my way to grabbing hold of all the assorted machineries of war you made whilst in control of Uzbekistan.

-=-=-=-
@Cliffe
Any Uzbek vehicles or technologies on your wishlist?
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| June 8, 2011, 11:44 pm
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Quoting Nick Shelton
Conservatives, root of all evil.


"The alternate domination of one faction over another, sharpened by the spirit of revenge, natural to party dissension, which in different ages and countries has perpetrated the most horrid enormities, is itself a frightful despotism.—But this leads at length to a more formal and permanent despotism.—The disorders and miseries, which result, gradually incline the minds of men to seek security and repose in the absolute power of an Individual; and sooner or later the chief of some prevailing faction, more able or more fortunate than his competitors, turns this disposition to the purposes of his own elevation, on the ruins of Public Liberty." -G-Wash

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| June 8, 2011, 11:45 pm
Quoting Areetsa C
Quoting Danny Morgan
Areestsa was assassinated? does this mean he's out of the game now?

Nope, it means a worse regime takes over.

Oh, and I'm well on my way to grabbing hold of all the assorted machineries of war you made whilst in control of Uzbekistan.

-=-=-=-
@Cliffe
Any Uzbek vehicles or technologies on your wishlist?

SURPRISE.

The PCU owns a 25-square-mile area in the northern area of Uzbekistan. Please don't infringe on these areas. >.>
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| June 8, 2011, 11:54 pm
Quoting Nick Shelton
SURPRISE.

The PCU owns a 25-square-mile area in the northern area of Uzbekistan. Please don't infringe on these areas. >.>

^ dis be the troof gaiz. I gave him it.
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| June 9, 2011, 12:03 am
Quoting Areetsa C
Quoting Danny Morgan
Areestsa was assassinated? does this mean he's out of the game now?

Nope, it means a worse regime takes over.

Oh, and I'm well on my way to grabbing hold of all the assorted machineries of war you made whilst in control of Uzbekistan.

-=-=-=-
@Cliffe
Any Uzbek vehicles or technologies on your wishlist?

I'll take all of the helicopters, aircraft, and tanks, plus any mobile AA/SAMs, jamming equipment, recon equipment/vehicles.
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| June 9, 2011, 12:22 am
Quoting Kaiser Pharaoh Cliffe
I'll take all of the helicopters, aircraft, and tanks, plus any mobile AA/SAMs, jamming equipment, recon equipment/vehicles.

it's all soviet era equipment you know...
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| June 9, 2011, 12:40 am
Quoting Danny Morgan
it's all soviet era equipment you know...

You didn't leave behind any of your stuff? That's impossible.
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| June 9, 2011, 12:44 am
Quoting Kaiser Pharaoh Cliffe
You didn't leave behind any of your stuff? That's impossible.

nope, you're not getting my stuff. Let's say I destroyed it all before I left. If that doesn't work for the admins, I'll be a very angry south-Asian country indeed....
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| June 9, 2011, 12:46 am
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It's completely reasonable that Danny would have taken all his valuable gear with him when he left to return to Indonesia. The Germans did the same thing during the retreat from Russia. They packed up anything of value onto train cars and just left nothing behind.
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| June 9, 2011, 12:52 am
I insist, there is none of my tech in Uzbek. It vanished along with me when I returned to Indonesia. Any tech of mine that Areetsa sells to Cliffe is non-existent.
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| June 9, 2011, 12:53 am
Quoting Danny Morgan
I insist, there is none of my tech in Uzbek. It vanished along with me when I returned to Indonesia. Any tech of mine that Areetsa sells to Cliffe is non-existent.

What about museums and bank vaults? No way you could justify taking those with you.

Sounds like fundraising time to me..
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| June 9, 2011, 2:17 am
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Quoting Awesome-o-saurus The Not-So-Great -G-Wash


I love how his farewell address can be applied so perfectly to even today's politics.
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| June 9, 2011, 10:50 am
In the SC...

The troops that participated in te JAT have returned to their respective bases and have begun reviewing over the films taken during each engagement.

The Mechanized Infantry Brigade being transferred to Sierra Leone has arrived and will be integrated into defense of the country and the Brazilian pilots will begin to train the Sierran Air Force. More stuff is happening in the Pacific, and sneaky stuff is happening everywhere.

A large task force of cargo ships will be arriving in a certain country today.
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| June 9, 2011, 11:01 am
The PCU warns the North American Barbarians away from aggressive negotiations June 16.

In recent news, the PCU Senate has voted, and the moniker of "puppet" will no longer be bestowed upon Brazil and its Territories.*

*unless they pursue military action against us.
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| June 9, 2011, 12:59 pm
Quoting Nick Shelton
The PCU warns the North American Barbarians away from aggressive negotiations June 16.

I'm not North American...
<.<
>.>

What're ya scheming for the 16th?
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| June 9, 2011, 1:05 pm
Quoting Brikkr ™
I'm not North American...
<.<
>.>

What're ya scheming for the 16th?

Wasn't talking about you, either.

What is Ultra planning for the 16th?
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| June 9, 2011, 1:24 pm
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Quoting Nick Shelton
Wasn't talking about you, either.

What is Ultra planning for the 16th?

Things far and above your powers to comprehend...

...actually, it't the 13th, exactly 6 weeks from May 2nd.
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| June 9, 2011, 3:08 pm
The SC Navy presents two new ships:

The Amazonas Class Destroyer:
http://m.flickr.com/photos/52840060@N08/5816062210/
And an Unnamed Carrier:
http://m.flickr.com/photos/52840060@N08/5815493865/
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| June 9, 2011, 3:21 pm
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Quoting Matt Hacker

I love how his farewell address can be applied so perfectly to even today's politics.


I know, right? Washington was easily the wisest of all presidents, or at least had the most foresight.

Things that may matter:
-Construction of shelters for civilians in major cities has begun. Just in case of bombings or missile-ings. Given how tensions are rising once more in my neck of the woods...
-AA network all but complete throughout all of industrial and urban China.
-Coastal defense network underway.
-Boat building, and other secret building.
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| June 9, 2011, 6:57 pm
Quoting Ultramarine .
Things far and above your powers to comprehend...

...actually, it't the 13th, exactly 6 weeks from May 2nd.

Must be some fourth-grader stuff then.
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| June 9, 2011, 8:02 pm
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Quoting Nick Shelton
Must be some fourth-grader stuff then.


Please, stop with the insults.
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| June 9, 2011, 8:05 pm
In the EC we are busy building things...
The fleet that left is also nearing/arrived at its destination.
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| June 9, 2011, 9:45 pm
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Due to a remark made by a Western Republic official that was probably a joke, all schematics and blueprints of our technology have been transferred to non-networked computers under heavy guard, requiring voice, fingerprint, and eye scan identification to access. For the Emperor is many paranoids.

BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE. The guard is always there, and if infiltration is attempted, the plans are deleted, then the computer is compacted by the pneumatic crusher it sits inside (powered by it's own generator). Each factory only has a part of the schematic, for the part they build. The complete deal is located on a disk in the Dragon's Lair. And no one knows where that is.
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| June 9, 2011, 10:26 pm
Quoting Areetsa C
What about museums and bank vaults? No way you could justify taking those with you.

Sounds like fundraising time to me..

um, I have no problem with you taking stuff from Uzbek that I didn't build as a military creation, in other words, stuff that was already there before I arrived. I would have had a problem with you stealing my designs and selling them to Cliffe, but that's not going to happen because all my military equipment that I built in lego there isn't there anymore....

So I have nothing to worry about.
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| June 9, 2011, 11:10 pm
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Quoting Awesome-o-saurus The Not-So-Great

It will never be enough, no measure can keep us away...
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| June 9, 2011, 11:28 pm
I'll just take all the old Soviet tanks and planes, then. And any recoilless guns and RPGs, can't get enough of those. Mines, grenades, and ammo too.
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| June 9, 2011, 11:52 pm
Quoting Kaiser Pharaoh Cliffe
I'll just take all the old Soviet tanks and planes, then. And any recoilless guns and RPGs, can't get enough of those. Mines, grenades, and ammo too.

good lad.
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| June 9, 2011, 11:59 pm
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Quoting Ultramarine .
It will never be enough, no measure can keep us away...


Come at me, bro.
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| June 10, 2011, 12:01 am
Quoting Kaiser Pharaoh Cliffe
I'll just take all the old Soviet tanks and planes, then. And any recoilless guns and RPGs, can't get enough of those. Mines, grenades, and ammo too.

I have a simpler method: I'll plunder it of anything worth money that isn't locked down too tight, decommission any chemical/biological weapons facilities, and leave it as a much-less-prosperous NPC state. Then if you want any military hardware, you can just come by and grab it.

Me, I've been phasing out the T-72s lately (and working on a new MBT to take their place between the Volcitsa and the Volk) so old Soviet tanks aren't of much use even for the second line units. I figure I'll take just enough to replenish losses sustained, and leave the rest in great big piles.
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| June 10, 2011, 7:29 am
Quoting Areetsa C
I have a simpler method: I'll plunder it of anything worth money that isn't locked down too tight, decommission any chemical/biological weapons facilities, and leave it as a much-less-prosperous NPC state. Then if you want any military hardware, you can just come by and grab it.

Me, I've been phasing out the T-72s lately (and working on a new MBT to take their place between the Volcitsa and the Volk) so old Soviet tanks aren't of much use even for the second line units. I figure I'll take just enough to replenish losses sustained, and leave the rest in great big piles.

I would also love to purchase any tanks of pre T-90 calibre, for use in my reserves, and for training. I'll also take any old munitions you have lying around.
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| June 10, 2011, 6:06 pm
In the Eastern Confederation construction on something nicknamed "The Plantation" has begun. The location is unknown and even construction workers are screened by the government, given aliases and are paid in cash, not large government checks, as to not arouse suspicion by people that always want to stick their noses where they do not belong. Every day people constructing the plantation from all over the Confederation are flown in government planes or helicopters, where either the windows are blacked out or they blindfolded, so not even they know where they are working.

In an attempt to bring our navy to a close-to-formidable-state our shipyards allegedly still working on repairs from the war have unveiled quite a nice surprise to the world. The EC New Orleans-Class Nuclear fast attack submarine (SSN-1) have been reborn from their failure of a predecessor, the Louisiana-Class. Six are completed and it is rumored that other ship yards across the nation are working on more. If other nations wish to view and critique the submarine they may do so here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/57220963@N06/5818895129/in/photostream
Please note, this is not the submarine I posted yesterday.
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| June 10, 2011, 6:36 pm
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Quoting Will G.
In the Eastern Confederation construction on something nicknamed "The Plantation" has begun.


http://danawesome.netau.net/images/Surprised%20-%20Amazed/Milk.png
Are you making super cotton?


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| June 10, 2011, 9:56 pm
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Today, in the Western Republic...

With the news of the assassination of the world's largest terrorist nation's head of state came a cause for celebration in the affected states and for the entire Republic. The public is still being warned away from large gatherings and told to report anything suspicious as a precaution.

With their official integration into the Republic, the provinces have passed a measure, with the news that a suspected infiltration team claiming to be rightful citizens of the PCU, that will impound all PCU aircraft civilian or military and put all citizens of that nation under house arrest for the time being as a precautionary measure. Arrangements are being made for them to be deported in a peaceful manner, if the motherstate so wishes. We await official PCU records and requests...

The War Department has already shipped RIM-165 BMD missiles to guard Canadian airspace from potential enemy reciprocity. The geosynchronous satellites Savior I&II are being repositioned to give complete protection. They remain on continuous lookout for ICBMs and other killer satellites.

Reorganization of the militaries goes on.
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| June 10, 2011, 10:21 pm
Quoting Ultramarine .
Today, in the Western Republic...

With the news of the assassination of the world's largest terrorist nation's head of state came a cause for celebration in the affected states and for the entire Republic. The public is still being warned away from large gatherings and told to report anything suspicious as a precaution.

With their official integration into the Republic, the provinces have passed a measure, with the news that a suspected infiltration team claiming to be rightful citizens of the PCU, that will impound all PCU aircraft civilian or military and put all citizens of that nation under house arrest for the time being as a precautionary measure. Arrangements are being made for them to be deported in a peaceful manner, if the motherstate so wishes. We await official PCU records and requests...

The War Department has already shipped RIM-165 BMD missiles to guard Canadian airspace from potential enemy reciprocity. The geosynchronous satellites Savior I&II are being repositioned to give complete protection. They remain on continuous lookout for ICBMs and other killer satellites.

Reorganization of the militaries goes on.


I wouldn't send PCU civilians in to your sorry excuse for a country if I was asked to. Also, I CAN'T. I'm in exhaustion, remember?
So I'm going to go ahead and classify this as an act of bullying from the Western Republic upon the Union. One of many.



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| June 10, 2011, 10:52 pm
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In China:
-The old Republic of China Navy has been formally absorbed into the Koaxiang Imperial Fleets, after sitting around doing nothing for a few months. The ROC army is being put into reserve status, and being brought up to the times.
-The Mongolian Army has been integrated into the Koaxiang Imperial Armies, and is being updated.
-There have been some troop shifts: Of the 970,000 active personnel, 200,000 are now located in Manchuria, 200,000 in Taiwan, 150,000 in Mongolia, and 100,000 in Tibet, leaving the remaining 120,000 spread throughout China proper (mostly near the coast and in major cities), the safest area. There are reserves in all areas, with armament available for conscripts numbering to 15 million, should a dire situation arise.
-Building our boats, building our tanks, building our planes, building our helicopters., building our defenses.
-Also, fixing up infrastructure and creating new jobs.
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| June 10, 2011, 11:05 pm
In the CU,
-our military is training intensly
-business is a booming in a social capitalistic manner
-general quality of life is improving
-manufacture of military equipment continues
/shortpost is brief
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| June 10, 2011, 11:46 pm
Quoting Awesome-o-saurus The Not-So-Great
/millions of soldiers

you don't really need the PMO...
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| June 10, 2011, 11:48 pm
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Quoting Danny Morgan
you don't really need the PMO...


Well, I do want them to have a sense of what they're doing, rather than handing them a rifle and saying "NOW GO AND KILL!"
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| June 10, 2011, 11:49 pm
Quoting Awesome-o-saurus The Not-So-Great

Well, I do want them to have a sense of what they're doing, rather than handing them a rifle and saying "NOW GO AND KILL!"

THEY MUST BE HARDENED WITH FIRE!

XD
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| June 10, 2011, 11:56 pm
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Quoting Nick Shelton
I wouldn't send PCU civilians in to your sorry excuse for a country if I was asked to. Also, I CAN'T. I'm in exhaustion, remember?
So I'm going to go ahead and classify this as an act of bullying from the Western Republic upon the Union. One of many.

Complain, complain, complain. Is that all you do?

On another note, I reread your list of destinations and found that Canada wasn't on it, as I thought it was, that'd be my bad. Guess it didn't happen, then.

I found it extremely interesting that the EC WAS on there, however. You think that's safe considering you're the one responsible for the destruction of an entire city and the gas-bombing of several others? Might be some folks that aren't too happy about that...

Quoting Awesome-o-saurus The Not-So-Great

Well, I do want them to have a sense of what they're doing, rather than handing them a rifle and saying "NOW GO AND KILL!"

Go with the PCU plan called: "Imma gonna bankrupt ma nation training & arming a bunch of half-trained civilians and call 'em a super army!" Sickens one to think of the ensuing slaughter.
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| June 11, 2011, 1:15 am
Quoting Awesome-o-saurus The Not-So-Great

Well, I do want them to have a sense of what they're doing, rather than handing them a rifle and saying "NOW GO AND KILL!"


LOLZ xD
I cant imagine millions of highly trained, heavily armed soldiers running into a battle...
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| June 11, 2011, 12:51 pm
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Testing for our newest ATGM has been completed with successful first-shot-kill rates standing at 92%. Mass production of this munition will begin shortly and will begin distribution amongst all active units by end-month. The multiple darts held within the missile should be able to overwhelm some of the more simplistic APS units with ease and at least give more developed systems a run for their money.

Many SOF training standards have been heightened as of late to better develop soldiers of the future. All across the board, weaker candidates have been cut in gross amounts leaving only the most adept of the adept remaining. Although this may harm our armed forces in the short term with a severe lack of personnel needed to perform specialized missions, the long-term pay-off will be well worth it. Plus, we hope that the increase in faster, lighter, and smarter technologies will allow us to cut down on the number of men going into the hotzone as well as being able to combine several outfits to fulfill many roles instead of just one. We shall see though.

Due to recent debacles in the Federal Assembly, many defense programs have had stagnant development. The budget for this year was reviewed and all moneys were frozen two days after review. Presently, a revision is underway with reserve funds being used to keep the research teams working at minimal standards. We hope that this fiasco will be resolved shortly.

Also worth mentioning, the Union State has captured several intelligence infiltrators [read as "spies"] that have been working in some of the more corrupt offices in Southern Ukraine and even Minsk. No one of similar nature has been found in Moscow, but our feelers have become more sensitive. The Union State is greatly upset by this fact, but we cannot exactly confirm the agents' origins just yet. More news later.

Finally, our jointly developed defense measures in the Far East District were labelled "Complete; Mission Capable" today. Money dollars were thrown into this system that began development with the Chinese some time ago and we now hope it'll ease some of the Brass' minds on our level of security. With that in mind, many of the divisions solely focused on defending our coastline and such have been moved to around to either head to our coastline or to the Russo-Chinese border and begin eliminating threats within 24 hours or less of notice. The latter destination is not a swing at our Chinese neighbors, but rather just a matching of regional strength. With Chinese military hardware increasing in export sales and new technologies coming about recently, the Union State can't help but feel a wee bit intimidated. No matter though, it's just our healthy dose of paranoia.
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| June 11, 2011, 1:54 pm
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Quoting Dr. Spontaneous
Finally, our jointly developed defense measures in the Far East District were labelled "Complete; Mission Capable" today. Money dollars were thrown into this system that began development with the Chinese some time ago and we now hope it'll ease some of the Brass' minds on our level of security. With that in mind, many of the divisions solely focused on defending our coastline and such have been moved to around to either head to our coastline or to the Russo-Chinese border and begin eliminating threats within 24 hours or less of notice. The latter destination is not a swing at our Chinese neighbors, but rather just a matching of regional strength. With Chinese military hardware increasing in export sales and new technologies coming about recently, the Union State can't help but feel a wee bit intimidated. No matter though, it's just our healthy dose of paranoia.


BE AFRAID, MOSCOW WILL BURN TO THE GROUND. THE THOUSAND NATIONS OF THE CHINESE EMPIRE DESCEND UPON YOU.

How's that for fueling paranoia? /trollface.jpg
Quoting TheSpectre 117

LOLZ xD
I cant imagine millions of highly trained, heavily armed soldiers running into a battle...


I'd imagine it'd be more along the lines of millions of lightly armed guys going "Oh god oh god oh god" as they're forced into battle. Quite a few would be like "AAAUUGH MOTHERLAND" or something, but those are the big-time nationalists.
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| June 12, 2011, 12:23 pm
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Quoting Evan Melick
Inactive ICF is inactive.

A CR might help that a little, or did Arty suddenly call it quits? /Highly doubt.
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| June 12, 2011, 4:33 pm
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Quoting Evan Melick
I haven't heard jack from him.

May I respectfully request that my orders be executed regardless? He has missed the deadline, after all. War waits for no man...

And please check FM.
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| June 12, 2011, 6:57 pm
The Union Army has reached 100 percent, and with several new additions to the Armoured Corps, we are prepared for any threat.
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| June 12, 2011, 10:54 pm
Quoting Nick Shelton
several new additions to the Armoured Corps

I thought you were still in your cool down because yours was 2 weeks longer than Ultra's?
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| June 12, 2011, 10:58 pm
A population survey has revealed the Eastern Confederation holds over 122 million people currently residing within her boundaries.
Note that this survey does not count illegal immigrants, although I doubt there are few of those.

Also in the News, I have temporary control over
Brazil and will be taking a vacation there.
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| June 12, 2011, 11:47 pm
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Today, in the Western Republic...

Canadian, Republic, and RCA officials have been advised of the details of Operation Reclamation. 12 hours to zero hour. The War Department has finalized plans and distributed orders for the final steps leading up to its realization.

Since it apparently damages our economy through some way, even though they're never mentioned or acknowledged until someone smuggles enemy agents ashore on them, foreign merchant vessels are once again allowed in and out. Any vessel of non-WR origin will be ordered to dock in restricted locations.


Quoting henry wang
I thought you were still in your cool down because yours was 2 weeks longer than Ultra's?

Because Egypt has been building his stuff for him inside his territory just like I was saying when no one believed me.
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| June 13, 2011, 12:07 am
Hmm....perhaps Ive been away for too long... Anyway:
1)Thailand Invasion:
- The invasion has been going pretty smoothly without much trouble from the Thai's worn out armed forces. S'porean forces have pushed the already crumbling Thai resistance back past the Myanmar border. The Myanmar goverment was quite unhappy at first about the number of Thai refugees coming into their country to escape S'porean forces but stopped complaining after some "persuasion".
Amphibious landings along the coastal cities and missile attacks on ports have prevented any interference from the Thai navy.
-We have also recived word from strike teams that they have captured and are holding the Thai navy's only aircraft carrier and are awaiting technicians to get the ship to naval facilities back at s'pore.

2)
Quoting Danny Morgan
so you just strolled in and took all the islands without an conflict?


Oops...did'nt see this.
No. All of us already have forces there (its on wikipedia)... I just moved a chunk of my airforce there so that I would be able to intercept the Thai navy/airforce wanting to get revenge for my invasion.

3)Construction:
-Upgrading of naval facilities...
-Upgrading of airfields....
-More oil refinerys....
-Modernizing malaysia's infrastructure
-The coastal fortifications along the malaysian coastline are in its final stage of its construction. This includes the AA batteries and various bunker systems.
-The first versions of the BK49 Armadillos rolled of production lines today. This new weapon system is basically a mobile bunker platform.
- Blah blah blah....

4)(Im too tired to add more...)
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| June 13, 2011, 12:40 pm
As Mario would say: DIS IS IT, LUIGI. In Union News, the Murus 2.0 was completed last week amidst speculation about an oncoming invasion. In short, it's an Atlantic Wall-type thing, turning the border with the WR, Mexico, and Alaska into a fortress.
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| June 13, 2011, 2:01 pm
"Where's da invasion, Luigi?"
"OVA DER!"
"Where there's smoke, there's Westerners!"

-I'm going on a limb here and assuming I received my fighters from Dawn by now, so our pilots are training on them bla, bla, bla.

-Troops on alert for war in Americas moar bla.

-Eyes on the sneaky joo-ish peoples etc,

-Eyes on the sneaky whiter-than-us folks yadda yadda...
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| June 13, 2011, 5:54 pm
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Quoting Nick Shelton
As Mario would say: DIS IS IT, LUIGI. In Union News, the Murus 2.0 was completed last week amidst speculation about an oncoming invasion. In short, it's an Atlantic Wall-type thing, turning the border with the WR, Mexico, and Alaska into a fortress.

1) Fortresses became obsolete during WWI when 4-5 of the largest fortresses in Europe fell to artillery fire almost exclusively. They definitely went out in WWII when munitions became more and more accurate and heavy.
2) Until last week, all of Canada belonged to a neutral nation, so your wall could not have grown that big that quickly.
3) Said fortress would, if built by yours truly, be heralded as the end of my nation economically speaking. So I'm going out on a limb here and saying it would do the same for your still exhausted economy. Congrats, you self-destructed again. That is unless it's made entirely out of wood...
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| June 13, 2011, 6:03 pm
Quoting Ultramarine .
1) Fortresses became obsolete during WWI when 4-5 of the largest fortresses in Europe fell to artillery fire almost exclusively. They definitely went out in WWII when munitions became more and more accurate and heavy.
2) Until last week, all of Canada belonged to a neutral nation, so your wall could not have grown that big that quickly.
3) Said fortress would, if built by yours truly, be heralded as the end of my nation economically speaking. So I'm going out on a limb here and saying it would do the same for your still exhausted economy. Congrats, you self-destructed again. That is unless it's made entirely out of wood...

It's a matter of national security about the contents of this wall. On a totaLly related note, Get youe grubby hands off of my land you bugger.
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| June 13, 2011, 6:14 pm
For now, the Commonwealth finds that it is in our best interests to remain nuetral over the American conflict. We believe that Europe has no place in the Americas, and any such intervention only draws attention and aggression towards to whole of Europe. So we will be opposing any European intervention in the conflict.
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| June 13, 2011, 8:37 pm
Let it be know IAU(Iberian-African Union, WMU re-named) will answer the PCU's call if their sovereignty is threatened. We will not let the greedy pigdogs gain any more territory from a defenseless nation.
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| June 13, 2011, 8:50 pm
Quoting Ham N' Biscuits

We completely oppose this act, and we are asking other Europeans to protest this blatant breaking of European neutrality. We also laugh because you guys have 0 evidence that Ultra will be attacking, you guys are just following on a bunch of random hunches, and are riling each other up by doing so.
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| June 13, 2011, 8:59 pm
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Quoting henry wang
We completely oppose this act, and we are asking other Europeans to protest this blatant breaking of European neutrality. We also laugh because you guys have 0 evidence that Ultra will be attacking, you guys are just following on a bunch of random hunches, and are riling each other up by doing so.


Do not fret, the UNC desires some target practice anyway.

Also, the UNC has been withholding intel of both parties' plans (for some time) and I can guarantee that if anyone commences the conflict, it will be the PCU and her two closest allies in a plan designed to restore PCU lands and tie up European assets to prevent any interference. Indeed, the true enemy of European sovereignty is not the disillusioned Spain, but rather the Axis.
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| June 13, 2011, 9:03 pm
Quoting Matt Hacker

Do not fret, the UNC desires some target practice anyway.

Also, the UNC has been withholding intel of both parties' plans (for some time) and I can guarantee that if anyone commences the conflict, it will be the PCU and her two closest allies in a plan designed to restore PCU lands and tie up European assets to prevent any interference. Indeed, the true enemy of European sovereignty is not the disillusioned Spain, but rather the Axis.

I've already stated NUMEROUS times that I won't go after anyone, because I've never gone after Ultra and it was always him after me.
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| June 13, 2011, 9:18 pm
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Quoting Nick Shelton
I've already stated NUMEROUS times that I won't go after anyone, because I've never gone after Ultra and it was always him after me.


mhm. Whatever you claim... This is not only contrary to what I know but also how you have carried yourself recently on this ICF-threats about retaking your land, insulting the WR and otherwise provoking a conflict that you want in order to reclaim land. Then again, I would be exceedingly glad if you were indeed telling the truth, because I know Ultra does not have any plans to finish you off.
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| June 13, 2011, 9:21 pm
Quoting Matt Hacker

mhm. Whatever you claim... This is not only contrary to what I know but also how you have carried yourself recently on this ICF-threats about retaking your land, insulting the WR and otherwise provoking a conflict that you want in order to reclaim land. Then again, I would be exceedingly glad if you were indeed telling the truth, because I know Ultra does not have any plans to finish you off.

Yea, yea. That's what he always says.
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| June 13, 2011, 9:25 pm
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Quoting Nick Shelton
I've already stated NUMEROUS times that I won't go after anyone, because I've never gone after Ultra and it was always him after me.

Not to start another flamewar, but you still apparently completely forget about Midway. So that makes us 1 up for going after each other.

Numerous? I recall no case that you've said you wouldn't attack me. However, I remember at least five cases where you have said that you'd flatten me, I wouldn't have a chance when you came for me, that you'd march over my territory like Sherman did the South, that this conflict would span from the duration of this group to the next, and so on. Forgive my lack of belief.

And on the wall, I couldn't care less how 'secretive' you try to make it; your budget office can't just make the $1 billion plus price tag go away from an already devastated economy. Now, you can't even compare ours because I had the good fortune of acquiring a rather large strong & stable economy of an entire nation.
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| June 13, 2011, 9:41 pm
Quoting Ultramarine .

I forgot that recovery only works on your economy, and not mine. Our economies are exactly the same, because I own the Silicone Valley.

Bedford's March = After you invade me.
Group-spanning conflict = Conflict started by you.
Midway = Something blown way out of proportion by you.

If I were you, I'd back off before you get humiliated.
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| June 13, 2011, 10:12 pm
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Today, in the Western Republic...

A veritable explosion of activity occurred across the entire lower half of our nation as crowds of people joyously thronged the factories following their month and a half layoff from war machine production. Canada, too, to modernize and augment its forces has decided to start production of the M90*. Also, they will be manufacturing the F-29 to replace the F-18s they currently possess.

SeaKing has laid the keel of an Iron Works-class submarine, someplace. Sea Lion has been distributed to the Canadian vessels.

*Please remember that the MkI has been removed from service and no longer exists. Any further mention of the M90 is in exclusive reference to the the MkII.

Quoting Nick Shelton
I forgot that recovery only works on your economy, and not mine. Our economies are exactly the same, because I own the Silicone Valley.

You can only milk a cash cow so long, you know. California generates all of $1.83 trillion, intact. Texas alone generates $1.224 trillion. California, especially the industrial section, was subjected to heavy attacks. I've got around $4.5 trillion with Canada and all my states added up. Have fun.


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| June 13, 2011, 10:34 pm
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Today, in the Western Republic...

A veritable explosion of activity occurred across the entire lower half of our nation as crowds of people joyously thronged the factories following their month and a half layoff from war machine production. Canada, too, to modernize and augment its forces has decided to start production of the M90*. Also, they will be manufacturing the F-29 to replace the F-18s they currently possess.

SeaKing has laid the keel of an Iron Works-class submarine, someplace. Sea Lion has been distributed to the Canadian vessels.

*Please remember that the MkI has been removed from service and no longer exists. Any further mention of the M90 is in exclusive reference to the the MkII.

Quoting Nick Shelton
I forgot that recovery only works on your economy, and not mine. Our economies are exactly the same, because I own the Silicone Valley.

You can only ride a horse so long, you know. California generates all of $1.83 trillion, intact. Texas alone generates $1.224 trillion. California, especially the industrial section, was subjected to heavy attacks. I've got around $4.5 trillion with Canada and all my states added up. Have fun.

Also, I didn't waste billions building some obsolete wall or billions training and arming a bunch of scared stiff civilians during my recover, either.
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| June 13, 2011, 10:51 pm
Quoting Ultramarine .
Quoting Nick Shelton
I forgot that recovery only works on your economy, and not mine. Our economies are exactly the same, because I own the Silicone Valley.

You can only milk a cash cow so long, you know. California generates all of $1.83 trillion, intact. Texas alone generates $1.224 trillion. California, especially the industrial section, was subjected to heavy attacks. I've got around $4.5 trillion with Canada and all my states added up. Have fun.


It's like you think I depend on that. I also have the good parts of Washington and Oregon, and a fairly huge amount of Alberta and B.C.

Silicone wasn't attacked THAT heavily either.
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| June 13, 2011, 11:13 pm
Quoting Matt Hacker

mhm. Whatever you claim... This is not only contrary to what I know but also how you have carried yourself recently on this ICF-threats about retaking your land, insulting the WR and otherwise provoking a conflict that you want in order to reclaim land. Then again, I would be exceedingly glad if you were indeed telling the truth, because I know Ultra does not have any plans to finish you off.


Hey, whatever happened to confidentiality? Do Admins not have to play by the rules?
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| June 13, 2011, 11:16 pm
Quoting Ham N' Biscuits
-I'm going on a limb here and assuming I received my fighters from Dawn by now, so our pilots are training on them bla, bla, bla.
Yes, awhile ago, I've been meaning to post that but, just recently I have seemed to have acquired one of these lives... :(

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| June 13, 2011, 11:20 pm
Egypt is very wary, but not too concerned about these matters in the Western Republic. We feel we have everything going exactly as we want.
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| June 13, 2011, 11:22 pm
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Quoting Nick Shelton
It's like you think I depend on that. I also have the good parts of Washington and Oregon, and a fairly huge amount of Alberta and B.C.

Silicone wasn't attacked THAT heavily either.

Depend on what? Money? Yeah, you should depend on it, comes in handy from time to time. Well, point is, my economy is safely 4 times larger than yours right now, not even counting the states I took from you, since they'd be in economic upheaval. Any economic advantage you might have had is gone, period. Get used to it, eh?

You've got thousands to millions of citizens that were either willingly or forcefully removed from their homes now without jobs and housing. You'd have to spend millions to billions on them alone. You've armed and trained a huge proportion of your population that will amount to little military value while it has cost you more millions. Then, you insist on building impressive monuments of propaganda fortifications that could be taken out in the first day just like France's was in WWII and costing you more billions you just plain don't have.

Of course, to this you will only say "I can, and that's all you need to know," without any good reasons. Not exactly logical, but it's what we always get, apparently.

Quoting Ham N' Biscuits
Hey, whatever happened to confidentiality? Do Admins not have to play by the rules?

Rules that you have continuously refused to comply with yourself, or am I mistaken?
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| June 14, 2011, 12:08 am
Quoting Ultramarine .

Yea, yea, yea. Just remember that whatever states you took from me because you're a greedy little of ish can't be counted for their full use at this moment.

You are also wrong on the statement that my population is being armed. They are being trained, not armed.
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| June 14, 2011, 12:19 am
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Quoting Nick Shelton
Yea, yea, yea. Just remember that whatever states you took from me because you're a greedy little of ish can't be counted for their full use at this moment.

Really? Hmm, then maybe that's why I JUST said: "...Not even counting the states I took from you, since they'd be in economic upheaval."

Read. More. Carefully.
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| June 14, 2011, 12:47 am
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Quoting Ham N' Biscuits

Hey, whatever happened to confidentiality? Do Admins not have to play by the rules?

Really? I just reread the rules (which I helped write, mind you) and nowhere does it say "letting people know of your strong suspicions based off of conversations from both sides is illegal" Its not like I implicated anyone other than Nick and the Axis, and I didn't suspect you until you just pledged support. Also, considering that I have inferred the plans plans for both sides for about 3 weeks at this point, I waited until it came time to keep you in line to let my suspicions be known. I presume that my assumptions are wrong by now,but I guess not since you "claim" a strong hunch is breaking confidentiality. Smooth move.

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| June 14, 2011, 9:43 am
^Speaking of absence, I will be gone at camp for two weeks starting June 26. Just a heads up to admins.

If Singapore would like any assistance in their conflict, we would be glad to help.
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| June 14, 2011, 11:29 am
Quoting Danny Morgan
I am now launching a new civilian training program:

The PMO- Pacific Militia Organization.

This is basically the training of abled men and women between the ages of 20 and 45 to become an emergency defense force that can be called upon if one of countries involved in the PMO are invaded. It is basically a homeland defense measure.

So far, only Indonesia and China are part of the PMO, but the IU invites Japan and the PCU to become part of this Organization.

More about the PMO:
- the training program is compulsory for all abled males of 20-45 years of age who are not already in the military.
- females 20-45 years of age can choose whether to take the course or not, it is not compulsory for them.
- The training course consists of learning to correctly fire, load, and clean a variety of guns, first aid, recognizing mines bombs and traps, survival tips, and other.

This sounds like a good idea. Do you mind if Australia joins it?

Quoting Evan Melick
So I just came home from a C++ final, and I see ten messages in my FlickrMail inbox.

I'll do my best to get a CR up, but people KEEP IT SIMPLE, AND TO A SINGLE SET OF ORDERS. It's finals season, and I have a job, and some semblance of a social life, so I can't spend a solid three hours trying to decipher things every other night...

You still have school?!
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| June 14, 2011, 11:56 am
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Quoting Evan Melick
So I just came home from a C++ final, and I see ten messages in my FlickrMail inbox.

Really? Perhaps the enemy isn't as 'defensive' as I thought...

However, my second set was just a reiteration, I didn't know if you'd disguarded the first ones or not because of the time between CRs, apologies.
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| June 14, 2011, 1:06 pm
Quoting Ham N' Biscuits

Your plans are pretty common sense, just look at the ICF at how many clues you guys drop.

Our official statement on the issue is that if any axis player attacks a member of the European community, we will immediately defend European sovereignty. We will also continue to oppose and fight European intervention in the conflict.
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| June 14, 2011, 4:17 pm
Quoting henry wang
Your plans are pretty common sense, just look at the ICF at how many clues you guys drop.

Our official statement on the issue is that if any axis player attacks a member of the European community, we will immediately defend European sovereignty. We will also continue to oppose and fight European intervention in the conflict.


/Michael Bolton Forrest Gump face
My momma always told me never to make assumptions, boi...

And sheesh, Europe is the most boring continent of all, isn't it? I mean, whenever I try to have fun here and light the world on fire the Snore Patrol comes and pulls out a warrant. I'd enjoy myself leading an empire of penguins more than in Europe.

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| June 14, 2011, 4:30 pm
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I say this preemptively. May God help us all.

Quoting Ham N' Biscuits
And sheesh, Europe is the most boring continent of all, isn't it? I mean, whenever I try to have fun here and light the world on fire the Snore Patrol comes and pulls out a warrant. I'd enjoy myself leading an empire of penguins more than in Europe.


You know what? Go ahead and have you fun, and I will have my own when the time comes.

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| June 14, 2011, 4:44 pm
Quoting Ham N' Biscuits

Have your fun, just don't come crying to us when you get quasi-nuked or when your allies force us to enter the war.
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| June 14, 2011, 4:53 pm
Quoting henry wang
Have your fun, just don't come crying to us when you get quasi-nuked or when your allies force us to enter the war.


Stop wasting your breath with petty threats.
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| June 14, 2011, 4:56 pm
Quoting Ham N' Biscuits

Stop wasting your breath with petty threats.

I'm not threatening you, none of us want to fight in a futile last bayonet charge. You just want to get us all involved and in the end Ultra will hit you hard just like he did with Alenia and Japan and most likely there will just be another whiner in the ICF.
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| June 14, 2011, 4:58 pm
Quoting henry wang
I'm not threatening you, none of us want to fight in a futile last bayonet charge. You just want to get us all involved and in the end Ultra will hit you hard just like he did with Alenia and Japan and most likely there will just be another whiner in the ICF.


Spaniards are made of thicker stuff than the 'Stans and Japan. I have a simple method: You strike us, we return the favor.

An eye for an eye may make the whole world blind but by 2036 we should have advanced synthetic eyes =D
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| June 14, 2011, 5:03 pm
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