Cyber Nations Forum Rules 07/03/2016
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The Los Angeles City State had continued to make progress, the population were relatively indifferent to the idea of joining a nation with a capital halfway across the world, but on the other hand, the Imperium was one of the few nations left, and realistically the strongest. The process for the French territories to be annexed had continued but a North American holding would be far more risky for the Imperium to undertake, Several harbors would begin the process of expansion to be used as Imperium naval bases, as well as airfields within the territories. Care was taken to not overstep into Northern California, in respect to Cascadia. Imperium construction companies would begin the lengthy process to bring Los Angeles up to the same specifications as the rest of the Imperium, a task that would take decades. For now though, preparations were made for the Crown Prince to arrive and personally negotiate with the local governments to transition to Imperium territory.
:Private: It'd been decades since Mogar had been able to sit back and actually apply himself to something more important than himself. While there was not many things that actually managed to meet that requirement, Launch loops, while effective, were simply not enough for what he had planned to build. Space Elevators would allow the world's resources to be used upon far greater things than simply blowing each other up more effectively. Locations for three of them would allow for nearly equal capabilities for each of the continents, and ensure supply lines would not be too lengthy. The next step of course was to actually communicate with whomever remained, Alleged new super countries spawning from Belarus and Northlands meant there would be a large portion of his idea already completed, having the majority of the world under an active governance to ensure the most effective usage of resources. The first location was southeast of Singapore, and a simple phone call made that Space Elevator agreed upon. The Second and Third Locations would be slightly more effort and require someone else's pen. Congo was the next on the list, and meant speaking to Belarus. The conversation was left up to Katsuro to handle, his mother had gone off the deep end, she was somewhere in the Pacific Ocean, but that was about all she was good for as well. Katsuro would send a diplomatic cable to the Belorussian Foreign Affairs Office, with a similar message being sent to the Northlands to discuss a more civilized method of breaking up global governance. Mogar would do the same for the third location, most likely in Ecquador, for that land it would require the blessing of the United Caribbean States.
With tensions cooled, briefly at least, Kazuko's next goal after Pacific Security was Arctic Security, the Nords had worked with the Imperium in the great war, and while communications had been lacking since then, it was time to change that.
The Imperium's Aether capabilities were still well behind Tikal's at their peak, but the Imperium had followed in the history they knew of Tikal's Aether projects. notably restoring Tikal's Stanford Torus and Side Class Space Stations upon the Lagrange points. Mineral extraction from Tsuki was ahead of plans, due to Deep Space Industries. The Singapore based company had created a unique method of Helium extraction. First, Surveyors would scout possible sources, after which a Heavy Harvester Platform would begin strip mining operations. There was no need for environmental concerns, as there simply was no environment to protect. Each Heavy Harvester had a fleet of six Helium 3 Transport Vehicles, or H3TVs, would then autonomously transport the refined resource to the massive Freighters that were scattered across the lunar surface, on specialized railways that would bring them back to the Imperium's Lunar Colony, now containing almost 50,000 permanent residents.
The Imperium had began surveillance of Alaska over the past several months, with the strategic importance of the largest former state of America, and a history entwined with Japan, the movements begun by Cascadia into British Columbia and the Yukon were a transparent move to continue onward into Alaska. Katsuro decided something had to be done, and the more radical of the military had agreed. the 1st fleet would park itself 100 miles south of Kodiak Island, setting up a radar picket and launching AWACS patrols as well as beginning ASW operations to ensure no surprises. The 2nd fleet would make the same movements 100 miles south of the Kenai Peninsula. Ten of the Imperium's Sōryū-class submarines would lay in wait in a line across the Gulf of Alaska. OOC: I can provide a map to a GM if needed) The 2nd Corps of the Imperium marines would land on the Alaskan Peninsula. with UAVs observing the Cascadian advance, moving by helicopters to Kenai, everything to the west would eventually be claimed by the Imperium, but for now Kotzebue. Kodiak, Bethal, Homer, and most critically, Barrow would be the targets of choice for the Imperium. Military presence within cities would be kept to a minimal. The Imperium forces were used to the Arctic, they would maintain vigilance until the Cascadian response came.
Mogar posted a topic in Fantasy RP (IC)The Imperium had already begun making the required moves to securing the Pacific Ocean, but there was still the canal zones as a potential issue for the Pacific Security. The United Caribbean States movements were noted, and once both canals were secure, the decision was made to send a diplomatic inquiry to restore agreements that the Imperium once shared with Tikal.
While some of the more hardline within the Imperium Council wished for more extreme actions in order to ensure Pacific Security, Hawaii was no longer in the hands of TIkal, but instead the Plains Federation, a nation that had also assisted in the Tripartite War. Rather than provoke their friend, Kazuko elected to arrange a conference between the Pacific nations.
Capital: Tokyo Largest City: Tokyo (16,839,560) Official Languages: English Major Ethnic Group: Japanese, Chinese, Korean Minor Ethnic Groups: Brazillian, Filipino, Ainu Government Type: Constitutional Monarchy Empress: Her Imperial Majesty, Empress Hoshiko, Daughter of Amaterasu, Prophet of Takamagahara, Grand Cordon of the Supreme Order of the Chrysanthemum, Grand Cordon of the Order of the Paulownia Flowers, Grand Cordon of the Order of the Precious Crown, Grand Cordon of the Order of the Sacred Treasure (OOC Note: birth name is Kazuko, and character RP involving her will reflect this.) Prime Minister: Legislature: Diet ---- Chairman: Independence: May 17th, 20XX Population: 366,414,830 Area: 377,923.1 km2 home islands only Density: 159/km² home islands GDP Estimate: $6,548,037,000,000(estimated) Currency: Nuyen Drives on the: Left Table of Contents: 1. Government & Treaties 2. Constitution of the Imperium 3. Imperium Army 4. Imperium Airforce 5. Imperium Navy 6. Geography and Demographics 7. History 8. Important Cities
:Internal: Home Islands There were hundreds of millions in the surrounding areas all starving, with their infrastructure destroyed, food supplies ravaged by the gluttonous Mongolians. Vertical Farms, a practice the Imperium had perfected but had not required until the war began resumed in earnest, it was hoped that within a year enough grain and rice could be produced to allow for the beginning of exports to those unfortunate enough to not have a central national government. In the mean time rationing would begin, along with a propaganda campaign to attempt to keep the civilian population at least tolerant of the rationing, while they would be good hungrier than usual, they would be ensuring the survival of the surrounding peoples, one of the core tenants of the Imperium way of life, ethnicity and religious beliefs were of no meaning, a human was a human, and they all deserve equal treatment. Joseon The Peninsula had already begun its own recovery effort, Vertical farms were built in Northern Joseon, working on restoring the bread basket of the Imperium and allow them to provide assistance to the rest of Asia. Gyeongbokgung would begin restoration, having been ravaged by the war. Manchuria The last remaining mainland province was devastated, recovery of the mining and industrial sectors was of the highest priority. the population was decimated but happy to be freed from the harsh Mongolian treatment, being held in concentration camps for nearly the entirety of the conflict, the oppression was severe but simply ensured the Imperium as proverbial carrot to the stick. Aisu-shō The Imperium's R&D facilities had been working on overdrive to return to the technological dominance they once had, Kazuko had been on a tour of the province, walking along a beach just after what passed for dawn in this part of the world, just after 10:30am, a symbol of that technology, now abandoned sat upon the beach. the local governor was walking along with her and asked if they should remove it, but she gave him strict orders to leave it where it lay, yet another symbol to remind the Imperium's citizens of the cost of their freedom. Siak Republic Left mostly untouched, another Imperium industrial base needed to be recovered, more importantly was ensuring the Malaccan Economic Zone was secured. FOr this purpose a new navy was required, the old one being lost. [spoiler] Army 717,330 Soldiers OOC: I'll divide them up later, about to rebuy my moon colony tomorrow anyway. Navy 40 points + 25 nukes 4 = 2 Landing ships 10 = 2 carriers 18 = 6 cruisers 10 = 15 destroyers 10 = 30 frigates 3 = 1 nuclear submarine 5 = 30 corvettes 5 = 15 diesel submarines Airforce Mitsubishi F-22 Mōkin 108(x2 = 216) Mitsubishi F-15J/K 180 Mitsubishi F/A-18 Super Hornet 108 Mitsubishi B-1 Burakku 20 Mitsubishi B-2 裏目に出る 20 Mitsubishi B-52 Sutoratofōtoresu 40 Kawasaki A-10 Rakurai II 36 [/spoiler]
In 20XX, the East Asian Imperium was declared upon by the Uriankhai. the Mongolian horde had pushed into Liaoning and Korea, triggering a global conflict which had left many nations in ruins, the Imperium's ally in GLR eventually collapsing after a lengthy conflict with Carthage and Novak. East Asia had to deal with the Uriankhai and the Tianxian resurgence, the war turning nuclear after a rogue general in Novak began launches, sparking global thermonuclear war. The main islands were damaged, but managed to recover the quickest, having the majority of the Imperium's stores for disasters. Hiroshima and Nagasaki had taken several more nuclear blasts, Neo Tokyo had yet again managed to survive completely intact, The gods favored Empress Hoshiko and had watched over her home, or at least so the Shinto believers within Japan had believed. Taiwan was the main battleground between Tianxia and the Imperium, and had seen significant devastation, it would take years for the island to recover. Hong Kong was heavily fortified and managed to survive mostly intract, though there was destruction from bombings and cruise missile attacks. Hainan as well had seen much fighting but the Imperium was able to force any invasions to fail by using the Vietnam protectorate as a base of operations to harass the incursions by Tianxia into Canton, the South China province saw incredible destruction and numerous nuclear strikes, leaving the province beyond recovery for the time being, Kazuko had to make the difficult decision to abandon them during the war, having no way of enforcing the Imperium's hold upon the territory and still maintain Joseon. Manchuria and Joseon were the source of heavy fighting with the Mongolians, Liaoning having seen the majority of its infrastructure destroyed, but it remained loyal to the Imperium even as they were pushed back into Joseon, the 38th parallel, a blight upon Joseon to Kazuko, ironically became a source of strength, the formerly most heavily fortified border in the world was where the Imperium finally held, with a massive decapitation strike to the Mongolian airbases and naval assets, the Imperium was able to maintain air superiority over Manchuria and Northern Korea, with intensive bombing campaigns to drive back the invaders. It had been over a decade since the war with Uriankhai and Tianxia had started, it took several years of continuous nuclear bombardment, but eventually they succumbed to their fates. The Imperium had been crippled by the war, cities destroyed and population decimated, but still it survived. Kazuko was old, her Child, Katsuro had seen both the horrors of war and the stress of the throne first hand, though she had tried to keep his innocence there was only so much you could hide when you spent the first 4 years of your life in an underground bunker. The Imperium was crippled, but it was still alive, and it would thrive once more. It was fitting that the oldest nation in the old world would be one of the first to emerge after yet another massive global conflict. :Public: There was much work to be done.
One of the unfortunate byproducts of the relationship between the two Empresses was that neither of them held the equipment required to produce an heir, and bringing in a third party would mean the child was not entirely theirs. Kazuko especially was quite interested in producing an heir, she was getting older and her husband had died before he could manage to do so, the poor sap. She looked upon herself in the mirror and sighed, she was not getting any younger. Technology meant she hadn't aged a bit since 25, but the biological clock was still tick tick ticking. She arranged for a trip to France, and sent word to Jeanne, perhaps a night together would give her the courage to discuss that subject with her secret lover. The world was a powder keg, with Romanians threatening the nations surrounding them, a state weakened by tragedy lashing out at their neighbors. In another world she would have reached out to the new Queen, having been in that position previously, but unfortunately it seemed they would not listen to reason. The trip went by in a flash, the hypersonic aircraft made flying much less of a chore, though she counted every minute, this would be their first "date", in years, hopefully everything went by perfectly.
Kazuko felt lost since she had awoken, she remembered being in a room, it was so shiny, and there was a man above her, she was tired, so tired, and then she went back to sleep. She awoke again in her bed, Takako was waiting with her morning Tea, and a sheet of paper requesting her presence in the Plains Federation, they had begun a high level conference with the leaders of various nations, but a visit in person may be enough to sway them. She got herself ready and made her way to the waiting car, noticing the various servants looked upon her strangely. Feeling self conscious she looked herself over in a mirror on the car ride to the airport, what was it they were looking at, she hadn't changed at all, had she? The flight over was boring, as to be expected, while refueling in Hawaii she wondered about the Islands, they could have been hers, instead they end up with Tikal, perhaps a gateway between their cultures could be built upon the island chain, they had been intimate allies for longer than most nations had existed, why not work towards establishing something between the actual people of the nations instead of simply the leadership. She wondered what the people of both nations even thought of the alliance. but for now she would sleep, only to awake just before touching down in Plains Federation. Something was different about her but she couldn't quite figure out what, the thoughts were sent to the back of her mind however, she was off to meet with the President of the Plains Federation, the long term goals of their alliance would be met, but soon the time would come for their friendship to be forged properly, the French and Tikal had become EAI's most intimate friends through conflict, with yet another looming upon the horizon, more bonds would be made, and their respective continents would become even closer to help out a third.
War had come to the Imperium, not that the average citizen noticed, the gigantic holographic displays and television screens would bombard the populations with images of the war, including the Empress herself riding in a Type 10. The subtle message that constant threats are all around them being disseminated , ensuring loyalty of the population regardless of ethnic or religious background. The enhanced shifts had led to even more money being spent are the bars and clubs of the nation, extra money meant more booze, and finding someone else for the night. The best part of this country to Mogar, was the darkness never really set on the Empire of the Rising Sun, they simply created their own light until the Dawn came once more. Pilots had to be specially trained to land in Tokyo, the amount of light pollution and lasers that strobes through the air caused for incredible discomfort to those who relied on the normal visual landing. Within the city itself, the neon and lights were overwhelming, he roamed the city streets seeking to clear his mind, talking to the Dreamer had given him pause, perhaps Antasija was not completely written off after all, and it was interesting there was others with his... technical prowess, though it appears to manifest in a far different way for him. He had taken him up on the offer but would be waiting a day, the first of the copies was to be sent to the Americas, as a test of how accurate they were to the real thing. There was so much to do, every world he visited was always thrown into chaos, he sighed and stopped in the middle of the alley, a rock in the river of people walking in either direction. Rain began to fall and he looked up at the sky, the clouds constantly reflecting any of the thousands of light sources of Tokyo. It was all going to come together, he just had to be patient, he thought to himself, stepping into the nearest club to get out of the rain.
Mogar posted a topic in Fantasy RP (IC)Mogar stood in the laboratory, while nowhere near as emotionally stimulating as the one in Rapture or the Cape, it still had a certain charm, though he wished it was in a building with his name upon the side, there would be time for that later. The closest capsule to him finished its process, the fluid draining from the container and it opened upon the press of a button, inside lay a nude lithe form, fully grown in under six hours. another button press and her eyes fluttered opened, she looked around for a moment, confused, "W-Where am I?" she asked in a whisper. "Do you know who you are? How old you are?" Mogar asked politely. "I'm Kazuko, Empress Hoshiko, I'm [Redacted] years old, but how did I get here?" He merely smiled and pressed another button, the door closing and a mist filling the capsule, returning her to slumber. Eternal Life was just a few skin flakes away.
Kazuko slept upon the flight, the Mitsubishi SonicStar taking three hours to reach Uriankhai after leaving Hesse., it was a far cry from Tokyo, but East Asia was another world compared to most people's reality. She had sent a message ahead arranging the proper time, she was not sure what she expected in this wild land, but it was certain to be a new experience.
:Diplomatic Cable, 2048 bit Encryption: The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd fleets already near Hawaii, would begin making their way to the Panama Canal, where they would continue their journey to meet with their allied forces in the North Atlantic. Military flights would continue near round the clock over the next several days, with a total of 40,000 Imperium marines, 50,000 Army being sent to France. Great Lakes Republic would be contacted to transport ship containers with 4,400 Type 89 IFVs, 4,000 Type 96 APCs, 1200 Type 10 MBTs, 800 Type 88 Surface-to-Ship Missile systems, with 24 additional rockets per system, 800 M901 MELs equipped with MIM-104 PAC 3 Aikoku-shas, along with the required equipment to use them of course, 300 Multiple Cradle Launcher systems with 4 sets of spare ammo, 600 M110 howitzers, 800 Type 99 155 mm self-propelled howitzers, 4,000 Komatsu LAV and 800 Type 87 SPAAGs, along with the standard additional ammunition required for the aforementioned vehicles, as well as that which the ground forces would require. Additionally 5 Squadrons of Mitsubishi F-22 Mōkins, 4 squadrons of Mitsubishi F-15J/Ks, and 4 Squadrons of F-2s would be participating in the event, hopping across the Pacific and Americas before jumping the Atlantic to France.
Kazuko and Takako landed in Sunōichi a few hours later, receiving a Toyota Hilux 6x6. Their destination was north, The Imperium had research facilities across all latitudes, and with the fall of their northern neighbor, it made the territory ripe for less traditional weapon testing.[Spoiler] [/spoiler] The drive was quiet, Takako wasn't much for conversation, so Kazuko mostly slept and watched the scenery go by, the sun was staying up less and less every day, she almost felt pity for those poor souls working in this region of the Imperium, except she was also aware of their paychecks, they probably were perfectly content going a month without seeing the sun in exchange for being able to retire at 30. A Pillow Transport was leaving the facility as they arrived, yet another invention of the Imperium scientists design, but she wasnt here to look at autonomous transports. Instead when she arrived (unexpectedly of course), the scientists quickly gathered what they needed to display the latest inventions of the Imperium. The first was the Supēsuhōku, a nuclear powered reusable spacecraft with the potential for a space fighter program, the requirement was beyond the capabilities of other nations, but the Imperium manta was not "Do we need this?" but instead "Can we build this?", the design was creative, she was highly impressed and it afforded another use for the nuclear waste that had begun piling up due to the hundreds of nuclear reactors scattered across the Imperium, rather than simply throwing them into the Mariana Trench. She'd earmark additional funding for the project. TIkal, Druk Yul, and Carthage were the only other nations with a heavy space capability, and the Imperium was allied to two of them, so the project would probably go unused, but simply the ability to produce it if required was worth every penny. The second project was a new class of defense droids, simply called the Jinkō heishi. these a full blown replacement for traditional squads rather than the reconnaissance and special mission design of the MARU projects. their job would be both the replacement of humans on the battlefield, and to compliment their roles upon it, providing for far more heavy weapons than a human squad, the Jinkōs would be quite useful for taking out embedded positions with no loss of life.
Kazuko was quite flustered, it was early afternoon in Tokyo, she was outside of the Tokyo Imperium Palace. it was almost like central park, in the sense it was an untouched patch of forest in the middle of skyscrapers, though Tokyo was another world compared to New York. Even as she walked alone she could hear the quiet hum of the drones watching her every move, and anything else within a few miles of the palace. and though she couldn't see them, she could sense the dozens of bodyguards that stood throughout the grounds, not even considering the hundreds on the premises. She sighed, sitting upon a bench, it was a strange feeling to be alone and yet surrounded by people at the same time. The stresses of a half billion people under your command, and with a single misspoken sentence in public she could sentence every one of them to a very tragic death. She sighed and looked at one of the many cats that lived on the castle grounds, the security didn't like them, something about CIA spy cats or something, Kazuko was Japanese and that was an unreasonable idea even to her. "Maybe you got it right Misutā neko, I should just go sit on a beach and watch the world for a while, I have a million kilometers of beach in my country and yet I'm stuck here in the middle of the city..." she said to the cat, not that she expected a reply, but at least the cats were honest about not caring about her, it was a better feeling than the feigned love she received from the servants. Worse yet, none of them were confidantes, she couldn't complain about her stresses like someone else her age could to their friends, there was no monarch sorority, inviting over another leader mean formalities and proper code of conduct, heaven forbid they just drop the act and stuff their faces with ice cream while watching movies for an evening. As she roamed the grounds it felt nice to not remember she was surrounded by skyscrapers, but in the back of her mind she knew she wasn't really on an adventure, she wasn't exploring some uncharted territory, she was in the middle of one of the largest cities in the world, and everyone within 3,000 kilometers of this spot was under her rule. She laid upon the grass, bemused by the fact there was probably a handmaiden somewhere watching her bask in the sunlight silently screaming at her because of the extra work that would come from the grass stains. let them have to put forth the extra effort. Kazuko thought to herself, "I'm worth it aren't I?" though the egotistical thought was quickly replaced with a voice whispering, "you're not." she simply shook the voice away, her doubts had been eating at her ever since the war, but she wasn't going to let them ruin her relaxing in the warm breeze. With her eyes closed, she could almost ignore the constant droning of the camera units, mentally filtering the noise out with the sound of the birds. "Your Majesty?" a young girl's voice shouted. A hand maiden, on the other hand, could ruin her relaxing. "There you are your majesty." she said when she finally found her, bowing deeply. "What is it, can I not have time to myself?" the girl would bow even deeper, "I apologize your majesty, but..." Kazuko sighed, "I don't even want to hear your explanation." Kazuko muttered, sitting up, "Take me to where ever it is I am needed..." she'd give the garden one last look over her shoulder as she walked away. whispering quietly to herself, "An adventure is just what I need."