Cyber Nations Forum Rules 07/03/2016Cyber Nations Forum Rules
In the process of registering on this forum, all players--including you--agreed to accept these terms and conditions and the terms and conditions of Invision Power Board. In doing so you essentially signed an electronic contract pledging to have read the rules and TOS and agreeing to follow the rules and TOS as written. It is your continued responsibility to read, follow, and keep up-to-date with the CN rules.
The following are basic guidelines for use of the Cyber Nations community forum. Anyone caught disobeying these guidelines will be issued a warning. The forum staff works on a five warn limit policy unless the situation calls for more appropriate action ranging from a verbal warning to a double warn and suspension to an immediate ban, etc. Just because something is not listed specifically here as illegal does not mean it's allowed. All players are expected to use common sense and are personally responsible for reading the pinned threads found in the Moderation forum. Questions regarding appropriateness or other concerns can be sent via PM to an appropriate moderator. A permanent ban on the forums results in a game ban, and vice versa. Please note that the in-game warn system works on a "three strikes you're out" policy and that in-game actions (including warnings and deletions) may not be appealed. For more information regarding in-game rules please read the Cyber Nations Game Rules. 1.) First Warning
2.) Second Warning
3.) Third Warning (48 hour suspension at the forum)
4.) Fourth Warning (120 hour suspension at the forum)
5.) Permanent Ban Game Bans and Forum Bans
If you receive a 100% warn level on the forums, you will be subject to removal from the forums AND have your nation deleted and banned from the game at moderator(s) discretion. If you are banned in the game, then you will be banned from the forums. Process of Appeals
Players may not appeal any in-game actions. This includes cheat flags, canceled trades, content removals, warn level increases, nation deletion, and bans from the game. Players may appeal individual forum warnings. You may only appeal a warning if you can show with evidence that it was unwarranted or unduly harsh. If a reasonable amount of time has passed (no less than one month and preferably longer) in which you have demonstrated reformed behavior than you may request a warning level reduction. Wasting staff time with inappropriately filed reports and/or unfounded appeals will result in a warn level raise. Repeat incidences will result in a ban from the forum. Bans are permanent. Banned players may appeal to the Senior Staff if they believe grounds exist (very, very rare) in which they state their case with evidence and why explain why they believe they deserve to be allowed back into Cyber Nations. This process is not quick and the investigation into cases may last three minutes or three weeks or more depending on the individual situation. The only place where discussion of moderator action is acceptable is in the appropriate Moderation forum. Posting commentary on or disagreement with moderator action elsewhere will result in a warn level raise. Posting
All posts must be in English. Common phrases in other languages will be allowed so long as they are translated upon request. Foreign languages are permitted in signatures and avatars, however. Certain areas of the forum require you to have a nation in either standard CN or CN:TE. If you have... A SE and a TE nation: You get one forum account. Your forum account name must match your SE nation or ruler name. You are allowed to post in either SE or TE areas of the forum. You must have your CN:TE nation name listed in your profile to post in the CN:TE section of the forum.
Just an SE nation: You get one forum account. Your forum account name must match your SE nation or ruler name. You are not allowed to post in any TE areas of the forum.
Just a TE nation: You get one forum account. Your forum account name must match your TE nation name or ruler name. Your must have your CN:TE nation name listed correctly in your profile. You are not allowed to post in any of the SE areas. You are allowed to post in the water cooler, question center and the moderation forums. Other than that, all your posts need to stay in the TE area. Flame/Flamebait/Trolling
Flaming is expressing anger or lobbing insults at a person/player rather than a character, post, idea, etc. Flamebait are posts that are made with the aim of targeting/harassing/provoking another user into rule-breaking. Trolling is submitting posts with the aim of targeting/harassing/provoking a specific group into rule-breaking. Forum users should not be participating in any of these, and doing so will result in a warning. Topic Hijacking
Hijacking is forcing the current thread discussion off of the original topic and usually results in spam or flame from either side. Forum users found hijacking threads will be given a warning. Repeat Topics
One topic is enough. Repeat topics will be locked, removed, and the author given a warning. Users found creating repeat topics after others were locked by staff will receive a warn raise. Joke Topics
Topics created as a joke are prohibited. Joke topics will be locked and the author warned. This includes topics in which the author is making an announcement “for” another in-game alliance. Humorous threads are permitted; it is up to the discretion of the moderation staff to determine what is merely satire and what is actually a joke topic. Spam
Spam is defined as creating posts or topics containing only contentless material of any kind. Users found spamming will receive a warning. Examples include (but are in no way limited to) posts containing nothing but smilies, "+1", "QFT", "this" any other one/few-word contentless combination, joke threads, or posts containing quotes and anything that counts as spam by itself. Adding words to a post with the express intent of avoiding a spam warn will result in a warning. These posts and other similar contributions have no substance and hence are considered spam. Posts of "Ave", "Hail" or any other one word congratulatory type are acceptable as one word posts. Emoticon type posts such as "o/" without accompanying text is still not allowed. Posts containing only images are considered spam, unless the image is being used in the Alliance Politics sub-forum and then the actual text of the image be placed into spoiler tags. Posting in All Caps
Posting large amounts of text in capital letters is not permitted. Use discretion when using your caps lock key. No Discussion Forums
There are forums that are not for discussion and are used strictly for game and forum staff to address certain issues, bugs, etc. The following forums are not open to discussion: Report Game Abuse, Report Forum Abuse, and Warn/Ban Appeals. Only moderators and the original poster may post in a thread, period, with absolutely no exceptions. Users found disobeying this guideline will receive an automatic warning for each offense. Moderation Forums
All Moderation forums also maintain pinned threads clearly marked as required reading before posting. Failure to read and follow required reading and procedure in a Moderation forum will result in a warning. Examples include posting requests in the wrong forum, failure to include all required information in posts, etc. The standard of conduct and enforcement of rules in Moderation forums is strictly enforced and the repercussions for disregarding rules or disrespecting staff are harsh. Read the pinned threads before posting and you will be fine. Namecalling
Excessive or unqualified namecalling is not allowed in IC forums; namecalling should also never make up the bulk of a post. Namecalling is prohibited entirely in all OOC forums. Filtered Words
Any attempts to evade the word filter will result in a warning. The terms we have filtered are filtered for a reason and no excuse for evasion will be accepted. Filter evasion includes censoring or deliberately misspelling part of a filtered word. If you link to a website, image, video, etc., containing profanity, please post a disclaimer before the link. The moderation staff may still remove links if the content is deemed too obscene. Harassment
Forum users should not be stalking/harassing others on the forums. Anyone found stalking players from topic to topic, etc., will be subject to a warning. Gravedigging
Gravedigging is not allowed anywhere on the forums. Gravedigging is "bumping" old topics which haven't been active for quite some time (four to seven days is standard depending on the nature of the thread and how many pages back it had been pushed before bump). Your warn level will be raised if you are caught doing this. The Suggestion Box and Black Market forums are partial exceptions to this rule. Suggestions/ideas in that forum may be posted in regardless of age PROVIDING that the reviving post contains constructive, on-topic input to the original topic or discussion. Black Market threads may be bumped by the author if there is new information about the offered exchange (i.e open aid slots). In the Player Created Alliances forum it will not be considered gravedigging to bump a topic up to a year old, so long as the alliance in question still exists and it is not a duplicate thread. Signatures
Those who fail to read and abide by these rules will have their signatures removed and receive a warning. You may have only one image per signature which may not exceed the maximum size of 450 pixels wide by 150 pixels tall. You may have no more than 8 lines of text and text size cannot exceed size 4. Each quote-tag, image and empty line count as a line. Inappropriate Images and Other Disallowed Images
Images that are sexual in nature or have sexual overtones are prohibited. It is up to the discretion of the moderation staff to determine what constitutes sexual overtones. Depictions of kissing are permissible provided there are no sexual implications. Images depicting female nipples are prohibited outright. Making “ASCII art” is prohibited regardless of the image depicted. Using photos or likenesses of another Cyber Nations player is also prohibited. Drug References
Images and posts promoting illegal drug use are prohibited. References to drugs are acceptable only if the moderation staff deems that it is not promoting the use thereof. Obscene Content and/or "Account Suicide"
Anyone caught posting vulgar material (including but in no way limited to pornography, "gross," "tubgirl," "lemonparty," photos depicting RL illegal acts such as violence towards humans or animals, child pornography, death photos, and any other obscene or offensive material in either text form or picture form) will have their account(s) permanently banned, and their ISP contacted along with any other applicable internet and RL authorities. OOC Threats / Revealing Personal Information
An OOC threat of any nature will equate to an automatic ban from the game and forums. Likewise, the publishing of personal information of any other player without their explicit permission is grounds for warning and/or a ban from the game depending on the severity of the offense. Death Threats / Death Wishes
A death threat or a death wish of any nature (including but not limited to telling another player to commit suicide) will result in at very least a 40% warn level increase and 2 day suspension from the forums, with harsher punishments, including a complete ban from the forums and game, up to the discretion of the moderation staff. Quoting Rulebreaking Posts
Do not quote any post with obscene content or any other content that has to be removed by the moderation staff. Doing so makes it more difficult for the moderation staff to find and remove all such content and will result in a warn level increase. Putting rulebreaking posts of any kind in your signature is prohibited. Forum Names
With the exception of moderator accounts, all forum accounts must match up exactly with the ruler name or nation name of your in-game country. Those found not matching up will be warned and banned immediately. Forum account names may not be profane or offensive. Multiple Forum Accounts
With the exception of moderators, if you are caught with multiple forum accounts, the multiple account(s) will be banned, warn level raised, and your identity will be announced by a moderator to the CN community so rule-abiding players can take IC action against you. Multiple forum account offenders will receive a varying percentage warn level raise and/or a permanent ban on a case-by-case basis. Posting For Other Players
Posting for banned or suspended players is prohibited, as is posting for any person without a nation. This includes making warn and ban appeals on their behalf. Imitation &. Impersonation
Imitation in terms of this forum is mimicking the posting, avatar, or signature styles of another user in an attempt to be satirical or generally humorous. Impersonation in terms of this forum is copying the posting, avatar, or signature styles of another user in order to present the illusion that the person is in fact that user. Imitation is fine and can be quite funny. Impersonation is disruptive and is warnable. Please pay attention to the subtle difference between these two concepts. A player may not impersonate another player by emulating the characteristics of someone else's past or present account in an attempt to harass, stalk, or flamebait. Creating a new forum account in an attempt to impersonate a standing account will result in deletion and banning without notice. Any attempt at imitation and/or impersonation of moderators and game staff is strictly prohibited and will be met with harsh repercussions. Avatars
Size for avatars is limited by the forum mechanics, therefore there is no size issue for a user to worry about. Avatars must be in good taste, and any avatar containing a picture that is too violent, disgusting, sexually explicit, insulting to another player or staff member, etc. will be removed. Avatars that are potentially seizure inducing will not be permitted. Players may not "borrow" the avatars of any moderator past or present without permission. Swastikas and Nazi Imagery
The swastika may not be used in signatures or avatars. Pictures of swastika's are acceptable for use in the In Character (IC) sections of the roleplay forums, so long as its context is In Character, and not Out Of Character. Pictures of Hitler, mentioning of the Holocaust, etc... have no place in the roleplay forums, since these people and events existed in real life, and have no bearing or place in the Cyberverse. Other Nazi or SS imagery is forbidden in all forums. Moderation Staff
The revealing of the private identities of any Cyber Nations staffers past or present is strictly prohibited, and thus no speculation/accusation of identity is allowed. Doing so is grounds for moderator action against your account appropriate to the offense, including a full forum/game ban. Claims of moderator bias should be directed to the highest level of authority--the Head Game & Forum Mod/Admin, Keelah. Claims of moderator bias without supporting evidence is grounds for a warning. Blatant disrespect of the moderator staff is strictly prohibited. This includes but is not limited to spoofing moderator accounts in any way, sig/avatar references, baiting, flaming, rude demands, mocking, attitude, and unsubstantiated claims of bias. They are volunteers hired to enforce the rules. If you have a problem with the way a moderator is enforcing the rules or the rules themselves please contact Keelah. Attempting to use the moderation staff as a weapon by abusing the report system in an attempt to get another player warned or banned is strictly prohibited. Do not ask about becoming or campaign to become a moderator. The moderators are drawn from CN membership but moderation positions are by invitation only. Asking to become one will substantially decrease your chances of ever being asked. Aiding Rule Violators
Any user found to know of a serious rule violation without reporting it to a game moderator (eg. knowledge of a user with multiple nations) will be given a warning or, in more serious cases, have their nation deleted. Aiding Banned Players
Any user found to be harboring, aiding or otherwise knowingly helping a banned user will be deleted. This includes knowing of their existence within the game without reporting it to the game-moderation staff. Questionable Actions and Content
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IMPORTANT NEWS & ACTIONS FROM MOSCOW NAME: Imperial Muscovy, formally Republic of the Imperial Muscovite Districts and Affiliates (English) Республика округах Империал московских и аффилированных (Russian) NATION INFORMATION: Imperial Muscovy is a growing, developing, and old nation at 206 days old with citizens primarily of Russian ethnicity whose religion is Judaism. It is a backwards nation when it comes to technology and many refer to it unkindly as a 'Third World Nation'. Its citizens pay extremely high taxes and many despise their government as a result. The citizens of Imperial Muscovy work diligently to produce Furs and Coal as tradable resources for their nation. It is a very passive country when it comes to foreign affairs and has no interests in war. It believes nuclear weapons are necessary for the security of its people. Plans are on the way within Imperial Muscovy to open new rehabilitation centers across the nation and educate its citizens of the dangers of drug use. Imperial Muscovy allows its citizens to openly protest their government, even if it means violence. It has an open border policy, but in order for immigrants to remain in the country they will have to become citizens first. Imperial Muscovy believes in the freedom of speech and feels that it is every citizen's right to speak freely about their government. The government gives foreign aid when it can, but looks to take care of its own people first. Imperial Muscovy will trade with other nations with questionable ethical treatment of their citizens but prefers to keep such trade agreements a secret. RULER: Peter Ilyich ALLIANCE: Unaligned CAPITAL: Moscow GOVERNMENT: Federal Government RELIGION: Judaism de facto Mixed CURRENCY: Euro TEAM: Blue Team
Sa'dabad Palace, Tehran General Reza Pahlavi looked around the carnage that surrounded him. To his left, there lay the bodies of several guardsmen, each shot in the head. To his right was the body of one of his own men, a sergeant who had chosen to take part in this bloody little coup. And in front of him lay the Shah, or, to be more eprecise, the former Shah. One of the General's Lieutenants stepped into the room. "General," he said, "The Palace is fully under our control. Our men are hunting down the last of the Palace Guard in the city." "Good," responded the General. "Sir, we hold the city for now, but there have been reports of some disturbances. The Savak has already broken up one potential riot, and there are looters in the suburbs. With all due respect, General, we need to address the people now, or risk loosing everything to the anarchy that is descending on the country." The General nodded, slowly. "Get everything ready for a public statement. We will also need to inform the international communtiy of our, change in government." "So then you do plan to declare yourself Shah?" asked the Lieutenant. "No. The age of Shahs is dead, and I have killed it." And with that, the Empire of Persia fell, and the bloody baptism of the Republic began. Public "The Republic of Persia hereby announces its existance to the world and claims sovereignty to the lands of Iran(except Kurdistan), the territories of what was once called the United Arab Emirates and the Musandam governate(hereby referred to as the Ormuz Province), and the waters of the Straits of Hormuz." - General Reza Pahlavi
Tsarina Forms Assembly, to Write Constitution Petrograd - Following years of reconstruction Tsarina Natalia has formed an assembly with the objective of writing a constitution which is to set the basis for a new Duma established by democratic elections. Additionally the Assembly has been tasked with establishing fundamental rights every Russian has regardless of race, gender or religion. The Assembly is composed of representatives from all factions within the Tsardom. While opening up the governing of the country to greater democratic control the Tsarina has made it clear that ultimate power within the Tsardom will remain with her however the new State Duma is to be able to directly check the use of it and serve in an advisory role. The move is expected to ease many of the lingering issues left in the wake of the Civil War and to prevent any future revolution from rising and destroying Russia.
First Steps Almost immediately after the announcement of the creation of the nation was made, the constitutional convention has already begun to take place in the House Chamber of the Capitol building. Behind closed doors, the delegations from each state will debate and decide upon the future of the nation that had just been born into the world. Each delegation is composed of between 5-10 members chosen by joint approval of the state governors and legislatures. Each state will have one vote, which goes to the majority decision made by the state's delegation. Until a final decision has been made, the delegates will be prohibited from making any comments on the processes of the convention. The 36 members of the temporary legislature have set up in the Senate Chamber to conduct their daily business. Sources have said that the top priorities at the moment are the rapid creation of an budget to fund initial government efforts, establishing a basic framework for civil and criminal law at the federal level and the creation of basic federal agencies to provide essential government functions for both the transitional period and the future. As per the conditions of the Status of Union Agreement, the legislature has unanimously passed a bill of rights as its first law to ensure basic human and political rights to all citizens of the USNA. The three members of the executive triumvirate have several priorities. One of the most pressing is the creation of a federal military defense force. Other issues that need to be dealt with include settling legal disputes between the states and the running government agencies formed by the legislature or by executive decision, which requires unanimous approval of all three members of the triumvirate. The establishment of relations with foreign nations is also said to be an important issue that will be worked on as a priority.
'The Siege of Washington DC' John stood far back from the seige lines seperating mankind from machine, every now and then bursts of plasma fire and heavy armour would light up the landscape as both sides traded fire. Standing over six feet tall and in his thirties, John was an imposing man, brutally scarred from years of fighting made looking at him quite difficult in the wrong light. He was heavily muscled and dark in the eyes, his beard cut and torn with thick scarring of the skin beneath. His clothes were faded and ripped in places, but the unmistakable patch of the US military on his arm, and the new, but not so new, 'TechComm' patch stitched to his red armband made him stand out amongst the leadership. With the war for all intents and purposes over, the Resistance leadership was forced to convene to discuss the formation of a civilian Government, but years of battle had turned most civilians into soldiers. Connor sat and listened to his commanders debate the point for days and days until they simply suggested that he remain in charge and assign people he thought best to Government offices. With a sigh he agreed and returned to his quarters. 'So it has come to this' he mused mentally, staring at the ceiling from his cot. The territory he now found himself responsible for was largely untouched by the future war, only its people were damaged. Since the transmission had gone out, tens of thousands of people had started entering resistance territory from the 'whitelands' surrounding the states. The population increasing daily as they registered with TechComm forces on the borders, issued passports and went on their way. It would take years for him to return his people to their feet and former standing. He stood up and walked over to his locker and opened it, taking out a chest. Taking out the key around his neck, he opened the chest and took out the contents. The last relic he owned of what he knew to be the old world, an old, tattered, slightly burned from gunfire and plasma, old glory. The stars and stripes, like most things he owned were faded. But it didnt stop him walking to the top of his command bunker and running it up the flag pole. Washington DC would fall one way or the other. He would send a delegate to the machines.
Aden – A new spending bill passed the Majlis al-Shura, which will fund modernization in the Novakian military and cities. The massive infrastructure project will seek to bring all major metropolitan cities up to modern construction standards and rebuild the capital of Aden into the Middle East’s gem. It will provide funds to local governments to improve roads in Somalia and Djibouti, as well as build a national highway system. A major feature of this system will be the Red Sea Bridge, one of the largest bridge projects in the world, which will connect the African territories with the Middle Eastern territories. The Army will be receiving upgrades in equipment, with the search for a new rifle and battle tank to begin after the President signs the bill. Army officials have argued the necessity of such upgrades to ensure the safety of the nation in light of expansions from Babylon and Great Lakes. The Air Force would also be seeing an upgrade in structure and aircraft under this bill. The Navy will be modernized with the start of a new, yet-to-be-named, destroyer. Xamar – The provincial government of Somalia has approved a medical research grant request from the Edna Adan Provincial Hospital to look into bone regeneration technology, which will focus on how to improve the quality of life of osteoporosis and degenerative bone disease patients. The grant is requesting money to begin conducting human trials on such patients to determine possible side effects from treatment and the costs associated with human treatment. The trials are set to be completed in the next year, with a continuous study being developed to determine possible long-term effects.
With the new nation rising, the protector gone, the leaders of the USCA's member states would have many things to do. A census needed to be conducted, military forced raised and equipped, and many other things had to be organised. Over the next weeks, a census was conducted and the theoretical peak of military personnel would be evaluated while the state governments reorganised themselves in order to streamline the bureaucracy and other state services. Yucatan - 11,598,893 Belize - 312,698 Guatemala - 13,824,463 Honduras - 8,249,574 El Salvador - 6,134,000 Nicaragua - 6,071,045 Costa Rica - 4,301,712 Panama - 3,661,868 Total - 54,154,053 Yucatan - 239,778 Belize - 22,966 Guatemala - 108,890 Honduras - 112,090 El Salvador - 21,040 Nicaragua - 130,373 Costa Rica - 51,100 Panama - 78,200 Total - 764,437 It was determined that the theoretical maximum military forces that the USCA was capable of supporting amounted to roughly 2,170,000 men in the ground forces, around 21,700 tanks with appropriate personnel, 1,260 aircraft and related personnel, as well as up to 92 naval vessels. However, the likelihood of such a gargantuan military being required was determined to be incredibly low. Thus, at most 750,000 men and 1,200 tanks (not counting support vehicles, artillery and others), 360 airplanes (for 30 squadrons) and around 180 warships would be financed. The ships would be split into 60 corvettes, 40 frigates, 40 destroyers, 12 cruisers, 6 battleships, 4 carriers, as well as a number of submarines and amphibious assault ships. Furthermore, a declaration would be issued on the topic of the Panama Canal. "Let it be known that the USCA will now and forever respect and accept TSI governance of the Panama Canal territory, until such a time that the TSI and its members may be unwilling or unable to perform these duties anymore, the likelihood of which is nil. We are confident that the TSI will always be capable of administrating the canal. Let it also be known that for their valiant and enviable conduct in securing and protecting our nation, the Hudson Bay Federation will be granted a special trade exception for Tequila and closely related beverages, so that their people may forever enjoy it cheaply and easily."
Grünreich Demographics: Capital: Nuuk Official Language: German Recognized Minority Languages: English, Danish, Arabic Population: 2,970,840 Religion: Protestant (41%), Muslim (20%), None (19%), Catholic (17%), Jewish (2%), Other (1%) Economic Overview: Currency: the Mark GDP (National, PPP): Unknown GDP (Per Capita, PPP): $37,386 Annual Economic Growth Rate: 8.4% Unemployment Rate: 1.1% Government Overview: Type: Republican Dictatorship & Military Junta General Supreme: Wilhelm von Hofenheimer Term Length: 5 years Cabinet: TBA Chancellor: Robert Foerstner (CDP) (acting) Landtag: TBA Military Overview: Army Active Soldiers: 100,000 Reserve Soldiers: 50,000 Saxon Guard: 50,000 Total Soldiers: 200,000 Standard-Issue Rifle: Heckler & Koch G36 assault rifle Ammunition: 5x56mm NATO (STANAG) Range: 800m Notes: Standard issue is equipped with a ZF 3x4° dual optical sight that combines a 3x magnified telescopic sight (with the main reticule designed for firing at 200 m and bullet drop compensation markings for: 200, 400, 600 and 800 m crosshairs and a range-finding scale) and an unmagnified reflex sight (calibrated for firing at 100 m) mounted on top of the telescopic sight. The reflex sight is illuminated by ambient light during the day and uses battery powered illumination for use at night. Electric illumination is activated automatically by a built in photo sensor and can be manually activated to boost the brightness of the reticle in daytime low contrast situations. Other small arms, including pistols, machine guns, and others Radar units, etc. Main Battle Tank: Ariete main battle tank (Quantity: 2,500) Other vehicles: TBD, including... [spoiler]B1 Centauro tank destroyer (Quantity: TBA) Dardo IFV (Quantity: TBA) Freccia IFV (Quantity: TBA) M113 APC (Quantity: TBA) Other APCs, IFVs, ARVs, and MRAPs Panzerhaubitze 2000 155mm self-propelled howitzer (Quantity: TBA) M270 MLRS (Quantity: TBA) SIDAM 25 self-propelled anti-aircraft gun (Quantity: TBA)[/spoiler] Various utility vehicles Helicopters Nuclear weapons: Developed Biological weapons: None Chemical weapons: None Navy 6 destroyers 4 corvettes 3 submarines 2 landing ships 2 battleships 2 frigates 1 cruiser 1 aircraft carrier Specifics TBD Air Force 1,068 planes TBD, including... Eurofighter Typhoon AMX-type planes OOC: [spoiler] Statistics are based off of these screenshots of my nation, circa 7 June 2014: http://i.imgur.com/F1FbBvo.png http://i.imgur.com/W2vflkF.png Original Stats: Soldiers: 690,000 Naval Points to Spend: 3825 Aircraft Limit: 480 planes After soldier substitutions: (these are what I'm using) Soldiers: 200,000 (-490,000) Aircraft Limit: 1068 (+588 or 49 squadrons) [/spoiler]
The Gerousia and Damons both today signed a bill proposed by King Alexander which would enable work to begin on all of the ancient monuments and sites in Greece to restore them to their former glory. The two biggest of these projects will be the Acropolis in Athens and the monumental undertaking in Rhodes. Of Rhodes's many ancient sites, non are as well known as the Colossus of Rhodes. This enourmous statue stood of taller than the statue of liberty and guarded the the harbour of Rhodes. Sadly, after a century an earthquake brought it down and it faded into history. The new Colossus will be constructed using modern techniques and materials, allowing it to be built even taller than the original. Its design will be based largely on the artists renderings of the old colossus, but it will not be by the sea. Even with earthquake resistance design and modern alloys, if it did collapse, it would cause untold damage and loss of life to the port and surrounding area, so the decision has been made to create an artificial island just off shore and construct it there. It is estimated to take around ten to fifteen years to be completed, around the same time as the work going on elsewhere in Greece.
The People's Government Announces Five Year Plan After consultation with the Central People's Government Council, Mao Zedong has announced the initiation of the nation's first Five Year Plan. Mao Zedong has ordered that the First Five Year Plan is to strive for a high rate of economic growth and emphasize development in heavy industry (mining, iron manufacturing, and steel manufacturing) and technology. In addition, emphasis is to be placed on modern agricultural production techniques in order to increase monthly agricultural yields. Strengthening national defense was also apart of the nation's first Five Year Plan, with Mao Zedong ordering the People's Liberation Army to be prepared for war within the next five years.
[Short OOC: This OP will be modified as changes occur to the CoA.] [Internal] The first thing that was done in the Communion was a Census. The Chairman and his Council needed to know how many people lived in the nation, after all. How many Workers, Children and Elderly. It was completed with great efficiency, taking mere days. The nation's total population thus came to 30,849,916 people, with the majority concentrated in the Colombian territories. Communion of America [Important Persons] 1st Chairman [No Image Available] Fernando Restrepo Appointed by the People Councillor of Diplomacy [No Image Available] Clemente Marroquín Rojas Capital - Bogotá Ruling party - Worker's Party of the Communion National Anthem - Noble patría (Noble Homeland) Official language(s) - Spanish Regional recognised language(s) - English, Maya dialects Government - Communist Worker's State National Religion - None (Atheist) Currency - Quetzal (QTL, Q), centavos/cents Total land area - Approx. 1,664,127.00, km2 Current population - 30,849,916 Population density - 18.54/km2 GDP in Q - N/A GDP per capita in Q - N/A GDP in $ - N/A GDP per capita in $ - N/A Conversion rate - Q1 = 0.1284 $US; 1 $US = Q7.7855 Life expectancy at Birth - 63.7 years Official Retirement age - 60 years GNI/capita (PPP) in $ - N/A [Treaties] N/A [OOC Notes for myself] (1); (2); (3); [Military Allotments] Tech - 150 - 1940 Technology Infantry - 120 - 1,200,000 combat-ready troops Artillery - 110 Navy - 180 Aircraft - 140 Industry - 100 Total, 800 Artillery Subgroup: -Artillery Pieces - 40 - 12,000 -AA guns - 25 - 7,500 -Armoured Cars/Vehicles - 10 - 1,500 -Light AFVs - 10 - 1,000 -Medium AFVs - 15 - 750 -Heavy AFVs - 10 - 250 Naval Subgroup: -Destroyers - 55 - 110 -Cruisers - 25 - 25 -Battleships - 20 - 4 -Carriers - 30 - 3 -Submarines - 50 - 150 Carrier planes - A6M Zero Aviation Subgroup: -Bf 109 Fighters - 65 - 6,500 -Ju 88 Multirole - 40 - 4,000 -Bf 110 Heavy Fighters - 5 - 500 -B-17 Heavy Bomber - 10 - 1,000 -Ju 87 StuKa - 20 - 2,000
[Live Broadcast on BSPAN] "Well !@#$, that was unexpected." Giorgio was shocked by the sudden abandonment of the entire island of Borneo to the fledgling republic. Even moreso by the military protection afforded by the East Asian Co-Prosperity Sphere. "I hope they're not intending to incorporate us into them, but it's nice to know that no blood will be shed. Even moreso that we have, for the moment, an ally of sorts." He smirked unsatisfactorily. "You can sit, already." ...A long, monotonous address began... ....It would seem like forever.... .....By the end, nobody cared..... And then the new Prime Minister slammed his fist against the podium, waking his audience with a shock. "It is time to vote on the bill. I hope you've been paying attention, because the future of our country is at stake." And so the Parliament went home to go to get high and have sex with expensive escorts of multiple genders, religions, and sexual orientations. A production of the state-owned and operated Borneo Star Public Affairs Network All Rights Reserved
Hereno posted a topic in Fantasy RP (IC)The Afro-Arab Jamahiriya of Egypt Demographics: Capital: Cairo Official Language: Arabic Recognized Minority Languages: English, Tuareg, Turkish, Persian Population: 142,073,710 Religion: Muslim (64%), Coptic (17%), None (8%), Jewish (5%), The Old Religion (4%), Hinduism (2%) Economic Overview: Currency: the Egyptian pound GDP (National, PPP): TBD GDP (Per Capita, PPP): $44,386 Annual Economic Growth Rate: 6.7% Unemployment Rate: 0.9% Government Overview: Type: Republican Dictatorship General Supreme: Umar Abdullah bin Zaid Term Length: 7 years Cabinet: TBA President of the Senate: TBA Senate Composition: TBA Current Treaties: MDP with Persia NAP, etc. with the Ottomans NAP, etc. with Italy Military Overview: Total Soldiers: 1,700,000 soldiers Standard-issue Rifle: ESR-31 Standard-issue Submachine Gun: ESS-34 Total Tanks: 20,000 tanks 20,000 SOMUA S35-equivalent tanks Army of Egypt: 500,000 soldiers + 7,500 SOMUA S35 // 1,000 Henschels Army of Libya: 300,000 soldiers + 2,500 SOMUA S35 // 500 Henschels Army of Sudan: 300,000 soldiers + 2,500 SOMUA S35 // 500 Henschels Army of Syria: 300,000 soldiers + 2,500 SOMUA S35 // 500 Henschels Army of Hejaz: 300,000 soldiers + 2,500 SOMUA S35 // 500 Henschels Total Artillery/Anti-Aircraft: 63,000 pieces [locations TBA] Total Navy: 40 ships 40 H-class-equivalent destroyers Egyptian Air Force: 4,000 planes 3,000 I-16 Type 6-equivalent fighter aircraft 1,000 Mitsubishi G3M-equivalent bombers Unassigned: (OOC: Points layout below) [spoiler] 800 points total: 170 points on soldiers = 1,700,000 soldiers 200 points on tanks = 20,000 tanks (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SOMUA_S35) 210 points on artillery = 63,000 artillery/anti-aircraft pieces ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/8.8_cm_Flak_18/36/37/41 and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/16"/50_caliber_M1919_gun ; also, I need some howitzers but haven't decided which to use yet) 30 points on aircraft = 3,000 fighters (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polikarpov_I-16 [I-16 Type 6]) 10 points on aircraft = 1,000 bombers (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitsubishi_G3M) 30 points on aircraft = 3,000 support aircraft (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henschel_Hs_123) 20 points on navy = 40 destroyers (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G_and_H-class_destroyer [H-class]) 100 points for industry 30 points for 1936 tech[/spoiler]
After ending decades of anarchy, strife, and warfare, the Republic of Burma has finally been reconstituted, thanks to General Thibaw Min, who succeeded in building a national army and crushed the warlords and rebels who had once run rampant. As the nation is now fully functioning, General Thibaw has become the Republics first head-of-state, and is pleased to announce that Burma is back. More news to come.
Britannian Empire News Tonight As the Empire of Britannia has now made an official declaration of existence to the world some people fear for their future. With the overwhelming power the Royal Family holds over all aspects of the country and the current Nobel structure the common people can only look to the Senate to voice their fears and even then only hope the Senate can get the Royal Family to listen. CLASSIFIED The House of Lords membership has recently come under the threat of assassination by a yet unknown rebel faction within the Empire. In response to this the House of Lords immediately voted on increasing funding to stopping the threat of any rebel factions within the Empire. The vote passed although Emperor Lelouch Li Britannia put a stop to it before it could come into effect for unknown reasons.
Earlier in the week, Ioannes Palaiologos, Bishop of Alexandria, made the announcement that he had granted permission to a civilian organization, known as the Malachian Order of Aidenn, to form. Formal training, to ensure that the Malachians are well-versed in Aidennic scripture and teachings, will be given to them. Another section is being added to the Alexandrian Bethgan to make room for their studies. In addition, non-Malachians will be allowed entry, so that the everyday Alexandrian can further their understanding of Aidennism. The Head of the Order, Zubair Shadid, was quoted saying, "Malachians live their life humbly. Our only goal in life, is to bring the word of God to those who do not know of him. The name of our order, Malachian, represents this, for it means Messenger." The Malachian Order is to become the only approved-missionary organization by the Aidennic Church, as the Church does not like to formally preach to non-Aidennists, so as to respect their beliefs. As the Malachians are a civilian order, it is likely they will be at the forefront of missionary efforts throughout the known world. Malachians will also be trained in first-aid at the Bethgan, allowing them to serve with not only the Alexandrian army, but armies all around the world.
As Druk Yul came to form around a theocratic constitutional monarchy centered with its capitol at the religious temple of Druk Ralung, the dragons moved out of the mountains until their abode in the niches of everst could be constructed. It would take a great deal of time for the full complex to be built, though living quarters would be completed wtihin a month. Maelstrom's vision was guiding the monks to turn Everest not only into a Holy abode, but secretly also one of the most heavilly foritified structures/bunkers on the entire planet. He and his fellow Druk began to teach the people of Druk Yul as they visited the temple. Even scientists, who were wholly secular in their faith began to visit the temples.. miraculously.. they were not struck blind by the Druk. Maelstroms explanation to the monks was, "They serve me without knowing." He began to bring them up to date on modern engineering techniques with the aid of Dread Space, their pilot and several of the technicians who had traveled with them and escaped the burning inferno of their homeworld. Unfortunately, they found their ability to make progress limited to the average technological age of this planet's super powers. Manufacturing techniques and the inability to access several key manufactured elements in abundance prevented them from teaching their full technological spectrum to their visitors. ##At Druk Ralung In the meantime, the 'Druk' passed the time as they would have on their home world resting and happy in each other's company. The first night had been a challenge for Maelstrom and Koudoawaia. What he had to explain to her, was difficult. He hoped she would believe him. As they rested on their nest of cotton and cloth provided by the monks they talked... "What happened to you back there?" Koudoa spoke in soft hissing tones to her beloved. Maelstrom sighed, "It's difficult to explain, but lets just say.. I know how this universe works better than any scientist or technician who will ever live." "How" She canted her head to rest upon his shoulder. "Because I am dreaming this reality Koudoawaia.. and many in it are part of my dream.. and you will take this as hard to believe, but even you are part of that dream, based on an entity I know.. from what could be said to be another layer of reality. She is also my mate there." He whispered to her in soft tones as he stroked her jaw. "I gave you her same aspects.. a beauty of your own, a talent for the arts, a timid and gentle nature that any male would be blessed to have by his side." Koudoawaia looked incredulous, "You're saying I'm not real to you and that I'm based on someone else?" She snorted. "But if I pinch myself I feel the pain." Maelstrom smiled to her while rubbing her shoulders and letting his sii rake softly over her neck, "No.. I imagine you feeling the pain.. and you do, because there are more dreamers than besides myself.. and we have agreed upon how this world shall work, its rules, its boundaries. The standards here are.. like you.. based on another layer of reality." "Then why imagine us?" He sighed, "The layer this all is based on, is sometimes stressful. It is easier to escape away into a dream to construct one's own world and it makes things more fascinating to share that dream with others. Some awake, some not. So far as I know.. I'm the only awakened dreamer in this world." "But you were so different when we landed. Your personality has changed a lot, even your nervous ticks are somewhat different. If you've always been dreaming us, why have you changed?" She nuzzled at his jaw. "Because I was not whole. This is not the first time I have lived." He explained. "My spirit has inhabited several bodies in the past. Each one a creation of my thoughts. However, as part of the rules of this world.. I had to find a way to protect the contuinity of my presence. That is what the amulets were for. In one of my incarnations I grew immensely powerful, not personally, but in my connections. To each of my friends I gave an amulet. In each of the amulets were a part of me. When any one of the amulets come into contact with one of my avatars.. I can awaken...... if I wish to. This time I did. This world is like my old one, but it's not quite the same. The dreamers are different, the standards are tighter... better.. the governance has improved. I wanted to stay this time. Especially since you could be here again." "Again? I was here before?" She was even more confused. He smiled and chuckled, "Yes, I dreamed you before. A different body.. a different mind.. with different memories.. but the same soul. You were taken from me by unfortunate events when I tried to shape that dream. Other dreamers contested my actions.. you became a casualty." He looked to her. "I'll protect your image better this time my love. I promise. This time, I also intend to be more patient with the other dreamers.. maybe the contest will not be so great as to cause such catastrophe this time around." He stretches with her on the mat of cloth and cotton. "Lets get some rest, we have much to dream about on the morrow.. and that's one of the unspoken rules.. every organic creature sleeps sometime.." "You have more than I to dream about it seems." She trilled amusedly, shaking her head still somehwat skeptical. They settled into deep slumber in each other's arms.
The Constant The Constant, former Imperial sectors, Boz Pity, Bimmissaari, and Charros IV having lost all contact with the greater Empire are alone. Since the rebellion began a ominous pillar of dark energy could be seen above the skies in all three sectors, it was only a matter of time before The Fall. For roughly nine days Grey Jedi-General Quaron the Pitiless of the 777th Imperial Army, a force numbering over 300,000 clones, felt the wrath of the dark gods when reality rent itself and trapped them in these sectors. During The Fall, nearly everyone lost a part of themselves as sanity became insanity. The dark whispers of power and impossible magicks, plagued the 777th all the while. On the 9th day of The Fall, the 777th came to. Scattered amongst three sectors, they'd lost any and all contact with the greater Empire. Believing it defeated by the rebellion, Grey Jedi-General Quaron the Pitiless along with his trusted officers of the 777th decided that the empire must endure. Should it have fallen in the thirteen years that were to follow of their isolation due to ether-storms, storms within space which inhibit communication and travel, The Constant would stand. The Empire would live on through the last known loyalists, the 777th. When the members of the 777th and The Pitiless finally managed to regain some type of communications they reunited the entirety of the 777th, this was year nine of their isolation. In those previous nine years, Bimmissaari and Charros IV 777th Units had descended to anarchy and chaos, fighting amongst themselves as warlords vied for control of what would, under The Pitiless, become known as The Constant. The Pitiless and his loyalists regained control of the star fleet in hit and run tactics in which the Imperial Shards' a splinter navy was defeated by The Constant, and within the year Bimmissaari and Charros IV warlords were under heel of The Pitiless. With the Sectors of Boz Pity, Bimmissaari and Charros IV under heel and toe, the rebuilding efforts began. Yes, with some great effort and one new prototype, the clones began birthing again. Though not of Jango Fetts DNA, but of Zabrak DNA which hailed from The Pitiless. This rendered quite a large majority of the newly birthed clones to have some distant force capabilities. Nothing which could birth them into fully fledged force users, but it did improve most their physical limitations, they could run faster, jump higher, think quicker, learn at astonishing rates. But they had a drawback, the Zabrak clones of The Pitiless were deeply marred by a flawed matrix in their creations. They were utterly blind, and so to compensate were taught in force sensitivity to see with their minds and emotions, a type of power that could lead to destruction if not taught properly. It took nearly 9 years for a batch of Zabrak clones from creation to armament day. Only four batches had been completed by the time The Constant was able to regain full and total communication with the greater Empire once the storms abated, and what we awoke to... was anarchy. In short order The Constant sent out distress codes to any and all loyalist Imperials in the known Empire, hoping to find allies in this dark dark world. The Pitiless sat on his obsidian throne on Boz Pity, in deep meditation with the Sons of Quaron, his personal Grey Order of Jedi, hoping for some guidance in who and what was real. The Constant, last true thread of the known Empire for the past thirteen years was adrift in sea, amidst a swarm of sharks and other enemies. Fleet Strengths: Classified Fully Operational: 4 Victory Class Heavy Cruisers, 36 Lancer Frigates Damaged: 1 Sovereign Class Super Star Destroyer ( Hyperspace Drives malfunctioning, Stationed at the Boz Pity yards undergoing repair ) Unserviceable/Needs extensive repair:
National Anthem: https://search.yahoo.com/search;_ylt=AnM2rQIm.Es17OJu29bZ58ebvZx4?fr=yfp-t-901-s&toggle=1&cop=mss&ei=UTF-8&p=albania%20national%20anthem%20lyrics Kratōr Anna III of Tirana Born South Slav, Kratōr Anna III of Tirana, 26, has today announced she will ascend the throne of Albania. The Palace will be located in Tirana, Albania in the Slavic District. She along with the Royal Court of Tirana have begun securing the 36 rrethe, or districts. In an effort to extend citizenship to all the Albanian people, a national census has begun, each family must register in a format acceptable to the kurorë. Each family must note their ethnicity, language spoken median yearly income and number of person(s) in household so that the census does draw an accurate picture of Albanias' demographics. Slavic Rule of Law 1. Under the Slavic Rule of Law, all people of Southern Slavic descent are to be made a part of the Jug-sllave kastë, which extends a modernized form of vassalage to the Jug-sllave. 2. All Jug-sllave pay taxes directly to the kurorë, and are waivered the mandate to serve in the ADS for two years. 3. All Jug-sllave are hereby and henceforth allowed to create a family name and create a Stema e fisnikërisë, an The Nobility emblem. Albanian Rule of Law 1. Under the Albanian Rule of Law, all people of Jo-sllav descent are to be made a part of the Jo-sllav kastë, which extends citizenship and access to the merchant kastë 2. All Jo-sllav pay taxes to the Royal court of Albania, and are mandated to serve in the ADS for two years, post secondary school 3. All Jo-sllave are forbidden from claiming a Stema e fisnikërisë, however they may make a Stema !@#$ës, a traders emblem. During her coronation, the ADS (Albanian Defense Service) would also come into being. As a private military Corporation the ADS would be HQ'd out of Elbasan. Due to no existing military structure in Albania, the ADS ranks have swelled making it the single, most large private military contractor in the world numbering over 500,000 mercenaries. This company would be continually reinforced by a mandate that caused Jo-sllavs to serve a minimum 2 years. During the Kratōrs' first publicized appearance she announced that Tirana would be open the following week for any diplomatic missions wishing to see the Royal court and press them for any issues that might arise.
Voodoo Nova posted a topic in Fantasy RP (IC)Buenos Aires – Admiral Diaz announced the creation of a planned city, named Corusca, which will serve as the new capital of the Republic. The location of this new city is at the geographic center of the nation, directly north of Cordoba. The Admiral has placed the creation of this city in the hands of his Political Council, who will oversee its development. In the press conference, Diaz stated the completion of Government Center will be completed as soon as possible and will be placed in the center of the new city. Until completion, the temporary capital will remain Buenos Aires. An artist rendition of the Center has been shared with this paper through the government’s press team. [spoiler][/spoiler] ***Semi-Private Actions*** The Southern Cone Federal Police took control of Regional and Provincial Police Forces and the Regional and National Gendarmeries, making them sub-agencies of the SCFP. The completion of the Law Enforcement Reorganization was a necessary component to solidify the power of the Military and their Civilian counterparts. Upon completion, regulations would be easily, and swiftly, enforced. The National Penitentiary System would begin reorganizing their mission to focus on rehabilitation and re-education. Criminals, and dissidents alike, must learn how to be law-abiding and productive members of society. The process by which the FPS would conduct this mission would be through skills training, labor and course-instruction. Those who are deemed unable to complete rehabilitation or re-education would be sent to their deaths in select prisons across the state. Rodrigo Peñailillo, the Minister of Interior on the Political Council, stated in a speech the Southern Cone Federal Police and Federal Penitentiary System would work hand-in-hand to ensure public safety and order was maintained during the transition to a democratic government. Technology, communication and operating procedure would integrate to provide a fuller picture of the criminal situation in the Southern Cone. ***Private Actions*** Alfredo Charme, Minister of Foreign Affairs on the Political Council, sent to the Tianxia representative to the Imperium a message requesting the transfer of administrative and protection responsibilities of South America to the Southern Cone Republic.
The State News Network of Sudan and Darfur (SNNSD), while officially run and maintained by the Secretariat of Sudan, is not an official diplomatic channel. Please direct all diplomatic requests and complaints to the Office of Foreign Relations within the Chancellery. The SNNSD is proud to announce the beginning of operations, and under order from the Chancellery, has assumed control of all radio, television, and ISP positions within Sudan. Internet services are scheduled to resume within the month. Major announcements include the requirement for all citizens to report to their local administrative centers for confirmation of existing documentation. Census workers will also be taking record over the next month. Enlistment for police officers is open, with guaranteed retirement and health benefits.
Classified Romanian Armed Forces formed: Romanian National Army Five Armoured Brigades Ninety TR-580M Main Battle Tanks Thirty TR-85 Main Battle Tanks One Hundred and Twenty MLI-84 Infantry Fighting Vehicles Sixty TAB B33 Zimbru Armoured Personnel Carriers Ninety M1114 Humvee Multi Purpose Armoured Vehicles Twenty APR 40 122mm Multiple Rocket Launchers Thirty M1977 100mm Anti Tank Guns Thirty M-30 122mm Howitzers Fifteen M85 152mm Howitzers Fifty CA-95 Surface to Air Missile Systems Twenty Gepard Anti Aircraft Gun Systems Five Thousand Combat Soldiers Ten Mechanised Brigades One Hundred and Twenty MLI-84 Infantry Fighting Vehicles Sixty TAB-77 Armoured Personnel Carriers Ninety M1114 Humvee Multi Purpose Armoured Vehicles Twenty APR 40 122mm Multiple Rocket Launchers Thirty 2S1Gvozdika 122mm Self Propelled Howitzers Fifty CA-95 Surface to Air Missile Systems Twenty Gepard Anti Aircraft Gun Systems Five Thousand Combat Soldiers Twenty Infantry Brigades One Hundred and Eighty DAC 6×6 Trucks Ninety M1114 Humvee Multi Purpose Armoured Vehicles Twenty APR 40 122mm Multiple Rocket Launchers Thirty M1977 100mm Anti Tank Guns Thirty M-30 122mm Howitzers Fifteen M85 152mm Howitzers Fifty CA-95 Surface to Air Missile Systems Twenty Gepard Anti Aircraft Gun Systems Five Thousand Combat Soldiers Two Mountain Warfare Brigades Sixty M82 76mm Mountain Howitzers Thirty M-30 122mm Howitzers Fifteen M85 152mm Howitzers Five Thousand Combat Soldiers Two Paratrooper Brigades Ninety M1114 Humvee Multi Purpose Armoured Vehicles Sixty M82 76mm Mountain Howitzers Thirty M-30 122mm Howitzers Fifteen M85 152mm Howitzers Five Thousand Combat Soldiers Infantry Equipment Pistol Md 2000 (9 x 19mm) PA md. 86 Assault Rifle (5.45 x 45mm) PM md. 63/65 Assault Rifle (7.62 x 39mm) PM md. 93 Light Machine Gun (5.45 x 45mm) PM md. 64 Light Machine Gun (7.62 x 39mm) Mitraliera md. 66 General Purpose Machine Gun (7.62 x 54mmR) M240B General Purpose Machine Gun (7.62 x 51mm) Browning M2HB QCB Heavy Machine Gun (0.50mm) DSK Heavy Machine Gun (12.7×108mm or 0.50mm) PSL Sniper Rifle (7.62 x 54mmR) M82 Anti Materiel Rifle (0.50mm) AG40 40mm Grenade Launcher F-1 Defensive grenade RG-42 Offensive Grenade RKG-3E Anti Tank Grenade M-1988 60mm Mortar M 1977 82mm Mortar M-1982 120mm Towed Mortar AG-7 Rocket Propelled Grenade AG-9 73mm Recoilless Rifle 9K111 Fagot Anti Tank Missile M72A5 Light Anti Tank Weapon CA-94 MANPAD Romanian Air Force Squadrons Fifteen MiG-21 LanceR Multi Role Fighter Five IAR-93 Vultur Ground Attack Aircraft Ten C-130H Hercules Transport Aircraft (Thirty per Squadron) Five An-26 Curl Transport Aircraft (Twenty per Squadron) Five IAR 330L SOCAT Puma Attack Helicopter (Twenty per Squadron Ten Mi-8 Hip Medium Transport Helicopter (Fifteen per Squadron) Romanian Navy Mihail Kogălniceanu Class River Monitor (MMC-1 - MMC-10) Mărășești Class Frigate (RNS Mărășești) Type 22 Frigate (RNS Bucharest, RNS Michael)
Government Votes to Raise Corporate Tax ABUJA - Today, President Yayi Boni signed a bill raising the tax rate on corporations from 28% to 35%. The bill passed the House of the People by an overwhelming majority of 424-76, including all of the Social Democratic Party, all of the Left Party, and an overwhelming majority of the Guinean National Party and the Igbo National Party. John Adeyemi, leader of the Social Democratic Party and author of the bill, has said that this bill is, "Necessary to protect the interests of the Guinean people." It raises the cost of operations in Guinean sovereign territory for foreign companies as well, from 24% of total revenue to 35% of total revenue earned from Guinean operations. More specifically, it targets the oil companies operating in the Gulf of Guinea. It levies a 40% tax on all oil and gas exploration in Guinea. However, it also provides incentive to domestic corporations' drilling operations, raising the tax on new oil and gas exploration for a Guinean corporation to only 32%. As all land is owned by the government, corporations and residents are required to pay a tax for what they wish to use the land for. Some, like family farms and tribal villages, is tax-free, while others, such as oil and gas exploration are taxed. "We regret this disincentive to businesses," CEO of Nigerian Gas & Oil Co, a Lagusa-based corporation, "it will surely push business away and jobs will go with it." Nigerian Gas & Oil Co. is the largest oil company in Nigeria and the fourth-largest in the world. When asked about the NGO response, Adeyemi said, "I'm sure they will get along fine with a little less than their record profits they posted last year." NGO posted record revenues of $450 billion and record profits of $18 billion last year.
On this glorious day, the Diarchs of the nation, Amal Ibn Fakhri and Abd-Al-Aziz Ibn Ali Zaahir, held a small ceremony to celebrate the formation of the Fakhri-Zaahir State News Service (FZSNS.) His Majesty, Abd-Al-Aziz Ibn Ali Zaahir gave the first radio and television broadcast: "People of the island of Bahrain, and other islands of our realm, today is an auspicious day. Under the mercy of the Tianxian Empire, we have been granted self-determination. To honor this, the Tianxian flag will never be flown under the national flag; only equal to or above. Today also marks the implimentation of new policies, policies which will ensure peace, freedom, and stability. As of this day, firearms are illegal in the realm unless in the hands of the honorable police for use in defense of the government and people. Alcohol, drugs, and gambling are illegal within the realm, with the exception of the capital city of Manama. The capital is our envoy to the world, and in the policy of non-violence, our views will not be forced on foreigners unless they exit the city." Later detailed were the following decrees: Umm an Nasan Island is to be the private property of the Dual Monarchy, violation of which is punishable by exile or life imprisonment. The Fakhri-Zaahir Diarchy will raise no armies, no navies, nor any military aircraft. The nation will be protected through diplomacy and its civilian police force. Following the ideal of charity, public healthcare, welfare, education, and mass transit will be provided from the government. A new monorail system will bring the nation closer. This system will also be designed to carry the majority of cargo, to limit the propagation of trucks. All automobiles will be taxed individually. Bicycles and the mass-transit system will be subsidized. His Majesty Amal Ibn Fakhiri, has also announced the following: A diplomatic conference on the topic of world peace and demilitarization will be held, followed by a royal ball. The Fakhiri University will be built to ensure the educational future of the populace.