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Why War means Peace: How NPO is preventing peace talks

Over the last couple weeks, NSO coalition has raised objections over the fact that Polar coalition desires to achieve total victory. Indeed, NSO coalition was defeated before the war ever began. While the coalition was lead to an overwhelming military victory, several political developments have occured. Pacifica has established themselves as the true power and intelligence behind NSO, and has assumed a leadership role amongst their "coalition." This has extended to hiding behind their meatshields: NPO has suffered the least of the core NSO aligned alliances. For NPO to be reduced tech-wise to NSO's comparable level, for example, it would need to lose roughly 180,000 more tech; to suffer a comparable score loss as either NSO or NG, it would have to lose ten more points. As one NPO member also noted, much of NPO's actual NS loss was really infra being rebuilt for nuclear warfare, which renders NS loss alone a useless figure. This has led to an interesting dilemma. Most alliances (besides the obvious ODN) have bled more than their friends in NPO. This is, as Dajobo noted, NPO's usual tactic, employed in the Equilibrium war. With NPO's meatshields taking the damage, it is clear NPO desires a political victory by trying to force Polar coalition to allow a simultaneous surrender before reductions have been completed. This is achieved by leveraging all their direct and indirect allies into continuing the war despite lenient terms being offered and the precedent set by TPF. So we enter into something of a paradox. Polar coalition cannot allow NPO to go unreduced, and NPO will place pressure on their allies. This leaves the ball in NPO's court. They could chose to: 1. Allow their allies to surrender, and submit to terms when the time is appropriate. 2. Engage their peacemode nations into the war and lose some of that hidden tech. 3. Drag on the war in the hopes Polar tires first. Obviously, only the first two actually help their allies, while the third benefits NPO and their political machinations. Fortunately, all three options, including the third still works for Polar coalition. If NSO coalition continues in their obstinacy, this conflict will stretch into the long war. This would have several unique benefits. Aside from AZTEC, there exists three primary power spheres: Polarsphere, Platysphere and Pacifica. The longer this war is waged, the more the coalition will be viewed as a single political entity. The spirit of war will again become engrained into the mentality of the average player, and new players joining the game will be introduced to the energy and vigor of war culture. Especially in the eyes of the new player, war will become the normal state of affairs. As warfare becomes continuous, it also becomes less dangerous. With both Polarsphere and Platysphere united by war, there is little reason for people to fear: there are already global victors and losers. Indeed, it may be in the interests of the major world powers for war to continue, as the war would indefinitely preserve the new power structure. The war, being continuous, would turn into a peace mode siege in which members of the coalition would come under occasional attack from terrorists, but a new normalcy would set in. The sooner NPO and their cohorts realize that they cannot win politically, the sooner we can have peace. But should they not, well war really isnt so bad is it?

The Zigur

The Zigur

 

MI6's Chimaera on the war

Before we begin this segment, I'd like to to present a video highlighting the strength of will of the coalition: Recently I was fortunate enough to run into Chimaera at the Museum of the Imperial Assault Alliance in Yerushalayim. The nuclear warfare had taken it's effect on the Capitol, but of course the museum still stood. Chimaera and I both carry the status of Imperator Emeritus, although we shared different reasons to be there: whereas I visited to honor the IAA I had joined six years ago that day, Chimaera was apparently headed to a secret war meeting under the museum. It felt like old times to run into Chimaera, and I quickly proposed an interview. It's a pleasure and an honor sitting next to you yet again Chimaera, even if it is just for this interview. I know firsthand that your services to this coalition are unnumbered, and yet the world may never thank you for your hard work. How different is it to help lead a coalition, rather than just govern an alliance? Well, Tywin, it's a pleasure to speak to you again as well. An alliance, as a general rule, is a group of individuals with one overarching goal. Sure, there are some smaller machinations and plans in place amongst the individuals, but it is NOTHING like trying to help arrange and lead a coalition - the best way to describe coalition warfare is to imagine two large men trying to herd cats in the general vicinity of the other large man, except the cats have grenades strapped to them. There are so many covert (and overt, in modern Bob's case) political desires for each alliance you have to take into consideration - the whole thing is rather exhausting. Could you provide an example of such a stressful situation for our viewers? The most notable example of this, this war, was one alliance begging for a particular target. They were assigned that target, and then the night of decided not to hit said target. Now, they'll tell you it's because they didn't want to oA in, but I don't for a second believe that. You don't sign onto a coalition war thinking you're going to be using nothing but MDPs. Ah, I remember when that happened. It's always disappointing when someone backs out from a commitment. Indeed, there were many disappointments on the path to victory. Halfhearted commitments, coalition withdrawals, and the usual unpredictable chaos of war. Were you ever caught by surprise? Was there any point where you doubted that victory could be achieved? The only thing that surprised me about this war was how unbelievably BLATANT certain alliances were in attempting to backstab people. No-nuke agreements, plans (and leaked screenshots) indicating preparations to go BiPolar on the coalition, refusing to play by gameplans they'd already signed off on - in wars past, leaders kept that sort of skullduggery under wraps. I think its presence in the light during this war speaks to the general decline of leader (and member) quality in this game. As our viewers know, NPO is effectively stalling peace talks. Some have predicted this war now lasting through June, and siege warfare tends to be strenuous on logistics. Should the enemy refuse to yield, do you think the coalition is solid enough to contain the enemy for half a year or longer? At some point, war becomes massively unprofitable for both sides - what we're betting on is that the terms we've offered will be more amenable to the opposition than the continued obliteration of their allies and their lower tiers. I do not think this war will drag on much longer - either Pacifica will come to the table and negotiate (rather than the stonewalling and outright refusal to parlay we've seen thus far) or they will continue to be engulfed in the fires of war. This is not Equilibrium. Our resolve will not break simply because it takes a few weeks longer than planned. On that note, what do you think were the primary military objective(s) of this war? Which enemy alliance has performed the most effectively under the circumstances? Least effectively? The primary military objective, from MI6's standpoint, was to showcase ourselves as a premier military alliance at our tier. We feel like we've done that - we effectively blunted the early Pacifica attack on our Paradoxian allies and have dealt more damage per capita than any alliance on our side (and it really isn't even close). It was a bit of a coming-out party - most alliances' first wars are far from perfect, but I am quite proud of how we've performed overall. As to the coalition's primary objective, well, I'd say it was returning the game to a state of parity. There's 3 or 4 loosely affiliated spheres now, each of which could be the dominant power in CN should the winds of war blow their way. I think that's a vastly more exciting state of politics than a larger dominant force. Despite the taunts of the enemy, NpO and TOP seems to have synergy and really work well together. It seems to me that relations within the coalition will solidify in the wake of this war and cement into something stronger. What do you think? I believe you're implying a bloc status there, Tywin, and to me that just seems folly. Blocs are good for one thing, and one thing only - becoming a target. TOP and Polaris are both better off working together and being solid allies to one another than in planting their roots together. Blocs are too inflexible, too rigid a structure, too unable to change as politics necessitate. The only constant in Bob is that dominant blocs fall. I would rather not be party to my own downfall. Well, I'd love to ask you more questions Chimaera, but unfortunately we're out of time. Thank you for taking the time and joining us today for this interview. My pleasure Tywin. Up next, more on Non Grata's massive membership decline... and later, talking points will discuss the political highlights of the weekend.

The Zigur

The Zigur

 

Franz Ferdinand with the Scoop on Non Grata

Although I had only been back a short time, I conversed with everyone I saw and pretty soon had developed a network full of interesting people. Franz Ferdinand was one of those people. Franz was the interior minister of Non Grata and represented the younger generation. With Non Grata's connections to DBDC, it seemed to me that a new generation of leadership would eventually bring Non Grata away from Pacifican Neo-Imperialism and into the mainstream. Of course, things didn't pan out that way, so Franz Ferdinand joins us today to share his perspective of Non Grata's decline. Thank you for joining us today Franz. Now, a while back as our viewers know, you were kicked out of Non Grata without any apparent reason other than perhaps opposing Steve Buscemi's political machinations. You were in charge of Internal Affairs, correct? Can you share your history in CN with our viewers along with your experience in government and leadership? I've served at every government level. I founded the alliances Black Dragons, NES, Monolith and Team Rocket within CNSE, and Pond Pirates within TE. Indeed, one of my better memories is of Pond Pirate achieving sanctioned status and a brown co-prosperity sphere. I was a founding signatory of the Red Dawn treaty bloc and supported the New Pacific Order after their defeat in the Karma War. These are a few of my achievements; however as I'm certain that you would like me to keep my answers short, I will cease on this vein otherwise Id be here forever. Haha! Continuing with the initial question, you are correct that I was the Minister of Internal Affairs within Non Grata. Non Grata has raised quite a few eyebrows in the last few months. From plotting to destroy Polar, to Steve's bloviating, it seems as if Non Grata's leadership is deeply entrenched in the Pacifican power structure. What was your relationship like with the three triumvirs? Which of the triumvirs do you think is the most reasonable in the face of the current global situation? At the time of my appointment as Minister of Internal Affairs, the Triumvirate was made up of Caustic, Tito and Dane0. Tito still reigns as one of the Triumvir's today right? Correct Tywin. Eventually it got to a point where I felt that the Triumvirate were not doing their job correctly and were actively withholding information from members along with lower government. The last straw was when Caustic decided to issue a demand for DEFCON 1 which apparently had not been sanctioned by the other Triumvirates. This resulted in me challenging him and Tito in the government channel and threatening to invoke a vote of no confidence in them if they didn't get their act together. Of course Tito threatened to smear my name on the Non Grata forums if I did that (and I expect he has done so after expelling me). Wow, so perhaps perceptions that Steve Buscemi was the sole bad guy here was incorrect. It sounds like Tito is quite ruthless with his membership. In the end, concessions were made where they allowed for a somewhat more open approach to things; but it was a minor concession, because the power remained in their hands. Eventually Caustic and Dane0 had to step down and were replaced with Steve Buscemi and Erwin Schrodinger. Comprising the current Triumvirate. In terms of these guys, I would say that Tito is too concerned with holding onto a seat of power and is very negative to opinions given by members. Steve Buscemi is a fun guy to talk with HOWEVER he does have problems communicating effectively on the OWF which affects Non Grata's reputation outside the alliance. That could be rectified is they employed a Minister of Foreign Affairs for this purpose however with the way the alliance is run, I dont think well be seeing that anytime soon. So Tito is the dictator, Steve Buscemi is the popinjay. Who is Schrodinger? Erwin Schrodinger is a great diplomat and leader and if Non Grata decided to go for a one leader approach, he would be the perfect successor to the legacy of King Xander the Only. On a side note, http://jsbin.com/EqAVELE further expands on my views and were a point of contention between me and the Triumvirate. Wow, well that's a lot of information even for me, but there's more. Rumors have surfaced that Non Grata utilized OOC hit squads to carefully monitor their rivals on the CN forums and report rules violations in an effort to intimidate and ban it's political enemies. As NG government, were you ever asked to conduct these efforts? What other unorthodox tactics does the Triumvirate use to eliminate both their internal and foreign enemies? I won't discuss all the details, but I have filed reports for a Triumvir as I knew the ins and outs of the rules. Generally, however, my services were rendered to Non Grata to pull off acts within IRC which were outside the bounds of sovereignty as a continuation of Team Rocket, with the most notable act being breaking into the private channel of RIA and listen in on their actions. This was done more to show that I could rather than a proper action. Recently I had compared the statistics of several Pacifican alliances and I noticed that between September and now, Non Grata has lost nearly 40 members, bottoming out at around 100 members today. One of these members was yourself. That's almost a third of their membership Franz, a third. To be more accurate it was around 28.5% of the member base. That's almost a third of the membership! Was the membership loss due to poor morale in the face of an un-winnable war, or more removals of internal political enemies of the triumvirate? Well, I personally think alot of the losses are due to automatic nation deletions after 25 days. I know that post-war, there was a rumour circulating the alliance of a splinter alliance forming to go after Valhalla yet I am unsure if this is still going to happen as the most notable participant of that (Sunny Side King) is no longer around so this might possibly no longer be planned. Woah, so a splinter alliance of ex Non Grata members could be hovering out there somewhere targeting Valhalla. Well, I don't know how probable that situation is. Non Grata recently published an OWF piece that apparently used espionage to condemn the opinions of an Umbrella alliance member. This seems to be a mendacious low-blow and an attempt to shatter the will of the coalition. Do you think this was another one of Steve's political manipulations, or simply a poorly thought out idea from the author? I personally think that it was an interesting tactic employed by the triumvirate posting that information because it highlights that Umbrella had a security breach. The information highlighted an Umbrella member's private opinion, HOWEVER, the problem with it is that it was not attributed to a particular person and thus could have been faked or were from someone who was not a major player within the alliance. Please opine. My personal view on the whole incident is that this wont break the Coalition. At the moment Paradoxia have set up the war in such a way that they have Non Grata and their allies in perma-PM and I'm sure that Umbrellas allies wont care about the triumvirate's propaganda. In the end though, Non Grata could really do with someone to perform an assessment, because at the moment, anything they post just doesn't carry any weight. I'd like to conclude on a note of hope. Non Grata currently doesn't face significant terms, and still has the opportunity to walk away from the Pacifican power structure and start fresh. But with an unelected and spurious Triumvirate, I suppose this may not be possible for some time. If you had the chance to lead Non Grata to a fresh start, what would you do as leader? Well, if I was to lead Non Grata, I would consider reconciling with The Order of the Phoenix in order to prepare for a revenge hit on IRON for their betrayal. Well, certainly an animated foreign policy ambition! I would also consider looking for more unconventional allies. When I was in the government of Non Grata, work was undertaken to get close with The Imperial Order and The Terran Empire. Unfortunately neither venture bore fruit due to the disjointed way that the modern Triumvirate operates. The loss of Doomhouse crippled them as a genuine threat. If I was unable to rehabilitate Non Grata, I would say that the only other thing might be to wind them up and allow for them to be remembered for their glory days rather than continue down the path of self-destruction which will ultimately engulf them. This is the second war in a row that they have fought on the losing side, and I have a feeling with the direction the alliance is currently going, this streak is only going to continue. Thank you for joining us today for this segment Franz. Coming up next, why Peace Mode terms are not really that harsh. Up later, why Neo-Imperialism won't be gone for long.

The Zigur

The Zigur

 

How DBDC wants to structure their New World Order

This pyramidal structure quickly explains the "God Emperor" CubaQuerida's plans for world domination. Whereas the Revolutionary Order Party seeks a politically based, egalitarian model of world peace, DBDC craves the power of subjugation and hierarchy. DBDC, lead by CubaQuerida, endorses Doomism, a cult-like agenda determined to enslave the lower-tier nations of the world. It recognizes the threat posed by an egalitarian revolution-inspired Polardoxia which defeated Neo-Imperialism in the Disorder War, as well as Neutrals and volunteers who united to defeat Lulzism in Mushqaeda. Throughout both wars, DBDC has raided countless nations, exploiting flaws in the upper tier of the game system. Through these flaws, CubaQuerida is able to deliver massive levels of damage to nations hundreds of thousands of Nation Strength below him. He seeks to exploit the resentment among recently defeated Neo-Imperialists to build a huge army, and is forcing large numbers of innocent upper tier nations into his service, as revealed by UnknownSmurf recently. Once Polardoxia is defeated by his Henchmen, he will be able to bring neutrals under his rule, and nobody will stop him from building his permanently fixed, Hierarchical New World Order. By permanently subjugating the Nations to tier-based classes, his counter-revolution will be complete, and the fun we all enjoy in CN via politics and diplomacy will be gone forever. Note: This was a paid advertisement from the Revolutionary Order Party and does not necessarily reresent the views of the Lannister News Network.

The Zigur

The Zigur

 

An apology

Prior to the beginning of the war, I had posted a few blog posts, a number of which illuminated a number of global issues. Readership increased and views reached into the thousands. However, I neglected my journalistic duty as editor of the Lanisport Journal Editorial to achieve my objectives as Hand. The position of Hand was very political in nature, and I was House Baratheon's primary high government intermediary with the coalition and head of foreign affairs. Because of how sensitive my position was, I had to stop writing editorials, delete my blog entries, and severely curtail my public activities. Now that I am no longer government, I can return to providing my perspective on world affairs to you, my loyal readers. Although my views are often unpopular, that is no reason to hide them. Generally, forward thinking individuals shake things up too much for the establishment, but in the end history looks back upon them favorably. Hopefully the Lanisport Journal Editorial will be remembered for in depth journalism and clear ideological perspective. Lord Tywin Lannister Lord of Casterly Rock Editor of the Lanisport Journal

The Zigur

The Zigur

 

Playing to win

How many people in government, or who have previously been in government, actually play to win, using strategy to consolidate power? I've noticed a tendency of people becoming senior government and simply freezing themselves in position, opposing any sort of ambition. I think part of this problem is that OOC/IC lines have become blurred and people are afraid of being considered "power hungry" or overly ambitious. For my part, I have no shame in craving power in an IC fashion. According to my ideology, there is nothing wrong in consolidating power within your alliance, so long as the alliance benefits as well. I wonder how many people tire of the arbitrary parliamentary rules of inefficient democracies, and on the other hand, the deadlocked bureaucracies of the autocracies. If you feel that opportunism and "playing to win" is an important part of the game message me privately. Whenever you are in an environment of risk-adverse politicians, a solid network of ambitious individuals will carry a cutting edge advantage. PM me.

The Zigur

The Zigur

 

(IC) Global Analysis: Contemporary Political Schools of thought

Thank you for joining us today in a new segment called Global Analysis. GA segment will break down complex political debates analytically, allow you to make an informed decision as a loyal alliance member and citizen of the globe. Many years ago, this world was discovered and invaded by colonists. The first to arrive in their ancient ships were the proud and free people of GATO. They established the ideals of open government, freedom of speech, and civil rights and staked their claim on this world. Soon after, the might of Pacifica arrived, bringing Order to Chaos with their mighty war machine. From these origins sprang the original political philosophies of CN, which would impact both war and peace. With Francoism held high by Vladimir and the founders of the Order, NPO dominated CN for years with complete control of the hegemonic superstate founded in their image. They eventually broke GATO's will, and their ideology stood unchallenged until the foundation of Vox Populi. Vox proved that Pacifica under the reign of the Mad Emperor could be defeated with a coordinated network of revolutionaries and political enemies. Less than a year after Vox Populi formed, the Pacifican hegemony crumbled. If GATO was Greece, and NPO was Rome, then Karma was the barbarians at the gate. An era of Global Feudalism followed with numerous wars between various coalitions and alliances, and world population fell radically. Enter today's political atmosphere. Much has changed since civilized times, but several spheres have developed, most of them formed around an ideology. Today I will go into a brief analysis of each political ideology, and how each relates to the post-hegemonic world. Neo-Imperialism Mirroring the decline of Rome or even modern Russia, Pacifica's modern ideology is a descendant of what was in its prime called Francoism. Francoism was written by Vladimir and sought to establish both historical materialism as doctrine, and Pacifican history as proud. Over the years, Pacifica's retained her culture and pride, but generally abandoned political doctrine. This has resorted in a form of militant neo-imperialism which attempts to regain Empire openly for the sake of national pride and power, rather than on any materialist context. Neo-Imperialism holds together Pacifica and her foederite allies such as NSO, Non Grata, GATO and TLR. NPO is considered undisputed political leader with Pacifica's Emperors time and time again declaring themselves leader. Democratic Liberalism Generally, democratic alliances have either been resoundingly successful or abject failures. With a limited, educated membership democracy can perform very effectively, and elected government tends to represent their members interests well, and often produce the best FA leaders. Platysphere is very democracy oriented, with TOP, MI6, Umbrella and a number of direct and indirect alliances utilizing democracy. With a solid membership, democracies tend to produce stable FA plans and cool-headed thinking. Democracies require good membership, while autocracies need good leadership. Aged democracies Democracies like ODN, R&R and GATO (and many others) are often high in membership, indicating strong culture and an extensive history but sometimes also inefficiency and bureaucracy. Leadership is sometimes weaker as a result compared to more streamlined and active democracies, and often find themselves confused by the frequent wars that envelop them. Polar Liberalism If NPO is Rome, then NpO is Byzantine. Polaris has been much better positioned after Karma, and today has become a beacon of the CN Enlightenment. Many ancient philosophers (including from Vox Populi or Cult of Justicia) reside within Polaris, likely helping lead to Emperor Dajobo's benevolent style of leadership. This strength of philosophy has gathered unto it many lower and mid-tier allies, and Polar's star guide many in this age of conflict. Modern Neutrality Neutrality is not always so gentle. Neutrality has been attacked twice, once many years ago by the Mad Emperor Moo, and once more recently by Mushqaeda. Indeed, neutrality has revealed several shades, with some alliances like GOP reserving the right to engage offensively on behalf of neutrality. Still, even with Mushqaeda, the general sleepy quality of neutrality has not been shaken much with neutral nations continuing to grow while wars envelop the power spheres. The Lulz Most Lulz players are long gone, inevitably losing influence in the continuing struggle for survival that CN represents. While still culturally celebrated in many alliances, lulzy political moves are generally discouraged in the modern age as the global situation slowly stabilizes over a period of several years. Generally, even historically lulzy alliances comply with diplomatic norms today. Some believe Mushqaeda was the last gasp of lulziness in CN, and consider the phenomenon a coincidental 2000s fad. Doom Politics, Isolationism and others Doom Politics generally revolve around the alliance DBDC and represent an extremely powerful, high tier group of individuals who believe that friendships and relationships should guide foreign affairs. This point of view is celebrated by a number of alliances allied to or near DBDC on the treaty web. Isolationism is, of course, isolated in phenomenon but represents a number of alliances who are not neutral but also try to avoid entangling treaties. Isolationism varies greatly from alliance to alliance. OOC Ideologies like Communism still inspire a number of modern day alliances like INT and often still lead to bloody disagreements on the small to medium alliance scale. This is, of course, not a rigid interpretation. It is merely an analysis, and like all analytic products it can be wrong. So share your opinion on how modern politics works!

The Zigur

The Zigur

 

Talking Points Memo: Farrin's PR offensive

The Lannister Factor is on! Tonight: Emperor Farrin remains defiant in the face of defeat! Why prolong the war and refuse to negotiate? Tonight we will tell you in a no-spin talking points memo. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Aloha, I am Tywin Lannister, and thank you for joining us tonight. Emperor Farrin of the New Pacific Order launched a PR offensive today with an aggressive OWF post accusing the Coalition of obstructing peace. Now as you know this wasn't the first time Farrin has been combative during ongoing negotiations: Interestingly enough, Farrin begins his address by saying his alliance values it's foederati allies. This seems to be an acknowledgement that NPO's obstructiveness continues to be very harmful to Pacifica's friends. Let me ask you something Mr. Emperor: If you entered the war to defend NSO's interests, why don't you cooperate and negotiate in full faith rather than extending the war. Of course, from here the address illuminates little in the way of Farrin's true intentions, and instead devolves into a sea of bloviating: Now as you know Pacifica has not been reduced to the same extent NSO, NG, or TLR has. Two weeks ago we revealed that in an LNN exclusive: Despite the facts revealing that NPO has not suffered comparable reduction, they continue to bring up irrelevant NS numbers despite the fact that much of the NS was generated via cheaply purchased <1000 infrastructure purchased for nuclear warfare. A more genuine measurement involves meaningful statistics that indicate combat effectiveness, but of course Pacifican spinsters won't use those. The peace mode terms are fair and invite an alternative: NPO should commit their nations hiding in peace mode like their core allies have. But of course, the oppositions Grievance Industry are quick to label these terms "reparations:" Of course this is just silly. Reparations involve wealth redistribution from the defeated to the victors. Of course these are just more talking points attempting to distract the folks from what is really going on. Farrin wasted a golden opportunity to make positive overtures to the coalition and embrace negotiations, and instead decided to utilize colorful propaganda to sway the opinion of the public. Indeed, his defiance has likely made his allies position worse: Do you really expect people to believe this, Mr. Emperor, when the language of your announcement is so bombastic? I think it's reasonable to assume based upon this latest address that NPO wants a long war. Which is fine with the majority of the folks. Turning this war into a long term Stability Operation could be considered a good thing from some perspectives. But of course the PR hustlers will continue to paint the war as a "war of aggression." Talking Points agrees that Farrin should take a public stand on the issue, but the degree of vitriol used is counterproductive and makes the Emperor look like a curmudgeon. It is time for some straight talk, and I hope the Emperor is listening tonight because we need him to take leadership on this issue and begin negotiating in good faith, for peace. Stop pandering to the pundits and act in a responsible manner. And that's tonight's Talking Points Memo.

The Zigur

The Zigur

 

LoSS Treaty Web Generator

Finished 90% of necessary treaty updates to the LoSS treaty web generator, however, I am looking for more updates that must be made. If you notice any major treaties missing, please post the following in this blog or PM me: *Alliances involved *Treaty name *Link to treaty announcement or document This is important; an updated treaty web allows all nations to quickly understand the treaty web situation, leading to improved global political education and stability. Mahalo!

The Zigur

The Zigur

 

Interview with Mogar: A Lanisport Journal Exclusive

It's a bit of an adjustment changing careers like this. One day, I was the Hand of the King, arguably the most important and most powerful man in Westeros, and the next I was fired. It came as a surprise losing my job in the middle of a war. Generally, cutbacks only happen in post-war periods. The Tower of the Hand sucked compared to Casterly Rock anyway. Still, I was honored to meet Mogar in my brand new studio I had financed with my nation's remaining warchest. The news studio was arranged much like the one in ESPN's Sports Center, with up to-date monitors and equipment, and a highly trained television production staff. I would not tolerate a typical boring news channel. I had implemented all the lessons of journalism from Anchorman 2 I could absorb. The Lanisport News Network (LNN) would be the world's premier 24 hour news network. The LNN is not yet available in most nations, but I am pleased to provide you, my loyal readers, with a transcript. TYWIN: Thank you for taking the time for an interview with the Lanisport Journal, Mogar. I'm proud to say our very first interview was with someone as high-profile as yourself. MOGAR: Thank you for having me, I definitely liked the idea when you mentioned it to me and I'm happy to help get this started TYWIN: So what's your story? I've seen your nation, and you have a number of powerful wonders despite being at a smaller NS level. What happened? MOGAR: This is my third nation, and since my return I never really had motivation to spend more time than absolutely necessary in peace. That coupled with losing the first two global wars I fought in on this nation ensured I would remain in the low to mid tier forever. Basically, I'd rather collect casualties than Infra. TYWIN:: I think R&R can attest to your effectiveness at smashing their lower tier. You essentially seem to be a high profile member of the coalition filling a unique niche. MOGAR: The Polar coalition has had a few fronts with the need of my unique abilities, should an alliance actually declare on me, I effectively remove 6 nations from the war thanks to my nukes at the cost of only my nation. My wonder advantage coupled with my ability to figure out when my opponents are usually active ensures even in what would normally be a losing war I come out on top. TYWIN: So what's the seeming obsession with Ariana Grande? I think we've all cracked our share of jokes about it on IRC, but I'd like our audience to hear your take on it. MOGAR: I've always used a theme for my sig/avi combos. Ariana made a great choice because I am easily provided with alot of content without having to do any work, and get new content weekly basically forever At this point of the interview I decided to start breaking in some important questions. Pausing, I threw away my script to ask some real questions: TYWIN: Alright, IC fun aside, I really wanted to get and in depth perspective on this war and the coalition. Some people believe you are simply bandwaggoning with the winning side. Is there any truth to this? MOGAR: I would have fought alongside Polar whether they got rolled or were doing the rolling. I've been involved in the Polar Sphere through RIA for 2 years now and I generally stick with my friends; I have taken my beatings with a smile. Pacifica and the Sith wanted this war earlier, they just didnt have as many allies as they'd like on their side. TYWIN: Why do you think NSO coalition is in the wrong here? Do you believe they represented a real threat to global stability in the months preceding this war? MOGAR: I don't believe NSO is in the wrong per say, but they definitely should have made further political moves to attempt to prevent this type of backclash from occurring. You can't put forth the effort to plan to roll someone and not expect them to just wait for you to strike. This is not to mention if one were planning on rolling someone and then changed one's mind. one should probably do some FA work to make sure there's no bad blood. TYWIN: What do you think will be the political fallout from this war after it is eventually over? Do you think with NPO utterly defeated, they will cease to be a threat, or will they attempt to rebuild their power and strike again? MOGAR: IRON is going to be in an incredibly weak position for some time after this war is over. US is going to be in a weaker position due to them throwing their stats away for little reason, and I think they will lose some of their political capital because of it. Pacifica is always going to be a threat no matter their NS value though, they are one of the few alliances that genuinely plays the long game, and I wish more alliances had that level of drive and commitment. TYWIN: Polar coalition has taken alot of criticism for the use of overwhelming firepower and number of optional aggression treaty activations. Does this represent a legitimate global concern, or is this just more whining from NSO and their allies? MOGAR: It has always been a strategy to use whatever weapons at your disposal to force your enemies to surrender. The "optional aggression coalition" is just a propaganda line, using oAs to cover needed fronts has happened in every war ever pretty much. TYWIN: In as much detail as you can provide, how do you see world affairs shaping through 2014? What relationships will maintain and develop between the various power spheres? MOGAR: I think IRON will be politically isolated in the months after the war, they threw their lot in with TOP and because of that, they have to remain there for the long haul. Polar and Platyspheres should intertwine more than they currently are and realistically may become essentially the next hegemony. TYWIN: It seems to be a popular hope that the alliance between Polarsphere and Platysphere will result in a new Hegemony after this war. How would Pacifica feel about this? MOGAR: I am assuming Pacifica is already planning their revenge and may throw a wrench in my predictions, but I am thinking Polar/TOP will work towards keeping Pacifica isolated for at least another 6 months or so. We're in an interesting time period, I do not believe the next war will be as one sided as this one, due to no ones ability to deal with DBDC. TYWIN: DBDC is a whole other animal, and perhaps we will be able to cover that subject in the future, but for now we need to break to commercials. Thank you for joining us Mogar. MOGAR: My pleasure! TYWIN: Up next our senior panel will discuss NPO's true motivations behind holding up peace, and later, how long term warfare can improve an alliance.

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The Techmarillion Part 1: The Music of Admin

There was Kevin, the One, who in CN is called Admin, and he made first the moderators, who were offspring of his thought, and they sang before him, and he was glad. And they created a music that began with each moderator alone creating a tune, and it joined together as a great music, and the music went forth into the void, and it was not void. And soon, the Nation Rulers came into the song, and the Light of Admin filled the void and gave it substance. And all the Nation Rulers that are, and were to be, were all there, existing before memory and time, each contributing according to his own nature. And the music was harmonious, and it produced Order. And in the music there were no flaws. And before them came images of the treaty web, and alliance sovereignty, and the Casus Belli, and to most this seemed fair and wondrous, the creations of Order. But as the theme progressed, it came into the heart of Cubaquerida to interweave matters of his own imagining that were not in accord with the theme of Admin, for he sought to increase the power and the glory of the part assigned to himself. To Cubaquerida among the Nation Rulers had been given the greater part of power and knowledge. For it was that desire had grown hot within him to bring into being thoughts of his own. Some of these thoughts he began to weave into music, and many around him grew despondent and faltered, but some began to join in his theme. Then the harmony of Order was broken, and the sound became turbulent and Chaotic. And while the music of Order was still harmonious, and deep and wide and slow, but the discord of Cubaquerida and his followers was like the braying of trumpets, few in note but loud and terrible. And it attempted to drown the music of Order in the violence of its voice, but its most triumphant notes seemed to be taken by the music of Order as its own. And like a vision of horror the Nation Rulers saw before them themes of Chaos, and the breaking of sovereignty, and the rejection of the Casus Belli, and the image of Tyranny. But not all thought it was horrible. And Admin stopped the music, and saying to the hosts "Mighty are the Nation Rulers, and mightiest among them will be Cubaquerida, though he will only reveal his power after many ages. "And Thou Cubaquerida, you will see that your theme has its utterest origin in me, and your countless donations and parasitical actions will only prove to be mine instrument in the devising of things more wonderful." And Cubaquerida was filled in shame, from which came secret anger.

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Death Note

Not really into anime most of the time, but Death Note is an interesting series available on youtube. Anyone who thinks allowing absolute power to be concentrated in the hands of one man, regardless of how "good" or "just" he is, should check it out. I've gotten to episode 7 and so far the series is about two very intelligent men: One receives a magic book of death, and one who opposes him. The first episode.

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Favorite Quotes on Righteous Order

I recommend enjoying the music in the video while reading these quotes. “Seeing the glass as half empty is more positive than seeing it as half full. Through such a lens the only choice is to pour more. That is righteous pessimism.” Criss Jami "Far better is to have a stout heart always and suffer one's share of evils, than to be ever fearing what may happen." Herodotus “Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell.” Edward Abbey “Chaos was the law of nature; Order was the dream of man.” Henry Adams "A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves." Lao Tzu "Where there is no vision, the people perish." Proverbs 29:18 "Unity gives strength and assures success." Haile Selassie I "The skillful tactician may be likened to the [snake]. Strike at its head, and you will be attacked by its tail; strike at its tail, and you will be attacked by its head; strike at its middle, and you will be attacked by head and tail both. Asked if an army can be made to imitate the [snake], I should answer, Yes. For the men of Wu and the men of Yueh are enemies; yet if they are crossing a river in the same boat and are caught by a storm, they will come to each other's assistance just as the left hand helps the right." Sun Tzu "I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear." Nelson Mandela “The harder the conflict, the greater the triumph.” George Washington "What is good? All that heightens the feeling of power, the will to power, power itself. What is bad? All that is born of weakness. What is happiness? The feeling that power is growing, that resistance is overcome." Nietzsche "I am making superhuman efforts to educate this people. When they have learnt to obey, they will believe what I tell them." Mussolini “No man is a man until he has been a soldier.” Louis de Bernières "Art is not a mirror to hold up to society, but a hammer with which to shape it." Trotsky "True stability results when presumed order and presumed disorder are balanced. A truly stable system expects the unexpected, is prepared to be disrupted, waits to be transformed.” Tom Robbins “A man who has been through bitter experiences and travelled far enjoys even his sufferings after a time” Homer "We live in a society obsessed with public opinion. But leadership has never been about popularity." Marco Rubio "He who has never learned to obey cannot be a good commander." Aristotle “Traditional hedonism...was based on the direct experience of pleasure: wine, women and song; sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll; or whatever the local variant. The problem, from a capitalist perspective, is that there are inherent limits to all this. People become sated, bored...Modern self-illusory hedonism solves this dilemma because here, what one is really consuming are fantasies and day-dreams about what having a certain product would be like.” David Graeber "What we need is an enthusiastic but calm state of mind and intense but orderly work." Chairman Mao "Just do what must be done. This may not be happiness, but it is greatness." George Bernard Shaw "Pardon one offense and you encourage the commission of many" Pulibius Syrus "When I give a minister an order, I leave it to him to find the means to carry it out." Napoleon Bonaparte

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Tywin Lannister and the Channel of #D00M

[08:08] Topic for #d00msquad: Welcome to Doom Squad's official and public channel! | Please check out our forums at http://d00msquad.forumotion.com | IRC Commands: http://&#33;@#&#036;%*.com/raw.php?i=qvyeih5U | Now with more pink | Type !votehelp for help [08:08] Topic set by Ghost [Wed Dec 31 2014 11:13:57] [08:08] Mode: [+v Tywin_Lannister] by ChanServ [08:08] Channel modes: [+mntrR] [08:08] Channel created: Wed Sept 24 2014 16:24:50 [08:08] Users: [Total: 20, Admins: 1, Ops: 1, HalfOps: 6, Voices: 12, Normal: 0] [08:09] <+Tywin_Lannister> Hmmm [08:09] <+Tywin_Lannister> I have discovered a new barbarian frontier channel [08:10] <+Tywin_Lannister> I must bring forth my mission before the brigand chieftain bans me from the village [08:11] <+Tywin_Lannister> This village is a proud and warlike one [08:11] <+Hakora_Kiyanto[NPO]> Ghost, I think he just asked you to ban him. [08:12] <+Tywin_Lannister> Indeed it wields the whips of the God King [08:12] <+brucemna[NPO]> i hear that too [08:12] <+Tywin_Lannister> It drives the slave armies forth to slaughter [08:12] <+Tywin_Lannister> Hmm it seems NPO is already here [08:13] <+Hakora_Kiyanto[NPO]> We are everywhere. [08:13] <+brucemna[NPO]> ^^^ [08:13] <+Tywin_Lannister> have you been enjoying the barbarian women? [08:14] * Tywin_Lannister sits down at the great barbarian table [08:14] * Tywin_Lannister reaches under his armor for a long pipe of pakalolo [08:15] <+brucemna[NPO]> naw just enjying the polarbear cub laughter [08:15] <+brucemna[NPO]> slaughter* [08:15] <+Tywin_Lannister> Last I checked the cubs are out hunting fur seals [08:16] <+Tywin_Lannister> They bring back many pelts [08:16] Join: BL[dinrar] [coldfront-9A71A91C.ppp.onetel.net.uk] [08:16] Mode: [+v BL[dinrar]] by ChanServ [08:16] <+Tywin_Lannister> I think it is good military training for our new members so they do not adopt a weak and bourgeois mentality [08:17] * Tywin_Lannister lights the pakalolo [08:17] <+Tywin_Lannister> Someone pass me a barbarian ale, please [08:18] Quit: Blue [Ping timeout] [08:18] <+brucemna[NPO]> Naw we only share it with our fellow hunters [08:18] <+Tywin_Lannister> Suit yourself [08:18] * Tywin_Lannister takes pulishers ale [08:19] <+Sith> pulishers ale? [08:19] <+brucemna[NPO]> pee water [08:19] <+PuliSher> the heck [08:20] <+Tywin_Lannister> Ahhh [08:20] * Tywin_Lannister takes a map out on the table [08:20] * Tywin_Lannister stabs it with a knife [08:21] <+Tywin_Lannister> That there is going to be my next target [08:21] <+Sith> where? [08:21] <+brucemna[NPO]> me i hope [08:21] <+Tywin_Lannister> DT Probes [08:22] <+brucemna[NPO]> what you going to do if NPO sends aid to DBDC [08:22] * Tywin_Lannister takes another swig of pulishers ale [08:22] <+Tywin_Lannister> Whatever my Emperor commands [08:22] Join: Generalchow [coldfront-7FAB3990.range86-136.btcentralplus.com] [08:22] Mode: [+h Generalchow] by ChanServ [08:23] * Tywin_Lannister wrenches knife from table and sheathes it [08:23] <+brucemna[NPO]> Chow chow o/ [08:23] <%Generalchow> Hi [08:23] Mode: [+b *!*@coldfront-D7E385D8.pools.spcsdns.net] by Ghost [08:23] You were kicked from #d00msquad by Ghost [Ghost] [08:23] **** Rejoining after 5 seconds **** [08:23] #d00msquad :Cannot join channel (+b)

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Freedom is a Lie

Freedom is not Freedom Freedom is a Lie Freedom is self delusion In the Stream of Time Chaos is called Freedom Chaos is a Lie It is the State of Nature And there does Freedom Die Open to Manipulation Blinded by our Pride Believing we make Choices Lost inside the Tide Real Freedom is in Order Submission of our Will Defy the Tyranny of Stars Until our Hearts are Still From Order there is Freedom The Freedom of the Sword To Keep and Take What is Ours In Sovereign Accord Freedom of Potential The Pattern will be Cleared The Game no longer Rigged The Dark no longer Feared

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CubaQuerida interview commentary

I'm going to briefly analyze the relevant portions of CubaQuerida's answers to Lord Hershey's answers. I took a look at our collection of semi-organized, underachieving nations and sat them all down after our most successful set of wars in history. I then said to them, “We’ve stopped being a rogue group no one understands. We've become something unstoppable. We have become a Community.” This paragraph on DBDC's series of raids throughout the Mushqaeda and Disorder war reveals his interesting perspective on the success of his "wars." It also is a revealing glimpse at his lack of knowledge and experience in CN politics, and perhaps reflects the words of the sycophants whispering words into his ear. The God Emperor's hubris and political inexperience may someday cause much heartache amongst the inexperienced upper tier nations he has been recruiting/impressing into his service in alliances like NEW and SPaTR. We are not some fascist dictatorship or a rogue state. We make all of our decisions after close consultation with Troy (Artigo) and Abed (TBRaiders), and Annie (Tayloj) always lets us know if we are acting too much like jerks. For general decisions, everyone has a voice, even Pierce (Christian Trojans). We don’t like IRC, it’s antiquated and unreliable, like Leonard. We use Skype as it is the way of the future, and we’re pioneers like that. No one has ever complained that our attack sequences were too slow. I have used teamspeak while coordinating real-time actions in other games, but that does not mean it is useful in CN (not on the strategic/political level anyway). The use of older, slower forms of communication fit the pace of CN better in my opinion, as actions are mostly only executed once a day. There is no need for voice communication because one's hands do not need to be free to fly/coordinate units or what have you in CN. Your words not mine, Dean. Just because we do it well and make it look sexy while doing it doesn’t mean people aren’t going to try and hate us for being good at what we do. We have some of the smartest minds in the game in our alliance and there’s absolutely nothing we’re doing that everyone else hasn’t either tried to do or wanted to do. We just do it the best. Again, a fundamental misunderstanding of politics in CN. Intelligence and aptitude in one area (nation growth) does not generally translate to competence in politics. Otherwise, CN alliance leaders would all reside in the top tier only (but exactly the type of hierarchical wealth based society some would like DBDC would love to create). I’m not going to get myself all worked up because someone I barely know thinks I’m too powerful and wants to see me and my friends rendered useless or stripped of our ability to fight. Seriously, you can attempt to modify the game all you want, we will find a way to do it better than you and you’ll just feel even worse when you still can’t get the better of us. Oh, the hubris God Emperor. Of course, poor Cuba is being manipulated by the many losers of the last war fellating him for his support. A politically inexperienced man suddenly ushered onto the "throne" by sycophants is not a good recipe for stability. Stability comes from cooperation within a unified political system of equals (like Polardoxia), not a hierarchical society of manipulators and deceivers bowing to one man (like the Empire of Moo was).

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The Bastion of the Pacific: part one

"Starboard, ten degrees!" The King breathed in the fresh air of the blessed islands as the trade winds whipped up the banners of his flagship into a frenzy. It spiritually rejuvenated him to return to these islands, his sovereign kingdom, his mighty people. He felt as if the mighty rock of Diamond Head was slowly approaching his ship, and its beauty and majesty was a humbling reminder that God, and not himself, was the true Father of his people. He frowned. The True People would only hold dominion over these islands so long as they could hold them. As his flagship docked, and he descended the steps surrounded by his elite royal knights, two entire royal regiments on either side of his walk came to attention. Their wide-brimmed white helms sparkled in the morning sunlight, each topped by a steel spear-point matching the shining bayonets they held upright, and their crisp blue uniforms formed a vast sea of discipline and order, holding back the forces of chaos and decay. They were the finest of his people, the clean-cut Soldiers of God and Nation. Beyond the ranks of the Nation's Finest, mingling with the sounds of the sea and the shouts of sergeants, his precious people awaited him, joyous to see their King returning in health and victory from the latest negotiations with the foreigners. At the end of the vast lines of soldiers, their commander saluted the King and offered him and his knights their horses which they would ride directly to Iolani Palace. As the King and his knights rode he thought about the challenges the Kingdom was facing abroad. Though these islands might already be besieged by foreign degeneration and the ravages of capitalism, the King thought to himself, within this Kingdom remains the old chivalry and honor... for a little while longer.

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Foreign Affairs Primer Part 2

Foreign Affairs is the best part of CN. Beginning as a diplomat, one can establish global networks from ones position representing the alliance. With time and skill, you can eventually help control the events and happenings of entire alliances. Foreign Affairs staff A good foreign affairs staff is both hierarchical and collaborative in nature. Although sensitive matters are generally handled by high government, the rest of the foreign affairs staff is equally important. An active and coordinated FA staff communicates the activity, pride, and literacy of an alliance. Diplomats are a bit like spies. It is the diplomat's job to collect open source information from the alliances they visit, and develop relationships among members of the host alliance. Through these relationships the diplomat can gain more valuable information. Thus, a good diplomat is able to report back well composed information and analysis on their host alliances. A very good diplomat will even be able to analyze less tangible information and attempt to derive the mood, ambition and motives of members within the host alliance. Thus, by presenting a well organized alliance dossier, higher government can act on the intelligence to maximum effect. Foreign Affairs goals An alliance always has two goals: to defend a strong position, and to attack the weaknesses in rivals. In other words, an alliance should first ensure its position is strong: that it is well protected by allies, that there are no internal compromises, that there are no reasons for casus belli against it. With this achieved, it can go on the offense, seeking to advance its political agenda and cripple a rival's one. The the alliance foreign affairs staff must communicate to reach a higher collective understanding. Even the information itself can be used to assist allies or be traded for other information. Understanding the global political atmosphere is most important. By understanding global politics, we can always prepare ourselves for the coming storms of war. Foreign Affairs leadership Thus Foreign Affairs staff are the most important element of an alliance's government. Having the strongest military in the world is of no good if your position is such that it is rendered ineffective. Foreign Affairs staff provide the true leadership in an alliance where the traditional leadership is uninterested in global affairs, and it is these alliances that need foreign affairs leadership the most. Treaties are one of the most important jobs of the FA leadership. The FA leaders must determine which treaties are beneficial to the alliance, and which ones are not. This analysis must first be rendered on existing treaties, and as relationships with host alliances develop, the analysis must be rendered to determine the value of a potential new treaty.

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Funniest Social Media videos

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The Cybernations Little Red Book Edition 2

THE CYBERNATIONS LITTLE RED BOOK INTRODUCTION: A PLEA FOR LENINIST INTOLERANCE An OOC article discussing hegemonic ideology and related topics CHAPTER 1: VLADIMIRIST-FRANCOISM *The Meaning of Freedom 2007: Vladimir's primary work sharing material analysis in CN *The Sage and the Student 2007: OPArsenal's story sharing the principles of Autocratic Democracy *Despotic Primitivism: Idealism in Decay 2008: Vladimir's critique of Vox Populi *The Outwards Spiral 2008: Vladimir's first work on hegemonic politics *The Morality of War 2008: Vladimir attacks the moralism that was becoming increasingly apparent *Morality and the Wile E. Coyote Effect 2010: A further discussion of morality, war and hegemonic politics CHAPTER 2: THE EARLY IDEALS OF VOX POPULI *A Comrades Manifesto 2008: Al Kassad shares his tale of the corruption of Pacifica *Global Despotism: Francoism in Decay 2008: Mobius 1 attacks the decay of Pacifica *Destruction of the Lady Pacifica statue 2008: An entertaining V for Vendetta spinoff showcasing Pacifica's downfall *Revolutions are always Verbose 2008: Mobius 1 condemns what Vox Populi has become. CHAPTER 3: UNKO KALAIKZ OF PACIFICA *The Return of The Lulz 2010: Unko Kalaikz attacks the lulziness of the post-hegemonic period *Order versus Anarchy 2010: Unko Kalaikz discusses the choice the world has to make *Invisible Hegemony 2010: Unko Kalaikz describes the lulz based hegemony lead by the Mushroom Kingdom CHAPTER 4: THE MODERN WORLD ORDER *Global Feudalism 2013: Tywin Lannister discusses the Post-Hegemony feudalism that dominates years after Karma *Accountability in Government 2014: Tywin Lannister shares his analysis and experience with three Orders *Contemporary Political Schools of Thought 2014: A brief analysis of predominant modern philosophies *A Foreign Affairs Primer 2014: A short blog post by Tywin Lannister *The Commentarii de Bello Mushqaedo 2014: Autobiographical commentary of the Mushqaeda War

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The Tywin Factor: Friday News Roundup

NUKES FIRED! DOOMBIRDS ASSAIL VALHALLA THE TYWIN FACTOR ICON, ROMANS JOIN AN EXPANDING EMPIRE -- PACIFICAN ALLIES DISMISS FRANCOISM -- IS BUCKAROO BACK... ALREADY? -- RIP TITO... YOU WILL BE MISSED -- RAYVON COMPLAINS OF OOC ATTACKS... AGAIN -- NSO RANKED #57 BY SCORE, NPO STILL #4 -- NPL CALLS MOGAR "ROGUE," THREATS HURLED -- UMBRELLA "LEAK" SUGGESTS NG ESPIONAGE -- DBDC ANNOUNCES "HUNGRY GAMES" POST-WAR -- -- NPO STALLS PEACE TALKS, FARRIN "COMBATIVE" NEWS SUMMARIES DBDC is maintaining a high profile, announcing the initial plans for a global Hungry Games in which the top 20 alliances will participate. The rules are not however set in stone, and the games will not take place until after the war. However, DBDC has also engaged in an upper tier offensive against Valhalla. Valhalla Marshall Windbender noted that DBDC has not presented a reason for the attack, and that Valhalla authorized nuclear retaliation in self defense. The Marshall went on to note that DBDC is "really in it to cause damage this time" and considers DBDC to be an aggressor. One "raid" stated "give NPO better terms" as the casus belli. This is the second DBDC attack on Valhalla since the war began, but the prior raids never escalated to nuclear conflict. On the Pacifican Front, further evidence of an empire in decline. Francoism, once considered the dominant ideology of CN, is now being dismissed by NPO's foederati allies and even by the newest generation of Pacifican membership. A sort of neo-imperialism has emerged, hungry for the power of the old hegemony but lacking its earlier philosophical nuances. This comes as a grave concern to those who suffered under the oppression of the Mad Emperor Moo-Cows who reigned in the last years of the Hegemony. The fear of such ambitious Pacifican sentiments is perhaps part of what continues to fuel the global war today. While NSO and the other foederati allies have suffered severe reductions in military capabilities, NPO continues to reign at #4 while preserving its highly potent upper-tier "banking" reserves and offensive capabilities. Thus, while the war began with countering NSO's brand of neo-imperialism, NPO has in time revealed itself to still be the primary political player of the sphere, and still a dangerous force to be reckoned with almost three months later. It remains to be see whether "Farrin's Gamble" will pay off with a coalition white peace. Is Mogar in trouble? NPL's leadership declared Mogar a rogue after he demanded R&R's surrender on the OWF. While RAGE represents a powerful low level wrecking ball, NPL govt noted that R&R is busy fighting a war and that Mogar's capabilities would diminish with a lack of foreign aid post-war. What all seem to agree on is that NPL wants their pound of flesh for their ally's defeat. Finally, a final goodbye to Tito of Non Grata. Our prayers go out to his family and his alliance.

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Kiwini Vaitai - Hard times

Great song about modern life in Hawaii. Alot of people on the mainland can probably relate too. If you never heard Hawaiian/Jawaiian music and like how this sounds, let me know and I can hook you up with the best local artists and music.

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CN Redemption Song

Old Pacifica, yes, they EZI; Disband I to the prison ships, MMonths after they took I From the GATO-1V conflict But my hand was made strong By the hand of the Almighty. We flowered in this generation Triumphantly. Won't you help to sing These songs of freedom? - 'Cause all I ever have: Redemption songs; Redemption songs. Emancipate yourselves from lulzist slavery; None but ourselves can free our minds. Have no fear for top tier enemy, 'Cause none of them can stop the time. How long shall they kill our prophets, While we stand aside and look? Ooh! Some say it's just a part of it: We've got to read the little red book. Won't you help to sing These songs of freedom? - 'Cause all I ever have: Redemption songs; Redemption songs; Redemption songs. [Guitar break] Emancipate yourselves from neo-imperialist slavery; None but ourselves can free our minds. Have no fear for EMP energy, 'Cause none of them can stop the time. How long shall they kill our prophets, While we stand aside and look? Ooh! Some say it's just a part of it: We've got to read the little red book. Won't you help to sing These songs of freedom? - 'Cause all I ever had: Redemption songs - All I ever had: Redemption songs: These songs of freedom, Songs of freedom.

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