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[color="#000000"][size="3"][font="Times New Roman"][b]Providence[/b][b], Twilight Province[/b][/font][/size]

[font="Times New Roman"][size="3"]A small group of farmers quietly sat around the log bar, drinking alcohol and complaining about their problems in life. Most were dressed in blue denim jeans and dress shirts. One farmer began to talk about taxes.[/size][/font]

[font="Times New Roman"][size="3"]"The taxes around here are too damn high! I already have to pay for my land and I'm in a ton o' debt 'cause a the Man and the government is charging me taxes for medicine an' Social Security an' all this other junk. I'm [i]tired[/i] of it already! People need ta be able ta ree-ly on themselves, not constantly looking at other people to look out for them."[/size][/font]

[/color][color="#000000"][font="Times New Roman"][size="3"]Other farmers agreed. Another one said "I hear you Jim, I hear you. The companies are on our backs and keepin' us in debt and every time we go to the courts, they always rule in favor of the company. We're tied to the land because we owe the companies money and if we just get up and leave, then we're gonna go to prison and our families will starve. I really wish things would change around here. Hell, the nation depends on us to feed it. [i]We[/i] should be the ones getting the tax breaks, not the companies."

The bartender went and turned on the tv and turned to the news channel. On it a news anchor began talking about a law just passed by Parliament. "Parliament recently passed a measure which further caps the price of meat and dairy products, thus making prices of meat and dairy products cheaper. There was a massive uproar on the part of the Utopian Socialist party about the bill, with one member saying that the bill would quote 'Hurt farmers which were already suffering from past bills that capped the meat and dairy products.' For more, we go to economic analyst Bill Higs. How are you Bill?"

"Good Lilia, good."

"So Bill, with Parliament passing this new law capping the price meat and dairy products, what effect is it going to have on farmers?"

"Well, Lilia, meat averaged about $10 a pound but due to this latest cap, its going to now average about $5 a pound. Furthermore-"

The tv was immediately shut off by one of the farmers. [/size][/font]

[/color][color="#000000"][font="Times New Roman"][size="3"]"WHAT THE HELL?" one of the farmers shouted. "THEY'RE CUTTIN' OUR INCOME IN HALF WIT' THAT BILL!" Other men began agreeing, saying how were they going to be able to feed their families, that their pay was already low because of the taxes and their debt, that because of this bill they'd be on the brink of starvation.

Jim's brother, Kent, rose up from his table and looked around the room after everyone had quieted down. He began to speak.

"I think its time we get rid of these fools in the government [i]and [/i]get these companies off our backs. This nation used to great and we were a proud, prosperous people. However, corporations began funding political elites and therefore were able to influence the type of laws that were passed. The government kept passing laws that helped corporations rather than the working people. They attacked people like you, ordinary farmers, by allowing laws where the corporations were the main beneficiaries.

The Utopian Socialist party may look out for you now, but if you've been keeping up with them recently, they've been in talks with major banks to get funding, the same banks that are helping to keep you in debt, so they won't be looking out for you anymore. We can't make our own political party as we don't have the money and even if we did, the other major parties would easily beat us. What we need to do, since we can't restore this nation, is that we must leave."

"But-but Kent," one of the famers asked, "how are we gonna do that? There ain't but 600 farmers in this here town."

"We band together with other farmers," Kent replied. "We go online and we make this a huge farmer movement to make our own nation. Where people depend on themselves and aren't in debt. Where men can live and do as they choose with their money, instead of all these taxes." Kent looked around the room. "Who here is with me? Who here will go and create a new nation?"

Everyone in the bar stood up. [/size][/font]

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[size="3"][font="Times New Roman"]Kent smiled. "Let's do this."[/font][/size][/color]

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[b]Kadesh, Fianna Province 1 pm[/b]

The farmers began to move over the months, gathering up firearms and recruiting members. Soon most of the farmers in Twilight, Black Rose, and Fianna Provinces were armed and ready to fight after several months. The only thing that was needed now was to attack.

The regional leaders of the rebellion, Kent Robertson of Twilight Province, George Venningson of Black Rose Province, and Lisa Harmony of Fianna Province all met in the town of Kadesh, in a small building.

"So, what do the total forces look like as of now Lisa?" Kent asked.

"We have a total of 200,000 soldiers, all ready for guerilla warfare."

"And what about our local support?"

"We did a recent poll and nearly 90% of the population supports secession from Blue Heave and making our own nation."

Kent then turned to George. "So, what about our plan for the attack on Fort Smith, home of the 1st Infantry's First Combat Brigade?"

"Everything is ready, all we need to do is launch the attack. We can expect about 300 enemy casualties."

"Good. Commence the attack and we'll make our announcement."

"Understood."


[b]Fort Smith, Twilight Province 8 pm[/b]
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Two men dressed in urban, non-descript clothing, from the Farmers Freedom Forces (F3) as it was now being called, met outside a cafe, not too far from Fort Smith.

"Call the number," John said to the the other.

"You got it," Gary responded.

Gary took out his cell phone, dialed a number, and three massive explosions went off in Fort Smith, killing a total of 200 soldiers.

OOC: I know this isn't good writing, but its gonna get better as we go along.

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