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Interim President Michelle Oluwayemisi Dalton announces establishment of Sierra Leone Armed Forces.

Interim President Dalton announces establishment of Congress.

Interim President Dalton announces establishment of House of Representatives.

 

The Office of Politics and Political Entities has released a list of all known parties in Sierra Leone. These parties are as follows;

 

- Capitalist's League of Sierra Leone

- Tianxian Party

- Communist Party of Sierra Leone

- African Party

- Militarists Party

- Educated Peoples Union

- Christian Alliance

 

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Sierra Leone Army has recruited 28,664 men to its ranks.

Local militia elements loyal to the Capitalist's League of Sierra Leone will be tasked with maintaining security in the far-reaching parts of Sierra Leone until a larger military force can be established.

Factories owned by Capitalist's League members have started switching over to create ammunition and arms for the Sierra Leone Army.

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People and Politics: Examining Sierra Leone's Political Situation

 

In this week's episode of People and Politics, we examine the Capitalist's League of Sierra Leone, the party that currently controls the position of President. While referring to the office as "Interim President," Michelle Dalton, leader of the Capitalists League of Sierra Leone, has stated that their main goals are to turn Sierra Leone into a "true capitalist's paradise", meaning low government intervention and a very free market. While it has many different views on the political spectrum, the party is small, with only 450,000 total estimated supporters. Despite this incredibly low number, the Capitalist's League is incredibly influential in Sierra Leone's politics. This is likely due to the fact that most higher Party officials have positions as chairmen and even more have stocks in many of Sierra Leone's industrial and commercial companies. With those goals in mind, other parties, specifically the Communist Party of Sierra Leone and the Tianxian Party, have opposed the Capitalist's League with every step. No doubt the Capitalists will be campaigning hard in the coming months to keep their hold on the Presidency.

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People and Politics: Examining Sierra Leone's Political Situation

 

In this week's episode of People and Politics, we take a look at the Tianxian Party of Sierra Leone. Current leader, 60-year old Eniola McGreggor, has publicly and privately stated his wishes to see Sierra Leone become loyal to the Tianxian Emperor, a stance that has caused alarm among the African Party and Militarists Party. While the Tianxian Party has no specific government policy changes in mind, McGreggor has stated his party is open to any ideas set forward by party members. Currently, the Tianxian Party does not hold a majority in the House of Representatives, taking up only twenty of 300 seats. Lower-level party members, who wish to remain anonymous, claim election fraud as the cause of these low seat numbers. This claim has been rebuked by the nascent Independent Voting Committee of Sierra Leone, who oversees the entire election process from first vote to final vote counting. Despite this, higher party members state they will do everything in their power to bring more votes to their party and gain "equal representation" in the House.

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People and Politics: Examining Sierra Leone's Political Situation

 

In this week's episode of People and Politics, the Communist Party of Sierra Leone will be discussed. One of the larger parties in Sierra Leone, right after the Christian Alliance, the Communist Party runs under a wide spectrum of Communist ideals, from Leninism to Rational Communism. Goals set forward by party leaders include nationalization of many private industries and companies, diminishing the income gap between what they call the "proletariat" and the "One Percenters," and an increased focus on eliminating social issues within Sierra Leone. Criticized by the African and Militarists Parties for seeking nothing more than a Stalinist "failure of a state" with mass executions, gulags and restricted democratic freedom, the CPSL has consistently presented itself as a friend to the people of Sierra Leone. Despite the somewhat uphill battle to claim the hearts and minds of the people, Communist Party leader Daniel Blackwood has stated he expects high results in the elections, upcoming in four months.

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People and Politics: Examining Sierra Leone's Political Situation

 

In this week's episode of People and Politics, we take a look at the African Party. Led by Samuel Amadi Brown, a notable militia commander in one of many of Sierra Leone's militias. While technically illegal under the Constitution, most parties have acknowledged at the very minimum the existence of militias loyal to them, and it seems that the current administration will not do anything to force these elements to dissolve. The African Party runs on a platform of making Sierra Leone stronger, both economically and militarily, and forcing all foreign influence out of Africa. This brings obvious protests from the Tianxian Party and Educated People's Union, both of whom argue that foreign influence helps Sierra Leone. Samuel Amadi Brown responded to these statements by saying "For generations, foreigners have been in Africa. From the early days of colonialism to more recent examples such as the British-Ottoman/Republique War and the AUP war versus Terre Regius, which brought foreigners from apparently every corner of the globe." Brown went on to say, "Athens now controls a majority of North Africa and even more of her soldiers are in so-called "protectorates" spanning all corners of our continent. How can this help us?" This, as well as more radical statements, have led to low support for the African Party. Only a few thousand Sierra Leoneans identified themselves as "African Party" members when polled, and 31% of those stated they have considered leaving the party. Brown said that he expects a reversal of this once people, as he said, "see the treachery that lies in the Capitalist's League and in foreigners on our soil."

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People and Politics: Examining Sierra Leone's Political Situation

 

On this week's episode of People and Politics, the controversial Militarists Party is discussed. Led by Tyler Walker, the foremost goal at the party's mind is the expansion and modernization of Sierra Leone's military in all corps and branches. Party leadership has criticized the Capitalist's League, Christian Alliance, Tianxian Party and Educated People's Union for their opposition or denouncement in expanding the armed forces. Tyler Walker, unlike most party leaders, has openly acknowledged that he and his party members are in control of numerous militias present in Sierra Leone, and it is not uncommon for him and many of his aides to be seen inspecting or otherwise drilling their militiamen. Many of the party members, and official party leadership, lean toward autocracy, bordering on fascism. While few actually acknowledge being fascists for fear of international consequences, there is a general trend among newer members to follow the party line or be excluded. This is reflected in a growth of autocratic views among military members, which brings criticism from the Educated People's Union. Despite these protests, the Militarists Party continues to recruit primarily from the military ranks.

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People and Politics: Examining Sierra Leone's Political Situation

 

In this week's episode of People and Politics, we examine the Educated People's Union. Composed of primarily liberals, scientists and other such professionals, the Educated People's Union has no goals of government change but many goals of improving or expanding Sierra Leone's education system. With those goals in mind, though, party leader Mickey Desole has stated his party is against authoritarianism in any form, criticizing the Tianxian Party, Militarists Party and African Party for supporting such views. While a small party itself, it appears many Sierra Leoneans recognize the value of a good education, and as such the EPU has one of the larger percent of seats in the House of Representatives. Whether this will stay with other parties, such as the Tianxian and African Parties, increasing their campaign size and attempting to gain even more seats remains to be seen.

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People and Politics: Examining Sierra Leone's Political Situation

 

On the season finale of People and Politics, the Christian Alliance is discussed. Led by prominent Sierra Leonean pastor Olufemi Desoto, the Christian Alliance is a, unsurprisingly, Christian-centric political party whose goals involve an intertwining of government and God. Opposed mainly to contraception, gay marriage, alcohol and other such vices, the Christian Alliance strives for purity in Sierra Leonean society and a Godly nation. This brings criticism from both the Communist Party and African Party, both of whom state that religion has no place in the government. Despite this, the Christian Alliance is the largest party in Sierra Leone with over 200,000 registered party members. This can be attributed to the large numbers of Christians in Sierra Leone, and while not all are of the same denomination the Christian Alliance does not seem to favor one over the other. The Christian Alliance is expected to have a majority of votes in the upcoming election for House seats and the position of President.

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House Resolution #1: Appointment of Vice President

 

Presidential Nominee: Anthony Briggs (Christian Alliance)

 

Christian Alliance (129 out of 130) vote AYE

 

African Party (20 out of 20) vote NAY

Militarists Party (19 out of 20) vote NAY

Educated People's Union (20 out of 20) vote NAY

Communist Party (75 out of 80) vote NAY

Capitalist's League (6 out of 10) vote NAY

Tianxian Party: (15 out of 20)

 

AYE: 149

NAY: 150

 

House Nominee: Jamie Abidemi Walker (CPSL)

 

Communist Party (76 out of 80) vote AYE

Educated People's Union (12 out of 20) vote AYE

Militarists Party (11 out of 20) vote AYE

 

Christian Alliance (80 out of 130) vote NAY

Capitalist's League (10 out of 10) vote NAY

African Party (17 out of 20) vote NAY

Tianxian Party (14 out of 20) vote NAY

 

AYE: 158

NAY: 121

 

By House nomination, Jamie Abidemi Walker is Vice President of Sierra Leone. He and President Gregory Basher will choose their cabinet in the coming weeks.

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House Resolution #2

 

Petition to Prussia to allow production license of main battle tanks

 

Brought to discussion by Steven Abrahamsson (Militarists Party)

 

Militarists Party (20 out of 20) votes AYE

Communist Party (78 out of 80) votes AYE

Christian Alliance (110 out of 130) votes AYE

Educated People's Union (13 out of 20) votes AYE

 

African Party (16 out of 20) votes NAY

Capitalist's League (9 out of 10) votes NAY

Tianxian Party (17 out of 20) votes NAY

 

AYE: 229

NAY: 71

 

By majority vote, a diplomatic team will be sent to Prussia to negotiate a production license for VT tanks.

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The Sierra Leonean Army welcomes new recruits to it's ranks, raising total strength to 69,640 soldiers.

 

The House of Representatives has allowed 200 main battle tanks to be commissioned for the Sierra Leonean Army.

 

House resolutions are still pending on air force construction.

 

House resolutions are still pending regarding light vehicles.

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Tianxian Party officially changes its name to "Imperial Party".

 

House Resolution #3

 

Allow Sierra Leonean Armed Forces a $12,000,000 budget to use as they see fit.

 

Brought to discussion by Steven Abrahamsson (Militarists Party)

 

Militarists Party (20 out of 20) votes AYE

Communist Party (70 out of 80) votes AYE

Imperial Party (20 out of 20) votes AYE

African Party (17 out of 20) votes AYE

 

Christian Alliance (110 out of 130) votes NAY

Capitalists League (5 out of 10) votes NAY

Educated People's Union (16 out of 20) votes NAY

 

 

AYE: 156

NAY: 144

 

By majority vote, the Sierra Leonean Armed Forces have been allowed a $12 million budget to use as they see fit.

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Part of next month's budget set aside to allow purchase of VT tanks, pending production license.

 

Part of March 20XX budget set aside to allow purchase of aircraft, pending production license and decision from Sierra Leonean Air Force.

 

Petition from General of the Army Anthony Badcoke to House of Representatives to expand budget to $50,000,000 has been written and sent.

 

Production of FN FAL rifles to begin. These will be classified in Sierra Leonean arsenals as "M91".

 

Production of FN MAG machine guns is to begin. These will be classified in Sierra Leonean arsenals as "M760".

 

Production of Remington Model 870 shotguns is to begin. These will be classified in Sierra Leonean arsenals as "M200".

 

Part of April 20XX budget set aside to allow purchase of infantry fighting vehicles or armored fighting vehicles, pending production license and decision from Sierra Leonean Army.

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President Basher's already bad day was getting worse with each passing minute. The military was demanding more money to procure weapons systems and vehicles, the Communists in the House were pushing for a more aggressive diplomatic corps, and of course both they and the EPU were demanding comprehensive healthcare and education systems. Not that Gregory was opposed to healthcare and education, but their plans for healthcare included contraceptives - something the majority Christian Alliance simply could not accept. But now, now he was being asked to support a bill to ban travel to Prussia, Denmark and Poland because of the war in Europe, and to veto an upcoming bill that would allow the monitoring of cell phone calls, the latest in a string of surveillance measures put forward by the Militarists Party. While surveillance on the people wasn't exactly high on Gregory's list, what was was the elimination of the various and numerous militias that roamed Sierra Leone's jungles and hills. Both the African and Militarists parties had several militias under their command, which threatened to overthrow the government at any time. And God forbid if the African Party managed to get a large enough majority to take control of the House.

 

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While the president debated with himself on what his newly-formed nation was coming to, a plot was stirring in the jungles of Sierra Leone. "One enemy down, but a new one poses a threat to us," Samuel Brown said as he exhaled cigarette smoke. A map of Freetown was on the table, illuminated by a work light jerry-rigged to the roof of the rundown shack. "The Army will be on your side if and when this happens." This new voice was Major-General Marcus Lockheart, leaning over the map, almost as if he was trying to gain new perspective. "Then when the election results come in, either we take the House by electoral vote...or by force." Major-General Lockheart stood tall and looked at the militia leaders surrounding Samuel. "I hope all of your men will be ready when the time comes. The last thing I want is weakness in our ranks." Samuel snuffed out his cigarette and looked directly at Lockheart. "We will be ready, Major-General."

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House Resolution #4

 

Ban all non-state affiliated militias and force disarmament, to be carried out by Sierra Leonean Army under the Militia Disbandment Act.

 

Christian Alliance (130 out of 130) votes AYE

Educated People's Union (18 out of 20) votes AYE

 

Militarists Party (20 out of 20) votes NAY

Communist Party (80 out of 80) votes NAY

African Party (20 out of 20) votes NAY

Capitalists League (10 out of 10) votes NAY

Imperial Party (20 out of 20) votes NAY

 

2 abstain votes (Educated People's Union)

 

AYE: 148

NAY: 150

 

The Militia Disbandment Act has failed to pass and will not be enacted.

 

House Resolution #5

 

Expand budget for all armed forces to a total of $50,000,000 for each branch.

 

Educated People's Union (16 out of 20) votes AYE

Militarists Party (20 out of 20) votes AYE

Communist Party (78 out of 80) votes AYE

Imperial Party (20 out of 20) votes AYE

African Party (20 out of 20) votes AYE

 

Capitalists League (8 out of 10) votes NAY

Christian Alliance (99 out of 130) votes NAY

 

AYE: 187

NAY: 113

 

With majority, the budget for all branches of the armed forces has been expanded to $50 million.

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Sierra Leonean Air Force has delivered its list of items to procure during the upcoming months.

 

Airborne Early Warning and Control Craft

E-3 Sentry, to be classified in all documents henceforth as the EWC-09.

 

Airborne Battle Management

E-8 Joint STARS, to be classified in all documents henceforth as the STAR.

 

Close Air Support Aircraft

A-10A Thunderbolt, to be classified in all documents henceforth as the Blitz II.

 

Air Superiority Fighters

F-16D, to be classified in all documents henceforth as the F-16SL.

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African and Militarists Parties announce combination of seats, leading to the Afro-Militarist Coalition. This coalition holds 67 seats in the House of Representatives.

 

House Resolution #6

 

Brought forth by Speaker of the House Bethany Tinker

 

Enact "Free Education Act", which will give subsidies to students attending any public Sierra Leonean school and provide a 50% reduction in interest and payments for college students.

 

Educated People's Union (81 of 81) votes AYE

Communist Party (29 of 37) votes AYE

Christian Alliance (29 of 30) votes AYE

 

Afro-Militarist Coalition (65 of 67) votes NAY

Capitalists League (38 of 40) votes NAY, unless changes are made

Imperial Party (30 of 40) votes NAY, unless changes are made

 

AYE: 153

NAY: 142

 

House Resolution #6 will be recycled to allow changes to the act.

 

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Late in the afternoon, President Gregory Basher and Vice President Jamie Walker were both given a briefing on the possible hostile uprising of African Party militias. "So, they plan to take up arms, hmm?" Walker noted as he read over the report. "It would appear so, Mr. Walker," Basher added, clutching his cross necklace in his hand. "What can we do?" Both men looked to General of the Army Simon Fullcaster, who stiffened up. "Well, there is always the option that we deploy the military to eradicate these militia groups, but we risk angering the population and African Party."

 

"I do not relish the idea of murdering brothers and husbands because they affiliate with a certain group, General," Basher said, staring the general down. "Mr. President, with all due respect, that is only one option. I understand and respect your religious beliefs, but doing nothing may lead to undesired consequences." Further driving home his point, he added, "Consequences that will result in our destruction." Several minutes passed as Basher looked down, with both Walker and the various political and military advisers looking to him for guidance. Finally, Gregory lifted his head back up.

 

"Constant patrols around Freetown. Do whatever is possible to get the military the vehicles they need."

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The Sierra Leonean Army has commissioned the training of a Combat Engineering Regiment. This regiment will have 3,400 men in it and will be commanded by Colonel Robert Boone.

 

Weapons of the combat engineers will be the same as all Sierra Leonean soldiers.

 

Equipment to be used by the combat engineers are as follows:

 

Puma armored engineering vehicle, equipped with the Carpet mine-clearing system, equipment for jamming detonation systems, detonating roadside bombs, front rollers, and three M760 machine guns, one in a remote turrets that can be operated by the crew using an overhead weapons system (OWS).

 

M728 combat engineer vehicle, equipped with a 165mm short-barreled demolition gun, 1 M760 machine gun, 1 12.7mm machine gun designated M85, an A-frame crane, hydraulically-operated dozer blade and a winch. Special training will be conducted to emphasize to crews that this vehicle is not meant for anti-tank or anti-personnel warfare.

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A message would be sent to Virtus International requesting a production license for VT 1-2 tanks, with modifications to the design to allow the mounting of a 12.7mm machine gun to be operated by the vehicle's commander. 200 of these vehicles will be ordered.

 

Production is to begin on M113 armored personnel carriers, to equip all infantry elements of the Sierra Leonean Army with armored vehicles. Most models will be equipped with a single M85 machine gun, but some will have a grenade launcher, designated Mk.23, on board to accompany the machine gun. 5,820 of these vehicles will be built in series.

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Maximillian Ionaster and Isabelle Deon have taken their oaths of office and have settled into the Capital Building in Freetown.

 

Demining operations continue in the south.

 

Communist Party members express "deep regret that the Silver Legion and Afro-Military Front fascists have been elected to office, but pleased that they have not been nominated to any major office."

 

 

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The surviving vehicles and aircraft from the civil war have been transferred to military bases, pending the allowance from local militias.

 

Maximillian Ionaster has removed the Imperial Alexander Torbal as General of Army Group South and replaced him with Nicholas Riley.

 

Recruitment has started to bring numbers of the Sierra Leonean Army to 127,112 full-time soldiers. Recruits from the Afro-Russo and Communist militias, and those with previous combat experience, will be chosen first over all others.

 

Production has resumed on M91 rifles and M760 machine guns.

 

Secret - Government

Stores of rifles built during the civil war and surplus M200 shotguns are being distributed to Afro-Russo and Communist militias.

 

Secret - Non-Government

Weapons from anywhere are "acquired" and given to Silver Legion militias in the north. Locals are paid to have their weapons "mysteriously" disappear.

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Arguing from the House of Representatives is now common as Afro-Russo Communist Front and Africa First League politicians debate the various acts, measures, reforms, and new drafts of the Constitution for Sierra Leone. Nonpartisians on both sides and in other camps call for the need for a united government and a plan of action, but these fall on deaf ears as the two blocs push their separate agendas and ideals forward. The more hotly debated issue facing the House of Representatives for the past month has been changing the Constitution to ban all fascists and fascist parties from running for political office, House of Representatives, or military service. A clause in this article also states that any citizen or military member who identifies as a Fascist would be immediately arrested and tried for treason, a crime that is punishable by death. The Africa First League vehemently opposes this measure, claiming that it needlessly targets the citizens of Sierra Leone and would encourage a "witch-hunt." Africa First leader Oscar Werben said in yesterday's session that he believes this clause is intended "not only to shame our brave Military Front brothers, but also to further the goals of the Communists and eliminate those who the so-called Afro-Russo Front see as enemies." Communist leader Jamie Walker has denied this claim, saying it has "no basis in reality and is absolutely ridiculous." Maximilian Ionaster added his voice to the debate, saying that "the Afro-Russo Communist Front has no enemies that must be "eliminated" by any means, and we must wonder where the Silver Legion gets these ideas from."

 

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Production of M113 armored personnel carriers is to begin again, although with a reduced order. 4 of the required 5,200 vehicles have been delivered.

A portion of these vehicles will be delivered to create an armored cavalry brigade (319 M113 APCs).

Production licenses for VT 1-2 tanks and another, unspecified main battle tank are being procured.

 

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Silver Legion and Afro-Military Front militias are told to defend their camps from all intruders and to find some way to get money.

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Following recent proposals in the UN Security Council, a proposal of their own was made in the House of Representatives, a revival of one of the first few House resolutions prior to the Fascist rebellion. The Militia Disbandment Act is an almost word-for-word rehash of the original proposal from a year ago, although this act is being argued for heavily by the Afro-Russo Communist Front. On the other side of this debate though sits the Africa First Legion, who call the act a "gross violation of our rights as Sierra Leoneans and an invasion of sovereignty by the European and Asian reactionaries."

 

Currently, the Militia Disbandment Act is being voted on, although political experts in the media have a dim outlook on the success of the act.

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The House of Representatives has been divided on the issue of the Militia Disbandment Act. Africa First Legion politician Benjamin Stoner said in his speech today that "not only is this act a violation of the rights this country was set upon, it also destroys an ancient right given to the people. We must have these militias in place to check and balance our government!" Stoner also said that he believed the Afro-Russo Communist Front leader, Maximillian Ionaster, was directly responsible for the death of former President Gregory Basher, but when asked for proof simply said it would become apparent in the coming days.

 

Anonymous sources from the House of Representatives state that the votes are currently at 42 "aye" and 43 "nay".

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In a speech made today, Afro-Russo Communist Front leader Jamie Abidemi Walker denounced the idea of militias. "The goal of the Africa First Legion to continue keeping these militias operating is disturbing to us in the Communist Party. Partisan militias are what brought Legion to bomb us in the first place, it is what led to Brown's Fascists and the terrible war that followed. These militias are what brought the death of President Basher! If I did not know better, I would say that the Africa First Legion wanted this bill to fail just so they could continue meddling about in the lives of citizens. I say no more. The only entity the people of Sierra Leone should trust to keep them safe from our enemies, both foreign and domestic, is the Sierra Leonean Army, not some militia run by a washed-out warlord."

 

Anonymous sources inside the House of Representatives state the votes now sit at 91 for, 110 against.

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