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  1. Interested in playing a faction in the Philly Conflict Zone. Any ideas? Or should I make one up?
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    Onwards [Sci-Fi Nation FRP - RP]

    “Squadrons Alpha, Bravo, Charlie, Delta, Echo, Foxtrot, and Golf man your stations immediately. Remaining squadrons, standby for further instructions.” Schynian Luusir rushed out from her cabin, pulling over her flight suit clumsily as she rushed to the starboard hangar of the Pericles. Only a moment before, she had been looking through old photos of her family from better days on Tjosa E, but now she would have to face the monsters who ripped them away from her. She shook her head, escaping those thoughts that might cloud her judgement to notice that in front of her Antonio Augustino was waving her over to their aircraft - freshly emblazoned with the symbol of Golf Squadron and its mascot, a Scottish Bagpiper riding a bison. “Schynian, hurry up we’ve gotta get moving. Fighters from the Hector are getting slammed by point defense on the station near the lunar surface. Good news is they’re not seeing any enemy strike craft, we’re flying solo.” Antonio smirked then leaped up into the lower half of the cockpit, beginning to engage the reactor and spin the laser gatling turrets up for a dry fire test. Schynian lumbered up into the upper cockpit and smiled as the seat spun to face the rear of the bomber. A virtual assistant on either side of the glass pane showed her the view from a pair of massive laser turrets on either side and a view of the bomb bay, positioned directly below her seat. “Lieutenant Augustino, weapon systems are engaged. All systems green, ready when you are.” “Oh Schynian, save the formalities. It’ll get us killed.” Antonio laughed as Schynian felt a twinge of frustration, though it didn’t last long as the human flipped on the engine and darted out of the Pericles’ massive hangar and into the fray. Almost immediately, Golf Squadron suffered a score of losses as flak slammed into the approaching bombers unprotected by a fighter escort too busy either engaging the station or the nearby light cruiser and destroyers slamming into the small Elysian carrier fleet. “400km to first target. Railgun emplacement. 350...300...250..200…” Schynian ticked off the distance, watching to Ka’Cezh computer for the signal to drop the bomb… “Drop it now Toni!” With the press of a button, a half dozen bombs fell from the bomber, slamming into the massive railgun emplacement. Just as the bombs began to fall, the railgun let off one final blast, the massive recoil from the strike pressing the bomber off course. Schynian watched as the railgun round slammed into a nearby frigate igniting a torpedo bay and subsequently tearing apart the rest of the ship. Hundreds of good Elysians… gone. Schynian had no time to mourn though as Antonio’s voice snapped her out of her spell, “Schynian, Schynian!” “Yeah?” “Look, here come the dropships they’re moving to land on the station. Let’s clear a path for ‘em.” With that, Antonio dove the bomber downward, the front-facing laser gatling turrets spinning up as Schynian watched dozens of Darkul get mowed down by Antonio’s well placed shots. She couldn’t help but offer a small smile, “Great shooting. Slaughter those oafs.” Antonio came around for a second pass and then darted away from the station, its railgun emplacements now entirely disabled while troops on the ground moved to disable its point defense and secure the rest of the station. Now was the time to focus on the destroyers. Just as Golf Squadron turned to engage the Darkul task force, Schynian watched as massive streaks of light cracked from the Elysian destroyers, striking the light cruiser precisely, cutting through the hull. As luck would have it, one of the laser bursts cut through the reactor, destabilizing the ship and sending it barrelling into the nearby moon. Golf Squadron quickly found itself skirting through more flak, fighting to drop their payloads on the few remaining Darkul ships while other fighters and bombers from the Elysian task force did the same. The fight did not last long as the Elysians, now unimpeded by the Darkul station, managed to use their bombers and fighters to disable the Darkul’s shields then slice through them with their lasers. In the span of about half an hour, the Elysian League scored a decisive victory in its first naval engagement. A truly glorious day for the Republic. --- The Elysian League Total Population: 1,663,191 Total AP: 85 --- Actions: Now that the Elysian League found itself a member of a greater part of Humanity once again, it felt more comfortable expanding its capacity to wage war, and indeed, found it necessary to do so. The Elysian Navy replaces its loses from the most recent battle and then some, ensuring their capabilities continue to expand. This comes out to two destroyers, a frigate, and three corvettes [10 AP]. The Elysian League continues to fund Reclaimer Corp’s adventures into the field of Artificial Intelligence, still seeking to create a machine that understands the human experience. In the previous year, it was fed art, culture, and history. Now it is taught something more complex, emotion. Using the art and customs it has understanding of, it is taught how experiences are associated with emotions and how these works can evoke great feeling, something the machine must come to understand [5 AP]. The Republican Flight Academy is opened on Elysium. After the most recent battle, it is clear that fighters and bombers will be the core from which the rest of the fleet thrives. This means having capable pilots. Officers from the Elysian Navy are recruited, but a tremendous amount of resources are spent in recruiting officers to teach there as well. Considering the Elysians utilize Ka’Cezh models, the Ka’Cezh specifically are targeted [5 AP]. Agricultural expansion, an initiative on Elysium as constant and efficient as tax collection, continues this year. A significant amount of funding is provided to corporations to innovate new technologies to help increase their crop yields and cooperation is encouraged with the new Han allies to get this done [65 AP to Agriculture]. The Ka’Cezh are assured that their departure from the Northern Alliance does not mean an end to their military cooperation and mutual defense. The Elysians make it clear that they will fight to the end alongside the Ka’Cezh and that, if after the war, the Ka’Cezh feel that they would like to sever ties because of the change in federation status, then so be it. The Elysians make it clear that the action is out of no hostility toward the Ka’Cezh or any other N.A. member, merely a desire to be more closely associated with members of their own races [0 AP]. A vast patch of the new TCs and CS controlled by the Elysian League is surveyed this year [0 AP].
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    Onwards [Sci-Fi Nation FRP - RP]

    Paulo slouched over his desk, typing furiously into his computer. The young Elysian statesman moved quickly through the standard forms, filing various reports on the Han he had just met with for Foreign Minister Hollande’s office. The Han, despite previous reports from other Human-led nation states, proved rather amicable in my first meeting. The self-proclaimed core of the Celestial Empire, the Han capital planet Yugou is a rather bleak one. It’s rolling hills are drenched for most of the year in dense fog and rain excellent for producing their staple crop, rice. They’ve appeared to have made significant advances in genetic engineering and their crops prove both incredibly nutritious and resilient. As far as I am concerned, the Han pose no natio- “Ambassador Augstino,” a voice pierced through Paulo’s concentration. The Elysian ambassador swiveled briskly in his chair to see one of the information officers standing in the doorway to his cabin, datapad in hand. “You’ve received a private transmission from your brother. I’ve uploaded it to your own computer, I believe you ought to read it. The subject line marks it urgent.” “Which brother?” “Giuseppe.” Paulo nodded then turned away from the intruder. He continued working on the document for a few minutes with an even greater intensity - delaying the inevitable As far as I am concerned, the Han pose no national security threat for the foreseeable future. Though their Emperor does have connections with the Ka’Cezh hierarchy, the Empire itself lacks the means to properly enforce their claim of sovereignty over our state. They are in a state of rapid military buildup so it seems as my junior staff studiously pointed out to me that their shipyard appeared to be furiously churning out new ships for their fleet. Despite that fact, I am still confident in my assertion that they pose no imm- With a small ding, a new transmission popped up in the top right corner of the screen. URGENT: Get back to me soon little brother Paulo sighed, saving his progress on the reported titled “Han Dominion Threat Assessment” before opening the notification. Paulo, Just finished our last round of field readiness training. Can’t say I was in great shape by the end of it and I can barely keep my eyes open while I’m writing this. Anyway, we’re shipping out to the front in the next couple of days. I know you’re busy, so I’ll try not to let this run on too long. I just sent my last check to Dad, so hopefully he can buy something nice for Mom or whatever. I don’t know where we’re going yet, brass won’t say, but I expect it’ll be some rough bush. Paulo, if I come back in a box I want you to keep an eye on the family. Mom is struggling and so is Dad, even though they won’t say it. Mom called about a week ago sobbing, telling me she was worried about the both of us and talking about how she couldn’t go on if she lost either of her little boys. The usual ****. I talked to Dad too, he says she’s been having fits of anxiety the last couple days and he’s been close to taking her to the hospital a couple of times now - hasn’t seen her this worked up since Grandma died in ‘33. You gotta keep an eye on her little brother. Dad’s getting old too. Love ya, Tony Paulo couldn’t help but feel a bit uneasy by the time he finished the message. So brief but it meant so much to him. Instinctively, Paulo went to reply but found himself at a loss for words. He minimized the tab and pushed himself away from the screen, standing from his chair and pacing about his small cabin. “If I come back in a box” His brother always was so eloquent with words. If his mother saw that, she might die of cardiac arrest on the spot. Jesus, Tony. But Paulo knew what he was saying. His contact in Defense had told him of the possibilities for deployment; the Zaxx battlefront, Free Ymorian space, the frontline with the Darkul… if Tony was lucky he would get deployed to the East to fight off the Ar’gakari fleet where at least he stood a chance working with fresher Northern Alliance assets, but then again, Elysian troops rarely got lucky. Paulo found himself moving back to his computer, settling into his chair once again. Rather than respond to his brother, he engrossed himself in more work. He finished the threat assessment on the Han and began to read up on his next assignment, the Solarins. Paulo always found comfort in his work, and he figured he would need to be as comfortable as possible when he finally built up the nerve to answer Tony. --- The Elysian Republic Total Population [Human and Non-Human]: 1,553,150 AP: 82 Actions With war enveloping the borders of the Republic, the Ministries of Defense and the Treasury begin to award contracts to foreign Human empires to produce advanced weapons systems to aid them in their conflict with the tyrannical Imperial Coalition. The Silver Knights Corporation are awarded a hefty contract for a swath of different mechs and fighters while Hephaestus Enterprises receives a request for 96,000 Tithonius II droids to compliment the Auxiliary [40 AP]. Atlas Yards receives another large private order from some wealthy individuals from the outer worlds of the Republic. They churn out another carrier, four frigates, and four corvettes. Upon their completion, they go out to meet the rest of the private fleet. None of the ships are marked in Elysian colors [20 AP]. The new Elysian colony is settled this turn on a planet rich in Itoron conveniently discovered by a private mining venture near the end of the year. The population is rather small and the first bio-domes are established close to the new mines. A few Elysians grumble about wasting the colony ship on a barren world, but such is the price of new wealth [+1 Colony]. Reclaimer Corporation, the Mercury Institute of Technology, and Nova Analytica continue to work on Artificial Intelligence at the Institute’s campus on Mercury. After perfecting machine learning, the Elysians would feed it massive databases of art, music, and history. The goal now is to make it more… human [15 AP]. Another 25,000 Elysian Auxiliaries are conscripted this year much to the dismay of mothers and fathers across the Republic. More men to face death in the light of a foreign star [5 AP]. The Republic also colonizes a new star system [0 AP].
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    Modern Nations RP Thread

    The Treaty of Hong Kong - 2087 The British Empire, facing total annihilation and seeing its capital bombed successfully by the Indians, unconditionally surrenders to the Indian-Mozamgascar alliance. They agree to withdraw their influence from South Africa and Singapore, allowing Singapore its independence to decide what it wishes for itself. South Africa gets a similar treatment. The islands seized by the Canadians during the war are offered as tribute to that nation and the British agree to remain on their isles and no longer press beyond them.
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    THE REXES BULLETIN [6/22/18]

    Somewhere, the former Rex Drokon'Ugluk'Gorkil is incredibly satisfied that the system he started is still being utilized to inform Orcs and others of Orcish affairs.
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    Onwards [Sci-Fi Nation FRP - RP]

    The Silver Knights Corporation 2154 --- A vast amount of resources are sent to the Solarin Ascendancy in order to fund the construction of a whopping eight light cruisers. This will help bolster a somewhat underserved Armathawaite fleet which has suffered losses in various conflicts over the last half decade [40 AP to Tyras for the construction of 8 Light Cruisers]. The Kingdom also sees fit to invest more directly into the business side of things, bolstering the corporate arms of the Kingdom and strengthening the Bank of Armathawaite's critical infrastructure. Various small businesses and large corporations also receive new government contracts to develop new products for the galactic markets [40 AP into business]. Bounty Hunter [4 AP].
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    Modern Nations RP Thread

    Modpost Argentina The Argentinians begin developing new fusion reactors and power plants across the country, slowly increasing their expertise in the field [3 pages to cover the Empire]. Similarly, the infrastructure and clearing of slums would take time but as power becomes more abundant it becomes easier and easier [5 pages to clear slums and lift people from poverty/give them housing]. India Shiva-class air dreadnought will take some time to develop given its massive size and energy requirement. Aeronautical engineers promise the Indian government that it will be well worth the wait [6 pages]. The Mughal torpedo would take some time, but not as long as the Shiva [3 pages]. Thules Bane [Tell me what it is no pages yet]. Rhodesia The Rhodesians drive at Maputo, pressing the Mozamgascar forces and their allies back further and further toward the sea. All along the defensive line, Mozamgascar begins to buckle. Despite the heavy bombardment by the Canadians, Rhodesia’s conventional land firepower still proves too much for the small Mozamgascar forces still lacking support from Indian troops who have yet to cross into Mozambique from Madagascar. Maputo is on the brink of falling as by the end of the year, the entirety of Mozambique is under Rhodesian control save the area immediately surrounding the capital. Exosuits begin to be researched and later built for Rhodesian forces [2 pages]. The new anti-aircraft missiles will take some time to research but are critical should the Rhodesians wish to defend itself against the Canadians [3 pages]. The Rhodesian military is able to recruit some 50,000 new men. Canada The Canadian-American effort to build a carrier capable stealth fighter continues [joining American effort, I think I gave pages for this already. If not, 3]. USA The space station for the United Nations would take some time, but it would truly be a technological marvel upon completion [4 pages]. US troops arrive too late, seeing the fall of most of Mozambique outside of Mupato before they even round the cape of good hope. New missile/AA [3 pages]. Ukraine Turkey accepts the offer to help in the production of the Illya and Boris, then join the joint research agreement with Ukraine. FRA The assault on Sinaloa begins with the Sinaloa cartel facing the overwhelming might of the Federal American military. The fight rages on for weeks as aircraft strike the heart of the cartel’s territory, slaughtering hundreds of fighters. By Christmas 2087, the cartel officially surrenders to the Americans and dozens of tunnels, drug trafficking networks, and other sensitive intelligence are revealed to the Americans. The Federal Republic of America has secured its western border. Will it press south? The request for 7th Generation fighters, which it does not yet have researched, goes unanswered. Lockheed Martin offers to develop one under contract and promises to have it done on schedule [4 pages].
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    Modern Nations RP Thread

    Canadian Bombing Runs The second wave of Canadian submarine bombardment begins in earnest, this time striking several key sectors in South Africa. The Tomahawks slam into the gold mining facilities and ports, devastating them for the foreseeable future and greatly hindering the province’s economy. Unfortunately, despite not explicitly targeting civilians in these strikes, civilians are killed in the dozens. Many of these areas are staffed by civilians or civilian contractors rather than British military forces. As the reports of civilian casualties reach Britain and later Canada, protests begin in earnest outside of the capitol in Vancouver and elsewhere. Marchers line the streets of Canada’s major cities demanding peace in what many of them quickly view an unjust intervention. “Let them have their fight, we do not need to be part of it” quickly becomes the rallying cry of these protestors. The opposition party to the current President sees its numbers shoot up, and as the new bombers make their runs on the British and Rhodesians, devastating troops and supply lines there, the protests only ramp up. To add to the growing unrest in Canada, the first Canadian deaths come in… en masse. It appears that after the first strike, the British deployed their own submarine fleets to watch for Canadians. Not soon after the second strike, British submarines begin to hunt the Canadians with success. The Canadians suffer the loss of three submarines to their British counterparts who strike them at range while their naval drones strike them with brutal efficiency. The waves were no longer only Canadian, Britannia was asserting its dominion. The small island surrenders reluctantly, hoping that they would be liberated soon. Germany The Germans begin work in earnest on their own space program, establishing old spaceports once operated by the ESA. It quickly becomes clear though that Germany alone does not possess the resources to truly operate a space program on the same scale as Russia, let alone their French neighbors. They would need help [2 pages for a spaceport]. French State The Mass Driver proves an ambitious project that captures the imagination of millions in the French State, especially after the successful moon landing and the astounding new Saudi Arabian craft. Despite excitement, the construct would be an arduous ordeal taking a tremendous amount of time to complete [8 pages]. The orbital counterpart will also take some time, but not quitee as much time as the Mass Driver itself [6 pages]. It’ll take about a year to outfit everybody in exo-suits [2 pages]. Spain begins training alongside French counterparts and also begins to step up their military industrial complex in order to meet French demand [4 pages until they’re both competent and equipped].
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    Modern Nations RP Thread

    الربع الخالي [The Empty Quarter] 400 Miles South of Riyadh 2062 Professor Nassef al’Samir looked over the golden dunes of the desert from the passenger seat of his jeep as the sun set over the Western horizon. It had been a long drive from the university in Riyadh and he still did not know where the officers were taking him. All they had told him was that it was “a matter of great scientific interest and national security.” When the officers from the Royal Guard first arrived, he told them that he need to stay since he still had classes to teach and welcomed them to return in a month or so, but it became apparent very quickly that he did not have much of a choice other than to follow. He was given some time to pack his things and report to the university that he would be gone for an undetermined amount of time, but it seemed that the university already knew this and had already made accommodations. The dean simply wished him well at the end of the phone call and promised that his position would be there for him when if he returned. If he returned. Professor al’Samir could not help but think that was odd, but he did not think much of it as he watched the pair of officers carefully pack his things into the pack of the large white jeep emblazoned with the insignia of the Royal Guard. He and the officers made small talk for some time; a gesture that at least comforted him somewhat as it meant they likely were not planning on taking him out to the desert for an execution. Nassef was thoughts on the matter suddenly disappeared into wonder as he looked out in front of the jeep, suddenly seeing dozens of artificial lights and a massive chain link fence ahead of him. “What is that?” The Professor leaned forward in his seat, lowering his window only to quickly hear massive amounts of activity in the form of machinery roaring from behind the fence. “Our destination, professor.” It all happened quickly then. The jeep rolled up to the gate and the officers quickly exchanged familiarities, embracing before the gates opened and allowed the jeep entry. Soon thereafter, the professor was ushered out from the car. A colleague of his, Professor Khalid bin Abdullah, smiled as he shook his hand and whisked him away from the car and over to what looked like a massive strip mine covered by a massive canopy. “Camouflage,” noted Khalid as they boarded an elevator and descended for some five minutes. For a few moments there was silence, but Nassef could no longer contain himself. “Where in God’s name are we, Khalid?” “We’re in the Empty Quarter, my friend.” Khalid laughed, patting Nassef in the back. The two went way back, studying together in the United States in the 2010s at MIT. Both of them were astrophysicists and aeronautical engineers and were key contributors to NASA’s Orion program; at least before the Civil War. Both of them found themselves back in Saudi Arabia at the onset of the American conflict, only to find themselves in the employ of the kingdom’s military building ICBMs for their war effort. They parted ways during the food crisis of the 2050s, returning to their families in Riyadh and Madinah. But fate had brought them back together. “No kidding Khalid. Why the hell are we here?” “We’ve discovered a miracle, a gift from God.” Khalid smiled, motioning for Nassef to look through the now open door of elevator. Nassef raised his brow, opening his mouth to respond only to be silenced as he turned toward the door. “What…” He quickly stepped out from the door with Khalid in tow, rushing to a railing that offered a better look at the miracle. His jaw nearly dropped to the floor, turning to Khalid in amazement. Below him, dozens of men and women in decontamination suits buzzed around an aircraft unlike anything he had ever seen before. Massive in size, Nassef could see clearly what must be weapons systems on the top of the craft as well as on its sides. He watched in awe as one of the scientists suddenly emerged from the craft, typing furiously into the tablet in his left hand. “This is what we’re here for Nassef. It is time for us to get to work.” ---- United Kingdom of Arabia In a move that stuns the global community, the U.K.A. announces the creation of a new class of space-faring vessel. A purely scientific vessel, the Arabians claim that the craft can take off and land on Earth similar to a space shuttle, however its speed is unmatched by any other human design. Launching from a newly constructed spaceport not far from Mecca, the Arabians put the Nassef al’Samir into space on December 31st, 2086. In a cheeky demonstration of its capabilities, it zooms by the Canadian Mars bound craft, only to turn around as though it were an oceanic vessel and zip back to its destination, the lunar surface. Its propulsion is of an undisclosed design, and the Arabians do not give any specifics as to how it works. They merely state that the homemade product is the fruit of over two decades of research and development and that it is named for the late scientist who pioneered its creation. --- USA Active scanning will take some time to truly be developed [4 pages]. The Russians accept the offer to reform the United Nations with the Americans and quickly invite their puppet states in Central Asia to join the reforged association. Soon thereafter, Brazil joins and later the Arabian Kingdom. The Republic of China joins at the beginning of 2087 and most of Southeast Asia follows suit. By the middle of 2087, most states have signed agreements or are petitioning their national governments on whether or not they ought to join. The carrier modification to the fighter should not take too much time once the actual fighter is complete [2 pages from completion of 7th Gen].
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    Modern Nations RP Thread

    Operation Thoughts and Prayers Terror and Death. Overnight, Western Mexico erupted into chaos. The Free American Army was on the warpath and it seemed as though nothing could get in their way. One of the most brutal examples of the American onslaught occured in Chihuahua, where over 300,000 civilians were killed… perhaps not unintentionally… as the Americans devastated the city and seized it in a matter of days. Shocked by the horror that occurs in Juarez and without any sort of strong leadership as many are killed in the devastation, the Juarez dissolves and their territory and armies are lost to the Americans. It is the first to fall. Soon thereafter, the other cartels collapse. The Knights Templar and Jalisco New Generation are brutally hunted in Guadalajara, some fleeing outright to the smaller Mexican Republic or across the Gulf of California to Baja. After witnessing the devastation to their East, the Tijuana branch based out of Hermosillo surrenders and reveals several tunnels and smuggling rings to the Americans. The Sinaloa, however, refuse to lay down their arms. They understand that underneath the Americans, they would not be able to survive. This was a fight for their livelihood. They begin to strike back, launching counter attacks and occasionally grounding aircraft using advanced ground-to-air missiles and other anti-air technologies. Behind American lines, multiple terror attacks begin in New Columbia and Monterrey killing dozens of civilians. The Sinaloa would be a difficult enemy to destroy, but they were slow being pushed back. The ATVs will be finished by the end of the year [1 page] The Revere System undergoes its initial development phases, a project that is expected to take some time [4 pages]. Argentina The investments into the economy would bear some fruit as new corporations from other parts of South America and beyond begin to move into Argentina. Lured by the strong subsidies, they begin to construct new plants and hire Argentinian workers. It is a nice boost to the Argentinian economy. The only nation in any sort of position to respond to the Argentinian offer is Columbia who welcomes cooperation with the Argentinians. Republic of Germany The Russians, already possessing several partners for their space program, reject the German request. Republic of Indonesia The Indonesian corruption investigation, dubbed the Kasumu Purges by the media, report rather astounding findings of bribery and corruption at all levels of government. In some local governments, entire offices are filled simply by friends and family of the elected official with very little bureaucratic work being accomplished. Bribery of judges in the lower courts is rampant with the report finding that over 63% of judges accepted bribes in the last five years. In the national government, most officials prove relatively clean however a few elected officials in the nation’s congress prove to have less than satisfactory “business” connections. The idea proves an ambitious one with there being dozens of islands in Indonesia. It also proves incredibly expensive. It is decided that the project must be carried out in three long phases as money will need to be raised at a manageable rate [8 pages]. The Asian Trade Cooperative is established without much trouble with all approached states joining the agreement. Carbon nanotube technology proves difficult, and mass producing them even moreso. This too would take some time, but could pay off incredibly [8 pages].
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    Modern Nations RP Thread

    The United Kingdom of Arabia After the Great Middle Eastern War, referred to simply by Arabs as “The War,” King Mohammad bin Salman faced a tremendous amount of domestic instability. His people agitated in the streets for greater freedoms, but more importantly, food. With war raging in various corners of the globe, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and its Gulf allies were beginning to starve. Saudi Arabia itself relied on global trade for food, importing as much as 80% of its food products. The situation was even more dire for some of its allies, with the entirety of the Gulf Cooperation Council as a whole imported 90% of their food products. By the 2050s, the Gulf faced a crisis. If the King did not act decisively, he understood that thousands of his people would die and, even if he could manage to stay in power, there would be little left to rule. So began the second Food Security Initiative, the child of a project instituted by King Salman’s father in 2009. The Kingdom used what remained of its vast wealth to invest in more fertile regions, mostly in Africa, buying up farms and pushing Saudi agricultural corporations abroad in order to secure food resources for the entire Gulf region. The remainder of the Gulf Cooperation Council followed suit, and by the end of the decade the region found themselves relatively secure in their food supplies. Crisis averted. The second Food Security Initiative, renamed the Gulf Sustainability Project once the GCC adopted it as a whole, showcased the power of the Gulf region when it came together to accomplish a goal. It fostered greater unity between the member states and in 2062, the Gulf Congress was established. The Congress is composed of elected officials from each state and has broad legislative powers in each member state. As the Congress implemented more and more laws across the Gulf, it quickly became clear that national governments were losing their grasp on power. Rather than acting irrationally against this though, the states embraced the structure and, aside from Oman, voted to expand its power in order to more thoroughly integrate the states. In 2070, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Qatar voted to federalize. King Mohammad bin Salman of Saudi Arabia was named king of the United Kingdom of Arabia, but his powers were largely limited. It was the Gulf Congress that called the shots. Since its creation, the United Kingdom of Arabia has remained largely isolated from global politics. They have formally recognized the Israeli state and have declared their open opposition to the ever aggressive Iranian Islamic Republic, but otherwise their international interactions have largely been limited to passive trade. Science and technology thrive in the Kingdom as it possesses a vibrant technological sector based largely out of Dubai and Riyadh. The Kingdom’s oil wealth is slowly fading, but it still remains a large exporter of black gold and its wealth still derives from chiefly from it. As of 2086, the United Kingdom of Arabia has great potential to flourish on the world stage if it chooses to open up. --- The United Kingdom of Arabia In 2085, The UKA initiated talks with the Israeli State about returning territories lost in The War. The Israelis proved initially hostile to any such concessions, but as the talks continued the Israelis began to warm to the idea. The Israelis struggled with Arab agitation in Iraq and Kuwait, two peoples who merely desired to live and worship in peace without the spectre of the Israeli government looming over them. After months and months of negotiations, the UKA offered several diplomatic, economic, and even military concessions that made the Israelis comfortable with turning over the region to its new Arab allies. Under the condition that the United Kingdom of Arabia would demilitarize significantly, abandoning its nuclear weapons and eliminating certain missile defense programs that made the Israelis uncomfortable, the Israelis would concede the desired territory and ensure that the UKA would remain independent from Iran through military protection.
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    Modern Nations OOC Thread

    yeah, just make sure you read the most recent mod post. there's a big plot point there for Indoesia
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    Modern Nations RP Thread

    Argentina Starting from scratch, the Argentinians begin to develop a space program. This starts in earnest through the development of a Jet Propulsion Laboratory and a technology institute that is capable of teaching Argentinian students, though the Argentinians do seem to lack rocket scientists to do most of the teaching... [2 pages]. The Infantry armor with HUD integration undergoes research and development, though it seems this may take some time [3 pages] THE AI assistant will take even longer [6].
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    Modern Nations RP Thread

    The Indian Ocean War With a flurry of artillery barrages, the Rhodesian offensive begins. Thousands of zealous Rhodesian soldiers and equipment storm the border, executing a brutally efficient battleplan that saw the rapid fall of Tete and a heavy push into the core of the country. The missile salvos and airstrikes managed to effectively ground the Mozamgascar airforce as dozens of airstrips across the continent are cratered beyond quick repair. By the end of the first two weeks, the Rhodesians and their British South African allies had managed to secure a large swathe of the country and threatened Mozamgascar’s continental capital, Maputo. The Mozamgascar military response proves crafty in that their losses prove minimal as they strategically retreat from Tete and the Northern borderlands, consolidating themselves around the capital. By consolidating their forces, the Mozamgascar army, a smaller force compared to their Rhodesian counterparts, effectively grinds the Rhodesians to a halt, establishing a rather firm line stretching from Maputo in the south to the port city of Beira in the country’s center. It is during this lull in the fighting that the Zimbabwean Resistance forces, organized and supplied mostly by Mozamgascarian operatives, begin rising up in earnest. Their strikes are small and generally rather negligible in terms of physical damage, but their effectiveness in striking fear and discontent into the hearts of white Rhodesians, many of whom question the necessity of the war in the first place, is striking. At sea, an even greater conflict brews. The Indian Navy boldly sallies forth, steaming ahead to blockade the strategically critical port of Singapore. As the Indians enter the Strait of Malacca, they are met by the Singapore defense garrison of the Royal Navy. A rather brief naval engagement ensues thereafter with Indian aircraft gaining control of the skies through their numerical superiority. Soon thereafter, most of the Royal Navy is sunk. Aircraft are also scrambled by Malaysia and Indonesia, who begin their own interception and bombing runs on the British in Singapore and in the Straits, citing that it was time for their colonial ambitions to end. With British Naval resistance eliminated, the Indian Navy is free to blockade the city and conduct their brutal siege tactics. The citizens of Singapore find themselves in desperate need of aid, and if the British cannot respond soon to liberate the city, the local government would have no choice but to surrender. It already teeters on the brink. Meanwhile, across the Indian Ocean, the Royal Navy scrambles to blockade the Indian shipping lanes. They manage to do so effectively out of the range of the coastal defenses of the Indian defense forces, disrupting trading vessels and smaller patrol boats. If the British choose to sortie aircraft however toward the Indian coast, they would be promptly eliminated. To add to the woes of the British and Rhodesians at sea, the Canadian strikes prove brutally effective. The Tomahawk strikes hit with a rate of 75% effectiveness, cratering strategic airfields across both South Africa and Rhodesia and damaging some critical infrastructure. This was key to slowing the Rhodesian blitz into Mozamgascar. The Falkland Islands are also heavily bombarded, along with St. Helena and Ascension. Lacking proper support and an overwhelming Canadian Force, the islands quickly succumb to the Canadian bombardments and offer their surrender. --- Ukraine The Oslov-Djokovic test proves to be incredibly difficult and becomes a great challenge to Ukrainian students. Its difficulty pushes them to the greatest extent of their skills and certainly brings out the creativity and ingenuity of those students. The future of the Ukrainian Cyber Forces is bright. The Russian Empire’s military staff quietly expresses that the Ukrainian anti-air system will give them great headaches, especially while they lack a 6th generation fighter of their own. The aircraft go into development and are expected to move along at about the same speed [4 pages]. The Turks do not want aid, but if they somehow came to learn of the Ukrainian aircraft project, the Turks would want to make it a joint effort in order to more effectively develop the craft [production time slashed to 3 pages if accepted offer]. --- American Empire The Russians and Americans begin to work on a manned Lunar mission, the first since the People’s Republic of China landed there just before the outbreak of war with the American Empire in the 2040s. It will launch soon from a Russian spaceport currently under construction in the Steppe [2 pages]. The miniaturization of fusion is proving difficult to master, and will require some additional time to carry out in earnest [4 pages]. The new American fighter is contracted to Lockheed Martin who promises a great new aircraft for the American Empire. Radar seems to be pretty effective right now, but perhaps something could improve it. Active scanning, like out of science fiction, is slowly being researched. This would take quite a bit of time though. --- French State With the Energy from the Saharan Solar Project, many of the cities controlled by the French in North Africa now find themselves with an energy surplus rather than shortage. This goes a long way in improving even small quality of life problems as crime, with the lights always on, sees a small decline. The local economies also improve as they are able to stay open later and longer than before when they had to conserve more energy. This influx of money in the region goes a long way in improving the happiness of France’s North African citizens, and the infrastructure projects only continuing to improve those relations [3 pages for significant reform]. The Spanish government begins to reform a military with several ousted leaders joining the ranks of the new Spanish military. It is a small force, but certainly more competent than what the Anarchists had managed to piece together. The investments into the Spanish go a long way in helping Spanish industry and private enterprise come back to life with cities like Madrid, Valencia, and Barcelona all becoming vibrant and full once again. It will be a long time until the scars of the revolution are fully healed, but Spain was back under strong leadership once again. --- Events The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, utilizing its familial connections to Mozamgascar’s leadership and generally friendly relationship toward the British-axis, offers the opportunity for both countries to meet in Riyadh to discuss a fair peace deal [if you don’t have me on Skype, find somebody who does and add me or PM me]. Saudi Arabia also begins to enter negotiations with the Israeli State. The Israelis currently occupy a large portion of the Arabian Peninsula, and exchange for mutual defense against the Iranians, the Israelis give in to conceding that territory back to the Arabians. This does not go into effect immediately, but the plans are drawn. Meanwhile, the Russian Empire formally annexes Manchuria under the reluctant approval of the Korean government. Soon thereafter, thousands of Russian air and ground assets are moved there. Once again, the Japanese are told that they need not be concerned and are offered a stake in the Russian Space program alongside the American Empire.
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    Modern Nations OOC Thread

    Sure but no Balkan states, just the Eastern Europoors [Baltic States, Belarus, Slovakia, Czecg Republic, and Poland.]
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