THE MARCH OF TIME: An Inside Look Into the Pan-Asiatic States
BBC World Service
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To present a window of the newly-born nation known today as the Pan-Asiatic States means to talk about its capital city, Neo-Manila. Here the casual visitor may be surprised by the air of prosperity, the well-dressed crowd, and by the abundance of rich food served in its cafes. Nowhere does the visitor see deprivation or hunger. Neo-Manila's parks and playgrounds are filled with groups of plain, cheerful people who show no signs of dissatisfaction with the communist dictatorship which controls their lives, no apparent resentment for the newly-established administration whose campaign of suppression and regimentation has shocked the world's democracies.
Only those who get behind the scenes know that this outward cheerfulness is the creation of the Pan-Asiatic States' recently-appointed propaganda minister Yang Shangkun in the most concentrated propaganda campaign the world has ever known. Every territory of the Pan-Asiatic States eagerly awaits his daily broadcasts. From the sandy beaches of the Federation of New Nusantara and the Tagalog Soviet Socialist Republic to the jungles of the Tri-Interregional Popular Republic of Indochina; the mountains of Burmese Soviet Socialist Republic to the cities of the People's Republic of Korea; the temples of the Chinese Confederation to the shrines of the Japanese Soviet Socialist Republic, Yang's praise for the Asian Communist Party is sympathized with by many.
Minister Yang was a major figurehead of the Mutual Assistance Congress when it was established in 1985, where as a finance advisor, he presided over the creation of the Pan-Asiatic Labor Voucher - a singular currency to be used by the congress' member-states as a means of internal resolve against the effects of economic isolation resulting from sanctions imposed by the Pan-Arabian Tahaluf Alduwal Al'iislamiah bloc and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
Since the Mutual Assistance Congress voted to unify into one cohesive political organization some five years ago, the People's Federation of Pan-Asiatic States has whipped almost 2 billion people into a nation with one mind, one will, and one objective - to preserve its achievement of unifying the entire continent of Asia, by force if necessary.
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Today, Yang's thunder is louder than ever before for the Pan-Asiatic States is serving notice that the nations of the orient will make every effort to stop imperialist aggression by the West and by the Islamic world wherever they may force their hand. To strengthen the Asian hatred of so-called imperialist countries, Yang has inaugurated a museum in Neo-Manila to show the horrors committed by the United States during the Second Indochinese War. In a speech, Yang denounced America's foreign entanglements both in the past and at present for its continued installation of capitalist dictators loyal to Western interests, even though merely sixteen years ago the predecessors of the Mutual Assistance Congress invaded the Philippine Social Republic in a bellicose act of aggression that led to over 200,000 civilian deaths and the imposition of a communist puppet-state which yielded to the Congress' every demand.
Whether Yang's threat of intervention should the West wage another war against a communist country will be backed by his nation's nuclear stockpile or if it is merely an idea blowing in the wind, the fact is that the Pan-Asiatic States today faces her destiny with one of the greatest war machines in history, and the inevitable destiny of the great war machines of the past has always been to destroy the peace of the world, its people, and the governments of their time. Whether the Pan-Asiatic States will face the same fate as many of those war machines only time will tell.
And time ... marches on!
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