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Grecian Newspaper

The Grecian Post
Volume 2, Issue #3 - 25 July 2018
Author: Horthy
Tenuous Peace

Grecians often open up this newspaper and see a headline about how there is either a war breaking out in Grecia, or there is close to being a war. We have opted to continue that tradiyion, or rather, the nations of Grecia have. Tensions in Grecia, and abroad, remain just as high as ever.

Military Drills Abroad

Fumathan and Nation for Mutual Security have long engaged in military cooperation with one another. This trend continues as Fumathan is currently partaking in a military drill abroad in Aleria. The Alerian nation of Great Coalition is also noted to be a part of this drill, although this paper is not privy to any more details regarding these particular military exercises.

It is unlikely that these drills are the result of more sinister ambitions; Fumathan is most likely continuing to improve its relationship with the NFMS and continuing to improve its military. Fumathan has used its military as an intrinsic threat against the expansionist agendas of Grecian nations in the past, and it may continue to do so in the future.

Whether or not anything significant results from these drills remains to be seen, however continued Fumathan cooperation with other Alerian nations has remained a point of contention between Fumathan and other Grecian nations.


Golgothian Troops March into Steel Bees

The government of the tiny nation of Steel Bees has collapsed, and Golgothian troops have landed in the region, ostensibly to provide for a peaceful transition of power. This transition of power appears not to be from one government to Steel Bees to another, but rather transfer from a Steel Bees government to a Golgothian one. For all intents and purposes, the nation of Steel Bees has been annexed by Golgothia, giving them a strategic location in western Grecia.

Whether or not Golgothia intends to do anything with this new location remains a mystery to all but Golgothia themselves, however should Golgothia find itself in conflict with western Grecia they have a strategic forward position. The Steel Bees strip is also strategic for trade, as it is situated near many western Grecian nations, and can act as an effective thoroughfare.


New Map Proposition

The nation of Janusus appears to be preparing to present a resolution to the Grecian League that will, if passed, abolish the current Grecian map in favor of a new one. The ramifications of such a resolution cannot be understated; a new map would effectively mean that all nations begin on equal footing, as each presents their claims and desire for land.

Whether the resolution will be introduced to the Grecian League, or even passed, is of course still under question. However, it remains an interesting proposition, and one that all Grecians would do well to follow.


Granted Asylum

The collapse of The Five Orders has led several of its natives to search for a new home in Grecleria. One of these nations, Jia-do-bao, has made landfall in the nation of St Jameses, and established several shantytowns while filing for asylum. A harsh battle in the James parliament ensued, with the natives of Jia-do-bao being granted asylum.

The natives of Jia-do-bao are certainly relieved, and the liberal party of St Jameses believes that the refugees will integrate in due time, however the conservative party worries that the refugees will soon clamor for a state of their own, and that this state will come at the expense of St Jameses sovereign territory.


Stand Against Refugees

St Jameses was not the only nation to be faced with a refugee crisis. Natives from the Turtle Top Mountain colony of Wawawewa point landed in Le Meme Danke, and began to set up a shanty town of their own. The Le Meme Danke government responded swiftly, and directly threatened the nation of Turtle Top Mountain and ordered them to remove their nationals from Le Meme Danke at once.

The Wawawewaen natives complied, and have left Le Meme Danke in search of another home.


Withdrawal from Walkersia

Not one hour ago the nation of Meatton responded to an ultimatum from Walkersia, withdrawing its navy from its "protective blockade" of Walkersia. Walkersia demanded that Meatton remove its navy within three hours "or else".

While Meatton complied and removed its navy, they have stated that Walkersia will need to allow it ample time to disarm sea mines that have been placed around Walkersia.

Sops dynasty

The Comintern

The Sops Dynasty recently announced the establishment of the Communist International, or Comintern for short, an organization whose purpose is apparently to bring the communist nations of Grecleria together to discuss topics of mutual importance. The first congress of the Comintern is scheduled to be hosted in the Sops Dynasty capital of Sopsana. Official government liaisons from Porpoise Isle and Ishlomekia are purported to attend, although it is expected that communists from across the region will be in attendance.

International response to this turn of events has so far been mute, suggesting that the staunchly anti-communist passions of the past have died out, or that Sops Dynasty is not significant enough to warrant comment.


Economic Influence

Crossbell has recently exerted economic influence abroad. Crossbell based company Orbal Network has been contracted to connect Starkfell to the internet, a service it has until recently been bereft of. It may be surprising to many, but there are in fact Grecian citizens who have not had access to the same luxuries that we have.

As for Crossbell, this move appears to give some legitimacy to their claims of independence from Le Meme Danke. The Crossbell strategy has been to use their specialized industries to become an economic power, and therefore give incentive to other Grecian nations to protect them from invasion. This plan is extremely ambitious for a city state, but so far it appears to be working in their favor.

Special Issue Corner!

Greclerian Power Rankings

This issue is much smaller compared to its previous one, and most of these events can be gleamed from the rmb posts of both Grecia and Aleria. Therefore, we have sought to give readers something more to look at. For this issue we've decided to rank the nations of Grecleria into various categories. These categories are as follows: superpower, power, middle power, and minor power. This paper defines the following terms thus:

Superpower: A superpower has the ability to exert power and influence anywhere in the world at anytime. They can single-handedly coerce other nations to accede to their will, and other nations will place a superpowers considerations before their own. As it stands we have not given any nation in Grecleria the status of superpower.

Power: A power is a nation that is strong both militarily and economically, and has the ability to exert its influence on nations both near and afar. It often comes into conflict with other powers, as powers inherently desire to become the sole superpower of Grecleria. Grecleria is home to numerous powers.

Middle Power: A middle power is a nation that can exert some influence on surrounding nations, although usually not to the extent that powers can, and certainly not enough to compete with powers. The amount of power they possess is usually sufficient enough to protect themselves. They usually align themselves with like-minded powers in an attempt to bolster their own influence.

Minor Power: Minor powers are nations that either do not have the ability to exert influence on other nations, or choose not to exert influence. They usually attempt to remain neutral in most things, or become subservient to higher powers.

Please note that these rankings are the opinion of the paper, and likely do not accurately or fully describe the power of nations, nor the political landscape of Grecleria.

Nation

Nation's Region

Ranking of Nation

Reasoning

Alerian golgothia

Aleria

Minor Power

Alerian Golgothia is little more than a puppet of Golgothia. While it provides land in Aleria it provides little else.

Baldursrike

Aleria

Minor Power

This nation has done nothing of note.

Carriconia

Aleria

Minor Power

This nation has done nothing of note.

Cream Sauce

Grecia

Power

The CSC, while certainly not as strong as it once was, is still a power as its word carries weight in international politics, and it consistently cooperates with other powers in various situations, often authoring treaties, deals, or resolutions.

Davakia

Aleria

Minor Power

This nation has done nothing of note.

Farmthelolis

Grecia

Minor Power

This nation has done nothing of note.

Florinia

Aleria

Minor Power

This nation has done nothing of note.

Foledonia

Aleria

Power

There is no doubt that Foledonia is a power. If you add the population of New Foledonia then Foledonia possesses the largest population in the world, and has robust military capabilities that boast laser tech (although this tech is unproven outside of New Foledonia). Foledonia is politically cunning, and is able to secure deals with other significant like-minded powers.

Fumathan

Grecia

Power

Fumathan is the democratic bastion of Grecia, and has performed military operations against other Grecian powers in the past. Their alliance with NFMS has caused other powers to avoid conflict with them, giving them a large amount of soft power.

Golgothia

Grecia

Power

Despite the setback of the communist revolution, Golgothia has remained a power as it is able to exert pressure on its neighbors with the mere hint of a threat.

Great Coalition

Aleria

Middle Power

Great Coalition falls short of power status due to the fact that it only boasts a large military. Many nations boast a large military. The word of the Great Coalition is hardly acknowledged in the political scene, which gives them less soft power than they would have otherwise.

Independent cloud district

Grecia

Minor Power

This nation has no international recognition, and will likely be annexed.

Ishlomekia

Aleria

Minor Power

This nation has done little of note, although its participation in the Comintern may allow it to exert more power than it would on its own.

Janusus

Grecia

Power

Had this been done in months prior Janusus likely would only be ranked a middlepower. However the adoption of the Ironmark, alliance with other powers, and increased belligerence of the world stage has seen Janusus' ascent as a power.

Jia-Do-Bao

Grecia

Minor Power

Jia-do-bao doesn't even formally have its own state; it is entirely reliant on St Jameses.

Jimzraway

Grecia

Minor Power

While seeming to boast a capable military, and showing no fear in expressing power, Jimzraway has simply not done enough to warrant a higher ranking yet. This could of course change as they remain in the region longer, and participate in more affairs.

Le Meme Danke

Grecia

Middle Power

Le Meme Danke is like a gentle giant; they possess a large population and a large industrial base, although their isolation prevents them from exerting their full potential. Nations can meddle in Le Meme Danke's sphere of influence without worry of retirbution, and thus Le Meme Danke remains a middle power.

Longhornium

Grecia

Minor Power

In the past, Longhornium was a middle power. The nation has, however, fallen into isolation, and does very little on the world stage. It is likely that most nations would not take Longhornium into consideration when conducting foreign policy.

Maryland Of Jellyfish

Aleria

Middle Power

The Maryland of Jellyfish has been described as chaos incarnate, and the intrinsic threat of their unpredictability has led nations to tiptoe carefully so as to not offend the Jelly. This qualifies them for the ranking of middle power.

Meatton

Grecia

Minor Power

Despite recent forays into Walkerisa, Meatton has yet to prove itself against a nation of any significance, and as it stands they remain a minor power.

Nation for Mutual Security

Aleria

Power

It is often said that NFMS possesses the most powerful military in the world. Whether or not that is true it is true that nations fear their military, and NFMS has no qualms about interfering in the affairs of other nations. NFMS activities led to the Anti-NFMS Pact in Grecia, and this paper is of the mind that the NFMS is the closest nation to achieving superpower status.

Neo norsefire

Aleria

Minor Power

This nation has done nothing of note.

New Foledonia

Aleria

Middle Power

Although it is only a Foledonian puppet, New Foledonia is essentially just a mini Foledonia, and has the backing of Foledonia. They could be used as an effective proxy for Foledonia, and likely could hold their own in a conflict with another nation. Their subservience to Foledonia prevents them from attaining the status of power.

Porpoise Isle

Grecia

Middle Power

Ranking the Porpoise Isle was difficult; in short they are a middle power due to the fact that they are under constant pressure from aggressors and the only thing preventing them from being subjugated is the fact that they have the backing of other nations that are qualified as powers. Porpoise Isle boasts a strong navy, and theirprime minister is politically savvy, so the status of power is certainly within their reach.

Saegan

Grecia

Middle Power

Saegan's power has been declining as their fervent anti-Aleria stance seems to become less and less popular by the day. Coupled with the fact that they are situated deep in western Grecia and away from powers has limited their ability to do much of significance.

Schattenland

Grecia

Minor Power

Despite their controversial entry into Grecia, Schattenland has done little on the international stage, and thus they cannot be ranked higher than minor power for now.

Shell Top

Grecia

Minor Power

Most nations probably forget Shell Top exists, and the only way it will ever gain relevance is if it annexes Turtle Top Mountain.

Sops dynasty

Grecia

Middle Power

The Sops Dynasty survived a Golgothian invasion (through various circumstances), and has initiated the creation of an international communist organization which may help it attain greater power across the globe. However, they have little power outside their current communist sphere.

Starkfell

Grecia

Minor Power

While willing to enter conflicts in the past, Starkfell is still heavily unmodernized, and is larfely reliant on Fumathan to exert pressure for it. It is possible that in the future Starkfell will become a power in its own right, but that future is a long ways off.

St Jameses

Grecia

Minor Power

Outside of its own borders and immediate neighbors, St Jameses possesses little power, and in fact struggles to protect the integrity of its own borders currently.

Taoist Northlands

Grecia

Minor Power

This nation has done nothing of note.

Thanatosius

Grecia

Minor Power

This nation has done nothing of note.

The City State of Crossbell

Grecia

Minor Power

As a city state Crossbell will likely never possess a great deal of power. They hope to become an economic powerhouse capable of providing for all of Grecia, and therefore commanding its respect, but many have doubts as to whether that is a viable option for this country.

The Cloud District

Grecia

Minor Power

Many assert that The Cloud District would be better off under its own rule, but don't let the CSC catch you saying that. This nation is currently stuck in a stalemated civil war, and is subservient to the CSC. It is unlikely it will become any kind of power anytime soon.

The Dolphin Isles

Aleria

Power

The Dolphin Isles is a political heavyweight in Aleria, and its navy is nothing to scoff at. They show no fear in interacting with any nation, and have ties of cooperating to other various powers.

The ramen empire

Grecia

Minor Power

It's sad, but it's likely that the Ramen Empire will never again achieve its glorious status as a power of Grecia. Since its revival it has done nothing of note, and it is unlikely that it will.

Turtle Top Mountain

Grecia

Minor Power

Maybe there was a time when Turtle Top Mountain was a middle power, however that time has long since past. Previous political blunders and subjugation have left Turtle Top Mountain as a laughing stock among Grecleria. It is possible they can be a surprisingly powerful force in the future due to a rather strategic position between Fumathan, Cream Sauce, and Golgothia, but that is mere speculation. For now we must simply await future TTMT actions to see if they will attempt to reclaim some of their former power.

Visual States

Grecia

Minor Power

Aside from the now disbanded Office of Economics, there is little that Visual States has done, and they show no desire to exert any sort of power on the international stage.

Walkersia

Grecia

Minor Power

While achieving a victory against Meatton, Walkersia has yet to prove itself against any other nations, and thus remains a minor power. Perhaps its hatred of Porpoise Isle and strategic position will see them becoming more relevant in the future.

Wawawewa point

Grecia

Minor Power

Wawawewa Point is only a minor power because there isn't a lower ranking. This "nation" consists of a bunch of drifters who may, MAY have secured a home for themselves at some far flung corner of Grecleria.

Yuktibonia

Grecia

Power

Yuktibonia has made itself into a power very quickly, partially by throwing itself right into the ffairs of the other powers, and earning the respect of those nations. Other powers now consider what Yuktibonia may do in a theoretical conflict, and the Yuktibonian leader has shown himself no stranger to wheeling and dealing. This paper looks forward to seeing what this ambitious nation may do in the future.


The State of Cream Sauce

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