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There is a link to an empty template for a Wiki-style factbook attached to the regional description. As for my nation, it is essentially an alternate, democratic Kazakhstan in which Nazarbayev is deposed in 2000.

Hope that helps!

KMC News- Election Special

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BREAKING: President Zhaparov calls for surprise snap election

In a statement earlier today, Krazhnoyevsk痴 leader, President Erasyl Zhaparov, made known his wish to hold a snap election within the coming month. Whereas some were taken aback by the move, many have said that there is nothing surprising about the decision.

鄭s Mr Zhaparov痴 term draws towards its end, says Opposition Leader Zharmakhan Tuyakbay, 妬t makes perfect sense for him to hold an election to consolidate his majority in the Mazhilis while his approval ratings are high and he still has the chance. If successful, he will have a chance become the longest-serving President in Krazhnoyevsk痴 history, not counting the years under the dictator, President Nazarbayev.

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The upcoming election: explained

By the beginning of October, the nation will have held the first ever snap election in its independent history. Here is a run-down of Krazhnoyevsk痴 political history, as well as a summary of the parties and coalitions running in the election.

In the year 2000, the so-called 溺illennium Revolution took place, which saw Dictator Nazarbayev deposed peacefully in favour of a new, democratic government. The party that spearheaded the deposal, the Millennium Party, won the subsequent general election, promising a 渡ew, democratic era for Krazhnoyevsk. However, after five years of Millennium Party rule, the 2005 elections saw a shock upset to the party, with the government being replaced by the Alliance for Progress (AFP), a coalition of various centre-left political factions and parties. This clearly showed that the novelty of the Milennium Party had run dry, and that, if the party were to succeed, a new start was necessary.

Taking the reins in 2007, Erasyl Zhaparov, previous Governor of Shymkent, promised this new start. Rebranding the party as the New Democratic Alliance, he began to extend his libertarian free market influence into the party, and to clear out the cobwebs left in the old, dead Milennium Party. Drawn to his charisma and attractive policies which advocated political and social progress, he gained a huge number of supporters in the run-up to the 2010 elections, in which he essentially pulled the rug from under the AFP, as many who would have otherwise voted for them chose instead to vote for Zhaparov. In coalition with the strangely-named Pirate Party, a small party advocating privacy and consumer rights, he formed the third government since Nazarbayev痴 deposal.

In 2015, he was re-elected, this time with a majority. He was clearly starting to become the most popular President in Krazhnoyevsk痴 history, but that doesn稚 mean to say that he didn稚 have opponents. Many drawn further to the left and right considered him as too 斗ukewarm, and that the only reason why he has been so successful is because of this. This makes sense: in the 2015 election, seats which were once under firm control of the AFP and Conservative Party both voted in droves for Zhaparov, and purely, many claim, due to what has been dubbed the 纏haparov effect: personal charisma as opposed to genuine policies.

And now, in 2019, he has called for a snap election to consolidate his majority. But how likely is this? 鏑ess likely than many seem to believe, says political commentator Amina Rostova. 的n the four years since the 2015 elections, a lot has happened. The belief that it is time for a new government is far more common than it was in 2015. Many are fearing, albeit subconsciously in many cases, the potential effects of another Zhaparov administration: for those who were alive in the turbulent post-Soviet years, the memories of the nation under Nazarbayev are all too familiar. Not to mention that Krazhnoyevsk痴 politics, unlike in the past, are moving further away from the centre, and closer and closer to the left and right of the political spectrum. Many would argue that this is what culminated in the Almaty Protests which took place not that long ago.

So here we are. It is no secret that these elections will have an astronomical impact on the future of Krazhnoyevsk. And the parties running are in fact a lot closer together than it may seem. Who are those parties, you may ask? Well...

New Democratic Alliance (centre, purple)
Leader: Erasyl Zhaparov
Ideology: Free-market libertarian
Other info: In government since 2010

Alliance for Progress (centre-left, orange)
Leader: Zharmakhan Tuyakbay
Ideology: Social democrat; Democratic socialist
Other info: In government 2005-2010

Conservative Party (centre-right, dark blue)
Leader: Azat Peruashev
Ideology: Conservative
Other info: 2nd largest party in opposition

National Workers Party (far-left, red)
Leader: Vladislav Kosarev
Ideology: Marxist-Leninist
Other info: The last remains of Communist sentiment in Krazhnoyevsk

Pirate Party (centre, light blue)
Leader: Marat Mulkubaev
Ideology: Civil rights; copyright reform
Other info: In government 2010-2015

Rukhaniyat Party (centre, green)
Leader: Serik Sultangalijew
Ideology: Green politics
Other info: Fastest growing party in Krazhnoyevsk

Kazakh Patriots Party (far-right, cyan and gold)
Leader: Alinur Turkbayev
Ideology: Nationalist; extreme right
Other info: Criticised by many for its role in recent violent far-right riots in Almaty

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I got banned from the Discord after I asked where to claim a nation. Can I be invited back, or someone atleast message me?
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OOC :
Please can somebody help? The Turkish-State is the one who banned me, and now he is trying to cover that he banned me for no reason by supressing my post.

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OOC:
Please could you stop? I have done nothing wrong. I see why I may have been banned, but I'm sure The Turkish-State knew I was joking, and if not, then I apologise, but I did just ask for where to claim a nation, and nobody told me where, so please could I be invited back?

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South Daehanmingug wrote:(Hi, I知 sorry to keep clogging the RMB, but I applied several days ago and haven稚 heard anything back. I checked discord but couldn稚 find any messages. Is there something I have missed? Or am I already approved?)

OOC: I'll ask around about it - in the meantime if you wanna communicate keep it off the RMB, and preferably use TG or join our Discord server. https://discord.gg/dWwDHq

OOC: This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, businesses, places, events and incidents are either the products of the author's imagination or used in a fictitious manner. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events is purely coincidental, and does not reflect the current real life situation regarding said topics.

China's Technology Innovators Spurred into Overdrive

The 13th five-year plan of 2016-2020 designates "the independence of this country from foreign technology" as a priority, emphasizing that "without innovation, there will always be a technological gap to bridge".

Recently, the country痴 tech scene has moved on from its copycat days, with differentiated, world-class products being the prized asset in markets. As the government seeks to implement more social reforms to make the country even more liveable, and direct the economy towards domestic consumption and services, it seems imperative to do so.

Companies such as Insta360, SIVGA, Huami, and DJI Technology Co. have challenged the decades-old image of China as a clone factory. By having ingenious products designed and developed in decades-old manufacturing centres, companies are able to develop products faster and more cheaply.

"The industrial chain in Guangdong is near perfect," an entrepreneur says.

There are hundreds, if not thousands, of specialist factories in the province, all of which focus on a menagerie of electrical components, such as screws or LCD screens. Suppliers can easily reach out and make deliveries in a day, and a prototype product could easily be assembled and tested in less than a week's time. From a technical perspective, in-house R&D only makes up 60% of a product, and the rest needs to be finished in a factory. Most provinces are capable of hosting both - making innovation particularly easy for locals.

In the past 5 years, venture capital deals soared to a point where it almost matches that of the US. The gaps between California痴 Silicon Valley startups and China痴 new generation of homegrown firms are disappearing.

It is said that under the Greater Bay Area, a megalopolis consisting of Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Foshan, Dongguan, Zhongshan, Jiangmen, Huizhou, Zhaoqing, Hong Kong, and Macau will become a highly attractive consumer market in the future, boasting a population of over 22 million people. Upon completion of the merging, it will essentially become the largest city in the world in terms of population, only surpassed by Tokyo.

Other similar initiatives are ongoing elsewhere as well. The Bohai Economic Rim, which is comprised of Tianjin's, Beijing, Shenyang, Dalian and Qingdao, seeks to rival the Pearl River Delta. The various area's economic strengths include aviation, logistics, shipping, petrochemicals, education, R&D, automobiles, electronics, software, aircraft, manufacturing and health services.

The National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) has stated that just like the FTZs, foreign companies are allowed to freely perform businesses inside both the Greater Bay Area and Bohai Economic Rim, provided they do not infringe upon the energy security, energy or natural resources industries within the area.

Elsewhere, the NDRC has also stated that it would be working on reforming the living standards of rural society. Currently, rural society comprises 45% of the population and varies in terms of livelihood. In southern and coastal China, rural areas are developing and approaching urban status. However, in the northwest and western regions, rural society remains primitive, with basic needs such as running water and accessible transportation posing major problems.

The increased commercial activity produced a high degree of growth for rural areas, especially in areas like Guangdong and Jiangsu provinces.

In 2013, the government announced a new plan to develop rural regions by raising rural persons' income and reducing obstacles in development. Family farms, organized cooperatives, industrial and commercial enterprises were encouraged to set up operations in rural areas.

The NDRC has thereby unveiled a new plan to better spur rural growth, dubbed "Ningxia-Qinghai-Gansu 2020". Under the N-Q-G 2020, various state-owned enterprises will set up branch offices, plants and factories in rural areas, to provide for growth in such areas. Chances of employment will increase, and as cities tackle problems of overpopulation and crowding, moving facilities to rural areas may help solve the problem.

"If we set up 3 plants in a rural village, we'll employ around a thousand workers in the process," a spokesperson for an SOE stated. "When you have thousands of said workers clustered in this village, shops, businesses and infrastructure will naturally make their way to expand operations. Slowly but surely, the markets there will get larger, the village will grow in size, and we'll be able to uplift the impoverished there."

The China Electronics Technology Group has stated that it would be opening 4 electrical component manufacturing plants in Guazhou, Gaotai, Xunhua and Haidong. NORINCO has also announced that it will be opening an arms manufacturing plant, which specializes in firearm receivers and barrels, in Zhangye.

Huaneng Renewables has also stated that it would begin construction of a wind and solar panel farm in the Hongsibu District of Ningxia.

The NDRC has also announced a new initiative to begin the clustering of businesses in the form of a Special Economic Zone surrounding Xining and Lanzhou - with official documents calling it the "Western Economic Zone". "These businesses will not touch upon autonomous prefectures or counties, as to preserve the country's unique diversity in ethnic culture. These will only operate in rural prefectures, or prefecture-level cities," a spokesperson said.

TNCA Noticias | Independence day coverage
198 years of national independence

Flag raising ceremony
- 20:00 hrs, Guatemala City

Today the cadets of the Polytechnic school of the ministry of the national Defence raised the national flag of Central America, fallowed by the intonation of the national anthem of the republic of Central America "The Grenadier" commemorating the 198th anniversary of national independence. After the intonation of the national anthem a moment of silence was held for the soldiers killed action defending the peace and sovereignty of the country and it's people.

After the moment of silence, President Nayib Bukele gave his statement and "shout of independence."

"Seeing the flag wave in the air is indescribable, it gives a sensation full of patriotism and love to Central America, it makes us proud to be born in this country. There is no better patriotic embelm that promotes in the best way the identity and unity of the Central Americans, than our blue and white flag.

During the month of September the colors blue and white gallantly remind the whole world that we are a country free, sovereign, and independent. Let's remember that Central America needs us more than ever to live in the spirit of patriotism and national unity and tell the world that we are a country that will always fight to defend its sovereignty and freedom which is a vow we have given to our fatherland.

Today we gallantly wave our blue and white flag, the flag of the center of the America's, the flag that identifies and unifies us, the flag of our country.

Long live our independence, Long live Central America."

The speech was fallowed by a fireworks show with intonations of folk music which was displayed to the public. The day was full of activities such as the commemoration of the Battle of San Jancito and General Francisco Morazan, along with multiple parades in several cities across the country such as the lantern parade in San Jos. Tomorrow the Independence Military and Civic parade which will be held in the constitutional plaza and other cities in the country.

TRT World

Ayla-ah Kim honoured at Turkish Military Academy (Ankara)

In a event organized by the Turkish Armed Forces, PGP Chairmen, also known by her military rank as Major was honoured today at the prestigious Turkish Military Academy for her bravery shown in 2015 where she rescued her group of 11 from a surprise PKK attack. Naturalizing the terrorists, while her group only suffered a single injury. Her immense bravery saw her also promoted to the rank of Major, even being considered as President Akşener's pick for the Ministry of Defense at one point. In the school auditorium the soldiers from her group were present, as well as Kim's fiance Hana Adrović. After Lieutenant General Metin İyidil spoke, Major Ayla-ah Kim was welcomed to the stage, dressed in formal military garb. Saluting the crowd, before a moment of silence was played for the Eternal President, as customary at military events. After the moment of silence, wiping a tear from her eye, she spoke.

"Bravery, fearlessness, courageousness, and sacrifice, these are the characteristics that our army is synonymous. As we stand here today, here on behalf of our martyrs, a sign of our victory on the global stage. The show the world that yes, the Turks can be killed, but they can never be conquered. Our armies mobilized once for our people, every private turned to a roaring lion, spilled blood brings victory from the skies. We have not let a single drop of blood that touches our heavenly grounds go in vain. It is our ancestors, our grandfathers, and their fathers before them who protected this heroic lineage. Always heroic in their actions, to protect the Turkish nation. Our armies march and bask in the glory of the Turkish people, the Turkish nation, one endowed with a sacred duty from our Eternal President, to love nationalism with passion, to destroy our enemies, and let them suffer in their cursed disgrace so that our people may live and thrive freely. The Marmara under siege, our future came from the Black Sea, as the crimson banner rippled across the sky. The Bandırma approached Anatolia once more, our Eternal President stepping foot on Anatolia, declared a traitor by the Ottoman Empire for uttering the phrase 'As they have come, so they will go'. It is this spirit, that phrase that guides of forward. That has given way for the crimson banner across the world to ripple proudly. Soldiers, guns ready. Our will for peace, stronger than ever. The Turkish people in enjoyment of victory, it is our soldiers, the conquerors of our enemies, the liberators of the Turkish people. It is a campaign that never ends, a will to exist freely that will never be extinguished. A flag painted in the blood of our martyrs, stretched across our homeland as a castle to defend ourselves. Hail to you! O glorious crimson banner, O our glorious Eternal President. May your call to victory fly high in the skies, across Turkish waters, on our soil. And forever be the call of the Turkish people to victory! But all this can be summed up in one phrase, one simple phrase that will guide us to millennia of victory. 'How happy is the one who calls them self a Turk!'.

As a roar of applause breaks from the military command, Ayla-ah returns to her seat, as the ceremony continues with other soldiers from her group speaking. Afterwards the group, along with their spouses leave for Anıtkabir to pay respects to the Eternal President of the Turkish Republic. Each writing a small note for the Eternal President in the notebook at his mausoleum. All standing back as another moment of silence is held, saluting the tomb of the Eternal President. The moment of silence coming to an end as the guards at Anıtkabir fire a symbolic 23 bullets into the sky, symbolizing the year 1923, when the Turkish Republic was formed.

Beograd Danas,
September 15th, 2019.

PRESIDENT VETOES GOVERNMENT'S MANDATORY INDEPENDENT SEATS DECISION

After Leader of the Opposition David Bojčić passed his proposal in Skup嗾ina, calling for an Constitutionl referendum on the same day as the general elections in January, Government has had a meeting. Meeting was presided by Prime Minister Adam Marković, who put forward a proposal for presenting a mandatory 10% of seats reserved for independent MPs in Skup嗾ina, as a way to answer towards the unplanned referendum passing. Proposal was accepted by Ministers on a vote, while proposal for additional works on Skup嗾ina building maintainance were denied as costy and unnecessary.

This afternoon, after proposal for presenting of mandatory independent seats in Skup嗾ina came to President Lazar B. Jerkov's office, he decided to veto it. This is a first time that he's to veto a Government's decision since he took office back in 2018, and so all eyes were suddenly turned to him. On a press conference held regarding the veto decision, he said:

I think that presenting of any kind of quotas in Skup嗾ina work should be vetoed, as an attempt to undermine the clear expression of people's political will. If people are to vote for independent candidates, they may do it under the present legal circumstances, as our law doesn't prohibit independent candidates from entering the Skup嗾ina if they reach the treshold of 1%, while parties and citizens groups need to pass treshould of 5% to enter Skup嗾ina. Therefore, I see no reason for passing the mandatory decisions. Independent candidates have never been a popular way of political organizing, as our people have a huge trust in traditional political parties. I spoke with RH Speaker of Skup嗾ina Dragoljub Mićunović, who informed me this afternoon that since he entered Skup嗾ina in 1990 as a DS leader, he doesn't remember a successfull project of non-partisian political organizing in Serbia. Therefore, in accordance with his advise, I've decided to veto it."

Serbian laws now make it able to PM Marković to attempt to pass a proposal once again trough Skup嗾ina, but he informed the public that he is not going to do that, as he has understood the message sent by President. On the other side, Leader of the Opposition said that this is a clear situation of internal conflict inside the ruling coalition, and that he's going to end it all after ND win next elections in january and Serbia becoma a monarchy on a referendum.

TNCA Centroam駻ica | 198 years of independence
- Constitutional Plaza, Guatemala City

Military and Civic parade
Today the Central American armed forces lead the military and civic parade "Nation of heroes" commemorating 198 years if national independence, in the capital city.

During the military parade, citizens could of observed the various military units of the country and thier modern equipment of protection, weaponry, impressive vehicles, replica of ARCA-Turrialba, and an air show. The military parade included personnel from all military branches army, air force, navy, honor guard and cadets from all military institutions of the country such as the Polytechnic school, captain Gerardo Barrios, Fransisco Morazan, etc.

Fallowed by the military parade, personnel of the National Police and National Public Security Academy departed to march in the parade, showing their modern equipment, vehicles, and dogs to the public, in total 3,000 military and police personnel, various equipment and vehicles took part of the parade.

After the Military and police parade, the civic students marches began directed by their school bands. According to organizers more than 3,000 students from various educational institutions were part of the civic round.

Prior to the parade, a flower offering was given, fallowed by a 21- gun salute and intonation of the national anthem was given in honor of the independence heroes. The tribute was made in the constitutional plaza early morning.

Juchean Korea wishes to trade with comrade-neighbor Zhonghua Minzu Gongheguo

Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un welcomes Number 2 of China and express wishes to establish and maintain warm and friendly relation with the Great Nation of Zhonghua Minzu Gongheguo.

After the public meeting and speech infront the cameras, Dear Leader Kim Jong-un asks comrade Number 2 to join him in the Chairman People's Office.

Kim Jong-un: Here's the thing, i won't waste our time, especially now when events come and go fast. This is not the age of Kim Il-sung or Mao Tse Tung anymore, now with the globalization, internet and so many international, inter-governmental and inter-regional organizations, there are so many news we need to open special ministry just for that (sarcastical laugh).

Lack of oil cripple us. We need oil. I won't lie to you, we waited Russia to reply us, but still no response from them. We will wait some more time and then turn to you about oil. We know you import as well, but we hope we can reach some deal. One step at a time.

Food is also concern for us. One cold year, or one flood, storm and our food stock is halved. We hope your agricultural production still don't fill all the markets and there's some to be sold to us? We follow closely your agricultural development and are fairly surprised how good it is progressing. We need meat, vegetable, fruits, maybe fruit juices (preferably Chinese, not re-import), but we wouldn't mind if you put in some exotic fruit like bananas, pineapple, kiwi, mango and lemon. In fact, put in lemon specially, you can never have enough of vitamine C. We would like to purchase 10 million tonnes of food from you, that's aproximately 830,000 tonnes per month.

Military equipment is third thing I wish to import. Recently I updated Military Doctrine so despite we are able to produce most of the stuff, we need certain hardware. Namely equipment from the mid-Cold War, I am not willing to spend alot on modern weaponry and have just a few pieces of it. Quantity over quality. Tanks, artillery, planes, helicopters, submarines, ships, guns, trucks, everything. If you have older equipment in reserve, and you are willing to sell it, write me a list what do you offer and what amount. I am primarily focused on submarines and anti-air, but maybe you have something to offer that i overlooked, but need. If we reach a deal, you will get rid of older equipment, and we get what we want, win-win.

As you know, we do not have hard currency, we are socialist nation, so we hope we can barter. We have coal, steel, timber and fish. We can also build vehicles like trucks, cars, buses and trains, but as i said, we lack oil to power our factories. Our construction sector is also developed and highly skilled, though there is not much to build anymore, in this small country, now just maintenance, perhaps oversea? Anyway, as i said, we can build vehicles, but lack oil, if you send oil and specific request, there is no problem churning automotive products for you.

            Preparation for 1st Pacific Summit
            Dutton Park, Brisbane, Queensland

As the First Pacific Summit approaches, the Queensland State Government has begun preparing for the arrival of representatives from New Zealand, Indonesia, and Central America. The Pacific Alliance Australian Ambassador Tony Abbott has been seen landing at Brisbane's Archerfield Airport, and was met by reporters early this week.

Abbott annouced that the plan is to talk about the Alliance's current progress, climate change, terrorism, trade, tourism, joint defence training, and the like. He also mentioned talking about the Alliance's structure, but no clarification as to what that meant was given.

The Alliance, although small, hopes to grow in the near future.

Juchean Korea wrote:Juchean Korea wishes to trade with comrade-neighbor Zhonghua Minzu Gongheguo

Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un welcomes Number 2 of China and express wishes to establish and maintain warm and friendly relation with the Great Nation of Zhonghua Minzu Gongheguo.

After the public meeting and speech infront the cameras, Dear Leader Kim Jong-un asks comrade Number 2 to join him in the Chairman People's Office.

Kim Jong-un: Here's the thing, i won't waste our time, especially now when events come and go fast. This is not the age of Kim Il-sung or Mao Tse Tung anymore, now with the globalization, internet and so many international, inter-governmental and inter-regional organizations, there are so many news we need to open special ministry just for that (sarcastical laugh).

Lack of oil cripple us. We need oil. I won't lie to you, we waited Russia to reply us, but still no response from them. We will wait some more time and then turn to you about oil. We know you import as well, but we hope we can reach some deal. One step at a time.

Food is also concern for us. One cold year, or one flood, storm and our food stock is halved. We hope your agricultural production still don't fill all the markets and there's some to be sold to us? We follow closely your agricultural development and are fairly surprised how good it is progressing. We need meat, vegetable, fruits, maybe fruit juices (preferably Chinese, not re-import), but we wouldn't mind if you put in some exotic fruit like bananas, pineapple, kiwi, mango and lemon. In fact, put in lemon specially, you can never have enough of vitamine C. We would like to purchase 10 million tonnes of food from you, that's aproximately 830,000 tonnes per month.

Military equipment is third thing I wish to import. Recently I updated Military Doctrine so despite we are able to produce most of the stuff, we need certain hardware. Namely equipment from the mid-Cold War, I am not willing to spend alot on modern weaponry and have just a few pieces of it. Quantity over quality. Tanks, artillery, planes, helicopters, submarines, ships, guns, trucks, everything. If you have older equipment in reserve, and you are willing to sell it, write me a list what do you offer and what amount. I am primarily focused on submarines and anti-air, but maybe you have something to offer that i overlooked, but need. If we reach a deal, you will get rid of older equipment, and we get what we want, win-win.

As you know, we do not have hard currency, we are socialist nation, so we hope we can barter. We have coal, steel, timber and fish. We can also build vehicles like trucks, cars, buses and trains, but as i said, we lack oil to power our factories. Our construction sector is also developed and highly skilled, though there is not much to build anymore, in this small country, now just maintenance, perhaps oversea? Anyway, as i said, we can build vehicles, but lack oil, if you send oil and specific request, there is no problem churning automotive products for you.

OOC: This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, businesses, places, events and incidents are either the products of the author's imagination or used in a fictitious manner. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events is purely coincidental, and does not reflect the current real life situation regarding said topics.

Number 2's meeting with Kim Jong-Un

Following Number 2's entry into Pyongyang, wherein the Supreme Leader of North Korea Kim Jong-Un received him, it was reported that some headway was made regarding the Chairman's request.

Currently, the country is embarking on an ambitious plan to increase its strategic oil reserves from the previous allotment of 90 days to 200 days, or roughly 4.22 billion barrels of oil. The NDRC has reached out to Afsharid Persia with requests to increase oil imports threefold for the next month, to values of $32.4 billion. In addition, the NDRC has also looked into the option of purchasing oil from The Turkestan State, which has two oil refineries with 237,000 barrels worth of capacity per day.

The country would be happy to export up to 20,000 barrels per day, which would be enough to fulfil the DPRK's oil consumption of 17,000 barrels per day. Additionally, the option for both countries to engage in the sharing of oil reserves remains open.

China ranks first in worldwide agricultural output, and supports over 20% of the global population. Farmers mainly produce rice, wheat, potatoes, tomato, sorghum, peanuts, tea, millet, barley, cotton, oilseed and soybeans. However, the nation only exports processed seafood, animal food, poultry, confectionary, pasta, sugars, sauces, seasonings, cigarettes, fruit juice, tomatoes, wine, mushrooms, coffee, tea, yeast, chocolates, beer, vegetables, soybean meal, onions, grapes, citrus, perfume plants, saps, fruits, rice, spices, cabbages, peppers, nuts, legumes, baked goods and malt extract - short of its full potential.

The Ministry of Commerce has announced that it will be preparing relief shipments of over 5,000 tonnes of foods, including vegetables, rice, millet, wheat and canned items, for export on an annual basis, as the country seeks to juggle the mutual needs of 2 billion citizens and its allies. Over 500,000 packages of instant noodles, 1,000,000 bottles of beverages, and 80 tonnes of fruit are also said to be on the export list, with first deliveries made on the 20th.

"We expect that the leadership of the DPRK and the WPK find a way to ensure optimal distribution of these relief shipments," Number 2 said to a member of the press. "Food is a valuable commodity, and we cannot always come to the need of the DPRK constantly."

Number 2 has also looked into the possibility of exporting farming technologies and seeds to its Korean neighbour, as to bolster its domestic agricultural production. "In 2017, the DPRK's food production was at 4.7 million tonnes. We hope to increase it to 5.0 million tonnes, if not more."

As for arms sales, the Central Military Commission has also offered 2 of its Type 051G Destroyers for use by the Korean People's Navy.

Launched in 1990 and commissioned in 1991, the Type 051G is the latest and most modern variant of the Type 051 series of destroyers. The two G-variant ships were named the Zhanjiang and Zhuhai. Both ships were equipped with Type 354 3-D G/H band air and surface search radar, four twin YJ-8 missile launchers, and a French DUBV-23 search sonar and DUBV-43 variable depth sonar.

The destroyers boast 100 mm guns with autoloaders, a HQ-7 SAM launcher, and the Yu-7 lightweight torpedo. They were equipped with the ZKG-4A and ZKG-4B combat data systems respectively.

Said ships were put on sale for $400,000,000RMB, or $56,638,700 USD each last month - but Number 2 has stated that the Central Military Commission has agreed to transfer the two Type 051G ships to the Korean People's Navy, free of charge. Its original complement will remain on-duty until it enters the waters of the DPRK, wherein they will train local sailors on how to operate and maintain the vessel.

It is expected that every sailor operating the Zhanjiang and Zhuhai destroyers would accumulate over 20 hours worth of experience and training in its operations, before the ships will be fully transferred to the Korean People's Navy.

The PLA has also looked forward to unloading its stock of retired pistols and weapons. These include the Type 54 (a clone of the TT-33), Type 59 (based on the Makarov PM), Type 80, and Type 64 pistols. It is said that over 283,000 Type 54s, 120,000 Type 59s, 5,000 Type 80s and 23,000 Type 64s will be transferred to the Korean People's Army, alongside 655,000 Type 63 assault rifles.

Other items on the agenda include the NJ130, NJ230, FAW CA-10, and FAW CA-30 trucks, of which 223, 349, 129 and 394 will be transferred to the DPRK respectively.

The Ministry of Culture and Tourism has also invited Okryu-gwan, a restaurant which has defined the culinary life of Pyongyang since the 1980s, to open a branch restaurant in Yanbian, citing a large 800,000 strong Korean diaspora in the city. It has also authorized the circulation of 20,000 copies of the Kulloja magazine, 25,000 copies of the Chollima magazine, and 90,000 copies of the Rodong Sinmun every month to Yanbian, in an attempt to allow Korean diaspora easier access to DPRK materials in the country.

Beograd Danas,
September 16th, 2019.

DEPUTY FOREIGN MINISTER MET WITH HER PARTY LEADER

Deputy Foreign Minister Hana Adrović met with leader of DS and Minister of Education and Culture Martina Nastić-Stojičić. Two ladies have spent one hour in talks about rights of LGBTTQQIAAP community in Serbia, and proper way that DS as a party could help it. As a lesbian herself, addmitting it few weeks ago while making her long-term relationship with Turkish politician Ayla-ah Kim, Hana Adrović is an important partner in internal party talks about the status of sexual minorities. On the other side, as the former Prime Minister during whose 2010-1018 term gay marriages were legalized, Martina Nastić-Stojičić is someone of great trust from the LGBT... community. After the meeting finished, two of them has held a press conference regarding the results of their talks.

"It is a great priviledge that former Prime Minister and the leader of our party has invited me to speak with her today, about the subject which affects me more than many others in our great party. We spoke about further legal measures that our party should attempt to pass trough Skup嗾ina, as important steps that would make the lives easier for everyone who feels as a part of sexual minorities in Serbia, the steps that would make us all feel accepted. Our party has always been a stable ground for all policies concerning the minority rights in Serbia, both before and after we joined the EU. As such, we have a specific duty towards our own legacy, a duty that carries a specific importance and credibility of our party among the minorities." - said Hana Adrović.

"It is always a great pleasure to spend some time with such a great person as Ms. Adrović is. For the largest part of my term as the Prime Minister, she was on the streets both as journalist and activist, supporting my proposal of policies in Skup嗾ina, those which I believed to be the right policies, as I do believe now. I believe that all people deserve the equal opportunity to develop their personal abilities on a social level up to the realistic maximum. Therefore, I was never afraid to stand up for creating of such opportunities. From 1990, when DS was founded, our party has struggled for personal freedoms and opportunities. When I put forward a proposal to legalize the gay marriage in 2012, Skup嗾ina majority looked at me like if I did something of a criminal nature. I understood very well that if DS wants to lead the positive change in our society, we must move forward faster than others. Today, I believe the same. Therefore, I decided to put Ms. Adrović on head of our party team for writting a new bill - one that would now enable LGBT... couples to adopt children. I am sure that Ms. Adrović, as a lesbian, has more credibility to speak of such subject than anyone other and that therefore she would be able to defend her bill as something concerning her personally. I also believe that this bill would face up a strong opposition by conservative elements in all three parties. And right because of that fact, we must show once again the power of the democratic approach and pass the law until the January general elections." - said Martina Nastić-Stojičić.

This is believed to be the first elections campaign move made by DS leadership, putting forward the civil rights agenda which always in the past gave them a plenty of votes among the liberal citizens. By putting forward a young face and promissing politician as Hana Adrović is, empowering her over such important agenda for DS, Nastić-Stojičić is probably playing on the card of presenting the new young generation to voting base, as she was highly criticized to be the person of the past who should resign soon. It is still not clear would DS be able to win another elections led by old leadership, but for now no one presents the serious threat to her leadership position except the young rebel group of MPs led by MP Bal啾 Bo柞vić.

Pars News Agency - Tehran

Prime Minister Arash Damavandi Condemns State of-Israel and March 14 Lebanon

The newly elected Prime Minister of Afsharid Persia, Arash Damavandi gave a press interview where he gave his input on the upcoming Israeli elections and condemned the recent events in March 14 Lebanon.

The press interview was given from the Prime Minister's Office of the Royal Palace. Damavandi began his speech by pulling up the same map shown by current Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during one of his campaign speech which depicted a map of "Greater Israel", with the Jordan Valley colored in as part of Israeli territory. The map was colored in the flag of Israel except the Star of David was replaced with a Swastika.

"I was appalled at the map shown by Prime Minister Netanyahu during his campaign rally. It's shocking that the European-Union closes their eyes on the actions of the expansionist Zionist regime yet decides instead to help heighten tensions in Boznia-Hersegovina. Netanyahu has truly exposed his own regime's fascist and expansionist ideology. They are no different than the Nazis which they denounce so much. I would like to iterate that Persia will forever stand by our Palestinian brothers and sisters. Even if the whole world abandons the Palestinian cause, Persia will remain by their side."

When asked about the situation in March 14 Lebanon, the Prime Minister also reiterated support for Hezbollah.

"We condemn the recent ongoing events in Lebanon. This is nothing short of a Zionist supported coup against the popularly supported Hezbollah. The Zionists wish to go country by country, eliminating their foes and expanding their cancerous influence. They have tried to get rid of us as well, but alhamdullilah we are still here, stronger than ever."

The Prime Minister also mentioned Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif along with a delegation of Persian companies will be travelling to Zhonghua Minzu Gongheguo to sign new trade deals between the two countries. Both countries are a member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization and have shared close ties. It is expected that Persia will also sign a new oil deal with China and increase oil exports to the east Asian country.

Monday, September 16th, 2019 - Tehran

Beograd Danas,
September 17th, 2019.

IVICA DAČIĆ NAMED SPOKESMAN OF NEW DEMOCRACY (ND)

Less than two weeks after he has passed from ruling SDP to opposition ND, due to SDP lack of energy and ability to handle the successful referendum campaign, MP Ivica Dačić was named ND Spokesman this morning. This comes as a controversial move, probably advised by party leaders Chieff of Cabinet Milomir Marić, who was revealed to be negotiating about Dačić's pass from SDP to ND as a representative of party leader David Bojčić. As someone who gathered most of his popularity in recent days by his offensive and often racist comments about different political factors and persons, Dačić is someone who was until today seen as a man with questionable fitting into the mainstream policy of his party, which seems to attempt to position itself as a civic-right wing party.

In his first press comment after the naming on a new position this morning, he said:

"There are plenty of those who see me as a fool, and that is their right. But even to them, my committment to my political ideals is out of question. I am thankful to my new party for offering me a chance to put my political potentials in charge of making this nation better and preparing us for both general elections and the most important referendum that I remember in January. But to seek victory, we must seek alliances with successful parties. Therefore, I am going to raise a question of ND with Turkish party MHP, which is a party responsible for massive purges in Bosnia. I strongly believe that there are better parties for cooperation on the Turkish political scene, take IYI for example, as far less radical and more cooperative. Of course, it is not just up to me and we are surely going to have a democratic vote over that question, and I hope that it is going to pass as I do believe that majority in our party opposes cooperation with MHP." - said Dačić.

"We shall see, it is up to party to decide. Our friend Ivica often goes in public with turbulent statements, which is a part of his charm and his democratic right to do so, but we should see what party is going to say and not what each of us has to say." - shortly commented party leader David Bojčić.

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Korea One News

President Park Ends Homosexual Ban in the Military

While homosexuality is technically legal in Korea, it is still against the law to be gay, lesbian, or bisexual in the Korean military. As a former member of the navy and the first bisexual president of Korea, President Kim has been vocal about his support for LGBTQ+ rights throughout his campaign.

的t痴 absurd that in a country that promises freedom of love and demands military service from all, that the military can take action against service members for their sexual orientation.

In the past, the Republic of Korea Army used troll accounts on gay dating platforms to trick and arrest soldiers. The new bill has been voted into action by the National Assembly with a narrow majority, showing that though Kim痴 National Liberals control the government, it is only by a very narrow margin. The United Nations has called on an action such as this for ten years now, and it is a landmark victory for the president, his husband, and other members of the LGBTQ+ community.

Asia: Tensions, Conflicts, and Technology; How South Korea is Responding to a Rapidly changing World

Recent deals between South Korea痴 biggest opponent, North Korea (Juchean Korea) and China (Zhonghua Minzu Gongheguo) have sparked tension in the South. China has sold a vast quantity of weapons to the northern regime.

In a statement to the press, Minister for National Defense Yang Jin-man said, 鍍he recent deals between China and North Korea unnecessarily enflame the previously peaceful situation on the Korean Peninsula. This is a clear threat to our national security, and we do not take it lightly. Retaliatory measures are being taken.

South Korea is encouraging The United American-States to increase standing sanctions on North Korea.

Additionally, South Korea is planning several live fire training exercises along the border, and they have resumed their loud speaker broadcasts. These broadcasts include western news, Kpop, and anti Kim Regime propaganda, and they can be heard for miles across the border. The speakers were previously turned off as a sign of good will due to ongoing talks between the North and South.

OOC: This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, businesses, places, events and incidents are either the products of the author's imagination or used in a fictitious manner. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events is purely coincidental, and does not reflect the current real life situation regarding said topics.

Ceramic Body Armour to be used by PLA

Military authorities say that ground and naval units within the PLA will be provided with ceramic body armour, to offer greater protection against high-velocity rifle fire during combat.

In 2010, the PLA introduced a new series of body armour, which utilizes Type 07 style digital camouflage pattern. Its protective plates are made out of aluminium oxide ceramic plates or ballistic steel, which is able to protect against most rifle threats but not considered military grade. Domestic production output for aluminium oxide ceramics circa 2005 was roughly 8,852,000 tonnes.

The PLA has looked into introducing a new series of body armour, which is based on boron carbide. "We will replace armour sets made with ballistic steel to aluminium oxide, and any new sets will be made out of boron carbide," a statement said. "We are also experimenting with other forms of composite armour to offer better protection."

It was reported that a derivative of Kanchan Armour would be used, due to its lightweight and compact characteristics, and a honeycomb structure to reduce material costs. It is said to include layers of boron carbide, aluminium oxide, fibreglass and a thin steel backing plate, with a total thickness of 125mm. It will reportedly be able to stop assault rifle rounds and sniper rifle rounds.

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SOEs to do business in Sinijiu, Juchean Korea

Following leadership talks with the DPRK, it is said that a Special Economic Zone for Chinese investments will be opened in Sinuiju, which lies near the Sino-Korean border. Number 2 has stated that several state-owned enterprises will open branch operations there, with the potential of constructing large factories or plantations to boost economic growth within the DPRK.

It has also been said that the Ministry of Commerce would allow for the legitimate export of DPRK fish catches to Liaoning. Fisheries within the DPRK rhythmically export seafood, primarily crab, as the Yellow Sea waters of the country can reportedly improve the taste of the produce, making it immensely popular.

The YTO Group Corporation, which manufactures agricultural tractors, engines, combine harvesters and farming equipment, has stated that a branch office in Sinijiu would be opened to facilitate mass exports of farming equipment to the DPRK. It has also made plans with local governments to construct a 900-worker factory, which would be able to manufacture 300 vehicular assets per day.

Several private businesses have also approached local governments with plans to manufacture chemical fertilizers on-site in Sinijiu, although they pend approval.

Kim Jae-ryong, Premier of DPRK

Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un authorized me to continue the talks about the deal with Zhonghua Minzu Gongheguo, we are thankful and honored after your offer, and we are glad our relations started so well.

2 ships will be named Kim Il-sung class destroyer and Kim Jong-il class destroyer, after our Great Leaders that established this free nation.

Food purchase is unclear to us, probably lost in translation? How many tons are you willing to sell us each month? Our plan is to import 800,000 tons of food per month, so we will be interested to purchase atleast 200,000 tons of food from China (50,000 tons of grain, 50,000 tons of meat, 50,000 tons vegetables and 50,000 tons fruit).

About the payment, as we asked, are you willing to do Clearing Finance, as we are both Socialist states? Just tell us what do you want from us and we will send, then we do clearing after 30 days (OOC: irl it is 1 year, but for the sake of rp we can do 30 days). Date can be first day of each month for example.

Kim Yong-jae, Minister of External Economic Relations

Juchean Korea would like to establish diplomatic relations with Afsharid Persia and do trade. We are Far Eastern Juchean Republic seeking peace and pursuing sovereignity, and we believe our two great nations can cooperate and do economic trade to enhance life quality of our citizens. Persia is ancient and resource-rich country, with worldwide known culture, and it is our wish to have friendly ties with such people.

Check our state-owned website(ooc: factbook, i will write it soon) for information about our economic output and list of products.

We are also interested whether Iran have railway connection with China, either via Afghanistan or Central Asia?

OOC: This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, businesses, places, events and incidents are either the products of the author's imagination or used in a fictitious manner. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events is purely coincidental, and does not reflect the current real life situation regarding said topics.

Juchean Korea wrote:Kim Jae-ryong, Premier of DPRK

Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un authorized me to continue the talks about the deal with Zhonghua Minzu Gongheguo, we are thankful and honored after your offer, and we are glad our relations started so well.

2 ships will be named Kim Il-sung class destroyer and Kim Jong-il class destroyer, after our Great Leaders that established this free nation.

Food purchase is unclear to us, probably lost in translation? How many tons are you willing to sell us each month? Our plan is to import 800,000 tons of food per month, so we will be interested to purchase atleast 200,000 tons of food from China (50,000 tons of grain, 50,000 tons of meat, 50,000 tons vegetables and 50,000 tons fruit).

About the payment, as we asked, are you willing to do Clearing Finance, as we are both Socialist states? Just tell us what do you want from us and we will send, then we do clearing after 30 days (OOC: irl it is 1 year, but for the sake of rp we can do 30 days). Date can be first day of each month for example.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has released the following statement:

"Currently, we are only capable of exporting 5,000 tonnes of food to the DPRK. We will be able to reach higher levels of export once our farmers and farms have been reconfigured to suit added demand. Grain and vegetables will be available in their entirety of 50,000 tonnes, but the other products may require some time.

Regarding payment, the government has stated that accepted forms of payment include 280 tonnes of rare-earth metals, in addition to 1,076 tonnes of coal."

Beograd Danas,
September 19th, 2019.

ANOTHER REFERENDUM?

This morning, leader of DS Martina Nastić-Stojičić spoke on a press conference in DS headquarters on Vo枦ovac in Belgrade, about her proposal for another referendum:

"In accordance with our partners in Montenegro, who are going to propose similar referendum in their home state, I have submitted a proposal for referendum about unification of Serbia and Montenegro to the Skup嗾ina this morning. RH Speaker Mićunović has accepted to schedule a debate and vote over the matter in Skup嗾ina for September 25th, as I hope it is going to pass. It is a proposal including a working model in a draft version, which would make Montenegro an autonomus part of Serbia in case of eventual unification, with autonomy in areas such as education, domestic security and parliamentary affairs, while having a joint foreign and fiscal policy with Serbia. I believe that both sides could have benefits with this proposal: Montenegro will, as a part of Serbia, become a part of the European Union, and Serbia would have a major economic boost after getting the access to the Adriatic sea. Our party has always stood on the principle of integration and cooperation, as we believe that economic and national unification of brotherly nations is a great model of such principle. Therefore, we believe that our political partners in Montenegro would see the similar interest such as ours, and push for the referendum to pass."

Many people believe that this is an attempt of DS to confront ND on elections over right-wing voters and make SDP chances for success even weaker with their lack of serious agenda over referendum proposals. In present circumstances, it looks alike both ND and SDP would support unification referendum, first one over national and second over social reasons. That is going to be a third vote, along with constitutional referendum and general elections, that Serbian citizens are going to vote about. It is a first time in modern history of Serbia that two referendums and a general elections are going to take place in a same day.

It's about Dam time.
Dhaka Info
Greetings people of Bangladesh, I am your host Mughal Ashram, with info on the Padma Dam. The construction of the Padma Dam has begun construction after it was authorised by Parliament in part of the Green way plan, and is expected for completion in the early in the mid to late 30s. It is hoped to harbour 33 TWH of electricity, and to be used as a help in reducing fossil fuel usage. The parties in favour of the construction are the Soc Dem party, the green party, and the Conservative party (However the Conservative party was more split on the issue) and is opposed by the Nationalist party, the Centre left party, and minor parties. Locals along with researchers are mixed on the issue, a few green ministers questioned other aspects with may tamper with the prospect of being more green, one even said,
"....As seen by the Three Gorges dam, we must take into account the possibility of the disturbance of wildlife who depend on the unaffected stream of the river, a dam may severely damage a species such as the Yanghtze river dolphin, which was driven to extinction after disturbances of human nature."
Amir Hakeen has token to the defense of this by saying,
"We will enforce security to make sure the law is abided and no illegal fishing and such will be used, and unsustainable tactics of fishing to be stricken against. To prevent pressure death for fishes, minimum pressure will be used."
Many critics find faults in this, believing the statement to be intentionally vague. Some villages are outraged, and one of our anchors went to the scene of the rally in Habashbur.

*Chanting in the background "Left to rot!*
Yes, the situation occurring in Habashbur is quite the anger, as many frustrated citizens march to the streets demanding permits for the usage they relied on fishing. The government denies, and this had cause even more demonstrations in the town. Here is one of the members of the rally.
"So why have you joined this protest?"
"Because the government treat fishes better then us. Why should we starve for some stupid public image? I can tell you, after this disregard of us towns men, Hakeen ain't getting a vote from me!"
"Thank you, now how do you think of the nationally sponsored police patrol?"
"A violation of our independence! You know they are also there to snoop around, catching free thinkers like us, it's an insult to our own police force as well, I used to be one myself and I hated the big wigs pouncing on us if we ever slipped up just one bit, to hell with them."
"And, finally, do you think you may still be let way to the power gathered from the dam?"
"To hell with it, climate change ain't even that serious, besides, what the hell kind of impact could a nation like us could do?"
"Thank you for you time, and now, back to hq."
It certainly seems like some of the public aren't having it. Another large problem is the irrigation of people who will threatened by the dam, whilst the government promises compensation, many old towns folk argue this is an eradication of their culture and identity. The Soc dem are attempting to somehow persuade them to let go, however with the backing of those opposing the party, it certainly is a difficultly.

In conclusion, time is the ultimate decider. We must look in awe as those fascinating moment of Bangladesh history occurs.

And now, on to the controversy surrounding the giant commercial shopping company in Bangladesh, "Develop". Develop has been accused by the Ministry of Labour and employment of paying below minimum wage, unfair competition and a shaky record of deals. One large problem that has gained traction in the case against Develop is the green plan, due to Develop importing mainly Electronics, toys, coffee, and tobacco causing a massive footprint. They are also a massive contributor to the single use shopping bag pollution in Bangladesh. Rumours have even circulated that the company has been associated with companies that have practised child labour however this has not been verified, yet sales have still dropped after it began. The CEO, Arnold Point, originally born in the UK but moved after seeing the financial gain of starting a retail business in the ever expanding Dhaka, has this to say about the rumors.
"These alleged claims of child labour is beyond comprehension on how false this is. We bare no records of cases involving this heinous practice, and is simply trying to pull us down. We value our morals, so we most certainly would never do this."

Thoughts of revolting against cooperate after horrific pay has been shed by many employees, with some even below half the legal paying amount. Many anonymous social media users heavily criticise the purposely hard to contact cooperate in order to ask for change, many joke saying,
"Employee satisfaction is our number one concern, as that should most certainly not be happening."
Develop has also been known to rig themselves in favour of them being in a monopoly of status in the shopping market, often buying and dismantling local shops, and targeting stores until they shut down. Deals has also been done involving in more then illegal practices, putting Develop in hot water.

A large legal case began with court in favour of the employees, and Develop has been forced into paying large sums of money and adjusting after several investigations into it.

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Bonjour.

Anybody wanna have some fun?!? :D

*Brandishes whip*

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