The following will be a recap on the past week within Italy. As chaos & unrest gripped the Nation. Several leading news companies were forced to close or halt operations temporarily as the Nation became engulfed in terror. Thus news coming out of Italy was sparse & untrustworthy. Many now likening it to the Dark Ages. This report comes from TgCom24:
"Within the past couple of days. Italy has experienced massive changes. First, after President Mattarella continued to display ineptitude at not only properly gauging the situation of Italy but refusing to adequately address it. The people of Italy quickly rose up against him. What originally started as a grass roots movement to call for snap elections became a mass movement that called for the Government to step down practically overnight. Several thousand protestors flooded Rome to demand the resignation of the Government.
The Carabinieri were called in along with a deployment of soldiers from the Army. However, Army leadership ignored the call. Apparently supporting the public in their demands.
Utilizing the guards previously stationed in the capital. Mattarella held out for an hour before he came out to publicly announce his resignation.
The crowd rejoiced which was mirrored by most of Italy as the opportunity for new leadership arrived amidst the turbulent times the Nation found itself in.
Thus new elections were called. With millions coming out to attempt to vote. A hasty response was made to tally the votes. The results were as follows:
Brothers of Italy - 20%
Lega Nord - 15%
Democratic Party - 11%
Us with Italy - 9%
Italian Socialist Party - 6%
Other - 49% ( third party / other parties)
Once the results were declared. Several actions were taken. First, the Brothers of Italy decided to form a coalition with Lega Nord. Securing a comfortable position in Government with several seats. The party also made attempts to open discussions with the Democratic Party to appease the rest of the voters.
After this, a Government was formed in the wake of the previous disgraced one. Caio Mussolini, the now head of the Brothers of Italy party who led it to victory, was named President of the Republic. Matteo Salvini was named Prime Minister as per the coalition agreement.
Afterwards, Mussolini immediately took action. Capitalizing on Italy's chaos. He introduced several reforms aimed at helping the populace. Some of which are as follows:
Cash deposit of the equivalent of $1,500 USD to each citizen that is eligible (follows the U.S. stimulus plan guidelines).
Large business loans with low interest rates being offered ONLY to small businesses which may be struggling
Business loans with high interest rates being offered to major corporations as a form of bailout or assistance
Subsidies for hospital care for those who may be susceptible to Coronavirus
Subsidies for companies that offer extended paid leave to workers
Expansion of Unemployment Insurance to cover 35% rather than 30% of earnings in the last paycheck.
& more. These reforms caused some concern amongst the populace. While many rejoiced at the economic aid coming their way. A minority voiced concerns over how Italy would fund such projects. Especially as Italian debt was known for being ridiculously high.
Mussolini responded by indicating that he would enter into dialogue with Nations to which Italy owed. Ensuring to communicate the need for Italy to either manage or possibly even temporarily delay or default on payments.
Mussolini's popularity skyrocketed following the move. Which paved the way for his rumored elimination of opposition. Only 2 days after the formation of the Government. Several prominent politicians from Lega Nord, & even members from the Brothers of Italy were declared infected with COVID-19. These members were then isolated & have not been heard from since. This generated controversy amongst the public. Many comparing it to the Night of Long Knives in Nazi Germany. However, Mussolini formally delivered a statement to such a controversy,
"These members have been found to be sick. It would appear they were hiding their sickness under the ineptitude & chaos of the previous regime. That changes now! It doesn't matter if you're poor, rich, a farmer or a politician. If you're sick then you will be given the same treatment as anyone else! No exceptions!"
With the opposition contained. Mussolini met with the Defense Council of Italy. Afterwards, a formal notice, backed by several politicians suspiciously quickly, was given to the Army in which units were to be stationed all across Italy. They would set up emergency centers for testing & relief. They would also begin to set up centers for voting. Many found this last clause rather confusing. However, Army leadership duly carried it out.
Thus we come to current day. The Army is ongoing in its efforts. Many citizens have reported satisfaction at the increased testing & relief provided. Much of the population looks forward to the economic aid provided by the Government. Mussolini has engaged foreign policy & stated, "I will embark Italy in a new era. One in which foreign politics benefits us greatly! No longer will Italy work for foreigners, they will work for us! Italia first!"
- France 24 - English Edition
- 20th April, 2020
- Government Scraps Pension Reform, Plans to Spend More Money as COVID-19 Looms
- France is tearing up its budget program — including the flagship overhaul of its pension system — and plans huge spending as the coronavirus outbreak sends the economy into a deep slump.
- Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire will present an emergency budget Wednesday that will include €45 billion ($50 billion) in spending plus €300 billion in loan guarantees. France's debt will rise above 100% of economic output. The action is based on the economy shrinking 1% this year. But even that is only a provisional figure that could be much worse depending on how the epidemic evolves in the coming weeks and how the hard the U.P.A economy is hit, according to Mr. Le Maire.
- "We are facing an economic and financial war. This economic and financial war will be long, it will be violent and will require all the strength or our nation, Europe and" the G-7 group of advanced economies." Said Mr. Le Marie.
- The crisis has also upended the the economic philosophy of President Emmanuel Macron, who came to power in 2017 promising to pare back the omnipresence of the state in economic life. Now, with most workers confined and businesses shutting activity, the state is taking over the economy in an unprecedented way. Macron's reforms, which include pensions, are suspended. Macron announced Tuesday night the new loan guarantees so that no bank refuses lending to businesses. Mr. Le Maire said the injection of €45 billion of public money to support the economy is only a first estimate. Paying workers on temporary unemployment will cost about €8.5 billion for two months, and delaying tax collection will cost about €32 billion for March, Mr. Le Maire said. The delayed taxes could ultimately be canceled. The government will also set up a "solidarity fund" for companies that have been forced to shut down and small firms whose revenue has sunk more than 70% in March. The fund will cost the state around 1 billion euros for every month it exists and is currently planned for two months in the emergency €45 billion package. Beyond the emergency measures to support workers and businesses, Mr. Le Maire said France would at a later date craft a stimulus program.
- Contain the Spread
20 terrorists with links to Vengeance were today arrested by the AFP
20 people across Jackson, Queensland, and Western Australia, have been arrested by the Australian Federal Police today. All have been alleged to have ties with Jackson terrorist organisation Vengeance, and have been placed in gaol without bail until their court cases later this year. Of the 20 arrested, one was killed in a police shootout.
The shootout occurred just outside Alberta, 372km southeast of Port Jackson City. The 25-year-old native was intercepted at noon, when police arrived at his house to take him into his arrest. The man refused to leave his house, and refused to communicate with the AFP, even when they threatened to break in. Police broke in at 1pm, and found the man in his daughters room, using the 3-year-old as a human shield. The AFP managed to encourage the man to place down his daughter and leave the house. The man ran his kitchen, where he used a Masamune knife to threaten officers. At almost 3pm, the man threw the knife and severely injured one officer. The man was shot on the spot as he reached for a second knife, and is currently in a critical condition at Jackson Territory Hospital.
In Perth, Western Australia Police assisted the AFP in the arrest of a female Papuan individual. The 32-year-old woman reportedly threw a petrol bomb at a WAP vehicle during her arrest, shouting vulgar phrases and referring to the Police as 'imperialist bigots.' The Holden Commodore Divy Van was written off, with the entire engine and most of the bonnet melting before firefighters could arrive. The remainder of the arrest was quite event-less.
Vengeance attacks were planned for Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Port Jackson City, Vasey, and Alberta. Chief Minister of Jackson Natalia Kunnathuparambil stated that she was 'very extraordinarily proud' of the work of the AFP, and hopes to rid the Territory of 'fighters for nonsense and irrelevant causes' by the end of her term.
Secretariat of Foreign Affairs
Over ten weeks ago, China reminded that world of the 1721 edict that essentially banned Catholicism from the country. Three hundred years later, the ban seems to remain in place; and for a country that promotes freedom, the ban remaining in place has put great concern in Mexico. As a response we will be halting economic ties between China and Mexico, unless something is done to right the wrongs of religious persecution. 68 billion dollars worth of trade will be officially closing, and the Mexican consumer market will be looking elsewhere for imports. The Kingdom of Siam have stepped up and have began discussions with Mexico City; the government will also be looking to Central America and Europe to compete for the 60 billion dollar consumer market that has just been left open.
This is also in response to the increasingly difficult economic relations with the Chinese, due to mirroring tactics that will inevitably restrict smaller economies and potentially put local family businesses at risk of being outcompeted by major companies. In consultation with the Secretariat of the Economy, to protect that Mexican economy from being overrun and outcompeted by Chinese businesses, harsh tariffs will be lifted as Mexico will be ceasing ties with China. Beijing's continues targeting towards policies that are to be more than harmful to a country like Mexico where local business do not have the resources to compete with a national corporation, specially those in Beijing who have billions of dollars worth of assets. It is no longer productive to maintain economic ties with the Zhen Dynasty.
There are also massive concerns as to how Beijing has been handling money; with recent statistics showing that the treasury of the Chinese State is not sustainable. With funds being taken out without immediate or even foreseeable long term payback. China is putting out money without seemingly looking at the consequences of its financial undertaking, the International Economics branch of the Bank of Mexico estimates that within the first few months of this year alone Beijing has already spent over $10 billion, and it is projected that from developments from these same plans will have China spent over 2 trillion of dollars in the next few years. Money that it undeniably has, but investments that China cannot secure. China's rapid and aggressive globalisation puts the world economy at risk of another great economic recession, if the Chinese economy was to suddenly run out of money. Mexico City was being very cordial with Beijing, implementing many justified tariffs so that Mexican business can flourish, but with mirroring tactics by Beijing, they have taken the ability for the Mexican economy to compete fairly.
Concerns are also raised with cooperation between Berlin and Moscow in Libya, to supposedly combat Daesh. Although we applaud the cooperation between Moscow and the West, recent activities have shown that Russian interests in Libya may not align with those of NATO. Russia is once again expanding its influence into the Middle East, Central Asia, and North Africa. This is something a blind man would be able to see from miles away; that is not the concerning part. Although that is of top interest, a very viable concern is that we are unsure of what Russian interests are. They have shown to be provocative to the British, and their involvements in the Ukraine remain to be of massive suspicion.
Our concerns grow every day with the state of Europe and our trust for NATO are beginning to slowly dwindle as certain countries have just not shown to be transparent. But this does not at all mean we are condemning the alliance; NATO is integral to global security. It is an international organisation, that does provide international stability, but ensuring security and is one of the greatest forms of deterrence. But Berlin itself knows of the capacity for Russia to be unpredictable, and so we can only advise our European partners to act cautiously and to remember that we are in constant anarchy.
The Jacksonian Era p.4
"I'm Wolf Blitzer and you are in the situation room, where news and information arrive in one place simultaneously. And our first story tonight comes from Charlotte as the son of Jefferey Steven Jackson, Hunter Lee Jackson has been arrested for 'hate speech' after reading a poem in protest of President Bill Clinton. We will be airing the poem in its entirety, though I must make it clear that CNN does not condone this poem, and we denounce the rhetoric of the billionaires son."
The clip begins to play of Hunter Lee Jackson along with a bunch of protesters outside a Bill Clinton Rally speaking into a megaphone, with police being blocked away from Jackson by other protesters.
"Strom Thurmond is our leader, we will not bow down. We will not face the execution he faced at the hands of Richmond. Our wrists will not be bent, the traitors will not bow our heads. We are the valiant heirs of the CSA. We are Confederates, we are not afraid of death. We walk on the path of Jefferson Davis. Our prayers will be answered, our enemies will be driven out of the nation. Our armies will be mobilized for our people, like the roaring lions, the blood spilled will no longer be in vain. Oh great Thurmond come back to this world, and together we will shake the world to its core!"
- Mexican Navy increased capacity efforts
The Mexican Navy is highly specialised in dealing with high-level non state threats, as security risks from its neighbours disappeared after the Second World War. Despite being the fourth largest economy in the Americas; the Mexican armed forces is considerably smaller than its two northern neighbours. Even with hostilities with Richmond existing, a threat of an invasion was but nonexistent due to the mutual understanding of the destructions of a theatre on the North American continent. Relations with Philadelphia, at times shaky has been special, forming a close bond at the advent of the Cold War. The people of Central America has always been considered brothers and sisters of Mexico, even with a historical rivalry; the two Hispanic giants have always come together in times of need. Central America was also always vital to the defense of Mexico against the rise of communism in South American.
It's warm relations with its neighbours allowed for Mexico to focus on spending its resources internally; explaining why Mexico lacks a proper Air Force. It relied on the stability of Central America, to defend its southern border; the might of the Americans to safeguard the pacific; and the territoriality of the Confederates to overwatch the Caribbean. All external threats would have been dealt with for Mexico by its three neighbours whose own security essentially, overlooked that of Mexico's own. But in recent years, Mexico's growing investment with European affairs and economics have required it to invest in the continents security; Mexico city is also beginning to seek relations with those across from the Pacific; Australia, Japan, Siam, and New Zealand all showing prospects of being reliable diplomatic partners in global affairs.
To ensure NATO and its global partners that Mexico is invested in world affairs; the government will be increasing the countries capacity for Global security. The Navy is receiving $15 billion dollars to increase its capabilities so that it can partake in defending its allies and interests abroad. The senate has required that the navy to acquire the navy to acquire:
- roughly 8-10 submarines of varying roles,
- 2 amphibious warfare vessels,
- 2 aircraft carrying capable vessels,
- all appropriate aircraft for each vessel.
The Navy has locked in a deal with the British for three Astute-class submarines, costing $6 billion dollars; and is possibly looking to Japan to fill the rest of the navy's requirements for submarines. Although it is still open for other bidders, the navy has stated that it intends in opening dialogue with both the French and the Australians for possibly up to half a dozen submarines. Japan, Australia and France all have vessels that fit the requirements for 2 amphibious warfare vessels and 2 aircraft carrying capable vessels (helicopter carrier/amphibious assault ship). The Secretariat of the Navy has also stated that is already in discussion with the British for upgraded Sea Harriers that would meet the Mexican navy requirements, but nothing has been locked as of yet.
The Navy stated that it is also open to offers from other countries who can provide both a submarine and amphibious warfare vessels.
Observatory for Former Thailand
April 21, 2020, BE 2563
Competition on the high seas
Away from the troubled south, in the highly contested, bountiful Thai Gulf, the Kingdom of Siam and the Socialist People's Republic are still constantly racing to gain an edge over their rival in the maritime domain. Poorly delineated borders take a backseat when both nations claim the entirety of the other's territory, including their maritime boundaries and exclusive economic zones. Multiple examples of LOC (Line of Control) violations have occured in the past, with the most recent offender being Siam in December of 2019 with a fleet led by a Knox-class frigate intruding into SPRT waters for an hour, and the most outrageous being in August 2000, where the newly commissioned Communist flagship, the RRT Phayom Chulanont, anchored itself a mile off the mouth of the Chao Phraya river and laid there for a day. Though incredibly tame when considered to the likes of the recent shelling of Don Khae, these actions may potentially spark a conflict neither is ready for. So fierce is this completion that Siam ordered a pair of Akizuki-class destroyer escorts and a pair of Soryu-class submarines in Summer of 2016, a huge acquisition worth nearly $3 billion at the time, or nearly three-fourths of the budget of the Maritime Boundary Service. The cash-strapped Thai People's Liberation Navy could do little more than look on as the scale seemed to be utterly and completely shifted by the Siamese; up until that point, the People's Navy had always maintained a numerical superiority to the Boundary Service, and would still do so with the acuisiton of such vessels, but the Akizukis completely and utterly outclassed anything in the Communist arsenal, and making Siam perhaps the first to acquire vessels of such caliber. Bangkok had laughed, then. It had been their victory.
However, now, with the first of the new warships en route, free from her sea trials and still unnamed, the vessel would not see an era of utter Siamese dominance in the gulf. The rapid growth of the SPRT economy has provided them with the funds to divulge into their increasingly obsolete armed forces, and splurge the People's Navy did. In just January alone, the SPRT signed contracts with the Zhen Dynasty to build in Chinese yards two modern, full-scale Type 052D destroyers, a large amphibious warship, a modified 22-thousand ton Type 071-class, and a highly advanced submarine, of the Yuan-class, to challenge the Siamese Soryus.
The balance may even shift further in the SPRT's favour in the near future, with China's investment in their ports, as well their more active involvement in the affairs of the Thai states. Surplus Chinese warships being retired from service could serve to immensely boost the People's Navy's numbers with adequately advanced vessels, if Khon Kaen were to acquire them at a cheap price, which is a likely possibility for the next financial year. Siam's traditional allies, on the other hand, had remained mum and quiet thus far, even throughout the Kra shelling of Don Khae. Of her supposed large array of allies, only a precious few had condemned the attack, and fewer still offered support. Amidst the pandemic, it would seem that Siam had only managed to respond weakly, with a $60 million deal signed with London for 30 ex-Royal Navy Sea Harriers, providing the MBV Chakri Naruebet with her first aircraft complement in over a decade, and inked Siam's entry into the BAE Tempest program on a pledge of £500 million a year to support R&D. Britain, it would appear, has stepped up as Siam's foremost ally post-Don Khae, with Australia, Mexico, and Japan fast emerging as reliable partners. London has also reportedly offered to-be-retired warships for sale to Bangkok, believed to have a qualitative edge over the older vessels of the SPRT. As Siam begind to contain the scale of the pandemic in and around the metropolis of Bangkok, and life in the other major urban centers slowly creep back to normalcy, it is also likely that Siam may yet avoid a serious recession, and the acquisition of these ex-British ships is therefore on the tables.
The shelling of Don Khae had not only served to destabilize the Kra Republic; it proved the strength of the unity between the SPRT and their allies, while the Siamese Defense Headquarters' hotlines laid silent and still. This has immensely weakened the support for the status quo in Siam, and one of two things will likely happen at the polls in August; confrontation or reconciliation. The Socialists and Unionists are predicted to be in the lead in every post-Don Khae opinion poll, from Khao Ratsadon to Pantip. What happens next in the Siam next will affect all three states undoubtedly, and is certainly something to keep your eye on.
TgCom24 News Agency Report
COVID-19 culls isolated politicians
After several prominent politicians from Lega Nord & Brothers of Italy were declared infected & quarantined recently, they were declared dead from COVID-19. Mussolini released several statements of support for the politicians & their families as they grieve. However, the bodies were not recovered. Being taken to an exclusive building that was dedicated to honoring the dead amidst COVID-19. When reached for comment, several doctors refused to respond. Some skeptics online have stated that these politicians were opposed to Mussolini & thus needed to be eliminated for him to enjoy major support in Parliament. However, many of these critics have been considered fringe & or unreliable.
Nonetheless, several politicians began vying for their positions. Many of these politicians seemed far eager to support & back Mussolini in any of his plans. Many have stated,
"We simply want what's best for Italia. Why is that a bad thing? Would the people rather have us lead Italia into chaos & suffering like the previous administration did?"
In other news, Mussolini also recently released an infrastructure plan that was agreed to with China. The plan outlined the following:
Chinese company MTR would begin overseeing the construction of an intercity metro rail in Naples focused on linking up several towns
The rail would be extended to Arenaccia, Vasto, & Poggioreale
A separate line will run from Pozzuoli to Soccavo where it can then link up with the existing subway system.
The aforementioned line will also be expanded to Napoli Porta Nolana so as to link up with the existing rail system that goes to cities such as San Giorgio a Cremano & Torre del Greco
MTR agreed to focus on hiring locals for any & all of the projects. Bringing in only advisors to assist in the construction
MTR will be given a contract to operate the lines for 4 years upon which the contract will be reviewed & renewed. This condition is dependent on MTR utilizing the native workforce in such operations.
Chinese company MTR would begin overseeing the expansion of the internet infrastructure within Rome.
MTR would implement infrastructure capable of 5G internet services.
MTR would utilize the local workforce in this project, importing only advisors to assist in the construction
Mussolini released the following statement regarding the agreement,
"This project is a massive stepping stone in improving Italian-Sino relations. Through this project, our people can begin to transition back to work! In addition, Naples, a city that has traditionally been neglected in favor of the North, will see a massive revision to bring it up to speed quite literally with other cities such as Rome or Milan. No longer will Italy suffer a North-South divide! We are all Italians! Neglecting certain people only plays in the hand of foreign powers that wish to see Italia stay forever stagnant! Italia first means ALL Italians!
United we present a Nation capable of unlimited possibilities! We will show the world the might of Italy once more! But we must start with each other!
Furthermore, many people have often cited our lethargic internet connections as a viable pillar of criticism. Well no more! We will start in Rome & only continue to expand from there! Italy will enjoy greater internet speeds! It is time we stopped living in the past & join the modern age in all its grandeur!"
Several influential celebrities praised Mussolini's efforts. The following statements were given by various people:
"Awesome! Now I can tour Naples & not need to waste time taking several different rail lines!"
"Finally, I felt like a slug was faster than my internet speed at times! I pay top dollar, I should get quality connections!"
"My brother was out of work, I was trying to help him make ends meet. He was worried he wouldn't find employment for a long time. This opens up a pathway for him to get back to work! His family has something to look forward to in these trying times! Thank you Mussolini! Italia First!"
The contract is estimated to bring in much-needed revenue & economic action within Naples. A city that has been known to be infamously poor within not just Italy but all of Europe. An online poll was done afterwards & thousands of people voted in support of Mussolini. Only a dozen or so votes opposed him.
Tag: Zhen Dynasty
Italy approves sale
The Italian Council of Defense, guiding the Minister of Defense, has approved a sale to both Siam & the Zhen Dynasty. For Siam, the Council approved a sale of the AgustaWestland AW149 & Agusta A129 Mangusta. 70 AW149 & 10 A129 units would be sold for a total of $1.21 bn USD. In addition, Siam would pay $605 million USD this year in monthly payments & pay the rest next year in monthly payments as well. The units would be delivered evenly upon each payment until the total is paid out the following year.
For the Zhen Dynasty, the Council approved the sale of 20 AgustaWestland CH-149 Cormorant helicopters for a total of $260 million USD.
The sale has been lauded by Italy. Once more providing not only critical revenue but a critical opportunity for manufacturing companies to hire workers to handle the large orders. Mussolini hailed the agreement as evidence of his much greater diplomatic skills than the previous administration.
Mussolini's Get Back to Work Plan
Adding to the extensive reforms already made by Mussolini, he has recently announced a Plan to revitalize the economy & put the country on track to recover from COVID-19 & it's effects. The plan has been named the Get Back to Work plan. It outlines the following:
The country will be surveyed to assess where the country is most vulnerable, what are considered hotspots, etc.
Depending on the survey, restrictions may be lifted or remain in certain parts of the country
Depending on the survey, more attention or assistance may be focused on in certain parts of the country that may necessitate such action
Once having been surveyed, certain parts of the country may be given the go-ahead to begin transitioning back to daily life but with mandatory extensive sanitation practices
Equipment will be planned & procured for according to the survey & assessment of needs that will be delivered to critically hit parts of the country
Carabinieri & Army units may be recalled from certain locations & redirected to other locations that need greater assistance
The country will be surveyed once more to re-determine the previous information & plan out the next steps
Depending on the survey, either more parts of the country or the country as a whole may be allowed to begin re-transitioning to daily life albeit with a focus on sanitation practices
Depending on the survey, Carabinieri or Army units may be recalled partially or completely to lift the quarantine & allow unrestricted travel
Depending on the survey, foreign aid may be determined satisfied & no longer needed
At this time, the country has been determined as safe to return to daily life completely
Businesses will be allowed to operate under normal sanitation practices
Any & all Carabinieri or Army units deployed will be recalled fully to be focused elsewhere
Any & all foreign aid remaining will be deemed satisfied & allowed to be recalled
Mussolini aims to implement the plan within the following month to get Italy back to work as quickly as possible. Economic experts have noted that his reform plans seem to be hinging on the economy restarting & that this plan may need to be implemented quickly if the young regime does not wish to see many of its reforms flop.
Many people were glad to see a plan to transition back to normal. Increasing unemployment was beginning to weigh down the Government budget as reported by an anonymous source. If action wasn't taken soon, many economic advisors predicted a complete collapse of the Italian economy or a full default on all debt held by Italy.
In addition to the aforementioned plan, Mussolini has also emphasized the importance of austerity measures to increase Government revenue to combat the ridiculously high GDP debt held by Italy. He has touted measures such as:
Reducing the salaries of politicians by 30-40%
His own salary would be reduced by 50-60%
Renting out several estates held by the Government to bring in as much revenue as possible
Closing tax loops that allow companies to pay little if any taxes, exceptions will be made on a case by case basis
Decreasing overall Government spending when & where possible
Introducing privatisation when & where it has been pre-determined to be more efficient or offer greater quality than Governmental care or oversight
Cutting any & all aid to illegal immigrants
The austerity measures were criticised by a larger group of people, notably politicians who believe the salary reduction would possibly introduce corruption & open possibilities to bribery by organized crime. Most noticeably the various syndicates or families that make up the Italian Mafia. However, Mussolini stated,
"If politicians wish to prioritize greed over Italia, then we will give them the same fate as traitors to the State! I wish to improve the lot of all my people! If any greedy pig wishes to think only for himself, then he is considered a traitor to Italia & her people!"
Overall, many have praised & agreed with Mussolini's extensive reforms & plans. His popularity has surged even higher, with some polls even accrediting him as one of the most popular starting Presidents in Italian history.
Italian Democratic Party releases statement of support for Serbian opposition
Recently, an interview was conducted with the Serbian opposition in which the SDP leader was criticised of being a hypocrite & released a controversial statement that Slobodan Milošević was never convicted as a war criminal due to his premature death. However, the Italian Democratric Party recently released a statement of support for the SDP as a whole. The statement goes as follows,
"The people blame the SDP for failing to condemn Milošević. However, why should they? It can be agreed that popular opinion has already done so. Why must the SDP repeat what is already said? We in Italy understand the failures & controversy of former dictator Mussolini. But does that mean we must eternally condemn him? No, he was a part of our history. That is an unchangeable fact. We will not apologize for that. However, moving forward we can enact change that IS NOT tied to the past. Moving forward we can construct a better future than the one before. But if we continue to focus on the past, as the Serbs are doing. We will not get anywhere. Stand strong SDP, we should not forever look back. We should always move forward & embrace change!"
Some condemned the PD for releasing such a statement. However, Italian President Mussolini decided to release a statement stating,
"In regards to the Serbs, I have no opinion as of yet. However, I can agree with the PD on one thing. I am not ashamed of my great-grandfathers legacy. While he did many controversial actions, he did one thing that I consider righteous. He improved Italy. Before him, our infrastructure was a mess. Truly a laughingstock. He laid down the foundation for our great system today. He tried doing what was best for Italia. Sure he made some costly mistakes. But will I ever be ashamed of him? Will I ever neuter my pride for my family name? NO! Every Nation on Earth has a dark past to recount, every Nation on earth has done something that i'm sure many would dislike. So why must we be the ones to be singled out?! That is nonsense & something I will not tolerate. Italia first!"
His statement generated controversy amongst the public, however many came to support him. Agreeing that Italy should not be singled out when every Nation has "skeletons" in their closets.
The Grouch Pt 1
The Berlin City Palace resembled two things. A bygone era and Germany's attempts to mimic the self supposed successes of that era. For it was a building finished in the 18th Century, destroyed in the East German days and now finished as a rebuilt monument to Germany's "modern success". The man who sat at the table within the Stadtschloss and sipped his tea was no young man. His mustache remarked of an older, bygone era while his uniform of stark grey reminded Germans of the Iron Cross. He rarely ate breakfast in his military uniform, but today he felt the need to do so, he sipped his tea to completion and read his papers as he stood, Germany was a mighty nation perhaps, but the specter of defeat loomed. The Wehrmacht was meek and powerless, and Germany relied too heavily on the Americans for its national defense. The Americans, a gay sat as its President. The man shuddered at the thought, he took his spectacles off as he considered for a moment, his own country had legalized the right for such marriages, he remembered giving assent to the law that did it with a heavy heart.
Then there was NATO, Germany had become some beacon of globalism, with Damilier, a French-German being viewed as some savior of the 'European Project'.
He coughed heavily into his handkerchief, the blood that came out splattering all over as he stood, approaching the window. Looking out the window he looked at the glass dome atop the Reichstag. A reminder of the transparency of governance. He scoffed at the idea of it, it was all a communist project. All of it.
"Where is he?" he heard the voice of Doctor Grottinger approaching.
He turned to face the doors as Doctor Grottinger entered, "mein Kaiser!" the slender, tall doctor was almost surprised to find the man standing by the window, "I was very worried!"
The Kaiser waited. At first patiently, before calling in a steely, calm yet firm voice, "it is custom to bow and salute in the presence of the Kaiser if you're a man in uniform."
The doctor smiled a knowing yet condescending smile, his hand sloppily heading to his forehead after a shallow bow at the neck. He then stepped forward, "my Kaiser, may I take a urine sample?"
The Kaiser was aware of how this part went, he either said yes in which case slenderman with an accent would pump him full of water until he urinated or he'd say no, and slenderman with an accent would offer him the alternative of a stool examination. The cunning little shįt knew full well that the Kaiser had trouble excreting comfortably or normally out the rear end, and would use the opportunity to offer him laxatives that confined him to bed for hours. Oh, the joys of being old, the Kaiser considered. Once upon a time, a German Kaiser would point at the window, and whoever he wanted would go flying through it. Now, his doctor pointed at the bathroom and he went, like a toddler being trained.
"There's a sample from this morning by the nightstand in the Royal Suite. Use that," he replied dismissively, turning to face the window.
He heard the sly feet of the doctor get closer and he replied in a low voice, "come closer and I'll have you dangling by your testicles from the Siegessäule."
A year of political turmoil comes to an end in Argentina!
After A year of uncertainty in Argentina, A political victory was finally handed to Mauricio Macri and his Right-wing coalition against the Peronist bloc. 2015 was A revolutionary year, as Mauricio Macri, originally an engineer who managed to reign as Boca Juniors’ president, the mayor of Buenos Aires and A cabinet member, was elected for the first right-wing, democratically elected non-peronist president of the nation. During his reign (2015-2019) he liberated the planned economy and turned it into a Free market with lower taxes and major free trade agreements. He also strengthened the military and sent troops to fight the war on terror and aid the war on drugs. In 2019, another election took place. Where the neoliberal Right and the Peronist bloc got an exact tie, and A government couldn't be formed. After pressure from the general population, the blocs have made several attempts to form A National Unity government consisting of an equal number of ministers and A 2 year rotation of 2 different presidents, however every attempt has failed due to major ideological disagreements. Eventually, the 2 sides have made A decision to date A second election day in 2020.
And in these elections, there was no doubt, Macri won with A majority of 59%.
Macri delivered A speech with his supporters in A rally.
“My dear brothers.
After A year long of Peronists, unwilling to acknowledge their ideology is gone, we finally marched through for A great victory, for true liberty, whether it's economic, or your own free will. The government’s theft is no more, this protection money for politicians called “taxes” will be lowered even more, to the moment we no longer fund TV channels, theaters, or take it to confirm major purchases, and only put the priority of our own people, first.
Argentina shares A lot with one of today’s greatest superpowers. We ran away from colonialist empires, welcomed massive immigration from Europe which shaped our own national pride, and we both believe in our freedom. When they had just developed. They shared their version of fighting against the evil of back then, with the Monroe doctrine, and after almost every national obstacle they faced, like their civil war, great depression, the business plot or the red scare, they prevailed, and only got much much more powerful. Even today, we share A lot. We are the most advanced nation in Latin America, with creating our own culture and liberating our continent from the pink tide, and I claim right now in front of you:
we will continue everything we did thus far, deter any leftist or socialist cause throughout Latin America directly, and support worldwide. we will continue our direct fight in the War on terror, and the War on drugs, and we will intervene in regional conflicts such as the middle eastern tensions, to promote peace, and fight back foreign neo-colonialist powers. We will guarantee to lower crime rate AND promote civic liberties at once with acts such as complete legalization of Cannabis and brothels, and of course, anyone will marry their love interests, no matter who.
We will create an Argentinian Sphere of influence throughout Latin America, but not through colonialist ideas, but through libertarian views.
If you leftist media people insist of A name, ill save you from your think tank,
Call this the Macri doctrine.”
THE DUTCH WAY | DE NEDERLANSE MANIER
AMSTERDAM | UNITED REPUBLIC OF THE NETHERLANDS
2017 was a record year for the Netherlands, electing in a Center-Right coalition spearheaded by the National Unionists. Combined "De Nederlanse Manier" Coalition has a combined 118 seats, nearly half of Parliament under their control. However, this has not stopped the Left from trying to retake the majority they had before. Recently the Socialist Party, which only won eight seats in the National House of Representatives, launched a slew of attacks against the National Unionists in particular, lambasting them for supposed racist remarks and according to Representative Kiel Williamson, "Fueling a culture of Racism and Xenophobia across the county." The National Unionists have yet to respond to the criticisms nor have the other parties mentioned including the Christian Democrats, Forum for Democracy, or the Party for Freedom. Across the County Pro-Socialist Groups held rallies and protests against the National Unionist controlled government, mainly in response to recent moves by Prime Minister Haarden to add further restrictions to welfare and forcing through policies to limit the amount of refugees allowed to enter the country, the move being ridiculed by Left Wing Advocacy groups as "Overtly Xenophobic." However, even with recent Parliamentary Tensions the nations support still remains behind The Dutch Way Coalition, currently projected to take an even bigger share of the Parliament come 2021. Even so though opposition still does remain against the majority coalition which should make for a very interesting election year.
PM HAARDEN BLASTS SRP LEADERS
BRUSSELS | UNITED REPUBLICS OF THE NETHERLANDS
Today in a speech before the Brussels National Unionists Commission, Prime Minister Hans Aarden blasted Social Republican Leadership for their "poor standing" whenit came to economic issues, calling them closeted socialists and cowards. The comments he made we're recieved by mass applause by the the BNUC though the commentary was lambasted across the nations left. The Social Republicans fired back earlier today:
"We are quite astonished by the Prime Minister's comments on our party earlier today. The fact is that we are not communists and wanting the equality of all people is not a communist message more than just one of human decency. That is all."
Aarden has yet to respond to the SRP Leadership.
Diario de Centroamérica
Government files complaint for attempted fraud
A criminal complaint against officials and former officials of the Ministry of Public Health and Social Assistance (MSPAS) was made for alleged anomalies in the purchase of medicines, according to the head of the Presidential Commission Against Corruption (CPCC) Osac Dávila.
The head of the CPCC, Óscar Dávila delivered the complaint yesterday to the MP's Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office. This is the first complaint filed by the Commission, against 8 functionaries, six who still work in the institution, and two who were dismissed.
- "We received an alert for various purchase events for some medications such as Methylprednisolone Succinate and Ceftriaxone, which were not instructed by the government," explained Dávila.
The investigation began on March 16, after having received an alert for overvalued purchase of medicines through events NOG 12265764 and NOG 12265799, within the Centrocompras Portal, based on Government Decree 8-2020.
The Secretary of Social Communication of the Presidency, Carlos Sandoval, confirmed yesterday that Héctor Marroquín and Rodolfo Galdámez, who acted as Vice-Ministers of the administrative and technical areas, respectively, were to be investigated and dismissed for these indications.
Government initiative to reduce deforestation
In celebration of Earth Day, the Ministry of Environment and Energy (MINAE) presented a proposal to mitigate deforestation through the use of technology and spatial information generated through satellite images to the GEO-Google Earth Engine License Program.
The initiative was sent to the Secretariat of the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) as part of a program to support 25 projects of member countries of this entity that use data from land analysis in conjunction with the GEE tool. The objective is to attack global problems related to climate change, sustainable development, disaster risk reduction, among others.
The Minister of Environment and Energy, Carlos Manuel Rodríguez, indicated that through the National Center for Geoenvironmental Information (CENIGA), the institution presented the proposal, framed in the activities carried out in the country in the construction of the National Monitoring System for Land Use and Coverage and Ecosystems (SIMOCUTE).
He explained that the proposal "Tackling deforestation and forest degradation in Central America using Google Earth Engine" is focused on improving the capacities of national institutions to estimate deforestation and forest degradation in Central America using satellite information and the image processing tool by Google Earth Engine.
In addition, it seeks to attack the problem of deforestation by developing an early warning system that incorporates this technology , as well as improving estimates of forest restoration in the country and the carbon emissions related to these activities.
Rafael Monge, director of CENIGA explained that Central America has made important advances in the development of its National System for Monitoring Land Use and Coverage and Ecosystems (SIMOCUTE), which has allowed it to reach a level of specialization.
- "In that contact, the project aims to improve the methodologies available worldwide to detect deforestation and forest degradation using satellite images and different technological tools," said Monge.
He added that the initiative will generate better algorithms to make estimates of the change detection maps, proposing the development of an early warning system, which allows generating information that can be used to take rapid actions that contribute to stopping and preventing related illegal activities. deforestation.
Letter to President Robert Bowman of The United Provinces of America
- The government of Iraq is once again requesting that the United Provinces of America begins to withdraw their military forces from Iraq.
Over two weeks ago, President Adil al-Farsi signed a resolution that, among other things, revokes the Iraqi government's request for military aid to combat the terrorist organization known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and nullifies the agreement. So legally speaking, the Americans are now an illegal occupying army. At this point, they have long outstayed their welcome and both the people and government of Iraq oppose their continued stay. ISIL is no longer a formidable threat to the Iraqi state, but a manageable group. No longer is their a pseudo-caliphate directly terrorizing half of Iraq, and indirectly terrorizing the rest. The Iraqi government can alone handle it, the Americans aren't needed anymore.
We once again remind the Americans that they are legally an illegal occupying army now. If they do not withdraw soon, they will be treated accordingly. Furthermore, Iraq currently exports more than half a million barrels of oil to the United Provinces of America every day, and the government of Iraq would hate to have to exploit this fact.
Adil al-Farsi, President of Iraq
Najah al-Shammari, Minister of Defence of Iraq
Falih Al-Fayyadh, Chairman of Popular Mobilization Committee
- Panic! At The Embassy (I)
Manchus take on Wondonga
The current events in China, along with the (covert) intensive background searches into those working in the Zhen Embassy in Wodonga, a small number of Manchu activists made their way into the embassy.
In a covert operation conducted by the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation, Australian Secret Intelligence Service, and Australian Federal Police, the taskforce had recently begun in depth investigations into each of the hundreds of people working in the Chinese Embassy, including Ambassador Han Guotong. The investigation takes place as all foreign diplomats and media were expelled into the country earlier this week, with the investigation itself taking place as 'a matter of national security.' It is unsure if the Manchus knew of the investigation, and if so, how.
At 11:00am on April the 23rd, 5 armed men disguised as federal agents entered the Chinese Embassy, ordering around 100 staff members to leave the building for the day while an investigation into the embassy is conducted. 30 people were told to stay, however. A sixth man arrived at 12:00, after all the staff had left, in a semitrailer. When he entered the building, the Embassy was fully locked down, and a number of men searched the building to ensure that it was in fact empty, before forcing the remaining 30 people into the lobby. The 30 people included Ambassador Guotong, 5 non-staff members, and one member of the Eastern Depot.
The officer was quickly able to alert the AFP and Beijing. Within a number of hours, the Australian Federal Police were on the scene and begun negotiating with the men inside. One man reportedly told Police that he is 'a Manchu and Beijing know what this is for.' No further information has been received, meaning the purpose of the siege is still unknown. The man told police that his only request is 'Beijing tell the world how they're ruining China,' and to 'admit to the evil' they are doing in the national capital.
- Badly-Timed Deaths
4 Victorian Police Officers killed in a booking gone wrong
It's 4:50pm on Wednesday the 22nd of April, and 41-year-old mortgage broker Richard Pusey's black Porsche 911 was pulled over on the Eastern Freeway in Melbourne's northeast, between Chandler Highway and Burke Road exits in Kew. He was found to have clocked over 140km/h (87 mph) and to have tested positive to "some kind of drug." Police backup was requested.
Backup arrived, and by 5:40pm Leading Senior Constable Lynette Taylor, Constable Glen Humphris, Senior Constable Kevin King and Constable Josh Prestney were behind the Porsche talking to Pusey when a large refrigeration semi-trailer drifted across 3 lanes of traffic, crashing into the rear of the Porsche at around 100km/h (62 mph) and killing the four officers on impact. Pusey then took graphic photos of the incident before posting them on Facebook and fleeing the scene on foot. Photos of the scene are being used for the investigation, and have been removed from Facebook. One police car was hit with such force that it was thrown to the other side of the freeway, where it rested in the median strip. The rear of the vehicle has been pushed into the drivers seat.
The driver of the truck reportedly suffered a medical emergency immediately after the crash. His Cranbourne home was raided later that night. The driver is under active police guard in hospital. The driver of the Porsche was arrested later this evening in Collingwood. He has a long period of public nuisance, including verbal abuse of a cancer patient and ripping off tradies working on his Frankston home.
Leading Senior Constable Taylor, 60, served with Victoria Police for 31 years after joining the force in 1989. She leaves behind former Victoria Police officer Stuart Schultz, and their two sons, Nathan and Alexander. Senior Constable Kevin King, 50, was remembered as a "terrific bloke" who was passionate about road policing. He leaves behind wife Sharron Mackenzie and their three children William, James and Henry. Constable Glen Humphris was a carpenter, personal trainer, and sports scienctists before he left New South Wales to join the Victoria Police. He graduated top of his class, and leaves behind partner Todd. Constable Joshua Prestney, 28, was mourned as a "much loved and respected member of his squad," and only graduated from the Academy in December.
The Eastern Freeway crash is the largest and worst loss of police lives in a single incident in the state's history. Scott Morrison's response to the incident was made public as below:
"This is a terrible time, more broadly, but for these families and the Victorian Police family and police officers all over the country, and I know their families will be feeling the same way, this is just an awful tragedy. A terribly dark day for that police force and our prayers, our thoughts, our sympathies are there for all of them , but also our thanks to police officers all over the country. It's a dreadful and terrible reminder of the dangers that you face every single day, you step up every day, you stand between us and that danger every single day and we are deeply grateful for your service, deeply grateful for your sacrifice and to those families who are knowing nothing other than terrible grief today, we stand with you as much as we possibly can and we hope that provides at least some comfort to you. We extend also to the Victorian Government our appreciation for the work they are doing to support those families. It is a very, very sad day."
TgCom24 News Agency Report
Italy's "Man of the People"
Italian President Mussolini recently embarked on a tour of several hospitals within Rome. Despite being cautioned against such a move due to the obvious health risks amidst the COVID-19 crisis. Mussolini was quoted as stating,
"I care not for this virus. I care for my people! I will visit those struggling & offer a ray of hope! Virus be damned! I cannot sit here & preach my values of great concern for the Italian people while they suffer alone! I will stand with my people! Any time, any where! No matter the risks!"
Mussolini visited several rooms. Talking to the patients within briefly, offering moral support & compassion for their struggles to fight the virus. Many thanked him for the visit & several medical staff were reported as saying,
"The entire tone of the place has changed massively. It feels like everyone went to a theme park or something. That visit definitely changed things for the better!"
Mussolini even made promises to personally see patients reunited with their families when the crisis was over. Several people cheered on the President online. Some statements going as follows:
"Thank you President Mussolini. A relative of mine is currently quarantined. I know seeing you there to support her would mean the world. Italia first!"
"A natural man of the people. I voted for Mussolini & i'd vote for him again! This is the man we need! Not sellouts or corrupt politicians simply profiting off the back of Italy! Italia first!"
"Mussolini = best prez in 4 eva. Italia 1st!"
After the tour, the hashtag 'Italia First!" retained its spot as the most trending tag on several social media sites as Italians swarmed sites to show their support for Mussolini. No matter what the opposition may say, Mussolini has got it down right.
While his support base may not be overly large, doubtless it may grow to overshadow several other parties at this rate if he continues to make moves such as this.
Political Scene - Italy
Italy's political scene has begun to ignite as Mussolini's support grows larger & larger. Several parties have reacted & begun to form their paths leading into the future. The first one, Alleanza Monarchica or Monarchist Alliance, is campaigning on the platform of restoring the former Italian Monarchy. Specifically the House of Savoy. They wish to transform Italy into a Constitutional Monarchy moving forward. Mussolini's background has influenced them in backing him in exchange for their platform being fulfilled. Often drawing on the example of the Fascist-Monarchy relationship during Italy's fascist era in the 20th Century. The Monarchist Alliance overall is a very small party, not even retaining a single seat in the Italian Parliament. However, their small support base is fierce in its loyalty & energy. Campaigning vigorously to restore their Royal House. Although a split exists in the party on whether to restore traditional heir Vittorio, or newly coined Amedeo. Many have chosen Amedeo as the presumptive heir due to the various controversial actions undertaken by Vittorio.
Mussolini has briefly engaged the party before. Stating,
"I wouldn't be closed to the idea of a restoration of the Monarchy. However, it must be backed by the will of the Italian people. I will not allow unpopular fools rule over Italy"
Thus the party has campaigned endlessly to revitalize the popularity of the Monarchy. So far the party hasn't gained much traction but it's support is growing even if very slowly.
Another party that has gotten active recently is the Italian Communist Party. They have begun to form a coalition that greatly opposes the rule of Mussolini & any right-wing party. The party reportedly retains over 3,000 members. A sizeable amount. The PC (Communist Party) has reached out to several other socialist parties in the hopes to unite them into a large Left coalition to begin combatting Mussolini wherever they can. The PC has promised to organize massive rallies when possible to illustrate that the working class of Italy will not stand for "Fascist" Mussolini ruling Italy once more.
Naturally, with the Communists resurging. The traditional Right of Italy has also rebounded.The most active Party thus far has been the Tricolour Flame. They have launched a vigorous campaign to shore up support for Mussolini in a hope to influence him towards more "Right-wing" & "Fascist" policies. In addition, the Party has stated it will protest & actively combat the Communists to ensure Italy is "never under the Red Menace".
All of these parties are launching large campaigns to draw up support to hopefully begin exerting influence on the current politicians in. This may mark a descent into more chaos rather than a path into peace & prosperity as Mussolini has constantly marketed. Nonetheless, Mussolini has denounced any parties taking to violence. Stating,
"We do not need more blood shed at this time. What we need is a productive, cooperative society. Division & partisan politics does nothing but weaken us. We should've learned that when we were separate Republics. When we united, we were able to take on the world!"
Many agreed with the President's statement & called for peaceful dialogue. However, it is doubtless the Communist or Fascist parties listened. Time will tell how the new President handles such a divisive situation. Especially given his family name.