Emperor Constantine fires Finance Minister Selfridge, announces cabinet shake-up
BAINBRIDGE - Emperor Constantine sacked his finance chief, who was one of the longest-serving cabinet members, and announced his cabinet was to be reorganized, state media reported on Friday.
The actions come just days after the ruling Crossfire Party wrapped up its four-day plenary meeting last Thursday, where the Emperor also mapped out his vision for domestic affairs and relations with other countries, as well as party rules and personnel issues.
With the economy topping the agenda, the Emperor and his cabinet reviewed action plans for his new strategy that was unveiled at last month’s party congress amid growing domestic concerns, a prolonged economic stagnation, and reduced foreign trade which has upset the party's economic liberals.
In a break with previous party meetings, the Emperor openly questioned the cabinet's plans, arguing they had “no important changes” from previous ones. Until last year, most of the cabinet's plans remained based on economically liberal and socially conservative positions, which have propelled the nation's economy since 2012.
The Emperor has yet to name a successor to Selfridge, leaving Deputy Finance Minister Theodore Byron, a longtime economic policymaker, to be the acting head of the Department.
“The ideas and policies of this government are not properly reflected in the need for economic improvement, and we must strive for innovative improvements and clear tactics which are not present,” the Emperor told the meeting.
The Emperor further called for increasing foreign trade agreements. Since 2019, foreign trade has plunged more than 40% due to the government's shift to self-sufficiency, which the Emperor blamed for the economic problems. Finance Minister Selfridge had championed self-sufficiency after reports showed the Empire was suffering from a trade imbalance since 2009, despite his earlier career being centered around laissez-faire economic policies.
Audio recovered from inside Jehovik Attack Helicopter
This audio was recovered from a Jehovik Attack Helicopter and released to the public today. The audio shows 2 attack helicopters airstriking the nearby Encessian FOB outside the city of Vlasnodar. The Jehovik government states that this is a massive victory.
PILOT I: Vympel 2-2, turn off your night vision and activate cockpit lights. It's getting too bright outside. Over.
PILOT II: Roger, Vympel 2-1. Lights are off. Targeting pod on my end is picking up 16 infantry, 4 armoured cars, and what appears to be a radar station, confirm, over.
PILOT I: Can confirm. prioritize the radar station and the armoured cars, you know the drill. I'll signal when to fire. Over.
[the aircraft both start taking small arms fire from the men inside the FOB.]
PILOT II: recieving small arms fire on this end. Executing light evasive maneuvres and requesting permission to strafe target, over.
PILOT I: Permission granted, strafe target. Firing on the RADAR station and blinding them.
[The muffled sound of an explosion is heard in the background. It is assumed a rocket impacted the RADAR station.]
PILOT II: [explicit] they hit my rotor, they hit my coaxial rotor, [explicit] I'm going to strafe those damn infantry, we're taking too much fire over.
PILOT I: Granted, I'll hit the cars. Fire when ready.
[sounds of 2 explosions. It is assumed the armoured cars were hit by rockets.]
PILOT I: Cars are down. return to base. I'll cover you. Signal when 0800 metres out and I'll start following behind. Over.
The raid on the Encessian FOB is declared a success by the Jehovik Defence Forces. Jehoviks claim the destruction of a RADAR station and two armoured cars. The Jehoviks have stated strikes will continue unless Encessian forces agree to surrender Vlaschi to them.
[ Official Declaration of War against G'ho'vi ]
Following vote in Congress, the vote for a declaration of war against the G'ho'vi has finished. It has ended in majority Ayes and 8 Nays. The Bak Confederacy has officially declared war against the G'ho'vi socialist insurrectionists in Assumptaria. With aid from the Assumptarian government, the G'ho'vi are expected to fall within a month and surrender to the overwhelming force of the Tuiivamast. The Secretary of Defense refuses to do any statements currently, but a press meeting with high ranking officials of the military will occur in a few hours. The military is expected to begin airstrikes in a few hours, as Bakyernian multirole fighters are already being deployed.
Ministry of Justice / Policy change notification
Death penalty abolished in Abjekistan
A week ago, a referendum was established among the members of the Ministry of Justice concerning a new method to terminate prisonners sentenced to death. The results of said referendum were rather surprising.
-Lethal Injection: 21 votes
-Firing squad: 12 votes
-Hang: 36 votes
-Start procedures of abolishment: 78 votes
So, from now on, prisonners in the Red Hallway will sent back to the High Security Penitenciary of Tarnov, in Kamelýa.
After a referendum in which the both the President and house leader were against The Republic of Fichmanistan has elected a constitutional monarch, the great grandson of the previous king who was overthrown in a revolution seventy four years ago. The monarchist movement is believed to have gained traction both through the support of the ex royal family living in exile on the Isle of Trek and the support of newly elected opposition leader Brian Murphy. The Results were 54% in favor, 45% against and %1 invalid. The coronation will take place a the same day as the offical legistaion will be passed by the house. The president will no longer be head of state and has let his intensions to resign to the Vice president on monday.
Staring Into the Abyss
The Kingdom of Plagyorasia has refused to back down from it's remilitarization of East Transcanalia. An official government communiqué states that, "It is not the right of Shadoveil nor of the Dokodo Union to enforce the full territorial integrity of a sovereign Plagyorasia. You have also forgotten to realize that we, too, are adept in desert combat, and that our forces are battle-hardened from the recent wars in the south of Plagyorasia. We will bow to no-one."
Reports of an armored column of approximately 10 main battle tanks, 2 infantry fighting vehicles, and 15 armored personnel carriers have been moved in to support the 650 paratroopers already in the disputed territory. These reinforcements are believed to be carrying 120 more infantry from the Plagyorasian Royal Defense Forces to assist the Air Corps paratroopers. Rumors of defensive positions being erected are also abundant, though no source has verified these claims.
- | IRN - Isshiki Revolutionary Network |
( Regional politics - " Operation Mirilla ")
| 16th, February, 09 - " The Southern Offensive " |
- | With the initial success of the liberation operation of the old Isshiki regions, and the obtaining of more funds and personnel with the creation of the voluntary peace regiments; The revolutionary army is prepared to launch a large-scale offensive against the rebel confederation in the south of our nation. More than 25 thousand troops have been redirected to the borders of the confederation, to prepare and launch an unstoppable offensive with the aim of liberating and integrating the regions to Isshiki again. |
| Again under the leadership of Commander-in-Chief Rhya, the revolutionary troops advance across the unprotected borders and settle across the river as the initial Operation Mirilla achieved. Resistance is expected, and the advance through the great extensions of enemy territory is slow and complex, it is expected, however, that due to the blow delivered by our forces in the enemy's strongholds, our forces will not encounter any organized military resistance. |
| The initial success of the offensive is already before our eyes, the soldiers have crossed the Diapalo river and have begun to establish supply lines and advance head quarters. The great disposition of troops in the recently occupied cities have been divided and sent along the front, which has begun to advance slowly without much problem. |
| Victory awaits the revolutionary government of Isshiki, first the confederation, and then the entire nation! shout the soldiers as they advance to the front lines. Peace has been established throughout the integrated regions, bringing prosperity and a level of trust and loyalty to the government never seen before, for which the government has decided to start trying to intervene or help the rest of the anarchic northern regions.|
| The only remaining concern of our great nation is the Republic of Tuaran, which, if it receives foreign support, could present a threat to the dream of national unification. It is for this very reason that the government is also moving north, to make sure it crushes the republic before it crushes us. |
The Saluntberg Sun
Halsuntrian Spacecraft Sent to Aurious' Moons
Today marks the day that Halsuntria sends a spacecraft to Aurious' Moons. The Halsuntrian Interstellar Space Program (HIEP) has sent an automated spacecraft, the Bevent, today from the launchpad in the North Department with the plans of taking photographs and studying Aurious' moons. It plans on studying moons XIX-XXXIV due to there not being a whole lot of information on them. The mission plans to return to Earth in 2027 after following the moons for 3 years. Much information will be taken from this mission including what the planets will look like, what they're made out of, temperatures and other data. Most information from these moons haven't been updated in the recent century and are going to be taken to see not only for the sake of having more accurate information, but also what changes have occurred. This will be the first Halsuntrian mission to the moons and the first one in general since 2016 when a mission was sent to Slahonus. The mission will not be manned and the mission will be directed by the HIEP team by Peter Killenkeds along with a majority of the team working for the HIEP. The spacecraft was named after Halsuntrian astronomer Linus Bevent who passed in 2019 and is going to be remembered by having his name on the most recent spacecraft being the one that just launched. The mission has been considered a success by the HIEP considering everything has gone according to plan so far.
Jehovikra forms new flag
The Jehovik Government has removed the old "Orthodox Tricolour" flag that was from the previous government. The new flag, known as the "Sunspike" design, consists of three black triangles with white outlines, a green background, and a red circle. The black symbolizes national unity, the white symbolizes purity, the red symbolizes strength, and the green symbolizes Islam. The triangles represent the highly mountainous terrain of Jehovikra, and the circle represents the Sun - an important image in Jehovik history.
Further, the Jehovik government has instated several flag policies. The Jehovik flag is to be flown at full mast on every day except Fridays, in which the Flag of God is held higher than all others. Because of the time it takes to put new flags in circulation, the Jehovik government insists that all flags using the Orthodox Tricolour be held at half-mast or lower.
Gassasinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs calls for peace in Vlasnodar
The Gassasinian government has officially condemned Jehovikran actions in the annexation of Vlasnodar, but nevertheless accepted that ultimately the actions taken have understandable motivations.
Wishing to see the end of the conflict, Gassasinian ambassador to Encessia has invited Encessian and Jehovik diplomats to the Gassasinian embassy in Samepo to discuss an end to the hopefully short conflict.
The Result of the Medical welfare vote:
After the vote in the hall of commons of Qabli palace, a decision has been made on the issue of medical help to those who need it and also work hard for the country. The Labour party proposed a large investment into the companies so that they could provide to their workers so that they can then provide for the company which provides for the country. While Conservative parties said that the bills could be used incorrectly and that the worker can already provide himself with such things. After a 3 hour voting period, one came out on top by 23 votes, which was the side for medical welfare. Thought it was close it meant a spotlight on the newest party, the Labour party who had suggested the idea.
- | IRN - Isshiki Revolutionary Network |
( Regional politics - " Operation Mirilla: day 3 ")
| 17th, February, 10 - " Onwards! " |
- | The advance on the separatist regions continues, small towns are taken, fields are liberated, roads are cleaned and the presence of the revolutionary state turns to reopen local institutions and provide aid to the people. The revolutionary army has not reported more than small skirmishes and fights within the cities and towns taken until now, the enemy military presence seems to have not yet reorganized. |
| Support for the state in the new areas slowly integrated with the battle front a few kilometers away is very little, the population does not directly oppose it, but sabotage and the evasion of laws and local or military regulations are many. This is why several units of the new revolutionary security force have been assigned to the areas, but until then, their production or use is limited. |
| As the front advances and the goal of unification approaches, the discussions in the revolutionary senate about whether requesting foreign support as a way to bury Tuaran's attempt to gain traction is a good idea or is it the beginning of long-term foreign intervention. in the nation. Broad groups in the Senate believe that the populations they represent are in favor of getting outside support to hasten unification, while others, especially the hard-line arm of the military, postulate that foreign intervention in the Isshiki conflicts is immoral and will only bring more threats to the already unstable nation. |
| The Senate argued that a direct decision by the population would be impossible considering the amount of available resources and the current situation, which is why the senators carried out emergency powers to function as a replacement for the votes of the population in a representative manner. The vote on the possible foreign intervention in the war is taking place at this very moment, several groups throughout the year have peacefully expressed their disapproval or approval of the initiative.|
| The military line of the revolutionary government has denounced by its main representatives that the rights of the military forces were not taken into account in the decision to approve an intervention. They postulate that it is only they who will decide who intervenes, if anyone intervenes. This declaration weakened the government's position, since the army disobeyed a direct order from the executive power. |
Foxomexra Seeks Friendship with Abjekistan
As the People's Republic of Abjekistan is a nation with many similar ideals to the Federal Republic of Foxomexra, such as its support of personal liberty and representative democracy, the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs has seen fit to issue a formal request to the Abjekistanian government in order to promote greater friendship and cooperation. The proposal was sent at the behest of President Wilson Harrison, who has expressed his interest in establishing closer ties to Abjekistan and desire to render aid wherever necessary against the Sons of Hadianism, an organization that the Foxomexran government has recently labeled as "terrorist". The nature of the treaty is mostly that of promoting mutual understanding and cooperation, with elements to ensure the protection of citizens belonging to either country when visiting the other.
The text of the treaty can be found here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/19Qfe_B00xhU6s3jkyB3SCuLMgi1FoBGmDOh9UnSJExc/edit?usp=sharing
(Not entirely original, took a lot of wording from the real world friendship treaty between Australia and Japan)
Jehovik Archaeologists find village from 14,000 years ago
Jehovik scientists in the Taschi region have found a village from an estimated 14,000 years ago. To date, this is the earliest confirmed existence of society within Jehovikra.
"This is truly a wonder for the ages," says lead archaeologist Pavel Dr'ma. "We've found not only buildings, but some form of a basic alphabetical script."
The Jehoviks, of whom up until now had though Jehovikrans had only been around for 11,000 years, have noted this as a remarkable discovery. The Central Museum for the History of Jehovikra, located in Hasanodar, has already taken in pots and some of the writings and began restoring them to be put up on display. Further, the Jehovikran Archaeological and Historical Foundation, a national extension, is appealing to get the location registered as a world heritage site as it is among the oldest confirmed cities in the world.
Ministry of Foreign Relations | Response to Foxomexran Friendship treaty
The Abjekistanian Ministry of Foreign Relations is proud to announce the upcoming signing of the Abjekistano-Foxomexran friendship treaty. ''It is an immense honor for the entire Abjekistanian nation, says AMFR minister Abel Bozukh, to accept the signature of this treaty with the grat nation that is Foxomexra'' Abjekistanian national representative Borankh A. Olimov will be sent by plane to the glorious nation of Foxomexra for a short visit of the country and the signature of the treaty. We hope that this friendship will last as long as it can and ensure better international relation for both Nations.
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