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Founder: The Matriarchy of Mother Bear
Today's World Census Report
The Most Cheerful Citizens in Eastern Europe
The World Census shared cheeky grins with citizens around the world in order to determine which were the most relentlessly cheerful.
As a region, Eastern Europe is ranked 16,627th in the world for Most Cheerful Citizens.
|1.||The Republic of Amelovia||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“Amelovia has not yet perished”|
|2.||The Pan-Slavic Federation of The Slavic League||Democratic Socialists||“Славяне , вернуться к своим корням”|
|3.||The United Socialist States of Olanstan||Father Knows Best State||“Freedom. Unity. Olanstan.”|
|4.||The Incorporated States of Hrvatska-Bosna||Father Knows Best State||“Za Poglavnika i dom spremni ”|
|5.||The Borderlands of Commonwealth of the Caucasus||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“Pretending that we live doesn't make us alive.”|
|6.||The Dominion of Kinestovka||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“Reward intelligence, punish stupidity”|
|7.||The Republic of Gypsylands||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“Gyelem opre roma”|
|8.||The Rogue Nation of Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea-||Iron Fist Consumerists||“Prosperous and great country”|
|9.||The Federation of -Greater Prussia||Capitalist Paradise||“Gott mit uns”|
|10.||The United Kingdom of -Rumania||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“Indivisible by God”|
- : Independent poland ceased to exist.
- : The Borderlands of Commonwealth of the Caucasus arrived from Lazarus.
- : The Nomadic Peoples of Re-Stalinization arrived from The Rejected Realms.
- : The Oppressed Peoples of Niklaustan arrived from Lazarus.
- : Egedesminde ceased to exist.
- : The United Socialist States of The C-C-C-P arrived from The North Pacific.
- : The Armed Republic of Chernarusus departed this region for Sons of Socialism.
- : Leeuropa ceased to exist.
- : -estovakia ceased to exist.
- : Gelezinis apsaugos lietuva ceased to exist.
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The Soviet Navy continued to stand firm for seven more hours until the blockade began to shift, with a large amount of the ships turning broadside towards Sedd el Bahr, or Gallipoli if they were up the canal. A hole big enough for the Slavic Navy to enter the channel one by one was made, with each individual ship being escorted by the SRS Belgrade to the point of Gallipoli. As nearly half the Slavic ships were through the locked down section of waterway, Naval fire broke out. The gunboats of the Soviet fleet quickly began shelling Sedd el Bahr and Gallipoli as even smaller row boats dotted the waters as infantry units were deployed to the beaches. As the SRS Belgrade escorted Slavic ships, it fired when in visual range of either Gallipoli or Sedd El Bahr, waiting until it was broadside to the cities to fire it's 10, 14 inch guns. Due to the proximity to the Belgrade, which farthest would be 50 yards during escort, the Slavs felt the shockwaves as they watched the ship slightly list to the side every time it fired all ten main guns. Slavic sailors could report their ears ringing that night from the proximity to the dreadnaught as it fired.
Montenegro offers its thanks to its Romano-Hungarian ally, and looks forward to fighting by their side with the Caucasians against the Ottoman Turks. The Montenegrin soldiers have successfully reached Constanta, and are boarding ships with the Romano-Hungarian forces as we speak. The finalization of the Budapest Pact has also been completed, with the Montenegrin ambassador in Budapest officially signing the mutual defence treaty. The ambassador wished the highest blessings to the soldiers of our two nations about to face the Turkish foe, and to the Montenegrin, Rumanian, and Hungarian people in a prosperous future.
Our government has sent its thanks to the Slavic League for opening official diplomatic ties, and hopes for future co-operation with its Northern Slavic brethren, especially in light of the recent aggressive spread of Communism among many of our Slavic neighbours to the south.
On the issue of the Montenegrins in Prussia, now off to fight in the Prussian Foreign Legion, some to the Caucasus, we again insist to the Prussians that these men be immediately returned to their mother country. Officials, both civil and military, have offered their assurances that these Montenegrins, most of whom had mostly left their families in Montenegro behind, contrary to the claims made by the Prussians, were not 'refugees' but military deserters who had betrayed their country in their defection to Prussia.
"Righteous justice through prosecution," quoted King Danilo II, "not persecution, as so arrogantly claimed by Chancellor Kaufer, is what awaits the men on their return. Do not misunderstand, noble Prussians. My people and myself have great respect for your people, your culture, and your martial history, which we have looked to as an inspiration, and want nothing more than to improve relations between our Kingdom and your Federation. However, this is a matter which must be addressed if relations are to be improved."
The few family members who managed to leave with the deserters will face no prosecution for desertion, for they were not members of the armed forces. It would be a great dishonour to bring harm upon women, children, and innocent men. His Majesty has even offered to invite other nations to send observers, and even the Red Cross, to where the men will face trials for their criminal action in Cetinje, to ensure the proper physical and legal treatment of the deserters.
For a total of eight whole hours Slavic naval units attacked the Ottoman Navy outside of Istanbul. The resulting fight resulted in over 120 Ottoman ships being sent to the bottom, and 92 Slavic ships sunk. Following the Slavic victory, the Slavic Navy opened fire on the naval instillation of the Turks for a total of two hours before thy turned on the city. No official warning was sent to the city, but the targeting of military installations first gave civilians enough time to move out of the city before the Slavs attacked the infilstructural parts of Instanbul.
Commonwealth Mountain geurillas attack Ottoman supply lines, while Militia groups set up boobytraps in their own homes, and the streets before Ottoman attack. The Militia forces focus heavily on ambush menuvers, and several Ottoman forces persuing Caucasian forces found themselves surrounded by hidden enemies.
The Ottoman ground forces move into Greece, despite the Greek government declaring neutrality. Greek officials demand that the Turks turn back, before Greece repeals its neutrality and join the Caucasians.
News of the Russian Empire building up forces on the Caucasian border causes border friction with the Caucasus.
(Um... I think Greece is controlled by communist Serbovo. Just so you know Caucasus)
In a telegram sent to the nation's embassy in the Ottoman Empire, Rumania-Hungary issued its official declaration of war against them. The Romanian and Hungarian Prime Ministers issued a joint declaration, vowing to "liberate Europe from the grasp of Ottoman rule once and for all." They also assured that the aid being sent by the European nations to the Caucasus will be able to move more freely with the Bosphorus and Dardanelles are cleared of Ottoman control. This declaration has come just after a sizeable Romano-Hungarian fleet set sail for the Caucasus, in order to provide direct aid to Caucasian militias. They are expected to arrive within a few days. Mobilization of the military has also been ordered, as nearly 200,000 reserves have been called-up, bringing military strength up to 450,000. More are expected in the coming days and weeks.
A Romano-Hungarian delegation has also been in discussion with the Russian Empire, talking about a possible agreement where by the Caucasus is recognized by the Russians as an independent state. Communications have also been sent to the Slavic fleet
Over the horizon just beyond the Bosphorus Strait and East Thrace, another Romano-Hungarian fleet, consisting of nearly 50% of the fleet, including the recently completed dreadnought RHS Buda, along with nearly 80 other vessels, not including transports carrying over 140,000 soldiers (with thousands of horses, pack animals, 100+ machine guns and approximately 379 artillery pieces), was spotted by Turkish observers. Since most of the Ottoman military was focused on the Soviet and Slavic threat to the south, the Romano-Hungarian fleet, apart from some coastal defence batteries, faced little opposition as it approached the Ottoman lines. After a bombardment from the fleet, Romano-Hungairan forces made their landing in Thrace, blasting their way through minimal Ottoman coastal defences, facing greater resistance as they marched inland. As the Army advanced inland, the Navy broke through Ottoman defences at the Bosphorus, and beating back an Ottoman naval counter-attack from the east. With its eastern flank secured from the sea, Romano-Hungarian minesweepers successfully cleared the Turkish mines in the Strait, allowing for the Romano-Hungarian fleet to send ships through to Istanbul, landing additional troops just outside the northern part of the city. Naval forces shelled Ottoman re-inforcesments just trickling in from Anatolia, blocking their relief to Istanbul.
In East Thrace, the Romano-Hungarian Army made steady gains, taking Lule-Burgas and Kirk Kilisse, as well as swaths countryside farther inland. They are expected to reach Edirne (Adrianople) within a day or two. Outside Istanbul, the 5th Romano-Hungarian army corps (consisting of 6 divisions), has successfully cut off the city from the rest of Thrace, and, after its continuing bombardment from land and sea, is preparing an assault on the city itself after the
The Prussian fleet arrived off the coast of Gallapolli shortly after the shelling had begun. The Soviet and Slavic ships were notified of the Prussian fleet's intent to land troops at a beach far from the shelling, they asked that fire be focused away so that the troops could land safely.
The Turks at Gallipoli and Sedd El Bahr were surprised to only see mearly one thousand armed volunteers storming the beaches. While Turkish forces surged east towards Istanbul and other landing sites, Soviet forces targeted the small amounts of Turkish troops entering Greece. 6 thousand soldiers surrounded the 2 thousand Turkish troops, forcing their surrender. Another 10 thousand Soldiers crossed the border from Bulgaria with two Zeppelins overhead providing recon. With Turkish cities falling near instantaneously.
Romano-Hungarian forces, seeing the advance of Serbovian soldiers in East Thrace from one of their own reconnaissance balloons. In a message sent to the Serbovian, the Romania-Hungary will withdraw from Kirk Kilisse, and offer to allow the Serbovian forces to take all of East Thrace west of the cities of Lule-Burgas (in the interior), Midia on the Black Sea (already controlled by the RRHA), and Enos on the Aegean Sea (soon to fall to an advanced RRHA force of 6,000 cavalry and mounted infantry), including the ancient city of Edirne (Adrianople). The land to the east will be occupied by the RRHA until a final peace is made with the Ottoman Empire.
As Ottoman forces in Thrace has been routed (with at least 16,000 RRHA casualties), and soldiers mopping-up remaining resistance, the RRHA now turns its full attention to Istanbul, currently under siege by our nation's army and navy, as well as the Slavic navy. Rumania-Hungary has vowed allow access to the Black Sea to reach Ottoman positions in the Caucasus. On that note, the Romano-Hungarian fleet, carrying nearly 30,000 soldiers (of the RRHA and Montenegrins), is hours away from the coastline of the Caucasus, and has already sunk a small flotilla of Ottoman ships along the way.
After another day of bombardment at Istanbul, an Ottoman delegation road out of the city carrying a flag for a formal parley. The Ottoman officer, identifying himself as Colonel Evren, and General Johan Kovács of the RRHA, agreed to a ceasefire between the opposing sides. Evren, the delegated negotiator from the city's chief commander, Djemal Pasha, since many high-ranking Ottoman officials, including the Sultan himself, had fled into Anatolia just before the city fell siege to the Slav navy. After several hours of talks, and no sign or hope of relief from Anatolia, the Ottoman garrison inside Istanbul agreed to terms for surrendering the city.
As the guns from the various nations fall silent, Romano-Hungarian soldiers are the first to enter the city. The total costs on the Romanian side include 23,704 casualties, including 11,000+ dead. Nearly 110,000 Ottoman soldiers have surrendered thus far to the RRHA, including over 90,000 in Istanbul itself. Soldiers brought with them food and distribute to the city's inhabitants, and worked to provide new law and order to the city. A Battalion of soldiers also went to the Hagia Sophia, where they erected a large white cross atop the old Church, symbolizing the victory of Christendom over the Islamic empire which had ruled the city since its fall in 1453.
The Slavs and soviets have also been invited to send regiments for a formal parade to be made just inside the city, to celebrate the liberation of the city from nearly 450 years of Ottoman rule. Slavic ships have also been spotted passing through the Bosphorus straits, both banks of which are controlled by RRHA soldiers. Anther flotilla of Romano-hungarian ships has also just landed on the east bank, with much needed supplies and an additional 20,000 soldiers, to fend off any further Ottoman counter attacks.
In other news, the Rumania-Hungary Foreign Secretary has announced, with a special note sent to the Caucasus that the Kingdom has come very close in talks with the Russian Empire regarding their recognition of the independence of the Caucasus. The finalized outcome of this bilateral meeting will be revealed in the near future.
Additionally, the United Kingdom of Rumania-Hungary (UKRH) has sent a telegram to Chancellor Kaufer of Greater Prussia, stating that it too must insist that Prussia return the Montenegrin deserters back to their country, citing the soldiers abandonment of their military duties as making the men legally deserters in all military respects to the term. News of the dispute between Prussia and Montenegro has become known in our Kingdom, with Budapest newspapers even calling it the "Deserter Dispute".
In a further telegram, also forwarded to King Danilo II of Montenegro, stating our nation's willingness to send more than two dozen observers to Cetinje to ensure the fair treatment of the Montenegrin soldiers who deserted to Prussia, and will appeal to its Montenegrin ally for their leniency of these men and their families. His Majesty King Charles I has also agreed to commute personally with King Danilo II over the matter, in hopes of swaying him on any ill-intended ideas he may have.