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Hellenic Airlines Flight 1222HA, an airbus A330-300 carrying 294 passengers plus 2 pilots and 6 flight attendants (302 souls) flies over Sason, in the Mehmed Republic. Destination: Jakarta, Eulumia.

At this point it is nearing its cruising altitude. On board, all is calm. People are talking, some snacks have already been passed out. One family of 4 is talking about their vacation in the island nation of Eulumia, and all that they will enjoy. Others are getting connecting flights elsewhere. Another passenger, 7 year old Loukas, watches his movie, an American classic called “Air Bud”.

Two missiles come up underneath the aircraft and hit their target. The explosion happens midair and it rips apart the aircraft violently. The fuselage is blown apart, the wings fall to the sky. All on board along with it.

In a 13km area on the ground from Sason to Yazili the debris falls back down. Residents below are horrified at the scene and quickly the Mehmed Army responds to the debris field to begin cleanup...

In Byzantium, the flight point of origin, Hellenic Air officials are piecing together what happened. News reports show a trail of smoke from the ground to the air, suggesting missiles. Archon Pericles in his office slams his fist on the table and begins to cry...his sister Katina Legeas was onboard.

Furstia wrote:After pondering for a few seconds, she replied.

"Well, to begin with, and despite having being trained for a year to operate the craft and my own experiences as an airwoman on Earth, it was a bit difficult and mindblowing for me to come to terms with the fact that I was, indeed, in space. I'm sure American astronauts will agree that no amount of training can prepare a person for a first time in orbit.

The fact that thousands of people from completely different backgrounds took part in the successful project that was Druzhba-1 is another thought that I had in my mind when comms ceased after the first day. I wouldn't be here speaking with you if it weren't for the almost countless contributions that made that flight a reality.

Space exploration is one of the most powerful testaments of what we as a species can achieve when we work with absolute honesty and unity. All propagandistic and grandiose public announcements don't matter at all when you can see the actual results of those years of careful planification. I still wear my uniform with pride, but up there the only thing Furstian is the shoulder patch on my arm. A life lesson learned is that I need to work with whoever is by my side at that time if we want to suceed in our mission and return home safely.

That is why I truly believe that cooperation is the only reasonable path that we can take when it comes to the future of space exploration. Some politicians may have their doubts about this approach but their concers are strictly aligned with aspects that only make sense here on Earth. There is enough destruction here, regrettably, and the militarization of space would be a complete waste of potential for what can be achieved."

"Well said Ms. Makinde. The Union believes that space should be used for peace, not war. Though we human fight constantly here on the ground, space is a dream of expanding human knowledge of the great beyond. It's one of the reason NASA works on perfecting mass driver technology so as to make it easier to send things into orbit. The same rule applies for the Moon. The lunar cave systems show promise for a lunar base but we are still making studies of them with sonar equipped probes to see if we can construct our planned Luna 1 base." Yates replied with a smile

Post self-deleted by Imperial Eagle.

The Hellenes League wrote:Ministry of Public Works & Planning
Bureau of Infrastructure Development
Byzantine Project

Part of the Byzantine Project is to approach the larger surround area with initiatives of its own, that solve problems as well.

One major problem is the increase in traffic, notably in the area between Troy and Malkara. To help alleviate this growing concern, the Hellenic League will be developing the “Troy Motorway” connecting 0-3 and 0-7 motorways to the 0-5 motorways. This new motorway will be nearly 200 miles long.

The center piece of this new motorway will be the “Troy Bridge”, with a main span of 2,023 m (6,637 ft). It will make it one of the largest suspension bridges in the world.

Once this motorway and bridge are completed, it will be the first motorway outside of Byzantium to connect Europe and Asia.

The total estimated cost of the Troy Motorway & Bridge Project will be $3.5 billion. Funds will be secured via investments from Hellenic corporations abroad, public funding, and outreach to investors globally.

Funding is anticipated to take 1 month (4 RL days). Once funding is secured, the project will brake ground 2 months later, with the project timeline being 3 years (156 RL days) until full completion.

ooc:

http://www.1915canakkale.com/en-us

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Çanakkale_1915_Bridge

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kınalı-Balıkesir_Motorway

Bureau of Infrastructure Development

The long awaited completion of the Troy Bridge and Troy Motorway has finally been achieved.

This motorway is the first motorway outside of Byzantium to connect Asia and Europe. It also helps alleviate major traffic problems in the area due to the growing population and movement of people.

This project will pay off with major contributions to the local economy and will lead to an increase in the National GDP.

At 20,023m, the Troy Bridge is one of the longest mid-mid span suspension bridges in the world. It’s total length 4,608m. The beauty and attentions to detail, adds to our culture and national profile on the world stage.

Encoded Message to Fort Grant, 16th Infantry Division HQ, Panama Canal Zone, Territory of New Columbia

Attempts to ease tensions with Government of Panama have ended in failure. Threats to Canal remain due to attempts to extort funds or block shipping in the Zone. Operation Just Cause II is greenlight. HVTs such as PDF leadership, Presidential Cabinet, President Juan Cortizo, National Assembly and city government of Panama City. Damage is to be limited so as to avoid loss of life among civilian population. Fort Sherman on the northern end of the Canal is to go to alert level 1 due to concern PDF elements will mount small scale attack on Colon to shut down the zone. This operation is to begin within 72 hours of receiving this message.

Bureau of North American Business Development
Koç Holdings-Sportsman’s Warehouse

Working with the Bureau of North American Business Development and entities in the United States (Imperial Eagle) we are excited to announce the acquisition of Sportsman’s Warehouse at a cost of $980mn.

Sportsman’s Warehouse is the destination for outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy hunting, fishing, camping and more. It offers the products that customers look for at the best prices. At 120 stores in 18 states, as well as a gunsmith shop that servers customers nationwide, it serves a wide variety of people who all share one thing in common; a love of the outdoors.

Other great programs include the Explorewards Customer Loyalty Program and the Explorewards Credit Card, offering both a Visa and a Private Label Credit Card. These programs offer great benefits to the customer and we will continue to expand these programs.

With this acquisition we also plan to expand Sportsman’s warehouse product catalog, catering to the outdoor industry in the United States which encompasses various sectors such as boating, Recreational Vehicles, Power sports, and more.

This acquisition offers Koç Holdings a diverse revenue stream, and we will use our experience that we have gained in retail and expansion, however sportsman’s warehouse offers us a great learning opportunity as well.

We look forward to more announcements to be made soon regarding the Sportsman’s Warehouse business.

We want to thank them for this new partnership, as well as all the associates and management who will help us continue to make this a great business.

Similar Cigars

10:45 AM, Zentrale des Ministerium für Staatssicherheit Sonderzone Berlin

Dzierzynski had finished inspecting the files handed to him. The investigation was going too slow for his liking. He decided to take a break. He reached into the inner pocket of his suit and took out the Paperboard box of brand "Diplomat" Cigars. It was funny to him. He was never really the diplomatic type, so it was ironic that he smoked "Diplomat" Cigars. He took one out of the box and noted that he would soon need to buy new ones with a hint of disappointment. He looked at the portrait at the wall of his office and smiled. The fact that Dzierzynski still had a portrait of Erich Honecker in his office 27 years after his death, often lead to raised eyebrows. To Dzierzynski it was clear what he was fighting for: To rid his socialist Fatherland of the parasites that seek to destroy it. His face darkened as his thoughts wandered off to the past. Twenty years ago, he would never have thought he would be where he is today. A failure. Although it looked like he would become general secretary after Mielke's death, Jähn and his goons destroyed his future. His enemies were underestimating him. He was merely gathering information until the time was ripe for the Stasi to return to glory. Dzierzynski unlocked a drawer and glanced through the hundred of files containing thousands of documents. Data, Numbers, Facts, every single piece of dirt about every politician that could oppose him. 15 years of preparation nearing completion and only a few more steps and the entire rotten structure will be removed. Dzierzynski put out his cigar and got back to working on the case of stolen crates.

10:45 AM, ???, ??? Land Sachsen-Anhalt

The man had finished inspecting the work of his men. The execution of Phase 1 was going too slow for his liking. He decided to take a break. He reached into the pocket of the long-forgotten naval uniform he was wearing and took out the Paperboard box of brand "Sprachlos" Cigars. It was funny to him. He was never a man of many words, so it fitted that he smoked "Speechless" cigars. He took one out and noted that the box would last for several more days with a hint of satisfaction. He looked at the portrait on the walls of his provisional office and saluted. To him, it was clear what he was fighting for: To rid his Fatherland of the socialist parasites that plaque it. He smiled as his thoughts wandered off to the past. Twenty years ago, he would never have thought he would be where he is today. A leader. Although it looked like his career would prosper it all fell apart when Mielke and his goons destroyed his future. His enemy underestimated him. He was merely gathering strength until the time was ripe for Germany to return to glory. The man looked at a report prepared by his men. Data, Numbers, Facts. Soon the time would come. 10 years of preparation finally paying off and Only a few more steps and the entire rotten structure will be purged. The Man put out his cigar and got back to work.

11:00 AM, Everywhere in the DDR

At precisely 25 seconds after 11 o clock, every phone, radio and tv all over the Republic sprang alive, and the monthly test of the emergency system of the DDR occurred. The TVs and Phones displayed a red screen with the logo of the Ministry for State Security as a small white bar continued to expand through the screen. This was accompanied by an announcement about the test and the national anthem, the radios obviously only had these. Most people simply dismissed this but for some something seemed of, and precisely 40 seconds after 11 o clock, just as the first line of the national anthem finished, the police was called.

Duma wrote:Ministry of Foreign Affairs

At the foreign ministry of The Union Between Scandinavians

We will be willing to establish formal and stable diplomatic relations with your nation, therefore we have appointed Ms. Rosie Da-Ying as ambassador to Kalmar.
We are waiting for your response

with regard

Signed: Bai Zhelan Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation

Scandinavian Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Diplomatic Endeavours
Response to Previous Correspondence from the Republic of Duma

We are happy to accept your request to establish an embassy in our capital. Assuming you are willing, we have dispatched esteemed diplomat and former neuroscientist Kristian-Řrjan Soren to begin preparations for an embassy in the city of Xiamen. As well, the Head Minister of the Scandinavian Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Diplomatic Endeavours wishes to extend the arm of diplomacy to any nation who wishes to establish formal diplomatic relations with our government. We are happy to invite correspondence with foreign nations!

Signed
Johnny Leite, Head Minister of the Scandinavian Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Diplomatic Endeavours and MP to the Norwegian Parliament for Kongsberg's 4th District

Old Quarter, Panama City, Panama, 1 PM

A group of 4 nondescript looking men walked in the Old Quarter of Panama City, acting like your typical tourists, taking pictures and being just like any other person. What many around them didn't know was these four men were part of the Union's Special Operations Command. One of the men motioned for the other three to follow him to a secluded area

"Alright, Command wants to ensure that those buildings are our first target," he spoke while pointing at a picture of the Palacio de las Garzas before point at a next one, the Asamblea Nacional de Panamá

"Command wants no screw-ups when we begin the operation in a few months. For the time being, we do light recon around the city and as far as San Miguelito due to it being the next largest in the province and country. 2nd Battalion will handle things on the western side of the Canal Zone and up around Colon. I personally don't expect much to occur out that way or up north but I don't make the plans. Due to the close proximity of the city to the Zone, we are to secure these buildings and any HVTs inside. It's likely President Cortizo might be elsewhere in the city once this kicks off but there's that small chance he may be at the presidential palace, same with the PPF leadership at the Ministry of Public Security. Even with their small numbers, they may pull off something we don't expect so don't expect these guys to roll over once the Army gets its sh*t together. On that note, Command said the 2nd Infantry is being redeployed from Maryland after it completed drills up there and should be in Colon by next month at the earliest. And try not to get you asses down with some STD....looking at you Roberts."

One of the men just sighed and spoke

"For Christ's sake John, how the hell was that MY fault?!"

The aforementioned John just stared at Roberts before replying

"Cuz I caught you in the bed with that cheap floozy during that sh*tshow in Ebensburg during the civil war there in Danubia. And no...you're not living that down."

Roberts merely sighed before looking at the maps again as a light chuckle spread

"Now do you guys understand the plan? Scout the city, the rest of the battalion will spread out throughout the province and scout things. Ramirez's group has the northern part of the city while we and Townsends group have the southern section of the city. Now if there's any questions..." Seeing one of the men make a motion, he looked at him "What Smith?"

the man, Smith looked serious for a moment before grinning

"After this op...can we for the love of god relax at the bars and beach cuz I've been dying to get out and let loose."

The other men looked at him for a moment before laughing, the leader, John, even smiling before replying

"Yes Roy, after this, you can enjoy the beach. Hell, run around naked for all I care. But be warned, you do that, I am not saving your sorry a** from the MPs again."

The men laughed some more while going over final details and splitting up for a long week of recon.

Question of the Week

What is the highest point and lowest point in your controlled territory?

The People's Media Agency/人民媒社/인민미디어대행사/ピープルズメディアエージェンシー/Агентство народных СМИ

KUM-SOK CITY — Beloved Leader Kum Jing-In attended a Lunar New Year's address in the city of Kum-sok, commemorating the start of a new year.

    Comrades, revolutionaries, workers of the world, greetings! A new year knocks on our door. From the city of Kum-sok, I extend my New Year wishes to you all!

    The past year has been tough and difficult for all of us. We have waged war against the counter-revolutionary forces in our society. We have jumpstarted economic recovery. We have stood up to the bullying and sanctions of the Romanovs and the United Kingdom. We allied with our friends in the Orient to take a stand against the imperialist outsiders who encroach in Asia. With solidarity and resilience, we wrote an epic story surrounding our rise in this new world.

    From medical workers to the brave fighters of the PDF, from the intellectual researchers to the humble workers, from the old to the young, we all united as one to fulfilled our destinies to protect ourselves and our country with respect and love.

    We salute all the workers of the world! Workers of the world, unite!

    We must all stay tenacious, keep our feet rooted onto the grounds of reality, and work hard to paint a magnificent picture of Mogpyo-Juche. We shall all steadily march ahead towards the goal of common prosperity, and establish a new paradigm led by the workers of this country. Those who have given everything, including their labour power, blood, and sweat to our nation, must see a bright future! Already, our tripartite systems of organisation have started to yield results. Our encouragement for cooperatives as well. We shall make a return to the red labour policies of old and emancipate the proletariat class from the chains of hegemonic capitalism.

    The FEUP bears its eternal great cause in mind. We will march ahead for the people, and we will certainly realize the great rejuvenation of the pan-Asian nation. I wish our land to be splendid, our country to be prosperous, and our people to live in happiness. May an auspicious year meet us all! It is the year of the Ox - may we be blessed with a bull market on our fingertips.

    五福臨門、龍馬精神、年年有餘!

    新年快樂 (Happy New Year)!

JNN Report

After months on the run, Takeshi Tezuka, the man behind the plot of the failed assassination of President Komi, was found earlier today. Previous locations that Tezuka was believed to be hiding were in southern Japan, but his body was found in a hotel room in Aomori. Officials have put the cause of death down to a suicide. It is believed that Tezuka was going to attempt to leave Japan to go to the FEUSSR, but decided against it when seeing the amount of border security that was present at the local ports. This is, however, pure speculation.

With the finding of Tezuka's body, and no action having been taken by the Japanese Purists, federal police will be removed from areas that they were not originally in before the call to ramp up security was made. However, a new rule is being put into place that each citizen, unless they are under the age of five, is required to have an identification card to travel abroad. If a citizen does not have this card, they will not be allowed to leave the nation until one is acquired. Foreigners will still have to follow the same paths with visas unless they apply for Japanese citizenship.

On the topic of Japanese citizenship, President Komi has signed an executive order that allows any citizens of countries that are part of the Asian Union to have dual citizenship with their home-country and Japan. This dual citizenship will be marked on their identification card. Finally, going on to members of the Asian Union, despite Japan not celebrating the Lunar New Year, President Komi wishes each nation that does a happy Lunar New Year, and that the year of the Ox be kind and developmental for the Asian Union.

Peoples Ministry of External Affairs, Trade and Investment
Volksministerium für Außenangelegenheiten, Handel und Investitionen
Külügyi, Kereskedelmi és Beruházási Népminisztérium

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To the External/Foreign Ministry of The Union Between Scandinavians

We are interested in establishing formal diplomatic connections with the Brotherly Union Between Sweden, Norway and Denmark; in the form of a mutual establishment of embassies between Kalmar and Budapest. We have pre-emptively nominated Orsós Valentin for the position of Danubian Ambassador to Scandinavia.

Should you accept, we will inform Comrade Orsós to make preparations to leave for Scandinavia as soon as possible.

We look forward to your response.

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Imperial Eagle wrote:Department of Commerce Memo to the Ministry of Trade, Donau-Bundesreich

In the interest of peaceful relations and good business, we wish to extend to you the same trade agreement we have reached with the Hellenic Republic. Danubian businesses would be allowed to open chains and branches within the Union while Union companies would doe the same. The same companies doing agreements in the Hellenic Republic would do the same in your nation and allow for public relations to improve and also allow our respective peoples to enjoy each others products with low tariffs. Please respond when possible if you agree to this deal.

To the United States Department of State, Imperial Eagle

We would be glad to extend such a trade agreement between Danubia and the Union. The ministry sees this as an important step in restoring ties between our two nations and show our commitment to peace and progress despite the former hostility between our peoples. We will contact Comrade Alexander Hass, the Danubian Ambassador to the Union, and have him ratify this deal on behalf of the Danubian Socialist Confederation

The following Companies have also expressed interest in accessing the Lucrative American Manufacturing Industries:

Automobile - ŠKODA AUTO
Oil and Natural Resources - Voestalpine, OMV-MOL
Firearms/Equipment - Glock-Steyr-Mannlicher, CZG, Sellier & Bellot
Aircraft - Diamond Aircraft, Industria Aeronautică, UTVA

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-Greater Canada- wrote:Department of Commerce

The Canadian Government extends a trade deal to Donau-Bundesreich and The Hellenes League in the interest of having peaceful relations. The trade deal will allow Hellenes and Donau-Bundesreich Businesses to open chains and branches in Canada and the same for Canadian companies to open chains and branches in Donau-Bundesreich and Hellenes. Also Canada will lower tariffs on certain products and Hellenes and Donau-Bundesreich to lower tariffs on certain Canadian products.

To the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development, -Greater Canada-

We are interested in a trade agreement with Canada, however we feel that we would need to further discuss the terms of such an agreement before we can commit to any long-term agreement. We would be happy to send Melina von Stroheim, the Danubian Ambassador in Canada, to discuss these terms with Global Affairs Canada on behalf of the Danubian Socialist Confederation.

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Signed,

Genosse/Elvtárs Tom Weichselbraun
People's Minister for External Affairs, Trade and Investment and Chairman of the Diplomatic Service
Volksminister Für Außenangelegenheiten, Handel Und Investitionen Und Vorsitzender Des Diplomatischen Dienstes
Külgazdasági, Kereskedelmi És Beruházási Népminiszter És A Diplomáciai Szolgálat Elnöke

Donau-Bundesreich wrote:Peoples Ministry of External Affairs, Trade and Investment
Volksministerium für Außenangelegenheiten, Handel und Investitionen
Külügyi, Kereskedelmi és Beruházási Népminisztérium

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To the External/Foreign Ministry of The Union Between Scandinavians

We are interested in establishing formal diplomatic connections with the Brotherly Union Between Sweden, Norway and Denmark; in the form of a mutual establishment of embassies between Kalmar and Budapest. We have pre-emptively nominated Orsós Valentin for the position of Danubian Ambassador to Scandinavia.

Should you accept, we will inform Comrade Orsós to make preparations to leave for Scandinavia as soon as possible.

We look forward to your response.

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Scandinavian Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Diplomatic Endeavours
Response to Previous Correspondence from the Danubian Socialist Confederation

Hello! We are very grateful for the offer and gladly accept the establishment of official diplomatic relations. We shall prepare for Comrade Orsós' arrival. In the meantime, we have informed esteemed diplomat and socialist lobbyist Arfast Kroon of this development, and have dispatched him to Budapest at haste.

Safe travels to Comrade Orsós!

Signed
Johnny Leite, Head Minister of the Scandinavian Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Diplomatic Endeavours and MP to the Norwegian Parliament for Kongsberg's 4th District

Zachod galicia

Order 4620 - Violent Anti-Government Resistance Reported Across Nation.

Reports have circulated that last night, President Urban Moraczewski signed into effect an order known only as Order 4620. This resulted in large numbers of military population descending on the cities of Tarnau and Újszandec as soldiers stormed into homes and slaughtered large numbers of the remaining "traitorous" German and Hungarian populations of the cities. Reports have put the death toll in the thousands as Moraczewski has promised to rid Galicia of the traitorous Popular Front and Niepożądane (Undesirables) once and for all.

As soon as news of the disaster, a video leaked onto numerous national news sites showing Dr. Róża Narutowicz calling upon all Free Galicians to resist the "Fascist" leadership followed by numerous reports of angry mobs seizing government buildings across Silesia as well as some major cities in other provinces including the cities of Rzeszów, Opole and numerous high-minority population areas across the country.

Many Senators have now gone into hiding and the military leadership has affirmed full loyalty to President Moraczewski and the Galician State. Moraczewski also commented on the Statement issued by President Boldizar of the Danubian Socialist Confederation, calling it ironic that a nation claims to stand up for minorities when it was only due to Austro-Hungarian Imperialism that these peoples were able to corrupt the Galician National Identity in the first place. When questioned whether he feared Danubian Intervention, he jokingly said that he hopes the Danubians will have the guts to intervene so the great polish people can show the world their true strength.

The Union Between Scandinavians wrote:Scandinavian Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Diplomatic Endeavours
Response to Previous Correspondence from the Danubian Socialist Confederation

Hello! We are very grateful for the offer and gladly accept the establishment of official diplomatic relations. We shall prepare for Comrade Orsós' arrival. In the meantime, we have informed esteemed diplomat and socialist lobbyist Arfast Kroon of this development, and have dispatched him to Budapest at haste.

Safe travels to Comrade Orsós!

Signed
Johnny Leite, Head Minister of the Scandinavian Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Diplomatic Endeavours and MP to the Norwegian Parliament for Kongsberg's 4th District

Peoples Ministry of External Affairs, Trade and Investment
Volksministerium für Außenangelegenheiten, Handel und Investitionen
Külügyi, Kereskedelmi és Beruházási Népminisztérium

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To the Scandinavian Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Diplomatic Endeavours.

We thank you for the quick response and will gladly welcome Arfast Kroon to Danubia. We will prepare an embassy at the heart of Budapest ready for your use and per protocol shall be greeted by myself upon his arrival. We look forward to a peaceful and prosperous relationship between our great peoples.

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Signed,

Genosse/Elvtárs Tom Weichselbraun
People's Minister for External Affairs, Trade and Investment and Chairman of the Diplomatic Service
Volksminister Für Außenangelegenheiten, Handel Und Investitionen Und Vorsitzender Des Diplomatischen Dienstes
Külgazdasági, Kereskedelmi És Beruházási Népminiszter És A Diplomáciai Szolgálat Elnöke

Official statement - Artifacts
~ Department of State for Cultural Affairs, Orange-Bourgogne

The Department for Cultural Affairs, in collaboration with the Departments of State for External Affairs, Commerce, and the Cabinet Office, have agreed to publish the following joint statement concerning [the return of] various artifacts layed claim upon by other states:

First of all, we would like to stress that the Orange-Bourgognian Government did not deny looking into the claims sent forward by nations. The sanctions imposed are therefore premature, as they have yet to be reviewed and considered. However, not only are the sanctions premature, they are also blown up to nothing less than absurd proportions. Delhi claims to be willing to negotiate with our Administration, but so far all we have seen is strong language without any actions, except of course for such actions tha deteriorate our relations even further. Thus we have serious doubts about their willingness to settle this matter in a civil and polite way.

Some of the artifacts claimed could well be owned by an individual rather than an institution like the Orange-Bourgognian Museum, which would make it substantially more difficult to return the object as there are matters of private ownership at stake as well. And in some instances, the pieces may have been passed down the generations of a family for more than three centuries. These people who own the pieces now also have some claim to the objects - even if at an earlier time the ownership was not obtained lawfully. Other cases will be more clear and thus easier to deal with.

That is why the Government is willing to establish an independent Restitution Commission, which is to be headed by Professor Nicolette van Dam (Amsterdam University). That Commission will be reviewing and considering all claims made by foreign authorities, and make a recommendation in due course to the Minister of National Heritage. Their advice will be published for free and available to all that request it. The Minister then has the power to make provision for the safe return of the artifact. Guidelines, aligned to those already used under the 'Washington Principles on Nazi-Confiscated Art' will be laid down in order to further limit the powers of the Minister.

There shall be one condition applicable to nations that seek to have an artifact returned: the Restitution Commission will only look into a case when the requesting nation has no sanctions imposed on Orange-Bourgogne. As nations have already indicated their unwillingness to impose such sanctions, this should not be too much of a burden. After all, the cases have at such a time still to be reviewed.

[Signed]

Also on the behalf of the Ministers of External Conflicts and International Trade:
The Most Hon. The Marquess of Sheffield
Secretary of State for Cultural Affairs

Vashnal wrote:JNN Report

After months on the run, Takeshi Tezuka, the man behind the plot of the failed assassination of President Komi, was found earlier today. Previous locations that Tezuka was believed to be hiding were in southern Japan, but his body was found in a hotel room in Aomori. Officials have put the cause of death down to a suicide. It is believed that Tezuka was going to attempt to leave Japan to go to the FEUSSR, but decided against it when seeing the amount of border security that was present at the local ports. This is, however, pure speculation.

With the finding of Tezuka's body, and no action having been taken by the Japanese Purists, federal police will be removed from areas that they were not originally in before the call to ramp up security was made. However, a new rule is being put into place that each citizen, unless they are under the age of five, is required to have an identification card to travel abroad. If a citizen does not have this card, they will not be allowed to leave the nation until one is acquired. Foreigners will still have to follow the same paths with visas unless they apply for Japanese citizenship.

On the topic of Japanese citizenship, President Komi has signed an executive order that allows any citizens of countries that are part of the Asian Union to have dual citizenship with their home-country and Japan. This dual citizenship will be marked on their identification card. Finally, going on to members of the Asian Union, despite Japan not celebrating the Lunar New Year, President Komi wishes each nation that does a happy Lunar New Year, and that the year of the Ox be kind and developmental for the Asian Union.

We greatly admire President Komi's initiative to give citizens of the nations that are part of the Asian Union the possibility of having dual citizenship, for this reason also the Republic of Duma will undertake in the future to guarantee our citizenship to anyone who wishes it, in the name of the Union of all Asian Peoples.
President Zat wishes everyone a happy Lunar New Year.

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The National Assembly has approved the plan to build two launch bases for the Duma Air Force and Space Agency (DASA), one in Xichang (Sichuan)
and one in Wenchang (Hainan), the cost of the project has not been made official, which has yet to be approved by the Construction Supervision Committee, the government body that has the task of approving and following the construction of any civil and military engineering project.
The cost will be made public within 3 months of approval.
Once complete they will be at the full disposal of the DASA and all members of the AU. We also propose the creation of an Asian space agency, which includes the space agencies of the member countries.
As previously mentioned we will be willing to collaborate on the GAIA project.

Far Eastern Union of Soviet Republics
Eulumia
Neu-australis
Vashnal

Central America Federation, Krogis, and Neu-australis

Fishing for salmon becoming more lucrative. It expects other nations wanting to fish in Icelandic waters. Nations must seek a permit to fish here.

To: Defence Forces of The Union Between Scandinavians
From: Gen. Konstantin Demchenko, Romanovan Patriotic Front, Romanovskaya
Subject: Purchase of surplus Stridsvagn 103C battle tanks.
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To whom it may concern,

As General of the army of the Romanovan Patriotic Front, I am writing to you to enquire about the possibility of purchasing ten of your surplus Stridsvagn 103C battle tanks. We have selected this model as we feel its design for its defensive capabilities and its ability to easily manoever through the Romanovan terrain.

We are prepared to offer $1.5 million dollars for the ten Strv 103C battle tanks, working out at $150,000 per tank. We believe this is a fair price for surplus equipment of this nature. I can also assure you that we will cover the costs of the delivery of the tanks should you accept this offer.

It is my hope we can complete this deal in the interests of friendship and the sharing of a common goal, the defence of our nations territory and the upholding of constitutional democracy.

Regards,

Константин Демченко
General of the Army of the Romanovan Patriotic Front

The Galician War

Following recent events in Galicia and a rejection of the ultimatum provided by the Danubian Socialist Confederation to President Urban Moraczewski of the Galician Federation, the Central Committee and Peoples Congress of the Danubian Confederation held an emergency joint-session to address the Issue. During this session, the body discussed the situation in Galicia, including the decades of authoritarian rule and lack of respect for due process, the plight of the German and Hungarian minorities in the region and the threat to Danubia due to the proximity of the crisis and the Anti-Danubian Rhetoric of the ruling government; The Danubian Senate had no choice to discuss military intervention to protect its interests. Following a vote, the Peoples Congress voted 594-56 in favour of intervention; a move which was then unanimously confirmed and ratified by the Central Committee.

Following this development, an official declaration of war was joint written by President Kende Boldizar and Tom Weichselbraun (People's Minister for External Affairs, Trade and Investment and Chariman of tthe Diplomatic Service), which was then forwarded to the Danubian Ambassador in Galicia, Tadeáš Medvedík. At 8:30am, this declaration was handed to tthe Galicyjski Minister Spraw Zagranicznychi and Comrade Medvedík promtly began preparations to leave the nation; with the Central Committee recieving confirmation of this at 9:02am. At 9:15am, the First Revolutionary Army Group of the Danubian Socialist Confederation (which had already been dispatched to the border as this conflict escalated) crossed the shared Galician-Danubian border at Poprad and occupied the small town of Zakopane, as a state of war now existed between the two nations.

President Boldizar made a public statement expressing his regret that he must send Danubia to war so soon, and wishes that this conflict could have a peaceful resolution. He stated that the Galician Government had committed high crimes against humanity within their own borders and had intervened in a democratic election to secure their own power. The Galician Government has shown no interest in peaceful negotiation, leading to military intervention as the only option to ensure peace and stability in Europe. Support for the war remains high among the Danubian Population as videos of the Order 4620 genocides were shown en masse by Danubian Media across the nation, with many calling for Moraczewski to stand trial at the UAN for his crimes against Humanity.

The People's Minister of National Defence, Leon Schwarz, has affirmed that the Danubian Peoples Revolutionary Army will try to keep civilian casualties to a minimum during this conflict. We are aware that some innocent civilians will perish in this conflict, but the death toll will be far less than it would be if we allowed Moraczewski to continue slaughtering his own people. Danubia has also announced their full recognition of President Róża Narutowicz and her Commitee of National Action and have stressed that this is not a war of imperialism or conquest, and full authority will be returned to the rightful government and people of Galicia once the conflict has come to an end.

The Danubian Intelligence and International Observation Service (DNIB/DHNMS) has begun to contact numerous anti-Moraczewski cells which have risen throught Galicia as well as remenants of the Galicyjski Popularny Przód, so that our forces can coordinate efforts against the Galician Military as well as allowing us to prepare an interim government for the post-war period. President Róża Narutowicz has been offered full asylum in Danubia for the duration of the war and will be provided a guard in Budapest, so that she remains safe from any operations by the Galician Government to silence their opponent.

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Office of the President of Canada

President Andrew Collins has signed an executive order to have a plan for South Ontario to be run all by green power such as wind turbines, solar panels, and hydropower.

Confidential Document

This is an order from the President of Canada. 50 Joint Task Force 2 members will assist Imperial Eagle on taking Panama City. You are to report to Fort Grant and will be flying to Panama from Trinidad and Tobago.

Confidential Document

The President of Canada has appointed a team of Canadian scientists and astronauts to be trained in Imperial Eagle to help build a base in the underground caverns of the moon.

Canadian Space Agency

The Canadian Space Agency will be constructing a launch pad to be able to launch satellites and manned missions to space. The launchpad will be located in Trinidad and Tobago as it’s the closest to the equator. The Canadian Space Agency will also be developing a rocket to be able to propel satellites and manned flights into space.

Canadian Tire

Canadian Tire has bought Dunham’s for 800 million dollars. Dunham’s will keep everything but be Canadian owned. There also will be a Canadian Tire loyalty program at Dunham’s.

Koç Holdings
Hermes Aerospace Systems Subsidiary

We are excited to announce our acquisition of Lordstown Motors, located out of Lordstown, OH in the United States (Imperial Eagle) for a total of $1.7bn.

Lordstown Motors will continue it’s relationship with General Motors and operate at a Tier 1 status on its supply chain to assist the supply of parts needed for production. We will use our assets to expand Lordstown across the market in the United Stated with eventual focus on the electric vehicle market in the United States.

Lordstown Motors is aimed at being a major competitor in the market against Tesla and Rivian.

The Lordstown Endurance all electric pick up truck will enter into full production at the Lordstown Facility within the next three months. At a cost of $52,500 per unit, it is expected to be a major seller in the U.S. market. For now Lordstown Motor units will be sold at various GM dealerships across the country, working those service departments as well. We are also offering delivery of units to customers in Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Indiana, West Virginia and Kentucky.

We are excited to join this partnership and we will work with Lordstown to expand it, diversity product line, dealership footprint and identifying various service centers.

This acquisition will not result in any company personnel changes.

Mark Scheinberg

Canadian Billionaire Mark Scheinberg has announced a company startup which will design and sell electric vehicles. The company will have its headquarters in Windsor, Canada. The company will be called Volta Motors. The company will be named after Alessandro Volta who is the inventor of the electric battery. Volta Motors will first be developing a pickup truck, sedan, and a SUV. The pickup truck will be called the Volta Cascadia. The SUV will be called the Volta Constellation. The sedan will be called the Volta Buffalo. The cars will have a self driving mode on it and feature a tablet in the vehicle. It will also have its own navigation system that will be made by Volta Motors. The navigation system will also be available as an app on the Apple Store and Google Play.

Office of the Prime Minister of the Union of Aozhou

新年快乐! As ethnic Chinese, Vietnamese, Koreans, and many others all over the world mark the beginning of the year of the Ox, I want to wish all who celebrate a Happy Lunar New Year. Here in Aozhou, this holiday occurs in the late summertime and is a cherished opportunity for members of the Aozhouese Chinese community to spend time with their families and celebrate.

In addition to marking the new year, this holiday is a special reminder to the ethnic Chinese community, and other Asian communities, in Aozhou of our heritage and cultural background. But here in Aozhou, it is not just a holiday for the Chinese and other East Asian communities, but an inclusive holiday to bridge the gap between cultural groups and to learn about one another, no matter if you are ethnically Chinese, European, Aboriginal, Maori, or any other ethnicity.

So, to everyone around the world who is celebrating, whether it’s winter or summer for you, we wish you a happy lunar new year!

Hon. Jonathan Wang MP
Prime Minister of the Union of Aozhou

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