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
AU investors to receive preference: Supreme Soviet
NANHWEI NEW CITY - The Executive Committee of the Supreme Soviet has approved a move to abolish investment limits for nationals of Eulumia, Vashnal, and Duma, permitting AU investors to enter the nation's massive financial market and invest in equity and bond markets.
Currently, most investments are done through a quota system, allowing over 400 institutions across the globe to invest in the country on a selective basis since 2002. The investment quotas usually run at around $100 billion USD, but in recent years, it has increased to $150 billion, then $300 billion USD this year. The FEUSSR is home to some of the world's most successful industries, that being automobiles, steel, shipbuilding, semiconductors, displays and IT, all of which are doing extremely well overseas. With a vibrant cultural scene in the form of dramas, pop songs, food, and a massive online gaming industry, investing in the FEUSSR's advanced and rapidly growing industries is a wise choice for the future for many. Additionally, its educated pool of human resources, natural resources, high internet penetration rate, and its friendly business environment makes the nation determined to do all it can to accommodate investor needs.
Under this new government scheme, investors from the 3 other nations will not be subject to any quotas, and for all intents and purposes, will be treated as domestic investors. A similar scheme has been extended to Infiny, with AU partners being granted separate investment quotas from the current one: Infiny's quota is currently set to $110 billion USD. Under the 2002 quota programme, Eulumia was one of the largest investors in the country, taking up 17.9% of its quota, followed by the US and UKOB. Now, without any quota limits for AU investors, it is expected that incoming FDI will balloon by billions to assist the nation's various enterprises, with the Ministry of Revenues expecting a 6% year-on-year increase in AU investments as a result of the change, on top of FDI from elsewhere.
Masr Al Youm Newspaper
Egyptian National Police launch raid against suspected Islamic extremists
March 25th, Cairo -Hundreds of CSA police officers conducted coordinated raids early Thursday in Cairo in the investigation of several organizations banned over allegations of Islamic extremism.
Some 850 police, including Central Security Forces teams, were involved in the raids of apartments linked to members of suspected Islamic terrorist groups, the state Interior Ministry said.
Several of these organizations were banned by Egypt's state Interior Minister Farouk Ayman ahead of the raids on the grounds that they were “very radical” groups that followed Jihadi Wahhabist ideology.
“The ban is another clear signal to all religious extremists,” Farouk said. “We will fight the roots of terror. We will tolerate no place where terror is preached.”
Authorities said the organization espoused an anti-Semitic ideology and advocated “armed jihad and terrorist attacks on civilians.” The raids were meant to secure its assets and look for evidence, authorities said, and about 73 members were arrested.
The organization consisted of two groups — one of women and one of men — who would meet regularly in private homes and parks, and spread their ideology over the internet and with flyers in public spaces, authorities said.
As the American scientists arrive, they are brought to the Moselyian Nuclear Research Facility, a large once abandoned university in Sao Paulo that was repurposed for nuclear research. The American scientists have been given free rein of the facility and will have offices in the west wing with the rest of the many scientists in charge of nuclear research. The east wing, meanwhile, holds a variety of weapons developers and rocket scientists working on methods of payload delivery. The entire complex is guarded by Moselyian OAS troops, ensuring the compound is kept secure from intruders. On arrival, the American scientists are asked to sign a nondisclosure contract asking that they don't tell people what they're working on, but rather identify themselves as scientists at a "government thinktank".
The Maratha government located in Delhi had numerous contacts with members of the ICC. After some deliberations the Government decided that applying for membership to that alliance would help the country in matters of security, development and diplomacy. Thus, the Empire of Maratha is officially asking the International Cooperation Council for membership in the organization. We hope that this alliance studies our application and accepts our membership.
For Maratha, the ICC became a clear front-runner in different areas from economic development to diplomatic stances. We want to align ourselves with a group of like-minded nations that care about their partners and together grow to achiever greater heights.
Bureau of Justice / สำนักยุติธรรม
The Bureau of Justice has officially abolished the death penalty across Indochina after a referendum was presented to the United Assembly of the Confederation. The vote passed in the United Assembly with 174 votes FOR and 9 votes AGAINST. Chairman Khan signed the referendum into law after it's passing in the United Assembly. Inmates that were sentenced to death will now be removed from those areas of the prisons as they will be redesigned for long-term containment.
Board of Firearms and Ammunition of Indochina / คณะกรรมการอาวุธปืนและเครื่องกระสุนแห่งอินโดจีน
The BFAI (Board of Firearms and Ammunition of Indochina) has now restricted gun access after a statement from Director Somdet-ong-yai Lam stating possession of firearms will be restricted to the Military of the Confederation of Indochinese States. Since 1999, long guns, rifles, shotguns, carbines, machine guns, submachine guns, sniper rifles, automatic rifles, assault rifles, personal defense weapons, and battle rifles have been banned from public possession. This new order now bans handguns and other various firearms that can be used against another citizen of Indochina. Foreigners that are permitted to carry firearms on their person will not be permitted to carry the firearms into Indochina. The only exceptions are allied forces and approved security details. Any person found to be in possession of a firearm illegally will face either a ₭230,093,250 (25,000 USD) fine or two years in prison for their first offense. For the second offense, both quadruple. For the first offense, the amounts listed double from the second offense. The fourth offense will result in a life sentence.
Arrests in Mae Sot / จับกุมได้ที่แม่สอด
After a raid by Confederation Troopers in Mae Sot, Changwattawantok Province, more members of Aehksiav Aehngkhuaam Sangobsuk have been arrested. The raid happened late yesterday afternoon after a number of leads were followed up on by the Confederation Trooper Corp. The following people have been arrested in the raid:
Thong Di Atitarn
Confederation Troopers are still attempting to find the location for the main headquarters for the AAS, but still have next to nothing to act on. Confederation Troopers are looking at getting citizens of the Confederation involved to help cover more ground. The troopers warn that any person found to be connected with the AAS will face harsh punishment and discipline. The leader of the AAS has yet to be found despite appearing on the now defunct Indochina Freedom News.
The Basileus of the Hellenic League
200 years ago, our people rose up to take back something. Freedom. Mainly the realization of freedom. The Hellenic people never lost that sense of it, of freedom.
Brave revolutionaries, especially Alexander Ypsilantis and his Filiki Eteria brought forward revolution against the Ottomans. Theodoros Atredai, Alexander Atredai and Peter Atredai helped lead the charge alongside Alexander Ypsilantis, along with numerous others. Over 50,000 Hellenic Revolutionaries died in the pursuing war.
The Hellenic League since its inception in 337 B.C., traces its roots back to the days of what we call the Minoan Civilization. Since the Minoans, to the founding of the Hellenic League, from Alexander’s Empire to the Byzantines, and now, Hellenic People have spoke a truth. A truth of love, of freedom, of prosperity and of ensuring a better future.
Today we aim to live these principles. To do better, to be better. We work with our allies to push these efforts globally, as we engage in trade and diplomacy globally. Our friends in the ICC act as an important source of security for our defense and for our economy. But perhaps more importantly they have worked with us to pursue bigger things.
I remember orbiting the Earth. I looked out and the gentle curve, the way the light interacts with the atmosphere. I remember looking out into the expanse. It reminded me when I was a boy looking out into the Aegean Sea and thinking how big the world was. Soon, Hellenic Footprints will be on the moon alongside our allies. We plan on pushing the boundaries even more. A Hellenic Mars Rover, satellites and probes, that is the future in the stars. Hellas will help answer humanities questions on the universe.
The Hellenic League today is at war once again with those who once ruled over us. The Mehmed Republic, the remnant of the Ottoman Empire. Once again blood is being spilled to preserve and protect our freedoms we have always held dear. We will not stop until the Ottomans finally surrender.
Today, and this week, we celebrate. We celebrate our family and our friends. We celebrate those who are no longer here.
Happy Independence Day to my brothers and sisters in the Hellenic League.
Basileus of The Hellenic League
Office of the ICC-Hellas
On behalf of our fellow members in the ICC, we are pleased to report that the entirety of the ICC has voted for your entry into the International Cooperation Council.
Your entry has been Approved.
On behalf of the ICC, we welcome you to the organization. The ICC is committed to ensure that it is beneficial to have membership for you, as well as for all members. The development of infrastructure and the national economy of the Maratha Confederacy.
To: Basileus Dimitrios Atredai, Athens, The Hellenes League
From: H.S.H. Princess Zephyrine, The Princely Palace, Baryshevo, Vyborgsky District, Romanovskaya
Subject: Greetings on Hellenic Independence.
Please allow me to express my warmest congratulations and greetings on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the independence of the Hellenic League. Romanovskaya knows and loves your country for its fascinating history, original culture, picturesque nature, cordial and hospitable people. Religion, strong family traditions and friendliness are among the things that we have in common.
It is my hope that Romanovskaya and the Hellenic League maintain a constructive dialogue, expand interstate relations and enhance cooperation across a wide range of areas on the principles of mutual partnership. To Basileus Atredai, I wish you good health and every success, and to all your fellow citizens – prosperity and well-being.
The Princess of the Principality of Romanovskaya
Montreal Subway Expansion
The Quebec Government will be expanding the Montreal underground subway system to branch out more in Montreal offering more train rides to the main part of the city for people in the suburbs of Montreal. It is estimated it will be done in 3 years.
Department of Defense - Encrypted Message
To further protect Canadian interests in the Arctic and Canadian land the Department of Defense will be providing snowmobiles to the Canadian Rangers and the Sirius Dog Sled Patrol in Greenland. The Department of Defense will also be increasing the size of the Sirius Dog Sled Patrol from 12 to a company of 500. The Department of Defense will also be providing more sled equipment and dogs to the Sirius Dog Sled Patrol. The estimated cost of 6,000 snowmobiles is 6,000,000 dollars. The Canadian Government will also be purchasing 3,000 L16 81mm Motors for the Canadian Rangers and the Sirius Dog Sled Patrol for 74,150,000. The Canadian Government will pay 18,537,750 each year until 74,150,000. The Canadian Government will also be buying 3,000 C14 TimberWolfs for the Canadian Rangers and Sirius Dog Sled Patrol for 22,500,000 million.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
25 tugboats will be making their way to the blockage in the Suez Canal. Additionally we have sent ships with various excavation equipment, as well as engineers from the Hellenic Army Corps of Engineers, and other laborers to assist in the removal.
Additionally we will be offering financial assistance if needed to the Said Port and the Suez Canal Authority if needed.
The sooner this blockage ends, the faster we can get back to normal global trade.
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Huang Duzhen: "Asia is most peaceful and prosperous when it is strong"
SHUNTIAN — Huang Duzhen, a popular candidate for both the first and second rounds of the Grand Secretary Elections, has reappeared in public following an incident where he was stabbed 24 times.
Security was heightened this time in his rally at the Yongdingmen. A convoy of police vehicles trailed his motorcade, while sniffer dogs were seen inspecting the area hours before the rally. In his rally, the frontrunner spoke of his core directives in government, which have sparked both praise and criticism.
Here is a full transcript of the speech.
- "There are members of the Soviet of the Union, members from other parties and groups, which assert the way forward is by speeches and majority resolutions to decide the greatest questions of our time - but they are wrong.
The greatest questions of our time are decided, as the revered Bismarck once said, 'by iron and blood.'
And this is the philosophy that encapsulates my views. To get things done, words are not enough. Action is what brings us closer to victory. Technology. The theory of the productive forces. Hard work. That is what brings us towards victory.
The monopoly of the best academic standards and institutions by the developed and wealthy Anglophone countries means that the best graduates go there for post-graduate work, and end up staying there. This creates difficulties for an elected government in our nation. One of the reasons for Japan's spectacular transformation since the times of Meiji is the fact that there was never a brain drain. Their language, culture, and patriotism was intact, and it kept the skilled and talented within their own society to better it. Not so with the English educated in the developing world. The people from Pakistan, America, Canada, and so on now end up serving wealthy European and North American communities. If we are to continue our progress towards higher standards of life, we must find adequate counters to the attractions of richer rewards in the advanced countries. Monetary rewards alone cannot give that sense of fulfillment, which is why we must place emphasis on uplifting standards of life, safety and security - particularly in light of the anti-Asian xenophobic attacks which have exploded worldwide - better opportunities, and so much more. We have succeeded in retaining a lot of our talent, plainly because the FEUSSR possesses some of the largest markets in the world, and it is a market willing to pay high prices while remaining very affordable. We must continue this trend to pad up and relieve what could otherwise become unbearable strains on one's loyalty to one's community.
Asia is most peaceful and most prosperous when it is strong. It is a historical trend. When the Mongolians and the Tang strengthened their empires, Eurasia saw peace. When Asia faltered in the 18th and 19th centuries, the west rolled up to our coasts in their black ships, bombarding our cities, raping our women, pillaging and ransacking our palaces, drugging our peoples, before ruthlessly subjugating and colonising our continent like a group of cannibals splitting a human. It is because of this that we must learn to stand up for ourselves and chart our destiny. The weak either perish, or live on the knees at the mercy of their neighbours. Only the strong can be independent. Only the strong can defend their families.
This is why we have to rebuild our military and our economy. Already, we are taking a positive step forward. The PDF has doubled its personnel numbers since its founding, along with its budget, while we are en route to testing Asia's first nuclear weapon. Soon, we will field a nuclear weapons arsenal, our ultimate deterrent, that will prevent foreign aggression. But nuclear weapons are not enough - we must be flexible. We must know how to fight wars on all fronts, be it on land, sea, in the air, with nuclear weapons or not. We will develop, build and purchase the best equipment known to mankind. Our military dominance must be unquestioned by anybody and everybody if Asia is to survive into the next century intact, without being squeezed and bullied by foreign actors.
This is why we must - we have to and we will - make Asia great again. Through the Asian Union, of course. If we succeed, perhaps this century can be the most peaceful and prosperous for Asia. Perhaps we will finally be able to cast off the embarrassments of the previous centuries, and finally stand amongst other men in dignity and respect."
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Office of the President
As the Hellenic People celebrate independence, we fight back.
Our brave men and women of the Ottoman Republic must rise up against the hostile invaders from Hellas. Once more they drag the world we know to the bottoms of the sea.
They are dogs. They are rats. They are infected with imperialistic dreams they say they gained “freedom” from. They will pay for every drop of Ottoman blood.
Long live the Ottoman Republic.
President Andrew Collins term will expire on December 4, 2021. The candidates running for President are the following:
Jack Kelly is running for President and is in the Conservative Party of Canada. He is a Danubian War Veteran and a Boxer Rebellion Veteran. Jack Kelly is a veteran of the Canadian Army and was in the special forces. He has 2 Remembrance Medals for being wounded. He lost a eye in the Danubian Civil War and lost a leg in the Boxer Rebellion. Jack Kelly promises to expand the Canadian oil industry and to continue expanding the Canadian military.
Pablo Rodriguez is running for President and is in the Liberal Party of Canada. He is a environmentalist. He is for decreasing the size of the Canadian military and canceling the current Canadian military expansions. He is also for ending the Canadian fossil fuel industry.
New study shows Graphene Nanoparticles can Revert Anxiety-Related Behaviors in Vertebrates
Graphene flakes are the topic of a new research work performed by the University of Southern California and the Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology in Atlanta. It has been demonstrated that this specific nanomaterial has the potential to interact with the workings of the nervous system in vertebrates in a highly specific way, disrupting the development of a pathological process that results in anxiety-related behavior.
"We previously showed that when graphene flakes are delivered to neurons they interfere spontaneously with excitatory synapses by transiently preventing glutamate release from presynaptic terminals” stated Laura Browning, the leader of the research team that performed the study titled, “Graphene oxide prevents lateral amygdala dysfunctional synaptic plasticity and reverts long lasting anxiety behavior in rats.”
The study was recently published in the Biomaterials journal and was co-authored by Audrey Franceschi Biagioni, Giada Cellot, Elisa Pati, Neus Lozano, Belén Ballesteros, Raffaele Casani, Norberto Cysne Coimbra and Kostas Kostarelos.
Browning continued, “We investigated whether such a reduction in synaptic activity was sufficient to modify related behaviours, in particular the pathological ones that develop due to a transient and localised hyper-function of excitatory synapses.”
This method would strengthen the approach of transient and selective targeting of synapses to inhibit the development of brain pathologies through the supposed precise medicine treatments.
To validate this theory, the researchers targeted post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and performed the experiments in two phases—that is, in vitro and in vivo.
We analysed defensive behaviours caused in rats by the presence of a predator, using the exposure to cat odour, to induce an aversive memory. If exposed to the predator odour, the rat has a defensive response, holing up, and this experience is so well-imprinted in the memory, that when the animal is placed in the same context even six days later, the animal remembers the odour of the predator and acts the same protective behaviour.
Audrey Franceschi Biagioni. leader of the team in Atlanta.
Biagioni continued, “This is a well-known and consolidated model, that we used to reproduce a stress behaviour. Exposure to the predator can modify neuronal connections—a phenomenon that is technically known as plasticity—and increases synaptic activity in a specific area of the amygdala that therefore represented the target of our study to test the effects of the nanomaterial.”
Browning, during a video call, also had this to say
"We hypothesised that graphene flakes that we showed to temporarily inhibit excitatory synapses (without causing inflammation, damage to neurons or other side effects) could be injected in the lateral amygdala when the plasticity associated with memory was consolidated. If the nanomaterial was efficient in blocking excitatory synapses, it should inhibit plasticity and decrease the anxiety-related response. And this is what happened: the animals that were administered with graphene flakes, after six days, “forgot” the anxiety-related responses, rescuing their behavior,”
The second part of the study was conducted in vitro.
“In vivo, we could observe only behavioural changes and could not evaluate the impact of the graphene flakes on synapses,” explained Giada Cellot, a researcher from MIT and the first author of the study along with Audrey Franceschi Biagioni.
“In vitro experiments allowed to work on a simplified model, to get insight about the mechanisms through which the graphene flakes can interact with neurons,” Biagioni added.
"We used neuronal cultures obtained from the amygdala, the region of the brain where the stress response occurs, and we observed that the effects of nanomaterials were specific for the excitatory synapses and a short exposure to graphene flakes could prevent the pathological plasticity of the synapses." Cellot added later.
Because of these discoveries, graphene flakes have demonstrated their ability as nanotools (biomedical tools made up of nanomaterials) that could behave in a particular and reversible manner on synaptic activity to disrupt a pathological process and, hence, they could also be used to transport medicines or for other similar applications in the area of precision medicine.
As the Union once threw off the shackles of a world-spanning empire over 200 years ago, we salute the people of the Hellenic League in their own celebrations in throwing off the shackles of tyranny 45 years after our great Union declared itself free from rule of a king in Westminster. As both our nations have stood the test of time, we have managed to become closer to each other due to renewed efforts on both our parts and may the years ahead show the world that we will work together for the betterment of all humanity.
Statement from Rebecca Dawes, 50th President of the Union
Column - Guardixa - Infiniya Zemihusiya?
Centuries ago, our ancestors rested easily as they believed they had won. Subjugating the people west of the Sudan, reaching the Ruvuma in the deep south, the Empire was stable, and secure, and wealthy. What reason did they have to worry? Ultimately, it took them centuries to realize that they had to modernize to be able to compete. It took them the vast majority of their lands, some of which the Imperial Federation has to this day not uncovered, and remain remnants of the colonial menace that once decended onto Infiny.
The blindness of our forefathers should be forgiven. The decline was slow, it was barely unnoticeable. And yet, it happened. Slowly, they were encroached by a series of power that they did not recognize were ahead of them, and it cost them their wealth, their livelihoods, and gave their children centuries later misery. There's a reason the 20th century is refered to as the Era of Trials and Tribulations. But how we can speak of them in terms of blindness, when we ourselves are not in any way better?
The entry of Maratha for the ICC essentially means that Infiny is surrounded. Not in a military sense, mind you - but in an economic sense. If we let this situation run, the Marathan economy will soon be strong enough to bypass Infinian interests and to marginalize them entirely. The ICC will funnel in funds into Maratha, and we will fade away into obscurity, as more and more ships will simply pass by the Imperial Federation with more profitable nations on the horizon. With our situation, and our location, we cannot afford to be simply bypassed like that. We have to make sure that our economic presence is so significant that we can jump into the forefront of geopolitics
But how would we do so? How could we prevent a slow economic fade into obscurity, which will inevitably be followed by a political one? The answer is simple - we have to face east ourselves. The future of the world lies in Asia, with its immense knowledge and swift modernization speeds. If we are able to ride their modernization, their ability to improve the economic influence of their countries and in doing so improve the lives of their citizenry, we will be able to assert Infiny as an unrivaled economic power in the Western Indian. I believe the move to partner with the AU is an essential move to make, but it is essential that we now leverage the benefit of this partnership. Student exchange programs, mutual investments, trade deals... Infiny's future lies east. If we are to survive this encirclement, it is up to Empress Valeria to make moves to establish shared modernization and innovation programs with the Chinese, the Indochinese, and the Eulumians. Only then can we assure Infinian prosperity, and prevent a barely visible net from encroaching on us.
Official Statement regarding the Suez Crisis
The Imperial Federation has announced that it is more than willing to provide oil tankers in the event that the blockading ship should have its oil drained. It has also announced that all ships seeking to aid the relief effort will have Infinian port facilities in the Red Sea at their full disposal, in order to open the canal as soon as possible.
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Emergency conference called, Ahmed Shawqi elected interim president, George Ameen elected prime minster
March 27th, Cairo - An emergency revolutionary command council conference was called today, and ended with head chairman of the RCC Ahmed Shawqi elected as interim president. The decision, which passed unanimously, cited increasing threat and need of stability as main reasons. The new role gives Shawqi more wide ranging power, such as the ability to pass decrees without RCC approval. Shawqi will lead Egypt for 3 more years and then presidential elections will be held.
In the other major decision, George Ameen, a Coptic major general, was elected head of the council of minsters (the council in charge of implementing decisions made by the RCC, and is compromised of all ministers). He becomes the first Coptic prime minster in Egypt's history.
Opposition see this as Shawqi consolidating power, as he is no longer bound by the rest of the RCC and has more executive power than in his previous position as head chairman of the revolutionary command council.
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Editorial - Breaking News: Infiny's Churchill Complex: It's Inability to Coexist with the World
Moscow — Comrades! From the creators of -Greater Canada-'s Napoleon Complex comes the sequel by the Imperialists of the West, Infiny's Churchill Complex. But as Comrade Marx once stated, "all great world-historic facts and personages appear, so to speak, twice [...] the first time as tragedy, the second time as farce." And it is in this context that we have Canada's useless military buildup followed by Infiny's apocalyptic paranoia as the two complexes of insecure and weak leaderships.
The reader, ever so inquisitive, may be asking: "But comrade! Why the harsh words?" And to this I must answer that Maratha-Empire's admission to the ICC is now suddenly seen as an existential threat by the Infinian Government. The recent article by Guardixa talks about said admission with war-like terms: "Infiny is surrounded," "to bypass Infinian interests and to marginalize them entirely," "we will fade away into obscurity," "If we are to survive this encirclement." Why can't Infiny just get along and coexist with the rest of the world? Why is it that everything has to be this cynical competition and never-ending drama? Why can't Infiny just accept that every person on this planet, regardless of ideology, has the human right to a better life? Why are you like this, Infiny?
This reminds me of Winston Churchill. After his heroic efforts to defeat the Nazi regime and the rest of Fascist dictators across Europe, he decided to turn his eye against the people of the Soviet Union. As has been evidenced in the last few decades, Churchill was looking to strike swiftly against the Soviet Proletariat after the end of World War 2. Impossible to think that after our great country spilled so much blood and sacrificed so many millions of people to preserve peace, liberty and community in Europe that Churchill would want to turn against us next. The Ultimate Betrayal. In any case, this sad episode in Churchill's career displays the destructiveness of a complex that grows ever more paranoid and belligerent against anyone who thinks slightly different. And this is what I called the Churchill Complex, a complex that is so ingrained in today's Infinian Leadership.
The Infinian Government is the type of leadership to talk about being a peace-loving nation while simultaneously embarking on military campaigns. It is a leadership that speaks of bringing economic opportunity to poorer communities while simultaneously being paranoid about a poor nation getting the opportunity to climb out of poverty. The bipolar disorder of the Infinian Regime is of Shakespearean magnitudes. It is a regime that mandates "the responsibility of the state to uphold minimal healthy living standards for all Infinians" but suddenly feels "surrounded" when another nation wants to do the same with its people. It is an inward-looking, xenophobic regime that holds the ultra-nationalist banner of "Infiny-First" - what about everyone else? To hell with everyone else, I presume. I sure hope that the Kremlin thinks differently, that the Soviet Union - in its righteous might - helps the People of Maratha to climb out of poverty and help every worker achieve a better standard of living, for them and for their children.
The article by Guardixa talks about "the Marathan economy will soon be strong enough to bypass Infinian interests and to marginalize them entirely" and that "[t]he ICC will funnel in funds into Maratha, and we will fade away into obscurity." But I must ask: What's wrong with helping the Marathan Government develop the country's economy and lift hundreds of millions out of absolute poverty? Are the people of Maratha not entitled to living a better life? Why is Infiny so afraid of seeing a country climb out of poverty and create a strong middle class? In Infiny, where unchecked, late-stage capitalism runs rampant, the slogan is usually accompanied with rhetoric of bringing people out of poverty and giving them a better life. If this intent is so true, why panic when a country is trying its best to develop? Or is Infiny's economy reliant on the fact that it should be the only rich nation in the Indian Ocean vicinity? Perhaps this is why the Infinian Leadership is so imperialist: Their economy relies on rampant imperialism to sustain a standard of living that is alien to their neighbors. Their own article seems to imply so: "Centuries ago, our ancestors rested easily as they believed they had won. Subjugating the people west of the Sudan, reaching the Ruvuma in the deep south, the Empire was stable, and secure, and wealthy." In an almost Biblical tone, the article seems to imply that only through warfare and conquest can the Infinian people ever secure stability, security and wealth - that only through war can they "win."
I will propose something to the reader and to the rest of the world: The more people out of poverty, the better it is for everyone in the world. This may sound controversial to some, especially in Infiny, but it is the truth. If the Infinian economy relies on being a "core nation" while having the rest of the Indian Ocean vicinity be "the periphery nations" then it is neither a fair nor a sustainable economy: An economy that profits at the expense and poverty of another is not an economy that should exist in this world, it is an economy that relies on exploitation and suppression. The message from this newspaper is clear: The more people out of poverty in this world, the better for me, for you, for us. For everyone.
Here's this writer's advice to the paranoid, Churchill Complex leadership of Infiny: If you are so afraid of "fad[ing] away into obscurity" then why not join forces with the rest of the ICC in their efforts to lift the Great People of Maratha out of poverty? Perhaps your years of unchecked profit-making at the expense of marginalized people, through an Imperialist Scheme that rivals those in Europe, may finally be of good use to the people of the world. Perhaps this plundering of wealth could finally be used to help those who were plundered away from their riches - like it was the case with Maratha.
Instead of investing in the British economy, in a not-so-slick, silent but deafening defense of a Colonial Power with a brutal history that is now facing demands for justice across the world, perhaps invest in Maratha, y'know? The British economy and its people, as one of the richest in the world, will survive without your investment. Perhaps use that money to help the Marathan economy grow instead of playing ideological hide-and-seek games with countries that are (rightly, mind you) demanding their precious cultural artifacts back. I ask the reader: Can you imagine how the Marathan leadership must be feeling when they demand for their artifacts back, and join the ICC in an effort to develop their economy, but the Infinian Leadership responds with showering the British Government with investments while simultaneously paranoidly snubbing away their Marathan Neighbor? "Your success is my worst nightmare" should be the new slogan of Empress Valeria of Infiny.
To close, this writer is proud to see the Government of Maratha try its darn hardest to climb out of the desolate abyss of poverty. It is only my wish to see other nations across the world treat this effort, not as a cynical plot, but as a down-to-earth and honest attempt to improve the lives of hundreds of millions. To the world, the creation of a strong middle class in the Indian Subcontinent should mean a new market where imports and exports can take place. A strong Indian middle class will be an important gear in the engine of economic growth in the 21st Century. These efforts, I hope, will bring huge economic opportunities to the Indian people. And when the time comes - in the Glorious Halls of History and as our future generations judge our chapter - history will absolve the Marathan Government and the ICC, and it will look harshly on the envious, sabotaging efforts of the Infinian Government and their Churchill Complex.
To the ICC and their visionary leaders: Onwards, comrades! The future is ever brighter!
Written By: Georgiy Stepanov
Pravda Editorial - March 2021
The Soviet broadsheet newspaper, Pravda (Правда - "Truth") is the official newspaper of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union and perhaps the most influential in the nation. Its origins date back to May 5, 1912 when it released its first publication. However, the newspaper was already circulating copies since January 1911 outside the Russian Empire. It solidified its juggernaut status during the Great October Socialist Revolution and since then it has been publishing on a weekly basis. With the onset of the Internet, the newspaper created its own website on Jan 2007. Since then, Pravda has published articles on a daily basis while maintaining its weekly circulation of physical copies.
The newspaper's current General Editor is Dr. Georgiy Stepanov, a graduate in journalism and political science from Moscow State University. He has over 30 years of experience in the field and has traveled abroad to collaborate in different projects, advancing socialist ideals.
Due to the influence of the Soviet Union in international affairs, the newspaper is widely tracked by outside observers as it may or may not reveal some of the opinions of high Communist Party officials. Below are a few articles that have garnered wide attention abroad, the articles are listed in reverse chronological order:
Canada and the Napoleon Complex (Link)
The "West" turns its back on Progress and Embraces War (Link)
Brave Hellenic Citizen calls out what many are afraid to do: The Union Hypocrisy (Link)
CAF on the Verge of Collapse due to the American Union's Massive Drug Addiction (Link)
Hermit Russoslava Seeks Hostility Against the Soviet Union (Link)
The "Peace-Loving Nations" Slice Children into Thousands of Pieces (Link)
The Fosnian Glimmering Facade of Oppression (Link)