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Most Nations: 116th Most World Assembly Endorsements: 943rd
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Welcome to the Greater Middle East!

The Greater Middle East is a role-playing community that started out primarily focused on the Middle East, but has since grown and evolved to include the rest of the world as well.

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One real-life day corresponds to one roleplay day.

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Keep OOC messages to an absolute minimum on the RMB, the Discord is for that.

Feel free to invite your friends if you enjoy our region!

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Embassies: Arab League, The Embassy, The Great Universe, Historia Novorum, The Illuminati, The Arab League Congress, International sovereignty pact, Turkic Union, Bus Stop, CISB, Portugal, Commonwealth of Liberty, Imperial Fatherland, Alternatus Historia, World Conference, The Coalition of Democratic Nations, and 128 others.Union Mundial, The Bar on the corner of every region, The 1st Entente, nasunia, Official European Union, The New Mappers Union, Island Of Union, Iveagh, Lardyland, Monarchist and Democratic Alliance, India, Yurdan, Altay, Union of Justice, The New Horizon, The Dawn of Unity, Association of Islamic Nations, The Universal Order of Nations, South pacific gyre, The Srivijayan Consortium, Urana Firma, Democritus, Union of Nationalists, Janus, New World Union, The Global Roleplay Region, Novus Lucidum, The Democratic Union, The Democratic Republic, New West Indies, Union of Allied States, Vereinigt Stehen Wir, Conch Kingdom, Emery, The Democratic Republic of Freedom, Saarland, Bharat, Invicta, Africa, The Greater Korean Republic, Sunalaya, Latinoamerica Libre, The Glorious Nations of Iwaku, Lasagna, Montrandecs Neighbours, Coalition of Authoritarian Nations, 404 Not Found, Purgatory, Iranian Islamic Republic, Chicken overlords, Free Market Federation, Rejuvenia, The Reich, The Grand New Republic, Diamond City, Lezra, Lega Atlantica, Fredonia, Samoa, The World Rearranged, Ethiopia, United World Nations, Enadia, United States of America, Turkiye, Mongolia, United Arab Emirates, The Roleplay Entente, Wanderlust, The Alterran Republic, Azure Watester Federation, The Allied Republic, Deutschland, Organization of United Sovereign States, Alt Earth Roleplay, Union of Lardy Nations, Abydos, Virtuous Nations, Thaecia, Salem, United Christian Empires of the West, The New Union, New Uhta, The Democratic Commonwealth, Krillin, The Global Democratic Union, The Border Commune, Cape of Good Hope, Philippines, The Roleplay Chessboard, Commonwealth of Mankind, Swagvania, Pax Britannia, Mythos, Nation of Earth, Independent United Nations, Oneid, Pollonian Union, The Monarchy alliance, United League of Nations, Land of Prosperity, Tarkin, Region Name, The Confederation of Nations, Zentari, Krasnaya, Hiyamashu, Empire of Great Britain, New Coalition of Nations, Universal Pact, The League of Conservative Nations, Slavers Bay, Dantorum, Lorania, The Writing Nook, First World Order, Montealba, New Democratic Union, The outlawed nations, The Meme Must Go On, Independence Hill, The Independent Nations, Asea, South India, Sacred Island of Nevarea, Nezasnorden, Northern Argaen Trade Organization, and Islamic Empire.

The embassy with The outlawed nations is being withdrawn. Closure expected .

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Regional Power: Moderate

Greater Middle East contains 153 nations, the 116th most in the world.

Today's World Census Report

The Nudest in Greater Middle East

After exhaustive surveys, the World Census calculated which nations have the greatest acreages of flesh on public display.

As a region, Greater Middle East is ranked 18,493rd in the world for Nudest.

NationWA CategoryMotto
1.The Republic of Nova IranCivil Rights Lovefest“Unity, Freedom, Justice”
2.The Sunrise Kingdom of YerehaCivil Rights Lovefest“養正之心ヲ弘ム”
3.The United States of The Greater IranCorporate Bordello“Freedom, Motherland and Unity”
4.The Federal Republic of Nineveh PlainsLeft-Leaning College State“Christian, Yaizidi, Nineveh”
5.The Federal Republic Yugoslavia of Dvaistic Republic of SerbiaDemocratic Socialists“Brotherhood and Unity”
6.The Community of Bajo-NuevoAnarchy“HAhoHUHhaHOHheHUHhahohuhuHAHAhohhoh”
7.The State of Azania-Civil Rights Lovefest“Uhuru na Umoja | Peace and Justice”
8.The Republic of Twithe Gilakish RepublicLiberal Democratic Socialists“Wild as Sepidrud”
9.The Republic of SwahilandLibertarian Police State“Harambe”
10.The Imperial State of Afsharid PersiaInoffensive Centrist Democracy“Long Live Persia! | !زنده باد ایران”
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23:50, Belgrade.


Speaking on the rally in traditionally socialist area, Leader of the Opposition and party leader of the Social Democratic Party Albin Kurti launched the campaign of the Social Democratic Party for the upcoming January parliamentary elections. Social Democrats are second party to enter the race, after ruling Democratic Party launching it a week ago. After the Internationale has been singed by the choir and orchestra, who were followed by multiple thousands of mask-wearing people attending the rally, party leader Kurti came to stage and delivered the speech in traditionally socialist rhetoric:

"Dear comrades,

For the battle - prepare!
For the election - prepare!

We have no time to loose, upcoming elections are possibly best chance we'll have in a longer future period, and we must use it up to the fullest extent to end the decade long liberal rule over this country and offer our comrades and compatriots with socialist democratic majority! We must use this chance to install the government that will embrace the ideas coming from the local level, rather than announcing them from the top! We are the ones in whose hands lays our own fate!

And in the lives of people as political beings, there are numerous moments marked by battles and struggles. Once again, we have a struggle laying ahead and a battle waiting to be won. We're not fighting only against the political elite of this country - we're entering the fight against rich liberal donors and their political promoters, who care of people only in passage, but whose time is passing! Basis of the political action must be a wide union of the left and up to January, Social Democratic Party will give its best to unite whole left under a single cause of establishing a left majority in the National Assembly, which would enable us to put our plan of 100 propositions for Yugoslavia into action. At the end - victory will come for our proposals!

Dear friends and comrades, long live the just causes of the left! Long live the working people of Yugoslavia!"

Most of the analysts agree that Kurti is turning party more towards the leftist and socialist rhetoric before the elections, and that way appealing to pensioners who were traditional voting basis of SDP for decades, but suddenly started voting DS after 2009 DS victory. For already a decade, SDP unsuccessfully tried to bring them back, but in the meantime former party leader Saša Janković, current parliamentary leader of the socialist faction, managed to build strong voting base among the youth who don't care much of ideology, but care a lot about energy and 'vibe' of the candidates. Currently, Kurti also stands very well among the youth, but he has a tough rival for that part of the voting base and that is current young and charismatic Prime Minister Balša Božović (DS).


    22 OCT — 2020

      Manafort Prosecution Barred by Double Jeopardy Rule, N.Y. Appeals Court Says

    The Manhattan district attorney has tried to ensure Paul Manafort would still face prison time if President Trump pardoned him.

    | NEW YORK — A New York appeals court on Thursday rebuffed the Manhattan district attorney’s efforts to charge Paul J. Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman, with mortgage fraud and other state felonies, saying that such a move would amount to double jeopardy since Mr. Manafort had already been convicted in federal court for similar crimes. The court’s decision once again quashed efforts by the district attorney, Cyrus R. Vance Jr., to ensure that Mr. Manafort, 71, would still face prosecution should Mr. Trump pardon him. The decision was unanimous and affirmed a lower-court ruling in December that said the indictment against Mr. Manafort violated the state’s double jeopardy law. Mr. Manafort’s legal team had maintained that the indictment brought by Mr. Vance, a liberal Democrat who has also started an investigation focused on Mr. Trump and his business practices, was politically motivated. On Thursday, a lawyer for Mr. Manafort, Todd Blanche, praised the appeals court’s decision. “As we have said from the time the district attorney announced charges against Mr. Manafort, this is a case that should never have been brought because the dismissed indictment is a clear violation of New York law,” Mr. Blanche said in a statement.|

    |Mr. Vance could appeal the decision. A spokesman for Mr. Vance said on Thursday that the office was considering its “appellate options.” Mr. Manafort, who had been serving his sentence of seven and a half years for the federal crimes in a minimum-security prison in Pennsylvania, was granted confinement in his home in Northern Virginia in May because of the coronavirus pandemic. Mr. Trump has never said he intended to pardon Mr. Manafort, but the president has spoken repeatedly of his pardon power and publicly defended his former campaign chairman multiple times. The White House did not immediately respond to requests for comment on Thursday. In 2017, Mr. Vance’s office began examining loans Mr. Manafort received from two banks. Those loans were also the subject of some of the counts in the federal cases brought by Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel. In August 2018, a federal jury in Alexandria, Va., convicted Mr. Manafort for various financial crimes, and a month later Mr. Manafort pleaded guilty in a related federal case to crimes including money laundering and obstruction of justice. He was sentenced in March 2019 in both cases.|

    |State prosecutors had deferred their inquiry so as to not interfere with Mr. Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. In March 2019, shortly after his sentencing in the federal cases, Mr. Manafort was charged in a 16-count indictment in New York with mortgage fraud and more than a dozen other state felonies. The charges against Mr. Manafort alleged that between December 2015 and January 2017, he submitted false documentation to get mortgages from three financial institutions, defrauding them of more than $20 million, among other accusations. In December, however, Justice Maxwell Wiley of the State Supreme Court ruled that the indictment violated a state law against double jeopardy, which says that a defendant may not be tried twice for the same offense. Mr. Vance’s office had challenged that ruling. The U.S. Constitution says that a defendant may not be prosecuted twice for the same crime, and New York State law provides even stronger protections against double jeopardy, with some exceptions. State prosecutors had sought to fit their case into one of the exceptions, but the court’s decision on Thursday said that prosecutors had failed to show that the state law was designed to prevent a different kind of harm than the federal law under which Mr. Manafort was convicted.|


    23 OCT — 2020

      Finally, a Subway Map With Real-Time Train Locations and Delays

    The Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s new digital map also includes updates on elevators and escalators that are out of service.

    | NEW YORK — Small, gray rectangles show trains moving through subway tunnels in real-time. Brightly colored strokes depicting each of New York City’s 26 subway lines fade when those lines go out of service. When trains are running in only one direction, those solid lines become dashes and black dots representing stations turn into triangles. Ride the New York subway, and there is a good chance it is using equipment dating to World War II. But open up the system’s new map on a phone and you will be whipped into the 21st century.|

    |The new map, which transit officials unveiled this week and say is the first of its kind in North America, is designed to show how service is running in real-time and help riders navigate often complicated service disruptions caused by construction projects, train break downs, and other unplanned interruptions. The map also seeks to alleviate another rider's frustration by showing elevators and escalators that are out of service. Up to now, information about subway schedules changing during weekends, or about trains running on tracks typically used by other lines, was available in text form on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s website and posted on lengthy, baffling posters plastered in stations. But by depicting service changes visually, transit officials say, the map will allow even the most novice straphanger to navigate the labyrinthine underground network, which is routinely plagued with disruptions. “I have struggled along with other New Yorkers to navigate service changes. Sometimes reading the service changes in text form is confusing,” Sarah Meyer, chief customer officer at New York City Transit, said in an interview. “We needed to make sure we’re giving people the information they need, when and where they need it.” The digital map is the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s latest effort to modernize the antiquated system: Transit officials recently announced that they had rolled out the agency’s contactless payment system — which allows riders to pay a fare by tapping their credit card or cellphone onto an electronic reader — to nearly 80 percent of subway stations.“I couldn’t help but fear looking at the map and what it would be like for half of those snaking trains to suddenly vaporize,” said Danny Pearlstein, a spokesman for the Riders Alliance, a grass-roots advocacy organization. “But unfortunately that is where we are if fiscal austerity prevails in the face of enormous need in the city and the people who depend on its infrastructure.”|

    |Until now, service changes were described in paragraphs-long updates on the transit agency’s website in a section known as “The Weekender” and on a mobile app, MYmta. That app allows users to check for any disruptions on lines, much like a skeleton version of Google Maps. But the explanations could be difficult for riders to decipher. The new website simplifies them by effectively creating different maps for different times of the day. “The lines are always morphing; they are always changing,” said Felipe Memoria, founding partner of Work & Co., a global technology company that created the map pro bono for the M.T.A. “This is the holy grail of the product, actually visualizing the changes.” On weekdays, a rider using the digital map will see the network as it looks normally, but with real-time warnings of a broken elevator or lines running in only one direction because of an emergency. On weekends, when construction often takes place and temporarily eliminates certain lines, the new map can be simplified with lines out of service blurred out. “Until now it’s been tough for riders, it’s been difficult to find information that this map provides, especially when it comes to something like an elevator or escalator outages,” said Jaqi Cohen, campaign director for the Straphangers Campaign, an advocacy group. “I think this is the trend we want to see from the M.T.A., providing more data to riders so they can make more decisions on their commutes every day.” But while the new map is sleek and the moving trains are entrancing, critics have been quick to point out its drawbacks: Riders cannot plan trips on it as they can with Google Maps. It does not show the entrances to the subway. There is no crowding information, which could be useful to riders wary of traveling in packed subway cars during the pandemic. The criticism, in some ways, was inevitable — debates over the subway map have simmered, unresolved for decades. Map experts and transit nerds have been entangled in a quest to create the ideal diagram of North America’s largest subway network, fomenting tension and often sparking controversy.|

            2020 Australian Football League Grand Final
            Richmond and Geelong play in the first all-Victorian Grand Final since 2011
            October 25th

In the first all-Victorian Grand Final since Collingwood and Saints in 2011, Geelong Cats and Richmond Tigers faced out in the first ever nighttime Grand Final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground last night. The MCG had reached it's normal capacity with 100 024 attending, the highest attendance since 1983.

The game was led marginally by the Cats until the end of the third quarter, leading to a back-to-back Richmond premiership, and their third premiership in four years. Richmond have proved themselves to be a team to be reckoned with, beginning what many commentators are calling a 'Tiger Dynasty,' a new era for Richmond.

Dustin Martin, Richmond's inimitable, incredible midfielder, also made history by becoming the first player to win three Norm Smith Medals as the best on ground in the 12.9 (81) to 7.8 (50) win by booting four goals from 21 disposals.

Footy legend Gary Ablett Jnr played his 358th and final game last night. His farewell did not go as hoped, with the champion Cat injuring his shoulder in the opening minutes immediately after Tigers defender Nick Vlastuin was concussed in a wild piece of play. While he entered the game later that quater, he continued to nurse the injury throughout the game, and felt immense pain throughout. His hope of ending his glittering 357-game career with a third flag was dashed as the Tigers booted nine goals to two in the second half.

Six minutes into the game, Vlastuin was knocked out by a stray Dangerfield elbow and Ablett's shoulder dislocaated during the same incident when he was tackled by Richmond captain Cotchin. The shock left the players and crowd stunned, and after a six-minute break in the game, it resumed to more action, including two fans who ran onto the field that almost got involved in the play.

Geelong took that momentum into the second term, dominating Richmond in the pressure stakes and using their strength at the contest to push aside the Tigers. The Tigers, so renowned for their tenacious attack, were being beaten at their own game.

The Cats kicked three goals to one in the quarter but should have been further ahead after some straightforward misses. They are sprayed kicks which will linger in the minds of the Cats well beyond the final siren.

The Tigers powered home in the final quarter, kicking five goals to one to end up comfortable premiers. The final goal came, of course, via Martin in the last two minutes, who shrugged off a tackle from Dangerfield pinned up against the boundary line and snapped an amazing goal. In doing so, the Tigers’ tattooed champion confirmed his status as perhaps the best big-game player in football history.

    2020 Toyota AFL Grand Final Summary

Richmond Tigers [12.9 (81)] vs. Geelong Cats [7.8 (50)]

RICH: 2.1 3.2 7.4 12.9 (81)
GEEL: 2.2 5.5 7.8 7.8 (50)

RICH: Martin (4), Prestia (2), Riewoldt (2), Castagna (1), Lambert (1), Lynch (1), McIntosh (1)
GEEL: Menegola (2), Dangerfield (1), Duncan (1), Gunrie (1), Hawkins (1), Miers (1)

RICH: Martin, Short, Edwards, Prestia, Cotchin, Bolton
GEEL: Duncan, Stewart, Selwood, Menegola, Dahlhaus

RICH: Vlastuin (concussion), Houli (calf)
GEEL: Ablett (shoulder), Simpson (concussion)

Venue and Attendance:
Melbourne Cricket Ground, 100024

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