WA Delegate: The Red State of East Teutonia (elected )
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The embassy with The League of Conservative Nations is being withdrawn. Closure expected .
Regional Power: Moderate
Today's World Census Report
The Highest Average Tax Rates in Solar Alliance
Although some nations have a flat tax rate for all citizens while others tax the rich more heavily than the poor, the World Census used averages to rank the world's most taxing governments.
As a region, Solar Alliance is ranked 7,471st in the world for Highest Average Tax Rates.
|1.||The Imperial Protectorate of Oskava||Father Knows Best State||“Unity, Strength, Order”|
|2.||The Magocracy of Salvigia||Democratic Socialists||“To protect the past, and preserve the future”|
|3.||The Francish Empire of Sepder6||Democratic Socialists||“Rebuild and recycle the destroyed”|
|4.||The Republic of Kingconnellys||Democratic Socialists||“Kill or be killed”|
|5.||The Socialist Republic of Rayland||Left-wing Utopia||“Light of the world”|
|6.||The Greater Balkan Empire of New Wondour||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“Indivisinle and Inseperable”|
|7.||The Militaristic Empire of Freczia||Father Knows Best State||“あなたの死を覚えている。”|
|8.||The Protectorate of The Quirinal States||Psychotic Dictatorship||“Noi vogliam Dio, Vergine Maria”|
|9.||The United provinces of TheDutchRepublic||Iron Fist Consumerists||“Hear us roar”|
|10.||The Kingdom of La Union de Afrique de Ouest||Psychotic Dictatorship||“Vive l’Union!”|
- : The Confederacy of Midwest Regions of the region Aukum withdrew an invitation to construct embassies.
- : The Al'iimbiraturiat Bayn Alnuju of Rumona departed this region for The Glorious Nations of Iwaku.
- : The Unified Peoples Republic of The Nexus Union of the region The League of Conservative Nations ordered the closure of its embassy in Solar Alliance.
- : Embassy cancelled between The Church of Flying Spaghetti Monster and Solar Alliance.
- : The Red State of East Teutonia deleted a regional poll.
- : Honeybananapolis ceased to exist.
- : The Red State of East Teutonia created a new regional poll: "Map Com Interest".
- : Pohjois-maat ceased to exist.
- : The Federal Republic of Los Estados Unidos de Suramerica arrived from Geneva Treaty Organization.
- : The Queendom of Oprurus arrived from The Pacific.
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Riots have taken place in response to the recent Brazil issue in Tri City
Thousands of people who were protesting peacefully against the recent situation in Tri City, turned into an angry mob last night after it emerged that that apparently we where responsible for the President of USSA son being poisoned. Even though President Benjamin Wilson was quick to distance himself from the scandal saying "I can categorically tell you this has nothing to do with the Socialist Party, and we will be looking into this matter ourselves"
However, after it emerged also that unmarked ship was seized by Solar Alliance Peacekeepers with numerous weapons on board which was due to dock in a Communist harbour in Brazil. During an Interview for Triwen News Chairwoman Korra said "We have indeed seized a ship bound for Brazil carrying numerous weapons that we suspect was destined for the Brazilian Communist Party, whilst we are unsure at this moment in time where they came from we have decided to clamp down on all naval activity going into Communist Parts of Brazil. We are going to ask The Empire of Parakka and The Militaristic Empire of Freczia if they would be willing to send a small contingent of ships to help in a joint operation to this effect. In addition after meeting with members of Peacekeep Command have agreed that additional support should be sent in to aid the Brazilian Government in stabilizing the nation along with helping The Federal Republic of Los Estados Unidos de Suramerica protect their border from what appears to be terrorists posing as official Brazilian Communist Party members."
The comments from Chairwoman Korra were heavily criticised by the leader of the Brazilian Communist Party who said "it is evident that the Chairwoman is completely incompetent, not only are we being blamed for staged actions being carried out by the Brazilian Government and USSA but now we are being accused of arming ourselves with military equipment. Yet she hasn't condemned the Brazilian Government and USSA for stopping all medical and food supplies coming into the autonomous region of brazil.... So long as we starve to death then its fine according to the Solar Alliance. Who are in the pockets of USSA"
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"Utter terror"- Victims recollect as concert venue is bombed in Buenos Aires
47 people have died, and over 60 are injured after an improvised explosive device went off in the middle of a concert in Buenos Aires. Witness accounts tell of a loud explosion in the middle of the venue. Footage from the event show hundreds of people panicking and running away from the main concert arena. However, even more horrifying, pictures have emerged of concert-goers carrying deceased loved ones or attempting to rescue them. Canal 9 has been able to get testimonies from the victims...
"It was utter panic. I didn't know what to do. People ran and I ran as well." A young woman told us. She added that she and her brother were far from the explosion.
"Why would someone do this? I don't get it." Said another man, who was attending the concert with his children.
However, not many people were lucky. Journalist Alonso Aguayo captured a photograph that has become a symbol of the tragedy. According to Aguayo, "There was this man and he was holding this boy in his arms. He was covered in dust and had a bit of blood on his head. I am unsure if this was his kid or not, but he was crying and there was this woman standing beside him. This boy's face was blank. Like, nothing. After I snapped the picture, I saw paramedics approach them and no matter what happened. This kid's face was just blank. I'll never forget that scene... Its just sad and appalling what some monsters can do."
Many other photographs and video have emerged from the tragedy, all depicting all sorts of scenes causing worldwide reactions across social media. To date, it is the first such attack in the history of the USSA.
President María de San Martín immediately called for a press conference. Here, along with Vice-President Evo Morales, Secretary of Foreign Affairs Angelina Gálvez, Secretary of Defense Eduardo Espinoza and Secretary of the Interior Iván Fontirroig, she condemned the attack and sent a strong message to those responsible.
"This cowardly attack on innocents in Buenos Aires has caused pain, and undue suffering on the peaceful people of Buenos Aires, and to extension, South America. Those responsible will know the true consequences of this terrorist attack against innocents. Peace is no longer an option. Waiting, is no longer an option. The United States of South America made a mistake in believing that negotiating with supposedly peaceful revolutionaries was an option. No more. Enough people have died. Enough people have suffered. We have done it their way, it is time that we do it our way. Disregarding all 'concequences', South America will act upon the frameworks of international law to defend itself against an onslaught of terrorism on its doorstep. Tolerance, patience, and consideration are three great virtues. However, a time is reached when even these values must be tossed aside in favor of justice, strength, and action. No nation or organization can stop the USSA in its quest for justice and redemption. Fear will not rule the South American people. These terrorists have made the mistake of attacking us on our soil. This has give us the strength and the push we needed to finally realize our mistakes and to act upon them. And we will..."
The first batch of the brand new T-30 tanks have been delivered to the respective armies of the UIC and Kemet. The T-30, a culmination of 8 years of design and collaboration between Kemet and the UIC. The UIC has officially announced plans to acquire 1,500 of these over the next 7 years and Kemet has expressed a desire to acquire 1,000 T-30s over an undetermined period of time. The T-30 is considered a masterpiece of UIC and Kemet engineering and is expected to be ranked among the best tanks in the world and lend a very sharp competitive edge to the two militaries. The UIC has also hinted that it would be open to sale of T-30s to certain, friendly nations.
The first batch of 50 T-30s has been delivered to the two allied forces with Kemet getting 25 and the UIC getting 25. The UIC T-30s are to be assigned to the 1st Corps effective immediately.
National Kemet Defense Sector
7.60 m or 24.9 ft (excl. gun barrel)
armour modular design.
gun, capable of firing LAHAT ATGM
2 × 7.62/6.95 mm MG
1 × 60 mm (2.4 in) internal mortar
12 smoke grenades
1,500 shp (1,120 kW)
bars with rotary shock absorbers
Off-road: 25 mph (40 km/h)
The T-30 is a third-generation main battle tank designed jointly by the nations of the UIC and Kemet. The T-30s are very new and widely considered one of the best tanks in the world.
The Mark I are armed with a 120 mm smoothbore gun which can fire all versions of usual 120 mm smooth bore tank ammunition.
Each model of the T-30 has two roof mounted 7.62 mm machine guns for use by the commander and loader and another mounted co-axially with the main gun. A 60 mm mortar is also fitted for firing smoke rounds or suppressing dug-in infantry anti-tank teams.
All T-30 tanks are fitted with a remote-controlled .50 heavy machine gun, aligned with the main gun and controlled from within the turret. The .50 machine gun has proven to be useful and effective in asymmetric warfare.
The digital fire control computer contains two 32-bit processors with a MIL STD1553B databus, and has capacity for additional systems, such as a Battlefield Information Control System.
The commander has a panoramic SAGEM VS 580-10 gyrostabilised sight with laser rangefinder. Elevation range is +35° to −35°. The commander's station is equipped with eight periscopes for 360° vision.
The Thermal Observation and Gunnery Sight II (TOGS II) provides night vision. The thermal image is displayed on both the gunner's and commander's sights and monitors. The gunner has a stabilized primary sight using a laser rangefinder with a range of 200 m (660 ft) to 10 km (6.2 mi). The driver's position is equipped with an image-intensifying Passive Driving Periscope (PDP) for night driving and a rear view thermal camera.
The T-30 is protected by a Kemet-developed composite armor. Advanced models include modular armor design which enables ordnance crews to replace only the damaged part. Additional sloped armor modules can be installed on the turret for additional protection. Automative and mechanical systems serve as a second layer of defense to the crew, in case the main armor is penetrated. Ammunition is stored in fireproof canisters for more protection and to reduce the risk of exploding ammo when hit.
The T-30 is equipped with the Trophy active protection system. The Trophy APS is a UIC-developed battle proven hard-kill defense system. The system also notifies the tanks crew of the location that the projectile came from, allowing them to fire back quickly. It can transmit the coordinates to nearby ground and air units through the battlefield management system. All friendly units in the theater are instantly apprised of the enemy’s position making escape and evasion difficult.
The T-30's powertrain consists of a multi-fuel gas turbine capable of 1,500 shaft horsepower (1,100 kW) at 3,000 rpm and 3,950 lb⋅ft (5,360 N⋅m) at 1,000 rpm, and a six-speed (four forward, two reverse) Darik R-293 Hydro-Kinetic automatic transmission, giving it a governed top speed of 45 mph (72 km/h) on paved roads, and 30 mph (48 km/h) cross-country. With the engine governor removed, speeds of around 60 mph (97 km/h) are possible on an improved surface; however, damage to the drivetrain (especially to the tracks) and an increased risk of injuries to the crew can occur at speeds above 45 mph (72 km/h). The tank was built around this engine and it is multifuel capable; meaning that it can be powered with diesel, kerosene, any grade of motor gasoline, and jet fuel (such as JP-4 or JP-8). For logistical reasons, JP-8 is the universal fuel powering both aircraft and vehicle fleets.
Using a high power density 330 cc (20 in3) rotary engine modified to use diesel and military grade jet fuel, the designers developed a 220-pound (100 kg) Auxiliary Power Unit designed to fit into the T-30.
The UIC Army maintained its requirement for a four-man crew (including a loader) after risk analysis of the incorporation of an automatic loader suggested that auto-loaders reduced battlefield survivability. Mechanical failure and the time required for repair were prime concerns.
The tank is also capable of carrying up to 6 fully-equipped infantrymen inside of it and has a high performance air conditioning system and can even be fitted with a toilet for long duration missions.
Regarding New West African Territories
The U.A.O., as all know, have an Antarctic Province.
The Government of the U.A.O. wishes to announce a major achievement in both West African and World history: We have prepared a small village in Antarctica, which will house volunteers to format a permanent settlement on Antarctica. We realise that this idea sounds crazy, but in reality, we have prepared for this for a long time. We have been making plans since 2001 for ans Antarctic Village.
In order to support this village, we will need a base trading route between the main land and Antarctica, and places where ships and planes can refuel on the long journey. It is for this reason that we are proud to announce, that Tristan da Cunha, Saint Helena, and South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands have joined the Union, in exchange for a high degree of autonomy and military protection.
The Açores Islands will also be joining the Union, and the islands will serve as a vacation spot and North Atlantic trade centre. The Açores will also be receiving military protection.
U.A.O., the Socintern, and the People
The U.A.O. has officially announced its departure from IOA, and it will be joining the Socintern. Through this, we hope to better relations with fellow Socialist nations such as East Teutonia and the new Kemetian Government. Sadly, this means the departure of an old ally, the USSA, in their opposition of all things red. In a poll conducted by the West African Civil Authority, 64% of West Africans that participated in the poll said that deteriorating relationships with the USSA should be fixed quickly. Many people have protested against the U.A.O.'s decision to enter the Socintern, stating that negative consequences will outweigh the benefits. For now however, the Government will stick by their decision.
Social media users in South America report explosions, jet fighters and military activity
At around midnight local time, social media users residing in the states of Paraguay, Bolivia and Argentina have reported loud booms over the sky around the border, with flashes seen in the distance. These reports have been made over the past hour. A journalist residing in Foz de Iguaçu reported soldiers with armoured vehicles crossing the bridge connecting Brazil and South America. Similar reports have emerged from the state of Argentina.
Canal 9 has reached out to the Secretariat of Defense for comment.
Details to follow...
Rebel Uprising in the House
After an emergency session took place in the House, where a vote of no confidence in the government was held. The vote was lead by Conservative Leader Jane Hudson. Who argued that the recent involvement of our nation in Brazil, leaving CAN and now The Poising of USSA Presidents son where nothing more than a betrayal of the Triwen people.
The vote was said to be 103 votes who had no confidence in the government and 43 who had confidence in the government. As such The a Senate will have the final say. However, many have said that the Senate is nothing more than a Socialist Party pawn as they hold the majority there whereas in the House they hold a 3rd of the seats.
President Benjamin Wilson said “This vote is nothing more than a plan to remove the rightful government from power. I can tell you that won’t happen and the Senate will side with my government.”
However, reports in South Australia have surfaced that claim the province that is under Liberal Democrat Province control has declared independence from the main body of Triwen. This move could very well be echoed thoughtout the main land as the majority of Provinces Councils are controlled by either the Conservatives or Liberals with New South Wales being the only exception. However, in New Zealand is controlled firmly by the Socialist Party.
As such Kenga Think Tank has warned we are potentially facing a civil war unless cooler heads can prevail. Furthermore as a result of this chaos, The Sickle has dropped 9% in currency value.
Secretariat of Defense confirms ongoing military operation in southern Brazil
South America's Secretariat of Defense has confirmed that a military operation dubbed "Spearhead" has begun in the southern states of Brazil. Eduardo Espinoza, Secretary of Defense made the announcement during a press conference. Here, he informed journalists that an undetermined number of servicemen and women with reinforcements from private military contractors, particularly the controversial Leggionnaire PMC.
"Multiple South American allied military units are operating in southern Brazil." He told reporters. "Our main objective is to fight the PRAB and recapture territory 'ceded' to them." He went on, as he was asked whether there would be repercussions against the USSA due to the presence of Solar Alliance Peacekeepers in the area.
"They have been informed of the current military operation. These units were told through de confliction channels that they must move out of the way of our operating zones. If they fail to do so. It is on their commanders."
Espinoza warned that peacekeeper aid to insurgents would be seen as "an act of aggression." "We are at war with the communist insurgents in Brazil. If Peacekeepers dare supply insurgents, they will be targeted by FUASUR forces."
The defense secretary also spoke about civilian protection zones which the SoD is willing to coordinate with peacekeepers. "The defense secretariat is willing to work in a cooperative manner with the Solar Alliance to ensure the safety of civilians. This operation included the creation of safety corridors leading into South America in where Brazilian citizens will be provided with their needs after initial border check ups."
Espinoza confirmed that Operation Spearhead has been going well, with FUASUR already securing border states with little to no resistance. Commenting on this Espinoza told reporters that "the terrorists are running. Its easier to fight them that way."
Brazilian Communist Party leader, Cézar Matos captured in USSA special forces raid
The Secretariat of Defense has confirmed that Brazilian Communist Party leader Cézar Matos has been arrested in a raid on his home in Rio de Janeiro. Confirmed through their spokesman, the FUESSUR (Special Forces of South America) has said that Matos and his family were taken during a special operations mission.
"At the moment we can say that Matos has been taken into custody after a successful operation by our special forces." Said a spokesman after the end of the press conference held by Secretary of Defense, Eduardo Espinoza.
Tensions on the rise between the commonwealth and Indonesia
Tensions are rising again between the Dutch Commonwealth and Indonesia after a Indonesian Navy squadron breached Dutch territorial waters in response 3 Dutch Frigates intercepted the squadron. After multiple request to leave Dutch Territorial waters had been denied the Frigates went on a intercept course and forced the squadron out of Dutch territorial waters.
This is newest in a series of events of the past months that have tensions rising the first being the arrest of 45 Dutch tourists in great Dayak and their request for closer cooperation between the Dutch provinces and them.
The Goverment nor the military has released a statement but people have reported seeing ships with soldiers arriving in West Sumatra.
When we asked for reactions on the street this is what the people said
“This is good we should bring those insurgents back into the commonwealth”.
Said Hans nak
“We should Let life in peace this isn’t our problem”.
Said mellisa vaart
A poll shows the devide with 50percent calling for harsher actions against Indonesia and 50 percent calling for peace.
This was Maria carat for DBC news