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Faronea wrote:Czalbakia r u one of the RP mods?

Czabalkiai mean.

Faronea wrote:Czabalkiai mean.

Yes

Bizim Zamanımızda Türkiye
A recent Turkish newspaper and news station called Uluslararası Türkçe Manşetler has released a recent infomercial and story about recent situations within Turkey, providing outsiders an inside look at the current situation of the country. The headline and story goes as follows:

15:40; Türkiye Cumhuriyeti'nin Başkenti Ankara
Within Ankara government officials walk around as they discuss affairs of state. After nearly 40 years of the end of the Ottoman Empire and the establishment of the Republic, the Kemalists have maintained a strong control of politics and a majority popularity among the citizens of the Republic. However, it's also clear there are some issues in the country still. While for the most part the Kurdish population of Turkey has remained docile, there is a growing discontent among Kurdish civilians as more and more nationalistic talk proliferates among the leadership in Ankara, as well as growing divides between the wealthier and more cosmopolitan West of the country versus the less fortunate Eastern regions of the nation. While Ataturk did a good job of centralizing Turkey and bringing the nation to relative unity, there are clear issues to be settled with the Kurdish population of Turkey.

The government has taken the stance to better integrate the Kurds into the Republic, primarily by encouraging and providing better benefits and opportunities to Kurdish regions, communities and groups who had remained loyal to the Ottoman Empire. As well as starting propaganda campaigns showcasing Turks and Kurds as brothers in arms, working together for a stronger Turkey, with labels such as Tanrı ve Birlik Kardeşleri!. However, while Turkey provides better benefits to the formerly loyal Kurdish groups and communities such as more educational opportunities, greater investments into their regions and better representation at local and national levels politically, there's still much room for improvement regarding the more discontent regions of the Republic. Therefore, Turkish President İsmet İnönü, has opened a sector of the bureaucracy and government tailored to helping Kurds and establishing diplomatic talks. One major move the government has done is lifted the ban on Kurdish language. However, the language itself cannot be taught in schools and is restricted to being learned similar to a foreign language only at higher education levels, within Turkish dominant universities. Furthermore the Kurdish language is not allowed to be used on signs or in stores and on storefronts, Turkish is to still remain the primary language. However, some other moves are made to better strengthen relations such as easing up on the nationally enforced secularism, within regions who identify more strongly with traditional values particularly in Eastern and Southeastern Turkey. At the same time, while more freedom of religion will be allowed, it must not violate national laws of the state regarding rights towards women and ensuring peoples liberties are not infringed on. However the government will no longer ban Kurds from wearing traditional Kurdish or Islamic garb and clothing. Lastly, the government will begin to slowly encourage Turks to move more into the Southeast and East of the country, to settle it with more Turks & assimilate the Kurdish population living there. While genocide was out of the question, moves to better integrate the regions through peaceful means was not.

Ekonomi Politikaları ve Reformlar
Turkey plans to be a more competitive economy and strengthen it's position in not only the Aegean but also the world. Therefore, the President of Turkey has decided to implement a series of reforms to achieve such a goal and began the process of turning the economy from an import-subsidization model to one of exports and financing imports. Some of the reforms are as follows; devaluation of the Turkish lira and institution of flexible exchange rates, maintenance of positive real interest rates and tight control of the money supply and credit, elimination of most subsidies and the freeing of prices charged by state enterprises, reform of the tax system, and encouragement of foreign investment. Especially aimed at this program is an increased spending in regards to construction and infrastructural campaigns across the whole of Turkey and especially aimed at bringing the Eastern and Southern territories up to standards equal in the West of the country. This will not only be a major pool of economic growth, but also begin to ease the Kurdish issues as much of the discontent of being worse off and ignored could begin to be healed. However, this program is expected to take several decades to complete and is a serious undertaking, therefore it's also clear Turkey requires stronger economic ties to other nations.

Diplomasi ve İlişkiler
Turkey has began to send diplomats out to most major nations and nations it views as important in establishing relations within the first round of diplomatic talks. Envoys have been sent to the nations of France Czabalkia, United States Anglo Channel, Spain Kartnan, Syria Otsla, British Empire Not Xav, China Sinic Asia and Egypt Teymour

Askeri Reformlar
The Turkish military has began to see stronger defence spending and investment since the aggression of Greece, as it in Turkey's eyes atempts to limit Turkish influence and nationhood. Thus, it's become paramount for Turkey to strengthen it's military spending and military forces themselves. An essential element of Turkey’s mlilitary reform will be its ability to take advantage of contributions from government and private industry. The government’s Presidency of Defense Industries (SSB) will be established within 4 months, followed by plans for a Turkish Armed Forces Foundation (TAFF). Born of the merger of many similar foundations currently taking place across the country, TAFF is expected to soon hold a majority shares of several key, private defense companies in Turkey that have recently been created:

· ASELSAN, which integrates and modernizes ground weapon systems

· ROKETSAN, which produces technologies for propelled ammunition and ballistic solutions

· HAVELSAN, which provides software, training simulations for war games and system integration for the emerging electronics & automation sectors

· ASPİLSAN and İŞBİR, which focus on power and energy systems (such as generators and batteries) for land operations

· TURKISH AEROSPACE, which provides solutions for aviation and one day possibly space

In addition, MKEK, a weapon and ammunition manufacturer, and ASFAT, which includes military factories, are both affiliated with the state but can carry out commercial activities. Established by SSB for design and production, STM is just one another critical company. Other private enterprises that have recently made a name in the firearms sector include: Kale, Sarsılmaz, Canik Arms and YDS.

Lastly, Turkey has began the process of developing new locally produced tanks, artillery, firearms, halftracks, APC's, IFV's and aeroplanes in order to institute an independent arms sector of the country for selling to foreign procurers and also eliminating the need to purchase foreign equipment. These moves are expected to greatly benefit the armed forces of Turkey and also diversify it's arms market while providing a sizeable boost to it's industrial sector as new arms companies get investment and set up shop to develop the nation it's new armaments. The military expenditure has been increased to 1.9% of the expenditure of the GDP from it's former 1.2%.

Svea Rike

SPECIAL EDITION: DU GAMLA, DU FRIA!:
A small Swedish furniture company has been slowly but surely growing in size and in stature in Scandinavia over the past few years. Gradually, it has gone from being practically unknown and unheard of, to manifesting itself in nearly every picturesque Scandinavian home. Pine furniture and simple design have long been the cornerstones of Nordic interiors, but this new, dynamic company takes practicality and affordability and dials it up. Its wild popularity in Scandinavia has led many to believe that it will do similarly well abroad, and its recent successes have prompted its proprietors to take a bold decision: going public.
One man and one man alone is behind this startling and dramatic rise to power, this meteoric ascendance from a humble fisherman's son to business mogul. His name? Ingvar Kamprad.
His furniture company, IKEA AB, is starting to draw eyes, and attention, from across the world. People seem keen to grab a piece of this promising pie. To that end, he has elected to take a significant gamble in listing the company publicly under Handelsbanken .
500,000 Class A (1 vote) shares (30%) will be up for sale in total, with the share price at $3 each. However, IKEA will continue to hold 70% of the company privately as Class B (2 vote) shares.
Under interest from the UK, a subsidiary shell company called IKEA UK has been set up, which will be listed on the LSE and taken public by Rothschild Bank. Based on the success of this venture, it may diversify to handle all of IKEA's enterprise within the Commonwealth.

Pacifica Occidentalis wrote:Svea Rike

SPECIAL EDITION: DU GAMLA, DU FRIA!:
A small Swedish furniture company has been slowly but surely growing in size and in stature in Scandinavia over the past few years. Gradually, it has gone from being practically unknown and unheard of, to manifesting itself in nearly every picturesque Scandinavian home. Pine furniture and simple design have long been the cornerstones of Nordic interiors, but this new, dynamic company takes practicality and affordability and dials it up. Its wild popularity in Scandinavia has led many to believe that it will do similarly well abroad, and its recent successes have prompted its proprietors to take a bold decision: going public.
One man and one man alone is behind this startling and dramatic rise to power, this meteoric ascendance from a humble fisherman's son to business mogul. His name? Ingvar Kamprad.
His furniture company, IKEA AB, is starting to draw eyes, and attention, from across the world. People seem keen to grab a piece of this promising pie. To that end, he has elected to take a significant gamble in listing the company publicly under Handelsbanken .
500,000 Class A (1 vote) shares (30%) will be up for sale in total, with the share price at $3 each. However, IKEA will continue to hold 70% of the company privately as Class B (2 vote) shares.
Under interest from the UK, a subsidiary shell company called IKEA UK has been set up, which will be listed on the LSE and taken public by Rothschild Bank. Based on the success of this venture, it may diversify to handle all of IKEA's enterprise within the Commonwealth.

| The French retail company E.Leclerc has moved to buy 12% of IKEA’s Class A shares. One of France’s largest growing retail chains, E.Leclerc has quickly established a monopoly in the country. |

So guys basically I’m leaving this region but my alternate account Confederate-Amurica will be here. He’s the same nation as me in the RP cus he just moved here. Contact him for matters like my expansion claim cus I’m going. Anyways bye.

    DEFENCE OF KOREA


FRIDAY, 1 September 1951 A.D
(Gregorian)

In the 15th Year of the Reign of George VI of Windsor.
(Regnal)

    East China Sea, International Waters, the Earth

| In response to the invasion of the British-recognised Republic of Korea by the Soviet-backed Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, the UN has passed S/RES/82 and S/RES/83. The United Kingdom, France, and the United States have committed to bolstering the Republic of Korea’s defence by deploying 10s of thousands of troops to the Korean Peninsula. Despite the ongoing insurgency in Malaya, the United Kingdom cannot willing allow the Soviet Union and it’s puppet to violate Korea’s national sovereignty. Divisions and equipment from around the Empire are assembled into the "UK Korean Defence Task Force". Over 80,000 servicemen will deploy to the Korean Peninsula from mostly from Africa and Australasia. Forces are initially transported to His Majesty’s Naval Support Facility in Darwin, Australia, before sailing in mass to Tchan-Tung and then Pusan, Korea.

The order of battle is as follows:

— The Royal Army:

    • The Royal Irish Rangers — General Peter Blackwood-Carmichael
      - 1st Irish Light Infantry Division
        [><] 4th Irish Rifles Regiment
        ° 4000 personnel

        [><] 5th Irish Rifles Regiment
        ° 4000 personnel

        [/ /] 1st Royal Signal Regiment
        ° 1500 personnel

        [/ /] 6th Royal Engineers Regiment
        ° 1500 personnel

      - 2nd Irish Light Infantry Division
        [><] 8th Irish Rifles Regiment
        ° 4000 personnel

        [><] 9th Irish Rifles Regiment
        ° 4000 personnel

        [/ /] 3rd Royal Signal Regiment
        ° 1500 personnel

        [/ /] 7th Royal Engineers Regiment
        ° 1500 personnel

    • 5th Army (Australasia) — Lieutenant General John Carl Murchie

      - 3rd Royal Australian Armoured Division
        [><] 4th Royal Australian Armoured Regiment
        ° 4500 personnel
        ° 35 FV214 Conqueror
        ° 10 Centurion

        [><] 7th Royal Australian Armoured Regiment
        ° 4500 personnel
        ° 35 FV214 Conqueror
        ° 10 Centurion

        [/ /] 83rd Royal Signal Regiment
        ° 1500 personnel

        [/ /] 59th Royal Engineers Regiment
        ° 1500 personnel

      - 5th Royal Australian Armoured Division
        [><] 8th Royal Australian Armoured Regiment
        ° 4500 personnel
        ° 35 Centurion
        ° 10 MkVIII Cromwell

        [><] 3rd Royal Australian Armoured Regiment
        ° 4500 personnel
        ° 35 Centurion
        ° 10 FV4101 Charioteer

        [/ /] 19th Royal Signal Regiment
        ° 1500 personnel

        [/ /] 8th Royal Engineers Regiment
        ° 1500 personnel

    • King’s African Rifles — Rt. Hon. Chief Mkhokeli Mzwake

      - 1st Kenya Division
        [><] 1st Kenyan Light Regiment
        ° 4000 personnel

        [<>] 1st Kenyan Grenadiers
        ° 4000 personnel
        ° 20 QF 3.7-in heavy anti-aircraft gun
        ° 50 Ordnance QF 6-pounder
        ° 110 Ordnance QF 25-pounder
        ° 20 BL 5.5 in medium Mk. 3

        [| |] 2nd King’s African Cavalry
        ° 4500 personnel
        ° 40 Daimler Armoured Car
        ° 40 Coventry Armoured Car
        ° 40 AEC Armoured Car
        ° 15 17pdr SP Achilles self-propelled gun

        [/ /] 7th Royal Signal Regiment
        ° 1500 personnel

        [/ /] 44th Royal Engineers Regiment
        ° 1500 personnel

      - 1st Uganda Division
        [><] 3rd Ugandan Light Regiment
        ° 4000 personnel

        [<>] 1st Ugandan Grenadiers
        ° 4000 personnel
        ° 20 QF 3.7-in heavy anti-aircraft gun
        ° 50 Ordnance QF 6-pounder
        ° 110 Ordnance QF 25-pounder
        ° 20 BL 5.5 in medium Mk. 3

        [| |] 6th King’s African Cavalry
        ° 4500 personnel
        ° 40 Daimler Armoured Car
        ° 40 Coventry Armoured Car
        ° 40 AEC Armoured Car
        ° 15 17pdr SP Achilles self-propelled gun

        [/ /] 78th Royal Signal Regiment
        ° 1500 personnel

        [/ /] 64th Royal Engineers Regiment
        ° 1500 personnel

      - 1st Somaliland Division
        [><] 1st Somaliland Light Regiment
        ° 4000 personnel

        [<>] 1st Somaliland Grenadiers
        ° 4000 personnel
        ° 20 QF 3.7-in heavy anti-aircraft gun
        ° 50 Ordnance QF 6-pounder
        ° 110 Ordnance QF 25-pounder
        ° 20 BL 5.5 in medium Mk. 3

        [| |] 7th King’s African Cavalry
        ° 4500 personnel
        ° 40 Daimler Armoured Car
        ° 40 Coventry Armoured Car
        ° 40 AEC Armoured Car
        ° 15 17pdr SP Achilles self-propelled gun

        [/ /] 89th Royal Signal Regiment
        ° 1500 personnel

        [/ /] 33rd Royal Engineers Regiment
        ° 1500 personnel

    • Special Units and Foreign Volunteers — Rt. Hon. Emir Mahmoud ibn Farouk ibn Saddam Al Khalifah

      - His Majesty’s Legion for the Defence of Korea
        [/ \] 21. Special Air Service Battalion (Britain)
        ° 600 personnel

        [/ \] 22. Special Air Service Battalion (Britain)
        ° 600 personnel

        [/ \] 26. Special Air Service Battalion (Rhodesia)
        ° 600 personnel

        [/ \] The Anglo-Dutch Battalion
        ° 800 personnel
        ° 35 17pdr SP Achilles self-propelled gun

        [/ \] 11. Special Boat Service Battalion (Britain)
        ° 800 personnel

        [><] 1st Al Nahyan Jaysh al-Zayf Levies
        ° 2500 personnel
        ° 25 Daimler Armoured Car

— The Royal Navy

    • 3rd Royal Carrier Group — Admiral Sir John Eaton
      - Audacious-class aircraft carrier

      ° HMS King George III

      - Crown Colony-class cruiser

      ° HMS Fiji
      ° HMS Rhodesia

      - Daring-class cruiser

      ° HMS Vendetta
      ° HMS Duchess

      - C-class cruiser

      ° HMS Cavalier
      ° HMS Caesar

      - Acheron-class submarine

      ° HMS Amphibion
      ° HMS Alderney
      ° HMS Andrew
      ° HMS Ambush
      ° HMS Artemis
      ° HMS Artful

    • 9th Royal Carrier Group — Admiral Lord Mountbatten
      - Audacious-class aircraft carrier

      ° HMS Queen Elizabeth I

      - Crown Colony-class cruiser

      ° HMS Zanzibar
      ° HMS Zululand

      - Minotaur-class cruiser

      ° HMS Swiftsure
      ° HMS Superb

      - Dido-class cruiser

      ° HMS Bellona
      ° HMS Diadem

      - Acheron-class submarine

      ° HMS Aurochs
      ° HMS Astute
      ° HMS Alcide
      ° HMS Auriga
      ° HMS Anchorite
      ° HMS Alaric

    — The Royal Air Force

      • 3rd Royal Expeditionary Group — Air Vice-Marshal Rene Ashburnam
        - HMS King George III

          ° 60 x De Havilland Sea Vampire

        - HMS Queen Elizabeth I

          ° 60 x Gloster Meteor

        - Pusan Air Field

          ° 5 x English Electric Canberra

Czabalkia wrote:
      4 July 1951 - Pusan, Republic of Korea

      ILS NE PASSERONT PAS!

      WE WILL FIGHT THE ENEMY - NO MATTER WHERE!

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우리의 총창우에 평화가 있다 • PEACE IS ON OUR BAYONET!

July 7-12, 1951 | Korean People's Army

As foreign military personnel begin to flood Pusan by the shipload from all over the globe, the XII Corps was called out of reserve and into active service, joining the offensive on Daegu alongside the III and partial V Corps from Cheonan-si. The now two full and one partial Corps stormed their way to the Nakdong River, mimicking what they had witnessed when their comrades bound for Gwangju courageously crossed the Geum River, People's Army troops constructed a pontoon bridge of their own and within 16 hours were mobile once again with the first troops and supply trucks crossing the freshly constructed floating bridge, large enough to sustain the weight of tracked vehicles as T-34 tanks make it across the Nakdong.

After the river crossing, the two Divisions associated with the V Corps, the 105th Armored Division and the 15th Infantry Division, were among the first units to arrive in Daegu, practically a ghost town at this time. They meet no resistance though find few civilians scattered about and displaced throughout the city, many of whom either elderly, lame, or sick left behind to die by the frantically fleeing reactionaries. Aside from this, no supplies or food sustenance of any sort is found, an impediment on the KPA going forward as food and medical rations run increasingly lower by the day. A few horses found abandoned at a local stable outside the city were executed for sustenance in light of the impending food shortage. Malnourished and stricken by the blight of summer mosquito season, the Korean People's Army maintains it's high resolve in the conflict, troop morale remains unimpeded as these conditions are not new nor are they a challenge to veterans of warfare under similar, if not worse, conditions alongside the Communists in China.

Departing from Daegu after the long march from Cheonan and across the Nakdong, the III, V, and XII Corps pushes eastward to the coast, eventually reaching the city of Pohang, the major seaport of the Daegu-Gyeongbuk region. Korean People's soldiers stormed the port and immediately established control of it's systems, of which were largely left abandoned of any official personnel, as they all fled South preceding the KPA's arrival. A message in morse code was prepared and delivered to the Soviet Naval Office as a priority for Admiral Basistiy only, notifying him of the full capture of Pohang. The message initiated the next phase of the Soviet intervention plan as the fall of Pohang brings the KPA within mere miles of the UN-mandated Pusan Perimeter upheld by cadres of foreign troops. There, North Korean Generals plot the taking of Pusan

КРАСНЫЙ ВОДОВОРОТ! • THE RED MAELSTROM!

July 13-14, 1951 | 38° Parallel

With the Korean People's Army advance halted but making headway at Sejong, the Soviet Army reached the approximate location of the former °38 parallel border zone after falling shortly behind on logistical issues, equally hampering their own advance until more than two weeks into combat between ROKA and KPA forces. Soviet personnel quickly set up a temporary base of operations in Seoul to oversee sustained campaign operations in the Korean peninsula against the defending United Nations coalition. With France, the United States, the United Kingdom, Spain, Portugal, and Nicaragua now among the nations with stakes in the Korean conflict, the Soviet 64th Fighter Aviation Corps based at Vladivostok Airport and Base dispatched a lone MiG-15bisR reconnaissance jet with a southern flight path destined for Pusan.

As of recent news, the United Nations was simply putting together a miracle for the RoK with what little window of time they received through their acts of infrastructural sabotage during the ROKA's tactical retreat to the south. Meanwhile, the Soviet Navy cruiser, Адмирал Ушаков, flagship of the Ekspeditsionnyy Flot — Koreya, made first contact with troops of the 15th Infantry Division apart of the Korean People's Army V Corps by way of signal lamp off the coast of Pohang after crossing the Nakdong River, capturing Daegu, and storming the port of Po'hang-si. Admiral Ushakov, as lead ship, led the surface ships of the fleet along the coast whilst the Whiskey-II (Project 613) patrol submarines disappeared into the depths en route to the waters off the coast of Pusan, their objective is to make the first kills of the conflict on behalf of the Soviet Union, aimed primarily at enemy transport vessels (APA/AKA's and LSI's) and logistical vessels rather than engage combat craft, and slip away if possible, on Admiral Basistiy's specific orders.

The six total Cruisers dedicated to the Expeditionary Fleet turned their guns westward and began a steady pace at one-third speed as Korean People's Army infantry and supporting armor stormed south down the coast, avoiding the peril of the Taebaek Mountains. The coastal passage around the Taebaek Mountains provided the most adequate terrain for a fast offensive rush attempt to break through the Pusan Perimeter by the KPA. This became Admiral Nikolai Basistiy's primary directive, assuring Naval support of Korean ground troops to break the Perimeter. If not broken, the Perimeter would only be fought back inch-by-inch, kilometer-by-kilometer, another "War of Rats" the Soviets would have to endure so soon. Everything rested on the success of the joint Soviet Naval–North Korean Ground Forces, establishing radio contact between the two forces via Admiral Ushakov and the port's radio tower at Pohang.

NICARAGUA Y LA GUERRA DE COREA

July 7, 1951 | La República de Nicaragua

As the Soviet Union invades the free South Korea, Chief Director of the National Guard y Presidente de la República, Anastasio Somoza García stepped Nicaragua up to the plate and approved the allocation of the General Somoza Combat Battalion, consistent of roughly 1,000 Guardsmen, to the United Nations perimeter defense effort as a personal and national stand against Communism, demonstrating a reliability of heeding the call to arms against it when needed. Somoza García appointed his eldest son, Major José R. Somoza, in command of the battalion and oversee combat operations in Korea almost especially for his ingenious as a tactician, able to turn smaller-scale formations into effective and deadly components of any defensive structure.

The 1,000 National Guardsmen are transited via rail to an American-purchased assault transport troop ship (APA) docked at Puerto Somoza, due west of Managua. The ship is destined for arrival Pusan Harbor, South Korea to deploy elements of the General Somoza Combat Battalion toward the defense of the 140-mile perimeter enforced around the now de facto capital of the Republic of Korea.

PESTICIDAS Y EL BOOM DEL ALGODÓN

February-March, 1952 | La República de Nicaragua

A combination of factors allowed cotton to emerge as a profitable sector in Nicaragua's developing economy, namely a $620,000 mass purchase of fertilizers and $3,100,000 in Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane, or DDT, in the summer of 1949 in preperation for the harvest season in the mid-late summer months of 1950. DDT was first synthesized in 1874 by a graduate student at the University of Strasbourg though DDT’s insecticidal properties were not discovered until 1939 where, during World War II, DDT was widely used by the US Army to combat insect-borne disease. Eventually DDT was released for commercial use in 1945, but only became widely available outside of the United States in 1949. Cotton was native to Central America, but the ubiquity of cotton pests had always made large-scale cultivation impossible. DDT made Central American cotton production consistently commercially viable for the first time. Whilst local croppers formerly removed crop pests by hand, now they simply sprayed insecticides under the hot tropical sun, decreasing labor costs and yield loss, all while substantially increasing profitability.

By early July 1951, the US embassy estimated that cotton planters would require 10,000 pounds (roughly 4,500 kilograms) of 100% DDT for the following year as a spike in the price of cotton during the Korean War made cotton-growing particularly attractive, prompting more and more farmers to take the plunge. During this time, the United States and Nicaragua cooperated in the establishment of the Nicaraguan Technical Agriculture Service or Servicio Técnico Agrícola Nicaragüense, acronym "STAN". The Nicaraguan Technical Agriculture Service distributed leaflets promoting the new pesticides and explaining their use to Nicaraguan farmers. A 1951 STAN report took full credit for farmers’ spiraling cotton profits, commenting that, “this year’s yields are better than 25 percent greater per acre than the 1950 harvest solely because of more efficient use of insecticides as recommended and demonstrated by STAN.”

Nicaragua had entered into a new era known as that de Oro Blanco or "White Gold" as what many farmers began referring to the boom in the cotton sector, and as a result, began paving the way toward the country's first ever textile mills planned for construction in 1956-1958 after STAN can produce a positive five-year growth report between 1951 and 1956 in the cotton sector, assuring that cotton will maintain it's profitability in the country by the time textile mills are planned for construction, bringing about the rise of another sector into Nicaragua's emerging industry, as the 1952 summer cotton harvest is approximated to produce up to 600,000 bales and steadily increase annually.

Portuguese Korean War news
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Portuguese Korean Corp-Finished training.
The Portuguese Korean Corp after being trained personally by the Portuguese 1st marine division, has completed its training. The Portuguese Training command has proclaimed that the Portuguese Korean Corp is capable of effectively fighting with the 1st Portuguese marine division. These men will join the ranks of the 1st marine division in the defense of Korea and Pusan city.

Pohang
Recently the city of Pohang was taken by communist forces from the north. Due to this the French high command has asked the Portuguese 1st marine division to help stop the advance of the enemy. The Portuguese army will set up shop just south of the recently taken city and dig in. There orders are to hold that front . However the entire division won’t be sent. 2000 of the 5,000 strong army will be sent
1,000 Portuguese marines and 1,000 Portuguese Korean volunteers will be sent to help secure The enemy advance.

Korean Corp expands?
Per the request of the Korean government, the remaining 2,000 marines and 1,000 Portuguese Korean volunteers will remain in Pusan just in case the worst is to happen. However Portuguese marines will be charged with training an additional 3,000 Koreans into military service. They will fall under the temporary command of the the Portuguese military until the war is over, or until a different arrangement has been made. It is assumed that training will go better as some Portuguese officers and NCOs have been able to either learn or at least grasp basic orders in the Korean language. Along with lessons Being learned from Training the first group of Korean volunteers. Along with the continued fortification of Pusan city the first Portuguese Marine division will begin the construction of proper barracks housing for Portuguese and Korean volunteers.

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