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Turn 1: January to July 2012

Hungarian Dance No 2 (Brahms)02:52

Hungarian Dance No 2 (Brahms)

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Events from January to July 2012:

-The combined global land and ocean average surface temperature for January–June 2012 was the 11th warmest on record, at 0.52°C above the 20th century average.
-The Arab Spring continues on from the preceding year, governments topple or reform due to it. Various movements pop up throughout other countries, in part inspired by the Arab Spring.
-The drought in the USA is particularly troublesome, hurting agricultural production.
-CERN announces the discovery of a new particle with properties consistent with the Higgs boson after experiments at the Large Hadron Collider.
-London Olympics are held.
-Greek economy is all pear shaped. Great recession continues.
-Most of the worlds population is urban, over 7 billion humans now.
-Growing acceptance of LGBT.
-Aids cases is starting to decline as treatment improves.
-Environmentalism becomes a larger issue.
-Sub-urbanism is starting to decline.
-Individualism becomes increasingly more valued.
-Old media industries are competing strongly with new media as the internet rises.
-Cereal for breakfast is starting to decline.
-In fashion, clothing is becoming more tight-fitting and colorful.

Turn 2: July to December 2012

L'Arlesienne suite No 2 Farandole (March of Three Kings) - George Bizet03:46

L'Arlesienne suite No 2 Farandole (March of Three Kings) - George Bizet

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Events from July to December 2012:

-Windows 8 comes out (the closet).
-Belarus begins to destabilize as Polish and Russian agitators are discovered in the country, the information leaked on Wikileaks. A diplomatic uproar begins.
-The global economic worsens as Russia chooses to isolate itself from the world with its actions.
-The price of oil, grain and various other commodities begins to rise.
-Protesters begin to spill out onto the streets worldwide as the economy worsens and freedoms are perceived to be (Or are) under attack.
-Political parties begin to polarize further in the chaos.
-Mars Science Laboratory explores the Red Planet.
-The first quad-core tablets and phones come to the market.
-Predictions for end of the world on December 21st come to nothing. Plenty of people waste a lot of money, some ended their lives.
-Argentina throws a shitfit and bangs on about how the Falklands are theirs.
-Sequoia supercomputer is completed, doing an impressive 19.7 petaflops, it cannot run GTA IV however.
-Kars–Tbilisi–Baku railway is completed in Turkey, Georgia and Azerbaijan.
-The first commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol ends.
-The war on drugs begins to decline as support for it vanishes, and countries begin to change their opinions to favor legalization.
-The UN is overwhelmed with the sudden turn for the worse in the world, and struggles to maintain existing institutions. It grinds to a shuddering halt as the member states bicker and bitch.
-The European Union struggles to keep it together, and many member states actively consider leaving as it edges on collapse.
-Suicide rates begin to climb, along with religious fanaticism.
-Gas prices climb, reaching $114 per barrel.
-Mexico destabilizes further, with the central government gradually losing control of the country.
-The Maldives suffers from severe storms, and buys land abroad.
-Countries worldwide are starting to invest more into their armies, especially in Europe.
-North Korea announces economic reforms to start taking place, assisted partly by China. There are hopeful signs of success.

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ThePinkPanzer - Russia

-A state of emergency is called in Russia. The government cracks down heavily on the mafia. Due to the amount of corruption in the vast country, this massively destabilizes it.
-Shootouts and arrests begin in Russia, the return to Stalinist policies results in a lot of people abroad saying “Russia is gonna collapse!!!” on Sensationalist Headlines. The Russian Facepunchers vanish.
-Russia begins to invest into some new ballistic missiles. Foreign countries get angry at Russia doing this, and tensions start to rapidly rise.
-Riots and protests break out in Russia, but the military and police force crack down on them.
-Censorship and repression begins to rise in the country, and human rights activists begin to "vanish".
-An alliance with the USA, Poland and China are asked. All soundly reject.
-Economic reforms kick off, most of them being focused on ending foreign imports. Tariffs rise and the economy begins to slow down.
-As instability grips the country, the state of emergency and suspension of many activities results in Putin becoming more or less complete dictator of all Russia.
-People begin to flee the country, and economic stagnation sets in.
-Oil exports begin to decline, and prices outside rise as a result.
-Desertions from the Russian military begin to rise.

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HeavyGuy - Poland

-Development into stronger armor plating on tanks starts to be conducted. In tests, the average number of penetrations of the armor by various shells begins to gradually decline.
-Threats of invasion are sent to Belarus. The UN, EU, and various countries tell Poland to stop being stupid.
-The Belarusians start to complain about Polish agitators in their country.
-Marijuana is legalized in Poland. Large protests of mostly right wing groups take to the streets against this. They go home to drink vodka at 10am. Other groups become divided, but it is clear that government policy at the moment is not popular.
-Money into various research projects are increased, with a slight increase in taxation. The population grumbles about the government pinching their pennies in a recession.

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DainBramageStudios - Falklands

-The islands become independent of the United Kingdom, holding the former South Atlantic possessions of the country. (This includes St Helena, etc)
-The fledgling country opens up the offshore oil fields to drilling. Investment from various parties comes into the country.
-Immigration begins to the country proper, mostly composed of people involved with oil industries.
-The sheep farmers and fishermen are a bit miffed (along with environmentalists) at these new changes. Nonetheless, construction work begins in the Falklands to accommodate the new industry.
-The Falklands writes a constitution based off that of the USA, but updated slightly for modern times. They choose to remain part of the British commonwealth however.
-Foreign companies are invited to the islands (such as Walmart) and quite quickly they drive out local producers. A large number of people begin to support the Conservative faction that opposes these new changes.
-The government buys a large number of mercenaries to protect their islands. Fears rise among the people as just how many guns they need and if Argentina really will invade.
-Hope is high on this island to produce oil, as oil prices continue to skyrocket.

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Satansick - South Africa

-State-wide enlistment begins in the military. The intention is to provide more peacekeeping forces to keep The Republic of Congo stable.
-Wikileaks calls bullshit and says that minerals from the country are actually being funneled into South Africa, with the politicians in the Congo being bribed as well.
-Industry begins to be invested into, but growth is slow due to the economic recession.
-Soft drugs are legalized. Divisions begin in some political movements as a result.
-The government simply goes “Fuck it”, abolishes the constitution and establishes a dictatorship. The country immediately becomes crippled as revolts erupt.

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Robbi - United Kingdom

-Spending cuts in the military stops, and then it begins to increase. The Daily Mail has a field day.
-More aircraft carriers begin to be built.
-Investment into new military tactics begin, with a focus on guerrilla warfare.
-Wikileaks begins to leak some info, and it turns out that chemical weapons are being developed.
-Taxation rises, and the public sector begins to expand. The coalition becomes horribly divided over this. Polarization begins to take place as the economic and political situation worsens in Britain and abroad. Traditional parties begin to lose support to emergent ones.
-The Anglo-Saxon Foundation founds its own political party, at the moment it has 27 members.
-Prisoners are offered shorter sentences if they work in industry, causing further resentment and tensions.
-Muslim immigrants and British residents begin to fight with each other to a larger degree.
-Massive protests begin during the Olympic games, and after a crowd breaks into and sets fire to a block of flats, riot police break up the riots. Other cities in Britain have protesters take to the streets.
-The government begins to heavily crack down further on terrorism/dissent. When the Olympic games end, the security measures are left in place.
-Scottish and Welsh independence movements begin to grow as they seek to distance themselves from Westminster, along with being inspired by the Falklands.
-The Falklands are now formally independent, but retain close ties with home.

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vampiresrock - Syria

-The government manages to cling on for dear life, but as support from abroad for both sides gradually weakens, the atrocities within the country worsen.
-The government, in a bid to appease the revolutionaries, hastily writes out a wide bunch of reforms it will carry out. It's too late however, and the civil war carries on bloodily.
-Although attempts are made to improve the legal system and to privatize the economy, little is achieved due to the civil war.

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Broguts - Serbia

-Mandatory conscription of 18 to 30 year olds begins in the country. The crowds of protesters grow.
-A military police is formed, oh well so much for freedom.
-Weapons trading begins with Romania, and pretty soon, people stop complaining when they begin to vanish too.
-Coincidentally, a secret police pops into existence. What a surprise.
-Taxes are massively increased on Turkish and Muslim immigrants. They too start to join the crowds of angry protesters.
-With the developments in mind, the country simply goes the whole way and starts to become a totalitarian state.
-Protests morph seamlessly into riots.

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Mr. Face - China

-The military starts to have some reforms and new developments, little information about them leaving the country.
-Privatization begins to expand to an extent, hampered by the economic recession.
-The country, in response to all going on outside its borders, doesn't do anything and contently watches the world go to hell in a handbasket.
-City administrative positions are now open for voting, as some various reforms go through that seem to point towards a positive future for China's political system.
-An attack on corruption within the military begins, but successes are quite slow and arduous.

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Sega Saturn - Ukraine

-A thorough inspection of the air-force is conducted, with some aircraft being repaired or replaced and updated for the demands of modern war.
-Foreign affairs.
-Trade attempts are made with Poland and Belarus, with a little success.
-Stockpiling of gas reserves begin, contributing to the oil prices abroad to rise.

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Phrawger - Brazil

-Consolidation of weapons plants left over from the 80s boom is conducted. Older plants are sold off to private investors.
-New weapons up to date with modern technology is produced for the army.
-Talks open with Suriname and Guyana for trading deals.
-The UN is asked to aid in anti-slavery efforts, but the plea falls on deaf ears as the UN is more concerned with other matters.
-Construction of the Angra III nuclear reactor continues successfully.
-Massive attempts are made in order to stamp out slavery wherever it dwells, and the campaign enjoys a degree of popular support.

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KriegsMar1ne - USA

-The military in Afghanistan stops fucking around and gets serious by employing heavy UAV, air and artillery support. Casualties rise and criticisms come in, but attention is focused on other places than Afghanistan these days.
-CKT (A type of body armor made of kevlar and carbon) begins to be developed.
-Magnetically accelerated guns are looked into, and some testing begins.
-Oil pipelines are put down in Alaska, a move which is criticized by environmentalists. Despite this, it only manages to slow down the oil price rise.
-A motion is carried to stop the advance of LGBT rights, this move shocks a good deal of people on the left, and the sudden flip flop of the current administration makes him loose a good deal of support.
-As the economy continues to contract, and the Democratic party becomes bitterly divided, the Republican party is able to squeeze in and claim a narrow victory in the election.
-Mitt Romney is now the 45th president of the USA.

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LobsterPastry - Japan

-The police is trained in order to combat the drug problem in Japan, raids become more frequent.
-Taxes rise on the corporations to help balance the budget.
-The population continues to decline as suicide rates increase, and isolation from the outside mad world continues.
-The recession is hampering economic development.
-The country begins to invest into Brazil, and help to develop the education facilities there.
-The police network expands, partly to combat drug abuse.

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Zillamaster55 - France

-Hollande does some shouting, and a recruitment drive for the French military starts. France is criticized heavily for starting to arm itself, but due to worldwide events, other countries are starting to arm as well.
-The French open up borders to immigrants, infuriating the right wing and adding fuel to the fears that Muslims are taking over Europe.
-Taxes on the upper classes rise, along with minimum wages, whilst some of these policies are popular, it fails to cool down everyone.
-France attempts to get oil from Syria, which is hardly in a position to do so considering its in the middle of a violent civil war.

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Salricci - Australia

-A military recruitment drive begins, and submarines start to be commissioned by the government.
-Reforms are carried out so as to improve officer training and in turn the quality of the military leadership.
-The ambassador to China thanks the country on behalf of Australia for the good trading partnership the two have.
-Investment into space programs starts off, with the hopes of competing with SpaceX.
-A search into removal of corrupt politicians and fining businesses begins. This is done reasonably well, and later on proves to be moderately successful at improving Australia's public image.

Turn 3: January to July 2013

IBM 1401, a User's Manual Part I - IBM 1401 Processing Unit07:08

IBM 1401, a User's Manual Part I - IBM 1401 Processing Unit

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Events from January to July 2013:

-The United Nations is now starting to break down under strain, and loses any power or authority it once had. Peacekeeping forces are dissolved, and the bureaucratic engine breaks down.
-NATO also struggles to stop the increasingly divided countries from doing stupid shit.
-Most European nations are starting to see a shift towards Authoritarian Nationalism, with the Conservative and Reactionary parties starting to garner increasing strength. Immigration is being increasingly limited, and existing immigrants are experiencing deteriorating conditions. Police often ignore, or even participate in persecution of minorities. Both sides blame each other, methods of governance get harsher, the minorities get more desperate.
-The Great Recession worsens into a Depression. Confidence is low, the price of food and oil continues to rise.
-Birth rates start to decline as infertility caused by pollution gradually worsens.
-A large number of solar flares this year disrupt electronic systems on the ground. This causes temporary damage to telecommunications.
-Protests and strikes are now common in almost all developed countries, and the shouting seems to get more angrier or desperate with each passing month.
-3D technology, despite being derided by a good number, continues to expand slowly.
-Flexible film based touch sensors have begun to be implemented into smartphones and tablets, with predictions for the first feasible commercial ones by late 2013 or early 2014.
-Memresistors begin to be slowly introduced into consumer electronics.
-The news begins to show worrying reports that the permafrost in the north is at risk of thawing year round.
-More ice begins to break off from the Petermann glacier in Greenland, playing havoc with oil platforms and shipping in the area.
-By midsummer, the arctic ocean has reached a stage that it cannot regrow back to older sizes, leaving the Northwest and Northeast passages permanently open.
-The European Union loses more or less effective control of its member states, who are now starting to outright ignore the decisions or laws of the EU.
-As polarization increases, countries retreat from the global stage, and the economic crisis deepens, Right and Left become increasingly opposed and are starting to now arm themselves within many countries.
-Inflation sets in, the price of oil rises, along with transport costs. Public transport systems are becoming increasingly popular now, but funding for them is still low.
-Oil reaches $123 a barrel.

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ThePinkPanzer - Russia

-The government continues to clamp down on the Mafia. Many of them are rounded up, and often just shot and then buried in mass graves. The government is increasingly becoming based around the dictatorial control of Putin and the inner party.
-The Russian government claims that Belarus is lying, and tries to force them and bordering countries to return illegal emigrants. Few return.
-Alliances are set up with various nations abroad.
-Taxes begin to rise on the rich, who are now convinced that leaving the country is a wise idea. They begin to pack up and head to places like Switzerland, bribing officials on the way in order to leave.
-Wikileaks continues to show the incompetence of the Russian government.
-Propaganda begins to be issued and the Government tries to calm people down. It isn't working too well however, and parts of the army and police are deserting.
-An army brigade shoots their captain and rebels, the revolt is short lived and is brutally put down. More start to edge on open rebellion.
-Protesters are forced to return home once skulls begin to be cracked with truncheons.
-Political parties are forced underground and begin to radicalize.
-The government has weapons sent to Syria to help crush the revolution there.
-The internet is soon more or less shut down in Russia.

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HeavyGuy - Poland

-Investment into tanks with heavier armor continues as before, resulting in various new models that prove to be significantly more resistant to damage than those around 2 years ago. Talks of mass production begins soon.
-The army nearby the Belarus border diminishes in size, and Belarus slowly stops making this a large diplomatic issue. The removal of Polish agitators helps to cool down the issue further.
-As Poland removes itself from Belarus, the people in both nations breathe a sigh of relief that their neighbors aren't stupid after all.
-Money into R&D is further increased, and taxation upon the people is reduced. Popular support begins to climb up again and is aided by the new stance on soft drugs by the government.
-Soft drugs now have taxes on them, helping to control the growing industry and peoples fears of it.
-The government improves things slightly for LGBT groups, but a good majority of the population is opposed to further reform.

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DainBramageStudios - Falklands

-The Government sets up a new elite Special Forces unit, similar to Germany's GSG-9.
-The base formerly known as RAF Mount Pleasant (now FRAF Mount Pleasant) greatly expands both physically and in scope. It becomes the base of all of the Falklands' military activity.
-Scientists and explorers in the employ of oil companies are sent further south to the Antarctic, in the hope of finding further oil fields or natural resources. They are moderately successful, but there are complaints from other countries about drilling in or near Antarctica.
-The Government offers citizenship to Julian Assange, pretty soon Wikileaks is pretty safe to leak all the shit they can find on foreign governments all the time after he moves there.
-With the oil finally flowing, and the prices continuing to rise, the Falklands starts to make pots of money and invests heavily into nanotechnology and gene therapy. A university is founded for higher education and to aid in this research.
-The government announces plans to consider reform of the current drug policy, decriminalizing possession of small amounts of drugs by 2015, there are further plans in 2020.
-The Conservatives begin to publish newspapers complaining about all this, but as immigrants begin to trickle into the country, their support begins to decline.
-The country is cockblocked by Brazil, who refuses to buy Falklands oil, citing their independence due to biofuels. Despite this, fuel prices still rise.

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Satansick - South Africa

-Propaganda begins to be distributed to the people, encouraging them to join the military.
-Wikileaks keeps leaking more information with regards to the South African government. The government responds by starting to shut down the internet throughout the country and increasing censorship.
-People who can reach information though are now in a state of rebellion, which grips the entire country like a vice.
-Armed revolt calling for the removal of the government breaks out onto the streets, and the government responds by shooting them.
-The army more or less invades the Congo, and starts to dig mass graves for the militias there. Both nations are now more or less in an effective state of warfare.
-Invitations are given to neighbors to join a loose economic union, Botswana and Namibia give it a little thought and start to open talks.
-The Congolese government grinds to a halt as destabilization sets in, allowing their enemies to send in a constant stream of troops.
-Refugees are attempted to be cared for by South Africa, but it does a very poor job of it and basically keeps people in glorified concentration camps.
-New companies are set up with the aim of improving biotechnology. The focus at the moment is HIV + AIDS and helps with prior research so far.
-The government, in a case that finally shows their tenuous grip on reality, says that the Imperialists are conspiring to destroy them, and that South Africa must act.

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Robbi - United Kingdom

-Recruitment drives kick off, targeting the lower classes to help boost the size of the military.
-The population begin to put their support behind nationalist movements increasingly. An English nationalist movement arises. Although the government tries to cool down matters, it does little to cool down matters.
-The Anglo-Saxon Foundation begins to quickly grow in size, reaching over 800 members. It is in direct competition with the BNP.
-The Scottish parliament speeds up the independence referendum, and submits a bill to Westminster stating that the Scottish wish to declare independence.
-Seaside fortifications begin to be rebuilt or given a new lease of life. Former tourist haunts like Landguard fort now are part of the military.
-The British send an amount of money to Russia, and agree to help each other. The population grows increasingly agitated at this turn of events, especially as Wikileaks shows the utter corruption within Russia and even the British government.
-The BNP and ASF campaign bitterly and their ranks continue to swell. The ASF vote for England and the BNP for Britain. UKIP also starts to rise as well.
-Britain says that the Falklands situation will be the same as before, with little to suggest any major decisions or the such shall be taken.
-As taxes on the upper classes rise, and nationalization kicks in, Thatchers old policies die quite quickly and the existing 3 parties lose even further support. Some start to adopt more polarized positions in order to adapt.
-The number of CCTV cameras continues to increase, and the public sector continues to expand.
-Police checkpoints begin to be set up along roads and at the entrances to various buildings.
-Rallies start to be held in the streets by nationalists. Muslims begin to be attacked, and some predictably fight back.
-Same sex marriage is legalized along with a loosening of the policies on soft drugs. All this does is simply reduce the number of protesters amongst the left.
-A survey is held to see if the population wish to remain part of the EU. A majority vote to leave the EU.
-By the middle of the year, the powers of the police have massively expanded. The only opposition is that of the Religious fanatics and Nationalists.

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vampiresrock - Syria

-Syria stops fucking around and gets down to the dirty business of imposing a totalitarian dictatorship.
-The army is consolidated, and makes a push on rebel strongholds. Weapons assistance is provided by Russia and Syria starts to really smash up the rebels.
-Rebels are executed en masse, and buried en masse. By this stage, the world can't give a shit anymore.
-Economic and social reforms are halted, instead focusing on churning out military goods and on crushing the rebellion.
-A secret police expands in size and scope, and starts to clamp down their vice upon society.
-Despite all the bloodshed, the government is making attempts to not harm civilians, which is coming to some success.

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Broguts - Serbia

-Military parades are performed in Belgrade in order to wow the population and to convince them of their overpowering military might. Rebellion calms down somewhat, with the military and police managing to quieten down dissent.
-The U.N. is criticized for not helping in Brazil, to which it retorts if Serbia has actually done anything to help Brazil themselves.
-Those of a Serbian ethnicity are given tax reductions, which increases if they join the military. The military begins to expand due to this.
-Racial and religious attacks on minorities ramps up, and eventually the army and the police start to do the same things themselves.
-Muslims have now started to rise in open rebellion, or flee the country.
-Neighboring states are starting to arm themselves and are closing borders to immigrants.
-Wikileaks says that the Muslims are scapegoats, but the Serbians do not care, and after several bombings in Belgrade (committed by an unknown party) there are overwhelming votes in favor of the instatement of an Authoritarian Nationalist party.

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Mr. Face - China

-China surpasses the USA in scientific research.
-The continuing purge on corruption proceeds, undoubtedly this will be the last time in China's history that a corrupt politician will exist.
-A lot of the older generals are replaced by newer ones, leading to some temporary issues during the reorganization.
-There are vague reports and satellites showing troops movements to certain areas of the country, but much further information on this is limited.
-China tells everybody they don't want no damned alliances. This upsets a lot of other players.
-China embargoes Brazil, telling them to stop their nuclear project immediately.
-Foxconn begins to be given a cold shoulder in China, who is now halting further expansion of the company here, partly due to the controversies it has caused. Foxconn decides that India is a better alternative for expansion now.
-In response, the Chinese government begins to privatize more industries, establish minimum ages and wages for jobs, and opens up space for private investment.
-Elections are held for city level political positions, and are a decent success. However it has resulted in the parties power over China to start getting less totalitarian, opening the door for further demands of reform.
-The government reforms the judiciary and parliament to satisfy the peoples demands for reform.
-The reforms made this year help keep the people fairly pleased, despite the recession starting to make its presence noted.

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Sega Saturn - Ukraine

-The peacetime national guard is mobilized and their presence is increased in the eastern sphere of the country.
-The country threatens to abandon CIS, criticizing Putin's recent actions heavily and demanding that the brutal crackdowns on civil liberties is stopped.
-The country opens the border to defecting Russians. The Russians respond by shooting people that flee towards the border.
-As the oil from Russia is cut off, the Ukraine looks to abroad to secure oil as prices rise. This is difficult to say the least.
-The Ukraine attempts to improve relations and trade with the Polish, with a degree of success.
-The Ukraine boasts it is the defender of Democracy in Europe. Other nations in Europe simply scoff at this, especially as the Ukrainian military begins to grow in size.
-The military is glorified extensively, and recruitment stations begin to pop up over the country.
-Wikileaks reveals that the Ukrainians are also getting involved in Belarus surprisingly.

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Phrawger - Brazil

-Wages to soldiers in employ of the Brazilian army increases, and after some deals with the French, construction of nuclear submarines begins.
-The budget for the military begins to naturally expand as a result, and soon in conjunction with the establishment of the armament factories, Brazil seems to be gearing up. Her neighbors are now starting to buy weapons too.
-Brazil complains to the UN about why Europe is more important, the UN then has a coma.
-Exports to Japan begins, and in return, Brazil begins to import manufactured goods (mostly consumer electronics).
-The railways begin to be subsidized, and they start to be improved or expanded throughout the country. As some regulations naturally begin to lax, railways begin to cut their way through rainforest or other such lands.
-Various environmental and left wing groups begin to protest at the expansion of the military and railways.
-Taxes on the upper classes rise to help balance the budget. Work is also made to help close the wage gap.
-Anti-drug trade and Anti-slavery raids are kicked up several notches, and aided by foreign countries such as Japan, massive progress is made into stamping out these two social ills. -There is a great deal of violence however during these raids, and neighbors become annoyed when the Brazilian army starts to patrol the borders more often.

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KriegsMar1ne - USA

-Gun ownership begins to skyrocket as more and more people buy guns, survivalism is on the rise too.
-The Americans start to pull out of Afghanistan, and by the end of July they have effectively left the country to manage its own affairs. The Taliban still fights on however.
-The magnetic guns are still in development, and tests in the navy have shown successes in some limited situations.
-The army heads into Mexico, to help the Mexican government regain control and to be tough on the drug cartels.
-Wikileaks claims that corruption is still rampant however.
-M1A3 and X-M8 are brought back into production, increasing steadily to help show the world that the USA is still a force to be reckoned with.
-More oil platforms begin to be opened, much to the chagrin of environmentalists who criticize these policies and ask for improvements in sustainable energy sources instead.
-Shortly after, congress holds a vote to charge BP with heavy fines for their accidents, subtly ignoring all the other oil companies who have done similar things and gotten away with it.
-A vote is held in each state for legalizing marijuana. Only a few states decide to legalize the substance, whilst the majority of states start deciding upon decriminalizing it or reducing existing penalties.
-The turns in policy manage to piss off the Republicans and confuse the Democrats now.
-The FBI starts to crack down on corruption heavily, which although it helps solve some problems with governance, it also increases the popularity of conspiracy theories when people see that the government is acting all funny lately.
-Protests from most areas of society spill onto the streets as the people see that their politicians are pretty much a joke. The WBC meanwhile continues to shout at people that God should be thanked for all this.
-To finish the final ridiculousness of everything, the government proceeds to put heavy patrols at the Mexican border. When the illegal immigrants arrive, they have a tougher time getting in, and eventually find alternate routes.

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LobsterPastry - Japan

-The police force continues to expand in scope and operations, slowly becoming more omnipresent within Japanese Society. Existing crime continues to decline, and people are becoming less willing to leave their homes.
-The Japanese are annoyed with the UN, and decide to send over their own police forces over to help stamp out the slavery menace in Brazil.
-A campaign targeted at preventing suicide is started by the government, which help alleviates the current problem. However, as people begin to stay in homes more often and the economy worsens, this campaign only manages to temporarily halt the problem.
-Tourism is encouraged, but few tourists come in such troublesome and financially tight times. The added xenophobia of the Japanese, which is starting to increase recently due worldwide events is not helping.
-The illegal arms trade is broken up, but Wikileaks reveals that the Japanese government are taking the weapons for their own uses.
-The people left who are increasingly dissatisfied with current government policy do not really protest, and attempt to leave the country or stay indoors instead.
-Birth rates collapse, partly due to the above issues, and increasing infertility.

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Zillamaster55 - France

-Special forces training begins in the French military, readying them to a high state of preparedness.
-France begins to import oil from Brazil to help make up in the short fall, achieving not a great deal of success. In response, the government is starting to import foreign cars (usually Japanese) and are now developing more fuel efficient cars.
-Soft drugs are legalized, although they have high taxes on them. Black market smuggling is still popular. Attempts are made to also control companies putting chemicals into cigarettes, and achieve a degree of success.
-Kiosks to sign into are required outside of workplaces now, increasing the states presence.
-Various groups are splintered by new government policies, and now the Conservative factions are starting to enjoy increasing support.
-Attacks on mosques begin to erupt throughout the country, and crumbling housing estates fall into worse condition as the police presence there increases. Immigrants begin to fight back with increasingly desperate methods.
-Society seems to be in free fall, jusqu'ici tout va bien.

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Salricci - Australia

-Following the British lead, Australia starts to reform their military forces, subtly copying more or less what the British are doing. Guerrilla tactics are especially focused on.
-New weapons are bought to help arm the military. Some manage to make their way from Brazil.
-Australia tells everybody they don't wish to get involved with diplomatic bullshit abroad.
-Investments are made into improving the volume of trade entering or leaving the country, mostly to ports and to help keep sea-lanes open for trade. The depression gets a bit better.
-The government attempts to crack down on terrorism, searching for terrorist cells and arresting various people.
-Protests begin in the cities understandably, and then these are controlled or combated by the government. Tensions run higher and higher.

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Chernobyl426 - India

-The navy decides to go visit the coasts of Pakistan and Iran. The former goes apeshit and immediately demands India to remove their military forces.
-The Pakistani army starts preparing and goes near the border with India, demanding that they get the hell out.
-India cites the measures are to protect trade, but Pakistan will not tolerate such a presence in their waters.
-India tries to calm down things abroad in various diplomatic envoys sent to Russia and America, which are now pots on the verge of boiling over.
-Economic reforms continue to be carried out as India industrializes, despite the poor worldwide economic conditions. It's at least doing better with the reforms than it would be without them. Particular of these reforms are agricultural, after the debacle of last year.
-Foxconn begins to expand in India in light of the recent reforms, and the company decides it would be wise to start outsourcing here.

Turn 4: July to December 2013

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Events from July to December 2013:

-The next generation of Video Game consoles comes out during this time. A couple of new titles appear as well to match.
-Expansions to the Port of Rotterdam are completed, tripling the capacity there and starts off helping the economy to recover.
-14 nanometer chips enter mass production.
-SpaceX launches the Falcon Heavy.
-High speed rail links in Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, etc are completed and offer a viable alternative to air travel. Britain is excluded however due to the increasingly repressive system there.
-Various economic reforms worldwide has helped stop the economy from worsening any further at the moment, and in many places, economy recovery is being reported. The USA, Britain and Serbia are among the few whose economies are starting to decline.
-The Greenland ice sheet is unable to recover melting suffered during the summer. From this point on, each successive summer is going to make it shrink.
-Niger is starting to suffer increased problems due to climate change, as desertification sets in and migrations start to move people around. Lagos is at extreme risk.
-Emigration begins from the Maldives. The worsening conditions means it is too costly to maintain human life here.
-Coral reefs continue to die, as if you care.
-North Korea's economic reforms are starting to show visible signs of improvement, and it begins to gradually open up, mainly to China.
-The price of oil stabilizes again and begins to decline slightly in price as supplies are reassured. Stronger efforts are urged to switch to more sustainable sources.
-With the recovering economy and new policies in Europe, the European Union manages to pull itself together again and admits Croatia into the Union. Polarization begins to slowly reverse, and Britain is kicked out of the European Union for humans rights abuses.

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ThePinkPanzer - Russia

-The recruitment process is reformed, and many agents abroad are brought back home to help quell dissent in the country. The new recruitment process means that a lot of rebellious types are weeded out, and the army becomes more loyal to Putin.
-A declaration to not harm Belarus is made, Russian support in any affairs as long as they are non violent is offered in return for aid in the financial crisis,
-Offers are sent to all countries to begin sending labor to Russia in exchange for weapons and foreign aid in the future. As well as this, a division of men to UN peace keeping operations is promised and Russia pledges to generally try to help the UN keep afloat.
-A nuclear disarmament program begins, with Russia promising to reduce to around 1,500 missiles in reserve eventually.
-Gay rights are promised to any gays that immigrate to the country, war refugees are also offered safe haven as long as they work. As many Muslim immigrants arrive, mostly dropped off by the British, they take advantage of the offers.
-Dissent calms down as foreign aid is sent in to help calm things down. However, a number of foreign agents are also discovered to have appeared and tried to stir up trouble. Due to the massive amount of agents sent in by practically everybody, it is difficult to pinpoint who was helping or harming Russia.
-Oil pipelines begin to gradually open again, and a reform of taxes begin to attract the rich back to the country. In order to help alleviate the dirty fuel problem, work into sustainable sources of energy begins.
-Trade opens up with Syria as the revolution comes to an end there.
-Bans on the internet and free speech are lifted, and Russia continues to cool down. The protests begin to melt away as talks begin to be held about how to improve Russia.
-Many demands are to reform Russia so it has less corruption, a freer political system, a working economy and that the people are taken care of.
-The economy begins to gradually recover as things improve, maybe there is a light at the end of the tunnel after all?

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HeavyGuy - Poland

-The military presence is more or less removed from the border with Belarus, cooling down tensions in the area significantly. Well minus the fact that Russia is undergoing a bit of strain at the moment.
-The army is mobilized to different parts of the country instead, and to help keep the military looking impressive, a new type of assault rifle called the Kbs wz. 2012 Beryl Assault Rifle is now under development.
-Poland publicly apologies to Belarus, and then leaves Belarus to start chatting up other nearby countries about improving their relations and the such.
-Taxes are lowered in Poland, and public dissent reduces a little due to this. The Polish also start sending economic aid to Russia, a fact which then starts to annoy people again because the Polish traditionally don't like the Russians.
-A police campaign begins, urging people to join the police to help protect Poland. Pretty soon, the Police force starts to become more omnipresent.

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DainBramageStudios - Falklands

-The Falklands and the Ukraine enter a formal alliance. The former nation will provide oil to the Ukraine in return for military assistance.
-The Ukrainian addition to the Island's existing PMC force comprises of a permanent cooperative defense force of 200 soldiers, two Mig-29 fighter jets, and four Mi-24 attack helicopters, under the command of the Falkland Republic's military. This force regularly patrols the Republic's airspace.
-With money from oil pouring in as prices rise, money is splashed out on biotechnology and nanotechnology, and it begins to gradually see small returns from this.
-A construction and population boom takes place on the island as the economy expands, and quite quickly the native population is swamped by immigrants from abroad.
-Ukrainian quickly becomes a minority language in the Falklands, and a town of several hundred called “Little Kiev” is established.
-Work is also conducted into improving materials and machinery that can survive in colder weather conditions, mostly due to the cold conditions of the South Atlantic and for the use of the research station being established in Antarctica.
-Gay marriage is legalized, along with some non-discrimination laws to show the world the nation isn't composed of bigots.
-Talks are also done about polygamy, but some administrators get really worked up when they discover the amount of work they have to do will increase.
-Shackletown, an exploration and research station, is set up in Antarctica. It begins to report a slight increase in temperature in the area. Teams are sent inland, and begin to report that the ice sheets are at risk.
-Julian Assange dies, the assassin is later showed to have been linked to North Korea. North Korea denies it killed Julian Assange. The gun found with the assassin is discovered to be an new sniper rifle developed in the USA.
-Wikileaks falls into a bit of chaos as it seems as though attacks on their staff and servers are made.

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Satansick - South Africa

-The military marches on to Brazzaville and Kinshasa, and effectively establish a puppet state. There is a lot of rebellions breaking out, but the army is moving swiftly to crush them.
-Propaganda campaigns continue to glorify the military, and show off the new heavy armored MBT, which is similar to the Israeli Merkava tank.
-The Bantu union is proposed to neighboring countries, but many of the countries nearby demand that South Africa get out of the Congo before talks begin.
-Mines are set up in the Congo, and oddly enough, the money made from them starts to flow to South Africa.
-A breakthrough in Aids treatment is announced when a potential vaccine is developed. Trials show a success rate of over 98%. Work begins into seeing potential side effects.
-Crowds of protesters are dispersed with tear gas and rubber bullets. The military starts to work on removing areas under rebel control.
-The advances in biotechnology are utilized for propaganda purposes, and some protests die down with promises of an end to the aids epidemic.

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Robbi - United Kingdom

-After the petition for Scottish independence is declined, the government begins to send soldiers of an English ethnicity to garrison Scotland.
-The military and police continues to bloat and control life even more. Cries for Welsh and Scottish independence grows stronger.
-Various residents in Northern Ireland begin to emigrate south into Ireland. Some residents of the other nations are doing the same.
-Fortification of the coasts continues, and now cities are starting to see barbed wire fences appear around them.
-Iceland is warned to sort out Icesave or ELSE.
-Foreign persons in the country begin to be heavily taxed by the government. Work camps begin to be established for dissidents within the country.
-As British nationalism is favored over English nationalism by the government, the BNP sees a rise of popularity at the expense of the ASF. The ASF begins to gradually devolve into an independence movement like that of the Welsh or Scottish.
-The BBC is favored over other news channels, which begin to be censored more. The BBC is increasingly becoming a medium to transmit the governments view of things to the population.
-Immigration to the islands stops entirely. Muslims are placed into separate zones from the rest of the population to combat racial and religious violence.
-Criticism of the government continues to rise, especially of new chemical weapons developments.
-The government responds by shutting down unfavorable newspapers and arresting various journalists.
-Youth organizations promoting government policy are created or begin to grow.
-Muslims now have a crescent marked on their clothing. Any outside of exclusion zones are now outlaws. Many Muslims begin to be deported to Russia if convicted of violent crime.
-Muslim groups become more desperate and begin to riot immensely, joined by various left wing groups. The response is rubber bullets and tear gas.
-A coffee shop in London is bombed, it is blamed on Muslim terrorists.
-The BNP becomes a majority party, and more or less begins to dismantle the democratic system in place.
-Checkpoints are established throughout the entire country to further consolidate control of it.
-The economy begins to slow down as contact with the outside world lessens.
-Scottish people begin to wear increasing amounts of tartan in silent protest.

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vampiresrock - Syria

-With foreign aid, the revolution is finally crushed. Executions of the ringleaders proceeds summarily.
-Purges in the military begin, to weed out any rebellious types and to get rid of any corrupt types.
-Effective control of the country is re-established by the end of the year, allowing economic and social reforms to finally begin unhindered.
-A letter of thanks is sent to Russia for their aid in killing their people and re-establishing dictatorial control of the country.
-Pretty soon, economic recovery begins, although it is painfully slow.

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Broguts - Serbia

-The Glorious Serb force of freedom, or "Славна српска снага слободе", is founded as a branch of the military focused on paradrops.
-Croatia is denounced on national television, and Serbia proceeds to leave the United Nations.
-A sum of $100,000,000,000.00 is demanded by Serbia from Croatia in return for not invading them.
-The president of Croatia decides that mobilization of the armies and to prepare for war is probably a wise option.
-Turkish and Croatian protesters in Serbia start to vanish, or are booted out of the country, which is becoming increasingly insane.

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Mr. Face - China

-The military continues to improve and develop, with a focus into making smaller and smaller groups of soldiers to be used in combat.
-Privatization continues, and agriculture is subsidized. Production of food begins to climb as a result, causing food prices to decline and exports to increase. Privatization helps lift some of the burden off the Chinese government.
-The constitution begins to be reworked, with freedom of religion and speech to be allowed for. Some of the party disagrees strongly with this, and after several rebellions by parts of the government and military, the new laws are finally pushed through.
-Human right violators are cracked down upon, putting them into jail if found guilty of breaking various human rights.
-With free speech and enterprise growing, the internet is finally opened up to the population.
-Massive political, social and economic changes begin to be demanded by the people as information pours in that was once blocked to them. Some destabilization occurs as many of these reforms are seen to have come in too quickly.
-China practically bullies many Pacific and Asian nations into implementing minimum wages similar to their own or India's. Companies begin to relocate as a result, spreading out across the world to nations where Chinese or American influence is limited. Some band together to lobby for favorable laws in some nations.
-Embargoes are placed on the UK, Russia and South Africa, telling them to stop human rights violations. The black pot is changing color, so you can't argue back now.
-Ukraine and Serbia are both told to stay out of wars, along with Russia.
-As reforms take place in China, it begins to heavily influence North Korea more.

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Sega Saturn - Ukraine

-Fortifications along the Russian border are updated for modern times and rebuilt, with some older ones dating back to as far as the time of the Tsars being taken over and rebuilt.
-The small amount of the military sent to the Falklands are now under permanent command of the Falklands for the time being.
-Russian defectors are returned after being caught, save for some military and police personnel who were reported to be carrying a strain of flu that could possibly be dangerous.
-Harassment of Belarus ends, and the Ukraine drops out of CIS.
-With oil from the Falklands arriving, the Ukrainian banks remain stable and confident. The recovering worldwide economy helps keep things going.
-A secondary plan in case of a “State of Emergency” is established, implementing a chain of command, the allowing of an enactment of marshal law and military control of the country.

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Phrawger - Brazil

-Guiana is transferred to Brazil, under the condition that Brazil will help France with financial aid to help kick-start the French economy.
-Both countries also have technological agreements to share scientific research, and to split the proceeds from taxes from French Guiana for the next few years. The land is to be absorbed in two parts over the course of a year by Brazil.
-French politicians representing Guiana are to retain their posts until the next elections by the residents.
-The anti-drug campaign begins to cool down as many of the organized criminal syndicates are broken up. The military begins to move away from borders, and some are sent to Russia to help cool down things there.
-The country decides to set aside larger areas of rainforest for biological conversation, and set up scientific research teams to study the flora and fauna within.
-As the country does such, a lot of the semi-forgotten towns and villages owned by natives and the descendants of runaway slaves continue to be brought into the modern world. Their handmade goods and organic foods are especially prized by the wealthy fools.
-A trade embargo is put on the United Kingdom, possibly because the UK is slowly starting to resemble the movie “Children of Men”.
-Anti-slavery raids decrease gradually as the campaign is noted to become a success.
-Political reforms are carried out in Brazil’s newest acquisition so as to help integrate it.

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KriegsMar1ne - USA

-The nations of Syria, Russia, UK, Brazil and Japan are embargoed.
-Support to Pakistan is dropped, and instead given to India.
-Taxes are lowered again. Funding is increased for education at the same time.
-Funding into new military weapons proceeds, but puts massive strain on the budget of the government. Congress is unable to agree on a new debt ceiling agreement, and the federal government begins to run out of money.
-The American economy declines, as unemployment climbs due to trade embargoes, heavy government spending, unpopularity with foreign nations and decreasing revenue sources.
-More public sector jobs are opened, but it fails to alleviate the economic crisis.
-The USA decides that for foreign policy, it will watch the world collapse around it. The exact opposite happens.
-The USA tells Brazil to stop their nuclear program, and when Brazil refuses, the USA sends some nuclear submarines to the coast of Venezuela, who immediately begin to complain about this.
-Development into a new sniper rifle, assault rifles and a device which emits an electromagnetic pulse from armored vehicles is conducted.
-New body armor and the first crude prototypes of exoskeletons are developed.
-The military budget helps massively with these new developments, keeping the USA at the edge of technological superiority, but at the cost of their economy.
-Detroit becomes a center of dissent in the country.

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LobsterPastry - Japan

-JIMP is sent to Syria and Brazil to help in anti-drug and anti-slavery efforts. Their reduced presence on the streets of Japan makes people slightly less nervous.
-Papau New Guinea agrees to a diplomatic agreement with Japan, in that the former will provide education and economic help in order to help develop the country.
-Infrastructure improvements are made to railways and roads throughout the country, helping to reduce the strain of masses of people using them and to also make transportation faster.
-Fukushima by this stage, is starting to be reclaimed by nature, excepting the outskirts where cordons have been redefined.
-Russian emigrants are captured by Japanese authorities, and sent back to Russia.

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Zillamaster55 - France

-The French army packs up their white flags and sets on heading home, leaving French Guiana and Afghanistan. The former is currently undergoing a diplomatic negotiation.
-Guiana is transferred to Brazil, under the condition that Brazil will help France with financial aid to help kick-start the French economy.
-Both countries also have technological agreements to share scientific research, and to split the proceeds from taxes from French Guiana for the next few years. The land is to be absorbed in two parts over the course of a year by Brazil.
-French politicians representing Guiana are to retain their posts until the next elections by the residents.
-Borders are kept open, although immigrants must wait one day before entering the country to avoid making the political situation more tense.
-Taxes on controlled substances are lessened, along with general income tax overall. To make up for the shortfall, all religious organizations are now subject to taxation. This annoys a great deal of Christians, Muslims and Scientology.
-Campaigns directed at ending hate speech begins, with heavy fines implemented for those who commit violence due to religious or racial reasons.
-Soon, the situation begins to slowly cool down in France as both reforms made to immigration and racial/religious hatred begins to take effect.
-As all this happens, confidence in the economy begins to help things recover.

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Salricci - Australia

-The militaristic focus by the government is starting to decline, sabre rattling just doesn't seem popular anymore.
-An embargo is placed on South Africa, and a strongly worded letter is also sent, telling them to stop being a dictatorship and being dicks to their people.
-Privatization of various industries is conducted, and the existing military budget is slashed, with money poured into helping the economy to recover.
-A law is passed which severely penalizes police officers if they harm protesters. The result of this is that many protesting movements lose a bit of steam behind them when Police Brutality ceases to exist. Many police are sent to prison for doing this, and some scandals arise over it when some claim to have been acting in self-defense.

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Chernobyl426 - India

-The navy begins to be withdrawn back into Indian waters, and the other half is sent down the eastern coast of Africa to help monitor trade. The pirates in the area begin to suffer problems as the navy makes a strong presence here.
-Some soldiers are recruited, with numbers sent to help the Russians and others to help maintain the borders of glorious India.
-India asks the Falklands to give them Julian Assange in return for a trade agreement. There is no response because they did not actually contact the player.
-Ties with the USA are cut, with India claiming that Mitt Romney is hostile towards the Middle East including India. Mitt Romney does not comment for a while, for he took some time to find India on the map.
-A minimum wage below that of the United States by nearly 1/3 is established, and state education is massively invested into. Foxconn finds things a bit more difficult here, and decides to start relocating into various African and Asian nations not under the influence of China or the USA.
-Foreign investment begins to pour into India, and soon enough, the economy is starting to get the ball rolling again.
-Pakistan demobilizes the military, and tells India to not do it again in the future.

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Zambies! - Sweden

-The government decides that keeping the borders secure are a top priority. The military starts to patrol the borders, the airspaces and coasts to make sure nobody tries any invading business.
-Humanitarian operations in various African states are also looked into, and some aid is sent over to help people.
-Sweden improves some relations with neighboring Scandinavian countries, including Iceland and Finland. Estonia feels rather left out. The countries that Sweden does get friendly with however, agree to a form of mutual pact whereby if one of them gets annoyed they will all gang together to help them.
-A protect democracy campaign begins, not only advancing the cause of democracy but helping to uphold LGBT rights and make sure Muslims don't get beaten up in the streets. Another advance is that people don't get sterilized anymore. Sweden follows up by criticizing South Africa’s policy of being an oppressive dictatorship.
-The government makes Saab join in a merger with Ford, and the two entities start to work together on production of new automobiles that don't look like shit.
-Protectionist policies begin to be implemented to help reduce dependence on foreign stock markets.
-Mines begin to be set up in the mountainous areas on the border with Norway.
-Medical marijuana is legalized, and funding into cancer research is made so as to find ways to remove cancerous cells more easily. Cancer becomes a slightly more manageable condition.
-King Carl XVI Gustaf inquires to the British government if the King may go tour the British Isles with his third cousin (twice removed) Queen Elizabeth. He proceeds to visit the island, and the British government even manage to take a sneak picture of him picking his nose.

Turn 5: January to July 2014

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Events from January to July 2014:

-The IPCC releases its Fifth Assessment Report, showing a number of worrying trends with regards to the environment. As usual, it's ignored, despite showing with greater clarity what the future may hold now that they have petabytes of data to examine.
-The internet now has a greater international reach than television, providing news faster than television or radio can. Newspapers and radio are starting to migrate online.
-The Large Hadron Collider reaches maximum operating power.
-Solar Impulse is the first piloted fixed-wing plane to circle the Earth using solar power alone.
-Expansion of the Panama canal to allow for greater shipping is completed, allowing increasing amounts of traffic to pass through.
-Personalized DNA sequencing is now so cheap that it can be done in a matter of hours for as little as $100. The result is that its much easier to see if you are at risk from certain genetic diseases.
-As Generation X slowly becomes more prominent, many of their ideas and movements for various reforms are slowly starting to snowball.

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ThePinkPanzer - Russia

-The military begins to demobilize and go back into either the reserves or training as the grand purge comes to an end. The protesters by this stage are vanishing off the streets as issues are addressed or they receive too little support.
-The Russians now promise to nuclear peace, and promise never to use a nuclear missile unless somebody makes them really really mad.
-The Russians decide to embargo South Africa, and send some naval ships to put an actual blockade in place.
-Engineers are sent to Brazil to inspect their nuclear facilities to see if they are trying to make any nuclear bombs, especially ones with the point that stick in the ground and go boom. They find no such bombs, and conclude Brazil is using nuclear for civilian purposes.
-The minimum wage is risen, and corrupt officials and crime syndicates continue to be ruthlessly attacked. Economic recovery begins, especially as embargoes on Russia are now being lifted.
-The state of emergency is lifted, and penalties are imposed on police officers that harm people. To help maintain order, a recruitment drive begins to increase the number of bobbies on the beat.
-Russia begins to start a nuclear program in which they will build nuclear reactors to help lessen dependence on fossil fuels. Various groups petition for solar/wind/water and other forms of power as well.
-With some cooperation from Brazil, the police force is to be improved, along with both assisting each other in the alternate energy situation.
-Oil lobbies begin to protest about many recent decisions of the Russian government.

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HeavyGuy - Poland

-Development of the Kbs wz. 2012 Beryl Assault Rifle is finalized, and the rifle is now being tested and implemented.
-A portion of the military is allotted to the UN peacekeeping army, which does what it has been doing before, which isn't very much given that the UN at the moment is bogged down with a lot of problems.
-Poland demands that South Africa leave the Congo alone, which falls on rather deaf ears.
-In response, the navy is sent down to blockade South Africa in combination with the Russians.
-Education and R&D funding continues to rise. Computers get faster, cancer gets a bit less dangerous and Polish teenagers get better at arguing on the internet.
-Airport security is increased in response to dangers around the world, as the war on terror and crusade on apathy show.

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DainBramageStudios - Falklands

-A private Ukrainian military company is hired to be sent out to Antarctica to protect the growing number of research stations there. These research stations are also starting to hold people year round and economic activity is starting up. Most economic activity is fishing, tourism, oil drilling, or ones related to those 3.
-Various organizations/nations are starting to criticize the actions of the Falklands, foremost of which is Argentina, who are still sore about losing a potential economic asset.
-Immigration continues to trickle into the islands, some are British refugees fleeing from the now totalitarian state.
-Conscription is introduced, based on Swiss lines. Although a good deal of the population do some basic training, only a fractional amount are sent out on military service.
-Pillboxes and various military fortifications begin to be installed at Shackletown.
-The island of South Georgia is leased to the Swedish to establish a space program there. Various settlements begin to pop up on the island too, and some Swedes immigrate to the Falklands.
-The Falklands tries to improve relations with Argentina, who are at least not trying to invade them at the moment. With support guaranteed by Brazil, Argentina finds itself in a difficult spot.
-The Swedish navy helps the Falklands in patrol of the waters, and with research into machinery running in the Antarctic weather, a lot of equipment being produced for the Swedish space program is able to manage the weather when tested or used there.
-The research done above, in combination with nanotech, has helped in development of new nanofibrous materials that retain heat and do not become brittle in cold conditions.
-A law to translate the Constitution and all legal documents into any language which more than 5% of the population can speak is passed. So far it is in English, Spanish, Ukrainian and Arabic.
-A statue dedicated to Julian Assange is constructed, and the country promotes him as martyr for freedom of expression.
-Polygamy is looked into, and talks on implementation of it gradually proceed.

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Satansick - South Africa

-Allegations that South Africa is producing nuclear arms is beginning to arise. The government states that even if they had any, it would be for defensive purposes.
-Research into the African Killer Bee is conducted, and is mostly delegated to various companies. One thing they manage to do is find a way to make them go to sleep and pack them into collapsible boxes.
-Modernization of the army is conducted, with the military now abusing the Bantu and Zulu cultures to instil patriotism and a sense of brotherhood among the troops.
-The rebels continue to be purged from the country, especially as the military hold most key areas and supplies in a country blockaded by many.
-Final tests of the aids vaccine are done. It begins to go into mass production, and is slowly distributed. The lack of infrastructure or production capabilities means that this stage is slow at the moment however.
-More research is slowly conducted into computer hardware, and into genetic engineering.
-As the aids vaccine is distributed in town centers, propaganda is shown to the people, and many are pressured into showing their support for the government. With each town done, their dictatorial influence snowballs, and hatred of foreigners increase with encouragement from the government.
-The Congolese puppet is still weak however, and its authority over the country is incredibly weak.
-The economy is in terrible condition, especially as many goods the country needs to import are now critically low in number.

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Robbi - United Kingdom

-To show their insanity, the British government makes sure that beaches are to be made impenetrable. Scaffolding is erected on most beaches so that landing craft can not land on a beach. Behind the scaffolding are thousands of mines. Behind the mines is barbed wire and behind the wire are more land mines. Finally, yet still on the beach, are anti-tank blocks - 13 ton concrete blocks designed to impede the movement of the tanks used in an invasion. Behind the beach area, pill boxes are built to house machine guns and to create a killing field.
-Massive conscription drives begin, gradually creating a massive military that sucks up most domestic resources in order to defend the island from foreigners.
-A chemical gas that can eat through hazmat suits is now being slowly stockpiled.
-Embargoes on the United States, China and Brazil are enacted. In response, pretty much every country worldwide begins to slowly enact embargoes on Britain.
-A new flag is created for the country. Britain strong.
-A type of economic plan between capitalism and socialism is announced by the government, the new economic idea is now named English Socialism.
-The public sector and taxation continues to increase, which the private sector is unable to complain much about as their right to complain is now owned by the government.
-The benefits system is reworked so as to provide for only the productive, children or elderly. Given this is a lot less people than before, the government has to spend a lot less money on keeping the poor fed and clothed.
-A new police force called the Blackshirts is established. Their main job is to beat people up and protect the expanding political party which is coming to assume greater control of the government.
-The party eventually splits into an inner and outer party due to its immense size. Promotion is increasingly based on loyalty to the party.
-Emigration from the country is halted, and a ministry of propaganda eventually emerges with the sole intent of production of propaganda. The population are now told the outside world is falling apart, sometimes cunningly using images from their own country and labeling it as another.
-Censorship and television cameras everywhere has now made even the possibility of looking shifty to be a practically criminal offense.
-The royal family mostly flees the country with some various other Britons before things lock down completely. Some are caught and apprehended however.

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vampiresrock - Syria

-Not much happens here this turn minus a gradual economic recovery, the population continuing to cool, reforms to placate them and overall marginal improvements in most fields. Underground rebel groups still exist and cause problems however.

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Broguts - Serbia

-The Славна српска снага слободе are sent into Croatia to do covert operations such as killing government ministers, blowing up factories, government buildings and various infrastructure.
-Heavy artillery bombardment of the border begins, and is followed up by mechanised infantry and armoured vehicles moving into Croatia.
-About 3 hours after all this, the Serbian ambassador wakes up and informs the Croatians that Serbia declared war on them.
-Turks and Croatians who are disloyal to the government still vanish from the country for some reason.
-The country is now embargoed by most of the EU and some other states. There are massive talks going on at the UN and in various states about how best to restore balance to the Balkans.
-The capital of Croatia is failed to be taken in the Serbian offensive, along with areas nearby the coastline due to Swedish intervention preventing them from doing so.

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Mr. Face - China

-The Shanghai Tower is completed, it is the second tallest skyscraper on earth.
-Following up on other countries examples, China sends a portion of the military to the UN peacekeeping force, helping to bolster the size and power of the UN force significantly.
-Blockades are carried out on South Africa in conjunction with Poland and Russia.
-Polls are carried out on China, asking what may be a good decision to take next. The people ask that if the one child policy can be loosened, and if the government undertakes more democratic reforms.
-Alliances are asked from the Philippines, Taiwan, South Korea, Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, East Timor, Macau, Mongolia, Australia, Cook Islands, Micronesia, Niue, Kiribati, Nauru, New Zealand, Samoa, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Marshall Islands, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Guam. Some of them agree, others don't. I can't be arsed to tell you which and every one is your ally Jesus dick.
-The embargo on Russia is lifted, and trade with it starts up again.
-In response to the polls, regional government voting reforms are enacted, allowing people to vote for regional governments for the first time.
-The power of the central party has weakened so much that it is hardly any more powerful than political parties in similar nations. It might even be voted out one day if its not careful.
-To prevent coups and military uprisings, a lot of people who are found to be even considering such an action are now being imprisoned for treason.
-The work camps in the country are dissolved, and the petty criminals inside for mainly political reasons are pardoned. Serious offenders are sent to prison.
-The power of the police force is reduced, they can no longer arrest or harm a civilian with impunity.
-With all these reforms taking place, China is undergoing a lot of reorganization as its population of 1 billion adapt to this new form of government.

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Sega Saturn - Ukraine

-The Ukraine asks Moldova for an alliance, in order to help defend democracy. Moldova willingly accepts this mutual pact, wishing to ensure stability in the region.
-Modular housing is invested into, and mass production of it begins. The modular housing is then set up throughout the country to provide durable and cheap homes for immigrants and the poor.
-The Ukraine applauds recent reforms undertaken in Russia and China, and hopes that these will continue into the future.
-The military is later seen demobilizing from the border with Moldova.

BrazilFlag
Phrawger - Brazil

-Brazil hosts the FIFA World Cup.
-Naval support is sent to the South Atlantic to help protect the Falklands. With help from Japanese engineers, the navy is also expanded in response to American aggression.
-A new section of the military is set up and trained inside the rainforests in guerrilla warfare. They are called the Abrangentes Forças de Combate and are an elite force similar to the US marines.
-Brazil sends some scientists to Russia to help them in development of new clean sources of energy.
-Russia inspects the Brazilian nuclear program and finds no funny business is going on.
-Embargoes on South Africa and Britain are placed or strengthened.
-As integration of the land bought from France is finished and carried out, Brazil asks the nearby countries of Guyana and Suriname if they wish to begin some form of integration.
-Both countries are wary of losing their independence, but willingly agree to massive financial aid, investment into development of their industries and defensive pacts. They end up eventually allowing a loose tie to Brazil for the time being.
-Argentina is slowly being talked out of wanting the Falklands as investment into their businesses and defense contracts are carried out. To seal the deal, Argentina is also given some exclusive access to the mines in Guiana.
-Gold mining in Guiana improves output steadily, making sure not to disturb the local environment and to interfere with various regulations.
-Implementation of a minimum wage, workman's compensation, and other standard first-world employment regulations are gradually brought in, as Brazil slowly transitions from a developing nation into a first-world one.
-A small party is held by various government ministers, paid out of their own pockets in celebration for being one of the few governments not to cock things up since July 2012.
-Social workers are sent to the churches to observe people and to see what they are talking about in order to see if any ideas for new reforms may be viable. Most people seem to be agreeing that the reforms are generally going in the right direction.

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KriegsMar1ne - USA

-The new World Trade Center finishes construction.
-The American government bows to international pressure and withdraws their navy from Venezuela. Various nationalists take this as a sign of weakness on the part of the government.
-F-35s are now being integrated into the airforce, albeit gradually. -
A bigger portion of the army is sent into Mexico to tackle the drug lords, who are finally showing signs of decline now as the central government of Mexico begins to slowly reassure control.
-Economic embargoes are lifted from Brazil, Japan, Syria and the United Kingdom. Realizing they want to still embargo somebody, South Africa is now embargoed by the USA.
-Aid to foreign countries such as India and those in Africa are slashed massively, and some military spending is also cut. To help get more money, taxes increase slightly. The public sector also expands. Mitt Romney's little government is hard at work.
-A 1950s public image of the USA is slowly being shown around to help encourage people to think of the good old days. Civil rights campaigners get a bit annoyed about this and ask the government to improve conditions for everybody who isn't white, Christian and clinically insane.
-Jingoistic propaganda is distributed to the people, and in an act of trolling the government decides to hold victory parades celebrating their victory over Japan in WW2. Most angered by this is the Japanese ambassador.
-Protests begin to fill the streets again, mostly composed of left wing groups who are angered at the recent decisions of the government.

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LobsterPastry - Japan

-The Japanese Technological-Superiority Division is established, wishing to help in scientific matters and to build things like robots for building cars or intercourse.
-A coastal fortification program begins, setting up and improving coastal fortifications along with Sonar and Radar systems.
-The weapons for JIMP are updated, and some restraint is applied to them along with appreciation of civil rights so as to prevent abuse to their citizens.
-America and Britain are embargoed by Japan.
-Brazil and Japan are now formally joined in alliance.
-Papua New Guinea is asked again to join Japan. They refuse. Investment into the place continues however, with a lot of the tourism and fishing industries developing. They eventually agree to a mutual defensive pact and trade agreements however.
-Protection for the lower and middle classes (economically) is established, and a charity is set up to help the Russian poor.
-Import/export processes are improved in the country so as to help in the development and protection of Japanese trade.
-The JTSD starts to develop increasingly more advanced robots for use in manufacturing and other fields.

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Zillamaster55 - France

-To avoid demobilization problems, the French government gives massive tax benefits to returning veterans in order to help them secure new jobs and in order to feed their families.
-Now with Guiana in Brazilian hands, the French turn to other sources in order to import enough oil for their origami automobiles. They request oil supplies from the USA, but are also forced to import from other sources as far away as the Falklands.
-The stock market is closely scrutinized by the citizens for some reason, but other than that, little economic reforms or activity is carried out.
-As religious and racial tensions begin to slowly cool down, the campaign for tolerance does so likewise as the French government tries to keep civil unrest to a minimum.

AustraliaFlag
Salricci - Australia

-Little much occurs in the military minus continued training in guerrilla warfare.
-In response to the British human rights violations, an embargo is placed on the British, and Australia distances themselves further from the country.
-Australia begins to invest into agriculture, hoping to increase the production of food.
-Gay marriage is finally legalized, along with soft drugs as well. These reforms are generally supported by the population and help maintain the current popularity of the government.
-Funding is invested into HIV and AIDS so as to look for potential cures and treatments for the ailment. Existing progress shows good signs of success so far.

IndiaFlag
Chernobyl426 - India

-India withdraws all military support they sent to Russia, and now sends some of the navy to South Africa to observe what is going on down there.
-India makes an announcement that the previous statements about the USA were in the hope that the USA would respond with a polite manor and be calm about the situation. India also attempts to improve relations with Pakistan, although these are still rather poor at the moment.
-Public building projects begin, with a focus on the establishment of libraries over the whole country to help with education of the poor and those near the poverty line who are currently rising rapidly out of poverty.
-Plazas in public spaces are also focused upon, as roads are cleared, widened, and open spaces generally improved to help reduce waste issues and lack of space.

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Zambies! - Sweden

-The Swedish army and Navy head on down to Croatia to help protect it from Serbian onslaught. This inevitably happens, and the capital Zagreb is held against the Serbians.
-The Serbians also fail to take the coast as the Swedish navy are positioned offshore with the Croatian navy, and provide a hefty force for the Serbs to contend with. The Serbs cannot do much about this for they have no navy.
-The rest of the Swedish navy go down to South Georgia to ferry around construction material to help build the new space center for the Swedish space program.
-The Swedish start to agree to a series of deals with the Falklands over the space program and they proceed very well, especially as closer economic ties between both nations come in over time. The Grytviken Space Port is soon operational.
-Sweden asks the fellow Nordic nations to help contribute military support to stop the Serbian war of aggression. Most agree to some sort of mutual form of support in the conflict.
-The Queen of Britain and some of the royal family somehow manages to escape Britain and is given safety in Sweden by the government. Many other British refugees also come here for safety as well, along with various parties in exile.
-Most refugees are settled on the island of Gotland, which the British nickname “Little Britain”.
-Ford-Saab begin to work on a new aircraft for the Swedish airforce called the JAS-41 "Frälsare" aircraft.
-Iron ore exports are increased to Germany, and in return, the Germans give plenty of money that the Swedes are able to fund their space program and new aircraft design with. Both countries are now also investing into each others industries and projects.
-There are plans for a a space station by 2020. To help get scientists working on the project, monetary benefits are offered to those who work on the High Science industry in PSAs.

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StarToad - Minutemen

-The Minutemen group is formed in Chicago as a political party, mostly in opposition to Emperor Romney's policies.
-They cannot be arsed to have a flag this year.
-The party immediately begins to appeal to the lower and middle classes, promising they will create a fairer and freer society.
-Much of their policies seem somewhat ambiguous, mostly being a focus on implementation of a mixed economy.
-The party begins to stockpile weapons and munitions, hiding out in various places. Some of these weapons are illegal and various governmental organizations begin to get suspicious.
-Funds begin to be drawn, but nobody really knows where the hell the money is actually coming from. Rumors from drugs, protection rackets and other illegal activities spreads.
-The group is mostly hidden for the moment.

Turn 6: July to December 2014

Post link: http://facepunch.com/showthread.php?t=1199819&p=37023360&viewfull=1#post37023360
Turn tune: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RyjsyCkfhws&feature=plcp

Events from July to December 2014:

-A new molecule known as "Keep 32" is now present in a range of dental care products, as well as several foods like chewing gum. This eliminates Streptococcus mutans - one of the two main bacteria responsible for tooth decay.
-Products which use memresistors are now common.
-Terabyte SD cards are now entering production.
-Robotic pack mules are entering military service in support roles gradually now.
-Rosetta deploys its lander on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. This probe was launched by the European Space Agency.
-By now, the majority of homes and workplaces use Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) systems, such as Skype.
-Automated checkouts at supermarkets are steadily becoming preferred over manual ones. By the end of 2014, 500,000 of these are installed worldwide.
-As the European Union gradually expands and reforms, a call for reform is initiated. The reform is a proposal to make the European High Court the final legal authority in the Union.
-The North Korean government suffers from a bout of instability from a foreign special forces unit getting into the country, the ruling elite are split on what actions to take and the country begins to slide towards chaos.
-In the Serbian war of aggression, the EU manages to muster enough support from member states to impose severe penalties on Serbia. Some volunteers are sent along with some military units too.
-Due to rising sea levels, the Maldives cease to exist as an independent nation, the remaining islands are now being evacuated and are under loose administration of the UN.

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ThePinkPanzer - Russia

-With the corruption rooted out at the cost of nearly having a civil war, the military begins to be stripped down to focus on quality over quantity. The obese, lazy and rebellious are discharged with full honors and recruiting standards are tightened.
-To compete with the M1 Abrams, a new tank starts development in the Russian military.
-A no fly zone is placed over Serbia and Croatia, and paratroopers are dropped into Croatia to re-stabilize the area. Combined with other forces in the area, the Serbs are slowly pushed out. Serbia is embargoed as well.
-Diplomatic envoys start to work on improving the Russian public image worldwide.
-GSC is contacted, and is given money to help produce a new stalker game, which they gladly do.
-To stop lobbying oil companies, the Russian government begins to support environmentalist or government companies, and funds them so as to help out compete or buy out the opposing companies. Various protectionist measures aimed at environmental protection help shift the balance as well.
-The government begins to set up police recruiting centers which double as armories and security centers around the major cities.
-CCTV also begins to pop up, and citizens are given rewards for reporting on criminal activities. Slowly but surely, the worst excesses such as slave trading and drug trading begin to gradually decline, although people are complaining about the number of police officers and cameras.

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HeavyGuy - Poland

-The Kbs wz. 2012 Beryl Assault Rifle begins to be distributed to the Polish military and is now in active service.
-An embargo is placed on South Africa, the reason being quoted as “for all the good it does”.
-Funding into education is increased once again, and the quality of education climbs steadily higher.
-Civil partnerships are now legal in Poland, and a fair deal of the population sees it as acceptable to them. A minority sees it as too far or not far enough however.

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DainBramageStudios - Falklands

-The military awareness system is raised to cryptic, whatever the hell that is.
-The old military staff (left over from British rule) is relocated to St Helena, along with a fair portion of the military forces to establish a strong base there.
-AA guns begin to pop up over the Falklands and St Helena to help defend the islands from attack.
-The government begins to train troops more intensively in guerrilla warfare, specifically in Antarctic conditions. One group of exceptional Special Forces soldiers is assigned permanently to Antarctica, and jokingly calls themselves the Imperial Penguin Regiment
-Weapons begin to be redesigned with aid from the colder materials research. Guns can now fire with no issue in conditions as cold as -60 Celsius.
-Shackletown is fortified and the perimeter of the town gets bigger.
-Border controls with Argentina are loosened, with plans for a South American version of the Schengen Area to be slowly implemented.
-Privacy to protect bank accounts is advertised worldwide in the Falklands, and pretty soon everyone from shady businessmen to dictators and various other peoples begin to open bank accounts in the Falklands.
-Polyamorous marriage is legalized.
-Alcor is asked if they wish to set up a clinic in the Falklands. A few rich businessmen decide to help fund the expansion of them to the Falklands, being that it is a nonprofit organization.
-Efforts to remove landmines continue, and the prediction is that by 2016 the island will be wholly clear of landmines.
-Researchers now begin to work upon optics, mostly looking into industrial-strength applications.

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Satansick - South Africa

-The military begins to look into methods of distributing killer bees. They are asked to shoot them out of cannon but this is taken as an elaborate joke by the research team who suggest to use parachuted crates of bees instead.
-The military-industrial sector begins to ruthlessly expand now, bringing in people to build weapons, vehicles and even an aircraft carrier.
-Pillboxes and anti-tank defenses begin to be strewn casually around the beaches in order to discourage invaders.
-A statement to the media is issued, stating that any imperialist forces that step foot on South African soil shall be shot , also the ships in South African waters shall be sunk if they don't leave . This falls on deaf ears as more countries come to blockade them and strangulate the country.
-The quality of living is plummeting, with all industrial production now dedicated to the military, leaving nothing behind for the common people minus basic food, water and clothing.
-The Brazilian ambassador is told not to be a smug bastard. The Japanese flag is also insulted too, described as “Tacky”.
-An economic and military union with the British is announced.
-Roads and railways are strengthened, extended or built in order to help move stuff around faster than before.
-Despite attempts to lure in foreign investment, only the British are really willing to invest into South African businesses.
-Nuclear power plants begin to be constructed, albeit slowly.
-The economy practically becomes a command economy by this stage, under control of the party.
-Propaganda is distributed, saying that the imperialists are closing in to destroy the country. The party enjoys a fair degree of support, especially as they hold the AIDS/HIV vaccines that are quickly wiping out the ailment inside the country.
-The rebels in the Congo are defeated, and it is established as a client state.

FascistUKFlag
Robbi - Britannia

-With a well drawn plan of 3 arrows in Paint.NET, the Inner Party decides to invade Ireland.
-Despite their plans to cut off communications, the Irish relay the message to the world that they are being invaded within the hour. The reasons is due to the internet, mobile telephones, radios and the such giving out the warning.
-Most of the Irish military is annihilated quickly by the combined forces of the British army, navy and airforce.
-No mercy is given. Any and all rebels are put to death or arrested and sent to camps. Many people try to flee the country beforehand but few escape, including former British refugees.
-Curfews are enacted, and fortification of Ireland begins soon after. Pockets of resistance flare up and then die down again.
-The last strongholds of the Irish lay in scattered areas in the interior of the country, where fighting has degenerated into guerrilla warfare.
-The blackshirts head into Ireland, and pretty soon a lot of dead leprechauns are found in the streets.
-The economy of both the Irish and the British are transformed into a command economy by this stage.
-The throne is abolished, making this the second Republic in British history. It is also just as fun to live in as the last one.
-The inner party has come to dominate the entirety of the ruling class and rich by this stage. The outer party comprises of the remainder of the educated, wealthy or administrators who now have begun to systematically rewrite history to fit in with party dogma.

SyriaFlag
vampiresrock - Syria

-Not much happens, if vampiresrock does not send in his next turn, he will be removed from the game.

SerbiaVariantFlag
Broguts - Serbia

-The Serbian military begins to systematically collapse and break into revolt under pressure from foreign powers.
-The existing government eventually loses all support, and is ousted from power in a coup d'etat.
-The new Serbian government arrests the former ruler, and sues for peace.

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Mr. Face - China

-The Chinese decide upon a new flag for the country, and also change the name to the “Republic of China”. Power has been wrested from the communists and China is effectively a democratic nation due to all the reforms.
-The TYPE 100 TANK, TYPE 58 ASSAULT RIFLE, J-22 FIGHTER JET, YANG CLASS SUBMARINE have now been developed to produce various prototypes that are now being tested in various uses and areas. If successful, mass production and distribution will be feasible by the start of 2015.
-A large fleet begins to be prepared for sailing over the Pacific. Flying training missions with J-11s and J-15s are also conducted as well.
-Funding to support North Korea is slashed, instead funneled into military development instead.
-As reforms to the economy and education system continue to proceed, experts and advisers are hired by the government to help smooth the transition of the country.
-The healthcare system is re-established along the lines of the NHS in Britain (although the old system, as the currently existing NHS practically serves only the inner party).
-Reforms to encourage free trade and to prevent large monopolies forming are brought in, and soon speculative bubbles begin to form as the economy surges ahead confidently.
-Russia is told to cool their tits.
-An economic deal is established with Sweden, hoping to improve economic and political relations.
-A massive political reform is undertaken, which oddly makes political parties illegal and makes candidates for voting to be independent. A separation of powers is also enacted and a constitution similar to the American one is written so as to prevent one branch of government becoming too powerful. All politicians also only have 2 terms max possible, which begins to get rid of career politicians.

UkraineFlag
Sega Saturn - Ukraine

-An air campaign against Serbia is announced, and the airforce mobilizes to help in the war of Serbian aggression. Serbian troops and artillery are attacked and are slowly driven back into Serbia.
-The Democratic Coalition is formed, with the members Ukraine, Moldova, Greece, and the Falkland Republic currently in it. Other nations are asked to join, such as Sweden who willing do so.
-Investment into Moldova is conducted, helping to strengthen ties between the countries. It is also touting Greece as a tourist destination through a viral campaign. Education is also funded as well.
-The state of emergency plan is enacted, allowing the state various powers in case of a emergency.

BrazilFlag
Phrawger - Brazil

-The growing military force is organized increasingly into tight, unified squads of soldiers, individual and group accomplishments are both rewarded well here.
-The new Japanese designed AA guns are imported and begin to be set up around the country to protect national airspace.
-Brazil offers Suriname and Guyana a mutual agreement and to build up their industry and infrastructure for them in exchange for a simple economic partnership. Both agree and Brazil’s growing wealth helps to bring both states into the Brazilian sphere of influence.
-Part of the military is sent into Mexico to help with breaking up the cartels there.
-Close economic ties with China and Japan allows Brazil to start investing into Paraguayan and Uruguayan businesses.
-The health care system begins to be revised, with most focus upon primary care so as to prevent overcrowding in the emergency rooms.

USAFlag
KriegsMar1ne - USA

-NASA's MAVEN probe arrives at Mars. They also conduct the first test flight of the Orion Spacecraft.
-As pressure is mounted by various LGBT groups, civil partnerships and gay marriages begin to be legalized in an increasing number of states. Around the same time, laws on drug possession or use are slowly getting less severe.
-Military bases worldwide are ordered to prepare for “imminent” attack.
-The military mobilizes, the soldiers are drugged up on propaganda and a lot of training, everybody is scared of the slightest hint of something.
-The senate collectively shits itself when the terror alert is increased to beyond critical.
-The Weyland corporation is founded, which makes stuff like pots and pans and things.
-More jobs are created, not too sure how.
-National pride is raised by the installation of propaganda posters everywhere.
-The minutemen group more or less has the shit kicked out of it by ten billion various government bodies. It is forced underground into hiding.
-A FFA license is required to own a fully automatic rifle, the procedures to get a FFA license are marginally increased and a detailed background check is undergone.
-Dissent rises spectacularly after this assault on freedom of speech and assembly is notified.
-As police funding rises to combat this, the police are now starting to get rid of a lot of crime as well as various forms of dissent.
-Don't look shifty or you're nicked.
-Despite all the preparation and such for an attack by somebody, nothing actually happens. Politicians quickly look for somebody to be held accountable.

JapanWarframeFlag
LobsterPastry - Japan

-JIMP is given non-weaponized armored transports and forces inside Brazil are sent to Syria for whatever reason.
-The embargo on the USA is lifted, and some lifeblood is returned to the islands of Japan.
-Coastal defense systems are now seeming to be stronger than ever, and making them stronger is seen to be a rather pointless endeavor.
-A national economic security fund is established, and a new season of Hetalia is released for people. As anime declines its one of the few ones left still going.
-A lane for supply trucks is established on highways, helping to streamline the movements of goods throughout the country somewhat.
-Japan offers to buy Papua New Guinea. The country then asks who they are buying it from. However, Papua New Guinea agrees to become a client state of Japan in return for economic aid to help develop infrastructure. Reforms on land are also forced through, much to the annoyance of the people.
-Research labs are relocated to Kojima Island, where developments into Robotics and nanotechnology can continue unhindered. Security teams patrol the research facilities to prevent funny business.
-Some of these robots show potential and feasible uses in agriculture.

FrancienFlag
Zillamaster55 - France

-Research is conducted into long range missiles that can strike at a considerable distance.
-The French marines is put on heightened alert and given training that is intended to make them equal and surpass their American counterparts.
-France begins to import more oil from Brazil and the Falklands to help makeup for the oil shortfall.
-Now, with British aggression growing out of control, France places an All Points Bulletin on Britain, locking down France's side of the channel.
-Old roads are torn up and replaced with new ones, with a focus on getting rid of cobbled roads for some reason. Infrastructure continues to expand to help meet the needs of the population.
-The French parliament starts to worry and passes new laws, putting in a 3 day waiting period for all British people who come into the country. Passports are checked, luggage looked through and groins felt up.

AustraliaFlag
Salricci - Australia

-Wanting to use their military, a portion of the military is donated to the UN peacekeeping forces.
-Australia happily accepts China's alliance offer.
-Investment into food production continues. GM crops are becoming a massive area, helping to boost productivity. However some people are opposed to the use of GM foods.
-An AIDS/HIV vaccine is developed in Australia, and is now undergoing testing.

IndiaFlag
Chernobyl426 - India

-Troops are sent to the borders of Bangladesh to monitor the flow of immigrants in and out of the area.
-Diplomatic relations with Pakistan continue to be gradually improved, along with Chile, whom they are hoping to open up trade with.
-Infrastructure is improved, with a focus into improving roads as the number of cars on the roads increase.

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Zambies! - Sweden

-The island of Gotland is attacked by multiple terrorist attacks, several dozen British nationals die in the process.
-In response, security around the royal family and other British nationals are increased extensively. Some assassins are caught, but does not reveal his employer.
-The Russian and American navies are blocked from passing through Baltic waters. They decide to pass through the Kiel canal in Germany instead and circumvent them entirely.
-Carl Gustaf visits Gotland Refugee camps, encouraging British refugees to set up farms and small villages while democracy campaigns continue.
-Investment into the Ruhr region in Germany is made, and the deal signed with Ford-Saab to produce aircraft is now producing prototypes.
-Robotic fabrication techniques are under way, along with research into how best to conduct space travel.
-Queen Elizabeth makes a speech to her people in Gotland, hoping to boost morale. She later dies this year of natural causes. Crowning her successor is difficult.

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StarToad - Minutemen

-The group forms itself into a political party, doing things legally, releasing tax returns and being very transparent towards the public.
-The group relies on the support of the lower and middle classes, and is starting to have a fair degree of success.
-The federal government decides to stamp out this group, and forces it underground. This results in a loss of power for the party, but the existing government of the US is now suffering severe criticism and destabilization for those actions.

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MountainWatcher - Greece

-The military budget is slashed immensely to help solve the money crisis.
-As Greece accepts the invitation for the Democratic League, they also criticize British policy as being a bit too harsh.
-To help stimulate the economy, investment is poured into tourism. Ukrainian help and the worldwide economy starting to recover helps gets the ball slowly rolling again.
-Golden Dawn shows support for the British for some reason, giving the Greek government a pretext to shut them down.
-Extremist parties are outlawed, similar to what is going on in Germany. This of course leads to major splits, and a number of people move to the more moderate parties. Some turn to underground revolutionary movements on the left and right.
-The Greek government promotes values of the ancient Greeks such as gentleness, culture, knowledge and buggery. This is despite the fact most modern Greeks share little with their ancient forebears.
-Philosophy and culture are encouraged in national media, but little pay attention as they struggle to pick up the remains of the shattered economy.
-Greeks are warned of the situation in Britain, and possible to avoid it, they increase the education budget.
-The European Union sees this turn of events to be rather positive, and things seem to be slowly back on track.

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Ruskie - Argentina

-The president, after seeing the Russian example of dealing with corruption, declares war on corruption himself. This of course involves declaring war on himself, and the country seems to be heading in a new direction now.
-All the remaining non-corrupt generals are called up to discuss needed military reforms, the one man that appeared set out a basic line of reforms along the Chinese system that would do splendidly.
-The government announces a 'Argentina first' policy, announcing to the population that it is more important to be internally prosperous and stable, then going after colonial ambitions and irredentism, pointing to Alsace-Lorraine as an example. It then gives up their core on the Falklands.
-Economic experts are also called in to see how best to manage the economy. She decides that reforms similar to what the Swedish, Russians and Chinese are doing would be wise.
-A trade agreement is opened with the Falkland isles, agreeing to each ports to each other and promising not to be nasty to each other.
-A campaign begins to make the government more transparent.

Turn 7: January to July 2015

Post link: http://facepunch.com/showthread.php?t=1199819&p=37074297&viewfull=1#post37074297
Turn tune: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIitNq1D5ow&feature=plcp

Events from January to July 2015:

-Although the economy has stopped from worsening (And in some areas is slowly improving) it is in a state of stagnation for the time being. The prices of oil and food, despite reforms and investments by various nations, still continues to slowly rise. Gold and silver prices have also risen, and the US dollar is slowly losing its place as a reserve currency. It's going to take a while to fix.
-Web 3.0 is now slowly getting popular, along with virtual reality. You have hyper-realistic furries fucking in second life now.
-Tigers, one of the most prominent among many animals, are now nearing extinction. So much so, there are more of them in captivity than in the wild.
-The 2015 millennium goals are due, China, India, Brazil, Thailand, Vietnam, Cuba, Honduras, Nicaragua, Ecuador and Ethiopia have made excellent progress on them. However, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Zimbabwe and Kenya have regressed in several areas such as child mortality.
-Despite setbacks, many of the goals are being, or have been fulfilled. Aids is seeing a steep decline, and many other diseases are now being tackled.
-The first phase of Masdar City - a $22 billion eco-project - is completed. This huge development is located outside of Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. Further development is slowed due to the economic recession however.
-The Universal Exposition is held in Milan. The main theme of the exposition is the future availability of food and water supplies and the state of nutrition and health in the years to come. New technology is on display, all with the aim of reducing poverty and famine around the world, as well as the spread of infectious diseases. A working prototype of a vertical farm is also presented as an alternative to traditional agriculture.
-The first lunar tourists, whom pay $150 million to orbit the moon, start to appear. However, the price puts off many.
-The first large-scale solar updraft towers are operational now.
-A new method of charging lithium-ion batteries has been perfected. This enables them to charge ten times faster and to last ten times as long. The technology is currently being implemented.
-Due to foreign intervention, many Southern African nations are becoming increasingly hostile to the outside as their economies are strangulated.
-The EU vote passes, and now if a legal case is in dispute in any EU country, it will go further up to the court of the EU, making it the final legal authority in the Union. Many basic laws are now starting to be reformed or written to adapt to this.

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ThePinkPanzer - Russia

-Development of the type 90 tank ends, switching instead to the type 100 model now being imported from abroad. The reason is probably because it has a bigger number.
-The Russian navy is sent to patrol the north sea, mainly to show the British the Russians intend on serious business. The portion of the navy at South Africa meanwhile begin systematic bombardment of the coastal defences, when the Africans return fire, the two nations are now effectively in a state of war.
-Special forces units manage to gain access to various African nations, and begin to wreak havoc on some of the trade moving in and out of South Africa. Convoys are stopped and dissolved. South Africa is increasingly being isolated.
-Some of spetsnatz is sent to China to allow for collaboration with the country in development of new military tactics and technologies.
-Russia condemns the USA clamping down upon freedom of speech, Russia is now hastily painting itself white.
-As Russia moves to the Type 100 tank, they decide to sell off the old ones. Some make their way through the black markets to various countries.
-A renovation of Moscow begins, starting with slums being pulled down and turned into affordable and safe housing. Factories are also being relocated further and further out into the country to allow an improvement in air quality. The new factories are also relatively automated compared to the old ones. Environmentalism is starting in Russia.
-With all this in mind, unemployment begins to decline as a building boom slowly picks up. -The land in Siberia is also becoming viable for agriculture, especially with new GM crops and various new technologies. As farms begin to set up here, the unemployed diffuse out to work in the farms, which are now actually starting to produce a surplus of food.

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HeavyGuy - Poland

-As Russia gets more serious in the South Africa blockade, the Polish navy receives intelligence it is being fired on by coastal guns. There is little choice but to retaliate, and the Polish navy in conjunction with the Russian start to ruin South African coasts.
-The Polish denounces the British invasion of Ireland to the world, and announces their support for the legal reforms to the European Union.
-Kbs wz. 2012 Beryl Assault Rifles begin to be given in small numbers to the Russian military for limited use to see if it is a viable weapon for the Russian miltary.
-Investment into Solar power begins, with solar panels now being gradually installed on the roofs of buildings. They work well during the summer. Not so much when it's cloudy.
-Some government offices are gradually decentralised.

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DainBramageStudios - Falklands

-The military is slowly becoming adept at warfare in cold conditions.
-"Cryptic" alertness level is maintained.
-These are bought in large numbers and supplied to the Falklands military for various uses.
-Exports of oil to the British are halted. The price of oil in the British isles rises a little.
-Citizenship is offered to the British residents of the Falklands and its various possessions, all of them agree to do so, and give up their former ties to the British isles in the process.
-The completion of a trilateral economic and political agreement between the Falklands, Argentina and Brazil is announced. Border controls between the countries are removed, and citizens of all 3 countries can move about, trade and find work across the 3 countries, without restrictions.
-Neighbours are asked to join. Suriname and Guiana do so along with Uruguay and Paraguay.
-Nanotechnology and optics have started to produce prototype mirrors that have the unique ability to be folded and is flexible to a certain degree. Further research would yield ones with greater flexibility and lower production costs.
-British English spelling is phased out. In an instant, the letter U loses a lot of popularity, and a greater deal of the language switches to using words derived of American origin rather than British origin.

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Satansick - South Africa

-Fortification attempts of the shores are brought to an end with the Russians starting to bombard their defences. When other navies begin to get involved, and with supplies getting tighter, the coastlines are starting to resemble rubble rather than sea defences.
-All men aged 17 to 25 are drafted for the army, as the country quickly prepares for military conflict.
-Tanzania, Malawi, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Mozambique are asked to join South Africa and form The Southern African Bantu Republic. Most of them refuse but a few are pressured into practically becoming puppets with threat of military force or the aids vaccine. The rest are slowly considering the union as being beneficial as the outside world strangles their economies.
-An invasion is then conducted of pretty much everyone bordering South Africa minus Zimbabwe, Botswana and Mozambique. Tinpot dictators start to buy fine china pots in preparation. Angola is invaded by the Congo.
-A lot of money and time is spent into developing mining and agriculture as the country strives to be self sufficient.
-With the war kicking off, South Africa and their various allies invade countries they don't like, using rather nasty methods of warfare, including the use of killer bees, which are dropped into various cities. They are horrifically damaging to morale, and help soften up the enemy before the shooting begins.
-Despite all these developments, its getting harder to bring things in. Foreign armies are now steadily tightening the noose around the seas and borders, stopping convoys and ships often. Supplies are low and the people are hungry.
-In response, supplies begin to be flown or smuggled in increasingly, and criminal activities flourish on the borders with various other states.
-People begin to be trained in guerilla warfare, and warned of the imperialists actions in the outside world.

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Robbi - Britannia

-The entire military is mobilised, making it the largest military force on earth, numbering in the millions.
-The entire island is put on full alert, quickly setting up more anti-air guns and maintaining defences along the coastlines.
-Sea mines begin to be planted throughout the Britannic Exclusive Economic zone. With fishing and other industries on a heavy decline, plus the lack of boats moving around, this final act seals off the waters around the country for good.
-More heavy bunkers and defences continue to be constructed, despite major cities slowly rotting away and suffering explosions randomly. These are blamed on enemy attacks.
-The British begin to slowly leave Ireland, taking care to not actually repair anything. They then start to forcibly ship all British people into Britain out of Ireland, and state “The Irish may have their north back”.
-In the cities of Britain, the invasion is touted as a great success in that it achieved the reunification of Ireland.
-The provisional Irish government is still deeply hostile, and is now picking up the shattered and ruined remains of the entire island. Even Northern Ireland is of little use, for the British took away anything of value with them.
-Various shipments of small arms begin to be sent to South Africa, and to avoid the ground patrols and naval ships, the British simply fly in.
-Short and abortive rebellions occur in Wales and Scotland, but are brutally crushed by the army.

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Mr. Face - China

-The countries navy begin to prepare for a large-scale conflict, packing onboard a large number of supplies and heading to French waters to hang around in the area. Despite an expected attack, the navy sees no action.
-After trade is improved with Russia, free enterprise is now finally open to all, marking China as now having transitioned completely from the old communist economy it used to have.
-China is now helping North Korea transition into a system similar to the Chinese one, and although it will take time, North Korea has a hopeful future.
-New regulations on factory pollution are gradually implemented, hoping to improve the horribly air and water quality in China as of present.
-New sources of power are now increasingly based off sustainable energy sources such as solar. Research is also conducted into improving or finding new sources of energy.
-The one child policy is rid of, but the population are still highly encouraged to have few children. Those that have any more children, tend to strive for one boy and one girl.
-Agriculture expands in order to help feed the growing population. The newest generation of farms are even semi-automated.

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Sega Saturn - Ukraine

-The production rights for Romanian IAR 99 light attack aircraft are bought, and an order for 30 of them are placed. Generally at the moment, there is a lot of focus into expansion and reformation of the air force, aided with technical advisers from China and Sweden.
-The Serbian government is pressured into adopting a political system that is reasonably democratic and isn't run by a nutter. The Democratic coalition is keeping a close eye on Serbia by drilling a hole in their bathroom wall and installing a webcam. The coalition includes the nations (Not mentioned last turn) Romania, Bulgaria and Croatia. Australia joined recently too.
-Aid is sent to Croatia, Moldova and eventually Serbia once they begin to implement reforms. -Subsidies are also given to electronics and manufacturing in the Ukraine as well.
-As discipline is tightened up in police departments, the government also tries to promote the Ukraine as a centre of art and culture by holding all sorts of festivals. Music made by machines automatically using mathematical algorithms are one of the things shown, and are getting popular.

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Phrawger - Brazil

-The completion of a trilateral economic and political agreement between the Falklands, Argentina and Brazil is announced. Border controls between the countries are removed, and citizens of all 3 countries can move about, trade and find work across the 3 countries, without restrictions.
-With the drug trade in Mexico starting to die down, the veterns of the conflict are now being sent into Colombia to help aid with the elimination of the drug trade there.
-As living conditions in Suriname and Guyana improve by investing in hospitals and small businesses, a better quality of life begins to develop in the region. The two countries are now under considerable control of Brazil, and have even begun to change their laws to match those of Brazil. Open borders and protection from Brazil is slowly seeing much of the independent government of both countries slowly become irrelevant.
-With an increase in prosperity, there is a 20% increase in tax rate among the top earners of the country. The money siphoned off is used mostly to develop the two border countries of Guiana and Suriname.
-To avoid a repeat of the 2008 banking crisis, banking regulations are strictly enforced, slightly annoying the banks who are under increased government jurisdiction.
-A program begins, encouraging government officials to be all bilingual and comfortable in both Portuguese and Spanish. This helps immensely in improving relations with neighbours.

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KriegsMar1ne - USA

-NASA's "Dawn" spacecraft arrives at the dwarf planet Ceres.
-The Gerald R. Ford-class is introduced. This new class of ship includes: increased automation, electromagnetic aircraft launch systems to replace previous steam mechanisms, increased stealth, a new type of nuclear reactor, high tech radar and flight control, as well as the ability to carry the new F-35 Lightning II fighter jet.
-The United States and South Korea dissolve the Combined Forces Command. South Korea now manages their own affairs, with the future looking hopeful as both Korea’s come closer together.
-The F-35 is being modified with upgraded Engines and a more sturdy yet stealthy duraframe. The upgraded Kesley Engine makes it faster than any US Airforce plane.
-A-10 Warthogs receive new Explosive tipped Wolfram/Dep Ura caseless rounds. This increases Armour piercing effectiveness by a substantial amount.
-M1A3 Abrams Tanks are now fitted with the EMP Blast Dispersement shields as a standard now.
-A new Anti Aircraft tank is being developed, it has Quad 20mm Long Range high altitude Cannons, And 8 Stinger ground to air Missiles, it is based on the M1A1 design previously used.
-Cruise missiles are starting to near or surpass Mach 4 velocities.
-A Small Division of US Marines are sent along with the Red Cross to help give relief to Ireland, The Marines are given Blue Helmets to mark themselves as peace keepers and comply to NATO Rules of Peace keeping, helping to aid the Irish and to restore a degree of order to the ruined land.
-Funding into NASA is slowly increased, with the hopes of prompting more space exploration.
-The USA embargoes South Africa again, unsure if they had given the order before or not.
-In a desperate search for fuel, areas of land once closed off for natural reserves are reopened for oil drilling or uranium mining. There are many protesting this, but it helps slow down inflation as the prices of fuel and food are affected.
-Water shortages are starting to become a mild concern in the USA, especially in the Midwest where the soil is now drying out.
-Food production in the USA reaches a peak, and from this point on, agricultural output is starting to see a slow decline as drought, soil infertility and rising economic problems see farms suffer. There is a debate between using corn for fuel, syrup or food.
-To prevent civil unrest, the army is deployed to various cities with the police to manage the people. As funding pours into the police they manage to start reducing violent crime. To prevent disloyalty, soldiers from one part of the country are deployed in another rather than in their local area.
-The Senate has a big meeting on how to stop people getting mad. They offer contradictory advice, but generally appealing to the increasing power of Generation X and the recent influx of Latin immigrants to a greater degree than before may be successful.

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LobsterPastry - Japan

-Japan pulls out of Syria, and begins to downsize JIMP.
-Japan begins to prepare their Olympic team for the 2016 Olympics in Brazil. They seem mad keen on it.
-A trade embargo is now in place on South Africa.
-Companies are now beginning to test models of the Civil Function Robotics developed by the Japanese government in Kojima island.
-Education subsidies in Papua New Guinea are now increased, and they also allow unimpeded sanction for Papua New Guinea's tribes and their cultures.
-Investment into metal refining and agriculture proceeds, and semi-automated farms are now starting to appear.
-The government is now encouraging people to reuse things instead of recycling them. This becomes a problem when various objects cannot be repaired.
-Inspired by traditional flatboats, a new type of stealth craft begins development by the Japanese navy.
-Work on robotics and nanotechnology is yielding machinery that finds it possible to allow farming to be semi-automated.

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Zillamaster55 - France

-The French become increasingly hostile towards the British, demanding that if they leave their own waters the French will give them 3 hours to leave before war is declared. The British respond by filling their own waters with sea mines.
-The French air-force meanwhile is on a constant patrol of the airspace of the country, and tell the British to not think about entering French airspace either.
-The French proceed to then send an aircraft into Britain to drop leaflets, telling refugees that they may flee to France if need be. The plane is shot down for violating British airspace.
-The French embargo Britain entirely, ending the traditional booze cruise done by the British for good.
-Infrastructure is the target of improvement this year, the plan this year being rather general in scope.
-France starts to ask Sweden if they can help to maintain European security. The French abstain in the EU vote this year.

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Salricci - Australia

-Australia joins the democratic coalition, and joins in an alliance with the Greeks.
-Australia begins investment into producing a new battle tank,It's current name is the TYPE 130.
-Trade begins with Greece, and tourism to the country is encouraged by the Australian government.
-Investment by both government and private investors is also helping to get the Greek economy moving.

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Chernobyl426 - India

-The navy is sent out to patrol the eastern waters of India, mostly to clamp down on black market activities with regards to the sale of firearms and the prevalence of pirates.
-Pakistan is offered precious gems to show a sign of friendliness between the two nations, relations improve somewhat as a result.
-Bangladesh is offered greater integration into India, being offered economic aid and a cut in prostitution rates. Bangladesh accepts a degree of political and economic integration as a result.
-Most economic development occurs in the eastern area of India, mostly in order to influence Bangladesh.

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Zambies! - Sweden

-Hearing of the situation in Ireland, existing blockades are quickly dissolved and the Swedish military (including all branches) quickly move to Ireland as soon as the British leave.
-Military forces in the Balkans are demobilised and brought back to Sweden. Security is stepped up in Gotland in response to the terror attacks.
-Sweden condemns Britannia for their horrid acts against the Irish, and then ask the Irish for basing rights and to set up basic humanitarian aid. The Irish hastily accept this deal.
-Ties between Germany and Sweden gets stronger, and Germany is now starting to ask Sweden to switch to the Euro currency.
-A day of mourning is in effect for the people of Ireland now.
-The Sami people are given greater autonomy, despite their thinning numbers. A palatial home is constructed for the British king in exile, who has a temporary government residing in Gotland.
-Existing residents of Gotland are getting agitated by the increasing British culture within the island.

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StarToad - Minutemen

-The party begins to hire security guards in order to protect offices.
-Attempts to get politicians into various government offices slowly begins.
-Campaigns by the party begin, focusing on how he tried to stamp the group out, and how he continues to proliferate increasingly militaristic styles.
-A manifesto is published by the party.
-The party is appealing to small business owners and to various rich CEOS as much as possible, although progress is still somewhat limited.

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MountainWatcher - Greece

-Britain is told again they are being dickheads, this message is promptly ignored.
-Trade and alliance agreements are accepted with Australia. Relations are also improved with their neighbour Turkey.
-Tourism industries begin to gradually build up in Greece, and overseas companies are set up with the intention to encourage people to come to Greece.
-Greek literature begins to be translated and published abroad in large numbers, the books receiving a degree of success.
-Factories that produce goods which use memresistors begin to be set up, with the intention for export. As Greece begins to focus into this area, it gives a boost to their economy and to memresistor usage.
-A bill to pass gay marriage is passed without too much difficulty encountered.
-The merchant fleet begins to expand as the demand for ships to move goods is increasing.
-Corrupt politicians begin to be weeded out in the Argentinian style. The two economic advisers left start to enact various reforms, but one of them is demoted for hoarding all the officer cubicles in order to construct a fort.

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Ruskie - Argentina

-The completion of a trilateral economic and political agreement between the Falklands, Argentina and Brazil is announced. Border controls between the countries are removed, and citizens of all 3 countries can move about, trade and find work across the 3 countries, without restrictions.
-The Argentine government continues to clamp down on corruption in the military, the number of generals having doubled, they both start to import various officers from China, and ex Chinese officers.
-The Argentine government follows the advice of the generals and officers and begins reforming along the lines of the Chinese.
-The Argentinian government decides it wants to be friendly with everybody, and begins a diplomatic offensive bent on improving relations with the entire continent of South America. This includes the Falklands, with whom they have a trading treaty now.
-The Argentine government follows the advice of the economic expert and begins to implement various new reforms. Renewable energy sources begin to be subsidised and expanded upon, whilst old slums are pulled down and replaced with new constructions. Factories are now being built as nearly-automated things outside of the cities, and regulations on pollution sees water and air quality improve.
-Railways and roads begin a general repair, refurbishment and expansion, and farms are also seeing higher productivity slowly.
-The Argentine government Research & Development Department begins researching three items;
--The first item, a drug that improves and strengthens the immune system.
--The second item, a prototype for a hovering object.
--The third item, a prototype for self-lacing shoes.
-With a decent amount of investment into R&D, a prototype of the latter two can be expected by the end of year. The drug will take a bit longer, but hopes are high.

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kamikaze470 - Oman

-The obsolete M60 Patton is now being slowly phased out in favour of the 30 AMX-56s' received from France.
-Crewmen begin training with the new models almost immediately.
-Oman breaks their alliance with the USA, and tells them to leave Oman by the end of 2017.
-To reduce unemployment, investment into the gas industries begins, although Oman recently reached peak oil production, limiting the number of employed.
-The Monarchy passes new political reforms, as the sultanate's powers over the state is reduced, which now puts the prime minister as chief of state and head of government.
-The private sector begins to grow, encouraged by the government. The lack of a diverse economy hampers this immensely though along with general economic stagnation.

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Glorbo - Israel

-All Israeli Merkava 4 tanks are now being outfitted with Trophy APS, the date for completion is hoped to be soon.
-Israel also soon receives its first shipments of the F-35 lightning, and works towards integrating it into their airforce.
-Military alertness is usual, with small isolated cases of engagement with Palestinian militia. The "Tal Law" is reformed, and now requires that Ultra-Orthodox Jews be drafted. This causes a fair degree of resentment amongst this portion of the population.
-Relations with most neighbours have been generally static, although with Egypt they are starting to see a slow decline, and with Iran there is currently at a small cold war. Iran blames Israel for attempting to assassinate Iranian scientists and stirring up trouble in the country.
-Israel maintains good relations with the United States, slowly improving those with China, and naturally denouncing the British as being utter dicks.
-Settlements in the West Bank are now paused as Israel and the Palestinian Authority sign bilateral trade agreements, it is hoped that tensions will cool down over time.
-Practically nothing is done with regards to economic investment, reform or management. The economy suffers from stagnation as a result, especially as inflation kicks in and and general economic activity worldwide is sluggish.
-The government states that the Jewish Ultra-Orthodox and Muslim population rise from 8% and 17% respectively to 9% and 18%. This statement is completely detached from reality.

Turn 8: July to December 2015

Post link: http://facepunch.com/showthread.php?t=1199819&p=37291397&viewfull=1#post37291397
Turn tune: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xILU6SZY28s&feature=plcp

Events from July to December 2015:

-3D printing is now a mainstream consumer product, although costly initially, prices are declining rapidly. Users can download new items and configurations from the web too, allowing the production of anything made from nylon powder.
-Having fallen considerably in cost, organic light-emitting diodes (OLED) are appearing in a wide variety of devices.
-LED lamps dominate the commercial and domestic lighting markets.
-10 nanometre chips enter mass production.
-LifeSaver bottles are in widespread use. The "LifeSaver Bottle" filters water-borne pathogens, using holes just 15 nanometers across, to prevent even the smallest viruses (25 nanometers across) getting through, and eliminating the need for chemicals to treat the water.
-Due to rising sea levels, the inhabitants of the Carteret Islands in Papua New Guinea have been forced to abandon their homelands.
-Ireland is now starting to see a massive population decline, due to both war and foreign powers trying to evacuate the island. The population has now dropped to the same as it was in 1750.
-15 Jaws movies are made this year, all of them horribly received.

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ThePinkPanzer - Russia

-New cloning technology has enabled the woolly mammoth - extinct for 5,000 years - to be brought back to life. Tissue samples are taken from a mammoth frozen in permafrost. The nuclei of a viable cell is then inserted into the egg cell of a female African elephant, which can act as a surrogate mother. Following a 600-day gestation period, the baby woolly mammoth is born.
-The mammoth is affectionately named “Manny”, but unfortunately dies in December as the result of birth defects. This does not stop the Russian scientists from continuing.
-Russia decides to invade South Africa, dressing up in biohazard suits and being quite wary of the South African weapons. The invasion is hampered extremely by many bunkers and positions being occupied by the South African army, and the bombing of the Russians with killer bees and chemical weapons does much to dampen their spirits.
-The Russians push slightly inland, but the extreme militarised state of the country combined with their willingness to use cruel weapons means the Russians take terrible losses.
-Russia puts a complete blockade on South Africa, by land, sea and air. Planes from neighbouring African countries are shot down in the process, worsening already tense relations.
-The Irish receive Russian help with the establishment of a small military base in the country, with the intention to ward off the British.
-Russian agents are caught snooping around in Britain, and are promptly kicked out.
-The Irish are offered to be evacuated in case of another British attack, but the vast majority of the population refuse or are reluctant to move.
-Russians are encouraged to buy from local producers to encourage small businesses, however this move doesn't exactly work out, and the smaller producers continue to decline, especially as automated checkouts are becoming popular.
-To help reduce unemployment and poverty, the government starts a program whereby the homeless are hired to renovate old housing, cleaning up graffiti, rubbish and the such. They then subsequently move into said houses. Living standards are slowly improving.
-To combat racial problems, anti-racism programs kick off in primary education so as to help reduce future problems.
-Gay marriage is made legal, although the move is quite unpopular amongst the people, with protests occurring often.

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HeavyGuy - Poland

-Helping the Russians, the Polish also begin a similar attack on South Africa, and carry out much of the same strategies. Heavy losses are also taken, but the South African government is losing control of the coasts.
-Production of the PL-1 Main Battle Tank begins in Poland, and some manage to start appearing in the South African campaign too.
-Designs for the Kbs. wz. Beryl 2012 Assault Rifle is sent to Russia, where the rifle begins to be integrated into the Russian military.
-The Polish also assist the Russians in Ireland, although few people are evacuated from the island.
-A backup emergency services number is created, that number being "0118 999 881 999 119 7253", the ambulance crews are now also tending to have better looking drivers now too.
-The military budget is increased by a rather hefty 10%, and pretty soon a lot of tanks and assault rifles are now being mass produced by the Polish.

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DainBramageStudios - Falklands

-The ambassadors work hard to keep adding countries to the union, and pretty soon due to diplomatic or economic pressure, the entirety of South America have now joined.
-The Swedish launch a curiosity from their space centre, a small satellite called the Second Sun Orbiter, which was built by the Falklands.
-The purpose of the satellite is to create a "second Sun" over Antarctica, specifically, the Sun's radiation is focused onto Shackletown and its surrounding areas, raising the daytime temperature to Scandinavian levels. The satellite's polar orbit results in a quasi-normal 24-hour day/night cycle, where the "Sun" rises in the South and sets in the North, alongside the ordinary Sun's 6 month long days and nights. The mirrors can be finely focused with an accuracy to within 10 metres, allowing for channels to be cut into the ice so that meltwater can be safely siphoned off rather than flood the town. Additionally, the meltwater can be gathered into reservoirs, for later use in irrigation.
-Engineers, farmers and geologists head to Shackletown, and begin to work upon extension of the settlement and the establishment of greenhouses to grow food inside. Bizarre all this seems, the plan amazingly works and the population in Shackletown begins to climb.
-Various environmental groups begin to seriously complain about this, warning that this would severely damage the local Antarctic environment, speed up ice loss, and worst of all, encourages further human settlement.
-The discovery of minerals nearby Shackletown prompts several mining companies to line up for contracts.
-With the British having lost authority over their Antarctic territories, they more or less are now under Falklands administration, whom have risen the permanent population by several hundred.
-Dain even provided a nice MS paint illustration.

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Satansick - South Africa

-The country goes full peanuts and starts to use heavy artillery to attack all coastal enemies. A few Russian, Polish and Chinese ships are heavily damaged, but the invasion forces the artillery to move inland.
-The country quickly works to start producing nuclear weapons, utilizing technology from older bombs that had been dismantled in the late 1980s and recent developments. A few nuclear bombs are eventually built, although they are not especially powerful and have little means of delivery.
-Work on the navy comes to an end once the main shipyards are seized. Several other shipyards are also captured or destroyed.
-Fortifications are being constantly set up everywhere, making the invasion very difficult to say the least. However it sucks up massive amounts of economic output in the process.
-Congo is more or less forced into integration with South Africa, creating a new political entity called the Bantu republic. Neighbors are given aids vaccines and are asked to help aid in the war against outside imperialists. As the foreign powers strangle Africa and destroy it, they start to involve themselves more in the war. Some support the Bantu Republic, whilst others are opposed. Particularly the ones being invaded are opposed to it.
-Livestock slaughter begins as the amount of food to feed them dwindles. The remaining food is given to people, but agricultural output is falling due to the war.
-Education becomes little more than a way to give children propaganda, but quality is declining as more effort is put into the war. Teenagers are now being pulled from school to wield rifles.
-Movement of air traffic ends once the Chinese and Russians decimate the airforce.
-With massive areas of land lost, the country is now losing much of their war capacity.

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Robbi - Britannia

-Random British Nationals continue to mysteriously die worldwide, and eventually it leaks out that a mossad-type group in employ of the Britannia ministry of love is causing it. The massive number of deaths and heavy investigation by all countries has resulted in this.
-A large number of the military is demobilized due to a lack of war, and the rest is reserved to crush any uprisings.
-AA-guns continue to be built everywhere, anticipating the arrival of hostile aircraft. A seagull is shot down by an excited gunner as a result.
-The Channel Tunnel is bombed by the government, resulting in a small whirlpool in the middle of the channel that is filmed by the French as a novelty.
-Giant bunkers and tunnel complexes continue to grow downwards, and the inner party slowly vanishes from the public sphere to become troglodytes.
-The party declares the Russian war of aggression against South Africa to be illegal. The Russians claim it to be a war of South African containment.
-Iceland tells the British to fuck off with their Icesave payment plan.
-The party denounces the Israeli treatment of the native Arab/Palestinian population.
-Shipments to South Africa continue until Russians start shooting down their planes.
-It turns out some sea mines have been replaced with fakes, and a couple of trade ships pop in and out to do various activities, mostly black market ones.
-Automated farms begin to be set up in order to improve agricultural output. Self sufficiency for the British begins to gradually increase, although living standards do not, as most output goes to the Inner party, and then the outer party.
-The channel tunnel is bombed again, this specified twice by the inner party.

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Mr. Face - China

-The Chinese navy leaves patrol of the British waters.
-Working with the Polish and Russians, China decides to invade South Africa.
-The Chinese 50th and 81st Airborne are dropped behind lines, and proceed to wreck local infrastructure and prevent reinforcements. Unfortunately, shortly before the main forces arrive, they are shelled heavily and have killer bees dropped on them, decimating the paratroopers.
-The next morning, heavy air bombardment begins, and soon after, the Yang submarines shoot missiles at chemical stores and factories.
-A full scale invasion then begins, the Chinese invasion having been conducted with the fewest losses and greatest gains made by a foreign power in the area.
-The Chinese begin humanitarian operations in Ireland, offering to evacuate the population. Despite this, a good portion of the population still chooses to remain.
-A system is introduced asking people annually ideas on how to improve China. People suggest a greater focus into environmental protection.
-The Chinese government acts to reduce their carbon footprint by cracking down on polluting factories. The problem however is that industrial output is slowly starting to decline with the slow increase in regulations.
-Funding of the Chinese gymnastics and swimming teams is increased, mostly in order to make other countries look bad in various sports.
-The US Congress is condemned for passing unconstitutional laws that inhibit American freedom of speech, to which a lot of diplomatic waffle goes on before the issue is eventually forgotten.
-The Chinese constitution is rewritten to reflect a version closer to the Falklands or USAs one. It would write one based off the old British one, but the Chinese minister was informed that British did not have an actual constitution.

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Sega Saturn - Ukraine

-The Ukraine sends military forces to Ireland and Sweden, to help in various humanitarian operations and presumably defense.
-The Democratic Coalition will officially welcome Sweden and Poland as members, making the circle-jerk bigger and better. Serbia also joins, in return for economic aid to help at rebuilding their country.
-In response to rumors about British weaponry, the Ukrainian military begins a frenzy of activity, hoping to develop suitable countermeasures to whatever those dastardly Brits come up with.
-A competition is also now held, to determine the best design for an 80-story skyscraper in Kiev.
-Yulia Tymoshenko (leader of opposition coalition to President Viktor Yanukovych) is released from prison early, although her role in politics by this stage has vastly diminished.

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Phrawger - Brazil

-Brazil sends the navy and some military forces to Ireland, helping with various humanitarian activities and to help evacuate people.
-The army/navy begins to gradually mobilize, in preparation for any future conflict with the British or South Africans.
-Trade barriers between Brazil, Suriname, and Guiana are completely abolished. The heavy Brazilian influence, military protection and various other activities have rendered much of the hallmarks of an independent state irrelevant, and both nations decide to give up independence in favor of annexation by Brazil.
-Further investment is poured into the production of food, mostly with regards to semi-automation of farms and ensuring good infrastructure is in place to supply the food.
-Brazil declares itself a formal world power, and argues that Ireland, as a Catholic nation, should receive Catholic support. Increasing secularization renders this point little more than symbolic.
-Brazil begins to broadcast on the news to prepare in case of future war, showing late night reruns of patriotic movies, and all pornography now must have the national anthem playing in the background.

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KriegsMar1ne - USA

-Gay rights are making progress in the USA, along with many other countries around the world. The number of Americans supporting gay marriage has now overtaken those against.
-New Horizons arrives at Pluto.
-Dawn arrives at Ceres.
-Voyager I enters the heliopause.
-US debt has continued to climb, reaching $20 trillion.

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LobsterPastry - Japan

-Coastal defenses by this stage are fucking terrifying. A lot of money has been wasted on them though, and people can't stop complaining about how many hospitals or starving Africans it could have been spent on.
-Japan is also providing help in Irish evacuation and humanitarianism.
-Results of robotics testing are in! It is discovered that a new line of robots is able to learn on the job, and can theoretically automate the entirety of farming.
-One robot is a pack mule that has a gun mounted on it. The robot is controlled remotely, but is a very useful advance, as it can take objects from A to B in a warzone, and can even resist a good few knocks and bombs.
-Another advance is that any intercontinental missiles can be pinpointed, and a computer network in conjunction with satellites is being developed in order to build and maintain such a system.
-Domestic and military manufacturers instantly snap up the new designs released, and begin to mass produce or even improve them. The intention is international shipping.
-A device which can deactivate nuclear missile is now under development.
-The population is now starting to decline at a steadily increasing rate again, as birth rates continue to fall. Many minority groups are still pissed that after 4 generations they can't be called Japanese citizens.

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Zillamaster55 - France

-France stays neutral with regards to conflicts, but maintains constant presence and vigilance over the English Channel, hoping to spot any British bastards coming over to buy cheap wine.
-Talks over ending the euro in France begin, and the country is now taking into decision whenever or not to introduce the franc and even leave the European Union. The EU is hastily arguing that such a move would be catastrophic.
-The French are however pleased that the British have left Ireland, and even left behind Northern Ireland. The Irish aren't so happy.
-French lawmakers sign the "Fair Payment Law" into office, a law that states all employees must be paid on performance, not rank or seniority. This is a rather vague law to say the least, and whilst having good intentions, it doesn't actually do as much as intended.
-Infrastructure improvements are now coming to a near end, but plans for future expansion are always upon the horizon, especially as the world continues to modernize.

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Salricci - Australia

-Military advisers head on over to Greece, to help them with their military problem of “Not being as good as other countries”.
-Loads of Irish people emigrate to Australia, partly on the basis that everybody was evacuating them to here for some reason. Australia even sends ships up to Ireland along with aid, goading the Irish on to leave their land of potatoes and to go down under.
-Australia sends troops into South Africa after the Russians, helping them to secure the country.
-As investment into agriculture increases, a large number of the semi-automated farms are now starting to export fair amounts of wheat.
-Australia joins the security council, and feels very proud at having achieved that.
-The HIV/AIDS vaccine is found to be successful enough for widespread deployment, and is now started to be distributed amongst the people, and other countries are now clamoring to get the vaccine for themselves.

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Chernobyl426 - India

-The military begins considerable investment, after India gets a little scared of South Africa and Britannia.
-To cut down on piracy, the navy begins to patrol the coastal islands, including the Maldives.
-The Maldives government in exile asks India if it can be admitted to India, in return for help with the development of floating islands.
-Ambassadors head to Bhutan and Nepal, asking them to discuss ways on improving tourism in their nations.
-Bangladesh is offered full military protection, in return for closer ties economically and politically, with Bangladesh seeming to accept the proposal well.
-A treaty is signed with Pakistan, giving them and India joint control of administration of Kashmir, relations start to finally show large signs of improvement, although some Indian nationals complain about this move as it being too much a concession to Pakistan.
-Agriculture begins large investment into, and although they have less semi-automated farms, yields are showing improvement, and infrastructure for distributing it is also improving.

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Zambies! - Sweden

-The Swedish military gets all panicky, and patrols Irish land, seas and skies. They glare at the British, and go around deactivating landmines.
-A polite (but firm) reply is sent to Germany, telling them they do not wish to see further integration within the European Union for the time being.
-The Irish army begins to be retrained and rebuilt with Swedish help, and an alliance is signed with the government as well, which has now only just just began to rebuild the country.
-Stronger links with the Falklands are forged when the first parts of the “Viking” space station are assembled and flown into space. Further investment also results in the Swedish space center developing a sizable town around it.
-Aircraft production continues, with the entire airforce expected to be updated to the existing standard fairly soon.
-The British arrivals on Gotland are offered benefits if they are to move into the Southern half of the island instead of residing all over it. This very quickly results in the British population (About 30,000) becoming a majority in the south, and have now begun to heavily influence the island.

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StarToad - Minutemen

-Not much has been happening with the Minutemen.

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MountainWatcher - Greece

-Minus various foreign interactions, not much happens in Greece during these months.

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Ruskie - Argentina

-The Argentine government continues to clamp down on corruption in the military, and soon enough it is actually getting to be a pretty respectable force now. A general however is caught having embezzled funds to pay for his crippling Cuban cigar habit.
-The Argentine government continues to reform the military along the lines of the Chinese, the military shovel of the Chinese is especially popular. One military adviser suggests importing Japanese robots.
-The Argentine government asks its military experts to compile a report on the current status of the airforce and the navy, to which they respond that further investment into the airforce, new weapons and robots might be a good choice.
-The Argentine government focuses its diplomatic efforts on Chile, Bolivia, Paraguay and Uruguay. The existing cold relations that used to be a more prominent factor is starting to thaw considerably now, with borders becoming slightly looser and trade controls starting to be reduced. Argentina also begins a state sponsored investment project, in which Argentinians are encouraged to start up new businesses in those states.
-Infrastructure development bodies are setup, with the intention of going to improve infrastructure in neighboring states.
-Further economic reforms are reduced, with a good focus on free market enterprise but also maintaining welfare, national insurance and healthcare, along with lessening the disturbingly large gap between the poor and rich.
-As business taxes are lowered, whilst a bit less revenue is coming in, it does encourage foreign companies (such as those in the neighboring states) to start investing into Argentinian infrastructure and businesses.
-The Argentine government Research & Development Department continue researching three items;
--The first item, a drug that Improves and strengthens the Immune system. The drug is slowly under development, and not expected for a decent length of time.
--The second item, a prototype for a hovering object, is it invented, and a researcher builds it into a novelty flying skateboard. It crashes however after a while as the design is rather unstable.
--The third item, a prototype for self-lacing shoes, which become commercially viable (only after somebodies foot was strangled first) and begin to be sold to consumers. It is mostly a novelty item.

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kamikaze470 - Oman

-Military exercises now begin, taking into account of recent developments in technology, strategy and the such. There is general emphasis on combined arms doctrine across all military branches.
-Engineers begin to look into enhanced oil recovery techniques, and find that “fracking” is a viable method of squeezing ever more drops of oil out of the earth. Oil production starts to climb again, albeit slowly.
-Foreign workers begin to be slowly weeded out of the workforce, and jobs are slowly allocated to the native population instead. Most job creation is in public work projects, and from increasing tourism.
-Censorship begins to slowly decline as controls on the press is slightly loosened. The papers are free to print a few more indirect references to the government. Newspapers are still in decline, and the law affects mostly online news sources.
-The cabinet begins to be reformed, with corrupt officials being kicked out, or subjected to public trials for various crimes and dismissals. Public confidence in the government is slowly rising as hated government ministers lose their jobs.

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Glorbo - Israel

-Israel starts to decrease active operations in Iran, Iran is understandably still annoyed that they did so in the first place.
-The INS Tannin, INS Tekumah and INS Livyathan are patrolling the edges of Israel's territorial waters and are on high alert.
-The IDF decides to bomb places in Gaza for shits and giggles. When criticized, they respond that militants had been shooting at them.
-The military is put on higher alert than usual, partly because of stuff going on in Britannia.
-Israel requests Britannia to allow its Jewish citizens immigration to Israel. No response is received, and later a ship sent over to evacuate Jewish citizens is sunk by a coastal gun, on orders of Britannian politician Emmanuel Goldstein.
-Natural gas production from the Tamar Gas Field begins. The field is estimated to contain a probable 275 billion cubic meters (9.7 trillion cubic feet) of natural gas.
-The Israeli government decides to perform several small economic reforms, including minor increases in taxation on high income earners and the lowering of the previously extremely high taxes on imported goods.
-The first David's Sling interceptor batteries are being deployed.

Turn 9: January to July 2016

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Events from January to July 2016:

-Under Purchasing Power Parity (PPP), China's economy expanded to $19 trillion in 2016, making it the largest economy in the world.
-Apple Inc. achieves a market capitalisation of one trillion dollars. Although it is the second company in the world to do so, their growth has considerably declined due to both the recession of the preceding years and death of Steve Jobs.
-The Juno probe arrives at Jupiter, studying the gas giant and collecting information on it.
-Complex agricultural robots are now being widely deployed on farms in first world countries, mostly by the wealthy or the state. These first true automated farms are costly, but prices are slowly declining with time.
-The introduction of the robots is controversial however, as it continues to worsen unemployment by reducing demand on labour by a significant amount.
-Movements to decrease the working week are getting stronger, partly to help alleviate unemployment and increase leisure time.
-First trialled in 2010, laser weapons are now in use by a number of warships as part of their short-range defence. "Solid state" 32-megawatt beams of directed energy can be fired to a distance of more than two miles, hitting a target moving at over 300mph.
-Holographic Versatile Disc (HVD) supersedes Blu-Ray, these disks have a capacity of 1 TB, but their life span looks unpromisingly short as they are already fiercely competing with solid state devices. It's the end of the line for disks as storage.
-New drug delivery methods are now becoming extremely feasible around this time, and the next decade shows signs of being able to treat diseases such as Alzheimers, Parkinsons, brain tumours and other neurological conditions.
-Falling costs mean that the average onshore wind farm is now competitive with natural gas-fired power generation.
-Industry and trade around the North Pole region is starting to grow now that the northern passages are often most of the time now.
-Atlantic and Pacific species of marine life are now starting to visit each respective ocean through the north now as the ice thins.
-Telecommunications companies are starting to navigate the North sea, in order to find good areas to lay fibre optic cables.
-Large protests begin to grow in cities as economic pressures and the troubles in South Africa fuel civil unrest.
-The European Union calls for a general reform, making it so that all member states must use the Euro as their currency.
-The old regime in Greece loses the next election.

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ThePinkPanzer - Russia

-Orbital Technologies, a Russian company, launches a space hotel for tourists. Costly as hell, its helping to get a few lucky people into space.
-Russia decides to stop fucking around in the war of South African containment and fire bombs are launched into the areas the Chinese para-drops failed in. Heavy artillery are now being extensively used to shell an area until nothing survives. Aircraft are also carpet bombing South African positions.
-The Spetsnaz launch an all out attack on the north of the country, aided by a large number of paratroopers.
-Prisoners of war are executed if discovered to be holding positions of leadership.
-The war, whilst having almost utterly eradicated the South African state, has resulted in millions of people dead and displaced. Protests in the major streets of Russia and other countries involved in the conflict arise due to the heavy handed use of force.
-Occupied areas are suffering a large degree of racial tensions once more, attacks by the native population on occupying soldiers and vice versa are common.
-A new artillery cannon that can hit targets about 25 miles away is developed with the Polish.
-The type 100 tank is developed by the Russian army into the Zhukov main battle tank, which is now being produced by Russian only manufacturers.
-The Polish rifle is now the standard infantry weapon for the Russian army, and all the old weapons and munitions, some of which date from the years of the Soviet Union, are being phased out.
-Protesters are striking, or even blockading the entrances to various factories and government buildings. The enactment of further rights to the LGBT community, cruelties committed in South Africa and various other problems perceived to be the governments fault being the cause.
-President Reziniki and President Komorowski have a highly video taped game of golf together, putting on smiles and such, they then have prepared debates and discussions about things like the economy and war in order to make themselves look better to their people and to cause the Polish and Russians to stop hating each other. A joint declaration of friendship between the two nations is made after the diplomatic misson.
-Russia tells the USA to stop cracking down on civil rights, and the two grey kettles glare at each other.
-The nuclear disablement program is cancelled and is replaced by one to instead recycle the nuclear weapons. These are turned into nuclear reactors and sold to Poland and India for large amounts of money. There is also a demand forced that uranium mining in Russia must be reduced, although nuclear engineers point out that the supply of uranium from nuclear weapons is limited.
-Russia begins to become more isolationist and protectionist. Many trade policies are now favouring Russian only enterprises, causing foreign investment to decline.
-Coal and natural gas plants begin to slowly shut down as more nuclear plants open up. Protesters understandably appear, annoyed that Russia isn't considering alternate sources such as water, wind or solar.
-Gay rights is made part of the school curriculum, in order to combat homophobia. The church complains.
-Cancer research is heavily invested into, with the intention of helping create new methods of treating it. One method was found to permanently kill cancerous cells in a rats tail.
-As the cities are renovated, a new type of paint that repels most fluids is introduced to slowly paint buildings with. Somewhat costly, it makes graffiti and dirt/grime a thing of the past.
-Landmines begin to be removed in the Chechen lands.
-A major investment into the Maldives is made, to help with their goal of making floating islands.
-Work begins to trying to resurrect more animals. The mammoths are now living at least 6 months long.

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HeavyGuy - Poland

-The Polish army pushes into the Southwest of South Africa, supplied well with gear to withstand killer bees and chemical weapons. Their much more liberal policies with regards to the war means that very few protesters are annoyed about the Polish intervention.
-The Polish are now sharing a good deal of their military research with the Russians, the result being an improvement overall in both armies.
-Taxes are raised slightly, partly in order to pay the Russians for the installation of 3 nuclear reactors in Poland. Polands energy problems are alleviated by this, and carbon emissions begin to decline.
-A Polish government minister accidentally spills coffee inside the government building, staining a carpet and practically ruining it.

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DainBramageStudios - Falklands

-The Falklands declares the territorial claims of all other nations invalid, and annexes the entirety of Antarctica and its coastal waters, instantly becoming the second largest country on earth by land mass.
-The British sign a treaty, giving them joint use of the continent with the Falklands.
-Protests begin worldwide, and to a lesser extent in the Falklands at how two countries simply annexed the continent.
-Existing colonies on the continent continue to grow, and as more satellites head up to warm up land for human use, the ice begins to slowly melt.

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Satansick - South Africa

-The assault into Namibia and Botswana ends, and the available troops are forced to be recalled back to help push out the invasion in the south (Or at least delay it.)
-Warfare quickly begins to morph into terror and ambush based tactics, mostly ambushing foreign positions, poisoning their water supplies and even releasing killer bees in civilian areas. Massive discontent occurs in areas where the lack of water purifiers and killer bees are harming the population.
-With the loss of the coasts, all naval work is now more or less halted.
-Mercenaries and Militia are beginning to be used to form battalions in the military, as the original military is now massively reduced in number.
-Nuclear ICBMs are slowly being built, but as the available resources to the nation declines as the war worsens for ICBM production.
-Pretty much all African nations that are allied with or loosely connected to South Africa are now devoting their military resources to attacking the foreign invasion, most of it fuelled by fears that the new superpowers will turn them into colonies. They will only surrender when South Africa does.
-Industrial equipment begins to be literally picked up and carried away or underground, to stop air and ground attacks upon their equipment.
-The government begins to slowly go underground as the war forces them to do so.

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Robbi - Britannia

-The British declare that any ships in their waters not authorised to do so is to be given a warning shot, and then sunk.
-Trade begins to slowly increase with Britain as foreign sanctions loosen up a bit, especially with the Falklands.
-Defences continue to be built upon, the leaders seemingly less paranoid than usual.
-The leadership announces that Britain is purely defensive, and any attack upon them will result in an all out war with radiating consequences.
-The treaty signed with the Falklands gives both nations use of Antarctica, although Britannia states that they will bring no arms to Antarctica. Instead they send a lot of scientists.
-Robots begin to be imported or built in large numbers, with the intention being to start heavy automation of many laborious tasks.
-Vertical farms begin to be constructed, to help lessen dependence upon foreign food. Robots are also employed here, and at considerable expense, the worlds first fully automated vertical farms now exist.
-Research into nuclear, solar, wind and water power speeds up, as the government is looking to search for new methods of energy production.
-A lot of foreign spies are executed as usual, with the citizens given good rewards for helping to tattle on potential spies.
-Aircraft fly over the isle of Man, and they are attacked by British aircraft, to which the Swedish engage back and fire at the British.
-The Swedish aircraft are shot down by AA-guns, and the Swedish navy mobilises to attack the Holy Loch naval base.
-The Swedish navy bombs the base, and some of their ships are sunk in retaliation by the British navy, coastal defences and airforce.
-The Swedish and British navies are now in open engagement in British home waters.
-The next stage of the dead man handle plan comes into fruition, with a high altitude nuclear strike on Malmö and Stockholm.

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Mr. Face - China

-China continues the invasion as usual, heavily bombarding suspected munitions and weapon factories.
-Trade with Russia declines after a new set of trade policies are put in place, with heavy focus on monitoring the trade. The number of T-100 tanks being sold to Russia is cut in half in the process too.
-China says it will accept nothing less than unconditional surrender from South Africa.
-AIDS/HIV vaccines are stolen from South Africa, and with help from the knowledge published by Australian scientists, China is able to start a massive vaccination program intent on eradication of the virus for good.
-The five year plan for environmental cleanup, marked by increased taxes on polluters, the revenue spent on environmental cleanup and caps put on energy use, is nearing completion. This has been the largest environmental cleanup in human history to date, and has stemmed the worst excesses of pollution. However, it will take many more years for China to transition into a true green economy.

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Sega Saturn - Ukraine

-The army stationed in Ireland helps to start rebuild the country, with army medics helping to rebuild the backbone of the Irish healthcare service.
-The Ukraine offers to annex Moldova, and under some pressure by the Ukraine and various Moldavian ministers who are pro-Ukraine, the country is annexed. Some protests pop up however and the Ukraine gains 8 prestige and 2 infamy as a result.
-Ireland joins the Democratic coalition.
-Serbia, Croatia, and Bulgaria meet at a Conference for Peace and Security aimed at establishing a more permanent peace in southeastern Europe. The solution proposed by the delegation is the creation of a new federal government over the governments of those three nations, managed and funded by the Democratic Coalition. The military of each member state would be rolled into a larger federal military which would be inter-commanded by Coalition member states such as Ukraine, Sweden, and Australia, ensuring that war and ethnic cleansing would never be possible again.
-A new currency known as the Kredyt would be introduced. The Kredyt's value would be guaranteed by a fixed exchange rate for the Ukranian Hryvnia. This would effectively create a new nation known as the Kharkiv Federation. Entry for any nation to join the federation would be dependent on that country's possession of a Kredyt mint, which is approved by Ukraine and a majority of Federation nations, followed by a referendum within the nation. This means countries can use the Kredyt without being paart of the Federation, if they prefer that.
-So far, only the Ukraine and Moldova during integration have adopted the new currency.
-This is rather difficult to implement however, as this conflicts with the European Unions hopes for a more integrated Europe, and as a number of those nations are already within the EU, pro-Ukraine and pro-Eu factions emerge within those states.
-The Ukraine begins to put aside money for investment into industry, and begins to help with the building up of infrastructure in Eastern Europe. The government wants to turn things around.
-Ukraine adopts the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as the constitution of the Ukraine.

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Phrawger - Brazil

-Rio de Janeiro is the first city in South America to host the Olympic Games. The considerable expense on the games and impressive displays put on by all countries helps to rise Brazil into the spotlight. Their international prestige is now very clear to all the countries of the world.

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KriegsMar1ne - USA

-Reforms by the old Obama administration from half a decade ago are starting to show their worth. The fuel economies of automobiles has improved to an average of 34 MPG. Long term costs and carbon emissions are slowly declining as a result gradually.
-The military remains in Ireland with the Ukrainians, helping the Irish to rebuild the shattered remains of their country.
-The X-M8 Assault riffle now called the M8 finishes distribution to the US Troops.
-The M1A3 Abrams Finishes Distribution. The M1A1 is completely Replaced by the M1A2, With the M1A3 taking the place that the M1A2 filled -The work of combusting particles to make EMP blasts is carried out at Groom Lake military base.
-The Existing M1A1 Tanks and M60 Patton tanks are stripped of all Advanced EMP Rocket shields and any other nonstandard advanced technological advances.
-DEFCON is lowered to 3 Due to Russian Threats on China.
-The USA improves relations with Germany and Canada, asking both to help further scientific research with regards to military weapons, strategies and tactics.
-Magnetically Accelerated Cannons have finished distribution to the navy and have replaced the Autocannon that is use on Cruisers and Destroyers.
-Strict new Military Training procedures take place. The Marines use More effective beach landing procedures and the other branches receive Elite training according to their branch.
-M1A1 and M60 Patton tanks are sold off as military excess, mostly to countries with semi-outdated military hardware.
-The USA declares that Britannia is not the legitimate government of the British people, and embargoes the country.
-Oil rigs are opened up in Pacific oil fields to help alleviate peak oil.
-The President Dick Richardson is elected and makes numerous addresses to the people promising to improve the state that the US is in, and how hard times lead to greater times.
-As military spending increases and becomes more prominent within America, people are demanding socio-economic reforms. Some of the most prominent are demands for improved healthcare, education, reduction of wealth disparities and reduction of military spending.
-Gay rights continues to advance in America, with more and more states now legalising same-sex marriages and reclassifying mental illnesses as now accepted norms of human sexuality.

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Zillamaster55 - France

-The 2016 European Football Championship is hosted by France. This year, the tournament is expanded in size from 16 to 24 teams, following a plan unanimously agreed by senior officials of all 53 UEFA member nations.
-French ships in the channel are ordered to stand down. Cuts to military spending are also enacted as the threat of war breaking out reduces slightly. Recruits whom have passed basic training are no longer needed, and are discharged with a small tax bonus.
-The XL8 Long Range Rocket is still under research, and results are looking hopeful for a feasible design and deployment within the French military soon.
-Sanctions on the British are slightly loosened, although a good deal of trade and movement of people is still banned by the French government.
-More oil is slowly bought by the French government from the Falklands, in order to help with fuelling naval ships too small to have a nuclear reactor on board.
-Trade and relations with Spain improves, and borders with the country are slowly loosened to help foster greater cooperation between both states.
-The French government abandons plans to return to the Franc, although the government does look into implementing it for former French colonies as a international currency.
-Laws on restricting firearms to citizens are relaxed. Now, all citizens above the age of 21 are allowed to own a rifle that has a barrel over 30cm, and those above the age of 25 are allowed to own handguns. All of them, however, are only bolt-action or semi-automatic, and restrictions on how many can be sold or for what price still apply.

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Salricci - Australia

-Australia imports some of the robots of Japan to use in their military, and various reforms are passed focusing on improvement of the existing military by following a “quality > quantity” pattern. Many less competent soldiers are honourably dischargered.
-A good portion of the Australian military now uses robotic and semi-robotic hardware and highly trained professionals.
-Australia signs a Non-aggression pact with India, and asks Russia if they can help provide their research findings on resurrection of former life forms, most notably dinosaurs. A featherless chicken with teeth is the closest one can get so far.
-Some money is put into environmental protection, with the intention of protecting the countries famous forests and animals from environmental degradation and harmful human activities.
-Australia begins to distribute the AIDS/HIV Vaccine worldwide in order to combat the prevalence of the disease and to successfully wipe it out. After 6 months, most first world nations are now utilising the vaccine.

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Chernobyl426 - India

-The navy starts to patrol the East African coast, mostly Somalia in order to both combat piracy and to catch any fleeing South African war criminals.
-Tiger populations in the wild are too low to allow for breeding, effectively making the species functionally extinct.
-Investment in the military begins to slowly take up less of the government budget, and money starts to flow to other government sectors.
-The Mozambique government is offered protection in case of any nuclear weapons being launched at Mozambique, with the government officials being offered asylum in case of a nuclear attack.
-A massive economic protect begins to invest into Dhaka, the run down capital of Bangladesh in order to make it an impressive city.
-Anybody who does not believe the peace with Pakistan as good is now given the chance to go to the shared providence of Kashmir to live. Only a few people take up the offer.
-A city shared between Pakistan and India is now under construction in Kashmir, with a good focus on preventing tensions from arising.
-Despite their work, there is still a lot of conflict in the area on a localised scale, usually along the more extremist religious groups.
-The Maldives are annexed by India, and people return to start resettling the area in floating islands.

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Zambies! - Sweden

-The Swedish continue to maintain a military presence in Ireland, shipping over Nuclear/Biological/Chemical defence equipment in case of further attack by the British.
-A token battalion of Military Police is sent to the Chinese Occupation Zone of South Africa.
-Aircraft fly over the isle of Man, and they are attacked by British aircraft, to which the Swedish engage back and fire at the British.
-The Swedish aircraft are shot down by AA-guns, and the Swedish navy mobilises to attack the Holy Loch naval base.
-The Swedish navy bombs the base, and some of their ships are sunk in retaliation by the British navy, coastal defences and airforce.
-The Swedish and British navies are now in open engagement in British home waters.
-The Nordic Consul countries to work together to form a unified armed forces. The model would work with the commander of the armed forces being elected from five candidates from the NC nations, which are Iceland, Finland, Norway, Denmark and Sweden. Estonia is still depressed at being left out.
-Stockholm and Malmö are both hit by an high altitude nuclear strike, fired by the British. The only damage is that to electronics due to the EMP. This sends Sweden into crisis as much of their electrical infrastructure is damaged.
-The first astronauts are trained and sent up into space to the Viking Space Station, which has a large number of modules attached that allow sufficient habitation for human life.
-Investment into the Falklands continues, mostly as a by-product of the space program.

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StarToad - Minutemen

-The group continues to secure funding, especially as popular dissent against the government rises.
-In order to educate Voters on how they should vote. This idea of good voting being that you know about the Canidates, what they support, what they dont support, the people they obtain Lobbying money from, etc. -They also provide sources for everything from the low level politicians to the President himself. The idea is to teach people about Politicians, and to get them smarter in knowing who they vote for. Minutemen Politicians are also not exempt from this. If any bias is found, the educator is terminated.
-The above does very little, and only a few lower level honest politicians are in support of the party.
-The group constantly bangs on about how public debt continues to skyrocket and how military spending is always on the rise. They gain a fair deal of support.
-There is however a lot of opposition, with the government in power informing people about the few cases of corruption and dishonesty amongst the minutemen and undermining their power base through various strategies, most of which involve the Democrats and Republicans sometimes working together to prevent the emergence of the third party.
-A census conducted reveals that about 3% of the American population support the Minutemen.

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Ruskie - Argentina

-The Argentine government continues to clamp down on corruption in the military, and by this stage has reached a degree of corruption that is normal and manageable amongst most nations. The latest case was a man caught stealing pens from a recruiting office he worked at.
-The Argentine government continues to modernize and reform the military along the lines of the Chinese. The old American hardware being sold on the market is readily bought up and implemented into the military, with some of it improved upon or developed into further new designs.
-The Argentine government take the advice of the experts and begins to modernize and reform the air force and the navy, with implementation of short range laser weaponry on ships and increased use of semi-robotic and robotic hardware in the navies and airforce. Most of the focus on the army is slowly shifted into these more often ignored fields.
-The Argentinian government now has superb relations with Chile, Bolivia, Paraguay and Uruguay, with increasing integration of those countries economies and general improvement of trade and border controls.
-The Argentine government continues to implement reforms along the lines of the Swedish, Russians and Chinese. Pretty soon, city centres are starting to resemble the nice looking Moscow, and environmental standards are gradually being set for Argentinians to meet.
-Infrastructure continues to improve, with slowly increasing numbers of hybrids and electric appearing on the roads and railways utilising bullet trains resembling French and Japanese models.
-The Argentinian government sets aside part of their budget for R&D, focusing into the 4 projects mainly:

  1. A new fighter Jet, Called the Guerrero Principal argentino 2018 [Shortened to GPA-2018] Designed by taking the F-22 and the Sukhoi Su-47 and making some abomination.
  2. A new MBT, Called 'Tanque de batalla principal argentino 2018, shortened to TDPA-2018. Designed by copying the strengths of the M1A2 Abrams, the Challenger 2 & the Merkava Mk.IV
  3. A new Battle rifle, Called the Rifle de batalla argentino 2018, shortened to RBA-2018. Designed by taking the Tavor Tar-21, Turning it into a modular platform, and by improving reliability.
  4. A active protection system called the Defensa duro argentino 2018, shortened to DDA-2018. Designed by copying the Iron Fist/Trophy active protection system and slapping a new label on it.


-The drug for helping the immune system is found to work in a variety of clinical trials, and is now being used by a small number of the population to help cope with various ailments.
-The hovering object device will require a lot more development, given that very few end uses are thought of for the technology to be implemented into, and the considerable expense in production of it.

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kamikaze470 - Oman

-The AMX-56 main gun is now outfitted with an 150mm gun to replace the 120mm, now designated as AMX-56 GAU.
-AMX-56 GAUs are now outfitted with EuroPowerPack diesel engines, along with externally mounted APUs (auxiliary powered unit).
-Trial runs begin with the new tank models, and prove to be sufficiently successful for active use.
-Assistance is sought from Yemen and the UAE on the railway project, but both countries decline due to having a host of internal problems.
-Oman sets up a diplomatic deal (Treaty of Muscat) with France, in which France will sell Oman FAMAs assault rifles, SA 342 Gazelle helicopters, Deassault Mirage 2000 jets and 5.56x45mm NATO rounds.
-In return, Oman will sell the French oil.
-An international tourism campaign begins, promoting tourism in Oman in order to help the economy.
-The national railway project continues, aided by when the government banishes the former Sultan from the country and seizes all his assets.
-Censorship of the newspapers is lessened, and subsidies are given to the newspapers to help them publish things. Unfortunately, newspapers are on the decline as the internet becomes a easier source of news from, often less biased.
-Civil unrest rises a bit as a large number of these recent reforms have annoyed the conservative classes, whom are voicing their dissent.
-The age for universal suffrage is reduced from 21 to 18, including members of the military, which has the effect of notably changing the balance of power in favour of policies the younger tend to support.

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Glorbo - Israel

-After the ship sent to Britannia is sunk, the Israeli foreign minister gets sad. The government's open military stance, however, is still that of non-intervention.
-The APS system "Iron Fist" enters production and is in active service on a select few Merkava tanks.
-Funds are being allocated to research futuristic Electric Reactive Armor, and although a few trial tests show that the idea is possible, it will take a very long time for the idea to become feasible.
-Relations with the USA are maintained as usual, with more diplomatic activity going on in China to help improve relations.
-With the elections around the corner, the government is proposing various left-wing economic reforms aimed at improvement of the Israeli economy.
-The labour party is now in power after the elections, and begins to gradually implement the promised reforms.
-Various other ministers are pushing for legalisation of marijuana, or a greater use of force with regards to Britannia.
-Conservatives begin a small backlash as the economic reforms begin in come in, with some taking to open protest.

Turn 10: July to December 2016

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Events from July to December 2016:

-A compound found to prevent UV damage to biological life is synthesized in sufficient quantities. Once tested with skin, it is found to prevent sunburn, and is soon developed into pill form. It is now possible to take pills that prevent sunburn.
-The i5K project to sequence the genomes of 5,000 insect and related arthropod species is completed. It aims to identify the vulnerable regions of insect DNA, which could then be targeted with pesticides and other treatments. -The world's largest suspension bridge - the Strait of Messina Bridge - is completed this year, connecting Sicily with mainland Italy for the first time. Some 3.3 km in length and 60m wide, the bridge is supported by two 382m pillars.
-After 20 years of construction, the first trains are now running through the Gotthard Base Tunnel in Switzerland. With a route length of over 57 km (35 mi) and a total of 152 km (94 mi) of tunnels, shafts and passages, it is the world's longest rail tunnel.
-By this date, the country of Iceland has joined the ranks of the EU member nations. Turkey is still trying to join, although this will take many more years.
-The EU currency reform is passed, but amusingly, the countries which gave the edge in the “yes” vote leave the European Union immediately after.
-As nations begin to more forcibly assert influence over Antarctica, increasing media attention criticizes these moves, comparing it to the scramble for Africa of the 19th century.
-Oil prices worldwide (excepting those part of the Eurasian League, in which the opposite occurs) are starting to rise to shockingly high levels. The prices of staple foods are also rising.
-Many governments are now calling upon town mayors, regional ministers and the such to enact “The war plan”. They are hastily improvising continuance of government shelters and doing emergency precautions.
-Most of these governments are also locking down on borders and passing states of emergency, although these are seen to be temporary measures.
-The worldwide economy collapses into a massive depression, as investor confidence plummets and trade begins to shut down as states close borders.
-Switzerland abandons the Swiss Franc and switches to the Euro. It has yet to join the EU however.
-The old regime in the Falklands loses the next election, and the conservative party takes office.
-In Brazil, the opposition party gets into power, and sets about steering the country through the tough times ahead as issues such as environmental degradation, industrialization, wealth disparity and other issues are now being tackled.

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ThePinkPanzer - Russia

-Large television screens begin to be erected in South African urban centers, offering people information and encouraging them to follow the martial laws currently in force.
-Captured officials who refuse to surrender are executed. The KGB is working very hard to flush them out, and to encourage their armies to desert.
-South Africans wishing for asylum are granted it in Russia, and soon a couple of ships dart back and forth shipping them to Russia. They take up a variety of jobs, mostly government issued ones with regards to running basic infrastructure and sanitation in the cities.
-The Trud Battalion is created, if any soldier is found breaking code he is sent there, if he breaks military code again he faces prison. They are sent to work on cleaning up the streets of Russia and giving aid to the homeless.
-Russian soldiers found mistreating locals are forcibly removed and sent home to the Trud battalion, a move seen as rather unpopular amongst men who are seen to be war heroes.
-With the Chinese leaving, many of the Russians come under sustained attack and pressure in South Africa, halting or even reversing their gains.
-A portion of the military is sent to Antarctica to set up some military bases, intent on showing the Falklanders and British that they wish to stake their own claims.
-Kazakhstan, Georgia, Turkey, Belarus, Poland, Lithuania, Finland, Latvia, Estonia, Mongolia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Cyprus, Iran, Venezuela, Hungary, Syria, Latvia, Uzbekistan, Poland, Croatia, Australia, Iran, Canada and Norway are all contacted by the Russian government for future talks of possible economic integration. Existing members of the EU, excepting Poland and Croatia, decline, citing they remain loyal to the European Union. The rest show interest of varying degrees, especially after they receive oil shipments. The rest join the Eurasian league, excepting Georgia, Turkey and Iran.
-Prices of government owned land in Siberia is slashed massively to encourage development in these areas. A lot of the land is quickly bought up by developers for future use, but only some are starting to develop up the land there due to the initial remoteness. Warming weather, the permafrost thawing and forests marching north are starting to see development gradually increase however.
-A protectionist policy is gradually implemented, in which oil is increasingly only sold to Russian companies or Russian allies. Whilst this has an effect of dropping oil prices in these areas and slowing the adoption of alternate energy sources, it has the opposite effect on the rest of the world.
-A new progressive taxation system is implemented, aimed at strengthening the slowly growing middle class.
-Protests against the increasing adoption of gay rights have reached their peak, and have begun to slowly wind down.
-Large television screens begin to be mounted in public areas to give out news and broadcast various other things.
-Protests are allowed to be held on Red Square, but the police is kept on hand to prevent damage to buildings. Although there are minor scuffles, it seems as though the improving conditions means that the violence of the past seems to be dissipating.
-The smaller cities in Russia begin to be slowly modeled after Moscow, with the streets and houses slowly being cleaned, repaired, and improved.
-Looking for ways to develop Siberia, oil drilling and collection of various natural gases is commenced, despite concerns over potential environmental damage.
-More dead bodies of extinct animals begin to be collected and have DNA samples taken of them. The remaining wild Tiger population is also captured in Russia, and whilst samples are taken of their DNA, they have become extinct in the wild.
-The secret service starts to expand.
-Nuclear drills begin to be held, and soviet bunkers begin to be expanded and improved in case of nuclear attack.

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HeavyGuy - Poland

-As the war winds down as the South African government loses control, artillery bombardment is used on the last remaining strongholds loyal to government forces.
-The Chinese leaving does not affect Poland too greatly however.
-The newly completed PL-1 Main Battle Tank enters service in South Africa, and is being integrated into the military.
-2 hurtful letters are sent to the South African government, both reading (with exact spelling mistakes): "dear souf afriac, we poland think you are smely fart. love poloand."
-Back home, the Polish government puts new things on the agenda. The sejm votes to leave the Democratic coalition, and votes in support of the financial reform of the European Union. Shortly after the reform is passed, they leave the European Union.
-The government also starts talks with the same states that Russia is, showing interest in greater political and economic cooperation with these countries in the form of the Eurasian League.
-Minus reforms and policies that are increasingly in line with those of the European League, little is done in terms of economic policy these months, instead leaving things be or letting the EL do it.
-A loud noise is heard all across Poland, spooking the population, as well as it being heard in Germany, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. It is later revealed that the noise was a man who farted incredibly loudly. He was arrested later after a sound complaint was filed.
-Kbs wz. Beryl 2012 Assault Rifles are now being exported to Australia.
-The carpet ruined by the coffee spill is replaced with a new one.
-The back-up emergency service number "0118 999 881 999 119 7253" gets a catchy jingle that is broadcast on Polish television, helping the population to memorize the number. The average breast size of females in ambulance crews also increases from a C cup to D cup in light of new policies.
-A big check is made to look for any spies snooping around the country, and they are flushed out, arrested, and either kicked out the country or jailed.

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Satansick - South Africa

-As the situation is getting increasingly desperate the use of guerrilla warfare is now a main part of tactics as the country has all but collapsed. Most of the army is retreating to the last areas to regroup, and attack any weak spots whittled down due to partisans.
-All hard and soft drugs are now legalized and are beginning to be produced underground so the military can be supplied with stimulants such as ecstasy and cocaine, this has a catastrophic effect as many of the drugs are produced poorly in wartime conditions, leading to serious medical complications and worse. The drug use is withdrawn and eventually drug production is sold abroad to help fund the military.
-With industrial production having effectively collapsed, most production of goods have moved into cottage industries or underground. The declining quality of materials and lack of machine tools leads to weaponry breaking down and having non-standard parts spare. Very often vehicles, railway lines, telecommunications cables and existing weapons and machinery are cannibalized.
-The breakdown of the government leads to a situation where the military branch of the defunct South African government are trying to perpetuate their own existence for as long as possible.
-Women and children are drafted for the war effort, and rations decline further. The collapse in order has led to situations where children are forced out at gunpoint to hold off Russian attacks.
-The army is now deserting and collapsing on all fronts en masse, a recent attempted coup was held by a portion of the army, demanding that the country sue for peace.
-The sudden Chinese removal however causes a massive boost in morale, and this is quickly exploited by the government as an example of having won the war against China. Attacks on the Russians intensify.
-The government recaptures several areas, including a few ports.

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Robbi - Britannia

-With the multiple embargoes worldwide, economic growth in Britannia, along with the acquirement of resources is incredibly slow and sluggish.
-The military is on full alert, prepared for any kind of nuclear, chemical or biological war breaking out.
-The submarines of the navy are sent out, uneasily keeping a truce with the Swedish.
-Anti-missile defense measures are put in place, to prevent against ICBMs coming to Britannia.
-The government announces that "Any further hostilities against Britannia will result in nuclear war. We just avoided that, let's not repeat the same mistake again."
-Stockpiles of canned food and water begin to be prepared. Streets begin to be cleared along with other unnecessary rubbish to prevent nuclear fallout.
-The inner party begins to gradually move underground. The steady preparation for war means that much of the old government can exist underground, even with a devastated above ground situation.
-Vertical farms begin to be built in increasing numbers throughout cities. Rations are still low however due to much of the excess being turned into preserved food for stockpiling.
-Robots begin to be set up for automation in case of loss of manpower. Backup communications begin to be implemented.
-The outer party starts to slowly move underground with the new bunker expansions and inner party having finished their preparations.
-Some proles begin to whitewash their houses and windows in case of nuclear attack.

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Mr. Face - China

-The war in South Africa ends with the Chinese government declaring relations with the Russians to be far too damaged. The pull out by the Chinese causes a vacuum that results in multiple groups fighting for control in former occupied zones, one of which is the South African government.
-All former treaties with Russia are cancelled, and borders between Russia and China are locked down. A full trade embargo is placed on Russia and Poland as well, causing critical economic degeneration in all 3 nations.
-Carbon sequestration is now under research by the Chinese government. There are plans to develop poles with carbon sequestration devices in them alongside busy roads and industrial centers, in which they will reduce pollution and help slow climate change.
-Polls are held amongst the people for ideas on policies to follow. People start to demand decreased maximum working hours and safety regulations , in line with the west.
-Allies and friends of China now embargo Britannia, and send token forces to South Africa to assist in occupation of the country.
-China demands the British pay the Swedish reparations for their use of nuclear weapons.
-China begins to send aid missions to Sweden, in which the two cities hit by the EMP blasts have been crippled for several months.
-Environmental clean-up continues, and some companies are starting to slow down their excessive growth as tighter regulations come into force preventing them from pouring toxic chemicals into the local river.
-Investment in nuclear energy as well as solar and wind energy is steadily increased, whilst companies that use non-renewable energy sources are starting to see gradual tax increases.
-China begins to export more coal, oil and gas abroad as it becomes more profitable to sell fuel instead of converting it into electricity.
-Research into thorium for use in nuclear reactors is started, with experimental reactors starting construction.

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Sega Saturn - Ukraine

-Ukraine purchases the United State's reserves of M1A1 Abrams tanks. They are renamed "T-AU Malinovsky."
-Ukraine begins a full mobilization of the army in response to potential dangers.
-Production switches from consumer goods to wartime production, as the nation gears itself up in case of military conflict.
-The new president of Ukraine gives a speech about the mobilization, citing recent events as indisputable proof that democracy is threatened in Europe, but insists that Ukraine and its allies will stay neutral unless fired upon, and will not assist allies who break this rule of neutrality.
-Ukraine holds national elections and Ivan Kryrylenko of the All-Ukrainian Union is elected the new president, signaling a change of party control.
-Moldova finishes integration into the Ukraine.

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KriegsMar1ne - USA

-The East Side Access subway extension opens in New York. This major project connects Grand Central Station in Manhattan to the Long Island Rail Road, via underground tunnels.
-The Red Cross is sent to Sweden, Giving food and water aid to the Swedish populace. The Red Cross is accompanied by the US 3rd Mountain Division for security. The US 3rd Mountain assists in distribution.
-Development of plasma weapons are now underway.
-The US declares that any remaining hostilities from the UK or Sweden will result in the US taking action.
-Efforts to improve the quality of the education is taken, although a lot of people are annoyed at the reforms being too socialistic or secular.
-The education reforms are predicted to be completed by 2019.
-These reforms are specifically new ways to teach, such as new ideas on how to go about teaching children as well as hiring more teachers and lowering class sizes.
-The children are also taught in school from a young age that honor and loyalty are some of the most important things in life, as well as loyalty to the federal government. These reforms come under severe criticism by libertarians and the republicans, who argue that the education system is indoctrinating people.
-Due to the Russian oil embargo, the situation worsens exponentially. Prices of food, fuel and basic necessities skyrocket, causing most people to spill onto the streets in anger. The drying Midwest does not help.
-Political rallies and protests grow to some of their biggest in the history of the United States.
-At once such protest in Boston, several soldiers are caught trapped in the historic section of the town, and are forced to fire upon protesters. The uproar causes many across the country to believe that the government system the United States is based upon is either fundamentally flawed or has been corrupted, added further fuel to the protests.
-Shooting begins when an army detachment demands a occupying group leave a gun store. A shot from an undetermined source is fired, and the troops respond in kind. The army establishes martial law and shoots anybody who trespasses in Washington.
-Dallas, Los Angeles and Tallahassee are occupied by the party, who are now declaring an open revolution against the government.

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Zillamaster55 - France

-Although most of the new army recruits have been disbanded, any remaining cadets or privates are immediately sent to the nearest base to begin ‘RDA’ (Readied Deployment Aggression), in case of an attack from Britannia.
-XL8 Long Range Missiles finish completion, and are now placed on the channel, aimed strategically at the British coastline and London, with their 2,500 pound payload; they pose a severe threat to anyone within their 1500 foot blast radius.
-Employees stationed at nuclear silos are now on high-alert, ready to insert their keys and press “The Button” as tensions arise worldwide.
-“The People’s Defensive Army”, a militia of able-bodied men who are ready to fight for their country, but have not/cannot join the military, are recruited and stationed in various cities.
-A total blockade is placed on Britannia, any ships, be they civilian or military, are immediately sunk once they pass through the massive locked zone without identifying themselves and being searched extensively. British ships that pass through the zone will be deemed hostile, and sunk without warning.
-Britannia is now deemed an enemy of the state. All British diplomats or ambassadors are immediately ousted, lest they face military imprisonment or even extradition to the US or Ireland.
-As relations with Oman improve, talks for a new wing of the French foreign legion in Oman are raised.
-Channel Towns are now placed under curfew that starts at 10:30 PM and ends at 6:15 AM. Curfew breakers are swiftly arrested and punished with severe fines.
-SAM AA Missile Launchers are set up strategically all over France, with many of them focused in Paris. Searchlights continue to scan the skies at night, alongside aerial radar and patrol planes.
-Taxes on the upper classes are decreased, with a further subsidy put into French agriculture, much to the annoyance of other EU members.
-Government information leaflets are given out, along with most television and radio programming dedicated to propaganda and on what to do in war.
-French political activists burst out in fury at this squashing of personal freedoms, holding massive rallies, and blocking motorways with lorries. Shops are looted and shootings start to rise.

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Salricci - Australia

-The Polish rifles are imported from Poland and the government begins to implement them into the Australian military.
-Australia leaves the Democratic Coalition and enters the Eurasian League, invited by Russia. Australia also tells the Falklands to fuck off and give back Antarctica to the people who originally claimed it.
-The economy takes a turn for isolationism, trading only with Russia, Poland and Croatia exclusively. This causes the Australian economy to effectively collapse, incidents of black market smuggling to rapidly increase and many being annoyed by the fact only products from Russia, Poland and Croatia can be bought.
-Cancer research begins to be shared with Russia, hoping to achieve a breakthrough in cancer treatments. Research into renewable energy sources is also conducted as well.
-A few Irish people are sent back to Ireland under their wishes, but a lot more use it as an excuse to immigrate to more open countries such as Brazil, India and Argentina.

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Chernobyl426 - India

-At a time of worldwide crisis, India doesn't give a shit. They pull the navy back to the waters of India to attempt to stop anybody from smuggling in weapons or drug shipments. The military is also on standby, letting troops take a day off every two weeks to go home and see their families from the small recruitment camps.
-Immigration to India from unstable countries, or those preparing for war is now increasing rapidly.
-In an attempt to prevent the tiger dying out, work is now commenced on reserves where the tiger can roam freely, but until work finishes, they remain in zoos for the time being.
-Diplomats sent to Bangladesh help negotiate a series of treaties which will see Dhaka become a new city, built up and prepared for future problems. Similar work is already being done on Mumbai.
-Infrastructure is still a major issue in India, but now the infrastructure is gradually getting better.
-Education begins to be more heavily invested into, with a focus on giving children schooling on par with that offered in the European Union.
-Work with Nepal is being conducted to help them develop their tourism industry in the area.
-As Russian influence permeates into southern Asia, a number of countries are starting to look to India to halt this turn of events.
-The British Royal family asks the Indian government to take them in if possible.

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Zambies! - Sweden

-The military is kept on high alert, and some is tasked with helping to rebuild the shattered infrastructure hit by the EMP blasts.
-After news of the plasma gun reaches the Swedish, they begin to develop one of their own.
-The economy is mobilized into a war economy, with the government stating that the increasingly harsher measures being taken or enacted are only “precautionary”.
-The Swedish government asks if the British Royal Family wish to move to a commonwealth nation. They choose India.
-As the space station expands, 6 more astronauts are now in training. Sweden is also hoping to get a man on the moon by 2022.
-A ceasefire is signed with Britannia, but the Swedish warn against further attack.
-The Nordic Consul and Germany are asked how their electronics are holding up after the nuclear strikes. Most reply that the damage was not too powerful, with the exception of areas closest to Malmö and the Finnish Åland islands.

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StarToad - Minutemen

-The party begins to hunt dissidents within the party, and removes them in case they are found to be guilty of traitorous actions.
-With the economy in America collapsing, mostly the fault of the Russians due to rocketing oil and grain/meat prices.
-The party organizes a protest in Boston, and the army demands the protesters leave. They refuse to move, and in anger, an unknown party throws a rock. The crowd proceeds to start throwing rocks, and are hit by withering gunfire.
-The party decides the time for action is now. Allying itself with several other groups, including trade unions and various revolutionaries, a uprising is held.
-The uprising is peaceful in intention, starting in the 4 cities of Washington, Los Angeles, Tallahassee, and Dallas. The protesters move to occupy the post offices, telecommunications hubs, banks, warehouses, gun stores, army barracks and government offices.
-Shooting begins when an army detachment starts to requisition firearms from a group in Dallas. The army moves to full wartime purposes, establishing martial law and shooting anybody who trespasses in Washington.
-Dallas, Los Angeles and Tallahassee are occupied by the party, who are now declaring an open revolution against the government.

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Ruskie - Argentina

-The Argentine government continues to modernize and reform the military along the lines of the Chinese, by this stage, they have imported enough new weapons and reformed their military that it can be classed to be nearly as good as the Chinese military.
-With the army mostly done, greater attention is devoted to the air force and navy, implementing new models from abroad and conducting wargames.
-The Argentine government invites the governments of the four nations of Chile, Bolivia, Paraguay and Uruguay to discuss a proposal of creating the 'Bloque sudamericano cinco estado'. An organization based around the EU, With a free movement zone for trade and people, a Single currency called the 'AmériSur' Complete with a central bank and mint, closer cooperation of military matters and a Supreme Court.
-All countries show interest, partly in response to growing Brazilian power on the continent. They all agree to form the organization on the condition that the individual countries retain power over their own individual countries in needed times.
-Further talks of a federalized state are raised, but despite the countries integration, they still feel the need to maintain their own financial, legal and military institutions.
-Work on the new military hardware is set for completion in another year. Working prototypes are now being tested.
-The immune system drug is now being gradually implemented into the Argentinian health services.
-Infrastructure improvements continue, and now for the first time, the number of cars begin to gradually decline as bicycles, railways, buses, trams and walking take precedence. All these infrastructure improvements are also being integrated into each other to ease congestion too.

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kamikaze470 - Oman

-Orders for the AMX-56 GAUs are now coming in, the government keen on getting new hardware.
-Oman also sells Palestine a number of phased-out M60 pattons, complete with upgrades present on that of the GAUs.
-The FAMAS becomes the standard service rifle of the army.
-The 2nd Treaty of Muscat is signed, which signifies an alliance with the French and allows for a operating post for the French Foreign Legion.
-With the use of new and improved oil techniques, measures are enacted to extract every last drop of oil and gas from underground. Whilst gas is somewhat stable for now, oil production manages to hit peak production again.
-To obtain extra money, a higher tariff is put on exports of oil. Whilst this comes at the same time that Russia shuts off oil exports, this only helps to push the price of oil further.
-Subsides on the newspapers are dropped, being seen as a waste of money. Within a few years, they will most likely be gone for good.
-Educational attendance is made mandatory for all educational levels, with many children now being taught using more modern methods. Spending on education also massively increases.
-French is an required course in school to learn, and Omani families are encouraged to teach it to their children.
-These recent changes are derided by the conservatives of the country, who demand an end to this corrosive western influence, signified by the French. Along with protests, a few bouts of violence against those a bit too friendly with the French occur.

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Glorbo - Israel

-Most of the current military research is continued. However, several projects (including one of an Israeli-made laser interceptor) are discontinued due to budget cuts in the military.
-The first shipment of 150 units of the active protection system Trophy are ready to be sold, but the nations of India and the USA have no interest in buying these at the present moment.
-The Labor party, being the one heading the current government, starts to increase taxes on large corporations and decrease taxes on the middle and lower class, a gradual shift in the distribution of wealth begins to occur, despite protests from the conservatives and upper classes.
-Having now reached maximum extraction of the gas fields in Israel, most of Israel’s electricity is now sourced from natural gas. This comes under severe criticism from environmental groups who demand Israel should move to alternate energy sources. Electricity however is much cheaper for the time being due to the use of natural gas.

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Diago21 - Canada

-A new breed of police officers are being tested, they are being dubbed, 'Protectors'. This chilling name worries some people.
-Canada begins to increase production of small arms and various military vehicles, with a focus on expansion of the military.
-The CEO of Canada's biggest technology firm, 'Global Trust' has been listed on Forbes' top 10 Richest People in the World.
-After an inconclusive 2015 Election, Corporation endorsed candidate, 'Maria Hourston' has been announced as the victor.
-Prime Minister Maria Hourston vows that Canada will enter a new age of prosperity and promises that Canada will not be drawn into other countries conflicts. The next day, Canada blocks oil exports to the Eurasian league.
-A massive overhaul to Vancouver's infrastructure has begun, roadways, tramlines and pretty much anything else that vehicles travel on is being overhauled, widened, etc.. A British Tourist described the current road network as being, "Gobshite". The plans for completion are dated to 2020.
-Canada also imports some of Japan's robots to assist with common industry, (Car Manufacturing, Oil Drilling and Logging.)
-Minister for Defense, 'Kaiden Brown' is caught having an affair with Interior Minister, 'Sally Brawn'. The newspapers jump on this like rabid goats, before it turns out everybody on the internet already knew by the time the papers started printing.

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thelurker1234 - Norway

-Fortification of the coasts begins, in the same manner that the Japanese did. People start to feel unnerved.
-After Norway joins the Eurasian league, much of their oil supply is now part of the league. Whilst ensuring prices of oil for countries within the league continue to tumble, prices outside of it are rapidly rising.
-The oil industry begins to expand further, looking for new wells to set up and ways to improve existing extraction. The money earned is now being funneled into the Norwegian military, which is now starting to grow considerably.
-Political reforms begin to be enacted, seeing a gradual drift towards Russian policies.

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Milkdairy - Croatia

-As of current, Croatia is attempting to jump-start a nuclear power program. Extraction of uranium has already begun, with fuel rods also being prepared for future use.
-Designs on a new rifle model also begin, with plans for implementation by the end of 2018.
-Croatia is currently attempting to contact Greece to establish friendly affairs with the country, in hopes of eventually establishing full economic partnership, acting to help the two countries keep a stable economy. The recent events and Croatian ties to the Russian markets help make this process easier.
-Similar talks also begin with Serbia, whom are rather opposed to this and are much more friendlier with the Ukraine.
-Additionally, the Croatian army is attempting to contact Russia in hopes to modernize their arsenal. They are attempting to license blueprints of the Polish assault rifle in order to adapt a new design suitable for the Croatian Ground Army, or buy bulk units of the rifle for the armed forces. With the improving relations between Croatia and Russia, this seems rather feasible.
-Croatia leaves the European Union and Democratic coalition, a severe blow to both entities.
-Investment into improving the condition of the middle and lower classes begins.
-As presidential elections took place, Croatian citizens were eager to get rid of the old faulty president. The winner in the presidential race was Liberal-Democratic candidate Zoran Svilovic, who promises to repair the country after past events with Niko Cupic.

Turn 11: January to July 2017

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Events from January to July 2017:

-International Women's Day: world-wide re-enactments celebrate the hundredth anniversary of the Russian Revolution.
-In car internet access is now becoming relatively common.
-In Yemen, a calamity is unfolding. Oil and gas reserves have now dwindled to zero and Sana'a has become the first capital city in the world to completely run out of water. The situation has been made worse by rising fuel prices, not helped by the Russians blocking oil exports. Trucks bringing supplies from outside are no longer able to make up the shortfall - resulting in widespread looting, rioting and violence.
-After a large number of talks and negotiations, the East African Federation is finally formed. It is made up of Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda.
-After a six year construction period, the Kingdom Tower opens in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Standing at over 1,000m (3,280 ft) high, this takes the title of world's tallest building from the previous record holder Burj Khalifa in Dubai.
-The Nabucco gas pipeline is completed, and at an initial loss, with several countries believing that Nabucco would only benefit a few European nations. Indeed, the initial flow is less than optimal, and it will be several more years before the project can be called economically worthwhile.
-Due to rising oil prices, the sales of hybrid and electrical vehicles are rapidly rising.
-Although many may not realise it, but by July, peak oil production world-wide has been reached, meaning from here on out, production of oil is set to go into terminal decline. Prices inside of the Eurasian League reach the minimum possible level by the middle of the year.
-As the internet is now a tool used by billions of people, news continues to travel faster and faster. The double edged sword makes collecting secrets a great deal easier, at the cost of making one much more vulnerable to having them leaked.
-As China is nearing the end of industrialisation and living standards are improving, many companies are now seeking to relocate to India where they still remain relatively low.
-By this stage worldwide, analog radio/television has almost completely fallen out of use, now replaced by digital.
-Talks of Korean unification begin after conditions have improved to the extent in North Korea that direct dictatorial rule is now impossible, with limited reforms made to the economy and ruling system that brings it closer to the Chinese and South Korean systems. Both countries armies are winding down, and a treaty is signed which allows limited crossing of the borders.

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ThePinkPanzer - Russia

-Demonstrations are held, celebrating 100 years since the February revolution.
-Several divisions head to South Africa, to help regain land lost due to Chinese abandonment. The new policy of the Russian government is to indefinitely occupy South Africa, and goes about setting up local infrastructure and government to help manage the place during the war.
-Despite all this, guerilla warfare is taking its toll. Men and women continue to die to hold onto this unstable and aggressive landscape. Some of the television screens in areas are captured by loyalists, and blare out anti-Russian messages.
-Riots by South Africans continue as they feel as though they are being ruled by something that managed to be even worse than their old government.
-Trud battalions set about starting construction on strong bunkers for defensive purposes.
-Russia proposes the following reforms in order to help strengthen the league, the results of which shall be determined by the votes of the player member states:

  1. The creation of a joint military command centre in Moscow, to coordinate the military forces of the entire Eurasian League.
  2. The establishment of a central bank in Moscow to manage all the financial affairs of Eurasian League and to implement a universal currency “Kredit” for member states to use.


-Relations improve with Iran and Georgia, mostly due to favourable trading agreements put in place. Exports from Georgia now go through Russia, and it has access to the cheap oil in the Eurasian League. Iran meanwhile is being given massive loans.
-Economic aid is sent to Venezuela, mostly to build nuclear reactors. The result is more oil can be exported, and after Venezuela is brought into economic treaties with the Eurasian League, it has greater access to oil.
-Despite encouraging member states to move to alternate energies, it simply means that a surplus of oil in the Eurasian League is forcing prices down, and causing it to become more popular again.
-A number of countries, mostly a few African and American nations who had previous ties to the USSR are now increasing trade in a co membership program with Russia. As part of the deal, they must reduce exports to Democratic Coalition partners.
-Russia forces Norway to leave the Eurasian League, causing uproar as the official reason is cited as being “leaking state secrets”.
-Despite the moves to hurt trade with enemies, many middlemen countries are now buying up stockpiles of Eurasian League goods, and selling them to nations such as America and China, although at considerable expense.
-A terrorist attack is carried out by loyal South African refugees, who bomb a church in Moscow, killing 35 people. The Russian government is highly embarrassed, and decides to get more involved in security matters by reforming the Federal Security Service.
-Shortly after the bombing, a nuclear bomb is discovered on a train, heading east along the transiberian railway. The bomb is discovered to be of North Korean origin, but they deny that they had anything to do with it. The bomb handlers commit suicide or flee before capture however.
-Other problems involve environmentalist groups with ties to the Chinese who are caught protesting at oil wells or even damaging them.
-The government of Russia begins to gradually implement more regulations, increasing control over key industries and infrastructure throughout Russia whilst allowing some degree of private control.
-The Federal Security Service is dissolved and replaced with the KGB, unnerving many people, especially once it starts to grow massive in size.
-American agents are caught in Chechen/Georgian areas. They are discovered to have links to anti-Russian rebels.
-The first Eurasian Military Festival. All league countries are invited to send men to Moscow and attend the massive parades with EL colours (red and yellow), an international day of peace is called and people are allowed a day off from work to celebrate. Festivals and parties are had, children are given toys and flags, and in general people are swayed over. Smaller parades are held in other major cities, and offers to send Russian troops to start parades in other countries are sent.

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HeavyGuy - Poland

-Paper airplanes are thrown over the Ukrainian border, where they are revealed to have toenail clippings inside them. They are promptly binned.
-Poland attends the Russian military festival, showing off their new developments that countries are keen to use.
-Meanwhile in South Africa, Poland helps to support the Russian campaign, using heavy artillery to keep shelling enemy positions and introducing PL-1s into the field.
-As the artillery usage increases, towns and cities are now becoming little more than piles of rubble. Polish troops regularly commit suicide or are murdered.
-Kbs. wz. Beryl 2012 Assault Rifles exports to Australia have been ended, although production still exists to help arm the Polish and Russians.
-Poland joins Russia's new currency the kredit, and states that in the reform they will be voting yes to the financial reform.
-A penny is dropped into a drain, causing the most incremental amount of deflation.
-People are encouraged to join the army, with recruitment posters going up around Poland. Most people ignore them however, preferring to look at their mobile phones, tablets, or even electronic papers.

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Satansick - South Africa

-The South African military is resorting to cruder and more horrifying tactics. Rations and water supplies are poisoned. Captured men are dismembered and hung from trees, sights that sicken Russian and Polish soldiers.
-African allies offer some token assistance in the wars, but not a huge deal due to fears of Russian imperialism. The Polish are being viewed by the Bantu governments as puppets of the Russians, and are now focusing their efforts on removing the Russian threat.
-Much of the countries government, bureaucracy and military have relocated to the Congo, effectively changing the war into a multi-national conflict now moving into the Congo.
-Mineral rich reserves in the Congo are being exploited to help fund the war effort.
-Wars with other African states are now starting to focus themselves in the Congo and Namibia. There are multiple talks by most states demanding a peace treaty be signed.

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Robbi - Britannia

-Much to the dismay of the French, vineyards are being established north of Doncaster and the wine in the south is starting to become higher in quality.
-Little much other than the expansion of vertical farming and other projects for self sufficiency are carried out.

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Mr. Face - China

-By now, China has merged nine of its cities into one, creating the largest metropolitan area on the planet. This new megacity has a population of 42 million - over 7 million greater than Tokyo, the previous record holder.
-Chinese vessels are spotted in the Baltic, staying mostly in ports and doing light patrolling.
-T-100 tanks, Type-58 rifles and the such are now being sold at subsidised prices to the Ukraine, whom are taking the designs and working on them with Chinese help to produce future models.
-Development of the T-100A tank begins. Using lighter armour, a 125mm barrel, a laser designation and various other modifications this tank is now being tested in China at the moment.
-The embargo on Britannia is finally lifted, and trade between the nations resumes.
-China enters the Democratic Coalition after signing the Kiev Accord. It assumes the leadership role as given by the Kiev Accord and gives equal partnership to the members of the new Defence Council. They consist of India, The United States, The Ukraine, and Sweden.
-China denounces the Eurasian League, stating its intention is to grant Russia more power, and that their hoarding of oil is seen as selfish.
-The Minutemen of America are denounced as their revolution is seen as unnecessary.
-China then asserts that the states of Australia and The Ukraine will be both protected in the case of a war by a third party.
-Economic alliances begin to be made with various nations across the board. The nation of Iraq decides to open up trading with the Democratic Coalition members, and has ceased trading with Iran and Eurasian League members.
-Further regulations on the production of solar panels means that waste byproducts from the assembly of them are now suitably dealt with. More nuclear power stations also begin to be built, including early thorium ones.
-Funds are send to Greece and Australia to help assist in improving their economies and to help strengthen relations with the Chinese.
-Solar panels begin to be exported to the Ukraine in large numbers now.
-Safety regulations are overhauled along with maximum working hours, bringing China alongside many first world countries in terms of social and political reforms. Living standards are now improving remarkably, but at the cost of slowly declining economic growth.
-Oil is sent to the USA to help assist in the oil crisis ongoing there at the moment.
-A way of removing carbon dioxide from the air is discovered, and whilst theoretically it can remove CO2 more efficiently than plants, it however is horribly expensive and seen as more cost effective to plant things instead at the moment.
-Environmental cleanup is now finally starting to impact on the environment, with declining animal/plant populations now finally starting to stabilise. Cancer rates are also starting to gradually decline.
-After polling the people, now they are wishing for improved transport and telecommunications.

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Sega Saturn - Ukraine

-The Ukranian military holds trials of several rifle designs to replace the aging AK-74. The INSAS, Type 58, and ACR are tested against a Ukranian knock-off of the AN-94 called the UBH-17. The UBH is selected for general troops, while the Type 58 is selected as the new carbine for tank crews and paratroopers.
-An international conference is held in Kiev, inviting all non-Eurasian League democratic nations, including the United States, India, and China. The nations help draft the Kiev Accord, and those who sign the document join the Coalition. The agreement places a committee of China, the United States, India, Ukraine, and Sweden as the leaders of Strategic Command. New members may only join with the permission of four out of the five SC nations.
-The Ukraine begins to import large numbers of solar panels from China, aided by heavy investment into the Chinese solar panel factories. After being implemented, it is hoped the solar panels will help oil-power plants to be phased out completely by 2020.

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KriegsMar1ne - USA

-The remaining JFK files are released, allowing the public to make up their mind about who killed JFK. People don't care anymore however, for it happened nearly 60 years ago.
-After the Minutemen declare that Russia is to blame for the revolution and then dissolve after their chairman commits suicide, the revolution quickly collapses.
-After anti-Russian sentiment gets high due to news of Russian attempts for the revolution, many Russians are beaten up, lynched or shot by angry protesters who are demanding vengeance for the Russian attempt to destroy democracy.
-For shits and giggles, the most powerful nuclear bomb in human history is constructed. Weighing a shocking 20,000 kilograms and with a payload of 200 megatons, it makes people terrified and angry that the USA is now building nuclear bombs again.
-Atomic batteries begin to be improved and researched into. They are very useful for low power applications.
-The F-35 Fighter jet is upgraded with a Advanced stealth capabilities system. It is also fitted with a advanced cyberdine Px398 Thrust liftoff system. Capable of going Mach 5 and being fucking terrifying.
-A few Trophy protection system models are bought from Israel.
-The US military Begins taking weapons captured in war, Stripping them down to Semi Automatic variants then putting them up for resale. The sales do well to help generate a bit of extra cash.
-The CIA, NSA, And FBI begin a nationwide search to root out all foreign spies. All Spies are imprisoned, given life sentences until they can receive trial and be executed for treason. A massive number of Russian agents are captured in the chaos of the revolution along with innocent people, and they are promptly executed in sham trials.
-The Military begins taking a friendly stance on the rioters. They are ordered not to shoot unless absolutely necessary and begin handing out food and water to rioters. With the collapse of the revolution, outburst in anti-Russian sentiment and food/fuel shortages, many people reluctantly begin to accept the government supplies and head home to wipe their noses.
-The USA alert status is changed to DEFCON 2, and some B-2 Stealth bombers and B-52's are refitted with nuclear weaponry.
-Plasma research is shared with Canada, hoping to yield better results in the future.
-Efforts to update the USAs defence missile shield network continues. Anti nuclear missile stations are set up along the entire coast line and as well as US Fighter pilots are given training in how to prevent incoming ICBM's.
-Russia is condemned for the attacks and starting the rebellion of the United States. It is declared that if any more hostile involvement from Russia is discovered then war is a very possible reality.
-Immigration to and from Russia is shut down, the mail bride business collapses. Shortly after, all diplomatic relations and ties with Russia are cut.
-The USA begins opening up its oil stockpiles. Oil is no longer sold to outside countries. All American oil stays in America. Although criticised for tapping into oil reserves, the blocking of oil exports means that America can help keep down prices.
-The USA begins building more nuclear power plants for major cities. Strict safety measures are enacted to ensure another Chernobyl is far from happening, although such a reality is far from possible. The first thorium reactors begin to appear.
-Meanwhile in the smaller cities, wind and solar power is encouraged.
-Production of solar arrays begins to gradually increase, and research into fusion power begins.
-Hybrid cars are subsidised, and work begins on slowly phasing out inefficient cars.
-The entire Eurasian League is embargoed, leading to severe economic problems for both parties involved as trade shuts down.
-The NSA, FBA, CIA and other Govt agencies go on a nationwide manhunt, hunting down Russian and other countries secret agents in the USA. Those that are caught are put up on a public trial, with no bail. Depending on the the severity of the crimes they are either put in prison for life, executed or sent back to Russia. This is aired on national television, much to the annoyance of the Russians who watch as the Americans rub salt in the wound.
-Immigration laws are upped with full background checks as well as well as the FBI reviewing your history. If anything is shady or uncertain with no explanation then the immigrant is barred entry. However if they are clean and show a good track record as well as proof of history then they are allowed entry. This affects almost nobody, and it doesn't stop the Mexicans flooding over the border.
-English is made the official language of the United States. However all other languages are dubbed secondary languages. This policy angers non-English speakers in America and various left-leaning peoples, but they have little room to complain anymore as the country is now effectively ruled by the military.
-Anti-pacifist and anti-Russian propaganda floods through the television screens, radio speakers, computers, tablets and posters in the streets. One iconic poster is a soldier wrapped in the American flag holding a cross.

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Zillamaster55 - France

-Patrols and sky-watching continues. Nuclear Submarine pens are placed on high alert, ready to be mobilized for counter-attack.
-France joins the Democratic coalition, angry at recent Russian actions.
-The French Foreign Legion is now being rallied, preparing to leave their homeland and fight for the republic.
-France sends several naval vessels to Oman to help patrol the waters nearby and to show people they have interests in protecting Oman, whom are now allied to France.
-As the embargo on Britannia continues, A French carrier is stationed outside of Ireland, dropping supplies in and taking refugees out via helicopter.
-France embargoes Russia, shaking angry fists and refusing to sell them their declining quality of wine.
-The curfews are lifted, but police stay present in the areas, along with the occasional GIGN Paratrooper taking a stroll down the street to tell people “We may still expect shit to go down”.
-Paris is placed on high alert, with Phalanx Anti-Mortar/Artillery weapons placed strategically around the city.
-The Frank is considered for national currency (again), showing that the French government is extremely schizophrenic when it comes to economics. The European Union tells the French to stop pissing around.
-People are getting rather frustrated as of late, seeing that many of their liberties are being clamped down upon for little reason other than to look angrily at the British.

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Salricci - Australia

-The Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) platform, as it is called, begins operations this year off the coast of Northern Australia over Shell's Prelude natural gas field.
-The military budget is slashed massively, and at the same time is put on full alert. This puzzles the military leadership who question this logic.
-Australia abandons the Eurasian League, annoyed at Russian policies.
-To solve the russian oil embargo, Australia begins importing oil from Norway and other non-Eurasian League states.
-With money saved from slashing the military budget, construction of anti-nuclear defences begins.

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Chernobyl426 - India

-Yet another energy project making the headlines this year is the Dibang Dam, located in northeast India. At 288m, this becomes the tallest concrete gravity dam in the world. It has a volume of 16.5 million cubic metres and can generate 3,000 MW of electric power.
-However, the construction of dams in the Chinese area risk reducing water flow to India.
-The navy begins to monitor Indian trading, helping to clamp down on piracy from east Africa (and the increasingly collapsing Yemen).
-Some troops head to Madagascar to help the government manage things, especially with the conflict on the mainland becoming especially bloody. Some ships and air support is also sent for standby.
-A large number of Trophy tanks are bought from Israel, and integrated into the Indian military.
-Jobs are offered to people as well, in the event that the Russians are forced out of South Africa.
-India joins the Democratic Coalition. Immigration is highly promoted for Russians and Americans, mostly for those who are dissatisfied with their nations policies. A large part of them are made up of the intellectuals, down and out, plus deserting soldiers. The Trud battalion sees most emigration to here.
-As companies start up in India due to favourable conditions, the arrival of many new migrants and the arrival of the British Royal family, Indian prosperity kicks off and it begins to rapidly build up.
-India tells Russia to stay out of Asia, angry at their intervention in the area.
-India asks neighbouring states such as Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, etc if they are interested in improving trade and relations. They agree, and help to reform various laws on investments, loans, tariffs and taxes.
-Similar talks are done with Thailand and other Asian nations to the east.
-Massive investment is poured into education, oil production and infrastructure. As railways are improved, roads repaved, widened and extended and not composed of biscuit crumbs.
-A sanctuary is created to help preserve the tiger. Until the sanctuary is developed, India will continue to house the remaining tigers in special containment locations (restricted access zoos).
-More democratic reforms wishing to include people more in the affairs of the state are slowly carried out. Internet surveys and sites are set up, asking people what the biggest issues in India are, what to do, and how to solve them.
-Many of the people are demanding improved infrastructure, power facilities, good wages, telecommunications and improved standards of living.

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Zambies! - Sweden

-The army begins to be slowly brought back from Ireland, but they leave a squadron, flotilla, and 2 divisions in Ireland
-The home guard finishes repairs to electrical infrastructure damaged by the EMP blast, minus the remote areas.
-Russia is criticised for their protectionist policies which threaten the world economy.
-Restrictions on the economy are loosened as the threat of war becomes less pressing. Companies are encouraged to employ people from all backgrounds, but this still does not help unemployment go down very much.
-Construction of Archimedes I, a Swedish lunar lander is initiated. The intention is obviously to get to the moon.
-Sweden threatens to leave the European Union if the Euro is implemented. As having the Euro is a prerequisite to being in the EU, they are given 6 months before being ejected if they do not switch to the Euro.

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StarToad - Minutemen

-The party leader declares that the revolution was unplanned, and blames the Russian secret service for starting the revolution. The party then releases documents detailing funds being sent to the party by Russia, the involvement of Russian agitators and of Russian plans. The Party claims that Russia was intending to invade America once the revolution was over.
-He begs people of the world to work for peace, and to bring an end to war and cruelty.
-The party chairman says this on Skype call and then proceeds to commit suicide, which is recorded and is released virally.
-The news sends shockwaves throughout the world, and very quickly, the revolutionaries in the streets of America are replaced with frenzied patriots, demanding the blood of the Russians.

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Ruskie - Argentina

-The government has now finished modernising their military forces with the exception of aircraft carriers and actual aircraft. Implementation of drones and new models of fighters begin.
-Argentina begins to sell off old military hardware, mostly to African countries in return for oil and shinies.
-Pro-Argentinian factions begin to appear in Chile, Bolivia, Paraguay and Uruguay, pushing for greater integration with Argentina. They demand the establishment of a union, followed by financial, legal and then military reform.
-Economic reforms have reached similar levels alongside those of the Chinese, Swedes and Russians, helping to make Argentina a well developed and prosperous country relative to her neighbours.
-Infrastructure is now becoming green, with the number of hybrids on the roads rapidly increasing.
-The Research & Development Department continue the projects they where previously working on.

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-These weapons are now reaching completion, and prototypes are being tested and used more now. New computer programs to automate the construction of these weapons are being written.
-The drug for helping the immune system is now widely adopted. It is being used to help treat diseases which weaken the immune system, or those with naturally weak ones.
-A slow moving hoverbike is invented, and is mostly a novelty.

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kamikaze470 - Oman

-The military is kept on standby, with soldiers granted 1 or 2 days extra every 3 weeks to have breaks.
-Anti-air and coastal defences are now being set up in the Musandam exclave.
-Fallout shelters are also being constructed in the mountains too, in case of nuclear exchange.
-The embassy in Britannia is closed, and all diplomatic relations are ended.
-Members of the Arab League are asked to hold a joint wargames exercise, the results of this decision shall be carried out in the latter half of this year.
-Agriculture and fishing are heavily subsidised. However, much of this is focused into the development of vertical farms and fish farms.
-The working week is slashed to 31 hours. Although protested by a number of employers and some workers, it allows more people to be employed, at the cost of reducing their wages a bit.
-To compensate for this, minimum wages are given a hefty boost, taxes on the rich are increased, and the lower classes taxes are revised. This however only applies to national Omanis.
-Protests from conservatives begin to mount higher and higher. Some get a bit violent, and the protesters are sent to jail for being troublesome assholes. Some are complaining that Oman is turning Socialist, and almost immediately these cries are picked up by American radio hosts.

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Glorbo - Israel

-More Iron Dome short range defence batteries and some David's Sling medium-short range missile defence batteries are constructed and now operated. The defence department then announced that it has completed the nation's short-range defence for the time being, and looks on outside their borders (And inside) with their fancy new equipment.
-The military goes into a state of extreme alert, cancelling all vacations taken by soldiers and officers for the next 6 months. Many are annoyed at this turn of events.
-The first shipment of the active protection system Trophy are finally sold to India, with Israel expecting to sell more in the future. A few are sent to the USA for testing on Command and Control vehicles.
-The Israeli government announces its support for the United States government in the ongoing tensions between world powers, and announces that, although it gives the United States its full backing, it will not respond or preemptively attack in any conflict unless it feels directly threatened by the outcome.

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Diago21 - Canada

-The first collection of new military hardware rolls off the production lines. Humvees with miniguns on the top seem popular for some reason.
-The Government warns the Canadian public that conscription may be needed if war breaks out, and people begin to get a little uncomfortable about a potential war breaking out.
-Special Bunkers are being constructed in the mountains, not much is known about them as they are meant for VIP's such as the Prime Minister and her other Ministers. Rumour has it that they go down for kilometres and can sustain its inhabitants for years.
-Plasma weaponry research is yielding interesting applications and potential prototypes for the future.
-Work begins on the first “mega-carrier” although nobody knows if it flies or goes on the sea or what the hell it is.
-Canadian protecters are sent to America to assist in putting down the revolution.
-Canada tries to annex Greenland, before Denmark comes along and tells them that they can't.
-The US shares their Plasma Weaponry Research with Canada's top Tech Firm, 'Global Trust' The CEO, Alec Saddler is overjoyed.
-Oil exports to the USA, China and the Ukraine are now underway, helping to alleviate oil shortages.
-Bunkers begin to be built at considerable expense throughout Canada, due to threats of nuclear war.
-Global Trust begins research into combating radiation sickness and poisoning, CEO, Alec Saddler believes that in just a few years time a cheap pill that negates or lessens the affects of Radiation could be created. Already the best item so far are iodine pills, which help prevent radioactive damage to the thyroid.
-The 'Protectors' are the first to test a new microfibre suit with implanted LED's, it has numerous functions to assist in Law Enforcement, the details of which have not been released to the public yet. The suits are quite expensive however, and are still prototypes.

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thelurker1234 - Norway

-The military is expanded and heavily invested into, which is now starting to become surprisingly large.
-A formal apology is made to the Democratic Coalition, stating that they made the wrong choice when they aligned with the Eurasian League.
-Taxes are reduced slightly, and a bigger focus is made to extract as much oil as humanly possible.
-Infrastructure and telecommunications begin to be heavily invested into, hoping to decrease travel times, increase internet download/upload speeds and encourage the use of green technologies.

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Milkdairy - Croatia

-The Croatian ground army seeks input on its new assault rifle, and decide to start testing it in various situations.
-Several thousand soldiers are mobilised and sent around the country, starting to put greater border restrictions in place.
-These draw up a whole range of protests and anger as the country is becoming inaccessible and unable to allow the free movement of peoples.
-Croatia invites Greek officials to Zagreb for a conference meeting regarding the two countries' economic relations, they manage to hammer out a favourable deal, and the countries begin to trade extensively with each other.
-More such talks are also carried out with Serbia, although Serbia is still more favourable towards the DC.
-The Croatian parliament is heavily debating switching over to the Eurasian League's new currency the kredit, in order to ease into the EL while the rest of the world is in chaos. Croatia will maintain their domestic currency for now. Other reforms designed to bring Croatia into line with the Russian economic system are happening meanwhile in the interim.
-Croatia will continue to invest in agricultural and military development. The price of staple foods in Croatia is remaining stable as it rises elsewhere in highly industrialized countries. The development of vertical farms and fish farms are starting to appear as a potential threat to this however.

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Canuhearme? - Iran

-Modernisation and improvement of military hardware begins, starting with the importation of hardware from various nations.
-Border outposts are established along the borders of Iran, the official reason is cited as being to prevent heroin trading.
-To help assist in preventing drug trading, military drones are being constructed or bought in order to hunt down drug runners.
-Iran announces new plans, for the revitalisation of the Middle East and to help restore prosperity to the region.
-There are now massive efforts in modernizing and improving Iranian infrastructure; from power grids to roads and railways. There is a strong focus on the important trade routes on the borders.
-Oil drilling and pumping begins to be massively expanded, with oil exports going to Eurasian League members.
-Thorium nuclear reactors are now being looked into, with plans to develop thorium based nuclear power soon.
-Work begins into producing biofuels from algae, with production focusing on helping to alleviate issues arising from oil.
-Iran is now offering scholarships to their best and brightest who are able to get into the "superior" universities in the West. A caveat is attched that states they're required by law to return to Iran following graduation (they're given extra time if they seek to pursue a Masters or Ph.D) and put their knowledge to work. -As an added bonus, those who return are given cheaper housing and a pay "bonus" specific to their amount of education (as long as they get a job specific to their major. No Biology Ph.Ds working at McDonalds!)
-With this program initiated, the country also opens their borders slightly, allowing western influence to start trickling in once more, much to the chagrin of the conservatives.
-Toleration of secular thought is also allowed to an extent, but not enough so as to annoy the people.
-Finally, to hammer home these new issues, western teachers and lecturers are being hired to help educate Iranians in schools, colleges and universities. They help with the adoption of western ideas.
-Relations with Iraq begin to gradually improve.

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Wealth + Taste - Italy

-The Italian government has decided to focus on a stronger navy , as to assert dominance and control of the Mediterranean. No carriers are built, instead focusing on missile cruisers, patrol boats, and a few submarines. Other than that, the Italian government decides to maintain a rather small standing army for home defence.
-The Italian government, in the midst of all the troubles worldwide, does absolutely nothing with regards to foreign relations.
-The government begins to encourage the creation and growth of new companies, focusing on production, shipping, and export. The government starts giving tax breaks to any Italian businessman who decides to manufacture goods for trade and/or sell them on a global market. This plan starts to get going slowly, partly due to economic problems worldwide.
-Shifts toward a free-market economy begin; however it is slow going, especially with rising food and fuel costs.
-There begins attempts to inspire nationalist thoughts amongst people, although they do not do too successfully in a time when the internet and the European Union are starting to undermine nationalism. Young men go out to make their fortune, either becoming penniless or rich. The trend is usually the former.

Turn 12: July to December 2017

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Events from July to December 2017:

-Electronic paper is seeing widespread use. It works by combining organic, thin film transistors (TFT) with organic, electroluminescent displays. This produces flexible, paper-thin devices barely 0.3mm in thickness.
-Slowly, newspapers throughout the developed world are becoming financially unsustainable and going out of print. The United States is leading this trend, where the collapse of the traditional newspaper has been most obvious. Following close behind are several countries in Europe. The UK and Iceland are the first in which newspapers begin to fall out of use. While physical news is still present in these countries, it is very sparse.
-Having been demonstrated in mice, bio-engineered tooth regeneration is becoming available to humans. Using a combination of stem cells, scaffold material and signalling molecules, a fully functional and living tooth can be regrown in around two months - complete with roots, inner pulp and outer enamel.
-Compared with 2010, the cosmetic surgery industry has more than doubled in size by now. Aesthetic laser and light therapies remained the fastest growing areas, with rejuvenation treatments close behind.
-In 2012, a study was conducted on a potential new treatment for prostrate cancer. Although one in ten were left impotent, this was far less than traditional treatment methods, and none of the volunteers were left incontinent. 95% of study participants were free of cancer after 12 months.
-By 2017, it is being offered routinely in most developed nations worldwide.
-After extensive testing and experimentation, the first molecules such as water and carbon dioxide have been teleported.
-Due to investigations by a massive number of countries, it was revealed that the attempted nuclear bombing in Moscow was on orders of the United States of America.
-Once people begin to die of dehydration in Yemen, a full blown revolution occurs in the country again, and refugees continue to pour out the country.
-All countries in the world, minus Venezuela, Saudi Arabia, Canada, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, UAE and the disputed Kurdistan have hit peak oil.
-Pressure mounts on Turkey to allow the Kurds there to declare independence.
-The shrinking Aral sea is on the verge of vanishing altogether.
-The party presently in power in Israel forms a coalition in an election, and switches to a more moderate stance.

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ThePinkPanzer - Russia

-With South Africa a burnt out, ruined country, thrown into crushing poverty, the Russians start to remove extra military forces to prepare for the invasion of the Congo.
-The remaining Russian soldiers occupying South Africa are doing so however with a population that hates them and is constantly fighting in guerilla skirmishes and attacks upon any weak spots they can find. The bodies continue to pile up. The Polish leaving South Africa put the Russians in an even more dire spot to maintain order and control of the occupied country.
-The military and financial reform for the Eurasian League fail after too few votes are collected.
-The Russian embassy in Warsaw tries to force the Polish to provide military assistance in the invasion of the Congo, but they refuse.
-The invasion goes ahead anyways, supported partially by other EL nations such as Belarus and Kazakhstan.
-Russia invades the Congo, assisted by the existing Angola government which has been in a long war of attrition with the Congo and former South African states.
-The invasion is commenced brutally. Areas with government ministers in hiding are firebombed and have helicopter crews of Spetsnatz comb the area for any survivors.
-The Russians drop men into the outskirts of the Congo in order to prevent any items to be shipped there.
-Despite all this, several convoys are sneaked in, mostly aided by people who now see the Russians as evil.
-The Russian government buys off the PMC forces protecting the Falklands assets in Antarctica. A small force of native Falklanders and British remain however.
-Russia then annexes Antarctica, but having forced many other nations out of the continent, including seizure of their research stations, has resulted in diplomatic relations deteriorating rapidly. The only exception is areas where the Falklands military patrols.
-The reserves, national guard, and any other units in waiting are called to action to defend and ensure the safety of Russia.
-Most Christian nations in Africa now hate Russia, and are starting to provide more military support, either directly or indirectly due to their actions in the continent. Many dictators or democracies and monarchs are using it as an excuse to rally the population to oust the foreign invaders.
-A ban is placed on EL nations selling goods to DC nations. They simply start selling to independent parties who then start to sell off these goods to DC nations.
-The KGB is ordered to destroy infrastructure in South Africa, and to begin pulling out of the country entirely. Railway lines, telephone cables, sanitation pipes, roads, bridges, electrical pylons, pretty much everything is either bent, twisted, blown up or smashed to bits. The resulting deaths from further fighting, and later spread of diseases such as cholera and typhoid results in the population dropping to pre-industrial levels.
-Zukhov tank blueprints are sent to Poland, and the older military hardware is sold off to EL members.
-Russia continues to push for the adoption of the Kredit. A few nations accept.
-Russia fears the British shipping out nuclear weapons, and decides to send a couple of ships to stop the British shipping out nuclear weapons. Upon arrival, the Russians attempt to stop British shipping, searching all British vessels. They find two small vessels heading west over the Atlantic Ocean. The crew onboard activated the bombs before fleeing in a lifeboat. The resulting explosion takes out all of the Russian vessels in the vicinity.
-A state of emergency is called along with a curfew, soldiers are to patrol the major landmarks 24/7. Riots and protests are crushed and people are sent home or arrested.
-Propaganda is distributed to the people to rally them against the evil west, who are trying to attack the Russians. Due to running out of propaganda for the modern era, they begin to dig through old Soviet archives to fill the gaps.
-Chechen rebels continue to be a major nuisance.

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HeavyGuy - Poland

-Poland, after having lost too many personnel, hardware and dignity whilst in the occupation of South Africa, is now pulling out of the country, putting greater pressure on the Russians already occupying it.
-A clerk in the Polish environmental health offices loses their sanity, and starts to work on producing as many paper aircraft as possible. They are given sick leave and some medical attention to treat their grip on reality weakening.
-Production of the new HG-1 Attack Chopper is now underway by the Polish military. It bears some resemblance to a paper plane.
-Poland announces they are only in the Eurasian league for economic benefits, and no other matters.
-They also declare that they will stay neutral in conflicts regarding the EL and DC, unless attacked first, in which they will fight for their allies in case of a defensive war.
-Poland also begins shipping Kbs. wz. Beryl 2012 Assault Rifles to Italy, which are now incredibly popular firearms worldwide, with many nations striving to make models based upon the design.
-Someone nearly spills another cup of coffee on the carpet in the government building. A falling plant pot saved the carpet from utter destruction. The brave plant pot sadly died later in the day when it get dropped down the steps of the building.
-Little economic intervention is underdone by the government, resulting in most economic activity being a reflection of the worldwide situation.

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Satansick - South Africa (in exile)

-After acquiring 5 ICBMs from abroad, long range nuclear weapon development is set as a high priority, and widespread uranium mining gets underway.
-Once more alliances and deals are brokered with foreign countries, the Congolese army, remains of the South Africans, and other foreign armies are now working to oust the Russian invasion of Angola.
-The South African government offers a peace treaty to all countries, on the basis that the Russians are the biggest threat of all, and that with the withdrawal of Chinese and Polish forces, the Russians are out to get land for themselves.
-The South African government then proceeds to join the “Commonwealth”.
-All countries on friendly terms with the South African government and the Congo are now halting exports to the EL. They are also buying Congolese/South African goods and sending military hardware to help in the conflict.
-All supporters of the Russian puppet government are hanged in the streets. However, no such puppet government exists, as all land captured by the Russians so far are run directly from Moscow, hence the people see the Russian state as illegitimate.
-Secret radio stations help as well, informing people via mobile phones to rise up against the Russians.

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Robbi - Britannia

-Ports are opened up for Chinese, American, Australian, Canadian and South African ships. The increasing volume of trade is helping the stagnant British economy to kick off again.
-In response to some nations starting to expand their nuclear stockpiles, the British are now once more expanding their own.
-There is heavy investment into vertical farming, agricultural robots, and industry itself. Factories are free to be built in many more places now, as the requirement of labor to run a factory is a small issue now. Food production is beginning to rise, and finally the lower classes are starting to be brought out of starvation.
-Military advisers and hardware are sent to the Congo, including tanks and APCS.
-The Russians attempt unsuccessfully to search British ships, finding no nuclear bombs minus two in the Atlantic, which detonate their cargo to spite the Russians.
-Hydroelectric, solar, wind and tidal power are now being heavily exploited to provide British energy needs, especially as the oil deposits are now starting to show a decline in production.
-Research is now being conducted into assault rifle and soldats gear, along with a new main battle tank.

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Mr. Face - China

-There is now development of a new sniper rifle, it is to be modeled after the M82 Sniper Rifle.
-Pacific nations are asked to join the DC, to which they agree token interaction of some kind.
-China now begins to pressure North and South Korea to reunify, and both nations are becoming more warm to the idea as economic recovery and democratic reforms take place in Korea. The borders between the nations are opened, and slowly but surely relations are improving.
-Iraq joins the Democratic Coalition, however shortly afterwards, a Kurdish group with Iranian assistance declares independence, and Iraq demands assistance from the DC to restore borders and order. A coup then occurs, bringing a Pro-Iranian and Pro-Kurdish government into power.
-Work on the pylons to remove CO2 continues, showing slightly greater efficiencies.
-Attachments to factory machine to remove toxic chemicals such as lead and mercury are now being implemented at some cost. Rivers and skies are starting to slowly clear up.
-Expansion of the automobile market begins. However due to spiralling fuel costs, there is a massive focus on hybrid and fuel efficient engines.
-Along with work into selling solar panels to the Ukraine and expansion of wind/solar farms, diplomatic deals are made with India to build dams in a sustainable manner in order to control the water flow.
-Transport and telecommunications are now being improved to very high standards. Railways, bicycle routes, roads and cables are being laid, wired or paved throughout all of China. The population is seeing improving standards of life that was significantly much better than a mere decade ago. China is strong.

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Sega Saturn - Ukraine

-Some of the military is demobilized.
-The now partially-mobilized military begins a war games exercise in Romania using new equipment from the United States and China to both familiarize the troops with the weaponry and help increase coordination with the allied Romanian troops.
-Serbia is provided large amounts of retired Ukrainian equipment to finish restoring its strength, and its troops are trained for defensive manoeuvres.
-Ukraine publishes a detailed report on the government's knowledge of the Moscow nuke incident. Ukraine shows no connection to the incident whatsoever, and condemns the attempted attack.
-Trying to keep members in the DC, more countries are invited to join. The number of troops defending the Falklands are doubled.
-Because of the redundancy of the Kredyt to the Hryvnia, and the lack of nations willing to switch, Ukraine destroys its unreleased stock of Kredyt currency, and exchanges released Kredyt bills for Hryvnia bills.
-Construction of a 80 story skyscraper in Kiev begins.
-An intelligence leak in the defense department leads to a reorganization. The government uses this as an opportunity to slim the military budget, and reinvests the money into the solar development project.

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KriegsMar1ne - USA

-Training is upped in difficulty and length. Each soldier must pass rigorous tests to ensure he will be one of the best around. Whilst improving quality of the troops, it does have an effect of reducing the total number as many of the weaker ones are weeded out.
-Testing of the Sytech personal defense armor is conducted. So far the vest can withstand up to light firearm usage and yet be light enough to give full mobility to the wearer.
-Tests begin on powered armor, base concepts are modifying the powered exoskeletons with armor. Whilst successful to a degree, the machine is horrifically expensive and bulky, along with having a short battery life.
-The P-1 plasma caster sees testing. It's a very heavy weapon capable of firing super heated bolts of plasma at a target, but at the present moment has the reliability of a medieval cannon.
-Rumors of the development of a new stealth bomber emerges.
-US troops are sent into Mexico to assist the Mexican military and police in the war on cartels. The war on the cartels is to root out all the major cartels in Mexico and also to eliminate the large drug making and smuggling operations there. Drones patrol the skies for signs of any drug smuggling activity, and with both the US and Mexico working to eliminate the trade, much of the illegal trade is squashed out and either forced to relocate or go deep underground.
-The Mexican president is invited to the white house, where The war on the cartels is discussed as well as other pressing matters, they both come to an agreement of closer cooperation over these matters. The US president urges him to clean Mexico of corruption.
-Meanwhile, Mexican immigrants continue to flood into the Southwest US, and are significantly altering the cultural and linguistic makeup of the area.
-President Dick Richardson visits many foreign countries in the Americas, helping to improve relations. A meeting with the Cubans results in demands for the end to the embargo.
-Nuclear power plants are being massively expanded or built across the country, despite protesters saying it is dangerous and oil barons annoyed at the competition. Solar and wind power are implemented as backups.
-Solar and wind turbines are now being exported to other countries.
-Improvement of education is now underway too, much to the joy of many.
-Increasing water shortages means that hydroelectric power is starting to lose locations to expand into.
-The corn lobby begins to demand favorable reforms in order for Americans to continue using corn instead of other goods.
-Anti-Russian demonstrations occur in many cities with multiple Russian consulates being heavily damaged.
-Drones patrol the borders to help spot illegal immigrants. Whilst becoming more effective at preventing them, some are taking more desperate measures to get into the land of the free.
-A poll is made to the people to ask what they want. Many are demanding harsher action against Russia, the return of various freedoms to the American people and economic/social reforms. Crowds demanding most Republican issues are starting to slowly get smaller as the Republican party shifted slightly to the left in order to appeal to more voters. The Democrats meanwhile shift slightly further to the left.

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Zillamaster55 - France

-Aerial patrols over France are stopped. French troops are now simply on standby near the channel, as tensions begin to cool down.
-The French Marines now test the X-F8, a much more reliable version of the FAMAS assault rifle, that is more compact and easily maintained.
-French warships are now adorned with anti-mortar weaponry, the American 'PHALANX' system.
-French carriers near Ireland stand down, and begin to head back to their homeland, carrying the last refugees that are needed. Refugees are no longer leaving, but some are starting to move back as the country recovers.
-France now begins working into the 'Colombe' lightweight-tank, that uses less fuel then its American or Russian counterparts
-SAM sites plastered across France are turned off and returned to bases, alongside PHALANX systems.
-French warships leave the coastlines of both Britannia and Russia, as their embargoes are lifted.
-The French Foreign Legion stands down, and return to their homelands.
-Overall, tensions are cooling down and the people are feeling more comfortable than ever. They are however not wanting a repeat of this ever again, and threaten civil disobedience if it does come back.
-Apologies are sent to both Russia and Britannia, alongside benefits of money and small amounts of oil, as the embargoes are lifted. Britannia is shortly no longer considered an enemy of the state, and the British embassy reopens.
-Importation of oil from the Falklands grinds to a halt, as the French fear the Falklands (now celebrating their 5th anniversary of independence) are too unstable.
-Nuclear power is invested into once more, especially as experiments into fusion continue to show promising results. ¾ of the electricity produced in France is nuclear.
-Police forces begin to be slowly spread out, rather than being concentrated in smaller areas.
-Encouragement of the new solar powered moped invented recently is encouraged by the French government, especially as the weather gets sunnier and warmer. Like all French automobiles, it looks like it was made of folded up cardboard.
-Farm subsidies increase, alongside taxation on fuel in order to press the public into purchasing more fuel-efficient vehicles, or ones that don't rely on oil at all. The farmers become elated and foreign farmers groan more.

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Salricci - Australia

-The military begins to buy military automobiles from China, but requests for small arms falls flat.
-A letter is sent to Greece saying "I LOEV U GREECE". It is given a guarantee that they will assist them if war breaks out.
-Military equipment and cooperation is offered to Greece, whom accept and begin to conduct wargames with the Australian military.
-Australia joins the reformed commonwealth. Australia also asks New Zealand if they want to reform the ANZAC Corps, to which they agree.
-The military budget is put back up to normal levels, and oil begins to be imported from Canada.
-Australia begins to plant as much empty farmland as possible to be a major food exporter. However, the unfavorable conditions for farming in Australia means that its difficult to increase production by increasing the amount of land under the plough.

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Chernobyl426 - India

-Forces are withdrawn from Madagascar, with India claiming that the war is over.
-India sends a small amount of troops to the island of Mauritius, claiming that the general area is one that deserves recognition for overcoming a regional meltdown, delivering the nation weapons and supplies.
-Work begins on producing a larger Air Force, hoping to protect the nation from any rogue attacks from local terrorists.
-A token tank is sent as a gift to the following nations: Iraq, Turkey, Yemen, United Arab Emirates, Reunion (an island owned by France), Mauritius, Thailand, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Jordan, Laos, Vietnam, Somalia and Myanmar.
-Armed forces are sent to Yemen to help manage relief efforts there. Despite this, the country is well past its carrying capacity, and collapsing. The revolution means they suffer greater difficulties.
-India sends a diplomatic group to Iraq to discuss ways of protecting Kuwait as a valuable resource of oil, however, the Kurdistan uprising hampers efforts.
-Discussions with Bangladesh about annexation start, as a largely known territory, the day the annexation occurring on will become an official holiday as the day that two closely linked nations form into one. The massive help given by the country and risk of climate change causing untold damage helps in this.
-Bangladesh agrees to annexation on the first of January 2019.
-Talks also begin with Sri Lanka on ways to prevent piracy and encourage trade.
-Trade with Saudi Arabia and the UAE increases after a series of treaties are signed.
-India suggests to lower Asian countries that Asia should become a relieving area for all of the people who want to escape first-world difficulties of revolution and war. With only a few First-world nations suffering so badly, the idea gains little ground.
-Talks begin with Iraq on the possibility of annexation of Yemen, until the Iranian coup.
-Hydroelectric power stations are built, mainly run off Dibang Dam. They also open separate waterways to allow water continue its travel from China into India.
-The minimum wage is increased, and living standards begin to steadily climb along with the buying of goods.
-Massive subsidies into computers and mobile phones are conducted, resulting in the Indian population quickly adopting phones and computers more now.
-Infrastructure improvements continue to be made, mostly to help improve power supplies and transportation as demand spirals higher. Blackouts are still incredibly common.

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Zambies! - Sweden

-Archimedes I is launched for a moon mission. It doesn't actually carry people onboard, but instead carries a whole load of supplies such as hydroponic equipment for growing food, seeds, supplies of oxygen and building materials. It is hoped the plants that will be grown there that can help further oxygen and food supplies, although water needs are still an issue. Thankfully the presence of water on the moon in the form of ice may provide a viable source.
-A well trained Russian astronaut is sent to help the Swedish in their space program.
-Since most effort of the Swedish government is now focused into space exploration, their projects are doing exceedingly well.

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Ruskie - Argentina

-Air-force and naval reforms are finally completed, bringing it up to par with the other cool cats.
-The Argentine government begins a missile defense project, capable of disabling incoming missiles/ICBMs, equipped with radar coverage of the skies above and around Argentina, equipped with missiles and EMP technology to disable the missiles in mid-air, with dedicated complexes built around the country with EMP shielding. Simply Codenamed/dubbed 'Project Asado sin cocer'. At the moment, the project is in its infancy.
-The Argentine government continues to focus its diplomatic efforts on Chile, Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay and the Falklands.
-As their economies integrate and Pro-Argentine/Pro-Federalist pressure groups press for greater reform and integration, talks of a South American Federation emerge. Their first reform would be the establishment of a central bank and singular currency.
-The immune system drug is now being mass produced in quantities large enough for export, most of them going to the neighboring states.
-As infrastructure improves, much of their infrastructure is now becoming the standard in neighboring countries, which continue to integrate.
-The last of the old Argentinian military hardware is sold off to oil-producing countries. Their declining extraction rates is bringing problems however.
-The Research & Development Department have now completed their projects entirely for 2018 models, which are expected to be finished entirely and the forms filed sometime within the next 6 months:

  1. Guerrero Principal argentino 2018
  2. Tanque de batalla principal argentino 2018
  3. Called the Rifle de batalla argentino 2018
  4. Defensa duro argentino 2018


-Work on the hoverbike continues, which becomes slightly less of a novelty. People still treat it as such however, and play mock jousts on them.

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kamikaze470 - Oman

-Due to events unfolding in Yemen, the military is placed on higher alert, especially as refugees begin to flood in.
-The fallout bunkers are further developed to have their own back-up communications system, and with enough stockpiled resources to last a large city for several months.
-Large amounts of aid are sent to Yemen, along with a army battalion. Despite these measures, a revolution still takes place in Yemen, which is now rapidly collapsing.
-Vertical farms continue to expand, along with infrastructure and telecommunications. These measures are helping the economy, which is starting to worry as the oil in Oman is starting to decline. Natural gas production is still stable however.
-Safety regulations improve, with employers now having to do unfair stuff like making sure machinery doesn't rip peoples hands off.
-Oman hires Western teachers and lecturers from abroad to help educate Omanis better in schools, colleges and universities. Education standards are now remarkably improved.

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Diago21 - Canada

-Production of military hardware continues to increase.
-After helping crush the revolution in the USA, the protectors are brought back to manage affairs in Canada.
-Airport security increases again, making the wait even longer and giving comedians more material.
-The old British Commonwealth has been re-activated thanks to the efforts of Canada, Australia and England.
-All incoming and outgoing flights from Russia have been shut down until further notice, which has resulted in trade declining a bit.
-The pouring of money into bomb shelters is helping usher in a building boom, although people are really wondering if they are a valid use of the countries money.
-As the climate warms up, beetles are now decimating pine tree forests as they march slowly north. The thawing ground is also resulting in saplings spreading north too.
-Hundreds of tiny Earthquakes are felt around the mountains, conspiracy theorists claim that this is due to the Prime Ministers bunker being hollowed out. A picture taken of the mountain shows the loch ness monster on the mountain.
-The 'Vancouverhall' as it's being called has begun and currently on schedule.

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thelurker1234 - Norway

-Expansion of the Norwegian military begins to slow down. Whilst the rate of expansion is decreasing, the actual size still is growing.
-Norway joins the EL once more, hoping to reinvigorate trade in both nations.
-Expansion of hydropower begins, with many hydroelectric dams being built to help provide electricity for the country.
-With the surplus of electricity, infrastructure for electric cars begins to be built up, and people are encouraged to make the switch to electric cars. Jeremy Clarkson calls Norway “A nation of pansies”.
-The police force continues to be improved, whilst firearm laws are loosened up. The greater deregulation of firearms results in nothing happening minus more people doing target practice or hunting.
-This comes at a good time, as oil extraction in Norway is now declining, meaning the price of maintaining oil-using cars is now rising.

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Milkdairy - Croatia

-Croatia is now deploying its new rifle in small numbers. Mass production has started, and the new assault rifle will be the sole general infantry rifle in the Croatian military by the end of the year.
-Croatia starts a mass modernization product, injecting large amounts of expenditure funds into the military.
-The Croatian military has also decided to ramp up its individualized training doctrines to compensate for the lack of numbers in the military.
-By 2020, the entire Croatian Ground army will be instructed in advanced operations combat and maintenance, and recruit expectations are to be risen. The entire Croatian Marine Corps will also be instructed in special operations counter-insurgency, urban, amphibious, coastal, and inland assault doctrines, effectively making the Croatian military an elite force. This will help massively in case the need to fight a much larger army arises.
-Croatia also extensively funds a missile defense program.
-The army is partially demobilized and removed from the cities, lifting the lockdowns. Control is handed back to the local police departments. Protests still pop up here and there though.
-Croatia condemns the USA for embargoing the EL, which is severely hurting the income of Croatia and other countries. Croatia calls for another conference in Zagreb to straighten things out, and US officials are invited.
-Croatia continues to try and tempt Serbia with good incentives for trade, including the production of natural foods, and inexpensive production of electrical cars. Relations remarkably improve, although the country is now becoming more concerned whenever or not to move closer to Croatia or stay with the Ukraine.
-Tourism begins to start up again once tensions cool down in Croatia.
-Croatia suffers an increase of oil prices, although links to the EL help to keep costs down.
-The mayor of Zagreb instructs police to give out instructions to protesters, allowing them to peacefully protest. Protesters are encouraged to keep protesting, as long as they keep it peaceful, and don't litter the streets. Litter is still a problem however, which takes a while for local government officials to clean up.

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Canuhearme? - Iran

-Better personal armor is now under development. A cooling system is implemented into the armor, in which small tubes moving coolant fluid are attached to a small fridge-like machine on the belt. Although its slightly bulky, it massively reduces heat exhaustion. Meanwhile, other hardware for the military is being updated.
-Iran draws up plans for Kurdistan while communicating with major Kurdish leaders on developing the necessary steps for a new state, eventually, they manage to establish the new Kurdish state.
-Insurgent groups however cause massive problems in Iraq, where eventually the Kurds there finally declare independence and join the new Kurdish state. The Iraqi government is then deposed in a coup, with the new government now pro-Kurdish and pro-Iranian, allowing the new nation of Kurdistan to be formed.
-Talks open with Afghanistan and Turkmenistan, discussing opportunities for mining and rights and other economically binding agreements. In the Afghan state, this includes tribal leaders, who are promised military hardware and other manufactured goods.
-All kredits that come into Iran are converted into rials in order for transactions to be carried out.
-Iran thanks Russia for the funding however, using it to build up roads, education, railways, electrical and telecommunications infrastructure plus local industries. No loans are taken however.
-Half of the oil being produced by Iran is now being put into strategic reserves.
-Iran initiates their biofuel industry, focusing on the use of algae to produce biofuels. Feasible mass production is expected to be some time away however.
-Thorium reactors are also being looked into by Iran as a possible source of power.
-Education reforms, modeled off the Omanese system, are now being undertaken by the Iranian government.

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Wealth + Taste - Italy

-Italian Diplomats attend an assembly of the Central Military Command of the Eurasian League in Moscow, and are very impressed. The Italian joint-chiefs-of-staff decide to become full members to help facilitate any military exercises with the EL.
-Military investment ramps up to insane levels. Bidding to out-compete Mussolini's monopoly of insanity, recruitment posters are put up in all major cities and towns. The department of the Navy starts to train an elite regiment of marines, focused on surprise amphibious attacks on coastal areas.
-Any man who wants to join the Italian military is given a fair salary (even more than the minimum wage) and a wide variety of benefits to encourage recruitment. The removal of many welfare system prompts a lot of protests, although many unemployed people join the army.
-As new members of the EL, rifles from Poland are quickly bought up for all branches of the service. Zhukov Main Battle Tanks are also purchased from the Russians, to serve alongside the old Ariete and Leopard Is that have been in service since the 1990s.
-Italian aircraft begin to be refitted for larger payloads of a new type of bomb, rumored to be a new model of napalm bomb.
-The Italian Navy and Air Force are maintained at their current level, however some divisions are disbanded and made into army regiments.
-Italy officially joins the Eurasian League. Italy extends hands to all EL countries and cuts ties with DC ones. Britannia gets similar treatment, the Italians citing that the British are fascists. The European Union then kicks the Italians out, much for the same reasons they kicked out the British.
-Italy adopts the kredit to further facilitate trade and growth with the EL, the switch of currencies and abandonment of the EU results in a lot of economic turmoil for a while.
-Italian Industry is still encouraged, with all healthy Italian males not enlisted in the army encouraged to either start their own company or join a current one. A lot of the smaller companies set up by people earlier go bankrupt however.
-All Democratic Coalition countries as well as Britannia are blockaded, with trade restricted to members of the EL and non-DC nations. This helps to make the economy stagnate further, but the good news is they have access to the goody bag of cheap(er) Russian oil.
-Trade deals are made with Poland and Russia, exchanging money and goods for tanks and rifles.
-Parliament members are now limited to a maximum of 3 2-year terms. It is hoped this will reduce corruption in the Italian government. This has the intended effect, although a few things left by Berlusconi are still lingering around.

Turn 13: January to July 2018

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Events from January to July 2018:

-Europe is now protected by a continent-wide missile defence system, developed and deployed by the US military. This has been established in phases between 2011 and 2018 (This does not protect against ICBMS however).
-Following many years of diplomatic talks, a unified African Central Bank has been established. This represents a crucial step towards a more stable and developed Africa.
-The long-awaited successor to the Hubble Space Telescope is launched. Its primary mirror has a collecting area six times larger than Hubble.
-A drug that lets people eat whatever they want without gaining weight is being developed. This works by "switching off" the fat insulin receptor gene.
-The City Circle Line opens in Copenhagen, this new line is a substantial upgrade, with 17 new stations covering major parts of the city centre.
-By 2018, the majority of large hospitals in the developed world use a robotic surgeon on at least a semi-regular basis. South Korea in particular is leading the way in this field, with almost every hospital in the nation using them routinely. Despite being another profession threatened by automation, hospital surgery remains a primarily human undertaking for now. Robotic operations are still in their infancy, requiring the presence and supervision of doctors and other personnel.
-Robot insect spies are in military use, these "micro aerial vehicles" - no larger than a common house fly - have been in development for over a decade. One of the major hurdles was creating sufficient battery power in such a small object, as well as keeping them light enough to remain airborne. The robots are used in spying missions, where they quite literally serve as a "fly on the wall" - recording and transmitting audio-visual information.
-South Africa and Angola are now ecologically dead zones.
-Food and fuel prices begin to rise sharply this year, due to both a decline in agricultural output, a decline in oil output, and the EL oil protectionist policies ending.
-A coup occurs in Iraq, and the new government cuts off ties with Iran. The Kurdish state demands they retain independence for their people, which Iraq refuses to recognise. War begins between the two states, with Kurdistan demanding Iranian help and Iraq offering Russia massive quantities of oil in return for military assistance.
-The transatlantic cable TAT14 connecting the Americas to Europe is damaged by an unknown party, causing a lot of communications to go into disarray. The blame is placed on a Norweigian fishing vessel.

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ThePinkPanzer - Russia

-Russia hosts the FIFA World Cup, this being the first time Russia has hosted the World Cup.
-The Russians finally decide to leave Africa. They decide to make their presence there known by leaving landmines, burning down all forests they can find, pouring pollutants and toxins into the ground and rivers and destroying every last building and molehill they can find. The land only produces corpses now. Many species of animals and plants have been driven to, or have become outright extinct. Humans meanwhile are fleeing the afflicted zone to neighbouring countries, or dying.
-The military budget in Russia skyrockets, matching the American one. This comes at a heavy cost, and the Russian state is being forced to take away funds used in economic development and social services.
-New anti tank rounds and anti-air defences are pioneered, and begin construction across the county. Nuclear weapons are also brought into orbit.
-A fence is built around Falklandian and other countries settlements and research stations in Antarctica. The rest of the continent is occupied by the Russian military. However, the British arrive and occupy parts of it themselves.
-Russia continues to pressure EL members to join the joint military command HQ in Moscow.
-The embargo on Democratic coalition nations is lifted, finally bringing oil prices in both entities to the same level. They then begin to rise.
-The Kredit continues to be pushed to EL members, but many countries enacting this begin to suffer civil unrest.
-The state of emergency ends, and KGB members scour the nation looking for Chechen rebels. They are crushed.
-In St Petersburg, 2 explosions are heard, followed up by a small team of United States special forces shooting at various people before fleeing the city. The police eventually apprehends them near the outskirts once helicopters are utilised, but the KGB very quickly takes all special forces into custody once captured by the police. The police complain about the KGB refusing to help until the capture.
-Nuclear defence drills begin all over Russia, with the military HQ and government given secondary hiding locations in Siberia in case of nuclear war. All anti-air defences are on 24/7 alert, and all nuclear missiles are primed.-Cyberattacks occur on Russian infrastructure. French flags are pasted over Russian websites and a lot of sensitive data is either leaked or lost. People online post videos of Russian atrocities in South Africa.
-With this and rising food and fuel prices, along with most money diverted to military affairs, and inspired by events in America, people pour into the streets in the largest protests to date, demanding nuclear arms and military size reductions plus sweeping socioeconomic reforms to fix all the ills afflicting Russia.
-Cruise missiles with EMP warheads target critical Air Defence systems to make gaps in the AA and anti missile defence system exploitable. This happens on June 30th.
-Conventional warfare between the USA and Russia begins, with ground forces starting to fight.
-Late at night B-4 Stealth High Altitude Stealth bombers, B-2 Spirit's, and other Stealth Aircraft make a deep penetrating strike, attacking Air force bases, Anti Aircraft Systems, nuclear Silos, and SCUD launchers.
-EMP bombs are dropped on Russian Military Communication hubs at the same time as the above attack
-Russians respond with nuclear tipped missiles on the American aircraft.
-Many American aircraft lost.
-Although a lot of defences are heavily damaged, the Russians scramble and begin to attack American defences with their forces.
-National panic begins. All protests are broken up, and dissidents are arrested. The Duma passes an emergency powers act.

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HeavyGuy - Poland

-Research into the H-1 proceeds smoothly this year, showing promising results for the next.
-An AMDS (Anti-Missile Defence System), which has the purpose of shooting down nuclear missiles before they reach their target, is now underway, following similar programs undergoing in other countries.
-South Africa is told to stop threatening to nuke Poland, then are told that "We'll bang, okay?". The ambassador clearly has a sense of humour, for he did not return the punch he was given.
-Nuclear defence shelters begin construction throughout the country, along with sirens. The entire country is gripped with fear.
-Protests pour onto the streets as food and fuel prices rise, people are demanding this situation be resolved, and are demanding Poland stay out of international conflict.

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Satansick - South Africa

-With nuclear missiles pointed at Moscow, the Russians reluctantly leave the continent, leaving behind carbon, toxins and ruins.
-Touted as a great victory by the government and neighbouring countries, the South African government relocates back home, whilst maintaining The Congo as a near substate.
-Uranium mining begins, partly for export, and partly to build new ICBMS with British help.
-Drug manufacture also begins, with the South African government looking to produce the Argentinian drugs.
-Reconstruction begins slowly, as due to the war much of the country has been ruined beyond repair. Landmines kill both South Africans and Red cross volunteers. The lack of food and fuel makes this more difficult.
-Despite the best attempts, very little is repaired in the wake of the Russians leaving, and people continue to emigrate to other African states. They, and the states they go to, have an absolute bitter hatred of everything Russian now. The few Russian people that live in these countries are murdered, and embassies are destroyed in riots. The rising food and fuel prices are blamed heavily on the Russians.
-The Angolan puppet government put in place by the Russians is overthrown by the Congolese army, whom proceed to quickly occupy the rest of the country.

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Robbi - Britannia

-In development since the 80s, Crossrail is finally opened this year. One of Europe's largest ever transport projects, this boosts London's subway capacity by over 10%, bringing huge regenerative benefits.
-Sanctions are placed on Iceland, demanding they pay their debts or else military action will take place. Iceland ignores them and NATO promises to protect them. With events in Russia and America, this becomes irrevelant.
-Research is conducted into a new generation of combat weaponry and armour.
-The British secret service begins to clamp down even tighter, checking for any spies or funny business going on.
-Some factories and farms by this stage are completely automated, save for a skeleton staff who maintain and run the machinery. This is a tiny minority of the total number of farms and industries throughout the country however.
-Peacekeepers and aid workers are sent to South Africa to help repair the devastation to the country.
-Nuclear missile stockpiles begin to build up again, in conjunction with the South Africans.
-Since the Russians claim Antarctica, the British decide to claim the Arctic. This claim crosses over that of Greenland, Norway, Canada, USA and Russia. Nonetheless, they start drilling for oil.
-Britannia also sends the military to the Falklands holdings to back up their claims, and dismantle the fences.
-After extensive searching in the North Sea, the last oil reserve is discovered, and subsequent drilling begins.
-However, prices continue to rise, and research is conducted into alternative energy sources to help prepare for the impending future.
-Violent riots begin to appear throughout the country, the people demanding democratic reforms. Many of them are crushed, but rising prices of food and fuel seems to be affecting them.

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Mr. Face - China

-Military hardware continues to be sold to the Ukraine, along with solar panels.
-Collaboration with India continues with regards to hydroelectric power and water supplies, meeting both countries needs fairly.
-Investment into Australian businesses continues.
-The United States is reprimanded for trying to cause nuclear war, with China declaring they will remain neutral in the case of conflict.
-Calls for all nations to follow in China's footsteps begins. China pleads with them to cut their dependency on oil and begin looking for alternatives. Many nations are starting to make the switch this year due to oil shocks.
-Hydrogen and electric cars are promoted by the Chinese government, and production of them continues to rise.
-Nuclear reactors are under construction to help fuel the new megacities in China, especially as demands on the powergrids continue to climb.
-Windfarms are built in the rural areas, although locals complain about them ruining the landscape.
-The Chinese car market has now expanded significantly, providing cars to Chinese citizens and to first world nations that have infrastructure for hydrogen and electric cars.
-Due to rising food and fuel prices, people are starting to demand the Chinese government take actions to reduce the effects of both.

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Sega Saturn - Ukraine

-A new variation of the T-100 Tank is derived using the samples sent by China. The new "T-KU Koshevoy" is designed to be assembled in Ukraine, with many parts being imported in bulk from China to save money.
-The URZ begins work on a modular ballistic face mask and announces a cooperative research agreement with China.
-The United States is denounced and removed from the Coalition for its planning of the Moscow nuclear attack.
-The puppet-government currently controlling Iraq are told to hold a referendum to the Iraqi people to see if they'd prefer to be under Iranian leadership, or Iraqi leadership. The new government after the second coup refuse to, and the Democratic Coalition declares the current government of Iraq as illegitimate. As Iraq and Kurdistan go to war, Kurdistan demands assistance from Iran.
-The completion date of Coalition Tower is set for the second half of 2020.
-Regulation of genetic research is dropped considerably in hopes that scientists may develop a biological power source within the next two years. They proceed to laugh uncontrollably at what the hell is meant by a biological power source.
-Economic integration with Serbia continues.
-Government ministers, angry about the T-KU missing the Romanian war games, demand a more systematic approach to military developments. They approve the creation of URZ, an organization similar to DARPA. The condensing of weapons development to a single government office reduces running costs somewhat. The savings are placed into solar power development.

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KriegsMar1ne - USA

-Faced with growing energy shortages and rising energy demands, the US has begun drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), located in northeastern Alaska.
-The Transbay Transit Center is completed in San Francisco, massively reducing the strain on transport systems already existing for the swelling population of California.
-The 200 megaton nuclear bomb is submitted to scans from equipment to scan for any signs of the Nano Bots. It is found clear and is armed.
-Iodine tablets are issued to the populace.
-The Military fully mobilises.
-All regular peacetime functions of government are suspended, and all those in government move to bunkers.
-Immigration and emigration is shut down entirely.
-Iodine is stockpiled in preparation.
-A trade agreement with Iran is struck. Iran gives the US a favourable oil deal and in exchange America begins helping Iran in its Bio-Fuel research, US also gives Iran Solar, Wind, and Nuclear power technologies.
-Mexico, and all the other central American countries are invited into a economic alliance, as well as Columbia, Brazil, and Venezuela. They all refuse excepting Mexico.
-Water desalination plants are set up along the coasts, but they require massive amounts of energy, resulting in fuel prices skyrocketing.
-Rolling blackouts occur in America, especially in Florida.
-A plan is drawn up for a large "canal" that spans From North Virginia to Colorado. No work is carried out.
-Work into making nuclear reactors smaller begin.
-A lot of irrigation systems collapse this year, the working systems suffer due to rolling blackouts and spiralling fuel prices.
-Many American owned oil wells and pipelines are discovered to have been damaged or blocked by foreign agents.
-In a last ditch attempt, prisoners are pulled out of prisons into work camps, working to plant trees and repair ecological damage.
-American dams are also badly damaged, and some collapse, flooding areas of land, reducing water supplies and energy supplies too.
-The trees die due to a lack of water, and crops throughout America die in their heaps. The heavy farming machinery breaks up the dried out ground, which turns to dust and blows in the wind, and dustballs until the midwest dries out.
-With the lack of feed and water for animals, massive herds of livestock begin to be slaughtered. Dairy and meat prices rise.
-Trucks and locomotives which moved goods and food around are now suffering due to oil shortages.
-An exodus of people from the Midwest begins, especially after water rationing comes in to help save the farms.
-The FBI, CIA, TSA, NSA, Homeland Security and other government agencies beef up their security immensely, with full background checks for all members.
-A massive spy hunt is underway now, and they discover that Croatian and Russian agents worked together to damage water supplies and oil pipelines. There are implications the whole EL may have been involved.
-Indian agents are discovered to have damaged the dams as well, and to have enlisted help from disloyal citizens.
-Italian agents are found in the CDC facilities in Atlanta, Georgia. They are discovered to have released an anthrax virus. They are captured and tortured for information.
-An attack occurs in NYC's railway station, the 4 suicide bombers are discovered to have Polish ties, despite Americans nearby thinking it was an Islamic attack and proceeding to burn down a mosque.
-The agents above are all executed and sent back to their respective home countries.
-Signs are put up on the border of Mexico stating that trespassing into the United States of America could result in the use of deadly force. Sound sensors are also placed on the border to detect any movement.
-Mexicans finally stop trying to cross the border. Some start to cross in the other direction.
-Tourists also receive background checks. Russian tourists are declined entry to the US. All connection to Russia is cut, such as Internet, Phone, Trade, Money, Mail, Tourism, Immigration, etc.
-With all these events going on, people pour into the streets demanding the military dictatorship end and economic reforms. Protests swell to massive sizes, and riots are occurring on a daily basis.
-Operation Olympus is carried out in response to spy activity ruining the United States. It begins on July 14th.
-Cruise missiles with EMP warheads target critical Air Defence systems to make gaps in the AA and anti missile defence system exploitable. This happens on July 15th.
-Conventional warfare between the USA and Russia begins, with ground forces starting to fight.
-Late at night B-4 Stealth High Altitude Stealth bombers, B-2 Spirit's, and other Stealth Aircraft make a deep penetrating strike, attacking Air force bases, Anti Aircraft Systems, nuclear Silos, and SCUD launchers.
-EMP bombs are dropped on Russian Military Communication hubs at the same time as the above attack
-Russians respond with nuclear tipped missiles anti-air missiles on the American aircraft.
-Many American aircraft lost.
-The United States declares DEFCON 1.
-US troops are sent to the borders, while national guard ICBM interceptors are placed on high alert. The American Anti Missile defence system is activated and placed on the highest readiness level. Troops are placed in fortified nuclear bunkers. The Navy is also sent out to shoot down any incoming Russian planes and Missiles.
-People in major cities are urged to evacuate into the countryside and mountains and former bomb shelters. All military bunkers (Cheyenne Mountain, Other underground Govt/Military bunkers etc.) are sealed closed.
-National panic begins on July 15th. People begin to flee to safety or make improvised nuclear shelters.
-Russians begin to respond with conventional warfare methods. Aircraft attack American defences and aircraft. The Americans retain air superiority at home however.
-The president is launched in Operation looking glass. The Plane is protected by a wing of elite F-35 pilots.
-The order to launch nuclear missiles is scheduled to happen shortly on the 16th.

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Zillamaster55 - France

-Production of the 'Colombe' tank begins, as it is set to replace the M1A1 Abrams
-The X-F8 continues to undergo testing, showing positive results.
-The 'Titan' warship is now under construction, designed to be a super-carrier capable of carrying 2-3 C-130 planes or over 50 assorted fixed and rotary wing aircraft.
-France leaves the DC and stays out of the EL.
-Oman is now an ally, and any attacks on Omani soil will be considered an attack on France.
-France sends a plea for nuclear disarmament to the UN, who say that it is an important issue, and that all nuclear armed nations (Including France) must disarm.
-Diplomats rush to the USA and Russia to beg them to stay out of nuclear war. Both shove the French aside.
-The France elect a new president Alan Liberté, of the Socialist party as leader.
-Teachers and police undergo new training methods and are given pay rises.
-'Cultural Etiquette' is now a required class for 12 year students, that teaches basics of dining, conversational and business cultures around the world, snobs rejoice.
-Business schools expand rapidly as some restrictions on small business are lifted.
-With nuclear power popular, wind and solar is utilised to help wean the country off fossil fuels.
-Non-Efficient vehicles (aside from Planes or Boats) are taxed heavily, with a 15% increase on the owner's income tax. This is an unpopular move among truck drivers, but helps get the French state some more cash and promotes green energy to the people.
-Alliance day is created, celebrating French and Omani relations.
-A few small protests occur, mostly campaigning about events worldwide. France is well shielded due to their focus into agriculture and dependence on nuclear power.

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Salricci - Australia

-Australia begins military wargames with the new ANZAC corps in New Zealand and Australia to improve Urban and Desert combat.
-Military robots are now being imported in large numbers from Japan, with some even being able to manage basic combat.
-The ANZAC corps is sent to Yemen to help the Omanis restore order to the area.
-Chinese weaponry is now integrated into the Australian military as one of the standard arms.
-Australia announces to the commonwealth that they do not want nuclear arms from the UK. New Zealand follows this up with a similar agreement.
-Australia informs the United States that they have fucked up.
-Trade deals are set up with Italy, helping both countries economies to slowly prosper.
-Hydroelectric dams begin to be slowly built, but few locations for them exist.
-Oil is now being imported from Canada, despite this, food and fuel prices are slowly rising. People grumble but nothing major occurs.

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Chernobyl426 - India

-The military is put on standby, with the government claiming that the Middle East is undergoing severe strain and destabilisation at the moment.
-The remains of the Iraqi government is helped to relocate to the Maldives where they exist as a government in exile.
-Refugees are taken from Yemen to be sent to the Maldives, with the Indian government withdrawing support for Yemen by claiming it is hopeless.
-India declares Iran and Kurdistan hostile nations who plan to invade Afghanistan, Israel, and Pakistan next.
-They proceed to send a small detachment of government officials to Israel, Afghanistan, and Pakistan claiming that if Iran is not sanctioned along with Kurdistan, the Middle East will fall.
-A diplomat is sent to the USA to demand something be done in the Middle East, but he is blocked along with the French diplomats.
-Taxes on the upper classes rise slightly, whilst efforts are made to increase wages for the lowest echelons of society. The middle class starts to grow.
-In collaboration with China, work on energy sourced from hydroelectric dams and wind power is made to satisfy Indias hunger for energy.
-Rising food and fuel costs due to international events results in massive protests throughout India, with people demanding cheaper food.
-The protests stop growing after massive efforts to alleviate energy problems and food prices are made. They are still sizeable however.

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Zambies! - Sweden

-Sweden prepares for open combat in the Baltic. With whom they are intending to fight, is not specified.
-The royal family and leading government ministers head onto ships, sailing for Iceland.

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Ruskie - Argentina

-The Argentine government continues 'Project Asado sin cocer'
-The Argentine government begins to produce and implement the four projects into the Argentine military;
--GPA-2018 (Replacing the current fighter jets)
--TDPA-2018 (Replacing the TAM MBT)
--RBA-2018 (Replacing the current Rifles in use)
--DDA-2018 Active Defense System [Hard Kill] (To be placed on tanks, other Armoured vehicles and helicopters)
--By July, all four of the projects have been completed.
-The Argentinian government pays PMC forces to look after Falklandian holdings in the Antarctic.
-They proceed to send a small military force down to protect Argentine assets.
-The South American Confederation is formed between Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay and the Falklands. This union is mostly concerned with matters of a central bank and universal currency, which they begin to slowly plan out.
-A report is compiled on introduction of the Kredit, it says introduction would be negative as it would give Russia control of Argentinian finance.
-The Research & Development Department Begin working on new projects after getting wasted at a big party.

  1. Memristors
  2. Nanotechnology and Nanocomputing
  3. Wireless power Transsmission
  4. Fusion Power Generation


-They also continue work on the hoverbike, now advancing in practical terms from novelty item into a segway for rich people.
-The Argentine government holds a referendum on Joining the Eurasian league, or continuing to go in the current direction of staying out of international affairs. The people overwhelmingly vote to stay out.

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kamikaze470 - Oman

-Several divisions are sent to Yemen to help maintain order.
-The Arabian league is encouraged to send support to Yemen to help prevent it collapsing.
-Oman then pledges to guarantee the sovereignty of Yemen and the UAE, condemning India for their actions.
-Engineers are sent to build vertical farms and to fire silver iodide rockets to encourage rainfall. A ban is also enacted on Qat, which consumes 40% of the countries water supplies.
-The Yemeni government agrees to a ceasefire, as the alternative is complete collapse. They are then forced to gradually adopt Omani style reforms.
-Despite this, Yemen practically becomes run by Oman, which is struggling along with Saudi Arabia to manage refugees and to repair the country. Rebels are still numerous.
-Back home, vertical farming and manufacture of consumer goods slowly increases along with infrastructure improvements.
-Omani based companies have corporate taxes slashed, and Omani industry begins to expand. Foreign companies start to lose out.
-Class sizes begin to slowly shrink, and more western teachers are hired. Their influence is starting to affect the views of the young. Parents and older people are starting to hold protests and demand reversal of these actions.

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Diago21 - Canada

-Production of military hardware continues to expand, and the Arvo arrow project is restarted.
-Talks continue with Denmark to annex Greenland. Denmark states that Greenland wishes to retain independence.
-Canadian ports are closed to all members of the Eurasian League.
-A large number of businesses in Greenland are bought, and economic integration with the country begins.
-Bomb shelters begin to be constructed with the intention of practically housing the entire country.
-Some are also constructed in the Greenlandic capital.
-Most oil is now being exported to Commonwealth countries, along with some to the United States and China. Massive profits are being reaped as prices rise.
-The earthquakes have increased slightly, they have become so bad that, that there are reports that a small sign was knocked over.
-New Years celebrations get out of control once the issue of higher food prices becomes especially severe and squads of protectors are needed to patrol the streets of Vancouver, Montreal and Ontario. The protests slowly wither away, but food imports have severely declined.
-Canada begins a massive investigation to recover it's stolen syrup, many believe it to be a massive conspiracy and believe that the government was in on it all along.
-Oil reserves begin to be kept in Canada in an undisclosed location.

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thelurker1234 - Norway

-Military hardware begins improvement, hoping to replace ageing designs.
-Turkey is told that they will receive Norwegian support if they do not wish to release Kurdistan. Turkey says they will release some parts of it to quell the Kurdish rebels.
-Construction of desalination plants by Norway in Yemen begins, after tense negotiations with the rebels.
-On national television, Jeremy Clarkson is told to fuck himself. He is then given a Tatra 613, the importer took him for a spin down some country lanes for the most terrifying drive of his life. A car the size of a village shop but with a huge 4.4-litre, 90-degree, air-cooled V8 petrol engine hanging out the back and no ABS, traction control or airbags. It slams into a tree and kills him instantly.
-Norway continues investment into electric cars, proclaiming that in 10 years all cars in the country shall use electricity derived from solar, wind and nuclear.
-Rising food prices causes some grumbles among people.

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Milkdairy - Croatia

-The new infantry rifle is completely deployed. It replaces the old infantry rifle.
-The new military reforms aimed at making the Croatian military an elite force is projected for 2020.
-The Croatian R&D department starts research on plasma weaponry. The design is said to be far more effective than the USA's shitty design that doesn't even have an effective stabilizer. A working prototype will be finished by 2022.
-Similar research begins on weaponry that can operate in space as well, although it is asked who will be on the receiving end of them in space.
-Croatia pressures Serbia more and more to set up a large trade agreement with them, offering to license the early version of Croatia's new infantry rifle, which is far more modern, reliable, and effective than the AK-74s that Ukraine is supplying them with. Serbia agrees to buy the Croatian weapons after some testing.
-Research is conducted into genetic modification, with scientists fucking around with both plants and animals to produce better breeds. Cloning is also conducted to some scale, and vertical farming is highly discouraged in Croatia.
-Despite this, food prices rise and people begin to complain.
-Croatian scientists also appear on international television to state that the cloning equipment was not just for animals, and Croatia has proved the concept to be effective for producing cheap, healthy, and natural food. People are naturally horrified by scientists fucking around with their food supplies, although rising prices makes them more accepting of the idea.
-Croatia is starting a project for several space related things, and is ramping up their space development A new launching system is also created with lighter materials used in spacecraft designs. Costs due to rocket fuel slowly decline.
-Currently there's a manned commercial mining design, a military design, and an exploration design. All these projects are slated to be finished and ready for use by 2023. After which, they can be used by Croatia or sold for export.
-Scientists begin to look into the possibility of interstellar travel. It is declared that this is in the realm of science fiction for the 21st century.

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Canuhearme? - Iran

-Refrigeration modules for armour begin a slow process of miniaturization.
-With improving algae cultivation, the Iranian R&D develops an edible strain of nutrient/calorie-rich algae that can be consumed in bar form. It is in a prototype stage at the moment, and horribly expensive, much like meat grown in petri dishes (which are slightly cheaper and being regularly eaten by upper class people at the moment).
-The Iranian government pressures the Iraqi one to hold a referendum. However, a coup displaces the Iraqi government, which is committed to gaining control of Kurdistan one more. This new government refuses to hold a referendum, and severs all diplomatic links with Iran.
-Talks begin with Turkey to cede land to Kurdistan. Although reluctant, Turkey acknowledges they will cede some land over the next few years as a stop gap measure to calm down Kurds within their country.
-Talks with neighbours goes well generally for Iran, mostly setting up good trading deals and loosening up border controls.
-Oil exports to the USA begins, which helps drive up prices in Russia as exports decline and helps to slow down price rises in the USA, despite this, prices continue to rise.
-Israel agrees with Iran to hold diplomatic conferences to ensure neutrality between the two nations and prevent war.
-Heavy investment into infrastructure and industry development, alongside working on developing high-tech industries favouring the construction of robotics, software, and solar/wind-energy machinery proceeds this year.
-Mining is also made less restrictive, allowing mining for deposits in areas where it was once banned.
-Mass production of algae biofuels begin, although the procedure is costly and in early stages of development at the moment.
-Expansion of nuclear power begins heavily during this time, hoping to produce more energy.
-Ambitious plans for massive solar arrays are laid out, and construction begins.
-Although westernisation is continuing well, dissent is starting to slowly increase, especially as food prices rise. Many are starting to demand westernisation slow down.

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Wealth + Taste - Italy

-All Italian males are made to fill out draft cards; however, the military draft is not yet in effect. Females are now allowed to work in any role, except front-line infantry, however they still cannot be drafted.
-Mass Military training exercises for the army begin, focusing on quick movement with mobilized infantry and combined arms shock-and-awe tactics. The new Zhukov Main battle tanks begin to be adopted by the armour corps and the polish rifles soon become a staple in the military. Meanwhile, the Navy and the newly formed Italian Marine Corps practice at sea, focusing on quick raid-like attacks on coastal areas as well as guerilla tactics and stealth warfare.
-Embargoes are lifted on all DC countries. The only countries still being blocked are the USA and Britannia.
-Several of the larger corporations in each industry begin to work together to help maximize profits. In industrial Japan, this practice was known as a "zaibatsu". The Italian government does nothing to stop it and encourages it.
-All able-bodied and mentally capable people who do not have jobs are forced to do hard work for the government at least 3 days out of the week in exchange for welfare payment. This is to encourage Italians to either join the workforce or join the military. Mentally and physically handicapped still receive full government benefits, and consequently more time is spent making sure these people really are deficient.
-Many massive protests begin once food and fuel prices rise beyond what the government offers in payment, with some riots even beginning over it.
-The government raises the minimum wage slightly as a concession, but people are still angry over food and fuel shortages, complaining that all the spending in the military and removal of welfare rights is making this worse.
-Italian citizens with university degrees are offered special incentives to become officers in the Italian military, including pay raises and a sign-in bonus. This is to encourage smart young Italians to join the military and use their brains effectively. A massive number begin to sign up, especially as the number of adults with degrees is fairly high.

Turn 14: July to December 2018

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Events from July to December 2018:

-In developed nations, many of the day-to-day routines in the home are becoming automated. Fridges, for instance, can be programmed to order new food before they become empty. In addition to being linked with their user's home network, the majority of cars now have Internet access and speech recognition as standard.
-The Thunderbolt data transfer system can now achieve 100 Gbit/s,
-The first successful attempt is made to retrieve samples from Earth's mantle.The experiment was conducted by a Brazilian research team.
-Biofuels are generating enormous interest. Spikes in fossil fuel prices, the urgent need for energy independence, government subsidies and concern over greenhouse gas emissions have all driven the growing market for fuels such as ethanol, propanol, butanol, biodiesel, biomass and organic oil-based compounds.
-By 2018, demand for alternative energy has spurred the industry to new heights. Ethanol production has been ramped up worldwide, now surpassing $100bn in value, compared to $35bn just a decade earlier. Brazil remains a leading producer and user of ethanol, more than doubling its exports to 16bn gallons.
-Africa is now becoming a major exporter of biofuels through international corporations, particularly in Mozambique and Tanzania.
-Despite some attempts at preservation of Nigerian rainforests, a resource-hungry population and its growing economy were unable to halt the tide of destruction. The bulk of Nigeria's rainforests eventually disappeared, the last few pockets having vanished by this stage.
-Over a period of an hour and a half, from approximately 1:45am until 3:10am on July 17th, over eighteen thousand nuclear weapons were detonated across the Northern Hemisphere.
-Due to extensive damage or proximity to such damage, Estonia, Latvia, Finland, Lithuania, Belarus, and Mexico declare a state of emergency.
-The predictions of a nuclear winter, however, come up short. Only a 10°C drop is noted. The dust cover blocked out the sun for several days, but within a few weeks, it dissipated and cloud patterns returned to normal by mid-August
-Predictions of nuclear summer are more likely however. Due to the mass burning of CO2, release of greenhouse gases and nitrogen oxides and a reduced ozone layer the winter this year is exceptionally mild.
-Vast areas of North America, Russia, and many parts of China are uninhabitable. Radiation levels dropped with the predicted two weeks fall-out pattern, but irradiated regions and areas where toxic chemicals have been spilled remain lethal to humans. Several nuclear reactors in the USA, Russia and China experience critical meltdowns and explode, releasing additional radiation into the atmosphere.
-North and South Korea have agreed to unification and to seal off the border with China, in order to prevent refugees flooding them and to act as Koreans in this time of difficulty.
-Belarus falls to revolution. Finland and the Baltic states close their borders, yet refugees flood in. Many freeze to death in the cold expanses of the north.
-Cancer rates in the northern hemisphere skyrocket. The young and old are the target of radiation poisoning, which thankfully begins to decline after several months.
-With the global economy collapsing due to the war, not to mention many nations becoming insular, its not the question of peak oil anymore or stagflation, the question is on preventing collapse.
-A attempted coup occurs in Kurdistan, but fails. The Kurdistan government blames India for this action, and declares war.
-The price of oil in Commonwealth countries is starting to rise slower than in other countries.

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ThePinkPanzer - Russia

-Russia is declared war upon by the United States and China. Both states then mobilise their reserves, and start moving in on the country. In response, the Russians fire their entire nuclear stockpile at both states.
-The country declares emergency, and starts to set out evacuation zones for people. Most of the intended survivors are meant for either the Ukraine or Poland.
-The first American and Chinese missiles arrive. Tactical areas are targeted first, such as military bases, airfields, bunkers and dockyards.
-The nuclear exchange escalates, the switch to strategic weaponry is made.
-Moscow is hit directly by a 200 megaton bomb. The damage is absolute, the fireball literally sterilising the entire city and turning most items to a fine ash or dust. The shockwave travels as far as the Baltic states, the galeforce winds smashing in windows and ripping roofs off.
-Massive damage to telecommunications systems and electrical infrastructure.
-In the first minutes, the bombs, shockwaves and assorted damage kills around 14 million people.
-Command and control links have degenerated in chaos.
-Fires, lethal radiation doses, crushes in panics, burns, murders, looting, executions and dehydration along with starvation leads to 90 million dead by Christmas. Barely 50 million are left alive.
-After Doomsday, significant parts of Russia have been utterly destroyed. Very few of the Russian officials in Europe and Central Asia have survived the attack, leaving its small remaining population essentially in a state of anarchy. Siberia and the Russian Far East however have survived the blunt of doomsday much better and several of its leaders along with most of it population are still alive.
-With loss of communications, many of the Russian federal subjects are on the verge of declaring independence.
-Many people are fleeing to the border countries of Russia, particularly the Ukraine and Poland. The Ukraine is also extending their borders to encompass Russian areas in which central government has collapsed. Aid is provided by India to help in rebuilding.

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HeavyGuy - Poland

-The Polish army mobilises, prepared for any military action it may be required in.
-Poland announces it will now stay neutral in all international conflicts (unless Poland itself is attacked) because the people demand it.
-Poland calls for America and Russia to stand down in terms of nuclear weapons, and states that if a war is fought, it should be fought with conventional weapons only, this plea falls on deaf ears.
-Poland quickly subsidizes agriculture in an attempt to battle rising food prices. Of little effect in the short term it is helping to slow down price rises.
-Poland, still head over tits about nuclear shit, begins research of nuclear power. They announce they will only use it for power, not for weapons. Wind and Solar power are also looked into.
-Although many people initially flee to nuclear shelters, they begin to leave shortly after, as no nuclear bombs have been detonated in Poland. Fallout is still a major risk however.
-Propaganda is distributed reading "we may suffer nuclear attack but pololdbnds resloves shud nto be uanderisetmkate! POLOND STRONK".
-The Polish president informs the public that they should not fear a nuclear war, and that the measures being put in place are to save them in the event it happens.
-Polish production rapidly switches over to industrial agriculture, with every scrap of land turned over to food production. People move to the farms to assist in this, and emergency stockpiles of food are established.
-The ambulance crews are made more better looking than ever before, making injured people feel a lot better while driving to hospital.
-Food protests occur anyways, especially as refugees from eastern Europe begin to slowly trickle into Poland and tax its food supplies. Unemployment is not quite so much a big issue, as many people have been employed by the public sector to work in agriculture. Demands to nationalise all industry and agriculture until the disaster is over are suggested.

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Satansick - South Africa

-The military regroups, and sets to work on salvaging any military equipment they can find and help with reconstruction.
-Foreign aid doesn't arrive. The nuclear war ended all chances of getting aid. Most of Africa is on her own now.
-Formal apologies are made to Italy and Poland over threats of war.
-Clean up efforts are focused on the removal of toxic spills and landmines along with the building of infrastructure. Agricultural production is massively ramped up, in order to feed the hungry population.
-Some limited attempts are made at rebuilding industry and mining.
-Propaganda broadcasts give alot of attention to South Africas victory over big mean Russia and motivates people to volunteer in rebuilding efforts. Many also work in “indentured servitude” in order to help with reconstruction.
-Due to the utter destruction of the country before the nuclear war and economic collapse, South Africa comes off relatively well, as little interdependence exists to be broken by war. Most people live and work as though its the early industrial revolution again, albeit with mobile phones.

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Robbi - Britannia

-The Royal navy sends several cruisers and an aircraft carrier to Iceland. They are given 24 hours to decide on what to do, and are then subsequently invaded. Despite warning, the Icelandic military force is no match for the British, and after seven hours of occupation and bombing, the Icelandic government sues for peace. NATO and other alliances are unable to help, as they have either collapsed or are too busy with the American, Chinese and Russian conflict.
-Iceland is annexed by Britannia.
-Military hardware for infantry has become advanced to this stage whereby a fluid is used inside the body armour of a soldier, allowing extra mobility. On impact, it hardens to prevent bullet penetration. However, the armour is quite heavy and exhausting on soldiers.
-With the focus into automated infrastructure, factories and agriculture, Britannia is slowly becoming self sufficient. The recent nuclear war which has increased prices of staple goods has forced many unemployed or part time workers to head back into the mines or fields as it has become economically viable to.
-Aid is sent to South Africa to help them through this difficult time, although it is quite taxing upon national resources.
-Nuclear missiles continue to be stockpiled, but many in the government are complaining about this because a nuclear war cannot be won.
-Attempts to find oil in waters now owned by Britannia due to the acquisition of Iceland shows a few results, but all available reserves have been discovered in the sea.
-Oil continues to be found in the Arctic however, made easier by the thinning ice.
-British research stations in Antarctica are fortified and become more or less separate from the Falklands settlements. The collapse of Russia has led to all PMCs or soldiers under Russian command to disband and leave.
-Geothermal, solar, hydro, tidal and wind energy is further researched into, and made slightly more efficient.
-The economic collapse affects Britannia, forcing WW2-esque rations to be reintroduced. Despite food shortages, the British don't starve.

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Mr. Face - Chinese provisional government

-Nuclear weapons are received from Russia, with China sending some of their own in return.
-Most people in China were woefully unprepared, although some cities did receive alerts and while local mayors and fire chiefs were scrambling to remember where the air-raid siren was, they were either destroyed or missed in the attack.
-The first Russian missiles arrive. Tactical areas are targeted first, such as military bases, airfields, bunkers and dockyards.
-The nuclear exchange escalates, the switch to strategic weaponry is made.
-Despite advances in technology to prevent nuclear weaponry, only around a hundred or so bombs are actually disabled.
-Massive damage to telecommunications systems and electrical infrastructure.
-Initial blast casualties around 140 million.
-Command and control links have degenerated in chaos, China is most badly affected, due to little preparation of knowledge of prior war.
-Fires, lethal radiation doses, crushes in panics, burns, murders, looting, executions and dehydration along with starvation leads to 900 million dead by Christmas. Barely 500 million are left alive.
-The Dalai Lama returns to Tibet, intent on declaring independence.
-The Chinese government has lost control of most of the country, save for urban areas and those with functioning telecommunications. Martial law is the norm.
-Aid is received by airdrops from Australia, who help to prevent people in a number of cities from starving or dying of disease.
-People have begun to flee abroad. In an ironic twist, North Korea is now preventing people from coming in, rather than out.

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Sega Saturn - Ukraine

-The Ukraine mobilizes its military again and enters Russia, not as invaders, but for humanitarian purposes. -Russia's remaining citizens, military, and the KGB all become citizens of Ukraine and Poland, and are evacuated west if they are within the fallout zone. Medicine is provided at field hospitals. Food aid is distributed.
-Food supplies are becoming strained. Medicine runs out. The Ukraine has to import more, at crippling costs as panic buying kicks in.
-The refugees continue to spread in, and a month after the attack, the deaths from radiation sickness reach their peak.
-The Democratic Coalition holds an emergency meeting because of the terrifying news of nuclear war. The news of China's confrontation with Russia occurs simultaneously, and a panic breaks out on the assembly floor. Before the bombs drop a vote is called on whether to support China's declaration of war, which is passed 2:1 with Ukraine dissenting. Ukraine's delegates fly into a rage at the convention and are eventually interrupted and told to leave. Ukraine announces that it is leaving the Coalition, a shock to its eastern-European allies, who then also withdraw in order to remain neutral.
-Since the Russian Kredit collapses with the main proponent of it gone, the Ukrainian government has no idea how to exchange it for Hryvnia bills. Ukraine sets up an international fund to replace the "lost wealth of Russia," which basically allows people, groups, and nations around the world to place money into a large account, which is then used to repay Ukraine for converting the Credits to Hryvnia bills. This proposal fails due to economic meltdown worldwide.
-The Coalition Tower is renamed to become the Ukrainian World Trade Center.
-Hunger riots kick off in the Ukraine, along with unemployment skyrocketing due to economic collaspe.

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KriegsMar1ne - USA provisional government

-The orders to fire the nuclear missiles is delayed by a hasty intervention, but later in the morning of July 17th, NORAD launch detection satellites noticed the launch of nuclear weapons. Half of which, are heading for the United States. A full retaliatory strike is given.
-The first Russian missiles arrive. Tactical areas are targeted first, such as military bases, airfields, bunkers and dockyards.
-The nuclear exchange escalates, the switch to strategic weaponry is made.
-Massive damage to telecommunications systems and electrical infrastructure.
-Initial blast casualties around 31 million.
-Command and control links have degenerated in chaos.
-Fires, lethal radiation doses, crushes in panics, burns, murders, looting, executions and dehydration along with starvation leads to 207 million dead by Christmas. Barely 103 million are left alive.
-Subsequent attempts of coordination of remaining police, fire, and especially National Guard units in the United States prove only marginally successful. With the widespread death, starvation, and fall-out, few National Guardsmen report for duty. Most couldn't, but many (with no safe zones for their families) refused.
-By Christmas, Hawaii is the only US state with a functioning state-wide government, but shortages of food and medicine cause violence between various factions. Hawaii's main union of farm labourers has won control through its control of the food and the consent of the now-powerless local officials. The union's leader takes the title of Governor and imposes Marxist-style labour quotas and rations. His restrictions hold the conflict in check, but just barely. The remote island state is, however, still completely isolated from the mainland USA.
-Many areas of the U.S. that didn't get hit by nuclear missiles and weren't devastated by fallout and/or violence had strong, functioning governments and leadership of some type at the local level. In these areas, from the Rocky Mountains to Texas to the deep South to New England, surviving cities, towns and villages took control of their own survival, taking on responsibilities (the best they could) that would be normally handled by Federal and state agencies making alliances with other nearby towns in order to get through the crisis.
-Elsewhere, provisional governments are being established on the local level.
-The American military collapses, and the skeleton remains are pulled back to maintain the burnt out hulk of the USA.

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Zillamaster55 - France

-France declares neutrality, but puts the army on standby in case of threats.
-Diplomats are once more asked to tell Russia and the USA to stop. The ambassadors disintegrate.
-Taxes on fuel inefficient automobiles rise. Many older car owners become considerably annoyed and demand reduced taxes for their gas guzzling vintage cars. The rest begin to slowly switch to more efficient models.
-The national railway network sees investment, as many people see car travel as too expensive and begin to switch to railways.
-New hybrids, hydrogen and electric cars are released. The models are improving and becoming bigger in the consumer market.
-Public schooling also sees considerable investment. Much of the budget is spent on better school meals, IT and teachers.
-Although fuel has been tackled, the price of food is still rising. Many French farmers are seeing considerable profits and agriculture is seeing massive investment as demand rises. The poorer are complaining about their wages not rising in line with inflation.

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Salricci - Australia

-Croatian Rifles begin to be imported from Croatia, stamped with “Made in Croatia” and the soldiers are trained to use them in the Croatian style. Croatia.
-Development of the new C22 bomber begins, the model intended to be the most advanced by the Australians to date.
-In an act of kindness, food and medical supplies are air-dropped into China to help the population due to the recent nuclear attack.
-A picture of a kangaroo is sent to the polish embassy,with writing on it saying "dis wil b ur doom polodnl".
-Australia requests to join NATO, and they say they will do so if they help with fixing all the big troubles that are presently ongoing with regards to the recent nuclear war.
-Australia then sends an alliance request to Croatia.
-Hydropower is dropped in favour of using solar power, with solar panel production starting to increase to help alleviate energy shortages.
-Coal and natural gas exploitation is also brought in, despite protests from environmental groups against the move.
-With cheaper energy and slowly increasing food production, Australia remains relatively fine compared to nations badly hit by economic collapse, as they can supply their own food and energy needs for now.

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Chernobyl426 - India

-The army is sent into Turkey to help them manage to Kurdistan problem. They also send forces into Syria and Iraq, assisting in a proxy war to crush the Kurdish insurrection. The Turks fall back on their promises to the Kurdish people, resulting in riots, car bombings and terrorism.
-A military blockade on the edge of the Strait of Hormuz is also established and on the Mediterranean to stop trade. Iran and Kurdistan begin to feel the pressure as trade is strangled.
-After a failed coup in Kurdistan, the government there declares war on India, seeing it as against their interests.
-Economic talks begin with Afghanistan and Pakistan, hoping to see improved relations in the future. Relations are already very strong with Afghanistan, whilst Pakistan is seeing gradual improvements due to the sharing of Kashmir.
-The remains of the Chinese government is allowed to set itself up in the Maldives to coordinate reconstruction efforts in the country.
-Talks with Saudi Arabia fall flat however, as it does not wish to involve itself in a war with Kurdistan.
-Brazil ignores the offers of Indian warships and request to assist in the Kurdistan war, stating they did not wish to be involved, and that their navy was powerful enough.
-Sri Lanka agrees to increased economic and political integration, in return for assistance provided by India.
-Supplies are shipped by railway into Russia, setting up clapboard towns along with food and medical supplies for all the refugees displaced by the nuclear attack. Most of this occurs in the Urals and Siberia.
-Military support and supplies are lent to Iraq, and strict border patrols are set up in order to crush the Kurdish.
-Natural energy sources continue to be developed such as hydropower and solar power.
-A missile defence system is underway, hoping to protect India from air attack.
-Evacuations are held during the bombings in Russia, China and the USA, but thankfully none land on India.
-Food shortages are starting to become a problem.

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Zambies! - Sweden

-Minus emergency measures enacted in response to the nuclear war, little much else occurs.

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Ruskie - Argentina

-The Argentine government continues 'Project Asado sin cocer'. It is nearing completion.
-The Argentine military sets up permanent military bases in Falkland/Chilean/Argentine Antarctic territory, wishing to protect the claims of their allies.
-Two new military projects begin this year, the first geared towards mechanization of the infantry and the latter towards improving training and soldier quality.
-The Argentine government invites the governments of the countries of Chile, Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay and the Falklands to discuss the creation and implementation of the new Supreme Court and Law reform.
-With the terror of the recent war, they all hastily agree to pass this reform, hoping to pool their collective resources to prevent collapse due to economic turmoil.
-Brazil notices this, and begins to start integrating with Peru, Ecuador, Colombia and Venezuela in response.
-A universal currency is implemented for the South American Federation, it is called 'Estados Confederados dólar' or dólar for short. A central bank is also set up in Argentina for this Federation.
-Whilst having reduced many of the powers of the members, it has made them able to weather much of the chaos that comes from nuclear war.
-The immune system drug is doing well in sales, but there are indications that other countries are starting to synthesise it themselves.
-Corporate taxes are reduced massively to encourage businesses to relocate to Argentina. They begin to do so, at the cost of a few budget cuts in government to compensate.
-Economic diversification is encouraged as well, although agriculture is very popular at the moment.
-The Research & Development Department continue working on the projects below:

  1. Memristors
  2. Nanotechnology & Nanocomputing
  3. Wireless power Transsmission
  4. Fusion Power Generation


--Of these four, the first two are now in public or widespread use. The latter two are in development, with wireless power transmission being feasible for commercial use in the 2020s. Lightbulbs can already be lit up inside a room, and mobile devices charged.
-A prototype machine gun that fires miniaturized armour-piercing rockets (25mm) with a delayed impact fuse is also being developed, with a goal for the 2020s.
-The hovering bike is now commercially available for public use. It is mostly used as an expensive novelty.
-Economic calamity is causing many problems in Argentina despite the reforms, and many people are switching to agriculture or energy as demands rise.

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kamikaze470 - Oman

-Little occurs these months, minus attempts to keep Yemen stable. Oman is starting to suffer from food shortages themselves due to economic collapse, and this economic calamity proves to be the final blow to Yemen, turning it into a failed state like Somalia of years prior.
-Protests occur in Oman, mainly over western reforms, rising food prices and fuel shortages. The oncoming refugees add more pressure, and now water is starting to become problematic.

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Diago21 - Canada

-The Mackenzie Valley Pipeline is completed in Canada, around 18.5 billion cubic metres of gas pass through the pipeline each year.
-Citizens are informed that both men and women may need to be drafted if Canada is forced into war, and subsequently starts to give out iodine pills. When the nuclear bombs fall, people start to worry.
-Avro Arrows go into production for the first time, using new composite materials and gadgets.
-The navy is put on standby to patrol the coasts.
-A Canadian Space Program is established, with a mission control centre outside of Vancouver for the CSA, (Canadian Space Agency).
-In the parliament of Greenland the idea of using the Canadian Dollar is being proposed, and with recent economic turmoil, nuclear war and British annexation of Iceland, they agree to do so.
-In response to the British drilling in the Arctic, the Canadians up their drilling operations to drill more oil.
-Exports to non-commonwealth countries have been cut off, whilst causing economic stagnation and problems, it manages to help stockpile food supplies.
-Bomb shelter construction finishes, and some people flee into them whilst the nuclear bombs are detonated. After they finish, most people leave minus the ones bordering the USA.
-Canada cuts off oil to the USA and China, starting to stockpile much of it for itself or commonwealth countries.
-Canada's biggest company is renamed to SadTech in honour of it's CEO and founder, Alec Saddler.
-SadTech unveils it's new line of radiation resistant clothing, which cunningly uses thin and bendy sheets of lead. Whilst very heavy and somewhat restrictive on mobility, it does manage to reduce doses to workers in areas affected by fallout, eliminating all alpha and beta radiation whilst reducing some gamma.
-SadTech begins work on a new nano-chip that is inserted into the brain and allows the user to asses danger and people in a much more refined way using an on-screen HUD. This plan however is many years away.
-SadTech has been signed on by the Government to develop everything for the CSA's Space Program, their first task is to design all the life support systems for the Moonbase and shuttles. Once again, this project will take years.
-Food exports are rapidly declining alongside oil exports, with much of it going into stockpile and being rationed out to people.
-Many wind turbines and solar panels have been constructed in smaller towns to help provide electricity.
-The border with the USA is locked down, and all refugees coming to the border are shot on site. The bodies pile up and many of the refugees left begin an agonising march south. Many Canadians protest at the cruel treatment.
-Despite economic collapse, the government stockpiles and military control are helping to keep things stable.

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thelurker1234 - Norway

-Minus emergency laws passed and various measures put in place to protect Norwegian food stocks, little else occurs in Norway.

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Milkdairy - Croatia

-The army is mobilised on news of the nuclear war.
-Anti air defences are brought online and the navy is sent out to patrol the coastlines.
-Nothing happens, minus over a billion people dying abroad.
-Croatia cuts off all contact with the practically defunct Eurasian League and Russia. Trade with these countries are also halted, and the countries borders are shut down.
-The military control annoys the people, but at least prevents it from sliding into chaos. Rising food and energy prices are still problematic however, alongside economic turmoil.

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Canuhearme? - Iran

-A more efficient type of battery is developed for the refrigeration armour for soldiers. It helps to reduce the bulkiness of the armour, allowing for some extra mobility.
-The algae bars continue to be improved upon, and are eaten by a few people as a novelty mostly.
-The army mobilises for active service.
-Relations with neighbours continue to improve, but no definite talks of alliances come through yet.
-Talks also begin with Oman, France and Israel, hoping to improve relations. The last is mildly warming up.
-As industry develops to produce alternative energy sources, factories are starting to mass produce solar panels to be set up around the country.
-Nuclear power is also invested heavily into, despite criticism from Israel and other countries.
-Agriculture begins rapid modernisation, seeking to introduce more GM crops, agrochemicals, mechanization and technological advancements. The main goals are to improve yields. With massive subsidies and increasing demand for food both at home and abroad, much of the plans are now going through.
-Biofuels are also expanding, with many advances made in refining, throughput, output and actual usage of the fuel. Demand for food is slowing this down however, along with the recent global economic collapse.
-A televised speech is held, explaining just why Iran is westernising. They explain that it's needed in an increasingly dangerous world to keep up to pace with what could be future neighbours, and that by westernising yet still maintaining their roots they will be a symbol of peace and prosperity in the Muslim world.
-Protests still occur over this, in conjunction with uncertainties about the future. ItalyFlag
Wealth + Taste - Italy

-An American agent is discovered to have released anthrax in Turin. Panic leads to the entire city becoming quarantined.
-It is discovered the USA was intending to invade Italy, but this move collapsed with the advent of nuclear war. Other than this, little much occurs.

Turn 15: January to July 2019

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Events from January to July 2019:

-Due to worldwide conditions worsening, scientific research is starting to slow down massively.
-Experiments with mice in the previous decade showed that it was possible to restore function to the spinal cord, using stem cells. By now, it can be done for humans.
-Computers break the Exaflop barrier.
-The Aral sea is no longer considered to exist, becoming the Aral basin.
-Global crude oil reserves are now in serious decline. The oilfields in former powers have been burned off due to firestorms last year or have leaked, causing massive ecological damage.
-Bionic eyes are being sold in a few numbers commericially.
-As April approaches, it later becomes clear that the weather is getting too hot. Many areas start to be either drenched in water or suffer drought due to increasingly extreme weather patterns.
-By July, many farms are considered to be systematically failing. Granaries in many countries are being dipped into, and rationing is now chronically widespread due to expected lesser harvests.
-Nuclear summer hits hard. People are forced to stay indoors, wear cloaks or take sunscreen pills/cream. Sunburns and heat strokes are common, with most of the very old and very young dying.
-The arctic ice begins to break apart and melt at an alarming rate. The Greenlandic ice sheet begins to fracture too. Methane is now being leaked from the seabeds and permafrost.
-Due to the mass die off of organic matter, a lot of CO2 has gotten into the seas, causing acidification of the seas. Coral reefs collapse, and marine life begins to die off en masse. The rotting corpses provide methane and more CO2, making things worse.
-Fishing industries collapse. Diminishing returns puts further strain on rising food prices and on people to find food.
-Animal and plant life on land meanwhile begins to die due to either lack of food, heatstroke, floods, dehydration or UV radiation.
-Erosion, mudslides, flooding, severe storms and the such batter the world in the wake of the nuclear summer.
-In response, many states are enacting emergency measures, from rationing to efforts into agriculture and fish farming. Food supplies are diminishing, and now, there are truly too many people for the world to support.
-With the spread of collapse in Yemen and Somalia, revolutions and refugees spread over the world. Nations are strained heavily, forced into either draconian measures or to collapse.
-Turkey collapses along with Iraq due to this strain, followed in turn by Syria.
-Estonia is brought down by swathes of Russian refugees. Latvia promptly collapses too. Finland turns into a dictatorship and annexes Karelia.
-Borneo was once home to a staggering range of biodiversity, covering hundreds of thousands of square kilometres. Its lush rainforests have now almost completely disappeared. Many rare species are declared extinct around this time including the Orangutan – one of the most intelligent of the great apes.
-Rampant and uncontrolled poaching, together with large-scale deforestation, agriculture, mining, pollution, disease and militia operations have led to the extinction of the Gorilla.
-Vietnam and Burma implement emergency laws and block off their borders. They are running out of food.
-On the upside, solar power is much more productive due to the damage Ozone layer resulting in more radiation reaching the ground. Solar panels are making more energy.
-The Chinese government implements a great deal of new measures that see it turn into a military Junta.
-Given the lack of activity from the ruling Italian government, which gradually morphs into a military junta, controls on food and other necessities are put in place eventually and martial law is enacted to prevent disorder. There are fears there isn't enough food.

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HeavyGuy - Poland

-The military partially demobilises, although unrest is increasing. Kalingrad is incorporated into Poland.
-Poland leaves the Eurasian League and attempts to repair relations with neighbouring states.
-The tough policy of keeping out Russian refugees, now joined by Belarussians, forces them into Estonia and Latvia. Both states collapse under the strain of managing the refugees who are now fighting over diminishing food stocks.
-Heeding demands from many in Poland, all industry and agriculture in Poland is nationalised, and will be nationalised until the disaster has come to an end. Food is a priority.
-Harvests are lower than expected, and many Poles are starting to suffer from light radiation sickness, UV radiation and the spread of disease.
-Public fallout shelters are also constructed due to the threat of radioactive fallout spreading from Russia, most are constructed in areas that are most likely to suffer from radioactive exposure. This measure does not bide too terribly well, as people still need to go to work to keep the country running.
-The borders are closed, but refugees still trickle in illegally. Food stocks are tightly controlled by the central government and distributed as rations.

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Satansick - The Bantu Republic

-The military mobilizes not for war but to help with rebuilding and prevent rioting. Progress is slow, especially as much of the country has dropped to subsistence levels of agriculture.
-Plans are made for a new battle rifle based on the captured Russian, Polish and Chinese rifles, and work begins on a new prototype rifle.
-All Chinese and American immigrants are openly welcomed to come to the country. Few come.
-The Bantu Republic is once more proposed because now that the world powers are shifting, the countries must cooperate to rebuild. The Congo, South Africa and Namibia all merge to form the Bantu Republic.
-A "South Africa-first" policy should be made, food should go directly to the population instead of exporting it. Controversially this causes neighbouring states to suffer or become hostile, but it manages to help feed people.
-Automated and vertical farms begin to be slowly built, although materials are scarce.
-Roads begin to be repaired, although this is slow going too.
-Mining of minerals becomes a main export used to support the struggling economies of the member states. Some foreign goods are bought with them to help assist in agriculture.
-Attempts to reintroduce native plants and animals fails, and the nuclear summer manages to finish them off.
-Cataracts become a notable problem along with skin cancers and the such. Reducing food production, lack of sanitation, infrastructure and the such means that for the most part, many people are living in pre-industrial conditions.

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Robbi - Britannia

-Fortification of Iceland begins, with coastal guns, anti air artillery and bunkers being slowly set up.
-Icelandic peoples are relocated into gated communities, with the other lands appropriated for British people.
-Peacekeepers are sent to New York to see if a peacekeeping settlement can be constructed. Background radiation is horrifically high however, with Manhattan island itself being a radioactive swamp filled with glass and rubble.
-Factories are being established in the British and Icelandic countryside that utilise alternative energy sources. Few in number, they are self sufficient minus input materials needed to make items with.
-Power cables begin to be laid on the seafloor to connect the British and Icelandic electricity grids. Geothermal power in Iceland sees massive investment, with many geothermal stations being set up.
-Talks begin with Finland seeing if some kind of deals can be established. With increasing isolation of Finland as they hold off foreign refugees, they agree positively towards cooperation.
-The Orknies are seized by Sweden, and the two countries go to war.
-Attacks on military targets by Sweden damages a good deal of the British military.
-Chemical weapon attacks on agricultural areas help devastate a great deal of agriculture that isn't in vertical farms.
-Food rations plummet and exports of food end from Britannia.

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Sega Saturn - Ukraine

-Having accomplished their mission to the best of their ability, the army turns south and escorts remaining refugees to the wide farmlands between the Black and Caspian Seas. Regiments along the southern flank move into the northern Caucuses, coming to a halt at the borders of Chechnya, which is declared an independent republic.
-Empowered by the Emergency Contingency Plan, the troops organize both refugees and an influx of unemployed labour into collective farms. Others are organized into reconstruction teams who, depending on their education, repair roads and rails, water systems, or electrical systems, with the intent to provide the territory with basic utilities. The navy is deployed, with some ships partially converted to fishing vessels.
-A bare minimum of agriculture is established in the annexed lands. Ecological damage diminishes the harvest, and overfishing, partly the fault of starving neighbours, causes fishing stocks to collapse.
-With Turkey collapsing due to internal problems, the conflict threatens to spill over into the Caucasian mountains.
-KGB agents are sent into Russia and Belarussia, reporting near medieval conditions in Russia, and that Belarussia has imploded into several competing factions.
-The military junta announces that taxes will not be collected, and the government will assume temporary total control over production. Ration cards are distributed, and all economic staples, including food, are controlled by military distributors to prevent hoarding.
-Ukraine announces a state of emergency and activates its Emergency Contingency Plan. President Kryrylenko joins the effort to rebuild Ukraine's new Russian territory.
-The Ukrainian World Trade Center is completed, looking out over the ancient city of Kiev.

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KriegsMar1ne - USA provisional government

-An earthquake in California destroys most urban areas left not damaged by nuclear bombs. Many die, although there aren't many left.
-Outbreaks of Ebola and Anthrax appear in Hawaii. It is discovered to be the fault of a Canadian agent who commits suicide.
-Hawaii begins to see quarantines and the Hawaiian Communist Party is created to oversee management of the island.
-In many parts of the USA, governments decline to the county level, which implement collectivisation of agriculture. Others degenerate into bandit camps. Racial and religious violence is very high.
-The oil tanker sent by Canada is hit by an explosion off the coast of Hawaii. It is unclear what caused it, but much of the oil pours out and devastates the island group shorelines and local seas.

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Zillamaster55 - France

-Though the nuclear war did not include France, Nuclear Decontamination Crews are scanning the shores for radioactive activity. They help to clean some of it up, although it takes a good time to do so.
-French Supercarrier "X" is still under production, although it has slowed somewhat due to economic issues.
-GIGN stays on guard, watching at the world fall deeper and deeper into the shit.
-France sends delegates to Britannia in hopes of creating an alliance.
-The borders of France open as refugees flood the gates of Europe, and pretty soon they start to slowly tax the French economy.
-Trade expands, although most efforts are focused in agriculture or medical supplies.
-Food and water is donated to people throughout the country by the government. Supplies begin to gradually decline, especially with diminishing harvests and fishing.
-Farms that boast massive fields are temporarily seized by the government in order to distribute food to people, and as time goes on, many farms have begun to hoard food.
-Gas and Oil are heavily controlled, as 80% of France's gas-stations are nationalised for official services.
-France keeps to the Euro, and whilst still a strong currency, currency itself is starting to come under risk of being replaced by bartering.
-Shantytowns are built to house refugees, and become centres of crime, poverty, disease, poor sanitation and violence.
-Refugees are then given radiation and disease testing, being segregated from others depending on severity.
-They also begin to be segregated according to country to avoid conflicts, but this gradually results in ghettoes.

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Salricci - Australia

-The Great Barrier reef begins to die due to ecological decline. Fish populations collapse.
-Production of the C-22 bomber continues as normal.
-Military advisers are sent to the Czech republic to assist with military reforms.
-ANZAC corps are withdrawn from the middle east and brought back home.
-The Australian ambassador sends an email to the Polish president saying "Come on man lets be friends lets make it happen I apologize"
-Uranium exports increase as demand for the mineral from Canada and Britannia grows.
-Medical supplies and building materials are now being exported to ruined countries to help assist in rebuilding after the nuclear war.
-Food production is nationalised and food stocks are rationed. Although the weather is starting to severely damage agriculture, this only results in exports declining. Vertical farming and automated farms help to alleviate this somewhat.
-More solar panels are built to capitalise on the damaged ozone layer.

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Chernobyl426 - India

-A barrier system of patrolling troops, fences and bunkers help prevent Kurdish people from moving around too easily.
-Electrical grids are shut down in Iraq and Turkey that Kurds currently control.
-India ignores the Kurdish declaration of war, saying it is childish. They do not recognise the Kurdish struggle for independence and intend to see it quashed.
-Turkish and Indian troops struggle to maintain order in Iraq, and after food prices skyrocket in Turkey a series of riots forces the Turkish to leave.
-The front collapses after Kurdish insurgents appear behind lines and wreck havoc on the Indians and Iraqis. Similar results occur in Turkey, which is forced to abandon Kurdistan.
-Bangladesh is annexed in a treaty on January 6th. The country is seeing sustained pressure due to flooding and severe weather causing problems.
-The army is sent into Tibet, which clashes with Tibetan forces there. The Chinese army fights the Indians, angry they are trying to annex Chinese land.
-Kurdish cities see refugees flood out, and the Red Cross blames India for this, citing they discovered pollutants in major sanitation systems.
-Food production is massively invested into, but floods and heatwaves cause a lot of problems for Indian agriculture. Erosion begins to accelerate as many forests are cut down to put more land under the plough and build irrigation systems. Many of them break down due to excessive flooding.
-To alleviate water shortages in urban areas, desalination plants are set up.
-Wind power is established to help in the energy crisis.
-Access to the Hibang dam is cut off. Allegations of poisoning arise.
-Food shortages become a problem again, and energy too. Refugees are starting to trickle into the country at a terrifying rate.
-Public education is invested into, although food is now a main priority.

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Zambies! - Sweden

-The army is moved to Jutland for whatever reason. Troops are also sent to Murmansk, St. Petersburg, and Pechenga, mainly to rural forts and villages outside of the areas. In lieu of the Russian government, the Swedes have control over these areas.
-The Free Albion brigade is set up as a branch of the Swedish army, composed mostly of British nationals.
-Sweden warns Britannia to step off of Denmark, or "pay the price". They also send humanitarian supplies to Murmansk, St. Petersburg, and Pechenga. They can spare little however.
-Plans for rationing are drawn up, although yet to be implemented there are worries they will have to be.
-The 1970s bomb project starts up again.
-The Swedish invade the Orkney islands in Operation Vegetarian. They are quickly seized as few expected this to occur.
-The British navy responds harshly, attacking Swedish vessels and aircraft fiercely. Use of coastal defences on the Orkneys help delay the Swedes long enough to prevent other plans.
-Chemical weapons are fired on Britain, targeting military installations and some civilian ones.
-The Swedish keep control of the Orknies, and begin to do bombing runs on Edinburgh, London, Ipswich, Portsmouth and Aberdeen.
-Similar attacks also occur in Iceland.

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Ruskie - Argentina

-The Argentine government completes Project Asado sin cocer.
-Infantry mechanization is completed.
-The anti-federalist movement collapses as many members become insomniacs and paranoid. Moved furniture, swapped teabags and burned out lightbulbs convince many that the anti-federalist movement is cursed.
-The Argentine government invites the countries of Chile, Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay and the Falklands to discuss Military integration & reform.
-While there, the Argentine government tries to convince the other nations to agree with a federal state called the 'Estados Confederados de América' showing how current integration has saved the nations from the worst, but pointing out that a federated state will have benefits, all while scare-mongering about what might happen if they do not federalize.
-All nations overwhelmingly agree to have a centralised military force, centralised legal system and centralised economy. With this and the Union as a fact, many people are starting to protest in fears they will lose their independence.
-Massive agricultural subsidies are created, helping to boost agriculture. Climatic changes reduce output however, but it is assumed food supplies are stable for now.
-Economic experts are assembled, asked on how to improve the economy. They suggest to maintain high agricultural production, produce tools, medical supplies, machine tools and building supplies along with biofuels and solar power.
-Immune system exports now supply the entirety of South America and a few other locations, although rival companies are starting to emerge.
-Wireless power transmission is reaching near 100% efficiency compared with wired systems over several metres.
-An experimental fusion reactor is built.
-Agricultural robots enter their second generation as do vertical farms.
-The hovering bike is now nearly as commercially available as the quad bike. Although less practical.
-The machine gun that fires miniaturized armour-piercing rockets (25mm) with a delayed impact fuse now has prototype models being built and tested.

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kamikaze470 - Oman

-The former Sultan of Oman is restored, but with demands by the people, a constitutional monarchy is now in place. Many of the conservatives are pleased as punch, and the rest of the population are happy that he maintains most democratic institutions from before.
-The former president emigrates to France.
-Food stocks are in decline now, and oil reserves are starting to decline at a startlingly high rate.

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Diago21 - Canada

-Production of civilian vehicles has ground to a complete halt, only military vehicles and weapons are being made now.
-The First batch of Arvo Arrows are complete, test flights are successful.
-Greenland is integrated as part of Canada, in agreement that they will send resources and soldiers to help maintain Greenland.
-Floods, landslides and ice sheet fractures are common in Greenland.
-Some anti-radiation clothing is made for people, although UV radiation is the main concern now.
-SadTech completes the first blueprints for a moonlander module and construction of the parts begins.
-SadTech is now Canada's biggest company, it manufactures a variety of goods use by everyday Canadians. These include Oil, Maple Syrup, Electronics, Small Arms, Clothing and Software.
-SadTech is also owned by the Canadian government and manages a monopoly over much of the Canadian economy.
-Massive logging begins to prevent pine beetle movements from decimating trees up north, but results in a great deal of forest being lost anyways.
-Brown bears become critically endangered. Polar Bears become extinct.
-People begin to gradually migrate north to cooler settlements, which are starting to grow.
-Trucks are sent along the Canadian border and into the USA to wash streets clean of radioactive material, cleanup radioactive waste, dig up and reshuffle the soil to bury fallout, bury the dead, clear up rubble and repair basic infrastructure along with humanitarian aid.
-A new campaign has begun to get every Canadian to apply sunscreen before leaving their homes due to increased UV exposure. Pills are also distributed.
-Canada has started to deport every single illegal immigrant and anyone who has only been in Canada for 3 Generations. The government says that the country is in dire times and that such action is needed to further feed it's own people and the people of Greenland.
-Many of the people are abandoned in Alaska or the North USA.
-Agriculture sees massive investment, with many new farms set up in the deforested areas. Food production increases and helps to feed the population. Some is even exported to Greenland and enough is left over for export to the USA.
-Canada sends an oil tanker to Hawaii as a gift to help with fuel shortages. It unfortunately is hit by an explosion and leaks great deals of oil around the Hawaiian coast, becoming an ecological disaster.

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thelurker1234 - Germany

-Germany pushes the EU to allow Turkey to join, and with the loss of many Baltic countries they decide to accept.
-The Olympics committee are asked if they can hold the next Olympics in Berlin. The Olympics committee announces they are postponing it until 2024 due to external problems.
-The police force sees an expansion to control civil unrest.
-Agriculture is subsidised along with solar and hydro power. Production increases, although there are still energy shortages and food is becoming a worry.

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Milkdairy - Croatia

-Croatia mobilizes its new Jet borne and Ship borne Plasma cannons. They will eventually replace all conventional fleet weapons later on. The infantry-based plasma weaponry is still slated for the original date.
-The Croatian Navy and Air force deploy their entire forces, and they create a militarized border across the Adriatic sea, warning Italy that any military ships crossing into Croatian waters will be met with lethal force. The Croatian Navy also urges Italy to warn its seafaring citizens about the border, as civilian boats may be mistaken for military vessels.
-The Croatian Military forces, despite having locked down the country, begins to help citizens in everyday affairs, and general crime rates in the major cities begin to slowly decline. Unrest over food is still a problem however.
-Croatia also begins replacing some of the newly built Zukhov Tanks' guns with large plasma cannons. This process is lengthy however.
-Croatia begins to take in Russian refugees, providing free radiation treatment and testing, the journey is difficult however, and food supplies stretched.
-Croatia comes to an agreement with Australia to boost trade.
-Agriculture is heavily subsidised and nationalised. Production gradually rises, although weather and UV radiation makes this troublesome.

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Canuhearme? - Iran

-Iran stands down military forces, excepting the Air Force/Navy, which is kept on alert if India continues to threaten shipping lanes.
-The military begins training in counter insurgency, and the miniaturized batteries used for the cooled armour is being implemented in other parts of the military.
-With their primary economic partner kaput, Iran offers Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan to join Iran and, in a sense, continue to survive and possibly thrive. They agree to a basic economic union.
-Government reforms begin to be enacted to adapt to these new uncertain times.
-Iran asks Israel if they'd like to perform joint-military exercises. They refuse. Afghanistan agrees however.
-Iran politely requests India stop blockading the Hormuz Strait. They refuse.
-Plans to map out what exactly needs to be done to improve the quality of life in any country that decides to join the union is made. They project a timeline and make goals to be met for said issues. Most deal with food and water.
-Continued developed bio-fuel industry continues, slowed down by economic woes.
-Construction of solar arrays proceeds as normal, but this time more energy is produced from them, resulting in them becoming much more economically viable.
-There is also development of high-tech industries and mining projects, mostly to provide raw materials and machinery for other projects.
-Many reforms done in Iran are now being conducted in member states of the union formed by Iran.
-Agriculture sees massive investment, although output is starting to decline due to poor weather and sunlight being too heavy with UV radiation.
-Westernization slows down, helping to sooth the nerves of many conservatives.
-Opposition parties to the regime undergo various scandals and problems, and sees heavy harassment by the ruling party.
-Iran sends search parties into the USA, Russia and China, hoping to rescue noteworthy individuals such as scientists, engineers, professors and military officers.
-Food protests are common, but algae bars and agriculture investment sees these protests don't raise to critical levels for now.

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Damian0358 - Czech Republic

-A weapon improvement program is underway by the Czech army. First in line of being improved are the shotguns, followed by the SMGs, and then the pistols.
-An unspecified secret weapon is also under development.
-The new Croatian rifles are being imported to the Czech Republic.
-The military is on standby, due to the recent nuclear war and rising dissent.
-There have been some talk between Croatia and the Czech Republic to form a new Yugoslavia, with Pan-Slavism being one of the many focuses. Plans are still pretty rough before it can be officialy made. Many find this plan bizarre, given that the Czechs were never part of Yugoslavia.
-The Czech Republic has been talking with Germany about moving the Sorbs (Slavics living in parts of Germany and Poland) into a part of the Plzeň Region, making the towns Milcenia (for the Upper Sorbs) and Lusatia (for the Lower Sorbs), with both towns combined being called Sorbia. Germany has yet to come to an agreement.
-The Czech Republic has been talking with Australia and Greece to ally with them.
-The Czech Republic leaves the European Union, much to the dismay of the EU. It then reimplements the Czech koruna as legal tender. This causes a good deal of economic woe.
-A Pan-Slav Congress is in the works. It is being planned to be held in Prague.
-Food prices continue to skyrocket, and people are forced to plant their gardens full of vegetables and farmers start to speculate on food prices. Shortages are common.
-Agnostic has been named the official religion of the Czech Republic, with nobody really caring.
-Václav Klaus, the president, is been found as missing. Many believe he has been assassinated. A new election is being planned in the likeliness of the death of the president.
-The government prints masses of propaganda posters, promoting pan-Slavism. Many of the posters have parodies made on the internet.
-Many schools now allow a choice of any Slavic language to be taught, including Sorbian and Croatian, but few take up the courses.

Turn 16: July to December 2019

Post link: http://facepunch.com/showthread.php?t=1199819&p=37873965&viewfull=1#post37873965
Turn tune: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8Oc_J1Lu-o

Events from July to December 2019:

-The world is dying. Economic collapse was practically nothing compared to what would come next. Noxious gases that contribute to the greenhouse effect are issuing from the oceans, plants and animals.
-The oceans are getting too warm. Less oxygen can dissolve in them, meaning less oxygen for fish that literally suffocate. Levels are rising too. 1 meter above the average.
-Fishing industries worldwide are collapsing. Many fishing areas have economically collapsed, and hordes of hungry refugees strain over the baking earth.
-The Netherlands begin to see the first evacuation plans enacted, as people begin to move to higher ground as sea levels become critical.
-Coral reefs are becoming permanently damaged.
-Crop failures are the norm, and although many countries have prepared by switching to overproduction with state control of agriculture, there are still food shortages.
-An Islamic revolution in Egypt, spurred by lack of food results in a second Arab wave. Unfortunately, stable governments have yet to be created and these states are in rapid destabilization.
-The extinction of species that has been ongoing has resulted in the start of a mass extinction event.
-Finland marches into Russian Karelia and sets up work camps for the remaining Russians to work in reconstruction. The thinning forests give way to ploughed land.
-Belarus collapses due to acute food shortages. Lithuania breaks out in civil war. Kazakhstan and Mongolia see their borders shrink as many groups rise to try and take control in areas held tenuously at best.
-Mexico sees the Northern part of their country collapse. Radiation poisoning, the drug war, failed harvests, desertification, water shortages, food shortages, refugees and a myriad of other problems leads to collapse.
-Ethiopia undergoes civil war. The East African federation enacts harsh laws to help manage the situation.
-Most Pacific islands have run out of food by this point, and are quickly falling apart.
-The Vietnamese and Burmese borders shrink as land is abandoned to Chinese refugees.
-Most nations in Africa are starting to fall apart, with problems most acute in the hottest areas. Forest fires are extremely common. Lake Chad dries up.
-World populations are in terminal decline. The population is slightly over 4 billion.
-Permafrost is now thawing. The ground begins to crack and erode as the frozen dirt can no longer be held together.
-Religious violence is rising rapidly, particularly among Catholics in the hardest hit areas. The Congo, Angola and Poland are suffering acutely.

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HeavyGuy - Poland

-Military units position themselves across the Polish borders to turn away Russian refugees peacefully. The only problem is that they are being joined by other refugees. Lines of riot shields give way to rifles with rubber, then lead bullets. With the arrival of the warmest winter in recorded history, ruinous weather patterns and food shortages, it becomes an all out warzone.
-The Polish AMDS (Anti-Missile Defense System) goes online.
-Poland offers an alliance with Germany.
-No new economic policies are made. It is discovered that food supplies will run out entirely in approximately 2 years due to failing harvests and diminishing fishing returns.
-National parks and forests are being stripped clean of edible plants and animals. Forests are being cleared for farmland.
-Russians in Kaliningrad are allowed to stay where they live, which they do so.

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Satansick - The Bantu Republic

-The militaries of all member states are merged into one, joint military exercises are held and all states send personnel to aid Angola and South Africa in reconstruction.
-Neighbors are asked to join, but none really decide to do so.
-Farmland and copper mines in Zambia begin to be invested into by the Bantu republic, with much of the exports going to help the Bantu Republic. Zambia expresses interest in joining.
-Similar investment is made into Angolan oil production.
-Massive attempts are made to save land from desertification, and whilst slowing it down, there are far too few resources left to be spared for that task.
-Attempts are made to prevent deforestation, but much of the damage has already been done. Many forests are on the verge of collapse or under critical strain.
-A federal government is established for the Bantu Republic, complete with a written constitution. Much of the excesses of the wars and revolutions have come to an end.
-Fallout shelter construction ends, it deemed unnecessary anymore. The remaining ones are looted.
-Propaganda is distributed, telling people that if we are to survive these difficult times, then agricultural production should be our top priority.
-Fishing industries collapse. Hunting and poaching reaches a peak and then sharply collapses.

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Robbi - Britannia

-The island begins to further isolate itself from the world. Although it is self sufficient, life is pretty poor for the British.
-The war with Sweden escalates, with the British firing several chemical weapons on Sweden and destroying their navy.
-Finally, nuclear bombs are used to finish the country off.
-The chemical weapons the Swedish used destroy a good part of British agriculture, and will take years to recover.

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Sega Saturn - Ukraine

-Claiming that intelligence has received alert of a WMD project within Croatia's plasma weaponry program, Ukraine demands the program's research become public or that work should cease on the project.
-Croatia refuses the demand, claiming that no WMD project exists. Ukraine declares war.
-Ukraine requests Romania to join the battle against Croatia, to which they agree to provide token support.
-An air campaign is begun, targeting infrastructure and military targets.
-The KGB is recalled from Russia due to much worse conditions than anticipated, and from Belarus due to the difficult situation of refugee overload. They deploy elsewhere.
-Ukraine's work programs continue in the east. The same factories that built the panel homes in Moldova and later Serbia are used to produce homes for displaced Russians.
-Conservation also becomes a major effort, with many people employed planting trees. Since photovoltaic cells aren't available in large number in Ukraine, traditional solar-turbine plants are built throughout the country.
-A national curfew is established along with a power cap to conserve energy.
-Efforts continue to revive farming strength throughout eastern Ukraine, but fishing in the Black and Caspian seas becomes more regulated, Ukraine blocks the Bosporus Straight to all fishing boats that hail from countries other than those who own the coastline of the Black Sea, although other vessels are permitted through.
-Despite this, fishing populations all but become enviable to fish. Fishing industries have collapsed.
-The forests are being felled and animals slaughtered due to food shortages.

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KriegsMar1ne - USOC

-Forest fires are commonplace. What was left of the United States Midwest cannot be saved now. Deserts march across the plains like conquering armies. Any humans unlucky enough to be left behind will die.
-Cities like New Orleans or Miami are not spared by nature. Rising water levels and tropical storms make them uninhabitable. Within a few decades, they will be nothing but swamps.
-Air force Brigadier General John Graff, Commander of USOC, is placed into Presidential power
-USOC uses its Communications arrays to contact the Atlantic fleet that was sent to attack Italy. It tells the Fleet to turn around and return to Florida. Once there they begin in cleanup and begin setting up a communication, Medical, and food distribution center. The French arrive to the south of them.
-USOC uses Communications equipment to contact all places of US importance before the war. Every Government bunker and military base is contacted and given orders if still alive, to Don NBC suits and set up a perimeter.
-Troops in Hawaii are given orders to don full NBC suits, Drink thrice purified water only and to begin enacting marshal law on the islands. Places of natural water sources are locked down and defended. The water is then purified a few times and then distributed. Heavy security is kept around the water sources.
-Stealing and Looting is charged with death. -Treason and desertion is also charged with death.
-All Military outposts are instructed to plant a food source.
-Cleanup crews are started where available. The goal is to sweep a state clean one at a time to not overextend oneself.
-Troops create CASEVAC stations a few dozen miles outside major cities and there they are to set up relief posts, Jobs there are mostly labor, such as building houses and shelters for the citizens and farms.
-The USOC radios the Minnesota republic and offers a joint aid project.
-Work is paid in food, if people don't work they aren't fed.
-Large numbers of farms are created mainly by the military in the outposts and areas they are in.
-Control of the West coast is reestablished, along with Central Florida.
-All major cities are labelled as quarantine zones.
-People with Ebola virus on Hawaii are quarantined by US troops and are dispatched and the bodies are burned to prevent spreading.
-A war breaks out on Hawaii between the USOC and Communists, and is ended by gunboat diplomacy.
-Billboards are erected for propaganda purposes.
-The US government is renamed the Enclave.

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Zillamaster55 - France

-French Supercarrier “X” is still being built, although most factories have been closed or requisitioned due to economic collapse.
-As the world falls apart, France again begins a recruitment drive for the French Marines.
-French forces land in the irradiated swamplands of Florida, and plant the French Flag to the south of the Americans.
-GIGN and various Interpol forces swarm the Ghettos of the shantytowns, arresting and detaining all members of gangs.
-Refugee camps are no longer segregated by country, as most of the irradiated/sick refugees have died off.
-Guard duties are now taken over by “Trustee” systems, or refugee-run patrols, riots are quelled with force, by use of atomized ipecac.
-Food supplies are cut down for refugees, as the French people require more, and food shortages are now starting to appear in France.
-France begins colonizing Florida and Georgia, starting with cleanup of radioactive material, clearing rubble and building military camps. The ruined landscape offers little.
-France sends diplomats to the US, hoping to claim the Georgia and Florida territories in return for oil.
-Taxes are raised class-wide, in hopes of boosting the economy. Everybody grumbles, but in these times they don't dare leave the country or protest.
-Food is rationed, alongside medical supplies. The food shortages problem is solved for now. Many vineyards are being taken over.
-Taxes on fuel-inefficient vehicles reach incredible new highs, in hopes of eliminating all gas-guzzling vehicles. Almost all of them are sold for scrap and bicycles or electric cars used instead.
-The entire railway network is taken over by the state.
-All schools are incorporated as public schools, including religious ones. The rich and right wing become deeply annoyed that education is now under state control.
-Riots from the refugees over medicine shortages are crushed.
-Peaceful protests against nuclear arms are instead met with an invitation inside congress, to sit in on the agreement
-All unemployed people are assigned to assisting refugee camps, in return for minimum wage.
-Propaganda for Peace campaigns are established in French Cities in hopes of quelling anger.

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Salricci - Australia

-Although Australia is doing relatively well, agricultural output and fishing industries are both in decline, and the country is having to resort to rationing and postponing of various rights and freedoms whilst food stocks come under threat.

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Chernobyl426 - India

-Resources, energy and food are coming under increasing strain. The uncontrolled growth in population that helped define India is now starting to become a serious drawback. UV radiation, more extreme weather and warmer conditions along with lack of fish and an overworked infrastructure has resulted in chronic food shortages.
-By the end of the year, the army has begun to mutiny and food riots are commonplace.

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Zambies! - Republic of Minnesota

-The remains of the national guard are formed into the Minnesota defense force.
-All men aged 18 to 24 are conscripted into this force, yielding a few thousand soldiers. They are tasked with restoring rule of law, engineering, patrols and cleanup.
-Most criminal groups and rival entities to the Republic are crushed within the east of Minnesota, and repairs begin on basic infrastructure.
-Shaky contact is maintained with Canada and the USA through mostly the internet, radios and mobile phones.
-Iron mining begins along with water purification, in order to produce a stockpile of iron for use and clean water supplies for the several hundred thousand people left in Minnesota.
-Iron is exported in tiny quantities, and France begins to send aid to Minnesota along with Belgium and other countries, now that a coherent state government can coordinate aid attempts.
-A cabinet is created after the old US system, and the government is based off the Minnesota legislature. Gay marriage and civil rights reforms are also enacted to help boost morale.
-Food shortages are very common, and most people in the Republic are badly malnourished or starving. Most agriculture is subsistence agriculture, with many growing most of their food around their houses.

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Ruskie - South American Confederation

-The Argentine government Begins to upgrade the capabilities of 'Project Asado sin cocer' to allow it to disable ICBMS/missiles more effectively.
-The Argentine government sets its organizations in the confederation on a massive PR campaign, in the streets, TV, radio and online to show people that a confederation will be a good thing.
-HA HA! TIME TO BLANDA UPP!
-The Confederation is formed from Chile, Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay and the Falklands.
-The Confederations government continues to produce the Immune Strengthening drug. Supply has begun to increase to the point where prices are starting to drop. Rival countries have begun to produce the drug in competition.
-Brazil forms the Brazilian Confederation, in opposition to the Argentine one. Member states are Brazil, Peru, Venezuela and Colombia. It is similar, but is predominantly backing Brazil.
-Machine tools, solar panels, food, medical supplies and biofuels are all subsidized for production. Although costly, moreso with the recent integrations, they manage to produce enough for themselves and for export as well. Reliance on alternative energy sources is growing too. Fishing industries have collapsed however, leading to fish shortages. Worries of food shortages are now present in the Confederation.
-The Secretaría de Inteligencia is kept on high alert
-The Research & Development Department continues work:

  1. Agricultural Technology/Doctrine
  2. Bio-fuels Technology/Doctrine
  3. Weather Resistant Crops
  4. Wireless power Transmission
  5. Fusion Power Generation
  6. Machine gun that fires miniaturized armor-piercing rockets (25mm) with a delayed impact fuse.


--Of them, the first 3 are already showing limited use and implementation.
--The latter two are in the stages of late development and only require permission to be used in the public sphere.
-The hovering bikes are now on par with the ones in Looper.

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Diago21 - Canada

-The Greenlandic ice sheet is melting at an alarming rate. Floods and chunks of ice wipe out whole communities. The soil erodes and washes away.
-Deserts from the United States begin to slowly march into the southernmost areas of Canada. Fires continue to decimate plant life.
-Humvees and tanks now patrol the borders.
-Martial Law has not been enacted, however more Protectors have been created to maintain law and order.
-Canada sends a shipment of military vehicles to Denmark as well as an Arvo Arrow. Canada also establishes a peace treaty with Denmark.
-Military Forces are sent to Greenland to guard it. Some are killed in floods.
-SadTech has completed construction of the lunar module. It will now be used to ferry supplies back and forth from the Moon in preparation for a second landing.
-Solar arrays are now being exported to Denmark.
-Cloning technology is now being utilized to help develop new crop breeds.
-Many citizens have migrated up to the cities of Whitehourse, Yellowknife, Iqaluit, Jasper and Edmonton, in response to deforestation, movement of agricultural activities and ecological mishaps.
-The Prime Minister explains the lack of Martial Law, "I know that I can expect us proud Canadians not to act like animals in these times of need. I KNOW, that we are going through harsh times but there is no need for protesting as we have everything under control. I thank you for you patience."

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thelurker1234 - Germany

-Not much occurs in Germany this year, minus worries over future food and energy supplies. The collapsing front of the east spreads worries however, and nationalist groups are on the rise. Riots and protests are common.

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Milkdairy - Croatia

-The Croatian Military improvement program is complete. The 200,000 Croatian military is now an elite force capable of advanced tactics, hopefully competent enough to take on larger, more arrogant forces.
-Plasma weaponry research continues.
-Croatia continues to constantly expand its Nuclear defense system, building enough defense apparatuses to be able to withstand a full payload nuclear attack against US-scale countries with large nuclear arsenals.
-Croatia invites representatives of the international community abroad to Zagreb to watch the revolutionary launch of the new "Modern" Zastava Istraživač Exploration craft, using the new launching system, which should be they key interest to invitees. It makes launching the space craft cheap, with reduced requirements for rocket fuel and more space efficient and lightweight models. The event is televised to an international audience.
-Further development into cloning is done.
-Funding is put into cryogenic preservation research. Theory suggests a horribly low success rate, as the ability to repair damaged cells is nigh impossible.

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Canuhearme? - Iran

-Modernization of the military forces continues, aided extensively by joint military exercises with Afghanistan.
-Further economic integration with neighboring states is conducted quite successfully, with Afghanistan massively reducing trade controls and penalties.
-Plans for the establishment of a common currency (Rial) is also brought out, with Iran and Afghanistan successfully agreeing to do so. They will start using the new currency within several years.
-Iran also buys up the national debt of Afghanistan, Pakistan and Turkmenistan, helping to strengthen the bond.
-The Iranian government removes support for the Kurdish state to expand beyond borders granted to it by Iran. The Kurds in Turkey and Iraq are still strongly wishing to join this new state however.
-The establishment of free economic zones, and coordinated investment plans, helps to develop mining and infrastructure projects in these countries. Whilst development is slow initially, in the future, this will be a premium mineral producing area of the world.
-Taking advantage of the warming earth bathed in sunlight, algae production continues to be invested into. The price of algae produced food and biofuels is starting to very gradually come down.
-Work is also done into building more efficient machinery for growing and processing algae, along with introducing artificial flavorings to make food products more palatable.
-Solar arrays are also popular, and the government is now conducting campaigns to educate the people on environmental affairs.
-Radical elements in the country are closely examined to prevent any dangerous problems happening, and the government tells people to look forward to the future, for it shall be better tomorrow.

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Damian0358 - Czech Republic

-As the shotguns get tested to see if they work, the SMGs start to get looked at as to see how they can be improved.
-The Czech army is mobilized in light of worldwide events. They manage to maintain stability in the republic for the time being.
-The 152mm SpGH DANA is currently being inspected to find any flaws and see how it can be improved.
-After talking with Germany, it has been confirmed that the Sorbs are moving to the Plzeň Region of Czech, so that the towns Milcenia (for the Upper Sorbs) and Lusatia (for the Lower Sorbs) are made and the combined territory is called Sorbia.
-The Pan-Slavic Congress happened in Prague and many linguists came and made a language that all Slavs can understand. This language (officially called Panslavic) replaces the all the Slovenian language courses, except Czech and Sorbian. Many are annoyed at this recent move, and few bother to use the language.
-To cope with the food problem, part of the budget is used to subsidize imported goods from various countries, including vegetables and meat. Costly, but helps to keep down prices.
-Old euros are traded in for the new Czech Korunas.
-Most propaganda posters are covered in graffiti, and Václav Klaus, the president, is found alive and well at his summer home after accidentally shooting himself with an airsoft gun.
-The Czech Republic joins the Adriatic Unionary Congress.

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drHolmestuck - Denmark

-All citizens above the age of twenty are offered free military training which includes survival and self defense training. Some take up the offer in light of problems worldwide.
-Border protection is amplified to prevent a surge in illegal immigrants from Russia and eastern Europe, who are already a strain on resources.
-Denmark joins the Adriatic Unionary Congress.
-Trading with Canada for alternate energy source research and sustainable food sources commences.
-Agreements with Croatia begin for acceptance into the AUC and trading deals.
-The defense budget is slashed to account for military training and agriculture investments.
-Agriculture is nationalized, and research into agricultural science begins in order to improve output of farms and produce enough food for the nation. Subsidies are also given to farmers in order to improve output.
-People who don’t have citizenship to Denmark are being sent formal requests to return to their country of origin or pay to take the citizenship test. People who don’t comply within one month are forced to make a decision. Some sympathizers are alarmed at the measures, but news reports of other countries stooping to further extremes are released. They are still annoyed that people must pay to take the test however, and that it is deliberately biased.
-Solar panel production begins in Denmark, hoping to make the country energy independent.

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MountainWatcher - Vatican

-The Swiss guard uniform is replaced with a Knights Templar style toga, with modern body armor under it. Traditionalists are immediately outraged.
-The pope declares that the world is the way it is due to the wrath of god. Only destruction of the unfaithful by the faithful can quench his wrath. Many Catholics throughout Africa, Eastern Europe and Latin America heed his word. With increasing food shortages, destabilization and death, they take him word for word.
-Bibles are now being mass produced for refugees, in a variety of languages. They are criticized for not providing actual aid.
-The Vatican begins to teach priests how to govern lands.
-The Italian government, concerned at this, decides to put a lockdown on the Vatican as unrest rises in Italy. Riots escalate in Italy, and with the hottest autumn on record yet and crippling food shortages, the Italian state begins to disintegrate once fighting breaks out.

Epilogue

2020 - 2100:

-In the years to follow, the seas slowly acidified and the skies filled with carbon and methane. The ozone layer took centuries to recover, but the damage had already been dealt. Marine life died off at an alarming rate, followed in turn by repeated extinctions on land. Crop failures and the collapse of marine life caused the population to shrink. Eventually, only a few hundred million humans were left, occupying the descendants of the new powers. South America eventually formed a powerful confederation after tense agreements with Brazil saw the pooling of common resources. Asia declined as life became difficult to support, and most African states either collapsed or soldiered on as rump states. Europe and Australia fared little better, with most agricultural production harshly affected and emigration to cooler climates becoming the premium choice. North America recovered partially, but Canada was the ultimate winner in the end.

2100 onwards:

-Languages died out, history and knowledge was distorted or lost. Technological innovation continued. Although humans survived the 21st century, the records go blank later, as the earth went through an extinction event that wiped out about 70% of all species of the Anthropocene.
-Several billion years passed, and the sun extinguished all life on earth.

Notes: This is the last turn of Modern World V2. Sobotnik, however, allowed people to try and continue the RP. Diago21 tried to do so, lasting for 2 turns.

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