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Archive Fifty-Nine:

1990 - 1999

Archive Sixty:

2000 - 2009

Archive Sixty-One:

2010 - 2015

This page is an archive for the Principia Moderni III map game, from 200 to 2009.

2000

15 turns left. Best of luck to everyone.

  • Kingdom of Kuba: Military research and development continues. Kuba also continues its participation in the invasion of Britannia. As the coalition advances further, Kuba proposes restoring the constitutional monarchy, introducing a direct, male-line descendant of the Von Hamburg kings of Britannia as a possible claimant. Back home, many celebrate the coming of the new millennium. Kuba extends offers Australia and Belize to advance them to full members of the Commonwealth of German Nations, and offers either observer or full member status to New Brunswick and Neu Norderney. (Mod response please for Australia, Belize, and Mew Brunswick)
  • I'm going to assume yes.
  • Korea: Korea continues to build up its military. Meanwhile, more Taoist and Buddhist temples are built. Taoism rises in popularity and gains more followers. The military in the autonomous province of Haejagang (해자강) continues to be on high alert and continues to heavily patrol the Korean settlements. Meanwhile, industrialisation and modernisation continue in Korea (similar to OTL Japan's Meiji Restoration). Monarch Hyomyeong continues investing in technology and science. The Hyundai Motor Company continues to build more cars. Meanwhile, the government continues the policy of neutrality in world affairs in general. Heo Song-hyun creates the thirty-sixth season of the Korean anime, Thunderclouds. Anime and manga see a huge rise in popularity due to the success of the long running anime series, Thunderclouds; and new artists and writers begin to produce their own. Hip-hop, Reggae, House, New Wave, Punk rock, and rock music grow in popularity in Korea. Alternate energy is invested in, and some wind farms continue construction. Solar farms also continue construction in some areas. High-speed rail for several areas continue construction. Choi Kyo-ahn finishes making a side game to the Touhou Project game, Maiden's Capriccio (東方少女綺想曲), and has it released on the tenth month. It gets great sales. The Neptune Station (OTL PlayStation) continues getting good sales. In Pyongyang, the Ryugyong Hotel continues construction. Samsung finishes making the next new console, the Neptune Station II, and releases it to the market. The Neptune Station II quickly becomes popular, and sees huge sales. Rockstar Games begins making Gran Theft Auto III for the new console. Samsung begins making Gran Turismo 3 for the new console as well. Prime Minister Lee Soo-sung gives rights to LGBT people and legalises LGBT marriage. Many schools across Korea also become lenient in the dress code policy, and many no longer require formal school uniforms.
  • Ruthenia: The Ruthenians continue developing industry in their country.
  • Borealia Flag 2 Union of Borealia: As the Union enters the Age of Information, the technology of the community continues to grow exponentially. Medical research continues to develop means of growing spare body parts artificially, as well as perform surgeries with physics instead of chemistry. As robots are used more in industry, Artificial Intelligence is further developed to create more personal connections with these machines. Private companies work to make profits from both terrestrial and off-world mining, and these same companies work towards funding a colony on Mars in 2004. The World Trade Center still stands. Massive government-sponsored projects work to digitize information from older libraries. New cross-cultural discussions on religion and philosophy bring communities from across the world closer together, thus increasing the popularity of the Reformist Church of Latter-Day Saints. In light of these discussions, a new form of scientific method based on Grecan first principles is also highly debated. Due to these cravings for information, however, many conspiracy theories have also begun to shape the internet community, as many believe the Illuminati Party in Rome secretly controls world politics. Among these theories are also that the Nivkhgu Genocide never happened, or that the Curia is secretly building time travel technology from Dr. Braun's lost notes. Due to the fact that the world did not end last year, many people began to sulk into what is known "the Great Disappointment". However, it was not long before the prominent LDS leader Harold Kamping declared the eschatological date to be a miscalculation, and that the world will actually end on October 13, 2015. This declaration goes viral on the internet worldwide.
    • Colony of North Antarctica: Industry improves, villages expand. A new base is completed at the geographic South Pole. Archaeology in the ice continues.
    • Phoebe Lunar Outpost: Only occupied for six months of the year, the Phoebe Lunar base complex continues to expand its facility, taking advantage of the lack of atmosphere to probe into the deep parts of the observable universe. Mining operations to take samples of Lunar iron are also underway. BARD's manned mission to Mars is preparing for 2004.
      • LOL, Nate. Hilarious, XD. Saturn120 11:11, September 27, 2015 (UTC)
  • Spain continues to exist. Spain begins final preparations for the Mars mission. Spain hosts the 2000 Summer Olympics in Madrid. Some Spanish people create a Wikipedia equivalent. A small scale terrorist incident accidentally results in the terrorists obtaining a nuclear weapon and the death of some government agents. Fortunately, the weapon is recovered and the perpetrators are apprehended before any major damage happens.
  • Lombardy: Our military is continuing to increase in size due to technology becoming better. Factories still make weapons and vehicles for our military but they are not the mostly made items. With the increase of factories in the nation, more jobs are being created. The employment rate has continued to increase in the nation. Agriculture is the best industry in the nation. The railway industry is continuing to work on improving the tracks. Doctors are now continuing to use new technology to make people better. Cars are one of the only ways to get around these days besides using the train. Trade goes well with the Roman Empire. The navy continues to build ships for trade and for future tensions. Music similar to OTL grunge music starts to die down. While nu metal and punk music become popular. Most punk and nu metal bands that were underground are now popular. Fiat cars continue to be popular with the middle and rich class. A reality show called the Lombardy Mafia is gaining popularity with young adults. More games that are like OTL Nintendo games are continuing to be made by Marcoza Gaming for the Sega Box and Sega Box II.
  • Britannia: We say to the nations that are attacking us 'have mercy'. We would sign ANY treaty which meant that those countries stop attacking us. The Fascist leader resigns and I start a democratic rule as the 'British Republic'. The first elections will take place next year. We give Ireland their independence as the 'Eire Republic'. The two nations remain close. We would like to trade with Boreala, Spain, Korea, Roman Empire, Remen Empire and Japan. We build our infrastructure and economy. We redesign our flag.
  • Roman Empire: The Roman Empire continues to recover from the shock of the Great War, in which many good Romans died. The Empire also focuses on its internal security and stability after noticing the power of the revolt in Africa and remembering painful memories of revolts in Italy and Egypt. Economic and civic policy are seen as key to improving stability and cohesiveness in the Empire. With that said, the Empire does have several foreign policy successes to note as well, mainly the unification of the Tartary and the return of order in the steppes. Trade continues to go well and the military continues to have a major part of Roman society, and new weapons like tanks, planes and better submarines now play a significant role in the way the Empire wages war. The financial crisis affects the Empire badly, and the economy suffers and many go without work. The current administration works to help mediate the crisis even though it knows its days are numbered. The civil war in the Caliphate forces the Empire and its ally Assyria to be on guard. Research in new areas of science continues. Nuclear physics are explored in universities in the Empire, however, no major breakthroughs or accomplishments have been recorded and governmental support is low. The Roman government continues to push for the completion of the Treaty of Constantinople, and Roman troops remain ready to fulfill the provisions as described. Nuclear research continues, and teh Sahara becomes a testing range for any detonations. New designs for advanced nuclear weapons based around the principles of fusion rather than fission are drawn up, and official funding for testing is given. The Roman military also looks into other high profile weapons such as chemical weapons. Automatic rifles and advanced rocketry are also researched and produced to help keep the Roman military on edge. The first Roman space station is sent up and manned by several astronauts, however the space station is not able to host people for long durations. The first thermonuclear detonation also occurs this year in the Chagos Islands, and the Roman military begins efforts to miniaturise the warheads to fit on ICBM missiles. More attacks occur, and the spread of the insurgency moves farther west. The imperial family are sent to Bulgaria, the last major state to not be partially affected by the rebels. The Roman government assures the international community that the Roman nuclear arsenal is under military control. Support is given to the Remans in their mission.
  • Ban Republic of Croatia (Banska Republika Hrvatska): Sewerage systems similar to Ragusan ones are built in major towns of theBan Republic. With growing Ragusan influence, and the beginning of further colonization, the navy expands rapidly using much of the Ragusan expertise. Moreover, with the influx of new resources in form of lumber, labour and metals, the navy begins expanding at a fast rate. More and more ships capable of crossing the Atlantic with ease are built. The Sabor intends to restore the glorious naval culture of the Neretva peoples and plans to do so by expanding the navy. The kravata (tie) is more and more used as an accessory. Trade routes are strengthened and the salt mines around Tuzla are explored as well as the salt industry in Pag and Nin. Using irrigation from the Danube, Sava, Drava, Drina, Cetina, Una, Vrbaš, Kupa, Neretva and other rivers the fields in the kingdom are developed, used for crops such as wheat, rye and barley. With trade routes increasing and Croatia entering an era of peace and of stability, the development of new trade ships is issued. Stone mining is furthered as well as the timber industry. The need for these resources rises as urbanization carries on. Iron ores in Dugopolje, Zenice and at last the 'mud' ore in Vojvodina and Eastern Slavonia are to be exploited alongside the silver and copper ores more frequently and of better quality than the iron ores. The exploitation of iron ores in the Lika and Gorski kotar areas continues. The salt industry in Ston is funded by the government. The influx of resources from Dahomey aids the economy. However, the government makes sure that the gold arriving isn't immediately put on the market in order to control the inflation in the wprice of gold. The silver mine in Srebrenica is mined. Kotor Saraka (Adelaide) continues to expand. Draganić continues his research.
    • Isles of the Archvoivodeship (Otoci Nadvojvodstva): The infrastructure is built up.
    • Ban Republic of Carantania (Banska Republika Karantanija): Being an Alpine Slavic nation, the leaders begin a programme to create a standardized Carantanian language that will reflect on both the Slavic and Alpine (Germanic) aspects of Carantania.
    • Sukadang Županija: Croatization. Expansion into the other parts of Borneo.
    • White Croatia: Large-scale Croatization, numerous harsh measures are introduced to ensure White Croatia is Croatian.
  • Reme: Reme begins to build up its military and economy. Reme elects a new president and starts to build up its navy. Meanwhile, trade is improved on, with industrialization, mainly former Byzantine areas slowly being introduced to populous areas. Lumber, cash crops and other goods become a major export of Reme, and start getting Reme a jump-start into the European economy. There is also the creation of new navy ships to help modernize the Reman navy. Coal mines are built and start churning out coal at a consistent rate. Coal mining plants are also started to be upgraded. Reme develops a few more nukes under UN supervision. New Brunswick and Arcadia receive their independence, with the Reman public looking down onto themselves for their reaction to the situation. "The Return of the Romans" continues to be a large hit on the Reman big screen. Despite the Britannian coup, Reme finishes off its invasion of the nation to gain control of the reform process. Reme annexes Jersey, using it as a naval base for future missions in Europe. The nation releases Ireland, Wales, and Scotland in order to give each nation a say for whether it should rejoin Britain or not.
    • Spain objects to Reme possessing territory in Europe. Also, Britain in this game is very united and I think they would stay in Britain to begin with.
    • I will work out a treaty tomorrow concerning the details.

2001

  • Kingdom of Kuba: Military research and development continues. Kuba welcomes Australia, Belize, and New Brunswick as full members, and Neu Norderney as an observer in the Commonwealth of German Nations.
  • Korea: Korea continues to build up its military. Meanwhile, more Taoist and Buddhist temples are built. Taoism rises in popularity and gains more followers. The military in the autonomous province of Haejagang (해자강) continues to be on high alert and continues to heavily patrol the Korean settlements. Meanwhile, industrialisation and modernisation continue in Korea (similar to OTL Japan's Meiji Restoration). Monarch Hyomyeong continues investing in technology and science. The Hyundai Motor Company continues to build more cars. Meanwhile, the government continues the policy of neutrality in world affairs in general. Heo Song-hyun creates the thirty-seventh season of the Korean anime, Thunderclouds. Anime and manga see a huge rise in popularity due to the success of the long running anime series, Thunderclouds; and new artists and writers begin to produce their own. Hip-hop, Reggae, House, New Wave, Punk rock, and rock music grow in popularity in Korea. Alternate energy is invested in, and some wind farms continue construction. Solar farms also continue construction in some areas. High-speed rail for several areas are finished construction and are officially opened. Choi Kyo-ahn releases the sixth main Touhou Project game, Perfect Cherry Blossom (東方妖々夢), and has it released on the tenth month. It gets huge sales, and becomes one of the best selling games of the year. The Neptune Station and the Neptune Station II continues getting good sales. In Pyongyang, the Ryugyong Hotel continues construction. Rockstar Games finishes making Gran Theft Auto III for the new console and has it released in the ninth month. It sees huge sales and becomes the number one best selling game of the year. Samsung finishes making Gran Turismo 3 for the new console as well, and also releases it on the ninth month. It, too, gets great sales. Blizzard Entertainment releases Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos, and becomes the third best selling game this year and also announces an MMORPG in the making called World of Warcraft.
  • Lombardy: Our military is continuing to increase in size due to technology becoming better. Factories still make weapons and vehicles for our military but they are not the mostly made items. With the increase of factories in the nation, more jobs are being created. The employment rate has continued to increase in the nation. Agriculture is the best industry in the nation. The railway industry is continuing to work on improving the tracks. Doctors are now continuing to use new technology to make people better. Cars are one of the only ways to get around these days besides using the train. Trade goes well with the Roman Empire. The navy continues to build ships for trade and for future tensions. Music similar to OTL grunge music starts to die down. While nu metal and punk music become popular. Most punk and nu metal bands that were underground are now popular. Fiat cars continue to be popular with the middle and rich class. A reality show called the Lombardy Mafia is gaining popularity with young adults. More games that are like OTL Nintendo games are continuing to be made by Marcoza Gaming for the Sega Box and Sega Box II.
  • Russia: (I am gonna make some fun like Britain. I am actually very pro-Russian but since I got stuck with "this" Russia and can't change nations because of the rules I am gonna have fun with Russia). Party of lesbian and gay people of Russia won 68% mostly because of their very Liberal opinions and to mock the whole election system, because of the many failed conservative governments that stole much money from the Russian people and bankrupted the country many times. Many people lost their jobs and stayed unemployed and/or lost their homes and stayed homeless, too. Natalia Poklonskaya was crowned President saying that this was her dream from childhood ... Vice-President Joseph Stalin, grandson of the infamous Major General Joseph Stalin and a very important member of the Communist Party that during the Russian civil war that ranged in the 10s-20s, was made national news as shame for the Communist Party because having not being laid for a lot of time and freezing during the Russian winter. He decided to fuck a mule that he saw nearby, but the mule kicked him in the head and killed him. When his comrades found him with his pants down dead next to a mule, some of them tried to cover it up, but one of them was a spy of the opposite faction and exposed that fact, with the Communists losing the war because of that and being mocked for decades to come. The new government turned out way more radical than the people thought it would be, forcing every women to become lesbian and every man to become gay. The penalty for not being lesbian/gay once in a week is execution. The penalty for outlawed sex between men and women with torture, execution of your close relatives (except for the one that nailed them, he gets a beach house with pool) and death. Anyone also being suspected of being conservative was burned alive (like a witch). All churches were burned down with the priests being forced to suck dicks and then fed to sharks. Thousands of people tried to flee the country but border gays and border lesbians (renamed from guards) shoot them down. Borders were free to enter but closed to leave. Huge amounts of lesbian/gay hormones gas were inserted into the air futher screwing-lesbianizing/gaying them but also the whole world. Huge propaganda campaign was conducted in order to turn the people more to the direction that the new government pushed them too - women-to=women/girl action, men-to-men/boy, news about fashion, gayness/lesbianism - their rights/international decor, ecology, drugs, equality, being the only thing the TV played. Also, about 25% of the people of Russia were forced to make gender change. The government invested heavily on technology and science, planning to make possible same sex couples (all of Russia) to give birth to children. Vladimir Putin was thrown into the Kazakhstan fire gas hole thing (door to hell in Karakum Desert) for opposing Gay/Lesbian/Ultra Liberal values. The Jews are again made soap in large quantities, filthy people of Lesga use this soap to bathe. A national effort to bastardise the Russian people was made from the government by bringing the Tatar people in Russia in thousands promising them huge payment from bastardising/raping all Russian people by that offering every person an "amazing" experience. Pedo's gangs were organized raping children ... The future of the people's of the Republic now renamed to Lesga land is questionable. National anthem changes to "we are filthy and we like it" in screen is coupled with many Gay/Lesbian (Separate) orgies. (A novel inspired by AH/Britain's gay Jersey).
  • No.
  • Ruthenia: The Ruthenians continue developing industry in their country.
  • Lordship of Neu Norderney: The country celebrates the first year of the new millennium. The government, after much deliberation, agrees to take observer status in the Germanic commonwealth, hoping to increase its cultural cooperation with other Germanophone states. The Catholic-Socialist coalition retains its grip on power, gaining 70% of seats in parliamentary elections this year.
  • Borealia Flag 2 Union of Borealia: As the Union enters the Age of Information, the technology of the community continues to grow exponentially. Medical research continues to develop means of growing spare body parts artificially, as well as perform surgeries with physics instead of chemistry. As robots are used more in industry, Artificial Intelligence is further developed to create more personal connections with these machines. Private companies work to make profits from both terrestrial and off-world mining, and these same companies work towards funding a colony on Mars in 2004. The World Trade Center still stands. Massive government-sponsored projects work to digitize information from older libraries. New cross-cultural discussions on religion and philosophy bring communities from across the world closer together, thus increasing the popularity of the Reformist Church of Latter-Day Saints. In light of these discussions, a new form of scientific method based on Grecan first principles is also highly debated. Due to these cravings for information, however, many conspiracy theories have also begun to shape the internet community, as many believe the Illuminati Party in Rome secretly controls world politics. Among these theories are also that the Nivkhgu Genocide never happened, or that the Curia is secretly building time travel technology from Dr. Braun's lost notes. Popularity for the new end of the world date skyrockets, adding exponentially to the popularity of the previous date. Many prominent religious leaders examine the evidence critically, and see many prophesies fulfilled meant to usher the second coming of Christ, most notably the "Blood Super Moon" scheduled for October of 2015. The homosexual regime in Russia is condemned as a "Synagogue of Satan", and a totalitarian state transcending total depravity. Many expecting the eschaton believe Russia to be Gog from the Apocalypse.
    • Colony of North Antarctica: Industry improves, villages expand. A new base is completed at the geographic South Pole. Archaeology in the ice continues.
    • Phoebe Lunar Outpost: Only occupied for six months of the year, the Phoebe Lunar base complex continues to expand its facility, taking advantage of the lack of atmosphere to probe into the deep parts of the observable universe. Mining operations to take samples of Lunar iron are also underway. BARD's manned mission to Mars is preparing for 2004.
  • Roman Empire: The Roman Empire continues to recover from the shock of the Great War, in which many good Romans died. The Empire also focuses on its internal security and stability after noticing the power of the revolt in Africa and remembering painful memories of revolts in Italy and Egypt. Economic and civic policy are seen as key to improving stability and cohesiveness in the Empire. With that said, the Empire does have several foreign policy successes to note as well, mainly the unification of the Tartary and the return of order in the steppes. Trade continues to go well and the military continues to have a major part of Roman society, and new weapons like tanks, planes and better submarines now play a significant role in the way the Empire wages war. The financial crisis affects the Empire badly, and the economy suffers and many go without work. The current administration works to help mediate the crisis even though it knows its days are numbered. The civil war in the Caliphate forces the Empire and its ally Assyria to be on guard. Research in new areas of science continues. Nuclear physics are explored in universities in the Empire, however, no major breakthroughs or accomplishments have been recorded and governmental support is low. The Roman government continues to push for the completion of the Treaty of Constantinople, and Roman troops remain ready to fulfill the provisions as described. Nuclear research continues, and the Sahara becomes a testing range for any detonations. New designs for advanced nuclear weapons based around the principles of fusion rather than fission are drawn up, and official funding for testing is given. The Roman military also looks into other high profile weapons such as chemical weapons. Automatic rifles and advanced rocketry are also researched and produced to help keep the Roman military on edge. The first Roman space station is sent up and manned by several astronauts, however the space station is not able to host people for long duration. The first thermonuclear detonation also occurs this year in the Chagos Islands, and the Roman military begins efforts to miniaturise the warheads to fit on ICBM missiles. More attacks occur, and the spread of the insurgency moves farther west. The imperial family are sent to Bulgaria, the last major state to not be partially affected by the rebels. The Roman government assures the international community that the Roman nuclear arsenal is under military control. Support is given to the Remans in their mission.
  • Ban Republic of Croatia (Banska Republika Hrvatska): Sewerage systems similar to Ragusan ones are built in major towns of theBan Republic. With growing Ragusan influence, and the beginning of further colonization, the navy expands rapidly using much of the Ragusan expertise. Moreover, with the influx of new resources in form of lumber, labour and metals, the navy begins expanding at a fast rate. More and more ships capable of crossing the Atlantic with ease are built. The Sabor intends to restore the glorious naval culture of the Neretva peoples and plans to do so by expanding the navy. The kravata (tie) is more and more used as an accessory. Trade routes are strengthened and the salt mines around Tuzla are explored as well as the salt industry in Pag and Nin. Using irrigation from the Danube, Sava, Drava, Drina, Cetina, Una, Vrbaš, Kupa, Neretva and other rivers the fields in the kingdom are developed, used for crops such as wheat, rye and barley. With trade routes increasing and Croatia entering an era of peace and of stability, the development of new trade ships is issued. Stone mining is furthered as well as the timber industry. The need for these resources rises as urbanization carries on. Iron ores in Dugopolje, Zenice and at last the 'mud' ore in Vojvodina and Eastern Slavonia are to be exploited alongside the silver and copper ores more frequently and of better quality than the iron ores. The exploitation of iron ores in the Lika and Gorski kotar areas continues. The salt industry in Ston is funded by the government. The influx of resources from Dahomey aids the economy. However, the government makes sure that the gold arriving isn't immediately put on the market in order to control the inflation in the wprice of gold. The silver mine in Srebrenica is mined. Kotor Saraka (Adelaide) continues to expand. Draganić continues his research.
    • Isles of the Archvoivodeship (Otoci Nadvojvodstva): The infrastructure is built up.
    • Ban Republic of Carantania (Banska Republika Karantanija): Being an Alpine Slavic nation, the leaders begin a programme to create a standardized Carantanian language that will reflect on both the Slavic and Alpine (Germanic) aspects of Carantania.
    • Sukadang Županija: Croatization. Expansion into the other parts of Borneo.
    • White Croatia: Large-scale Croatization, numerous harsh measures are introduced to ensure White Croatia is Croatian.

2002

  • Kingdom of Kuba: military research and development continues. Many Kubans who took part in the coalition war against the Britannic regime, but a number remain to take part in the occupation until a peace is finalized. Meanwhile, the Kuban Royal Trade Company's headquarters tower is attacked and destroyed on September 29, resulting in 1900 deaths. Later in the day, a radical Taino organization, the Taino Liberation Front, claims responsibility for the attack, declaring "war" on the "oppressive German supremacists". Taino lawmakers, both in the House of Commons and the House of Lords, are quick to denounce the TLF's actions, though there is a marked increase in animosity towards the Taino population. Karl II gives a speech with a megaphone from the former site of the KRTC tower several days after the attack, standing atop a crushed fire truck, declaring that "justice will be served".
    • The Borealian State Department expresses the utmost sympathy for the lives lost in the attack, and much aid is offered to help repair the damage. LDS leader Harold Kamping personally leads the relief efforts in the region, while the General President will visit next spring.
  • Korea: Korea continues to build up its military. Meanwhile, more Taoist and Buddhist temples are built. Taoism rises in popularity and gains more followers. The military in the autonomous province of Haejagang (해자강) continues to be on high alert and continues to heavily patrol the Korean settlements. Meanwhile, industrialisation and modernisation continue in Korea (similar to OTL Japan's Meiji Restoration). Monarch Hyomyeong continues investing in technology and science. The Hyundai Motor Company continues to build more cars. Meanwhile, the government continues the policy of neutrality in world affairs in general. Heo Song-hyun creates the thirty-eighth season of the Korean anime, Thunderclouds. Anime and manga see a huge rise in popularity due to the success of the long running anime series, Thunderclouds; and new artists and writers begin to produce their own. Hip-hop, Reggae, House, New Wave, Punk rock, and rock music grow in popularity in Korea. Alternate energy is invested in, and some wind farms continue construction. Solar farms also continue construction in some areas. Choi Kyo-ahn releases the both a side game with the collaboration of Twilight Frontier, and the seventh main Touhou Project games, Immaterial and Missing Power (東方萃夢想) and Imperishable Night (東方永夜抄), and has them both released on the eleventh month. It gets huge sales. The Neptune Station and the Neptune Station II continues getting good sales. In Pyongyang, the Ryugyong Hotel continues construction. Rockstar Games releases Grand Theft Auto: Connorland. It sees huge sales and is successful. Samsung begins making Gran Turismo 4. Blizzard Entertainment releases an expansion pack for Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos, Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne; and it gets excellent sales. World of Warcraft continues development.
  • Lombardy: Our military is continuing to increase in size due to technology becoming better. Factories still make weapons and vehicles for our military but they are not the mostly made items. With the increase of factories in the nation, more jobs are being created. The employment rate has continued to increase in the nation. Agriculture is the best industry in the nation. The railway industry is continuing to work on improving the tracks. Doctors are now continuing to use new technology to make people better. Cars are one of the only ways to get around these days besides using the train. Trade goes well with the Roman Empire. The navy continues to build ships for trade and for future tensions. Music similar to OTL grunge music starts to die down. While nu metal and punk music become popular. Most punk and nu metal bands that were underground are now popular. Fiat cars continue to be popular with the middle and rich class. A reality show called the Lombardy Mafia is gaining popularity with young adults. More games that are like OTL Nintendo games are continuing to be made by Marcoza Gaming for the Sega Box and Sega Box II.
  • Borealia Flag 2 Union of Borealia: As the Union enters the Age of Information, the technology of the community continues to grow exponentially. Medical research continues to develop means of growing spare body parts artificially, as well as perform surgeries with physics instead of chemistry. As robots are used more in industry, Artificial Intelligence is further developed to create more personal connections with these machines. Private companies work to make profits from both terrestrial and off-world mining, and these same companies work towards funding a colony on Mars in 2004. The World Trade Center still stands. Massive government-sponsored projects work to digitize information from older libraries. New cross-cultural discussions on religion and philosophy bring communities from across the world closer together, thus increasing the popularity of the Reformist Church of Latter-Day Saints. In light of these discussions, a new form of scientific method based on Grecan first principles is also highly debated. Due to these cravings for information, however, many conspiracy theories have also begun to shape the internet community, as many believe the Illuminati Party in Rome secretly controls world politics. Among these theories are also that the Nivkhgu Genocide never happened, or that the Curia is secretly building time travel technology from Dr. Braun's lost notes. Harold Kamping quickly becomes a world-renowned celebrity for his declaration, and is popular in Borealia even outside of the LDS Church. Popularity in the 2015 date for the end of the world continues to climb, with non-religious leaders predicting events ranging from asteroid strikes to alien invasions. A popular historical channel on Borealian television reveals evidence that aliens have guided human civilization in the distant past. The Curia Borealia requests a pan-Borealian union with other nations on the continent - particularly Reme, Mexica and Algonquia. Most people, however, consider the possibility of any nation responding to this call unlikely at best.
    • Colony of North Antarctica: Industry improves, villages expand. A new base is completed at the geographic South Pole. Archaeology in the ice continues.
    • Phoebe Lunar Outpost: Only occupied for six months of the year, the Phoebe Lunar base complex continues to expand its facility, taking advantage of the lack of atmosphere to probe into the deep parts of the observable universe. Mining operations to take samples of Lunar iron are also underway. BARD's manned mission to Mars is preparing for 2004.
  • The number of Spanish people living off world is officially raised to 100 with the birth of lunar resident Teresa Ramos. Meanwhile, Spain continues to do Spanish things. Minor news stories of the year are as follows. A domestic terror group dubbed "The Highwaymen" by the Spanish media begin attacking people travelling along the national highway system, particularly in the sector connecting Madrid to Zaragoza. This group is swiftly put down. Later in the year, a plane crashes into a train along the national railway system outside Toledo. This is the result of a technical error, but it resulted in the deaths of almost 500 people. Spain reintroduces the idea of a free trade group or some sort of special trade agreement between major European powers. Work begins on a supertall skyscraper in Madrid tentatively called the Spanish Mile, due to it being 1887 meters tall, which is equal to the archaic unit of the Spanish mile.
  • Ruthenia: The Ruthenians continue developing industry in their country.
  • Lordship of Neu Norderney: Computers become increasingly popular in Neu Norderney. Neu Norderners' general lack of computer skills, however, is a major problem, so much so that it is satirised in a new sitcom on NNR: Die Fachidioten, about IT workers who have to deal with computer-illiterate clients. IT classes are introduced to the Neu Norderney curriculum, with the government giving the Church several million marks to fund the program, and the purchase of classroom computers. In other news, the head of the Father St Georg Meister Space Observatory, Brother Hans, writes an article in the Jacqueliner Tagesblatt complaining about the astonishing growth in belief in conspiracy theories, especially in Borealia. He warns that people should not believe every piece of pseudo-scientific claptrap they read on the computer. The article, however, is misquoted by the Neu Norderney conspiracy theory magazine Verschwoerungstheorie Heute!, quickly turning into a new conspiracy theory: that the internet was created solely for the purpose of spreading conspiracy theories in order to distract people from the rise of the New World Order. Brother Hans, dismayed but not entirely surprised, decides that the Observatory needs to launch its own website in order to provide accurate information on a whole range of issues (focusing on astronomy, of course). Condolences are sent to Kuba, as well as an offer of help.
  • Roman Empire: The Roman Empire continues to recover from the shock of the Great War, in which many good Romans died. The Empire also focuses on its internal security and stability after noticing the power of the revolt in Africa and remembering painful memories of revolts in Italy and Egypt. Economic and civic policy are seen as key to improving stability and cohesiveness in the Empire. With that said, the Empire does have several foreign policy successes to note as well, mainly the unification of the Tartary and the return of order in the steppes. Trade continues to go well and the military continues to have a major part of Roman society, and new weapons like tanks, planes and better submarines now play a significant role in the way the Empire wages war. The financial crisis affects the Empire badly, and the economy suffers and many go without work. The current administration works to help mediate the crisis even though it knows its days are numbered. The civil war in the Caliphate forces the Empire and its ally Assyria to be on guard. Research in new areas of science continues. Nuclear physics are explored in universities in the Empire, however, no major breakthroughs or accomplishments have been recorded and governmental support is low. The Roman government continues to push for the completion of the Treaty of Constantinople, and Roman troops remain ready to fulfill the provisions as described. Nuclear research continues, and teh Sahara becomes a testing range for any detonations. New designs for advanced nuclear weapons based around the principles of fusion rather than fission are drawn up, and official funding for testing is given. The Roman military also looks into other high profile weapons such as chemical weapons. Automatic rifles and advanced rocketry are also researched and produced to help keep the Roman military on edge. The first Roman space station is sent up and manned by several astronauts, however the space station is not able to host people for long durations. The first thermonuclear detonation also occurs this year in the Chagos Islands, and the Roman military begins efforts to miniaturise the warheads to fit on ICBM missiles. More attacks occur, and the spread of the insurgency moves farther west. The imperial family are sent to Bulgaria, the last major state to not be partially affected by the rebels. The Roman government assures the international community that the Roman nuclear arsenal is under military control. Support is given to the Remans in their mission.
  • Ban Republic of Croatia (Banska Republika Hrvatska): Sewerage systems similar to Ragusan ones are built in major towns of theBan Republic. With growing Ragusan influence, and the beginning of further colonization, the navy expands rapidly using much of the Ragusan expertise. Moreover, with the influx of new resources in form of lumber, labour and metals, the navy begins expanding at a fast rate. More and more ships capable of crossing the Atlantic with ease are built. The Sabor intends to restore the glorious naval culture of the Neretva peoples and plans to do so by expanding the navy. The kravata (tie) is more and more used as an accessory. Trade routes are strengthened and the salt mines around Tuzla are explored as well as the salt industry in Pag and Nin. Using irrigation from the Danube, Sava, Drava, Drina, Cetina, Una, Vrbaš, Kupa, Neretva and other rivers the fields in the kingdom are developed, used for crops such as wheat, rye and barley. With trade routes increasing and Croatia entering an era of peace and of stability, the development of new trade ships is issued. Stone mining is furthered as well as the timber industry. The need for these resources rises as urbanization carries on. Iron ores in Dugopolje, Zenice and at last the 'mud' ore in Vojvodina and Eastern Slavonia are to be exploited alongside the silver and copper ores more frequently and of better quality than the iron ores. The exploitation of iron ores in the Lika and Gorski kotar areas continues. The salt industry in Ston is funded by the government. The influx of resources from Dahomey aids the economy. However, the government makes sure that the gold arriving isn't immediately put on the market in order to control the inflation in the wprice of gold. The silver mine in Srebrenica is mined. Kotor Saraka (Adelaide) continues to expand. Draganić continues his research.
    • Isles of the Archvoivodeship (Otoci Nadvojvodstva): The infrastructure is built up.
    • Ban Republic of Carantania (Banska Republika Karantanija): Being an Alpine Slavic nation, the leaders begin a programme to create a standardized Carantanian language that will reflect on both the Slavic and Alpine (Germanic) aspects of Carantania.
    • Sukadang Županija: Croatization. Expansion into the other parts of Borneo.
    • White Croatia: Large-scale Croatization, numerous harsh measures are introduced to ensure White Croatia is Croatian.
  • Algonquia, which views itself as the protector of native populations throughout Borealia, is deeply concerned by rising anti-Taino sentiment in Kuba, and expresses its serious concern. In Britain, Algonquian troops help Scottish nationalists construct the apparatus of an independent Scottish state, with elections scheduled for next year. Some Algonquian troops remain along the Anglo_Scottish frontier for the immediate future.
  • Reme: Reme begins to build up its military and economy. Reme elects a new president and starts to build up its navy. Meanwhile, trade is improved on, with industrialization, mainly former Byzantine areas slowly being introduced to populous areas. Lumber, cash crops and other goods become a major export of Reme, and start getting Reme a jump-start into the European economy. There is also the creation of new navy ships to help modernize the Reman navy. Coal mines are built and start churning out coal at a consistent rate. Coal mining plants are also started to be upgraded. Reme develops a few more nukes under UN supervision. New Brunswick and Arcadia receive their independence, with the Reman public looking down onto themselves for their reaction to the situation. "The Return of the Romans" continues to be a large hit on the Reman big screen. Despite the Britannian coup, Reme finishes off its invasion of the nation to gain control of the reform process. Reme sets up the referendum and has neutral counters tally the votes in Wales, Ireland, and Scotland. Reme approves the idea of a Borrelian Union and will join it when created.

2003

  • Kingdom of Kuba: Military research and development continues. Debris from the fallen KRTC tower continues to be removed and temporarily stored in warehouses on the outskirts of Havana. King Karl II and his son and heir, Henry, meet the Borealian president when he visits Havana and Ground Zero, as the site has come to be known. Meanwhile, the first action against the Taino Liberation Front takes place in the form of raids on collaborators. At the same time, attacks by the TLF seems to be reduced to sporadic, small-scale attacks on the German-speaking population. TLF propaganda videos surface every couple months, boasting of how the German-majority government is "on the run", and "on the brink of collapse". Animosity towards Tainos who haven't explicitly denounced the TLF also climbs steadily, despite calls from the government that the TLF is a group of radicals, and not indicative of the whole population.
  • Korea: Korea continues to build up its military. Meanwhile, more Taoist and Buddhist temples are built. Taoism rises in popularity and gains more followers. The military in the autonomous province of Haejagang (해자강) continues to be on high alert and continues to heavily patrol the Korean settlements. Meanwhile, industrialisation and modernisation continue in Korea (similar to OTL Japan's Meiji Restoration). Monarch Hyomyeong continues investing in technology and science. The Hyundai Motor Company continues to build more cars. Meanwhile, the government continues the policy of neutrality in world affairs in general. Heo Song-hyun creates the thirty-ninth season of the Korean anime, Thunderclouds. Anime and manga see a huge rise in popularity due to the success of the long running anime series, Thunderclouds; and new artists and writers begin to produce their own. Hip-hop, Reggae, House, New Wave, Punk rock, and rock music grow in popularity in Korea. Alternate energy is invested in, and some wind farms continue construction. Solar farms also continue construction in some areas. Choi Kyo-ahn releases the eighth main game and a side game for the Touhou Project games, Phantasmagoria of Flower View (東方花映塚) and Shoot the Bullet (東方文花帖), and has them both released on the eleventh month. It gets huge sales. The Neptune Station and the Neptune Station II continues getting good sales. In Pyongyang, the Ryugyong Hotel continues construction. Samsung continues making Gran Turismo 4. Blizzard Entertainment continues development on World of Warcraft.
  • Lombardy: Our military is continuing to increase in size due to technology becoming better. Factories still make weapons and vehicles for our military but they are not the mostly made items. With the increase of factories in the nation, more jobs are being created. The employment rate has continued to increase in the nation. Agriculture is the best industry in the nation. The railway industry is continuing to work on improving the tracks. Doctors are now continuing to use new technology to make people better. Cars are one of the only ways to get around these days besides using the train. Trade goes well with the Roman Empire. The navy continues to build ships for trade and for future tensions. Music similar to OTL grunge music starts to die down. While nu metal and punk music become popular. Most punk and nu metal bands that were underground are now popular. Fiat cars continue to be popular with the middle and rich class. A reality show called the Lombardy Mafia is gaining popularity with young adults. More games that are like OTL Nintendo games are continuing to be made by Marcoza Gaming for the Sega Box and Sega Box II.
  • Borealia Flag 2 Union of Borealia: As the Union enters the Age of Information, the technology of the community continues to grow exponentially. Medical research continues to develop means of growing spare body parts artificially, as well as perform surgeries with physics instead of chemistry. As robots are used more in industry, Artificial Intelligence is further developed to create more personal connections with these machines. Private companies work to make profits from both terrestrial and off-world mining, and these same companies work towards funding a colony on Mars in 2004. Massive government-sponsored projects work to digitize information from older libraries. New cross-cultural discussions on religion and philosophy bring communities from across the world closer together, thus increasing the popularity of the Reformist Church of Latter-Day Saints. In light of these discussions, a new form of scientific method based on Grecan first principles is also highly debated. Due to these cravings for information, however, many conspiracy theories have also begun to shape the internet community, as many believe the Illuminati Party in Rome is secretly forming a New World Order, and is run by people possessed by body-inhabiting parasites. Still others think that the Curia is secretly building time travel technology from Dr. Braun's lost notes. Harold Kamping's popularity continues to grow, so he decides to run for General President in the 2004 election. Popularity in the 2015 date for the end of the world continues to climb, with non-religious leaders predicting events ranging from asteroid strikes to alien invasions. A recent episode of the History Channel's Ancient Aliens goes viral, which claims to have discovered evidence of body-inhabiting parasites that invaded the Earth in the early 15th century. Some dismiss this as nonesense, while other think this may explain certain strange Social-Political phenomenon since 1400 AD. The Curia Borealia continues to offer uniting their government with Reme and Mexica. The General President joins Harold Kamping on a mission of mercy to the refugees of the disaster in Kuba last year. No comment is made on the status or origin of the Taino Liberation Front. Outwardly, this is to retain sanctity of the Nemiscau Declaration. However, some conspiracy theorists on the internet believe that the disaster was an inside job, orchestrated by the Kuban government to garner support against Native Borealians by slaughtering their own people, and that this "Taino LIberation Front" does not actually exist. These theories have been off-handedly discounted by both the Curia and the LDS Church.
    • Colony of North Antarctica: Industry improves, villages expand. A new base is completed at the geographic South Pole. Archaeology in the ice continues.
    • Phoebe Lunar Outpost: Now a permamenent residence for a small colony of citizens, using technology borrowed from Spain. Obsorvatories are taking advantage of the lack of atmosphere to probe into the deep parts of the observable universe. Mining operations to take samples of Lunar iron are also underway. BARD's manned mission to Mars is preparing to launch next year, when the distance between Earth and Mars is the closest in centuries.
      • Reme continues to discuss the offer, after which political debates and a referendum are scheduled later in the year. (Just checking, is this gonna be like the EU?)
  • Lordship of Neu Norderney: Brother Hans' website for the Observatory comes online this year, providing real and scientific information on a range of issues, and trying to dispel the numerous conspiracy theories which have paralysed the continent. The military is built up.
  • Ruthenia: The Ruthenians continue developing industry in their country.
  • Algonquia becomes further concerned at rising anti-Taino sentiment. Conspiracy theories doubting the reality of the Taino Liberation Front spread widely around the internet in Algonquia, and even make the jump to fringe nationalist news stations. The Lucayan population in the Zollern Insels and New Guernsey spearheads this concern, raising its autonomous military forces status of readiness and their size, while also purchasing new equipment. Increased devolution measures are granted to these governments in a related bill which passes the Hall of Sachems. In a statement at year's end, the High Sachem affirms Algonquia's determination to uphold the Nemiscau declaration and protect any Native Borealians from discrimination and harm throughout the continent.
  • Roman Empire: The Roman Empire continues to recover from the shock of the Great War, in which many good Romans died. The Empire also focuses on its internal security and stability after noticing the power of the revolt in Africa and remembering painful memories of revolts in Italy and Egypt. Economic and civic policy are seen as key to improving stability and cohesiveness in the Empire. With that said, the Empire does have several foreign policy successes to note as well, mainly the unification of the Tartary and the return of order in the steppes. Trade continues to go well and the military continues to have a major part of Roman society, and new weapons like tanks, planes and better submarines now play a significant role in the way the Empire wages war. The financial crisis affects the Empire badly, and the economy suffers and many go without work. The current administration works to help mediate the crisis even though it knows its days are numbered. The civil war in the Caliphate forces the Empire and its ally Assyria to be on guard. Research in new areas of science continues. Nuclear physics are explored in universities in the Empire, however, no major breakthroughs or accomplishments have been recorded and governmental support is low. The Roman government continues to push for the completion of the Treaty of Constantinople, and Roman troops remain ready to fulfill the provisions as described. Nuclear research continues, and teh Sahara becomes a testing range for any detonations. New designs for advanced nuclear weapons based around the principles of fusion rather than fission are drawn up, and official funding for testing is given. The Roman military also looks into other high profile weapons such as chemical weapons. Automatic rifles and advanced rocketry are also researched and produced to help keep the Roman military on edge. The first Roman space station is sent up and manned by several astronauts, however the space station is not able to host people for long durations. The first thermonuclear detonation also occurs this year in the Chagos Islands, and the Roman military begins efforts to miniaturise the warheads to fit on ICBM missiles. More attacks occur, and the spread of the insurgency moves farther west. The imperial family are sent to Bulgaria, the last major state to not be partially affected by the rebels. The Roman government assures the international community that the Roman nuclear arsenal is under military control. Support is given to the Remans in their mission.
  • Ban Republic of Croatia (Banska Republika Hrvatska): Sewerage systems similar to Ragusan ones are built in major towns of theBan Republic. With growing Ragusan influence, and the beginning of further colonization, the navy expands rapidly using much of the Ragusan expertise. Moreover, with the influx of new resources in form of lumber, labour and metals, the navy begins expanding at a fast rate. More and more ships capable of crossing the Atlantic with ease are built. The Sabor intends to restore the glorious naval culture of the Neretva peoples and plans to do so by expanding the navy. The kravata (tie) is more and more used as an accessory. Trade routes are strengthened and the salt mines around Tuzla are explored as well as the salt industry in Pag and Nin. Using irrigation from the Danube, Sava, Drava, Drina, Cetina, Una, Vrbaš, Kupa, Neretva and other rivers the fields in the kingdom are developed, used for crops such as wheat, rye and barley. With trade routes increasing and Croatia entering an era of peace and of stability, the development of new trade ships is issued. Stone mining is furthered as well as the timber industry. The need for these resources rises as urbanization carries on. Iron ores in Dugopolje, Zenice and at last the 'mud' ore in Vojvodina and Eastern Slavonia are to be exploited alongside the silver and copper ores more frequently and of better quality than the iron ores. The exploitation of iron ores in the Lika and Gorski kotar areas continues. The salt industry in Ston is funded by the government. The influx of resources from Dahomey aids the economy. However, the government makes sure that the gold arriving isn't immediately put on the market in order to control the inflation in the wprice of gold. The silver mine in Srebrenica is mined. Kotor Saraka (Adelaide) continues to expand. Draganić continues his research.
    • Isles of the Archvoivodeship (Otoci Nadvojvodstva): The infrastructure is built up.
    • Ban Republic of Carantania (Banska Republika Karantanija): Being an Alpine Slavic nation, the leaders begin a programme to create a standardized Carantanian language that will reflect on both the Slavic and Alpine (Germanic) aspects of Carantania.
    • Sukadang Županija: Croatization. Expansion into the other parts of Borneo.
    • White Croatia: Large-scale Croatization, numerous harsh measures are introduced to ensure White Croatia is Croatian.

2004

  • Kingdom of Kuba: military research and development continues. The site of the former KRTC tower is now mostly clear of loose debris, and debate over what to do with the are begins, with a proposal of turning it into a park and memorial seeming to get the most support, though debate will continue for the next few years. Anti-TLF raids and action continue, with many collaborators either killed or captured. While hate crimes against some Taino are reported, they aren't as widespread as it was feared it would be. Taino lawmakers in the Diet continue to denounce the TLF, but several in the Commons lose their seats to left-wing candidates in the first post-9/29/02 elections. The ruling center-right government fears that the 9/29/02 attack will force its members to the left of the Kuban political spectrum to remain competitive in elections.
  • Korea: Korea continues to build up its military. Meanwhile, more Taoist and Buddhist temples are built. Taoism rises in popularity and gains more followers. The military in the autonomous province of Haejagang (해자강) continues to be on high alert and continues to heavily patrol the Korean settlements. Meanwhile, industrialisation and modernisation continue in Korea (similar to OTL Japan's Meiji Restoration). Monarch Hyomyeong continues investing in technology and science. The Hyundai Motor Company continues to build more cars. Meanwhile, the government continues the policy of neutrality in world affairs in general. Heo Song-hyun creates the fortieth season of the Korean anime, Thunderclouds. Anime and manga see a huge rise in popularity due to the success of the long running anime series, Thunderclouds; and new artists and writers begin to produce their own. Hip-hop, Reggae, House, New Wave, Punk rock, and rock music grow in popularity in Korea. Alternate energy is invested in, and some wind farms continue construction. Solar farms also continue construction in some areas. Choi Kyo-ahn releases the ninth main game for the Touhou Project game, Mountain of Faith (東方風神録), and has it released on the ninth month. It gets huge sales. The Neptune Station and the Neptune Station II continues getting good sales. In Pyongyang, the Ryugyong Hotel continues construction. Samsung continues making Gran Turismo 4. Blizzard Entertainment finishes development on World of Warcraft, and has it released. Rockstar Games releases Grand Theft Auto: New Vienna for the NSII, featuring fctionalised cities of New Vienna, San Francisco and San Diego, along with some smaller towns, countrysides and more. The game gets huge sales, the largest the series has seen so far, and becomes the number one game of the year. World of Warcraft also gets huge sales, and comes in as the second best selling game of the year.
  • Lombardy: Our military is continuing to increase in size due to technology becoming better. Factories still make weapons and vehicles for our military but they are not the mostly made items. With the increase of factories in the nation, more jobs are being created. The employment rate has continued to increase in the nation. Agriculture is the best industry in the nation. The railway industry is continuing to work on improving the tracks. Doctors are now continuing to use new technology to make people better. Cars are one of the only ways to get around these days besides using the train. Trade goes well with the Roman Empire. The navy continues to build ships for trade and for future tensions. Music similar to OTL grunge music starts to die down. While nu metal and punk music become popular. Most punk and nu metal bands that were underground are now popular. Fiat cars continue to be popular with the middle and rich class. A reality show called the Lombardy Mafia is gaining popularity with young adults. More games that are like OTL Nintendo games are continuing to be made by Marcoza Gaming for the Sega Box and Sega Box II.
  • Borealia Flag 2 Union of Borealia: As the Union enters the Age of Information, the technology of the community continues to grow exponentially. Medical research continues to develop means of growing spare body parts artificially, as well as perform surgeries with physics instead of chemistry. As robots are used more in industry, Artificial Intelligence is further developed to create more personal connections with these machines. Private companies work to make profits from both terrestrial and off-world mining. Massive government-sponsored projects work to digitize information from older libraries. New cross-cultural discussions on religion and philosophy bring communities from across the world closer together, thus increasing the popularity of the Reformist Church of Latter-Day Saints. In light of these discussions, a new form of scientific method based on Grecan first principles is also highly debated. Due to these cravings for information, however, many conspiracy theories have also begun to shape the internet community, as many believe the Illuminati Party in Rome is secretly forming a New World Order. Still others think that the Curia is secretly building time travel technology from Dr. Braun's lost notes. Harold Kamping's popularity continues to grow, so he decides to run for General President in the 2004 election. Popularity in the 2015 date for the end of the world continues to climb, with non-religious leaders predicting events ranging from asteroid strikes to alien invasions. Harold Kamping wins the Presidency for Borealia in a landslide victory, and the members of the Curia are likewise filled with supporters of the Kampine doctrine. Also this year, BARD successfully launches a manned probe towards Mars, filled with provisions and supplies needed to start a colony there. As the entire trip is estimated at eight months, news of their arrival will not be announced until next year. Kuba is warned not to harm any innocent Native Borealians, but no comment is yet made on the TLF.
    • Colony of North Antarctica: Industry improves, villages expand. A new base is completed at the geographic South Pole. Archaeology in the ice continues.
    • Phoebe Lunar Outpost: Now a permamenent residence for a small colony of citizens, using technology borrowed from Spain. Obsorvatories are taking advantage of the lack of atmosphere to probe into the deep parts of the observable universe. Mining operations to take samples of Lunar iron are also underway.
  • Lordship of Neu Norderney: Lord Conrad X sends his congratulations to the Borealian astronauts as they head off to Mars. In other news, preparations are underway for the celebration of Lord Conrad X's Golden Jubilee in 2007, with chinawear manufacturers already designing commemorative cups and plates. Brother Hans' website for the Observatory proves very popular, quickly becoming the most trusted source of information on the internet when it comes to dispelling conspiracy theories, as well as scientific questions in general. Kuba is offered some support against the extremist TLF, and the government, on the urging of the Native MPs, ask the UN to send a taskforce to Kuba to sort out the conflict and ensure no non-combatants get hurt.
  • Spain does the Mars thing with Borealia. Meanwhile, the Spanish government begins to discuss the potential event where Spain intervenes in the Kuban crisis and help the Kubans. Spain plans to vote in favor of UN involvement in a UN vote and brings the issue to the UNSC. Juan Scrawlando IV becomes the Prime Minister of Spain, the third person from the family to do so after his father and his great-grandfather, the OG Scrawlando. Some assholes blow up the Gibraltar Tunnel and kill 1209 people. These assholes are discovered to be backed by the French and they are French. Spain asks France to deal with its problems and stop messing things up in Spain. More private groups begin working on space travel. Meanwhile, the Chad Region Restoration Project is completed after 11 years and billions of dollars poured into it by the members of the Imperial Federation. The restoration completely revitalizes the region and the dramatic expansion of Lake Chad brings new agricultural and fishing potential to the neighboring countries, benefiting tens of millions of people. It is hailed as one of the greatest feats in history since the construction of the Panama Canal (if it exists).
    • Borealia offers to send foreign aid to Spain, too
  • Ruthenia: The Ruthenians continue developing industry in their country.
  • Roman Empire: The Roman Empire continues to recover from the shock of the Great War, in which many good Romans died. The Empire also focuses on its internal security and stability after noticing the power of the revolt in Africa and remembering painful memories of revolts in Italy and Egypt. Economic and civic policy are seen as key to improving stability and cohesiveness in the Empire. With that said, the Empire does have several foreign policy successes to note as well, mainly the unification of the Tartary and the return of order in the steppes. Trade continues to go well and the military continues to have a major part of Roman society, and new weapons like tanks, planes and better submarines now play a significant role in the way the Empire wages war. The financial crisis affects the Empire badly, and the economy suffers and many go without work. The current administration works to help mediate the crisis even though it knows its days are numbered. The civil war in the Caliphate forces the Empire and its ally Assyria to be on guard. Research in new areas of science continues. Nuclear physics are explored in universities in the Empire, however, no major breakthroughs or accomplishments have been recorded and governmental support is low. The Roman government continues to push for the completion of the Treaty of Constantinople, and Roman troops remain ready to fulfill the provisions as described. Nuclear research continues, and teh Sahara becomes a testing range for any detonations. New designs for advanced nuclear weapons based around the principles of fusion rather than fission are drawn up, and official funding for testing is given. The Roman military also looks into other high profile weapons such as chemical weapons. Automatic rifles and advanced rocketry are also researched and produced to help keep the Roman military on edge. The first Roman space station is sent up and manned by several astronauts, however the space station is not able to host people for long durations. The first thermonuclear detonation also occurs this year in the Chagos Islands, and the Roman military begins efforts to miniaturise the warheads to fit on ICBM missiles. More attacks occur, and the spread of the insurgency moves farther west. The imperial family are sent to Bulgaria, the last major state to not be partially affected by the rebels. The Roman government assures the international community that the Roman nuclear arsenal is under military control. Support is given to the Remans in their mission.
  • Ban Republic of Croatia (Banska Republika Hrvatska): Sewerage systems similar to Ragusan ones are built in major towns of theBan Republic. With growing Ragusan influence, and the beginning of further colonization, the navy expands rapidly using much of the Ragusan expertise. Moreover, with the influx of new resources in form of lumber, labour and metals, the navy begins expanding at a fast rate. More and more ships capable of crossing the Atlantic with ease are built. The Sabor intends to restore the glorious naval culture of the Neretva peoples and plans to do so by expanding the navy. The kravata (tie) is more and more used as an accessory. Trade routes are strengthened and the salt mines around Tuzla are explored as well as the salt industry in Pag and Nin. Using irrigation from the Danube, Sava, Drava, Drina, Cetina, Una, Vrbaš, Kupa, Neretva and other rivers the fields in the kingdom are developed, used for crops such as wheat, rye and barley. With trade routes increasing and Croatia entering an era of peace and of stability, the development of new trade ships is issued. Stone mining is furthered as well as the timber industry. The need for these resources rises as urbanization carries on. Iron ores in Dugopolje, Zenice and at last the 'mud' ore in Vojvodina and Eastern Slavonia are to be exploited alongside the silver and copper ores more frequently and of better quality than the iron ores. The exploitation of iron ores in the Lika and Gorski kotar areas continues. The salt industry in Ston is funded by the government. The influx of resources from Dahomey aids the economy. However, the government makes sure that the gold arriving isn't immediately put on the market in order to control the inflation in the wprice of gold. The silver mine in Srebrenica is mined. Kotor Saraka (Adelaide) continues to expand. Draganić continues his research.
    • Isles of the Archvoivodeship (Otoci Nadvojvodstva): The infrastructure is built up.
    • Ban Republic of Carantania (Banska Republika Karantanija): Being an Alpine Slavic nation, the leaders begin a programme to create a standardized Carantanian language that will reflect on both the Slavic and Alpine (Germanic) aspects of Carantania.
    • Sukadang Županija: Croatization. Expansion into the other parts of Borneo.
    • White Croatia: Large-scale Croatization, numerous harsh measures are introduced to ensure White Croatia is Croatian.

2005

  • Kingdom of Kuba: military research and development continues. After several years of worry over the TLF, rocket launches from the Prinz Karl Space Facility restart, bringing a new crew to the CGNs space station, while security there is tightened. Meanwhile, left-wing parties continue pushing for greater security provisions nationwide, though critics, including Karl II, call it an infringement on privacy rights. Neu Norderney is told that Kuba will be willing to accept what help Neu Norderney is able to give.
  • Korea: Korea continues to build up its military. Meanwhile, more Taoist and Buddhist temples are built. Taoism rises in popularity and gains more followers. The military in the autonomous province of Haejagang (해자강) continues to be on high alert and continues to heavily patrol the Korean settlements. Meanwhile, industrialisation and modernisation continue in Korea (similar to OTL Japan's Meiji Restoration). Monarch Hyomyeong continues investing in technology and science. The Hyundai Motor Company continues to build more cars. Meanwhile, the government continues the policy of neutrality in world affairs in general. Heo Song-hyun creates the forty-first season of the Korean anime, Thunderclouds. Anime and manga see a huge rise in popularity due to the success of the long running anime series, Thunderclouds; and new artists and writers begin to produce their own. Hip-hop, Reggae, House, New Wave, Punk rock, and rock music grow in popularity in Korea. Alternate energy is invested in, and some wind farms continue construction. Solar farms also continue construction in some areas. Choi Kyo-ahn releases a side game with the collaboration of Twilight Frontier for the Touhou Project game, Lotus Weather Rhapsody (東方緋想天), and has it released on the tenth month. It gets huge sales. The Neptune Station and the Neptune Station II continues getting good sales. In Pyongyang, the Ryugyong Hotel continues construction. Samsung finishes making Gran Turismo 4 and releases it on the third month. It gets excllent sales. Blizzard Entertainment finishes development on World of Warcraft, and has it released. Rockstar Games releases Grand Theft Auto: Cahokie Stories for the NSII; and sees excllent sales. At the Electronic Entertainment Expo, Samsung officially announces the new Neptune Station III, and sets a release date for it to be in the eleventh month of next year. A new musical artist, known as Flying Lotus, begins to make music.
  • Borealia Flag 2 Union of Borealia: As the Union enters the Age of Information, the technology of the community continues to grow exponentially. Medical research continues to develop means of growing spare body parts artificially, as well as perform surgeries with physics instead of chemistry. As robots are used more in industry, Artificial Intelligence is further developed to create more personal connections with these machines. Private companies work to make profits from both terrestrial and off-world mining. Massive government-sponsored projects work to digitize information from older libraries. New cross-cultural discussions on religion and philosophy bring communities from across the world closer together, thus increasing the popularity of the Reformist Church of Latter-Day Saints. In light of these discussions, a new form of scientific method based on Grecan first principles is also highly debated. Due to these cravings for information, however, many conspiracy theories have also begun to shape the internet community, as many believe the Illuminati Party in Rome is secretly forming a New World Order. Still others think that the Curia is secretly building time travel technology from Dr. Braun's lost notes. Harold Kamping's popularity continues to grow, so he decides to run for General President in the 2004 election. Popularity in the 2015 date for the end of the world continues to climb, with non-religious leaders predicting events ranging from asteroid strikes to alien invasions. Meanwhile, the manned mission to Mars makes for a monumental moment in modern memory, as the men immediately make a metropolis among the Martian mountains. Harold Kamping and his comrads in the Kampine campaign continue to control the continent's Curia and, in a complex capacity, the constitution concurrently. Reasonably, the remainder of the region remains reserved, rarely removing their retention from rituals of the Reformist religion.
    • Colony of North Antarctica: Industry improves, villages expand. A new base is completed at the geographic South Pole. Archaeology in the ice continues.
    • Phoebe Lunar Outpost: Now a permanent residence for a small colony of citizens, using technology borrowed from Spain. Obsorvatories are taking advantage of the lack of atmosphere to probe into the deep parts of the observable universe. Mining operations to take samples of Lunar iron are also underway.
    • Amerigo Martian Outpost: (No more alliterations, I swear) Informally named "New New Munich", the Amerigo Mission establishes a permanent residence along side Spanish colonists on Elysium Mons in the northern hemisphere of the Red Planet. Food and water sent with them are good for three years, with oxygen good for nine months. They also retain technology needed to filter the CO2 on Mars to synthesize more oxygen. Some of the crew return to Earth, who are welcomed as celebraties after their shuttle touches down in Algeria.
    • Diplomacy (to Reme, Algonquia, Arcadia, and Mexica): Clarifying the proposal made years earlier, we ask to make a pan-Borealian organization (like OTL EU) to oversee the members of the New Munich Pact.
  • Lombardy: Our military is continuing to increase in size due to technology becoming better. Factories still make weapons and vehicles for our military but they are not the mostly made items. With the increase of factories in the nation, more jobs are being created. The employment rate has continued to increase in the nation. Agriculture is the best industry in the nation. The railway industry is continuing to work on improving the tracks. Doctors are now continuing to use new technology to make people better. Cars are one of the only ways to get around these days besides using the train. Trade goes well with the Roman Empire. The navy continues to build ships for trade and for future tensions. Music similar to OTL grunge music starts to die down. While nu metal and punk music become popular. Most punk and nu metal bands that were underground are now popular. Fiat cars continue to be popular with the middle and rich class. A reality show called the Lombardy Mafia is gaining popularity with young adults. More games that are like OTL Nintendo games are continuing to be made by Marcoza Gaming for the Sega Box II and Sega Box III.
  • Ruthenia: The Ruthenians continue developing industry in their country.
  • Spain did that Mars thing. The people who went to Mars received knighthoods. We ask France to do something about their lousy terrorists. Spanish iPhone. Spain introduces a plan to rid itself of paper currencies, which will last for about ten years, after which point paper Spanish money will no longer be valid for transactions.
  • Andea creates an outpost on Mars. The Andean Company "Orange" creates the "Os Phone", a new smart phone. Reddit is created. The National Forensic League is formed. Public Forum, Congressional and World's Standard Debate are the events.
  • Lordship of Neu Norderney: Lord Conrad X sends his congratulations to the Borealian astronauts on Mars, saying it is a momentous occasion for all mankind. In other news, preparations are underway for the celebration of Lord Conrad X's Golden Jubilee in 2007, with chinawear manufacturers already designing commemorative cups and plates. Brother Hans' website for the Observatory proves very popular, quickly becoming the most trusted source of information on the internet when it comes to dispelling conspiracy theories, as well as scientific questions in general. Kuba is offered some support against the extremist TLF, and the government, on the urging of the Native MPs, ask the UN to send a task force to Kuba to sort out the conflict and ensure no non-combatants get hurt
  • Roman Empire: The Roman Empire continues to recover from the shock of the Great War, in which many good Romans died. The Empire also focuses on its internal security and stability after noticing the power of the revolt in Africa and remembering painful memories of revolts in Italy and Egypt. Economic and civic policy are seen as key to improving stability and cohesiveness in the Empire. With that said, the Empire does have several foreign policy successes to note as well, mainly the unification of the Tartary and the return of order in the steppes. Trade continues to go well and the military continues to have a major part of Roman society, and new weapons like tanks, planes and better submarines now play a significant role in the way the Empire wages war. The financial crisis affects the Empire badly, and the economy suffers and many go without work. The current administration works to help mediate the crisis even though it knows its days are numbered. The civil war in the Caliphate forces the Empire and its ally Assyria to be on guard. Research in new areas of science continues. Nuclear physics are explored in universities in the Empire, however, no major breakthroughs or accomplishments have been recorded and governmental support is low. The Roman government continues to push for the completion of the Treaty of Constantinople, and Roman troops remain ready to fulfill the provisions as described. Nuclear research continues, and teh Sahara becomes a testing range for any detonations. New designs for advanced nuclear weapons based around the principles of fusion rather than fission are drawn up, and official funding for testing is given. The Roman military also looks into other high profile weapons such as chemical weapons. Automatic rifles and advanced rocketry are also researched and produced to help keep the Roman military on edge. The first Roman space station is sent up and manned by several astronauts, however the space station is not able to host people for long durations. The first thermonuclear detonation also occurs this year in the Chagos Islands, and the Roman military begins efforts to miniaturise the warheads to fit on ICBM missiles. More attacks occur, and the spread of the insurgency moves farther west. The imperial family are sent to Bulgaria, the last major state to not be partially affected by the rebels. The Roman government assures the international community that the Roman nuclear arsenal is under military control. Support is given to the Remans in their mission.
  • Ban Republic of Croatia (Banska Republika Hrvatska): Sewerage systems similar to Ragusan ones are built in major towns of theBan Republic. With growing Ragusan influence, and the beginning of further colonization, the navy expands rapidly using much of the Ragusan expertise. Moreover, with the influx of new resources in form of lumber, labour and metals, the navy begins expanding at a fast rate. More and more ships capable of crossing the Atlantic with ease are built. The Sabor intends to restore the glorious naval culture of the Neretva peoples and plans to do so by expanding the navy. The kravata (tie) is more and more used as an accessory. Trade routes are strengthened and the salt mines around Tuzla are explored as well as the salt industry in Pag and Nin. Using irrigation from the Danube, Sava, Drava, Drina, Cetina, Una, Vrbaš, Kupa, Neretva and other rivers the fields in the kingdom are developed, used for crops such as wheat, rye and barley. With trade routes increasing and Croatia entering an era of peace and of stability, the development of new trade ships is issued. Stone mining is furthered as well as the timber industry. The need for these resources rises as urbanization carries on. Iron ores in Dugopolje, Zenice and at last the 'mud' ore in Vojvodina and Eastern Slavonia are to be exploited alongside the silver and copper ores more frequently and of better quality than the iron ores. The exploitation of iron ores in the Lika and Gorski kotar areas continues. The salt industry in Ston is funded by the government. The influx of resources from Dahomey aids the economy. However, the government makes sure that the gold arriving isn't immediately put on the market in order to control the inflation in the wprice of gold. The silver mine in Srebrenica is mined. Kotor Saraka (Adelaide) continues to expand. Draganić continues his research.
    • Isles of the Archvoivodeship (Otoci Nadvojvodstva): The infrastructure is built up.
    • Ban Republic of Carantania (Banska Republika Karantanija): Being an Alpine Slavic nation, the leaders begin a programme to create a standardized Carantanian language that will reflect on both the Slavic and Alpine (Germanic) aspects of Carantania.
    • Sukadang Županija: Croatization. Expansion into the other parts of Borneo.
    • White Croatia: Large-scale Croatization, numerous harsh measures are introduced to ensure White Croatia is Croatian.

2006

  • Kingdom of Kuba: military research and development continues. Space flights also continue. After lengthy debate, it is decided to build a memorial plaza on the site of the former Kuban Royal Trade Company tower. A groundbreaking ceremony, attended by the royal family, will take place next year on the five year anniversary of the 9/29/02 attack.
  • Korea: Korea continues to build up its military. Meanwhile, more Taoist and Buddhist temples are built. Taoism rises in popularity and gains more followers. The military in the autonomous province of Haejagang (해자강) continues to be on high alert and continues to heavily patrol the Korean settlements. Meanwhile, industrialisation and modernisation continue in Korea (similar to OTL Japan's Meiji Restoration). Monarch Hyomyeong continues investing in technology and science. The Hyundai Motor Company continues to build more cars. Meanwhile, the government continues the policy of neutrality in world affairs in general. Heo Song-hyun creates the forty-second season of the Korean anime, Thunderclouds. Anime and manga see a huge rise in popularity due to the success of the long running anime series, Thunderclouds; and new artists and writers begin to produce their own. Hip-hop, Reggae, House, New Wave, Punk rock, and rock music grow in popularity in Korea. Alternate energy is invested in, and some wind farms continue construction. Solar farms also continue construction in some areas. Choi Kyo-ahn releases the tenth Touhou Project game, Subterranean Animism (東方地霊殿), and has it released on the tenth month. It gets huge sales. The Neptune Station and the Neptune Station II continues getting good sales. In Pyongyang, the Ryugyong Hotel continues construction. Rockstar Games releases Grand Theft Auto: Connerland Stories for the NSII; and sees excllent sales. Samsung releases the new Neptune Station III console on the eleventh month, with a price tag of 328,424.60 Won (about OTL 250 Euros). It sees huge sales. Samsung begins making Gran Turismo 5 for the NSIII. Flying Lotus releases his first album, 1983. Jeong Hye-sun publishes an Alternate History Novel titled The Tawantinsuyu; and is centered around Andea managing to take all of Hesperia by the 1880s, later taking all of Lower Borealia in the 1910s, and slowly builds up until it becomes the world's sole hyperpower by the 1960s.
  • Lombardy: Our military is continuing to increase in size due to technology becoming better. Factories still make weapons and vehicles for our military but they are not the mostly made items. With the increase of factories in the nation, more jobs are being created. The employment rate has continued to increase in the nation. Agriculture is the best industry in the nation. The railway industry is continuing to work on improving the tracks. Doctors are now continuing to use new technology to make people better. Cars are one of the only ways to get around these days besides using the train. Trade goes well with the Roman Empire. The navy continues to build ships for trade and for future tensions. Music similar to OTL grunge music starts to die down. While nu metal and punk music become popular. Most punk and nu metal bands that were underground are now popular. Fiat cars continue to be popular with the middle and rich class. A reality show called the Lombardy Mafia is gaining popularity with young adults. More games that are like OTL Nintendo games are continuing to be made by Marcoza Gaming for the Sega Box II and Sega Box III.
  • Britain: We sign the Treaty of London. We begin reconstruction of Britain, building roads, houses! other infrastructure and the economy. We wish to trade with Spain, Boreala, Reme, Andria, other European nations and any other nation. We thank Reme for helping us rebuild. We would like France, Holland, Germany and Spain to make a union with us, this will be called the 'European Union'. This will be played as the Spainnish nation. The capital of this Union will be Madrid. We will do referenda for Wales, Scotland and Eire next year. We promote sport in Britain. We will hold democratic elections in 2008.
  • Hawaii: Military and economy is improving and increasing while the technology might bring a better constructions to Honolulu and more population. The buildings are starting to build something like fire stations, libraries, post offices and more. The population is increasing up to five million. The company of the railroad Hawaiian Railways, might build some rails. The navy is still building some battleships.
  • Borealia Flag 2 Union of Borealia: As the Union enters the Age of Information, the technology of the community continues to grow exponentially. Medical research continues to develop means of growing spare body parts artificially, as well as perform surgeries with physics instead of chemistry. As robots are used more in industry, Artificial Intelligence is further developed to create more personal connections with these machines. Private companies work to make profits from both terrestrial and off-world mining. Massive government-sponsored projects work to digitize information from older libraries. New cross-cultural discussions on religion and philosophy bring communities from across the world closer together, thus increasing the popularity of the Reformist Church of Latter-Day Saints. In light of these discussions, a new form of scientific method based on Grecan first principles is also highly debated. Due to these cravings for information, however, many conspiracy theories have also begun to shape the internet community, as many believe the Illuminati Party in Rome is secretly forming a New World Order. Still others think that the Curia is secretly building time travel technology from Dr. Braun's lost notes. Popularity in the 2015 date for the end of the world continues to climb, with non-religious leaders predicting events ranging from asteroid strikes to alien invasions. The Kampine Curia continues to make religiously conservative legislation over the nation.
    • Colony of North Antarctica: Industry improves, villages expand. A new base is completed at the geographic South Pole. Archaeology in the ice continues.
    • Phoebe Lunar Outpost: Now a permanent residence for a small colony of citizens, using technology borrowed from Spain. Obsorvatories are taking advantage of the lack of atmosphere to probe into the deep parts of the observable universe. Mining operations to take samples of Lunar iron are also underway.
    • Amerigo Martian Outpost: Informally named "New New Munich", the Amerigo Mission establishes a permanent residence alongside Spanish colonists on Elysium Mons in the northern hemisphere of the Red Planet. Food and water sent with them are good for three years. The colony successfully manages to filter both oxygen and water from the frozen CO2 on Mars.
  • Lordship of Neu Norderney: Preparations continue for the Golden Jubilee next year. The Internet becomes increasingly popular. The government invests in regional hospitals and telecommunications in an attempt to slow the flow of people moving from the country to the city.
  • Ruthenia: The Ruthenians continue developing industry in their country.

2007

  • Kingdom of Kuba: military research and development continues. Another flight to the CGN's moon base is made, while the newly founded Odin Lunar Mining Company, a private corporation, gains the first permit in Kuba to begin mining on the moon. The OLMC plans to land the first component of its lunar facility in 2012. On September 29, during the five year anniversary memorial, three Taino members of the Kingsguard, the Royal security force, radicalized by TLF propaganda, open fire on the royal family and government officials. King Karl II, his wife, his three children, his brother and his family, and several ministers are shot during the exchange. The assailants are likewise shot and killed by other Kingsguard, two of them by another Taino guard. But while all but one of the ministers survive, the entire Royal family is killed, the last one being Karl II's niece, Princess Sophia of Weststadt, who died of her wounds three days afterward. The general populace is shocked at the attack, and animosity turns to anger towards the TLF. Suspected TLF sympathizers are often lynched before police have a chance to arrest them. Three weeks after the attack, the Chancellor announces that, thanks to local tips, as well as defectors from the TLF, the top seven officers of the TLF have either been killed or arrested. Meanwhile, with the lack of a clear heir, as mandated by the Rezeß, the Kuban Constitution, the Chancellor organizes a regency council, comprised of many governmental heads, while the Committee for Dynastic Affairs investigates possible claimants to the Kuban throne. It is expected that the CDA will publish its results sometime next year.
  • Korea: Korea continues to build up its military. Meanwhile, more Taoist and Buddhist temples are built. Taoism rises in popularity and gains more followers. The military in the autonomous province of Haejagang (해자강) continues to be on high alert and continues to heavily patrol the Korean settlements. Meanwhile, industrialisation and modernisation continue in Korea (similar to OTL Japan's Meiji Restoration). Monarch Hyomyeong continues investing in technology and science. The Hyundai Motor Company continues to build more cars. Meanwhile, the government continues the policy of neutrality in world affairs in general. Heo Song-hyun creates the forty-third season of the Korean anime, Thunderclouds. Anime and manga see a huge rise in popularity due to the success of the long running anime series, Thunderclouds; and new artists and writers begin to produce their own. Hip-hop, Reggae, House, New Wave, Punk rock, and rock music grow in popularity in Korea. Alternate energy is invested in, and some wind farms continue construction. Solar farms also continue construction in some areas. Choi Kyo-ahn releases the eleventh Touhou Project game along with a side game in collabaration with Twilight Frontier, Undefined Fantastic Object (東方星蓮船) and Touhou Bisangcheonchig (東方非想天則/동방비상천칙), and has it released on the tenth month. It gets huge sales. The Neptune Station, Neptune Station II, and Neptune Station III continues getting good sales. In Pyongyang, the Ryugyong Hotel continues construction. Samsung continues making Gran Turismo 5 for the NSIII. Blizzard Entertainment releases the first expansion pack for World of Warcraft, The Burning Crusade. It sees huge sales.
  • Ruthenia: The Ruthenians continue developing industry in their country.
  • Hawaii: We improve the military and economy while our navy still builds some battleships. Also we build some airbases, and might develop some tanks and aircraft as well - with armoured vehicles also on the list. The buildings still began to build in Honolulu to make good population to live in our nations. The Hawaiian Railways, meanwhile building rails to one of the cities.
  • Lombardy: Our military is continuing to increase in size due to technology becoming better. Factories still make weapons and vehicles for our military but they are not the mostly made items. With the increase of factories in the nation, more jobs are being created. The employment rate has continued to increase in the nation. Agriculture is the best industry in the nation. The railway industry is continuing to work on improving the tracks. Doctors are now continuing to use new technology to make people better. Cars are one of the only ways to get around these days besides using the train. Trade goes well with the Roman Empire. The navy continues to build ships for trade and for future tensions. Music similar to OTL grunge music starts to die down. While nu metal and punk music become popular. Most punk and nu metal bands that were underground are now popular. Fiat cars continue to be popular with the middle and rich class. A reality show called the Lombardy Mafia is gaining popularity with young adults. More games that are like OTL Nintendo games are continuing to be made by Marcoza Gaming for the Sega Box II and Sega Box III.
  • Lordship of Neu Norderney: There is a grand celebration throughout the country this year as everyone celebrates the Golden Jubilee of Lord Conrad X's reign. There are parades, Air Force fly-pasts, exhibitions, celebratory masses, and a whole week of public holidays. In a televised address on the actual day of the anniversary, Lord Conrad X thanks the entire nation for their support over the past fifty years, he reminisces on how far the country has come through his reign, and concludes by vowing to continue serving his country until his dying breath. Economy improves, mInly due to the large sales of commemorative memorabilia, including plates, cups, stamps, small statues, framed portraits, etc.
  • Roman Empire: The Roman Empire continues to recover from the shock of the Great War, in which many good Romans died. The Empire also focuses on its internal security and stability after noticing the power of the revolt in Africa and remembering painful memories of revolts in Italy and Egypt. Economic and civic policy are seen as key to improving stability and cohesiveness in the Empire. With that said, the Empire does have several foreign policy successes to note as well, mainly the unification of the Tartary and the return of order in the steppes. Trade continues to go well and the military continues to have a major part of Roman society, and new weapons like tanks, planes and better submarines now play a significant role in the way the Empire wages war. The financial crisis affects the Empire badly, and the economy suffers and many go without work. The current administration works to help mediate the crisis even though it knows its days are numbered. The civil war in the Caliphate forces the Empire and its ally Assyria to be on guard. Research in new areas of science continues. Nuclear physics are explored in universities in the Empire, however, no major breakthroughs or accomplishments have been recorded and governmental support is low. The Roman government continues to push for the completion of the Treaty of Constantinople, and Roman troops remain ready to fulfill the provisions as described. Nuclear research continues, and teh Sahara becomes a testing range for any detonations. New designs for advanced nuclear weapons based around the principles of fusion rather than fission are drawn up, and official funding for testing is given. The Roman military also looks into other high profile weapons such as chemical weapons. Automatic rifles and advanced rocketry are also researched and produced to help keep the Roman military on edge. The first Roman space station is sent up and manned by several astronauts, however the space station is not able to host people for long durations. The first thermonuclear detonation also occurs this year in the Chagos Islands, and the Roman military begins efforts to miniaturise the warheads to fit on ICBM missiles. More attacks occur, and the spread of the insurgency moves farther west. The imperial family are sent to Bulgaria, the last major state to not be partially affected by the rebels. The Roman government assures the international community that the Roman nuclear arsenal is under military control. Support is given to the Remans in their mission.
  • Ban Republic of Croatia (Banska Republika Hrvatska): Sewerage systems similar to Ragusan ones are built in major towns of theBan Republic. With growing Ragusan influence, and the beginning of further colonization, the navy expands rapidly using much of the Ragusan expertise. Moreover, with the influx of new resources in form of lumber, labour and metals, the navy begins expanding at a fast rate. More and more ships capable of crossing the Atlantic with ease are built. The Sabor intends to restore the glorious naval culture of the Neretva peoples and plans to do so by expanding the navy. The kravata (tie) is more and more used as an accessory. Trade routes are strengthened and the salt mines around Tuzla are explored as well as the salt industry in Pag and Nin. Using irrigation from the Danube, Sava, Drava, Drina, Cetina, Una, Vrbaš, Kupa, Neretva and other rivers the fields in the kingdom are developed, used for crops such as wheat, rye and barley. With trade routes increasing and Croatia entering an era of peace and of stability, the development of new trade ships is issued. Stone mining is furthered as well as the timber industry. The need for these resources rises as urbanization carries on. Iron ores in Dugopolje, Zenice and at last the 'mud' ore in Vojvodina and Eastern Slavonia are to be exploited alongside the silver and copper ores more frequently and of better quality than the iron ores. The exploitation of iron ores in the Lika and Gorski kotar areas continues. The salt industry in Ston is funded by the government. The influx of resources from Dahomey aids the economy. However, the government makes sure that the gold arriving isn't immediately put on the market in order to control the inflation in the wprice of gold. The silver mine in Srebrenica is mined. Kotor Saraka (Adelaide) continues to expand. Draganić continues his research.
    • Isles of the Archvoivodeship (Otoci Nadvojvodstva): The infrastructure is built up.
    • Ban Republic of Carantania (Banska Republika Karantanija): Being an Alpine Slavic nation, the leaders begin a programme to create a standardized Carantanian language that will reflect on both the Slavic and Alpine (Germanic) aspects of Carantania.
    • Sukadang Županija: Croatization. Expansion into the other parts of Borneo.
    • White Croatia: Large-scale Croatization, numerous harsh measures are introduced to ensure White Croatia is Croatian.

2008

  • Kingdom of Kuba: Military research and development continues. The Regency Council also continues as the Committee for Dynastic Affairs continues its inheritance investigation. The note from Chief Herald is received and, after a brief CDA investigation, Lord Conrad's claim is confirmed as legitimate. Normally, the government would've preferred to prioritize another Von Hamburg, but due to the Lords favorable approval among the Kuban populace, the CDA puts Conrad X as a main claimant. In its final report, the CDA puts forward four main claimants, Lord Conrad X of Neu Norderney, the Grand Duke of New Mecklenburg and King of New Rugia (through Frederick I of Germany's [Karls great uncle] appointment of his nephew as first Grand Duke), the Duke of Belize (through Mary II's appointment of her cousin as Duke), and the King of Germany (as the head of the main branch of the House of Hamburg). As Lord Conrad is currently the only one acting on his claim, messages are sent to the monarchs of Australia, Belize, and Germany, asking if they would choose to act on or relinquish their claims. (Mod response please) In accordance to the Multiple Claimants Chapter of the Dynasty Act of 1962, if one of those choose to push their claim, the populace will choose the king in an election. Meanwhile, the murder of the royal family causes the numbers of the TLF to dwindle, leaving only the extreme wing of the group remaining as the more moderate member leave or defect away, either through fear of being arrested and possibly executed, or dissatisfaction towards the TLF leadership. In any case, by the end of the year, it is estimated that the TLF is down to around 750 members, from its height of 3200.
  • Korea: Korea continues to build up its military. Meanwhile, more Taoist and Buddhist temples are built. Taoism rises in popularity and gains more followers. The military in the autonomous province of Haejagang (해자강) continues to be on high alert and continues to heavily patrol the Korean settlements. Meanwhile, industrialisation and modernisation continue in Korea (similar to OTL Japan's Meiji Restoration). Monarch Hyomyeong continues investing in technology and science. The Hyundai Motor Company continues to build more cars. Meanwhile, the government continues the policy of neutrality in world affairs in general. Heo Song-hyun creates the forty-fourth season of the Korean anime, Thunderclouds. Anime and manga see a huge rise in popularity due to the success of the long running anime series, Thunderclouds; and new artists and writers begin to produce their own. Hip-hop, Reggae, House, New Wave, Punk rock, and rock music grow in popularity in Korea. Alternate energy is invested in, and some wind farms continue construction. Solar farms also continue construction in some areas. Choi Kyo-ahn releases another side game for the Touhou Project series, Double Spoiler (東方文花帖), and has it released on the tenth month. It gets huge sales. The Neptune Station, Neptune Station II, and Neptune Station III continues getting good sales. In Pyongyang, the Ryugyong Hotel continues construction. Samsung continues making Gran Turismo 5 for the NSIII. Rockstar Games releases Grand Theft Auto IV set in the redesigned Cahokie. It sees huge sales, and becomes game of the year. Blizzard Entertainment releases the second expansion pack for World of Warcraft, Wrath of the Lich King. It sees huge sales.
  • Lombardy: Our military is continuing to increase in size due to technology becoming better. Factories still make weapons and vehicles for our military but they are not the mostly made items. With the increase of factories in the nation, more jobs are being created. The employment rate has continued to increase in the nation. Agriculture is the best industry in the nation. The railway industry is continuing to work on improving the tracks. Doctors are now continuing to use new technology to make people better. Cars are one of the only ways to get around these days besides using the train. Trade goes well with the Roman Empire. The navy continues to build ships for trade and for future tensions. Music similar to OTL grunge music starts to die down. While nu metal and punk music become popular. Most punk and nu metal bands that were underground are now popular. Fiat cars continue to be popular with the middle and rich class. A reality show called the Lombardy Mafia is gaining popularity with young adults. More games that are like OTL Nintendo games are continuing to be made by Marcoza Gaming for the Sega Box II and Sega Box III.
  • Lordship of Neu Norderney: After the excitement of last year's Golden Jubilee, the whole country feels reinvigorated. The Oldenburger Handelsabenteuerer Gesellschaft or OHG, one of the oldest surviving companies in the world, is permitted to set up its own television station, OHGF, breaking the government-owned NNR's monopoly. The Church, in response, asks for and receives permission to form its own television station, Televisio Ecclesiae, whch shows a variety of religious and secular-themed programming. Both new stations are partly funded by the government, and both also establish an online presence, seeing the swift increase in computer use amongst the young. In other news, the government sends its condolences to Kuba for the loss of the entire Royal Family, and flags are flown at half mast for several weeks as a sign of mourning. Several months later, the Chief Herald sends a letter to the Kuban Committee for Dynastic Affairs in which she posits that she has solid grounds for believing that Lord Conrad X may have the best claim to the Kuban throne. The surprising revelation came about after the Chief Herald, doing some genealogical research, discovered that Conrad X and Karl II were fifth cousins twice-removed through Conrad V of Neu Norderney (flourished 1794-5), whose great-great grandson Alberich married Mary of Germany in 1857, whose great-great grandson is the late Karl II. While the relationship is distant in the extreme, the tragic death of the entire royal family-as well as the various renunciations of claims to the throne throughout the generations-means Conrad X might just be the closest option.
  • Ruthenia: The Ruthenians continue developing industry in their country.

2009

Where's the ATL Obama?

We don't have a single world superpower. Spain had a North African Prime Minister once. Does that count?

Ehh, not really. More closely related in terms of ethnicity than Africans and Europeans.

  • Korea: Korea continues to build up its military. Meanwhile, more Taoist and Buddhist temples are built. Taoism rises in popularity and gains more followers. The military in the autonomous province of Haejagang (해자강) continues to be on high alert and continues to heavily patrol the Korean settlements. Meanwhile, industrialisation and modernisation continue in Korea (similar to OTL Japan's Meiji Restoration). Investing in technology and science continues. The Hyundai Motor Company continues to build more cars. Meanwhile, the government continues the policy of neutrality in world affairs in general. Heo Song-hyun creates the forty-fifth season of the Korean anime, Thunderclouds. Anime and manga see a huge rise in popularity due to the success of the long running anime series, Thunderclouds; and new artists and writers begin to produce their own. Hip-hop, Reggae, House, New Wave, Punk rock, and rock music grow in popularity in Korea. Alternate energy is invested in, and some wind farms continue construction. Solar farms also continue construction in some areas. Choi Kyo-ahn releases the twelveth game in the Touhou Project, Ten Desires (東方神霊廟), and has it released on the tenth month. It gets huge sales. The Neptune Station, Neptune Station II, and Neptune Station III continues getting good sales. In Pyongyang, the Ryugyong Hotel continues construction. Samsung continues making Gran Turismo 5 for the NSIII. Rockstar Games releases two expansion packs for Grand Theft Auto IV, The Lost and Damned and The Ballad of Gay Demetrius. The former is released in the second month, and the latter is released on the tenth month. Rockstar Games also releases Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars for the Neptune Portable, on the third month. All three games see huge sales. Princess Hyomyeong dies this year at age 125 on the first month; and a day of mourning is held. With no other successors in the Royal Family, a vote is set whether to continue being a monarchy or a republic. By the eight month, the vote comes in with a Republic having 60% of the votes. The Republic of Korea (대한민국) is established, and elections for a President begins; with results coming in next year.
  • Lordship of Neu Norderney: Lord Conrad X, upon being informed of the Chief Herald's news, announces that if he is offered the Kuban throne, he would abdicate the Lordship in favour of his eldest son, who would in turn renounce any claim to the Kuban throne in favour of his younger brother Richard, thus avoiding a repeat of the Kuba-Germany personal union debacle. The Catholic Bloc elects Mother-Superior Antonia as its leader after the retirement of the incumbent Prime Minister, Johannes Bosch. Mother Antonia is Neu Norderney's first female Prime Minister, and the first non-lay Prime Minister in decades. An active and popular campaigner for social justice, Mother Antonia's vision includes a reinvigoration of the country's social security, with greater and more universal access to health care and higher education. Her plans are wholeheartedly supported by the CB's coalition parnter, the Socialists, whose leader, the Deputy Prime Minister, says the coming years will be a golden time for Neu Norderners. In other news, OHGTV buys the rights to televise the national chess tournament, athletic championships and yacht race.
  • Borealia Flag 2 Union of Borealia: As the Union enters the Age of Information, the technology of the community continues to grow exponentially. Medical research continues to develop means of growing spare body parts artificially, as well as perform surgeries with physics instead of chemistry. As robots are used more in industry, Artificial Intelligence is further developed to create more personal connections with these machines. Private companies work to make profits from both terrestrial and off-world mining. Massive government-sponsored projects work to digitize information from older libraries. New cross-cultural discussions on religion and philosophy bring communities from across the world closer together, thus increasing the popularity of the Reformist Church of Latter-Day Saints. In light of these discussions, a new form of scientific method based on Grecan first principles is also highly debated. Due to these cravings for information, however, many conspiracy theories have also begun to shape the internet community, as many believe the Illuminati Party in Rome is secretly forming a New World Order. Still others think that the Curia is secretly building time travel technology from Dr. Braun's lost notes. This year a nuclear reactor in Pannenstiel goes critical unexpectedly, and releases much nuclear waste into the surrounding villages. Thousands of people are struck with radiation poisoning and subsequently hospitalized, and hundreds of nearby forests catch on fire. In order to deal with this vegetation crisis, Prophet-President Kamping declares martial law on the area.
    • Colony of North Antarctica: Industry improves, villages expand. A new base is completed at the geographic South Pole. Archaeology in the ice continues.
    • Phoebe Lunar Outpost: Now a permanent residence for a small colony of citizens, using technology borrowed from Spain. Obsorvatories are taking advantage of the lack of atmosphere to probe into the deep parts of the observable universe. Mining operations to take samples of Lunar iron are also underway.
    • Amerigo Martian Outpost: Informally named "New New Munich", the Amerigo Mission establishes a permanent residence alongside Spanish colonists on Elysium Mons in the northern hemisphere of the Red Planet. Food and water sent with them are good for three years. The colony successfully manages to filter both oxygen and water from the frozen CO2 on Mars.
  • Ruthenia: The Ruthenians continue developing industry in their country.
  • Spain does Spanish things. Scrawlando IV government II remains in power. Spanish ships run into problems with state-sponsored ships in the Strait of Madagaskariya (or whatever we call the island), so Spain invades Madagascar after failed diplomatic missions. Get rekt Madagascar.
  • Roman Empire: The Roman Empire continues to recover from the shock of the Great War, in which many good Romans died. The Empire also focuses on its internal security and stability after noticing the power of the revolt in Africa and remembering painful memories of revolts in Italy and Egypt. Economic and civic policy are seen as key to improving stability and cohesiveness in the Empire. With that said, the Empire does have several foreign policy successes to note as well, mainly the unification of the Tartary and the return of order in the steppes. Trade continues to go well and the military continues to have a major part of Roman society, and new weapons like tanks, planes and better submarines now play a significant role in the way the Empire wages war. The financial crisis affects the Empire badly, and the economy suffers and many go without work. The current administration works to help mediate the crisis even though it knows its days are numbered. The civil war in the Caliphate forces the Empire and its ally Assyria to be on guard. Research in new areas of science continues. Nuclear physics are explored in universities in the Empire, however, no major breakthroughs or accomplishments have been recorded and governmental support is low. The Roman government continues to push for the completion of the Treaty of Constantinople, and Roman troops remain ready to fulfill the provisions as described. Nuclear research continues, and teh Sahara becomes a testing range for any detonations. New designs for advanced nuclear weapons based around the principles of fusion rather than fission are drawn up, and official funding for testing is given. The Roman military also looks into other high profile weapons such as chemical weapons. Automatic rifles and advanced rocketry are also researched and produced to help keep the Roman military on edge. The first Roman space station is sent up and manned by several astronauts, however the space station is not able to host people for long durations. The first thermonuclear detonation also occurs this year in the Chagos Islands, and the Roman military begins efforts to miniaturise the warheads to fit on ICBM missiles. More attacks occur, and the spread of the insurgency moves farther west. The imperial family are sent to Bulgaria, the last major state to not be partially affected by the rebels. The Roman government assures the international community that the Roman nuclear arsenal is under military control. The Roman government is very displeased with the unilateral action taken by Spain with regards to Madagascar, and sternly suggests that Spain act within the international community for such actions in the future.
  • Ban Republic of Croatia (Banska Republika Hrvatska): Sewerage systems similar to Ragusan ones are built in major towns of theBan Republic. With growing Ragusan influence, and the beginning of further colonization, the navy expands rapidly using much of the Ragusan expertise. Moreover, with the influx of new resources in form of lumber, labour and metals, the navy begins expanding at a fast rate. More and more ships capable of crossing the Atlantic with ease are built. The Sabor intends to restore the glorious naval culture of the Neretva peoples and plans to do so by expanding the navy. The kravata (tie) is more and more used as an accessory. Trade routes are strengthened and the salt mines around Tuzla are explored as well as the salt industry in Pag and Nin. Using irrigation from the Danube, Sava, Drava, Drina, Cetina, Una, Vrbaš, Kupa, Neretva and other rivers the fields in the kingdom are developed, used for crops such as wheat, rye and barley. With trade routes increasing and Croatia entering an era of peace and of stability, the development of new trade ships is issued. Stone mining is furthered as well as the timber industry. The need for these resources rises as urbanization carries on. Iron ores in Dugopolje, Zenice and at last the 'mud' ore in Vojvodina and Eastern Slavonia are to be exploited alongside the silver and copper ores more frequently and of better quality than the iron ores. The exploitation of iron ores in the Lika and Gorski kotar areas continues. The salt industry in Ston is funded by the government. The influx of resources from Dahomey aids the economy. However, the government makes sure that the gold arriving isn't immediately put on the market in order to control the inflation in the wprice of gold. The silver mine in Srebrenica is mined. Kotor Saraka (Adelaide) continues to expand. Draganić continues his research.
    • Isles of the Archvoivodeship (Otoci Nadvojvodstva): The infrastructure is built up.
    • Ban Republic of Carantania (Banska Republika Karantanija): Being an Alpine Slavic nation, the leaders begin a programme to create a standardized Carantanian language that will reflect on both the Slavic and Alpine (Germanic) aspects of Carantania.
    • Sukadang Županija: Croatization. Expansion into the other parts of Borneo.
    • White Croatia: Large-scale Croatization, numerous harsh measures are introduced to ensure White Croatia is Croatian.

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