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Axis vs Allies Resurrection is the something or other and latest installment is the latest AvA game to date!!!

The year is 1933. Hitler has just taken power in Germany. The world is still in a depression. Unemployment is high. Choose a nation and command it to success and glory. Will your nation become a superpower? Or will it be crushed? Make no mistake; war is coming ... with all its glory ... and all its horror.

It is never too late to join, as Pita would say.

Rules

  1. We are going to limit the nations count to one because when a person gets two countries, they usually neglect one of them.
  2. The Golden Rule: Treat others as you want to be treated ... IS NOT IT! But - you must be plausible.
  3. Nuclear programs may start in 1940. The mods will decide who finishes through the chance algorithm and then common sense (which is not so common).
  4. One half year per day.
  5. We will have resolutions/stuff when the UN is created.
  6. For now, Scraw is the mapmaker.
  7. New turns start at 00:00:00 UTC or 7:00 EST.
  8. Game is archived every 15 years.
  9. A new image file is created for every new map, which is created every two years.
  10. After a nation has been inactive for two years, Plausibility Points will be taken away. After five years, the user will be removed from the game.
  11. You may create proxies and use them in turns.
  12. You can develop TWO of the following per turn (military, economy, infrastructure)
  13. Until a player posts, all their diplomacy is to be decided by RNG.

Mod Rules

  1. The number of mods is set and the mods are handpicked for their reputation as sane and plausible map gamers.
  2. In the case that a mod leaves, the other mods will pick a replacement.
  3. Mods must be plausible in their mod events and must not target any particular nation.
  4. Carving large empires is NOT a cause for mod targeting, unless it is implausible.
  5. Mods are moderated by the mods.
  6. Mods can make up their own fancy titles!

Vassal Rules

  1. You can not make stupid vassals. This means that if you are France, you can not make a puny vassal to help in an algorithm.
  2. No carving vassals from your main nation, unless it is a location of great dispute (ex: Catalonia from Spain is OK).
  3. Main nations can declare war on a nation that border a vassal.

Organization Rules

  1. Anyone can create a terrorist organization, but anyone who is less than a primary power can not use terrorism to destroy heads of government or state, or to blow up seats of government.
  2. Organizations are not allowed in algorithms (The US player can not use the KKK when invading Canada).

Map Rules

  • Each map must be labelled "AvARs X.Y.png" where X is the year and Y is only used in the half turn.
  • Any file type except .png is not accepted.
  • Only exception to the First rule is the starting map XD.
  • A map will be made in every year that is divisible by five. Exception is the first one because it is so cute and special.

Map

AvA(Res)1955 (little update)

Updated.

Mods

Bolded means accepted

  • Pita (Honorary)
  • MP
  • Scraw
  • Upvoteanthology
  • Edgeofnight (Algo Mod)
  • Crim
  • Feud

Mapmakers

  • Saturn120

Archives

More will be added as the game gets archived.

Nations

Bold must have 1000 edits and a good reputation.

Bold and Italic must have 3000 and a good reputation.

North America

Central America/Caribbean

South America

Europe

Africa

Asia

Oceania

  • Flag of Australia Australia - Agent001
  • Flag of New Zealand New Zealand - 

Middle East

1954.5

Italy gets a forest fire in the National Park of Cilento. The fire rages uncontrollably for 13 days before finally being put out by a combination of military, firefighters and police.

Spain experiences a year of great economic prosperity as oil prices fall and unemployment falls to 7%.

Equatoria and Cameroon revolt and declare independence, because South Africa is overextended and they can't hold on to that stuff. It doesn't even border their territory. How did this slip by all the mods?

Pita let it happen and supported it.

I own Cabinda and have had a military base there fore years. The capital city of Brazzaville is only a few miles away, and the territory is only divided by a small bit of land. So I can easily reach the region and hold onto it. Also, I'm the OAU, not South Africa, and I won that land fairly in a war with France. And I'm not trying to hold onto the territory, I'm a political and economic union like the EU. And last I checked, the EU isn't trying to "hold onto" Greece or Spain. ~Viva

AvA(Res)1954.5
  • Thailand: Thailand continues to build up the military. Infrastructure is improved and repaired, and some new roadways are built.
  • Republic of Turkey: Tajdin Serefxan, the Third President of Turkey actively sought to westernize Turkey and implemented a series of laws for the Turks and Kurds to disband their backward practices and embrace the modern world. However, unlike Mustafa Kemal; the new Premier did not call for the people to give up on religion and maintained a link between religion and the state. Keen on establishing Turkey as a major economic power in Europe in his very own way, he practiced high level of state intervention in the economics. Having invested a total of 5% of the Turkish GDP into education, the literacy rate in the nation has rose to 67%. This had a massive increase upon the size of those qualified in the workforce, and allowed Turkey to expand upon its automotive, agricultural, armament and shipbuilding industries. The profit gained from expanding these industries led to the development of a general mindset to focus upon these four industries as four pillars that would support Turkey as it marched forward. The automotive and shipbuilding industries in Turkey were particularly concentrated in the Aegean and Marmara region. In constrast to that, the armament industry and the agricultural industry were more widespread in Anatolia. However, the automotive and armament industry depended heavily upon Soviet technological aid. Indeed, other industries in Turkey was also given equal important such included the Turkish textile industry which was amongst the top in the world and the Turkish mineral industry which proved quite beneficial in maintaining Turkey self-sufficient for minerals whilst catering the needs of the neighbouring states. Communication and transport played a major role, and a major railroad system was completed which linked linked the entire state of Turkey, and now preparations were made to construct roadways and highways as well as a major bridge across the Bosporus. This also led to large scale urbanization, particularly in Thrace, Macedonia and Western Anatolia, which were now amongst the most urbanized areas in Turkey. In comparison, Central and Eastern Anatolia were largely rural although major development programs over the past few years led to massive increase in urbanization; and particularly led to largescale immigration of Turks which drastically decreased the Kurd dominancy maintained over Eastern Anatolia. As far as energy was concerned, oil deposits discovered in Eastern Thrace and Northern Anatolian coast were mined. Turkey, in particular was a large producer of lignite which was largely mined from Eastern Anatolia. However, also keen on acquiring a source of energy which would be renewable; major dams were constructed throughout Turkey. Of significant notice was the Karababa Dam constructed the Euphrates and Tigris rivers. The Central Bank of Turkey and the Istanbul Stock Exchange were established primarily to look over the stock exchange rate, and secure government funds and Turkish reserves as well as grant heavy interest loans to major private companies who sought to invest in Turkey. Meanwhile, with heavy crime and the need to maintain law and order within the cities; the Federal Espionage and Security Force [FESF] was established which acted as a police force to look over crime, corruption and tax evasion and were directly answerable to the Turkish Premier. The FESF also served to launch counterintelligence missions as well as a propaganda force by keeping the media and press under their very control, and had a total size of 10,000 with the FESF depending largely on informants who were not counted. The Turkish Armed Forces stood at 200,000, the Air force at 100,000 and the Marine Corps at 50,000 which kept the Turkish Peacetime Force at 350,000 whilst a reserve force of 200,000 was maintained. The headquarters of the Turkish fleet were established at the Golden Horn and the Turkish fleet expanded to include 80 ships and two fleet carriers, TCG Derman and TCG Solmaz. Moreover, in an attempt to exert Turkish control over the seas, the navy initiated patrols over the Aegean Sea, the Bosporus Straits, the Black Sea and the Gulf of Iskenderun. Along the same time, the WWI era Turkish aircraft was quickly replaced with the modern MiG-15 Jet fighters as well as the Yenilmez Y-III Bomber. These aircraft were far superior to those previous used, possibly the best in Europe and offered greater speeds, wider field of view, better accuracy, etc, and the presence of such technology allowed Turkey to construct prototypes of their own. The total size of the Turkish air force was maintained at 700 aircraft. The Turkish infantry was heavily armed with Soviet AK-48 whilst the armoured divisions used tanks of Soviet nature. This allowed Turkey to quickly close in on the technological gap that existed in terms of automotive, as it had soon built the Atlay IV tank which served as a modern tank. However, it was maintained that T-34s served along with the Atlay II in the battlefield. The Turkish armament factories initiated mass production of the Atlay II tank as well as AK-48 rifles which were re-engineered to serve Turkish interests. Meanwhile, Turkish scientists made significant progress into nuclear research as an adequate amount of funding was given by the government. Turkey attacks Lebanon to acquire greater control over the Gulf of Iskenderun
    • Turkish Dominion of Greece: After defeat at the hands of the Turkish army, a new puppet regime was established in Greece under Governor, Ioannis Rallis. The new Governor announced the creation of Greece Law Enforcement Force consisting of 50,000 police officers which would serve to maintain order in the nation and purchased 100,000 rifles from Turkey for the arming of this Force. Under his leadership, the militarist policies of the former leadership were completely abandoned and the government funded more upon advancing the Greek agrarian economy, expanding the industry and developing the poor living conditions in Greece. Moreover, he supported large-scale immigration of Turks. Athens is reconstructed with new infrastructural reforms brought forward. 
    • Turkish Dominion of Cyprus: The brother of the Greek Prime Minister, George Rallis was elected as the Governor of Cyprus to signify virtual enosis between Greece and Cyprus. In Cyprus, merchant shipping was largely promoted due to its proximity to the Suez Canal, and the port of Famagusta acted as a major port in Eastern Mediterranean. The Cypriot economy largely depended upon export of agricultural goods which was promoted and tourism maintained a major role in the economy. Moreover, the strategic position of Cyprus allowed Turkey to establish complete control over Eastern Mediterranean Sea. Laws were passed to maintain peace between the Greek and Turkish Cypriots, and the government was particular not to take any sides for fear that it would result in a civil war. Meanwhile, the Turks from Turkey migrated to Cyprus in large numbers.
    • Turkish Overseas Military Establishment: Military bases were constructed at Nablus, six km North-East of Amman and at Jordanian border with Egypt beside the Mediterranean Sea. At these military bases, a total of 6000 troops were deployed. Along the same time, naval bases were constructed at Tel Aviv and Haifa where 500 marines and 20 ships were sent. The presence of such bases at strategic positions thus allowed Turkey to conjure greater control over the Mediterranean Sea as well maintain proximity with Saudi Arabia and the Suez Canal. Meanwhile, Turkey initiates uranium mining and a railroad is constructed to the port city of Haifa.. The troops present in Jordan and Palestine are beginning to get withdrawn due to classified reasons. 
  • Soviet Union: The Soviet Union continues to expand and grow, and this year brings some important changes to the Soviet military and policy, both abroad and at home. The issue of the 300 dead Soviet soldiers angers the military and the government greatly, and the government does what it can to address all issues of the problem. New regulations and procedures are required at ammunition and vehicle storehouses in order to prevent such drastic leakage of weapons and vehicles from disappearing. Furthermore, the central government has the NKVD search through all aspects of the military to determine who could be behind such criminal actions. A few suspected culprits are rounded up and either sent to gulags or shot, although the investigation is still ongoing. In order to deal with rebellious Poles and Finns, the Polish Occupation Zone is reformatted as a new republic within the Soviet Federal system, and the establishment of a loyal Communist government is put into place. Training of national and loyal police forces in both Finland and Poland is done to help the military deal with any incidents. It is expected with the greater regulations and higher government involvement the rebels will either cease their activity or otherwise become more easier to deal with. Domestically, the government carries on with its program of industrialization and continued modernization of the Soviet economy and military. More factories are built in varied places around the country to produce goods for both the military and the people. Technology-wise, the Soviet Union continues to march forward, eager to catch up with the rest of the world. The AK-48 assault rifle is finished this year, and after extraordinary performance in weapons trials is ordered into full production. Better tanks and now jet planes are also produced in order to keep the theory of deep operations up to date and in full effect, while experimental rocket prototypes are also constructed. More ships, namely battleships, destroyers, cruisers, submarines, and a few aircraft carriers are also built over a period of time to help the Soviet navy retain at least some degree of parity with the rest of the world. Chemical weapons are also continuously produced, typically either short range rockets or artillery shells. Soviet scientists announce that they have finished the construction of a nuclear device, and that they expect to be able to detonate it next year. In the meantime, a weapons testing range for that very purpose is constructed in the steppes of Kazakhstan. On the foreign front, the Soviets reach out to Britain, Afghanistan and the Khmer Rouge, offering weapons and general co-operation in military and diplomatic endeavors. (I asked a mod about this and Afghanistan does agree, I assume the others would as well since they are both Communist, if not, let me know.) Turkey is also provided the weapons and vehicles that they asked for over a period of time. Attempts to influence the Communist parties in Iraq and Pakistan, eager to increase influence in that area of the world, also increase in number. Noting the increased movement and training of Iranian troops and the construction of Iranian border fortifications along the Iranian-Soviet border, the Soviet Union does likewise, building fortifications and moving more troops to the border in case any incidents occur. The Soviets lock down the development of nuclear weapons and material, and the KGB track down and kill the man responsible, although they are too late to prevent his information from spreading. Harsher and more effective measures are taken to crack down on members of the government and military from leaking weapons or information that is classified. Some troops are sent to Cambodia, Laos, and Burma to aid in their endeavours and to help spread Communism in the region. Aid is also sent to Iraq and now Syria in efforts to aid the two states in minimizing their losses against opponents. We agree to reduce border tensions with Iran, and send aid to Iraq to handle any issue in the region.
    • Mongolia: Mongolia continues to make some effort to modernize and industrialize, although the typically rural landscape and population has made this considerably difficult to do effectively. The military continues to train with the Soviets, and more and more Soviet surplus is provided to the Mongolian military to help them stay up to date with weapons and supplies. 
    • Finland: The military and local government joins the Soviets in trying to crack down on rebellious Finns, and efforts are also made to try to bring them back into the fold peacefully if at all possible. Rebuilding the country is still underway, and more services are being provided to the Finns with each passing month. It is hoped that through these efforts, the Soviets will be able to earn the loyalty or at the very least the obedience of the Finns and enable their sway over the country. Finnish forces with aid from the Soviets crack down hard on dissent and resistance, and the full power of the state is used to bring an end to the forces of the insurgency. 
    • Baltic Federal People's Republic: The military and police also perform a bit of a crackdown in order to prevent the sort of unrest or rebellion seen in Finland and Poland over the past few months. The government also helps the country to rebuild, another reason for the merger of the three Baltic countries. 
  • Republic of Egypt: We sell oil to Turkey, Syria, Iran, US, Saudi Arabia and Germany (Those who want oil can request it). However, we are concerned about the crisis in Europe as our trade routes may be attacked, so we only sell a little amount of oil to Europe. Meanwhile, we find gas five km east of Mersa Matruh, the amount is very huge, we also say this may be an alternative to Oil. Crude oil continues to be produced in oil refineries, we also find petroleum. Modernization continues as cities like Cairo, Alexandria, Giza, Shubra El-Kheima and Port Said continue to expand and be urbanized as many rural areas neighbouring the cities are annexed, also more villagers move to the larger cities. We also begin to dig deeper down the Suez Canal and also try to expand the width of it in order to make bigger ship able to cross the canal. Port Said and Alexandria continue mass producing ships like Destroyers, Aircraft carriers and Battleships while Cairo and other airbases produce the Delta wing heavy strategic bombers that we began producing last year. We offer South Africa oil and an NAP following the rapid expansion. (Note: Naguib isn't overthrown this year by Nasser like OTL)
    • OAU Diplomacy: The Organization of African Unity is more than pleased to accept the Egyptian offer.
  • Sweden:The Swedish government gives the people more civil rights, making them happier and many reforms in the economy take place making the economy more prosperous, we begin industrialize creating more jobs and accepting many immigrants from all across Europe (even the Soviet Union), the army of Sweden becames to modernize to keep up with the world. The army consists of two hundred thousand men and women who have volunteered to serve their country. 2000 tanks have been ordered from the German Reich, the Soviet Union or are starting to built in military bases and weapon factories. We also ordered one aircraft carrier, two frigates and 100 airplanes. We ask the German Reich for an alliance.Jarl Hjalmarson became the prime minister of Sweden (supported by powerful sects inside Sweden). The new prime minister of Sweden started talking about the expansion of Sweden but many pacifists opposed him but in the polls few people agree with him (88% no 12% yes) even with many government jingoism propaganda. Viking Rise is a new movie about some Vikings that are stuck in England in 900 A.D. and the evil English people want to kill them and its in all of the cinemas in our country and its a huge success. The government decides to begin secretly funding, aiding and supplying Greek rebels. Also, the government published propaganda to encourage Swedish to have more children in order to raise the population which is around 7,750,000. At the same time industry is being updated and the few agriculture that Sweden has improved and increased becoming more efficient in order to stop the food shortages in case of a blockade. We also ask the Soviet Union for population exchange agreement to let the Swedes in the Soviet Union and (nearly 500.000 Swedes in Finland) come back to their country because of the harsh Soviet treatment to its citizens (if they want we could exchange them for our Russians). Sweden troops being moving into the western area of the country.
    • I am at a loss for words. Come on Sweden, this is far from plausible. 
    • If you want a fake casus belli at least make a good one
    • OK. These kinds of things take time to set up, man. You're killing me here. On another topic - if you invade Norway you will have Germany up your ........ fill the blank. seriously why would Sweden expand it doesn't have that type of mentality and it hasn't since the fall of the Swedish empire. With Blood and Iron (talk) 11:57, March 30, 2015 (UTC)
    • The idea of a united Scandinavia died a while back. No way you would revive it, let alone in a year. You can't control other nations like that. If Norwegians want to murder your leader, the mod events would make it happen. -Eon
    • Well, if I can't attack my neighborhood then when should I attack? Or should I stay a peaceful country doing pretty much nothing ...
    • The latter, Sweden. Seriously, Sweden is one of the least aggressive countries in Europe, while it does not shy away from a defensive war, it would not start expanding. With Blood and Iron (talk) 17:09, March 30, 2015 (UTC)
    • Then is there any country in Europe more aggressive that has equal size of Sweden (population, economy, technology) so if allowed I could change to that nation?
    • Also, my prime minister started talking about war just to increase jingoists but it's probably a futile effort ... (I am not gonna make war with anyone yet ... I am just doing that to increase the people's want for war ...)
    • There is literally no place for expansion in Europe any longer. The continent is divided between the German, British and Soviet spheres, and all three are nuclear powers so no chance in expanding unless you want to spark a major war. With Blood and Iron (talk) 18:26, March 30, 2015 (UTC)'
    • Goddangit, Sweden. Can you, like, try to be a normal player? I mean, I know it's your first one, but dayum. If you'd want expansion, uhh ... IDK. Maybe something in Asia.
  • Saudi Arabia: Military and economy improve. With the discovery of oil, the Saudi economy continues to grow. We continue to ask for nations to engage in development deals for oil, and oil-based infrastructure continues to grow. Industry continues to grow at a slow rate. Research into modern weaponry begins. Military stands at 105,000 men, not including 10,000 German "Volunteers" under employment of the Saudi Government. Naval expansion continues. The Saudi military continues to purchase arms from Germany, arming the expanding military with G3s and German made tanks. The Air force and navy are expanded as well, with new naval vessels being slated for creation in 1955. The Air force stands at 8000 men and 83 aircraft, with new aircraft coming in from Germany. King Saud takes the throne, and continues to increase the military's power. The Saudis begin to push their oil prices down to undercut Egyptian and Brazilian Oil. Saudi Troops being moving in the Northern area of the country. 
    • Kingdom of Greater Yemen: The military and economy improve. The nation sees a relative increase in its industry, mostly in the Oil Section. Military stands at 55,000 men. Improvements in military tech continue as well, using weapon blueprints to produce arms for the military. With Aden now under the  Yemeni government, the nation celebrates. The Capital is relocated to Aden, and efforts to fix the damage caused by the war begin.
    • Kingdom of Kuwait: The Nation sees an economic growth, using the large amount of oil in the region to sell off to foreign powers. The nations military sees an expansion to 2000 men, armed with newly purchased G3s. The nation continues to develop its industry.
    • Kingdom of Qatar: The Qatari Oil industry is in full bloom as the nation begins to extract the large reserves of Natural gas and oil. A small military force of 800 men is formed. 
    • Kingdom of Bahrain: Relatively unphased by the war, the new nation of Bahrain grows under the guidance of the Saudis. A small military force of 1000 men is formed. Preparations to create an oil industry on the island begin, though it is expected to be tiny due to the nation's small size.
    • Turkish Diplomacy: Seeing the mass mobilization of troops in Jabal Shammar, the Turkish Foreign Minister threatens Turkish intervention if Saudi Arabia attacks Iraq. (Don't worry, I know exactly what you're planning. Just trying to you know, make it more realistic?)
    • Swedish Diplomacy: Seeing that the Turkish government is ready to do war with Saudi Arabia the Swedish Government offers alliance and economical and military support to Saudi Arabia and we plea the Turkish Government not to go to war over Iraq.
    • Turkish Diplomacy: The Turkish President denounces the state of Sweden and tells them to mind their own damn business. During a rally with supporters, he refers to it as nothing else but a penis without balls. (Seriously, look at Sweden + Finland). Along the same time, the Prime Minister visits Iraq. (TBH, Edge and I have no plans on waging war unless he changed his mind. In any case, if you're trying to just increase the tensions ... Then good luck?)
    • Swedish Diplomacy:The Swedish President denounces the state of Turkey and tells him that this is his own business as Sweden tries to become an international power (well, kind of ...) On live TV he says that Turkey and their dominion Greece are like two big penises close to each other (and ~50 small penises) ... At the same time he visits Baghdad to discuss an alliance possibility between Iraq and Sweden.
  • Belgium: The Great Wall of Wallonia will be built in one year, but Spaak looks to agree to start the project. At the military, the ledar upbeats about Wallonian Army but claims for a much harder work. The economy is in a good pferorming for more earnings.
  • German Reich: The Me Drachen and Me F-53 prototypes prove very effective and production of the second generation fighters begin to replace the older models. Planes that are phased out are sold to German allies mainly China, Saudi Arabia and Syria. The Me B-53 is also finished to take over the role of a strategic bomber for the Luftwaffe. Improvements are made to the Panzer V as the Leopard I is still a few years away from completion. The Barrel is adjusted to accommodate 105 mm ammunition, while a stronger engine and wider tracks are attached to improve mobility. To complete the mechanization of the infantry the final APC models are completed and production of the P-53 , and P126 begin. Choppers are also produced in large quantities to aid ground forces. The G3, MP5, and MG53 are produced in massive amounts to replace the aging equipment from the 1940s. New anti-tank weapons enter development as well to answer the growing need for greater firepower. Development of tactical artillery begins, with a prototype for a nuclear artillery piece being developed. Naval expansion continues to meet the demands for coastal protection and to protect German interests abroad. Development of the hydrogen bomb, and IRBM's near completion with the project leaders estimating the new weapons will be finished by 1956, research into the secondary effects of a nuclear explosion begin indepth mainly their effect on the organic material and their effect on electronics. The space program continues with Germany sending another rocket into the atmosphere, preparations for sending a living organism into space continue (a dog). The computer continues to grow in importance for the military and the BND as its data storage capacities greatly exceed expectations and other uses are discovered such as quicker communication. Development of more modern stealth fighters begin. Medical research continues as breakthroughs continue. The first German nuclear power plant is built outside Dusseldorf, though it is kept closed until further tests can be made to determine its viability as a source of energy. Development of a faster train begins as the volume of people travelling from place to place grows and demand for quicker transportation does as well, this leads to research into trains pulled by magnetic rails (bullet trains a concept that was developed in this period OTL). The Universities of Berlin, Vienna and Munich increase funding for research in engineering, medicine, and physics to continue developing Germany's strong academic tradition and maintain Germany's place in the world as a leader in innovation. At the University of Berlin research into lasers begin. Cultural development continues as the democratization of the Reich comes to an end. The once powerful aristocracy slowly start to fade into the background of German politics as they become another interest group backing the conservative coalition. Many landowners and Industrialists begin modernizing their means of production to better exploit Germany's growing position within the Global economy. More factories and service companies open up creating jobs for thousands in areas previously ignored. Groups like Mauser-Mannlicher, Heckler and Koch, Krupp, and Bundeswagen continue to expand their shares in their respective market abroad. Efforts to incorporate Elbes-Lothringen's infrastructure begin, the region remains under occupation. However, curfew is relaxed and the occupation forces are told to be courteous to the locals.  As Germany's economic interests in the Middle East a group of industrialists from Hamburg, Essen and Berlin begin looking at the long forgotten Baghdad railway, a project abandoned by Germany in the aftermath of the great war. Adapting this idea the group conceives a new more ambitious project known as the Euro-Arabia connection, a transportation system that would directly link Saudi Arabia and the growing oil industry there with the Central Europe's largest industrial sectors. Despite the desire for this the group lacks the authority or influence to pull this off at the moment and goes to the government in Berlin to try to get political support. The Reichstag and high command take a great interest in the proposition and plans are made to begin talks with the governments of the Netherlands, Switzerland and Saudi Arabia to try to work out the groundwork for project of such a scale, feelers are also sent out to the governments of Turkey, Syria, Palestine, and Hungary to find out their position on such an endeavour. Influence over Prague starts to grow as economic and military co-operation between the Reich and Czechoslovakia continue. Berlin slowly increases its influence within the Czech government as pro-German elements gain strength within the government. Berlin continues to press for the economic union and for greater military co-operation between Berlin and Prague (Turn Five of Eight for vassalizing Czechoslovakia). The BND continues expanding its intelligence web abroad with greater focus being placed in the volatile Middle East, in the Balkans, and in China. With the rise of ethnic violence in Yugoslavia the BND sees an opportunity to make connections with the now persecuted Bosniaks and with the Croats who have long rivaled the Serbians. With the French bombing of South Africa, Berlin passes a law that allows for the construction of a series of underground bunkers meant to protect Germans in case of a nuclear attack. As the British and American economies enter recession Germany takes advantage to fill in the gap in the global economy. International flights to other major German allies and trading partners begin. Trade with Scandinavia increases extensively with the signing of free trade agreements. 
  • USGN: With the war over before it truly began, all troops return to the country. While Germany and Britannica celebrate the victory, the Dutch find no pride in this war, and hope this is the last time we combat France. Mil and eco. Our industry benefits greatly from the Iron Rhine. The G3 is adopted as the main assault rifle, and we contribute to the research of the Leopard. We get our first own nuclear weapon (I already know I'm gonna get some shit about this, but it's because of my agreement with Germany, which grants me access to all equipment and weapons Germany has). This year, a small group of 18 year old new signups start a special program, called Griffin. They are trained and specialized for espionage, with the eventual goal of becoming our special forces. Their training is planned to take five years, and thus it will finish in 1957. EuroRail goes into effect. JETS ARE AWESOME, and the new jets replace the old jets. They're tested by bombing the living crap out of a small uninhabited island, Rottumeroog.
  • Hungary: Hungary develops the economy and military. The military currently consists of 350,000 men, as conscription ends. The majority of Hungary's troops are located on the border with Romania. Miklós Horthy was overthrown many years ago, and Charles II became King of Hungary. The government purchases several public transportation businesses. (Economy and military turn)
  • Mesoamerica: Assisted by its vassals finally begins work on the canal in earnest, having secured foreign funding and technical knowledge. Large amounts of earthmoving equipment is bought and imported in to begin digging a link between Lake Nicaragua and the sea, while large-scale dredging continues on the San Juan River, which is widened and deepened enough to take ship traffic. The army continues to focus on helping with the canal, but also begins production of a new main small-arms weapon, an assault rifle, based on foreign designs. Nicaraguan Tomas Borge wins the Premiership this year, on the People's Socialist-Sandinista ticket, running unopposed.
  • Dominion of Britannica: Research continues on missiles and other technology, the first being nuclear power and other peaceful application of nuclear technology. The economy jumps greatly as a new influx of trade with South Africa and cheap labor in China bring down costs and revitalize the stagnant economy. The navy is expanded to nine carriers, with one stationed in South Africa. Work continues in industrializing South Africa, especially its new members. Britannica formally reaches out to the Empire of Japan and requests an alliance and economic treaty.
    • ​Japan: We accept this alliance and we hope to develop our own Fascist worldwide influence. Similar to OTL Warsaw Pact, we ask Britannica to sign the Hong Kong Pact securing co-operation among Fascist states.
    • Yugoslavia: We ask to join the Hong Kong Pact and we ask the Japanese Empire and the Dominion of Britannica an alliance and an economic treaty. We also ask them to give us technology, weapons, tanks for money.
    • Japanese Dip: Despite the fact that we support your Fascist regime, there is nothing we can do to prevent German invasion.
    • OAU Diplomacy: The OAU would appreciate it if the Dominion would cease all references to South Africa as somehow independent of the rest of the organization. The OAU represents all of its members, not just South Africa.
  • Japanese Empire: Toyotomi Otake, along with thousands of supporters and his own personal army, march on Edo, and successfully take power in a coup. Hirohito agrees to become a figurehead and still be in charge of several cultural and government matters, though most power is now in the Dokusai-Sha, also known as the dictator to many Europeans and Americans. This marks the end of GEACOPS, and the establishment of the Second Empire of Japan, as part of the agreement. Edo is declared the imperial capital, and the military and economy are improved. We agree to the Britannic Alliance, and ask Italy and South Africa to join the newly found friendship of Fascism. We focus on ensuring that everyone believes in us. The Nationalism movements grow in Japan, and some military is sent to Imperial China and Taiwan, with a 20 kt nuclear weapon ready to be sent to Shanghai in case of a possible Chinese war, but we refuse to invade China. Also, a plan is developed to let Vietnam become an independent Hong Kong Pact member state, therefore a Fascist state, though we would keep a few key naval bases.
    • Ummmmmm -- Where to start? First off, you were the Japanese empire already - just under the W W Two propaganda name. Second, there is only one imperial family. Any coups would lead to new prime ministers not new emperor. The Yamato family is the only legitimate imperial line, as it is more then just the secular leader but also the supposed descendent of the sun goddess. Your removing Hirohito from power would lead to a collapse in order in Japan and revolts from within the very military, to counter you. With Blood and Iron (talk) 21:44, March 30, 2015 (UTC)
    • There. That should work. ~~Vatonica
    • America withdraws its membership from the PTO.
  • The United States does things: rockets, hydrogen bombs, more nukes, planes, jets, boats, submarines, nuclear power, anti-nuclear defenses, intercontinental nuclear weaponry, economy recovers, infrastructure buildup, etc. Democrats retake both houses of Congress but the Nationalilst Party surprises everyone by overtaking the Republicans in the House and gaining a significant number of seats in the Senate.
  • Yugoslavian Empire: Milan Jovanovic, intrigued by the recent development in Japan, with support from the army and the people of Yugoslavia does a coup'd etat. A census takes place showing that there are 7.179.417 Serbs, 2.913.405 Croats, 1.468.952 Slovenes, 1.203.725 Bosnians 895.641 Bulgarians, 819.674 Albanians 475.654 Hungarians 140.732 Turks 201.768 Romanians with 16.068.458 people in total. after that a genocide has started anyone who is not Serb has been either deported(If the homeland (Hungarians, Albanians, Turks, Romanians) were free) were in many occasions they got killed) or have been mass murdered (if their homeland wasn't free) except the Bulgarians (culturally more close to Serbians) who were dispersed across Yugoslavia in order to mix with Serbians and and were encouraged to mix with Serbians (in order to become Serbians in a generation or two). All their valued possesions have been taken and sold across the world and their money has been taken and all those funds were used to update Yugoslavians roads, industries, military, education and many other sectors. Now the total population of Yugoslavia is 8.075.112 people. Yugoslavia is now a far more stable country than before.
    • German Dip: Enraged at the treatment of German citizens (several hundred thousand lived there at this point in history without the expulsion of OTL WW2), and Berlin declares war on Yugoslavia to protect its blood brothers and to protect all others suffering from the Serbian ethnic cleansings. 700,000 German troops cross the border into Yugoslavia, supported by the full might of the Luftwaffe which quickly incapacitates the outdated and much smaller Yugoslav air force. Bombardment of Yugoslav industrial and military centres begin to destroy the Yugoslav capacity to wage a long term war. Arms are also offered to all groups who resist the oppresive nature of the Serbians.
      • Yugoslavia: German citizens weren't living in Yugoslavia and even if they lived there they were sent to Germany and they were treated well (We wouldn't want to upset a great power). To avoid future misunderstandings the Yugoslavian Government asks the German government to sign a non-aggression pact. 
      •  I already invaded you and you already did the damage, man. Also, you can't kill or deport everyone in one turn. So yeah, bye bye Yugoslavia. XD With Blood and Iron (talk) 23:24, March 30, 2015 (UTC)
      •  Yes, I can see population exchanges. They were done in half a year and your casus belli is stupid. I didn't even hurt German citizens - plus I have allies.
      • I never did any population exchanges with Yugoslavia, and it isn't a bull casus belli it's me intervening in a genocidal state, and also your allies said they would not support you, so basically you're screwed, my friend. It's nothing personal but I can't let Yugoslavia get in the way of my plans. You brought this upon yourself. Well, you and previous Yugoslav players who endorsed genocide as well. With Blood and Iron (talk) 23:39, March 30, 2015 (UTC)
  • OAU: The OAU allows the Central African Republic to secede from the union for the time being, but draws up plans for its future acquisition. OAU news agencies promote the stance the tribal leaders, angered by the attempts of the central government to promote peace between the tribes, took over the government and broke away from the OAU against the will of the people. With the much weaker industrial and economic capacity of Cameroon, the poverty levels in that region will continue to grow, something the OAU seeks to capitalize on in due time. Elsewhere, the OAU continues to promote unity within the nation, alienating tribal leaders who promote hatred, and rewarding those who seek recounciliation and peace between their peoples. With more to gain from brotherhood instead of hostility, thanks to the ANC's work, several tribes are laying down their arms and working toward developing their standard of living, as well as educating themselves on the cultures and societies of their fellow tribal neighbors. As many come to understand they have more in common with one another than originally understood, some unite their tribes together as a sign of friendship and unity. The success of the program is advertised throughout the OAU, with government officials spreading the news of the tribe merges, and stating that if once rival tribes could put aside their differences and unite with one another, then why not others? The military is delievered several new weapons and aircraft in light of its modernization program. OAU diplomats under Julius Nyerere meet with Patrice Lumumba, Kwame Nkrumah and Ahmed Sékou Touré, to discuss the possibility of bringing the Congo, Ghana and Guinea into the Organization of African Unity as member states. Given the success of the organization, the three men, especially Lumumba, hostile to the concept of colonialism and Communism, state that they will certainly consider the possibility of joining.
    • Rhodesian Republic: The growth of the standard of living in the Rhodesian Republic is enhanced as the government promotes the education of the population and the inclusion of women in the workforce. Looking at the examples of other nations where women are employed and the economic growth go hand in hand, the government looks to improve the standing of women in the republic. The government of Rhodesia condemns the actions of Central Africa, calling the government "selfish" and "ungrateful" for its liberation from France by the OAU. Protests erupt in the capital city of Harare as citizens demand the government get involved and force Central Africa back into the OAU. However, Chairman Lutuli urges the Rhodesian government to look past the event, and focus on increasing the welfare of its people, whilst urging the people to apply themselves to working to prevent such events from happening in the future by appreciating the efforts of the OAU to help Africans wherever they are. The military forces based in the region continues to expand its combat capabilities, and receives a supply of twelve jet fighters and 170 tanks.
    • East African Republic: Jomo Kenyatta and his deputy president Julius Nyerere comden Central Africa's succession from the OAU, and demand that it reconsider its actions for the sake of its citizens. The government continues to focus on developing local businesses and industries, such as the shipbuilding and energy industries, with the hope of exploiting the hydropower in the region for a potential supply of hydroelectricity for local consumption. The integration of the local economy into that of the wider OAU continues, and the training of the military forces continues, with the order for ten warships for the local military region's naval security. Also, twelve Atlas Tiers and seven Atlas Perdebyes are delivered to the V Military Region. Jomo Kenyatta, at the urging of his political aides, ceases his handouts of gifts to his fellow Kikuyu people, and begins to work on including other ethnic groups into his government as part of the OAU's anti-tribalism programs. He is warned that his patronage and pro-tribalism stance will not be tolerated by the central government, and that he should work toward building a strong, unitary multi-ethnic state within the OAU. His deputies, Nyerere and Mutesa II agree with the OAU's assessment, and push for such actions within their states within the East African Republic.
    • Angolan Republic: Angola continues its integration of its economy into the OAU's larger economic network, supplying the rest of the union with oil to assist in the modernization of the newly incorporated regions into the organization. UDF troops from the IV Military Region are deployed to the military base in Cabinda in the event Central African forces attempt to seize the territory from Angola. The military delievers 20 jet fighters and 60 tanks to the military region to increase the combat capabilities of the garrison forces in the Angolan Republic, and help with securing the border against potential hostile forces in Central Africa.
    • Japanese Dip: We ask the OAU to sign the Hong Kong Pact and enter the alliance.
    • OAU Diplomacy: We accept the Japanese proposal to sign the Hong Kong Pact.

1955.0

People grab guns and rise up against the OAU in all former British colonies north of Rhodesia (justified as these colonies all told South Africa to go to hell five turns ago)

  • Thailand: Thailand continues to build up the military. Infrastructure is improved and repaired, and some new roadways are built.
  • Iran: Continues to develop new economic activity like agriculture. Meanwhile, an Iranian businessman built a car in his garage and the car soon became an attraction in his small neighborhood of Terhan. We offer a trade deal to the OAU and Japan.
    • OAU Diplomacy: The OAU is happy to agree to a trade deal with the Iranians, and we look forward to the shared profits of the venture.
    • Turkish Diplomacy: Turkey proposes constructing a gas pipeline from Iran to Turkey which could potentially be expanded farther into Europe with time.
    • Iran Dip: We accept.
    • Japanese Dip: We accept the trade agreement.
  • Dravida Nadu: We first begin industrializing by convincing our public to give up their farms to move to the factories. We take full advantage by launching new towns beside our natural resources causing massive movement of young people. As a democracy, our leader C.N. Annadurai was elected for leading the war effort although he is going through his second term. With his revolutionary spirit, he presses claims on both Hyderabad and Ceylon since they both have people of Dravidian Languages. Although the National language is Tamil, we instituted regional languages of Kodava, Tulu, Malayalam and Kannada. We also request ships from Germany for tanks and weaponry along with an alliance. We declare war against Hydrabad.
    • ​Turkish Diplomacy: Turkey condemns the Dravida Nadu declaration of war upon Hyderabad and requests Berlin to not sign an alliance with the war-mongering state of Dravida Nadu.
    • Iran Dip: Joins the Turkish in their condemnation, Pakistan, Bangladesh and any states feeling threatened by India are pressured to join a defensive alliance against India (mod answer).
    • We only want territories containing a Dravidian population.
    • Turkish Diplomacy: Any attempt by Dravida Nadu to unnecessarily wage war in the subcontinent will surely result in other Indian nations following your example. Therefore, Dravida Nadu should sign a peace treaty with Hyderabad and deal with your issues with Hyderabad through mutual agreements. It is not hidden from Turkey that if Dravida plans were to succeed, the national integrity and sovereignty of Hyderabad would be thrown into turmoil.
    • Mod Diplomacy: Dravida Nadu is ejected from the Indian Common Defense Organization for attacking another member of said organization. If Dravida does not end this war immediately, it will find itself under attack by three other nations.
    • Dravidu Nadu:We request Japan to help and decides to continue attacking.
    • Saudi Arabia offers a trade agreement with Dravida Nadu.
  • Republic of Turkey: Tajdin Serefxan, the Third President of Turkey actively sought to westernize Turkey and implemented a series of laws for the Turks and Kurds to disband their backward practices and embrace the modern world. However, unlike Mustafa Kemal; the new Premier did not call for the people to give up on religion and maintained a link between religion and the state. Keen on establishing Turkey as a major economic power in Europe in his very own way, he practiced high level of state intervention in the economics. Having invested a total of 5% of the Turkish GDP into education, the literacy rate in the nation has rose to 67%. This had a massive increase upon the size of those qualified in the workforce, and allowed Turkey to expand upon its automotive, agricultural, armament and shipbuilding industries. The profit gained from expanding these industries led to the development of a general mindset to focus upon these four industries as four pillars that would support Turkey as it marched forward. The automotive and shipbuilding industries in Turkey were particularly concentrated in the Aegean and Marmara region. In constrast to that, the armament industry and the agricultural industry were more widespread in Anatolia. However, the automotive and armament industry depended heavily upon Soviet technological aid. Indeed, other industries in Turkey was also given equal important such included the Turkish textile industry which was amongst the top in the world and the Turkish mineral industry which proved quite beneficial in maintaining Turkey self-sufficient for minerals whilst catering the needs of the neighbouring states. Communication and transport played a major role, and a major railroad system was completed which linked linked the entire state of Turkey, and now preparations were made to construct roadways and highways as well as a major bridge across the Bosporus. This also led to large scale urbanization, particularly in Thrace, Macedonia and Western Anatolia, which were now amongst the most urbanized areas in Turkey. In comparison, Central and Eastern Anatolia were largely rural although major development programs over the past few years led to massive increase in urbanization; and particularly led to largescale immigration of Turks which drastically decreased the Kurd dominancy maintained over Eastern Anatolia. As far as energy was concerned, oil deposits discovered in Eastern Thrace and Northern Anatolian coast were mined. Turkey, in particular was a large producer of lignite which was largely mined from Eastern Anatolia. However, also keen on acquiring a source of energy which would be renewable; major dams were constructed throughout Turkey. Of significant notice was the Karababa Dam constructed the Euphrates and Tigris rivers. The Central Bank of Turkey and the Istanbul Stock Exchange were established primarily to look over the stock exchange rate, and secure government funds and Turkish reserves as well as grant heavy interest loans to major private companies who sought to invest in Turkey. Meanwhile, with heavy crime and the need to maintain law and order within the cities; the Federal Espionage and Security Force [FESF] was established which acted as a police force to look over crime, corruption and tax evasion and were directly answerable to the Turkish Premier. The FESF also served to launch counterintelligence missions as well as a propaganda force by keeping the media and press under their very control, and had a total size of 10,000 with the FESF depending largely on informants who were not counted. The Turkish Armed Forces stood at 200,000, the Air force at 100,000 and the Marine Corps at 50,000 which kept the Turkish Peacetime Force at 350,000 whilst a reserve force of 200,000 was maintained. The headquarters of the Turkish fleet were established at the Golden Horn and the Turkish fleet expanded to include 80 ships and two fleet carriers, TCG Derman and TCG Solmaz. Moreover, in an attempt to exert Turkish control over the seas, the navy initiated patrols over the Aegean Sea, the Bosporus Straits, the Black Sea and the Gulf of Iskenderun. Along the same time, the WWI era Turkish aircraft was quickly replaced with the modern MiG-15 Jet fighters as well as the Yenilmez Y-III Bomber. These aircraft were far superior to those previous used, possibly the best in Europe and offered greater speeds, wider field of view, better accuracy, etc, and the presence of such technology allowed Turkey to construct prototypes of their own. The total size of the Turkish air force was maintained at 700 aircraft. The Turkish infantry was heavily armed with Soviet AK-48 whilst the armoured divisions used tanks of Soviet nature. This allowed Turkey to quickly close in on the technological gap that existed in terms of automotive, as it had soon built the Atlay IV tank which served as a modern tank. However, it was maintained that T-34s served along with the Atlay II in the battlefield. The Turkish armament factories initiated mass production of the Atlay II tank as well as AK-48 rifles which were re-engineered to serve Turkish interests. Meanwhile, Turkish scientists made significant progress into nuclear research as an adequate amount of funding was given by the government. Turkey attacks Lebanon to acquire greater control over the Gulf of Iskenderun
    • Turkish Dominion of Greece: After defeat at the hands of the Turkish army, a new puppet regime was established in Greece under Governor, Ioannis Rallis. The new Governor announced the creation of Greece Law Enforcement Force consisting of 50,000 police officers which would serve to maintain order in the nation and purchased 100,000 rifles from Turkey for the arming of this Force. Under his leadership, the militarist policies of the former leadership were completely abandoned and the government funded more upon advancing the Greek agrarian economy, expanding the industry and developing the poor living conditions in Greece. Moreover, he supported large-scale immigration of Turks. Athens is reconstructed with new infrastructural reforms brought forward. 
    • Turkish Dominion of Cyprus: The brother of the Greek Prime Minister, George Rallis was elected as the Governor of Cyprus to signify virtual enosis between Greece and Cyprus. In Cyprus, merchant shipping was largely promoted due to its proximity to the Suez Canal, and the port of Famagusta acted as a major port in Eastern Mediterranean. The Cypriot economy largely depended upon export of agricultural goods which was promoted and tourism maintained a major role in the economy. Moreover, the strategic position of Cyprus allowed Turkey to establish complete control over Eastern Mediterranean Sea. Laws were passed to maintain peace between the Greek and Turkish Cypriots, and the government was particular not to take any sides for fear that it would result in a civil war. Meanwhile, the Turks from Turkey migrated to Cyprus in large numbers.
    • Turkish Overseas Military Establishment: Military bases were constructed at Nablus, six km North-East of Amman and at Jordanian border with Egypt beside the Mediterranean Sea. At these military bases, a total of 6000 troops were deployed. Along the same time, naval bases were constructed at Tel Aviv and Haifa where 500 marines and 20 ships were sent. The presence of such bases at strategic positions thus allowed Turkey to conjure greater control over the Mediterranean Sea as well maintain proximity with Saudi Arabia and the Suez Canal. Meanwhile, Turkey initiates uranium mining and a railroad is constructed to the port city of Haifa.. The troops present in Jordan and Palestine are beginning to get withdrawn due to classified reasons. 
    • Unless you're mining in Jordan (which is not a country you control), I don't know where you're getting this uranium.
    • Jordania Diplomacy: We offer Turkey some money and vacant military bases so Turkey can station their troops there.
    • Turkish Diplomacy: Turkey will respond accordingly after a meeting with high ranking officials regarding this matter.
  • Jordania: King Hussein continues to be King as he tries to let go off conservative laws. We are concerned about Saudi Arabia with their rapid expansion, we therefore build up our bases and military in the south in case of an invasion. Meanwhile, we continue our security in Israel after some violence between Jews and Palestinians. We discover oil in the Southwest of our nation, we also discover oil some km of Tel Aviv in the ocean. We also set up Tel Aviv as a major dock and shipyard, we produce many ships, from destroyers to battleships. A major extremist Jewish revolt happens in Jerusalem, calling for Jordania to leave Israel, the revolters riot and burn down many buildings, the military is sent to deal with them. We also make some guns. We seek friendship with other Middle Eastern nations.
    • Iranian Dip: We offer a trade deal to Jordania and propose military assistance in case of need.
    • Jordania is dominated by Israel/Palestine, with the area known as Transjordan a subjgated area.
  • Turkish Diplomacy: Turkey calls upon King Hussein of Jordania to condemn the Dravida Nadu attack upon Hyderabad.
  • German Reich: The Me Drachen and Me F-53 prototypes prove very effective and production of the second generation fighters begin to replace the older models. Planes that are phased out are sold to German allies mainly China, Saudi Arabia and Syria. The Me B-53 is also finished to take over the role of a strategic bomber for the Luftwaffe. The Panzer Leopard I finishes development and production of the long awaited MBT successor to the Panzer 5 begins, The field tests of the Leopard surpass all expentations. Small numbers of the tank are deployed to Yugoslavia to test them in open battle against the shattered Yugoslav army. To complete the mechanization of the infantry the final APC models are completed and production of the P-53 , and P126 begin. Choppers are also produced in large quantities to aid ground forces. The G3, MP5, and MG53 are produced in massive amounts to replace the aging equipment from the 1940s. New anti-tank weapons enter development as well to answer the growing need for greater firepower. Development of tactical artillery begins, with a prototype for a nuclear artillery piece being developed. Naval expansion continues to meet the demands for coastal protection and to protect German interests abroad. Development of the hydrogen bomb, and IRBM's near completion with the project leaders estimating the new weapons will be finished by 1956, research into the secondary effects of a nuclear explosion begin indepth mainly their effect on the organic material and their effect on electronics. The space program continues with Germany sending another rocket into the atmosphere, preparations for sending a living organism into space continue (a dog). The computer continues to grow in importance for the military and the BND as its data storage capacities greatly exceed expectations and other uses are discovered such as quicker communication. Development of more modern stealth fighters begin. Medical research continues as breakthroughs continue. The nuclear powerplant becomes active producing energy for a majority of the city, It is recognized as the first commercial nuclear power plant in the world, plans to build three more in Munich, Berlin and Vienna are made. Development of a faster train begins as the volume of people travelling from place to place grows and demand for quicker transportation does as well, this leads to research into trains pulled by magnetic rails (bullet trains a concept that was developed in this period OTL). The Universities of Berlin, Vienna and Munich increase funding for research in engineering, medicine, and physics to continue developing Germany's strong academic tradition and maintain Germany's place in the world as a leader in innovation. At the University of Berlin research into lasers begin. Cultural development continues as the democratization of the Reich comes to an end. The once powerful aristocracy slowly start to fade into the background of German politics as they become another interest group backing the conservative coalition. Many landowners and Industrialists begin modernizing their means of production to better exploit Germany's growing position within the Global economy. More factories and service companies open up creating jobs for thousands in areas previously ignored. Groups like Mauser-Mannlicher, Heckler and Koch, Krupp, and Bundeswagen continue to expand their shares in their respective market abroad. Efforts to incorporate Elbes-Lothringen's infrastructure begin, the region remains under occupation. However, curfew is relaxed and the occupation forces are told to be courteous to the locals.  As Germany's economic interests in the Middle East a group of industrialists from Hamburg, Essen and Berlin begin looking at the long forgotten Baghdad railway, a project abandoned by Germany in the aftermath of the great war. Adapting this idea the group conceives a new more ambitious project known as the Euro-Arabia connection, a transportation system that would directly link Saudi Arabia and the growing oil industry there with the Central Europe's largest industrial sectors. Despite the desire for this the group lacks the authority or influence to pull this off at the moment and goes to the government in Berlin to try to get political support. The Reichstag and high command take a great interest in the proposition and plans are made to begin talks with the governments of the Netherlands, Switzerland and Saudi Arabia to try to work out the groundwork for project of such a scale, feelers are also sent out to the governments of Turkey, Syria, Palestine, and Hungary to find out their position on such an endeavour. Influence over Prague starts to grow as economic and military co-operation between the Reich and Czechoslovakia continue. Berlin slowly increases its influence within the Czech government as pro-German elements gain strength within the government. Berlin continues to press for the economic union and for greater military co-operation between Berlin and Prague (Turn Five of Eight for vassalizing Czechoslovakia). The BND continues expanding its intelligence web abroad with greater focus being placed in the volatile Middle East, in the Balkans, and in China. With the rise of ethnic violence in Yugoslavia the BND sees an opportunity to make connections with the now persecuted Bosniaks and with the Croats who have long rivaled the Serbians. With the French bombing of South Africa, Berlin passes a law that allows for the construction of a series of underground bunkers meant to protect Germans in case of a nuclear attack. As the British and American economies enter recession Germany takes advantage to fill in the gap in the global economy. International flights to other major German allies and trading partners begin. Trade with Scandinavia increases extensively with the signing of free trade agreements. German forces continue to push towards Belgrade, liberating Slovenia, and most of Croatia and Bosnia (I need a mod to either make an algo or an event discussing the war). The bombing campaign continues causing an already shattered Yugoslav army to disperse as carpet bombing is employed on a large scale. minorities are promised the protection and those displaced by either the German cmpaign or the Serbian ethnic cleansing are moved to refugee camps temporarily. Berlin declares it objective in this conflict is to put an end to the ethnic violence that has crippled the Balkans for years and to restore stability and prosperity to the region. Secret plans are laid out ot divide Yugoslavia into serveral occupation areas that will eventually become German client states.
  • Belgium: Liege is gaining more populations of Belgians, some cities will be build later as now the troops look for some another plan to take their move of training. The Great Wall of Wallonia will be in the shape on the project to protect the cities.
  • USGN: Mil and eco. The Me Drachen and the Me F-53 production continues, but it's still minor as the Germans are the ones mainly producing (German engineering, FTW). The economy continues to flourish and grow, as the ports of Rotterdam and Antwerp have their strongest year since the creation of the Republic. The government is celebrated for the fact that since the revolution the economy, military and industry have made very big growths. The nation mourns as Raadspensionaris Jan de Wit passes away this year, and Tim Klaassen is elected as the new Raadspensionaris, with a convincing 85% of the votes, steamrolling the other candidates. Klaassen is said to be de Wit's protege. Griffin continues, and seeing how the training is going faster that initially expected, they will be done by 1956. 
  • UPR: The government continues to improve economic development. Work on nuclear weapons continues, and the government looks into constructing rockets that can carry them. The army orders 30 helicopters. (Mil/Eco Turn)
  • Brazil: The Nation of Brazil officially detonates its first two test nuclear weapons. The Tests occur off the coast or in a cleared test site deep in the Amazons. The Brazilian economy now without the massive expenditure on having to develop a massive nuclear infrastructure, expands a decent amount nearly 7%. The economic growth amazed the economists as growth was predicted to be more around a 2-3% range. The Brazilian military has officially adopted the new Standard issue rifles for all branches. The Brazilian military officially retires its oldest carrier in Favor of the Lusitania class Fleet Carriers which over the next decade will be taking over from the Dom Pedro II classes. The Brazilian fleet continues to add a few more ships particularly patrollng destroyers and submarines. The Brazilian air forces also continue to expand adding more of its workhorse fighters to the mix as well as new bombers from German design. The Elections also take place in Brazil with Juscelino Kubitschek taking a commanding Victory from an aging and problem ridden Nereu Ramos. Kubitschek immediately undergoes an audacious plan with the common Phrase "fifty years in five" which embarks on a large undertaking. He immediately brings up multiple plans to the Federal congress particularly for the further integration of the Amazons into the nations, as well as stimulating a much further expanded industry. With readily and easily available oil thanks to Ramos's economic policy as well as readily available coal from domestic and high quality sources from Colombia he encourages the foundation of  a new Industrial boom, bigger than the 1930's Economic Miracle. With a relatively stable Brazilian Real however, its predicted that much of this growth will not be hampered by insane amounts of inflation due to the vast open markets of Brazil into the South American continent. The Nation itself now boasts a population of 62 million, with foreign immigration particularly of Germans, and some French and English influxing into Brazil's nation. The Brazilian Aeronautics industry officially makes aviation history with the opening of major international flights to Europe particularly Germany. The Brazilian military manufactures about five nuclear weapons for various other uses. Kubitschek officially announces the construction of the New Capital of Brasilia.
    • Venezuela: The Venezuelan nation continues to advance industrially to a good degree with its literacy rates and living standards increasing heavily. A solid banking sector has begun to take hold in Venezuela as well with preferential laws towards banking investments allowing for this to expand quite a bit. The Nation has now nearly six million people and shows notable population growth in some of the smaller cities as moderate industries and oil payback allow for the nation to develop these cities more. At this point with Brazilian assistance Venezuela has connected various railways and developed a few major highways linking up with the Brazilian Highway system expediting travel between the two countries significantly. The Venezuelan military stays strong at about 150,000 and adds a few new ships to the fleet totaling the fleet at nearly 50 vessels now. Venezuela undergoes a new election with the Venezuelans electing a popular Congressmen with intentions of Greater Military security and some joint economic development with Brazil, but with a mostly independently developing industry.
    • Colombia: The Colombian nation continues to show major economic growth with the so called "Colombian Miracle" brought about by huge Brazilian investment, and a good amount of oil trade returning to the nation. The Colombian Elections take place and stunningly a much more conservative Communist takes power as president. The Brazilian Peacekeeping forces prepare for a restoration of some hostilities to their presence but the Man, Emilio Santur, announces the continued allowance of Capitalism economic policies, and only wishes to expand some social safety and development aspects of Communism rather than a totalitarian regime bent on the domination through Communism. The Government itself is a joint Communist/Conservative government which after a popular legislation address maintains its Ties to Brazil and re-opens ties to the United states. The Colombian military is also reinstated fully now and with this the Brazilian forces leave except for the allowance of a large Pacific base to be developed into a major shipping city for Colombia, and a Joint base essentially under a PATO name operating near Bogota to retrain the Colombian Military into a more effective fighting force. This force stands at about 100,000.
  • Second Japanese Empire: We improve our economy and military. We continue to make sure that people support our new government, and propaganda is spread throughout the Empire. We abolish any newspaper that has any Communist ideals, and make requirements for newspaper, limiting some freedom of press. According to an agreement made by Toby that nobody else remembers, we return Imperial China to China, though we hold on to the ports of Dalian and Tianjin. We also ask China for another year to get all of our military equipment out of Imperial China. We also develop a plan to establish Vietnam as a free client state and signatory of the Hong Kong Pact, and begin to have Ho Thinh, a former military general, assume power as a Fascist leader of Vietnam. We continue our policy of downsizing our empire to strengthen it at the core and establishing client states in the formerly occupied Territories. We build further military bases in Taiwan, as we consider it a part of the core of the empire, along with the main Japanese islands and Korea. We condemn the German invasion of Yugoslavia, as they were a partner nation of the Hong Kong Pact. We search for more Fascist states to join the Hong Kong Pact.
  • Saudi Arabia: Military and economy improve. With the discovery of oil, the Saudi economy continues to grow. We continue to ask for nations to engage in development deals for oil, and oil-based infrastructure continues to grow. Industry continues to grow at a slow rate. Research into modern weaponry begins. Military stands at 105,000 men, not including 10,000 German "Volunteers" under employment of the Saudi Government. Naval expansion continues. The Saudi military continues to purchase arms from Germany, arming the expanding military with G3s and German made tanks. The Air force and navy are expanded as well, with new naval vessels being slated for creation in 1955. The Air force stands at 8000 men and 83 aircraft, with new aircraft coming in from Germany. King Saud takes the throne, and continues to increase the military's power. The Saudis begin to push their oil prices down to undercut Egyptian and Brazilian Oil. Saudi Troops being moving in the Northern area of the country. The Arabian Shield Force is formed among the nations of Arabia. We also apply pressure on the UAE to join the Arabian bloc. We also assure Turkey that its Iraqi allies will be unharmed. We also tell Sweden (?) to remain out of Middle Eastern Politics. In a show of muscle, Saudi Troops enter the UAE.
    • Kingdom of Greater Yemen: The military and economy improve. The nation sees a relative increase in its industry, mostly in the Oil Section. Military stands at 55,000 men. Improvements in military tech continue as well, using weapon blueprints to produce arms for the military. With Aden now under the  Yemeni government, the nation celebrates. The Capital is relocated to Aden.
    • Kingdom of Kuwait: The Nation sees an economic growth, using the large amount of oil in the region to sell off to foreign powers. The nations military sees an expansion to 2000 men, armed with newly purchased G3s. The nation continues to develop its industry.
    • Kingdom of Qatar: The Qatari Oil industry is in full bloom as the nation begins to extract the large reserves of Natural gas and oil. A small military force of 800 men is formed. 
    • Kingdom of Bahrain: Relatively unphased by the war, the new nation of Bahrain grows under the guidance of the Saudis. A small military force of 1000 men is formed. Preparations to create an oil industry on the island begin, though it is expected to be tiny due to the nation's small size.
  • Hungary: Hungary develops the economy and military. The military currently consists of 350,000 men, as conscription ends. The majority of Hungary's troops are located on the border with Romania. Miklós Horthy was overthrown many years ago, and Charles II became King of Hungary. The government purchases several public transportation businesses. (Economy and military turn)
  • The United States does things: rockets, hydrogen bombs, more nukes, planes, jets, boats, submarines, nuclear power, anti-nuclear defenses, intercontinental nuclear weaponry, economy recovers, infrastructure buildup, etc. USS Nautilus get hype. Pentagon officially announces plans for ICBMs. Claudette Colvin. More things.
  • Mesoamerica keeps building the canal and developing the military.
  • Soviet Union: The Soviet Union continues to expand and grow, and this year brings some important changes to the Soviet military and policy, both abroad and at home. The issue of the 300 dead Soviet soldiers angers the military and the government greatly, and the government does what it can to address all issues of the problem. New regulations and procedures are required at ammunition and vehicle storehouses in order to prevent such drastic leakage of weapons and vehicles from disappearing. Furthermore, the central government has the NKVD search through all aspects of the military to determine who could be behind such criminal actions. A few suspected culprits are rounded up and either sent to gulags or shot, although the investigation is still ongoing. In order to deal with rebellious Poles and Finns, the Polish Occupation Zone is reformatted as a new republic within the Soviet Federal system, and the establishment of a loyal Communist government is put into place. Training of national and loyal police forces in both Finland and Poland is done to help the military deal with any incidents. It is expected with the greater regulations and higher government involvement the rebels will either cease their activity or otherwise become more easier to deal with. Domestically, the government carries on with its program of industrialization and continued modernization of the Soviet economy and military. More factories are built in varied places around the country to produce goods for both the military and the people. Technology-wise, the Soviet Union continues to march forward, eager to catch up with the rest of the world. The AK-48 assault rifle is finished this year, and after extraordinary performance in weapons trials is ordered into full production. Better tanks and now jet planes are also produced in order to keep the theory of deep operations up to date and in full effect, while experimental rocket prototypes are also constructed. More ships, namely battleships, destroyers, cruisers, submarines, and a few aircraft carriers are also built over a period of time to help the Soviet navy retain at least some degree of parity with the rest of the world. Weapons and vehicles of better quality continue to be produced, and new versions are introduced as the technology becomes available. Industrialization and general armarment of the eastern part of the Soviet Union begins, with some believing to think that war or some aggressive action may take place in the near future between the Soviet Union and Japan or China.
    • Mongolia: Mongolia continues to make some effort to modernize and industrialize, although the typically rural landscape and population has made this considerably difficult to do effectively. The military continues to train with the Soviets, and more and more Soviet surplus is provided to the Mongolian military to help them stay up to date with weapons and supplies. 
    • Finland: The military and local government joins the Soviets in trying to crack down on rebellious Finns, and efforts are also made to try to bring them back into the fold peacefully if at all possible. Rebuilding the country is still underway, and more services are being provided to the Finns with each passing month. It is hoped that through these efforts, the Soviets will be able to earn the loyalty or at the very least the obedience of the Finns and enable their sway over the country. Finnish forces with aid from the Soviets crack down hard on dissent and resistance, and the full power of the state is used to bring an end to the forces of the insurgency. 
    • Baltic Federal People's Republic: The military and police also perform a bit of a crackdown in order to prevent the sort of unrest or rebellion seen in Finland and Poland over the past few months. The government also helps the country to rebuild, another reason for the merger of the three Baltic countries. 
  • South African Republic: South African continues to rebuild Cape Town, more more than 40% of the destroyed regions of the town rebuilt completely. Most reconstruction is needed before the town is fully rebuilt, but the government ensures the population that they can return to work, while those still in need of work will be provided government assistance until they can be re-employed by the businesses moving back into the town. Elsewhere, the industrialization of the Botswana and Swazi provinces continue, with expansion of the diamond mining industry a government priority. Several military industries opt to establish several industrial complexes in Lesotho, where they will develop a major arms manufacturing industry based out of that province. The military is delivered 18 additional Atlas Tiers for the SADF's air force branch, while ten new Atlas Soekers and eight Perdebyes are delivered to the air force as well. Atlas also plans to produce several additional Kuikendief transport planes, to assist the paratrooper divisions of the army access rough terrain and jungles in Central Africa. Population growth for the year of 1955 is estimated to be between 5-6%, with the OAU's health institutions helping to promote pre-natal care center construction and the development of safe sex practices in the rural regions of the OAU's member states. The national highway system is expanded into Botswana, linking that portion of the nation to the rest of the industrial complex in South Africa. The SANEC continues to develop nuclear technology with the aim for a bomb by 1960. The University of Cape Town continues to pour through the work of Albert Einstein, expanding their understanding of physics to a considerable extent.
    • Rhodesian Republic: The highway system linking cities such as Harare and Bulawayo together is expanded into to include Lusaka and the surrounding cities. This promotes industrial and economic growth and transportation of goods and supplies into the core regions of the state of Zambia, allows for the increased industrialization of the region. Education continues to receive government financial support, with the literacy rate increasing to 50%. The benchmark is celebrated by members of the ruling ANC, and plans to begin work on expanding the facilities of Rhodesia's major universities are underway in many institutions of the country. The Union Defense Forces operating in Rhodesia receive ten fighters and five bombers for their forces. Work to move the northern half of Rhodesia's economy away from the copper industry continues, with many telecommunication centers and automotive factories built in the cities of Lusaka, Livingstone, and Kasama, to help expand and diversify the local economy.
    • Angolan Republic: The industrialization of the northern half of Angola continues, with educated members of the Angolan society moving up to the city of Luanda to oversee the region's development. The ANC branch office is relocated to the new capital in Luanda, while several businesses expand their regional headquarters to that city. The construction on the new port in Namibe near completion, with plans to see its operation begin by the start of 1956. Education of the northern population to bring it up to date with the southern population becomes the priority of Northern Angola. Several teachers from South Africa and Rhodesia are asked to move to Angola to assist in the effort. The military begins to demilitarize the area around Namibe, with the fortifications no longer required by the government. Several military facilities are opened in Cabinda, including a drydock for the repair and construction of warships for the Union Naval Defense Force.
    • East African Republic: The integration of the local economy into that of Rhodesia and South Africa is pushed ahead by the ANC and President Kenyatta. Several corporations are contracted to begin constructing several railroads and highways from Rhodesia's transportation network to that of East Africa's. The plan is to help integrate the two economies first by establishing a strong transport system that will allow for the transfer of goods and supplies. Investment in the local economy continues as normal, with plans to see the construction of a new capital city for the East African Republic in the town of Arusha. Literacy schools are opened throughout the republic to encourage the education of the population. Thanks to the relative progressive work of the British, the East African Republic is able to work with a considerably educated core of teachers and professors, who assist in the education campaign. The effort to promote the ideals of the OAU continues, with ANC members going into villages to educate the locals and promote a sense of nationalism and fervor for Pan-Africanism within their regions.
  • Dominion of Britannica: Trade continues, and the economy prospers. The world's first full-fledged nuclear power plant is built in Calder Hall. Military technology continues to be researched. Stuff happens. Yay.
    • South African Dip: Yay!

1955.5

Germany marches into Yugoslavia, easily cleaning up any resistance along the way. However, the nation soon breaks down into total chaos, with ethnic tensions breaking loose as Serbs, Croats, and Muslims. Over 9,000 German soldiers are killed between January and August of 1955, with no signs of the death rate slowing down.

  • Thailand: Thailand continues to build up the military. Infrastructure is improved and repaired, and some new roadways are built.
  • Ethiopia:A coup takes place orchestrated by Japanese and Japanese friendly politicians placing Samuel Bikila as the Ethiopian president an ethnic Amhara who favors Amharans. We start industrialising and researching military technology. Infrastructure is improved and repaired, and many new roadways are built. We start educating our people old and young with most attention given to educate our young men and women. We also recruit 100.000 soldiers. We ask France to sell us their Djiboutian colony and Italy (Mod Response) to sell us their Somalian colony. We ask to join the Hong Kong Pact.
    • Japan: We accept you into the Hong Kong Pact, but need to first make sure that South Africa also agrees as you are on the same continent.
    • South African Dip: We agree to the introduction of Ethiopia into the HKP.
    • Ethiopia: We ask from our new allies to share with us technology as our technology is too outdated and our army could be way too easily defeated.
    • South African Dip: South Africa would be more than happy to help modernize the Ethiopian military. Though we ask Ethiopia to join the Organization of African Unity, which can more directly protect and assist the Ethiopian people as a member of the HKP.
    • Ethiopia:After many consideration we accept your offer
  • Brazil: The Nation of Brazil, after further testing of two more nuclear weapons, begins the diversification of the nations possible nuclear arsenal with various analysts beleiving the potential for a nuclear weapon for any situation. This leads to the diverging nuclear concepts of tactical and strategic warheads with lower yields for tactical and much larger yields for strategic. The Brazilian military does manage to produce a few smaller weapons based on this concept aimed at tactical use. The Brazilian economy stays on track is its expected 7% growth remains true as Kubitschek's plans begin to come into play. The construction of Brasilia begins to expand as companies take serious interest in this new city which will integrate Brazil's heartlands with her heavily populated coasts in a way never thought of before. The Industrial policy of the new President also begins an aggressive industrial buildup with limitations on foreign oil (particularly Venezuelan oil) being lifted in favor of expanding industry in an intense way. This movement to heavily expand industry moves mostly to automotive, aeronautics and a few high tech industries, too. The Brazilian rocketry association, previously a relatively untouched part of the government and its budget get a moderate increase in funding and is re-christened the Brazilian Space Agency with an intent of developing rockets and other technologies for scientific profit and exploration of space to some degree. The new agency is able to begin development of a much larger rocket. The military takes great interest in the project as the potential to weaponize rockets becomes readily apparent. The Brazilian government continues development of its helicopter with a much coveted prototype slated for production in 1958. A Concept of a smaller more versatile helicopter is also introduced but is relatively ignored. The Brazilian government with the rapid development of a more economically viable South America as well as a Great Power in Brazil, offers the creation of the South American Union to all nations of the Continent looking to form a Common market, as well as a collective Security Arangement with all the nations. (MOD, plz). With the development of the Organizations framework through collective and dedicated development especially between Brazil and the United Platinien provinces, and the Northern part of the continent, the Brazilians are able to establish quite a bit of credibility to the movement. The Brazilian nuclear commission begins research into a nuclear reactor with applications for power as well as potentially ships. Brazil officially releases the F-5 Liberator into the Air force looking to continue the development of Brazil's military aviation.
    • Venezuela: The Venezuelan government having gotten decent profit out of selling oil and developing itself as a viable economic powerhouse puts to vote joining of the South American Union. The Vote passes with nearly 85% solidifying a positive vote for the joining. The Venezuelan people rejoice as a potential for even greater economic prosperity and development has finally come their way after being a relatively underdeveloped nation for a long time. This leaves a large venue of public support for the current government which begins to adjust itself for the Union. The Venezuelan armed forces conduct a parade for the occasion in the capital and all goes as planned with a showcasing of New Venezuelan technology and development over the past years.
    • Colombia: Colombia also considered the joining of this economic bloc and puts it to a vote. The Colombian congress passes with a slimmer majority of 55% and procedes with the inclusion into the Union market. The Colombians also begin further investment into infrastructure looking to expand the highways and railways to connect with Venezuelan counterparts. Colombians send a few offers of good will to Venezuela for previous actions and more than not improve relations with their counterpart in the good will of the new organization. Colombia begins the large purchasing of equipment from Brazil and also begins the development of the Buenaventura naval base begins with a Colombian base being built close to the developing Brazilian base. Colombia's economy continues to advance further as it gains large tracts of extremely profitable investment from Brazil.
    • German Dip: German industrialists offer to begin small scale investments in the Brazilian fuel and mineral industries. 
  • Jordania: Nearly half of our army is moved into the south. We condemn Dravida Nadu for their invasion of Hyderabad, and call upon the Muslim community to attack.
  • USGN: Mil and eco. The Me Drachen and the Me F-53 production continues, but it's still minor as the Germans are the ones mainly producing (German engineering, FTW). The economy continues to flourish and grow, as the ports of Rotterdam and Antwerp have their strongest year since the creation of the Republic. The government is celebrated for the fact that since the revolution the economy, military and industry have made very big growths. The nation mourns as Raadspensionaris Jan de Wit passes away this year, and Tim Klaassen is elected as the new Raadspensionaris, with a convincing 85% of the votes, steamrolling the other candidates. Klaassen is said to be de Wit's protege. Griffin continues, and seeing how the training is going faster that initially expected, they will be done by 1956. We offer to sell tanks to nations.
    • ​Jordania: We would like to purchase some tanks.
    • Ethiopia: We would like to purchase some tanks, too.
  • German Reich: The Me Drachen and Me F-53 prototypes prove very effective and production of the second generation fighters begin to replace the older models. Planes that are phased out are sold to German allies mainly China, Saudi Arabia and Syria. The Me B-53 is also finished to take over the role of a strategic bomber for the Luftwaffe. The Panzer Leopard I finishes development and production of the long awaited MBT successor to the Panzer 5 begins, The field tests of the Leopard surpass all expentations. Small numbers of the tank are deployed to Yugoslavia to test them in open battle against the shattered Yugoslav army. To complete the mechanization of the infantry the final APC models are completed and production of the P-53 , and P126 begin. Choppers are also produced in large quantities to aid ground forces. The G3, MP5, and MG53 are produced in massive amounts to replace the aging equipment from the 1940s. New anti-tank weapons enter development as well to answer the growing need for greater firepower. Development of tactical artillery begins, with a prototype for a nuclear artillery piece being developed. Naval expansion continues to meet the demands for coastal protection and to protect German interests abroad. Development of the hydrogen bomb, and IRBM's near completion with the project leaders estimating the new weapons will be finished by 1956, research into the secondary effects of a nuclear explosion begin indepth mainly their effect on the organic material and their effect on electronics. The space program continues with Germany sending another rocket into the atmosphere, preparations for sending a living organism into space continue (a dog). The computer continues to grow in importance for the military and the BND as its data storage capacities greatly exceed expectations and other uses are discovered such as quicker communication. Development of more modern stealth fighters begin. Medical research continues as breakthroughs continue. The nuclear powerplant becomes active producing energy for a majority of the city, It is recognized as the first commercial nuclear power plant in the world, plans to build three more in Munich, Berlin and Vienna are made. Development of a faster train begins as the volume of people travelling from place to place grows and demand for quicker transportation does as well, this leads to research into trains pulled by magnetic rails (bullet trains a concept that was developed in this period OTL). The Universities of Berlin, Vienna and Munich increase funding for research in engineering, medicine, and physics to continue developing Germany's strong academic tradition and maintain Germany's place in the world as a leader in innovation. At the University of Berlin research into lasers begin. Cultural development continues as the democratization of the Reich comes to an end. The once powerful aristocracy slowly start to fade into the background of German politics as they become another interest group backing the conservative coalition. Many landowners and Industrialists begin modernizing their means of production to better exploit Germany's growing position within the Global economy. More factories and service companies open up creating jobs for thousands in areas previously ignored. Groups like Mauser-Mannlicher, Heckler and Koch, Krupp, and Bundeswagen continue to expand their shares in their respective market abroad. Efforts to incorporate Elbes-Lothringen's infrastructure begin, the region remains under occupation. However, curfew is relaxed and the occupation forces are told to be courteous to the locals.  As Germany's economic interests in the Middle East a group of industrialists from Hamburg, Essen and Berlin begin looking at the long forgotten Baghdad railway, a project abandoned by Germany in the aftermath of the great war. Adapting this idea the group conceives a new more ambitious project known as the Euro-Arabia connection, a transportation system that would directly link Saudi Arabia and the growing oil industry there with the Central Europe's largest industrial sectors. Despite the desire for this the group lacks the authority or influence to pull this off at the moment and goes to the government in Berlin to try to get political support. The Reichstag and high command take a great interest in the proposition and plans are made to begin talks with the governments of the Netherlands, Switzerland and Saudi Arabia to try to work out the groundwork for project of such a scale, feelers are also sent out to the governments of Turkey, Syria, Palestine, and Hungary to find out their position on such an endeavour. Influence over Prague starts to grow as economic and military co-operation between the Reich and Czechoslovakia continue. Berlin slowly increases its influence within the Czech government as pro-German elements gain strength within the government. Berlin continues to press for the economic union and for greater military co-operation between Berlin and Prague (Turn Seven of Eight for vassalizing Czechoslovakia). The BND continues expanding its intelligence web abroad with greater focus being placed in the volatile Middle East, in the Balkans, and in China. With the rise of ethnic violence in Yugoslavia the BND sees an opportunity to make connections with the now persecuted Bosniaks and with the Croats who have long rivaled the Serbians. With the French bombing of South Africa, Berlin passes a law that allows for the construction of a series of underground bunkers meant to protect Germans in case of a nuclear attack. As the British and American economies enter recession Germany takes advantage to fill in the gap in the global economy. International flights to other major German allies and trading partners begin. Trade with Scandinavia increases extensively with the signing of free trade agreements. German forces continue to push towards Belgrade, liberating Slovenia, and most of Croatia and Bosnia (I need a mod to either make an algo or an event discussing the war). The bombing campaign continues causing an already shattered Yugoslav army to disperse as carpet bombing is employed on a large scale. minorities are promised the protection and those displaced by either the German cmpaign or the Serbian ethnic cleansing are moved to refugee camps temporarily. Berlin declares it objective in this conflict is to put an end to the ethnic violence that has crippled the Balkans for years and to restore stability and prosperity to the region. Secret plans are laid out ot divide Yugoslavia into serveral occupation areas that will eventually become German client states.
  • Can a mod please do an algo? 
  • Peru: We start to improve our economy, mostly through industrialization. We focus industrialization on key industry's, mostly mining And the extraction of naturel gases. With our limited population, some of this proves to be a challenge, but significant progress is made. New elections are held, resulting in the election of Garcia Sanchez for prime minister, who promises to speed industralazation and improve relations with other South American country's. Meanwhile, we build up our military, which currently stands at a moderate 270,000 men, with only 70,000 on active duty. The prime minister declares that the army will only be built up to serve as an active defense force, as opposed to an offensive one. We ask to buy supplies, particularly planes, from Brazil as to aid our growing military.
    • ​Brazil Dip: Brazil agrees to sell 50 of our F-108 Falchion fighter aircraft to Peru. We also ask for Peru to join the South American Union.
    • Peruvian Diplomacy: we thank you for your agree nce to sell the aircraft to us, and agree to join the South American Union.
    • Ethiopia:We too ask to buy 50 Brazilian F-108 Falchion fighter aircrafts.
  • Republic of Turkey: Tajdin Serefxan, the Third President of Turkey actively sought to westernize Turkey and implemented a series of laws for the Turks and Kurds to disband their backward practices and embrace the modern world. However, unlike Mustafa Kemal; the new Premier did not call for the people to give up on religion and maintained a link between religion and the state. Keen on establishing Turkey as a major economic power in Europe in his very own way, he practiced high level of state intervention in the economics. Having invested a total of 5% of the Turkish GDP into education, the literacy rate in the nation has rose to 67%. This had a massive increase upon the size of those qualified in the workforce, and allowed Turkey to expand upon its automotive, agricultural, armament and shipbuilding industries. The profit gained from expanding these industries led to the development of a general mindset to focus upon these four industries as four pillars that would support Turkey as it marched forward. The automotive and shipbuilding industries in Turkey were particularly concentrated in the Aegean and Marmara region. In constrast to that, the armament industry and the agricultural industry were more widespread in Anatolia. However, the automotive and armament industry depended heavily upon Soviet technological aid. Indeed, other industries in Turkey was also given equal important such included the Turkish textile industry which was amongst the top in the world and the Turkish mineral industry which proved quite beneficial in maintaining Turkey self-sufficient for minerals whilst catering the needs of the neighbouring states. Communication and transport played a major role, and a major railroad system was completed which linked linked the entire state of Turkey, and now preparations were made to construct roadways and highways as well as a major bridge across the Bosporus. This also led to large scale urbanization, particularly in Thrace, Macedonia and Western Anatolia, which were now amongst the most urbanized areas in Turkey. In comparison, Central and Eastern Anatolia were largely rural although major development programs over the past few years led to massive increase in urbanization; and particularly led to largescale immigration of Turks which drastically decreased the Kurd dominancy maintained over Eastern Anatolia. As far as energy was concerned, oil deposits discovered in Eastern Thrace and Northern Anatolian coast were mined. Turkey, in particular was a large producer of lignite which was largely mined from Eastern Anatolia. Major gas deposits were also discovered in the Levantine Basin. However, the adequate mining equipment had yet not been provided. However, also keen on acquiring a source of energy which would be renewable; major dams were constructed throughout Turkey. Of significant notice was the Karababa Dam constructed the Euphrates and Tigris rivers. The Central Bank of Turkey and the Istanbul Stock Exchange were established primarily to look over the stock exchange rate, and secure government funds and Turkish reserves as well as grant heavy interest loans to major private companies who sought to invest in Turkey. Meanwhile, with heavy crime and the need to maintain law and order within the cities; the Federal Espionage and Security Force [FESF] was established which acted as a police force to look over crime, corruption and tax evasion and were directly answerable to the Turkish Premier. The FESF also served to launch counterintelligence missions as well as a propaganda force by keeping the media and press under their very control, and had a total size of 10,000 with the FESF depending largely on informants who were not counted. The Turkish Armed Forces stood at 200,000, the Air force at 100,000 and the Marine Corps at 50,000 which kept the Turkish Peacetime Force at 350,000 whilst a reserve force of 200,000 was maintained. The headquarters of the Turkish fleet were established at the Golden Horn and the Turkish fleet expanded to include 80 ships and two fleet carriers, TCG Derman and TCG Solmaz. Moreover, in an attempt to exert Turkish control over the seas, the navy initiated patrols over the Aegean Sea, the Bosporus Straits, the Black Sea and the Gulf of Iskenderun. Along the same time, the WWI era Turkish aircraft was quickly replaced with the modern MiG-15 Jet fighters as well as the Yenilmez Y-III Bomber. These aircraft were far superior to those previous used, possibly the best in Europe and offered greater speeds, wider field of view, better accuracy, etc, and the presence of such technology allowed Turkey to construct prototypes of their own. The total size of the Turkish air force was maintained at 700 aircraft. The Turkish infantry was heavily armed with Soviet AK-48 whilst the armoured divisions used tanks of Soviet nature. This allowed Turkey to quickly close in on the technological gap that existed in terms of automotive, as it had soon built the Atlay IV tank which served as a modern tank. However, it was maintained that T-34s served along with the Atlay II in the battlefield. The Turkish armament factories initiated mass production of the Atlay II tank as well as AK-48 rifles which were re-engineered to serve Turkish interests. Meanwhile, Turkish scientists made significant progress into nuclear research as an adequate amount of funding was given by the government. The Turkish political parties begin their campaigning as the elections draw near.
    • Turkish Dominion of Greece: The new Governor, Ioannis Rallis announced the creation of Greece Law Enforcement Force consisting of 30,000 police officers which would serve to maintain order in the nation. Under his leadership, the militarist policies of the former leadership were completely abandoned and the government funded more upon advancing the Greek agrarian economy, expanding the industry and developing the poor living conditions in Greece. This allowed Greece to rapidly develop itself with massive healthcare and welfare reforms which led to Greece having an HDI much greater than that of Turkey itself. Moreover, he supported large-scale immigration of Turks who by now constituted 25% of the populace. Athens is reconstructed with new infrastructural reforms brought forward. 
    • Turkish Dominion of Cyprus: In Cyprus, merchant shipping was largely promoted due to its proximity to the Suez Canal, and the port of Famagusta acted as a major port in Eastern Mediterranean. The Cypriot economy largely depended upon export of agricultural goods which was promoted and tourism maintained a major role in the economy. Moreover, the strategic position of Cyprus allowed Turkey to establish complete control over Eastern Mediterranean Sea. Meanwhile, military bases were constructed at various locations throughout the island and a minimum military force of 10,000 soldiers was maintained. 
    • Turkish Dominion of Lebanon: In Beirut, many Turkish and Greek capitalists found refuge as Lebanon was found to be a financial safe haven. Due to the general free market maintained by the Maronite government, as well as the laissez-faire commercial tradition and bank secrecy; Lebanon attracted great attention was numerous businessmen and capitalists who had sought to escape the state intervention practiced in Turkey. This certainly advanced and developed the position of Lebanon as a major banking hub and entrepot in Turkey, particularly due to their strategic position in the Levantine Basin. This sent ripples as the Beirut Stock Exchange saw rise much greater than it had previously experienced under French rule. Apart from banking, tourism played a major role in Lebanon and the Lebanese winery attracted thousands of people from the Middle East. The Turks having been aware of the delicate ethnic nature of Lebanon were keenly on not provoking any group. However, economic co-operation was largely maintained with the Maronites and the Sunnis dominating the coastline. In contrast, the Shi'ite were largely enlisted into the military. Other changes introduced by Turkey included laws regarding money laundering and minor restrictions on capital movement out of Lebanon. A law of particular notice was the Turkish attempt to increase Muslim representation in the Maronite-dominated government. This law was largely passed to appease the Muslim populace but surely, the Maronites continued to play a big hand so they were not particularly antagonized either. 
    • Turkish Overseas Military Establishment: Military bases were constructed at Nablu and at Jordanian border with Egypt beside the Mediterranean Sea. At these military bases, a total of 6000 troops were deployed. Along the same time, naval bases were constructed at Tel Aviv and Haifa where 500 marines and 20 ships were sent. The presence of such bases at strategic positions thus allowed Turkey to conjure greater control over the Mediterranean Sea as well maintain proximity with Saudi Arabia and the Suez Canal. Meanwhile, Turkey initiates uranium mining and a railroad is constructed to the port city of Haifa.. The troops present in Jordan and Palestine are beginning to get withdrawn due to classified reasons. 
  • Belgium: Some conversations starting still on Wallonia's great wall. Spaak hopes to agree but for the military the troops might have to take the power on.
  • Hungary: Hungary develops the economy and military. The military currently consists of 350,000 men, as conscription ends. The majority of Hungary's troops are located on the border with Romania. Miklós Horthy was overthrown many years ago, and Charles II became King of Hungary. The government purchases several public transportation businesses. (Economy and military turn)
  • Second Japanese Empire: We continue to spread propaganda throughout the Empire. We continue to withdraw from Vietnam, and Ho Thinh becomes the first Premier of Vietnam. In order to help Vietnam inustrialize and remain bound to us, we invest money in them, and provide some technology for industrialization. We hope that Vietnam will be completely independent of Japan by 1957, and Vietnam will be allowed to join the Hong Kong Pact as soon as Japanese occupation of it is completely finished. We also help the Ethiopian military modernize by giving them some technology. Within Japan, we improve our economy and our infrastructure, also improving the infrastructure of Korea. We continue to ask more countries to join the Hong Kong Pact sphere of influence, and next seek a Middle Eastern partner to join the Hong Kong Pact. As we have begun decolonization, we ask the United States to grant Philippine independence.
  • Soviet Union: The Soviet Union continues to expand and grow, and this year brings some important changes to the Soviet military and policy, both abroad and at home. The issue of the 300 dead Soviet soldiers angers the military and the government greatly, and the government does what it can to address all issues of the problem. New regulations and procedures are required at ammunition and vehicle storehouses in order to prevent such drastic leakage of weapons and vehicles from disappearing. Furthermore, the central government has the NKVD search through all aspects of the military to determine who could be behind such criminal actions. A few suspected culprits are rounded up and either sent to gulags or shot, although the investigation is still ongoing. In order to deal with rebellious Poles and Finns, the Polish Occupation Zone is reformatted as a new republic within the Soviet Federal system, and the establishment of a loyal Communist government is put into place. Training of national and loyal police forces in both Finland and Poland is done to help the military deal with any incidents. It is expected with the greater regulations and higher government involvement the rebels will either cease their activity or otherwise become more easier to deal with. Domestically, the government carries on with its program of industrialization and continued modernization of the Soviet economy and military. More factories are built in varied places around the country to produce goods for both the military and the people. Technology-wise, the Soviet Union continues to march forward, eager to catch up with the rest of the world. The AK-48 assault rifle is finished this year, and after extraordinary performance in weapons trials is ordered into full production. Better tanks and now jet planes are also produced in order to keep the theory of deep operations up to date and in full effect, while experimental rocket prototypes are also constructed. More ships, namely battleships, destroyers, cruisers, submarines, and a few aircraft carriers are also built over a period of time to help the Soviet navy retain at least some degree of parity with the rest of the world. Weapons and vehicles of better quality continue to be produced, and new versions are introduced as the technology becomes available. Industrialization and general armarment of the eastern part of the Soviet Union begins, with some believing to think that war or some aggressive action may take place in the near future between the Soviet Union and Japan or China.
    • Mongolia: Mongolia continues to make some effort to modernize and industrialize, although the typically rural landscape and population has made this considerably difficult to do effectively. The military continues to train with the Soviets, and more and more Soviet surplus is provided to the Mongolian military to help them stay up to date with weapons and supplies. 
    • Finland: The military and local government joins the Soviets in trying to crack down on rebellious Finns, and efforts are also made to try to bring them back into the fold peacefully if at all possible. Rebuilding the country is still underway, and more services are being provided to the Finns with each passing month. It is hoped that through these efforts, the Soviets will be able to earn the loyalty or at the very least the obedience of the Finns and enable their sway over the country. Finnish forces with aid from the Soviets crack down hard on dissent and resistance, and the full power of the state is used to bring an end to the forces of the insurgency. 
    • Baltic Federal People's Republic: The military and police also perform a bit of a crackdown in order to prevent the sort of unrest or rebellion seen in Finland and Poland over the past few months. The government also helps the country to rebuild, another reason for the merger of the three Baltic countries. 
    • Japanese Dip: We ask the USSR for a ten year NAP. 
  • Dominion of Britannica: The Dominion sharply criticizes the German invasion of Yugoslavia, pointing to the exploding ethnic conflict as why Germany should have stayed out of the fight. Nuclear power continues to be developed, and investment continues in China and South Africa. Thousands of miles of railroad and pavement are laid in both and factories spring up producing everything from clothing to metal appliances to weapons. ICBMs continue to be in development. The nuclear arsenal expands to 45 nuclear weapons ranging from 15 to 45 kilotons. Development continues on long-range bombers capable of bombing the Continental United States. Talk begins with France on normalizing relations and streamlining trade between the two nations.
  • Mesoamerica: and its vassals continue to focus on building the canal, thus modernizing the economy, and advancing the military.
  • South African Republic: South Africa announces that it has completed more than 80% of the reconstruction project in Cape Town, though Durban is one about 60% rebuilt. More work is left to be done, but many South Africans return to work in the wake of the good news. President Lutuli visits the city to give a speech on the matter, and praises the strength and compassion of the South African people, while thanking those governments who assisted in providing humanitarian assistance to his nation. He condemns the French government for their actions, but states that though the South Africans will never forget, they must be willing to forgive to move ahead as fellow human beings. Elsewhere, the expansion of the South African industrial centers continues, with focus on the growth of the processed foods industry, as well as the natural gas industry. So far, most of the nation's industrial needs have been met, completing the final sector of the nation's planned self-sufficiency programs. However, some areas such as highly sophisticated precision equipment industries have not been developed to the point where South Africa can claim complete independence from the rest of the global market. Nuclear development under the auspice of the SANEC continues, with the deadline for a working bomb by 1960 underway. Atlas delivers fourteen additional jet fighters, twelve interceptors, and ten new transport planes for the paratroopers. The navy announces its plan to produce a new line of warships for the OAU's Union Naval Defense Force, seeking to provide a streamlined series of warships that can be constructed, repaired, and upgraded at the ports of all OAU member republics. With focus on protecting the African continent from foreign invaders, as well as intervening in local crisis in states across the continent, plans to produce a major blue water naby are drawn up by SADF military leaders. The military also begins to test rocket designs from several old prototypes drawn up by in the 1940s. With the government budget witnessing strong growth, the military is provided all of the funding it needs to develop a series of military-grade rockets for the future. The expansion of the nation's transportation network continues, with more than 22,000 km of paved roads and highways, 18,000 km of rail, and several planned canals on the drawing board, South Africa's population has the complete ability to go anywhere in the country at anytime with complete safety. Better yet, they are able to do so in a series of vehicles produced by the Inqola Automotive Company in the KwaZulu-Natal province, which has become the largest indigenous car manufacturer in the country, a story of success following the now two decades old university program for black Africans under the Smuts administration. Several tons of weaponry and equipment are shipped out to Ethiopia to assist it in modernizing its armed forces, and sixteen Atlas Tier jet fighters and for Atlas Perdebyes are shipped out to Ethiopia, along with forty second-hand Verwoester Md.I medium tanks. South African military advisors are also sent out to Addis Ababa to train the Ethiopian soldiers in how to use and repair the equipment.
    • Rhodesian Republic: The continued expansion of the local transportation network continues. Government agencies report that the economy of Rhodesia is 65% interconnected with that of South Africa and Angola's. Plans to integrate the East African economy into the rest of the OAU member republics by expanding the network of roads and railways into Rhodesia, is now underway. The local businessmen invest in construction of several new factories related to the production of automobile parts, light industrial equipment, televisions, and farming equipment in the major cities of Lilongwe, Lusaka, and Mzuzu, where there is a dire need to expand and diversify the local economies. Education of the populations of the Zambia and Malawi states continues, with more than 35% of the population educated to Western standards. Free education is provided to all youth in the two Rhodesian states, and grants provided to young black African adults looking to further their educations by attending one of the many universities in Rhodesia. The military continues to hone its combat skills and capabilities, orders several combat aircraft from the Atlas Aircraft Corporation for its military forces.
    • Angolan Republic: Southern Angola is classified by the OAU as a "highly-developed region" within the Angolan Republic. The growth of the industrial and economical apparatus of the southern half of the republic over the last twenty plus years, plus the added bonus of stability and education, have allowed the relatively sparsely populated area to witness remarkable growth as a developing nation. The Angolan government thus begins work on developing the northern half of the country, more so that usual. Whereas the south boasts a literacy rate of more than 75%, the north has only 20% literacy, and lacks many industrial centers outside of Luanda. It has been hoped that with the transition of the capital from Namibe to Luanda, that the government will have a much better time in administering the development of the republic with the assistance of the OAU, South Africa and Rhodesia. Military spending remains stable, and the the armed forces continue their preparatory training regimes.
    • East African Republic: Jomo Kenyatta continue work on fostering a sense of unity between his native Kikuyu people, and the other ethnic groups in the region, seeking to prevent the tribalism witnessed in other parts of Africa. Though the ANC is doing its best to handle tribalism abroad, the OAU holds Kenyatta responsible for limiting the ethnic tensions in his country. Considerable progress is accomplished, however, and the program considered relatively easy with the general peace shared throughout East Africa. Military expansion continues, with the aim of the army to enhance the professionalism within its ranks, as well as acquiring new equipment to replace the older British equipment left behind. The transportation network of East Africa is expanded, with several railroads laid down to connect East Africa to Rhodesia. These wide gauge tracks are planned to move thousands of tons of trade goods between East Africa and the wider OAU, expanding the economies of all those involved. The real estate and electricity industries receive large amounts of government funding, with plans to develop hydroelectric facilities in Kenya and Uganda, while the government of Tanzania seeks to develop an industrial agricultural sector to take advantage of the processed foods market within the OAU and the world abroad.
  • In the United States these things happen: military, economy recovers, nukes, ICBMs, Nationalist Party grows getrektrepublicans, Warren administration is failing, etc. Nuclear power, submarines, boats, carriers, destroyers, planes, jets, rockets, space. Race equality struggle continues. Bell X-2 reaches Mach 3. Construction of Amundsen-Scott South Pole station begins. Nothing else of note.

1956.0

  • Thailand: Thailand continues to build up the military. Infrastructure is improved and repaired, and some new roadways are built.
  • Iran: The Shah starts to fear a Turkish-Saudi Arabia and start to massively produce war materiel and increase the number of planes and troops near the Western frontier until we know what is happening in the case that anyone cross it. A conscription of one year is forced on the population as the world is hostile. We secretly seek closer relations with Jordania against Turkey and Saudi Arabia through a defensive alliance. 
    • ​Jordania: We agree, but this must remain Top Secret.
  • Republic of Turkey: Tajdin Serefxan, the Third President of Turkey actively sought to westernize Turkey and implemented a series of laws for the Turks and Kurds to disband their backward practices and embrace the modern world. However, unlike Mustafa Kemal; the new Premier did not call for the people to give up on religion and maintained a link between religion and the state. Keen on establishing Turkey as a major economic power in Europe in his very own way, he practiced high level of state intervention in the economics. Having invested a total of 5% of the Turkish GDP into education, the literacy rate in the nation has rose to 67%. This had a massive increase upon the size of those qualified in the workforce, and allowed Turkey to expand upon its automotive, agricultural, armament and shipbuilding industries. The profit gained from expanding these industries led to the development of a general mindset to focus upon these four industries as four pillars that would support Turkey as it marched forward. The automotive and shipbuilding industries in Turkey were particularly concentrated in the Aegean and Marmara region. In constrast to that, the armament industry and the agricultural industry were more widespread in Anatolia. However, the automotive and armament industry depended heavily upon Soviet technological aid. Indeed, other industries in Turkey was also given equal important such included the Turkish textile industry which was amongst the top in the world and the Turkish mineral industry which proved quite beneficial in maintaining Turkey self-sufficient for minerals whilst catering the needs of the neighbouring states. Communication and transport played a major role, and a major railroad system was completed which linked linked the entire state of Turkey, and now preparations were made to construct roadways and highways as well as a major bridge across the Bosporus. This also led to large scale urbanization, particularly in Thrace, Macedonia and Western Anatolia, which were now amongst the most urbanized areas in Turkey. In comparison, Central and Eastern Anatolia were largely rural although major development programs over the past few years led to massive increase in urbanization; and particularly led to largescale immigration of Turks which drastically decreased the Kurd dominancy maintained over Eastern Anatolia. As far as energy was concerned, oil deposits discovered in Eastern Thrace and Northern Anatolian coast were mined. Turkey, in particular was a large producer of lignite which was largely mined from Eastern Anatolia. Major gas deposits were also discovered in the Levantine Basin. However, the adequate mining equipment had yet not been provided. However, also keen on acquiring a source of energy which would be renewable; major dams were constructed throughout Turkey. Of significant notice was the Karababa Dam constructed the Euphrates and Tigris rivers. The Central Bank of Turkey and the Istanbul Stock Exchange were established primarily to look over the stock exchange rate, and secure government funds and Turkish reserves as well as grant heavy interest loans to major private companies who sought to invest in Turkey. Meanwhile, with heavy crime and the need to maintain law and order within the cities; the Federal Espionage and Security Force [FESF] was established which acted as a police force to look over crime, corruption and tax evasion and were directly answerable to the Turkish Premier. The FESF also served to launch counterintelligence missions as well as a propaganda force by keeping the media and press under their very control, and had a total size of 10,000 with the FESF depending largely on informants who were not counted. The Turkish Armed Forces stood at 200,000, the Air force at 100,000 and the Marine Corps at 50,000 which kept the Turkish Peacetime Force at 350,000 whilst a reserve force of 200,000 was maintained. The headquarters of the Turkish fleet were established at the Golden Horn and the Turkish fleet expanded to include 80 ships and two fleet carriers, TCG Derman and TCG Solmaz. Moreover, in an attempt to exert Turkish control over the seas, the navy initiated patrols over the Aegean Sea, the Bosporus Straits, the Black Sea and the Gulf of Iskenderun. Along the same time, the WWI era Turkish aircraft was quickly replaced with the modern MiG-15 Jet fighters as well as the Yenilmez Y-III Bomber. These aircraft were far superior to those previous used, possibly the best in Europe and offered greater speeds, wider field of view, better accuracy, etc, and the presence of such technology allowed Turkey to construct prototypes of their own. The total size of the Turkish air force was maintained at 700 aircraft. The Turkish infantry was heavily armed with Soviet AK-48 whilst the armoured divisions used tanks of Soviet nature. This allowed Turkey to quickly close in on the technological gap that existed in terms of automotive, as it had soon built the Atlay IV tank which served as a modern tank. However, it was maintained that T-34s served along with the Atlay II in the battlefield. The Turkish armament factories initiated mass production of the Atlay II tank as well as AK-48 rifles which were re-engineered to serve Turkish interests. Meanwhile, Turkish scientists made significant progress into nuclear research as an adequate amount of funding was given by the government.  Elections take place in the Turkish provinces and overseas Dominions. The three main parties that are taking part in the elections included the Socialist Party, the Development and Democracy Party and the United Islamic Front. In Thrace & Marmara, the Socialist Party acquired 139 seats, the Development and Democracy Party acquired ten seats and the United Islamic Front acquired one seat. In Aegean Anatolia, the Socialist Party acquired six seats, the Development and Democracy Party acquired 24 seats and the United Islamic Front acquired 70 seats. In Central Anatolia, the Socialist Party acquired 51 seats, the Development and Democracy Party acquired 11 seats and the United Islamic Front acquired 38 seats. In Mediterranean Anatolia, the Socialist Party acquired 42 seats, the Development and Democracy Party acquired two seats and the United Islamic Front acquired six seats. In Black Anatolia, the Socialist Party acquired 20 seats, the Development and Democracy Party 12 seats and the United Islamic Front acquired 18 seats. In Eastern Anatolia, the Socialist Party acquired 32 seats, the Development and Democracy acquired 34 seats and the United Islamic Front acquired 34 seats. In total, the Socialist Party won 290/550 seats, in comparison to the Development and Democracy Party winning 91/550 and the United Islamic Front winning 169/550. This secured another five-year term for the Turkish Socialist Party as well as for President, Tajdin Serefxan and Prime Minister, Alistaire Valence. 
    • Turkish Dominion of Greece: The new Governor, Ioannis Rallis announced the creation of Greece Law Enforcement Force consisting of 30,000 police officers which would serve to maintain order in the nation. Under his leadership, the militarist policies of the former leadership were completely abandoned and the government funded more upon advancing the Greek agrarian economy, expanding the industry and developing the poor living conditions in Greece. This allowed Greece to rapidly develop itself with massive healthcare and welfare reforms which led to Greece having an HDI much greater than that of Turkey itself. Moreover, he supported large-scale immigration of Turks who by now constituted 25% of the populace. Athens is reconstructed with new infrastructural reforms brought forward. 
    • Turkish Dominion of Cyprus: In Cyprus, merchant shipping was largely promoted due to its proximity to the Suez Canal, and the port of Famagusta acted as a major port in Eastern Mediterranean. The Cypriot economy largely depended upon export of agricultural goods which was promoted and tourism maintained a major role in the economy. Moreover, the strategic position of Cyprus allowed Turkey to establish complete control over Eastern Mediterranean Sea. Meanwhile, military bases were constructed at various locations throughout the island and a minimum military force of 10,000 soldiers was maintained. 
    • Turkish Dominion of Lebanon: In Beirut, many Turkish and Greek capitalists found refuge as Lebanon was found to be a financial safe haven. Due to the general free market maintained by the Maronite government, as well as the laissez-faire commercial tradition and bank secrecy; Lebanon attracted great attention was numerous businessmen and capitalists who had sought to escape the state intervention practiced in Turkey. This certainly advanced and developed the position of Lebanon as a major banking hub and entrepot in Turkey, particularly due to their strategic position in the Levantine Basin. This sent ripples as the Beirut Stock Exchange saw rise much greater than it had previously experienced under French rule. Apart from banking, tourism played a major role in Lebanon and the Lebanese winery attracted thousands of people from the Middle East. The Turks having been aware of the delicate ethnic nature of Lebanon were keenly on not provoking any group. However, economic co-operation was largely maintained with the Maronites and the Sunnis dominating the coastline. In contrast, the Shi'ite were largely enlisted into the military. Other changes introduced by Turkey included laws regarding money laundering and minor restrictions on capital movement out of Lebanon. A law of particular notice was the Turkish attempt to increase Muslim representation in the Maronite-dominated government. This law was largely passed to appease the Muslim populace but surely, the Maronites continued to play a big hand so they were not particularly antagonized either. 
    • Turkish Overseas Military Establishment: Military bases were constructed at Nablu and at Jordanian border with Egypt beside the Mediterranean Sea. At these military bases, a total of 6000 troops were deployed. Along the same time, naval bases were constructed at Tel Aviv and Haifa where 500 marines and 20 ships were sent. The presence of such bases at strategic positions thus allowed Turkey to conjure greater control over the Mediterranean Sea as well maintain proximity with Saudi Arabia and the Suez Canal. Meanwhile, Turkey initiates uranium mining and a railroad is constructed to the port city of Haifa.
  • ​Jordania: We secretly plan to establish a global Muslim alliance - Ummah, we only offer to disclose this plan to our ally Iran, Ummah will destroy tyranny in all corners of the Islamic world, including Saudi Arabia. This, however, must only be established after the fall of Saudi Arabia, and no one knows we uttered these words. We mass produce fighters, bombers and ships and mass recruit soldiers.
    • Iran secret Dip: We agree.
  • Dravida Nadu: We first begin industrializing by convincing our public to give up their farms to move to the factories. We take full advantage by launching new towns beside our natural resources causing massive movement of young people. As a democracy, our leader C.N. Annadurai was elected for leading the war effort although he is going through his second term. With his revolutionary spirit, he presses claims on both Hyderabad and Ceylon since they both have people of Dravidian Languages. Although the National language is Tamil, we instituted regional languages of Kodava, Tulu, Malayalam and Kannada. We also request ships from Germany and Japan for tanks and weaponry along with an alliance. We would also want to buy ships from South Africa.
  • German Reich: The Me Drachen and Me F-53 prototypes prove very effective and production of the second generation fighters begin to replace the older models. Planes that are phased out are sold to German allies mainly China, Saudi Arabia and Syria. The Me B-53 is also finished to take over the role of a strategic bomber for the Luftwaffe. The Panzer Leopard I enters large scale production to replace the Panzer V. To complete the mechanization of the infantry the final APC models are completed and production of the P-53 , and P126 begin. Choppers are also produced in large quantities to aid ground forces. The G3, MP5, and MG53 are produced in massive amounts to replace the aging equipment from the 1940s. New anti-tank weapons enter development as well to answer the growing need for greater firepower. Development of tactical artillery begins, with a prototype for a nuclear artillery piece being developed. Naval expansion continues to meet the demands for coastal protection and to protect German interests abroad. The thermo nuclear bomb is completed and along with it the missiles ment for deployment of such a weapon. Germany sends a dog named Fritz into space marking the first live being Germany has sent into outer space. Plans to send a man into space within the next two years begin as well. The computer continues to grow in importance for the military and the BND as its data storage capacities greatly exceed expectations and other uses are discovered such as quicker communication. Development of more modern stealth fighters begin. Medical research continues as breakthroughs continue. The nuclear powerplant becomes active producing energy for a majority of the city, It is recognized as the first commercial nuclear power plant in the world, plans to build three more in Munich, Berlin and Vienna are made. Development of a faster train begins as the volume of people travelling from place to place grows and demand for quicker transportation does as well, this leads to research into trains pulled by magnetic rails (bullet trains a concept that was developed in this period OTL). The Universities of Berlin, Vienna and Munich increase funding for research in engineering, medicine, and physics to continue developing Germany's strong academic tradition and maintain Germany's place in the world as a leader in innovation. At the University of Berlin research into lasers begin. Cultural development continues as the democratization of the Reich comes to an end. The once powerful aristocracy slowly start to fade into the background of German politics as they become another interest group backing the conservative coalition. Many landowners and Industrialists begin modernizing their means of production to better exploit Germany's growing position within the Global economy. More factories and service companies open up creating jobs for thousands in areas previously ignored. Groups like Mauser-Mannlicher, Heckler and Koch, Krupp, and Bundeswagen continue to expand their shares in their respective market abroad. Efforts to incorporate Elbes-Lothringen's infrastructure begin, the region remains under occupation. However, curfew is relaxed and the occupation forces are told to be courteous to the locals.  As Germany's economic interests in the Middle East a group of industrialists from Hamburg, Essen and Berlin begin looking at the long forgotten Baghdad railway, a project abandoned by Germany in the aftermath of the great war. Adapting this idea the group conceives a new more ambitious project known as the Euro-Arabia connection, a transportation system that would directly link Saudi Arabia and the growing oil industry there with the Central Europe's largest industrial sectors. Despite the desire for this the group lacks the authority or influence to pull this off at the moment and goes to the government in Berlin to try to get political support. The Reichstag and high command take a great interest in the proposition and plans are made to begin talks with the governments of the Netherlands, Switzerland and Saudi Arabia to try to work out the groundwork for project of such a scale, feelers are also sent out to the governments of Turkey, Syria, Palestine, and Hungary to find out their position on such an endeavour. After years of lobbying and close relations Prague finally falls in line with Germany signing the Prague convention tying Czechoslovakia to the Reich and establishing a joint military structure. The BND continues expanding its intelligence web abroad with greater focus being placed in the volatile Middle East, in the Balkans, and in China. With the rise of ethnic violence in Yugoslavia the BND sees an opportunity to make connections with the now persecuted Bosniaks and with the Croats who have long rivaled the Serbians. With the French bombing of South Africa, Berlin passes a law that allows for the construction of a series of underground bunkers meant to protect Germans in case of a nuclear attack. As the British and American economies enter recession Germany takes advantage to fill in the gap in the global economy. International flights to other major German allies and trading partners begin. Trade with Scandinavia increases extensively with the signing of free trade agreements.  Investments in Brazil, Saudi Arabia, China, and throughout Central Europe increase as the German economy starts to gain momentum and the need for braching out increases.
    • ​Czechoslovakia: Following the Prague Convention Czechoslovakia enters an economic union with Germany and agree to a joint military structure. German troops move into the republic to help protect the frontier against any possible Soviet pushes. The sizable German minority living in Czechoslovakia cheer as they now have a much greater in the management of the country. Despite the fear of some politicians German representative give their word that Germany will not annex Czechoslovakia and they will retain their identity as a soviergn state, albeit one tied to Berlin. With the establishment of an economic union  plans to expand the Iron Rhine and EuroRail to Prague, Brno, and other major Czechoslovakian cities are made. The Czech army begins a period of modernization along German lines, as the G3 becomes the main rifle, and the Leopard and Drachen are choosing for the main war machines of the state.
    • Military District of the Balkans: Following the collapse of Yugoslavia the entirety of the former kingdom is turned into an occupation zone by the Germans. Plans to establish new states out of the old one are put forward, one the Protecterate of Carinthia (slovenia) the Free State of Croatia, and the kingdom of Montenegro under the former montegrian dynasty and a free state of Macedonia. Serbia is to be placed under military rule for the forciable future. Efforts to stabilize Croatia, and Bosnia are made as large amounts of food and goods are giving to the locals while the German forces disarm paramilitary groups and those who resisted the Serbs. Negotiations with Croat and Macedonian nationalists begin to set up the Free States of Croatia and Macedonia, while the Military grants limited autonomy to civilian authorities in what used to be slovenia. Trials are held as members of the previous regime are tried for war crimes. Most of the trials end in convictions and death by hanging or firing squad. Over 1500 members of the Serbian military, orthodox church, and former government are giving death sentences. While many see it as Justice more cosider it a victor's justice and an effort to gain popularity amongst the Croats and Bosniaks. The Chetniks are declared an illegal organization and anyone thought to be hiding members will be held without trial. Raising of local Bosniak troops to help occupy Serbian majority areas. Germans living in Former YUgoslavia (numbering about 500,000) are relocated to Carinthia for their own protection and granted large compensation for loss of property paid for by the money collected from Belgrade after it fell to German forces. Former Yugoslav soldiers (exclusively Serbian because of previous player's actions) are confined to internment camps for the time being. 
    • Turkish Diplomacy: After the discovery of BND Agents in Istanbul, German diplomats are expelled from Turkey and the Turkish President demands an immediate apology from Germany. Moreover, Germany is ordered to justify the presence of BND Agents within Turkish soil.
    • German Dip: Berlin offers a formal apology for BND activity in the area. However, the government states that they are merely there to collect information on recent developments in the region. Berlin demands that the German embassy be restored as Turkey I'd seen as a friendly state and wishes to continue this trend. in a private communication Germany requests permission to continue BND activities in fringe areas and promises that there will be no anti government activities. The milt are also demands the the BND Agents are released and returmed to Germany
    • Turkish Diplomacy: The President accepts the German apology. However, the excuse for the presence of BND agents is rejected and therefore, they shall be interrogated. The German embassy shall be restored once Germany learns to respect Turkey by requesting its restoration, not demanding. In response to the private message, the request is completely denied and suspicions rise as to whether the BND had been responsible for the Greek and Kurd revolts. In any case, these suspicions are not revealed to the public.
    • German Reponse: Berlin makes a request for the Turkish government to permit it to re-establish the German embassy in Ankara. The government while realizing it needs to be courteous continues to press for the release of its BND operatives. BND offers to disclose in private to the Turkish government the records of German intelligence operations on Turkish soil, but warns that should any harm come to the German nationals a diplomatic crisis might occur.
  • Puru: we continue to industrialize our nation, with many manufacturers starting. Our economy is improved in general, With jobs being created by the factory's, and by our growing mining industry. We begin to modernize our ports, Mostly adding ship yards to expand our moderately sized navy. We begin work on five ships, including two battleships, and three submarines, and start plans for making an aircraft carrier. Our current prime minister SECRETLY approves plans for a Nuclear program, and we ask Brazil for aid in starting this initiative.
  • Saudi Arabia: Military and economy improve. With the discovery of oil, the Saudi economy continues to grow. We continue to ask for nations to engage in development deals for oil, and oil-based infrastructure continues to grow. Industry continues to grow at a slow rate. Research into modern weaponry begins. Military stands at 105,000 men, not including 10,000 German "Volunteers" under employment of the Saudi Government. Naval expansion continues. The Saudi military continues to purchase arms from Germany, arming the expanding military with G3s and German made tanks. The Air force and navy are expanded as well, with new naval vessels being slated for creation in 1958. The Air force stands at 8000 men and 83 aircraft, with new aircraft coming in from Germany. King Saud takes the throne, and continues to increase the military's power. The Saudis begin to push their oil prices down to undercut Egyptian and Brazilian Oil. Saudi Troops being moving in the Northern area of the country. The Arabian Shield Force is formed among the nations of Arabia. We also assure Turkey that its Iraqi allies will be unharmed. We also tell Sweden (?) to remain out of Middle Eastern Politics. We accept the German offer.
    • Kingdom of Greater Yemen: The military and economy improve. The nation sees a relative increase in its industry, mostly in the Oil Section. Military stands at 55,000 men. Improvements in military tech continue as well, using weapon blueprints to produce arms for the military. With Aden now under the  Yemeni government, the nation celebrates. The Capital is relocated to Aden.
    • Kingdom of Kuwait: The Nation sees an economic growth, using the large amount of oil in the region to sell off to foreign powers. The nations military sees an expansion to 2000 men, armed with newly purchased G3s. The nation continues to develop its industry.
    • Kingdom of Qatar: The Qatari Oil industry is in full bloom as the nation begins to extract the large reserves of Natural gas and oil. A small military force of 800 men is formed. 
    • Kingdom of Bahrain: Relatively unphased by the war, the new nation of Bahrain grows under the guidance of the Saudis. A small military force of 1000 men is formed. Preparations to create an oil industry on the island begin, though it is expected to be tiny due to the nation's small size.
    • The United Arab Emirates: Expands its military and economy.
  • Brazil: The Nation of Brazil, after further testing of two more nuclear weapons, begins the diversification of the nations possible nuclear arsenal with various analysts beleiving the potential for a nuclear weapon for any situation. This leads to the diverging nuclear concepts of tactical and strategic warheads with lower yields for tactical and much larger yields for strategic. The Brazilian military does manage to produce a few smaller weapons based on this concept aimed at tactical use. The Brazilian economy stays on track is its expected 7% growth remains true as Kubitschek's plans begin to come into play. The construction of Brasilia begins to expand as companies take serious interest in this new city which will integrate Brazil's heartlands with her heavily populated coasts in a way never thought of before. The Industrial policy of the new President also begins an aggressive industrial buildup with limitations on foreign oil (particularly Venezuelan oil) being lifted in favor of expanding industry in an intense way. This movement to heavily expand industry moves mostly to automotive, aeronautics and a few high tech industries, too. The Brazilian rocketry association, previously a relatively untouched part of the government and its budget get a moderate increase in funding and is re-christened the Brazilian Space Agency with an intent of developing rockets and other technologies for scientific profit and exploration of space to some degree. The new agency is able to begin development of a much larger rocket. The military takes great interest in the project as the potential to weaponize rockets becomes readily apparent. The Brazilian government continues development of its helicopter with a much coveted prototype slated for production in 1958. A Concept of a smaller more versatile helicopter is also introduced but is relatively ignored. The Brazilian government with the rapid development of a more economically viable South America as well as a Great Power in Brazil, offers the creation of the South American Union to all nations of the Continent looking to form a Common market, as well as a collective Security Arangement with all the nations. (MOD, plz). With the development of the Organizations framework through collective and dedicated development especially between Brazil and the United Platinien provinces, and the Northern part of the continent, the Brazilians are able to establish quite a bit of credibility to the movement. The Brazilian nuclear commission begins research into a nuclear reactor with applications for power as well as potentially ships. Brazil officially releases the F-5 Liberator into the Air force looking to continue the development of Brazil's military aviation.
    • Venezuela: The Venezuelan government having gotten decent profit out of selling oil and developing itself as a viable economic powerhouse puts to vote joining of the South American Union. The Vote passes with nearly 85% solidifying a positive vote for the joining. The Venezuelan people rejoice as a potential for even greater economic prosperity and development has finally come their way after being a relatively underdeveloped nation for a long time. This leaves a large venue of public support for the current government which begins to adjust itself for the Union. The Venezuelan armed forces conduct a parade for the occasion in the capital and all goes as planned with a showcasing of New Venezuelan technology and development over the past years.
    • Colombia: Colombia also considered the joining of this economic bloc and puts it to a vote. The Colombian congress passes with a slimmer majority of 55% and procedes with the inclusion into the Union market. The Colombians also begin further investment into infrastructure looking to expand the highways and railways to connect with Venezuelan counterparts. Colombians send a few offers of good will to Venezuela for previous actions and more than not improve relations with their counterpart in the good will of the new organization. Colombia begins the large purchasing of equipment from Brazil and also begins the development of the Buenaventura naval base begins with a Colombian base being built close to the developing Brazilian base. Colombia's economy continues to advance further as it gains large tracts of extremely profitable investment from Brazil.
  • USGN: Mil and eco. The Me Drachen and the Me F-53 production continues, but it's still minor as the Germans are the ones mainly producing (German engineering, FTW). The economy continues to flourish and grow, as the ports of Rotterdam and Antwerp have their strongest year since the creation of the Republic. The government is celebrated for the fact that since the revolution the economy, military and industry have made very big growths. The nation mourns as Raadspensionaris Jan de Wit passes away this year, and Tim Klaassen is elected as the new Raadspensionaris, with a convincing 85% of the votes, steamrolling the other candidates. Klaassen is said to be de Wit's protege. Griffin finishes
  • Hungary: Hungary develops the economy and military. The military currently consists of 350,000 men, as conscription ends. The majority of Hungary's troops are located on the border with Romania. Miklós Horthy was overthrown many years ago, and Charles II became King of Hungary. The government purchases several public transportation businesses. (Economy and military turn)
  • Ethiopia: A coup takes place orchestrated by Japanese and Japanese friendly politicians placing Samuel Bikila as the Ethiopian president an ethnic Amhara who favors Amharans. We start industrialising and researching military technology. Infrastructure is improved and repaired, and many new roadways are built. We start educating our people old and young with most attention given to educate our young men and women. We also recruit 100.000 soldiers. We ask France to sell us their Djiboutian colony and Italy (Mod Response) to sell us their Somalian colony. We ask to join the Hong Kong Pact.A massive propaganda begins on our nation strengthening the ties between our many tribes and encouraging Ethiopians to become Coptic and Ethiopian nationalism gains momentum and a common coptic ethiopian culture is starting to slowly form. We also begin encouraging our people to make more children through propaganda and small benefits expecting our population to increase from 20.297.000 to 20.600.000 in the next half year. The army is being updated with the help of the help of the South Africans (and the OAU) and the Japanese. Support for the government begin increasing with 35% of our people thinking that the government does the best for the country right now. We ask France again to sell us their Djiboutian colony and Italy (Mod Response) to sell us their Somalian colony. We ask the South Africans (and the OAU) the Japanese and British to help us industralize.
  • Soviet Union: The Soviet Union continues to expand and grow, and this year brings some important changes to the Soviet military and policy, both abroad and at home. The issue of the 300 dead Soviet soldiers angers the military and the government greatly, and the government does what it can to address all issues of the problem. New regulations and procedures are required at ammunition and vehicle storehouses in order to prevent such drastic leakage of weapons and vehicles from disappearing. Furthermore, the central government has the NKVD search through all aspects of the military to determine who could be behind such criminal actions. A few suspected culprits are rounded up and either sent to gulags or shot, although the investigation is still ongoing. In order to deal with rebellious Poles and Finns, the Polish Occupation Zone is reformatted as a new republic within the Soviet Federal system, and the establishment of a loyal Communist government is put into place. Training of national and loyal police forces in both Finland and Poland is done to help the military deal with any incidents. It is expected with the greater regulations and higher government involvement the rebels will either cease their activity or otherwise become more easier to deal with. Domestically, the government carries on with its program of industrialization and continued modernization of the Soviet economy and military. More factories are built in varied places around the country to produce goods for both the military and the people. Technology-wise, the Soviet Union continues to march forward, eager to catch up with the rest of the world. The AK-48 assault rifle is finished this year, and after extraordinary performance in weapons trials is ordered into full production. Better tanks and now jet planes are also produced in order to keep the theory of deep operations up to date and in full effect, while experimental rocket prototypes are also constructed. More ships, namely battleships, destroyers, cruisers, submarines, and a few aircraft carriers are also built over a period of time to help the Soviet navy retain at least some degree of parity with the rest of the world. Weapons and vehicles of better quality continue to be produced, and new versions are introduced as the technology becomes available. Industrialization and general armarment of the eastern part of the Soviet Union begins, with some believing to think that war or some aggressive action may take place in the near future between the Soviet Union and Japan or China. We agree to the Japanese offer. We also begin applying some degree of pressure on Iran, restoring some degree of border fortifications along the border.
    • Mongolia: Mongolia continues to make some effort to modernize and industrialize, although the typically rural landscape and population has made this considerably difficult to do effectively. The military continues to train with the Soviets, and more and more Soviet surplus is provided to the Mongolian military to help them stay up to date with weapons and supplies. 
    • Finland: The military and local government joins the Soviets in trying to crack down on rebellious Finns, and efforts are also made to try to bring them back into the fold peacefully if at all possible. Rebuilding the country is still underway, and more services are being provided to the Finns with each passing month. It is hoped that through these efforts, the Soviets will be able to earn the loyalty or at the very least the obedience of the Finns and enable their sway over the country. Finnish forces with aid from the Soviets crack down hard on dissent and resistance, and the full power of the state is used to bring an end to the forces of the insurgency. 
    • Baltic Federal People's Republic: The military and police also perform a bit of a crackdown in order to prevent the sort of unrest or rebellion seen in Finland and Poland over the past few months. The government also helps the country to rebuild, another reason for the merger of the three Baltic countries. 
  • In the United States these things happen: military, economy recovers, nukes, ICBMs, Nationalist Party grows, Warren administration is failing, etc. Nuclear power, submarines, boats, carriers, destroyers, planes, jets, rockets, space. Race equality struggle continues. The Democrats nominate W. Averell Harriman for the Presidency. The Nationalists nominate California's Richard Nixon. Nothing else of note.
  • Mesoamerica continues to focus on building the canal, while it and its vassals modernize the military and infrastructure. Mayan languages make a notable comeback, growing to almost match Spanish. Due to spinoff effects from the canal, the general technological level of the nation rises and industrialization speeds up.
  • Dominion of Britannica: Work continues on nuclear power as well as research on nuclear power for ships and submarines. More ICBM research is conducted and a long-range missile is expected to be completed by 1961. The nuclear arsenal is expanded to 81 nuclear weapons, the largest being a 200-kt plutonium implosion device.
  • South African Republic: South African announces that it has finished the reconstruction of Cape Town, complete with greater population capacity, industrial centers, ports, and the added bonus of several hundred bunkers capable of housing the entire population for more than a year during the event of a nuclear conflict. The leaders of South Africa and its fellow OAU republics, visit the town to celebrate the occasion, inviting to the event several other African leaders, hoping to impress them with the industrial capacity of the South African-led OAU. Talks between President Lutuli and the Congolese leader Patrice Lumumba take place after the celebratory speeches, with both men discussing the possibility of Congo joining the OAU to its benefit. Pointing to the recent developments in East Africa and the expansion of the economic, medical, and educational facilities in Angola, Lumumba is provided with several examples of the benefits his nation could experience within the OAU's care. Lutuli tells Lumumba to think about joining, and even offers to provide several financial aid packages to help his nation develop in the event Congo does join the organization. The economy expands by 6.3%, while the population experiences a growth boom of nearly 7.4% with the economic prosperity and relative peace in the region. Elsewhere, the expansion of a civilian aerospace industry takes place, with Atlas constructing several dozens of civilian airplanes for local transportation between the five republics of the OAU. The new weapons factories under construction in Lesotho are completed, and begin work on producing military wares for the SADF and the Union Defense Force at large. It is expected that with the recent building of these military factories, that arms production will be increased two-fold within the next year and half. The University of Cape Town, working with the scientific papers acquired from Albert Einstein's estate, make history in the scientific world of physics, when it not only discovers the electron neutrino, but also explains in detail, the properties of superconductivity. Such a breakthrough has opened up several countless possibilities in the world of science, yet members of the university state that there is still much left to do before anything serious can be done with the knowledge at hand. The military announces that it will begin construction on five new aircraft carriers, scrapping the nearly fifteen year old Rhodes-class aircraft carriers in the South African Navy. In addition to these warships, twenty cruisers, thirty-six destroyers, nineteen frigates, and more than forty patrol craft will be ordered and constructed by the navy between 1956 and 1966. Several landing ships are also planned for construction by the navy to aid in local power projection capabilities. South Africa continues to provide military and economic assistance to Ethiopia, helping to modernize the country. Additionally, trade with Britannica continues, with several billions of dollars worth of goods and trade flowing between the two countries.
    • ​Rhodesian Republic: The economy of Rhodesia begins to show signs of greater diversification, as the industrial and service sectors of the economy begin to employ increasingly more residents outside of the agriculture sectors of the economy. With more than 60% of the population possessing a considerable degree of literacy, the possibility for growth is acknowledged by several politicians and businessmen. With the economy 90% integrated with that of South Africa and Angola's, the ability to feed the rest of the OAU population has finally been realized, some twenty years after the goal had been set by the South African and Rhodesian government. The military opens several new military training centers in the state of Zambia, where the Union Defense Force plans to train many of its new recruits in the relatively diverse region of northern Rhodesia, with a healthy balance of mountains, plains, jungles, and arid deserts nearby. This will allow the UDF to prepare itself for any combat environment on the continent.
    • Angolan Republic: Angola continues to industrialize its northern region, with teachers, doctors, law enforcement, and political officials, moving into the area to help modernize and refine northern Angola. Southern Angola remains generally peaceful and modern, with all of the amenities afforded to OAU citizens in South Africa and Rhodesia found just as plentiful in cities such as Namibe. The government is quick to move the economy away from being totally reliant upon petroleum, and begins developing its farmlands to produce crops for export. It is hoped that in regions such as West Africa and the Middle East, will provide potential customers for Angola's planned food exports. The growth of the literate population in the north continues, with more than 25% of the population now able to read and write in Northern Angola.
    • East African Republic: The government continues its drive to prevent tribalism in the nation, with many tribal leaders convinced to cease hostilities with other tribes, and work towards peace and prosperity. East Africa's industrial potential is realized as many educated residents take to work at the new factories complexes opening in Kampala, Kigali, and Nairobi, while many others join the navy and merchant marine based out of Mombasa and Dar es Salaam. The transportation network is expanded by more than 15,000 km of paved road and ,200 km of railway. The expansion of the road network is particularly critical as it allows for the central government to access the highly undeveloped regions of East Africa, and provide educational and medical services that would have otherwise been impossible to get into the area. With the ability to move vital medical goods into the jungles of northern Uganda and the hilly regions of Rwanda-Urundi, the OAU is able to save the lives of hundreds of thousands of people, providing prenatal care to expecting mothers, as well as hospital services to farm workers injured in the rural regions of the countryside.
  • Egypt: King Farouk I is restored to the throne of Egypt with the help of the Japanese and makes the nation a Fascist Empire with absolute monarchy (Much like the Japanese Empire or WW1 Germany). Our king tries to improve the economy by attracting Japanese-South African-British investors to invest in our country to create new banks and loan money to the people at low interest and to help the government create infrastructures in our empire. The Government starts building very good fortifications along the Sinai-Jordania border in a project named the indefeatable line. Government propaganda strengthens Egyptian nationalism and unity, encourages Egyptian-Sudanese marriages, encourages our people to make more children and gives more popularity to the president. Sudanese people are encouraged to settle in Egypt thus the population of Egypt will be 25.000.000 (22.500.000, Egyptians, 2.500.000 Sudanese). President Muhammed Hussein start to fear a Saudi Arabian-German backed invasion and start to massively produce war materiel and increase the number of planes and troops in Sinai frontier. We ask to join the Hong Kong Pact.
    • Sudan: We improve the economy by attracting Japanese-South African-British investors to invest in our country to create new banks and loan money to the people at low interest and to help the government create infrastructures in our nation and protectorates. Government propaganda strengthens Egyptian nationalism and unity, encourages Egyptian-Sudanese marriages, encourages our people to make more children and gives more popularity to the King. Egyptians are encouraged by the government to go settle mostly along Sudanese Nile and in Darfur with the government projecting that the population of Sudan will reach 8.000.000 (5.500.000 Sudanese, 2.500.000 Egyptians) from 7.500.000 (6.500.000 Sudanese, 1.000.000 Egyptians) because of mass Egyptian emigration into Sudan in fivee years. The Sudanese protectorate contributes as many troops, planes and war material as it can.
    • Japanese Dip: We approve your application to the Hong Kong Pact. We also invest in Egypt and ask for access to the Suez Canal.
    • South African Dip: We would like Egypt and Sudan to become members of the OAU. This will allow us to provide more direct support to the Egyptian and Sudanese economies, as well as provide a measure of defense as well.
    • Egyptian Dip: We provide access to the Suez Canal as the Japanese Empire requested and also ask all members of the Hong Kong Pact to send 100.000 soldiers to the Undefeatable line (Sinai-Jordanese line) because of fear that Germany, Saudi Arabia, Turkey Alliance will try to take us the Suez Canal. We also accept South African invitation to enter OAU and ask to buy 500 Luislang Mk.I tanks (or newer model) and help us modernize our army and navy (help us train our soldiers, our officers, give us other weapons we need) from the OAU, we ask to buy one aircraft carrier, two frigates, four battleships, two cruisers, two destroyers, ten submarines from the Japanese empire/Hong Kong Pact and 100.000 machine guns/assault rifles and help us create our own weapons factory (mostly about manufacturing machine guns, but tanks, too (give us the technology to do that)) in Cairo and Alexandria. Also, in case of war with German/Turkey/Saudi Arabia alliance we request that our allies (the Hong Kong Pact) will protect us from an invasion.
    • Japan: We will not sell you all that equipment in one turn, but we will send ten sumbarines, five battleships, five destroyers, five bomber planes, and 110,000 troops to defend you.
    • Egyptian Dip: We also ask that the anti-German/Turkish/Saudi Arabian alliance who includes Iran (Persia) and Jordania being invited to the Hong Kong Pact to counter the German expansion.
    • Going to make it simple here. Turkey is a neutral state but is more or less aligned with USSR and Saudis are aligned with Germany. As for Iran and Jordania, they're in an alliance designed to counter Saudi Arabia but Iran is also allied with US. 
    • Sorry, didn't know the current state of the alliances ... But still Turkey and Saudi are trying to divide the Middle East with Iran and Jordania opposing them.

1956.5

  • Thailand: Thailand continues to build up the military. Infrastructure is improved and repaired, and some new roadways are built.
  • Republic of Turkey: Tajdin Serefxan, the Third President of Turkey actively sought to westernize Turkey and implemented a series of laws for the Turks and Kurds to disband their backward practices and embrace the modern world. However, unlike Mustafa Kemal; the new Premier did not call for the people to give up on religion and maintained a link between religion and the state. Keen on establishing Turkey as a major economic power in Europe in his very own way, he practiced high level of state intervention in the economics. Having invested a total of 5% of the Turkish GDP into education, the literacy rate in the nation has rose to 67%. This had a massive increase upon the size of those qualified in the workforce, and allowed Turkey to expand upon its automotive, agricultural, armament and shipbuilding industries. The profit gained from expanding these industries led to the development of a general mindset to focus upon these four industries as four pillars that would support Turkey as it marched forward. The automotive and shipbuilding industries in Turkey were particularly concentrated in the Aegean and Marmara region. In constrast to that, the armament industry and the agricultural industry were more widespread in Anatolia. However, the automotive and armament industry depended heavily upon Soviet technological aid. Indeed, other industries in Turkey was also given equal important such included the Turkish textile industry which was amongst the top in the world and the Turkish mineral industry which proved quite beneficial in maintaining Turkey self-sufficient for minerals whilst catering the needs of the neighbouring states. Communication and transport played a major role, and a major railroad system was completed which linked linked the entire state of Turkey, and now preparations were made to construct roadways and highways as well as a major bridge across the Bosporus. This also led to large scale urbanization, particularly in Thrace, Macedonia and Western Anatolia, which were now amongst the most urbanized areas in Turkey. In comparison, Central and Eastern Anatolia were largely rural although major development programs over the past few years led to massive increase in urbanization; and particularly led to largescale immigration of Turks which drastically decreased the Kurd dominancy maintained over Eastern Anatolia. As far as energy was concerned, oil deposits discovered in Eastern Thrace and Northern Anatolian coast were mined. Turkey, in particular was a large producer of lignite which was largely mined from Eastern Anatolia. Major gas deposits were also discovered in the Levantine Basin. However, the adequate mining equipment had yet not been provided. However, also keen on acquiring a source of energy which would be renewable; major dams were constructed throughout Turkey. Of significant notice was the Karababa Dam constructed the Euphrates and Tigris rivers. The Central Bank of Turkey and the Istanbul Stock Exchange were established primarily to look over the stock exchange rate, and secure government funds and Turkish reserves as well as grant heavy interest loans to major private companies who sought to invest in Turkey. Meanwhile, with heavy crime and the need to maintain law and order within the cities; the Federal Espionage and Security Force [FESF] was established which acted as a police force to look over crime, corruption and tax evasion and were directly answerable to the Turkish Premier. The FESF also served to launch counterintelligence missions as well as a propaganda force by keeping the media and press under their very control, and had a total size of 10,000 with the FESF depending largely on informants who were not counted. The Turkish Armed Forces stood at 200,000, the Air force at 100,000 and the Marine Corps at 50,000 which kept the Turkish Peacetime Force at 350,000 whilst a reserve force of 200,000 was maintained. The headquarters of the Turkish fleet were established at the Golden Horn and the Turkish fleet expanded to include 80 ships and two fleet carriers, TCG Derman and TCG Solmaz. Moreover, in an attempt to exert Turkish control over the seas, the navy initiated patrols over the Aegean Sea, the Bosporus Straits, the Black Sea and the Gulf of Iskenderun. Along the same time, the WWI era Turkish aircraft was quickly replaced with the modern MiG-15 Jet fighters as well as the Yenilmez Y-III Bomber. These aircraft were far superior to those previous used, possibly the best in Europe and offered greater speeds, wider field of view, better accuracy, etc, and the presence of such technology allowed Turkey to construct prototypes of their own. The total size of the Turkish air force was maintained at 700 aircraft. The Turkish infantry was heavily armed with Soviet AK-48 whilst the armoured divisions used tanks of Soviet nature. This allowed Turkey to quickly close in on the technological gap that existed in terms of automotive, as it had soon built the Atlay IV tank which served as a modern tank. However, it was maintained that T-34s and T-55s also served along with the Atlay IV in the battlefield. The Turkish armament factories initiated mass production of the Atlay IV tank as well as AK-48 rifles which were re-engineered to serve Turkish interests. Meanwhile, Turkish scientists made significant progress into nuclear research as an adequate amount of funding was given by the government. After receiving intelligence from Germany regarding why the BND had been in Turkey and what it had been doing, the BND agents arrested were released. However, BND presence in Turkey was permanently put to a halt. The release of the BND Agents [Referred to as PATO Agents in newspapers etc] was negatively met and on October 6th, a hardcore Communist assassinated the President. This resulted in mass-lynching and attacks on Communists throughout Turkey. However, others especially conspiracy theorists blamed PATO for the attack which led to attacks upon workers of the Development and Democracy Party. This political chaos led to the Prime Minister announcing his resignation as well, as he feared for his life. However, order was quickly established when the military under General Necdet Özel declared martial law. Curfew was established at the most violent areas although peace was eventually restored. A national referendum was held, and with 89% approval; General Necdet Özel declared himself the President of Turkey and elections were delayed indefinitely.
    • Turkish Dominion of Greece: The new Governor, Ioannis Rallis announced the creation of Greece Law Enforcement Force consisting of 30,000 police officers which would serve to maintain order in the nation. Under his leadership, the militarist policies of the former leadership were completely abandoned and the government funded more upon advancing the Greek agrarian economy, expanding the industry and developing the poor living conditions in Greece. This allowed Greece to rapidly develop itself with massive healthcare and welfare reforms which led to Greece having an HDI much greater than that of Turkey itself. Moreover, he supported large-scale immigration of Turks who by now constituted 25% of the populace. Athens is reconstructed with new infrastructural reforms brought forward. 
    • Turkish Dominion of Cyprus: In Cyprus, merchant shipping was largely promoted due to its proximity to the Suez Canal, and the port of Famagusta acted as a major port in Eastern Mediterranean. The Cypriot economy largely depended upon export of agricultural goods which was promoted and tourism maintained a major role in the economy. Moreover, the strategic position of Cyprus allowed Turkey to establish complete control over Eastern Mediterranean Sea. Meanwhile, military bases were constructed at various locations throughout the island and a minimum military force of 10,000 soldiers was maintained. 
    • Turkish Dominion of Lebanon: In Beirut, many Turkish and Greek capitalists found refuge as Lebanon was found to be a financial safe haven. Due to the general free market maintained by the Maronite government, as well as the laissez-faire commercial tradition and bank secrecy; Lebanon attracted great attention was numerous businessmen and capitalists who had sought to escape the state intervention practiced in Turkey. This certainly advanced and developed the position of Lebanon as a major banking hub and entrepot in Turkey, particularly due to their strategic position in the Levantine Basin. This sent ripples as the Beirut Stock Exchange saw rise much greater than it had previously experienced under French rule. Apart from banking, tourism played a major role in Lebanon and the Lebanese winery attracted thousands of people from the Middle East. The Turks having been aware of the delicate ethnic nature of Lebanon were keenly on not provoking any group. However, economic co-operation was largely maintained with the Maronites and the Sunnis dominating the coastline. In contrast, the Shi'ite were largely enlisted into the military. Other changes introduced by Turkey included laws regarding money laundering and minor restrictions on capital movement out of Lebanon. A law of particular notice was the Turkish attempt to increase Muslim representation in the Maronite-dominated government. This law was largely passed to appease the Muslim populace but surely, the Maronites continued to play a big hand so they were not particularly antagonized either. 
    • Turkish Overseas Military Establishment: Military bases were constructed at Nablu and at Jordanian border with Egypt beside the Mediterranean Sea. At these military bases, a total of 6000 troops were deployed. Along the same time, naval bases were constructed at Tel Aviv and Haifa where 500 marines and 20 ships were sent. The presence of such bases at strategic positions thus allowed Turkey to conjure greater control over the Mediterranean Sea as well maintain proximity with Saudi Arabia and the Suez Canal. Meanwhile, Turkey initiates uranium mining and a railroad is constructed to the port city of Haifa.
    • Egyptian Dip:We ask the Turkish Republic to sell us 50 Atlay II tanks and 5000 AK-48 rifles.
    • Turkish Diplomacy: Turkey accept the offer but question whether Egypt would like to purchase the much modern Atlay IV Tanks.
    • Egyptian Dip:Yes we want change our order from Atlay II to Atlay IV and also we want to increase our order by 50 tanks and 5000 AK-48 rifles if possible.
  • USGN: Mil and eco. The Me Drachen and the Me F-53 production continues, but it's still minor as the Germans are the ones mainly producing (German engineering, FTW). The economy continues to flourish and grow, as the ports of Rotterdam and Antwerp have their strongest year since the creation of the Republic. The government is celebrated for the fact that since the revolution the economy, military and industry have made very big growths. The nation mourns as Raadspensionaris Jan de Wit passes away this year, and Tim Klaassen is elected as the new Raadspensionaris, with a convincing 85% of the votes, steamrolling the other candidates. Klaassen is said to be de Wit's protege. Griffin finishes, but new recruits are also being trained. Griffin was the name for the Project, but the project is finished and now there is an elite unit of soldiers, called the LOC(League of Champions). Spies are sent to  France, Turkey and Britannica. We offer Germany 10.000 soldiers to help with their occupation.
  • German Reich: The Me Drachen and Me F-53 continue to replace the older jets which are sold to other countries aligned with Germany. The Me B-53takes its place as Germany's main strategic Bomber for the Luftwaffe. The Panzer Leopard I enters large scale production to replace the Panzer V. To complete the mechanization of the infantry the final APC models are completed and production of the P-53 , and P126 begin. Choppers are also produced in large quantities to aid ground forces. The G3, MP5, and MG53 are produced in massive amounts to replace the aging equipment from the 1940s. New anti-tank weapons enter development as well to answer the growing need for greater firepower. Development of tactical artillery begins, with a prototype for a nuclear artillery piece being developed. Naval expansion continues to meet the demands for coastal protection and to protect German interests abroad. The thermo nuclear bomb is completed and along with it the missiles meant for deployment of such a weapon. Germany sends a dog named Fritz into space marking the first live being Germany has sent into outer space. Plans to send a man into space within the next two years begin as well. The computer continues to grow in importance for the military and the BND as its data storage capacities greatly exceed expectations and other uses are discovered such as quicker communication. Development of more modern stealth fighters begin. Medical research continues as breakthroughs continue. The nuclear powerplant becomes active producing energy for a majority of the city, It is recognized as the first commercial nuclear power plant in the world, plans to build three more in Munich, Berlin and Vienna are made. Development of a faster train begins as the volume of people travelling from place to place grows and demand for quicker transportation does as well, this leads to research into trains pulled by magnetic rails (bullet trains a concept that was developed in this period OTL). The Universities of Berlin, Vienna and Munich increase funding for research in engineering, medicine, and physics to continue developing Germany's strong academic tradition and maintain Germany's place in the world as a leader in innovation. At the University of Berlin research into lasers begin. Cultural development continues as the democratization of the Reich comes to an end. The once powerful aristocracy slowly start to fade into the background of German politics as they become another interest group backing the conservative coalition. Many landowners and Industrialists begin modernizing their means of production to better exploit Germany's growing position within the Global economy. More factories and service companies open up creating jobs for thousands in areas previously ignored. Groups like Mauser-Mannlicher, Heckler and Koch, Krupp, and Bundeswagen continue to expand their shares in their respective market abroad. Efforts to incorporate Elbes-Lothringen's infrastructure begin, the region remains under occupation. However, curfew is relaxed and the occupation forces are told to be courteous to the locals.  As Germany's economic interests in the Middle East a group of industrialists from Hamburg, Essen and Berlin begin looking at the long forgotten Baghdad railway, a project abandoned by Germany in the aftermath of the great war. Adapting this idea the group conceives a new more ambitious project known as the Euro-Arabia connection, a transportation system that would directly link Saudi Arabia and the growing oil industry there with the Central Europe's largest industrial sectors. Despite the desire for this the group lacks the authority or influence to pull this off at the moment and goes to the government in Berlin to try to get political support. The Reichstag and high command take a great interest in the proposition and plans are made to begin talks with the governments of the Netherlands, Switzerland and Saudi Arabia to try to work out the groundwork for project of such a scale, feelers are also sent out to the governments of Turkey, Syria, Palestine, and Hungary to find out their position on such an endeavour. After years of lobbying and close relations Prague finally falls in line with Germany signing the Prague convention tying Czechoslovakia to the Reich and establishing a joint military structure. The BND continues expanding its intelligence web abroad with greater focus being placed in the volatile Middle East, in the Balkans, and in China. With recent developments in Turkey BND activities there are temporarily put on hold while Germany begins employing third parties to collect information within Turkey to aviod diplomatic issues.  With the French bombing of South Africa, Berlin passes a law that allows for the construction of a series of underground bunkers meant to protect Germans in case of a nuclear attack. As the British and American economies enter recession Germany takes advantage to fill in the gap in the global economy. International flights to other major German allies and trading partners begin. Trade with Scandinavia increases extensively with the signing of free trade agreements.  Investments in Brazil, Saudi Arabia, China, and throughout Central Europe increase as the German economy starts to gain momentum and the need for branching out increases. With the growing strength of Fascism in the Middle East, the German government starts to slowly review its previous anti-Communist stance as it has been proven that the Soviet Union no longer has ambitions in Europe. In private, delegates go to Moscow to discuss a possible secret anti-Fascist alliance to counter the growing Hong Kong Pact. Bosniak and Arab operatives working or the BND are tasked with fueling anti-monarchist sentiments in Egypt to support the return of Nassar who is considered favorable to German interests. 
    • ​Czechoslovakia: Following the Prague Convention Czechoslovakia enters an economic union with Germany and agree to a joint military structure. German troops move into the republic to help protect the frontier against any possible Soviet pushes. The sizable German minority living in Czechoslovakia cheer as they now have a much greater in the management of the country. Despite the fear of some politicians German representative give their word that Germany will not annex Czechoslovakia and they will retain their identity as a soviergn state, albeit one tied to Berlin. With the establishment of an economic union  plans to expand the Iron Rhine and EuroRail  to Prague, Brno, and other major Czechoslovakian cities are made. The Czech army begins a period of modernization along German lines, as the G3 becomes the main rifle, and the Leopard and Drachen are choosing for the main war machines of the state.
    • Military Disctrict of the Balkans: Following the collapse of Yugoslavia the entirety of the former kingdom is turned into an occupation zone by the Germans. The partitioning of Yugoslavia moves forward as German autohrities and Croatian nationalists move forward with their talks, The Free State of Croatia will become a new state in 1967, under German protection and it will be a multi-confessional state respecting the Bosniak population's Muslim faith. The State of Croatia will include OTL Croatia, Bosnia, and Western Serbia. Trials continue as members of the previous regime are tried for war crimes. While many see it as Justice more cosider it a victor's justice and an effort to gain popularity amongst the Croats and Bosniaks. The Chetniks are declared an illegal organization and anyone thought to be hiding members will be held without trial. Raising of local bosniak troops to help occupy Serbian majority areas. Germans living in Former Yugoslavia (numbering about 500,000) are relocated to Carinthia for their own protection and granted large compensation for loss of property paid for by the money collected from Belgrade after it fell to German forces. Former Yugoslav soldiers (exclusively Serbian because of previous player's actions) are confined to internment camps for the time being. Recruitment of Bosniaks to serve as BND Operatives begin with the promise of large payments, many sign up and they are employed to help spy in the Middle East.
  • UPR: The government watches Europe with concern, but continues economic development. European investments are still encouraged. The military continues development of the next generation fighter jet to replace all of the propeller driven aircraft and our first generation fighter jets. Another 15 helicopters are ordered. (Mil/Eco Turn)
    • OOC: Sorry I have been gone for a few days. I have had testing and then break. My family has been visiting and I have been on the go constantly. I may be gone again for a few more days.
    • Brazil Dip: We request that the United Platinian Republic, join the South American Union as a full member.
  • Mesoamerica: Continues to focus on building the canal, while it and its vassals modernize the military and infrastructure. Mayan languages make a notable comeback, growing to almost match the Spanish. Due to spinoff effects from the canal, the general technological level of the nation rises and industrialization speeds up. Mesoamerica recommends Japan's expulsion from the PTO due to its hostility and militarism.
  • Japan: We send 110,000 troops and 20 ships (ten submarines, five battleships, five destroyers) to Egypt in order to protect them and more importantly protect the Suez Canal. We sign an official agreement with Ho Thinh, stating that Japan will grant Vietnam complete independence, invest in Vietnamese Industrialization, and accept them into the Hong Kong Pact. (I will no longer post as Vietnam. It's a recognized sovereign country now). Japan continues to focus on granting independence to the more southern colonies, and begins to focus on West Papua. We develop our economy, and continue our investments into VIetnam, Egypt, and Ethiopia. We also develop our infrastructure, focusing on connecting all four of the major Japanese islands, beginning with a bridge between the Kyushu and Honshu islands, which we expect to be completed in 1961.
    • German Dip: Germany warns against further encroachment on the Middle East. 
    • Egyptian Dip:We ask the Hong Kong Pact to help deter Saudi Arabian and German aggression by deploying an undisclosed number of nukes to Egypt to be used as a last resort though these weapons will be under Japanese-Britannican-South African (Hong Kong Pact) control to counter the German deployment of nukes in Saudi Arabia.
    • Japan Dip: We counteroffer to have three Japanese military bases built in Egypt at undisclosed locations that would hold an undisclosed number of atomic bombs for us to use in your defense as a last resort.
    • Why are you taking a complete 180. Seriously. How did you even get to play as Japan in the first place.
    • So everyone else is required to decolonize and I'm not allowed to? It is a good political idea in this case, basically setting up a puppet regime of a country that has its own military and economy that Japan can use to grow and focus on the more important sections of the Empire. We even established Ho Thinh as their leader, a pro-Hong Kong Pact leader.
  • Iran: Trade continue to expand with our partner and the military go under a program of expansion and modrnization with new material being develop locally. New jets are produced. Reform are pass, making school less expansive for every grade, a minimum wage is finnally establish. The Western frontier defense is contiously modernize out of fear of a Turkish or Arab attack but the force stay on the defensive.
  • Dravida Nadu: We first begin industrializing by convincing our public to give up their farms to move to the factories. We take full advantage by launching new towns beside our natural resources causing massive movement of young people. As a democracy, our leader C.N. Annadurai was elected for leading the war effort although he is going through his second term. With his revolutionary spirit, he presses claims on both Hyderabad and Ceylon since they both have people of Dravidian Languages. Although the National language is Tamil, we instituted regional languages of Kodava, Tulu, Malayalam and Kannada. We also request ships from Germany and Japan for tanks and weaponry along with an alliance. We would also want to buy ships from South Africa.
  • Stop requesting random alliances and ships from people, you have no money, and no relations with relatively any of these people, you need to build relatiosn and develop from there. -Feud
  • Saudi Arabia: Military and economy improve. With the discovery of oil, the Saudi economy continues to grow. We continue to ask for nations to engage in development deals for oil, and oil-based infrastructure continues to grow. Industry continues to grow at a slow rate. Research into modern weaponry begins. Military stands at 115,000 men, not including 10,000 German "Volunteers" under employment of the Saudi Government. Naval expansion continues. The Saudi military continues to purchase arms from Germany, arming the expanding military with G3s and German made tanks. The Air force and navy are expanded as well, with new naval vessels being slated for creation in 1958. The Air force is reformed, scrapping older planes and replacing them with newer jets and bombers. King Saud takes the throne, and continues to increase the military's power. The Saudis begin to push their oil prices down to undercut Egyptian and Brazilian Oil. Saudi Troops being moving in the Northern area of the country. The Arabian Shield Force is formed among the nations of Arabia. We also assure Turkey that its Iraqi allies will be unharmed.  Talks of Federating with Kuwait, Qatar, and Bahrain begin, though Saudi Arabia is hesitant to do so yet. Saudi Arabia froms the Arabic Shield Force with Yemen, UAE, Kuwait, and Qatar. This allows Saudi Arabia to draft troops from across the bloc into the Saudi Military into the Saudi Forgein Legion. An additonall 10,000 troops are located on the Jordanian Border, and the Saudi Navy is activated in the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman to deter Iranian aggression.
    • Kingdom of Greater Yemen: The military and economy improve. The nation sees a relative increase in its industry, mostly in the Oil Section. Military stands at 55,000 men. Improvements in military tech continue as well, using weapon blueprints to produce arms for the military. With Aden now under the  Yemeni government, the nation celebrates. The Capital is relocated to Aden.
    • Kingdom of Kuwait: The Nation sees an economic growth, using the large amount of oil in the region to sell off to foreign powers. The nations military sees an expansion to 2000 men, armed with newly purchased G3s. The nation continues to develop its industry.
    • Kingdom of Qatar: The Qatari Oil industry is in full bloom as the nation begins to extract the large reserves of Natural gas and oil. A small military force of 800 men is formed. 
    • Kingdom of Bahrain: Relatively unphased by the war, the new nation of Bahrain grows under the guidance of the Saudis. A small military force of 1000 men is formed. Preparations to create an oil industry on the island begin, though it is expected to be tiny due to the nation's small size.
    • The United Arab Emirates: Expands its military and economy.
    • German Dip: with the increasing tensions in the Middle East Berlin offers to station 60,000 troops in Saudi Arabia to help deter Egyptian and Palistinian aggression, in the Saudi government will be responsible for covering 60 % of the costs for mainitaining them there.
    • Saudi Arabia Accepts.
    • German Dip: Realizing that things could go south Germany also decides to send in secret an undisclosed number of nukes to Saudi Arabia to be used as a last resort, though these weapons will be under German control. 
    • Saudi Arabia accepts again.
  • Brazil: Brazil shows great economic increase with an intense GDP growth of nearly 8.7% for this year. The Brazilian nation itself has majorly integrated much of its Amazon territories, and heartlands with the rest of the nation with nearly the entirety of the Favelas being empty and replaced with much better real estate, This emptying has led to many of these people seeking economic opportunity in the new amazon cities, as well as Brasilia which has some decent amount of the city being done. The city is scheduled to be fully open in early 1959 but with varying amounts of housing and structure being opened gradually. The city planners do, however, plan for a potential migration to the new city and several satellite towns are considered as are mainline expansion to the city. The Brazilian government begins the development of a Metro Rail system in Rio De Janeiro with planned expansions up and down the coast. The Brazilian military officially releases the CH-1 Veneno troop carrying helicopter, with the ability to carry about 14 soldiers, and two gunners. The Brazilians also begin development of an Attack helicopter looking at other design cues for this platform. The Brazilian navy also replaces the Dom Pedro II with the Lusitania with the other carriers slated to be replaced or sold. The Brazilian light carriers, however, are slated to be upgraded rather than scrapped. The Brazilian air fleet continues to expand adding next generation aircraft to the mix as it looks to keep its forces relatively modern. The Brazilian nation begins to integration of the SAU economies into a Singular common market. The Brazilian military also sends Advisors to all SAU nations in order to facilitate the full on creation of the organizations collective security agreements. Brazil once again requests that Chile, Bolivia and Ecuador join the South American Union to benefit from the organization and increase the co-operation and finalize nearly two decades of Brazilian political work to make this a reality (MOD) Brazil begins the various considerations for the Union particularly common defence, and common market, and begins discussions on working on a unified currency for the organization. Brazil also eases its international travel laws within the organization making Passports not needed for visits from all member states. The Brazilian Military also begins the further development of its new tank known as a Main Battle Tank. the name remains classified
    • '​'​Venezuela: The Venezuelan nation with its joining of the SAU shows great development as the nations officially adopts the creation of a common market into the overall law of Venezuela. With some backlash however. This does, however, leave nearly open and infinite investment into Venezuela's expanding industries with oil, rubber and various commodities being manufactured in the nation. This expands heavily as the Venezuelans are able to gain not only investment but now some more well knowledgable workers who are planning factory expansions and the further development of oil fields. On a condition of Venezuelas Accession to the South American Union the Venezuelans push for lessened Brazilian influence in their Prime oil industries by cutting the amount of profit taken from the overall profit. This seems relatively agreeable due to business regulations and Brazil's own oil developments and the overall development as well. Venezuela shows a moderate population boom due to a higher standard of living and affordability of children.
    • Colombia: Colombia also joins the South American Union fully and with the accession begins to adopt a common market as well looking to ease investment opportunity and pass laws favorable to developing Colombia into a first rate power. In General Colombian oil and Coal profit fuels the Advancement as various industries particularly Shipbuilding, and information technologies with the latter being a relatively new industry developing. The Colombian armed forces begin to re-arm as they purchase equipment from Brazil and undergo an extremely powerful and heavy training regimen from the Brazilian army. The Colombian population shows an outstanding Pro-Brazil and Pro-Union policy as the various laws for the South American Union are passed with a clear majority in almost all cases with only Collective defence being a contentious issue. The Colombian economy begins to show further growth as the partnership with Brazil fuels insane amounts of economic development. However, some wealth inequality remains with this being a major issue as the wealth distribution is having trouble keeping up with those making fast and clear fortunes off the new economic opportunities.
    • UPR Dip: We agree to join the SAU, and diplomats quietly inform Brazil our name is the United Patagonian Republic.
  • Chile Accepts
  • Ecuador Accepts
  • Bolivia Rejects (RNG USED)
Egyptian Empire: King Farouk I is restored to the throne of Egypt and is proclamed an Emperor with the help of the Japanese and makes the nation a Fascist Empire with absolute monarchy (Much like the Japanese Empire in WW2 or pre-WW1 Germany). Our king tries to improve the economy by attracting Japanese-South African-British investors to invest in our country to create new banks and loan money to the people at low interest and to help the government create infrastructures in our empire. The Government starts building very good fortifications along the Sinai-Jordania border in a project named the impassable line. Government propaganda strengthens Egyptian nationalism and unity, encourages Egyptian-Sudanese marriages, encourages our people to make more children and gives more popularity to the president. Sudanese people are encouraged to settle in Egypt thus the population of Egypt will be 25.000.000 (22.500.000 Egyptians, 2.500.000 Sudanese). President Muhammed Hussein start to fear a Saudi Arabian-German backed invasion and start to massively produce war materiel and increase the number of planes and troops in Sinai frontier. We ask to join the Hong Kong Pact.King Farouk I improves greatly the infrastructure (roads, ports ...) along the Nile from the delta of the Nile all the way down to Southern Sudan with the money being made by the Japanese investments and the toll from the Suez Canal and starts construsting four hydroelectric dams along the Nile. King Farouk I creates many schools around the Empire to educate children (both male and female) and adults but more attention is given to educate the children because they are the future of our Empire with 5% of the Egyptian GDP into education, the literacy rate in the Empire has rose to 28% and rising. We also start creating many industries mainly in the Delta of the Nile like the Royal Egyptian-Japanese Automobile Corporation (EJAC), the Royal First Weapon Factory Corporation (RFWFC), the Royal Tobacco Incorporated (RTI), the Royal Egyptian Empire Oil Company (REEOC) (which is active in both Egyptian and Sudanese soil), all the public property reorganizes into a corporation to be ruled more efficient, the Royal Egyptian Empire Holdings (REEH) and many other corporations who hired many unemployed Egyptians and Sudanese people thus decreasing the unemployment from 22% to 8%. From the encouragment of Sudanese-Egyptian Marriages many Egyptian people married Sudanese and Fur people effectively starting to assimilate Sudanese and Fur people becoming Egyptians. Also, the settling of Egyptians in Sudan and Sudanese in Egypt is starting to look like it meet its target for now over 500.000 Egyptians going to Sudan and over 200.000 Sudanese and Fur going to Egypt with the first wave proving to be a huge success. The Egyptian Empire, because of the very low oil prices is starting to sell less oil in the market in order to keep oil stocks and sell it at a better price. Many reforms are made in order for Egypt to westernize like making the yashmak illegal to wear at public places and propaganda encourages not to wear and teaching western history at schools and teaching foreign languages at schools mostly English also many western songs are being played on the radio. We also recruit more troops raising total army at 650.000 active and 1.850.000 reserves and moving active troops to unpassable line in the Sinai-Jardanian border. A general restructure begins at the army with new more competend officers replacing many old while Sudanese and Fur are accepted into officer positions. King Farouk I asks the Hong Kong Pact to help us update our army by selling us (2000 AIFVs, 200 Armored Mortar Carriers, 1000 Armored Wheeled Vehicles, 1000 Main Battle Tanks, 40,000 Anti-tank Rocket launchers, 50 Rocket Artillery, 100 Self-propelled Artillery, 400,000 Assault Rifles, Battle Rifles, Carbine, Sniper Rifles and Machine Guns, Grenade lanchers, 10,000 Heavy Mortars, Medium Light Mortars) our navy by selling us (two frigates, two battleships, two submarines) and our air force by selling us (250 fighters and 250 bombers) until our cause in their current state can't defend the Egyptian Empire against potential invaders (war is gonna erupt in the Middle East pretty soon and we want to be able to fight it) and also asks to help the Empire create infrastructure and to help his economy with investments and give us technology to create weapon factories/help us update our outdated industry. We ask the Hong Kong Pact to help deter Saudi Arabian and German aggression by deploying an undisclosed number of nukes to Egypt to be used as a last resort though these weapons will be under Japanese-Britannican-South African (Hong Kong Pact) control to counter the German deployment of nukes in Saudi Arabia.
  • Egyptian Sudan (Nubia): We improve the economy by attracting Japanese-South African-British investors to invest in our country to create new banks and loan money to the people at low interest and to help the government create infrastructures in our nation and protectorates. Government propaganda strengthens Egyptian nationalism and unity, encourages Egyptian-Sudanese marriages, encourages our people to make more children and gives more popularity to the King. Egyptians are encouraged by the government to go settle mostly along Sudanese Nile and in Darfur with the government projecting that the population of Sudan will reach 8.000.000 (5.500.000 Sudanese, 2.500.000 Egyptians) from 7.500.000 (6.500.000 Sudanese, 1.000.000 Egyptians) cause of mass Egyptian emigration into Sudan in five years. The Sudanese protectorate contributes as many troops, planes and war materiel as it can.King Farouk I improves greatly the infrastructure (roads, ports ...) along the Nile from the delta of the Nile all the way down to Southern Sudan with the money being made by the Japanese investments and the toll from the Suez Canal and starts construsting four hydroelectric dams along the Nile. King Farouk I creates many schools around the Empire to educate children (both male and female) and adults but more attention is given to educate the children because they are the future of our Empire with 5% of the Egyptian GDP into education, the literacy rate in the Empire has rose to 28% and rising. From the encouragment of Sudanese-Egyptian Marriages many Egyptian people married Sudanese and Fur people effectively starting to assimilate Sudanese and Fur people becoming Egyptians. Also, the settling of Egyptians in Sudan and Sudanese in Egypt is starting to look like it meet its target for now over 500.000 Egyptians going to Sudan and over 200.000 Sudanese and Fur going to Egypt with the first wave proving to be a huge success. Many reforms are made in order for Egypt to westernize like making the yashmak illigal to wear at public places and propaganda encourages not to wear and teaching western history at schools and teaching foreign languages at schools mostly English also many western songs are being played on the radio. Sudan contributes 200.000 active soldiers and 600.000 reserves and active troops start moving on the impassable line in Sinai-Jordanian Border. A general restructure begins at the army with new more competent officers replacing many old while Sudanese and Fur are accepted into officer positions. Khartums is beginning to fill with Egyptians that now constutite over 18% of the city population. An Egyptian museum opens about ancient Egyptian-Nubian cutlure to educate the citizens of Sudan propaganding both on museum and on national TV and radio that Egypt and Sudan (Nubia) are one country. More museums will open in many places around the Empire. We begin Egyptianizing the Sudan (Nubia through propaganda and mass mitigation).
  • You wouldn't know about the nukes, my friend.
  • South African Republic: The Lutuli government decides to act on its strong relationship with Patrice Lumumba in the Congo, and thus, South African formally requests that the Congo join the Organization of African Unity (mod please). Elsewhere, rocketry designs continue to progress significantly, with plans to introduce a short-range ballistic missile design in the coming year. South Africa expels Egypt from the Organization of African Unity upon discovering that several Egyptian leaders murdered their previous leader on behalf of the Japanese. In light of the Japanese actions, South Africa pulls out of the Hong Kong Pact, bringing the OAU's members with it. South Africa declares the current Egyptian government illegimate, and declares that it will do all in its power to aid the Egyptian people against their puppet government. The same is done with regards to Ethiopia, who overthrew the Ethiopian emperor in 1955. The OAU declares that it will re-install the Ethiopian monarchy by force if need be.  The economy continues to see strong growth, with the inclusion of new sources of resources from its OAU allies. South African Airways is founded as the first civilian airline carrier of South Africa, with more than twenty aircraft marked for civilian transportation throughout the South African nation and hopefully the world at large. There are plans to expand that fleet of aircraft to more than seventy-six aircraft in the near future. Military training continues within the SADF, and several additional combat vehicles are delievered to the army. More than 300 Luislang Mk.I tanks are delievered to the army, along with with 32 Atlas Tier jet fighters, 14 Atlas Arends, and 26 Atlas Soekers. The navy for its part receives the first two aircraft carriers for its new fleet program. The SAS Jan Smuts and the SAS John Dube are delievered to the navy, along with three cruisers, four destroyers, and one frigate. Work on integrated circuits for computer technologies begins at the University of Cape Town, with several professors there taking the lead to help get the work underway.
    • Rhodesian Republic: Rhodesia expands its military forces combat capabilities by ordering and receiving 130 main battle tanks, 40 jet fighters, and eight bombers, seeking to ensure that its forces are ready for military operations within the OAU. Rhodesia states that it is highly displeased with the actions of Japan in Egypt, but more so with the Egyptian government for its hand in removing its legitimate leader to install a Japan puppet leader. The economy continues to grow, with extensive diversification having helped to provide numerous jobs outside of the mining and farming sectors of the economy.
    • Angolan Republic: The progress of the literacy program continues to grow, with more than 30% of the population now about to read and write. The expansion of the economy continues along with the industry, with focus on developing the agricultural sector of the economy to move away from oil exports. As with its fellow OAU members, Angola condemns Egypt and Japan for their actions, and vows to aid the Egyptian people against the two.
    • East African Republic: Troops from the East African Federation are stationed along the border with Ethiopia, while troops hailing from South Africa and Rhodesia move into the republic on the border with Sudan. While the military plans its future actions, focus for the government is made to the economy. Transportation networks continue to expand, while new industries are introduced into the region. Literacy continues to grow, with 40% of the population able to read and write thanks to the aggressive education program of the central government.
    • Mod Diplomacy: Congo rejects for now.
  • ​Belgium: The Wallonian Great Wall is going to be soon published. Economy is doing good but for the military it seems to be in good company. The income taxes soon to be made in Liege and Namur.
  • In the United States these things happen: military, economy recovers, nukes, ICBMs, Nationalist Party grows, Warren administration is failing, etc. Nuclear power, submarines, boats, carriers, destroyers, planes, jets, rockets, space. Race equality struggle continues. W. Averell Harriman is elected President, but Richard Nixon pulls a surprising number of votes and states, coming in second. Nothing else of note.
  • Soviet Union: The Soviet Union continues to expand and grow, and this year brings some important changes to the Soviet military and policy, both abroad and at home. The issue of the 300 dead Soviet soldiers angers the military and the government greatly, and the government does what it can to address all issues of the problem. New regulations and procedures are required at ammunition and vehicle storehouses in order to prevent such drastic leakage of weapons and vehicles from disappearing. Furthermore, the central government has the NKVD search through all aspects of the military to determine who could be behind such criminal actions. A few suspected culprits are rounded up and either sent to gulags or shot, although the investigation is still ongoing. In order to deal with rebellious Poles and Finns, the Polish Occupation Zone is reformatted as a new republic within the Soviet Federal system, and the establishment of a loyal Communist government is put into place. Training of national and loyal police forces in both Finland and Poland is done to help the military deal with any incidents. It is expected with the greater regulations and higher government involvement the rebels will either cease their activity or otherwise become more easier to deal with. Domestically, the government carries on with its program of industrialization and continued modernization of the Soviet economy and military. More factories are built in varied places around the country to produce goods for both the military and the people. Technology-wise, the Soviet Union continues to march forward, eager to catch up with the rest of the world. The AK-48 assault rifle is finished this year, and after extraordinary performance in weapons trials is ordered into full production. Better tanks and now jet planes are also produced in order to keep the theory of deep operations up to date and in full effect, while experimental rocket prototypes are also constructed. More ships, namely battleships, destroyers, cruisers, submarines, and a few aircraft carriers are also built over a period of time to help the Soviet navy retain at least some degree of parity with the rest of the world. Weapons and vehicles of better quality continue to be produced, and new versions are introduced as the technology becomes available. Industrialization and general armarment of the eastern part of the Soviet Union begins, with some believing to think that war or some aggressive action may take place in the near future between the Soviet Union and Japan or China. We agree to the Japanese offer. We also begin applying some degree of pressure on Iran, restoring some degree of border fortifications along the border. A few thousand troops are sent to Iraq to help protect the Soviet ally from any regional aggression.
    • Mongolia: Mongolia continues to make some effort to modernize and industrialize, although the typically rural landscape and population has made this considerably difficult to do effectively. The military continues to train with the Soviets, and more and more Soviet surplus is provided to the Mongolian military to help them stay up to date with weapons and supplies. 
    • Finland: The military and local government joins the Soviets in trying to crack down on rebellious Finns, and efforts are also made to try to bring them back into the fold peacefully if at all possible. Rebuilding the country is still underway, and more services are being provided to the Finns with each passing month. It is hoped that through these efforts, the Soviets will be able to earn the loyalty or at the very least the obedience of the Finns and enable their sway over the country. Finnish forces with aid from the Soviets crack down hard on dissent and resistance, and the full power of the state is used to bring an end to the forces of the insurgency. 
    • Baltic Federal People's Republic: The military and police also perform a bit of a crackdown in order to prevent the sort of unrest or rebellion seen in Finland and Poland over the past few months. The government also helps the country to rebuild, another reason for the merger of the three Baltic countries. 

1957.0

France begins decolonization, starting with Algeria and Morocco.

The New Moroccan Government looks to establish closer economic partnership with various European states looking to gain legitimacy through economic development

  • Dem Moroccan bishes be like "We won't join AU, we want to join EU".

The Sudan Region of Egypt begins to show major signs of unrest as many issues between Egypt and Sudan have yet to be rectified

The South American Union is announced to the world with every nation on the continent joining except for Bolivia stunning many modern economists for its attempt of a future single market.

  • Nobody is stunned, don't flatter yourself. Besides, what's with allowing Feud to create his union but shouting "IMPLAUSIBLE! BIAS! when Pita allows Viva to form his. Even the mod event (or whatever that was) where apparently, all of Viva's neighbours started suddenly hating him made no sense.
  • This is an economic union.
  • The OAU is okay, but not in the way it was initially presented. Also, Rimp (I think it's Rimp), somehow if Viva's nation is brought up you try to point all fingers at Feud's nation. It's pretty annoying
  • It's literally the goings on ingame, major events should be posted. Y'all wanting to be dicks about it is your own business but an organization between three player nations and multiple NPC states is definitely mod event worthy. Also, such common markets and single markets would be an unprecedented development in 50's/60's economics and politics. So stop getting your panties in a bunch. -Feud
  • Don't mind me. Just wandering through the neighborhood. ~Viva

A major international flight incident occurs at the Sao Paulo International Airport when a German jet liner and a Brazilian jet liner crash on the runway causing 321 casualties. This brings up a potential for new regulations for international flights brought up by a German government official.

From this point on none of the involvement Japan had in Africa/Egypt is plausible and is hereby retconned. Egypt still has Nasser and Co. That is all, This is a final decision. -Feud

  • Ghana decolonizes and becomes independent.
  • Japan, Britannia and OAU signed a military pact known as the Hong Kong Pact. I personally don't see how that is implausible, and if you are going to retcon that pact, it would most likely be due to personal bias. Other than that, what happened in Egypt, however, was implausible. -Rimp
    • What he said. -Vatonica
    • The involvment here is the placing of Japanese troops in Ethiopia and Egypt. Also, the placing of nukes in Egypt needs permisson from England. ~Edge
    • OK, I still have Nasser but what parts of my previous policy am I allowed to keep?
  • German Reich: The Me Drachen and Me F-53 continue to replace the older jets which are sold to other countries aligned with Germany. The Me B-53takes its place as Germany's main strategic bomber for the Luftwaffe. The Panzer Leopard I enters large scale production to replace the Panzer V. To complete the mechanization of the infantry the final APC models are completed and production of the P-53 , and P126 begins. Choppers are also produced in large quantities to aid ground forces. The G3, MP5 and MG53 are produced in massive amounts to replace the aging equipment from the 1940s. New anti-tank weapons enter development as well to answer the growing need for greater firepower. Development of tactical artillery begins, with a prototype for a nuclear artillery piece being developed. Naval expansion continues to meet the demands for coastal protection and to protect German interests abroad. Production of IRBM's and nuclear warheads begins in earnest, and development of ICBMs begins. Germany makes a name for itself on the 4th of April when it sends the Hanz von Stein, a descendant of the Napoleonic era hero, becomes the first man to go into space. The moment is recorded on film. The computer continues to grow in importance for the military and the BND as its data storage capacities greatly exceeds expectations and other uses are discovered such as quicker communication. Development of more modern stealth fighters begin. Medical research continues as breakthroughs continue. The nuclear powerplant becomes active producing energy for a majority of the city, It is recognized as the first commercial nuclear power plant in the world, plans to build three more in Munich, Berlin and Vienna are made. Construction of a monorail connecting Essen to Berlin begins as the first bullet train in the world. The Universities of Berlin, Vienna and Munich increase funding for research in engineering, medicine, and physics to continue developing Germany's strong academic tradition and maintain Germany's place in the world as a leader in innovation. At the University of Berlin research into lasers begin. Cultural development continues as the democratization of the Reich comes to an end. The once powerful aristocracy slowly start to fade into the background of German politics as they become another interest group backing the conservative coalition. Many landowners and Industrialists begin modernizing their means of production to better exploit Germany's growing position within the Global economy. More factories and service companies open up creating jobs for thousands in areas previously ignored. Groups like Mauser-Mannlicher, Heckler and Koch, Krupp, and Bundeswagen continue to expand their shares in their respective market abroad. Efforts to incorporate Elbes-Lothringen's infrastructure begin, the region remains under occupation. However, curfew is relaxed and the occupation forces are told to be courteous to the locals.  As Germany's economic interests in the Middle East a group of industrialists from Hamburg, Essen and Berlin begin looking at the long forgotten Baghdad railway, a project abandoned by Germany in the aftermath of the great war. Adapting this idea the group conceives a new more ambitious project known as the Euro-Arabia connection, a transportation system that would directly link Saudi Arabia and the growing oil industry there with the Central Europe's largest industrial sectors. Despite the desire for this the group lacks the authority or influence to pull this off at the moment and goes to the government in Berlin to try to get political support. The Reichstag and high command take a great interest in the proposition and plans are made to begin talks with the governments of the Netherlands, Switzerland and Saudi Arabia to try to work out the groundwork for project of such a scale, feelers are also sent out to the governments of Turkey, Syria, Palestine, and Hungary to find out their position on such an endeavour. After years of lobbying and close relations Prague finally falls in line with Germany signing the Prague convention tying Czechoslovakia to the Reich and establishing a joint military structure. The BND continues expanding its intelligence web abroad with greater focus being placed in the volatile Middle East, in the Balkans, and in China. With recent developments in Turkey BND activities there are temporarily put on hold while Germany begins employing third parties to collect information within Turkey to aviod diplomatic issues.  With the French bombing of South Africa, Berlin passes a law that allows for the construction of a series of underground bunkers meant to protect Germans in case of a nuclear attack. As the British and American economies enter recession Germany takes advantage to fill in the gap in the global economy. International flights to other major German allies and trading partners begin. Trade with Scandinavia increases extensively with the signing of free trade agreements.  Investments in Brazil, Saudi Arabia, China, and throughout Central Europe increase as the German economy starts to gain momentum and the need for branching out increases. With the growing strength of Fascism in the Middle East, the German government starts to slowly review its previous anti-Communist stance as it has been proven that the Soviet Union no longer has ambitions in Europe. In private, delegates go to Moscow to discuss a possible secret anti-Fascist alliance to counter the growing Hong Kong Pact.  Taking advantage of the unrest in Sudan German operatives offer to supply arms and advisors to the sudan to help combat the Egyptians (mod response, please). Germany offers a hand of friendship to Morocco and offers them an arms and free trade agreement (mod response, please). Berlin requests that Brazilian officials help them develop regulations for international lights between the Reich and Brazil.  Germany offers Italy a free trade agreement (mod response, please).
    • ​Czechoslovakia: The sizeable German minority living in Czechoslovakia cheer as they now have a much greater in the management of the country. Despite the fear of some politicians German representative give their word that Germany will not annex Czechoslovakia and they will retain their identity as a sovereign state, albeit one tied to Berlin. With the establishment of an economic union plans to expand the Iron Rhine and EuroRail to Prague, Brno and other major Czechoslovakian cities are made. The Czech army begins a period of modernization along German lines, as the G3 becomes the main rifle, and the Leopard and Drachen are choosing for the main war machines of the state. Integration of the Bohemian industrial sector with Germany's SIlesian area begins as widespread investment from German capitalists begins. The Reichmark is adopted as the national currency, raising the average pay by quite a bit.
    • Military Disctrict of the Balkans: Following the collapse of Yugoslavia the entirety of the former kingdom is turned into an occupation zone by the Germans. Trials continue as members of the previous regime are tried for war crimes. While many see it as Justice more consider it a victor's justice and an effort to gain popularity amongst the Croats and Bosniaks. The Chetniks are declared an illegal organization and anyone thought to be hiding members will be held without trial. Raising of local bosniak troops to help occupy Serbian majority areas. Germans living in Former Yugoslavia (numbering about 500,000) are relocated to Carinthia for their own protection and granted large compensation for loss of property paid for by the money collected from Belgrade after it fell to German forces. Former Yugoslav soldiers (exclusively Serbian because of previous player's actions) are confined to internment camps for the time being. Recruitment of Bosniaks to serve as BND Operatives begin with the promise of large payments, many sign up and they are employed to help spy in the Middle East. Croatia is granted independence as the Free State of Croatia.
    • Free State of Croatia: The Croatian nation is declared after talks with Germany come to a conclusion. To secure relations between Croatia and Germany the Treaty of Zagrab is signed allowing Germany to move troops through Croatia, and the Croat state enters an economic union with Germany. The Croat state begins purchasing weapons from Gemrany to outfit their new army. Religious freedom is declared and cultural autonomy is granted to the Muslims as promised by German officials. To separate itself from the Serbian state Croatian schools begin teaching on the basis that they are Illyrians and not slavs like the Serbians. Despite the promise of religious tolerance anti-orthodox policies are carried out forbidden the Serbians orthodox public worship. 
  • Thailand: Thailand continues to build up the military. Infrastructure is improved and repaired, and some new roadways are built.
  • Denmark: While I was away: Thorvauld Stauning defeats Ruth Berlau in the election of 1939, but a devastating revelation of fraud and election rigging forces him to resign. Snap elections are held in 1940 and the Democratic-Communists (DCU) are elected to a huge majority. Ruth Berlau becomes the first female prime minister and immediately institutes several welfare-oriented and socialist policies by 1941. The government amps up the nationalization of the health and education sectors and launches several anti-conservative/anti-capitalist propaganda machines. With commitment to stay neutral in the European War and to further national development, Burlau wins the election of 1944. Starting then, she sets her sights towards aiding the USSR in the war, while still remaining neutral. Her seat was then threatened by a sweeping conservative movement that won a strong minority in the Riksdag in 1944. The rest of her second term composed her attempts to improve the popularity and effectiveness of her party. Luckily, despite several DCU member scandals (such as Hermann Ericsson's defection to France) Berlau salvaged the party and won the election of 1948. Unfortunately, her health was slowly failing. The last three years of her life involved supporting Iraqi Communists in 1950 and beginning solid relations with the USSR the following year. Berlau died on August 17, 1951. Dietrich Morvel was appointed as prime minister and served until his election loss in 1952. It is then that conservatives gained a true majority in the Riksdag and elected Johann Guildur as prime minister. Guilder spent much of his first term fostering relations with Germany, Britain, and America, seemingly abandoning previous socialist policies. However, under the threat of losing the 1956 elections, Guildur left the welfare institutions and nationalized human services untouched. After being reelected in 1956, Guildur focused on repairing relations with the Soviets and getting back in touch with Iraq. Beginning in 1957, Guildur pursued relations with Socialist allies Turkey and Afghanistan, as well as Iran, in the face of climbing instability in the Middle East. Seeing the new Algerian government form, Guildur pursued economic relations with them. Currently, many are wary of the conservatives and want a return of Berlau-esque socialism. Many fear a Communist coup to be in the future. 
  • Brazil: The Brazilian nations continues to develop the various institutions of the South American Union setting up all of the institutions temporarily in the current Rio Headquarters. However, other nations are looked to hold the overall SAU Headquarters. The Brazilian Government under Kubitschek continues to develop its economy particularly its industries. In General the Brazilian industries in aeronautics and shipbuilding continue to advance significance. The Brazilian government officially puts new safety regulations of international flights to prevent further incidents of this sort in Brazil. The Brazilian economy continues to show promising growth and with the inclusion of nearly the entire continent into the SAU the Brazilian nation begins to profit as the positive predictions keep flowing in. However, some predict a relative flight to less demanding governments for industry could happen but the Brazilian government inplements a new outsourcing law pertaining to this making it a crime to detract from industry. This is fought heavily but in the end the Brazilian government wins out passing a law that puts a price ceiling on various products to prevent obvious overcharging, as well as making inordinate profits on super standard products. The Brazilian military continues to develop with more of its CH-1 Helicopters being deployed with their strategic significance being seen by a few military commanders. This sements the formation of the Air Cavalry within the Army as the Army looks to expand its tactical and strategic capabilities. The Brazilian navy continues developing as well with many of its older ships being phased out in favor of newer destroyers and cruisers among other things. The Brazilian military also begins development of a Cruise missile to be launched from ships and Submarines. The Nation also continues to see population growth with nearly 70 million people now. The Brazilian air force also continues to add newer aircraft to the fleet. The Brazilian military sends advisors to various SAU nations to offer advice particularly to standardize weaponry and munitions. The development of a metro system also continues with more and more links being created. it is expected to open in 1960 in Rio and expand through various coastal cities by 1965. The City of Brasilia continues construction particularly hoping to be finished by 1959. More Nuclear weapons are produced with the new ability to be mounted on Rockets for a longer range strike. Brazil officially begins planning and development of the New Currency of the Union looking to propose it within the next year after extensive research and consideration of all factors. The Brazilian navy also begins the modernization of its Battleships with new weapon systems, radar, new fire control etc etc. The upgrade is expected to take about a year.
    • Venezuela: Venezuela continues its own industrial development pushing a strong commodities and oil market as well as an expanding rubber and lumber industry as well. This spurs on a new wave of population growth as many families see further affordability of having more children. The Venezuelan military officially adopts many Brazilian weapons and with laxed trade restrictions is able to make good purchases of equipment from Brazil and also builds its own factories to produce the standard munitions of the Brazilian armed forces. The Venezuelan air force also expands to add a long range bombing capability. The Venezuelan GDP grows by nearly 10% following the new export more oil to the SAU members becoming the organizations prime oil producer rather early.
    • Colombia: Colombia continues to develop as well with its own specific industries beginning to develop as well. The Colombian oil also continues but not on the par of Venezuela. The Colombians in general show a positive economic growth but are relatively shocked by Venezuelas astounding growth with only a predicted 5% coming out of Colombia this year. The Colombian military also begins to add military shipbuilding capabilities particularly in Buenaventura. The Colombian Army shows notable trained improvement with the aid of Brazilian forces. Colombia continues work on strengthening its economy for accession to the unified Currency in the next few years.
  • Iran: We accept to establish relation with Denmark and we seek stronger tie with Japan due to what is perceive as aggressive Saudi and Turkish exterior policy. Conscription become more accept with the government passing of social law that increase the security at work and provide health care for a smaller price due to government participation, thank to the oil industry that is partially nationalized. We try to increase our influence in Oman, Syria and Iraq through friendly relation with local government but do everything to not damage the relation with Turkey and Saudi Arabia.
    • ​Japan: We propose a trade agreement.
    • Iran Dip: We accept.
    • Oman and Syria. you don't border and Iraq is already part of the Soviet Sphere.
  • Saudi Arabia: Military and economy improve. With the discovery of oil, the Saudi economy continues to grow. We continue to ask for nations to engage in development deals for oil, and oil-based infrastructure continues to grow. Industry continues to grow at a slow rate. Research into modern weaponry begins. Military stands at 115,000 men, not including 10,000 German "Volunteers" under employment of the Saudi Government. Naval expansion continues. The Saudi military continues to purchase arms from Germany, arming the expanding military with G3s and German made tanks. The Air force and navy are expanded as well, with new naval vessels being slated for creation in 1958. The Air force is reformed, scrapping older planes and replacing them with newer jets and bombers. King Saud takes the throne, and continues to increase the military's power. The Saudis begin to push their oil prices down to undercut Egyptian and Brazilian Oil. Saudi Troops being moving in the Northern area of the country. The Arabian Shield Force is formed among the nations of Arabia. We also assure Turkey that its Iraqi allies will be unharmed. Talks of Federating with Kuwait, Qatar and Bahrain begin, though Saudi Arabia is hesitant to do so yet. Saudi Arabia forms the Arabic Shield Force with Yemen, UAE, Kuwait, and Qatar. This allows Saudi Arabia to draft troops from across the bloc into the Saudi Military into the Saudi Foreign Legion. An additional 10,000 troops are located on the Jordanian Border, and the Saudi Navy is activated in the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman to deter Iranian aggression. The Saudis, following Egypt's "betrayal" of MECO, declares support for Sudan. (Retcon, this is Egypt brought back into MECO)
    • Kingdom of Greater Yemen: The military and economy improve. The nation sees a relative increase in its industry, mostly in the Oil Section. Military stands at 55,000 men. Improvements in military tech continue as well, using weapon blueprints to produce arms for the military. With Aden now under the  Yemeni government, the nation celebrates. The Capital is relocated to Aden.
    • Kingdom of Kuwait: The nation sees an economic growth, using the large amount of oil in the region to sell off to foreign powers. The nations military sees an expansion to 2000 men, armed with newly purchased G3s. The nation continues to develop its industry.
    • Kingdom of Qatar: The Qatari oil industry is in full bloom as the nation begins to extract the large reserves of Natural gas and oil. A small military force of 800 men is formed. 
    • Kingdom of Bahrain: Relatively unshaped by the war, the new nation of Bahrain grows under the guidance of the Saudis. A small military force of 1000 men is formed. Preparations to create an oil industry on the island begin, though it is expected to be tiny due to the nation's small size.
    • The United Arab Emirates: Expands its military and economy.
  • Egyptian Empire: King Farouk I is restored to the throne of Egypt and is proclamed an Emperor with the help of the Japanese and makes the nation a Fascist Empire with absolute monarchy (Much like the Japanese Empire in WW2 or pre-WW1 Germany). Our king tries to improve the economy by attracting Japanese-South African-British investors to invest in our country to create new banks and loan money to the people at low interest and to help the government create infrastructures in our empire. The Government starts building very good fortifications along the Sinai-Jordania border in a project named the impassable line. Government propaganda strengthens Egyptian nationalism and unity, encourages Egyptian-Sudanese marriages, encourages our people to make more children and gives more popularity to the president. Sudanese people are encouraged to settle in Egypt thus the population of Egypt will be 25.000.000 (22.500.000 Egyptians, 2.500.000 Sudanese). President Muhammed Hussein starts to fear a Saudi Arabian-German backed invasion and start to massively produce war materiel and increase the number of planes and troops in Sinai frontier. We ask to join the Hong Kong Pact. King Farouk I improves greatly the infrastructure (roads, ports ...) along the Nile from the delta of the Nile all the way down to Southern Sudan with the money being made by the Japanese investments and the toll from the Suez Canal and starts construsting four hydroelectric dams along the Nile. King Farouk I creates many schools around the Empire to educate children (both male and female) and adults but more attention is given to educate the children because they are the future of our Empire with 5% of the Egyptian GDP into education, the literacy rate in the Empire has rose to 28% and rising. We also start creating many industries mainly in the Delta of the Nile like the Royal Egyptian-Japanese Automobile Corporation (EJAC), the Royal First Weapon Factory Corporation (RFWFC), the Royal Tobacco Incorporated (RTI), the Royal Egyptian Empire Oil Company (REEOC) (which is active in both Egyptian and Sudanese soil), all the public property reorganizes into a corporation to be ruled more efficient, the Royal Egyptian Empire Holdings (REEH) and many other corporations who hired many unemployed Egyptians and Sudanese people thus decreasing the unemployment from 22% to 14%. From the encouragment of Sudanese-Egyptian marriages many Egyptian people married Sudanese and Fur people effectively starting to assimilate Sudanese and Fur people becoming Egyptians. Also, the settling of Egyptians in Sudan and Sudanese in Egypt is starting to look like it's meeting its target for now over 500.000 Egyptians going to Sudan and over 200.000 Sudanese and Fur going to Egypt with the first wave proving to be a huge success. The Egyptian Empire, because of the very low oil prices, is starting to sell less oil in the market in order to keep oil stocks and sell it at a better price. Many reforms are made in order for Egypt to westernize like making the yashmak illegal to wear at public places and propaganda encourages not to wear and teaching western history at schools and teaching foreign languages at schools mostly English also many western songs are being played on the radio. We also recruit more troops raising total army at 650.000 active and 1.850.000 reserves and moving active troops to unpassable line in the Sinai-Jardanian border. A general restructure begins at the army with new more competend officers replacing many old while Sudanese and Fur are accepted into officer positions. King Farouk I asks the Hong Kong Pact to help us update our army by selling us (2000 AIFVs, 200 Armored Mortar Carriers, 1000 Armored Wheeled Vehicles, 1000 Main Battle Tanks, 40,000 Anti-tank Rocket launchers, 50 Rocket Artillery, 100 Self-propelled Artillery, 400,000 Assault Rifles, Battle Rifles, Carbine, Sniper Rifles and Machine Guns, Grenade lanchers, 10,000 Heavy Mortars, Medium Light Mortars) our navy by selling us (two frigates, two battleships, two submarines) and our air force by selling us (250 fighters and 250 bombers) until our cause in their current state can't defend the Egyptian Empire against potential invaders (war is gonna erupt in the Middle East pretty soon and we want to be able to fight it) and also asks to help the Empire create infrastructure and to help his economy with investments and give us technology to create weapon factories/help us update our outdated industry. We ask the Hong Kong Pact to help deter Saudi Arabian and German aggression by deploying an undisclosed number of nukes to Egypt to be used as a last resort though these weapons will be under Japanese-Britannican-South African (Hong Kong Pact) control to counter the German deployment of nukes in Saudi Arabia.King Farouk I begins further westernazing the country by giving women the almost the same rights as men have and increasing government propaganda. The Egyptian military begins updating the army with money from the Suez Canal and the Japanese investments and receives the 100 Atlay IV tanks and 10,000 AK-48 rifles from Turkey. From the 100 Atlay IV tanks and 10,000 AK-48 rifles 80 Atlay IV tanks and 8000 AK-48 rifles are sent to the Impassable Line in Sinai-Jordanian border because of fear for a Saudi Arabian attack. More troops are stationed to Sudan and King Farouk I adresses many issues between Egypt and Sudan by giving Sudanese and Fur men and women the same rights as Egyptians further encouraging marriges between Egyptians, Sudanese and Fur and increasing the minimum wage per year from $3500 (292/month) to $5000 (417/month). Literacy in Egypt and Sudan is improved with many schools opened and 5% of the Egyptian GDP being invested into education, the literacy rate in the Empire has rose to 32% and rising. Industries all along Egypt and Sudan begin creating with the Japanese investments thus reducing unemployment from 14% to 8%. Also, King Farouk I gives encouragement the farmers to produce food along the Nile giving them lower taxes and subsidies for each kilo of food sold. The Royal Egyptian-Japanese Automobile Corporation (EJAC) in works with the Royal First Weapon Factory Corporation (RFWFC) and with the help of Japanese scientists in order to improve Turkish Atlay IV equip it with an natively constructed almost undetectable with radar stealth air-cooled Twin-turbo Multi-fuel engine 850 bhp and a separate ammunition storage in a blow-out compartment for crew safety and improving the tanks armor making a light a medium and a heavy edition naming them Ataturk H1, Ataturk M1, Ataturk L1 respectivley. King Farouk I offers to give to the Turkish and Japanese government the blueprints of these improvements in order to increase relationships with those governments. King Farouk I also asks brittania to deploy nukes to Egypt in order to be used as a last resort from a German/Saudi attack. We also ask Saudi Arabia to split Jordania to Palestine (Egypt protectorate) and Jordania (Saudi Arabian protectorate) and Saudi Arabia to renounce every claims on Sinai/Suez and Egyptian/Sudanese soil in order greater peace to be achived in the Middle Eastern area and in order for us to back out from claims in the rest of Middle East. We also change our currency to Egyptian Lira (EGL).
    • Egyptian Sudan (Nubia): We improve the economy by attracting Japanese-South African-British investors to invest in our country to create new banks and loan money to the people at low interest and to help the government create infrastructures in our nation and protectorates. Government propaganda strengthens Egyptian nationalism and unity, encourages Egyptian-Sudanese marriages, encourages our people to make more children and gives more popularity to the King. Egyptians are encouraged by the government to go settle mostly along Sudanese Nile and in Darfur with the government projecting that the population of Sudan will reach 8.000.000 (5.500.000 Sudanese, 2.500.000 Egyptians) from 7.500.000 (6.500.000 Sudanese, 1.000.000 Egyptians) cause of mass Egyptian emigration into Sudan in five years. The Sudanese protectorate contributes as many troops, planes and war material as it can. King Farouk I improves greatly the infrastructure (roads, ports ...) along the Nile from the delta of the Nile all the way down to Southern Sudan with the money being made by the Japanese investments and the toll from the Suez Canal and starts construsting four hydroelectric dams along the Nile. King Farouk I creates many schools around the Empire to educate children (both male and female) and adults but more attention is given to educate the children because they are the future of our Empire with 5% of the Egyptian GDP into education, the literacy rate in the Empire has rose to 28% and rising. From the encouragement of Sudanese-Egyptian Marriages many Egyptian people married Sudanese and Fur people effectively starting to assimilate Sudanese and Fur people becoming Egyptians. Also, the settling of Egyptians in Sudan and Sudanese in Egypt is starting to look like it meet its target for now over 500.000 Egyptians going to Sudan and over 200.000 Sudanese and Fur going to Egypt with the first wave proving to be a huge success. Many reforms are made in order for Egypt to westernize like making the yashmak illigal to wear at public places and propaganda encourages not to wear and teaching western history at schools and teaching foreign languages at schools mostly English also many western songs are being played on the radio. Sudan contributes 200.000 active soldiers and 600.000 reserves and active troops start moving on the unpassable line in Sinai-Jordanian Border. A general restructure begins at the army with new more competent officers replacing many old while Sudanese and Fur are accepted into officer positions. Khartums is beginning to fill with Egyptians that now constitute over 18% of the city population. An Egyptian museum opens about ancient Egyptian-nubian cutlure to educate the citizens of Sudan propaganding both on museum and on national TV and radio that Egypt and Sudan (Nubia) are one country. More museums will open in many places around the Empire. We begin Egyptianizing the Sudan (Nubia through propaganda and mass mitigation).King Farouk I begins further westernizing the country by giving women the almost the same rights as men have and increasing government propaganda. From the 100 Atlay IV tanks and 10,000 AK-48 rifles 20 Atlay IV tanks and 2000 AK-48 rifles are sent to Sudan to help maintain the order. More troops are stationed to Sudan and King Farouk I adresses many issues between Egypt and Sudan by giving Sudanese and Fur men and women the same rights as Egyptians further encouraging marriges between Egyptians, Sudanese and Fur and increasing the minimum wage per year from $3500 (292/month) to $5000 (417/month) and asking the Sudanese representatives to come to speak to King Farouk I for the problems in Sudan. That meeting is covered in TV and radio together with a mix of propaganda and previous measures taken ns reducing the unrest in Sudan by a lot. Literacy in Egypt and Sudan is improved with many schools opened and 5% of the Egyptian GDP being invested in education,. The literacy rate in the Empire has risen to 32% and is still rising. Also, King Farouk I gives encouragement to the farmers to produce food along the Nile giving them lower taxes and subsidies for each kilo of food sold. We also change our currency to Egyptian Lira (EGL).
  • As according to the mod events, the Egyptian Empire has been retconned.
  • Nope, I asked Saudi to unite/become his protectorate...
  • That's even more ridiculous.
  • Well, under the fear of a war and a nuclear holocaust, the Egyptian people start pressuring the king in order to stop the war. He asks for Arabia to unite with Egypt effectively making Egypt/Sudan a Saudi Arabian protectorate ... But I still didn't get an answer from Edge ... And I can't understand why the Egyptian Empire is retconned and if that union doesn't happen could I continue play Egypt ... Also, Egyptians are Arabs so this could be very possible. Plus Saudis aren't even a single nationality.
    1. Stange events. ASB Game?
  • Soviet Union: The Soviet Union continues to expand and grow, and this year brings some important changes to the Soviet military and policy, both abroad and at home. The issue of the 300 dead Soviet soldiers angers the military and the government greatly, and the government does what it can to address all issues of the problem. New regulations and procedures are required at ammunition and vehicle storehouses in order to prevent such drastic leakage of weapons and vehicles from disappearing. Furthermore, the central government has the NKVD search through all aspects of the military to determine who could be behind such criminal actions. A few suspected culprits are rounded up and either sent to gulags or shot, although the investigation is still ongoing. In order to deal with rebellious Poles and Finns, the Polish Occupation Zone is reformatted as a new republic within the Soviet Federal system, and the establishment of a loyal Communist government is put into place. Training of national and loyal police forces in both Finland and Poland is done to help the military deal with any incidents. It is expected with the greater regulations and higher government involvement the rebels will either cease their activity or otherwise become more easier to deal with. Domestically, the government carries on with its program of industrialization and continued modernization of the Soviet economy and military. More factories are built in varied places around the country to produce goods for both the military and the people. Technology-wise, the Soviet Union continues to march forward, eager to catch up with the rest of the world. The AK-48 assault rifle is finished this year, and after extraordinary performance in weapons trials is ordered into full production. Better tanks and now jet planes are also produced in order to keep the theory of deep operations up to date and in full effect, while experimental rocket prototypes are also constructed. More ships, namely battleships, destroyers, cruisers, submarines, and a few aircraft carriers are also built over a period of time to help the Soviet navy retain at least some degree of parity with the rest of the world. Weapons and vehicles of better quality continue to be produced, and new versions are introduced as the technology becomes available. Industrialization and general armarment of the eastern part of the Soviet Union begins, with some believing to think that war or some aggressive action may take place in the near future between the Soviet Union and Japan or China. We agree to the Japanese offer. We also begin applying some degree of pressure on Iran, restoring some degree of border fortifications along the border. A few thousand troops are sent to Iraq to help protect the Soviet ally from any regional aggression.
    • Mongolia: Mongolia continues to make some effort to modernize and industrialize, although the typically rural landscape and population has made this considerably difficult to do effectively. The military continues to train with the Soviets, and more and more Soviet surplus is provided to the Mongolian military to help them stay up to date with weapons and supplies. 
    • Finland: The military and local government joins the Soviets in trying to crack down on rebellious Finns, and efforts are also made to try to bring them back into the fold peacefully if at all possible. Rebuilding the country is still underway, and more services are being provided to the Finns with each passing month. It is hoped that through these efforts, the Soviets will be able to earn the loyalty or at the very least the obedience of the Finns and enable their sway over the country. Finnish forces with aid from the Soviets crack down hard on dissent and resistance, and the full power of the state is used to bring an end to the forces of the insurgency. 
    • Baltic Federal People's Republic: The military and police also perform a bit of a crackdown in order to prevent the sort of unrest or rebellion seen in Finland and Poland over the past few months. The government also helps the country to rebuild, another reason for the merger of the three Baltic countries.
  • Hungary: Hungary develops the economy and military. The military currently consists of 350,000 men, as conscription ends. The majority of Hungary's troops are located on the border with Romania. Miklós Horthy was overthrown many years ago, and Charles II became King of Hungary. The government purchases several public transportation businesses. (Economy and military turn)
  • USGN: Mil and eco. The Me Drachen and the Me F-53 production continues, but it's still minor as the Germans are the ones mainly producing (German engineering, FTW). The economy continues to flourish and grow, as the ports of Rotterdam and Antwerp have their strongest year since the creation of the Republic. The government is celebrated for the fact that since the revolution the economy, military and industry have made very big growths. The nation mourns as Raadspensionaris Jan de Wit passes away this year, and Tim Klaassen is elected as the new Raadspensionaris, with a convincing 85% of the votes, steamrolling the other candidates. Klaassen is said to be de Wit's protege. Griffin finishes, but new recruits are also being trained. Griffin was the name for the Project, but the project is finished and now there is an elite unit of soldiers, called the LOC (League of Champions). Spies are sent to France, Turkey and Britannica. We offer Germany 10.000 soldiers to help with their occupation.
  • Peru: We continue to build up industry, especially manufacturing and mining. Our GDP grows by a moderate 5.6%, and is expected to continue growing. We also begin to build up our navy, and start production of eight new ships, and call as many as six back to port for modernization. We begin plans for aircraft carriers and request that Brazil assist us with this effort. 
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  • South African Republic: The integration of South Africa into the other OAU republics continues to grow stronger with each passing year. Elsewhere, the growth of the economy is stated to be 10.6%, mostly due to the increasing flow of industrial goods and finished products for the East African Republic as it develops its own economy. The population for the OAU republics is counted by the South African government, with growth shown to be 7.7%, again largely due to the inflow of medical goods and doctors from South Africa and Rhodesia to assist with the delivering of infants as well as providing prenatal care to expecting mothers. The South African Navy receives several new warships, six destroyers, five frigates, and nine minesweepers. A total of eleven patrol boats have also been delivered to the navy, many from the rebuilt shipyard facilities in Durban. The military delivers many of these warships to the forces of the other OAU republics, assisting them in building up their military forces. The expansion of the transportation network into the other nations continues, with particular focus placed on working to connect the Congo with the members of the OAU. The SANEC continues its nuke research, with the head scientist assuring the President of South Africa that the weapon shall be fully armed and operational by the time of the deadline.
    • ​Rhodesian Republic: Rhodesia expands its military and infrastructure, focusing on the development of the transport network and economic strength of the Northern Rhodesian states. Several factories to expand and diversify the local economies in the cities of Lusaka and Lilongwi, helping to provide work for the newly educated members of the Northern Rhodesian population.
    • Angolan Republic: Angola continues to develop the northern half of its country, with general progress made to educate the population in the north, which many members of the local ANC regional brances agreeing that educating the population is a vital first step toward expanding the potential of northern Angola.
    • East African Republic: The government of East Africa declares that it has largely succeeded in combating tribalism, with Jomo Keyatta making a statement before the Pan-African Parliament during its annual session, that his government has worked hard to weaken the threat of tribalism in his region of the Organization of African Unity. However, he states that there remains many years of work before tribalism is a thing of the past. Elsewhere, the railway network is successfully connected to the rest of the OAU at several locations, allowing for the free flow of goods and supplies between East Africa and the rest of the OAU member-states.
  • In the United States these things happen: military, economy recovers, nukes, ICBMs, Nationalist Party grows, Warren administration is failing, etc. Nuclear power, submarines, boats, carriers, destroyers, planes, jets, rockets, space. Race equality struggle continues. Nothing else of note.
  • Belgium: The Great Wall of Wallonia is starting to build now. The economy and military pretty much increased, but the troops will gain. Infrastructures is looking in the developement but now it's developing. Discussion for more will be in future.
  • Soviet Union: The Soviet Union continues to expand and grow, and this year brings some important changes to the Soviet military and policy, both abroad and at home. The issue of the 300 dead Soviet soldiers angers the military and the government greatly, and the government does what it can to address all issues of the problem. New regulations and procedures are required at ammunition and vehicle storehouses in order to prevent such drastic leakage of weapons and vehicles from disappearing. Furthermore, the central government has the NKVD search through all aspects of the military to determine who could be behind such criminal actions. A few suspected culprits are rounded up and either sent to gulags or shot, although the investigation is still ongoing. In order to deal with rebellious Poles and Finns, the Polish Occupation Zone is reformatted as a new republic within the Soviet Federal system, and the establishment of a loyal Communist government is put into place. Training of national and loyal police forces in both Finland and Poland is done to help the military deal with any incidents. It is expected with the greater regulations and higher government involvement the rebels will either cease their activity or otherwise become more easier to deal with. Domestically, the government carries on with its program of industrialization and continued modernization of the Soviet economy and military. More factories are built in varied places around the country to produce goods for both the military and the people. Technology-wise, the Soviet Union continues to march forward, eager to catch up with the rest of the world. The AK-48 assault rifle is finished this year, and after extraordinary performance in weapons trials is ordered into full production. Better tanks and now jet planes are also produced in order to keep the theory of deep operations up to date and in full effect, while experimental rocket prototypes are also constructed. More ships, namely battleships, destroyers, cruisers, submarines, and a few aircraft carriers are also built over a period of time to help the Soviet navy retain at least some degree of parity with the rest of the world. Weapons and vehicles of better quality continue to be produced, and new versions are introduced as the technology becomes available. Industrialization and general armarment of the eastern part of the Soviet Union begins, with some believing to think that war or some aggressive action may take place in the near future between the Soviet Union and Japan or China. We agree to the Japanese offer. We also begin applying some degree of pressure on Iran, restoring some degree of border fortifications along the border. A few thousand troops are sent to Iraq to help protect the Soviet ally from any regional aggression.
    • Mongolia: Mongolia continues to make some effort to modernize and industrialize, although the typically rural landscape and population has made this considerably difficult to do effectively. The military continues to train with the Soviets, and more and more Soviet surplus is provided to the Mongolian military to help them stay up to date with weapons and supplies. 
    • Finland: The military and local government joins the Soviets in trying to crack down on rebellious Finns, and efforts are also made to try to bring them back into the fold peacefully if at all possible. Rebuilding the country is still underway, and more services are being provided to the Finns with each passing month. It is hoped that through these efforts, the Soviets will be able to earn the loyalty or at the very least the obedience of the Finns and enable their sway over the country. Finnish forces with aid from the Soviets crack down hard on dissent and resistance, and the full power of the state is used to bring an end to the forces of the insurgency. 
    • Baltic Federal People's Republic: The military and police also perform a bit of a crackdown in order to prevent the sort of unrest or rebellion seen in Finland and Poland over the past few months. The government also helps the country to rebuild, another reason for the merger of the three Baltic countries. 
  • Republic of Turkey: Necdet Ozul, the Fourth President of Turkey actively sought to westernize Turkey and implemented a series of laws for the Turks to disband their backward practices and embrace the modern world. However, unlike Mustafa Kemal; the new Premier did not call for the people to give up on religion and maintained a link between religion and the state. Keen on establishing Turkey as a major economic power in Europe in his very own way, he practiced high level of state intervention in the economics. Having invested a total of 5% of the Turkish GDP into education, the literacy rate in the nation has rose to 67%. This had a massive increase upon the size of those qualified in the workforce, and allowed Turkey to expand upon its automotive, agricultural, armament and shipbuilding industries. The profit gained from expanding these industries led to the development of a general mindset to focus upon these four industries as four pillars that would support Turkey as it marched forward. The automotive and shipbuilding industries in Turkey were particularly concentrated in the Aegean and Marmara region. In constrast to that, the armament industry and the agricultural industry were more widespread in Anatolia. Indeed, other industries in Turkey was also given equal important such included the Turkish textile industry which was amongst the top in the world and the Turkish mineral industry which proved quite beneficial in maintaining Turkey self-sufficient for minerals whilst catering the needs of the neighbouring states. Communication and transport played a major role, and a major railroad system was completed which linked linked the entire state of Turkey, and now preparations were made to construct roadways and highways as well as a major bridge across the Bosporus. This also led to large scale urbanization, particularly in Thrace, Macedonia and Western Anatolia, which were now amongst the most urbanized areas in Turkey. In comparison, Central and Eastern Anatolia were largely rural although major development programs over the past few years led to massive increase in urbanization; and particularly led to largescale immigration of Turks which drastically decreased the Kurd dominancy maintained over Eastern Anatolia. As far as energy was concerned, oil deposits discovered in Eastern Thrace and Northern Anatolian coast were mined. Turkey, in particular was a large producer of lignite which was largely mined from Eastern Anatolia. Major gas deposits were also discovered in the Levantine Basin. However, the adequate mining equipment had yet not been provided. However, also keen on acquiring a source of energy which would be renewable; major dams were constructed throughout Turkey. Of significant notice was the Karababa Dam constructed the Euphrates and Tigris rivers. The Central Bank of Turkey and the Istanbul Stock Exchange were established primarily to look over the stock exchange rate, and secure government funds and Turkish reserves as well as grant heavy interest loans to major private companies who sought to invest in Turkey. Meanwhile, with heavy crime and the need to maintain law and order within the cities; the Federal Espionage and Security Force [FESF] was established which acted as a police force to look over crime, corruption and tax evasion and were directly answerable to the Turkish Premier. The FESF also served to launch counterintelligence missions as well as a propaganda force by keeping the media and press under their very control, and had a total size of 10,000 with the FESF depending largely on informants who were not counted. The Turkish Armed Forces stood at 200,000, the Air force at 100,000 and the Marine Corps at 50,000 which kept the Turkish Peacetime Force at 350,000 whilst a reserve force of 200,000 was maintained. The headquarters of the Turkish fleet were established at the Golden Horn and the Turkish fleet expanded to include 80 ships and two fleet carriers, TCG Derman and TCG Solmaz. Moreover, in an attempt to exert Turkish control over the seas, the navy initiated patrols over the Aegean Sea, the Bosporus Straits, the Black Sea and the Gulf of Iskenderun. Along the same time, the WWI era Turkish aircraft was quickly replaced with the modern MiG-15 Jet fighters as well as the Yenilmez Y-III Bomber. These aircraft were far superior to those previous used, possibly the best in Europe and offered greater speeds, wider field of view, better accuracy, etc, and the presence of such technology allowed Turkey to construct prototypes of their own. The total size of the Turkish air force was maintained at 700 aircraft. The Turkish infantry was heavily armed with Soviet AK-48 whilst the armoured divisions used tanks of Soviet nature. This allowed Turkey to quickly close in on the technological gap that existed in terms of automotive, as it had soon built the Atlay IV tank which served as a modern tank. However, it was maintained that T-34s and T-55s also served along with the Atlay IV in the battlefield. The Turkish armament factories initiated mass production of the Atlay IV tank as well as AK-48 rifles which were re-engineered to serve Turkish interests. Meanwhile, Turkish scientists made significant progress into nuclear research as an adequate amount of funding was given by the government. General Necdet Özel took a hardline stance against the opponents of Turkey and demanded immediate withdrawal of Irani troops from near the border with Iraq. Along the same time, Turkish influence rapidly grew in Syria as the nation was now totally surrounded by Turkey and Communist Iraq [Turn One of Six]. 
    • Turkish Dominion of Greece: The new Governor, Ioannis Rallis announced the creation of Greece Law Enforcement Force consisting of 30,000 police officers which would serve to maintain order in the nation. Under his leadership, the militarist policies of the former leadership were completely abandoned and the government funded more upon advancing the Greek agrarian economy, expanding the industry and developing the poor living conditions in Greece. This allowed Greece to rapidly develop itself with massive healthcare and welfare reforms which led to Greece having an HDI much greater than that of Turkey itself. Moreover, he supported large-scale immigration of Turks who by now constituted 25% of the populace. Athens is reconstructed with new infrastructural reforms brought forward. 
    • Turkish Dominion of Cyprus: In Cyprus, merchant shipping was largely promoted due to its proximity to the Suez Canal, and the port of Famagusta acted as a major port in Eastern Mediterranean. The Cypriot economy largely depended upon export of agricultural goods which was promoted and tourism maintained a major role in the economy. Moreover, the strategic position of Cyprus allowed Turkey to establish complete control over Eastern Mediterranean Sea. Meanwhile, military bases were constructed at various locations throughout the island and a minimum military force of 10,000 soldiers was maintained. 
    • Turkish Dominion of Lebanon: In Beirut, many Turkish and Greek capitalists found refuge as Lebanon was found to be a financial safe haven. Due to the general free market maintained by the Maronite government, as well as the laissez-faire commercial tradition and bank secrecy; Lebanon attracted great attention was numerous businessmen and capitalists who had sought to escape the state intervention practiced in Turkey. This certainly advanced and developed the position of Lebanon as a major banking hub and entrepot in Turkey, particularly due to their strategic position in the Levantine Basin. This sent ripples as the Beirut Stock Exchange saw rise much greater than it had previously experienced under French rule. Apart from banking, tourism played a major role in Lebanon and the Lebanese winery attracted thousands of people from the Middle East. The Turks having been aware of the delicate ethnic nature of Lebanon were keenly on not provoking any group. However, economic co-operation was largely maintained with the Maronites and the Sunnis dominating the coastline. In contrast, the Shi'ite were largely enlisted into the military. Other changes introduced by Turkey included laws regarding money laundering and minor restrictions on capital movement out of Lebanon. A law of particular notice was the Turkish attempt to increase Muslim representation in the Maronite-dominated government. This law was largely passed to appease the Muslim populace but surely, the Maronites continued to play a big hand so they were not particularly antagonized either. 
    • Turkish Overseas Military Establishment: Military bases were constructed at Nablu and at Jordanian border with Egypt beside the Mediterranean Sea. At these military bases, a total of 6000 troops were deployed. Along the same time, naval bases were constructed at Tel Aviv and Haifa where 500 marines and 20 ships were sent. The presence of such bases at strategic positions thus allowed Turkey to conjure greater control over the Mediterranean Sea as well maintain proximity with Saudi Arabia and the Suez Canal. Meanwhile, Turkey initiates uranium mining and a railroad is constructed to the port city of Haifa.

1957.5

Guess nobody started the turn. Sorry for the late start guys. This turn will be up until the usual time tomorrow.

  • Hungary: Hungary develops the economy and military. The military currently consists of 350,000 men, as conscription ends. The majority of Hungary's troops are located on the border with Romania. Miklós Horthy was overthrown many years ago, and Charles II became King of Hungary. The government purchases several public transportation businesses. (Economy and military turn)
  • Thailand: Thailand continues to build up the military. Infrastructure is improved and repaired, and some new roadways are built.
  • USGN: Mil and eco. The Me Drachen and the Me F-53 production continues, but it's still minor as the Germans are the ones mainly producing (German engineering, FTW). The economy continues to flourish and grow, as the ports of Rotterdam and Antwerp have their strongest year since the creation of the Republic. The government is celebrated for the fact that since the revolution the economy, military and industry have made very big growths. The nation mourns as Raadspensionaris Jan de Wit passes away this year, and Tim Klaassen is elected as the new Raadspensionaris, with a convincing 85% of the votes, steamrolling the other candidates. Klaassen is said to be de Wit's protege. Griffin finishes, but new recruits are also being trained. Griffin was the name for the Project, but the project is finished and now there is an elite unit of soldiers, called the LOC (League of Champions). Spies are sent to France, Turkey and Britannica. We offer Germany 10.000 soldiers to help with their occupation.
  • Saudi Arabia: Military and economy improve. With the discovery of oil, the Saudi economy continues to grow. We continue to ask for nations to engage in development deals for oil, and oil-based infrastructure continues to grow. Industry continues to grow at a slow rate. Research into modern weaponry begins. Military stands at 115,000 men, not including 10,000 German "Volunteers" under employment of the Saudi Government. Naval expansion continues. The Saudi military continues to purchase arms from Germany, arming the expanding military with G3s and German made tanks. The Air force and navy are expanded as well, with new naval vessels being slated for creation in 1958. The Air force is reformed, scrapping older planes and replacing them with newer jets and bombers. King Saud takes the throne, and continues to increase the military's power. The Saudis begin to push their oil prices down to undercut Egyptian and Brazilian Oil. Saudi Troops being moving in the Northern area of the country. The Arabian Shield Force is formed among the nations of Arabia. We also assure Turkey that its Iraqi allies will be unharmed. Talks of Federating with Kuwait, Qatar and Bahrain begin, though Saudi Arabia is hesitant to do so yet. Saudi Arabia forms the Arabic Shield Force with Yemen, UAE, Kuwait, and Qatar. This allows Saudi Arabia to draft troops from across the bloc into the Saudi Military into the Saudi Foreign Legion. An additional 10,000 troops are located on the Jordanian border, and the Saudi Navy is activated in the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman to deter Iranian aggression. The Saudis, following Egypt's "betrayal" of MECO, declares support for Sudan. (Retcon, this is Egypt brought back into MECO)
    • Kingdom of Greater Yemen: The military and economy improve. The nation sees a relative increase in its industry, mostly in the Oil Section. Military stands at 55,000 men. Improvements in military tech continue as well, using weapon blueprints to produce arms for the military. With Aden now under the  Yemeni government, the nation celebrates. The capital is relocated to Aden.
    • Kingdom of Kuwait: The nation sees an economic growth, using the large amount of oil in the region to sell off to foreign powers. The nations military sees an expansion to 2000 men, armed with newly purchased G3s. The nation continues to develop its industry.
    • Kingdom of Qatar: The Qatari oil industry is in full bloom as the nation begins to extract the large reserves of Natural gas and oil. A small military force of 800 men is formed. 
    • Kingdom of Bahrain: Relatively unshaped by the war, the new nation of Bahrain grows under the guidance of the Saudis. A small military force of 1000 men is formed. Preparations to create an oil industry on the island begin, though it is expected to be tiny due to the nation's small size.
    • The United Arab Emirates: Expands its military and economy.
  • Mesoamerica: Continues to focus on the construction of the canal, which progresses fairly well. Its vassals improve military and economy, and Mayan continues to spread.
  • Morocco: Morocco begins to improve our economy and build up our military. With declaration of independence from France, the new Moroccan government is established, with Mohammed V continuing his reign as king and looking to establish closer economic partnership with various European states. The democratic Moroccan folk said "We won't join AU, we want to join EU". Morocco asks Spain if they would like to cede most of Spanish protectorate in Northern Morocco and Spanish Sahara to Morocco but kept Spain's two coastal enclaves (Ceuta and Melilla) on the Mediterranean coast, as resulted in treaty of Rabat.
    • German Reich: Berlin offers Morocco a free trade agreement and offers them arms.
    • Moroccan Dip: We accepted a free trade agreement.
  • German Reich: The Me Drachen and Me F-53 continue to replace the older jets which are sold to other countries aligned with Germany. The Me B-53takes its place as Germany's main strategic bomber for the Luftwaffe. The Panzer Leopard I enters large scale production to replace the Panzer V. To complete the mechanization of the infantry the final APC models are completed and production of the P-53 , and P126 begins. Choppers are also produced in large quantities to aid ground forces. The G3, MP5 and MG53 are produced in massive amounts to replace the aging equipment from the 1940s. New anti-tank weapons enter development as well to answer the growing need for greater firepower. Development of tactical artillery begins, with a prototype for a nuclear artillery piece being developed. Naval expansion continues to meet the demands for coastal protection and to protect German interests abroad. Production of IRBM's and nuclear warheads begins in earnest, and development of ICBMs begins. Germany makes a name for itself on the 4th of April when it sends the Hanz von Stein, a descendant of the Napoleonic era hero, becomes the first man to go into space. The moment is recorded on film. The computer continues to grow in importance for the military and the BND as its data storage capacities greatly exceeds expectations and other uses are discovered such as quicker communication. Development of more modern stealth fighters begin. Medical research continues as breakthroughs continue. The nuclear powerplant becomes active producing energy for a majority of the city, It is recognized as the first commercial nuclear power plant in the world, plans to build three more in Munich, Berlin and Vienna are made. Construction of a monorail connecting Essen to Berlin begins as the first bullet train in the world. The Universities of Berlin, Vienna and Munich increase funding for research in engineering, medicine, and physics to continue developing Germany's strong academic tradition and maintain Germany's place in the world as a leader in innovation. At the University of Berlin research into lasers begin. Cultural development continues as the democratization of the Reich comes to an end. The once powerful aristocracy slowly start to fade into the background of German politics as they become another interest group backing the conservative coalition. Many landowners and Industrialists begin modernizing their means of production to better exploit Germany's growing position within the global economy. More factories and service companies open up creating jobs for thousands in areas previously ignored. Groups like Mauser-Mannlicher, Heckler and Koch, Krupp, and Bundeswagen continue to expand their shares in their respective market abroad. Efforts to incorporate Elbes-Lothringen's infrastructure begin, the region remains under occupation. However, curfew is relaxed and the occupation forces are told to be courteous to the locals.  As Germany's economic interests in the Middle East a group of industrialists from Hamburg, Essen and Berlin begin looking at the long forgotten Baghdad railway, a project abandoned by Germany in the aftermath of the great war. Adapting this idea the group conceives a new more ambitious project known as the Euro-Arabia connection, a transportation system that would directly link Saudi Arabia and the growing oil industry there with the Central Europe's largest industrial sectors. Despite the desire for this the group lacks the authority or influence to pull this off at the moment and goes to the government in Berlin to try to get political support. The Reichstag and high command take a great interest in the proposition and plans are made to begin talks with the governments of the Netherlands, Switzerland and Saudi Arabia to try to work out the groundwork for project of such a scale, feelers are also sent out to the governments of Turkey, Syria, Palestine, and Hungary to find out their position on such an endeavour. After years of lobbying and close relations Prague finally falls in line with Germany signing the Prague convention tying Czechoslovakia to the Reich and establishing a joint military structure. The BND continues expanding its intelligence web abroad with greater focus being placed in the volatile Middle East, in the Balkans and in China. With recent developments in Turkey BND activities there are temporarily put on hold while Germany begins employing third parties to collect information within Turkey to aviod diplomatic issues.  With the French bombing of South Africa, Berlin passes a law that allows for the construction of a series of underground bunkers meant to protect Germans in case of a nuclear attack. As the British and American economies enter recession Germany takes advantage to fill in the gap in the global economy. International flights to other major German allies and trading partners begin. Trade with Scandinavia increases extensively with the signing of free trade agreements.  Investments in Brazil, Saudi Arabia, China, and throughout Central Europe increase as the German economy starts to gain momentum and the need for branching out increases. With the growing strength of Fascism in the Middle East, the German government starts to slowly review its previous anti-Communist stance as it has been proven that the Soviet Union no longer has ambitions in Europe. In private, delegates go to Moscow to discuss a possible secret anti-Fascist alliance to counter the growing Hong Kong Pact.  Taking advantage of the unrest in Sudan German operatives offer to supply arms and advisors to the sudan to help combat the Egyptians (mod response, please). Germany offers a hand of friendship to Morocco and offers them an arms and free trade agreement (mod response, please). Berlin requests that Brazilian officials help them develop regulations for international lights between the Reich and Brazil.  Germany offers Italy a free trade agreement (mod response, please).
    • ​Czechoslovakia: The sizeable German minority living in Czechoslovakia cheer as they now have a much greater in the management of the country. Despite the fear of some politicians German representative give their word that Germany will not annex Czechoslovakia and they will retain their identity as a sovereign state, albeit one tied to Berlin. With the establishment of an economic union plans to expand the Iron Rhine and EuroRail to Prague, Brno and other major Czechoslovakian cities are made. The Czech army begins a period of modernization along German lines, as the G3 becomes the main rifle, and the Leopard and Drachen are choosing for the main war machines of the state. Integration of the Bohemian industrial sector with Germany's SIlesian area begins as widespread investment from German capitalists begins. The Reichmark is adopted as the national currency, raising the average pay by quite a bit.
    • Military District of the Balkans: Following the collapse of Yugoslavia the entirety of the former kingdom is turned into an occupation zone by the Germans. Trials continue as members of the previous regime are tried for war crimes. While many see it as Justice more consider it a victor's justice and an effort to gain popularity amongst the Croats and Bosniaks. The Chetniks are declared an illegal organization and anyone thought to be hiding members will be held without trial. Raising of local bosniak troops to help occupy Serbian majority areas. Germans living in Former Yugoslavia (numbering about 500,000) are relocated to Carinthia for their own protection and granted large compensation for loss of property paid for by the money collected from Belgrade after it fell to German forces. Former Yugoslav soldiers (exclusively Serbian because of previous player's actions) are confined to internment camps for the time being. Recruitment of Bosniaks to serve as BND Operatives begin with the promise of large payments, many sign up and they are employed to help spy in the Middle East. Croatia is granted independence as the Free State of Croatia.
    • Free State of Croatia: The Croatian nation is declared after talks with Germany come to a conclusion. To secure relations between Croatia and Germany the Treaty of Zagrab is signed allowing Germany to move troops through Croatia, and the Croat state enters an economic union with Germany. The Croat state begins purchasing weapons from Gemrany to outfit their new army. Religious freedom is declared and cultural autonomy is granted to the Muslims as promised by German officials. To separate itself from the Serbian state Croatian schools begin teaching on the basis that they are Illyrians and not slavs like the Serbians. Despite the promise of religious tolerance anti-orthodox policies are carried out forbidden the Serbians orthodox public worship. 
  • Iran: Increases oil production and keeps military modern. We seek to establish relations with Morocco with a trade agreement. The Shah seeks to rebuild dipomatic relation with the Soviet Union as the fears of an invasion start to disappear.
    • Moroccan Dip: We accepted the trade agreement.
  • Egypt:President Nasser starts to fear a Saudi Arabian-German backed invasion and start to massively produce war materiel and increase the number of planes and troops in Sinai frontier. President Nasser improves the infrastructure (roads, ports ...) along the Nile from the delta of the Nile all the way down to Southern Sudan with the money being made by the toll from the Suez Canal and starts construsting one hydroelectric dam in the Nile. The Government starts building fortifications along the Sinai-Jordanian border. Many reforms are made in order for Egypt to westernize like banning the use of the yashmak at public places and propaganda encourages not to wear and teaching western history at schools and teaching foreign languages at schools mostly English also many western songs are being played on the radio. Government propaganda strengthens Egyptian nationalism and unity, encourages Egyptian-Sudanese marriages, encourages our people to make more children and gives more popularity to the president. Sudanese people are encouraged to settle in Egypt with each settler (person/family) being given a home in Sudan. President Nasser begins further westernizing the country by giving women the almost the same rights as men have and increasing government propaganda. Egypt, because of the very low oil prices, is starting to sell less oil in the market in order to keep oil stocks and sell it at a better price. President Nasser creates many schools around Egypt to educate children (both male and female) and adults with more attention given to educate children with 5% of the Egyptian GDP into education, the literacy rate in the Egypt has rose to 28% and rising. Egypt receives the 100 Atlay IV tanks and 10,000 AK-48 rifles from Turkey and stations the tanks along the Sinai-Jordanian border. President Nasser starts to fear a Saudi Arabian-German backed invasion and start to massively produce war materiel and increase the number of planes and troops in Sinai frontier. President Nasser increased the minimum wage per year from $3500 (292/month) to $5000 (417/month). Also, President Nasser encourages the farmers to produce food along the Nile giving them lower taxes and subsidies for each kilo of food sold. President Nasser increases the minimum wage per year from $3500 (292/month) to $5000 (417/month). We also change our currency to Egyptian Lira (EGL).We ask for any country to invest at our country. We ask Germany and Saudi Arabia to improve our relationships by giving them many interests (Stocks of the Suez Canal, Unlimited free entrance of the Suez Canal, oil in Egypt and Sudan alike) in order to avoid war.
    • Sudan: Government propaganda strengthens Egyptian nationalism and unity, encourages Egyptian-Sudanese marriages, encourages our people to make more children and gives more popularity to president Nasser. Many reforms are made in order for Egypt to westernize like banning the use of the yashmak at public places and propaganda encourages not to wear and teaching western history at schools and teaching foreign languages at schools mostly English also many western songs are being played on the radio. Egyptians are encouraged by the government to go settle mostly along Sudanese Nile and in Darfur with each settler (person/family) being given a home in Sudan. The Sudanese protectorate contributes as many troops, planes and war materiel as it can. President Nasser creates many schools around the Empire to educate children (both male and female) and adults with more attention given to educate children with 5% of the Egyptian GDP into education, the literacy rate in the Empire has rose to 28% and rising. More troops are stationed to Sudan and President Nasser adresses many issues between Egypt and Sudan by giving Sudanese and Fur men and women the same rights as Egyptians further encouraging marriges between Egyptians, Sudanese and Fur and increasing the minimum wage per year from $3500 (292/month) to $5000 (417/month) and asking the Sudanese representatives to come to speak to President Nasser for the problems in Sudan. That meeting is covered in radio with a mix of propaganda and previous measures taken thus reducing the unrest in Sudan by a lot. From the encouragement of Sudanese-Egyptian Marriages some Egyptian people married Sudanese and Fur people effectively starting to assimilate Sudanese and Fur people becoming Egyptians. Also, President Nasser gives encouragement to the farmers to produce food along the Nile giving them lower taxes and subsidies for each kilo of food sold. We also change our currency to Egyptian Lira (EGL).
  • Belgium: Economy and military improving. The Great Wall of Wallonia could be done while it will be defended from other enemies and some serious threats ahead of us. Industry looks doing in good rate.
  • Brazil: The Nation of Brazil continues to develop the South American Unions various institutions particularly its Economic commission and the the conjoined Security forces. The Brazilian military in particularly begins heavy training of the Venezuelan and Colombian militaries to be up to par of the Brazilian armed forces in terms of training. Overall the Brazilian military currently maintains the lion's share of the military force of the South American Union but with the training of reserves, and active forces in other countries the Brazilian military prepares these militaries to form and fight as a cohesive military force. The Brazilian economy also continues to show positive growth as the opening of the South American Union with even easier trade access allows for a relatively cheap or free flow of goods between all nations removing various trade barriers that once choked out a good amount of Brazilian profit to be made in other South American countries. Brazil, however, also respects the economies of Various SAU nations looking to come up with a comprehensive series of agreements to keep all these sectors in all nations profitable and to prevent all out dominance by one nation over another in a common industrial production sector. Specialized resources, however, are left up to the host nation due to their relative difficulty in that kind of regulation. The Brazilian military continues extensive development of rocketry and missile technology. This does also culminate in other developments particularly in its cruise missiles. The City of Brasilia continues construction with the satellite towns and cities gaining their funding for development. Kubitscheks industrial reforms continues to show intense growth in Brazil's industrial sectors beginning to put it in league with some other great powers and in general exceeding a few others. The Brazilian Navy continues to replace its older ships with newer more modern ships, or they are converted to the newer models with the updated technology. The Brazilian air force continues adding new aircraft keeping its modern air force up to date and expanding its strategic bombing force as it now wields nearly 75 nuclear weapons of strategic and tactical capacities. The Brazilian Navy officially commissions its first Fleet carrier for the Pacific fleet, the Getulio Vargas, which deploys with a battlegroup to Buenaventura in Colombia with that base now being able to house the Brazilian Carrier Group. Brazil also finishes the connections of various metro stations across the southern coastal portions of Brazil connecting various cities with some internal expansion still to come
    • Venezuela: The nation of Venezuela continues development as its population and economic advance further. The Industrial development also continues in earnest with significant industrial development coming, too. The Venezuelan military continues training with its Brazilian allies and more or less begins a modernization campaign to give Venezuela a respectable navy, and a modern army worth noting. The Venezuelan government in particular begins a major push acquiring modern arms by a good amount officially beginning the modernization project. The Venezuelan economy continues to develop towards a common market.
    • Colombia: Colombia continues to develop as well with its own specific industries beginning to develop as well. The Colombian oil also continues but not on the par of Venezuela. The Colombians in general show a positive economic growth but are relatively shocked by Venezuelas astounding growth with only a predicted 5% coming out of Colombia this year. The Colombian military also begins to add military shipbuilding capabilities particularly in Buenaventura. The Colombian Army shows notable trained improvement with the aid of Brazilian forces. Colombia continues work on strengthening its economy for accession to the unified Currency in the next few years.
  • In the United States these things happen: military, economy recovers, nukes, ICBMs, Nationalist Party grows, Warren administration is failing, etc. Nuclear power, submarines, boats, carriers, destroyers, planes, jets, rockets, space. Race equality struggle continues. Nothing else of note.
    • Mexico military economy.
  • Soviet Union: The Soviet Union continues to expand and grow, and this year brings some important changes to the Soviet military and policy, both abroad and at home. The issue of the 300 dead Soviet soldiers angers the military and the government greatly, and the government does what it can to address all issues of the problem. New regulations and procedures are required at ammunition and vehicle storehouses in order to prevent such drastic leakage of weapons and vehicles from disappearing. Furthermore, the central government has the NKVD search through all aspects of the military to determine who could be behind such criminal actions. A few suspected culprits are rounded up and either sent to gulags or shot, although the investigation is still ongoing. In order to deal with rebellious Poles and Finns, the Polish Occupation Zone is reformatted as a new republic within the Soviet Federal system, and the establishment of a loyal Communist government is put into place. Training of national and loyal police forces in both Finland and Poland is done to help the military deal with any incidents. It is expected with the greater regulations and higher government involvement the rebels will either cease their activity or otherwise become more easier to deal with. Domestically, the government carries on with its program of industrialization and continued modernization of the Soviet economy and military. More factories are built in varied places around the country to produce goods for both the military and the people. Technology-wise, the Soviet Union continues to march forward, eager to catch up with the rest of the world. The AK-48 assault rifle is finished this year, and after extraordinary performance in weapons trials is ordered into full production. Better tanks and now jet planes are also produced in order to keep the theory of deep operations up to date and in full effect, while experimental rocket prototypes are also constructed. More ships, namely battleships, destroyers, cruisers, submarines, and a few aircraft carriers are also built over a period of time to help the Soviet navy retain at least some degree of parity with the rest of the world. Weapons and vehicles of better quality continue to be produced, and new versions are introduced as the technology becomes available. Industrialization and general armarment of the eastern part of the Soviet Union begins, with some believing to think that war or some aggressive action may take place in the near future between the Soviet Union and Japan or China. We agree to the Japanese offer. We also begin applying some degree of pressure on Iran, restoring some degree of border fortifications along the border. A few thousand troops are sent to Iraq to help protect the Soviet ally from any regional aggression.
    • Mongolia: Mongolia continues to make some effort to modernize and industrialize, although the typically rural landscape and population has made this considerably difficult to do effectively. The military continues to train with the Soviets, and more and more Soviet surplus is provided to the Mongolian military to help them stay up to date with weapons and supplies. 
    • Finland: The military and local government joins the Soviets in trying to crack down on rebellious Finns, and efforts are also made to try to bring them back into the fold peacefully if at all possible. Rebuilding the country is still underway, and more services are being provided to the Finns with each passing month. It is hoped that through these efforts, the Soviets will be able to earn the loyalty or at the very least the obedience of the Finns and enable their sway over the country. Finnish forces with aid from the Soviets crack down hard on dissent and resistance, and the full power of the state is used to bring an end to the forces of the insurgency. 
    • Baltic Federal People's Republic: The military and police also perform a bit of a crackdown in order to prevent the sort of unrest or rebellion seen in Finland and Poland over the past few months. The government also helps the country to rebuild, another reason for the merger of the three Baltic countries. 
  • South Africa: South Africa announces that it has completed the reconstruction of Durban, and that the population of those survivors of the original nuclear attack may return to their homes and businesses. Government reimbursement packages are provided to all survivors, allowing them to return to their lives without worrying about their bills and resources. The move by the government to do this endears many to the Lutuli administration. The elections for the next South African president begins, with Deputy President Oliver Tambo leading in the polls. The 1958 election will be the first time black Africans were fully able to vote in the general elections, bringing a great source of pride to ANC members for their successes under the Smuts administration. Elsewhere, the SANEC continues its nuclear weapons program, with the 1960 deadline coming closer as time passes. Already, the designs for the weapon as well as the payload have been drawn up, but refinement of the design itself, as well as the magnitude of the explosion are been taken care of by researchers. The two additional carriers for the South African Navy, the SAS Enoch Sontonga and SAS Andries Pretorius have been completed, and deployed to the Indian Ocean Fleet. Along with the two new carriers are four submarines, two landing ships, five frigates, and eight patrol ships, which are to go toward the planned New Fleet Program of South Africa. The economic growth of the nation is estimated to be about 6.8%, while the population growth of the nation and the OAU are large are between 5-6%. The government announces that it has reached its planned goal of 90% literacy by 1960 earlier than expected. Researchers have stated that much of the progress can be credited to regular citizens teaching their family members outside of the government educational facilities, quickening the pace in which black South Africans were taught. With this, the educational budget is cut considerably, and many of the education locations shut down as they are no longer needed. With schools replacing the facilities, the government states that it will focus on increasing the standard of living in black regions, and bring them up to par with white communities in the country. Elsewhere, as the economies, industries, and militaries of the OAU member nations grow increasingly stronger, the African National Congress branches in all of the member-states begin to promote the idea of a single national union, one not based on states holding membership, but a single nation in which ethnic groups are alloted administrative divisions inside of the proposed nation. All would receive representation within the government according to their size, but all would be treated fairly and with respect due all citizens of the nation. The idea gains traction in numerous outlets throughout the OAU, which has seen remarkable integration between all of the nations within the organization over the last two and a half decades. The ANC plans to bring up the idea at the next Pan-African Congress next year.
  • Really don't see 90% literacy earlier than the late 60's or early 70's being plausible, that's a lot of territory to make literate and a lot of nations spend 30-50 years doing what youve done in like 20. Slow down -Feud
  • That's because other nations had other priorities, and I don't. The Chinese made literacy a general priority in their nation with far fewer resources than South Africa, and just a decade between the 1980s and 1990, the literacy rate grew by 10%. Also, most of my population is concentrated in a few urban regions, making management easier. Besides, I have a "small" population like you always said, so it should be incredibly easy. ~Viva
    • ​Rhodesia: The expansion of the economy into other fields continues, with more that 30% of the population employed in the industrial sector and 10% in the service sector. With the growth of integration between the OAU member-states, particularly with East Africa, the Rhodesian economy expands greatly as goods flow through the Rhodesian country, bringing business to Rhodesian cities, while taxes on the goods transported through Rhodesia fill up the government coffers. The military continues its military expansion, with several orders of military equipment requested by the Rhodesian Defense Forces.
    • Angola: The northern half of Angola begins to catch up with southern Angola, as industrialists begin to move into the northern cities in search of prime real estate, as well as businessmen looking to establish new factories and shopping outlets for the increasingly larger disposable wages of the local population. Education continues to remain a government priority, however, the government seeks to expand the local infrastructure as a matter of course.
    • East Africa: With tribalism having been largely crushed thanks to the introduction modern society in many regions of East Africa by the British and the OAU after it, the government is able to begin investing into the growing cities of the country, which are witnessing a large influx of residents moving into the urban regions of the nation. The integration of East Africa into the rest of the OAU is largely considered complete by OAU advisors and the East African government officials. Several thousands of miles of rail and paved road cross the Rhodesian-East African border, while several ports in East Africa regularly trade with the ports of Cape Town, Durban, and Luanda. The military of East Africa itself regularly trains with the OAU military forces, and shared military equipment deals have already been signed by the East African government and the governments of the OAU member-states, making East Africa a full-fledged member of the politico-economic organization. Literacy programs continues as the government's increasingly larger budget allows it to invest more fully into the program, though other republics such as Rhodesia and South Africa also assist in the investment program.

1958.0

  • Thailand: Thailand continues to build up the military. Infrastructure is improved and repaired, and some new roadways are built.
  • Pakistan: Realizing we are far behind in politics, we are rearming and wish to establish good relations with the USSR and China. We are growing suspicious of the European powers and Morocco and are trying to get rid of the religion drawback. We are also trying to eliminate poverty. Spies sent to Germany and USGN. New leadership change.
    • Iran Dip: Offer a trade deal and arms along a defensive alliance against India.
    • 'Pakistan: Agreed. Want to start a nuclear program together?
    • Iran Dip: Considering the world situation, we accept.
  • Republic of Turkey: Necdet Ozul, the fourth President of Turkey actively sought to westernize Turkey and implemented a series of laws for the Turks to disband their backward practices and embrace the modern world. However, unlike Mustafa Kemal; the new Premier did not call for the people to give up on religion and maintained a link between religion and the state. Keen on establishing Turkey as a major economic power in Europe in his very own way, he practiced high level of state intervention in the economics. Having invested a total of 5% of the Turkish GDP into education, the literacy rate in the nation has rose to 85%. This had a massive increase upon the size of those qualified in the workforce, and allowed Turkey to expand upon its automotive, agricultural, armament and shipbuilding industries. The profit gained from expanding these industries led to the development of a general mindset to focus upon these four industries as four pillars that would support Turkey as it marched forward. The automotive and shipbuilding industries in Turkey were particularly concentrated in the Aegean and Marmara region. In constrast to that, the armament industry and the agricultural industry were more widespread in Anatolia. Indeed, other industries in Turkey was also given equal important such included the Turkish textile industry which was amongst the top in the world and the Turkish mineral industry which proved quite beneficial in maintaining Turkey self-sufficient for minerals whilst catering the needs of the neighbouring states. Communication and transport played a major role, and a major railroad system was completed which linked linked the entire state of Turkey, and now preparations were made to construct roadways and highways as well as a major bridge across the Bosporus. This also led to large scale urbanization, particularly in Thrace, Macedonia and Western Anatolia, which were now amongst the most urbanized areas in Turkey. In comparison, Central and Eastern Anatolia were largely rural although major development programs over the past few years led to massive increase in urbanization; and particularly led to largescale immigration of Turks which drastically decreased the Kurd dominancy maintained over Eastern Anatolia. As far as energy was concerned, oil deposits discovered in Eastern Thrace and Northern Anatolian coast were mined. Turkey, in particular was a large producer of lignite which was largely mined from Eastern Anatolia. Major gas deposits were also discovered in the Levantine Basin. However, the adequate mining equipment had yet not been provided. However, also keen on acquiring a source of energy which would be renewable; major dams were constructed throughout Turkey. Of significant notice was the Karababa Dam constructed the Euphrates and Tigris rivers. The Central Bank of Turkey and the Istanbul Stock Exchange were established primarily to look over the stock exchange rate, and secure government funds and Turkish reserves as well as grant heavy interest loans to major private companies who sought to invest in Turkey. Meanwhile, with heavy crime and the need to maintain law and order within the cities; the Federal Espionage and Security Force [FESF] was established which acted as a police force to look over crime, corruption and tax evasion and were directly answerable to the Turkish Premier. The FESF also served to launch counterintelligence missions as well as a propaganda force by keeping the media and press under their very control, and had a total size of 10,000 with the FESF depending largely on informants who were not counted. The Turkish Armed Forces stood at 200,000, the Air force at 100,000 and the Marine Corps at 50,000 which kept the Turkish Peacetime Force at 350,000 whilst a reserve force of 200,000 was maintained. The headquarters of the Turkish fleet were established at the Golden Horn and the Turkish fleet expanded to include 80 ships and two fleet carriers, TCG Derman and TCG Solmaz. Moreover, in an attempt to exert Turkish control over the seas, the navy initiated patrols over the Aegean Sea, the Bosporus Straits, the Black Sea and the Gulf of Iskenderun. Along the same time, the WWI era Turkish aircraft was quickly replaced with the modern MiG-15 Jet fighters as well as the Yenilmez Y-III Bomber. These aircraft were far superior to those previous used, possibly the best in Europe and offered greater speeds, wider field of view, better accuracy, etc, and the presence of such technology allowed Turkey to construct prototypes of their own. The total size of the Turkish air force was maintained at 700 aircraft. The Turkish infantry was heavily armed with Soviet AK-48 whilst the armoured divisions used tanks of Soviet nature. This allowed Turkey to quickly close in on the technological gap that existed in terms of automotive, as it had soon built the Atlay IV tank which served as a modern tank. However, it was maintained that T-34s and T-55s also served along with the Atlay IV in the battlefield. The Turkish armament factories initiated mass production of the Atlay IV tank as well as AK-48 rifles which were re-engineered to serve Turkish interests. Meanwhile, Turkish scientists made significant progress into nuclear research as an adequate amount of funding was given by the government. General Necdet Özel took a hardline stance against the opponents of Turkey and demanded immediate withdrawal of Irani troops from near the border with Iraq. Along the same time, Turkish influence rapidly grew in Syria as the nation was now totally surrounded by Turkey and Communist Iraq [Turn Two of Six]. 
    • Turkish Dominion of Greece: The new Governor, Ioannis Rallis announced the creation of Greece Law Enforcement Force consisting of 30,000 police officers which would serve to maintain order in the nation. Under his leadership, the militarist policies of the former leadership were completely abandoned and the government funded more upon advancing the Greek agrarian economy, expanding the industry and developing the poor living conditions in Greece. This allowed Greece to rapidly develop itself with massive healthcare and welfare reforms which led to Greece having an HDI much greater than that of Turkey itself. Moreover, he supported large-scale immigration of Turks who by now constituted 25% of the populace. Athens is reconstructed with new infrastructural reforms brought forward. 
    • Turkish Dominion of Cyprus: In Cyprus, merchant shipping was largely promoted due to its proximity to the Suez Canal, and the port of Famagusta acted as a major port in Eastern Mediterranean. The Cypriot economy largely depended upon export of agricultural goods which was promoted and tourism maintained a major role in the economy. Moreover, the strategic position of Cyprus allowed Turkey to establish complete control over Eastern Mediterranean Sea. Meanwhile, military bases were constructed at various locations throughout the island and a minimum military force of 10,000 soldiers was maintained. 
    • Turkish Dominion of Lebanon: In Beirut, many Turkish and Greek capitalists found refuge as Lebanon was found to be a financial safe haven. Due to the general free market maintained by the Maronite government, as well as the laissez-faire commercial tradition and bank secrecy; Lebanon attracted great attention was numerous businessmen and capitalists who had sought to escape the state intervention practiced in Turkey. This certainly advanced and developed the position of Lebanon as a major banking hub and entrepot in Turkey, particularly due to their strategic position in the Levantine Basin. This sent ripples as the Beirut Stock Exchange saw rise much greater than it had previously experienced under French rule. Apart from banking, tourism played a major role in Lebanon and the Lebanese winery attracted thousands of people from the Middle East. The Turks having been aware of the delicate ethnic nature of Lebanon were keenly on not provoking any group. However, economic co-operation was largely maintained with the Maronites and the Sunnis dominating the coastline. In contrast, the Shi'ite were largely enlisted into the military. Other changes introduced by Turkey included laws regarding money laundering and minor restrictions on capital movement out of Lebanon. A law of particular notice was the Turkish attempt to increase Muslim representation in the Maronite-dominated government. This law was largely passed to appease the Muslim populace but surely, the Maronites continued to play a big hand so they were not particularly antagonized either. 
    • Turkish Overseas Military Establishment: Military bases were constructed at Nablu and at Jordanian border with Egypt beside the Mediterranean Sea. At these military bases, a total of 6000 troops were deployed. Along the same time, naval bases were constructed at Tel Aviv and Haifa where 500 marines and 20 ships were sent. The presence of such bases at strategic positions thus allowed Turkey to conjure greater control over the Mediterranean Sea as well maintain proximity with Saudi Arabia and the Suez Canal. Meanwhile, Turkey initiates uranium mining and a railroad is constructed to the port city of Haifa.
      • ​Iran Dip: Our troops are just numerous enough to defend and pose no threat to Iraq, in addition no troops cross the frontier, we will maintain enough troops to defend our territory but propose a non-aggression pact of ten years to reassure you.
      • Turkish Diplomacy: Turkey would be willing to facilitate a non-aggression pact between Iran and Iraq. 
      • Pakistan: We would like to establish good relations with Turkey.
      • Turkish Diplomacy: Turkey extends a hand of friendship to Pakistan, and General Necdet Ozel visits Pakistan.
      • Pakistan Dip: We and Iran have started a nuclear program together. Want to join?
  • Morocco: Morocco continues to improve our economy and build up our military. Talks about Spain ceding Spanish protectorate in Northern Morocco and Spanish Sahara to Morocco continues. With accepted free trade agreements with Iran and Germany, Morocco begins as well westernize the nation and turning soon a few years later into an regional power. More railways and roads are built by Moroccan Transport Network, with a few highways are built between largest cities only. Population continues to grow. Military bases were constructed at Algerian border to remain defense from upcoming Algerian invasions. At military bases, more then 500 soldiers and ten tanks are deployed.
  • USGN: Mil and eco. The Me Drachen and the Me F-53 production continues, but it's still minor as the Germans are the ones mainly producing (German engineering, FTW). The economy continues to flourish and grow, as the ports of Rotterdam and Antwerp have their strongest year since the creation of the Republic. The government is celebrated for the fact that since the revolution the economy, military and industry have made very big growths. The nation mourns as Raadspensionaris Jan de Wit passes away this year, and Tim Klaassen is elected as the new Raadspensionaris, with a convincing 85% of the votes, steamrolling the other candidates. Klaassen is said to be de Wit's protege. Griffin finishes, but new recruits are also being trained. Griffin was the name for the Project, but the project is finished and now there is an elite unit of soldiers, called the LOC (League of Champions). Spies are sent to France, Turkey and Britannica. We offer Germany 10.000 soldiers to help with their occupation.
  • Saudi Arabia: Military and economy improve. With the discovery of oil, the Saudi economy continues to grow. We continue to ask for nations to engage in development deals for oil, and oil-based infrastructure continues to grow. Industry continues to grow at a slow rate. Research into modern weaponry begins. Military stands at 115,000 men, not including 10,000 German "Volunteers" under employment of the Saudi Government. Naval expansion continues. The Saudi military continues to purchase arms from Germany, arming the expanding military with G3s and German made tanks. The Air force and navy are expanded as well, with new naval vessels being slated for creation in 1958. The Air force is reformed, scrapping older planes and replacing them with newer jets and bombers. King Saud takes the throne, and continues to increase the military's power. The Saudis begin to push their oil prices down to undercut Egyptian and Brazilian Oil. Saudi Troops being moving in the Northern area of the country. The Arabian Shield Force is formed among the nations of Arabia. We also assure Turkey that its Iraqi allies will be unharmed. Talks of Federating with Kuwait, Qatar and Bahrain begin, though Saudi Arabia is hesitant to do so yet. Saudi Arabia forms the Arabic Shield Force with Yemen, UAE, Kuwait, and Qatar. This allows Saudi Arabia to draft troops from across the bloc into the Saudi Military into the Saudi Foreign Legion. An additional 10,000 troops are located on the Jordanian border, and the Saudi Navy is activated in the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman to deter Iranian aggression. The Saudis, following Egypt's "betrayal" of MECO, declares support for Sudan. (Retcon, this is Egypt brought back into MECO)
    • Kingdom of Greater Yemen: The military and economy improve. The nation sees a relative increase in its industry, mostly in the Oil Section. Military stands at 55,000 men. Improvements in military tech continue as well, using weapon blueprints to produce arms for the military. With Aden now under the  Yemeni government, the nation celebrates. The capital is relocated to Aden.
    • Kingdom of Kuwait: The nation sees an economic growth, using the large amount of oil in the region to sell off to foreign powers. The nations military sees an expansion to 2000 men, armed with newly purchased G3s. The nation continues to develop its industry.
    • Kingdom of Qatar: The Qatari oil industry is in full bloom as the nation begins to extract the large reserves of Natural gas and oil. A small military force of 800 men is formed. 
    • Kingdom of Bahrain: Relatively unshaped by the war, the new nation of Bahrain grows under the guidance of the Saudis. A small military force of 1000 men is formed. Preparations to create an oil industry on the island begin, though it is expected to be tiny due to the nation's small size.
    • The United Arab Emirates: Expands its military and economy.
    • Pakistan Dip: We wish to establish good relations and obtain some oil.
  • Hungary: Hungary develops the economy and military. The military currently consists of 350,000 men, as conscription ends. The majority of Hungary's troops are located on the border with Romania. Miklós Horthy was overthrown many years ago, and Charles II became King of Hungary. The government purchases several public transportation businesses. (Economy and military turn)
  • Soviet Union: The Soviet Union continues to expand and grow, and this year brings some important changes to the Soviet military and policy, both abroad and at home. The issue of the 300 dead Soviet soldiers angers the military and the government greatly, and the government does what it can to address all issues of the problem. New regulations and procedures are required at ammunition and vehicle storehouses in order to prevent such drastic leakage of weapons and vehicles from disappearing. Furthermore, the central government has the NKVD search through all aspects of the military to determine who could be behind such criminal actions. A few suspected culprits are rounded up and either sent to gulags or shot, although the investigation is still ongoing. In order to deal with rebellious Poles and Finns, the Polish Occupation Zone is reformatted as a new republic within the Soviet Federal system, and the establishment of a loyal Communist government is put into place. Training of national and loyal police forces in both Finland and Poland is done to help the military deal with any incidents. It is expected with the greater regulations and higher government involvement the rebels will either cease their activity or otherwise become more easier to deal with. Domestically, the government carries on with its program of industrialization and continued modernization of the Soviet economy and military. More factories are built in varied places around the country to produce goods for both the military and the people. Technology-wise, the Soviet Union continues to march forward, eager to catch up with the rest of the world. The AK-48 assault rifle is finished this year, and after extraordinary performance in weapons trials is ordered into full production. Better tanks and now jet planes are also produced in order to keep the theory of deep operations up to date and in full effect, while experimental rocket prototypes are also constructed. More ships, namely battleships, destroyers, cruisers, submarines, and a few aircraft carriers are also built over a period of time to help the Soviet navy retain at least some degree of parity with the rest of the world. Weapons and vehicles of better quality continue to be produced, and new versions are introduced as the technology becomes available. Industrialization and general armarment of the eastern part of the Soviet Union begins, with some believing to think that war or some aggressive action may take place in the near future between the Soviet Union and Japan or China. We agree to the Japanese offer. We also begin applying some degree of pressure on Iran, restoring some degree of border fortifications along the border. A few thousand troops are sent to Iraq to help protect the Soviet ally from any regional aggression.
    • Mongolia: Mongolia continues to make some effort to modernize and industrialize, although the typically rural landscape and population has made this considerably difficult to do effectively. The military continues to train with the Soviets, and more and more Soviet surplus is provided to the Mongolian military to help them stay up to date with weapons and supplies. 
    • Finland: The military and local government joins the Soviets in trying to crack down on rebellious Finns, and efforts are also made to try to bring them back into the fold peacefully if at all possible. Rebuilding the country is still underway, and more services are being provided to the Finns with each passing month. It is hoped that through these efforts, the Soviets will be able to earn the loyalty or at the very least the obedience of the Finns and enable their sway over the country. Finnish forces with aid from the Soviets crack down hard on dissent and resistance, and the full power of the state is used to bring an end to the forces of the insurgency. 
    • Baltic Federal People's Republic: The military and police also perform a bit of a crackdown in order to prevent the sort of unrest or rebellion seen in Finland and Poland over the past few months. The government also helps the country to rebuild, another reason for the merger of the three Baltic countries. 
    • Pakistan Dip: Wish to establish good relations and want to acquire soviet weapons.
  • Mesoamerica: Continues to focus on the construction of the canal, which progresses fairly well. Its vassals improve military and economy, and Mayan continues to spread.
  • South Africa: South Africa continues its development of its nuclear weapons program, with several bomb shells already produced and ready to go once the nuclear designs have been finalized. The weaponization of the SANEC's seven tons of stockpiled fissile material begins, and ard already being shipped out to the testing sites. Elsewhere, the census indicates that the population has grown by 5-6% throughout the nation, while the economy has grown by 8% this year. The expansion of the military in response to the larger population has necessitated the mobilization of additional troops to support the larger national population. The armed forces are expanded to a total of 827,463 active personnel, while the official number of reservists is 1,295,022 men between the ages of 18 and 45. The military budget is also expanded in accordance with the larger size of the military. The literacy program continues with an aim to reach 90% literacy by 1975. The Pan-African Congress is held in the city of Johannesburg, where the ANC touts the idea of an ethnic federation known as the African Union, where all African groups will be represented equally within a single nation that shall represent, defend, and enrich all of its citizens as a single unit. The idea gains traction with many of the OAU state representatives, who draw up what the government of the OAU calls the "Pathway to Unity 1965". Based on the integration of the OAU member-states over the last couple of years, many agree that the idea is both feasible and practical, and President Lutuli of South Africa officially sponsors the idea. The expansion of the South African middle class takes priority in many areas of corporate society. As more and more South Africans find themselves with greater amounts of disposable income, corporate South Africa moves to find ways of increasing the amount of South Africans spending their wages on their products. Many corporate analysts note that one out of every twenty South Africans owns a car, and one out of every thirty-five South Africans owns a television. This leads to the move to develop televised commercials to hawk new products directly to the middle class population in their homes. Many suggest that the advertising market will become a major industry in the South African economy in the coming years. The South African Navy receives seven new submarines, two cruisers and three destroyers in line with the New Fleet Program's goals.
    • ​Rhodesia: Rhodesia witnesses a boom in its middle-class population, its growth credited to the major industries churning out mass-produced items for consumption by the masses. Combined with the larger wages and disposible income of the populace, Rhodesia has been classed as a high-income nation within the OAU. The military of Rhodesia is expanded to protect the nation and its growing wealth, with a total of 318,527 active personnel and 578,393 reservists in service with the Rhodesian Defense Forces. Several new electronics factories are opened in the state of Malawi, providing new jobs to the men and women moving out of the countryside and into the cities. Demographic experts indicate that more than 40% of the population of Rhodesia reside in the urban areas of the nation, a tread that has been increasing ever since Rhodesia joined the Union of Southern African Nations, the predecessor to the OAU. The construction of a nuclear power plant outside the town of Kaoma is underway. The government seeks to increase the energy production in Rhodesia with the planned nuclear power plant, which will provide energy for more than 50,000 homes in the surrounding region. Rhodesia's government states its support for the planned African ethnic federation, pledging to back the idea to the fullest extent possible. As with the rest of the OAU, the Rhodesian government believes this federation is vital to Africa's future.
    • Angola: The education of the northern Angolan population continues as usual, with more than 45% of the northern population possessing the ability to read and write according to modern Western standards. The expansion of the transportation network continues, with most of the nation possessing more than 75,000 km of paved roads. As with Rhodesia, experts state that the trend of mass urbanization can be witnessed in Angola. With the already highly developed south combined with the increasingly industrializing north, more than 55% of the population reside in the cities of Angola. The military of Angola is expanded to 195,262 active personnel, and 106,245 reservists. The Angolan Navy is delievered seven frigates and twelve patrol boats in accordance to the government's desire to secure its shores against potential assaults by foreign enemies.
    • East Africa: East Africa continues its development programs, though it is proceding considerably slower than in the other areas of the OAU. Only 20% of the population reside in cities and towns, while less than 30% of the population is literate. The military of East Africa is expanded to a force of 223,114 active personnel and 1,562,897 reservists, as the armed forces bank on the nation's large population of young men looking for work. As the farming process in East Africa becomes increasingly more industrialized, the need to look for employment outside of the agricultural sector leads to the request by President Jomo Kenyatta to the OAU to encourage businesses in South Africa and Rhodesia to invest in East Africa. The request is accepted by the OAU, and the government officially begins to offer incentives to major corporations who build factories, industrial complexes and financial centers in East Africa. At hearing of the aim to build an ethnic federation of African member states, Jomo Kenyatta and his deputy Julius Nerere, voice their support for the idea, stating that a nation based on ethnic representation is more in line with what Africa needs for uniquely African problems.
  • UPR: The government looks into modernizing the navy, and the Army looks for a new tank design. The economy continues to improve as the government encourages domestic companies to work with foreign companies to bring goods in. The government watches South Africa with concern and some government agencies consider increasing the military numbers. Development of a new fighter jet continues, with plans to reveal it by 1960 and have it in production by 1962.
  • In the United States these things happen: military, economy recovers, nukes, ICBMs, Nationalist Party grows, Warren administration is failing, etc. Nuclear power, submarines, boats, carriers, destroyers, planes, jets, rockets, space. Race equality struggle continues. Nothing else of note.
    • Mexico military economy.

1958.5

  • Thailand: Thailand continues to build up the military. Infrastructure is improved and repaired, and some new roadways are built.
  • Pakistan Dip: Wish to establish trade and an alliance.
  • Pakistan:Recruiting has gone well, as the armed forces' troops number 40000(including reserves), and military continues to build up. A new president was elected: Jama Tel Lima. Infrastructure is also improved. We are now a powerful regional power in the area in and around India and we plan to invade Afghanistan. ,Meanwhile, we continue to mine for uranium. New nuclear program started. It's proceding extremely slowly, though. Estimates say we will make our first bomb in 1991 at the current rate. New design for tank and jet fighters commissioned, and we are building a carrier which is estimated to be completed in 1965. It's a medium big carrier.
    • ​Two of those are total "Hell No's" specifically because colonialism is over, and you can't build nuclear subs yet. On top of that, 30% of your population in the military is ridiculous, not happening. -Feud
    • What about 5%, hmm? or 10%? or 15%?
    • I did the math like you asked me to and it still doesn't change the fact nations don't mobilize that amount of manpower for any time other than a Great War of which you're currently not in. The average force is about 2-3% and even that is a little high these days. The modern US military is not even at that and is the world's most powerful military. - Feud
    • The Pakistan population is small but what evs. I replace it ... but that strict attitude... gives me the shivers (brr)
    • Anyway, I replaced it. I am not removing the line through it unless you say I can
  • Brazil: The nation of Brazil continues to develop the South American Union's various institutions - particularly its economic commission and the conjoined Security forces. The Brazilian military, in particular, begins heavy training of the Venezuelan and Colombian militaries to be up-to-par with the Brazilian armed forces in terms of training. Overall, the Brazilian military currently maintains the lion's share of the military force of the South American Union but with the training of reserves, and active forces in other countries, the Brazilian military prepares these militaries to form and fight as a cohesive military force. The Brazilian economy also continues to show positive growth as the opening of the South American Union - with even easier trade access - allows for a relatively cheap or free flow of goods between all nations removing various trade barriers that once choked out a good amount of Brazilian profit to be made in other South American countries. Brazil, however, also respects the economies of various SAU nations looking to come up with a comprehensive series of agreements to keep all these sectors in all nations profitable and to prevent all out dominance by one nation over another in a common industrial production sector. Specialized resources, however, are left up to the host nation due to their relative difficulty in that kind of regulation. The Brazilian military continues extensive development of rocketry and missile technology. This does also culminate in other developments particularly in its cruise missiles. The city of Brasilia continues construction with the satellite towns and cities gaining their funding for development. Kubitschek's industrial reforms continue to show intense growth in Brazil's industrial sectors beginning to put it in league with some other great powers and in general exceeding a few others. The Brazilian navy continues to replace its older ships with newer more modern ships, or they are converted to the newer models with the updated technology. The Brazilian air force continues adding new aircraft keeping its modern air force up to date and expanding its strategic bombing force as it now wields nearly 75 nuclear weapons of strategic and tactical capacities. The Brazilian Navy officially commissions its first Fleet carrier for the Pacific fleet, the Getulio Vargas, which deploys with a battlegroup to Buenaventura in Colombia with that base now being able to house the Brazilian Carrier Group. Brazil also finishes the connections of various metro stations across the southern coastal portions of Brazil connecting various cities with some internal expansion still to come
    • Venezuela: The nation of Venezuela continues development as its population and economic advance further. The Industrial development also continues in earnest with significant industrial development coming, too. The Venezuelan military continues training with its Brazilian allies and more or less begins a modernization campaign to give Venezuela a respectable navy, and a modern army worth noting. The Venezuelan government in particular begins a major push acquiring modern arms by a good amount officially beginning the modernization project. The Venezuelan economy continues to develop towards a common market.
    • Colombia: Colombia continues to develop with its own specific industries beginning to develop as well. The Colombian oil also continues but not on the par of Venezuela. The Colombians in general show a positive economic growth but are relatively shocked by Venezuela's astounding growth with only a predicted 5% coming out of Colombia this year. The Colombian military also begins to add military shipbuilding capabilities - particularly in Buenaventura. The Colombian Army shows notable trained improvement with the aid of Brazilian forces. Colombia continues work on strengthening its economy for accession to the unified Currency in the next few years.
  • Morocco: Morocco continues to improve its economy and build up military. Talks about Spain ceding Spanish protectorate in Northern Morocco and Spanish Sahara to Morocco continues. Morocco continues to westernize the nation and population continues to grow. More railways and roads are built by Moroccan Transport Network, with a few highways are built between largest cities only. The country is home to three major Berber languages of the family: Tarifit, Tamazight and Tashelhit. Berber has lived in Morocco for 2200 years, until Arabic came into use as before official language of Morocco before 1958. Now the Moroccan government, one of the Berber languages, Tamazight, has accepted to become an official language and Moroccan Arabic is removed from the list as Turkey and Iran did. At military bases in Algerian border, more then 500 soldiers and ten tanks are deployed. New designs for tank and jet fighters are commissioned and began building its designed tanks and jet fighters, named the rainbow design.
  • German Reich: The Me Drachen and Me F-53 continue to replace the older jets which are sold to other countries aligned with Germany. The Me B-53takes its place as Germany's main strategic bomber for the Luftwaffe. The Panzer Leopard I enters large scale production to replace the Panzer V. To complete the mechanization of the infantry the final APC models are completed and production of the P-53 , and P126 begins. Choppers are also produced in large quantities to aid ground forces. The G3, MP5 and MG53 are produced in massive amounts to replace the aging equipment from the 1940s. New anti-tank weapons enter development as well to answer the growing need for greater firepower. Development of tactical artillery begins, with a prototype for a nuclear artillery piece being developed. Naval expansion continues to meet the demands for coastal protection and to protect German interests abroad. Production of IRBM's and nuclear warheads begins in earnest, and development of ICBMs begins. Germany makes a name for itself on the 4th of April when it sends the Hanz von Stein, a descendant of the Napoleonic era hero, becomes the first man to go into space. The moment is recorded on film. The computer continues to grow in importance for the military and the BND as its data storage capacities greatly exceeds expectations and other uses are discovered such as quicker communication. Development of more modern stealth fighters begin. Medical research continues as breakthroughs continue. The nuclear powerplant becomes active producing energy for a majority of the city, It is recognized as the first commercial nuclear power plant in the world, plans to build three more in Munich, Berlin and Vienna are made. Construction of a monorail connecting Essen to Berlin begins as the first bullet train in the world. The Universities of Berlin, Vienna and Munich increase funding for research in engineering, medicine, and physics to continue developing Germany's strong academic tradition and maintain Germany's place in the world as a leader in innovation. At the University of Berlin research into lasers begin. Cultural development continues as the democratization of the Reich comes to an end. The once powerful aristocracy slowly start to fade into the background of German politics as they become another interest group backing the conservative coalition. Many landowners and Industrialists begin modernizing their means of production to better exploit Germany's growing position within the global economy. More factories and service companies open up creating jobs for thousands in areas previously ignored. Groups like Mauser-Mannlicher, Heckler and Koch, Krupp, and Bundeswagen continue to expand their shares in their respective market abroad. Efforts to incorporate Elbes-Lothringen's infrastructure begin, the region remains under occupation. However, curfew is relaxed and the occupation forces are told to be courteous to the locals.  As Germany's economic interests in the Middle East a group of industrialists from Hamburg, Essen and Berlin begin looking at the long forgotten Baghdad railway, a project abandoned by Germany in the aftermath of the great war. Adapting this idea the group conceives a new more ambitious project known as the Euro-Arabia connection, a transportation system that would directly link Saudi Arabia and the growing oil industry there with the Central Europe's largest industrial sectors. Despite the desire for this the group lacks the authority or influence to pull this off at the moment and goes to the government in Berlin to try to get political support. The Reichstag and high command take a great interest in the proposition and plans are made to begin talks with the governments of the Netherlands, Switzerland and Saudi Arabia to try to work out the groundwork for project of such a scale, feelers are also sent out to the governments of Turkey, Syria, Palestine, and Hungary to find out their position on such an endeavour. After years of lobbying and close relations Prague finally falls in line with Germany signing the Prague convention tying Czechoslovakia to the Reich and establishing a joint military structure. The BND continues expanding its intelligence web abroad with greater focus being placed in the volatile Middle East, in the Balkans and in China. With recent developments in Turkey BND activities there are temporarily put on hold while Germany begins employing third parties to collect information within Turkey to aviod diplomatic issues.  With the French bombing of South Africa, Berlin passes a law that allows for the construction of a series of underground bunkers meant to protect Germans in case of a nuclear attack. As the British and American economies enter recession Germany takes advantage to fill in the gap in the global economy. International flights to other major German allies and trading partners begin. Trade with Scandinavia increases extensively with the signing of free trade agreements.  Investments in Brazil, Saudi Arabia, China, and throughout Central Europe increase as the German economy starts to gain momentum and the need for branching out increases. With the growing strength of Fascism in the Middle East, the German government starts to slowly review its previous anti-Communist stance as it has been proven that the Soviet Union no longer has ambitions in Europe. In private, delegates go to Moscow to discuss a possible secret anti-Fascist alliance to counter the growing Hong Kong Pact.  Taking advantage of the unrest in Sudan German operatives offer to supply arms and advisors to the sudan to help combat the Egyptians (mod response, please). Germany offers a hand of friendship to Morocco and offers them an arms and free trade agreement (mod response, please). Berlin requests that Brazilian officials help them develop regulations for international lights between the Reich and Brazil.  Germany offers Italy a free trade agreement (mod response, please).
    • ​Czechoslovakia: The sizeable German minority living in Czechoslovakia cheer as they now have a much greater in the management of the country. Despite the fear of some politicians German representative give their word that Germany will not annex Czechoslovakia and they will retain their identity as a sovereign state, albeit one tied to Berlin. With the establishment of an economic union plans to expand the Iron Rhine and EuroRail to Prague, Brno and other major Czechoslovakian cities are made. The Czech army begins a period of modernization along German lines, as the G3 becomes the main rifle, and the Leopard and Drachen are choosing for the main war machines of the state. Integration of the Bohemian industrial sector with Germany's SIlesian area begins as widespread investment from German capitalists begins. The Reichmark is adopted as the national currency, raising the average pay by quite a bit.
    • Military District of the Balkans: Following the collapse of Yugoslavia the entirety of the former kingdom is turned into an occupation zone by the Germans. Trials continue as members of the previous regime are tried for war crimes. While many see it as Justice more consider it a victor's justice and an effort to gain popularity amongst the Croats and Bosniaks. The Chetniks are declared an illegal organization and anyone thought to be hiding members will be held without trial. Raising of local bosniak troops to help occupy Serbian majority areas. Germans living in Former Yugoslavia (numbering about 500,000) are relocated to Carinthia for their own protection and granted large compensation for loss of property paid for by the money collected from Belgrade after it fell to German forces. Former Yugoslav soldiers (exclusively Serbian because of previous player's actions) are confined to internment camps for the time being. Recruitment of Bosniaks to serve as BND Operatives begin with the promise of large payments, many sign up and they are employed to help spy in the Middle East. Croatia is granted independence as the Free State of Croatia.
    • Free State of Croatia: The Croatian nation is declared after talks with Germany come to a conclusion. To secure relations between Croatia and Germany the Treaty of Zagrab is signed allowing Germany to move troops through Croatia, and the Croat state enters an economic union with Germany. The Croat state begins purchasing weapons from Gemrany to outfit their new army. Religious freedom is declared and cultural autonomy is granted to the Muslims as promised by German officials. To separate itself from the Serbian state Croatian schools begin teaching on the basis that they are Illyrians and not slavs like the Serbians. Despite the promise of religious tolerance anti-orthodox policies are carried out forbidden the Serbians orthodox public worship. 
  • UPR: The military continues to develop a new fighter jet. It is sped up to keep with modern technology. Work on homing rockets begin to increase their offensive capability. The government looks into completely overhauling the Army and the Air Force. The economy continues to improve. The government continues to work with the SAC on economical issues and supports Brazil moving a carrier fleet to the Pacific Ocean. The Navy looks to increase the number of aircraft carriers.
  • In the United States these things happen: military, economy recovers, nukes, ICBMs, Nationalist Party grows, Warren administration is failing, etc. Satellite. Signals from space. Nuclear power, submarines, boats, carriers, destroyers, planes, jets, rockets, space. Race equality struggle continues. Nothing else of note.
    • Mexico: military economy.
  • Hungary: Hungary develops the economy and military. The military currently consists of 350,000 men, as conscription ends. The majority of Hungary's troops are located on the border with Romania. Miklós Horthy was overthrown many years before, and Charles II became King of Hungary. The government purchases several public transportation businesses. (Economy and military turn)
  • Soviet Union: The Soviet Union continues to expand and grow, and this year brings some important changes to the Soviet military and policy, both abroad and at home. The issue of the 300 dead Soviet soldiers angers the military and the government greatly, and the government does what it can to address all issues of the problem. New regulations and procedures are required at ammunition and vehicle storehouses in order to prevent such drastic leakage of weapons and vehicles from disappearing. Furthermore, the central government has the NKVD search through all aspects of the military to determine who could be behind such criminal actions. A few suspected culprits are rounded up and either sent to gulags or shot, although the investigation is still ongoing. In order to deal with rebellious Poles and Finns, the Polish Occupation Zone is reformatted as a new republic within the Soviet Federal system, and the establishment of a loyal Communist government is put into place. Training of national and loyal police forces in both Finland and Poland is done to help the military deal with any incidents. It is expected with the greater regulations and higher government involvement the rebels will either cease their activity or otherwise become more easier to deal with. Domestically, the government carries on with its program of industrialization and continued modernization of the Soviet economy and military. More factories are built in varied places around the country to produce goods for both the military and the people. Technology-wise, the Soviet Union continues to march forward, eager to catch up with the rest of the world. The AK-48 assault rifle is finished this year, and after extraordinary performance in weapons trials is ordered into full production. Better tanks and now jet planes are also produced in order to keep the theory of deep operations up to date and in full effect, while experimental rocket prototypes are also constructed. More ships, namely battleships, destroyers, cruisers, submarines, and a few aircraft carriers are also built over a period of time to help the Soviet navy retain at least some degree of parity with the rest of the world. Weapons and vehicles of better quality continue to be produced, and new versions are introduced as the technology becomes available. Industrialization and general armarment of the eastern part of the Soviet Union begins, with some believing to think that war or some aggressive action may take place in the near future between the Soviet Union and Japan or China. We agree to the Japanese offer. We also begin applying some degree of pressure on Iran, restoring some degree of border fortifications along the border. A few thousand troops are sent to Iraq to help protect the Soviet ally from any regional aggression. Pakistan's offer is accepted.
    • Mongolia: Mongolia continues to make some effort to modernize and industrialize, although the typically rural landscape and population has made this considerably difficult to do effectively. The military continues to train with the Soviets, and more and more Soviet surplus is provided to the Mongolian military to help them stay up to date with weapons and supplies. 
    • Finland: The military and local government joins the Soviets in trying to crack down on rebellious Finns, and efforts are also made to try to bring them back into the fold peacefully if at all possible. Rebuilding the country is still underway, and more services are being provided to the Finns with each passing month. It is hoped that through these efforts, the Soviets will be able to earn the loyalty or at the very least the obedience of the Finns and enable their sway over the country. Finnish forces with aid from the Soviets crack down hard on dissent and resistance, and the full power of the state is used to bring an end to the forces of the insurgency. 
    • Baltic Federal People's Republic: The military and police also perform a bit of a crackdown in order to prevent the sort of unrest or rebellion seen in Finland and Poland over the past few months. The government also helps the country to rebuild, another reason for the merger of the three Baltic countries. 
    • Pakistan Dip: Pakistan guarantees that Iran will not invade Iraq, and promises to attack Iran if it does for any reason.
  • Mesoamerica: Continues to focus on the construction of the canal, which progresses fairly well. Its vassals improve military and economy, and Mayan continues to spread. The canal is expected to be finished in 1960.
  • Hungary: Hungary develops the economy and military. The military currently consists of 350,000 men, as conscription ends. We withdraw all troops from the Romanian border. Miklós Horthy was overthrown many years before, and Charles II became King of Hungary. The government purchases several public transportation businesses. (Economy and military turn)

1959.0

  • Pakistan: A small experimantal carrier was launched. It's not capable of carrying a lot of aircraft, but it's a start. We have acquired some weapons from Iran, and are currently waiting for a response from the country I sent dips to (Saudi Arabia). More uranium mining. A contest is being held for a nuclear-bomb capable bomber. No entries yet. (question for the mods: when can I have nukes? (or is it too early to determine)). Protests in the streets for Kashmir (is that what it's called?) independence. Very minor though. New tank design in half production. Pakistan plans to make a jet fighter. T-54 tanks acquired from USSR and the new AK48. We have also acquired MiGs (Q for mods: can I make an existing NPC country a vassal? (I'm new)) We wish to acquire Atlay IV tanks. We inproved military and infrastructure. The carrier will be built in 1961.
  • Thailand: Thailand continues to build up the military. Infrastructure is improved and repaired, and some new roadways are built. Thailand, after some thought, also accepts Pakistan's trade agreement and alliance from six months ago.
  • Iran: continue the joint nuclear program with Pakistan, using a part of the oil trade revenu to help finance the program. We remember that we have an NAP with Turkey and its ally and ask the Soviet to remove their troops from our frontier. The Iranian navy builds three light ships to defend the entrance of the Strait of Hormuz against pirates and as a sign of good faith, invite Saudi Arabia to help in the defense of the Strait of Hormuz. We start to build a carrier to stay a regional power. Diversification of the economy continues with factories being built.
  • Egypt: President Nasser starts to fear a Saudi Arabian-German backed invasion and start to massively produce war materiel and increase the number of planes and troops in Sinai frontier. President Nasser improves the infrastructure (roads, ports ...) along the Nile from the delta of the Nile all the way down to Southern Sudan with the money being made by the toll from the Suez Canal and starts constructing one hydroelectric dam in the Nile. The Government starts building fortifications along the Sinai-Jordanian border. Many reforms are made in order for Egypt to westernize like banning the use of the yashmak at public places and propaganda encourages not to wear and teaching western history at schools and teaching foreign languages at schools mostly English also many western songs are being played on the radio. Government propaganda strengthens Egyptian nationalism and unity, encourages Egyptian-Sudanese marriages, encourages our people to make more children and gives more popularity to the president. Sudanese people are encouraged to settle in Egypt with each settler (person/family) being given a home in Sudan. President Nasser begins further westernizing the country by giving women the almost the same rights as men have and increasing government propaganda. Egypt, because of the very low oil prices is starting to sell less oil in the market in order to keep oil stocks and sell it at a better price. President Nasser creates many schools around Egypt to educate children (both male and female) and adults with more attention given to educate children with 5% of the Egyptian GDP into education, the literacy rate in the Egypt has rose to 28% and rising. Egypt receives the 100 Atlay IV tanks and 10,000 AK-48 rifles from Turkey and stations the tanks along the Sinai-Jordanian border. President Nasser starts to fear a Saudi Arabian-German backed invasion and start to massively produce war materiel and increase the number of planes and troops in Sinai frontier. President Nasser increased the minimum wage per year from $3500 (292/month) to $5000 (417/month). Also, President Nasser encourages the farmers to produce food along the Nile giving them lower taxes and subsidies for each kilo of food sold. President Nasser increases the minimum wage per year from $3500 (292/month) to $5000 (417/month). We also change our currency to Egyptian Lira (EGL). We ask any country to invest I our country. We ask Germany and Saudi Arabia to improve our relationships by giving them many interests (Stocks of the Suez Canal, Unlimited free entrance of the Suez Canal, oil in Egypt and Sudan alike) in order to avoid war.We start to build infrastructure (roads, sidewalks, ports, squares, railroads) all around the country (from money made from the Suez Canal, Taxes and Oil) and start modernizing our industry by creating many public industries. We start to build an aircraft carrier to stay a regional power. We westernize more with many reforms like giving the women more rights more propaganda and other reforms. More Sudanese people arrive in Egypt. We ask Turkey to sell us 200 Atlay IV tanks and 20,000 AK-48 rifles and ask them and the Soviet Union for a trade agreement and better relationships. We also ask Iran and Pakistan to join their nuclear program (even if they have slim chances of succeeding).
    • Sudan: Government propaganda strengthens Egyptian nationalism and unity, encourages Egyptian-Sudanese marriages, encourages our people to make more children and gives more popularity to President Nasser. Many reforms are made in order for Egypt to westernize like banning the use of the yashmak at public places and propaganda encourages not to wear and teaching western history at schools and teaching foreign languages at schools mostly English also many western songs are being played on the radio. Egyptians are encouraged by the government to go settle mostly along Sudanese Nile and in Darfur with each settler (person/family) being given a home in Sudan. The Sudanese protectorate contributes as many troops, planes and war materiel as it can. President Nasser creates many schools around the Empire to educate children (both male and female) and adults with more attention given to educate children with 5% of the Egyptian GDP into education, the literacy rate in the Empire has rose to 28% and rising. More troops are stationed to Sudan and President Nasser adresses many issues between Egypt and Sudan by giving Sudanese and Fur men and women the same rights as Egyptians further encouraging marriges between Egyptians, Sudanese and Fur and increasing the minimum wage per year from $3500 (292/month) to $5000 (417/month) and asking the Sudanese representatives to come to speak to President Nasser for the problems in Sudan. That meeting is covered in radio with a mix of propaganda and previous measures taken thus reducing the unrest in Sudan by a lot. From the encouragement of Sudanese-Egyptian Marriages some Egyptian people married Sudanese and Fur people effectively starting to assimilate Sudanese and Fur people becoming Egyptians. Also, President Nasser gives encouragement to the farmers to produce food along the Nile giving them lower taxes and subsidies for each kilo of food sold. We also change our currency to Egyptian Lira (EGL).We invest build infrastructure all around the country (from money made from the Suez Canal, taxes and oil) and start modernizing our army. We westernize more with many reforms like giving the women more rights more propaganda and other reforms. More Egyptians arrive in Sudan.
    • Pakistan Dip: You are allowed to join.
    • Egyptian Dip: We also ask Pakistan and Iran for a trade agreement. I could provide oil, gas or grain and free unlimited military access to Suez Canal (I hear offers?) and we could also share technology in order to strengthen our nations. We also want to improve relationships amongst our three nations and maybe form a Middle East Union/League.
    • Pakistan Dip: Exactly what I was going to ask (which means yes),
    • Egyptian Dip: We also propose to be a common currency at our economic union Middle Eastern Lira (MEL) (between Egypt and Pakistan because Iran hasn't answered yet). We would also like to discuss the possibility of our union being a military alliance, too.
    • Pakistan Dip: I accept, and will contact Iran to see if they accept.
    • Iran Dip: We accept the Egyptian suggestion.
    • Egypt: (Talk to me on chat, allies, to discuss about our economic union and other important stuff about the game.)
  • Morocco: Morocco continues to improve its economy and build up military. Talks about Spain ceding Spanish protectorate in Northern Morocco and Spanish Sahara to Morocco continues. Morocco continues to westernize the nation and population continues to grow. More railways and roads are built by Moroccan Transport Network, with a few highways built between largest cities only.
    • Pakistan Dip: We offer to make a compromise. Spanish Sahara goes to Morocco and Northern Morocco continues under Spanish influence. Just a suggestion.
    • Egypt Dip: Spanish Sahara is a desert and not so important as Northern Morocco is Coastal and is a gate to Europe...so that wouldn't be so fair for Morocco ... plus the Northern Morocco population is ten (?) times bigger than Spanish Sahara. We propose a referedum in these highly contested areas (Northern Marocco and Spanish Sahara) whether they wish to remain under Spanish control, to join Morocco, or to become independent either together as a union or separately (which should be mod's response because the Spanish player isn't active).
    • Pakistan Dip: Several ports are in the Spanish Sahara, and I don't want Morocco to take over Europe or something. Keep in mind, this is a COMPROMISE, and Spain needs to agree, too. Or we can make both free access to both.
    • Egypt Dip: It's impossible for Morocco to defeat and annex Spain alone and invade Europe no matter how much they improve their nation (check the algorithm in the talk page) without an ally even if they get both Spanish Sahara and Northern Morocco probably if they declare war they will get annexed by Spain. And also propably other nations will stop Morocco from taking over Europe. All we ask is that every municipality votes on what they want (join Morocco, remain in Spain or become independent). Probably most people will choose to remain in Spain because of better wage/life.
    • Pakistan: Agreed.
    • Egypt: (Also, if you could get on chat to talk about some things that would be great!)
    • Pakistan: I'm in China, so I can't. When I return to the US I can. (edit: NVM)
    • Moroccan Dip: A referendum was supposed in Morocco and they can vote in these highly contested areas (Northern Morocco and Spanish Sahara) to remain under Spanish control, to join Morocco or to become independents. Moroccan people would likely wish Northern Morocco and Spanish Sahara join Morocco, not they will NOT invade Spain, instead they will join European Union.
    • Pakistan: You can't decide what the people decide. The mods do that.
  • Belgium: Great Wall of Wallonia is now built up somewhere. Some expected talks for control tower and bunkers. Even more plans to be achieved will order. Troops still doing some really trainings in military base. [Mil/Infra turn] (Also sorry for an inactivity, my mind keeps telling me if I either stopped playing.)
  • German Reich: The Me Drachen and Me F-53 continue to replace the older jets which are sold to other countries aligned with Germany. The Me B-53takes its place as Germany's main strategic bomber for the Luftwaffe. The Panzer Leopard I enters large scale production to replace the Panzer V. To complete the mechanization of the infantry the final APC models are completed and production of the P-53 , and P126 begins. Choppers are also produced in large quantities to aid ground forces. The G3, MP5 and MG53 are produced in massive amounts to replace the aging equipment from the 1940s. New anti-tank weapons enter development as well to answer the growing need for greater firepower. Development of tactical artillery begins, with a prototype for a nuclear artillery piece being developed. Naval expansion continues to meet the demands for coastal protection and to protect German interests abroad. Production of IRBM's and nuclear warheads begins in earnest, and development of ICBMs begins. Germany makes a name for itself on the 4th of April when it sends the Hanz von Stein, a descendant of the Napoleonic era hero, becomes the first man to go into space. The moment is recorded on film. The computer continues to grow in importance for the military and the BND as its data storage capacities greatly exceeds expectations and other uses are discovered such as quicker communication. Development of more modern stealth fighters begin. Medical research continues as breakthroughs continue. The nuclear powerplant becomes active producing energy for a majority of the city, It is recognized as the first commercial nuclear power plant in the world, plans to build three more in Munich, Berlin and Vienna are made. Construction of a monorail connecting Essen to Berlin begins as the first bullet train in the world. The Universities of Berlin, Vienna and Munich increase funding for research in engineering, medicine, and physics to continue developing Germany's strong academic tradition and maintain Germany's place in the world as a leader in innovation. At the University of Berlin research into lasers begin. Cultural development continues as the democratization of the Reich comes to an end. The once powerful aristocracy slowly start to fade into the background of German politics as they become another interest group backing the conservative coalition. Many landowners and Industrialists begin modernizing their means of production to better exploit Germany's growing position within the global economy. More factories and service companies open up creating jobs for thousands in areas previously ignored. Groups like Mauser-Mannlicher, Heckler and Koch, Krupp, and Bundeswagen continue to expand their shares in their respective market abroad. Efforts to incorporate Elbes-Lothringen's infrastructure begin, the region remains under occupation. However, curfew is relaxed and the occupation forces are told to be courteous to the locals.  As Germany's economic interests in the Middle East a group of industrialists from Hamburg, Essen and Berlin begin looking at the long forgotten Baghdad railway, a project abandoned by Germany in the aftermath of the great war. Adapting this idea the group conceives a new more ambitious project known as the Euro-Arabia connection, a transportation system that would directly link Saudi Arabia and the growing oil industry there with the Central Europe's largest industrial sectors. Despite the desire for this the group lacks the authority or influence to pull this off at the moment and goes to the government in Berlin to try to get political support. The Reichstag and high command take a great interest in the proposition and plans are made to begin talks with the governments of the Netherlands, Switzerland and Saudi Arabia to try to work out the groundwork for project of such a scale, feelers are also sent out to the governments of Turkey, Syria, Palestine, and Hungary to find out their position on such an endeavour. After years of lobbying and close relations Prague finally falls in line with Germany signing the Prague convention tying Czechoslovakia to the Reich and establishing a joint military structure. The BND continues expanding its intelligence web abroad with greater focus being placed in the volatile Middle East, in the Balkans and in China. With recent developments in Turkey BND activities there are temporarily put on hold while Germany begins employing third parties to collect information within Turkey to aviod diplomatic issues.  With the French bombing of South Africa, Berlin passes a law that allows for the construction of a series of underground bunkers meant to protect Germans in case of a nuclear attack. As the British and American economies enter recession Germany takes advantage to fill in the gap in the global economy. International flights to other major German allies and trading partners begin. Trade with Scandinavia increases extensively with the signing of free trade agreements.  Investments in Brazil, Saudi Arabia, China, and throughout Central Europe increase as the German economy starts to gain momentum and the need for branching out increases. With the growing strength of Fascism in the Middle East, the German government starts to slowly review its previous anti-Communist stance as it has been proven that the Soviet Union no longer has ambitions in Europe. In private, delegates go to Moscow to discuss a possible secret anti-Fascist alliance to counter the growing Hong Kong Pact.  Taking advantage of the unrest in Sudan German operatives offer to supply arms and advisors to the sudan to help combat the Egyptians (mod response, please). Germany offers a hand of friendship to Morocco and offers them an arms and free trade agreement (mod response, please). Berlin requests that Brazilian officials help them develop regulations for international lights between the Reich and Brazil.  Germany offers Italy a free trade agreement (mod response, please).
    • ​Czechoslovakia: The sizeable German minority living in Czechoslovakia cheer as they now have a much greater in the management of the country. Despite the fear of some politicians German representative give their word that Germany will not annex Czechoslovakia and they will retain their identity as a sovereign state, albeit one tied to Berlin. With the establishment of an economic union plans to expand the Iron Rhine and EuroRail to Prague, Brno and other major Czechoslovakian cities are made. The Czech army begins a period of modernization along German lines, as the G3 becomes the main rifle, and the Leopard and Drachen are choosing for the main war machines of the state. Integration of the Bohemian industrial sector with Germany's SIlesian area begins as widespread investment from German capitalists begins. The Reichmark is adopted as the national currency, raising the average pay by quite a bit.
    • Military District of the Balkans: Following the collapse of Yugoslavia the entirety of the former kingdom is turned into an occupation zone by the Germans. Trials continue as members of the previous regime are tried for war crimes. While many see it as Justice more consider it a victor's justice and an effort to gain popularity amongst the Croats and Bosniaks. The Chetniks are declared an illegal organization and anyone thought to be hiding members will be held without trial. Raising of local bosniak troops to help occupy Serbian majority areas. Germans living in Former Yugoslavia (numbering about 500,000) are relocated to Carinthia for their own protection and granted large compensation for loss of property paid for by the money collected from Belgrade after it fell to German forces. Former Yugoslav soldiers (exclusively Serbian because of previous player's actions) are confined to internment camps for the time being. Recruitment of Bosniaks to serve as BND Operatives begin with the promise of large payments, many sign up and they are employed to help spy in the Middle East. Croatia is granted independence as the Free State of Croatia.
    • Free State of Croatia: The Croatian nation is declared after talks with Germany come to a conclusion. To secure relations between Croatia and Germany the Treaty of Zagrab is signed allowing Germany to move troops through Croatia, and the Croat state enters an economic union with Germany. The Croat state begins purchasing weapons from Gemrany to outfit their new army. Religious freedom is declared and cultural autonomy is granted to the Muslims as promised by German officials. To separate itself from the Serbian state Croatian schools begin teaching on the basis that they are Illyrians and not slavs like the Serbians. Despite the promise of religious tolerance anti-Orthodox policies are carried out forbidden the Serbians Orthodox public worship. 
  • In the United States these things happen: military, economy recovers, nukes, ICBMs, Nationalist Party grows, Warren administration is failing, etc. Satellite. Dog in orbit. Solar powered satellite, communications satellite. First rocket engine restart in Earth orbit, as well as first lunar spacecraft. Nuclear power, submarines, boats, carriers, destroyers, planes, jets, rockets, space. Race equality struggle continues. Nothing else of note.
    • Mexico: Military, economy.
    • Haiti: Economy, infrastructure.
  • UPR: We continue to work on advancing our military and economy. Work on designing a new carrier and jet fighter continue. The new jet is to have a prototype finished next year, and go into operations in 1962. In Buenos Aires, the first major stock exchange opens. It is hoped that this will attract other business. The military begins to re-inforce our South Atlantic Islands from invasion, and use them as refueling points. The first successful test of the heat seeking air-to-air missile occurs, destroying the target drone. The Air Force plans to retire the propeller-driven fighters by the mid 1960's and only use them in a close air support role. The government continues collaboration with Brazil.
  • Hungary: Hungary develops the economy and military. The military currently consists of 350,000 men, as conscription ends. The majority of Hungary's troops are located on the border with Romania. Miklós Horthy was overthrown many years before, and Charles II became King of Hungary. The government purchases several public transportation businesses. (Economy and military turn)
  • Soviet Union: The Soviet Union continues to expand and grow, and this year brings some important changes to the Soviet military and policy, both abroad and at home. The issue of the 300 dead Soviet soldiers angers the military and the government greatly, and the government does what it can to address all issues of the problem. New regulations and procedures are required at ammunition and vehicle storehouses in order to prevent such drastic leakage of weapons and vehicles from disappearing. Furthermore, the central government has the NKVD search through all aspects of the military to determine who could be behind such criminal actions. A few suspected culprits are rounded up and either sent to gulags or shot, although the investigation is still ongoing. In order to deal with rebellious Poles and Finns, the Polish Occupation Zone is reformatted as a new republic within the Soviet Federal system, and the establishment of a loyal Communist government is put into place. Training of national and loyal police forces in both Finland and Poland is done to help the military deal with any incidents. It is expected with the greater regulations and higher government involvement the rebels will either cease their activity or otherwise become more easier to deal with. Domestically, the government carries on with its program of industrialization and continued modernization of the Soviet economy and military. More factories are built in varied places around the country to produce goods for both the military and the people. Technology-wise, the Soviet Union continues to march forward, eager to catch up with the rest of the world. The AK-48 assault rifle is finished this year, and after extraordinary performance in weapons trials is ordered into full production. Better tanks and now jet planes are also produced in order to keep the theory of deep operations up to date and in full effect, while experimental rocket prototypes are also constructed. More ships, namely battleships, destroyers, cruisers, submarines, and a few aircraft carriers are also built over a period of time to help the Soviet navy retain at least some degree of parity with the rest of the world. Weapons and vehicles of better quality continue to be produced, and new versions are introduced as the technology becomes available. Industrialization and general armarment of the eastern part of the Soviet Union begins, with some believing to think that war or some aggressive action may take place in the near future between the Soviet Union and Japan or China. We agree to the Japanese offer. We also begin applying some degree of pressure on Iran, restoring some degree of border fortifications along the border. A few thousand troops are sent to Iraq to help protect the Soviet ally from any regional aggression. Pakistan's offer is accepted.
    • Mongolia: Mongolia continues to make some effort to modernize and industrialize, although the typically rural landscape and population has made this considerably difficult to do effectively. The military continues to train with the Soviets, and more and more Soviet surplus is provided to the Mongolian military to help them stay up to date with weapons and supplies. 
    • Finland: The military and local government joins the Soviets in trying to crack down on rebellious Finns, and efforts are also made to try to bring them back into the fold peacefully if at all possible. Rebuilding the country is still underway, and more services are being provided to the Finns with each passing month. It is hoped that through these efforts, the Soviets will be able to earn the loyalty or at the very least the obedience of the Finns and enable their sway over the country. Finnish forces with aid from the Soviets crack down hard on dissent and resistance, and the full power of the state is used to bring an end to the forces of the insurgency. 
    • Baltic Federal People's Republic: The military and police also perform a bit of a crackdown in order to prevent the sort of unrest or rebellion seen in Finland and Poland over the past few months. The government also helps the country to rebuild, another reason for the merger of the three Baltic countries. 
  • Mesoamerica: Continues to focus on the construction of the canal, which progresses fairly well. Its vassals improve military and economy, and Mayan continues to spread. The canal nears completion, with the San Juan River fully dredged, and the locks on the remaining portion of the canal nearly complete. Ties with the Caribbean, particularly the Dominican Republic, improve, and Mesoamerica begins funding the Socialist Party there.
  • Saudi Arabia: Military and economy improve. With the discovery of oil, the Saudi economy continues to grow. We continue to ask for nations to engage in development deals for oil, and oil-based infrastructure continues to grow. Industry continues to grow at a slow rate. Research into modern weaponry begins. Military stands at 115,000 men, not including 10,000 German "Volunteers" under employment of the Saudi Government. Naval expansion continues. The Saudi military continues to purchase arms from Germany, arming the expanding military with G3s and German made tanks. The Air force and navy are expanded as well, with new naval vessels being slated for creation in 1958. The Air force is reformed, scrapping older planes and replacing them with newer jets and bombers. King Saud takes the throne, and continues to increase the military's power. The Saudis begin to push their oil prices down to undercut Egyptian and Brazilian Oil. Saudi Troops being moving in the Northern area of the country. The Arabian Shield Force is formed among the nations of Arabia. We also assure Turkey that its Iraqi allies will be unharmed. Talks of Federating with Kuwait, Qatar and Bahrain begin, though Saudi Arabia is hesitant to do so yet. Saudi Arabia forms the Arabic Shield Force with Yemen, UAE, Kuwait, and Qatar. This allows Saudi Arabia to draft troops from across the bloc into the Saudi Military into the Saudi Foreign Legion. An additional 10,000 troops are located on the Jordanian border, and the Saudi Navy is activated in the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman to deter Iranian aggression. The Saudis, following Egypt's "betrayal" of MECO, declares support for Sudan. (Retcon, this is Egypt brought back into MECO). Saudi Arabia accepts the Pakistani request for trade.
    • Kingdom of Greater Yemen: The military and economy improve. The nation sees a relative increase in its industry, mostly in the Oil Section. Military stands at 55,000 men. Improvements in military tech continue as well, using weapon blueprints to produce arms for the military. With Aden now under the  Yemeni government, the nation celebrates. The capital is relocated to Aden.
    • Kingdom of Kuwait: The nation sees an economic growth, using the large amount of oil in the region to sell off to foreign powers. The nations military sees an expansion to 2000 men, armed with newly purchased G3s. The nation continues to develop its industry.
    • Kingdom of Qatar: The Qatari oil industry is in full bloom as the nation begins to extract the large reserves of Natural gas and oil. A small military force of 800 men is formed. 
    • Kingdom of Bahrain: Relatively unshaped by the war, the new nation of Bahrain grows under the guidance of the Saudis. A small military force of 1000 men is formed. Preparations to create an oil industry on the island begin, though it is expected to be tiny due to the nation's small size.
    • The United Arab Emirates: Expands its military and economy.
  • Kingdom of Romania: Romania tries to improve economy by attracting investors from nearby countries. We begin to industrialise multiple cities. We offer Germany exclusive rights to oil drilling in our country and give them a 25% share of the profits for 50 years
    • German Dip: Berlin agrees to the luctaive contract and offers to begin construction to extend the iron rhine and the EuroRail to Romania and to include Romania with in the Central European free trade zone. 
  • Brazil: The nation of Brazil continues to develop the South American Union's various institutions - particularly its economic commission and the conjoined Security forces. The Brazilian military, in particular, begins heavy training of the Venezuelan and Colombian militaries to be up-to-par with the Brazilian armed forces in terms of training. Overall, the Brazilian military currently maintains the lion's share of the military force of the South American Union but with the training of reserves, and active forces in other countries, the Brazilian military prepares these militaries to form and fight as a cohesive military force. The Brazilian economy also continues to show positive growth as the opening of the South American Union - with even easier trade access - allows for a relatively cheap or free flow of goods between all nations removing various trade barriers that once choked out a good amount of Brazilian profit to be made in other South American countries. Brazil, however, also respects the economies of various SAU nations looking to come up with a comprehensive series of agreements to keep all these sectors in all nations profitable and to prevent all out dominance by one nation over another in a common industrial production sector. Specialized resources, however, are left up to the host nation due to their relative difficulty in that kind of regulation. The Brazilian military continues extensive development of rocketry and missile technology. This does also culminate in other developments particularly in its cruise missiles. The city of Brasilia continues construction with the satellite towns and cities gaining their funding for development. Kubitschek's industrial reforms continue to show intense growth in Brazil's industrial sectors beginning to put it in league with some other great powers and in general exceeding a few others. The Brazilian navy continues to replace its older ships with newer more modern ships, or they are converted to the newer models with the updated technology. The Brazilian air force continues adding new aircraft keeping its modern air force up to date and expanding its strategic bombing force as it now wields nearly 100 nuclear weapons of strategic and tactical capacities. The Brazilian navy replaces another Carrier with the newer Lusitania class. It is named the Empresa. Brazil also finishes the connections of various metro stations across the southern coastal portions of Brazil connecting various cities with some internal expansion still to come
    • Venezuela: The nation of Venezuela continues development as its population and economic advance further. The Industrial development also continues in earnest with significant industrial development coming, too. The Venezuelan military continues training with its Brazilian allies and more or less begins a modernization campaign to give Venezuela a respectable navy, and a modern army worth noting. The Venezuelan government in particular begins a major push acquiring modern arms by a good amount officially beginning the modernization project. The Venezuelan economy continues to develop towards a common market.
    • Colombia: Colombia continues to develop with its own specific industries beginning to develop as well. The Colombian oil also continues but not on the par of Venezuela. The Colombians in general show a positive economic growth but are relatively shocked by Venezuela's astounding growth with only a predicted 5% coming out of Colombia this year. The Colombian military also begins to add military shipbuilding capabilities - particularly in Buenaventura. The Colombian Army shows notable trained improvement with the aid of Brazilian forces. Colombia continues work on strengthening its economy for accession to the unified Currency in the next few years.
  • South Africa: In the wake of the recent Pan-African Congress, the government of South Africa states that the goal of federating all member states of the OAU into a single political entity shall be its goal. To that end, the framework of the planned "African Union" is drawn up by the governments of South Africa, Rhodesia, Angola, East Africa, and the Indian Ocean Republics for the new government. With industrial, economic, and military integration already completed more or less in the last two and a half decades, and a shared political ideology amongst the leaders of the nations, it is agreed that complete political integration shall be accomplished by the middle of the next decade. The census for the year of 1959 indicates population growth of 4-5%, stable growth thanks to the abundance of food and medical facilities throughout the OAU member nations, while economic growth has slowed to no more than 5%. South Africa is classified by the OAU as a "high-income" country, while the other states bar East Africa, are classified as "upper-middle-income" nations. The general literacy of the OAU as a unit is stated to be 64%, with that number said to increase by 10% by 1970. With these good fortunes, South Africa hopes to see the planned union in the future become a regional superpower. Elsewhere, the SANEC begins to organize its nuclear bomb shells and fissile material for the upcoming test in 1960. Countless bomb casings and fissile material for more than fifty high-yield bombs accumulated since the late-1930s, are prepped for the bomb test slated for next year. The military is placed on high alert as plans for the detonation at a secret location is underway.
    • Rhodesia: In line with the planned federation's formation by the mid-60s, Rhodesia's government begins preparations for the union by organizing its government in plans for the new one that is underway. The populace is elated by the news, with many hanging signs supporting the OAU's actions for an ethnic federation by 1965. The military reorganizes its units for the planned united armed forces that are to defend the new union, putting all equipment deliveries on hold to prevent bureaucratic gridlock by the confusion. Industrial expansion continues as always, with diversification of the economy largely underway with little issue. The Literacy program continues, and the expansion of the middle-class a priority of many institutions in the country.
    • Angola: Angola prepares for the federation under works in the OAU headquarters, and begins to prepare itself for the coming changes. The domestic developments continue as always, with the expansion of the local industries continuing as usual.
    • East Africa: East Africa continues to expand its industrial potential, with developments in the service and agriculture sectors continuing as planned. The growth of the middle-class has so far been a success, with more than 15% of the population identified as a member of the middle-class thus far. However, this is far short of the OAU average of 30% of the population within the middle-class. Integration into the rest of the OAU is stated by the East African government as being completed, and focus on the federation of 1965 underway.

Soviet Union: The Soviet Union continues to expand and grow, and this year brings some important changes to the Soviet military and policy, both abroad and at home. The issue of the 300 dead Soviet soldiers angers the military and the government greatly, and the government does what it can to address all issues of the problem. New regulations and procedures are required at ammunition and vehicle storehouses in order to prevent such drastic leakage of weapons and vehicles from disappearing. Furthermore, the central government has the NKVD search through all aspects of the military to determine who could be behind such criminal actions. A few suspected culprits are rounded up and either sent to gulags or shot, although the investigation is still ongoing. In order to deal with rebellious Poles and Finns, the Polish Occupation Zone is reformatted as a new republic within the Soviet Federal system, and the establishment of a loyal Communist government is put into place. Training of national and loyal police forces in both Finland and Poland is done to help the military deal with any incidents. It is expected with the greater regulations and higher government involvement the rebels will either cease their activity or otherwise become more easier to deal with. Domestically, the government carries on with its program of industrialization and continued modernization of the Soviet economy and military. More factories are built in varied places around the country to produce goods for both the military and the people. Technology-wise, the Soviet Union continues to march forward, eager to catch up with the rest of the world. The AK-48 assault rifle is finished this year, and after extraordinary performance in weapons trials is ordered into full production. Better tanks and now jet planes are also produced in order to keep the theory of deep operations up to date and in full effect, while experimental rocket prototypes are also constructed. More ships, namely battleships, destroyers, cruisers, submarines, and a few aircraft carriers are also built over a period of time to help the Soviet navy retain at least some degree of parity with the rest of the world. Weapons and vehicles of better quality continue to be produced, and new versions are introduced as the technology becomes available. Industrialization and general armarment of the eastern part of the Soviet Union begins, with some believing to think that war or some aggressive action may take place in the near future between the Soviet Union and Japan or China. We agree to the Japanese offer. We also begin applying some degree of pressure on Iran, restoring some degree of border fortifications along the border. A few thousand troops are sent to Iraq to help protect the Soviet ally from any regional aggression. Pakistan's offer is accepted.

  • Mongolia: Mongolia continues to make some effort to modernize and industrialize, although the typically rural landscape and population has made this considerably difficult to do effectively. The military continues to train with the Soviets, and more and more Soviet surplus is provided to the Mongolian military to help them stay up to date with weapons and supplies. 
  • Finland: The military and local government joins the Soviets in trying to crack down on rebellious Finns, and efforts are also made to try to bring them back into the fold peacefully if at all possible. Rebuilding the country is still underway, and more services are being provided to the Finns with each passing month. It is hoped that through these efforts, the Soviets will be able to earn the loyalty or at the very least the obedience of the Finns and enable their sway over the country. Finnish forces with aid from the Soviets crack down hard on dissent and resistance, and the full power of the state is used to bring an end to the forces of the insurgency. 
  • Baltic Federal People's Republic: The military and police also perform a bit of a crackdown in order to prevent the sort of unrest or rebellion seen in Finland and Poland over the past few months. The government also helps the country to rebuild, another reason for the merger of the three Baltic countries.

1959.5

Morocco says yes to the German offer. 

  • Pakistan: We continue to build up our military and economy. Patriotism is promoted, and the Kashmir protests wind down due to propaganda. We start to patrol into the Indian Ocean and particularly South Africa and Saudi Arabia. We still ask for Atlay IV tanks due to no response. Two new destroyers were built. We are now focusing most of our scientific potential on the nuclear program. We warn Saudi Arabia not to attack Egypt, and the Pakistani army is mobilized on the coast.
  • Thailand: Thailand continues to build up the military. Infrastructure is improved and repaired, and some new roadways are built.
  • Iran: With the Soviet Union still threatening us, we reoccupy and modernize some defenses at the frontier and the Soviet are garantee that if they reduce military presence at the frontier, we will do the same. Maintain nuclear program with Pakistan and Egypt. We propose a trade agreement to Afghanistan and start to influence it to make it integrate our alliance with Pakistan and Egypt.
    • Pakistan Dip: We were planing to invade it ...
    • Iranian Dip: A dependent puppet regime loyal to the Union if it come in existence, would be more useful than a territory under constant occupation due to guerrilla warfare in the vast mountain, We ask for Pakistan support to bring Afghanistan under the influence of our bloc peacefully (if possible) as a joint puppet state .
    • Pakistan Dip: We would like to annex it.
    • Iranian Secret Dip: Do what you want but the Iranian forces will not intervene except if another nation intervene directly against you in the conflict (mainly Turkey) to prevent Afghanistan from falling into Soviet or in the Turkish bloc. Arms trade will continue
    • Pakistan Dip: We will invade only if nessesary. You may continue to influence it, and we will support.
    • Egyptian Dip Secret Middle Eastern Union Talks: We may agree that peacefully making Afghanistan our protactorate will be a better choice for us, but we also support Pakistan to peacueully make Afghanistan their protectorate and we propose to Iran to attempt to influence/occupy Iraq due to closer cultural ties. Also, we propose to improve our relationships with the USSR as we need a superpower at our backs without losing our territorial integrity or become USSR protactorates but to become USSR aligned.
    • Iran MES secret Dip: Turkey is a threat in our quest to influence the Middle East and threaten whoever threaten to intervene in its zone of influence, we should neutrazile the Soviet first by aligning with them or another super power.
  • Morocco: Morocco continues to improve its economy and build up military. Talks about Spain ceding Spanish protectorate in Northern Morocco and Spanish Sahara to Morocco continues. Morocco continues to westernize the nation and population continues to grow. More railways and roads are built by Moroccan Transport Network, with a few highways built between largest cities only. Industry continues to be improved, as a few industries are built on cities low on deserts in Morocco. After about 15 feature films and over 100 animated shorts has produced, the Indian animation studio Ravi Phunkar Productions moved its headquarters from Mumbai, India to Casablanca, Morocco and renamed to Rajasim Phunkar Productions because Ravi Phunkar renamed himself to Rajasim Phunkar.
  • Kingdom of Romania: Romania begins constructing a series of railroads connecting Bucharest to other Romanian cities in order to improve the transportation of goods, material, and personnel across the country. Construction of factories supplying multiple needs also begins in Bucharest, Craiova, and Chisinau in an attempt to increase the industrial capabilites of the nation. Oil profits are split with the Germans, who helped us locate and drill for it. The profits are then used to invest in infrastructure and agriculture in an attempt to attract foreign and local investors and increase the population, which currently stands at 20 million. We would like to improve relations with Germany, seeing as they have been a helpful partner. We would also like to request Hungary to demilitarize our borders, in turn, we would also refrain from positioning soldiers and creating trenches on the Romanian-Hungarian borderWe are very thankful for the offers of the Germans and accept all of them
  • Mesoamerica: Continues to focus on the construction of the canal, which progresses fairly well. Its vassals improve military and economy, and Mayan continues to spread. Ties with the Caribbean, particularly the Dominican Republic, improve, and Mesoamerica begins funding the Socialist Party there. A grand opening ceremony for the canal is planned for next year, although it is cut back somewhat when the government realizes just how expensive the canal has been. The government also announces that tariffs on the Canal will be set 15% below those on the Panama Canal, making if a far cheaper option for seaborne trade.
  • Soviet Union: The Soviet Union continues to expand and grow, and this year brings some important changes to the Soviet military and policy, both abroad and at home. The issue of the 300 dead Soviet soldiers angers the military and the government greatly, and the government does what it can to address all issues of the problem. New regulations and procedures are required at ammunition and vehicle storehouses in order to prevent such drastic leakage of weapons and vehicles from disappearing. Furthermore, the central government has the NKVD search through all aspects of the military to determine who could be behind such criminal actions. A few suspected culprits are rounded up and either sent to gulags or shot, although the investigation is still ongoing. In order to deal with rebellious Poles and Finns, the Polish Occupation Zone is reformatted as a new republic within the Soviet Federal system, and the establishment of a loyal Communist government is put into place. Training of national and loyal police forces in both Finland and Poland is done to help the military deal with any incidents. It is expected with the greater regulations and higher government involvement the rebels will either cease their activity or otherwise become more easier to deal with. Domestically, the government carries on with its program of industrialization and continued modernization of the Soviet economy and military. More factories are built in varied places around the country to produce goods for both the military and the people. Technology-wise, the Soviet Union continues to march forward, eager to catch up with the rest of the world. The AK-48 assault rifle is finished this year, and after extraordinary performance in weapons trials is ordered into full production. Better tanks and now jet planes are also produced in order to keep the theory of deep operations up to date and in full effect, while experimental rocket prototypes are also constructed. More ships, namely battleships, destroyers, cruisers, submarines, and a few aircraft carriers are also built over a period of time to help the Soviet navy retain at least some degree of parity with the rest of the world. Weapons and vehicles of better quality continue to be produced, and new versions are introduced as the technology becomes available. Industrialization and general armarment of the eastern part of the Soviet Union begins, with some believing to think that war or some aggressive action may take place in the near future between the Soviet Union and Japan or China. We agree to the Japanese offer. We also begin applying some degree of pressure on Iran, restoring some degree of border fortifications along the border. A few thousand troops are sent to Iraq to help protect the Soviet ally from any regional aggression. Pakistan's offer is accepted.
    • Mongolia: Mongolia continues to make some effort to modernize and industrialize, although the typically rural landscape and population has made this considerably difficult to do effectively. The military continues to train with the Soviets, and more and more Soviet surplus is provided to the Mongolian military to help them stay up to date with weapons and supplies. 
    • Finland: The military and local government joins the Soviets in trying to crack down on rebellious Finns, and efforts are also made to try to bring them back into the fold peacefully if at all possible. Rebuilding the country is still underway, and more services are being provided to the Finns with each passing month. It is hoped that through these efforts, the Soviets will be able to earn the loyalty or at the very least the obedience of the Finns and enable their sway over the country. Finnish forces with aid from the Soviets crack down hard on dissent and resistance, and the full power of the state is used to bring an end to the forces of the insurgency. 
    • Baltic Federal People's Republic: The military and police also perform a bit of a crackdown in order to prevent the sort of unrest or rebellion seen in Finland and Poland over the past few months. The government also helps the country to rebuild, another reason for the merger of the three Baltic countries. 
  • In the United States these things happen: military, economy recovers, nukes, ICBMs, Nationalist Party grows, Warren administration is failing, etc. Weather satellite. Satellite in polar orbit. Spy satellite carries camera. Photo of earth from space. Nuclear power, submarines, boats, carriers, destroyers, planes, jets, rockets, space. Race equality struggle continues. Nothing else of note.
    • Mexico: Military, economy.
    • Haiti: Economy, infrastructure.

1960.0

  • Thailand: Thailand continues to build up the military. Infrastructure is improved and repaired, and some new roadways are built.
  • Morocco: Morocco continues to improve its economy and build up military. Talks about Spain ceding Spanish protectorate in Northern Morocco and Spanish Sahara to Morocco continues. Morocco continues to westernize the nation and population continues to grow. More railways and roads are built by Moroccan Transport Network, with a few highways built between largest cities only. Industry continues to be improved, as a few industries are built on cities low on deserts in Morocco.
  • Kingdom of Romania: We continue to build railroads from Bucharest to Chisinau, with the one linking Bucharest to Craiova being finished ahead of schedule. Our industrial capabilities continue to grow as more and more factories and refineries are built on major Romanian cities or on oil fields, respectively. Factory production is widened to textiles and plastics. Public schools are constructed all over the country to better educate the Romanian populace, in hopes of increasing the workforce and give Romania a sizeable amount of doctors, scientists, and capable politicians. The literacy rate increases to 72% as a result. Oil profits increase and is split with the Germans. The profits gained are used to invest in infrastructure, housing, and agriculture. The multitude of projects Romania embarked on has reduced unemployment to a low 3%, resulting in a modest economic boom, with GDP increasing by 6.1%. With standards of living increasing and the agricultural capabilites of the nation improving, the population increases steadily at a 4% growth rate per year.
  • Pakistan: We continue to mine for uranium and improve the military and economy. we are experimenting to see what other potential nuclear elements can be used.
  • Iran: Continues to influence Afghanistan on the behalf of the Middle Eastern Union to prevent its fall into Soviet sphere (second turn). We offer a trade deal to Afghanistan. Keep the army modern with a somehow large military budget. Most of the young population is considered Westernize and is expected to be more secular, especially since Iran have good relation with the Egypt/Sudan and Pakistan. The Shah sends a delegate in South Africa and proposes a trade (African uranium against cheap oil), the deal would be secret.
  • Saudi Arabia: Military and economy improve. With the discovery of oil, the Saudi economy continues to grow. We continue to ask for nations to engage in development deals for oil, and oil-based infrastructure continues to grow. Industry continues to grow at a slow rate. Research into modern weaponry begins. Military stands at 115,000 men, not including 10,000 German "Volunteers" under employment of the Saudi Government. Naval expansion continues. The Saudi military continues to purchase arms from Germany, arming the expanding military with G3s and German made tanks. The Air force and navy are expanded as well, with new naval vessels being slated for creation in 1958. The Air force is reformed, scrapping older planes and replacing them with newer jets and bombers. King Saud takes the throne, and continues to increase the military's power. The Saudis begin to push their oil prices down to undercut Egyptian and Brazilian Oil. Saudi Troops being moving in the Northern area of the country. The Arabian Shield Force is formed among the nations of Arabia. We also assure Turkey that its Iraqi allies will be unharmed. Talks of Federating with Kuwait, Qatar and Bahrain begin, though Saudi Arabia is hesitant to do so yet. Saudi Arabia forms the Arabic Shield Force with Yemen, UAE, Kuwait, and Qatar. This allows Saudi Arabia to draft troops from across the bloc into the Saudi Military into the Saudi Foreign Legion. An additional 10,000 troops are located on the Jordanian border, and the Saudi Navy is activated in the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman to deter Iranian aggression. The Saudis, following Egypt's "betrayal" of MECO, declares support for Sudan. (Retcon, this is Egypt brought back into MECO).Saudi Arabia accepts the Pakistani request for trade.
    • Kingdom of Greater Yemen: The military and economy improve. The nation sees a relative increase in its industry, mostly in the Oil Section. Military stands at 55,000 men. Improvements in military tech continue as well, using weapon blueprints to produce arms for the military. With Aden now under the  Yemeni government, the nation celebrates. The capital is relocated to Aden.
    • Kingdom of Kuwait: The nation sees an economic growth, using the large amount of oil in the region to sell off to foreign powers. The nations military sees an expansion to 2000 men, armed with newly purchased G3s. The nation continues to develop its industry.
    • Kingdom of Qatar: The Qatari oil industry is in full bloom as the nation begins to extract the large reserves of Natural gas and oil. A small military force of 800 men is formed. 
    • Kingdom of Bahrain: Relatively unshaped by the war, the new nation of Bahrain grows under the guidance of the Saudis. A small military force of 1000 men is formed. Preparations to create an oil industry on the island begin, though it is expected to be tiny due to the nation's small size.
    • The United Arab Emirates: Expands its military and economy.
  • Egypt:President Nasser starts to fear a Saudi Arabian-German backed invasion and start to massively produce war materiel and increase the number of planes and troops in Sinai frontier. President Nasser improves the infrastructure (roads, ports ...) along the Nile from the delta of the Nile all the way down to Southern Sudan with the money being made by the toll from the Suez Canal and starts constructing one hydroelectric dam in the Nile. The Government starts building fortifications along the Sinai-Jordanian border. Many reforms are made in order for Egypt to westernize like banning the use of the yashmak at public places and propaganda encourages not to wear and teaching western history at schools and teaching foreign languages at schools mostly English also many western songs are being played on the radio. Government propaganda strengthens Egyptian nationalism and unity, encourages Egyptian-Sudanese marriages, encourages our people to make more children and gives more popularity to the president. Sudanese people are encouraged to settle in Egypt with each settler (person/family) being given a home in Sudan. President Nasser begins further westernizing the country by giving women almost the same rights as men have and increasing government propaganda. Egypt, because of the very low oil prices, is starting to sell less oil in the market in order to keep oil stocks and sell it at a better price. President Nasser creates many schools around Egypt to educate children (both male and female) and adults with more attention given to educate children with 5% of the Egyptian/Sudanese GDP into education, the literacy rate in Egypt has rose to 28% and rising. Egypt receives the 100 Atlay IV tanks and 10,000 AK-48 rifles from Turkey and stations the tanks along the Sinai-Jordanian border. President Nasser starts to fear a Saudi Arabian-German backed invasion and start to massively produce war materiel and increase the number of planes and troops in Sinai frontier. Also, President Nasser encourages the farmers to produce food along the Nile giving them lower taxes and subsidies for each kilo of food sold. President Nasser increases the minimum wage per year from $250 (20,8/month) to $500 (41,7/month). We also change our currency to Egyptian Lira (EGL). We ask any country to invest in our country. We ask Germany and Saudi Arabia to improve our relationships by giving them many interests (Stocks of the Suez Canal, Unlimited free entrance of the Suez Canal, oil in Egypt and Sudan alike) in order to avoid war. We start to build infrastructure (roads, sidewalks, ports, squares, railroads) all around the country (from money made from the Suez Canal, Taxes and Oil) and start modernizing our industry by creating many public industries. We start to build an aircraft carrier to stay a regional power. We westernize more with many reforms like giving the women more rights more propaganda and other reforms. More Sudanese people arrive in Egypt. We ask Turkey to sell us 200 Atlay IV tanks and 20,000 AK-48 rifles and ask them and the Soviet Union for a trade agreement and better relationships. We also ask Iran and Pakistan to join their nuclear program (even if they have slim chances of succeeding).Oil profits increase because we produce/drill 120% more oil per day to match the worldwide demand increasing our previously small profits by 150%. We continue investing 5% of our GPD into education and literacy rises from 28% to 42%. Egyptian Sudan unity strenghtens as 800.000 Sudanese, Dinka, Nuer and Fur people call Egypt their home. The settling program is regarded as a huge success. Egypt now has 28.000.000 people increasing steadily 2,50% per year. A census was conducted this year tell us that there are 25.000.000 Egyptians, 2.100.000 Sudanese Arabs, 350.000 Domba, 200.000 Beja, 200.000 Dinka, 150.000 Nubians, 100.000 Nuer, 20.000 Fur, 5000 Berbers. We continue building up our infrastructure all over the country and attracting foreign investors to invest on our economy giving us resulting in a big economic boom with GDP increasing by 12.0% per year. Our GPD currently stands at $22 billion. President Nasser is able to increase the minimum wage per year from $500 (41,7/month) to $1000 (83,3/month) due to economic growth, more profits from oil and Suez Canal tolls.We continue westernizing. We also mine for uranium and with the quantity we got and with the cooperation of the other members of the Middle Eastern Union we start developing our first nuclear bomb (Mods response). The construction of our first aircraft carrier is finished and we name our first aircraft Khufu I which is 300 m (1000 ft) long and 68 m (225 ft) wide. We also start upgrading our Aircraft fleet increasing it from 200 planes to 400 planes and upgrading their systems. We ask the Turkish and the USSR to improve our relationships and we propose to both of them trade agreement. We also ask them to give us AK-47/48 rifles and newest edition/model tanks.
    • Sudan:Government propaganda strengthens Egyptian nationalism and unity, encourages Egyptian-Sudanese marriages, encourages our people to make more children and gives more popularity to President Nasser. Many reforms are made in order for Egypt to westernize like banning the use of the yashmak at public places and propaganda encourages not to wear and teaching western history at schools and teaching foreign languages at schools mostly English also many western songs are being played on the radio. Egyptians are encouraged by the government to go settle mostly along Sudanese Nile and in Darfur with each settler (person/family) being given a home in Sudan. The Sudanese protectorate contributes as many troops, planes and war materiel as it can. President Nasser creates many schools around the Empire to educate children (both male and female) and adults with more attention given to educate children with 5% of the Egyptian/Sudanese GDP into education, the literacy rate in the Sudan has rose to 18% and rising. More troops are stationed to Sudan and President Nasser adresses many issues between Egypt and Sudan by giving Sudanese and Fur men and women the same rights as Egyptians further encouraging marriges between Egyptians, Sudanese and Fur and increasing the minimum wage per year from $250 (20,8/month) to $500 (41,7/month). and asking the Sudanese representatives to come to speak to President Nasser about the problems in Sudan. That meeting is covered in radio with a mix of propaganda and previous measures taken thus reducing the unrest in Sudan by a lot. From the encouragement of Sudanese-Egyptian marriages some Egyptian people married Sudanese and Fur people effectively starting to assimilate Sudanese and Fur people becoming Egyptians. Also, President Nasser gives encouragement to the farmers to produce food along the Nile giving them lower taxes and subsidies for each kilo of food sold. We also change our currency to Egyptian Lira (EGL). We invest in builing infrastructure all around the country (from money made from the Suez Canal, taxes and oil) and start modernizing our army. We westernize more with many reforms like giving the women more rights more propaganda and other reforms. More Egyptians arrive in Sudan.Oil profits increase because we produce/dril 220% more oil per day to match the worldwide demand increasing our previously small profits by 300%. We continue investing 5% of our GPD into education and literacy rises from 18% to 32%. Egyptian Sudan unity strengthens as 1.000.000 Egyptian people call Sudan their home. The settling program is regarded as a huge success. Sudan now has 12.000.000 people increasing steadily 2,50% per year. A census we conducted this year tell us that there are 7.050.000 Sudanese Arabs, 1.850.000 Dinka, 1.350.000 Egyptians, 1.050.000 Nuer, 520.000 Nubians, 190.000 Fur. We continue building up our infrastructure all over the country and attracting foreign investors to invest on our economy giving us resulting in a big economic boom with GDP increasing by 12.0% per year. Our GPD currently stands at $32 billion. President Nasser is able to increase the minimum wage per year from $500 (41,7/month) to $1000 (83,3/month) due to economic growth, more profits from Oil and Suez Canal tolls.We continue westernizing.
  • Soviet Union: The Soviet Union continues to expand and grow, and this year brings some important changes to the Soviet military and policy, both abroad and at home. The issue of the 300 dead Soviet soldiers angers the military and the government greatly, and the government does what it can to address all issues of the problem. New regulations and procedures are required at ammunition and vehicle storehouses in order to prevent such drastic leakage of weapons and vehicles from disappearing. Furthermore, the central government has the NKVD search through all aspects of the military to determine who could be behind such criminal actions. A few suspected culprits are rounded up and either sent to gulags or shot, although the investigation is still ongoing. In order to deal with rebellious Poles and Finns, the Polish Occupation Zone is reformatted as a new republic within the Soviet Federal system, and the establishment of a loyal Communist government is put into place. Training of national and loyal police forces in both Finland and Poland is done to help the military deal with any incidents. It is expected with the greater regulations and higher government involvement the rebels will either cease their activity or otherwise become more easier to deal with. Domestically, the government carries on with its program of industrialization and continued modernization of the Soviet economy and military. More factories are built in varied places around the country to produce goods for both the military and the people. Technology-wise, the Soviet Union continues to march forward, eager to catch up with the rest of the world. The AK-48 assault rifle is finished this year, and after extraordinary performance in weapons trials is ordered into full production. Better tanks and now jet planes are also produced in order to keep the theory of deep operations up to date and in full effect, while experimental rocket prototypes are also constructed. More ships, namely battleships, destroyers, cruisers, submarines, and a few aircraft carriers are also built over a period of time to help the Soviet navy retain at least some degree of parity with the rest of the world. Weapons and vehicles of better quality continue to be produced, and new versions are introduced as the technology becomes available. Industrialization and general armarment of the eastern part of the Soviet Union begins, with some believing to think that war or some aggressive action may take place in the near future between the Soviet Union and Japan or China. We agree to the Japanese offer. We also begin applying some degree of pressure on Iran, restoring some degree of border fortifications along the border. A few thousand troops are sent to Iraq to help protect the Soviet ally from any regional aggression. The Soviet Union demands an end to Iranian interference in Afghanistan's internal affairs. 
    • Mongolia: Mongolia continues to make some effort to modernize and industrialize, although the typically rural landscape and population has made this considerably difficult to do effectively. The military continues to train with the Soviets, and more and more Soviet surplus is provided to the Mongolian military to help them stay up to date with weapons and supplies. 
    • Finland: The military and local government joins the Soviets in trying to crack down on rebellious Finns, and efforts are also made to try to bring them back into the fold peacefully if at all possible. Rebuilding the country is still underway, and more services are being provided to the Finns with each passing month. It is hoped that through these efforts, the Soviets will be able to earn the loyalty or at the very least the obedience of the Finns and enable their sway over the country. Finnish forces with aid from the Soviets crack down hard on dissent and resistance, and the full power of the state is used to bring an end to the forces of the insurgency. 
    • Baltic Federal People's Republic: The military and police also perform a bit of a crackdown in order to prevent the sort of unrest or rebellion seen in Finland and Poland over the past few months. The government also helps the country to rebuild, another reason for the merger of the three Baltic countries. 
    • Pakistan:We want to influence Afghanistan to get some more influence on the region. I demand an end to your interference.
  • Mesoamerica and its vassals celebrate at the canal's completion and focus on building up the military and economy. The government, almost bankrupt, is saved by canal revenues, 70% of which are assigned towards paying off the national debt by 1970. Mayan continues to grow in prevalence, almost matching Spanish, even in southern areas like Nicaragua.
  • In the United States these things happen: military, economy recovers, nukes, ICBMs, Nationalist Party grows, Warren administration is failing, etc. Weather satellite. Satellite recovered from orbit. Spy satellite carries camera. Photos of far side of moon. Nuclear power, submarines, boats, carriers, destroyers, planes, jets, rockets, space. Race equality struggle continues. Nothing else of note.
    • Mexico: Military, economy.
    • Haiti: Economy, infrastructure.
  • South Africa: South Africa detonates its first nuclear weapon in the South Indian Ocean near the Prince Edward Islands in Antarctica, officially making South Africa a nuclear power. Armament of the sixty empty nuclear warheads amassed by South Africa during its nuclear weapons program begins, with the SANEC provided the funds needed to quickly arm the weapons for immediate deployment at the nation's hidden nuclear missile sites. Elsewhere, the government continues its push to prepare for the federalization the OAU into a single political entity. Albert Luluti is defeated in the 1960 general elections, and replaced by Oliver Tambo as the new President of South Africa. Tambo continues his predecessor's work, focusing on the development of the middle-class and the growth of the national economy. Wages in South Africa and the OAU increase by 4.7% in line with the economic growth for the year of 1960. The population has also witnessed a 4.8% increase as well, with the life expectancy of the nation's black population finally catching up with that of the white population, with only an eight to ten year gap. The last thirty years of socio-economic development in South Africa and the surrounding nations under the leadership of the ANC, have been held as a remarkable achievement by Pan-Africanists throughout the globe. Using South Africa's own success as a sign of good leadership, ANC members throughout the continent of Africa are able to gain a good rapport with their fellow Africans, and officially endorsed by central branch of the African National Congress, are able to make their way into their local governments with popular backing and support. Once again, the offer to join the OAU is extended to Congo's government (Mod response). The government of South Africa announces to the rest of the OAU, that it is more than able to provide for the other members industrially and economically in accordance with the nation's long attempt to achieve self-sufficiency on a large-scale. The South African Minister of Trade states during a conference in Cape Town, that the nation has saved more than 30% in spending by manufacturing its own wares and technologies, and with more than a quarter of all the world's rare minerals mined and refined in South Africa, more advanced technologies are easily and cheaply produced in the factories of the country. Building upon that fact, plans to introduce a series of new precision technology industrial complexes are currently underway in the Free State province. At the University of Cape Town, several students working on the nation's advanced computer's technology program, create the world's first computerized game, "SpaceWar!", which is showcased at a technology fare in Cape Town.
    • Rhodesia: The government of Rhodesia continues to prepare the way for the planned federalization of the country, organizing its bureaucratic system in line with the stated goals for all members of the OAU to complete by 1965. The expansion of the nation's industrial complexes also continue, with the states of Zambia and Malawi now on par with those industrial centers in Zimbabwe. The glut of South African wares and East African manpower, help to fast-track the development of the industrial apparatus of Rhodesia, and allowing it to better contribute to the rest of the OAU's economic output. The military continues its training regime, with focus on expanding its capabilities in different theaters of combat. The transportation network of Rhodesia is fully interconnected with that in South Africa and Angola, and its citizens are now entirely able to travel between the three nations freely. An estimated one in twenty-two Rhodesians own a car, and one in fifteen own a television. With the continued expansion of the nation's middle-class, it is hoped that that gap with continue to close until all Rhodesians are able to travel by car and watch any program they wish as their fellow South Africans are able too.
    • Angola: Angola's northern states are more than 70% developed, and nearly on par with those in southern Angola. The literacy campaign continues with the hope to increase the literacy rate of northern Angola to 75% by 1965. Expansion of the national industrial and economic centers continues as before.
    • East Africa: TBD

1960.5

  • Pakistan: Continued growth of military and economy. More experimenting. We continue to mine for uranium. T-55 tanks ordered into production. More gathering troops on border with USSR and Afghanistan. We continue to threaten Saudi Arabia with war if they attack Egypt.
  • India: We start recruiting soldiers. We are building up our army and navy, and improving our technology. We also expand our economy. Meanwhile we make more schools, we hire more teachers and we decrease their wages. We offer Pakistan alliance.
  • Pakistan Dip: Agreed.
    • Egypt: We ask India to join the Middle Eastern Union (if it's OK with the other members).
    • Iran Dip: We have no problem with it.
    • India and Pakistan are enemies. Pakistan just separated from India. India is a super Hindu dictatorship or whatever. India is not in the Middle East.
    • India: We have war with Pakistan?
  • Iran: Continue to influence Afghanistan by telling the Afghans states the advantage of the Middle East union and the threat of the Soviet to the north, we invite Pakistan in secret to influence Afghanistan as well in exchange of economic advantage. Reply to the Soviet by increasing troops numbers near the Soviet border. Keep military budget high to modernize army. We garantee Egypt of our support if they are attack. We propose to our allies to officialize the creation of our Union. The treaty would create a unique currency, link us in a defensive alliance, and we propose to add a fix tarif on oil price for all the member. Add more if you have suggestion.
  • Thailand: Thailand continues to build up the military. Infrastructure is improved and repaired, and some new roadways are built.
  • Morocco: Morocco continues to improve its economy and build up military. Talks about Spain ceding Spanish protectorate in Northern Morocco and Spanish Sahara to Morocco continues. Morocco continues to westernize the nation and population continues to grow. More railways and roads are built by Moroccan Transport Network, with a few highways built between largest cities only. Industry continues to be improved, as a few industries are built on cities low on deserts in Morocco.
  • Kingdom of Romania: The railroad connecting Bucharest to Chisinau is 90% complete, while another railroad, linking Craiova to Cluj-Napoca begins construction. Industrial capabilities grow as factories continue to be made and worked by Romanian seeking a job to support their families. Craiova experiences the highest population and economic growth in the country due to the recent completion of the Bucharest-Craiova railroad. Construction of houses, factories, and other buildings fuel the growth in Craiova. As factories ramp up production of goods for the Romanian populace, the wages are increased to enable the populace to improve their way of life. Public healthcare is made affordable as plans for free healthcare are slowly being drawn to raise the standard of living. More public schools and universities are constructed and teachers and professors called in to work them. The University of Bucharest is expanded as several new buildings are constructed to handle the influx of students enrolling. Unemployment stays at 3% and the population grows to 21 million, with a 4% increase per year and literacy remains steady at 72%. The economic boom supported by constructions and industrialization is further enhanced by the expanding oil industry, in which the Germans played a huge role in. The profits gained from the oil industry increases and is split with the Germans. The profits are used to create more factories, railroads, and buildings. As a result, GDP, which currently stands at $42 billion, expands by a modest 6.5%
  • Saudi Arabia: Military and economy improve. With the discovery of oil, the Saudi economy continues to grow. We continue to ask for nations to engage in development deals for oil, and oil-based infrastructure continues to grow. Industry continues to grow at a slow rate. Research into modern weaponry begins. Military stands at 115,000 men, not including 10,000 German "Volunteers" under employment of the Saudi Government. Naval expansion continues. The Saudi military continues to purchase arms from Germany, arming the expanding military with G3s and German made tanks. The Air force and navy are expanded as well, with new naval vessels being slated for creation in 1958. The Air force is reformed, scrapping older planes and replacing them with newer jets and bombers. King Saud takes the throne, and continues to increase the military's power. The Saudis begin to push their oil prices down to undercut Egyptian and Brazilian Oil. Saudi Troops being moving in the Northern area of the country. The Arabian Shield Force is formed among the nations of Arabia. We also assure Turkey that its Iraqi allies will be unharmed. Saudi Arabia forms the Arabic Shield Force with Yemen, UAE, Kuwait, and Qatar. This allows Saudi Arabia to draft troops from across the bloc into the Saudi Military into the Saudi Foreign Legion. An additional 10,000 troops are located on the Jordanian border, and the Saudi Navy is activated in the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman to deter Iranian aggression. The Saudis continue to support Sudanese independence. The Saudis also increase naval presence off the eastern shore, to further deter Pakistani and Iranian aggression. Influence on Oman begins. (Turn One of Six). Talks of Federating with several nations in the Arabic sphere continues, gaining more ground with a draft of a constitution rumored to have been shown to the king.
    • Kingdom of Greater Yemen: The military and economy improve. The nation sees a relative increase in its industry, mostly in the Oil Section. Military stands at 55,000 men. Improvements in military tech continue as well, using weapon blueprints to produce arms for the military. With Aden now under the  Yemeni government, the nation celebrates. The capital is relocated to Aden.
    • Kingdom of Kuwait: The nation sees an economic growth, using the large amount of oil in the region to sell off to foreign powers. The nations military sees an expansion to 2000 men, armed with newly purchased G3s. The nation continues to develop its industry.
    • Kingdom of Qatar: The Qatari oil industry is in full bloom as the nation begins to extract the large reserves of Natural gas and oil. A small military force of 800 men is formed.
    • Kingdom of Bahrain: Relatively unshaped by the war, the new nation of Bahrain grows under the guidance of the Saudis. A small military force of 1000 men is formed. Preparations to create an oil industry on the island begin, though it is expected to be tiny due to the nation's small size.
    • The United Arab Emirates: Expands its military and economy.
  • Egypt: President Nasser starts to fear a Saudi Arabian-German backed invasion and start to massively produce war materiel and increase the number of planes and troops in Sinai frontier. President Nasser improves the infrastructure (roads, ports ...) along the Nile from the delta of the Nile all the way down to Southern Sudan with the money being made by the toll from the Suez Canal and starts constructing one hydroelectric dam in the Nile. The Government starts building fortifications along the Sinai-Jordanian border. Many reforms are made in order for Egypt to westernize like banning the use of the yashmak at public places and propaganda encourages not to wear and teaching western history at schools and teaching foreign languages at schools mostly English also many western songs are being played on the radio. Government propaganda strengthens Egyptian nationalism and unity, encourages Egyptian-Sudanese marriages, encourages our people to make more children and gives more popularity to the president. Sudanese people are encouraged to settle in Egypt with each settler (person/family) being given a home in Sudan. President Nasser begins further westernizing the country by giving women the almost the same rights as men have and increasing government propaganda. Egypt, because of the very low oil prices, is starting to sell less oil in the market in order to keep oil stocks and sell it at a better price. President Nasser creates many schools around Egypt to educate children (both male and female) and adults with more attention given to educate children with 5% of the Egyptian/Sudanese GDP into education, the literacy rate in Egypt has rose to 28% and rising. Egypt receives the 100 Atlay IV tanks and 10,000 AK-48 rifles from Turkey and stations the tanks along the Sinai-Jordanian border. President Nasser starts to fear a Saudi Arabian-German backed invasion and start to massively produce war materiel and increase the number of planes and troops in Sinai frontier. Also, President Nasser encourages the farmers to produce food along the Nile giving them lower taxes and subsidies for each kilo of food sold. President Nasser increases the minimum wage per year from $250 (20,8/month) to $500 (41,7/month). We also change our currency to Egyptian Lira (EGL). We ask any country to invest in our country. We ask Germany and Saudi Arabia to improve our relationships by giving them many interests (Stocks of the Suez Canal, Unlimited free entrance of the Suez Canal, oil in Egypt and Sudan alike) in order to avoid war. We start to build infrastructure (roads, sidewalks, ports, squares, railroads) all around the country (from money made from the Suez Canal, Taxes and Oil) and start modernizing our industry by creating many public industries. We start to build an aircraft carrier to stay a regional power. We westernize more with many reforms like giving the women more rights more propaganda and other reforms. More Sudanese people arrive in Egypt. We ask Turkey to sell us 200 Atlay IV tanks and 20,000 AK-48 rifles and ask them and the Soviet Union for a trade agreement and better relationships. We also ask Iran and Pakistan to join their nuclear program (even if they have slim chances of succeeding).Oil profits increase because we produce/dril 120% more oil per day to match the worldwide demand increasing our previously small profits by 150%. We continue investing 5% of our GPD into education and literacy rises from 28% to 42%. Egyptian Sudan unity strenghtens as 800.000 Sudanese, Dinka, Nuer and Fur people call Egypt their home. The settling program is regarded as a huge success. Egypt now has 28.000.000 people increasing steadily 2,50% per year. A census was conducted this year tell us that there are 25.000.000 Egyptians, 2.100.000 Sudanese Arabs, 350.000 Domba, 200.000 Beja, 200.000 Dinka, 150.000 Nubians, 100.000 Nuer, 20.000 Fur, 5000 Berbers. We continue building up our infrastructure all over the country and attracting foreign investors to invest on our economy giving us resulting in a big economic boom with GDP increasing by 12.0% per year. Our GPD currently stands at $22 billion. President Nasser is able to increase the minimum wage per year from $500 (41,7/month) to $1000 (83,3/month) due to economic growth, more profits from oil and Suez Canal tolls. We continue westernizing. We also mine for uranium and with the quantity we got and with the cooperation of the other members of the Middle Eastern Union we start developing our first nuclear bomb (Mods response). The construction of our first aircraft carrier is finished and we name our first aircraft Khufu I which is 300 m (1000 ft) long and 68 m (225 ft) wide. We also start upgrading our Aircraft fleet increasing it from 200 planes to 400 planes and upgrading their systems. We ask the Turkish and the USSR to improve our relationships and we propose to both of them trade agreement. We also ask them to give us AK-47/48 rifles and newest edition/model tanks.With the profits from oil and from tolls from the Suez Canal we continue investing in building and improving infrastructure and expanding our industry. We create an public oil/gas company merging all of our oil/gas fields in both Egypt and Sudan and we name it Egyptian Oil & Gas Company (EO&GC). With all the investments in our economy and infrastructure and industry unemployment in Egypt falls to 14%.The settling program is regarded as a huge success. Our GPD currently stands at $23,3 billions. We continue mining for uranium. We continue investing 5% of our GPD into education and literacy continues to rise. We continue westernizing. Interracial marriages between Egyptian and Sudanese Arabs, Dinka, Nuer and Fur continue and this government tactic is regarded as a success with over 1.200.000 people in both Egypt and Sudan to have made an interracial marriage.
    • Sudan: Government propaganda strengthens Egyptian nationalism and unity, encourages Egyptian-Sudanese marriages, encourages our people to make more children and gives more popularity to President Nasser. Many reforms are made in order for Egypt to westernize like banning the use of the yashmak at public places and propaganda encourages not to wear and teaching western history at schools and teaching foreign languages at schools mostly English also many western songs are being played on the radio. Egyptians are encouraged by the government to go settle mostly along Sudanese Nile and in Darfur with each settler (person/family) being given a home in Sudan. The Sudanese protectorate contributes as many troops, planes and war materiel as it can. President Nasser creates many schools around the Empire to educate children (both male and female) and adults with more attention given to educate children with 5% of the Egyptian/Sudanese GDP into education, the literacy rate in the Sudan has rose to 18% and rising. More troops are stationed to Sudan and President Nasser adresses many issues between Egypt and Sudan by giving Sudanese and Fur men and women the same rights as Egyptians further encouraging marriges between Egyptians, Sudanese and Fur and increasing the minimum wage per year from $250 (20,8/month) to $500 (41,7/month). and asking the Sudanese representatives to come to speak to President Nasser about the problems in Sudan. That meeting is covered in radio with a mix of propaganda and previous measures taken thus reducing the unrest in Sudan by a lot. From the encouragement of Sudanese-Egyptian marriages some Egyptian people married Sudanese and Fur people effectively starting to assimilate Sudanese and Fur people becoming Egyptians. Also, President Nasser gives encouragement to the farmers to produce food along the Nile giving them lower taxes and subsidies for each kilo of food sold. We also change our currency to Egyptian Lira (EGL). We invest in builing infrastructure all around the country (from money made from the Suez Canal, taxes and oil) and start modernizing our army. We westernize more with many reforms like giving the women more rights more propaganda and other reforms. More Egyptians arrive in Sudan.Oil profits increase because we produce/dril 220% more oil per day to match the worldwide demand increasing our previously small profits by 300%. We continue investing 5% of our GPD into education and literacy rises from 18% to 32%. Egyptian Sudan unity strenghtens as 1.000.000 Egyptian people call Sudan their home. The settling program is regarded as a huge success. Sudan now has 12.000.000 people increasing steadily 2,50% per year. A census we conducted this year tell us that there are 7.050.000 Sudanese Arabs, 1.850.000 Dinka, 1.350.000 Egyptians, 1.050.000 Nuer, 520.000 Nubians, 190.000 Fur. We continue building up our infrastructure all over the country and attracting foreign investors to invest on our economy giving us resulting in a big economic boom with GDP increasing by 12.0% per year. Our GPD currently stands at $9,5 billion. President Nasser is able to increase the minimum wage per year from $500 (41,7/month) to $1000 (83,3/month) due to economic growth, more profits from oil and Suez Canal tolls.We continue westernizing.With the profits from oil and from tolls from the Suez Canal we continue investing in building and improving infrastructure and expanding our industry. We create an public oil/gas company merging all of our oil/gas fields in both Egypt and Sudan and we name it Egyptian Oil & Gas Company (EO&GC). With all the investments in our economy and infrastructure and industry unemployment in Sudan falls to 22%.The settling program is regarded as a huge success. Our GPD currently stands at $10 billions. We continue mining for uranium. We continue investing 5% of our GPD into education and literacy continues to rise. We continue westernizing. Interracial marriages between Egyptian and Sudanese Arabs, Dinka, Nuern and Fur continue and this government tactic is regarded as a success with over 1.200.000 people in both Egypt and Sudan to have made an interracial marriage.
  • Brazil: The nation of Brazil continues to develop the South American Union's various institutions - particularly its economic commission and the conjoined Security forces. The Brazilian military, in particular, begins heavy training of the Venezuelan and Colombian militaries to be up-to-par with the Brazilian armed forces in terms of training. Overall, the Brazilian military currently maintains the lion's share of the military force of the South American Union but with the training of reserves, and active forces in other countries, the Brazilian military prepares these militaries to form and fight as a cohesive military force. The Brazilian economy also continues to show positive growth as the opening of the South American Union - with even easier trade access - allows for a relatively cheap or free flow of goods between all nations removing various trade barriers that once choked out a good amount of Brazilian profit to be made in other South American countries. Brazil, however, also respects the economies of various SAU nations looking to come up with a comprehensive series of agreements to keep all these sectors in all nations profitable and to prevent all out dominance by one nation over another in a common industrial production sector. Specialized resources, however, are left up to the host nation due to their relative difficulty in that kind of regulation. The Brazilian military continues extensive development of rocketry and missile technology. This does also culminate in other developments particularly in its cruise missiles. The city of Brasilia continues construction with the satellite towns and cities gaining their funding for development. Kubitschek's industrial reforms continue to show intense growth in Brazil's industrial sectors beginning to put it in league with some other great powers and in general exceeding a few others. The Brazilian navy continues to replace its older ships with newer more modern ships, or they are converted to the newer models with the updated technology. The Brazilian air force continues adding new aircraft keeping its modern air force up to date and expanding its strategic bombing force as it now wields nearly 100 nuclear weapons of strategic and tactical capacities. The Brazilian navy replaces another Carrier with the newer Lusitania class. It is named the Empresa. Brazil also finishes the connections of various metro stations across the southern coastal portions of Brazil connecting various cities with some internal expansion still to come
    • Venezuela: The nation of Venezuela continues development as its population and economic advance further. The Industrial development also continues in earnest with significant industrial development coming, too. The Venezuelan military continues training with its Brazilian allies and more or less begins a modernization campaign to give Venezuela a respectable navy, and a modern army worth noting. The Venezuelan government in particular begins a major push acquiring modern arms by a good amount officially beginning the modernization project. The Venezuelan economy continues to develop towards a common market.
    • Colombia: Colombia continues to develop with its own specific industries beginning to develop as well. The Colombian oil also continues but not on the par of Venezuela. The Colombians in general show a positive economic growth but are relatively shocked by Venezuela's astounding growth with only a predicted 5% coming out of Colombia this year. The Colombian military also begins to add military shipbuilding capabilities - particularly in Buenaventura. The Colombian Army shows notable trained improvement with the aid of Brazilian forces. Colombia continues work on strengthening its economy for accession to the unified Currency in the next few years.
  • Mesoamerica and its vassals celebrate at the canal's completion and focus on building up the military and economy. The government, almost bankrupt, is saved by canal revenues, 70% of which are assigned towards paying off the national debt by 1970. Mayan continues to grow in prevalence, almost matching Spanish, even in southern areas like Nicaragua.
  • In the United States these things happen: military, economy recovers, nukes, ICBMs, Nationalist Party grows, Harriman is re-elected to the Presidency. The Nationalists overtake the Republicans in both houses of Congress, but a new group leaves the Democrats. This group is mostly southerners who are against Harriman's pro-civil rights attitude. Nationalist candidate Richard Nixon places second in the presidential election. Aerial recovery of object from orbit. Spy satellite carries camera. Photos of far side of moon. Nuclear power, submarines, boats, carriers, destroyers, planes, jets, rockets, space. Race equality struggle continues. Nothing else of note.
  • Mexico: Military, economy.
  • Haiti: Economy, infrastructure.
  • Soviet Union: The Soviet Union continues to expand and grow, and this year brings some important changes to the Soviet military and policy, both abroad and at home. The issue of the 300 dead Soviet soldiers angers the military and the government greatly, and the government does what it can to address all issues of the problem. New regulations and procedures are required at ammunition and vehicle storehouses in order to prevent such drastic leakage of weapons and vehicles from disappearing. Furthermore, the central government has the NKVD search through all aspects of the military to determine who could be behind such criminal actions. A few suspected culprits are rounded up and either sent to gulags or shot, although the investigation is still ongoing. In order to deal with rebellious Poles and Finns, the Polish Occupation Zone is reformatted as a new republic within the Soviet Federal system, and the establishment of a loyal Communist government is put into place. Training of national and loyal police forces in both Finland and Poland is done to help the military deal with any incidents. It is expected with the greater regulations and higher government involvement the rebels will either cease their activity or otherwise become more easier to deal with. Domestically, the government carries on with its program of industrialization and continued modernization of the Soviet economy and military. More factories are built in varied places around the country to produce goods for both the military and the people. Technology-wise, the Soviet Union continues to march forward, eager to catch up with the rest of the world. The AK-48 assault rifle is finished this year, and after extraordinary performance in weapons trials is ordered into full production. Better tanks and now jet planes are also produced in order to keep the theory of deep operations up to date and in full effect, while experimental rocket prototypes are also constructed. More ships, namely battleships, destroyers, cruisers, submarines, and a few aircraft carriers are also built over a period of time to help the Soviet navy retain at least some degree of parity with the rest of the world. Weapons and vehicles of better quality continue to be produced, and new versions are introduced as the technology becomes available. Industrialization and general armarment of the eastern part of the Soviet Union begins, with some believing to think that war or some aggressive action may take place in the near future between the Soviet Union and Japan or China. We agree to the Japanese offer. We also begin applying some degree of pressure on Iran, restoring some degree of border fortifications along the border. A few thousand troops are sent to Iraq to help protect the Soviet ally from any regional aggression. The Soviet Union demands an end to Iranian interference in Afghanistan's internal affairs. The Soviet Union mobilizes its forces and stations several divisions on the Iranian border. 
    • Mongolia: Mongolia continues to make some effort to modernize and industrialize, although the typically rural landscape and population has made this considerably difficult to do effectively. The military continues to train with the Soviets, and more and more Soviet surplus is provided to the Mongolian military to help them stay up to date with weapons and supplies. 
    • Finland: The military and local government joins the Soviets in trying to crack down on rebellious Finns, and efforts are also made to try to bring them back into the fold peacefully if at all possible. Rebuilding the country is still underway, and more services are being provided to the Finns with each passing month. It is hoped that through these efforts, the Soviets will be able to earn the loyalty or at the very least the obedience of the Finns and enable their sway over the country. Finnish forces with aid from the Soviets crack down hard on dissent and resistance, and the full power of the state is used to bring an end to the forces of the insurgency. 
    • Baltic Federal People's Republic: The military and police also perform a bit of a crackdown in order to prevent the sort of unrest or rebellion seen in Finland and Poland over the past few months. The government also helps the country to rebuild, another reason for the merger of the three Baltic countries. 
  • South Africa: The South African military continues to integrate its command and control facilities and personnel into those of the other OAU member-states, with the aim of having a unified military force by 1965. The expansion of the navy under the New Fleet Program continues, with delivery of three new submarines, six landing ships, four cruisers, eight destroyers, and five frigates, all slated to serve within the new military force being developed by the OAU. The military also expands its nuclear weapons stockpile to forty atomic bombs, with additional testing aimed at increasing the yield of the nuclear explosions. Elsewhere, the economic growth and development of South Africa continues with the expansion of the telecommunications sector of the service economy, as well as the development of the chemical production industry. With mining no longer the dominant industry of the South African economy following the government-mandated diversification, many businessmen have been entering into other sectors of the economy for some time now, with many invested in the growing electronics industry. Hydroelectric energy production continues to grow as the South African government focuses on expanding the output of the nation's energy production to match its needs and exports. As more and more South Africans, as well as Rhodesians and Angolans, expand the number of electric wares in the homes, the need to keep up with demand continues to rise. The number of South Africans who own a television is now one out of every ten people, while the number of those who owns a car is one out of every six people. The industrialization of the nation is regarded as complete by economists throughout the country. With low unemployment rates, and generally equal wages mandated under the close watch of the Smuts and Lutuli administrations, the ANC has delievered on nearly all of its promises to the people, as well as staying true to its Pan-African ideals. The literacy rate continues to rise, with 78% of the population regared as literate, and no more than 14% of the population below the poverty level. South Africa thereby feels that it has met all of its OAU goals to prepare for the establishment of the ethnic federation underway in 1965.
    • Rhodesia: Rhodesia continues to prepare its military for the new armed forces under development by the OAU. The integration of the Rhodesian general staff into those of South Africa, Angola, East Africa, and the Indian Ocean republics, continues as the OAU hands out ranks and responsibilities in line with the needs of the new military forces. The economy continues to grow as the main population centers in the states of Zambia and Malawi are industrialized up to the levels of Zimbabwe. With production quotas in Zambia and Malazi closer to the Zimbabwean average, as well as wages and standards of living, Rhodesia announces that it has met almost all of its OAU requirements under the organization's charter, brining it in line with the future plans of the OAU political leadership. Rhodesia signs a nuke sharing agreement with South Africa, allowing South Africa to establish a nuclear umbrella over Rhodesia and allow it access to the nation's nuclear weapons stockpile during times of war.
    • Angola: The industrialization of northern Angola to bring it up to the standards of southern Angola are declared largely complete. Only the education of the population continues to styme further growth in the region. The literacy campaign continues as usual, with mandatory education of the youth in Angola helping to prevent the illiteracy and lack of general education that plagued the nation when the Portuguese ruled the country. The ANC branch in Angola continues to reach out to its friends in Congo, hoping that the Lumumba government will respond to the OAU's invitation to join the organization, pointing to the progress made by all of its members since the OAU's founding. However, as poverty and unrest continues to grip the Congo, the ANC begins to fear for the safety of the citizens of Angola.
    • East Africa: Industrialization in East Africa continues, with more than half of the population working in industrial jobs or jobs related to the industrial sector of the East African economy. Expansion of the military forces becomes an important priority of the government, as the need to secure the borders with the Congo become necessary. With Lumumba losing control of his nation, many East Africans fear a potential spillover of the violence in the Congo. The ANC branches in East Africa appeal to the headquarters in South Africa to do something about the issue, fearing that Congolese rebels may harm OAU citizens in the coming conflict. Particularly worrisome is the threat General Mobutu of the Congolese military poses, leding to more than fifty thousand East African troops being stations in the state of Rwanda-Urundi just in case violence erupts on the otherside of the border.

1961.0

  • Thailand: Thailand continues to build up the military. Infrastructure is improved and repaired, and some new roadways are built.
  • India: We start recruiting more soldiers (We now have 650,000 soldiers). We continue building up/improving our army and navy, we continue improving our technology. We start constructing 50 warships thus giving many jobs to local people and reducing unemployment. We also keep expanding our economy. We try to improve our relationship with Pakistan and the Middle Eastern Union. Meanwhile, we start making more schools (Now we have 100,000 open schools), theaters and libraries. We continue industrializing. We introduce the cultivation of the potato in India. We bring silkworms from China, and we cultivate silk in India. We start encouraging our people to make more children with benefits and and better subsidies. Our population now stands at 700 millions.
  • Kingdom of Romania: The railroad connecting Bucharest to Craiova is complete, with another railroad linking Bucharest to Cluj-Napoca immediately begins construction. Indsutrial capabilities continue to grow as more and more factories are built at an astonishing rate, especially in Chisinau and Craiova, where the Trans-Romanian Railway first begun to link up the country. We would like to offer Germany the ability to connect the Iron Rhine to the Trans- Romanian Railway in order for Germany to gain greater access to Romanian industries and for Romania to tap into the markets of German Austria, the Netherlands, and Czechoslovakia. We believe that this would greatly enhance economic co-operation between the said countries and foster positive relations.  We improve on the automobile industry seeing as more Romanians are able to afford cars. Oil profits further increase and is split with the Germans. Said profit is being poured into the production of additional factories, residential dwellings, business-oriented buildings, and greater funding for education. More public schools and universities are built and staffed with competent teachers and professors to ensure only the finest class of education may be taught to the Romanian Populace. As a result, the literacy increases to 75%. Public healthcare becomes much more affordable for the contry and the service is expected to be entirely free in ten years time. The standard of living continues to grow at a record pace as a Romanian worker's monthly salaray is doubled, enough to take a family of five for a week-long vacation, buy a house fitting for the family and filled with state-of-the-art appliances, and still have enough leftover money to buy clothes for the entire family. More doctors and scientists join the workforce, with scientists starting to conduct research on various fields, most notably the technological ones to be able to find a way to reduce the Romanians doing manual labor in construction and factories in order to give them a decent and high-paying job. The population grows to 22 million people, with only 3% of it unemployed. GDP increases by 6.7%, thanks to the rapid undustrialization the country has embarked on.
  • Egypt: President Nasser starts to fear a Saudi Arabian-German backed invasion and start to massively produce war materiel and increase the number of planes and troops in Sinai frontier. President Nasser improves the infrastructure (roads, ports ...) along the Nile from the delta of the Nile all the way down to Southern Sudan with the money being made by the toll from the Suez Canal and starts constructing one hydroelectric dam in the Nile. The Government starts building fortifications along the Sinai-Jordanian border. Many reforms are made in order for Egypt to westernize like banning the use of the yashmak at public places and propaganda encourages not to wear and teaching western history at schools and teaching foreign languages at schools mostly English also many western songs are being played on the radio. Government propaganda strengthens Egyptian nationalism and unity, encourages Egyptian-Sudanese marriages, encourages our people to make more children and gives more popularity to the president. Sudanese people are encouraged to settle in Egypt with each settler (person/family) being given a home in Sudan. President Nasser begins further westernizing the country by giving women the almost the same rights as men have and increasing government propaganda. Egypt, because of the very low oil prices, is starting to sell less oil in the market in order to keep oil stocks and sell it at a better price. President Nasser creates many schools around Egypt to educate children (both male and female) and adults with more attention given to educate children with 5% of the Egyptian/Sudanese GDP into education, the literacy rate in Egypt has rose to 28% and rising. Egypt receives the 100 Atlay IV tanks and 10,000 AK-48 rifles from Turkey and stations the tanks along the Sinai-Jordanian border. President Nasser starts to fear a Saudi Arabian-German backed invasion and start to massively produce war materiel and increase the number of planes and troops in Sinai frontier. Also, President Nasser encourages the farmers to produce food along the Nile giving them lower taxes and subsidies for each kilo of food sold. President Nasser increases the minimum wage per year from $250 (20,8/month) to $500 (41,7/month). We also change our currency to Egyptian Lira (EGL). We ask any country to invest in our country. We ask Germany and Saudi Arabia to improve our relationships by giving them many interests (Stocks of the Suez Canal, Unlimited free entrance of the Suez Canal, oil in Egypt and Sudan alike) in order to avoid war. We start to build infrastructure (roads, sidewalks, ports, squares, railroads) all around the country (from money made from the Suez Canal, Taxes and Oil) and start modernizing our industry by creating many public industries. We start to build an aircraft carrier to stay a regional power. We westernize more with many reforms like giving the women more rights more propaganda and other reforms. More Sudanese people arrive in Egypt. We ask Turkey to sell us 200 Atlay IV tanks and 20,000 AK-48 rifles and ask them and the Soviet Union for a trade agreement and better relationships. We also ask Iran and Pakistan to join their nuclear program (even if they have slim chances of succeeding). Oil profits increase because we produce/dril 120% more oil per day to match the worldwide demand increasing our previously small profits by 150%. We continue investing 5% of our GPD into education and literacy rises from 28% to 42%. Egyptian Sudan unity strenghtens as 800.000 Sudanese, Dinka, Nuer and Fur people call Egypt their home. The settling program is regarded as a huge success. Egypt now has 28.000.000 people increasing steadily 2,50% per year. A census was conducted this year tell us that there are 25.000.000 Egyptians, 2.100.000 Sudanese Arabs, 350.000 Domba, 200.000 Beja, 200.000 Dinka, 150.000 Nubians, 100.000 Nuer, 20.000 Fur, 5000 Berbers. We continue building up our infrastructure all over the country and attracting foreign investors to invest on our economy giving us resulting in a big economic boom with GDP increasing by 12.0% per year. Our GPD currently stands at $22 billion. President Nasser is able to increase the minimum wage per year from $500 (41,7/month) to $1000 (83,3/month) due to economic growth, more profits from oil and Suez Canal tolls. We continue westernizing. We also mine for uranium and with the quantity we got and with the cooperation of the other members of the Middle Eastern Union we start developing our first nuclear bomb (Mods response). The construction of our first aircraft carrier is finished and we name our first aircraft Khufu I which is 300 m (1000 ft) long and 68 m (225 ft) wide. We also start upgrading our aircraft fleet increasing it from 200 planes to 400 planes and upgrading their systems. We ask the Turkish and the USSR to improve our relationships and we propose to both of them trade agreement. We also ask them to give us AK-47/48 rifles and newest edition/model tanks. With the profits from oil and from tolls from the Suez Canal we continue investing in building and improving infrastructure and expanding our industry. We create an public oil/gas company merging all of our oil/gas fields in both Egypt and Sudan and we name it Egyptian Oil & Gas Company (EO&GC). With all the investments in our economy and infrastructure and industry unemployment in Egypt falls to 14%. The settling program is regarded as a huge success. Our GPD currently stands at $23,3 billions. We continue mining for uranium. We continue investing 5% of our GPD into education and literacy continues to rise. We continue westernizing. Interracial marriages between Egyptian, Sudanese Arabs, Dinka, Nuer, Beja, Domba, Fur and Berbers continue and this government tactic is regarded as a success with over 1.200.000 people in both Egypt and Sudan to have made an interracial marriage.With Suez Canal tolls and oil profits we continue industralizing and building up/repairing infrastructure. Finally the dam we started constructing long ago(In the northern Nile) is now finished and now we make plans/start constructing a new one in the Egyptian-Sudanese borders we make plans to make a huge artificial lake there and build a big city next to it populated by both Egyptians, Sudanese Arabs, Nubians, Beja, Domba, Dinka, Nuer, Fur and Berbers (All our recognized nationalities). With the vast use of propaganda (poster, radio, social events, propaganda at schools) our people come closer and starting to feel like one nation (especially Egyptians and Sudanese Arabs) in both. Our GDP continues to increase by 12% per year. Our GPD currently stands at $24,7 billions. Many companies/corporations are created thanks to the economic boom like the Egyptian-Sudanese Automobile Manufacturer (ESAM) who makes automobiles for all income groups in Egypt/Sudan affordable by the common employed Egyptian/Sudanese citizen and that drops uneployment from 14% to 12%. Westernization continues in both Egypt and Sudan. The settling program and the Interracial marriages program are regarded as a huge success (We continue to send many Egyptian settlers in Sudan and receive many Sudanese settlers in Egypt). We continue investing 5% of our GPD into education and literacy continues to rise. We ask Iran to send us better/more modern equipment/weaponry for our army and help us technologicaly advance our country.
    • Sudan: Government propaganda strengthens Egyptian nationalism and unity, encourages Egyptian-Sudanese marriages, encourages our people to make more children and gives more popularity to President Nasser. Many reforms are made in order for Egypt to westernize like banning the use of the yashmak at public places and propaganda encourages not to wear and teaching western history at schools and teaching foreign languages at schools mostly English also many western songs are being played on the radio. Egyptians are encouraged by the government to go settle mostly along Sudanese Nile and in Darfur with each settler (person/family) being given a home in Sudan. The Sudanese protectorate contributes as many troops, planes and war materiel as it can. President Nasser creates many schools around the Empire to educate children (both male and female) and adults with more attention given to educate children with 5% of the Egyptian/Sudanese GDP into education, the literacy rate in the Sudan has rose to 18% and rising. More troops are stationed to Sudan and President Nasser adresses many issues between Egypt and Sudan by giving Sudanese and Fur men and women the same rights as Egyptians further encouraging marriges between Egyptians, Sudanese and Fur and increasing the minimum wage per year from $250 (20,8/month) to $500 (41,7/month). and asking the Sudanese representatives to come to speak to President Nasser about the problems in Sudan. That meeting is covered in radio with a mix of propaganda and previous measures taken thus reducing the unrest in Sudan by a lot. From the encouragement of Sudanese-Egyptian marriages some Egyptian people married Sudanese and Fur people effectively starting to assimilate Sudanese and Fur people becoming Egyptians. Also, President Nasser gives encouragement to the farmers to produce food along the Nile giving them lower taxes and subsidies for each kilo of food sold. We also change our currency to Egyptian Lira (EGL). We invest in builing infrastructure all around the country (from money made from the Suez Canal, taxes and oil) and start modernizing our army. We westernize more with many reforms like giving the women more rights more propaganda and other reforms. More Egyptians arrive in Sudan. Oil profits increase because we produce/dril 220% more oil per day to match the worldwide demand increasing our previously small profits by 300%. We continue investing 5% of our GPD into education and literacy rises from 18% to 32%. Egyptian Sudan unity strenghtens as 1.000.000 Egyptian people call Sudan their home. The settling program is regarded as a huge success. Sudan now has 12.000.000 people increasing steadily 2,50% per year. A census we conducted this year tell us that there are 7.050.000 Sudanese Arabs, 1.850.000 Dinka, 1.350.000 Egyptians, 1.050.000 Nuer, 520.000 Nubians, .000 Fur. We continue building up our infrastructure all over the country and attracting foreign investors to invest on our economy giving us resulting in a big economic boom with GDP increasing by 12.0% per year. Our GPD currently stands at $9,5 billion. President Nasser is able to increase the minimum wage per year from $500 (41,7/month) to $1000 (83,3/month) due to economic growth, more profits from oil and Suez Canal tolls.We continue westernizing. With the profits from oil and from tolls from the Suez Canal we continue investing in building and improving infrastructure and expanding our industry. We create an public oil/gas company merging all of our oil/gas fields in both Egypt and Sudan and we name it Egyptian Oil & Gas Company (EO&GC). With all the investments in our economy and infrastructure and industry unemployment in Sudan falls to 22%. The settling program is regarded as a huge success. Our GPD currently stands at $10 billions. We continue mining for uranium. We continue investing 5% of our GPD into education and literacy continues to rise. We continue westernizing. Interracial marriages between Egyptian, Sudanese Arabs, Dinka, Nuer, Beja, Domba, Fur and Berbers continue and this government tactic is regarded as a success with over 1.200.000 people in both Egypt and Sudan to have made an interracial marriage.With Suez Canal tolls and oil profits we continue industralizing and building up/repairing infrastructure. We make plans/start constructing a new one in the Egyptian-Sudanese borders we make plans to make a huge artificial lake there and build a big city next to it populated by both Egyptians, Sudanese Arabs, Nubians, Beja, Domba, Dinka, Nuer, Fur and Berbers (All our recognized nationalities). With the vast use of propaganda (poster, radio, social events, propaganda at schools) our people come closer and starting to feel like one nation (especially Egyptians and Sudanese Arabs) in both. Our GDP continues to increase by 12% per year. Our GPD currently stands at $11,2 billions. Many companies/corporations are created thanks to the economic boom like the Egyptian-Sudanese Automobile Manufacturer (ESAM) who makes automobiles for all income groups in Egypt/Sudan affordable by the common employed Egyptian/Sudanese citizen and that drops uneployment from 22% to 18%. Westernization continues in both Egypt and Sudan. The settling program and the Interracial marriages program are regarded as a huge success (We continue to send many Egyptian settlers in Sudan and receive many Sudanese settlers in Egypt). We continue investing 5% of our GPD into education and literacy continues to rise.
  • Morocco: Morocco continues to improve its economy and build up military. Talks about Spain ceding Spanish protectorate in Northern Morocco and Spanish Sahara to Morocco continues. Morocco continues to westernize the nation and population continues to grow. More railways and roads are built by Moroccan Transport Network, with a few highways built between largest cities only. Industry continues to be improved, as a few industries are built on cities low on deserts in Morocco. The Rajasim Phunkar Company determines that the company's and Morocco's first theme park named Rajaskarland shall be built in Casablanca and its plans is to have The Sweetest Folk franchise included in this theme park.
  • Saudi Arabia: Military and economy improve. With the discovery of oil, the Saudi economy continues to grow. We continue to ask for nations to engage in development deals for oil, and oil-based infrastructure continues to grow. Industry continues to grow at a slow rate. Research into modern weaponry begins. Military stands at 115,000 men, not including 10,000 German "Volunteers" under employment of the Saudi Government. Naval expansion continues. The Saudi military continues to purchase arms from Germany, arming the expanding military with G3s and German made tanks. The Air force and navy are expanded as well, with new naval vessels being slated for creation in 1958. The Air force is reformed, scrapping older planes and replacing them with newer jets and bombers. King Saud takes the throne, and continues to increase the military's power. The Saudis begin to push their oil prices down to undercut Egyptian and Brazilian Oil. Saudi Troops being moving in the Northern area of the country. The Arabian Shield Force is formed among the nations of Arabia. We also assure Turkey that its Iraqi allies will be unharmed. Saudi Arabia forms the Arabic Shield Force with Yemen, UAE, Kuwait, and Qatar. This allows Saudi Arabia to draft troops from across the bloc into the Saudi Military into the Saudi Foreign Legion. An additional 10,000 troops are located on the Jordanian border, and the Saudi Navy is activated in the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman to deter Iranian aggression. The Saudis continue to support Sudanese independence. The Saudis also increase naval presence off the eastern shore, to further deter Pakistani and Iranian aggression. Influence on Oman begins. (Turn One of Six). Talks of Federating with several nations in the Arabic sphere continues, gaining more ground with a draft of a constitution rumored to have been shown to the king.
    • Kingdom of Greater Yemen: The military and economy improve. The nation sees a relative increase in its industry, mostly in the Oil Section. Military stands at 55,000 men. Improvements in military tech continue as well, using weapon blueprints to produce arms for the military. With Aden now under the  Yemeni government, the nation celebrates. The capital is relocated to Aden.
    • Kingdom of Kuwait: The nation sees an economic growth, using the large amount of oil in the region to sell off to foreign powers. The nations military sees an expansion to 2000 men, armed with newly purchased G3s. The nation continues to develop its industry.
    • Kingdom of Qatar: The Qatari oil industry is in full bloom as the nation begins to extract the large reserves of Natural gas and oil. A small military force of 800 men is formed.
    • Kingdom of Bahrain: Relatively unshaped by the war, the new nation of Bahrain grows under the guidance of the Saudis. A small military force of 1000 men is formed. Preparations to create an oil industry on the island begin, though it is expected to be tiny due to the nation's small size.
    • The United Arab Emirates: Expands its military and economy.
  • German Reich: The Me Drachen and Me F-53 continue to replace the older jets which are sold to other countries aligned with Germany. The Me B-53takes its place as Germany's main strategic bomber for the Luftwaffe. The Panzer Leopard I enters large scale production to replace the Panzer V. To complete the mechanization of the infantry the final APC models are completed and production of the P-53 , and P126 begins. Choppers are also produced in large quantities to aid ground forces. The G3, MP5 and MG53 are produced in massive amounts to replace the aging equipment from the 1940s. New anti-tank weapons enter development as well to answer the growing need for greater firepower. Development of tactical artillery begins, with a prototype for a nuclear artillery piece being developed. Naval expansion continues to meet the demands for coastal protection and to protect German interests abroad. Production of IRBM's and nuclear warheads begins in earnest, and development of ICBMs begins. Germany makes a name for itself on the 4th of April when it sends the Hanz von Stein, a descendant of the Napoleonic era hero, becomes the first man to go into space. The moment is recorded on film. The computer continues to grow in importance for the military and the BND as its data storage capacities greatly exceeds expectations and other uses are discovered such as quicker communication. Development of more modern stealth fighters begin. Medical research continues as breakthroughs continue. The nuclear powerplant becomes active producing energy for a majority of the city, It is recognized as the first commercial nuclear power plant in the world, plans to build three more in Munich, Berlin and Vienna are made. Construction of a monorail connecting Essen to Berlin begins as the first bullet train in the world. The Universities of Berlin, Vienna and Munich increase funding for research in engineering, medicine, and physics to continue developing Germany's strong academic tradition and maintain Germany's place in the world as a leader in innovation. At the University of Berlin research into lasers begin. Cultural development continues as the democratization of the Reich comes to an end. The once powerful aristocracy slowly start to fade into the background of German politics as they become another interest group backing the conservative coalition. Many landowners and Industrialists begin modernizing their means of production to better exploit Germany's growing position within the global economy. More factories and service companies open up creating jobs for thousands in areas previously ignored. Groups like Mauser-Mannlicher, Heckler and Koch, Krupp, and Bundeswagen continue to expand their shares in their respective market abroad. Efforts to incorporate Elbes-Lothringen's infrastructure begin, the region remains under occupation. However, curfew is relaxed and the occupation forces are told to be courteous to the locals.  As Germany's economic interests in the Middle East a group of industrialists from Hamburg, Essen and Berlin begin looking at the long forgotten Baghdad railway, a project abandoned by Germany in the aftermath of the great war. Adapting this idea the group conceives a new more ambitious project known as the Euro-Arabia connection, a transportation system that would directly link Saudi Arabia and the growing oil industry there with the Central Europe's largest industrial sectors. Despite the desire for this the group lacks the authority or influence to pull this off at the moment and goes to the government in Berlin to try to get political support. The Reichstag and high command take a great interest in the proposition and plans are made to begin talks with the governments of the Netherlands, Switzerland and Saudi Arabia to try to work out the groundwork for project of such a scale, feelers are also sent out to the governments of Turkey, Syria, Palestine, and Hungary to find out their position on such an endeavour. After years of lobbying and close relations Prague finally falls in line with Germany signing the Prague convention tying Czechoslovakia to the Reich and establishing a joint military structure. The BND continues expanding its intelligence web abroad with greater focus being placed in the volatile Middle East, in the Balkans and in China. With recent developments in Turkey BND activities there are temporarily put on hold while Germany begins employing third parties to collect information within Turkey to aviod diplomatic issues.  With the French bombing of South Africa, Berlin passes a law that allows for the construction of a series of underground bunkers meant to protect Germans in case of a nuclear attack. As the British and American economies enter recession Germany takes advantage to fill in the gap in the global economy. International flights to other major German allies and trading partners begin. Trade with Scandinavia increases extensively with the signing of free trade agreements.  Investments in Brazil, Saudi Arabia, China, and throughout Central Europe increase as the German economy starts to gain momentum and the need for branching out increases. With the growing strength of Fascism in the Middle East, the German government starts to slowly review its previous anti-Communist stance as it has been proven that the Soviet Union no longer has ambitions in Europe. In private, delegates go to Moscow to discuss a possible secret anti-Fascist alliance to counter the growing Hong Kong Pact.  Taking advantage of the unrest in Sudan German operatives offer to supply arms and advisors to the sudan to help combat the Egyptians (mod response, please). Germany offers a hand of friendship to Morocco and offers them an arms and free trade agreement (mod response, please). Berlin requests that Brazilian officials help them develop regulations for international lights between the Reich and Brazil.  Germany offers Italy a free trade agreement (mod response, please).
    • South African Dip: South Africa would like to purchase the latest rocket designs from Germany.
    • Czechoslovakia: The sizeable German minority living in Czechoslovakia cheer as they now have a much greater in the management of the country. Despite the fear of some politicians German representative give their word that Germany will not annex Czechoslovakia and they will retain their identity as a sovereign state, albeit one tied to Berlin. With the establishment of an economic union plans to expand the Iron Rhine and EuroRail to Prague, Brno and other major Czechoslovakian cities are made. The Czech army begins a period of modernization along German lines, as the G3 becomes the main rifle, and the Leopard and Drachen are choosing for the main war machines of the state. Integration of the Bohemian industrial sector with Germany's SIlesian area begins as widespread investment from German capitalists begins. The Reichmark is adopted as the national currency, raising the average pay by quite a bit.
    • Military District of the Balkans: Following the collapse of Yugoslavia the entirety of the former kingdom is turned into an occupation zone by the Germans. Trials continue as members of the previous regime are tried for war crimes. While many see it as Justice more consider it a victor's justice and an effort to gain popularity amongst the Croats and Bosniaks. The Chetniks are declared an illegal organization and anyone thought to be hiding members will be held without trial. Raising of local bosniak troops to help occupy Serbian majority areas. Germans living in Former Yugoslavia (numbering about 500,000) are relocated to Carinthia for their own protection and granted large compensation for loss of property paid for by the money collected from Belgrade after it fell to German forces. Former Yugoslav soldiers (exclusively Serbian because of previous player's actions) are confined to internment camps for the time being. Recruitment of Bosniaks to serve as BND Operatives begin with the promise of large payments, many sign up and they are employed to help spy in the Middle East. Croatia is granted independence as the Free State of Croatia.
    • Free State of Croatia: The Croatian nation is declared after talks with Germany come to a conclusion. To secure relations between Croatia and Germany the Treaty of Zagrab is signed allowing Germany to move troops through Croatia, and the Croat state enters an economic union with Germany. The Croat state begins purchasing weapons from Gemrany to outfit their new army. Religious freedom is declared and cultural autonomy is granted to the Muslims as promised by German officials. To separate itself from the Serbian state Croatian schools begin teaching on the basis that they are Illyrians and not slavs like the Serbians. Despite the promise of religious tolerance anti-Orthodox policies are carried out forbidden the Serbians Orthodox public worship. 
  • Soviet Union: The Soviet Union continues to expand and grow, and this year brings some important changes to the Soviet military and policy, both abroad and at home. The issue of the 300 dead Soviet soldiers angers the military and the government greatly, and the government does what it can to address all issues of the problem. New regulations and procedures are required at ammunition and vehicle storehouses in order to prevent such drastic leakage of weapons and vehicles from disappearing. Furthermore, the central government has the NKVD search through all aspects of the military to determine who could be behind such criminal actions. A few suspected culprits are rounded up and either sent to gulags or shot, although the investigation is still ongoing. In order to deal with rebellious Poles and Finns, the Polish Occupation Zone is reformatted as a new republic within the Soviet Federal system, and the establishment of a loyal Communist government is put into place. Training of national and loyal police forces in both Finland and Poland is done to help the military deal with any incidents. It is expected with the greater regulations and higher government involvement the rebels will either cease their activity or otherwise become more easier to deal with. Domestically, the government carries on with its program of industrialization and continued modernization of the Soviet economy and military. More factories are built in varied places around the country to produce goods for both the military and the people. Technology-wise, the Soviet Union continues to march forward, eager to catch up with the rest of the world. The AK-48 assault rifle is finished this year, and after extraordinary performance in weapons trials is ordered into full production. Better tanks and now jet planes are also produced in order to keep the theory of deep operations up to date and in full effect, while experimental rocket prototypes are also constructed. More ships, namely battleships, destroyers, cruisers, submarines, and a few aircraft carriers are also built over a period of time to help the Soviet navy retain at least some degree of parity with the rest of the world. Weapons and vehicles of better quality continue to be produced, and new versions are introduced as the technology becomes available. Industrialization and general armarment of the eastern part of the Soviet Union begins, with some believing to think that war or some aggressive action may take place in the near future between the Soviet Union and Japan or China. We agree to the Japanese offer. We also begin applying some degree of pressure on Iran, restoring some degree of border fortifications along the border. A few thousand troops are sent to Iraq to help protect the Soviet ally from any regional aggression. The Soviet Union demands an end to Iranian interference in Afghanistan's internal affairs. The Soviet Union mobilizes its forces and stations several divisions on the Iranian border. 
    • Mongolia: Mongolia continues to make some effort to modernize and industrialize, although the typically rural landscape and population has made this considerably difficult to do effectively. The military continues to train with the Soviets, and more and more Soviet surplus is provided to the Mongolian military to help them stay up to date with weapons and supplies. 
    • Finland: The military and local government joins the Soviets in trying to crack down on rebellious Finns, and efforts are also made to try to bring them back into the fold peacefully if at all possible. Rebuilding the country is still underway, and more services are being provided to the Finns with each passing month. It is hoped that through these efforts, the Soviets will be able to earn the loyalty or at the very least the obedience of the Finns and enable their sway over the country. Finnish forces with aid from the Soviets crack down hard on dissent and resistance, and the full power of the state is used to bring an end to the forces of the insurgency. 
    • Baltic Federal People's Republic: The military and police also perform a bit of a crackdown in order to prevent the sort of unrest or rebellion seen in Finland and Poland over the past few months. The government also helps the country to rebuild, another reason for the merger of the three Baltic countries. 
  • South Africa: South Africa continues to expand its nuclear arsenal, fully arming all fifty of its nuclear warheads produced prior to the nation's first nuclear weapons test. The military reports to the government that it has the capacity needed to produce ten to fifteen new warheads a year, though that number is bound to increase as new centrifuges are designed and installed at the nations three main nuclear power plants in the Western Cape, Namibia, and the Northern Cape. 400 new Luislang Mk.I tanks are delivered to the military, to fill out the new armored divisions formed over the years. Plans to produce a new line of main battle tanks is underway. Elsewhere, fifty-two additional Atlas Tiers, twelve Perdebyes, and seven Kuikendiefs have been delivered to the air force, while the navy receives seven submarines, three minesweepers, eight destroyers, and six frigates. The development of the nation's interstate highways continues, with more than 200,000 km of paved roads and 78,000 km of railroads spread throughout the nation. The nation's passenger airline is expanded to sixty-three airplanes, allowing more South Africans to travel throughout the nation and the OAU member-states. Inqola designs a new series of car known as the Inqola Mngeni, a low-cost vehicle for lower-income families in need of transportation to and from work, school, and city commuting. The Mngeni's introduction is immediately welcomed by hundreds of thousands of lower class South Africans, and more than 150,000 Mngenis are produced for immediate sell. As predicted by the OAU, Patrice Lumumba is overthrown and executed by his chief-of-staff Joseph-Desiré Mobutu, now calling himself Mobutu Sese Soko, and effectively killing any potention of the Congolese government as it is from joining the OAU peacefully and in the best interests of its citizens. The leaders of the OAU convene in Bulawayo, Rhodesia, to discuss the possible options open to the organization to prevent the coming civil war in the Congo from harming their own nations. Military options are put on the table by the President of East Africa, Jomo Kenyatta, who is supported by the leaders of Rhodesia and Angola. President Tambo of South Africa urges calm, but states that the military option will remain open if Mobutu's regime becomes too unstable for the OAU's tastes. The literacy campaign in South Africa continues as before, with many South African blacks being taught by their fellow neighbors and friends, who seek to help them enter into the workforce as productive employees as the economy continues to grow. Population growth for the year of 1961 is shown to be 3.4% throughout the member-states of the OAU, while economic growth is a stable 4.6%. Plans to construction a series of nuclear power plants in the Northern Cape, Namibia and Botswana are underway under the oversight of the SANEC.
    • ​Rhodesia: As the Congo falls apart, the Rhodesian government demands the speedy formation of the African Union to aid in the prevention of potential conflict spillover into its territory. The Rhodesian Army stations troops along the border following the procedures of the East African military. The army orders 230 Luislang Mk.I tanks and 16 Atlas Tiers to expand the combat capabilities of its personnel. The economy continues to expand as investors pour into the country to take advantage of the low interest rates and corporate taxes in Rhodesia.
    • Angola: The Angolan government continues to provide education to the illiterate population in the north, increasing the number of those who can read and write in northern Angola. Troops from South Africa and other OAU countries are permitted to station themselves along the border with the Congo as its new military government begins to crack down on its own citizens. Refugees fleeing into Angola are intercepted, and moved into refugee camps near the border, that is until the government provide places for the Congolese citizens to live in Angola or until Mobutu is replaced as the leader of the Congo.
    • East Africa: The military of East Africa remains on standby as the situation in the Congo continues to deteriorate. Elsewhere, the expansion of the economy continues as usual, with industrialization a priority of the government. The education of the population continues, and the development of new industries, especially around the cities of Nairobi, Dar es Salaam, Mombasa, and Kisumu, continues as well. In Kampala, several financial centers are established in the city under the watch of the OAU Economic Commission, with the aim of providing a regional headquarters from the OAU's economic branch in East Africa.
    • You can't control what happens in other nations.
    • Perhaps you should read up on the Congo Crisis before you pass judgment, Scraw. I actually study this stuff before I post anything. ~Viva
  • Mesoamerica and its vassals celebrate at the canal's completion and focus on building up the military and economy. The government, almost bankrupt, is saved by canal revenues, 70% of which are assigned towards paying off the national debt by 1970. Mayan continues to grow in prevalence, almost matching Spanish, even in southern areas like Nicaragua.
  • In the United States these things happen: military, economy recovers, nukes, ICBMs, Nationalist Party grows. Launch from earth orbit of upper stage into a heliocentric orbit. Nuclear power, submarines, boats, carriers, destroyers, planes, jets, rockets, space. Race equality struggle continues. Nothing else of note.
    • Mexico: Military, economy.
    • Haiti: Economy, infrastructure.

1961.5

Stuff happens in Congo. Katanga declares its independence under Moise Tshombe. The existing government of Patrice Lumumba is replaced with one led by Mobutu. Katanga turns to the Soviet Union for help.

I didn't force anything, it actually happened. I'm just reacting to it. Also, Lumumba was extremely popular in the Congo as the nation's founding father and a martyr, and revered today. How was he overthrown by a "popular revolt" by a pro-Communist movement (Lumumba, Mobutu, and the Congo were extremely anti-Communist), when he himself was highly popular in the nation? And the Congo is broke and under-developed, how did it achieve prosperity overnight (i.e. implausible)? I'm just not buying it Scraw. ~Viva

Overall this could not have happened as in OTL. So no you cannot control another nations actions. I don't want to see this again. Overall the Congo has undergone quite a few different overall changes through the game so this can happen. The anti-Communist sentiment can be totally different in game than in OTL. -Feud

Ah Feud, you never miss a chance do you? The issue was handled and I cleared up the issue. It's been over since yesterday. ~Viva

  • German Reich: The Me Drachen and Me F-53 continue to replace the older jets which are sold to other countries aligned with Germany. The Me B-53takes its place as Germany's main strategic bomber for the Luftwaffe. The Panzer Leopard I enters large scale production to replace the Panzer V. To complete the mechanization of the infantry the final APC models are completed and production of the P-53 , and P126 begins. Choppers are also produced in large quantities to aid ground forces. The G3, MP5 and MG53 are produced in massive amounts to replace the aging equipment from the 1940s. New anti-tank weapons enter development as well to answer the growing need for greater firepower. Development of tactical artillery begins, with a prototype for a nuclear artillery piece being developed. Naval expansion continues to meet the demands for coastal protection and to protect German interests abroad. Production of IRBM's and nuclear warheads begins in earnest, and development of ICBMs begins. Germany makes a name for itself on the 4th of April when it sends the Hanz von Stein, a descendant of the Napoleonic era hero, becomes the first man to go into space. The moment is recorded on film. The computer continues to grow in importance for the military and the BND as its data storage capacities greatly exceeds expectations and other uses are discovered such as quicker communication. Development of more modern stealth fighters begin. Medical research continues as breakthroughs continue. The nuclear powerplant becomes active producing energy for a majority of the city, It is recognized as the first commercial nuclear power plant in the world, plans to build three more in Munich, Berlin and Vienna are made. Construction of a monorail connecting Essen to Berlin begins as the first bullet train in the world. The Universities of Berlin, Vienna and Munich increase funding for research in engineering, medicine, and physics to continue developing Germany's strong academic tradition and maintain Germany's place in the world as a leader in innovation. At the University of Berlin research into lasers begin. Cultural development continues as the democratization of the Reich comes to an end. The once powerful aristocracy slowly start to fade into the background of German politics as they become another interest group backing the conservative coalition. Many landowners and Industrialists begin modernizing their means of production to better exploit Germany's growing position within the global economy. More factories and service companies open up creating jobs for thousands in areas previously ignored. Groups like Mauser-Mannlicher, Heckler and Koch, Krupp, and Bundeswagen continue to expand their shares in their respective market abroad. Efforts to incorporate Elbes-Lothringen's infrastructure begin, the region remains under occupation. However, curfew is relaxed and the occupation forces are told to be courteous to the locals.  As Germany's economic interests in the Middle East a group of industrialists from Hamburg, Essen and Berlin begin looking at the long forgotten Baghdad railway, a project abandoned by Germany in the aftermath of the great war. Adapting this idea the group conceives a new more ambitious project known as the Euro-Arabia connection, a transportation system that would directly link Saudi Arabia and the growing oil industry there with the Central Europe's largest industrial sectors. Despite the desire for this the group lacks the authority or influence to pull this off at the moment and goes to the government in Berlin to try to get political support. The Reichstag and high command take a great interest in the proposition and plans are made to begin talks with the governments of the Netherlands, Switzerland and Saudi Arabia to try to work out the groundwork for project of such a scale, feelers are also sent out to the governments of Turkey, Syria, Palestine, and Hungary to find out their position on such an endeavour. After years of lobbying and close relations Prague finally falls in line with Germany signing the Prague convention tying Czechoslovakia to the Reich and establishing a joint military structure. The BND continues expanding its intelligence web abroad with greater focus being placed in the volatile Middle East, in the Balkans and in China. With recent developments in Turkey BND activities there are temporarily put on hold while Germany begins employing third parties to collect information within Turkey to aviod diplomatic issues.  With the French bombing of South Africa, Berlin passes a law that allows for the construction of a series of underground bunkers meant to protect Germans in case of a nuclear attack. As the British and American economies enter recession Germany takes advantage to fill in the gap in the global economy. International flights to other major German allies and trading partners begin. Trade with Scandinavia increases extensively with the signing of free trade agreements.  Investments in Brazil, Saudi Arabia, China, and throughout Central Europe increase as the German economy starts to gain momentum and the need for branching out increases. With the growing strength of Fascism in the Middle East, the German government starts to slowly review its previous anti-Communist stance as it has been proven that the Soviet Union no longer has ambitions in Europe. In private, delegates go to Moscow to discuss a possible secret anti-Fascist alliance to counter the growing Hong Kong Pact.  Taking advantage of the unrest in Sudan German operatives offer to supply arms and advisors to the sudan to help combat the Egyptians (mod response, please). Germany offers a hand of friendship to Morocco and offers them an arms and free trade agreement (mod response, please). Berlin requests that Brazilian officials help them develop regulations for international lights between the Reich and Brazil.  Germany offers Italy a free trade agreement (mod response, please).
    • Czechoslovakia: The sizeable German minority living in Czechoslovakia cheer as they now have a much greater in the management of the country. Despite the fear of some politicians German representative give their word that Germany will not annex Czechoslovakia and they will retain their identity as a sovereign state, albeit one tied to Berlin. With the establishment of an economic union plans to expand the Iron Rhine and EuroRail to Prague, Brno and other major Czechoslovakian cities are made. The Czech army begins a period of modernization along German lines, as the G3 becomes the main rifle, and the Leopard and Drachen are choosing for the main war machines of the state. Integration of the Bohemian industrial sector with Germany's SIlesian area begins as widespread investment from German capitalists begins. The Reichmark is adopted as the national currency, raising the average pay by quite a bit.
    • Military District of the Balkans: Following the collapse of Yugoslavia the entirety of the former kingdom is turned into an occupation zone by the Germans. Trials continue as members of the previous regime are tried for war crimes. While many see it as Justice more consider it a victor's justice and an effort to gain popularity amongst the Croats and Bosniaks. The Chetniks are declared an illegal organization and anyone thought to be hiding members will be held without trial. Raising of local bosniak troops to help occupy Serbian majority areas. Germans living in Former Yugoslavia (numbering about 500,000) are relocated to Carinthia for their own protection and granted large compensation for loss of property paid for by the money collected from Belgrade after it fell to German forces. Former Yugoslav soldiers (exclusively Serbian because of previous player's actions) are confined to internment camps for the time being. Recruitment of Bosniaks to serve as BND Operatives begin with the promise of large payments, many sign up and they are employed to help spy in the Middle East. Croatia is granted independence as the Free State of Croatia.
    • Free State of Croatia: The Croatian nation is declared after talks with Germany come to a conclusion. To secure relations between Croatia and Germany the Treaty of Zagrab is signed allowing Germany to move troops through Croatia, and the Croat state enters an economic union with Germany. The Croat state begins purchasing weapons from Gemrany to outfit their new army. Religious freedom is declared and cultural autonomy is granted to the Muslims as promised by German officials. To separate itself from the Serbian state Croatian schools begin teaching on the basis that they are Illyrians and not slavs like the Serbians. Despite the promise of religious tolerance anti-Orthodox policies are carried out forbidden the Serbians Orthodox public worship. 
    • Romanian Dip: We offer Germany a trade deal and to consider our offer of connecting the Iron Rhine to the Trans-Romanian Railroad
  • Soviet Union: The Soviet Union continues to expand and grow, and this year brings some important changes to the Soviet military and policy, both abroad and at home. The issue of the 300 dead Soviet soldiers angers the military and the government greatly, and the government does what it can to address all issues of the problem. New regulations and procedures are required at ammunition and vehicle storehouses in order to prevent such drastic leakage of weapons and vehicles from disappearing. Furthermore, the central government has the NKVD search through all aspects of the military to determine who could be behind such criminal actions. A few suspected culprits are rounded up and either sent to gulags or shot, although the investigation is still ongoing. In order to deal with rebellious Poles and Finns, the Polish Occupation Zone is reformatted as a new republic within the Soviet Federal system, and the establishment of a loyal Communist government is put into place. Training of national and loyal police forces in both Finland and Poland is done to help the military deal with any incidents. It is expected with the greater regulations and higher government involvement the rebels will either cease their activity or otherwise become more easier to deal with. Domestically, the government carries on with its program of industrialization and continued modernization of the Soviet economy and military. More factories are built in varied places around the country to produce goods for both the military and the people. Technology-wise, the Soviet Union continues to march forward, eager to catch up with the rest of the world. The AK-48 assault rifle is finished this year, and after extraordinary performance in weapons trials is ordered into full production. Better tanks and now jet planes are also produced in order to keep the theory of deep operations up to date and in full effect, while experimental rocket prototypes are also constructed. More ships, namely battleships, destroyers, cruisers, submarines, and a few aircraft carriers are also built over a period of time to help the Soviet navy retain at least some degree of parity with the rest of the world. Weapons and vehicles of better quality continue to be produced, and new versions are introduced as the technology becomes available. Industrialization and general armarment of the eastern part of the Soviet Union begins, with some believing to think that war or some aggressive action may take place in the near future between the Soviet Union and Japan or China. We agree to the Japanese offer. We also begin applying some degree of pressure on Iran, restoring some degree of border fortifications along the border. A few thousand troops are sent to Iraq to help protect the Soviet ally from any regional aggression. The Soviet Union demands an end to Iranian interference in Afghanistan's internal affairs. The Soviet Union mobilizes its forces and stations several divisions on the Iranian border. 
    • Mongolia: Mongolia continues to make some effort to modernize and industrialize, although the typically rural landscape and population has made this considerably difficult to do effectively. The military continues to train with the Soviets, and more and more Soviet surplus is provided to the Mongolian military to help them stay up to date with weapons and supplies. 
    • Finland: The military and local government joins the Soviets in trying to crack down on rebellious Finns, and efforts are also made to try to bring them back into the fold peacefully if at all possible. Rebuilding the country is still underway, and more services are being provided to the Finns with each passing month. It is hoped that through these efforts, the Soviets will be able to earn the loyalty or at the very least the obedience of the Finns and enable their sway over the country. Finnish forces with aid from the Soviets crack down hard on dissent and resistance, and the full power of the state is used to bring an end to the forces of the insurgency. 
    • Baltic Federal People's Republic: The military and police also perform a bit of a crackdown in order to prevent the sort of unrest or rebellion seen in Finland and Poland over the past few months. The government also helps the country to rebuild, another reason for the merger of the three Baltic countries. 
  • Thailand: Thailand continues to build up the military. Infrastructure is improved and repaired, and some new roadways are built.
  • Pakistan: Continue to build up military, we now stop trying to influence Afghanistan. More uranium mining. Growth of infrastructure. We do not agree that Turkey is a threat. a new museum was opened, about the history of Buddhism.
  • Iran: Invite Afghanistan into the Middle Eastern Union. The Middle East Lira is officially adopted as the new currency with all its advantage and disadvantage. The military are continously modernize because of the Soviet tendency to threaten Iran. Increase trade with Middle East partners. We offer Pakistan to extend our pipeline network in their territory so they can ship it to Europe directly through Turkey (I think I had a deal with them).
    • Egypt: We ask Iran to give us better better weapons and help us technologicaly advance. We also tell them that we see that Turkey may be a threat to our interests but if we don't back down we will get destroyed by the Soviets (and maybe the Germans too). (We already Germany wants to destroy me and help Saudi Arabia meaning that you will lost/they will take Iraq I think we should try to improve our relationships with the Soviets to counter the German threat cause if we continue like that there will be a coalition between the Germans and German aligned (Romania) and the Soviets and Soviet aligned (Turkey) to wipe us out of the map and we will be uttely destroyed... Perhaps if we improve our relationship with the soviets then we could negotiate about the claimed lands) 
  • Kingdom of Romania: The entire Romanian Royal Family has sadly passed away due to an unfortunate accident while they are on vacation. After giving them state funerals, the Prime Minister issues a referendum on the Romanian populace. They are given three choices: To switch to from a constitutional monarchy to a Republic; to elect a new King or Queen of Romania, or to be federalized with an optional monarch. The referendum is expected to be finished in the next few months. In other news, Romania begins to diversify its energy sources, adding coal and natural gas to its sources. The country begins constructing the Iron Gate 1 Hydroelectric Power Station on the Danube river, and is expected to be finished by 1970. Railroad construction continues between Bucharest and Cluj-Napoca. Factories continue to be built in Bucharest, Craiova and Chisinau to supply the nations needs. We cut down on imports and increase our exports. Infrastructure is improved as we construct additional houses, industrial complexes, and business buildings. Oil profits increase and is split with the Germans. GDP rises by 7% and unemployment is down to 2%. Construction of schools and libraries begin.
  • Morocco: Morocco continues to improve its economy and build up military. Talks about Spain ceding Spanish protectorate in Northern Morocco and Spanish Sahara to Morocco finishes, with Spanish land area in North Africa now officially ceded to Morocco. But Spain kept two coastal enclaves (Ceuta and Melilla) on the Mediterranean coast. Now the year 1961 was a great year for Moroccan people. Morocco continues to westernize the nation and population continues to grow. More railways and roads are built by Moroccan Transport Network, with a few highways built between largest cities only. Industry continues to be improved, as a few industries are built on cities low on deserts in Morocco.
  • India: We continue recruiting more soldiers. We continue building up/improving our army and navy, we continue improving our technology. We also keep expanding our economy. Meanwhile, we continue making more schools (Now we have 100,500 open schools), theaters and libraries. We continue industrializing and infrastructure. We continue encouraging our people to make more children with benefits and and better subsidies. Our population now stands at 700,500,000. This population increase happened by previous encouraging to our people to make more children.
  • TOO MUCH PROGRESS. REQUIRES MORE OPPRESSION.
  • So, how many for 700,500,000 people?
  • Egypt: President Nasser starts to fear a Saudi Arabian-German backed invasion and start to massively produce war materiel and increase the number of planes and troops in Sinai frontier. President Nasser improves the infrastructure (roads, ports ...) along the Nile from the delta of the Nile all the way down to Southern Sudan with the money being made by the toll from the Suez Canal and starts constructing one hydroelectric dam in the Nile. The Government starts building fortifications along the Sinai-Jordanian border. Many reforms are made in order for Egypt to westernize like banning the use of the yashmak at public places and propaganda encourages not to wear and teaching western history at schools and teaching foreign languages at schools mostly English also many western songs are being played on the radio. Government propaganda strengthens Egyptian nationalism and unity, encourages Egyptian-Sudanese marriages, encourages our people to make more children and gives more popularity to the president. Sudanese people are encouraged to settle in Egypt with each settler (person/family) being given a home in Sudan. President Nasser begins further westernizing the country by giving women the almost the same rights as men have and increasing government propaganda. Egypt, because of the very low oil prices, is starting to sell less oil in the market in order to keep oil stocks and sell it at a better price. President Nasser creates many schools around Egypt to educate children (both male and female) and adults with more attention given to educate children with 5% of the Egyptian/Sudanese GDP into education, the literacy rate in Egypt has rose to 28% and rising. Egypt receives the 100 Atlay IV tanks and 10,000 AK-48 rifles from Turkey and stations the tanks along the Sinai-Jordanian border. President Nasser starts to fear a Saudi Arabian-German backed invasion and start to massively produce war materiel and increase the number of planes and troops in Sinai frontier. Also, President Nasser encourages the farmers to produce food along the Nile giving them lower taxes and subsidies for each kilo of food sold. President Nasser increases the minimum wage per year from $250 (20,8/month) to $500 (41,7/month). We also change our currency to Egyptian Lira (EGL). We ask any country to invest in our country. We ask Germany and Saudi Arabia to improve our relationships by giving them many interests (Stocks of the Suez Canal, Unlimited free entrance of the Suez Canal, oil in Egypt and Sudan alike) in order to avoid war. We start to build infrastructure (roads, sidewalks, ports, squares, railroads) all around the country (from money made from the Suez Canal, Taxes and Oil) and start modernizing our industry by creating many public industries. We start to build an aircraft carrier to stay a regional power. We westernize more with many reforms like giving the women more rights more propaganda and other reforms. More Sudanese people arrive in Egypt. We ask Turkey to sell us 200 Atlay IV tanks and 20,000 AK-48 rifles and ask them and the Soviet Union for a trade agreement and better relationships. We also ask Iran and Pakistan to join their nuclear program (even if they have slim chances of succeeding). Oil profits increase because we produce/dril 120% more oil per day to match the worldwide demand increasing our previously small profits by 150%. We continue investing 5% of our GPD into education and literacy rises from 28% to 42%. Egyptian Sudan unity strenghtens as 800.000 Sudanese, Dinka, Nuer and Fur people call Egypt their home. The settling program is regarded as a huge success. Egypt now has 28.000.000 people increasing steadily 2,50% per year. A census was conducted this year tell us that there are 25.000.000 Egyptians, 2.100.000 Sudanese Arabs, 350.000 Domba, 200.000 Beja, 200.000 Dinka, 150.000 Nubians, 100.000 Nuer, 20.000 Fur, 5000 Berbers. We continue building up our infrastructure all over the country and attracting foreign investors to invest on our economy giving us resulting in a big economic boom with GDP increasing by 12.0% per year. Our GPD currently stands at $22 billion. President Nasser is able to increase the minimum wage per year from $500 (41,7/month) to $1000 (83,3/month) due to economic growth, more profits from oil and Suez Canal tolls. We continue westernizing. We also mine for uranium and with the quantity we got and with the cooperation of the other members of the Middle Eastern Union we start developing our first nuclear bomb (Mods response). The construction of our first aircraft carrier is finished and we name our first aircraft Khufu I which is 300 m (1000 ft) long and 68 m (225 ft) wide. We also start upgrading our Aircraft fleet increasing it from 200 planes to 400 planes and upgrading their systems. We ask the Turkish and the USSR to improve our relationships and we propose to both of them trade agreement. We also ask them to give us AK-47/48 rifles and newest edition/model tanks. With the profits from oil and from tolls from the Suez Canal we continue investing in building and improving infrastructure and expanding our industry. We create an public oil/gas company merging all of our oil/gas fields in both Egypt and Sudan and we name it Egyptian Oil & Gas Company (EO&GC). With all the investments in our economy and infrastructure and industry unemployment in Egypt falls to 14%. The settling program is regarded as a huge success. Our GPD currently stands at $23,3 billions. We continue mining for uranium. We continue investing 5% of our GPD into education and literacy continues to rise. We continue westernizing. Interracial marriages between Egyptian, Sudanese Arabs, Dinka, Nuer, Beja, Domba, Fur and Berbers continue and this government tactic is regarded as a success with over 1.200.000 people in both Egypt and Sudan to have made an interracial marriage. With Suez Canal tolls and oil profits we continue industralizing and building up/repairing infrastructure. Finally the dam we started constructing long ago(In the northern Nile) is now finished and now we make plans/start constructing a new one in the Egyptian-Sudanese borders we make plans to make a huge artificial lake there and build a big city next to it populated by both Egyptians, Sudanese Arabs, Nubians, Beja, Domba, Dinka, Nuer, Fur and Berbers (All our recognized nationalities). With the vast use of propaganda (poster, radio, social events, propaganda at schools) our people come closer and starting to feel like one nation (especially Egyptians and Sudanese Arabs) in both. Our GDP continues to increase by 12% per year. Our GPD currently stands at $24,7 billions. Many companies/corporations are created thanks to the economic boom like the Egyptian-Sudanese Automobile Manufacturer (ESAM) who makes automobiles for all income groups in Egypt/Sudan affordable by the common employed Egyptian/Sudanese citizen and that drops uneployment from 14% to 12%. Westernization continues in both Egypt and Sudan. The settling program and the Interracial marriages program are regarded as a huge success (We continue to send many Egyptian settlers in Sudan and receive many Sudanese settlers in Egypt). We continue investing 5% of our GPD into education and literacy continues to rise. We ask Iran to send us better/more modern equipment/weaponry for our army and help us technologicaly advance our country.The economic boom continues, new businesses/companies open, uneployment falls from 12% to 10%, we continue our projects, settling program and interracial marriages program continue with huge success, more and more citizens get cars from Egyptian-Sudanese Automobile Manufacturer (ESAM), public Egyptian Oil & Gas Company (EO&GC) makes day by day more and more profits and with increasing Suez Canal tolls we are able to build more/repair infrastructure and we continue industrializing, propaganda continues strenghening the ties of our nation, our GDP currently stands at $26,2 billions, we continue mining for uranium, we continue westernizing, Sinai-Jordanian fortifications finish construction, we create more schools, libraries and theatres, Egyptian Lira (EGL) rises 20% against American dollar, Deutsche mark, French franc, Soviet ruble, English pound sterling, Italian lira, Brazilian cruzeiro (/real?), Chinese Yuan, Japanese yen, Turkish Lira, Indian rupee, Iranian rial, Saudi Arabian Riyal, South African rand, Australian pound, Argentine Peso, Pakistan Rupee and any other currency due to being underestimated and because of that Egyptians and Sudanese become 20% richer.
    • Sudan: Government propaganda strengthens Egyptian nationalism and unity, encourages Egyptian-Sudanese marriages, encourages our people to make more children and gives more popularity to President Nasser. Many reforms are made in order for Egypt to westernize like banning the use of the yashmak at public places and propaganda encourages not to wear and teaching western history at schools and teaching foreign languages at schools mostly English also many western songs are being played on the radio. Egyptians are encouraged by the government to go settle mostly along Sudanese Nile and in Darfur with each settler (person/family) being given a home in Sudan. The Sudanese protectorate contributes as many troops, planes and war materiel as it can. President Nasser creates many schools around the Empire to educate children (both male and female) and adults with more attention given to educate children with 5% of the Egyptian/Sudanese GDP into education, the literacy rate in the Sudan has rose to 18% and rising. More troops are stationed to Sudan and President Nasser adresses many issues between Egypt and Sudan by giving Sudanese and Fur men and women the same rights as Egyptians further encouraging marriges between Egyptians, Sudanese and Fur and increasing the minimum wage per year from $250 (20,8/month) to $500 (41,7/month). and asking the Sudanese representatives to come to speak to President Nasser about the problems in Sudan. That meeting is covered in radio with a mix of propaganda and previous measures taken thus reducing the unrest in Sudan by a lot. From the encouragement of Sudanese-Egyptian marriages some Egyptian people married Sudanese and Fur people effectively starting to assimilate Sudanese and Fur people becoming Egyptians. Also, President Nasser gives encouragement to the farmers to produce food along the Nile giving them lower taxes and subsidies for each kilo of food sold. We also change our currency to Egyptian Lira (EGL). We invest in builing infrastructure all around the country (from money made from the Suez Canal, taxes and oil) and start modernizing our army. We westernize more with many reforms like giving the women more rights more propaganda and other reforms. More Egyptians arrive in Sudan. Oil profits increase because we produce/dril 220% more oil per day to match the worldwide demand increasing our previously small profits by 300%. We continue investing 5% of our GPD into education and literacy rises from 18% to 32%. Egyptian Sudan unity strenghtens as 1.000.000 Egyptian people call Sudan their home. The settling program is regarded as a huge success. Sudan now has 12.000.000 people increasing steadily 2,50% per year. A census we conducted this year tell us that there are 7.050.000 Sudanese Arabs, 1.850.000 Dinka, 1.350.000 Egyptians, 1.050.000 Nuer, 520.000 Nubians, 190.000 Fur. We continue building up our infrastructure all over the country and attracting foreign investors to invest on our economy giving us resulting in a big economic boom with GDP increasing by 12.0% per year. Our GPD currently stands at $9,5 billion. President Nasser is able to increase the minimum wage per year from $500 (41,7/month) to $1000 (83,3/month) due to economic growth, more profits from oil and Suez Canal tolls. We continue westernizing. With the profits from oil and from tolls from the Suez Canal we continue investing in building and improving infrastructure and expanding our industry. We create an public oil/gas company merging all of our oil/gas fields in both Egypt and Sudan and we name it Egyptian Oil & Gas Company (EO&GC). With all the investments in our economy and infrastructure and industry unemployment in Sudan falls to 22%. The settling program is regarded as a huge success. Our GPD currently stands at $10 billions. We continue mining for uranium. We continue investing 5% of our GPD into education and literacy continues to rise. We continue westernizing. Interracial marriages between Egyptian, Sudanese Arabs, Dinka, Nuer, Beja, Domba, Fur and Berbers continue and this government tactic is regarded as a success with over 1.200.000 people in both Egypt and Sudan to have made an interracial marriage. With Suez Canal tolls and oil profits we continue industralizing and building up/repairing infrastructure. We make plans/start constructing a new one in the Egyptian-Sudanese borders we make plans to make a huge artificial lake there and build a big city next to it populated by both Egyptians, Sudanese Arabs, Nubians, Beja, Domba, Dinka, Nuer, Fur and Berbers (All our recognized nationalities). With the vast use of propaganda (poster, radio, social events, propaganda at schools) our people come closer and starting to feel like one nation (especially Egyptians and Sudanese Arabs) in both. Our GDP continues to increase by 12% per year. Our GPD currently stands at $11,2 billions. Many companies/corporations are created thanks to the economic boom like the Egyptian-Sudanese Automobile Manufacturer (ESAM) who makes automobiles for all income groups in Egypt/Sudan affordable by the common employed Egyptian/Sudanese citizen and that drops uneployment from 22% to 18%. Westernization continues in both Egypt and Sudan. The settling program and the Interracial marriages program are regarded as a huge success (We continue to send many Egyptian settlers in Sudan and receive many Sudanese settlers in Egypt). We continue investing 5% of our GPD into education and literacy continues to rise.The economic boom continues, new businesses/companies open, uneployment falls from 18% to 15%, we continue our projects, settling program and interracial marriages program continue with huge success, more and more citizens get vehicles from Egyptian-Sudanese Automobile Manufacturer (ESAM), public Egyptian Oil & Gas Company (EO&GC) makes day by day more and more profits and with increasing Suez Canal tolls we are able to build more/repair infrastructure and we continue industrializing, propaganda continues strenghening the ties of our nation, our GDP currently stands at $11,9 billions, we continue mining for uranium, we continue westernizing, Sinai-Jordanian fortifications finish construction, we create more schools, libraries and theatres, Egyptian Lira (EGL) rises 20% against American dollar, Deutsche mark, French franc, Soviet ruble, English pound sterling, Italian lira, Brazilian cruzeiro (/real?), Chinese Yuan, Japanese yen, Turkish Lira, Indian rupee, Iranian rial, Saudi Arabian Riyal, South African rand, Australian pound, Argentine Peso, Pakistan Rupee and any other currency due to being underestimated and because of that Egyptians and Sudanese become 20% richer. We officially adopt the use of the Egyptian Lira (EGL) due to being the most used currency in our nation.
  • Brazil: The nation of Brazil continues to develop the South American Union's various institutions - particularly its economic commission and the conjoined Security forces. The Brazilian military, in particular, begins heavy training of the Venezuelan and Colombian militaries to be up-to-par with the Brazilian armed forces in terms of training. Overall, the Brazilian military currently maintains the lion's share of the military force of the South American Union but with the training of reserves, and active forces in other countries, the Brazilian military prepares these militaries to form and fight as a cohesive military force. The Brazilian economy also continues to show positive growth as the opening of the South American Union - with even easier trade access - allows for a relatively cheap or free flow of goods between all nations removing various trade barriers that once choked out a good amount of Brazilian profit to be made in other South American countries. Brazil, however, also respects the economies of various SAU nations looking to come up with a comprehensive series of agreements to keep all these sectors in all nations profitable and to prevent all out dominance by one nation over another in a common industrial production sector. Specialized resources, however, are left up to the host nation due to their relative difficulty in that kind of regulation. The Brazilian military continues extensive development of rocketry and missile technology. This does also culminate in other developments particularly in its cruise missiles. The city of Brasilia continues construction with the satellite towns and cities gaining their funding for development. Kubitschek's industrial reforms continue to show intense growth in Brazil's industrial sectors beginning to put it in league with some other great powers and in general exceeding a few others. The Brazilian navy continues to replace its older ships with newer more modern ships, or they are converted to the newer models with the updated technology. The Brazilian air force continues adding new aircraft keeping its modern air force up to date and expanding its strategic bombing force as it now wields nearly 100 nuclear weapons of strategic and tactical capacities. The Brazilian navy replaces another Carrier with the newer Lusitania class. It is named the Empresa. Brazil also finishes the connections of various metro stations across the southern coastal portions of Brazil connecting various cities with some internal expansion still to come
    • Venezuela: The nation of Venezuela continues development as its population and economic advance further. The Industrial development also continues in earnest with significant industrial development coming, too. The Venezuelan military continues training with its Brazilian allies and more or less begins a modernization campaign to give Venezuela a respectable navy, and a modern army worth noting. The Venezuelan government in particular begins a major push acquiring modern arms by a good amount officially beginning the modernization project. The Venezuelan economy continues to develop towards a common market.
    • Colombia: Colombia continues to develop with its own specific industries beginning to develop as well. The Colombian oil also continues but not on the par of Venezuela. The Colombians in general show a positive economic growth but are relatively shocked by Venezuela's astounding growth with only a predicted 5% coming out of Colombia this year. The Colombian military also begins to add military shipbuilding capabilities - particularly in Buenaventura. The Colombian Army shows notable trained improvement with the aid of Brazilian forces. Colombia continues work on strengthening its economy for accession to the unified Currency in the next few years.
  • Mesoamerica and its vassals celebrate at the canal's completion and focus on building up the military and economy. The government, almost bankrupt, is saved by canal revenues, 70% of which are assigned towards paying off the national debt by 1970. Mayan continues to grow in prevalence, almost matching Spanish, even in southern areas like Nicaragua.
  • South Africa: The government of South Africa states that it will closely watch the Mobutu regime, and that any violence perpetuated by the Mobutu government will draw the attention of the OAU and punishment of the government. Troops levels are decreased along the Congolese border, and returned home. Elsewhere, the SANEC produces twelve additional nuclear weapons, increasing the arsenal of bombs to sixty-two warheads. The growth of the economy continue along with the industrial sectors of the economy, while development of other industries continue as well. The OAU political commission announces that based on the progress of the member-states within the organization, the formation of the Africa Union has been moved to the year of 1963, two years ahead of schedule. The growth of the literate populations, integration of the economies and military, and the political stability throughout the OAU, have seen remarkable growth in all sectors of the South African, Rhodesian, Angolan, and East African societies, allowing for an ethnic federation such as the one planned to take place much sooner than originally expected.

1962.0

  • German Reich: The Me Drachen and Me F-53 continue to replace the older jets which are sold to other countries aligned with Germany. The Me B-53takes its place as Germany's main strategic bomber for the Luftwaffe. The Panzer Leopard I enters large scale production to replace the Panzer V. To complete the mechanization of the infantry the final APC models are completed and production of the P-53 , and P126 begins. Choppers are also produced in large quantities to aid ground forces. The G3, MP5 and MG53 are produced in massive amounts to replace the aging equipment from the 1940s. New anti-tank weapons enter development as well to answer the growing need for greater firepower. Development of tactical artillery begins, with a prototype for a nuclear artillery piece being developed. Naval expansion continues to meet the demands for coastal protection and to protect German interests abroad. Production of IRBM's and nuclear warheads begins in earnest, and development of ICBMs begins. Germany makes a name for itself on the 4th of April when it sends the Hanz von Stein, a descendant of the Napoleonic era hero, becomes the first man to go into space. The moment is recorded on film. The computer continues to grow in importance for the military and the BND as its data storage capacities greatly exceeds expectations and other uses are discovered such as quicker communication. Development of more modern stealth fighters begin. Medical research continues as breakthroughs continue. The nuclear powerplant becomes active producing energy for a majority of the city, It is recognized as the first commercial nuclear power plant in the world, plans to build three more in Munich, Berlin and Vienna are made. Construction of a monorail connecting Essen to Berlin begins as the first bullet train in the world. The Universities of Berlin, Vienna and Munich increase funding for research in engineering, medicine, and physics to continue developing Germany's strong academic tradition and maintain Germany's place in the world as a leader in innovation. At the University of Berlin research into lasers begin. Cultural development continues as the democratization of the Reich comes to an end. The once powerful aristocracy slowly start to fade into the background of German politics as they become another interest group backing the conservative coalition. Many landowners and Industrialists begin modernizing their means of production to better exploit Germany's growing position within the global economy. More factories and service companies open up creating jobs for thousands in areas previously ignored. Groups like Mauser-Mannlicher, Heckler and Koch, Krupp, and Bundeswagen continue to expand their shares in their respective market abroad. Efforts to incorporate Elbes-Lothringen's infrastructure begin, the region remains under occupation. However, curfew is relaxed and the occupation forces are told to be courteous to the locals.  As Germany's economic interests in the Middle East a group of industrialists from Hamburg, Essen and Berlin begin looking at the long forgotten Baghdad railway, a project abandoned by Germany in the aftermath of the great war. Adapting this idea the group conceives a new more ambitious project known as the Euro-Arabia connection, a transportation system that would directly link Saudi Arabia and the growing oil industry there with the Central Europe's largest industrial sectors. Despite the desire for this the group lacks the authority or influence to pull this off at the moment and goes to the government in Berlin to try to get political support. The Reichstag and high command take a great interest in the proposition and plans are made to begin talks with the governments of the Netherlands, Switzerland and Saudi Arabia to try to work out the groundwork for project of such a scale, feelers are also sent out to the governments of Turkey, Syria, Palestine, and Hungary to find out their position on such an endeavour. After years of lobbying and close relations Prague finally falls in line with Germany signing the Prague convention tying Czechoslovakia to the Reich and establishing a joint military structure. The BND continues expanding its intelligence web abroad with greater focus being placed in the volatile Middle East, in the Balkans and in China. With recent developments in Turkey BND activities there are temporarily put on hold while Germany begins employing third parties to collect information within Turkey to aviod diplomatic issues.  With the French bombing of South Africa, Berlin passes a law that allows for the construction of a series of underground bunkers meant to protect Germans in case of a nuclear attack. As the British and American economies enter recession Germany takes advantage to fill in the gap in the global economy. International flights to other major German allies and trading partners begin. Trade with Scandinavia increases extensively with the signing of free trade agreements.  Investments in Brazil, Saudi Arabia, China, and throughout Central Europe increase as the German economy starts to gain momentum and the need for branching out increases. With the growing strength of Fascism in the Middle East, the German government starts to slowly review its previous anti-Communist stance as it has been proven that the Soviet Union no longer has ambitions in Europe. In private, delegates go to Moscow to discuss a possible secret anti-Fascist alliance to counter the growing Hong Kong Pact.  Taking advantage of the unrest in Sudan German operatives offer to supply arms and advisors to the sudan to help combat the Egyptians (mod response, please). Germany offers a hand of friendship to Morocco and offers them an arms and free trade agreement (mod response, please). Berlin requests that Brazilian officials help them develop regulations for international lights between the Reich and Brazil.  Germany offers Italy a free trade agreement (mod response, please).
    • Czechoslovakia: The sizeable German minority living in Czechoslovakia cheer as they now have a much greater in the management of the country. Despite the fear of some politicians German representative give their word that Germany will not annex Czechoslovakia and they will retain their identity as a sovereign state, albeit one tied to Berlin. With the establishment of an economic union plans to expand the Iron Rhine and EuroRail to Prague, Brno and other major Czechoslovakian cities are made. The Czech army begins a period of modernization along German lines, as the G3 becomes the main rifle, and the Leopard and Drachen are choosing for the main war machines of the state. Integration of the Bohemian industrial sector with Germany's SIlesian area begins as widespread investment from German capitalists begins. The Reichmark is adopted as the national currency, raising the average pay by quite a bit.
    • Military District of the Balkans: Following the collapse of Yugoslavia the entirety of the former kingdom is turned into an occupation zone by the Germans. Trials continue as members of the previous regime are tried for war crimes. While many see it as Justice more consider it a victor's justice and an effort to gain popularity amongst the Croats and Bosniaks. The Chetniks are declared an illegal organization and anyone thought to be hiding members will be held without trial. Raising of local bosniak troops to help occupy Serbian majority areas. Germans living in Former Yugoslavia (numbering about 500,000) are relocated to Carinthia for their own protection and granted large compensation for loss of property paid for by the money collected from Belgrade after it fell to German forces. Former Yugoslav soldiers (exclusively Serbian because of previous player's actions) are confined to internment camps for the time being. Recruitment of Bosniaks to serve as BND Operatives begin with the promise of large payments, many sign up and they are employed to help spy in the Middle East. Croatia is granted independence as the Free State of Croatia.
    • Free State of Croatia: The Croatian nation is declared after talks with Germany come to a conclusion. To secure relations between Croatia and Germany the Treaty of Zagrab is signed allowing Germany to move troops through Croatia, and the Croat state enters an economic union with Germany. The Croat state begins purchasing weapons from Gemrany to outfit their new army. Religious freedom is declared and cultural autonomy is granted to the Muslims as promised by German officials. To separate itself from the Serbian state Croatian schools begin teaching on the basis that they are Illyrians and not slavs like the Serbians. Despite the promise of religious tolerance anti-Orthodox policies are carried out forbidden the Serbians Orthodox public worship. 
    • Romanian Dip: We offer Germany a trade deal and to consider our offer of connecting the Iron Rhine to the Trans-Romanian Railroad. We would also like to purchase tanks and jet fighters.
  • Soviet Union: The Soviet Union continues to expand and grow, and this year brings some important changes to the Soviet military and policy, both abroad and at home. The issue of the 300 dead Soviet soldiers angers the military and the government greatly, and the government does what it can to address all issues of the problem. New regulations and procedures are required at ammunition and vehicle storehouses in order to prevent such drastic leakage of weapons and vehicles from disappearing. Furthermore, the central government has the NKVD search through all aspects of the military to determine who could be behind such criminal actions. A few suspected culprits are rounded up and either sent to gulags or shot, although the investigation is still ongoing. In order to deal with rebellious Poles and Finns, the Polish Occupation Zone is reformatted as a new republic within the Soviet Federal system, and the establishment of a loyal Communist government is put into place. Training of national and loyal police forces in both Finland and Poland is done to help the military deal with any incidents. It is expected with the greater regulations and higher government involvement the rebels will either cease their activity or otherwise become more easier to deal with. Domestically, the government carries on with its program of industrialization and continued modernization of the Soviet economy and military. More factories are built in varied places around the country to produce goods for both the military and the people. Technology-wise, the Soviet Union continues to march forward, eager to catch up with the rest of the world. The AK-48 assault rifle is finished this year, and after extraordinary performance in weapons trials is ordered into full production. Better tanks and now jet planes are also produced in order to keep the theory of deep operations up to date and in full effect, while experimental rocket prototypes are also constructed. More ships, namely battleships, destroyers, cruisers, submarines, and a few aircraft carriers are also built over a period of time to help the Soviet navy retain at least some degree of parity with the rest of the world. Weapons and vehicles of better quality continue to be produced, and new versions are introduced as the technology becomes available. Industrialization and general armarment of the eastern part of the Soviet Union begins, with some believing to think that war or some aggressive action may take place in the near future between the Soviet Union and Japan or China. We agree to the Japanese offer. We also begin applying some degree of pressure on Iran, restoring some degree of border fortifications along the border. A few thousand troops are sent to Iraq to help protect the Soviet ally from any regional aggression. The Soviet Union demands an end to Iranian interference in Afghanistan's internal affairs. The Soviet Union mobilizes its forces and stations several divisions on the Iranian border. The Soviet Union sends aid to the Congolese. 
    • Mongolia: Mongolia continues to make some effort to modernize and industrialize, although the typically rural landscape and population has made this considerably difficult to do effectively. The military continues to train with the Soviets, and more and more Soviet surplus is provided to the Mongolian military to help them stay up to date with weapons and supplies. 
    • Finland: The military and local government joins the Soviets in trying to crack down on rebellious Finns, and efforts are also made to try to bring them back into the fold peacefully if at all possible. Rebuilding the country is still underway, and more services are being provided to the Finns with each passing month. It is hoped that through these efforts, the Soviets will be able to earn the loyalty or at the very least the obedience of the Finns and enable their sway over the country. Finnish forces with aid from the Soviets crack down hard on dissent and resistance, and the full power of the state is used to bring an end to the forces of the insurgency. 
    • Baltic Federal People's Republic: The military and police also perform a bit of a crackdown in order to prevent the sort of unrest or rebellion seen in Finland and Poland over the past few months. The government also helps the country to rebuild, another reason for the merger of the three Baltic countries. 
  • Thailand: Thailand continues to build up the military. Infrastructure is improved and repaired, and some new roadways are built.
  • Iran: Agree to ship weapons to Egypt for a cheaper price and recognize that we must increase relation with the Soviet but insist that the Soviet must remove their troops from the frontier. Nuclear program continue with our allies. We seek to repair Soviet-Iranian relation but insist that Afghanistan must have the right to freely join the Middle East Union if it want to. Continue to diversify the economy with the construction of factories. Many ports grow to extend the number of cargo they can hold. Warn the Saudi to reduce naval presence in the Persian Gulf to keep the trait open for trade, we propose to limit military presence in the trait and the Persian Gulf just enough to hunt pirate and smuggler.

  • In the United States these things happen: military, economy recovers, computers, nukes, ICBMs, Nationalist Party grows. Since the Germans put the first man in space, the President announces his intent to have an American land on the moon and return to the earth before the decade is out. America achieves ship-to-ship radio contact in space. Project Mercury achieves five-day human spaceflight with Scott Carpenter. Ranger 3 is launched to study the moon. The first transatlantic television broadcast from the United States to France is achieved. Guam is admitted as the 52nd state. The United States Navy SEALs are activated. Nuclear power, submarines, boats, carriers, destroyers, planes, jets, rockets, space. Race equality struggle continues. Nothing else of note.
    • Mexico: Military, economy.
    • Haiti: Economy, infrastructure.
  • Federal Republic of Romania: The referendum has showed that 63% of the Romanians who voted favored being a federal state as opposed to becoming a full-fledged republic or remain a monarchy with a new bloodline. With the strong industrial base the country has, some factories are switched to  producing firearms for the country. Conscription begins for all men aged 18-45 in order to bolster the country's meager 100,000-man armed forces. Military scientists begin research on jet planes, advanced firearms, and tanks. We ask to purchase tanks and jet fighters from Germany. In the meantime, Oil profits increase by 200% and is split with the Germans. The money is used to invest in the military, education, and agriculture. The population increases to 22 million, GDP rises by 7%, and unemployment falls to 1.7%
  • Morocco: Morocco continues to improve its economy and build up military. Morocco continues to westernize the nation and population continues to grow. More railways and roads are built by Moroccan Transport Network, with a few highways built between largest cities only. Industry continues to be improved, as a few industries are built on cities low on deserts in Morocco. To develop the country even more, determined Morocco that all children over eight years of age must go to school at weekdays, not weekends. At the te largest cities of Morocco, the cities' mayors have rights to build their first schools, which can hold more then 100 pupils. This is what Moroccan education starts.
  • Saudi Arabia: Military and economy improve. With the discovery of oil, the Saudi economy continues to grow. We continue to ask for nations to engage in development deals for oil, and oil-based infrastructure continues to grow. Industry continues to grow at a slow rate. Research into modern weaponry begins. Military stands at 115,000 men, not including 10,000 German "Volunteers" under employment of the Saudi Government. Naval expansion continues. The Saudi military continues to purchase arms from Germany, arming the expanding military with G3s and German made tanks. The Air force and navy are expanded as well, with new naval vessels being slated for creation in 1958. The Air force is reformed, scrapping older planes and replacing them with newer jets and bombers. King Saud takes the throne, and continues to increase the military's power. The Saudis begin to push their oil prices down to undercut Egyptian and Brazilian Oil. Saudi Troops being moving in the Northern area of the country. The Arabian Shield Force is formed among the nations of Arabia. We also assure Turkey that its Iraqi allies will be unharmed. Saudi Arabia forms the Arabic Shield Force with Yemen, UAE, Kuwait, and Qatar. This allows Saudi Arabia to draft troops from across the bloc into the Saudi Military into the Saudi Foreign Legion. An additional 10,000 troops are located on the Jordanian border, and the Saudi Navy is activated in the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman to deter Iranian aggression. The Saudis continue to support Sudanese independence. The Saudis also increase naval presence off the eastern shore, to further deter Pakistani and Iranian aggression. Influence on Oman begins. (Turn three of Six). Talks of Federating with several nations in the Arabic sphere continues, gaining more ground with a draft of a constitution rumored to have been shown to the king.
    • Kingdom of Greater Yemen: The military and economy improve. The nation sees a relative increase in its industry, mostly in the Oil Section. Military stands at 55,000 men. Improvements in military tech continue as well, using weapon blueprints to produce arms for the military. With Aden now under the  Yemeni government, the nation celebrates. The capital is relocated to Aden.
    • Kingdom of Kuwait: The nation sees an economic growth, using the large amount of oil in the region to sell off to foreign powers. The nations military sees an expansion to 2000 men, armed with newly purchased G3s. The nation continues to develop its industry.
    • Kingdom of Qatar: The Qatari oil industry is in full bloom as the nation begins to extract the large reserves of Natural gas and oil. A small military force of 800 men is formed.
    • Kingdom of Bahrain: Relatively unshaped by the war, the new nation of Bahrain grows under the guidance of the Saudis. A small military force of 1000 men is formed. Preparations to create an oil industry on the island begin, though it is expected to be tiny due to the nation's small size.
    • The United Arab Emirates: Expands its military and economy.
  • South Africa: South Africa's government continues to monitor the situation in Zaire (it was Mobutu, so I'm assuming he changed the name of the Congo by now), with monthly reports on Mobutu's actions submitted to the OAU headquarters for review. Elsewhere, the federalization of South Africa and its neighboring OAU member nations grows closer to completion, with the financial institutions, military forces, industrial resources, and transportation networks of the member-states completely integrated into one another, forming a true single market between all of the OAU nations. The political demarcation of the administrative divisions of the planned federation is now underway, with the ethnic groups of the OAU each to be given their own representation within the new organization, which shall serve as a multi-party ethnic federation, best suited to the needs of the African people. With most of the work completed, priority is given to the political concerns of the OAU. It has been established that Oliver Tambo and Jomo Kenyatta shall serve as the President and Vice President of the African Union, while the African National Congress shall serve as the dominate party of the new organization. The new nation shall be officially established in 1963, though the new government exists and functions in all but name. Expansion of the nation's nuclear arsenal to eighty-three warheads, with plans to expand that number dramatically. The population growth of the OAU nations is registered as 4.4%, and economic growth at 4.9% for the year of 1962. One out of every five South Africans now owns a television, and one out of every three South Africans owns a car. The introduction of the low-cost Mngeni by Inqola is credited with the increase in the percentage of South Africans who now own a vehicle, while the vast industrial capabilities of the OAU nations and their integrated economies is pointed to as the reason low-cost electronics such as television sets are in the homes of so many South Africans.
    • Rhodesia: The development of the new ethnic federation is praised throughout Rhodesia's many cities, as numerous citizens celebrate the formation of a new power on par with its international rivals militarily, industrially, and economically. With the enormous benefits brought about by the OAU and the Union of Southern African Nations before it, the belief is held that the new African Union will excel to new heights as it brings the region under its administration under the leadership of progressive politicians and their ideals. The expansion of the economy continues as the telecommunications industry continues as before, as well as the construction of several hydroelectric dams to provide energy to the growing cities of Harare, Bulawayo, Lusaka, and Ndole as the urban populations there grow. Most that 60% of the population now resides in the cities of the country, and the literacy rate of Rhodesia exceeds 80% as of 1962, meeting most of the ruling ANC's domestic goals in Rhodesia.
    • Angola: Angola's literate population exceeds 75%, with much of the progress due to the aggressive policies of Angola's local government, backed by the funds of South Africa and Rhodesia over the last thirty years. Focus on the institution of free, mandatory education in Angola in the 1940s, has also been credited with undercutting the illiteracy rate in the country, by getting educational materials into the hands of Angola's young before it became to difficult to teach them as adults. Economic development in Angola is just as praiseworthy. Most of Angola's economy is highly-diversified, no longer heavily reliant upon the export of petroleum products as in the 1930s. With the diversification of the economic assets in Angola, Angolans have plenty of jobs no longer linked directly or indirectly to the petroleum sector of the economy.
    • East Africa: While East Africa still possesses a population with a literacy of only 57%, economic growth has abounded under the strict guidelines of the OAU. Jomo Kenyatta's successful anti-tribalism programs in the mid-1950s have resulted in a boom in economic growth, as once hostile regions where warring tribes and ethnic groups made investment a risky and largely fruitless action, are now benefiting from the peace and prosperity brought to the region as a result of tribalism's defeat. With too many avenues to peace, and plentiful resources flowing into the region as a result of the new and growing transportation networks across East Africa and the OAU, tribalism is widely considered a thing of the past. With millions of Africans moving away from violence as a form of political expression, some regard the period as "the African miracle", where art, science, liberty, and freedom of expression can now prosper. With women's rights exported from South Africa and Rhodesia entering into the daily lives of East Africans, it is hoped that women can more fully contribute to the economy as equal partners with men.
  • Pakistan: We continue to mine for uranium, and improve our military and infrastructure. The carrier is completed and two light carriers are almost complete. We begin to modernize our armed forces. Elections are held, and Ayub Khan wins against the competition. Most uprisings in Koshmir have now ended. New schools were built. The museum is opened. Pakistan continues to push for Morocco and Spain to accept the Union's proposal. Pakistan warns Iran to stop influencing Afghanistan, and mobilizes troops on the border with Iran to carry the message. PS sorry I thought I was logged in ... Tao64 (talk) 04:35, April 17, 2015 (UTC)
    • Iran Dip: Confirm that we have offer the Soviet to calm the situation by a reduction of the troops on both side of the frontier since the Soviet were the first to mobilize against us, and for Afghanistan, we are just probing its legitmate government if it would want to join the Middle East Union of its own right. No need to mobilize
    • Pakistan Dip: stop influencing them. this is the last warning. I have agreed with USSR that this needs to stop (on chat). you need to focus on Saudi Arabia, as they are the immediate threat.
  • Committee of National Salvation (India): A group of restless military officers with ultra-nationalist tendencies, resenting over the nation's slow crumbling, band together to form the Commitee of National Salvation, led by General Shekar Akumbath. On February, the Commitee launched a bloody mutiny in New Delhi, forcing the government to evacuate. General Akumbath sweeps the old regime aside, proclaims a new right-wing government, with himself as president.
  • You need an algo before you can declare such drastic measures. 
  • By the way India is now free if you want you could quit that organization and join as India :P its simpler that way...

1962.5

Romanian Player, I'm sorry, but I don't have the authority to answer for Germany right now, only post for him. 

  • German Reich: The Me Drachen and Me F-53 continue to replace the older jets which are sold to other countries aligned with Germany. The Me B-53takes its place as Germany's main strategic bomber for the Luftwaffe. The Panzer Leopard I enters large scale production to replace the Panzer V. To complete the mechanization of the infantry the final APC models are completed and production of the P-53 , and P126 begins. Choppers are also produced in large quantities to aid ground forces. The G3, MP5 and MG53 are produced in massive amounts to replace the aging equipment from the 1940s. New anti-tank weapons enter development as well to answer the growing need for greater firepower. Development of tactical artillery begins, with a prototype for a nuclear artillery piece being developed. Naval expansion continues to meet the demands for coastal protection and to protect German interests abroad. Production of IRBM's and nuclear warheads begins in earnest, and development of ICBMs begins. Germany makes a name for itself on the 4th of April when it sends the Hanz von Stein, a descendant of the Napoleonic era hero, becomes the first man to go into space. The moment is recorded on film. The computer continues to grow in importance for the military and the BND as its data storage capacities greatly exceeds expectations and other uses are discovered such as quicker communication. Development of more modern stealth fighters begin. Medical research continues as breakthroughs continue. The nuclear powerplant becomes active producing energy for a majority of the city, It is recognized as the first commercial nuclear power plant in the world, plans to build three more in Munich, Berlin and Vienna are made. Construction of a monorail connecting Essen to Berlin begins as the first bullet train in the world. The Universities of Berlin, Vienna and Munich increase funding for research in engineering, medicine, and physics to continue developing Germany's strong academic tradition and maintain Germany's place in the world as a leader in innovation. At the University of Berlin research into lasers begin. Cultural development continues as the democratization of the Reich comes to an end. The once powerful aristocracy slowly start to fade into the background of German politics as they become another interest group backing the conservative coalition. Many landowners and Industrialists begin modernizing their means of production to better exploit Germany's growing position within the global economy. More factories and service companies open up creating jobs for thousands in areas previously ignored. Groups like Mauser-Mannlicher, Heckler and Koch, Krupp, and Bundeswagen continue to expand their shares in their respective market abroad. Efforts to incorporate Elbes-Lothringen's infrastructure begin, the region remains under occupation. However, curfew is relaxed and the occupation forces are told to be courteous to the locals.  As Germany's economic interests in the Middle East a group of industrialists from Hamburg, Essen and Berlin begin looking at the long forgotten Baghdad railway, a project abandoned by Germany in the aftermath of the great war. Adapting this idea the group conceives a new more ambitious project known as the Euro-Arabia connection, a transportation system that would directly link Saudi Arabia and the growing oil industry there with the Central Europe's largest industrial sectors. Despite the desire for this the group lacks the authority or influence to pull this off at the moment and goes to the government in Berlin to try to get political support. The Reichstag and high command take a great interest in the proposition and plans are made to begin talks with the governments of the Netherlands, Switzerland and Saudi Arabia to try to work out the groundwork for project of such a scale, feelers are also sent out to the governments of Turkey, Syria, Palestine, and Hungary to find out their position on such an endeavour. After years of lobbying and close relations Prague finally falls in line with Germany signing the Prague convention tying Czechoslovakia to the Reich and establishing a joint military structure. The BND continues expanding its intelligence web abroad with greater focus being placed in the volatile Middle East, in the Balkans and in China. With recent developments in Turkey BND activities there are temporarily put on hold while Germany begins employing third parties to collect information within Turkey to aviod diplomatic issues.  With the French bombing of South Africa, Berlin passes a law that allows for the construction of a series of underground bunkers meant to protect Germans in case of a nuclear attack. As the British and American economies enter recession Germany takes advantage to fill in the gap in the global economy. International flights to other major German allies and trading partners begin. Trade with Scandinavia increases extensively with the signing of free trade agreements.  Investments in Brazil, Saudi Arabia, China, and throughout Central Europe increase as the German economy starts to gain momentum and the need for branching out increases. With the growing strength of Fascism in the Middle East, the German government starts to slowly review its previous anti-Communist stance as it has been proven that the Soviet Union no longer has ambitions in Europe. In private, delegates go to Moscow to discuss a possible secret anti-Fascist alliance to counter the growing Hong Kong Pact.  Taking advantage of the unrest in Sudan German operatives offer to supply arms and advisors to the sudan to help combat the Egyptians (mod response, please). Germany offers a hand of friendship to Morocco and offers them an arms and free trade agreement (mod response, please). Berlin requests that Brazilian officials help them develop regulations for international lights between the Reich and Brazil.  Germany offers Italy a free trade agreement (mod response, please).
    • Czechoslovakia: The sizeable German minority living in Czechoslovakia cheer as they now have a much greater in the management of the country. Despite the fear of some politicians German representative give their word that Germany will not annex Czechoslovakia and they will retain their identity as a sovereign state, albeit one tied to Berlin. With the establishment of an economic union plans to expand the Iron Rhine and EuroRail to Prague, Brno and other major Czechoslovakian cities are made. The Czech army begins a period of modernization along German lines, as the G3 becomes the main rifle, and the Leopard and Drachen are choosing for the main war machines of the state. Integration of the Bohemian industrial sector with Germany's SIlesian area begins as widespread investment from German capitalists begins. The Reichmark is adopted as the national currency, raising the average pay by quite a bit.
    • Military District of the Balkans: Following the collapse of Yugoslavia the entirety of the former kingdom is turned into an occupation zone by the Germans. Trials continue as members of the previous regime are tried for war crimes. While many see it as Justice more consider it a victor's justice and an effort to gain popularity amongst the Croats and Bosniaks. The Chetniks are declared an illegal organization and anyone thought to be hiding members will be held without trial. Raising of local bosniak troops to help occupy Serbian majority areas. Germans living in Former Yugoslavia (numbering about 500,000) are relocated to Carinthia for their own protection and granted large compensation for loss of property paid for by the money collected from Belgrade after it fell to German forces. Former Yugoslav soldiers (exclusively Serbian because of previous player's actions) are confined to internment camps for the time being. Recruitment of Bosniaks to serve as BND Operatives begin with the promise of large payments, many sign up and they are employed to help spy in the Middle East. Croatia is granted independence as the Free State of Croatia.
    • Free State of Croatia: The Croatian nation is declared after talks with Germany come to a conclusion. To secure relations between Croatia and Germany the Treaty of Zagrab is signed allowing Germany to move troops through Croatia, and the Croat state enters an economic union with Germany. The Croat state begins purchasing weapons from Gemrany to outfit their new army. Religious freedom is declared and cultural autonomy is granted to the Muslims as promised by German officials. To separate itself from the Serbian state Croatian schools begin teaching on the basis that they are Illyrians and not slavs like the Serbians. Despite the promise of religious tolerance anti-Orthodox policies are carried out forbidden the Serbians Orthodox public worship. 
    • Romanian Dip: We offer Germany a trade deal and to consider our offer of connecting the Iron Rhine to the Trans-Romanian Railroad. We would also like to purchase tanks and jet fighters.
  • Soviet Union: The Soviet Union continues to expand and grow, and this year brings some important changes to the Soviet military and policy, both abroad and at home. The issue of the 300 dead Soviet soldiers angers the military and the government greatly, and the government does what it can to address all issues of the problem. New regulations and procedures are required at ammunition and vehicle storehouses in order to prevent such drastic leakage of weapons and vehicles from disappearing. Furthermore, the central government has the NKVD search through all aspects of the military to determine who could be behind such criminal actions. A few suspected culprits are rounded up and either sent to gulags or shot, although the investigation is still ongoing. In order to deal with rebellious Poles and Finns, the Polish Occupation Zone is reformatted as a new republic within the Soviet Federal system, and the establishment of a loyal Communist government is put into place. Training of national and loyal police forces in both Finland and Poland is done to help the military deal with any incidents. It is expected with the greater regulations and higher government involvement the rebels will either cease their activity or otherwise become more easier to deal with. Domestically, the government carries on with its program of industrialization and continued modernization of the Soviet economy and military. More factories are built in varied places around the country to produce goods for both the military and the people. Technology-wise, the Soviet Union continues to march forward, eager to catch up with the rest of the world. The AK-48 assault rifle is finished this year, and after extraordinary performance in weapons trials is ordered into full production. Better tanks and now jet planes are also produced in order to keep the theory of deep operations up to date and in full effect, while experimental rocket prototypes are also constructed. More ships, namely battleships, destroyers, cruisers, submarines, and a few aircraft carriers are also built over a period of time to help the Soviet navy retain at least some degree of parity with the rest of the world. Weapons and vehicles of better quality continue to be produced, and new versions are introduced as the technology becomes available. Industrialization and general armarment of the eastern part of the Soviet Union begins, with some believing to think that war or some aggressive action may take place in the near future between the Soviet Union and Japan or China. We agree to the Japanese offer. We also begin applying some degree of pressure on Iran, restoring some degree of border fortifications along the border. A few thousand troops are sent to Iraq to help protect the Soviet ally from any regional aggression. The Soviet Union demands an end to Iranian interference in Afghanistan's internal affairs. The Soviet Union mobilizes its forces and stations several divisions on the Iranian border. The Soviet Union sends aid to the Congolese. 
    • Mongolia: Mongolia continues to make some effort to modernize and industrialize, although the typically rural landscape and population has made this considerably difficult to do effectively. The military continues to train with the Soviets, and more and more Soviet surplus is provided to the Mongolian military to help them stay up to date with weapons and supplies. 
    • Finland: The military and local government joins the Soviets in trying to crack down on rebellious Finns, and efforts are also made to try to bring them back into the fold peacefully if at all possible. Rebuilding the country is still underway, and more services are being provided to the Finns with each passing month. It is hoped that through these efforts, the Soviets will be able to earn the loyalty or at the very least the obedience of the Finns and enable their sway over the country. Finnish forces with aid from the Soviets crack down hard on dissent and resistance, and the full power of the state is used to bring an end to the forces of the insurgency. 
    • Baltic Federal People's Republic: The military and police also perform a bit of a crackdown in order to prevent the sort of unrest or rebellion seen in Finland and Poland over the past few months. The government also helps the country to rebuild, another reason for the merger of the three Baltic countries. 
    • Romanian Dip: We ask to purchase arms, tanks, jet planes, or their blueprints. We also offer the Soviet Union a trade deal
  • Thailand: Thailand continues to build up the military. Infrastructure is improved and repaired, and some new roadways are built.
  • Pakistan: We tell Iran to stop influencing Afghanistan. We are growing worried at the unrest in India. Military and economy grow. We continue to patrol Saudi waters. A very small atomic blast was generated at the lab, but we cannot decode how this happened, as it was a accident. PS again!Tao64 (talk) 01:47, April 18, 2015 (UTC)
  • Egypt: President Nasser starts to fear a Saudi Arabian-German backed invasion and start to massively produce war materiel and increase the number of planes and troops in Sinai frontier. President Nasser improves the infrastructure (roads, ports ...) along the Nile from the delta of the Nile all the way down to Southern Sudan with the money being made by the toll from the Suez Canal and starts constructing one hydroelectric dam in the Nile. The Government starts building fortifications along the Sinai-Jordanian border. Many reforms are made in order for Egypt to westernize like banning the use of the yashmak at public places and propaganda encourages not to wear and teaching western history at schools and teaching foreign languages at schools mostly English also many western songs are being played on the radio. Government propaganda strengthens Egyptian nationalism and unity, encourages Egyptian-Sudanese marriages, encourages our people to make more children and gives more popularity to the president. Sudanese people are encouraged to settle in Egypt with each settler (person/family) being given a home in Sudan. President Nasser begins further westernizing the country by giving women the almost the same rights as men have and increasing government propaganda. Egypt, because of the very low oil prices, is starting to sell less oil in the market in order to keep oil stocks and sell it at a better price. President Nasser creates many schools around Egypt to educate children (both male and female) and adults with more attention given to educate children with 5% of the Egyptian/Sudanese GDP into education, the literacy rate in Egypt has rose to 28% and rising. Egypt receives the 100 Atlay IV tanks and 10,000 AK-48 rifles from Turkey and stations the tanks along the Sinai-Jordanian border. President Nasser starts to fear a Saudi Arabian-German backed invasion and start to massively produce war materiel and increase the number of planes and troops in Sinai frontier. Also, President Nasser encourages the farmers to produce food along the Nile giving them lower taxes and subsidies for each kilo of food sold. President Nasser increases the minimum wage per year from $250 (20,8/month) to $500 (41,7/month). We also change our currency to Egyptian Lira (EGL). We ask any country to invest in our country. We ask Germany and Saudi Arabia to improve our relationships by giving them many interests (Stocks of the Suez Canal, Unlimited free entrance of the Suez Canal, oil in Egypt and Sudan alike) in order to avoid war. We start to build infrastructure (roads, sidewalks, ports, squares, railroads) all around the country (from money made from the Suez Canal, Taxes and Oil) and start modernizing our industry by creating many public industries. We start to build an aircraft carrier to stay a regional power. We westernize more with many reforms like giving the women more rights more propaganda and other reforms. More Sudanese people arrive in Egypt. We ask Turkey to sell us 200 Atlay IV tanks and 20,000 AK-48 rifles and ask them and the Soviet Union for a trade agreement and better relationships. We also ask Iran and Pakistan to join their nuclear program (even if they have slim chances of succeeding). Oil profits increase because we produce/dril 120% more oil per day to match the worldwide demand increasing our previously small profits by 150%. We continue investing 5% of our GPD into education and literacy rises from 28% to 42%. Egyptian Sudan unity strenghtens as 800.000 Sudanese, Dinka, Nuer and Fur people call Egypt their home. The settling program is regarded as a huge success. Egypt now has 28.000.000 people increasing steadily 2,50% per year. A census was conducted this year tell us that there are 25.000.000 Egyptians, 2.100.000 Sudanese Arabs, 350.000 Domba, 200.000 Beja, 200.000 Dinka, 150.000 Nubians, 100.000 Nuer, 20.000 Fur, 5000 Berbers. We continue building up our infrastructure all over the country and attracting foreign investors to invest on our economy giving us resulting in a big economic boom with GDP increasing by 12.0% per year. Our GPD currently stands at $22 billion. President Nasser is able to increase the minimum wage per year from $500 (41,7/month) to $1000 (83,3/month) due to economic growth, more profits from oil and Suez Canal tolls. We continue westernizing. We also mine for uranium and with the quantity we got and with the cooperation of the other members of the Middle Eastern Union we start developing our first nuclear bomb (Mods response). The construction of our first aircraft carrier is finished and we name our first aircraft Khufu I which is 300 m (1000 ft) long and 68 m (225 ft) wide. We also start upgrading our Aircraft fleet increasing it from 200 planes to 400 planes and upgrading their systems. We ask the Turkish and the USSR to improve our relationships and we propose to both of them trade agreement. We also ask them to give us AK-47/48 rifles and newest edition/model tanks. With the profits from oil and from tolls from the Suez Canal we continue investing in building and improving infrastructure and expanding our industry. We create an public oil/gas company merging all of our oil/gas fields in both Egypt and Sudan and we name it Egyptian Oil & Gas Company (EO&GC). With all the investments in our economy and infrastructure and industry unemployment in Egypt falls to 14%. The settling program is regarded as a huge success. Our GPD currently stands at $23,3 billions. We continue mining for uranium. We continue investing 5% of our GPD into education and literacy continues to rise. We continue westernizing. Interracial marriages between Egyptian, Sudanese Arabs, Dinka, Nuer, Beja, Domba, Fur and Berbers continue and this government tactic is regarded as a success with over 1.200.000 people in both Egypt and Sudan to have made an interracial marriage. With Suez Canal tolls and oil profits we continue industralizing and building up/repairing infrastructure. Finally the dam we started constructing long ago(In the northern Nile) is now finished and now we make plans/start constructing a new one in the Egyptian-Sudanese borders we make plans to make a huge artificial lake there and build a big city next to it populated by both Egyptians, Sudanese Arabs, Nubians, Beja, Domba, Dinka, Nuer, Fur and Berbers (All our recognized nationalities). With the vast use of propaganda (poster, radio, social events, propaganda at schools) our people come closer and starting to feel like one nation (especially Egyptians and Sudanese Arabs) in both. Our GDP continues to increase by 12% per year. Our GPD currently stands at $24,7 billions. Many companies/corporations are created thanks to the economic boom like the Egyptian-Sudanese Automobile Manufacturer (ESAM) who makes automobiles for all income groups in Egypt/Sudan affordable by the common employed Egyptian/Sudanese citizen and that drops uneployment from 14% to 12%. Westernization continues in both Egypt and Sudan. The settling program and the Interracial marriages program are regarded as a huge success (We continue to send many Egyptian settlers in Sudan and receive many Sudanese settlers in Egypt). We continue investing 5% of our GPD into education and literacy continues to rise. We ask Iran to send us better/more modern equipment/weaponry for our army and help us technologicaly advance our country. The economic boom continues, new businesses/companies open, uneployment falls from 12% to 10%, we continue our projects, settling program and interracial marriages program continue with huge success, more and more citizens get cars from Egyptian-Sudanese Automobile Manufacturer (ESAM), public Egyptian Oil & Gas Company (EO&GC) makes day by day more and more profits and with increasing Suez Canal tolls we are able to build more/repair infrastructure and we continue industrializing, propaganda continues strenghening the ties of our nation, our GDP currently stands at $26,2 billions, we continue mining for uranium, we continue westernizing, Sinai-Jordanian fortifications finish construction, we create more schools, libraries and theatres, Egyptian Lira (EGL) rises 20% against American dollar, Deutsche mark, French franc, Soviet ruble, English pound sterling, Italian lira, Brazilian cruzeiro (/real?), Chinese Yuan, Japanese yen, Turkish Lira, Indian rupee, Iranian rial, Saudi Arabian Riyal, South African rand, Australian pound, Argentine Peso, Pakistan Rupee and any other currency due to being underestimated and because of that Egyptians and Sudanese become 20% richer.We continue investing 5% of our GPD into education and literacy continues to rise. The economic boom continues, new businesses/companies open, uneployment falls from 10% to 8%, we continue our projects (artificial lake in Egyptian-Sudanese borders, updating the army, navy and our air force), settling program and interracial marriages program continue with huge success, more and more citizens get cars from Egyptian-Sudanese Automobile Manufacturer (ESAM), public Egyptian Oil & Gas Company (EO&GC) makes day by day more and more profits and with increasing Suez Canal tolls we are able to build more/repair infrastructure and we continue industralizing, propaganda continues strenghening the ties of our nation, our GDP continues to increase by 12% per year, our GDP currently stands at $29,35 billions, we continue mining for uranium, we continue westernizing, we create more schools, libraries and theatres. We thank the Iranian Government for their help and receive the Iranian weapons, with the Iranian help we are able to further modernize our army give them better weapons. We ask Turkey to improve our relationship and invite them to join the Middle Eastern Union.
    • Sudan: Government propaganda strengthens Egyptian nationalism and unity, encourages Egyptian-Sudanese marriages, encourages our people to make more children and gives more popularity to President Nasser. Many reforms are made in order for Egypt to westernize like banning the use of the yashmak at public places and propaganda encourages not to wear and teaching western history at schools and teaching foreign languages at schools mostly English also many western songs are being played on the radio. Egyptians are encouraged by the government to go settle mostly along Sudanese Nile and in Darfur with each settler (person/family) being given a home in Sudan. The Sudanese protectorate contributes as many troops, planes and war materiel as it can. President Nasser creates many schools around the Empire to educate children (both male and female) and adults with more attention given to educate children with 5% of the Egyptian/Sudanese GDP into education, the literacy rate in the Sudan has rose to 18% and rising. More troops are stationed to Sudan and President Nasser adresses many issues between Egypt and Sudan by giving Sudanese and Fur men and women the same rights as Egyptians further encouraging marriges between Egyptians, Sudanese and Fur and increasing the minimum wage per year from $250 (20,8/month) to $500 (41,7/month). and asking the Sudanese representatives to come to speak to President Nasser about the problems in Sudan. That meeting is covered in radio with a mix of propaganda and previous measures taken thus reducing the unrest in Sudan by a lot. From the encouragement of Sudanese-Egyptian marriages some Egyptian people married Sudanese and Fur people effectively starting to assimilate Sudanese and Fur people becoming Egyptians. Also, President Nasser gives encouragement to the farmers to produce food along the Nile giving them lower taxes and subsidies for each kilo of food sold. We also change our currency to Egyptian Lira (EGL). We invest in builing infrastructure all around the country (from money made from the Suez Canal, taxes and oil) and start modernizing our army. We westernize more with many reforms like giving the women more rights more propaganda and other reforms. More Egyptians arrive in Sudan. Oil profits increase because we produce/dril 220% more oil per day to match the worldwide demand increasing our previously small profits by 300%. We continue investing 5% of our GPD into education and literacy rises from 18% to 32%. Egyptian Sudan unity strenghtens as 1.000.000 Egyptian people call Sudan their home. The settling program is regarded as a huge success. Sudan now has 12.000.000 people increasing steadily 2,50% per year. A census we conducted this year tell us that there are 7.050.000 Sudanese Arabs, 1.850.000 Dinka, 1.350.000 Egyptians, 1.050.000 Nuer, 520.000 Nubians, 190.000 Fur. We continue building up our infrastructure all over the country and attracting foreign investors to invest on our economy giving us resulting in a big economic boom with GDP increasing by 12.0% per year. Our GPD currently stands at $9,5 billion. President Nasser is able to increase the minimum wage per year from $500 (41,7/month) to $1000 (83,3/month) due to economic growth, more profits from oil and Suez Canal tolls.We continue westernizing. With the profits from oil and from tolls from the Suez Canal we continue investing in building and improving infrastructure and expanding our industry. We create an public oil/gas company merging all of our oil/gas fields in both Egypt and Sudan and we name it Egyptian Oil & Gas Company (EO&GC). With all the investments in our economy and infrastructure and industry unemployment in Sudan falls to 22%. The settling program is regarded as a huge success. Our GPD currently stands at $10 billions. We continue mining for uranium. We continue investing 5% of our GPD into education and literacy continues to rise. We continue westernizing. Interracial marriages between Egyptian, Sudanese Arabs, Dinka, Nuer, Beja, Domba, Fur and Berbers continue and this government tactic is regarded as a success with over 1.200.000 people in both Egypt and Sudan to have made an interracial marriage. With Suez Canal tolls and oil profits we continue industralizing and building up/repairing infrastructure. We make plans/start constructing a new one in the Egyptian-Sudanese borders we make plans to make a huge artificial lake there and build a big city next to it populated by both Egyptians, Sudanese Arabs, Nubians, Beja, Domba, Dinka, Nuer, Fur and Berbers (All our recognized nationalities). With the vast use of propaganda (poster, radio, social events, propaganda at schools) our people come closer and starting to feel like one nation (especially Egyptians and Sudanese Arabs) in both. Our GDP continues to increase by 12% per year. Our GPD currently stands at $11,2 billions. Many companies/corporations are created thanks to the economic boom like the Egyptian-Sudanese Automobile Manufacturer (ESAM) who makes automobiles for all income groups in Egypt/Sudan affordable by the common employed Egyptian/Sudanese citizen and that drops uneployment from 22% to 18%. Westernization continues in both Egypt and Sudan. The settling program and the Interracial marriages program are regarded as a huge success (We continue to send many Egyptian settlers in Sudan and receive many Sudanese settlers in Egypt). We continue investing 5% of our GPD into education and literacy continues to rise. The economic boom continues, new businesses/companies open, uneployment falls from 18% to 15%, we continue our projects, settling program and interracial marriages program continue with huge success, more and more citizens get vehicles from Egyptian-Sudanese Automobile Manufacturer (ESAM), public Egyptian Oil & Gas Company (EO&GC) makes day by day more and more profits and with increasing Suez Canal tolls we are able to build more/repair infrastructure and we continue industrializing, propaganda continues strntghening the ties of our nation, our GDP currently stands at $11,9 billions, we continue mining for uranium, we continue westernizing, Sinai-Jordanian fortifications finish construction, we create more schools, libraries and theatres, Egyptian Lira (EGL) rises 20% against American dollar, Deutsche mark, French franc, Soviet ruble, English pound sterling, Italian lira, Brazilian cruzeiro (/real?), Chinese Yuan, Japanese yen, Turkish Lira, Indian rupee, Iranian rial, Saudi Arabian Riyal, South African rand, Australian pound, Argentine Peso, Pakistan Rupee and any other currency due to being underestimated and because of that Egyptians and Sudanese become 20% richer. We offiacialy adopt the use of the Egyptian Lira (EGL) due to being the most used currency in our nation.We continue investing 5% of our GPD into education and literacy continues to rise. The economic boom continues, new businesses/companies open, unemployment falls from 15% to 12%, we continue our projects (artificial lake in Egyptian-Sudanese borders, updating the army, navy and our air force), settling program and interracial marriages program continue with huge success, more and more citizens get cars from Egyptian-Sudanese Automobile Manufacturer (ESAM), public Egyptian Oil & Gas Company (EO&GC) makes day by day more and more profits and with increasing Suez Canal tolls we are able to build more/repair infrastructure and we continue industrializing, propaganda continues strenghening the ties of our nation, our GDP continues to increase by 12% per year, our GDP currently stands at $13,35 billions, we continue mining for uranium, we continue westernizing, we create more schools, libraries and theatres.
  • Romania: The Trans-Romanian Railway is complete. The railways connects all major Romanian cities to each other, increasing the amount of goods and personnel that may be transported around the country tenfold. This provides more access to jobs in all available fields. The industries of banking, teaching, real estate, and services experience exponential growth due to the increasing numbers of Romanians that qualify for these jobs. Military research continues with a prototype assault rifle, named the PA md.64 showing excellent results from testing. More research is poured into the jet engine and the tank, with our 1940-era tanks either scrapped or sold to museums. New tanks are tested with 1/5 the capabilities of German or Soviet tanks. (Mil/Eco turn)
  • Committee of National Salvation: General Akumbath, with a force of 30,000 soldiers, attempts to storm the Red Fort, to gain a provisional headquarters. Bloody fighting with loyalist troops continues. (awaiting algo)
  • Pakistan: We are getting worried at your presence. Do you want to attack us or not?
  • South Africa: South Africa continues to keep an eye on Mobutu, vowing to punish him if he harms his own citizens. The developments on the African Union's political system and administrative divisions come closer to completion, with the majority of the details ironed out with the rest of the OAU member-states. The city of Midrand in South Africa has been selected by the OAU to serve as the future capital city of the African Union, and the Afro to serve as the currency of the new nation. The expansion of industrial assets continues as usual, with focus on precision technologies paramount to investors.
    • ​Rhodesia: Rhodesia expands its military and industry.
    • Angola: Angola expands its military and industry.
    • East Africa: East Africa expands its military and industry.
  • Iran: We stop to influence Afghanistan (like we did two years ago) and offer the Soviet that we both remove our troops from the frontier since we will only remove our own if you agree to make your part. Continue to supply Egypt and warn the Committee of National Salvation that we will join the defense of Pakistan if you cross its frontier. Keep our military modern and make progress in the nuclear program with the hope of making our bomb by 1969.
  • Morocco: The Kingdom of Morocco continues to improve its economy and build up military. Morocco continues to westernize the nation and population continues to grow. More railways and roads are built by Moroccan Transport Network, with a few highways built between largest cities only. Industry continues to be improved, as a few industries are built on cities low on deserts in Morocco. New schools that are asked for cities' mayors by Moroccan government's Child Education Act are now built at the ten largest cities of Morocco and the Moroccan Age for Education starts officially.
  • Turkey: Republic of Turkey: Necdet Ozul, the fourth President of Turkey actively sought to westernize Turkey and implemented a series of laws for the Turks to disband their backward practices and embrace the modern world. However, unlike Mustafa Kemal; the new Premier did not call for the people to give up on religion and maintained a link between religion and the state. Keen on establishing Turkey as a major economic power in Europe in his very own way, he practiced high level of state intervention in the economics. Having invested a total of 5% of the Turkish GDP into education, the literacy rate in the nation has rose to 85%. This had a massive increase upon the size of those qualified in the workforce, and allowed Turkey to expand upon its automotive, agricultural, armament and shipbuilding industries. The profit gained from expanding these industries led to the development of a general mindset to focus upon these four industries as four pillars that would support Turkey as it marched forward. The automotive and shipbuilding industries in Turkey were particularly concentrated in the Aegean and Marmara region. In constrast to that, the armament industry and the agricultural industry were more widespread in Anatolia. Indeed, other industries in Turkey was also given equal important such included the Turkish textile industry which was amongst the top in the world and the Turkish mineral industry which proved quite beneficial in maintaining Turkey self-sufficient for minerals whilst catering the needs of the neighbouring states. Communication and transport played a major role, and a major railroad system was completed which linked linked the entire state of Turkey, and now preparations were made to construct roadways and highways as well as a major bridge across the Bosporus. This also led to large scale urbanization, particularly in Thrace, Macedonia and Western Anatolia, which were now amongst the most urbanized areas in Turkey. In comparison, Central and Eastern Anatolia were largely rural although major development programs over the past few years led to massive increase in urbanization; and particularly led to largescale immigration of Turks which drastically decreased the Kurd dominancy maintained over Eastern Anatolia. As far as energy was concerned, oil deposits discovered in Eastern Thrace and Northern Anatolian coast were mined. Turkey, in particular was a large producer of lignite which was largely mined from Eastern Anatolia. Major gas deposits were also discovered in the Levantine Basin. However, the adequate mining equipment had yet not been provided. However, also keen on acquiring a source of energy which would be renewable; major dams were constructed throughout Turkey. Of significant notice was the Karababa Dam constructed the Euphrates and Tigris rivers. The Central Bank of Turkey and the Istanbul Stock Exchange were established primarily to look over the stock exchange rate, and secure government funds and Turkish reserves as well as grant heavy interest loans to major private companies who sought to invest in Turkey. Meanwhile, with heavy crime and the need to maintain law and order within the cities; the Federal Espionage and Security Force [FESF] was established which acted as a police force to look over crime, corruption and tax evasion and were directly answerable to the Turkish Premier. The FESF also served to launch counterintelligence missions as well as a propaganda force by keeping the media and press under their very control, and had a total size of 10,000 with the FESF depending largely on informants who were not counted. The Turkish Armed Forces stood at 200,000, the Air force at 100,000 and the Marine Corps at 50,000 which kept the Turkish Peacetime Force at 350,000 whilst a reserve force of 200,000 was maintained. The headquarters of the Turkish fleet were established at the Golden Horn and the Turkish fleet expanded to include 80 ships and two fleet carriers, TCG Derman and TCG Solmaz. Moreover, in an attempt to exert Turkish control over the seas, the navy initiated patrols over the Aegean Sea, the Bosporus Straits, the Black Sea and the Gulf of Iskenderun. Along the same time, the WWI era Turkish aircraft was quickly replaced with the modern MiG-15 Jet fighters as well as the Yenilmez Y-III Bomber. These aircraft were far superior to those previous used, possibly the best in Europe and offered greater speeds, wider field of view, better accuracy, etc, and the presence of such technology allowed Turkey to construct prototypes of their own. The total size of the Turkish air force was maintained at 700 aircraft. The Turkish infantry was heavily armed with Soviet AK-48 whilst the armoured divisions used tanks of Soviet nature. This allowed Turkey to quickly close in on the technological gap that existed in terms of automotive, as it had soon built the Atlay IV tank which served as a modern tank. However, it was maintained that T-34s and T-55s also served along with the Atlay IV in the battlefield. The Turkish armament factories initiated mass production of the Atlay IV tank as well as AK-48 rifles which were re-engineered to serve Turkish interests. Meanwhile, Turkish scientists made significant progress into nuclear research as an adequate amount of funding was given by the government.General Necdet Özel took a hardline stance against the opponents of Turkey and demanded immediate withdrawal of Irani troops from near the border with Iraq. Along the same time, Turkish influence rapidly grew in Syria as the nation was now totally surrounded by Turkey and Communist Iraq [Turn Two of Six].We start investing in building, improving and repairing infrastructure and expanding our industry. We start recruiting more soldiers. We start building more libraries, theatres, parks, cinemas and schools. We invest into education the 8% of our GDP. We encourage our farmers to produce more food along giving them lower taxes and subsidies for each kilo of food sold. We increase the minimum wage by 20%. We create a public oil/gas company merging all of our oil/gas fields in both in Turkey and Greece and we name it Turkey Oil & Gas Company (GO&GC) and we increase production of oil and gas by 20%. We nationalize and merge all public and private automobile and weapon manufacturers into a single public company named Turkish Automobile & Weapons Manufacturer (TA&WM) in order to create new models of cars affordable by the common (/poor) Turkish citizen, create a new public airline named Turkish Airlines and a public electolonic manufacturer named Turkish Electronics (TE) to create TV affordable to the common citizen and we invest a lot of money in both public companies. With all the investments in our economy and infrastructure and industry unemployment in Turkey falls 8%. Our GDP currently stands at 40,85 billions. In a census that we conducted we see that the Republic of Turkey has 25.000.000 population and 82% of the population are ethnic Turks. We conduct propaganda in order to strenghten our national identity and the to assimilate ethnic Kurds, Greeks, Manorites, Lebanon Muslims into Turks. We also conduct propaganda in order to increase our birth rates. We accept the Egypt's request to join the Middle East Union and the trade greenment. We propose to Egypt, Sudan, Iran, Pakistan to sell them AK 48 rifles, and Atlay IV tanks. In order to improve our relationships with the other members of the Middle Eastern Union we propose to them to share our tech,industrial secrets and invest at each others economies.We continue influencing Syria[Turn Three of Six]. Talks of Federating with several nations in the Turkic sphere began.
    • Turkish Dominion of Greece: The new Governor, Ioannis Rallis announced the creation of Greece Law Enforcement Force consisting of 30,000 police officers which would serve to maintain order in the nation. Under his leadership, the militarist policies of the former leadership were completely abandoned and the government funded more upon advancing the Greek agrarian economy, expanding the industry and developing the poor living conditions in Greece. This allowed Greece to rapidly develop itself with massive healthcare and welfare reforms which led to Greece having an HDI much greater than that of Turkey itself. Moreover, he supported large-scale immigration of Turks who by now constituted 25% of the populace. Athens is reconstructed with new infrastructural reforms brought forward. We start investing in building,improving and repairing infrastructure and expanding our industry. We start recruiting more soldiers. We start building,improving and repairing more libraries, cinemas and schools. We invest into education the 8% of our GDP. We encourage our farmers to produce more food along giving them lower taxes and subsidies for each kilo of food sold. With all the investments in our economy and infrastructure and industry unemployment in Greece falls 10%. Our GDP currently stands at $5 billions. A large scale immigration has happened to Greece and now Turks constitute 35% of the population. Also, many Greeks have settled in Turkey cause of the open borders policy. We conduct propaganda in order to strengthen our national identity and the to assimilate ethnic Kurds, Greeks, Manorites, Lebanon Muslims into Turks. We also conduct propaganda in order to increase our birth rates. We unite with Cyprus in a single dominion named Turkish Republic of Greece.
    • Turkish Dominion of Cyprus: In Cyprus, merchant shipping was largely promoted due to its proximity to the Suez Canal, and the port of Famagusta acted as a major port in Eastern Mediterranean. The Cypriot economy largely depended upon export of agricultural goods which was promoted and tourism maintained a major role in the economy. Moreover, the strategic position of Cyprus allowed Turkey to establish complete control over Eastern Mediterranean Sea. Meanwhile, military bases were constructed at various locations throughout the island and a minimum military force of 10,000 soldiers was maintained. A large scale immigration has happened to Cyprus and now Turks constitute 42% of the population. Also, many Greeks have settled in Turkey cause of the open borders policy. We unite with Greece in a single dominion named Turkish Republic of Greece.
    • Turkish Dominion of Lebanon: In Beirut, many Turkish and Greek capitalists found refuge as Lebanon was found to be a financial safe haven. Due to the general free market maintained by the Maronite government, as well as the laissez-faire commercial tradition and bank secrecy; Lebanon attracted great attention was numerous businessmen and capitalists who had sought to escape the state intervention practiced in Turkey. This certainly advanced and developed the position of Lebanon as a major banking hub and entrepot in Turkey, particularly due to their strategic position in the Levantine Basin. This sent ripples as the Beirut Stock Exchange saw rise much greater than it had previously experienced under French rule. Apart from banking, tourism played a major role in Lebanon and the Lebanese winery attracted thousands of people from the Middle East. The Turks having been aware of the delicate ethnic nature of Lebanon were keenly on not provoking any group. However, economic co-operation was largely maintained with the Maronites and the Sunnis dominating the coastline. In contrast, the Shi'ite were largely enlisted into the military. Other changes introduced by Turkey included laws regarding money laundering and minor restrictions on capital movement out of Lebanon. A law of particular notice was the Turkish attempt to increase Muslim representation in the Maronite-dominated government. This law was largely passed to appease the Muslim populace but surely, the Maronites continued to play a big hand so they were not particularly antagonized either. A large scale immigration has happened to Lebanon and now Turks constitute 20% of the population. Also, many Lebanese have settled in Turkey cause of the open borders policy.Our GDP currently stands at $10 billions. We conduct propaganda in order to strengthen our national identity and the to assimilate ethnic Kurds, Greeks, Manorites, Lebanon Muslims into Turks. We also conduct propaganda in order to increase our birth rates.
    • Turkish Overseas Military Establishment: Military bases were constructed at Nablu and at Jordanian border with Egypt beside the Mediterranean Sea. At these military bases, a total of 6000 troops were deployed. Along the same time, naval bases were constructed at Tel Aviv and Haifa where 500 marines and 20 ships were sent. The presence of such bases at strategic positions thus allowed Turkey to conjure greater control over the Mediterranean Sea as well maintain proximity with Saudi Arabia and the Suez Canal. Meanwhile, Turkey initiates uranium mining and a railroad is constructed to the port city of Haifa.
    • Egyptian Dip:We accept the Turkish offer to share our tech,industrial secrets and invest at each others economies

1963.0

  • German Reich: The Me Drachen and Me F-53 continue to replace the older jets which are sold to other countries aligned with Germany. The Me B-53takes its place as Germany's main strategic bomber for the Luftwaffe. The Panzer Leopard I enters large scale production to replace the Panzer V. To complete the mechanization of the infantry the final APC models are completed and production of the P-53 , and P126 begins. Choppers are also produced in large quantities to aid ground forces. The G3, MP5 and MG53 are produced in massive amounts to replace the aging equipment from the 1940s. New anti-tank weapons enter development as well to answer the growing need for greater firepower. Development of tactical artillery begins, with a prototype for a nuclear artillery piece being developed. Naval expansion continues to meet the demands for coastal protection and to protect German interests abroad. Production of IRBM's and nuclear warheads begins in earnest, and development of ICBMs begins. Germany makes a name for itself on the 4th of April when it sends the Hanz von Stein, a descendant of the Napoleonic era hero, becomes the first man to go into space. The moment is recorded on film. The computer continues to grow in importance for the military and the BND as its data storage capacities greatly exceeds expectations and other uses are discovered such as quicker communication. Development of more modern stealth fighters begin. Medical research continues as breakthroughs continue. The nuclear powerplant becomes active producing energy for a majority of the city, It is recognized as the first commercial nuclear power plant in the world, plans to build three more in Munich, Berlin and Vienna are made. Construction of a monorail connecting Essen to Berlin begins as the first bullet train in the world. The Universities of Berlin, Vienna and Munich increase funding for research in engineering, medicine, and physics to continue developing Germany's strong academic tradition and maintain Germany's place in the world as a leader in innovation. At the University of Berlin research into lasers begin. Cultural development continues as the democratization of the Reich comes to an end. The once powerful aristocracy slowly start to fade into the background of German politics as they become another interest group backing the conservative coalition. Many landowners and Industrialists begin modernizing their means of production to better exploit Germany's growing position within the global economy. More factories and service companies open up creating jobs for thousands in areas previously ignored. Groups like Mauser-Mannlicher, Heckler and Koch, Krupp, and Bundeswagen continue to expand their shares in their respective market abroad. Efforts to incorporate Elbes-Lothringen's infrastructure begin, the region remains under occupation. However, curfew is relaxed and the occupation forces are told to be courteous to the locals.  As Germany's economic interests in the Middle East a group of industrialists from Hamburg, Essen and Berlin begin looking at the long forgotten Baghdad railway, a project abandoned by Germany in the aftermath of the great war. Adapting this idea the group conceives a new more ambitious project known as the Euro-Arabia connection, a transportation system that would directly link Saudi Arabia and the growing oil industry there with the Central Europe's largest industrial sectors. Despite the desire for this the group lacks the authority or influence to pull this off at the moment and goes to the government in Berlin to try to get political support. The Reichstag and high command take a great interest in the proposition and plans are made to begin talks with the governments of the Netherlands, Switzerland and Saudi Arabia to try to work out the groundwork for project of such a scale, feelers are also sent out to the governments of Turkey, Syria, Palestine, and Hungary to find out their position on such an endeavour. After years of lobbying and close relations Prague finally falls in line with Germany signing the Prague convention tying Czechoslovakia to the Reich and establishing a joint military structure. The BND continues expanding its intelligence web abroad with greater focus being placed in the volatile Middle East, in the Balkans and in China. With recent developments in Turkey BND activities there are temporarily put on hold while Germany begins employing third parties to collect information within Turkey to aviod diplomatic issues.  With the French bombing of South Africa, Berlin passes a law that allows for the construction of a series of underground bunkers meant to protect Germans in case of a nuclear attack. As the British and American economies enter recession Germany takes advantage to fill in the gap in the global economy. International flights to other major German allies and trading partners begin. Trade with Scandinavia increases extensively with the signing of free trade agreements.  Investments in Brazil, Saudi Arabia, China, and throughout Central Europe increase as the German economy starts to gain momentum and the need for branching out increases. With the growing strength of Fascism in the Middle East, the German government starts to slowly review its previous anti-Communist stance as it has been proven that the Soviet Union no longer has ambitions in Europe. In private, delegates go to Moscow to discuss a possible secret anti-Fascist alliance to counter the growing Hong Kong Pact.  Taking advantage of the unrest in Sudan German operatives offer to supply arms and advisors to the sudan to help combat the Egyptians (mod response, please). Germany offers a hand of friendship to Morocco and offers them an arms and free trade agreement (mod response, please). Berlin requests that Brazilian officials help them develop regulations for international lights between the Reich and Brazil.  Germany offers Italy a free trade agreement (mod response, please).
    • Czechoslovakia: The sizeable German minority living in Czechoslovakia cheer as they now have a much greater in the management of the country. Despite the fear of some politicians German representative give their word that Germany will not annex Czechoslovakia and they will retain their identity as a sovereign state, albeit one tied to Berlin. With the establishment of an economic union plans to expand the Iron Rhine and EuroRail to Prague, Brno and other major Czechoslovakian cities are made. The Czech army begins a period of modernization along German lines, as the G3 becomes the main rifle, and the Leopard and Drachen are choosing for the main war machines of the state. Integration of the Bohemian industrial sector with Germany's SIlesian area begins as widespread investment from German capitalists begins. The Reichmark is adopted as the national currency, raising the average pay by quite a bit.
    • Military District of the Balkans: Following the collapse of Yugoslavia the entirety of the former kingdom is turned into an occupation zone by the Germans. Trials continue as members of the previous regime are tried for war crimes. While many see it as Justice more consider it a victor's justice and an effort to gain popularity amongst the Croats and Bosniaks. The Chetniks are declared an illegal organization and anyone thought to be hiding members will be held without trial. Raising of local bosniak troops to help occupy Serbian majority areas. Germans living in Former Yugoslavia (numbering about 500,000) are relocated to Carinthia for their own protection and granted large compensation for loss of property paid for by the money collected from Belgrade after it fell to German forces. Former Yugoslav soldiers (exclusively Serbian because of previous player's actions) are confined to internment camps for the time being. Recruitment of Bosniaks to serve as BND Operatives begin with the promise of large payments, many sign up and they are employed to help spy in the Middle East. Croatia is granted independence as the Free State of Croatia.
    • Free State of Croatia: The Croatian nation is declared after talks with Germany come to a conclusion. To secure relations between Croatia and Germany the Treaty of Zagrab is signed allowing Germany to move troops through Croatia, and the Croat state enters an economic union with Germany. The Croat state begins purchasing weapons from Gemrany to outfit their new army. Religious freedom is declared and cultural autonomy is granted to the Muslims as promised by German officials. To separate itself from the Serbian state Croatian schools begin teaching on the basis that they are Illyrians and not slavs like the Serbians. Despite the promise of religious tolerance anti-Orthodox policies are carried out forbidden the Serbians Orthodox public worship. 
    • Pakistan: Turkey is one of our allies/potential union members, therefore we would be involved in such a project. We can allow this, on the condition Egypt will not be harmed.
  • Soviet Union: The Soviet Union continues to expand and grow, and this year brings some important changes to the Soviet military and policy, both abroad and at home. The issue of the 300 dead Soviet soldiers angers the military and the government greatly, and the government does what it can to address all issues of the problem. New regulations and procedures are required at ammunition and vehicle storehouses in order to prevent such drastic leakage of weapons and vehicles from disappearing. Furthermore, the central government has the NKVD search through all aspects of the military to determine who could be behind such criminal actions. A few suspected culprits are rounded up and either sent to gulags or shot, although the investigation is still ongoing. In order to deal with rebellious Poles and Finns, the Polish Occupation Zone is reformatted as a new republic within the Soviet Federal system, and the establishment of a loyal Communist government is put into place. Training of national and loyal police forces in both Finland and Poland is done to help the military deal with any incidents. It is expected with the greater regulations and higher government involvement the rebels will either cease their activity or otherwise become more easier to deal with. Domestically, the government carries on with its program of industrialization and continued modernization of the Soviet economy and military. More factories are built in varied places around the country to produce goods for both the military and the people. Technology-wise, the Soviet Union continues to march forward, eager to catch up with the rest of the world. The AK-48 assault rifle is finished this year, and after extraordinary performance in weapons trials is ordered into full production. Better tanks and now jet planes are also produced in order to keep the theory of deep operations up to date and in full effect, while experimental rocket prototypes are also constructed. More ships, namely battleships, destroyers, cruisers, submarines, and a few aircraft carriers are also built over a period of time to help the Soviet navy retain at least some degree of parity with the rest of the world. Weapons and vehicles of better quality continue to be produced, and new versions are introduced as the technology becomes available. Industrialization and general armarment of the eastern part of the Soviet Union begins, with some believing to think that war or some aggressive action may take place in the near future between the Soviet Union and Japan or China. We agree to the Japanese offer. We also begin applying some degree of pressure on Iran, restoring some degree of border fortifications along the border. A few thousand troops are sent to Iraq to help protect the Soviet ally from any regional aggression. The Soviet Union sends aid to the Congolese and accepts the offer of the Romanians. 
    • Mongolia: Mongolia continues to make some effort to modernize and industrialize, although the typically rural landscape and population has made this considerably difficult to do effectively. The military continues to train with the Soviets, and more and more Soviet surplus is provided to the Mongolian military to help them stay up to date with weapons and supplies. 
    • Finland: The military and local government joins the Soviets in trying to crack down on rebellious Finns, and efforts are also made to try to bring them back into the fold peacefully if at all possible. Rebuilding the country is still underway, and more services are being provided to the Finns with each passing month. It is hoped that through these efforts, the Soviets will be able to earn the loyalty or at the very least the obedience of the Finns and enable their sway over the country. Finnish forces with aid from the Soviets crack down hard on dissent and resistance, and the full power of the state is used to bring an end to the forces of the insurgency. 
    • Baltic Federal People's Republic: The military and police also perform a bit of a crackdown in order to prevent the sort of unrest or rebellion seen in Finland and Poland over the past few months. The government also helps the country to rebuild, another reason for the merger of the three Baltic countries. 
  • African Union: The African Union is formally established by the leaders of the former OAU, as a single political entity representing all of the previous member nations. Established as an ethnic federation providing representation for all ethnic groups within the AU, the new government is to put into practice the ideals of Pan-Africanism in a manner it is more capable of achieving than the old OAU. At the head of the new government is President Oliver Tambo, who after years of fulfilling his predecessors' plans and decades of political, economical, and military integration, has finally founded the African Union as a true singularly political entity. Celebrations on the AU's founding take place throughout all of the major cities, and in the small towns which were once backwater tribal villages, also hold their own celebrations in honor of the African Union's birth. The combined the population of the new nation is 115,553,293 citizens and a GDP of $780.793 billion as of 1963, making the new nation one of the largest in terms of population as well as a major industrialized country with a high middle income population and large middle class. The progress made in the last thirty years have had their impact on African society, especially considering the many social changes made by the ANC in achieving black majority rights as well as establishing the first truly powerful African nation in the world. The new African Union Defense Forces reports a total military size of 1,576,733 active personnel and 3,549,284 reservists, all from the combined strength of the previous OAU member nations. The air force consists of 634 combat aircraft, while the navy consists of 128 warships, not counting the three aircraft carriers of the Rhodes-class too be decommissioned by 1965. And as for the nation's nuclear arsenal, the African Union boasts a total of ninety-two nuclear warheads, twenty-seven of which are rocket delivery systems. Expansion of the nation's air force and nuclear arsenal are on the table, as well as plans to expand the navy to more fully compete with the other major nations in the world. Many Africans consider their homeland to be a superpower, though some analysts do not share that opinion, stating that the AU lacks the ability to project power outside of the African continent.
    • Iran Dip: Offer a hand of friendship and offer to invest in African infrastructure if you guarantee to not attack Egypt-Sudan.
  • Saudi Arabia: Military and economy improve. With the discovery of oil, the Saudi economy continues to grow. We continue to ask for nations to engage in development deals for oil, and oil-based infrastructure continues to grow. Industry continues to grow at a slow rate. Research into modern weaponry begins. Military stands at 115,000 men, not including 10,000 German "Volunteers" under employment of the Saudi Government. Naval expansion continues. The Saudi military continues to purchase arms from Germany, arming the expanding military with G3s and German made tanks. The Air force and navy are expanded as well, with new naval vessels being slated for creation in 1958. The Air force is re-formed, scrapping older planes and replacing them with newer jets and bombers. King Saud takes the throne, and continues to increase the military's power. The Saudis begin to push their oil prices down to undercut Egyptian and Brazilian oil. Saudi Troops being moving in the Northern area of the country. The Arabian Shield Force is formed among the nations of Arabia. We also assure Turkey that its Iraqi allies will be unharmed. Saudi Arabia forms the Arabic Shield Force with Yemen, UAE, Kuwait, and Qatar. This allows Saudi Arabia to draft troops from across the bloc into the Saudi Military into the Saudi Foreign Legion. An additional 10,000 troops are located on the Jordanian border, and the Saudi Navy is activated in the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman to deter Iranian aggression. The Saudis continue to support Sudanese independence. The Saudis also increase naval presence off the eastern shore, to further deter Pakistani and Iranian aggression. Influence on Oman begins. (Turn Four of Six). Talks of Federating with several nations in the Arabic sphere continues, gaining more ground with a draft of a constitution rumored to have been shown to the king. WE offer to end tensions with Pakistan, only if they remove their navy from Saudi Waters.
    • Kingdom of Greater Yemen: The military and economy improve. The nation sees a relative increase in its industry, mostly in the Oil Section. Military stands at 55,000 men. Improvements in military tech continue as well, using weapon blueprints to produce arms for the military. With Aden now under the  Yemeni government, the nation celebrates. The capital is relocated to Aden.
    • Kingdom of Kuwait: The nation sees an economic growth, using the large amount of oil in the region to sell off to foreign powers. The nations military sees an expansion to 2000 men, armed with newly purchased G3s. The nation continues to develop its industry.
    • Kingdom of Qatar: The Qatari oil industry is in full bloom as the nation begins to extract the large reserves of Natural gas and oil. A small military force of 800 men is formed.
    • Kingdom of Bahrain: Relatively unshaped by the war, the new nation of Bahrain grows under the guidance of the Saudis. A small military force of 1000 men is formed. Preparations to create an oil industry on the island begin, though it is expected to be tiny due to the nation's small size.
    • The United Arab Emirates: Expands its military and economy.
    • Pakistan Dip: we will agree on the condition that Egypt will not be harmed.
    • Iran Dip: We offer to reduce (Saudi and Iranian) the number of military vessels in the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman to not disturb oil trade.
  • Brazil: The nation of Brazil continues to develop the South American Union's various institutions - particularly its economic commission and the conjoined Security forces. The Brazilian military, in particular, begins heavy training of the Venezuelan and Colombian militaries to be up-to-par with the Brazilian armed forces in terms of training. Overall, the Brazilian military currently maintains the lion's share of the military force of the South American Union but with the training of reserves, and active forces in other countries, the Brazilian military prepares these militaries to form and fight as a cohesive military force. The Brazilian economy also continues to show positive growth as the opening of the South American Union - with even easier trade access - allows for a relatively cheap or free flow of goods between all nations removing various trade barriers that once choked out a good amount of Brazilian profit to be made in other South American countries. Brazil, however, also respects the economies of various SAU nations looking to come up with a comprehensive series of agreements to keep all these sectors in all nations profitable and to prevent all out dominance by one nation over another in a common industrial production sector. Specialized resources, however, are left up to the host nation due to their relative difficulty in that kind of regulation. The Brazilian military continues extensive development of rocketry and missile technology. This does also culminate in other developments particularly in its cruise missiles. The city of Brasilia continues construction with the satellite towns and cities gaining their funding for development. Kubitschek's industrial reforms continue to show intense growth in Brazil's industrial sectors beginning to put it in league with some other great powers and in general exceeding a few others. The Brazilian navy continues to replace its older ships with newer more modern ships, or they are converted to the newer models with the updated technology. The Brazilian air force continues adding new aircraft keeping its modern air force up to date and expanding its strategic bombing force as it now wields nearly 300 nuclear weapons of strategic and tactical capacities. The Brazilian navy replaces another Carrier with the newer Lusitania class. more naval replacement stuff Brazil also finishes the connections of various metro stations across the southern coastal portions of Brazil connecting various cities with some internal expansion still to come
    • Venezuela: The nation of Venezuela continues development as its population and economic advance further. The Industrial development also continues in earnest with significant industrial development coming, too. The Venezuelan military continues training with its Brazilian allies and more or less begins a modernization campaign to give Venezuela a respectable navy, and a modern army worth noting. The Venezuelan government in particular begins a major push acquiring modern arms by a good amount officially beginning the modernization project. The Venezuelan economy continues to develop towards a common market.
    • Colombia: Colombia continues to develop with its own specific industries beginning to develop as well. The Colombian oil also continues but not on the par of Venezuela. The Colombians in general show a positive economic growth but are relatively shocked by Venezuela's astounding growth with only a predicted 5% coming out of Colombia this year. The Colombian military also begins to add military shipbuilding capabilities - particularly in Buenaventura. The Colombian Army shows notable trained improvement with the aid of Brazilian forces. Colombia continues work on strengthening its economy for accession to the unified Currency in the next few years.
  • Romania: The Romanian economy continues to flourish under the massive industrialization the country has started a few years earlier. with nearly 98% of the country's 25 million people in decent, high paying jobs. More industries, such as banking and real estate continue to grow. 7% of the increasing GDP is invested into education to ensure that every Romanian is well-educated. Military research continues, with the arms, tanks, and jet planes received from the Soviet Union start to be studied in order to reverse engineer them to fit Romania's purposes. The PA md. 64 proves to be a successful weapon and becomes the standard firearm for all Romanian soldiers, which stand at 175 000 and continue to grow due to conscription. We begin further testing on our home-made tanks and train pilots for the jets and tanks received from the Soviet Union. An experimental jet fighter with one-tenth the capabilities of the jets from the Soviet Union. Talks of constructing a naval base or air force base begins circulating in the Romanian military in a effort to increase the country's response time to foreign threats and give citizens in the area a sense of security, with Campia Turzii being thought of as a suitable location for the first Air force Base. (Mil/eco Turn)
  • Thailand: Thailand continues to build up the military. Infrastructure is improved and repaired, and some new roadways are built.
  • Committee of National Salvation: General Akimbath finally secures his power, sweeping the old regime aside, but forces loyal to the old government take up arms against him. He remains neutral regarding Pakistan, i.e., he won't attack, but not befriending them closely. 
    AvA(Res) India unrest 1963

    Situation in India as of February 1963. Lighter areas indicate areas held by the Committee; darker areas are held by loyalists of the old regime.

  •  Egypt: President Nasser starts to fear a Saudi Arabian-German backed invasion and start to massively produce war materiel and increase the number of planes and troops in Sinai frontier. President Nasser improves the infrastructure (roads, ports ...) along the Nile from the delta of the Nile all the way down to Southern Sudan with the money being made by the toll from the Suez Canal and starts constructing one hydroelectric dam in the Nile. The Government starts building fortifications along the Sinai-Jordanian border. Many reforms are made in order for Egypt to westernize like banning the use of the yashmak at public places and propaganda encourages not to wear and teaching western history at schools and teaching foreign languages at schools mostly English also many western songs are being played on the radio. Government propaganda strengthens Egyptian nationalism and unity, encourages Egyptian-Sudanese marriages, encourages our people to make more children and gives more popularity to the president. Sudanese people are encouraged to settle in Egypt with each settler (person/family) being given a home in Sudan. President Nasser begins further westernizing the country by giving women the almost the same rights as men have and increasing government propaganda. Egypt, because of the very low oil prices, is starting to sell less oil in the market in order to keep oil stocks and sell it at a better price. President Nasser creates many schools around Egypt to educate children (both male and female) and adults with more attention given to educate children with 5% of the Egyptian/Sudanese GDP into education, the literacy rate in Egypt has rose to 28% and rising. Egypt receives the 100 Atlay IV tanks and 10,000 AK-48 rifles from Turkey and stations the tanks along the Sinai-Jordanian border. President Nasser starts to fear a Saudi Arabian-German backed invasion and start to massively produce war materiel and increase the number of planes and troops in Sinai frontier. Also, President Nasser encourages the farmers to produce food along the Nile giving them lower taxes and subsidies for each kilo of food sold. President Nasser increases the minimum wage per year from $250 (20,8/month) to $500 (41,7/month). We also change our currency to Egyptian Lira (EGL). We ask any country to invest in our country. We ask Germany and Saudi Arabia to improve our relationships by giving them many interests (Stocks of the Suez Canal, Unlimited free entrance of the Suez Canal, oil in Egypt and Sudan alike) in order to avoid war. We start to build infrastructure (roads, sidewalks, ports, squares, railroads) all around the country (from money made from the Suez Canal, Taxes and Oil) and start modernizing our industry by creating many public industries. We start to build an aircraft carrier to stay a regional power. We westernize more with many reforms like giving the women more rights more propaganda and other reforms. More Sudanese people arrive in Egypt. We ask Turkey to sell us 200 Atlay IV tanks and 20,000 AK-48 rifles and ask them and the Soviet Union for a trade agreement and better relationships. We also ask Iran and Pakistan to join their nuclear program (even if they have slim chances of succeeding). Oil profits increase because we produce/dril 120% more oil per day to match the worldwide demand increasing our previously small profits by 150%. We continue investing 5% of our GPD into education and literacy rises from 28% to 42%. Egyptian Sudan unity strenghtens as 800.000 Sudanese, Dinka, Nuer and Fur people call Egypt their home. The settling program is regarded as a huge success. Egypt now has 28.000.000 people increasing steadily 2,50% per year. A census was conducted this year tell us that there are 25.000.000 Egyptians, 2.100.000 Sudanese Arabs, 350.000 Domba, 200.000 Beja, 200.000 Dinka, 150.000 Nubians, 100.000 Nuer, 20.000 Fur, 5000 Berbers. We continue building up our infrastructure all over the country and attracting foreign investors to invest on our economy giving us resulting in a big economic boom with GDP increasing by 12.0% per year. Our GPD currently stands at $22 billion. President Nasser is able to increase the minimum wage per year from $500 (41,7/month) to $1000 (83,3/month) due to economic growth, more profits from oil and Suez Canal tolls. We continue westernizing. We also mine for uranium and with the quantity we got and with the cooperation of the other members of the Middle Eastern Union we start developing our first nuclear bomb (Mods response). The construction of our first aircraft carrier is finished and we name our first aircraft Khufu I which is 300 m (1000 ft) long and 68 m (225 ft) wide. We also start upgrading our Aircraft fleet increasing it from 200 planes to 400 planes and upgrading their systems. We ask the Turkish and the USSR to improve our relationships and we propose to both of them trade agreement. We also ask them to give us AK-47/48 rifles and newest edition/model tanks. With the profits from oil and from tolls from the Suez Canal we continue investing in building and improving infrastructure and expanding our industry. We create an public oil/gas company merging all of our oil/gas fields in both Egypt and Sudan and we name it Egyptian Oil & Gas Company (EO&GC). With all the investments in our economy and infrastructure and industry unemployment in Egypt falls to 14%. The settling program is regarded as a huge success. Our GPD currently stands at $23,3 billions. We continue mining for uranium. We continue investing 5% of our GPD into education and literacy continues to rise. We continue westernizing. Interracial marriages between Egyptian, Sudanese Arabs, Dinka, Nuer, Beja, Domba, Fur and Berbers continue and this government tactic is regarded as a success with over 1.200.000 people in both Egypt and Sudan to have made an interracial marriage. With Suez Canal tolls and oil profits we continue industralizing and building up/repairing infrastructure. Finally the dam we started constructing long ago(In the northern Nile) is now finished and now we make plans/start constructing a new one in the Egyptian-Sudanese borders we make plans to make a huge artificial lake there and build a big city next to it populated by both Egyptians, Sudanese Arabs, Nubians, Beja, Domba, Dinka, Nuer, Fur and Berbers (All our recognized nationalities). With the vast use of propaganda (poster, radio, social events, propaganda at schools) our people come closer and starting to feel like one nation (especially Egyptians and Sudanese Arabs) in both. Our GDP continues to increase by 12% per year. Our GPD currently stands at $24,7 billions. Many companies/corporations are created thanks to the economic boom like the Egyptian-Sudanese Automobile Manufacturer (ESAM) who makes automobiles for all income groups in Egypt/Sudan affordable by the common employed Egyptian/Sudanese citizen and that drops uneployment from 14% to 12%. Westernization continues in both Egypt and Sudan. The settling program and the Interracial marriages program are regarded as a huge success (We continue to send many Egyptian settlers in Sudan and receive many Sudanese settlers in Egypt). We continue investing 5% of our GPD into education and literacy continues to rise. We ask Iran to send us better/more modern equipment/weaponry for our army and help us technologicaly advance our country. The economic boom continues, new businesses/companies open, uneployment falls from 12% to 10%, we continue our projects, settling program and interracial marriages program continue with huge success, more and more citizens get cars from Egyptian-Sudanese Automobile Manufacturer (ESAM), public Egyptian Oil & Gas Company (EO&GC) makes day by day more and more profits and with increasing Suez Canal tolls we are able to build more/repair infrastructure and we continue industrializing, propaganda continues strenghening the ties of our nation, our GDP currently stands at $26,2 billions, we continue mining for uranium, we continue westernizing, Sinai-Jordanian fortifications finish construction, we create more schools, libraries and theatres, Egyptian Lira (EGL) rises 20% against American dollar, Deutsche mark, French franc, Soviet ruble, English pound sterling, Italian lira, Brazilian cruzeiro (/real?), Chinese Yuan, Japanese yen, Turkish Lira, Indian rupee, Iranian rial, Saudi Arabian Riyal, South African rand, Australian pound, Argentine Peso, Pakistan Rupee and any other currency due to being underestimated and because of that Egyptians and Sudanese become 20% richer.We continue investing 5% of our GPD into education and literacy continues to rise. The economic boom continues, new businesses/companies open, uneployment falls from 10% to 8%, we continue our projects (artificial lake in Egyptian-Sudanese borders, updating the army, navy and our air force), settling program and interracial marriages program continue with huge success, more and more citizens get cars from Egyptian-Sudanese Automobile Manufacturer (ESAM), public Egyptian Oil & Gas Company (EO&GC) makes day by day more and more profits and with increasing Suez Canal tolls we are able to build more/repair infrastructure and we continue industralizing, propaganda continues strenghening the ties of our nation, our GDP continues to increase by 12% per year, our GDP currently stands at $29,35 billions, we continue mining for uranium, we continue westernizing, we create more schools, libraries and theatres. We thank the Iranian Government for their help and receive the Iranian weapons, with the Iranian help we are able to further modernize our army give them better weapons. We ask Turkey to improve our relationship and invite them to join the Middle Eastern Union.Because the Turkish Republic shared their tech, industrial secrets, weapons and invest at each others economies both our army our industry and our economy are improved by a lot and they keep improving.
    • Sudan: Government propaganda strengthens Egyptian nationalism and unity, encourages Egyptian-Sudanese marriages, encourages our people to make more children and gives more popularity to President Nasser. Many reforms are made in order for Egypt to westernize like banning the use of the yashmak at public places and propaganda encourages not to wear and teaching western history at schools and teaching foreign languages at schools mostly English also many western songs are being played on the radio. Egyptians are encouraged by the government to go settle mostly along Sudanese Nile and in Darfur with each settler (person/family) being given a home in Sudan. The Sudanese protectorate contributes as many troops, planes and war materiel as it can. President Nasser creates many schools around the Empire to educate children (both male and female) and adults with more attention given to educate children with 5% of the Egyptian/Sudanese GDP into education, the literacy rate in the Sudan has rose to 18% and rising. More troops are stationed to Sudan and President Nasser adresses many issues between Egypt and Sudan by giving Sudanese and Fur men and women the same rights as Egyptians further encouraging marriges between Egyptians, Sudanese and Fur and increasing the minimum wage per year from $250 (20,8/month) to $500 (41,7/month). and asking the Sudanese representatives to come to speak to President Nasser about the problems in Sudan. That meeting is covered in radio with a mix of propaganda and previous measures taken thus reducing the unrest in Sudan by a lot. From the encouragement of Sudanese-Egyptian marriages some Egyptian people married Sudanese and Fur people effectively starting to assimilate Sudanese and Fur people becoming Egyptians. Also, President Nasser gives encouragement to the farmers to produce food along the Nile giving them lower taxes and subsidies for each kilo of food sold. We also change our currency to Egyptian Lira (EGL). We invest in builing infrastructure all around the country (from money made from the Suez Canal, taxes and oil) and start modernizing our army. We westernize more with many reforms like giving the women more rights more propaganda and other reforms. More Egyptians arrive in Sudan. Oil profits increase because we produce/dril 220% more oil per day to match the worldwide demand increasing our previously small profits by 300%. We continue investing 5% of our GPD into education and literacy rises from 18% to 32%. Egyptian Sudan unity strenghtens as 1.000.000 Egyptian people call Sudan their home. The settling program is regarded as a huge success. Sudan now has 12.000.000 people increasing steadily 2,50% per year. A census we conducted this year tell us that there are 7.050.000 Sudanese Arabs, 1.850.000 Dinka, 1.350.000 Egyptians, 1.050.000 Nuer, 520.000 Nubians, 190.000 Fur. We continue building up our infrastructure all over the country and attracting foreign investors to invest on our economy giving us resulting in a big economic boom with GDP increasing by 12.0% per year. Our GPD currently stands at $9,5 billion. President Nasser is able to increase the minimum wage per year from $500 (41,7/month) to $1000 (83,3/month) due to economic growth, more profits from oil and Suez Canal tolls.We continue westernizing. With the profits from oil and from tolls from the Suez Canal we continue investing in building and improving infrastructure and expanding our industry. We create an public oil/gas company merging all of our oil/gas fields in both Egypt and Sudan and we name it Egyptian Oil & Gas Company (EO&GC). With all the investments in our economy and infrastructure and industry unemployment in Sudan falls to 22%. The settling program is regarded as a huge success. Our GPD currently stands at $10 billions. We continue mining for uranium. We continue investing 5% of our GPD into education and literacy continues to rise. We continue westernizing. Interracial marriages between Egyptian, Sudanese Arabs, Dinka, Nuer, Beja, Domba, Fur and Berbers continue and this government tactic is regarded as a success with over 1.200.000 people in both Egypt and Sudan to have made an interracial marriage. With Suez Canal tolls and oil profits we continue industralizing and building up/repairing infrastructure. We make plans/start constructing a new one in the Egyptian-Sudanese borders we make plans to make a huge artificial lake there and build a big city next to it populated by both Egyptians, Sudanese Arabs, Nubians, Beja, Domba, Dinka, Nuer, Fur and Berbers (All our recognized nationalities). With the vast use of propaganda (poster, radio, social events, propaganda at schools) our people come closer and starting to feel like one nation (especially Egyptians and Sudanese Arabs) in both. Our GDP continues to increase by 12% per year. Our GPD currently stands at $11,2 billions. Many companies/corporations are created thanks to the economic boom like the Egyptian-Sudanese Automobile Manufacturer (ESAM) who makes automobiles for all income groups in Egypt/Sudan affordable by the common employed Egyptian/Sudanese citizen and that drops uneployment from 22% to 18%. Westernization continues in both Egypt and Sudan. The settling program and the Interracial marriages program are regarded as a huge success (We continue to send many Egyptian settlers in Sudan and receive many Sudanese settlers in Egypt). We continue investing 5% of our GPD into education and literacy continues to rise. The economic boom continues, new businesses/companies open, uneployment falls from 18% to 15%, we continue our projects, settling program and interracial marriages program continue with huge success, more and more citizens get vehicles from Egyptian-Sudanese Automobile Manufacturer (ESAM), public Egyptian Oil & Gas Company (EO&GC) makes day by day more and more profits and with increasing Suez Canal tolls we are able to build more/repair infrastructure and we continue industrializing, propaganda continues strntghening the ties of our nation, our GDP currently stands at $11,9 billions, we continue mining for uranium, we continue westernizing, Sinai-Jordanian fortifications finish construction, we create more schools, libraries and theatres, Egyptian Lira (EGL) rises 20% against American dollar, Deutsche mark, French franc, Soviet ruble, English pound sterling, Italian lira, Brazilian cruzeiro (/real?), Chinese Yuan, Japanese yen, Turkish Lira, Indian rupee, Iranian rial, Saudi Arabian Riyal, South African rand, Australian pound, Argentine Peso, Pakistan Rupee and any other currency due to being underestimated and because of that Egyptians and Sudanese become 20% richer. We offiacialy adopt the use of the Egyptian Lira (EGL) due to being the most used currency in our nation.We continue investing 5% of our GPD into education and literacy continues to rise. The economic boom continues, new businesses/companies open, unemployment falls from 15% to 12%, we continue our projects (artificial lake in Egyptian-Sudanese borders, updating the army, navy and our air force), settling program and interracial marriages program continue with huge success, more and more citizens get cars from Egyptian-Sudanese Automobile Manufacturer (ESAM), public Egyptian Oil & Gas Company (EO&GC) makes day by day more and more profits and with increasing Suez Canal tolls we are able to build more/repair infrastructure and we continue industrializing, propaganda continues strenghening the ties of our nation, our GDP continues to increase by 12% per year, our GDP currently stands at $13,35 billions, we continue mining for uranium, we continue westernizing, we create more schools, libraries and theatres.
  • Morocco: The Kingdom of Morocco continues to improve its economy and build up military. Morocco continues to westernize the nation and population continues to grow. More railways and roads are built by Moroccan Transport Network, with a few highways built between largest cities only. Industry continues to be improved, as a few industries are built on cities low on deserts in Morocco. More schools and houses are built and technology improves as well. Sunni Islam rises in popularity and gains more followers.
  •  Republic of Turkey: Necdet Ozul, the fourth President of Turkey actively sought to westernize Turkey and implemented a series of laws for the Turks to disband their backward practices and embrace the modern world. However, unlike Mustafa Kemal; the new Premier did not call for the people to give up on religion and maintained a link between religion and the state. Keen on establishing Turkey as a major economic power in Europe in his very own way, he practiced high level of state intervention in the economics. Having invested a total of 5% of the Turkish GDP into education, the literacy rate in the nation has rose to 85%. This had a massive increase upon the size of those qualified in the workforce, and allowed Turkey to expand upon its automotive, agricultural, armament and shipbuilding industries. The profit gained from expanding these industries led to the development of a general mindset to focus upon these four industries as four pillars that would support Turkey as it marched forward. The automotive and shipbuilding industries in Turkey were particularly concentrated in the Aegean and Marmara region. In constrast to that, the armament industry and the agricultural industry were more widespread in Anatolia. Indeed, other industries in Turkey was also given equal important such included the Turkish textile industry which was amongst the top in the world and the Turkish mineral industry which proved quite beneficial in maintaining Turkey self-sufficient for minerals whilst catering the needs of the neighbouring states. Communication and transport played a major role, and a major railroad system was completed which linked linked the entire state of Turkey, and now preparations were made to construct roadways and highways as well as a major bridge across the Bosporus. This also led to large scale urbanization, particularly in Thrace, Macedonia and Western Anatolia, which were now amongst the most urbanized areas in Turkey. In comparison, Central and Eastern Anatolia were largely rural although major development programs over the past few years led to massive increase in urbanization; and particularly led to largescale immigration of Turks which drastically decreased the Kurd dominancy maintained over Eastern Anatolia. As far as energy was concerned, oil deposits discovered in Eastern Thrace and Northern Anatolian coast were mined. Turkey, in particular was a large producer of lignite which was largely mined from Eastern Anatolia. Major gas deposits were also discovered in the Levantine Basin. However, the adequate mining equipment had yet not been provided. However, also keen on acquiring a source of energy which would be renewable; major dams were constructed throughout Turkey. Of significant notice was the Karababa Dam constructed the Euphrates and Tigris rivers. The Central Bank of Turkey and the Istanbul Stock Exchange were established primarily to look over the stock exchange rate, and secure government funds and Turkish reserves as well as grant heavy interest loans to major private companies who sought to invest in Turkey. Meanwhile, with heavy crime and the need to maintain law and order within the cities; the Federal Espionage and Security Force [FESF] was established which acted as a police force to look over crime, corruption and tax evasion and were directly answerable to the Turkish Premier. The FESF also served to launch counterintelligence missions as well as a propaganda force by keeping the media and press under their very control, and had a total size of 10,000 with the FESF depending largely on informants who were not counted. The Turkish Armed Forces stood at 200,000, the Air force at 100,000 and the Marine Corps at 50,000 which kept the Turkish Peacetime Force at 350,000 whilst a reserve force of 200,000 was maintained. The headquarters of the Turkish fleet were established at the Golden Horn and the Turkish fleet expanded to include 80 ships and two fleet carriers, TCG Derman and TCG Solmaz. Moreover, in an attempt to exert Turkish control over the seas, the navy initiated patrols over the Aegean Sea, the Bosporus Straits, the Black Sea and the Gulf of Iskenderun. Along the same time, the WWI era Turkish aircraft was quickly replaced with the modern MiG-15 Jet fighters as well as the Yenilmez Y-III Bomber. These aircraft were far superior to those previous used, possibly the best in Europe and offered greater speeds, wider field of view, better accuracy, etc, and the presence of such technology allowed Turkey to construct prototypes of their own. The total size of the Turkish air force was maintained at 700 aircraft. The Turkish infantry was heavily armed with Soviet AK-48 whilst the armoured divisions used tanks of Soviet nature. This allowed Turkey to quickly close in on the technological gap that existed in terms of automotive, as it had soon built the Atlay IV tank which served as a modern tank. However, it was maintained that T-34s and T-55s also served along with the Atlay IV in the battlefield. The Turkish armament factories initiated mass production of the Atlay IV tank as well as AK-48 rifles which were re-engineered to serve Turkish interests. Meanwhile, Turkish scientists made significant progress into nuclear research as an adequate amount of funding was given by the government.General Necdet Özel took a hardline stance against the opponents of Turkey and demanded immediate withdrawal of Irani troops from near the border with Iraq. Along the same time, Turkish influence rapidly grew in Syria as the nation was now totally surrounded by Turkey and Communist Iran (Turn Two of Six].We start investing in building, improving and repairing infrastructure and expanding our industry. We start recruiting more soldiers. We start building more libraries, theatres, parks, cinemas and schools. We invest into education the 8% of our GDP. We encourage our farmers to produce more food along giving them lower taxes and subsidies for each kilo of food sold. We increase the minimum wage by 20%. We create a public oil/gas company merging all of our oil/gas fields in both in Turkey and Greece and we name it Turkey Oil & Gas Company (GO&GC) and we increase production of oil and gas by 20%. We nationalize and merge all public and private automobile and weapon manufacturers into a single public company named Turkish Automobile & Weapons Manufacturer (TA&WM) in order to create new models of cars affordable by the common (/poor) Turkish citizen,create a new public airline named Turkish Airlines and a public electolonic manufacturer named Turkish Electronics (TE) to create TV affordable to the common citizen and we invest a lot of money in both public companies. With all the investments in our economy and infrastructure and industry unemployment in Turkey falls 8%. Our GDP currently stands at 40,85 billions. In a census that we conducted we see that the Republic of Turkey has 25.000.000 population and 82% of the population are ethnic Turks. We conduct propaganda in order to strenghten our national identity and the to assimilate ethnic Kurds, Greeks, Manorites, Lebanon Muslims into Turks. We also conduct propaganda in order to increase our birth rates. We accept the Egypt's request to join the Middle East Union and the trade greenment. We propose to Egypt, Sudan, Iran, Pakistan to sell them AK 48 rifles, and Atlay IV tanks. In order to improve our relationships with the other members of the Middle Eastern Union we propose to them to share our tech,industrial secrets and invest at each others economies. We continue influencing Syria [Turn Three of Six]. Talks of Federating with several nations in the Turkic sphere began.Turkish influence in Syria rapidly grows as the nation is now totally surrounded by Turkey and Communist Iraq [Turn Four of Six]. Talks of Federating with several nations in the Turkic sphere continue gaining more ground with a draft of a constitution rumored to have been shown to the President Necdet Ozul,Governor Ioannis Rallis,the Lebanese Parliament.
    • Turkish Dominion of Greece: The new Governor, Ioannis Rallis announced the creation of Greece Law Enforcement Force consisting of 30,000 police officers which would serve to maintain order in the nation. Under his leadership, the militarist policies of the former leadership were completely abandoned and the government funded more upon advancing the Greek agrarian economy, expanding the industry and developing the poor living conditions in Greece. This allowed Greece to rapidly develop itself with massive healthcare and welfare reforms which led to Greece having an HDI much greater than that of Turkey itself. Moreover, he supported large-scale immigration of Turks who by now constituted 25% of the populace. Athens is reconstructed with new infrastructural reforms brought forward. We start investing in building,improving and repairing infrastructure and expanding our industry. We start recruiting more soldiers. We start building,improving and repairing more libraries, cinemas and schools. We invest into education the 8% of our GDP. We encourage our farmers to produce more food along giving them lower taxes and subsidies for each kilo of food sold. With all the investments in our economy and infrastructure and industry unemployment in Greece falls 10%. Our GDP currently stands at $5 billions. A large scale immigration has happened to Greece and now Turks constitute 35% of the population. Also, many Greeks have settled in Turkey cause of the open borders policy. We conduct propaganda in order to strengthen our national identity and the to assimilate ethnic Kurds, Greeks, Manorites, Lebanon Muslims into Turks. We also conduct propaganda in order to increase our birth rates. We merge with Cyprus in a single dominion named Turkish Republic of Greece.After the merge between Greek Dominion and Cypric Dominion there are still some thing to be cleared out but most of the population of both former dominions are okay with that action. The ethnic Turkish population of the Greek dominion now constutites 38% of the population of the dominion. The ethnic Turkish population are in favor of uniting with Turkey in a single nation. The city of Thessaloniki is renamed into Selanik, the city of Larnaca into Iskele and all other Greek named city's change their name into Turkish. Propaganda continues and the ethnic Greeks are less eager to rebel after some military parades happen in Selanik,Famagusta and many other big cities.
    • Turkish Dominion of Lebanon: In Beirut, many Turkish and Greek capitalists found refuge as Lebanon was found to be a financial safe haven. Due to the general free market maintained by the Maronite government, as well as the laissez-faire commercial tradition and bank secrecy; Lebanon attracted great attention was numerous businessmen and capitalists who had sought to escape the state intervention practiced in Turkey. This certainly advanced and developed the position of Lebanon as a major banking hub and entrepot in Turkey, particularly due to their strategic position in the Levantine Basin. This sent ripples as the Beirut Stock Exchange saw rise much greater than it had previously experienced under French rule. Apart from banking, tourism played a major role in Lebanon and the Lebanese winery attracted thousands of people from the Middle East. The Turks having been aware of the delicate ethnic nature of Lebanon were keenly on not provoking any group. However, economic co-operation was largely maintained with the Maronites and the Sunnis dominating the coastline. In contrast, the Shi'ite were largely enlisted into the military. Other changes introduced by Turkey included laws regarding money laundering and minor restrictions on capital movement out of Lebanon. A law of particular notice was the Turkish attempt to increase Muslim representation in the Maronite-dominated government. This law was largely passed to appease the Muslim populace but surely, the Maronites continued to play a big hand so they were not particularly antagonized either. A large scale immigration has happened to Lebanon and now Turks constitute 20% of the population. Also, many Lebanese have settled in Turkey cause of the open borders policy.Our GDP currently stands at $10 billions. We conduct propaganda in order to strengthen our national identity and the to assimilate ethnic Kurds, Greeks, Manorites, Lebanon Muslims into Turks. We also conduct propaganda in order to increase our birth rates.The Muslim population of Lebanon are in favor of uniting with Turkey into a single republic but the manorites and the Christians aren't. The druze aren't sure of their position yet being divided into the unionists and the indepemdmenists and the Turkish government tries to raise support in the druze communities and of course the Muslims.
    • Turkish Overseas Military Establishment: Military bases were constructed at Nablu and at Jordanian border with Egypt beside the Mediterranean Sea. At these military bases, a total of 6000 troops were deployed. Along the same time, naval bases were constructed at Tel Aviv and Haifa where 500 marines and 20 ships were sent. The presence of such bases at strategic positions thus allowed Turkey to conjure greater control over the Mediterranean Sea as well maintain proximity with Saudi Arabia and the Suez Canal. Meanwhile, Turkey initiates uranium mining and a railroad is constructed to the port city of Haifa.

1963.5

  • German Reich: The Me Drachen and Me F-53 continue to replace the older jets which are sold to other countries aligned with Germany. The Me B-53takes its place as Germany's main strategic bomber for the Luftwaffe. The Panzer Leopard I enters large scale production to replace the Panzer V. To complete the mechanization of the infantry the final APC models are completed and production of the P-53 , and P126 begins. Choppers are also produced in large quantities to aid ground forces. The G3, MP5 and MG53 are produced in massive amounts to replace the aging equipment from the 1940s. New anti-tank weapons enter development as well to answer the growing need for greater firepower. Development of tactical artillery begins, with a prototype for a nuclear artillery piece being developed. Naval expansion continues to meet the demands for coastal protection and to protect German interests abroad. Production of IRBM's and nuclear warheads begins in earnest, and development of ICBMs begins. Germany makes a name for itself on the 4th of April when it sends the Hanz von Stein, a descendant of the Napoleonic era hero, becomes the first man to go into space. The moment is recorded on film. The computer continues to grow in importance for the military and the BND as its data storage capacities greatly exceeds expectations and other uses are discovered such as quicker communication. Development of more modern stealth fighters begin. Medical research continues as breakthroughs continue. The nuclear powerplant becomes active producing energy for a majority of the city, It is recognized as the first commercial nuclear power plant in the world, plans to build three more in Munich, Berlin and Vienna are made. Construction of a monorail connecting Essen to Berlin begins as the first bullet train in the world. The Universities of Berlin, Vienna and Munich increase funding for research in engineering, medicine, and physics to continue developing Germany's strong academic tradition and maintain Germany's place in the world as a leader in innovation. At the University of Berlin research into lasers begin. Cultural development continues as the democratization of the Reich comes to an end. The once powerful aristocracy slowly start to fade into the background of German politics as they become another interest group backing the conservative coalition. Many landowners and Industrialists begin modernizing their means of production to better exploit Germany's growing position within the global economy. More factories and service companies open up creating jobs for thousands in areas previously ignored. Groups like Mauser-Mannlicher, Heckler and Koch, Krupp, and Bundeswagen continue to expand their shares in their respective market abroad. Efforts to incorporate Elbes-Lothringen's infrastructure begin, the region remains under occupation. However, curfew is relaxed and the occupation forces are told to be courteous to the locals.  As Germany's economic interests in the Middle East a group of industrialists from Hamburg, Essen and Berlin begin looking at the long forgotten Baghdad railway, a project abandoned by Germany in the aftermath of the great war. Adapting this idea the group conceives a new more ambitious project known as the Euro-Arabia connection, a transportation system that would directly link Saudi Arabia and the growing oil industry there with the Central Europe's largest industrial sectors. Despite the desire for this the group lacks the authority or influence to pull this off at the moment and goes to the government in Berlin to try to get political support. The Reichstag and high command take a great interest in the proposition and plans are made to begin talks with the governments of the Netherlands, Switzerland and Saudi Arabia to try to work out the groundwork for project of such a scale, feelers are also sent out to the governments of Turkey, Syria, Palestine, and Hungary to find out their position on such an endeavour. After years of lobbying and close relations Prague finally falls in line with Germany signing the Prague convention tying Czechoslovakia to the Reich and establishing a joint military structure. The BND continues expanding its intelligence web abroad with greater focus being placed in the volatile Middle East, in the Balkans and in China. With recent developments in Turkey BND activities there are temporarily put on hold while Germany begins employing third parties to collect information within Turkey to aviod diplomatic issues.  With the French bombing of South Africa, Berlin passes a law that allows for the construction of a series of underground bunkers meant to protect Germans in case of a nuclear attack. As the British and American economies enter recession Germany takes advantage to fill in the gap in the global economy. International flights to other major German allies and trading partners begin. Trade with Scandinavia increases extensively with the signing of free trade agreements.  Investments in Brazil, Saudi Arabia, China, and throughout Central Europe increase as the German economy starts to gain momentum and the need for branching out increases. With the growing strength of Fascism in the Middle East, the German government starts to slowly review its previous anti-Communist stance as it has been proven that the Soviet Union no longer has ambitions in Europe. In private, delegates go to Moscow to discuss a possible secret anti-Fascist alliance to counter the growing Hong Kong Pact.  Taking advantage of the unrest in Sudan German operatives offer to supply arms and advisors to the sudan to help combat the Egyptians (mod response, please). Germany offers a hand of friendship to Morocco and offers them an arms and free trade agreement (mod response, please). Berlin requests that Brazilian officials help them develop regulations for international lights between the Reich and Brazil.  Germany offers Italy a free trade agreement (mod response, please).
    • Czechoslovakia: The sizeable German minority living in Czechoslovakia cheer as they now have a much greater in the management of the country. Despite the fear of some politicians German representative give their word that Germany will not annex Czechoslovakia and they will retain their identity as a sovereign state, albeit one tied to Berlin. With the establishment of an economic union plans to expand the Iron Rhine and EuroRail to Prague, Brno and other major Czechoslovakian cities are made. The Czech army begins a period of modernization along German lines, as the G3 becomes the main rifle, and the Leopard and Drachen are choosing for the main war machines of the state. Integration of the Bohemian industrial sector with Germany's SIlesian area begins as widespread investment from German capitalists begins. The Reichmark is adopted as the national currency, raising the average pay by quite a bit.
    • Military District of the Balkans: Following the collapse of Yugoslavia the entirety of the former kingdom is turned into an occupation zone by the Germans. Trials continue as members of the previous regime are tried for war crimes. While many see it as Justice more consider it a victor's justice and an effort to gain popularity amongst the Croats and Bosniaks. The Chetniks are declared an illegal organization and anyone thought to be hiding members will be held without trial. Raising of local bosniak troops to help occupy Serbian majority areas. Germans living in Former Yugoslavia (numbering about 500,000) are relocated to Carinthia for their own protection and granted large compensation for loss of property paid for by the money collected from Belgrade after it fell to German forces. Former Yugoslav soldiers (exclusively Serbian because of previous player's actions) are confined to internment camps for the time being. Recruitment of Bosniaks to serve as BND Operatives begin with the promise of large payments, many sign up and they are employed to help spy in the Middle East. Croatia is granted independence as the Free State of Croatia.
    • Free State of Croatia: The Croatian nation is declared after talks with Germany come to a conclusion. To secure relations between Croatia and Germany the Treaty of Zagrab is signed allowing Germany to move troops through Croatia, and the Croat state enters an economic union with Germany. The Croat state begins purchasing weapons from Gemrany to outfit their new army. Religious freedom is declared and cultural autonomy is granted to the Muslims as promised by German officials. To separate itself from the Serbian state Croatian schools begin teaching on the basis that they are Illyrians and not slavs like the Serbians. Despite the promise of religious tolerance anti-Orthodox policies are carried out forbidden the Serbians Orthodox public worship. 
  • Soviet Union: The Soviet Union continues to expand and grow, and this year brings some important changes to the Soviet military and policy, both abroad and at home. The issue of the 300 dead Soviet soldiers angers the military and the government greatly, and the government does what it can to address all issues of the problem. New regulations and procedures are required at ammunition and vehicle storehouses in order to prevent such drastic leakage of weapons and vehicles from disappearing. Furthermore, the central government has the NKVD search through all aspects of the military to determine who could be behind such criminal actions. A few suspected culprits are rounded up and either sent to gulags or shot, although the investigation is still ongoing. In order to deal with rebellious Poles and Finns, the Polish Occupation Zone is reformatted as a new republic within the Soviet Federal system, and the establishment of a loyal Communist government is put into place. Training of national and loyal police forces in both Finland and Poland is done to help the military deal with any incidents. It is expected with the greater regulations and higher government involvement the rebels will either cease their activity or otherwise become more easier to deal with. Domestically, the government carries on with its program of industrialization and continued modernization of the Soviet economy and military. More factories are built in varied places around the country to produce goods for both the military and the people. Technology-wise, the Soviet Union continues to march forward, eager to catch up with the rest of the world. The AK-48 assault rifle is finished this year, and after extraordinary performance in weapons trials is ordered into full production. Better tanks and now jet planes are also produced in order to keep the theory of deep operations up to date and in full effect, while experimental rocket prototypes are also constructed. More ships, namely battleships, destroyers, cruisers, submarines, and a few aircraft carriers are also built over a period of time to help the Soviet navy retain at least some degree of parity with the rest of the world. Weapons and vehicles of better quality continue to be produced, and new versions are introduced as the technology becomes available. Industrialization and general armarment of the eastern part of the Soviet Union begins, with some believing to think that war or some aggressive action may take place in the near future between the Soviet Union and Japan or China. We agree to the Japanese offer. We also begin applying some degree of pressure on Iran, restoring some degree of border fortifications along the border. A few thousand troops are sent to Iraq to help protect the Soviet ally from any regional aggression. The Soviet Union sends aid to the Congolese and accepts the offer of the Romanians. 
    • Mongolia: Mongolia continues to make some effort to modernize and industrialize, although the typically rural landscape and population has made this considerably difficult to do effectively. The military continues to train with the Soviets, and more and more Soviet surplus is provided to the Mongolian military to help them stay up to date with weapons and supplies. 
    • Finland: The military and local government joins the Soviets in trying to crack down on rebellious Finns, and efforts are also made to try to bring them back into the fold peacefully if at all possible. Rebuilding the country is still underway, and more services are being provided to the Finns with each passing month. It is hoped that through these efforts, the Soviets will be able to earn the loyalty or at the very least the obedience of the Finns and enable their sway over the country. Finnish forces with aid from the Soviets crack down hard on dissent and resistance, and the full power of the state is used to bring an end to the forces of the insurgency. 
    • Baltic Federal People's Republic: The military and police also perform a bit of a crackdown in order to prevent the sort of unrest or rebellion seen in Finland and Poland over the past few months. The government also helps the country to rebuild, another reason for the merger of the three Baltic countries. 
    • Romanian Dip: We would like to engage in talks about a possible Black Sea economic zone/union
  • Thailand: Thailand continues to build up the military. Infrastructure is improved and repaired, and some new roadways are built.
  • Romania: Romania officially starts the construction of the air force base in Campia Turzii as the first step to enhancing the country's defenses. There are hopes to have military bases (air force, army, logistics, and/or naval) be 10-15 minutes away from a city to assure the citizens a sense of protection and trust for the government. We succesfully reverse-engineer the T-54 and T-55 tanks received from the Soviet Union and begin to produce them while further research and developments on our home-grown tanks is conducted. The army grows to 250,000 soldiers all equipped with Soviet or Romanian arms and trained ferociously. Research continues on the Soviet and our own jet planes as the Soviet planes are started to be reverse-engineered. The Federal Republic orders the construction of arms, tanks, and aircraft factories across the country to attain military self-sufficiency. We begin the construction of a naval base in Constanta and a harbor nearby to start the production of frigates, corvettes, and submarines. The Republic also begins research on atoms and nuclei to harness its potential for military and civilian uses (Mods, I'm not actively pursuing a nuclear weapons program, if that's what you interpret by that) to diversify the Republic's energy sources and try to become an energy self-sufficient country and further decrease energy imports. As military spending increases by double-digits each year and the manufacturing of weapons and arms, more Romanian's are employed, decreasing the unemployment rate to a record-low of 0.8%. Oil profits are split with the Germans and used to invest in the educational system of the country, with 7% of GDP being put into it. The economy grows by 8% to $50 billion and Iron Gate 1 is finished. The Republic aims to make healthcare completely free, but encounters hurdles to do so, and thus, the service remains only 85% available for the common Romanian. We send Diplomats to Moscow, Sofia (mod response please), and Ankara to discuss an economic union around the Black Sea to encourage exports between our countries and to make the transfer of goods easier
  • Morocco: The Kingdom of Morocco continues to improve its economy and build up military. Morocco continues to westernize the nation and population continues to grow. More railways and roads are built by Moroccan Transport Network, with a few highways built between largest cities only. Industry continues to be improved, as a few industries are built on cities low on deserts in Morocco. More schools and houses are built and technology improves as well. Sunni Islam rises in popularity and gains more followers.
  • African Union: Development of the Kikuyu and Maasai states becomes a major focus of the AU government, with money flowing in to help industrialize the regions. Elsewhere, the AU continues to monitor the situation in Zaire, with the developments there concerning many citizens of the country. Many believe that it is the moral responsibility of the new government to spread the knowledge and prosperity achieved by the AU to other parts of the continent, and a movement begins to force the government's hand into assisting the Zairian people find a better way to living. Taking advantage of all the resources of the country, the AU makes the procurement of nuclear weapons a top military priority. The nuclear arsenal is expanded to 127 warheads, with another 48 under production. The aim is to secure the country's safety from other major powers in the world by creating a doctrine known as "mutually assured destruction", or "MAD", ensuring that any attempt to use nuclear weapons as a way of destroying the African Union will only end the destruction of the attacking country. The military's equipment stock is expanded dramatically, with more than five hundred new Atlas Tier jet fighters and two thousand Luislang Mk.I tanks are added to the stockpile of weapons in use by the AUDF. Expansion of the nation's jet bomber fleet also takes priority, with forty bombers produced and delievered to the air force.
  • Egypt: President Nasser starts to fear a Saudi Arabian-German backed invasion and start to massively produce war materiel and increase the number of planes and troops in Sinai frontier. President Nasser improves the infrastructure (roads, ports ...) along the Nile from the delta of the Nile all the way down to Southern Sudan with the money being made by the toll from the Suez Canal and starts constructing one hydroelectric dam in the Nile. The Government starts building fortifications along the Sinai-Jordanian border. Many reforms are made in order for Egypt to westernize like banning the use of the yashmak at public places and propaganda encourages not to wear and teaching western history at schools and teaching foreign languages at schools mostly English also many western songs are being played on the radio. Government propaganda strengthens Egyptian nationalism and unity, encourages Egyptian-Sudanese marriages, encourages our people to make more children and gives more popularity to the president. Sudanese people are encouraged to settle in Egypt with each settler (person/family) being given a home in Sudan. President Nasser begins further westernizing the country by giving women the almost the same rights as men have and increasing government propaganda. Egypt, because of the very low oil prices, is starting to sell less oil in the market in order to keep oil stocks and sell it at a better price. President Nasser creates many schools around Egypt to educate children (both male and female) and adults with more attention given to educate children with 5% of the Egyptian/Sudanese GDP into education, the literacy rate in Egypt has rose to 28% and rising. Egypt receives the 100 Atlay IV tanks and 10,000 AK-48 rifles from Turkey and stations the tanks along the Sinai-Jordanian border. President Nasser starts to fear a Saudi Arabian-German backed invasion and start to massively produce war materiel and increase the number of planes and troops in Sinai frontier. Also, President Nasser encourages the farmers to produce food along the Nile giving them lower taxes and subsidies for each kilo of food sold. President Nasser increases the minimum wage per year from $250 (20,8/month) to $500 (41,7/month). We also change our currency to Egyptian Lira (EGL). We ask any country to invest in our country. We ask Germany and Saudi Arabia to improve our relationships by giving them many interests (Stocks of the Suez Canal, Unlimited free entrance of the Suez Canal, oil in Egypt and Sudan alike) in order to avoid war. We start to build infrastructure (roads, sidewalks, ports, squares, railroads) all around the country (from money made from the Suez Canal, Taxes and Oil) and start modernizing our industry by creating many public industries. We start to build an aircraft carrier to stay a regional power. We westernize more with many reforms like giving the women more rights more propaganda and other reforms. More Sudanese people arrive in Egypt. We ask Turkey to sell us 200 Atlay IV tanks and 20,000 AK-48 rifles and ask them and the Soviet Union for a trade agreement and better relationships. We also ask Iran and Pakistan to join their nuclear program (even if they have slim chances of succeeding). Oil profits increase because we produce/dril 120% more oil per day to match the worldwide demand increasing our previously small profits by 150%. We continue investing 5% of our GPD into education and literacy rises from 28% to 42%. Egyptian Sudan unity strenghtens as 800.000 Sudanese, Dinka, Nuer and Fur people call Egypt their home. The settling program is regarded as a huge success. Egypt now has 28.000.000 people increasing steadily 2,50% per year. A census was conducted this year tell us that there are 25.000.000 Egyptians, 2.100.000 Sudanese Arabs, 350.000 Domba, 200.000 Beja, 200.000 Dinka, 150.000 Nubians, 100.000 Nuer, 20.000 Fur, 5000 Berbers. We continue building up our infrastructure all over the country and attracting foreign investors to invest on our economy giving us resulting in a big economic boom with GDP increasing by 12.0% per year. Our GPD currently stands at $22 billion. President Nasser is able to increase the minimum wage per year from $500 (41,7/month) to $1000 (83,3/month) due to economic growth, more profits from oil and Suez Canal tolls. We continue westernizing. We also mine for uranium and with the quantity we got and with the cooperation of the other members of the Middle Eastern Union we start developing our first nuclear bomb (Mods response). The construction of our first aircraft carrier is finished and we name our first aircraft Khufu I which is 300 m (1000 ft) long and 68 m (225 ft) wide. We also start upgrading our Aircraft fleet increasing it from 200 planes to 400 planes and upgrading their systems. We ask the Turkish and the USSR to improve our relationships and we propose to both of them trade agreement. We also ask them to give us AK-47/48 rifles and newest edition/model tanks. With the profits from oil and from tolls from the Suez Canal we continue investing in building and improving infrastructure and expanding our industry. We create an public oil/gas company merging all of our oil/gas fields in both Egypt and Sudan and we name it Egyptian Oil & Gas Company (EO&GC). With all the investments in our economy and infrastructure and industry unemployment in Egypt falls to 14%. The settling program is regarded as a huge success. Our GPD currently stands at $23,3 billions. We continue mining for uranium. We continue investing 5% of our GPD into education and literacy continues to rise. We continue westernizing. Interracial marriages between Egyptian, Sudanese Arabs, Dinka, Nuer, Beja, Domba, Fur and Berbers continue and this government tactic is regarded as a success with over 1.200.000 people in both Egypt and Sudan to have made an interracial marriage. With Suez Canal tolls and oil profits we continue industralizing and building up/repairing infrastructure. Finally the dam we started constructing long ago(In the northern Nile) is now finished and now we make plans/start constructing a new one in the Egyptian-Sudanese borders we make plans to make a huge artificial lake there and build a big city next to it populated by both Egyptians, Sudanese Arabs, Nubians, Beja, Domba, Dinka, Nuer, Fur and Berbers (All our recognized nationalities). With the vast use of propaganda (poster, radio, social events, propaganda at schools) our people come closer and starting to feel like one nation (especially Egyptians and Sudanese Arabs) in both. Our GDP continues to increase by 12% per year. Our GPD currently stands at $24,7 billions. Many companies/corporations are created thanks to the economic boom like the Egyptian-Sudanese Automobile Manufacturer (ESAM) who makes automobiles for all income groups in Egypt/Sudan affordable by the common employed Egyptian/Sudanese citizen and that drops uneployment from 14% to 12%. Westernization continues in both Egypt and Sudan. The settling program and the Interracial marriages program are regarded as a huge success (We continue to send many Egyptian settlers in Sudan and receive many Sudanese settlers in Egypt). We continue investing 5% of our GPD into education and literacy continues to rise. We ask Iran to send us better/more modern equipment/weaponry for our army and help us technologicaly advance our country. The economic boom continues, new businesses/companies open, uneployment falls from 12% to 10%, we continue our projects, settling program and interracial marriages program continue with huge success, more and more citizens get cars from Egyptian-Sudanese Automobile Manufacturer (ESAM), public Egyptian Oil & Gas Company (EO&GC) makes day by day more and more profits and with increasing Suez Canal tolls we are able to build more/repair infrastructure and we continue industrializing, propaganda continues strenghening the ties of our nation, our GDP currently stands at $26,2 billions, we continue mining for uranium, we continue westernizing, Sinai-Jordanian fortifications finish construction, we create more schools, libraries and theatres, Egyptian Lira (EGL) rises 20% against American dollar, Deutsche mark, French franc, Soviet ruble, English pound sterling, Italian lira, Brazilian cruzeiro (/real?), Chinese Yuan, Japanese yen, Turkish Lira, Indian rupee, Iranian rial, Saudi Arabian Riyal, South African rand, Australian pound, Argentine Peso, Pakistan Rupee and any other currency due to being underestimated and because of that Egyptians and Sudanese become 20% richer.We continue investing 5% of our GPD into education and literacy continues to rise. The economic boom continues, new businesses/companies open, uneployment falls from 10% to 8%, we continue our projects (artificial lake in Egyptian-Sudanese borders, updating the army, navy and our air force), settling program and interracial marriages program continue with huge success, more and more citizens get cars from Egyptian-Sudanese Automobile Manufacturer (ESAM), public Egyptian Oil & Gas Company (EO&GC) makes day by day more and more profits and with increasing Suez Canal tolls we are able to build more/repair infrastructure and we continue industralizing, propaganda continues strenghening the ties of our nation, our GDP continues to increase by 12% per year, our GDP currently stands at $29,35 billions, we continue mining for uranium, we continue westernizing, we create more schools, libraries and theatres. We thank the Iranian Government for their help and receive the Iranian weapons, with the Iranian help we are able to further modernize our army give them better weapons. We ask Turkey to improve our relationship and invite them to join the Middle Eastern Union.Because the Turkish Republic shared their tech, industrial secrets, weapons and invest at each others economies both our army our industry and our economy are improved by a lot and they keep improving.
    • Sudan: Government propaganda strengthens Egyptian nationalism and unity, encourages Egyptian-Sudanese marriages, encourages our people to make more children and gives more popularity to President Nasser. Many reforms are made in order for Egypt to westernize like banning the use of the yashmak at public places and propaganda encourages not to wear and teaching western history at schools and teaching foreign languages at schools mostly English also many western songs are being played on the radio. Egyptians are encouraged by the government to go settle mostly along Sudanese Nile and in Darfur with each settler (person/family) being given a home in Sudan. The Sudanese protectorate contributes as many troops, planes and war materiel as it can. President Nasser creates many schools around the Empire to educate children (both male and female) and adults with more attention given to educate children with 5% of the Egyptian/Sudanese GDP into education, the literacy rate in the Sudan has rose to 18% and rising. More troops are stationed to Sudan and President Nasser adresses many issues between Egypt and Sudan by giving Sudanese and Fur men and women the same rights as Egyptians further encouraging marriges between Egyptians, Sudanese and Fur and increasing the minimum wage per year from $250 (20,8/month) to $500 (41,7/month). and asking the Sudanese representatives to come to speak to President Nasser about the problems in Sudan. That meeting is covered in radio with a mix of propaganda and previous measures taken thus reducing the unrest in Sudan by a lot. From the encouragement of Sudanese-Egyptian marriages some Egyptian people married Sudanese and Fur people effectively starting to assimilate Sudanese and Fur people becoming Egyptians. Also, President Nasser gives encouragement to the farmers to produce food along the Nile giving them lower taxes and subsidies for each kilo of food sold. We also change our currency to Egyptian Lira (EGL). We invest in builing infrastructure all around the country (from money made from the Suez Canal, taxes and oil) and start modernizing our army. We westernize more with many reforms like giving the women more rights more propaganda and other reforms. More Egyptians arrive in Sudan. Oil profits increase because we produce/dril 220% more oil per day to match the worldwide demand increasing our previously small profits by 300%. We continue investing 5% of our GPD into education and literacy rises from 18% to 32%. Egyptian Sudan unity strenghtens as 1.000.000 Egyptian people call Sudan their home. The settling program is regarded as a huge success. Sudan now has 12.000.000 people increasing steadily 2,50% per year. A census we conducted this year tell us that there are 7.050.000 Sudanese Arabs, 1.850.000 Dinka, 1.350.000 Egyptians, 1.050.000 Nuer, 520.000 Nubians, 190.000 Fur. We continue building up our infrastructure all over the country and attracting foreign investors to invest on our economy giving us resulting in a big economic boom with GDP increasing by 12.0% per year. Our GPD currently stands at $9,5 billion. President Nasser is able to increase the minimum wage per year from $500 (41,7/month) to $1000 (83,3/month) due to economic growth, more profits from oil and Suez Canal tolls.We continue westernizing. With the profits from oil and from tolls from the Suez Canal we continue investing in building and improving infrastructure and expanding our industry. We create an public oil/gas company merging all of our oil/gas fields in both Egypt and Sudan and we name it Egyptian Oil & Gas Company (EO&GC). With all the investments in our economy and infrastructure and industry unemployment in Sudan falls to 22%. The settling program is regarded as a huge success. Our GPD currently stands at $10 billions. We continue mining for uranium. We continue investing 5% of our GPD into education and literacy continues to rise. We continue westernizing. Interracial marriages between Egyptian, Sudanese Arabs, Dinka, Nuer, Beja, Domba, Fur and Berbers continue and this government tactic is regarded as a success with over 1.200.000 people in both Egypt and Sudan to have made an interracial marriage. With Suez Canal tolls and oil profits we continue industralizing and building up/repairing infrastructure. We make plans/start constructing a new one in the Egyptian-Sudanese borders we make plans to make a huge artificial lake there and build a big city next to it populated by both Egyptians, Sudanese Arabs, Nubians, Beja, Domba, Dinka, Nuer, Fur and Berbers (All our recognized nationalities). With the vast use of propaganda (poster, radio, social events, propaganda at schools) our people come closer and starting to feel like one nation (especially Egyptians and Sudanese Arabs) in both. Our GDP continues to increase by 12% per year. Our GPD currently stands at $11,2 billions. Many companies/corporations are created thanks to the economic boom like the Egyptian-Sudanese Automobile Manufacturer (ESAM) who makes automobiles for all income groups in Egypt/Sudan affordable by the common employed Egyptian/Sudanese citizen and that drops uneployment from 22% to 18%. Westernization continues in both Egypt and Sudan. The settling program and the Interracial marriages program are regarded as a huge success (We continue to send many Egyptian settlers in Sudan and receive many Sudanese settlers in Egypt). We continue investing 5% of our GPD into education and literacy continues to rise. The economic boom continues, new businesses/companies open, uneployment falls from 18% to 15%, we continue our projects, settling program and interracial marriages program continue with huge success, more and more citizens get vehicles from Egyptian-Sudanese Automobile Manufacturer (ESAM), public Egyptian Oil & Gas Company (EO&GC) makes day by day more and more profits and with increasing Suez Canal tolls we are able to build more/repair infrastructure and we continue industrializing, propaganda continues strntghening the ties of our nation, our GDP currently stands at $11,9 billions, we continue mining for uranium, we continue westernizing, Sinai-Jordanian fortifications finish construction, we create more schools, libraries and theatres, Egyptian Lira (EGL) rises 20% against American dollar, Deutsche mark, French franc, Soviet ruble, English pound sterling, Italian lira, Brazilian cruzeiro (/real?), Chinese Yuan, Japanese yen, Turkish Lira, Indian rupee, Iranian rial, Saudi Arabian Riyal, South African rand, Australian pound, Argentine Peso, Pakistan Rupee and any other currency due to being underestimated and because of that Egyptians and Sudanese become 20% richer. We offiacialy adopt the use of the Egyptian Lira (EGL) due to being the most used currency in our nation.We continue investing 5% of our GPD into education and literacy continues to rise. The economic boom continues, new businesses/companies open, unemployment falls from 15% to 12%, we continue our projects (artificial lake in Egyptian-Sudanese borders, updating the army, navy and our air force), settling program and interracial marriages program continue with huge success, more and more citizens get cars from Egyptian-Sudanese Automobile Manufacturer (ESAM), public Egyptian Oil & Gas Company (EO&GC) makes day by day more and more profits and with increasing Suez Canal tolls we are able to build more/repair infrastructure and we continue industrializing, propaganda continues strenghening the ties of our nation, our GDP continues to increase by 12% per year, our GDP currently stands at $13,35 billions, we continue mining for uranium, we continue westernizing, we create more schools, libraries and theatres.
  • Republic of Turkey: Necdet Ozul, the fourth President of Turkey actively sought to westernize Turkey and implemented a series of laws for the Turks to disband their backward practices and embrace the modern world. However, unlike Mustafa Kemal; the new Premier did not call for the people to give up on religion and maintained a link between religion and the state. Keen on establishing Turkey as a major economic power in Europe in his very own way, he practiced high level of state intervention in the economics. Having invested a total of 5% of the Turkish GDP into education, the literacy rate in the nation has rose to 85%. This had a massive increase upon the size of those qualified in the workforce, and allowed Turkey to expand upon its automotive, agricultural, armament and shipbuilding industries. The profit gained from expanding these industries led to the development of a general mindset to focus upon these four industries as four pillars that would support Turkey as it marched forward. The automotive and shipbuilding industries in Turkey were particularly concentrated in the Aegean and Marmara region. In constrast to that, the armament industry and the agricultural industry were more widespread in Anatolia. Indeed, other industries in Turkey was also given equal important such included the Turkish textile industry which was amongst the top in the world and the Turkish mineral industry which proved quite beneficial in maintaining Turkey self-sufficient for minerals whilst catering the needs of the neighbouring states. Communication and transport played a major role, and a major railroad system was completed which linked linked the entire state of Turkey, and now preparations were made to construct roadways and highways as well as a major bridge across the Bosporus. This also led to large scale urbanization, particularly in Thrace, Macedonia and Western Anatolia, which were now amongst the most urbanized areas in Turkey. In comparison, Central and Eastern Anatolia were largely rural although major development programs over the past few years led to massive increase in urbanization; and particularly led to largescale immigration of Turks which drastically decreased the Kurd dominancy maintained over Eastern Anatolia. As far as energy was concerned, oil deposits discovered in Eastern Thrace and Northern Anatolian coast were mined. Turkey, in particular was a large producer of lignite which was largely mined from Eastern Anatolia. Major gas deposits were also discovered in the Levantine Basin. However, the adequate mining equipment had yet not been provided. However, also keen on acquiring a source of energy which would be renewable; major dams were constructed throughout Turkey. Of significant notice was the Karababa Dam constructed the Euphrates and Tigris rivers. The Central Bank of Turkey and the Istanbul Stock Exchange were established primarily to look over the stock exchange rate, and secure government funds and Turkish reserves as well as grant heavy interest loans to major private companies who sought to invest in Turkey. Meanwhile, with heavy crime and the need to maintain law and order within the cities; the Federal Espionage and Security Force [FESF] was established which acted as a police force to look over crime, corruption and tax evasion and were directly answerable to the Turkish Premier. The FESF also served to launch counterintelligence missions as well as a propaganda force by keeping the media and press under their very control, and had a total size of 10,000 with the FESF depending largely on informants who were not counted. The Turkish Armed Forces stood at 200,000, the Air force at 100,000 and the Marine Corps at 50,000 which kept the Turkish Peacetime Force at 350,000 whilst a reserve force of 200,000 was maintained. The headquarters of the Turkish fleet were established at the Golden Horn and the Turkish fleet expanded to include 80 ships and two fleet carriers, TCG Derman and TCG Solmaz. Moreover, in an attempt to exert Turkish control over the seas, the navy initiated patrols over the Aegean Sea, the Bosporus Straits, the Black Sea and the Gulf of Iskenderun. Along the same time, the WWI era Turkish aircraft was quickly replaced with the modern MiG-15 Jet fighters as well as the Yenilmez Y-III Bomber. These aircraft were far superior to those previous used, possibly the best in Europe and offered greater speeds, wider field of view, better accuracy, etc, and the presence of such technology allowed Turkey to construct prototypes of their own. The total size of the Turkish air force was maintained at 700 aircraft. The Turkish infantry was heavily armed with Soviet AK-48 whilst the armoured divisions used tanks of Soviet nature. This allowed Turkey to quickly close in on the technological gap that existed in terms of automotive, as it had soon built the Atlay IV tank which served as a modern tank. However, it was maintained that T-34s and T-55s also served along with the Atlay IV in the battlefield. The Turkish armament factories initiated mass production of the Atlay IV tank as well as AK-48 rifles which were re-engineered to serve Turkish interests. Meanwhile, Turkish scientists made significant progress into nuclear research as an adequate amount of funding was given by the government.General Necdet Özel took a hardline stance against the opponents of Turkey and demanded immediate withdrawal of Irani troops from near the border with Iraq. Along the same time, Turkish influence rapidly grew in Syria as the nation was now totally surrounded by Turkey and Communist Iraq [Turn Two of Six].We start investing in building, improving and repairing infrastructure and expanding our industry. We start recruiting more soldiers. We start building more libraries, theatres, parks, cinemas and schools. We invest into education the 8% of our GDP. We encourage our farmers to produce more food along giving them lower taxes and subsidies for each kilo of food sold. We increase the minimum wage by 20%. We create a public oil/gas company merging all of our oil/gas fields in both in Turkey and Greece and we name it Turkey Oil & Gas Company (GO&GC) and we increase production of oil and gas by 20%. We nationalize and merge all public and private automobile and weapon manufacturers into a single public company named Turkish Automobile & Weapons Manufacturer (TA&WM) in order to create new models of cars affordable by the common (/poor) Turkish citizen,create a new public airline named Turkish Airlines and a public electolonic manufacturer named Turkish Electronics (TE) to create TV affordable to the common citizen and we invest a lot of money in both public companies. With all the investments in our economy and infrastructure and industry unemployment in Turkey falls 8%. Our GDP currently stands at 40,85 billions. In a census that we conducted we see that the Republic of Turkey has 25.000.000 population and 82% of the population are ethnic Turks. We conduct propaganda in order to strenghten our national identity and the to assimilate ethnic Kurds, Greeks, Manorites, Lebanon Muslims into Turks. We also conduct propaganda in order to increase our birth rates. We accept the Egypt's request to join the Middle East Union and the trade greenment. We propose to Egypt, Sudan, Iran, Pakistan to sell them AK 48 rifles, and Atlay IV tanks. In order to improve our relationships with the other members of the Middle Eastern Union we propose to them to share our tech,industrial secrets and invest at each others economies. We continue influencing Syria [Turn Three of Six]. Talks of Federating with several nations in the Turkic sphere began.Turkish influence in Syria rapidly grows as the nation is now totally surrounded by Turkey and Communist Iraq [Turn Four of Six]. Talks of Federating with several nations in the Turkic sphere continue gaining more ground with a draft of a constitution rumored to have been shown to the President Necdet Ozul, Governor Ioannis Rallis, the Lebanese Parliament. Turkish influence in Syria rapidly grows as the nation is now totally surrounded by Turkey and Communist Iraq [Turn Five of Six].
    • Turkish Dominion of Greece: The new Governor, Ioannis Rallis announced the creation of Greece Law Enforcement Force consisting of 30,000 police officers which would serve to maintain order in the nation. Under his leadership, the militarist policies of the former leadership were completely abandoned and the government funded more upon advancing the Greek agrarian economy, expanding the industry and developing the poor living conditions in Greece. This allowed Greece to rapidly develop itself with massive healthcare and welfare reforms which led to Greece having an HDI much greater than that of Turkey itself. Moreover, he supported large-scale immigration of Turks who by now constituted 25% of the populace. Athens is reconstructed with new infrastructural reforms brought forward. We start investing in building,improving and repairing infrastructure and expanding our industry. We start recruiting more soldiers. We start building,improving and repairing more libraries, cinemas and schools. We invest into education the 8% of our GDP. We encourage our farmers to produce more food along giving them lower taxes and subsidies for each kilo of food sold. With all the investments in our economy and infrastructure and industry unemployment in Greece falls 10%. Our GDP currently stands at $5 billions. A large scale immigration has happened to Greece and now Turks constitute 35% of the population. Also, many Greeks have settled in Turkey cause of the open borders policy. We conduct propaganda in order to strengthen our national identity and the to assimilate ethnic Kurds, Greeks, Manorites, Lebanon Muslims into Turks. We also conduct propaganda in order to increase our birth rates. We merge with Cyprus in a single dominion named Turkish Republic of Greece.After the merge between Greek Dominion and Cypric Dominion there are still some thing to be cleared out but most of the population of both former dominions are okay with that action. The ethnic Turkish population of the Greek dominion now constutites 38% of the population of the dominion. The ethnic Turkish population are in favor of uniting with Turkey in a single nation. The city of Thessaloniki is renamed into Selanik, the city of Larnaca into Iskele and all other Greek named city's change their name into Turkish. Propaganda continues and the ethnic Greeks are less eager to rebel after some military parades happen in Selanik,Famagusta and many other big cities.
    • Turkish Dominion of Lebanon: In Beirut, many Turkish and Greek capitalists found refuge as Lebanon was found to be a financial safe haven. Due to the general free market maintained by the Maronite government, as well as the laissez-faire commercial tradition and bank secrecy; Lebanon attracted great attention was numerous businessmen and capitalists who had sought to escape the state intervention practiced in Turkey. This certainly advanced and developed the position of Lebanon as a major banking hub and entrepot in Turkey, particularly due to their strategic position in the Levantine Basin. This sent ripples as the Beirut Stock Exchange saw rise much greater than it had previously experienced under French rule. Apart from banking, tourism played a major role in Lebanon and the Lebanese winery attracted thousands of people from the Middle East. The Turks having been aware of the delicate ethnic nature of Lebanon were keenly on not provoking any group. However, economic co-operation was largely maintained with the Maronites and the Sunnis dominating the coastline. In contrast, the Shi'ite were largely enlisted into the military. Other changes introduced by Turkey included laws regarding money laundering and minor restrictions on capital movement out of Lebanon. A law of particular notice was the Turkish attempt to increase Muslim representation in the Maronite-dominated government. This law was largely passed to appease the Muslim populace but surely, the Maronites continued to play a big hand so they were not particularly antagonized either. A large scale immigration has happened to Lebanon and now Turks constitute 20% of the population. Also, many Lebanese have settled in Turkey cause of the open borders policy.Our GDP currently stands at $10 billions. We conduct propaganda in order to strengthen our national identity and the to assimilate ethnic Kurds, Greeks, Manorites, Lebanon Muslims into Turks. We also conduct propaganda in order to increase our birth rates. The Muslim population of Lebanon are in favor of uniting with Turkey into a single republic but the manorites and the Christians aren't. The druze aren't sure of their position yet being divided into the unionists and the indepemdmenists and the Turkish government tries to raise support in the druze communities and of course the Muslims.
    • Turkish Overseas Military Establishment: Military bases were constructed at Nablu and at Jordanian border with Egypt beside the Mediterranean Sea. At these military bases, a total of 6000 troops were deployed. Along the same time, naval bases were constructed at Tel Aviv and Haifa where 500 marines and 20 ships were sent. The presence of such bases at strategic positions thus allowed Turkey to conjure greater control over the Mediterranean Sea as well maintain proximity with Saudi Arabia and the Suez Canal. Meanwhile, Turkey initiates uranium mining and a railroad is constructed to the port city of Haifa.

1964.0

  • German Reich: The Me Drachen and Me F-53 continue to replace the older jets which are sold to other countries aligned with Germany. The Me B-53takes its place as Germany's main strategic bomber for the Luftwaffe. The Panzer Leopard I enters large scale production to replace the Panzer V. To complete the mechanization of the infantry the final APC models are completed and production of the P-53 , and P126 begins. Choppers are also produced in large quantities to aid ground forces. The G3, MP5 and MG53 are produced in massive amounts to replace the aging equipment from the 1940s. New anti-tank weapons enter development as well to answer the growing need for greater firepower. Development of tactical artillery begins, with a prototype for a nuclear artillery piece being developed. Naval expansion continues to meet the demands for coastal protection and to protect German interests abroad. Production of IRBM's and nuclear warheads begins in earnest, and development of ICBMs begins. Germany makes a name for itself on the 4th of April when it sends the Hanz von Stein, a descendant of the Napoleonic era hero, becomes the first man to go into space. The moment is recorded on film. The computer continues to grow in importance for the military and the BND as its data storage capacities greatly exceeds expectations and other uses are discovered such as quicker communication. Development of more modern stealth fighters begin. Medical research continues as breakthroughs continue. The nuclear powerplant becomes active producing energy for a majority of the city, It is recognized as the first commercial nuclear power plant in the world, plans to build three more in Munich, Berlin and Vienna are made. Construction of a monorail connecting Essen to Berlin begins as the first bullet train in the world. The Universities of Berlin, Vienna and Munich increase funding for research in engineering, medicine, and physics to continue developing Germany's strong academic tradition and maintain Germany's place in the world as a leader in innovation. At the University of Berlin research into lasers begin. Cultural development continues as the democratization of the Reich comes to an end. The once powerful aristocracy slowly start to fade into the background of German politics as they become another interest group backing the conservative coalition. Many landowners and Industrialists begin modernizing their means of production to better exploit Germany's growing position within the global economy. More factories and service companies open up creating jobs for thousands in areas previously ignored. Groups like Mauser-Mannlicher, Heckler and Koch, Krupp, and Bundeswagen continue to expand their shares in their respective market abroad. Efforts to incorporate Elbes-Lothringen's infrastructure begin, the region remains under occupation. However, curfew is relaxed and the occupation forces are told to be courteous to the locals.  As Germany's economic interests in the Middle East a group of industrialists from Hamburg, Essen and Berlin begin looking at the long forgotten Baghdad railway, a project abandoned by Germany in the aftermath of the great war. Adapting this idea the group conceives a new more ambitious project known as the Euro-Arabia connection, a transportation system that would directly link Saudi Arabia and the growing oil industry there with the Central Europe's largest industrial sectors. Despite the desire for this the group lacks the authority or influence to pull this off at the moment and goes to the government in Berlin to try to get political support. The Reichstag and high command take a great interest in the proposition and plans are made to begin talks with the governments of the Netherlands, Switzerland and Saudi Arabia to try to work out the groundwork for project of such a scale, feelers are also sent out to the governments of Turkey, Syria, Palestine, and Hungary to find out their position on such an endeavour. After years of lobbying and close relations Prague finally falls in line with Germany signing the Prague convention tying Czechoslovakia to the Reich and establishing a joint military structure. The BND continues expanding its intelligence web abroad with greater focus being placed in the volatile Middle East, in the Balkans and in China. With recent developments in Turkey BND activities there are temporarily put on hold while Germany begins employing third parties to collect information within Turkey to aviod diplomatic issues.  With the French bombing of South Africa, Berlin passes a law that allows for the construction of a series of underground bunkers meant to protect Germans in case of a nuclear attack. As the British and American economies enter recession Germany takes advantage to fill in the gap in the global economy. International flights to other major German allies and trading partners begin. Trade with Scandinavia increases extensively with the signing of free trade agreements.  Investments in Brazil, Saudi Arabia, China, and throughout Central Europe increase as the German economy starts to gain momentum and the need for branching out increases. With the growing strength of Fascism in the Middle East, the German government starts to slowly review its previous anti-Communist stance as it has been proven that the Soviet Union no longer has ambitions in Europe. In private, delegates go to Moscow to discuss a possible secret anti-Fascist alliance to counter the growing Hong Kong Pact.  Taking advantage of the unrest in Sudan German operatives offer to supply arms and advisors to the sudan to help combat the Egyptians (mod response, please). Germany offers a hand of friendship to Morocco and offers them an arms and free trade agreement (mod response, please). Berlin requests that Brazilian officials help them develop regulations for international lights between the Reich and Brazil.  Germany offers Italy a free trade agreement (mod response, please).
    • Czechoslovakia: The sizeable German minority living in Czechoslovakia cheer as they now have a much greater in the management of the country. Despite the fear of some politicians German representative give their word that Germany will not annex Czechoslovakia and they will retain their identity as a sovereign state, albeit one tied to Berlin. With the establishment of an economic union plans to expand the Iron Rhine and EuroRail to Prague, Brno and other major Czechoslovakian cities are made. The Czech army begins a period of modernization along German lines, as the G3 becomes the main rifle, and the Leopard and Drachen are choosing for the main war machines of the state. Integration of the Bohemian industrial sector with Germany's SIlesian area begins as widespread investment from German capitalists begins. The Reichmark is adopted as the national currency, raising the average pay by quite a bit.
    • Military District of the Balkans: Following the collapse of Yugoslavia the entirety of the former kingdom is turned into an occupation zone by the Germans. Trials continue as members of the previous regime are tried for war crimes. While many see it as Justice more consider it a victor's justice and an effort to gain popularity amongst the Croats and Bosniaks. The Chetniks are declared an illegal organization and anyone thought to be hiding members will be held without trial. Raising of local bosniak troops to help occupy Serbian majority areas. Germans living in Former Yugoslavia (numbering about 500,000) are relocated to Carinthia for their own protection and granted large compensation for loss of property paid for by the money collected from Belgrade after it fell to German forces. Former Yugoslav soldiers (exclusively Serbian because of previous player's actions) are confined to internment camps for the time being. Recruitment of Bosniaks to serve as BND Operatives begin with the promise of large payments, many sign up and they are employed to help spy in the Middle East. Croatia is granted independence as the Free State of Croatia.
    • Free State of Croatia: The Croatian nation is declared after talks with Germany come to a conclusion. To secure relations between Croatia and Germany the Treaty of Zagrab is signed allowing Germany to move troops through Croatia, and the Croat state enters an economic union with Germany. The Croat state begins purchasing weapons from Gemrany to outfit their new army. Religious freedom is declared and cultural autonomy is granted to the Muslims as promised by German officials. To separate itself from the Serbian state Croatian schools begin teaching on the basis that they are Illyrians and not slavs like the Serbians. Despite the promise of religious tolerance anti-Orthodox policies are carried out forbidden the Serbians Orthodox public worship. 
  • Soviet Union: The Soviet Union continues to expand and grow, and this year brings some important changes to the Soviet military and policy, both abroad and at home. The issue of the 300 dead Soviet soldiers angers the military and the government greatly, and the government does what it can to address all issues of the problem. New regulations and procedures are required at ammunition and vehicle storehouses in order to prevent such drastic leakage of weapons and vehicles from disappearing. Furthermore, the central government has the NKVD search through all aspects of the military to determine who could be behind such criminal actions. A few suspected culprits are rounded up and either sent to gulags or shot, although the investigation is still ongoing. In order to deal with rebellious Poles and Finns, the Polish Occupation Zone is reformatted as a new republic within the Soviet Federal system, and the establishment of a loyal Communist government is put into place. Training of national and loyal police forces in both Finland and Poland is done to help the military deal with any incidents. It is expected with the greater regulations and higher government involvement the rebels will either cease their activity or otherwise become more easier to deal with. Domestically, the government carries on with its program of industrialization and continued modernization of the Soviet economy and military. More factories are built in varied places around the country to produce goods for both the military and the people. Technology-wise, the Soviet Union continues to march forward, eager to catch up with the rest of the world. The AK-48 assault rifle is finished this year, and after extraordinary performance in weapons trials is ordered into full production. Better tanks and now jet planes are also produced in order to keep the theory of deep operations up to date and in full effect, while experimental rocket prototypes are also constructed. More ships, namely battleships, destroyers, cruisers, submarines, and a few aircraft carriers are also built over a period of time to help the Soviet navy retain at least some degree of parity with the rest of the world. Weapons and vehicles of better quality continue to be produced, and new versions are introduced as the technology becomes available. Industrialization and general armarment of the eastern part of the Soviet Union begins, with some believing to think that war or some aggressive action may take place in the near future between the Soviet Union and Japan or China. We agree to the Japanese offer. We also begin applying some degree of pressure on Iran, restoring some degree of border fortifications along the border. A few thousand troops are sent to Iraq to help protect the Soviet ally from any regional aggression. The Soviet Union sends aid to the Congolese and accepts the offer of the Romanians, sending diplomats to talk.
    • Mongolia: Mongolia continues to make some effort to modernize and industrialize, although the typically rural landscape and population has made this considerably difficult to do effectively. The military continues to train with the Soviets, and more and more Soviet surplus is provided to the Mongolian military to help them stay up to date with weapons and supplies. 
    • Finland: The military and local government joins the Soviets in trying to crack down on rebellious Finns, and efforts are also made to try to bring them back into the fold peacefully if at all possible. Rebuilding the country is still underway, and more services are being provided to the Finns with each passing month. It is hoped that through these efforts, the Soviets will be able to earn the loyalty or at the very least the obedience of the Finns and enable their sway over the country. Finnish forces with aid from the Soviets crack down hard on dissent and resistance, and the full power of the state is used to bring an end to the forces of the insurgency. 
    • Baltic Federal People's Republic: The military and police also perform a bit of a crackdown in order to prevent the sort of unrest or rebellion seen in Finland and Poland over the past few months. The government also helps the country to rebuild, another reason for the merger of the three Baltic countries. 
  • Egypt: President Nasser starts to fear a Saudi Arabian-German backed invasion and start to massively produce war materiel and increase the number of planes and troops in Sinai frontier. President Nasser improves the infrastructure (roads, ports ...) along the Nile from the delta of the Nile all the way down to Southern Sudan with the money being made by the toll from the Suez Canal and starts constructing one hydroelectric dam in the Nile. The Government starts building fortifications along the Sinai-Jordanian border. Many reforms are made in order for Egypt to westernize like banning the use of the yashmak at public places and propaganda encourages not to wear and teaching western history at schools and teaching foreign languages at schools mostly English also many western songs are being played on the radio. Government propaganda strengthens Egyptian nationalism and unity, encourages Egyptian-Sudanese marriages, encourages our people to make more children and gives more popularity to the president. Sudanese people are encouraged to settle in Egypt with each settler (person/family) being given a home in Sudan. President Nasser begins further westernizing the country by giving women the almost the same rights as men have and increasing government propaganda. Egypt, because of the very low oil prices, is starting to sell less oil in the market in order to keep oil stocks and sell it at a better price. President Nasser creates many schools around Egypt to educate children (both male and female) and adults with more attention given to educate children with 5% of the Egyptian/Sudanese GDP into education, the literacy rate in Egypt has rose to 28% and rising. Egypt receives the 100 Atlay IV tanks and 10,000 AK-48 rifles from Turkey and stations the tanks along the Sinai-Jordanian border. President Nasser starts to fear a Saudi Arabian-German backed invasion and start to massively produce war materiel and increase the number of planes and troops in Sinai frontier. Also, President Nasser encourages the farmers to produce food along the Nile giving them lower taxes and subsidies for each kilo of food sold. President Nasser increases the minimum wage per year from $250 (20,8/month) to $500 (41,7/month). We also change our currency to Egyptian Lira (EGL). We ask any country to invest in our country. We ask Germany and Saudi Arabia to improve our relationships by giving them many interests (Stocks of the Suez Canal, Unlimited free entrance of the Suez Canal, oil in Egypt and Sudan alike) in order to avoid war. We start to build infrastructure (roads, sidewalks, ports, squares, railroads) all around the country (from money made from the Suez Canal, Taxes and Oil) and start modernizing our industry by creating many public industries. We start to build an aircraft carrier to stay a regional power. We westernize more with many reforms like giving the women more rights more propaganda and other reforms. More Sudanese people arrive in Egypt. We ask Turkey to sell us 200 Atlay IV tanks and 20,000 AK-48 rifles and ask them and the Soviet Union for a trade agreement and better relationships. We also ask Iran and Pakistan to join their nuclear program (even if they have slim chances of succeeding). Oil profits increase because we produce/dril 120% more oil per day to match the worldwide demand increasing our previously small profits by 150%. We continue investing 5% of our GPD into education and literacy rises from 28% to 42%. Egyptian Sudan unity strenghtens as 800.000 Sudanese, Dinka, Nuer and Fur people call Egypt their home. The settling program is regarded as a huge success. Egypt now has 28.000.000 people increasing steadily 2,50% per year. A census was conducted this year tell us that there are 25.000.000 Egyptians, 2.100.000 Sudanese Arabs, 350.000 Domba, 200.000 Beja, 200.000 Dinka, 150.000 Nubians, 100.000 Nuer, 20.000 Fur, 5000 Berbers. We continue building up our infrastructure all over the country and attracting foreign investors to invest on our economy giving us resulting in a big economic boom with GDP increasing by 12.0% per year. Our GPD currently stands at $22 billion. President Nasser is able to increase the minimum wage per year from $500 (41,7/month) to $1000 (83,3/month) due to economic growth, more profits from oil and Suez Canal tolls. We continue westernizing. We also mine for uranium and with the quantity we got and with the cooperation of the other members of the Middle Eastern Union we start developing our first nuclear bomb (Mods response). The construction of our first aircraft carrier is finished and we name our first aircraft Khufu I which is 300 m (1000 ft) long and 68 m (225 ft) wide. We also start upgrading our Aircraft fleet increasing it from 200 planes to 400 planes and upgrading their systems. We ask the Turkish and the USSR to improve our relationships and we propose to both of them trade agreement. We also ask them to give us AK-47/48 rifles and newest edition/model tanks. With the profits from oil and from tolls from the Suez Canal we continue investing in building and improving infrastructure and expanding our industry. We create an public oil/gas company merging all of our oil/gas fields in both Egypt and Sudan and we name it Egyptian Oil & Gas Company (EO&GC). With all the investments in our economy and infrastructure and industry unemployment in Egypt falls to 14%. The settling program is regarded as a huge success. Our GPD currently stands at $23,3 billions. We continue mining for uranium. We continue investing 5% of our GPD into education and literacy continues to rise. We continue westernizing. Interracial marriages between Egyptian, Sudanese Arabs, Dinka, Nuer, Beja, Domba, Fur and Berbers continue and this government tactic is regarded as a success with over 1.200.000 people in both Egypt and Sudan to have made an interracial marriage. With Suez Canal tolls and oil profits we continue industralizing and building up/repairing infrastructure. Finally the dam we started constructing long ago(In the northern Nile) is now finished and now we make plans/start constructing a new one in the Egyptian-Sudanese borders we make plans to make a huge artificial lake there and build a big city next to it populated by both Egyptians, Sudanese Arabs, Nubians, Beja, Domba, Dinka, Nuer, Fur and Berbers (All our recognized nationalities). With the vast use of propaganda (poster, radio, social events, propaganda at schools) our people come closer and starting to feel like one nation (especially Egyptians and Sudanese Arabs) in both. Our GDP continues to increase by 12% per year. Our GPD currently stands at $24,7 billions. Many companies/corporations are created thanks to the economic boom like the Egyptian-Sudanese Automobile Manufacturer (ESAM) who makes automobiles for all income groups in Egypt/Sudan affordable by the common employed Egyptian/Sudanese citizen and that drops uneployment from 14% to 12%. Westernization continues in both Egypt and Sudan. The settling program and the Interracial marriages program are regarded as a huge success (We continue to send many Egyptian settlers in Sudan and receive many Sudanese settlers in Egypt). We continue investing 5% of our GPD into education and literacy continues to rise. We ask Iran to send us better/more modern equipment/weaponry for our army and help us technologicaly advance our country. The economic boom continues, new businesses/companies open, uneployment falls from 12% to 10%, we continue our projects, settling program and interracial marriages program continue with huge success, more and more citizens get cars from Egyptian-Sudanese Automobile Manufacturer (ESAM), public Egyptian Oil & Gas Company (EO&GC) makes day by day more and more profits and with increasing Suez Canal tolls we are able to build more/repair infrastructure and we continue industrializing, propaganda continues strenghening the ties of our nation, our GDP currently stands at $26,2 billions, we continue mining for uranium, we continue westernizing, Sinai-Jordanian fortifications finish construction, we create more schools, libraries and theatres, Egyptian Lira (EGL) rises 20% against American dollar, Deutsche mark, French franc, Soviet ruble, English pound sterling, Italian lira, Brazilian cruzeiro (/real?), Chinese Yuan, Japanese yen, Turkish Lira, Indian rupee, Iranian rial, Saudi Arabian Riyal, South African rand, Australian pound, Argentine Peso, Pakistan Rupee and any other currency due to being underestimated and because of that Egyptians and Sudanese become 20% richer.We continue investing 5% of our GPD into education and literacy continues to rise. The economic boom continues, new businesses/companies open, uneployment falls from 10% to 8%, we continue our projects (artificial lake in Egyptian-Sudanese borders, updating the army, navy and our air force), settling program and interracial marriages program continue with huge success, more and more citizens get cars from Egyptian-Sudanese Automobile Manufacturer (ESAM), public Egyptian Oil & Gas Company (EO&GC) makes day by day more and more profits and with increasing Suez Canal tolls we are able to build more/repair infrastructure and we continue industralizing, propaganda continues strenghening the ties of our nation, our GDP continues to increase by 12% per year, our GDP currently stands at $29,35 billions, we continue mining for uranium, we continue westernizing, we create more schools, libraries and theatres. We thank the Iranian Government for their help and receive the Iranian weapons, with the Iranian help we are able to further modernize our army give them better weapons. We ask Turkey to improve our relationship and invite them to join the Middle Eastern Union.Because the Turkish Republic shared their tech, industrial secrets, weapons and invest at each others economies both our army our industry and our economy are improved by a lot and they keep improving.
    • Sudan: Government propaganda strengthens Egyptian nationalism and unity, encourages Egyptian-Sudanese marriages, encourages our people to make more children and gives more popularity to President Nasser. Many reforms are made in order for Egypt to westernize like banning the use of the yashmak at public places and propaganda encourages not to wear and teaching western history at schools and teaching foreign languages at schools mostly English also many western songs are being played on the radio. Egyptians are encouraged by the government to go settle mostly along Sudanese Nile and in Darfur with each settler (person/family) being given a home in Sudan. The Sudanese protectorate contributes as many troops, planes and war materiel as it can. President Nasser creates many schools around the Empire to educate children (both male and female) and adults with more attention given to educate children with 5% of the Egyptian/Sudanese GDP into education, the literacy rate in the Sudan has rose to 18% and rising. More troops are stationed to Sudan and President Nasser adresses many issues between Egypt and Sudan by giving Sudanese and Fur men and women the same rights as Egyptians further encouraging marriges between Egyptians, Sudanese and Fur and increasing the minimum wage per year from $250 (20,8/month) to $500 (41,7/month). and asking the Sudanese representatives to come to speak to President Nasser about the problems in Sudan. That meeting is covered in radio with a mix of propaganda and previous measures taken thus reducing the unrest in Sudan by a lot. From the encouragement of Sudanese-Egyptian marriages some Egyptian people married Sudanese and Fur people effectively starting to assimilate Sudanese and Fur people becoming Egyptians. Also, President Nasser gives encouragement to the farmers to produce food along the Nile giving them lower taxes and subsidies for each kilo of food sold. We also change our currency to Egyptian Lira (EGL). We invest in builing infrastructure all around the country (from money made from the Suez Canal, taxes and oil) and start modernizing our army. We westernize more with many reforms like giving the women more rights more propaganda and other reforms. More Egyptians arrive in Sudan. Oil profits increase because we produce/dril 220% more oil per day to match the worldwide demand increasing our previously small profits by 300%. We continue investing 5% of our GPD into education and literacy rises from 18% to 32%. Egyptian Sudan unity strenghtens as 1.000.000 Egyptian people call Sudan their home. The settling program is regarded as a huge success. Sudan now has 12.000.000 people increasing steadily 2,50% per year. A census we conducted this year tell us that there are 7.050.000 Sudanese Arabs, 1.850.000 Dinka, 1.350.000 Egyptians, 1.050.000 Nuer, 520.000 Nubians, 190.000 Fur. We continue building up our infrastructure all over the country and attracting foreign investors to invest on our economy giving us resulting in a big economic boom with GDP increasing by 12.0% per year. Our GPD currently stands at $9,5 billion. President Nasser is able to increase the minimum wage per year from $500 (41,7/month) to $1000 (83,3/month) due to economic growth, more profits from oil and Suez Canal tolls.We continue westernizing. With the profits from oil and from tolls from the Suez Canal we continue investing in building and improving infrastructure and expanding our industry. We create an public oil/gas company merging all of our oil/gas fields in both Egypt and Sudan and we name it Egyptian Oil & Gas Company (EO&GC). With all the investments in our economy and infrastructure and industry unemployment in Sudan falls to 22%. The settling program is regarded as a huge success. Our GPD currently stands at $10 billions. We continue mining for uranium. We continue investing 5% of our GPD into education and literacy continues to rise. We continue westernizing. Interracial marriages between Egyptian, Sudanese Arabs, Dinka, Nuer, Beja, Domba, Fur and Berbers continue and this government tactic is regarded as a success with over 1.200.000 people in both Egypt and Sudan to have made an interracial marriage. With Suez Canal tolls and oil profits we continue industralizing and building up/repairing infrastructure. We make plans/start constructing a new one in the Egyptian-Sudanese borders we make plans to make a huge artificial lake there and build a big city next to it populated by both Egyptians, Sudanese Arabs, Nubians, Beja, Domba, Dinka, Nuer, Fur and Berbers (All our recognized nationalities). With the vast use of propaganda (poster, radio, social events, propaganda at schools) our people come closer and starting to feel like one nation (especially Egyptians and Sudanese Arabs) in both. Our GDP continues to increase by 12% per year. Our GPD currently stands at $11,2 billions. Many companies/corporations are created thanks to the economic boom like the Egyptian-Sudanese Automobile Manufacturer (ESAM) who makes automobiles for all income groups in Egypt/Sudan affordable by the common employed Egyptian/Sudanese citizen and that drops uneployment from 22% to 18%. Westernization continues in both Egypt and Sudan. The settling program and the Interracial marriages program are regarded as a huge success (We continue to send many Egyptian settlers in Sudan and receive many Sudanese settlers in Egypt). We continue investing 5% of our GPD into education and literacy continues to rise. The economic boom continues, new businesses/companies open, uneployment falls from 18% to 15%, we continue our projects, settling program and interracial marriages program continue with huge success, more and more citizens get vehicles from Egyptian-Sudanese Automobile Manufacturer (ESAM), public Egyptian Oil & Gas Company (EO&GC) makes day by day more and more profits and with increasing Suez Canal tolls we are able to build more/repair infrastructure and we continue industrializing, propaganda continues strntghening the ties of our nation, our GDP currently stands at $11,9 billions, we continue mining for uranium, we continue westernizing, Sinai-Jordanian fortifications finish construction, we create more schools, libraries and theatres, Egyptian Lira (EGL) rises 20% against American dollar, Deutsche mark, French franc, Soviet ruble, English pound sterling, Italian lira, Brazilian cruzeiro (/real?), Chinese Yuan, Japanese yen, Turkish Lira, Indian rupee, Iranian rial, Saudi Arabian Riyal, South African rand, Australian pound, Argentine Peso, Pakistan Rupee and any other currency due to being underestimated and because of that Egyptians and Sudanese become 20% richer. We offiacialy adopt the use of the Egyptian Lira (EGL) due to being the most used currency in our nation.We continue investing 5% of our GPD into education and literacy continues to rise. The economic boom continues, new businesses/companies open, unemployment falls from 15% to 12%, we continue our projects (artificial lake in Egyptian-Sudanese borders, updating the army, navy and our air force), settling program and interracial marriages program continue with huge success, more and more citizens get cars from Egyptian-Sudanese Automobile Manufacturer (ESAM), public Egyptian Oil & Gas Company (EO&GC) makes day by day more and more profits and with increasing Suez Canal tolls we are able to build more/repair infrastructure and we continue industrializing, propaganda continues strenghening the ties of our nation, our GDP continues to increase by 12% per year, our GDP currently stands at $13,35 billions, we continue mining for uranium, we continue westernizing, we create more schools, libraries and theatres.
    • Romanian Dip: We offer to invest in Egypt and Sudan provided that you agree to a trade deal.
  • Thailand: Thailand continues to build up the military. Infrastructure is improved and repaired, and some new roadways are built.
  • Romania: We continue conscription and increase the number of soldiers in the Army to 275,000 active men and 300,000 in reserve. More factories for textiles, automobiles, small ships, and appliances are constructed along the Trans-Romanian Railway to maximize the shipment of goods around the country. The construction of another hydroelectric power plant, the Iron Gate II, begins. Construction of the Airbase continues. We successfully reverse-engineer the Soviet planes and begin to produce them at our airplane factory in Cluj-Napoca. The test regarding our own jet engines and tanks are proven to be worthwhile as they show capabilities between 80-95% of their Soviet counterparts. To further our military prowess, tanks, weapons & ammunition, and airplane factories are built by the masses in Romanian territory. Deveselu is finalized to be the first naval base of the country, and  thus, heavy equipment, engineers, and workers are sent there by the Railway to begin construction. A series of highways interconnecting the country together begins. Universities, hospitals, and pulbic schools are created. We import foreign books to be stored in our libraries. We start requiring Romanians in the business and military fields to learn English as a second language,and choose between Russian, Turkish, Hungarian, Bulgarian, or German as a third. Military and infrasturcture spending causes GDP to rise by 6%, lower than the national forecast. (Mil/infra turn) Soviet and Romanian delegates continue to discuss the possibility of a Black Sea economic zone.
  • Brazil: The nation of Brazil continues to develop the South American Union's various institutions - particularly its economic commission and the conjoined Security forces. The Brazilian military, in particular, begins heavy training of the Venezuelan and Colombian militaries to be up-to-par with the Brazilian armed forces in terms of training. Overall, the Brazilian military currently maintains the lion's share of the military force of the South American Union but with the training of reserves, and active forces in other countries, the Brazilian military prepares these militaries to form and fight as a cohesive military force. The Brazilian economy also continues to show positive growth as the opening of the South American Union - with even easier trade access - allows for a relatively cheap or free flow of goods between all nations removing various trade barriers that once choked out a good amount of Brazilian profit to be made in other South American countries. Brazil, however, also respects the economies of various SAU nations looking to come up with a comprehensive series of agreements to keep all these sectors in all nations profitable and to prevent all out dominance by one nation over another in a common industrial production sector. Specialized resources, however, are left up to the host nation due to their relative difficulty in that kind of regulation. The Brazilian military continues extensive development of rocketry and missile technology. This does also culminate in other developments particularly in its cruise missiles. The city of Brasilia continues construction with the satellite towns and cities gaining their funding for development. Kubitschek's industrial reforms continue to show intense growth in Brazil's industrial sectors beginning to put it in league with some other great powers and in general exceeding a few others. The Brazilian navy continues to replace its older ships with newer more modern ships, or they are converted to the newer models with the updated technology. The Brazilian air force continues adding new aircraft keeping its modern air force up to date and expanding its strategic bombing force as it now wields nearly 300 nuclear weapons of strategic and tactical capacities. The Brazilian navy replaces another carrier with the newer Lusitania class. More naval replacement stuff Brazil also finishes the connections of various metro stations across the southern coastal portions of Brazil connecting various cities with some internal expansion still to come
    • Venezuela: The nation of Venezuela continues development as its population and economic advance further. The Industrial development also continues in earnest with significant industrial development coming, too. The Venezuelan military continues training with its Brazilian allies and more or less begins a modernization campaign to give Venezuela a respectable navy, and a modern army worth noting. The Venezuelan government in particular begins a major push acquiring modern arms by a good amount officially beginning the modernization project. The Venezuelan economy continues to develop towards a common market.
    • Colombia: Colombia continues to develop with its own specific industries beginning to develop as well. The Colombian oil also continues but not on the par of Venezuela. The Colombians in general show a positive economic growth but are relatively shocked by Venezuela's astounding growth with only a predicted 5% coming out of Colombia this year. The Colombian military also begins to add military shipbuilding capabilities - particularly in Buenaventura. The Colombian Army shows notable trained improvement with the aid of Brazilian forces. Colombia continues work on strengthening its economy for accession to the unified Currency in the next few years.
  • UPR: The UPR continues industrialization and economic improvement. The navy looks to possibly lay down two new carriers to replace the aging WWII vintage light carriers. Plans are made to begin a massive overhaul of the armed forces. This will provide thousands of new jobs in the defense, engineering, manufacturing, and other fields. The Air Force looks to purchase a new type of jet fighter as the ones we are using are obsolete. The government continues work on nuclear weapons.
  • Morocco: The Kingdom of Morocco continues to improve its economy and build up military. Morocco continues to westernize the nation and population continues to grow. More railways and roads are built by Moroccan Transport Network, with a few highways built between largest cities only. Industry continues to be improved, as a few industries are built on cities low on deserts in Morocco. More schools and houses are built and technology improves as well. Sunni Islam rises in popularity and gains more followers. Military bases were constructed at Algerian border to remain defense from upcoming Algerian invasions. At military bases, more then 500 soldiers and ten tanks are deployed. After about 20 feature films and over 200 animated shorts produced by Rajasim Phunkar Company, Rajaskarland is finally completed and becomes the first theme park in Morocco and Africa. The park is now open for tourists from around the world and it features The Sweetest Folk franchise and franchises from other feature films.

1964.5

Early turn because I won't be here later to change it. -MP

  • German Reich: The Me Drachen and Me F-53 continue to replace the older jets which are sold to other countries aligned with Germany. The Me B-53takes its place as Germany's main strategic bomber for the Luftwaffe. The Panzer Leopard I enters large scale production to replace the Panzer V. To complete the mechanization of the infantry the final APC models are completed and production of the P-53 , and P126 begins. Choppers are also produced in large quantities to aid ground forces. The G3, MP5 and MG53 are produced in massive amounts to replace the aging equipment from the 1940s. New anti-tank weapons enter development as well to answer the growing need for greater firepower. Development of tactical artillery begins, with a prototype for a nuclear artillery piece being developed. Naval expansion continues to meet the demands for coastal protection and to protect German interests abroad. Production of IRBM's and nuclear warheads begins in earnest, and development of ICBMs begins. Germany makes a name for itself on the 4th of April when it sends the Hanz von Stein, a descendant of the Napoleonic era hero, becomes the first man to go into space. The moment is recorded on film. The computer continues to grow in importance for the military and the BND as its data storage capacities greatly exceeds expectations and other uses are discovered such as quicker communication. Development of more modern stealth fighters begin. Medical research continues as breakthroughs continue. The nuclear powerplant becomes active producing energy for a majority of the city, It is recognized as the first commercial nuclear power plant in the world, plans to build three more in Munich, Berlin and Vienna are made. Construction of a monorail connecting Essen to Berlin begins as the first bullet train in the world. The Universities of Berlin, Vienna and Munich increase funding for research in engineering, medicine, and physics to continue developing Germany's strong academic tradition and maintain Germany's place in the world as a leader in innovation. At the University of Berlin research into lasers begin. Cultural development continues as the democratization of the Reich comes to an end. The once powerful aristocracy slowly start to fade into the background of German politics as they become another interest group backing the conservative coalition. Many landowners and Industrialists begin modernizing their means of production to better exploit Germany's growing position within the global economy. More factories and service companies open up creating jobs for thousands in areas previously ignored. Groups like Mauser-Mannlicher, Heckler and Koch, Krupp, and Bundeswagen continue to expand their shares in their respective market abroad. Efforts to incorporate Elbes-Lothringen's infrastructure begin, the region remains under occupation. However, curfew is relaxed and the occupation forces are told to be courteous to the locals.  As Germany's economic interests in the Middle East a group of industrialists from Hamburg, Essen and B
  • erlin begin looking at the long forgotten Baghdad railway, a project abandoned by Germany in the aftermath of the great war. Adapting this idea the group conceives a new more ambitious project known as the Euro-Arabia connection, a transportation system that would directly link Saudi Arabia and the growing oil industry there with the Central Europe's largest industrial sectors. Despite the desire for this the group lacks the authority or influence to pull this off at the moment and goes to the government in Berlin to try to get political support. The Reichstag and high command take a great interest in the proposition and plans are made to begin talks with the governments of the Netherlands, Switzerland and Saudi Arabia to try to work out the groundwork for project of such a scale, feelers are also sent out to the governments of Turkey, Syria, Palestine, and Hungary to find out their position on such an endeavour. After years of lobbying and close relations Prague finally falls in line with Germany signing the Prague convention tying Czechoslovakia to the Reich and establishing a joint military structure. The BND continues expanding its intelligence web abroad with greater focus being placed in the volatile Middle East, in the Balkans and in China. With recent developments in Turkey BND activities there are temporarily put on hold while Germany begins employing third parties to collect information within Turkey to aviod diplomatic issues.  With the French bombing of South Africa, Berlin passes a law that allows for the construction of a series of underground bunkers meant to protect Germans in case of a nuclear attack. As the British and American economies enter recession Germany takes advantage to fill in the gap in the global economy. International flights to other major German allies and trading partners begin. Trade with Scandinavia increases extensively with the signing of free trade agreements.  Investments in Brazil, Saudi Arabia, China, and throughout Central Europe increase as the German economy starts to gain momentum and the need for branching out increases. With the growing strength of Fascism in the Middle East, the German government starts to slowly review its previous anti-Communist stance as it has been proven that the Soviet Union no longer has ambitions in Europe. In private, delegates go to Moscow to discuss a possible secret anti-Fascist alliance to counter the growing Hong Kong Pact.  Taking advantage of the unrest in Sudan German operatives offer to supply arms and advisors to the sudan to help combat the Egyptians (mod response, please). Germany offers a hand of friendship to Morocco and offers them an arms and free trade agreement (mod response, please). Berlin requests that Brazilian officials help them develop regulations for international lights between the Reich and Brazil.  Germany offers Italy a free trade agreement (mod response, please).
    • Czechoslovakia: The sizeable German minority living in Czechoslovakia cheer as they now have a much greater in the management of the country. Despite the fear of some politicians German representative give their word that Germany will not annex Czechoslovakia and they will retain their identity as a sovereign state, albeit one tied to Berlin. With the establishment of an economic union plans to expand the Iron Rhine and EuroRail to Prague, Brno and other major Czechoslovakian cities are made. The Czech army begins a period of modernization along German lines, as the G3 becomes the main rifle, and the Leopard and Drachen are choosing for the main war machines of the state. Integration of the Bohemian industrial sector with Germany's SIlesian area begins as widespread investment from German capitalists begins. The Reichmark is adopted as the national currency, raising the average pay by quite a bit.
    • Military District of the Balkans: Following the collapse of Yugoslavia the entirety of the former kingdom is turned into an occupation zone by the Germans. Trials continue as members of the previous regime are tried for war crimes. While many see it as Justice more consider it a victor's justice and an effort to gain popularity amongst the Croats and Bosniaks. The Chetniks are declared an illegal organization and anyone thought to be hiding members will be held without trial. Raising of local bosniak troops to help occupy Serbian majority areas. Germans living in Former Yugoslavia (numbering about 500,000) are relocated to Carinthia for their own protection and granted large compensation for loss of property paid for by the money collected from Belgrade after it fell to German forces. Former Yugoslav soldiers (exclusively Serbian because of previous player's actions) are confined to internment camps for the time being. Recruitment of Bosniaks to serve as BND Operatives begin with the promise of large payments, many sign up and they are employed to help spy in the Middle East. Croatia is granted independence as the Free State of Croatia.
    • Free State of Croatia: The Croatian nation is declared after talks with Germany come to a conclusion. To secure relations between Croatia and Germany the Treaty of Zagreb is signed allowing Germany to move troops through Croatia, and the Croat state enters an economic union with Germany. The Croat state begins purchasing weapons from Gemrany to outfit their new army. Religious freedom is declared and cultural autonomy is granted to the Muslims as promised by German officials. To separate itself from the Serbian state Croatian schools begin teaching on the basis that they are Illyrians and not slavs like the Serbians. Despite the promise of religious tolerance anti-Orthodox policies are carried out forbidden the Serbians Orthodox public worship. 
  • Soviet Union: The Soviet Union continues to expand and grow, and this year brings some important changes to the Soviet military and policy, both abroad and at home. The issue of the 300 dead Soviet soldiers angers the military and the government greatly, and the government does what it can to address all issues of the problem. New regulations and procedures are required at ammunition and vehicle storehouses in order to prevent such drastic leakage of weapons and vehicles from disappearing. Furthermore, the central government has the NKVD search through all aspects of the military to determine who could be behind such criminal actions. A few suspected culprits are rounded up and either sent to gulags or shot, although the investigation is still ongoing. In order to deal with rebellious Poles and Finns, the Polish Occupation Zone is reformatted as a new republic within the Soviet Federal system, and the establishment of a loyal Communist government is put into place. Training of national and loyal police forces in both Finland and Poland is done to help the military deal with any incidents. It is expected with the greater regulations and higher government involvement the rebels will either cease their activity or otherwise become more easier to deal with. Domestically, the government carries on with its program of industrialization and continued modernization of the Soviet economy and military. More factories are built in varied places around the country to produce goods for both the military and the people. Technology-wise, the Soviet Union continues to march forward, eager to catch up with the rest of the world. The AK-48 assault rifle is finished this year, and after extraordinary performance in weapons trials is ordered into full production. Better tanks and now jet planes are also produced in order to keep the theory of deep operations up to date and in full effect, while experimental rocket prototypes are also constructed. More ships, namely battleships, destroyers, cruisers, submarines, and a few aircraft carriers are also built over a period of time to help the Soviet navy retain at least some degree of parity with the rest of the world. Weap
  • ons and vehicles of better quality continue to be produced, and new versions are introduced as the technology becomes available. Industrialization and general armament of the eastern part of the Soviet Union begins, with some believing to think that war or some aggressive action may take place in the near future between the Soviet Union and Japan or China. We agree to the Japanese offer. We also begin applying some degree of pressure on Iran, restoring some degree of border fortifications along the border. A few thousand troops are sent to Iraq to help protect the Soviet ally from any regional aggression. The Soviet Union sends aid to the Congolese and accepts the offer of the Romanians, sending diplomats to talk.
    • Mongolia: Mongolia continues to make some effort to modernize and industrialize, although the typically rural landscape and population has made this considerably difficult to do effectively. The military continues to train with the Soviets, and more and more Soviet surplus is provided to the Mongolian military to help them stay up to date with weapons and supplies. 
    • Finland: The military and local government joins the Soviets in trying to crack down on rebellious Finns, and efforts are also made to try to bring them back into the fold peacefully if at all possible. Rebuilding the country is still underway, and more services are being provided to the Finns with each passing month. It is hoped that through these efforts, the Soviets will be able to earn the loyalty or at the very least the obedience of the Finns and enable their sway over the country. Finnish forces with aid from the Soviets crack down hard on dissent and resistance, and the full power of the state is used to bring an end to the forces of the insurgency. 
    • Baltic Federal People's Republic: The military and police also perform a bit of a crackdown in order to prevent the sort of unrest or rebellion seen in Finland and Poland over the past few months. The government also helps the country to rebuild, another reason for the merger of the three Baltic countries. 
  • Thailand: Thailand continues to build up the military. Infrastructure is improved and repaired, and some new roadways are built.
  • Committee of National Salvation: The offensive against the rebels are renewed. Air strikes are targeted on rebel bases in Orissa. Meanwhile mass arrests of opponents of the regime begins, suppressing all opposition, civil liberties are suspended, and strict censorship was imposed. The regime begins to embark on a moral crusade such as the suppression of immoral literature, the the improvement of moral education of schoolchildren, elimination of prostitution and gambling, and education is reorganized on the tenets of Hindu thought, and militarism. With the rebels about to be smashed, General Akimbath now ambitions of bringing the entire subcontinent under his control. The official name is changed to Indian National Republic, reflecting centralized rule.
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Police attempting to suppress a demonstration in Delhi, c. 1964

  • Morocco: The Kingdom of Morocco continues to improve its economy and build up military. Morocco continues to westernize the nation and population continues to grow. More railways and roads are built by Moroccan Transport Network, with a few highways built between largest cities only. Industry continues to be improved, as a few industries are built on cities low on deserts in Morocco. More schools and houses are built and technology improves as well. Sunni Islam rises in popularity and gains more followers. Military bases were constructed at Algerian border to remain defense from upcoming Algerian invasions. At military bases, more then 500 soldiers and ten tanks are deployed. Morocco's previous king Mohammed V dies and Hassan II became King of Morocco on March 3, 1961.
  • Burma: Ne Win is still the President after the military coup in 1962. On March 23 the Burmese government issues a decree entitled 'The Law Protecting National Unity' whereby all political parties except the Burma Socialist Programme Party (BSPP) are abolished and their assets appropriated. Immediately after the decree, the Military starts a crackdown of all non-BSPPP politicians and other political parties, and thousands are arrested or killed. However, Burma's economy is slowly failing. We begin mobilizing armies  at the borders of Bengal and India.
    • Romanian Dip: We offer to sell Burma arms and oil in exchange for a trade agreement,Burmese buying of our exports, and Romanian investment in Burma.
    • Keep in mind you are a very Communist state with close ties to Thailand and the other Indochinese states as well as the Soviet Union. 
  • Romania: We have successfully reverse-engineered the Soviet jet planes we received. An aircraft factory in Chisinau begins to produce ten jet fighters per week. Research is concluded on our own jet engine program, yielding satisfying results. Romania tests the planes from the USSR and our own planes. Construction of bombers begins. A military academy, intended to train pilots for Romania's increasing Air Force, is built to cater to the needs of the Air Force. Tank and munitions factories are constructed in Bucharest, Craiova, Cluj-Napoca, and Cernauti. Our Army currently stands at 350,000 soldiers, with 550,000 in reserve, supported by 50 tanks, 25 jet fighters, and five bombers. The need for anti-air, anti-armor, and anti-infantry weapons is brought to light to the Romanian Military, and thus, research on them begins in Cernauti. The air force base in Campiaa Turzi is finished, with the Federal President,Gheorghiu-Dej, personally inaugurating the site. The military conducts a parade in Bucharest, to celebrate the rapid growth of the military and to instill a sense of security to the country. Georghiu-Dej shows interest in the economy, wishing it to become the largest in the Balkans and within the top ten of Europe. He issues a state of reforms regarding the economy and increases the worker's minimum wage to $150/ month and reduced taxes to 9% to encourage Romanians to buy their own state's industrial output to reduce the need for imports. Dej also develops the agricultural capabilities of Romania, issuing reforms and giving farmers a monthly income, modern farming equipment, government support, and free education for their children; provided that the children will continue their family's farms. The population increases to 30 million, fueled by the years of prosperity and peace that Romania has had. The workforce currently stands at 27 million. Healthcare is made completely free to the populace. Oil profits surge domestically. The GDP  grows by 8.7% and is expected to grow by 10% in the coming years. We begin exporting weapons and oil to other countries.
  • Switzerland: We start to improve our army and build more tanks. We declare war on Liechtenstein and we move our army to Vaduz. We make Geneve a puppet state. We ask France for an alliance

1965.0

  • German Reich: The Me Drachen and Me F-53 continue to replace the older jets which are sold to other countries aligned with Germany. The Me B-53takes its place as Germany's main strategic bomber for the Luftwaffe. The Panzer Leopard I enters large scale production to replace the Panzer V. To complete the mechanization of the infantry the final APC models are completed and production of the P-53 , and P126 begins. Choppers are also produced in large quantities to aid ground forces. The G3, MP5 and MG53 are produced in massive amounts to replace the aging equipment from the 1940s. New anti-tank weapons enter development as well to answer the growing need for greater firepower. Development of tactical artillery begins, with a prototype for a nuclear artillery piece being developed. Naval expansion continues to meet the demands for coastal protection and to protect German interests abroad. Production of IRBM's and nuclear warheads begins in earnest, and development of ICBMs begins. Germany makes a name for itself on the 4th of April when it sends the Hanz von Stein, a descendant of the Napoleonic era hero, becomes the first man to go into space. The moment is recorded on film. The computer continues to grow in importance for the military and the BND as its data storage capacities greatly exceeds expectations and other uses are discovered such as quicker communication. Development of more modern stealth fighters begin. Medical research continues as breakthroughs continue. The nuclear powerplant becomes active producing energy for a majority of the city, It is recognized as the first commercial nuclear power plant in the world, plans to build three more in Munich, Berlin and Vienna are made. Construction of a monorail connecting Essen to Berlin begins as the first bullet train in the world. The Universities of Berlin, Vienna and Munich increase funding for research in engineering, medicine, and physics to continue developing Germany's strong academic tradition and maintain Germany's place in the world as a leader in innovation. At the University of Berlin research into lasers begin. Cultural development continues as the democratization of the Reich comes to an end. The once powerful aristocracy slowly start to fade into the background of German politics as they become another interest group backing the conservative coalition. Many landowners and Industrialists begin modernizing their means of production to better exploit Germany's growing position within the global economy. More factories and service companies open up creating jobs for thousands in areas previously ignored. Groups like Mauser-Mannlicher, Heckler and Koch, Krupp, and Bundeswagen continue to expand their shares in their respective market abroad. Efforts to incorporate Elbes-Lothringen's infrastructure begin, the region remains under occupation. However, curfew is relaxed and the occupation forces are told to be courteous to the locals.  As Germany's economic interests in the Middle East a group of industrialists from Hamburg, Essen and B
  • erlin begin looking at the long forgotten Baghdad railway, a project abandoned by Germany in the aftermath of the Great War. Adapting this idea the group conceives a new more ambitious project known as the Euro-Arabia connection, a transportation system that would directly link Saudi Arabia and the growing oil industry there with the Central Europe's largest industrial sectors. Despite the desire for this the group lacks the authority or influence to pull this off at the moment and goes to the government in Berlin to try to get political support. The Reichstag and high command take a great interest in the proposition and plans are made to begin talks with the governments of the Netherlands, Switzerland and Saudi Arabia to try to work out the groundwork for project of such a scale, feelers are also sent out to the governments of Turkey, Syria, Palestine, and Hungary to find out their position on such an endeavour. After years of lobbying and close relations Prague finally falls in line with Germany signing the Prague Convention tying Czechoslovakia to the Reich and establishing a joint military structure. The BND continues expanding its intelligence web abroad with greater focus being placed in the volatile Middle East, in the Balkans and in China. With recent developments in Turkey BND activities there are temporarily put on hold while Germany begins employing third parties to collect information within Turkey to aviod diplomatic issues.  With the French bombing of South Africa, Berlin passes a law that allows for the construction of a series of underground bunkers meant to protect Germans in case of a nuclear attack. As the British and American economies enter recession Germany takes advantage to fill in the gap in the global economy. International flights to other major German allies and trading partners begin. Trade with Scandinavia increases extensively with the signing of free trade agreements.  Investments in Brazil, Saudi Arabia, China, and throughout Central Europe increase as the German economy starts to gain momentum and the need for branching out increases. With the growing strength of Fascism in the Middle East, the German government starts to slowly review its previous anti-Communist stance as it has been proven that the Soviet Union no longer has ambitions in Europe. In private, delegates go to Moscow to discuss a possible secret anti-Fascist alliance to counter the growing Hong Kong Pact.  Taking advantage of the unrest in Sudan German operatives offer to supply arms and advisors to the sudan to help combat the Egyptians (mod response, please). Germany offers a hand of friendship to Morocco and offers them an arms and free trade agreement (mod response, please). Berlin requests that Brazilian officials help them develop regulations for international lights between the Reich and Brazil.  Germany offers Italy a free trade agreement (mod response, please).
    • Czechoslovakia: The sizeable German minority living in Czechoslovakia cheer as they now have a much greater in the management of the country. Despite the fear of some politicians German representative give their word that Germany will not annex Czechoslovakia and they will retain their identity as a sovereign state, albeit one tied to Berlin. With the establishment of an economic union plans to expand the Iron Rhine and EuroRail to Prague, Brno and other major Czechoslovakian cities are made. The Czech army begins a period of modernization along German lines, as the G3 becomes the main rifle, and the Leopard and Drachen are choosing for the main war machines of the state. Integration of the Bohemian industrial sector with Germany's SIlesian area begins as widespread investment from German capitalists begins. The Reichmark is adopted as the national currency, raising the average pay by quite a bit.
    • Military District of the Balkans: Following the collapse of Yugoslavia the entirety of the former kingdom is turned into an occupation zone by the Germans. Trials continue as members of the previous regime are tried for war crimes. While many see it as Justice more consider it a victor's justice and an effort to gain popularity amongst the Croats and Bosniaks. The Chetniks are declared an illegal organization and anyone thought to be hiding members will be held without trial. Raising of local bosniak troops to help occupy Serbian majority areas. Germans living in Former Yugoslavia (numbering about 500,000) are relocated to Carinthia for their own protection and granted large compensation for loss of property paid for by the money collected from Belgrade after it fell to German forces. Former Yugoslav soldiers (exclusively Serbian because of previous player's actions) are confined to internment camps for the time being. Recruitment of Bosniaks to serve as BND Operatives begin with the promise of large payments, many sign up and they are employed to help spy in the Middle East. Croatia is granted independence as the Free State of Croatia.
    • Free State of Croatia: The Croatian nation is declared after talks with Germany come to a conclusion. To secure relations between Croatia and Germany the Treaty of Zagrab is signed allowing Germany to move troops through Croatia, and the Croat state enters an economic union with Germany. The Croat state begins purchasing weapons from Gemrany to outfit their new army. Religious freedom is declared and cultural autonomy is granted to the Muslims as promised by German officials. To separate itself from the Serbian state Croatian schools begin teaching on the basis that they are Illyrians and not slavs like the Serbians. Despite the promise of religious tolerance anti-Orthodox policies are carried out forbidden the Serbians Orthodox public worship. 
  • Soviet Union: The Soviet Union continues to expand and grow, and this year brings some important changes to the Soviet military and policy, both abroad and at home. The issue of the 300 dead Soviet soldiers angers the military and the government greatly, and the government does what it can to address all issues of the problem. New regulations and procedures are required at ammunition and vehicle storehouses in order to prevent such drastic leakage of weapons and vehicles from disappearing. Furthermore, the central government has the NKVD search through all aspects of the military to determine who could be behind such criminal actions. A few suspected culprits are rounded up and either sent to gulags or shot, although the investigation is still ongoing. In order to deal with rebellious Poles and Finns, the Polish Occupation Zone is reformatted as a new republic within the Soviet Federal system, and the establishment of a loyal Communist government is put into place. Training of national and loyal police forces in both Finland and Poland is done to help the military deal with any incidents. It is expected with the greater regulations and higher government involvement the rebels will either cease their activity or otherwise become more easier to deal with. Domestically, the government carries on with its program of industrialization and continued modernization of the Soviet economy and military. More factories are built in varied places around the country to produce goods for both the military and the people. Technology-wise, the Soviet Union continues to march forward, eager to catch up with the rest of the world. The AK-48 assault rifle is finished this year, and after extraordinary performance in weapons trials is ordered into full production. Better tanks and now jet planes are also produced in order to keep the theory of deep operations up to date and in full effect, while experimental rocket prototypes are also constructed. More ships, namely battleships, destroyers, cruisers, submarines, and a few aircraft carriers are also built over a period of time to help the Soviet navy retain at least some degree of parity with the rest of the world. Weapons and vehicles of better quality continue to be produced, and new versions are introduced as the technology becomes available. Industrialization and general armament of the eastern part of the Soviet Union begins, with some believing to think that war or some aggressive action may take place in the near future between the Soviet Union and Japan or China. We agree to the Japanese offer. We also begin applying some degree of pressure on Iran, restoring some degree of border fortifications along the border. A few thousand troops are sent to Iraq to help protect the Soviet ally from any regional aggression. The Soviet Union sends aid to the Congolese and accepts the offer of the Romanians, sending diplomats to talk.
    • Mongolia: Mongolia continues to make some effort to modernize and industrialize, although the typically rural landscape and population has made this considerably difficult to do effectively. The military continues to train with the Soviets, and more and more Soviet surplus is provided to the Mongolian military to help them stay up to date with weapons and supplies. 
    • Finland: The military and local government joins the Soviets in trying to crack down on rebellious Finns, and efforts are also made to try to bring them back into the fold peacefully if at all possible. Rebuilding the country is still underway, and more services are being provided to the Finns with each passing month. It is hoped that through these efforts, the Soviets will be able to earn the loyalty or at the very least the obedience of the Finns and enable their sway over the country. Finnish forces with aid from the Soviets crack down hard on dissent and resistance, and the full power of the state is used to bring an end to the forces of the insurgency. 
    • Baltic Federal People's Republic: The military and police also perform a bit of a crackdown in order to prevent the sort of unrest or rebellion seen in Finland and Poland over the past few months. The government also helps the country to rebuild, another reason for the merger of the three Baltic countries. 
  • Iran: Keep the army modern and do economic stuff like oil and industrial production, reassert our alliance with Egypt and Pakistan in case that they come under attack. We ask Pakistan if we can use a military base in Pakistan to discourage Indian aggression.
  • AMERICA!!!!!!!!!! Land of the technological progress and space exploration and home of the military and economic growth. John F. Kennedy is elected to the Presidency. A group of southern Democrats breaks off from the main party.
  • Thailand: Thailand continues to build up the military. Infrastructure is improved and repaired, and some new roadways are built.
  • Burma: Burma accepts the Romanian offer. However the economy slowly begins to decline. Several mining strikes happen which escalate to violence after the police becomes involved. Ne Win introduces some economic reforms in order to stop our economy from declining. More political parties are under crackdown following the decree in 1964. We try to establish some relations with Thailand. 
  • 'Morocco: The Kingdom of Morocco continues to improve its economy and build up military. Morocco continues to westernize the nation and population continues to grow. More railways and roads are built by Moroccan Transport Network, with a few highways built between largest cities only. Industry continues to be improved, as a few industries are built on cities low on deserts in Morocco. More schools and houses are built and technology improves as well. Sunni Islam rises in popularity and gains more followers. Military bases begins to be constructed in newly annexed areas of Northern Morocco and Spanish Sahara to remain defense from upcoming European invasions. At military bases, more then 500 soldiers and ten tanks are deployed. In politics news, Ahmed Bahnini left office as head of government and immediately enters the 'last position vacant direct rule by Hassan II in Moroccan history. it ends in 1967 with random head of government takes power.    
    • ​Romanian Dip: We offer to sell Morocco arm - 13 tanks, five jet fighters and to invest in their country in exchange for a trade deal.
  • Indian National Republic (Committee of Nat'l Salvation): Following suit of Burma, the Committee issues a decree whereby all political parties are abolished and their assets appropriated. Immediately after the decree, the military starts a crackdown of all oppostion politicians and political parties, and thousands are arrested or killed. General Akumbath then declares the Committee as the new Indian government. With the brutal suppresion of demonstraions and mass arrests, even without the declaration of martial law, Akumbath now rules as an autocrat.
  • Romania: We continue to build up the military, bringing it to 400,00 active and 600,000 reserve soldiers. Navy base and our first destroyer begin construction in Deveselu. Factories continue producing arms, tanks and planes. We move 200,000 soldiers, 50 planes, and 250 tanks to the Bulgarian border and begin exerting our influence over them {Turn One of Six}  Talks of a Black Sea economic zone continue with the USSR. We sell Burma oil and arms. Economic prosperity continues as GDP rises by 9% to stand at $63 billion. Interest in nuclear weaponry and nuclear power grows in the government. A research site is constructed in an undisclosed location and we begin mining uranium.  (Am I allowed to do those things in bold?)
    • Egyptian Dip: We agree to that trade deal mentioned earlier...(Sorry, I couldn't post becauseIi was ill)
  • Switzerland: Elections in Switzerland, The Communist Party wins with 65% of the votes, next the National Party with 34%. The rise of the fascism is worry very habitants, so we are start a secret plan to ban the National Party. With our army more advanced we declare war on Liechtenstein. Switzerland ask to France if that could give sea acess.

1965.5

Early turn because I won't be here later. 

  • German Reich: The Me Drachen and Me F-53 continue to replace the older jets which are sold to other countries aligned with Germany. The Me B-53takes its place as Germany's main strategic bomber for the Luftwaffe. The Panzer Leopard I enters large scale production to replace the Panzer V. To complete the mechanization of the infantry the final APC models are completed and production of the P-53 , and P126 begins. Choppers are also produced in large quantities to aid ground forces. The G3, MP5 and MG53 are produced in massive amounts to replace the aging equipment from the 1940s. New anti-tank weapons enter development as well to answer the growing need for greater firepower. Development of tactical artillery begins, with a prototype for a nuclear artillery piece being developed. Naval expansion continues to meet the demands for coastal protection and to protect German interests abroad. Production of IRBM's and nuclear warheads begins in earnest, and development of ICBMs begins. Germany makes a name for itself on the 4th of April when it sends the Hanz von Stein, a descendant of the Napoleonic era hero, becomes the first man to go into space. The moment is recorded on film. The computer continues to grow in importance for the military and the BND as its data storage capacities greatly exceeds expectations and other uses are discovered such as quicker communication. Development of more modern stealth fighters begin. Medical research continues as breakthroughs continue. The nuclear powerplant becomes active producing energy for a majority of the city, It is recognized as the first commercial nuclear power plant in the world, plans to build three more in Munich, Berlin and Vienna are made. Construction of a monorail connecting Essen to Berlin begins as the first bullet train in the world. The Universities of Berlin, Vienna and Munich increase funding for research in engineering, medicine, and physics to continue developing Germany's strong academic tradition and maintain Germany's place in the world as a leader in innovation. At the University of Berlin research into lasers begin. Cultural development continues as the democratization of the Reich comes to an end. The once powerful aristocracy slowly start to fade into the background of German politics as they become another interest group backing the conservative coalition. Many landowners and Industrialists begin moder
  • nizing their means of production to better exploit Germany's growing position within the global economy. More factories and service companies open up creating jobs for thousands in areas previously ignored. Groups like Mauser-Mannlicher, Heckler and Koch, Krupp, and Bundeswagen continue to expand their shares in their respective market abroad. Efforts to incorporate Elbes-Lothringen's infrastructure begin, the region remains under occupation. However, curfew is relaxed and the occupation forces are told to be courteous to the locals.  As Germany's economic interests in the Middle East a group of industrialists from Hamburg, Essen and B
  • erlin begin looking at the long forgotten Baghdad railway, a project abandoned by Germany in the aftermath of the Great War. Adapting this idea the group conceives a new more ambitious project known as the Euro-Arabia connection, a transportation system that would directly link Saudi Arabia and the growing oil industry there with the Central Europe's largest industrial sectors. Despite the desire for this the group lacks the authority or influence to pull this off at the moment and goes to the government in Berlin to try to get political support. The Reichstag and high command take a great interest in the proposition and plans are made to begin talks with the governments of the Netherlands, Switzerland and Saudi Arabia to try to work out the groundwork for project of such a scale, feelers are also sent out to the governments of Turkey, Syria, Palestine, and Hungary to find out their position on such an endeavour. After years of lobbying and close relations Prague finally falls in line with Germany signing the Prague Convention tying Czechoslovakia to the Reich and establishing a joint military structure. The BND continues expanding its intelligence web abroad with greater focus being placed in the volatile Middle East, in the Balkans and in China. With recent developments in Turkey BND activities there are temporarily put on hold while Germany begins employing third parties to collect information within Turkey to aviod diplomatic issues.  With the French bombing of South Africa, Berlin passes a law that allows for the construction of a series of underground bunkers meant to protect Germans in case of a nuclear attack. As the British and American economies enter recession Germany takes advantage to fill in the gap in the global economy. International flights to other major German allies and trading partners begin. Trade with Scandinavia increases extensively with the signing of free trade agreements.  Investments in Brazil, Saudi Arabia, China, and throughout Central Europe increase as the German economy starts to gain momentum and the need for branching out increases. With the growing strength of Fascism in the Middle East, the German government starts to slowly review its previous anti-Communist stance as it has been proven that the Soviet Union no longer has ambitions in Europe. In private, delegates go to Moscow to discuss a possible secret anti-Fascist alliance to counter the growing Hong Kong Pact.  Taking advantage of the unrest in Sudan German operatives offer to supply arms and advisors to the sudan to help combat the Egyptian
  • s (mod response, please). Germany offers a hand of friendship to Morocco and offers them an arms and free trade agreement (mod response, please). Berlin requests that Brazilian officials help them develop regulations for international lights between the Reich and Brazil.  Germany offers Italy a free trade agreement (mod response, please).
    • Czechoslovakia: The sizeable German minority living in Czechoslovakia cheer as they now have a much greater in the management of the country. Despite the fear of some politicians German representative give their word that Germany will not annex Czechoslovakia and they will retain their identity as a sovereign state, albeit one tied to Berlin. With the establishment of an economic union plans to expand the Iron Rhine and EuroRail to Prague, Brno and other major Czechoslovakian cities are made. The Czech army begins a period of modernization along German lines, as the G3 becomes the main rifle, and the Leopard and Drachen are choosing for the main war machines of the state. Integration of the Bohemian industrial sector with Germany's SIlesian area begins as widespread investment from German capitalists begins. The Reichmark is adopted as the national currency, raising the average pay by quite a bit.
    • Military District of the Balkans: Following the collapse of Yugoslavia the entirety of the former kingdom is turned into an occupation zone by the Germans. Trials continue as members of the previous regime are tried for war crimes. While many see it as Justice more consider it a victor's justice and an effort to gain popularity amongst the Croats and Bosniaks. The Chetniks are declared an illegal organization an
    • d anyone thought to be hiding members will be held without trial. Raising of local bosniak troops to help occupy Serbian majority areas. Germans living in Former Yugoslavia (numbering about 500,000) are relocated to Carinthia for their own protection and granted large compensation for loss of property paid for by the money collected from Belgrade after it fell to German forces. Former Yugoslav soldiers (exclusively Serbian because of previous player's actions) are confined to internment camps for the time being. Recruitment of Bosniaks to serve as BND Operatives begin with the promise of large payments, many sign up and they are employed to help spy in the Middle East. Croatia is granted independence as the Free State of Croatia.
    • Free State of Croatia: The Croatian nation is declared after talks with Germany come to a conclusion. To secure relations between Croatia and Germany the Treaty of Zagrab is signed allowing Germany to move troops through Croatia, and the Croat state enters an economic union with Germany. The Croat state begins purchasing weapons from Gemrany to outfit their new army. Religious freedom is declared and cultural autonomy is granted to the Muslims as promised by German officials. To separate itself from the Serbian state Croatian schools begin teaching on the basis that they are Illyrians and not slavs like the Serbians. Despite the promise of religious tolerance anti-Orthodox policies are carried out forbidden the Serbians Orthodox public worship. 
  • Soviet Union: The Soviet Union continues to expand and grow, and this year brings some important changes to the Soviet military and policy, both abroad and at home. The issue of the 300 dead Soviet soldiers angers the military and the government greatly, and the government does what it can to address all issues of the problem. New regulations and procedures are required at ammunition and vehicle storehouses in order to prevent such drastic leakage of weapons and vehicles from disappearing. Furthermore, the central government has the NKVD search through all aspects of the military to determine who could be behind such criminal actions. A few suspected culprits are rounded up and either sent to gulags or shot, although the investigation is still ongoing. In order to deal with rebellious Poles and Finns, the Polish Occupation Zone is reformatted as a new republic within the Soviet Federal system, and the establishment of a loyal Communist government is put into place. Training of national and loyal police forces in both Finland and Poland is done to help the military deal with any incidents. It is expected with the greater regulations and higher government involvement the rebels will either cease their activity or otherwise become more easier to deal with. Domestically, the government carries on with its program of industrialization and continued modernization of the Soviet economy and military. More factories are built in varied places around the country to produce goods for both the military and the people. Technology-wise, the Soviet Union continues to march forward, eager to catch up with the rest of the world. The AK-48 assault rifle is finished this year, and after extraordinary performance in weapons trials is ordered into full production. Better tanks and now jet planes are also produced in order to keep the theory of deep operations up to date and in full effect, while experimental rocket prototypes are also constructed. More ships, namely battleships, destroyers, cruisers, submarines, and a few aircraft carriers are also built over a period of time to help the Soviet navy retain at least some degree of parity with the rest of the world. Weapons and vehicles of better quality continue to be produced, and new versions are introduced as the technology becomes available. Industrialization and general armament of the eastern part of the Soviet Union begins, with some believing to think that war or some aggressive action may take place in the near future between the Soviet Union and Japan or China. We agree to the Japanese offer. We also begin applying some degree of pressure on Iran, restoring some degree of border fortifications along the border. A few thousand troops are sent to Iraq to help protect the Soviet ally from any regional aggression. The Soviet Union sends aid to the Congolese and accepts the offer of the Romanians, sending diplomats to talk.
    • Mongolia: Mongolia continues to make some effort to modernize and industrialize, although the typically rural landscape and population has made this considerably difficult to do effectively. The military continues to train with the Soviets, and more and more Soviet surplus is provided to the Mongolian military to help them stay up to date with weapons and supplies. 
    • Finland: The military and local government joins the Soviets in trying to crack down on rebellious Finns, and efforts are also made to try to bring them back into the fold peacefully if at all possible. Rebuilding the country is still underway, and more services are being provided to the Finns with each passing month. It is hoped that through these efforts, the Soviets will be able to earn the loyalty or at the very least the obedience of the Finns and enable their sway over the country. Finnish forces with aid from the Soviets crack down hard on dissent and resistance, and the full power of the state is used to bring an end to the forces of the insurgency. 
    • Baltic Federal People's Republic: The military and police also perform a bit of a crackdown in order to prevent the sort of unrest or rebellion seen in Finland and Poland over the past few months. The government also helps the country to rebuild, another reason for the merger of the three Baltic countries. 
  • Liechtenstein: We reaffirm our historic alliance to Switzerland and ask for one Arbalète N-20 as we call up a ten-man air force and ask Germany for one Panzer Vas we call up a 20-man army for ceremonial purposes and all bombs/shells are blanks (it is capped at 30 active personnel, 25 support staff and five officers). We are scared by the rising political heat and fury within European politics and reaffirm are democratic values. We express our concern over weather Switzerland will become dictatorial and request that they respect our borders and urge them continue the democratic electoral process under their new regime. All funicular railways, cable cars and ski lifts are somewhat updated. 20 more cops are recruited and given a pistol each.
  • Liechtenstein Diplomatic: Liechtenstein offers Italy, Switzerland, San Marino and Monaco a free trade agreement. The agreement is concerning financial dealings/banking and the export of furniture and clocks for the import of coal, cheese, wine and any other available canned food stuffs such as canned mashed tomatos and peaches (mod's response wanted).
  • Thailand: Thailand continues to build up the military. Infrastructure is improved and repaired, and some new roadways are built.
  • Indian National Republic: General Akumbath storms Bombay, still held by loyalist rebels, with 12,000 soldiers. In an attempt to salvage moral stabilty, and with the increasing number of young delinquents, reformatory schools are established throughout the country. The new government attempts a deal to buy some AK-47 rifles to strenghten militray forces. Military buildup continues for the possible territorial expansion.
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    AvA(Res) India unrest 1965

    Situation in India as of February 1965. Lighter areas indicate areas held by the Committee; darker areas are held by loyalists. Striped areas represent possible expansion.

    '
    Burma:
    Thanks to Romanian oil and investment the Burmese economy slowly rises, but not much. A new decree is issued by Ne Win, banning any protests, demonstrations or riots, or any criticism of the State. Thus intensifying the Internal conflict in Burma. More crackdown happens, with over 900 people from the Communist Party being arrested and executed, one of the people being arrested is the Communist Party's leader, Thakin Than Tun that was hiding in a village near Burma's highest mountain Hkakabo Razi, but more Communists begin to see him as a martyr, therefore a group forms called the Marxist People's Army (MPA), they join the Internal conflict on the Rebel's side. Deputy Chief of Staff of the Army General San Yu is assassinated in Mandalay, a new Deputy Chief suceeds him. The Karen National Union (KNU) and their paramilitary wing Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) make several attacks on the Government. The KNU makes closer ties with the Kachin Independence Organisation (KIO). 
  • You realize the Communists should still be in control of the government, right? Unless there is something I've been missing recently. 
  • Pakistan:Continued military build up.New election in which the last president wins. Economy grows. A poll shows 70% of the population currently wants peace.
  • Romania: We continue to invest in Burma and wish to help improve their economy. Military production ramps up as we continue to export arms to Burma and await the reply of India. The army stands at 400,000 active and 700,000 reserve and we hope to have 1.7 million combined active and reserve troops by the end of the decade. Oil profits are split with the Germans and used to invest in the military, with greater focus given to the air force. As our factories coontinue to churn out tanks and planes, our tank force is currently at 75, jet fighters at 100, at bombers at 20. Research on the improvement of these starts. We test our first AA guns and Anti-tank guns, and see good results. Our first artillery pieces are moved to the Bulgarian Border. Naval base at Devesalu and construction of destroyer continues as planned. An army base begins construction in Craiova. We station more troops on the Bulgarian border . We also create the Federal Department of National Security (FDNS), an intelligence and espionage arm of the military. Their first task was to send in agents to Bulgaria to spread anti-Bulgarian propaganda and to support a Balkan State. This causes our influence to increase in the fledgling nation [Turn Two of Six]. Research continues onto nuclear weapons and nuclear energy as a reseacrh site is built in an undisclosed location to allow the testing of nuclear weapons. We begin to mine for uranium and begin reaseacrh for rocket technology, seeing a prototype to be made in three years (six turns). A nuclear weapon is expected to be tested by 1995. In other news, population goes up by 4% and GDP rises by 9.5%. (Feel free to cross out any implausibilities, but I really think 1995 is a good enough year for my first nuke, assuming Germany or South Africa don't give me nukes that I can study and reverse-engineer)

1966.0

  • German Reich: The Me Drachen and Me F-53 continue to replace the older jets which are sold to other countries aligned with Germany. The Me B-53takes its place as Germany's main strategic bomber for the Luftwaffe. The Panzer Leopard I enters large scale production to replace the Panzer V. To complete the mechanization of the infantry the final APC models are completed and production of the  P-53 , and P126 begins. Choppers are also produced in large quantities to aid ground forces. The G3, MP5 and MG53 are produced in massive amounts to replace the aging equipment from the 1940s. New anti-tank weapons enter development as well to answer the growing need for greater firepower. Development of tactical artillery begins, with a prototype for a nuclear artillery piece being developed. Naval expansion continues to meet the demands for coastal protection and to protect German interests abroad. Production of IRBM's and nuclear warheads begins in earnest, and development of ICBMs begins. Germany makes a name for itself on the 4th of April when it sends the Hanz von Stein, a descendant of the Napoleonic era hero, becomes the first man to go into space. The moment is recorded on film. The computer continues to grow in importance for the military and the BND as its data storage capacities greatly exceeds expectations and other uses are discovered such as quicker communication. Development of more modern stealth fighters begin. Medical research continues as breakthroughs continue. The nuclear powerplant becomes active producing energy for a majority of the city, It is recognized as the first commercial nuclear power plant in the world, plans to build three more in Munich, Berlin and Vienna are made. Construction of a monorail connecting Essen to Berlin begins as the first bullet train in the world. The Universities of Berlin, Vienna and Munich increase funding for research in engineering, medicine, and physics to continue developing Germany's strong academic tradition and maintain Germany's place in the world as a leader in innovation. At the University of Berlin research into lasers begin. Cultural development continues as the democratization of the Reich comes to an end. The once powerful aristocracy slowly start to fade into the background of German politics as they become another interest group backing the conservative coalition. Many landowners and Industrialists begin modernizing their means of production to better exploit Germany's growing position within the global economy. More factories and service companies open up creating jobs for thousands in areas previously ignored. Groups like Mauser-Mannlicher, Heckler and Koch, Krupp, and Bundeswagen continue to expand their shares in their respective market abroad. Efforts to incorporate Elbes-Lothringen's infrastructure begin, the region remains under occupation. However, curfew is relaxed and the occupation forces are told to be courteous to the locals.  As Germany's economic interests in the Middle East a group of industrialists from Hamburg, Essen and Berlin begin looking at the long forgotten Baghdad railway, a project abandoned by Germany in the aftermath of the Great War. Adapting this idea the group conceives a new more ambitious project known as the Euro-Arabia connection, a transportation system that would directly link Saudi Arabia and the growing oil industry there with the Central Europe's largest industrial sectors. Despite the desire for this the group lacks the authority or influence to pull this off at the moment and goes to the government in Berlin to try to get political support. The Reichstag and high command take a great interest in the proposition and plans are made to begin talks with the governments of the Netherlands, Switzerland and Saudi Arabia to try to work out the groundwork for project of such a scale, feelers are also sent out to the governments of Turkey, Syria, Palestine, and Hungary to find out their position on such an endeavour. After years of lobbying and close relations Prague finally falls in line with Germany signing the Prague Convention tying Czechoslovakia to the Reich and establishing a joint military structure. The BND continues expanding its intelligence web abroad with greater focus being placed in the volatile Middle East, in the Balkans and in China. With recent developments in Turkey BND activities there are temporarily put on hold while Germany begins employing third parties to collect information within Turkey to aviod diplomatic issues.  With the French bombing of South Africa, Berlin passes a law that allows for the construction of a series of underground bunkers meant to protect Germans in case of a nuclear attack. As the British and American economies enter recession Germany takes advantage to fill in the gap in the global economy. International flights to other major German allies and trading partners begin. Trade with Scandinavia increases extensively with the signing of free trade agreements.  Investments in Brazil, Saudi Arabia, China, and throughout Central Europe increase as the German economy starts to gain momentum and the need for branching out increases. With the growing strength of Fascism in the Middle East, the German government starts to slowly review its previous anti-Communist stance as it has been proven that the Soviet Union no longer has ambitions in Europe. In private, delegates go to Moscow to discuss a possible secret anti-Fascist alliance to counter the growing Hong Kong Pact.  Taking advantage of the unrest in Sudan German operatives offer to supply arms and advisors to the sudan to help combat the Egyptians(mod response, please). Germany offers a hand of friendship to Morocco and offers them an arms and free trade agreement (mod response, please). Berlin requests that Brazilian officials help them develop regulations for international lights between the Reich and Brazil.  Germany offers Italy a free trade agreement (mod response, please).
    • Czechoslovakia: The sizeable German minority living in Czechoslovakia cheer as they now have a much greater in the management of the country. Despite the fear of some politicians German representative give their word that Germany will not annex Czechoslovakia and they will retain their identity as a sovereign state, albeit one tied to Berlin. With the establishment of an economic union plans to expand the Iron Rhine and EuroRail to Prague, Brno and other major Czechoslovakian cities are made. The Czech army begins a period of modernization along German lines, as the G3 becomes the main rifle, and the Leopard and Drachen are choosing for the main war machines of the state. Integration of the Bohemian industrial sector with Germany's SIlesian area begins as widespread investment from German capitalists begins. The Reichmark is adopted as the national currency, raising the average pay by quite a bit.
    • Military District of the Balkans: Following the collapse of Yugoslavia the entirety of the former kingdom is turned into an occupation zone by the Germans. Trials continue as members of the previous regime are tried for war crimes. While many see it as Justice more consider it a victor's justice and an effort to gain popularity amongst the Croats and Bosniaks. The Chetniks are declared an illegal organization and anyone thought to be hiding members will be held without trial. Raising of local bosniak troops to help occupy Serbian majority areas. Germans living in Former Yugoslavia (numbering about 500,000) are relocated to Carinthia for their own protection and granted large compensation for loss of property paid for by the money collected from Belgrade after it fell to German forces. Former Yugoslav soldiers (exclusively Serbian because of previous player's actions) are confined to internment camps for the time being. Recruitment of Bosniaks to serve as BND Operatives begin with the promise of large payments, many sign up and they are employed to help spy in the Middle East. Croatia is granted independence as the Free State of Croatia.
    • Free State of Croatia: The Croatian nation is declared after talks with Germany come to a conclusion. To secure relations between Croatia and Germany the Treaty of Zagrab is signed allowing Germany to move troops through Croatia, and the Croat state enters an economic union with Germany. The Croat state begins purchasing weapons from Gemrany to outfit their new army. Religious freedom is declared and cultural autonomy is granted to the Muslims as promised by German officials. To separate itself from the Serbian state Croatian schools begin teaching on the basis that they are Illyrians and not slavs like the Serbians. Despite the promise of religious tolerance anti-Orthodox policies are carried out forbidden the Serbians Orthodox public worship. 
  • Soviet Union: The Soviet Union continues to expand and grow, and this year brings some important changes to the Soviet military and policy, both abroad and at home. The issue of the 300 dead Soviet soldiers angers the military and the government greatly, and the government does what it can to address all issues of the problem. New regulations and procedures are required at ammunition and vehicle storehouses in order to prevent such drastic leakage of weapons and vehicles from disappearing. Furthermore, the central government has the NKVD search through all aspects of the military to determine who could be behind such criminal actions. A few suspected culprits are rounded up and either sent to gulags or shot, although the investigation is still ongoing. In order to deal with rebellious Poles and Finns, the Polish Occupation Zone is reformatted as a new republic within the Soviet Federal system, and the establishment of a loyal Communist government is put into place. Training of national and loyal police forces in both Finland and Poland is done to help the military deal with any incidents. It is expected with the greater regulations and higher government involvement the rebels will either cease their activity or otherwise become more easier to deal with. Domestically, the government carries on with its program of industrialization and continued modernization of the Soviet economy and military. More factories are built in varied places around the country to produce goods for both the military and the people. Technology-wise, the Soviet Union continues to march forward, eager to catch up with the rest of the world. The AK-48 assault rifle is finished this year, and after extraordinary performance in weapons trials is ordered into full production. Better tanks and now jet planes are also produced in order to keep the theory of deep operations up to date and in full effect, while experimental rocket prototypes are also constructed. More ships, namely battleships, destroyers, cruisers, submarines, and a few aircraft carriers are also built over a period of time to help the Soviet navy retain at least some degree of parity with the rest of the world. Weapons and vehicles of better quality continue to be produced, and new versions are introduced as the technology becomes available. Industrialization and general armament of the eastern part of the Soviet Union begins, with some believing to think that war or some aggressive action may take place in the near future between the Soviet Union and Japan or China. We agree to the Japanese offer. We also begin applying some degree of pressure on Iran, restoring some degree of border fortifications along the border. A few thousand troops are sent to Iraq to help protect the Soviet ally from any regional aggression. The Soviet Union sends aid to the Congolese and accepts the offer of the Romanians, sending diplomats to talk.
    • Mongolia: Mongolia continues to make some effort to modernize and industrialize, although the typically rural landscape and population has made this considerably difficult to do effectively. The military continues to train with the Soviets, and more and more Soviet surplus is provided to the Mongolian military to help them stay up to date with weapons and supplies. 
    • Finland: The military and local government joins the Soviets in trying to crack down on rebellious Finns, and efforts are also made to try to bring them back into the fold peacefully if at all possible. Rebuilding the country is still underway, and more services are being provided to the Finns with each passing month. It is hoped that through these efforts, the Soviets will be able to earn the loyalty or at the very least the obedience of the Finns and enable their sway over the country. Finnish forces with aid from the Soviets crack down hard on dissent and resistance, and the full power of the state is used to bring an end to the forces of the insurgency. 
    • Baltic Federal People's Republic: The military and police also perform a bit of a crackdown in order to prevent the sort of unrest or rebellion seen in Finland and Poland over the past few months. The government also helps the country to rebuild, another reason for the merger of the three Baltic countries. 
    • Cuban Dip: We request that the Soviet help to modernise our industry and military, in return we offer favourable trade deals and an embassy.
  • Liechtenstein: We reaffirm our historic alliance to Switzerland and ask for one Arbalète N-20 as we call up a ten-man air force and ask Germany for one Panzer Vas we call up a 20-man army for ceremonial purposes and all bombs/shells are blanks (it is capped at 30 active personnel, 25 support staff and five officers). We are scared by the rising political heat and fury within European politics and reaffirm are democratic values. We express our concern over weather Switzerland will become dictatorial and request that they respect our borders and urge them continue the democratic electoral process under their new regime. All funicular railways, cable cars and ski lifts are somewhat updated. 20 more cops are recruited and given a pistol each.
    • Liechtenstein Diplomatic: Liechtenstein offers Italy, Switzerland, San Marino and Monaco a free trade agreement. The agreement is concerning financial dealings/banking and the export of furniture and clocks for the import of coal, cheese, wine and any other available canned food stuffs such as canned mashed tomatos and peaches (mod's response wanted).
  • Thailand: Thailand continues to build up the military. Infrastructure is improved and repaired, and some new roadways are built.
  • Canada: We improve our mining industry and hydro-electricity is slightly improved in Quebec and BC. A massive five-year railway upgrading and expansion plan is launched in BC, Ontario and Quebec. Three HMCS Nipigon (DDH 266) class frigates are laid down (they will take a year to build) in Halifax NS. 50 new Avro Canada CF-100 Canuck jet interceptors/fighters are built over the next year in the newly built Whinnipeg factory. Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) tactics and training are updated to the modern criteria (for 1966).
  • Canada Dip: An alliance  (we already are in PATO) and trade deal is offered to the USA. We offer a trade deal, a non aggression pact and a Avro Canada CF-100 Canuck jet interceptors/fighters to Thailand. A non aggression pact and trade deal are offer to Denmark (they run Greenland).
  • The ex-British colonies of Ghana and Sri Lanka are invited to join the canadian lead Commonwealth of Nations (Axis vs Allies: Resurrection Map Game) if they want to (a mod' should decide thire reaction for me).
    • Mod Response: No and no.
    • kk. ~ John F. Kennedy, 1966
  • AMERICA!!!!!!!!!! Oh say can you see that civil rights progress? Land of the technological progress and space exploration and home of the military and economic growth.
  • Indian National Republic: Ruling in a despotic manner, Akumbath issues a new decree banning any protests, demonstrations or riots, or any criticism of the State. More crackdown happens, as thousands get arrested. This angers religious fanatics, thinking that he had gone too far. On March 12, 1966, a group of armed men stormed his office in the Red Fort, and shot him dead. Lal Bahadur Shastri, a staunch Nehruvian socialist, succeds him as president and chairman of the Committee. By now the Commitee already petered out into two opposing factions: the Krpāṇa Dāmta (Sabertooth) faction, consisting of right-wing fanatics, especially those who killed Akumbath. The other faction, Pragati (Progress), consisting of moderates and socialists, led by Shastri. Shasrti uses his authority to accepts Romania's offer of arms, a pre-emptive diplomatic move to prevent fanatics from claiming the Romanian offer. He also relaxes most of Akumbath's repressive policies, but still envisions expanisonism, and penal repressions are aimed now at the hostile faction and delinquents.
    • Romanian Dip: We would like our companies to have the ability to mine and harvest natural resources in India. The Indian government will receive 85% of the profits but 50% of the material output is to be kept by our companies. Seeing the volatile situation in India, if you (or the dominant Indian government) accept this deal, we would like to station 10,000 soldiers on our mining and harvesting sites to protect our companies. We are open to negotiations and changed to this deal
      Dolfuss death

      Photo of Akumbath, shot by fanatics in his office, c. 1966

  • Romania: We continue exports to India, Burma, and Egypt. This causes GDP to rise by 9%. Research on nuclear weapons, nuclear energy, and rocketry continues. More arms, tanks ,planes, and artillery pieces are constructed. The army stands at 450.000 active and 750,000 reserves. We conduct air patrols over Bulgarian skies and station more tanks and soldiers on the border. The president releases a statement regarding our wish to unite with Bulgaria as we continue influencing them [Turn Three of Six, since no one's stopping me]
    • ​Indian National Republic Diplomacy: We do accept the trade and arms offer; Fortunately, you knocked on the right door. The dominant Indian government is led moderate center-left socialists, who want to encourage economic development. 
  • Morocco: The Kingdom of Morocco continues to improve its economy and build up military. Morocco continues to westernize the nation and population continues to grow. More railways and roads are built by Moroccan Transport Network, with a few highways built between largest cities only. Industry continues to be improved, as a few industries are built on cities low on deserts in Morocco. More schools and houses are built and technology improves as well. Sunni Islam rises in popularity and gains more followers. Military bases begins to be constructed in newly annexed areas of Northern Morocco and Spanish Sahara to remain defense from upcoming European invasions. At military bases, more then 500 soldiers and ten tanks are deployed. Morocco accepted the trade deal form Romania one year ago. Rajasim Phunkar Company lunches its own radio broadcasting station based in Casablanca and successfully broadcast around Morocco.
    • Canadian Dip: We offer a trade deal, NAP and some fishing boats to Morocco and Ireland
  • Republic of Cuba: The Republic of Cuba is established after a socialist revolution over throws the corrupt government. Soon after the militia is reformed into the Cuban Revolutionary Armed Forces, with its current numbers standing at 15,000 strong. The government also begins planning large agricultural and industrial reforms to bring the nation into line with modern standards. The Republic also begins funding Socialist/Communist factions in the Dominican Republic (Turn One of Four). And also asks for any Socialist/Communist nations around the world for industrial and military investment.(Military/Economic).
  • Pakistan: The Iranians' offer accepted, and accomadations are made for the troops. New protests in Kashmir (can I make Kashmir a vassal?). Spending at the market is heavily promoted. Fortifications built at the frontier with India. mil/eco turn
  • Federation of Arabia: Military and economy improve. With the discovery of oil, the Saudi economy continues to grow. We continue to ask for nations to engage in development deals for oil, and oil-based infrastructure continues to grow. Industry continues to grow at a slow rate. Research into modern weaponry begins. Military stands at 115,000 men, not including 10,000 German "Volunteers" under employment of the Saudi Government. Naval expansion continues. The Saudi military continues to purchase arms from Germany, arming the expanding military with G3s and German made tanks. The Air force and navy are expanded as well, with new naval vessels being slated for creation in 1958. The Air force is re-formed, scrapping older planes and replacing them with newer jets and bombers. King Saud takes the throne, and continues to increase the military's power. The Saudis begin to push their oil prices down to undercut Egyptian and Brazilian oil. Saudi Troops being moving in the Northern area of the country. The Arabian Shield Force is formed among the nations of Arabia. We also assure Turkey that its Iraqi allies will be unharmed. THE UAE, Yemen, Kuwiat, Qatar, Bahrain, and Saudi Arabia all join the newly formed Federation of Arabia. We ask Oman to join as well.
  1. I don't think the year has turned for about 24 hours.22:51, April 25, 2015 (UTC)

1966.5

  • German Reich: The Me Drachen and Me F-53 continue to replace the older jets which are sold to other countries aligned with Germany. The Me B-53takes its place as Germany's main strategic bomber for the Luftwaffe. The Panzer Leopard I enters large scale production to replace the Panzer V. To complete the mechanization of the infantry the final APC models are completed and production of the  P-53 , and P126 begins. Choppers are also produced in large quantities to aid ground forces. The G3, MP5 and MG53 are produced in massive amounts to replace the aging equipment from the 1940s. New anti-tank weapons enter development as well to answer the growing need for greater firepower. Development of tactical artillery begins, with a prototype for a nuclear artillery piece being developed. Naval expansion continues to meet the demands for coastal protection and to protect German interests abroad. Production of IRBM's and nuclear warheads begins in earnest, and development of ICBMs begins. Germany makes a name for itself on the 4th of April when it sends the Hanz von Stein, a descendant of the Napoleonic era hero, becomes the first man to go into space. The moment is recorded on film. The computer continues to grow in importance for the milit