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The year is 1920. It’s been one year since the Treaty of Versailles was signed, ending the Great War. Despite the war being called "The war to end all wars", it seems like the ending of this war has only brought on more conflict. New countries, both with and without international recognition, have been carved out of the former German, Austrian and Ottoman Empires. The Russian Empire has collapsed, and now two groups fight to replace it; the Whites and the Bolsheviks. Germany and Italy are in total economic shambles, while France and Britain fight to keep their status as the world’s leading powers. The United States sees vast economic growth, while the Japanese Empire sees its economy take a sharp downturn, and now begins looking west for resources as China breaks down into total chaos with warlords taking de facto control of a majority of China, leaving the government to control a small territory down south.

As the world keeps spinning, many wonder what will become of this supposed 'Great Peace'.

Rules

This is a list of the rules and laws of “The Great Peace”. If you refuse to follow these set rules and laws then you will be listed as a counter revolutionary and thrown into prison! Watch your step...

  • Absolutely no metagaming! Metagaming is when you incorporate IRL hatred or love for something into the game, and is totally biased and unrealistic. Please refrain from metagaming at all costs!
  • Please be plausible and realistic throughout the entire game, we are trying to make a working map game here, and we would appreciate if you would follow the rules, be realistic and accept the mod events.
  • No inappropriate sexual behaviour. Yes, I know this is odd for a map game of all things, but I guess this rule applies mostly when interacting with another player, be it on discord or here on the wiki. Please keep your sexual wishes to yourself, please.
  • No bullying. Do not, I repeat, do not bully someone on the wiki or on the discord about something they did on this game. If you are caught or accused of this, you will be banned permanently.
  • Wiki Guidelines apply here as always, along with Alternate History Wiki Rules.
  • Have fun! Despite these rules, I trust all of you to follow and keep within the wiki guidelines and the map game rules and to have fun! You guys, I trust and know, won’t do anything you know would get you in trouble both in real life and in virtual life, so I am not concerned about that. Anyway, have fun and live long and prosper!

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Also, nations in Bold are for players with experience, and mean you need to message a moderator and apply to be that nation, and list any previous map games you have been in, along with why you want to be that nation.


Europe

Western Europe

  • United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland - User:Person67
    • Gold Coast - Person67
    • Nigeria - Person67
    • Sierra Leone - Person67
    • Newfoundland - Person67
    • East African Protectorate (Kenya) - Person67
    • Uganda - Person67
    • Rhodesia - Person67
    • Nyasaland - Person67
    • Tanganyika - Person67
    • British Somaliland - Person67
    • Hong Kong - Person67
    • Guyana - Person67
    • British Malaya - Person67
    • Straits Settlement - Person67
    • British Brunei - Person67
  • French Republic - Scoliosis Solace
    • Algeria -
    • Morocco -
    • Tunisian Protectorate -
    • French West Africa -
    • French Equatorial Africa -
    • Madagascar -
    • French Somaliland -
    • French Guyana -
    • French Indochina -
    • Lebanon -
  • Principality of Andorra -
  • Kingdom of Spain -
    • Spanish Sahara -
    • Spanish Guinea -
  • Portuguese Republic - User:João "like rio" Dinis
    • Portuguese Guinea - João "like rio" Dinis
    • Angola - João "like rio" Dinis
    • Moçambique - João "like rio" Dinis
    • Macau - João "like rio" Dinis

Central Europe

  • Kingdom of the Netherlands - HBAlt
  • Kingdom of Belgium - User_talk:JordanT7
    • Belgian Congo -  
    • Belgian Concession in Tianjin - 
  • Grand Duchy of Luxembourg -
  • Third Reich - Adolf Coffee
    • Reichskommissariat Ukraine - Adolf Coffee
    • Reichskommissariat Byelorussia - Adolf Coffee
    • Reichskommissariat Poland - Adolf Coffee
    • Reichskommissariat Denmark - Adolf Coffee
  • Swiss Confederation -
  • Principality of Liechtenstein -

Eastern Europe

Soviet Russia - Vatonica (talk) 03:06, August 10, 2018 (UTC)

Italy and the Balkans

  • Kingdom of Italy - Th3Legnd27
  • Italian Social Republic - Williamcoll
  • The Vatican -
  • Republic of San Marino - SupremeSensualSamrāṭSky 21:40, July 2, 2018 (UTC)
  • Kingdom of Hungary -
  • Kingdom of Romania -
  • Kingdom of Yugoslavia -
  • Tsardom of Bulgaria -
  • Principality of Albania -
  • Kingdom of Greece - Steph the Unpurged (talk)

Scandinavia

  • Kingdom of Norway - Emperorkangxi
  • Kingdom of Sweden - ArsenicHalogen

Africa

North Africa

    • Kingdom of Egypt (under British Protection) - Sultan
    • Anglo-Egyptian Sudan (Conglomerate of Egypt and Britain) -

West Africa

  • Republic of Liberia -

Southern Africa

Horn of Africa

  • Empire of Ethiopia - Warrior
  • Republic of Somalia -

Asia

East Asia

  • Empire of Japan - With Blood and Iron (talk) 21:22, July 2, 2018 (UTC)
  • Shanghai International Settlement (American and British joint-administered Concession) -

China

South East Asia

  • Kingdom of Siam -
  • Kingdom of Sarawak (British Protectorate) -
  • Empire of Indochina - FroopyZombie (talk) 01:28, August 18, 2018 (UTC)
  • Republic of Indonesia -
  • West Papua -

South Asia

  • The Federation of India -
  • Burma -
  • Ceylon -
  • Kingdom of Nepal -
  • Kingdom of Bhutan -
  • Kingdom of Sikkim -
  • Kingdom of Afghanistan -  

West Asia

Anatolia

Oceania

The Americas

North America

Caribbean

  • Republic of Cuba -
  • Republic of Haiti -
  • Dominican Republic -

Central America

  • Republic of Guatemala -
  • Republic of Honduras -
  • Republic of El Salvador -
  • Republic of Costa Rica -
  • Republic of Panama -  User:Todetode :. Under the Hood, Connect to Basic information? Todetode (talk). 23:32, August 21, 2018 (UTC)

South America

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The Game

1950

The Federation of India (including OTL Pakistan and Bangladesh), upon ratifying their constitution, votes orient their nation toward a federal republic. This decision by the government is supported by general referendum, with added provisions in the constitution for the protection of minority religions in the nation (or as best they can). As India is a Republic and not a constitutional monarchy, they decline joining the commonwealth of nations due to the clause of acknowledging George VI as head of the state.

United Nations, seeing as a majority voted for denouncing the genocide of Kurds, releases a statement denouncing the discrimination against Kurds. The general assembly yet again holds another meeting, this time discussing the possibility of sanctions against Arabia.

The Kurdish militias, seeing how Turkey has been more humane with the treatment of Kurds and the militias being overall less radical, offer Turkey the chance for peaceful negotiations.

Kurds in Persia continue to revolt, and this revolt grows in numbers as the Kurds from Arabia come in.

The Island of Borneo wishes to negotiate its independence with both Japan and Britain.

UFO sightings appear over Konstantinopolis and Damascus.

The life form that appeared in the German lab seemingly perishes, with some speculating it to have died of severe loneliness.

A man in America claims to be from the future (around 2100) where the Roswell alien stuff caused the first steps of contact with extraterrestrials, though many doubt him, citing that there is a record of him, and that if he were a time traveler, he wouldn’t have such a record.

All participating players of the South American Campaign (Orwell, Ycasto) please write down your demands on the Treaty of Asunción. Thank you.

Argentina begins a naval expansion in order to exert more influence in the region.

Since the other mods just ignore me and never bother to put an event for Venezuela in here: The Venezuelan government is overthrown by rebels, due to the recent defeats and the Brazilian onslaught. the new government calls for peace with Brazil, requesting it join Brazil in the peace talks in Paraguay. (Nate and Steph can sue me, but I’m ending the war. Steph can clearly see this was not biased.)

  • Persia: The Shah orders the construction of ten new settlements for the Kurds. He also offers to negotiate for better conditions for them. Meanwhile, the army is demobilizing and the air force as well. A massive road investment program is announced all over Persia. The Shah visits Azerbaijan and speaks to the governor there. Meanwhile, the RPN Azerbaijan makes its first international trip arriving in Syria.
    • UAR Dip: Seeing the envoy sent to Persia, the question is asked "Is the war still on?"
    • Persian Diplomacy: For the last time - there is no war.
    • Russia strongly advocates for an independent Kurdish state, citing the insistence of these Muslim states in the Oslo negotiations on forming new nations for the Muslim peoples of the former USSR.
  • The United Arab Republics: Infrastructure and economy continue being expanded. We begin to see a rise in tourism as westerners begin to study the "old word of the Egyptian people" AKA the Pyramids of Giza (and things of that sort). This is expanded as more and more people come from across the world. The National Arms company continues its production of rifles and begins to ramp up production of radios, equipment and motorized vehicles,THE ASSAD-47 IS ACCEPTED BY THE ARMY AND IS WORKED ON TO BECOME THE NEW NATIONAL ARM (THE AS-47). The following day the Revolutionary Command Council is formed with Muhammad Naguib as Chairman and Gamal Abdel Nasser as Vice Chairman. The United Arab Armed Forces begins to move pass the Suez and begins to dig into the Syrian-United Arab border (mostly the Sinai) (100,000 men and 200 tanks). Yemeni forces begins to dig into the mountain region gaining the name the mountains of peace. The United Arab Air force is amassed and begins to work on intercepting Syrian/Persian planes. The Navy is mostly used to defend the UAR coastline. 100,000 more men are called to defend the city of "the 10th of Ramadan City". Due to the nature of the conflict Kurdish refugees within the UAR or the UAR border are used to recruit more fighters (MOD RESPONSE FOR HOW SUCCESSFUL THIS GOES). A smaller army of 20,000 is called in Libya and begins to dig in the Libyan region. Nasser is picked to lead the Egyptian region of the army. We accept any support from any country. (aid/volunteers). Following the revolution, we establish the radio station "Voice of Arabs".
    • The recruitment of Kurds goes successfully, as many like to take the chance to fight their oppressors. -Mod
    • Seeing as the AS-47 was developed in 1949, and the AK-47 in 1947, perhaps the AS-49 is in order. - A Concerned Player
    • Brazil Dip: Brazil offers to send weapons and officers of the special forces for training purposes in exchange for the freedom of socialist parties and an anti-imperialist alliance
  • Italian Provisional Government: With the American occupation of Italy almost over Giovanni Messe moves the headquarters of the Provisional Government to Rome as the city will serve as the capital of the Provisional Government and soon the future legitimate government that will be established following a referendum that will take place in 1951 which will decide if Italy shall become a Democratic State or a Monarchist State. A second referendum is also planned for 1951 for the decision of keeping the current pope or replacing him. Elections are placed for 1952 as Giovanni Messe calls upon the citizens of Italy to join the Italian Co-Belligerent Army (850,000 men) (The Moderators will determine how many people will join the Army) as the Italian Provisional Government joins the GTO. Messe also requests that the Island of Sicily must remain under American occupation until 1955 as he states that he will give permission to establish an American Military Base there (even after the Occupation of Sicily) in order to have an American Garrison ready to support the Government against the Fascists in a possible Civil War. The Italian Provisional Government also sends a diplomat to the German Reich to negotiate Germany's withdrawal from the Italian Fascist Government in Mantua (American and German Response needed)
  • Republic of China: Elections occur in all provinces of China, except the regions of Sinkiang, Tibet and Mongolia which are being pacified (mod response on the success of the invasions needed), this year in June for the National Assembly, the unicameral legislature. A National Elections Committee is formed within the government in order to manage the elections. Following the model of the 1913 legislature election, China's most competitive election to date, the Assembly will consist of 870 seats, with elections occurring every five years (the next scheduled for 1955). A Premier will be selected by a vote of the ruling party that has the majority. All 870 National Assembly seats are up for election and on the ballot are the Nationalist Party (right-wing), Progressive Democratic Party (left-wing), New Power Party (center right), and People First Party (far left). Wang Jingwei stated that he will remain as the head of the caretaker government into the first half of 1950 until the election occurs. The concept of election campaigns is taken from the United States and agitation by all parties occurs using the Chinese people's increased access to written media and information throughout the spring. On election day, the Nationalists gained a clear majority with 492 seats. This was followed by the Progressive Democrats with 304 seats, the New Power Party with 53 and the People First Party with 21. Wang Jingwei then stepped down as Premier and instead took an advisory role in the Central Executive Committee of the Nationalist Party, while Chiang Kai-shek likewise resigned most of his offices, including the Chairman of the Military Affairs Commission. Wang and other leaders urged Chiang to minimize his role in politics for the sake of Chinese democracy, although remain active on the side, giving up the spotlight. Chiang agreed reluctantly, taking on a symbolic advisory post on the Military Affairs Commission. The main candidate approved by Wang for a leadership role in the party is Sun Fo, the son of the legendary leader Sun Yat-sen, who is confirmed by the newly convened National Assembly as Wang's replacement as Premier. Sun Fo organized the election campaign, which stressed the Nationalists' credentials in the war against Japan and leading the country forward throughout the late 1920s and 1930s, as well as the recent land reform. This was enough for the Nationalists to gain a majority, in addition to their great control over the press. The Progressive Democrats criticized their opponents for corruption and the destruction of the Japanese war, and that a change in leadership was needed. Under the leadership of Li Shengwu and Jiang Kanghu, the Progressive Democrats lead the opposition. A new cabinet is formed by Premier Sun Fo. The Chinese media hails the first real, successful election in China since the 1910s. The new government largely continues the previous Nationalist administration's policies of rebuilding adopted by Wang Jingwei. Vital infrastructure connecting the cities – including railways, roads, canals, and others – is being repaired and expanded by the national labor corps. Demobilized soldiers are given jobs and training in skilled trades in the labor corps as well as food and shelter in exchange for their work. Chinese banks are strongly encouraged by the government to make generous loans for the reconstruction efforts. Municipal governments are left to direct the efforts on the local level of rebuilding cities, while provincial governments oversee the effort (provincial assembly and gubernatorial elections are scheduled for 1952), with the national government providing the funding. Foreign companies are encouraged to invest and resume business activities in China. Industries are again growing as the reconstruction effort continues. Factories that remain in western China since the war are being relied on at the moment for much of the industrial production as the war torn eastern provinces are rebuilt. Chinese cinema and literature continue to see a boom with more people having access to such media.
    • Invading places needs an algo. -Mod
    • Russia is furious at the invasion of Mongolia and Sinkiang, reminding them that we did not give up our interests in the region in the Treaty of Oslo. We call on China to back down, or we will be forced to intervene.
    • Chinese Diplomacy: China reminds Russia that it was ordered to withdraw from China and its eastern puppets in the Treaty of Oslo, giving up its influence there, and that China will restore its sovereign territory that had been illegally occupied by the Soviet Bolshevik regime.
    • (I misread that section of the treaty. -Vat) Russia still is quite mad that China is infringing on what should be sovereign nations, and especially mad at their massive show of force near our borders.
    • Chinese Diplomacy: The government of the Chinese Republic assures Russia that it has no aggressive intent against Russia as it is just restoring order to Sinkiang, Mongolia and Tibet which were Chinese until 1911, and that with the Soviet regime gone, China would prefer to normalize relations with the new government of Russia for the sake of peace.
    • Russia: Accepts normalizing relations, but only will approve of your actions in Mongolia and Sinkiang if "restoring order" means ridding of communists and restoring independent nations, not conquering them.
  • Trucial States: The Trucial Council puts in place the Decree of Arabs, in which the Protectorate of Qatar and the Trucial States will Unify into the Dominion of Islamic Arab States. (MOD NOTICE: ON THE NEXT MAP THE DOMINION OF ISLAMIC ARAB STATES HAS TO BE LIGHT PINK BECAUSE OF ITS NEW DOMINION STATUS. Thanks)
    • UAR Dip: We send an envoy to the IAS or DIAS (I don't know how you want it to be spelled). We would like to open a positive relationship with the new Arab state.
    • Islamic Arab States Dip: The DIAS accepts the friendly relations proposed by the envoy.
  • Kingdom of Arabia: The nation falls into a tumultuous crisis, easily the greatest internal crisis to the nation since the War of Independence. With many people sympathetic to the cause of Nasser and the Pan-Arab philosophy in Egypt, hundreds of protests erupt across the nation in various urban centers, many people of the younger generation begin adopting a nationalist philosophy. Many of the recent scandals within both the military and the parliament has sown general distrust between the people and the government. The military intervention against Nasser fails to establish any invasion in the nation before peace was ratified, and this volunteer army was greatly underpaid by the Syrian Parliament. As the international community is cracking down on Arabia for the treatment of the Kurdish people, the Syrian Parliament takes drastic actions toward centralization of the national economy, which further strains their popular support. King Abdullah's sheer charisma attempts to dissuade people from taking any violent action against the government.
    • Russia strongly advocates for an independent Kurdish state, citing the insistence of these Muslim states in the Oslo negotiations on forming new nations for the Muslim peoples of the former USSR.
      • OOC: Due to the reduced population and diaspora of the Kurds that have been worked on over the last few decades, in my humble opinion, a Kurdish state would not be viably plausible. -Nate
    • UAR: While Nasser doesn't support the killing of Arabs in the Kurdish Conflict he also condemns the illegal actions done by the Arabian Kingdom to Kurds leading up to the revolt saying in a speech "How can we Arabs and Muslims try to be happy with our nations and states when some of our states will harm Muslims and people based on their skin. This isn't how Arabs, Muslims - let alone anyone - should interact with people." We call for negotiations between Kurdish rebels and the Arabian Kingdom.
      • Arab Dip: We negotiate with Egypt to stop the Kurdish violence.
  • The Hellenic State: 'Shipbuilding grows increasingly competitive in Greece, while shipping remains a strong source of income and investment. The Veterans Bill allows for large scale education in Greece. Colleges struggle to enroll the massive wave of veterans, but with effort they manage. Taxes are reduced and government spending is directed toward improving the economic competitiveness of Greece through infrastructure and education. Greek olive oil production increases by 15%, and exports explode. Other Greek agricultural products also increase, and the EGE is deemed very effective. Meanwhile, the displaced Greeks are given land, housing and money to settle in Northern Epirus. The new cruiser-class, the Lemnos, continues construction with completion dates in 1951. The Ajax and Krete are mothballed for use in naval support efforts. This is done to save money and because Greek naval experience has shown that naval bombers can defeat a numerically and conventionally superior fleet. Additionally, Greek fast attack craft have also proven themselves more than capable. With the ability to transport special operations units and to destroy larger vessels through surprise and swarm tactics. For this reason, Greek naval officers begin exploring the potential for ship-to-ship missiles and rockets which could take the place of torpedoes. Thus, Greece asks Germany if it could send engineers to study rocket technology in Germany. (Adolf Response, Please) Greek arms manufacturer Pyrkal produces the new Pyrkal EAT in great numbers. The Army is fully equipped and the Pyrkal EAT is offered to the United Kingdom and others as an option for a service rifle. (Mods and Players, Come get some guns.)
    • State of Northern Epirus: Independence is granted to the State of Northern Epirus on November 1st, 1950. The Greek population at last count was 678,000. With the new government installed, Greece asks the State of Northern Epirus for basing rights, and if they would like a Greek independence guarantee, as well as a customs agreement. (Mod Response, Please. Note that Northern Epirus is now more than 90% Greek and has a significant percentage that are former Greek military.)
  • Turkey: Turkish society undergoes significant reformation this year, as the first generally democratic and unrigged national election takes place. Surprisingly, Inonu steps down and is succeeded by Celâl Bayar, who becomes the prime minister of Turkey after his Democratic Party wins the majority of seats in Parliament. Bayar and his party aim to increase relations even further with Europe and the United States as well as solidify the democratic process within Turkey. However, Turkey's relations with other nations continue as planned. After the acceptance of Turkmenistan's provisional government for aid, Turkey leaps into action. Military advisors are sent to help train and develop the new Turkmen Armed Forces. Turkish economic officials move to develop and invest in Turkmenistan's newborn oil and gas industries. Political experts help the Turkmen government draft a new constitution and government, based on that of Turkey's itself. The son of a local prominent Turkmen from the Basmachi revolt, Ashi-khan of the Qurban family, is enthroned as the local khan, while true power remains with the parliamentary government. Internationally, Turkey pays off all of Turkmenistan's outstanding debt and begins to integrate it with the rest of the global institutions. A total of 150,000 troops are deployed to Crimea and fortifications increase. Domestically, military development continues. The Sahin, Turkey's first fighter jet, is successfully flown and enters production and national service by the end of the year as the S49 fighter jet. However, the jet is significantly below international standards, and thus the Turkish government also wishes to purchase 100 British Starjet fighter planes. (British Player response, please). With regards to the Kurdish rebels, the Turkish government is willing to engage in negotiations with the rebels, but only if they declare a total ceasefire within Turkish borders, which will be matched by the government (Mod response, please).
    • Georgia: Georgia's development continues to go well, with a growth in infrastructure projects taking place to support local facilities and power plants. A new modern airfield is constructed for the capital of Tbilisi. Meanwhile, the armed forces continue to be formed and trained, with the further training of the air force and army. A small naval force of a few torpedo boats is also formed. Georgian army units are moved to the southeast of the country in order to protect the border against any Armenian militants, which the government fears could use Georgia as either a staging ground or a potential target because of its ethnically Armenian areas.
    • Armenia: The war against the ALR continues, with Turkish troops and Armenian policemen uncovering and eliminating several ALR hideouts within Yerevan. However, bombings still occur in both the capital and other various cities while there are reports of small villages falling to the ALR. The provisional government works with the Turkish military to locate and liberate such villages, but the effort is time-consuming and difficult, although the Turkish military has some counterinsurgency tactics from its battles with the Kurds. However, the situation remains complicated and the conflict continues. At the behest of the Turkish government, the provisional government passes a law prohibiting the mass immigration of Turkish citizens to Armenia.
    • Crimea: Following significant international backlash to Crimea's deportation program, the government opts to put an end to it. Crimea turns its attention toward building firm institutions that can support the new state in matters such as taxation and record keeping. Development of these institutions following Turkish inspirations goes well and enables the government to take an accurate census of the country. The results of the census indicate that the largest ethnic group on the peninsula are Crimean Tatars at nearly 300,000 people, followed soon behind by Russians at a little more than 200,000. The government works to continue the development of the military, with a few tanks obtained from the Turkish armed forces and a gain of two obsolete destroyers from the Turkish navy. Crimea also works to return the area as a prime tourism destination, advertising its pristine riviera and vibrant history and culture as major draws for tourists.
    • The Kurdish Rebels agree to the ceasefire. -Mod
    • Russia: Strongly advocates for Kurdish independence.
    • Stop repeating yourself every turn, we all get it, you want Kurdish independence. -Mod
    • UK Dip: We agree to sell the Turks 100 Starjet fighters.
  • Russia: Russia continues our rebuilding projects. We continue to reconstruct Moscow and Konstantingrad, and continue building Stolitsa, the new capital city. We also continue our university construction projects. Businesses begin to grow, so the Russian Stock Exchange is opened in Moscow for Russian companies to be publicly traded. This allows the investment banking industry to start booming, and large companies rush to be publicly traded. Rodzaevsky begins a large propaganda campaign to "buy Russian", and approved Russian companies are allowed to advertise on public radio and newspapers. As reparations are nearly completely accounted for, taxes are lowered. This further contributes to the boom of Russian companies, as Russian citizens are able to spend more. The government continues to create new business regulations, adding measures preventing predatory practices and setting up a system for credit for taking out loans. As a few business leaders become increasingly rich, a graduated income tax system is implemented, allowing the richest to be taxed at higher rated than the poor. Rodzaevsky's support is very high, both because of his propaganda efforts and because of the actual betterment of the lives of Russian since World War II. The Russian government begins a study of possible infrastructure projects, especially in Central Asia. On the world stage, we advocate for an independent Kurdish state, arguing that the Muslim countries fighting the Kurds were the same countries which advocated for independence for countries like Georgia and Armenia in the Treaty of Oslo. Seeing the advance of China in Sinkiang and Mongolia, we ask that China assure the world that they will not annex those provinces or keep them occupied more than five years, and threaten to go to the United Nations on this issue. Lastly, we continue to advocate for nations to stop producing nuclear weapons, and we advocate for peaceful solutions to conflicts worldwide, both as a result of the destruction of our cities in World War II.
    • UAR Dip: The Council would like to send over 50,000 men to help rebuild the city of Moscow - along with buying surplus warplanes and bombers. We would also like to sell AS-49's to the Russian state
  • Hispania: Hispania continues to prosper under the National Bolivarist Ideology. Pan-Hispanic Propaganda Posters are dropped into both Colombian and Bolivian rural areas, in order to get their farmers to support National Bolivarism’s agricultural policies. We offer to send Colombia officers and equipment in order to train and help build their army. (MOD RESPONSE NEEDED). Antonio Vasquez makes a public announcement today, announcing that he is officially banning child marriage, and that even if parents approve of their child getting married before 25, it still won’t be allowed, and all offenders will get life in jail. Along with his announcement on the ban on child marriages, he also says that no Hispanic man or woman will be allowed to marry any non-Hispanic foreigners (not even Brazilians) and declares that the only beautiful woman is a Hispanic one, and the only handsome man is a Hispanic man. The party continues to consolidate control over the nation and the government, slowly taking control of all societal functions, the banking is under party control, the schools are under party control, the people are under party control, Hispania is under party control. The founding of the Hispanic Bolivarian Nationalist Party becomes a national celebration where everyone fiestas. The economy is demobilized after the war, with our resources being concentrated on building a better Hispania, along with expanding our trade with other countries (we limit our trade with the US). Despite all this hostility toward the US and our focus on full Hispanicisation, we do try to westernize, with the school system being based on that of the US, and many “western” clothing is adopted but with a “Spanish Twist”, and schools have special events like Prom, End of the year fiesta, it’s pretty well lit. The military continues to arm itself, as we try to make ourselves more self reliant on weapons and equipment, with veterans from WW2 being hired to train new recruits on how to work weapons, and to prepare them for war. Propaganda emphasizes the independence and self-determination of all Hispanians, and saying that Hispanics are God’s chosen people and therefore, the most important people on the planet (again, some people see this as a tad too much, but are too fearful of the repercussions of they speak out against Vasquez’s policies). We continue to send arms and volunteers to the UAR. We ban the dystopian novel “1984”, defining it as “imperialist propaganda”, this could have something to do with American President Long’s reference to the book in his most recent denunciation of the Hispanic Nation, but also probably because it criticizes heavily One-Party rule and could lead to some “unethical” thinking. Antonio Vasquez reaches out to Russia, sending diplomats to establish official relations (RUSSIAN RESPONSE NEEDED!). Memes are pretty cool. We reaffirm our friendship with the Brazilians, vowing to fight alongside them if they were to be attacked. We vote against sanctions on Arabia, with our reasoning being that they haven’t gotten the chance to stop their devious acts yet.
    • UAR: We thank the Hispanian State for its support and would like to officially open up relationship with that state.
    • Hispanian Dip: Antonio Vasquez agrees to the opening of relations with the UAR, and we open up an embassy in Cairo, and hope that Nasser will do the same.
  • Nippon: Having established peace with the west. and having completed the withdrawal from China (with all of my equipment) Yamamoto begins the long process of restoring Japan's international standing long damaged by their alliance with the Soviets, and by the aggressive foreign policy of Ikki Kita, who alongside Shigeru Honjo shall stand trial for endangering the empire. Despite the end of the conflict the veterans and leaders who fought in the Second Sino-Japanese War and in the Pacific War are recognized as the greatest generation by imperial propaganda, and their efforts spur a new generation of cinema and movies. Having secured their economic objectives in China the economy starts to shift toward a more consumer-based economy. technological development continues to stay ahead of the rest of Asia and remain on par with the west.Yamamoto also begins taking steps to reopen Japanese trade to the west. Troops are sent to Borneo to engage in the Islamic forces and to the rest of Indonesia to reinforce the Nationalist government against the Islamo-fascists. A blockade of Borneo begins while sweeping campaigns in Borneo are carried out and native populations are separated into concentration camps away from insurgency points using the lessons learned from the war in China and the war in Indochina. The British are offered secret cooperation to eradicate the threat.
  • United States: US troops withdraw from Colombia and mainland Italy. Governor-General Mark Clark relocates his headquarters from Rome to Palermo. Meanwhile, other US troops from France are withdrawn with a full withdrawal outside of a couple airbases by 1951. Meanwhile, President Long approves Operation: Ivy Mike, the plan is to detonate a hydrogen bomb. Operation: High Jump is launched to the South Pole. In the secret memoir of Admiral Harry Byrd he recalls being attacked by UFO’s with ships taking damage. Around the same time a reporter claims of the secret Philadelphia Experiment, where the ship USS Elkridge was teleported to another location. President Long approves the manufacturing of over 1000 nuclear bombs to increase our usable arsenal from around 350 to 1000 nuclear bombs. To put veterans back to work President Long signs the National Highway Act inspired by the German Autobahn. Meanwhile, in a secret meeting, President Long commissions the group known as Majestic 12, to facilitate the recovery and investigation of alien spacecraft. Meanwhile, President Long convinces Congress to keep a large US military up and running in order to keep order in the Western World and in the America's. We ask France if we can use their uninhabited Polynesian islands for nuclear tests (Mod Response).
  • Kingdom of Afghanistan: King Zahir Shah has sent a message to Nasser: "We want to keep maintaining opened our embassy and having good relations, and I hope that the United Arab Republic will do as well. The old Egyptian government has sustained our peacekeeping operations against Mujahideen and we won't forget that, that's one of the reasons why we still recognize them as rulers of Egypt." The Afghan army won't accept any offensive against Persia: "In case of attack, we will intervene". The Air Force has grown, most of the planes are made from Persian projects. The university is starting to project jets, though not really successfully. The Zahir-1 has been built, it is inspired by UK jets: "Unfortunately the engine has exploded during a test, we will ask for jet sketches to the Persian factories (PERSIAN RESPONSE): "Meanwhile, we ask the German government to send a division of volunteers to form a new SS division (GERMAN RESPONSE). It is one of the nationalists divisions and it has expressed its will to being part of the German Army to join the 'most powerful far-right country in the world'. After Wahhabi attacks the King's cabinet has increased its relations with the nationalist party allowing it to create volunteer divisions in the Army. Those are famous for the resistance against terrorist, even though they've been accused of crimes after the "massacre of Wilhabi" a village that was controlled by the Mujahideen where the opposition is sustaining that someone has seen volunteers shooting children: "many children are victims of the nationalists! And the government is supporting those monsters!" The party has replied: "There is no proof against us, and we will demonstrate it, thanks to our work, we have freed the occupied lands of Farah region and people can exit their homes without worrying".
    • German Reich: The Afghan SS is established.
    • UAR: Nasser sends an envoy to the Afghani King telling him that we shall work on peacekeeping operations in the following years (turns) (because a coup can screw up things). We would also like to sell the AS-49's.
  • German Reich: The “mother” of what is nicknamed Living Light is preserved. Thankfully, its offspring remain and we work on a containment facility in which it is kept secret with two sites - one in New Swabia and the other in a laboratory in East Prussia. The Poseidon-1 begins operation. Robotics continues to be developed while ad campaigns lead to a successful popularization of television due to their values becoming more affordable and popular. Robotics continue to be developed alongside computers. We send an ultimatum to Turkey. If they do not cease their actions of the removal of people within Crimea, we will intervene. Funding is given to Russians who stand against the removal while we see the Italian Response and notify them that we will stand by the True Italian Government and will refuse to withdraw. Large bombers like the Fortress A-1 is made for the military. In the meantime, German, Polish, Danish, and Ukrainian businesses open shop in different nations abroad. Ukrainian military development and Polish military development are worked on with the heavy tank, Zebra-1 being built. The German military uniform begins to be used with infantrymen for a lightweight feel and strong support for protection. The German UN building begins construction within the Administrative District of Berlin but can be seen as dwarfed in comparison to the monumental size of the Volkshalle base. We begin to sow Fascism into France further to solidify their partnership with the Reich by support and influence of the people. Rapid Transit becomes widespread across the nation with rail lines from Munich to Berlin made and from Munich to Vienna. Subways are secretly made to also be used as fallout shelters by design mainly because of our having the knowledge that nuclear bombs may be used to hurt our people. This start is the most populated areas of Berlin but begin to be seen in Cologne at one stop. The Berlin Business District and Market District see expansive growth and architectural ingenuity. Crime is near zero leading to happy lives abroad with thriving households. Family sizes expand to the point in which having a half-dozen children becomes more common. The Wilhelm Institute is established in the Black Forest for Rocket Research led by Von Braun with new breakthroughs being made. An H-Bomb Prototype called the Kaiser is built and a final model is expected to be completed very soon. The Poseidon-1 is tested in the North Sea and lands in the Arctic Ocean. Development of a missile capable of carrying a nuclear warhead seems to be closer to being possible. Our nuclear weapons stockpile reaches nearly 300 bombs with separate nuclear facilities being made across our Reichskommissariat. Our first nuclear power plant goes up and running. Germans rather than see nuclear technology as a threat embrace it. Movie theaters become more popular with new summer hits being filmed. Destroyer 1A is developed as a strategic bomber to serve in the air force. The Hannover begins construction as our largest aircraft carrier measuring 1300 ft and is planned to launch by February 1953. The Ukrainian infantrymen are moved to the Crimean Peninsula. An ultimatum is sent to Turkey. If they refuse to halt actions of population displacement, we will have no choice but to take military action (Player Response)
    • As you can see, the Crimean government ended the deportations at the start of this year.
  • United Kingdom: Seeing India wishes to be a republic for some reason we offer to allow republics into the Commonwealth anyway because India is such an important part of Britain's history. We agree to negotiate with the Borneo people for their independence within five years by establishing a democratic binary legislative chambers and sharing sovereignty with the British for a trial period of five years. Just in case some unsavory characters decide to kick off we move the Third Division which is 10,000 national service troops with integrated armour, artillery, air, anti-tank, motorized, mechanized forces and a squadron of destroyers plus two heavy cruisers and a singular battleship are moved to Miri. Around Miri we begin to construct heavy entrenchments again just in case some unsavory Chinese immigrant characters kick off. We offer to conduct naval drills with Turkey in the Black Sea around the Crimea with two King George V-class battleships, four heavy cruisers, five light cruisers, three submarines and 16 destroyers. We also wish to conduct air drills in coordination and offer to move 150 fights with 100 of them being newer jets. Work continues on plans for a new rifle which is going to be an automatic battle rifle while further research is put into other fields such as new aircraft and armour. Sanctions on Arabia are unneeded because most of what is happening is fascist propaganda is how we vote at the UN. Further work continues with American technical help on the production of nuclear weapons facilities. Harold Macmillan begins the construction of a motorway network in the UK. The school leaving age is raised to 16 with further focus on vocational qualifications although apprenticeships are created for those who wish to work in the mines or on farms. We remove our soldiers from mainland Italy and France.
    • The Turkish and Crimean navies and air forces agree to hold joint drills with their British counterparts.
    • The Federation of India: India accepts Britain's offer for India to join the Commonwealth.
  • People's Republic of Brazil: Victory! After the collapse of the fascist regime in Venezuela, the war officially ends with a Brazilian victory, at least from the perspective of the Brazilians. To celebrate the victory, a statue is planned, to show the glory of the Brazilian military and the communist government. The statues will be placed on the Sugarloaf Mountain in Rio de Janeiro facing the sea. The statue will have a height of 70 meters on a 40-meter high foundation. It is a personification of Brazil itself and will depict a young woman holding a torch in her right hand and a shield with the hammer, sickle and rifle symbol of the Communist Party on it in her left hand. A cult of personality starts to evolve slowly around the leader of the Brazilian Workers Party and president of Brazil itself. Brazil also seeks to enter the stage of international diplomacy and joins the UN officially. (SECRET) To counter Argentinian expansion, Brazilian scientists start to experiment with jet engines and plans for aircraft carriers.) The book 1984 is not officially banned, yet literature like this is often translated slightly differently to fit the ideology of the state. Popular music and American clothes become popular among the Brazilian young people, but they have similar to Hispania Brazilian influences in them. The popularity of football exceeds the popularity of basketball for the first time with the Football World Cup in Brazil. Mass media jumps on the event and the new media of television is used to show the population the matches live.
  • Italian Social Republic: The fascist government has reunited in Mantua to discuss the dangerous Italian situation. The head of the cabinet, Italo Balbo, has invited the German generals stationed in Italy to the conference: "We're spectating to an atrocious oppression of Italian people, the Oslo treaty was betrayed by those who made it". News report that a group of Italian militia has been secretly fleeing the border to smuggle weapons. School is indoctrinating the children that the fascist government rules over all of Italy. Farinacci, the head of the Propaganda Department has stated: "every Italian should take part in this, American boots can't touch the holy ground of Rome! We stand with Germany and their noble ideas, capitalism is death." Two new committees are created, the "Comitato d'Azione Volontaria" (Volunteer Committee) and "Comitato Liberazione Nazionale" (National Liberation Committee) which is ideally based in Rome (but officially in Milan) and should be an organization to support Italian fascism in the rest of the country. The cabinet asks the German government if a rearming of the occupied zones can start.
    • Italian Provisional Government: With the Fascists becoming a threat to democracy and freedom in Italy, borders between the Social Republic and the Provisional Government are closed as 300,000 men are sent to enforce this new decision as any person attempting to cross the border will be captured.
    • German Reich Response: 180,000 troops are moved into Italy and construction of a supportive strategic line begins to be developed while we establish the Italian SS with sign ups being posted abroad in a campaign to support our Italian partners in developing an advanced military.
  • Federation of India: India, as the fledgling nation that it is, decides to hold an election to see the new Prime Minister of India would be, and Jawaharlal Nehru soon becomes the apparent winner. India accepts the invitation into the Commonwealth so long as they remain a Republic. Prime Minister Nehru institutes an infrastructure plan to connect the rural villages of India to the main cities. On Gandhi's birthday, Nehru announces a minorities inclusion law, hoping to ease tensions between Muslims, Sikhs and Hindus. India sends an application letter to the UN, hoping to join the organization.
    • DIPLOMACY:
      • India asks Nepal, Bhutan, Ceylon, Thailand, and Burma if they want to join the South-Asian Defense and Economic Pact, or SADEP. (Mod Response needed) It would provide a mutual defense pact and an economic alliance between all member states to promote peace and prosperity in the area. Indochina is not offered the deal because of their brutal war on a Hindu group in the early 1940's.
      • India accepts Britain's offer for India to join the Commonwealth.
      • India sends an application to join the UN. (Mod Response needed)

1951

Anyone who wants to join the UN is accepted. Currently the Security Council consists of the US, UK, Germany, and Japan, with Russia pending membership.

The race for Antarctica begins as countries begin setting up military research bases and small settlements to legitimize their claim to the Antarctic.

Colombia allows Peru to support the development of their military and economy. However, all of Latin America, including Peruvians themselves, is now confused why their country is named Hispania, which is just Spain in Latin.

  • The Spanish name for Spain is España not Hispania. 
  • ... Latin =/= Spanish

Argentina begins funding educational and cultural missions in Uruguay in an effort to influence the nation.

Seeing the chaos develop in Italy, Eritrea votes to remove their communist government, and asks to be annexed by Ethiopia.

South Asia joins India's economic thingy.

India becomes more and more unstable as Muslims erupt in violence around Punjab and Bengal. Muhammad Ali Jinnah, greatly beloved by the Muslim groups, expresses his belief that Islam forms a national identity for the Muslims in India. A Sikh movement also begins organizing a resistance in Maharasthra.

The Japanese involvement in Borneo manages to slow down the jihadist movement there, but more jihadist groups appear in sympathy with these around Sulawasi, while the groups in Sumatra spread to Aceh.

Television becomes more and more popular in Germany, America, Europe, Latin America, and Japan. Many television serials and cinematic dramatizations are made for daytime broadcasting.

The Civil War in Nicaragua continues, and gets more bloody.

The 1950 FIFA World Cup ends in Argentina, with Germany defeating Brazil in the final.

The US successfully detonates their nuclear test in the Bikini Atoll. Shortly afterward, a French fashion designer creates the female swimwear "the bikini" named after the test.

  • Hispania: We send our navy to establish an Antarctic claim in southwest Antarctica. We claim the penguins to be rightful Hispanic animals. We establish military bases in our Antarctic claims, along with research centers. We ignore the Hispanian’s confusion and instead rewrite the meaning of Hispania to refer to Latin America. We continue to exploit our resources such as valuable minerals and rubber, and sell it overseas, expanding our economy. The “Bolivar Youth” is the youth wing of the HBNP, and is basically the Boy/Girls Scouts of Hispania; in the Bolivar Youth, children learn basic fighting skills in order to defend themselves In case they are attacked or the nation is invaded, boys learn all types survival skills and how to be successful in the business world, while girls are taught how to cook, along with how to raise a child. This, and the combination of daily indoctrination into the party ideals and the National Bolivarist Ideology, prepares the youth for a future in Hispania. The Bolivar Youth is free. Antonio Vasquez begins combining private schools and public schools together, further decreasing the gap between church and state as children pray every morning with their teacher before class starts and students also get an entire class dedicated to Christianity where they sing songs of praise and the teacher preaches stories from the Bible. When students get into middle school, Bible class counts as a grade making students having to study the Bible and memorize scripture in order to get a good grade, but the student must not forget the scripture as later on in the year the teacher calls the class up and they just recite a previously memorized scripture and if they fail to say it right, they get a zero on their report card. The Television industry booms in Hispania, with dramas being the most popular, with comedy tailing behind. Movies also become very popular, though movies in Hispania are heavily controlled by the government, same with television but the government seems to oddly care more about the movies then television (probably because of old policy). So there are a bunch of restrictions on what movies may show. This includes anything seen as “heresy” toward traditional Hispanic beliefs and values (specifically Christian values) and so the National Vasquez Church (the state controlled church that every Hispanian goes to) has total say in what may be shown in theaters. Western clothing continues to be allowed in Hispania and becomes very popular and stylish but as previously said, most of these clothes have a “Spanish Twist” as dubbed by the populace. With Colombia accepting our offer to aid them, we send some Hispanian veterans to teach the Colombian soldiers basic training, along with some skills they picked up during a war. We continue to arm the Sandinista Army in Nicaragua. The South American wars for independence are seen as Independence Day in Hispania, with many people hanging portraits of Simon Bolivar around their houses (I mean, they do that anyway - but way more then usual) and hang patriotic decorations around and outside their house. Hispanic Nationalism continues to increase with many people feeling patriotism for their country. We begin developing jet engines like Brazil, in order to keep a strong and patriotic military to fight the imperialists. A song called “Yes, Sa, Fo” is created, basically it’s a song going “Yes, Sa, Fo” over and over of course with other lyrics. The song is meant to get into the head of people, and is used as a test to see if suspected dissidents are innocent by seeing if they know basic Hispanian culture, know Nationalist Songs, and of course, “Yes, Sa, Fo” is one of them. “Yes, Sa, Fo” is taught in nurseries and kindergarten, and children are expected to perform the whole song for about 30 minutes in front of their parents and local party officials.
  • United States: Ivy Mike is a success with the Bikini Atoll nuclear test, the test was done in coordination between the US military and the organization Monarch. The test was supposedly meant to kill something prowling around the South Pacific. Now with the capability of a thermonuclear hydrogen bomb at our hands our scientists work around the clock at Hanford to make a hydrogen bomb small enough to be dropped from a bomber. Air Force Colonel Edward Hall is put in charge of the Minuteman Program, America's attempt in ballistic missile technology. In politics the race for the 1952 election heats up with George Patton announcing his candidacy for President as a Republican. Meanwhile, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg are convicted of Conspiracy to Commit Espionage and are given the death penalty. An R&B song called "Rocket 88" by Jackie Bresnton and the Delta Cats (Ike Turner and his band) and is recorded by Sam Phillips of Sun Records in Memphis Tennessee. In Europe US troops that were supposed to withdraw from France are sent to Italy to reinforce the border. US troops on the Italian-North Italian border number 100,000. Meanwhile, due to historic US expeditions, the United States claims the territory of Mary Byrd Land in Antarctica. Admiral Richard Byrd leads Operation Deep Freeze and establishes Fort Byrd as an official US presence down south. Meanwhile, at the North Pole, American scientists doing research have an encounter of the unknown with something they simply call "The Thing".
  • China: The invasion of Mongolia, Sinkiang, and Tibet continues (waiting on algo). The Chinese government monitors the situation in India with concern due to its proximity and also decides to join the UN, sending a Chinese delegation. Following the 1950 election, the Progressive Democrats complain that the state is too intertwined with the Nationalists which gives them an advantage. The newer parties begin building networks on the local level to try to rival the Nationalists. Premier Sun Fo states the government reforms will continue over the next several years to make it less partisan. A new cabinet is announced, with Weng Wenhao being granted the symbolic post of Chairman of the National Government (President) at its head replacing Lin Sen. Most notably, Zhang Qun steps down as Foreign Minister and is replaced by Gao Zongwu. The Military Affairs Commission is abolished and replaced with a formal Ministry of National Defense, with Marshal Li Zongren becoming the first Minister of National Defense. Preparations continue by the National Elections Committee for hosting provincial assembly and gubernatorial elections next year. The Nationalist administration lays out its plan for making China great again over the next decade now that the Republic's first election in decade has occurred and gave them a mandate. With the land reform complete, agricultural output rebounds and millions of Chinese are given access to food with a special government program to make sure those that lost everything during the Sino-Japanese War get what they need until they can get back on their feet. Infrastructure repairs and expansion of railways, roads, and other critical infrastructure continues. Cities are being rebuilt with efforts directed by municipal and provincial authorities while the central government in Beijing encourages banks to make generous loans. Construction of factories and other industrial facilities increases as well throughout the eastern provinces that were the most damaged, as thousands of Chinese students return from studying abroad and begin applying their skills. A new class of experts has emerged over the past decade with knowledge gained from the various programs taking place since the late 1920s. This helps China's economy rebound. Military production begins to produce China's first aircraft, armored cars and tanks. The officers of the Whampoa Military Academy study the lessons of the Sino-Japanese War.
    • You need to make the algo. -Mod
    • I thought only mods were allowed to make algos? - Knight of Malta
    • Nah, with all the wars going on we wouldn’t have time to make algos. We have an algorithm page that shows you how to do an algo. - Mod
    • OK, I made an algo.
  • Kingdom of Arabia: The economy and military continue to be modernized. Exports grow rapidly, being some of the world's foremost exporters of jewels and cut diamonds, food and agricultural products, and of course, oil. The modernization begins introduction of western technology and media into the Middle East. Soccer and rugby become popular sports around the nation, and a national team is formed in the hopes of entering the World Cup. Radio becomes popular among the younger generation. However, nationalist propaganda from air Egypt takes the younger generation by storm. King Abdullah ibn Hussein Al-Hashem, the longest-reigning monarch of Arabia, dies at the age of 65. He was dearly beloved across the nation, particularly for his charismatic support of the people throughout the Second World War. His younger, less well-known brother, Zeid Al-Hashem, is crowned King of all the Arabs in Damascus. King Zeid reaches out to reach a settlement of peace with the Kurds. However, Zeid also inherits a nation on the brink of internal disorder. Two weeks after his coronation, a large string of violence erupts in Aleppo by a number of college students in support of the Nationalists, known as "Black Sunday". In the aftermath of this event, the Ba'athist party is established by members of the Syrian Parliament, led by Zaki Arsuzi and Akram Al-Hurani. This immediately becomes a great rival against the Wahhabi party, and quickly splits the Parliament.
    • UAR Dip: After a long night of debating between UAR and Kurdish leaders over the peace deal, a treaty is accepted.

1. Deportation of Kurds within Arabia will be halted. 2. Conflict among Kurdish rebels and Arabian troops will halt. 3. Kurdish rebels will work on uniting under a Kurdish Autonomy Government. 4. Kurds will have equal rights with Arabs. 5. The Kurdish Autonomy Government will officially be under Arabian Control but will rule local Kurdish populated areas. 6. Kurdish forces will have a local armed police force but not an army. 7. Current and Constricting Arab settlements will remain with the promise of no more Arab settlements.  

  • The United Arab Republics: Infrastructure and economy continue being expanded. We begin to see a rise in tourism as westerners begin to study the "old word of the Egyptian people" AKA the Pyramids of Giza (and things of that sort). This is expanded as more and more people come from across the world,, To study the past Egyptian and now Libyan/Yemeni previous civilization. We begin to train Ba'athists within Syria by opening camps in the Egyptian region. The National Arms company continues its production of rifles and begins to ramp up production of radios, equipment and motorized vehicles, The AS-49 is worked on to become the new main semi-automatic rifle for the army. The UAAF is training with goals of preparing for any upcoming wars the nation might face following the revolution. We establish the radio station "Voice of Arabs". For its first charter, the RCC (Revolutionary Command Council) begins to work nationalizing smaller Arab companies within the country. Elections are promised to be held in 1953. We open up an embassy in Hispania. Muhammad and Nasser begins to consolidate power Pan-Arabist support within the Egyptian and Yemeni region by using mass media to paint the RCC as heroes of the revolution, or sending in troops into the region to enforce "new laws". The RCC releases a statement stating "The coming waves of freedom within Africa and the Arab World will come, The waves of decolonization will come and when they do we shall be happy."
  • People's Republic of Brazil: After the Latin Wars, as the period of conflicts between Colombia, Peru, Brazil and the United States is called in Brazil, many former conscripted young men are without work. To solve this problem, massive highways are planned to connect the cities in Brazil. Highways, similar to the German Autobahn with almost no restrictions on maximum speed and similar categorizing (even numbers for the highways heading west to east and uneven numbers for highways in the direction north to south). The Mãe Pátria statue is planned to be finished in March 1956 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the coup d'etat and the following revolution that turned Brazil into the oasis of progress that it is today, but also to remember the fallen men in the Latin Wars. The statue will consist of rustproof polished steel and will be hollow so the head can be used as a viewing platform. Brazil funds massive infrastructure and education projects in Uruguay, Paraguay and Bolivia, to prevent Argentina from spreading their influence any further. The first jet engines are created in Brazil, yet they are not fully developed. Brazil now massively funds the Sandinistas in Nicaragua with guns and 300 military advisors and 2000 veterans, bringing ammunition and vehicles with them (MOD RESPONSE, PLEASE). Now, that television is a mass media, sports events are broadcast weekly with hundreds of thousands of viewers and the first telenovelas begin to occur with different themes, for example crime, comedy or historic events are portrayed often with dramatic or icky love stories in them. The Brazilian national football team is greeted with joy by the people for making second place in the World Cup. For making it to the finals, they are honored as "Civilian heroes of the Brazilian People" and the Brazilian government is now even more motivated to make it to the finals in 1954. In domestic sports, Salvador wins the Copa de Basquetbol de Brasil with an overwhelming final score of 130:110 against Belem but rumors of bribed referees become popular. In football, RBK Blumenau continues their success with the most points in the league. We reach out to the United Arab Republic to create diplomatic ties and open up an embassy there, and invite them for a pact of cooperation (UAR RESPONSE, PLEASE!).
    • UAR: The RCC is willing to join the pact of cooperation to help both countries economy.
  • Italian Social Republic: The Industry department, led by Augusto de Marsanich (CEO of Alfa Romeo) has started the "National Economy Plan", the industries are rebuilt in the Fascist Milan zone and north of the Po river, which means they are nationalized and state-controlled: the more a factory is rebuilt, the more it hires people, the more a factory is powerful, the more it helps others to grow. Not many hopes were given to this plan but it seems to work well, experts say that Italy is starting to face a new phase that they call Italian Miracle. In fact, a growth wasn't expected at all from the central bank, especially from a country that has lost the war. De Marsanich stated: "The trust in our people was lost by the entire world, but we are demonstrating that we are immortal", in Lombardia factory level is reaching pre-war stats, in primis Pirelli, which has grown more than ever. A larger effort has to be expected in Veneto, which is still slow. The head of the 'Mediation with Germany' Department, Pietro Mannelli, has stated: "We need more lands to unite Italians, we ask Germany for the rest of OZAK (Friuli) and Trent region, and we ask Yugoslavia for the port of Trieste. They can keep the city, but we need its port." (YUGOSLAVIA RESPONSE, PLAYER OR MOD), (GERMANY RESPONSE) The National Liberation Committee has started illegally working in the rest of the country thanks to the German intelligence support and the fascists in Southern Italy, 20 fascist supporters were freed from Regina Coeli prison in Rome and have managed to escape through the Adriatic Sea in Venice. One of them is Carlo Scorza, a friend of Farinacci who held resistance against communism in Italy killing the Rosselli Brothers, he will now be the head of the new SS division, the 29th Waffen Italienische, which will be stationed in Mantua. It is the best division in all of Italy. the Italian army counts until now 30,000 volunteers, many of them fought the war against the Americans and the commonwealth: "the numbers will grow, Finmeccanica will be our new industry leader" stationed in the dock of Venice, it has the projects of all the Italian ships of WW2 plus it's working on a new motorization development. Italy asks Germany to improve its industries and army providing engineers to build forts and asks some Luftwaffe divisions to be stationed in Campo Ederle (Veneto). (GERMANY RESPONSE) Later news state that Many Italians have protested against the block of the Provisional government: "We are not all fascists, but this block is making us impossible to meet with our relatives, I'm desperate! I went studying in Vicenza but now I can't go back to my family, it's a nightmare!" Balbo has presented a protest to the American and Italian provisional governments asking to stop this atrocity. (US RESPONSE), (ITALIAN PROVISIONAL GOVERNMENT RESPONSE)
  • United Kingdom: Production of nuclear weapons is delayed but we expect to have our first successful test next year. Britain has no interest in competing to claim the Antarctic. We propose free trade deals with Oceania, South Africa, Canada and SADEP (Mod and player response). Further work on the motorway system is continued to encourage the purchase of cars. The new Alexander main battle tank is unveiled and begins production. In addition the L1A2 is released which is an improvement upon the previous design and is an automatic rifle which sees beginning of production.
  • Turkey: The Turkish government continues to develop its military, with new ships being put into the navy and the conversion of the air force from a traditional engine to a jet engine force. Military designers are hard at work drafting ideas for new tanks and assault rifles for domestic production. The development of Turkmenistan goes well, with Turkish military advisors and Turkmen troops undergoing war games to develop their capabilities. With the Kurdish militants within Turkey agreeing and largely upholding the ceasefire, Turkish troops temporarily halt their activities for the duration of peace talks. Turkish representatives would like their Kurdish equivalents to privately state their terms (Mod response, please). 
    • Georgia: Georgia's internal development continues. New factories are constructed to provide people with jobs and increase the efficiency of the military. 
    • Armenia: The ALR continues their attacks, and Armenian policemen and Turkish troops continue their efforts to respond. However, this year is the most peaceful one yet since the ALR's emergence, largely due to inactivity on both sides. 
    • Crimea: The development of Crimea's military and fortification of its northern borders continues. Tourism promotion continues as well as investment in manufacturing, fishing, and agriculture. The naval facilities of Aqyar are made available to the Turkish navy for construction. 
  • The Hellenic State: Shipbuilding grows increasingly competitive in Greece, while shipping remains a strong source of income and investment. The Veterans Bill allows for large scale education in Greece. Colleges struggle to enroll the massive wave of veterans, but with effort they manage. Taxes are reduced and government spending is directed toward improving the economic competitiveness of Greece through infrastructure and education. Greek olive oil production increases by 15%, and exports explode. Other Greek agricultural products also increase, and the EGE is deemed very effective. Meanwhile, the displaced Greeks are given land, housing and money to settle in Northern Epirus. The Lemnos-class is completed and the ships enter service. All of the fast attack craft are rebuilt with all new internals and repairs to any hull damage or wear. Greek naval officers begin exploring the potential for ship-to-ship missiles and rockets which could take the place of torpedoes. Thus, Greece asks Germany if it could send engineers to study rocket technology in Germany. Greek arms manufacturer Pyrkal produces the new Pyrkal EAT in great numbers. The Pyrkal EAT is offered to the United Kingdom and others as an option for a service rifle. (Mods and Players, Come get some guns!)
    • Greek Diplomats to the State of Northern Epirus: We ask Northern Epirus if they would like to join the Hellenic State through a referendum.

Persia: The Shah makes his yearly visit to Azerbaijan where he meets with the governor of Azerbaijan. His appearance in Azerbaijan is widely celebrated by all people. The Shah travels to the UK to talk with His Majesty, King George VI. The Persian Air Force buys 20 jets and strategic bombers from the UK but also starts developing the Reza Shah Jet-Class.

  • Großdeutschland: On color television, a news broadcaster and narrators would narrate and update their viewers on one of the greatest events of the year. Der Kaiser was tested in the Arctic Ocean. A spectacle of light and a fiery plume of radioactive material arose from the horizon. Reactions across Germany were spectacular with the majority celebrating our people's hard work and ingenuity. The Jupiter-1 Program begins development of a satellite which could be sent into orbit and further our transmission support. Laser technology sees rapid development. In the meantime, with the population boom also being pushed by the government, families move out to Ukraine and Poland seeing those locations as a good way to start their lives. Nuclear energy companies are permitted to establish five more locations in which a power plant would be put in place, one outside Warsaw, Minsk, Danzig, Berlin, and Lviv. The Volkshalle now is near completion with the dome the only section left to build. Jet Powered trains begin development with prototype trials going well. Funding of Fascist Movements in France and Spain are pushed forward and funds for the Italian Initiative of building up infrastructure is also done. The Italian SS and thousands of trucks, rounds of ammunition, guns, and tanks are pushed in. The heavy bomber named Der Habsburg is developed with it being produced abroad. Poseidon-2 blueprints are developed as well which could travel 7000 miles away. Kiev sees new architectural features beginning to be constructed. Development of automatic weapons continue as well with advanced technology of the time being spread out abroad. Conscription of troops in the Reichskommissariat are made to ensure that our states have a sustainable military force. We discuss with Petain on a possible successor for his leadership within private. Development of the Horten Ho 230 is put into work for an even greater craft.

1952

Sandinistas in Nicaragua are making gains due to Brazilian support.

Britain gets their trade deals.

Many strange occurrences are reported around the New Swabia research base. Many scientists begin reporting to psychiatric care that they are experiencing the same days multiple times in a row. Some new editions to the facility begin operating on a Mobius strip, with some rooms disappearing entirely. Some report distortions in their work area with solid objects “wiggling or jiggling” and being able to stick their hand into the solid object as if it were Jello.

Chill out on the alien stuff. ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

Phillipe Petain, dictator of France, dies this year. Edgar Puaud, a military general under Philippe Petain’s authoritarian conservative state, is able to become his successor via shady “disappearances” of his rivals and assassinations. He remains a member of GTO but tries to follow a policy toward reconciliation with Germany, in spite of them occupying rightful French land.

A military commander secretly visits Nasser in his home around 1:30 AM, offering to assassinate the current head of the revolutionary council, in order for him to rise the ranks to become leader. The catch is, Nasser would have to promote him to a General upon his accession to power.

George Orwell completes a sequel to 1984, titled 1994. It's set in the same world, where World War Two never ended and the world is divided between the Communist, Democratic and Fascists hemispheres.

Somalia votes to remove their communist government.

Dutch New Guinea declares independence. A Totok-led government rules the new state and begins to preserve Dutch traditions along with Totok culture.

The Kurdish Rebels in Turkey agree to make demands: They want Turkey to organize an autonomous state in the Kurdish region with an autonomous legislation that will make laws that benefit both the Turkish that live in the autonomous region and the Kurdish that live in the autonomous region. They also want to be recognized as an official ethnicity in Turkey and want the Kurdish language to be recognized as a regional language, too.

ATTENTION! Bidding for the 1954 FIFA World Cup has begun! Please, if you want to bid for hosting the World Cup, include it in your turn!

Attention, all SADEP members! SADEP has been renamed to the Kathmandu Pact and to vote on laws go to this page! Thanks!

  • Sinkiang: The volunteer force from Persia invades from the Wakhan Corridor. Both the volunteer and the main forces capture the western communists. The western front surrenders. The pro-monarchist Sinkiang recognizes Fascist Italy. The two forces move north to battle at Ürümqi. It moves its embassy to Mantua.
    • Fascist Italy Dip: The Italian government gladly accepts to have an embassy installed in Mantua recognising the monarchist faction as the true leader of Sinkiang.
    • Sinkiang was conquered by China in the last turn, the algo has been made. Knight of Malta
    • Yes, I agree, Sinkiang is now Xinjiang Province, China. -Mod
  • Belgian Congo: Leo Pettelion, the obvious dictator by now, declares separation from Belgium. "Belgium has betrayed its own Aryan People, I as a former representative of them, must protect their legacy in Africa." A revolt by some loyal colonial staff and Askaris is crushed, and they are replaced by loyalists. The Military build up continues. In addition, a lot of troops are stationed on the border of British colonies, making the Brits probably at least slightly suspicious? Some 5000 Askaris leave the colonial army, and form the Salvation Front of Congo. Loyalist colonials join the military.
  • The Second Hellenic Republic: Metaxas commissions a closely guarded scientific mission to Mount Olympus. The scientists then use an intense electromagnetic flux capacitor to reveal a hidden Greek city populated by the Gods. Metaxas then reveals to his high command that he is a son of Hades himself. This is poorly received by Nikolaos Plastiras, a Venezuelan and Lieutenant General. He and a group of his colleagues begin plotting to overthrow Metaxas. However, before they can strike, Metaxas takes a personal journey to Mount Olympus where he is slain by an earthquake-induced rock-slide. Nikolaos Plastiras and his allies quickly arrest the leadership of the Hellenic Phalanx and establish a new Provisional National Assembly in order to restore the Hellenic Republic. They also destroy the scientific data discovered about Mount Olympus under Metaxas. Shipbuilding grows increasingly competitive in Greece while shipping remains a strong source of income and investment. The Veterans Bill allows for large scale education in Greece. Colleges struggle to enroll the massive wave of veterans, but with effort they manage. Taxes are reduced and government spending is directed toward improving the economic competitiveness of Greece through infrastructure and education. Greek olive oil production increases by 15%, and exports explode. Other Greek agricultural products also increase, and the EGE is deemed very effective. Meanwhile, the displaced Greeks are given land, housing, and money to settle in Northern Epirus. The Lemnos-class is completed and the ships enter service. Greek naval officers begin exploring the potential for ship-to-ship missiles and rockets which could take the place of torpedoes. Thus, Greece asks Germany if it could send engineers to study rocket technology in Germany. Greek arms manufacturer Pyrkal produces the new Pyrkal EAT in great numbers. The Pyrkal EAT is offered to the United Kingdom and others as an option for a service rifle. (Mods and Players, Come get some guns!)
    • Greek Diplomats to the State of Northern Epirus: We again ask Northern Epirus if they would like to join the Hellenic State through a referendum.

Persia: The Reza Shah Jet-Class is nearly ready for production but needs further testing before being officially entered into service. The old Pahlavi Line is dismantled and rebuilt on the new border with Russia. The Shah visits Dagestan to check on its progress with building the Dagestan-Tehran road.

  • The Federation of India: With Nationalist movements from the Sikhs and Muslims, Prime Minister Nehru asks for peace, stability and unity on the Indian Subcontinent. Nehru recommends a semi-autonomous state in OTL Assam, Bangladesh and West Bengal called Bengal as a land for Muslims, Pourvedesh in Kashmir (OTL Kashmir, northern Pakistan, and Punjab), and Pakistan (OTL southern Pakistan), where India controls foreign affairs and protection, but the states would be allowed to form separate laws and government, so long as it is a democracy. The law is barely passed by the Indian legislature, and soon the states are created. Scientists are brought in from SADEP countries to help advance India into the modern age. India calls for an AMDEP meeting discussing the industrialization of the countries in the pact and to help stop the Chinese invasion of Tibet. (SECRET: Another topic on the table - Scientists lent from AMDEP countries to help create nuclear bombs for the pact.) (Mod response needed) India condemns the Chinese invasion of Tibet, a country of which the Dalai Lama, the leader of Buddhism and therefore leader of some 12 million in India, is a close ally of India and never truly belonged to China. India demands a free Tibet, and asks for the Commonwealth and the United States to help stop the atrocities committed by the Chinese soldiers in Tibet. (Player response for the Commonwealth, The United States, and China needed) We stake a claim to Antarctica - from 70° to 90° East from the South Pole to the tip of Antarctica. To cement the claim, Adithya Iyengar and a crew are sent on a mission to establish Iyengar Station on the Vestfold Hills in Antarctica. India renames SADEP to Asian Mutual Defense and Economic Pact, or AMDEP, in the possibility of more non-South-Asian countries joining.
    • SADEP Meeting #1:
      • What to rename SADEP to?
      • Persia's application to join.
        • Accepted
      • Industrialization
      • (Secret) Plans for a Nuclear bomb for the pact.
    • DIPLOMACY
      • On the anniversary of the start of the brutal suppression of Hindus in democracy in Indochina, India demands Indochina to pay reparations to the families of those killed in the war and that their education system includes teaching of the brutality of the war and condemns the effects. (Mod response needed)
      • India asks the majority Buddhist and Hindu and culturally-linked to India countries of Bhutan, Ceylon and Nepal if they would like to join India as an autonomous state. (Mod response needed)
        • These States kindly deny India’s proposal, citing their long tradition of being neutral and having been independent for a long time, though Ceylon might have a referendum on this. - Mod
        • Fair enough ...
      • India also asks Persia and Afghanistan if they want to join AMDEP. (Player response for Persia and Mod response for Afghanistan needed.)
        • Persian Diplomacy: What exactly is the AMDEP?
        • India: An economic, military and trade pact, and we might change the name if you, Afghanistan or Russia joins.
        • Persian Diplomacy: Persia wants to join.
      • Chinese Diplomacy: China condemns India's attempts to meddle in its internal affairs and states that the Chinese government has treated Tibet well, and denies any allegations that there were atrocities.
        • Indian Diplomacy: India is fine with the peace, so long as the Dalai Lama is still in charge and Tibet has partial autonomy.
      • Mod: The Sikhs demand a state of their own called “Khalistan” while they and the Muslims campaign for India to make these new states full-fledged federal states in the Federation, and for the name of the country to be named from the “Federation of India” to the “Federation of the Raj”.
        • The Federation of India Prime Minister Nehru agrees to most of the terms and to Khalistan (OTL Kashmir, Punjab and northern Pakistan), Bengal (OTL Assam, Bangladesh, and West Bengal), and Pakistan (OTL southern Pakistan) are created and admitted as a federal state in the Federation, although the name India is a tribute to the Indus River Valley Civilization, so Nehru decides not to rename the country unless the Muslims and Sikhs absolutely still want it. (Mod response needed)
          • The Sikhs and Muslims allow the country to remain “India"
          • Also Bangladesh is Muslim, the Sikhs are located around Kashmir and northern Pakistan. - Mod
          • Okay, I fixed it above. Instead of the Pakistani state, I created Khalistan in OTL Kashmir, Punjab and northern Pakistan, while Pourvedesh was renamed to Bengal in OTL Assam, Bangladesh and West Bengal.
          • Add Pakistan again, they are still Muslim as well. The rest is fine. - Mod
          • OK, I fixed it.
  • United States: Construction starts of the USS Nautilus, America's first nuclear powered submarine. Meanwhile, construction of the USS United States is nearly complete. In March President Long announces he will not seek a fifth term as President and endorses fellow Liberal Henry Wallace to run as President seeing as Vice President George H Earle III refused to run. In the Democratic primaries Wallace and his competitor Adlai Stevenson are neck and neck. However, Wallace and Stevenson are seen as normal Washington politicians as George "Blood'n Guts" Patton soars in popularity in his campaign as a Republican. Wallace wins the Democratic Nomination with Hubert Humphrey as his running mate. Patton easily wins the Republican nomination with Harold Stassen chosen as Patton's running mate. Election day on November 4th easily goes red. The Republicans win coast to coast, all across the North and even dig into the south with Texas, Florida, Tennessee, Virginia, Maryland, and Georgia called for Patton. Richard Nixon, meanwhile, settles to run a gubernatorial candidate in California for the 1953 midterms. The US doesn't ask for sanctions, but it does condemn the Chinese invasions of Tibet (you don't have to remind people y'know). Meanwhile, F-86 Sabre's are scrambled over Washington, DC, due to alleged UFO sightings over the White House. After hearing of some gunfire in the air, Project Blue Book is established following the incident. Work begins on a UN building in New York. Meanwhile, with Britain not enforcing any claims on Antarctica, USN ships and personnel establish Point Defek, named after Polar Expert Rear Admiral George Defek on the Antarctic Peninsula inside the British claim. Meanwhile, to counter Peru, we offer Colombia a chance to join GTO along with more US military assistance and US investment in the country. We offer the same thing to Chile (Mod Responses). The M48 Patton tank is entered into service. Meanwhile, B-47 Stratojets see their first overseas deployment over in Italy.
    • Chile agrees, but Colombia is hesitant. -Mod
  • Norway: Though quite late to the race for Antarctica, we also have a claim to stake. We send our navy to claim Queen Maud Land, extending our claim all the way to the 90th Meridian East, all the way to the South Pole (unlike the OTL Norwegian claim on Antarctica until 2015), and outward to all waters around the claim up to the 60th Parallel South. We build defensive forts and research centers in our claim in Antarctica. Trade with Russia through the Baltic Sea commences. The export of seafood, steel and textiles continues. Tourism continues to increase. Infrastructure is improved in major ways, such as the construction of highways, similar to and inspired by the German Autobahn. We apply to join the UN. (Mod Response Needed.)
    • Indian Diplomacy: India asks Norway to help stop the atrocities in the Sino-Tibetan war and support India in ultimate and sanctions against the Chinese. (See India above) also, we ask Norway to keep away from the 70th Parallel East to the 90th Parallel East in Antarctica as India has already claimed the 70th through the 90th Parallel East. Norway can keep Queen Maud Land.
    • Norwegian Dip: We apologize for the overlapping claim and withdraw from the Indian claim of Antarctic land. (Well, owning up to the 70th Parallel East is a step up from OTL.) We stay out of the Sino-Tibetan War, due to our neutrality. 


  • Hispania: We continue to prosper, as massive mining operations take place with us trading resources, causing a massive boom in the economy. We propose a meeting between the Brazilian leader and our leader, Antonio Vasquez, that will include both leaders visiting each other’s capitals and meeting each other there (YCASTO RESPONSE NEEDED!!). We continue to back our National Bolivarist brothers in Colombia, hoping to influence that country. We offer Colombia to join the Southern Strategic Alliance. (MOD RESPONSE NEEDED). The expansionist idea of “Gran Hispania” becomes an everyday struggle for the average Hispanic, as the Hispanian government ingrains the idea of a unified Latin America into the minds of Hispanics both in Hispania and in Latin America, we want every Latino and Latina to know the secret struggle that their governments refuse to show. Pan-Hispanic Propaganda is secretly spread throughout Bolivia and Colombia, hoping to expand our support base and influence these countries. We launch both cultural and economic missions to Bolivia and Colombia. Hispanian volunteers return home from Egypt with some of the equipment we sent there as heroes and massive parade is held in honor of them, and are declared “National Heroes and Defenders of Freedom and Self Determination of Minorities and Minor Nations”. The cult of personality of Vasquez and Bolivar is still prevalent in Hispanian society as it’s always been, Hispanic children sing songs that praise Vasquez and his leadership, while children sing marching songs during the Spanish American Wars of Independence that were about Bolivar. National Bolivarism continue to flourish as its economics the basis for the nation economy. Hispania is a semi-Federal State, though under Vasquez it’s really centralized around the government which is entirely controlled and run by him, but the current states of Hispania are: the State of Zela (Ecuador); named after the General Francisco Antonio de Zela and the State of Mateo; named after General Mateo Pumacahua. The Patriotic Armed Forces of Hispania continues to modernize and train its soldiers, the navy gets numerous new, modern ships, while the air force Tests our its prototype jet engine (which is a success). Total respect for Antonio Vazquez is taught to all Hispanians, either young or old, with even the eldest person in the country hanging a portrait of Vasquez in her bedroom and giving Latin salutes. We ccontinue to develop our Antarctic territory with building many more research centers and military bases along with a small hospital. We begin work on a national highway system based on that of the Reichsautobahn in Germany; the transnational highway system is called the “Pan-Hispanic Highway” and many construction companies sign up to help build the Pan-Hispanic Highway, with jobs opening up for millions. To counter America, we offer Colombia even MORE military support and armaments along with economic investment, and reminds the government who supported their cause during WW2 and who that Colombia needs to stick with its Latin Brothers in order not to succumb to blatant US tricks and lies. Hispania announces her bid for the 1954 FIFA World Cup as a chance to show off her develop as a self-reliant nation over the years and the strength of the Hispanic People. We send diplomats to China requesting they trade coal with us, in exchange we will send them rubber (KNIGHTS RESPONSE NEEDED!). We declare our support for North Italy sending weapons, ammo, volunteers, and investment to help prop it up; propaganda depicts the Italian Social Republic as “Fighters of the long lasting struggle for Italian Self-Determination and Independence from foreign nations, the Fascists in Italy are true Italians and shall save Italy. Chairman Luis Prestes of Brazil arrives in Lima today, and is greeted by a large crowed of nationalistic and proud Hispanians, who wave stick flags of Brazil and Hispania’s flag. The chairman gets out of the car upon arriving at a restaurant, the best in Hispania, and is greeted by two Bolivar Youth members, one boy and one girl, and they greet him in Portuguese while giving him some flowers. The chairman proceeds up the steps where he is greeted by the President of the Congress, Daniel Tapia, who welcomes him to Hispania, they then both proceed up the steps and into the restaurant where they sit down and order their food and eat. After eating the chairman and the president leave the restaurant and get into the car where a motorcade begins; the President of Congress during this time gives a tour of the city with the motorcade passing by famous monuments and landmarks while passing by a large crowd of excited people. After the tour, the car arrives at the Palace of Pizarro, the main residence of the Director and where he leads the nation; the President and the Chairman are greeted the Director (the official title of the head of Hispania), who welcomes the chairman to Hispania; the two enter the palace where they sit down and talk, their fancy chairs side-by-side. After they finish their meeting, the chairman departs back to Brazil.
    • Chinese Diplomacy: China agrees to Hispania's proposed coal-rubber trade deal.
    • Fascist Italy Dip: Italian Social Republic is grateful for the Hispanic support, Farinacci, Minister of Propaganda is portraying Hispania as "blood brother" of Italy. The Republic offers Hispania to move its embassy from Rome to Mantua. The Foreign Minister Dino Grandi has stated: "We have to fight an American threat to other nations, and together we're stronger."
      • We move our embassy to Rome. -Hispania
    • Brazil Dip: Brazil gladly accepts the invitation.
  • Republic of China: With the successful conquests in the west, Sinkiang is restored as a province of China (which it had been originally made in 1886) while the Nationalist government reorganizes Tibet and Mongolia as special regions. For Mongolia, the Chinese Republic invokes the Eight Articles enforced by Xu Shuzheng in 1919 that ended Mongolian autonomy, which place it under Chinese sovereignty. Han Chinese are encouraged to settle in the province, refugees displaced by the Sino-Japanese War that have not yet settled down are offered plots of land in Mongolia by the government. Propaganda encourages the Mongols in Outer Mongolia to follow the example of their brethren in Inner Mongolia and accept the Five Races Under One Flag concept, as members of the Chinese nation. Due to the region's small population, over time it is expected they will be a minority compared to the Han Chinese, just as in Inner Mongolia. A High Commissioner is appointed by Beijing to rule over Mongolia. In Tibet, the situation is different. The Nationalist government grants the Dalai Lama and his local tribal authorities extensive autonomy in managing domestic affairs, while requiring Tibet to nominally be under Chinese sovereignty and relinquish all other functions, such as defense and foreign relations, to the Chinese Republic. Although Chinese immigration into the area is allowed, it is not as actively encouraged as into Mongolia. Sinkiang is restored as a province and Sheng Shicai along with other members of his clique are executed for treason (collaboration with the Soviets). Sinkiang is placed under a temporary military government as the Chinese state fully re-establishes control over the region. China denounces India's attempts to meddle in its internal affairs. Provincial elections are held throughout all of the provinces (not including Sinkiang, Mongolia or Tibet). The National Elections Commission is able to effectively manage and carry out the elections after the last couple of years of preparation, and political parties have campaigned in provinces as well, learning lessons from the 1950 parliamentary elections. The Nationalists have gained majorities in the assemblies of 31 provinces, while the Progressive Democrats manage to gain majorities in four. The elections were conducted on time and effectively. The reconstruction and economic development continues, with Sun Fo stating that China is opening itself up for business with European and other foreign companies. The Ministry of Defense studies the lessons of the Sino-Japanese War and the National Army begins testing its first native-built tanks, armored cars, and planes. The Republic of China Air Force is formally established as an independent branch, with a pilot training school established in Chengdu.
    • Hispanian Dip: We fully support China’s claim on Xinjiang, Tibet and Mongolia and tells everyone else to stick their noses out of Chinese affairs.
    • Indian Diplomacy: India is fine with the peace, so long as the Dalai Lama is still in charge and Tibet has partial autonomy. That was the goal of India throughout the demands.
  • Kingdom of Arabia: Technology and economy continue to be improved. Radios continue to be more prevalent and popular across the nation, as are national sports. King Zeid announces Arabia's bid for being in the World Cup of 1954. The navy continues to be improved, with Persia supporting the conversion of a battle cruiser into an aircraft carrier, the first Arab aircraft carrier in the Mediterranean. Arabia purchases many planes and tanks from Greece to improve our military. Prototype jet engines taken from the campaigns in the Caucasus are studied and improved, for the hope of creating a jet engine for the Arab military in the future. oil and agricultural products are also exported, especially through the Anatolian pipeline. The popularity of radio continues to bring in Nationalist propaganda into the nation, bolstering the Ba'athist party. The Ba'athists in Parliament continue to be a rival against the Wahhabis, although they continue to hold out much power. 
  • Russia: Our domestic rebuilding, infrastructure and education projects continue. Reparations are fully paid. We condemn China for annexing Sinkiang and Mongolia rather than making them independent, and would like China to ensure us that they have no plans to invade us. In the UN we bring up the fact that it is ambiguous as to whether or not we needed to leave Mongolia, as that clause of the Oslo Treaty is unclear, and argue that Mongolia should be an independent nation. We further ask that the UN intervene in the Antarctic colonialization race, arguing to establish the Antarctic as a collaborative continent for science and exploration. We'll sell weapons, ships, tanks, aircraft, etc. to any non-Communist nation not in a civil war - other than China - that wants them.
    • Indian Dip: We invite Russia to the SADEP, an economic, military and trade pact, and consider changing its name if Russia joins.
  • People's Republic of Brazil: We continue to arm the Sandinista rebels due to their promising success. After one year of planning, the first measurements are done for the base of the Mae Patria statue in Rio and about 3000 people gathered to help at the building site. Even if Brazil is late for the race to Antarctica, the government declares its claim on the area of the Marie-Byrd-Land between 103° and 158° West in order for scientific research and the exploitation of suspected resources, a polar station will be build in September, when the weather is less harsh. Brazil declares itself officially non-aligned in the slowly emerging cold war between the US and the fascist governments of Europe, even though the government favors the US as their partner rather than any fascist and we call every nation who is afraid of a big conflict to join the pact of free states! The building of the highways continues with the technique of laying ferroconcrete panels over bases where the highway will follow. The panels are then secured with concrete and metal bars at the sides. This way many kilometers of street can be built rapidly. Conscription is now lowered that every soldier has only 18 months to serve instead of two years. In sports, the RBK Blumenau has ended his success with three of their best striker players injured, Grêmio Porto Alegre takes their place as the winner of the league. In basketball, a riot between hardcore fans of Red Star Sampa and Pantera Belem breaks out with 12 people beaten so hard that they needed to spend a week in the hospital. These groups refer themselves as "Ultras", which consist mostly of young men and fanatic supporters of their respective team. This event led to the decision by the city of São Paulo to increase the police at any sport match. The Hispanian Director Antonio Vasquez was greeted greeted by his arrival on the 27th of september by important ministers and members of the Brazilian Workers Party and delegates of the youth wing of it, who gave him flowers and greeted him in Spanish. Later a military parade of over 5000 soldiers of the special forces was presented while group of 1000 students from all over Brazil holding up colored charts which created a picture of red and white which says "Brazil welcomes its friends from the west" in Spanish. After the parade, Vasquez and the Brazilian leader Prestes went to the finest restaurant in Rio to eat dinner and start not only more private conversations, but also political ones. The next day, famous sites of Rio are visited and they visit the presidential palace and discuss also the political situation of the world. On the third day after the meeting is officially finished, Vasquez is played the Hispanian national anthem by the national orchestra before he takes the train home.
  • The United Arab Republics: Infrastructure and economy continue being expanded. We begin to see a rise in tourism as westerners begin to study the "old word of the Egyptian people" AKA the Pyramids of Giza (and things of that sort). This is expanded as more and more people come from across the world to study the past Egyptian and now Libyan/Yemeni previous civilization.  The National Arms company continues its production of rifles and begins to ramp up production of radios, equipment and motorized vehicles, The AS-49 is worked on to become the new main semi-automatic rifle for the army. We begin to work on copying Soviet tank design from the late World War II forming an Egyptian copy of the T-34 and T-50 tank.The UAAF is training with goals of preparing for any upcoming wars the nation might face following the revolution. We establish the radio station "Voice of Arabs". For its first charter, the RCC (Revolutionary Command Council) begins to work nationalizing smaller Arab companies within the country. Muhammad and Nasser begins to consolidate power Pan-Arabist support within the Egyptian and Yemeni region by using mass media to paint the RCC as heroes of the revolution, or sending troops into the region to enforce "new laws". Following the advent of jet engines we begin to test out jet engines within the Libyan desert. We secretly start a nuclear program setting up bases in the Egyptian desert. We send an envoy to the Sudan region asking for a warming up of relationships between the two states by helping Sudanese infrastructure (MOD RESPONSE). The RCC calls for Arabs around the Arab and African world to prepare to get ready for "Wars of National Liberation". We begin to work on supplying African nationalist within the African region mostly by training them in the Libyan desert and hold discussions in Cairo, we train people and groups within the Mau Mau.
    • British Dip: Cease and desist the training of the Mau Mau or there will be consequences.
    • UAR: OK
  • United Kingdom: The first L1A2 are issued to units in Port Said with an additional 2000 soldiers being sent to Port Said along with further construction on the strategic defence lines surrounding the city. The soldiers in Port Said have automatic weapons, armoured personnel carriers, motor transport, armour, artillery, anti- tank equipment The three airbases at Cyprus are updated and maintained a number of squadrons of jet fighters and bombers are moved to Cyprus. We move three destroyers to Port Said and at Cyprus we station an aircraft carrier, two King George V-class battleships, four heavy cruisers, five light cruisers, three submarines and 16 destroyers. An additional 5000 soldiers are moved to Cyprus along with landing craft. Production continues on the L1A2 along with the Alexander tank and the de Haviland Venom. Orders for a new aircraft carrier and six new destroyers are placed. To combat issues in Kenya which we intend to give independence once the tribal cult has been suppressed we deploy 10,000 soldiers to the region. The first nuclear weapons are tested successfully this year.
  • Großdeutschland: The Jupiter-1 is being prepped for launch as the world's first artificial satellite. The Poseidon-2 rocket sees tests done. Firearm development sees many breakthroughs which in turn gives the Germans the upper hand in development. The Leopard and Puma tanks are developed while the “Freedom Fighter” heavy bomber is designed and produced. The Führer finds the film starring Charlie Chaplin as “a fascinating comedy with offensive humor portrayed in the best way possible”. As a reaction to the Poles, a harder grip of policing is put in place to ensure no violence breaks out. The Polish Government and German Government hold a conference making several pledges like expansion of Warsaw, advanced road networks, and improvement of wages. This shuts things down due to the movements lack of substance with the fascist government doing their best to deliver what they can. The UN complex sees significant expansion in Berlin. Two aircraft carriers begin being built under the North-Class with the the North being the biggest of them - slightly smaller than the Hannover with its completion expected next year. Plan Alpha is put in place to modernize and further expand our navy to compete with the Americans. Germany puts their bid for the World Cup.
    • Reichskommissariat Ukraine: Kiev sees new roads with higher road connections and transportation becoming more complex. Naval Dockyards are opened at the shore and with German funding, allow us to build our own fleet starting with two corvettes and three destroyers with 30 U-Boats docked at our waters. Educational facilities are expanded for schooling with agricultural development expanding at a healthy rate.
    • Reichskommissariat Poland: The Polish armed forces are expanded to 380,000. Warsaw continues to be rebuilt and developed while Krakow becomes a heart of business. WWII memorials are made for our fallen Polish troops and those of our allies.
  • Italian Social Republic: The Italian miracle is improving the GDP in fascist regions, the country manages the greatest factories such as Finmeccanica and Alfa Romeo. New innovative cars are created, the Giulia Sprint is on its way to be sent on the market. The University Politecnico di milano has been totally reconstructed. A new team wants to collaborate with Germany to study ballistic missiles balistic. Other recruits are called, 15,000 new 18ths can now form the XI Mas, stationed in Mestre, near Venice. Republican Aeronautics is reformed. G55 fighters are ordered: "they're not jets, but they'll garrison our cities for now". Finemccanica motorization development goes on.

1953

There is an unarmed uprising in Warsaw and surrounding Polish regions in contempt of German influence over the region.

Kuwait decides to join the Dominion of Arab States.

The entire continent of Antarctica briefly “disappears” for about 30 seconds before reappearing again with everything intact. The only way we know for sure it “disappeared” is because of local fishermen and the navies patrolling the Arctic waters as the people in Antarctica don’t remember anything going wrong, with their clocks not even registering the 30 seconds that passed.

Charlie Chaplin makes a movie called “League of Dictators” and is a satirical political movie. It portrays the dictators of fictional countries plotting against the democracies of the world. The dictators and countries in the movie are supposed to represent real life countries, with Charlie Chaplin’s goal being to ridicule the fascist countries of the world.

A group of fighter planes called “Flight 19” is lost in the area of the Caribbean called the “Bermuda Triangle”. They seemingly have disappeared, with all attempts to find out what happened to them, disappearing as well. (Yes, a little late I know).

The Netherlands will host the 1954 FIFA World Cup.

The United Nations condemns the actions of China in invading its neighbors. (Colgan don't remove this)

  • Persia: The Reza Shah Jet-Class is officially adopted by the air force and the process of modernizing the air force is underway. The three super heavy battleships and hybrid aircraft carriers are commissioned after having been built for Persia by the UK. This completes the first phase of Plan Abdullah. The Royal Special Forces branch of the army is created.
  • The United Arab Republics: Infrastructure and economy continue being expanded. We begin to see a rise in tourism as westerners begin to study the "old word of the Egyptian people" AKA the Pyramids of Giza (and things of that sort). This is expanded as more and more people come from across the world to study the past Egyptian and now Libyan/Yemeni previous civilization.  The National Arms company continues its production of rifles and begins to ramp up production of radios, equipment and motorized vehicles, The AS-49 is worked on to become the new main semi-automatic rifle for the army. We begin to work on copying Soviet tank design from the late World War II forming an Egyptian copy of the T-34 and T-50 tank.The UAAF is training with goals of preparing for any upcoming wars the nation might face following the revolution. We establish the radio station "Voice of Arabs". For its first charter, the RCC (Revolutionary Command Council) begins to work nationalizing smaller Arab companies within the country. Following the advent of jet engines we begin to test out jet engines in the Libyan Desert. We secretly start a nuclear program setting up bases in the Egyptian Desert with little to no progress. We send an envoy to the Sudan region asking for a warming up of relationships between the two states by helping Sudanese infrastructure (MOD RESPONSE). We begin to work on supplying African nationalist within the African region mostly by training them in the Libyan desert and hold discussions in Cairo. Elections are held within the RCC with Gamal Abdel Nasser being elected as Chairman of the RCC. Following this Nasser would like to open relationships with India by opening an embassy. With us joining an economic union with Brazil we would like to conduct trade among the two states. We send an envoy to Malcolm X to visit the nation of the UAR (MOD RESPONSE).
    • Sudan welcomes support from Egypt. -Mod
    • UAR Dip: Following this, over 10,000 UAR men are sent to the Sudan to work on infrastructure.
    • India: We welcome your embassy in New Delhi, and ask if we can open our own in Cairo. We also invite you to the Kathmandu Pact.
  • United States: New APC's and M48 Patton tanks roll off assembly lines to greater supplement US armored infantry and cavalry forces. The USAF and USMC also invest heavily in helicopters, with Sikorsky and Bell becoming fierce competitors. President-Elect Patton takes office starting as one of the most popular presidents right off the bat. His first act in office is to roll out sanctions on both China and Peru, China because of UN matters and Peru for other reasons. "This so-called Hispania, is the worst thing ever to happen to mankind on our god blessed world. This despotic dictatorship has seized its population by the brain and turned them into state zombies to advance the goals of their leader, twisting the ideas of the 'Southern Washington', Simon Bolivar. This is exactly the kind of nation Orwell warned of in his books and we must take steps in our own country, and around the globe, to ensure sons'a bitches like those in Peru don't think it's a good idea to create an authoritarian dictatorship." Following this speech, 10,000 US marines land in Nicaragua to intervene in the civil war and restore order. These men are equipped with the newest M2 Garand which can fire at 900 rpm in full auto. Outside of some weapons still seen in soldiers hands, the SMG and the BAR are almost completely fazed out of the US infantryman's weaponry. Operation Upshot-Knothole takes place in Nevada as a 11in howitzer fires a nuclear shell down range to the view of over a thousand spectators. Meanwhile, the Marshall Plan is set to end by next year. Meanwhile, the OSS forms Project MKUltra using LSD on test subjects. Meanwhile, Operation Castle Alpha is conducted in the South Pacific detonating a three megaton hydrogen bomb on Eniwetok Atoll. Castle Bravo is scheduled for 1954 at a yield of six megatons for detonation on Bikini Atoll. The USS United States is launched from Norfolk naval Yard. A shootout in Louisiana leads police to find the body of OSS operative Nathan Hale with a .45 caliber gunshot wound to the head. It is concluded that Hale had gone insane by attempting to contact another world and bring it through a portal. The man responsible, Joseph Capelli is nowhere to be found.
    • We criticize President Patton about how hypocryptic his speech is, as the regime he is supporting in Nicaragua is netorious for corruption and human rights abuses, and that his call for “freedom and democracy in South America” is nearly just another cover for America’s colonial operations in South America, and warns other nations to not trust the US.
    • I'm intervening to create a new government different from the two warring ones. -Orwell
      • Now you are. - Colgan
  • Indochina: With economic help from the Japanese, we are re-building the infrastructure of the country, mainly in the Southern region. Structures like bridges, buildings, opera houses, sport stadia, etc., from the French colonial times are being repaired and refurbished. To avoid ethnic conflicts, we limited Vietnamese dominance in the country. History textbooks are re-published so that schools are required to teach not just Vietnamese history but also Laotian and Cambodian history as well. Ethnic Vietnamese, Khmers and Lao can freely move and work anywhere in the country. The government explained this will make Indochina "a more perfect union of people". We are also trying to reduce poor households, mostly people in the rural and mountainous areas, but this remains a problem as natural disasters struck those areas a lot. Our main export product is still rice, but we are trying to export different products like coffee and sugarcanes.
    • UAR Dip: We would like to send voluntary workers to Indochina to help with the infrastructure.
      • Indochinese Dip: We accept.
    • India: We ask for a formal apology for the brutal war on Hinduism in the late 1940's, but seeing the states commitment to the people, we want to improve relations (and maybe have you join the Kathmandu Pact when you become democratic).
  • Republic of China: The Chinese government is surprised, as its liberation of its former territories is fully within international law, and states that any UN force entering China will be regarded as hostile. The Chinese National Army is put on alert. Premier Sun Fo also condemns any other foreign attempts to meddle in China's internal affairs, stating that they will receive a strong response and that China is not as vulnerable to foreign imperialism as it was in the 19th century. He also points out that the treaty of Oslo never mentioned anything about Mongolia's or Sinkiang's independence. Due to this development, China, while still remaining neutral in the developing Cold War and remaining a democracy, gravitates toward the fascist countries of Europe. The ROC officially recognises Fascist Italy. The Nationalist administration continues its administrative and economic reforms. Many railways, roads, bridges, and canals have been rebuilt, while major cities are being upgraded as newer and modernised infrastructure is being installed. Cities like Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Tianjin, Qingdao, and others are becoming bustling metropolises as more Chinese move into urban zones and the economy continues to grow. More independent media is established, including newspapers, and more Chinese have access to them. Political parties become more organised on the local level. The NRA stands at one million active troops in peacetime and continues testing tanks and armoured cars, having three mechanised divisions being established with them. The ROCAF begins developing jet engine aircraft. The National Assembly will vote on reintroducing conscription next year in light of the foreign threat.
    • I deleted the UN turn, so don’t worry about making your territory independent. - Mod
    • OCC: A tad bit biased, there, Colgan, I say.
    • Not biased, actually.
      • Regardless of bias, the event stands. -Steph
    • Russia: While the treaty didn't specify "independent", it also didn't specify a timeline for our withdrawal, how our withdrawal is dealt with (which was by granting them independence), and it didn't even define which regions fall under this category (for example, the clause may apply to Mongolia not Sinkiang, or vice versa). Even still, Russia asks China to negotiate with us (and other relevant parties) about Sinkiang and Mongolia.
      • Italian Social Republic Dip: The republic is glad to know that China has recognized our legitimate government. The foreign affairs department's head Dino Grandi has stated: "We approve what China is doing, in the name of the Oslo Treaty, from now on we will recognize Sinkiang and Mongolia part of Chinese territory and we close our embassy in Sinkiang".
      • India: We stand by the UN and Russia, although we also stand to negotiate with Russia and China over the border dispute, and are happy to host the negotiations in India.
        • China: The Chinese Foreign Ministry states that they are willing to hear the negotiations from Russia, India and the UN, but contend that Xinjiang and Mongolia are both fully part of China and that the mistake of 1911 cannot be undone until both of them are under Chinese sovereignty. In the meantime, the forces in Mongolia under Marshal Sun Liren are reinforced to 200,000 troops and the local administration continues to function as normal. The 350,000 troops are maintained in Xinjiang under Marshal Bai Chongxi.
      • Russia: Since India so graciously offered to host, we present our proposal at the Treaty of Lucknow.
  • Italian Federal Kingdom: Following a referendum, 51% of the nation voted to restore the Monarchy as Prime Minister Giovanni Messe announced that Prince Ferdinand Pius, the current pretender to the throne of the Kingdom of Two Sicilies and grandson of King Ferdinand II of the Two Sicilies would become the new King of Italy as Ferdinand III. A second referendum resulted in 47% of the nation voting to keep Leo XIV as the current meaning that Benedict XVI will become the new pope. With these results Italy has begun rebuilding as major cities continue to recover from the war. The Italian economy has also fully recovered with the nation having a better GDP then the Social Republic of Italy. The Italian Co-Belligerent Army know renamed to the Italian Federal Army is increased to 950,000 men as the Italian government refuses to open the borders with the Social Republic. Operation Renaissance begins as Giovanni Messe orders the military along with the police to hunt down any fascists - including those who have ties to the Fascist Northern Italy. Fascism is officially banned as Project Fascistproof begins as the construction of a massive fortified wall begins on the border in Northern Italy as the government sees this as the ultimate solution against the expansion of fascism. Once the wall is complete there will be some areas that will allow people to enter and leave the nation as they will be guarded by the military in order to prevent fascists from entering the nation.
    • Italian Social Republic Dip: Dino Grandi, head of the Foreign Affairs Department: "Those ridiculous elections are taking Italy back in the past. Monarchy restoration is dangerous to world development and the power of the country's citizens, but the most horrible act is to build that wall, wasting resources to divide Italians. This is not what we wanted! Every Italian there will agree with us! Tear down that wall!" Valerio Borghese, head of the Resistance Dep: "Hunting all fascists is an act of aggression, we won't tolerate anyone to hurt who believes in our ideology, we ask for every captured fascist to be sent to our country"
    • Italian Federal Kingdom Dip: Alcide De Gasperi, Minister of Foreign Affairs: "The Monarchy has been elected fairly and thi wall is to protect the nation from your ideology which almost plunged Italy in a Civil War more than 30 years ago. And if this is not what you wanted then why did you establish a fascist government in the first place. Our decision to build a wall is to protect our nation from falling into anarchy. We won't send captured fascists to Northern Italy as they will be sent to re-education camps were they will learn to know the values of Capitalism and Democracy and turn them into people who support Freedom and democracy."
    • German Response: These events will not be taken lightly and if it is aggression you desire, we shall deliver. Either You halt the construction of the barrier or we shall do it for you. This is final!
  • Hispania: Hispania continues to prosper. With the US slapping on sanctions, we call on the entirety of South America to embargo US goods, and to compensate for a loss of goods, we will increase trade of these goods with the countries that embargoed the US. (MOD RESPONSE NEEDED!). We decide to slap on sanctions of our own, restricting trade of rubber and other valuable minerals to the US. Due to the sanctions on our ally China and on Hispania herself, anti-US Propaganda hits an all-time high, with propaganda calling the US “Satan’s Domain” littered all over the streets of major cities and villages. We spread anti-US propaganda throughout the continent, while troops in Nicaragua hand out Anti-US propaganda posters as well; we ban all US citizens from entering the nation unless they are Hispanics themselves, in which they shall be thoroughly searched and interrogated before being allowed to enter the country. Patriotism arises in the nation as people spill into the streets after hearing of the Fiendish US and their sanctions, the people demand justice! In other news, Antonio Vasquez declares Hispanian News to be “the Least Biased News in the World” with him putting the US as having “the Most Biased News in the World”. We continue to fund the National Bolivarist faction in Colombia. We implement the Bolivar Plan, which essentially will help develop impoverished and underdeveloped Latin American nations. We develop new jet engine models and begin making new plane designs to fit the new engines and technology, and with that, we arm our nation with fighter jets. Our Pan-Hispanic Highway project continues to expand across the nation in order to further connect the population; we offer Colombia and Bolivia to join the Pan-Hispanic highway project so we can bring our people and nations together. (MOD RESPONSE NEEDED!). With Colombia agreeing, Hispanian Construction Companies begin cooperating with Colombian Construction Companies to plan out the future Construction of the Pan-Hispanic Highway in Colombia. We are sad Bolivia has declined our very generous proposal, but still continue to send investors and continue to spread anti-American and pro-Hispania propaganda, alongside teaching about pan-Hispanic ideas to Bolivian children and adults. We continue to reaffirm our support and recognition of China’s right to own Tibet, Mongolia, and Xinjiang, with all maps in Hispania showing these regions as a part of China. We also begin printing maps showing Italy unified under the fascist government, further reinforcing our support and recognition for North Italy, and making sure all Hispanics know this as well.
    • Nearly all South American leaders laugh at the absurd notion that Peru could match the United States in production capacity. They decline.
    • We tell the nations of South America that Hispanics can match the whites in the north in everything, including production capacity. We also tell them that Peru no longer exists, only Hispania.
    • The President of Argentina has to explain to Peru that it has a population less than one-tenth that of the United States and a GDP per capita that is less than one-quarter.
    • We laugh at Argentina, telling them that we know our own country.
    • Colombia agrees to the highway project, but Bolivia declines under Argentine Pressure.
  • The Second Hellenic Republic: The Provisional National Assembly becomes the Hellenic National Assembly following the first elections in nearly two decades. Nikolaos Plastiras is elected to the Prime Ministership where he and his allies begin undoing some of the damage of dictatorship. The Hellenic Phalanx is re-organized under traditional military elements and become a peacekeeping corps in the Hellenic Army. Meanwhile, relations with the United States are improved. Nikolaos Plastiras asks to purchase rocket technologies from the United States. Shipbuilding grows increasingly competitive in Greece, while shipping remains a strong source of income and investment. The result of the decade of prosperous trade has been the development of a new development: Containerized Shipping. This development allows Greek ships to rapidly expand, capturing a new high of 24% of the global shipping market and launching the Greek Merchant Navy to the largest merchant fleet in terms of tonnage. This increases revenue drastically as profits explode. The Veterans Bill allows for large scale education in Greece. Government spending is directed toward improving the economic competitiveness of Greece through infrastructure and education. Greek olive oil production increases by ten percent, and exports explode. Other Greek agricultural products also increase thanks to commercialization of the EGE. Greek naval officers begin exploring the potential for ship-to-ship missiles and rockets which could take the place of torpedoes.' Greek arms manufacturer Pyrkal produces the new Pyrkal EAT in great numbers. The Pyrkal EAT is offered to any interested nation as an option for a service rifle. (Mods and Players, Come get some guns) Greece also asks to purchase Russian rocket technology and a selection of Russian Jet Fighters and Ground Attack Aircraft. (Vat Response, Please)
    • Northern Epirus: With the Greek Majority, the nation votes in a referendum to rejoin the Hellenic Republic.
  • Kingdom of Arabia: Television begins to be introduced for the first time in the nation, broadcasting only Egyptian, Turkish and British channels. Radio continues to be popular among the nation, as is exporting oil from the Anatolian pipeline. Railroads are used across the nation, but some highways begin being built between major cities. Arab nationalism continues to grow in popularity among the younger generation, as is the power of the Ba'athist party in Parliament. However, the Wahhabi party continues to hold on to much power there. The military buys much new hardware from both Greece and Russia: modern assault rifles, Russian tanks to complement the older panzers, and pre-jet Russian planes. Research continues in reproducing the jet planes seized from Russia. King Zeid becomes the first Arab monarch to be broadcast over the radio. The former British bases in Gaza are revoked, due to not needing a military presence there. At the same time, two military bases are granted to Turkey for use in the region of Jeddah. During government reforms, the Jewish autonomous region is clearly defined as including coastal cities of Haifa and Tel Aviv, Galilee and the central Judean region including the Jewish quarter of Jerusalem. We ask to buy a pocket battleship and four heavy cruisers from Greece, and we will buy two light cruisers and three destroyers from Turkey (GREECE and TURKEY response). The money for these purchases will be segmented over the next few years to pay off our military debt.
    • Agreed, Greek naval designers will begin work on a modernized version of the Hermes-class and a slightly heavier version of the Lemnos for Arabian use. Furthermore, the sale of the Pyrkal EAT is approved.
  • Italian Social Republic: As the government has known of the referendum in the rest of Italy, doubts started growing in the cabinet. In Verona, the Bishop affirmed: "The pope is not someone that people from any country can choose, the enlightened archbishops have the the right to choose him. Everyone that feels as a Catholic believer in God should hear those words and restore the papacy to its old enlightened glory! Not as a puppet of many. That's why we, in collaboration with the Patriarch of Venice, have decided to not recognise this pope and every pope since communist domination being not elected by bishops but chosen by countries. The people can't guide the Church, they need someone to show them the way! It is the Church that shows it to people! So if you, Catholics from every part of the world, don't agree with this referendum, join us! Give us trust! Give trust to the new "Vera Fede" (True faith)! I invite countries with official religions to change from Roman Catholic, to Vera Catholic, free from the strings of the US revolt againt the tyrant! People of Italy! And let the True faith guide you! Resist to the evil governments" The Vera Fede wants to restore the old order to Catholic Church, its ideological Main city is Rome, while its official is Verona. The Italian Social Republic changes its religion to Vera Catholic. What impact will this have in world's religion? (MOD RESPONSE, PLEASE). Meanwhile, all regions have gone out of the post war crysis increasing their GDP. Alfa Romeo launches the new Spider, Giulietta and Giulia selling them all over the world. Fascist Finmeccanica starts working to jet propelled airplanes studying the MiG 15 projects from WW2. The army motorization progress goes on, other 15,000 soldiers join the army forming the XII MAS. Now the Esercito Repubblicano has 60,000 men that will be sent on the border and garrisoning main cities. The Politecnico di Milano offers UAR to join in cooperation to develop a new missile. The history section asks permission to visit the Giza Pyramids and to set up headquarters in Cairo (UAR RESPONSE). The government asks Germany to send Luftwaffe divisions to Camp Ederle in Veneto with the goeal of defending Southern Großedeutschland and the Italian Social Republic (Germany response needed). 
    • German Response: We fully agree and send several of our modern divisions to Italy.
    • Many in North Italy unsure without this new form of Catholicism, though go along with it as everything the government says is truth right? Edgar Puaud Of France supports this new type of Catholicism, declaring that “the statements of the Duce in Northern Italy are true and fully expose the evil that has corrupted traditional Catholic beliefs, we can only blame the corrupt Italian businessmen and their western allies.”
  • Großdeutschland: Project Snowball, a test on an attempt to release the light energy within the mysterious creature emits a large blast and emits a large scale EMP wave that stops clocks. For 30 seconds, everyone's memory of what had happened is disconnected from reality with no recollection of any events except a large blast of light. A storage unit operating to try to store the energy exceeds maximum capacity with the material identified as an Unknown element called Unerminum. It has a slight radiation level to it but not much is known. The Germans put full funding into the Dutch fields and Networks for the World Cup. Poseidon-2 rockets are tested with a nuclear warhead and succeed with a large explosion recorded in the Arctic Ocean. Eva's Hammer, a U-Boat begins being built to become the largest U-Boat of the Kriegsmarine capable of carrying aircraft and launch attacks from below. Multipurpose fighter jet research leads the German luftwaffe to place a final design on a new class named the Horten Fg-1. With supplies being driven to the Italians, they are now well equipped and well supplied. The Venedig Express is established as our first jet powered trains make their runs from Munich to Venedig. Danemark sees infrastructural development with German technology being implemented into the society. As the baby boom intensifies, more Germans move to Danemark and Poland. Jews in their communities happen to form and operate popular shopping districts. The Jupiter-1 is placed in orbit as the world's first satellite. We plan to put our first man in space via rocket two years from now. The Sun Gun model is reviewed with Von Braun and he develops a model for an operatable machine that may also provide the Reich a Space Station. Funds begin to be put aside for such measures with testings of rockets and spacecraft are worked out and developed. Höss stays in Antarctica in the winter for two weeks with he and his family having a photo taken near a group of penguins. The German Economy remains bustling and funds for fascist movements continue to be funded heavily in France and Italy. Funds of Far Right Values are also put into Mesoamerica. The Fhürer takes a lax approach to the Charlie Chaplin film and reviewers and critics take it to be a fun political parody with the audience in select theatres where the film was viewed also had good reviews with them seeing a similar message of political humor. The Machine Pistol is added to the German Common Infantry weapons while population growth allows us to continue holding a steady military size of eight million men with reserves added on. Game Shows begin to be a growing popular sight on television. Horten Ho 230's are put in place in Italy with Zebra-1 tanks and Leopard-1 tanks also being moved over. Professional training is delivered to Italians with heavy amounts of equipment also given. Heavy bombers are produced to expand the capabilities of the Luftwaffe and air superiority. Our Navy remains to be strong with several more Bavarian-class battleships beginning to be constructed along the Baltic Coast. Note: I accidently mentioned my resolution and reaction to the Poles previously in my last turn.
    • Greece asks to purchase German rocket technology (not the Poseidon-2, just general propulsion for smaller rockets in the 1000 lb total weight range).
    • Italian Social Republic Dip: Pietro Mannelli, head of the Mediations with Germany Department thanks the country and orders the forming modern armored divisions with the newly arrived supplies.
    • No space stations for a while. -Mod
  • Turkey: The Turkish military continues the production of jets and warships. New tank designs are produced and tested, with the T53 Hamidiye modern tank entering mainstream production and limited use by the end of the year. With the purchase of British jets and the native production of the S51, almost half of the air force is comprised of jet powered aircraft, with more on the way. Internal production and resource allocation is restructured to allow the Turkish armed forces and industry to support such projects. In addition, the Turkish military is impressed by Greece's development of assault rifles, and asks to purchase 100,000 and associated production rights (Greece response, please). The government also hopes to purchase the aircraft carrier of the Russian Black Sea Fleet after being offered (Russian response, please). Turkish troops and a few small ships and fighters are stationed at the military bases in Jeddah, as provided by the Arabian government, for which Turkey offers profound thanks. With tensions heating up in the world and noting Turkey's substantial progress in the pursuit of true democratic governance, international institutions, and negotiations with Kurdish groups, Turkey formally applies to join the GTO (American and British replies, please). Related to that aspect, the Turkish government begins surveillance of the National Party and its paramilitary Greyshirts after four of them are implicated in the murder of a Turkish mayor. A population boom, ongoing since the end of the war, continues, but begins to peter out. A group of veterans from WWII that served in the Free Azerbaijan Army, disgruntled by their country's annexation by Persia, form the Army of Fire group, an underground association dedicated to freeing Azerbaijan and currently unknown to the authorities. Development of Turkmenistan's military and economic capabilities continues, as does increasing the strength of its political institutions. In negotiations with the Kurds, the Turkish government puts forth a compromise proposal where the Kurds would not get an autonomous region but they would be recognized as an ethnic group and restrictions on their language repealed, with provision for education in certain schools (essentially what Turkey did in 1991 OTL) (Mod response, please). Internationally, Turkey does not recognize the invasion of Xinjiang as legitimate and officially puts out a statement supporting the UN's declaration. Turkey offers to host and support an East Turkestan government-in-exile and communicates this to members of the Xinjiang monarchist faction that fled abroad (Mod response, please). 
    • Georgia: Infrastructure projects go well, as does the development of the local military. Political institutions are ongoing in their efforts to develop and strengthen so as to provide the people of Georgia a better and more reliable system of government. 
    • Armenia: The Armenian provisional government and its Turkish backers continue to take steps to locate and destroy ALR hideouts throughout the countryside. Border security is increasing thanks to bigger steps taken by the Turkish military. In some respects, the Armenian police force almost resembles a military branch as it has stepped up to aid its Turkish backers, although heavy weapons are still out of their hands. However, the ALR continues to be a threat, and despite attempts at negotiations the end of the conflict does not appear to be in sight. 
    • Crimea: The Crimean government continues to train its military and strengthen its fortifications around the country. Efforts to increase tourism bear fruit, as larger numbers of tourists from Turkey and parts of Europe visit the newborn country. Laws are passed strengthening the position of the Crimean Tatar identity as the main ethnic group but also supporting the existence and education of the many other ethnic groups within Crimea in their own language. 
    • Greece is willing to accept 250,000 guns up-front and production rights after that.
    • The Exiled Government of East Turkestan agrees to the offer gratefully.
    • The Kurds would like to see more autonomy, but are willing to negotiate
      • Turkey proposes that local Kurdish councils have fiscal autonomy over issues that don't involve national security.
    • Chinese Diplomacy: China sees Turkey's actions with the exiled government as an affront to Chinese sovereignty and cuts off diplomatic relations with Turkey.
    • Indian Diplomacy: We invite Turkey to the Kathmandu Pact.
  • People's Republic of Brazil: Due to the American claim on Mary-Byrd-Land, Brazil moves its claim farther west of the Graham Peninsula and claims the Weddell Sea including the islands in the bay, bordering Neuschwabenland in the west, yet we prefer to sign a treaty with our new neighbors to make the claims clear (ORWELL/GERMANY RESPONSE, PLEASE). The Mãe Patria statue is now begun to be constructed, with the statue and the shield are completed but the statue itself is far from being done. Infrastructure is also improved with the highway called Autoestrada Pacífica, consisting of the Highways 2, 4 and 6 between the state of Rio Grande del Sur and the state of Bahia all done with the method of panel-laying in the extreme speed of only one year. To counter the fueling of the Nicaraguan civil war by American forces, 20,000 volunteers and veterans who are familiar with jungle terrain and guerrilla warfare, and Brazilian scientists encourage the local advisors of the Sandinistas to use experimental phosphorous ammunition, which starts to "burn" when it is shot into the target and creates burns inside of the victim, leading to a heavy injuries and often a painful death. We call Hispania to step down on their demands for an embargo because the nations of South America are not self-reliant enough to counter the imperialism of the US. A well working economic alliance is way more promising and effective. The national team under the leadership of coach Leônidas da Silva is now eager to fight for the World Cup title and trains the same team as in 1950, but changes tactics slightly and some players that proved to be weaker than the average standard are replaced with younger and new players. In the sports league inside of Brazil Grêmio Porto Alegre, SC Internacional and RBK Blumenau are known as the "deamons from the south", because they are not only the best teams in their state of Rio Grande de Sul but also in the Series as the major football league is renamed by this year. Grêmio was the winner again by far. The Ultra culture is also part of the fanbase of football with many clubs having now Ultra groups. In basketball, more violence happens in smaller scale with tiny brawls between drunken fans in the inner city after the games. In the Copa de Basquetbol de Brasil Red Star Sampa can't regain its former strength completely and is mostly overshadowed by Pantera Belem and CR Flamengo. 
  • Russia: Ah, the smell of capitalism. Everything is for sale! For a high price, your country could be the next owner of a former-Soviet fighter, bomber, aircraft carrier, battleship, tank, etc. We will sell to any non-communist country not in a civil war - other than China. Speaking of capitalism, Russia's economy is experiencing a huge post-war boom, thanks to foreign investment, strategic rebuilding after the war, privatization, and the government income from selling land and military equipment, which has then been invested in education, rebuilding, and infrastructure. The new Russian Stock Exchange sees our new large private companies booming. Pretty quickly, Rostov and Konstantingrad are engaged in a big competition for car production. Rostov becomes associated with Don Automobile Company, or DAK, which becomes the most profitable Russian company, whereas Konstantingrad becomes associated with DAK competitor AvtoRus and luxury brand Zvyagin. The car industry becomes increasingly successful in Russia, and many other industries develop as a result. The largest company in Russia becomes Yugstal, a steel company centered in Volgograd, which becomes the "Russian Pittsburgh", and pun-based graffiti in Volgograd reads, "Stalin died here in 1921, but steel was born here in 1948". Other companies begin to boom, including rubber and oil, related to the car industry. Additionally, the stock market boom causes banks to do increasingly well. Our educational program has ended, with several universities built and all World War II veterans successfully enrolled. Moscow and Konstantingrad are now fully rebuilt, and Stolitsa is set to be opened next year as the new capital city, one year ahead of schedule. Compulsory military service is ended as part of our ongoing program to decrease the size of our military. The party holds is new elections for Vozhd, and the Grand Council re-elects Rodzaevsky with a margin of 118-11-2. Rodzaevsky's first order of business in his second seven-year term is to invest greatly in infrastructure, with two main projects: First, a massive rail line will be constructed linking the oil fields of northern Siberia to the trans-Siberian railway, in order to increase oil production. Next, a large highway system is to be constructed linking Stolitsa, Rostov, Konstantingrad, Moscow, Volgograd, Kazan, Samara, Nizhny Novgorod, Perm, Ufa, and Yekaterinburg, but also improving the links between cities and their suburbs. This investment is designed to encourage car use and boost the car-related industries. Of course, this is accompanied by an ongoing propaganda campaign to buy Russian. Since all media is state-run, we begin to diversify radio and television channels, creating programs for sports, business, music, comedy, theater, and news. Meanwhile, the Rodzaevsky League is established for football in Russia, and competition begins in an organized club setting throughout the nation. We make two proposals in foreign politics. First, we propose a convention with China, India, and the "BIG Four" powers to discuss China's invasions of Mongolia, Sinkiang, and Tibet, The Treaty of Lucknow. Second, we propose a global treaty agreeing to treat Antarctica as a globally shared continent for science and exploration, not military or colonialism.
    • India Diplomacy: India agrees to join the first proposed convention and asks who the "Big Four" are, but declines to sign the Antarctic treaty, as India has recognized claims on the landmass. We invite Russia as a Security Council member to the Kathmandu Pact. Applications on the page.
  • Federation of India: The Kathmandu Pact keeps expanding. An economic, technologic, and military alliance, India's scientific research department keeps growing. Nuclear Fission is experimented with, and Antarctica's disappearance is investigated further by Indian scientists. Tata, the major car company in India, gets a new competitor - Gandhi Technologies, founded by the Muslim CEO, Ahmed Alvi. Before a small startup, the increase in TV and car demand made Gandhi Technologies a large, competitive company. Infrastructure projects, funded by the Connect India non-profit and government funds, brings electricity, running water, and infrastructure to villages in India. With elections the next year, Prime Minister Nehru announces his bid for presidency next year, along with Shripad Amrit Dange, a member of the Indian Communist Party, although Nehru is expected to win by large margins. TV gets popularized in India and the stock market explodes. The Indian Cricket League is founded with teams from 15 cities (Mumbai, Bombay, Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai, Kolkata, Jaipur, Lucknow, Dhaka, Chittagong, Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, and Indore) are created. Turkey, the United Arab Republics and Russia are invited to the Kathmandu Pact
  • Royal Federation of Congo and Burundi-Rwanda: The nightmare of Leo Petellion is over. Askaris revolt, removing him from office. A "coalition" government is created. To create balance, Prime Minister is the white Hendrik Cornelis. The president is Laurent Mbariko. Meanwhile, not all is bad. Literacy and college rates have increased quite a bit. A new black middle-class has formed. Industries are quite large. Gun factories, tank factories, and aircraft factories are converted (these exist due to Leo Petellion's policy of making the Congo a giant weapons powerhouse) to civilian uses. Gun factories are turned into textile factories, while former tank factories, particularly light tank factories produce cars. (not all are converted, by the way). AMC 35 tanks, the ones still being produced, are upgraded quite a bit. Meanwhile, the first Congolese car, "The African" is produced, with mass production commencing. (quality is not very high yet.) SABCA S.47 continue production. Also SABCA S.45bis medium bombers are converted into airliners, to get an aerospace industry started. With farming, the constitution will protect White land. However, they can sell it if they want. Some White land gets legally sold, beginning a prosperous black farming class which will expand. Meanwhile, villages are moved into co-operatives, where modern techniques are taught. Education is secularized and increased. The Trans-Congo railroad continues operations. Administration is divided ethnically into federal states. For checks and balances further, Mutara III Rudahigwa is crowned with very limited powers, but can call for intervention from the military should unconstitutional acts occur.

1954

The United Nations supports the resolution of peace between Russia and China in the Treaty of Lucknow. Additionally, the UN proposes to create an Antarctic Treaty to settle the disputed land claims, and ensure that no militarization of Antarctica takes place.

    • Little to late on that. Also why do we NEED an Antarctic Treaty? For once can we do something with Antarctica.

Pope Benedict XVI dies of a stroke. The Cardinals confer to the newly-created Vatican State to elect a new pope. In the meantime, the Vatican Secretary of State makes clear his intentions that this Conclave will amend the current religious controversy of "Vere Fede" once and for all.

Yugoslavia falls into civil disorder as Macedonia vies for independence. A stronger movement in the nation moves to dismantle the authoritarian government for a more liberal federal republic.

Many people in Cambodia push the independent Indochina government to pay reparations for the genocide committed by the Japanese in the Second World War. A new Khmer insurgency, from a more radical faction, also slowly begins to be organized.

As the Islamic insurgencies in Indonesia spread, they simultaneously become more disorganized, with multiple different groups causing violent actions in Borneo, Sumatra and Sulawasi separately.

A Hispanian Defector, Named Sierra Alicia, Declared a traitor to the Hispanic people by Hispania, publishes a book detailing her life in the “Cult State” of Hispania, and her escape. The book sells like wildfire throughout America and Canada, and in the Democratic States in Europe. Critics say The book reveals the true nature of life in Hispania. This book makes the UN look much more closely at Hispania

A portal opens up in a Nazi laboratory in New Swabia. The scientists send in a probe, and what the probe brings back is ... astonishing. The probe brings pictures of a world with green frog heads, white heads that are smiling, more of those light organisms, and a kid screaming “your actions have consequences!!”. It all amazes and confuses scientists, suddenly, a green triangle with an eye appears from the portal with two men in robes and all goes black ... the Nazi government loses contact with New Swabia.

Edgar Puaud declares that he shall incorporate all overseas colonies of France as departments. This sparks opposition with the natives, though significantly less then OTL due to Marshal Petain’s friendly policies toward them such as giving them equal rights to that of mainland French, and giving them full on citizenship, this was done as an award for the natives loyalty to the free French cause during the French civil war, and the fact they allowed the free French to stay in Africa during the war.

  • Hispania: Seeing as Argentina is a possible threat, we begin to devout ourselves to countering Argentine influences, and so we increase spread Pan-Hispanic propaganda to Bolivia and Colombia, calling on all Hispanics to vote for National Bolivarist Candidates in elections, and to think themselves as “Hispanics” not some silly artificial name like “Bolivian” or “Colombian” and to fight against all anti-Hispania propaganda. We build new jet models such as the “Vasquez-1” fighter jet which we test on old WW2 jets along with other jet planes. Due to our self-reliance, the US sanctions really see no affect, just a drop in the stuff we did actually trade with them. We offer a trade pact with Bolivia.(MOD RESPONSE NEEDED). Vasquez makes a public speech on the issue of “Vera Catholicism”, and says this: “Recently a split has happened in the Catholic Church, as the Italians (North) have broken off from the mainstream Catholic denomination and formed their own sort of Catholicism. Now their reasons make sense, but I just don’t agree with the way they are protesting. Hispania shall stay true to the Roman Catholic faith, and we shall never abandon the pope” the speech ends with clapping and people giving praise to Vasquez. Vasquez takes a deep interest in Franco Francisco of Spain as his very ultra-nationalist and theoconservative policies amaze him, and declares Franco to be “an honorary citizen of Hispania, and a Hero to all Hispanics”; Vasquez also declares Falange to be an excellent ideology that all non-Latin American Spanish speakers should live under and devote themselves to. About the Hispanian Defector.. Vasquez makes a statement saying that “Sierra Alicia is a traitor to all Hispanics and is the Anti-Christ! She spreads only lies and wants her people to be destroyed by imperialists! We shall not tolerate this! We ask that all Latin American and fascist nations ban this book, as it is filled with lies and blasphemy!”. All mention of Sierra Alicia are wiped from the public, and any past news reference to her are destroyed, her family are threatened by the secret police not to talk about her to anyone but themselves and that they must not tell “twisted versions” of the story to anyone inside their family such as children, her friends are also tracked down and are threatened with jail and financial issues for their families if they talk about Sierra whatsoever. All records of Sierra Alicia are destroyed. Spanish is made a mandatory language for everyone in Hispania to learn, which includes the natives. Vasquez, in order to spread the Spanish language and the Hispanic culture to the natives, orders for all the things that isolate natives from the rest of society and the country to be destroyed or bypassed, and also orders missionaries to spread the Catholic faith to any and all natives not assimilated. We send funding to all Hispanics living in Brazil. We continue to build military bases in our Antarctica territory, which we have now decided to name “Tierra de Bolívar” (Literally Bolivar Land). We call on the world to Condemn America’s White government and segregation policies.(UN response)
    • Bolivia declines after Argentina offers them a significantly more favorable trade agreement.
  • United States: Flightsfrom scout aircraft over the Antarctic landscape reveal many small yet large pyramid structures on the continent. All information about this is kept as confidential. Older F-86 sabres are starting to be traded in for F-100 Super Sabres as new jet aircraft are ushered into production and usage. Meanwhile, the worlds' first nuclear submarine USS Nautilus is launched. The song "Rock Around the Clock" is recorded by Bill Haley and the Comets, the song becomes an instant success following its use in the movie Blackboard Jungle. The first max vaccination against polio begins. Boeing unveils its 707 as a commercial jet airliner. "Under God" is added to the pledge of allegiance. Elvis Presley also releases "That's Alright, Mama" on Sun Records. The first transistor radio is patented. The controversial Brown v Board of Education takes place in the Supreme Court. Brown wins and the school system across the country is desegregated.Thr US calls upon the world to embargo Hispania and condemn the actions of the dystopian government (UN response).
  • The United Arab Republics: Infrastructure and economy continue being expanded. We begin to see a rise in tourism as westerners begin to study the "old word of the Egyptian people" AKA the Pyramids of Giza (and things of that sort). This is expanded as more and more people come from across the world to study the past Egyptian and now Libyan/Yemeni previous civilization, This year it is covered by Italian students that we allow to enter. The National Arms company continues its production of rifles and begins to ramp up production of radios, equipment and motorized vehicles, The AS-49 is worked on to become the new main semi-automatic rifle for the army. We begin to work on copying Soviet tank design from the late World War II forming an Egyptian copy of the T-34 and T-50 tank. Nasser begins to organize the navy by dividing it into the Mediterranean Sea Fleet (two destroyers and 12 frigates) and the Red Sea fleet (12 frigates). The army is also worked on as Nasser creates a standing army of 20,000 men under the control of RCC generals. The air force is once again worked on as old planes are commissioned leading to only 120 planes being usable out of our old surplus of 200 planes from many eras. For its second charter, the RCC (Revolutionary Command Council) begins to open up a bit to Capitalism by opening up a small private sector for goods and arms. Following the advent of jet engines we begin to test out jet engines in the Libyan Desert, this leads to prototype jet fighters begin tested. We secretly start a nuclear program setting up bases in the Egyptian Desert with little to no progress. We begin to work on supplying African nationalist within the African region mostly by training them in the Libyan desert and holding discussions in Cairo. Following the RCC allowance of private sectors tiny Egyptians companies begin to compete against each other with the best goods or arms they can get or produce. Egyptian TV begins to host a wide range of TV shows from drama to action movies (which come out rarely, that shit costs too much), and documentaries about conflicts across the world. We send an envoy to Russia asking to buy new Russian Military Gear mostly new Russian warplanes and bombers. (RUSSIA RESPONSE)    
    • Russia: Agrees, and also asks for a free trade agreement with UAR. 
    • UAR Dip: Sure, why not? 
    • Fascist Italy Dip: The School Minister Giovanni Gentile has asked UAR to give concession in Cairo to Politecnico di Milano University to study the architecture behind the Pyramids and behind the Ancient Egyptian culture. 
    • UAR Dip: We accept Italian students to study the pyramids.  
  • Russia: Russia celebrates the signing of the Treaty of Lucknow. In Rodzaevsky's first order of business after the Treaty, we begin to sell off the majority of our war planes and about a third of our navy, in addition to about one-half of our tanks and about five million World War II-era guns. The money we've earned from selling the military equipment funds our continuing government programs: The rail link connecting the oil fields of Northern Siberia to the Trans-Siberian Railway, the new massive highway system connecting several Russian cities and their suburbs to each other, and an extensive collegiate education plan. The education plan is finished this year, with college enrollment much higher. Despite a growing push within the party to lower taxes, Rodzaevsky continues to keep taxes at their current rate despite the large surplus resulting from increased tax income due to economic prosperity and foreign income from sale of military equipment. Rodzaevsky instead begins plans for four new smaller projects: First, a canal linking the Aral Sea to the Caspian Sea. Next, a large-scale nationwide infrastructure repairs program is instituted, focusing on bridges and the Trans-Siberian railroad. The highway program is expanded to include cities in the Kazakh and Uzbek regions of the nation, expanding to Almaty, Bishkek, and Tashkent. Finally, Rodzaevsky proposes a plan to build passenger airports in Stolitsa, Moscow, and Konstantingrad. A massive parade is held at the opening of the new capital city, Stolitsa, which is located where the Volga River meets the Kama River. The Russian stock market continues to boom, as do companies in industries related to car production and banking. In foreign affairs, the signing of the Treaty of Lucknow has brought about a new era in Russian foreign affairs. No longer will our country suffer due to the evils of war. We will never lose or gain land again, we will invest in our own citizens not conquering others, and we will no longer need to starve, die, or ration our supplies due to war. Out of this new era come the Rodzaevsky Doctrine: Russia will not get involved in any war, and will instead advocate for peace and self-determinism worldwide. We plan on offering the Grand Peace Palace in Stolitsa up to any negotiations for peace.
  • The Second Hellenic Republic: The Army of Macedonia is sent to secure the Greco-Yugoslav border following the chaos in Macedonia. Secretly, dissidents in Macedonia are offered Pyrkal EAT's and explosives. The economy, spurred on by the large scale investment of the post-war years, grows rapidly. The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens has grown in renown thanks to heavy investment, and is considered a strong university internationally. Containerized shipping becomes the lifeblood of the Greek Economy as the major commercial families switch to the new system. Profits from the early switch allow the the merchant fleet to expand even more, and it reaches ~22.4% of the global shipping fleet by raw tonnage. Government spending is directed toward improving the economic competitiveness of Greece through infrastructure and education. Greek olive oil production increases by 10%, and exports explode. Other Greek agricultural products also increase thanks to commercialization of the EGE. Greek naval officers begin exploring the potential for ship-to-ship missiles and rockets which could take the place of torpedoes. After purchasing ~100 Russian jet fighters and an equal number of jet close air support planes testing is carried out. The Hermaphroditus is deemed too small for Jet Aircraft so a total redesign is begun. Plans for a totally new ship are drafted, and a larger hull is built. The new ship, still the Hermaphroditus, will weigh in at 30,000 tons with a complement of 32 jet aircraft purchased from Russia. The new ship will feature a pair of 8”/55 Mark 16 triple turrets, one fore and one aft, under the flight deck. The flight deck, with a length of ~700 feet features a ski slope and a steam catapult. Two ships are planned, the HRN Hermaphroditus and the HRN Anteros. These ships are expected to be ready by 1955. Furthermore, the three classes of torpedo boats currently employed by the Greek Navy are scrapped due to obsolescence. This frees up manpower for a new class of destroyers which are essentially clones of the refit Vasilefs Georgios-class. Armed with the same guns, the ships are slightly faster but essentially the same. Plans call for another eight of these as well as two slightly larger ships to serve as flotilla leaders. The flotilla leaders come armed with two 8”/55 Mark 16 guns in their fore turret rather than single guns, but lose their torpedo armament. The older Vasilefs Georgios-class will also be rebuilt to the new standard by 1957. Furthermore, the antiquated Greek destroyers of the Niki-class, Theylla-class, and Aetos-class are sold for scrap. The Hellenic Army begins work on an armored car series to replace the outdated Greek tanks of the Leonidas series. The new vehicles incorporate an eight wheel design and are intended to carry a five round auto-loading low velocity 105 mm howitzer in an oscillating turret. The gun is short with limited range, and intended to fire only shaped charge High Explosive Anti-Tank ammunition and general High Explosive ammunition. The armored car will have 45 mm of frontal armor, 30 mm of side armor, and 45 mm on the turret. Fast and maneuverable, the car incorporates unique high-traction aluminum wheels in place of rubber tires for the central wheels. This gives it a very low ground pressure perfect for fighting on soft terrain. Furthermore, the aluminum wheels can be raised for travelling on roads. Seeing the cost of producing and designing jets, Turkey is asked if it would be willing to cooperate in developing a series of carrier born fighters and close air support/naval bombers.
    • UAR Dip: We would like to buy 100,000 Pyrkal EAT's.
    • Done.
    • We would like to buy some 100,000 Greek guns. - Hispania
    • Wary of the potential economic backlash for providing weapons to a state that has been the target of American trade restrictions, the Hellenic Republic must refuse.

Persia: The Persian tank corps is modernized with the R-12 Modern tank being under development. The Shah Visits Azerbaijan. A new assault rifle is currently being produced known as the Persian rifle.

  • Italian Social Republic: The foreign affairs minister Dino Grandi has fled to Yugoslavia to meet the president, he's stated: "I have to talk to make an offer to the Yugoslavian nation in which both of us have interest. After the war Italy has lost Istria and Trieste to the Yugoslavian nation, now that it is facing not easy tasks we offer them an exchange of those lands populated by Italians. We offer Yugoslavia our new Littorio-class heavy battleship and a collaboration with our SS to end the revolution. I hope they will accept our gentle offers, it would be a good thing for both of us and our relations would be really high.(YUGOSLAVIAN RESPONSE NEEDED)" The Finmeccanica company has completed the Littorio battleship, though it is having problems with the Roma's engine. In the meantime Snam, the gas company, has hired an unknown man from Milan called Enrico Mattei. Former Anti-fascist, he decided to collaborate with the government after southern Italy started building the wall. Mattei is a mastermind in commerce, geology and chemistry and he is ready to look for oil in the Adriatic and Jonian seas: "our operations are secret but my calculations should be right, with those resources, we could increase the production of the Republic. I would collaborate with the Kingdom of Italy if they stop the wall that is dividing all those Italians like me that have families in the south." Propaganda Minister Farinacci has gone to Hispania to show the Italian government's friendship with them: "our countries won't be threatened by the ultra capitalist menace that US is representing, this is a message to all Hispanics, don't believe them, their democracy is a joke! They are led by the monopoly of their societies! They want the resources of your lands!" The Italian social republic has banned the book of the escaped Hispanic woman. The bishop of Verona was found dead in Treviso, but the police are keeping the investigations a secret. The bishop of Treviso has said: "The pope and the Verona bishop have been killed because of Vera Fede's danger to world policy, it means it was working, now it's up to you whether to find the light or make it die, we thank France to have accepted us, I don't have the strength to lead the Faith, it's up to them to lead it or let it die.. may God forgive us...". The army is still growing, Rodolfo Graziani has organized new divisions and has sent them on the Po River in Veneto. The army can count on 75,000 men. The development of the G91 R/1 jet fighter has terminated, the production line is starting.
    • We broadcast the Foreign Minister's message all over the country, we also thank them for banning the book. -Hispania
  • People's Republic of Brazil: The first Brazilian made jet engine is tested more or less successfully after four years of extensive testing. The prototypes are build in three jets of which one catches fire. This event leads to the delay of the planned release of the AAJ55 on about two years. To counter Argentinian influence, we start to fund socialist and democratic-socialist parties in Argentinia and Bolivia, and continue to spread communist propaganda in the now socialist Venezuela. In Venezuela ideological support is provided by the Brazilian government, where the first Brazilian naval base is officially founded near Coro. Venezuelan minerals and oil fuel the vehicle industry of Brazil where the majority of the population has at least a small vehicle like a motorbike. We agree with the idea of the UN to sign a treaty to clarify the claims on the continent Antarctica (even if we are against the banning of military bases there) and send a team of polar scientists to found Polar Station Number One at the coast of the Weddell Sea. The book "Cult State" by the Hispanian author is not published in Portuguese, but a small scale of Spanish translation find their way inside the borders of the country, so the book is not well known at all. In the sports leagues, the Brazilian national football team is highly motivated for the World Cup in the Netherlands. The teams of the southern demons group are starting with extreme rivalries amongst each other with many extreme fans getting violent against both police and their rivals in sport. This peaks in the finals where RBK Blumenau defeats the SC Internacional with a 4:2. The basketball league is calmer with almost no violence in this season.
  • Indochina: To calm down the Cambodian protests, the Emperor publicly and formally apologizes for the brutal Hindu suppression and the genocide committed by the Japanese, and the government has paid reparations to the families of those killed in the war. However, the government fears that this might be not enough for a united Indochina to not fall apart, and are preparing to deal with an independent Cambodia movement. As for the economy, we are trying to change the divisional structure by reducing the proportion of agriculture and increasing the proportion of the industry and service. We welcome foreign tourists to visit historical sites like Angor Wat, Thang Long Citadel, That Luang, etc. Tourism is beginning to rise as we are reforming the economy. Three new thermal power stations are being built in Vinh, Thanh Hoa and Lao Cai. Minerals are continuing being exploited in the North with Quang Ninh being the main coal producer and we sell them overseas. The Indochinese national football team is founded with the Saigon Stadium being their home stadium and has played their first game with Thailand's national team.
    • Indochinese Dip: We want to improve relations with India and we're asking if we can open an embassy in New Delhi. Indochina sends an application to join the UN. (Mod respond)
      • India Dip: We ask Indochina if we can set up an embassy in their capital, green-light an Indochinese embassy in New Delhi, and ask if they could possibly allow more democratic reforms. We also invite them to the Kathmandu Pact (if other members allow).
    • Hispanian Dip: We send diplomats to Indochina, offering to open up relations and establish an embassy in each other’s capitals.
      • Indochinese Dip: We welcome diplomats from Hispania. Following this, we establish an embassy in Hispania's capital.
  • Federation of India: After the formal apology from Indochina, India green-lights an Indochinese embassy to be built in New Delhi and asks to build an Indian embassy in Indochina. The election for the next Prime Minister of India is heavily monitored by the Indian government to prevent interference and voter fraud. The counting of ballots is free to watch by the public. The Connect India foundation makes it easier to count votes in more remote villages around the country. 18 million Indian rupees (36 million USD, as 0.55 rupees in 1954 = ~one USD in 2018) are donated to the Connect India foundation. Nehru wins again with around 80% of votes, as expected by many, with a margin of error of about 5%. Nehru says that Indochina "would be a mutually beneficial ally for both India and Indochina" and asks if Indochina wants to join the pact, urging other pact members to vote yes on the proposal (Mod and Persia, vote on the Kathmandu Pact page by the end of next turn or your vote will not be counted). India also politely asks Indochina to allow more democratic reforms. Tata and Gandhi Motors comes out with a new car model, the Tata Renjar and the Gandhi Bhavishy respectively, while Tata and other trade companies in India start trading more with Persia, Myanmar, Thailand, and Ceylon. Prime Minister Nehru soon makes evacuation policies for reachers in Antarctica, telling them to send a probe and get off Antarctic soil if a portal or anything unusual happens, but if no time is left, skip the probe.
    • Indian Diplomacy: We await the results of the referendum in Ceylon as to the question if they want to join the Indian Federation or not. (Mod Response Needed) We also ask Indochina if we can set up an embassy in their capital, green-light an Indochinese embassy in New Delhi, and ask if they could possibly allow more democratic reforms. We also invite them to the Kathmandu Pact (if other members allow).
      • Indochinese Dip: We accept an Indian embassy in Hue and green-light the Indochinese embassy in New Delhi. We also accept the invitation to join the Kathmandu Pact.
  • Norway: The highway project is finished and the newly built highways are put to use. The economy is expanded. We continue to expand our economy. We build five fisheries in our Antarctic territories. We continue exporting seafood, steel, and textiles, with seafood becoming our largest export. Norsk Films AS produces a new dramatic film titled Sværdene av Vestfold about a layman living in the modern era going back in time to the legendary king Harald Fairhair's unification of Norway but ending up going a few years before that due to an accident in the process and cannot go back. The protagonist ends up being directly responsible for some of the events that led to Norway's unification. The movie becomes yet another big hit, causing Norsk Films AS to become known as the Universal of Norway, for good reason. Television programs are also diversified, from comedies to action to drama to tragedy and everything in between. We would like to buy 80 T-34 Soviet-era tanks, 50 KV-2's, 50 Yak-3's and 150 AVS-32's from Russia. (Player Response Needed.)
    • Russia: Da.
  • Turkey: Economic development and diversification continues. New mines are constructed, giving new life to the Turkish economy, while the population continues to boom thanks to greater economic investment, increased spending on healthcare, and the connection of many peoples across the Turkish sphere's territory. More ships undergo construction or modernization and enter service. Production of advanced models of the T53 tank continue and begin to replace some of the older medium tank models still in use within the Turkish army. Designs of newer light tank models are also made. The Greek assault rifles are introducted into the military and become widely adopted, with weapons factories being retooled to produce them. The Turkish government agrees to the Greek proposal to work on developing flight cruisers that can land jets upon them. Domestically, the underground Army of Fire group remains unknown to the authorities, although it is close to being uncovered after police discover certain weapons shipments are being directed to hideouts for unknown reasons. With the majority of Kurdish groups disarming after the agreement signed last year, much of Turkey and its protectorates are at peace. A swath of land from Diyabakir to Erbil is opened up to be governed by local Kurdish councils with fiscal autonomy, but the national government maintains control over most other aspects. 
    • Georgia: Development of the economy, government and military continues. 
    • Armenia: The fight against the ALR continues, although this year is a bit back and forth as Turkish troops make gains but the ALR bounces back. 
    • Crimea: A series of shootings near the naval yards of Aqyar startle the government, and police are hard at work to determine a motive, as senior police officials believe it to be politically motivated and possibly terrorist in nature. 
    • I am going to assume you agreed to the joint development of a new jet series as I asked, but you are welcome to have a look at the new flight deck cruiser I have been working on. -Steph 
  • Republic of China: The Chinese government awaits the referendum results, and pro-Chinese propaganda is disseminated. The Chinese national football team is also established to take part in the next World Cup, after a tournament is held throughout the country to find the best football players. Campaigning and agitation for the legislative elections next year begins, with the Progressive Democrats criticizing the invasions of Mongolia and Xinjiang to emphasis their anti-war stance. Chinese nationalism is still high among the public, though, so this is not the majority's view. With much of the damaged parts of the country rebuilt, the Nationalist administration begins implementing a new economic plan to completely industrialize China over the next 20–30 years. Chinese banks begin to stop giving out loans and more revenue from other sources fills government coffers, allowing them to pay back domestic debt. Branching out from the Yangtze valley, north China, and Guangdong-Guangxi, infrastructure has interconnected central and western China with the coastal provinces further. Factories begin being constructed in other cities outside of the eastern coastal area as well, with the ones that were transferred west during the Sino-Japanese War serving as an example. Henan, Hupei, Sichuan, Yunnan, Shaanxi, Gansu, Hunan, and Guizhou provinces all see an allocation of funding to begin building factories under government supervision. Consumer products are the main focus of production. Newly returned experts, having been educated and trained abroad, are hired to help in this effort and are paid well. The national labor service of demobilized soldiers and other unemployed youth continues expanding railways and roads. Despite UN sanctions, the Chinese people have more access to modern technology, with radio, TV, and other devices becoming more commonly used in the major cities. The Ministry of Defense standardizes equipment and weaponry for the first time since the end of the war with Japan. A variation of an M1935 German Stahlhelm is mass produced as part of the standard National Army uniform, which consists of a field grey tunic, pants, and military boots. This standard uniform and kit are distributed to every soldier in the army. China's first semi-automatic rifles are being tested and a new model will be used to replace the older bolt actions currently in use by the majority of troops. The usual machine gun models are still in use. Tanks and armored cars are issued to several divisions, with war games held that include combined arms operations. Aircraft of the Chinese Air Force are also involved in these, testing their abilities. Shipyards are built in Tianjin and Shanghai, with future ones planned in Guangzhou, for the ROC Navy to finally receive new ships after decades of neglect. The older destroyers and cruisers are mostly kept in port for now. The armed forces budget is kept consist by the government.
    • Russia: Asks for a cooling of relations with China and calls for a free trade agreement.
  • Großdeutschland: “Heinz, do you read me?”. “We are in “The Dark Forest”. A brigade of men went in to recover New Swabia led by Eva Heinz and also along the way is “Fox” Mulder accompanied by his partner, Dana Scully. Within this world of absolute mystery, we use what we recover from the laboratory and reinitiate the portal to Dimensional Region X or just called Dimension X. What is discovered is intriguingly horrifying. Nightmarish yet odd looking beings inhabit the environment. The scientist are recovered and the Triangular Cyclopse is slain after a battle in which could only be labelled as bizzare. We recover anything omseen of importance and return home with specimens. The beings consisting of humanoids quite similar to our race are spared. Absolutely no one is allowed to know about this and the media only discover what seems to be another blackout. The Ackermann-1 Rocket is tested this year as a rocket capable of travelling 10,000 miles. We send a message to the Italians advising them to go into a route in which they organize an-anti wall protest while also standing stong against the “crazy spaghetti man” as the Führer himself calls out the Italian leadership. We advise the Yugoslavs to approach the matter softly but show authority expressing the benefits of the government and the lack of substance the alternative group tries to deliver. The first man in space is achieved. Berlin is renamed to Germania. The Volkshalle dome is completed. fascist influence is pushed into Sweden and Finland while continuance of support being delivered to the French Fascists are done. A large explosion occurs in Antarctica with a test on stored materials from the light creature's energy absorbance mechanism. A large crater is left and photos prove it to be an explosion with energy never seen before released by man, The Uberminium Bomb. Of course we try to keep this as much of a secret as possible and with a significant degree of success. Investment into the Italian military is delivered while our Reichskommissariat see advancement within their armed forces as well. The Peruvian Question is brought up to the Führer and he decides if worst comes to worst, he is willing to remove Peru from the Pact but for the meantime, we shall remain patient. The first lasers are tested and have decent performance but there remains room for improvement.
    • Hispanian Dip: What is our glorious nation doing to result in us being kicked out of the Pact?
  • Kingdom of Arabia: The Kingdom continues to advance in its domestic and industrial technology, as well as improving the military. The massive loan in our GDP is used to finance a rapid expansion of the navy from Greece, with the new ships lined on the ports at Beirut and Haifa. Television gradually becomes more popular, with both it and radio sending more nationalist propaganda in the nation. Tension continues to rapidly rise in the nation as nationalist and Islamist forces seize every area of culture. Finally, a scandle breaks out. A large wing of the military funded by the  Ba'athist party begins funding rebel movements of Arabs within Kuzestan, in order to facilitate their freedom within Iran. The Wahhabist party revelas these actions to the Syrian Parliament, who immediately act to ban the Ba'athist party from the parliament entirely. However, the nationalists continue to support the Kuzestan rebels in secret. 
  • Großdeutschland: “You have taken too long, spaghetti man!” - Rudolf Höss, our Führer said on live color television. Guards accompanied by dozens of bulldozers moved in to the Italian border and begun dismembering the wall accompanied by Italian citizens cheering through it all. The Ackermann-1 Rockets are placed across the nation with the more widespread variant of Poseidon Rockets laid out across the Reichskommissariat states. The Bavarian-class battleships see some completion with completion expected the following year. Dimension Y is opened and it seems to be a world of aquatic life unknown to us. In the meantime, we set up a basing in Dimension Y. the portals now abroad within select facilities see usage. Computers see development with networks being made via cable lines. Of course, the most wealthiest of groups for now may experience this luxury. 600,000 Germans are moved to Veneto. The Speed rail is developed with trains topping at 200 mph travelling from Warsaw to Frankfurt. Society as a whole continues onward funds of fascist movements abroad continue.

1955

Algeria Nationalists launch a series of attacks against the French colonial administration. The attacks lead to widespread displays of dissidence against French rule, and a full scale revolution is expected.

Kurdish movements concentrate their violence in Persia, expecting to be granted the same rights they've received from Arabia and Turkey.

Peru has an unarmed uprising of Native Americans against the efforts to curtail their language and culture. Some Mestizos in Peru join the cause. The UN offers to send in Peacekeepers to the region, and generally audit Peru's recent domestic actions.

Macedonia is generally becoming more successful in their war.

Cardinal Marcello Mimmi is elected fairly by the Cardinals in the Vatican State and takes the name of Pope Martin VI.

Rosa Parks and similar movements begins to inspire resentment toward the US segregation system. The bus system in Montgomery, Alabama is boycotted by rights activists.

Turkey is accepted in the GTO. Anyone who asks to be in the UN are in.

Many of the smaller nations attempting to develop jet technology without the help of a great power or an engine to copy fail.

Albert Einstein Dies this year.

Argentina begins the creation of a proposed Organization of Latin American Democracies with the purpose of supporting fledgling democracies across the continent. They invite all Latin American States with truly democratic governments. Argentina also works to develop its air force with the purchase of several jet propelled combat aircraft from a variety of nations.

Colombia begins experiencing sustained economic growth thanks to American and Peruvian investment. Relative political stability aids this growth considerably.

England defeated Brazil in the 1954 FIFA World Cup. Bidding is open for the 1958 FIFA World Cup.

  • Dominion of Islamic Arab States: Emir Saeed celebrates five years on the throne. Mosques start being modernized across the Dominion with most of the populous being Sunni Muslim. A highway known as the Muna Highway is finished meaning goods can be transported from Dubai to Doha.
  • Hispania: Our Glorious leader Antonio Vasquez makes a radio speech today “My fellow Hispanics from up in Mexico to down in Argentina.. our glorious nation of Hispania is yet again under another threat, this time domestic, the natives and native mixed people of Hispania that we have so generously allowed to live in the same country as we do, in the same neighborhoods as we do, and the same schools as we do, have betrayed us, wanting to dominate us! Well, no mods I say!” The speech ends in edited clapping. Following Vasquez’s speech, a massive crackdown on protesters and dissidents begins as numerous are dragged away to jail, sometimes very brutally. We restrain from using full force on them, not wanting to compromise our position with the UN plus these protests are unarmed to less punishment. We gladly accept the UN peacekeepers. Due to Argentina seemingly challenging us by making the Organization of Latin American Democracies, which worries us, we propose Colombia join the Southern Strategic Alliance, along with Venezuela. We also remind Bolivia we are their ally. (MOD RESPONSE NEEDED!). In a surprise twist, we mourn Albert Einstein’s death, declaring he was “a good white man”. We continue to spread Pan-Hispanic propaganda to Colombia and Bolivia on a massive scale, and for Bolivia, more anti-Argentine aimed propaganda is printed and sent over the border. Due to the possibility of Hispania being kicked out the Munich Pact, we opt to lower our threats to America, and seem less eager for war (which I am not IRL). Every year a military parade is held to commemorate the end of the war against Venezuela, the first of which took place in 1948 in which was the largest military parade probably in all of South America. The Vasquez-1 becomes a success, with many great test runs, we officially begin integrating these new jets into the military, replacing old planes. Segregation is used as an effective propaganda tool to ridicule the US in Hispania, and so we offer asylum to African Americans seeking escape from the unfair policies in America. This further paints the US as a white dominated imperialist empire in the hearts and minds of all Hispanians. We applaud Colombia for its economic improvement and continue our investment, continuing to spread Pan-Hispanic Propaganda and establishing “Bolivar Revolutionary Institutes” that teach the National Bolivarist Ideology to curious Colombians. The Bishop of Lima dies this year and is replaced by an ultra-nationalist. The Pan-Hispanic Highway continues to be expanded into Colombia and throughout Hispania, with propaganda encouraging citizens of both nations to sign up for construction and help build it.
    • Fascist Italy Dip: We would be glad to give ten newly built Finmeccanica (IRL Fiat) G91/R1 jet fighters from the 87th Squadriglia Serenissima of Venice in concession to Hispania until the end of the revolution (four x 12 mm guns/1150 km range/1070kmh max speed/22,000 N German turbojet engines.)
    • Hispanian Dip: Of course! Go ahead!
    • Fascist Italy Dip: The airplanes arrived secretly in convoys of a pasta company. We will take them back when you've ended your problems. We hope they'll be at least as a little help.
  • Persia: The Shah grants the Kurds more autonomy and makes their language an official language in Persia. The R-15 tank is still developing but will most likely be finished soon. Over 25% of the air force consists of jets now with the addition of strategic bombers from the UK. The Shah visits the king of Syria to discuss a naval exercise (Syria response needed).
  • Italian Social Republic: The government renews the offer to Yugoslavia waiting for an answer (YUGOSLAVIA OR MOD RESPONSE, the offer was made the previous turn) the Politecnico di Milano has made its second architecture seat in Cairo. Finmeccanica has built 20 Fiat G91/R1 (four x 12 mm guns/1150 km range/1070 kmh max speed/22,000 N German turbojet engine) in six months thanks to German aid and materials, Augusto De Marsanich, Minister of Infrastructure, has affirmed: "we're in a cold war status and our production is at top speed, we thank our allies for the huge effort and concession of resources that are not in our country". Enrico Mattei had become head of Snam, after starting to look for oil in the Mediterranean found oil resources in the Adriatic Sea. Snam has declared that wants to make Italian Social Republic oil furniture independent from other countries: "It's not much, but for sure can give enough oil to sustain the Veneto region cars and army." Army which can count 80,000 active soldiers over a population of 8.5 million people. The situation in the region is the sequence: Luftwaffe has an air and missile base in Camp Ederle, Veneto. Air Force 87th Squadriglia Serenissima of Venice is reformed with ten new G91/R1 jet planes (ten are given in concession to Hispania if they accept). Other planes are the Horten Ho230, Horten Fg-1 (German jets), Fin G55, Reggiane Re 2005 and unarmed Centauro for recognition. Tanks are the Leopard-1 and Zebra-1 given by Germany, which are in the new Ariete, Sagittario and Centauro divisions, as are the old WW2 P40, M15, P43. The Duce Italo Balbo has stated: "That wall is the evil infrastructure made by evil capitalism to stop Italians from speaking, from saying to their brothers that they're being used by evil societies. They are like a number and the fake Italian Kingdom knows it! That's why he wants to divide us! To prevent his dirty affairs to be cut by the sword of Italian will. So stand up fellows, let's go show them how we live well, how we've abandoned old communist recession, how our children smile to the future! I want you to go there and protest, cross the border and stop the works, they'll say that I'm evil ... but it's not me that divides us! It's them, the evilness of the US and their puppet monarch that thinks that Italians are blind. Call your families from southern Italy and make that horrendous wall fall in the name of brotherhood!" After the speech a crowd supports loudly the Duce. Videos of the speech are illegally passed in Southern Italy and have arrived in Rome, where they're secretly publicated in some cinemas. There, a politician from Emilia Romagna, named Giorgio Almirante, has spoken in Piazza di Spagna to sustain the Duce. But we don't know what happened to him and how many were listening (MOD RESPONSE to know if protests grow in Italian Kingdom) (ITALIAN KINGDOM RESPONSE to know what happened to Giorgio Almirante). Two monuments to Albert Einstein are built in Treviso and Sesto San Giovanni following his death. Italian Social Republic asks to join the UN.
    • The UN agrees.
  • Indochina: To make it easier for Laotians, Cambodians and Vietnamese to communicate with each other, we make French the other national language so that they could speak French to each other. We are trying some land reforms to increase the quality of our agriculture to balance the revenue between the economic sectors, since we are increasing the proportion of the industry and service. The Mekong River Delta continues being the largest rice producer of the whole country. However, there are still many limitations, such as the tough weather and the laggard planting system, and we are hoping to fix these problems very soon. Foreign tourists are amazed at wonderful historical sites like Angor Wat as our tourism industry increased a lot. Television started broadcasting for the first time in Indochina. Television mostly broadcast news, sports, (with the Indochina League being the most popular program) and movies. Some movies have been popular in Indochina, with the movie The Tale of Kieu based on the 18th century epic poem with the same name and Chi Pheo, based on the story with the same name written by author Nam Cao that depicted the cruel society during the French colonial times.
    • Indochinese Dip:  We want to open relations with Thailand and Burma as we are already improving relations with India. We wish to open embassies in Bangkok and Yangon. (Mod Respond)
  • Republic of the Philippines: While born following the Spanish colonial era, President Ramon Magsaysay restores the official status of Spanish (based on the Philippine dialect, specifically the variety spoken in Manila). As a result, the Philippines now has three official languages: Tagalog (the vernacular), Spanish (the prestige/liturgical language), and English; with many individuals being able to switch between any of the three (a practice that is known as "codeswitching"). Formal education in any of the recognized regional languages in all public schools is ended. Restoration efforts begin on the Philippine baroque churches, and on the historic cities of Vigan and Intramuros. Meanwhile, agrarian reform continues–with many farmers being able to get cheap loans. Demilitarization begins, with the length of active and reserve military service required being reduced from 12 to six months, and from five to two years, respectively. Several ships are decommissioned, to allow for a smaller, manageable navy.
  • Italian Federal Kingdom: With Giorgio Almirante's daring speech in Rome, Almirante is arrested by the order of Giovanni Messe and sent to a re-education camp in American occupied Sicily in order to teach Almirante the values of Freedom and Democracy and make him a better politician than he was before. The Fascistproof Wall is also completed with small border checkpoints being established within the wall which will allow Italians from both Northern and Southern Italy to cross the border between the two rival states. However, to cross the border every citizen must be inspected in order to prevent Fascists from entering Southern Italy. If a citizen is found with links to Fascism will be not allowed to enter Southern Italy and will be sent back to Northern Italy and Fascists attempting to leave will be detained and sent to re-education camps throughout Southern Italy. The Italian Government also sends support to the Macedonian Revolutionary Forces and sends 30,000 men as volunteers to help the Macedonian Revolt. The Italian Kingdom also sends support to the Algerian Nationalists as the Government begins to be suspicious of France's reconciliation with the Germans they have already supported the Vera Fede Movement against the Government even going as far as insulting members of the Italian Government. Italy also continues to rebuild its military with the Italian Federal Army reaching one million troops. The construction of the Fiat M16/43 medium tank begins (which was originally planned to begin in 1946). Already 200 Fiat M16/43's are built as plans for the production P43 heavy tank are made for 1956. Blueprints for the N-3 and N-4 Bordigna-class semi-rigid airships are made along with the construction of new Littorio-class battleships in order to replace the ones given to the Allied nations following World War 2. The Italian Government also resumes its nuclear program as we request access to American nuclear technology in order to precede with the construction of a prototype (Which was originally planned for 1946-47) (AMERICAN RESPONSE NEEDED). The Italian Federal Kingdom also sends an application to the UN.
    • Fascist Italy Dip: Dino Grandi, Minister of Foreign Affairs, asks the King to set Giorgio Almirante free "as a democratic country" adding that all the 're-education centres' have to be closed, "Bring all of the prisoners to us, but close those centres, United States should not accept to have those in their controlled territories and neither should protect the Kingdom which is allowing such a shame." The Duce has sent an ultimatum to the Kingdom: "if the wall won't be destroyed, we will destroy it with every means possible!"
    • We have begun closing our re-education camps but we shall not destroy our wall as it serves as a defensive measure against a possible invasion of Southern Italy
  • People's Republic of Brazil: Because of the unarmed uprising of the Hispanian natives that was cracked down brutally, chairman Luis Prestes calls the leader of Hispania personally to treat the natives with respect and allow them more autonomy, in order to keep peace in the region (COLGAN RESPONSE, PLEASE). The exploration of the Brazilian Antarctica claim continues in the hope to find valuable resources there, but so far nothing but rocks and penguins are discovered. A better version of the AAJ Tipo55 is tested with much better results, but the jet engines have still the problem of overheating. Infrastructure programs continue and will reach the rural western part of Brazil as well, connecting the states even more. The Mae Patria statue is almost finished and will be revealed on the 27th of March 1956 in order to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the People's Republic of Brazil. (SECRET) To counter Argentinian influence over the region we continue to fund socialist parties and bribe elections over third and fourth persons who are unable to be tracked down. The leading and prominent Marxists of Argentina are invited to discuss the future of socialism in South America, amongst them Ernesto Guevara and Juan Posada (MOD RESPONSE, PLEASE). Football riots are less of a problem now than two years ago, but at some matches smaller brawls amongst fans can occur. The police of every major city is now trained to deal with violent fans. this includes first trying to calm the situation and then beating arrest the subject if it doesn't stop being aggressive. These tactics are first used at the basketball quarterfinals between Germania Blumenau and Red Star Sampa, where Sampa wins and Blumenau supporters start to riot, yet nobody got hurt.
    • Most of the Marxists go, though peron refuses to go, being more aligned with fascism.
    • Hispanian Dip: LMAO! No way, we are a totalitarian dictatorship bent on Hispanic Unification and Hispanicization of all people’s and cultures in our territory. We won’t give in to some native protesters or give them “autonomy”. That’s not what dictators do (I guess except if you’re Stalin).
  • United States: The Clark Report comes from Italy. President Patton, angered at the Italian re-education system as “un-democratic”, orders Clark to move military forces to shut down these camps. President Patton phones Rome and threatans to reinvade if they don’t shut down the camps. Meanwhile, from Huntsville, Alabama a Minuteman-1 missile prototype takes off and crash lands in the Gulf of Mexico. A second missile program is commissioned as Atlas. Meanwhile, Patton decides not to send in US troops in as UN peacekeepers to Peru. Meanwhile, Patton - with the Italian situation - outright refuses to allow Italian nukes. Patton offers to sell modern WWII equipment to the GTO members of Chile and Argentina. These include BAR's, M2 Carbines, M1 Garands, M3 Grease Guns, M30 Eisenhower heavy tanks, M4A3E8 Sherman tanks, and three-squadrons worth of P-113 starjets (Mod Responses). Rock'n Roll starts to become hugely popular with the releases of Chuck Berry's "Maybelline" and Little Richard's "Tutti Frutti". The Emmitt Till murder takes place in Money, Mississippi, an all white jury finds the white murderers not guilty despite mounting evidence. Winchester gains a grant from the government to improve upon the M2 Garand. After testing as the T44, the M14 is approved for production which would start in January 1956. Meanwhile, following two years of fighting, we select Luis Anastasio Somoza Debayle to become leader of Nicaragua. Troops are set to leave by December 31st, 1955.
    • With the United States threats along with those of the Social Republic our re-education camps begin to shut down as prisoners are sent back to Northern Italy.
  • Turkey: Military production of all rifles, jets, tanks, and ships continues, with substantial modernization taking place as a result. Development of light jet bombers takes place, and while no models are yet operational, substantial work on the blueprints and test engines occurs. Internally, spending on education and healthcare continue to grow in order to help the Turkish people live longer and more productive lives. Internally, the government estimates that almost all of the Kurdish militant groups have disarmed and accepted the legitimate political process. Celebrations occur in the diplomatic spheres as Turkey joins the GTO, confirming many in their view that Turkey is now a modern and democratic country. In the underground, the Army of Fire continues to gain strength amongst the Azeri diaspora within Turkey and neighboring countries, increasing its networks of contacts and various resources. 
    • More TBA.
  • The United Arab Republics: Infrastructure and economy continue being expanded. We begin to see a rise in tourism as westerners begin to study the "old word of the Egyptian people" AKA the Pyramids of Giza (and things of that sort). This is expanded as more and more people come from across the world to study the past Egyptian and now Libyan/Yemeni previous civilization. This year it is covered by Italian students that we allow to enter. The National Arms company continues its production of rifles and begins to ramp up production of radios, equipment and motorized vehicles, The AS-49 is worked on to become the new main semi-automatic rifle for the army. We begin to work on copying Soviet tank design from the late World War II forming an Egyptian copy of the T-34 and T-50 tank. Nasser begins to organize the navy by dividing it into the Mediterranean Sea Fleet (two destroyers and 12 frigates) and the Red Sea fleet (12 frigates). The army is also worked on as Nasser creates a standing army of 20,000 men under the control of RCC generals. The air force is once again worked on as old planes are commissioned leading to only 120 planes being usable out of our old surplus of 200 planes from many eras. For its second charter, the RCC (Revolutionary Command Council) begins to open up a bit to Capitalism by opening up a small private sector for goods and arms. Following the advent of jet engines we begin to test out jet engines in the Libyan Desert, this leads to prototype jet fighters begin tested. We secretly start a nuclear program setting up bases in the Egyptian Desert with little to no progress. We begin to work on supplying African nationalist within the African region mostly by training them in the Libyan desert and holding discussions in Cairo, especially Algerian nationalist and begin to try to indoctrinate them into Pan-Arabism, we also send 5000 advisors to Algeria to train nationalist. Following the RCC allowance of private sectors tiny Egyptian companies begin to compete against each other with the best goods or arms they can get or produce. Egyptian TV begins to host a wide range of TV shows from drama to action movies (which come out rarely, that shit costs too much), and documentaries about conflicts across the world. Following the purchase of the "The Greek Rifle" we begin to have arms scientists study the gun calling it "a stunning gun for how mass produced it is".
  • The Second Hellenic Republic: The Army of Macedonia is sent to secure the Greco-Yugoslav Border following the chaos in Macedonia. Secretly, dissidents in Macedonia are offered Pyrkal EAT's and explosives. The economy, spurred on by the large scale investment of the post-war years, grows rapidly. The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens has grown in renown thanks to heavy investment, and is considered a strong university internationally. Containerized shipping becomes the lifeblood of the Greek Economy as the major commercial families switch to the new system. Profits from the early switch allow the the merchant fleet to expand even more, and it reaches ~22.6% of the global shipping fleet by raw tonnage. Government spending is directed toward improving the economic competitiveness of Greece through infrastructure and education. Greek olive oil production increases by 5%, and exports explode. Other Greek agricultural products also increase thanks to commercialization of the EGE. Greek naval officers begin exploring the potential for ship-to-ship missiles and rockets which could take the place of torpedoes. The development of a Greco-Turkish series of jets is pursued. The two second generation Hermaphroditus-class are completed. The new class of Vasilefs Georgios are completed with work on rebuilding the other group underway for completion in 1957. The Hellenic Army begins production of the Ajax series of armored cars (OTL Panhard EBR). The 105 mm HEAT and HE guns are under development as well. An armored personnel carrier version of the Ajax is considered, but not yet implemented.
  • Federation of India: With the Indochinese officially in the Kathmandu pact, Tata, Gandhi Tech, and a new company called Ayask, literally translating to "ore" in Hindi. As stainless steel catches on for many goods, India's manganese, iron, and coal exploitation goes through the roof, as Tata, Gandhi Tech, and Ayask race to get the most resources. The three companies dominate the market, both material and stock wise. The Indian Stock Exchange Tower (ISET) starts to be built in Mumbai, aiming to complete construction by 1960. Free trade agreements with the Kathmandu pact bolsters the three giants' market, and soon Tata cars make their debut in Indochina, Persia, Thailand, and Myanmar. India awaits the referendum results in Ceylon (Mod Response Needed)

1956

A large contingency of Anti-Wall protesters, largely unarmed, break through the weaker defenses in the Italian Wall and begin trespassing into South Italy. After throwing rocks and similar attacks against a local border patrol, the crowd was shot directly at by the South Italian military.

Edgar Puaud announces that he will pursue a policy of neutrality and leaves the GTO.

A report to the UN from the peacekeepers in Hispania describes the nation as an authoritarian regime with blatant human rights violations, and asks the UN to consider sanctions on the nation.

    • No kidding. But sanctioning me because I am authoritarian doesn’t happen as much with the UN, especially with Cold War. The Soviet Union? Nah, any other US-backed dictatorships? Nah. So I don’t think it’s very plausible for Hispania to be sanctioned for being “authoritarian” because many nations today and back then OTL were authoritarian and I don’t see much sanctions.

In Hispania, the army, largely comprised of poor Mestizos and Amerindians revolts after orders to crack down on the peaceful uprising. More than half the country begins a massive strike and riots breakout in every major city. The white, Hispanic, minority in Peru faces extreme backlash as the native majority begins to organize around the revolutionary Communitarianist José Carlos Mariátegu.

  • This is so stupid, first of all, the army is made up of Hispanics - all of it. Yes there might be a couple of Mestizos scattered around in some divisions, but not much. This just shows you don’t read my turns and you just hate Hispania and want it to die. Good day.
    • Also, I didn’t use the army in the first place, I used the police and paramilitaries to crackdown on the riots, which just saying, are all HISPANIC, hence the name of the country “Hispania”. Again, shows you don’t read my turns. This whole revolt is stupid anyway, I mean the natives peacefully protesting against the assimilation of their culture is fine, but the army defecting? No way! Everyone in Hispania is brainwashed from Day One, they are indoctrinated in school, they are indoctrinated in the military, they learn to give the highest of respects to Vasquez and to always be loyal, so I see in no way how the army could just “revolt” as basically everyone that’s a high ranking general is a member of the HBNP. Sure there might be some ambitious generals that might want to take power, but they wouldn’t try to coup the government over some jailing of protesters, as they totally would support such actions in the name of Pan-Hispanism. Again, shows how much Steph knows about my country.
      • Colgan, ~45% of your nation is Amerindian and another ~37% is Mestizo. You can have a fully white army if you want, but it will have to be pathetically small seeing as it is drawn from ~18% of your population. What you are doing, attempting to eradicate your largest culture group, is essentially impossible. "Following Vasquez’s speech, a massive crackdown on protesters and dissidents begins as numerous are dragged away to jail, sometimes very brutally." That sounds pretty brutal, and even if its only policing units they are still up in arms because again either they are mostly non-white Mestizos and Amerindians, or they are tiny.
    • Then I misunderstood, and so do you. The whites don’t rule Hispania, showing again you don’t understand Hispania. Mestizos are the ruling ethnicity and Vasquez is one, so therefore they shouldn’t be “revolting”. I don't know. I guess I don’t fully understand Peru, but it’s not the white Hispanic minority that rules, it’s the Mestizos.

Yugoslavia secretly tells the Italian Social Republic that they will give them Istria if they send enough support to fight back the Macedonian revolt, which are now funded by the Italian Kingdom as well as Greece.

Sinkiang votes 57% for independence. Mongolia votes 57% to be annexed by China.

Venezuela joins the SSA. Thailand allies with Indochina, while Burma does not but opens relations.

Chile and Argentina accept American support of their militaries.

The light creatures from the other dimension mysteriously disappear - all of them, and all of this alien stuff is revealed to be fake. I’m going to start making this more realistic, as this science fiction stuff has distracted the main powers from the game, sorry.

Germany will host the 1958 FIFA World Cup, and Portugal, a GTO member which also bid to host, considers a boycott. (Germany's bid is perfectly legitimate, and having four World Cup bids for one year was unheard of in OTL 1958).

    • I never said their bid was illegitimate. I never ever said that. I am saying that we should allow more players to bid. I don’t appreciate you deleting my comments. If you don’t like it that people suggest things that oppose your way then I suggest you find another job.
    • Sorry about that comment, that wasn't fair of me. I still think we had enough bidders, though. -Vat
    • Well, I’m just trying to give other people a chance as well.
    • There are World Cups every four turns, bidding lasts a full turn, and we had multiple bidders each of the past two times. I think people have been given "a chance." -Vat
  • Kingdom of Arabia: Having been kicked out of the Parliament, the powerful Ba'athist party cements their control over the military officers, having a similar free officers club to that in Egypt. On the 14th of July, the Ba'athists launch a coup d'etat that seizes control of Damascus. King Zeid Hashem and most of the Syrian Parliament are captured in the attack and held in custody. Most of the Hashemite royal family, including Zeid's nephew Talal ibn Abdullah, manage to flee the country to Tehran. The Hashemite exiles in Tehran, led by Talal as claimant-monarch, urges the Shah to invade the Middle East back and remove the nationalists from power. Back in Arabia, the Ba'athist military commander Abd Al-Karim Qasim is appointed President of the new government. The Parliament and monarchy are dissolved by the military coup which changes the name of the nation to the Arab Republic of the Near East. The former royal governors and administrations were all dissolved, and a temporary provisional government is set up over lower administration until a new constitution is ratified. The newly-constructed navy is maneuvered into the Red Sea. The military is quickly mobilized to a full 150,000 troops, stationed along a fortified strategic line near the Zaragos mountains. Heavy amounts of armor and artillery divisions are placed in these defenses. The Arab air force, including experimental jet planes and the new Russian planes, are sent to bomb strategic economic centers in Iranian Azerbaijan. However, a large gap in the defenesive line remains further to the north, where the new Republican government wished to avoid placing military in the Kurdish regions. The Arab Republic reaches out to India for an alliance to help start their new nation. Further abroad, the nationalist government heavily supports the Kurdish rebels to gain a more independent state, but particularly the Republicans support Kuzestan rebels in Iran spread propaganda of Arab nationalism into Persia. The Arab Republic reaches out to confirm our standing alliance with Turkey, as both our governments now have more nationalist democracies, in order to bring peace in the Middle East. Furthermore, the Turks and Kurds are viewed as important allies against the more dangerous regime of Persia. We also confirm our standing alliance with Germany in the Munich Pact.
  • Arab Rep. Dip: In negotiating with Turkey, the Ba'athists decide to restore Zeid Al-Hashem as monarch of Hejaz, which he had inherited from his father Hussein ibn Ali. The Hejaz region of Arabia, including the Holy Sites, is designated as an autonomous state within the Arab Republic, with different civic laws so as to be in line with the decrees of both the Hashemite monarchs and the Ottoman Caliph. Furthermore, it is stressed to Turkey that the Persian invasion of the Middle East is a direct threat to the Holy Sites.
    • UAR Dip: Nasser releases a statement "We are awaiting aggression by Persia and we will make it a decisive battle and get rid of Persian aggression once and for all ... This is the dream of every Arab. The holy march on which the Arab nation insists, will carry us forward from one victory to another ... the flag of freedom which flies over Baghdad today will fly over Amman and Riyadh. Yes, the flag of freedom which flies over Cairo, Damascus and Baghdad today will fly over the rest of the Middle East."
  • Persia: Seeing as the king of Syria has been couped the Shah declared war on the fake new Syrians. 450,000 government troops are quickly mobilized and start their offensive into Syria. The air force begins to bomb the Syrian fortifications. The entire Persian navy quickly blocks the Syrian ports. The Persian R-15 modern tank is being put into use. The Shah invokes our alliance with the UK and Germany. (PLAYER RESPONSES NEEDED)
    • UAR Dip: Nasser releases a statement "We are awaiting aggression by Persia and we will make it a decisive battle and get rid of Persian aggression once and for all ... This is the dream of every Arab. The holy march on which the Arab nation insists, will carry us forward from one victory to another ... the flag of freedom which flies over Baghdad today will fly over Amman and Riyadh. Yes, the flag of freedom which flies over Cairo, Damascus and Baghdad today will fly over the rest of the Middle-East."
  • The United Arab Republics: Infrastructure and economy continue being expanded. We begin to see a rise in tourism as westerners begin to study the "old word of the Egyptian people" AKA the Pyramids of Giza (and things of that sort). This is expanded as more and more people come from across the world to study the past Egyptian and now Libyan/Yemeni previous civilization. This year it is covered by Italian students that we allow to enter. The National Arms company continues its production of rifles and begins to ramp up production of radios, equipment and motorized vehicles, The AS-49 is worked on to become the new main semi-automatic rifle for the army. We begin to work on copying Soviet tank design from the late World War II forming an Egyptian copy of the T-34 and T-50 tank. Nasser begins to organize the navy by dividing it into the Mediterranean Sea Fleet (two destroyers and 12 frigates) and the Red Sea fleet (12 frigates). The army is also worked on as Nasser creates a standing army of 20,000 men under the control of RCC generals. The air force is once again worked on as old planes are commissioned leading to only 120 planes being usable out of our old surplus of 200 planes from many eras. For its second charter, the RCC (Revolutionary Command Council) begins to open up a bit to Capitalism by opening up a small private sector for goods and arms. Following the advent of jet engines we begin to test out jet engines in the Libyan Desert, this leads to prototype jet fighters begin tested. We secretly start a nuclear program setting up bases in the Egyptian Desert with little to no progress. We begin to work on supplying African nationalist within the African region mostly by training them in the Libyan desert and holding discussions in Cairo, especially Algerian nationalist and begin to try to indoctrinate them into Pan-Arabism, we also send 5000 adviors to Algeria to train nationalists. Following the RCC allowance of private sectors tiny Egyptian companies begin to compete against each other with the best goods or arms they can get or produce. Egyptian TV begins to host a wide range of TV shows from drama to action movies (which come out rarely, that shit costs too much), and documentaries about conflicts across the world. Following the July 14th coup we declare war upon Persia for the defense of the New Arab Republic. With the newly armed from Greece an army of 100,000 men, 200 tanks and 120 artillery is sent to Arabia armed with the new Semi-Automatic weaponry under the control of Nasser. At the same time UAR warplanes are sent to intercept Persian planes (80 planes) flying over Arabian Airspace. The rest of the UAR is mobilized as the army begins to amass and organize themselves. Nasser releases a statement "We are awaiting aggression by Persia an We will make it a decisive battle and get rid of Persian aggression once and for all…This is the dream of every Arab. The holy march on which the Arab nation insists, will carry us forward from one victory to another ... the flag of freedom which flies over Baghdad today will fly over Amman and Riyadh. Yes, the flag of freedom which flies over Cairo, Damascus and Baghdad today will fly over the rest of the Middle East."- two Nasser OTL Speeches merged into one.
  • DIAS Dip: We are willing to open our ports to UAR military use. This may aid you in attacking Persia.
  • UAR Dip: With this development of news we begin to move toward the Strait of Hormuz toward the DIAS ports. (20 frigates/two destroyers.)
  • Italian Federal Kingdom: With Italy in a tight situation Prime Minister Giovanni Messe proposes an extension of the American occupation of Sicily to 1958 as the Italian government has begun shutting down its re-education camps throughout the nation as both the US and the Social Republic begin to threaten the Kingdom due to our activity. All prisoners will be sent back to Northern Italy at the condition that the Italian and German Governments stop funding the Fascist movements in Southern Italy (GERMAN AND NORTH ITALIAN RESPONSE NEEDED). Italy continues the production of of M16/43's as the production of P43 heavy tank officially begins as 100 tanks are expected by the end of the year. The government begins developing plans for a jet fighter prototype that will be ready by 1958 as N-5 Bordigna-class semi-rigid airship begin to be produced with plans for the N-6 to N-10 Bordigna-class airships are made for the late 1950's. The Royal Italian Navy is currently composed of one Littorio-class battleship, one heavy cruiser, three light cruisers, eight destroyers, ten torpedo boats and five submarines as plans to expand the navy are made in order to counter the Northern Italian Navy. With the United States refusing to grant access to their nuclear technology, Italy begins developing their own nuclear program as Italian scientists in America are recalled to Italy in order to help develop Italy's nuclear program. With the French declaring neutrality the Government only sends equipment and supplies to the Algerian Nationalists as 30,000 more troops are sent to Macedonia forming the Italian Volunteer Army. It is formed with 65,000 men at its disposal as Bruno Lucini becomes its first commander. The Italian Government also presents its excuses for attacking the group of Anti-Wall protesters and in the area which these protesters broke through a border checkpoint is established as 100,000 troops are rushed to the border in order to enforce security (remember, the current number of troops at the border is 400,000 men). The Italian Military is increased to 1.15 million men as the military continues to increase when a new conscription law is written with every man from the age of 25-50 having the right to join the military - along with women from the age of 20-35.
    • Fascist Italy Dip: We ask the Kingdom to send us the prisoners. We don't guarantee any stop of the financing operations. "What happened is horrible, you should thank us for our patience."
    • Italian Federal Kingdom Diplomacy: We demand that you stop funding fascist groups in Southern Italy as it is the only way you will receive those prisonners. In the meantime they will be detained in a concentration camp were they will remain there until you accept to stop funding Fascist groups in Southern Italy.
  • Republic of China: The referendum result is kind of surprising but the Chinese government will honor it as per the treaty it signed. Mongolia is continued to be integrated into China while the Chinese National Army pulls out of independent Xinjiang. In the 1955 election last year, the Nationalists took a slight hit as the Progressives critiqued their gradual development of the Chinese economy as not going fast enough or far enough. The Nationalists dropped slightly to 488 seats, the Progressives rising to 317, the more radical People First Party doubling its seats to 42, while the moderate New Power Party dropping to only 23 seats. Nonetheless, it is not enough to shift the overall balance of power, with the Nationalist Party's hold on China still being viewed as by far dominant. The government downplays the loss of Xinjiang to the public, although it still enrages a significant minority of more hardline nationalists. Premier Sun Fo states in his address to the Second National Assembly that "with the long civil war over and the pre-1911 borders largely restored, the Party will completely prioritize domestic policy." That is not to say that China will not be involved in international affairs, but that the Nationalists will "put China first" in planning. The economy's development continues as the rebuilding efforts shift toward developing what has been restored. The Nationalist administration has gradually been paying back loans as revenue from multiple sources leaves them with a positive income and being able to fund the budget. Tariffs are kept high enough to defend Chinese industry, though Japanese trade is given some special privileges. Railways connect most of the country's major cities now, and an official government-owned company called China Rail is established to manage the network. Transportation and logistics are greatly enhanced thanks to this, further improving economic development. The national labor service continues on expanding railway lines and also building more roads. Businesses continue to make a comeback and with the stabilization of finances people are more likely to take risks establishing their own ventures, although they are still limited to the major coastal cities. European and American investment in Chinese industries is also encouraged. New factories open up throughout the country, while those in operation prioritize consumer goods production. In foreign affairs, China criticizes the UN and the United States for meddling in Hispania's internal affairs, stating that China supports Hispania. The Chinese Republic also continues to gravitate toward Italy and Germany, with most Chinese feeling betrayed by the Western democracies' lack of support during the war with Japan and for China's reconquest of its territories. Chinese cinema continues to rise, with the release of a film adaptation of the famous 14th century historical novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms becoming popular among the public. English-subtitled versions are also exported abroad as an example of Chinese film making and culture. Kong fu movies also become popular, such as The True Story of Wong Fei Hung. A Chinese "cultural renaissance" is taking place with the spread of media.
  • Russia: Our post-war boom continues. We are happy about the referendum results in both countries, and establish relations with Sinkiang. With the Arab-Persian conflict heating up, we offer to sell our remaining World War II planes and tanks to both sides, and remain officially neutral in the war per the Treaty of Lucknow. Even still, we offer up our country as a mediator between the two sides should they seek a peace deal. Our cities of Moscow and Konstantingrad are completely rebuilt. Stolitsa, the new capital city, is flourishing. Our interstate highway system continues to be built and improved, and cities begin to be well-connected, causing car sales to boom. In a shocking move, Rodzaevsky calls for an opening of party membership, voting for Grand Council membership, and even running for those positions to women. All but running for office are accepted by the Grand Council.
  • Andean Revolutionary Front: José Carlos Mariátegu, Our Commander, leads us into battle as we attempt to liberate the fascist oppressors that is the HBNP. A coalition of Mestizos and Amerindian is formed to liberate the nation from fascism known as the “Andean Revolutionary Front”. We link up with Ecuadorian Mestizos to form a branch of our insurgent group in Ecuador. We request US aid and supplies (ORWELL RESPONSE NEEDED!). We liberate the city of Cusco after a fierce battle with Hispanian authorities. Our ideology is Democratic Socialism, Libertarianism and democracy. We continue to gain ground in the mountain regions of the country and on the coast, seizing a couple of ports. We plan to rename the country “Andea” after this quick revolution.
    • Brazilian Secret Dip: Brazil offers to donate money and if needed weapons to spread the spirit of equality, yet we don't want to force the ARF to be communist.
    • Though we are angry at Brazil for allying itself with Hispania and basically helping this torturous regime to be establish, we recognize Brazil’s efforts to stop the oppression amd accept their offer.
  • People's Republic of Brazil: Because of the civil unrest in the neighboring nation of Hispania, we call the Hispanian government for the last time to grant their native population equal rights and more autonomy! If Hispania doesn't follow the demands of their last "two true friends", they will not only ruin the diplomatic ties with Brazil, but also face a militaristic conflict. In order if Hispania denies, conscription is re-implemented, with women from the age of 18 or older have to serve for nine months in a civil field for example as nurses or in the bureaucracy of the state and the reservist veterans from the Latin Wars being called to arms. In order to celebrate the 30 years anniversary of the People's Republic the Mae Patria statue is revealed in Rio de Janeiro, holding the record for the biggest statue in the world with an overall height of around 100 meters, being even higher that the Statue of Liberty in New York. Infrastructure projects continue to build roads through the thick jungle. State atheism is now officially a thing, yet religious freedom is granted. Faith or conversion is promoted to not be in public. The first perfect working jet engine made in Brazil is planned to enter mass production in 1960. A major fleet is also planned with three aircraft carriers under construction. To stop Argentinian influenco over the region, social-democratic, democratic socialist movements and red trade unions in Central America and Bolivia are supported immensely by the government.
    • Hispania: They have equal rights, we just want to assimilate them into Hispanic culture.
  • Italian Social Republic: A massacre has been committed this year, the nuber of victims is undefined, the government has convened an emergency meeting in Mantua to discuss the situation. A crowd reunited outside the castle screaming to answer with the army. The reunion lasted more than five hours, the representative of German Empire has been called as well as the generals stationed in Northern Italy. At the meeting's end, Duce Italo Balbo has spoken to the crowd: "That act was the worst thing that the Kingdom would have been able to do. They wanted to divide us so bad they've decided to shoot to their brothers. That's pure madness, unarmed people have died protecting their land! [...] The act won't be tolerated, and the apologizes won't never be accepted.[...] Our fascist south Italian brothers are waiting for us to make them see the light!". Some artillery batteries of the 57a Lombardia Division ([Mot][Art] - 5000 (training 0.20)) shoot to the walldestroying some sections of it in Lombardia. Graziani, Defense minister, has affirmed: "This is just a warning, they've killed our unarmed people, nothing else will be tolerated, our troops are on the front with German ones, with them we can annihilate the kingdom's menace once and for all." "When they'll hurt us next time, we'll occupy all of Milan and ram straight through their territories with a war declaration, we don't play anymore" said the resistance minister Valerio Borghese. Italy asks to have the missile's project of the V2 for Finmeccanica (GERMANY RESPONSE). Other 20 G91/R1 are built. The government, still shocked by those recent events, accepts to send the SS Italienische  - 15,000 men ( [Modern Tanks][Mech] (training 0.20) ) and the XI MAS - 15,000 men ( [Mot][Art] (0.20) ) divisions to Yugoslavia and the Littorio (9-381 mm/12-152 mm/AA90 mm/AA20 mm)-class heavy battleship to the Yugoslavian navy. We now ask if our administration can take Istria, if yes, we will keep supporting Yugoslavian legitimate government against bloody revolutionaries. (YUGOSLAVIAN RESPONSE), the commander will be Mario Roatta. A new law in the Social Italian Republic is approved, the "ordine del giorno Ciano", it calls to a partial mobilization. People has the right to join from the age of 25 to 40 years in the Army, but university volunteers are accepted. Women are accepted as well, from 25 to 30 years. Mandatory service is active from 20 to 22 years, 100,000 reserves have joined the service. The army counts up to 100,000 active soldiers divided in (X MAS (30,000)-XI MAS (15,000) - XII MAS (15,000) - SS Italienische (15,000) - Ariete (5000[T]) - Centauro (5000[T]) - Giovani Fascisti (5000) - 57a Lombardia (5000) - 20a Friuli (5000)) and 100,000 reserves. We attend German report for further updates.
    • Italian Federal Kingdom: In respose to he Social Republic's menaces Prime Minister Giovanni Messe order all troops to not open fire on anti-wall protesters in order to prevent an armed conflict. We also remind the Fascist Government that this wall is a defensive measure to protect the nation in case of war and that small brder checkpoints have been established in order to call down the Anti-Wall protesters
  • Sinkiang: The referendum results are in. 66% wants to stay independent, while the other 34% want to join China (mostly Han Chinese). As a result, the ethnic Han move to the border with China, or emigrate there. The Ugyhur Provisional Government is formed, and the region will no longer be called Sinkiang.
  • Turkey: The cabinet of the vizier, the general staff, and the Sultan are meeting frequently this year as they hammer out constructive steps regarding the sudden coup in Arabia and the outbreak of war between Arabia and Persia. Sultan Osman IV is a known pro-Arab, but both he and Vizier Celal Bayar are concerned with what might happen should Arabia and the UAR merge into a single nation, as demonstrated in their various ideologies. The secret document received from the new Arabian government mollifies concerns about a united Arab state and convinces the Sultan, but Bayar and the general staff remain relatively skittish and remain uncommitted to either side. However, the general staff strongly believe that Turkish intervention on either side would be decisive, but issue a proclamation of neutrality, at least for the time being. Turkish diplomats constantly funnel information back to Ankara about the positions other countries have on the conflict and what they would do if Turkey joined either side. The Turkish military is partially mobilized to maintain the current state of neutrality, with 400,000 men stationed along the southern and eastern borders. Turkish jets maintain constant patrols along its borders and the Turkish navy is put on full alert in the Eastern Mediterranean should war occur. Domestically, public opinion is split on who to join. Devout Muslims are concerned about what damage might occur to the holy cities of Mecca, Medina, and Jerusalem within Arabia while Turkish nationalists are concerned that victory by either side could upset the balance of power within the Middle East. The underground Army of Fire believes that the war is just the chance Azerbaijan needs to gain independence and publicaly announces itself to the world. It generates little attention until several members are arrested by border police for smuggling weapons and explosives into Persia. As a result, the group is monitored by national police and border security is tightened, although prosecutors believe the group has been doing this for some time. The government amps up production of various war materials and fortifications are inspected and repaired in order to maintain their effectiveness. Following concessions made by the new Arabian government and Persian airstrikes against the Holy Cities, public opinion rapidly swings in favor of Arabia a month into the war. Soon afterward, the general staff determines the proper course of action and Vizier Bayar declares that a "declaration of hostilities" has been sent to the Persian ambassador over unacceptable violations to the Middle Eastern status quo and Turkey's desire to uphold the safety of the Holy Cities and its treaty-bound alliance with Arabia. The Turkish navy conducts patrols to protect Arabian and Egyptian ports in the Mediterranean while Turkish aircraft operating out of Jeddah scan the Red Sea for Persian ships. With most of Persia's military invading Iraq, the Turkish military launches a counteroffensive named Operation Süleyman, its invasion of Persian Azerbaijan with the goal of seizing Baku, Tabriz and ultimately, Tehran. With strong air and tank support, the 350,000 strong army is expected to encounter relatively little resistance. 
    • Georgia: Georgia's development continues in terms of political and economic measures. At the beginning of the year, Georgian officials in collaboration with their Turkish counterparts set the date of 1960 as the year Georgia's formal reliance upon Turkey will come to an end and Georgia will become a totally independent country. However, such promises are moved to the backburner as soon as war with Persia breaks out. Upon Turkish insistence, Georgia contributes to the war by producing supplies and sending most of its military to contribute to the attack on Baku. Georgian politicians justify this involvement by saying that proving to Turkey that Georgia can fight a war admirably will help Georgia speed along toward independence. 
    • Armenia: The hunt for the ALR continues, but the war with Persia complicates matters as much of the Turkish military withdraws in order to concentrate upon the invasion of Azerbaijan. As a result, the ALR begin to run rampant, with larger numbers of bombings, shootings, and other attacks upon the provisional government. However, this also allows the Armenian police force to step up and increase its capabilities. Even so, the better ability of the police does not halt the violence, and it remains to be seen how Armenia can finally come to peace following so much strife domestically. 
    • Crimea: Crimea enjoys a generally peaceful year despite its declared support for Turkey. A few Crimean troops volunteer to man positions within Turkey while much of the Turkish military is at the front, yet no Crimean troops are moved to the front. Efforts to bolster Crimea's appeal abroad continue, with growth in tourism and agricultural investment. 
  • United States: President Patton is greatly disgruntled by conflicts in South America and Europe. With Peru going to hell he ordered the assembly of "Task Force: Francisco" off the Galapagos Islands. TFF includes three battleships, two aircraft carriers for CAS and air cover, and landing ships capable of holding 300,000 American soldiers. In Europe Patton orders Operation: Kickback which would see US troops assume control over handling the IFK/ISR border, and would see US troops move in and remove the Italian PM from office. Only one of these takes place as troops under General William Dean attempt to remove IFK troops from their border position. Meanwhile, Patton wins re-election against democratic challenger Adlai Stevenson. Back home Brown v Gayle sees Alabama band bus segregation.
  • The Second Hellenic Republic: The Army of Macedonia is sent to secure the Greco-Yugoslav Border following the chaos in Macedonia. Secretly, dissidents in Macedonia are offered Pyrkal EATs and explosives. The economy, spurred on by the large scale investment of the post-war years, grows rapidly. The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens has grown in renown thanks to heavy investment, and is considered a strong university internationally. Containerized shipping becomes the lifeblood of the Greek Economy as the major commercial families switch to the new system. Profits from the early switch allow the the merchant fleet to expand even more, and it reaches ~22.7% of the global shipping fleet by raw tonnage. Government spending is directed toward improving the economic competitiveness of Greece through infrastructure and education. Greek agricultural products also increase thanks to commercialization of the EGE. Greek naval officers begin exploring the potential for ship-to-ship missiles and rockets which could take the place of torpedoes. The development of a Greco-Turkish series of jets is pursued. Work on rebuilding the old group of Vasilefs Georgios-class destroyers is underway for completion in 1957. The Hellenic Army continues its order for the Ajax series of armored cars (OTL Panhard EBR). The 105 mm HEAT and HE guns are under development as well. An armored personnel carrier version of the Ajax is considered, but not yet implemented.
  • Federation of India: Since Persia invaded the Arab Republic of the Near East, not the other way around, India refuses to join the war, and the "uncivilized act of aggression against not only Arabs but democracy" leads India to propose to the Kathmandu Pact members to kick Persia out of the pact. India hopes to secure the Indochinese vote on the issue. Tata, Gandhi Tech, and Ayask withdraw from the Persian economy with beforehand notice, and Indian troops stack the Persian-Indian border. All Indians in Persia are told to come back to India, as an Indian intervention in the war may be imminent. Prime Minister Nehru states in a speech, "The Persians have declared war on a democratic, peace loving society for no reason. They have performed an uncivilized act of aggression against not only Arabs but democracy. Therefore, we urge everyone in the Kathmandu pact to deny Persia the aggression against a democratic society and kick them out of the pact. India may be forced to intervene in the war if Persia does not cease the invasion of the Arab countries immediately." Prime Minister Nehru tries to improve Sino-Indian relations by asking to build an embassy in Beijing and signing a free trade agreement for many Indian and Chinese companies standing to gain. The Indian Army gains 20,000 new trained soldiers, upping the 50,000 previously to 70,000. Most are sent to the Persian-Indian border. India condemns Persia's attempt at going backward in time into a monarchist era without democracy. Kathmandu Pact members: Vote on removing Persia from the pact here. (Mod and Indochinese Response) The Indian Stock Exchange Tower is one-quarter of the way done, but with the tensions, the finishing of the grand tower is pushed to 1961/62.

1957

The pope calls for peace on the Italian Peninsula, and offers both governments to hold peace talks in the Vatican, with the pope as a mediator, and proposes a demilitarized zone to prevent similar incidents. Pope Martin becomes the first pope to visit the United Nations, where he uses strong language to be an advocate for putting an end to war globally.

The Andean Revolutionary Front, now with the aid of former army soldiers and generals, makes striking gains and liberates major cities in Peru such as Arequipa and Trujillo.

Many students and politicians in southern Italy demand that South Italy release everyone it is holding in concentration camps and demolish the camps, and a massive protest known as “The Italian Awakening” is held in Rome, and is the biggest protest in Italy since WW2 with students, workers and politicians alike demanding an end to this inhumane and undemocratic act..

Ukrainians mostly like Germany and their policies but wish for independence, but to remain aligned to Germany.

With China becoming more and more open and democratic, their economy starts to see a large boom with their trade with other NPC Asian and European countries increasing rapidly and more foreign companies begin seeing China as a good place to invest, albeit within the economic limitations imposed by the Treaty of Chengdu.

Archaeologist Ernest Langford uncovers a crystal skull in the heart of the Mexican Valley. It dates circumstantially to the 14th century, but the sharp and smooth parts could only have been achieved with modern technology, or otherwise ~150 years of constant sanding. It seems similar to skull imagery in Mayan mythology, but otherwise has no known precedent in Mesoamerican rituals. Some studies find that the skull is designed to redirect any laser light out of its eyes. However, most archaeologists dismiss it as a modern forgery by Langford, since there is no carbon debris to give an accurate dating. 

  • Republic of Panama: We reckon Ernest Langford's faked it, yet another American making odd glory seeking claims, no doubt. We seek to continue friendly relations with the other nations of Central America and Haiti. A three-month literacy campaign is held in the capital's schools and churches. Coconut plantations continue to expand so they can be grown as a cash crop for export. We call up 200 new cops and 100 new soldiers. We stay neutral over the recent Venezuelan and Peruvian issues. Ernesto de la Guardia creates the OTL Electoral Tribunal and other constitutional reforms. We request entry in to Argentina's proposed (a few turns back) Organization of Latin American Democracies with the purpose of also supporting fledgling democracies across the continent (Argentina's response needed).
    • Argentina says “Si, Senōr”.
  • Andean Revolutionary Front: José Carlos Mariátegu promises equal rights for all people in Andea once the ARF liberates the country. We make a major offensive to penetrate Hispanian lines, with much avail, with us totally collapsing the Hispanian lines and pushing, reaching Lima, in which a long fight ensues and Lima is liberated, and then Quito, and soon the Hispanian Forces collapse and we liberate the country. José Carlos Mariátegu Announces the formation of the “Andean Interim Military Government” that will last for maybe five or, if needed,ten to totally rebuild any destroyed buildings and to reorganize the economy and government. A military parade is held in Lima to celebrate the liberation of Lima and the victory in the civil war. A new currency called the Andean Sòl is printed. We offer to re-establish US-Peru Relations as the democratization of Andea begins (ORWELL RESPONSE!!). We request Brazilian recognition as the true government of the country(YCASTO RESPONSE NEEDED!). We demolish statues of Vasquez and their National Bolivarist leaders and ban the HBNP, with promises of elections in five years to effectively end the transition from dictatorship to democracy. We begin transferring facilities over from the previous National Bolivarist economic model to a more socialistic model (think of it as the Nordic type of socialism). The education system is being discussed this year at a national meeting of scholars from all ethnicities, tribes, and classes. The elite begins being purged, with the main targets being those who supported the Fascist regime. José Carlos Mariátegu Becomes the head of the Andean Interim Military Government. Former fighters and army soldiers are put on a “Veteran Financial Service” which basically gives veterans a pretty good paycheck every year. Prisons become military institutions temporarily as military officers run background checks, look through various government profiles and archives to make sure the people they are releasing are political prisoners that were imprisoned for speaking out agains the regime, while previous government officials that were jailed for corruption will sit in jail until the government can see if they did any violations of human rights or any other stuff.
    • Brazil Dip: We will recognize the republican government, yet we request that total free speech is given and communist and socialist parties can exists and work without repression.
    • that’s all a part of our democratization process. - Andea
  • Italian Federal Kingdom: With Prime Minister Giovanni Messe being pressured by the United States Messe announces that he will not partake in the 1957 Elections and that Achille Lauro, a member of the People's Monarchist Party, will succeed Messee as the Party's leader (The PMP is composed of members of the Monarchist National Party who supported Giovanni Messe as the MNP began to oppose Messe's policies). During the elections the Italian Democratic Socialist Party receives 40% of the vote with the Christian Democratic Party in second with 38% as the People's Monarchist Party finishes in third with only 22%. With these results Guiseppe Saragat becomes the new Prime Minister of Italy beginning his first six-year term as the next elections are to take place in 1963. In order to appease the protesters in Rome Saragat orders all prisoners to be released and sent to Northern Italy as portions of the wall are demolished in order to create bigger border checkpoints as people are allowed to enter in Northern Italy as they want as long as they do not spread out fascism throughout Southern Italy. Saragat also accepts the pope's offer to meditate on the Italian Situation as Saragat sees this as the only way to establish peace within Italy. Production of the P-43 accelerates as the first group of P-43 tanks are sent to Rome to contain the protesters with orders not to open fire on any civilian. Saragat also announces that despite the Italian Government plans to boycott the 1958 FIFA World Cup Italy will still participate in the World Cup despite the tensions rising within the Italian Peninsula. Saragat also continues to support the Macedonian Rebels as the Italian Volunteer Army atrives to reinforce them at Skopje. Support is also given to the Algerian Nationalists as 5000 men are sent to Algeria in order help Algeria acquire their independence. The Italian Army is also raised to 1.2 million men as Saragat decides to increase conscription in case further conflict breaks out between the IFK and the ISR.
    • Edgar Puau is angry at this and threatens to use all means necessary to get the Italians out of French Africa, which he sees as an integral part of France. Militarization of the border and increase air activity is seen at the border. -Mod
    • Italian Federal Kingdom Dip: With the French threating of declaring war on Italy we pull out of troops from Algeria but we still send supplies and equipment to the Algerian Nationalists.
  • Republic of China: The economic success encourages Sun Fo's government to continue on its current course, taking more measures to promote investment in China. The Nationalists' approval rating also increases, as the economy continues to grow and more jobs are created. The new domestic agenda adopted by the Kuomintang National Congress this year points out the successes and aims to continue encouraging them. As part of the economic plan adopted by the Nationalist Party at the Congress, the government will promote more foreign investment in order to further industrialize China. Factories, railways, roads expand across the country and urban zones begin growing as millions of Chinese move from the country side the cities. The better economic conditions allow people to start small businesses. Farmers have also increased agricultural output since the land was given to them. The government has subsidized some farms to make sure there is enough food supply for the population. With the increased revenue, the National Assembly passes a bill to allow the armed forces to be increased by 500,000 men to a strength of 1.5 million. The Ministry of National Defense has made sure every serviceman is equipped with the standardized uniform and weaponry. Newer technologies like radio are used regularly, with stations set up throughout the country for communication. Tanks and armored cars have been incorporated into the ground forces. The shipyards in Shanghai, Tainjin, and Guangzhou begin making the country's first native-designed warships, the Anshan-class destroyer, based on European designs. The government orders 25 destroyers for the Republic of China Navy as part of the first batch. More shipyards are also being constructed. Older foreign-built vessels will gradually be decommissioned or put into use as training vessels. The ROCAF begins designing China's first jet engine equipped fighter plane. The Chinese Foreign Ministry puts out a statement condemning American aggression against Peru.
    • We share the same worries as China that America might invade, but ask that Sino-Andean relations continue as normal and that the alliance between the two nations is kept relatively normal. -Andea
    • China agrees to that.
  • United States: With Hispania in total civil war, Operation: Indiana takes place. 300,000 US troops land in Ecuador to seize control of the region and administer it as a UN protectorate New carrier-based Vought F-8 Crusader jets easily shoot down Hispanian Vasquez jets especially with new AIM-1 sidewinder missiles. The F-8 was further proven as Colonel John Glenn was able to reach supersonic speeds in a flight from California to New York. At home, elements of the 101st airborne escort nine black students into Little Rock High School after being denied entrance even after Brown v BoE. The 1957 civil rights act is passed loosely ensuring people's right to vote regardless of race. Shippingport Nuclear Power Plant goes online and will be operational by 1958. In Florida the Vanguard TV3 lifts off successfully from its platform in Cape Canaveral and shoots into space. The A1 rocket releases the TV3 as the world's first artificial satellite (Nicknamed the "Space Squid" by scientists). The curious case of Dr. Langford begins earlier this year after he is kidnapped by German soldiers commanded by Colonel Dr. Helga Adler to a warehouse of mysterious artifacts in Nevada. The Nazis recover a corpse supposedly from the Roswell crash a decade earlier. Langford later escapes the Nazi's only to be recovered by FBI agents after hiding in a fridge to survive a nuclear test conducted north of Las Vegas. Following the Discovery of the Crystal Skull and a mysterious shootout in Berkley, California, Langford travels to a mysterious city in the Yucatan, el Dorado as the Spanish called it. He is trailed by the Nazi's who reunite the skull with a series of 13 crystal skeletons. Col. Adler is later killed by the alien being in her quest for knowledge. Langford claims the skull was lost in a plane crash after sending it to scientists in Argentina. Following the incident he marries a Marylin Redwood.
    • ARF won the war. - Mod
    • Panama Dip: We wish to continue good relations with the USA.
  • Republic of Arabia: Being the first year since the revolution, President Karim organizes the new administration under the social democracy. Three autonomous regions are designated in the nation, with semi-independent governments: Judea, Kurdistan and Hejaz. The rest of the nation is divided into three states, with their own local republican governments and an elected governor: Syria, Iraq and Nejd. As for the economy, Nasser's Arab socialism is adapted to decentralize the economy to a regulated, strong middle-class. Arabia opens up friendly relations America, and asks for their national support for the establishment of Democracy in the Middle East. President Abd Al-Karim sends his personal message of appreciation to President Patton via State Minister Salih Ammash. (AMERICA RESPONSE) Sharia law is planned to more gradually be liberalized in the nation, being permitted more in mass media with the rise of television and radio. Modern cars are imported from Egypt to be used in the new highway system. With war concluded with Persia, the Arab army moves in a dispatch of 10,000 troops to occupy Kuzestan in lieu of its annexation, supporting the local resistance there to set up their own government and economy. In light of India's response to Persia, Arabia opens up closer relations to India, and asks to have an embassy in their capital (INDIA RESPONSE). The final settlement of the Arab-Persian war is settled in the Treaty of Stolitsa.
    • India Dip: We would love if you wanted to set up an embassy in New Delhi, and ask if we can set up our own in your capital.
    • UAR Dip: We would like to open an embassy in the capital of this new Republic.
  • Federation of India: Recruitment goes down in the Indian military after the de-escalation of the Arab-Persian Crisis. India requests Persia to not to declare war on democratic countries like that and apologies for the extreme actions. Companies like Tata and Ayask resume trading in the Iranian economy, reintroducing Iranian oil to India. Three-quarters of the Indian Stock Exchange Tower is completed, and bids for renaming the tower for advertising comes down to Ayask and Tata. India becomes almost completely self-sufficient, with local businesses supporting each other, with its only need as of now oil, flowing from Iran so far. A democratized China leads India to improve relations with the other superpower across the Himalayas - in most ways, India's counterpart. The tower is scheduled to be finished way ahead of schedule, around late 1958 or early 1959. Nuclear fission tests continue (Mod response needed). The upcoming elections are looking in favor of a new left leaning Hindu named Kanj Patel, who wants an OTL Scandinavian democracy sort of thing, after displeasure on Nehru's handling of the Arab-Persian Crisis and near miss at war. Patel supports good relations with both Persia, the Arab Republic of the Near East, and the United Arab Republics. Patel, part of the new Indian Social Democracy party or the ISD, is expected to win by close margins in 1958 as the Cold War heats up and Nehru's handling of the Arab-Persian Crisis. We move our troops out of the Persian border and send three-fourths of them (52,500) into the reserves.
    • Andean Diplomacy: We offer a trade agreement with India.
    • Indian Dip: We improve relations with the Andean Republic and China, hoping to place an embassy in Lima and Beijing.
      • Chinese Diplomacy: We agree to opening an Indian embassy in Beijing and are glad for this improvement in Indo-Chinese relations. Since Asia has entered a period of relative peace and growth not seen in recent times, China proposes an idea to India and the rest of the Kathmandu Pact about starting an Asian Games, a sporting event for all Asian countries like the Olympics that would promote peaceful relations and cooperation between Asian countries.
      • Indian Dip: We agree and propose multiple events here.
    • UAR Dip: We would like to open an embassy in New Delhi.
      • Indian Dip: We allow it and ask to open one in Cairo.
      • UAR Dip: Sure.
    • Indian Dip: We ask Afghanistan if they want to join the Kathmandu Pact. (mod Response needed)
  • Indochina: We are trying to improve the technology of our industry to increase the quality of the products. Hanoi and Saigon are the two main industrial centers of the country. The infrastructure of the transportation system, telecommunication, electricity and water are gradually improving, especially in main economic zones, helping to increase the industry in these regions. We are upgrading the transportation system. More railways are being built to connect the Vietnam, Laos and Kampuchea regions. As the Laos region is lacking infrastructure, we are focusing on building more transports in that region. A new airport is being built in Phnom Penh and we are thinking of building one in Vientiane in the future. More cars are imported from India and Japan. We continue trading with Japan and other members in the Kathmandu Pact. Also, more Chinese goods are imported into the country. We are continuing colonizing and occupying the rich Paracel and Spratly Islands. To approach the islands easier, we would like to buy five naval ships from Russia. (Russian respond)
    • Indochinese Dip: The Indochinese Prime Minister visited Thailand and had a meeting with the Thai Prime Minister, thanking them for becoming our ally and hoping to strengthen the cooperation and development between the two countries.
  • The United Arab Republics: Infrastructure and economy continue being expanded. We begin to see a rise in tourism as westerners begin to study the "old word of the Egyptian people" AKA the Pyramids of Giza (and things of that sort). This is expanded as more and more people come from across the world to study the past Egyptian and now Libyan/Yemeni previous civilization. This year it is covered by Italian students that we allow to enter. The National Arms company continues its production of rifles and begins to ramp up production of radios, equipment and motorized vehicles, The AS-49 is worked on to become the new main semi-automatic rifle for the army. We begin to work on copying Soviet tank design from the late World War II forming an Egyptian copy of the T-34 and T-50 tank. Nasser begins to organize the navy by dividing it into the Mediterranean Sea Fleet (two destroyers and 12 frigates) and the Red Sea fleet (12 frigates). The army is also worked on as Nasser creates a standing army of 20,000 men under the control of RCC generals. The air force is once again worked on as old planes are commissioned leading to only 120 planes being usable out of our old surplus of 200 planes from many eras. For its second charter, the RCC (Revolutionary Command Council) begins to open up a bit to Capitalism by opening up a small private sector for goods and arms. Following the advent of jet engines we begin to test out jet engines in the Libyan Desert, this leads to prototype jet fighters begin tested. We secretly start a nuclear program setting up bases in the Egyptian Desert with little to no progress. We begin to work supplying African nationalists within the African region mostly by training them in the Libyan desert and holding discussions in Cairo, especially Algerian nationalists and begin to try to indoctrinate them into Pan-Arabism. We also send 5000 adviors to Algeria to train nationalists. Following the RCC allowance of private sectors, tiny Egyptian companies begin to compete against each other with the best goods or arms they can get or produce. Egyptian TV begins to host a wide range of TV shows from drama to action movies (which come out rarely, that shit costs too much), and documentaries about conflicts across the world. Following the July 14th coup we declare war on Persia for the defense of the New Arab Republic. With the newly armed from Greece an army of 100,000 men, 200 tanks and 120 artillery is sent to Arabia armed with the new Semi-Automatic weaponry under the control of Nasser. Nasser's army is sent to support Arabian troops at the Persian border. At the same time UAR warplanes are sent to intercept Persian planes (80 planes) flying over Arabian airspace. The rest of the UAR is mobilized as the army begins to amass and organize themselves with 100,000 more men. (50,000 troops being armed with the AS-49). Elections are held for 1960 as Nasser and Yemeni Pan-Arabist "Abu Abdul" run for Chairman of the RCC.

Portugal: A referendum is held in Portugal about the return of the monarchy. The referendum passes and Portugal is now a constitutional monarchy with a democratic prime minister like Sweden. (mods: this is Portugal and the people have spoken.)

  • Dude, Salazar never came to power, Portugal is a republic and democratic. -mod
    • Man, I swear. You are obsessed with monarchism. - mod
  • Norway: News of King Haakon VII's death spreads through Norway like wildfire, shaking the nation like an earthquake. He is succeeded by his son, Olav. King Olav V begins the construction of a statue in Oslo in memory of his father. He also invites all nations to King Haakon VII's funeral. In the threat of yet another possible world war, we declare ourselves neutral yet again and begin taking precaution measures. However, unless the Cold War gets on the cusp of becoming a real threat, we will remain focused on economic improvement. Further exploration of the Norwegian Antarctic claim reveals potential mineral deposits there. The current mining companies of Orkla Mining Company Ltd., Sulitjelma Mines and A/S Sydvaranger as well as a fledgling company called Jordisk (Norwegian for "underground") race to exploit the untapped deposits, causing Norway's iron, copper and titanium exploitation to go through the roof. Meanwhile, at home, the aforementioned companies compete for nickel, zinc, quartz, and magnesium. Orkla Mining Company, Sulitjelma Mines, A/S Sydvaranger, and Jordisk dominate both in stock and in material. However, seafood is still Norway's main export, and a big one for sure. We propose trade relations with the Republic of China. (Player Response Needed.)
    • Chinese Diplomacy: China gladly agrees to start trade with Norway.
    • Fascist Italy Dip: Dino Grandi sends Italian condolences to Norway offering 13 Caravaggio and 20 Canaletto operas to be exposed in Oslo for a month.
    • Norwegian Dip: We agree to the proposition of an art expo in Oslo and thank Dino Grandi for his condolences. In return, we grant him one free visit to the Oslo Royal Museum of Fine Arts.
  • Italian Social Republic: The government has started a new campaign to moderate the fascist party thanks also to Enrico Mattei's advice, that, with the Snam company, has started to take oil from the Adriatic Sea in the Venice gulf. The fascist party is divided in two movements: the Movimento Sociale, more for moderation and free speech, guided by Enea Franza; and the Ordine Nuovo, toward Nazism and authoritartianism, guided by Pino Rauti. The two factions are living together at peace wanting to keep status quo in the regions until the Italian problem ends. The moderate Movimento Sociale has started a new campaign to support the protesters' claims against the Italian kingdom, Enea Franza has stated: "We want Italian people to be free from the Bourbon kingdom and the communist threat! Workers, students and even priests join us! Join our freedom campaign, with your will, Movimento Sociale will rule your children in a bright future! Italy, love and traditions are the keywords." Following the speech some biplanes have departed from Tuscany to deliver supporting leaflets to the protesters in Rome. It will be remembered as the D'Annunzio Flight, to remember the flight D'Annunzio made in Wien to deliver pro-Italy leaflets during WW1. The Duce Italo Balbo has confirmed to be interested in the pope's proposal saying "we have our diplomats ready to go in the Vatican right now. Peace is what we want, but our people needs guarantees and lands. The split of Italy isn't right, many fascist brothers are abroad. If the Kingdom will accept, we are ready to discuss about it. (KINGDOM OF ITALY RESPONSE) For now, we'll keep doing our interests." After the delivery of the kingdom's troops in Algeria the government has sent to France its foreign affairs minister Dino Grandi, to sign a mutual protection pact against any kind of the Kingdom of Italy's aggression pact (MOD RESPONSE NEEDED) promising to guarantee support to the French Army in Algeria. The authorities have entered in Trieste with many people celebrating the return of Italians in Istria. The port has hosted part of the Italian navy, including the Vittorio Veneto newly built battleship and the Roma. The Littorio was given as aid to Yugoslavian navy while 30,000 men (XII MAS and SS Italienische) commanded by Mario Roatta will follow the Yugoslavian Army. They have artillery, mechanized troops, motorized troops and last generation German tanks including Leopard-1 and Zebra-1.
  • People's Republic of Brazil: With the civil war in the Andes coming to an end, we start to make diplomatic ties with the Andean Republic and formally invite the new republic into the Southern Strategic Front (COLGAN RESPOND, PLEASE). With the Brazilian National Football Team reaching the finals for the second time, the new motto of the trainer Leônidas da Silva is "Three times a charm" and the team is drilled harder, to prevent close games like in the last cup. Tactics are changed to the ones of 1950, but partly modernized. Speaking of modernization, the jet AAJ Tipo55 after eight years of trial and error is now successfully tested and will be mass produced in 1958. The Tipo 55 engine will replace the formerly used propeller driven planes. Brazil announced that  the Southern Strategic Alliance is willing to cooperate with the GTO to some degree, and full cooperation with the Organisation of Latin American Democracies (MOD RESPONSE PLEASE) We would also relax our tensions with the United States (ORWELL RESPONSE, PLEASE) 
    • Yeah, Fam. -Andea
  • Turkey: The Turkish public celebrates wildly as the Turkish military rapidly sweeps aside the Persian military and occupies the capital of Tehran. The government and people of Turkey widely view the victory as confirming Turkey as the regional hegemon of the Middle East and a restoration of national supremacy not seen since the strong days of the Ottoman Empire. With the majority of the Persian army laying down its arms after the capture of the capital and the major figures of the Persian government in custody, the Turkish government sends diplomats to begin drafting and debating the terms of the peace agreement with their counterparts. In the meantime, the Turkish military places certain parts of Persia under occupation, most notably Azerbaijan and military bases across the northern part of the country, where weapons and vehicles are confiscated and will be returned upon the successful completion of negotiations. Vital infrastructure is also safeguarded, such as oil fields and factories, guarded by Turkish troops. A provisional government of Azeri officials is collected to begin creating the political institutions needed to govern an independent Azerbaijan following the war. Relations with Derbent officials are also established in order to discuss the integration of southern Dagestan following the conclusion of the war. The various Turkish protectorates continue their development and support of Turkish war efforts in the meantime. 
  • The Second Hellenic Republic: The economy, spurred on by the large scale investment of the post-war years, grows rapidly. The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens has grown in renown thanks to heavy investment, and is considered a strong university internationally. Containerized shipping becomes the lifeblood of the Greek Economy as the major commercial families switch to the new system. Profits from the early switch allow the the merchant fleet to expand even more, and it reaches ~22.8% of the global shipping fleet by raw tonnage. Government spending is directed toward improving the economic competitiveness of Greece through infrastructure and education. Greek agricultural products also increase thanks to commercialization of the EGE. Greek naval officers begin exploring the potential for ship-to-ship missiles and rockets which could take the place of torpedoes. The development of a Greco-Turkish series of jets is pursued. The Hellenic Army continues its order for the Ajax series of armored cars.

1958

World Cup Results: Brazil over Spain in the final.

Many in the US wonder why their government is so obsessed with liberating Ecuador when Ecuador isn’t really a thing anymore and we have a government that wants to have good relations with the US.

  • Something is suspicious about this event. What is this “We” and why is this “We” talking about their government? -Orwell

The pope proposes a plan to unite Italy peacefully and equally, this is nicknamed the “Martin Plan”. The plan basically has both government agreeing to allow the fascist party and the other parties in parliament to join in a coalition government and to agree on a mixed economy and other stuff.

The Chinese economy continue to boom. The economic growth sees the growth of a small Chinese film industry. With Chinese films being exported to the west, tourism from western countries increases drastically

The Sandinistas take over most of Nicaragua, with some insurgents loyal to the previous government still fighting. The insurgents, however, are very well armed and equipped with backing from the United States.

The Algerian Revolution continues to be successful.

  • Andea Interim Military Government: We begin a policy of substracting the land of the elite and rich, as a punishment for collaborating with the previous regime, taking many of their villas in other parts of the country and any other land they own around the country, and giving it to the people, with the remainder being a couple of beach houses and the main house they live in. Meanwhile, the elite and rich that did not support the previous regime openly keep their land while the ones that actively attempted to oppose it are rewarded with their land back, or if they are still free and have their fortune, are given more land, with the agreement that they will pay higher taxes. We nationalize the major corporations in Andea and take direct control of the main resources of the country such as Energy, water, and transportation. We Declare neutrality in the Italian conflict, and lower our support for francoist Spain. We once again offer the US to re-establish relations, showing them we are clearly becoming democratic and clearly are US friendly. (ORWELL RESPONSE, PLEASE). We continue to rebuild the cities and other areas that were subject to fighting, though do to the swiftness of the war most of the infrastructure stayed intact. Political parties are formed or return back from exile, and begin getting back on their feet, though political parties de jure continue to be banned, de facto they can freely campaign and advertise their ideology and promote their candidates for the next election. Pan-Hispanian Nationalism is downplayed heavily, promoting unity among ethnicities, promoting the Andean national identity. We officially lift the foreign ban and welcome non-Latin Americans into the country. We also begin promoting religious freedom and declare that Andea has no official religion. We request a pledge of support and backing from Brazil, which means they shall support us and fight with us in the event we are invaded or threatened by external/internal powers.(YCASTO RESPONSE)
    • Fascist Italy Dip: Our governement considers this withdrawal as a betrayal, some of our SS soldiers have let some of the elitemen that supported the regime escape to Mantua declaring the "exiled government of Hispania" offering political asylum to all the elite of the previous government.
    • Brazil Dip: Because the Andean republic is part of the SSA defense pact, these terms are matters of course
  • Federation of India: The Indian Stock Exchange Tower is completed, and is renamed the Ayask Tower. India becomes almost completely self-sufficient, with local businesses supporting each other, with its only need as of now oil, flowing from Iran so far. A democratized China leads India to improve relations with the other superpower across the Himalayas - in most ways, India's counterpart. Nuclear fission tests continue. (Mod response needed) Kanj Patel and Jawaharlal Nerhu come neck in neck in the elections, but Patel pulls forward as the new Prime Minister of India. Patel supports good relations with both Persia, the Arab Republic of the Near East, and the United Arab Republics. Newly troops are sent into reserves as a battleship (INS Mumbai) begins to be built in Mumbai. Mr. Patel agrees to the Andean trade agreement, hoping to bring the Andean gold and silver to India. We invite Afghanistan to the Kathmandu Pact. (Mod Response Needed) We plan to start the Asian Games by 1960 with the Chinese, and open bidding to everyone in the Kathmandu Pact and China.
    • Many Andean leaders take an interest in India, praising its values of equality and religious tolerance, and the fact it’s been able to prosper and hold its diverse peoples together. - Andea
  • Persia: With the loss of national territory and armed forces restriction the Shah says that he takes full responsibility for the war but stressed that the Syrian king had a finger in the game. The Shah orders the armys budget to rise to 17% and announces that Persia will have the most modern army in Middle-East. Support for the Shah is still very high minded thanks to his patriotic speeches and unity. While remaining stable the Shah announces the never another Tehran defensive plan is begun. The plan will use forts will see a Persian Maginot line on all Egyptian or Syrian borders.
  • United States: Though US troops land in Ecuador the Civil War in Hispania ends before any more strategic action can be taken. Though we accept new relations with Andea, we demand they cede an area of OTL territory to become the new Republic of Ecuador or else US troops will stay for longer (Colgan Respond). The Explorer-1 satellite is launched into space. The two sister ships of the USS United States, the USS George Washington and the USS Abraham Lincoln are commissioned. The North American Aerospace Defense Command is established at the same the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is established. Due to Andean insistence like Hispanian before them, we shall hold a referendum in Ecuador asking for them to be independent or part of Andea, seeing as Hispania has disintegrated. Admiral Richard Byrd continues his Antarctic missions after narrowly surviving a heart attack last year.
    • Why do we need to give you Ecuador? Please explain as Ecuador really isn’t a thing anymore. - Andea
    • The United States has sought the preservation of Ecuador which was annexed by the Peruvians mad dream of uniting South America and Venezuela's dream of conquering northern South America. -United States
    • But the Ecuadorians voted in a fair and free referendum to join with Peru.
    • Panama Dip to USA: We would like to buy a surplus  Sikorsky H-34, two surplus  M41 Walker Bulldog and two surplus  M48 Patton and 1000 rifles. As payment we will give you both 250 tonnes of free coconuts and the option of setting up a small joint venture factory on the outskirts of Panama City or Colón making cheap (for your markets) fertilizers and agro-chemicals mostly for export to you for five years as payment for the purchases, too.
  • Republic of Arabia: The central administration of the nation is completed at this time. Kuzestan is annexed into the nation after its referendum, and incorporated into the republic as its own state. The local governor is elected to be Abdullah bin Khaz'el. Modernization of the republican governments continues to surge through the nation, proliferating television and cinemas along with radio. Cars are imported in larger quantities from Egypt. Gamal Abdal Nasser is invited to a special meeting of nationalist leaders in Aleppo (EGYPT RESPONSE). The Hashemite family is split over those that support the new nationalist government and those who don't. Those who support this form of Arab nationalism follow the rightful King Zeid, who is now placed in charge of monarch of Hejaz, and in turn loyal to the Caliph. Those who reject the republican government follow Talal, rival claimant to the Hashemite throne. After the Arab-Persian War concluded, Talal and his supporters moved to Derbent, where he was welcomed by King Ghazi Al-Hashem. They continue to claim the throne of the Hashemites to this day. Meanwhile, abroad Arabia pushes for further international support. The Ministry of State of Arabia petitions India to become a member of the Pact of Kathmandu, to replace Persia's empty seat (INDIA RESPONSE). An embassy to many nations including India is made in Damascus. The economy continues to be regulated through Nasser's own Arab socialism, and similar leftist policies. The navy continues to be improved, with the full completion of the ships from Greece and Turkey. The older models of ships previously bought from Persia are returned. In light of Egypt's international support from the Americas, we reach out to ask for economic and military support from Brazil (BRAZIL RESPONSE).
    • India Diplomacy: Persia stopped its actions against the Middle East, and retained their spot in the Kathmandu Pact. To apply, write your name in the Applications section. An application can be submitted on the Kathmandu Pact page and current members will vote on the proposal. You may try to convince members of the advantage from you joining in your diplomacy. You will have India's vote, but Persia may be hard. You don't need Persian approval. However, as an alternative, you will need to secure Indochina's vote if you want to become a security council state. (Basically, convince Indochina.) If you want to become a normal state, you need a majority of the votes, when Security Council votes count as three, and member states count as one.
    • Brazil Diplomacy: We agree.
    • UAR Dip: Nasser pulls up on the block looking extra fly.
  • Indochina: The industry has improved a lot since we started to change the divisional structure in 1954. More products from Indochina are exported overseas. Minerals are continuing go be exploited. Two new hydroelectric factories are being built in Lao Cai and Attapeu to prevent flooding. We are refurbishing and expanding the Tan Son Nhat Airport from the French colonial times. The airport is expected to be wider, with concrete roads and can carry more passengers. The 1958 FIFA World Cup is not broadcast in Indochina because we couldn't buy the broadcasting rights from FIFA; and also because of the newness of television. We support India's decision to start the Asian Games, and will vote for India if they bid to host the events. The Indochinese national sports teams are trained in preparation for the events. We continue occupying and colonizing the Paracel and Spratly Islands. We are waiting for Russia's response to our request to buy five naval ships from them.
    • Indochinese Dip: We would like to open relations with Indonesia. (Mod Respond)
    • Russia accepts.
  • Dominion of Islamic Arab States: The National State Funeral of Emir Saeed I takes place after 79 years on this earth with his family mourning the death, but now his son Rashid is Emir. Radio becomes as popular as ever with a variety as talk shows and music. New towns and cities are connected to the main highways and roads. This has blustered the GDP.
    • Republic of Arabia offers to invest in DIAS economy as well as finance improving their military
  • Republic of China: The poor performance of the Chinese national football team is not too surprising since it is a fairly new sport to China. More training of football players takes place, with provincial and national tournaments set up to discover new talent. The Chinese Nationalist government takes measures to prepare to set up the Asian Games together with India, agreeing for the first one to be in 1960. China proposes that India hosts the first Asian Games, if they are willing. [Indian Response]. The Finance Ministry is pleased to report that China's economy has continued to boom, with foreign investment increasing, as well as Western tourism to Chinese historical sites. Many former imperial dynastic era tombs, palaces, and other famous locations are opened to visit for tourists. The Nationalists follow their economic plan, with industrialization continuing as factories become more widespread and production output increases. It is no longer the Yangtze valley, north China, or Guangdong-Guangxi that are the only industrialized regions, but now other provinces have followed in expanding their industrial capacity. More jobs are created. The government establishes a state-owned North China Development Company to oversee resource extraction in the northern parts of China. Railways connect most of the country's major cities, and local train lines linking smaller towns and villages with the closest major urban area are being constructed to allow easier travel. Road systems are likewise being expanded. Agriculture is still subsidized by the government to make sure China's growing population has enough food. Mongolia is mostly integrated into the Chinese Republic as a special administrative region similar to Tibet. The Ministry of National Defense continues to recruit troops for the army, bringing it up to 1.5 million men by 1962. Semi-automatic rifles are being tested by the military to replace the older bolt actions. The ROCAF is continuing to develop jet engine aircraft, while construction continues on the Navy's first Anshan-class destroyers. Chinese cinema continues to see a boom, with more films being exported abroad and more Chinese also being able to see them.
  • People's Republic of Brazil: the nation cheers as the final whistle of the football worldcup sounds in the finals and Brazil wins its first title. The players and the trainer are honored by president Luis Prestes himself in a ceremony in Rio. The end of the nicaraguan civil war brings also new challenges, as Brazil sees the need for cooperation among the last remaining socialists of the planet to grand the survival of the egalitarian ideologies. Thus we invite Nicaragua to the Southern Strategic Front (MOD RESPONSE PLEASE) in order to rebuild the infrastructure and economy of their country. The military complex expands as well with new light trucks and light wheeled tanks that are build for rough terrain starting to enter mass production. The AAJT55 jet enters mass production as one of the fastest jets the Americans have ever seen, at least the media says so. A massive navy modernization is planned with many modern heavy ships. Paratroopers are now officially trained in large scale. An embassy is planned in the Republic of Arabia, to deepen the ties with the arab world (Republic of Arabia RESPONSE PLEASE). The Third Internationale will be hosted in Rio de Janeiro in 1960 with every communist, socialist or democratic-socialist organization being invited to discuss the future of leftist thought and ideology (MOD RESPONSE PLEASE!!). Due to the victory in the football World Cup the hype around football is greater than the public interest in basketball. The Leagues are still dominated by teams from the south but smaller teams from the metropolitan areas of São Paulo and Rio flooding the leagues. A second league is officially founded, with smaller teams can now fall and rise between the leagues, but rising or falling is only possible when a certain amount of points is reached or undercuts the average.
  • Panama: We hold a three-month literacy campaign in the churches and schools of Chitré and Penonomé. 100 police and 50 troops are hand picked from existing numbers on presidential and cabinet personnel selection for a new unit. The 150 people picked will form the 150 man strong "Honneur brigade", which is a sort of presidential guard/anti-subversion thing which is meant to preserve national stability in times of crisis (it is like the OTL Dignity Battalions). A drive is made to curb civil service corruption. Bridges are renovated in the cities. Neutrality is called on the Nicaragua issue. Banana and coconut plantations are expanded slightly. Border checks and security are upped due to the recent events in Ecuador, Nicaragua, Hispaniola and Peru.
    • Panama Dip to USA: We would like to buy a surplus  Sikorsky H-34, two surplus  M41 Walker Bulldog and two surplus  M48 Patton and 1000 rifles. As payment we will give you both 250 tonnes of free coconuts and the option of setting up a small joint venture factory on the outskirts of Panama City or Colón making cheap (for your markets) fertilizers and agro-chemicals mostly for export to you for five years as payment for the purchases, too.
    • Panama Dip to Argentina: We would like to buy 2500 rifles and 1250 pistols. As payment we will give you both 250 tonnes of free coconuts and the option of setting up a small joint venture factory on the outskirts of Panama City or Colón making cheap (for your markets) fertilizers and agro-chemicals mostly for export to you for five years as payment for the purchases, too.
      • Argentina Agrees. 
        • The payment is underway and the factory is being built as agreed.
    • Panama Dip to the pope: We would like a papal visit to our nation some time next year.
  • Italian Federal Kingdom: With Pope Martin VI's proposal, the pope is invited to the Quirinal Palace to meet with King Ferdinand III as the King announces that he will collaborate with the pope's idea and that PM Guiseppe Saragat will represent the Italian Federal Kingdom at the Vatican. With the ISR sending 30,000 men to Yugoslavia the Italian Volunteer Army is increased to 80,000 men as more troops are sent to Yugoslavia. In Algeria the first P-43 heavy tanks are sent to the Algerian Nationalists as more advanced equipment is sent to the Algerians as their revolt continues to be successful. Two Littorio-class battleships, Roma and Imperio are completed as a third battleship, the Bergamini begins construction at Genoa. Plans for the first Italian fighter jet (Fiat G.80) are made as the construction of the first prototype begins in September 1958 as the Fiat G.80 is expected to enter production in 1960. The P-43 heavy tank along with the M16/43 continue to be produced as more than 600 tanks are produced this year with plans for a new heavy tank, the P-45 begin to be developed in order to counter the German Leopard-1. PM Guiseppe Saragat orders a partial mobilization sending 900,000 troops to Northwestern Italy (including the troops already present on the IFK/ISR border) as a response to Frances's mobilization and the ISR's proposal of a mutual defense pact with France. Diplomats are sent to Mantua in order to negotiate a meeting between the head of States of the IFK and the ISR which will Determine the fate of the Italian peninsula. In addition to the Italian partial mobilization, the Military is increased to 1.35 million men.
  • The Second Hellenic Republic: The economy, spurred on by the large scale investment of the post-war years, grows rapidly. The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens has grown in renown thanks to heavy investment, and is considered a strong university internationally. Containerized shipping becomes the lifeblood of the Greek Economy as the major commercial families switch to the new system. Profits from the early switch allow the the merchant fleet to expand even more, and it reaches ~22.9% of the global shipping fleet by raw tonnage. Government spending is directed toward improving the economic competitiveness of Greece through infrastructure and education. Greek agricultural products also increase thanks to commercialization of the EGE. Greek naval officers begin exploring the potential for ship-to-ship missiles and rockets which could take the place of torpedoes. The development of a Greco-Turkish series of jets is continued. The Hellenic Army continues its order for the Ajax series of armored cars.
  • Russia: Public works projects continue, and the highway system's success leads to it being continuously expanded. Trans-Siberian railway is officially repaired, as is the connection to the oil-rich parts of Siberia. We place our bid for the 1966 FIFA World Cup. In the Grand Council elections, women cast a vote for the first time, and after several new candidates who supported some reforms are elected, Rodzaevsky agrees to make some of his appointed members of the Grand Council into at-large elected members and the Grand Council approves the ability of women to run for office beginning in the next election. In the election for mayor of Konstantingrad, Anna Wolkoff becomes the first woman to hold elective office, and resigns within weeks to become Russian ambassador to the United Kingdom. Rodzaevsky is extremely popular, known as the "Champion of Peace", having negotiated the treaties of Oslo, Lucknow and Stolitsa. Stolitsa's motto is "The cradle of peace on earth". With our military equipment mostly sold off, we announce that our military budget will remain steady at 2% of our GDP. However, a sizeable portion of the military is the Engineer Corps, which is being used to build bridges, dams and canals as part of our pubilc works program.
  • Turkey: The Turkish population continues to celebrate the victory in the war against Persia, although this euphoria begins to die down as the monotony of life resumes. Turkish troops pull out of Persia following the conclusion of peace negotiations. Production of Turkish war products continues while the development of new designs and new resources continues. The military produces prototypes of the T58 Deli II light tank, aimed to be variable and provide light fire support for Turkish troops for the next thirty years. The Air Force begins trials of the R58, a tactical jet bomber produced by local Turkish factories. While production begins and the bomber is relatively effective, production is slow because of its cost in materials and machinery. Trade grows and restarts with Persia in cobalt and starts with the new nations of Azerbaijan and Kurdistan. Infrastructure developments are funded in order to build better railways and roads to the new nations. Osman IV is overjoyed in his new position of having considerable influence over the region of Hejaz and begins drafting edicts aimed at making the Hajj and general worship in the Holy Cities easier. The Turkish government, now certain that Persian hegemony will not happen, is concerned that a united Arab bloc might threaten Turkish hegemony and thus aims to prevent this from happening. With the Turkish bloc effectively controlling all southern access to Derbent, the Turkish government is now able to more ably influence the country, although nothing is done with this yet. 
    • Georgia: Georgia's military returns home and thanks to their success at relatively few losses are celebrated as champions. The expedition has massively boosted Georgia's esteem and international standing, and the date of formal total independence remains 1960 as planned.
    • Armenia: With the Turkish military returning, a hard crackdown of rural areas takes place to starve the ALR of possible hiding spots throughout the country. The operation is a major success, as many ALR hideouts are discovered and eliminated, with several heavy weapons and vehicles captured in the process. The provisional government, with Turkish permission, begins looking into the feasibility of swapping Nakhchivan with Nagorno-Karabakh with Azerbaijan and asks the UN to send a team to see whether this should be recommended (Mod response, please).
    • Crimea: Crimean troops return home and are celebrated for helping their Turkish brothers liberate yet another Turkic people, even though Crimean troops were never at the front lines. Another set of shootings occur in the capital, and the police believe these are similar to the shootings that occured nearly two years ago. As of yet, no one is caught. 
    • Azerbaijan: Many Azeri people celebrate as their nation has been united and independent for the first time ever. The provisional government in the capital of Tabriz quickly takes steps to model its successor along Turkish lines, inviting Fereydoun Mirza Qajar to helm the provisional government. With Turkish advisors and officers from the former Army of Fire, an Azerbaijani military begins to be formed and trained to protect the new nation. Oil pipelines are constructed to connect to Turkey's oil network and allow refinement and sale in the Mediterranean while new roads are built along the nation's many mountains. The provisional government reaches out to Russia, asking it to consider a change in established treaties that only allow Russia to build and maintain military ships in the Caspian Sea (Russia response, please). 
  • The United Arab Republics: Infrastructure and economy continue being expanded. We begin to see a rise in tourism as westerners begin to study the "old word of the Egyptian people" AKA the Pyramids of Giza (and things of that sort). This is expanded as more and more people come from across the world to study the past Egyptian and now Libyan/Yemeni previous civilization. This year it is covered by Italian students that we allow to enter. The National Arms company continues its production of rifles and begins to ramp up production of radios, equipment and motorized vehicles, The AS-49 is worked on to become the new main semi-automatic rifle for the army. We begin to work on copying Soviet tank design from the late World War II forming an Egyptian copy of the T-34 and T-50 tank. Nasser begins to organize the navy by dividing it into the Mediterranean Sea Fleet (two destroyers and 12 frigates) and the Red Sea fleet (12 frigates). The army is also worked on as Nasser creates a standing army of 20,000 men under the control of RCC generals. The air force is once again worked on as old planes are commissioned leading to only 120 planes being usable out of our old surplus of 200 planes from many eras. We ask Russia to buy 20 bombers (RUSSIA).For its second charter, the RCC (Revolutionary Command Council) begins to open up a bit to Capitalism by opening up a small private sector for goods and arms. Following the advent of jet engines we begin to test out jet engines in the Libyan Desert, this leads to prototype jet fighters begin tested. We secretly start a nuclear program setting up bases in the Egyptian Desert with little to no progress. We begin to work supplying African nationalists within the African region mostly by training them in the Libyan desert and holding discussions in Cairo, especially Algerian nationalists and begin to try to indoctrinate them into Pan-Arabism. We also send 5000 adviors to Algeria to train nationalists. Following the RCC allowance of private sectors, tiny Egyptian companies begin to compete against each other with the best goods or arms they can get or produce. Egyptian TV begins to host a wide range of TV shows from drama to action movies (which come out rarely, that shit costs too much), and documentaries about conflicts across the world. Nasser comes back as a hero, and the army beings to turns back to peace time efforts. Election are held for 1960 as Nasser and Yemeni Pan-Arabist "Abu Abdul" run for Chairman of the RCC.
  • Italian Socialist Repepublic:The Politecnico di Milano University has opened a new physics research centre in Verona collaborating with Finmeccanica. Thanks to German V2 missiles the research team is developing Italian rockets to be sent on the front. The prototype of the missile OTO terra-terra is produced, though it has many problems and the project's funds are cut: "we will learn from our mistake". Finmeccanica has opened a new seat in Trieste's port, where the Vittorio Veneto heavy battleship is built. Reacting to the kingdom's P43 tank projects, Finmeccanica is using German Leopard-1 to develop the OTO centauro autoloading system, inspired by French Lorraine tanks. The first OTO Centauro is produced, 50 of them will go to the SS Italienische division in Yugoslavia. Troops there are 30,000 guided by Mario Roatta and the Littorio-class heavy battleship. The SS division can easily front small riots and restore order in some villages, causing some controversies. Dino Grandi, Minister of Foreign Affairs has stated: "the kingdom's actions are threatening world's status quo and the Oslo Treaty by financing riots in Algeria and Yugoslavia, we ask Germany to support France and Yugoslavia and end this as soon as possible." Another 20 G1 R1 jets are built. Duce Italo Balbo has met the kingdom's diplomats in Mantua stating: "we won't make any agreement if they won't retire their support from Yugoslavia and Algeria, if they will, we will as well. (SOUTH ITALY RESPONSE)

1959

A group of insurgents overthrow the extremely unpopular dictator of Cuba whose name is Fulgencio Batista. Though they promised a return to pre-Batista politics and claims to rebuild the economy in a capitalist way, the insurgents declare a fascist state, and seize land owned by Americans and American companies, giving them to the Cuban Elite and other, pro-regime, corporations. The new government requests aid from Germany and Spain.

Germany is now mod controlled until Adolf gets back (Saturday), and so: Germany sends 5000 troops to Havana and sends some of its newest battleships to guard Cuba’s ports.

Despite Edgar Puaud’s wishes for a united French state spanning across the planet Algeria becomes majority controlled by rebels, which now have established an effective secured trade route with the South Italians.

Khuzestan votes to remain with Arabia.

The first missile capable of inter-continental travel is developed by the US Department of Defense. However, Germany is very close to developing the same technology indepedently.

Elvis Presley enters the world of acting and singing.

The Russian Vozhd, Konstantin Rodzaevsky, wins the Nobel Peace Prize for his help in mediating many treaties.

Andea gives up Ecuador, tired of war.

Bidding Galore! 1962 World Cup, 1964 Olympics, and 1966 World Cup are all up for grabs!

Mod Responses: Afghanistan joins Kathmandu. Indonesia welcomes close relations with Indochina under the same economic sphere given by the Japanese. Nicaragua joins the SSF, the Third Internationale opens in Rio de Janeiro with socialist theorists from around the world, Yugoslavia begins beating the Macedonian rebels back. Azerbaijan agrees to the land switch with Armenia

  • Persia: On the Shah's order, the military begins developing Project X which is calculated to be finished in 1971. The project is closely guarded and only the Shah and his closest advisors are allowed to see its progress. Persia buys ten assault guns from Greece and as a gratitude the Shah sends five P-51 Persian tanks to Greece free of charge. The Persian army begins developing the Persian Pahlavi artillery. On the 12th of March His Imperial Majesty Mohammed Reza Shah married Farah Diba (now Pahlavi). The empress took the title Shahbanu of Persia. Her coronation is scheduled to be held in 1960.
  • United States: President Patton declares Cuba an immediate threat to the United States. A large section of the USN's Atlantic fleet are deployed to blockade the Island. Pentagon DEFCON is raised to three. Ships enforcing the blockade include warships such as the USS Missouri, USS Iowa, Montana, and the USS Alabama. Along with these battleships include a large cluster of heavy cruisers and destroyers. USAF B-52 bombers are also placed on strategic alert along with CAS and fighters from the USS George Washington and airbases in Florida and Puerto Rico. War Plan Tan is reviewed by Patton and his advisors. Beringia is admitted as the 49th State in the US. It is the first state to border two countries and cross continents. Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper survive a crash landing in a field in Iowa and continue their tour. The USS Scorpion (OTL USS George Washington) is the first submarine fitted with ballistic missiles. Meanwhile, older battleships dating back to the 1920s and 1930s are starting to be decommissioned, with the plan to decommission all of them by 1969. In favor for possible newer Montana-class ships as construction on the USS Ohio and USS Louisiana begins. President Patton is quoted to having said "No one gets in or out of Cuba, not even subs". Patton's strategy is to starve out Cuba from any other fascist presence. In August, Pacifica is admitted as the 50th state. With the Kreigsmarine task force off American Waters, Patton demands the Kreigsmarine back off from American interests. However, he offers to peacefully allow the exit of the German troops and ships from Cuban waters. (Mod).
    • Germany is alarmed by the sudden blockade of Cuba, and worries about its battleships and troops stuck in the encirclement. The bulk of the Kriegsmarine is sent to Cuba to face the American Blockade. The German Embassy in Washington sends a message to the President directly from the war ministry that basically calls for the end to the blockade and to restore the complete flow of goods and resources. It also states that the US is violating international waters; They also add that if the US doesn't comply to any of these demands then they shall face the might of the Drittes Reich! - mod
    • After nearly two weeks of silence, the German high command telegrams the state department a request to return their ships peacefully, exchange of restoring the flow of food and first aid to Cuba as part of the conventions of civilized warfare -Mod
    • We will allow the Germans in Cuba to return home and food and first aid to come through, but no foreign soldier will step foot in the New World unless it is territory owned by them. Patton with backing in Congress tells the Germans, they can accept the deal, or break through the blockade and start WWIII.
  • Union of South Africa: Apartheid is in full force, with Afrikaans being the official language of the nation and the natives of South Africa being prevented from having any sort of influence in major government branches such as the Executive, Legislative and Judicial, though they may serve in these branches as secretaries, janitors and assistants. A man by the name of Nelson Mandela continues to rally the black natives against the apartheid policies and actively resists authority, organizing sit ins, protests, and going into places designated as “white only”. Prime Minister Hendrik Verwoerd, who took the place of J.G. Strijdom as Prime Minister last year, continues to implement the ideas and policies of the ruling National Party and the Afrikaner Minority. The police, made up of entirely of Europeans and Afrikaners, cracks down hard on anti-apartheid acts and brutally attacks anyone involved and drags them away to what is basically a concentration camp that covers its true identity by being called a “maximum security prison” by the government and the police. The economy continues to prosper and British investment and aid along with trade with other nations increases creating a mixed but booming economy. We adopt a policy of complete and total opposition to decolonization and fully support european powers keeping their colonies.
    • Southwest Africa: Apartheid is implemented to the fullest in the South African administered UN mandate of Southeast Africa, with the small white German descent Namibian minority being dominant in both government, power and economics. The Southeast African government begins a campaign to ready the nation for a possible unification with South Africa.
  • Panama: We hold a three-month literacy campaign in the churches and schools of Colón City. 100 police and 50 troops enlisted. The 150 man strong "Honneur Brigade", which is a sort of presidential guard/anti-subversion thing which is meant to preserve national stability in times of crisis (it is like the OTL Dignity Battalions) officially forms and shares the best of the new guns with the existing presidential guard. A drive is made on curbing civil service corruption. Bridges are renovated in the cities. Neutrality is called on the Cubana issue. Banana and coconut plantations are expanded slightly. Border checks, anti-spying activity and domestic security are noticably upped due to the recent events in Nicaragua, Hispaniola and Cuba.
    • Panama Dip to USA: We would like to buy a surplus  Sikorsky H-34, two surplus  M41 Walker Bulldog and two surplus  M48 Patton and 1000 rifles. As payment we will give you both 250 tonnes of free coconuts and the option of setting up a small joint venture factory on the outskirts of Panama City or Colón City making cheap (for your markets) fertilizers and agro-chemicals mostly for export to you for five years as payment for the purchases, too.
    • We will sell M24 Chaffee's and M4 Sherman with 76 mm guns.
  • Republic of Arabia: Embassies for Brazil and India are both established in Damascus. The economy continues to be developed under the Arab socialism by President Karim. The visit of Abdel Nasser is very beneficial for inspiring hope among the Arab people. The air force is rebuilt since its damages done in the Arab-Persian War, now utilizing jet aircraft. The new lineup of planes, based heavily on the Russian and German planes adapted from earlier war surplus, are fitted with jet engine technology now that the research on the Russian planes are completed. The ministry of intelligence determines that Persia is working on a secret government program, but the nature of this program remains unknown. Therefore, the government sponsors the creation of a secret project for the creation of biological and chemical weapons for the protection of the new nation. Arabia offers to sell armaments to Yugoslavia in exchange for their research on biological weapons left over from the Second World War (MOD Response). 
  • The United Arab Republics: Infrastructure and economy continue being expanded. We begin to see a rise in tourism as westerners begin to study the "old word of the Egyptian people" AKA the Pyramids of Giza (and things of that sort). This is expanded as more and more people come from across the world to study the past Egyptian and now Libyan/Yemeni previous civilization. This year it is covered by Italian students that we allow to enter. The National Arms company continues its production of rifles and begins to ramp up production of radios, equipment and motorized vehicles, The AS-49 is worked on to become the new main semi-automatic rifle for the army. We begin to work on copying Soviet tank design from the late World War II forming an Egyptian copy of the T-34 and T-50 tank. Nasser begins to organize the navy by dividing it into the Mediterranean Sea Fleet (two destroyers and 12 frigates) and the Red Sea fleet (12 frigates). The army is also worked on as Nasser creates a standing army of 20,000 men under the control of RCC generals. The air force is once again worked on as old planes are commissioned leading to only 120 planes being usable out of our old surplus of 200 planes from many eras. We ask Russia to buy 20 bombers (RUSSIA). Capitalism by opening up a small private sector for goods and arms. Following the advent of jet engines we begin to test out jet engines in the Libyan Desert, this leads to prototype jet fighters begin tested. We secretly start a nuclear program setting up bases in the Egyptian Desert with little to no progress. We begin to work supplying African nationalists within the African region mostly by training them in the Libyan desert and holding discussions in Cairo, especially Algerian nationalists and begin to try to indoctrinate them into Pan-Arabism. We also send 5000 adviors to Algeria to train nationalists. Following the RCC allowance of private sectors, tiny Egyptian companies begin to compete against each other with the best goods or arms they can get or produce, leading to the creation of the ASM semi Auto Rifle. Egyptian TV begins to host a wide range of TV shows from drama to action movies (which come out rarely, that shit costs too much), and documentaries about conflicts across the world. Nasser comes back as a hero, and the army beings to turns back to peace time efforts. Election are held for 1960 as Nasser and Yemeni Pan-Arabist "Abu Abdul" run for Chairman of the RCC. 
    • Russia Accepts
  • Italian Social Republic: The Minister of Foreign Affairs Dino Grandi has stated: "If the Kingdom of Italy will keep supporting unrest in Yugoslavia with its 80,000 soldiers we won't never sit on a table to talk of the Italian situation. We could start talking about it when all of their connections will be cut with Algeria as well. If they will do both things, we will retire our troops in Yugoslavia and set a meeting."(SOUTH ITALIAN RESPONSE NEEDED) Currently the fascist government has 30,000 troops and a heavy bb to support the status quo in Yugoslavia, trying to counter kingdom's support. Meanwhile, in Milan, on the wave of American Rock 'n Roll Adriano Celentano has started his concerts in all of Italy, even if not agreeing with the fascist doctrine. Trieste has started to grow even more after that Mattei has transferred the seat of Snam there, as well as Finmeccanica did. The army now counts 160,000 men, 30,000 of them are currently in Yugoslavia. OTO melara has started the production of missile OTO terra-terra based on V2. Luce institute has recorded in live the first launch test, where the missile has destroyed an abandoned factory 60km away from the launch site. Julius Evola, Nazi philosopher, has spoken in Trieste in an Ordine Nuovo (the extremist side of the fascist party) reunion, affirming that whites have the right to administer Africa, inviting European countries to support France. A new carrier named Aquila is being built in Trieste, it will be capable to make old gen airplanes fly but not jets. G91 R1 jet production continues thanks to German engine projects and rare materials. 
  • Dominion of Islamic Arab States: Emir Rashid meets multiple Arabian businessmen who successfully invest into the economy,the Emir furthers his father's Ba'athist reforms as well. Queen Elizabeth visits Rashid and the government to see if they still class themselves a Dominion, she finds that British officials have little power in government. The Sports Committee of  DIAS announces that the nation will compete in the 1960 Asian Games and they encourage Arabia to join as well (Arabian Response Needed).
  • Indochina: On the five-year anniversary of the divisional structure change, the Prime Minister had made a speech, stating that the change had been a success. "The industrialization and modernization of the country will continue" - he said. "Soon, our country will become a modern and wealthy one in the region". More products from Indochina are exported overseas. Minerals are continuing being exploited. We are trying to modernize the planting system to make more quality agriculture products. We continue trading with Japan and other members in the Kathmandu Pact. We welcome Afghanistan to the Kathmandu Pact, and have been trading products like coffee, silk, etc. with them. We finished expanding the Tay Son Nhat Airport; and a new one is being constructed in Vientiane. With new naval ships, we continue occupying and colonizing the Paracel and Spartly Islands. The Indochinese national sports teams are trained in preparation for the Asian Games next year.
    • Indochinese Dip: We thanked Indonesia for opening up relations and hope to strengthen political and economical relations between the two countries.
  • Italian Federal Kingdom:With Duce Italo Balbo refusing to accept any negotiations, the Italian diplomats leave Mantua to report to the King at Rome. Ferdinand III is disappointed to learn of this and orders 60 P-43 heavy tanks allong with M16/43 medium tanks to be sent to Macedonia in order to counter the equipment sent by the North Italians. With great success in Algeria and most of the region occupied by the Algerian Nationalists 5000 WW2 veterans and military advisors are sent to help the Algerian Nationalists form an organized army in order to kick out the French and free Algeria from France. The development of the P-45 heavy tank continues as a prototype is built this year with the results stating that the tank will be able to face a Leopard-1 and even the M48 Patton in a one-on-one battle. Impressed by these results Guiseppe Saragat order the production of P-45 to begin in Early 1960. The Fiat G.80 jet fighters continue to be developed as the first jet fighters are sent to the Macedonian Revolutionaries along with the Algerian Nationalists. With the North Italians developing their first aircraft carrier. The Italian Government begins developing plans for their own aircraft carrier as the third Littorio-class battleship will be completed by 1961. We also ask the American government to give us access to their rocket technology as North Italy has already demonstrated its first launch test which was very successful and which can pose a threat to the Italian government. With the Cuban Crisis, the military is quickly increased to 1.62 million troops as the threat of a possible World War is imminent.
  • Republic of China: The Chinese national sports team prepares for both the Asian Games next year and the Olympics in several years' time. Economic growth continues as more foreign investment and trade with Europe and South America occurs, with new factories being built and industrial output increasing. Resource extraction in north and west China also increases to fuel this production. The expanded and upgraded railway network makes transportation faster and more efficient, helping economic development. Large ports are constructed in many coastal cities that previously did not have one in order to increase China's shipping and receiving capacity. Campaign agitation begins for the election coming up next year as the Nationalists take credit for China's recent economic boom, helping their popularity. Chinese cinema continues to grow in popularity, with Crouching Tiger coming out this year. The Investigation and Statistics Bureau reports that the population of China has reached 450 million people. The first of the Anshan-class destroyers will be delivered next year. The Shenyang Corporation successfully tested a modified Shenyang J-8 fighter-interceptor jet prototype, and the Ministry of Defense approved it for mass production beginning in 1961 after some further testing. The semi automatic Type 56 carbine is distributed to more than 80% of army units, replacing the previous bolt actions, which are used for training and as a reserve. Six armored divisions have been outfitted with the Type 63 light amphibious tank. The army approaches a total of 1.5 million personnel.
  • People's Republic of Brazil: The meeting of the third Internationale in RIo goes fantastic, with many theorists from all over the world and many furious speeches and long discussions. Many differences remain between the different branches of leftist and communist thought, but for an initiative under the name of left unity is called. that means, from anarchist to southern style socialist and from guerrilla fighter to loyal democrat everybody is united under a common goal, to make society better through egalitarian politics. It is called to revoke the dogmas of the past and find new ways to let leftist theory shine again in these dark times of fascism as a supressive and powerhungry superpower. Two comrades from Argentinia got into spotlight, one through his unorthodox theories, the other through his charisma and smooth words - the first being Homero Cristalli, better known as Juan Posadas, who integrated extraterrestrial beings into his theories to achieve full communism. The other is Ernesto Guevara, a doctor who traveled Latin America and debated with Brazilian theorists about the theories of peoples warfare under a military leadership and mass-mobilization, promoted by the Brazilian government and his own "focus-theory", which prefers guerrilla warfare from small groups, that overthrow the government and live off support they gain by the people. Back in Brazilian affairs, the national football team is given the highest national honor a civilian can get for earning the first title for Brazil. We highly detest the German imperialism and will not recognize the Cuban government and we will support our Cuban comrades when they are ready to rise up. The plans for a modern navy are finished and precise plans are made. Aircraft carriers will have almost no priority, but helicopter carriers, submarines and guided missile cruisers and guided missile destroyers are the backbone of the modern Brazilian naval forces. The groundforces have now modern assault rifles, but not in large scale because the prototypes are quite unreliable now. The rifle is called RDA59 and is similar built to the FN FAL, is completely waterproof and can resist mud and dust to some degree. The new light wheeled tanks can be used as boats, too. We welcome Nicaragua to the SSF. To get our navy more place for operation to defend South America, we ask Andea to let us purchase a military base on the pacific coast (ANDEA RESPONSE, PLEASE!!)
  • Turkey: The military continues its various expansions and developments. Production of jets and tanks continues at a brisk-ish pace while the government pours money into a missile development program. In secret, the government begins to look into the feasibility of chemical or nuclear weapons in light of the overwhelming disparity the country faces should its German rival in the Cold War invade. However, there is no meaningful progress this year, as analysts are looking into various procurements and the obstacles that such programs would naturally face. Domestically, economic growth skyrockets thanks to imports and exports with Azerbaijan, Caucasia, and Kurdistan. Turkish corporations flood these countries with investment and trade goods. Roads and railways are constructed making their economies more interlinked. With such economic and political progress in the Caucasus. To that end, the Turkish government proposes the Caucasian Confederation, a geopolitical organization dedicated to keeping peace in the Caucasus and furthering economic and political integration in the Caucasus region. With Turkey as founder, the CC will enter into being if a majority of nations join. Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan, and Derbent are invited to join (MOD response for Derbent, please). 
    • Georgia: The nation's development continues well and the government prepares for the formal termination of Turkey's protectorate role at the start of next year. Thanks to substantial Turkish investment and political goodwill, the Georgian Parliament authorizes the country to join the CC as an equal member. Transborder roads, tunnels, and bridges are improved upon. Border police are trained and deployed in order to maintain the country's borders upon gaining formal independence. 
    • Armenia: The provisional government of Armenia agrees to join the CC, believing that its potential in combatting the ALR is great and would engender even more Turkish goodwill. In response to the growth of ALR attacks, the Turkish government effectively folds and allows the creation of a dedicated Armenian military force, although it remains small for now. The transfer of territories between Armenia and Azerbaijan takes place following the UN's recommendation that the transfer take place so as to reduce the risk of ethnic conflict in the future. 
    • Crimea: Government efforts to expand the economy and fortifications continues. Because Crimea is not a member of the Caucasus, it cannot join the CC, and instead pushes Turkey to form a similar organization for Turkic nations or Black Sea nations. 
    • Azerbaijan: At the stroke of midnight, the provisional government comes to an end and the Sultanate of Azerbaijan is born as Fereydoun Mirza Qajar is crowned the Sultan of Azerbaijan at a ceremony in Tabriz. He rapidly becomes known as the "Father of the Nation" while Ja'far Pishevari, a prominent social democrat, becomes the nation's first prime minister. The economy becomes an important issue for both the Sultan and the prime minister. Efforts are undertaken to restore any damages oil industrial plants may have suffered in the war while other sectors such as agriculture and tourism are given subsidies to further grow. Much of the oil wealth is placed into a sovereign wealth fund similar to what is used in Turkey to ensure that it is not used for corruption but for the people's benefit. Internationally, Azerbaijan joins the CC and begins to strengthen its military with the incorporation of British Starjet fighters and Deli light tanks, both from Turkey's surplus. Direct trade links are made with Turkmenistan across the Caspian, benefiting Turkey and the two Caspian nations. 
    • Derbent accepts the offer.
  • The Second Hellenic Republic: With the Macedonians losing ground Greece offers them a deal. Macedonia will rename itself to the "Vardar Republic" and Greece will sell them 30,000 Pyrkal EATs, 1000 towed Anti-Tank pieces with ammunition, and 250 fighter aircraft at cost. The economy, spurred on by the large scale investment of the post-war years, grows rapidly. The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens has grown in renown thanks to heavy investment, and is considered a strong university internationally. Containerized shipping becomes the lifeblood of the Greek Economy as the major commercial families switch to the new system. Profits from the early switch allow the the merchant fleet to expand even more, and it reaches ~23.0% of the global shipping fleet by raw tonnage. With increasing competition, Greece hopes to maintain this number through the rest of the century. Government spending is directed toward improving the economic competitiveness of Greece through infrastructure and education. Greek agricultural products also increase thanks to commercialization of the EGE. Greek naval officers begin exploring the potential for ship to ship missiles and rockets which could take the place of torpedoes. After several years, the KA-59 is the final result of these efforts. Armed with two wing-mounted 20 mm autocannons, and four hard-points for missiles or bombs, the new pursuit and air-superiority aircraft is the fastest and best armed of any Greek combat aircraft. A CAS-NB variant, the AEE-59, which is equipped with a more powerful engine and can carry 4000 kgs of bombs or missiles. Both planes, which share 64% part compatibility enter production, and can be launched from the modern Hermaphroditus-class. The former jet development program is then rededicated to the development of an anti-ship missile with a range of at least 250 km and a 500 kg warhead. The missiles are intended for launch from ship, mobile land-based battery, or plane. More Ajax series armored cars are built for the army.
  • Russia: Public works projects continue, and the highway system's success leads to it being continuously expanded. Trans-Siberian railway is officially repaired, as is the connection to the oil-rich parts of Siberia. We place our bid for the 1966 FIFA World Cup, and place our bid in Konstantingrad for the 1964 Olympics. Rodzaevsky is extremely popular, known as the "Champion of Peace", having negotiated the treaties of Oslo, Lucknow and Stolitsa, and flaunts his Nobel Peace Prize, which becomes the first artifact in the Russian Peace Museum in Stolitsa's Rodzaevsky Square, next to the Grand Peace Palace (where the Treaty of Stolitsa was negotiated), also next to the Stolitsa Concert Hall, across from the Hall of the Russian Grand Council, and near the Our Lady Derzhavnaya Cathedral. This new grand museum will include models of the destruction of Moscow and Leningrad from the nuclear weapons in World War II, and various treaties, including Lucknow, Stolitsa, and Oslo. However, this museum also is used to paint communists as peace-hating. Stolitsa's motto is "The cradle of peace on earth". With our military equipment mostly sold off, we announce that our military budget will remain steady at 2% of our GDP. However, a sizeable portion of the military is the Engineer Corps, which is being used to build bridges, dams and canals as part of our pubilc works program. The Russian Department of Defense publicly releases its list of "ten least peaceful nations" and "10 most powerful nations on the world stage". In the first list, Andea is ranked #1, followed by South Italy, Germany, China, United States, United Arab Republics, Persia, Yugoslavia, France, and Japan. The other list ranks Germany ahead of the United States, followed by the United Kingdom, Japan, China, Russia, Brazil, France, India, Argentina, and Oceania. We will boycott the 1962 World Cup due to the ongoing Communist regime in Brazil. We continue our standing offer to mediate any peace negotiations.
    • Brazil Dip: We state the Brazilian team was fair enough to not boycott the World Cup in a fascist country and that we request Russia to be fair enough to play in a socialist one. It's about sport - not politics - and the Russian visitors will be treated with respect.
    • Russia to Brazil: This has nothing to do with our being a fascist government. This has everything to do with the Communists in our country being responsible for tens of millions of people dying, our loss of control of large portions of our land, and the nuclear proliferation of two of our cities.

1960

Germany, although greatful that America has allowed aid and supplies to be given to the Germans in the blockade and allow them safe passage, the Kriegsmarine continues to stalk the waters around the blockade. Germany calls for the UN to hold a meeting on the Cuban Crisis.

Algeria knocks out the last remaining French forces in Algeria. This leads to a domino effect in the rest of French Africa where Independence Organizations pop up demanding independence and vowing to fight for it.

liberia begins to build up its military.

Brazil will host the 1962 FIFA World Cup and the 1964 Olympics in Rio.

The Interim Military Government in Andea ends with elections being held. José, the leader of the revolution, wins elections and becomes president.

Belgium breaks out into civil war, with the Flemish-led Volksleger (People’s Army) wanting the overthrow of the rexist regime, more autonomy for Flanders, and to make Dutch an official language, along with the democratization of Belgium. The Volkleger takes control of a good chunk of Flanders, and manages to take Antwerp as well. Meanwhile the Rexist Government, lead by Seigneur (Lord) Léon Degrelle, dictator of Belgium has all of Wallonia and the remainder of Flanders. Another smaller but significant faction is the Volksdeutsche Armee von Eupen (People’s German Army of Eupen) which wishes to defend the German community from the Rexist bandits and wishes Germany to annex them.

  • Republic of China: The Chinese team returns from the 1960 Asian Games in second place after India, getting 55 medals. The Chinese government considers the first Asian Games in Nanjing to have been a success. The Chinese national football team will still go to the 1962 FIFA World Cup, not planning on any boycotts despite the Chinese government being opposed to communism. Other athletes also prepare for the future 1964 Summer Olympics. Railways, roads and canals allow the Chinese economy to continue to grow as the country becomes more interconnected. China National Railways is a state-owned corporation established to manage rail transport, which is becoming increasingly popular. Improved transportation has also caused further growth of cities as more people move from rural China. The government continues to subsidize agriculture to make sure food production remains high to feed China's growing population. The economy of China continues to expand and more factories are opened up, creating new jobs. A new middle-class of skilled laborers emerges in the cities, above the majority traditional peasant class. The legislative election of 1960 sees the Nationalists retain their majority in the National Assembly, rising to 491 seats, while the Progressives gain several seats as well, bringing their total to 335. The People First Party gained one seat, for 42 seats total, while the New Power Party took a massive hit as several of its politicians left, only two seats remaining. China's economic boom has allowed the Nationalists to restore their wavering popularity. Sun Fo, after a decade in power and whose reign is characterized by China's economic success and democratic reform, decides to retire. His legacy is widely considered by many Chinese observers as being equal to his father Sun Yat-sen's. President Weng Wenhao also steps down. A struggle inside the Nationalist Party results in former diplomat Ye Gongchao being voted in as the new Premier. Hollington Tong is nominated and confirmed by the National Assembly to be the new Chairman of the National Government (President). Upon nominating his first cabinet, Ye states that he will continue the course that Sun had put the country on and that his government will try to further improve the standard of living of the average Chinese. Marshal Li Zongren stepped down as Minister of National Defense and Gao Zongwu also stepped down as Minister of Foreign Affairs. General Song Zheyuan and Wei Tao-ming are their replacements, respectively. The Chinese army continues to create more Type 63 light amphibious tanks for its armored divisions, while the Shenyang J-8 fighter jet is undergoing last preparations before the beginning of its mass production for the Chinese Air Force.
  • Panama:. The Panamanian national football team will go to the 1962 FIFA World Cup and our athletes prepare for the future 1964 Summer Olympics. The president makes a speech on national radio, stating that the literacy campaigns and new joint venture factories have been a success. He says at one point: "The industrialization and modernization of the country will continue. The fall in unemployment and the rise in literacy will help the economy a lot. Other challenges facing the country in its attempts to improve the economy by increasing foreign investment include a poor infrastructure and a need to improve public sector efficiency. Soon, our country will become a modern and wealthy one in the region." Citrus fruit farms expand slightly. A new high school, powerstation, soccer stadium and sewage works open in Panama City. A formal 50-man counter-espionage unit is made up of promoted police detectives. Roberto Francisco Chiari Remón is elected in a reasonably free and fair election and promises to more healthcare and a measles vaccination program. Also, here is who got what of the US tanks imported amongst the Panamanian armed forces. "Honneur Brigade"- one M24 Chaffee tank. Presidential guard - one M24 Chaffee tank. Army - one M24 Chaffee tank and two M4 Sherman tanks.
    • Panama Dip: President Roberto Francisco Chiari takes note that both Panama and Costa Rica are progressive, democratic, non-aligned and have tichy armed forces\national guards. He asks President Remón Mario Echandi Jiménez of Costa Rica whether he would like to sign a mutual defence agreement with Panama in case Nicaragua and Cuba get any worse, thus leading to a regional war, which Panama does not want to be dragged into. (Mod decide if Costa Rica says yes.)
    • Bolivia Diplomacy to Panama: Can we open diplomatic relations?
      • Panama Dip: OK.
  • Persia: Her Royal Highess Shabanu Farah Pahlavi has officially been coronated during a grand coronation in Tehran. The people cheer and love her as she is very hard working and funds schools and museums. Shabanu Farah has given birth to Crown Prince Reza Pahlavi. Meanwhile, project ANC is begun for the air force it is scheduled to be completed in 1981. Gasmasks are being delivered to all troops and training on how to use them is started. The Shah orders the construction of a new railroad and modernizing all of Persia's' roads. In a surprising turn of events the Shah allows an interview by a BBC journalist to be held. Persia begins construction of its first MBT - The Farah Tank. Seeing the newly formed alliance by Arabia Persia sees this as a direct threat to Persia and will no longer abide by the military restrictions.
  • The United Arab Republics: Infrastructure and economy continue being expanded. We begin to see a rise in tourism as westerners begin to study the "old word of the Egyptian people" AKA the Pyramids of Giza (and things of that sort). This is expanded as more and more people come from across the world to study the past Egyptian and now Libyan/Yemeni previous civilization. This year it is covered by Italian students that we allow to enter. The National Arms company continues its production of rifles and begins to ramp up production of radios, equipment and motorized vehicles. We begin to work on copying Soviet tank design from the late World War II forming an Egyptian copy of the T-34 and T-50 tank. Nasser begins to organize the navy by dividing it into the Mediterranean Sea Fleet (two destroyers and 17 frigates) and the Red Sea fleet (18 frigates). The army is also worked on as Nasser creates a standing army of 20,000 men under the control of RCC generals. The air force is once again worked on as old planes are commissioned leading to only 120 planes being usable but the purchase of 20 Russian bombers helps a lot.  Following the advent of jet engines we begin to test out jet engines in the Libyan Desert, this leads to prototype jet fighters begin tested. We secretly start a nuclear program setting up bases in the Egyptian Desert with little to no progress. We begin to work supplying African nationalists within the West African region mostly by training them in the Libyan desert and holding discussions in Cairo. We begin to export Pan-Arabism to Tunisia and Algeria, we send an envoy to Algeria to help improve their infrastructure and military (MOD). Following the RCC allowance of private sectors, tiny Egyptian companies begin to compete against each other with the best goods or arms they can get or produce, leading to the creation of the ASM semi-Automatic Rifle. Egyptian TV begins to host a wide range of TV shows from drama to action movies (which come out rarely, that shit costs too much), and documentaries about conflicts across the world. Nasser comes back as a hero, and the army begins to turn back to peacetime efforts. Elections are held and Nasser wins control of the RCC Chairman place thingy. 
  • Union of South Africa: We hold a referendum on whether or not South Africa should secede fully from Britain and become a republic. The results come in at 52% For becoming a republic and 47% Against, and with that, we declare ourselves a republic and declare ourselves a fully sovereign state (BRITISH RESPONSE NEEDED). We reorganize our government to have a president as head of state and government and dismiss the governor-general from his job and draft a new constition that removes the Queen and basically solidifies the new republican government. We keep our name as the “Union of South Africa”. Nelson Mandela continues to defy authority and organizes protests, sit ins, and enters areas designated as “white only” in order to promote equality and the hopes for an abolition of apartheid. We continue to drag natives away to our “prisons” that defy authority and white power. Hendrik Verwoerd is now the President of South Africa and continues to promote the leading role of Afrikaners in South Africa and continues apartheid. Hendrik incorporates some policies that fail and in consequence the economy begins to suffer, which worries some Afrikaners.
    • Southwest Africa: We continue to incorporate apartheid policies, with the jailing of native dissidents and throwing them in “prisons”. The White Namibians have complete power and are backed and funded by the White South African government. We continue to attempt to incorporate ourselves into South Africa as already we are considered the 5th “Union State”. In Germany, German Namibians promote southwest Africa as “Germany’s African Offspring” and encourage travel there.
  • Bolivia: We start to develop a few more tin mines, mining support services, production units and metal working (Operation María Teresa Cortés). The economy is very dislocated and needs more fixing. A small crochet, huipil and mechanical ratchet factory are assembled and inaugurated in the capital. With 'fat in boxes', we boot up crochets and encourage production. We build a small shop head to park the car sales lobby. In that part of the Gran Chaco region we took from Paraguay long ago a referendum is held on limited regional autonomy (mod choose who wins). The Banco Minero de Bolivia is made more efficient and invigorated, so it's less socially abrupt to its clientelle. Urban roads are inspected for fuls and ruts. Vice President Juan Lechín Oquendois is sacked and is replaced by General René Barrientos. Largely successful attempts are made by police, Genderamie and troops at disarming most of the militias. The reconstitution of the smallish traditional military then occurs.
    • Bolivia diplomacy to Panama: Can we open diplomatic relations?
    • Bolivia diplomacy to Costa Rica: Can we open diplomatic relations?
    • Bolivia diplomacy to the USA: Can we open diplomatic relations?
    • Bolivia diplomacy to Paraguay: Can we open diplomatic relations?
    • Bolivia diplomacy to Chile: Can we open diplomatic relations?
    • Bolivia diplomacy to Brazil: Can we open diplomatic relations?
    • Brazil Dip: We agree and offer to send economic advisors
      • Bolivia agrees to it, our roads and mines are in need of a good planning agency or two.
  • Federation of India: Sorry I was AFK last two years, I had school and all that jazz. India returns from the 1960 Asian Games in first, with athletes coming home with 30 golds with a total of 77 medals. We offer to host the 1964 Asian Games. The Indian team boycotts the 1962 FIFA World Cup, as India was never fully into soccer, although the Olympics in 1964 will be attended. Athletes train for the 1964 Summer Olympics. India announces its bid to the 1968 Summer Olympics. The Connect India movement continues, connecting rural regions with water, infrastructure and electricity. The economy expands, and many new companies appear on Ayask Tower. We ask Sikkim if they want to join India, along with Ceylon (who said they would have a referendum but that did not happen) (Mod Response Needed). India supports the US on the Cuban Crisis. With a possible WW III on the horizon, nuclear fission tests happen and India begins Operation Tiger, a closely guarded secret (a nuclear bomb) (Mod Response Needed). The reserves are prepped to be ready within 30 minutes of an attack. The army of around 130,000 (with an additional 40,000 in the next four years) is prepped. India's DEFCON level is set to 4. We welcome Afghanistan into the pact, and start trading multiple goods with them. Indian companies pull out of Persia and start trading with Arabia's rich oil fields. We request Indochina to adopt a more democratic system of government (Indochina response needed). We ask the Andean Government if they want to open diplomatic ties with India and open an embassy in each others capitals (Andean Response Needed). 
    • The Muslims, Sikhs and Buddhists of India request the government go back to the original name again, seeing as Federation acknowledges the numerous ethnic groups and religions. - mod
      • Okay ... Sure! -India
    • Ceylon holds a referendum to join India: 62% in favor, 37% against. Ceylon joins India. Meanwhile, Sikkim declines the Indian offer but proposes to expand relations and requests to join the Kathmandu Pact.
    • India Dip: We request Indochina to adopt a more democratic system of government. We ask the Andean Government if they want to open diplomatic ties with India and open an embassy in each others capitals.
  • Indochina: The Asian Games are broadcast across the country. The Indochinese Media praised China for providing good facilities for the games. With seven golds, eight silvers and 11 bronzes, the Indochinese sports teams are greeted with joy after coming home from the Asian Games. The Emperor said that the Asian Games had been a success for Indochina. The Vientiane International Airport is finished and became operational. Irrigation networks are being built across the country. Minerals are continuing being exploited. We are trying to modernize the planting system to make more quality agriculture products. New laws have been made by the government that illegal poaching will get you heavily fined and/or thrown in prison depending on the seriousness of the crime. We are continuing colonizing and occupying the Paracel and Spratly Islands.
    • Indochinese Dip: We support Arabia to enter the Kathmandu Pact.
      • India Dip: We/I will add your vote.
    • We request Indochina adopts a more democratic system of government. -India
  • United States: War Plan Tan continues to be prepared. Secretly elements of the 101st and 82nd Airborne Divisions are brought forth to Florida. Harold Stassen announces his campaign as a Republican while Hubert Humphrey announces his campaign for President as a Democrat. The Weather Satellite TIROS I is launched. The Marshall Space Center is constructed in Huntsville, Alabama. Harold Stassen wins the Presidency against Humphrey.
    • Bolivia diplomacy to the USA: Can we open diplomatic relations?
  • Republic of Arabia: Modernization and industrialization continue to improve the nation. Television is widespread in the nation and has as much of an outreach as radio. The air force is completely reconstituted from the Arab-Persian War, and is now fitted with the newly experimental jet engines. The older, more antiquated morality laws are removed from the nation, in favor of a national civic code of law. These laws are still based on Sharia, however, and more specific sharia laws are permitted within each state government. Alternate political parties are allowed in elections for the first time since the revolution. However, there are restrictions on the kind of political parties permitted, with the Wahhabis and Communist groups completed banned. The second largest party, after the Ba'athists, is the National Democratic party. The navy continues to be trained in the Mediterranean. Biological weapons continue to be secretly worked on. We welcome our acceptance in the Kathmandu Pact, and will strive to utilize our office for the mutual benefit of South Asia. In order to ensure long-lasting peace and stability in the Middle East, as well as to prevent any outside ideological influence to cause sectarianism in the region, Arabia proposes the creation of the Middle Eastern Treaty Organization (METO). The states of Turkey, UAR, DIAS, Caucasian Confederation, Afghanistan, and Turkmenistan are invited (MOD and Player Responses).
    • We request observer status in METO. -India
  • People's Republic of Brazil: With the honor of hosting both the football World Cup and the Olympic Games many new challenges come to the Brazilian government and the government of the hosting cities. Even if team sports are more popular and promoted by the government in Brazil, Brazilian athletes train hard to shine in the competition. The infrastructure is increased massively and a special police segment is founded to prevent terrorist attacks or riots and will secure the city while the games are hosted. A new flag is also adapted, after a contest among high school students was called to redesign the national flag of Brazil. A design won with the Machete and Rifle design in the upper hoist side of the flag on a green backround. On top of the symbol there is the night sky with the motto "Ordem e Progresso" that was also featured on the previous flag. The Machete and rifle design was revealed at the meeting of the third Internationale to represent the ideology of Southern Socialism, but it was never adapted officially. Because of the Bolivian request for economic aid, we offer them to join the Southern Strategic Front, an alliance for economic and military cooperation (BOLIVIA RESPONSE, PLEASE). (SECRET) The first heavy state prison is built in a secret place somewhere in the state of Roraima, yet only high ranked members of the government and the military know exactly what happens there. We continue to fund Red trade unions and far-left parties throughout South America.
    • Bolivia Diplomacy: We agreed in June 1961.
  • Turkey: Turkey's development continues, as does the development of all of its subordinate states. Georgia is granted total independence at the beginning of the year. Economic investment continues to flow into Azerbaijan and Kurdistan. Azerbaijan accepts the proposed METO alliance while the Turkish government opts to wait a year and see. In the meantime, Turkey creates the Turkic Council, an economic and cultural organization designed to form closer ties with Turkic nations, Azerbaijan and Crimea both join while invites are sent out to Derbent, Turkmenistan and Uyghurstan (Mod and player response please). 

1961

The UN holds a general assembly meeting on whether or not to condemn the US blockade of Cuba. Please post in your turns your vote. (All NPCs That are either in the German sphere, or just non-aligned vote for a condemnation of the US, while many Latin America votes against it, along with the African countries.)

Turkey manages to complete their organization.

Germany pledges to defend Cuba, despite US threats.

Edgar Pauad refuses to give independence to any and all colonies of France, and so the revolutions across French Africa break out. Germany sends some divisions to help the French out.

Germany invades and annexes the German part of Belgium. Germany also declares support for the Rexist Government and sends 100,000 men into Belgium to help stomp out the opposition.

the UK recognizes the South African referendum and the Declaration of Independence (this event is on the behalf of Person).

The civil rights movement begins to enter its major stage as various anti-segregation groups pop up, containing both blacks and whites. A small faction in Congress is formed of Congressmen that support the dissolution of segregation.

  • Ugyhur Provisional Government: The state turns into a khanate with Navaanneren as the khan. The new country is called the Dzungar Khanate.
  • Republic of China: Cheng Tien-fong, Permanent Representative of the Republic of China to the United Nations, votes in favor of condemning the U.S. blockade of Cuba, in support of Germany. He also calls for a peaceful solution to the crisis. Premier Ye Gongchao sees the Fascist countries of Europe as China's allies. His government continues the economic plan, encouraging foreign investment in China and industrializing the country. More factories are built and production output grows as China transitions to an industrialized society. Major cities like Shanghai, Beijing, Nanjing, Fuzhou, Tianjin, Guangzhou, Chongqing, Hangzhou, Chengdu, and Wuhan have become bustling metropolises with an increasingly modernized look, while smaller provincial cities like Taiyuan, Jinan, Kaifeng, and Guilin have also begun to experience industrialization. Agriculture output has also increased from government subsidies and farmers being granted land ownership. The Chinese national football continues to train for the 1962 FIFA World Cup, while the whole of China's athletes are training for the 1964 Olympics and Asian Games. China agrees that India should host the next Asian Games. The Chinese Air Force has received its first Shenyang J-8 fighter jets, and they have begun mass production to fulfill the Defense Ministry's order. The first Anshan-class destroyer is launched and becomes the Republic of China Navy's first indigenous warship, with several more due for completion next year. Chinese cinema and culture continue to flourish as more Chinese have access to television.
    • In Cuba, due to the US blockade, the Cuban Foreign Minister is forced to use a German sailor whose ship is bound for China to deliever a message to China requesting the establishment of relations.
    • many pro-China groups in Taiwan contact the Chinese government requesting support.
    • Chinese Diplomacy: China is willing to establish relations with Cuba. Right now China does not want to upset Japan by supporting secessionist groups, but Chinese agents secretly contact the Taiwanese group to see what exactly they propose. China also invites Afghanistan to participate in the Asian Games. [Mod Response]
    • The Taiwanese groups propose that if the Taiwanese groups succeed China will regain control of Taiwan.
    • Afghanistan agrees to join the Asian Games.
  • Italian Federal Kingdom: Our beloved King Ferdinand III unfortunately passes away as his brother Prince Ranieri, Duke of Castro becomes the new King as Ranieri I of Italy. Italy also places its bid for the 1966 FIFA World Cup as Rome places its bid for the 1968 Olympics. With the revolution in Algeria being successful the Prime Minister orders 10,000 men to move into Algeria in order to help the other groups within French Africa fighting for their independence. The Italian Government suggests that Messali Hadj should become the first President of Algeria as we offer the Algerians our protection along with military equipment in order to improve their military ( Mod Response ) In Macedonia the Italian forces continue to help the Macedonian Revolutionaries as more P-43 heavy tanks are sent along with the first P-45 heavy tank. The Italian Government continues to produce Fiat G.80 Jet fighters as plans for a new jet fighter begins to be developed, the Fiat G.91 as the Italian Government continues to improve its military. The Littorio-class Battleship Bergamini is completed as the Italian Government begins to develop plans for an aircraft carrier prototype. We also vote to not condemn the American Blockade of Cuba .
  • Panama: We vote "Abstain" in the UN. We open a college, gasmask and hand grenade factory in Panama City. The circa 500 new gasmasks are made, then delivered to the presidential guard and "Honneur Brigade" and training on how to use them is started. Coastal roads are expanded and some coastal canals are dug. The OTL General Hospital of the Social Security is built and inaugurated. An extensive urban vaccination program is developed and several new urban schools are built. The state run Humanitarian Institute for Agrarian Reform (HIAR) is set up. We invite America's United Fruit Company to open several jointly run coastal banana plantations.
    • Panama Dip: In order to maintain the current peace, progress and stability in the Central America; as well as to prevent any domestic terrorist actions and any hostile outside military influence to avoid any further wars in the Central American region; Panama proposes the creation of the Peaceful Central American Unity Organization (PCAUO). The states of Costa Rica, Guatemala and Honduras are invited to join it (MOD and Player Responses needed). 

Persia: With the military restrictions no longer in effect, the Persian peacetime army is expanded to 790,000 with a wartime army of 900,000. Persia buys 40 missiles and 20 strategic bombers from the UK. The UK joins Project X and AANC which will shorten its completion date to 1968 and 1976. The Persian MBT Farah is nearing its competion with many tank units getting them.

  • Russia: You children need some Nobel Peace Prize adults in the room. To Germany, we remind them what the carnage looked like in Moscow and Leningrad when they nuked the communists there. We remind them that the world could devolve into that kind of carnage. Not to mention the fact that we still resent them for the nukes and strongly dislike their invasion of Belgium. To the United States, we say that if they stand for freedom, that freedom should include the freedom to choose dictators to lead the country if that is what the populace prefers. For that reason, we vote to condemn both the United States and Germany for putting the world to the brink of disaster. We also offer to host talks between the two countries about the current crisis in Cuba and to discuss limitations on nuclear weapons. As the world awaits the outcome of the Cuba crisis, investors focus on the ever-neutral Russia due to our neutrality and economic output. Our markets continue their long streak of strong economic growth, and our companies are still doing well. Rodzaevsky implements a new set of small-scale regulations on businesses, focusing on advertising, insurance, and employee benefits. We continue constructing passenger airports in any Russian city greater than one million people. Rodzaevsky announces the first income tax decrease since the reparations were paid off, decreasing taxes on the lowest tax bracket to 1% and on the second lowest bracket to 6.5%.
  • Union of South Africa: Hendrik Verwoerd resigns this year to do a vote of no confidence in parliament and his growing unpopularity. His replacement is Alfred Klerk, who promises a new way to fix this economic recession: Take away the jobs of blacks and give them to the whites. This policy is supported by the extreme radical, almost Nazi, right of the national party, but is generally not very liked in the party and by the populace, who don’t see the problem being jobs but the economic policies enacted by the previous guy. The massive firing of natives from their jobs in the major cities, and the additional seizure of any land that could have economic value causes massive protests across the country, protests which the police can’t easily suppress. The media is totally against the extremely racist and Nazi-like anti-black policies enacted by Klerk, calling them “ a threat to peace and what our forefathers were trying to do with Africa”. Klerk starts to see a downfall in any support base he had, with only extreme right-wing organizations and factions within the party supporting him publicly; due to this, he begins to try to redirect his audience, and tries and pleases the far right, which succeeds as he publicly denounces the “niggers of the south” as leaches that need to killed, parliament may yet again have to do er another vote of no confidence. Nelson Mandela is arrested, mostly due to Klerk’s extremist policies against natives, and is thrown in former military boot camp turned concentration camp where he is subject to daily beatings by his captors and his guards. The arrest of Mandela causes a national awaking as the cities begin to fill with natives protesting against the government, which the police fail to break apart and at this point don’t even try, just try to contain it. The native protests are used by the media and Klerk’s enemies as a tool against him saying that he has “destroyed the peace”.
  • The United Arab Republics: Infrastructure and economy continue being expanded. We begin to see a rise in tourism as westerners begin to study the "old word of the Egyptian people" AKA the Pyramids of Giza (and things of that sort). This is expanded as more and more people come from across the world to study the past Egyptian and now Libyan/Yemeni previous civilization. This year it is covered by Italian students that we allow to enter. The National Arms company continues its production of rifles and begins to ramp up production of radios, equipment and motorized vehicles. We begin to work on copying Soviet tank design from the late World War II forming an Egyptian copy of the T-34 and T-50 tank. Nasser begins to organize the navy by dividing it into the Mediterranean Sea Fleet (two destroyers and 17 frigates) and the Red Sea fleet (18 frigates). The army is also worked on as Nasser creates a standing army of 20,000 men under the control of RCC generals. The air force is once again worked on as old planes are commissioned leading to only 120 planes being usable but the purchase of 20 Russian bombers helps a lot.  Following the advent of jet engines we begin to test out jet engines in the Libyan Desert, this leads to prototype jet fighters begin tested. We secretly start a nuclear program setting up bases in the Egyptian Desert with little to no progress. We begin to work supplying African nationalists within the West African region mostly by training them in the Libyan desert and holding discussions in Cairo. We begin to export Pan-Arabism to Tunisia, Morocco and Algeria, we send an envoy to Algeria to help improve their infrastructure and military (MOD). We begin to work on exporting to The Maghreb region, the idea of a "Maghreb Union" among these states and the UAR. We try to form a united Arab Rebel group in the Maghreb region under the name of the "Maghreb National Front" (MNF) (MOD RESPONSE for how successful we are at forming this group). Following the RCC allowance of private sectors, tiny Egyptian companies begin to compete against each other with the best goods or arms they can get or produce, leading to the creation of the ASM semi-Automatic Rifle. Egyptian TV begins to host a wide range of TV shows from drama to action movies (which come out rarely, that shit costs too much), and documentaries about conflicts across the world. Nasser comes back as a hero, and the army begins to turn back to peacetime efforts. We join the METO and would like to join the Kathmandu Pact.
  • The Second Hellenic Republic: With the Macedonians losing ground Greece offers them a deal. Macedonia will rename itself to the "Vardar Republic" and Greece will sell them 30,000 Pyrkal EATs, 1000 towed Anti-Tank pieces with ammunition, and 250 fighter aircraft at cost. The economy, spurred on by the large scale investment of the post-war years, grows rapidly. The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens has grown in renown thanks to heavy investment, and is considered a strong university internationally. Containerized shipping becomes the lifeblood of the Greek Economy as the major commercial families switch to the new system. With the massive growth of the global shipping trade, Greece keeps in stride, becoming a moderately large shipbuilder, and a disproportionate owner of shipping. The revenue from this provides the government a significant surplus. Government spending is directed toward improving the economic competitiveness of Greece through infrastructure and education. Greek agricultural products also increase thanks to commercialization of the EGE. Greek naval officers begin exploring the potential for ship to ship missiles and rockets which could take the place of torpedoes. The KA-59 and the AEE-59 are mass produced with goals of 250 KA-59s and 200 AEE-59s in service by 1965. The military, wishing to explore VTOL technology, offers to purchase several helicopter designs and models, as well as any McDonnell XV-1s or Bell XV-3s in existence and their plans. (Orwell, Please) The Hellenic Army continues its order for the Ajax series of armored cars. Development of an anti-ship missile continues.
  • Dominion of Islamic Arab States: Many new developments take place in cities to combat Malaria and diarrhea outbreaks that have troubled the nation since 1948. TV companies set up branches in DIAS so that many more people can see the Second Asian Games take place in Mumbai, and one hit wonders the Beatles perform in Dubai during the winter months.We would like to open an embassy in Alexandria and Medina (UAR AND ARABIAN RESPONSE).
    • UAR Dip: We would like for the DIAS to open up an embassy in Alexandria.
  • Indochina: To reduce illiteracy a new law has been passed: Education is now free. New schools are encouraged to be built in rural areas to provide children there with proper education. The national sports teams of Indochina are trained in preparation for the next Asian Games, with the football team expected to do well. As the Indochinese people become more into football, ITV (Indochina Television) will buy the broadcasting rights of the 1962 FIFA World Cup from FIFA, making this the first time the World Cup will be broadcast there. Minerals are continuing being exploited. We are continuing colonizing and occupying the Paracel and Spratly Islands.
    • Indochinese Dip: We support UAR to enter the Kathmandu Pact.
  • Republic of Arabia: Modernization aind industrialization continues. The ministry of the interior has outlined a plan for constructing smaller, suburban dwellings between metroplitans in Palesine and south Syria. The military continues to be improved, creating additional planes for the air force and more training to the navy. Assault rifles are purchased from Germany to replace the older firearms. Biological weapons continue to be secretly worked on. We construct an embassy in Merida for DIAS, and welcome all the new states into METO, with India as observer. We decide to exit the Munich Pact, and henceforth join with the Global Treaty Organization (AMERICA Response).
  • Bolivia: We vote agaist the USA in the UN. We will boycott the FIFA World Cup and the Olympics since the Americans are bullies, Germany is reckless, South Africa is racist\apartheid and the UN is a wimp who let them do it. La Paz and Sucre roads are upgraded slightly and mechanical ratchets are made for export in these towns. An urban food-shop safety campaign is held. Some mines are upgraded and churches opened. Pavlov's dependent hook Croak lost without crochet hook. (SECRET: We join Brazil's Southern Strategic Front, as requested earlier. END SECRET).
    • Bolivia diplomacy to Brazil: We will offer you several good tin mining concessions in the north and west for only 10% of market value if your nation agrees to give us some 500 rifles, experts in mining, bulldozers, tractors, some cars, experts in road building and stuff for road building. (SECRET: We join Brazil's Southern Strategic Front, as requested earlier. END SECRET).
    • Brazil to Bolivia: We agree to supply the army of the nation and send enough tools, engineers and vehicles for the next years.
    • Bolivia diplomacy to China: We will offer you some good tin mining concessions in the north and west for only 10% of market value if your nation agrees to give us some bulldozers, 500 rifles, tractors and some cars.
    • Chinese Diplomacy: We agree to the deal.
  • People's Republic of Brazil: On the cuban issue Brazil is against condemning the US for the blockade for several reasons. First of all Brazil will do everything to keep fascist hands off the new world and opposes bourgeois imperialism strongly, second we want to relax the relations with the US and their partners. We welcome Bolivia in the SSF and pledge them support in economic and militaristc cases. The continues to expand with many Submarines being build and three new helicopter-carriers are constructed. Guided missile cruisers and destroyers enter mass production. In regards for the FIFA World Cup next year the same players are kept like in the last cup, but tactics are refreshed and modernized. The athletes for the Olympics in Rio are busy, too, with training. The new national flag will be flown together with the previous one since both are legal and everybody can decide which he wants to use. The Machete and Rifle flag is more popular amongst soldiers, farmers and the younger generation and the old flag is used mostly by more conservative leaning people as well as elders. The new stadium of Rio and São Paulo are reconstructed to be used for different sports that will be shown in the Olympics.
  • Turkey: Turkey's military development continues as prototype domestic rockets are produced based on international designs. In addition, small samples of chemical weapons such as tear gas and chlorine gas are produced secretly and held at a facility in Trabzon. Tank development advances, with the T60 Deli II entering service and newer models are designed for the Sipahi line, to be introduced in the next few years. New jets are also designed in an effort to reach the third jet fighter generation that is being rolled out by other advanced nations. Following Persia's blatant statement that it will abandon the agreed terms of the Treaty of Stolitsa, the Turkish government opts to join the METO and places its military on standby should any aggression occur in the Middle East. In addition, Turkey cuts off all trade with Persia and forbids it from any of Turkey's associate nations. Following its various performances at international games, the government increases spending in order to help its athletes perform better and have more opportunities to train. 
    • Armenia: The new Armenian military and its Turkish counterpart now actively try to stamp out the ALR. The admission of new Armenian lands into the territory of the state and the declaration of the Republic of Armenia have both helped to bolster the government's sagging popularity, and as a result the ALR has been less able to act this year as more of the populace turns against them. 
    • Crimea: Government initiatives for tourism and economic growth continue. The military continues to place fortifications along land routes and coastal bays. Thanks to a police crackdown and better rights amongst its minorities, ethnic violence has decreased. The government is also glad that the Turkic Council has come into being, and takes a leading role in sponsoring Turkic cultural groups around the world. 
    • Azerbaijan: Azerbaijan's international engagements continue as it begins to join numerous sporting competitions and geopolitical organizations. The growth of the military continues with more tanks and jets from the Turkish army and a small coast guard established for the purpose of protecting trade and swimmers from storms. 

1962

I regret to announce that in 1969, at the end of this in-game decade, TGP will end. Now some of you might be asking: Why? Well, the gist is that the mods can’t really do their job as well as they used to. As with school starting up, and work we don’t have time to get on here in mod. Yes, it’s sad we couldn’t get to the 70s or 80s (I’m very sad I can’t do an ATL version of “We didn’t start the fire”.) But Hey! Maybe when school starts to end or when PMIV ends, I’ll make a sequel - or maybe an entirely new map game! We will have to see. Anyway, enjoy the rest of the game!

Cuba joins the Munich Pact.

A North Italian plane is shot down after it accidentally entered South Italian airspace.

Riots in South Africa continue.

Rebels in French Africa begin terrorist attacks on French military installations and colonial administration buildings.

The Arabian Wahhabis launch a rebellion against the Ba’athist regime.

France begins funding Quebec independence organizations.

The UN votes to condemn the US blockade of Cuba.

The Algerian president welcomes help from Egypt to develop its economy.

Honduras and Costa Rica join the PCAUO.

  • Panama: We open a college, a small pharmaceutical lab (making vaccines), fruit cannery, radio factory and hand grenade factory in Panama City. The first indigenous patrol boat, the " PNNV Immaculate Conception", is built (it is a copy of a CD-class naval drifter. Radio services expand to all urban localities. A literacy campaign is held in the schools and churches of Colón City. We are upset by South African racism. Our ex-patriots and overseas nationals living in the US say they like Bob Dylan's debut album. 
    • Panama Sport/Dip: We are willing to host a reconciliation inspiring soccer match between the American, German, Cuban and Hispaniolan teams in Panama City next year, if they want it.
    • Panama Dip to China: We would like to buy a military transport helicopter and naval patrol boat. As payment we will give you both 250 tonnes of free coconuts and the option of setting up a small joint venture factory on the outskirts of Panama City and Colón making cheap (for your markets) fertilizers and agro-chemicals mostly for export to you for five years as payment for the purchases, too.
    • China Diplomacy: China accepts the deal.
  • Persia: Project X's first prototype is ready but needs much more testing until it can be safely produced. Persia issues partial mobilization in response to the revolts in Arabia. The missiles bought from the UK have finished the construction of their ramps and are ready to fire. The Farah MBT tanks are sent to the tank companies but 150 are sent to the Turkish/Azerbaijan borders. In response to the Turkish military preparing for a possible war against Persia the Shah orders all units on high alert. The Shah gives a speech: not one single inch of Persian land will be ceded or occupied.
  • United States: President Stassen tells the UN they can piss off. "The United States feels threatened as Cuba is the perfect place for the Nazi's to put some of their nice A-bombs. We will not lift the blockade until that threat is no more." Meanwhile, an embargo is announced on Cuba and the ban of all Cuban-US relations. The rocket Yankee-1 lifts off from Cape Canaveral with Major John Glenn who becomes the first man and American to orbit the earth. President Stassen considers but does not go through an operation involving US trained Cuban exiles to invade Cuba and overthrow the government. Mariner-2 does a flyby near Venus transmitting data from the planet. Marilyn Monroe and Senator John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts are discovered to be having an affair. Bob Dylan releases his debut album. Telestar is launched as the first commercial satellite. The M28 Davy Crockett round is adopted by the army as a low yield nuclear shell. The navy also starts to develop its own version to be used on various battleships. The idea of tactical nukes grows within the Department of Defense. The AIR-2 Genie sees testing as an Air-to-Air and possible Air-to-Ground nuclear device. With War breaking out in Italy, 300,000 men of the American Occupation Forces are rushed to the frontline to prevent any ISR actions from pushing southward. President Stassen relaxes US relations with Brazil, however, mocks Panama. Stassen sends 10,000 US Marines to guard the Panama Canal. Operation: Northwoods is planned with war breaking out, if the Italian war escalates, the war department will launch a full invasion of Cuba. Stassen also threatens to send US troops to South Africa if the situation doesn't calm down.
    • Panama Sport/Dip: We are willing to host a reconciliation inspiring soccer match between the American, German, Cuban and Hispaniolan teams in Panama City next year, if they want it.
    • Panama UN/Dip: We ask for a peaceful resolution to the Cuban Crisis and raise this at the UN. Send in a UN peacekeeping force?
    • UN Agrees.
    • Panama Dip: We denounce the use of nuclear weapons by any nation in Central America or the Caribbean (German and US actions in Cuba included).
    • Brazil Dip: We would like to relax our relations with the US, as we have a common enemy with the Fascists now at our back door.
    • Achieved by Germany already - mod
  • Republic of Arabia: Economy and infrastructure continue to prosper. The military continues to be improved in every category, purchasing new firearms for standard equipment. Biological weapons continue to be secretly worked on. New tanks are worked on for the military as well. Spies are sent from the Ministry of Intelligence to infiltrate Persia's civilian workers for the military, in order to ascertain what Project X is. In response to the Wahhabi insurgency, the government declares the Wahhabis to be direct enemies of the state, and should be dissolved and arrested. Regular military is not used for this operation, as it is not needed on Arabia's own citizens. Rather, local civilian police are organized to crack down on the Wahhabi groups across the nation, not exhaustively, but enough to drive them from all major cities. A more thorough, anti-terrorist organization is established by President Karim, known as the General Intelligence Directorate (GID). We ask the United States for volunteers to help remove all Wahhabi influence in our nation (AMERICA Response). Military is stationed near the border. Civic laws continue to gradually replace antiquated morality laws. Some basic television companies emerge, but regulations compel these companies to adhere to standards of decency compatible with the West. 
  • Social Italian Republic: Duce Italo Balbo has made in Mantua "the most important speech in fascist Italy's history": "Italian women, Italian men, these are rough times, this is an era where our effort and justice aren't recognised. Where our will of strength is weakened by corrupted people, where our country is occupied by an old-style monarchy. As the Italian miracle passes away we risk to die, in front of violent actions committed by the kingdom against us - killing our people, tearing down our planes and arresting us. They've been beating their brothers for a long time. Not moving means death! We have to react! Italiani! The Italian Social Republic declares war on the Federal Italian Kingdom to acquire Emilia-Romagna region and the rest of Lombardia! We won't fear to ask more" (WAR IS DECLARED ON: ITALIAN FEDERAL KINGDOM). A full mobilization starts, the country asks Germany for civil goods, resources and strategic aid - plus, the government has agreed with Germany that it will defend the integrity of the Italian Social Republic by not letting anyone invade our territory. "Facing an invasion will make the kingdom fight with the Germans". (GERMANY RESPONSE NEEDED).  Full mobilization has started, in 1959 there were 250,000 soldiers. In the past three years the army has secretly mobilized to 600,000 within the operation "Gladio". One out of every 12 people is a soldier, women are accepted and integrated within the army. The SS and XII MAS were re-called from Yugoslavia: Rodolfo Graziani, general, stated: "We are ready" 
  • People's Republic of Brazil: With the World Cup being hosted inside of Brazil, security guards are placed everywhere to lower crime and guarantee the safety of both visitors and athletes. Due to the success of the project, the same thing will be done when the Olympic Games will be hosted in 1964. We congratulate the Argentinian team to their title. Meanwhile, the other athletes are busy training for the Olympic Games. In the military the naval focus continues with many conscripts going to the navy. Another five guided missile destroyers and cruisers are built. Smaller battleships are built, too. (SECRET) With many riots and protests going on in Africa, Brazil sees its chance to bring communism back to the spotlight and sends guerrilleros to the Congo, to reclaim the region for the government-in-exile led by Joseph Kasavubu that fled to Brazil in the 50s. Military advisors and old weapons are sent to militarize the protestors against the bourgeois and racist government in South Africa (Secret End). American music gains popularity in the younger generations and this music will not be banned, but many songs in Portuguese are slightly influenced by Brazilian music. Spanish is now taught in school from Grade Four and English from Grade Seven.  
  • Union of South Africa: President Klerk is given a vote of no confidence by parliament, and is told to resign, but he refuses which causes him to be forcibly taken out of the building by police and for parliament to declare a new man president. The new President is named Vorick Glowood and he declares that all natives will get back their “privileges”, but doesn’t really give them their jobs back. Meanwhile, riots from Far Right Nazis causes the military to step in. Glowood doesn’t release Mandela causing more protests being brutally put down. The economy begins to fall more, causing the white population to get angry at the nation party. The Communist Party continues being banned. 
  • Turkey: Internal development continues, as does the flood of economic investment into nations within the so-called "Turkish Bloc" and Kurdistan. The military continues its production of weapons and vehicles as well as its various projects. The Turkish protectorates continue their development, and Azerbaijan prepares to gain formal independence at the conclusion of next year. 
  • Federation of India: With Wahhabis in Arabia, India sends some volunteers from the army to help out the Arab Republic's police, with orders to follow the Arabian governments command. We announce our support for the Americans in any upcoming conflict with the Fascists, and urge the rest of the Kathmandu Pact to follow suit. Prime Minister Kanj Patel is reelected as the Prime Minister, as he has high approval ratings overall. Operation Tiger is tested (Secret: It's a nuke. We try to mask it like in real life, mod tells how successful it was. For at least four to five turns India was testing Nuclear Fission and was working on Operation Tiger for two or three years. Since we focused on being self sufficient, we are prepared for sanctions.) The escalation of the Italian conflict makes us increase our military to 150,000 members, counting all in the reserves. Tanks are produced rapidly in central India. We prepare for the 1964 Asian Games and hope to use most equipment built for the Games to help our bid in the 1968 Olympic Games. We are set to DEFCON 3. 
  • Republic of China: China states it gives full support to Fascist Italy in its righteous crusade to reunite the Italian Peninsula from the American imperialist aggressors. The National Army is placed on alert just in case, although China does not plan to join any war. The economic boom continues, industrializing the country and attracting more foreign investment. Transportation and communications have greatly improved. Cinema and other media become more popular as Chinese have more access to them. Athletes prepare for the Asian and Olympic Games in 1964. China will respond by annexing Taiwan as Japan can no longer control the island, and cites the self-determination for all peoples article in the UN Charter. A force of 30,000 men of some of the NRA's elite divisions is transported across the Strait onto Taiwan.

1963

Feel free to post in the previous turn, we will let this post go a little longer so people can catch up.

The Volkleger in Belgium requests US support.

China continues to boom economically.

The Wahhabis in Arabia grow in numbers.

Brazil’s economy begins to stagnate.

A US submarine accidentally sinks a German supply vessel.

Taiwan is taken over by rebels and requests to be annexed by China.

Elvis Presley grows in popularity.

  • Panama: We are pleased by and happy to see Cape Canaveral triumph with Major John Glenn as he becomes the first man and American to orbit the earth! We like Elvis Presley's music. Panama opens a college, gasmask, radio and hand grenade factory in Panama City. The around 200 new gasmasks are made, then delivered to the police detectives, and training on how to use them is started. Coastal roads, pineapple plantations and urban bus roots are expanded. A modest rural vaccination program is developed. A fruit cannery and several new schools are built in the big cities. Radio services expand to several rural localities. The sewage outflow pipes are checked along both coastlines.
    • Panama Secret Dip to USA, Argentina and Brazil: (Secret: If war occurs in Cuba, Panama will have to take sides and thus will help both the USA, Argentina and Brazil diplomatically and with supplies against Germany. End secret).
    • Panama Dip: We denounce the use of nuclear weapons by any nation in Central America or the Caribbean (German and US actions in Cuba included).
    • Panama Dip to Brazil: We would like to buy a military transport helicopter, some civilian cars, (Secret: a diesel-electric coastal patrol submarine, End secret) and naval patrol boat. As payment we will give you both 250 tonnes of free coconuts and the option of setting up a small joint venture factory on the outskirts of Panama City and Colón making cheap (for your markets) fertilizers and agro-chemicals - mostly for export - to you for six years as payment for the purchases, too.
    • Panama UN/Dip: We call for a peaceful solution in South Africa, so we want the UN to debate it and send in some UN peacekeepers.
    • Brazil Dip: We agree, and ask the Panamanians if they are interested in a treaty for economic and military cooperation.
      • Panama response: Yes!
  • Dzungar Khanate: Dzungaria officially joins the Turkic Council. The khan's health slowly declines.
    • Panama Diplomacy to Dzungar Khanate: Can we open an embassy in your country and start friendly diplomatic relations?
    • Dzungar Dip: Yes.
  • Persia: Project X's second prototype shows great success against soldiers and tanks so 50 are commissioned into the Redacted Battalion stationed in the Shah's palace in Tehran. The Shah sends the two captured Arabian spies back to Arabia. The air force completes the first Persian jet bomber. The Shah and his diplomats arrive in Rome to discuss a proposal. (KINGDOM OF ITALY RESPONSE). In response to Arabia's railgun project Persia starts working on Project X-2 and X-3.
    • Italian Federal Kingdom Dip: The King, Ranieri I, along with PM Achille Lauro welcome the Shah of Persia along with his diplomats to Rome as they are invited to the Quirinal Palace as the King would like to hear the Shah's proposal.
      • Persian Diplomacy: The Shah sends a shipment of minerals and ores to South Italy to help them.
    • Panama Dip to Persia: Can we open an embassy in your country and start friendly diplomatic relations?

Persian Diplomacy: Sure.

  • Italian Federal Kingdom: With the North Italian attack in Rimini 900,000 troops are moved in to counter the North Italians and as a result the North Italian Army is annihilated as they lose 500,000 with the Italian Federal Army only losing 150,000 men. Despite this victory the Italian Federal Army is unable to push forward in Northern Italy as German troops guard the border. In other news the 1963 Elections arrive as the People's Monarchist Party wins the elections with 43% of the vote as the Italian Democratic Socialist Party finishes in second with 34% along with the Italian Liberal Party with 23%. In the result of the elections, Achille Lauro, the successor to Giovanni Messe in the People's Monarchist Party becomes the new Prime Minister as he invites Giovanni Messe to retake command of the military. The people support this new militaristic government as they believe that it will protect them from the Fascist threat. With the defeat of the North Italian Army, the Italian Royal Navy is deployed as our three Littorio-class battleships along with the rest of the Italian Royal Navy (two heavy cruisers, five light cruisers, 12 destroyers, 15 torpedo boats and eight submarines) are moved into the Adriatic Sea in order to destroy the North Italian Navy to prepare a naval invasion of Venice.
  • Republic of Arabia: Modernization and industrialization continues. The military continues to be modernized and upgraded with the latest personal arms. New tanks are produced as are the new jet planes. Border guards are on high alert. Biological weapons are secretly developed. Research in Baghdad is conducted on railguns in order to create cannons that can match the power of Persia's Gauss Gun. Abd Al-Karim retires as president, and Hafiz Al-Assad is elected to succeed him. The paramilitary police force continues to crack down on Wahhabis. Meanwhile, Assad's administration publically supports the Hashemite government in Hejaz over television and radio, and offers to make religion more represented in the nation. New laws are passed in the Syrian Parliament, granting more direct control over the Holy Sites and sharia law to the Caliph in Istanbul. 
  • Untied States: President Stassen declares his support for black civil rights following the March on Washington. Meanwhile, the Pentagon is put on DEFCON 2. While going to announce his reelection campaign, President Stassen narrowly avoids assassination in Florida to a man linked to the American Nazi Party under George Lincoln Rockwell. (More to come)
    • New turn required?
    • No. Waiting for more posts.
    • OK.
  • Turkey: The economic development of the nation's economy continues. Roads are kept up to date and railroads and pipelines throughout the country are modernized. The military continues its various weapons programs, with Sipahi II medium tanks entering service, local Turkish-produced short-ranged missiles established in bases around the country, and small but noticable stocks of chemical weapons. The government now begins to work on creating warheads with large amounts of chemical weapons. However, this secret program is intended for defense and an internal government memo recommends that they not be used in first use. Osman IV is pleased that Arabia gives him more control over the Holy Places, and drafts more laws for the protection of pilgrims and shrines. During Ramadan, Osman IV travels to Mecca and helps to ritually clean the interior of the Kaaba. Internationally, with the war in Italy, Turkey pledges support for its fellow GTO member and offers whatever aid it can provide. 
    • Armenia: Efforts to defeat the ALR are undertaken by Turkish military forces and Armenian troops. Thanks to numerous years of fighting and numerous gains by the Armenian government, the ALR's claim that Armenia is being colonized rapidly ringing hollow. 
    • Crimea: Crimean military forces stage drills along the southern coast. The Crimean air force is modernized with numerous Turkish and other jets. 
    • Azerbaijan: At the end of the year Azerbaijan becomes formally independent. However, Turkish troops remain at the request of the Azeri government and local fortification efforts continue. Azeri efforts to strengthen ties with Turkmenistan and Kurdistan continue, with greater levels of investment and official meetings between prominent officials. 
  • Peoples Republic of Brazil: The Brazilian Minister for Finance and Economics - along with some other economists - spoke to the National Peoples Congress of Brazil, warning that a continuation of the current Marxist-Leninist leaning economic model could lead to further stagnation and eventually to the fall of Brazil as a major or even regional power. To combat these developments the model of the workers-led market that was theorized in the 1940s will replace most of the state-ownership of the means and resources of production. Key elements of the society will stay in state ownership like electricity, infrastructure and export but the collectives are allowed to compete among themselves. The economists argue that the council-communist system will be the closest to what Marx himself actually intended. Every new market collective will be led by an elected council of the employees. To prevent capitalist-like hierarchies inside the collectives, the council can only be re-elected twice every five terms. One term lasts for 18 months. To keep workers rights upheld the councils are organized in newly formed trade unions who are focused on the branch of economy they represent. The unions also provide economic support and will show the councils how to manage the collective effectively. We welcome our new friends in Panama and hope for great relationships in the future! With the free 250 tons of coconuts we got in exchange for vehicles and boats, grocery producers are encouraged to use coconut milk instead of cream and coconut water is handed out in elementary schools as a refreshment. The first Elvis vinyl LPs are sold and are very demanded by younger people mostly.

1964

With the Italian Civil War officially underway, the United Nations attempts to open negotiations for peace in the region. However, this depends on the cooperation of the security council, of which some nations are more likely to support a different side. NPC states from both the Munich Pact and the GTO are on high alert.

Macedonia finally achieves independence from Yugoslavia. The result of being exhausted from constant warfare and chaos causes Yugoslavia's dictatorship to collapse.

In order to maintain friendlier relations with their colonial empire, France begins peacefully transitioning to a full democracy.

With the many years of insurgency, Indonesia officially collapses, and splits into ten nations: Aceh, Sumatra, Balembagan, Java, Kalamenten, Bali, Sulawasi, Gorantaro, Jailolo, and Ternate.

  • Panama: Panama opens a college and a fruit cannery. Several new schools are built in the big cities. Coastal roads and pineapple plantations are dug. A modest rural vaccination program is developed. A radio and TV factory opens in Colon City. There are interim TV services in Panama City and Colon City. 200 troops are enlisted and a second 150-person "Honneur Brigade" is recruited. The sewage outflow pipes are checked along both coastlines.
Panama quits, the game is dead.
  • Dzungar Khanate: This will replace the old turn. Hospitals are built in major cities in the country. The khan goes to one of them. The doctor there says that he has until 1969 to live. The khan is very upset because he knows that the khanate will not last after his death. His brothers were killed during the Soviet era for supporting monarchist rule in the-then communist regime. He prepares to write his will. Fighter and bomber jets are halfway built.
    • Bolivia Diplomacy: We would like to open an embassy and get good relations with you. 
    • Dzungar Diplomacy: We accept. 
      • Bolivia Diplomacy: We would like to trade some of our tin with you in exchange for your some of your Hami melons and Turpan raisins for the next few years.
      • Dzungar Dip: We happily accept the deal and look forward to having good relations.
  • Republic of Arabia: President Assad continues to upgrade the economy and infrastructure of the nation. Automobiles are more ubiquitous. A mass education program is enacted to increase literacy in the nation. The project for basic biological weapons is nearly complete, and a new secret program begins for the creation of chemical weapons. The military is on high alert on the border with Persia. Arabia reaches out to Egypt to discuss the possibility of uniting our two nations together in a single United Arab Republic (EGYPT RESPONSE). In order to fully aid the unity of Arab people, Arabia also reaches out to DIAS, and offers to include them as a more independent confederated state within the union of Arab nations. This primarily will allow a more equal footing between the three nations of Egypt, Arabia, and DIAS that can make decisions for the nation that benefits all three partners (DIAS RESPONSE)
    • Bolivia Diplomacy: We would like to open an embassy and get good relations with you. 
  • Persia: Persia places the army on full alert and mobilizes the entire army. Project X-2 is completed with the Tower of Pahlavi beginning operations. In a display of power the royal navy is dispatched to the Mediterranean. The shah denounces the Arabian government's idea of uniting with Arabia. The first Gauss Rifle division is prepared and is sent to the Arabian front. The anti-venom for many types of chemical weapons is finished with every division receiving them.
    • Bolivia Diplomacy: We would like to open an embassy and get good relations with you.
  • The United Arab Republics: Infrastructure and economy continue being expanded. We begin to see a rise in tourism as westerners begin to study the "old word of the Egyptian people" AKA the Pyramids of Giza (and things of that sort). This is expanded as more and more people come from across the world to study the past Egyptian and now Libyan/Yemeni previous civilization. This year it is covered by Italian students that we allow to enter. The National Arms company continues its production of rifles and begins to ramp up production of radios, equipment and motorized vehicles. We begin to work on copying Soviet tank design from the late World War II forming an Egyptian copy of the T-34 and T-50 tank. Nasser begins to organize the navy by dividing it into the Mediterranean Sea Fleet (two destroyers and 17 frigates) and the Red Sea fleet (18 frigates). The army is also worked on as Nasser creates a standing army of 20,000 men under the control of RCC generals. The air force is once again worked on as planes are ramped up to 140 planes being f (20 Russian bombers).  Following the advent of jet engines we begin to test out jet engines in the Libyan Desert, this leads to prototype jet fighters begin tested. We secretly start a nuclear program setting up bases in the Egyptian Desert with little to no progress. We begin to work supplying African nationalists within the West African region mostly by training them in the Libyan desert and holding discussions in Cairo. We begin to export Pan-Arabism to Tunisia, Morocco and Algeria, we send an envoy to Algeria to help improve their infrastructure and military (MOD). We begin to work on exporting to The Maghreb region, the idea of a "Maghreb Union" among these states and the UAR. We try to form a united Arab Rebel group in the Maghreb region under the name of the "Maghreb National Front" (MNF) (MOD RESPONSE for how successful we are at forming this group). Following the RCC allowance of private sectors, tiny Egyptian companies begin to compete against each other with the best goods or arms they can get or produce, leading to the creation of the ASM semi-Automatic Rifle. Egyptian TV begins to host a wide range of TV shows from drama to action movies (which come out rarely, that shit costs too much), and documentaries about conflicts across the world. Nasser comes back as a hero, and the army begins to turn back to peacetime efforts. We join the METO and would like to join the Kathmandu Pact. Nasser goes the Arabia to discuss the possibility of forming a Pan-Arab State if a realistic deal can be hacked out.
    • Bolivia Diplomacy: We would like to open an embassy and get good relations with you.
  • Bolivia: We build several new roads, bridges, churches, urban schools, tin and copper mines, hospitals and rural radio stations. 100 troops are recruited and given training in mountain warfare.
  • Großdeutschland: the German Kriegsmarine moves into the North Sea off the coast of britain doing several test. Eva’s hammer is outside Havana. Hoss plans out his farewell to the nation with Ribbentrop now in control of the foreign military division management. A referendum is held in Poland to change the name to a German version with the now high German population within the region. The Italian SS and the Italian Luftwaffe is activated with strategic bombings made in supply routes and defenses in a form of causing chaos. The Hanover Agreement is called upon by all Nuclear Powers to sign a treaty in which if a nation was to use nuclear weapons on another unprovokingly, all nuclear powers are obliged to retaliate on said nation. The Fascist movement is spread further within the French State. The Hyper Rail project is put into action to have high speed trains capable of travelling from Amsterdam to Kiev. We seeing France struggle with maintenance of their African Colonies ask if we can conduct military operations and indoctrination of the region to ensure that the pro french populace remains solid. Funding of far right movements are spread into Mesoamerica and Sub-Saharan Africa. The nuclear submarine count is expanded with Baltic Operations spreading. Swedish Fascist and Finnish Fascist movements are expanded while Germania sees road networks spread. With the moon landing by a team of astronauts, we claim the moon as the symbol of the National Socialist and Fascist movement. A second landing is plotted with Braun’s space station project put into its next phase of development. Nuclear missiles are put in place within Cuba in secret. The moon is officially claimed as property of the Reich. Secret plans for a base on the moon begin to be developed. The Venus Project begins with the first parts of the space station begin to be developed and built in the Black Forest. Computer technological development leads us to develop the E.W.M.S or Early Warning Missile System. Danemark is annexed into the Reich with the overwhelming German populace and an already German indoctrinated society established. With the fall of the Yugoslavian dictatorship, Germany seizes control of the region in order to reorganize the state. Rebel suppression is high and the state remains in order. We distract the public with investments within the regions economy causing an economic boom and indoctrination of the populace is put in motion with the assistance of an altered education curriculum.
  • Republic of Colombia: The Nation weeps after Antonio Vasquez is hanged by the Andean Revolutionary front and the fact Hispania was forced to capitulate at the hands of socialist and American forces. The fall of Hispania causes the rise of suspicion in Colombia of America as its increasing influence worries citizens that Colombia could be the next Peru. The National Bolivarist Faction explodes in popularity after the fall of hispania as calls for more trustworthy leadership is made. The leader of the National Bolivarist Faction of Parliament is named Fernando Oswaldo who uses Antonio Vasquez as a martyr for his movement as he begins Preaching Vasquez’s ideals. Refugees from the Hispanian Civil War come in vast numbers, including many from Ecuador as many flee the new American-backed Regime there as they were taught for so many years that America was a monster. Fernando Oswaldo declares the current leadership to be Sellouts and to be sucking America’s thumb which he says will no longer happen under his leadership. Oswaldo gains hundreds of millions of listeners at his rallies and has gained much support from half the country. In the elections which is one year from now, Fernando Oswaldo is expected to become the next leader of Colombia.
  • Dominion of Islamic Arab States: The Emir makes a speech to his people in which he talks of the Syrian War that happened not too long ago and how the Arabian Idea of a Semi-United Arab State is one of brilliance as Arabia, Egypt and DIAS could thrive. New Indian and Chinese goods have found their way into the Dominion where they can be transported up into Arabia and Turkey. A plan for full independence from the British is starting to be drawn up.
  • United States: President Stassen, with the help of the Republican Majority, is able to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The British pop group The Beetles comes to America. The X-Rockwell talks occur in Virginia between the Nation of Islam and the Nazi Party of America. With the Nazi moon landing NASA receives a large budget from the Federal Government as President Stassen declares in Congress, that the US will have a man on the moon by 1970.
  • Italian Social Republic: "Since the war started, our army has seen a more positive result than that we've honestly expected" said Pietro Mannelli (Minister of Mediator with Germany) at a meeting with Ribbentropp in Germania. The architecture community has admired the works of Albert Speer in "The city of Dreams" as Germania is called in the Italian Social Republic. Three offensives were launched at morning against the South Italian lines, the first one, led to Rimini, was blocked by the outrageous superior firepower of the enemy. Out of 200,000 troops, 34,000 died during the offensive and another 66,000 were captured in the encirclement. The army speaks of 35,000 dead South Italians. Ariete managed to escape, SS were suddenly called by Germany and are now on their control as well as Luftwaffe operations with heavy losses, all the remaining units were merged to reform the X MAS. The Battle of Bologna was successful, but the army didn't manage to assert their position and had to pull back inside the captured city. All fascists within the prisons were freed: "some of them suffered heavy injuries due to the fact that the South Italians tortured them" referred the Fascist Red Cross. The army was not in a superior position, but having 50,000 men didn't stop them, mostly due to the German equipment and Regia Marina support. Out of 150,000 troops, 20,000 were lost. 130,000 are sent to guard the new front. We ask Germany to move their defensive line to the newly conquered territories to prevent any South Italian counterattack (GERMAN RESPONSE). In the small battle of Montefeltro the front didn't change. As the mountain siege operation started, the enemy suffered medium casualties but the Fascist Army had to abandon the operation when the casualty numbers reached 20,000. The Italian Social Republic Army can count now on 250,000 out of 400,000 of the start. Other manpower is mobilized, 100,000 soldiers are in training but still aren't operational. "We thank Großdeutschland for their work, without them it would be impossible to advance. If we win this, our influence will extend to the Italian peninsula. We both have common interests and hope that the situation will keep going well" kept saying Pietro Mannelli. SS Italienische and Luftwaffe keep storming the enemy supply lines under German orders. No further updates available.
  • Turkey: The military conducts military drills in response to Middle East regional tensions and the war in Italy. In addition to revitalizing the country's numerous fortifications, bomb shelters are constructed in most major cities. The navy continues its expansion and also stages drills in the Mediterranean Sea. Crimea and Armenia continue their development and internal advancements, with greater economic growth and new progress against the remaining ALR groups. 
  • Peoples Republic of Brazil: The modernization of the navy continues, the only aircraft carrier and a couple of heavy destroyers are now started to build in cooperation with the autonomous unions. The government decides to produce most of its arms in "unionist cooperation" and the Federação de trabalheros militar is founded for the workers in the arms industry. Socialist education is also spread but less insistent, with propaganda saysing that syndicalism is the only way to grant the freedom of the proletariat. A new anthem for the Southern Strategic Front is also written. The song is called Amigos Para Sempre (Friends For Ever) and has the same text and melody like the East German song "Freunde für Immer" OTL. The song is about friendship among the members of the SSF, calling them the "peace's armies of the people". The song is published in Spanish and Portuguese officially but the text is also translated into German, Italian and several native languages like Guaraní, Quechua and Wayuu. The industry rises slightly, while the economy gets slowly out of stagnation. The model of unionist cooperation and the workers market are the backbone of the newly published theory of "modernist socialism of the southern hemisphere", which was theorized by the progressivist (technocratic, less militaristic) faction of the Brazilian Workers Party. While hardcore followers of the original theory of southern socialism call it revisionist, Chairman Luis Prestes himself sees the new theories as slightly off the original goal but welcomes the fact that it was designed to revive the spirit of socialism in a world reigned over by fascism and exploiting imperialism.  

1965

Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia form an economic group of corporations known as the Maghreb Union, with the UAR's assistance.

A radical Muslim group appears in Southern Pakistan and begins pushing for Pakistan liberation, with violent acts killing thousands of Hindus.

The newly-elected Pope John XXIII calls for a new Ecumenical world council, held for the second time in the Vatican, called Vatican II for short.

Winston Churchill dies.

Trofin Lysenko, director of genetics in Russia, begins pushing his unorthodox theory of plant genetics.

Princess Margaret of the Netherlands is engaged to be married to Pieter von Vollenhoven, one of the only times Dutch royalty has married a commoner.

Muhammad Ali is a world famous boxing champion.


  •  Italian Federal Kingdom: With our forces having succesfully stalled the North Italian Advance, the Italian Royal Navy is deployed in the Adriatic Sea as Operation Marco Polo is put into place. The Italian Royal Navy, composed of three Littorio-class heavy battleships, four heavy cruisers, five light cruisers, ten destroyers, 15 torpedo boats and ten submarines are ordered to engage the North Italian Navy based on Venice as they will be supported by the Italian Royal Air Force which will deploy more than 200 fighters and bombers against the North Italian Navy at Venice. The operation will be executed into three waves,  the first two being aerial bombardments against the Anti-Air defenses of Venice along with the North Italian Navy followed by the Italian Royal Navy's engagemen with the North Italian Navy. For this Operation former Admiral Giuseppe Fioravanzo will take command  of the Italian Royal Navy as former chief-of-staff of the Italian Air force Francesco Pricolo will command the Italian Aerial forces. As a response to Germany's takeover of the Yugoslavian Government. The Italian Volunteer Army, which was positioned in Macedonia will remain there in order to protect the Macedonian Government. We also ask for the United States to send support in order to counter the German efforts in the Italian Civil War. With the Italian Civil War ongoing, Prime Minister Achille Lauro re-opens former re-education camps in order to establish maximum security prison complex in order to detain Fascist sympathizers as he declares that anyone supporting the Fascist ideology is to become an enemy of the state as King Raneri I gives Achille Lauro emergency Powers giving Lauro full control over the Italian Government and Military. As Lauro cancels the upcoming 1970 General Election as the General Elections will be put on hold until the end of the Civil War in Italy. The Italian Military also begins pulling out of Algeria as they are to be positioned in Rome along with 100,000 other troops as part of a secret military operation which will be executed between 1966 and 1968.
  •  Dzungar Khanate: We start to use cars instead of camels. Turpan and Hami's streets begin getting paved. All statues of Lenin and Bukharin are destroyed by this year.
  • Republic of Arabia: The military maintains being modernized and organized. The air force is upgraded with more jet engines, and the upgraded tanks replaced the old German tanks. The military remains on high alert in Mesopotamia. Arabia begins its own automobile industry We ask the UAR and the DIAS to sign our Articles of Union and create a single nation. Research is conducted with electronic calculator technology to create automated tracking of incoming air attacks with anti-aircraft guns and rockets. UPDATE: The Arab Republic goes to war against Persia as a pre-emptive strike to prevent further threat. Knowing the Persians' main goal for the war, much of the arsenal of our military is stationed in Kuzestan and Kurdistan, to prepare for the attack in Iran. Large numbers of anti-tank artillary and anti-aircraft is stationed in Kuzestan for the defense. Large contingents of tanks and planes are stationed through Kurdistan. A special deal is made with the autonomous Kurdistan government to allow their full alliance in this campaign, for the purpose of keeping their independence from Persia. Knowing all the easy passes have been blocked by the defensive lines of Persia, Arabia attacks through the direciton that is least suspect. The Kurdish military along with the tanks and planes stationed in the region invades Iran through the north, directly over the mountains to seize the city of Shivan. More tanks and infantry directly challenge the Persian line through the center across against Ilam, hoping to cut them off from Tehran. The Arab navy, including several battleships, three light cruisers and an aircraft carrier, blockades the Persian ports without actively engaging. Stationed near the border are missiles of biological weapons pointed toward Tehran. There is no intention to utilzie these WMDs, but in the event that Persia uses their sonic weapons against Damascus, this will ensure mutual destruction. 
  • Persia: Seeing the imminent unification of Syria and Egypt the Shah sends a demand to Syria: either give Persia back its land you occupy or face a total embargo and other grave consequences including but not limited to expulsion of every Arabian in Persia. ARABIAN RESPONSE NEEDED. The Persian air force reaches 2200 airplanes and is patrolling Persian airspace. The Pahlavi Line at the Syrian border is activated and is patrolled 24/7. The sonic grenade is revealed and is sent to a limited number of divisions. Seeing the declaration of war against Persia, the Shah, himself, travels to the front and reinforces the Pahlavi Line with 1000 artillery. The Reza Tower begins operations pushing any Arabian fighter plane or bomber out of the sky, effectively giving the Persian Air Force aerial superiority. Persia points its sonic tipped missiles toward Arabia's capital and activates order XX-2, which makes it compulsory to be ready to use antivenoms from their equipment upon noticing any biological weapons.
    • Arabia: Does not wish to relinquish the Kuzestan region, but it does offer a compromise for peace: mutual demilitarization of the border, and an exchange of minorities in which Arabs remaining in Persia are sent back to Arabia, and vice versa. In addition, we will forgive Persia of all its remaining debt from the previous conflict. 
    • Persia: The Shah reminds Syria that their former king pressured the Shah to attack so they should be the one with the debts - not Persia. He also says that if not a better compromise is laid out the Persian biological weapon program will be reported to the UN.
    • Arabia: In addition to the above deal, we will allow Persian corporations to freely drill oil within specific areas of Kuzestan as foreign workers. This oil is not as needed for our nation due to oil supply elsewhere.
  • Ethiopia - Eritrea Federation: A group of officers enter the Imperial Palace, and quietly "pressure" Haile Selassie to abdicate, citing that times have changed. He states, should this be best for the nation, he would be willing. Thus the "abdication" occurs. In his place, Amha Haile Selassie is crowned Emperor. Brigadier General Mengistu Neway is crowned interim Prime Minister. Plans are drawn up to create a parliament. Notably, the short lived Federation with Eritrea is revived, and Eritreans are once again given their rights. Neway replaces Habesh centrism with territorial nationalism, claiming all Ethiopians are Ethiopian, and none are different. Small Scale Land Reform is announced to calm the peasantry. However, in opposition to this, many Tigrayan and Amhara landlords launch a revolt, calling for Haile Selassie to return to the throne, and calling his ouster illegal. This is militarily defeated, and Haile Selassie condemns it himself in his luxurious exile in a guarded Eritrean compound, losing any sort of support it might get. While land reform occurs, only some aristocratic properties are targeted, and all Urban ones remain intact. Meanwhile, a plan is devised to raise the shockingly poor literacy rates. Development continues otherwise, and investors are invited in Ethiopia. Meanwhile, Haile Selassie Gugsa is put on re-trial for treason. He is sentenced to death for Italian collaboration.
  • Portugal: The regime is still sending soldiers for the war in Africa against the independentist forces. We also start to liberalize the regime to open it up to foreign trade. The first step in this ideal is to abolish the torture methods used by the Politic Police (PIDE) and to free some political prisoners. We want to give a freer image to the rest of the world by hiding the colonial war, so we start to hold international events of art and entertainment.

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