The following is a list of headlines from the year 2012 of the post-Doomsday world.
December 31st, 2012: Military Action in Central Asia BUKHARA, Emirate of Bukhara - Forces, previously increasing in Bukhara and the Kazakh Khanate, have now concentrated, with the Bukhori military centering near to the town of Zhetisay. It is expected they will soon begin an offensive to expand the Kazakh Khanate's territory. Meanwhile, in Khiva, plans for the establishment of a national army have begun.
December 31st, 2012: East Panama Annexed: CHEPO, Autonomous Region of Panama - Today, after the announcing of referendum results eleven days before, Panama was annexed as an autonomous region of Colombia, with powers similar to those of the Darien. While much of Panama is still not under Colombian control, president Juan Manuel Santos has stated "this is a great step for the peacefulness of the Panamanian region and of Central America as a whole".
December 25th, 2012: Christmas Day: VATICAN, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Pope Anthony I, in the annual Papal address, called for world peace, and an end to violence in the world, like every year - though he went so far as to condemn it this time. It is thought that extensive warfare around the world in the past year, with a small amount of attempted ethnic cleansing mixed in, is the reason for this. And, of course, he wished the world a Merry Christmas.
December 21st, 2012: Coronation Anniversary: TUNIS, Tunisia: King Muhammad IX marked his first year today on the throne. A small fireworks display was lit, and the King solemnly lit an array of candles, to mark the loss of so many people in their efforts to regain their freedom.
December 20th, 2012: Referendum Contents Announced, East Panama on the way to Annexation: CHEPO, Panama Regional Authority - Today, the referendum, after a long time of secrecy, has been revealed to both Panamanian and Colombian populations. The referendum, with a 70% turnout, resulted in a slight but secure Colombian victory, with 55.62% voting in favour of annexation, 12.54% voting for the continuation of the political status and 31.84% in favour of independence. the Regional Authority is to be annexed by Colombia and turned into the Department of East Panama in December 31.
December 4th, 2012: District Elections in Novgorod: NOVGOROD, Novgorod - District elections held today in the republic brought, for the first time in about a decade, more moderate district representatives onto the council than right or left-leaning representatives. As a result, a new Posadnik, Dmitry Ignatov, was named, along with a new Chief Minister, Yuri Nikolayevich. It is believed that the admission of the republic to the Nordic Union last year, combined with a new emphasis on restarting the chemical plants in the capital, are why the shift has occurred.
November 30th, 2012: Anniversary of the Ascension of the Prince: AROLSEN, Waldeck-Hesse - Fireworks were launched again in Waldeck-Hesse today, as Landgrave Wittekind marked his forty-fifth year as the head of his noble house. Despite being slightly under the weather, the Landgrave still carried out his tradition of holding a feast, and attending the integral WBL game of the new season, this year between the Monarchs and the Gießen 46ers.
November 30th, 2012: Transylvanian Parliamentary Election Results: CLUJ-NAPOCA, Transylvania - Today's elections for the Transylvanian Parliament produced a slight gain for the opposition Transylvanian National Party in both the Chamber of Delegates and the Senate. The governing coalition, led by Prime Minister Mona Muscă of the National Liberal Party, retained a majority in both, however.
November 23th, 2012: Phasing out of Old Currency: SPRINGBOK, New Union of South Africa - The Union Rand has begun to replace most regional currencies as it begins to become the main currency in use for the NUSA. Not only has this helped ease trading problems which used to take place regularly between the member nations, it has also helped provide a stable base from which a collective economy can be established. All states have been reported to benefit from the new currency and products from the GSWA can now make their way and be sold in other member nations smoothly. The old regional currencies are still expected to be used but it is predicted they will be phased out soon as the more popular Union Rand grows.
November 7th, 2012: Winner Declared: : TORRINGTON, USA - In the early hours of the morning, the media and Electoral Commission called the state of Oregon by the narrowest of margins for the Republican Party, giving that ticket enough electoral votes to be named the winner. While the Republicans had been ahead following Dakota being declared for them last night, the number of electoral votes at play in Oregon meant that the winner of that state would still win the overall election. Senator Tester conceded defeat within an hour of the state being called for his Vice-President Simpson, wishing him good luck in his new role. As per rules, however, given the close margin in Oregon, a recount will still be carried out over the next few days in that state. It is not expected to change the results significantly.
In Congress, the Republicans maintained control of both chambers, maintaining outright control of the Senate, and remaining the largest party in the House, despite a pair of Democratic gains in that chamber, and the large number of representatives from Oregon elected under the banner of the Oregon Democracy Coalition. The ODC had pledged to support the winner of the congressional elections in advance, and as a result has agreed to support the Republican leadership overall in the chamber.
November 6th, 2012: Elections: : TORRINGTON, USA - Elections were held throughout the states today for president and representatives to Congress. The new states of Dakota and Oregon were included in the voting, adding a measure of uncertainty unknown since the election of John F. Kennedy in 1960. Voter turnout was heavy in the metropolitan areas, where early estimates show a popular vote almost evenly divided between the Republican ticket, former V.P. Mark Simpson and Gov. Sam Brownback of Kansas; and the Democratic ticket, Sen. Jon Tester of Montana and Rep. Shirley Ringo of Lincoln. A majority of the popular vote is unlikely in this election, given the spoiler vote of the Libertarian Party and the uncertainty in Dakota and Oregon. Elections for Senate seats were also held for those terms ending in 2020, in addition to electing senators from the new states for staggered terms.
Voter turnout in the crucial state of Oregon was heavy, with exit polls indicating a neck-in-neck race between the two main parties. Election officials suspect that the election will likely need a recount in some areas if the results are at all consistent with historical patterns.
Independent candidate Al Hamburg, shown in exit polls to be running a very distant fourth in the vote, has also sued the Electoral Commission in order to be included in any vote count in the unlikely event it goes to Congress. Officials indicate, however, that such a move is unconstitutional.
November 6th, 2012: Elections: STOWE, Superior - As predicted by many, Governor Cullen of the Liberal Democrats captured the presidency this evening, defeating ex-Senator Kelleher by just under twelve percentage points, and forty-eight electoral votes. Congressman Benishek was the only candidate to fail to win any electoral votes, as Governor Martin won Chippewa for the Socialists.
In Congressional elections, the Conservatives remained the largest party in the Senate, though barely, as they lost several seats to the other parties. The Liberal Democrats were able to win control of the house, however. Much the same results occurred at the state level.
The referendum in Pukaskwa territory, with regards to splitting the territory back into two parts, passed as well. Michipicoten Territory, as per the referendum, came back into existence at midnight.
November 6th, 2012: Full Development Declared: KONYA, Turkey - The Turkish Imperial Parliament has approved the Special Report on the Redevelopment of the Sultanate of Turkey, thus declaring a state of "Full Development" for the entire country. Developmental status is dependent on a series of economic factors laid out by the Turkish government in the Turkish Re-industrialization Plan, originally passed in 2000. This was achieved three years ahead of schedule thanks largely to favorable economic conditions and considerable foreign investment.
November 4th, 2012: National Polling Data: STOWE, Superior - Polling data from the last polls taken in the Republic prior to the election was revealed by major newspapers in their morning editions today. While many smaller polls had been done by the various newspapers and media stations in the republic, this poll was done jointly by the largest of them, the only one of its kind done. The results of the poll indicated that Governor Cullen, riding a wave of backlash against the Conservative Party, easily winning the presidency, with forty-one percent of votes, compared to ex-Senator Kelleher's thirty-three percent. The Socialists and National Republicans polled at sixteen and ten percent, respectively. A majority in the electoral college was projected for Governor Cullen, as well.
October 25th, 2012: Floods: WAWA, Superior - Record rains in the region have caused several creeks to overflow their banks, and flood the town of Wawa. The town has been devastated, though both Congress and President Newman have promised aid. Rescue workers are on scene.
Three of the four presidential candidates called for large aid packages, with only Congressman Benishek opposing the idea, saying that any repairs were "up to the residents."
October 23rd, 2012: Elections BAYREUTH, Franconian Confederation - Elections were held today in Franconia. As expected, the conservative factions in the federal government came out ahead. However, doing better than expected, candidates supported by the Bayreuth League gained about twenty percent of votes nationally, an outright majority in Bayreuth itself, and two of them were elected to the Federal Council, with one of them chosen by his peers to serve a term as Council President. Their candidate for federal Chancellor, however - their leader, Peter Meyer - came in third behind conservative-leaning Jurgen Heike of Coburg, and socialist Christa Steiger of Kronach. Still, these results seem to indicate a promising future for the movement, and a higher level of support than previous thought.
October 15th, 2012: Final Presidential Debate: MARQUETTE, Superior - The third, and final, presidential debate was held tonight, centered on foreign policy details. Congressman Benishek advocated that the Republic look into closer relations with Torrington, while Governor Martin called for the same with the Canadian government. Kelleher went on record that the current situation was best. Governor Cullen, however, went out on a real limb - he called for the Republic to look into declaring itself an official successor to the United States. The sitting administration, and by extension, the Conservative Party candidate, also received scathing condemnation for the events surrounding the Raiders, though the former senator made sure that it was known he agreed with the criticism. His defense resonated with viewers, who overwhelmingly thought him the winner.
October 15th, 2012: Anniversary of the Declaration of the Landgraviate: AROLSEN, Waldeck-Hesse - Landgrave Wittekind today marked the twenty-ninth anniversary of the Landgraviate officially being established. Following the usual feast and fireworks show, he attended a match between the Crowns and Borussia Fulda. Before the game started, to mark the start of the WBL season next month and to honor the national basketball team, the members of the team and their coaches were all awarded medals, and titles of nobility. The Landgrave has been on record as having been impressed with their performance in the last two years, resulting in them having competed in last summer's Olympics.
October 13th, 2012: Republic of Spain announces plan to hold Pan-Iberian Conference: PALMA DE MALLORCA, Spain - Recently elected President of Spain Mateu Isnern announced today that he plans to hold a conference to discuss the important issues of the Iberian Peninsula starting in one month. Representatives from all states with the exception of Andorra have been invited. The Conference will address such issues as reconstruction, security, and possibly reunification and will start on October 30th.
October 10th, 2012: New Currency: SPRINGBOK, New Union of South Africa - It has been announced today, that from this day forth, there will be a new and official currency for the New Union of South Africa. This is seen as a major step in helping to ease trading problems and help all the participating nations' economies grow successfully. The new currency will be called the Union Rand.
October 7th, 2012: Second Presidential Debate: EAGLE RIVER, Superior - On this cold fall night, the presidential candidates gathered for their second debate. Members of the audience submitted questions to the moderator, journalist Graham Annable of Sault Ste. Marie, who then chose a number of them to give to the candidates. Three of the candidates fared well - Kelleher, however, did not, as he appeared somewhat confused on a couple of occasions. Apparently, the debate format did not suit him well, and while he handled himself very admirably besides, pundits noted that he seemed to be "showing his age." Being the oldest of the candidates, by a fair margin, it was a fairly large error. Commentators chalked it up as a loss for him.
October 5th, 2012: New CAO Named: SUDBURY, Sudbury - The Council of Mayors named Claude Gravelle, a former union head at the Inco nickel mines, as the new Chief Administrative Officer of the city state this morning. Gravelle brings several decades worth of experience with labor and mining operations with him into his new role.
October 3rd, 2012: Referendum begins in Chepo: CHEPO, Panama Regional Authority - Today, the referendum, once again three days overdue, has at last started. Angelino Garzón, the vice-president (and president-in-absence whilst Juan Manuel Santos goes through tumor surgery), has apologised for the government's slowness in taking action on the annexation process, and has thusly convoked a meeting of all guerrillas to draft up a constitution in the case the vote will go in Colombia's favour (something that will occur with almost no doubt).
October 3rd, 2012: Military Action in Central Asia TURKISTAN, Kazakh Khanate - Forces have grown across the borders of both Bukhara and the Khanate in the last few hours. Their attempt is to connect the two nations and add the important cities of Shymkent and hopefully as far east as Taraz.
October 3rd, 2012: Auckland Olympic Games Close: AUCKLAND, New Zealand, ANZC Commonwealth - Today was the last day of the Olympic Games, in which the ANZC hosts easily topped the medal charts, followed by Brazil and the East Caribbean Federation in second and third. The closing ceremonies were very music-oriented, and marked by a somber recognition of Doomsday. Events concluded by handing, ceremonially, the games to Rio de Janeiro, who will be the next host in 2016, and a Carnival-like performance to introduce the city of Rio to the world.
October 2nd, 2012: Vice-Presidential Debate: MACKINAW CITY, Superior - Tonight the four vice-presidential candidates had their turn behind the podiums. Congressman Dan Meyer of Gogebic representing the Conservatives, Congressman Michael Lahti of Houghton for the Liberal Democrats, Senator Mike Prusi of Marquette appearing for the Socialists, and Territorial Commissioner Frank Lasee of Kewaunee for the National Republicans were all in attendance.
As expected by pundits, each candidate concentrated on issues favored by both their own specialties, and that of their party, primarily involving helping the economy. Meyer advocated a tax cut for corporations, stating that it would help rebound the economy. Lahti brought up the concept of a tax credit for those with children in daycare. As expected, Prusi spoke on labor extensively, and advocated an increase in the minimum wage. And, in a typical fashion, Lasee demanded the end of minimum wage legislation.
Most of them came across as being rather respectful, and not overly emotional. Commissioner Lasee, however, according to most pundits, seemed rather uncaring.
September 26th, 2012: First Presidential Debate: NEWBERRY, Superior - This evening saw the first presidential debate between the four presidential candidates - ex-Senator Kelleher of Chippewa for the Conservatives, Governor Cullen of Mackinaw for the Liberal Democrats, Congressman Benishek of Iron for the National Republicans, and Governor Martin of Chippewa for the Socialists. The debate, centered on domestic and economic concerns, ended up largely being about energy, more specifically the proposed restarting of the nuclear power plant at Big Rock Point and a proposed tax on so-called "green" companies, which are currently not taxed.
Both the Conservative and National Republicans supported both measures, while the Liberal Democrats and Socialists only supported the former of the two.
September 25th/September 26th, 2012: Anniversary of Doomsday: GENEVA, Alpine Confederation - Marking the anniversary of Doomsday for the first time as the League of Nations Secretary General, Cedric Wairafea spent the day in the Alpine Confederation. He announced the re-opening of the old Palace of Nations as a new league regional headquarters, following extensive repairs and renovations. In addition to that, he addressed the world: "No matter how many years pass, and no matter how many times we mark the tragedies of that day, we shall persevere. Despite all that has changed in this world, for the better, or the worse, since that day, it is worth remembering what has not changed - the human spirit, and how it carried us through those dark days, and still aids us even today - and will do so in the future. And, god willing, prevent such a disaster from ever occurring again."
September 22th, 2012: Mateu Isnern declared President of Spain PALMA DE MALLORCA, Republic of Spain - Following a rather uncovered election, the head of the capital city of Palma de Mallorca was elected to the office of president. The Peoples Party candidate ran practically unopposed due to his promises to restore more of the Spanish homeland and to oppose the "Islamization" occurring in the southern provinces. The election marks the end of the Interim government that has ruled the Republic of Spain since its formation two years earlier.
September 20th, 2012: Preparations for Referendum begin in Chepo: CHEPO, Panama Regional Authority - Today, the preparations for the referendum, the first of three events that will mark the possible annexation of Panama into Colombia, have started. It is expected for preparations to last up until October 1. This would mean a 20 days' delay in the expected annexation process, although Juan Manuel Santos refers to this error as "minor". As of the date, pre-polling has shown a mild level of agreement on joining Colombia so to establish at least a civil government and some authority back into Panama.
September 17th, 2012: Auckland Olympic Games Open: AUCKLAND, New Zealand, ANZC Commonwealth - Today marks the first day of the first Summer Games to be held since 1980. The opening ceremonies were held this evening, though sporting events had occurred earlier in the day, with several football matches even occurring yesterday, and featured the Māori and their traditions. Keith Urban, the biggest musician in recent years out of the Commonwealth, headlined the show. John Walker, the last New Zealander to win an individual Olympic gold medal prior to Doomsday, lit the Olympic basin to formally open the games.
September 15th, 2012: Meetings Over; Federation Declared; Duke of Halych Crowned: PEREHINSKE, Galician Federation - Following just over four months of talks, Galician politicians this afternoon announced that they have reformed their state somewhat, turning it into a Federation, giving the central government more authority. The Duke of Halych, head of one of the states of the Confederation, and his heirs, have also been given the position of Consul, in perpetuity, and crowned King of Galicia - a very honorary title, with no power in the Federation - by Vasyl Ivasiuk, Patriarch of Halych, head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, and the holder of the post of Prefect of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches, along with local Orthodox clergy.
September 7th, 2012: Earthquakes hit Southern China: HECHI, Guangxi - Reports are coming in from the north after a series of earthquakes hit the panhandle of Yunnan. At least 60 people are confirmed dead as their flimsy housing collapsed. Numbers would be higher but thankfully the majority of people were at work. Shaking was detected as far south as Hechi. The full extent of the damage is not yet known.
September 6th, 2012: Liberal Democratic Convention Closes; Vice Presidential Candidate Named: MARQUETTE, Superior - Keynote speaker Frederick Stonehouse, the Liberal Democratic candidate for governor of Marquette, after speaking this morning, nominated, with backing from Governor Cullen, Congressman Michael Lahti of Houghton for the lower half of the ticket. While several other names garnered votes, Lahti was confirmed relatively easily. Later this evening, Mayor Kivela and Congressman Wiig closed the convention, and wished all those present good luck with their campaigns.
September 3rd, 2012: Liberal Democratic Convention Opens: MARQUETTE, Superior - Mayor John Kivela and Congressman Steven Wiig, jointly hosting the convention this year, opened it this evening by introducing the candidate, Governor Frederick Cullen of Mackinaw, to those present. Governor Cullen gave a speech, calling for an end to the hypocrisy being "spouted" by the Conservative Party, and for a fresh start after three terms of corrupt rule, in addition to thanking the delegates for nominating him.
August 31st, 2012: North Germany announces Bedienung Nord Adler, plans to conquer all of the Schleswig-Holstein by Christmas Eve: HUSUM, North Germany - Chancellor Rainer Maaß of North Germany announced that the North German military will be launching an offensive to take over the remainder of Schleswig-Holstein as well as the destroyed city of Hamburg. The main reason behind the offensive is to secure the border with Prussia and to wipe out the road gangs plaguing the border towns. It is unknown if the rest of the Nordic Union will assist in the offensive.
August 31st, 2012: Plymouth drops claims to the Outer Lands: PLYMOUTH, Plymouth - Media Sources have announced that the Commonwealth of Plymouth has dropped its claim to the Cape Cod portion of the Outer Lands. President Stankiewicz stated that "to claim part of a country based on archaic boundaries from centuries ago is pointless. We hope we can better improve our relations with the Outer Lands in the near future".
August 30th, 2012: Conservative Vice Presidential Candidate Declared; Convention Closed: CRYSTAL FALLS, Superior - After the heated horse-trading of yesterday evening, the vice-presidential voting this afternoon went by easily. Indicating the reason for the late endorsement yesterday, Kelleher nominated Congressman Dan Meyer - a close ally of "kingmaker" Huuki - for the lower half of the ticket. At the same time, supporters of Weston's nominated Senator Pettalia for the role - indicating the reason for that endorsement, as well. Congressman Meyer was easily nominated on the first ballot.
Afterwards, Governor Seratti called the convention to a close, and wished the newly-nominated pair luck in the election, calling for the nation to "put the past behind us."
August 29th, 2012: Conservative Presidential Candidate Declared: CRYSTAL FALLS, Superior - Following five rounds of voting, ex-Senator Kelleher emerged as the presidential nominee of the Conservative Party this evening. However, contrary to expectations, it was not Senator Pettalia that was the kingmaker. After the first ballot, delegates of the various candidates had moved to those that their candidate had endorsed following their withdrawals from the primaries, leaving those belonging to Pettalia and Congressman Huuki on the sidelines - along with those delegates who had been pledged to Senate Majority Leader Tom Casperson.
On the next ballot, Casperson's delegates, being from Chippewa, went over to Kelleher, likely with permission from Casperson, giving Kelleher a total just short of victory. Yet, on the next ballot, Pettalia endorsed the Vice-President, continuing the stalemate, with both men just barely short of the needed total. Huuki, however, endorsed Kelleher on the next, and final ballot - giving him victory.
August 27th, 2012: Conservative Convention Opens: CRYSTAL FALLS, Superior - This evening saw Governor Lorraine Seratti, of the state of Iron, and this year's host, open what will without question be a very divided convention. No candidate managed to get enough votes to clinch the nomination during the primaries, and while ex-Senator Kelleher does have a larger number of delegates supporting his candidacy, Vice President Weston is not far behind him, and has won more primaries overall. One of the two is likely to be the winner of the nomination. The keynote speaker, Senator Pettalia of Mackinaw, is likely to play the role of "kingmaker" this time around.
August 25th, 2012: Meeting contents announced: BUKHARA, Emirate of Bukhara - Today, a month after the meeting between the three nations was convoked; the results of the meeting in Bukhara were published. The meeting voted in favour of having the Bukhori military and the Kazakh guard join together in a movement to add territory to the Khanate. They have also voted in favour of adding Konye-Urgench and surrounding areas to the Khanate of Khiva if possible.
August 18th, 2012: Coronation Anniversary: VISALIA, San Joaquin - Today marked the seventeenth anniversary of the ascension of King Devin to the throne. A feast, shared with the people, combined with fireworks, was enjoyed by all.
August 14th, 2012: Oregon Free State accepted into the United States SALEM, Oregon - Word has reached the capital of the Oregon Free State that the United States Congress has accepted Oregon into the Union as the 12th state. After several months of discussions, President (now Governor) Grant Cole of Oregon stated it was the best course of action to rejoin such a "glorious nation" and that the new relationship would be of mutual advantage. There are still some issues that need be discussed, such as how the United States will continue to uphold Beaverton Compact and the State Governments claims to other areas of former Oregon.
August 10th, 2012: Maltese Parliamentary Elections: VALLETTA, Malta - Elections for Parliament in Malta today saw the two-term government of Labor Prime Minister Joseph Muscat narrowly fall to the Nationalist Party of Lawrence Gonzi, who now holds a majority of three seats, thirty-six to thirty-three. Once again, however, no other parties managed to come close to winning seats.
August 10th, 2012: Polesian Elections: FASTIV, Polesia - Today saw elections in the Ukrainian nation of Polesia. Prime Minister Nikolaenko won, as expected, a majority, though in the process lost a dozen seats to an offshoot of his own party under former Minister of Justice Alexander Nikityuk. The issue of federalizing the Republic to some degree, as some have championed - including Nikityuk - is likely the cause for this.
August 7th, 2012: Conservatives Lose Their Parliamentary Majority WOODBRIDGE, Woodbridge - The result of the by-election that took place because of Defense Secretary Stephen Bracey quitting parliament after his conviction on charges of corruption and arms dealing was announced this morning. Labour won an overwhelming victory and the Conservatives were pushed into third place by the Veteran's Party. This result means that Woodbridge now has a hung parliament and the Conservatives do not have a parliamentary majority for the first time since the country was returned to civilian rule in 2001.
August 5th 2012: HM Barker-McCardle Turns Down Celtic Aid Package CHELMSFORD, Essex - In a controversial move, High Minister Jim Barker-McCardle today turned down an offer for assistance from the Celtic Alliance in dealing with the White Death, and instead opted to accept aid solely from fellow members of the OBN. Woodbridge is reportedly closing its border but has agreed to allow aid shipments in via the A12 to Colchester, at which point they will be locally distributed. Barker-McCardle's snubbing of the Celtic offer has drawn fire from politicians such as Bob Russell, who claim that Celtic aid 'is the best form of aid' and that Barker-McCardle is putting 'anti-Celtic sentiment' ahead of a genuine concern for the nation's well-being.
August 3rd, 2012: Twenty-Three Dead in Dale Farm Standoff: DALE FARM, Essex - A huge battle between travelers and local police forces began at the autonomous traveler enclave at Dale Farm, near Southend. Travelers attempted to flee Southend via the now-closed Southend Arterial Road, in the process breaking the newly-set quarantine in Southend. What began as a single isolated fistfight in the early hours of this morning soon turned into a violent conflict claiming 23 lives and injuring over 100. Many travelers have been refused access to hospitals on account of 'guilt' and the prospect of spreading the White Death, leading to a continuing stand-off.
In response to the violence and the spread of the White Death, HM Barker-McCardle has ordered all troops to readiness and is establishing quarantine lines. Total dead from the outbreak is now 638 with at least 1,500 infected.
July 28th, 2012: Florida Included in Trilateral Negotiations with USAR and United States: CHARLOTTE AMALIE, United States Atlantic Remnant: It has been announced that the Republic of Florida has been included in the ongoing negotiations between the USAR and the United States regarding a potential unification. Given Florida's close relationship with the Caribbean-based American Remnant, this could potentially mean Florida reunifying with the United States to some extent.
July 25th, 2012: Meeting called between Bukhara, Khiva and the Kazakh Khanate: BUKHARA, Emirate of Bukhara - Today the leaders of Bukhara, Khiva and the Kazakh Khanate have agreed to meet and discuss several topics in the Emirate of Bukhara's capital, Bukhara. The main topic to be discussed is further expansion of territories as well as the organization of a military.
July 25th, 2012: Southern England closes border: ESSAXON-SOUTHERN ENGLISH BORDER, Kent - Following the widespread outbreak of disease in Kent and growing unrest near the Essex-Southern England border, Southern England has closed its eastern border checkpoints and re-inforced them with additional troops, along with beginning coastal patrols near the Dungeness Spit.
July 24th, 2012: Tunisian Elections: TUNIS, Tunisia: Today marked the first elections of any kind to occur in Tunisia in more than thirty years. As expected, Prime Minister Amamou's "Swords for Tunisia" party coasted to an easy victory, gaining eighty-five of the one hundred and fourteen seats in the National Assembly. They are expected to spend the coming months writing a new constitution for the state.
July 23rd, 2012: USAR officially recognizes the United States: CHARLOTTE AMALIE, United States Atlantic Remnant - Today the Caribbean-based United States Atlantic Remnant officially recognized the Torrington, Wyoming-based United States as the legitimate successor government. This is a major move as it resembles not only the growing influence of the new United States, but its relationship within its former territories. The USAR has not yet received statehood, in contrast to the results of the November 2011 elections, but talks are under way that would officially unite the two governments under special conditions. There are confirmed plans of providing a single American citizenship for those in both the Atlantic Remnant and the US.
July 22nd, 2012: Coiba Island annexed into Colombia, Troops Approach: COIBA ISLAND, Colombia - Today, the Colombian Senate has approved the annexation of Coiba Island (occupied January 31) into Panama as a Military District, and the Court has deemed the Military District constitutional. After this decision was made public, Colombian troops in Chepo embarked so to rebuild the penal colony into a military complex (while attempting to preserve the environment over demands by both the Green and the Democratic Alternative parties). This might be an attempt at beginning annexation of West Panama, although no official declaration has been made on the subject.
July 18th, 2012: Keene joins United Communities NIAGARA FALLS, Niagara Falls: The city-state of Keene was admitted as a full member into the Great Lakes-based United Communities today. Following the Saguenay War, Keene was one of several states to apply for membership.
July 16th, 2012: New Commissioner Named: FORT SMITH, Northwest Alliance: The term of Steve Kotchea, Chief of the Acho Dene Koe First Nation, as Commissioner of the Alliance expired today. Chief Allan Adam, of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation, has been named his replacement, and will serve in the office until July of 2016.
July 16th, 2012: Toledo military sent in to quell unrest in North Pennsylvania FRANKLIN, North Pennsylvania: The Toledo Confederation has responded to earlier requests from Northern Pennsylvania for military assistance in repairing the widespread damage caused by the April flooding in Warren, which left several hundred dead. While Northern Pennsylvania's army initially responded effectively, its southern and western borders became weakened following several raiding parties sacking settlements, spreading the forces thinner. After dangerous signs of public order coming apart at the seams, North Penn petitioned for help in June.
July 9th, 2012: Socialist Candidates Formally Declared; Convention Closes: SAULT STE. MARIE, Superior - In votes this evening - the results already determined elsewhere - members of the Socialist Party formally nominated Governor Martin of Chippewa for the Presidency, and Senator Prusi of Marquette for the Vice-Presidency.
After the pair had both given speeches, Congressman Denley, in his role as host, struck the convention, wishing the party faithful good luck, and good health.
July 6th, 2012: Socialist Convention Opens: SAULT STE. MARIE, Superior - Congressman Peter Denley, the host of the convention for this go-around, opened the Socialist Party convention this afternoon, with a rousing speech. The 2000 vice-presidential candidate attacked the Conservatives for their implication in recent scandals, and referred to the Liberal Democrats as "inept." A day of speeches will follow, headed up by the keynote speaker, union leader and congressional candidate Mike Taffarel of Sault Ste. Marie, with Governor Martin and Senator Prusi, already the presumptive nominees, being formally nominated for the presidential ticket the next day.
July 4th, 2012: New States Admitted: STOWE, Superior - The territories of Kewaunee, Manitoulin, and Voyageur were formally admitted to the republic as states today. Their first representatives to Congress will be elected in elections this November. Until that time, their former territorial representatives will act in such a manner on their behalf. The former territorial governors will remain in their offices for the same duration, and will seek office in November as state governors as well.
July 3rd, 2012: Bracey and Rhodes sentenced: WOODBRIDGE, Woodbridge: In the aftermath of The Ipswich Incident evidence came to light that Defence Secretary Stephen Bracey and Colonel Joseph Rhodes, commanding officer of the 8th Battalion of the Woodbridge had connections with organised crime which had led to some armaments from the 8th Battalion ending up in the possession of the People's Army of Ipswich. Public inquiries were set up into the allegations last year which in turn led to criminal proceedings being bought against both men. This morning the judge at the trial announced that both men would serve a sentence of 15 years hard labour.
June 30th, 2012: New Party formed BAYREUTH, Franconian Confederation - Peter Meyer, leader of the activist group known as the Bayreuth League, announced today that his organization was founding, as had been expected, a political party to compete in October's elections. The group advocates further unifying the Confederation, and naming Georg I of Prussia the monarch of the region. The announcement is thought to have been carefully timed to mark the Prussian loss of the region, at the hands of the French, to Bavaria in 1810.
June 29th, 2012: President Juhász Gets Four More Years DEBRECEN, Partium - By secret ballot, incumbent President Juhász, of the Partian Socialist Party, was re-elected to another term today by the Partian Diet over Halasz Janos of the Liberal Party. This was a mild surprise, given the victory of the Liberal Party in the Parliamentary elections last month, but is thought to have been a result of his leadership in the recently-concluded war and the securing of more of their claimed territory.
June 26th, 2012: Sham Elections in Nakhchivan NAKHCHIVAN CITY, Nakhchivan - Despite all evidence to the contrary, the Nakhchivan government held its "free" elections today. As expected, all seats in Parliament went to the Nakhchivan Party of Prime Minister Nasibova. Within minutes of the result being announced, it was followed by an announcement that President Talibov had been re-elected to his post by the un-assembled Parliament.
June 25th, 2012: East Panama officially annexed: CHEPO, East District of Panama - Today, the Colombian Congress has finally divulged their decision about the earlier vote concerning the annexation of East Panama. With the majority of Congress in favour of the move, East Panama will be subject to a referendum from the Colombian-controlled regions in early September, and, in late October, a general meeting with the local militias. If all goes in favour of Colombian annexation, the District will be annexed in December 31, 2012 as the Autonomous Region of Panama.
June 21st, 2012: Colombian Occupation Continues: CHEPO, East District of Panama - After almost three months of apparent inactivity, Colombia has been able to successfully finish negotiations with yet another warlord group. With what might be considered a majority of East Panameño territory, including connections between Chepo and Portobelo, under Colombian government, the first bill in favour of officially annexing East Panama and establishing a civil government has gone into possible voting by the Colombian Congress.
June 15th, 2012: Territorial Review Concludes: STOWE, Superior - This afternoon, the joint Congressional Committee in charge of the Territorial Review adjourned itself after coming to its conclusions. Three territories - Kewaunee, Manitoulin, and Voyageur - will be formally admitted as states on July 4th. A fourth, Agawa, had been thought to be qualified to be admitted as well, but was rejected for some reason - rumor holds that it involved a need for its port facilities to be improved.
June 14th, 2012: Guangxi and Gansu trade deal: HECHI, Guangxi - Officials in Guangxi announce the signing of a trade deal between Gansu and Guangxi. Gansu will trade minerals in return for Guangxi's surplus rice. This immediately has military officials within Guangxi looking to secure the areas through which this trade route will lie, with portions of the Expeditionary Corps sent to Sichuan.
June 4th, 2012: Prusi Withdraws; Socialist Nominees Determined: MARQUETTE, Superior - Following the announcement, as expected, of Governor Martin's victory in the Chippewa primary today, and that the margin of victory was large enough to clinch him the nomination, Senator Prusi announced his concession in an evening press conference. As a result of these two events, Governor Martin has been named the presidential nominee of the Socialist Party.
And, as per agreements made in 2008, in the dispute over the vice-presidential nomination, Senator Prusi has been named to the lower half of the ticket.
May 24th, 2012: Parliamentary Elections: DEBRECEN, Partium - Elections today saw the governing Socialist Party of Prime Minister István Ujhelyi lose its hold on the Diet to the Liberal Party, under former Prime Minister István Jakab, who once again will become Prime Minister. It is expected that this will mean that President Juhász will not be nominated by the Diet for another term, and be replaced by a member of the Liberal Party. And, in a disturbing trend, the far-right Hungarist Movement gained another three seats in the 41 member Diet.
May 23rd, 2012: Dissolution of Serbia: HASKOVO, Rhodope - After the surrender of the remnants of the Serbian government yesterday, and following one last meeting last night, allied representatives announced this morning that they would be dissolving the Serbian state, each taking their territorial claims out of that state. Macedonia, given the claims of their monarch to the Serbian throne, will receive the lion's share, to do as they wish.
May 22nd, 2012: Lindberg Withdraws; Liberal Democratic Nominee Determined: MARQUETTE, Superior - Following a major victory for Governor Cullen in the Delta primary yesterday, Senator Lindberg held a press conference in Marquette today. He announced his withdrawal from the nomination race, saying that he had no chance of even taking it to the convention, given polling from the remaining primaries being heavily in favor of Governor Cullen. However, he declined to make an endorsement of Cullen, saying he would "hold off until the convention."
This now means that Governor Fredrick Cullen of Mackinaw will be the Liberal Democratic nominee for president of the republic.
May 22nd, 2012: Serbian Surrender: KRAGUJEVAC, Serbia - Following the reported death of the Serbian President Delić just before midnight last night, and the suicide of the Prime Minister Stakić in the wee hours of this morning, Defense Minister Dragan Marković today surrendered the remnants of the Serbian government to allied representatives just outside of the Serbian capital. Most elements of the Serbian military surrendered, with only those in Fort Vrmac ignoring the call. With permission from the Serbian government, Albanian troops launched napalm into the castle - most of those inside made it out alive.
May 20th, 2012: Military Riots in the Srpska Bosna: BANJA LUKA, Serbia - Reports indicate that large-scale riots have in the Serbian military over the general situation, and revolts in the local population, have erupted throughout the Srpska Bosna. Bosnian forces are likely to take advantage of the situation.
May 20th, 2012: Link-Up: DEBRECEN, Partium - Representatives of the Partian government announced this morning that forward elements of their right flank have met up with Bosnian units inside Serbian territory at the town of Ravnje.
May 19th, 2012: Territorial Review Begins: STOWE, Superior - Today marks the start of the 2012 Territorial Review. The Agawa, Kewaunee, Manitoulin, and Voyageur territories are considered the best candidates to join the union this time around.
May 19th, 2012: Fall of Pirot: SMOLYAN, Rhodope - At a press conference late this afternoon, President Yanev announced to the world that an hour earlier, the last Serbian troops holding out in the city of Pirot had been killed in an artillery barrage on the building that they were holding out in - the main hospital. Construction will start on a new hospital as soon as the rubble is cleared from the sections destroyed in the fighting - to go along with a rebuilding of the city, already under way before fighting has even ended.
May 18th, 2012: Lahti Withdraws: HOUGHTON, Superior - Congressman Lahti, following a horrid performance in the Iron primary yesterday, and several poor performances in the weeks prior, announced on today that he, too, was withdrawing from the race. He had been under pressure to withdraw for a while by the party, which wanted its contest to be over as soon as possible, so that they could turn their attention to the extremely divided Conservatives, who now need to go to their convention to decide their candidate. He endorsed Governor Cullen for the nomination.
May 18th, 2012: Kragujevac Surrounded: KRAGUJEVAC, Serbia - Allied representatives at their headquarters near the Serbian capital confirmed that they finished surrounding the city this afternoon, as Transylvanian troops coming from the north seized the town of Divostin to the west of the capital. Macedonian forces had already taken areas to its south, with Rhodopian troops supporting their right flank.
May 17th, 2012: Croatia Reached: SKOPJE, Macedonia - Government representatives announced at a press conference this afternoon that early this morning, Allied troops advancing out of western Macedonia secured the main Serbian border crossing into Croatia at the town of Nevesinje. This is expected to aid Allied supply lines, and make the supply situation more difficult for the Serbian government.
May 17th, 2012: Link-Up: SARAJEVO, Bosnia - Bosnian officials, outside of the damaged presidential palace, announced this afternoon that Bosnian soldiers have met up with Macedonian troops in western Serbia, just east of the Bosnian town of Goražde.
May 16th, 2012: Pettalia Withdraws: MACKINAW CITY, Superior - Today Senator Pettalia of Mackinaw announced his withdrawal from the race for the Conservative nomination, at a surprise press conference. It had been thought he would continue up until the convention in August, since no candidate can possibly secure the nomination before then at this point. However, rumors have indicated that he has a shortage of funds, and his very poor showing in yesterday's primary is thought to be indicative of this, and a low level of support. The Senator declined to make any endorsements, saying that he would "talk about it at the convention."
May 16th, 2012: Trebinje Secured: ELBASAN, Albania - In a rare public announcement, Albanian president Sali Berisha announced this morning that Allied troops had expelled the last Serbian soldiers from the city of Trebinje. He also indicated that the Serbs would "pay for their treachery" and "regret their slaughter of innocents."
May 16th, 2012: Capture of Kraljevo: SKOPJE, Macedonia - Assembly President Gjorge Ivanov announced to the National Assembly this afternoon that he had just received word that the main Serbian air base, just outside of the city of Kraljevo, along with the city itself, had been occupied by Macedonian forces, along with much of the surviving planes belonging to that organization. The capture should halt the vast majority of Serbian attacks from the air on Allied troops.
May 14th, 2012: Pressed Surrender: KUKES, Macedonia - Following the success of the recapture of Prizren two days ago, another large body of Serbian troops were forced to surrender today. Having been pursued southwest from Prizren, they were forced to positions opposite the Drin River from the city of Kukës, where Serbian forces had been halted by the river for almost three months. After initially refusing to surrender, the massed Serbian troops were then fired upon by near-direct artillery fire from batteries stationed in Kukës. Reports indicate that the bombardment lasted an hour before a white flag was raised, and the units surrendered.
May 12th 2012: Anniversary of the Pope's Election: VATICAN, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Functionaries at the Vatican, and throughout the city of Rio de Janeiro, today marked the thirteenth anniversary of Pope Anthony's election to the Papacy. As in the past, the Pope himself declined to celebrate, considering it too extravagant.
May 12th, 2012: Fall of Kotor: ELBASAN, Albania - General Zyber Dushku, head of the Albanian Army, announced in the Albanian capital today that Albanian forces secured the last few neighborhoods of the Serbian city of Kotor early this morning, following several days where resistance was very minimal. He also indicated that much of the garrison from the city appeared to have relocated itself to an old fortress to the west of the city.
May 12th, 2012: Prizren Retaken: SKOPJE, Macedonia - Government representatives confirmed reports this afternoon that following two days of hard fighting, troops had retaken the occupied city of Prizren late this morning.
May 11th, 2012: Fall of Novi Sad: DEBRECEN, Partium - Appearing in front of cheering crowds, President Juhász announced that after weeks of working their way to the city, along with five days of besieging and assaulting the city, Partian forces - with assistance from Transylvania - had ended the last organized resistance inside the city, though some isolated Serbian troops seemed to still be shooting. He called the taking of the city a "great victory for Hungarians."
May 11th, 2012: Serbians Surprised: SKOPJE, Macedonia - Macedonian Chief of Staff Miroslav Stojanovski announced this evening that a large number of Serbian troops had been forced to surrender northwest of the Serbian city of Peć, after having been trapped yesterday morning. Being pursued by Macedonian troops already, they had ran into entrenched Macedonian troops moving up from the Albanian Front, and then trapped between the two forces, exhausted. He hinted that all of these troops had continued to the northwest, into Montenegro.
May 10th, 2012: Capture of Smederevo: CLUJ-NAPOCA, Transylvania - Reports out of the Transylvanian capital today indicate that Transylvanian armored units, after engineers finished repairing the bridge at Kovin, captured the city of Smederevo. They now have a near-direct route to the Serbian capital. Small elements have also turned to the west, aiming to meet up with allied troops somewhere to the southwest of the Belgrade crater.
May 10th, 2012: Capture of Negotin; Allies Meet-up: NEGOTIN, Serbia - Reports from the front lines indicate that late this morning, Rhodopian soldiers occupied the small city of Negotin. At about the same time, they met up with Macedonian soldiers near the city of Zajecar. And just before dark, moving north from Negotin, they met up with forward elements of the Transylvanian Army. The allied troops are likely to head in the direction of the Serbian capital in the morning.
May 9th, 2012: Revolts East of Sarajevo: SARAJEVO, Bosnia - Bosnian military intelligence has indicated that ethnic Bosnians east of the Bosnian capital, inside Serbia itself, have begun to revolt. Apparently, they have heard of actions in and around Brcko, and joined the cause. That Macedonian and Bosnian troops are moving in their direction is not hurting, either.
May 7th, 2012: Fall of Brcko: BRCKO, Serbia - Following the start of a rebellion in the area two days earlier, Reporters at the front lines have confirmed that Bosnian soldiers have joined the rebels, and occupied the city of Brcko. Serbian troops in the rest of the Srpska Bosna are now cut off from the rest of Serbia.
May 7th, 2012: Northern Offensive: SMOLYAN, Rhodope - Officials announced this morning the start of a new offensive, this time in the north, using forces re-deployed following the rooting out of the rebel cell causing trouble in Belogradchik. It will likely meet up with allied forces quite quickly.
May 7th, 2012: Negotiations Begin PEREHINSKE, Galicia - Leaders of the Galician Confederation today met up in the capital today to start discussions about centralizing the confederation. They are expected to be at it, on and off, for the next few months.
May 5th, 2012: Revolt in Brcko: BRCKO, Serbia - Indications out of the Brcko District of the Srpska Bosna area of Serbia emerged today that the local population has begun a rebellion against Serbian forces. Bosnian soldiers have begun to move to intervene.
May 5th, 2012: Capture of Cetinje: SKOPJE, Macedonia - In a very grandiose announcement early this afternoon, King Alexander announced that the former Montenegrin capital of Cetinje, and where the Montenegrin kings resided, had been captured by Macedonian forces. Included in the announcement were promises to restore what he referred to as "his palace" to its rightful glory, and a reminder that he is the rightful ruler of Montenegro, through his great-grandmother.
May 5th, 2012: River Crossing: CLUJ-NAPOCA, Transylvania - President Cernea announced this afternoon that Transylvanian forces landed across the Danube once again, early this morning, east of where they landed ten days ago. Apparently surprising the Serbians, this assault, combined with an attack from those forces that landed to the west, has shoved them back, putting them to flight.
May 5th, 2012: Nis Declared an Open City; Captured by Macedonia: NIS, Serbia - Mayor Zoran Perišić of Nis declared his city to be "open" this morning, fearing bloodshed, after Macedonian armor cut off the main roads last night, and infantry entered the southern suburbs this morning. Serbian troops, aside from a few holdouts, had vacated the area by mid-afternoon, with Macedonian forces replacing them.
May 5th, 2012: Guangxi at peace again: HECHI, Guangxi - Guangxi reports that they have taken the terrorist held port of Fangchenggang after an 11 day siege. With the remaining bandits and terrorists fleeing east, Guangxi has decided not to give chase, fearing a potential diplomatic crisis with Macau. Guangxinese representatives have reached the ANZC and the LoN and two more are expected in SAC on Monday. Guangxi wishes to apply for the LoN immediately and to also reequip its army and build a navy and air force.
May 4th, 2012: Crown Prince's Birthday: AROLSEN, Waldeck-Hesse - Crown Prince Friedrich Moritz marked his twenty-fifth birthday today, amidst the festivities around the championship game of the WBL, pitting the Warburg Flowers against the Fritzlar Wheels at the Josias Dome in Arolsen. The Flowers would prove victorious.
May 4th, 2012: Podgorica Declared an Open City; Occupied by Allied Troops: PODGORICA, Serbia - Mayor Miomir Mugoša declared the city of Podgorica to be an open city this morning. He said that he regretted his decision, but wanted to avoid his city being destroyed by urban warfare. Allied troops occupied the city by early evening.
May 4th, 2012: Pančevo Secured: SECANJ, Serbia - General Savu, speaking to reporters in his new field headquarters at Sečanj, announced that his troops, following significant delaying actions by Serbian forces, have now moved past the city of Pančevo, securing it in the process.
May 3rd, 2012: Pirot Besieged, Meet-up with Macedonians: SMOLYAN, Rhodope - At a press conference outside of Army headquarters, Commander of the Army Yavor Mateev announced late this morning that the Rhodopian Army had surrounded the city of Pirot, and begun to work its way into the city. He also noted that they had met up with Macedonian forces to the northwest and southwest of that area.
May 2nd, 2012: Brown Withdraws: GORE BAY, Superior - Despite his large victory in the Manitoulin primary on April 26th, Representative Brown placed a very disappointing fourth in the Keweenaw Caucuses yesterday. After deliberating through the night, he announced today that he was leaving the race. He, however, declined to endorse anyone at this time, stating that he would endorse the overall winner of the primary season, whomever that may be, after Senator Lindberg or Governor Cullen either clinch the nomination, or the primary season ends, whichever comes first.
May 2nd, 2012: Rebels Hung: BELOGRADCHIK, Rhodope - Just before dawn this morning, Rhodopian soldiers raided three buildings inside the core of the city, capturing eight rebels. These rebels, over the last month, had been responsible for the killing or wounding of three dozen Rhodopian soldiers. After a quick trial in front of a military judge they all were - in something sure to draw criticism - hung just before midnight. With the problem ended, the town can be opened up again, and the soldiers involved freed for offensive duties.
May 2nd, 2012: Offensive: SEDLLAR, Macedonia - Reports from the front lines today are that Macedonian forces are moving southwest, out of the hills from Sedllar and Orlate. Prizren is likely the objective - and given movements further west, it seems quite possible Serbian units will end up surrounded.
May 1st, 2012: New Doge Named GENOA, Genoa - As expected following successful negotiations to establish a new governing coalition on the council, Prince Amedeo, Duke of Aosta, of the Monarchist Alliance, was named Doge of the Republic by the government today.
May 1st, 2012: New Offensive: LIPJAN, Macedonia - At an early-morning press conference at his headquarters, General Pavlov announced this morning that his forces had begun moving northwards once again. Observers of the troop movements themselves noted that they were avoiding Pristina itself - apparently, the Macedonian Command Staff is wanting to avoid the massive casualties taking over the city would require, and desires to merely surround it as they head north.
May 1st, 2012: Capture of Leskovac: SKOPJE, Macedonia - Reports from the front lines today indicate that after working their way through the mountains for a little more than a week, Macedonian soldiers today captured the city of Leskovac. The territory in front of them now should be more receptive to advances, being more open.
April 30th, 2012: Fall of Babici: SARAJEVO, Bosnia - In their first move into enemy territory, starting two days ago, Bosnian soldiers today captured the Serbian town of Babici, giving them clearer lines of supply into Croatia.
April 30th, 2012: Fall of Zrenjanin: CLUJ-NAPOCA, Transylvania - Prime Minister Mona Muscă announced this evening that following five days of fighting, Transylvanian forces expelled the last Serbian troops from the city of Zrenjanin
April 30th, 2012: Passes Seized: SKOPJE, Macedonia - Government spokesmen announced this morning that their recent offensive, while halting just before the large city of Pristina to regroup, today seized the passes just west of it at the towns of Sedlar and Orlate.
April 27th, 2012: Fall of Temerin: DEBRECEN, Partium - Reports out of Partium indicate that the Partian Army today, after grueling warfare, captured the city of Temerin. They are now twelve miles from the city of Novi Sad, though resistance is increasingly rapidly - the Serbians appear to be forcing the adult residents of the city to the front lines.
April 26th, 2012: National Republican Candidates Announced: GREEN BAY, Superior - Following the a vote taken yesterday evening following their keynote address by Eagle River mayor Jeffrey Hyslop, the National Republicans this morning announced the winner - Congressman Dan Benishek, from the state of Iron, by a surprisingly large four percent, and with an equally surprisingly slim outright majority of the votes. In the afternoon, the vice-presidential vote was held, and announced later that evening. Unsurprisingly, local Commissioner Lasee won handily, with three hundred more votes than the runner-up.
April 26th, 2012: Towns Surrender: TIMISOARA, Transylvania - General Savu announced this morning that his forces had forced the surrender of Serbian troops that had been trapped in the towns of Senta and Torak. He also indicated that over the next few days, his headquarters will be moving closer to the front lines.
April 26th, 2012: Guangxi sieges ports: HECHI, Guangxi - Macaunese representatives within Guangxi report that the Guangxinese army has reached the coast. Heavy fighting is reported in Fangchenggang whilst Beihai has already capitulated to the Guangxinese. Construction equipment from Hechi and Gulin is already being brought south. Guangxi also announced to launch of a diplomatic expedition to reach the former PRC which is known to be located in Shaanxi and a parallel exploration team is setting out with them for the areas of East Hubei and South Henan. The Guangxinese government has also sent off a small group of ships to the ANZC in order to establish proper relations with the Commonwealth and possibly enter the LoN.
April 25th, 2012: River Crossing: CLUJ-NAPOCA, Transylvania - Reports of a landing opposite the Danube from the Transylvania city of Orșova by Transylvania forces, assisted by elements of the Rhodopian river fleet, were confirmed this afternoon by Rhodopian ambassador Elin Andreev. He, however, stressed that while they now held territory opposite the city, the Serbs on the other bank had managed to halt the assault about two miles into Serbian territory.
April 24th, 2012: Reclamation of Ferizaj: VAROSH, Macedonia - Calling a hurried press conference as the headquarters company prepared to move further north behind the front lines, General Vladimir Pavlov, the man in charge of this sector of the front lines, announced that a pocket of Serbian troops holding down parts of the city of Ferizaj, surrendered this morning. They had been surrounded for the last three days.
April 23rd, 2012: National Republican Convention Opens: GREEN BAY, Superior - Today marked the opening of the National Republican Party's convention in Green Bay - the first party convention of the year. Two days of speeches are scheduled to take place, with voting for the presidential nomination, and the vice-presidential nomination, are scheduled to take place on the 25th and 26th, respectively.
April 23rd, 2012: Bar Surrenders: BAR, Serbia - Reporters embedded at the front lines reported this evening that the garrison in the city of Bar surrendered earlier this afternoon, after days of shelling and the destruction of its shore guns. Several vessels belonging to the Serbian Navy tried to get away, but were forced to surrender.
April 23rd, 2012: Towns Surrounded: TIMISOARA, Transylvania - Speaking inside of his headquarters in the city of Timişoara, General Mircea Savu, in charge of offensive operations in the north, announced today that troops under his command had surrounded the majority of two Serbian brigades in the towns of Senta and Torak.
April 23rd, 2012: Guangxi resumes the push to the sea: HECHI, Guangxi - Macaunese representatives within Guangxi report that the Guangxinese army is again on the move. The main Guangxi army is moving south rapidly with fighting already reported along Guangxi's new border. Guangxi's Ministers of Exploration and Defense made an official announcement on the attack a few minutes ago reporting that the change in plan was the result of the capture and successful questioning of an enemy spy. All reports so far show Guangxi is ripping through the ranks of disorganized and disjointed counter-attackers. There are also unconfirmed reports of entire sections of the bandit army surrendering to the Guangxi military. At the current rate of movement, the army is expected to reach the coast in three days.
April 21st, 2012: Offensive: FERDINAND, Rhodope - Reporters embedded with the Rhodopian Army reported today that Rhodopian forces based out of Ferdinand Army Base, along with troops in the city of Caribrod, launched a major offensive against Serbian forces. Their objective is likely the city of Pirot.
April 20th, 2012: Attack: VAROSH, Macedonia - Local military commanders held a press conference inside of their headquarters on this front, in Varosh, late this afternoon. They announced that a new attack had been launched just before dawn that morning, and that just before they called the conference, their armor had broken through Serbian lines into the farmland beyond.
April 18th, 2012: Breakthrough; Sečanj and Kikinda Secured: CLUJ-NAPOCA, Transylvania - General Avram Catanici, the head of the Transylvanian military, announced at a press conference inside the Defense Ministry this morning that Transylvanian forces broke through Serbian lines. In doing so, they secured the cities of Kikinda and Sečanj.
April 17th, 2012: Fall of Vladičin Han: SKOPJE, Macedonia - Government officials indicated this afternoon that after significant delays, their forces captured the town of Vladičin Han, with Rhodopian aid on their right flank. The capture of this town, at the end of the main route into the region from Rhodope, is expected to ease the supply situation in the area.
April 16th, 2012: Alliance Assembly Opens: FORT SMITH, Northwest Alliance - Today marked the opening of a new session of the Alliance Assembly. As expected, Premier Hobart was easily reaffirmed to her position.
April 16th, 2012: Fall of Sombor: DEBRECEN, Partium - Representatives of the Partian government indicated this afternoon that the city of Sombor, in Northern Serbia, fell to Partian soldiers this morning, destroying much of the city center in the process.
April 16th, 2012: Countermove: BELOGRADCHIK, Rhodope - Representatives of the Rhodopian Army announced this afternoon that they had thrown Serbian forces back over the border, and took the town of Kobišnica. Investigations into those responsible for the shootings going on in the city are ongoing.
April 15th, 2012: Pocket Opened: SARAJEVO, Bosnia - Reports out of the Bosnian capital emerged today that their latest offensive, against weakened Serbian forces, has led to their troops meeting up with forces inside of the Tuzla Pocket at the village of Krivaja. Unlike their last puncture of Serbian lines, this is expected to hold - experts estimate that Serbian forces in the area, because of the need to ship forces to the Transylvanian border, are too thin on the ground to accomplish the feat.
April 15th, 2012: Counterattack: SKOPJE, Macedonia - Representatives of the Macedonian Army confirmed that Serbian units had attempted to launch a counterattack this morning, an attempt to capture the town of Gnjilane. The goal would have been to cut off a Macedonian spearhead further up the valley. The attack captured the town, and has more or less ground to halt just past that point.
April 15th, 2012: Encirclement of Bar: LEZHA, Macedonia - Representatives of the 1st Macedonian Navy Fleet announced this afternoon that their vessels had reached blockade positions near the city of Bar, surrounding the city in concert with Allied ground troops.
April 15th, 2012: Guangxi Takes "Bandit Capital": HECHI, Guangxi - Macaunese representatives within Guangxi report that the Guangxinese army has secured the areas around Chongzho and Yulin after nearly four weeks of fighting against the union of bandits and terrorists. It is revealed the "capital" of the bandits, Chongzuo, was captured late on April the 12th and their main city Yulin early this morning. The military is in the process of consolidating control over these lands with no further advances expected until late May; when Guangxi will launch the final push to the sea.
Heavy construction equipment is moving south to start to rebuild these cities and much of the infrastructure of the regions which has suffered wear and tear for almost 29 years giving crews much needed practice for the future reconstruction of the ports. Meanwhile the central government has issued free land grants in the newly occupied areas to encourage migration to the south. The ordinary citizens of the bandit controlled regions are receiving the largest pieces of land and also heavy government support to bring them in line with the rest of Guangxi's population in terms of education and general health.
April 14th, 2012: Dimitrovgrad Taken: SMOLYAN, Rhodope - President Yanev, in a major press conference, announced today the capture of the city of Dimitrovgrad - which he referred to by its Bulgarian name of Caribrod - from Serbian forces. The government considers this to be a major victory, as the Bulgarian government had long attempted to gain the city before Doomsday, though it is an admittedly minor city overall.
April 14th, 2012: New Currency: SPRINGBOK, New Union of South Africa - It has been announced today, that from this day forth, there will be a new and official currency for the New Union of South Africa. This is seen as a major step in helping ease trading problems and help all the participation nations' economies grow successfully. The new currency will be called the Union Rand.
Member nations of the NUSA see this as a big step in helping member nations ease economic problems and increase reliance on each other rather than other states in the area.
April 12th, 2012: Meyer Withdraws: BESSEMER, Superior - Despite the endorsement of Congressman Huuki last month, Congressman Meyer today announced his withdrawal from the race for the Conservative nomination. He had continued to do poorly, placing third or fourth in every primary, even with the endorsement. Following a last place finish in Baraga yesterday, he too, has announced his withdrawal from the race, saying that he needed to think of his family, and that while he wanted to continue to run, he had sat down with his family following the loss and they had made the decision to withdraw, just as they had made the decision together to run in the first place.
April 12th, 2012: Offensive: ULCINJ, Serbia - Reports today out of this area are that Allied forces have moved against Serbian lines once again. Other reports indicate that they are doing the same north of Shkodër, all in a new offensive.
April 11th, 2012: Council Elections GENOA, Genoa - Elections for the National Council were held today in the Republic of Genoa. The governing coalition of the Genovesi Socialist Party and the Ligurian Union lost a total of twelve seats between them, losing their majority in both the popularly elected spots on the council. They have, however, retained control of the government with backing from the centrist Christian Democracy party and the Monarchist Alliance party, giving their coalition forty out of the sixty seats. Of special note in this election was the victory of Prince Amedeo, Duke of Aosta - the claimant to the defunct Italian throne - in a constituency inside of the city of Savona, for the Monarchist Alliance.
April 11th, 2012: Macedonian Offensive: VRANJE, Macedonia - Reporters were shown, for the first time in months, the city of Vranje with the Macedonian flag flying over city hall once again, following a major breakthrough in Serbian lines this morning. The front has already moved eight miles beyond the city, a location it has not been since last fall - and Serbian forces have not come close to stopping the attack yet.
April 10th, 2012: Fall of Subotica: DEBRECEN, Partium - In a late morning address, President Juhász announced that the Serbian city of Subotica, following hard fighting, had fallen to Partian forces late this morning.
April 9th, 2012: Vrsac Secured: CLUJ-NAPOCA, Transylvania - President Cernea announced today that late last night, Transylvanian forces had forced the surrender of the last resisting Serbian troops inside of the city of Vrsac.
April 8th, 2012: Surrounded Serbians: SMOLYAN, Rhodope - Reports out of military headquarters today indicate that forces from the Treklyano garrison, after having fought off a Serbian attack yesterday and crossing the border, both managed to meet up with nearby Macedonian troops near the village of Božica, surrounded the two companies of Serbian troops that tried to attack them yesterday, and forced a surrender just before dusk.
April 7th, 2012: Serbian Attacks; Vidinite Uprising: BELOGRADCHIK, Rhodope - At a heavily-guarded press conference inside the local Rhodopian military headquarters, Rhodopian representatives admitted to both a Serbian crossing of the border in the north, near the Danube, and further south near Treklyano as well. Neither attack, however, has apparently had any success - the one near Treklyano was sent flying over the border, closely followed by Rhodopian soldiers , and the one further north only made it two miles, securing the abandoned settlement of Bregovo, before being halted.
Very sheepishly, they also admitted that a minor uprising had occurred near the river as well, and that a small number of rebels were shooting at soldiers inside of Belogradchik. They did, however, promise to have the threat eradicated rapidly.
April 6th, 2012: Declaration of War DEBRECEN, Partium - Standing alongside the Rhodopian and Transylvanian ambassadors, President Ferenc Juhász issued a statement this afternoon condemning the attacks in Smolyan, and issuing a declaration of war on Serbia.
April 6th, 2012: Declaration of War CLUJ-NAPOCA, Transylvania - At almost the same time as the Rhodopian declaration, the Transylvanian government released a statement in which they too issued a declaration of war on Serbia.
April 6th, 2012: Attacks in Smolyan, Declaration of War SMOLYAN, Rhodope - Vidnites, armed and financed by Serbian forces, today launched a series of attacks and bombings inside the Rhodopian capital of Smolyan, centered around the main square. Authorities believe that, since the largest attack was against a prison on the outskirts of town, the attacks inside the city were an attempt to cover a prison break. The attack on the prison failed to reach its goal, seemingly, because the prisoners held there had been moved out weeks before.
In response, the Rhodopian government, with obvious confirmation that the Serbians had been involved, issued a declaration of war upon that rogue state in late afternoon.
April 3rd, 2012: Massive Flood destroys Warren, North Pennsylvania FRANKLIN, North Pennsylvania - Reports of massive destruction across northwestern Pennsylvania, namely the city of Warren are being reported. The Kinzua Dam is reported to have suffered some sort of damage which has caused flooding throughout the Allegheny River, destroying much in its path. Being the second largest city in Northern Pennsylvania, as well as its industrial center widespread unrest has plagued the nation over the past day. So far several hundred people are declared missing, with no official casualty count being released, but the central government is to declare a state of emergency by April 5th.
April 2nd, 2012: Zenica Surrenders: SARAJEVO, Bosnia - The Bosnian government announced today that Serbian forces holed up inside of the city of Zenica surrendered to Bosnian troops early this afternoon, as Serbian efforts to relieve them have failed and they ran out of food. This is a major victory for the Islamic Republic, hopefully the first of many, and will increase morale.
March 30th, 2012: Koehn Withdraws: WASHBURN, Superior - Shortly after Congressman Tompkins withdrew his candidacy, a similar press conference was held in Bayfield Territory. Territorial Governor Koehn announced his withdrawal as well, endorsing Governor Martin, because he was "more green."
March 30th, 2012: Tompkins Withdraws: ESCANABA, Superior - Congressman Tompkins today withdrew from the Socialist primaries, following a very poor showing in the "Super Thursday" primaries. Despite winning in the states of Delta and Menominee, he failed to get significant support elsewhere. He endorsed Senator Prusi for the nomination, saying that he felt the Senator would be a good direction for the party to go in.
March 27th, 2012: Bosnian Offensive: SARAJEVO, Bosnia - Bosnian troops today, after having launched a series of small offensives, primarily designed to take pressure off of the Tuzla Pocket, surrounded a number of Serbian forces in the city of Zenica. It is a bit of a surprise.
March 26th, 2012: Orazietti Withdraws: SAULT STE. MARIE, Superior - Congressman Orazietti officially left the Liberal Democratic race today. Despite doing fairly well in several territorial primaries, he failed to make any real inroads elsewhere, only winning other delegates in the Luce primary. He endorsed Governor Cullen for the nomination.
March 23rd, 2012: New Territory Formed: ROSCOMMON, Superior - The Superioran Congress passed another bill into law today, establishing a new territory on the Lower Peninsula. Included in the bill was a provision naming the territory after Congressman James Whitney Dunn, from Delta, and one of the authors of the act which allowed the establishment of territories.
March 22nd, 2012: Ali Sa'id Sworn In: NEW CAIRO, Egypt - Prince Muhammed Ali Sa'id, son of the last King of Egypt, was formally sworn in as the new President of Egypt today. Abdul Mohammed Bayoumi was also sworn in as the new Vice-President. The pair will have a very tough task following in the footsteps of former president Kamal Ganzouri.
March 21st, 2012: Pregnancy announcement in the Kingdom of Cleveland MIDDLESBROUGH, Kingdom of Cleveland - The government of Cleveland and the Royal House of Percy were happy to announce today that Queen Zara is now expecting a baby girl. She is due to give birth in late July 2012. So far, the pregnancy is progressing normally and there are no signs of any malformations of the baby.
March 21st, 2012: Land Connection: SHKODER, Macedonia - Today, after months of being isolated from the rest of Macedonia, Shkodër is no longer on its own - advancing Allied soldiers finally forced the Serbian Army away from the city, restoring land access. It is a major victory.
March 20th, 2012: Gunagxi defeats organized bandit armies: HECHI, Guangxi - Macaunese representatives within Guangxi report that the Guangxinese army has secured the area around Nanning after a five day struggle against a union of bandits and terrorists who loosely control the unoccupied areas of Guangxi. The military will now focus on bringing down the bandit strongholds of Chongzuo and Yulin. They hope to control these important centres by the middle of April and seize the ports of Beihai and Fangchenggang by the end of June. If these plans are successful then Guangxi will finally hold some level of control over the entire province on which they originated from.
March 18th, 2012: Death of a King NUKU'ALOFA, Tonga - Today King George Tupou V of Tonga, the principle architect of the new League of Nations, passed away at a hospital in the Australian city of Brisbane, from leukemia which he had been fighting for the last six months. As he lacked a legitimate heir, his brother, Ahoʻeitu ʻUnuakiʻotonga Tukuʻaho, has risen to the throne, taking the regal name of Tupou VI.
March 17th, 2012: Indo-Siberian Treaty of Friendship: BOMBAY, UIP - Today is a historic day for the USSR and the UIP as the Indo-Siberian Treaty of Friendship was signed between the two nations. The two nations will now support each other in their quest to re-assimilate breakaway states and will increase trade with each other. Siberia will also aid the UIP in its efforts in India.
Both nations see this as a historic day and hope to continue to better their relations with each other to hopefully restore the level they were at before the events of Doomsday. The UIP also announced support for the Siberian campaign into China, stating that "the Siberians are helping to bring peace and order to a war stricken land."
March 16th, 2012: Gunagxi Announces "Drive to the Sea": HECHI, Guangxi - Macaunese representatives within Guangxi report that the Guangxinese government, after over a week of deliberation on the situation in Northern China, have decided to move forward the "Drive to the Sea", where Guangxi was to scout and establish a viable port in the South China Sea to communicate and trade internationally without Macaunese help. Evidence of this was large portions of the Guangxi military moving south.
Skirmishes have been reported in areas south of Nanning's ruins as the Guangxi military bears down on the armed bandits and terrorists that populate the areas between Guangxi and the coast. Guangxi also publicly condemned the attack on Imperial China, stating, "These communists never learn, their warmongering led us to the brink of total annihilation less than three decades ago. However, in this new world, where we can right the wrongs of the past, they are still living in the past."
March 13th, 2012: Forces from the Socialist Union start Operation Mars: SOVETSKAYA GAVAN, USSR- WCRB reports have been informed by the Socialist Union that the ground attack against Imperial China, named Operation Mars, had commenced today in the early morning hours, with spearheads heading both from Manchuria and Primorskaya Territory. Initial reports indicate that they have reached the loose border of Imperial China. Bombardment of tactical military targets is also still ongoing.
March 9th, 2012: Huuki Withdraws: HOUGHTON, Superior - After two weeks of disappointing results in the primaries, and only acquiring fourteen delegates since being victorious in his home primary in January, Congressman Huuki today announced his withdrawal from the race. He was never considered a threat to win, but has now added a significant addition to his resume should he run for higher office in the future. Congressman Meyer was on hand and received his endorsement.
March 9th, 2012: Birthday of the Landgrave: AROLSEN, Waldeck-Hesse - Today was the 76th birthday of Landgrave Wittekind. Celebrations were held in the capital, and the Landgrave formally opened the WFL season, closely followed by the first game of the season, between the Crowns and defending champion VfB Marburg.
March 8th, 2012: Surrender of Vukatanë: SKOPJE, Macedonia - Government representatives today announced that the town of Vukatanë, where four hundred Serbian troops were surrounded two days ago, surrendered today after running out of ammunition.
March 7th, 2012: Colombian occupation continues: CHEPO, East District of Panama: Today, Colombian troops have negotiated the legalisation of one of the largest guerrilla groups to have negotiated yet, the Colón People's Army, based in Chillboro. In response to increased Colombian control over the East District, the claimed governor of Panama territory has temporarily moved to the entirely Colombian-held Chepo as the "provisional capital of the East District of Panama".
March 7th, 2012: The PRC and Jiangsu sign historic treaty: TAIYUAN, PRC- Today the People's Republic of China and the People's Republic of Jiangsu held a conference in the PRC's capital, where they signed a trade agreement, as well as formalized the PRC's recognition of Jiangsu. At the conference they also discussed the current situation in China, with the PRC's leader condemning Siberian plans to invade Imperial China, stating that they were invading the PRC's lawfully claimed territory. Jiangsu's leadership refused to give a formal statement on the matter and stated that the conflict was not the country's concern.
March 7th, 2012: Forces from the Socialist Union start tactical bombardment of Imperial military installations: SOVETSKAYA GAVAN, USSR- WCRB sources inside the USSR's military have reported that tactical bombardment has commenced of targets within Imperial China, so as to open the way for ground troops to begin their campaign as quickly and efficiently as possible. Sources also claim that leaflets were dropped onto cities as well in Han Chinese, denouncing their government and urging their population to revolt against the government.
As of yet, troops are still amassing on the Siberian border and the date of the beginning of the ground attack remains unknown.
March 6th, 2012: Siberian train destroyed in bombings; The USSR mobilizes its troops: KAVALEROVO, USSR: Today, at 12:07 pm, on the railroad connecting Korea and Siberia, an explosion from an explosive device destroyed a train heading towards Korea, killing 137 people. The Socialist Union has condemned the attack, with Aman Tuleyev arriving in Kavalerovo, the capital of the Primorskaya Territory, to hold a speech.
He stated that this was a direct attack on the country from Imperial China, stating that several of the captured conspirators were either from the country or sympathizers of the monarchy. He also stated that the USSR had had enough of having an openly belligerent neighboring country and that he had ordered the mobilization of troops stationed in the Territory and in the Republic of Manchuria. He also said that bombing runs would begin first, to weaken the enemy, but that unlike their enemies, they would only target known military installations.
March 3rd, 2012: Siege Ended: SKOPJE, Macedonia - Reporters embedded with Allied troops indicate that a new offensive was launched near Shkodër today, airlifting soldiers to the town of Renc early this morning, while crossing the Drin east of Bahçallëk in small boats, using the small islands there as cover. By the end of the day, they had secured a passage from Renc to the Drin, putting several hundred Serbian troops in danger.
With this, access to the city of Shkodër has been restored, though only over the rivers in the area - land access remains blocked.
March 2nd, 2012: More Purchases, New Factory: BOMBAY, UIP: After another round of discussions with the USSR, the UIP has managed to swing another deal to buy 15 more Su-35s from them, as well as increase trade deals.
President Singh was also present today at the opening of a new factory in the western city of Ahmedabad. He gave a speech, saying that it "signaled the growing economic and industrial strength of the Union." The new factory will help to process coal.
March 1st, 2012: LoN committee in Haiti dissolved: PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti: Today, after more than two years of the League of Nations supervising relief and recovery efforts in Haiti, the committee it established was dissolved, leaving the Haitian government in full control over the still incoming help. This has been met with excitement in Haiti as it had been extremely unpopular, both with the people and the government of the country.
February 29th, 2012: Agreement Made; War Over: 30px NEW ATHENS, Greek Federation - Speaker Spiliotopoulos announced this afternoon that after several assaults over the last few days, the Despot of Muzaka, Ermal Kuqo, had agreed to surrender his small state fairly peacefully, in return for it joining the Greek Federation in some form. With the condition of it having to follow Greek laws, and to be under military administration for some time, the Greek government agreed, wanting to avoid more bloodshed, and losses of its own troops.
February 28th, 2012: Elections in Waldeck-Hesse: AROLSEN, Waldeck-Hesse - Elections were held today in the Landgraviate. As usual, however, they are merely a formality to elect the Crown Nationalists who won the party's nomination in each district.
February 26th, 2012: Passage Closed: SARAJEVO, Bosnia - As expected, though after a longer period than most had thought realistic, Serbian troops today closed off the passage into the Tuzla Pocket that the Bosnians opened earlier this month. Most soldiers in the pocket were brought out and replaced with fresh soldiers in this time period.
February 24th, 2012: Soldiers Halted: 30px NEW ATHENS, Greek Federation - Anonymous sources within the Defense Ministry indicated this afternoon that Greek forces had been halted at a pass south of the Muzakan capital, after having taken a week to fight their way there from the border of the Lordship.
February 20th, 2012: The PRC formally recognizes the People's Kingdom of Jiangsu: TAIYUAN, PRC: After more than 28 years, the PRC has announced a formal recognition of the government of Jiangsu, the first and only government to be recognized in all of China. This came after an especially troublesome winter and a realization that trade with the outside world was a necessity. The PRC leadership also extended an invitation to the King of Jiangsu to come to the nation's capital to formalize a treaty between them.
February 20th, 2012: Suspected raiders attack Taneytown: TANEYTOWN, Gettysburg: Suspected raiders operating out of unknown locations attacked Taneytown, South Gettysburg. Although no deaths were reported, the Taneytown Police Department reported that at two policemen and at least six civilians were injured in the attack. President William Troxell has ordered a formal investigation into the attack.
February 19th, 2012: Offensive Halted: KUKES, Macedonia - Reports from the front lines today indicate that Serbian forces were stopped dead in their tracks today, after their capture of Prizren three days ago, near the small city of Kukes. Retreating Macedonian troops crossed the only bridge in the area over the Drin, and blew it sky-high behind them, halting the attack.
February 19th, 2012: Referendum Conducted in Manchuria and Uyghuristan: KRASNOYARSK, USSR: Today, a referendum was held in both Uyghuristan and Manchuria regarding a proposal to merge the two into the Chinese Federative Socialist Republic. The idea had been in the works since Manchuria became a republic, due to the Chinese forming a sizeable minority in the country. Unsurprisingly, Uyghuristan rejected the offer by a wide margin, as 87% there voted no. What does surprise analysts, however, is that 52% also voted against this in Manchuria, even though it was thought that it was assumed the Chinese lobby would win.
February 18th, 2012: Hansen Withdraws: LUDINGTON, Superior - Following minuscule results in the Marquette and Slate primaries, Territorial Representative Hansen of Michigan Territory, despite a fairly large victory in his home territory, today withdrew his candidacy for the nomination. He also endorsed the Vice-President.
February 18th 2012: Offical announcement of the death of PM Mallon of Cleveland MIDDLESBROUGH, Cleveland: Queen Zara and the government of the Kingdom of Cleveland are saddened to report that at 1.20am this morning, PM Mallon passed peacefully away in his sleep, it is suspected that he suffered a massive heart attack. DPM Jason McCartney has been to visit the Queen to officially ask permission to form a new government with himself as the new PM. The first acts of the new PM was to declare three days of official mourning and also to announce a new general election to be held on the 22nd June 2012.
February 17th 2012: PM Mallon has suffered another, more serious heart attack MIDDLESBROUGH, Cleveland: PM Mallon has suffered another more serious heart attack at approximately 2.30pm, he has slipped into a coma, however his condition is being described by doctors at James Cook Hospital as stable.
February 17th, 2012: Harsh winter in China: TAIYUAN, PRC: Sources close to the People's Republic of China have reported that freezing temperatures and bad weather have increased troubles for the rump state, as many people have frozen to death, while others are starving due to the almost exhausted food supply. There has also been talk that the state is increasingly warming up to the idea of recognizing the government of Jiangsu, in exchange for supplies and access to the coast.
February 16th, 2012: Prizren Falls: SKOPJE, Macedonia - Representatives of the Macedonian government sadly announced today that the unexpected Serbian offensive near Prizren had resulted in the city being captured.
February 15th, 2012: Carey Withdraws: MARQUETTE, Superior - Despite having eked out a very narrow win in the Marquette Primary, Congressman Carey today announced his withdrawal from the primaries. His poorer than expected performance is believed to be the cause, as the number of delegates he received was lower than expected and made his continuing the hunt for the nomination rather futile. He endorsed Former Senator Kelleher for the nomination.
February 15th 2012: PM Mallon suffers a heart attack MIDDLESBROUGH, Cleveland: The Parliament of Cleveland have announced that during his afternoon run, PM Ray Mallon suffered a heart attack, he was rushed to James Cook Hospital where he arrived at approximately 4.20pm. He was awake and transferred his powers to the Deputy PM Jason McCartney of the Conservative Party at 5pm. At 5.30pm he went into surgery for a heart bypass operation, the operation went well and he was in intensive care by 9pm.
As of 7am on the 16th February PM Mallon remained in intensive care, and was awake, however PM powers will remain with DPM Jason McCartney until PM Mallon is fit to resume his duties.
February 14th, 2012: Himarë Falls: 30px SARANDE, Greek Federation - General Flerianou announced today that the harbor area of Himarë, the last part of the state to hold out, fell this morning. He also said that the dictator of Himarë had been shot while attempting to get into a small submarine at one of the docks there, in what the Sicilian government called a "execution." The submarine, indicated by troops that had been guarding it to be from Sicily, got away.
February 11th, 2012: TFA Party Formation: TUNIS, Tunisia: Today the TFA leadership, led by Prime Minister Amamou, formally announced the creation of their political party, the name of which roughly translates into "Swords for Tunisia" in English. It is expected that it will be largely a more left-oriented, though monarchist, party, given the largely TFA membership and their fight against the Sicilians.
February 10th, 2012: Red Lantern: INUVIK, Northwest Alliance: About eight and a half days after the winner crossed the finish line, the last musher, Bob Storey of New Zealand, crossed the finish line early this morning with a time of 19:16:24:10, and was given the traditional red lantern. Due to some stormy weather on the trail, eight of the twenty-six mushers withdrew over the course of the event, though without any serious injuries.
February 8th, 2012: Passage Opened: SARAJEVO, Bosnia - A Bosnian offensive today opened up a small land route into the Tuzla pocket. Almost immediately, supplies started to be funneled into it, along with re-inforcements, and shuffling out the wounded. It is unlikely to last very long, however.
February 7th, 2012: Butland Withdraws: SAULT STE. MARIE, Superior - Following a crushing defeat in the first Socialist primary in the Beaver Archipelago, Former Mayor Steve Butland of Sault Ste. Marie today withdrew his candidacy. The former mayor is believed to have received less than ten votes in his humiliating loss, which is considered a reflection on displeasure with his vice-presidential nomination in 2008. He endorsed Governor Martin for the nomination after his speech was concluded.
February 6th, 2012: Alliance Championship Series Winner: WRIGLEY, Northwest Alliance: In a surprise result, and in a rematch of last year's game, the Fort Smith Bison eked out a narrow win over the Hay River Steel, by a 4 to 3 score. It is their first championship in hockey.
February 6th, 2012: Colombian military continues negotiations: CHEPO, East District of Panama: Today, Colombian troops have negotiated the legalisation of several local East Panamanian coastal warlords so as to form part of the government in an accord similar to the paramilitary and terrorist Colombian groups. President Santos has declared he expects to have all of East Panama under semi-civil control by 2013. Colombia has also begun to occupy the islands surrounding Coiba.
February 6th, 2012: East German states sign Treaty of Wolfsbug: WOLFSBURG, Prussia: After more than two weeks of negotiations officials from Northeim, Weimar, Saxony and Prussia finalised the terms of a treaty outlining recognized borders between the nations, joint infrastructure projects, and military co-operation. Some international analysts say the treaty heavily favors Prussia, as the trade deals and infrastructure projects open up the other German states to Prussia's more developed industry, as well as the treaty recognizing most of Prussia's land claims in the area at the expense of Saxony. The treaty does also act as a mutual defense pact, however, requiring Prussia to come to the aid of the smaller states in the event of hostile action against them.
February 6th, 2012: Earthquake strikes Visayas: DUMAGUETE CITY, Philippines: At least 52 people were killed when a 6.9-magnitude earthquake hit the Negros and Cebu provinces shortly before noon Monday, causing landslides and huge cracks on highways, and violently shaking buildings, officials said. President Manny Villar ordered the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) to assess and collate the extent of the damage and casualties, and to provide the necessary interventions.
February 5th, 2012: Gjirokastër Secured: 30px SARANDE, Greek Federation - Reports out of the area headquarters indicate that Greek forces, after having made liberal use of wildfires over the last two days, chased the last resistance in the former state of Gjirokastër over the border into Muzaka this morning.
February 3rd, 2012: Alliance Championship Series: WRIGLEY, Northwest Alliance: After having traveled from Inuvik over the last two days, Premier Hobart opened the Alliance Championship Series in hockey this morning in Wrigley. The first game, to which she dropped a ceremonial puck, was won by the defending champion Hay River Steel over the Hometown Fighting Fish, by a score of 7 to 2. The Steel are favored to win again.
February 2nd, 2012: Attack Halted: SKOPJE, Macedonia - King Alexander, in an interview, confirmed today that the latest Macedonian offensive, using forces moved north from the Greek border, was brought to a halt today near the town of Grebno. Macedonia has now almost expelled the Serbian Army from this area of its territory, though they still have quite a ways to go.
February 1st, 2012: Winner!: INUVIK, Northwest Alliance: Following an eventful race, including the favorite suffering an injury which caused him to leave the race, the first musher today crossed the finish line in Inuvik this afternoon. With a time of 11:5:34:56, Hans Gatt of the Yukon is the new winner, setting a new record. Following him in the evening were Jeff King and John Baker, both from Alaska, with times respectively of 11:8:28:43 and 11:12:54:21.
January 31st, 2012: Colombian military occupies Coiba: CHEPO, East District of Panama: Today, Colombian troops have finally marched on Coiba and taken control over from the small ex-penal community present on the island. Coiba is to be annexed to the East Panama District albeit it is closer to the Panamanian Liga. Negotiation with local warlords continue.
January 30th, 2012: North Germany unveils new national flag: HUSUM, North Germany: Government officials revealed the new national flag today. The Minister of Culture described the flag as both having roots in the original German Republic as well as symbolising North Germany's ties with the Nordic countries both politically and culturally. The move to select a new flag was started by Frisian officials who said the original flag put too much importance on Schleswig-Holstein.
January 28th, 2012: Fall of Gjirokastër: 30px SARANDE, Greek Federation - Speaking to the press inside of his headquarters, General Michael Flerianou, the man in charge of the move into southern Albania, announced that forces under his command had forced the surrender of the last opposing forces inside of the city of Gjirokastër. In the process, they also arrested much of the leadership of that fascist republic.
January 26th, 2012: The Parade of Remembrance: BOMBAY, Union Interim Parliament: Today a parade was held to mark Republic Day in the UIP, and its constitution. The President and Prime Minister were both present and were impressed at the strength of the army as it paraded through. Tanks were paraded through, though the new aircraft were still in training and as such could not be utilised for the parade. After the parade, the President gave a speech to the audience, citing his plans for the construction of more ammunition factories and continuation of the road-building projects.
January 26th, 2012: Siege of Himarë: 30px CORFU, Greek Federation - Vice Admiral Ioannis Zotos, head of the Cyrenaican and Ionian Fleets, and the commander of the Heptanesan naval reserves, indicated this afternoon that naval forces, along with Heptanesan militia and army reserve forces that had also been delegated to his command, have now besieged the city of Himarë.
January 25th, 2012: Casperson Withdraws: STOWE, Superior - Despite last week's allegations being unproven, they have, as expected, taken their toll - the Majority Leader has gone from a fairly close second in polling, to finishing barely above last place, in the Houghton Primary two days ago. As a result, he withdrew today, following reflection, from the Conservative primaries. He declined to endorse anyone at this time, saying that it would hinder any candidate he did endorse. He will continue on as Majority Leader.
January 25th, 2012: Invasion: NEW ATHENS, Greek Federation - Emperor Nikolaos I and Speaker Spilios Spiliotopoulos announced this morning that the Greek Parliament had approved a move into the small dictatorships in southern Albania, claimed by Heptanesa and recognized by most states internationally as Greek territory, late last night. They also indicated that forces crossed the frontier into the states of Gjirokastër and Himarë this morning.
January 21st, 2012: And It's On!: FORT PROVIDENCE, Northwest Alliance: At a slightly earlier starting time than last year, the twenty-six entrants in this year's race set out at ten o'clock this morning. The prizes remain the same as last year, with last year's winner, Martin Buser of Alaska, being the favorite once again.
January 21st, 2012: Landing at Ulcinj: ELBASAN, Albania - Another announcement from the Albanian government today. Elements of the Combined Fleet today aided marines from both Macedonia and Albania, previously held back in reserve, in landing on beaches near the small Serbian naval base at Ulcinj. The Marines were able to occupy both the base and the city within a matter of hours, after which elements of the Albanian Army were brought in to re-inforce them. A counterattack was also beaten off, with little effort.
January 20th, 2012: Conaway sworn in as first president of post-Doomsday Republic of Texas; Senate, House seated: MIDLAND, Republic of Texas - Mike Conaway was sworn in today as President of the Republic of Texas.
January 20th, 2012: Prussia, Neighbours meet in Wolfsburg for Conference: WOLFSBURG, Prussia: Leaders from Prussia, Northeim, Weimar, and Saxony met in Wolfsburg today for a conference to discuss the future of the region. Issues on the table include trade routes, military cooperation and a treaty establishing permanent borders between the four nations. North Germany was not in attendance because the majority of issues had already been settled bilaterally between Prussia and North Germany.
January 20th, 2012: Palace Construction Starts: NEW ATHENS, Greek Federation - Construction started today on the new Royal Palace in the federal district today, on the island of Skyropoula, west of Skyros. Completion is expected sometime in late fall.
January 18th, 2012: Agreement Made: NEW ATHENS, Greek Federation - Greek officials today announced the signing of an agreement between themselves and the Macedonian government. With this, the Greek government has agreed to move a large portion of its troops from their mutual border for a year, allowing Macedonia to do the same - and turn them on Serbia. In exchange, the Macedonian government will drop its objections to a Greek invasion and annexation of the Albanian principalities of Ersekë, Gjirokastër and Himarë. This historic agreement is the first of its kind between these two nations.
January 17th, 2012: Affair Allegations: STOWE, Superior - Allegations emerged today in the capital that Senate Majority Leader Casperson has, for the past year, been having an affair with one of the Senate aides. While no proof has been offered, his reputation has been seriously impacted, and his chances in the nominating process have likely been damaged.
January 16th, 2012: Infrastructure is a Go: BOMBAY, Union Interim Parliament: Prime Minister Joshi announced today the start of a new infrastructure project, which will see the upgrading and building of roads all across the country. The primary goal will be for all major cities to be connected, and after that expanding the network into other parts of India.
Meanwhile, Siberian shipping has begun to deliver the new tanks and planes ordered by the Union government at Bombay. Troops will spend quite some time familiarizing themselves with the new equipment.
January 15th, 2012: Amaroso Withdraws: SAULT STE. MARIE, Superior - Following consecutive last place finishes in both the Dickinson Caucus and the Chippewa Primary, Former Mayor Debbie Amaroso of Sault Ste. Marie today withdrew from the race for the Liberal Democratic nomination. She also endorsed the winner of the Chippewa primary, Governor Cullen of Mackinaw, for the nomination.
January 15th, 2012: Victory Near Skopje: SKOPJE, Macedonia - Armor heading west from their victory seven days ago today forced the last of the Serbian troops that were assaulting the city in the west back in the mountain pass beyond the town of Orman today. By saving their capital, the Macedonians have won a resounding victory amid the winter snows.
January 13th, 2012: Kumanovo Retaken: SKOPJE, Macedonia - Ten days after its fall to them, Serbian forces today abandoned the city of Kumanovo to advancing Macedonian forces. The second-largest city in Macedonia will be recovering from the experience for a long time, however.
January 10th, 2012: Japan Repeals Sakoku: KYOTO, Japan: Today, Prime Minister Seiji Maehara presided over the vote in the Japanese Diet to repeal the Sakoku policy. It had banned most foreign trade and limited contact with other nations. Speaking of the repeal, Maehara said that the repeal was necessary to repair the damage from the Tohoku earthquake and re-ignite the Japanese economy.
January 8th, 2012: Colombian military begins negotiations: CHEPO, East Panama District: Today, President Juan Manuel Santos has declared the start of negotiations between the East Panama warlords and the Colombian control. According to President Santos' own words, he will try an approach similar to the Casa Verde Agreement of 1984 (which established the permanent truce between the Colombian guerrillas and the government) in a local scale.
January 8th, 2012: Victory Near Skopje: SKOPJE, Macedonia - President of the National Assembly Gjorge Ivanov announced today in a radio broadcast to the world this evening that Macedonian forces have counterattacked, and defeated, the eastern spearhead of the Serbian attack. The forward elements were surrounded, and destroyed when they tried to break out - they ran out of fuel. Many of the soldiers, however, were still able to get back to Serbian lines. Either way, the attack has been halted, and put to flight, with Macedonian armor in pursuit. Most of the armor, however, continued westwards.
January 6th, 2012: Shkodër Surrounded: SKOPJE, Macedonia - Reporters near the front in Macedonia reported today that the western Serbia line of attack has entered the northern suburbs of Butel, along with cutting off the western roads into the city. Combined with the fall of Kumanovo three days ago, the city is now in a very precarious position.
January 6th, 2012: Palace Bids Winner Announced: NEW ATHENS, Greek Federation - The committee in charge of choosing the design for a new royal palace at Skyros today announced the winner, a design by Diener & Diener, out of Basel, in the Alpine Confederation. They also revealed the designs of the other entrants, as shown in the images made by each of them of their visions. Construction starts on the 20th.
January 3rd, 2012: Fall of Kumanovo: KRAGUJEVAC, Serbia - A spokesman for the Serbian government announced this morning the fall of the Macedonian city of Kragujevac, very early this morning. The Macedonian government has been silent on the matter, indicating that it is likely true.
January 2nd, 2012: Battle of Cape Rodonit: ELBASAN, Albania - Representatives of the Albanian government announced a major victory of the combined Macedonian and Albanian fleets over the Serbian Navy, off Cape Rodonit, Albania. Serbian vessels pulled back to harbor following the sinking of one of the largest vessels in their fleet, two more of them being heavily damaged, and another one getting a glancing blow, by Albanian submarines. Total casualties were around a sixth of the Serbian Navy, and a comparable amount of the Combined Fleet, mostly consisting of gunboats for both sides. This will put an end to raiding by the Serbian Navy, and give their opponents control of the coastal waters.
January 1st, 2012: Happy New Year!: Across the world a new year is ushered in, bring 2011 to a close. Celebrations are occurring worldwide as the New Year comes, bringing with it the hope that the world may continue recovering.