Kazakhstan not accepted. Well, fuck, I guess I'll have to go with assholes uzbekistan after russia takes care of the kazakh people
Kazakhstan not accepted. Well, fuck, I guess I'll have to go with assholes uzbekistan after russia takes care of the kazakh people
I got in loads of turns, processed much of the turn.
Things in a nutshell.
Sorry, just got back from work.
Working on turn now.
Dain [h+]: how does the UN work in this game
Kona: It doesn't.
Nooooo, Sobo we need you.
Mr. Face is in EST, so he's probably out at lunch/working right now.
Sobo, when will you be accepting new people? Or are there going to be people giving up soon?
The good thing about North Korea is it gives you a free ride to do absolutely crazy shit, because that's accurate to real life.
Also feeling really sick and got a headache atm. Only 2 turns left to get in tho, so I could post it later and then retire for a while.
Writing my turn now, I had no idea this would go so fast.
Sobot, on a scale of 1950's family to Green Day, how rebellious has the world gotten?
We're at fucking Marilyn Manson levels.
EDIT: Also, Mr. Face has both college and a job so expect a turn later.
Am writing now.
Just got back from work.
So are we waiting on someone else, then?
READ ME, SEND IN TURNS AS TURN 3.
(Any adjustments to make borders more accurate are very much welcomed.)
EVENTS OF 2013 Jan - Jul – MISC
-The United Nations is now starting to break down under strain, and loses any power or authority it once had. Peacekeeping forces are dissolved, and the bureaucratic engine breaks down.
-NATO also struggles to stop the increasingly divided countries from doing stupid shit.
-Most European nations are starting to see a shift towards Authoritarian Nationalism, with the Conservative and Reactionary parties starting to garner increasing strength. Immigration is being increasingly limited, and existing immigrants are experiencing deteriorating conditions. Police often ignore, or even participate in persecution of minorities. Both sides blame each other, methods of governance get harsher, the minorities get more desperate.
-The Great Recession worsens into a Depression. Confidence is low, the price of food and oil continues to rise.
-Birth rates start to decline as infertility caused by pollution gradually worsens.
-A large number of solar flares this year disrupt electronic systems on the ground. This causes temporary damage to telecommunications.
-Protests and strikes are now common in almost all developed countries, and the shouting seems to get more angrier or desperate with each passing month.
-3D technology, despite being derided by a good number, continues to expand slowly.
-Flexible film based touch sensors have begun to be implemented into smartphones and tablets, with predictions for the first feasible commercial ones by late 2013 or early 2014.
-Memresistors begin to be slowly introduced into consumer electronics.
-The news begins to show worrying reports that the permafrost in the north is at risk of thawing year round.
-More ice begins to break off from the Petermann glacier*in Greenland, playing havoc with oil platforms and shipping in the area.
-By midsummer, the artic ocean has reached a stage that it cannot regrow back to older sizes, leaving the Northwest and Northeast passages permanently open.
-The European Union loses more or less effective control of its member states, who are now starting to outright ignore the decisions or laws of the EU.
-As polarisation increases, countries retreat from the global stage, and the economic crisis deepens, Right and Left become increasingly opposed and are starting to now arm themselves within many countries.
-Inflation sets in, the price of oil rises, along with transport costs. Public transport systems are becoming increasingly popular now, but funding for them is still low.
-Oil reaches $123 a barrel.
Russia – ThePinkPanzer
-The government continues to clamp down on the Mafia. Many of them are rounded up, and often just shot and then buried in mass graves. The government is increasingly becoming based around the dictatorial control of Putin and the inner party.
-The Russian government claims that Belarussia is lying, and tries to force them and bordering countries to return illegal emigrants. Few return.
-Alliances are set up with various nations abroad.
-Taxes begin to rise on the rich, who are now convinced that leaving the country is a wise idea. They begin to pack up and head to places like Switzerland, bribing officials on the way in order to leave.
-Wikileaks continues to show the incompetence of the Russian government.
-Propaganda begins to be issued and the Government tries to calm people down. It isn't working too well however, and parts of the army and police are deserting.
-An army brigade shoots their captain and rebels, the revolt is short lived and is brutally put down. More start to edge on open rebellion.
-Protesters are forced to return home once skulls begin to be cracked with truncheons.
-Political parties are forced underground and begin to radicalise.
-The government has weapons sent to Syria to help crush the revolution there.
-The internet is soon more or less shut down in Russia.
Poland – HeavyGuy
-Investment into tanks with heavier armour continues as before, resulting in various new models that prove to be significantly more resistant to damage than those around 2 years ago. Talks of mass production begins soon.
-The army nearby the Belarus border diminishes in size, and Belarussia slowly stops making this a large diplomatic issue. The removal of Polish agitators helps to cool down the issue further.
-As Poland removes itself from Belarussia, the people in both nations breathe a sigh of relief that their neighbours aren't stupid after all.
-Money into R&D is further increased, and taxation upon the people is reduced. Popular support begins to climb up again and is aided by the new stance on soft drugs by the government.
-Soft drugs now have taxes on them, helping to control the growing industry and peoples fears of it.
-The government improves things slightly for LGBT groups, but a good majority of the population is opposed to further reform.
Falklands – DainBramageStudios
-The Government sets up a new elite Special Forces unit, similar to Germany's GSG-9.
-The base formerly known as RAF Mount Pleasant (now FRAF Mount Pleasant) greatly expands both physically and in scope. It becomes the base of all of the Falklands' military activity.
-Scientists and explorers in the employ of oil companies are sent further south to the Antarctic, in the hope of finding further oil fields or natural resources. They are moderately successful, but there are complaints from other countries about drilling in or near Antartica.
-The Government offers citizenship to Julian Assange, pretty soon wikileaks is pretty safe to leak all the shit they can find on foreign governments all the time after he moves there.
-With the oil finally flowing, and the prices continuing to rise, the Falklands starts to make pots of money and invests heavily into nanotechnology and gene therapy. A university is founded for higher education and to aid in this research.
-The government announces plans to consider reform of the current drug policy, decriminalising possession of small amounts of drugs by 2015, there are further plans in 2020.
-The Conservatives begin to publish newspapers complaining about all this, but as immigrants begin to trickle into the country, their support begins to decline.
-The country is cockblocked by Brazil, who refuses to buy Falklands oil, citing their independence due to biofuels. Despite this, fuel prices still rise.
South Africa – Satansick
-Propaganda begins to be distributed to the people, encouraging them to join the military.
-Wikileaks keeps leaking more information with regards to the South African government. The government responds by starting to shut down the internet throughout the country and increasing censorship.
-People who can reach information though are now in a state of rebellion, which grips the entire country like a vice.
-Armed revolt calling for the removal of the government breaks out onto the streets, and the government responds by shooting them.
-The army more or less invades the Congo, and starts to dig mass graves for the militias there. Both nations are now more or less in an effective state of warfare.
-Invitations are given to neighbours to join a loose economic union, Botswana and Namibia give it a little thought and start to open talks.
-The Congolese government grinds to a halt as destabilisation sets in, allowing their enemies to send in a constant stream of troops.
-Refugees are attempted to be cared for by South Africa, but it does a very poor job of it and basically keeps people in glorified concentration camps.
-New companies are set up with the aim of improving biotechnology. The focus at the moment is HIV + AIDS and helps with prior research so far.
-The government, in a case that finally shows their tenuous grip on reality, says that the Imperialists are conspiring to destroy them, and that South Africa must act.
United Kingdom – Robbi
-Recruitment drives kick off, targeting the lower classes to help boost the size of the military.
-The population begin to put their support behind nationalist movements increasingly. An English nationalist movement arises. Although the government tries to cool down matters, it does little to cool down matters.
-The Anglo-Saxon Foundation begins to quickly grow in size, reaching over 800 members. It is in direct competition with the BNP.
-The Scottish parliament speeds up the independence referendum, and submits a bill to Westminster stating that the Scottish wish to declare independence.
-Seaside fortifications begin to be rebuilt or given a new lease of life. Former tourist haunts like Landguard fort now are part of the military.
-The British send an amount of money to Russia, and agree to help each other. The population grows increasingly agitated at this turn of events, especially as wikileaks shows the utter corruption within Russia and even the British government.
-The BNP and ASF campaign bitterly and their ranks continue to swell. The ASF vote for England and the BNP for Britain. UKIP also starts to rise as well.
-Britain says that the Falklands situation will be the same as before, with little to suggest any major decisions or the such shall be taken.
-As taxes on the upper classes rise, and nationalisation kicks in, Thatchers old policies die quite quickly and the existing 3 parties lose even further support. Some start to adopt more polarised positions in order to adapt.
-The number of CCTV cameras continues to increase, and the public sector continues to expand.
-Police checkpoints begin to be set up along roads and at the entrances to various buildings.
-Rallies start to be held in the streets by nationalists. Muslims begin to be attacked, and some predictably fight back.
-Same sex marriage is legalised along with a loosening of the policies on soft drugs. All this does is simply reduce the number of protesters amongst the left.
-A survey is held to see if the population wish to remain part of the EU. A majority vote to leave the EU.
-By the middle of the year, the powers of the police have massively expanded. The only opposition is that of the Religious fanatics and Nationalists.
Syria – Vampiresrock
-Syria stops fucking around and gets down to the dirty business of imposing a totalitarian dictatorship.
-The army is consolidated, and makes a push on rebel strongholds. Weapons assistance is provided by Russia and Syria starts to really smash up the rebels.
-Rebels are executed en masse, and buried en masse. By this stage, the world can't give a shit anymore.
-Economic and social reforms are halted, instead focusing on churning out military goods and on crushing the rebellion.
-A secret police expands in size and scope, and starts to clamp down their vice upon society.
-Despite all the bloodshed, the government is making attempts to not harm civilians, which is coming to some success.
Serbia – Broguts
-Military parades are performed in Belgrade in order to wow the population and to convince them of their overpowering military might. Rebellion calms down somewhat, with the military and police managing to quieten down dissent.
-The U.N. Is criticised for not helping in Brazil, to which it retorts if Serbia has actually done anything to help Brazil themselves.
-Those of a Serbian ethnicity are given tax reductions, which increases if they join the military. The military begins to expand due to this.
-Racial and religious attacks on minorities ramps up, and eventually the army + Police are now even starting to do the same things themselves.
-Muslims have now started to rise in open rebellion, or flee the country.
-Neighbouring states are starting to arm themselves and are closing borders to immigrants.
-Wikileaks says that the Muslims are scapegoats, but the Serbians do not care, and after several bombings in Belgrade (Committed by an unknown party) there are overwhelming votes in favour of the instatement of an Authoritarian Nationalist party.
China – Mr. Face
-China surpasses the USA in scientific research.
-The continuing purge on corruption proceeds, undoubtedly this will be the last time in Chinas history that a corrupt politician will exist.
-A lot of the older generals are replaced by newer ones, leading to some temporary issues during the reorganisation.
-There are vague reports and satellites showing troops movements to certain areas of the country, but much further information on this is limited.
-China tells everybody they don't want no damned alliances. This upsets a lot of other players.
-China embargoes Brazil, telling them to stop their nuclear project immediately.
-Foxconn begins to be given a cold shoulder in China, who is now halting further expansion of the company here, partly due to the controversies it has caused. Foxconn decides that India is a better alternative for expansion now.
-In response, the Chinese government begins to privatise more industries, establish minimum ages and wages for jobs, and opens up space for private investment.
-Elections are held for city level political positions, and are a decent success. However it has resulted in the parties power over China to start getting less totalitarian, opening the door for further demands of reform.
-The government reforms the judiciary and parliament to satisfy the peoples demands for reform.
-The reforms made this year help keep the people fairly pleased, despite the recession starting to make its presence noted.
Ukraine – Sega Saturn
-The peacetime national guard is mobilised and their presence is increased in the eastern sphere of the country.
-The country threatens to abandon CIS, criticising Putins recent actions heavily and demanding that the brutal crackdowns on civil liberties is stopped.
-The country opens the border to defecting Russians. The Russians respond by shooting people that flee towards the border.
-As the oil from Russia is cut off, the Ukraine looks to abroad to secure oil as prices rise. This is difficult to say the least.
-The Ukraine attempts to improve relations and trade with the Polish, with a degree of success.
-The Ukraine boasts it is the defender of Democracy in Europe. Other nations in Europe simply scoff at this, especially as the Ukrainian military begins to grow in size.
-The military is glorified extensively, and recruitment stations begin to pop up over the country.
-Wikileaks reveals that the Ukrainians are also getting involved in Belarussia suprisingly.
Brazil - Phrawger
-Wages to soldiers in employ of the Brazilian army increases, and after some deals with the French, construction of nuclear submarines begins.
-The budget for the military begins to naturally expand as a result, and soon in conjunction with the establishment of the armament factories, Brazil seems to be gearing up. Her neighbours are now starting to buy weapons too.
-Brazil complains to the UN about why Europe is more important, the UN then has a coma.
-Exports to Japan begins, and in return, Brazil begins to import manufactured goods (Mostly consumer electronics).
-The railways begin to be subsidised, and they start to be improved or expanded throughout the country. As some regulations naturally begin to lax, railways begin to cut their way through rainforest or other such lands.
-Various enviromental and left wing groups begin to protest at the expansion of the military and railways.
-Taxes on the upper classes rise to help balance the budget. Work is also made to help close the wage gap.
-Anti-drug trade and Anti-slavery raids are kicked up several notches, and aided by foreign countries such as Japan, massive progress is made into stamping out these two social ills. -There is a great deal of violence however during these raids, and neighbours become annoyed when the Brazilian army starts to patrol the borders more often.
USA - KriegsMar1ne
-Gun ownership begins to skyrocket as more and more people buy guns, survivalism is on the rise too.
-The Americans start to pull out of Afghanistan, and by the end of July they have effectively left the country to manage its own affairs. The Taliban still fights on however.
-The magnetic guns are still in development, and tests in the navy have shown successes in some limited situations.
-The army heads into Mexico, to help the Mexican government regain control and to be tough on the drug cartels.
-Wikileaks claims that corruption is still rampant however.
-M1A3 and X-M8 are brought back into production, increasing steadily to help show the world that the USA is still a force to be reckoned with.
-More oil platforms begin to be opened, much to the chagrin of environmentalists who criticise these policies and ask for improvements in sustainable energy sources instead.
-Shortly after, congress holds a vote to charge BP with heavy fines for their accidents, subtly ignoring all the other oil companies who have done similar things and gotten away with it.
-A vote is held in each state for legalising marijuana. Only a few states decide to legalise the substance, whilst the majority of states start deciding upon decriminalising it or reducing existing penalties.
-The turns in policy manage to piss off the Republicans and confuse the Democrats now.
-The FBI starts to crack down on corruption heavily, which although it helps solve some problems with governance, it also increases the popularity of conspiracy theories when people see that the government is acting all funny lately.
-Protests from most areas of society spill onto the streets as the people see that their politicians are pretty much a joke. The WBC meanwhile continues to shout at people that God should be thanked for all this.
-To finish the final ridiculousness of everything, the government proceeds to put heavy patrols at the Mexican border. When the illegal immigrants arrive, they have a tougher time getting in, and eventually find alternate routes.
Japan - LobsterPastry
-The police force continues to expand in scope and operations, slowly becoming more omnipresent within Japanese Society. Existing crime continues to decline, and people are becoming less willing to leave their homes.
-The Japanese are annoyed with the UN, and decide to send over their own police forces over to help stamp out the slavery menace in Brazil.
-A campaign targeted at preventing suicide is started by the government, which help alleviates the current problem. However, as people begin to stay in homes more often and the economy worsens, this campaign only manages to temporarily halt the problem.
-Tourism is encouraged, but few tourists come in such troublesome and financially tight times. The added xenophobia of the Japanese, which is starting to increase recently due worldwide events is not helping.
-The illegal arms trade is broken up, but wikileaks reveals that the Japanese government are taking the weapons for their own uses.
-The people left who are increasingly dissatisfied with current government policy do not really protest, and attempt to leave the country or stay indoors instead.
-Birth rates collapse, partly due to the above issues, and increasing infertility.
France – Zillamaster55
-Special forces training begins in the French military, readying them to a high state of preparedness.
-France begins to import oil from Brazil to help make up in the short fall, achieving not a great deal of success. In response, the government is starting to import foreign cars (Usually Japanese) and are now developing more fuel efficient cars.
-Soft drugs are legalised, although they have high taxes on them. Black market smuggling is still popular. Attempts are made to also control companies putting chemicals into cigarettes, and achieve a degree of success.
-Kiosks to sign into are required outside of workplaces now, increasing the states presence.
-Various groups are splintered by new government policies, and now the Conservative factions are starting to enjoy increasing support.
-Attacks on mosques begin to erupt throughout the country, and crumbling housing estates fall into worse condition as the police presence there increases. Immigrants begin to fight back with increasingly desperate methods.
-Society seems to be in free fall, jusqu'ici tout va bien.
Australia - Salricci
-Following the British lead, Australia starts to reform their military forces, subtly copying more or less what the British are doing. Guerilla tactics are especially focused on.
-New weapons are bought to help arm the military. Some manage to make their way from Brazil.
-Australia tells everybody they don't wish to get involved with diplomatic bullshit abroad.
-Investments are made into improving the volume of trade entering or leaving the country, mostly to ports and to help keep sea-lanes open for trade. The depression gets a bit better.
-The government attempts to crack down on terrorism, searching for terrorist cells and arresting various people.
-Protests begin in the cities understandably, and then these are controlled or combated by the government. Tensions run higher and higher.
India - Chernobyl426
-The navy decides to go visit the coasts of Pakistan and Iran. The former goes apeshit and immediately demands India to remove their military forces.
-The Pakistani army starts preparing and goes near the border with India, demanding that they get the hell out.
-India cites the measures are to protect trade, but Pakistan will not tolerate such a presence in their waters.
-India tries to calm down things abroad in various diplomatic envoys sent to Russia and America, which are now pots on the verge of boiling over.
-Economic reforms continue to be carried out as India industrialises, despite the poor worldwide economic conditions. It's at least doing better with the reforms than it would be without them. Particular of these reforms are agricultural, after the débâcle of last year.
-Foxconn begins to expand in India in light of the recent reforms, and the company decides it would be wise to start outsourcing here.
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Ah, forum Rps, you never change
Well the US is going to drown in Mexico pretty quick.
Ah, Sob, where am I?
Why do you all suck at economics?
Sobo blocked players from joining. Actually, he told us in the chat he was going to let 2 more people join
I wanted to be Canada :C
Also I would like to point out that North Sudan still has a territory captured by Egypt from back when this used to be my WaW map. You might want to fix that Sobo.
Come over here Ukraine, let us have a little chat.
wheres my polandball comics