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First Sudca-class DAPV commissioned

Postby wimpwampwomp » Sun Nov 13, 2022 8:47 am

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The DNS Sudca undergoing sea trials in the Majatran Sea last month.

First Sudca-class DAPV commissioned
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May 5, 5210
The first Sudca-class 'dedicated anti-piracy vessel' of seven currently on order has been commissioned by the Deltarian Navy. The DNS Sudca was launched from Majatranská Modrá's yards in Branovice in a ceremony led by the Deputy Chief of Staff of the Navy, Vice Admiral Vratislav Dolina. The Sudca now reports to the Home Fleet as a part of the 3rd Squadron, pending transferral to a proposed Mercantile Security Command to be composed of she and her sister ships; she has not been transferred to the Navy Reserve. Speaking at the ceremony, Admiral Dolina offered praise for the Sudca and its builders.
The Navy, make no mistake of it, is not a stranger to embarrassment. Incompetents can fail to do their duty properly in battle and lose hundreds of good men to the depths in the process, in all manner of ways. But outside of the Academy's dormitories, it is rare for embarrassment to not be marred by and entwined with tragedy; after all, what else could the loss of loyal and patriotic sailors mean?
Pure embarrassment is hard to come by in the Navy...until a band of pirates comes along. Every ship seized in every place where our fleets ought to be able to extend their tendrils of strength and freedom by ragtag bands of miscreants on glorified canoes, until one innocent mariner is shot for the mere trouble of wanting to provide for themselves or their family, is a pure embarrassment, and so is every second that such a ship is able to float while under the control of such scoundrels. But no more.
The Sudca, which is behind me, represents the beginning of the end to the state of embarrassment that clouds this Navy. She is judgement; over a hundred years since a ship flying the Deltarian flag seized by foreign-sponsored barbarians was chaotically and, indeed, incompetently retaken in the name of the Deltarian people, the leading culprit is finally having justice handed down to him. With the Sudca's commissioning, sailors - no matter how few - whose calling in life they have not found to be serving in our Navy can rest easy, and the Navy's honor and glory is restored.

The Sudca-class DAPVs, DNS Sudca included, are 62.4 meters long and have a relatively high top speed of 37.5 knots (69.45 km/h). In accordance with the contractual stipulations, which mandated that proposed designs needed to be able to respond to piracy at all points of the hijacking process (before, during, and after boarding), the Sudca is armed with water cannons (to discourage approaching pirates) and long-range acoustic devices (also to discourage approaching pirates both before and after boarding their target, as well as to communicate with them in the process of negotiations). Notably, beyond the typical 60 mm dual-purpose cannon, the Sudca also boasts a specially designed 90 mm cannon designed by Ushalande Defense Corporation. Built for precision, this cannon is combat-grade and will likely be equipped by more conventional warships in the future, but on the Sudca-class is intended for use in the way of firing warning shots and disabling key components of hijacked vessels with degrees of precision that may be necessitated by the situation.
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Science Ministry looking into nuclear power modernization

Postby wimpwampwomp » Sat Nov 19, 2022 8:18 am

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Science and Technology Minister Veronika Novomedská announcing the new initiative

Čachtice-Cěsarĭgradŭ - May 8, 5213: Science and Technology Minister Veronika Novomedská has announced a new initiative to modernize the country's ten nuclear power stations. Novomedská explained that with a newly expanded budget, her Ministry would begin to explore the possibility of improving the efficiency of the stations and Deltaria's nuclear infrastructure in a concerted manner.
Novomedská said that the stations' biggest room for improvement could be found in the areas of plant control and monitoring, saying that the relevant technology could be more holistically integrated to provide more useful information to operators. While she reassured the press that this does not as of yet constitute any safety issues, she said that "if everything is fine, it is our task to make it finer", and argued that continuing to build confidence in nuclear technology would be increasingly important in breaking dependence on fossil fuels. She also stated that the Ministry would more directly try to improve efficiency by upscaling plant turbines to maximize power generation across the board.
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Hanuš busted for embezzlement; Quickdraw just tip of iceberg

Postby wimpwampwomp » Mon Nov 21, 2022 12:28 pm

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Finance Minister Jaroslav Hanuš being shown into court

Čachtice-Cěsarĭgradŭ - June 5, 5214: The infamous 'Quickdraw' corruption case, thought to have been resolved with the arrest conviction of Representative Bořivoj Kraus and his eighteen conspirators almost six years ago, has returned to relevance to a dismaying degree. Finance Minister Jaroslav Hanuš has been arrested and charged with the embezzlement of over 800,000,000 telars in league the 'Quickdraw' ring and unknown numbers of other conspirators, and is accused of having thrown Kraus to the wolves to save himself, which constitutes obstruction of justice as well. The prosecution says that Hanuš, who resigned his position from jail this morning, routinely abused his position as the highest financial official in the country to divert government funds to his business interests in "one of the most blatant cases of financial misconduct we have ever seen from a national government official".
Prime Minister Vandalarius Teiasson has entered the most turbulent period of his tenure, having already faced much criticism when the Quickdraw case first went to court in 5208. He championed a bill that cut government salaries a year prior which was met with skepticism from both officials and the public alike, and was blamed for essentially encouraging the initial ring to compensate by accepting kickbacks and siphoning funds. Now, with one of his own ministers accused of being in on it, calls for 'the Good Premier' to stand down have never been louder; while few accuse him of taking part, citing his apparently sincere reputation for cleanliness and transparency, it is for that very reason that he is also being derided as 'a happy idiot', in the words of some pundits, as much as he is celebrated.
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Congress rejects third proposed Finance Minister, NS in upro

Postby wimpwampwomp » Tue Nov 22, 2022 1:45 am

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The Congress of Representatives in chaos over Zlatica Eštoková's confirmation vote.

Čachtice-Cěsarĭgradŭ - September 8, 5214: For the third time since Finance Minister Jaroslav Hanuš was ousted and arrested on charges of embezzling hundreds of millions of telars, Prime Minister Vandalarius Teiasson's pick for Finance Minister has been rejected, exposing new rifts in a once-indivisible Národné Svedomie. The Congress of Representatives spent over three days debating the issue in a chaotic process distinguished by the near-breakout of a fistfight, Representative Bohumír Hodža bringing a bullhorn onto the floor, and a final vote that ended 251-297, with two abstentions, in opposition to recommending Representative Zlatica Eštoková for the position. Mr. Teiasson has urged calm within his party and within the political sphere, emphasizing the importance of continued dialogue and promising to put forward a fourth candidate.
This comes after the prior rejection of Jordanes Ervigson and Drahoslav Dvořák for the position in July and August respectively in similarly contentious votes which have seen the biggest wave of mass resignations within NS since the Trigunian Affair, when the JFZ government and the NS opposition drove Trigunian-Deltarian relations into the gutter in an effort to cover up a maligned investigation into the assassination of President Patrik Siroky. Calls for Teiasson's resignation and the holding of new NS internal elections have never been louder, and President Sklenár has been urged by both the pro- and anti-Teiasson camps to bypass Congress entirely and appoint a new Finance Minister himself, though he has repeatedly stated that he will do no such thing without Congress' approval.
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BREAKING: Teiasson resigns

Postby wimpwampwomp » Wed Nov 23, 2022 2:38 am

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Prime Minister Teiasson delivering his resignation speech

Čachtice-Cěsarĭgradŭ - March 2, 5215: It has been five months since Prime Minister Vandalarius Teiasson's pick as Finance Minister was arrested, charged, and convicted for being the head of a massive corruption scheme that robbed the government of almost a billion telars. It has been almost eight years since government salaries were slashed in an anti-corruption move that experts say, ironically enough, started all the muckery in and of itself. Teiasson has had plenty of time to quietly amend things, reverse the Institutional Service Ethics Act that codified the wage cut, and salvage his ethics-oriented premiership in order to carry out his vaunted "3R" government cleanup program more wisely.
Instead, he spent the last five months very loudly and vocally defending the ISEA, and is finally paying for it. After massive uproar surrounded the Prime Minister after he repeatedly posted on Tweeter that neither he nor the ISEA were at fault to any degree, he has announced that he is resigning from his position, effective when an internal NS election concludes. Far from adopting a reconciliatory attitude, Teiasson declared his stepping down as an act of protest rather than surrender, and admonished his critics for not doing enough to counterbalance the ISEA with anti-corruption legislation - which he himself did not do.
His various critics from across the political spectrum are celebrating the departure of a Prime Minister deemed by many to embody the old adage that the road to hell is paved with good intentions. With the repeal of the ISEA seemingly impending, government employees are rejoicing at being able to enjoy the salary of typical white-collar workers once more. One official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said that he had taken bribes from numerous contractors not for self-benefit, but because it was necessary to support his family on his new salary.
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One year after Teiasson pledges to give way, no clear succes

Postby wimpwampwomp » Fri Nov 25, 2022 2:33 am

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Čachtice-Cěsarĭgradŭ - March 13, 5216: The political crisis that has gripped Deltaria since late 5214 shows no signs of abating as there continues to be a deadlock within Národné Svedomie to decide who will succeed Vandalarius Teiasson, who announced his resignation last year effective only when his successor is elected. Another slate of no less than seven candidates from the Congress of Representatives, ranging from members of the center-right "Slováčekist" NS old guard to pioneering social democrats and aging but defiant former PM Filip Komár, stood for the latest round of elections, but as with the multiple preceding it, none was able to obtain the minimum 30% of NS' representatives (which, as it dominates Congress, equates to 30% of Congress itself). Many are questioning whether the big-tent party can hope to survive any longer as many factional leaders threaten to secede, a problem exacerbated by Teiasson's vehement criticism of his opponents within the party.
With the party in chaos and protestors taking to the streets to clamor for someone - anyone - to be chosen to restore calm to the political sphere, a total breakdown in government functioning seems imminent, though not already in place. Even the Cassative Governance Council, which makes unilateral rulings on party leadership in the event of severe crises and deposed Komár when the full scale of the Trigunian Affair was exposed in 5206, is experiencing severe gridlock, and violence between government officials is steadily becoming more commonplace. Where there was once polite denial in response to all inquiries as to whether President Sklenár would intervene by taking over the premiership or appointing a new Prime Minister in defiance of Congress, however, there is only silence, sparking hope as well as dread that the presidency's most dust-covered powers will finally be of use.
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BREAKING: Teiasson yields to President Sklenár

Postby wimpwampwomp » Sat Nov 26, 2022 3:47 am

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President Sklenár speaking to Congress

Čachtice-Cěsarĭgradŭ - October 7, 5216: After the near-collapse of Národné Svedomie over the party's inability to pick a successor to divisive Prime Minister Vandalarius Teiasson - thereby allowing him to resign - Teiasson has, at President Denis Sklenár's urging, finally allowed Sklenár himself to become Acting Prime Minister "in order to restore the unifying spirit of the government", as a press release from Sklenár's office put it. President Sklenár spoke to the Congress of Representatives today to inform legislators that he had taken action per Articles 3g and 3i of the Constitution, which state that the President shall assume the premiership in the event of a vacancy and that the President can make personal appointments to Congress in the event of governmental incapacitation or dysfunction. He promised to cool political tempers within the party and nation and pledged to step down when elections are held in 5218.
Far from rejecting the move as a tyrant's avaricious power grab, Sklenár's effective self-appointment has been met with celebration from the Deltarian people, who have spent recent months clamoring for the President to do anything to break the NS gridlock, up to and including forcibly appointing a new Prime Minister himself or doing as he has done and appointing himself. The optimistic have pointed to Sklenár's record of apoliticality, avoidance of grandiose statements, and the fact that he waited so long to do this in the first place - one pundit has argued that Sklenár, if a subversive, power-hungry, autocratic hopeful, would have taken this step within a week of Teiasson announcing his resignation, instead of within a full seventeen months. Still, though, it remains to be seen if their hopes will be fulfilled, or if Sklenár truly can heal NS' stark divide.
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Ondrejová in, ISEA undergoing reversal

Postby wimpwampwomp » Wed Nov 30, 2022 1:42 am

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Čachtice-Cěsarĭgradŭ - June 25, 5218: Unofficial internal opposition leader Helena Ondrejová was made leader of Národné Svedomie and therefore Prime Minister to much jubilation from across the Deltarian sphere in the wake of the deeply chaotic Teiasson premiership. Ondrejová took the reins from President and Acting Prime-Minister Sklenár, dispelling worries that he had made a bid to take power by invoking the most rarely used power afforded to him by the Constitution, and promised a continuation of Teiasson's 3R program - but "under new management", she promised.
One key part of her Renewed 3R, or R3R program, is repealing Teiasson's fiercely-defended Institutional Service Ethics Act, which constituted a well-meaning salary cut for government officials that resulted in record perceived corruption figures and the arrest of dozens of government officials over bribery charges. Under Ondrejová, a member of NS' liberal wing, the party and government are together operating far calmer than before, but she has said that mitigating the effects of Teiasson's "road to hell" time in office will only be complete once the ISEA is repealed, which it is expected to be by May next year.
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Re: Deltaria

Postby arsonist » Mon Dec 19, 2022 5:10 pm

JULY 5228
NPS assumes government in Deltaria after 5 years of instability.

In 5228, a new era begins in Deltaria as the unstable no party government finally saw an end to its reign. This was made possible by the formation of Nová Pokroková Strana, led by David Konečný. After 5 years of not having a consistent leadership or clear direction, many citizens in Deltaria feel a renewed sense of hope and possibility.

Nová Pokroková Strana, commonly known as the NPS, was founded on ideals such as open-mindedness, progressiveness, and community involvement. With these values firmly in place, it is expected that there will be a great emphasis on policies that ensure equality for all Deltarians regardless of race or socio-economic standing.

At the same time, however, it is also hoped that the NPS will be able to strike a balance between social reform and economic prosperity. Under Konečný's leadership it is expected that more sustainable measures for development and job creation will be implemented across the country so as to allow everyone a fair chance at achieving their own financial goals.

It is already becoming apparent that under the leadership of Konečný and his party there will be substantial changes for Deltaria in terms of government and society alike. With this being said however, much remains to be seen about how these changes will pan out over the next few years and beyond. What is certain however is that this change will bring with it exciting opportunities for all those involved.
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Re: Deltaria

Postby arsonist » Tue Dec 20, 2022 10:46 am

NOVEMBER 5228

New large iron deposits found in Deltaria

The discovery of an abundant source of iron deposits in Deltaria is a cause for great economic optimism. These near infinite reserves have opened up a variety of opportunities that could result in huge financial gains for the country. The sheer size and accessibility of the iron ore means that it can be exported on a large scale to international markets, providing an important source of income for the economy.

At the same time, exploitation and export of this resource could help create new employment opportunities within Deltaria. This could help to increase economic activity and boost incomes within the nation, helping to reduce inequality and improve quality of life for its citizens. It could also result in increased investment into other industries as well, creating further jobs and increasing domestic production.

This new iron resource also has implications for international relations between Deltaria and other nations that rely heavily on iron imports. The nation has the potential to become an influential player in the global trade network by leveraging its own supply of resources, potentially gaining more political clout and greater bargaining power when it comes to international agreements.

In conclusion, this significant discovery has vast potential for stimulating growth within Deltaria's economy both domestically and internationally. With smart planning and utilization, these newly found iron deposits could be used to fuel development within the nation as well as create mutually beneficial trading partnerships with other countries. scale to international markets, providing an important source of income for the economy.

At the same time, exploitation and export of this resource could help create new employment opportunities within Deltaria. This could help to increase economic activity and boost incomes within the nation, helping to reduce inequality and improve quality of life for its citizens. It could also result in increased investment into other industries as well, creating further jobs and increasing domestic production.
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