Wrntu Wrnuke! (Forwards Vanuku!)

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Re: Wrntu Wrnuke! (Forwards Vanuku!)

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Re: Wrntu Wrnuke! (Forwards Vanuku!)

Postby Sisyphus » Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:13 am

New Armoured Excavator Manufactured to Clear Battlefields
Fast-moving VMEE is developed based on experiences in the Jelbanian Conflict war zones.

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The fast-moving, versatile VMEE pictured being put through its paces during trials at Royal Krmj's test site.

January 4432 - Leading armoured vehicle manufacturer Royal Krmj has developed a new armed forces excavator which can be used by combat engineering experts in war zones.

The Versatile and Mobile Engineering Excavator (VMEE) is a 17-tonne digger and backhoe loader which can be operated by combat engineering experts to clear rubble and debris from routes and airfields and on other battlefield construction jobs.

The machine can be fitted with an armoured cab and with a 7 litre diesel engine is capable of speeds of up more than 90km per hour. It has the ability to dig to a depth of nearly four metres and is capable of lifting more than two tonnes. It also comes with a number of bucket attachments including a hydraulic hammer sand bagger and even a snow plough.

The armoured cab provides protection against small arms and artillery shell fire as well as IEDs and landmines. The versatile machine can be transported by sea, truck or train and can also be flown and secured on the majority of military transport planes.

The VMEE has been designed, tested and developed using the vast experience the Vanukean armed forces acquired during the Jelbanian conflict where the ruins of the myriad of defensive constructions built by the Deltarian forces left battlefields, towns, villages and highways littered with masonry and rubble often slowing an advance until a slow moving excavator could be brought to the front.

The first batch of the VMEEs off the production line is set to be ordered by the Vanukean military to be used by the Corps of Engineers who provide support to all areas of the Kingdom's armed forces. However, the VMEE will also be available for sale to all other allied and government-approved nations and organisations, such as the MUN.
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Re: Wrntu Wrnuke! (Forwards Vanuku!)

Postby Kubrick » Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:08 pm

Queen marries Kalistani William P. Bennots
Bennots now Prince-Consort Wrnhélm of Vanuku.

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Queen Mrjmai and Prince-Consort Wrnhélm at the marriage ceremony, Bennots is a former regional director of ODEN and met the Queen during his travels in Vanuku.

August 4431 - Several years ago the Queen met Kalistani citizen William P. Bennots on the set of a movie. Soon after they were seen again and at one point the press even learned that Bennots was an often seen guest at the palaces in Wiel and Banstill. A few months ago the Archduke himself, on behalf of his sister the Queen, entered the Grand Council to seek approval for the royal marriage between Her Majesty and Bennots. The Archduke, a professional soldier, pleaded to all members of parliament to allow his sister to "marry out of love". The Grand Council unanimously approved the request, honouring the wish of the late King Juhn. Archduke Wrntukai is known to have openly stated he does not wish to be the Archduke and that he will abdicate from the role as soon as his sister has a child. "Be it a boy or a girl, I think my sister has proven that gender does not decide a good ruler."

The Queen and her fiancé opted for a closed marriage with many celebrations across Vanuku. Her Majesty stated that she meant no insult to any heads of state across the globe. "The marriage between William and I was for family and friends, the celebrations are for everyone." Only a minimal amount of pictures have been made at the affair and the guest list is still not entirely known. Rumoured attendees are Crown Prince William of Hutori, Empress Mary having cited health reasons for not attending, as well as Minister Abe Hashimoto of Kalistan who attended in place of the disgraced Premier al-Khali. The Bennots family, together with all branches of the Banmek-Sntazed dynasty, were all accounted for according to insiders.

Bennots, born into one of the most influential political dynasties of Kalistan, never entered politics himself. A good student the talented Bennots made a fast career in ODEN. After several years as a regional director he resigned and opted to travel the world as a philantropist, using his connections in Kalistan and abroad to better the lives of people across the globe. Bennots however never forgot to have fun, attending many cultural events, at one of these he met the Queen. The two struck off almost instantly and seemed a natural pairing even with their opposite backgrounds. With the marriage Bennots, a self-proclaimed socialist, has now become a royal of Vanuku. In the native Wrnkaék he is now Prince-Consort Wrnhélm and will function as an important diplomatic tool of the Kingdom.



Tanks and IFV's to receive upgrade
Lessons learned from Jelbanian Crisis will be applied to mechanized units.

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The current Cheetah MBT on the right, with the upgrade developed by Royal Krmj on the left after feedback from the Land Forces.


March 4432 - While any conflict is to be avoided there are always lessons to be learned. The King Temrkai Think-Tank already showed this with their full evaluation of the Armed Forces after the end of the Jelbanian Crisis. One of the points made by the think-tank was that Vanuku's armoured vehicles were lacking. The Cheetah MBT is a licensed design from Hulstria, acquired a long time ago. With the Jelbanian Crisis the age of the design became apparent as the tanks did not function as well as they should have.

The Ministry of Defence issued a bidding contract for an upgrading package to the Cheetah MBT. The winner of the contract was Royal Krmj, with their innovative package impressing the Ministry of Defence. The latest technologies are offered in the package to improve the performance of the tank. Advanced modular armour has been added to the tank, this composite consists of nano-ceramic materials as well as titanium and steel alloys. New smoke grenade dischargers have been added all around the vehicle to set up a smokescreen within a second. Further improvements have been made to the fire control system, to improve accuracy and the rate of fire. A 360 degree periscope will give the commander of the improved tank better visibility, also added onto the periscope is thermal imaging. The machine gun on top of the tank has been turned into a remotely controlled weapon station, so no crew members have to expose themselves to added dangers in the heat of battle. The package will only add 4 tonnes to the weight of the tank, only slightly reducing the top speed.

Royal Krmj has pledged that with government funding it can fully upgrade Vanuku's tanks within 15 years.



Queen Mrjmai intervenes in Jelbanian Crisis Trial
Her Majesty petitioned the Lord Justice to alter the death sentences to life-long imprisonments.

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Lord Justice Merlékam honoured the Queen's request.

January 4433 - 1,5 years after the 'end' of Vanuku's trial of the century the legal story finally has an ending. Ever since the presumed end of the trial the former Prefect and four generals have been sitting on death row. However Lord Justice Merlékam had issued an extra investigation in the statements made by the Prefect regarding Kazulgate. The executions were to be put off until the investigation was concluded to avoid any new evidence coming to light after the deed had already been done.

Before the investigation could be finished however the Queen sent a petition to the Lord Justice. In the petition Her Majesty condemned the use of the death penalty, even though the Vanukean constitution allows it for the gravest of crimes, and requested the Lord Justice to revert his sentencing to life-long imprisonment to all five. She added onto her request by writing that "a statement has been made, all people involved are fully aware of the mistakes they have made, Lord Justice, there are times to punish and there are times to forgive but in my eyes here we can do both at once instead of only punishing these men."

While the Queen holds no formal powers the petition struck a cord with the Lord Justice who confirmed that he would be adhering to the request. "The Queen has shown she has a special regard for human life and the Supreme Court has found no reason to blatantly ignore a petition coming from our head of state. It is for these reasons that all five, including the former Prefect, will instead be incarcerated for the rest of their lives in one of the prisons of the Kingdom."
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Re: Wrntu Wrnuke! (Forwards Vanuku!)

Postby Sisyphus » Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:57 pm

Jelbanian President to Visit Vanuku
Horace Spencer to meet with Prefect Duke Noh Zhtál in Wiel For Talks Over Situation in Northern Jelbania

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Copper mining operations in northern Jelbania are among the assets Vanuku wants to protect.

February 4433 - The President of Jelbania is to visit Vanuku later this spring to discuss Vanuku's military and economic role in the north of his counry.

Horace Spencer has made it clear he wants Vanuku out, despite the Kingdom being granted special economic influence over two northern states of the Republic by the previous government.

Vanuku was forced to move troops into the area after Spencer came to power and had threatened to put all Vanukean citizens working in the country into force labour in mines. He also stated he would nationalise all Vanuku's economic operations and interests, including copper and uranium mines.

Since then the two countries have maintained frosty relations until a breakthrough earlier this year.

Spencer is expected in Wiel in late March/early April to meet with Prefect Duke Noh Zhtál. The Prefect said: "I welcome this breakthrough and look forward to welcoming President Spencer to our country. I will seek reassurances from him about the security of our people and our assets and he will wish to see our troops withdrawn. We will see how talks pan out and hopefully we can come to a mutually beneficial arrangement."
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Re: Wrntu Wrnuke! (Forwards Vanuku!)

Postby Kubrick » Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:39 pm

Countess Kez'i and Archduke visit Indrala
Government to seek closer ties with 'ancient ally'.

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Minister Kez'i in the Grand Council advocating for stronger ties with 'ancestral allies'.

April 4433 - Countess Wrntumai Kez'i, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, has traveled to Indrala to strengthen ties between the Kingdom and Empire. In an attempt to find new strong allies across the globe the Countess has stated numerous times that she believes Vanuku should seek "closer ties to those we used to have ties with". Among the nations on Kez'i's agenda are Indrala and Trigunia, two former powers that together with Vanuku once formed the monarchist power bloc of Terra: the Lion, Dragon and Bear Alliance.

Before the Jelbanian Crisis the royal families of Indrala and Vanuku had respectable ties, with gifts often being exchanged. During the crisis these relations cooled but now the government seems motivated to pick up where they once left off on behalf of the royal family. To add some monarchist sentiment to the meeting the Minister brought along Archduke Wrntukai, the acting heir of the Kingdom of Vanuku. Archduke Wrntukai, the younger brother of the Queen, is an active officer in Vanuku's Land Forces but uses his time off to assist his sister in her duties. The Queen was scheduled to accompany Countess Kez'i but had to cancel with her due date coming ever closer.

The Vanukean delegation met with Lady Wang Feihung, the Emperor's cousin. Monarchist ties across the globe were discussed and to the press both parties seemed very positive. Countess Kez'i stated that "with a future meeting scheduled with Trigunia I can very well see an old alliance rise again". The two powers are set to meet again to discuss a treaty related to trade. In the hands of Lady Feihung the Archduke also left a special gift for the Emperor, presenting her with a sword that once belonged to Temrkai Khan. The ornately decorated blade was a ceremonial weapon for the Augustan Khagan and has been in the possession of the Banmek-Sntazed dynasty for centuries. Archduke Wrntukai stated that he hoped the Emperor would add the gift to Indrala's art collection.

After their meeting with Lady Feihung the Archduke flew back to Vanuku but Minister Kez'i and her entourage lingered for a few days, allegedly meeting with representatives of the Xiandai Group and Indrala Fengyu firms. Strong rumours are indicating the Indralans are trying hard to sell their copper mines in Northern Jelbania.



Queen and Prince-Consort announce birth of baby boy
Archduke Wrntukai has abdicated in favour of his nephew.

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Queen Mrjmai and Prince-Consort William at a charity event six months ago, at this time the royal pregnancy was still a secret to the public.

June 4433 - Several months ago, after appearing less and less in public, it was announced that the Queen was pregnant. After almost two years of marriage the Queen and Prince-Consort have blessed their lives with a baby boy. According to the doctors at the St. Martinus Hospital in Wiel the baby is "in excellent health". The Queen is reportedly doing well but will need some time to recover after the delivery of the baby turned out to be a troublesome affair. "The Queen will have to be careful if she wishes to have more children in the future" is what dr. Salyzr, the personal physician of the Queen, stated in an interview.

The boy, presented to the press earlier today, has been named Juhn in honour of his grandfather. In a response to the birth of the boy the brother of the Queen, Archduke Wrntukai, immediately renounced his title and abdicated his position as heir of the Kingdom of Vanuku. Prince Wrntukai previously stated he was merely the acting heir on request of his sister. The Queen had to pick an heir within the first year of her reign, her two year younger sibling was the most obvious choice. Prince Wrntukai however will continue to focus on his military career. Little Archduke Juhn was unavailable for comment regarding his newly acquired title.



Vanuku aims for closer ties with Trigunia
Formal alliance and alleged bail out deal on the table.

June 4433 - After her successful visit to Indrala the Countess set her eyes on Trigunia. Prefect Zhtál has been in an open dialogue with the government of Trigunia regarding stronger diplomatic ties. The task of making these ambitions a reality came upon the shoulders of 'Whirlwind Wrntumai' as those at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs have been starting to call her. Countess Wrntumai Kez'i has been Minister of Foreign Affairs ever since Duke Noh Zhtál became Prefect and nobody can claim she has been sitting still during her tenure as Minister.

Currently the Minister is trying to set up a formal alliance with Trigunia based on mutual defence and trade. The Countess has cited the lingering threat of the Northern Council as one of the reasons why she wishes to formalize the ties between the two nations.

Trigunian state media have been reporting that the Trigunian economy is entering a heavy slump, with many companies nearing bankruptcy. The trade deal is rumoured to include a small bail out deal where private Vanukean companies are given incentives to invest in faltering Trigunian companies. The economic deal is set to profit both nations but will reduce Trigunian influence in their own economy.
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Re: Wrntu Wrnuke! (Forwards Vanuku!)

Postby Sisyphus » Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:08 pm

Vanukean Economy Turns The Corner
Growth Increases to 2.1 per cent by end of 4434 as government initiatives kick in

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Finance Minister Dr Ershébef Juhnsme Trmékez has welcomed the latest growth figures.

February 4435 - Latest quarterly figures show that Vanuku's economy is on the up after several years in the doldrums as a result of the Majatran Financial Crisis.

The growth figure had dropped to a 20 year low of 1.5 per cent by the Spring of 4330 as a direct result of the infamous Black Thursday Istalian stock exchange crash.

However, measures taken by the government to regulate its own stock exchanges, invest in stable commodities and open up new untapped areas of the economy helped to stabilise the situation and create a springboard for future growth. This includes opening up a new government-run and regulated recreational drugs retail industry, which has proven a big hit with consumers.

The latest figures released show that the Vanukean economy, one of the world's top four according to the Zardic Institute of International Relations, is now growing again at a faster rate than at any time in the last decade, having reached 2.1 per cent growth in the final quarter of 4434.

Forecasters predict steady, increased growth through 4435 as the government policies combined with new confidence starts to build up momentum.

Finance Minister Dr Ershébef Juhnsme Trmékez said: "I welcome the latest figures. They show we have not only steadied the ship but are now moving forwards again at a decent rate of knots and at a speed we can control. A growing and successful Vanukean economy is not only vital to people in the Kingdom but to all those who rely on trade with us around the globe."
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