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Postby General.M » Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:30 am

MateShipping increasing marketshare by buying partners
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Nándor Rácz's former ship, now owned by MateShipping

Endravaros - MateShipping has started to increase its marketshare by buying their former partners, which payed a small fee to be included in the MateShipping algorythm. These small fees have been heavily increased to encourage their partners to sell their companies. Not without controverse, as 'social democrats' are complaigning that MateShipping is trying to become a monopoly by exploiting the smaller family companies.

We visited Nándor Rácz, owner of Rácz Nyrt when we talked to him some years ago when MateShipping started offering access to the algoryth. He accepted the offer, and now regrets that decission. Rácz: "When I signed up for the MateShipping, it was the idea to expand my business. But when most small shipping companies like mine used the algoryth, and therefore also most customers, MateShipping increased the feas. It got so far that we eventually had to pay a percentage of our revenue. Eventually the company wasn't profitable anymore, but we couldn't stop using MateShipping's algoryth, or we would lose all customers. That was when MateShipping offered to buy our company. And, yes, I agreed eventually."
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More than 60 small family companies have been bought by MateShipping, and with a new rise of fees coming next month, we assume that more companies will be taken over by the giant that is now MateShipping. This, controvesial and smart move has made MateShipping the second biggest shipping company, after Istalian-Selucian Hasan Aeductus World Shipping.
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Re: Zyldavian Times / Kizenian Star

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March 4384
Eplorator expands its lineup with new versions of the Viata
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The standart Viata changing in the new EL Viata

Portul Occidental - Explorator has revealed the new versions of the Viata. Just as the Liberta, the Viata gets the EL (Explorator Luxury) and EP (Explorator Performance) treatement. The EP Viata is still a budget car, but the EL Viata really upgrades the old Viata into a very luxury car. This will really make Explorator able to compete with the premium brands, as they are mostly specialised in cheaper 'peoples' cars.

The EL Viata gets a digital instrument cluster and the infotainment system. Leather, wood, and a sound system round off the upgrades on the inside where the central air vents have been removed to make room for R-Link. Stepping outside of the tuxedo-wearing Viata, the car gets LED headlights flanking a new grille with metallic accents and upper squares reminiscent of the Liberta SUV. Keen eyes will also notice the radar incorporated into the front bumper, which also hosts a pair of large fog lights with a metallic trim.

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Riding slightly lower than the normal Viata, which has been made possible by a better, smaller suspension, the EL Viata gets two-tone larger alloy wheels and comes with sleek door handles that sit flush with the body. Moving at the back, the lower section of the bumper has been modified to accommodate dual exhaust tips, while the taillights are interconnected through an full-width light bar on top of which a chrome piece of trim has been added.

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The EP Viata on the other hand is cheaper, but sporty coupe. The EP Viata lower and shorter with sporty bumpers and flared wheel arches housing big wheels. The three car lineup (and a van) is the smallest lineup of the biggest carbrands in terra, but with both the Viata and Liberta getting EL and EP ranges, the number increases to a small 7. This comes with a big manufactoring advantage, as Explorator doesn't have to buy lots of equipment for every car, or version. But still, Explorator needs an increase in production facilities, as Explorator only has its big green facility in Indrala, which provides the Seleyan market of cars, and the enormous facilities in Kizenia, which rovide cars for the rest of terra.

But as shipping costs rise as the distance between Keris and the other continents is too big for cheap cars, Explorator will build more facilities, starting unexpectedly in Dankuk. With terra leaving Dankuk, Dankuk's foreign trade is breaking down. But at the same time it means a lot of cheap, empty production facilities, and a population that will do anything for a job. While some say it is immoral and exploiting, you can't deny that it might be a very smart move to get such a cheap facility. That is, if there will not be any sanctions against Dankuk, because if that happens, Explorator is stuck with production facilities it can't use for the foreign market, and can't sell. Who will know, is it a smart move, or a dangerous gamble.




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March 4384
Confederal delegation will attend the Indralan Economic Forum (IEF)
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The Indralan Economic Forum will be attended by a big delegation of the Confederation. CEO's of big international companies in the Confederation will attend the IEF, just as two ministers and a representative of the Alliance of Liberals (AL), former High Chancellor Serban Mihaili. As the Confederation's ties with Indrala are very good, companies and politicians hope that the IEF will result in more economic deals.

From the government, Minister of Trade and Industry Ms. Hanna Antal hopes to show other foreign guests what the Indrala-New Endralon Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement (4356) has brought Indrala, and that they will also agree to such a deal with the Confederation. After the increase of Indralan tourists, Minister of Enviroment and Tourism Mrs. Lili Kapolcs will try to hold on to that number, and maybe increase it. Foreign Minister Mr. Anghel Iacobescu will also accompany the Confederal delegation, but as many diplomatic activities are, we do not exactly know what his role is.However, we can guess that he will try to find allies in the war against Medina, and try to get the Indralan support for Resolution 56. AL member of honour, and former High Chancellor will also visit the IEF, and report back to the AL.

The business of the Confederation is also well representated. Mayor visitors are Mr. Marcel Serbanescu, CEO of Explorator, which has a massive factory in Indrala, and Mr. Milán Máté, Founder and CEO of MateShipping. MateShipping is also owned for 25% by Indralan investing TQ Group, and since shipping is all about international and economy, it may not come as a surprise that MateShipping will also be a sponsor of the event. CEO of healthcare company Cancon, Trigunian national Mr. Dubov Lukyan Grigorievich will be there to see if Cancon can open a research facility in the highly educated Indrala. While the Confederation is a great place for companies to invest, they are lagging a bit behind when it comes to education (OOC: Translates as I need to do some education RP). In summary, the hopes are high for the Confederation, but we will see what happens.

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Re: Zyldavian Times / Kizenian Star

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4384
The Confederation assigned to lead the Northern Council peacekeeping mission
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A Confederal PF-24 in the bombing campaign

Cetatea Albâ - The Confederation has been assigned to lead the peacekeeping mission in name of the Northern Council when the war in Bianjie is over. The Confederation is already helping in the Northern Council bombing campaign. More planes have flown to Lourenne to increase the bombing, and all three sides are really feeling the pain of the bombings.

As the Confederation has just joined the Northern Council after competing with the Northern Council as KEDA, the Confederation is eager to prove themself that they can lead a big operation. The Confederation is already active in the region, with missions in Statrica after the Statrican Civil War. But the Confederation has never taken such a big mission, as the operation now involves multiple nations from the Northern Council. But the Confederation is confident that it can execute this mission.

Atleast, if the mission will happen. While the bombing has increased, and all sides are now really fighting everybody, a peace solution is not closer. And without peace, there is no peacekeeping mission. For now the Northern Council will keep bombing to try to push all sides in a peace conference.
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Re: Zyldavian Times / Kizenian Star

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August 4384
Confederal soldiers arrive as War Reparation bill is passed
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These Confederal soldiers have just landed an will soon be transported to Utembo

Lanta, Rozna-Statrica - The Confederal soldiers have arrived in southern Statrica, in the capital of the Rozna region, Lanta. Here, more than 45.000 soldiers have landed on the airport. Gouped in military camps near the border with Utembo, they have been waiting for the autorisation to get to Utembo to attack the southern part of Utembo and the Medinese Empire. With most equipment now here in Statrica, the main command in Cetatea Albâ has authorised Operation Silver Scorpion, which includes the invasion of southern Utembo and the push to Medina.

Now, 125 KT-86M1 tanks, 100 VDM Infantry Fighting Vehicles for mountain warfare, and 50 OTROM self propelled artillery systems have been flown to Statrica. Combined with lots of other equipment the 1st part of the 2nd Division is battle ready. More planes have arrived in Lourenne, which will not only help in the war against Medina but also in the bombing mission against Bianjie. The Lourennias airports and facilities are way more developed than the ones of Utembo and Statrica. Those advantages outweight the disadvantage of the increased distance to targets. Helicopter bases are located in Statrica and will be moved to Utembo if those ports are good enough.

On the naval side, the 2nd and 5th are stationed in Statrica where they will later attack Medina. The 4th, which was send first to Statrica, is close to entering the New World Straight, and will go to the Vascanian Sea to block all trade from and to Medina and Tropica. The navy is confident it will succeed, as the Confederal ships are better and more modern. There is not much to fear about the Medinese Navy, as most of their ships are coastal defence ships. However, Tropica as an island is harder. Tropica has a decent submarine fleat, and that might be a problem. But Admiral Moculescu has all thust in his ships sonars. He will command the 4th from the Whale Class Cruiser 'Endravaros'.

Back in Statrica, the scorched earth policy in Meigafia and Galevo by Medina has really left its mark in the Statrican economy and society. Weeks after the retreat Statrican intelligence services already noticed increased activities in dangerous socialists and monarchist groups which do not support the government. They even claim that Statrica created the war themself to attack Medina. And with the southern economy in ruins and citizens without jobs or houses, theirr call is being heard. To discourage this the Confederation has just passed a War Reparation Bill, which will provide both Statrica and wartorn Egelion with 10 billion New Endralonian Dollars. It will be used to rebuild the infrastructure.
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Re: Zyldavian Times / Kizenian Star

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September 4384
Disaster Strikes!
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We have received this video recorded by a drone. This was the first sunken ship.

New World Strait – Shocking news has just arrived at the Zyldavian Times / Kizenian Star. The 4th Strike Group, which went to the New World Strait, has come in contact with the enemy and has received extreme damage. Reportedly Tropican submarines have attacked the Strike Group, commanded by admiral Moculescu. 6 warships were sunken by Medinese and Tropican Forces.

When the 4th arrived at the center of the New World Strait, a ship was hit by a torpedo. It was only seconds before that when the sonar of the CNEKKS Endravaros cruiser noticed a suspected submarine. Commander Moculescu immediatly knew he was in trouble and alerted the main command in the Confederation. When the 4th went in the strait, Tropican subarines followed keeping enough distance between them and the 4th. In the centre the Medinese navy, assisted by the Tropican navy blocked the path. But before the 4th could open fire and clear the path, a Tiania frigate was destroyed by a incoming torpedo (as seen above). All 270 sailors died.

An estimated 24 submarines of the Tropican navy attacked the 4th, 20 from the back in the west, 4 supported the navies of Medina and Tropica. Immediatly a big fight emerged, with a enormous amount of torpedos coming from the west, while the 4th was using all its anti submarine weapons. While aproximatly 10 submarines were sunken by the 4th, the losses on the Confederal side are unacceptable. Of the 4 frigates, 3 destroyers, 2 submarines and one cruiser, only 2 destroyers, 1 frigate and both submarines could get away. And that is only because the navies of Medina and Tropica in the east weren't strong enough to block the 4th long enough. Those navies, approximatly 4 frigates, 3 corvettes and an unknown number of submarines, were completely destroyed. While the CNEKKS Endravaros did make it to get away, when the surviving part of the fleet flead west, the CNEKKS Endravaros was hit at the last moment by a anti ship missile, fired by a already sinking Medinese frigate. Admiral Moculescu who was on that ship has not been heard from. It is guessed that he went under with the ship. After the ships got away 1 more APS-19 Class Destroyer sank because of its damage, the sailors on that ship were able to get away and board other ships. The Confederation has announced a day of mourning because of the loss of 1493 sailors, although some might be captured by Tropica or Medina when they fled the sinking ships. But the amount of people captured are limited, as all Medinese ships were destroyed and also had to be saved by the submarines which have limited room.

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The sinking CNEKKS Endravaros

List of losses:
    1 Whale Class Cruiser: 400 sailors
    1 Kuzaki Class Destroyer: 280 sailors
    1 Dracul Class Frigate: 273 sailors
    2 Tiania Class Frigate: 270 x 2 sailors
    Total 1493 sailors dead or captured
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Re: Zyldavian Times / Kizenian Star

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February 4385
Explorator buys Vulpe Masina
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Tuneculme, Tilarnia - Vulpe Masina, the brand you might remember from Formula1, has been bought by the car manufactoring giant Explorator. While they were real competitors years ago, Vulpe Masina slowly broke down while Explorator grew to become a huge international brand. Last year there were already rumours that Vulpe Masina was in financial trouble, and that a bankruptcy could soon come. But with the selling of the company, the brand is saved.

The problem with Vulpe Masina was that they were trying to sell cheap cars but they weren't cheap enough to compete with the cheaper Explorator cars. And the extra quality you got with buying a Vulpe Masina car wasn't enough to justify the higher price. If you wanted to pay such a price you could also buy a Bönning car. The only profitable market Vulpe Masina had was the performance cars Vulpe Masina made. And that is exactly what Explorator misses. While they were able to make great luxury cars from their cheap cars, the EP (Explorator Performance) line was less succesfull. The EP Liberta was only performing off road, and while some described the EP Viata as a back to basics coupe, other reviewers called it a poverty spec car trying to be something it just wasn't made to be.

Explorator will resque the brand, and we expect that they will invest in the high performance part of the company. With this purchase Explorator will be able to compete at all levels of the automobile market, with Explorator in the cheap and luxury car market, and Vulpe Masina in the performance part.

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Re: Zyldavian Times / Kizenian Star

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January 4387
2nd & 5th Strike Group secure Vascanian Sea

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A ship from the 5th Strike Group launching a cruise missile.

Vascanian Sea - The 2nd and 5th + undamaged ships from the 2nd have succeeded the mission which the 2nd was assigned to do. They have control over the Vascanian Sea, and can therefore block the trade and shipments between Tropica and Medina. Another possibility is that they attack the Medinese military factories, using ship-fired cruisemissiles. An tgey are using this possibility, and have attacked multiple military facilities and important infrastructure like airports and bridges.

This time the Tropican and Medinese navies weren't able to win. Already weakened, and against 2 Strike Groups (+ 2nd SG ships) instead of 1, the Tropican submarines quickly went away, and the resting fleet was quickly destroyed. With the Vascanian Sea under allied control, the Dankuks will have a hard time trying to bring the promised military equipment to Medina.

On the ground the Confederation is also making progress. After obtaining approval from the Utembo government, the Confederation is now cooperating closely with the Talmorian command. While the Talmorian army takes the east and the coast as they are with more troops and better supply lines, the Confederation is taking the less populated west. The Confederal Airforce is supporting votg the east and the west sides of the conflict. For now there hasn't been a lot of fighting in the west, but things might soon change with regional capital Gallana nearby.

OOC: Gallana is complete improvisation, just saying.

High Chancellor Molnár warns: "Dankuk one inch away from sanctions."
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An Explorator factory in Dankuk with parked Explorator Liberta's

Cetatea Albâ - Dankuk might be in trouble if they keep going as they are. That is the message of High Chancellor Molnár in a speach broadcasted on television. "We can't allow this behaviour for much longer. If Dankuk actually sends support to Medina we will be forced to sanction them."

It is actually about time the Confederal governmenr issues these threats, as Dankuk has been sparring with Northern Council ally Kazulia and already stated support for Medina. The only reason that the Confederation is not sanctioning Dankuk already is that Explorator has production facilities thete which they don't want to risk. But Explorator will survive if they have to abandon Dankuk, but the same might not be said about Dankuk. Already sanctioned by neighbour Kazulia and strong economies nearby as Indrala, the Explorator facilities were finally good news, especially as Indralan companies were just abandoning the nation. If Explorator leaves Dankuk, their economy will take a serious hit.

And that might come soon, because if Dankuk abides the military treaty with Medina, which they just signed, Confederal troops will actually fight against Imperial Dankukin forces.
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Re: Zyldavian Times / Kizenian Star

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August 4388
Confederation tries to block all air supplies coming to Medina, while Allied Forces make slow progress in Medina
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Medina - The sea blockade is working great, but Istapali has managed to fly in 3000 elite troops to support Medina. The Confederation now tries to also block all air routes to Medina. With advanced long range AA missiles on the ships also assigned with the sea blockade, flown in support will get a hard time trying to go to Medina.

On the ground things aren't getting way better. Medina is giving strong resistance, the Confederation hasn't brought all their troops to the front line for an unknown reason and helicopter air support is very limited by Medinese portable anti air launchers. And most of all the allied command has given orders to limit casualties as much as possible, which has been the reason why General Hagi has issued a statement "rather fall back than push back." Only positive side is that the Lourrenais soldiers have arrived, and are cooperating closely with the Talmorian army.
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October 4388
Tropican capital New Kosmos in Confederal hands after daring naval landing
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More Confederal soldiers and supplies are shipped to Tropica

New Kosmos - All possible amphibious efforts were used in this daring, and shocking naval operation Sea Mammoth. It resulted in the capture of tge King Kaleel I, most of the Tropican parliament, ministers and army command. The biggest operation so far in the Confederal war campaign, this is finally the great succes General Hagi was eager for.

At 2 am, 12 Nest Class Landing Ships landed near New Kosmos, 5 on each side of the city (Group A1 & Group A2), and 2 in the east near the military airfield (Group B). Each ship carried 340 troops and 10 Main Battle Tanks. The 100 tanks and 3400 troops quickly surrounded the city, while the 20 tanks and 680 troops surrounded the airfield. The tanks stayed near the landing places in fear of being discovered. When the troops surrounded the city, the 24 Eagle Class Landing Craft (Group C), each carrying 50 troops and 2 APC's, landed almost in the city. Then, the 1200 troops and 48 APC's slowly invaded the city, while Group A closed the ranks and blocked everybody from leaving the city. Group C captured the airfield, while from 3 Martivaros Class Support Ship 18 helicopters supported the invasion by placing Fire Teams in important locations and giving fire support.

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At 3:14 am the king, Kaleel I, was placed under Confederal custody. At 3:21 the army command was in Confederal control. At 4 pm most of the city was in Confederal hands. Everything went perfect in the plan. With no wind, the landing ships could easily get to the coast. Some rain prevented lots of people being on the street. All the invading troops, 5280, were or special forces or elite mountain warfare troops. They were clothed in Tropican-like camoclothing, distinguishable by soldiers, but not for normal civilians. All this contributed to the fact that the landing party wasn't discovered. Kalkalistan was involved in the operation as base from where the invasion force started. Kalkalistan has stated that they feared the expansionism by Medina and its protectorates.

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The days before operation Sea Mammoth were very important. Some disaffectionate Tropican officers stationed in Tropican coast radars sabotaged the radar and made sure the ships could get to Tropica unnoticed. The invasion wasn't expected by Tropica, the Confederal fleet didn't even get to Tropica, it was stationed near Medina and was firing all cruise missiles to Medina. Lots of Tropican soldiers are still statiobed in Medina, and can't help with the defence of the rest of Tropica. That defence will be very hard, with no central command, air support or coordination between units.
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