News from Lodamun

Re: News from Lodamun

Postby M13 » Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:56 am

Covert Ops by Lodamese Navy in Anantonese Ocean
Minister of Defence denies any involvement
June 22, 4011

A small newspaper in Lodamun has headlined that a large Lodamese taskforce has been spotted off the coast of Ananto.
Kregon Watch published the headline yesterday. This morning it was picked up by nearly all the national newspapers. In the article the newspaper claims that the Lodamese 2nd Fleet, which is based in Norstavan, left port about two weeks ago. A reliable source even got them some photographs of ships, sailing under Lodamese ensign, passing the isle of Ananto. Ever since Lodamun has chosen to support neighbouring nation Kalistan, there has risen a lot of criticism. EVen though the Lodamese Government hasn't taken any official stance on the Kalistani claim, some nations are considering them to help and support Kalistan. The newspaper says that the current Government is willing to support Kalistan in its claim and would even be prepared for war.
According to inside information, the First Fleet based in Andalay, would also be preparing to set sail.

Minister Roose denies allegiations that his Navy is preparing for war.
Ahmad Roose adressed the press in a written communiqué.
In these times of instability, I can assure the nation, its citizens and any critic outside our borders, that the Lodamese Navy is not taking part in the conflict that might exist between Lourenne and Kalistan.
I will try to outline the situation. I hope all will understand that I cannot give specific details on place our unit for operational reasons, but nevertheless: It is true that a taskforce left port two weeks ago. They set sail in order to conduct a naval exercise that was planned two years ago. One should understand that we have invested a lot of money to modernize and preserve our fleet, and a large combined exercise was necessary to trial our vessels.
There is no reason for sorrow: the last thing I heared all is going well and the Admiral is very pleased with the results of our ships. In the next week some of these ships will execute live-firing exercises. Afterwards a large scale wargame is planned.
We do not wish to get involved in any issue that doesn't concern us, neither do we wish to provocate any nation.


Critics believe Lodamun is preparing for war. Professor Drankorgel, specialist in warfare, assures the public that Lodamun is not ready for war.
While the Minister of Defence has done a great job, in my opinion, to modernize the Navy, his forces lack exercise and training. I am confident that the Minister is speaking the truth about the current situation. He wishes to get the Navy fully operational by the end of this year, after which he will concentrate on his airforce and the Army. The Army needs a large investment, being neglected for a couple of years. While the ships currently at sea are actually fitted with all weaponry and hot warheads, going to war now would be a stupid move.
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Re: News from Lodamun

Postby M13 » Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:37 pm

President Devis in hospital
April 3, 4414

President Devis is in hospital after she has been attacked outside her office.
Because of the swift reaction of her bodyguards, she could be saved. But it doesn't look good. She has many stabbing wounds and has suffered some beating. She will survive and will recover, but she will have to work from her hospital bed for a while.
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Re: News from Lodamun

Postby M13 » Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:29 am

LNC under attack
unknown organisation spreads lies

Lots and lots of lies are being spread nowadays. Many concerning the LNC program, others about the true cause of the battle of the Strait.
A yet unknown organization is trying to get the public to loose confidence in the Lodamese Nationalist Committee. They are spreading flyers which say that LNC is re-arming and is trying to start a war on the Seleyan continent. They have also spread the rumours that the Battle of the Strait, were Lodamun lost one of its frigates, was an 'apetizer' for a serious conflict yet to come.
The organisation has threatened to use violence on both public as private installations. They claim responsibility for the attack on LNC Representative and current President Silke Devis. This organisation will not quit untill LNC and all of its members are demolished.
Minister of Internal Affairs and Secretary-General for LNC Christopher Wolts has ordered an investigation and has denied LNC to be on warpath: "We are currently trying to get peace with the nations on our east. We might be Nationalists, but we are also peaceseekers."
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Re: News from Lodamun

Postby M13 » Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:34 pm

President honours new Son of Lodamun
August 4, 4414

Port Golavia- Two members of the Lourennais Navy were welcomed in Presidium today. They were there after the Presidium had accepted their nomination for the military medal Son of Lodamun unanimously. The two men, Commandant Laponte and Commandant Grenadine, both commanding officers of one of Lourennes naval ships had called for a ceasefire after a Lodamese frigate sank during the Battle of the Strait. They immediately commenced a search and rescue operation in the vicinity to search for survivors. Unfortunately, none of the 12 missing sailors could be recovered. Nevertheless, President Devis honoured the bravery and galantry of the two men.
She said: "Le peuple de Lodamun vous remercie pour les choix que vous avez faites ce jour-là. Même si on n'a pas retrouvé aucun des 12 marins, vos actions ont évité un véritable massacre. Ce nomination pour cette médaille indique que vous auriez une place dans nos coeurs, pour l'éternité. Aujourd'hui, il s'agit d'une journée historique, car vous êtes les premières personnes qui ne sont pas citoyens de notre pays à reçevoir cette médaille. Il me reste que vous remercier."
(The people of Lodamun thank you for the choices you have made on that specific day. Although you haven't recovered any of the 12 missing sailors, your actions have avoided a true massacre. This nomination shows that you both have conquered a place in our hearts, untill the end of times. Today we witness a historical moment, since you are the first non-citizens of Lodamun to receive this medal. There's nothing left for me to do but to thank you."
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Re: News from Lodamun

Postby M13 » Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:43 pm

Nation in uproar? Or terrorist act?
August 9, 4414

There have been riots all over Lodamun the last few days. In many cities there were acts of vandalism, in some cases there were gunfights and there were even a few bombings of installations.
President Devis has called for calm. She made a statement this morning, a very open and honest one:
"We have received threats for some time now of a terrorist group that claims this government is 'selling' its country. When I honoured two Lourennese naval officers a few days ago, the threats became very disturbing. The group sent us a message which said that they would throw over the nation and let anarchy rule. We didn't even consider that to be possible. But then the violence began, the bombings began, ... I would like to ask all of our citizens to have faith in the Government. We are doing all we can to solve this issue. We will conquer this evil."
The military has not yet been mobilized, but the Minister of Internal Affairs said that that was just a matter of time.
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Re: News from Lodamun

Postby M13 » Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:05 pm

President shocks the nation
Political landscape will change forever
August 21, 4414

President Devis made a statement on national television yesterday evening. She was very emotional and looked tired. Some people say she hasn't had a good night's rest for a fortnight.

"Dear Citizens of Lodamun, I adress you as President of the 2nd Great Democratic Republic of Lodamun.
All of you know that there have been many problems in our nation the last few weeks, and many of us have been living in fear for the last few weeks. I can announce to you that the reign of terror will be over soon. Please allow me to enlighten you. We have received many threats, which became more threatening the last few days. An unknown group, who call themselves HR, has expressed its wish to see the LNC, the largest fraction in our nation, to step out of the Presidium. This group claims LNC is responsible for the deaths of 12 of our soldiers, and that LNC wants war in Seleya. I can assure you that is a lie. We are doing everything in our might to create a solid peace arrangement with Lourenne. Now, the group has threatened to bomb a public place in each of our Provinces every day, starting on September 1st, if LNC refuses to step out of politics. They even threatened to jeopardize the peace talks in Valois, and said they could and would attack there as well.
That I cannot tolerate. I haven't got any answers left, and I have discussed the situation with my party officials and those of the other parties. We have taken the decision to dissolve the Lodamese Nationalist Committee. I have asked the other parties in Presidium to start making arrangements for new elections, and for the time being, all LNC politicians will remain in office to prepare the handover of their ministries. Wishing to respect our legislation, I will remain in office by name, but I have decided that Minister of Foreign Affairs James McAvoy will take over my duties, serving as acting-President.
Last thing left for me to do is to thank all of you for the trust and the support, thanks to both coalition partners and opposition parties for the constructive work we have done together and thanks to my friends and family of LNC.
By finishing this statement, I will no longer be your President, LNC no longer exists and Lodamun will become a peaceful place again.
I wish you all the best of luck!"

Silke Devis has signed the papers to hand over the executive power of her function to Minister McAvoy. This is the end of an era.
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Re: News from Lodamun

Postby LarsO » Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:54 pm

Lodamun Labour Party wins 4422 election, Liberal Progressives take Presidency

The Lodamun Labour Party remains the largest party in the Presidium. The LLP loses 34 seats, mostly due new parties entering the Presidium. With the 181 seats the LLP has considerable more seats than the second party, the Liberal Progressives, who recieved 101 seats. When asked about which cabinet the LLP wishes to form, LLP leader Cathy Durand had the following to say: "The LLP has worked together and upheld a pleasant relationship with the PSP for the last 4 years, we managed to achive much of our plans and ideas. It would be logical for the LLP to look at them for a coalition partner." The cabinet of the LLP and PSP lost its majority after the election, just falling short of the 300 seats needed to get a majority. Political pundits say that the LLP will most likely ask the new Secular Humanist Party, as that party stands close to both the PSP and LLP.

Even though the LLP managed to win the elections for the Presidium, the LLP lost the race for the Presidency. The Liberals with help of the new Republican Party managed to secure the Presidency. Former President Kate Cohen had this:"Of course I am saddend that I won't be able to continue my work as president for the Lodamun people, but I have great faith in my successor. We may not always see eye to eye and we have our differences, but our loyalty to Lodamun unites us."

Full election results below:
4422 Election
    1. Lodamun Labour Party - 181 seats - -34
    2. Liberal Party - 101 seats - -92
    3. Progressive Socialist Party - 92 - -11
    4. Republican Party - 72 - +72
    5. New Green Party of Lodamun - 52 - -36
    6. National-Socialist Lodamun Workers Party - 51 - +51
    7. Secular Humanist Party - 50 - +50

The Lodamun Labour Party won the provinces of Golavia and Kregon. The Republican Party won the provinces of Andalay and Norstavan. The Liberal Progressives won the province of Rapula.
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Re: News from Lodamun

Postby LarsO » Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:12 pm

Lodamun to modernize fleet and army
Minister of Defence asks for development of new destroyer-class

Port Golavia - 12 February 4423 Minister Kemp of Defence has put forth a multi-year plan to modernize Lodamun's fleet and army. Yesterday the minister asked the Presidium for approval of the funding for the modernization. Part of the plan is to reserve 2,5 billion LOD of the defence budget each year and put this in the so called Army Modernization Fund. The money put in this fund will be used for purchase and development of new equipment for the armed forces of Lodamun. In four years the minister hopes to modernize the navy, which Kemp included in the proposal. The navy will be expanded with three Kregon-class frigates, along with the purchase of those vessels the minister also asked for funding for the futher development and purchase of two Golavia-class destroyers. "A total investment of 5,75 billion LOD over the comming 4 years will give Lodamun a powerful navy. The Golavia-class will be amongst the most modern ships one can find on Terra. These expenses are necessery, the current ships of the fleet are getting outdated and aren't up to the tasks they need to fulfil." The Liberal Progressives stated that they want a special committee of members of all parties in the Presidium to oversee the renewal program.

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OOC:
Kregon-Class equivalent to the Karel Doorman-class
Golavia-Class equivalent to the Type 45 Destroyer
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Re: News from Lodamun

Postby LarsO » Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:49 am

Cabinet formed
Lodamun Labour Party, Progressive Socialist Party and the Secular Humanist Party reach an agreement

20 April 4423 - Port Golavia Lodamun recieved a new cabinet, the cabinet formed by a coalition of the LLP, PSP and SHP, recieved approval by the Presidium yesterday. After several months of negotiation the parties reached a agreement and backing of the majority of the Presidium. For the past 4 years the LLP and PSP formed a coalition, after the election the PSP and LLP just fell short of the 300 seats needed to get a majority. The two parties invited the new Secular Humanist Party to join the coalition. The coalition will work on modernizing and expanding the military of Lodamun and want to raise the age of adulthood to 18 in Lodamun. Cathy Durand, the party leader of the LLP will not take a seat in the cabinet and remain in the benches of the Presidium: "Our presidential candidate, Kate Cohen, lost the election to James Montague of the Liberals, in Lodamun the President also chairs the cabinet meetings and is Head of Government. For this reason I think my place would be in the Presidium leading the LLP." Our political correspondent, Charles Terran had this to say on the newly formed coalition: "Even though the parties managed to get an agreement, that doesn't mean the comming years will be easy. The SHP has been rewarded with Health and Social Services and Education and Culture, powerful ministries with the two largest budgets of all the departments and important issues and intrests. The PSP and LLP are taking some sort of a risk putting the new kid on the block on those departments. The SHP ministers will really need to prove themselves. Also the Head of Government can cause tension. The Liberal Progressives and Lodamun Labour Party/Progressive Socialist Party are bitter rivals. With the Liberals calling the Progressive Socialists the lapdogs of the LLP and putting up fierce opposition to LLP/PSP policy and the LLP accusing the Liberals of malicious privatization lust, the chance that there will be a friendly relationship between the Head of Government and the cabinet is very small."
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Re: News from Lodamun

Postby LarsO » Sun Jul 15, 2018 1:42 pm

May out!
Premier Bella May (LP) resigns over constant disagreement with cabinet.

14 February 4424 - Port Golavia The Liberal Progressive Bella May resigned from the office of Premier. May held the office from the election of 4422 still february. May said in the press release: "I couldn't continue supporting a government that continuously goes against my own and my party's interests, I have tried remaining to promote the stability of the country, but found myself unable to keep this position." After the election and cabinet formation many expected it would be a uneasy relationship. May's party, the Liberal Progressives and the parties in the cabinet, especially the LLP and PSP, are not known to be friends. Yet with the Lodamun constitution the party which wins the Presidency also wins the office of Head of Government. For the LLP and PSP this resignation comes as a pleasant suprise, the Presidium recently voted for a constitution change seperating the office of Head of Government and the Presidency. This change in the constitution allows for the cabinet to propose it's own Head of Government. With the LLP being the largest party this honor will most likely go to LLP leader Cathy Durand, which had this to say:"The LLP is very happy with the decision of May to resign, Lodamun deserves a cabinet who can focus on the problems in our nation and not on the latest outbursts of the Premier. May is a hawkish figure, the LLP was suprised that the Liberals even put her forward as candidate for Premier. The resignation only shows that our doubts were correct."
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