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Postby Maxington » Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:03 am

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Paradigm shift forces Ground Forces reorganisation
Internal reorganisation programme aims to orient armed forces towards preparedness for new threats.
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♕:A Samaritan 2 main battle tank of 2nd Battalion, Royal Armoured Regiment, during combat exercises.
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The Luthorian Armed Forces is expected to undergo a massive overhauling, including structural changes and the implementation of practical technologies and the formation of a new doctrine that would alter the way the Luthorian Armed Forces wages conflicts, trains and communicates on a strategic basis. This was announced by the Office of the Chief of Defence, who placed an emphasis on the importance of the reorganisation of the armed forces amid the shifting international landscape. According to an official from Carlton House, although the Luthorian Armed Forces was in the process of transitioning for defensive to expeditionary, various structural elements from its period of "total and unconditional defence" remain and are actively plaguing the combat effectiveness and general structure of the armed forces. One of these core issues come in the distribution of troops within the armed forces. Due to the fact that previously commanders have placed an extreme emphasis on the defence of Luthori, the nation's rapid reaction capabilities has been significantly reduced. Although it has been cited that the size of the Imperial Marines had been "feasible," Admiral Lucas McCarthy stated that the Imperial Marines must be expanded.

According to an official from the Office of the Chief of Defence, although the global landscape is changing, the chances of squaring off with a rival military has not been reduced but has increased as the armed forces takes on intensified international obligations. “The Armed Forces, specifically the Land Forces are a huge mass of troops and adapting them to the conditions of modern warfare is expensive and difficult,” an official from the Ministry of Defence stated. The armed forces has spent the last millennia securing its strategic interests and putting into motion various contingency plans for specific scenarios expected within their respective environments. This spans from the Arctic to the nation's regional obligations. The nation's involvement in various international alliance, notably the Northern Council acts also as a catalyst for this much needed reorganisation. Although the threat of organised paramilitary organisation hangs over the head of the armed forces as it is surrounded by nations that promote the idea (whilst it is an offence to form or be a member of a paramilitary/militia organisation), the reorganisation intends on taking this factor into consideration greatly as the nation seeks to expand its involvement in international specifically in the fight against international communism and fascism.

The reorganisation programme is intended to focus on placing the armed forces in a position that would enable for it to capitalise on its current equipment. According to the MoD, the armed forces needs to "shake off" its defensive posture and champion its expeditionary posture. Minister of Defence, Graham Whitehead stated that the procurement of additional combat equipment, was not done as a means of adding the aesthetics of the armed forces. He stated that although the armed forces had utilised the equipment, it had been done in a manner in which one would say is reminiscent of a defence force rather than an expeditionary armed forces. This defensive tendency could also be tied to the fact that the armed forces has ran into multiple issue whether it pertains to oversees deployment and its mobilisation to conflict zone outside of Artania. It has been argued that the armed forces' mobilisation and deployment to conflict zones within the region is something other nations are actively attempting to mimic, however the downfall lies in deployments outside of the region, where logistics comes into play. It is hoped that the reorganisation programme addresses the issue and brings the aforementioned issues to an end.

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Postby Maxington » Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:21 am

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Foreign Minister offers economic plan to unify divided Artania
Dorvik 2nd nation of FM's international tour; discussion regional integration and trade in Haldor.
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♕:Foreign Minister's arrival in Haldor comes signal to the Dorvish Government of Luthori's return to regional politics.
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Foreign Minister Grace Hammerfield landed in Dorvik, making it the 2nd nation of her international tour of reassurance and relationship strengthening, to discuss matters pertaining to trade and regional integration. Amidst the decline of Luthori's role in the international domain, the government in Haldor has assumed the principle position as "guarantor of Artania". With populism on the rise in several nations within the region, the sentiment of regional integration is becoming increasingly stronger in the more globalist nations including Dorvik, Rutania and Luthori. The Foreign Minister is speaking with members of the media stated that amidst the rise of populism in a region which clearly needs closer cooperation, nations must push back against the tide, citing that export-oriented economies such as Luthori's are extremely dependent in globalisation and has benefited greatly from free trade and increasing interconnectedness throughout the world. The Foreign Minister is stretching her hands not only to the government in Haldor when she is championing regional integration but to governments in Malivia, Kirlawa, Dundorf and Narikaton. In pushing for regional integration she stated she wants to appeal to the more penny-pinching, economically beleaguered nations of the region, pushing for increased multi-partisan involvement in the shaping a more united Artania.

In discussing regional integration with President Volker Reigmsund von Rohr-Mauss, the Foreign Minister stated that a political union was not feasible. She cited the fact that within Artania exist nations who would view the sentiment of regional integration through a political union as a direct threat to their national sovereignty. The Foreign Minister prior to her visit spoke to several leaders of Artanian nations where she discussed the formation of a customs union for Artania. In speaking with these leaders she stated that a customs union would not compromise of sovereignty of the nations existing within it and will serve its principle purpose of promoting trade and economic cooperation effectively. In recognising that forming a customs unions would need extreme amounts of effort, cooperation and trust, Hammerfield stated that Dorvik (as Artania's strongest economy) needs to understand that they will have to contribute more than others. Her plan, unlike those championed by governments in Haldor prior to now, stands a chance of forming the basis for a potential political union. The Foreign Minister stated that Luthori will pledge around 1 Billion LPD to the formation of the proposed customs union. Whilst she championed the formation of a capital market union, she stated that such a move would need level of integration which the region wasn't ready nor equipped for. She stated that in the eventual future it is her intention to gather the nations of Artania to discuss its formation and hopefully eventual implementation.

Aside from discussing regional integration, Hammerfield discussed increased trade between Luthori and Dorvik. As mentioned prior, the Dorvish economy is the largest in Artania and with the Lord Chancellor Anthony Simpson-Dyers seeking to enhance Luthori's economic potential, Dorvish investment into Luthori was discussed. As outlined by the Finance Minister Lily-Mae Fishburn's The Fishburn Papers 1 (Strategies for the Future of the Luthorian Economy), support for increased bilateral agreements between partners was stressed. In wanting to the sentiment that Luthori possessed a specialised economy, the Finance Minister and Foreign Minister are pushing for foreign investment into Luthori to make such a visualisation possible. Finance Minister Fishburn introduced a financial potential target to the Imperial Diet stating than Luthori must make over 150 Billion LPD from exports and trade by 4525. Business with Dorvik could potential see Luthori reach this target earlier than expected with the possibility of surpassing the target cap by a large margin.

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Re: Luthori Central News Network

Postby Maxington » Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:33 pm

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New Government announces sweeping economic reforms
New Government announces sweeping economic reforms; vows to mount innovation and productivity.
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Lord Chancellor Adrian Walker speaking before the Liberal Democratic Party.
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By Ian Rickman in Fort William
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Lord Chancellor Adrian Walker's government is to embark on its first of many rounds of economic reforms aimed at boosting the general performance of smaller companies/start up firms. A legislation currently in the Imperial Diet is designed to ease restrictions on small companies — including increasing government support for innovative ventures. The legislation's principle purpose would be the boost competitiveness among small businesses and would seek to assist small businesses in pushing their innovation and products through local, regional and international markets. The reforms are apart of the Walker government's promise to liberalise the economy through several rounds of privatisation. Under previous administrations various companies both small and large, had been nationalised and with a conservative government at the helm, the privatisation of said nationalised companies will most likely occur within the next few months. Under previous administrations utilities such as water and electricity had been nationalised under fears of a foreign take over by private companies however, Walker has moved to privatise these utility sectors stated that through the liberalisation of the utilities sector, competitiveness echoes through all echelons of the Walker economy.
The means of economic growth can be found in our small companies. We have the potential for growth however we are not unlocking said potential if we are doing nothing. A transformation is needed.

Currently around 500 SBEs export their services and products outside of Luthori. The Lord Chancellor has expressed her intentions to slash corporation tax rates in order to attract businesses and investment to the economy. The new legislation encourages private ventures such as crowdfunding (which had been taxed under previous regimes). Under the Paxton Programme, twenty funds built on venture capital were to be created and would also allocate around 10 Billion LPD which were to be used on the conditions that if a fund were to accumulate over 10 Million LPD in private investment, they would receive 5 Million LPD in public investment. Minister of Finance [Insert Name] stated that as time progresses the number of venture capital funds will of course increase. [Insert name] stated that the government wanted to support innovation and ingenuity in Luthori by supporting any idea or venture brought about by both small and medium sized companies. She stressed that although the government had been throwing its financial power in favour of small and medium sized businesses, large corporation could potentially receive tax incentives, however [Insert name] stated that she intends on pushing the notion of increased research and development incentives among larger corporations.

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Government to ease regulations on heavy industry production
As development looms, some controls on industry to be relaxed but penalties for violations to become stiffer
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The Headquarters of the Harmsworth Steel Corporation in Fort William.
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By Helen Portsmouth in Fort William
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The Ministry of Trade and Industry recently announced that it would be moving to relax its regulations on heavy industry, amid a decision by the Ministry of Finance to move to enable the nation to enhance its economic portfolio. Speaking to the Imperial Diet, Minister of Trade and Industry Nancy Halicroft, outlined key concessions to be offered to companies with intentions to expand into heavy industry and emphasised that stiffer penalties would be levied on companies that violated new regulations. According to a report released by the Ministry of Trade and Industry, the relaxed regulations the removal of the ban on the production of heavy water, mineral mining and heavy equipment manufacturing. Other restrictions include an ease in regulations on the manufacturing of diesel engine vehicles (might it be trucks or automobiles) as heavy-duty gasoline engines will be mandated to have catalytic converters, the general deregulation of the automobile and shipping industry, the exemption from the requirement for marketing licenses for exports and the discontinuation of the government's programme to push for the destruction of nuclear power plants. As it pertains to nuclear power-plants, there currently exists a government programme moving to dismantle nuclear power plants across the nation due to waste management concerns. Under the regulations ease, the government will halt the programme, enforce extremely strict industrial waste regulations and launch an initiative to recycle nuclear waste generated from the remaining power plants.

Alongside the aforementioned penalties with respect to nuclear waste, penalties for other heavy industry practices such as mining, metal production and manufacturing, sanctions, fines and in some cases imprisonment could be waved against companies that breach the new regulations. The Trade Minister has stated that penalties will most likely be attached to the Anti Corruption Act. The move to ease restrictions on heavy industry comes as the government moves to shift the nation towards being more investor friendly and opening the nation to opportunities which were previously unavailable due to the government's enforcement of the aforementioned heavy industrial regulations. The ease of regulations also comes as the government moves to experiment with the nation's principles on environmental safety. With the nation moving towards reducing its carbon emissions, the ease in regulations seems like a contradiction or a step backwards to the nation's aforementioned aims. However, Minister of the Environment and Tourism, Emily Barnes stated that environmental safety will be forced into every aspect of the heavy industry reform. Factories producing large amounts of carbon emission through their chimneys will be mandated to install government certified centrifugal fans and emissions filters with stricter regulations being passed on factories operating within urban or otherwise populated areas.

"The government previous restrictions on heavy industry was extremely hurtful to the nation's economic potential", said economist Vernon Todd. Todd stated that the ban on heavy industry could be attributed to the development of the services industry, as companies operating within the mining, metal works and manufacturing industry had shifted to services. With the nation's economy extremely dependent on this industry, the government had now seen the potential in heavy industry and the dangers of a service dependent economy. "It's like we had developed an addiction, now that we can diversify we can move forward as a much faster pace", Todd said. As a result of the restrictions on heavy industry, most products generated from the industrial practices associated with the industry had been imported from various nations. The Trade Minister stated that although mining products such as coal and oil shale will not be mined, the refining of the minerals will most likely be conducted in Luthori as the government has sponsored the construction of various refineries across the nation in accordance with the shift. The Trade Minister warned companies going back into the mining industry: Companies are allowed to conduct mining operations once it does not entail the extraction of coal and oil shale. Companies found running said operations will be sanctioned and fined of up to 35 Million LPD for disrupting the rehabilitation of the coal and oil shale mines.

As heavy industry is industrial sector demanding investment, the Luthorian Development Bank will be investing into the environmentally safe practices of the various heavy industry companies. According to the Trade Minister, the LDB must maintain its standards for promoting environmental friendliness. The bank had been recently barred from investing in environmentally destructive oil and natural gas practises including fracking. Companies such as Warton Danver and Alternex Verdalros had welcomed the ease in regulations. The government has encouraged other heavy industry companies to come to the nation and participated in the drive towards industrial greatness and investor friendliness.

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Postby Maxington » Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:36 pm

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6,000 to participate in massive combined arms exercise.
6,000 active and reserve service personnel to participate in massive combined arms exercise.
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♕:The Minotaur Infantry Fighting Vehicle during Exercise Blackburn.
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Defence Command has announced a snap drill earlier this morning with the aim of testing the Luthorian Armed Forces' readiness to proceed into full combat readiness. The announcement by Defence Command comes after a decrease in the armed forces' capability to deploy oversees and to respond to emergencies in a timely manner. Chief of Defence General Vincent Reynolds stated that although the government may not the deterioration of effectiveness seriously, he believed that the military should think ahead and go about conducting exercises in order to analyse their readiness in the even of a conflict which endangers their interests. Hundreds of wartime reserves and active personnel were called up to participate in the exercise, and it is being reported to be the largest military exercise ever conducted to date.

As expected the military drills have a general operational focus with combined arms, as the Luthorian Armed Forces has centred its operational effectiveness training around the use of combined arms, something that is rarely seen throughout most military today. Officials from Defence Command stated that although the drill is focused on combined arms, it will also be used as a means of fine tuning the capabilities and execution of several military concepts such as Intelligence gathering and analysis, reconnaissance, electronic warfare and airstrikes. More many, the drill will be the first time cyber defences and cyber offensive measures will be drilled. "The drill is expected to assess our response to potential attacks from external forces, apart from that it will assist us in seeing how quickly could we fend off said potential attacks and now put the attacks on the defensive," an official from Defence Command said.

It is expected that all branches of the Luthorian Armed Forces will be in participation of the exercise as the drill is mainly focused on combined arms. The Air Force is expected to conduct close-air support and air superiority missions. Other units taking part in the drill include: the Navy, with the use of its helicopter carrier shall conduct shipboard helicopter operations, other naval assets will conduct surface and anti-submarine warfare exercises. The Ground Forces, will conduct special operations, search and rescue operations and fine tune their defensive and offensive capabilities. The Rapid Reaction Force, will conduct rapid response and deployment drills along with several other subordinate branches such as the Coast Guard and Air Guard.

Official figures from the Ministry of Defence state that roughly 6,000 military personnel both reserve and active will be participating in the exercise with more than 400 assets from the navy, air force, ground forces and cyber defence force. The exercise is expected to take place in the province of Tinako, specifically near the coastal region and moderately dense areas for a two week period.

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Chancellor in Hutori to push for stronger trade and defence ties
Hutori 3rd nation of Imperial Chancellor's international tour; discusses stronger trade and defence ties.
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♕:Imperial Chancellor Grace Hammerfield prior to speaking with youths in a Hutorian university.
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The Imperial Chancellor landed in Bekenial, making Hutori to the 3rd nation in her international tour of reassurance and relationship strengthening, to discuss stronger trade and defence ties between Hutori and Luthori. Overnight, amidst a cabinet reshuffling, the former Foreign Minister was pushed into the position of Imperial Chancellor, thus making her the head of government. Chancelor Hammerfield spoke with Prime Minister Andrew Macalester on issues pertaining to trade, defence and potentially cooperation in space. Hammerfield and Taylor discussed remedies to the current situations developing throughout the world which demand the inclusion of the nation, particularly the collapse of the Northern Council. The Imperial Chancellor urged that although the alliance has collapsed and the members have scattered, it shouldn't mean that Luthori's close relationship with Hutori should be broken. He stated that Hutori and Luthori maintains a brotherly bond, well-beyond the principles of the northern alliance. Hutori and Luthori's relationship has existed for more than five centuries, having initially formed out decolonisation and the formation of the commonwealth. The Imperial Chancellor met with several figures within the Hutorian Government including, Foreign Affairs Minister Charlotte Shadid, Defence Minister John Rail, Finance Minister Amara Adriaansen and Trade and Industry Minister Melissa McRodry.

In discussing trade with both Foreign Affairs Minister Charlotte Shadid and Trade and Industry Minister Melissa McRodry, the Imperial Chancellor championed the formation of a trade union which will benefit the nations of the commonwealth. With anti-commonwealth sentiments mounting in the former realms, the Imperial Chancellor stated that she had every intention to work towards reforming how the commonwealth was perceived. The Imperial Chancellor wanted to move the commonwealth away from a "2nd iteration of the Luthorian Empire" and towards an institution of world peace; promotion of representative democracy and individual liberty; the pursuit of equality and free trade. She stated that nations such as Keymon, Alduria, Jakania, Luthori, Mordusia and Hutori could benefit from a trade union covering the bloc. The potential for intense trade between these nations is an estimated $800 Billion. With Hutori having the largest economy in the commonwealth, the Imperial Chancellor stated that it should not be dormant in face of rising economic potential. With the Hutorian economy slowing signs of decline, the Imperial Chancellor warned Trade Minister Melissa McRodry of the implications of the decline of the Hutorian economy. "Although our economy is smaller than that of Hutori's, we are making active moves to advancing our economy. The decline of the Hutorian economy is troubling," the Imperial Chancellor said.

The Imperial Chancellor pushed for closer defence ties between Luthori and Hutori with Hutorian Defence Minister John Rail. She called for increased integration between the Hutorian and Luthorian Armed Forces, citing the historic relationship between the two nations. The Hutorian Armed Forces is the largest of its kind in the commonwealth and the 2nd Largest military in the Northern Hemisphere, second only to the Kazulian Armed Forces. With Hutori taking a leading role in Hemispheric affairs and the commonwealth, the Imperial Chancellor stated that Luthori should not be allowed to slip behind the curtains of insignificance. She stated that Luthori will become a serious power once more and retake its place as head of the commonwealth, but for now this responsibility rests on the Commonwealth of Hutori. The Imperial Chancellor proposed a mutual defence agreement between Luthori and Hutori, calling for the formation a joint military formation akin to the 1st Hutorian/Kazulian Division. The proposed plan was to form a corps compromising of troops from the commonwealth realm coined the 1st Commonwealth Corps or "The Corps of the Commonwealth".

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Multi-billion pound refit programme for ageing Series 500 destroyers
MoD launches programme to modernisation ageing fleet of Series 500 destroyer to maintain combat edge.
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♕: HIMS Vengeful, the lead ship of the Series 500 class of destroyers on a sea trial months prior.
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Defence Contractor Leyland Granholm has been contracted by the Ministry of Defence to modernise systems of the Imperial Navy's fleet of Series 500 destroyers. Amidst the decline of the Imperial Navy, its fleet of Series 500 destroyers has been on the decline due to a lack of maintenance and modern combat systems. The modernisation programme is set to be worth around $6 Billion pounds, and would see the implementation of new combat systems and armaments to complement the shift in the Imperial Navy's operational policy. Underneath the banner of Project Trojan, the destroyer's engines, main gun, combat integration systems and defences will be enhanced to ensure that the destroyers maintain their global edge. According to Leyland Granholm, it will be cooperating with companies such as SlipStream and Viserby Systems to develop new systems for the destroyers. Minister of Defence Spencer King stated that the modernisation programme operates along the lines of the general modernisation and rearmament of the Luthorian Armed Forces following the recent White Paper. According to the Defence Minister, the programme is set to cover all ten (10) destroyers with the HIMS Vengeful set to receive the first round of new systems, armaments and technologies.

The vessel is run by a Windsor WSR-16 gas turbine engine which enables it to reach a range in excess of 7,000 nautical miles. At present, the propulsion uses two diesel generators to produce high voltage electric power, which then runs a pair of induction motors that propel the ship. Due to lack of maintenance said engines have been reduced in their operational capacity, with a recent sea trial of the HIMS Vengeful revealing several engine failures. Windsor Motors has stated that the new generators and electrical systems will help prevent a total breakdown in the event of a turbine failure. Windsor is in the process of building an intercooler-recuperator that will be more reliable and successfully tested the first prototype system in the coming months. Maintaining the reliability and competitive edge of the Series 500 destroyers are of great importance to the Imperial Navy. According to First Sea Lord Donald Harrison, "the Series 500 destroyer is the backbone of the Imperial Navy, provided cutting edge technologies and systems capable of ensuring the security of our nation's interests." An official from SlipStream, the Series 500's Eel Missiles will be replaced with a modular missile being developed cooperatively with Viserby Systems coined the Sea Strider.

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Postby Maxington » Mon Dec 24, 2018 9:43 am

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Luthori and Cildania to strengthen trade, defence ties
Foreign Minister mulls strategic alliance with Cildania amidst diplomatic pivot to Majatra
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♕:Foreign Minister Adrian Walker addressing the Luthorian Small Business Association.
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Luthori and Cildania are set to reinforce their growing economic relationship with a free trade agreement that will see around 75 Billion LPD of goods and services be pumped into the Cildanian markets. This moves comes amidst the Cildanian government's invitation to the Luthorian government to visit Qart Qildar to strengthen ties between Luthori and Cildania. The Foreign Minister is currently in Qart Qildar where he is in discussions with Royal Chancellor Zazu Bosio on the aforementioned free trade agreement. The two day meeting between Foreign Minister Walker and Royal Chancellor Bosio will cover major questions of foreign and security policy including, the potential for a mutual defence and cooperation agreement between Luthori and Cildania. The Foreign Minister stated that he had every intention to ensure that Luthori's relationship with Cildania is enhanced and transformed towards a legitimate, legally binding relationship. Amidst the Imperial Chancellor's tours of the international community, the primary sentiment has been making unofficial relationships/alliances official and Foreign Minister Walker stated that Cildania was not an exception to this sentiment. According to statements from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the meeting between the Foreign Minister and Royal Chancellor Bosio had been planned for months. The Foreign Minister reassured the Imperial Diet, prior to leaving for Cildania, that the agreement he will sign alongside Royal Chancellor Bosio would not contradict the government's aim towards ensuring economic stability in Artania and the wider Northern Hemisphere. The Foreign Minister addressed some Cildanian politicians where he said:
A relationship with Cildania will not only benefit us but will also benefit our respective regions. A relationship with Cildania allows for us to push with our pivot towards strengthen relations with the Majatran community. It enables us to enhance our relationship with these nations and move forwards towards deeper levels of cooperation and mutual respect.

Despite Cildanian statements on protectionism on its mineral resources, the Foreign Minister stated that he intends on pushing for Luthorian business in Cildania's mineral industry. With the Crown Petroleum Company considering to obtain exploitation rights in Cildania, the Foreign Minister has stated that he intends on pushing towards the inclusion of such terms in the free trade agreement. On the sentiment of defence and mutual security, the Foreign Minister has stated that a strategic relationship between Luthori and Cildania is being considered by the Imperial Cabinet. Military relations between Cildania and Luthori have existed unofficially through small unit cooperation under World Congress missions. The Foreign Minister in collaboration with Defence Minister Spencer King stated that a mutual defence and cooperation agreement would be beneficial to both nations, thus solidifying and legitimising the two nations' defence relationship. With both nations making active attempts to bounce back militarily, cooperation in this area would be extremely beneficial towards their respective drives to military professionalism.

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Imperial Chancellor proposes closer relationship with Baltusia
Baltusia 4th nation of Chancellor's international tour; discusses closer relationship with Baltusia
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♕: Imperial Chancellor Grace Hammerfield addressed the Baltusian Congress during her visit to the nation.
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The Imperial Chancellor's visit to Baltusia was highlighted by her speech in the Baltusian Congress where she stressed on the importance of a closer relationship between the two nations. Baltusia marked the 4th nation in the Imperial Chancellor's international tour of reassurance and relationship strengthening. Upon landing in Johnston DD, the Imperial Chancellor was received by both President J.P. Murray and Vice-President Andrew Blake, the Imperial Chancellor stated that she was honoured to be the first Luthorian Imperial Chancellor to visit the nation. The Luthorian-Baltusian relationship sits within a bilateral and multilateral context. Both nations are emerging economies and there are mutual benefits for the two countries in developing their trade and investment relationship. The Imperial Chancellor stated that she wanted a closer relationship with Baltusia on matters pertaining to defence and trade. Luthori and Baltusia have strengthened ties during the heights of the Northern Council Treaty Organisation, with defence ties between the two nations existing only through said alliance. With NOCTO defunct, the Imperial Chancellor stated that she wanted to pick up the mantle of collective defence and cooperation with Baltusia in the form of a closer relationship beyond the established NC-forged relations.

Security Cooperation between the two nations has existed since 4410, roughly around the initial years of the NC's rapid expansion. Defence ties between Luthori and Baltusia has existed unofficially; with no form of documentation or treaty legitimising the relationship. Although arrangements had been made to accommodate for a closer relationship including disaster relief, counter terrorism, planning for pandemics and transnational crime, the security environment has changed once more amidst the collapse of Pax Septentrionalem, new areas to cooperate are popping up with old areas for cooperation evolving into more complex situations. Through the constraints brought about by this shift in the security environment, the Imperial Chancellor stated that it become more important for nations like Luthori and Baltusia to cooperate on matters of mutual defence, citing instability throughout the world. As apart of her visit to Baltusia, the Imperial Chancellor addressed the Baltusian Congress on the premise of a stronger relationship in defence and trade.
Imperial Chancellor Grace Hammerfield wrote:The idea of having our two nations cooperate within the sphere of defence is important for stability. I believe that a special relationship between Luthori and Baltusia is important not just for both nations, but for hemispheric peace. Our nations may be on the opposite sides of the country but there is no other nation which the Luthorian people feel so close to. Our ties have been initially woven through our cooperation in the Northern Council and they will be galvanised and reinforced in the coming years. It is important that we build on the relationship which those who came before us worked to develop. We must transform this relationship of informality to one build on the premise of legitimacy, trust and cooperation. Without cooperation our two nations are nothing. Without cooperation what we do towards the advancing of our national causes means absolutely nothing.


As it pertains to trade, the Imperial Chancellor stated that the Seleyan market is the fastest growing market in the world, and thus she intends on involving Luthori in that growth. She stated that trade with Baltusia will enable both nations to work towards increasing activity in their respective markets. With the Artanian markets in a gradual decline and a potential economic crisis all due to the lack of inter-nation trade, the Imperial Chancellor stated that whilst she is hoping the Artanian markets do not crash, she is not taking chances, viewing the Seleyan market as potential to re-orient in the eventuality of a market crash in Artania. In speaking with President J.P. Murray and Vice-President Andrew Blake, the Imperial Chancellor stated that she intends on discussing the details of a trade agreement in the coming future. According to Foreign Minister Adrian Walker, a 200 Billion LPD agreement is to be discussed between the Luthorian and Baltusian Government, however the main focus is the formation of the mutual defence and cooperation agreement between Fort Williams and Johnston.

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Postby Maxington » Wed Dec 26, 2018 1:41 am

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Luthori to purchase around 100 AV-13 Fiskeørns from Asvald Gruppen
Move set to enhance air-force's combat capabilities amidst complications with Unionfighter Typhoon fleet.
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The proposed Rapier fighter aircraft, a Luthorian variant of the AV-13 Fiskeørn.
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Amidst Asvald Gruppen's re-branding and relocation from Kazulia to Hutori, the Luthorian Government has contracted the company to produce around 100 of its AV-13 Fiskeørns with Luthorian specifications as designated by the Ministry of Defence. The move is set to enhance the air-force combat capabilities amidst complications and maintenance issues with the Unionfighter Typhoon. A statement from the Ministry of Defence said that the purchase had been reasonable recognising the fact that each unit costed around 45 million pounds. The goal, an official from the Ministry of Defence said, is to replace 147 older fighter jets with the more modern planes, giving the country greater capabilities to defend itself militarily. The Ministry of Defence is moving to replace its ageing fleet of Buccaneer and Cyclone (Panavia Tornado) combat aircraft. The purchase of the aircraft will see an enhancement in the Imperial Air Force's combat capabilities as it Rapier will perform various tasks including close-air-support (cas), suppression of enemy air defences, air superiority and a host of other roles.

According to Göran Liljeström, Chief Project Manager of the AV-13 Fiskeørn Programme, stated that the aircraft had been designed to be a lightweight, single-engine fighter capable of fighter, attack, and reconnaissance duties. Designed to take off from rough airstrips during wartime. It had been equipped to the teeth with the most modern technologies the industry could provide, pooling resources from Asvald Gruppen Aerospace Engineering, Viserby Aerospace, Ambolt Technologies and now SlipStream to ensure that the aircraft could match that of the Hutorians, Dorvish, Vanukean and Zardic and even surpass a few. With the Luthorian Armed Forces set to partake in an international coalition against axis forces in Dovani, the Imperial Air Force must be prepared to handle any issue that comes before it and it must demonstrate Luthorian combat prowess.

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SlipStream and Leyland Granholm wins armed forces munition contract
SlipStream and Leyland Granholm 1 billion pound contract to produce high-tech munition for Luthorian Armed Forces
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The GBM-11 "Shot-put", a guided missile concept by SlipStream for the Imperial Air Force
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SlipStream and Leyland Granholm have secured contracts worth around 1 billion pounds from the Luthorian Armed Forces for new combat munitions ranging from guided munitions to anti-aircraft systems. The contract requires the two companies to produce new munitions for the Imperial Army, Navy and Air-Force. Amidst decades of mismanagement and neglect, millions of units of munitions once held by the Luthorian Armed Forces have since become obsolete and thus cannot be used. With the Luthorian Armed Forces expected to join an international coalition that could potentially see combat in Dovani against Axis forces, Chief of Defence General Vincent Reynolds (IA) stressed on the importance of the Luthorian Armed Forces fielding the most capable and cost effective systems and munitions. The programme is set to last for the next 30-50 years, as it is set to cover munitions used by Imperial Army's land systems, the navy's weapons systems and the air-force's fixed-wing aircraft. The first round of munitions to be produced for the armed forces is a replacement to the Zardic made Z111-HEAT (High-Explosive Anti Tank) round with the proposed F101-HESH (High-explosive squash head) munition for the Samaritan 2 main battle tank. According to the Imperial Armoured Corps, the Z111-HEAT round has a decreased penetrating power due to the rifling on the F5 105mm smoothbore gun used on the Samaritan 2.

Leyland Granholm, the company set to make ground forces munitions stated that it intends on providing high-quality, low cost solutions to the munitions problem as identified by the Imperial General Staff. Leyland Granholm has been responsible for the production of the F10 APFSDS round used by both the Samaritan 1 and the Samaritan 2. The ground forces portion of the overarching programme would see the recapitalisation of existing systems to extend their lifetime, until the Imperial General Staff can source a replacement, thus citing Leyland Granholm's prior statements that it will not be replacing all munitions used by the ground forces, but will replace those in dire need of replacement and will recapitalise existing systems which are capable of having their lifetime extended. SlipStream is set to begin development on the proposed GBM-11 "Shot-put" guided munition which will replace the Hutorian sources H11 "Pathway". Although no information has been disclosed as to the either of the two companies proposed munitions for the navy, unconfirmed reports stated that a tertiary company called Foxholm Dynamics is set to develop a luthorian variant of the Kazulian-made Dovani-3 anti-ship missile coined the "Marlin".
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Luthori Qualified For The UAFA CUP of 4539
in breathtaking match against Dovrik Luthori sealed a spot for themself in qulfied teams after their star player NEO scored two goals against Dovrik which gave them victory by 2-0
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Postby Edmund » Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:40 pm

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SDP launches campaign with party political broadcast from Adderley
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FORT WILLIAM, ORANGE — SDP leader John Adderley yesterday launched his party's campaign directly to millions of viewers on LBC One and Two, starting
with a vigorous attack on the White Rose-Imperialist coalition government. Mr. Adderley accused the government of being economically illiterate and said
that the two parties had left vital public services drastically underfunded; Luthori currently spends $40 billion on healthcare and welfare, a number he
pledged to increase tenfold—if his party wins the election, that is.

For the past fifty years the White Rose and Imperialists have dominated Luthorian politics, interrupted only by surges for left-wing protest parties that
collapse by the next election—but now there seems to be a serious, long-term threat to right-wing dominance of Luthori. Mr. Adderley declared, quoting
the national anthem, that he and his party "will not cease from mental fight, nor shall our swords sleep in our hands, till we have built Yishelem in Luthori's
green and pleasant land."

Mr. Adderley lambasted the government not only on matters of domestic and economic policy, but also on Luthori's international position. Once the world's
foremost great power, the last report from the Zardic Institute of International Affairs declared that Luthori was no longer a regional power, but instead a
middle power. And with their leader's talk of making Luthori a power to be reckoned with once more, the SDP seems on course to win the votes of Luthorian
patriots. And that, along with the SDP's natural constituency in the working and lower middle classes, could be enough to win them the election.
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Postby Augustus Germanus » Tue Jul 30, 2019 1:48 pm

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Prime Minister Harry Franklin resigns after terrible results!

Under a government press conference the Prime Minister announced his and the communist cabinet members resignations. This did not come as a big surprise, because of how the election results turned out. The now caretaker government is headed by the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs; Emma Nilsson who is temporarily Acting Prime Minister. She announced at the press conference that she will do whatever it takes to keep the government functioning until a new one has been voted for. The Acting Prime Minister Nilsson has also appointed acting cabinet members from the National Democratic Alliance.

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