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Postby Oakwood » Sun Apr 30, 2017 3:10 am

Former Queen moves to Nuomonde, courts marriage prospects.

Kingdom of Nuomonde- The former Queen of Barmenia, Maria Nasir, has reportedly decided to move to the Canrillaise speaking nation of Nuomonde. The wealthy Queen, reportedly worth trillions, has set up shop in the lavish hide away as she seeks out a way to protect her fortune from the ongoing financial crisis. Reine Marie, as she is called around her local mansion, has reportedly "enchanted" a fair number of the local inhabitants.


The Queen, shortly after her abdication.
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Postby Oakwood » Mon May 01, 2017 4:24 am

Maria does it again: following world wind visit to Yingdala, former Queen takes shot at "economic lunatic" Yurievna.

Le manoir dans le ciel, Kingdom of Nuomonde- Following her widely successful trip to the Empire of Yingdala, on which the Queen is reported to have given the Dovani ruler no less than three elephants, a giraffe, a parakeet, a Barmenian panther and six rare Barmenian lions for his menagerie, the elegant former sovereign sat down with her ever growing foreign press corps to talk about the dangerous school of economic thought being espoused by Katina Yurievna.

"She states, it is said, that the wealthy nations of the world should open up their markets." said the woman, her features blending perfectly with her dress "Yet I see in this only an attempt to weaken the nations of the world. To open up the nations of the world further to harsher economic brutality. We see this going on now in Barmenia; they have brought back the Israi's and the Felinists, and they have appointed a foreign Shah [King] who believes you say....the shock and awe economics."

The woman pointed to the situation now taking place in Barmenia as an example; following the passage of a so called "surcharge", all Barmenians merely pay one tax rate of 15%. Contrary to the wishes of the interim government of the Konsul, and now the Shah, this has not eased the economic playing field for any long oppressed minorities; it has made things worse.

"I get calls on the phone all the time." said the woman, speaking once more in fluent Canrillaise "From former supporters, all religions, all walks of life; Yeudi, Halawite, Hosian, Abadi, this and that. They're telling me these changes have merely freed them up. Before, at least education was provided in a central, free manner. That is no longer the case; now Hosians can tell their version of education, and wealthy Yeudi's, who supported my family mind you, can tell their version, so on and so forth. What the Shah and his minions do not understand, is that they have deprived themselves of a cohesive version of history. Now the wealthy shall get wealthier, and all that shall happen is that this new government shall accumulate debt."

When it was pointed out that she, as sovereign, had been partially (if not wholly) responsible for the current crisis, the former Barmenian Queen merely scowled and looked away. After several minutes, she replied.

"I merely took the money because I decided they would never learn. It has been three hundred and forty years since the Caliphate was overthrown, and we are still talking about the Medes and the Ahmadi's? " she asked "Perhaps I was not the right person to rule Barmenia. I wish the Shah well in that regard. He is a foreigner, but that is not his fault; so was Sarah of Cildania. Yet they have flushed any revenue they would have had down the drain. They have cut the import quota's, and now the only thing saving them from utter ruin is the luxury goods tax and the subsidy on food stuffs. The current leadership is proof even two hundred trillion can't save you if you've gotten a masters degree in idiocy."
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Postby Oakwood » Wed May 03, 2017 2:47 am

Maria ties the knot again; becomes Queen of Nuomonde.

La cathédrale sur le Mont, Kingdom of Nuomonde- The former Queen of Barmenia, Maria Nasir, is said to have married the King of Nuomonde, Henri Alphonse. The wedding reportedly took place in a rather scandalous fashion; the Queen's eldest daughter, the Princess Anne, allegedly refused to attend. As such, only her youngest son, the Prince Christopher of Gharem, remained as her witness. The young man, aged sixteen, was said to have been quite pleased by the proceedings.

It has been made known to the press that the Queen converted to the Aurorian church prior the wedding itself. This was done so as not to put her at odds with her new home country; Nuomonde has been long known to be an Aurorian nation.
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Postby cm9777 » Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:19 pm

Wolfhsheim "Plague" Death Toll Rises, countries call for aid

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The Wolfsheim plague continues to devastate the third world. The death toll has now risen to 40 million people. Many affected nations have called upon Developed Countries to send aid to resolve the crisis before it becomes global.
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Postby Maxington » Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:45 pm

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Rebuilding Dovani: A Daring plan to rebuild Dovani
As Dovanian Conflict enters final stages, Kazulia outlines grand scheme to rebuild.
Reconstruction efforts have already begun in Ntoto by Kazulian construction firms.

On the backdrop of the devastating conflict in Dovani, the Kazulian Government has announced its intention to rebuild Dovani in ensemble with the nations of the Northern Council Treaty Organisation and partners. Prime Minister Markus Hanevold spoke before the General Assembly of the World Congress and outlined the largest financial commitment ever seen in modern history, in order to rebuild Dovani, whilst Minister of Foreign Affairs Nils Forslund spoke before the Appropriations Select Committee informing the parliament that it had every intention of rebuilding Dovani on a scale of grand proportions. According to Prime Minister Hanevold the reconstruction and development scheme to be known as the "Bortnem-Pomerleau Initiative" (named after its creators Karl Bortnem and Chris Pomerleau) had been long in the making with the Departments of Finance, Foreign Affairs and Industry and Trade jointly at the helm (behind the scenes) working to organise the logistical masterpiece.Prior to the conflict, Kazulia has announced its intentions to invest over $1 Trillion into Dovani over the coming two centuries in an attempt to jump start development in a region which had been left behind by the "first world." Prime Minister Hanevold has labelled the Bortnem-Pomerleau Initiative as the most daring reconstruction and development plan in terra's vast history, far exceeding the plans drawn up for the reconstruction of Jelbania and Majatra amidst the Jelbanian Conflict.

From Affliction to Reconstruction
The misery and distress observed by Karl Bortnem and Chris Pomerleau in nations such as Ntoto, Statrica, New Alduria, Kimlien, Utembo and others was pervasive. Masses of citizens from the aforementioned nations have been described as living in conditions which can only be described as substandard from an under privileged perspective. Although the war is coming to an end, it will not usher immediate peace into the room but will force the postwar governments of liberated nations into a no-win situation, as undermining the fragile quality of life was no option for the postwar governments, especially amidst the omnipresent Northern Great Powers poised to suppress ulterior motives. Thus, the Bortnem-Pomerleau Initiative champions a reconstruction effort of unseen proportions. In delivering the sentiment of reconstruction in the region, Bortnem stated that he had expected and planned for an uphill battle in a region with a deep history of undemocratic institutions. By contrast to the outcomes in Majatra, the reconstruction and upwards development of Dovani demands democratic institutions, especially in regions where democratic institutions have not existed. Pomerleau stated that education would always a paramount principle in Dovani's reconstruction. Literacy rates in the "third world" have been speculated to be around 60 to 65 percent, making the possibility of competition in the global economy extremely difficult. The established status quo is; unemployment in the poor nations and stringent underemployment in the rich nations. Pormerleau highlighted that pre-war productivity is returning to the third world. Prior to the conflict, productivity levels in the third world nations were described as lacklustre and being directly tied to the levels of education in the respective nations. This is a responsibility which rests on the colonial governments.

Laying the Foundation
More than one thousand Hutorian, Kazulian and Dorvish civil engineers have been consulted on the initiative, each bringing innovative means towards rebuilding Dovani to the table of discussion. The first and more obvious is creating realistic options to fix the country after the war—in some cases literal plans for building infrastructure systems and positioning construction equipment, in other cases guidelines for shaping governance and the second being reintroducing economic activity in Dovani through a series of economic stimuli packages and financial schemes. On the sentiment of infrastructural reconstruction and development, the Bortnem-Pomerleau Initiative outlines a trillion dollar programme aimed at infrastructural work. According to an Infrastructural Observation conducted by Daxton, the largest Kazulian construction firm currently operating in Dovani, the damage caused to infrastructure in nations such as New Alduria and Statrica mirror levels not seen since the Great Terran War. Basic utilities such as water and electricity are to be reintroduced throughout Dovani within the initial years of the initiative's launch. Recognising that without substantial equipment and resources to aid in their reconstruction, the colonial governments will make little to no progress in rebuilding, the initiative makes accommodations. According to the initiative as proposed in the Kazulian Stortinget, Kazulia would openly lend/lease fuel, electrical energy, gloves, protective eye masks, footwear, apparel, security and military equipment and accessories, construction equipment, spare parts, lubricants and oils to any government which requires it (once they themselves have been registered underneath the Initiative as a benefactor). Bortnem stated that once it is clear to the initiative, the governments and the respective companies involved in the reconstruction and development phases that a colonial government makes an open request for assistance through the initiative assistance will be guaranteed.

Funding Progress
As outlined by the legislation, the Kazulian Government would introduce a series of financial institutions and lending schemes as a means of championing economic activity in Dovani posterior to its reconstruction. Through the "Community Lending Fund", the Department of Finance will offer loans to nations who require finances to fund local projects separate from the projects to be launched underneath the Initiative. Taking up the majority of the financial assets provided to the initiative, the Developmental Assistance Fund which shall directly fund projects/programmes which (i) provide strong promise of contributing to the educational and medical
redevelopment or development which may be directly tied to holistic humanitarian development (ii) Strive for contributing to the economic soundness of a nation's economy (iii) Show great promise in championing contributions towards reconstruction and infrastructural development (iv) Provide strong support for agricultural development as it pertains to the cultivation of cash crops (v) Show willingness to ensure the repatriation of displaced civilians and making available job
opportunities to the aforementioned displaced citizenry. To this end, around 500 Billion Krona has been appropriated to the fund through financial assets from the Critical Investment and Stabilisation Fund, the largest sovereign wealth fund in the world. Both Bortnem and Pormerleau recognised the importance of agricultural development in rebuilding Dovani, and thus proposed the formation of an agricultural development bank coined the Dovani Agricultural Development Bank which, according to the initiative's road-map, would work in collaboration with local authorities to create a portfolio of innovative and comprehensive financial products and services in the field of agriculture. It has been stated that the initiative could also accommodate for agrarian society behaviour, this meaning that the programme to be launched by the Dovani Agricultural Development Bank would accommodate for nation wholly dependent on agrarianism.

Opening Doors
The War in its simplest form has brought about destruction never before seen in the region. Displacing more than 1.3 million individuals, the sentiment of resettlement remains a paramount issue for the governments of the liberated nations. Students, whose educational achievements had been interrupted by the conflict have been granted the ultimate opportunity. Under the name of the Open Opportunities Programme, the Department of Education and Culture will work with private and public educational institutions on making arrangements to accept students from the nations affected by the conflict. Bortnem stated that education remains one of the most important aspects of life in Dovani, stressing that regardless of a child's race, creed and/or religion his/her ability to obtain an education should be an inalienable right. Applications underneath the Open Opportunities Programme could be integrated into Kazulia's education system and benefit from it similar to nationals and naturalised citizens. Vocational schooling is a sentiment being tested as it would allow for the Department of Education and Culture to experiment with vocational tuition and skill set training programmes. Security concerns have risen with the sentiment seeing that the Government would be inviting large amounts of foreign individuals into Kazulia for the purpose of helping themselves and helping Kazulia's economic activity. According to the legislation, applicants underneath the programme will be vetted by the Security Bureau, the Federal Police and the Department of Domestic Affairs within a period not extending 1-2 months. Director of the Security Bureau, Edvard Pallesen stated that the applicants will be vetted and will follow procedures similar to that of refugees. The Department of Health and Social Services stated that it will be working to construct refugee shelters across the nation to accommodate for the expected influx of refugees and students.

What is certain is that rebuilding Dovani is likely to be as least as expensive as imploding it. A great deal of money has been invested in the region's destruction— by the various government, the local parties to the conflict, and many foreign powers. A great deal of money will be made in the aftermath, in a reconstruction project that stands to dwarf anything seen before mainly due to the joint effort of the alliances at the helm. How that recovery is designed will help determine whether Dovani returns to business as usual, sowing the seeds for a reprise of the same conflict—or whether reconstruction allows the kind of lasting change that the resolution of war itself might not.
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Postby jamescfm » Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:31 pm

Third World Leaders Meet In Midway
Leaders from over a dozen nations meet at a moment when conflict looks more likely than at any time since the Dovani War

Friday 26th September, 4501

A historic meeting has taken place in the capital of Midway this week between representatives from fourteen states in the so-called "Third World" as well as several international organisations, including the World Congress. The summit is intended to build on the work which began at the Matidenas Conference towards increased interdependence, integration and political stability in Dovani, Vascania and Temania.

Recognising the failure of previous attempts to promote collaboration between postcolonial states and the threat posed by the military alliance between Suyu Llaqta, Liore, Utari Mosir and Istapali, attendees are expected to discuss the creation of a loose economic union as well as developing more effective communication processes. The full list of nations in attendance was: Bianjie, Cifutingan, Degalogesa, Medina, Midway, New Alduria, Noumonde, Ntoto, Ostland, Rapa Pile, Tropica, Utembo, Vascania and Xsampa.
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