News from Lodamun

Re: News from Lodamun

Postby tracemanxp » Mon May 13, 2019 1:41 pm

Formation of the 3rd Great Democratic Republic assured
Presidum puts proposal to form 3GDR to a vote, certain to pass
December 4574

Earlier in the year, a proposal was made in the Presidium to form the 3rd Great Democratic Republic of Lodamun as the nation continued to prosper. It has been nearly 3 decades since the nation began the transition from the era of the 1st Cooperative Federative Republic and much has been done to repeal and reform from the oppressive regime in power during that era. With the passage of this proposal, this transition will be complete and the nation's name will reflect the great progress Lodamun has made in these transitional years.

The Lodamese Green Coalition, which is currently running the nation under a one-party state due to the NGPoL+LWA merger, is proud to usher in this new era. President Mideen also addressed the nation about this new era and congratulated the unity of the Presidium. He also expressed that though he was proud of the unity, he was a bit uneasy about the one-party rule. He encouraged those that want to see change and/or want to represent those that they feel need more representation to run for office.
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Re: News from Lodamun

Postby tracemanxp » Fri May 17, 2019 2:17 pm

Lodamese National Elections 4576
The first election since the formation of the 3GDR

Being a one-party state, the Lodamese Green Coalition still have complete control of the Presidium, though there are factions within the party that have differing views. The composition of those of these views affect what bills are actually proposed as this requires a majority of the party to agree on such. These are the compositions of the LGC as of this election.(These will be back to showing the composition of the political parties in the nation once there are other parties, with a separate section for LGC composition)

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Social Democratic 199 | 33% (-29 | -5%)
Libertarian 149 | 25% (+17 | +3%)
Centrist 114 | 19% (+7 | +1%)
Nationalist 82 | 14% (-8 | -1%)
Conservative 55 | 9% (+13 | +2%)


The winners of the Governships are as follows:

Rapula: Webster Horan(Centrist Faction)
Andalay: Dray Baxtor(Libertarian Faction)
Norstavan: Henry Foor(Social Democratic Faction)
Kregon: Uran Kator(Nationalist Faction)
Golavia: Dennis Moray(Social Democratic Faction)
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Re: News from Lodamun

Postby tracemanxp » Tue May 21, 2019 3:13 pm

Lodamese National Elections 4578
November 4578

Biggest losses were from the Libertarians and Conservatives. Social Democrats and Centrists gains a bit of seats, while Nationalists had the biggest gains.

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Social Democratic 202 | 34% (+3 | +1%)
Libertarian 139 | 23% (-10 | -2%)
Centrist 122 | 20% (+8 | +1%)
Nationalist 102 | 17% (+20 | +3%)
Conservative 34 | 6% (-21 | -3%)


The winners of the Governships are as follows:

Rapula: Gregory Heiss (Nationalist Faction)
Andalay: Brandon Keslar (Social Democratic Faction)
Norstavan: Henry Foor (Social Democratic Faction)
Kregon: Uran Kator (Nationalist Faction)
Golavia: Landon Karso (Centrist Faction)
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Re: News from Lodamun

Postby tracemanxp » Sat May 25, 2019 4:01 pm

Lodamese National Elections 4580
November 4580

Libertarians and Conservatives lose more seats in the coalition as Social Democrats and Nationalists gain.
A new party has registered in the Presidium, though they are brand new. The next election might be interesting as they gain visibility.

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Social Democratic 217 | 36% (+15 | +2%)
Libertarian 117 | 19% (-22 | -4%)
Centrist 129 | 22% (+7 | +2%)
Nationalist 118 | 20% (+16 | +3%)
Conservative 18 | 3% (-16 | -3%)


The winners of the Governships are as follows:

Rapula: Gregory Heiss (Nationalist Faction)
Andalay: Brandon Keslar (Social Democratic Faction)
Norstavan: Justin Nadar (Social Democratic Faction)
Kregon: Brooke Gharr (Nationalist Faction)
Golavia: Landon Karso (Centrist Faction)
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Re: News from Lodamun

Postby tracemanxp » Mon May 27, 2019 12:47 am

President Mideen Announces Departure After 12 Years as President
LGC Chairman Lars Auronis takes up mantle of the Presidency
September 4581

3GDR President Oliver Mideen has announced that he will be stepping down after serving the nation for 12 years as President. He has overseen the nation during the last stages of a transitional period from a recovering Republic to another Great Democratic Republic. In his place will be former LGC Chairman Lars Auronis, a politician that has inspired a great amount of confidence from the LGC. Mideen also agrees that Auronis is the man for the job and will make a very good successor to the office.

Former Internal Affairs Minister Justin Harris has been elected to lead the party following Auronis' ascension to the Presidency. Former Police Chief in West Beach Roland Casel has been appointed the new Internal Affairs Minister following Harris' shift in position. The rest of the Cabinet will remain in their positions and this shuffle will also serve as a Vote of Confidence for them. This motion is expected to pass the Presidium easily.
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Re: News from Lodamun

Postby tracemanxp » Wed May 29, 2019 10:50 pm

Lodamese National Elections 4582
November 4582

Libertarians and Conservatives win a good amount of seats as Nationalists lose big.

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Social Democratic 199 | 33% (-18 | +3%)
Libertarian 155 | 26% (+38 | +7%)
Centrist 119 | 20% (-10 | -2%)
Nationalist 65 | 11% (-53 | -9%)
Conservative 61 | 10% (+43 | +7%)


The winners of the Governships are as follows:

Rapula: Van Larno (Centrist Faction)
Andalay: Harry Baxtor (Social Democratic Faction)
Norstavan: Justin Nadar (Social Democratic Faction)
Kregon: Brooke Gharr (Nationalist Faction)
Golavia: Jarvis Pollo (Libertarian Faction)
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Re: News from Lodamun

Postby tracemanxp » Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:47 am

Lodamese President Denounces the Kazulian Democratic Republic
Presidium introduces legislation to impose sanctions and sever ties
September 4597

President Lars Auronis and the Lodamese Government has publically denounced the regime of the Kazulian Democratic Republic(KDR) for their violations of their people's basic human rights and the possible danger facing any remaining foreign citizens in their nation. This comes as Lodamese Government was made aware of such policies/treatment in the KDR and remains strong on their commitment against Fascism.

A piece of legislation introduced in the Presidium this month would formally impose economic sanctions on the KDR, as well as enter a commitment to cut any current and future ties to the KDR as long as their current regime is in power and imposing these such policies. This is expected to pass the Presidium by mid-late next year and would take effect immediately after passage.
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Re: News from Lodamun

Postby RedReaper » Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:59 pm

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Port Golavia: After almost a month of preparation, the Liberal Party has been founded in Lodamun, sparking scorn from the left and interest from the centre in a nation long controlled by a succession of left-wing parties. Many leading businesses and political groups have already declared support, suggesting it is a party worth taking interest in.

The Liberal Party Leader, Edward Clarke, declared that the party’s founding “served as a shock”, to the established Green Parties and “utopian” Feudalists who have for so long led the nation into, “stagnation and economic idiocy”. The party’s program calls for major changes to the Lodamese economy, military and constitution. But are they such a departure from the standard fair? Our political editor, Edward Fisher, interviewed Clarke to find out more.

Fisher: I want to begin by thanking you for attending this interview at such short notice.

Clarke: You’re welcome. And thank you for giving me this opportunity.

Fisher: The creation of your party has so far attracted a great deal of interest among a variety of different groups across the political spectrum from social democrats to libertarians. I think we should therefore start by asking you how your party differs from the established parties, and what you intend to bring to the political scene?

Clarke: For far too long Lodamese politics have been stagnant, with little change in the economic protectionism which has plagued past administrations. The Liberal Party seeks to open Lodamun to trade and investment by improving our economic, financial and political organisations and by implementing policies which enable improvements in employment and living standards.

Fisher: How does your party seek to bring about such changes?

Clarke: Past administrations have focused far more on maintaining the present system than striving for progress. We still have an economic policy and constitution implemented by socialist and even communist governments. We have legislation on the books which is openly hostile to businesses, legislation which limits trade and investment, and which prevents the government from maintaining the rule of law. These policies must change. The Economic and Defense Reform Acts currently being voted on in the Presidium highlight our party’s policy when it comes to the economy and defense.

Fisher: What do you think our nation should focus on economically?

Clarke: Our geopolitical position has a lot of potential for a variety of different roles within a broader economic context. Our location strategically between Artania, Seleya and Dovani provides a great location for commerce as well as a financial centre for transactions across the globe. Our large, educated and Luthorian speaking population gives our people a great economic advantage in the realm of trade, finance and technological innovation. The tertiary and quaternary sectors are key to our party’s view of the future.

Fisher: What constitutional changes does your party wish to make?

Clarke: Federalism is an important component of the Lodamese political model, its maintenance is of high importance. However, many elements of the current model, such as the lack of a Head of State, pose significant barriers to the effective implementation of domestic and foreign policy. As a party we would be pushing for the implementation of a new constitution which modernises the state while also protecting the federal system of our founding fathers.

Fisher: I’d like to conclude with a question on defense. Your party’s current platform appears to be highly focused on ending the part-time nature of the Lodamese Defense Force, as well as removing the role of the paramilitary sector from our defense system. Can you comment on this?

Clarke: The paramilitary system is an important component of the Lodamese culture, and our party does not intend to limit gun ownership or paramilitary membership. However we operate within a dangerous world full of nations with highly skilled, professional fighting forces. Lodamun deserves the most advanced and effective military necessary to fulfil our strategic and economic requirements. Our military currently does not have the technology or training necessary to defend Lodamese interests and ensure peace and prosperity in the long term.

Fisher: Thank you for your time.
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Re: News from Lodamun

Postby RedReaper » Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:21 pm

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Port Golavia: The return of the Far-Right to Lodamese politics seems to have come as a shock to many media pundits on the left, with Green Party politicians rushing to condemn the Alternative For Lodamun and their joke of a leader ”Biggus Diccus”. The AfL’s so called “Anti-Racism Bill” (a crime against Luthorian straight from the works of George Corwell) has been almost universally decried as a insane slide into fascist segregation, and rightfully so. The only support for the Bill within the Presidium stemmed from the equally vile EAPP, long time advocates for extreme nationalism masked by Eco-Populist rhetoric.

What has been less spoke about is how the Far-Right’s protectionist and nationalist rhetoric is the other face of the Green Party coin. After almost five and a half decades in power, they have failed to improve the Lodamese economy beyond its initial GDP. Productivity has stagnated, even decreased in export sectors, correlating to a decrease in living standards for the average worker. Poll after poll has called for increased business freedom and a move away from the constraints of Green socialism, and yet they have continued their protectionist policies to the point where people are desperate for any alternative.

In these conditions, is it so surprising that Fascism has gained so much support and presence within the electoral consciousness? The truth is many within the political and economic fields have warned about such a rise for decades. For them, the threat this country now faces has been a long time coming, a result easily predicted. The anger at the left has been directed at the coastal elites and ethnic minorities, those the left has long claimed to be serving the interests of. Desperate people commit desperate acts. For many tearing through those different to them appears to be a viable option: the AfL is providing the knives.

The sad truth is the AfL is destined to relive the same mistakes as the Green’s, albeit in a far more destructive manner. Minorities are not the cause of the slump, protectionist nationalism is. The history of fascism is a history of failure, the AfL will fail, after dragging the whole nation with them. That is unless they are stopped, a possibility which polling suggests is becoming less and less likely. The AfL’s comic nature may be their main strength, their mask to hide their aging physique, a cloak to conceal the suicide vest. As the left’s favourite philosopher prophesised, history repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce. We only hope the Green’s learn their own history, before they are taught it at the point of a blade.

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Re: News from Lodamun

Postby RedReaper » Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:42 pm

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Members of the Lodamese Defense Forces have recently become more vocal about their Desperation at the Lack of training and funding provided to Defense Force personnel, as the issue of the nations defense returns to the political arena. Ex-Army Chief Arnold Thomson, in an exclusive interview with NI magazine describes how the lack of procurement and training, coupled with the part-time nature of the LDF and its reliance on reservists and paramilitary units, leaves the nation, “unprepared for conflict against any adversary; domestic or foreign, state or insurgent”.

Thomson’s views appear to be common within the upper echelons of the Army, Navy and Air Force, as well as amongst the rank and file. Current estimates indicate widespread disrepair of mothballed vehicles and weapons. Some report that a lack of procurement has left the Defence Force with obsolete equipment and limited ammunition for training, let alone an active conflict. The LDF’s tanks are reaching unrepairable conditions, and numbers of AFVs, especially APCs are too low to effectively field the Defense Force’s mechanised brigades.

On the naval front, the Navy’s aging Frigates, one senior analyst stated, hardly leave port. Naval officers have received limited training, especially regarding live-fire activities. The Electric-diesel submarine flotilla has undergone similar breakdowns. A number of submarines have been found so dangerous to their crews that they have been forced to scuttle them in lieu of funding for outfitting and repairs. For the Air Force, Jet fighter training has also faced cutbacks, although the Phantom jets currently in Government inventory are so outdated that they would prove ineffective in any upcoming conflict, especially in am air-to-air capacity.

The state of the nations defense force appears to have become more common knowledge following the Liberal Party’s calls for the reestablishment of a full time armed force and force increased government investment in the Defense industry to make the LDF a force capable of defending the nation from foreign and domestic threats. Thomson expressed gratitude towards the comments made by Party Leader Edward Clarke, and called the Defense Reform Act 4614, “the first step in the return of the Defense Force as a military capable of providing security for the homeland and worthy of respect by the nation’s people.”. Polling indicates that in regards to defense policy, Thomson’s views are common. Whether they begin to influence Government policy is yet to be seen.
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