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Dinh AaronMk
  • Location: Michigan
  • Minecraft: The_Taunter

Posted 12 December 2011 - 03:22 AM

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1980. It is 1980 and the world sits perched on the knife-edge of sanity. Forces in the East and the West threaten to create a horror not witnessed since 1914. It's been seventy-two years since the onset of the Great War, the one which ended in so many maps redrawn, people moved, and boys bleeding in the trenches of France, Africa, and Asia.

But, what you know of World War 1 is changed. There was no second for us, not yet anyways. No war where we may look back and distinguish conflicts by the title of a First or Second. Sporadic skirmishes is all we saw, in comparison to the grandeur of the Great War, The Franco-German war of 1971, The Ottoman expansion into Southern Italy; The Tibetan, Taiwanese, Philippines, Korean, Mongolian, Indo-Chinese, and East Russian Liberations by the Red Chinese machine; The North American Wars of 1970 and 1971, and Ethiopian imperial Expansionism in Africa.

And the Great War? That was an eleven-year quagmire. Millions were killed in the stagnant front lines and countrysides stripped bear. The war ended in an armistice that did little more but shuffle territories and summon an end to the conflict. Europe may have licked clean the physical wounds, but the mental pain still bears its fruit, as it does all over the world.

These outcomes have altered your world into ours. Rocketry is still an infant field. The splitting of the atom and the exploration of space is still a field seen only in late 19th century literature.

Figures who would have brought our world to yours perished in the trenches or faced lives heavily changed. Notables like Adolf Hitler took bullets in the Austrian trenches fighting Russia. A timely withdrawal by the Russians brought about the death of Vladimir Lenin, Leon Trotsky, and Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin. The Nazis never came to be, and neither did their war machine. Russia was under the thumb of Imperial rule for another sixty years until its collapse at the end of a Finnish rifle one cold afternoon in the early winter of 1971.

America, who never participated in the Great War, enjoyed a period of growth, but lacked a capable military. It was weak and was made a punching bag in the early 70's. It's a hardened dog now.

In Africa, European Imperialism has collapsed under the boot of Ethiopia. Declaring all of Africa African, and heralding a pan-African constitution organizing it's nations similar to the likes of the Holy Roman Empire from centuries ago, it sought to bring the continent under its wing; in the process freeing (or claiming) colonies formerly owned by Belgium and England.

Although relativity peacefully between the years 1925 and 1970, things look to change. The wounds are healing. Movements are being made on the chess-board and the ­ is being stirred.

But don't mind me, I'm just an old man rambling.

______________________________

Well I can certainly name a few people who would absolutely love to see this again.

Comrades, I welcome you to Precipice of War. This is a reboot of another Role-Play I ran. It was very successful in its run. But as of recent, it's died. It boasted a mighty powerful 111 pages, packed with international politics, war, and other alternate-history dramas. I would write the above longer, but in the following paragraphs it will be expanded on greatly. I'll be sure to throw in the original intro too.

So, this is a political RP based in an alternate seventies (obviously). World War One (AKA �The Great War�) panned out very differently than our own. For a start, there was no clear victor. It was also a eleven year long debacle that showed nothing in the end.

As with the medieval Role-Play Kings and Caliphs�, I expect literacy. There is a system in place for the passing of time and I expect all events to play out to that (except for battles and summits, which tend to play out really long). And when posting I expect to see clear narrative, appropriate dialog structure, and an attention to grammar. This literacy Nazi will not stand for anything less. Of course, exceptions are raised when interacting with others.

Rules

Now some rules.

There's a system of passing time in place. Vets to the RP will be familiar with this. It's through this that I hope to maintain a balance of story, fair development, construction, deployment, and combat in a calculatable and dated method. A month in this RP is equal to ten pages of posts (when set on the standard number of posts-per-page). Roleplayers are expected to conduct their buisness is a time that's realistic by this system and I ask that members take time to at least research precedent to provide a reasonable time-table.

As noted above, I want to see detail. Story-written narrative, dialoge, and all of that. I feel that I am beyond the emotionless "Trains 100 snipers and builds a giant wall across the Gobi Desert" thing.

Realistic use of resources, I want this. I don't want to see massive armored mobilizations if you don't have access or trade rates to the resources required to do this (oil, gas, etc). I'd like people to research the nations they're playing as to be familiar with what they can produce at home and where they get other resources they need (for example, countries like the Belarus no doubt get their gas from Central Russia, but now considering the condition of Russia (read the Respected Nations section) they're cut off from their oil supply, so may be suffering vast economic instability and unable to move any heavy armor). The same also applies to the population the nation may have at this time, as this can go into army size (in any non-industrialized nation the maximum amount of people they could have in their armed forces without causing instability is ten-percent).

Due to technological inconsistancies, computers and rockets are still very primative. Computers are barely passed the massive, glorified calculators aboard battle-ships and rocketry is strictly short-ranged. Although this may become irrelevant in the future of this RP as certain nations pursue to the courses they have set. As such, given generous time and I'll allow for advancement in computational prowess and rocket/missle capabilities. But in doing so you'll be required to do it at a simaler rate to how it was done by the history books. So as noted above, find precedent for your project and utilize a time-table of a project simaler to yours. This generally means devoting several years worth of pages to develop. I do this merely to balance out having power-weapons on the world stage and giving ample time for a response, should anyone catch wind.

Regarding nuclear weapons: they do not exist. Any programs to bring them into existence will take years. Years beyond the simple rocketry projects China commands, or the NWC's hunt for chemical weapons. There's no back-bone laid for this. Nothing. Einstein didn't dream it up yet, if he even existed at all. You may lay down the theories for it, but it will remain in the shadows until a situation comes up where a government finds it neccesary to invest a good trillion or so dollars to explore nuclear research, which is another several years. So no nukes, not at the start. Yes nukes maybe in the "far" future but not now. And certainly not by any random third-world nations who may hardly possess the capital and resources to do it realistically, or who never had that research on their agenda.

As far as the RP's canon goes thus far, the world only has an extremly basic grasp on the atom. Sort of they know it's there, but not its function.


A Couple Guidelines

Some things to keep in mind. Not enforced, but let these be known.

Considering the period this RP takes place it makes it easy for other nations to catch word of your actions (if public). So it's hoped that should you go to war that other nations speak or act out to condemn or support you. But this doesn't always mean every player will join in on your war with Malta. We have our interests too.

The ten percent rule. In a nation not fully industrialized/pre-industrial only ten percent of the population can be committed to military duties, or else you suffer instability on the economic and feeding front. From there, only ten percent of that may only see combat duty as the other 90% takes up logistical, support, and policing functions.


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Application

This is the new-members sign up, as it appears with everything else down below. Second post also includes the application for non-state affiliated/individual play, but that's not important. Also the fact-sheet, which is secondary.

Nation/Faction - If you're gonna play as Germany, enter Germany. See, that wasn't so hard. However, if you're going to play as a rebel/separatist faction, enter the name of your faction. For example, if you're playing as the made-up Liberation Army of Andalusia within Spain, put Liberation Army of Andalusia (Spain) to show that your faction is operating within Spain. You may also include more than one nation that your faction is operating within.
Leader - Make sure your leader's name reflects his/her nationality. For god sakes don't do something like "President Tim of Persia", opt form something like "Sultan Hosayn ibn Tabraz of Persia." If you try to use your spore forums username as your leader's name I will stop reading your post at that moment and I will never accept you to join this RP. Seriously you guys...
Faction Type - If rebel or organization, fill this out. If not, just leave blank or remove all-toghether.
Backstory/Bio - Here you can make up the history of your nation or faction after 1914 up to 1976. Include any wars or rebellions that may have taken place. It helps to actually know a bit about the country or region you're playing as/within so it might not hurt to learn a little about your country's history on the internet. God forbid you might learn something once in a while. Also, it's best to familiarize yourself with any of the respected nations in the region. Any other information you want to share should go here. And I want a long bit of writing here. Three to four paragraphs or more of information. If you're short, I'm stopping you there).

Organizations

Although not true nations, organizations could add to the political geography through their influence. Their presence could start, influence, or keep a war from happening, or add some relief for story purposes. These are largely for those who are not looking for a fight, but would like to interact with others on the world stage.

Organizations of course can be effected by the law of the nations in which they operate in. So having these can encourage development of business or civil law to control them in some way.

Individual Characters

I'm opening up the ability to play as an individual person. This option is for those who don't want to have the responsibilities of an entire nation, organizations, or just want to have a side-lines effect on the politics of the world. As an individual you can play his/her life, whether it be a military career, pursuit and chasing of a scientific story-arch, or anything you can think of. You can help explore and detail a faction's culture and society by just RP'ing run of the mill life.

So long as the players adhere to the laws of the nation they are in. Otherwise, they could find themselves being likely arrested by their home-nation.

Ultimately, as the GM and the owner of a nation, I'd like to see this used to provide commentary on national and international events. As well as giving an area of internal politics a faction player may want to look at and build on.

Also as playing as an individual, you have some freedoms to pursue the creation of a national or multinational business, or even lead a revolution/protest/riot/whatever to carve up the country you're playing in to suit your own goals. In this case, send me a message before hand so I'm forewarned (if not, I could jump on you for acting a little OP, I'd like to know what's going on so there's no miscommunications).

Players playing as nations are still permitted to create individual characters to better explore themselves and to conduct any story arches they have running. But having someone that's not them playing inside of their borders is aimed to help encourage depth. It's hoped that a partnership between an individual player and the nation they're in (provided it's not NPC) is made so that they can play on the same page and the individual RP'er is not arrested off the bat for looking at a cop wrong.

Although a nation may create individual agents at will, they can not create individuals separate from their faction. For example: I may create a spy or two and send them somewhere in the world, and then play through through them. But since they are tied to China, they're still using Chinese resources and carry the chance of being found out (unless proper steps are taken). So therefore, these individuals and agents are part of the Chinese faction.

However, I am not permitted to create a French person on a whim which will be tied to France and use French resources. This is to prevent abuse and over-extending my power by tredding the god-modding line.

I could theoretically send an agent to China, and have him live in France. But should someone play France, they may compete with me to remove the agent from French soil.


Respected Nations

Now, this is also as much a sequel as it is a reboot. It's been five-years since the previous installment which I hope would have many of the loose threads we had lying around when the RP died. As such, I'll also expect to see recognition of past events with credit given to appropriate nations or even characters (if individuals are named). This will help to preserve the story. This also means there are some nations with a respected history. Those going to play as those or around them will need to be versed in this. Adherence, recognition, and continuing to carry on their plans in their previous owner's absence is demanded.

A respected nation is any nation who's rule in the international field has had a prolonged effect and they have done great deeds worth noting. How long they were in play also has a respect. A nation is also considered respected if there has been significant and prolonged interaction with them by any one of the respected nations. What has occurred here is considered canon.

Also because a few of the vets from the original RP have come to this forum, many are on reserve for a couple weeks. If you are a returning vet who has been a part of this since its olden golden days speek up. Also, interaction with these nations are barred during the time they are reserved and un-played. I don't want anyone coming back to find their country taken over by some up-start who's yet to contribute to the political geography of the world.



RESPECTED NATIONS OF AFRICA
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Respected Nations of the Americas.

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RESPECTED NATIONS OF ASIA

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Respected Nations of Europe

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Respected Nations of the Middle-East

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The RP so-far, as presented by VilageidiotX

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#2

Dinh AaronMk
  • Location: Michigan
  • Minecraft: The_Taunter

Posted 12 December 2011 - 03:34 AM

(Let's see if this goes then...)

Well ladies now that I got you to read that, applications times. Just copy this form, delete the bullshit, and fill out.

Newbies Form

Nation/Faction- If you're gonna play as Germany, enter Germany. See, that wasn't so hard. However, if you're going to play as a rebel/separatist faction, enter the name of your faction. For example, if you're playing as the made-up Liberation Army of Andalusia within Spain, put Liberation Army of Andalusia (Spain) to show that your faction is operating within Spain. You may also include more than one nation that your faction is operating within.
Leader- Make sure your leader's name reflects his/her nationality. For god sakes don't do something like "President Tim of Persia", opt form something like "Sultan Hosayn ibn Tabraz of Persia." If you try to use your spore forums username as your leader's name I will stop reading your post at that moment and I will never accept you to join this RP. Seriously you guys...
Faction Type- If rebel or organization, fill this out. If not, just leave blank or remove all-toghether.
Backstory/Bio- Here you can make up the history of your nation or faction after 1914 up to 1976. Include any wars or rebellions that may have taken place. It helps to actually know a bit about the country or region you're playing as/within so it might not hurt to learn a little about your country's history on the internet. God forbid you might learn something once in a while. Also, it's best to familiarize yourself with any of the respected nations in the region. Any other information you want to share should go here. And I want a long bit of writing here. Three to four paragraphs or more of information. If you're short, I'm stopping you there).

Individual Play
(for use in playing a single character)

Character Name - [Enter your character's name here]
Home State - [Enter the country in which he lives]
Details - [Age, description, bio. I expect three or more paragraphs; age and description can easily be one]

Returning Form.

Because I reeled in a few of the vets from the old forum and convinced them to follow me this is included. Simply say hello, I should know who you are. If you want to be sure and to test my lovely memory, state your old username and tell me what we should do about Canada.


Active Alliances/Blocs/Leagues

There's no app for this. I'll add them as they come around in the RP and we don't need to worry about technicalities. If you can supply a flag too, that'll be great.

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The Asian Socialist Bloc
Members:
China
North Korea
East Russia
Laos
Cambodia
Vietnam
Republic of Luzon


Fact Sheets

I swear to bloody good, if you fill this out thinking it's the application I'm going to kill you.

Fact sheets are purely optional and are here to keep a reference on the status of your nation ranging from population to economy and army composition. Also comes with a brief history. I am expecting that anyone filling this out does some hard research on their nation of choice. Look into their population in the seventies to get the population now, as well as calculate army size (these numbers may be altered slightly to reflect anything the country has done to affect it, either through war or population control programs). By filling one out, you'll be making yourself aware of you nation's strengths, weaknesses, and everything else.

If you have any questions on if your nation's history works with the RP's canon thus far, shoot me a message and I'll tell you all you need to know. Of course, it'll also need to work with it, so no Venezuela intervening in the Finnish Situation.

The preferred reference is the CIA fact book. In fact, the fact sheet is structured much like the CIA fact book.

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Filled out Fact Sheets

Save for China, there will only be links to the pages on which a fact-sheet may be found.

CHINA:
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North West Coalition.

Ethiopia (or you know, third post on this page).


Past Carnations:
"Gorgen" Era: http://forum.spore.c...list/68292.page
The Second Age, or One Year of Bat-Shit Insanity: http://forum.spore.c...list/69131.page

OUT OF CHARACTER THREAD
http://www.minecraft...tion-switching/

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vilageidiotx
  • Location: Right Here.
  • Minecraft: Vilageidiotx
  • Xbox:Nope

Posted 12 December 2011 - 03:39 AM

Nation- Ethiopia

FACT SHEET

Country name- Ethiopian Empire
Map- Click Here
Background of country- (above)
Location- Central Africa
Area (comparative)-Composed of real world modern day Ethiopia, Somalia, Eritrea, Djibouti, Sudan, Hejaz, Uganda, Kenya, DR Congo, Congo, Central African Republic, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Cameroon, and Chad
Maritime Claims-Control of Red Sea south of Egypt, claims 100 miles out to sea from coasts.
Climate-Varies from scrub and semi-arid in Ethiopia, to Arid in Sudan, to tropical and sub tropical in the Congo
Terrain-Sand Scrublands in Ethiopia and southern Sudan, Desert in Northern Sudan, Jungle and Forest in the Congo.
Natural Resources- (partitioned, Lucrative in Bold, Primary in Underline),
-ETHIOPIA: Salt, Coffee, leather, chemicals, cereals, pulses, oilseed, cotton, sugarcane, potatoes, qat, cut flowers; hides, cattle, sheep, goats; fish, fruits, vegetables; goats, camels, animal hides, sorghum, lentils, corn, tobacco, sisal

-SOMALIA: Bananas, sorghum, corn, coconuts, rice, sugarcane, mangoes, sesame seeds, beans; cattle, sheep, goats; fish

-SUDAN: Oil (Large Reserves), edible oils, sugar, cotton, groundnuts (peanuts), sorghum, millet, wheat, gum arabic, sugarcane, cassava (tapioca), mangos, papaya, bananas, sweet potatoes, sesame; sheep and other livestock

-SWAHILILAND: Pyrethrum (insecticide made from chrysanthemums), Lead, tea, coffee, corn, wheat, sugarcane, fruit, vegetables; dairy products, beef, pork, poultry, eggs, tobacco, sugar, cotton, tobacco, cassava (tapioca), potatoes, millet, pulses, cut flowers; beef, goat meat,

-CONGO: Diamonds (large deposits), Gold (large deposits), copper, cobalt, coltan, zinc, tin, natural gas, coffee, sugar, palm oil, rubber, tea, cotton, coffee, cocoa, quinine, cassava (tapioca), manioc, bananas, plantains, peanuts, root crops, corn, fruits; wood product, timber, cement, palm oil, rubber, fish, okoume (a tropical softwood)

-EQUATORIA: Gold (small veins), Oil (large reserves)textiles, lumber, coffee, cocoa, cotton, rubber, bananas, oilseed, grains, root starches; livestock; timber, tobacco, yams, millet, corn, sorghum, maize, rice, wheat, gum arabic, sugarcane, mangoes, papayas, sweet potatoes, sunflower, sesame, cassava, beans, peanuts, cattle, sheep

-CHAD: Oil (small reserves), cotton textiles, meatpacking, brewing, natron (sodium carbonate), soap, cigarettes, construction materials,cotton, sorghum, millet, peanuts, rice, potatoes, manioc (tapioca); cattle, sheep, goats, camels

-HEJAZ: Wheat, barley, tomatoes, melons, dates, citrus; mutton, chickens, eggs, milk

-ETHIOPIAN TUNISIA:Kufra Basin (Oil Potential)

Natural Hazards-Deserts in Sudan, Earthquakes throughout territory, some risk of Volcanoes in Ethiopia itself.

Population-150,000,000
Major cities by populationAddis Ababa, Khartoum, Kinshasha, Djibouti, Mogadishu, Mecca, Jeddah.
NationalityEthiopian, Arabic
Religion-39% Islam, 18% Coptic, 16% Catholic, 10% Animism, 6% Protestant, 18% Coptic, 9% None, 2% other

Government Type-Constitutional Monarchy
Capital-Addis Ababa
States/Provinces- Ethiopia, Somalia, Hejaz, Sudan, Uganda, and Kenya.
Territories- Congo
Flag or Flag Description- Click Here
Currency- Ethiopian Birr(ETB)

Military Branches- Ethiopian Army, Ethiopian Airforce, Ethiopian Navy, Walinzi
Main Battle Tank-
-150 Leopard 1's (bought from Germany) Armor: Steel 19-21.7mm and 10-70mm RHA. Main Gun: 105mm Royal Ordnance L7A3 L/52 rifled gun
Other Armor/Land Vehicles
-750 Land Rover Series III's, 500 with autocannon or minigun turrets on the back
Standard Issue Weapon-
-StG 44 with 7.92x33 Kurz Cartridge (most used assault rifle), -Steyr AUG with 9x19mm Parabellum cartridge. (Less common assault rifle due to limited availability, used mostly by home guards and elite forces).
-MG 34 Machine Gun with 7.62x51mm cartridge.
-Walther P38 Pistol with 9x19mm Parabellum cartridge.
Uniform Color/Pattern-
-ARMY:Lizard pattern cammo, brown/olive green for Ethiopian troops. Brown berets standard issue, but usually only worn in formal circumstances.
-NAVY: Navy blue fatigues with blue beret.
-AIRFORCE: Same as army but with red beret.
-LOYALISTS: Same as army.
-WALINZI: Black greatcoat modified to hold optimum amount of weapons and ammo, black sunglasses, black beret. Very commonly undercover.
Other- Militia units don't have set uniforms
Military Service Age and Requirements- Government has the right to conscription but rarely uses it, wartime conscription only used when necessary. 16-40 is military age in Ethiopia.
Manpower-600,000. Both forces bolstered by unrecorded militia involvement
Naval Size- Small and mostly used to defend coast. Made up of... (ENS=Emperors Naval Service)
-1 Battlecruisers
--ENS Seyum
-1 Destroyer.
--ENS Iyasu V
-10 Frigates.
--ENS Yohannes
--ENS Menelik II
--ENS Tewodros
--ENS Fasilides
--ENS Addis Ababa
--ENS Harer
--ENS Mogadishu
--ENS Gondar
--ENS Djibouti
--ENS Nairobi
--ENS Aksum
--ENS Segale
--ENS Adwa
--ENS Oromo
((This does not include repurposed commercial craft. Below are some military owned commercial ships))
--ENS Bonny Joy: Cargo Ship Repurposed for Troop Transportation
Air Force Size-
-700 aircraft in total, mixture of various aquisitions...
--100 Floridian made Sukhoi's.
--200 MiG-17's
--100 MiG-21's
--50 Tu-95's
--50 B-36's
--100 F-4's
--50 UH-1 Helicopters
--20 Junkers D.I's
--15 Focke-Wulf Fw 190's
--15 C-130's, belonging to the navy for aerial transportation.

FACTSHEET 2.0: THE CHARACTER SHEET STRIKES BACK

1977+ Post

Sporum Era

-Important Sporum Links
Ethiopia Fact Sheet
Ethiopia OP
Aaron's OP
Aaron's OC
Gorgen's OP

-Important Sporum Era Posts
Pan-African Constitution
Industrialization Under Yohannes
Labor Rights Bill
Yohannes Anti-West Speech
Battle of Taif(part 2)

Current Era

Character Sheet
(Name)=MCF Intro if applicable.
(S)=Sporum intro if applicable.
(W)=Wiki page if applicable.

His Imperial Majesty, Emperor of the Pan African Imperial Union, Negus Nagast of Ethiopia and Somalia, Protector of Hejaz, and Father to All Africans:
-Yaqob Yohannes (27, born January 7th 1953)(S)(W)

Imperial Family
-Azima bint Hassan al-Soomaaliyeed (Empress, Wife of Yaqob, 24, born September 30th, 1955)
-Tewodros Yaqob (Prince, Son of Yaqob & Azima, 1½, born July 21st, 1978
-Yohannes Iyasu (Assassinated in 1974 at 58, born June 2nd, 1915)(S)(W)
-Elani Aman (Empress Dowager, Wife of Yohannes, 58, born January 11th 1922)(S)
-Sahle Yohannes (Deposed-Emperor, 33, born December 18th 1946)(S)(W)
-Taytu Yohannes (Princess, Foreign Affairs Adviser, 28, born April 20th 1951)(S)
-Olivier Gezi (Taytu's adopted son, 2, Febuary 23rd 1977)

Imperial Retinue
-Imperial Guard
--Captain of the Guard: Mvulu Tansi
--Lieutenent of the Guard:
--Guardsmen:
---Meskel

Sahle's Retinue
-Pharaoh Club
--Stanley Barnham, AKA "Sheik of Cairo"
--Chalke
-The Travelling Abyssinian Blues Band
--"Samel" on Drums: Sahle Yohannes
--Yared on the Krar
--Marc on the Saxophone
-The Club
--Aaliyah
-- Bozo
-- Bezi the Chimp
-The Party Barge

Yaqobs Government: Executive Branch
-Prime Minister: Themba Akanni(S)
-Magistrate General: Adila Minkah[S]
-Foreign Affairs Adviser: Taytu Yohannes(S)
-Economics Adviser: Christophe Kweku
-Resource Management Adviser: Najja Nadif
-Domestic Affairs Adviser: Nassor Chitundu[S]
-Tribal Affairs Adviser: Balcha Gessesse
-Treasurer: Biashara Zuka[S]

Ethiopian Parliament
-Imperial House
--Deputy General

-Senatorial House
--Senator General: Fitawrari Iregi (Democrat)
--Senators
---Imperialist Faction
----Aleqa Henoch Tesfaye (Traditionalist)
---Anti-Imperialist Faction
----Fitawrari Iregi (Democrat)
----James Lutalo (Wakomunisti)
----Dulani Funsani (Defederate)

-Tribal House
--Elder Ras:
--Elders


Ambassadors and Diplomats
-United Nations for Democracy: Julien Sisi
-Spain: Gowon Abayomi
-Canada: Obayana Roble[S]
-China: Digane Fulumirani[S]
--Assistant: Jean Thaba
--Receptionist: Beza
-France: Sebastien Bem
-Persia: Adissa Chilemba
-Armenia: Amare Debir

Parliament: Prime Minister Themba Akanni(S)

Political Parties (W)
-Imperial Sovereignty Party: Themba Akanni(S)
-Workers Liberation Party (Wakomunisti): James Lutalo
-Democratic Constitution Party: Fitawrari Iregi
-Traditional Ethiopia Party: Aleqa Henoch Tesfaye
-Peoples Social Party:
-Ethiopian National Party:
-Pan African Party:
-Islamic Party of Africa: Dawit Girma
-Defederate Coalition of Africa: Dulani Funsani

Government Employees
-Office of Foreign Affairs:
--Assistant to the Foreign Affairs Adviser: Ita Thabiti
--Natural Resources Department
---Agent (Mrs) Olaniya Adom

Ethiopian National Petroleum Corporation (EthiPec)
-Director: Tuma Zuka

State Governments
-Ethiopia: Mangasha Seyum

-Somalia: Siad Barre

-Sudan: John Garang[S]

-Swahililand: Daniel arap Moi

-Congo: Patrice Lumumba

-Equatoria: Jean-Bedel Bokassa

-Chad: Francois Tombalbaye

-Hejaz: Faeq Abd Al-Ala[S]

Other Governors
-Tanzanian Temporary Government: James Akwetee
-Zambian Temporary Government: Erasto Ehioze

Tribes
-Bemba(Congo/Zambia): Chitimukulu Kapwepwe
--Prince: Leon Kapwepwe (Deceased)
--Northern Tribal Leader: Jon Kapwepwe
-Luba(Congo/Angola): Mulopwe Nico Numbi (Deceased)
-Garanganze(Congo): Mwenda Msiri Mwami (Deceased)

Ethiopian Armed Forces: Ras Hassan Yusuf al-Soomaaliyeed(S)(W)
((Military organization: Army made of corps, corps made of three divisions, divisions made of 3-5 regiments or brigades. Corps named after commanders designated to them at the time, divisions numbered in order, regiments numbered arbitrarily based on historical factors))

-Ethiopian Army(500,000): Ras Rais[S]
-Mascot: CouJoe the Chimpanzee

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Chake Bay Military Training Base:
-Commanding Officer: Kwanza[S]

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1st Ethiopian Sefari(45,000):General Ojore Sentwala[S]
-1st Division(15,000):
--16th Tigray(3725):
---1st Battalion(370)
----C Company(90): Captain Adofo
-----1st Platoon: Sergeant Mandela
------Heavy Weapons Specialist:Kushtrim
------Communications Specialist:"Pharaoh"
--23rd Tigray(3725):
--3rd Afar:(3725):
--9th Afar:(3725):
--1st Afari Battery:(100):
-2nd Division(15,000): Major General Ghedi Akin[S]
-3rd Division(15,000): Major General Aswad
--21st Eritrea(3750):
---3rd Battalion(375):
----A Company(90): Captain Maalik
-----Rifleman: Ambroise
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2nd Ethiopian Sefari(45,000): Ras Zayed[S]
-3rd Division(15,000):
-4th Division(15,000):
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3nd Ethiopian Sefari(45,000): General Biniam
-1st Division (15,000)
--
-5th Division(15,000):
--Colonel Jomo
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4th Ethiopian Sefari(45,000): General Idrissa[S]
-6th Division(15,000):
------------------------------------------------
5th Ethiopian Sefari(45,000): General Motogusinile[S]
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6th Ethiopian Sefari(45,000): General Fergessa[S]
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7th Ethiopian Sefari(45,000): General Peyisai[S]
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8th Ethiopian Sefari(45,000): General Chisulo Iskinder[S]
-1st Division: Major General Agyeman
-2nd Division: Major General Gorfu
-3rd Division: Major General Miruts
--------------------------------------------------------------------

-Walinzi(Intelligence)(1,500): Director Hakim Mossadeq[S]
--Domestic Security: Deputy Director Joost Betserai
---Agent: Munyiga Kelile
---Veteran Agent: Tau Zola(Badge#110189)
--Intelligence: Deputy Director Njau Obasi
---Congo Division: Assistant Director Tristan Okechuku
---Agent: Wolansa Wasie
---Caucasian Division: Assistant Director Amare Debir
----Secretary: Aamina
----Agent Elias Zelalem
----Agent Leyla Masri
----Tecnician Walda
--Guard: Deputy Director Sefu Osahar
--Psychological Operations: Doctor Jean-Baptiste Tchicaya

--Local Agencies
---Amhara:
----Bahir Dar: Agent in Charge Yonatan

-Informant: Getachew[S]
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-Airforce: Fitawrari Bomani Uuka
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-Navy: Fitawrari Jafari Gamba[S]
--Red Sea Fleet: Admiral Rahad
---ENS Seyum: Captain Yonas

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-Legions: Liaison General Colonel Goliad Teshome
--Oromo Legion: Captain Sundiata
--Cameroon Legion: Githinji

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((Unaccounted for military numbers are either not added yet or constitute reserves/supply)


Criminal Underground
-African Crime Kingpin (Based in Malabo): "The Belgian Man"
-Sisi's Smuggling Operation (Kinshasa/Congo):
--Boss: Dr. Babukar Sisi
---River Barge Smuggler: Monsieur Zaire
---Arms Dealer: Chuma Mudada
---North American Weapons Specialist: Claude Modupe
-Bishop Agyei's Drug Organization (Douala/Congo):
--Boss: Archbishop Agyei
--Second in Command: Mangosuthu[S]
-Little America
--Big Homosexual Mike's Gang:
---Boss: Big Homosexual Mike
--Gary's Crew:
---Boss: Gary
-Misc
---Informant in Rio Niger: Rato

Ethiopian Orthodox Church
-Abuna: Giyorgis
-Theologians:
--Aleqa Henoch Tesfaye
-Others
--Keeper of the Ark

Catholic Church in Ethiopia
-Kinshasha: Archbishop Patrice Marcel Olawutobi
-Douala: Archbishop Agyei

Civilians
-Old Proprietor of "House of the Rising Sun: Duke Calloway
-Young Proprietor of "House of the Rising Sun:Cab Ellington
-Former First Mate of Spirit of Zanzibar/Mozambique Port Executive: Robert Letsha
-East Congo Conspiracy Theorist, Astronomer, Astrologer, and Spiritualist: Adroa
-Friend of Reporter Jacob Paki: Kanye Dino
-American Stoner: Tyrone Parker
-Ethiopian Stoner: Haruna Hagos
-General Manager of Addis Ababa Film House: Oladele Mame
-Ethiopian Director: Pierre Chionesu
-Addis Ababa Gambler: Gwi (Deceased)
-Near-Aksum Food Center
--Abeba Kidus
--Amsalu Oliyad

Media
-Reporters Guild
--Chairman: Meseret
-Ethiopian National Television & Radio
--Young Reporter: Jacob Paki
---Paki's Cameraman: Rudo Tawansa
--Young Female Reporter: Desta Henok
-Ethiopian National Newspaper
--Gondar Division
---Eyob
-Artists
--Writers
---Samson Biniyam: Spears of the Congo

University of Addis Ababa
-President: Ezkeiel Seife
-College of The Humanities:
--Chair of African Literature: Proffesor Mtima Osei
--History Department:
---Professor Alem Alem
-College of The Sciences: Dean Sekou Gathee
--Physics Department
---Professor Mandondo
--Astrophysics Department
---Professor Onuwachi
--Astronomy Department
---Professor Lesesi
---Professor Adom Adroa
--Psychology Department
---Graduate Student: Tobi Onani
--Sociology Department
---Professor Yonas Adwin
--Anthropology Department
---Doctor Bereket

Trouble Makers
-Arab Unity Movement: Haafiz ibn Abu al Alam (Deceased)
-Yaqob Assassination Attempt Patsy: Paul Niambi

(DEFUNCT) Katanga Rebellion:
Leader: "Rouge General" Marcel Hondo-Demissie (Deceased)
-Second in Command: Etienne Kpodo (Deceased)
-Garanganze Tribe: Mwenda Msiri Mwami (Deceased)
--Mormon Missionary to the Garanganze: Caleb Banks (Deceased)
---Tough Man: Osahar
-Luba Tribe: Mulopwe Nico Numbi (Deceased)
-Bemba Rebel Tribals: Jon Kapwepwe and Leon Kapwepwe (Deceased)

(DEFUNCT)Loyalist/Pro-Sahle Military
-German Occupational Forces: General Freiherr
--Belgian Scout: Ludolf
-Walinzi: Commander Ernst Himmler
-Department of Domestic Investigations: Kurt Wernicke
--Wernicke Investigation Team: Agents Ewansiha and Dalmar

(DEFUNCT) Sahles Government
-Prime Minister: Vince Reynard
-Personal Secretary to Emperor: Baruti(S)
-Imperial Advisor/BP Oil Exec: Darren Pattison

Deceased:
-Katanga Magistrate: Aubert Jaco (Deceased)
-Regional Petioner: Matthieu Rhamadhani (Deceased)
-Jewish-Arab Intel Collaborator: Ibrahim al-Musa (Deceased)

Historical Figures
-Former Emperor of Ethiopia Iyasu V
-German Ambassador to Ethiopia: Mr. Stein
-Kuomintang Ambassador: Huang
-Marcel's Wife: Cassandre Hondo-Demissie (Deceased)
-Marcel's Village
--John (Deceased)
--Dada
--Kofi
--Gaston
--Maurice (Deceased)
--Leon
-Hassans Fifties Congo Experience
--Ethiopian Soldiers
---Dawit: Platoon Leader
--Congolese Rebels
---Evariste Mulele: Stanleyville Front Commander
----Mayor Yakoko: Stanleyville Front Co-Commander
-Former Lieutenent of the Guard: Sunjatta Teferra (Deceased)

For Later Use:
-Briller (French Agent)

Important Locations

Ethiopia

Addis Ababa
-National/Imperial Palace(S)
--War Room
---War room color chart:
----Green: Ethiopian
----Red: Enemy
----Blue: Allied
----Black: Infantry
----Orange: Artillery
----Purple: Armor
----Brown: Militia/Legion
----White: Naval
----Cyan: Airforce
-Imperial Residence(S)
-Iyasu International Airport[S]
-Negus Mikael General Hospital
-Osakwe Ampah Foreign Relations Building
-Chinese Embassy (Formerly British Petroleum Offices)
-"The Wine Lion" Bar
-Auto/Gun Factory

Lalibela
(current base of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church)
-Church of Saint George

Djibouti
-Ras Meseret Naval Base

Congo

Kinshash
-"House of the Rising Sun" brothel

Equatoria

Malabo
-"Quarto Do Diabo" Casino

Douala
-Cathédrale Saint-Pierre et Saint-Paul

China

Hunan Province
-Yaqob's Mansion

Holidays/Annivereries
January
-1st: Western New Year
-7th: Yaqobs Birthday, Ethiopian Christmas
-11th: Queen Elani's birthday

Febuary

March
-2nd: Adwa Day (Celebrates Defeat of Italians)

April
-20th: Princess Taytu's birthday

May

June
-2nd: Yohannes Iyasu's birthday

July

August

September
-11th: Ethiopian New Year (Enkutatash)
-18th: Yaqob's Coronation Day
-27th: Meskel (Finding of True Cross)

October
-1st: Constitution Day (National Day, Celebrates Constitution Written in 1976)
-27th: Segale Day (Celebration of Iyasu Dynasty Victory at Segale in 1916)

November

December
-18th: Sahles birthday
-25th: Western Christmas

Posts
Ethiopian Civil War
1IntroHassan,IntroReynard,IntroYaqob
2HassanLudolf1
3SahleIntro, WernickeReportMention1
4Spanishinvite, Yaqobrequestsrules
5spaintalksarive,NERcontra1,congogold1
6spaintalks1,NERcontra2,congogold2
7spaintalks2,NERcontra3,congogold3
8NERcontra4,Lalibelaintro,Wernickeintro
9NERcontra5,Yaqobatthemovies
10NERcontra6
11NERcontra7,congogold4
12NERcontra8
13NERcontra9
14NERcontra10
15NERcontra11
16NERcontraAccepted
17NERcontraConditions
18Ludolfcracks
19diamondyaqob,officersmeetinghassanbouar
20Diamondyaqob2,Bouaropening
21Diamondyaqob3
22DiamondYaqob4,Bouar1
23DiamondYaqob5
24DiamondYaqob6
25BouarDongueRaid,SahleFindsWernicke
26Mudadarecalled
27Azimacalled
28BouarTrenchAssault,MercenaryFundingBritain
29Bostonupdate
30Yaqobinterviewstart,Bouarbattleofmonolith,Sahleinformsbarutiwernicke
31Yaqobinterview1
32Yaqobinterview2
33Yaqobinterview3
34Yaqobinterview4
35Yaqobinterview5
36Diamondtalk1
37Diamondtalk2
38Diamondtalk3
39Diamondtalk4
40Diamondtalk5,Yaqobinterview6
41Diamondalk6,Yaqobinterview7
42Diamondtalk7,Yaqobinterview8
43EnroutetoMbandaka
44Yaqobinterview8,Chinesedroppedoff,AzimagoestoMogadishu,BoarGermanCounterattack
45AzimainMogadishu,Hassangoestomines
46YaqobInterview9,YaqobsLetterToHou,AzimaInMog2,HassanSisiMineConversation
47YaqobInterview10,MogRiots,FrontalLobotomies,HassansAutoRepair
48YaqobInterview11,MogRiotSuccess,GermansExitWar
49YaqobInterview12,SahleTriesToEscape,HassansPostwarPlan,BouarEnds
50YaqobInterview13,SeptemberDays1,SahleEscapingThroughMarket
51YaqobInterview14,SeptemberDays2,SahleEscape3
52GermansLeaveCongo
53SahleCaught,HassanGangBackround
54HassanOccupiesAddis,YaqobPacksInHunan
Yaqob Rises
55YaqobCoronation
56AdvisersAppointed,SahleYaqobMeet
57Constitution1,AzimaBecomesGuardHead,ArabRebelsRevealed
58CanadianAmbassadorsReintroduced
59VXchina1
60VXchina2
61VXchina3
62Elani&TaytuIntro,UNDEntrance
63JulienSisi,UNDapplication
64CONSTITUTION!
65AnswersASBconstitutionQuestion, AmbSisiGoesToWarsaw
66AmbSisiArrivesInWarsaw
67RussiaVxPressRelease,EconomicReform,GovernorsPicked
68UNDanswersBrazilian,CallingGang,MilitaryLegislation
69(giggity)GangCall2,FitawrariAppointments,MilitaryBases,ChinaandFrenchAmbassadors
70Gang3,ChinaAmbassador2,AzimaCaptainOfGuard
71Gang4,FranceAmbassador2,SwissVisitProposall
72Gang5,ChinaAmbassador3,TunisiaMeeting
73(sporum-mark)FranceAmbassador3,ChinaAmbassador4,OilCompany
74FranceAmbassador3,SpiritOfZanzibar1
75UNDspeech,SpiritOfZanzibar2
76Gang6,FranceAmbassador4,OilCompany2
77UNDPolandDebate,Gang7,SuezRSVP
78Gang8,FranceAmbassador5,SpiritOfZanzibar3
79Gang9,SpiritOfZanzibar4,CommieProtestsIvoryCoast,SwissLetter
80PersiaBookLetter,Gang10,SpiritofZanzibar5,BrazilInTheUNDhall
81FranceAmbassador6,Oil1,Railroads
82Oil2,LegionLiaisonAppointed
83Oil3,SisiOfferSU27deal
84OromoLegion1,UNDivoryCoast
85Bern1,UNDivoryCoast2,PersianBookfairProffesor
86Bern2,IvoryCoast3,UNCcentralAmerica,Malabo/BelgianManIntro
87Bern3,LASAweapons
88SpiritOfZanzibar6,SU27BrazilAccept,Newspaper(Railroadfinished,Olympics,SpaceWar)
89SpiritOfZanzibar7,Bern4,UNDivoryCoast3,CongoStorm
90SpiritOfZanzibar8,SwissDealFin,UNDSwedeVote,Newspaper2
91SpiritOfZanzibar9
92SpiritOfZanzibar10
93GangLeaves,ChinaAmbassadorRequest,SouthAfricaVisitRequest,YaqobAzimaSouthAfricaWorry
94SpiritOfZanzibar11(WalinziLaunch),UNDSwedeNorwede,YaqobGoesToNewAfrica
95SpiritOfZanzibar12,YaqobArrivesInNewAfrica,LegionSpecialForces,AdroaSpacePhotosIntro
96NewAfricaProposal,SpacePhoto2,Newspaper3(BritishPmDead,FranceSpeech,BaboonJesus)
97NewAfricaProp2,UNDNorwayArgument
98NewAfricaProp3
99ChristmasMassKinshasa,SpacePhoto3
100UNDNorwayArgument2,ChinaAmbassadorLetterWelcome,SpiritOfZanzibar13,SpacePhoto4,YaqobReturns
101CommunistPartyIntro,LutaloIntro
102NewYearsSpeech
103Genna,AbunaChristianParty,KingCharlieLetter,ChineseAmbassadorLetter
104ChinaAmbassadorArrives,SoZ14,AdroaMadeProf
105ChinaAmbassador2,GermanColonyGovernors,ZanzibarPemba,FranceConquest,ItalyRise,CameroonLegion
106ChinaAmbassador3,KingCharlieLetterReply,SoZ15
107ChinaAmbassador4,PsychOpsStarted,JacobPakiIntro
108AmbassadorChina,SoZreport,AzimaYaqobChess
Rouge General's Rebellion
109AmbassadorChina2,SoZmeeting,IvoryCoastAgentsmeeting,KatangaProtests
110VXChinaEthiopia,KatangaProtests2,Timka'77
111RougeGeneralIntro
112VXChinaEthiopia2,BrazilPresidentVisitAccept,YaqobHassanDiscussKatanga,AdroaRadiation1
113VXChinaEthiopia3,RougeGeneral2,IvoryWalinzi1
114VXChinaEthiopia4,GaranganzeRebels,KwanzaLeavesZambia
115VXChinaEthiopia5,IvoryCoast1
116VXChinaEthiopia6
117VXChinaEthiopia7
118VXChinaEthiopia8,IvoryCoast2,BembaRebels,LubaRebels
119VXChina9,KatangaPreparesForBattle,Defederate Introduction,Newspaper4,SociologyParamilitary
120Lubumbashi1,RoadsideBombs,IvoryCoast3
121Lubumbashi2
122Cohete1,Lubumbashi2,BembaAmbush,AdvisoryCouncil,ChinaVideo,EnglishKingReminder
123Cohete2,Lubumbashi3,TanksVsSpears,IvoryCoast4,AzimaAndSahle
124Cohete3
125Cohete4,Lubumbashi4,KwanzaPaces,LostBattalionIntro,AdroaRecognizesChina
126Cohete5,Lubumbashi5,BiniamArrives,KwanzaRetreats,ChinaPembaLetter,YaqobLearnsRetreat
127RougeGeneralExecutesPrisoners
128SpanishDebrisStolen,PersianRightsMeeting,
129KwanzaFired,LostDivisionRaid,YaqobAzimaDoesIt,Cult1,MombasaFlood
130CommitteeMeeting(Pemba,Flood,Katanga),AzimaTellsHassan,LostDivisionDiscussion,Esfahan1
131MormonHuntsLostDivision,GorillaVsMvulu,KingCharlie1,Esfahan2
132Esfahan3
133LostDivisionWithPygmies,MormonBarFight,Esfahan4,YaqobLaysWithAzima
134IskinderMovesTowardKatanga,Esfahan5,ChinaHassanResponse
135BattleOfBusanga,RoadtripIntro,AdroaIntoSpaceRadioactive,Esfahan6,Cult2
136BusangaMarcel,LostDivisionMvuluNoLeg
137LiberiaTalk,YaqobAsksAzimaOut
138Esfahan7,KolweziPre,BanksGotMalaria,Cult3,IntroToPsychdrugs
139FilmHouse,AzimaShowsOffDress,MvuluReadyToLeave,Banks,BuysOffDjiboutiPort
140HassanGoingToChina,KolweziPrep,LipstickShipment
141HassanArrivesInChina
142HassanChina1,ArchbishopAgyeiIntro,KolweziSpeech
143HassanChina2,YaqobAzimaDateStarts
144HassanChina3,YaqobAssassin1,Kolwezi1,BanksFightsMvulu
145HassanChina4,YaqobAssassin2,Kolwezi2
146(double sporum-mark)AzimaFlashback1,YaqobAssassin3
147HassanChina5,HassanLearnsOfAssassin,TaytuLearnsOfAssassin,MotorcyclistsCaught
148YaqobPatsyFound,YaqobAssassinPressConference
149HouCallsAboutYaqob,TaytuHomecoming,HassanMossadeqAssassins,Kolwezi3
150HouCalls2
151Taytu'sImperialAdviseryCommittee,AddisProtests1
152AddisProtests2,Kolwezi4
153AddisProtests3,Kolwezi5
154AddisProtests4,SingFulumirani1
155SingFulumirani2,AddisProtests5
156AddisProtestsFin,SpanishAggressionDiscussion
157SpanishAgro2,KatangaCharter
158SingFulumirani3,SahleHit1,DahlakNavalManuever1
159SingFulumirani4,SahleHit2,DahlakNavalManuever2,KatangaUnrest1
160SahleHit3,SpanishAgro3
161SahleHit4,SpanishAgro4,KatangaUnrest2
162SouthAfricaAmbassador1
163SouthAfricaAmbassador2
164SpanishAgro5,SahleHit5,HassanGoesToKatanga
165FlashbackMarcelsDad,FlashbackHassanFirstMeetsYohannes
166FlashbackMarcelsChildhood,KatangaUnrest3
167FlashbackMarcelLearnsOfRebels,KatangaUnrest4
168FlashbackMarcelKongoloRebellion,KatangaUnrest5
169FlashbackMarcelBecomesGhost,KatangaUnrest6
170FlashbackMarcelGoesToKatanga
171SahleHit6,FlashbackHassanGoesToCongo,ModernDayHassanGoesToKatanga,PembaPlans
172Newspaper:SpainBacksOff,YaqobStillInHospital,WitchdoctorMovie
173SahleHit7,SahleEscape,FlashbackHassanArrivesInCongo,ModernHassanArrivesInKatanga
174TaytuCelebratesPembaStarted,FlashbackHassanFirstCongoCombat,IbrahimSurprisedByGang
175FlashbackHassanArrivesInStanleyVille,ModernRougeGeneralLeanrsOfHassanArrival
176FlashbackHassanStanleyvilleTrain,ModernSahlePoopScooper,Ibragang2
177FlashbackHassanElisabethvilleCamp,ModernHassanKillsThiefs,Ibragang3,SouthAfricaInvite
178FlashbackHassanMeetsMarcel,ModernHassanBuildsConcentrationCamp
179FlashbackHassanFights,ModernHassanPopulatedCamp,ArmeniaUND,TaytuSeesYaqobAndTalksSAC
180FlashbackHassanEntersElizabethville,ModernHassanPerformsFirstAmputation,FulumiraniChinaWeps
181FlashbackHassanMovesToCoquihatville,ModernHassanRampsUpAmputations,MsiriMad,ChinaWeps2
182FlashbackHassanAtCoquilhatville,ModernHassanLikesAmputation,TaytuMad
183FlashbackHassanLetsBelgiansGo,ModernHassanAmputatesBaby
184FlashbackHassanSurpriseAttacked,ModernGarangenzeLeaveMarcel,TaytuHatesHassan,YaqobAwoke
185FlashbackHassanBecomesADick,ModernGarangenzeDefeated,TaytuYaqobConvo,HouInvited
186NicoNumbiBetraysKatanga,YaqobProposesToAzima,HouArrivesAtAirport
187NicoNumbiBetrayalComplete,YaqobHouFeels
188MarcelCaptured
189MarcelDies
1977 Epilogue
190WarAwardCeramony,SahleGetsLostInDesert
191MarcelsHeadAtDinner,SahleMeetsMusicians
192SahleGetsHigh,TaytuAdoptsBaby,CriminalDivide,IbrahimDed
1980 Begins
193CavemenFlashback,ArcheologicalDig
194YerevanWalinziIntro
195YaqobAzimaReintro,AddisFactory,IllegalGunProduction
196AmareIntro
197ParliamentIntro
198TheTalkingGoat
199YaqobAndTheFossil
200TheTalkingGoat2
201HassanReintro,ENS Seyum,TalkingGoat3
202TalkingGoat4,SahleReintro
203PakiTheReporter,TalkingGoat5
204PembaMarch
205Pemba2,PartyBarge
206Pemba3,PakiMeetsMeseret
207YaqobsBirthday
208Pemba4,PakiArmeniaMeeting
209Pemba5,PartyBarge2,SpanishReeferMadness
210Spears1,PakiArrivesInGondar,ParliamentWar,Pemba6
211WalinziMeeting
212AmareGetsMessage,AsksSecretaryOnDate
213HassanOK'sArabyExperiments,HassanTripsButLivesBecauseHeIsAwesome
214SahleHighWithDemons,PharaohClub
215AmareAtSiteOfBombinYerevan
216YaqobReactsToYerevan,TheBlackRoom
217PharaohClub2
218SahleGetsSomeSex(AaliyahPlotRevealed),YaqobEmosAboutHou
219SahleAndBarnham
220BandOnTheRun
221TaytuPreparesToFly

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#4

Meritania

Posted 12 December 2011 - 03:40 AM

Well I am very interested in this alternative history RP, from what I've seen it looks like technology is from the 1920s, science is from 1890s and society is... somewhere.

Well as I'm unsure as to how things will pan out and I'm what you call 'an up-start', I'd like to play as the Spanish colonial possession of Mauretania. Thus leaving all foreign and military affairs with my colonial master :P.

Quick question, when you say "Story-written narrative, dialogue, and all of that.", what perspectives are you looking for? Am I meant to be a leader or reporting my actions through a newspaper or chit-chat between a couple of people?

Also are we allowed to fill in a few historical & political blanks or is everything set in stone?

(Edit: I've just saw your second post, the forums had lagged out

Nation- The Spanish Colonial Possession of Mauretania
Leader- Governor Péreno Peredéz
Faction Type- Colonial Occupation and civil administration unit.
Backstory/Bio - Spain has always had an invested interest in the politics of it's close neighbours in North Africa. However post-1914, Spanish interests had been more about the acquisition of a politically stable source of oil for the growing and modernising Spanish economy.

The Mauretanians on the other hand weren't doing as well. There economy had stagnated for decades and were still using 19th century military strategies and weapons. The residents were extremely moralist Muslims and followed Sharia law from the high court to the magistrates court. A far cry from the liberalised Europe.

The first move came when Spanish oil corporations began probing the region for oil in the early 50's. Originally, the then-government was supportive of encouraging the oil industry for the glory of Spain in return for tax & trade revenues. However changes in the political climate put an end to the lucrative deal and in move to secure their assets, forced a change in government more friendly to Spanish involvement in the country. The Spanish occupied the major cities along the cost. Eventually leading to the forced resignation of the Mauritanian government and the establishment of a colonial office with direct links with Madrid. Mauritania's time as an independent state, was over.

From the 60s onwards, Mauretania has largely been considered a back water in Spanish affairs, whose attention has been more focused on Europe. Political changes in Spain prior to 1975 have meant a new governor has been installed, the liberal minded Governor Péreno Peredéz,  his predecessor took a very laissez fair approach to the local populace. The Governor wants to make his name, bring his territory into the 20th century and be a colony Spain can be proud with.

#5

arnie532
  • Minecraft: arnie532

Posted 12 December 2011 - 03:50 AM

Hey, I want Canada back, should be fun. As for what we are doing about Canada Aaron, we are leaving it alone, or else. We have moose
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Anyway have fun being topichitler.

#6

Dinh AaronMk
  • Location: Michigan
  • Minecraft: The_Taunter

Posted 12 December 2011 - 03:54 AM

View PostMeritania, on 12 December 2011 - 03:40 AM, said:

Well I am very interested in this alternative history RP, from what I've seen it looks like technology is from the 1920s, science is from 1890s and society is... somewhere.

Well as I'm unsure as to how things will pan out and I'm what you call 'an up-start', I'd like to play as the Spanish colonial possession of Mauretania. Thus leaving all foreign and military affairs with my colonial master :P.

Quick question, when you say "Story-written narrative, dialogue, and all of that.", what perspectives are you looking for? Am I meant to be a leader or reporting my actions through a newspaper or chit-chat between a couple of people?

Also are we allowed to fill in a few historical & political blanks or is everything set in stone?

I don't think Spain's former master will mind if you're going by his will. That is if he stops being dead enough to float over here. But it's finals time, so I imagine when he's done with that he'll join us.

And I've made us of many different devices and characters to look at what's going on. You don't necessarily have to be your leader. I've invented several lieutenants, generals, field officers, and celebrities to explore my version of China. As well as writing up mock news paper and radio reports. All I want to see is something creative. All the posts I've seen in RPs like this really make my spine crawl. They're too flat.

I could always pull an old post to give you an example. ;P


As per technology and stuff, it's all over the board. Minus computer targeting systems we got semi-modern jets. It's something that could be contested, but they're so much a thing now for the RP it's not worth it.


And Vilage, Arnie. Good to have you back on the crew. I'll get your nations colored in with their new shiny colors and we'll be off.

#7

arnie532
  • Minecraft: arnie532

Posted 12 December 2011 - 04:01 AM

View PostDinh AaronMk, on 12 December 2011 - 03:54 AM, said:

I don't think Spain's former master will mind if you're going by his will. That is if he stops being dead enough to float over here. But it's finals time, so I imagine when he's done with that he'll join us.

And I've made us of many different devices and characters to look at what's going on. You don't necessarily have to be your leader. I've invented several lieutenants, generals, field officers, and celebrities to explore my version of China. As well as writing up mock news paper and radio reports. All I want to see is something creative. All the posts I've seen in RPs like this really make my spine crawl. They're too flat.

I could always pull an old post to give you an example. ;P


As per technology and stuff, it's all over the board. Minus computer targeting systems we got semi-modern jets. It's something that could be contested, but they're so much a thing now for the RP it's not worth it.


And Vilage, Arnie. Good to have you back on the crew. I'll get your nations colored in with their new shiny colors and we'll be off.

:D

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 04:05 AM

View Postarnie532, on 12 December 2011 - 04:01 AM, said:

:D

Be careful, admins don't take likely to this posting.

And there you go, you're your own double rainbow across Canada.

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 04:07 AM

Fixed
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Posted 12 December 2011 - 05:31 AM

Canada will become one with America yes?

Canada is soooooo going down by the end of the first week.

Hasi.

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 05:33 AM

Welcome back US USSA.

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 05:34 AM

Why is Canada a Rainbow?

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 05:35 AM

Arnie requested it.

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 05:35 AM

Well, I did come from the other thread, but seeing how I completely wrecked India, I feel like starting anew. Silly terrorists.

Nation- United Forces of India (based in Jaipur)
Leader- Mahatma Sarvodaya
Faction Type- The UFI is a terrorist cell formed shortly after India collapsed under its own weight. It seeks to restore the complete Indian republic: Sri Lanka, India, Burma, and Pakistan, all under one unanimous rule.
Backstory/Bio- The UFI was formed before the Parliament was assassinated. Mahatma used to be a member of Parliament, going by a different name at the time. Seeing the collapse of mother India before his eyes, he fled the country mere days before the bombs went off and killed Parliament. Once India had devolved into complete anarchism, he convinced millions of citizens that the unholy had tried to destroy their great nation. But, under his guidance, the pride of the nation could be restored once more. He changed his name to Mahatma Sarvodaya- Mahatma meaning saint, and Sarvodaya, meaning progress for all.

Soon, however, India rose from the ashes as a collection of disorganized, angry states. Figuring one had to be loyal to his cause, Mahatma went to each government, pleading them for assistance. Only Jaipur's accepted. The communist structure of their government (which I am going to need as a plot device, sorry person who claims this country) was very stable economically. Though the government is not directly affiliated with the faction, a few generous donations have saved them more than once. The main base of military and political operations is centered in Jaipur, near the outskirts of one of the larger towns.

Mahatma has managed to assemble a large coalition of citizens and soldiers from many countries. He continues to launch guerrilla strikes against convoys and troops in all the following states: Delhi, Pakistan, Maharashtra, Bengaluru, Sri Lanka, Kashmir, Burma, and non-supportive regions of Jaipur. Troops aren't scarce, and it takes few to run the 'government'. Though they have but a few fighter jets, land forces often dwarf forces in battlefields. When combat is undesirable, citizens associated with the UFI will often commit to satyagraha, or peaceful revolt. Pakistan, a Muslim nation, often has more problems than other nations would with this faciton. Burma's unresponsive government makes it easy to target. Former Indian nations, however, are almost compliant went it comes to demands. True, they have put up fights when warfare tactics are applied, but they do not openly criticize the UFI. Well, not yet...

With the world stirring once more, Mahatma finds himself once again struggling for power. India has been apart for five long years, and while the UFI has been active, it hasn't been enough to unite mother India once more. The time is ripe, with the nations of the world stirring. Maps are going to be burned and redrawn soon. Why not start in southern Asia?



Not as long a post as I would have liked, but being a 'new' player in the turn of events here, I don't have much to put down. Everything about the Indian descent into anarchism's in the old thread.
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Posted 12 December 2011 - 05:39 AM

Ah, welcome back.

Well now you can start afresh, so long as you're not playing out the renewal of India in the time-span of a week.

And your Sukhois are [mostly] China's now.

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 05:40 AM

Nova, my American comrade, how nice to see you. :D
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Posted 12 December 2011 - 05:43 AM

View PostDinh AaronMk, on 12 December 2011 - 05:39 AM, said:

Ah, welcome back.

Well now you can start afresh, so long as you're not playing out the renewal of India in the time-span of a week.

And your Sukhois are [mostly] China's now.
Good to be back. ;)

Of course I'm not reviving India in one week. But, seeing as this is a fantastic roleplay on one of the largest online forums, I may have no choice but to make it less than a month.

AWW I miss those Sukhoi things that I gave some weird name which I promptly forgot
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Posted 12 December 2011 - 05:45 AM

View PostTorchwoodArchive, on 12 December 2011 - 05:43 AM, said:

Good to be back. ;)

Of course I'm not reviving India in one week. But, seeing as this is a fantastic roleplay on one of the largest online forums, I may have no choice but to make it less than a month.

AWW I miss those Sukhoi things that I gave some weird name which I promptly forgot

I could "resupply" you back with the Chinese re-mods. I have the name of them somewhere... Something Mongolian...

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 05:47 AM

*Punches Arnie in the face*

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 05:49 AM

View PostRussianNova, on 12 December 2011 - 05:47 AM, said:

*Punches Arnie in the face*

Why so aggressive, it has been five years, and I believe my act has been quite an improvement, no anti-US, which can't be said for you.
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