|This map game is now archived as an Inactive Map Game.|
It has come to my attention that there is no current active map game on the wiki. With a great deal of time on my hands, and as the original creator of one of the wiki's longest running games, I am here to hopefully remedy that with Humanity's Course Eternal a reboot of the original HC. AllianceScoutAiothai (talk) 22:41, February 19, 2020 (UTC) (please note that since then Aiothai is no longer running the game so be sure to check the mod list for the new people to contact)
For those new to this kind of game, I'll post some rules.
PLEASE READ THE RULES BEFORE JOINING!
- Keep foul language to a minimum, and no racial slurs are allowed; otherwise, you will be banned.
- Please remain civil.
- If you do not post for more than 7 turns your nation will be taken away from you and it will be available for other people to take.
- Moderators are expected to post their turns more frequently than regular players. As such if they do not post a turn as their nation at least every 5 turns their moderator status will be revoked and they will become a regular player.
- Please be plausible! This is an absolute must if you want to play this game! If you do not post plausibly, your implausible edit will be deleted. Which means:
- If your nation/political faction does not possess WMDs, you must announce that they are being created at least four years before you are allowed to use them. This rule will vary based on the power of your nation, like how Samoa would take much longer to plausibly create WMDs than Japan.
- Sentient aliens are not permitted until humanity crosses the light speed barrier. This means that you can find space fish in Europa before FTL travel, but you aren't going to find the Dominion in 2025.
- Both parties must agree to any interaction.
- If you feel that you have been unfairly treated, please write your complaint in the comments, or alternatively message Horizons on discord.
- Only the Head-Mod can appoint new mods and the map mod.
- The Head Mod's word overrides all others.
- Only the Head-Mod, and the Vice Mod can start new turns, except if a new turn has not been started within 72 hours. Then any player can start a new turn.
- Every turn is one year until 2200 where it becomes ten years then in 2300 it turns to 20 years.
- A new turn starts at least every 72 hours.
- Mods are able to create random events and will represent a NPC nation (i.e. Mongolia isn't going to sign its land over to Pakistan or something stupid like that), Mods also help to make that implausible stuff doesn't happen.
- Mods are permitted to post turns as nations that aren't being played to add a bit more flavor alongside the mod events that are put at the beginning of every turn.
- After you do 3 implausibilities you are banned from the game.
- Every 25 years are to be archived to limit the amount scrolling that needs to be done to get to the latest year. Be sure to check back once in a while to ensure proper continuity!
- Please, I must implore of you, if you plan to play this game, be active and check back often!
- This isn't a rule, but I'd like to encourage you to put your country's flag before your turn on the bullet list.
- Have Fun!
Earth is at a crossroads...
As Joe Biden is inaugurated as U.S President, America desperately attempts to recover from the Second Great Recession, an economic crisis that shattered American dominace in global circles.
The People's Republic of China has not faired much better than the U.S, with the Coronavirus continuing to devestate not only rural areas, but penetrating major cities such as Beijing and Hong Kong. It is widely believed that the PRC government has entered panic mode, fearing a rival such as India or Japan may attempt to take advantage of their predicament and wrestle over control of South East Asia.
Russia, unlike their allies in China and rivals in America, have found great prosperity at the turn of the decade. Having added Tajikistan and Uzbekistan to the Eurasian Economic Union, many wonder if Moscow is planning a revival of the Soviet Union. In an obvious power play, Russia has also expanded their presence in Africa, forming allies among developing nations in exchange for access to rare earth elements and the placement of military facilities on the continent.
Tensions in the Middle East have devolved into the cusp of all out war. Turkey has furthered their incursion into Syria, forming an alliance with Israel and Saudi Arabia, while forcing Syria into closer relations with Lebanon and Iran. Syrian and Turkish troops have already killed each other on multiple occasions, with fear that World War III could spark in the tumultuous region. Israel, despite having made progress towards peace with Palestine, has indicated an invasion of Iran may be inevitable.
The people of the world watch with baited breath, as their respective governments decide Humanity's Course.
Place a flag and write your username next to the nation of your choice. Feel free to add whichever nation you would like to play as. Five people must join for the game to begin.
- Russia: Hydrozen
- China: EthanKoenigsberg
- Australia 21Mercbl
- Bengal:Governor Mercbl
- Church of the Latter Day Saints: Horizons
- Korea: Eledec
- Japan: Beta
- United Kingdom: Rajjy Aki
- Indonesia: Ramasamahamadamalamaharaja Derpinan
- Taiwan: Kuro
- Sweden Actuallyjasmine
- Nigeria: Hexarafi
- Iceland: Ryan's Son
- Canada: Lord Kemrii
- Italy: Tenacious
- South Africa: MrTangle101
- Iran: Boomer Solace
- Israel: Lord Falcon
- Tibet: Tashaci
- Philippines: #OustDuterte
- Brazil: Spleehae
- Germany: MisterParasoul
Kill for gain or shoot to maim But we don't need a reason
After consideration of their options, Inner Mongolia joins the nations who have secured their independence from China, seeing no reason to continue fighting
The Indo-Pakistani conflict goes nuclear. After being pushed back to well within Pakistani territory, Pakistan fires several nuclear weapons at major Indian cities, such as New Delhi, Mumbai, and Jaipur. India responds by firing a volley of their own. Within hours the governments of India, Pakistan, and even Bangladesh, which was struck by several missiles in the chaos, collapse. In an unrelated note China regains its status as world's most populous country.
The state of Texas secedes from the Union.
- Canada: PM Peter MacKay is made into meme after he responded with an incredulous "What!" to being informed by a reporter during a press briefing that Texas had seceded from the United States. It is unknown if his response to the situation in the Indian subcontinent has been meme-ified. In more serious news however, the PM has condemned the now nonexistent governments of India and Pakistan for their reckless actions that have led to the deaths of millions and the reality of the previously unimaginable horror of nuclear war. The nation spends a week in mourning as all flags are lowered to half staff. Parliament reaffirms Canada's commitment to global nuclear disarmament with the Nuclear Disarmament Act making it a criminal offence to construct nuclear weapons. In more positive news, the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) has announced a collaboration with private Ontario space company Blue Horizons to launch commercial micro-satellites in the near future. This represents the CSA's shift towards acting as a facilitator for private space endeavours as opposed to a conducting its own missions itself. Meanwhile, thanks to the efforts of the company Noisy Food, insect based food products have become relatively commonplace across North America, particularly among the youth. This is in part thanks to successful marketing campaigns and breakthroughs in producing insect-based meat patties and sausages. This is perhaps a step in the right direction as far as the sustainability of food production is concerned. It is common to see large insect farms on the periphery of urban centres. Meanwhile, augmented reality technology company SemiReal has been awarded with a government contract to develop augmented reality goggles, windows, and contact lenses for the military. Separately, the provinces of British Columbia, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and New Brunswick announce the successful upgrade of their electrical grids to being smart grids capable of storing and diverting electrical supplies in response to changes in supply and demand in real time; this results in tangible reductions in energy wastage in said provinces. Ontario and Quebec each announce that they are undergoing similar projects but that their provinces will take longer to adapt while Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba, spurred on by the successes of the Pacific and Atlantic provinces, have begun legislative proposals for similar upgrades to their grids. Meanwhile, 4 new missiles boats and 1 new littoral combat ship have entered service as the HMCS Fox, HMCS Berton, HMCS Peterson, HMCS Banting, and the HMCS Sydney respectively. In other news, Toronto now contains 5 wooden skyscrapers with dozens more planned over the next decade. Separately, private technology company Smart Surfaces has developed its first prototype of flexible electronic paper, consisting of incredibly thin flexible electronics within an equally thin framework of plastic, effectively mimicking the ink-on-paper aesthetic as well as the flexibility of paper. The as-of-yet not commercialised material represents a significant step down in price from prototypes from the previous decade, and municipal governments around Canada have already expressed interest in using electronic paper instead of conventional LCD or LED displays when building public electronic displays such as public transport guides, information interfaces, and road signs. There has also been interest from the various departments of education for its use in classrooms in place of the expensive projector-smartscreen model currently used in many schools.
- Canadian Diplomacy: Canada calls for a joint UN mission to stabilise the Indian subcontinent, including but not limited to military peacekeeping, reestablishing government, reconstruction and agricultural projects, and general humanitarian aid, with the first two being of highest priority as a necessary prerequisite to the success of the latter two. In this regard, Canadian troops under the joint direction of the Department of Defence and the Direct Aid Agency are prepared to enter the Indian subcontinent where necessary. Furthermore, Canada calls for the establishment of a quasi-executive UN South Asian Emergency Council to guide and direct foreign aid and intervention in the crisis, with all UN members being able to participate. [Mod/Player Responses] This would not be a government, but an agency of the UN dedicated to this crisis. Canada's first proposal for rectifying the situation in South Asia is the official dissolution of the Indian, Pakistani, and Bangladeshi governments, and the establishment of many separate governments as direct successors to the state governments of each former nation. Canada believes that this is the way to ensure that governments are closer to their people while rebuilding through this crisis, and to ensure lasting peace in the aftermath of this crisis. [Mod/Player Response]
- South African Diplomacy: We strongly agree with the Canadians, seeing that we are already making moves to save people in India already. We also can allow this UN force to use the Mumbai Occupation Zone as a base of operations as well.
- Indonesian Diplomacy: We strongly approve of this measure, and offers the UN the ability to use Indonesian military bases as planning bases for this undertaking.
- Australian diplomacy: Australia supports all measures suggested by Canada. We would also like to offer Australia’s existing Kolkata safe zone to act as a base for peacekeeping efforts in the region.
- China: Troops are being withdrawn from Yunnan, (Hui Republic/Ningxia) and Inner Mongolia for the first time under the orders by President Dao and the newly reorganised military command. There has been slowed activity against Tibet and in Xinjiang, with 95% of all troops in the former province of Xinjiang, now Uyghurstan/East Turkestan, finally withdrawn from the war and it is expected that the last troops would finally withdraw by the end of this year. Dao recognises all nations that the Chinese government had made peace with and that he will also begin to look towards creating a professional army of no more than 500,000 personnel (both active and reserve, rather than 2.5 million as it was) and ending the conscription that took place since 2027 when rebellions in Tibet began to break out in greater numbers. The phasing out of personnel will take over two years, with many being asked to pass physical and mental tests to stay in the military. [Secret] In Hong Kong however, a new peace deal has been proposed, with a condition that all mainlanders that have migrated here will be evicted by the government and that the mainland government with, along with the recongition of their independence. Diplomats were being sent again to Uyghuristan that they have started to withdraw troops from their own region and thus China would seek peace and full recognition. For Tibet, China could only make a compromise of a referendum for Qinghai and western Sichuan within the next two years and give them immediate autonomy, collectively becoming known as the so-called Tibetan Autonomous Region of Amdo and Eastern Kham (rather than calling it as Qinghai and Western Sichuan). The referendum will not be rigged and will be treated with fairness rather than the Xi-era referendum that saw a 100.7% error. It is hoped that bargains could allow China to finally end the final parts of the conflict. [Mod Response/Secret] As with his continued reforms, the Great Firewall is fully taken down on November 12th, allowing people to search for western content and sites without being tracked but private companies that are not associated with the government. Some state-owned businesses are being privatised and many private businesses are no longer required to show or pledge their allegiance or associate with the party in any way. Political parties aside from the CCP are now legal for the first time, leading to thousands of party registrations within a span of a year by many, who are now seeing their political freedoms being compensated. Dao also announced that the next general election would be on 2034 to ensure that the nation could move away from the socialist experiment that Xi wanted to return to and then afterward, elections will be held every 5 years. Polls show that the CCP is likely going to collapse under a multi-party democratic system that Dao has been pushing slowly. On the other hand, the official death toll of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre is also released for the first time, putting it up to 6,200. Dao also has officially made an apology to protesters and victims of the massacre. Classified documents on the list of students that were killed (sometimes being inaccurate to say at least) were found in the declassification and release of these files. Reconstruction efforts of the Chinese economy were also finally being implemented and discussed within the Politburo after scrambling to make peace with other countries. Meanwhile, for the remaining Xi loyalists that weren't executed, as all high-ranking officials were purged within politics and were simply deported to Manchuria (as no country, not even seceding countries would be willing to simply take them in) or forced into re-education in some form as in the case for the 70% of the former Xi loyalists in the past two years. Those who refuse were executed. The relations between China and Russia have largely soured under the Dao government, but he sees the deportation of few hundreds of thousands (<300,000) of loyalists to the north over the months as for the greater good, while the millions simply accepted the new fate of China as being inevitable.
- Uyghur Convention [SECRET]: The terms are agreed to.
- Tibet [SECRET]: On one condition: that Tibet henceforth is always referred to in China as the Tibetan State, not a province. Otherwise, agreed.
- Australia: The Liberals and Scott Morrison regain power in the 2031 election with just 76 seats, Labour wins 64, United Australia Party wins 7, the Greens win 1 and independents win the final 3. Australia quickly reacts to the Indian-Pakistani nuclear exchange. Australia sends 5000 soldiers to set up and keep the peace in a 300km2 “safe zone” around the city of Kolkata where refugees can be temporarily housed before more permanent resettlement can be found. For 10,000 refugees that resettlement will soon be a reality as they are brought to Australia to construct 30,000 homes and improve infrastructure such as building a solar plant capable of supplying electricity to 75,000 homes in Argyle City over 3 years after which they will be allowed to settle in Argyle City. (Secret) A second test of Australia’s concrete destroying gas, now code named CE-1, is conducted, in order to fix possible errors in the quantity used in the first test (Mod Response/End Secret). Production of the silver lightning aircraft is well ahead of schedule with the expectation being 750 by 2035. A new tank, the FP-15-Campbell is designed for the Australian Defence Force. It has a 120mm main armament and two 7.62mm and two 20mm metal storm pods as secondary armaments. It also has a new form of armour that uses several high quality graphene sheets along with the regular armour. Production will begin next year. Following Bougainville’s independence, they along with Kiribati, Nauru, Micronesia, Tonga, Tuvalu, Palau and the Marshall Islands are invited to the OEC (Mod Response). Australian forces are brought out of Indonesia and to help repair Australia-New Guinea relations, Australia offers a group of Australian experts in the fields of engineering, economics and architecture to help “modernise” Port Moresby (Mod Response). (Secret) These experts are instructed to try and help Australian business as much as possible e.g buying materials from Australia (End Secret). A geostationary satellite is launched over the Arabian Sea, the first of three that will be launched over the next 5 years as part of the new “hurricane project”. It will be used for meteorological observation. (Secret) These satellites will also be used for spying on happenings in the nations around the Arabian Sea (End Secret).
- Australian Army [SECRET]: The tests succeed in turning CE-1 into a veritable weapon. (CE-1 is indeed incredibly powerful, but whether or not its effects will outweigh the incredible cost of the weapon or the Australian public will receive it well has yet to be seen.)
- Kiribati, Nauru, Micronesia, Tonga, Tuvalu, Palau and the Marshall Islands: The offer is accepted.
- Papua New Guinea: The offer is accepted. (The Papua New Guinean public express disbelief and anti-government riots break out, sending Papua into a state of civil unrest.)
- South Africa: The government agrees to pay the high cost for the fusion reactor project, and integrates it into South Africa 2045. The moon landing project also continues on at a steady pace, the green energy project is also pursued along with the economic growth as well. South Africa also welcomes refugees from the Indo-Pakistani Wars with open arms, setting up the New Indo-Pakistani Relief Committee, which plans for 50,000 homes to be built, and for other cash to be diverted to the relief fund as well. The A-6 Rattlesnake meanwhile is now being used in widespread production, and is widely regarded as a highlight of South African military might. (Secret) A bizarre sounding new project is underway, the M-15 Scorpion, also known among some as the "Sandmarine" resembles a submarine with tracks which burrows underneath the land and will appear behind enemy lines, wreaking havoc across the battlefield. Work is being done of variations suited for the vast and diverse landscape of the regions that encompass South Africa. The image you see is a concept of the Scorpion. (End Secret) The South African navy is sent along a contingent of 5000 marines to go save as much people as possible at the city of Mumbai. South Africa also remains neutral on Texan independence, not wanting to anger the United States, which despite being a declining nation, still has a large base of power to leverage in any kind of fight.
- Russia: With the Russo-Chinese relations souring by the day, the Putin administration chooses to tolerate what it sees as a suicidal move by the Dao administration. With the many events taking place in China, some advocate for political change of the Russian variety. Such opinions are materialised in new political parties, some more liberal and some borderline fascist. Not to anyone's surprise, the only political scene that hasn't changed are of the communists, who sit ignored by the vast majority of Russians. One of the rising platforms for the modern youth just happens to be the Russian Monarchist Party, supporting a constitutional monarchy and the preservation of Russian conservatism
for reasons we do not fully understand. Putin himself has dismissed the meteoric rise of this "monarchist riff-raff", but many believe Putin himself supports a Russian constitutional monarchy after the end of his tenure, primarily tabloid newspaper editors. With the influx of Xi loyalists in Manchuria, the political demographic there has inevitably changed. With the influence and political sway of China diminishing day by day, we have elected to handle the affairs of Asia instead. The first order of business, is the suggestion of unification between Mongolia and Inner Mongolia. [Mongol Response] Secondly, with Russian access to Manchuria, the facilitation of our support in the infrastructure and modernisation of North Korea grows, as we hope to pursue warmer relations with the unified Korean state. In extraterrestrial affairs, the Aurora space station has grown by several new modules, featuring onboard farms to grow crops and recycle oxygen, mainly located in the rotomodules. [Secret] In the most recent addition of modules, the precursors to orbital weaponry are imported on station. [End Secret] There has also been debate in Russian scientific forums as to the feasibility of engaging in what has been termed an "orbital sweep", where defunct satellites and other space junk are pulled out of orbit and into our atmosphere for recycling and generally the decluttering of Low Earth Orbit. Top experts are also reaching out to international platforms to suggest an international effort for orbital sweeping. [Mod Response] We offer our condolences to the United States over the murder of their President, but welcome Texas into the international stage, inviting their President or leader-equivalent to Moscow establish diplomatic relations and embassies. [Mod Response]
- Mongolia: We cannot accept the Russian position as it currently stands unless there are extensive drawbacks. (Mongolia is unwilling to allow Inner Mongolia to join the country due to the estimated economic cost of rebuilding an incredibly volatile and destructive region; however, it is willing to establish a free-movement zone.)
- Russian Scientific Convention: The concept is necessary but will be costly. We cannot say if Russia will be able to afford it on its own; with the international economy crumbling apart as it is.
- 25px Republic of Texas: Hell yeah. Thanks a lot. (Texas' breaking off has inspired turmoil within the country, unable to support its own agricultural needs and with a burgeoning Mexican-American population entirely opposed to the turn of events.)
- Canadian Diplomacy: The Canadian Space Agency is interested in an international effort to clean up orbital debris.
- Australian Diplomacy: Australia’s Space Agency is also interested in such an effort.
- South African Diplomacy: The South African Space Agency is similarly interested in such an effort.
The Texan Republic, as it declares itself, enters total economic collapse following a failure of relations between it and the United States. After a declaration of martial law protests and riots break out against the Texan legislature, beginning what analysts say will likely be prolonged civil unrest; the United States, however, does not recognise the secession and President Gabbard orders the occupation of Texas; turning one of the largest states into a veritable battleground. The loss of Texas as a fuel source also means the United States must now turn elsewhere for its oil.
Peace arrives in what was formerly the People's Republic of China. The United Nations is pressured to allow for these nations to enter as full member states; Taiwan's registration is continued as a custom.
Hungary officially renames itself the National Hungarian State; however, this is opposed by the large majority of the population. Tensions rise and riots break out after hundreds in the LGBTQ+ community as well as notable political dissidents are killed in a massive massacre, throwing the country into civil war, one the vast majority of EU supports anti-government rebels on. Viktor Orban is maimed, losing his legs and left arm in a botched public execution.
- China: China officially recognises the Tibetan State finally, along with all subsequent states over the period of 2031-32. Manchuria has also been broken off as said by president Dao and is recognised as such as an independent country to China, believing that the deportation of remaining Xi loyalists and the need to cut ties with the old Xi-era loyalists from the current form of the Communist Party is necessary to reform China for a new century. Hong Kong however, has still not yet accepted any peace treaty yet or had signed a peace treaty, so the conflict still continues, albeit on a much smaller scale as conflict in general has generally subsided. Another talk has been pushed to affirm the move for China to fully deport all of their mainlanders and no Mainlander troops being sent there for the next 15 years in exchange that China will grant independence for Hong Kong and recognise it as a separate nation. [Mod Response] Reconstruction and revival of the already devastated economy began with demilitarisation being put underway by downgrading the number of soldiers to 1,000,000 by the end of the year, with the size planned to be shrunk even further to 500,000 by 2033 to ensure that China's investments and budget goes forward. The promise of carbon capture technology as demonstrated in the mid-late 2020s by Chinese private research institutions and researchers has been resumed but on a smaller scale, with the continued hopes of pushing China to a carbon neutral state by 2050. Space programs by the CNSA have been reduced to only launching satellites in the island of Hainan to focus on reviving other economic sectors first before investing into building a new spaceport in the middle of China. Railways are being upgraded for the first time after being left stagnating. High-speed trains are slowly being introduced and new tracks are being laid. The vision of China 2030 is renovated as the Reconstruction and Rejuvenation Economic Initiative, which basically is redeveloping the Chinese economy and infrastructure that has been laid to destruction in the coronavirus pandemic and then the wars that followed through. Foreign investors are being welcomed into the country with open arms, but many nationalists feared this would make China more vulnerable than it was in the 2010s when their influence was taking a grip on the world prior to the coronavirus outbreak - and the humiliation that Dao has given to bring peace fast has strengthened the nationalist vote for the upcoming 2033 election. As the 2033 election closed by, President Dao makes a surprise move of simply not running for the election and instead let one of his men run for president within the CCP sphere. But inevitably, it would be apparent that there would be a three-party system for the first democratically-elected government briefly, but the CCP invariably would keep falling out of popularity by the 2037 election and that would leave it as a two-party state with a small number of seats from smaller parties being a thing at a regional-scale with their own interests, especially with the pro-Tibetan secessionist group that is somewhat popular among Tibetans in the Chinese-created Tibetan Autonomous Region of Amdo/Kham, which advocates for the region to join Tibet. Two other parties, the National Party and the Chinese Democratic Party have gained the attention of people than all other parties as of the 2032 pollings. The redrafting of the constitution is also slowly becoming popular as well, so that elections would be upheld and a western-styled democracy could be fully enshrined within China over a Stalinist interpretation of democracy.
- Philippines: The Philippines completely finishes the first phase of it's high speed rail network, connecting the National Capital Region to the city of Tarlac. We order a Level 4 travel advisory on the Southern United States due to the fragile situation that is happening in Texas, along with the entire state of Hungary. The Philippines formally opens the City of Pearl reclamation project in Manila Bay, which is an entire new smart business district with futuristic modern highrises and integrates the latest available technology in the country to improve convenience. Meanwhile, the Philippines 2040 project is introduced, which includes a series of bigger infrastructure, economic, political and social projects that will hopefully help elevate Philippines to developed country status by 2040. President Sotto states that he supports the inclusion of the new states as members of the United Nations.
- Canada: Following the conclusion of 4 years of success in Malawi, the Direct Aid Program is necessarily and unsurprisingly turned towards the situation in South Asia. Under the auspices of the UN, Canadian peacekeeping troops enter Tamil Nadu with the aim of establishing order and restoring the Tamil Nadu government at the head of an independent Tamil Nadu. This is the first of many planned intervention across India, with the Canadian government urging other international partners to do the same. It takes months but soon relative order is established and former Indian military troops and equipment in the state are stabilised and acquired by the Tamil Nadu government. By the end of the year, civilian police are demilitarised (having previously been para-militarised to deal with rampant looting and crime following the collapse in government), the highest apparatus of government is reestablished, and crime rates lowered by 50%, but are still upwards of 20% higher than pre-collapse rates. Moreover, the state is still struggling with utilities, compounded by the fact that it was already very impoverished before the collapse. It is asked that the UN recognise Tamil Nadu as a sovereign nation, and grant it an emergency rebuilding loan. [Mod Response] In other news, a side project of the Direct Aid Agency, Operation Aerial Bombardment, begins active implementation in Nigeria. 50 drones, designed by a Canadian company that has been working in the region for over years, are used to plant over 20,000 trees per day per drone. By the time of handing off the project to the private firm, 2 months after the first day of implementation, 60 million trees had been planted. The company aims to ramp up operations with partnered charity organisations to have a fleet of 200 drones operating by 2034, with a capacity to plant over a billion trees a year.
- South Africa: The Indian situation is going well, with the occupation force further reclaiming land up to half of Maharashtra Pradesh as well as parts of Gujarat and all of Goa, a popular independence movement in these aforementioned territories calls for an "West Indian Confederation", a poll taken in the occupied territories by occupation forces comes out with 54.1% supporting the creation of such a state, 41.9% opposing such a creation, and 4% not turning up. South Africa endorses such a creation and allows for a provisional government to be set up, with the capital at least temporarily at Mumbai, by far the most stable of the cities. South Africa similarly asks the UN for recognition of the West Indian Confederation as an independent state, and for a loan to be provided for rebuilding. (Mod Response), however, South African troops are still stationed there as to maintain stability at least temporarily, until the WIC can provide for itself militarily and to enforce it's laws. Right now the crime rate has dropped by out 68.9%, but police are still armed, and the WIC is still in need of said troops. The economy continues to grow at a steady pace, along with the green energy project, establishing South Africa as one of the most green-power consuming states in the continent. (Secret) First trials for a complete SandMarine/M-15 Scorpion are being run in an undisclosed area in the Kalahari Desert. (Mod Response for success) The fission reactor project also makes success, with various breakthroughs, although not quite big, being made at a lab in Cape Town. Feeling a good confidence in the nation as well as in the future, South Africa reopens invitations to the ARCU. (Mod Response) The new railroad systems mentioned before are slated to start in 2035, with money still from the various taxes mentioned in my previous turns.
- Australia: Australian humanitarian efforts are stepped up in India. Along with our existing efforts in Kolkata, “safe zones” are also established in Dhaka, Purnia, Jessore and Chattogram. These safe zones are now temporarily set up as an Australian Overseas Territory, the Autonomous Australian East Indian Territory, (AAEIT) in order to properly govern these areas. A further 9,500 military personnel are sent to these safe zones to act as peacekeeping forces, however as the Kolkata safe zone already houses over 10 million refugees we request humanitarian and peacekeeping support from the UN (Mod response). In another effort to govern these areas, 250,000 Kolkata refugees are hired to act as a police force in the AAEIT, keeping order in the cities and establishing a loose border of the AAEIT’s influence around much of former Bangladesh and parts of east India. Aegis Computing, a cyber security company and one of the companies that received government grants as part of the three part economy plan, has proven the potential of Australian electronic manufacturing, having grown by $100 million since it received the grants. With success in genetically modifying wheat and corn to survive in the Australian desert, the seeds are distributed to farms around Argyle City to kickstart its agricultural sector. Production of the FP-15-Campbell begins this year with 100 being built. Australia’s newest aircraft carrier, HMAS James Cook, is now operational. At Curtin University Kalgoorlie Nuclear Site, a second attempt to synthesise several new elements is funded (Mod Response). Australia sends our first astronaut into space as Jennifer Owens orbits the Earth in a Gilmour Space Technologies Woomera-III rocket.
- Russia: The Russian Federation stands behind Texas, as we have for decades both in public and behind computer monitors. The export of arms for crude oil, as proposed by President Vladimir Putin, is offered to the Texan government, and will be carried out via arrangements in Cuba to prevent American interception if accepted. [Texan Response] While we do not directly intervene in the crisis in India, we supply the remaining Pakistan loyalists with arms and old military assets. With Manchuria more or less under Russian control rather than Chinese, a puppet state is formed of Xi loyalists and pro-Russian personnel, akin to former Belarus. Likewise, they are to be admitted as a UN member state, following the recognition of the many new Chinese nations as sovereign states. Investment into the development of feasible methods for orbital sweeping continue, with the more popular option being the use of drones.
am emergency mod now >:)
Elements 119 to 122 have been officially confirmed and recognised by IUPAC, dubbed Bardonium, Meridium, Siberium and Bolognium respectively. They currently have no uses outside scientific research due to their instability. With new data, it is believed that element 126 lies within the hypothesized Island of Stability.
The economic impact of the collapse and subsequent forced stabilization of India has sent shock waves into the global economy. The abrupt loss of several important economic zones within India and Pakistan by nuclear fire has profound effects on what was once one of the almost-superpowers. While nations of the world seek to spread their influence and prestige by sticking their hands into the mess that is India, several corporations take advantage of the dire situation, the foremost examples being the MC&D Ltd., Tetra Industries and Koso Ltd. multinationals not only seizing the cheap labour available, but also establishing some of the first sovereign states in the ruins of India. Many now flock to these corporate states with the promise of secure employment, while the supposedly UN-backed "states" proposed by member nations suffer from unemployment, poverty, disruption of supply chains everywhere and lack of basic hygiene in some areas.
In light of events in Europe, a distinction between the continent reveals itself as protests in Poland, France, Bulgaria and Greece are all hijacked by right-wing demagogues, with varying responses from leaders ranging from ignorance and indifference to condemnations.
The largest Amazon wildfire in human history is recorded, as an estimated 1.2 million hectares of vegetation went up in flames in the summer of 2033. In a trend that Brazilian leaders have followed since the Bolsonaro administration, international condemnation on the policies of the Brazilian government is brushed off as attempts to derail the progress of Brazil.
After careful deliberation, the newly independent Republic of Hong Kong will accept peace with China, on the condition it is given reparations for decades of physical, psychological, economic, property and institutional grievances and atrocities in a strongly worded speech by its leader that cuts short of outright criticism. It also demands full transparency of all China-Hong Kong affairs over the decades, to shed light on some of the acts by the Xi administration with regards to the citizens of Hong Kong.
- Germany: When a mysterious disease known as COVID-19 (or rather, Wuhan Coronavirus) have suddenly hit our Fatherland at the time when our stability and our democracy is at risk since the European Refugee Crisis as well as the rise of Far-Right groups, both moderate and extremism, in our country that advocated a stupid, but well effective campaign of deporting the refugee ‘criminals’, ‘rapists’, ‘marauders’ as well as the economic impact of our country from the said virus; the powder keg that has been lit for years since, have been finally exploded, and the support for Chancellor Angela Merkel have finally drained. When the much coveted 2021 German Federal Elections finally arrived which saw flocks of millions of German voters coming to the voting stations ever since the lifting of “stay-at-home” orders (despite some sporadic cases of COVID-19) and when the results of the elections have finally arrived; the nation of Fatherland has never been so shock before. It was the infamous Alternative For Germany (AFD) that won the majority of Bundestag seats by clear margin of sixty-five percent (the follow-up parties, The Left and Greens Party, have snatched-up thirty percent of Bundestag seats, creating an opposition bloc against the AfD). This result caused the downfall of Chancellor Merkel’s decades long power of the Fatherland and its replacement was the AFD’s figurehead leader, Tino Chrupalla, and uncertainity of our future that will come to us. But that sudden AFDvictory had come an sudden twist from the start. During an usual AFD rally, led by the future Chancellor Tino Chrupalla, on a city of Stutgart which was flocked by their supporters (mostly right-wing moderates, nationalists that aren't connected to Nazism, traditionalists and German monarchists) at the eve of Federal Elections; an mysterious assassin simply known as Henriks, simply went to the rally podium and brandished an 9mm pistol, aiming to the AFD figurehead and fired more than three bullets towards him. Fortunately, the AFD leader wasn't harmed of the attempted attack, but by the fact that a single AFD supporter quickly went towards Tino and got hit instead was the only unfortunate victim of an crazed - or an politicized - assassin itself. When Henriks was restrained by the AFD supporters and Bundespolizei members nearby, other supporters and Tino himself came rushing towards the heavily injured supporter lying on the ground with the pool of blood rushing from the body. They suprised and shocked to see that the savior who took the bullet meant for their leader, was revealed to be an newly naturalized Syrian man known as Omar Sharif, and his face meant to the AFD that he was “different” from them; doesn't belong to the Fatherland at all. Instead, the AFD supporters still try to save Omar from his injuries, but it was too late. And the last thing Omar said to them, and heard by Tino himself personally, was: “Atleast, we are safe. Deustchland was saved!” before passing way in front of the crowds and the leader itself. This simple incident have completely changed the outlook for the AFD in the years to come after seeing the sacrifice of an “marauder” that has completely surrendered to the will of the Fatherland; and thus his death completely changed the focus of their campaign by changing from the “deportation of the illegal refugees” to “submitting the illegal refugees to the new profound will of our Fatherland by giving them new fate from their failed ones, or, you don't want your new fate and your new country, then leave” in which they were successful of bringing newly-naturalized immigrant populations to support the AFD party and their policies that aren't alienating them and using Omar’s image as an “true German hero”, much to the furor of radical factions within the party itself. [To be continued]
- China: The 2033 Chinese general elections are held. As expected, the Communist Party of China has collapsed in support and now makes up only 20% of all seats. Minor and regional parties represent just 7% of the seats of the newly formed 16th National People's Congress. Meanwhile, the two major parties, the National Party, which has become the conservative, nationalist component of China has gained 33% of the votes, while the rest of the seats went to the Chinese Democratic Party with 40% of the seats. While the Chinese Democratic Party has the most seats, it isn't the majority that they need to form a formal government due to the CCP still being part of the NPC, so they are forced to help with the National Party to pass democratic decrees and reforms to the constitution to move away from praising for the CCP and move it closer to a western-style democracy. The 16th NPC is far democratic and far supportive of calling for a reformed and amended constitution to reduce corruption. With the end of Dao's short-lived presidency, a former veteran of the Tiananmen Square protests would be elected to power named Shi Zhong (b. 1970). A flag overhaul is also proposed for 2034, hopefully ending the official use of this flag once and for all. Meanwhile, after years of conflict within Hong Kong, there was a call by the Hong Kong leader to drastically improve transparency, which saw Xi-era files being declassified as a short-term response to their demands and reparations for Hongkongers being heavily debated as they demanded more than what the government currently is willing to do. Files related to Xi's atrocities in (former) Xinjiang, now called Uyghuristan officially, has been declassified to an extent, which mainly pertains to the camps. The selection process for the so-called Dalai Lama successor is also declassified as it has been secret for just few years and the Chinese government under the CDP minority government has also 'retracted' that Xi-appointed Dalai Lama's status in order to improve Tibetan relations. In regards to Hong Kong police brutality, there were few files that were declassified on apparent orders by the mainland government, but it is likely that there will be more to come in regards to both the Umbrella Revolution and the ex-Anti-Extradition Bill protests and the arrests that come along with it. The Reconstruction and Rejuvenation Economic Initiative is still ongoing and with foreign investors slowly trinkling in to the Chinese economy to an extent, domestic companies have seen a resurgence but they were not at a greater capacity than they were prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. High-speed rails are mainly built and upgraded within major cities of Beijing and Shanghai only by the end of 2033, with some outliers here and there, while factories related to military production were shut down or were converted into civilian factories and other purpose buildings. Most companies during this time are not going to invest into other countries yet or expand yet, however, many of the local social media websites like Weibo are slowly beginning to decline in popularity with the downfall of the Great Firewall as many of these Chinese netizens are registering accounts onto western social media for the first time. TikTok and Douyin would have been merged into one universal app, plainly named as TikTok for the first time, though at this point, people using Douyin had declined in the latter half of 2020s from the Chinese Civil War and had not gained resurgence in popularity since then. Religious freedoms are also finally being recognised and the abolition of the five state-approved sanctioned religions would be made, allowing all faiths, even banned ones like Falun Gong (which is highly disapproved of by the CCP) could be practised.
- Australia: On the 16th of September 2033, Prime Minister Scott Morrison is shot leaving Parliament House by one Nancy Kennedy, a member of the minor protest group Australian Utopia Force, who advocate against Australia interference overseas, especially efforts in India, as well as for the dissolution of Australia into its states. Scott Morrison dies at the scene and is replaced by Nicholas Cooper, the first Australian Aboriginal Prime Minister as well as the first PM to hail from WA. Australian efforts to help stabilise parts of the Indian subcontinent are not expanded much further this year, although efforts are sent to Visakhapatnam to bring it under the jurisdiction of the AAEIT. A patrol comprised of a mix of Australian army personnel and AAEIT police are sent to the previous India-China border to warn of and defend against possible incursions. To help with the refugee crisis in the AAEIT, 45,000 refugees are brought to Australia where they are contracted to work for 5 years for several mining companies including BHP and Fortesue metals group. Following this period they will be given citizenship and be given a $50,000 housing loan from the government. A project to build two canals, one in Western Australia from Port Hedland to Warbuton and one in the Northern Territory from Darwin to Alice Springs. It is hoped that the projects cost will eventually be offset by the extra agricultural land that will become available. The canals will be built over the next 10 years. A second satellite is launched for the hurricane project, this time over Timor. A new seat in the House of Representatives is formed in northern Western Australia, containing both Argyle City and Kununurra. Australian company Aegis computing grows to $250 million after being contracted for work with the Australian Cyber Warfare Department to set up a system for both Australia’s electrical grid and health system that will let them be as autonomous as possible to reduce the possibility of cyber attack on these systems. With the OEC bring closer economic ties to our already politically and culturally close nations, we would like to offer the prospect of union between Australia and New Zealand, which would be integrated as was first proposed in the Australian Constitution Act (Mod Response).
- New Zealand Response: We'll hold a referendum on that matter.
- Canada: Having stabilised the Republic of Tamil Nadu and restored utilities to the majority of the country, elections are called and the New Dravidar Kazhagam (NDK) - a pan-Dravidian nationalist party - win with a landslide majority of 75% of the vote. Within weeks, Tamil troops march into and consolidate authority over the ruinous state of Kerala, admitting it to the newly formed Dravidian League, a supranational organisation, not unlike the EU. Canadian and Tamil troops enter Andhra Pradesh to secure authority over the state and dispel criminal elements; the state is admitted to the League soon after. [Secret] While not explicitly the case, due to the Dravidian's reliance on Canadian military and police training, as well as Canadian donations, to continue operating, Canada has significant sway over the government. [/Secret] The Canadian government declares the concept of corporate governments "wholly immoral and completely rotten to the core", and bans the sale of goods and services produced by any and all corporate governments in the Indian subcontinent. Separately, the Canadian Space Agency is subjugated to the newly created Federal Space Administration, a federal agency with two primary missions: to promote Canadian public space missions; and to regulate the Canadian private sector space industry.
The New Zealand referendum on a potential union with Australia comes up short, with only 32% voting to join Australia. Most cite issues with integrating policies and economies, and the potential that New Zealand may end up as another Tasmania due to perceived bias towards Australia.
Meanwhile in Australia, protests have broken out over the "import" of Indian refugees, with concerns that the government prioritises the wellbeing of complete foreigners over that of their own citizens.
Despite the condemnation of corporate governments, few can overlook the progress made by these entities, as compared to UN-led proxy states, some so monopolised by certain states that a tangible international effort to restabilise them often ends up going awry in some way. Such matters have been brought up by nations such as Brazil, Russia and Egypt several times, and the UN has called for nations such as Australia to relinquish de facto ownership over entities such as the AAEIT, in favor of sovereign states. Likewise, there are calls for Canada to decrease what independent investigations consider "an uncomfortable magnitude of Canadian influence, that if were possessed by superpowers like America and Russia, would attract international condemnation".
The Corporate Republic of Dehli, a subsidiary of MC&D Lt.d, has begun expanding its workforce and capital peacefully by offering neighbouring regions security in employment and existence, as well as promises for development. Surprisingly, the CRD is handling the crisis quite smoothly, and crime rates have reduced in areas with CRD presence. It is already recognised as a sovereign state by several nations, and has been viewed as an example for other corporate states such as New Gujarat, Mumbai State, the Union of East India and Rajastan.
A ceasefire is observed between the United States of America and the Texan Republic, and talks have begun to discuss the fate of the Lone Star State. Given the unexpected capacity of the Texan Republic to survive for so long, mostly attributed to American hesitancy to wage bloody war, it is expected Texas may well remain independent, or fall back into the federal construct.
- Canada: In response to international pressures, the majority of Canadian troops are pulled out of India with around 300 remaining to train local forces and coordinate policing and defence. Nonetheless, Canadian diplomats and technical experts continue to operate closely with the governments of the Dravidian League, with many assuming official positions in the government. The Dravidian League and Canada also sign a free movement treaty, allowing for VISA-free travel, work, and capital mobility between the nations of the League and Canada. Separately, the Dravidian League invites the fledgling nation of Karnataka to join the League [Mod Response]. The government of Kerala permanently leases the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre to Canada, with the promise of the creation of thousands of jobs. Embargoes on corporate states continue. Separately, Canada's first transcontinental hyper-loop, connecting Vancouver to Quebec City, by way of Montreal, Ottawa, Winnipeg, Regina, Calgary, and a number of smaller cities along the way. Also, wooden skyscrapers and buildings have now become ubiquitous in Canada as the technology of construction-oriented cross-laminated timber (CLT) is perfected. The industry is also boosted by a surge in demand for CLT homes.
- Australia: The 2034 Australian election results in Labour and the Greens forming a coalition government under the leadership of Mark McGowan who, at the age of 67 years and 295 days is the oldest Australian Prime Minister to assume office in history. as Labour wins 71 seats and the greens win 6. The Liberals win 52, the United Australia Party wins 13, One Nation wins 4, the Australian Communist Party win 2, Australia Christians win 1, the Australian Patriots Party win 1 and, disturbingly the final 2 go to the Australian Utopia Party, the successor to the Australia Utopia Force that Scott Morrison’s killer was a member of. Australia concedes to the growing international pressure and grants independence to the AAEIT except for the city of Visakhapatnam which is separate from the rest of the AAEIT and North Sentinel Island which Australia claims this year for the sole purpose of maintaining the previous exclusion zone around the island. The AAEIT now becomes the Republic of Bengal. In Bengal’s first election, conducted just before independence, the Bengali Socialist Party lead by Badal Shaikh wins 65% of seats. However due to the instability of the nation, Australia announces that it must continue to take a firm hand in the dealings of the new nation or let it collapse as its fledgling economy fails and its government is unable to maintain order. Therefore while Australia largely steps away from the running of Bengal, Bengal will still be run as the first Dominion of the Commonwealth of Australia, and the Australian government emphasises that the Bengali-Australian relationship is much closer to the relationship that Australia itself once had with the United Kingdom, focused on the wellbeing of Bengal, rather than the relationship between, say, East Germany and the USSR. Most of this Australian influence comes from supporting the economy of Bengal. The currency of Bengal will be the Bengali Sbarṇa which will be pegged to the Australian dollar at a rate of 15 Sbarṇa to 1 dollar. Australia’s military presence is mostly brought out of Bengal except for 1000 soldiers stationed across the cities of Kolkata, Dhaka and the Bengali capital of Chattogram in order to ensure stability. Australia also applauds the successes of corporate governments in significantly improving the wellbeing of their citizens, in particular the Corporate Republic of Delhi who we recognise as a sovereign state this year and to whom Australia, along with Bengal would like to offer an alliance (Mod Response). A bill removing the automatic tax-exempt status of religious organisations in Australia is passed, meaning they must prove the meet the criteria of the Charities Act 2013. Australia’s second James Cook class aircraft carrier, HMAS Arthur Phillips is seaworthy as is the first of Australia’s new class of guided missile destroyers, HMAS Bougainville. Meanwhile PM Mark McGowan condemns the protests against Indian refugees stating that “While these people may not have been born in Australia, they are still people and we have taken it upon ourselves to protect them after their own government failed. These people are also not being given a free ride, they are working damn hard for what they have, and I believe that if you wish to deny them that, then you clearly don’t believe in the Australian value of a fair go.” While this speech creates huge popularity both in the media and the public for McGowan, the independence of Bengal does mark a switch in Australian policy from bringing Indian refugees to Australia to improving their wellbeing in India. Australia would finally like to propose a UN supported mission to search former India and Pakistan for any remaining nuclear weapons and dismantle any that are found (Mod Response).(Secret) Australia now begins to give funding to groups in Balochistan to create a Baloch state as an attempt to also support Baloch independence groups in Iran (End Secret)
- China: The flag of the People's Republic of China finally is no longer used for the first time on 2034, with a new flag being adopted. The support for the new constitution has grown substantially over the last two years, with it being passed by a majority, with the only major party that rejected the ratification was the CCP. This new referendum is set to be held on 1st March 2035 and that if it is passed after being approved and having drafting hurdles, it will also come into effect about two months from now. High-speed railways are continued to be built, with public transport getting incentives to reduce the use of fossil fuel-powered cars, hoping to reduce the price of public transport services for public usage in some of the bigger cities. If it isn't possible, then renewable cars and other vehicles are encouraged, which has come back onto sale. With self-driving cars becoming slightly cheaper than it used to be 10 years ago, there were only few thousand cars that were sold that had full autonomous driving capabilities. China had publicly condemned any western influence over India after evidence shows that Canada and Australia were trying to rack up power over India and only using the Indo-Pakistani nuclear holocaust to simply bend a destabilised region to their favour, citing that India should be left to local powers being assisted by local continental powers or have the United Nations. This was a huge turn by President Shi at the time, as he feared that any Indian successor nations could become satellite corporatocracies from growing influence by Canada and Australia. Though China is still not at full capacity, China has encouraged for the formation of 'legitimate sovereign states'. However, this might drive off especially at Canadian and Australian investors who might have some stake along with westerners who are uncomfortable at the events of what China has said, but Shi believed that what they have done should be stopped, to allow for the former nations of India to develop into proper functioning democracies than being 'outright corporatocracies'. Though their pulling out of their troops in India has greatly pleased China, there is still a lot of concern around Canada and Australia. (It is a rushed turn, but it just kind of falls apart for me)
- Philippines: The 2034 Philippine presidential elections take place, with Daine Libertos from the Liberal Party winning the elections. He is the youngest person to take office in Philippine history, at 26 years old. The Mindanao high speed railway system has been completely constructed, with travel from Butuan City to Davao City now only taking an hour and a half. After years of plans and debates, same-sex marriage has been finally legalized in the country despite opposition from small right-wing religious groups. The Philippines also begins investing on a unified emergency alert system, to alert residents of disasters including flooding, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.
- Ukraine: The incumbent President of Ukraine has called for a new parliamentary election next year.
Karnataka joins the Dravidian League.
Venice sees billions of dollars worth of damage to the historic city as record acqua alta flood the city under approximately 2.0 meters of water, prompting a humanitarian crisis as thousands are stranded on their second floors. The death toll stands around 200, and is expected to rise as Italy cobbles together a rather inadequate response.
In a bid to secure their sovereignty and statehoods, several corporate republics form the Bharat Independent Bloc, an entente between "those who seek to delegitimise progress and rob the people of employment, decent living standards and minimum wage". They cite a global conspiracy at hand, despite some sources claiming that their parent entities are actively bribing governments to recognise their independence.
The Corporate Republic of Delhi gladly accepts the offer by Bengal, even offering them a seat at the BIB council table.
The third fully functioning thorium salt nuclear reactor goes online in Russian Belarus as part of a joint research effort between France and Russia. It is expected to continue to revolutionise nuclear power production until sustainable fusion is achieved.
Attacks on some of Ukraine's party leaders by unidentified assailants leave most of the country in shock. Fortunately, the most serious injury sustained by politically important persons only amounted to minor burns on their back. Media outlets quickly turn the blame on Novorossiyan rebels in the east, and by extension, the Russian Federation. There is no conclusive evidence, however, that the rebels were actually involved in attempted assassinations of high-profile individuals.
Egypt sees riots up and down the Nile following the arrests of political candidates for the 2036 presidential elections, which would leave only incumbent president Hamadi Saliba and a few candidates publicly known to be puppets for Saliba. The suppression of these riots have attracted international condemnation, as well as unease amongst the neighbouring Arab states, knowing full well that this may lead to another Arab Spring.
SpaceX begins testing of its orbital sweeping system, designed to deorbit defunct satellites into the atmosphere for retrieval and recycling. Elon Musk expects the test to go well, and is seen at the main launch site with his son X Æ A-12.
The Australian motion to locate and disable the nuclear arsenals of India and Pakistan have been met with approval by the UN, and a task force is to be put together to do so.
Texas officially becomes an independent state after months of deliberation by both the US and Texan politicians and diplomats. A special trade deal has been signed between the two to ensure the flow of oil is not too disturbed.
- Church of Latter Day Saints: [Secret] Due to the Federal Government's lack of action in these very turbulent times the Church of Latter Day Saints, led by James Eisert III, begins to seek out other options, and thus begins to establish a paramilitary organization, known as the Knights of the Latter Day Saints. We instruct these people to begin arming themselves with as high grade weaponry as possible, especially those surrounding installations which posses military grade equipment. Some of the funds for the Church of Latter Day Saints are funneled to supplying poorer members of the Knights with these weapons, and soon the knights become the largest underground paramilitary organization in the United States. We also begin using our money to buy off politicians in states with high concentrations of Mormons: Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, and Arizona. [Mod Response]
- Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, Arizona: We greatly appreciate the donations, and we hope to cooperate closely in the future.
- Canada: The Department of Canadian Heritage introduces the Canadian Heritage Allowance which grants all Grade 11 students in Canada a one-off allowance of $600CAD to be used for any of 4 earmarked purposes; visiting cultural landmarks and museums, visiting natural landmarks and national parks, travelling Canada, and/or travelling overseas as part of cultural exchange programmes. This receives widespread support and passes with bipartisan support for the bill. Meanwhile, the completion of Alberta's first thorium-powered nuclear reactor immediately reduces Alberta's fossil fuel consumption by 50%. Further East, Toronto has become the first province to have as many electric-battery refuelling stations as petrol stations, marking a significant shift in Canada's course towards a fossil-fuel-free future. Meanwhile, two new frigates of the Victor-class are completed and gifted to the Dravidian Republic, echoing a similar move by Australia. Canada's own Navy grows by 100 boats as 100 newly-developed Tadoule-class fast-attack boats enter service, for a total cost of $500,000 each.
- Dravidian Republic: With the admission of Karnataka, the Dravidian nations are once again united. The legislatures of each nation agree to federate into the Dravidian Republic, ceding control of military forces and foreign affairs to the federal government based in the Capital Territory of . Having control over 5 of the former Indian Navy's 11 bases, the Dravidian League maintains a Navy of 5 destroyers, 10 frigates, 10 corvettes, 2 offshore patrol vessels, 10 patrol vessels, 70 patrol boats, and a myriad of other ships. However, though the Republic has control over all these ships, in practice only 40% of the Navy's ships are currently operational and only three quarters of those are battle-ready due to a severely damaged economy and equipment mismanagement in the aftermath of the nuclear strikes.
- Ukraine: The 2035 parliamentary elections take place and the results are the Servant for the People Party holds to slim majority of 230 seats, while the opposition holds the remaining 194 seats. The Fatherland Party leads the opposition with winning 123 seats, Voice with 23 seats, Opposition Platform with 21 seats, European Solidarity with 13 seats, Opposition Bloc with 12 seats, and finally the Self Reliance party with 2 seats. The President of Ukraine, Iryna Venediktova announces that she believes the attacks on our political officials are the results of attempts by Novorossiyan rebels and that an official investigation will be launched into the motives of these attacks. Many have worried about the war in the East as it has gone on for a little over 20 years non-stop, and there have been calls for a full scale invasion to take place in order for the land to be re-claimed by the Ukrainian government but that has been met with severe opposition by the Verkhovna Rada members of all parties. Some of the pro-Russian parties in the Rada have called for peace in the country and that they should be independent and make their own choice if they want to join Russia or not. Public response is swift with members of the Opposition Bloc and Opposition Platform getting egged at a public conference for ending the war in the East by protesters.
- Korea: The Unified Republic of Korea asks the United States to remove part of its military presence on the peninsula, saying that without the threat of a nuclear North and a weakened China, Korea is well within its own capacity to defend itself. [Mod Response] The first elections are held with North Korean participation, most of the seats are won by the Conservative Party, with the Communist Party of Korea winning a seat. The Democratic Party makes gains, forming a coalition with the Progress Party and kicking out the Conservative government. The Universal Income program is expanded to $800 per family, and the government also declares that gasoline cars can no longer be sold in Korea, in accordance with a 2027 law. In foreign policy, Korea recognizes Texan independence for the first time, and the government aims to create a single market with Japan, allowing goods to travel freely between the two nations. [Mod Response] In technology, automation has boosted the manufacturing industry heavily, but with reduced employment. In fact, automation and the influx of North Koreans has made Korean education and the job market so competitive that the government is pondering solutions before the crisis hits a breaking point. Korea is also slated to create usable nanotech in medical fields, including data collection and administration of medicines, with several Korean companies pleading to investors that the technology will be ready within two years.
- United States: Very well, however we'd like to maintain one or two bases to keep Russian interests in East Asia in check. We'll get everything else out of your borders soon enough.
- Japan: We gladly accept the proposal, and hope to work closely with the Korean government to revive our economies and replace China as the economic powers of Asia.
- Australia: Australia condemns the actions of the Egyptian government, and sanctions banning the sale of weapons, coal or uranium to Egypt are implemented. With rising tensions in the region we would like to offer a military alliance with Israel (Mod Response). With tensions rising globally, Australia announces its intent to increase military spending to 5% of the budget over the next 4 years. Several bimonthly meetings have been held between the leaders of One Nation, Australia Christians, Australian Utopia Party and the Australia First Party, sparking rumours that they may be looking to form a coalition, especially after the Australian Patriots Party declines to send a representative to any meeting after the first. Australia’s plan to have 5% of its energy from fossil fuels by 2040 is right on schedule and a new plan to completely eliminate fossil fuels by 2047. Both nuclear reactors, in Sydney and Canberra, are completed, with a new one under construction for Cairns by 2038. Perth is now 65% renewable energy, mostly solar, with plans to take this to 90% by 2042 through hydroelectric and solar power. Plans for the construction of smaller modular nuclear reactors in Kalgoorlie, Port Hedland, Kununurra, Alice Springs and Mount Isa are now being considered, should they prove successful, these reactors will be used in more towns around Australia. Australia now draws plans for an Australian Moon Mission by 2050. At the Curtin University Kalgoorlie Nuclear Site, construction begins on an experimental fusion reactor which will begin experimentation in 2040 using information gained from the ITER project to try and create a feasible design of the reactor. Three new Bougainville-class guided missile destroyers are completed this year, HMAS Gallipoli, HMAS Kokoda and HMAS Chattogram. A new Attack-class submarine, HMAS Emu is also completed. Australia continues to build up its naval forces, with another James Cook class carrier planned for 2040, along with 2 Bougainville class destroyers and 4 Attack class submarines by that time. Our two current carriers are now placed in carrier strike groups which contain 1 James Cook class carrier, 2 Bougainville class destroyers, 2 Attack class submarines and 4 hunter class frigates. Also as a symbol of friendship, we gift 2 Hobart class destroyers to Bengal. In order to assist Bengal, Australia funds 20% of Bengal’s reconstruction projects in return for Australian businesses being able to freely purchase Bengali assets such as land or factories.
- Bengal: Following our recent independence, we continue to work closely with Australia to rebuild our country and expand it’s borders to bring more lands under our control. This includes implementation of the “seven year plan” focusing on the recovery of industry and infrastructure in our cities that were struck by nuclear weapons. In order to do this, the government hires nearly half a million workers workers to work on this project. Our forces move into what were the Indian states of Meghalaya, Assam, Sikkim and Manipur, adding these to the lands we already control, these being all of Bangladesh and the Indian states of West Bengal, Tripura and Mizoram. We also contract the same company that built the fast-neutron reactors in Sydney and Canberra, to construct reactors of similar designs in Kolkata, Dhaka, Chattogram and Asansol. Currently, we have commanded all remaining naval forces that once belonged to the Bangladesh Navy, giving us a number of small ships such as 8 frigates, 6 corvettes, a number of different fast attack craft and 2 submarines among others, as well as the 2 Hobart-class destroyers gifted to us by Australia.
- Israel: An unusual request, but we'll accept it nonetheless.
- China: A constitutional referendum on whether to drop the old constitution of the People's Republic of China and replace it with a newly drafted constitution that is agreed upon by two major parties within the National People's Congress was held officially on 1st March 2035, which has divided the nation. Some say that the constitution could be salvaged, though many over the first half of this decade don't want to associate with an old regime. Out of a 76.9% voter turnout, one of the largest yet, 60.2% voted in favour of scrapping the old constitution (those that voted against it were mainly the ones who think the constitution could be salvaged and CCP party members and loyalists) and finally install a new democratic constitution. This constitution would also officially rename China into the Chinese Democratic Federation, which adopts a federalised political system, where provinces of China would have more power on their own local issues, though is still subject to national laws, so a province could not introduce an educational system that is inherently pro-communist for instance. Elections are not expected to be held though until 2038. For the first time since the late 2020s, the Chinese economy is also beginning to grow (at a slightly fast pace after having slow growths from 2032-34) after foreign investors, reopening of industries from the recent Chinese Civil War and local companies, but economists already agreed that it would never reach a GDP with pre-2020 levels for the next 30 to 50 years (with inflation taken into account), as they have lost Manchuria, Inner Mongolia, Tibet, Xinjiang (now Uyghurstan) and even Hong Kong. The goals of a highly efficient carbon capture and storage system within China is also picking up its pace of development again after years of turmoil and the funding for it has slowly been raised as the reconstruction phase is slowly coming to an end (but not entirely as declared by the government). There are already site candidates being planned as part of a trial to finally bring small trials to life, but the project is still at its sluggish pace even at the hands of private Chinese firms. Whether these carbon retrieval plants would be successful depends on the government funding them, along with the condition of the Chinese economy. They are not yet built as no-one has found candidate sites. Would they combust and explode? The question still remains a mystery. By now, high-speed trains, mostly as bullet trains are beginning to emerge outside of major cities as the first phase of reconstruction and redevelopment is considered almost complete after three years. This allows for the alleviation of traffic across major highways, though thanks to the civil war, the population density of China has lowered slightly from civilian casualties to people fleeing China as refugees, paving way for the demolition of old, communist buildings that are rotting and redeveloping them into parks and recreational areas by the second half of the 2030s. By redeveloping and scrapping old, decaying buildings into parks with trees being planted, China's emissions should drop slightly, along with the resurgence of sales of renewable vehicles which began to surpass sales since 2025/26, reaching around 25 million this year from 14.4 million in 2034, but 68% of them were imported from other countries or were vehicles that were designed and originated outside China, with domestic car brands beginning to fall behind ultimately from investors and companies abroad trying to save the economy, at a price of having domestic competition slowly being hampered. It is also at this point that with the Reconstruction and Rejuvenation Economic Initiative being almost considered complete, shutting down coal and oil power plants is resumed, though in small numbers for this year.
The Indigo Revolution, as has been declared by several student protest leaders, gains traction in Egypt. Despite efforts by the Egyptian government to block out media coverage of the riots, first-hand accounts of police brutality, unwarranted arrests, abductions and other grevious acts tarnish the reputation and integrity of Saliba's administration. It is widely known that the primary cause of the Revolution was due to political collusion between election candidates and the disappearance of the opposition parties. Saliba was re-elected to a second term amidst boycotted elections, with a mere 43% turnout rate and is widely perceived as rigged.
The fruits of the UN-led nuclear weapon recovery campaign are evident in the recovery of an estimated 80% of the Indian and Pakistani nuclear stockpile, however the trails begin to run cold. It is believed that some of these nuclear devices may have ended up in the hands of some of the new Indian states, or worse, the anarchy of Pakistan.
Russia sets up a small permanent lunar base in the Mare Fecunditatis.
Unrest begins brewing in neighbouring Arab states, with several influential figures suggesting the beginning of a second, perhaps more successful Arab Spring.
Research has begun into radiotrophic organisms and their applications in a variety of fields, with the main source of study being the radiotrophic fungi and microorganisms that exist on the Chernobyl Elephant's Foot.
- Canada: The Canadian Space Agency receives a boost in funding, bringing the CSA's total funding up to 7% of the budget. This coincides with the first launch of a Canadian astronauts by a private space contractor, with 5 Canadian astronauts sent to the ISS2 by DM-Space, a Dravidian-Canadian rocket technologies company, from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Andhra-Pradesh. The budget increase is in part for the purpose of building a Canadian Space Station, in part to fund private-public collaborations in developing moon and space mining technologies, and in part to fund a moon mission. The most optimistic projections suggest the possibility of a moon mission by 2043, with more moderate estimations placing any moon mission in 2045 at the earliest. Separately, the Universities Classification Act 2037 introduces a classification system to distinguish between traditional brick-and-mortar universities, online-campus hybrid universities, and purely internet-based universities. This recognition of the legitimacy of non-traditional university models marks a boom in the Canadian tertiary education sector, with tertiary education of the university and/or trade school kind becoming the norm for upwards of 93% of the high-school graduating population.
- Dravidian Republic: With international trade and offshore fishing resuming in full swing, the Dravidian economy experiences significant growth, marking the tentative beginning of a new era of South Indian prosperity. Factories for textiles, plastics, and metals are ubiquitous and populate the outskirts of cities alongside newer electronics factories and vertical farms. Meanwhile, as military and police recruitment reaches a steady and sustainable rate, all but 400 Canadian troops are withdrawn from the region, with the remainder acting mainly in an advisory and training capacity.
- Australia: Australia fully supports the indigo revolution in Egypt and calls for the Egyptian government to allow the people the freedoms that they so desire. Australia’s military spending is now 3.75% of the GDP. Currently much of this is going to production of equipment and Australia’s ongoing naval production. A second generation of silver lightning carrying 30 air to ground missiles and a top speed of 900km/h. Production of the first generation of silver lightning is phased out with 514 units produced. Another Attack-class submarine, HMAS Queensland, is finished. Australia unveils it’s newest rocket design, the Woomera-IV, a much larger version of the earlier Woomera-III that is specifically designed to be able to launch large satellites. As well as this the Australian Space Agency launches the third satellite for the hurricane project, over the Mediterranean. A new kind of solar cell based on artificial photosynthesis is developed by the Australian company Roots Inc. while only a prototype has been developed so far, it looks to be very promising for the future of solar power. In other news the 2036 census shows that for the first time a majority of Australia (51.3%) identified as non-religious. A controversial bill is passed through Australia’ parliament, legalising genetic experimentation on humans, though only for instance that gain a permit from the government and only for specific, government-approved projects. This year, 5 laboratories are given a permit to experiment with 3 approved projects, a project to eliminate cancer, another working to prevent Cystic Fybrosis and the final, working to drastically slow the ageing process. (Secret) With the alarming discovery that weapons from the Indian and Pakistani nuclear stockpile may have fallen into the wrong hands, Australia embarks on it’s own “Star Wars” project scheduled over the next 10 years. For now the project works on defensive missile systems that will work with the Hurricane satellites, detecting missiles launching, and destroying them (End Secret)
- Bengal: The start of the 7 year plan has drastically lowered unemployment in Bengal as most of the population can work either repairing infrastructure and industry or work in the newly repaired factories. Railway lines are built to every city with a population over 500,000, a project estimated to take 3 years, while a system of much better quality highways than the existing road system is also under development. Australian company DefendTex has also helped, buying factories across Bengal to produce weapons systems and ammunition.