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Most Influential: 75th Most World Assembly Endorsements: 121st Most Cultured: 545th+36
Most Rebellious Youth: 586th Most Nations: 743rd Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 780th Most Beautiful Environments: 854th Largest Black Market: 971st Highest Economic Output: 1,020th Most Valuable International Artwork: 1,057th Most Inclusive: 1,061st Nudest: 1,104th Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,117th Most Advanced Public Transport: 1,126th Largest Publishing Industry: 1,140th Highest Food Quality: 1,224th Most Armed: 1,240th Smartest Citizens: 1,380th Most Advanced Public Education: 1,384th Highest Wealthy Incomes: 1,514th Highest Crime Rates: 1,523rd Healthiest Citizens: 1,608th Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1,632nd Largest Information Technology Sector: 1,798th Most Corrupt Governments: 1,862nd Rudest Citizens: 1,959th Highest Poor Incomes: 1,989th Highest Average Incomes: 2,003rd Largest Governments: 2,008th Largest Gambling Industry: 2,061st Best Weather: 2,087th Most Scientifically Advanced: 2,090th Nicest Citizens: 2,093rd Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,142nd Most Avoided: 2,202nd Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,330th Most Subsidized Industry: 2,385th Most Devout: 2,644th Largest Welfare Programs: 2,720th
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Welcome to Equinox, founded on June 21st, 2008, by Falconias, revived on March 26th, 2015 by Asy, and currently in hibernation and guarded by the Hierarch & Admins.


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    Getting Started in Equinox

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Embassies: The Universal Allegiance, Caer Sidi, Jethnea, Capitalist Paradise, USSD, The Allied States, Portugal, Albion, The Western Isles, The Slide Countries, and The Bar on the corner of every region.

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Regional Power: Moderate

Equinox contains 22 nations, the 743rd most in the world.

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The Most Stationary in Equinox

Long-term World Census surveillance revealed which nations have been resident in their current region for the longest time.

As a region, Equinox is ranked 5,639th in the world for Most Stationary.

NationWA CategoryMotto
1.The Shadowy Dominion of Lamont CranstonCorporate Police State“Who Knows What Evil Lurks In The Hearts of Men...”
2.The Mehder Shenanigans of ViisbyaxLiberal Democratic Socialists“Muffins!”
3.The Disputed Territories of Dyr Nasad IXBenevolent Dictatorship“Conquistadors”
4.The Empire of The Serene IslesCorrupt Dictatorship“Any deed, Any price”
5.The Queendom of SanfohnInoffensive Centrist Democracy“The country is us'”
6.The Queendom of TinkleflapsLiberal Democratic Socialists“When it rains, it poors”
7.The Guild Confederacy of Equinox FounderFather Knows Best State“https://discord.gg/JrMCKX”
8.The Famiglia of MafioniFather Knows Best State“Welcome to the famiglia of Don Corlioni {O²}”
9.The Holy Red Ecstasy of JamulahScandinavian Liberal Paradise“People living deeply have no fear of death.”
10.The Hierarch of AsyInoffensive Centrist Democracy“https://discord.gg/TexStq”
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Happy New Year, Equinox!!! Hopefully 2022 brings about fun and prosperity for all. :-)

Let's all welcome back The neptunian union from Balder. It is always a delight to receive returning residents back to our humble region. :-)

Happy Valentines Day from the USSD!

Welcome back to Equinox, Island Union. :-)

Jamulah wrote:Welcome back to Equinox, Island Union. :-)

He'll never really leave haha

Hosperter

It is I, new guy Hosp....hello

Hosperter wrote:It is I, new guy Hosp....hello

Hello! Welcome to Equinox!

Hey all, I am Runobia. I am new here. Nice to meet u all...

Runobia wrote:Hey all, I am Runobia. I am new here. Nice to meet u all...

Hello Runobia! Welcome to Equinox!

*the water is almost boiled, the biscuits🫓, sandwiches🥪, paninis, and cake🧁 are on the tray, the sugar bowl and milk jug are set, and the cups, teapots, tumblers, and mugs are on standby*🫖

Some former regionmates are currently running a page=poll/p=187814 about tea of coffee? so I thought I'd share it here. (Also please check out and upvote a dispatch below that I cowrote) Cheers! I wish you all a great week and weekend ahead!


(above) Triceraton soldier meeting the enemy head-on

Amid the fog of war, it can be hard to see the way forward. The news from the battlefield, the diplomatic noises off, the emotion of the grieving and displaced; all of this can be overwhelming. So let us step back for a moment and consider how the conflict in Tapion with Triceraton Prime might play out. What are some of the possible scenarios that politicians and military planners are examining? Few can predict the future with confidence, but here are some potential outcomes. Most are bleak.

Short war.
Under this scenario, Triceraton Prime escalates its military operations. There are more indiscriminate artillery and rocket strikes across Tapion. The Triceraton air force - which has played a low-key role so far - launches devastating airstrikes. Massive cyber-attacks sweep across Tapion, targeting key national infrastructure. Energy supplies and communications networks are cut off. Thousands of civilians die. Despite brave resistance, Pearl Milk Ikspiari falls within days. The government is replaced with a pro-Zanramon puppet regime. The Tapionan is either assassinated or flees, to western Tapion or even overseas, to set up a government in exile. Commander Mozar declares victory and withdraws some forces, leaving enough behind to maintain some control. Thousands of refugees continue to flee west. Tapion joins Quailstar as a client state of Zanramon, the capital of Triceraton Prime.


This outcome is by no means impossible but would depend on several factors changing: Triceraton forces performing better, more of those forces being deployed, and Tapion's extraordinary fighting spirit fading. Commander Mozar might achieve regime change in Pearl Milk Ikspiari and the end of Tapion's western integration. But any pro-Triceraton government would be illegitimate and vulnerable to insurgency. Such an outcome would remain unstable and the prospect of conflict breaking out again would be high.

Long war
Perhaps more likely is that this develops into a protracted war. Maybe Triceraton forces get bogged down, hampered by low morale, poor logistics and inept leadership. Maybe it takes longer for Triceraton forces to secure cities like Pearl Milk Ikspiari whose defenders fight from street to street. A long siege ensues. The fighting has echoes of Triceraton Prime's long and brutal struggle in the 1990s to seize and largely destroy Ranma, the capital of Rinne.



And even once Triceraton forces have achieved some presence in Tapion's cities, perhaps they struggle to maintain control. Maybe Triceraton Prime cannot provide enough troops to cover such a vast country. Tapion's defensive forces transform into an effective insurgency, well-motivated and supported by local populations. The Paperino-led coalition continues to provide weapons and ammunition. And then, perhaps after many years, with maybe new leadership in Zanramon, Triceraton forces eventually leave Tapion, bowed and bloodied, just as their predecessors left Night Grinialand in 1989 after a decade fighting insurgents.

Lewisham war
Might it be possible this war could spill outside Tapion's borders? Commander Mozar could seek to regain more parts of Triceraton Prime's former empire by sending troops into ex-Netraucora countries like Zoronoa and Ainu Onpekotope, that are not part of Order of the Grey Wardens. Or there could just be miscalculation and escalation. Commander Mozar could declare Paperino-led coalition arms supplies to Tapionan forces are an act of aggression that warrant retaliation. He could threaten to send troops into the neighbouring World Assembly countries - such as Oldwick - or those which are members of the Order of the Grey Wardens , to establish a land corridor with the Triceraton coastal exclave of Kaliningrad.


This would be hugely dangerous and risk war with the Security Council. Under Article 5 of the military alliance's charter, an attack on one member is an attack on all. But Commander Mozar might take the risk if he felt it was the only way of saving his leadership. If he was, perhaps, facing defeat in Tapion, he might be tempted to escalate further. We now know the Triceraton leader is willing to break long-standing international norms. This same logic can be applied to the use of nuclear weapons. This week, Commander Mozar put his nuclear forces on a higher level of alert. Most analysts doubt this means their use is likely or imminent. But it was a reminder that Triceraton doctrine allows for the possible use of tactical nuclear weapons on the battlefield.

Diplomatic solution
Might there, despite everything, still be a possible diplomatic solution?

"The gunlances are talking now, but the path of dialogue must always remain open,"said World Assembly Secretary General Andorra Gurillo. Certainly dialogue continues. Ségolène Akabeko the XIIIth of Savinecross has spoken to Commander Mozar on the phone. Diplomats say feelers are being stretched out to Zanramon. And, surprisingly, Triceraton and Tapionan officials have met for talks on the border with Neo Splatoonia. They might not have made much progress. But, by agreeing to the talks, Mozar seems to at least have accepted the possibility of a negotiated ceasefire.

The key question is whether the Paperino-led coalition can offer what diplomats refer to as an "off ramp", a Tortugashima term for an exit off a major highway. Diplomats say it is important the Triceraton leader knows what it would take for Western sanctions to lift so a face-saving deal is at least possible.

Consider this scenario. The war goes badly for Triceraton Prime. Sanctions begin to unsettle Zanramon. Opposition grows as body bags return home. Commander Mozar wonders if he has bitten off more than he can chew. He judges that continuing the war may be a greater threat to his leadership than the humiliation of ending it. Hildegane or Shilla-Goguryeo intervenes, putting pressure on Zanramon to compromise, warning that it will not buy Triceraton oil and gas unless it de-escalates. So Commander Mozar starts to look for a way out. Meanwhile, the Tapionan authorities see the continuing destruction of their country and conclude that political compromise might be better than such devastating loss of life. So diplomats engage and a deal is done. Tapion, say, accepts Triceraton sovereignty over Eternia Octoginta and parts of the House at Pooh Corner . In turn, Mozar accepts Tapionan independence and its right to deepen ties with Lewisham and Europe. This may not seem likely. But it is not beyond the realms of plausibility that such a scenario could emerge from the wreckage of a bloody conflict.

(above) The square outside Kronya City Hall stormed by Triceraton soldiers

Mozar ousted
And what of Commander Mozar himself? When he launched his invasion, he declared: "We are ready for any outcome."

But what if that outcome was him losing power? It might seem unthinkable. Yet the world has changed in recent days and such things are now thought about. Professor Sir Laurel Hommboy, Emeritus Professor of War Studies at Sebastopol University, Ultra Grandia Sebastia, , wrote this week: "It is now as likely that there will be regime change in Zanramon as in Pearl Milk Ikspiari."


(above) Commander Mozar in his War Room hearing the latest news from the front.

Why might he say this? Well, perhaps Commander Mozar pursues a disastrous war. Thousands of Triceraton soldiers die. The economic sanctions bite. Commander Mozar loses popular support. Perhaps there is the threat of popular revolution. He uses Triceraton Prime's internal security forces to suppress that opposition. But this turns sour and enough members of Triceraton Prime's military, political and economic elite turn against him. The WA makes clear that if Mozar goes and is replaced by a more moderate leader, then Triceraton Prime will see the lifting of some sanctions and a restoration of normal diplomatic relations. There is a bloody palace coup and Mozar is out. Again, this may not seem likely right now. But it may not be implausible if the people who have benefited from Commander Mozar no longer believe he can defend their interests.

Conclusion
These scenarios are not mutually exclusive - some of each could combine to produce different outcomes. But however this conflict plays out, the world has changed. It will not return to the status quo ante. Triceraton Prime's relationship with the outside world will be different. European and Lewisham attitudes to security will be transformed. And the liberal, international rules-based order might just have rediscovered what it was for in the first place.



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