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Today's World Census Report
The Fattest Citizens in Nation of Earth
World Census takers tracked the sale of Cheetos and Twinkies to ascertain which nations most enjoyed the "kind bud."
As a region, Nation of Earth is ranked 14,773rd in the world for Fattest Citizens.
|1.||The Republic of Republique Parisien||Anarchy||“Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité”|
|2.||The Empire of Mexicoooooo||Free-Market Paradise||“Equidad en la Justicia”|
|3.||The Republic of Falastiniya||Capitalist Paradise||“Fida’i”|
|4.||The Republic of Bielarusija||Father Knows Best State||“Unity, Discipline, Work”|
|5.||The Republic of Pertmore||Civil Rights Lovefest||“Advance, Australia!”|
|6.||The Commonwealth of Pontic Republic||Left-Leaning College State||“Unity, Equality, Honor”|
|7.||The Kingdom of The Magyari||Compulsory Consumerist State||“Isten, áldd meg a magyart!”|
|8.||The State of Patani Raya||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“Sejarah akan hakimi siapa bersama kami dikegelapan fajr”|
|9.||The Kingdom of The Nordic Confederation||Civil Rights Lovefest||“God's Help, the People's Love, Nordic Strength”|
|10.||The Democratic Republic of Azerbaijan-||Left-Leaning College State||“Odlar Yurdu”|
- : The Democratic Republic of Azerbaijan- arrived from The North Pacific.
- : The Zhonghua Minguo of Imperial China-Shou became regional WA Delegate.
- : Sri indonesia ceased to exist.
- : New gough island ceased to exist.
- : Northern netland ceased to exist.
- : Cleice ceased to exist.
- : Magyarorszag- ceased to exist.
- : The Republic of Tanzanganyikabarland resigned as Administrator of Nation of Earth.
- : The Royal Federation of The Supreme nation of matheo of the region Matheo proposed constructing embassies.
- : Zionist union ceased to exist.
Nation of Earth Regional Message Board
- Protests dismissed
500 anti-IUP protesters take to the streets in Rome
While Maria Fraioli has only been President for a year, the Italian United Party has remained in charge of the country since the birth of the Italian Republic in the early 90s. Over time, the IUP has become increasingly more hostile and totalitarian, with crackdowns on foreign cultural and economic influences and the steady decay of democracy within Italy.
500 men, women, and children took to the streets two days ago to protest the decay od democracy after the IUP passed two unrelated bills that made any criticisms of the government illegal and a bill that made it illegal to create new political parties.
Many posters called out for Fraioli to take back the bill and publically promise that there will be an election in 2025. Yesterday afternoon, President Fraioli made a vague statement that '2025 will still provide Italians with a choice.'
Early this morning, protesters remained in the streets, blocking traffic and the doors to some government buildings. President Fraioli promised to end the protests by the end of the day, and that this day 'would be proof of Italy's democracy.' Stil skeptical of Fraioli's claims, protesters remained on the streets even after persistant warnings to 'pack up and go home.'
Media outlests (all of which are state-owned) started labelling the protests as riots despite the protests remaining peaceful. The allegedly threatening protests saw the military arrive to take care of the situation at 12 noon, with the military openning fire shortly after.
Descending into chaos, around 50 were killed and 150 injured. The events have been likened to Russia's Bloody Sunday of 1905. Fraioli and the IUP have not made a statement since, with state-owned media claiming that 'the streets have finally been cleansed of traitors.'
- Muslim Minority Parties Submit Kosovo Equality Bill
Members of the Kosovo Democratic Party (PDK) and Džemijet have summited a bill to the Federal Chamber of Yugoslavia requesting the Autonomous Province of Kosovo, an autonomous Province of Serbia, be given the right to enter into the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia as Constituent Republic with all the rights, privilege's and powers that come with the status. Representatives from Džemijet and the PDJ argue that Kosovo, due to its ethnic and religious make up ought to be a separate and distinct Republic like each of the other Constituent Ethno-Republics of the Yugoslav Federation.
Some Serbian opposition was quick to mount over the issue as some Serbs, particularly within the Republic of Serbia, continue to view Kosovo as an integral and historic part of Serbia. Thus viewing the bill as an insult to the unity of the Serbian Republic, while proponents argue Yugoslavia has previously acknowledged the existing linguistic, ethnic, and cultural differences between Macedonia and Serbia, paving the way for the establishment of the seperate and unique Macedonian Republic within Yugoslavia.
The future of Kosovo is presently unknown, but with the current global climate and the pursuit for Republican Status over the post 2 decades we can see a glimpse of what the future holds foe the region. With the World in a State of heightened pressure due to the rising Cold War, its unlikely any members of the Yugoslav Government or the Republics want to be caught dealing with internal struggles or strife. With that in mind, it's easy to see a path forward for both factions. Those that would see Kosovo become a Republic to avert the internal struggles that would come with a prolonged debate over the issue. And those that would see the debate postponed until a time in which internal debate does not put the Federation at risk in the event of potential global conflict.
What is known, in this moment is The Federal Assembly, Serbia, and Kosovo are going to have to decide soon how to handle the issue moving forward.
Continental High Speed Railways
Košice, Košice region, Hungary
At the Council of Europe, the representative of the Federation, proposed a large scale high speed rail system that will connect all the way from Stockholm to Athens and Marseilles allowing people to travel throughout the UES with ease and speed. The proposal included two rail systems, the Stockholm-Athens line, and the Stockholm-Marseilles line which branch off from each other in Hamburg. The Stockholm-Athens line goes from Stockholm to Gothenburg, to Copenhagen, to Odense, to Hamburg, to Berlin, to Dresden, to Prague, to Vienna, to Bratislava, to Budapest, to Belgrade, to Sarajevo, to Pristina, to Skopje, and finally ends in Athens. Then the Stockholm-Marseilles line follows the Stockholm-Athens line up to Hamburg, then going to Amsterdam, to The Hague, to Antwerp, to Brussels, to Lille, to Paris, to Lyon, and then ending in Marseilles. These lines would just be the main lines to connect the nations of the UES, there will be other lines that will branch into Poland, England, Croatia, and the rest of Germany and France.
The British Government is also interested in achieving a connection to the proposed high-speed rail system, possibly by rail ferry or by an underground tunnel through the English Channel. The Transportation Ministry is prepared to draw up potential cost-benefit analyses of the proposed project should Britain be permitted to become attached.
RÉPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE | LIBERTÉ, ÉGALITÉ, FRATERNITÉ
FRANCE24 - Actualites de France en anglais
- Bill to legalise euthanasia goes to French Parliament
If the draft law were to pass, France would become another country to decriminalise assisted suicide, after countries like Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg and Spain. The bill was brought by Olivier Falorni, deputy for the parliamentary splinter group Libertes et Territoires ("Freedom and Territories"), whose handful of MPs range from the centre-right to the centre-left. Using Thursday's National Assembly time allotted to his party, Falorni plans to fight for the bill which he said raises "existential questions". The law, he argues, would end what he said was a national "hypocrisy" because French residents often travelled to Belgium or Switzerland for assistance in suicide, while French doctors already secretly performed an estimated 2,000 to 4,000 acts of euthanasia every year. Current law allows deep sedation of patients who suffer from incurable illnesses, but not to end their life, or help them end their own life. Legalising euthanasia is supported by many deputies, including a majority of President Gabriel Saint-Clair's own party, the PPR.
Neither Saint-Clair nor his government have weighed in on the debate, although the president is on the record as saying in 2017: "I myself wish to choose the end of my life".
Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, dead at 99
London has come to a standstill as mourners and well-wishers convene on Buckingham Palace after news this morning the the Duke of Edinburgh, the long-serving consort to the Queen, passed away in his sleep. The Royal Family is expected to enter a period of mourning while the Duke's funeral arrangements are planned. Parliament has adjourned in respect to the Duke and is not scheduled to gather again until after the funeral service.
Frontlines: On the verge of the Second Gaza War
Is the region about to slip into another devastating civil war?
Its 5:45am on a Monday morning in Ramallah when its residents are startled awake by the wailing of sirens for the first time in more than a decade. Moments later, several explosions rattle the capital. Screams can be heard. Then... an eerie silence. Within the space of a few minutes the whole city realised it had just had a sudden reality check. By lunch, the whole nation would be on edge.
The rocket attack on Ramallah left 21 dead and over 60 injured as at least 6 missiles crashed down on the Palestinian capital in the early hours lf the morning. Scenes of outrage were broadcast across the nation as politicians demanded the government take action. It is the first time since 2009 that there has been a rocket attack on the territory of the West Bank following the conclusion of the Gaza War when Hamas agreed to cease all rocket attacks against areas governed by the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC.) Its stockpile of missiles were badly hit by Israeli airstrikes during the conflict followed by years of muddy counterinsurgency operations by the Palestinian National Security Forces (PNSF.) The fragile piece is being held by the 2010 Beit Lahm Accords; this recognised that areas under the occupation of the Palestinian National Army (PNA) and Palestinian Republican Guard (PRG) would be under direct rule from East Jerusalem by a special representative from the Palestinian Legistlative Council while areas held by Hamas would remain under the autonomous Gaza Representative Council (GRC.) The situation on the ground after 2008 allowed the the PNSF and Palestinian National Police (PNL) to create several heavily fortified zones between Rafah, Khan Yunis, and Gaza City - effectively seperating Hamas and Fatah forces from eachother. However the peace is being strained by smaller armed groups with no interests in peace.
Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) once had over 10,000 militants in its ranks but suffered heavily during the Gaza War. Now intelligence suggests that PIJ now only fields anywhere between 2,000 and 6,000 fighters. Despite this the group has been making a noisy comeback, openly operating in Hamas-controlled Gaza City while smaller cells have waged an insurgency across the rest of the region ever since. As Hamas and PIJ are both part of the ruling coalition that governs the Gaza Representative Council, the government in East Jerusalem gonsiders Hamas and PIJ to be one and the same. Although refuted by the GRC, intelligence operations by Israel have exposed the interconnectivity of Hamas and PIJ leadership and operations. The main cause of the increased tensions in Gaza that led up to the Ramallah rocket attack were caused by the increasing number and intensity of operations by the Palestinian National Security Forces inside territory controlled by the GRC. Although Fatah is more friendly with the Palestinian government due to its shared opposition of Hamas and PIJ, it too has been on the receiving from operations by the PNSF. The scale of these operations have been increasing in size, with the Palestinian National Army and Palestinian Republican Guard now deploying tanks and armoured vehicles. Sometimes these operations go on for weeks instead of a day or two. The focus of these operations has been to destroy rocket stockpiles and PIJ bases of operations which has resulted in an increasing insurgency in territory controlled by the Palestinian National Security Forces.
The Palestinian government insists that PIJ is a front for Hamas in order to conduct operations against its forces and provoke a war with Israel and maintains that Hamas is actively arming and financing its expansion. Now there are rumours that the Palestinian Republican Guard may deploy Fatah fighters to strengthen its foothold North Gaza if PIJ does not cease its insurgency. East Jerusalem also insists that it will hold Hamas accountable for PIJ attacks, setting the precedent for a dangerous new escalation of the fighting in the region. Earlier today the Palestinian Air Force (PAF) mounted a massive against Hamas forces in Gaza City in reliation for the Ramallah rocket attack. Hamas denied that it had fired missiles at the West Bank, insisting PIJ had instead. A spokesperson for the PAF said that intelligence allowd them to track down and hit targets “related to the prouction of, movement of, and firing of terrorist missiles.” The strikes utilised 6 Mi-24 Hind attack helicpters and 2 IA-58C Pucará attack aircraft, making it the biggest show of Palestinian airpower to date. Targets belonging to both Hamas and PIJ were struck. Following the strikes there were reports of explosions and gunshots near Gaza International Airport in Rafah. The Palestinian Republican Guard also shelled targets in Gaza City for ages from its positions in North Gaza in response to “several armed provocations along the LOC [Line of Contact.]” A spokesperson for the Ministry of Interior and National Security stated that “We will continue to destroy the local and long range terrorist capacity of Hamas and its proxies.” On the streets of Rafah the atmoshphere was tense as its residents were clearly preparing for a difficult time to come. A soldier passing by said “I was here in 2008 and I am here now. The 3rd Division destroyed them then and will destroy them now. We are waiting for the terrorists.”
Reference: On 19 April the PNSF launched an attack against Hamas in Deir al-Balah in order to split Gaza in two and seperate the warring factions. By taking the city, the Palestinian government aimed to force Hamas and Fatah into signing ceasefire. Intense urban warfare dragged on for 4 months before Deir al-Balah was captured by the PNSF on 25 August. During this time the PRG successfully repelled several Hamas attempts to seize North Gaza and were deployed to Rafah to quell PIJ activity in the area. On 31 August an agreement was reached between Hamas, Fatah, and the Palestinian government which ended armed hostilities between the two groups. Areas under the control of the PNSF would be under direct rule from East Jerusalem and Deir al-Balah became a military stronghold, with PNSF forming a defensive line against Hamas along the Wadi Gaza. The network of trenches and fortifications constructed by the PNSF during the war stretching from the South to the Northwest of Khan Yunis were expanded South of Deir al-Balah, completely surrounding the city.The IDF halted airstrike against Hamas and PIJ on 12 September, which is considered to be the end of the war. Clashes between the PNSF and Hamas/PIJ (and more rarely, Fatah) would on a low-level with the PNSF often raiding targts in Gaza. The war caused serious damage to infrastructure in the region which still remains locked in the frozen conflict.
The Gaza War erupted on 10 June 2007 when militants loyal to Hamas launched an insurgency against the Fatah-controlled government of Gaza. Fatah had been in control of this area since 1996 and had just narrowly won re-election. Its paramilitary wing was unable to withstand the sudden offensive and most units were ousted from the capital in just 5 days. Fighting then focused on the city of Deir al-Balah as Hamas forces made repeated attempts to invade the city before finally capturing it on 6 September. Meanwhile in Rafah, insurgents loyal to Hamas and Palestine Islamic Jihad (PIJ) were coming close to forcing Fatah out of the city, triggering waves of Israeli airstrikes against them as both groups were designated terrorist organisations. With the situation in Rafah escalating dangerously and Gaza’s only airport under threat, the Palestinian National Security Forces (PNSF) intervened on 8 October by sending troops into the city. Intense urban fighting followed with Hamas and PIJ forces holding onto parts of Rafah until 13 January 2008. By this time the focus of the fighting had shifted back to Deir al-Balah as Hamas had made several failed attempts to rebel in or directly attack the Fatah stronghold of Khan Yunis. Consistent air and artillery attacks by the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) prevented Hamas from capturing the city but weren’t enough to dislodge them from Deir al-Balah, with Fatah suffering large casualties throughout January and February trying to storm the city. The conflict became more complex as on 1 March the Palestinian Republican Guard (PRG) overran Fatah’s positions in North Gaza and the PNSF simultaneously attacked areas to the west and north of Khan Yunis. By 22 March the city was under siege.
On 19 April the PNSF launched an attack against Hamas in Deir al-Balah in order to split Gaza in two and seperate the warring factions. By taking the city, the Palestinian government aimed to force Hamas and Fatah into signing ceasefire. Intense urban warfare dragged on for 4 months before Deir al-Balah was captured by the PNSF on 25 August. During this time the PRG successfully repelled several Hamas attempts to seize North Gaza and were deployed to Rafah to quell PIJ activity in the area. On 31 August an agreement was reached between Hamas, Fatah, and the Palestinian government which ended armed hostilities between the two groups. Areas under the control of the PNSF would be under direct rule from East Jerusalem and Deir al-Balah became a military stronghold, with PNSF forming a defensive line against Hamas along the Wadi Gaza. The network of trenches and fortifications constructed by the PNSF during the war stretching from the South to the Northwest of Khan Yunis were expanded South of Deir al-Balah, completely surrounding the city.The IDF halted airstrike against Hamas and PIJ on 12 September, which is considered to be the end of the war. Clashes between the PNSF and Hamas/PIJ (and more rarely, Fatah) would on a low-level with the PNSF often raiding targts in Gaza. The war caused serious damage to infrastructure in the region which still remains locked in the frozen conflict.
DPRK to continue militarization, coastal defenses intensified
As tensions with Imperial China-Shou and Hanakii continue to mount, the Korean state would announce the activation and armament of its reserves. By this point, the Workers-Peasants Red Guard have been activated and armed on a localized level and the underground weapons caches have finally been opened and distributed. The army and WPRG have had about two months to arm themselves, train, and fortify. Among the WPRG, the Kimilsungist-Kimjongilist Youth League have been armed and begin military drills as of this date.
A massive block of 400,000 regular soldiers, border guards, and paramilitary assets have congregated at the Yalu and Tumen, supported by armored divisions and an immense artillery/anti-air presence which have brought the Sino-Korean tensions to a boiling point. Local WPRG/YL assets have begun guerrilla training not too unlike the tactics of Kim Il-Sung's KRLA in the day, utilizing both the rough terrain and presence of man-portable anti-air and anti-tank weapons to pose as much of a risk to a potential chinese advance as possible.
The chenxing riots continue to remain riots- rather than the insurgency it could potentially be.
As for the southern portions of the Army, they have taken this time to fortify coastal defenses with cooperation from the navy and air-force, including minelaying operations and bunker-building on top of already existing coast and island outposts to prepare for the inevitable Hanakiian imperialist ambitions.
The Prime Minister offers Gothenburg as a neutral place to hold peace talks for both sides as to deescalate the tense situation.