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In 1958 Egypt and Syria unify into a unitary state of the UAR which promptly collapses within three years. If they had made a devolved federal state giving each former constituent republic a great deal of power. How long and how big could it have gotten? Well you figure it out. The year is 1965, the UAR consisting of the former states of Egypt, Syria, Iraq, Jordan and North Yemen are at high tension levels with Israel. America gets deeper and deeper into Vietnam, the Space Race is underway and the whole world is reeling in tensions from the Cold War.

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  • PoD: In 1958, Egypt and Syria create a federal state leaving devolved powers while establishing a basic constitutional framework of common foreign policy, defence and customs while Syria is established as a semi- democracy and semi army ruled state.
  • As Syria maintains a great deal of independence, the new government of Iraq joins the UAR in 1958.
  • The three states do well at keeping close together with Nasser of Egypt controlling foreign policy and aspects of defence (with each state having their own army) as well as the application of customs. A lot of support is given to Fedayeen units operating in the West Bank and Jordan with these units being supplied mortars and RPGs. Radio Cairo also spreads propaganda into Jordanian cities and the West Bank
  • PoD: Al-Badr fails to escape in the 1962 North Yemen coup and is caught and executed. The civil war never breaks out although there is still low level insurgency by the tribes with no leader to rally behind and so not much happens.
  • In 1963, a 19 man raid by the Fedayeen from the West Bank into Israel leaves 2 Israeli soldiers dead and 4 wounded leading to an Israeli retaliatory strike into the West Bank to clear out what they believe to be a major Fedayeen camp. The Jordanian army refuses to respond leading to an uprising in the West Bank against Jordanian rule, this uprising spreads into Amman where protesters have street battles with local police until a UAR tank division intervenes and strikes south over the border while after large bribes 2 of Jordan's senior commanders each with a brigade under their command launch a coup and declare the monarchy dead and they are now a part of the UAR. Actual fighting is limited and mainly some resistance by the tribes to the UAR occupation but low level.
  • Tensions continue to rise with Israel but no war as of 1965 while Arabs across the middle east and beyond especially in Libya and the Arabian peninsula are heavily agitated against their current British or monarch rulers.

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The Game

1975.0

Austria continues to move closer to Germany but is not actually a part of Germany yet for 4.5 years more. While the economy of East Germany continues to fail with the shock of capitalism and West Germany takes over much of their industry.

The war in Mexico continues with the US now holding all Mexican land but only tenuously with small groups being overrun and isolated as both the RPM move to guerrilla operations striking out in large numbers against small US forces or Mexican forces in both rural areas and cities.

The war continues in Israel with continued high casualties for both sides although the war finally tips in favour of the Arabs as the weight of Arab troops weighs down. The Israeli offensives fails but the Saudi offensive for Tel Aviv fails. As casualties mount on both sides and a stalemate all the major powers wish for a ceasefire.

  •  Turkey: More Kemal I tanks are built with Soviet 125mm auto gun copies. The new Leopard I tanks are examined, 25 are put into field service, while the other 25 are to be examined for reverse engineering. The plan is in three years to produce the new tank as the "Attila I" tank. There is also a plan to use all tank technology we have learned combined an develop an indigenous Turkish MBT, "Osman I". The new MiG factory has begun producing MiG 21 fighters on a massive scale. The MiG 21 fighters are being produced under the name "Suliman F33s". The MiG 21s are studied for a future indigenous Turkish fighter due to be out in ten years. The Attila Tank (Leopard I copies) will use a 125mm main gun, except people are not sure whether the main gun will be a direct copy of the Soviet Model, or a heavily modified Turkish variant. A request is sent to Saudi Arabia on whether it can join the Islamic military alliance. Meanwhile, the base in Guinea expands, having 1300 soldiers, 15 Kemal I tanks, and the Turkish forces train Guinea Army and also Turkish companies help industrialize that nation. Meanwhile, at home, welfare programs continue, universal education and healthcare have been achieved, the next goal to reach is universal housing. Kemal I tanks are being mass produced, and already the Turkish armed forces has around 1300 in service. (Some where upgraded to this from M48 Pattons).
    • Saudi Dip: We accept Turkey's request into the IMA.
  • Bundesrepublik Deutschland:We improve our industry in East Germany we also keep going with the reunification we also openly support Israel we also ask Italy to have talks about buying Süd Tirol (mod response) so that they can live under a German-speaking country.
  • United Arab Republic: A new technological generation begins to emerge in the Middle East, educated at the westernized universities. They start to develop innovative solutions to economic and scientific problems in the Arab World. Sadat establishes the National Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Sciences, or NARSS for short, as an early space program. The director of NARSS asks the USSR to allow them to operate satellites and orbital space missions. Anwar Sadat accepts peace negotiations with Israel as worked out in the appropriate treaty. The UAR reaches out to American defense contractors such as Westinghouse, Lockheed Martin, and Boeing, looking for new avenues of increasing military production. The UAR limits some oil production on a temporary contract, in exchange for purchasing weapons from the Soviet Union. 
  • India: The Supreme Court rules in favor of the Raj Narain case barring Indira Gandhi of holding any political office for 6 years and ordering her resignation from the post of the PM. Furthermore, the Maruti project by Sanjay Gandhi starts being opposed. The 'total revolution' against Indira reaches the armed forces and JP appeals to the armed forces not to listen to an illegitimate PM. Indira Gandhi tries to declare a State of Emergency on 26 May. Clearly defying the SC, crowds take over Delhi against Indira, the army and air force defy the government and demonstrate in support of the people. The Delhi Police refuses to fire on the crowds. Bands of people from Haryana and UP enter Delhi led by Charan Singh. Crowds demand Indira Gandhi's resignation. The Maruti factory in Haryana is set ablaze. Protesters take to the streets in many North Indian towns. Indira Gandhi finally resigns on 12 April. On the same day a protester throws a bomb at the car carrying Indira Gandhi and Sanjay Gandhi, Indira Gandhi dies while Sanjay Gandhi succumbs to his injuries on 14 April. The Parliament is dissolved. Elections are held, the Janata Sangh forms a coalition government with overwhelming majority, the Bharatiya Jana Sangh is the largest party and Atal Bihari Vajpayee becomes PM. The Maruti Mini Car project is adopted by the government and funded by it. The Congress Party collapses. India's first satellite, the Aryabhatta is put into orbit by the Soviet Union. The government prioritizes the SLV project. Additional funding is dedicated to ISRO and the DRDO.
  • Guinea: We are concerned by the growing Arab hegemony, so we propose forming https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economic_Community_of_West_African_States (mod response please). We build more schools in the capital, hold a second literacy campaign, recruit 250 troops, open a new low level bauxite mine in the interior and upgrade the capital's dental surgeries. We build a new fruit cannery and several sawmills in the capital. We prospect for iron, gold, diamond, and bauxite. We update our small bauxite mine and offer a 45% share in profits in exchange for Turkish technical help in expanding it.
    • Guinea diplomacy: We propose a regional Black African mutual self defense and monitory union in Francophone West Africa composing of Guinea, Mali, Upper Volta, Dahomey, Togo, Mali, Ivory Coast and Senegal in the summit in Conakry (mod response wanted). We also ask for a free trade deal Morocco, Chad, Congo, Barbados and the Camaroon.(mod response wanted). We also propose forming https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economic_Community_of_West_African_States trade and diplomatic block at the in the summit in Conakry (mod response wanted).
    • Hellenic Dip: Hellas offers their superior technical help (than Turkey) to Guinea for the same share in profits.
    • Turkish Counter Diplomacy: Turkey brings up the fact Greece's government is White Supremacist, and wants Guinea that they may attempt to make it a Greek colony.
    • Mod: The ECWAS is formed but the self defence and monetary union is not.
  • Saudi Arabia: (In nation)King Fasil OTL begins to modernize the nation, with banning Slavery and working on improving cities and allowing Women into the school system. Along with opening relationship with the UAR. The Saudi Petroleum Company (SPC) continues drilling projects across established petroleum zones across the nation. We begin to work on a nuclear program for peaceful use looking for the means of making Uranium or Platinum looking into the black market, we begin to work on a space program as scientist work to get a rocket in L.O.E, as the rockets are tested in the desert to reach L.E.O. secret. The Saudis begin to work on a nuclear program making a nuclear reactor thing as the scientist are let loose. The King begins to work on other ways of getting money as he starts to work on opening factories to mass produce things from toys - furniture. Seeing the air strike on our reactor, we begin to rebuild it and move it Riyadh where it goes under the cover of a huge storage compartment, as the place is surrounded by under spies, it is later moved into the desert,Saudi planes are now constantly flying over Saudi airspace. The idea of a Sultanate comes to mind in the youth mostly military men. The army is put on ready as more people are drafted into the army to serve for four years (ages 17-36), The Saudi navy is sent to pass the Suze into the Mediterranean Sea to impose a blockade onto Israel firing onto any Israel Ship. A army of 60,000 is sent to meet up with Jordanian troops to push into Tel Aviv. With our jets we bomb Tel Aviv aiming for military units. With Turkish Air cover a 2nd attack into the Negev Desert with Fedyian with 30,000 troops and 40,000 militia men we halt our attack into Israel as peace talks happen. We launch a satellite in orbit. The tap of oil slowly brought down to the same as the UAR as Soviet Arms come in. We send Aid workers to Afghanistan to help rebuild the nation, as we ask to Pakistan to set up bases in Pakistan (MOD)
    • (Our "cold war") Islamist ideas are spread across Arabia, along with exporting it to Libya with the idea of an Arab Islamic Unity. We send the US the idea of Oil trading as we become an Oil powerhouse. Anti-Ba'athist ideas are spread across Saudi Arabia giving the idea of Islamist and the idea of Islamic Unity these ideas are sent to the UAE, Oman, the group works to improve the relationship with people by opening mosques and working on improving Poor areas and the slowly work on winning hearts and mind, most of the young followers are sent to colleges and university to rival other factions in the university.  Radio Al Hawk is made and is spread into the Arab World spreading Islamist ideas. The Ghurba group returns to cities to gain support of people by opening schools and things like that, In Libya the same happens. The magazine "Jihad" is made and starts off with calling men to form militias calling themselves "Fedayeen" supporters up to 40,000 take arms and begin to march with Egyptian troops setting up base in Gaza and Aleppo, along with setting three headquarters, 1one being in Egypt known as the "center" one in Syria called "Halab's Lions" and one in Iraq called "Baghdad center". The Saudis spend a group called the "Lions of the Sea" and is sent to Indonesia with food and stuff like that to win the hearts and mind, Supports in Turkey begin to work on protest calling for Turkey to join the IMA, along with sending supporters into Cyprus working on defending ethnic Turks with hunting rifles and things like that (even if the fighters are female they shall be armed, along with sending Turkish foreign fighters).
      • Islamic Republic of South Yemen: The Saudi army begin to slowly and begin to train troops and police officers. An operation called "South Yemen Water" is made as workers are sent to modernize cities and things like that. As Madrasas are made to train the youth into learning to get jobs and things like that.Elections are held and the population picks the nation to be under the rule of an Islamic Republic. Aid workers are sent to Yemen to work on fixing cities from the Civil war. 5000 troops are sent to the front (Israel) most of them coming with their own free will.
      • United Arabian Emirates: The 3 states are united under one and Dubia is picked as the capital. Ikhwan supporters are put into power and being to open up madrasas across the states. While a police force is worked on being called the United Police Emirates. Oil is recommended and rumors of the state join the Saudi state to create a The United Arabian Emirate
  • United Kingdom: 1965 proves to be a fairly eventful year for the United Kingdom: The Formation of a new Political Party, a series of By elections almost ripping the Conservative Party,an Official Referendum on ECC membership and continued fighting with the IRA. Albeit at a much lesser level. A Major Split in the Conservative Party, a Leadership Contest is called on Conservative Leader Edward "Ted"Heath by Major Tory Backbenchers, led by Keith Joseph and Former Secretary of Education Margret Thatcher. The Results come in with No Firm Majority following derogatory comments by Joseph. Following this, the Tory Movement officially splits from the Conservatives with the Official Formation of the Tory Party, a Right Wing, Nationalist, Anti-European Socially Conservative Party led by the Premiership of Margret Thatcher. A series of Bye-elections occur in Conservative Seats following the Tory Split. The Tories win 16 seats making them the Fourth Largest Party in Parliament, meanwhile the Liberals manage to win 3 seats from the Conservatives, with the Crippled Conservatives holding on to only 2 seats. Ted Heath declares his resignation following the humiliating defeat. An Official Referendum on EEC membership is ordered, with 67% voting Yes and 33% voting against. Harold Wilson declares a 15 Point Plan as an attempt to counter Inflation and Unemployment, pledging to create thousands of jobs in due process. Funding begins to start on the Formation of a Space Program for the UK establishing Research Centers across the Country and beginning the creation of a Space Rocket. The Royal Aeronautics and Space Exploration Research Agency is formed: its headquarters in Birmingham. Charlie Chaplin is knighted by the Queen.
  • United States of America: The US halts further advances within Mexico, preferring to take several months to rest its forces and conduct Anti-Insurgency operations in the rear in order to deal with the growing threat. Efforts at winning over the Mexican populace are increased, in particular efforts to hire younger Mexicans for reconstruction as well as administrative jobs for the dual Mexican civilian/US Military joint government in rear areas while access to thing such as quality healthcare, previously limited, is expanded under the US administration in order to help calm the populace. Elsewhere, relations with the Greeks and the USSR are improved, as the US agrees to expanded trading and economic ties. ​The M1 Abrams continues to approach completion of prototype (Expected sometime next year), while the B-52 new models continue production. Development on the B-70 is restarted and given an expedited nature in order to get a flying prototype by 1977. Development of the Anti-Nuclear Weapons defenses as well as strategies also likewise continue. The Datapoint Corporation, with its Pentagon contract, also continues working on developing its Revolutionary ARCNET system while the first MSR power plants continue construction. The APOLLO and SKYLAB program also continue. Efforts continue to help disadvantaged coal communities in the US, by providing funding for new technologies to reduce pollution from coal plants as well as funding to allow for the US to begin a program of coal to gas conversion, to increase coal usage as well as reduce US reliance on foreign imports of fuels. The formation of ultra-nationalist and right-wing groups by disaffected Veterans and associated conservatives continue, and begins to appear they are having a tangible effect on politics as well as it also appearing a consolidation is occurring among the groups. Most prominently, these groups call for the annexation of Mexico following the eventual conclusion of the conflict there as well as for action against Communist Cuba. Thanks to their efforts at such, this does become a viable issue in the US as well as raising their profile nationally.
  • USSR: Alexi Kosygin to get the failing economy going again removes a series of structural weakness from the Soviet economy with the removal of full employment policy and encouraging bosses to remove overmanning leads to a growth in unemployment which causes those still with jobs to push forwards to work harder. Military spending is decreased to only 10% of GDP with the production of equipment scale down and the active forces reduced to 1.4 million. In an attempt to get industry moving limited privatisation and decentralisation is made with many factories producing a variety of products from cars to chocolate bars being managed and run for profit by friends of Kosygin. With multiple brands appearing for many products such as food, clothing, construction and luxury items leads to competition and resulting price decreases and quality increase. As the technology in use of the USSR lags behind that of foreign nations and so an effort is made for better R&D to be worked on by more funding being given and the technology being made more widely available. Work on OGAS is continued to build a country spanning network while as agriculture remains slow, all farms are given to private ownership while the use of high yield crops and chemical fertilisers is encouraged by free agricultural education and tax benefits for those who use new methods. In an attempt to stimulate consumer spending and build a middle class taxes are given to enterprises who pay some of their workers middle class wages meaning many companies try to move to smaller numbers and higher technology usage in factories to make up for less workers.

1975.5

As oil production is restricted by the major oil producing nations oil prices rise quickly leading to inflation in a number of countries which use large amounts of petrol.

Fighting in Israel halts as peace talks are started (Get it done)

In Mexico the RPM commanded by José Goyo out of Cuba continue their guerrilla fighting in Mexico. The US attempts to win over the populace by opening up jobs leads to many RPM agents taking the jobs to allow them to get close to US forces to carry out attacks. Attacks are carried out on Mexican forces to seize their weapons leading to Mexican troops retreating to their barracks and only venturing out in company strength force. Attacks on new US infrastructure such as hospitals is started and anyone visiting them is classed as a collaborator and attacked.

The first attack on US soil by the RPM is a truck bombing outside of a military base killing one soldier.

The IRA attack the Hilton hotel.

A bomb is detonated in Athens by Turkish nationalists and naval clashes occur with 2 destroyers exchanging fire.

Italy rejects giving away South Tyrol.

In East Germany there remains problems and while investment of infrastructure helps decrease unemployment it is largely unprofitable while Austria continues to move towards union with Germany.

  • Turkey: More Kemal I tanks are built with Soviet 125mm auto gun copies. The new Leopard I tanks are examined, 25 are put into field service, while the other 25 are to be examined for reverse engineering. The plan is in two years to produce the new tank as the "Attila I" tank. There is also a plan to use all tank technology we have learned combined an develop an indigenous Turkish MBT, "Osman I". The new MiG factory has begun producing MiG 21 fighters on a massive scale. The MiG 21 fighters are being produced under the Mname "Suliman F33s". The MiG 21s are studied for a future indigenous Turkish fighter due to be out in ten years. The Attila Tank (Leopard I copies) will use a 125mm main gun, except people are not sure whether the main gun will be a direct copy of the Soviet Model, or a heavily modified Turkish variant. Meanwhile, the base in Guinea expands, having 1500 soldiers, 20 Kemal I tanks, and the Turkish forces train Guinea Army and also Turkish companies help industrialize that nation. Meanwhile, at home, welfare programs continue, universal education and healthcare have been achieved, the next goal to reach is universal housing. Kemal I tanks are being mass produced, and already the Turkish armed forces has around 1500 in service. (Some were upgraded to this from M48 Pattons). In response to Greek aggression, unlike the volunteer army which we used to fight Israel, we use a draft, as there is almost no chance of a mutiny occurring, drafting 200,000 Soldiers, stationing them on Greece’s border, and should Greece try anything dangerous an invasion will begin (These troops will do the first push) Due to the cold war, the military production is ramped up, with the Turkish Army expected to have 3000 Kemal tanks in service by 1980, 50, "Attila" Tanks, and around 350 MiG 21 plus the previous aircraft that were in service provided to us by NATO. The Osman Tank production might begin by then as well.
  • Bundesrepublik Deutschland:We say ask Italy to have a deal and general talks about the rights of Austrians in Süd tirol (mod response)and we admit we are willing to offer much for it. We also demand Turkey and Greece to get to the table to so that there will be peace and no war against the ethnic groups we also create more freedom of Frissian culture by letting the University of Hamburg teach Frissian and promoting Germans to go study in Dutch Frissia we also promote Austrian and East German culture we also make ketwurst the official dish of Berlin. We also ask America to send some American space suits to get our men used to it before we send a rocket into space. We test our new rockets in Bavaria to see if we can have a rocket that is able to get into space. We also ask help from the U.S.A for more help.
  • Hellenic Republic: We demand an apology from the Turkish government for the actions as well as to punish the ones responsible for this massacre that killed over 17 people. We also demand reparations for the damages in our destroyer caused by the Turkish one that fired without any provocations at all. Roughly 110.000 troops are drafted and deployed in Evros river in Papadopoulos defensive line, which has finished construction, as well as 40.000 troops in Cyprus, 10.000 troops in the Dodecanese islands and 10.000 troops in the North Aegean islands with clear orders not to fire unless fired upon. While another 255.000 troops are reserves, waiting to step in shall the clashes turn into a full scale war. Our whole Navy steps in to protect our islands, deploying creating a defensive line, as our islands are also used as the first line of defense. Our air force, consisted of 500 aircrafts, is deployed in Western Thrace, Cyprus and the Aegean Sea. Also 1000 tanks are deployed in Western Thrace in Papadopoulos defensive line, Cyprus, the Dodecanese Islands and the North Aegean Islands. The Hellenic Government offers Israel to lend a hand in its reconstruction after the long and devestating war it had. While also we offer Israel an alliance and to guarantee their territorial integrity and their independence.
    • Whoa bear those numbers are way too high. well maybe not but if not then I will begin drafting like you, and remember, Turkey has like 4x the pop of Greece. ~Ethan
    • Maybe but remember Turkey is not as advanced and not as industrialized as Greece is. In fact Turkey has only surpassed Greece military only after the 90s as stated in some classified CIA files that leaked lately. You could deploy as many troops as you like but you would need the resources to support them which you clearly don't have. ~Bear
    • Turkey is much more industrialized ATL because i have done programs to create an effective arms industry. So Turkey actually does have the means of supplying it's troops. I have also started healthcare, universal education, and Urban growth is happening at a rapid pace. ~Ethan
    • Mod: You do not have 600,000 troops during peace or even war unless it is total war. You have a population of about 9 million meaning you have roughly 6% of your population in uniform which during peacetime is ridiculous. Aircraft and tank numbers are fine.
  • Guinea: We continue to slowly expand the stone quarry and bauxite mines. We state that socialism and communism are the answer to Africa's woes and that a Marxist nations in Africa is enlightened. Ground nut farming is massively overhauled and made more efficient. All French firms' assets are nationalized in Guinea as we decide to look to the USSR, ECOWAS and Turkey fore aid. We are running low on cash due to the high oil prices.
    • Guinea diplomacy: We offer political support to Turkey. We would like to form an alliance with the USSR, if they think it does not conflict with our prior commitments with Turkey.
    • Turkish Dip: We agree to this. We bring up the fact that the USSR itself is one of our largest arms suppliers. We offer to build a factory in your nation for rifles and build industrial farming equipment.
      • Guinea Dip: We agree. We offer you 100 tonnes of free bauxite in return for the promised arms factory.
    • Guinea subversion: We send propaganda and agents in to Portuguese Guinea in the hope that when the separatists set up Guinea Bissau it will go Marxist and join Guinea in a federation. (mod decide if this works and they say yes).
    • Mod: Guinea Bissau rejects union with Guinea.
  • Portugal: We continue the work of the Carnation Revolution. With the colonial war going down hill fast we agree to leave Guinea Bissau, Angola and Mozambique to cut our losses in the face of imminent colonial defeat. Things are better and less violent in both Cape Verde, Cabinda and São Tomé and Príncipe, so we offer them devolved status equivalent to the OTL Britain's Isel of Man (Crown_dependency) (mod decide if Cape Verde and São Tomé, Cabinda and Príncipe are agreeing) and a lot of development aid relating to coastal fishing fleets. We start to promote Catholic church values in East Timor and improve it's sanitation sewers. 50 troops go to East Timor and Cabinda. The Junta de Salvação Nacional will allow democratic elections in the Portuguese legislative election of 1976. Football and olive farming are encouraged by the government.
    • Portugal Colonial Dip: We leave war torn Guinea Bissau, Angola and Mozambique. None the less, things are better and less violent in both Cape Verde, Cabinda and São Tomé and Príncipe, so we offer them devolved status equivalent to the OTL Britain's Isel of Man (Crown_dependency) (mod decide if Cape Verde, Cabinda and São Tomé and Príncipe are agreeing) and a lot of development aid relating to coastal fishing fleets.
    • Are you dumb, ive had some 40,000 troops fighting since 1965, at-least put the UNITA/FNLA in power in Angola-Orwell
    • We pulled out of Guinea Bissau, Angola and Mozambique so the rebels would natural take over.
    • Mod response: Cape Verde, Sao Tomé and Principe all agree to stay as dependencies provided they receive large subsidies from the mainland while Cabinda provided naval and ground forces are stationed there for defence.
      • Portuguese response: We agree and give a yearly $20,000,000 subsidy to Cape Verde, Sao Tomé and Principe (roughly equivalent to 15% of their income as additional aid and 0.1% of our income as expenditure in 1976 [1]). 150 troops, an army utility helicopter and patrol boat go to help Cabinda to defend it.
  • South Africa: The War continues. With the stupendous move of Portugal to abandon its colonies after so many victories, We send diplomats to UNITA/FNLA coalition to align ourselves with them (mod response) We offer to take any white's in Portugal former colonies to South Africa (Player Response).
    • ​Portugal Dip: We agree.
    • UNITA/FNLA: We agree to align ourselves with South Africa and ask for support to drive out the MPLA.
  • India: The Centurion tanks have been fully replaced by the Vijayanta tanks. India requests the purchase of 100 T-64s, 400 T-72s and 800 T-80s (3rd Gen tanks) from the Soviet Union to replace the ageing T55s and induct 3rd Gen MBTs. (Player Response). The HAL HF24 Marut is further developed. Extra funding is given to the Jet Engine project for the Marut by the DRDO. The new jet engine in its tests shows promise and will make the Marut achieve Supesonic speeds. India request the help of Soviet, Hellenic and German scientists to help develop the engine. (Player Response).
    • Hellenic Dip: We offer our expertise in exchange for the blueprint of the engine once its finished.
    • USSR Dip: We agree to sell T-64's but reject selling any others due to the modernity of the technology and we do no wish to be helping India produce a new jet engine.
  • United Kingdom: The Latter Half of 1975 proves to be fairly uneventful. Despite the Hilton Terrorist Attack by the IRA and the expansion of the Tory Party led by Margaret Thatcher and the Conservative Party Crisis. Hugh Fraser wins the Conservative Party Leadership Election, narrowly defeating William Whitelaw in the closest Leadership Election to date. The Conservative Party being reduced to only 247 seats. Enoch Powell, a Controversial Former-Conservative MP dismissed from the Shadow Cabinet for the Controversial "Rivers of Blood" Speech, endorses the Tory Party, calling on People to resign support on the Conservatives and support the Tories. Powell, himself resigns from the Ulster Unionist Party to join the Tories, triggering a By-election won by the Ulster Unionists. In other Parliamentary Affairs, the Immense Security to Deter Terrorism Act or (ISDT) is passed in an almost unanimous Parliamentary Vote. This Act increases the amount of security in all major hubs, increasing security measures massively and allows the use of Firearms and weaponry for All Certified Guard Officials. Following the results of the EEC Referendum, Prime Harold Wilson continues the negotiation on an EEC. Harold Wilson continues the 15 Point Plan, sending in a White Paper Attack on Inflation to all Households. Measures are increased to both counter inflation and cease mass Unemployment. Government Funding continues into a Possible Space Mission for the United Kingdom, purchasing rocket machinery and research. The Sex Discrimination Act 1975 and Equal Pay Act are passed in an attempt to end Gender-Equality in the Workplace. Bohemian Rhapsody is released by Queen.
  • United States of America: With the increasingly tenuous situation in Mexico and the recent attack on American soil, President Nixon begins a general call up of reserves as well as deploying already active formations within CONUS. Fresh divisions are deployed along the border to increase security while also helping with dealing with the refugees currently within the Southwest. Mobilizing formations are also slated to begin deployments within the current occupation zones with Mexico while Creighton Abrams, still recovering from a major surgery last year, is brought on to help revise US strategy. The Hearts and Minds strategy is continued, but employment opportunities are strictly limited to infrastructure rebuilding, medical fields, and other occupations that solely deal with fellow Mexican citizens while primarily keeping them (So as to reduce the risk they pose to US forces). Many of the growing ultra-nationalist movement, having remained in the forces in the reserves find themselves returning to combat while others re-enlist.  ​Domestically, the M1 Abrams development is completed with the testing of the new prototypes, with serial production expected to begin late next year. The B-52 new models continue production while the B-70 program continues with expectations of serial production by 1978. Development of the Anti-Nuclear Weapons defenses as well as strategies also likewise continue. The Datapoint Corporation, with its Pentagon contract, also continues working on developing its ARCNET system for use with the Datapoint 2200, with the program expected to be brought together with the XANADU operating system in one revolutionary new system next year. The first MSR plants are expected to finish by 1977. The APOLLO and SKYLAB program also continue, with the first space station expected by 1977 and the Moon Base by 1985. Efforts continue to help disadvantaged coal communities in the US, by providing funding for new technologies to reduce pollution from coal plants as well as funding to allow for the US to begin a program of coal to gas conversion, to increase coal usage as well as reduce US reliance on foreign imports of fuels. 
  • USSR: Alexi Kosygin to get the failing economy going again removes a series of structural weakness from the Soviet economy with the removal of full employment policy and encouraging bosses to remove overmanning leads to a growth in unemployment which causes those still with jobs to push forwards to work harder. Military spending is decreased to only 10% of GDP with the production of equipment scale down and the active forces reduced to 1.4 million. In an attempt to get industry moving limited privatisation and decentralisation is made with many factories producing a variety of products from cars to chocolate bars being managed and run for profit by friends of Kosygin. With multiple brands appearing for many products such as food, clothing, construction and luxury items leads to competition and resulting price decreases and quality increase. As the technology in use of the USSR lags behind that of foreign nations and so an effort is made for better R&D to be worked on by more funding being given and the technology being made more widely available. Work on OGAS is continued to build a country spanning network while as agriculture remains slow, all farms are given to private ownership while the use of high yield crops and chemical fertilisers is encouraged by free agricultural education and tax benefits for those who use new methods. In an attempt to stimulate consumer spending and build a middle class taxes are given to enterprises who pay some of their workers middle class wages meaning many companies try to move to smaller numbers and higher technology usage in factories to make up for less workers. 

1976.0

Will post new turn tomorrow since not enough people have posted.

Those involved in the Arab- Israeli war are working some stuff out and will get back to me.

The Red Army Faction is contuined to be put on trial by the Germans leading to protests in Germany against mistreatment of communists.

In Mexico fighting continues with more US forces being pulled in while the insurgency grows. The US Hearts and Minds campaign fails in the rural regions as they cannot access these areas. People in Mexico contuine supporting the RPM both in fear of US annexation and at anger against the government.

Oil prices continue to rise steadily leading to inflation and an economic recession.

The withdrawal of Portugal from Angola starts the civil war and Mozambique.

  • Republic of Portugal: The Socialist Party wins the elections and Mário Soares is Portugal's first democratically elected Prime-Minister. We build a patrol boat and encourage olive farming. We issue decrees that nationalize the domestically owned parts of major sectors of the national economy (the leading banks, insurance companies, emergent fertilizer industry, petroleum refineries, the transportation sector, the steel industry in 1976.0, factories in 1976.5, food canneries in 1976.5, and eventually Portugal's leading privately owned industrial monopoly, Companhia União Fabril, in 1970.0 being taken over by the state). Chemical firms are ordered to issue 30% reduction in the price of fertilizer to farm workers on small and medium farmers. We have a bit of a liquidity problem. Some land re-distribution occers. The program also includes wage and import controls and the reduction of subsidies on consumer goods. We agree and give a yearly $20,000,000 subsidy to Cape Verde, Sao Tomé and Principe (roughly equivalent to 15% of their income as additional aid and 0.1% of our income as equivalent in additional expenditure in 1976, see- 1). Another 150 troops, an army utility helicopter and patrol boat go to help Cabinda to defend it. We promote tribal unity and the Catholic church in East Timor. All colonies get an upgrade in their urban telephones. We prospect for oil in Cabinda's interior and promise to start partial development of the it huge offshore oil fields, which we discovered 1967, by 1979. We condemn the IRA for blowing up the Hilton Hotel last turn.
    • Republic-dependency of Cabinda: Oil, timber and cocoa are main exports, but we plan to diversify in to the coffee and banana industry. We slightly expand our fishing fleet.
    • Republic-dependency of Cape Verde: We noticeably expand our fishing fleet.
    • Republic-dependency of Sao Tomé and Prin Principe: 'We noticeably expand our fishing fleet.
      • Portugal Dip': We would like a non-aggression pact with Spain (player response needed), Algeria (mod response needed). and Morocco (mod response needed).
  • Panama: a coup is started, which it overthrows Omar Torrijos, replacing him with Dr. Victor De Leon and forming the Socialist Republic Of Panama, First step is ordering any Americans to leave Panama before the end of the year, second we have open support for mexico and her people, we ask USSR and Cuba for food and Arms trade mostly for SAMS and AA (mod reponse needed), we start modeling our nation after both nations, we also shut down the Panama Canal to pro NATO and Pro capitalism nations.
    • Guinea Diplomacy: We would like an alliance.
    • Panama Dip: We agree and start to make poster to show the alliance.
    • Portugal Dip: Fancy a trade idea. My olives for your rubber seeds?
    • Panama Dip: We agree.
    • USSR Dip: We decline to support Panama.
    • Cuba Dip: We agree to support Panama with food and weapons.
    • United States Diplomacy: Having noticed some disturbing signs concerning the viability of Panama, the United States offers their nation a chance to leave the canal open in exchange for a shipment of Prozacs and would like to give the leaders of Panama the following number to call given what they have done: 1-800-273-8255. We highly recommend you use this resource before making a decision.
  • Turkey: More Kemal I tanks are built with Soviet 125mm auto gun copies. The new Leopard I tanks are examined, 25 are put into field service, while the other 25 are to be examined for reverse engineering. The plan is in two years to produce the new tank as the "Attila I" tank. There is also a plan to use all tank technology we have learned combined an develop an indigenous Turkish MBT, "Osman I". The new MiG factory has begun producing MiG 21 fighters on a massive scale. The MiG 21 fighters are being produced under the name "Suliman F33s". The MiG 21s are studied for a future indigenous Turkish fighter due to be out in ten years. The Attila Tank (Leopard I copies) will use a 125mm main gun, except people are not sure whether the main gun will be a direct copy of the Soviet Model, or a heavily modified Turkish variant. Meanwhile, the base in Guinea expands, having 1500 soldiers, 20 Kemal I tanks, and the Turkish forces train Guinea Army and also Turkish companies help industrialize that nation. Meanwhile, at home, welfare programs continue, universal education and healthcare have been achieved, the next goal to reach is universal housing. Kemal I tanks are being mass produced, and already the Turkish armed forces has around 1500 in service. (Some were upgraded to this from M48 Pattons). In response to Greek aggression, unlike the volunteer army which we used to fight Israel, we use a draft, as there is almost no chance of a mutiny occurring, drafting 200,000 Soldiers, stationing them on Greece’s border, and should Greece try anything dangerous an invasion will begin (These troops will do the first push) Due to the cold war, the military production is ramped up, with the Turkish Army expected to have 3000 Kemal tanks in service by 1980, 50, "Attila" Tanks, and around 350 MiG 21 plus the previous aircraft that were in service provided to us by NATO. The Osman Tank production might begin by then as well
    • Guinea Dip: We agree to the Turkish arms and agricultural machinery factories. We offer you 100 tonnes of free bauxite in return for the promised arms and agricultural machinery factories.
  • Guinea: The opposition acts and the rebels rearm after the riots from the seized depots of government weapons to form a new mallita. The vast numbers of new tribalism guerrillas are driven back as the 1000 new army recruits hit back hard. The regime of Sékou Touré increases the number of internal arrests and executions of counter revolutionaries. The president doctoral legal acts and decrees that elevates his high political office with a political decree that gives him more power over his government and regional governors. 100 troops secure the capital under martial law. Thousands of political opponents go into exile. We build new schools in Boké Prefecture. Mini-skirts, bikinis and boob-tubes are banned for being rude and smutty. Try to increase agricultural production along the coast. Effort to end any religious tension between Muslims, Christians and animists increase. Economy is slowly expanding. Telecommunications are enhanced and most of the land lines outside the rioting and rebelling eastern towns and cities are restored in working order. Guinea continues its programs of improving living conditions for the poor and starts to work on stabilizing inflation.
    • Panama Dip: We ask Guinea for trade of where we want bauxite and gold and we will trade with rubber tree seeds
    • Guniea Dip: We agree. 
  • United Kingdom: The Year 1976 provides an unexpected turn of events for the UK, with continued fighting against the IRA, political resignations and the political strife in the divided Conservative Party. Unexpectedly Prime Minister Harold Wilson declares his resignation, triggering a leadership election won by James Callaghan, the Former Foreign Secretary, defeating both Roy Jenkins and Michael Foot. James Callaghan is appointed Prime Minister. The Labour Party itself, leads the National Polling with the Tories Coming in second and the Liberals slowly edging above the Conservatives. The Conservative Party reaches its lowest polling ratings in a century with the the party itself being torn apart by the Growing power of the Tory Party. In other Parliamentary Issues, the Racial Equality Act is passed, in order to prevent discrimination on grounds of race. The Act forbids discrimination on background of Race, Colour, Ethnicity, Religion and origin in the workplace and all public grounds. In an attempt to End the Cod Wars, a large portion of the British Navy is deployed into the Icelandic Exclusive Economic Sector to protect both British Shipping and ending the Cod War. Demanding Iceland return to its internal waters with only a 4 mile expansion. The Government calls on the United States, Germany and all NATO members to support the UK and embargo Iceland. The First ever Turbo-Jet Powered Supersonic Passenger Jet the Concorde has its first ever Commercial Flight under its owner British Airways from London-Bahrain (via Dakar), with British Airways confirming that it will be mass-producing this type of aircraft for its Commercial Flights. The Seychelles is granted Independence. In a televised address to the nation, Prime Minister James Callaghan declares the Government's intention to launch at least three Britons into Space by 1980 and land a British Capsule onto the moon by 1985. The Project being led by the Royal Aeronautics and Space Exploration Research Agency as continued funding goes into the Space Program and purchase and production of rocket machinery. The Heat Wave, crippling the nation, reaches its peak of almost 35.6 °C (96.1 °F) in Southampton, in the highest record in June for the UK. HRH Princess Margaret and Lord Snowdon declare their divorce after almost 15 years of marriage.
    • Portugese Dip: We would like an alliance with the UK.
    • United Kingdom Dip: The United Kingdom agrees into the renewing of the Anglo-Pourtugese Alliance.
  • Bundesrepublik Deutschland: We begin to send them to jail for 20 years erich honecher and albert ulbricht as they were the most loyal to the DDR government and we tell the UK that we aren't part of NATO we also offer reece an alliance. We also give more power to each bundeslandes in Germany they are given powers to decide to ban parties and un-ban them.
  • USSR: Alexi Kosygin to get the failing economy going again removes a series of structural weakness from the Soviet economy with the removal of full employment policy and encouraging bosses to remove overmanning leads to a growth in unemployment which causes those still with jobs to push forwards to work harder. Military spending is decreased to only 10% of GDP with the production of equipment scale down and the active forces reduced to 1.4 million. In an attempt to get industry moving limited privatisation and decentralisation is made with many factories producing a variety of products from cars to chocolate bars being managed and run for profit by friends of Kosygin. With multiple brands appearing for many products such as food, clothing, construction and luxury items leads to competition and resulting price decreases and quality increase. As the technology in use of the USSR lags behind that of foreign nations and so an effort is made for better R&D to be worked on by more funding being given and the technology being made more widely available. Work on OGAS is continued to build a country spanning network while as agriculture remains slow, all farms are given to private ownership while the use of high yield crops and chemical fertilisers is encouraged by free agricultural education and tax benefits for those who use new methods. In an attempt to stimulate consumer spending and build a middle class taxes are given to enterprises who pay some of their workers middle class wages meaning many companies try to move to smaller numbers and higher technology usage in factories to make up for less workers.
    • UAR Dip: We ask the USSR to sponsor our budding space program by allowing us to operate satellite telemetry. 
    • USSR Dip: We agree. 
  • United Arab Republic: The economy continues to improve, with industrialization surging across the Arab World. After the settlement of a new peace with Israel, Arab settlements in the Golan Heights are constructed, mainly sponsored by the Syrian government. The compromise with Israel, instead of annexing the region, causes great animosity within some of the more conservative factions of the UAR against Sadat. This factioning causes multiple political parties to appear along that spectrum, although the main two parties remain the ASU and the DNP. Oil is still restricted to drive oil prices, but the excess is refined and sold domestically, such that the Arab world retains lower prices. The result causes the UAR to resemble a fully democratic, capitalist society, although the reality is still a far cry off. The UAR proposes redesigning the Arab League as a full nationalist organization associated with the IMA, with Saudi Arabia as an observer nation. 
  • South Africa: We begin to fight alongside the UNITA/FNLA coalition in Angola and the RENAMO front in Mozambique. With our forces already in occupied Lesotho and Swaziland, the head government decides to annex the countries as massive Bantustans for relocating some blacks. Seeing as countries that don't touch the north Atlantic are part of the organization we ask the United States if we can join NATO.
  • Hellenic Republic: General Elections take place, although a half a year delayed, with the National Political Union gaining 188 seats and a majority of the popular vote, the Center Union is reduced down to 82 seats, while the National Radical Union is dealt an extremely crushing blow, they gain only 24 seats and the Progressive Party gains 6 seats. George Papadopulos is reelected as the Prime Minister. A military arms race takes place between the Hellenic Republic and Turkey, as "Alexander G17" and "Epaminondas ΤΗ28" tanks and MiG-21 Generation 2 supersonic jet fighter aircrafts are mass produced to ensure the safety of our nation from our aggressive neighbour. Our Navy is also expended with a few new warships finishing construction, while even more are ordered. The Hellenic Republic extends a helping hand to Iceland and presents a proposal to assist them, effectively ignoring the UK led embargo, in their Cod Wars dispute, offering to support them against the UK and possibly NATO, as well as to supply them with necessities and increase trade volume between our nations to reverse the negative effects of the UK led embargo, offering to trade fish, aluminium, ferroalloys, iron and copper for Oil & Gas, ships, airplanes, cars, trucks, buses, bicycles, tractors, food and military equipment. (Mod Response)
    • Iceland Dip: Agrees to trade of stuff.
    • Portuguese Dip: We would like a non-aggression pact with Greece.
  • United States of America: The US continues general mobilization and deployment of reserve forces, strengthening border security as well as deploying great forces into the rear areas in order to allow for the resumption of an advance. Increasingly fresh divisions, many containing Vietnam veterans experienced in COIN and operating under a strategy devised by Creighton Abrams, are being used to combat the insurgency while the Hearts and Mind campaign, largely a success in Vietnam, is continuously adopted for the new challenges. It is hoped for that the general advance on Mexico City can resume by the end of the year. Domestically, the production of the M1 Abrams approaches, and is expected to begin in the fall in limited numbers until full serial production can occur sometime within the next two years. Development on the B-70 continues while production continues apace on the B-52 II Bloc models. Development of the Anti-Nuclear Weapons defenses as well as strategies also likewise continue. The Datapoint Corporation, with its Pentagon contract, brings together the last six years of development to introduce the new Datapoint 2400 Personal Computer. The device combines the 2200 terminal with a microchip, the XANADU operating system, and finally the ARCNET connection in a combined system that allows users connectivity across the wire network to other users and computers, heralding the start of something entirely new. This system is later termed the Internet, and is expected to revolutionize commerce and social interactions by theorists. The APOLLO and SKYLAB program also continue, with the first space station expected by 1977 and the Moon Base by 1985. Efforts continue to help disadvantaged coal communities in the US, by providing funding for new technologies to reduce pollution from coal plants as well as funding to allow for the US to begin a program of coal to gas conversion, to increase coal usage as well as reduce US reliance on foreign imports of fuels.
  • Israel: With The Treaty of Thessaloniki signed with the UAR, peace is achieved and the war ends. As per the treaty, we withdraw from the Golan Heights and occupy East Jerusalem. The War brings unity amongst the Israeli people and we are more unified than ever. The PM declares "We have once again defended Israel from our enemies, and now we have reunited Jersueluem. Though we have been pounded to ash, we shall be reborn as a phoenix." With th eending of the War, the UAR is helping else rebuild our infrastructure and invest in the economy. Thus we embark on a massive reconstruction effort of our infrastructure, especially in Tel Aviv. A national canal and drip irrigation is implemented to provide water to our people and create self reliant agritcultural The government lays out a plan to become the technological capital of the world, starting with the funding of medical research and education. The massive technological effort continues with the continuation of keeping the IDF up to date. Meanwhile, the Israeli Space Agency is established and we seek to work with the USA. Attempts are made to diversify the economy so we don't end up like the UAR. While peace has been achieved with the UAR, Saudi Arabia has yet to sign, and the Israeli air force remains vigilant over Tel Aviv in case of a surprise Saudi attack. We urge Saudi Arabia to sign the treaty. We gladly accept the Greek request for an alliance between our two sovereign states.

1976.5

The Muppet show is first aired on TV.

Mao Zedong dies in China.

New US Presidential elections this year.

Austria contuines to move closer to Germany although there are still fears about the economic state of East Germany.

The Western world goes into a recession with rising oil prices, inflation, high military spending and labour action affecting Europe and North America.

Fighting continues in Mexico with the RPM halting direct attacks on US and Mexican forces. The RPM continue to strike out at all those who cooperate with the US and COIN. The cities slums becomes war zones with RPM barricading and ambushing advancing Mexican forces. Another series of attacks on US soil occur.

The Cod War escalates with the UK embargo and Iceland threatening to leave NATO and have all NATO troops withdraw unless the UK backs down on the embargo.

Operation Paul Bunyan is carried out.

  • Panama: We send all American and Pro capitalist back home,we reform our nation to a cuban style govement who we ask to be allies and we ask for 15 MIG 23s 5 MIG 19s and 5  ZSU-23-4  which we will trade with rubber tree seed, (top Sercet: we start to kill Enemys of the state and anyone who oppose us in Panama) we support the RPM, we start our own state run muppet show called Espectáculo de marionetas de Jose
    • United States of America Diplomacy: The American government wishes to inform the Panamian Government that any attempt to remove the US presence in the Panama Canal Zone or to interfer with international shipping will be met with the full force and abilities of the United States Armed Forces. To this end, we are placing all forces in the region on high alert and heavily advise the government of Panama contact the 1-800 number we previously provided before making any further moves that could prove fatal for their nation. 
  • Republic of Portugal: The I Constitutional Government of Portugal (Portuguese: I Governo Constitucional de Portugal) had Mário Soares as the Prime-Minister forms. The government continues to implement his socialist economics. Oil is rather costly and petrol is not selling, but we plan to look else were, like Cabinda, for a new source it. The technology used by Portugal lags behind that of foreign nations. We feel concerned about it and so an effort is made for better R&D to be worked, with more funding being given. Technology being made more widely available. Agricultural practices is upgraded. Portugal continues its programs of improving living conditions for both the poor and some of the emerging middle class We continue to work on cutting inflation. Our economy continues to slowly grow, but only due to a 6 month one off stimulus packet. Income tax goes up 0.5%. Food canneries are nationalized. We improve our rural roads. Literacy campaigns are held in the colonies. Fishing fleets get a bit bigger both in Portugal and it's colonies. 2 APCs and 25 men are sent to help protect Cabinda and East Timor. Coal production goes up from 165.00 (Thousand Short Tons) to 175.00 (Thousand Short Tons). The drought harms farming on the mainland. A $20,0000,000 subsady is agreed to go to each of the Republic-dependencies each year until at least 1990.
    • Republic-dependency of Cabinda: We slightly expand our fishing fleet. We plant ruber tree, coffe tree and banana planty plantations.
    • Republic-dependency of Cape Verde: We noticeably expand our fishing fleet and olive farming starts up.
    • Republic-dependency of Sao Tomé and Prin Principe: We noticeably expand our fishing fleet and start growing some rubber trees.
      • Portugal Dip' to NPCs: We would like a non-aggression pact with Algeria (mod response needed) and Morocco (mod response needed).
      • Portugal Dip' to Spain: We would like a non-aggression pact with Spain (player response needed).
      • Portugal Dip' to UK and Iceland: We would like to host a UK-Iceland summit over the Cod Wars (UK player and Mod as Iceland response needed.).
      • Portugal Dip' to UK, Spain and France: We would like to develop the Cabinda oilfield Portugal is rather backward, so we need training and help. Would the UK, Spain and or France agree to 3 jointly run oil-wells of it's coast. The money and oil would be split equally between the UK, France, Spain, Portugal and Cabinia colony. (French, Spanish and UK player responses needed).
      • Panama Dip to Portugal: We ask Portugal for trade: we give you 5000 Acres of rubber tree farms for 1000 120 Krh/40s, 800 Bravia Chaimites, 1500  OTO-Melara Mod 56s and 1000 9K32 Strela-2s.
        • Portuguese Dip: We agree, but the numbers are rather high, so we will make 20% of it every year and it will be competed in 5 years time. You can also have 25 surplus Willys MB Jeaps surplus that are left over from the Marshal Plan aid we got in 1947, 20 surplus 1946 Jeep CJ and surplussed M41 Walker Bulldog tank.
        • Panama Dip: We agree, this help each other
  • Hellenic Republic: We end our alliance with the UAR, although we wish to keep friendly and cooperative relations. (More to come...)
  • India: The T64s are delivered. As India is desperately in need of new armament and equipment and no country is exporting weapons. The funding of the DRDO is increased. The National Aerospace Laboratories is merged with Hindustan Aeronautics Limited and is renamed National Aircraft Corporation. Many government departments are merged. The Gandhi family is overthrown in the Congress. The National Superhighway project is started.
  • Turkey: More Kemal I tanks are built with 125mm Soviet Auto Gun copies. The new Leopard I tanks are examined, 25 are put into field service, while the other 25 are to be examined for reverse engineering. The plan is in one year to produce the new tank as the "Attila I" tank. There is also a plan to use all tank technology we have learned combined an develop an indigenous Turkish MBT, "Osman I". The new MiG factory has begun producing MiG 21 fighters on a massive scale. The MiG 21 fighters are being produced under the name "Suliman F33s". The MiG 21s are studied for a future indigenous Turkish fighter due to be out in ten years. The Attila Tank (Leopard I copies) will use a 125mm main gun, except people are not sure whether the main gun will be a direct copy of the Soviet Model, or a heavily modified Turkish variant. Meanwhile, the base in Guinea expands, having 1500 soldiers, 20 Kemal I tanks, and the Turkish forces train Guinea Army and also Turkish companies help industrialize that nation. Meanwhile, at home, welfare programs continue, universal education and healthcare have been achieved, the next goal to reach is universal housing. Kemal I tanks are being mass produced, and already the Turkish armed forces has around 1500 in service. (Some were upgraded to this from M48 Pattons). In response to Greek aggression, unlike the volunteer army which we used to fight Israel, we use a draft, as there is almost no chance of a mutiny occurring, drafting 200,000 Soldiers, stationing them on Greece’s border, and should Greece try anything dangerous an invasion will begin (These troops will do the first push) Due to the cold war, the military production is ramped up, with the Turkish Army expected to have 3000 Kemal tanks in service by 1980, 50, "Attila" Tanks, and around 350 MiG 21 plus the previous aircraft that were in service provided to us by NATO. The Osman Tank production might begin by then as well. The base in Guinea expands, and 3000 troops are sent to the base. A new Five Year Industrialization program has been announced to catch-up with Greece.
  • Germany: We ask Yugoslavia to become allies even if we are capitalists (mod response)we also start to send our first rocket into space. We ask the UK to stop the embargo on Iceland. We also expand our army to one million men with 750,000 being West German and 250,000 being East German and we also make Leopard II for the army and more Trabants for officers use so that they can easily go through the country and we place 250,000 men mostly East Germans on the border with the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Denmark and Switzerland and we place the 500,000 West Germans on the eastern border with Poland and Czechoslovakia we also ask Austria if we can use their army blue print (mod response)we also announce that we will keep their army intact without any changes
  • USSR: Alexi Kosygin to get the failing economy going again removes a series of structural weakness from the Soviet economy with the removal of full employment policy and encouraging bosses to remove overmanning leads to a growth in unemployment which causes those still with jobs to push forwards to work harder. Military spending is decreased to only 10% of GDP with the production of equipment scale down and the active forces reduced to 1.4 million. In an attempt to get industry moving limited privatisation and decentralisation is made with many factories producing a variety of products from cars to chocolate bars being managed and run for profit by friends of Kosygin. With multiple brands appearing for many products such as food, clothing, construction and luxury items leads to competition and resulting price decreases and quality increase. As the technology in use of the USSR lags behind that of foreign nations and so an effort is made for better R&D to be worked on by more funding being given and the technology being made more widely available. Work on OGAS is finished with the country's economic planning now connected while as agriculture remains slow, all farms are given to private ownership while the use of high yield crops and chemical fertilisers is encouraged by free agricultural education and tax benefits for those who use new methods. In an attempt to stimulate consumer spending and build a middle class taxes are given to enterprises who pay some of their workers middle class wages meaning many companies try to move to smaller numbers and higher technology usage in factories to make up for less workers.
  • United States of America: The United States military resumes the advance on Mexico City while fresh units take up position in the rear areas. COIN strategies developed by Creighton Abrams continue a pace, and the US along with allied Mexican officials offer a general amnesty plus non-defense related jobs to all who lay down their arms. Having already moved to underwrite the fragile healthcare system in Mexico and insure transportation of food, the US begins to underwrite food supplies to the poorest of Mexican society in order to gain their allegiance. To prevent sabotage, this project is only preformed by US Soldiers. M1 Abrams begins serial production, with the hope of equipping new US units with them next year. Development on the B-70 continues while production continues apace on the B-52 II Bloc models. Development of the Anti-Nuclear Weapons defenses as well as strategies also likewise continue. The Internet continues its refinement as the first message boards open up as limited networks form. The APOLLO and SKYLAB program also continue, with the first space station expected by 1977 and the Moon Base by 1985. Efforts continue to help disadvantaged coal communities in the US, by providing funding for new technologies to reduce pollution from coal plants as well as funding to allow for the US to begin a program of coal to gas conversion, to increase coal usage as well as reduce US reliance on foreign imports of fuels. President Richard Nixon wins re-election in a landslide. 
  • Oman: We continue to fund the building of mosques in east Africa and Ibani movement across the region (propaganda to promote Pan-Arabism in Lebanon, Qatar and Bahrain). We start to modernize and improve agricultural production. The Dhofar Rebellion (Arabic: ثورة ظفار‎‎) or the Dhofar Civil War (Arabic: الحرب الأهلية الظفارية ‎‎) or the Omani Civil War (Arabic: الحرب الأهلية العمانية‎‎) was launched in the province of Dhofar against the Sultanate of Muscat and Oman. We continue to attack the Dhofar rebels and capture several insurgency who where making artesanal bombs. The military are expand by 1000 men, a patrol boat and an utility helicopter and 4000 guns. We still supply the Palestinian nationalists with cash and promote our self interest in the G.C.C. We continue early and urban industrialization as oil fields continue to be found and a few small oil wells built and contribute to the economy. The country begins to take a very anti-communist stance and begins to have overly-radical lefties arrested, detained and often shot or hung. We guarantee support to Kuwait and the UK if they get attack by the USSR and its vassals.
    • :We offer a trade deal with the UK, that being 15,000 barrels of cheaply-priced oil for ground attack aircraft and an alliance. You can drill for oil off our coast if you give us some cash, metallurgy equipment and either patrol boat or corvette. (player respond)
    • We offer a trade deal with Ireland that being 10,000 barrels of cheaply-priced oil for food and a non-aggression pact. (player respond)
    • We offer a trade deal with France, that being 15,000 barrels of cheaply-priced oil for ground attack aircraft and an alliance. You can drill for oil off our coast if you give us some cash, metallurgy equipment and either a patrol boat or corvette. (player respond)...
    • We offer a trade deal with Portugal, that being 10,000 barrels of cheaply-priced oil for ground attack aircraft and an alliance. (player respond)
    • We offer a trade deal with Greece that being 10,000 barrels of of cheaply-priced oil for food and a non-aggression pact. (player respond)
    • We offer a trade deal with Japan that 12,000 barrels of cheaply-priced oil for modern consumer goods, metallurgy equipment and a non-aggression pact. (player respond)
    • We offer a trade deal with Kenya that 12,000 barrels of amounts of cheaply-priced oil for an alliance and metallurgy equipment. (Mod respond)
    • We offer a trade deal with Lebanon and Kenya that 8000 barrels of amounts of cheaply-priced oil for an alliance and use of your ports by our navy. (Mod respond)

1977.0

Cod war continues with Icelandic ships cutting British vessels nets and Iceland ordering all NATO troops to leave until the situation is resolved.

The RPM in Mexico to counter the US Hearts and Minds program by attacking all those who accept food from the US or live in any of their settlements while US constructed healthcare is attacked. Ultra-Nationalist groups begin to take hold in Mexico to counter the RPM but they still want the Americans to leave. Weapons are supplied by several right and left wing groups in South America, China and Africa as well as weapons made in Mexico or taken from the government. More bombings on US soil occur by Mexican groups in the civil war.

Inflation continues across the western world while the Soviet economy begins to revitalise as hard currency earnings and better trade help.

  • Panama: We let the Americans use the Panama Canal Zone but we will tax any ships that will go in,for cuba we ask for 15 MIG 23s 5 MIG 19s and 5  ZSU-23-4  which we will trade with rubber tree seed (mod response needed), with the new jeeps, we put on PM M1910s on the back and also we start to reverse engineer both the walker bulldogs and Jeeps, the copys are called the PA-77 Perro For the bulldog and PA-21 Burro for the jeep, we set up a Minutemen group called El Hombre Sencillo Corp whch we arm with surplus Mosin–Nagant M91  rifles and for the snipers in the corp we give them  Mannlicher M1893s which we made to shoot  7.62, for our standerd army, we ask finland for a 10 year contract which will supplies us the Valmet M76 (mod response needed) for our Pilot we give them the  Steyr M1912 which is made to shoot  7.62×25mm Tokarev, we keep make our government more like cubas.
    • Mod Dip: Finland agrees.
    • Turkey: Seeing as your relations with the United States are normalizing, Turkey offers you 50 Kemal I Tanks and 20 MiG 21s plus the equipment to industrialize, and in exchange Turkey can operate a base.
    • Panama Dip: We agree but we ask to change the 50 Kemal 1s to 10 BTR-70s 10 BRDM-2s 30 BMP-1s and the base will be in Colón
    • Turkish Dip: Unfortunately, we do not have BTR-70s, as those are the latest soviet tech, however, we do have the other things you suggested, and as compensation for not having BTR-70s we offer to start a BMP-1 plant in Panama.
    • Panama Dip: We agree.
  • United Kingdom: The Year 1977 sees the Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, with celebrations across the Commonwealth. Despite this, tensions continue to rise over the Cod War, with massive dispute on its resolution with both extreme and lighter proposals from both sides of the political spectrum. Following an Official Vote of No Confidence Motion against him by both Tory and Conservative MPs, Prime Minister James Callaghan officially calls in a General Election to occur this December. In a Press Conference, Tory Leader, Margaret Thatcher calls on British Warships to capture/fire upon Icelandic Ships that Harass British Vessels. Thatcher, herself, largely basing her General Election Campaign as a Populist Nationalistic Right-Wing figure, declares her full support for Government occupation of the Icelandic Exclusive Economic Zone and describes the Icelandic as "Petty and Ridiculous." The Tory Party, itself, oversees both a series of Council Election Victories and a massive surge in membership. The Government continues its occupation of the Icelandic Exclusive Economic Zone, in attempt to end the Cod Wars, issuing an ultimatum demanding Iceland return to its internal waters with only a 4-mile Expansion Zone. The HMS Invincible is deployed in the Icelandic Waters. Prime Minister James Callaghan opens the M5 Motorway. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II opens the new Air Terminal Building in Edinburgh Airport. The Government announces a massive expansion project for Heathrow Airport, building a third runway and a series of new Terminal Buildings. Leader of the Liberal Party Jeremy Thorpe resigns under increasing pressure following the General Election defeats. The Labour Party leads the National Polling with the Tories as runners up, while both the Liberals and Conservatives lag behind with the Conservatives a narrow point over the Liberals. Roy Jenkins resigns from the Post of Home Secretary to assume the Presidency of the European Commission, following Britain holding the seat for Presidency of the European Commission. Queen Elizabeth visits New Zealand, Australia, Muscat, Northern Ireland, Papua New Guinea, West Samoa, American Samoa and Ghana.
  • USSR: Alexi Kosygin to get the failing economy going again removes a series of structural weakness from the Soviet economy with the removal of full employment policy and encouraging bosses to remove overmanning leads to a growth in unemployment which causes those still with jobs to push forwards to work harder. Military spending is decreased to only 10% of GDP with the production of equipment scale down and the active forces reduced to 1.4 million. In an attempt to get industry moving limited privatisation and decentralisation is made with many factories producing a variety of products from cars to chocolate bars being managed and run for profit by friends of Kosygin. With multiple brands appearing for many products such as food, clothing, construction and luxury items leads to competition and resulting price decreases and quality increase. As the technology in use of the USSR lags behind that of foreign nations and so an effort is made for better R&D to be worked on by more funding being given and the technology being made more widely available. Work on OGAS is finished with the country's economic planning now connected while as agriculture remains slow, all farms are given to private ownership while the use of high yield crops and chemical fertilisers is encouraged by free agricultural education and tax benefits for those who use new methods. In an attempt to stimulate consumer spending and build a middle class taxes are given to enterprises who pay some of their workers middle class wages meaning many companies try to move to smaller numbers and higher technology usage in factories to make up for less workers. Military production is continued with new technology being included.
  • Turkey: More Kemal I tanks are built with Soviet 125mm auto gun copies. The new Leopard I tanks are examined, 25 are put into field service, while the other 25 are to be examined for reverse engineering. The plan is in the next half a year years to produce the new tank as the "Attila I" tank. There is also a plan to use all tank technology we have learned combined an develop an indigenous Turkish MBT, "Osman I". The new MiG factory has begun producing MiG 21 fighters on a massive scale. The MiG 21 fighters are being produced under the name "Suliman F33s". The MiG 21s are studied for a future indigenous Turkish fighter due to be out in ten years. The Attila Tank (Leopard I copies) will use a 125mm main gun, except people are not sure whether the main gun will be a direct copy of the Soviet Model, or a heavily modified Turkish variant. Meanwhile, the base in Guinea expands, having 5000 soldiers, 30 Kemal I tanks, and the Turkish forces train Guinea Army and also Turkish companies help industrialize that nation. Meanwhile, at home, welfare programs continue, universal education and healthcare have been achieved, the next goal to reach is universal housing. Kemal I tanks are being mass produced, and already the Turkish armed forces has around 2000 in service. (Some were upgraded to this from M48 Pattons). In response to Greek aggression, unlike the volunteer army which we used to fight Israel, we use a draft, as there is almost no chance of a mutiny occurring, drafting 200,000 Soldiers, stationing them on Greece’s border, and should Greece try anything dangerous an invasion will begin (These troops will do the first push). Due to the cold war, the military production is ramped up, with the Turkish Army expected to have 3000 Kemal tanks in service by 1980, 50, "Attila" Tanks, and around 700 MiG 21 plus the previous aircraft that were in service provided to us by NATO. The Osman Tank production might begin by then as well.
  • Germany: We ask Yugoslavia for an alliance and we ask Tito to come visit Germany(mod response)we also make 1000 leopard II for the army we also ask the US and USSR if we could buy defensive nukes so that we can defend ourselves from the rest we also send the first satellite in space with an upgraded V-2 rocket with the name V-3 rocket they send the first satellite with the name BARBAS we announce this as our great victory for our space program and our nation.
  • Saudi Arabia: (In nation)king Fasil OTL begins to modernize the nation, with banning Slavery and working on improving cities and allowing Women into the school system. Along with opening relationship with the UAR. The Saudi Petroleum Company (SPC) continues drilling projects across established petroleum zones across the nation. We begin to work on a nuclear program for peaceful use looking for the means of making Uranium or Platinum looking into the black market, we begin to work on a space program as scientist work to get a rocket in L.O.E, as the rockets are tested in the desert to reach L.E.O. secretly. The Saudis begin to work on a nuclear program making a nuclear reactor thing as the scientist are let loose. The King begins to work on other ways of getting money as he starts to work on opening factories to mass produce things from toys - furniture. Seeing the airstrike on our reactor, we begin to rebuild it and move it Riyadh where it goes under the cover of a huge storage compartment, as the place is surrounded by under spies, it is later moved into the desert, Saudi planes are now constantly flying over Saudi airspace. The idea of a Sultanate comes to mind in the youth mostly military men. The army is put on ready as more people are drafted into the army to serve for four years (ages 17-36). We unite the U.A.E into Saudi Arabia renaming it Sultanate of Arabia.
    • (Our "cold war") Islamist ideas are spread across Arabia, along with exporting it to Libya with the idea of an Arab Islamic Unity. We send the US the idea of Oil trading as we become an Oil powerhouse. Anti-Ba'athist ideas are spread across Saudi Arabia giving the idea of Islamist and the idea of Islamic Unity these ideas are sent to the UAE, Oman, the group works to improve the relationship with people by opening mosques and working on improving Poor areas and the slowly work on winning hearts and mind, most of the young followers are sent to colleges and university to rival other factions in the university.  Radio Al Hawk is made and is spread into the Arab World spreading Islamist ideas. The Ghurba group returns to cities to gain support of people by opening schools and things like that, In Libya the same happens. The magazine "Jihad" is made and starts off with calling men to form militias calling themselves "Fedayeen" supporters up to 40,000 take arms and begin to march with Egyptian troops setting up base in Gaza and Aleppo, along with setting three headquarters, one being in Egypt known as the "center" one in Syria called "Halab's Lions" and one in Iraq called "Baghdad center". The Saudis spends a group called the "Lions of the Sea" and is sent to Indonesia with food and stuff like that to win the hearts and minds.
      • Islamic Republic of South Yemen: The Saudi army begin to slowly and begin to train troops and police officers. An operation called "South Yemen Water" is made as workers are sent to modernize cities and things like that. As Madrasas are made to train the youth into learning to get jobs and things like that. Elections are held and the population picks the nation to be under the rule of an Islamic Republic. Aid workers are sent to Yemen to work on fixing cities from the civil war.
  • United Arab Republic: The nation continues to modernize. Industry grows, as does exports and domestic consumption. The political parties coelesce around the ASU and the DNP. The space program continues to be worked on. The UAR reaches out to Saudi Arabia to the prospect of a federal union, to finalize the union of the Arab world. (Proposed here)

1977.5

US forces finally start to break through in Mexico with guerrillas isolated from their base of support with the reduction of vulnerable rural villages and break through in alleviating poverty in the slums. Counter- insurgency efforts work at clearing out the RPM but fighting still continues.

Yugoslavia declines to work with Germany as Germany is very capitalist.

Many Saudi Arabians supported the proposed treaty by the UAR although many within the UAR feel the President is betraying the republican principles and many oppose it being signed.

Turkish military production worries Greece and both sides have high nationalist feelings.

An Icelandic coast guard ship is sunk by the British leading to Iceland withdrawing from NATO.

Troubles occur in Iran with pro-Islamic agitation.\

  • Panama: We Set Up a national Police force, they will be driveing the PA-21 Burro and the standed sidarm will the TT-30 and the standed SMG will be the CZ Model 25 which will be the SMG for the army, for the police, fire fighters and army we make the Mil Mi-8 the standed helicopter, we ask the USSR for 6 Mil Mi-8s, 20 Ural-4320s and 40 UAZ-452s for fire fighting (reponses needed),we start to set the BMP-1 factory, we keep being more like cuba every day, We officialy support Turkey. 
    • USSR Dip: We decline to support Panama.
  • Germany: We officialy support Greece we also ask france for some talk about our relations so that a 1933 situation will never happen again and that we also give each bundeslandes even more power by making them able to have a small volunteer army that will exist for only be used for natural dissasters and protests and if needed border control but it can only have 0.01% of the population we also ask Yugoslavia to come table to talk about the border that we be there and how it will be controlled. (mod response)
  • Japan: Makes military service a requirement for ages 18 to 40. we also we also with to increase relation members of NATO, also we request to buy military equipment from Great Britain. Elections begin to Elect a new Prime Minister.
  • United Kingdom Dip: The Foreign Office agrees to this.
  • Turkey: More Kemal I tanks are built with Soviet 125mm auto gun copies. The Leopard I Tank has just been reverse engineered as the "Attila I" tank, featuring a Soviet 125mm gun! They begin mass production. There is also a plan to use all tank technology we have learned combined an develop an indigenous Turkish MBT, "Osman I". The new MiG factory has begun producing MiG 21 fighters on a massive scale. The MiG 21 fighters are being produced under the name "Suliman F33s". The MiG 21s are studied for a future indigenous Turkish fighter due to be out in ten years. The Attila Tank (Leopard I copies) will use a 125mm main gun, except people are not sure whether the main gun will be a direct copy of the Soviet Model, or a heavily modified Turkish variant. Meanwhile, the base in Guinea expands, having 5000 soldiers, 30 Kemal I tanks, and the Turkish forces train Guinea Army and also Turkish companies help industrialize that nation. Meanwhile, at home, welfare programs continue, universal education and healthcare have been achieved, the next goal to reach is universal housing. Kemal I tanks are being mass produced, and already the Turkish armed forces has around 2000 in service. (Some were upgraded to this from M48 Pattons). In response to Greek aggression, unlike the volunteer army which we used to fight Israel, we use a draft, as there is almost no chance of a mutiny occurring, drafting 200,000 Soldiers, stationing them on Greece’s border, and should Greece try anything dangerous an invasion will begin (These troops will do the first push) Due to the cold war, the military production is ramped up, with the Turkish Army expected to have 3000 Kemal tanks in service by 1980, 100 "Attila" Tanks, and around 700 MiG 21 plus the pervious aircraft that were in service provided to us by NATO. The Osman Tank production might begin by then as well. Meanwhile, the base in Panama operates. Turkey works as a mediator between the United States and Panama. The Turkish engineers help panama industrialize. The first year of the five year plan is working out very well. The Turkish government is a mix of Islamism, Socialism, and Nationalism. **Dip to USSR: We offer you 200,000 tons of food in exchange for 500 T64s to be delivered as soon as possible, and 500 T72s to be delivered in 1985, when the tech is more open and less secretive (due to it being a later time)
    • Panama Dip: We ask Turkey to host a Large Banquet in your city of Antalya for an improveing of relations between President Nixon and our President De Leon.
    • Turkish Dip: The Turkish officials agree.
    • UUSR Dip: We offer to give the T-64's in exchange for money.
    • Turkey: We agree.
  • South Africa: The war goes on with massive MPLA, ZANU and FRELIMO defeats. We believe our contributions to the war effort in all countries in Southern Africa. We decide we are the master of our land in the southern hemisphere. Military forces cross the border of Botswana easily capturing major border cities and the capital. We hereby declare Botswana as a territory of South Africa. Immediately whites are put into power. Others in government believe our next task come a possible crisis in Rhodesia, see even further annexation and the incorporation of Rhodesia into South Africa.
    • Turkey Diplomacy: In response to Aparthied Imperialism, the Turkish government officially begins to run a station, "Free Africa" to empower the ANC and to send words of encouragement to the guerrillas. Many of officials in the new government are bitter about SA's collaboration with the last one, as well as its collaboration with the Greek government which genocided Turks.
  • United Kingdom: The Latter half of the Silver Jubilee Year proves to be slightly less eventful than the first yet almost as dramatic. The Sinking of the Icelandic Coast Guard ship causes mixed reactions, with many condemning and calling on the Government to attempt to avoid war rather than incite it, but others, mainly the Tories and other Nationalist Groups, supporting the move as a method to bring Iceland down. The General Election Occurs. The Results come in with 363 Seats for Labour and a large portion of the Popular Vote, and in an extremely humiliating turn of events the Conservatives only manage to win 138, their lowest ever amount of seats and the biggest drop in seats in Parliament, very closely behind the Tories manage to win 97 seats, as the third largest party in Parliament. The Liberals fail to win any seats following rumors against former Liberal Leader, Jeremy Thorpe. Following an almost mortifying defeat, Conservative Leader William Whitelaw immediately resigns, this humiliating defeat causes the Conservatives to Spiral into a brutal crisis within causing an almost unsolvable crisis. Margaret Thatcher, in a triumphant speech, declares "A New Age of British Politics" and vows not to rest until the "Ridiculous Notions of the Labour Party are extinguished." British Airways inaugurates regular London-New York Concorde flights, announcing it will be soon introducing Concorde as one of of its signature aeroplanes. New Smaller Bank Notes are introduced on the production lines of both the £1 and £5 pound note. The Government continues the occupation of the Exclusive Economic Zone, calling on Iceland to agree on the terms set out by the Government. Princess Anne gives birth to Mark Philips. Inflation begins to drop down following increased Government attempts to limit it. The Heathrow Expansion Project continues with Government Spending on it largely increased. The Projects blueprints are to build a series of new terminals, up to almost 7 and the building of a larger third runway. Despite budget disputes, the Government declares the increasing of the Budget of the Royal Aeronautics and Space Exploration Research Agency Projects in order to hasten the Space Program. Queen releases "We are the Champions." The New Star Wars Movie is released in British Cinemas.
  • Panama Dip: We ask the UK if they can do regular London-Panama City Concorde flights
  • United Kingdom Dip: We agree to this
  • USSR: Alexi Kosygin to get the failing economy going again removes a series of structural weakness from the Soviet economy with the removal of full employment policy and encouraging bosses to remove overmanning leads to a growth in unemployment which causes those still with jobs to push forwards to work harder. Military spending is decreased to only 10% of GDP with the production of equipment scale down and the active forces reduced to 1.4 million. In an attempt to get industry moving limited privatisation and decentralisation is made with many factories producing a variety of products from cars to chocolate bars being managed and run for profit by friends of Kosygin. With multiple brands appearing for many products such as food, clothing, construction and luxury items leads to competition and resulting price decreases and quality increase. As the technology in use of the USSR lags behind that of foreign nations and so an effort is made for better R&D to be worked on by more funding being given and the technology being made more widely available. Work on OGAS is finished with the country's economic planning now connected while as agriculture remains slow, all farms are given to private ownership while the use of high yield crops and chemical fertilisers is encouraged by free agricultural education and tax benefits for those who use new methods. In an attempt to stimulate consumer spending and build a middle class taxes are given to enterprises who pay some of their workers middle class wages meaning many companies try to move to smaller numbers and higher technology usage in factories to make up for less workers. Success in allowing decentralisation means that existing decentralised industries already having a large amount of control they are given more power to the point of western companies in some industries. Military production is continued with new technology being included.
  • United States of America: The military efforts continue apace in Mexico, with offshore Naval efforts increased in order to reduce the risk of foreign imports of weapons by insurgents while the US continues to use refined COIN strategies from the likes of Creighton Abrams and the British during the Malay Emergency. The advance inwards finally reaches Mexico City, where the US assumes occupational duties in tandem with the remnants of the Mexican government in order to increase the quality of life. Efforts to co-opt high ranking Mexican officials into being paid American agents secretly, already informally in place by assuming the duty of paying the salaries of many indigenous officials and military forces elsewhere, begin by expanding upon the aforementioned point and quietly giving priority for occupational jobs. It is also noted that among US troops, many are quietly taking up voluntary relief duties in their off-time hours to help Mexican civilians as well as attempt to spread American propaganda; this is regarded as the first major clearly defined political move by the growing Ultra-Nationalist sentiment among current and former military service members and like minded individuals. M1 Abrams is now under serial production and the first divisions equipped with it begin to be deployed over the course of the end of the year. Development on the B-70 continues while production continues apace on the B-52 II Bloc models. Development of the Anti-Nuclear Weapons defenses as well as strategies also likewise continue, while the Pentagon, upon the advisement of a bevy of officers, officially makes COIN as well as mechanized warfare based upon the former German and current Soviet models of mobility operations the focus of US military strategy. The Internet continues its refinement as the first message boards open up as limited networks form. The APOLLO program continues, with a new batch of lunar missions confirmed with the success of APOLLO 20 this year while plans for a Moon Base by 1985 remain. FREEDOM ONE, the first space station, is launched this year and is expected to be a boon for science everywhere. Following a report by the US Energy Research and Development Administration showing the funding needs to achieve Nuclear Fusion energy, President Nixon is able to get funding from congress to achieve the "Aggressive" option. With these funds in place, it is hoped that the US can achieve commercialized fusion energy by the year 2000. Meanwhile the first MSR reactors come online, helping to reduce power costs across the U.S. Efforts continue to help disadvantaged coal communities in the US, by providing funding for new technologies to reduce pollution from coal plants as well as funding to allow for the US to begin a program of coal to gas conversion, to increase coal usage as well as reduce US reliance on foreign imports of fuels.

1978.0

US forces continue to make progress in Mexico with the RPM isolated from people and while fighting is continued the situation stabilises as the RPM struggle to make ground. While high ranking officials resist it Mexican people begin to call for the US to withdraw now that the insurgency can be handled better by the Mexican government. The Mexican government refuses to expand it's army significantly leading to people arguing that Mexico must try to build up their forces to eventually take over from the US.

Iceland continues it's standoff with Britain and while it hurts them economically they refuse to back down.

The Saour revolution occurs in Afghanistan.

International outcry and internal resistance in response to a South African invasion of Botswana. The military of Botswana is defeated quickly and while resistance efforts fail a mass exodus of refugees and a low level guerrilla operation starts in Botswana. Anger amongst blacks in South Africa leads to civil protest and several are left dead by the South African police. Armed resistance within South Africa comes to be seen as the best option by outlawed groups such as the ANC and PAC. UNITA/ FNLA suffer defections to the MPLA in Angola as they are seen to be collaborating with expansionists.

Ethiopia launches a large scale offensive into Eritrea.

Riots in Tabriz by students.

Aldo Moro of Italy is kidnapped and killed by communists.

Protests in Soviet Georgia over language status and rights.

A group of Turkish students protest in Istanbul over the Aegean dispute and anger at Turkey's refusal to find a way to combat Greece.

  • Turkey: Greece is invaded with an Army of 400,000 Troops. The Turkish air force strikes all of Greece's airbases, to wipe out their air fighting capability. The Turkish air force also strikes their navy. The airstirkes are done in the most stealthy way possible, so that the fighter jets won't get intercepted when trying to destroy their air force. Mass production for war begins. Another 300,000 Troops are kept in Turkey to keep the order their. Our military production facilities are well defended with AA guns to defend from Greek attacks. 300,000 Troops invade through Opakh while we send a 100,000 strong ambiqous assault to land and seize athens. The Turkish president says "Men. Greece has genocided our fellow Turks. For years you have wanted to strike back, and now is the chance. Remember Cyprus! Allahu Akbar. For Turkey! For Socialism! For Islam!" Update: Turkey requests Soviet Aid and secretly offers the Soviets control of their army and country in exchange for an anti Greek intervention(Player Response)



Panama: We make the PKM and the NSV the standerd MG, we ask Turkey for 2000 PKM,2000 Nsv 6 Mil Mi-8s,20 Ural-4320s and 40 UAZ-452s (reposnes needed) We start up fences between us and costa rica, Panamanian band called El Fuego makes songs called Panama and Crazy Little Thing Called Love which reach number one in Central America, we a glad that Aldo Moro is died, we go to the Turkish  Banquet in  Antalya to have dinner with the Turkish Leader and since nixon coward out, we call him a “dumb Gringo” and a son of a puta,  we ask Turkey for their best builders to build a Kremlin-style building called the Casa Grande and its best painter to paint a Huge painting of President De Leon (response needed) we keep being more like Cuba every day, The New Star Wars Movie is released in Panamanian Cinemas which we take all the profits from, We officially support Turkey in the war and send 10,000 men to help fight and do peace keeping in capture cities.

    • Turkish Dip: Agreed to all of those. Many of these eqiupments we have purchased via the UAR.
  • Sultanate of Arabia: (In nation)King Fasil OTL begins to modernize the nation, with banning Slavery and working on improving cities and allowing Women into the school system. Along with opening relationship with the UAR. The Saudi Petroleum Company (SPC) continues drilling projects across established petroleum zones across the nation. We begin to work on a nuclear program for peaceful use looking for the means of making Uranium or Platinum looking into the black market, we begin to work on a space program as scientist work to get a rocket in L.O.E, as the rockets are tested in the desert to reach L.E.O. secret. The Saudis begin to work on a nuclear program making a nuclear reactor thing as the scientist are let loose. The King begins to work on other ways of getting money as he starts to work on opening factories to mass produce things from toys - furniture. Seeing the airstrike on our reactor, we begin to rebuild it and move it Riyadh where it goes under the cover of a huge storage compartment, as the place is surrounded by under spies, it is later moved into the desert, Saudi planes are now constantly flying over Saudi airspace. The idea of a Sultanate comes to mind in the youth mostly military men. The army is put on ready as more people are drafted into the army to serve for four years (ages 17-36). We unite the U.A.E into Saudi Arabia renmaing it Sultanate of Arabia, with the Turkish invasion we send our support of the Turkish allies but don't send any troops thinking Turkey will have a good time. We ask Pakistan to move into Afghanistan and get rid of the new government, or at the least to send spies (MOD)
    • (Our "cold war") Islamist ideas are spread across Arabia, along with exporting it to Libya with the idea of an Arab Islamic Unity. We send the US the idea of Oil trading as we become an Oil powerhouse. Anti-Ba'athist ideas are spread across Saudi Arabia giving the idea of Islamist and the idea of Islamic Unity these ideas are sent to the UAE,Oman,the group works to improve the relationship with people by opening mosques and working on improving Poor areas and the slowly work on winning hearts and mind, most of the young followers are sent to colleges and university to rival other factions in the university.  Radio Al Hawk is made and is spread into the Arab World spreading Islamist ideas. The Ghurba group return to cities to gain support of people by opening schools and things like that, In Libya the same happens. and starts off with calling men to form militias calling themselves "Fedayeen" supporters up to 40,000 take arms setting up base in Gaza and Aleppo, along with setting three headquarters, one being in Egypt known as the "center" one in Syria called "Halab's Lions" and one in Iraq called "Baghdad center". The Saudis spend a group called the "Lions of the Sea" and is sent to Indonesia with food and stuff like that to win the hearts and mind. We set up bases in Arabia to train Afghans and send them back to counter the "revolution", a Imam named Khomian is allowed to set up base in a Shia area in Eastern Arabia to call for revoltion in Iran
    • Pakistan Dip: We decline to intervene in the conflict directly but will indirectly support rebel groups.
      • Islamic Republic of South Yemen: The Saudi army begins to slowly and begins to train troops and police officers. An operation called "South Yemen Water" is made as workers are sent to modernize cities and things like that. As Madrasas are made to train the youth into learning to get jobs and things like that. Elections are held and the population picks the nation to be under the rule of an Islamic Republic. Aid workers are sent to Yemen to work on fixing cits from the Civil war.
  • Hellenic Republic: We defend Hellas with 450.000 troops, 300.000 troops in the heavily fortified defensive line, the Papadopoulos line in Evros river, 50.000 troops in Cyprus, 100.000 troops in the Western Aegean Islands (the North Aegean Island, the Dodecanese islands), which effectively form a defensive shield from Turkey in the Aegean making it very difficult to slip past them in order for the Turkish army to conduct an invasion of the mainland. Navy steps in to prevent the naval invasion of Athens. Air force is somewhat crippled, but due to the terrain of the nation, high mountains and hills blocked access to the Turkish air force in many cases, along with AA guns and the fact that the majority of our aircrafts had not being deployed yet to airbases, makes our air force up and running in a matter of a few hours/days. Turkish air superiority quicly disappears. Papadopoulos addresses the nation saying "All those years we achieved great things, together, united as one, but now all this can go away. Now are we gonna let those filthy Turks kill our families, rape our women, kidnap our children and burn our homes, or are we gonna fight to defend whats near and dear to us? WE ARE GONNA FIGHT TO THE END. We shall defend our lands, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the borders, we shall fight on the islands, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills and in the mountains; we shall never surrender. Because as long as there is even one Hellenas standing the war will be far from over."
    • Turkish Response: 350,000 more troops are drafted and sent to attack via Opakh. Turkey is put on a complete Stalinist mobilization, with every able bodied man being provided arms in response to fascist Greece's resistance.
    • You can't set up shit because you don't decide if you win the war or not, you don't own Alexandroupoli as of now, set it up anywhere else idc. And thats retarded even if a few commies decided to fight against their own nation, they would never do it under the Turkish banner. ~Bear
    • Hellenic Response: We set up a free Turkish government in Alexandroupoli, which is a non fascist government and we work on recruiting Turks to fight in the free Turkish Army.
    • Turkish Ikhwan: For too long Greece has killed many Muslims, and although we have our differences from the Turkish Government, we value protecting muslims, we send in 10,000 of our Jihadists (suicide bombers, highly effective) to become Martyrs in this war. Allahu Akbar! They serve as quasi airstrikes when they rush behind your lines and blow up your units! (like what happens to Assad in Syrian Civil War)
  • United Kingdom: The Year 1978 sees a continuation of the tense political stage of the UK. With the essential breakdown of the Conservatives and rise of the Populist Tories. Meanwhile the Cod War continues with many tiring of it and calling for negations. The Conservative Leadership Election occurs. It is won by Hugh Fraser. In a victory speech, Jim declares his intention to end the "onslaught of Conservative MPs" and fight fiercely to re-place the Conservatives onto the map. The Tories, in order to re-vamp their image, requite Saatchi & Saatchi, an advertising firm, to help in their advertising. This campaign begins immensely in areas with large unemployment and immigration. The Foreign Office launches an official statement on the Greek-Turkish Conflict. Declaring neutrality and calling on both sides to end the pointless conflict. Inflation falls down to almost 5.4% with the general economic situation beginning to stable. British Airways begins to inaugurate Concorde flights from London-Paris, London-Panama City and London-Tokyo. The Heathrow Expansion Project continues with an estimated Completion date by 1985. The Heathrow Expansion Committee, the designated group running the project, officially confirms by the Completion Date of the Project, Heathrow will have 9 Terminals, one for internal flights, and an expandable Third Runway. The Occupation of the Icelandic Exclusive Economic Zone continues. In Order to hassten Icelandic surrender, Prime Minister James Callaghan increases the embargo and begins to block up Icelandic trade routes. The Solomon Islands are granted independence.
  • Germany: We help our economy and we increase the size of our army to 1.25 million soldiers we also declare our support for peace with Greece and Turkey. we also ask iceland and the UK to stop the embargo and get on good terms again
  • USSR: As the situation unfolds in Turkey and Greece the Warsaw Pact and Soviet forces are mobilised for conflict with a Turkish offer which gives them control over Turkey's military during wartime and the right to call upon Turkey as well as a promise to only buy weapons from Warsaw pact although they can still produce their own. Some 2.5 million men are raised from across the Warsaw Pact. 250,000 men are moved to Albania and another 300,000 are moved to Bulgaria. 100,000 men are moved into Turkey and stationed near Istanbul. A division of paratroopers are held in Bulgaria as well. Some 1.5 million troops are moved into Poland and Czechoslovakia inside the country blocking major highway routes to defend against a German or NATO invasion by a passive defence in blocking their main routes of advance. The Black Sea fleet is moved forwards to Istanbul The USSR declares war on Greece in support of Turkey. The Turkish Armed forces are subordinated to the Soviet command. Troops in Bulgaria strike south and a major thrust is made for Komotini with a brigade of paratroopers dropping in advance to size bridges. Units also cross at the Svilengrad crossing point. Mountain units skirmish along the border while reserves are held inland to halt a Greek counterattack. Airstrikes are carried out any Greek units moving in the open and bridges over Kompsatos Potamos rivers are destroyed. Airstrikes are also carried out on Greek air force bases. In Albania the Soviet forces push into Northern Epirus. Riot police are sent into Georgia to suppress riots.
    • Hellenic Response: We ask for NATO's assistance as if the Warsaw Pact conquers Hellas they gain access to the Med, plus you will have to fight the Soviets anyway, why not fight them sooner than later...

1978.5

Iceland still will not agree to British demands as trade with Greece and other countries such as Warsaw pact members defying the embargo keep Iceland supplies and the UK can only force a surrender if it launches an all out blockade in which it is willing to intercept ships can it break Iceland.

After a large scale Turkish attack along the Evros river fails and the Turkish navy fails to break through Agean shield stopping a landing from occurring in Athens. An air war erupts with Turkish first strikes failing to destroy the Greek air force. On the front line both dies contest the air and suffer casualties. As Greece calls up it's reserves within two months a stalemate has settled on land while both sides halt major air attacks as good AA defences and with both sides dug in little damage can be made.

2 months after the start of the conflict the USSR intervenes making early progress as Soviet units from Bulgaria reach the Mediterranean sea cutting of the Greek defensive line. As Soviet troops push eastwards the Greeks struggle with superior Soviet numbers and air power with the air war now in favour of the Soviets. The Soviets push the Greeks back to the Papadopulos line where they hold out in their defensive bunkers. This leaves much of the Greek army encircled. Northern Epirus is taken by advancing Soviet units and they cross the border into Greece taking Grevana and Ioannina. NATO contemplate intervening.

In Mexico as the US make more progress against the RPM there is a peaceful protest in Mexico city with the US soldiers being asked to leave now the situation is under control again. The Mexican government ignores the protest although there are others and it is criticised for not taking decisive and independent action.

The British embassy in Tehran is sacked.

Spain ends it's dictatorship.

Unrest in Afghanistan due to the revolution.

In Turkey while many people are unhappy with the deal made with the Soviets they are pleased to be beating Greece and so while some moderate protests and strikes many of these are classed as Greek supporters amd so until the war ends the protest remains small.

  • Turkey: A young Educated Colonel, Ildemir Zaimoglu seizes power. He intends to quickly defeat Greece. To satisfy Turkey's new Soviet overlords, he installs the "Peoples Mujahideen of Turkey" as the ruling party. He however, keeps it to himself that he is a soviet puppet. He works on further handing power to the Soviets, and begins stealing money from corrupt obligarghhs and distributing it to the populace. Secretly, Zaimoglu plans to take some of the money for himself as well. Once the war is over, we request a T72 Tank factory from the Soviets, to change all of our equipment to Soviet Eqiupment. Also, we request new aircraft factories, to produce different types of aircraft besides the MiG 21.
    • USSR Dip: We agree to these provisions.
  • Panama: We use our new Ural-4320s and  UAZ-452s for fighter and EMTs, El Fuego makes two more songs called another one bites the dust and good times, a Panama base radio sation PVOR disc jock named Jesse Lopez does what howard stern does before howard stern does, he starts a new wave of disc jockeys all around the world, we start to build underground tunnels,President De Leon has his 60th birthday and he ask the Turkish President daughter to be his wife and to supply a new rifle crop with SKS and to supply us with SVT-40s for ceremonial purposes (reposnes needed), we keep being more like Cuba every day. With the  PA-77 Perro factory now we have 2000 tanks.
    • Turkish Diplomacy: Agreed. A coup has just happened so now we are under de facto control of the Soviets. However, the new government seeks to continue our ties and build a legacy together with Panama.
  • Germany: We make 100 Leopard II's and we ask the prince of Liechtenstein to come visit Germany and work on better relations with us (mod response). We officialy end the troubles of unification and we also ask the US to come on a state visit and world countries (mod response) We also support Iceland on the UK-Iceland problem if it will be solved peacefully we also introduce KDB as Germany's official state television.
  • United States of America: Given the stabilized nature in Mexico and the continued reluctance of the Mexican population at US humanitarian efforts as well as military support, President Nixon orders an immediate pullout of all U.S. Armed Forces personnel. To this effect, all food and medical distribution to local populaces is cancelled along with all employment of Mexican civilians although efforts to subsidize the pay of Mexican Soldiers continues (And is increased, in order to keep the Mexican Army and member’s families firmly Pro-American). Efforts are subverting the Mexican government also continue, but beyond that the US washes its hands of the whole sordid affair in immense frustration. This anger has increasingly resulted in the proliferation of Ultra-Nationalist cells among the US military, with the vast majority of the enlisted and lower ranking officer corps increasingly supporters; these cells officially form the American National Union for Freedom (ANUF) after years of efforts to this end. Mexican refugees are requested to either return home or make known their long term plans to stay in the US known to officials.
    • Elsewhere on the foreign affairs front, the US announces its support of the United Kingdom in dealing with Iceland but advocates for a peaceful solution given the need to contain the GIUK gap in light of increasing hostiles in the Mediterranean. The US also expresses a willingness to mediate the ongoing conflict between Greece and the Warsaw Pact, but announces it is uninterested in intervention given Greece’s previous exit from NATO.
    • Domestically, the American military establishment, after two consecutive Anti-Insurgent conflicts and the reduction of forces in Europe, has largely adopted a focus on COIN but continued threats of war have also resulted in the need to maintain an eye on high-intensity conventional maneuver warfare. Increasingly on this front, the US looks into the strategies of both the former Wehrmacht and the current Soviet military for ideas upon which American experts can review and adjust to the specific American situation. After previous work on this matter last year, it is finally decided that starting in 1980 the US Armed Forces will begin a thorough rebuild and reform to be accompanied by a large scale expansion of a combined force size of five million personnel to be achieved over the course of six years, starting next year and ending by 1985.
    • The New Military Project, as it this planning is termed, is to focus on continuing the formation of the US Marine Corps as a heavy infantry force designed to quickly make lodgements in both seaborne landings as well as in piercing enemy defensive lines inland when so used to such purposes. The US Army, meanwhile is to take a two-tier approach to its force, adopting both increased numbers of air mobile divisions as well as maintaining (And increasing the number of) tank armies. To this end, the airborne divisions (including air cavalry) divisions are to serve as Anti-Partisan forces, meant to quickly deploy into a hotspot and from there on operate with little logistics in countering guerrilla fighters tactic for tactic in their environment (Deployments in Vietnam having influenced this). Meanwhile, the tank armies are trained to use superior firepower as well as mobility to rapidly shatter enemy forces in a refinement of Soviet Deep Battle thinking, but with reflections of the German doctrines from WWII also implemented in terms of maneuver. Previous aversion to costly tactics that can inflict maximum damage upon the enemy is to be discouraged, while planning and anticipation of these overall tactics being used in a Post-Nuclear environment (An effect of the last near 15 years of Post-WMD usage training) are also factored in. Meanwhile, M1 Abrams serial production is expanded and increased, with the hopes of the Pentagon being able to have enough tanks on hand by 1983 to fulfill the expected then current needs as well as already have enough on hand for those units to come online in the final phase of the buildup by 1985. In of itself, the wide scale production of the 120mm armed, DU-armor equipped M1 Abrams is allowing the US to gain a decisive advantage in tank quality over any possible opponents.
    • Elsewhere, the B-1 program is finally completed ended in favor of B-70 production, after successful trials earlier in the year. The USAF places an initial order for 300 of the planes, to be met by 1983. B-52 Bloc II models production continues, and is expected to terminate with 1800 models produced by 1980 while a further 200 more after that date are to be delivered by 1985 as well. This has allowed the USAF to both maintain a solid conventional strategic bombing force as well as more than meet SAC’s nuclear bomber force needs to retire older models. Air Defense Command, which was previously subordinated to SAC for it’s (ADC’s) revival, continues to be built up with continued funding for newer model ABMs in the form of Nike Missiles as well as interceptors for use against both Soviet bombers and missiles. Procurement of ICBMs continue and the order for the new Ohio-Class SSBNs is increased from 24 to 30 boats.
    • The Internet continues to grow and develop, and the US offers to expand its system to other interested countries, provided they assist financially in the efforts to expand the capabilities of the system. The APOLLO program continues as the US continues with its goal of establishing a moonbase by 1985, while plans are also made to increase the size of the Freedom One station gradually with new components (And thus capabilities) starting in 1980 and continuing on until the goal of being able to keep 200 people in orbit regularly is achieved. The establishment of new Molten-Salt Reactors allows the US to decommission older and less safe fission reactors in favor of the newer, safer, and more economical MSRs while research into Fusion Energy continues. Due to a letter writing campaign by Nuclear scientists, President Nixon is able to convince Congress to free up additional funding to upgrade US efforts to the “Accelerated” option with the hopes of having a functioning Fusion reactor by no later than 1995 and commercialization by the year 2000.  Efforts continue to help disadvantaged coal communities in the US, by providing funding for new technologies to reduce pollution from coal plants as well as funding to allow for the US to begin a program of coal to gas conversion, to increase coal usage as well as reduce US reliance on foreign imports of fuels.
    • Hellenic Dip: The Hellenic Republic requests the USA to rejoin NATO, (now thatthe Nationalist Alliance failed), while it offers its ultimate submission(to become a US protectorate in essense) and begs the United States of America to save them from the Soviet onslaught. The US might find the location of our republic important into keeping the balance of power in the Mediterranean and Europe in general, while we are Israel's only non-Muslim allies in the region and as alliances between Muslims and Jews are extra fragile, given the tensions between them, our continued support for Israel might be vital for its survival in a hostile Muslim environment.
    • Oman Dip: We want an alliance with the USA.
  • USSR: We start an all out drive on Athens from the foothold in the north while more troops are moved into hit the Greek forces held up on the Evros river. The Black sea fleet and Turkish fleet supported by Soviet Naval infantry and air strikes start clearing the Aegean islands with double amphibious landings on Samothraki and Gokceda followed by Limos and then Skiros. Airstrikes and Soviet submarines are sent to take out any movement of troops between Cyprus, the Aegean islands and the Greek mainland. Peace is offered to Greece in exchange for Turkey receiving Cyprus, Western Thrace up to the Nestos river and the Aegean islands. If peace is not made we continue pushing for Athens by land and sea. As the US pushes forwards in military technology the Soviet Union increase funding to get the MiG-29 ready for mass production while research into improving new variants of the T-80 is made. It is seen by the Soviet forces that it is quality which is winning the battle in Greece as opposed to large scale forces so focus is made on improving the training for units and equipment is expected to be higher quality. As the United States pushes forwards in civilian research the Soviet Union also pushes forwards with funding to make better computers, microprocessors and other electronics with contracts for the research being given over to the private groups as it is for civilian use.
    • Hellenic Dip: The Hellenic Republic declines peace with the terms offered, finding them insulting, cursing the Soviets to rot in hell for all eternity.
    • United States of America: The United States, seeing the ongoing chaos and death the conflict has caused, offers to host a peace conference between the two sides in Washington DC. at the start of next year and requests all sides honor a ceasefire to be maintained along current lines of occupation (Where the current front is, the line is to be held). To satisfy both sides during this cool down period, the US offers further discounts in grain to the Soviet Union as well as an immediate aid relief package to the Greeks. President Nixon emphatically expresses his desire to see both sides come to an accord that can be mutually beneficial to all sides without further bloodshed.
    • Hellenic Dip: We agree to the US proposal.
    • USSR Dip: We and Turkey agree to the US proposal.
    • Washington Accords (Rrise of the Arabs)
  • Sultanate of Arabia: (In nation)king Fasil OTL begins to modernize the nation, with banning Slavery and working on improving cities and allowing Women into the school system. Along with opening relationship with the UAR. The Saudi Petroleum Company (SPC) continues drilling projects across established petroleum zones across the nation. We begin to work on a nuclear program for peaceful use looking for the means of making Uranium or Platinum looking into the black market, we begin to work on a space program as scientist work to get a rocket in L.O.E, as the rockets are tested in the desert to reach L.E.O. secret. The Saudis begin to work on a nuclear program making a nuclear reactor thing as the scientist are let loose. The King begins to work on other ways of getting money as he starts to work on opening factories to mass produce things from toys - furniture. Seeing the airstrike on our reactor, we begin to rebuild it and move it Riyadh where it goes under the cover of a huge storage compartment, as the place is surrounded by under spies, it is later moved into the desert. Saudi planes are now constantly flying over Saudi airspace. The idea of a Sultanate comes to mind in the youth mostly military men. The army is put on ready as more people are drafted into the army to serve for four years (ages 17-36). We unite the U.A.E into Saudi Arabia renaming it Sultanate of Arabia. King Fasil passes away after being shot and the look for a new Sultan is made.
    • (Our "cold war") Islamist ideas are spread across Arabia, along with exporting it to Libya with the idea of an Arab Islamic Unity. We send the US the idea of Oil trading as we become an Oil powerhouse. Anti-Ba'athist ideas are spread across Saudi Arabia giving the idea of Islamist and the idea of Islamic Unity these ideas are sent to the UAE, Oman, the group works to improve the relationship with people by opening mosques and working on improving Poor areas and the slowly work on winning hearts and mind, most of the young followers are sent to colleges and university to rival other factions in the university.  Radio Al Hawk is made and is spread into the Arab World spreading Islamist ideas. The Ghurba group return to cities to gain support of people by opening schools and things like that, In Libya the same happens. and starts off with calling men to form militias calling themselves "Fedayeen" supporters up to 40,000 take arms setting up base in Gaza and Aleppo, along with setting three headquarters, one being in Egypt known as the "center" one in Syria called "Halab's Lions" and one in Iraq called "Baghdad center". The Saudis spend a group called the "Lions of the Sea" and is sent to Indonesia with food and stuff like that to win the hearts and mind. We set up bases in Arabia to train Afghans and send them back to counter the "revoltion", a Imam named Khomian is allowed to set up base in a Shia area in Eastern Arabia to call for revoltion in Iran
      • Islamic Republic of South Yemen: The Saudi army begins to slowly and begins to train troops and police officers. An operation called "South Yemen Water" is made as workers are sent to modernize cities and things like that. As Madrasas are made to train the youth into learning to get jobs and things like that. Elections are held and the population picks the nation to be under the rule of an Islamic Republic. Aid workers are sent to Yemen to work on fixing cits from the Civil war.
  • India: The government collapses. Elections are held and Chandra Shekhar becomes Prime Minister with Narsimha Rao as Finance Minister. The new government clamps down on corruption and lowers income tax while useless taxes are removed. The government prioritises space and defence. All tests of the SLV are successful. Two satellites of the Rohini series are put into orbit. India plans to launch more surveillance satellites by 1980. Narsimha Rao and Chandra Shekhar slash down useless licences. The defence industry and airline industry is fully liberalised for domestic companies while Air India is sold back to Tata. Indian Airlines remains a govt company. DRDO reverse engineers the T64 and T55 and using the technologies and newer innovations creates a tank suited for Indian purposes. The Bimbisara tank begins production. The HF25 enters service.It is a ground attack nuclear capable aircraft based on the HF 24 Marut with a large number of advancements. India also seeks to establish the Indo-Israel Defence and Space Treaty in which India and Israel will jointly develop defence technologies and Israel will be able to use the Indian Space programme for putting satellites and sharing of data. This will also include the development of tanks and fighters. India will also like to buy 96 IAI Kfirs.(PLAYER RESPONSE) India will buy the Saab 37 Viggen and these will be licensed produced in India. (MOD RESPONSE). The acts on the police are abolished and new ones are passed effectively making the police independent of political interference. New weapons are procured for the police and the armed forces. India wants to buy 48 F14 Tomcats and 20 F15s from the USA.(PLAYER RESPONSE)
    • Israel: We accept the Indian request to establish the Indo-Israeli Defense and Space Treaty and we hope it will secure our mutual peace and prosperity. We also agree to the purchasing of aircraft.
    • United States: We assent to this request.
  • Israel: The Indo-Israel Defense and Space Treaty serves as the impetus for propelling Israel in the future of space and military technology, bringing unprecedented technological advances to our nation and our people. These technological discoveries are applied throughout other fields, such as medicine and infrastructure, which greatly improves the standard of living in Israel. The Indian investment serves as a catalyst to jump start the Israeli economy once again as nationalized space and defense companies develop a multitude of high quality tanks, aircraft and spacecraft and employ more and more people in these sectors, leading to a boost in economic growth which further raises the standard of living. Water infrastructure projects and agriculture are both flourishing, and clean accessible water to all Israeli citizens is realized upon the completion of the Israeli National Canal as well as agricultural self effeciency, no longer do we need to import food from other countries. The military build up is kept as a secret to not antagonize the UAR and push them to war once again and we devise war plans in case if a Third Israeli-Arabic war does break out. The Supremacy doctrine is drawn up, which states that Israel should achieve total air, land, and naval superiority against our enemies and our generals devise how we are to achieve this. Meanwhile an Iron Dome defense system starts to be put in place. Education is further funded. We enter peace negotiations in the Greek-Turkish War as a diplomatic power. The air force is put on high alert.
  • Oman: TV and radio become common place in Oman. Telephones, fax machines and radio-phones are massively upgraded nation wide! We offer the British, America and Saudis an alliance. Ice economic production of oil, natural gas, camels, olives, figs and dates are developed farther.

1979.0

The Greco- Turkish war comes to a ceasefire and then peace treaty as the Soviets threaten to take over Athens.

In Turkey there is many who are unsure about their continuing relation with the USSR although with the new territories protests are minor and almost all non- violent.

In Mexico with the withdrawal of US aid there is a brief economic downturn in Mexico but the RPM remain on the defensive.

Austria plans to sign articles of unification in 6 months.

Further unrest in Afghanistan with the American ambassador being kidnapped and killed.

The Iranian revolution occurs.

The IRA assassinate Airey Neave.

The Icelandic- British conflict remains with Iceland refusing to back down unless it can be starved out.

The Happy Meal is introduced by McDoanlds.

The Ixtoc I oil spill occurs.

  • Germany: We prepare for the unification with the Republic of Austria and we establish the UNION SYTEM where every republic has rights for language and local law but they have to pay federal taxes and all soldiers will be under control of the union and we demand liechtenstein to join our union where they will become the Republic of Liechtenstein (mod response)We also ask for an alliance with Israel (player response)
  • Oman:We offer the British, French, Kuwaities, Americana and Saudis an alliance. We condem the kidnaping of the American Ambasidor and the murder of Airey Neave. We offer to host an Iceland-Britain peace summit. We would like the USA to alow us to create and make jeneric Reebok ZigZest XT men's running shoes under licence in Oman. We close the Iranian embacy.
    • Oman diplomacy: We agree with the offer! We pay Panamá with 200 barrels of oil and 25 tonnes of figs.
  • Turkey: We request a T72 Tank factory to be built in Turkey so as to shift the arms we use. We also request an expansion of our MiG factory, to build much more aircraft than the MiG 21. (PLAYER REPONSE) Meanwhile, at home, people who protest Zaimoglu and the Peoples Mujahideen are labeled at traitors and Greek loyalists. Zaimoglu plans to rebuild Ankara using classic Socialist Architecture, similar to Pyonyang or Moscow. (We request the AK74 from the Soviets to be issued in as our main weapon). Welfare programs greatly increase, with government popularity booming thanks to the victory over Greece. Zaimoglu plans to build Ankara also with modern OTL North Korean style skyscrapers and the "Hotel of Turkey" resembling OTL Ryugyong hotel. Meanwhile, seeing as the Iranian Peoples Mujahideen are being persecuted, Zaimoglu slags off Iran.
  • **Turkish Dip: We agree to the naval terms, however we unfortunately do not have those bombers. We offer you a starter fleet of 20 MiG 21 as compensation.
  • Sultanate of Arabia: (In nation) OTL begins to modernize the nation, with banning Slavery and working on improving cities and allowing Women into the school system. Along with opening relationship with the UAR. The Saudi Petroleum Company (SPC) continues drilling projects across established petroleum zones across the nation. We begin to work on a nuclear program for peaceful use looking for the means of making Uranium or Platinum looking into the black market, we begin to work on a space program as scientist work to get a rocket in L.O.E, as the rockets are tested in the desert to reach L.E.O. secret. The Saudis begin to work on a nuclear program making a nuclear reactor thing as the scientist are let loose. The King begins to work on other ways of getting money as he starts to work on opening factories to mass produce things from toys - furniture. Seeing the airstrike on our reactor, we begin to rebuild it and move it Riyadh where it goes under the cover of a huge storage compartment, as the place is surrounded by under spies, it is later moved into the desert, Saudi planes are now constantly flying over Saudi airspace. The idea of a Sultanate comes to mind in the youth mostly military men. The army is put on ready as more people are drafted into the army to serve for four years (ages 17-36). We unite the U.A.E into Saudi Arabia renmaing it Sultan Khalid ibn Saud. An invite is sent to Iran, Oman, Bangladesh, Tunisia, and Algeria to join IMA (MOD). The first nuclear test is done in the Riyadh desert being named "Khalid ibn Walhied", we produce 5 more nuclear bombs 53 Kt. a secret envoy is sent to Pakistan to help create a nuclear program. (MOD) WE ASK THE US and USSR for weaponry to buy with oil money.
    • When did you start your nuclear program? Saudi Arabia simply cant develop nukes without UAR help. This is simply not possible. -Dev
    • Mod: They started a while ago. I guess it is fine.
    • See technical know hows were not present. Infrastructure was missing. Lab facilities were absent. Society was not only backward but regressive. No car companies no nothing and they are making nukes. No research culture, no scientific mindset and empty universities. Inadequate human capital and can never be adequate. They also have a space programme side by side. And all these things cant be changed and developed in 15 years and produce nukes in a Saudi like society. Less number of scientists. Inadequate money because they import everything and export oil. India took 20 years to develop them with good funding, infrastructure, scientists, institutions, progressive society and human capital with quality. And a country like Saudi Arabia with no scientists, barren land, 0 knowledge and 0 human capital can have a nuclear and space program going side by side and even the produce a nuke in 10 years. They will take at least 20-30 more years and even with UAR funding they will take 10-20 years. And even UAR is like this. If they collaborate and do it together it will take 15 more years. They just don't have it.-Dev
    • (Our "cold war")Islamist ideas are spread across Arabia, along with exporting it to Libya with the idea of an Arab Islamic Unity. We send the US the idea of Oil trading as we become an Oil powerhouse. Anti-Ba'athist ideas are spread across Saudi Arabia giving the idea of Islamist and the idea of Islamic Unity these ideas are sent to the UAE, Oman, the group works to improve the relationship with people by opening mosques and working on improving Poor areas and the slowly work on winning hearts and mind, most of the young followers are sent to colleges and university to rival other factions in the university. Radio Al Hawk is made and is spread into the Arab World spreading Islamist ideas. The Ghurba group returns to cities to gain support of people by opening schools and things like that, In Libya the same happens. and starts off with calling men to form militas calling themselves "Fedayeen" supporters up to 40,000 take arms setting up base in Gaza and Aleppo, along with setting three headquarters, one being in Egypt known as the "center" one in Syria called "Halab's Lions" and one in Iraq called "Baghdad center". The Saudis spend a group called the "Lions of the Sea" and is sent to Indonesia with food and stuff like that to win the hearts and mind. We set up bases in Arabia to train Afghans and send them back to counter the "revolution", the Ikhwan is told to protest in the masses but only hold peaceful ways. A group called Khorsan Al Ghurban is sent to Afghanistan setting a network of organized rebels groups to work and unite side-by-side as money are arms are sent mostly under the cover of a group called "Hassan's Army"
      • Islamic Republic of South Yemen: The Saudi army begins to slowly and begins to train troops and police officers. An operation called "South Yemen Water" is made as workers are sent to modernize cities and things like that. As Madrasas are made to train the youth into learning to get jobs and things like that.Elections are held and the population picks the nation to be under the rule of an Islamic Republic. Aid workers are sent to Yemen to work on fixing cities from the Civil war.
        • Oman response:  We offer a no- aggression pact to South Yemen and Arabia.
  • India: We request the IMI to set up factories for the production of IMI Galil and the Uzi SMG.(PLAYER RESPONSE) These will become the standard issue of the Indian Army and these will be used by the other branches of the armed forces. The F14s and F15s are delivered alongwith the Kfirs. After further testing the air force places an additional order of 24 F14s and 80 F15s. (PLAYER RESPONSE) 2 more satellites of the Rohini series are placed into orbit. The SLV program is further developed. India requests the purchase of USS Oriskany alongwith the supply of 60 A7 Corsairs. (PLAYER RESPONSE)
    • India Diplomacy: We supply the SAMs. We would like to construct a military base in Panama on the coast instead of the seeds. This base will house an armored brigade, two frigates and other smaller ships along with a squadron of F14s and a squadron of IAI Kfirs.
    • Israel: The IMI accept the Indian weapons request in exchange for money. With the various wars and rising tensions of the world, we propose the establishment of the joint Israeli-Indian Nuclear Program.

pace and Defense development continues, strengthening our military, technological abilities, and our economy. Diplomatically we urge that Greece signs the Washington Accords and in light of recent intellegence findings send a contingency of Israeli soldiers to Athens to defend Athens in case of a Turkish-Soviet invasion if the Washington Accords collapse. Evacuation plans are also made to evacuate the Greek populace to Cyprus and Israel if Turkey and the Soviets invade Greece. A secret operation is devised to coup the Nationalist Greek government if they do not sign the Washington Accords and replace it with a government who does. Another secret operation is designed for an Israeli naval invasion of Cyprus if Greece is invaded.

  • USSR: As negotiations between the Greek and Soviet government collapses the Soviet forces resumes their offensive drive to take over the country with units swarming over the country Amphibious landings are held off while the Aegean islands and Cyprus are blockaded by air and sea. With Soviet forces in control of the country they start roundups of all Greeks civilians and soldiers where they marched off to internment camps in Bulgaria, Turkey and Albania. Systematic searches are conducted all over the Greek mainland with all towns emptied and FLIR mounted on aircraft and canine units to hunt the country for all those who try to evade internment. The destruction of all crops in Greece to spoil the years harvest. Soviet forces in Eastern Europe maintain themselves on high alert. New Soviet enterprises release new computers.

1979.5

Talks collaspe in Washington over an end to the Greco- Turkish war. Greek resistance on the mainland collaspes as the last strongholds in the Evros river are taken and while civil resistance is attempted mass Soviet roundup and violence leads to a rapidly growing population of prisoners held by the USSR and Turkey. The Aegean islands and Cyprus hold out while small groups of civilians retreat up into the mountains.

In Iran the US embassy is sized by protesters.

Ceasefire in Rhodesia.

Austria signs the articles of union with Germany although Austria still expects devolved government.

Continued and growing unrest in Afghanistan.

Iceland and the UK continue their standoff as Iceland's economy is severely damaged while NATO's sea defence plan has a major gap in it.

So clearly we are having a few issues. I would appreciate not hearing any more on these three issues.

  1. We are operating under good authority the player for Panama is banned and is in fact using socks therefore do not communicate with him.
  2. You may not post in any tun other than the current one. Only post in the 1979.5 turn as of now. No retroactive posting.
  3. Sauid Arabia and the UAR both have nuclear weapons but they will both bear in mind their limited production facilities and a lack of uranium and so will keep their arsenals small and under control. Neither side will have ICBM's for 30 years. You may have a missile delivery system but will not it be any greater than range of 1000 km and your number of launchers will be limited to a quarter of your number of warheads. You may have as many warheads as you want but bear in the mind the limitations on your tonnage.
  • United Arab Republic: Economy and industry improves. Military modernizes. Anwar Sadat is re-elected unanimously. ICBMs are develped working with Saudi Arabia. Many defensive nuclear weapons are built. We reach out friendly relations to the anti-monarchists in Iran and Afghanistan. Much economic support is secretly sent to islamist regimes in both Afghanistan and Pakistan.
  • Germany: We make Austria a republic of our union and we demand liechtenstein to join our country(mod response)We also ask Israel for an alliance. We also help the economy in Austria and we place 10,000 troops on the Liechtenstein border.
    • Mod: Liechtenstein refuses mobilising their defence forces as does France, Italy, Belgium and the Netherlands.
    • Germany: We ask France and the Benelux if they can come a peaceful solution to the Liechtenstein question and a way to provent war.
  • Turkey: Our forces pillage Greece, and puts many Greeks into mass internment camps. All land not taken by the Soviets is annexed into Turkey. Turkish forces are on the ready for the final assault on Cyprus. The peoples Mujahideen and Zaimoglu regime continue to grow in popularity. Welfare programs greatly increase, with government popularity booming thanks to the victory over Greece. Zaimoglu plans to build Ankara also with modern OTL North Korean style skyscrapers and the "Hotel of Turkey" resembling OTL Ryugyong hotel. Meanwhile, seeing as the Iranian Peoples Mujahideen are being persecuted, Zaimoglu slags off Iran. Zaimoglu demands the decriminalization of the People's Mujahideen in the UAR and Saudi Arabia.
  • USSR: Alexi Kosygin to get the failing economy going again removes a series of structural weakness from the Soviet economy with the removal of full employment policy and encouraging bosses to remove overmanning leads to a growth in unemployment which causes those still with jobs to push forwards to work harder. With multiple brands appearing for many products such as food, clothing, construction and luxury items leads to competition and resulting price decreases and quality increase. As the technology in use of the USSR lags behind that of foreign nations and so an effort is made for better R&D to be worked on by more funding being given and the technology being made more widely available. Work on OGAS is finished with the country's economic planning now connected while as agriculture remains slow, all farms are given to private ownership while the use of high yield crops and chemical fertilisers is encouraged by free agricultural education and tax benefits for those who use new methods. In an attempt to stimulate consumer spending and build a middle class taxes are given to enterprises who pay some of their workers middle class wages meaning many companies try to move to smaller numbers and higher technology usage in factories to make up for less workers. Success in allowing decentralisation means that existing decentralised industries already having a large amount of control they are given more power to the point of western companies in some industries. Military production is continued with new technology being included. In Greece 100,000 troops are deployed as the occupation force and while most of the male civilians captured are taken off to Siberia to work in labour camps most of the women are given to Greece. We allow Turkey to annex all of Greece. The hunt for Greek civilians is continued as the countryside is searched. An assault on Cyprus is launched with an initial wave coordinated air and naval strikes to stop reserves from moving to the relief of forces on the beaches before landings. As small first wave landings are started and defensive positions identify them self air and naval forces move to eliminate these defensive position.
    • Turkish Response: We thank you for allowing us to Annex it, and we have an occupation force of 200,000. However, when the war ends, we hope for an expansion of the MiG 21 factory, to be able to produce many more jets. The jets would be MiG 23, MiG 25, and can be expanded to include MiG 29 when ready. We would also like a T72 Factory. Finally, we would like the Ak74 as our standard service weapon.
  • South Africa: The ceasefire in Rhodesia is respected but raids on possible guerrilla outposts outside armed camps and in Salisbury. With the violence by the blacks, laws are enforced forming the Bantu Autonomous Regions out of the old Bantustans allowing blacks to elect their own leaders as near native American like chiefs in reservations. However we do know that the MPLA and FRELIMO are being defeated. We start a massive offensive in Namibia from occupied Botswana. However we do form extra BAR's in Botswana. But the former Portuguese settlers who are making up 30% of the armed forces and a vocal white minority also take a stand in apartheid standing by the Afrikaners. (secret mod response) We ask for permission from Jonas Savimbi (UNITA) and Holden Roberto (FNLA) for the usage of nuclear weapons on major MPLA strongholds and bases. As well as field armies. Political Scientists calculate the Angolan wars end by 1985.
    • Mod: No.
  • Sultanate of Arabia: (In nation) OTL begins to modernize the nation, with banning Slavery and working on improving cities and allowing Women into the school system. Along with opening relationship with the UAR. The Saudi Petroleum Company (SPC) continues drilling projects across established petroleum zones across the nation. We begin to work on a nuclear program for peaceful use looking for the means of making Urimunim or Platinum looking into the black market, we begin to work on a space program as scientist work to get a rocket in L.O.E, as the rockets are tested in the desert to reach L.E.O. secret. The Saudis begin to work on a nuclear program making a nuclear reactor thing as the scientist are let loose. The King begins to work on other ways of getting money as he starts to work on opening factories to mass produce things from toys - furniture. Seeing the airstrike on our reactor, we begin to rebuild it and move it Riyadh where it goes under the cover of a huge storage compartment, as the place is surrounded by under spies, it is later moved into the desert,Saudi planes are now constantly flying over Saudi airspace. The idea of a Sultanate comes to mind in the youth mostly military men. The army is put on ready as more people are drafted into the army to serve for four years (ages 17-36). We unite the U.A.E into Saudi Arabia renmaing it Sultan Khalid ibn Saud. An invite is sent to Iran, Oman, Bangladesh, Tunisia, and Algeria to join IMA (MOD). WE ASK THE US and USSR for weaponry to buy with oil money.
  • (Our "cold war")Islamist ideas are spread across Arabia, along with exporting it to Libya with the idea of an Arab Islamic Unity. We send the US the idea of Oil trading as we become an Oil powerhouse. Anti-Ba'athist ideas are spread across Saudi Arabia giving the idea of Islamist and the idea of Islamic Unity these ideas are sent to the UAE,Oman,the group works to improve the relationship with people by opening mosques and working on improving Poor areas and the slowly work on winning hearts and mind, most of the young followers are sent to colleges and university to rival other factions in the university. Radio Al Hawk is made and is spread into the Arab World spreading Islamist ideas. The Ghurba group return to cities to gain support of people by opening schools and things like that, In Libya the same happens. and starts off with calling men to form militas calling themselves "Fedayeen" supporters up to 40,000 take arms setting up base in Gaza and Aleppo, along with setting three headquarters, one being in Egypt known as the "center" one in Syria called "Halab's Lions" and one in Iraq called "Baghdad center". The Saudis spend a group called the "Lions of the Sea" and is sent to Indonesia with food and stuff like that to win the hearts and mind. We set up bases in Arabia to train Afghans and send them back to counter the "revolution", the ikhwan is told to protest in the masses but only hold peaceful ways. A group called Khorsan Al Ghurban is sent to Afghanistan setting a network of organized rebels groups to work and unite side by side as money are arms are sent mostly under the cover of a group called "Hassan's Army", the Islmaist idea is sent to Kashmir to help cause a new set of Islamist with the idea of a free Kashmir/ joining with Pakistan.
    • Islamic Republic of South Yemen: The Saudi army begins to slowly and begins to train troops and police officers. An operation called "South Yemen Water" is made as workers are sent to modernize cities and things like that. As Madrasas are made to train the youth into learning to get jobs and things like that. Elections are held and the population picks the nation to be under the rule of an Islamic Republic. Aid workers are sent to Yemen to work on fixing cities from the Civil war.
  • Oman: We continue to develop oil, infrasuctures, schools, coastal irrigation and farming of dates. We offer a non-aggression treaty to S. Arabia.
    • Oman's player: Oman quits due to confusion about canonicity of what has happened so far in the game and what has been deleted so far.

1980.0

Saudi Arabia and the UAR's nuclear programs are forced to be scaled back due to a lack of production facilties and uranium production.

All the countries Saudi Arabia requests join the IMA decline for various reasons.

Fighting continues in Greece but more and more civilians are taken in leaving small guerrilla groups.

Cyrpus falls to a Soviet- Turkish assault with several thousands Soviet- Turkish casulties and the defeat of Greek forces on the island. Some Greek units continue to fight on in Cyprus but they are small in number and hold little territory. The Aegean islands continue to hold out although food is becoming a major scarcity.

Iranian embassy siege in London.

The Iran hostage crisis continues with no resolution.

Robert Mugabe is elected PM of Zimbabwe.

  • Umm ive been fighting in Rhodesia this WHOLE time for Zimbabwe to come to power. AND Mugabe and a bunch of others had been locked up in Robben Island.
  • The Internal settlement has been signed leading to the 1979 elections leading to the 1979 elections so we are up to the Lancaster House agreement though yes I agree no Mugabe.

Islamist's make ground in Afghanistan.

In South Africa's new BAR's hardliner anti- apartheid leaders are elected in some places.

Tito of Yugoslavia passes away.

European states maintain a hard line against Germany over Liechtenstein.

  • Germany: We send the soldiers on the Liechtensteiner border back to their base and we ask Yugoslavia for talk about our relationship we also request to join the ECSC (mod response)
    • Mod: Germany joins the ECSC.
  • Turkey: Ildemir Zaimoglu's government continues to win over public support. He announces a plan to resettle all land annexed from Greece with two million Turks. He promises the male Turks Greek wives.  Welfare programs greatly increase, with government popularity booming thanks to the victory over Greece. Zaimoglu plans to build Ankara also with modern OTL North Korean style skyscrapers and the "Hotel of Turkey" resembling OTL Ryugyong hotel. Meanwhile, seeing as the Iranian Peoples Mujahideen are being persecuted, Zaimoglu slags off Iran. Zaimoglu demands the decriminalization of the People's Mujahideen in the UAR and Saudi Arabia.
  • American Diplomacy: The United States respectfully requests that Turkey release all female as well as minor age Greek citizens into its care, and further reminds the nation of Turkey to honor its commitments concerning international law and the rights of captives. Attempts at forced enslavement will result in an appropriate response. 
    • Turkish Response: The women are marrying on their own will.
    • American Diplomacy: Per official Turkish proclamations, this is not even close to what was implied. It was specifically noted that the government was "promising Greek wives". In no way does this suggest consent on the part of Greek women, and the US will further point out the presence of occupying Turkish forces means the United States is forced to consider such "agreements" are likely the result of intimidation on the part of Turkish citizens. Further, the US finds it rather hard to believe that, despite the ongoing war and with absolutely no precedent in recent history (if ever) that large numbers of Greek citizens are abandoning their spouses to marry the men of their enemy. With all this said, the United States hereby officially puts the nation of Turk on notice for Human Rights Violations and once again strenuously demands that all Greek non-combatants (Herein defined as women of all ages, and minors under the age of 18) be released into its custody.
    • Turkey: The Turkish diplomat finally agrees, however warns the United States of resettling Greeks into the former territory of Greece.
    • Soviet Dip: Well, we are holding a large number of prisoners who we are not going to hand them over to a government supportive of Greek resistance. Also, we build a series of factories in the Turkey producing various military things such as aircraft, tanks and weapons.
  • Sultanate of Arabia: (In nation) OTL begins to modernize the nation, with banning Slavery and working on improving cities and allowing Women into the school system. Along with opening relationship with the UAR. The Saudi Petroleum Company (SPC) continues drilling projects across established petroleum zones across the nation. We begin to work on a nuclear program for peaceful use looking for the means of making Uranium or Platinum looking into the black market can we find something/someone (MOD), we begin to work on a space program as scientist work to get a rocket in L.O.E, as the rockets are tested in the desert to reach L.E.O. secret. The Saudis begin to work on a nuclear program making a nuclear reactor thing as the scientist are let loose. The King begins to work on other ways of getting money as he starts to work on opening factories to mass produce things from toys - furniture. Seeing the airstrike on our reactor, we begin to rebuild it and move it Riyadh where it goes under the cover of a huge storage compartment, as the place is surrounded by under spies, it is later moved into the desert,Saudi planes are now constantly flying over Saudi airspace. The idea of a Sultanate comes to mind in the youth mostly military men. The army is put on ready as more people are drafted into the army to serve for four years (ages 17-36). Sultan Khalid ibn Saud. An invite to the UAR to finish our Union idea. AN INVITE TO IRAN IS SENT TO ASK IF WE CAN BRING IRANIANS AND AMERICANS TO NEGOTING TABLES IN RIYHAD OVER THE HOSTAGE CRISIS (MOD)
  • (Our "cold war") Islamist ideas are spread across Arabia, along with exporting it to Libya with the idea of an Arab Islamic Unity. We send the US the idea of Oil trading as we become an Oil powerhouse. Anti-Ba'athist ideas are spread across Saudi Arabia giving the idea of Islamist and the idea of Islamic Unity these ideas are sent to the UAE, Oman, the group works to improve the relationship with people by opening mosques and working on improving poor areas and the slowly work on winning hearts and mind, most of the young followers are sent to colleges and university to rival other factions in the university. Radio Al Hawk is made and is spread into the Arab World spreading Islamist ideas. The Ghurba group return to cities to gain support of people by opening schools and things like that, In Libya the same happens. and starts off with calling men to form militas calling themselves "Fedayeen" supporters up to 40,000 take arms setting up base in Gaza and Aleppo, along with setting three headquarters, one being in Egypt known as the "center" one in Syria called "Halab's Lions" and one in Iraq called "Baghdad center". The Saudis spend a group called the "Lions of the Sea" and is sent to Indonesia with food and stuff like that to win the hearts and mind. We set up bases in Arabia to train Afghans and send them back to counter the "revolution", the ikhwan is told to protest in the masses but only hold peaceful ways. A group called Khorsan Al Ghurban is sent to Afghanistan setting a network of organized rebels groups to work and unite side by side as money are arms are sent mostly under the cover of a group called "Hassan's Army", the Islmaist idea is sent to Kashmir to help cause a new set of Islamist with the idea of a free Kashmir/ joining with Pakistan.
    • Islamic Republic of South Yemen: The Saudi army begin to slowly and begin to train troops and police officers. An operation called "South Yemen Water" is made as workers are sent to modernize cities and things like that. As Madrasas are made to train the youth into learning to get jobs and things like that. Elections are held and the population picks the nation to be under the rule of an Islamic Republic. Aid workers are sent to Yemen to work on fixing cities from the Civil war.
    • Turkish Diplomacy: The Turkish diplomat to Saudi Arabia warns, "Respect the Arab People's Mujahideen. You do not wish for Saudi Arabia to become the Greece of the Middle East."
    • Mod: Iran agrees to come to the negotiating table and demands the unfreezing of Iranian assets, end of US involvement in Iranian affairs and no lawsuits against Iran.
  • United States of America: The New Military Project begins, starting with staff work and force reorganization. The idea is to create an expanded force of five million men, inducted via enlistment bonuses and continued conscription, into a two pronged force: a “High” end focused on high intensity armored combat, and a “Low” end focused on COIN and occupational duties. Current predictions are for the reforms to finish in 1985
    • On the High end, there are to be two divisional units: Armored and Assault Infantry (In specialized Mountain, Siege and Air Attack forms). For the average Armored Division force size is increased to 12,000 with 500 Tanks while the Assault Infantry Divisions are to be mechanized at a force size of 15,000. Force emphasis is to be on firepower-focused breakthrough, and then the initiation of full mobility war to grind down enemies and prevent escape. To assist in this, full scale production of the M1 Abrams continues and a new Bloc II Program is initiated. This focuses on improving the capabilities of the M1 by producing new ammunition (Better armor penetrators and Beehive canister munitions), replaces the loader and commander machine gun with a single cupola (As on the M-60 tanks) with dual wield M-85 machine guns. Development of Explosive Reactive Armor to complement the DU armor is also begun. All new models (As well as past models via a modernization program) are also to utilize a more fuel efficient Diesel engine as well as a feature the use of an exterior phone to allow contact with infantry via direct means.

    • On the Low End, another two divisional types are created/reformed: Airborne and Security. The Airborne Divisions utilize the lessons of Vietnam and Mexico in that they are a quick response force meant to be inserted into hostile environments and take the fight directly to insurgents in COIN fighting. They are trained as a light infantry force with little logistics, so as to allow the most flexibility and quick deployment. The Security Divisions meanwhile are trained as occupational forces, with greater emphasis on civilian affairs, military police, and engineering roles. They are created with the explicit purpose of assuming governance over large numbers of civilians and getting infrastructure working again, both for the aforementioned civilians and enabling the quick, seamless ability of US forces to operate out of an area. These forces are also able to suppress riots, insurgents, and other issues that come from occupational duties.

    • Elsewhere on the military procurement front, the initial run of Bloc II B-52s come to an end with 1800 models. As such, as priorly planned, the USAF will switch to a slower development of a further 200 models to be delivered over the next three years in order to free up additional funding for the new B-70. 200 of the new model planes have already been introduced, and the USAF hopes to expand the numbers to 500 by 1985 for SAC. ICBM and ABM system development and introduction continues, as does the increase in ADC’s abilities. Production on the 30 Ohio-class Ballistic missile submarines continue

    • Also of great news and import is that the funds made available for developing a West Coast rival to Newport News bare fruit, in the opening of a new facility in San Diego. With its opening, the US Navy now has two facilities capable of carrier construction, allowing it bring forward its introduction of the Nimitz Class-Carriers. As such, funding for an additional four is made available.

    • The Internet continues to grow and develop, and the US offers to expand its system to other interested countries, provided they assist financially in the efforts to expand the capabilities of the system. The APOLLO program continues as the US continues with its goal of establishing a moonbase by 1985. The first upgrades to the FREEDOM ONE station are made, allowing the facility to keep 20 people in orbit constantly as well as conduct greater research with the addition of two new modules with additional upgrades to continue onwards until 200 people are in orbit continuously (Expected by 1990). The establishment of new Molten-Salt Reactors allows the US to decommission older and less safe fission reactors in favor of the newer, safer, and more economical MSRs while research into Fusion Energy continues. Due to a letter writing campaign by Nuclear scientists, President Nixon is able to convince Congress to free up additional funding to upgrade US efforts to the “Accelerated” option with the hopes of having a functioning Fusion reactor by no later than 1995 and commercialization no later than by the year 2000.  Efforts continue to help disadvantaged coal communities in the US, by providing funding for new technologies to reduce pollution from coal plants as well as funding to allow for the US to begin a program of coal to gas conversion, to increase coal usage as well as reduce US reliance on foreign imports of fuels.

  • USSR: As it becomes clear that while economic reform is pushing forwards it needs to accelerate and Alexi Kosygin who steps down due to ill health and is replaced by another moderate Sergei Petrov who is an industry manager and starts up his new career by enacting more economic reforms. Efforts are made to force up wages with the minimum wage being pushed up significantly for all enterprises giving workers more money to spend while in an attempt to decrease the growing food prices agricultural subsidy is increased while compulsory agricultural education is installed as well as government orders of agricultural machinery which is given to farms as part of the subsidy although more importing of food from abroad is carried out. In Greece as men are taken in and moved into the USSR where they are made to work in factories the women and children are sent to the US. The death of Tito is mourned and a delegate is sent to Yugoslavia to his state funeral. Heavy funding into advanced research with pushes in the computing world and an attempt to release smaller microchips and better hardware as well as work on automation in vehicle and electronics production. In an attempt to stimulate economic growth investment and purchase by foreign corporations into Soviet enterprises is opened up.

1980.5

With the USSR liberalising more conservative hardliners launch a coup in Moscow but Petrov's wage reforms and efforts to lower food prices are popular with the people and while the KGB detains Petrov after large street demonstrations and few Red Army commanders appear willing to support the coup leading to after large scale protests the coup failing with as part of a peace deal it's leaders not being court martial although all are retired and either live of state pensions or move east to work in industry.

Minor industrial action in Poland but with rising wages the strike actions are not serious.

Tensions between the UAR and Iran with Iran agitating the minority Shia and Kurdish populations. While the UAR people support Iranian Arabs.

In Rhodesia ZANU takes power.

In South Africa continued agitation by banned groups such as ANC and PAC. They continue to protest on an international stage for support and sanctions to be taken.

Hungers strikes by the IRA held in British prisons.

The Iranian hostage crisis continues with Iran having laid down their terms.

The countries that Saudi Arabia invited to join the IMA do in fact join (since Bozi explained to me better what it meant).

Most of the Aegean islands fall to the Soviets and Turkey. Resistance on the mainland remains strongs.

Afghanistan breaks into open civil war between Islamist and communists.

Thatcher delivers "This Lady is not for turning" speech.

Elections in the US.

As poverty remains in East Germany with East Germany still isolated economically there are protests and demands for the government to help solve problems.

Ethnic tensions grow in Yugoslavia with Tito's death.

  • USSR: With the failure of the attempted coup Petrov places major cities under civil governship and allows local officials to be elected. This means for the locations of Moscow, Leningrad, Kiev, Kharkiv and Nizhny Novgorod the mayors are now elected by all residents of the city and the mayor is responsible for policing as well as only with his permission are troops allowed to enter the cities. This slow start of giving local democracy helps enfranchise the urban dwellers. Efforts are made to force up wages with the minimum wage continue to being pushed up significantly for all enterprises giving workers more money to spend while in an attempt to decrease the growing food prices agricultural subsidy is increased while compulsory agricultural education is installed as well as government orders of agricultural machinery which is given to farms as part of the subsidy although more importing of food from abroad is carried out. In Greece as men are taken in and moved into the USSR where they are made to work in factories the women and children are sent to the US. The death of Tito is mourned and a delegate is sent to Yugoslavia to his state funeral. Heavy funding into advanced research with pushes in the computing world and an attempt to release smaller microchips and better hardware as well as work on automation in vehicle and electronics production. In an attempt to stimulate economic growth investment and purchase by foreign corporations into Soviet enterprises is opened up.
  • Turkey: Ildemir Zaimoglu's government continues to win over public support. He announces a plan to resettle all land annexed from Greece with two million Turks.  Welfare programs greatly increase, with government popularity booming thanks to the victory over Greece. Zaimoglu plans to build Ankara also with modern OTL North Korean style skyscrapers and the "Hotel of Turkey" resembling OTL Ryugyong hotel. Meanwhile, seeing as the Iranian Peoples Mujahideen are being persecuted, Zaimoglu slags off Iran. Zaimoglu demands the decriminalization of the People's Mujahideen in the UAR and Saudi Arabia. He boasts he has avenged the Trojans by conquering Greece. Turkish Diplomacy to USSR: We request an extension of our MiG factory to be able to produce many more types of fighter aircraft. We would like a place to produce MiG 23, MiG 25 and MiG 29. We would also like a T72 Tanks plant. Finally, we must phase in the AK74 as the standard issue rifle. (PLAYER RESPONSE)
  • Germany: We make a program where low skilled East Germans can go work in Austria to help local farmers or local construction work We also ask for an alliance with Israel and we now offially recognise Tawain as the government of China
  • Guinea: We continue to industrialise and biuld roads around Conakry and our exspanding gold and bauxite mines.
  • Poland: We increase coal and sulpher output. 1000 troops are recruited. We improve our schools.
  • Libya: Mammar Gaddafi Rules Libya with an Iron fist, though has significantly made Libya wealthier then the past. Libyans enjoy free health care and Houses which the government pays for themselves, the government practically gives out cars, and The Libyan way of life is forever changed under gaddafi, he has been described as a National Bolshevik, which can be seen, but either way, Libya has seen MAJOR development ever sense gaddafi came to power. The Army is Nationalized and futhure developed, while Staying officially On the Soviet's Side, with Oil being sent to The Soviets.

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