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Mystery In the Dolch See (Europa Halloween Special)
Captain Clive Martin wrenched open the door the bridge, fighting against the wind from outside. He closed the door behind him with another spray or water hitting him in the face just as it closed. He turned around with a sour look on his face and stumbled a little bit against the rocking ship towards his navigator. "Give me an update on the storm."

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A Change in the Wind
Aluxia: one of Eurth’s last remaining autocracies. It had survived for hundreds of years, largely ignored due to its backwards mentality and its lackluster economic prospects. The current Emperor, Davros XXII, was with the assassination of his father, Ravon XI. The ruler himself was rather handsome but his attitude and his warped perspectives could not be hidden behind his well-trimmed beard. He was married to Renna. Although the official record would say that their marriage was one of love and passion. For it was neither, it was one of traditional obligation. Neither liked the other but tradition dictated such arrangement, and that of bringing a plausible heir to life. A son would be born: Kravos.
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Coronation Celebration
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the Kingdom of Seylos would hereby like to extend an invitation to all nations that are in diplomatic contact. Soon, the Crown Prince Aidan Redmond will be given the official crown as King of Seylos at his coronation. While the media and government refer to him as King, since he is the next in succession and the previous King has passed, traditionally the title does not officially pass until coronation though it is used beforehand if the coronation is guaranteed. It is here at this event all diplomatic staff, royalty, nobility, elected leaders, or other government officials are all invited to attend the proceedings beginning in the morning and lasting throughout the day.
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From Skies to Safety
The calendar read 5 July 1948, Monday. It had been a year since the Thalassan War had ended, when the Gioktons had surrendered and the Sunset Sea Islands liberated from its oppressive leadership. It was a bloody war that saw the deaths of millions — military and civilian alike. It was not unusual that the Commonwealth had not yet recovered; yet despite this, the economy was, as a matter of fact, growing.
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Letters from Het Huisselant
World's Greatest Diva and as a leader myself, I would love to congratulate you on your coronation. I remember when I was elected, it was so fun. We had a big victory party, there were drinks and food there, lovely. I think you can watch that particular episode of my reality show for free on my website, you should watch it if you haven't. Fun!
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Trilateral trade proposal
The governments of Cristina, Magnaeus and Fleur de Lys are meeting to negotiate a trade agreement between their nations. The Free City of Cristina is renowned for being a major international transport hub in Europa, serving some of the busiest sea and air trade routes. The Ports of Aline and St. Izabella are some of the busiest in Europa in terms of cargo tonnage. The Magnean Confederation, on the other hand, is landlocked, with limited access to regional and global trade.
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2018 UENA World Cup
The 2018 UENA World Cup will be the 3rd round of the international football tournament contested by the men's national teams of the member associations of UENA. It is scheduled to take place in Orioni from June to July 2018. This will be the first World Cup held in Orioni. The tournament will involve 16 national teams, which include 15 teams determined through qualifying competitions and the automatically qualified host team. A total of 31 matches will be played at venues located in 14 cities. The opening match will take place on June 14th at the Zuidmax Stadium in Zuidhaven. The final will take place on July 14th at the New National Stadium in O'polis.
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All The Sultan's Men
The date was July 24th, 1923. Fulgiyan, Land of the Red Banner, toiled under many yokes. That of the spice importers of Derthalen, of the Ostport prospectors of Prymont, and of the Sultan Selim III, by whose ordinance these foreigners were allowed within, to pillage, exploit, enslave, and to build something from the nothing of the savanna. In the summer heat, those natives unfortunate enough to be employed by the colonizers worked ceaselessly in iron mines, rail yards, banana and sugar plantations, and in the fields herding cattle. The twin tools that did the wicked work of the industrialist foreigners rang out in unison, day and night; the hammer and the sickle.
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Confederation of Independent Socialists: Founding  Ceremony
To whom it may concern and to those who wish to see History, The Founding of the Confederation of Independent Socialists or “The Confederation” will be making a public spectacle in the World. This will be one of the firsts for The Confederation. The will be the First time in known History that nations of the Socialist Values and Practices will meet and combine as one on the International Stage as a World Organization. The Confederation will and is made up of many different Nationalities, Socialist Governments and other Form of Governments. Yet the majority are of the Socialist Ideals. To ensure that all Nations involved whether they be Full Member Nations or Observer Nation Status have time to prepare for the Ceremony the set dates for the Founding will be May 1st, 2nd, 3rd 2018 in Moskovo, Socialist Federation of Ahrana. May 1st will become the International Day of Celebration for the Founding of The Confederation and for the Socialist Ideal.
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Mundus Liber Freedom Index
The Mundus Liber Freedom Index, compiled and maintained by the government-backed Mauridivian think tank Mundus Liber Institute, seeks to rank all nations on Eurth on how free they are overall by giving them a number from 100 to 0, with 100 being the most free and 0 being the most oppressive. The number is based on the average rating given to a country on four categories, which are: political freedom, personal/social freedom, economic freedom, and press freedom. This index will be updated periodically to reflect changes in world freedom through time.
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The Verde Blockade
To whom it may concern. As you may be aware, the Socialist Federation of Ahrana have recently launched a sizeable convoy of militarised ships along a route that will take them to Xara, a nation in the Mediargic Sea that Ahrana claims to control. As of late, growing tensions within the Canamo region have led the United States to become increasingly wary of the actions of the Socialist Federation, such as the formation of the Confederation of Independent Socialists, allowing an autonomous region controlled by Derthalen, and of course, succumbing to a questionable communist regime. With your great nation being a close ally and firm friend of the United States, we humbly ask of you to support us in preventing Ahrana from having their sinister way. I ask of you to enact a naval blockade in the waters of the Verde Sea, therefore preventing Ahrana from progressing towards their destination.
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A New Mother
It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Reverend Mother Hannah McKey. The Reverend Mother is the head of the Bene Gesserit faith, the person responsible for guiding our Sisterhood, its followers and mankind towards the goal of preparing for the next great cataclysm to face humanity. Additionally, the Reverend Mother is the Head of State of the Theocracy of Kaitaine and thus holds responsibility for our nation's path in the world. Over the next four days, our membership will undertake ancient rituals to determine the new Reverend Mother who shall inherit the responsibility of continuing Reverend Mother McKey's good work.
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The Thalassan War
The seas were calm on a November morning as the Giokton submarine I-23 cruised along the Tiauhai Sea. She was one of the several submarines dispatched under the top-secret Operation Barrage, launched after Giokton spies uncovered Andallan plans to further reinforce Liamchia, an Andallan territory on Giok Island. The day before, the SFS Teuvo Antonnen, a Kristian Steffenssen-class troop transport, departed Andalla for Liamtsia with 2,553 soldiers and crew on board...
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Crisis in the Assemblée Nationale
A little resume for those too lazy to read everything. A Société Ouverte (Mécra’s Party holding the absolute majority in the National Assembly) Deputé Saint-Étienne insulted his ex-political opponent from the 2015 elections for the Député seat during an interview with a journalist. Following this, the ex-opponent Monsieur Dumont asked for a duel, which took place in a forest with 5 witnesses and an arbiter. But on the 3rd round, Monsieur Saint-Étienne disrespected the rules of engagement, ending in an incident and his death. This launched an argument about the Société Ouverte Party’s honour. This made their adversaries and opponents enjoy the situation, to attack the Party along the Président du Conseil Mécra.
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The hand that stabs you can also feed you
Bureau 33, one of the scariest within Het Apparath. The Identity Replacement Department did exactly that, they replaced your identity if you didn't play along, if you were deemed a risk. Over the years, they had perfected the art. You didn't agree to their plans, to their advice, to their aid? No worries, enjoy the rest of your life. Until, you know, something gruesome happened like your caravan exploding with you in it, your motorcycle's front wheel suddenly getting a mind of its own while you're doing one-hundred-and-fifty kilometers on a strangely empty piece of highway or that stripper you hired for a private dance suddenly starts choking you with her amazingly muscular legs.
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A few Éclairs in the Air
A military trade agreement between the nations of Fleur de Lys and Astriedan. "Following a rather small and fast contact with one of our representative in travel in Astriedan, it has come to our intention the will of the United Houses to modernised its aerial component of its military force. Which is why, in agreement of what we understood, I allow myself as DC of Aérospatiale to write you this letter to further know your intentions and in the hope of developing the needs and how we may fill them."
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Antargic Adventures at Simon Station
Summer has started in Antargis. The land of the eternal ice is being flooded with diffuse light, the ice slowly retreats, penguin chicks hatch and cute little seal pups open their round eyes for the first time. Whales graze on the abundant masses of plankton and krill cumulating in the frigid waters. But this year, something is different about the southernmost continent. There is a building standing between dunes of snow amidst the freezing haze. It is the Simon Station, the ISTC's foothold on the frozen continent.
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Protecting the Past, Securing the Future
Morheim creates the Treaty for Cultural and Historical Exchange (TCHE), a multi-national organisation designed to promote co-operation in several academic fields as well as opening its citizen's eyes to the cultures of neighbours and potential friends. It is their hope that you will accept my invitation to meet with Queen Julia III and her team at Thale Royal Palace to discuss this concept and reach a mutually acceptable treaty which will kick-start this ambition of a young Archaeology student.
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Communist Takeover
Tonight on Ahrana Today (AT) we have a special edition on the Communist Takeover. It is important to know and understand how regimes rise and fall. Tonight we focus on the new Government of Ahrana, the Communist. In order for us to truly understand, we must go back to where it all began, and see why the movement was so successful. Now is the time to show the world why the Communist are here.
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ATARA Founding Ceremony
TO ALL ATARA MEMBERS & OBSERVERS: The Interim Administration of the Argic-Thalassan-Alharun Regional Association wishes to congratulate the delegate and the delegate's great nation for fonal acceptance into this economic cooperative. In keepin with the confirmation of our esteemed member and observer states, we are formally extending this official invitation to the signing ceremony of the ATARA Charter.
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Declaration On The Use Of Nuclear Energy.
From: Queen Nova Maxima Korvini, Minister of State Adriana Monadic, all Government Body and all the good People of the Kingdom of Cristina. Dear brothers and sisters. Today, we declare to the whole international community that the Kingdom of Cristina, also widely known as the Free Port of Cristina, is applying for the recognized condition of Free Nuclear Zone. In anticipation to any international policies, Her Majesty Queen Nova Maxima Korvini set down the  Proposed Constitutional Amendment number 15 (PCA-15), whose purpose is to include in our Constitution a chapter prohibiting the development, manufacture, dealing and tests of any nuclear devices for war purposes. This PCA is being discussed by the National Council at this very moment.
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List of RL people used/claimed in our universe
The famous Variotan tabloid 'Het Waarre Raket fan het Noorten' has updated its annual overview of Who's Who. The edition for 2018 includes names and occupations of many prominent people around the world. The only people you'll ever need to know are those that we tell you to know.
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Rhyme Magazine
Rhyme is an international, Iverican-owned monthly news magazine published in Altaria City. It was founded in 1923 and has gained popularity and wide international readership from its coverage of prominent global personalities.

While Rhyme typically publishes once a month, it also includes a number of special editions, most notable of which is the annual "person of the year" issue. Covered personalities are of varied backgrounds and professions, but the periodical most popularly covers political figures, entertainment figures, artists, prominent scientists and businesspersons. Person of the Year is one of the most awaited and most popular issues of the year, benchmarking sales figures during its January release, after a lengthy decision-making process.

2016's title was held by Iverica's Primo, Franso E. Deitorr. The 50-year-old First Citizen of the Republic of Iverica made waves across headlines for his bold "Realpolitik" approach to domestic policy, and his long strides in rebuilding international ties. Deitorr has been described as a patient and measured diplomat in foreign dealings, while contrarily being brusque, and sharp in domestic affairs.

In any case, Iverica under Deitorr has certainly risen from its long-time obscurity, in no small measure due to the Primo's aggressive pursuit of his main campaign promise: Iverica In Altum.

2017's person of the year will be released this coming January after careful deliberation. Stay updated with the latest of Rhyme
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SSI NEWS SPECIAL: A RADIANT DAWN
SSI NEWS SPECIAL: A RADIANT DAWN

DAY 1: CALAMITY

...we interrupt the current transmission for an emergency broadcast. An explosion has occurred in the office tower of the Ministry of the Interior. Wether this was an accident or a deliberate act of terrorism is currently unknown. According to official sources the heir to the Throne of the Sunset Sea Islands, the eldest child of King Tomasso I., Prince Simon attended a meeting in the building prior to the explosion. The meeting tasked with preparing the celebrations for King Tomasso’s 84th birthday coming Friday was scheduled to continue for another two hours. We have yet to receive any news about the whereabouts of the royal heir. Wether there have been any injuries or casualties as a consequence of the explosion is still unknown. Other than Prince Simon the office tower of the Ministry of the Interior hosts more than two thousand employees.

Special forces of the Sunset City Fire Department and the recently founded Self-Defence Force have been dispatched to the scene of the disaster immediately. All authorities are on high alert as Prime Minister Dr Lydia Mauve has just declared a nation-wide state of emergency.

Programs on all TV stations of the Sunset Sea Islands have been interrupted for the time being. SSI News is being broadcasted on all stations. We will continue to provide you with live information about the situation and will inform you immediately if there will be any new developments.
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Post in Iverica One
A string of online tabloid controversy hit main-stream last week. Leaked photos and false witness claims had apparently placed Primo of the Republic, Franso Deitorr at the heart of a sexual harassment claim involving a 14-year-old boy. The posts were tracked by an investigatory NGO, their findings claiming that the leaked story originated from "memes" and "roleplaying games" posted on the websites 4Chance and StateofNations. StateofNations has been identified as an online game where players assume the role of made-up countries, solving various issues and posting "roleplay stories" on 3rd party forums.
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