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  1. Girkmand

    ATARA: First General Assembly

    Pictured: The Girkmandian delegate to ATARA, Gary Truman. The political orchard had at long last bared fruit. During these long arduous months of (primarily) Iverican labor, the size of the operation had steadily grown to include several new member countries. Gary Truman reminisced about his last visit to Porto Altaria in early December of 2017: the beautiful landscape and clear weather could not compare to the closing Girkmandian summer. One could easily imagine themselves retiring here. The travel plans had been made and Truman's suitcase was ready. He would be escorted to Girk International Airport and board the Virksomhetstråle private jet so thoughtfully provided by his benefactors. Déjà vu. The Aamotech aircraft coated in Girkmandian blurple paint took off from the runway and began to head for its destination. Flying was never one of Truman's favorite things about traveling, as it made him extremely nervous, but the luxury of making the trip in a private jet almost made it bearable. Soon enough he would be back on solid ground, but before that, there was still time to go over his files and catch some invaluable shuteye.
  2. Girkmand

    Blood Is Thicker Than Water

    A Girkmandian presidential private jet made its landing on Saxonia International Airport in Sachsen at approximately 06:00 in the morning. President Gerald Webb and his aides exited the aircraft accompanied by several burly secret servicemen from the Federal Political Directorate. The party made their way down the staircase, greeting the crowd of spectators and press representatives restrained some fifty meters away by a guard rail and a handful of Sachsenian police officers. At the bottom of the steps stood President Walter Fischer, a middle-aged gentleman with pale wrinkled skin, receding brown hair and old fashioned round glasses. Fischer was a stout conservative who personally supported traditional social values and free market economics, as one would expect from a self-made businessman. The two men shook hands and exchanged pleasantries like old pals. “How was your flight?” “It was fine, thank you. I hope we did not keep you waiting for long! It’s windy out here.” “No, no, not at all. A little breeze won’t knock me over.” President Webb followed alongside Fischer as the group made their way through the pathway draped in red carpet. The euphoric crowd’s cheers eventually fell into the background once they entered the airport terminal, which was entirely empty save for a few strategically placed policemen. One of the Sachsenian bodyguards navigated the group to the airport’s primary front exit, where another controlled line of spectators and media had gathered some meters away. A few headline shots later and the visitors finally embarked a sleek black armored limousine parked up front. The limousine took off, following the two police motorcycles driving ahead. Another pair of police motorcycles covered the rear of the convoy. The droning hum of the limousine’s engine was interrupted by the sharp clinking of glasses. “Can I offer you a drink?” Within seconds, Fischer produced a pair of beer glasses from the minibar cabinet and gently propped them onto the center table. It would have been rude to decline the offer at this point, considering Fischer was already pouring both men a glass of premium Sachsenian lager beer. Sachsen is renowned for its thriving lager industry and cheap alcohol, which is one of the most popular reasons for Girkmandians to visit the country. Conducting business over a drink is not uncommon in Sachsen, as drinking beer is a big part of local culture, especially in more rural areas. The convoy halted in front of the towering Prima Hotel in the heart of the city, where the Girkmandian delegation was set to stay for the duration of the visit. Inside, President Fischer was eager to personally show the visitors around the hotel. The Prima was built in 1953 during Girkmand’s long going Disorders by a diverse workforce of Sachsenian and Girkmandian laborers. Shortly after a trip to the glamorous penthouse suite, the tour concluded somewhat predictably in the hotel bar, where the two presidents reportedly talked quite passionately about history, politics, art and the coming unification referendum. The state visit was primarily just a popularity stunt, and the amount of headline photographs of Gerald Webb drinking a Sachsenian lager were largely proof of that. Over the coming week President Webb is scheduled to tour various parts of Saxonia, as well as appear on Sachsenian news channel Daily Pager for an interview about the plans for unification. Webb will attend two more meetings with the Sachsenian president on Friday and Saturday, before departing home on Sunday.
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    Federal Herald

    GIRKMAND-SACHSEN UNIFICATION REFERENDUM: Voting Scheduled For July Pictured: The Girk Federal Building The Federal Ministry of the Interior declared the creation of a joint state committee between Sachsenian and Girkmandian officials in today's press conference. The appropriately named Joint State Committee will be overseeing the management and execution of the unification referendum, publicly scheduled for July 1 2018. Several campaign ads have begun to spread on social media and on the streets of Girkmand and Sachsen, the vast majority of which appear to be in favor of unification. August Hacklehoff, the leader of the largest political party in Sachsen, The Centre, proclaimed his support for the unification referendum on Sachsenian TV news channel Daily Pager during an interview. Hacklehoff cited the economical benefits of unification as the primary point for his stance. "There's been debate over unification for many years now in parliament. We're living in an increasingly globalized world that directly correlates with the efficiency of our economy, and we have to adapt to that in order to stay competitive on the long term." -August Hacklehoff. Internet polls on various tabloid sites point to a very likely unification. 17,000 voters participating in an online survey hosted by popular Sachsenian online tabloid "The Good News" were asked: "Do you support unification with Girkmand?" to which 87% (14,790) voted "Yes" and 13% (2210) of which voted "No". Pictured: May 25, counter-protestors clashed with Sachsenian law-enforcement at a fascist pro-union demonstration However, several groups have already begun campaigning against the referendum. The one-issue party "Independent Sachsen" founded by Fritz Vessel, a prominent "Left" party member in Sachsen, has voiced concerns over the difficult process of integrating the two countries and claiming that the benefits of this procedure are "next to nil". Vocal members of east and west Slavic minorities, as well as select few other Argic nationals protested unification on the grounds that it seeks only to bolster the already entrenched Saxon population's social power. Several pro-union rallies are to be held by the controversial Girkmandian "Varma League" and Sachsenian "Sachsenpartei" over the coming two months. Initial demonstrations held on May 25 in Sachsen were interrupted by large groups of moderate protestors and self-proclaimed anarchists. The Girk Police announced that all further demonstrations would be provided police escorts, regardless if the demonstration is pro- or anti-union. The leader of the Varma League, Barbara Stumm denounced the violence "on both sides" and proclaimed that the party's demonstrations are not trying to incite hate against "any race, culture or nationality." Sachsenpartei leader Klaus Monch declared that the party will continue its demonstrations under police supervision, as agreed, and defend itself "if necessary". -Travis Dice 26 May 2018. Federal Herald
  4. Girkmand saw radical changes after the turn of the 17th century. Corruption, inflation and other socioeconomic hardships severely weakened the military as its funding and resources were now directed elsewhere. Many discontent soldiers deserted in search of greener pastures. The army was fighting the people it had sworn to protect: angry mobs of starving workers flocked to the streets to riot and were subsequently cut down by soldiers. The ill Republic was left completely open for attack from foreign powers. Through 1601-1657 the Republic was struggling to fend off the combined Jugenile, Kerlian and Luwidgian invasions and as a result, lost much of its territory and resources. The Republican Navy was almost entirely destroyed during the Battle of Goodwill (1647) when the army of Luwidgian general Karl Danzig burned down the Kimberly harbor. The Republican Army lost some 27,000 men in the battle. The loss was devastating and morale plummeted in the ranks. Field Marshal Hans Geralt continued the defense of the country despite the infighting and the harsh odds, becoming a popular figure in the minds of the people through his bravery of fighting in the ranks with his soldiers. Several Girkmandian near-wins halted the utter destruction of the country; Field Marshal Hans Geralt's famous 1655 "Letter to the Council" read as such: "...through key Girkmandian near-wins, we continue to dominate the vital war of nerves". The Republican Army successfully defended the sovereignty of the Girkmandian Republic long enough for acceptable peace terms to be made. The following decades would be used to recover and recuperate from the devastating human and economical losses. During the Second Girkmandian Empire (1857-1897) of the last elected prime magistrate John H. Beyer, the Republican Army saw great change in leadership and organization: officers who had proven to have no willingness dealing in matters of war and were merely chosen for their social status rather than skill were liquidated and replaced by men who had proven their ability to lead. The army received greater funding and modern equipment for the upcoming war effort. The shackles of the oligarchy were broken and corruption in the ranks hit an all time low. A draft system was devised to build up the army's manpower pool; mass production of military equipment, uniforms and supplies was achieved through the rapid industrialization of Girkmand through revolutionary new economic policies. Backed by a surge of patriotism among the general population, the self-proclaimed Emperor set his sights on the territories lost to the Luwidgians, Kerlians and Jugeniles. A series of bloody wars followed during which the three kingdoms fell: the First Liberation War (1867-1875), the Second Liberation War (1879-1883) and the Third Liberation War (1888-1897). At the start of the First Liberation War, the Girkmandian forces began making furious marches into enemy territory, taking them completely by surprise. Vital strategic resources were immediately seized and the rapid advance sought to lower enemy morale so much that the governments would capitulate and agree to premature peace terms. The initial assault against Luwidgian positions during the First Liberation War proved successful: several enemy units were encircled and either annihilated or taken prisoner. The retreating Luwidgian army garrisoned and fortified large important cities which resulted in years of brutal siege warfare that caused great loss of life between both sides. The exiled Luwidgian government fled to Kerlia in 1876 when the last besieged city surrendered to Girkmandian troops. The Second Liberation War was sparked when the combined armies of Kerlian and Jugenile forces made a preemptive attack on Girkmand in 1879. Faulty intel had suggested that the Girkmandian army was still recovering from its first war in 1875. However, much of the army was still mobilized to the advantage of the Girkmandians, who put up fierce resistance at the border. The army retreated some 150 kilometers before it was reinforced by the reserve line. The defensive began in June 1880 along the heavily fortified southern border. Field Marshal Franz Munich ordered the 1st and 2nd Corps to intentionally expose the eastern flank with the Kerlians to try and lure the enemy into pushing past their defenses, effectively entrapping themselves behind Girkmandian lines. Miraculously, the ruse worked: the Battle of Bric commenced on 14th August 1882 during which the entrapped Kerlian army was dispatched by the 4th and 6th Reserve Cavalry Corps. The ensuing chaos between Kerlian and Jugenile communications resulted in a complete breakdown of situational strategic understanding. The Jugenile 17th, 2nd and 3rd armies to the west were pushed back in the September offensive of 1883. A fragile ceasefire followed by a peace treaty commenced after casualties on both sides rose to the hundreds of thousands. Men were reportedly tripping over bodies during the brutal melee. The realities of war had finally reached the Girkmandians at home, many of whom had lost their homes, loved ones or businesses in the war. Girkmandian public officials began to report on the war as a "defensive victory" to try and cull the growing anti-war sentiment in the country. In 1888, the Republican Army would embark on its final offensive against the weakened Kerlian capital. The home front of Girkmand was thoroughly exhausted by the continuous wars of their emperor and took to the streets in protest. Anti-draft riots broke out that were violently put down by auxiliary militias. Many veterans in the army were replaced by newly recruited youths with little experience in matters of war. Nonetheless, countless young men marched to Kerlia. Kerlian forces were still suffering from the Battle of Bric, during which they lost an enormous amount of experienced soldiers and equipment. The Battle of Harz resulted in a full-scale retreat of the Kerlian forces, who were pursued to the capital Corenz and subsequently besieged. Girkmand's long supply lines severely hampered the efforts of the besiegers who would go on for days without food, coupled with frequent night raids by Kerlian forces. Several failed attempts to assault the city were made from 1888-1891. In 1892, the Jugenile Kingdom sent the Second Girkmandian Empire an ultimatum: cease all hostilities against the Kingdom of Kerlia at the threat of war. Although hesitant, Emperor John H. Beyer refused the ultimatum. The Jugeniles declared war on Girkmand on December 13 1893. Girkmand was now fighting a two-front war. Several auxiliary divisions and reservists were sent to defend the western border against the Jugenile invasion. Recent innovations in the arms industry led the Republican Army to purchase several thousand recoil-operated machine guns in 1890, which it used to successfully stop several Jugenile attacks during the Battle of Wunder, in which 12,000 Jugenile soldiers were killed, 13,000 wounded and 5,000 captured. The frontlines remained virtually the same until 1895. The Kerlian capital Corenz was finally captured in January 1896 in the Third Siege of Corenz by Field Marshal Martin Hautzkopf. The city was nearly razed to the ground after some 700 artillery guns were brought to bombard the town. The Girkmandians lost 10,714 men in the assault while the defenders lost some ~8,000 soldiers. The tired armies on the Kerlian front were reorganized on the undermanned Jugenile front. The Battle of Rhynz began early in the morning on October 1 1896 at around 6:00 AM. After initial clashes the previous day, the main Jugenile forces began to march straight into the entrenched Girkmandian positions with over 18,000 men. Girkmandian machine guns opened fire on the exposed units. An estimated 2,500 Jugenile soldiers died during the first hour. Girkmandian positions suffered from some enemy artillery fire, although few casualties are reported to have been caused by the shelling. The 12th and 15th Corps of the Republican Army advanced, forcing the Jugeniles to break. The Girkmandian main line began its assault against the Jugenile forces camped 20 km away. Supported by indirect artillery fire and machine guns, the army managed to inflict enough casualties on the enemy to push well past the Jugenilian borders. Field Marshal Martin Hautzkopf arranged his divisions into separate columns, anxious to cut off the retreating Jugeniles. The separate columns engaged in a pincer movement, trapping the Jugenile armies between themselves and the main line. Concerned about enemy reinforcements, Field Marshal Martin Hautzkopf sought to finish off the entrapped armies as quickly as possible. No prisoners were taken. Field Marshal Martin Hautzkopf's armies fought light skirmishes on their march to the Jugenilian capital Juge. The Girkmandian armies besieged the capital city until its defenders' eventual surrender on November 20, 1897 following a peace treaty demanding the full annexation of Kerlia and Jugenile into the Second Girkmandian Empire.
  5. The Free State of Sachsen lies to the eastern border of Girkmand. It is an administrative anomaly that the federal government often juggles with; the people of Sachsen share the same ethnic, cultural and lingual traits as their Girkmandian contemporaries. The close kindred ties have long been a subject of curious comparisons by inhabitants of both neighboring countries, as well as researchers abroad. The Sachsen dialect of English that is spoken across the border is further complemented by what many consider a funny, alien accent. Genetic research has proven that both the Girkmandians and Sachsenians share a common haplogroup pertaining to the Saxon influence in the Middle-Argis region. Many Girkmandians have distant relatives living in Sachsen, and vice versa. As such, relations between the two nations’ citizens are warm and welcoming. Frequent tourist trips are made to and from Sachsen by organizations promoting Saxon heritage. Intergovernmental bonds are strengthened by heavy Girkmandian investment in the Sachsenian hydroelectric sector, which is primarily controlled by the Girkmandian Federal Power Corporation. The heavily industrialized Sachsenian economy compensates for its lack of agricultural output with its proficient manufacturing industry which it uses to import other resources, primarily from Girkmand. In 2007, a customs union between the two nations was proposed by prominent Girkmandian and Sachsenian economists, backed by a lobby of merchants, corporations and free trade activists. The union was officially taken into effect the following year in 2008. The Federal Railway Company of Girkmand undertook a massive infrastructure project that sought to build an international railway from Girkmand to Sachsen in 2010. The railway was completed in 2013 and taken into service in 2014. Today, the railway is considered to be a vital organ of both countries’ economies. The railway was a direct result of the 2007 customs union that paved the way for further economic integration between Sachsen and Girkmand: now, the two are economically virtually inseparable. Argis, and by extent, Middle-Argis, are primarily populated by Slavic peoples, designated as the following: Western Slavs (Girkmand, Cavunia) East Slavs (Eurofuhrer, Polish-Lithunianian Commonwealth, Greater Serbia) and North Slavs (Ahrana, Hellenic Rus). This is no surprise, as both Girkmand and Sachsen are host to a numerable Slavic population. The geographical significance of Slavic to Saxon inhabitation is often referred to as the “Argis encirclement theory” by ultra nationalist movements and it is a facet of many racist and fascist ideologies. The “theory” concludes that Girkmand, and by extent, the Saxon peoples, are encircled by the “lesser” Slavs, who directly threaten the sovereignty and freedom of the Germanic Saxon race, which has to unite in order to ward off the threat of Slavic communism. In moderate circles the idea of unification has received a fair amount of support from the peoples of both nations, particularly on the basis of economics. Sachsen and Girkmand greatly depend on each other for economic sustenance, and are both culturally, lingually and ethnically related. The Free State of Sachsen is to hold a referendum regarding its entry into the Girkmandian Federal Republic as a Free State, which would retain all of its current administrative privileges in the federation, were it to join. The Girkmandian federal government is publicly more than receptive to the idea, as it would help strengthen the nation’s cultural and economical ties while improving the nation’s security on the eastern border. The wheels of bureaucracy have started moving, and the preparations for the referendum are currently under way, with both nations’ top lawyers and politicians busy with the plans of officially integrating Sachsen into the federation.
  6. Girkmand

    EurthVision Song Contest 2018

    Performer: Mannfred & Friends Song: "Looking for Freedom" One morning in June some twenty years ago I was born a rich man's son I had everything that money could buy, but freedom I had none I've been looking for freedom I've been looking so long I've been looking for freedom Still the search goes on I've been looking for freedom since I left my home town I've been looking for freedom Still it can't be found I headed down the track my baggage on my back I left the city far behind Walking down that road with my heavy load trying to find some ease of mind Father said: "You'll be sorry, son, if you leave your home this way And when you realize the freedom money buys You'll come running home someday" I've been looking for freedom I've been looking so long I've been looking for freedom Still the search goes on I've been looking for freedom Since I left my home town I've been looking for freedom Still it can't be found I made a lot of dues had plenty to lose travelling across the land Worked on a farm, got some muscle in my arms but still I'm not a self-made man I feel the run for many years to come I'll be searching door to door And given some time some day I'm gonna find the freedom (freedom, freedom) I've been searching for I've been looking for freedom I've been looking so long I've been looking for freedom Still the search goes on I've been looking for freedom Since I left my home town I've been looking for freedom Still it can't be found Still it can't be found
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    Federal Herald

    VERDE CRISIS: Navy Recalled, Troop Readiness Lowered to Default Pictured: Girkmandian Coastal Jägers The Federal Ministry of Defense announced earlier today that it will cease operations in the Verde and that all Girkmandian units would default back to normal readiness as a result of a total recall of TRIDENT troops sent to the blockade. The Verde Crisis that officially began on 9 April has now ended after two long weeks in neither triumph nor defeat. Federal Minister of Defense Victor Heinz stated that: "Girkmand has demonstrated to the world and Her allies Her determination to defend Herself and others, in order to preserve our security and freedom in a free world." Minister Heinz further elaborated on the reasoning behind Girkmandian involvement, noting that: "We took an oath, and we've fulfilled our duty to help our allies." Chief of Defense General James Williamson mentioned that there was a general feeling of relief among the general staff. "It puts into perspective the kind of turbulent times we live in. This has been another reminder that we have to always remain vigilant." General Williamson commended all Army, Navy and Air Force servicemen for their quick actions during the crisis. All Girkmandian brigades have been kept in suspended readiness over the last two weeks, with a select number of coastal units being fully mobilized. Brigade General Feodor Trautmann of the Viburk Brigade shared that: "The last two weeks have been extremely tough for the boys, but I have nothing but good things to say about all of our servicemen. Everybody knew what to do when we were put on the spot, and I am extremely proud of that." -Travis Dice 23 Apr 2018. Federal Herald
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    Expansion: Eurofuhrer

    That's a large claim, @Orioni. I obviously do not approve IC due to @The Eurofuhrer aligning himself towards the red bloc of Argis, but OOC I am of the opinion that everyone should be able to roleplay what they want without arbitrary restrictions, given that what they're doing is roleplayed appropriately and realistically. I would like to make clear that this will no doubt greatly strain relations between our two countries IC. The Eurofuhrer can and should expect retaliation upon extensive western expansion, especially if it begins to trivialize the sovereignty of neighboring independent states.
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    [OOC] Verde Blockade

    I was admittedly mostly focused on TRIDENT. I'll be sure to include your ships in the next update, if I get around to it. I'll make an effort to ask around and verify my data if I make another one of these. Thanks to you both for clarifying this.
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    [OOC] Verde Blockade

    Here's a map of initial ship deployments / deployment plans that I gathered from public posts made on @Ahrana's news broadcasts and the IC Verde Blockade thread. It's not 100% accurate, but I think it may help visualize the situation. The path markers are simply there to represent the predicted destinations of the fleets at the moment. The dates next to the unit names represent the time when the post describing that particular unit's actions were made, and thus signifies their last known location.
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    The Verde Blockade

    08:30 WAT -3 09 April 2018 The office of the Chief of Defence Girk, Girkmand The longstanding tensions in Middle Argis have long been a cause for concern among the chiefs of staff of the Girkmandian armed forces. As inevitable as a major conflict may have seemed in the past, Chief of Defense James Williamson could barely fathom what he had just read. The brown case brought onto his desk this morning was ripe with content: Ahranaian publications composed by the Federal Political Directorate, various intelligence reports, latest compiled messages, and finally this, what was essentially a call to arms sent by the United States of @Prymont. General James Williamson exited his office with the brown case firmly held in his hands. He clicked the door shut and began to make his way to the meeting room in the building's west wing. An emergency conference was declared over the phone by his decree, to which he summoned the President, Vice President, Minister of Defense and the appropriate Federal Army and Navy command staff. The assortment of confused generals, admirals, brigadier generals and colonels slowly began to realize the severity of the situation as the brown case rotated around the table of grumpy middle-aged men, each one's medals and epaulettes tacked on slightly more haphazardly than the last. General James Williamson stood from his seat at the front of the table and the quiet grumbles quickly died down. A shotgun briefing commenced on the subject that was still so hot that new information was being relayed to General Williamson by his secretaries during his speech. The assembly listened intently, some forgetting to even drink the cup of coffee laid out before them as a testament to the situation's seriousness. You could hear a feather drop into a haystack after the Chief of Defense finished his improvised speech. Men rubbed their heads and pulled their collars. "What now?" asked General Williamson. A message was dispatched to the headquarters of all active Girkmandian brigades declaring the increase of troop readiness. Confused conscripts from around the country shook the earth with a collective groan to express the lamentation felt over the cancellation of their weekend holidays over "some dumb drill". Similarly in the Kimberly, Girk and Overland Air Commands, frantic radio chatter eventually confirmed the increase of troop readiness. Pilots would now be expected to take off from their runways at the drop of a hat. The news eventually came down to the Federal Navy's 2nd Missile Squadron which was tasked with supporting the proposed blockade. The crews of the three detached subordinate Nixie-class fast attack craft hastily boarded their respective vessels after breakfast and a quick mission briefing by the commodore. Two Coastal Defense battalions were similarly briefed and placed into a state of suspended readiness. All remaining ships were to stay on alert and assume patrol duties along the Girkmandian coastline. All @Ahranaian military vessels and air units are to be asked to divert away from Girkmandian territory with explicit orders NOT to open fire unless fired upon. The 1st Naval Detachment comprised of GNS Horatio, GNS Secretary and GNS Bystander is to move to the Verde without challenging any opposing ships along its path. The fuse was lit.
  12. Girkmand

    Federal Herald

    GOODWILL NPP: Resurrection of Infamous Third Unit Project Pictured: The Goodwill Nuclear Power Plant in 2017. The state-owned Federal Power Corporation announced that construction work will resume with the intention of finishing the project by Q1 2019. The Goodwill Nuclear Power Plant is infamous for its third reactor unit which is still under construction as of 2018. The project originally began in December 2006 when the licensing request for the plant was accepted by the federal government. Initial estimates set the project's completion date to 2011: units 1, 2 and 3 were scheduled to begin commercial production the same year. The two Boiling Water Reactors (BWRs) were successfully completed on schedule and began commercial production a year later. However, in late 2012 it was revealed that the final reactor's deadline would have to be pushed back to 2013 due to unforeseen complications with its Evolutionary Power Reactor (EPR), among other things. Project progress was quiet until early 2013 when the Federal Power Corporation sued contractor ARTISAN (a Girkmandian engineering and construction conglomerate) and several other companies for the previous delays. Federal Power cited ARTISAN's failure to adhere to the project's quality standards. The situation was, quote, "not good" according to Project Manager Richard Hutz, who moved most of the blame for the project's failures on the alleged poor worksmanship and project management skills provided by ARTISAN and other hired contractors. Construction was halted for the duration of the court cases, during which the controversial story gained its tacky nickname: "The Goodwill No-Power Plant". In 2016, ARTISAN settled with Federal Power, agreeing to pay FRG$450 million dollars of the requested FRG$3 billion dollars to Federal Power for the lost revenue (ARTISAN had counter-sued Federal Power and demanded a similar sum of three billion dollars for lost revenue). Production remained halted until 2017 when the Federal Power Corporation announced that it would lay off over 2,500 employees involved with the third reactor project. Spokesperson for the Federal Power Corporation Ricky Dick declared the Easter resurrection of the project this evening on the 2nd of April, 2018. In the news conference, Mr. Dick emphasized the company's intentions of bringing closure to the project: "By God we're going to finish this plant, or we'll find someone who can!" -Travis Dice 2 Apr 2018. Federal Herald
  13. It's not the end of the world if someone uses the same people for their characters as me. I don't intend to exercise any exclusive rights over them. Here are the main faces of my country coupled with their real-life equivalents. President Gerald Webb - Rick Scott, Florida Governor Vice President Tommy Howitzer - Tom Selleck, Actor Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs Thomas Hoffman - David Hasselhoff, Actor ATARA Delegate Gary Truman - Klaus Scharioth, German Ambassador to the United States Most of my other cabinet members are just random East German and Swedish ministers. https://www.nationstates.net/nation=girkmand/detail=factbook/id=996103
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    Anybody Wanna Go to Space? [OOC]

    Sounds very intriguing. I don't have the capital or national interest to adequately develop a space program, but it would be nice to see something develop out of this. Nice of you to reach out and show initiative.
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    KAP World Grand Prix Series

    COUNTRY: Federal Republic of Girkmand NATIONAL RACING COLOURS: Dark blue-gray and white TEAM NAME: McRae World Rally Team TEAM PRINCIPAL: Jimmy McRae NATIONAL CIRCUIT: Lincoln Motor Stadium 3.3 km (2.100 mi) in length, the Lincoln Motor Stadium is a vintage circuit constructed in 1961 by local racing prodigy Rex P.W Walls; the "Grand Hope Rally" continues to be hosted to this day by the Girkmand National Grand Prix in Hope, Serens.