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About Asgeirria

  • Birthday 10/09/1997

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    Asgeirr City
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    John Valentino
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  1. Surprising Resurfacing for Archeology, Theology Today in the Zhakrifa region, surveyors confirmed reports of a huge stone structure buried beneath a layer of sediment along the river, first indicated by surveillance satellites analyzing terrain for the expansion of precision farming in Asgeirria. The structure itself seems to be made of a polished limestone, and was once capped with some sort of metal cone or tip, judging by chemical deposits on the upper structure. Large-scale excavation is slated to begin after the end of the flooding season in Zhakrifa, with surveys of additional sites also being in the works as the increase in surveillance from orbit has revealed other possible sites. The original builders of the structure appear to be the Middle Kingdom, judging from the age and quality of the masonry. Perhaps with further study, more can be learned about the enigmatic civilization that fell over 3,000 years ago. In an interview with the Imperator, a very important question was asked: Are non-Asgeirrians ever worthy of the next Dreaming? "I find no evidence, contemporary or historical, that might suggest genetic heritage has anything to do with ascending to the next Dreaming. The notion that Asgeirrians and their descendants will be the only inhabitants of the next dreaming is a misconception that, as misconceptions often do, stems from a kernel of truth, which is that one must be worthy of the next Dreaming in order to ascend, and Asgeirrians are, as a people, supremely worthy." Many conservatives decry the extremely liberal nature of this judgement, especially among the recently reinstated Hattusa. In these turbulent times, the rumblings of change are often drowned out by the chorus of nay-sayers.
  2. OPORD 1.4 All vessels will be recalled to their home ports to upgrade anti-air and missile interception systems, as well as modernizing and updating targeting, tracking, and fire control systems. OPORD 1.4.1 F/N-5 aircraft will begin replacing helicopters on compatible vessels, priority on Gaia-class flight deck cruisers. OPORD 1.4.2 Additional Concordia-class and Gaia-class vessels will be laid down, IAW wartime emergency safety and engineering standards laid out in GANM 7.11.420. OPORD 1.4.3 Prepare Logistical Sustainment Squadron, Classis IX, for the deployment of extensive naval minefields, VIA training with dummy mines, and staging out of Tarsein.
  3. STRATORD 1-AEGIR Prepare to secure key straits through inexpensive and persistent means Develop and field naval detection systems and networks Assess and upgrade coastal defense locations and systems OPORD 1.1 Design and produce mines of various specifications, for deployment via air and sea. Include anti-sweep mines, anti-submarine mines, dummy mines, and homing mines. OPORD 1.2 Design and produce sound surveillance systems to detect and track vessels in controlled waters. OPORD 1.3 Design and produce heavy projectile weapon capable of engaging naval targets accurately at 150km.
  4. "Ah, expanding your military. It is believed that eventually the smaller, quieter nations will be swallowed whole by those who dominate their regions. Asgeirria will not be lost to history, and it seems neither will Rihan. Asgeirria would be willing to assist in the funding of any such rearmament, by means of exporting production of certain assets to Rihan, if you are at all interested. However, I am eager to negotiate all aspects of what we have discussed, in a more official capacity. Many of the older Legates who advise me have been waiting a lifetime for such an opportunity, as you might imagine."
  5. For the past two and a half centuries, Asgeirria had been in an arms race with the coalition islands. Following the war coming to a close, the militarily-focused industries and government were faced with a crisis of action; to expand or not to expand. A huge amount of the population was employed by military factories, military facilities, and military services, to include the government officials whose job it was to oversee the quality of production, condition of workers, and distribution of supplies and equipment. Behind closed doors, Regis Celestia and High Command decided it would deal a crippling blow to the economy to cease the rapid expansion. Besides, so much had already been paid for, why shut down that production? Instead, plans were drawn up for pushing back into their former territories. It was calculated that there was approximately a 70.2% chance of foreign intervention in offensive scenarios; such contingencies were projected to result in unacceptable mission degradation. Naval preeminence, airspace denial, and counter-strategic primacy were the three highest priorities. For the naval aspect, the orders of work were: Modernization of aging vessels Upscaling production of Line vessels Reorganizing fleets and ship classification Designing and implementing bleeding edge systems and technologies Decreasing reliance on aircraft for both C2 and long-range strike capabilities For airspace denial, the orders of work were: Modernization of aging airframes Upscaling production of Line aircraft Reorganizing the air fleet Designing and implementing leading edge systems and technologies Reducing cost of Line aircraft Decreasing reliance on aircraft for C2, aerial defense, and target interception Stockpiling Line aircraft and missiles for the eventual degradation of the military industrial base in a prolonged strategic war Implementation of extensive detection, anti-aircraft, and point defense systems in operationally and strategically critical areas For Counter-strategic primacy, the orders of work were: Fortification and expansion of existing networking and C2 assets, including satellite presence Hardening critical infrastructure against strategic and covert attacks Hardening critical coastlines and positions around major hubs of transportation and logistics on the mainland Preparing long-range naval engagement positions to support naval mining Improving C2 and satellite surveillance capabilities Modernization of existing defenses While the groundwork had been laid for this top secret project had been laid with the intention of the defeat of the coalition in the late 40s, with the construction of coastal defenses, fortification command bunkers, and the underground network stemming out from the New City, but had long laid dormant due to budgeting issues. Now, with an increasing tendency for militarism and the opportunity for the expansion and enrichment of Asgeirria, meaningful progress could be made.
  6. "High Command intends to make the Gulf of Aurelia into an Asgeirrian lake. We have historical claims on thousands of miles of coast, stretching from horizon to horizon. We have no interest in the interior and most of the northern and eastern coasts." The truth of the matter was that Asgeirria was going to reunify its old territories under the banner of the Asgeirrian Empire of old, but that was neither here nor there in this discussion. From what Valentino could tell, this was a discussion about how to carve up the continent, not a dream journal recital. "And what parts of the continent do you have your eye on?"
  7. Charged Rating Sparks Fiery Outrage The Mundus Liber report, or as some are beginning to call it, the Mundus Libel report, is beginning to face international backlash as many nations, free and oppressed alike, protest its biased and, in some cases, blatantly incorrect rankings. John Valentino, on call from a diplomatic summit, was asked to comment on the scandal; "This isn't a genuine ranking of nation's freedoms, this is a crusade of conformism. It's an insult to the heritage of freedom our culture boasts; we are a bastion against those who would take freedom for a promise of safety. We are a beacon of independent thought, we are the mecca of the free thinker. Millions of Asgeirrians have died for the principles of liberty and self-determination that we stand for. Perhaps the small minds of this world see us 'authoritarian' or 'backwards', but ask any man on the street what the government gives him, and he will answer his right to choose. The choice of life, death, happiness, sadness, sacrifice, passion, art, the choice of love. The love for the vivacious culture that surrounds you, the majestic landscapes found across our country, love for your fellow Asgeirrian, love for yourself, and love for whom you choose. You have the right to pursue happiness, in any and all forms. No matter what any insular survey says, we are free." In other news, Ahrana has broken off the alliance between us and them after Legate Zhurong exposed them as collaborating with TRIDENT. She sent proof while being pursued by Ahranaian political enforcers, before being caught trying to escape to her homeland. They threatened to attack Asgeirria if they did not allow personnel, including two legions of humanitarian troops rebuilding infrastructure in Xara's decrepit ports, to be jailed within a week. They also had spies in Asgeirria, and ordered them to torch military assets! The treachery. The Imperator has not chosen the course of war, wishing to spare those who have families in Ahrana the loss that would occur once their government was forced to begin drafting soldiers to feed the meatgrinder that a war against us would be. Asgeirria's space program is beginning in earnest, as the first government-funded satellites with the express purpose of research have been launched. Regis Celestia has cited allowing citizens the freedom to explore and learn about our universe as the one of the main reasons for the program's creation, as well as better understanding Eurth's physical processes to maximize combat capabilities. The Imperator has ordered that part of the profits of Asgeirria's sizable Sovereign wealth fund be put towards scientific endeavors, and improving the existing educational system.
  8. ICE and Hazel complied with the terms well. ICE made sure to clean up trash and other messes in their areas, before leaving on the Asgeirrian transports. Hazel and her entourage arrived at the airport unarmed, where they went through all the processes to leave. Ahranaian agents and personnel were returned to their home country IAW the outlined executive orders mentioned above. It was a very civil end to a breakdown which might have led to a bloodbath. Asgeirrians were not a treacherous bunch, nor were they spiteful or begrudging. The borders were not closed to Ahranaians coming to visit family, the sights, or even to make a new home in the nation. The process was a little bit harder now, as the freedom of movement the two nations had enjoyed was no longer in effect. Ahranaian businesses in Asgeirria were grandfathered into changes in tariffs, and Peacekeepers kept watch over any at-risk areas, making sure no violence was propogated against Ahranaian citizens.
  9. The emperor read over the list. "Legalese or not, I can see nothing here that I disagree with. I hope that we will have time to go over each point individually, in a more official capacity. A few things I should bring up now: Asgeirria has its eyes on the horizons. We have recently annexed the coalition responsible for our isolation to our immediate area. Now, without the threat of the coalition looming, we intend to expand. My hope is for us to divvy up the choice bits as mentioned in point one, subsection two. Additionally, ValenCorp has a monopoly on almost all markets in Asgeirria, which might require some protectionism on your end should a free trade agreement go ahead, unless you fancy your domestic company's prices being undercut by a foreign company. Small business is also an extremely important facet of Asgeirria's economy and culture, although most of the businesses provide niche services. Hopefully Rihanese business won't interfere too much with the varied fauna and flora of our economy, but if it does, we might consider protectionist policies. Otherwise, all business is tentatively welcome. I look forward to increase cooperation between our nations, in all facets."
  10. @Orioni Okay I'm actually finished now, I introduced all the key players I intended to, I brought the islands to the place I wanted them, and I've got the beginnings of my next expansion lined up for after my internal solidification.
  11. For two millennia, Asgeirrians had sought and found victory on battlefields innumerable. Countless millions had fallen at their hands, from the interior of Aurelia, to far-flung islands across the horizon. They had earned a reputation for unmatched prowess and ferocity in battle, leaving every enemy victor with the bitter taste of the loss of life. However, they were also known for their mercy and honorable conduct. The opportunity for surrender was almost always afforded the enemy, and prisoners treated well. They abstained from looting and pillaging, they treated the sick and wounded of the enemy and civilians with great care and compassion. The coalition war was not one of arms, but one of hearts and minds. It had been going on for nearly 300 years, and it would likely never come to a close. However, as the first Asgeirrian-trained, island-born Peacekeepers began patrolling the streets, there was a shift in policy. The rebels were asked to submit their information via unarmed courier at rendezvous points, which included whether or not they wanted to continue the conflict, and what House they wished to form or be a part of. All normal Asgeirrian bureaucracy was to take place, and at the end of this, the rebels would be deemed state-sanctioned dissidents, so long as they followed the rules of conduct. Per the 21st Legate of Asgeirria, Nahid Khan, all those who wished to disassociate with the rebellion would be pardoned and reeducated to find a place in Asgeirrian society. Billions had been spent on the islands, taking a sizeable chunk out of both the budget and the sovereign wealth fund, but effectively modernizing most of the infrastructure and industry in the islands, and rebuilding much of what was lost during the war in under a year. The vast construction projects had been slow at first, but having taken some time to educate and train laborers from the islands themselves had both employed and given future livelihoods to much of the non-agricultural populace. A major effort to accredit educational institutions in the island was made, though they lacked the universities and colleges that were ubiquitous in Asgeirria. The Imperial Academies were opened to all qualifying entrants from the islands, in accordance with their strict admission quotas. The Hattusa were rewarded for their service in the islands, and offered status as a sanctioned House, giving them the status necessary to be selected as legates and imperators. This was a major step, politically, as the Hattusa had been pariahs for the past few thousand years. John Valentino believed the time was right to bring them into the fold, so to speak, as they had done Asgeirria a great service, and proven themselves on the battlefield. It was a major step in the direction of a reunified Asgeirrian Empire, as internal support was key for such a bold move. Was the time of glory near? Or would the empire face an eminent collapse? Regis Celestia faced a turbulent future. Many decisions would need to be made to properly guide the nation through this. Without proper leadership and direction, there was a good change that Asgeirria might fail. Other than High Command, there were few places that leadership might come from. Obsessed with the recapture of former territories, these same leaders might fail to see the dangers of international resistance. Despite this, the Asgeirrian people would charge forward, hungry for expansion, prosperity, and glory.
  12. The emperor almost choked on his tea. To be as powerful as Argis? It would take a miracle to bring Aurelia down to the level of those frozen savages. One of our divisions alone has more bullets than Prymont has citizens. We've got ships that cost more than Girkmand's entire military budget. Ahrana can't stop changing governments long enough to have a coherent foreign policy. Greater Serbia is being invaded over slavery. I must misunderstand his meaning. The emperor paused for a moment before responding. "Mathon, may I call you Mathon? Nothing we say here is final, so let's not beat around the bush. Asgeirria is looking to expand its territories on the Aurelian continent, and we are seeking an ally. My personal vision for Asgeirria is to reestablish the far-reaching empire that we enjoyed in antiquity. I envision our two nations expanding into Aurelia side by side, a new era of cooperation and prosperity. That's my end goal here, all cards on the table. If any part of this is not something you're interested in, please tell me now and we'll save time on the back end of the negotiations later."
  13. "I agree. Our Republic, as well, cannot hope to achieve greatness through solidarity. In my opinion, close cooperation with Rihan is the true way forward to a stable and civilized Aurelia. How we proceed with such cooperation, however, is open-ended. I think you'll find Asgeirria quite flexible in these negotiations, Praetor." Asgeirria had claims to vast swathes of land stretching across Aurelia, though claims were just that. What they did have, however, was shared culture, architecture, love for bread. Not all former sectors were as violently disposed as the former Coalition islands, and High Command expected full reintegration to be possible within a decade. Having a close ally, especially one as capable in ground-fighting as Rihan, sharing regional governance.... The entire continent could be under their control in one or two years. But of course, holding that much territory with such a short transition period was sure to cause issues. For now, the main objective was to secure a reliable ally as a groundwork for all future operations.
  14. Valentino poured himself some tea, and took some bread. Asgeirrians loved bread, with a passion almost as fiery as their love for battle and excessively shiny armor. "Lovely bread. Now, what shall we discuss first, hm?" He probed, "What are you needs and wants for the official negotiations?" From what he could tell, directness was the proper approach to the Praetor.
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