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  1. Shffahkia

    NSAS (Nacia Sciiga Agentejo de Sffahkia)

    Shffahkian writer René Cerf dies aged 92 Famous Shffahkian Collectivist writer, René Cerf, born 1926 was confirmed dead on Wednesday the 12th of December 2018. The cause of death specified on the death certificate of the late writer was cardiac arrest with respiratory failure and congestive heart failure as underlying causes. The death of Cerf marks an end to a life almost as old as the Shffahkian Collectivist Party itself. René Cerf was possibly the most famous Shffahkian Collectivist writer whose carrier began in the 1960s with his book "La Duelo de Ideologioj" (1965) which was a political commentary based on 1960s' Shffahkia with the Shffahkian break-up looming on the background. He officially changed his name to Reneo Serfo to reflect his political allegiance. His claim to fame was the 1974 book "La Moderna Viro" where he laid out the characteristics and foundations of what he called "the optimal Collectivist man" who is altruistic, creative and replaceable. The book itself describes his own interpretation of the Collectivist utopia, a world where there no gods or kings reign. Core to his book were its deep-rooted criticisms of class societies and the plethora of ways with which Capitalism enables the antiquated world standards. The most known of his work outside Shffahkia is "La Konsumanto-Sklavo" or "The Consumer-Slave" (1997). In this book, Cerf speaks of a dystopia where the populace is controlled by the faceless government referred to as the House of Naï. The House of Naï controls society, not through any religious dogma, force or political ideology, but through Consumerism. The House of Naï is formed from the Sons of Fhaign who are the rich and influential controlling the means of production and thus controlling society through various consumables such as new clothes and new cars. The society laid out within this book is one obsessed with the prospect or satiating their individual egoist needs with the newest fads. This way of life is called Nova Vivo within the book, and central to it is the concept that a man cannot be happy if he doesn't have as much as possible of the newest products. According to Nova Vivo, a person's worth comes not from their inherent humanity or labour, but rather through the economic potential that person possesses which is seen from their own possessions. The individual is constantly pressured to buy the new needless commodity so they may truly be happy until the next new commodity comes out. The book follows the organization L1B3R3C0 or FR33D0M which seeks to undo the rule of the House of Naï. René Cerf was deeply engaged with Shffahkian politics and clashed many a time through his 92 years of living with the Collectivist Party and Kondukanto. He has gone on record calling President Larua "a dictator who is only a stone's throw away from a tyrant." Despite the historically cold relations between the two, Larue stated during Public Broadcast that "... Cerf and I didn't have the best relations, and I'd wager to guess he had less than great things to say of me. Nevertheless, he was an exemplary writer one we will miss sourly. But his death reminds us that as the world changes so does Shffahkia..." René Cerf stated within his will that he wishes to donate his body towards scientific causes after his death. Thus he will not be buried. A memorial is set to December the 17th within his hometown of Notiqualle where a memorial plaque will be unveiled at the Notiqualle town hall to honour one of its most distinguished inhabitants.
  2. Shffahkia

    *GAME* Word association!

  3. Shffahkia

    Expansion "idea" by Shffahkia

    Greetings and Salutations! I've once more come up with some Aurelio-Lysian states which I will henceforth be calling: Shffahko-states. This map was made in Photoshop/Illustrator to better show the expanse of my historical lands. Territories from the two southmost states, Lunahasse and Liliumnie would've been lost during the fall of my empire in the 1840s. The most northern bit, Territoire Autochthon, would've been my version of the Indian Territory which I would've acquired in the late 1800s when I became a republic. This map is what I would consider my historical reach provided that no other nation pops up in it. If one does, I shall adjust as one would. The original Lysian colony would've consisted of Shffahkia proper, Citronec, parts of Paranne and Soleilhasse. Lastly, the République Occidentale and République du Baidor among the other southern states are the result of my manifest destiny which saw its end in the 1840s. I realise that I'll pretty much never reach this size. The purpose of the map was to flesh out my history with Kirvina. As to the expansion, I plan to first reunite with Paranne. This I plan to go through in December / January if I find the time. Afterwards, I plan to go for either République Occidentale or Baidor depending on the situation at hand. The idea is first to expand to the west where a lot of economic potential is and then south where more usable land is. Land north of me isn't really useful unless I want forests or to get near the Manamana. On the other hand, the land in the south is far better as the climate is more tenable. Therefore, it'd be logical to go west and then south. The expansion which I will start to write one of these days would revolve around the OAL (Organisation Aurélienne da Lysophonie) which would seek Aurelio-Lysian unification. I'm still not exactly 100% sure on how to go through with it but one conclusion I've arrived at would be starting off with negotiations. That's all for now. This was just a slightly more honed version of my earlier plans. Please do let me know if something is wrong and such. (I'll agree with my borders with Rihan and Kirvina when the time comes.) For the sake of repetition, if a nation comes to any of these areas, I'll change my history and plans accordingly.
  4. Shffahkia

    NSAS (Nacia Sciiga Agentejo de Sffahkia)

    Much anticipated Azaïs book hits the shelves this weekend Political analyst and former foreign minister, André Azaïs, will publish his long-awaited book La Sfakie De Kondukanto à Larue (Shffahkia from Kondukanto to Larue) this weekend. The book is a part of his massively popular La Sfakie series which concentrates on specific Shffahkian political or historical topics being the third in the series. The two previous works La Sfakie Une Rupture and La Sfakie Sous La Poigne de Fer de Delacroix. However, this time Azaïs isn't talking of a historical topic but rather recounting his own experiences as a Shffahkian politician from the Kondukanto administration to the current Larue administration. Before the release of his book, Azaïs gave a short interview answering some popular question about the book's topic on Shffahkian Public Broadcast. "What is your opinion of Kondukanto as a leader?" "Kondukanto was, by most accounts, an excellent leader. He modernized many aspects of Shffahkian society with his policies which has caused the current growth and relative prosperity enjoyed by Shffahkians today. A good example of his capabilities is the Shffahkian public transportation system." "Pre-Kondukanto public transportation was a nightmare. Travelling across Shffahkia was immensely difficult due to the state of neglect the public transportation industry was in. Kondukanto's administration renewed public transportation through the implementation and adaptation of technology. Today most Shffahkians don't see the need for a car because using public transportation has become so easy and available." "Still, he had two weaknesses which to this day hurt Shffahkia. First, his infamous Esperanto revolution made Shffahkia an international piranha. Second, his foreign policy was downright outdated. Kondukanto spent millions behind the scenes to possibly incite Collectivist revolutions in other countries, yet it barely led to anything. I worked as the foreign minister. For my part, I focused on the upkeep of cordial ties with most nations which at times was almost impossible with the more radical ideas of Kondukanto floating around." "Nevertheless, Kondukanto's insistence on Esperanto actually made Shffahkian civil administration far more representative than previously. Today some 47% of Shffahkian government officials are women which is a drastic change from the previous 28%. His foreign policy led to closer ties with nations such as Fulgistan. So, in a way, even his more radical policies helped Shffahkia. Overall, he was a fantastic leader and truly committed to his position." "Who is more powerful the president or the party, and is Larue truly Collectivist?" "This is a very common question. For most onlookers, it seems as if the president and the party are in a conflict of sorts, but this isn't exactly true. Larue, for her part, has replaced party loyalty with loyalty towards herself. This hasn't only happened in the government but also the party." "Larue draws her support from two main sources: the army and newcomers. Having worked in the army, I reckon, Larue has more support among military officials than among party members themselves. There's a reason why members of Front Sfakien were arrested by soldiers than actual police officers. The Collectivist Party itself is rife with factionalism. This began with Kondukanto himself dividing the party into Collectivist hard-liners and his opposers who later rallied around Vigier, etc... Today the party is divided between Larue's supporters and opposers. Larue's side is simply more unified and influential than the rest of the party. It is no shock then that Larue has systematically replaced both Vigier and Kondukanto supporters alike with far younger and more loyal neo-collectivists. I was actually fired from my position due to my public support for Vigier." "This brings me to the second question. Larue is collectivist, yet her collectivism revolves around Shffahkian reunification and a more open Shffahkian society. This is as far I can go without this turning into a rant about the various socio-economic connotations of Neo-Collectivism." "Was Larue's rise to power a surprise?" "Larue's rise to power? No. Larue, even before the referendum, had immense political power herself being one of the bigwigs of the party. This was mostly due to her close ties with the military. Not even Kondukanto knew as many people in the military as she. Vigier, on the other hand, also had very limited ties to the military. Larue was a link of sorts between the Collectivist Party and the army which was the source of her influence at the time. Her election as president was neither a surprise. A popular veteran has a considerable lead in terms of undecided voters. And back then the President of the Federal Senate didn't really have all that power." "Larue's rise to total power was a surprise. Despite her influential position within the party, she didn't show any interest in becoming the next leader. The chaos that ensued after the referendum gave her the chance to claim the mantle of leader. I cannot say why she did what she did. Especially because the wind was clearly blowing Vigier's way after the referendum. The Shffahkian Council's decision to not allow Vigier to succeed Kondukanto was a surprise and led to the situation from which Larue decided to take advantage of. This surprised many of us of the old administration, and let's not even get to the Larue amendments." "What do you think of Larue?" "Larue is a hard person to have an opinion over. On one side, she has almost total power within Shffahkia. On the other, she is certainly more open towards criticism than previous leaders even supporting Shffahkian reunification. At the moment, she rules Shffahkia as the President of the Union, which is a title brought back from Federalist Shffahkia, with the help and influence of the technocrats in the Collective of Ministers. Her supporters control both the Shffahkian Council and the Federal Senate with clear majorities. This makes the Chamber of Representatives the last legislature that can oppose Larue in a meaningful way which isn't very likely as state elections are coming. Without going too deeply into things, Larue is certainly something new but whether it is actually good for Shffahkia must remain to be seen." For a far more detailed look at politics within contemporary Shffahkia, be sure to check out Azaïs' new book La Sfakie De Kondukanto à Larue coming out November 8th.
  5. Shffahkia

    Expansion "idea" by Shffahkia

    The left picture is of the Shffahkian empire without some southern and north-eastern holdings. The right picture is a close up of the south-west part of the Shffahkian empire with some names I came up with to reflect the 1800s. The west coast would have a lot of names based on historical events and the emperor himself because they are newer than the elder east coast. Mort-d'Eustache is a town where Eustace I died, and Tombe-d'Eustache is the island on which he was buried. Some other names I'd like to pinpoint are Sables-Rouges and Mort-aux-kirviens which are based on a historical battle and the general Shffahkian opinion of the Kirvinska respectively. Finally, we get to the expansions themselves. I plan on doing much of my expansion through the Organisation Aurelienne de la Lysophonie (OAL) which is an organization that seeks to unify Lysian-speakers alike. The expansions would then take the form of a grand reunification of Shffahkia. I plan to first expand into Paranne and then into Cali which will be my California and then to the Bay area below that. Due to the differences of each state, Shffahkia would become a nation whose economic centre would be on the west coast and the cultural/political centre would be on the east coast. Yay more diversity and such! With each, expansion Shffahkia will have to change and that'll be a lot of the fun. (Sorry for the inconsistent writing, this is my 4th time writing this because I keep pressing Shift + Enter on accident which deleted a large portion of my writing.) Also, if any nation decides to pop up in my old imperial lands, I will, as stated before, change my plans. If you still have some question left please ask away. And if I left some parts too vague, please let me know so I can properly shine the light on it.
  6. Shffahkia

    Expansion "idea" by Shffahkia

    Alrighty, I have done some more general fleshing out of Shffahkian history with the help of @Kirvina. So a quick recap: moving the manifest destiny to the 1800s means that central Aurelia would very much be majority Lysian ethnically and especially linguistically. At the heart of it all is the question: How far south does Lysian reach in Aurelia? I and Kirvina discussed that very question in order to flesh out our general history. And this we came up with this map. However, most of the credit should go to Kirvina as he made it and had a much larger hand in its creation. The map is from a Shffahkian point of view which explains the spelling. Central to the picture is that the line between me and Kirvina is essentially the natives of Aurelia referred to as the taréques. Now, I and Kirvina came up with a very lovely history explaining my southern expansion and why it ended. But before that just a bit of Shffahkian history. In the late 1700s, Shffahkia declares independence under Emperor Eustace I who then goes on a series of wars against colonial forces in Shffahkia (possible war with @Limonaia?) By the early 1800s, Eustace would've conquered the Shffahkian east coast and thus manifest destiny would begin. With manifest destiny, I make my way to the west coast of Aurelia and then begin expanding southward. Shffahkia being an industrial Aurelian powerhouse at the time would have the general idea that it is destined to expand all the way south to Aurelia. Manifest destiny would bring Aurelian Lysians near to the Kirvinska from which the Eustachian wars would begin. Now the Eustachian wars might get their own RP some day but what is essential is that I lose with the Kirvinska driving me out and breaking the spirit of manifest destiny. What did Shffahkia look like during the Eustachian wars you ask?
  7. Shffahkia

    Birth of the Aurelian League

    The President continued sipping her coffee as the Praetor and Grand Duke spoke their turns respectively. Their replies different little, thus she wasn't surprised that the two agreed on everything. The more restrained clarifications from the two were a welcomed addition. She skimmed the documentation once more with her eyes catching on to the economy section. Economic policies and treaties aren't in the hands of the president in Shffahkia. Rather the Collective of Ministers and the Shffahkian Council have the final say over the economy. She thought to herself "Getting any kind of economic policy through the Council shouldn't be too much of a hassle provided that the CM doesn't strike it down." Reassuring herself of her position back home, she became ever the more confident in her abilities beginning once more to sip her coffee. She continued listening to the Grand Duke agreeing with the Praetor's suggestion until she was drawn back by one of his remarks. "... while the two of you may, in time, leave office, I will endeavor to my final day..." Surely, he said it only meaning to highlight his commitment, yet the remark itself highlighted not only the differences between the three nations but also the differences between the three leaders. "How nice it must be." she thought almost enviously as speaking in front of her was a man who achieved his position, not through a lifetime of work, but rather through the right of birth. Her thoughts juxtaposed the two individuals; she had to first work up the ranks of the army and later worked her way up the ranks of the Collectivist Party to get to where she was today whilst the Grand Duke was born to a position of power. "If nothing else, it does provide a certain strong sense of confidence and duty within one's character." she thought then returning to her coffee. She still couldn't help but think of his remarks that one day when she and possibly the Praetor had moved on to other duties, this striking young Duke would be there a decrepit old man insisting on the old ways. Once the Grand Duke began speaking of the Kirvinska army, differences began yet again popping up in her mind. Shffahkian naval power was at a very weak state considering that half of the entire Shffahkian navy was on the other side of Aurelia due to the break-up of Shffahkia. However, Shffahkia faired significantly better in terms of the army such could be expected from a nation that has been under a plethora of military dictatorships. Herself having worked up the ranks of the army, she knew from personal experience that a Shffahkian soldier was taught from their first day that shedding anyone's blood for the collective good was the most honourable deed a soldier could do only beaten by the most time honoured deed of supererogation: self-sacrifice. If a soldier wouldn't accordingly, he'd be branded a coward. Finally, the Grand Duke invited the two others to a ball in his home country and perhaps as a gesture of goodwill even offering to somewhat tone down the event. A different politician might have taken it as a backhanded insult from a bourgeoisie royal looking down upon the revolution. Instead of such a reaction, she found it rather charming. If nothing else, it showed that the image Shffahkia portrayed to the outside world wasn't one of a politically corrupt elite spending lavishly hiding behind a visage of Collectivism. As the Grand Duke finished speaking, Larue took a sip of the coffee and began to speak. "It is good to hear that my initial worries have been addressed. I can say from the description given by the Grand Duke that the average Kirvinska soldier differs quite a bit from a Shffahkian one. As for the military contributions of Shffahkia, I can say that Shffahkia can contribute quite substantially with its army. However, one final concern remains which pertains to the military command and that is decision making within it. It is my suggestion that decisions be made unanimously between the high command, for unity is essential. Other than that I believe we have mostly found agreement on military issues." The president paused for a while to take a sip from her coffee. "I believe we can move on to the discussion over economics. I am, of course, referring to the document and the aforementioned open marketplace and the movement rights of goods and people across the continent. I do not oppose an open marketplace between members nor the movement rights of goods and people across the continent, yet I would like to hear your takes on the three proposed freedoms. Integrating Shffahkia's economy in a way which would be compatible with the Rihanssu and Kirvinska economies does require some extra manoeuvring but is in no way impossible. I do believe opening one another's markets would, for the most part, prove integral in the unification of Aurelia. Especially considering the fact we would have access to each other's resources which would prevent us from stooping to the level of competing with each other over these said resources." Ending her turn rather abruptly, she returned to her coffee.
  8. Shffahkia

    Expansion "idea" by Shffahkia

    After playing around in the map, I came up with some candidates for former states of Shffahkia. So here's a short brief of what I've come up with thus far. The idea behind these states is that between 1890 and 1950, Shffahkia was under two different dictatorships. The first one was a far-right dictator by the name of Émilien Chevotet and the second one was the far-left dictatorship of Duncan Delacroix because no one has ever heard of political centrism in Shffahkia. Following the subsequent death of Delacroix in the '50s, Shffahkia would, without a central uniting force, go on to fracture into a myriad of various Aurelian states. The first state is Paranne (purple) would be significantly more centrist and would've been the last state to leave Shffahkia. The westmost state, Cali [name pending, need something that sounds like California; one idea is Caliphator coming from caliphat d'or] (yellow) would've been one of the first states to leave and would be far more capitalist than any other state. Cocaïque (green) would be a quaint little state with a lovely and not at all controversial cocaine industry. However, as is, Cocaïque remains in the ol' back burner. The idea for the expansion, at least the current version 1.2, could be that Shffahkia seeking to unify with its old states would have to make concessions which would drastically change Shffahkia and Shffahkian society. Thereby a central theme of the expansions would be that Shffahkia would slowly through the pressure of the other states change from its authoritative one-party state into a more stable market economy country, of course, that isn't the only path that can be traversed. Overall, I'm still thinking about the expansion, yet I am growing quite fond of the Aurelio-Lysonist unification route. Also, if any new nation pops up near my plans, I'll naturally change them to suit the situation.
  9. Shffahkia

    NSAS (Nacia Sciiga Agentejo de Sffahkia)

    President Larue: "Culture and language supersede political ideology" President Larue shocked many a Shffahkian on November the 28th as she introduced a new bill to the Federal Senate and the Chamber of Representatives. The bill doesn't fall short from total political reform for both Shffahkia and the Collectivist Party itself. Central to the bill is the return of Aurelian Lysonism. A Blast from the Past Aurelian Lysonism was a political doctrine and a societal belief that Shffahkia was united, not by race, religion or geography, but by the Lysian language. Lysonism played a large part in Shffahkian expansion. A notable rift appeared, however, during the 1880s, Aurelian Lysonists were separated into classical Aurelio-Lysonists and into Aurelio-Lysophones. The difference became over culture as Aurelio-Lysonists saw that Lysian culture was also a uniting factor whilst Aurelio-Lysophones saw that only the Lysian language was the great uniting factor of Shffahkia. Lysonist doctrines saw their end with the Shffahkian civil war. During the terror of Delacroix, Shffahkia officially denounced Lysonism since it was seen as anti-collectivist. Finally, in the break-up of Shffahkia in the 1960s, Shffahkia lost most of its territory, and the former Shffahkian states were divided on the basis of political ideology officially ending the era of Lysonism until now as President Larue The Bill The bill itself revolves around Shffahkian citizenship, civil rights and language reform. According to the bill, any native Lysian-speaking Aurelian is eligible for Shffahkian citizenship. This upset many as a large part of Collectivist ideology are the denial and denouncement of Nationalism. The President argued that Aurelio-Lysian unity supersedes any political ideology. The General Secretary of the Collectivist Party, Jacob Baillairgé, called Larue "a traitor of the collective cause" which has put the president against the party. Political commentator, André Azaïs, called the bill a break-up of Larue with the party. However, the Collectivist Party was unable to stop the passing of the bill through the legislative organs as Larue has systematically replaced party loyalty with loyalty towards herself within the Federal Senate and the Chamber of Representatives greatly reducing the CP's influence. Second, the bill guarantees that all government services should be conducted primarily in Lysian and that Esperanto should lose its government support. This effectively backpedals the last 30 years of Esperanto use in governance. This part of the bill was largely seen as an effort on Larue's part to erase Kondukanto's mark in Shffahkia for good. President Laure herself called Kondukanto's reign "a time best left forgotten". Larue has said herself to be a collectivist and to be fiercely opposed to nationalism, yet she has insisted on the importance of Aurelio-Lysian culture and language. Third, the bill requires that Shffahkia officially change its national spelling standards from Europan Lysian to Aurelian Lysian. This means that Shffahkia is now officially called "La République Fédérative da Sfakie" and that the language itself is called "Lycien". Shffahkia remained the only Lysophone country in Aurelia to not officially use the Aurelian standard which has now changed. Public support and reception of the bill have been immensely positive. According to polls, Larue has risen to be the most popular president of Shffahkia with an approval rating that averages 70%. The high approval rate can mostly be attributed to her near-constant reforms. Larue has crafted herself an image as a uniting figure in contemporary Shffahkia, yet many critics say she is still another collectivist president but with a pro-Lysian spin. Following the passing of the bill, the flag of the OAL (Organisation Aurelienne da Lysiophonie) also known as the Union flag was hung beside the Shffahkian flag. The moment itself symbolized Shffahkian commitment to the Aurelio-Lysian cause. "Le temps da division est terminé. Ce jour marque la commence d'une époque d'unité entre les aurelio-lyciens. Nous ne devrions plus être séparé sur la base de l'idéologie politique parce que notre culture et notre langue la surpassent. La cause collective, c'est notre cause, c'est la cause d'unité aurelio-lycienne." stated Larue finishing her speech. Shffahkia hasn't been unified since the 1960s, and Larue herself was born in the early '70s which have left many wondering if her new-found vision of unity is time appropriate or at all achievable.
  10. Shffahkia

    Expansion "idea" by Shffahkia

    Alrighty, after a bit of reflection upon this idea, I've decided to have it take place in the past since it would fit better in the 1800s anyway. Also, it gives me a chance to write stuff about the good ol' empire. One idea is that since Shffahkia was so diverse ethnically unity more or less came from the Lysian language. This would, of course, be a political doctrine called Aurelian Lysanisme. Moving this into the past just changes the ethnic and linguistic makeup of that area more towards Lysian-speakers and "ethnic" Shffahkians.
  11. Shffahkia

    Birth of the Aurelian League

    The President sat down instinctively reaching for a cup of coffee. She took a sip of the coffee and looked around the room examining its atmosphere with her attention focusing on the Grand Duke and Praetor. The extravagance with which the room was decorated wasn't lost on her, yet it didn't differ from that which she expected. The coffee itself was good quite exemplary in fact. Herself being a great coffee enthusiast, she could appreciate a good cup of coffee when she had one. Drinking coffee is in many ways like a ritual in Shffahkia as it is ubiquitous throughout the land. "The best perk of being a civil servant was all the free coffee." she thought to herself lightly reminiscing her earlier career. She also juxtaposed it with the lavishness and luxury of the current situation and surroundings all of which almost screamed "higher class" to her. It was this juxtapositioning that brought her mind increasingly to ponder the vast, almost unbreachable, differences between Shffahkia and the other Aurelian countries, Kirvina and Rihan. Still, she reassured herself that any and all differences could be put aside for the collective good taking the second sip of the coffee. She took a third sip as her thoughts shifted to the essential when the Praetor began to speak. Paying close attention to the Praetor's speech, she espied the somewhat aggressive tone. When the Praetor brought his speech to a close, she took the fourth sip of the coffee. She had by then skimmed the documentation enough to know the necessary details of the proposition. As the Grand Duke began to speak, Larue took the fifth sip of the coffee. She found both of the statesmen to be formidable, yet it wasn't the only thing the two had in common. She found the underlying themes of their speeches to be aggressive as the Grand Duke himself admitted. Though she did understand the requirement for such in the situation, she herself thought a more restrained method would achieve the goal better. By the end of the Grand Duke's speech, she took the sixth sip of her coffee, cleared her throat and prepared to speak. "In recent years, Aurelia has experienced an increase in international interest. One must only look towards the Manamana canal to see this. The model that each Aurelian state is on its own in this continent has, in large part due to these geopolitical changes, become antiquated and counterproductive. As the Grand Duke said with candour, few nations are willing to treat Aurelia as their equal. Therefore, I see it pivotal that Aurelia comes together in the name of collective interests." "The unification of Aurelia in the name of collective interests will, with no doubt in my mind, be an arduous task for us but still one worth completing. It will also drag global attention towards Aurelia requiring us to be ever so vigilant. Furthermore, the means with which we may achieve the unification of Aurelia were dutifully set out by the venerable Praetor: open markets, free movement of goods and people across the continent and a unified position on foreign policy outside the continent itself among other things will surely lead to a successful unification of Aurelian states. A unified Aurelia will with no doubt stand powerful and inseparable on the international stage." "The time of Aurelian complacency is over. However, what remains ever more salient is that we be circumspect when approaching our common offence and defence policies. First and foremost, Aurelia needs to curve foreign influences, yet we mustn't exercise aggression towards the rest of the world. Our stance should be one of cooperation with the rest of the world. Aurelia overshadowing Europa, Argis and the Sunset Sea Islands should happen not through power politics but through peaceful cooperation. Having tenuous relations revolving around exerting influence over one another will not benefit Aurelia, rather it will isolate it. Therefore, I suggest that a united Aurelia should bide its time and hide its strength. Participating in shows of one-upmanship will not secure Arelia's position. It is better to exert Aurelian influence through the means of cooperation." "Moreover, for the common defence and offence of Aurelia, I suggest the creation of a committee formed out of the executive bodies but also adviced by non-voting members of our respective war ministries. I also believe that it is imperative that the proposed committee would reach conclusions unanimously as Aurelian unity is key." "Lastly, the mere fact that we are here in this room is proof enough that a unified Aurelia is more than a fantasy. The potential of Aurelia itself will radiate throughout the Aurelian league." Finishing her speech she takes the seventh sip of her coffee after which the cup is beginning to look empty.
  12. Shffahkia

    Birth of the Aurelian League

    De la Capitale From the Capital To: Praetor Mathon Terix of @Rihan, Grand Duke Istvan Aharion of @Kirvina RE: Closer Continental Ties In the current geopolitical climate of Eurth, it is no revelation that Aurelia has been left to the sidelines with a myriad of organizations existing for other continents. Cooperation between Aurelian states must not remain an aberration as has been the status quo. Amiable ties between Aurelian states, especially in today's world, is imperative by many accounts. Despite Aurelia only receiving a modicum of international interest, it should nevertheless have to see a day when it is forced to acquiesce to the caustic demands of conniving foreign forces. Our respective nations despite having drastically different histories, peoples and cultures share the common goal of prosperity. Prosperity for all of Aurelia is, therefore, an inherent goal which all our nations can strive towards. The absence of concern about Aurelia within various political organizations, though a shame, will not most likely lead to their downfall. More likely, it will simply be a missed opportunity. I also see it as necessary to exercise restraint and consequential to not overplay the position of our continent. After all, it is up to Aurelian states themselves to make Aurelia a truly venerable place, a place which has earned its position of greatness through honour and camaraderie. Reaching for the greater good is at the very core of Shffahkian values. It is with the collective good of all of Aurelia in mind that I accept the invitation to Dartha where the discussion shall be driven forward. Let us strive together for the collective benefit of the continent which we all share. Adélaïde Larue Président de l'Union et du Sénat
  13. Shffahkia

    Request: Oyus

    I have no quarrel with this. Welcome to the vicinity of Aurelia!
  14. Shffahkia

    Expansion "idea" by Shffahkia

    Me and Rihan worked out our differences in good ol' discord DM's
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    Expansion "idea" by Shffahkia

    Salutations readers of this here topic. Here's one more topic to discuss! I know what you're thinking "a discussion topic about Shffahkian expansion, yay!" However, before we jump right into it, here's some backstory. As of late, I haven't been very active on the forums in terms of RP as I've been keeping myself busy making a fitting iiwiki page for everyone's favourite *cough* only Collectivist state. In writing my history as a Lysian colony and the like, I came upon a historical topic which I didn't really explore much in the creation of my history. Now, this topic is first and foremost for discussion purposes, so if you have anything to inquire about, contribute to, comment about or suggest please do so in the form of an objection which I (or a mod maybe) will then either overrule or sustain. I don't plan to do this RP in a while because I'm focusing on my iiwiki but I think the earlier this is here the better. I'm especially interested in the opinions of mods and the opinion of my dear beloved neighbours: @Rihan , @Asgeirria, @Little Flau and @Kipan with whom I share this wonderful continent with. Best Wishes, Shffahkia (that one weird Collectivist nation that kinda looks like a tumour on the map) (Also sorry if this should've been in planning instead of here)