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Turmoil in Regis Celestia

Several new projects have swept through the country post-war, in an effort to improve the efficiency and modernity of Asgeirria. The first and foremost of these is a huge shift in tax policies; the removal of all but a value-added tax on goods in an effort to encourage economic growth and spending while maintaining or increasing overall government spending in the domestic market.

Additionally, in an effort to improve development in the newly-integrated Outer and Inner Rim Islands, a new imperial academy is being developed to be inclusive of gifted individuals from the newer provinces, as well as other nations, in an effort to break down the stigma of Asgeirrian intellectual superiority that is hobbling international and domestic relations.

In response to rumors of cooperation between the @Sunset Sea Islands and Asgeirria on a defensive network similar to what is in place on the Island itself, High Command has issued a statement regarding collaboration:

'Reports of our cooperation have been greatly exaggerated. If the Sunset Sea Islands asks, their proposal will be considered.'

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Iron Indignation

While Asgeirria lacks the sheer volume to keep up with all the latest and greatest advancements, High Command makes it a point to have a finger in every pie. Railguns are no exception, and while the ship-killing rigs that some countries have might be out of reach for the time being, AsTech has been developing a much smaller proof-of-concept model, firing an 8mm round instead of a larger, more effective projectile. However, it is enough that it shows Asgeirrian scientific competency. AsTech is working on a production model for potential use against aircraft and missiles, though much work needs to be done to integrate such a weapon with radar advanced enough to calculate firing solutions for an ultrasonic projectile intercepting supersonic objects.

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Decanus Pinscher of Bravo battalion, 3rd Company, XXXIII Legio

II Armata is being readied for sea in the port of Valencia, XXXIV and XXXIII Legio, two of the legions belonging to the Imperial Corps of Engineers, are being supplied for the planned humanitarian mission to rebuild the former state of Xara following their decision to unify with the Republic of Ahrana. Members of ICE are quite excited for their first international mission, and look forward to being the global spotlight, hoping to earn a name for themselves. Their transport ships are being escorted by II Armata due to the hostilities in the area, although the engineers opted to not bring along any escort force of troops.

The mission to Xara is primarily to modernize the power grid, transportation infrastructure, and public utilities, as well as supervise the construction of buildings up to stringent Asgeirrian code to prevent accidents due to sloppy craftsmanship. High Command hopes that, with the presence of Asgeirrian humanitarian manpower, the tension building up in the area might be relieved.

May glory find XXXIV Legio Firmo, XXXIII Legio Munitor, and II Armata Amphitrite in their mission to bring wisdom and safety to the people of the Argic region.

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New Technology To Give Vets A Leg Up

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AsTech is working with disabled veterans of the Coalition war to develop bionic limbs, so that they can live normal lives to their fullest potential. The research has been going on in the background for quite some time, but with many amputees committing ritual suicide, there have been few test subjects. Now, with the influx of wounded veterans, there are plenty of people to experiment with/on! The future is looking ever-brighter in Asgeirria!

In other news, nudity protests in Tarsien have gotten to the point where Peacekeeper units are being posted on the streets. The rise in violent crime correlates to cheek to street radio in the increasingly disrobed east. The Emperor has issued a decree that nudity is legal, and will appear soon to give a speech to the public.

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Asgeirrian Islanders Fight For Their Rights

High command has made the decision to allow people from the former Coalition islands to serve in the military, and establish their own government-sanctioned Houses, as a reward for good behavior in the months following the liberation of the people. A new division will be christened, and a new Legate to represent each of the islands will be selected in due time. The first batch of troops are to receive military training instead of a full stint in the reeducation centers, and have even performed an exercise with Asgeirrian troops from the 3rd Division.

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Of the volunteers for the new division, former militia lieutenant Tzhere Khan has stood out among his peers. In addition to an honorable service record in the Coalition militia, he performed exceedingly well in all tests and trials during his military retraining by the Grand Army, and has even been accepted into the Salazar military academy. We watch his career with great interest, and hope other islanders follow suite.

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Blue Violets of Spring

II Armata has arrived off the coast of the Ahranaian province of Xara and offloaded its supplies and the ICE legions, where they will begin work on the infrastructure overhaul of the recently assimilated province. In conjunction with this, several bridge officers and Legate Brandt Muninn have been airlifted to the newly formed III Armata, where they will begin their journey to the Verde Sea to meet up with the returning II Armata to make the long trek home.

In the new island districts, things are heating up as an insurgent force has presented itself on Charybdis; apparently several militia garrisons disappeared into the jungle with a significant amount of weapons, ammunition, and gold. The 3rd Division has dispatched troops to deal with these upstarts swiftly and decisively.

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The Emperor's New Clothes

The Emperor has long supported the nudist rights movement in Asgeirria, and has made it a point to promote marches and the acceptance of nudists, including the desegregation of beaches, bathrooms, and restaurants.

Following several counterprotests, the Keeper of Man appeared famously nude for his televised address of the nation, issuing the following speech:

"I must confess that over the last few years I have been gravely disappointed with the Asgeirrian moderate. I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion that the Nudist's great stumbling block in the stride toward freedom is not the Conservative Asgeirrian or the cold, but the Asgeirrian moderate who is more devoted to 'order' than to justice; who prefers a negative peace which is the absence of tension to a positive peace which is the presence of justice; who constantly says 'I agree with you in the goal you seek, but I can't agree with your methods of direct action;' who paternalistically feels he can set the timetable for another man's freedom; who lives by the myth of time and who constantly advises the Nudist to wait until a 'more convenient season.'

Shallow understanding from people of goodwill is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will. Lukewarm acceptance is much more bewildering than outright rejection."

Regis Celestia has refrained from commenting on the nationally-televised spectacle, though several officials said, on condition of anonomity, that they had some concerns at how the publicity of the Emperor's dingleberries might affect foreign relations.

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AsTech Looking Ahead

While some nations would like to dispute this fact, we Asgeirrians know the truth: The best pilots in the world come from Asgeirria. And the best pilots need the best planes. However, it is becoming apparent that the capabilities of our aircraft are outpacing the training and development of pilots. With directional thrusting, our aircraft are extremely maneuverable even at high speeds. But our pilots can only train so hard, and our genetically modified humans are decades away from where they need to be to man our aircraft. With the advent of modern imaging and seating technology, we are exploring prone cockpits, predictive onboard AI, and structural enhancements geared towards maximizing in-air fighter performance. While details of these projects are closely guarded secrets, the public is always allowed to access lists of ongoing projects at www.ATTP.asg, the government's one-stop shop for full transparency.

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Automation Driving Innovation

The process of alleviating Asgeirria's overemployment crisis has come a long way in the past months, and as freshly reeducated citizens flood in from the island provinces, jobs are being filled, domestic prices are being lowered due to reduced production costs, and the economy is on the rise. With cooperation with companies from @Synturia, the Republic's industrial automation has come a long way in a short amount of time. Meanwhile, High Command has been developing ways to reduce the manpower load that the Grand Army exacts, and one of these ways is automating combat roles. AsTech has developed Asgeirria's very first fully autonomous tank, requiring only a remote operator. The prototype has been pushed to early systems testing, with one semi-functional prototype hitting field tests later this month.

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Military Spending Soars

The new Pioneer division is looking for new and improved methods of transportation, and AsTech has just the thing! Earlier this week, the R&D firm confirmed that they were doing tests with the military on jetpacks and high-speed personal hovercraft. While some call this decadent and wasteful use of Asgeirrian resources, High Command calls it a responsible investment in an innovative and battlefield-shaping technology, reminiscent of the move from elephants to tanks a little over a century ago.

"We are a high-tech nation with high-tech needs. Every Legate was personally appointed for their qualifications by the Imperator, who also happens to be the CEO of ValenCorp, of which AsTech is a subsidiary." Legate Valentino told a reporter, in an interview. "We make decisions based on our sound judgement for the safety, security, and freedom of this nation."

Some people have criticized Regis Celestia of nepotism and corruption, but we were unable to find them for further comments. Several outspoken critics of the government have recently been sent to reeducation centers due to inappropriate conduct induced by the irresponsible use of recreational drugs. The Peacekeepers maintain an ever-watchful eye on the populace, doling out justice and uplifting the wretched and backwards in the name of the Emperor.

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