After progressing Project Canamo along and planning some future writing, I'd like to present an expansion/future claims plan.
1. Prymontian Rus
Step 1 simply sees the renaming of The Hellenic Rus to Prymontian Rus. This will become official in RP around October when I roleplay local elections, and the country will eventually become one with the United States around 2020.
2. The Canamo Canal
The Canamo Canal is an upcoming project between myself, @Iverica, and @Girkmand, which will connect the Canamo Sea to the Mediargic Sea. This will be roleplayed over the span of around 14 months, and will start in the next fortnight or so. It will oversee the purchase of all of that land south of the Hellenic Rus, while leaving enough space for @Ahrana to expand west as he's mentioned in PMs. If it's okay, I'd like confirmation that he's happy to see this go ahead, and any further comments he has.
3. Claiming northern lands
This will be roleplayed as part of Project Canamo, but will see Prymontian Rus expand northwards through diplomatic deals with the defunct Germanic Staat. It will give me a strategic position in the Canamo Sea and provide slightly more land for oil mining around Point Kanamoi. This expansion will happen shortly after the Prymontian Rus elections, so around December 2018 - February 2019.
4. United States' eastern expansion
This will be the biggest expansion of them all, and will take place throughout 2019 after Prymontian Rus has been fully taken over. If you overlay the map of Eurth over a map of Earth, you'll see that Prymont is roughly where Greenland is. At the most southern point, this expansion will bring me south of Iceland, allowing for a much larger population and warmer climates. The roleplay will see several countries apply to be part of the United States, after seeing such beneficial deals like ATARA and TRIDENT, as well as seeing Prymont's influence over central Argis grow. As it's such a massive expansion, I'd appreciate the comments of any available Argic countries, specifically @Theodoria if they're around.
The map is slowly filling up, but there are still masses of unclaimed land. Since I joined in July 2017, two nations have settled in eastern Argis - Astriedan and Theodoria. As such, Step 4 won't interfere with a popular area of land as not many people seem to be interested in it. These expansions also serve the purpose of filling up some empty space and creating a large nation in Argis, which the continent is currently missing. I've specifically proposed this idea in the cartography channel on Discord previously, and it was well received. However, I'm still open to feedback and the comments of the moderation team.
Nation in Europa: The Holy inquisition of Ratopia
Flag:(see profile pic)
Capital name: Lincoln
Capital location: Centre of country (blue dot on map)
Culture: Western European based (edit:) Partially considering having a eastern European based minority
Please give me a little bit more of the mountain range to the south west.
History: See factbook.
To save space and keep things all in one place, this will be my OOC thread for my Expansion RPs while also serving as my official claim to the areas.
The diligent reader (or lurker) on this forums will note how the multitude of relevant and some tangentially relevant sources below have all been directed towards building up to this RP. This wasn't just put together like: hUrR DUrR GiB mE LOTSA cLAy HuUuUurrrrRRR, the RPs below have been consciously placed (for the most part) to build up support to my claim here.
In the following article, I will state my justifications and stake my claims towards an expansion of significant size. This will prove:
1) A case where the player has used a similar expansion and been granted his claim.
2) How this sort of expansion RP is done step-by-step from news posts, escalation, to execution.
3) That the expansion in question has been given visual form by being shown clearly and accurately on a partition of the Region's map.
Reiterating, this thread serves to tie in these varied resources and present a coherent OOC claim necessary to legitimise such an expansion--here the player will also respond to relevant points of criticism in defence of his claim and if necessary, make relevant edits to fit community regulations.
Iverica wants to expand through a political federation of states (NPCs for this case) which Iverica is already Hegemon over. Iverica's leadership is able to do this because of the following things:
A constitutional amendment was made (see: "CA no. 103" below) which contains the foundation for unifying other culturally cohesive "Solidaridad" states. Solidaridad- "Iberic Solidarity", is an ethno-ideological concept which refers to the perceived unity of all Iberic Diaspora states. Degrees of Solidaridad exist--the strongest linking ideologically homogenous states, guaranteeing military or diplomatic mutual-protection. The weakest degree linking ideologically opposed states only through shared ancestry, this degree does not guarantee strong ties or other mutual benefits. All the states concerned in this RP are Solidaridad states of the strongest degree--constitutions are similar, lingua franca (Iverican) is shared, exclusive trade and border agreements usually exist between most. Stagnation of the Satellite States and Rise of Iverican Power- due to Primo Deitorr's pursuit of foreign trade and political-economic manoeuvering, Iverica has seen a rise in industrial output, military protectionism, trade surplus, and technological growth. Satellite states look more favourably on a union with Iverica because of stagnant economies and having the military backing of Iverica's aggressively protectionist policy as well as membership in the Defence treaty "TRIDENT". In short, they want to benefit from Iverica's gains internationally and regionally. Union Under a Common and Grave Cause- To be revealed. This will be demonstrated in an upcoming RP wherein the various states take up arms against a common enemy during a critical period which could make or break the future of the federation. Gameplay Justifications
Case: Fleur de Lys' Union Pan-Republicaine [LINK] Fleur de Lys has successfully made a similar expansion via diplomacy/legislation with no outcry from the membership then. It is fair to expect that if there is any opposition to the nature and critical similarities between this RP and FdL's RP, the opponent must carry the burden of proving against the Lysian claim as well. TLDR: No one took issue OOC or released any statements IC on FdL's expansion, therefore if any qualms about critical similarities with the RPs are had, I expect due diligence to be taken. Relevant News Posts and RP Events I have been planning this extensively for a long time (since about Oct-Nov 2017), I have made many posts since this time relevant to the IC justifications of why a state would want to be part of an Iverican Federation, some details how this may be done, and news posts of citizens wanting to do this in the past. Once again, the opposition carries the burden of adequate research on the posts I have worked hard to produce the past half-year. There is no TLDR excuse here, sounds abrasive but it is not too much for me to ask critics to read my content and make citations as necessary. Integration of "Las Islas Ultramares"- evidence that Iverica can integrate a Solidaridad state. Claim [OOC] [LINK]
Initial (Ultramariano) Referendum [LINK]
First Delay [LINK]
CA no. 103: Amendment Passes [LINK]
Previous Attempts to Integrate & Context of the Expansion RP
Involvement and Status in IGOs- supporting points why satellite states want to integrate.
Cases Proving Iverican Defensive Capability- further supporting points to why satellite states want to integrate. As a Hegemon, Iverica is able to prove that it is willing to decisively use force to protect citizens domestically and internationally.
Operations in Afropa - See related articles for escalation and justification of this RP.
Operation Paloma- Evacuation of Nationals from Ahranaian Revolution
Economic Prosperity- Iverica is able to prove that it RP'd and news-posted content which justifies a strong economy--further supporting the rationale that satellite states would want to integrate for mutual/self-profit.
Proof of Sale 1- Astriedan
Proof of Sale 2- Gallambria
Proof of Sale 3- Girkmand
Following this are some mentions of the KeyPhone and uses of the Apps like Wittier which are inferred to be at least well known in international markets
News Post Re: Economy-1
News Post Re: Technological and Infrastructure Growth- 1
News Post Re: Tech and Infrastructure Growth- 2
Supporting this are further less relevant articles on my news agency showing the build-up of other industries and its effect on certain sectors of society.
CORE EXPANSION RP: State of the Republic
Sets context, stakes, dramatis personae, and ties in above^ points in preparation for CORE RP 2: Iverican Boogaloo the climax of the Expansion RP.
Also explains the effects of some of Iverica's prior RPs and explains some of Iverica's plans for the future.
CORE EXPANSION RP 2: (UPCOMING)
This will conclude the expansion for the most part pending a few addendums to clearly explain some gaps the scenario is bound to have.
The additions on the Region's map would then be justified at the conclusion of this RP.
OUTLINE OF RELEVANT EXPANSION
The four states as pictured: The Free State of Vasqqa (Red), The Duchy of Verde (Green), The Confederate Union of Narva (Blue) and Greater Galicia (Yellow)
I plan to either make a long-run RP wherein I will explain how we united under one important cause, or stagger their addition in two stages.
SOME IRL CASES OF SIMILAR UNIFICATION
Unification of Germany
Union of the 13 Colonies- United States of America
Unification of Italy