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Definitely would fit within the character of my nation. I wouldnt mind being apart of something like this.

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Aye, this is a great idea. The 1970s were also marked by rapid economic development back here in Andalla.

"Gin" though? 😛

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1 hour ago, Andalla said:

"Gin" though?

McScuse me is there a problem? I quite like the acronym ^_^

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Plenty of interest so it looks like we're doing this. 🙂 I'll work out some more details and then we can move onto phase 2 of this preparation.

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I've updated the premise (see first post) to include some possible backstory. Do let me know if anyone has a problem with placing this in the 1970's.

I also am interested in knowing which series of events would be the most entertaining to kick-off this story.

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On 12/14/2018 at 1:02 AM, Orioni said:

I also am interested in knowing which series of events would be the most entertaining to kick-off this story.

Quoting https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pacific_Islands_Forum

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From August 5–7, 1971, the first meeting of the South Pacific Forum was initiated by New Zealand and held in Wellington, with attendants of the following seven countries: the President of Nauru, the Prime Ministers of Western Samoa, Tonga and Fiji, the Premier of the Cook Islands, the Australian Minister for External Territories, and the Prime Minister of New Zealand. It was a private and informal discussion of a wide range of issues of common concern, concentrating on matters directly affecting the daily lives of the people of the islands of the South Pacific, devoting particular attention to trade, shipping, tourism, and education. Afterwards this meeting was held annually in member countries and areas in turn. In 1999, the 30th South Pacific Forum decided to transform into Pacific Islands Forum, with more extensive and formal way of discussion and organization. 

So I guess we could start this off with ministers of the economy or equivalents informally meeting in @Gallambria and discussing how to improve island economies and how to become more resillient against natural catastrophes.

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I forget the precise details, but wasn't the IRL oil crisis somewhat precipitated by Western (and others') support for Israel during the Yom Kippur War?

Do you have a similar reason for triggering an Eurth oil crisis, or reasons for one happening in the first place?

And there is an environmental conference happening in modern times.

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On 2/6/2019 at 9:33 PM, Tagmatium Rules said:

I forget the precise details, but wasn't the IRL oil crisis somewhat precipitated by Western (and others') support for Israel during the Yom Kippur War? Do you have a similar reason for triggering an Eurth oil crisis, or reasons for one happening in the first place?

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At the moment we haven't defined a crisis in the 1970's. I wish to reference one without naming it explicitly, who is involved or where it is taking place. 'The event which must not be named.' I'd like to place it in the seventies because historical RP's are nice to do. And it permits extending this timeline into the present.

Delving in the war you mentioned it possible. But that requires another story.

There's the 2nd Argic war that supposedly ends in this period. But I'm not sure if it involves oil prices or not. https://iiwiki.us/wiki/Timeline_of_major_events_on_Eurth#20th_Century

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Fair.

I can't imagine a major war would have had a good affect on oil prices.

And assuming it remained relatively localised and didn't involve anything naughty like submarine warfare.

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This weekend I want to launch the GIN storyline. I'll do this by sketching the prologue, and introducing some characters from the 1970's. No current characters will be in existence back then.

Clean slate. Old tech. No internet. Old jets.

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Just sticking my head in to offer a couple of thoughts after seeing this.

First, might be a bit late for this, but why not name it "General Assembly of Island Nations"? That sounds a bit more official and formal than just 'group'. Also GAIN sounds cooler. :P

Also since it's the 70's, if there's any military conflict that happens I expect there to be old school F-4 Phantom dogfights. And I'm not just saying that because I've been on a massive jet fighter kick since Ace Combat 7 came out.

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On 3/10/2019 at 1:48 AM, Oyus said:

I feel it would make more sense that a larger island country or likely more significant one at this point in history to hold it.

Since the SSI have also hosted the Laws of the Sea conference, the first meeting could also happen in the SSI, although I don't want to focus too much attention on myself, especially because of my recent lack of participation. Thematically it would make sense though, wouldn't it? This could also lead to some atomic cooperation.

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