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I have taken some time to think about how I want the Sunset Sea Islands to evolve over the next few years. Whilst the image might look frightening and/or overpowered now, let me explain my reasoning behind it.

First, I want to elaborate on the first stage of expansion I de-facto started now with The Secretary's Report and which I will continue after the ATARA Generall Assembly is over (since I, unfortunately, missed the deadline for new topics). I will roleplay the SSI using the crumbling UBPSSIF and internal instability of the former royal subject nations (see TSR and Thalassan War) as a reason for directly take control over the small scattered islands around the UBPSSIF. To do so I will roleplay the internal political struggles and then, once the General Assembly is over, draft a proposal to ATARA which would grant me authority over those islands once it passes. This would happen in mid-2018 and would be my first expansion in all my time in Europa. These islands would mostly be sparsely populated outposts and me trying to revive small island nations that perished after the Thalassan War, mostly former UBPSSIF friends.

In stage two (yellow), I want to puppet Futanarien and Dobby is Free, nations that belonged to my real-life friends who lost interest in NationStates. By then (spoiler alert!) I will hopefully have a more interesting form of government so it would be fun to expand my "bloc" by then. I don't want to annex them completely since I feel like that would be boring, but I will want to take control over their unstable governments in 2019 to expand my ideology across the continent. I have marked the ISTC port in the same colour as a potential and optional target, as @Fleur de Lys, unfortunately, left the region and I haven't heard from @Magnaeus in ages. If the ISTC continues to stagnate like it does now with @Prymont and me being the only active members without a lot happening, I will roleplay some infrastructural expansion on that island administered by me. However, if the ISTC continues to prosper, either with just Prymmy and me or with potential new members, I will leave it completely up to the RPs.

Stage three (green) would see me expanding polewards myself, similar to how Argentina has Antarctic ambitions. I, however, do not plan on claiming actual Antargic lands, I'll just claim the islands in proximity to it somewhere between 2019 and 2020. I'd use them for stuff like seed vaults and similar things.

Lastly, the areas marked blue are potential and optional areas that I might claim unless someone will live there by then. I am not particularly interested in them, it's more like I would "adopt" them, if nobody else does by that undefined point in time after 2020. This includes a sliver of Aurelia, similar to how Japan claimed a part of continental China.

So, TL;DR: For now I only wanted to put this out there and tell @Orioni to keep in mind that I'd like to have the small islands marked orange, similar to how @Miiros has a bunch of islands scattered all across the place. That would be my first expansion whatsoever and everything else besides the puppeting shenanigans on my list is in the more or less distant future, with a lot of my ideas being either potential or entirely optional.

Naturally, I'd love to hear comments from the rest of the community to get an overview whether people would support my ideas. Comments regarding my first stage of expansion would be most interesting now, since that would make drafting my ATARA proposal easier.

Thanks, all!

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@Sunset Sea Islands It's only natural that you want towards expansion as a way to make things more interesting.

  1. Of the orange islands, are there any in particular that you'd like to begin with? For example: one island to the NW is already labelled Burkini. And it's reference in a newspost.
  2. Islands to the NE will require feedback from @Andalla, your closest neighbour in that area.
  3. To the SE you are nearing @Asgeirria who is busy establishing his own little archipelago.
  4. Island near Antargis I have no clue what you'll do with. The future sure looks busy for Sunset Airways.

Since you're in no rush to expand, from what I can read, I'll leave this topic upon for you to comment later.

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3 hours ago, Orioni said:

Of the orange islands, are there any in particular that you'd like to begin with? For example: one island to the NW is already labelled Burkini. And it's reference in a newspost.

I guess I'd like to start with two south of me and the three north of me. If you want to do more with Burkini, feel free to do so!

The rest is either in the somewhat distant future or I agree with your opinion. 👍

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On 5/16/2018 at 8:38 PM, Sunset Sea Islands said:

I have marked the ISTC port in the same colour as a potential and optional target, as @Fleur de Lys, unfortunately, left the region and I haven't heard from @Magnaeus in ages. If the ISTC continues to stagnate like it does now with @Prymont and me being the only active members without a lot happening, I will roleplay some infrastructural expansion on that island administered by me.

:DToo late: I just mentioned in our adventures of Simon Station that the ISTC port is called Süd-Meignitz. Or maybe Neu-Meignitzland. I haven't settled yet on a permanent name. This way everyone in the ISTC gets to have their special little detail. @Fleur de Lys has the station commander, @Sunset Sea Islands called it Simon Station, @Prymont is the technical genius, and I've given that taken port a real name.

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So today, whilst eating some tasty Limonaian penne with @Orioni, I remembered this thread. Obviously, it's kinda outdated, so I think it's time to, well, date it up a bit.

The plan mostly covers expansion throughout Thalassa, including areas that by now have been colonised by other nations. Naturally, I won't dispute the legitimacy of any of my neighbours, so those claims are all void. Nevertheless, I am still interested in the islands marked orange and green in the image above. However, I want to reiterate on my plans on how to achieve world domination these goals.

It should not come as a surprise to anyone that I am slowly turning my nation into a Technocracy. My goal is to achieve this through elections around March 2019. This is the timetable that I have come up with so far:

Late Q4 2018/ Early Q1 2019:

  • finish secretary's Report
  • appeal to ATARA
  • take control of scattered islands

Q1 2019:

  • transition fully into a technocracy
  • create technocratic bloc

Q2 2019:

  • puppet Dobby Is Free and Futanarien

Q3 2019:

  • finish construction of the Manamana Canal
  • give it national sovereignty, but integrate it into the technocratic bloc
Q4 2019/ Q1 2020:
  • Expand into polar islands Argentina-style
Naturally, all of this can change at any given moment, depending on the further development of ongoing RPs or my real-life timetable. Furthermore, this opens up the discussion about a future technocratic bloc, but I'll make a seperate OOC thread for that.
 
Looking forward to your feedback, y'all.
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