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I noticed I hadn't made an official expansion thread for Shffahkia yet so here I am.

The first expansion has effectively concluded with the latest news article. The RP for it took place in: Tel Est Notre Destin, Shffahkia's old Newsroom (NSAS) and its conclusion in Shffahkian News Syndicates. The TLDR of it is that the Larue administration made their number one priority the reunification of formerly Shffahkian states. Political antics ensue and Paranne is officially reintegrated with Shffahkia after a two-year delay. The political incompetence shown in the process has surely diminished Shffahkia's external image to the wider wurld. The question now is: can the Larue administration get its act together and continue its reunification agenda or will they be replaced by a new administration come next election with new goals for the nation?  The administration's situation will be further explored in Bureaucratic Dissonance. 

This brings me to the second agenda: NPCs and round two:

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South Ailénor Islands

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The South Ailénor Islands form the southern end of the archipelago. Similarly to its northern neighbours, the islands were originally inhabited by a group of the Touxouloutman people who were displaced by the arriving settlers. However, due to their significant size, the southern islands were settled by larger number of peoples mainly Fimian, Cristinese and Capcostese in origin. Although slavery and indentured servitude existed as economic forces in the islands, they were not implemented to the same extent as the northern islands. Following the Revolt of the Northern Ailénor Islands, the southern islands encouraged immigration from the Shffahkian mainland in order to prevent further revolting which led to a significant Lyso-Shffahkian presence in the country. The South Ailénor Islands were a part of Shffahkia throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries and went through the same socio-political changes such as the Collectivist Revolution. Following the Shffahkian Collapse in the 1970s, the state broke away and became an independent country. 

Dasdaine:

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Originally inhabited by a different native group than its eastern counterpart, a similar story of native displacement and Lyso-Shffahkian settlement unfolds in Dasdaine. For Acadia, the native group was Navajo but depending on Sefesia this might change. Shffahkian settlement began in the late 1600s. The area remained sparsely populated until the Shffahkian Imperial era when immigration to Dasdaine picked up significant steam through infrastructure projects. During that period, it was seen as key to have a strong Shffahkian presence in western Aurelia. However, the majority of immigrants came from Southern Shffahkia which led to the area being distinctly Lyso-Shffahkian. As the Shffahkian Empire ended, Dasdaine became an increasingly influential state due to its economic influence and population size in comparison to other Shffahkian states. Dasdaine was one of the few areas that didn't experience fighting during the Collectivist Revolution. The state was a major player in the aftermath of the revolution largely insisting on the continuation of democracy. Although it would go through similar syndicalist economic changes, Dasdaine protected some of its larger and crucial companies from them. In the 1970s, disagreements over the role of the federal government led to the Shffahkian Collapse when Dasdaine seceded from Shffahkia alongside Paranne and the South Ailénor Islands. Today, it is a democratic republic that has deep cultural ties to its eastern neighbour but criticizes Shffahkia often when it acts in an unsavory manner such as when it comes to the railroad states south of the two where it has pushed an agenda of humanitarian aid over military intervention. 

Acadia was quite crucial for Shffahkian lore especially for its empire's history. With their removal, a significant portion of Shffahkian history between 1850 and 1910 is also gone. In order to ensure that something remains and to continue with the Shffahkian story line, I am requesting Dasdaine to fill Acadia's old spot with its capital being Eustaceville located at the mouth of the country's only internal river. Dasdaine will also serve as the second expansion which will take place in Bureaucratic Dissonance. This is still a ways off, however. Depending on external factors such as the Anglia crisis and the deluge of new EOS member we're seeing, the two nations might be pushed to unify a bit sooner through external pressure. 

To make sure nearby nations are alright with this, I shall ping them. Please voice your concerns if you have any @Oyus, @Kirvina, @Anatea, Metzlitlaca and @Volta
 

 

Edited by Shffahkia
Added background for the NPCs per Seylos's request and removed the northern islands for later discussion (see edit history)
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OOC, I find it hard to object, but do note that if Volta feels threatened it could cause problems between us.

Speaking of which, what does the administration mean by "formerly Shffahkian states"? Seeing how I've set up Volta to have at one point been under Shffahkian rule, would that include Volta?

I'm mostly trying to gauge how threatening Volta would see this as on a scale of "meh" to "we need to stop them now!" (I know those are extremes, those are just examples and chances are Volta would be somewhere more nuanced but you get what I mean lol).

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1 hour ago, Volta said:

OOC, I find it hard to object, but do note that if Volta feels threatened it could cause problems between us.

Speaking of which, what does the administration mean by "formerly Shffahkian states"? Seeing how I've set up Volta to have at one point been under Shffahkian rule, would that include Volta?

I'm mostly trying to gauge how threatening Volta would see this as on a scale of "meh" to "we need to stop them now!" (I know those are extremes, those are just examples and chances are Volta would be somewhere more nuanced but you get what I mean lol).

"Formerly Shffahkian states" would only mean nations that were a part of the Shffahkian core and thereby share the same culture and language. So it wouldn't include Volta in any sense of the word. 

As for how worried/threatened Volta would be, I suppose it would also depend on the relations between Shffahkia and Volta. 

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4 minutes ago, Shffahkia said:

"Formerly Shffahkian states" would only mean nations that were a part of the Shffahkian core and thereby share the same culture and language. So it wouldn't include Volta in any sense of the word. 

As for how worried/threatened Volta would be, I suppose it would also depend on the relations between Shffahkia and Volta. 

That makes things a bit easier. In that case, as you said, it would indeed entirely depend on how relations between Shffahkia and Volta are. So I guess at some point we should start talking about what the relationship between our two countries are lol.

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On 7/3/2021 at 8:00 PM, Shffahkia said:

The first expansion has effectively concluded with the latest news article. The RP for it took place in: Tel Est Notre Destin, Shffahkia's old Newsroom (NSAS) and its conclusion in Shffahkian News Syndicates. The TLDR of it is that the Larue administration made their number one priority the reunification of formerly Shffahkian states. Political antics ensue and Paranne is officially reintegrated with Shffahkia after a two-year delay. The political incompetence shown in the process has surely diminished Shffahkia's external image to the wider wurld. The question now is: can the Larue administration get its act together and continue its reunification agenda or will they be replaced by a new administration come next election with new goals for the nation?  The administration's situation will be further explored in Bureaucratic Dissonance. 

Staff has been discussing this and looking over your first expansion. This second expansion we don't think we will be considered before signing off on the first one. Whilst the effort in each post of the expansion thread is certainly notable, the details are rather lacking and short. They're great posts that don't fulfill the expansion criteria. We would like to see more of the process of which the territory is unified, not merely that there is eventual agreement and end of discussion. With more detail, we certainly will gladl grant it to you.

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