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Post by OYID » 16:44:18 Sunday, 10 July, 2016

The World in January 1968


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Sudanese Civil War
Eritrean War of Independence
Angolan War of Independence
Guinea-Bissau War of Independence
Rhodesian Bush War
Mozambican War of Independence
South African Border War
Namibian War of Independence
Nigerian Civil War
Civil War in Chad
Guatemalan Civil War
Colombian Civil War
Internal Conflict in Burma
Laotian Civil War
Vietnam War
Insurgency in Northeast India
Korean DMZ Conflict
Cambodian Civil War
Naxalite-Maoist Insurgency
Basque Conflict
North Yemen Civil War
Dhofar Rebellion
War of Attrition
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Africa
*The war in Nigeria continues to rage, with Nigerian troops attacking the separatist state of Biafra.
*The Rhodesian parliament passes pro-Apartheid laws.

Americas
*Race riots and protests occur across the US. In addition, several large protests against the Vietnam War also occur.
*Communist guerilla, Ernesto "Che" Guevara is executed in Bolivia after being captured.

Asia
*The PRC agrees to give North Vietnam an undisclosed amount of aid in the form of a grant.
*An annoucement is issued by the PRC that it has shot down US planes violating its airspace.
*Inspired by the Cultural Revolution, pro-communist leftists lead a riot in Hong Kong against British colonial rule that last until the end of the 1967.

Europe
*Greek troops are forced to withdraw from Cyprus after some Turkish Cypriots are killed by Greek Cypriot troops. Relations between Athens and Nicosia sour, and Turkey begins flying sorties into Greek airspace and masses troops on her border with Greece.

Middle East
*An Egyptian SSM site fires on an Israeli destroyer, sinking it. In retaliation, the Israelis begin shelling Egyptian refineries along the Suez Canal.
*South Yemen becomes independent from the UK.
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-United States of America-
President: Huojin
Domestic Popularity: Moderate
Foreign Popularity: Moderate
Military Units: 4/10 [-60, 1 in W.Germany and S.Korea, 4 in S.Vietnam, -100 maintenance]
Nuclear Level: 7/10 [-70 maintenance]
Economy: +380
Foreign Aid: 100 [Wanted: 100]
Deficit: 4500
Credit Income: +155 [+30 Panama Canal Control, +50 Saudi Oil, +20 South African Uranium, +10 Kuwaiti Oil, +10 Venezuelan Oil, +10 Brazilian Coffee, +10 Colombian Coffee, +10 Liberian Diamonds, +80 international trade, +100 allied trade, -225 deficit]
Conflicts: Vietnam War, Korean DMZ Conflict, Cambodian Civil War

-Union of Soviet Socialist Republics-
General Secretary: Master of Oblivion
Domestic Popularity: Somewhat High
Foreign Popularity: Moderate
Military Units: 12/13 [-10, 1 in E.Germany, -130 maintenance]
Nuclear Level: 7/10 [-70 maintenance]
Economy: +170
Foreign Aid: 30 [Wanted: 50]
COMECON Subsidies: 60 [Wanted: 100]
Deficit: 0
Credit Income: +100 [+30 Iraqi Oil, +20 Romanian Oil, +10 Cuban Sugar, +110 Warsaw Pact, +30 international trade, +30 allied trade]
Conflicts: None

-People's Republic of China-
Chairman: Scorpion
Domestic Popularity: High
Foreign Popularity: Moderate
Military Units: 14/14 [-140 maintenance]
Nuclear Level: 3/10 [-30 maintenance]
Economy: +155
Foreign Aid: 15 [Wanted: 40]
Deficit: 400
Credit Income: +25 [+40 international trade, +35 allied trade, -20 deficit]
Conflicts: None

-United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland-
Prime Minister: Gesar
Domestic Popularity: Somewhat High
Foreign Popularity: Moderate
Military Units: 5/5 [-50 maintenance]
Nuclear Level: 5/10 [-50 maintenance]
Economy: +130
Foreign Aid: 50 [Wanted: 60]
Colonial Aid: 60 [Wanted: 80]
Deficit: 200
Credit Income: +80 [+30 South African Uranium, +30 Iranian Oil, +20 South African Diamonds, +10 Botswanan Diamonds, +10 Malaysian Tin, +10 South African Gold, +35 international trade, +25 allied trade, -10 deficit]
Conflicts: Fighting Rebels

-United Arab Republic (Egypt)-
President: Serenissima
Domestic Popularity: High
Foreign Popularity: Moderate
Military Units: 4/4 [-40 maintenance]
Nuclear Level: None
Economy: +70
Foreign Aid: 10 [Wanted: 10]
Deficit: 300
Credit Income: +80 [+30 Suez Canal Nationalised, +10 Arab League Aid, +20 international trade, +15 allied trade, -15 deficit]
Conflicts: War of Attrition, North Yemen Civil War, Fighting Rebels
=
Muslim Brotherhood
Sphere: Neutral
Units: 0

-Democratic Republic of Vietnam-
President: Coin
Domestic Popularity: High
Foreign Popularity: Somewhat Low
Military Units: 2/2 [-20 maintenance]
Nuclear Level: None
Economy: +30 credits
Deficit: 0
Credit Income: +30 [+0 international trade, +20 allied trade]
Conflicts: Vietnam War

-Republic of South Africa-
Prime Minister: TRC
Domestic Popularity: Low
Foreign Popularity: Moderate
Military Units: 4/4 [-40 maintenance]
Nuclear Level: None
Economy: +90 credits [Has two +30 uranium bonuses going to USA and UK, +20 diamond bonus going to UK, +10 gold bonus going to UK]
Colonial Aid: 10 [Wanted: 30]
Deficit: 100
Credit Income: +80 [+20 international trade, +15 allied trade, -5 deficit]
Conflicts: Fighting Rebels, South African Border War
=
African National Congress
Sphere: Neutral
Units: 1
=
Pan-Africanist Congress
Sphere: Chinese
Units: 0

-German Democratic Republic-
General Secretary: tardis218
Domestic Popularity: Moderate
Foreign Popularity: Moderate
Military Units: 4/4 [-40 maintenance]
Nuclear Level: None
Economy: +60 credits
Deficit: 0
Credit Income: +50 [+10 international trade, +20 allied trade]
Conflicts: None
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-French Fifth Republic-
President: VACANT
Domestic Popularity: Moderate
Foreign Popularity: Moderate
Military Units: 6/6 [-60 maintenance]
Nuclear Level: 3/10 [-30 maintenance]
Economy: +130
Foreign Aid: 30 [Wanted: 40]
Colonial Aid: 40 [Wanted: 70]
Deficit: 200
Credit Income: +30 [+10 Madagascan Diamonds, +35 international trade, +25 allied trade, -10 deficit]
Conflicts: None

-Republic of Cuba-
President: VACANT
Domestic Popularity: Somewhat High
Foreign Popularity: Somewhat Low
Military Units: 4/4 [-40 maintenance]
Nuclear Level: None
Economy: +50 credits [+10 Cuban Sugar going to USSR]
Deficit: 100
Credit Income: +35 [+20 international trade, +10 allied trade, -5 deficit]
Conflicts: None

-Republic of India-
Prime Minister: VACANT
Domestic Popularity: Somewhat High
Foreign Popularity: Moderate
Military Units: 7/7 [-70 maintenance]
Nuclear Level: None
Economy: +90
Foreign Aid: 10 [Wanted: 10]
Deficit: 300
Credit Income: +35 [+30 international trade, +10 allied trade, -15 deficit]
Conflicts: Naxalite-Maoist Insurgency, Insurgency in Northeast India
=
Naxalite-Maoist Rebels
Sphere: Chinese
Units: 1
=
United National Liberation Front
Sphere: Neutral
Units: 0
=
Karbi Longri N.C. Hills Liberation Front
Sphere: Neutral
Units: 0

-State of Israel-
President: VACANT
Domestic Popularity: Somewhat High
Foreign Popularity: Moderate
Military Units: 6/6 [-60 maintenance]
Nuclear Level: None
Economy: +80 credits
Foreign Aid: 0 [Wanted: 0]
Deficit: 100
Credit Income: +55 [+10 international trade, +30 allied trade, -5 deficit]
Conflicts: War of Attrition, Fighting Separatists
=
Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO)
Sphere: Neutral
Units: 2

-Republic of Iraq-
President: VACANT
Domestic Popularity: Somewhat Low
Foreign Popularity: Moderate
Military Units: 6/6 [-60 maintenance]
Nuclear Level: None
Economy: +60 [+30 Iraqi Oil going to USSR]
Deficit: 200
Credit Income: +25 [+25 international trade, +10 allied trade, -10 deficit]
Conflicts: None

-Syrian Arab Republic-
President: VACANT
Domestic Popularity: Somewhat Low
Foreign Popularity: Moderate
Military Units: 4/4 [-40 maintenance]
Nuclear Level: None
Economy: +55
Deficit: 150
Credit Income: +35 [+20 international trade, +10 allied trade, -10 deficit]
Conflicts: None

-Federal Republic of Germany-
President: VACANT
Domestic Popularity: Moderate
Foreign Popularity: Somewhat High
Military Units: 5/5 [-50 maintenance]
Nuclear Level: None
Economy: +70 credits
Deficit: 200
Credit Income: +70 [+20 international trade, +40 allied trade, -10 deficit]
Conflicts: None

-Democratic People's Republic of Korea-
President: VACANT
Domestic Popularity: Very High
Foreign Popularity: Low
Military Units: 6/6 [-60 maintenance]
Nuclear Level: None
Economy: +60 credits
Deficit: 0
Credit Income: +20 [+10 international trade, +10 allied trade]
Conflicts: Korean DMZ Conflict

-Republic of Korea-
President: VACANT
Domestic Popularity: Moderate
Foreign Popularity: Somewhat High
Military Units: 5/5 [-50 maintenance]
Nuclear Level: None
Economy: +75 credits
Deficit: 100
Credit Income: +55 [+20 international trade, +15 allied trade, -5 deficit]
Conflicts: Korean DMZ Conflict
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=Africa=

-Rhodesia-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 3
Sphere: Neutral
Units: 2
Economy: 3
Conflicts: Rhodesian Bush War
=
ZANU
Sphere: Chinese
Units: 0
=
ZAPU
Sphere: Soviet
Units: 0

-Algeria-
Government: One Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: Soviet
Units: 4
Economy: 2
Conflicts: None

-Morocco-
Government: Monarchy
Stability: 5
Sphere: American
Units: 4
Economy: 2
Conflicts: Restive West Sahara Separatists

-Angola-
Government: Colonial
Stability: 3
Sphere: Portuguese Colony
Units: 4
Economy: 2 [Has +20 diamonds bonus too unstable to export]
Conflicts: Angolan War of Independence
=
Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola
Sphere: Soviet
Units: 4
=
National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA)
Sphere: Chinese
Units: 3
=
National Liberation Front of Angola
Sphere: American
Units: 3
=
Front for the Liberation of the Enclave of Cabinda
Sphere: French
Units: 1
=
Eastern Revolt
Sphere: Zambian (Chinese)
Units: 1

-Botswana-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: British
Units: 3
Economy: 1 [Has +10 Botswana Diamonds bonus going to UK]
Conflicts: None

-Dahomey-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: American
Units: 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: None

-Ethiopia-
Government: Monarchy
Stability: 4
Sphere: American
Units: 4
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Fighting Separatists
=
Eritrean Liberation Front
Sphere: Soviet
Units: 1

-Kenya-
Government: One Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: British
Units: 2
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Fighting Separatists
=
Somali Separatists
Sphere: Somalian (Neutral)
Units: 0

-Uganda-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: British
Units: 2
Economy: 1
Conflicts: None

-Tanzania-
Government: One Party
Stability: 6
Sphere: Chinese
Units: 2
Economy: 1
Conflicts: None

-Rwanda-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: Belgian
Units: 2
Economy: 1
Conflicts: None

-Burundi-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 3
Sphere: Belgian
Units: 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Restive Hutus

-Mauritania-
Government: One Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: Chinese
Units: 2
Economy: 1
Conflicts: None

-Mali-
Government: Military Rule
Stability: 3
Sphere: Soviet
Units: 1
Economy: 2 [Has +10 Malian gold going to no one]
Conflicts: None

-Mozambique-
Government: Colonial
Stability: 4
Sphere: Portuguese Colony
Units: 2
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Mozambican War of Independence
=
Liberation Front of Mozambique (FRELIMO)
Sphere: Soviet/Chinese
Units: 1

-Gabon-
Government: One Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: American
Units: 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: None

-Somalia-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 3
Sphere: Italian (Neutral)
Units: 3
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Restive clans

-South West Africa-
Government: Colonial
Stability: 3
Sphere: South African Colony
Units: 2
Economy: 1 [Has +30 uranium bonus going to SA]
Conflicts: South African Border War, Namibian War of Independence
=
South West Africa People's Organization (SWAPO)
Sphere: Soviet
Units: 1
=
South West African National Union (SWANU)
Sphere: Chinese
Units: 0

-Lesotho-
Government: Monarchy
Stability: 5
Sphere: British
Units: 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: None

-Swaziland-
Government: Monarchy
Stability: 5
Sphere: British
Units: 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: None

-Libya-
Government: Monarchy
Stability: 5
Sphere: British
Units: 4
Economy: 3
Conflicts: None

-Chad-
Government: One Party
Stability: 3
Sphere: French
Units: 2
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Chadian Civil War
=
National Liberation Front of Chad (FROLINAT)
Sphere: Neutral
Units: 1

-Cameroon-
Government: One Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: Neutral
Units: 2
Economy: 2
Conflicts: Fighting Rebels
=
Union of the Peoples of Cameroon
Allegiance: Neutral
Units: 0

-Tunisia-
Government: One Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: Pro-US
Units: 2
Economy: 3
Conflicts: None

-Central Africa-
Government: One Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: French
Units: 1
Economy: 2
Conflicts: None

-Zambia-
Government: One Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: Chinese
Units: 2
Economy: 2
Conflicts: None

-Malawi-
Government: One Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: British
Units: 2
Economy: 1
Conflicts: None

-Congo-Leopoldville-
Government: Military Rule
Stability: 3
Sphere: Neutral
Units: 2
Economy: 1 [Has +20 Congolese diamond bonus going to no one]
Conflicts: Fighting Rebels
=
People's Revolutionary Party
Sphere: Chinese
Units: 1

-Congo-Brazzaville-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: Neutral
Units: 4
Economy: 2 [Has +10 diamond bonus going to no one]
Conflicts: None

-Madagascar-
Government: Multi-Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: French
Units: 1
Economy: 1 [+10 diamond income bonus going to USSR]
Conflicts: None

-Djibouti-
Government: Colonial
Stability: 6
Sphere: French Colony
Units: 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: None

-Sudan-
Government: Military Rule
Stability: 3
Sphere: Neutral
Units: 3
Economy: 2
Conflicts: Sudanese Civil War
=
Anyanya
Sphere: Neutral
Units: 1

-Nigeria-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: Neutral
Units: 4
Economy: 1 [Has +10 Agriculture bonus going to no one]
Conflicts: Nigerian Civil War
=
Republic of Biafra
Government: Military Rule
Stability: 3
Sphere: American
Military Units: 2
Economy: 1
Conflicts: At war with Nigeria

-Guinea-
Government: One Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: Neutral
Units: 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: None

-Guinea-Bissau-
Government: Colonial
Stability: 3
Sphere: Portuguese Colony
Units: 2
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Guinea-Bissau War of Independence
=
African Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde
Sphere: Soviet
Units: 1

-Equatorial Guinea-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: Spanish
Units: 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: None

-Senegal-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: American
Units: 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: None

-The Gambia-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 3
Sphere: British
Units: 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: None

-Sierra Leone-
Government: One Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: American
Units: 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: None

-Liberia-
Government: One Party, US Puppet
Stability: 4
Sphere: American
Units: 1
Economy: 1 [Has +10 diamond bonus going to America]
Conflicts: None

-Niger-
Government: One Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: American
Units: 2
Economy: 1
Conflicts: None

-Togo-
Government: One Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: American
Units: 2
Economy: 1
Conflicts: None

-Upper Volta-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: American
Units: 2
Economy: 1
Conflicts: None

-Ghana-
Government: Military Rule
Stability: 4
Sphere: American
Units: 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: None

=Americas=

-Canada-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: American
Units: 5
Economy: 5
Conflicts: None

-Haiti-
Government: Dictatorship
Stability: 2
Sphere: American
Units: 1
Economy: 2
Conflicts: None

-Mexico-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: Neutral
Units: 2
Economy: 2 [Has +20 oil bonus going to no one]
Conflicts: None

-Jamaica-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: British
Units: 1
Economy: 2
Conflicts: None

-Belize-
Government: Colonial
Stability: 5
Sphere: British Colony
Units: 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: None

-El Salvador-
Government: Military Rule
Stability: 3
Sphere: American
Units: 3
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Fighting Rebels
=
Communist Party of El Salvador
Units: 0
Sphere: Soviet

-Honduras-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: Neutral
Units: 2
Economy: 2
Conflicts: None

-Guatemala-
Government: Military Rule
Stability: 4
Sphere: American
Units: 2
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Fighting Rebels
=
Guatemalan Party of Labour
Sphere: Soviet
Units: 1

-Nicaragua-
Government: Military Rule
Stability: 4
Sphere: American
Units: 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Fighting Rebels
=
Sandinista National Liberation Front
Sphere: Soviet
Units: 0

-Panama-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 3
Sphere: American
Units: 1
Economy: 1 [Has +30 Panama canal control bonus going to America]
Conflicts: None

-Costa Rica-
Government: One Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: American
Units: 0
Economy: 1
Conflicts: None

-Argentina-
Government: Military Rule
Stability: 4
Sphere: American
Units: 3
Economy: 2
Conflicts: None

-Bolivia-
Government: Military Rule
Stability: 1
Sphere: American
Units: 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: None

-Brazil-
Government: Military Rule
Stability: 4
Sphere: American
Units: 4
Economy: 2 [Has +10 Brazilian coffee bonus going to America]
Conflicts: Fighting Rebels
=
Communist Party of Brazil
Sphere: Neutral
Units: 1

-Chile-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: American
Units: 4
Economy: 2
Conflicts: Fighting Rebels
=
Revolutionary Left Movement
Sphere: Soviet
Units: 0

-Colombia-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: American
Units: 3
Economy: 2 [Has +10 coffee bonus going to USA]
Conflicts: Colombian Civil War
=
FARC
Sphere: Soviet
Units: 1
=
National Liberation Army
Sphere: Soviet
Units: 0
=
Popular Liberation Army
Sphere: Chinese
Units: 0

-Ecuador-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: American
Units: 3
Economy: 2
Conflicts: None

-Paraguay-
Government: Military Rule
Stability: 4
Sphere: American
Units: 2
Economy: 1
Conflicts: None

-Dominica-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: American
Units: 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: None

-Peru-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 3
Sphere: American
Units: 5
Economy: 2
Conflicts: Fighting Rebels
=
Revolutionary Left Movement
Sphere: Soviet
Units: 1

-Uruguay-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 3
Sphere: American
Units: 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Fighting Rebels
=
National Liberation Movement
Sphere: Soviet
Units: 0

-Venezuela-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: American
Units: 3
Economy: 2 [Has +10 oil bonus going to America]
Conflicts: None

-Suriname-
Government: Colonial
Stability: 5
Sphere: Dutch Colony
Units: 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: None

-Guyana-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: British
Units: 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: None

=Asia=

-Japan-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: American
Units: 1
Economy: 5
Conflicts: None

-S.Vietnam-
Government: Military Rule
Stability: 3
Sphere: American
Units: 1
Economy: 3
Conflicts: Vietnam War
=
Vietcong
Sphere: Neutral (Soviet and Chinese)
Units: 1

-Indonesia-
Government: One Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: American
Units: 10
Economy: 3
Conflicts: None

-S.Korea-
Government: Military Rule
Stability: 4
Sphere: American
Units: 5
Economy: 3
Conflicts: Korean DMZ Conflict

-Pakistan-
Government: Military Rule
Stability: 4
Sphere: Neutral
Units: 5
Economy: 1
Conflicts: None

-Ceylon-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 2
Sphere: American
Units: 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Fighting Separatists
=
Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam
Sphere: Neutral
Units: 1
=
Tamil Eelam Liberation Organization
Sphere: Indian
Units: 0

-Malaysia-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: British
Units: 2
Economy: 1 [Has +10 Malaysian tin bonus going to UK]
Conflicts: None

-Brunei-
Government: Monarchy, British puppet
Stability: 5
Sphere: British
Units: 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: None

-Mongolia-
Government: One Party, Soviet puppet
Stability: 5
Sphere: Chinese
Units: 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: None

-Nepal-
Government: Monarchy
Stability: 4
Sphere: Indian
Units: 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Fights with Maoists

-Bhutan-
Government: Monarchy
Stability: 5
Sphere: Indian
Units: 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: None

-Taiwan-
Government: One Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: American
Units: 3
Economy: 2
Conflicts: None

-Thailand-
Government: Military Rule
Stability: 4
Sphere: American
Units: 2
Economy: 1
Conflicts: None

-Burma-
Government: Military Rule
Stability: 3
Sphere: Isolationist
Units: 2
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Internal Conflict in Burma
=
National Democratic Alliance
Sphere: Neutral
Units: 1

-Cambodia-
Government: Monarchy
Stability: 3
Sphere: Neutral
Units: 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Cambodian Civil War
=
Khmer Rouge
Sphere: Chinese
Units: 0

-Laos-
Government: Military Rule
Stability: 3
Sphere: American
Units: 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Laotian Civil War
=
Pathet Lao
Sphere: Soviet
Units: 1

=Europe=

-Yugoslavia-
Government: One Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: Neutral
Units: 6
Economy: 4
Conflicts: None

-Spain-
Government: Monarchy
Stability: 4
Sphere: American
Units: 3
Economy: 4
Conflicts: Basque Conflict
=
Basque Homeland and Freedom (ETA)
Sphere: Soviet
Units: 0

-Belgium-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: American
Units: 3
Economy: 4
Conflicts: None

-Sweden-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: Neutral
Units: 5
Economy: 4
Conflicts: None

-Albania-
Government: One Party
Stability: 6
Sphere: Chinese
Units: 2
Economy: 2
Conflicts: Restive Greek separatists

-Greece-
Government: Military Rule
Stability: 5
Sphere: NATO
Units: 4
Economy: 3
Conflicts: None

-Cyprus-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: Neutral
Units: 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: None

-Turkey-
Government: Military Rule
Stability: 4
Sphere: NATO
Units: 5
Economy: 3
Conflicts: Restive Kurdish separatists

-Liechtenstein-
Government: Monarchy
Stability: 6
Sphere: West Germany (American)
Units: 0
Economy: 1
Conflicts: None

-Netherlands-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 6
Sphere: NATO
Units: 2
Economy: 5
Conflicts: None

-Monaco-
Government: Monarchy
Stability: 6
Sphere: French
Units: 0
Economy: 1
Conflicts: None

-Luxembourg-
Government: Duchy
Stability: 6
Sphere: French
Units: 0
Economy: 1
Conflicts: None

-Ireland-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: Neutral
Units: 3
Economy: 3
Conflicts: Fighting Rebels
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Irish Republican Army
Sphere: Soviet
Units: 0
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Ulster Volunteer Force
Sphere: British (Neutral)
Units: 0

-Andorra-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 6
Sphere: French
Units: 0
Economy: 1
Conflicts: None

-Portugal-
Government: Military Rule
Stability: 4
Sphere: American
Units: 4
Economy: 3
Conflicts: Angolan War of Independence, Guinea-Bissau War of Independence, Mozambican War of Independence

-Italy-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: NATO
Units: 2
Economy: 4
Conflicts: None

-Vatican City-
Government: Theocracy
Stability: 6
Sphere: Italian (American)
Units: 0
Economy: 0
Conflicts: None

-San Marino-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 6
Sphere: Italian (American)
Units: 0
Economy: 1
Conflicts: None

-Switzerland-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 6
Sphere: Neutral
Units: 1
Economy: 3
Conflicts: None

-Austria-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: American
Units: 3
Economy: 3
Conflicts: None

-Norway-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 6
Sphere: NATO
Units: 9
Economy: 4
Conflicts: None

-Denmark-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: NATO
Units: 4
Economy: 4
Conflicts: None

-Greenland-
Government: Colonial
Stability: 5
Sphere: Danish Colony
Units: 0
Economy: 1
Conflicts: None

-Iceland-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 6
Sphere: NATO
Units: 1
Economy: 4
Conflicts: None

-Finland-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: Soviet (out of necessity)
Units: 4
Economy: 4
Conflicts: None

-Poland-
Government: One Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: Warsaw Pact
Units: 3
Economy: 3
Conflicts: None

-Czechoslovakia-
Government: One Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: Warsaw Pact
Units: 3
Economy: 3
Conflicts: None

-Romania-
Government: One Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: Warsaw Pact
Units: 2
Economy: 2 [Has +20 Romanian oil bonus going to USSR]
Conflicts: None

-Bulgaria-
Government: One Party
Stability: 6
Sphere: Warsaw Pact
Units: 2
Economy: 3
Conflicts: None

-Hungary-
Government: One Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: Warsaw Pact
Units: 2
Economy: 3
Conflicts: None

=Middle East=

-Iran-
Government: Monarchy
Stability: 4
Sphere: British
Units: 6
Economy: 3
Conflicts: Fighting Rebels
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People's Mujahidin
Sphere: Soviet
Units: 1

-Afghanistan-
Government: Monarchy
Stability: 4
Sphere: Neutral
Units: 2
Economy: 2 [+10 Afghani opiate going nowhere]
Conflicts: None

-Kuwait-
Government: Monarchy
Stability: 5
Sphere: American
Units: 1
Economy: 3 [Has +10 Kuwait oil bonus going to America]
Conflicts: None

-Saudi Arabia-
Government: Monarchy
Stability: 5
Sphere: American
Units: 1
Economy: 2 [Has +50 oil bonus going to America]
Conflicts: None

-Trucial Sheikhdoms-
Government: Colonial
Stability: 4
Sphere: British Colony
Units: 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: None

-Qatar-
Government: Colonial
Stability: 5
Sphere: British Colony
Units: 1
Economy: 1 [Has +10 Qatari oil bonus going to UK]
Conflicts: None

-Bahrain-
Government: Colonial
Stability: 4
Sphere: British Colony
Units: 1
Economy: 1 [Has +10 Bahraini oil bonus going to UK]
Conflicts: None

-Oman-
Government: Monarchy
Stability: 3
Sphere: British
Units: 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Dhofar Rebellion
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Popular Front for the Liberation of the Occupied Arabian Gulf
Sphere: Soviet
Units: 1
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Dhofar Liberation Front
Sphere: Soviet
Units: 0

-Kingdom of Yemen (North Yemen)-
Government: Monarchy
Stability: 4
Sphere: Saudi (British)
Units: 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: North Yemen Civil War
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Yemen Arab Republic
Sphere: UAR
Units: 2

-People's Republic of Southern Yemen (South Yemen)-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: UAR
Units: 2
Economy: 1
Conflicts: None

-Jordan-
Government: Monarchy
Stability: 5
Sphere: Egyptian (American)
Units: 3
Economy: 3
Conflicts: None

-Lebanon-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 3
Sphere: American
Units: 1
Economy: 2
Conflicts: None
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Post by OYID » 17:12:44 Monday, 18 July, 2016

The World in July 1968


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Sudanese Civil War
Eritrean War of Independence
Angolan War of Independence
Guinea-Bissau War of Independence
Rhodesian Bush War
Mozambican War of Independence
South African Border War
Namibian War of Independence
Nigerian Civil War
Civil War in Chad
Guatemalan Civil War
Colombian Civil War
Internal Conflict in Burma
Laotian Civil War
Vietnam War
Insurgency in Northeast India
Korean DMZ Conflict
Cambodian Civil War
Naxalite-Maoist Insurgency
Basque Conflict
North Yemen Civil War
Dhofar Rebellion
War of Attrition
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United Nations
  • The Soviet Union sumbits a resolution calling for a commercial embargo against South Africa on the grounds of it being an Apartheid state. While the resolution is ultimately defeated by the Western powers, it raises the foreign popularity of the USSR as well as Egypt's, who defends it vocally.
  • Egypt also enters a resolution condeming recent Israeli attacks on its civillian population. This resolution is ignored, though, so it has no effect.
  • The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty is now open for signing. Many countries have signaled that they will go ahead and sign it, though most are waiting to see what the great powers will do.
AFRICA
  • In Salisbury, capital of the apartheid rogue state of Rhodesia, Prime Minister Ian Smith gives an interview in an upscale downtown restaurant to discuss recently-passed legislation, when he is rudely cut short by the sound of gunfire and explosions coming in from the street and rocking the dinner tables, spilling over wine bottles and everything. As his guards return fire, the Prime Minister of the unrecognized nation makes the fateful decision to vacate the premises. With Security Forces personnel closing in on the location of the shootout, Smith and his press corps make their way to the back of the restaurant, where a getaway vehicle waits for them. The restaurant staff take cover and look on as their controversial leader makes his way across the kitchen, the scared journalists cowering behind him while the commander of his personal guard orders the PM's chauffeur to start the car. Just as an armed guard opens the passenger seat and urges his leader to exit the place already and enter the vehicle, Smith looks back to take one last look at the scared second-class citizens he leaves behind, the driver sparks the ignition, and the car explodes.
  • Deputy Prime Minister the Honorable Clifford Walter DuPont is appointed as acting Prime Minister of Rhodesia. He confirms that Smith survived the attempt but is in critical condition and, as his first official act, declares a state of emergency across the country and a crackdown on all subversive organizations. He also announces that guerrilla fighters captured after the gunfight confess to being members of the outlawed Zimbabwe African People's Union, and so he orders the Rhodesian Security Forces to focus their attention on ZAPU. He also claims that said gunmen confess to coordinating the assassination attempt with Soviet agents, though he fails to produce any more evidence to back this up.
  • While the ensuing crackdown succeeds in capturing most of ZAPU's leadership and dismantling its operating network, the rebel group surges in popularity among the oppressed black majority, who begin holding rallies and demonstrations in support of the group despite its organizers having no real connection to it themselves. ZAPU's popularity only grows after the government moves to suppress these shows of support, and the organization grows by one unit. However, the inexperience of the new leaders, coupled with continuing internal strife, renders it unable to mount an organized offensive against the apartheid government. All in all, Rhodesia's stability drops by 1.
  • Meanwhile, competing rebel group ZANU openly asks its Chinese backers for greater support, since, they claim, they're better positioned to capitalize on this development, not to mention that their peasant-centered strategy makes more sense for the objective conditions of underdeveloped Zimbabwe.
  • South African politicians immediately declare their support for their brothers in Rhodesia, and begin demanding that their government intervene to stabilize the neighboring kindred nation, with many fearing the consequences of the Salisbury government falling as sporadic celebrations also take place across their nation, though they are rapidly and heavily suppressed.
  • Also in South Africa, some embarrassment is registered as customs officials celebrate the seizing of a weapons shipment, only to find out later that the guns are American-made and set to be delivered to a military base in Portuguese East Africa. It seems that the shipping was supposed to be coordinated with South African intelligence services, who never did pick up the cargo. Black nationalists and socialists across Africa denounce the attempted move, while the political establishment in Praetoria itself is pretty much sympathetic to the sentiment and instead condemns the failure to carry it to fruition. South Africa retains the shipment for now, unsure of what to do with it now that it's in the spotlight.
  • Portguese frustration at South Africa's failure to deliver them weapons is somewhat stemmed, however, when a un unknown white man proudly walks up to a military base to deliver a large shipment of weapons, conveniently airdropped a few miles away. When the soldiers come out bearing Portuguese colonial uniforms, however, the man's proud demeanor changes rapidly, turning into more of a stuttering panic attack before attempting, unsuccesfully, to pull out his handgun before being gunned down by an entire batallion. Among the man's battered remains the colonial troops find papers identifying him as a KGB operative, apparently sent on a mission to deliver aid to FRELIMO. A sweep of the surrounding area leads the Portuguese soldiers to find a motherload of guns and ammunition, which helps them reinforce their positions and raises Portuguese Mozambique's stability by 1.
  • Reports come in from Kenya indicating that some groups among the loose remnants of the Northern Frontier District Liberation Movement have begun advancing a more Socialist line of thought, but this is seen as largely inconsequential as the ethnic Somalis remain a disorganized rabble reduced to common banditry, no longer even supported by the country they fight to join.
  • The MPLA in Angola grows by one unit, and is noticeably better armed when they deploy previously-unseen heavy weaponry into the battlefield, as well as anti-aircraft equipment. They strike the colonial forces and destroy 1 unit. They would've gotten more but they're attacked by a resurgent FNLA (grown by 2), which capitalizes on their concentrating on Portugal to take down two units before the MPLA regroups and kills one of theirs. It seems that while heavy weaponry is effective at confronting regular standing armies, the internecine fighting among the rebel factions is still decided by irregular skirmishing.
  • The African Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde grows by one unit, prompting a terrified colonial authority to ask the metropoli for a larger deployment.
  • A group of prominent Soviet dignitaries goes on what is quickly described as a "charm tour" of Africa. First, they visit Mali, where they push the current government to start sending the Soviets their gold, and offer future economic aid to expand their supply. The Malian ministers answer that they would love to do so, but that unfortunately their mining sector is not currently sufficiently developed to a point where that might be possible, so the problem is one of improvement, not expansion. The following stop is Congo-Brazzaville, where similar inquiries into its diamond bonus are met with similar answers, although the country's avowedly Socialist leader is reportedly more eager to socialize with his Soviet guests.
  • The last stop of their tour is Nigeria, where they time their arrival to coincide with the delivery of military aid, followed by assertions on the part of the dignitaries denouncing Biafran separatism as a Western plot. The military regime welcomes the aid, though it is careful to politely point out its deep ties with the West following the coup that deposed the Marxist Kwame Nkrumah, its strict obedience of IMF recommendations and the fact that, while it is true that the vile French are supporting the traitors, Great Britain herself has been a staunch ally of the legitimate government of Nigeria, so it wouldn't do to generalize all Western powers as bad, though they are very thankful for the Soviets' support.
  • Soviet military aid props up the North's stability and gives it a better negotiating position in the talks to come.
  • The UK announces the inception of something called the African Development Plan (ADP), and draws comparisons to the world-famous European Recovery Program, better known as the Marshall Plan. They also draw other comparisons but they are drowned out by the enthusiasm generated worldwide at the prospect of a Marshall Plan for Africa, prompting some irresponsible and excitable journalists to put forth the idea of an African continent with Europe-like living standards or possibly "and end to global inequality as we know it." Britain's foreign popularity surges, but many skeptics point out that it's going to be very hard for anything they do to live up to people's expectations.
  • The first country to receive ADP aid is Ethiopia, which immediately sees its economy improve and is expected to keep improving over time. This greatly undermines the Eritrean separatists' popularity, especially over their now seemingly unwise pro-Soviet stance and even among their base of support some begin suggesting that maybe being under the Ethiopian yoke is not so bad.
  • After that, the US and the UK host peace talks over the Nigerian Civil War, in which Britain proposes creating an ethnic federation of Nigeria with autonomy for the Igbo (the rebels' ethnic group) and Yoruba, as well as guaranteed seats representing Christians and Muslims alike in government.
  • Thanks to American support, this proposal is backed by the leaders of the Biafra rebellion, who would get full pardons under it. The North's top brass, however, is reluctant to accede, especially after Soviet aid emboldened and reasssured them. When the hosting parties mention that signing the peace would give them acces to ADP funds, however, pressure mounts quickly from within the administration to make a deal. Ultimately, the parties of the conflict agree to a ceasefire, as the military top brass is very reticent towards granting Igbo autonomy, something they would see as a sort of victory for the browbeaten insurgents, and also because they're confident that they can still get more aid from the Soviets without compromising their mission objectives.
  • The United Arab Republic, also known as Egypt, invests significantly into its education system, which is reformed thoroughly. The most notorious aspects of this reform are a scheme to pay adults to attend classes, which is seen by many as a new form of welfare, and that it gives college graduates the chance to fulfill their mandatory national conscription service as teachers. This last change causes much displeasure in the country's powerful military, however, as mandatory service is seen as an essential part of maintaining the Republic's combat readiness, especially in the face of renewed imperialist agression.
  • The UAR also attempts to reform its military. While the expansion of its jet pilot training program is by all accounts a success, efforts to revamp the military structure itself towards a more meritocratic model are met with resistance from the entrenched officer establishment, who drag down the pace of said reforms to a crawl. This problem is only exacerbated when Nasser begins sacking high-ranking officers from within his own loyal army. While the highermost-level reshuffling of the Commander in Chief and Chief of Staff happen as commanded, it's not long before Nasser's closest advisers beg him to stop firing longtime collaborators and replacing them with young unknowns, lest the discontent within the army grow large enough to threaten the country's stability.
  • Nasser's popularity recovers among the general population as he orders the locations targeted by Israel to be evacuated, though this does slow the
    economy somewhat. Egyptian artillery begins counter-battery fire against the enemy artillery that previously targetted UAR refineries, who in turn fire back, with both sides suffering slight damage but none gaining any real advantage in this long and dreadful War of Attrition.
  • Meanwhile, the leadership of the Palestine Liberation Organization meets in Cairo. As Yasser Arafat travels by car from one of his many meetings to another, a large truck rams into it from the side, sending it tumbling down into an open-air market, breaking fruit stands and mangling human bodies along its way. Arafat's driver is killed instantly, but his bodyguards survive and begin to pull the agonizing Palestinian leader from the fiery wreckage as people run away from the devastation. Suddenly, shots ring out and they too fall dead. Arafat lays on the ground, bones broken and open wounds bleeding under the hot Egyptian sun, when he sees a pair of feet stop next to him. He looks up towards the bearded stranger, who draws his gun up against the young man's face, and fires.
  • By the time his PLO comrades arrive at the scene it is far too late. They exchange gunfire with the presumed hitmen on the streets of Cairo, but it is to no avail: the assassins get away, and all that is left now is to bury the body of their great leader. Heartbroken and with its future in peril, the Palestinian revolutionaries look towards their Egyptian allies to throw a funeral fitting of a man of his stature.
  • The United States sends aid and friendly regards to Congo-Leopoldville, drawing it closer towards its sphere. Pretty clear-cut, that.
  • Britain and the US work together in Libya: the UK gently pressures the King to follow through on his plans for liberalization while the Americans shower the country with aid, which is destined to help the West of the country and for public works programmes, garnering them, and their allied government, the sympathy and support of much of the young and urban elites.
AMERICA
  • Nobel Peace Prize laureate and nonviolent organizer the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is shot dead in Memphis, Tennessee at the age of 39. Race riots rage accross the country in the wake of his death. Controversial until the end, he'd garnered the animonsity of other Black militants in the US for his principled refusal to condone violent methods of protest, and had grown increasingly isolated from his former White liberal supporters as he grew more radical in his later years. The assassination took place exactly one year after his famous speech denouncing American intervention in Vietnam, and had gone to Tennessee in support of Black sanitation workers on strike. Expressions of grief pour in from all over the world.
FAR EAST
  • The Communist Party of Malaysia reappears after having been routed at the end of the last Malaysian Emergency. They have apparently remained hidden in camps on the Thai side of the northern border. The Communist insurgency strikes out with three units and loses two, but not before taking a government unit with them. Malaysia's stability drops by 2.
  • At the same time, the Communist Party of Thailand launches an offensive of its own. The uprising catches the government by surprise because of its size and it being surprisingly well-armed, though it is quickly put down in the cities and the communists resort to rural guerrilla warfare.However, the Royal Thai Army proves more resilient and better trained than their Malaysian counterparts, and the Thai Communists' offensive is not as well prepared as the Malaysians', so government forces hold their ground as the rebels regroup as one unit in the countryside. Thailand's stability drops by one.
  • Reports come out from Laos saying that the Hmong guerrillas, as well as other as of yet unidentified armed groups, have begun attacking indiscriminately along the suspected route of the Ho Chi Minh Trail. While this effort is succesful in intercepting two full shipments of aid, it is also widely reported that the anti-communist militias have taken to burning down suspected "collaborator" villages, torturing civilians for information, destroying the zone's precious few infrastructure and just randomly killing people waking along the jungle roads. This, plus continued bombing by the Americans, gains them infamy throughout the region and helps the Pathet Lao grow by two units.
  • The Yankee imperialists send aid to the Royal Lao Army. This makes it grow by two units. Good job, imperialists.
  • Shortly thereafter, news spread of armed clashes along the Ho Chi Minh Trail (no longer just massacres and sabotage). It seems that the North Vietnamese tried to subrepticiously send a unit through the Trail without knowing that it was under attack by enemy groups, and so their men become bogged down in jungle fighting instead of reaching their Southern destination (also because the bridges got blown up). The Laotian regime is outraged by the presence of Communist troops, and demands that they withdraw immediately or else face the might of their newly-grown army.
RESISTANCE WAR AGAINST AMERICA (aka "Vietnam War")
  • Some ARVN officers grow nervous as rumors spread that the Americans intend to withdraw soon. Some of the Yankees' own actions help fuel these rumors, and South Vietnam's morale is dented somewhat at the start of the year.
  • The USAF begins a heavy bombardment of North Vietnam, touting the participation of South Vietnamese pilots, in a new tactic some are calling "carpet bombing" due to its thorough and indiscriminate nature. The Americans, in an unexpected change in policy, move towards crippling the North's industrial infrastructure. While North Vietnam's air force scrambles and fights valiantly to hold off the invaders, they cannot stop their homeland's economic capabilities from being severly damaged. Also of note is the extensive carnage inflicted upon the civilian population, especially in areas near the border and, horrifyingly, the allied South itself, in zones suspected of harboring Vietcong rebels. This helps the VC grow by two units (though it was probably also because it got aid).
  • As the Vietnam People's Air Force scrambles to fight off the invaders, dogfights ensue over the border regions, and airplanes blow up and drop left and right. One of those planes, a Soviet-made MiG-21 interceptor, falls on a US-controlled area after a fight. When Yankee soldiers reach the wreckage they find within it a wounded and uncharacteristically middle-eastern-looking man. He is taken in for questioning and confesses the incredible truth: he is an Egyptian pilot, flying a Vietnamese plane as part of an auxiliary squadron. The world is, in short order, shocked, stunned and positively flabbergasted by this development.
  • South Vietnamese suspicions towards the Americans heighten when a recording of an alleged ARVN officer confessing to being part of a plot to replace President Thiệu with Vice President Ky makes the rounds in VC and North Vietnamese radio. The recording is quickly denounced as a Communist fabrication, but not before ARVN morale is made even shakier.
  • The ARVN receives extensive training by the Americans, which improves their combat capabilities. More interesting, however, is that when the US restructures its officer training programme for the South, introducing classes and subjects relating less to immediate battleground skills and more to long-term stability and nation-building, it generates a backlash, since outside analysts declare that, while winning hearts and minds is all very well and good, there are more pressing, urgent issues at hand. Before the US brass can respond that said analysts are being shortsighted, these criticisms take hold among ARVN officers, many of whom take them as confirmation of their fears of Yankee abandomnent. Their morale becomes wobbly like a turn-of-the-century union organizer.
  • On the Vietnamese New Year, the Vietcong launch a general offensive accross South Vietnam. The Americans, however, pay heed to their intelligence sources and prepare effectively. They goad the rebels into attacking seemingly-undefended areas and then strike without mercy. It is a bloodbath for the VC, as two of their units are massacred while the Americans remain unscathed. President Johnson himself makes a big deal out of the counter-offensive's success, appearing on television to announce that "we had anticipated this last-ditch, desperate attack from the guerrillas, who have been losing this war, and that with this victory the path to ultimate peace has been assured."
  • What the Yankees don't count on, however, is with the roaring success of the Communist North's propaganda campaign in the South, as local heroes lead batallions and are quickly leonized immediately after their defeat, which in turn helps fuel a general uprising of the common people in the cities and rural areas. This, in turn, is heavily suppressed by the ARVN, although their shaky morale means that they are unable to do this effectively enough to prevent a whole new VC unit being formed and the South's stability dropping by 1, as short-lived but glorious occupations of city centers undermine the government's authority. Stories of the horrors inflicted by the heavy-handed response to the uprising also counteract somewhat the effect of Johnson's propaganda blitz, though it is still not as disastrous a PR situation as it otherwise could have been.
  • The American troops stationed at the border remain in high alert throughout all of this, apparently expecting an attack that never comes.
  • Sadly, not all is good news for the Vietcong, as it soon becomes evident that a rift has developed among the rebels! While the newly-recruited unit, comprised mostly of young veterans of the Tet Uprising, remains loyal to the pro-Soviet North, the hardened survivors of the older unit take the failure of the Offensive as definitive proof of the bankruptcy of the North's "revisionist" line, and declare that,for the good of the revolution, they must break with their brothers and form a new organization, the National Liberation Front (Maoist), as only the strategy of Prolonged People's War can deliver victory to the suffering Vietnamese nation. They invite their comrades to join, but the inexperienced newcomers are firmly under the sway of North Vietnamese commanders, and most of them don't understand the difference between the two Communisms, anyway.
  • The Khmer Rogue in Cambodia also begins denouncing a supposed bombing campaign apparently undertaken by the Americans against the entire Ho Chi Minh Trail. The indiscriminate bombing supposedly kills many civilians and ruins the government's credibility along with much of the country's eastern infrastructure, dropping Cambodia's stability by 2. This, coupled with an apparent influx of aid, makes said rebel faction grow by 1 unit.
  • Communists in Hong Kong triumphantly announce that they've been able to procure new issues of Red Flag, the officially-banned newspaper of the Cultural Revolution Group. In it, the CRG calls on the people of China to defy the PLA and regroup the Red Guards to continue revolutionary activities throughout the country. Following numbers claim a resounding success in this effort. The communists are then promptly arrested by Hong Kong's authorities.
  • China pays off some of its debt, in what is probably the most boring thing anyone does in all of Early 1968.
  • The United States hosts a massive naval excersice in the Pacific (Britain helped), along with the South Korean, South Vietnamese, Taiwanese, New Zealander, Australian, Canadian, Japanese, French and Chilean navies. The Mexican Navy is invited but they politely decline, pointing to their country's long and storied tradition of geopolitical neutrality. A few minutes later, they concede that partaking in joint manouvres would be pretty cool, and so they send a small detachment of naval officers to observe the proceedings. After all is said and done, relations and coordination improve among all the involved forces, and Mexico's naval readiness is significantly enhanced.
EUROPE
  • In France, a student movement begins occupying universities, prompting police repression. This only serves to escalate the situation. After a particularly violent showdown near the Sorbonne that spread into the famous Latin Quarter, the students receive widespread support from the country's artists, academics and, decisively, the nation's leading industrial unions, who call to a general strike and a demonstration which rallies a million people to the streets of Paris. This in turn begins a two-week wave of strikes and marches that paralyze the economy and stoke hopes and fears of an outright revolution. Factories and universities are occupied, neighborhoods organize in local councils, all that good stuff. When French President Charles de Gaulle suddenly leaves the country, forcing a shocked Guilles Pompidou to take power, it seems all is lost for the proper bourgeois order. However, a lack of support from the Communist Party of France and the leadership of the General Confederation of Labor, as well as an incapacity or unwillingness on the part of the movement's leaders to take decisive action that would've prompted an armed struggle provides the right wing with an opening to issue a state of emergency and mobilize its supporters. The revolutionary movement, stricken with the dual ills of dwindling enthusiasm and ineffective leadership, begins to fade away. As feverish May turns into defeatist June, a snap election sees De Gaulle gain a larger share of the vote than ever before. Normality returns to French society, and the world can hardly believe that the revolutionary spark was so easily ignited in a developed country, nor that it faded so quickly.
  • In technical terms, for a brief period in May the French Fifth Republic's stability dropped to 1, but now it's back up again. The movement never coalesced into a cohesive unit.
  • In the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic, Antonin Novotny, leader of the Communist Party, resigns in the face of widespread opposition and lack of Soviet support. He is replaced by Alexander Dubček, who begins a series of liberalizations of the country's economic and political system that become known as the "Prague Spring", most notably a lift on censorship which allows newspapers to be critical of the government. While these moves are welcomed in the CSR, they rouse immediate alarm and suspicion all over the Socialist Bloc. Even as Dubček states that Czechoslovakia will remain in the Warsaw Pact as it implements what he calls "Socialism with a human face", there are calls all over Eastern Europe for the Soviet Union to intervene and preserve the integrity and stability of revolutionary governments in the region.
  • As the threat of Soviet intervention looms large over the Czechoslovaks' incipient reforms, Western human rights organizations begin praising the general spirit of the Prague Spring. The recently-liberalized press also begins reporting that explicitly pro-Reform groups begin to spring up independently of the Party apparatus, with some figures in government even expressing sympathy or providing support. This is allowed by the government as a resurgence of grassroots organizations is a mark of the Spring in general, but they still raise tensions.
  • The Democratic Republic of Germany invests heavily in industrializing its rural areas. This sees only a very slight success, as large investments are notoriously bad at improving already-established socialist economies. Analysts do point out that it's still pretty good for an Eastern Bloc country, though, as is usually the case with East Germany.
  • A fishing vessel is detained for a routine inspection off the coast of Spain, and inside the police find a shipment of weapons and ammunition. The captain is arrested and taken for questioning at port, where he confesses that they were meant for ETA and claims he was put up to it by a Russian-speaking crewmember who somehow vanished by the time the Spanish police set out to look for him.
  • Prime Minister Harold Wilson backpedals on his support for the I'm Backing Britain campaign, in which he asked working people to labor for an extra half hour a day without receiving more pay, and instead announces a round of subsidies for union-friendly sectors such as coal and heavy industry. While the economic effects are negligible, his popularity rises.
  • The British PM then begins negotiating the UK's entry into the European Common Market. This potentially seismic move is met with muted reaction in Britain itself.
  • The UK sends aid to the Fascist regime in Portugal, now under new administration. As Britain's oldest ally, they welcome the aid whole-heartedly and assure them that they will follow through on liberalizing reforms. While the aid does help the reformers shore up the economy somewhat, the heavily-suppressed opposition insists that the changes to the political system are merely superficial, and that the UK is disgracing itself by supporting an anti-democratic regime.
  • The British also suggest that Portugal should engage in a gradual form of decolonization after the UK's own example, working with the right-wing factions of the local rebellions. While this idea sees some support in the overseas territories, the Portuguese government refuses outright, asking their guests instead if they would rather see Africa fall to the Communists than Portugal remain relevant in the world stage. It seems that Salazar's successors are just as close-minded about their colonies as the ailing dictator himself.
  • Soviet intelligence recieves a tip-off from an anonymous source, and finds a small abandoned ship off the Romanian coast carrying a large sum of cash money. The money comes with instructions on how to use it to distance the Socialist Republic of Romania from the USSR. While Ceaucescu denies the authenticity of said shipment, relations between the two countries sour, especially as the Soviets are growing increasingly wary of their Eastern European allies.
MIDDLE EAST
  • In a shocking move, Britain deploys one unit to Oman, along with aid. The United States sends aid too, and together these factors combine to dislodge the rebels from their strongholds and put them on the backwoods backfoot.
  • In North Yemen, attempts by the Royalist army to besiege the capital, Sana'a, soon escalate into a pitched battle as both sides of the civil war receive aid from their respective backers. the Royalist and Republican sides each grows by one unit and their respective advances stall at the border.
  • The stalemate is broken, however, when the Royal Air Force launches a surprise bombing of the Yemen Arab Republic. This shocks and destabilizes the incipient country as they lose a unit and are forced to withdraw, prompting the Kingdom of Yemen's forces to advance and gain territory from the Republicans, in a surprising development for a war that was, by all accounts, practically over. For now, it appears that the two sides are once again evenly matched, though public opinion swings moderately in favor of the Republicans as news spread of British bombers hitting civilian areas.
  • As they advance, Royalist forces remain unable to take over Sana'a, whose garrison ends up cut off from the rest of the YAR's army. Surrounded and now well and truly beseiged, the isolated half of the Republican side's forces man the defenses at the capital and prepare for the worst.
  • Political opposition grows in the Kingdom of Jordan, as members of the military and bureaucracy voice their disagreement with the King's "spineless" attitude towards Israel. This sentiment is echoed quite vocally by the many Palestinian refugees in the country, who feel that their lands in the Transjordan should have been more strongly defended. As the refugees demonstrate against the monarchy, local military detachments and government ministers opt to ignore official orders to suppress the insubordination, making for an embarassing show of weakness for the Hashemite sovereign. Stability drops by 2.
  • Rumors abound of a secretive meeting between the US Ambassador in Tehran with the Shah and the Saudi King. Supposedly, the three men come out of it all happy and smiling. All in all, very suspicious stuff.
  • The Shah's smile fades, however, when it turns out that a seemingly harmless caravan crossing the Iran-Iraq border is actually a very dangerous caravan full of weapons, ammunition and explosives and that it was headed for the Iraqi Kurds (!). The Baghdad government is outraged, and cuts diplomatic ties with Iran. Tensions between the two countries are higher than they have ever been, one could even say they are, as they say, at an all-time high.
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-United States of America-
President: Huojin
Domestic Popularity: Moderate
Foreign Popularity: Moderate
Military Units: 4/10 [-60, 1 in W.Germany, 1 in S.Korea, 4 in S.Vietnam, -100 maintenance]
Nuclear Level: 7/10 [-70 maintenance]
Economy: +380
Foreign Aid: 100 [Wanted: 100]
Deficit: 4500
Credit Income: +155 [+30 Panama Canal Control, +50 Saudi Oil, +20 South African Uranium, +10 Kuwaiti Oil, +10 Venezuelan Oil, +10 Brazilian Coffee, +10 Colombian Coffee, +10 Liberian Diamonds, +80 international trade, +100 allied trade, -225 deficit]
Conflicts: Vietnam War, Korean DMZ Conflict, Cambodian Civil War

-Union of Soviet Socialist Republics-
General Secretary: Master of Oblivion
Domestic Popularity: Somewhat High
Foreign Popularity: Somewhat High
Military Units: 12/13 [-10, 1 in E.Germany, -130 maintenance]
Nuclear Level: 7/10 [-70 maintenance]
Economy: +170
Foreign Aid: 30 [Wanted: 50]
COMECON Subsidies: 60 [Wanted: 100]
Deficit: 0
Credit Income: +100 [+30 Iraqi Oil, +20 Romanian Oil, +10 Cuban Sugar, +110 Warsaw Pact, +30 international trade, +30 allied trade]
Conflicts: None

-People's Republic of China-
Chairman: Scorpion
Domestic Popularity: High
Foreign Popularity: Moderate
Military Units: 14/14 [-140 maintenance]
Nuclear Level: 3/10 [-30 maintenance]
Economy: +155
Foreign Aid: 15 [Wanted: 40]
Deficit: 300
Credit Income: +25 [+40 international trade, +35 allied trade, -20 deficit]
Conflicts: Cultural Revolution.
=
Red Guards
Sphere: Radical Maoist
Units: 2

-United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland-
Prime Minister: Gesar
Domestic Popularity: High
Foreign Popularity: High
Military Units: 4/5 [-10, 1 unit in Oman, -60 maintenance]
Nuclear Level: 5/10 [-50 maintenance]
Economy: +135
Foreign Aid: 50 [Wanted: 60]
Colonial Aid: 60 [Wanted: 80]
Deficit: 200
Credit Income: +80 [+30 South African Uranium, +30 Iranian Oil, +20 South African Diamonds, +10 Botswanan Diamonds, +10 Malaysian Tin, +10 South African Gold, +35 international trade, +25 allied trade, -10 deficit]
Conflicts: Fighting Rebels

-United Arab Republic (Egypt)-
President: Serenissima
Domestic Popularity: Moderate
Foreign Popularity: Somewhat High
Military Units: 4/4 [-40 maintenance]
Nuclear Level: None
Economy: +65
Foreign Aid: 10 [Wanted: 10]
Deficit: 300
Credit Income: +50 [+30 Suez Canal Nationalised (not flowing due to conflict), +10 Arab League Aid, +20 international trade, +15 allied trade, -15 deficit]
Conflicts: War of Attrition, North Yemen Civil War, Fighting Rebels
=
Muslim Brotherhood
Sphere: Neutral
Units: 0

-Democratic Republic of Vietnam-
President: Coin
Domestic Popularity: High
Foreign Popularity: Somewhat Low
Military Units: 1/2 [-10, 1 in Laos, -30 maintenance]
Nuclear Level: None
Economy: +10 credits
Deficit: 0
Credit Income: +30 [+0 international trade, +20 allied trade]
Conflicts: Vietnam War

-Republic of South Africa-
Prime Minister: TRC
Domestic Popularity: Low
Foreign Popularity: Moderate
Military Units: 4/4 [-40 maintenance]
Nuclear Level: None
Economy: +90 credits [Has two +30 uranium bonuses going to USA and UK, +20 diamond bonus going to UK, +10 gold bonus going to UK]
Colonial Aid: 10 [Wanted: 30]
Deficit: 100
Credit Income: +80 [+20 international trade, +15 allied trade, -5 deficit]
Conflicts: Fighting Rebels, South African Border War
=
African National Congress
Sphere: Neutral
Units: 1
=
Pan-Africanist Congress
Sphere: Chinese
Units: 0

-German Democratic Republic-
General Secretary: tardis218
Domestic Popularity: Moderate
Foreign Popularity: Moderate
Military Units: 4/4 [-40 maintenance]
Nuclear Level: None
Economy: +65 credits
Deficit: 0
Credit Income: +50 [+10 international trade, +20 allied trade]
Conflicts: None

-French Fifth Republic-
President: Cephal
Domestic Popularity: Moderate
Foreign Popularity: Moderate
Military Units: 6/6 [-60 maintenance]
Nuclear Level: 3/10 [-30 maintenance]
Economy: +130
Foreign Aid: 30 [Wanted: 40]
Colonial Aid: 10 [Wanted: 20]
Deficit: 200
Credit Income: +60 [+10 Madagascan Diamonds, +35 international trade, +25 allied trade, -10 deficit]
Conflicts: None

-Republic of India-
Prime Minister: Maddox
Domestic Popularity: Somewhat High
Foreign Popularity: Moderate
Military Units: 7/7 [-70 maintenance]
Nuclear Level: None
Economy: +90
Foreign Aid: 10 [Wanted: 10]
Deficit: 300
Credit Income: +35 [+30 international trade, +10 allied trade, -15 deficit]
Conflicts: Naxalite-Maoist Insurgency, Insurgency in Northeast India
=
Naxalite-Maoist Rebels
Sphere: Chinese
Units: 1
=
United National Liberation Front
Sphere: Neutral
Units: 0
=
Karbi Longri N.C. Hills Liberation Front
Sphere: Neutral
Units: 0
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-Republic of Cuba-
President: VACANT
Domestic Popularity: Somewhat High
Foreign Popularity: Somewhat Low
Military Units: 4/4 [-40 maintenance]
Nuclear Level: None
Economy: +50 credits [+10 Cuban Sugar going to USSR]
Deficit: 100
Credit Income: +35 [+20 international trade, +10 allied trade, -5 deficit]
Conflicts: None

-State of Israel-
President: VACANT
Domestic Popularity: Somewhat High
Foreign Popularity: Moderate
Military Units: 6/6 [-60 maintenance]
Nuclear Level: None
Economy: +80 credits
Foreign Aid: 0 [Wanted: 0]
Deficit: 100
Credit Income: +55 [+10 international trade, +30 allied trade, -5 deficit]
Conflicts: War of Attrition, Fighting Separatists
=
Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO)
Sphere: Neutral
Units: 2

-Republic of Iraq-
President: VACANT
Domestic Popularity: Somewhat Low
Foreign Popularity: Moderate
Military Units: 6/6 [-60 maintenance]
Nuclear Level: None
Economy: +60 [+30 Iraqi Oil going to USSR]
Deficit: 200
Credit Income: +25 [+25 international trade, +10 allied trade, -10 deficit]
Conflicts: None

-Syrian Arab Republic-
President: VACANT
Domestic Popularity: Somewhat Low
Foreign Popularity: Moderate
Military Units: 4/4 [-40 maintenance]
Nuclear Level: None
Economy: +55
Deficit: 150
Credit Income: +35 [+20 international trade, +10 allied trade, -10 deficit]
Conflicts: None

-Federal Republic of Germany-
President: VACANT
Domestic Popularity: Moderate
Foreign Popularity: Somewhat High
Military Units: 5/5 [-50 maintenance]
Nuclear Level: None
Economy: +70 credits
Deficit: 200
Credit Income: +70 [+20 international trade, +40 allied trade, -10 deficit]
Conflicts: None

-Democratic People's Republic of Korea-
President: VACANT
Domestic Popularity: Very High
Foreign Popularity: Low
Military Units: 6/6 [-60 maintenance]
Nuclear Level: None
Economy: +60 credits
Deficit: 0
Credit Income: +20 [+10 international trade, +10 allied trade]
Conflicts: Korean DMZ Conflict

-Republic of Korea-
President: VACANT
Domestic Popularity: Moderate
Foreign Popularity: Somewhat High
Military Units: 5/5 [-50 maintenance]
Nuclear Level: None
Economy: +75 credits
Deficit: 100
Credit Income: +55 [+20 international trade, +15 allied trade, -5 deficit]
Conflicts: Korean DMZ Conflict
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=Africa=

-Rhodesia-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 2
Sphere: Neutral
Units: 2
Economy: 3
Conflicts: Rhodesian Bush War
=
ZANU
Sphere: Chinese
Units: 0
=
ZAPU
Sphere: Soviet
Units: 1

-Algeria-
Government: One Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: Soviet
Units: 4
Economy: 2
Conflicts: None

-Morocco-
Government: Monarchy
Stability: 5
Sphere: American
Units: 4
Economy: 2
Conflicts: Restive West Sahara Separatists

-Angola-
Government: Colonial
Stability: 3
Sphere: Portuguese Colony
Units: 3
Economy: 2 [Has +20 diamonds bonus too unstable to export]
Conflicts: Angolan War of Independence
=
Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola
Sphere: Soviet
Units: 2
=
National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA)
Sphere: Chinese
Units: 3
=
National Liberation Front of Angola
Sphere: American
Units: 4
=
Front for the Liberation of the Enclave of Cabinda
Sphere: French
Units: 1

-Botswana-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: British
Units: 3
Economy: 1 [Has +10 Botswana Diamonds bonus going to UK]
Conflicts: None

-Dahomey-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: American
Units: 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: None

-Ethiopia-
Government: Monarchy
Stability: 4
Sphere: American
Units: 4
Economy: 2
Conflicts: Fighting Separatists
=
Eritrean Liberation Front
Sphere: Soviet
Units: 1

-Kenya-
Government: One Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: British
Units: 2
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Fighting Separatists
=
Somali Separatists
Sphere: Somalian (East German)
Units: 0

-Uganda-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: British
Units: 2
Economy: 1
Conflicts: None

-Tanzania-
Government: One Party
Stability: 6
Sphere: Chinese
Units: 2
Economy: 1
Conflicts: None

-Rwanda-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: Belgian
Units: 2
Economy: 1
Conflicts: None

-Burundi-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 3
Sphere: Belgian
Units: 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Restive Hutus

-Mauritania-
Government: One Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: Chinese
Units: 2
Economy: 1
Conflicts: None

-Mali-
Government: Military Rule
Stability: 3
Sphere: Soviet
Units: 1
Economy: 2 [Has +10 Malian gold going to no one]
Conflicts: None

-Mozambique-
Government: Colonial
Stability: 5
Sphere: Portuguese Colony
Units: 2
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Mozambican War of Independence
=
Liberation Front of Mozambique (FRELIMO)
Sphere: Soviet/Chinese
Units: 1

-Gabon-
Government: One Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: American
Units: 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: None

-Somalia-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 3
Sphere: Italian (Neutral)
Units: 3
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Restive clans

-South West Africa-
Government: Colonial
Stability: 3
Sphere: South African Colony
Units: 2
Economy: 1 [Has +30 uranium bonus going to SA]
Conflicts: South African Border War, Namibian War of Independence
=
South West Africa People's Organization (SWAPO)
Sphere: Soviet
Units: 1
=
South West African National Union (SWANU)
Sphere: Chinese
Units: 0

-Lesotho-
Government: Monarchy
Stability: 5
Sphere: British
Units: 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: None

-Swaziland-
Government: Monarchy
Stability: 5
Sphere: British
Units: 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: None

-Libya-
Government: Monarchy
Stability: 5
Sphere: British
Units: 4
Economy: 4
Conflicts: None

-Chad-
Government: One Party
Stability: 3
Sphere: French
Units: 2
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Chadian Civil War
=
National Liberation Front of Chad (FROLINAT)
Sphere: Neutral
Units: 1

-Cameroon-
Government: One Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: Neutral
Units: 2
Economy: 2
Conflicts: Fighting Rebels
=
Union of the Peoples of Cameroon
Allegiance: Neutral
Units: 0

-Tunisia-
Government: One Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: Pro-US
Units: 2
Economy: 3
Conflicts: None

-Central Africa-
Government: One Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: French
Units: 1
Economy: 2
Conflicts: None

-Zambia-
Government: One Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: Chinese
Units: 2
Economy: 2
Conflicts: None

-Malawi-
Government: One Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: British
Units: 2
Economy: 1
Conflicts: None

-Congo-Leopoldville-
Government: Military Rule
Stability: 3
Sphere: Neutral (American)
Units: 2
Economy: 1 [Has +20 Congolese diamond bonus going to no one]
Conflicts: Fighting Rebels
=
People's Revolutionary Party
Sphere: Chinese
Units: 1

-Congo-Brazzaville-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: Neutral (Soviet)
Units: 4
Economy: 2 [Has +10 diamond bonus going to no one]
Conflicts: None

-Madagascar-
Government: Multi-Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: French
Units: 1
Economy: 1 [+10 diamond income bonus going to France]
Conflicts: None

-Djibouti-
Government: Colonial
Stability: 6
Sphere: French Colony
Units: 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: None

-Sudan-
Government: Military Rule
Stability: 3
Sphere: Neutral
Units: 3
Economy: 2
Conflicts: Sudanese Civil War
=
Anyanya
Sphere: Neutral
Units: 1

-Nigeria-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: Neutral
Units: 4
Economy: 1 [Has +10 Agriculture bonus going to no one]
Conflicts: Nigerian Civil War
=
Republic of Biafra
Government: Military Rule
Stability: 3
Sphere: American
Military Units: 2
Economy: 1
Conflicts: At war with Nigeria

-Guinea-
Government: One Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: Neutral
Units: 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: None

-Guinea-Bissau-
Government: Colonial
Stability: 3
Sphere: Portuguese Colony
Units: 2
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Guinea-Bissau War of Independence
=
African Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde
Sphere: Soviet
Units: 2

-Equatorial Guinea-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: Spanish
Units: 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: None

-Senegal-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: American
Units: 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: None

-The Gambia-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 3
Sphere: British
Units: 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: None

-Sierra Leone-
Government: One Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: American
Units: 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: None

-Liberia-
Government: One Party, US Puppet
Stability: 4
Sphere: American
Units: 1
Economy: 1 [Has +10 diamond bonus going to America]
Conflicts: None

-Niger-
Government: One Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: American
Units: 2
Economy: 1
Conflicts: None

-Togo-
Government: One Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: American
Units: 2
Economy: 1
Conflicts: None

-Upper Volta-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: American
Units: 2
Economy: 1
Conflicts: None

-Ghana-
Government: Military Rule
Stability: 4
Sphere: American
Units: 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: None

=Americas=

-Canada-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: American
Units: 5
Economy: 5
Conflicts: None

-Haiti-
Government: Dictatorship
Stability: 2
Sphere: American
Units: 1
Economy: 2
Conflicts: None

-Mexico-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: Neutral
Units: 2
Economy: 2 [Has +20 oil bonus going to no one]
Conflicts: None

-Jamaica-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: British
Units: 1
Economy: 2
Conflicts: None

-Belize-
Government: Colonial
Stability: 5
Sphere: British Colony
Units: 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: None

-El Salvador-
Government: Military Rule
Stability: 3
Sphere: American
Units: 3
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Fighting Rebels
=
Communist Party of El Salvador
Units: 0
Sphere: Soviet

-Honduras-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: Neutral
Units: 2
Economy: 2
Conflicts: None

-Guatemala-
Government: Military Rule
Stability: 4
Sphere: American
Units: 2
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Fighting Rebels
=
Guatemalan Party of Labour
Sphere: Soviet
Units: 1

-Nicaragua-
Government: Military Rule
Stability: 4
Sphere: American
Units: 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Fighting Rebels
=
Sandinista National Liberation Front
Sphere: Soviet
Units: 0

-Panama-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 3
Sphere: American
Units: 1
Economy: 1 [Has +30 Panama canal control bonus going to America]
Conflicts: None

-Costa Rica-
Government: One Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: American
Units: 0
Economy: 1
Conflicts: None

-Argentina-
Government: Military Rule
Stability: 4
Sphere: American
Units: 3
Economy: 2
Conflicts: None

-Bolivia-
Government: Military Rule
Stability: 1
Sphere: American
Units: 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: None

-Brazil-
Government: Military Rule
Stability: 4
Sphere: American
Units: 4
Economy: 2 [Has +10 Brazilian coffee bonus going to America]
Conflicts: Fighting Rebels
=
Communist Party of Brazil
Sphere: Neutral
Units: 1

-Chile-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: American
Units: 4
Economy: 2
Conflicts: Fighting Rebels
=
Revolutionary Left Movement
Sphere: Soviet
Units: 0

-Colombia-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: American
Units: 3
Economy: 2 [Has +10 coffee bonus going to USA]
Conflicts: Colombian Civil War
=
FARC
Sphere: Soviet
Units: 1
=
National Liberation Army
Sphere: Soviet
Units: 0
=
Popular Liberation Army
Sphere: Chinese
Units: 0

-Ecuador-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: American
Units: 3
Economy: 2
Conflicts: None

-Paraguay-
Government: Military Rule
Stability: 4
Sphere: American
Units: 2
Economy: 1
Conflicts: None

-Dominica-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: American
Units: 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: None

-Peru-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 3
Sphere: American
Units: 5
Economy: 2
Conflicts: Fighting Rebels
=
Revolutionary Left Movement
Sphere: Soviet
Units: 1

-Uruguay-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 3
Sphere: American
Units: 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Fighting Rebels
=
National Liberation Movement
Sphere: Soviet
Units: 0

-Venezuela-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: American
Units: 3
Economy: 2 [Has +10 oil bonus going to America]
Conflicts: None

-Suriname-
Government: Colonial
Stability: 5
Sphere: Dutch Colony
Units: 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: None

-Guyana-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: British
Units: 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: None

=Asia=

-Japan-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: American
Units: 1
Economy: 5
Conflicts: None

-S.Vietnam-
Government: Military Rule
Stability: 3
Sphere: American
Units: 1
Economy: 3
Conflicts: Vietnam War
=
Vietcong/NLF
Sphere: Soviet
Units: 1
=
Vietcong/ NLF-M
Sphere: Chinese
Units: 1

-Indonesia-
Government: One Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: American
Units: 10
Economy: 3
Conflicts: None

-S.Korea-
Government: Military Rule
Stability: 4
Sphere: American
Units: 5
Economy: 3
Conflicts: Korean DMZ Conflict

-Pakistan-
Government: Military Rule
Stability: 4
Sphere: Neutral
Units: 5
Economy: 1
Conflicts: None

-Ceylon-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 2
Sphere: American
Units: 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Fighting Separatists
=
Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam
Sphere: Neutral
Units: 1
=
Tamil Eelam Liberation Organization
Sphere: Indian
Units: 0

-Malaysia-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 3
Sphere: British
Units: 1
Economy: 1 [Has +10 Malaysian tin bonus going to UK]
Conflicts: Communist insurgency War
=
Communist Party of Malaysia
Sphere: Chinese
Units: 1

-Brunei-
Government: Monarchy, British puppet
Stability: 5
Sphere: British
Units: 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: None

-Mongolia-
Government: One Party, Soviet puppet
Stability: 5
Sphere: Chinese
Units: 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: None

-Nepal-
Government: Monarchy
Stability: 4
Sphere: Indian
Units: 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Fights with Maoists

-Bhutan-
Government: Monarchy
Stability: 5
Sphere: Indian
Units: 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: None

-Taiwan-
Government: One Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: American
Units: 3
Economy: 2
Conflicts: None

-Thailand-
Government: Military Rule
Stability: 4
Sphere: American
Units: 2
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Communist insurgency
=
Communist Party of Thailand
Sphere: Chinese
Units: 1

-Burma-
Government: Military Rule
Stability: 3
Sphere: Isolationist
Units: 2
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Internal Conflict in Burma
=
National Democratic Alliance
Sphere: Neutral
Units: 1

-Cambodia-
Government: Monarchy
Stability: 1
Sphere: Neutral
Units: 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Cambodian Civil War
=
Khmer Rouge
Sphere: Chinese
Units: 1

-Laos-
Government: Military Rule
Stability: 3
Sphere: American
Units: 3
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Laotian Civil War
=
Pathet Lao
Sphere: Soviet
Units: 3
=
Hmong Guerrillas
Sphere: American
Units: 1

=Europe=

-Yugoslavia-
Government: One Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: Neutral
Units: 6
Economy: 4
Conflicts: None

-Spain-
Government: Monarchy
Stability: 4
Sphere: American
Units: 3
Economy: 4
Conflicts: Basque Conflict
=
Basque Homeland and Freedom (ETA)
Sphere: Soviet
Units: 0

-Belgium-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: American
Units: 3
Economy: 4
Conflicts: None

-Sweden-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: Neutral
Units: 5
Economy: 4
Conflicts: None

-Albania-
Government: One Party
Stability: 6
Sphere: Chinese
Units: 2
Economy: 2
Conflicts: Restive Greek separatists

-Greece-
Government: Military Rule
Stability: 5
Sphere: NATO
Units: 4
Economy: 3
Conflicts: None

-Cyprus-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: Neutral
Units: 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: None

-Turkey-
Government: Military Rule
Stability: 4
Sphere: NATO
Units: 5
Economy: 3
Conflicts: Restive Kurdish separatists

-Liechtenstein-
Government: Monarchy
Stability: 6
Sphere: West Germany (American)
Units: 0
Economy: 1
Conflicts: None

-Netherlands-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 6
Sphere: NATO
Units: 2
Economy: 5
Conflicts: None

-Monaco-
Government: Monarchy
Stability: 6
Sphere: French
Units: 0
Economy: 1
Conflicts: None

-Luxembourg-
Government: Duchy
Stability: 6
Sphere: French
Units: 0
Economy: 1
Conflicts: None

-Ireland-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: Neutral
Units: 3
Economy: 3
Conflicts: Fighting Rebels
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Irish Republican Army
Sphere: Soviet
Units: 0
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Ulster Volunteer Force
Sphere: British (Neutral)
Units: 0

-Andorra-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 6
Sphere: French
Units: 0
Economy: 1
Conflicts: None

-Portugal-
Government: Military Rule
Stability: 4
Sphere: American
Units: 4
Economy: 4
Conflicts: Portuguese Colonial War

-Italy-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: NATO
Units: 2
Economy: 4
Conflicts: None

-Vatican City-
Government: Theocracy
Stability: 6
Sphere: Italian (American)
Units: 0
Economy: 0
Conflicts: None

-San Marino-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 6
Sphere: Italian (American)
Units: 0
Economy: 1
Conflicts: None

-Switzerland-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 6
Sphere: Neutral
Units: 1
Economy: 3
Conflicts: None

-Austria-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: American
Units: 3
Economy: 3
Conflicts: None

-Norway-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 6
Sphere: NATO
Units: 9
Economy: 4
Conflicts: None

-Denmark-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: NATO
Units: 4
Economy: 4
Conflicts: None

-Greenland-
Government: Colonial
Stability: 5
Sphere: Danish Colony
Units: 0
Economy: 1
Conflicts: None

-Iceland-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 6
Sphere: NATO
Units: 1
Economy: 4
Conflicts: None

-Finland-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: Soviet (out of necessity)
Units: 4
Economy: 4
Conflicts: None

-Poland-
Government: One Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: Warsaw Pact
Units: 3
Economy: 3
Conflicts: None

-Czechoslovakia-
Government: One Party, Liberalizing
Stability: 3
Sphere: Warsaw Pact
Units: 3
Economy: 3
Conflicts: Prague Spring
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Reformist Associations
Sphere: Neutral (Czechoslovak)
Units: 0

-Romania-
Government: One Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: Warsaw Pact
Units: 2
Economy: 2 [Has +20 Romanian oil bonus going to USSR]
Conflicts: None

-Bulgaria-
Government: One Party
Stability: 6
Sphere: Warsaw Pact
Units: 2
Economy: 3
Conflicts: None

-Hungary-
Government: One Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: Warsaw Pact
Units: 2
Economy: 3
Conflicts: None

=Middle East=

-Iran-
Government: Monarchy
Stability: 4
Sphere: British
Units: 6
Economy: 3
Conflicts: Fighting Rebels
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People's Mujahidin
Sphere: Soviet
Units: 1

-Afghanistan-
Government: Monarchy
Stability: 4
Sphere: Neutral
Units: 2
Economy: 2 [+10 Afghani opiate going nowhere]
Conflicts: None

-Kuwait-
Government: Monarchy
Stability: 5
Sphere: American
Units: 1
Economy: 3 [Has +10 Kuwait oil bonus going to America]
Conflicts: None

-Saudi Arabia-
Government: Monarchy
Stability: 5
Sphere: American
Units: 1
Economy: 2 [Has +50 oil bonus going to America]
Conflicts: None

-Trucial Sheikhdoms-
Government: Colonial
Stability: 4
Sphere: British Colony
Units: 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: None

-Qatar-
Government: Colonial
Stability: 5
Sphere: British Colony
Units: 1
Economy: 1 [Has +10 Qatari oil bonus going to UK]
Conflicts: None

-Bahrain-
Government: Colonial
Stability: 4
Sphere: British Colony
Units: 1
Economy: 1 [Has +10 Bahraini oil bonus going to UK]
Conflicts: None

-Oman-
Government: Monarchy
Stability: 4
Sphere: British
Units: 2
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Dhofar Rebellion
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Popular Front for the Liberation of the Occupied Arabian Gulf
Sphere: Soviet
Units: 0
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Dhofar Liberation Front
Sphere: Soviet
Units: 0

-Kingdom of Yemen (North Yemen)-
Government: Monarchy
Stability: 4
Sphere: Saudi (British)
Units: 2
Economy: 1
Conflicts: North Yemen Civil War
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Yemen Arab Republic
Sphere: UAR
Units: 2 (1 trapped in Sana'a)

-People's Republic of Southern Yemen (South Yemen)-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: UAR
Units: 2
Economy: 1
Conflicts: None

-Jordan-
Government: Monarchy
Stability: 3
Sphere: Egyptian (American)
Units: 3
Economy: 3
Conflicts: None

-Lebanon-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 3
Sphere: American
Units: 1
Economy: 2
Conflicts: None
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Post by OYID » 21:44:08 Friday, 29 July, 2016

The World in December 1968

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Every turn from now on will feature a different projection or interpretation of the world map, here is the reasoning behind this one:
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Frame 1:
Mafalda: But, Libertad, you're putting it upside down!

Frame 2:
Libertad: Upside down according to what? Earth is in Space and in Space there is no up or down

Frame 3:
Libertad: That whole thing about the Northern Hemisphere being above is a psychological trick invented by those who believe they are above, so that those of us who believe we are below continue to believe we are below. And the bad thing is that if we keep believing we are below we will keep on being below! But from today on, it ends!

Frame 4:
OS: Where were you, Mafalda?
Mafalda: I don't know, but something just ended.
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Joaquín Torres García's famous and, at the time, powerfully controversial "Map of Latin America", 1943.
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Sudanese Civil War
Eritrean War of Independence
Angolan War of Independence
Guinea-Bissau War of Independence
Rhodesian Bush War
Mozambican War of Independence
South African Border War
Namibian War of Independence
Nigerian Civil War
Civil War in Chad
Guatemalan Civil War
Colombian Civil War
Internal Conflict in Burma
Laotian Civil War
Vietnam War
Insurgency in Northeast India
Korean DMZ Conflict
Cambodian Civil War
Naxalite-Maoist Insurgency
Basque Conflict
North Yemen Civil War
Dhofar Rebellion
War of Attrition
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United Nations

There is much excitement in the UN, as diplomats and officials zip to and fro in a surprising frenzy of action which draws a stark contrast to the apparent drowsiness of the last period. General Secretary U Thant congratulates all member nations on their initiative and predicts that it will help them along in all of their efforts.

All Nuclear Weapon States recognized by the Non-Proliferation Treaty sign it, with the exception of the People’s Republic of China. Most countries are in the signatories’ spheres, and so they too sign it into law. International pressure mounts on Communist China, South Africa and India to sign it, especially the latter as its bitter rival, Pakistan, refuses to sign unless the Indians do so as well.

With the USSR abstaining, the UNSC passes an arms embargo on both sides of the Nigerian Civil War, which draws condemnation from the Northern Federal Government as they claim to be “insulted” by a deal which curtails their fighting ability as much as the rebels’. For now, however, the ceasefire holds.

The United States presents a General Assembly motion condemning recent events in Rhodesia and Portuguese Mozambique, specifically inasmuch as they pertain to foreign involvement in African matters. The unspoken targeting of Communist involvement is apparent to everyone, however, and so socialist countries vote against it even without Soviet directive. The UK also refuses to endorse the resolution, as its language mentions the illegal Rhodesian breakaway state. Nevertheless, many countries within and without the American sphere concur that interventionism is a bad thing, and the resolution narrowly passes, granting a foreign popularity boost to the Yanks and a loss for the Reds.

A Soviet proposal to deploy Peacekeepers to Nigeria is resolutely ignored. Pravda denounces this as proof that the Imperialists have no real interest in achieving peace. After the resolutions’ mentions of “rumors of famine” prove prescient, this helps their foreign popularity recover somewhat.

A US resolution put before the Security Council to condemn the Vietnamese incursion into Laos receives the ROC’s backing, surprising no one at all. Nobody else comments on it, however, and it continues to sit untouched at the closing of this edition.

A UNSC resolution condemning apparent Egyptian involvement in the Vietnam War receives the support of the Uk and the ROC, but the discussion is derailed by the surprising decision of the Soviet delegation to praise the solidary spirit of the captured pilot. These declarations draw the ire of many in the West and are at the same time heartily saluted by Communists around the world. While the resolution itself still sits without a complete vote, Soviet foreign popularity recovers slightly.

The People's Socialist Republic of Albania, a tiny and eccentric socialist country which, reports suggest, exists, presents a motion in the General Assembly to place UN observers in Czechoslovakia to watch against Warsaw Pact intervention in the liberalizing country. The largely symbolic measure passes, despite Soviet opposition, and reports start to pour in describing the great excitement in the streets of Prague at the prospect of international support for their democratizing process. USSR foreign popularity drops.

AFRICA

In a decisive departure from recent inaction, the South African government deploys two full units into Rhodesia, with the stated intention of stabilizing the neighboring country. The move is celebrated by the White elites of both nations, as is the decision to also send aid to the rogue state’s Security Forces. The Black majorities, however, are not so pleased. Protests erupt on both sides of the border, and many enraged folks are persuaded to join revolutionary groups as a consequence: the African National Congress grows by 1 unit, while ZAPU grows by two, it being the target of a harsh crackdown, however, one of those units is lost to massacres and summary executions by both Rhodesian and South African troops. The intervention succeeds in raising stability by 1. Once this is accomplished, the acting Prime Minister confirms that Ian Smith has passed away in the hospital, “fighting to the very last.” A grand funeral is held under even grander South African security measures, and Parliament confirms a new government, one which is firmly in the South African sphere, much to the UK’s chagrin.

The world is shocked when TV news crews arriving in the contested territory of Biafra document and broadcast disturbing images of the devastating famine that's taken hold in the besieged region. A global outrage destroys the Nigerian government's international reputation, and harms that of every country that has had recent dealings with it. Human rights groups from all over the world begin demanding immediate humanitarian relief for the people of Biafra, despite the fact that this is currently impeded by the military blockade.

US and UK-sponsored peace talks continue, now officially supported by France, but this time it's the Biafrans who are stubborn in their positions. Sensing public opinion turning against their enemies, they hold out hope that this might win them time to negotiate a better deal, and so they refuse to make any concessions to their Northern adversaries. Meanwhile, the famine rages on.

The African Development Plan continues apace, as the US increases its foreign aid compromises to allow for a permanent subsidy for its African partners, increasing its foreign popularity dramatically and drawing angry eyes towards Moscow. France also contributes a massive investement of 100 credits. Ethiopia’s economy continues to improve, while Niger and Senegal also see immediate boosts, other countries are expected to see results after the New Year.

The US announces its intention to establish the African Energy and Infrastructure Community (AEIC), modeled after the European Coal and Steel Community. It is an ambitious plan, and so the Yanks require the assistance of their British and French allies in carrying it out. A conspicuous lack of action from both London and Paris, however, means that the plans stall. These are particularly bad news for Malian president Modibo Keita, who was invited to join the Community on the heels of dire warnings to which he was left incapable of responding.

A renewed FNLA offensive in Angola proves a disaster after apparent attempts to repurpose Maoist People’s War tactics result in National militants marching to battle holding up red books of various shapes and sizes. The MPLA easily rejects this advance, and both sides sustain minimal casualties. The Communists receive aid soon after and grow by 1 unit, which allows them to strike against the demoralized FNLA and destroy 1 unit as they chase them all the way to the Congo-Leopoldville border. While their commanding officers order a retreat, a few overexcited MPLA commanders pursue the enemy into Congolese territory, where they find an enemy camp and begin to inspect it. As the Black guerrilla fighters carefully go from tent to tent, a White man exits the latrine holding a cup of coffee and some files. After a moment’s awkward silence, he runs back into the makeshift bathroom and jumps feet-first into the hole, but gets stuck halfway through. As the MPLA fighters start to pull him out, shots ring out and the Communists begin a hasty retreat to avoid confronting what is most likely a Congolese patrol. The unknown White man insults the retreating enemies in English when he is hit by stray gunfire and his head blows wide open.

The MPLA announces that some of their soldiers managed to recover files from the camp, which indicate US involvement in cross-border training for the FNLA. After this, neither side is in the mood to entertain the notion of a proposed ceasefire.

The Front for the Liberation of the Enclave of Cabinda grows by one unit.

Things continue to go wrong for Egypt’s Nasser, as military reluctance to carry out his reforms turns to outright opposition after the revelations of Vietnam. Many begin to see him as an arrogant leader unappreciative of the harsh sacrifices made by his soldiers in the fight against Israel, and willing to throw their lives away in faraway conflicts. The UAR government moves to stifle dissent, but even the dissent-stiflers begin to dissent themselves when rumors surface that their beloved president ordered the killing of wounded veterans from the Six-Day War in order to preserve the Army’s image. Despite his protests that the allegations are false, Nasser’s domestic popularity is an all-time low.

Keita’s government in Mali is overthrown by a military coup. Chairman of the Military Committee for National Liberation, Moussa Traoré, maintains a pro-Soviet foreign policy, especially after USSR aid arrives and develops the Malian gold industry, which now begins to send its bonus to the Soviets.

Soviet aid also arrives to Congo-Brazzaville, and it seems like it will soon begin exporting its diamond bonus to its Moscow backers, when, suddenly, things happen. President Alphonse Massamba-Débat dissolves the National Assembly, and soon well-known rebellious Marxist officer Captain Marien Ngouabi, (famous for founding Congo’s first paratrooper division, which led a previous failed coup, being arrested over insubordination and having been liberated by mutinous soldiers) leads another coup as head of the National Council of the Revolution, which, at first, seems successful in taking control of the government. Massamba-Débat rallies his supporters in the National Movement for the Revolution against the coup, and they engage in violent clashes with the army on the streets of the capital, leaving many civilians dead. All seems lost for the civilian government, when suddenly a Chinese ship arrives at Djeno port in Pointe-Noire. The soldiers standing guard at the port allow it to dock, but refuse to let it disembark its crew and cargo after it becomes known that they intend to aid Massamba-Débat’s rapidly-disintegrating regime. The President gets word of this, however, and makes surreptitious contact with the people on board, coordinating with them to have the ship apparently “leave” for China and secretly unload its cargo on smaller ships at various locations at night, as revealed by the failure of one of those ships to avoid crashing into an Army patrol boat. Captain Ngouabi and his figurehead government denounce the foreign intervention, and declare that they have evidence of Chinese advisors helping the “rebels”, but it is too late as various factions in the MNR rally around Massamba-Débat’s new weapons and pro-Chinese stance. More out of respect for the Maoist line than for the President, ordinary people join the loyalist uprising, military-skeptic trade unionists voice their support for the legitimate government, the Army moves to suppress them, and the Civil War begins in earnest.

Which is to say, the diamond bonus is now too unstable to export.

The African Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde launches a new offensive against the colonial government. Armed with heavy weaponry, they defeat a Portuguese unit and force the other to retreat to the Capital. However, reinforcements arrive in the form of a fresh unit from the mainland which crushes a rebel unitand forces the natives to withdraw inland. Tthis latest setback helps fuel growing discontent among the colonial armed forces. After this close call, the colony's stability drops by 1.

South Africa goes ahead and openly sends the previously-intercepted aid to Portuguese East Africa. This helps it launch an offensive against FRELIMO, which loses a unit and is rendered practically unable to hold territory.

France sends aid to the Chadian government, which improves its combat capabilities but makes little headway against the enemy in the large and fractured territory. It also sends aid to Central Africa and Madagascar, whose economies both improve as their loyalties to the French are retrenched.

AMERICA

Social and political life in the United States is marked by civil unrest as leftwing, racial advocacy and pro-women’s groups of various stripes voice their discontent at the Yankee system with actions both peaceful and otherwise. In Chicago, the Democratic National Convention is protested by various student, youth and antiwar organizations. The demonstration is met with heavy police repression, which in turn incites the people to strike back as TV news crews capture shocking images of police brutality against anybody suspected of taking part in the protests, beating many journalists and uninvolved bystanders in their anti-Hippie and anti-Communist zeal.

Against this backdrop of perceived instability to which he offered a “Law and Order” response (and, many say, by shamelessly exploiting racial tensions for political gain) former Vice-President Richard Nixon is elected to be the 37th President of the United States.

A student hooligan riot in Mexico City ends with the police entering a technical high school associated to the National Polytechnic Institute, one of the country’s two major public universities, and beating the students, in a blatant violation of traditional academic autonomy that is very precious to the Mexican student and teacher community. This in turn sparks a student movement throughout the country, but especially in the capital, where it is met repeatedly with army, police and paramilitary violence, including everything from savage beatings to heavy gunfire, resulting in many deaths. As the government and the newspapers denounce them as Communist agitators, the students organize a National Strike Council and demand an end to paramilitary groups and to laws that punish “social dissolution”, among other things. Their demands are supported by teachers and university authorities alike, who join the strikes and demonstrations. At one point, the headmaster of the UNAM (the largest, oldest and most important public university in the country) himself marches in arm-lock with the students, in honor of the fallen and protesting repeated State incursions into university property, specifically an incident in which the army breached a high school’s colonial-era doors with the help of a bazooka. Shortly after that, a 400,000-strong demonstration in the capital city’s main square replaces the national flag with a red-and-black one, drawing the ire of the government and the press.

While members of the Communist Youth have a strong influence in the movement, the Party itself is reluctant to support it, even as larger and larger trade unions call for an end to the violence and for dialogue between the government and the students. Following the flag incident, the army marches in to occupy the main campuses of the universities on strike, prompting pitched battles as the students fight to defend their second homes, resulting in many deaths and arrests.

The Three Cultures’ Plaza (Spanish: Plaza de las Tres Culturas) is located in the middle of the massive Tlatelolco multifamiliares housing project, overlooked by the imposing and beautiful Tlatelolco Tower. It is deemed perfect by the National Strike Council for holding a rally in protest of the military occupations of their beloved universities. On the afternoon of October 2nd, 1968, over 15,000 people converge in the plaza, including students, trade-unionists, journalists both domestic and foreign, sympathizers from all walks of life and even the uninvolved curious. Due to the high tensions in the country, it is now customary for student rallies to be “guarded” by heavy police presence, though this time it’s the army who shows up. At 6:10 PM local time, a helicopter flies by and drops a red flare. Then, shots ring out from the buildings around the plaza, the crowd panics and runs for the exits, only to find their way blocked by the soldiers, trucks and tanks allegedly sent to protect them. The army opens fire on the protesters, and they are mowed down mercilessly as the terrified neighbors watch on. During the chaos, armed men in plain clothes raise their left hands to show either a white handkerchief or a white glove, screaming “We are Batallón Olimpia!” from the rooftops, which spares them from the gunfire. The soldiers enter the housing projects and go door to door hunting for survivors. Those arrested are stripped naked and taken away, many to never be seen or heard from again.

The next day, only blood stains and bullet holes remain, and horror grips Mexican society as both Congress and the media praise the President’s wise use of force against the "terrorists" and "radicals". Leftwing organizations, however, immediately set about denouncing the massacre, though they get little traction as only the militant or local media are willing to contravene a de facto information blackout. International solidarity circles get wind of the news, however, and protests are held in the Mexican consulates throughout Central and Southern America, as well as Sweden, Finland, France, both Germanies, the USSR and England. The President’s inaugural speech at the 1968 Mexico City Olympic Games (arguably one of the main reasons for the heavy-handed response to the protests) is met with loud jeering, the office’s image forever tarnished as the authorities expand and refine their unofficial, or “dirty”, methods of political persecution and survivors, witnesses and sympathizers throughout Mexico and the world repeat a slogan that is to become emblematic of the struggle against State terror and violence: Ni perdón, ni olvido; Never forgive, never forget.

FAR EAST

The Kingdom of Thailand recieves US military aid earmarked as “for killing commies.” The army unleashed a savage campaign against the uprising, murdering many suspected rebels and collaborators and submerging the country in a bloodbath. The CPT loses a unit and is effectively driven underground.

Tensions between the PRC and India rise immensely as rumors spread in India of a firefight between the Special Frontier Force of the Indian Army and PLA elements in the disputed region of Aksai Chin. When the family of recently-deceased special forces operatives begin a campaign demanding answers, the Indian Army is forced to admit the truth of the incident, which is all the more alarming given the region’s proximity to the PRC nuclear test site of Lop Nur. Nationalists of both sides demand their governments give a firm response, or else risk international humiliation.

The Soviet Union deploys a military unit into Mongolia, claiming to do so in response to border clashes. Upon seeing this, the Chinese government deploys eight (8) units to the Mongolian border. Hippies and actually leftwing artists throughout the world write songs and poems calling for distension, and left-leaning academics pen articles and open letters warning of the consequences of a lack of caution on the part of nuclear-armed states.

The PRC invests in its weapons industry. This improves its fighting capabilities, as well as its capacity to send military aid. Stil, analysts point out that its air force is woefully out of date.

The Rajya Sabha votes to abolish the Privy Purse of India based on equal rights for all citizens and the need to reduce the government's revenue deficit. In other words, India pays off 100 credits of its deficit.

Also in India, an investment to improve rural infrastructure is announced: A number of small dams and water mills to utilize the rivers for the production of food and use in textile and other cottage industry, as well as road improvements to bring those goods to market. 100 credits are invested in the economy, with moderate results.

Negotiations with the Naxalites are opened: The government will implement a limited form of tribal autonomy with regard to exploiting natural resources on their lands and limit the amount of land to be possessed by landlords, provided the rebels lay down their arms and agree to pay their taxes and duties. While this is received with some enthusiasm in India, many are displeased. Some Naxal groups are open to the idea, but they ask for greatly reduced taxes on tribal lands, as well as a guarantee of full amnesty for anyone involved in the conflict.
VIETNAM WAR

The US sends aid to its Vietnamese allies, whose army grows by 1 unit. They also conduct an offensive against the inexpert Tet-born NLF, killing many and driving them underground, as well as capturing a shipment of aid delivered to them from their helpers up North. However, their numbers recover as a renewed propaganda campaign coupled with an apparent influx of aid sees more participants of the Uprising join up, willingly leaving for the countryside as the government’s security capabilities recover thanks to Yankee support, and persecution becomes increasingly ruthless against those involved in the events of January.

The Americans also bomb North Vietnam, successfully hitting a number of hamlets and minor settlements.

North Vietnam recruits two units, in a move hailed by red war hawks but criticized by others, as it’s unknown whether the recently-crippled economy will be able to sustain the war effort. A Soviet shipment of military aid receives a similar response, the new fighter jets and machine guns drawing a stark contrast to the bombed-out infrastructure.

The pro-North Vietnamese NLF reportedly reaches out to the NLF (Maoist). The new organization consists mostly of greenhorns, and they are accused by the hardened maoist cadres of damaging the movement with their repeated failures. When asked by the NLF if that is a “no”, the NLF (M) invites them to figure it out for themselves.
While the Vietnamese frontlines remain calm, Laos is awash in violence as the Yankees provide arms and bombing raids in support of the royal government. The Pathet Lao also receives aid, however, and grows by three units before losing two to US bombs and Royalist forces, while taking one government unit with them. The Vietnamese forces in Laos, maddeningly, receive no orders from their superiors, and so they spend the rest of the year supporting their fellow Communists and defending the Ho Chi Minh Trail from repeated Hmong attempts at sabotage, now impeded by the presence of regular troops along key sectors.

A number of Western charities and NGO’s are disillusioned by the lackluster response to their aid efforts, as the recent memory of the Hmong’s atrocities keeps people away from anything remotely similar. Their disillusion turns to terror as the violence reaches their region when the Pathet Lao launch an offensive against the Hmong, which succeeds in driving them away from the eastern Trail region.

Former Cambodian Prime Minister Lon Nol returns to public office as Minister of Defense and quickly persuades the current leader to step aside and in hort order retakes his post as PM. He leads an offensive against the Khmer Rouge that stops and withdraws when it becomes apparent that the rebel faction has grown by 1 unit and has really little to fear from the Cambodian government at this juncture.

MIDDLE EAST

The US and Saudi Arabia send aid to the Kingdom of Yemen, which helps its army grow by 1 unit. The advantage is not capitalized upon, however, as they are ordered to “hold the line” against the weakened Republican forces, who dig in for defense and only engage in minor skirmishes along the frontlines. The defenders of the capital send out an international call for help, as their resources are dwindling and their situation becomes increasingly desperate.

Yankee political consultants arrive in Jordan and quickly set to work in rehabilitating the King’s image. They portray him as a wise leader who has skillfully avoided confrontation with Israel which would’ve only led to useless bloodshed. At the same time, the aftermath of Arafat’s death sees a rapid disintegration of the PLO, with the now-rudderless factions lashing out against Jordanian security and government institutions. As stability recovers by 1 point, it seems increasingly likely that the mass demonstrations of a few months ago were yet another doomed Spring of 1968.

Secretive meetings continue among diplomats and ministers of the Arabian Gulf region. Word on the street is that Paul McCartney actually died in 1966 and has since been replaced with a look-alike. It is also rumored that whatever has been discussed in said meetings is so far going smoothly.

A group of Ba’athist officers carries out a coup in Iraq. Soon after, Iraq mobilizes its troops to the Iranian border and begins air patrols. Observers point out that said patrols are carried out with new Soviet-provided jet fighters, and that they often turn into dangerous incursions without turning into outright dogfights (for now).

The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine gains notoriety after hijacking an Israeli airplane en route from Rome to Israel. They divert it to Algiers, where the passengers and crew are held for 39 days. Months later, the PFLP fires upon a civilian airliner in Athens, killing an Israeli passenger, which prompts Israel to bomb and destroy commercial airliners in Beirut. In the messy aftermath of Arafat's death, many Palestinians are beggining to see the Marxist organization as something of a new vanguard, though its avowed Communist orientation continues to be a problem for many in the predominantly Muslim population.

EUROPE

A massive demonstration demanding respect for the civil rights of Irish Catholics in Northern Ireland is violently repressed by Protestant paramilitary organizations with the apparent consent of local police. Images of the violence, which affected women and children as well as Irish nationalist politicians, travel the globe through the magic of TV news crews. This in itself inspires a wave of demonstrations and fears that the conflict in Northern Ireland could once again turn violent soon.

In an overt bid to end months of speculation at home and abroad, the Portuguese government declares that its intelligence services and prisoner interrogations have confirmed that the many disparate leftwing guerrillas operating in the country have coalesced into something called the Revolutionary People's Front of Portugal. While the regime claims that its membership is still minimal, analysts around the world begin to speculate as to what relationship, if any, this new Front has with the outlawed but tenacious underground Communist Party of Portugal.
PRAGUE SPRING

As UN observers arrive in Czechoslovakia, the Soviet Union hosts a meeting of Warsaw Pact leaders to discuss and sign the Bratislava Declaration, which affirms all members’ commitment to the alliance and to support sympathetic forces in Western Europe and the world. Czechoslovakia’s Dubcek attends and signs the statement, after which he meets with Leonid Brezhnev, who praises his efforts but gently reminds him of the importance of being careful when enacting reforms. According to the official communique, both leaders exchanged ideas about possible courses of action for the reforming country, and Dubcek refused to make any firm commitments before consulting with the Party back home. When his plane touches down, however, he is greeted with grave news.

Despite the presence of observers, the Soviet Union deploys one unit into Czechoslovakia as a “peacekeeping force.” Despite the fact that it stays out of major cities, it is still a foreign military force arriving uninvited on a sovereign nation, and so massive protests erupt, especially in the major cities that had so far been left untouched. The independent reformist organizations speak out against Soviet intervention and they swell in number, growing by one unit. As universities become occupied and wildcat strikes seize the nation, UN observers report that the large number of people in the streets would mean mass casualties should a decision be made to suppress the marches. The world watches intently.

Alarmed by the size and scope of the demonstrations, top hardline politicians led by the Slovak Vasiľ Biľak write a letter formally asking the Warsaw Pact for “brotherly help.” Soon, the meaning of this becomes apparent, as a joint Warsaw Pact force pours into Czechoslovakia. Consisting of 2 Soviet, 1 Polish, 1 Hungarian, and 1 Bulgarian units (East Germany failed to notify its troops of any movement, a non-action that is welcomed in the GDR), the intervention quickly overwhelms most army positions, as Dubcek calls on al Czechoslovakians not to resist the foreign occupiers. Regardless, the advance notice given by the “Peacekeeping” incursion, as well as heightened political tensions, means that a few officers lead a “patriotic mutiny”, which sees a whole Czech unit disobey orders to stand down and instead choose to fight. The mutiny inflicts severe losses upon the Polish and Hungarian divisions, before being crushed by the might of Soviet tanks. When the dust settles, however, it becomes apparent that not every mutinous patriot was captured or killed, and suspicion arises that many of them might have escaped to join the ranks of the reformist organizations.

With the main directive of the invasion being to put down the protests, major cities are soon breached, and Warsaw Pact soldiers move to suppress the ongoing demonstrations. The world watches in horror as a unit's worth of protesters is shot dead in the streets, but they are quickly replaced by two units of new demonstrators, no longer merely mobilized in favor of reforms but out of patriotic love and anger. The reformist associations’ popularity reaches amazing heights. Soviet international popularity sinks.

Before the foreign forces can move to decisively crush the protests and the groups which foment and organize them, officers report that following their original orders could very well threaten world peace. When questioned as to the exact meaning of their reports, they answer that, while killing dissidents is all very well and good, it’s become evident that the UN observers have not only been documenting all that is happening but that they are, in fact, quite upset at all the bloodshed, and have begun to put themselves in harm's way to protect the protesters. Indeed, what remains of the liberalized press soon releases pictures of men wearing UN insignia marching side by side in arm-lock with the demonstrators, facing down foreign tank divisions whose officers are reluctant to fire upon diplomatic dignitaries, unsure if that is covered by their orders. By all accounts, arrests and raids continue, but the original intention of crushing the movement by military force has been thwarted by the presence and bravery of UN observers. Applications to join the UN general staff swell.

Dubcek himself remains in Prague, and in the days following the invasion he sheepily calls on his countrymen to demobilize and to not resist the invaders. Yugoslavia’s Tito, however, makes good on his earlier promise and flies to Czechoslovakia in an apparent attempt to help Dubcek “face down” the Soviet-led incursion. He is stopped at Prague Ruzyně International Airport, however, when the Bulgarian soldiers occupying it refuse to let him leave the tarmac. Angry, Tito climbs back the stairs to his plane, and from the height of them gives a long-winded speech to the soldiers who blocked his way, in an iconic moment captured by Yugoslav photographers before he eventually re-enters the airplane and flies back home. Tito's international popularity grows, but little else is accomplished.

The reformist associations of Czechoslovakia announce that they have held a clandestine congress and come together as the National Front of Czechoslovakia. Nationalism takes hold, as the NFC’s program is first and foremost a defense of Czech and Slovak unity and right to self-determination, besides calling for civil disobedience until the invaders leave and reforms continue, most importantly democratization, a process in which they demand to participate.
In the aftermath of the invasion, Romanian leader Nicolae Ceaușescu gives a rousing speech denouncing Soviet imperialism. His popularity reaches an all-time high as he orders the recently-formed Patriotic Guards to man the nation’s defenses, apparently convinced that a Russian invasion will happen any day now.

Albania, a nation recently discovered due to its decision to speak in the UN, leaves the Warsaw Pact, a move that probably mattered to someone somewhere maybe.

Human rights activists are detained on the Czech-Polish border. Apparently they attempted to drive into Poland when suddenly there was a tank. They are arrested after soldiers find shortwave radios and anti-communist propaganda in the trunk of their vehicle.

Protests break out throughout the Warsaw Pact, but they are quickly put down, except in East Germany, where a vibrant student movement continues to mobilize after the Warsaw Pact’s failure to crush the Prague Spring.
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-United States of America-
President: Huojin
Domestic Popularity: Moderate
Foreign Popularity: High
Military Units: 4/10 [-60, 1 in W.Germany, 1 in S.Korea, 4 in S.Vietnam, -100 maintenance]
Nuclear Level: 7/10 [-70 maintenance]
Economy: +380
Foreign Aid: 100 [Wanted: 100]
Deficit: 4500
Credit Income: +155 [+30 Panama Canal Control, +50 Saudi Oil, +20 South African Uranium, +10 Kuwaiti Oil, +10 Venezuelan Oil, +10 Brazilian Coffee, +10 Colombian Coffee, +10 Liberian Diamonds, +80 international trade, +100 allied trade, -225 deficit]
Conflicts: Vietnam War, Korean DMZ Conflict, Cambodian Civil War

-Union of Soviet Socialist Republics-
General Secretary: Master of Oblivion
Domestic Popularity: Moderate
Foreign Popularity: Low
Military Units: 11/13 [-10, 1 in E.Germany, -10, 1 in Mongolia, -30, 3 in Czechoslovakia, -170 maintenance]
Nuclear Level: 7/10 [-70 maintenance]
Economy: +170
Foreign Aid: 30 [Wanted: 50]
COMECON Subsidies: 60 [Wanted: 100]
Deficit: 0
Credit Income: +110 [+30 Iraqi Oil, +20 Romanian Oil, +10 Cuban Sugar, +10 Malian gold, +110 Warsaw Pact, +30 international trade, +30 allied trade]
Conflicts: None

-People's Republic of China-
Chairman: Scorpion
Domestic Popularity: High
Foreign Popularity: Moderate
Military Units: 6/14 [-80, 8 in Mongolian border, -220 maintenance]
Nuclear Level: 3/10 [-30 maintenance]
Economy: +155
Foreign Aid: 15 [Wanted: 40]
Deficit: 300
Credit Income: +25 [+40 international trade, +35 allied trade, -20 deficit]
Conflicts: Cultural Revolution.
=
Red Guards
Sphere: Radical Maoist
Units: 2

-United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland-
Prime Minister: Gesar
Domestic Popularity: High
Foreign Popularity: High
Military Units: 4/5 [-10, 1 unit in Oman, -60 maintenance]
Nuclear Level: 5/10 [-50 maintenance]
Economy: +135
Foreign Aid: 50 [Wanted: 60]
Colonial Aid: 60 [Wanted: 80]
Deficit: 200
Credit Income: +80 [+30 South African Uranium, +30 Iranian Oil, +20 South African Diamonds, +10 Botswanan Diamonds, +10 Malaysian Tin, +10 South African Gold, +35 international trade, +25 allied trade, -10 deficit]
Conflicts: Fighting Rebels

-Democratic Republic of Vietnam-
President: Coin
Domestic Popularity: High
Foreign Popularity: Somewhat Low
Military Units: 1/4 [-10, 1 in Laos, -50 maintenance]
Nuclear Level: None
Economy: +10 credits
Deficit: 0
Credit Income: +30 [+0 international trade, +20 allied trade]
Conflicts: Vietnam War

-Republic of South Africa-
Prime Minister: TRC
Domestic Popularity: Low
Foreign Popularity: Moderate
Military Units: 2/4 [-20, 2 in Rhodesia, -60 maintenance]
Nuclear Level: None
Economy: +90 credits [Has two +30 uranium bonuses going to USA and UK, +20 diamond bonus going to UK, +10 gold bonus going to UK]
Colonial Aid: 10 [Wanted: 30]
Deficit: 100
Credit Income: +80 [+20 international trade, +15 allied trade, -5 deficit]
Conflicts: Fighting Rebels, South African Border War
=
African National Congress
Sphere: Neutral
Units: 2
=
Pan-Africanist Congress
Sphere: Chinese
Units: 0

-German Democratic Republic-
General Secretary: tardis218
Domestic Popularity: Moderate
Foreign Popularity: Moderate
Military Units: 4/4 [-40 maintenance]
Nuclear Level: None
Economy: +65 credits
Deficit: 0
Credit Income: +50 [+10 international trade, +20 allied trade]
Conflicts: Student Protests, Prague Spring
=
Student Protests
Sphere: East German (Anti-Imperialist)
Units: 0

-French Fifth Republic-
President: Cephal
Domestic Popularity: Moderate
Foreign Popularity: Moderate
Military Units: 6/6 [-60 maintenance]
Nuclear Level: 3/10 [-30 maintenance]
Economy: +130
Foreign Aid: 30 [Wanted: 40]
Colonial Aid: 10 [Wanted: 20]
Deficit: 200
Credit Income: +60 [+10 Madagascan Diamonds, +35 international trade, +25 allied trade, -10 deficit]
Conflicts: None

-Republic of India-
Prime Minister: Maddox
Domestic Popularity: Somewhat High
Foreign Popularity: Moderate
Military Units: 7/7 [-70 maintenance]
Nuclear Level: None
Economy: +100
Foreign Aid: 10 [Wanted: 10]
Deficit: 200
Credit Income: +35 [+30 international trade, +10 allied trade, -15 deficit]
Conflicts: Naxalite-Maoist Insurgency, Insurgency in Northeast India
=
Naxalite-Maoist Rebels
Sphere: Chinese
Units: 1
=
United National Liberation Front
Sphere: Neutral
Units: 0
=
Karbi Longri N.C. Hills Liberation Front
Sphere: Neutral
Units: 0
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-Republic of Cuba-
President: VACANT
Domestic Popularity: Somewhat High
Foreign Popularity: Somewhat Low
Military Units: 4/4 [-40 maintenance]
Nuclear Level: None
Economy: +50 credits [+10 Cuban Sugar going to USSR]
Deficit: 100
Credit Income: +35 [+20 international trade, +10 allied trade, -5 deficit]
Conflicts: None


-United Arab Republic (Egypt)-
President: VACANT
Domestic Popularity: Somewhat Low
Foreign Popularity: Somewhat High
Military Units: 4/4 [-40 maintenance]
Nuclear Level: None
Economy: +65
Foreign Aid: 10 [Wanted: 10]
Deficit: 300
Credit Income: +50 [+30 Suez Canal Nationalised (not flowing due to conflict), +10 Arab League Aid, +20 international trade, +15 allied trade, -15 deficit]
Conflicts: War of Attrition, North Yemen Civil War, Fighting Rebels
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Muslim Brotherhood
Sphere: Neutral
Units: 0

-State of Israel-
President: VACANT
Domestic Popularity: Somewhat High
Foreign Popularity: Moderate
Military Units: 6/6 [-60 maintenance]
Nuclear Level: None
Economy: +80 credits
Foreign Aid: 0 [Wanted: 0]
Deficit: 100
Credit Income: +55 [+10 international trade, +30 allied trade, -5 deficit]
Conflicts: War of Attrition, Fighting Separatists
=
Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO)
Sphere: Neutral
Units: 2

-Republic of Iraq-
President: VACANT
Domestic Popularity: Somewhat Low
Foreign Popularity: Moderate
Military Units: 6/6 [-60 maintenance]
Nuclear Level: None
Economy: +60 [+30 Iraqi Oil going to USSR]
Deficit: 200
Credit Income: +25 [+25 international trade, +10 allied trade, -10 deficit]
Conflicts: None

-Syrian Arab Republic-
President: VACANT
Domestic Popularity: Somewhat Low
Foreign Popularity: Moderate
Military Units: 4/4 [-40 maintenance]
Nuclear Level: None
Economy: +55
Deficit: 150
Credit Income: +35 [+20 international trade, +10 allied trade, -10 deficit]
Conflicts: None

-Federal Republic of Germany-
President: VACANT
Domestic Popularity: Moderate
Foreign Popularity: Somewhat High
Military Units: 5/5 [-50 maintenance]
Nuclear Level: None
Economy: +70 credits
Deficit: 200
Credit Income: +70 [+20 international trade, +40 allied trade, -10 deficit]
Conflicts: None

-Democratic People's Republic of Korea-
President: VACANT
Domestic Popularity: Very High
Foreign Popularity: Low
Military Units: 6/6 [-60 maintenance]
Nuclear Level: None
Economy: +60 credits
Deficit: 0
Credit Income: +20 [+10 international trade, +10 allied trade]
Conflicts: Korean DMZ Conflict

-Republic of Korea-
President: VACANT
Domestic Popularity: Moderate
Foreign Popularity: Somewhat High
Military Units: 5/5 [-50 maintenance]
Nuclear Level: None
Economy: +75 credits
Deficit: 100
Credit Income: +55 [+20 international trade, +15 allied trade, -5 deficit]
Conflicts: Korean DMZ Conflict
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=Africa=

-Rhodesia-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 3
Sphere: South African
Units: 2
Economy: 3
Conflicts: Rhodesian Bush War
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ZANU
Sphere: Chinese
Units: 0
=
ZAPU
Sphere: Soviet
Units: 2

-Algeria-
Government: One Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: Soviet
Units: 4
Economy: 2
Conflicts: None

-Morocco-
Government: Monarchy
Stability: 5
Sphere: American
Units: 4
Economy: 2
Conflicts: Restive West Sahara Separatists

-Angola-
Government: Colonial
Stability: 3
Sphere: Portuguese Colony
Units: 3
Economy: 2 [Has +20 diamonds bonus too unstable to export]
Conflicts: Angolan War of Independence
=
Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola
Sphere: Soviet
Units: 3
=
National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA)
Sphere: Chinese
Units: 3
=
National Liberation Front of Angola
Sphere: American
Units: 3
=
Front for the Liberation of the Enclave of Cabinda
Sphere: French
Units: 2

-Botswana-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: British
Units: 3
Economy: 1 [Has +10 Botswana Diamonds bonus going to UK]
Conflicts: None

-Dahomey-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: American
Units: 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: None

-Ethiopia-
Government: Monarchy
Stability: 4
Sphere: American
Units: 4
Economy: 3
Conflicts: Fighting Separatists
=
Eritrean Liberation Front
Sphere: Soviet
Units: 1

-Kenya-
Government: One Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: British
Units: 2
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Fighting Separatists
=
Somali Separatists
Sphere: Somalian (East German)
Units: 0

-Uganda-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: British
Units: 2
Economy: 1
Conflicts: None

-Tanzania-
Government: One Party
Stability: 6
Sphere: Chinese
Units: 2
Economy: 1
Conflicts: None

-Rwanda-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: Belgian
Units: 2
Economy: 1
Conflicts: None

-Burundi-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 3
Sphere: Belgian
Units: 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Restive Hutus

-Mauritania-
Government: One Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: Chinese
Units: 2
Economy: 1
Conflicts: None

-Mali-
Government: Military Rule
Stability: 3
Sphere: Soviet
Units: 1
Economy: 2 [Has +10 Malian gold going to the USSR]
Conflicts: None

-Mozambique-
Government: Colonial
Stability: 5
Sphere: Portuguese Colony
Units: 2
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Mozambican War of Independence
=
Liberation Front of Mozambique (FRELIMO)
Sphere: Soviet/Chinese
Units: 0

-Gabon-
Government: One Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: American
Units: 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: None

-Somalia-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 3
Sphere: Italian (Neutral)
Units: 3
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Restive clans

-South West Africa-
Government: Colonial
Stability: 3
Sphere: South African Colony
Units: 2
Economy: 1 [Has +30 uranium bonus going to SA]
Conflicts: South African Border War, Namibian War of Independence
=
South West Africa People's Organization (SWAPO)
Sphere: Soviet
Units: 1
=
South West African National Union (SWANU)
Sphere: Chinese
Units: 0

-Lesotho-
Government: Monarchy
Stability: 5
Sphere: British
Units: 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: None

-Swaziland-
Government: Monarchy
Stability: 5
Sphere: British
Units: 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: None

-Libya-
Government: Monarchy
Stability: 5
Sphere: British
Units: 4
Economy: 4
Conflicts: None

-Chad-
Government: One Party
Stability: 3
Sphere: French
Units: 2
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Chadian Civil War
=
National Liberation Front of Chad (FROLINAT)
Sphere: Neutral
Units: 1

-Cameroon-
Government: One Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: Neutral
Units: 2
Economy: 2
Conflicts: Fighting Rebels
=
Union of the Peoples of Cameroon
Allegiance: Neutral
Units: 0

-Tunisia-
Government: One Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: Pro-US
Units: 2
Economy: 3
Conflicts: None

-Central Africa-
Government: One Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: French
Units: 1
Economy: 3
Conflicts: None

-Zambia-
Government: One Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: Chinese
Units: 2
Economy: 2
Conflicts: None

-Malawi-
Government: One Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: British
Units: 2
Economy: 1
Conflicts: None

-Congo-Leopoldville-
Government: Military Rule
Stability: 3
Sphere: Neutral (American)
Units: 2
Economy: 1 [Has +20 Congolese diamond bonus going to no one]
Conflicts: Fighting Rebels
=
People's Revolutionary Party
Sphere: Chinese
Units: 1

-Congo-Brazzaville-
Government: Multi-Party
Stability: 3
Sphere: Chinese
Units: 2
Economy: 2 [Has +10 diamond bonus too unstable to export]
Conflicts: Republic of Congo Civil War
=
National Council for the Revolution
Sphere: Soviet
Units: 3

-Madagascar-
Government: Multi-Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: French
Units: 1
Economy: 2 [+10 diamond income bonus going to France]
Conflicts: None

-Djibouti-
Government: Colonial
Stability: 6
Sphere: French Colony
Units: 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: None

-Sudan-
Government: Military Rule
Stability: 3
Sphere: Neutral
Units: 3
Economy: 2
Conflicts: Sudanese Civil War
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Anyanya
Sphere: Neutral
Units: 1

-Nigeria-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: Neutral
Units: 4
Economy: 1 [Has +10 Agriculture bonus going to no one]
Conflicts: Nigerian Civil War
=
Republic of Biafra
Government: Military Rule
Stability: 3
Sphere: American
Military Units: 2
Economy: 1
Conflicts: At war with Nigeria

-Guinea-
Government: One Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: Neutral
Units: 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: None

-Guinea-Bissau-
Government: Colonial
Stability: 2
Sphere: Portuguese Colony
Units: 2
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Guinea-Bissau War of Independence
=
African Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde
Sphere: Soviet
Units: 1

-Equatorial Guinea-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: Spanish
Units: 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: None

-Senegal-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: American
Units: 1
Economy: 2
Conflicts: None

-The Gambia-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 3
Sphere: British
Units: 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: None

-Sierra Leone-
Government: One Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: American
Units: 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: None

-Liberia-
Government: One Party, US Puppet
Stability: 4
Sphere: American
Units: 1
Economy: 1 [Has +10 diamond bonus going to America]
Conflicts: None

-Niger-
Government: One Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: American
Units: 2
Economy: 2
Conflicts: None

-Togo-
Government: One Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: American
Units: 2
Economy: 1
Conflicts: None

-Upper Volta-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: American
Units: 2
Economy: 1
Conflicts: None

-Ghana-
Government: Military Rule
Stability: 4
Sphere: American
Units: 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: None

=Americas=

-Canada-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: American
Units: 5
Economy: 5
Conflicts: None

-Haiti-
Government: Dictatorship
Stability: 2
Sphere: American
Units: 1
Economy: 2
Conflicts: None

-Mexico-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: Neutral
Units: 2
Economy: 2 [Has +20 oil bonus going to no one]
Conflicts: None

-Jamaica-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: British
Units: 1
Economy: 2
Conflicts: None

-Belize-
Government: Colonial
Stability: 5
Sphere: British Colony
Units: 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: None

-El Salvador-
Government: Military Rule
Stability: 3
Sphere: American
Units: 3
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Fighting Rebels
=
Communist Party of El Salvador
Units: 0
Sphere: Soviet

-Honduras-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: Neutral
Units: 2
Economy: 2
Conflicts: None

-Guatemala-
Government: Military Rule
Stability: 4
Sphere: American
Units: 2
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Fighting Rebels
=
Guatemalan Party of Labour
Sphere: Soviet
Units: 1

-Nicaragua-
Government: Military Rule
Stability: 4
Sphere: American
Units: 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Fighting Rebels
=
Sandinista National Liberation Front
Sphere: Soviet
Units: 0

-Panama-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 3
Sphere: American
Units: 1
Economy: 1 [Has +30 Panama canal control bonus going to America]
Conflicts: None

-Costa Rica-
Government: One Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: American
Units: 0
Economy: 1
Conflicts: None

-Argentina-
Government: Military Rule
Stability: 4
Sphere: American
Units: 3
Economy: 2
Conflicts: None

-Bolivia-
Government: Military Rule
Stability: 1
Sphere: American
Units: 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: None

-Brazil-
Government: Military Rule
Stability: 4
Sphere: American
Units: 4
Economy: 2 [Has +10 Brazilian coffee bonus going to America]
Conflicts: Fighting Rebels
=
Communist Party of Brazil
Sphere: Neutral
Units: 1

-Chile-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: American
Units: 4
Economy: 2
Conflicts: Fighting Rebels
=
Revolutionary Left Movement
Sphere: Soviet
Units: 0

-Colombia-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: American
Units: 3
Economy: 2 [Has +10 coffee bonus going to USA]
Conflicts: Colombian Civil War
=
FARC
Sphere: Soviet
Units: 1
=
National Liberation Army
Sphere: Soviet
Units: 0
=
Popular Liberation Army
Sphere: Chinese
Units: 0

-Ecuador-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: American
Units: 3
Economy: 2
Conflicts: None

-Paraguay-
Government: Military Rule
Stability: 4
Sphere: American
Units: 2
Economy: 1
Conflicts: None

-Dominica-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: American
Units: 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: None

-Peru-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 3
Sphere: American
Units: 5
Economy: 2
Conflicts: Fighting Rebels
=
Revolutionary Left Movement
Sphere: Soviet
Units: 1

-Uruguay-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 3
Sphere: American
Units: 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Fighting Rebels
=
National Liberation Movement
Sphere: Soviet
Units: 0

-Venezuela-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: American
Units: 3
Economy: 2 [Has +10 oil bonus going to America]
Conflicts: None

-Suriname-
Government: Colonial
Stability: 5
Sphere: Dutch Colony
Units: 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: None

-Guyana-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: British
Units: 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: None

=Asia=

-Japan-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: American
Units: 1
Economy: 5
Conflicts: None

-S.Vietnam-
Government: Military Rule
Stability: 3
Sphere: American
Units: 2
Economy: 3
Conflicts: Vietnam War
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Vietcong/NLF
Sphere: Soviet
Units: 1
=
Vietcong/ NLF-M
Sphere: Chinese
Units: 1

-Indonesia-
Government: One Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: American
Units: 10
Economy: 3
Conflicts: None

-S.Korea-
Government: Military Rule
Stability: 4
Sphere: American
Units: 5
Economy: 3
Conflicts: Korean DMZ Conflict

-Pakistan-
Government: Military Rule
Stability: 4
Sphere: Neutral
Units: 5
Economy: 1
Conflicts: None

-Ceylon-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 2
Sphere: American
Units: 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Fighting Separatists
=
Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam
Sphere: Neutral
Units: 1
=
Tamil Eelam Liberation Organization
Sphere: Indian
Units: 0

-Malaysia-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 3
Sphere: British
Units: 1
Economy: 1 [Has +10 Malaysian tin bonus going to UK]
Conflicts: Communist insurgency War
=
Communist Party of Malaysia
Sphere: Chinese
Units: 1

-Brunei-
Government: Monarchy, British puppet
Stability: 5
Sphere: British
Units: 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: None

-Mongolia-
Government: One Party, Soviet puppet
Stability: 5
Sphere: Chinese
Units: 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: None

-Nepal-
Government: Monarchy
Stability: 4
Sphere: Indian
Units: 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Fights with Maoists

-Bhutan-
Government: Monarchy
Stability: 5
Sphere: Indian
Units: 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: None

-Taiwan-
Government: One Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: American
Units: 3
Economy: 2
Conflicts: None

-Thailand-
Government: Military Rule
Stability: 4
Sphere: American
Units: 2
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Communist insurgency
=
Communist Party of Thailand
Sphere: Chinese
Units: o

-Burma-
Government: Military Rule
Stability: 3
Sphere: Isolationist
Units: 2
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Internal Conflict in Burma
=
National Democratic Alliance
Sphere: Neutral
Units: 1

-Cambodia-
Government: Monarchy
Stability: 1
Sphere: Neutral
Units: 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Cambodian Civil War
=
Khmer Rouge
Sphere: Chinese
Units: 2

-Laos-
Government: Military Rule
Stability: 3
Sphere: American
Units: 3
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Laotian Civil War
=
Pathet Lao
Sphere: Soviet
Units: 3
=
Hmong Guerrillas
Sphere: American
Units: 1

=Europe=

-Yugoslavia-
Government: One Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: Neutral
Units: 6
Economy: 4
Conflicts: None

-Spain-
Government: Monarchy
Stability: 4
Sphere: American
Units: 3
Economy: 4
Conflicts: Basque Conflict
=
Basque Homeland and Freedom (ETA)
Sphere: Soviet
Units: 0

-Belgium-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: American
Units: 3
Economy: 4
Conflicts: None

-Sweden-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: Neutral
Units: 5
Economy: 4
Conflicts: None

-Albania-
Government: One Party
Stability: 6
Sphere: Chinese
Units: 2
Economy: 2
Conflicts: Restive Greek separatists

-Greece-
Government: Military Rule
Stability: 5
Sphere: NATO
Units: 4
Economy: 3
Conflicts: None

-Cyprus-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: Neutral
Units: 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: None

-Turkey-
Government: Military Rule
Stability: 4
Sphere: NATO
Units: 5
Economy: 3
Conflicts: Restive Kurdish separatists

-Liechtenstein-
Government: Monarchy
Stability: 6
Sphere: West Germany (American)
Units: 0
Economy: 1
Conflicts: None

-Netherlands-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 6
Sphere: NATO
Units: 2
Economy: 5
Conflicts: None

-Monaco-
Government: Monarchy
Stability: 6
Sphere: French
Units: 0
Economy: 1
Conflicts: None

-Luxembourg-
Government: Duchy
Stability: 6
Sphere: French
Units: 0
Economy: 1
Conflicts: None

-Ireland-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: Neutral
Units: 3
Economy: 3
Conflicts: Fighting Rebels
=
Irish Republican Army
Sphere: Soviet
Units: 0
=
Ulster Volunteer Force
Sphere: British (Neutral)
Units: 0

-Andorra-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 6
Sphere: French
Units: 0
Economy: 1
Conflicts: None

-Portugal-
Government: Military Rule
Stability: 4
Sphere: American
Units: 4
Economy: 4
Conflicts: Portuguese Colonial War, Leftwing insurgency
=
People's Revolutionary Front of Portugal
Sphere: East German
Units: 0

-Italy-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: NATO
Units: 2
Economy: 4
Conflicts: None

-Vatican City-
Government: Theocracy
Stability: 6
Sphere: Italian (American)
Units: 0
Economy: 0
Conflicts: None

-San Marino-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 6
Sphere: Italian (American)
Units: 0
Economy: 1
Conflicts: None

-Switzerland-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 6
Sphere: Neutral
Units: 1
Economy: 3
Conflicts: None

-Austria-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: American
Units: 3
Economy: 3
Conflicts: None

-Norway-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 6
Sphere: NATO
Units: 9
Economy: 4
Conflicts: None

-Denmark-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: NATO
Units: 4
Economy: 4
Conflicts: None

-Greenland-
Government: Colonial
Stability: 5
Sphere: Danish Colony
Units: 0
Economy: 1
Conflicts: None

-Iceland-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 6
Sphere: NATO
Units: 1
Economy: 4
Conflicts: None

-Finland-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: Soviet (out of necessity)
Units: 4
Economy: 4
Conflicts: None

-Poland-
Government: One Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: Warsaw Pact
Units: 1/1.5 (.5 in Czechoslovakia)
Economy: 3
Conflicts: None

-Czechoslovakia-
Government: One Party
Stability: 3
Sphere: Warsaw Pact
Units: 2
Economy: 3
Conflicts: Prague Spring
=
National Front of Czechoslovakia
Sphere: Neutral (Czechoslovak)
Units: 0

-Romania-
Government: One Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: Warsaw Pact
Units: 2
Economy: 2 [Has +20 Romanian oil bonus going to USSR]
Conflicts: None
=
Patriotic Guards
Sphere: Romanian
Units: 3

-Bulgaria-
Government: One Party
Stability: 6
Sphere: Warsaw Pact
Units: 1/2 (1 in Czechoslovakia)
Economy: 3
Conflicts: None

-Hungary-
Government: One Party
Stability: 5
Sphere: Warsaw Pact
Units: 1/1.5 (.5 in Czechoslovakia)
Economy: 3
Conflicts: None

=Middle East=

-Iran-
Government: Monarchy
Stability: 4
Sphere: British
Units: 6
Economy: 3
Conflicts: Fighting Rebels
=
People's Mujahidin
Sphere: Soviet
Units: 1

-Afghanistan-
Government: Monarchy
Stability: 4
Sphere: Neutral
Units: 2
Economy: 2 [+10 Afghani opiate going nowhere]
Conflicts: None

-Kuwait-
Government: Monarchy
Stability: 5
Sphere: American
Units: 1
Economy: 3 [Has +10 Kuwait oil bonus going to America]
Conflicts: None

-Saudi Arabia-
Government: Monarchy
Stability: 5
Sphere: American
Units: 1
Economy: 2 [Has +50 oil bonus going to America]
Conflicts: None

-Trucial Sheikhdoms-
Government: Colonial
Stability: 4
Sphere: British Colony
Units: 1
Economy: 1
Conflicts: None

-Qatar-
Government: Colonial
Stability: 5
Sphere: British Colony
Units: 1
Economy: 1 [Has +10 Qatari oil bonus going to UK]
Conflicts: None

-Bahrain-
Government: Colonial
Stability: 4
Sphere: British Colony
Units: 1
Economy: 1 [Has +10 Bahraini oil bonus going to UK]
Conflicts: None

-Oman-
Government: Monarchy
Stability: 4
Sphere: British
Units: 2
Economy: 1
Conflicts: Dhofar Rebellion
=
Popular Front for the Liberation of the Occupied Arabian Gulf
Sphere: Soviet
Units: 0
=
Dhofar Liberation Front
Sphere: Soviet
Units: 0

-Kingdom of Yemen (North Yemen)-
Government: Monarchy
Stability: 4
Sphere: Saudi (British)
Units: 3
Economy: 1
Conflicts: North Yemen Civil War
=
Yemen Arab Republic
Sphere: UAR
Units: 2 (1 trapped in Sana'a)

-People's Republic of Southern Yemen (South Yemen)-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 4
Sphere: UAR
Units: 2
Economy: 1
Conflicts: None

-Jordan-
Government: Monarchy
Stability: 4
Sphere: Egyptian (American)
Units: 3
Economy: 3
Conflicts: None

-Lebanon-
Government: Multi Party
Stability: 3
Sphere: American
Units: 1
Economy: 2
Conflicts: None
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